Hoddle: World Cup battle won’t faze Alli

first_imgWorld Cup Alli vs Lingard: Scrap for World Cup spots won’t faze Spurs star, says Hoddle Chris Burton 06:14 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jesse Lingard Dele Alli Manchester United Tottenham Getty World Cup England Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United Premier League Midfield stars at Tottenham and Manchester United are set to battle it out for a place in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI in Russia this summer Dele Alli has had an “indifferent season” at Tottenham but will not be fazed by a World Cup battle with Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, says Glenn Hoddle.Heading into the 2017-18 campaign, Spurs star Alli was a guaranteed starter for club and country, with his performances in the Premier League and for the Three Lions earning widespread praise.Such a standing has come under threat this term, with the 21-year-old – who has nine goals to his name – forced to face uncomfortable questions regarding his form. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Among those now threatening to steal his spot in the England side is United midfielder Lingard, who enjoyed a recent purple patch with the Red Devils, but Hoddle feels the Spurs star will be relishing the challenge.The former Tottenham and England manager told football.london: “I don’t think he’ll be worried about it.”He’ll look to get on with his own job. It’s up to other people to assess what they’re looking for.”Gareth Southgate will look for something different in the plan if he goes for one player and not another because it suits what he’s looking to do in the team.”Dele Alli will just get on with his job and he’s a top threat. He’ll maintain getting into the penalty area and scoring goals.”He’s had a slightly indifferent season, but he’s still affected the game. He will affect the game as he’s a box threat and he likes to score goals.”He’s done that time and time again over the last few seasons and we forget how young he is.”It’s great seeing two young English players playing well in that position.”It’s such an important position nowadays in that role if they play the player in behind the striker. It’s not a free role, it’s the hub of the team.”It comes with a difference to winning games and being the difference.”Lingard has contributed 12 goals and four assists to the United cause this season, with Alli complementing his nine strikes with 10 efforts teed up for grateful team-mates.Both men will be hoping to be on the plane when England boss Gareth Southgate finalises his 23-man squad heading to Russia this summer.last_img read more

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House Budget to Stick with Higher Spending Caps

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR House leaders are scheduled today to unveil a fiscal 2017 budget resolution that retains the higher discretionary spending levels afforded by last October’s two-year budget deal.To offset the $30 billion in additional discretionary spending passed by Congress last year, the House GOP will look for savings from mandatory spending programs over the next two years. Those cuts, needed to secure the support of the House Republican conference’s conservative members, most likely would be advanced through separate legislation. The budget blueprint would require the House to enact a total of $100 billion in cuts over 10 years, reported CQ Roll Call.Thursday’s meeting of the conference will help party leaders determine if they have sufficient support to pass a budget on the floor.It is not entirely clear how the draft budget resolution will deal with the contentious issue of DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account. The GOP framework is expected to recommend $59 billion in spending for the war account, matching last year’s budget deal. But the resolution would clarify that the figure is a floor, as defense hawks have insisted, and that more funding could be added to the OCO account in the defense spending bill, according to the story.The budget resolution allows for $551 billion in national security spending in FY 2017, the same as called for in the October budget agreement.last_img read more

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Maná Named 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year

first_imgNews Maná Named 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year Twitter Facebook “It is a grand and unexpected recognition to an extensive career, a beautiful and passionate one that we continue to enjoy as if it were the first day.” said Fher on behalf of the band. “We are flattered that the most prestigious Latin music organization is recognizing us. Undoubtedly, it will be moving to hear our songs performed by talented colleagues and friends. We hope to continue using our voices and this honor to raise awareness about environmental concerns and human rights issues around the world.”Maná has won awards at the 38th GRAMMY Awards, 41st GRAMMY Awards, 42nd GRAMMY Awards, 45th GRAMMY Awards, 49th GRAMMY Awards and 54th GRAMMY Awards.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morecenter_img Email Maná Is Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year man%C3%A1-named-2018-latin-recording-academy-person-year The iconic GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning band will be honored for their artistic achievement and humanitarian contributions a day before the Latin GRAMMYs in Las Vegas Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Sep 6, 2018 – 2:41 pm The Latin Recording Academy has announced Maná, the iconic Latin GRAMMY-winning pop-rock band, as the 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year. The group is the first band to ever receive the honor. Maná, made up of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros, is a six-time Latin GRAMMY and four-time GRAMMY winner. They will be recognized at a gala that will feature a tribute concert performed by their friends and other artists on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, a day before the 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards on Nov. 15.The band were essential in formulating Mexico’s ’90s rock scene and have become influential globally in Latin America and beyond for their fusion of pop, rock, bolero and other genres that continue to shape their sound. The band have also been advocates for social justice, global equality and environmental protection—they launched their philanthropic entity, Fundación Ecológica Selva Negra, which protects and preserves endangered species, has an educational component and helps develop community projects.”Maná (Fher, Alex, Sergio and Juan) is an iconic band with a profound social and environmental consciousness that has created captivating and vibrant music for over three decades,” said President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy Gabriel Abaroa Jr.The Person Of The Year award honors musicians with an Ibero-American background for their musical achievements and humanitarian work.last_img read more

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US slaps sanctions on five Russians

first_imgThe United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five Russians over abuses including the killing of a prominent opposition leader, days after top-level talks seemed to ease tensions between the powers.The State Department highlighted the actions against the five people, plus one entity, as it submitted an annual report required by Congress on actions taken under a law over human rights in Russia.The law, which blocks any US assets of blacklisted people and bars them from traveling to the United States, is named after Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption accountant who died in custody in 2009.Among the five newly blacklisted figures are Ruslan Geremeyev, an interior ministry official in the restive North Caucasus region of Chechnya who is close to its leader Ramzan Kadyrov.On his Telegram account, Kadyrov said the sanctions, were “clear proof that the United States is afraid of us.”Geremeyev has faced accusations of involvement in the 2015 killing in central Moscow of Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister turned leading critic of President Vladimir Putin.The US Treasury Department said Russian investigators twice tried but were blocked from bringing charges against Geremeyev as the possible organizer of the killing of Nemtsov — the most high-profile death of a dissident since Putin rose to power two decades ago.The United States also slapped sanctions on two Russian investigators, Elena Anatolievna Trikulya and Gennady Vyacheslavovich Karlov, for allegedly concealing facts over the death and detention of Magnitsky, the accountant.”Nearly 10 years after his death, we remain concerned by the impunity for this and other violent crimes against activists, journalists, whistleblowers and political opposition,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.She also voiced concern about “the intense atmosphere of intimidation for those who work to uncover corruption or human rights violations in the Russian Federation.”In response, the Russian embassy in Washington said: “These moves will be followed by reciprocal measures.””Moreover these unconstructive decisions clearly run counter to a positive outlook of the recent Russia-US talks in Sochi,” it said in a statement.The sanctions came just two days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Putin in the Russian resort of Sochi, with both sides voicing optimism at finding areas on which to work together.Pompeo said he still had deep disagreements with Putin but believed the two powers could cooperate on issues including finding a political settlement in war-ravaged Syria and seeking a denuclearization deal with North Korea.Also hit with sanctions were the Terek Special Rapid Response Team in Chechnya and its commander, Abuzayed Vismuradov.The Treasury Department said that the force had engaged in extrajudicial killings and torture, including in a crackdown on gay men that has drawn international condemnation.last_img read more

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