It’s Only a Play’s Martin Short Wants You to Lie to Him

first_imgMartin Short stopped by The View on February 3 to chat with the ladies about stepping into It’s Only a Play. “It’s an insane thing to do,” the Tony and Emmy winner said of the daunting task of replacing Nathan Lane. Take a look at the clip below as Short talks up his hilarious co-stars and also note that if you’re lucky enough to visit him backstage after a performance, just be sure to do one thing: Lie. “I hate people that come back and feel that the truth is important,” he joked. “If actors come back and say, ‘You know, I’d love to say it’s good, but I can’t lie,’ I want to say, ‘Yeah, and you can’t act!’” Catch Short and company in It’s Only a Play at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre through June 7. Oh, and look who’s on set again! After speculation she wouldn’t return, Rosie Perez is back at The View now that preview performances are underway for Fish in the Dark. View Commentslast_img read more

You’ve Got a Friend…with a Grammy! Jessie Mueller & the Cast Celebrate

first_img View Comments Star Files Jessie Mueller Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Did you hear the news? Beautiful: The Carole King Musical picked up the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album at the 2015 ceremony—and on February 10, they celebrated their big win at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector, Anika Larsen, Scott J. Campbell and the cast of the hit musical look great with the snazzy new trophy! Check out these Hot Shots of the cast celebrating, then catch them in Beautiful on Broadway.last_img read more

What U.S. Coal Recovery?

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Gas to Power Journal:Rebuking reports about a recovery of U.S. coal industry, IEEFA energy data analyst Seth Feaster stressed that in actual fact coal companies keep losing money. AEP, one of the country’s largest electric utilities, just purchased a wind farm while it is looking to retire, or sell two coal power plants by 2022.Nicholas Akins, AEP chairman and CEO, announced in the second-quarter earnings call that the company would buy a 2,000-MW, 800-turbine wind farm to be built in the Oklahoma panhandle, along with a 350-mile high-voltage transmission line to bring the power east. All done with a view to diversifying the utility’s fuel mix and expected earnings from wind power.Asked about coal, Akins pointed at AEP’s efforts to persuade the Ohio legislature to enact income guarantees to bail out two of its failing coal-fired plants there.Coal-fired power generation once made up nearly half of AEP’s installed capacity, but now the utility plans to retire the J.M. Stuart coal power plant (2,318 MW) in Ohio by the end of 2018, and either retire or sell coal-fired units in that state at the Conesville and Cardinal plants by 2022.“Coal-fired power has gotten so uneconomical that even coal-mining companies can’t make it work,” Mr Feaster writes with reference to Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal, which built and recently owned two now-mothballed coal-fired units in Weldon, N.C., at the 230-MW Roanoke Valley Energy Facility (ROVA), built in 1994-95.Yet, as of late the North Carolina plant was losing money. Once the operator realized more than a year ago that the value of the plant was effectively “zero,” they wrote them off to $133.1 million at the end of 2015, and got approval to deactivate the plants from PJM, the regional grid operator effective March 1, 2017. Earlier this month Westmoreland sold the plant for $5 million. Quoting public filings by U.S. energy and mining companies, Feaster writes that Foresight Energy lost $16.3 million in the second quarter of this year, Westmoreland lost $21 million. Furthermore, Cloud Peak lost $6.9 million and Contura pulled its coal IPO in mid-August allegedly because it “could not generate enough investor interest in it.”($) Critics questions ‘recovery’ of U.S. coal power utilities What U.S. Coal Recovery?last_img read more

Colombian Navy Seizes 1,123 Kilograms of Cocaine Allegedly Belonging to the FARC

first_imgBy Dialogo December 09, 2014 Fewer homicides in Mexico The country is on pace to record 15,000 homicides nationwide this year, representing about an 18 percent drop compared to 2013, according to Undersecretary for Crime Prevention Roberto Campa Cifrián, who spoke to reporters on December 6. The FARC’s Daniel Aldana Front allegedly owned the cocaine, which had a street value of about $30 million (USD) and would have left the country through the Pacific Ocean, the Navy reported. The Navy has confiscated more than 30 tons of cocaine along the country’s Pacific Coast in 2014. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s pledge to fight narco-traffickers and organized crime groups is paying off. Peruvian police captured a 22-year-old Mexican national for allegedly trying to turn two dogs into drug mules. Paraguay: SENAD arrests 9 suspects, seizes 415 kilograms of marijuana Peruvian police captured a 22-year-old Mexican national for allegedly trying to turn two dogs into drug mules. Bombon died from the infection on December 5, according to Peru’s Andina state news service. SENAD forces made the seizures in the city of Coronel Oveido on December 5. They also confiscated a Toyota Hilux pickup truck and jet fuel during the bust. The Colombian Navy recently seized a four-meter long, semi-submersible torpedo that could transport 200 kilograms of cocaine for 10 hours before refueling, Col. Carlos Mario Diaz, the commander of the Second Marine Brigade, told reporters. Security forces discovered the cocaine at the mouth of the Mira River in the southwestern Department of Nariño. The cocaine had been divided into 1,168 packages. Bombon died from the infection on December 5, according to Peru’s Andina state news service. Peruvian police arrest suspect for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs inside dogs The country is on pace to record 15,000 homicides nationwide this year, representing about an 18 percent drop compared to 2013, according to Undersecretary for Crime Prevention Roberto Campa Cifrián, who spoke to reporters on December 6. Peña Nieto has focused his crime-fighting strategy on the states of Guerrero, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Durango, Coahuila, Colima and Michoacán. Security forces discovered the cocaine at the mouth of the Mira River in the southwestern Department of Nariño. The cocaine had been divided into 1,168 packages. In January 2014, SENAD agents captured Quiñonez, who is also known as “Nair,” in the city of Lique in the Department of Central. Colombian Navy seizes torpedo intended for transporting drugs In January 2014, SENAD agents captured Quiñonez, who is also known as “Nair,” in the city of Lique in the Department of Central. Security forces found the torpedo, reportedly the first of its kind in Colombia, when the Navy raided three camps along the Pacific Coast allegedly belonging to Los Rastrojos, one of the country’s largest narco-trafficking groups. No arrests were made during the raids at the camps, which each had the capacity to accommodate up to 30 people. A veterinarian surgically removed the cocaine-filled pouches from the pooches – a male named Bombon and a female named Lola. They were suffering from peritonitis, which is the inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs. The FARC’s Daniel Aldana Front allegedly owned the cocaine, which had a street value of about $30 million (USD) and would have left the country through the Pacific Ocean, the Navy reported. The Navy has confiscated more than 30 tons of cocaine along the country’s Pacific Coast in 2014. A veterinarian surgically removed the cocaine-filled pouches from the pooches – a male named Bombon and a female named Lola. They were suffering from peritonitis, which is the inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs. Paraguay’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) arrested nine suspects in connection with the seizure of 415 kilograms of marijuana and two small planes that allegedly belonged to suspected narco-trafficker Bernardino Quiñonez Portillo’s criminal organization. Drug traffickers used the planes to to transport shipments of about 500 kilograms of marijuana at least one a month from the airport in Coronel Oveido – the capital of the department of Caaguazú – to Argentina, according to Paraguay’s Public Ministry. Peña Nieto has focused his crime-fighting strategy on the states of Guerrero, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Durango, Coahuila, Colima and Michoacán. Colombian Navy seizes torpedo intended for transporting drugs Peruvian police arrest suspect for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs inside dogs Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s pledge to fight narco-traffickers and organized crime groups is paying off. Paraguay: SENAD arrests 9 suspects, seizes 415 kilograms of marijuana SENAD forces made the seizures in the city of Coronel Oveido on December 5. They also confiscated a Toyota Hilux pickup truck and jet fuel during the bust. The Colombian Navy confiscated 1,123 kilograms of cocaine suspected of belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s largest terrorist group, the Navy reported. The Colombian Navy recently seized a four-meter long, semi-submersible torpedo that could transport 200 kilograms of cocaine for 10 hours before refueling, Col. Carlos Mario Diaz, the commander of the Second Marine Brigade, told reporters. Security forces found the torpedo, reportedly the first of its kind in Colombia, when the Navy raided three camps along the Pacific Coast allegedly belonging to Los Rastrojos, one of the country’s largest narco-trafficking groups. No arrests were made during the raids at the camps, which each had the capacity to accommodate up to 30 people. Fewer homicides in Mexico Giussepe Tombolan is the first suspect arrested in the Andean nation for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs inside dogs. Peruvian security forces captured him during a raid at a hotel in Lima where he allegedly put packages containing 2.9 kilograms of cocaine inside the stomachs of two St. Bernards, according to local police chief Basilio Grossman. Paraguay’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) arrested nine suspects in connection with the seizure of 415 kilograms of marijuana and two small planes that allegedly belonged to suspected narco-trafficker Bernardino Quiñonez Portillo’s criminal organization. Drug traffickers used the planes to to transport shipments of about 500 kilograms of marijuana at least one a month from the airport in Coronel Oveido – the capital of the department of Caaguazú – to Argentina, according to Paraguay’s Public Ministry. The Colombian Navy confiscated 1,123 kilograms of cocaine suspected of belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s largest terrorist group, the Navy reported. Giussepe Tombolan is the first suspect arrested in the Andean nation for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs inside dogs. Peruvian security forces captured him during a raid at a hotel in Lima where he allegedly put packages containing 2.9 kilograms of cocaine inside the stomachs of two St. Bernards, according to local police chief Basilio Grossman. last_img read more

Actualización de las órdenes sobre la fase amarilla para incluir a 12 condados adicionales que pasan a la fase amarilla el 22 de mayo

first_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En el día de la fecha, se enmendaron las órdenes sobre la fase amarilla para incluir a los 12 condados que pasarán a la fase amarilla a las 12:01 a.m. de la mañana, 22 de mayo. Esos condados incluyen a Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne y York.Los 12 condados se unen a los 37 condados que previamente pasaron a la fase amarilla:Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington y Westmoreland.La orden enmendada del Gobernador se puede encontrar aquí.La orden enmendada de la Secretaria de Salud se puede encontrar aquí.View this information in English. May 21, 2020 Actualización de las órdenes sobre la fase amarilla para incluir a 12 condados adicionales que pasan a la fase amarilla el 22 de mayocenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Freedom to Change Your Life: Why the Government Shouldn’t Ban “Reparative Therapy”

first_imgPublic Discourse 5 April 2016The freedom of people with same-sex attractions to exercise their civil rights is under siege by legal bullies who hate redeemed and restored lives. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and two other groups are out to crush the civil rights of those who desperately desire therapy.On February 24, the SPLC and other LGBT organizations filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission designed to silence People Can Change (PCC), an organization whose clients seek help in dealing with their same-sex attractions. Four liberal lawmakers added their names to the complaint in an all-out effort to penalize anyone who would offer therapies called “reparative therapy” or “conversion therapy” to anyone who freely asks for it.The legal filing demonstrates a visceral hatred not only toward these therapies but also toward people who don’t want to act on their same-sex attractions, and want to minimize or perhaps even change them. The legal filing aims to take away the freedom, civil rights, and human rights of people who desire to engage in therapies rather than in same-sex relationships. The SPLC tactic is to harass organizations that offer therapy with which they do not agree. Having achieved success in a case filed in New Jersey state court against Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), they are emboldened to go after People Can Change by filing with the United States Federal Trade Commission.The complaint asks that PCC be barred from displaying the firsthand testimonies of courageous and compassionate people who want to share their experience of freedom and peace.Why they’re doing it: to destroy any evidence that change is possibleIf people want to resist acting on, minimize, or perhaps even change their same-sex attractions, why would anyone want to stop them from trying? This stubborn blocking of free choice seems to indicate another agenda at work.Why do these groups so despise the notion that people can make choices about the actions they engage in and even change their attractions? Why do they want to silence any evidence that it has happened? The answer seems obvious: These advocates have the goal of stopping any therapy that proves people can change when it comes to sexual attractions.The agenda is abundantly clear. Because the linchpin of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender civil rights deception rests squarely on the misleading narrative that people “are born that way,” anything that threatens their storyline must be discredited and destroyed:Anyone who wants not to act on same-sex attractions, or seeks to minimize and even eliminate them, will be blocked from finding help.Anyone who has successfully lived out chastity will be ostracized and marginalized.Any organization that dares to point to objective results from people who have made progress with their sexual attractions will be silenced and financially destroyed.Any evidence that shows that a person is not born homosexual, or that a person is not born transgender, will be banished and outlawed.Clearly, the testimonies of numerous same-sex attracted and transgender people like myself who live out our new, changed lives are the evidence that invalidates the LGBT narrative of “born that way.” Restored lives are living proof that change is possible.The targeting of PCC is only the beginning. For activist groups like the SPLC, each small victory builds on the previous win and is used as “evidence” in the next case filed against the next pro-counseling group. For example, the SPLC pulls in gender-identity counseling in its complaint, even though PCC focuses on same-sex attraction. The SPLC is conflating sexual attraction counseling with gender-identity counseling, saying that transgender people can’t change back to their birth gender, in order to set up the target for their next complaint.What’s the danger in the therapy?If conversion therapy didn’t work, it would die away naturally. There would be no demand. There would be no need for the Southern Poverty Law Center to seek to prevent such therapies from being offered to those who wish to try it. Their complaint is all the proof any court needs to understand that today’s “reparative therapy” is actually effective.Techniques done in the name of “reparative therapy” in the past, such as using aversion methods based on Pavlov’s theory of rewards and punishments, or imposing involuntary and coercive intervention, were found to be harmful and are not being used today. Today, the same cognitive therapy traditionally used by psychotherapists for every other psychological issue is used for unwanted same-sex attraction. It is no different from traditional talk therapy, not coercive, not aversion-driven, not known to be harmful. Yet the SPLC is targeting organizations like PCC that offer traditional psychotherapy to people who are homosexual or transgender.The truth is that some homosexual and transgender people change. The complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission is hateful toward us who live new lives.Apparently the SPLC does not want the nation to know that recovery from the transgender and homosexual lifestyles is actually possible. We who tour the nation speaking about our transformed lives are living, breathing proof that recovery is possible. By exercising the freedom to choose which therapies we wanted to try, we found a new life apart from homosexuality and transgenderism.We who have come out of the lesbian, gay, or transgender lifestyle found the serenity and satisfaction we had desired all our lives. Our lives should be celebrated, not condemned or dismissed. Our lives are proof of the effectiveness of therapy for some individuals, regardless of what the detractors do to disparage or ban it.The People Can Change website contains numerous testimonies of men who affirm that, under PCC’s program, they have “experienced profound change in our sexual identity, behavior, interests and desires—change that has brought us great peace and satisfaction.” The founder himself is “a man who had personally experienced enormous transformation from unwanted homosexual attractions.” The organization only seeks to help those men who freely choose to try the therapy that has worked for others. For stating these things publicly, PCC is the subject of a consumer complaint from LGBT advocacy groups and supporters.Our stories show the success of reparative therapyI was diagnosed with gender dysphoria by a homosexual gender therapist. He advised me to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Because I trusted his expertise, I followed his advice, and it was a big mistake. Even though I lived the transgender life for eight years as Laura Jensen, a female, my gender issues were not resolved. The surgery was so therapeutically disastrous in my case that I attempted suicide as a way out. I was one of the 41 percent of transgender people reported in the National Transgender Discrimination survey that suffer from significant depression and attempt suicide. The lifesaving solution for me was therapy and restoration of my birth gender.Now I share the story of “coming out” of that life. Along the way I have met others who were gay, lesbian, or transgender who share the same changed life experience I have come to love. Years of pain had turned many of our lives upside down. By turning to therapies, we healed the shame and deep hurt so that the pain no longer drives us to unwanted behaviors.The actions of groups like the SPLC are an attempt to disparage our changed lives, to insist that we don’t exist—but that doesn’t change the reality that we do exist and we did change. Who is to say whether a specific person can change or not? If some persons have a deep desire to rid themselves of same-sex attractions, shouldn’t they be allowed to try?Of course, not all therapy is always effective for every person. No one in the psychology field would ever claim that counseling will help every person, every time. Counseling doesn’t work that way.The claims in the complaint are false and misleadingThe SPLC complaint against People Can Change is a jumble of misinformation. It charges that conversion therapy methods “constitute deceptive, false, and misleading practices,” yet the charge itself is misleading. The American Psychological Association (APA) task force couldn’t say definitively whether the therapy helped or harmed: “There are no scientifically rigorous studies of recent SOCE [Sexual Orientation Change Efforts] that would enable us to make a definitive statement about whether recent SOCE is safe or harmful and for whom.”The SPLC states that the therapies are “abusive and harmful to children” but the programs at PCC do not allow participation by children under the age of 18 and the average age of the men seen by PCC is 36 years of age, according to Rich Wyler, founder of PCC.Ironically, the treatment that was recommended for me, gender change, caused substantial harm in my life and many other people’s lives, yet the Southern Poverty Law Center has not filed to eliminate all gender-change surgeries—quite the opposite, in fact. Their efforts are directed at silencing anyone who holds the opinion that encouraging four-year-old trans-kids to cross-dress at school, at home, and in public, and to use the bathroom of their preferred gender, is harmful.New Jersey has enacted a ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors. The law signed by Governor Chris Christie prevents any licensed therapist, psychologist, social worker, or counselor from using sexual orientation change efforts with a child under age 18. In California, Governor Jerry Brown signed a similar bill that makes any therapy that doesn’t affirm same-sex attraction or gender transition illegal for children.In these states, therapists can help children go through gender transition by affirming them in the other gender and recommending puberty blockers or cross-gender hormones or even surgery to transition, but talk therapy to avoid such invasive and permanent body-damaging measures is deemed “harmful” and outlawed.According to a PhD counselor friend of mine in California, the law puts a chill on offering any therapy, even when requested, for children under the age of 18 who struggle with unwanted gender confusion or same-sex attraction.I was personally offended and appalled when the Southern Poverty Law Center interjected kids into their complaint against PCC. I was a four-year-old trans-kid, and I can tell you there is nothing normal about it. Gender transition is being pushed today as the only treatment for gender issues, and that is a flat-out lie. Studies show that the majority of transgender people have co-existing mental disorders that go untreated.Those of us who have willingly sought talk therapy and found it to work know we were not born that way and that the effects of traumatic childhood events can be overcome. It was only after engaging with skilled therapists to deal with the emotional trauma that we no longer needed to live in an unwanted lifestyle.Outlawing effective treatments is unjustOutlawing the therapies that help some people with same-sex attractions or gender-identity conflicts is, at its very heart, unjust. The civil liberty of individuals to choose therapies should be protected and preserved, not crushed by lawyers.We need to make sure that LGBT organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center do not crush human and civil rights under the weight of their hatred for those who defect from the LGBT lifestyle. Even as many people are celebrating the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage, other people who want to get rid of their same-sex attraction are being stripped of their lawful, rightful access to effective therapies.People who choose to not embrace their same-sex attractions should be afforded the same equal rights as those who embrace them. Laws should not take away their dignity and their free right to rid themselves of same-sex attractions. I have lived free of transgenderism for over twenty years, and I am just one of many examples showing that change is possible. The law should not prevent access to therapy that may save lives just because LGBT supporters want to silence the individuals who chose an alternative path.http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/04/16625/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=2b555365d5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-2b555365d5-84094405last_img read more

Secondhand marijuana smoke more dangerous than tobacco – study

first_imgRT America 29 July 2016Family First Comment: The more we learn about marijuana, the more we realise why it’s a public health risk! “There is widespread belief that, unlike tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke is benign,” Springer said. “We in public health have been telling the public to avoid secondhand tobacco smoke for years. But we don’t tell them to avoid secondhand marijuana smoke, because until now we haven’t had evidence that it can be harmful.”With an increasing number of states legalizing medicinal and recreational marijuana, a new study has found that exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke is more damaging to blood vessels than breathing secondhand tobacco smoke.The study revealed that the blood flow in the arteries of rats that had inhaled secondhand marijuana smoke for one minute was less efficient for at least 90 minutes. Under a similar test for secondhand tobacco smoke, blood vessel impairment lasted only 30 minutes.“While the effect is temporary for both cigarette and marijuana smoke, these temporary problems can turn into long-term problems if exposures occur often enough and may increase the chances of developing hardened and clogged arteries,” said Matthew Springer, PhD, the study’s senior author and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco’s Division of Cardiology, in a released statement.Researchers also found that merely burning the plant material appears to cause impaired blood vessels, unlike chemicals like nicotine and tetrahydrocannabinol.Researchers say the arteries of rats and humans are similar in how they respond to secondhand tobacco smoke.The study on the health consequences of exposure to secondhand smoke from cannabis comes as three more states – California, Maine and Nevada – are due to vote on ballot initiatives on whether to legalize recreational marijuana this November.READ MORE: https://www.rt.com/usa/353818-secondhand-marijuana-smoke-tobacco-study/last_img read more

Xavier: Nigeria has no replacement for Okocha

first_imgFormer AFC Leopards midfielder, Francis Xavier, has said that he was surprised that Nigeria is yet to produce another great star, Austin Jay Jay Okocha. The creative midfielder helped Nigeria to win the 1994 Afcon and played a huge role as the team finished second in 2000 and third in 2002, 2004 and 2006. He was also in the team that won the 1996 Olympic Games as well as the Afro-Asian Cup of Nations in 1995. “He won many individual and collective awards but he remained humble and disciplined until his retirement,” Xavier added. read also:‘Mikel is great but Okocha is Eagles’ all-time best’ “Nigeria are still struggling to find his replacement who can consistently deliver for the team and help them hit greater heights.” Okocha made 75 appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring 14 goals in the process. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 46-year-old former Nigeria international was a joy to watch during his playing days both at the club and national level. The former AFC Leopards midfielder has explained why he will go for the former Super Eagles star. “Okocha is one player who was very influential on the pitch and could create chances, as well as scoring goals,” Xavier told Goal on Tuesday. “He was very skilled and could dribble his way out of trouble at any given time. Another impressive characteristic was his ability to adapt to any given game and have a positive effect on his team. “On most occasions, he was physically fit and his technical ability was on another level.”Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Most Expensive Mistakes In History17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa DavisWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy Aboutlast_img read more

Dier delight at debut goal

first_img Kyle Naughton was dismissed for handball, with Mark Noble spurning the chance to score from the resulting penalty, before the Hammers had James Collins sent off in the second half. Dier was delighted with his start at Spurs and was happy to be involved on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season. “I was just really happy to play to be honest and to score on top of that, well, I never imagined it,” he said. “I saw the keeper coming out in the corner of my eye and I wanted to touch the ball around him and put it in. It all happened really quickly. I didn’t get any time to think about it and that was probably a good thing. “I really enjoyed it and it’s why I wanted to come here, to play in games like this. I’m really happy to be here.” Many would have been surprised to see Dier appear on the edge of the West Ham box in stoppage time but Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes it shows how his side want to play this season. “This is a picture of what is our philoshopy, our style,” he told Tottenham’s official website. “It is important as it shows our ambition and our philosophy to try and win. Press Association The England Under-21 international moved to White Hart Lane from Sporting Lisbon over the summer and made an instant impact as he grabbed the only goal of the game against their local rivals. Dier appeared on the edge of the West Ham box in added time to secure three points for the visitors after both sides had been reduced to 10 men. “He was brilliant, but not only him, the whole team. It was an unbelievable win because last season we came here and left with zero points.” West Ham handed two of their own summer signings their debuts as Cheikhou Kouyate and Aaron Cresswell were named in Sam Allardyce’s starting line-up. Enner Valencia also made his bow with a late substitute appearance but it was former Ipswich full-back Cresswell who particularly caught the eye. The 24-year-old was named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Championship Team of the Year last season but was left deflated following his impressive debut. “I had all my family here and it was a proud moment for me personally,” he said. “But it’s not about me, it’s about the team and getting the three points. It’s not personal, it’s not about individual performances. The first thing you look at is the result and we didn’t get that on Saturday, so I’m very disappointed.” The Hammers face another London derby when they travel to Crystal Palace next weekend and Cresswell is keen to get the season up and running. “We’ll sit down, go over it, see what we can take out of the game and where we could have gone on to win it,” he added. “It’s just about taking the positives into the next game and looking forward to it.” Eric Dier joined Tottenham to play in matches like Saturday’s London derby victory over West Ham, but did not expect to be the man scoring the last-gasp winner. last_img read more

Monk keeps his feet on the ground

first_img “It’s a fantastic start and great to have six points, I’m not going to lie about that,” Monk said after the game. “The way I am, the players know we have a (Capital One Cup) game on Tuesday and that is what we focus on. “It’s the best start we could have had, but we know we are only two games from being on your back and getting dragged down. “We have to build on what we’ve done and improve on mistakes.” Monk was delighted with how Swansea withstood Burnley’s second-half assault, with goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski only really stretched once when David Jones burst onto Danny Ings’ pass and forced a fine save from the Polish international. “It was very hard. The first half we controlled the game and if we could have got a second that would have made it easier,” Monk said. “We spoke at half-time that they would throw everything at us and we weren’t at our fluent best, but we dug in and defended well. “Burnley were in a no-lose situation but we limited them to one shot on target and defended very well the whole game. Press Association Swansea boss Garry Monk insists he is not getting carried away with the club’s 100 per cent start to the Barclays Premier League season. Monk’s men followed up their shock opening-day win at Manchester United by beating battling Burnley at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea withstanding pressure for most of the second half after Nathan Dyer had given them a 23rd-minute lead. But Monk is fully aware of the pitfalls of management, even though he has only been in the Swansea hot-seat for eight months. “We know we have to show the other side of the game and there are times when you have to dig in. “The boys were magnificent in that respect and that comes from the work we have done in pre-season. “We would have liked it to be more comfortable but six points in two games is all you can ask for.” Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits his newly-promoted Clarets are on a fast learning curve after losing their opening two games to Chelsea and Swansea, but he remains positive with what he sees as signs of progress. “We showed them too much respect in the first half and that can happen for a team that’s just been promoted,” said Dyche. “The early part of the season it’s about believing that they belong and the first half we didn’t do that and they were the better side. “The second half we played with that freedom and I thought we were terrific – the quality and energy of play and the framework of the team to make sure we didn’t give chances away. “I’m not naive enough to think the growth period doesn’t have to be quick because it does. “But there were good signs against Chelsea because they’re a different animal at the moment. “Swansea are not Chelsea yet and, though they’ve done fantastic and they’re a very good side, this was probably a more realistic challenge which we applied ourselves to.” And Dyche insists that Burnley will be able to compete in the Premier League as the season unfolds. “I want them to play with freedom, quality and energy and I thought we did that in the second half,” he added. “That’s the challenge you’ve got and there’s times you’ll take an ugly 1-0 as any manager would, but the belief is there that we can compete at this level. “I want us to be brave, but not in a naive way, We want to play on the front foot, create chances and win games. “There were times when we might have to change slightly but I didn’t feel that was necessary today, even against a very good team like Swansea.” last_img read more