About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lloris hellbent on ending Tottenham’s barren trophy runby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHugo Lloris is determined to end Tottenham’s barren trophy run.Spurs haven’t won a piece of silverware since the league cup in 2007/08.Lloris said: “This [winning silverware] is what we work for.”We know we are in the Premier League and there are a lot of contenders, big teams, big players, and that is why we are excited to be here.”We are in the most competitive country, so we keep working with the same mentality and do our best.”We have shown in the past that Tottenham is very competitive and we are reducing the gap with the best.”
Prime Minister Andrew Holness left the island this afternoon (September 4) for the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in Bridgetown Barbados.Under his Chairmanship, at the the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, held in Jamaica in July, it was agreed that the CSME Sub-Committee would have quarterly meetings to give urgency to the implementation of the CSME.The Sub-Committee meeting is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, September 5) with discussions expected on issues affecting the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Prime Minister Holness returns to the island on Thursday.During his absence Dr. Horace Chang, Minister of National Security will be in charge of the Government.
EAU CLAIRE, Mich. — Agricultural tourism pioneer Herb Teichman, who founded a cherry pit-spitting competition in southwestern Michigan that attracted international attention, has died at the age of 88.Bowerman Funeral Home says Teichman, of Eau Claire, died Monday at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.Teichman and his wife, Liz, owned and operated Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm near Eau Claire. He opened the farm for pick-your-own fruit harvests and in 1970s started the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship . The “Pit Spit” became a popular attraction and the 45th annual event was held last summer.The South Bend Tribune reports Teichman’s death followed a short illness. Lynnell Sage told the newspaper her father “liked seeing other people enjoy the farm” and “wanted to share the beauty that is here.”Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday.The Associated Press
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Provincial Government is introducing new legislation to bolster British Columbia’s employment standards.According to the Government, the changes will better protect children and youth from dangerous work and deliver improved support for workers whose rights have been violated.Minister of Labour, Harry Bains, says the changes are bringing back basic rights and protection for employees in the workplace. “When British Columbians head out to their workplace, they need to know their safety and rights are being protected in law. We are making improvements that are long overdue – bringing back basic rights and protections that were gutted by the old government.”The Government says these improvements directly address the priority problems identified from changes made in 2003 when protections for workers with legitimate complaints were weakened and children as young as 12 were put at risk of serious workplace injuries.The amendments will build on updates to the Employment Standards Act from last spring.The amendments incorporate recommendations from the B.C. Law Institute, as well as from the B.C. Employment Standards Coalition, the B.C. Federation of Labour, and feedback from workers, employers and the public.For more information on the changes to employment standards, you can visit the B.C. Law Institute’s website.
Junior quarterback Braxton Miller walks out with the team during a game against California Sept. 14, at California Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 52-34.Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorOhio State football coach Urban Meyer said the plan is that if junior quarterback Braxton Miller is healthy enough to play Saturday against Florida A&M, he will.“Braxton — we’ve still got a lot of work to do,” Meyer said. “If he’s ready, he’ll play this week.”Miller is “probable” to play against Florida A&M, Meyer said. He added that backup Kenny Guiton could see the field.“Kenny Guiton’s earned some time,” Meyer said. “He’s done a nice job. If he’s one of the best 11 (players), then the obligation is to get him on the field.”Guiton’s early season success while Miller has been sidelined gives Meyer confidence in his backup quarterback.“If you’re going to buy stock in anybody, buy stock in Kenny Guiton,” Meyer said. “Because what he’s going to do after football some day — it’s going to be really neat.”Guiton said after his playing career, he would like to stay in football.“I am considering the coaching thing,” Guiton said. “I think I could be pretty good at it. I wouldn’t mind it. Its something I love, football.”Meyer also addressed the return of senior running back Carlos Hyde, who is eligible after being suspended for three games because of his involvement in an incident at a Columbus bar this summer.“As of right now, he’s back. He’s done a really good job,” Meyer said. “(He) has had a very good attitude, taken care of business and we are anxious to get him back.”Meyer said he was not sure how Hyde would fit into the offensive game plan.“I don’t know. I’ve been thinking about that,” Meyer said. “It’s a good issue to have. (Redshirt-senior running back) Jordan Hall has certainly earned the right to touch the ball. In a big way.”While it is unclear which Buckeye running back will get the touches in the offense, the tight ends are struggling to even get the ball. Junior Jeff Heuerman and redshirt-sophomore Nick Vannett combined for only one catch against California.Tight ends and fullbacks coach Tim Hinton called both their performances in the victory “excellent,” even though they did not get the ball much, because of the way they blocked.“They were very efficient in their blocking. They were very fundamental,” Hinton said. “They did a great job of attacking (California’s) defense.”The tight ends’ abilities to complete blocks on the edge allowed freshman running back Dontre Wilson to get to the edge a few times against California, and Hinton said that was a big reason he was happy with the way the tight ends performed.“I tell you, that’s where I said, the catches weren’t there, but I don’t know if Jeff Heuerman could have been happier,” Hinton said. “He was unbelievably happy after the game because he blocked the perimeter like a champion.”Although the offense put up a season high 608 yards against the Golden Bears, the defense struggled, missing 16 tackles and giving up 503 yards against the Golden Bears, according to Meyer.Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier said reducing the number of missed tackles is the defense’s goal.“I feel like we did better as a defense, but we have to try to get those missed tackles to a single digit number,” Shazier said. “We ended up having 16 but a lot of those missed tackles were just guys taking shots and knowing they have other guys coming back, other bullets having their back.”Senior safety Christian Bryant called California’s offense “fast-paced,” and said that was one factor that led to the missed tackles and allowed the Golden Bears to give up 34 points.“They were bound to break a couple runs, get a couple big plays but for the most part, we kept leverage like we felt we were going to work towards the week before the game,” Bryant said. “That’s what we did, they put up 34 points on us but it’s not because we weren’t going hard.”According to defensive line coach Mike Vrabel regardless what level of football you compete at, you have to have to be able to tackle.“Everybody is going to force you to tackle in space,” Vrabel said. “That’s what happens in the National Football League. It happens in college. Teams are going to force you to tackle in space.”Vrabel said it’s not the inability to bring guys to the turf that hurt the team, it’s what happens after.“We talk about trying to keep teams under, having less than 10 missed tackles in a game,” Vrabel said. “The yards after those missed tackles is kind of what kills you.”The Buckeyes are set to take on Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium at noon.
Head coach Ryan Day speaks during the Ohio State offensive availability at the Residence Inn LA Live on Dec. 29. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State announced former Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison and former San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley will join the coaching staff as co-defensive coordinators. Since 2015, Mattison has served as the defensive line coach for the Wolverines, a line that helped allow opponents to average 3.7 yards per carry and opposing quarterbacks to complete 49.5 percent of passes attempted, No. 1 in the Big Ten. Mattison also served as a defensive coordinator for Michigan from 2011-14. Hafley has been a defensive backs coach at the pro level since 2011, coaching for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Cleveland Browns and the 49ers. The press release listed that Hafley and Mattison join defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who has been named as the associate head coach under head coach Ryan Day, as the only members of the Ohio State coaching staff. The release failed to mention defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson and linebackers coach Billy Davis.