Tottenham news LIVE – All the latest Spurs updates and gossip

first_imgWilliam Pugh9 Sep 2019, 12:26 pmEx-SPURS man Peter Crouch has been named by Nemanja Vidic as one of the four trickiest opponents he faced in the Premier League.The Serbian powerhouse, 37, spent eight years at Old Trafford after arriving from Spartak Moscow in 2006.And despite facing Spurs’ Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov, Crouch was the Tottenham striker Vidic feared facing the most.And this is what he told The Athletic:Peter Crouch – “I’d never seen a two-metres tall player before. He played for Liverpool and we played them in a cup game at Anfield. I was thinking ‘Wow, what can I do today with this guy?’”Didier Drogba – “He had a lethal combination of strength and intelligence.“He was a very clever player who would get into the brain of the defenders.“He was strong, but he was always thinking ahead.”Sergio Aguero – “I’m convinced Aguero was born as a defender.“He knows where the ball will come and where he can attack.”Luis Suarez – “He’s different from Aguero. He doesn’t run for 90 minutes – he’s a player who uses instinct.“Everything is done in bursts.“I don’t think he knows exactly what he’s doing but he succeeds.”William Pugh9 Sep 2019, 11:48 am I think we know who to blame for Mr Stokes’ sudden dramatic loss of form. cc @SpursOfficial https://t.co/aczKYWlhLT— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 8, 2019 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 @HarryWinks, @HKane and Danny Rose all set for @England duty tomorrow. #EURO2020 ⚪ #COYS pic.twitter.com/P1ey6tmcND— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 9, 2019Joe Miles10 Sep 2019, 5:10 pmJAMES MADDISON has reflected on the time when he was linked to Spurs at the age of 16.The midfielder was playing for Coventry at the time when reports linked him to the North London club. He told Telegraph: “I once came in from a training session and someone had texted me saying they’d seen in The Coventry Telegraph that Maddison was going to Tottenham. “I texted my agent and said, ‘Am I? Am I going to Tottenham?’ I wasn’t. From then I knew: you just focus on football.” He went on to join Norwich in 2016 before he joined Leicester in 2018 after loan spells with Coventry and Aberdeen. Joe Miles9 Sep 2019, 4:36 pmTOTTENHAM wanted to sign Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo before they completed a deal for Giovani Lo Celso. The Italian midfielder’s agent, Claudio Vigorelli, told the Mail: “He renewed with Roma and is fine at Roma but obviously we enjoyed great interest of Tottenham, who were the runners up in the Champions League. “Their concrete interest in him shows how good they boy’s season was. “Spurs thought a lot about taking Lo Celso, they focused their attention on him seriously, more than any other club even beyond the Premier League.” William Pugh9 Sep 2019, 3:02 pmDANNY ROSE hailed Harry Kane’s professionalism after his England hat-trick at the weekend.The left-back said: “When things are not going right at our club, he is the first one in the changing room to say what we need to do. We should relish watching him.“When he is in the team, you are guaranteed goals and a leader who will give you everything. “What is scary is that he is only 27 and hopefully the best years are still to come.”William Pugh9 Sep 2019, 2:15 pmERIC DIER spotted ‘crying’ as his new FIFA20 rating was revealed…One can only assume they were tears of shock from the man who would surely have expected his rating to start with a six… William Pugh9 Sep 2019, 1:44 pmWilliam Pugh9 Sep 2019, 1:17 pm Yes, @JackClarke09! 🙌 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 https://t.co/iESN1zuHch— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 9, 2019Joe Miles10 Sep 2019, 7:28 pmSPURS fans have reacted angrily online after hearing Giovani Lo Celso would return from international duty injured.Argentinian outlet Conclusion reported the midfielder would miss out on the Argies game against Mexico and would return to Tottenham to receive treatment on a groin injury.One tweeted: “Absolutely sick of this!”While another added: “Sounds like a long-term thing.“Glad he was risked for a freaking friendly while Aguero stayed at home.”Joe Miles10 Sep 2019, 6:46 pmRAY PARLOUR has jumped to the defence of Harry Kane amid claims he dives during matches.Speaking on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, the ex-Arsenal star said: “You can be clever, can’t you? In getting a penalty.“I believe Harry when he says he doesn’t dive. “There are players out there who are blatant. Any touch at all and they are down. “I think Harry would rather score than go down.” Joe Miles10 Sep 2019, 6:11 pmTOTTENHAM could have Kyle Walker-Peters available for their game against Crystal Palace, it has been claimed.The right-back has been out for the last three weeks with a hamstring strain but could return for the Eagles clash, according to Football.London.Joe Miles10 Sep 2019, 5:38 pmHARRY KANE, Harry Winks and Danny Rose are getting ready for England’s clash against Kosovo.center_img William Pugh9 Sep 2019, 11:26 am🗓️ #OnThisDay in 2017, @HKane joined the 💯 club!#THFC ⚪ #COYS pic.twitter.com/O8XSxLfZTV— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 9, 2019William Pugh9 Sep 2019, 10:03 amDANNY ROSE revealed he is a huge fan of England rival and potential Tottenham target Ben Chilwell.The pair are competing to be the starting left-back for the Three Lions but Rose had nothing but nice things to say about his rival.He told the Daily Mirror: “Me and Chilly have to do everything to help each other and help the team.“If I play I don’t think it’s going to be a disadvantage and if Chilly plays it’s not going to be a disadvantage for the team. “We both offer great qualities and I’m a massive fan of Chilly’s. “I’ve got two of his shirts at my house and one hung up on my wall.” William Pugh9 Sep 2019, 9:36 amSKY SPORTS NEWS presenter Jeff stelling completed his epic March For Men challenge for Prostate Cancer UK at Tottenham’s new stadium last night. TOTTENHAM are preparing for Crystal Palace after being held to a 2-2 draw by Arsenal before the international break.And they’ll be delighted that Christian Eriksen is still at the club following the closure of the European transfer window – and Harry Kane continued his fine scoring form with England.Follow ALL of the latest Tottenham news, updates and gossip below…Joe Miles10 Sep 2019, 9:50 pmMARSEILLE snubbed Victor Waynama after Tottenham offered the unsettled midfielder on transfer deadline.That’s according to French TV station RMC Sport – with Club Brugge target Wanyama also missing out on a loan switch to Celtic. Kenya skipper Wanyama is yet to play for Spurs this season after their £65m club record signing of Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele over the summer.And Tottenham were reportedly willing to loan Wanyama to Marseille on loan for the season, ahead of a £7million permanent deal next summer.Joe Miles10 Sep 2019, 8:19 pmTOTTENHAM youngster Jack Clarke was the star of the show in England’s clash against Switzerland. 🙌 Last night, Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling completed his epic March For Men challenge in aid of @ProstateUK at our new stadium.#MarchForMen ⚪️ #THFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 9, 2019William Pugh9 Sep 2019, 9:06 amSPURS fans have accused Kieran Trippier of being disrespectful to Mauricio Pochettino after he claimed Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is unlike any coach he has worked for before.Trippier was speaking after England’s 4-0 victory over Bulgaria and said: “He’s [Simeone] incredible to work with, totally different to any other coach I’ve had.” And ratty Spurs fans online were not happy. In response to the video, one posted: “Oh for gods sake Kieran how much more insulting to Poch can you get? “Keep your mouth shut and have a bit of respect. “Noticed when all the Spurs players came together at England camp hardly anyone spoke to him…..speaks volumes!”While another added: “Trippier seems to want to blame Poch for him being awful last year.“He’s gone to a league now where he’ll have four tough games a season and think he’s amazing.”William Pugh9 Sep 2019, 8:29 amOne Danish newspaper claimed Spurs man Christian Eriksen had his worst-ever display in a Denmark shirt during their 0-0 draw with Georgia last night.The playmaker was ineffective in the bore draw and Southampton man Pierre-Emile Højbjerg said: “We don’t make it easy on ourselves but we are still in with a chance of making it to the Euros.”Samuel Street9 Sep 2019, 7:48 amCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN’S international break came to a disappointing end as Denmark were held to a 0-0 draw in Georgia.That result leaves them one point ahead of Switzerland in third, having played a game more, and two behind Mick McCarthy’s Ireland ahead of a crucial game at home to the Swiss next month.Jamie Gordon9 Sep 2019, 6:47 amHARRY KANE claims he has NEVER dived.The England captain, preparing for tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Kosovo at Southampton, hit back at accusations he cheated by diving to try to win a penalty in the 2-2 draw at Arsenal.Kane, 26, went down under a challenge from Sokratis eight days ago.The striker also failed to land a spot-kick after being upended by Newcastle’s Jamaal Lascelles just over a fortnight ago.He DID win a penalty in England’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria on Saturday when clipped by Kristian Dimitrov.Asked if he will ever apologise for diving, Kane said: “Never – and hopefully I don’t have to.”And pressed whether he is a diver, he said: “I haven’t really heard much on that. I said after the Newcastle game it was a clear penalty from my point of view.“I said after the Arsenal game, it’s a 50/50 one, similar to one we got given against us at Wembley the year before.“I am someone who uses his body well, which as a striker you have to do at every level.“On the halfway line it’s a free-kick every day.“In the penalty box, you don’t always get it.“It’s about doing my best on the pitch and the most important thing is about winning games.”Jake Lambourne9 Sep 2019, 9:46 pmTOBY ALDERWEIRELD believes Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson could be the difference between Scotland and Belgium on Monday night.Speaking to the Daily Record, the Spurs defender said: “Scotland didn’t have Andy Robertson in June when we played them and they had four or five players out too.“Of course I know Robertson very well because I have played against him plenty of times, including in the Champions League Final. “And Scotland have a lot of young, quality players who now play in the Premier League.“So they have more quality, but if we play with the same intensity and level we showed against them in Brussels, then we should be okay.” Jake Lambourne9 Sep 2019, 8:49 pmFORMER Arsenal striker John Hartson has backed Tottenham to finish in the top four this season.And he also believes that Christian Eriksen will be a model professional and continue to perform until at least January.He said: “I think Spurs will be there or thereabouts, I think top four.“I think [Christian] Eriksen will now settle down he’ll play every game because he’s a Tottenham player so nobody can come buy him until January anyway.“Ndombele looks okay, he’s only going to get better. Harry Winks, Pochettino loves Winks. They have got a solid back four.”Jake Lambourne9 Sep 2019, 7:54 pmTOTTENHAM youngster Troy Parrott has claimed training with Harry Kane has helped him improve as a player.In an interview with The 42, the 17-year-old said: “Obviously he’s a world-class striker, so it’s really good to be in and around them, doing finishing drills with them. “You find yourself getting better and better every day.”He could make his debut for Spurs against Colchester in the Carabo Cup later this month.Speaking of his chance, he added: “Again, I’m just in training doing what I can do to the best of my abilities, trying to keep improving and if the chance does come, I’ll be ready.”Jake Lambourne9 Sep 2019, 7:18 pmDANNY MILLS believes that Spurs left-back Danny Rose would have spoken to Kieran Trippier about leaving the club during the international break.Trippier left Tottenham for Atletico Madrid in the summer, while Rose failed to secure a move away.Asked by Football Insider whether Rose would have been speaking to Tripper about leaving, Mills said: “That’s always happened, even back in my day. “That’s gone on for many, many years. “Managers would always say to players in the international squad: ‘Just have a word with so-and-so, just have a chat, let him know how good he is. Remind him what he could be doing, what he could be missing out on.”Load more entries…last_img read more

Barcelona show no mercy

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Lionel Messi and Barcelona gave newly promoted Leganes a ruthless welcome to the Spanish league yesterday.Messi repeatedly combined with Luis Suarez and Neymar as Barcelona eased to a 5-1 victory in its first-ever visit to Leganes, a small club from southern Madrid playing their maiden campaign in the first division.The more than 10,000 blue-and-white clad fans who packed Butarque Stadium witnessed the cold, hard truth of playing against the best of the top flight.cHEERS diminishedMessi scored twice, once from the penalty spot, giving him five goals in two matches in a five-day span.The win came before Barcelona clashes with AtlÈtico Madrid, who matched the defending champion’s win with a 5-0 thrashing of Sporting Gijon.Boisterous at kickoff, the cheers from the Leganes crowd diminished with each goal until Gabriel Appelt gave them reason to celebrate when he scored from a free kick with 10 minutes remaining.By that time, the result was long beyond doubt, following additional goals from Suarez and Neymar that Messi played a part in setting up before Rafina struck Barcelona’s fifth from distance.last_img read more

Marvin Bagley has 32 points, Kings extend Suns’ skid to 14

first_imgSacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, left, is fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes, right, as he goes to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Marvin Bagley III was more than a little excited playing against Phoenix for the first time. The Sacramento rookie grew up in Tempe, Arizona, and was briefly high school teammates with the Suns’ Deandre Ayton.Phoenix passed over Bagley with the No. 1 overall pick in last summer’s draft, taking Ayton instead. Bagley fell to the Kings at No. 2 — a little added motivation there, too.ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea routed 6-0 by Man City for biggest loss in 28 years Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Bagley had his best game as a pro while dominating in the paint. The second overall pick in the draft, Bagley shot 10 of 15 and went 11 for 13 from the free-throw line. He also scored Sacramento’s first 12 points in the fourth quarter, including a driving 360-degree spinning layup.“He’s doing what we knew he could do in the beginning,” Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein said. “It’s really on him. He’s getting the time, he’s putting in the work and it’s showing.TIP-INSSuns: Jackson scored six straight points in the third on a free throw, dunk and 3-pointer. He was also called for a technical foul in the same period. … Booker returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games because of right hamstring tightness. He had a scare in the third quarter when he banged knees with Bogdan Bogdanovic and limped off the court, but he came back to start the fourth and promptly made a 3-pointer.Kings: Sacramento had only two turnovers in the first half. … Fox spent much of the first quarter on the bench after picking up his second foul early.FINISHING WHAT THEY STARTThe Kings are 4-1 this season in games when they lead by 15 or more at halftime. The only blemish was a 115-11 loss to the Suns in Phoenix on Jan. 8 when Sacramento blew a 19-point lead at the break.UP NEXTSuns: Play in Los Angeles against the Clippers on Wednesday.Kings: Play at Denver on Wednesday. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history It’s also the fastest the Kings (30-26) have reached 30 wins since 2004-05 when they did it in 43 games.“We have this goal in our heads about getting to the playoffs and it’s getting close right now,” Bagley said. “Every game matters. I’m excited, after we get done with this next game, how we come back from break and see where we can go from there.”Devin Booker had 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists in his return from injury for Phoenix. Ayton added 16 points and nine rebounds.The Suns’ losing streak is one shy of its franchise record of 15 set last season. They’ll try to avoid matching that dubious mark Wednesday against the Clippers.“The Kings came better prepared, more ready and more aggressive,” Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said. “We said before the game that they were going to throw the first punch hard at us. We were not ready to accept that punch.”ADVERTISEMENT Bagley had another strong game off the bench with a career-high 32 points and six rebounds, and Sacramento beat Phoenix 117-104 on Sunday to hand the Suns their 14th straight loss.“I love playing against the Suns,” said Bagley, who missed the Kings first two games against Phoenix due to a knee injury. “It’s fun playing against Deandre, the whole organization, everybody involved. I got to meet them when I went there for my pre-draft work and I met a few of those guys. So it was good competing against them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBuddy Hield scored 18 points, De’Aaron Fox had 17 points and nine assists, and Nemanja Bjelica added 10 points and eight rebounds to help Sacramento to its fifth win in six games.The Kings inched closer to ending the longest current playoff drought in the NBA. Sacramento, which last made the postseason in 2005-06, pulled within a half-game of the idle Los Angeles Clippers for the final playoff spot in the West. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Wanted bulletin issued for murder accused

first_imgA wanted bulletin was on Friday issued for Leon De Yonge, whom Police want to question in relation to the 2013 murder of Titus Sutton, which occurred at Baracara, Canje Creek, East Berbice.According to a Police statement, Sutton, 53, of Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara was involved in an argument with his business partner (DeYonge) when he was shot once to his chest with a shotgun. A friend of Sutton’s, 34-year-old Sherwin McAlmont, was also shot to his right thigh in that incident.Police on Friday said they do not have an exact address for De Yonge, thus anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of this suspect is kindly asked to contact the nearest Police station on the following numbers: 333-3876, 333-2485, 333-5564, 333-2151-3, 225-3650, 226-1929, or 911.All information will be treated with strict confidence, the Police have said.last_img read more

Former GDF rank stabbed to death over old grievance

first_imgA former member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was on Saturday morning stabbed to death by an acquaintance during an altercation at Republic Drive, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD).The dead man has been identified as 24-year-old Edward Bevaney, of Lot 115 Ogle Street, Triumph, ECD.The man was reportedly stabbed once to his left eye and twice to his chest with an ice-pick by the suspect. During the altercation, the suspect was also chopped to his left arm and stabbed one to the left side of his chest.Based on reports received, the suspect, formerly of Lot 40 Two Friends Village Ann’s Grove, ECD, and the now dead man are known to each other since they worked together in the interior. The two men became enemies following a fight which stemmed from an alleged drug deal gone wrong.Guyana Times understands that a few years back, the two men reportedly supplied marijuana to miners in the interior. However, after the misunderstanding, they went their separate ways.Nevertheless, about three months ago, the suspect left his Ann’s Grove home and moved in with a friend at his Beterverwagting, ECD home.Initial investigations revealed that on the day in question, at about 08:00h, the accused went to a shop in the neighbourhood to collect some cash.Upon his arrival, he reportedly parked his pedal cycle and ventured into the shop to collect his money but when he came out, his bicycle was missing.As he enquired about the whereabouts of his cycle, he was told that Bevaney collected it. After some time elapsed, the bicycle was retuned by a third party, “Shoney”. As the young man rode off with his bicycle, he was confronted by Bevaney who was reportedly armed with a cutlass and a knife and an argument ensued.During the heated argument, the now dead man dealt one chop to the suspect’s left hand and in retaliation, the suspect whipped out an ice-pick from his pants waist and dealt the deceased several stabs to his body. In a bid to escape, Bevaney reportedly jumped into a nearby trench. The suspect later collapsed on the roadway.The injured men were picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Bevaney was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect was treated and was handed over to the police as they continue their investigations.When Guyana Times visited the home of the dead man, his sister Kimika Bevaney explained that she received a telephone call at about 09:15h from a cousin who related what took place. The cousin urged her to rush to the Georgetown Public Hospital instead of coming home since, her brother was in critical condition.When she arrived at the medical institution, she was greeted with the devastating news of her brother’s passing. She was however, given the opportunity to see her dead brother who was lying in the Accident and Emergency Unity.“He had blood all over… he get a jook under he eye, he get jook on his arms and he get jook on he neck,” the aggrieved sister related. She further explained that while the family was not properly briefed on what transpired, she heard that her brother was stabbed to death by a man who is unknown to the family.She told Guyana Times that her now dead brother was a member of the GDF but after some misunderstanding with his girlfriend, he left. It was then that he went into the interior to work on a mining concession.The woman is holding out that she does not know the suspect, while noting that jer brother did not have issues with anyone. She also refuted claims that the now dead man was involved in the trafficking in narcotics.The man’s mother sat on the stairway in disbelief that her son was no more. She was being consoled by other relatives. Bevaney leaves to mourn his mother and six siblings. His body is at the GPHC mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination on Monday.The suspect is expected to make his first court appearance this week. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Rio Ferdinand set to arrive in Nairobi Dec 13

first_imgIn addition, he will on Saturday join up to 3,500 fans at the Guinness Fanzone for live screening of English Premier League matches where Manchester City take on Everton while Tottenham Hotspur tackle Burnley.“We are very excited to be bringing him (Rio) here to Kenya to reward Guinness drinkers.  Over the two days we will be embarking on a whole host of different activities giving him a real insight into the passion that there is for football in this country,” said Nduku Wamakau, the Guinness Marketing Manager, Kenya Breweries Limited.Ferdinand is expected to impart his football knowledge and the story of his career to youngsters over his stay in the country especially to the budding footballers who aspire to scale the heights of professional football.Ferdinand was just 19 and 8 days when he earned his first England cap, making him the youngest defender to play for England at the time.He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time with 81 England caps and playing in three world cup squads. During his career at Manchester United he won six Premier League titles and 14 trophies, including the Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The former defender now turned football pundit will be meeting local football teams at a soccer camp where he will also be joined by renowned Kenyan referee Tabitha NjorogeNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5 – England and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is expected in the country on December 13 ahead of a three-day tour courtesy of Guiness.The former defender now turned football pundit will be meeting local football teams at a soccer camp where he will also be joined by renowned Kenyan referee Tabitha Njoroge as well as meet the 12 winners of the Guinness consumer promotion as well as Guinness staff and retailers.last_img read more

Premier League fixtures: West Ham start the season at Arsenal

first_img Premier League fixtures: West Ham start the season at Arsenal 1 Slaven Bilic will begin his West Ham managerial career with a daunting trip to north London to take on Arsenal.The Hammers will then have back-to-back home games against Leicester City and new boys Bournemouth before concluding August with a trip to Anfield.Other notable dates include the visit of London rivals Chelsea on October 24, and a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on December 5.Swansea will provide the final opposition at Upton Park on May 7 prior to the club’s move to the Olympic Stadium.Click here to see the full Premier League fixture list for 2015-16last_img read more

War protests nowadays largely consist of quiet online dissent

first_imgIn May, saddened that she had failed to stop the war in Iraq that took her son’s life and made her the face of opposition, Cindy Sheehan tearfully quit the anti-war movement.She had concluded that her son Casey, a 24-year-old Army specialist killed in an April 2004 battle in Baghdad, had died for nothing.“Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next ‘American Idol’ than how many people will be killed in the next few months,” Sheehan wrote in an online diary.Those next few months will reach a red-letter day soon when the official death toll of American troops in Iraq hits 4,000 – a gloomy milestone in what has become an overwhelmingly unpopular war at home and a polarizing issue in Congress and the presidential campaign. “A clear majority (of Americans) has opposed the war in Iraq for some time now, and thank God it hasn’t taken 20,000 body bags.” Ahead of the pace Lafferty and others in the peace movement note that today’s movement is ahead of the pace set by protesters during the Vietnam era.“Actually, we’ve had more people in the streets at an earlier stage than we did in Vietnam,” said Lafferty, an expert on Vietnam who taught a course on that war at the New School for Social Research in New York.Independent polls, in which opposition to the war is now over70 percent, also support that view. According to Gallup surveys, a majority of Americans came to view Iraq as a mistake quicker than they came to oppose the Vietnam War more than three decades ago.And the anti-war movement’s impact on national politics cannot be understated. Opposition to the war last year produced the historic backlash against President Bush and the Republicans, leading to a Democratic takeover of Congress and a resolution setting a timetable for a troop withdrawal – a resolution Bush vetoed.The war arguably has also become the major issue in the upcoming presidential election year – a campaign that is fueling the peace movement, though not necessarily always on the streets.“All of us in the American culture have the peace movement image in our heads that is out of the ’60s: images of someone burning their draft card or bleeding from (a beating from a) police club,” said Tom Hayden, who gained infamy in the late 1960s as a Vietnam War protester who was one of the Chicago Seven anti-war defendants, and later went on to become a California state senator.“But the image of the Iraq war peace movement is something entirely different. It may be something as (simple as) somebody blogging.”“The movement has moved from the streets,” said Brad Parker of Sherman Oaks, a political activist involved in the anti-war, progressive movement. “The new street is the e-mail.” E-mail peace message Hayden and others argue that much of the anti-war movement today might be no louder than keyboard pecks – not only blogging on the Internet but the millions of words in e-mails and newsletters transmitted electronically, carrying the peace message daily.“It’s about communications, and in protesting the Vietnam War the main source of communications was television,” said political consultant Bill Orozco, who has worked with anti-war activists since the 1970s.“You needed big demonstrations in the streets to carry the message on television. But today the main source of communications has become the Internet.”According to political strategists, it was the peace movement’s mobilization of the Internet that stoked the anti-war protest fires and led to last year’s historic midterm repudiation of the Bush administration and the Democrats’ takeover of Congress, as well as calls for troop withdrawals in many cities. ‘Loud and clear’ In Los Angeles earlier this month, the City Council adopted a resolution calling for an end to the war, making it the largest city in the nation to take such a position.“Los Angeles is sending a message loud and clear – end the war in Iraq,” said Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who introduced the resolution, drawing cheers from an anti-war audience packing the council chamber.“We are calling for an immediate and complete withdrawal of United States military personnel from Iraq.“We have lost too many of our young men and women to this illegal and unjust war.”Still, low turnouts at some rallies, such as the Oct. 27 anti-war protest in downtown L.A., leave the impression that the movement is marginal and without impact, even as it produces a theater of radical sloganeering and grandstanding.At the L.A. rally, which police estimated at less than 1,000 people and organizers at 10 times that many, one protester carried a papier-m?ch? puppet of the president with cruise missiles for arms, and another protester who identified herself as Nancy Kent of Glendale carried a life-size cutout of Bush dressed in prison stripes.“I’m here to just be another demonstrator on the street to try to end the war,” Kent said. “And hopefully not attack Iran.”Protesters who marched up Broadway around noon to City Hall staged a “die-in,” during which Iraq veterans and supporters lay down on Temple Street amid the sounds of air-raid sirens and bomb blasts.Nevertheless, the perception of the anti-war movement having little clout persists – even among some in the movement – leading to the disillusionment of people such as Sheehan, who gained international attention by setting up camp outside Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, and demanding to meet with him.But the war and her activism took an emotional and personal toll on her life. Her marriage broke up, and she said all her speaking and book fees generated by her opposition were drained by extensive medical bills.“I am going to take whatever I have left and go home,” she said as she resigned from the movement. “I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I have lost.”Sheehan, though, also felt betrayed by her one-time allies, among them House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom she accused of “protecting the status quo” of the corporate elite and for not taking steps to impeach Bush.With no funds and the support of some peace activists, among them Vietnam Pentagon Papers hero Daniel Ellsberg, Sheehan is now on a grass-roots campaign as an independent to unseat Pelosi from the San Francisco congressional seat she has held since 1987.It is a quixotic venture that has saddened many anti-war activists. When Sheehan resigned, she lashed out at the peace movement group MoveOn.org for not doing enough to oppose the war. Most anti-war activists are also loyal Democratic supporters, especially of Pelosi.“(Sheehan) did a tremendous thing in that she took her personal loss and made it public so that people could understand the cost of the war,” said Nita Chaudhary, an organizer for MoveOn.org.“The anti-war movement is now the person next door. It’s not just Cindy Sheehan.”tony.castro@dailynews.com 818-713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But as the toll hovers just 140 short of that grim marker – in what has been the deadliest year for American soldiers in Iraq since the 2003 invasion – Sheehan’s departure from the peace movement is raising questions about the strength of today’s anti-war movement.Despite polls showing that most people oppose the war, there have been no massive sit-ins or protests like those in the 1960s over the Vietnam War.The perception is that “people aren’t in the streets protesting in outrage because they are too busy sipping frappucinos at Starbucks and watching television – so long as it’s not anything about the rising death toll,” said psychiatrist Carole Lieberman, who studies pop cultural trends among Americans.But peace activists say that isn’t necessarily the case, that in fact the movement against American involvement in Iraq today is significantly further ahead of the anti-war movement against Vietnam at the same time in the 1960s.“Vietnam had a draft but it still took about 20,000 body bags before American opinion turned against that war,” said Jim Lafferty, a Los Angeles-based steering committee member of the anti-war group ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism).last_img read more

DONEGAL TOWN NAMED IN TOP TEN PLACES TO VISIT IN IRELAND

first_imgStunning: Donegal Town at night from the bayHARD-working businesses in Donegal Town are celebrating after being named in the Top Ten Places to Visit In Ireland by the world’s biggest travel website.Tripadvisor is telling tourists the town is the No5 place to visit when coming to Ireland.And the town is given the nod ahead of top tourist destinations like Wesport and Tralee. The area is giving a glowing review with tips on tours on the famous waters of the bay, walking tours of the town and tips on top hotels in the area.“Donegal Town is a fairytale of a place, featuring a charming harbor, serene beaches and stoic stone remains of centuries past, like those of 15th-century Donegal Abbey,” says the website in its review.The glowing reference adds: “Stern-looking Donegal Castle, recently restored to its one-time Gaelic glory, is the crown jewel of the area.“If you’re looking for souvenirs, snag a hand-woven tweed or carpet, the signature goods of the area. For a good craic, the pubs of The Diamond area are a sure bet.”  DONEGAL TOWN NAMED IN TOP TEN PLACES TO VISIT IN IRELAND was last modified: August 15th, 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:Donegal TownTop TenTripAdvisorlast_img read more

DONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCE ‘SUNDAYS IN CONWAL’

first_imgDonegal Chamber Music Society presents “Sundays in Conwal” with theDONEGAL CAMERATA String Ensemble in Conwal Church, Letterkennyon Sundays 25th of March and 13th of May at 3pm.The first concert kicks off on Sunday 25th March with a programme inwhich the ensemble  continues exploring Gioachino Rossini´s StringSonatas — opera-like music originally written for 2 violins,cello anddouble bass.These pieces were composed when Rossini was twelve yearsold and they are masterpieces in their own right.  Also included willbe the Divertimento in C Major by Carl Stamitz, composer of theMannheim School, who was a very important figure in the history ofclassical music. The ensemble is also performing neglected stringmusic by Hermann Spielter and Charles Parry, pursuing the aim ofbringing rare string music alive. A 45 minutes recital by four international professional players withpopular prices for a Sunday afternoon chamber music treat in ConwalChurch.Sunday 25th March, 3pm.DONEGAL CAMERATA String Quartet(Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo, violin; Lucia Spacirova, violin/viola;Víctor Yélamo, cello & Michael McGinty, double bass)Music by Stamitz, Rossini, Spielter and ParryTickets € 10/5.Sunday 13th May, 3pmDONEGAL CAMERATA String Quintet(Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo, violin; Claire Cunningham, violin; LuciaSpacirova, violin/viola;Víctor Yélamo, cello & Michael McGinty, double bass)Works by W.A. Mozart, Luigi Boccherini, Derek Ball and Johannes BrahmsTickets € 10/5  DONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCE ‘SUNDAYS IN CONWAL’ was last modified: March 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCE ‘SUNDAYS IN CONWAL’last_img read more