Lions desperate to overcome history against Hurricanes

first_imgThe Lions have lost their last eight games home and away to the New Zealand side, including a 20-3 defeat in last year’s Super Rugby final in Wellington, and a humbling 50-17 home loss in the 2016 regular season.That heavy defeat was the last time the South Africans were beaten at their Ellis Park fortress, amassing a winning run of 14 games since, that almost came to an end against the Sharks in the quarter-finals last weekend.Coach Johan Ackermann, who heads to English Premiership side Gloucester at the end of the Super Rugby campaign, has selected an unchanged side from that narrow 23-21 win but is without the dynamism and leadership of injured captain Warren Whiteley, who might have been invaluable in such a crucial clash.”The Hurricanes are a team that play in your face,” Ackermann said.”They like to put teams under pressure and they did that to us last year, so hopefully we’ll handle that pressure better this time.”Maybe we won’t run as much as we did a year ago, but rather kick better tactically. We must also remember it’s a year later and the teams have changed since we last met here.”The Hurricanes have been able to select hooker and captain Dane Coles from the start for what will be his 100th Super Rugby cap in one of two changes from the side that defeated the ACT Brumbies 35-16 in their quarter-final in Canberra.Coles returned off the bench in that win having been missing since March after suffering a concussion against the Otago Highlanders.”It will be a massive honour to join those players in reaching a milestone that I never thought I would achieve,” Coles said in a press release from the Hurricanes.This year’s Super Rugby joint top try-scorer Vince Aso also returns from a groin injury at centre, which has had a domino effect through the backline.Aso takes the place of Jordie Barrett, who moves to fullback in place of Nehe Milner-Skudder. The latter has shifted to the right wing, which has sent South African-born Wes Goosen out onto the left wing in the place of Julian Savea, who drops to the bench.Victory for the Lions will see them host the Super Rugby final against the Canterbury Crusaders or the Waikato Chiefs, who meet in the other semi-final in Christchurch on Saturday.last_img read more

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Columbian bears the brunt of another June Mar Fajardo explosion

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We still have to work on a lot of things. We need to improve our defense because sometimes we tend to relax,” he said.“But when we play as a team and share the ball, we’re a very strong team and we play great so we need everyone to step up and not relax.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Four of the San Miguel Beer center’s seven games where he scored the most points have come against Kia, which is now known as Columbian, with the latest a 37-point explosion on Wednesday night.Fajardo, though, shrugged off the notion when asked why he’s had his way when playing the same opponent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: Fajardo nets career-high 36 points as SMB beats Kia“We just needed a win,” Fajardo, who went 15-of-21 from the field, told reporters in Filipino after the 129-117 win. “We need to get back into the standings and fortunately for us, we won.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Despite slim chances, Blackwater not bowing out just yet Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial The 6-foot-10 Fajardo scored 17 in the fourth quarter, including nine during a 16-4 run that put the game away.“Credit to my teammates. Alex had a triple-double and as usual, our import was there for us so everyone contributed,” he said, referring to Alex Cabagnot, who collected 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Renaldo Balkman, who had 27 points and 18 rebounds.The Beermen have now won three in a row to even their slate to 3-3.READ: Fajardo, Beermen make it 3 straight with rout of DyipFajardo, however, said San Miguel still has a lot of work left to do.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours There must be something about the Kia franchise that brings out the best in June Mar Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

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President leaves today for another round of chemotherapy

first_imgPresident David Granger will today leave for Cuba for another round of chemotherapy at the Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ).This is his third medical visit to Cuba since November, when he was first diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of cancer which develops in the lymphatic system.On Monday, the Head of State met with top officials of the Joint Services and with his Cabinet.The President and First Lady Sandra Granger had travelled to Cuba on October 30, 2018 to enable his undergoing medical tests after he had complained of feeling unwell. Days later, he was diagnosed with cancer.The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. It comprises of clear fluid called lymph, which contains infection-fighting white blood cells known as lymphocytes, and the lymphatic vessels through which it flows.The President was discharged from the hospital in Cuba on November 6, after undergoing a series of tests and surgical procedures. He returned to Guyana on November 20, after he was given approval by his medical team to travel. On December 4, the President left the shores of Guyana for a second time to continue his chemotherapy.Chemotherapy targets cells that grow and divide quickly, as cancer cells do. Unlike radiation or surgery, which targets specific areas, chemo can work throughout the body. But it can also affect some fast-growing healthy cells, such as those which make up the skin, hair, and bone marrow.In May of this year, Granger and the First Lady had travelled to Trinidad and Tobago to undergo what was referred to as their annual medical check-up.At the time, and in response to reports in the press, the Government had revealed that the couple did their examinations under a Caribbean medical insurance scheme at the Good Health Medical Centre. The results of those check-ups, Government had said, had indicated a clean bill of health.last_img read more

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Carpenter remanded on break and enter charge

first_imgA carpenter, who admitted that he assisted in removing items from a home that was broken into, was remanded to prison on Wednesday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Daniel GullifordFifty-seven-year-old Daniel Gulliford appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.The charge stated that between August 15 and 16, 2019, at Lot 335 Cummings Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, he broke and entered the home of Revton Turman and stole a number of items valued at $377,000.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield did not object to bail, however, he asked that bail be granted in a substantial amount based on the value of the items.The prosecutor further indicated that the defendant had admitted to removing items from the home upon his arrest.However, the defendant told the court that he was the victim’s neighbour, but due to the incident, he moved out of the area and has nowhere to go.The Magistrate, after listening to both sides, remanded Gulliford to prison and the matter was adjourned until August 28, 2019.last_img read more

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H1N1 clinic runs on Tuesday

first_imgNorthern Health will be holding another H1N1 vaccination clinic in Fort St. John on Tuesday. This time, the clinic will be held at the Fort St. John Health Unit at 10115 110th Avenue. The free vaccine will be offered to anyone who wants or needs it, on Tuesday, December 22nd. The clinic runs from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Advertisement -H1N1 influenza, seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are all available during the public health clinic. Northern Health anticipates it will continue to hold influenza vaccination clinics in the New Year. For current information on clinics, visit www.northernhealth.calast_img

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Community news roundup

first_imgROBERT F. KENNEDY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will discuss the 2007 California Democratic Party State Convention in San Diego at their monthly meeting starting at 6p.m. Monday at the Sizzler Restaurant, 15252 Rosecrans Ave., La Mirada. For more information, call (562) 943-8527.RIO HONDO AMATEUR RADIO CLUB will meet Monday at the Police Service Center, 11576 E. Telegraph Road. For more information, call (562) 699-5195.LA MIRADA GADABOUTS CLUB meets at 1 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at the La Mirada Community Center Activity Building, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. For more information, call(562) 902-3160. PICO RIVERA HISTORY AND HERITAGE SOCIETY invites new members to meet with them at 1:15 p.m. on the third Friday of each month in the Rivera Library, 7823 Serapis Ave., Pico Rivera. For more information, call (562) 948-2408. MONTEBELLO HISTORICAL SOCIETY will hold their monthly meeting to present the story of M’s Flowers at 7 p.m. April 12. The meeting will be in the basement room of the Senior Citizen Center, 115 S. Taylor Ave., Pico Rivera. For further information, call (323)721-8779. WHITTIER CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S CONNECTION will have their “Spring into Spring” luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 19 at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Drive. Kris Peterson will be the guest speaker and will explain her ideas of having a bad hair day. Eileen Gerber will also be displaying an array of fashions. Cost is $16.75. For reservations or information, call (562) 693-9182.Club items must be received by the Monday prior to publication. Submit to Community News, Whittier Daily News, 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Gorman fire chars 2,500 acres

first_imgGORMAN – Firefighters made progress today on a 2,500-acre wildfire that chased thousands of people from campsites near Los Padres National Forest. The 4-square-mile blaze was 50 percent surrounded at midday and was expected to be fully contained by 6 tonight, said Los Angeles County fire Capt. Mike Brown. “Things are looking really good,” Brown said. “The fire has kept itself in check on the fire lines.” The 200 firefighters on the lines were helped by dipping nighttime temperatures, although water-dropping aircraft were grounded overnight. More than 3,000 people were evacuated from campsites at a state off-road recreation area, located between Los Padres and Angeles national forests, officials said. At least eight homes were briefly evacuated as a precaution. The fire was reported at about 2 p.m. Saturday near the Golden State Freeway just south of Gorman. No injuries have been reported and the cause was under investigation, authorities said. Southern California Edison reported 18 homes were without power due to the fire, but authorities said no homes were immediately threatened. Gorman is about 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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12-2! The phenomenal Liverpool record that no other club can match

first_img1 Liverpool celebrate beating Middlesbrough on penalties Penalties require nerves of steel and that’s just what a bunch of Liverpool youngsters had when they successfully beat Middlesbrough 14-13 from the spot in the Capital One Cup third round on Tuesday evening. But such calmness under pressure from 12 yards is not unusual when it comes to the Redmen as the Merseyside outfit boast one of the finest penalty shoot-out records in history.Liverpool have faced 14 nerve-shredding shoot-out experiences in competitive football, but have buckled under the strain just twice. The first was back in 1993 when they were downed 4-3 on penalties by Wimbledon in a League Cup fourth round replay. No embarrassment there as back then the Dons were a bruising Premier League outfit, who had beaten Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final after saving a penalty from the Redmen.The club’s only other penalty shoot-out defeat was far more embarrassing, coming at the hands of fourth tier Northampton Town in a League Cup third round tie in 2010. The League Two outfit held a second string Liverpool side to a 2-2 draw, during Roy Hodgson’s brief but wretched spell as manager, then triumphed 4-2 on spot-kicks at a stunned Anfield.Those black marks pale into insignificance when you consider just how impressive the Reds have been on the vast majority of occasions they have lined up after extra-time.Going back to their first victory – a 6-5 triumph from the spot over champions Leeds in the 1974 Charity Shield – Liverpool have been calmness personified from the spot, especially on the biggest occasions. Two of the Merseyside club’s European Cup final successes have come via a penalty shoot-out.Joe Fagan managed Liverpool to continental glory in 1984 when, after being held to a 1-1 draw by Roma in the Italian club’s own stadium, his side cooly stuck away four penalties to the Serie A side’s two, in the first European Cup final to be decided by spot kicks.That shoot-out entered football folklore thanks to goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar’s ‘spaghetti legs’ antics, when the Liverpool number one attempted to unsettle Roma’s penalty takers by wobbling all over the place, as if to say, ‘This is how nervous you should be right now!’Then, of course, came the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’, when Rafa Benitez led the Reds to an incredible comeback victory over AC Milan in 2005. A Steven Gerrard-inspired outfit came from 3-0 down at half-time to force extra-time and penalties. With the Italians totally shellshocked, future Chelsea flop Andrey Shevchenko saw his penalty saved by Jerzy Dudek – repeating Grobbelaar’s tactics at the request of Jamie Carragher – as Liverpool won the shoot-out 3-2.There was also a third success on the European stage from the spot just two seasons later when the Reds beat Chelsea 4-1 in a Champions League semi-final shoot-out at Anfield, after the tie had finished 1-1 on aggregate.And it doesn’t end there when it comes to Liverpool’s shoot-out success. The Reds have also tasted glory twice from the spot in winning the League Cup final (2001 and 2012) and once in the FA Cup final (2006), not to mention the FA Cup semi final (1992).So while it may have been a tricky start to the new season for Brendan Rodgers’ side, it is fair to say his team lived up to the weight of history with their phenomenal 14-13 shoot-out win in the Capital One Cup.Liverpool’s penalty shoot-out record:1. WON Leeds – 1974 Charity Shield (1-1 AET) 6-5 on penalties2. WON Roma – 1984 European Cup final (1-1 AET) 4-2 on penalties3. WON Portsmouth – 1992 FA Cup semi-final replay (0-0 AET) 3-1 on penalties4. LOST Wimbledon – 1993 League Cup fourth round replay (2-2 AET) 3-4 on penalties5. WON Birmingham -1995 FA Cup third round replay (1-1 AET) 2-0 on penalties6. WON Birmingham – 2001 League Cup final (1-1 AET) 5-4 on penalties7. WON Ipswich – 2002 League Cup fourth round (1-1 AET) 5-4 on penalties8. WON Tottenham – 2004 League Cup fifth round (1-1 AET) 5-3 on penalties9. WON AC Milan – 2005 Champions League final (3-3 AET) 3-2 on penalties10. WON West Ham – 2006 FA Cup final (3-3 AET) 3-1 on penalties11. WON Chelsea – 2007 Champions League semi-final second leg (1-1 on agg) 4-1 on penalties12. LOST Northampton Town – 2010 League Cup third round (2-2 AET) 2-4 on penalties13. WON Cardiff – 2012 League Cup final (2-2 AET) 3-2 on penalties14. WON Middlesbrough – 2014 League Cup third round (2-2 AET) 14-13 on penaltieslast_img read more

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AT LEAST 16 SCHOOLS IN DONEGAL WILL LOSE A TEACHER – O’DOMHNAILL

first_imgIt has been confirmed at least 16 schools in Co Donegal will lose a teacher in September, according to Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill.According to new figures the following schools will lose at least one teacher in September as part of a three-year plan to slash teacher numbers in small rural schools: Scoil Náisúnta Gort An Choirce, Gortahurk; Scoil Cholmcille, Malin; Scoil Náisúnta Arainn Mhór, Arranmore; Scoil Náisúnta Loch An Lucbhair, Annagry; Scoil Naomh Chonaill, Bunbeg; Ayr Hill National School Ramelton; Scoil Náisúnta Na Hacrai Burtonport; Scoil Náisúnta Umlach, Carrigart; and Gaelscoil Chois Feachaill, Moville.In addition to this, 7 disadvantaged schools in Donegal will lose a teacher each under the DEIS cuts being enforced by the Education Minister Ruairí Quinn. These are Scoil Mhuire, Glenties; St Johnston, Lifford; Scoil Chartha Naofa, Kilcar; Scoil Cholmcille, Malin; Scoil Adhmhnain, Raphoe; Scoil Náisúnta An Chaiseal, Glencolmcille; and Scoil Cholmcille, Carrigart. Fianna Fáil Senator Ó Domhnaill said this is the first concrete evidence of how the Government’s anti-rural education policy will hit schools in Co Donegal.“What we are seeing is the first phase of this Government’s attempts to force the closure of a number of small rural schools across the country, and particularly in the West,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill.“The Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has targeted the West of Ireland has for the bulk of the teacher cuts this year. A total of 46 schools in Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Galway and Roscommon will lose at least one teacher this coming September. And this is just the beginning.“Minister Quinn is embarking on a 3-year programme to slash 250 teaching posts across rural Ireland. In all, I have calculated that 101 of Donegal’s primary schools face staff losses and larger classes in September 2013, 2014 and 2015.” He added that this is a deeply flawed policy that unfairly targets rural communities.“There is no doubt that the end game is to force the amalgamation of small schools, resulting in some rural communities losing their local school altogether. These cuts are based on pupil numbers alone, with absolutely no consideration of a school’s ethos, the geography of a particular area or the impact on the community of removing such a key amenity.“This is about much more than education policy; it’s about preserving smaller communities in rural Ireland. Schools are at the heart of so many communities in Donegal and across the West. Many of these communities have already suffered cuts to other local amenities like their garda stations and post offices. The social and economic consequences to them losing their local schools at this time would be huge.”AT LEAST 16 SCHOOLS IN DONEGAL WILL LOSE A TEACHER – O’DOMHNAILL was last modified: March 26th, 2012 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:donegalschoolsSenator Brian O’Domhnailllast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: GARDAÍ IDENTIFY TEENAGE GIRL

first_imgGARDAI have identified the mystery girl found in Dublin’s O’Connell StreetWith the assistance of the public, the Gardaí are now following a definite line of enquiry and will be liaising closely with the Australian Police and the HSE to finalise the matter.A spokesman said: “Gardaí wish to sincerely thank the public and the media for their assistance. They also wish to inform them that no further assistance is required at this time.” The breakthrough came just eight hours after Gardaí went public with a photograph of a girl found in Dublin.Gardaí had thought she was around 15, but now believe she is 19 and relatives in Australia have been informed. BREAKING NEWS: GARDAÍ IDENTIFY TEENAGE GIRL was last modified: November 6th, 2013 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)last_img read more

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