Spurs reportedly demand £200m Kane fee with Levy hoping price puts off admirers

first_imgTOTTENHAM have reportedly slapped a £200million price tag on Harry Kane amid interest from Manchester United and City, according to reports.The England striker set alarm bells ringing among fans when declaring he will not stay in North London for “the sake of it” but the club was not surprised by his statements.2 Kane has been injured since the New Year with Spurs’ form plummeting as a resultCredit: PA:Press AssociationHaving signed a mega six-year contract in the summer of 2018, Kane’s future is still in Spurs’ hands whether or not he pushes hard for an exit once the season ends.According to Daily Mail, that has encouraged chairman Daniel Levy to put up a high fee for the 26-year-old that he is confident will not be met.The next transfer window will come amid football’s major readjustment due to the coronavirus, in a financial and potentially cultural sense.Large fees are thought to be incredibly unlikely even if top clubs can keep the economic damage to a minimum.Levy last night warned that people need “to wake up to the enormity” of the pandemic with Spurs staff furloughed for its duration.Among those monitoring Kane are said to be Manchester clubs United and City, the latter mulling over a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.The Argentine’s contract expires at the end of next season, when he will be 33, and he has previously talked up a move back to old club Independiente.Meanwhile United are looking for a statement signing to announce their return to the title race, which Spurs seem unlikely to enter anytime soon.Jose Mourinho’s side are eighth in the Premier League table, seven points adrift of a Champions League spot.And the fact that Kane is still yet to win a major trophy while spending his entire career with Tottenham could compel him to seek a move.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSpeaking on the weekend, the striker declared: “I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs.”But I’ve always said, if I don’t feel we’re going in the right direction then I’m not someone who will just stay for the sake of it.”I’m an ambitious player, I want to become one of the best players.”2Gary Lineker admits Harry Kane is right to think about his future at Tottenhamlast_img read more

Nadal: “We continue to adapt to this circumstance that has surpassed us”

first_imgThe Spanish tennis participant Rafa Nadal continues “adapting” to this “new circumstance” due to the coronavirus pandemic, a scenario that he believes has “surpassed us all” and mentioned that he continues with “concern” about every thing that occurs in Spain and on the planet due to sickness. “I stay it like everybody, with concern to see all of the disasters that we’re seeing on tv every single day and adapting to this new circumstance, for everybody, which I believe has surpassed us,” mentioned Nadal at ‘LaLiga Santander Fest’, a musical occasion that unites music and sports activities to elevate funds in opposition to the coronavirus. “The fact is that, like all modifications in this life, you will have to adapt. The modifications take some time and hopefully it is not going to give us to absolutely adapt and that little by little we’ll come out of this virus that is taking us to excessive conditions“added the Balearic. Nadal has led, together with Pau Gasol, some of the necessary initiatives on the planet of sports activities to elevate funds via the ‘Purple Cross Responds’, with which it intends to elevate a complete of 11 million euros amongst Spanish athletes as a manner to return the help of society and assist alleviate the implications of the coronavirus.last_img read more

Huskies back at .500 with win over Blades, turn attention to Navigators

first_imgAssistant coach Jeremy Clothier said the rink in Beaverlodge presents challenges but the Huskies cashed in on their chances and came away with the two points.“Beaverlodge is always a tough rink to play in because it’s quite a bit smaller than any other rink that we play in, in the league so they like to jam it up. I felt our boys moved the puck well and created some opportunities early in the game but we didn’t capitalize early but it came later in the game.” he stated.A win for the Huskies was key given the team’s upcoming schedule. They have three straight games against the North Peace Navigators including two this weekend, then a home date against the always tough Grande Prairie JDA Kings. The good thing of the Huskies is that three of those four games will be played on home ice.- Advertisement -“It would obviously be nice to get two wins out of it but they’re going to be tough. They’re always tough. They’re well coached but if we play like we have been the past couple of weeks here, everything seems to be getting a little bit better every game,” he explained. “Our defence was a little bit stronger in our own end. We cleared pucks out from out in front of the net and just competed better along the walls and in the corners.”Both games this weekend will be at the North Peace Arena with Saturday’s contest starting at 8 p.m., and Sunday’s at 1 p.m.last_img read more

Trackers look to build on lead atop Bouchier Division

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers are set for their lone game of the weekend in Dawson Creek for a contest with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers.The team is coming off two statement victories over CanAccom Division-leading Beaumont Braves and divisional opponent Peace River Royals and in doing so leapfrogged the Royals for the top spot in the Bouchier Division standings.Even though the Rangers have won three games all year the Trackers bench boss isn’t taking them lightly. “Fort Saskatchewan hasn’t won many games this year,” said head coach Gerard Dicaire. “Teams like that are tough to play against because you never know which team will show up. We will concentrate on playing a full 60 minutes game while not getting away from the game plan and falling into bad habits.”- Advertisement -Saturday’s tilt with the Rangers will be at the Kin Arena in Dawson Creek. Puck drop is at 4:45 p.m.last_img read more

You won’t believe what UEFA have done now and it will affect all Champions League games!

first_img1 Man City have been reported to UEFA for booing Champions League anthem Man City have been reported to UEFA following the booing of the Champions League anthem by fans.It is understood the matter was reported by a match delegate watching City’s victory against Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.The club has now received notification from the European governing body over the issue and the case is set to be dealt with at the next meeting of UEFA’s disciplinary body on 19 November.But many football fans think the whole thing is pretty ridiculous, as you can see from some of the tweets below.last_img

LIFESTYLE: BE INSPIRED AND GET ALL WRAPPED UP THIS WINTER

first_imgTOPSHOPFLUFFY SWING BOYFRIEND COAT €115.00Now that the weather has taken a turn it’s a good time to see what’s hot in this year’s winter coats.The rule book has been binned and bold tartans sit easily with pastel shades of sugar pink and baby blues on the hangers.As well as the perennial favourites of a military long coat, faux fur and animal print, there’s the longer length biker-style woollen coat and a puritan minimalist chic hitting the shops. Here’s a few to offer some inspiration:ASOSPU Sleeve Popper Front Coat€117.12 M&SCollection Notch Lapel Animal Print Coat with Wool€125.00 DEBENHAMSDesigner black PU trim coat €94.00  OASISTwo Tone Drape Coat €122.00  RIVER ISLANDWHITE BIKER COAT€107.00H&MCoat with quilted sleeves€ 49.95    LIFESTYLE: BE INSPIRED AND GET ALL WRAPPED UP THIS WINTER was last modified: September 16th, 2013 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 dailuDonegal DailyFashionwinter coatslast_img read more

CREESLOUGH BUSINESSMAN LAFFERTY SEES PREMISES PUT ON MARKET

first_imgTwo of the former Lafferty premises in Creeslough currently in liquidation are being been put on the market by RSM accountants and tax advisory service in Dublin.Danny Lafferty’s supermarket in Creeslough.This is the latest chapter in the ongoing saga that began last February when Danny Lafferty first sought High Court protection from creditors.The Tirconail Tribune reports that Lafferty’s Supermarket and the renowned Corncutters Rest are being sold by private treaty and will be advertised in the coming weeks. The shutters finally came down on these premises on June 11th after the High Court appointed Helen Dwyer as liquidator replacing the Letterkenny firm of Farren and Roarty.An hour later a security firm arrived into Creeslough in strength to give effect to the court order of Mr. Justice Peter Kelly.Less than two weeks earlier the Lafferty premises were put into liquidation and wound up.A spokesman for the selling agents told the Tribune they expect a strong interest in the properties given their location in a commercial setting. While a reserve price for the Corncutters has yet to be agreed we understand the auctioneer will be accepting bids of over €150,000 for the former Lafferty’s Supermarket premises. The sale is by private treaty and the premises are being sold as separate entities.Lafferty’s has never been far from the news this year: ever since the night March 4th when 1,000 people gathered in the Massinass Hall in a new initiative to ‘Save our Village’ after Danny Lafferty sought the protection of the courts from creditors.Mr. Justice Peter Kelly had appointed Seamus Farren as liquidator to Lafferty’s Creeslough Ltd in March but only on a provisional basis until June 11th. Later the Dublin based firm of RSM took over and were put in charge of the winding up process in June.The local community had rallied around the Lafferty family in a “Save our Village” campaign and at a previous hearing. Mr. Justice Kelly noted this support in deciding to grant continuing court protection.Danny Lafferty had remained upbeat and confident into the summer that the supermarket and pub could have been saved. However on June the 11th officials from the Liquidator’s office converged on the village of Creeslough and the premises were closed within one hour. CREESLOUGH BUSINESSMAN LAFFERTY SEES PREMISES PUT ON MARKET was last modified: August 22nd, 2013 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:CORNCUTTERS RESTCreesloughfor saleLAFFERTYSlast_img read more

QPR ‘on alert’ over forward

first_imgRoman Abramovich held a crisis meeting with Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and the first-team squad at the club’s training ground on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph reports.The players were ordered to Cobham in the wake of Saturday’s dismal 2-0 defeat at Everton.Blues owner Abramovich is believed to be increasingly concerned that Chelsea could fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since he took ownership of the club in 2003.The Daily Mail suggest Chelsea’s players were furious after Villas-Boas cancelled their day off.The Daily Mirror say Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has put QPR on alert after admitting contract talks with Victor Moses are on hold.Rangers expressed some interest in the Latics forward during the transfer window.And The Sun pick up on Tony Fernandes’ Twitter comments following QPR’s performance at Blackburn, declaring that he branded his own players “spineless” after the 3-2 defeat.The Rangers chairman had tweeted: “Talent is one thing. Being able to cope with the pressures of talent is key.“Everyone needs a spine to take the pressures of life. We need a spine in QPR. We need fighters not just talent.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Red Queen Did Not Invent Sex

first_imgA Darwinian story just died.  One of the evolutionary stories for the origin of sex is the “Red Queen” hypothesis.  Named after a character in Alice in Wonderland, it is the idea that an organism must continually change just to stay the same, like running and getting nowhere.  Technically, it states that “sexual reproduction is maintained because it improves a species’ ability to respond to a changing biotic environment.”  First proposed by Van Valen in 1973, it has been a favorite among competing hypotheses for the origin of sex.    Otto and Nuismer, publishing in the May 14 issue of Science,1 investigated this hypothesis with a population genetics model and found it wanting.  Their abstract summarizes, “Our results show that species interactions typically select against sex.  We conclude that, although the Red Queen favors sex under certain circumstances, it alone does not account for the ubiquity of sex.”  (For more on the origin of sex, see 05/12/2004 commentary.)1Sarah P. Otto and Scott L. Nuismer, “Species Interactions and the Evolution of Sex,” Science, Vol 304, Issue 5673, 1018-1020, 14 May 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1094072].How long do we have to watch Charlie shoot himself in the foot before we conclude he should not run for Sheriff?    Montana teachers, beware!  Do not quote this paper in biology class.  Since it casts doubt on the Darwinian paradigm, it’s against the law (see 05/13/2004 headline).(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Describing Star and Galaxy Growth Without Looking

first_imgAstronomers seem to know a lot about star birth and galaxy growth.  This is a strange thing, since no one has watched the process from start to finish.  Stars and galaxies are clearly observed in various shapes, sizes, and patterns.  How reliable is it to arrange them into an evolutionary sequence?    One way is with computers.  National Geographic News reported on work by astronomers at University of Edinburgh who got their computers to generate stars as spin-offs of black holes.  Imagine a gas cloud approaching a black hole.  “It begins rotating, and gas at the leading edge experiences a kickback of energy that flings it outward from the black hole and forms new stars.”  One astronomer outside the study had this to say: “As satisfying as the new results are, the case for disk fragmentation as the origin for the disk stars remains unproven.”  He pointed out that no such clouds are seen coming anywhere near the supermassive black hole assumed to exist at the center of the Milky Way.    How do galaxies grow?  That was the question asked by the title of an article on PhysOrg.  More audaciously, Science Daily added the line, “Massive Galaxies Caught in the Act of Merging.”  It seems that the European Very Large Telescope (VLT) and Hubble Space Telescope found some cluster members 4 billion light-years away that show peculiar arrangements that suggest mergers are happening.  “This discovery provides unique and powerful validation of hierarchical formation as manifested in both galaxy and cluster assembly,” the article claims.  Not only that, the astronomers claim that the stars were born 3 billion years earlier and were not affected by the mergers.Science should thrive on controversy and alternative models.  It is disturbing to see astronomers make statements that go far beyond the evidence with impunity.  Imagination may roam free among the stars, but the fact is, our bodies are stuck on Planet Earth.  Our theories should be grounded in that reality.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more