UP District #4 Secretary General Resigns

first_imgMr. Saykor K. Jallah, Secretary General of Unity Party’s District #4, Lofa County, comprising the electoral districts of Voinjama and Quardu-Gboni, has resigned citing ‘neglect, unemployment, unfulfilled promises and socio-economic hardships.’Mr. Jallah made the disclosure during the weekend in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Monrovia.He disclosed that he has already crossed carpet to the Liberia Transformation Party (LTP) in his bid to secure a better political and socio-economic future.Jallah claimed that with the holding of three successful elections for president and senators, no practical and realistic programs were designed for partisans.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Liberia: Code of Conduct and Election 2017

first_imgBy Counselor Winston A. TubmanArticle 90 (C) of the Liberian Constitution of 1986 authorized the Legislature to prescribe a Code of Conduct for all public officials and employees; for, among other things: “stipulating the acts which constitute conflict of interest or are against public policy and punishment for violation thereof.” Pursuant to this constitutional provision, a Code of Conduct was enacted into law.On March 3, 2017, in a landmark majority decision, 3 for and 2 against, the Supreme Court of Liberia pronounced the Code of Conduct legal, binding and compliant with the Liberian Constitution.On March 6, 2017, the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), in a press statement, said that NEC would strictly enforce the Code: “What the NEC will be doing is to comply strictly with the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Code of Conduct…whatever the Supreme Court says will be followed to the letter.”Since the Supreme Court came down with the decision on the Code of Conduct there has been much controversy concerning several named presidential aspirants who should be barred from running in the October presidential elections because section 5.2 (a) of the Code states that Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Directors General, Superintendents desiring to run must resign 2 years prior to the election, and section 5.2 (b) states that any other officials appointed by the president, holding a tenured position must resign 3 years prior to the election.Section 5.9 of the Code provides that “Any public official, after due process, who is found guilty of violating any provision of this section should be immediately removed from the position or office held by him/her and thereafter no part of the funds appropriated by any law for such position or office should be used to pay compensation to such person.”Contrary to what the chair of the NEC has said, enforcement of the Code of Conduct is not a responsibility of the NEC. In any case, whoever purports to enforce the Code can legally do so only in compliance with what is laid down in the Code; Chapter XV of which provides as follows: “Sanctions for infringement. Those prescribed by the standing orders of the Civil Service or any other laws governing the public service. Notwithstanding, depending on the gravity of the misconduct; one or more of the following penalties may apply: Dismissal, removal from office in the public interest, reprimand, fine or making good of the loss or damage of public property/assets, demotion, seizure and forfeiture to the state of any property acquired from abuse of office; interdiction/suspension from duty with half pay.” These enumerated sanctions make no mention of exclusion from participating in elections.The NEC has no jurisdiction to implement the CoC. The Supreme Court decision on the CoC does not affect the rights of citizens to participate in the 2017 Election; such rights flow to Liberian citizens from the Constitution of Liberia and are not qualified by the Code of Conduct. Nowhere in its judgment does the Supreme Court exclude people from participating in elections. It does provide that if people are to be sanctioned, it can only happen after due process has been followed. Thus, if someone is to be excluded from the election which is not one of the sanctions under the Code, it must first be established through due process that the person participated in what he is accused of.During the deliberations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) which examined the alleged roles of people in crimes committed during the Liberian civil conflict and specified punishments were meted out, the Supreme Court of Liberia prohibited such punishments from being carried out because those findings and punishments had not been arrived at through due process. The issue was never whether the acts alleged were ever done but whether the punished persons had benefited from due process, before being sentenced. By this same reasoning, it is not enough to allege that someone had the intention to run for an office but that allegation must be established, by due process. If due process was lacking no basis exists for inflicting punishment which, in any case, cannot go outside what is set out in the CoC.If one of the aims of the CoC is to protect government resources, by the time the election comes around those resources will have already been used. To prohibit the person who will have used the resources from partaking in the election would be less a punishment of the official and more an act denying the state the benefits that will have accrued from the use of its resources. Many officials other than those named in the CoC will have benefited from the use of state resources. Barring all of them from the elections makes no sense and would only punish and deprive the state. In any case, excluding persons from elections is not one of the prescribed punishments for infringement of the CoC. Therefore, the CoC cannot be invoked to prevent anyone from participating in Liberia’s Election 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

BCB/Mike’s Pharmacy U-15 shifts into gear

first_imgThe proactive Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has launched its 2019 Inter-Club Under-15 Tournament.The Board only recently completed its 2018 edition in September, but in its quest to be properly prepared for the inter-county season, which begins in February 2019, it launched the 2019 edition early. The Tournament will begin in three weeks, using the required date of birth for the 2019 inter-county season. BCB President Hilbert Foster stated that the 2018 Inter-Club Tournament was a huge success with Albion Community Centre being crowned champion after defeating favourites Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes by six runs at the Albion Sports Complex.Foster expects at least 20 teams to participate in the Tournament, which will be used to select players for several trial matches. A training squad of 26 players will be selected based on performances after the first three rounds of the Tournament for the trial matches.These matches are sponsored by Nand Persaud Co Ltd. The Albert Smith-led selection committee will have a team to undertake two months of intense training and coaching to be fully prepared to defend their title.Clubs like Albion Community Centre, Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes, Blairmont Community Centre, Tucber Park Cricket Club, Young Warriors Cricket Club, Rose Hall Canje, Port Mourant Cricket Club, No 73 Cricket Club and Plaisance are expected to be among teams taking part in the historic tournament.The energetic BCB President was full of praise for the support of Mike’s Pharmacy. The outstanding work of the Cricket Board, he stated, would not have been possible without the support of sponsors like Mike’s and he has committed his Board to organising another successful tournament.Managing Director Lakeram Singh stated that Mike’s Pharmacy was very impressed by the hard work and organising skills of the Board.Singh disclosed that he would continue to support Berbice cricket once the game is administered properly.Interested Clubs are asked to contact Foster on 337-4562, Angela Haniff (333-2375) or Robby Saywack (660-0049) to register before Monday. October 15, 2018.All players will have to be properly attired in white and have a birth certificate to verify date of birth. Players will also have to be attending school as part of the Board’s “Say Yes to Education Programme”.last_img read more

REVEALED! 17 most valuable footballers in the world – how much Messi and co. are worth

first_imgAs we move into the summer, the best players in the world are becoming subject to transfer bids as the top sides in Europe attempt to strengthen their teams.Players are being given huge price tags as their current clubs look to hold onto their star men.Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is just one footballer likely to move for a princely sum in the next few months.But while teams quibble over a fee, some boffins over in Switzerland have done some number crunching to figure out what a reasonable figure would be.So, thanks to the guys over at the *CIES Football Observatory, a reserach group affiliated to the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland, we can tell you the most valuable players in the world.Click the right arrow to find out which superstar is worth the most… 17 17 17 17 17 15. Harry Kane (Tottenham) is valued between €53.5m-€58.9m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – It’s been a sensational season for the Spurs starlet. A relatively unknown player outside the club, Kane didn’t start his first Premier League game of the campaign until November but ended it as the division’s second highest scorer with 21 goals. His incredible performances have seen his value rocket but he will need to prove he isn’t a one-season wonder. 14. Isco (Real Madrid) is valued between €57.2m-€62.9m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – While Gareth Bale’s value is dropping, Isco’s is rising in the Spanish capital. He’s much-loved by the club’s fans and while he’s not really prolific when it comes to scoring, he’s true skill comes with his dribbling and ability to retain possession. 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) is valued between €113.3m-€124.7m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – A shock at No.3, the Portuguese superstar may have had another stellar season in the Spanish capital but his age, and a trophyless campaign, mean his value is slowly beginning to drop at the Bernabeu. 17 17 17 4. Neymar (Barcelona) is valued between €89.6m-€98.5m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – After a tough start to life in Spain, with his transfer from Santos under investigation and his performances and slight frame facing scrutiny, Neymar has gone on to prove himself as one of the best players on the planet. Winning the treble this season after his talismanic performances for Brazil at last year’s World Cup will be a huge relief for the 23-year-old. 10. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) is valued between €62.5m-€68.8m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – The Colombian playmaker has had a decent first season in La Liga, despite Real Madrid finishing without a single trophy to their name. Second only to Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes down to the most goals and assists for the club, he’s settled well and will hope to kick on next year. 17 17 8. Diego Costa (Chelsea) is valued between €69.9m-€76.9m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – An instant hit in the Premier League for Chelsea, Costa has replaced Luis Suarez as the English top flight’s pantomime villain. Hated for his histrionics, his rough-housing of opponents but praised for his old-school centre forward play, the Spain international was a key member of the Blues’ title winners. 17 9. Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) is valued between €67.8m-€74.6m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – Arsene Wenger struck gold when Barcelona decided to ditch Sanchez and sign Luis Suarez. The industrious Chilean has been a superb addition to the ranks at the Emirates thanks to his goals and his work rate. A thunderous effort in the Gunners’ FA Cup final win over Aston Villa summed up his season. 7. Paul Pogba (Juventus) is valued between €70.3m-€77.3m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – Probably the hottest prospect in European football, Pogba is wanted by Barcelona and Manchester City, amongst others, after some monstrous performances for the Italian giants over the last two campaigns. Expect this to be the longest running transfer saga of the summer – if clubs can afford this huge fee. 17 17 12. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) is valued between €59.0m-€64.9m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – One of the biggest hits in La Liga last season was France star Griezmann. Brought in from Real Sociedad for £24m after impressing at the World Cup, he’s gone on to prove himself one of the brightest talents in Europe. Under Diego Simeone he scored 22 league goals as they fell short of retaining their title in Spain. 6. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) is valued between €73.7m-€81.0m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – It seems almost certain the England winger will be leaving Anfield this summer, despite his destination being unknown. The Reds will need to be suitably compensated for the 20-year-old sensation and if the CIES Football Observatory’s figures are anything to go by they can expect a huge sum. 17 11. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) is valued between €60.0m-€66.0m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – After being the star turn in Liverpool’s SAS, he’s now a worthy member of MSN over in Catalonia and a Champions League final goalscorer for five-time champions Barcelona. Strangely, the striker who was sold by the Reds for £75m has lost some value but, after winning the treble, his current club won’t care a jot. 5. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) is valued between €78.2m-€86.0m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – As the Premier League’s top scorer, it’s understandable the Argentine forward is valued so highly by CIES. His clinical performances across the last four seasons, despite injuries restricting his appearances, see him rated as one the top five most valuable stars in world football. 17 17. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) is valued between €50.4m-€55.5m by the CIES Football Observatory* – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – Rated as one of the top six players in the Premier League by his peers, and arguably Brendan Rodgers best signing at Anfield, Coutinho has come a long way in his two and a half years at Liverpool. Signed for £8.5m he’s now rated well above that and would make the Reds a tasty profit. 17 16. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) is valued between €51.3m-€56.4m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – After a tough second season in Spain, the Welsh winger has seen his value begin to diminish. Signed from Tottenham Hotspur for around £85m, the 25-year-old is reportedly worth just over €50m now, and while the wealth of Real means it won’t bother them too much, it is indicative of his waning influence at the Bernabeu. 17 1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) is valued between €255.3m-€280.8m – It’s unsurprising to see Messi on top of this list. The Argentine wizard, after becoming a bit leaner, has gone from strength to strength following a slight dip in performance levels midway through the campaign. In total he hit 43 La Liga goals and set up his team-mates on 18 occasions, but despite being valued so highly it’s unlikely anyone will every be able to afford his services until later in his career. 13. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) is valued between €58.7m-€64.5m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – Landing the Spanish star from Barcelona was a masterstroke from Jose Mourinho last summer. His sensational early season form put the Blues well out ahead of their Premier League title rivals and having lifted the trophy come the end of the campaign, Roman Abramovich will consider his transfer fee £30m well spent, especially as the CIES Football Observatory rate him at double that now. 2. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) is valued between €135.4m-€148.9m – Click right to find out the world’s most valuable players… – The second most valuable player in the world is, in fact, Belgian star Hazard. His peers rate him as the best footballer in England after helping Chelsea to the Premier League title and although he might not get the amount of goals and assists as someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, his input is more vital at Stamford Bridge. last_img read more

CAN YOU HELP DONEGAL’S LADIES FOOTBALLERS ACHIEVE ALL-IRELAND GLORY

first_imgDONEGAL’S senior ladies football team are Ulster Champions for the first time…..and YOU can help them now in their quest for All-Ireland glory.The county has had some great success at underage level this year with the U14s winning their Ulster title and reaching an All-Ireland final and the U21s winning an All-Ireland.All of this costs money of course and the ladies game isn’t exactly flowing with money – and here’s how you might be able to help out…and have fun doing it. The county Ladies Gaelic Football Association have a golf classic spectacular – with €2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs!You don’t have to be able to play golf to help out.The event takes place on August 14 at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club. Entry fee per team is €100 with some super golf gear among the prizes.There’s even plans for a BBQ on the 10th hole….well nearby at least!Anyone interested in taking part should call 074 91 31093 to book their place. If you can’t make it (or just don’t like golf!) you can sponsor a tee for as little as €100, by calling the same number.So come on Donegal – be proud, and get behind Donegal’s Ladies Football Teams.A full list of sponsors will be published on Donegal Daily. CAN YOU HELP DONEGAL’S LADIES FOOTBALLERS ACHIEVE ALL-IRELAND GLORY was last modified: July 27th, 2015 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:2015August 14Classicdonegalfundraisergolflast_img read more

My Donegal… with comedian Alice Diver

first_imgAlice Diver is a 21-year-old from Killea, whose comedy sketches have become huge hits on Facebook. Her most successful video “What you think you sound like and what you ACTUALLY sound like coming in after a night out…” has had over 1.1 million views! Alice’s parodies of everyday Irish life have been popular on social media since 2014 with her Facebook page now having over 44,000 likes and she has a huge following across all platforms.This is Alice’s Donegal… (1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Ballymastocker Bay. It’s just breathtaking at the top of Knockalla looking down. World class scenery right on our doorstep. It’s everything good about Donegal: The hills, the beach, the countryside, the blue skies (on a good day!).(2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be? Donegal needs better cancer care services. It’s a shame, in this day and age, that really sick cancer patients still have to travel such long distances for treatment. We should have these services available in Donegal.We’re in one of the biggest counties in Ireland and have one of the highest cancer rates – but our people still have to go to Galway or Dublin for lifesaving treatment.(3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why? I love people who never give up on what they believe in or what they want to achieve. Sinead Jennings is the perfect example. What a woman, what an athlete, what an inspiration.(4) Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Without a shadow of a doubt, DOD!(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years? Winning the All-Ireland in 2012. Gave us some amazing days – and nights out. Impossible to beat that.(6) What was Donegal’s saddest moment? There’s been an awful increase in suicides in Donegal, especially among young people. We need to do more for people who feel they’re going through hard times. It’s okay not to be okay – but Donegal definitely needs an improvement in services and support.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Donegal Creameries Milk! (8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? DOD again! I’m not a country music fan, but he’s put Donegal on the map. No matter where in the world he is, he always mentions Donegal. Thousands of people all over the world know about Donegal and have come here because of Daniel.(9) Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion? Brigde Diver – aka Mammy! – from B-bobs Hair Salon. Everyone says it’s hard to work for your mammy. After working with her for 7 years, I can say that’s definitely true, haha. She’s been the best hairdresser in town and has run such a successful business for over 20 years. On top of that, she’s raised thousands for Donegal charities.And she raised me – which was a full-time job in itself!(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time? Denise McElhinney. The best ‘keeper in Donegal. No matter what the sport she has the safest hands in Donegal. Along with the best vocal chords. (11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant? Matt’s in my hometown of Killea. Their chicken boxes should be a Donegal speciality by now!(12) Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Are there actually sharks in Donegal?(13) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression? Keep ‘er lit!(14) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Tough call this…either trying to park without having your car going on the Parked Like A Kn*b page or trying to find bloody Pokeballs!(15) What is your favourite Donegal food? It’s hard to beat a Four Lanterns after a night out!(16) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people? The lack of 3G…Snaps failing, Facebook not loading, Tweets saving to drafts…A daily struggle.(17) Do you have a favourite local band?The Inch Ramblers. The best about for playing Irish music and always guaranteed to have the place bouncing.(18) What inspired you to begin filming comedy sketches? Growing up I loved trying to make people laugh and was always playing around with the video camera, making silly recordings. I used to post small videos onto my private Facebook page for family and friends and it just took off from there. My inspiration just comes from everyday Irish life.(19) What has been the most rewarding, and the most challenging part of making sketches? The most rewarding is making people laugh and the reaction from people all over the world. Getting good comments like that really pushes me on – especially from children.The most challenging is coming up with new material and keeping it fresh.(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? Our accent. Sure don’t we always win the sexiest accent title!To check out some more of Alice’s sketches you can check out her Facebook!You can keep up to date with her on Twitter, and Instagram. You can also find Alice on Snapchat at Alicediverr.My Donegal… with comedian Alice Diver was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:alice divercomediandonegalletterkennyMY DONEGALlast_img read more

Two held in death of infant

first_imgKCAL (Channel 9) reported that the baby’s father had recently left Linaras. “This is a very difficult case to deal with,” Peavy said. “The good news, if there is such a thing, is we have the people in custody that were responsible and they will pay for it.” The baby girl was the third infant found abandoned and dead in Los Angeles County so far this year, frustrating officials who cite the Safe Surrender Law. The state law allows for newborns to be left at fire stations or hospitals with no questions asked.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe male informant is a resident of the mobile-home park where the body of the baby girl was found May 2, wrapped in plastic bags and a blanket, by a woman searching a trash bin for recyclables. The baby’s umbilical cord was still attached, said sheriff’s Deputy Paul Schrader. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kerri Webb said detectives obtained enough information from the tipster to get a search warrant, which they served Tuesday night. According to Capt. Ray Peavy, head of the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau, the baby girl found wrapped in plastic bags and a blanket was the victim of traumatic injuries that resulted in her death. “This baby was born alive and healthy,” Peavy said. “This baby suffered some traumatic injuries that led to her death.” Both Linaras and De La Cruz are being held without bail at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station. They are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Santa Clarita Superior Court. According to broadcast reports, two other small children were removed from the home and are now in protective custody. NEWHALL – A man and woman were arrested Tuesday night in the death of an infant found in a trash bin in Newhall two weeks ago, following a tip from a neighbor, possibly prompted by an offer of a $10,000 reward, a sheriff’s official said Wednesday. Jaquelin Linaras, 22, believed to be the baby’s mother, and her boyfriend, Jose de la Cruz, 42, were arrested after sheriff’s homicide detectives searched a home at the Polynesian Mobile Home Park on San Fernando Road in Newhall, officials said. They left with several bags of evidence, including a section of carpet from a vehicle parked next to the home. “We had a press conference Monday that was very emotional,” said Capt. Patti Minutello. “I think people seeing the face of that little baby got them thinking and resulted in a tipster calling homicide yesterday.” Previously, the Santa Clarita City Council had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to convictions in the case. Minutello said the reward might have spurred the tip. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY HOST SUPER UNDERAGE AWARDS NIGHT

first_imgGLENSWILLY GAA NOTESPresentation NightThe club hosted a terrific underage presentation evening in the clubhouse on Sunday evening last. The huge turn-out was testament to the hard work being put in by a host of underage coaches across the boards at all age levels.All the teams were brought on stage and photographed by Geraldine Diver to whom a special appreciation award for all her hard work was made on the night.A number of awards were also made to the various players who represented the club at county level.Some of the club’s best-known names including Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher, Laura Gallagher and Paddy McFadden spoke some fine words of encouragement for the young players. Perhaps some day some of these young players will be giving words of encouragement to other youngsters having lined out at county level and represented their club with such pride.Club chairman finished off the evening by thanking all the coaches and the parents for sending their children to the club and giving them such huge support.More than 300 young people represented the club with pride on and off the pitch this season.Here’s to another successful season for the club in 2016.Congrats The club would like to extend a warm congratulation to two of the club’s U14 Girls who have been chosen for the Donegal county panel. Take a well-deserved bow Imogen Hards and Blathnait Gallagher on being selected on the panel for 2016.LottoThe winner of last week’s lotto (December 3rd) was Michael Carr who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 3, 7, 13 and 22. Thanks to all who continue to support the lotto each week.Bingo Bingo continues in the hall each week on a Wednesday night at 9pm. Players are advised to get along early as the bingo has become very popular.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY HOST SUPER UNDERAGE AWARDS NIGHT was last modified: December 9th, 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)last_img read more

England have ‘a real chance’ at World Cup, Vinnie Jones tells talkSPORT

first_img ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch And, after a brilliant World Cup so far which has featured a number of shock results and seen a number of the top favourites underperform, Jones says England have an opportunity to make history in Russia.Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Wimbeldon bruiser said: “England have got off to a flying start and I’m thrilled for Harry Kane.“Hopefully they’ll go from strength to strength now.“It’s been a fantastic World Cup so far, I think it’s been the best for a long time with some of the goals and results. “I just feel England have got a real chance – who should they be scared of?“The Germans and the Argentineans are having a hiccup, I mean Belgium look pretty good but I can’t see anything in there that would frighten Southgate.“I’ve seen most of the games and there isn’t a lot that would frighten me there if I was Gareth.” Good times 3 A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers diamond geezer 3 Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Fallon d’Floor LU BEAUTY World Cup latest on talkSPORT.com 3 SUPERSTITION center_img The Three Lions claimed their biggest ever World Cup victory on Sunday with a 6-1 win over Panama – with captain Harry Kane the hero again with a hat-trick.The Tottenham striker is now the tournament’s leading goalscorer, but he wasn’t the only man to star, as England produced a performance of real quality and ruthlessness in front of goal – learning a lesson from their slim 2-1 win over Tunisia.Victory over Panama secured England’s place in the knock-out stages, with their next game against Belgium on Thursday only determining who will finish as the winner and runner-up of Group G. You’re the one misery Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? NO JOY Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings England have nothing to fear from their World Cup rivals and have a ‘real chance’ of bringing the trophy home this summer, according to Vinnie Jones. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup England celebrate during Sunday’s win over Panama Jesse Lingard scored a wonderful long-range goal against Panama Kane is just the third player to score a World Cup hat-trick for England, after Geoff Hurst and Gary Lineker Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more