Watch Jan Vertonghen party with Wag at Stormzy gig as fans chant his name

first_imgJAN VERTONGHEN managed to steal the show when he went to watch a Stormzy gig with his stunning wife.Fans went wild and started to chant the Tottenham star’s name after they spotted him watching from the balcony.3 Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen is a huge fan of UK artist StormzyVertonghen stunned onlookers after he rocked up to Stormzy’s gig at the AB Main Hall in Brussels earlier this week.The Belgium international tried to keep a low profile as he stood alongside Sophie de Vries, but eagle-eyed fans managed to pick him out of the crowd.Starstruck fans pointed in his direction as “oooooh Jan Vertonghen” echoed around the packed arena.Vertonghen, who was stood on a second floor balcony, acknowledged his massive army of supporters with a cheeky thumbs up.After the gig, he told Sporza: “The performance was unbelievable. So much energy from start to finish in a great venue.”SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamAnd the Belgian defender admitted he has been a huge fan of the UK artist for a very long time.He added: “I’ve been following him from the very beginning, then on YouTube.”I try to spot newcomers in the genre quickly and discover them.”In the UK, Stormzy is meanwhile huge. It was great to be able to see him outside the UK.”We were in the AB for my girlfriend’s birthday. I wanted to see Stormzy in Amsterdam or Belgium.”The atmosphere here is more intimate than in London.”It was a great opportunity, because it was perfect with a few days off at Tottenham.”Vertonghen has been making the most of Tottenham’s winter break after he was hauled off in their last game against Southampton.The 32-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, appeared on the verge of tears as he sat in the dugout.3 Jan Vertonghen was his wife at the gig in BrusselsMOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutSpeaking about the club ahead of their clash against Aston Villa, he said: “With Tottenham we experienced more ups and downs than we are used to, but we have achieved good results in the last matches.”We are certainly not doing it badly.”We continue in the cup, are still in the Champions League and stand sixth in the competition. If you look at the numbers it’s okay, all in all.”3 Fans went wild in the venue when they spotted the Spurs star View this post on Instagram Thank you Greece, you were wonderful! ❤️ A post shared by Jan Vertonghen (@jvertonghen) on Jul 3, 2019 at 12:59am PDTEngland footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat videolast_img read more

Nikola Jokic helps Nuggets beat Mavs as Luka Doncic out with sore ankle

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) is knocked backward while defending against a drive to the basket by Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Jokic was called for charging on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Nikola Jokic watched a lot of shots go up and come back down in the Denver Nuggets’ hands Friday night.Jokic finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead a deep offensive effort, and the Nuggets broke out in the second half to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-104.ADVERTISEMENT Powell gave Dallas a spark after entering midway through the first quarter. He scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in six minutes. Powell’s layup with 3:31 left gave the Mavericks a 21-20 lead. They entered the second quarter up 30-25.With Jokic in foul trouble, Millsap and Plumlee took over inside in the second quarter, which ended with the Nuggets leading 52-51.The Nuggets scored the first eight points of the second half, including 3-pointers by Barton and Beasley. Denver led by 20 points in the third quarter and 24 in the fourth.“They just started playing a little harder,” Brunson said. “They turned it up a little bit, and they got a little mojo going, got a run.”TIP-INSNuggets: Jokic got his 40th double-double of the season. … G Gary Harris (groin injury) returned after missing seven games, but F Trey Lyles was out after straining his left hamstring in practice Wednesday. … Denver outrebounded Dallas 17-8 in the third quarter. … Jokic missed his 13th triple-double of the season by two assists.Mavericks: Each team shot 41 percent from the field, but Dallas had 19 fewer attempts. Brunson was 8 for 12 (67 percent) and Powell was 6 for 12 (50).LOTS OF HELPERSBy dominating the boards, Denver generated 103 field goal attempts that produced 26 fast-break points and 22 second-chance points. Coach Michael Malone also cited his team’s unselfish passing. “When you get 32 assists on 42 field goals only shooting (41) percent from the field, the ball was moving, guys were finding their teammates.”UP NEXT ‘Bata’ Reyes handily beats Thai foe in SEA Games carom PLAY LIST 01:32‘Bata’ Reyes handily beats Thai foe in SEA Games carom05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:14Carpio 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Rebounding was the biggest problem all night,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “They have three phenomenal rebounders with Jokic, Millsap and Plumlee, and they just beat us to death there.”There were plenty of opportunities, too. Neither team shot better than 41 percent.“We were aggressive,” Jokic said. “We were going to the boards because they couldn’t make shots.”Jalen Brunson started in Doncic’s place and had a career-high 22 points. Dwight Powell had a season-high 20.“I loved the way (Brunson) started the game,” Carlisle said. “He had a rough patch. But I like the way he keeps a steady approach.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Shanghai esports team ends 42-match Overwatch losing streak LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Nuggets: Begin a four-game homestand on Sunday against the Clippers.Mavericks: Play Utah on Friday in the first of two road games in three nights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Denver won the rebound battle 63-42, cruising to its third straight victory. The Mavericks have lost three in a row, this one without star rookie Luka Doncic due to a sore right ankle. He is considered day to day.Denver outscored Dallas 39-23 in the third quarter to turn a one-point halftime lead into a 91-74 advantage. Paul Millsap had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Mason Plumlee had 12 points and 13 boards, and Isaiah Thomas had 16 points over 16 minutes in his second game since offseason hip surgery. Denver had seven players with at least 10 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We had a deep bench already,” Millsap said. “But adding (Thomas) in the mix, I think he makes us even more deep.”The Nuggets also had three players with 13 rebounds each. Dorian Finney-Smith led Dallas with nine. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

UP Endorses CU President for Senate

first_imgThe Bong County Chapter of the governing Unity Party (UP) has overwhelmingly endorsed Cuttington University (CU) President, Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa as its candidate for the ensuing special senatorial election in October.Dr. Tokpa won with 16 out of the 22 delegates over the county’s former Superintendent, Rannie B. Jackson. Mr. Jackson surprisingly left the process unnoticed at the peak of last Friday’s primary held in Gbarnga City.However, according to the secretary general of the party’s county branch, Arthur Bestman, one of the contestants, Jefferson Gbeyan, a former UP executive for the party’s Bong County Senatorial slot, pulled out of the race due to what he referred to as the ‘partial role’ of the party’s Chairman.Mr. Gbeyan was alleged to have reportedly served as a campaign manager for Mr. Jackson.At the end of the primary, Jackson-who also resigned his post as Deputy Minister for Operations at the Ministry of Internal Affairs just before the primary in Bong County, attributed his defeat to his lack of knowledge on the national delegates of the UP. These included the senior national vice chairman for Inter-governmental Affairs, Isaac Mannah, two of UP lawmakers from the county, two members of the national women, two members of the national youth congress, and a member of the national secretariat.Jackson also complained about the absence of two representatives of the women congress of Bong County- Mrs. Esther Wonnie and Madam Viola Cooper, issue the party could not take responsibility of.Secretary General Bestman described the process as “free and fair” despite the “walk-out” staged by former Superintendent Jackson and five of his voters, among them the party’s district coordinators.He described as “Unfortunate” Mr. Jackson’s decision to castigate the party’s primary in the media as “unfair,” when he (Jackson), according to Bestman, was fully abreast of the Party’s By-Laws and Constitution.The UP Bong County Secretary General informed this paper that Dr. Henrique F, Tokpa’s name has now been forwarded to the National Executive Committee as the party’s Bong County Senatorial Candidate in the Special Senatorial election scheduled for October this year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mittal Demolition Exercise Affects Several Residents

first_imgSeveral residents of Liberia Mining Town of Yekapa are said to be facing a problem owing to the demolition of their homes upon the order of the Management of Arcelor Mittal.During the visit of this reporter to Yekapa recently, many new homes under construction were seemed to be raided down by the order of the company.Over 38 family heads with nearly 300 dependents are said to be greatly affected by the demolition exercised.“We are greatly affected by this exercise because we do not have anywhere to go, when the company will evict us tomorrow,” said Abraham Saah, a resident of the area “N”.Abraham Saah, an apprentice working with the YMCA as tailor explained that Mittal is anticipating in relocating them from the company houses and so they decided to build something for themselves in a vacant land outside of the camps, but unfortunately began bulldozing their newly constructed homes. “I am a tailor, training the young people here in tailoring,” he said.He added, even though the land in questioned belong to the company, but added that because they do not have anywhere when they driven from the company houses so they decided to occupy the vacant lands.Alex Yekay, a resident and citizen of the Yekapa expressed outrage over the behavior of Mittal by breaking down the newly constructed building.He added they who are the original citizens of this land are greatly affected by the encroachment of these lands by the company, leaving us to have nowhere to for farming and doing other things.“We do not have anywhere to go so we were forced to do something here to live in whenever they evict us tomorrow,” said Alex Yekay.When visited some of the affected areas including areas “L, N” this reporter saw many new homes raided down by bulldozers.Most of the raided houses were as guaranteed to compare to what the company has.Nearly all of the demolished houses were built by  Sun dried bricks known as dirt brick and seemed to be sub – standard structure.However, the Management of Mittal through their spokesperson, Jerry Mwagbe told this at his office in Yakapa on 13th January 2015 that those new houses were built illegally and without the concern of the company.He said some of the houses were built not considering environmental problem, sewer line and among things so the management decided to demolish them as early as possible.He also the citizens were warned on many occasions not to build anything on the land without the concern of the company, but they refused to adhere to the warning, something the affected occupants disputed.“We asked for permission many times, but they couldn’t say no or yes until we started building our houses on these vacant lands,” said Eric Yarwieh, a resident of the area “L”.“Without any notice they began breaking down houses with bulldozers leaving in huge, expensive,” he added.There is a mass exodus of people from across Liberia to Yekapa, making the once famous mining town congested, something that is likely to embarrass the company in time of renovating the remaining camps which are now by occupied non company workers.With the issue of eviction hanging over non company workers, most of the residents are rushing to land in the nearby camp called “Camp # 4” which almost a kilometer from Yekapa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

EU Reaffirms Its Rights Protection Policy

first_imgFederica Mogherini. EU promoting life imprisonment for convicted murderers instead of capital punishment The High Representative of the European Union (EU), Federica Mogherini, has once more assured the world that the European grouping is committed to human rights protection without barriers.In her Human Rights Day Message on December 10, the EU diplomat said the organization has made “the protection of human rights not only the foundation of common internal and external policies, but of the Union itself.”The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted without dissent by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948. This year’s Human Rights Day marked the launch of a year-long campaign to celebrate the 70th anniversary in 2018.Mogherini noted that The EU will continue to reaffirm its commitment to protecting and promoting the universality of human rights whenever they are violated or questioned, inside or outside its borders.“As the European Union…we view all human rights as universal, indivisible and interdependent, with no difference between civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.”According to the EU Representative, the organization “will keep being at the side of those who stand up for human rights every day, as human rights defenders face increasing pressure and threats in many countries across the globe. We do not only pay tribute to them, but we actively support their work and will continue to do so. The full respect of all human rights is a precondition for any democratic and resilient society, for sustainable development, security and long term peace.”“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that we celebrate on 10 December has enshrined these shared principles and has had a profound influence on the development of the world. But still, almost seventy years on, we are far from the full respect of these commitments all over the world, and we recognize that all states must do more in this respect.“The EU will also continue to be the strongest supporter of the multilateral system as a pillar of the promotion and protection of human rights, starting from the United Nations to the International Criminal Court and to regional institutions such as the Council of Europe. It is our common responsibility to guarantee their effectiveness and the highest standards of integrity,” she said.The European Union is specifically fostering the promotion of life imprisonment for convicted murderers instead of capital punishment that is in line with Liberian Law.  Though the capital punishment law is yet to be amended in Liberia, the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration has been abiding by the EU’s advocacy for life imprisonment for murderers.EU member states, institutions, the EU Special Representative for Human, Rights Stavros Lambrinidis, and the EU delegation celebrated Human Rights Day with emphasis that “We will continue to stand up for human rights.”Representative Mogherini in her concluding statement noted, “not only rights and freedoms are still being challenged, but the space for civil society continues to shrink in many countries throughout the world.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

RCMP release information about the disappearance of Abigail Andrews

first_imgPhoto:  These recent photos were taken from Facebook.comBy Energeticcity.ca Staff- Advertisement -The Fort St. John RCMP have finally released information about the disappearance of Abigail Andrews.It has now been almost one week since Abigail Andrews, was last seen walking away from her residence during the evening of Wednesday April 7th, 2010. Her family reported her missing on Friday April 9th, 2010.The RCMP release states they have followed up on numerous tips from the public and continue to pursue all available leads. The RCMP have not ruled out foul play at this time.Members of the Fort St. John Serious Crime Unit and General Duty Section are working with the family in order to find Abigail.Abigail Andrews is described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and has brown hair. Abigail has hazel eyes and a tattoo of tribal art on her lower back. She is also reported to be pregnant but not showing at this time.Advertisement To see the Facebook group, click here. The RCMP are asking for you help with the disappearance of Abigail. If you have any information you can contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.crimestoppersfsj.calast_img read more

Creation symposium slated Saturday

first_imgThis month the debate will come to Santa Clarita during the 14th annual Creation Symposium at The Master’s College. Organizers say they want to inform the general public about the theory of creationism. “We want to get people thinking,” Anderson said. “We know what they are taught in school – evolution – (and) we want them to question this.” Growing up in Texas, Anderson attended public school for academic learning and Sunday school for religious training. In one he learned that humans evolved from animals; in the other he learned that the world was created by God. The analytically minded kid grew up and realized his passion lay in the world of science. Early on, he resolved to keep his two worlds separate. “You want to be a true Christian, but you also want to be recognized for your scientific accomplishments, so your mind downplays the conflict,” he said. Anderson decided he would become a “theistic evolutionist.” “I would say evolution was the means with which God created life.” That resolution worked – until he became a professor. “I had always been the student, accepting whatever my professors fed me as absolute truth,” Anderson said. “Now the tables were turned.” Students discovered Anderson’s background. They questioned how he could resolve his faith in the Bible with his scientific acceptance of evolution. With every question they chipped away at Anderson’s resolve. “Finally I thought to myself, having a Ph.D. means thinking for yourself, and if the conclusion I came up with differs from conventional wisdom, so be it.” Roy Caldwell, director of the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley, doesn’t quite agree. “There is 150 years now of research which is consistent with the theory of natural selection, and they all accept evolution to some level,” Caldwell said. Caldwell, who helped create UC Berkeley’s evolution Web site with a grant from the National Science Foundation, is familiar with creationists. He was sued by a group of anti-evolutionists when, in the site’s section on teaching evolution in public schools, Caldwell recommended teachers tell students that many religious leaders had accepted evolution as fact. The case was dropped, but Caldwell says creationists refuse to accept overwhelming scientific evidence supporting evolution. “The lines of evidence that show how old fossils are and reveal geological time are so many that it’s hard to imagine all of them being wrong.” But creationists say they have scientific evidence of their own, and it’s evolutionists’ refusal to acknowledge their studies that cast the creationism theory in a negative light. Ultimately for the faithful, life is simply too miraculous not to involve divine intervention. Kyle Morawski, senior biology major at The Master’s, grew up in Northern California, attended public school and never questioned the evolution theory – until a friend invited him to a Christian summer camp when he was 15. A camp counselor made a comment that would convert the youth. “He said: When you see a painting, you say it’s made by a painter; when you see a building, you assume there is a builder; and when you see creation it’s only logical for you to assume there is a creator,” Morakowski said. That logic struck Morakowski who, against the wishes of his parents, enrolled at The Master’s College. It was there he learned the theory of creation and realized he didn’t have to compromise his faith for his science. “I ask myself periodically if I am just wanting to believe this because it helps me,” Morakowski says, “but to the best of my knowledge, science backs it up.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! However, religion does not permeate his lessons, he said – unless the topic is evolution. “I believe the world is between 6,000 and 10,000 years old,” Anderson said. “I believe God created the world in six days and that he works hard maintaining it.” The controversy surrounding evolution, and those like Anderson who refute it, is rooted in convictions. One side holds to its faith in the Bible and refuses to accept that life formed through some cosmic accident. Creationists believe the world was made by God in six days, as described in the biblical book of Gensis. The other side denounces this faith as fanaticism and claims creationists lack scientific evidence for their beliefs. NEWHALL It isn’t unusual for Professor Ross Anderson’s biochemistry classes to start with a prayer. Teaching at The Master’s College, a Newhall Christian college established in 1927, Anderson says his students frequently ask to lead prayer before a hard test or a difficult project. “I’m not in the habit of leading prayer – too many years in the public school system,” Anderson said. “But it is not uncommon for my students to request it.” last_img read more

Youngsters impress Conte in Carabao win

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s Italian head coach Antonio Conte give a press conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training facility in Stoke D’Abernon, southwest of London, on October 17, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 26- Antonio Conte heaped praise on his young players after Chelsea withstood a battling second-half display from Everton to win 2-1 and book a place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.Goals from Antonio Rudiger and Willian secured the Blues’ passage into the last eight, despite a late consolation from Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Conte handed a first start to 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu while Charly Musonda and Kenedy were also recalled having played in the previous round against Nottingham Forest, and the manager was encouraged by what he saw.He said: “The performance was very good in the first half where we created chances to score. In the second half I think we suffered a bit, but it’s normal when you play against Everton. They are a good team and they have just changed the coach.“This type of situation the players want to try and give more. It was a very dangerous game for us but I am very happy. I saw a lot of positive things, especially the young players.“Musonda, Kenedy and Ethan Ampadu played a good game. They deserve a chance and I am very happy because they gave me the answer I wanted.Ethan Ampadu wins the ball from James McCarthy during the Carabao Cup match. PHOTO/SKY“With this type of game, the young players are improving. To see Ampadu tonight is important. If we have patience we have young players we can work to improve them and the team to give them more opportunities.”Aged just 17 years and 40 days, Ampadu became the first player born in 2000 to start for Chelsea in any competition, and having been called up to the Wales senior squad earlier this month, he looks set for a bright future in the game.Chelsea reached the quarter-finals of the League Cup for the 21st time in their history, scoring with two of their three shots on target against an Everton side which showed character in the second half.Conte confirmed that N’Golo Kante is progressing well following his hamstring injury, with the Italian impressed by the France midfielder’s physical condition in training.While Kante is likely to remain sidelined this weekend for the visit to face Bournemouth, Conte was pleased for Danny Drinkwater to get through 62 minutes on Wednesday night in his first appearance for the club.He added: “We will have three games before the international break and to see him fit 100% maybe after the international break. I can count him in games now. If I decide to play with three midfielders, it’s very important.”-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea down Burnley to close on top four

first_img0Shares0000Victor MosesLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 19 – Chelsea kept their outside chances of chasing down Tottenham Hotspur for a place in next season’s Champions League alive as a much-changed side secured a 2-1 win at Burnley.At the other end of the table, Southampton crept closer to relegation as a 0-0 draw at Leicester leaves the Saints still four points off safety with just four games remaining to save themselves. Chelsea closed to within five points of fourth-placed Spurs, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men also have a kinder run in than their London rivals.Southampton and Chelsea meet for the second time in eight days in a FA Cup semi-final on Sunday after Antonio Conte’s side came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at St. Mary’s on Saturday.And with the Cup representing Chelsea’s last chance at silverware this season, Conte left Eden Hazard and Willian on the bench as Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata started together up front for the first time.Burnley’s opening day 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge was an early indicator as to how the season would develop for both sides with Sean Dyche’s side now dreaming of qualifying for European competition for the first time since 1967.However, Burnley’s hopes of leapfrogging Arsenal into sixth were dealt a blow by a first defeat in seven games.Conte has lamented Chelsea’s inability to take their chances all season, and it was another night to forget for club record signing Morata as he passed up a host of opportunities to score just his third goal of 2018.Morata endured another tough night in front of goal.The Spanish international’s first clear opening was well saved by England World Cup hopeful Nick Pope low to his right.Pope, though, could arguably have done better when the opening goal arrived on 20 minutes as he punched Victor Moses’s cross into the onrushing Kevin Long and the ball ricocheted off the defender into his own net.Much worse was to come for Morata on the hour mark when he burst clear on goal, but, with just Pope to beat, side-footed wide of the target.That miss looked like it could be the turning point in the game when four minutes later Burnley levelled in fortuitous fashion.Joey Gudmundsson’s long-range effort was heading well wide until it deflected off Ashley Barnes to completely wrong-foot Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois.Just minutes later, though, Chelsea retook the lead when Moses fired in low at Pope’s near post from Emerson Palmieri’s cross.Morata then stormed off the field in disgust at himself as he was replaced by Hazard for the final 20 minutes.But despite some delightful touches by the Belgian, Chelsea had to settle for victory by the finest of margins.At the King Power, Leicester manager Claude Puel took his revenge after Southampton sacked the Frenchman despite finishing eighth and reaching the League Cup final last season by pushing his former employers closer to the drop.In a game of few clear-cut chances, Shane Long had Southampton’s best effort as he was denied by a point-blank save by Leicester’s reserve goalkeeper Ben Hamer.At the other end, Alex McCarthy also made a smart stop from Jamie Vardy as Southampton at least stopped a run of four straight league defeats.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bloggers byte back at LAPD’s online foray

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe world of bloggers welcomed the LAPD a week ago with a combination of skepticism and excitement. Some said the department’s foray into the 21st century marked the arrival of blogging in the mainstream. “Whenever I think of the police, I do not think internet,” Christopher Salazar blogged at ebizz.wordpress.com. “Either way, police departments can easily harness the Internet and use it to their advantage… This is definitely an interesting find. Blogging is almost mainstream, this is really a big jump.” A handful of bloggers questioned what the LAPD will write about a major scandal. That’s the real test, they said, which will determine whether it’s an honest look inside the workings of the Los Angeles Police Department or simply a public-relations vehicle to deliver recycled press releases. “The question is, how is this department going to respond to a major incident, a Devin Brown shooting or a Susie Pe a shooting?” said Lt. Ruben De La Torre, who is in charge of the department’s Public Communications Section and runs lapdblog.org. “It’ll be interesting to see what happens. I know our chief wants us to be open in those situations.” In its first week, the LAPD’s Internet blog included posts about police recruiting, deadly car crashes, the federal consent decree, police recruiting, a corrupt cop, a heroic cop, and, yes, more police recruiting. The blog has found a generally receptive audience but like all things in the unfiltered blogosphere, reaction from other bloggers can be swift – and sometimes brutal. “LAPD starts blog,” writes David Miller at themillerreport.com. “What is the LAPD going to blog about? `Today, the LAPD beat down 74 black people. It was a good day.”‘ On suicidegirls.com, a blogger who goes by the name “low culture” also took the sarcastic approach: “What a remarkable development in the potential for interaction between time-killing Angeleno office workers and the cops who police the streets around their office buildings!” L.A.’s is the largest police department in the country to operate a blog – joining the city Fire and Animal Services departments to use the Internet bulletin board to disseminate information to the public. In its first week, more than 28,000 people viewed the blog. On Friday alone, 3,203 people had viewed the blog by 1:30 p.m., De La Torre said. Chief William Bratton has said he wants the blog to create a dialogue between the department and the community. He posted a welcome message May 11, but has not posted since – he’s been on vacation in Italy this week, De La Torre said. As of Friday, there were 128 comments posted in response to 22 posts. All comments must be approved by De La Torre – he said he screens for foul language and links to pornography, but not whether the comment is positive or negative. The department has not posted any responses to comments – “Perhaps they are waiting for back-up?” said Bob Toovey at blogging4business.com – but De La Torre said he was preparing responses to two comments Friday afternoon. “They’re really interested in engaging their core constituency they want to give their community the chance to interact with them,” said Teresa Valdez Klein, a blogger for blogbusinesssummit.com, which runs clinics for the business-blogging community. “The police department, especially in Los Angeles, they really need to work hard to become community figures, not just cops.” So far, most of the posts on the blog were simply press releases that would have been posted on the LAPD’s Web site before it launched the blog. Still, some bloggers believe that putting the same information in blog form invites user input in the form of comments and makes it more welcoming to the average Joe. “You feel like you’re getting the inside scoop, rather than something that’s just written for the media,” said Nicole Criona, a blogger from West Hollywood. “I’m an avid blog reader. I know a lot of people that are avid blog readers. They’re getting more and more popular, and they feel more personal.” josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com (818) 713-3669160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img