Arsenal line up shock move for Spurs star Vertonghen on free, says Bent

first_img“It’s a difficult one, they’re down to a free, they’re obviously not going to sign new contracts so what do you do?”But if Emery expresses an interest, Vertonghen might prefer to stay in North London.It would be an incredible move on the Belgian’s part, considering the animosity still felt from Spurs fans to another player who moved up the Seven Sisters Road on a free transfer – Sol Campbell.But Emery knows versatile Vertonghen can also play as a left-back which could increase competition.He also works well in a back three and would link up with Sokratis and either Rob Holding or David Luiz next season.Latest Arsenal newsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsVertonghen’s Spurs and Belgium team-mate Toby Alderweireld was also linked with a summer switch to the Gunners.He had a £25m release clause but this was not activated by the Gunners in the end, who snapped up Luiz for £8m instead.Robin van Persie says Arsenal are not improving under Unai Emery ARSENAL are ready to make a shock free transfer move for defender Jan Vertonghen from arch-rivals Tottenham, claims former England striker Darren Bent.Gunners boss Unai Emery is looking at the Spurs centre-half to help his problems at the back, he says.1 Arsenal could raid neighbours Spurs for defender Jan VertonghenCredit: AFP or licensorsVertonghen, 32, is out of contract in June.He can sign a pre-contract with a club outside the UK from January.Football Insider claim former Tottenham star and boyhood Gunners fan Bent believes Arsenal want the Belgium international.Bent said: “Jan Vertonghen, playing at the centre of the defence, are there too many more that are going to be better than him? If you’re going to take him on a free, Arsenal could do with him.If he’s on a free don’t be surprised if they’re in the mix for him as well.”I think it’s a situation they need to address but at the same time I wouldn’t want to see these players walk away for nothing.last_img read more

ABL: Alab slides to fourth after loss to Chong Son

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlab Pilipinas reeled to their second straight loss after dropping a 92-79 decision to Chinese club Chong Son in the ASEAN Basketball League Sunday at Nanhai Gymnasium in Guangdong Province.Both Alab and Kung Fu were in heated dispute for ownership of the second slot in the standings but it was the Chinese that planted its flag in the coveted piece of land, improving to 12-5 record while dealing the Filipinos their sixth loss in 17 games in the process.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Justin Howard capped off Chong Son’s blistering 26-8 run in the third quarter that put Kung Fu up, 72-52, with 1:46 left in the period.Chong Son never let go of its lead and even bumped it to 23 points, 81-58, off He Chongren’s triple at the 8:39 mark of the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKung Fu had three players finish above 20 points with Mikhael Mckinney leading the way with 26 points and 10 assists while Howard finished with 25 points and 16 boards and Anthony Tucker pitching in 23 points and eight assists.Renaldo Balkman put up 29 points and eight boards to lead Alab as they slipped to the fourth spot in the standings. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img San Miguel rallies, stuns Ginebra in OT for 2-0 semis lead MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

36th Annual Oilmen’s Trapshoot July 5 & 6 at North Peace Rod and Gun Club

first_imgThe 36th Annual Oilmen’s Trapshoot is taking place July 5 and 6 at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club.For more information and rules for the event, you can visit the Fort St. John Petroleum Association’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Petroleum Association will be hosting their 36th Annual Oilmen’s Trapshoot on July 5 and 6 at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club.The first day of the event, Friday, July 5, will be for Practice Rounds in the evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Friday evening will also feature a barbecue dinner.- Advertisement -Then on Saturday morning, July 6, the main Trapshoot event will take place with a 9:00 a.m. start.Breakfast and registration for the event will start at 8:00 a.m.During the Trapshoot, participants will have a chance to win a number of prizes in categories such as High Overall, Team Trophies, Fun Shoots, and Long Shot.Advertisementlast_img read more

Five things we learned from Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

first_img0Shares0000Marco Asensio scored the winner as Real Madrid moved closer to a third straight Champions League title© AFP Christof STACMUNICH, Germany, Apr 25 – Marco Asensio came off the bench to score the winner as Real Madrid claimed a 2-1 first-leg lead over Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.Here are five things we learned from the first leg at the Allianz Arena: Real have measure of BayernReal Madrid have had the wood on Bayern in recent seasons and the Germans now need an unlikely comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu next week to turn the form book around.The humiliation of a 4-0 second-leg thrashing at the last-four stage four years ago was the lowest point of Pep Guardiola’s spell in charge at Bayern, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored five over two legs as Real won a thrilling quarter-final last season in extra time. Like 12 months ago, Bayern created plenty of chances against the Real defence, but were made to pay for errors at the back.Changing of the Real guardYoungsters Asensio and Lucas Vazquez starred as Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale were left on the bench© AFP Christof STACHEIt was a rare quiet night for Ronaldo as he failed to score for the first time in 12 Champions League outings, but the absence of Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale from the starting XI called their futures into question.When Zinedine Zidane reshuffled at half-time, it wasn’t one of the two missing members of ‘BBC’ that he turned to, but Asensio. The youngster scored the crucial winning goal, while Lucas Vazquez provided the assist and excelled on the wing before holding off the dangerous Franck Ribery when switched to right-back after Dani Carvajal’s injury.Maverick MarceloMarcelo made it 1-1, the left back’s finish from 25 yards high quality – a left footed strike into the far bottom corner of the goal. Photo/DAILY MAILMarcelo was all over the place defensively at times and was partly at fault for Bayern’s opener, but he has now scored more goals than any other defender in the Champions League knockout stage.His seventh goal in the latter stages was a magnificent strike, adding to his goals against Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus earlier in the campaign. For all the gaps he leaves behind on his raids forwards, the Brazilian more than makes up for it by being one of Real’s most consistent attacking threats.Bayern need fresh bloodArjen Robben and Jerome Boateng hobbled off in the first half, with Bayern left desperately short of options© AFP GUENTER SCHIFFMANNBayern have not bolstered their squad as much as their fellow European giants in recent years and it showed on Wednesday. Ribery, 35, was their best player on the night, but his fellow 2013 Champions League winners Jerome Boateng and Arjen Robben both hobbled off in the first half.The German champions have barely been tested in romping to seven straight Bundesliga titles, but have repeatedly been shown their shortcomings in Europe.A 3-0 loss to PSG in the group stage saw veteran coach Jupp Heynckes return in place of Carlo Ancelotti in October, but on Wednesday’s evidence, Bayern also need fresh blood on the pitch when Niko Kovac takes over as coach at the end of the season.Semi-final sloppinessAsensio taunts the Bayern supporters with his celebration after scoring Real’s second away goal of the semi-final. Photo/DAILY MAILAfter Liverpool’s 5-2 victory over Roma on Tuesday saw some horrific defending from the Italians, both Real and Bayern were sloppy at the back and in possession during the second semi-final.Casemiro and Marcelo were caught out of position for Joshua Kimmich’s goal, but goalkeeper Keylor Navas made a terrible error in gambling on the right-back crossing the ball. The two sides were generous in defence at times, with Bayern giving up their hopes of victory on the night with an atrocious pass by Rafinha.If the final is anything like the two last-four first legs this week, fans can expect a host of goals in Kiev on May 26.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

More humane treatment being sought for turkeys

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “It’s the bare minimum we can ask for these animals that are going to be slaughtered,” said Jonathan Lovvorn, animal protection attorney with The Humane Society of the United States. About 10 billion turkeys, chickens, and other birds are slaughtered for human consumption each year in the United States – about 45 million turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday alone. The Humane Society sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture two years ago asking for poultry to be covered by the nearly 50-year-old Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, which says livestock must be stunned or rendered unable to feel pain before they’re killed. An industry spokesman said there already are methods to ensure the animals don’t suffer needlessly. “We already operate with humane methods of slaughter,” Richard Lobb, a spokesman for the National Chicken Council, said before the hearing. “This is just the kind of campaign (by animal activist organizations) meant to make life difficult for people who turn animals into food.” By Juliana Barbassa The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – As the nation prepared for its annual turkey feast, animal rights advocates asked a federal judge on Monday to give the holiday fowl the same legal protections as cows, pigs and other animals when they are slaughtered. The Humane Society of the United States argued in U.S. District Court that the process for slaughtering chickens and turkeys is cruel, and requested the government include poultry under a federal rule that requires livestock to be killed humanely. Typically, birds at slaughterhouses are shackled upside down on a conveyer line, then stunned by being dipped into electrically charged water or immersed in a mist that carries a low-voltage charge. Their necks are then cut by a machine and they are dipped into a vat of boiling water to loosen their feathers, the lawsuit said. The process is cruel, the Humane Society said, because some birds aren’t fully incapacitated by the electrical charge, and go through the slaughter process fully conscious. A call to Agriculture Department officials wasn’t returned before the hearing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DD TRAVEL: PUT PRETTY PRAGUE ON YOUR LIST OF MUST-SEE CITIES

first_imgIf you’re thinking about taking a city break this summer, consider Prague. Think real-life Disneyland, minus the kids. The Czech Republic capital city’s spire-sprinkled skyline features castles, cathedrals and impressive bridges, and every corner has a story to tell.St. Nicholas Church (left) and Prague Castle District in the background copyThings to do:Charles BridgeA free walking tour through the entire city will teach you all you need to know about the royalty and rebels of the country. Admire the beautiful blend of architectural styles, from Art Nouveau to Baroque. In a city where beer is cheaper than water, it’s easy to chill out with a beverage at any time of the day. Have some wine in the grand Prague Castle vineyards or sip beers in boat hotels along the Vltava River.Prague’s Old Town Square is the perfect place to relax beneath the intricate astronomical clock and watch the world go by. The open space is a feast of smells and sounds. Pigs roast on spits, potatoes are stirred in huge pots over open fires and street vendors beat and weld medieval trinkets.At night, Old Town Square pulses out a fairytale feel as the gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn lights up and looms over night-time revellers and street entertainers.Scaling the heights is a must in Prague. The Old Town Hall observation floor provides impressive views of the castle district from right above the city’s beating heart. The entire city is also viewable from a miniature Eiffel Tower on Petrin Hill. The Petrin Tower is set among landscaped gardens which make for a perfect quiet retreat from the hustle of the city streets. Make sure to sample the traditional Czech cuisine of Svíčková – beef swimming in cream sauce topped in cranberry, with dumplings on the side. To say that Svíčková is filling would be a major understatement. Wander away from the major tourist areas and you will be rewarded with interesting restaurants like ‘Nostress’, a chic Asian-French fusion restaurant, or the hip rooftop terrace eatery ‘Cowboys and Cocktails’.Prague is great for the culture vulture who can visit the many opera houses and art exhibitions.Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before TýnA more interactive culture experience can be had by taking a Ghost Tour through Old Town. A cape-clad storyteller leads the way through lamp-lit alleys while he tells stories of the gruesome and alchemic happenings that took place on those very streets. A more relaxed exploration of the city can be taken through one of the many river cruises.Flights to Prague take approx 2 and a half hours. Aer Lingus fly direct from Dublin. When choosing a hotel, consider somewhere outside the city centre as a cost-saving option. The Prague Metro is very regular, and will bring you into the heart of the city in no time.by Rachel McLaughlin DD TRAVEL: PUT PRETTY PRAGUE ON YOUR LIST OF MUST-SEE CITIES was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:city breakczech republicholidaypragueTravellast_img read more

‘Harry Kane will not want to miss Tottenham’s opening game of the season’

first_img Harry Kane is only the second England player to win the Golden Boot 2 2 Harry Kane will want to play in Tottenham Hotspur’s opening game of the new Premier League season, despite his World Cup exploits with England over the summer, believes Harry Redknapp.The striker is currently having a break from football after a long season, which saw him play 59 games for club and country – scoring a sensational 52 goals.It has been suggested he and a number of Spurs players who went the distance in Russia will be rested for the beginning of the campaign, which kicks off at Newcastle United on August 11.Among those could be goalkeeper Hugo Lloris – who captained France to World Cup glory – England stars Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier, plus Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.The number of players Tottenham had in the latter stages at the World Cup – with nine first-team stars in the semi-finals – has given Mauricio Pochettino a real headache ahead of the campaign, with Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp recently admitting he has ‘no clue’ how the Spurs boss will cope.But Redknapp believes Kane – winner of the World Cup Golden Boot – will give his manager a boost.center_img The Three Lions captain netted six goals in Russia The 24-year-old has already said he is keen to start the season well and end his hoodoo of never scoring in August.And his former Tottenham boss told Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Harry is one of those lads who won’t want any time off.“He’ll go away for two weeks and he’ll miss football, he’ll come back and just want to play.“Some players will go away and say they need another few weeks’ rest and recovery.“But Harry is one of those one-off lads who I don’t think you’ll be able to keep him away from playing.EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham should rest Harry Kane for start of the new Premier League season – David Ginola“When the first game comes around he’s going to want to be in that team.“He’s going to want to be leading goalscorer against this year. He didn’t quite make it last year, Salah  beat him to it, but he’s going to want to get that crown back and I don’t think he’s going to want to miss any matches – that’s always the feeling I get from the boy.”Listen back to Harry Redknapp on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL abovelast_img read more

JOB VACANCY: POPULAR LETTERKENNY BASED BARBER-SHOP SEEKING TO RECRUIT EXPERIENCED BARBER

first_imgJob Vacancy: A popular Barber-Shop, located on the Main Street in Letterkenny, is looking to recruit an experienced Barber to become part of their dynamic team. Management are looking for a candidate that has significant experience in the industry.The chosen candidate will have to able to work well under pressure, as the Barber-Shop is an extremely busy shop, and as stated above is very popular in the Letterkenny locality. Those interested in applying for the job vacancy are asked to ring either phone number which are outlined below.However, if the number is busy when you ring, then simply leave a message giving your name and contact details.Management will then return your call ASAP.If interested contact them now on 087-2684425 or 085-1411136. JOB VACANCY: POPULAR LETTERKENNY BASED BARBER-SHOP SEEKING TO RECRUIT EXPERIENCED BARBER was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Barber-ShopcandidatesexperienceFlexiblejobJob VacancyletterkennyMain Streetnewslast_img read more

DONEGAL DAILY AND CRISTEPH STUDIO MAKE IT AN EARLY CHRISTMAS FOR THE NESBITTS!

first_img“I can’t believe I have won. You’ve made my day,” was the response from Marie Nesbitt when see received the call to say she won the Donegal Daily/Cristeph Studio Portrait Award.Harry the family pet gets in for the photo with the Nesbitt family Dillion Ethan Kelly and Marie pictured at their home , Wiinner of the 1st week prize in the Cristeph Studio and Donegal Daily Portrait Competition. Photo Brian McDaidMarie, from Convoy, is the first winner in the latest competition for a free portrait in the run-up to Christmas.Even the family’s pet dog Harry got in on the act! Cristeph Studio in association with Donegal Daily are giving lucky readers an early Christmas present of an unique opportunity to win a Family Portrait every week for the month of November.To enter this competition simply LIKE & SHARE this promotion, and tell us at least one person who would be in your dream portrait!This offer is normally priced at €99. It includes your Portrait Sitting, Viewing and Selecting your Portrait image, and finally a finished Framed Portrait of your family.Our Portrait winner will be selected and posted on Donegal Daily each Monday in November and on the Cristeph Studio Facebook page. The Cristeph Studio has the perfect Christmas present of a gift voucher.You can re-enter this competition each week by simply sharing and liking this great offer.Also check out Cristeph’s Facebook for great framing offers and discounts on photography leading up to Christmas.The well-known Cristeph Studio in Letterkenny.Are your family members coming home for Christmas? We’re here to capture that special gathering. Call us to avail of our special offers and hear what we have to suit your family… After hours appointments are available on request.Just reserve your place by calling Cristeph on 074 9126411 Trying to find the ideal Christmas gift for your loved one? Why not treat yourself and your family to the best gift possible!“A Memory Captured” by Brian Mc Daid at Cristeph Studio.We have great gift idea for you and your family, or for the Grandparents, Godparents, Aunties or Uncles or why not just treat each other to that lovely “Memory”.Cristeph Studio is a family run business and Brian Mc Daid has over 35 years experience behind the camera. DONEGAL DAILY AND CRISTEPH STUDIO MAKE IT AN EARLY CHRISTMAS FOR THE NESBITTS! was last modified: November 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McDaidCristeph StudioDonegal Dailyfree portraitlast_img read more

TOURISM BOOST FOR DONEGAL AS TOP CHINESE JOURNALISTS FLOWN INTO COUNTY

first_imgJournalists Effie Jia, Iris Deng, Yuanyue Bi and Wang Ting with Xin Wang, Tourism Ireland (second right), and tour guide Min Lin Siew (right), at the Slieve League Cliffs, Co Donegal.Pic – John McConnellHOTEL staff in Donegal may have to start brushing up on their Mandarin – tourism chiefs have targeted the China to help boost the number of visitors to the county.Four Chinese journalists have been visiting Donegal as guests of Tourism Ireland.The group includes a blogger, a travel photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic and Lonely Planet, as well as two magazine journalists from China. They are here to experience at first-hand some of the many things to see and do in Ireland for features stories they will write when they return home.The journalists’ itinerary, designed by Fáilte Ireland, included visits to Dublin Castle and the ID2015 Design Hub, Trinity College and the Book of Kells and the Guinness Storehouse.Then it was on to Donegal, where the group took on a guided walk of the Slieve League cliffs and visits to Donegal Castle and Glenveagh Castle and Gardens.Amanda Burns, Tourism Ireland’s manager for Asia, said: “China is an important emerging travel market and one that Tourism Ireland is committed to growing over the coming years. The aim of this fact-finding visit is to increase awareness of the island of Ireland.” Mayor Ciaran Brogan welcomed the boost.“It’s fair to say a few years ago Donegal would not have been on the map when it came to tourism initiatives like this but now Tourism Ireland are really helping to push the real Ireland to overseas visitors,” said Cllr Brogan.“The Wild Atlantic Way is certainly helping and we know we could create many more jobs here if the council is given more funding to help develop the route further.”Cllr Brogan at the launch of the viewing point at Cnoc Fola last weekTOURISM BOOST FOR DONEGAL AS TOP CHINESE JOURNALISTS FLOWN INTO COUNTY was last modified: September 26th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalNumbersTourism IrelandVisitorslast_img read more