TOTTENHAM were lucky to hold on for a 2-2 draw against their bitter rivals Arsenal in the 199th North London derby at the Emirates today.And while Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased enough with the result, he will certainly be happier with his team’s performance compared to last weekend’s embarrassing home defeat to relegation candidates Newcastle.2 Christian Eriksen justified his return to the starting eleven with the opening goal against ArsenalCredit: Richard Pelham – The SunSpurs are ninth in the Premier League after the draw and the 3,000 away fans in the corner will at least be glad of the improved showing by their team.And here’s what William Pugh thought of the Lilywhites’ performances at their neighbour’s home.HUGO LLORIS – 5Stitched up Vertonghen in the first-half with a hospital pass which led to Rose’s booking and an attacking free-kick for Arsenal. Beaten at the near post for Arsenal’s first too. Made some good saves elsewhere but probably didn’t fill his defence with confidence.DANNY ROSE – 6Showed great commitment to block Pepe’s 22nd minute back post header which would have certainly made it 1-1. Decent enough second-half.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 5Solid. Nothing spectacular in a new-look back four.DAVINSON SANCHEZ – 5Filled in well enough at right-back given his side’s emergency situation in the position. Arsenal tried to exploit but he held firm on the whole.JAN VERTONGHEN – 5Same as his defensive partner. Did what he had to. Spurs fans will be glad to see him back in the fold.HARRY WINKS – 6Got up and down the pitch well. More effective in the first half. No huge complaints. Certainly better than his centre-midfield partner.2 Moussa Sissoko spurned a last-gasp chance in a thrilling draw at the EmiratesCredit: ReutersMOUSSA SISSOKO – 4Committed a lot of fouls and none really of the tactical kind. More like the kind where you are getting run around by the opponents and pull or kick them because you are tired.ERIK LAMELA – 6Quiet first ten minutes. Great run and shot for Spurs’ opening goal. Booked for a shirt pull in the first-half. Rightfully subbed as he was ineffective after half-time.CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 7Right place right time for the goal. Most of Spurs attacks went through him… as usual. Just does the simple things well and Spurs will hope he stays. Very impressed by his defensive work also.HEUNG-MIN SON – 7Looked lively and threatening in the first half. Focal point of all Spurs’ counter-attacks which was when they looked most dangerous. Curling effort to make it two on 18 minutes but denied by fantastic Leno save. Kept Arsenal defenders on their toes for entire second-half.HARRY KANE – 6Flick on to set Lamela away for the opening goal. Nailed penalty home with aplomb. Smashed one off the post on the hour mark which should have killed the game. Other than that… errr.SUBSDELE ALLI (on for Lamela, 59 mins) – 5Nothing of note. Will likely struggle for game time if Eriksen and Lo Celso are in front of him.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD 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 clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticGIOVANO LO CELSO (on for Son, 78) – 5Barely enough time to have an impact. Surprised he didn’t come on instead of Alli earlier.Tottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clash
In contrast to a shareholder revolt three years ago against former Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Eisner, The Walt Disney Co’s. current leadership received a strong vote of confidence Thursday at the conglomerate’s annual shareholder meeting in New Orleans. Shareholders resoundingly re-elected Disney’s 11-member board at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, a location selected by current CEO Robert Iger as a show of support for the city ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In addition to Iger, 98 percent of votes were cast in favor of new chairman John E. Pepper Sr. and Steve Jobs, whose Pixar Animation Studios became part of the Disney fold last year. Re-elected by the same margin were John E. Bryson, John S. Chen, Judith L. Estrin, Fred H. Langhammer, Aylwin B. Lewis, Monica C. Lozano, Robert W. Matschullat and Orin C. Smith. At the 2004 meeting in Philadelphia, shareholders staged an unprecedented rebellion that resulted in Eisner being stripped of his role as chairman. He stepped down as CEO in fall 2005. The board had recommended that shareholders reject the plan because they believed it lacked flexibility. Still, Pepper said directors would give “prompt and serious consideration to the matter.” email@example.com (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Since then, Iger has gone a long way toward restoring calm including keeping the anti-Eisner Jobs in the Disney fold and brokering an end to years of bitter legal battles with Disney critics Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold, who had engineered the shareholder revolt. “Disney is a collection of vibrant, creative engines that we manage in a consistent and integrated way,” Iger told investors Thursday. “This combination of assets and management philosophy gives us a unique competitive advantage as well as extraordinary opportunities to grow and build real shareholder value for years to come.” Media analyst Dennis McAlpine said Iger’s style is not just good public relations, it’s good business for a company with assets that include 11 theme parks, a movie studio, a broadcast television network and several cable properties. “It’s important for the health of the company,” McAlpine said. “I think Disney was perceived as a bad place under Eisner – he was a lightning rod for a lot of things that were going on. I think it was necessary for Iger to get a more peaceful situation, to get more consumer and supplier friendly to get the talent to come to Disney.” Also at Thursday’s meeting, shareholders voted down a so-called “poison pill” proposal to strengthen precautions against unsolicited takeover threats such as the one from Comcast in 2004 that precipitated Eisner’s downfall.
A 15 year old Donegal girl is still pinching herself after being invited to an audience of Riverdance along with Michelle Obama.Shauna with her secret invitation to see Riverdance with First Lady Michelle Obama.Donegal Town teenager Shauna Curran, an active member of youth group Foroige, received an exciting phone call on Thursday last from its head office in Dublin.Foroige told her she was to be invited to a secret event and would be given the details in the coming days. The following day Friday 14th June Shauna received an e-mail with all of the details.At first glance she seen that it was an official invitation from The Embassy of the United States of America with an invitation for her to go to a performance of Riverdance in the Gaeity Theatre Dublin to join the First Lady Mrs Michelle Obama along with her two daughters, Malia and Sasha.Shauna, a fourth year pupil at the Abbey Vocational School, was the only young person to be selected to represent the North West region.Shauna has been an active member of Foroige for this past 5 years and she has just completed the Foroige Leadership for Life programme. Shauna’s mum Ann told Donegal Daily that her daughter had the time of her life despite not getting to meeting the First Lady.“To actually be invited to a performance of Riverdance and to sit just a few feet from Michelle Obama was a once in a lifetime experience for Shauna. She was overwhelmed.“She was not a fan of Riverdance before but she loved the show and is telling everyone how they should go and see it now.“It’s something she will never for get for the rest of her life and it will give her great confidence,” she said. DONEGAL GIRL’S SECRET VISIT TO SEE RIVERDANCE WITH AMERICA’S FIRST LADY was last modified: June 18th, 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:MICHELLE OBAMARiverdanceSHAUNA CURRAN