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DNY59/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a defamation lawsuit against attorney Sidney Powell for what they say is her role in orchestrating a “demonstrably false” conspiracy theory about the Colorado-based voting machine company rigging the 2020 presidential election.“She has directly accused Dominion of fraud, election rigging, bribery, and conspiracy, which are serious crimes,” the company wrote in its complaint filed in D.C. federal court. “Powell’s statements have exposed Dominion to the most extreme hatred and contempt.”The suit, which is seeking nearly $1.3 billion in damages, accuses Powell of leading a pervasive campaign to spread false election theories that gained currency with President Donald Trump. A former federal prosecutor, Powell rose to become a close adviser to Trump in the closing days of his presidency, meeting with him repeatedly as he mounted increasingly desperate attempts to overturn the outcome of an election he lost by more than 7 million votes.Powell could not be reached for comment. But after the voting machine company wrote to her last month threatening a suit, she wrote on social media that she would be “retracting nothing We have #evidence They are #fraud masters!”The Dominion lawsuit lands just as those who were persistently pushing false election fraud claims have seen intensifying blowback on multiple fronts. There were media accounts Thursday that Lin Wood, who partnered with Powell on several of the lawsuits, had his Twitter account permanently banned from the social media platform. Woods could not be reached by ABC News at his law firm on Friday.Rudy Giuliani, another lawyer central to the campaign by Trump allies to push bogus claims about the election, is facing new scrutiny for his comments calling for “combat” during the Jan. 6 rally that precipitated the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead.Giuliani defended his comments on social media, saying his “cause is to obtain an honest vote and to end voter fraud before it becomes a permanent tactic of the enabled and media protected Democrat Party.”Fueling the furor at the rally were debunked theories of a rigged election. That included the false claims about Dominion voting machines that were pushed relentlessly in courts, on social media, and in Trump’s public remarks as part of the effort to overturn the election results. In its 124-page complaint, Dominion details how the theories spread like wildfire in conservative news outlets and on social media. In multiple instances, Trump tweeted out theories and reports about the company to his 88 million followers.“Although Powell assured the public during television and radio appearances that her claims were backed by ‘evidence,’ Powell’s ‘evidence’ included declarations from a motley crew of conspiracy theorists, con artists, armchair ‘experts,’ and anonymous sources who were judicially determined to be ‘wholly unreliable,’” Dominion wrote in its complaint.Some of Powell’s most far-fetched theories alleged the company was created in Venezuela by deceased Dictator Hugo Chavez, the complaint said.Dominion wrote in its complaint that as a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Powell — in concert with like-minded allies and media outlets who were determined to promote a false preconceived narrative — Dominion’s founder, Dominion’s employees, Georgia’s governor, and Georgia’s secretary of state have been harassed and have received death threats, and Dominion has suffered enormous harm.The suit marks the start of what could be an onslaught of litigation against the president and his allies, in response to their aggressive attempt to overturn the results of the November election.In recent weeks, Dominion has sent formal letters to over a dozen others, including Giuliani, White House Counsel Pat Cippilone, and Fox News, asking them to retract their statements and preserve documents in preparation for “imminent” litigation.Some conservative outlets, including Fox News and Newsmax, in recent weeks had begun airing retractions to walk back their earlier reports on Dominion as the threat loomed. Powell, though, said she would “double down” on her claims, and continued to push those conspiracies during TV interviews and on social media.Dominion has also not ruled out suing Trump himself for his role in pushing the theories about the company.“We are looking very deliberately at the statements and actions of everyone who has been involved in talking about Dominion. No one has been ruled out,” Tom Clare, the attorney for Dominion, said Friday during a call with reporters.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols Oct 16, 2020 In his remarks at the ceremony the CARICOM Secretary General said it was a historic moment for Haiti and for the Community. He said he was very pleased to see that the CARICOM family has responded to the call and have come to celebrate with Haiti as it hosts CARIFESTA for the first time. The Secretary General also used the opportunity to congratulate and thank the Haitian President as well as the Government and People of Haiti, for their willingness and commitment to support regional integration, as demonstrated through the hosting of CARIFESTA XII. Thanks to the warm hospitality, generosity and hard work of our Haitian brothers and sisters, the CARICOM family is here to display over the next ten days, the immense creativity and phenomenal artistic skills and talents, of which we are justly proud, and for which we are world renowned. Ambassador LaRocque reiterated the CARICOM Heads of Government, Ministers of Culture and the artistic community’s commitment to the implementation of a new and improved CARIFESTA. He said everyone should do their best to ensure that each edition of the Festival is in line with the Region’s mission and brings us closer to the goal of presenting a “world-renowned mega festival of Caribbean cultural and artistic excellence that brings economic benefits, unites the region and excites all peoples”. (L-R)Secretary General of CARICOM Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, his wife Sandra LaRocque and Minister of Culture of Haiti Dithny Joan Raton during the opening ceremony for CARIFESTA XII. Sitting directly behind the SG is ASG in charge of Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Douglas Slater The Haitian President in very warm and heartfelt remarks said he was very pleased to see CARIFESTA XII happening in Haiti. He also used the opportunity to thank the CARICOM Secretary General and the people of CARICOM for helping to make it happen. President Martelly also extended gratitude to everyone involved in the planning and execution of the event. The event continued with performances from various Haitian artistes who wowed the audience with powerful voices and extraordinary talent but which were curtailed by rain. CARIFESTA XII continues today with the opening of the exhibition “Shared Memories” at the Haitian National Museum (Mupanah) and the opening of the Grand Market in Champ de Mars. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 16, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Haitian ladies in tradition dress during the opening parade The twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XII) opened last night with a plethora of exciting performances, speeches and fireworks! The event began with a parade of all the countries represented dressed in their traditional country wear and arriving in the Haitian traditional mode of transportation, tap-taps! It was a scene of pure excitement, vibrant colors and smiles all around. The Haitians were very gracious and the refrain “welcome to Haiti!” was a common feature of the night’s proceedings. The ceremony was attended by President of the Republic of Haiti H. E. Michel Martelly, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Minister of Culture, Haiti, Hon. Dithny Joan Raton, Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth, Barbados Hon. Stephen Lashley as well as other dignitaries and members of the diplomatic corps. Oct 16, 2020 CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Haiti making preparations for CARIFESTA XIIHaiti is currently making preparations to greet and host several thousands of people from the Region and other countries who are expected to converge there for CARIFESTA XII. The festival of arts and culture runs from August 21 to 30 and will feature events across the country. CARIFESTA, which is the largest…May 25, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARIFESTA XII closes on a high!The twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts CARIFESTA XII has come to a close. The ten-day mega cultural event ended with a closing ceremony at the Kiosque Ocide Jeanty in Champs Mas, Haiti on Sunday night. The night’s activities included a culmination of performances from various Caribbean groups…August 31, 2015In “CARICOM”CARIFESTA XII Launch: a taste of vibrant, exciting event in AugustCARIFESTA XII in Haiti next month promises to be a vibrant and exciting event if the regional launch is anything to go by! Hundreds of Haitians and CARICOM delegates converged on the Ibo Lele Hotel for the regional launch of the regional mega-event on Tuesday evening. CARIFESTA will be held…July 8, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp
Minors A Field at Overlook Park in White Rock may be renamed Hope Field to honor Hope Jaramillo, a longtime supporter of girls softball and coach of Little League and USSSA softball teams. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com Hope JaramilloCOUNTY News:Los Alamos County is considering a citizen petition to rename Minors A Field at the Overlook Sports Complex in White Rock to Hope Field, after local resident Hope Jaramillo. Jaramillo passed away Jan. 29, 2020. Under County Code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or renaming any County facility – or in this case, a field – after a deceased individual, and such a request can only be considered six months or more after the person’s death.Members of the public are invited to attend a virtual online public hearing about this petition at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.Registration details for the Zoom webinar will be released later in September. During the hearing, the public may speak “for” or “against” the renaming of the field for Hope Jaramillo.The following is the language in the petition regarding the request for renaming the segment, submitted by Robbie Harris, the petitioner. Harris is the Varsity Softball Coach at Los Alamos High School and a Los Alamos County resident: Please support renaming Minors A to Hope Field. I ask for your support in renaming Minors A Field at Overlook Sports Complex to Hope Field in memory of Hope Jaramillo who recently passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Hope was a huge supporter of girls softball in Los Alamos and always found a way to volunteer her time to coach Little League and USSSA softball teams. She was instrumental in coordinating activities, designing tournament shirts, acquiring food, and running the concession stand with her husband, Joe, for the annual local high school Junior Varsity softball tournament. She was a significant asset to our softball community as she was the epitome of selflessness, courage and volunteerism.Those unable to attend the public hearing may email comments to [email protected] or submit comments in writing to the County’s Public Information Officer Julie Habiger at 1000 Central Ave., Ste 350. All comments must be received before 5 p.m. Sept. 15. An impartial committee of citizens, business owners and Boards and Commissions members will consider this request at the public hearing, take public comment, and then vote upon a recommendation to forward to the Los Alamos County Council for its regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 (location TBA – either using Zoom virtual online meeting or in Council Chambers.)
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By The Nelson Daily SportsFor those people living under a rock, the month is April and not February.Which means golf courses should not be opening for the first time, but already have seen hoards of birdies, bogeys and pars.Still good things come to those who wait.And the wait is over as the 18-hole Balfour course begins the 2011 season this week.The Les Furber designed facility opens the driving range for patrons Monday before sending golfers out to the first tee box Friday, April 15th.“Last year we opened March 15th, so we’re a full month behind,” said Balfour club professional Brad Woods. “But last year it rained a lot in April so maybe we’re right on schedule.”Balfour is not the first course out of the starting gates.Woods said drier courses in Christina Lake, Creston and Birchbank have already seen players on the track.Castlegar is offering a modified nine until the snow backs off from some of the isolated parts of the course.The Balfour course is known a challenging course with clearly defined fairways capped with beautifully contoured greens. All these while players get the opportunity to witness the stunning beauty that is emphasized by the natural surroundings.Some of the highlighted tournaments this season at Balfour include the Ted Hargreaves Memorial, the Barry Crispin Memorial, the Seniors and Ladies Opens as well as the Men’s Match Play in late May.Call the Balfour pro shop at 250-229-5655 to make a tee time.No date on when Granite Pointe at Nelson will [email protected]
Croke Park isthe venue for the prestigious TG4 All-Ireland Senior, Intermediate and JuniorFinals on Sunday, September 15, but the stadium will also play host to aglamour double-header three weeks earlier, when the Senior finalists will beconfirmed. THE LadiesGaelic Football Association and Championship sponsors TG4 have announced today(TUESDAY) that the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Senior semi-finals will be played atCroke Park on Sunday, August 25. The excitingnews was confirmed at the official launch of the 2019 TG4 All-IrelandChampionships.Meanwhile, ithas also been confirmed that the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate semi-finals onAugust 17 will be played at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. 12 counties willbattle it out for the Brendan Martin Cup, the big prize on offer for the TG4All-Ireland Senior Championship winners, with holders Dublin aiming for a thirdsuccessive title. TG4 hascommitted to screening 17 Championship fixtures during the 2019 season,beginning next Saturday, July 13, and running until All-Ireland Final Day onSunday, September 15, when the TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and SeniorFinals will be screened exclusively LIVE.Over the courseof eight weekends, TG4 will bring viewers the very best action from theAll-Ireland Championships, with the Senior and Intermediate Competitions to beplayed once again on a round-robin basis. The action getsunderway next weekend, July 13/14, and the TG4 cameras will be present atO’Moore Park in Portlaoise for a LIVE double-header. Connachtchampions Galway and opponents Kerry will throw-in at 1.45pm, with that gamefollowed by the meeting of TG4 All-Ireland and Leinster Senior champions Dublinand Munster runners-up Waterford, at 3.30pm. It has also beenconfirmed that the LIVE double-header on Saturday July 20 (Donegal v Tyrone andCork v Cavan) will be played at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar. A week later, onSaturday July 27, Bord Na Móna O’Connor Park in Tullamore will host Mayo vDonegal and Armagh v Cork, two games which will also be shown LIVE by TG4. Last September’sTG4 All-Ireland Finals attracted a record 50,141 attendance to Croke Park, afigure that was a world record for a stand-alone female sporting event in 2018.TG4’s coveragealso attracts a significant TV audience in Ireland and globally on the TG4Player www.tg4.tvSpeaking onbehalf of TG4, Ardstiúrthóir Alan Esslemont said: “TG4 is extremelyproud once more to be the main sponsors for the 2019 LGFA All-Ireland LadiesFootball Championship.“Thecomprehensive coverage we give to the games – at all levels – show theimportance that TG4 places on this wonderful sport, which is growing inpopularity year on year. “It is yetanother great example of our unique heritage and we are extremely proud of thewonderful partnership that has been built between the LGFA and TG4 over theyears. “ThisSummer TG4 will screen 17 fixtures covering the Senior, Intermediate and Juniorchampionships, running until All-Ireland Final day on Sunday, September 15. “Over thecourse of eight weekends, TG4 will bring the very best action from theChampionships not just on our TV channel in Ireland but also worldwide on theTG4 Player, on our YouTube channel and now also on Facebook Live, culminatingat Croke Park when the TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Seniorchampions will be crowned. “Viewerscan keep up with all the action on social media @SpórtTG4 as well. “TG4 is alsodelighted to be supporting the ‘20 x 20 – Women in Sport’ initiative, which isaiming to increase the profile of women’s sport at all levels. “Throughour very successful partnership with LGFA and Lidl, TG4 is extremely proud thatwe can help to give women’s football the prominence it deserves. “The#properfan campaign has contributed to a surge in interest in the games and thestunning success of last year’s LGFA Championship has brought a very welcomefocus onto all women’s sports throughout Ireland.” Marie Hickey,President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, commented: “We arelooking forward to another superb summer of action in the TG4 All-IrelandChampionships. “We’vealready witnessed some brilliant football in the provincial competitions, andnow attention turns to the race for All-Ireland Final places at Croke Park onSeptember 15. “We arealso delighted to announce that our 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championshipsemi-finals will be played at Croke Park on Sunday, August 25. “This isanother huge step forward for our Association and it will be great to watch thefour semi-finalists battle it out at Croke Park for coveted places in theFinal. “I wouldonce again like to pay tribute to our wonderful Championship sponsors andbroadcast partners TG4. “We werethrilled to sign a four-year extension with TG4 last year, taking us up to theend of the 2022 season. “2020 willmark the 20th year of a partnership that dates back to 2000, when TG4 becametitle sponsors of our Championships. “TG4continue to take our sport to new, unprecedented and record-breaking levels. “We alsohave a large overseas population to cater for and TG4 have the ability toprovide coverage to people outside of Ireland, which is hugely important to us.“I wouldalso like to reference our National League sponsors and official retailpartners Lidl, who will work closely alongside TG4 in the promotion of ourChampionship games along the road to Croke Park. “I wouldalso like to take this opportunity to thank the GAA for their cooperation as wenow look forward to not one, but two, huge occasions at Croke Park in Augustand September. “Ourcolleagues in the GAA have also helped us to secure county grounds for many ofour top-level games in the early rounds of the All-Ireland series. “LadiesFootball continues to lead the way in Irish women’s sport and after setting yetanother attendance record for our TG4 All-Ireland Finals in 2018, we’re aiming togo even higher again in September. “We needthe help of clubs and counties to achieve that, and I’d appeal to all sportsfans, at home and abroad, to get behind our magnificent players and followtheir progress as they set out on their potential journeys to Croke Park, viathe All-Ireland series. “I wish allof the competing teams the very best of luck for the season ahead.“It’s timefor you, our supporters, to show that you’re a #ProperFan and #FollowOurJourneyto Croke Park for the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Finals.” The 2019 TG4All-Ireland Ladies Football championships were officially launched at CrokePark today, with representatives from all 32 participating teams present at thevenue which will host the Finals on September 15. Holders Dublinwill play their first qualifier game against Waterford next Saturday, July 13,as part of TG4’s LIVE double-header alongside the meeting of Connacht championsGalway and Kerry. Elsewhere, Corkwill harbour hopes of regaining the TG4 All-Ireland Senior title they last wonin 2016, after winning the Lidl National League Division 1 crown and Munstersilverware. In the West,Galway made it three Connacht senior titles in a row, a feat that was alsoachieved by Donegal in Ulster. In the Senior Championship,four qualifier groups will contain three teams in each. Each team willplay two games each in their respective groups and, from there, eightquarter-finalists will emerge.The TG4Intermediate and Junior championships will be keenly contested once again andare sure to produce some cracking fare. Meath, beatenIntermediate Finalists last year, will hope to go one better but they’ll facestiff opposition from Tipperary, the Intermediate Champions from two years ago,and Wexford, who defeated Meath in the Leinster Final. Roscommon, whoretained their Connacht title, will also fancy their chances and, in total,there are 14 counties in the running for the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup. The TG4 juniorchampionship will feature six counties including 2018 runners-up Louth. Antrim, who beatFermanagh to win the Ulster title, are another impressive outfit, while Carlow,Derry and London are also in the race. TG4All-Ireland Championship – Round 1 – July 13/14 Senior: Group 1: Cavan vArmagh Group 2:Waterford v Dublin Group 3: Galwayv Kerry Group 4: Tyronev Mayo Intermediate:Group 1: Down vSligo/Limerick v Kildare Group 2:Tipperary v Meath/Longford v Wicklow Group 3: Clare vWexfordGroup 4:Roscommon v Leitrim Junior: Group A: Carlowv Louth Group B: Derry vAntrimprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Strike a Blow 6 White Collar Boxing programme in aid of Galway Hospice starts next week. This is one of the biggest white collar fight nights going and sees up to thirty people (Men and Women) get together and raise money for Galway Hospice. Previous years have seen incredible success not only in the standard of boxing but the incredible money that has been raised for a very deserving organisation who bring great care to those who are sick and their fanilies. John Mulligan has moreIf you want to get fit in just 8 weeks this is your chance to sign up for the programme and also raise money for this fantastic charity. Their experienced team will take through the training and teaching you the art of boxing in a short period of time. Ring Lucian ( Albert) for more details on 087-7468440.
Andrew Slattery closes in on Champion Apprentice Jockey Title Mrs John Magnier holds a narrow advantage in the Champion Owner Title raceAidan O’Brien to retain Champion Trainer TitleThe conclusion of the 2019 Flat season at Naas Racecourse onSunday, November 3 is fast approaching and the day will be marked bypresentations to the champion owner, trainer, jockey and apprentice.The race for the apprentice championship is still up forgrabs but County Tipperary’s Andrew Slattery is certainly in pole position with42 winners. He leads the 2017 champion Oisin Orr by two, the pair clear in thetable from last season’s champion Shane Crosse on 28 winners. Ben Coen, acousin of Slattery’s and joint-second in the championship last year, is next onthe list with 27 winners. County Tipperary’s Andrew Slattery is in pole position for the Champion Apprentice Jockey Title with 42 winners Champion ApprenticeJockey Title RaceAndrew Slattery 42Oisin Orr 40Shane Crosse 28Ben Coen 27 Oisin Orr, just two winners behind Andrew Slattery in the race for Champion Apprentice Jockey Title Donnacha O’Brien is on target to be crowned Champion Jockeyfor the second successive year after another incredible season that saw him addto his Classic haul in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas on the Aidan O’Brien-trainedMagna Grecia. At home, Donnacha won the Group 2 Beresford Stakes on hisfather’s Innisfree and the Group 2 Kilboy Estates Stakes on Red Tea, trained byhis brother, Joseph.Broome, Mohawk, Latrobe, Buckhurst, Waitingfortheday andBlenheim Palace were domestic Group 3 winners for Donnacha who has amassed 104winners in Ireland this season and enjoys a five-winner lead over Colin Keane,the 2017 champion, whose season’s highlight was the Group 1 success of the GerLyons-trained Siskin in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh in August.If Keane can reach the 100-winner mark, it will be the first time that two Flatjockeys have reached a century of winners in the same season.Mrs John Magnier, seeking to become champion owner for the18th time since 2000, holds a slender advantage over fellow Coolmore partnersMichael Tabor and Derrick Smith.Aidan O’Brien is set to be the champion trainer once again,an award he wins for the 22nd time. The Ballydoyle maestro, who turned 50 thismonth, won the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas with Hermosa and the Dubai DutyFree Irish Derby with Sovereign and enjoyed further Group 1 success withMagical which won the Tattersalls Gold Cup and the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakesand Fairyland and Love, winners of the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes andthe Moyglare Stud Stakes respectively. Donnacha O’Brien is the clear favourite to retain Champion Jockey Title; Aidan O’Brien to retain Champion Trainer Title All racehorse owners that have had runners on the Flat thisseason will be entitled to complimentary admission to Naas on Sunday. To availof these free tickets, RSVP to [email protected] with owner name, address andthe number of tickets required.There are sixmeetings remaining in the 2019 Irish Flat season:• Dundalkon Friday October 25• Leopardstown on Saturday October 26• Galwayon Monday October 28 • Dundalk onWednesday October 30• Dundalkon Friday November 1• Naas onSunday November 3print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Donnacha O’Brien is the clear favourite to retain Champion Jockey Title
ANTHONY KNOCKAERT took a leaf out of Philippe Coutinho’s book as he ducked down behind Brighton’s wall for a Christian Eriksen free kick.If you were thinking the Frenchman, 26, was sneaking out of the line of fire, you would be mistaken.6 Anthony Knockaert knelt down behind Brighton’s wall to stop Christian Eriksen driving a low free kickCredit: Rex Features6 Philippe Coutinho made a similar manoeuvre with Liverpool last seasonCredit: Rex FeaturesThe Dane – who has a wand of a right foot – has a knack of being able to hit the ball exactly where he wants it, either over or under a wall.And Brighton manager Chris Hughton drilled his players not to take any chances during the 1-1 draw.Knockaert drew the short straw as he crouched down side-on to the wall with one knee out in front and one under his body.The defensive manoeuvre copies that of Coutinho, who did the same last season during Liverpool’s game against Spurs.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesPicturedSOR SUBJECTNeymar’s ex-girlfriend Soraja Vucelic almost pops out of dress in steamy selfie6 Referee Kevin Friend reminded Knockaert over the laws of the game ahead of the free kickCredit: Rex Features6 Anthony Knockaert has been a key member of Brighton’s squad this seasonCredit: AFP or licensors6 Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead in the first halfCredit: Getty Images – Getty6 Brighton were able to smother the Tottenham free-kickCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdReferee Kevin Friend also had a word with the midfielder, but did not tell him he could not block the ball in a crouched-down position.The Seagulls’ tactic may have just done the job as well, as Eriksen, 26, laid the ball off to Harry Kane, who sent a lame effort at Maty Ryan.WINNING XI Aguero named in Team of the Year for the first time as De Bruyne and Salah get nodBrighton secured a much-needed point against high-flying Spurs at the Amex as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.Kane opened the scoring for the away side, before Pascal Gross equalised for the South Coast side from the spot.Brighton 1-1 Tottenham: Pascal Groß scores penalty moments after Harry Kane’s opener in great match at the AMEX