Captain Kane sets sights on Champions League and FA Cup double under Mourinho

first_imgHARRY KANE has set his sights on Tottenham winning a cup double.The Spurs striker got Jose Mourinho’s reign off to a winning start with a goal in the 3-2 London derby win over West Ham.2 Harry Kane is targeting a Champions League and FA Cup double under new boss Jose MourinhoCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdVictory for Tottenham at home to Olympiakos in the Champions League tomorrow will send last season’s finalists into the knock-out stages with a game to spare.Kane said: “Realistically, we look at the Champions League and the FA Cup. We will see how that goes and I will keep doing what I’m doing and keep fighting.”Kane limped out of the London Stadium with a bruise on his foot, a bump on his head and a belief in his heart he can finally win silverware with his beloved Spurs.And before you ask, his belief was not the result of the knock to his noggin!It was due to the arrival of Mourinho as manager.The Special One, who was appointed as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor on Wednesday morning, made an instant impact as he guided Tottenham to their first Premier League away win for TEN MONTHS.It ended Spurs’ run of five top-flight without a victory and raised their hopes this season may not be a write-off after all.Kane said: “The gaffer has won at every club he has gone to — there’s no hiding away from that. He wants to win, he’s a proven winner.“I’ve made it clear that I’m at the stage of my career where I want to win trophies. I’ve made it clear I want to win them here and it’s a big year for this.2“Realistically, we look at the Champions League and the FA Cup to try to do that.“We will see how that goes and, from my point of view, I will keep doing what I’m doing and keep fighting for this club on the pitch.”Spurs are nine points off fourth spot, but Kane refused to rule out a fifth successive top-four finish.He said: “We’ve managed to do it the last four seasons and we know how big it is to be playing in the Champions League, doing well in the Champions League, making this club even bigger around Europe.“We’ve started difficult this season, but we still have full belief that we can make the top four.“It’s massive for the players, for the club, financially for the club to reach the Champions League so that’s our aim in the Premier League this season.”Kane headed Spurs 3-0 up in the 49th minute after first-half strikes had put the visitors in control.But they took their foot off the pedal and late goals from Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna flattered the Hammers.It was crazy end to a crazy week for Tottenham stars, who saw Pochettino axed on Tuesday night after five-and-a-half years at the helm – and Mourinho named as his replacement 12 hours later.Kane, who injured his foot as he scored and then was almost KO’d as he bravely put his head in front of Aaron Cresswell’s thunderbolt free-kick, admitted: “It’s been a week I’ve never really had in my career before.“It was a big shock on Tuesday night for everyone, the players included. Then it was a quick turnaround and all of a sudden we got a new manager, one of the best managers there has been in the game.“So you have to automatically have to turn your head towards that and focus on this game. Obviously, there was a lot of emotion, a lot of energy, but the gaffer came in and said it was all about just preparing for Saturday.“He said get yourselves ready and you don’t have to impress me in days one and two, so don’t run about wasting your energy.“It was about going out here and performing, and thankfully we got the win.”It showed what a bunch of shysters footballers truly are – as Spurs stars looked a totally different group to the ones who had been sacking it off under Poch this season.It also highlighted the ex-manager’s part in their sorry start as you were left wondering why he had struggled to get a tune out of them.But it was sweet music for Mourinho, who has insisted Kane is not for sale at any price.The striker said: “When you do well as a player, it brings a price tag on your head.Most Read In SportTHROUGH 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 returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own club“Look, all I can do is do my best for the team and that’s what I’ve always done.”I’ve always tried to score, I’ve always tried to work hard, win free-kicks, and get over the line any way you can. That’s what I’ll continue to do.“I want to win trophies, that’s clear, so hopefully we can do that this year.”José Mourinho delighted loud music is pumping once more in the Spurs dressing roomlast_img read more

Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts to a call during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)OAKLAND, Calif. — One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State.The Warriors got it in Game 2 at Houston, and now the defending champions plan to do what they seem to do best: bounce back with brilliance.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Pacquiao dismisses rumors, says fight vs Matthysse will happen As the Western Conference finals showdown shifts to Oracle Arena for Sunday’s Game 3, tied at one game apiece, the Warriors have spent the past few days discussing their Game 2 troubles and what they’re striving to do in order not to be dominated again.It’s time to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I think we’re at our best when we feel threatened,” Green said Saturday. “Game 1 we felt threatened, we came out with a sense of urgency. Game 2 we maybe didn’t feel as threatened and the sense of urgency wasn’t there. I think you’re allowed one of those a series. We’ve had our one, now it’s time to lock in for the remainder of the series.”And for the Warriors that starts on the defensive end against Chris Paul, James Harden and Co., because when they get stops it allows Golden State to get going in transition and find open looks from 3-point range that weren’t there during a 127-105 Game 2 defeat Wednesday night at Houston. That was largely because the Rockets had ample time to set their defense following made baskets. Houston is making sure not to get too high from its impressive result. The Rockets lost Game 1, 119-106.“Feels like Game 2 was a week ago now. That’s how it is in the playoffs,” Paul said. “I heard somebody say when you lose a game in the playoffs, you feel like you’re never going to win again, and when you win, you feel like you’re never going to lose again. We’ve done a great job all year staying even-keeled.”The task gets tougher for the Rockets at one of the league’s most imposing venues.Golden State has won an NBA record-tying 15 straight postseason home games, matching the Chicago Bulls’ mark from April 27, 1990-May 21, 1991.“The Warriors at Oracle are a different story for sure,” Stephen Curry said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Coach Steve Kerr spoke last week to former Warriors coach Mark Jackson about Golden State’s resiliency over years now.Just as they did in losing once in each of the first two rounds, the Warriors hardly looked strong in Game 2. Kerr insists that rebounding from a bad loss is hardly about coaching, patting his chest to note that his players take it upon themselves based on their passion to respond from defeat.“It’s a series. We’re not going to knock them out in one game,” Kevin Durant said. “Bad games happen throughout playoff series, throughout a season, throughout a career. So just move on, keep getting better and see what happens next game.”And the Warriors aren’t worried about Curry rediscovering his shooting rhythm after making only two 3-pointers — one in each game — so far this series.It might just take one to fall for the two-time MVP to start feeling it again. Or not even one.“I only need one, that’s all I need,” Curry said. “Actually I might not need any because hopefully that first one that I shoot in Game 3 goes in, so I don’t really need any.”Golden State, which realized it wouldn’t go a record 16-1 like last postseason’s remarkable run to a second title in three years, responded from defeats in the first round to San Antonio and then against the Pelicans in the Western Conference semifinals.“It’s not just this year it’s the last four years,” Kerr said. “It shows you the resilience of our team. I was talking to Mark Jackson last week and I said, ’When I knew how tough this team was, I think it was 2013 when Mark was coaching and they lost at the buzzer to Denver on the road in Game 1, Andre Miller hit a shot. The Warriors came back and won Game 2. They lost a heartbreaker in the next round to San Antonio at San Antonio, they had an 18-point lead with about five minutes left. A devastating loss, came back and won Game 2 on the road. I remember as a broadcaster watching those two games that showed what kind of guts these guys have. Mark agreed. We’ve both been blessed to coach the group. It’s not something that you coach, it’s just something that’s in them. Steph, Draymond, Andre (Iguodala) and Klay (Thompson), those are guys who have been here for a while, so then you add KD to that, a guy who’s seen everything in the playoffs. We’ve got a pretty resilient group.”Mike D’Antoni knows what his Rockets are up against now that the series shifts to the Warriors’ imposing home court.“We always talk about having a short memory, especially in bad times, but you have to have a short memory also in good times. Play with the same desperation. Play with the same force that we played offensively and defensively, knowing that they’ll have more of a force on their side,” D’Antoni said. “But we have to control what we can control, and make sure we’re aggressive.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ 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 awardlast_img read more

President must dissolve Parliament – fmr National Assembly Clerk

first_img… says it demonstrates sincere intent to hold early electionsPrior to the holding of a General and Regional elections, Parliament has to be dissolved by a proclamation from the President with a set date for elections. Despite the passage of a No-Confidence Motion against his government over seven months ago, however, President David Granger has failed to do anything.Former Clerk of the National Assembly, Frank NarineIn an interview with Guyana Times on Sunday, longstanding former Clerk of the National Assembly, Frank Narine asserted that indeed the President was supposed to dissolve Parliament before an election date could be set – if elections are to be held.“Everyone seems to be interpreting the Constitution in their own way,” he asserted. “The Constitution says what must happen. Article 106 says that when a No-Confidence Motion is passed, the President and Cabinet have to resign. And it goes on to say elections must be held in three months after the passing of the motion, unless the National Assembly extends the time.“The President has to proclaim a date for elections. And it is the President who will have to dissolve Parliament before elections. The President has to formally issue a proclamation dissolving Parliament, so the National Assembly can’t meet. Members cease to be members … I think if it’s dissolved, it means he’s serious: he’s going to have elections. But the President hasn’t done anything.”Narine noted that when the No-Confidence Motion was passed, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) should have been getting its systems ready for the possibility of holding elections and not idling. He likened it to staff knowing what they have to do, but failing to carry out their mandate.“It means they were sleeping. If the President has a member of staff and he says I want this report by the end of the month, and that staff member fails to give it, what must the President do? It means the President has the wrong staff member. Did they get directions not to (get ready to) hold elections?”President David GrangerAlready, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has ruled out his side supporting any extension of the life of the Government through Parliament. According to Article 106 of the Constitution, such an extension requires a two-thirds majority of all members of National Assembly.Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, Article 106 (7) states: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Such a No-Confidence Motion was passed on December 21, 2018 and according to Jagdeo, during a previous press conference, Government sought to delay election preparations rather than comply with the Constitution. As a consequence, the Opposition Leader said that the window for his side to agree to extend their time in Government has closed. Meanwhile, GECOM has no Chairman.Since the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that former GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson was appointed unconstitutionally, he has resigned. As such, Jagdeo and Granger have been trying to find a replacement to carry out the necessary early elections. In keeping with this, Jagdeo submitted a list of 11 nominees gleaned from the lists he submitted in 2017, before Patterson’s unilateral appointment.On the other hand, President Granger’s informal list includes Retired Justices James Patterson, Claudette La Bennett and Stanley Moore as well as economist Aubrey Armstrong, Attorney Kesaundra Alves and former Solicitor General Kim Kyte. The President also proposed known People’s National Congress (PNC) affiliates Stanley Ming (a former PNC parliamentarian) and Kads Khan.last_img read more

Educational expansion

first_img“This important program is helping the district with our No. 1 priority: the improvement of student achievement.” Because the after-school program was in operation at some schools, it is already fulfilling several funding requirements, said coordinator Becky Schultz. It features a snack, homework help and academic enrichment activities – such as sports, educational field trips and programs in dance and drama – to complement the school’s academic program. The program must run until at least 6 p.m. and include a family literacy component, such as offering parent education classes or college courses at the school site for parents. The Reach for the Stars program began in 2000 at four sites, and was expanded to nine sites in 2003, Schultz said. Now, with the new grants, each campus will be able to accommodate a maximum of 92 students. WHITTIER – Every school in the Whittier City School District will now have a free after-school program on its campus, thanks to more than $3.6 million in state monies the district is slated to receive through 2009. The new state grants – which total about $1.2 million per year for three years, starting with the current school year – come from the After School Education and Safety program, established in 2002 by Proposition 49. It will go toward expanding the 6,800-student district’s current Reach for the Stars after-school program to all 12 of its schools, including Andrews Elementary in North Whittier, and Dexter and Edwards middle schools. “Our studies show students who are part of Reach for the Stars program are doing better in school,” said Superintendent Carmella Franco. “We did anticipate we were going to get the funding because we had our program up and running and it was well-thought-of,” Schultz said. “But we were still excited about the award letter when we got it. “When it comes to child care, we know it costs at least $300 to $350 a month for one child for a private after-school program,” she added. “But this is free to our parents, and our kids have somewhere they can learn and be safe.” Schultz said the new funding will last through the 2008-09 school year. “Every three years we have to apply,” she said. “\ written into legislation, so I don’t think we have to worry about not getting it if we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing.” For more information on the new after-school programs, call local schools or the district at (562) 789-3000. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgOne of Donegal’s most famous nesting birds, the Golden Eagle.A leading local environmentalist has appealed to people across Donegal not to interfere with bird’s nests.Chairman of Wild Inishowen, Dermot McLaughlin, said a number of factors have already made this a difficult season for breeding birds.And he appealed to people to consider birds before doing anything that will interfere with their breeding cycles. “As we are all aware the North West has experienced a cold wet spring ,with biting north easterly winds and heavy rainfall, combined with damaging night frosts. This has resulted in delayed growth, a lack of nest cover, and resulting food shortage for many bird species with increased vulnerability to predators.“All birds , their nests and young are protected by the Wild Life Act, and it is an offence to wilfully interfere or disturb their nests. Birds of prey are especially protected and any approach to their nests can only be done by licence from the relevant Department .“We would appeal to all people using the countryside at this very sensitive time of year to respect and protect our wonderful natural heritage by observing all of above.“Remember the country code, respect land owners rights, keep disturbance to minimum, so all can continue to enjoy our beautiful countryside.” LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALIST APPEALS TO PEOPLE NOT TO INTERFERE WITH NESTING BIRDS was last modified: May 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dermot McLaughlindonegalnesting birdsWildlife Inishowenlast_img read more


first_imgA man went on the rampage causing hundreds of euro of damage putting an axe through a plastic garden snowman after being dismissed from a horticultural course.Letterkenny Court.Michael Strain, from Ros Suilighe, Oldtown, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty to the charges of criminal damage. Letterkenny District Court heard how Strain, 27, went berserk after being dismissed from a horticultural course which was being held at the grounds in St Conal’s Hospital.His behaviour had become so erratic and challenging that organisers of the course felt they had no other option but to dismiss him.Mr Strain, was so angered by the decision that on the 13th of January 2015 returned to the horticultural centre at St Conal’s Hospital and carried out the act of criminal damage.The court heard how the defendant completely destroyed flower pots, hanging baskets and plants as well as driving an axe through a snowman which was also on the grounds.The cost of the damage exceeded €400, and Garda Paul Maguire arrested Mr Strain for carrying out the damage on January 16th 2015.Solicitor for the defendant Kieran Dillon told the court how his client held his hands up very early and took responsibility for his actions.He entered an early guilty plea which helped greatly with the investigation and was remorseful for what he had done.He had been very upset at being dismissed from the course and retaliated in a very, very poor way.Mr Dillon added that his client had a huge number of behavioural problems and pointed out that he attended a special school during his youth.Mr Dillon also added that the defendant was on medication for his behavioural problems and prior to going to prison had lived at home with his mother.Judge Paul Kelly took into account his early guilty plea and the fact he had a number of psychological issues and added another month to the prison term he’s already serving for a separate offence. MAN PUT AXE THROUGH A SNOWMAN AFTER BEING DISMISSED FROM COURSE was last modified: July 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:axedonegalrampagesnowmanlast_img read more


first_imgThe new Voodoo Venue due to open tomorrow the 15th of February Valentines weekend, will be delayed until Saturday the 22nd due to the adverse weather conditions. Voodoo had specially ordered carpets from Belgium and uniquely sourced furniture from various parts of Europe coming this week.However, due to disruptions in ferry sailing through out the week in the English channel it is impossible that they will be delivered on time. Owner Jason Black was absolutely devastated by the news.However he commented “I would like to apologize for any inconvenience to our loyal customers. We tried everything possible to get open this Saturday, however these unforeseen circumstances have won out.Anyone who knows me, knows I only do things 100%, I want to make sure that the new look Voodoo Venue is totally finished. I promise all our customers you will not be disappointed.“Life always throws up challenges like this, however I have overcome them before and will again. ” Voodoo lounge and Voodoo Gardens will continue as usual this weekend.Tabby from XFactor will be there and Live in the Greenroom is ‘In Their Thousands’.Voodoo wants to let customers know that tickets booked for this Saturday night will be honoured on Saturday the 15th of February. STORM CHAOS CAUSES DELAY OF OPENING OF NEW-LOOK VOODOO NIGHTCLUB was last modified: February 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Jason BlackpostponedstormVOODOOlast_img read more


first_imgTwo Donegal lighthouses are to get makeovers in a €2.5m project bringing a much needed boost to the construction industry and tourism. Fanad Head and St John’s Point lighthouses are two of five buildings that will benefit from the European Union – the other three are in the NorthIt is expected renovation work will create 60 jobs in the construction industry. When refurbishment is finished, a further 10 people will be needed to work in the lighthouses when they go into service.The three in North included in the project are at Rathlin West Lighthouse on Rathlin Island, Blackhead Lighthouse in Co Antrim and St John’s Point Lighthouse in Co Down.EU special programmes representative Pat Colgan said the project was an “important tourism initiative” which has the potential to create long-term economic and employment opportunities for local communities, on a cross-border basis.He said: “The initiative represents a niche form of rural tourism that will help broaden out the tourism season of the entire region.he project will also create a lasting legacy that will attract both domestic and overseas visitors for many years to come.” Speaking today at Blackhead Lighthouse, Co. Antrim, where Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar TD and Northern Ireland Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster are launching the cross-border project, Deputy McHugh said:“The development of visitor facilities at Rathlin West Lighthouse (Rathlin Island), Fanad Head Lighthouse (Fanad, Donegal); Blackhead Lighthouse (Antrim), St John’s Point Lighthouse (Down) and St John’s Point Lighthouse (Killybegs, Donegal), with €2.5m funding from the INTERREG IVA programme, will place this island at the forefront of European maritime tourism.“This investment of €2.5m in lighthouses on both sides of the border will facilitate tourism access to our unique maritime and lighthouse heritage. This necklace of lighthouses is set against breath-taking coastal scenery.“This launch comes just four days after I officiated at the launch in Co. Tyrone of the extension of the Appalichian International Trail from the Slieve League Cliffs (Donegal) to Larne (Antrim) and Stranraer (Scotland), linking back with the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Canada and the USA.”Donegal Fine Gael Cllr Noel McBride, who accompanied Deputy McHugh to the launch, said: “I know from my own involvement with Fanad Head Lighthouse in Donegal, that the local community is pressing ahead with ambitious and clear plans for delivering an excellent maritime heritage experience for visitors.”JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL LIGHTHOUSES GET MAKEOVERS was last modified: September 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FanadFeaturesjobsjobs boostLighthouseMakeoversnewstourismlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: It’s two years since Rory Gallagher uploaded this video to YouTube, Donegal Daily shared it on social media…and the rest is history.Well not quite…Jimmy’s Winning Matches has just past 914,000 views. Let’s see if our great county and people from this county across the globe can get the Youtube views past ONE MILLION VIEWS.Like, share and Retweet this post….Let’s Go!Come on Donegal!!!!    DDTV: GO ON, LET’S GET ‘JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES’ PAST ONE MILLION VIEWS! was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal DailyJIMMY’S WINNING MATCHESRory GallagherYouTubelast_img read more

Three big takeaways from Mike Mayock’s Raiders introduction

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.ALAMEDA — The Raiders introduced Mike Mayock as their new general manager Monday, with the renowned NFL Network draft analyst flanked by owner Mark Davis and head coach Jon Gruden in the auditorium at Raiders HQ.The Raiders’ season ended Sunday in Kansas City with a 35-3 loss to the Chiefs, a game Mayock watched from the press box. He told reporters before the game he was there by coincidence even as his name surfaced as a …last_img read more