JAN VERTONGHEN is set to leave Tottenham for free this summer, according to reports.The centre-back’s contract expires in North London at the end of the season.2 Tottenham are making plans for the 2020/21 season without Jan Vertonghen as they expect the Belgian to leaveCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdAnd according to Football Insider, the Belgian has been unable to successfully negotiate a new deal.Spurs are understood to have offered a one-year extension on reduced terms.But Vertonghen, who turns 33 in April, wants at least another two years.And so, unlike his international team-mate Toby Alderweireld, the long-serving defender is on course to leave White Hart Lane.As a result, Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff are making plans for the 2020/21 season without Vertonghen.’STILL HUNGRY’Speaking in February, his agent Tom De Mul admitted the door was still open for his client to stay in North London but it looks increasingly unlikely.De Mul told HLM: “We currently have no agreement [with Tottenham], but I do not rule anything out.”We consider everything. There is a lot of interest for Jan, certainly as a free agent, but Tottenham also remains an interesting option for us. The door is still open.”He still wants to get good results with Spurs after a difficult start. He wants to qualify for the Europa League or Champions League.”He is 32, but he is still so ambitious. He is focused. The Euros, for example, are super important to him.”That’s the beauty of him. He wants to play at the highest level in a top competition for as long as possible. He is still very hungry.”Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaBoth Ajax – from whom Spurs signed Vertonghen in 2012 – and Inter Milan showed interest in the Belgium international in January.But they were put off by Tottenham’s asking price of £12m, especially knowing that he would get released in the summer.Despite falling behind first-choice centre-back pairing Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez, Vertonghen has made 26 appearances for Spurs this season, often filling in at left-back.2Jan Vertonghen speaks of his shock after armed burglars terrorised his family while he was on Champions League duty
GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Fortea had eight of his 17 points off the bench as he served as the sparkplug for NU to set up the best-of-three championship duel against Ateneo.Oczon chipped 16 markers, while Pao Javillonar dominated the paint with 13 points, 16 boards and two blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRhayyan Amsali contributed 12 points and nine rebounds as Matthew Manalang and Winderich Coyoca combined for 19 points built on four triples in the final stage of the stepladder semifinals for the twice-to-beat Bullpups.NU now shifts its focus against the unbeaten Ateneo, with the series set to open on Friday. RJ Baquial and Jezreel Villapando carried the fight for the Tiger Cubs with 16 points each as UAAP Season 80 Juniors MVP CJ Cansino was largely checked by the Bullpups defense and could only muster 10 markers on a 4-of-14 shooting, alongside 16 rebounds, and seven assists against four turnovers.The Scores:NU 91 — Fortea 17, Oczon 16, Javillonar 13, Amsali 12, Manalang 11, Coyoca 8, Gonzales 4, Pangilinan 4, Minerva 2, Malonzo 2, Vinoya 2, Dayrit 0, Felicida 0.UST 72 — Baquial 16, Villapando 16, Lina 10, Cansino 10, Narvasa 10, Anunciacion 6, Palencia 2, Dolendo 0, Manabat 0, Relucio 0, Estrella 0, Dela Cruz 0, Benzonan 0.Quarters: 21-17, 45-31, 67-51, 91-72.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nazareth School of National University drew contributions from all fronts to trample University of Santo Tomas, 91-72, and book a return trip to the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball Finals Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Terrence Fortea and Miguel Oczon teamed up in helping the Bullpups break away in the killer 17-1 first half blast to establish the commanding 32-17 advantage and go on cruise control from that point on.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed D-League: Ebondo’s 33 guides unbeaten CEU to third straight win For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
Kai Sotto leads Batang Gilas past Bahrain. Photo from fiba.basketballThe Philippines weathered an early storm and stumped Bahrain, 67-52, to advance to the semifinals of the Fiba Under 18 Asian Championship Thursday at Stadium 29 in Thailand.Batang Gilas, which remained undefeated after four games, also clinched a berth in the Fiba Under 19 World Cup for the first time since the first one in 1979.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 READ: Philippines holds off China to stay perfect in Fiba U18Bahrain grabbed a 34-26 lead at the end of the first half after going on a blistering 21-0 run to close the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But the Filipinos stayed in the game and wrested the advantage for good, outscoring the Bahrainis 19-7 in the final period.READ: Ildefonso’s hot start helps Batang Gilas torch Lebanon Ayala backs national track athletes MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Philippines twin towers of Kai Sotto and AJ Edu did much of the dirty work for the Batang Gilas. Sotto had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks while Edu finished with 16 points, 17 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.Batang Gilas will face the victory between Australia and Japan to face in the semifinals.Rashed Awadh missed out on a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds to lead Bahrain while Baqer Ali had 13 points and four steals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View comments
Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks, center, reacts against Philadelphia 76ers during the Shenzhen basketball match of the NBA China Games in Shenzhen city, south China’s Guangdong province, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki hasn’t won a playoff series since leading the Dallas Mavericks to their only championship in 2011 and has watched the franchise’s steady slide to depths not seen since he was the fresh-faced rookie out of Europe 20 years ago.If Nowitzki’s record 21st season with the same team is his last, the superstar from Germany at least wants to be able to say he was there for the beginning of a turnaround.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Those hopes are grounded in another precocious Euro transplant, No. 3 overall pick Luka Doncic from Slovenia, and second-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who can tell his new young teammate what it’s like to start an NBA career as a teenager. The Mavericks open the season next Wednesday at Phoenix.“To me it was always about winning and keeping us a winning franchise,” Nowitzki said. “Ever since the championship we had a few rough seasons, snuck into the playoffs a couple times, missed the playoffs. So it’s been tough to be part of it at times. But hopefully we’re headed in the right direction. Hopefully we’ll have a better year than the last two.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWinning now might fall a little bit more toward the older guys.Harrison Barnes was the first big step toward life after Nowitzki as the team’s leading scorer the past two seasons after winning a title and losing in the NBA Finals with Golden State. Center DeAndre Jordan, one of the game’s best rebounders, finally joined the Mavericks three years after backing out on a pledge to do so. 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 PBA: Magnolia stays hot, whips Blackwater for 4th straight win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “It’s a newfound energy now, being on a new team and a new nucleus and a new owner and a great city with amazing fans,” Jordan said. “These fans have always been amazing, every time I’ve been here and played. I think there’s a new energy and a new excitement with our team.”Losing is getting old for coach Rick Carlisle, going into his 11th season with the Mavericks. He had just one sub-.500 record in his first 14 years as an NBA coach. The second of two in a row (24-58) was Dallas’ first 50-loss season since the last of seven in a span of eight seasons in 1998, a couple of months before Nowitzki showed up.“I’m not going to throw any numbers out. I’m not going to do anything stupid like that,” Carlisle said. “When I went to Detroit in 2001, I got asked that question, someone asked, ‘Hey, you think you can be .500?’ And I said, ‘Why would you want to throw out 41 as a number that you’re striving for?’”NOWITZKI’S NEW GROOVEThe 40-year-old is expected to come off the bench with regularity for the first time since he was a rookie. The Jordan signing clinched it, since Nowitzki was considered the starting center last season. Shooting guard Wesley Matthews is the other starter along with Smith, Barnes, Doncic and Jordan. Nowitzki knows it will be different but is fine with it.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ “When you come off the bench, you usually don’t have the luxury of easing into the game,” said Nowitzki, who might not be ready for the opener because of a slower-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery in April. “You got to be on right away, which was never really my thing. But I’ll have an extra coffee or something and come out firing.”TWO POINT GUARDS?The 19-year-old Doncic’s court sense and passing ability raise the question of who might be the better facilitator between him and Smith, who was third among rookies in assists last season. This much figures to be true: the Mavericks have a promising point forward in the 6-foot-7 Doncic, likely to be listed as the starting power forward.“I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t be great together,” Nowitzki said. “They got to work out some stuff and get better, work through some mistakes together. But the sky’s the limit for this backcourt for a long, long time.”GETTING STARTEDThe Mavericks weren’t good enough to make the playoffs in the West the past two seasons, but bad starts sapped any hope early both times (2-13 followed by 2-14). With a brighter outlook, it’s more important for Dallas to avoid those miserable early records.“Our first game in Phoenix is huge,” Barnes said. “That will start our season off in the right direction. When you dig yourself in the hole in the West, it’s hard to get back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments
The Thanksgiving holiday mood in the ELWA Junction vicinity was crushed when a man, scavenging a dump site for scrap materials, discovered the body of an infant girl wrapped in a blanket and put in a sealed carton. At a glance, the baby did not shake or cry, and its navel string (umbilical cord) was still attached, causing many to believe that it was already dead for about five to seven hours by the time of discovery (around 9 a.m.).It is not clear whether the baby was left to die at the dump site or was already dead before it was deposited there. Hawa Massaquoi, a local resident who was the second to have sighted the baby, told the Daily Observer yesterday in an exclusive interview that she was taking her son to the nearby Liberty Clinic when her son pointed at the trembling scrap-man standing in front of the dead child lying beside the carton.“From a distance, when we asked the guy, he just stood still trembling with his dirty bag almost half-filled with things,” Hawa said. “And after few seconds the dumpsite got crowded while the guy was sitting nervously.”There were random views about what really happened.“Nine months of pain is not an easy thing to overlook and kill a young, innocent baby,” Love Kollie, a pregnant woman at the scene told the Daily Observer, assuming that the baby may have been killed by its mother. “Even if the man denied the pregnancy, you should spare the life of the child because you do not know whether this is the only child you will have to take care of you. I have a child that the father denied, but I still kept him up till today. The woman who did this thing is not a real human being.”Another by-stander, Alvin Lahai of ELWA Studio Junction, noted that it was not the first time babies have been abandoned at the dump-pile. He said the practice is more common during the rainy season and, though no arrests have been made yet, the frequency of such has escalated as a result of the Ebola pandemic.Others – mainly women – argued that the baby must have been a stillborn, which is common in Liberia because of the crippled health system in the midst of the Ebola outbreak. A stillborn baby is one who is born without any signs of life at or after 24 weeks pregnancy. The baby may have died during pregnancy, labour or birth.Whatever really happened, some onlookers called it “wickedness” that one would leave a baby – dead or alive – in a dump site. They asked God to “curse and punish” the unidentified person who left the baby there. “If the baby was dead, it should have been buried,” one bystander said.Meanwhile, two police officers who were at the scene and refused to disclose their names said they had immediately contacted the headquarters of the Liberia National Police for the removal of the body.“We aren’t investigating this case, because every dead body is assumed to be an Ebola victim,” the officer said. “If it was normal time without being under State of Emergency, we would have investigated this matter, and made some arrests. The first suspect would be the iron guy (scrap scavenger) who discovered the dead child.”Collateral Damage from Ebola CrisisFor Madam Rose L. Varney, a social worker and the administrator of the nearby Liberty Clinic, said the discovery of the baby is part of the collateral damage from the Ebola crisis. She says many health centers are refusing to treat pregnant women during the crisis due to fear of coming in contact with the blood and other bodily fluids of people, whose [Ebola] status they don’t know.She fears that many pregnant women who do not go to hospital, or get attached to a health center for prenatal care, would suffer similar fate.At the height of the Ebola crisis that is in July and August, most pregnant women and their unborn babies were left to die as they (women) were rejected at almost every health center and hospital. There were reports all around Monrovia of people being turned back from hospitals and health centers. All of those health facilities had broken down because health workers themselves began dying from the virus and so were not around to treat and care for others, who had other illnesses other than Ebola.According to Madam Varney, stillbirth is caused by many factors. “Maybe the baby simply did not grow enough in the uterus due to genetic or physical defect in the baby,” she said. “This means the baby’s brain, heart or other organ has not developed properly. Sometimes there is heavy bleeding after 24 weeks of pregnancy; an illness suffered by the mother, such as diabetes, the liver condition a blood-clotting problem.”“Losing a baby is a devastating blow in this Ebola crisis. When it happens, it is hard to know how to cope, both practically and emotionally because of the unwillingness of many health centers to contact anybody’s blood and fluid,” the nurse said. “We hope things could get better.”She urged the government and national and international organizations to address the case of pregnant women before the infant mortality rate in the country climbs.She recommended that there should be free and compulsory treatment for all pregnant women and it should be widely publicized, just like the Ebola preventive message.“This could encourage pregnant women to go to hospital amidst the Ebola crisis which has also plunged our economy,” Madam Varney said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 17-year-old, who was employed at a mining camp in South Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), has confessed to killing his boss following a dispute about money.Dead is 31-year-old Marcellus “Ton” Reynolds, a miner of Achiwuib, South Rupununi, who owned a four-inch dredge and was killed by the teen on Thursday last at the Marudi Backdam.Three days later, on December 8, the partially decomposed body of Reynolds was discovered by a pork-knocker, who was walking past Rice Creek, South Rupununi.The man told the police that he noticed several carrion crows around a large “bulk” and went to investigate. According to him, upon getting closer to the area, he realised that the crows were picking on the remains of a human corpse, that had apparently been left inside what he described as a “shallow grave”.He said that he immediately rushed to a location where other miners were operating and raised an alarm. The police were then notified.Investigations into the matter led to the questioning of several of Reynolds’ employees. This newspaper was told that employees divulged to the cops that the teen was involved in an intense argument with their boss on the day he disappeared. According to the employees, the duo had a dispute over payment.Police detained the teen and grilled him on his involvement in the miner’s death.This led to the teenager, in the presence of his father, confessing to the cops that he had followed Reynolds to the area where his decomposed body was found and continued their argument there.He claimed that he picked up a piece of wood and dealt fatal blows to the man’s head and saw the man fall to the ground. He confessed that following the act he returned to the campsite.According to the police, the 17-year-old male is presently in their custody, as investigations into Reynolds’ death continue.Meanwhile, law enforcement officials are currently trying to make arrangements to have the decomposed body removed from the area and taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital.A post-mortem examination (PME) is expected to be done early next week.
But the Reds boss accepted his was not a popular view, saying he might as well talk to his coffee machine for all the likelihood of changing the minds of European football chiefs trying to create a more meaningful framework for international fixtures.“It’s too much in that competition: ‘Proper games, real opponents, it is better than having any friendlies’,” Klopp said on Friday ahead of English title-contenders Liverpool’s match away to Huddersfield.“That’s all good but you don’t want to see Joshua fighting every second night, it’s not possible. This week he fights in Leeds, next week he fights in Manchester and no-one asked for it.”Warming to his theme, Klopp added: “Do we want to have opera every night or every two months? I like competition, of course, but at one point someone has to step back and think ‘OK, wait, wait, wait. They are players who play’.“The Nations League itself is a good idea — do it in another sport because in football there is no space for it.“I realise already I could have told my coffee machine because no-one is really interested but it is still my opinion.“Where is the rest? When can we have normal things?”International football, albeit not the Nations League, saw three of Klopp’s players return to Anfield with injuries.Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita returned with hamstring problems, while Sadio Mane broke a thumb training with Senegal.Of the trio, Guinea international Keita is the only one who has so far been ruled out of the match at Huddersfield.“We’re pretty sure that Naby will not be available,” said Klopp. “With all the rest, we have to see how it develops.”Meanwhile England midfielder Adam Lallana is set to return to the Liverpool squad for the first time since September 1 after fully recovering from a groin problem.“Hopefully no-one forgot how good he was before his little injury. He is a proper option again,” said Klopp.“He will play first-team football for Liverpool again and that is the best news. When it will start we will see.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is no fan of the Nations League — or too much opera © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 19 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has once more criticised the Nations League, comparing the tournament to watching opera every night or having world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua box week in week out.Klopp believes there is no place in football’s already congested calendar for a major new competition, with the German arguing that the increased number of fixtures risked devaluing the currency of international football.
Tim Sherwood insists Jack Grealish should concentrate on impressing for Aston Villa before making a decision about his international future.The 19-year-old shone during the FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, as the Villans booked a place in the final for the first time since 2000.Birmingham-born Grealish, who currently represents the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level, is believed to be on England’s radar with the two countries set for a tug-of-war over the schemer.And Villa Park chief Sherwood, who faced a similar situation with Nabil Bentaleb during his time as Tottenham manager, claims the youngster should focus on his club form before worrying about international honours.“It’s up to Jack where he wants to go,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “It’s purely up to him.“What I’ve got to do is make sure he’s got that decision to make. He must be doing something right for Aston Villa if he’s got those options. That’s my priority.“Then it’s up to jack to decide where he wants to go. I had the same situation with Nabil Bentaleb, who could have played for France but decided to pick Algeria.“I did have a chat with him and he asked me what to do. I just said, ‘you’ve got to go with your heart. Do you think you’re French or Algerian?’“That’s the decision he had to make and now Jack has got to make that decision. He has to play a few more times for Aston Villa before he needs to make that decision.“When some kids come and play with the first team sometimes, they’re a bit overawed, but Jack’s not.“He receives the ball and dribbles it around people. They kick lumps out of him because he’s so confident.“The ball is his friend, it sticks to his foot. The more opportunities he gets, the better he’s going to become.”
15 11. Matthew Upson – MK Dons – A winner of 21 England caps, Upson is currently 36, but still turns out in the Football League. He enjoyed his best time with West Ham, leaving in 2011, moving around a selection of English teams. He spent time with Stoke and Brighton, and spent time with Leicester last season, and has turned out three times for Championship side MK Dons this term. 15 2. Luis Garcia – Central Coast Mariners – A Champions League winner with Liverpool in 2005, ex-Spanish international Garcia now turns out for Central Coast Mariners of the Australian A-League. He is 37-years-old, and since leaving Spanish football in 2010, the winger has featured in Greece, Mexico and India. 15 15 3. Nicolas Anelka – Mumbai City – One of the great Premier League strikers, turning out for Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton and West Brom, Anelka is currently player-manager of Mumbai City in the Indian Super League. He has also coached Shanghai Shenhua of China, although he has not proven his credentials as a boss, with Mumbai finishing third bottom in his first season in charge. 6. Eidur Gudjohnsen – A Chelsea legend and key part of their two title wins under Jose Mourinho, 37-year-old Gudjohnsen has had a storied career since leaving Barcelona in 2009. He has played for Monaco, Spurs, Stoke, Fulham, AEK Athens, Cercle Brugge and Club Brugge, before returning to his first English club, Bolton, in 2014. He left in the summer of 2015 to link up with Shijiazhuang Ever Bright of China, before signing for Molde in February 2016. His recent form has even seen the veteran rescind his international retirement, and he should be heading to Euro 2016 with Iceland. 4. Didier Zokora – Pune City – A solid player for Tottenham Hotspur, Zokora won the League Cup with Spurs, enjoying a good top flight career across Europe. He played in Belgium, France, England and Spain, but his recent years have been spent moving around Turkey, before settling with Pune City of India in 2015. 15 5. Florent Malouda – Wadi Delga – Malouda play a key role in Chelseas success in 2009/10, but by the 2012/13 season he had been banished from the first-team squad. He left Stamford Bridge on a free transfer that summer, moving to Turkish club Trabzonspor, then to Metz of France the following year. He ended up with Indian club Dehli Dynamos later that season, playing under Roberto Carlos. The winger finally signed for Egyptian Premier League side Wadi Delga in January 2016. 15 15 14. Jeremy Aliadiere – Al-Mu’aidar – Held in high regard as a youngster when Arsenal signed him, Aliadiere failed to live up to his potential. He managed just one Premier League goal in 29 games for the Gunners, spending time on loan at Celtic, West Ham and Wolves. He moved permanently to Middlesbrough in 2007, leaving in 2010, signing for French club Lorient where he enjoyed relative success in front of goal. However, he still left in 2014, agreeing a deal with Umm-Salal of Qatar. He switched to rival side Al-Muaidar in January 2016. 7. Eric Djemba-Djemba – Voltigeurs – Manchester United and Aston Villa flop Djemba-Djemba spent just four years in English football, failing to establish himself as a talented player. He left Villa in 2007 to move to Qatar SC, and has since flittered around clubs in Denmark, Israel, Serbia, Scotland, India and Indonesia. He signed for non-league French side Voltigeurs earlier this year. 15 1. Diego Forlan – Penarol – Click the arrow above to see more forgotten footballers… – A flop for Manchester United, Forlan is still a cult hero at Old Trafford for his goalscoring exploits against Liverpool, although he managed just 10 strikes in 63 games. A successful career has brought silverware in Spain and Brazil, before linking up with boyhood club Penarol last year. 15 15 15 The Premier League has seen a host of players pass through since it was founded in 1992, with both successes and failures at every club.Some players have become legends for their clubs, whilst some have gone down in infamy, leaving to play out their careers elsewhere.With players entering the latter stages of their careers, they often head off the beaten track to find clubs willing to take them.This means they fall out of public knowledge, and it is a surprise to see so many famous names still turning out as players far across the world.Click the right arrow above to see 15 ex-Premier League players who you’ve definitely forgotten about, but are still playing… 15 15 15 9. Thomas Sorensen – Melbourne City – A Premier League veteran, Sorensen was a talented goalkeeper for Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke City. He played 409 games in England between 1998 and 2015, leaving the Potters to sign for A-League club Melbourne City. He has since played 21 games, and as a goalkeeper, it is expected the 39-year-old will play on for a number of years. 12. Arturo Lupoli – Catania – Signed by Arsenal as a teenager, striker Lupoli was considered one of the brightest talents in Italy, although he managed just one Premier League appearance for the Gunners. He is still only 28, and is currently on loan at Italian third division side Catania, after moving around Europe. He has appeared for teams playing in England, Italy and Hungary, flitting around lower league sides. 13. Tim Cahill – Hangzhou Greentown – Still fairly well known, Cahill is an active Australian international, one of the all-time Premier League greats. A powerful forward, he starred for Millwall and Everton, leaving England in 2012 for New York Red Bulls. He headed off to China in 2015 to sign for Shanghai Shenhua, and has been registered to Hangzhou Greentown since February 2016, where he scored on his debut for the club. 10. Ryan Babel – Al Ain – Once considered one of the brightest talents in European football, Ryan Babel completed a big move from Ajax to Liverpool in 2007. However, he struggled to have an impact at Anfield, scoring just 12 goals in the Premier League, leaving in 2011. He headed to Germany, back to the Netherlands, and Turkey, before finally settling at UAE Pro League side Al-Ain last year. 8. Elano – Chennaiyin – Elano shone whilst playing two seasons for Manchester City between 2007 and 2009, leaving for Galatasaray that summer. He returned his homeland of to Brazil in 2011 to play for Santos, moving on to Gremio and Flamengo, before linking up with Indian club Chennaiyin in 2014. He returned to Santos, but Marco Materazzi brought him back to Chennaiyin on loan last season. 15 15. Adrian Mutu – ASA Targu Mures – The Chelsea flop has lived a storied career since leaving the Blues in 2005 during his drug scandal. He enjoyed a strong spell in Italys Serie A, but has been falling down the leagues in recent years. Aged 37, Mutus most recent clubs have been Petrolul Ploiesti in his homeland and Indias Pune City, with the striker currently plying his trade with Romanias ASA Targu Mures.
If the board fails to make an appointment, trustees will likely adopt a resolution calling for a special election, Rossall said. The district has until March 10 to submit the resolution to the county to get the election on the June ballot, Rossall said. Board President Gwen Farrell wanted to appoint former Trustee Christine LeBeau to fill the vacant seat, but the suggestion died at a January board meeting for lack of a motion from a board member. LeBeau finished fourth in balloting in the November election, losing by just 65 votes. Rutkowski-Hines, who was elected to the board in 2003, resigned from the board Jan. 2, citing personal reasons. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday for residents of the Westside Union School District to apply for the seat vacated by the resignation of Trustee Deborah Rutkowski-Hines. Applications can be picked up 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the superintendent’s office, 41914 50th Street West, Quartz Hill. Applicants must be over 18 and registered to vote. “We are currently advertising for community registered voters to apply for the vacancy,” Superintendent Regina Rossall said. The board is scheduled to interview the candidates and make a selection on March 9. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant There will be an eight-member advisory committee made up of a representative from each of the district’s four employee groups and an appointee from each of the four trustees. “The panel is hearing the interviews at the same time and will provide comments on candidates’ strengths and weaknesses,” Rossall said. To include community input, residents can submit questions to ask the applicants. Questions should be submitted to the superintendent’s office in sealed envelopes, which will be given to trustees to help them formulate their own questions. The sealed envelopes should be addressed to: Board Questions, c/o Superintendent’s Office, 41914 50th St. W., Quartz Hill, CA 93536. The deadline to submit questions is 4 p.m. Feb. 27.