It was a shock but everyone’s OK, says Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen after knife raid

first_imgSPURS star Jan Vertonghen has spoken of his shock after armed raiders terrorised his family while he was on Champions League duty in Germany.Wife Sophie and their two children were at the £3million home when four men with machetes and knives burst in.5 Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen told the Sun of his shock after his wife and children were threatened with machetesCredit: PA:Empics SportThe masked gang fled with electrical goods on Tuesday evening.Vertonghen was an unused sub as Spurs crashed out 4-0 on aggregate to RB Leipzig.The Belgian defender, 32, told The Sun of the raid: “I’m OK. Obviously it’s a big shock for everyone.“The family are in shock but OK. It is what it is.”5 Jan’s wife Sophie and their two children were threatened with machetes during the raid on their £3million North London home5 Vertonghen was an unused sub for Tottennham’s Champions League clash against RB LeipzigCredit: Rex FeaturesAsked what was stolen, he said: “I’m sorry I can’t tell you. We want to keep it as private as we can.”It is believed Sophie complied with the robbers’ demands before they fled.The family’s four-storey home is in a quiet part of North London.A police investigation is under way but no arrests have been made yet.5 The Belgian defender, 32, said: ‘The family are in shock but OK’5 Neither Jan’s wife Sophie nor his children were injured in the raidA next-door neighbour said they had been informed of the raid.The woman, who did not wish to be named, added: “They are quite private.“I don’t think they’d want me talking.”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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticA Met Police spokesman confirmed: “Police were called to a residential address on March 10 to report a burglary.“It was reported four men wearing balaclavas, armed with knives, had forced entry and stolen a number of items before leaving.“Nobody was injured. There have been no arrests made and our inquiries continue.”Jan Vertonghen parties with stunning Wag at Stormzy gig as fans stop to chant Tottenham star’s name GOT a news story? RING us on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL read more

Marinerong Pilipino continues to stay afloat, tops Wangs

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Gabriel paced Wangs Basketball with 19 points and five rebounds, while Michael Juico got 17 markers, four boards, and three assists in the defeat.The Couriers ended their campaign at 5-5, still with a chance to advance to the quarterfinals, but their fate would largely depend on the fortunes of the other teams which are still in the playoff race.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 83 – Isip 29, Lopez 12, Alabanza 9, Iñigo 8, Sargent 8, Subido 7, Moralde 5, Marata 4, Javelona 1, Javillonar 0.WANGS BASKETBALL 82 – Gabriel 19, Juico 17, Herndon 15, Tayongtong 11, Habelito 6, Montemayor 6, Sorela 4, Ambulodto 2, Arambulo 2, Bitoon 0, De Chavez 0, Riley 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mark Isip. PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino scored a huge 83-82 victory over Wangs Basketball to remain in the playoff hunt in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Julian Sargent found an open John Lopez for the go-ahead bucket with 27.6 seconds left, before the former La Salle forward made his imprint on the defensive end, halting Jon Gabriel’s potential game-winner in the waning seconds to seal the deal for his crew.ADVERTISEMENT “Clearly, it was the grace of God. It was our faith that gave us the positive attitude that even though we’re down by 13 in the last four minutes, we didn’t waive and kept on believing that God will help us,” said coach Koy Banal, as the Skippers battled back from an 80-67 deficit with 4:46 to play.Mark Isip led the Marinerong Pilipino fightback as he dropped eight of his 29 points in the fourth period, while also grabbing nine rebounds and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Lopez added 12 markers, eight boards, and three assists, JR Alabanza had none points and five rebounds, and Sargent just missed out on a double-double with his eight markers, nine boards, four assists, and four blocks.The Skippers continued their late rally in the homestretch of the eliminations as they coasted to their third straight win to level their standing at 4-4. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Quarters: 12-18, 40-38, 63-69, 83-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Morado: We rely on every spiker who comes to the floor Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more


first_imgMichael McCullagh pictured at the recent launch of the bike gathering with his first cousin from Ballyshannon Aisling McLoone who is participating in the Great Ethiopian Run in November.Since 2002 Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) have been sending volunteers to work in education and community projects across Ethiopia.Over the past eleven years more than twenty volunteers from Co. Donegal have travelled and worked in these projects.To celebrate the magnificent contribution that these and all VLM volunteers have made through the years, VLM has organized an All Ireland Vintage Motorbike Gathering which will finish in Donegal on Sunday August 18th next. Fr. Michael McCullagh, a Vincentian priest from Dungloe, is a director of VLM, a returned volunteer and one of the core team of bikers who will take to the roads of Ireland next week.He said “As a celebration of our work over the last decade we are holding an All Ireland Vintage Motorbike Gathering from Tuesday August 13th to Monday August 19th at locations all over the country. Local motor cyclists will come to meet the touring group and escort them into the various towns on the route.“We are also planning to meet with past volunteers on our tour which will stop in Carlow, Enniscorthy, Cork, Ennis, Galway and Sligo. I am delighted to say that the tour will finish in Dungloe and Gweedore on Sunday August 18th where a welcoming function will be held that evening.’‘In the past 10 years we have been sending volunteers to Ethiopia and have always got an excellent response from Donegal. Some of the projects where Donegal volunteers worked include St Josephs Kindergarten and Primary School, Bulbula, Alemachin rehabilitation centre for disabled children, Addis Ababa, the Ambo Lazarist School for the Deaf, Ambo and the Vincentian primary school in Bonga’ stated Fr. Michael at the recent launch of the All Ireland Motorbike Gathering. ‘We recruit volunteers on from various backgrounds including education, childcare, sign language, creative arts, carpentry, plumbing or electrics, hotel management, business and IT. Placements are generally for 1-3 months, available year-round. Anyone interested in volunteering with us can find out more on The projects we are involved in make a huge difference to disadvantaged communities in Ethiopia and many past volunteers have stated that their time in Ethiopia was one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives’ he added.VLM works in partnership with the Vincentian Fathers and the Daughters of Charity. Both congregations run a variety of projects across Ethiopia in both urban and rural settings. Projects are focused on education, women’s development and supporting people to build up their own business and livelihoods.RTÉ’s Mary Kennedy will officially launch the All-Ireland Motorbike Gathering from The Church Bar and Restaurant, Mary’s Street, Dublin 1 on Tuesday August 13th at 11.00 a.m.The core group of bikers, including Fr Michael will be waved off to their next stop which is Carlow town. Bikers from the U.K will join the main body of the tour and bikers from Germany will join the gathering later in the week.The final stage of the rout will be Donegal, with the core group passing through Bundoran, Ballyshannon, Donegal Town and Mountcharles around Sunday lunchtime. The main highlight of the gathering will be an ascent of Glengesh Pass on Sunday afternoon, where over 100 bikers will gather in the local beauty spot, with the moment being captured by ariel photographers. This event will mark the centenary of a famous ascent of the Pass in 1913 by celebrated motor cyclists of the time.‘We hope that the All Ireland Vintage Motorbike Gathering will raise much needed funds for VLM’s work in Ethiopia. If you are a past volunteer, a regular VLM supporter or have attended our Gala Ball over the past few years come out and generously support the Bike Gathering this August’ concluded Fr. Michael.To donate online to this event, visit the Vincentian Lay Missionaries page on and for more information on the event please visit There will be daily updates on Radio na Gaeltachta or you can follow the event on Facebook at or Twitter at #VintageBikeGathering.BIKER PRIEST TO HIGHLIGHT WORK OF DONEGAL VOLUNTEERS IN ETHIOPIA was last modified: August 12th, 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)last_img read more