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Top class star makes surprise claim, says Spurs star is on the same level as Messi – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham take on Juventus in the Champions League later tonight and Giorgio Chiellini has been talking up Harry Kane’s ability ahead of the clash.
The Italian centre-back revealed that the England international is on par with Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar right now.
He said: “Kane is now among the elite players in the world. Over the last years, with the goals he has scored, he has been on the level of the best. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar — Kane has been on that level. He is one of those players that is irreplaceable – and I am sure that Tottenham will be doing all they can to make sure he stays.”
There is no doubt that Kane is the best striker around Europe right now but to claim that he is on a similar level to that of Lionel Messi is frankly surprising. The Barcelona superstar is simply in a league of his own.
Kane is a world-class player who would improve most teams around the world but it seems that the Juventus star is overrating his opponent for tonight.
Tottenham will be hoping for an away win tonight and they will want to take a lead back to Wembley for the second leg. The Londoners have been in superb form lately and they will be full of confidence for this one.
Pochettino’s men recently beat Manchester United and Arsenal in the league.
The beginning of a new year is a time for both reflection and preparation, and this month’s blog post submissions from our Pathfinders left us with a lot to think about. We’ve been wowed by offbeat wildlife encounters in Mexico, humbled by the sight of mighty eagle-assisted hunters in Kyrgyzstan and left pondering over current issues pervading the online travelsphere.
Though it was a tough task to narrow down our favourites, here’s our pick of travel blog posts from our Pathfinder community in January.
The Monarchs of Macheros, Mexico – Jessie Stringfield
It’s always refreshing to read a travel yarn that manages to completely capture the imagination, and Jessie’s piece on the monarch butterfly migration in Mexico sent us into a flutter. A lesser-known wondrous wildlife experience is brought to life through crisp, colourful images and engaging writing, with Jessie doing a great job of stressing the sustainability of the current infrastructure surrounding the phenomenon – an aspect of the experience that will hopefully endure as the spectacle grows in popularity.
Jessie is a blogger from the USA hoping to inspire everyone to get out and see the world. Sample more of her stories at slyharbison.com.
Atacama Desert: a no sleeping experience – Javi Lorbada
Javi’s photos are exceptional, and while the images in his visual journey across the Atacama Desert take centre stage, there’s also something enjoyable about his clipped, stringent prose-style that makes for great reading. Like any good inspirational post, his piece left us wanting to pack a tent and bed down for a night under the star-punctured Chilean skies; though our photos would likely pale in comparison.
Born in Madrid, Javi travels far and wide in search of the perfect shot. Keep tabs on his latest adventures at adventures.javilorbada.com.
The golden eagle hunters of Kyrgyzstan – Cynthia Bil
For most of us, one of the major joys of travel is witnessing customs so different from our own they instil you with a sense of awe. This sensation is embodied by Cynthia’s post on the eagle hunters of Kyrgyzstan: nomadic people who spend years training wild eagles to hunt for them as part of a practice dating back generations. A fascinating and informative read about humanity’s bond with the natural world is enhanced further by striking imagery of the hunters and their winged accomplices.
Cynthia and Niko are currently on an epic overland trip crossing six continents from Ireland to Alaska. Follow their journey at journalofnomads.com.
#realwomentravel – Annika Ziehen
Taking a delicate issue and exploring it with a sense of humour and poise, in this post Annika voices her thoughts over what she perceives as a lack of diversity among leading female Instagrammers in the travel industry. Annika is proactive in her approach, creating a campaign to showcase a selection of more eclectic female Insta-stars, with links to a number of wanderlust-inducing accounts included.
Annika is an self-confessed ‘truffle pig’ when it comes to rooting out destinations ideal for both adventure and luxury travel. Read more of her insights at midnightblueelephant.com.
Painting Penang: capturing the diverse food scene in watercolour – Dan and Lauren
The innovative format of Dan and Lauren’s article could spice up any topic, but its appeal is heightened when considering its subject matter. Penang’s George Town is a magnificent blend of whimsical street art and fantastic food stalls, which makes the pair’s decision to paint what they’ve eaten in the city a stroke of genius. By no means a gimmick, the post’s content is substantial, highlighting a selection of Penang’s celebrated eateries in addition to the excellent illustrations.
Dan and Lauren bring their travels to life through stories and scribbles. Keep track of their experiences at pocopilgrims.com.
- Digging for opals in Coober Pedy – Bella Falk
- Real life Mario Kart on the streets of Tokyo – Scott Tisson
- Here comes a new challenger – Daniel Doughty
Find out what else the Lonely Planet Pathfinders are up to (or sign up yourself!) by checking out the Travel Bloggers: your stories forum on Thorn Tree.
Juventus vs Tottenham
UEFA Champions League 2017/18
13th February, 19:45 pm BST
Allianz Stadium, Turin
Live Stream: Watch Juventus vs Tottenham live on BT Sport 2
Juventus vs Tottenham Preview
Juventus host Tottenham in the Champions League this week and the Italian giants will be looking to secure a vital first-leg advantage at home.
The Serie A side are full of confidence after their impressive win at Fiorentina. They have conceded just one goal in their last 16 matches and Spurs will have their work cut out here.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are in superb form right now as well. They have beaten Manchester United and Arsenal in the recent weeks. Despite the poor away form, they cannot be underestimated here.
Spurs have failed to win six of their last eight matches away from home.
Juventus vs Tottenham Team News
Paulo Dybala and Andrea Barzagli are both doubts for the home side and the likes of Juan Cuadrado and Blaise Matuidi are ruled out.
As for Spurs, Toby Alderweireld has been left in London to work on his fitness.
Predicted Juventus Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Buffon; Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Sandro; Marchisio, Pjanic, Khedira; Mandzukic, Higuain, Costa
Predicted Tottenham Starting Lineup (4-3-2-1): Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembele, Wanyama, Dier; Eriksen, Alli; Kane
Juventus vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Juventus are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 matches in the UEFA Champions League. Bet on the home side to win or draw.
Tottenham have won 6 of their last 7 matches in the UEFA Champions League. Bet on Spurs to win here.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Juventus’s last 3 games in the UEFA Champions League. Bet on a low scoring game here.
Juventus vs Tottenham Prediction
Juventus will look to take full advantage of Spurs’ poor away form. This should be a close contest and it will be hard to separate the two sides.
Neither side can afford to lose here and they are likely to cancel each other out with a cautious approach. A draw seems likely.
Juventus 1-1 Tottenham
Major blow for Tottenham, this top class star won’t play against Juventus tomorrow – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld is all set to miss his side’s Champions League clash against Juventus tomorrow.
According to Telegraph, the Belgian defender is not a part of the squad travelling to Turin. Apparently, the player has been left in England so that he can work on his fitness.
Alderweireld has recovered from his hamstring injury and he made his comeback in the FA Cup last week. However, Pochettino decided to leave him out of the side for the North London derby as well.
It will be interesting to see how the player reacts to these omissions. Previously, Kyle Walker was also left out of some big games and the England international forced his way out of the club because of that.
Alderweireld has not agreed to a new deal at Spurs yet. If the Belgian does not sign an extension soon, Spurs might have to consider selling him at the end of this season.
The report from Telegraph adds that the player’s agent has refused to comment on the situation.
Alderweireld’s absence will be a big blow for Spurs in a crucial game. The Belgian is their best defender and he could have made a big difference against the likes of Dybala and Higuain.
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Oxfam's deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence has resigned following revelations of a sex scandal involving the charity's staff in Haiti and Chad.
Lawrence said she took “full responsibility” for the behaviour of staff at the international aid charity and that she was “deeply sad” about her decision to resign.
“Over the last few days we have become aware that concerns were raised about the behaviour of staff in Chad as well as Haiti that we failed to adequately act upon,” Lawrence said.
“It is now clear that these allegations – involving the use of prostitutes and which related to behaviour of both the country director and members of his team in Chad – were raised before he moved to Haiti.”
Lawrence, who was programme director at the time, said she was “ashamed that this happened on my watch and I take full responsibility”.
“I am desperately sorry for the harm and distress that this has caused to Oxfam’s supporters, the wider development sector, and most of all the vulnerable people who trusted us,” she continued.
“It has been such a privilege to work for such an amazing organisation that has done and needs to continue to do such good in the world.”
The resignation follows an investigation by the Times that alleged Oxfam covered up the use of prostitutes by senior aid workers in 2011.
The paper reported three men were allowed to resign and four were sacked for gross misconduct after an inquiry into sexual exploitation, the downloading of pornography, bullying, and intimidation.
Oxfam denies a cover-up: Officials from the charity met with the international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, today to try to prevent government funding from being cut.
This morning, Michelle Russell, director of investigations at the Charity Commission, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme officials had been “assured” Oxfam had investigated the matter “fully”, but that, in fact, the watchdog had not been aware of all the details.
Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam, said he “deeply respect[s]” Lawrence's decision to take personal responsibility for the scandal and step down.
“Like us, she is appalled at what happened and is determined to do what is best for Oxfam and the people we exist to help,” Goldring said.
“I would like to place on record my sincere thanks for the years of dedicated service that Penny has given to Oxfam and the fight against poverty around the world.”