SunSport readers back Dier after he confronted fan who abused his brother

first_imgSUNSPORT readers have given their backing to Eric Dier after the Tottenham star confronted a fan who abused his brother in Wednesday night’s FA Cup defeat.We asked you what you made of the Spurs star, 26, storming into the stands to support his family and you responded in your thousands.2 Fans have backed Eric Dier after he jumped into the stands to defend his brotherOf the more than 5,000 readers who cast a vote, a whopping 62.3 per cent believe Dier did the right thing.Just 19.5 per cent of fans believe he was in the wrong, with a further 18.2 per cent saying it depends on what the fan did.Dier leapt over seats as he raced to the top of the stand to confront a fan after Tottenham were knocked out of the FA Cup by Norwich on penalties.Initial reports claimed the player – who scored his penalty in the shootout – had been defending team-mate Gedson Fernandes over claims he’d been racially abused.But we can reveal the real reason behind the 40-cap England star seeing red – because he was heroically defending his younger brother, Patrick.A source revealed one fan had been shouting abuse in the direction of Dier, despite him being one of very few Spurs stars to have a decent game in North London.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe player’s brother, who was seated nearby, tried to calm the man down.It is believed the pair got into a heated exchange and Dier jumped into the stands to protect his sibling.It’s not clear what sparked the row and if the supporter involved is a Spurs fan.Tottenham are not expected to take any action against Dier, who could be heard shouting, “he’s my brother, he’s my brother” during the clash in one fan video.The FA are now investigating the incident and they will speak to Spurs stewards and fans nearby for their observations.2 Jose Mourinho has never won a penalty shootout in EnglandMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearDier is likely to face a misconduct charge for leaving the pitch area – and could be charged and fined.But the FA could be lenient towards him due to the circumstances surrounding his family and thanks to their strong anti-abuse stance.Fans had already taken to Twitter to show their “respect” to Dier for his heroic behaviour.Jose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercationlast_img read more

Perasol, UP ready for risk of possible forfeitures

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up UST refuses to give in despite 0-4 start LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt had been a whirlwind of a Saturday for University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.Rob Ricafort was finally able to suit up for the Fighting Maroons and in his first game, they silenced defending champion De La Salle 98-87 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson READ: Rob Ricafort secures TRO, set to play for UP vs La SalleBut there’s a chance that golden victory—and other possible wins where Ricafort would play in —could be forfeited in case Ricafort’s 20-day restraining order, which will lapse on October 11, is declared invalid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut that’s a risk UP head coach Bo Perasol is willing to take.“Those sort of things have been dealt with by the lawyers at UP,” said Perasol in Filipino. “For them it’s a bigger evil if you don’t follow a court order than abide by the rules of a league.” View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 The UAAP eligibility board initially denied Ricafort the chance to play in Season 80 as the Fightin Maroon will exceed the age limit of 25-years-old in January of 2018, smack in the middle of the sporting calendar.READ: UAAP: UP can field in Ricafort, but face risks if TRO ‘invalid’Perasol, however, is confident the TRO’s clauses will stand and that Ricafort is an eligible Maroon.“The lawyers can take care of it, I’m not a lawyer so this kind of stuff is beyond me,” said Perasol. “If our wins are forfeited then that’s too bad but I’m sure the lawyers know where they’re coming from and they’ll have this straightened out.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Muntinlupa snares solo MPBL lead

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In a battle of newcomers, Bacoor subdued Cebu, 76-71, with Oping Sumalinog hitting 22 points and grabbing seven boards.Sumalinog’s layup with 48 seconds left extended the Strikers’ advantage, 74-70, and helped seal the first win of coach Budds Reyes’ squadFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s still a long way to go,” said Reyes. “I just tried to fast track our system, but I know we’ll play much better in the coming games,”Mark Montuano finished with 18 points and 10 boards while Mikee Reyes and Gab Banal had 15 and 11 points, respectively. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Pocari, Banko set sights on playoff slots Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ Returning to its homecourt for the first time since its painful loss in the finals two months ago, Muntinlupa made sure there was no heartbreak this time.The Cagers, backed by Angelis Resort, turned back the Marikina Shoemasters, 85-76, on Thursday night to seize the solo lead in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at Muntinlupa Sports Complex.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Chito Jaime had 19 points on top of 10 rebounds while Felix Apreku had eight points and 16 boards for the Cagers, who rolled to their second straight victory against one of 16 expansion teams this season.“We want to make our supporters happy [after our loss in the finals],” Apreku said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 awardlast_img read more

LTA Chair Preaches Integrity to Fight Graft

first_img“Integrity has been relegated as an insignificant requirement in a world of immediate gratification,” the Chairman of Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), Angelique Weeks, said over the weekend. Addressing the 86th Founders Day audience at the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) last Saturday, Ms. Weeks spoke of the urgent need for Liberians, irrespective of status, to maintain integrity, in order to minimize the high level of gratuity seeking in society.She said after 10 years of sustaining peace, Liberians have succeeded in putting their lives back together and reintegrating the country into the comity of nations. But there remains a serious element that continues to derail and undermine the collective efforts being made to regain the sanctity of trustworthiness and credibility not only at home but also abroad, Weeks contended. The issue of graft has clouded our national effort to enhance a system of financial accountability and tainted the country’s record of fiscal discipline, she charged. Saturday’s well-attended ceremony was held under the theme, “Working for Her Interest and Good.”The LTA Chairperson, however, acknowledged that the government has not been sitting idly by while corruption eats at the fabric of the Liberian society. GOL, she said, has set up control mechanisms by revitalizing and establishing “integrity institutions” such as the General Auditing Commission, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, the Public Procurement and Concessions Commissions, and the Governance Commission, among others. She spoke on the topic, “Promoting and Encouraging Integrity in our Youth: A Positive Approach to Fighting Corruption.”“I believe that how one lives is based on the set of values you establish, which determine your thoughts, actions, and choices. In one word those values determine your integrity.”Some scholars define integrity as choosing one’s thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain, Ms. Weeks explained. “Integrity means being true to ourselves and being honest, upright, and decent in our dealings with others. When we are guided by integrity, our thoughts and words are in line with each other; our actions align with our principles. Our conduct speaks for us, more eloquently than words ever could. It becomes the basis for both reputation and self-respect.”“I am convinced,” the LTA Boss continued, “that although the battle against corruption will continue, we are more likely to achieve more positive results by focusing instead on promoting and encouraging integrity.” “When I reflect on Founders Day at BWI, what comes to my mind immediately, is the great philanthropic energy that gave birth to this sprawling 1,000 acre campus, the passionate vision which fueled the early years, attracting students from across West Africa and faculty from all over the world to this bastion of historical, vocational, learning.”The Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute (BWI) was founded in June 1929 when its first principal, an American named James Longstreet Sibley, opened the school’s doors in Kakata in what is now known as Margibi County. But shortly thereafter, during that same month, Mr. Sibley became afflicted with yellow fever, for which at the time there was no cure. In 48 hours he died. But he willed all his earthly possessions to BWI and asked that his remains be buried on the campus.Among those considered the founders was President Charles D.B. King who during a visit to the USA in 1921 visited Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. He later said if it were possible to transfer Tuskegee to Liberia that would be his wish.Another founder, according to Kenneth Y. Best in his book “The BWI Story,” was Olivia Phelps Stokes, an American philanthropist, who gave the first US$100,000 for the founding of the school. A third founder was President W.V.S. Tubman who, according to “The BWI Story”, pushed through a reluctant Liberian Senate the bill for the establishment of the School.The great American educator Booker T. Washington, who founded Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), the institution which inspired President King’s vision, is also considered one of BWI’s founders. Present at the occasion were several eminent BWI graduates, including Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan (Class of 1989, his classmate, Mr. Kennedy Gee, president and CEO of Chicago Global Health Alliance, which works to improve healthcare systems in the USA in Liberia; and two Commissioners of the Liberia Telecommunication Authority, who accompanied their boss, Ms. Weeks, to the occasion—Mr. Harry Yuan (Class of 1962) and Henry Benson. Both of them are engineers. Events marking the anniversary were kicked off on Friday with all-day sporting activities on the campus, during which the Foxes of College of West Africa took on the 86-year-old Tigers of BWI. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Victim’s mother seeks help to finance surgeries

first_imgPatentia accidentThe mother of the motorcyclist who was seriously injured in an accident on Tuesday last on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD), is contemplating on seeking help for her son’s surgeries.The victim, 18-year old John Walcott of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, reportedly collided with a car, HC 7212, driven by 59-year-old Cyril Joseph at about 10:00h at Patentia, West Coast Demerara, while he was on his way to visit a friend.Injured John WalcottGiving his side of the story from his hospital bed, Walcott said, “It happened really fast. I can’t remember much. All I remember is lying in the bush corner with blood everywhere. People was saying things like he already dead and suh”.The teen was eventually picked up and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital but was subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as a result of the extent of his injuries.Walcott, a part-time contractor, said he was unable to open his eyes for two days. He was also unable to give Police his statement when they visited the hospital because of the severity of his condition.The teen’s mother, Desiree Wade, said it was only on Friday that her son came out of the ICU after much prayer. With tears in her eyes, she noted that the doctors told her that her son’s condition is still serious.The motorcyclist is being treated at the healthcare institution for a fractured right leg, damaged scrotum and a broken wrist. He also lost 10 teeth as a result of the accident and is expected to have facial surgery, according to his mother.She said she is a single parent who works at a Government Ministry. She told Guyana Times that she paid over $60,000 already to facilitate a brain scan for her son.“My son’s life was saved only by the grace of God,” the emotional mother said.Conflicting stories about what resulted in the accident has led to the taxi driver, who was involved in the accident, being released from Police custody.This was disclosed by acting Guyana Police Force (GPF) Public Relations Officer, Shivpersaud Bacchus, who noted that based on statements provided and the report of investigators on site, the motorcyclist was at fault.Multiple eyewitnesses said the teenager was speeding at the time and persons familiar with the young man claimed he was in the habit of speeding and not wearing his helmet.According to information received, the teenager was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.Despite the claims of Walcott speeding, the decision to not pursue charges against Joseph follows the revelation that the motorcar was moved by several men on the scene without Police markings. Moments after the accident, the car was initially seen on the eastern side of the public road some feet away from solid double yellow lines. However, the civilian team of men repositioned the car to the road corner less than one hour after the accident occurred. The second position was consistent with the Police’s account of the driver swerving into that area to avoid the collision.The Police said Joseph was proceeding North along the western side of the road while the teenager, proceeding in the opposition direction, on the eastern side, “swerved” in a zigzag manner into the car’s path. Police further noted that the car driver then swerved to the eastern side of the road in a desperate attempt to avoid the motorcycle, after which the cyclist supposedly swerved back to the eastern side and collided with the left side of the car.Information from eyewitnesses stated that the teen attempted to overtake when his CJ 668 motorcycle slammed head on into Joseph’s Toyota car. Walcott was thrown into the air and landed some 30 feet away where blood was seen on the roadway. The teen was bleeding profusely and was picked up by the driver of a Toyota Tundra, who assisted in transporting him to hospital.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Busy Buncrana company seeks Office Administrator

first_imgJob Vacancies: A Buncrana-based fuel and oil trading company are seeking staff to join their hard-working team.Coyle Coal Donegal are recruiting for an administrator for their busy fuel office.Applicants must have previous office experience. Hours of work: 9am to 6pm. To apply, email your details in confidence to Julie@coylecoal.comJob Vacancy: Busy Buncrana company seeks Office Administrator was last modified: February 5th, 2018 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:buncranacoyle coalfuel officeInishowenOffice Administratorlast_img read more

Blackburn boss calls for change

first_imgBlackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer insists football must follow cricket and tennis by using goalline technology across the professional game in England, not just in the Premier League.Blackburn were denied a late equaliser at Fulham despite a Grant Hanley shot appearing to cross the line before being cleared by Jamie O’Hara.Bowyer said: “There is a huge amount of money spent and a huge amount at stake in the Championship, namely the prize of the Premier League.“Hopefully today is a great example for the powers at be to go and do something for the good of the game.“Cricket don’t have it in just one game or one country do they, tennis don’t just have it at Wimbledon do they? The powers at be need to make the game better.“The amount of money and the amount that is at stake in the game, we must be able to do it all the way through (the Football League).”The controversial incident came late on as part of a Blackburn onslaught, with Fode Koita hitting the post whilst a Ben Marshall header was brilliantly saved.Blackburn trailed after first-half goals from Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele rewarded Fulham for dominating the first-half.The visitors improved after the interval as a Jordan Rhodes penalty, after a needless foul from James Husband, set up a tense finale.Fulham held on to claim a third successive win in all competitions.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sobol, McKinleyville one step closer to winning another league title

first_imgFortuna >> With three meets left in the Humboldt-Del Norte League girls golf season the question as to who will win the team and individual league titles is all but a forgone conclusion.St. Bernard’s Allison Sobol and the McKinleyville girls golf team took first place on the individual and team scoreboard, respectively, at Monday’s Humboldt-Del Norte League No. 4 meet at the Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club in Fortuna — bringing both one step closer to another H-DN league crown.“The greens …last_img read more

Pillar robs one homer, Reds blast five others, Giants crushed in Cincinnati

first_imgCINCINNATI — Kevin Pillar climbed up the center field wall at Great American Ball Park and made a spectacular catch to rob Reds rookie Nick Senzel of his first major league home run on Saturday.The Giants’ biggest problem on Saturday was that Pillar couldn’t reach five other flyballs the Reds hit over the outfield fence.Right-hander Dereck Rodríguez allowed a career-high eight earned runs in five innings as the Cincinnati Reds blasted a Giants starter for the second day in a row in a 9-2 …last_img read more

Building Blocks | Best Architecture Colleges in India

first_imgWhile most other architecture colleges focus on training students to become professional architects, at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, we offer a diverse and research-oriented learning experience,” says P.S. Chani, who took over as the head of the department of architecture and planning at the IIT in 2017. Located,While most other architecture colleges focus on training students to become professional architects, at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, we offer a diverse and research-oriented learning experience,” says P.S. Chani, who took over as the head of the department of architecture and planning at the IIT in 2017. Located in Uttarakhand’s Roorkee city, the department is part of a sprawling 365-acre campus that was established in 1847 as the Thomason College of Civil Engineering. The institution went on to become the seventh IIT in 2001. Befitting its stature as a premier architecture institution, the department’s building stands out due to its well-appointed interiors. It offers a conventional undergraduate programme in architecture and two programmes in architecture and urban and rural planning at the postgraduation level. Research is the core strength of the department. According to Chani, eight new state-of-the-art labs-on NET-ZED (net zero energy dwelling), inclusive design, virtual reality, regional planning, urban design and system dynamics-have been set up in the past two years. The faculty is in the process of developing a ‘low carbon construction protocol’ for the NBCC (National Buildings Construction Corporation) and are awaiting a copyright on the recently completed ready reckoner for calculating embodied energy rates for buildings.13 is the average years of teaching experience of the 18 permanent faculty members Apart from its many inhouse facilities, the department benefits from being part of an institution spanning multiple aspects of engineering and technology. The students have an open access to IIT-Roorkee’s common tinkering lab to test ideas as well as an incubation centre to nurture start-ups. “More and more students are nowadays keen to become entrepreneurs,” says Chani. The faculty members encourage the participation of students and research scholars in their ongoing projects. Prof. Avlokita Agarwal of the department is, for instance, setting up a virtual reality darkroom that will enable virtual access to iconic buildings all over the world, and she has involved her students in the project. Gaurav Raheja, a faculty member, specialises in inclusive design and is working on the ministry of defence projects. Another faculty member, Uttam Roy, is leading a Rs 2.4 crore project for the development of Patna. Ram Satish, an urban design specialist at the institution, is working with the Andhra Pradesh government on the new state capital, Amaravati, and Prof. Raj Shekhar has a Rs. 12 crore collaborative project to develop protocols for energy-efficient housing in Uttarakhand.advertisement Creating Illusions: German artist 1010 doing a 3D wall painting at the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi. (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Getty Images)299,878 books available in the libraryThe department’s students have been expanding their sphere of knowledge and information beyond the scope of their designated curriculum with Curious Columns, a society comprising some 40 members. The group regularly organises lectures and workshops by inhouse and guest faculty. Further, the department actively takes part in Thomso, the annual cultural festival, and Cognizance, the annual tech fest. Architecture students also participate in the annual NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) convention. The department organises two events: Cognizance, the annual tech fest, and Thomso, the annual cultural festivalIn addition to a well-stocked library and the central Mahatma Gandhi Library, which houses the largest collection of print and digital documents in any engineering institution, students have access to the multi-activity centre, students’ activity centre and the ‘hangar’, a large convocation hall that was once used to park aircraft. The IIT-Roorkee has 20 hostels for students and research scholars, including accommodation for married research scholars. Each of these units has high-speed wi-fi access. Work is also under way to provide free high speed wi-fi access to all academic departments and common areas. Guruspeak: Prof. P.S. Chani Head of Department, Architecture & Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.What is unique about your department?A strong focus on research and an academic environment that prepares students to aspire for a lot more than merely becoming professional architects.What are the initiatives taken in the past three years?Eight new labs for NET-ZED, inclusive design, virtual reality, system dynamics, regional planning, urban design and the creative aspects of architecture; also, projects to develop low carbon construction protocols for the NBCC; design aspects of Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh; development of Patna city, energy-efficient housing for cold climates and the use of vernacular material in construction.What next?A review of the current course curriculum so that it is in sync with the digital age and upgraded workshops with state-of-the-art laser cutters and 3D printers. My experience at IIT -Roorkee: Pranjal Agrawal, 1st year, BArchWhat is unique about your department?It’s an IIT, it has the best infrastructure in terms of academics, cultural activity and sports.advertisementOne change I want…The first-year curriculum should have more practical tutorials and field study.The best facility…Unrestricted access to high-speed internet via LAN in all hostel rooms of the institute.last_img read more