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  • Odds & Ends: Barbra Streisand to Bring Starry Guests on Tour & More

    first_imgLes Miserables Will Be a MiniseriesCan you hear the TV addicts sing? Les Miserables has been a titanic novel, a Tony-winning musical and a star-studded film—now it’s getting the miniseries treatment. Weinstein Television and the BBC will join forces to bring the six-part adaptation to the small screen, according to Variety. That’s two miniseries announcements that have got us stoked this week! Let the dreamcasting commence!Sara Bareilles Recovering from SurgeryLeave it to sweet-as-pie Sara Bareilles to stay positive while recovering from surgery. The Tony-nominated Waitress composer recently shared an Instagram post revealing that she had a fibroid removed from her uterus—but that hasn’t stopped her from taking silly selfies and spreading good vibes. “Surgery sucks, but helpers and families are amazing, nurses are angels, and doctors are wizards,” she wrote. “Hope this finds you seeking some joy or handing some out to somebody else. We could all use a slice of that.” Get well soon, Sara! Barbra Streisand(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. Babs May Pull a Taylor Swift on TourWe know you’re already excited for Barbra Streisand’s upcoming Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway album, which will hit earbuds on August 26. She’s graced us with sneak-peek collaborations with stars like Jamie Foxx, Daisy Ridley and Anne Hathaway, and Broadway alums Hugh Jackman and Alec Baldwin are also on tap to join Babs on the album. She recently sat down with Mario Lopez on Extra to reveal that she’ll be bringing a few of those starry friends of hers onstage during her forthcoming concert tour. What do you think of that, L.A.?! Watch the full interview below. View Comments London Will Fall in Love with Sleepless in SeattleSleepless In Seattle is heading to the London stage. Based on Nora Ephron’s romantic 1993 classic starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, the musical comedy will bow at the Lyric at Theatre Royal Plymouth from March 25, 2017 through April 15, 2017. The show received its world premiere at California’s Pasadena Playhouse in 2013; at that time, it was reported a transfer to London was in the works. Casting will be announced at a later date.P.S. The Rocky Horror Picture Show trailer is here! Watch Annaleigh Ashford, Laverne Cox and the rest of the fishnet-clad cast get fans totally amped for the musical event’s Fox broadcast this October.last_img read more

  • Weather.

    first_imgFeb. 4: UGA Not Just TalkingAbout Weather. With the winter’s icy surge in late January, the rest of us know nowthat accurate weather information isn’t just for farmers.Feb. 22: Blame Long Droughton La Niña. While you can’t blame La Niña for the weather on any given day, it isresponsible for the general pattern that began in Georgia in May 1998.May 16: No End Seen asDrought Worsens in Georgia. There is no sign of relief as summer nears. With verylittle rain and temperatures in the 80s and 90s, soils statewide are drying fast.June 6: Drought Informationat Fingertips On-line. As towns and counties impose water-use restrictions, the needfor information has never been more dire, or easier to get.June 28: Drought DamagingRural Counties’ Economies. “I’ve never seen the subsoil moisture as low as it isnow,” says Glyndon Register in his powder-dry cotton field near Lakeland, Ga.Aug. 1: Drought Hits GeorgiaFarmers’ Wallets Hard. The drought will cost Georgia farmers an estimated $689 millionon their summer crops. Extra irrigation will add another $50 million.Aug. 8: Drought Not All Bad:Wheat Crop Sets Records. The drought that destroyed Roger Godwin’s Grady County corncrop helped him produce the record wheat yield he’d dreamed for years.Sept. 21: Timely Rains HelpGeorgia Pecan Orchards. Pecan growers gave a sigh of relief as timely September rainsfell on state orchards during a critical growing stage.Oct. 30: Georgia’s ClimateReturning to More Extreme. State climatologist David Stooksbury says the long droughtis part of a historically more normal climate pattern. Agriculture Weather Environment Science Foodslast_img read more

  • New law expands Vermont’s wineries ability to sell products

    first_imgVermont wine makers will now have an expanded ability to sample and sell their own and other manufacturers’ products at their vineyards. Governor Douglas yesterday at Shelburne Vineyards signed into law S27, an act relating to tastings and sale of wines, fortified wines and spirits. With the enactment of S27, wineries, vineyards and distilleries in Vermont will be able to host special events, including weddings, where they can sample and sell their products. The bill also allows producers of wines, fortified wines and spirits to sample and sell their products at farmers markets, as well as sample and sell other products on their premises.The governor was joined by members of Vermont s Grape & Wine Council, as well as Secretary Roger Allbee of the Agency of Agriculture and Commissioner Mike Hogan of the Department of Liquor Control. I am very pleased to sign this legislation to encourage and promote Vermont s emerging wine and spirits industries, Governor Douglas said. This bill creates new opportunities and new markets for these agriculture based businesses across the state. It is especially important this year to help the grape and wine industries expand in Vermont. Vermont s wineries and vineyards can play important role in strengthening both our agricultural and tourism industries said Gail Albert, owner of Shelburne Vineyards and President of the Vermont Grape & Wine Council.Vermont s first winery was established in Jacksonville in 1985. In recent years the industries have grown and there now are over 20 wineries and vineyards in operation, producing more than 107,000 gallons of wine in 2008. In addition to grapes, Vermont manufacturers produce wine from other fruits, as well as spirits such as maple vodka. Wineries and vineyards are great examples of the continued diversification and evolution of Vermont s agricultural heritage and working landscapes, said Secretary Allbee. These products are a great complement to Vermont s growing specialty food products industries and in particular to our artisan cheese producers, he added.The new law:Allows wineries to sell products produced by other manufacturers at their manufacturing premises;Allows wineries to hold events on their licensed premises or vineyard property and in addition to sales by the bottle, allows them to sell wine and beer by the glass or give a small amount for free for tasting purposes;Allows wineries to rent their locations for events such as weddings and allow the tasting of their wines and sale of wine and beer at such events; Allows wineries to taste and sell fortified wines such as port, that they have produced, by the bottle or by the glass at the licensed premises or at a farmers’ market;Allows manufacturers or rectifiers of spirits to sell their products by the glass or bottle and offer tastings at the manufacturing premises;Allows in-state manufacturers to taste, in addition to sell by the glass or bottle, products they have produced (malt, vinous or spirits) at a special event open to the public; andChanges residency requirements for liquor license applicants, by removing the Vermont and municipal residency requirements for individuals whether alone, in a partnership, or directors of a corporation.Source: Vermont Chamber of Commerce; Governor’s officelast_img read more

  • Instagram Takeover | Serge Skiba

    first_imgThis month’s Instagram Takeover features Western North Carolina-based photographer Serge Skiba. When Serge isn’t out and about in the Blue Ridge honing his skill in everything from whitewater kayaking to mountain biking, he’s busy documenting the inherent beauty that our southern mountains have to offer.“A love for the natural world led me to my recent passion, photography,” Serge says. “No matter what I did in life it always included being outside. Mountain biking, trail running, hiking, triathlons, and now Whitewater Kayaking are hobbies I enjoy when I am not chasing a setting sun over a mountain ridge or waking up in the still of the night only to witness and welcome the new day as the sun appeared on the horizon.”Check out Serge’s outstanding work below and get to know what makes him tick with our short Q & A below. Don’t forget to follow him on Instagram @earthcaptured to stay up to date with his most recent adventures.7) WilsonCreekL-25 copyWilson Creek was designated as a wild and scenic river area and is no surprise why. This is a dream for any outdoor enthusiast. From White Water Kayaking, fishing, hunting, biking, tubing, along with many other activities this river has it all.4) Green5L-15 copyOn a normal day you will see hardly any people in the places whitewater kayakers paddle intense class V + rivers. Not on this day. Each year people brave the grueling, steep hike in to the gorge to watch the Green River Narrows Race. The hike out is not for the faint of heart. There are a lot of people with heart in the gorge that day. All of us awed and amazed by the awesome event.8) CabinTrailL-2 copy 2Early settlers lived in cabins like this one in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The star trails represent time passing and thinking about the life these people that came before us had here. The Blue Ridge Mountains are filled with beauty, but they are also filled with a rich history.2) 2015HemphillBald2L-11 copy 2After a cold night of camping @Lion_king was thrilled for the sunrise. His pup Bruce sitting close by watching the his dad stick the landing. There are many great experiences with camping the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the most rewarding is seeing the sun rise.1) 2015DevilsBathTubphotosL-2 copy 2This crystal clear blue water is a rare find in the mountains of North Carolina. Add the colorful autumn leaves and you get a magical scene at Devils Bathtub. This place is has become one of my new favorites. 5) Unaka1Lpart2-1 copySunsets like this one in the Blue Ridge can often times be an epic sight. @Steve_yocom and his German Shepard pup, Asia playing after sunset as you see the beautiful colors quickly disappearing from the sky of the Blue Ridge Mountains.3) 2015HemphillBaldcampingdoubleL-4 copy 2We camp because we love nature. We camp on top of a mountain so we can feel alive. We get many of our adventure ideas from Blue Ridge Outdoors. Thanks y’all!6) Unaka4LMainrework-12 copyRed Fork Falls in Tennessee is quite an impressive waterfall. This cascade pops with a golden color as the sun shines down on it. One of the best things about our mountains are the countless waterfall hikes that are there to ♦ BRO: What first drew you to photography? SS: With so many beautiful places to see and explore in this world, I wanted to be able to preserve the best of those moments. BRO: If you could only choose one area in this region to hike and explore and photograph for the rest of your life what would it be? SS: Hands down it would be the Roan highlands. There is an abundance of beauty and open space to hike, explore, camp, and feel unbound from daily responsibility and stress. BRO: How long have you lived in the Blue Ridge? SS: I live just north of Charlotte, but I spend almost every weekend in the mountains. I only have to drive 30 minutes to see the mountains ranges of the Blue Ridge on the horizon so that gets my heart pounding.  People have posted photos of the Charlotte skyline from the top of various mountain peaks in the Blue Ridge, so when I am not able to be in the mountains, I like to visit the top floor of a high rise in Charlotte and see the Blue Ridge mountain ranges to the north and west.Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 10.57.01 AMBRO: What is you favorite place to shoot outside of the Blue Ridge? SS: I love photographing the coast of South Carolina. This is where I grew up as a child and loved seeing the sunrises over the ocean. Each day was a new beginning and to dream new dreams. I go back often to revisit the dreams I have made in to reality, and to forge new goals. BRO: One piece of gear (minus your camera) you wouldn’t head into the woods without? SS: Bear Spray. One must remember that once you step on that trail you are in their territory. I never want to harm wildlife, but you never know when you can be confronted with a situation in the back country. I’ve had a handful of encounters with bear while hiking and each of those times they have no interest in humans. I only deployed the spray once and that was by accident. Unfortunately our group was on the receiving end of that spray. Not fun. 🙂BRO: Aside from photography, what is your favorite outdoor activity? SS: White water kayaking is my ultimate favorite thing to do outside of photography. There are places kayakers get to see that you just can’t reach by car, or even hiking. This is where I consider the heart of the Blue Ridge to be. A place of complete solitude. BRO: Craziest adventure ever experienced during an outdoor shoot? SS: I’ve hiked and camped almost every possible weather situation. The craziest was probably when we had to bush wack from the bottom of a gorge to the top of the mountain ridge and back down to get back on trail with all of our backpacking gear on probably about 60-70 pounds worth. I won’t lie, it was kinda scary climbing hand over hand knowing with just one slip I was tumbling back down towards the gorge. Even with a GPS once we got back over to the other side of the mountain ridge we almost couldn’t find our way back on trail. We finally found the trail and made our way up to the top for what we hoped was going to be spectacular sunset. That night we decided to pack up camp and head back down as there was a heavy storm forecast to roll through the area overnight. We hiked back down for 3 hours in the dark losing the trail twice after finally making it back to the car. That storm never happened. The Blue Ridge Mountains is a beautiful place, but conditions can become rugged and unpredictable. One must be able to expect unpredictable conditions and learn to adapt and react to any situation you are faced with in order to have a great experience. BRO: Is photography your primary gig? SS: I am working up to making it primary, for now I have a Monday through Friday desk job. BRO:  Do you have a favorite backpacking loop in the Appalachians? SS: Carvers gap to 19E along the Appalachian Trail. The hike begins along a popular trail passing by many friendly day hikers. The crowds soon thin out and you are immersed in the amazing landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains. BRO: What advice would you give to an aspiring outdoor photographer? SS: Meet similar individuals who enjoy taking new adventures. Become part of social media photography groups and don’t be afraid to join in for a trip with fellow photographers. There are group hikes posted for anyone who wants to join. choose one that you think might be a good starting point.  It starts with just one good experience before that fire inside you with drive your passion.  I used to think that getting ” that shot” was the most important thing, now it’s the fellowship and friendships that develop along the way that I most enjoy. The experiences I have with others makes my photos seem more genuine and meaningful.last_img read more

  • Unemployed? 42T jobs up for grabs tomorrow

    first_img* four government agencies (Bureau ofJail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Army,Iloilo provincial government – Human Resource Management and Development Office * Overseas Workers WelfareAdministration An estimated 10 million adultsidentified themselves as unemployed. This is higher compared to the 9.8 million(20.7 percent) jobless Filipino adults in June and the 9.4 million (19.7percent) in March, SWS said in its study conducted from September 27 to 30,2019. According to PESO chief FranciscoHeler Jr., the following would be participating in the job fair to be held at GrandXing Imperial Hotel a few meters away from the provincial capitol: * Philippine Statistics Authority * National Bureau of Investigation * 13 business process outsourcingcompanies * 19 overseas (land-based) companies Available local employments are foronline tutors, customer service representatives, nurses, restaurant crew,office staff, drivers, and maintenance personnel. * New Zealand – masons, carpenters,tillers * Technical Education and SkillsDevelopment Authority (TESDA) * Philippine Overseas EmploymentAdministration The job fair is timely. The number of joblessFilipinos climbed to 21.5 percent in the third quarter of 2019, according to arecent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. * Japan – scaffolders, manual welders,spray painters Heler said special lanes would be setup for job hunters who are persons with disabilities (PWDs), solo parents,indigenous people, TESDA graduates, and beneficiaries of the Department ofSocial Welfare and Development’s Sustainable Livelihood Program beneficiaries. ILOILO City – Jobless? A total of42,327 employment opportunities would be made available in tomorrow’s job fairof the Iloilo provincial government’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO). * United States of America – nurses,physical therapists Some 3.3 million workers aged between25 and 34 said they were jobless, while 2 million Filipinos aged between 35 and44 said they do not have jobs. * 68 local companies Five companies looking for informationtechnology technicians committed to hire PWDs and senior citizens, said Heler. * Department of Foreign Affairs * Bureau of Internal Revenue Job hunters must bring pertinentdocuments such as resumé, bio-dataand application letter. * Qatar – plumbers, HVAC technician * Social Security System The following government agencieswould be setting up help desks at the job fair tomorrow to assist applicants: * Saudi Arabia – waiters, engineers,nurses, plumbers * United Kingdom – nurses, restaurantcrews According to SWS, despite the increaseof joblessness among Filipinos, about half of the survey’s 1,800 respondentssaid they were optimistic that there would be more available jobs in the next12 months. According to SWS, joblessness acrossall age groups increased, except for workers 18 to 24-years old. Joblessness inthis age bracket dropped to 1.9 million adults (44.9 percent) from the secondquarter’s 2.8 million unemployed adults (50.2 percent). Among those aged 45 years and above,some 14 percent or 2.8 million said they did not have work. Of the 42,327 job vacancies, 12,687are overseas employment, said Heler. These are for the following: Fifty-three percent of respondents saidthey expect “more jobs” over the next coming months, while only 13 percentbelieved that there will be “fewer jobs” in the near future. About 21percent said there will be “no change” in the number of jobs available, while12 percent said they “don’t know” what will happen./PNlast_img read more

  • Goal accomplished: Buchanan is best in Southern SportMod rookie points race

    first_imgNathan Buchanan raced to Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national rookie of the year honors. (Photo by Debbie Johnson, www.debbiesracinpics.com)KEMP, Texas – Nathan Buchanan started the 2017 season with the goal of winning Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod rookie of the year honors.Goal accomplished.In his first full season of racing in any class, the Kemp, Texas, hotshoe followed an ambitious schedule that took him to eight different tracks. Fifteen of his 40 starts came at 85 Speedway, where Buchanan won his career-first feature on July 22.“I couldn’t believe it when they threw the checkers and pointed me to victory lane. Everything was really cool,” said Buchanan, fourth in the standings at 85 and 16th nationally. “I couldn’t believe it then. I still can’t.”Self-funded, Buchanan had raced a street stock a couple times in 2005. His father Ronnie had raced and he came into the year with a learn as you go approach that paid big dividends.“It was always my dream to race and I finally got the chance to do it. I learned a lot as we went. We started from scratch. I think I started with five ratchet wrenches and a pack of sockets,” Buchanan said. “We started with the goal of winning rookie of the year, took a little time off at mid-season and then came back racing twice a week in June to make up a 400 point deficit. We gave it everything we had.”“It takes a lot to race two nights a week, especially when things don’t go right on Friday and you’re up late at night or up early the next morning fixing the car for Saturday,” he said. “I’m already looking forward to racing in this class again next year. I like everything about the division, I like the other drivers I race with and I like IMCA. Hopefully I can get to more tracks.”Starts-40Win-1Additional Top Fives-5HIS CREW: Clint Oliver and girlfriend Ashley Mullican.HIS SPONSOR: Buchanan Motorsports of Kemp.last_img read more

  • Mrs. Roberta J. “Bert” (Dickason) Lamson

    first_imgMrs. Roberta J. “Bert” (Dickason) Lamson, age 89, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 16, 1929, at the family home in Vevay, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late, Joseph L. and Mildred I. (Newkirk) Dickason. She was raised in Vevay, Indiana, where she was a 1947 graduate of Vevay High School. Roberta was united in marriage on July 2, 1953, at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Robert D. “Bob” Lamson. This happy union blessed them with two children, Michael and Lee Ann. Bob and Bert shared 64 years of marriage together until Bob’s passing on October 3, 2017. She was employed by the Selective Service and held several grade level clerical positions for Naval Avionics located in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring after 30+ years of service. She was also an administrative assistant for the School Superintendent of the former Vevay High School in Vevay, Indiana. On December 19, 1947, Roberta became a member of the Bennington Chapter No. 407, Order of Eastern Star and after moving to Indianapolis, joined the Oakland Chapter No. 159, Order of Eastern Star. Bert continued to hold a dual membership in both chapters until her death. She was active in Eastern Star for over 72 years and currently held the position of secretary for the Oakland Chapter. In addition, she served as a past Worthy Matron for both chapters, a past District Deputy and former Grand Representative for the Indiana Grand Chapter. Bert resided in Indianapolis since 1955 and was a member of the Lawrence United Methodist Church where she routinely volunteered her time. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and abundance of friends. Bert passed away at 2:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana after a short illness.Roberta will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Lee Ann Richardson of Monrovia, IN; her son, Michael Wayne Lamson of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Dana Jessee, Robert Lamson and his wife, Rachel, Laura McKinney and her husband, Jack and Holly Wodtke and her husband, Jayson; her great-grandchildren, Luke Jessee, Levi Jessee, Mikey McKinney, Gabe McKinney and Scarlett Lamson; her brother, Harold Dickason and his wife, Mary Ann of Indianapolis, IN; her brother-in-law, William Lee “Bill” Konkle of Vevay, IN, Nick Richardson of Avon, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph L. Dickason, died March 8, 1991 and Mildred I. (Newkirk) Dickason, died July 17, 1982; her husband, Robert D. “Bob” Lamson, died October 3, 2017 and her sister, Mary Lou (Dickason) Konkle, died July 1, 2011.Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Bennington Chapter No. 407 and Oakland Chapter No. 159 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct their service at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence United Methodist Church, Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No.407 or Oakland Order of Eastern Star Chapter No.159. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

  • Spurs without trio for fortnight

    first_imgTottenham have received a huge boost in their hopes for Champions League qualification with the news that Gareth Bale will return to training within two weeks. The statement added: “The results of these scans have indicated that all three players are expected to return to training within two weeks. Bale, Gallas and Lennon have all commenced their treatment today and are responding positively.” Many thought Andre Villas-Boas was just being optimistic when he claimed that Bale would be out for a short time of around three weeks. The way that David Degen trod on the 23-year-old’s standing ankle, twisting it almost at a right angle to his right leg, led to a shriek from the player and Spurs fans inside White Hart Lane started to fear the worst. Yet the results of the scan are even better than expected with the Welshman possibly missing two matches – next Thursday’s second leg against Basle, which follows Sunday’s visit of Everton in the Barclays Premier League. He is scheduled to return to training before Tottenham’s crunch match against champions Manchester City on April 21. There are many statistics that can be used to highlight just how important Bale has been to Tottenham’s success this season, the main one being that he has already found the net 22 times. Many of those goals have been crucial ones that have decided the outcome of matches that seemed lost before he took them by the scruff of the neck. Yet Lennon’s contribution on the right flank has been almost as important, with the England winger finding the best form of his career under Villas-Boas, whose team sit third in the league with seven games of the season left. Bale was carried off on a stretcher during the dying seconds of Spurs’ 2-2 draw against Basle, prompting fears the 22-goal forward could be out for a lengthy period. The Welshman, Aaron Lennon and William Gallas – who also had to come off during Thursday night’s Europa League quarter-final first leg – all underwent scans and the news was positive for the London club. A Spurs statement read: “The club can confirm that Gareth Bale (sprained ankle ligaments), William Gallas (calf strain) and Aaron Lennon (soft tissue contusion below the knee) all underwent scans today (Friday) after being forced off with injuries during our Europa League quarter-final first leg draw with Basel last night.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Scudamore unfazed by Spanish power

    first_img Three days ahead of the start of a new Premier League season, Scudamore boasted on Wednesday that the competition in English football makes it a more attractive product than the Spanish game, regardless of the world stars on show in the Primera Division. Real Madrid have brought in James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos this summer, following impressive World Cup performances. Barcelona have also strengthened, most notably by signing Luis Suarez from Liverpool, who was top scorer in the English top flight last term. Asked how the English game might compete with Spain, Scudamore said: “In one sense, you don’t. “The way the economics of Spanish football work, you’ve got two clubs who, with the way they sell their television rights, they’re allowed to sell their own, and they clean up and they make more money than any of our clubs do. “Our clubs, even our biggest clubs, have stuck with the collective which means we have a collective selling of TV rights. It’s then distributed, and therefore every club has a chance to compete. “Whilst they do have two super clubs that have always attracted some of the world’s top talent – remember (Zinedine) Zidane didn’t come here, Luis Figo didn’t come here – we have the most competitive league.” Scudamore added on BBC Radio 5 Live: “There are more teams being talked about as able to win our title than you’ll ever hear discussed in Spain. “That makes us more interesting around the world. We have a much bigger global appeal than they do currently.” Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore insists he is not worried by “super clubs” Real Madrid and Barcelona cleaning up in the transfer market. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Kane fails to inspire Tottenham

    first_img The match was crying out for some excitement but the second half followed the same pattern as the first: low on quality with the chances strictly limited. Eriksen did manage to contrive himself some space, only to fire over, before Paulinho burst forward and from a promising position scuffed his shot embarrassingly wide. “It’s just like watching Brazil,” sang the Burnley fans. Kane had endured a frustrating afternoon but he finally produced a piece of sublime skill to nutmeg Ben Mee, however his pull-back to the edge of the box missed everybody, and it was a case of ‘as you were’ again. Neither side deserved to win this one although Burnley came within a whisker in injury time when Boyd got his head on to a cross, but – with Spurs hearts in mouths – the ball bounced wide. Press Association A week which began with Kane scoring for England with only his third touch, ended in frustration as Tottenham failed to shine in the sun at Turf Moor. It was a result which did little for either side – Sean Dyche’s Clarets would have escaped the bottom three had they won, while for Spurs their lingering hopes of a top-four spot look to have evaporated. At 21, Kane was the youngest player to captain a side in the Premier League this season, but his team-mates did precious little to create any openings for a player who has become such a talisman for English football that he was in demand from the home fans to sign autographs before kick-off. Kane took over the armband from keeper Hugo Lloris, who was out with a knee injury, and Michel Vorm took over in goal. Three of Spurs’ four England players who appeared against Italy started the match, though not England’s goal-scorer Andros Townsend, who was on the bench. Ryan Mason, one of the Spurs quartet who did play in Turin, nearly gifted Burnley a goal five minutes into the game. Mason’s slip was seized upon by Danny Ings, who bore down on goal but from the penalty spot poked the ball straight at Vorm – a woeful finish. Burnley, not for the first time this season, were unchanged from their previous outing and Sam Vokes was the next to be wasteful after Ashley Barnes had volleyed a cross into a crowded box. The striker scuffed his connection with the ball and a grateful Spurs defence were once more able to hack clear. Tottenham found it difficult to find a rhythm and were restricted to shots from the edge of the area. Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen both brought low saves out of Tom Heaton without ever really testing the Burnley keeper, then when Kane did line one up from 20 yards out on the right he managed to drag it well wide of the target. George Boyd sent a decent effort bouncing a yard past the post before Ings, from distance, nearly made up for his earlier miss by sending a curling shot towards the far top corner only to see Vorm tip it over. Kyle Walker, another of that England quartet, looked to be struggling at the end of the first half and he lasted just 47 seconds of the second before being replaced by Ben Davies. Harry Kane’s first outing as captain of Tottenham failed to inspire Spurs in an insipid 0-0 draw at Burnley. last_img read more