Kangaroos name strong squad for Kiwis test

first_imgPhoto: Paul Kane (Cameron Smith will win his 50th cap when he leads Australia against the Kiwis next week). The match, which will take place at Canberra’s GIO Stadium on May 5, will be Australian skipper Cameron Smith’s 50th test match, as well as his 27th as captain.Smith will become just the second player to play 50 test matches for Australia, behind Darren Lockyer (59), while he will also join Clive Churchill as Australia’s second most capped captain.The 20-man squad contains five club captains (or co-captains) – Darius Boyd (Brisbane), Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers), Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm) and Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters).Canterbury forward David Klemmer has replaced injured prop Matt Scott in the starting line-up, while St George Illawarra star Josh Dugan comes into the side at centre for Greg Inglis.”This is an incredibly important game for us, coming in a World Cup year,” Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga said.”Any test match is important, but the fact this will be Cameron’s 50th test match certainly adds some extra significance.””Cameron’s incredible milestones will form a significant part of our week.”Meninga said that given the short preparation, he and Kangaroos selectors had looked to reward those who played in the successful Four Nations campaign in 2016.”Not only do these players have established combinations with each other, but they are also well aware of our values,” Meninga said.”However the State of Origin series and then the remainder of the NRL Premiership will be major considerations when we look to name our squad for the World Cup later this year.”The Kangaroos squad will assemble on Monday in Canberra.AT A GLANCEAustralia’s 2017 Anzac Test squad:1 Darius Boyd 2 Blake Ferguson 3 Josh Dugan 4 Will Chambers 5 Valentine Holmes 6 Johnathan Thurston 7 Cooper Cronk 8 Aaron Woods 9 Cameron Smith 10 David Klemmer 11 Boyd Cordner 12 Matt Gillett 13 Trent Merrin 14 Michael Morgan 15 Josh Papalii 16 Tyson Frizell 17 Sam Thaiday. 18th man Shannon Boyd, 19th man James Maloney, 20th man Justin O’Neill.last_img read more

Official: Uche Agbo is new Deportivo player

first_imgAt 24 years and 1.85 meters high, he is a player with great physical deployment that serves as a containment midfielder. Despite his youth, he has already gone through LaLiga, Premier, Calcio, Belgium and this same campaign has played in the Portuguese league. In Spain he militated in Granada and Rayo Vallecano. In the Andalusian team it was where he had more prominence. After passing through the subsidiary, he played a total of 31 games in First in the 2016-17 season.Fernando Vázquez has already shown that he does not shake his hand when it comes to pulling the new signings, no matter how little they take in the dynamics of the team. The midfielder will be at your service tomorrow and has options to play against Albacete. Of course, as long as the club manages to exit one of its players, since at this time it already has 25 chips covered, so you can not register Agbo for now. I had been in To Coruña He had even visited the Sports City of Abegondo and witnessed two live matches in Riazor, but it was not until Tuesday when Uche Agbo has officially become Deportivo player. The Nigerian midfielder, who arrives on loan from him Standard of Liège, sign until the end of the season, but with an option for the extension of that loan.last_img read more

Magnificent Taylor pushes Windies to big win

first_img SCOREBOARD BATTING CHARM VIJAYAWADA, India (CMC): Captain Stafanie Taylor returned to form and West Indies Women to their winning ways, as they rolled over India Women by six wickets in the opening Twenty20 International of the three-match series, to claim their first win of an otherwise dismal tour here yesterday. The right-handed stroke-maker carved out a brilliant 90 off 51 balls to fall just short of her maiden T20 century as the visitors clinically chased down a target of 151, with five balls to spare at the Mulapadu Cricket Stadium. Her runs proved precious as no other batter passed 20, again reiterating the challenges the Windies Women have experienced with their batting on the ongoing tour, where they suffered a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day series. New ball bowler Shikha Pandey was the best bowler with three for 31. Earlier, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur stroked an unbeaten 68, while Veda Krishnamurthy struck 50 as the hosts, opting to bat first, posted 150 for four off their allotted 20 overs. With their slide stumbling at 28 for two in the sixth over, the pair came together to add 88 for the third wicket and rally the innings. Both right-handers, Kaur stroked six fours and three sixes in a 50-ball knock, while Krishnamurthy faced 46 deliveries and counted six fours and a six. When Krishnamurthy became the second of seamer Shakera Selman’s two wickets in the 17th over, Kaur and Jhulan Goswami (11 not out) put on an important 21 off 15 balls for the fourth wicket to end the innings strongly. In reply, Taylor took immediate control of the run chase for West Indies Women, anchoring a series of partnerships to ensure her side victory. Returning to her opening slot after mostly batting one-down in the three-match series where she managed just 48 runs, Taylor displayed all of her batting charm as she hammered 12 fours and three sixes in an attractive innings. She put on 31 off 24 balls for the first wicket with Hayley Matthews (18), 40 off 39 balls for the second wicket with Britney Cooper (16) before dominating a 70-run fourth wicket stand off 41 balls with former skipper Merissa Aguilleira who made 15. Her stand with Aguilleira put the contest firmly in West Indies Women’s favour and even when both fell in the 18th over, the result was all but done and dusted. The second T20I is set to start at 11:30pm tonight. INDIA WOMENcenter_img V Vanitha lbw b Selman 3 S Mandhana c wkp Aguilleira b Dottin 11 V Krishnamurthy c Kycia A Knight b Selman 50 *H Kaur not out 68 J Goswami c Selman b Nation 11 A Patil not out 0 Extras (lb2, w4, nb1) 7 TOTAL (4 wkts, 20 overs) 150 Did not bat: E Bisht, S Pandey, P Yadav, P Bose, +N Parween. Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-28, 3-116, 4-137. Bowling: Selman 4-0-26-2 (w2, nb1), Dottin 4-0-19-1, Matthews 4-0-14-0, Mohammed 2-0-19-0, Fletcher 2-0-26-0 (w1), Nation 4-0-44-1 (w1). WEST INDIES WOMEN H Matthews c Bisht b Pandey 18 *S Taylor b Pandey 90 B Cooper st Parween b Preeti Bose 16 +M Aguilleira c Vanitha b Pandey 15 D Dottin not out 11 Kycia Knight not out 2 Extras (w2) 2 TOTAL (4 wkts, 19.1 overs) 154 Did not bat: S Quintyne, A Mohammed, S Selman, C Nation, A Fletcher. Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-71, 3-141, 4-142. Bowling: Goswami 4-0-29-0, Pandey 4-0-31-3 (w2), Bisht 2-0-16-0, Patil 3.1-0-27-0, Poonam Yadav 2-0-19-0, Preeti Bose 3-0-20-1, Kaur 1-0-12-0.last_img read more

Hundreds stranded at Supenaam Stelling

first_imgHundreds of passengers scheduled to depart the Supenaam Ferry Stelling in Region Two at 16:00h on Sunday were left stranded after the captain of the boat announced that the boat was out of fuel.Passengers were inconvenienced, frustrated, and therefore angry. Most of them,The MV Kanawan leaving the port after the captain told passengers the vessel had no fuelhaving already made plans to journey with the boat to Region Three, questioned how the ferry was being managed, and why it is that the boat was not fuelled before the journey had commenced. Several persons, including those who had babies onboard, had to resort to using speedboats to continue their journey, while truck owners were forced to stay onboard the ferry.A truck owner who told Guyana Times that he was transporting “perishable goods” questioned whether he would be refunded the cost of his goods. And a businessman said he was due to make a delivery within a certain time, but with the ferry being out of operation he cannot honour the deadline.Passengers generally said they were quite fed-up with the ferry service. “If the boat engine doesn’t have issues, it’s high tide. If it’s not high tide, then it’s (the boat being) out of fuel. If Government is providing a service to the people, then thatSome of the stranded passengersservice must be prompt and reliable,” one passenger lamented.ConfusionThe passengers were left in a state of confusion after they were told they would not be able to board the MV Kanawan, from Supenaam to Parika, because its fuel tanks were empty. However, the same vessel started its engine and left the port approximately an hour after.The MV Kanawan was expected to depart Supenaam at 16:00hrs on Sunday but the passengers said that they were told that the vessel have no fuel and as a result they were debarred from boarding. They told this publication that the information from the stelling authorities were not forthcoming and as such they are unable to make alternative arrangements.One passenger, Rado Persaud, said he along with another passenger is willing toSome of the trucks transporting goods from Supenaam to Parika and other parts of the countryprovide fuel for the vessel providing it is discounted from their fares. “We willing to fuel up this boat but the people (stelling officials) nah come forward and say nothing…we have goods to take to Georgetown because tomorrow is Monday and is the day for us to do business,” he said.Persaud said that he has been travelling the Supenaam-Parika route almost daily for a number of years but this is the first time he ever encountered such a situation. “I does use this boat almost every day and every trip I make is $35,000. I does have to pay for my truck…right now my truck sitting down there with rice from the millers waiting to go to Georgetown,” he informed.“…if this rice don’t meet the customers then the millers will lose their contracts and they nah go be able to pay the farmers and then we all will suffer,” Persaud added.However, at around 17:30hrs the MV Kanawan started its engines and moved out of the loading dock to allow the MV Sabanto to discharge passengers as well as cargo. This left the stranded passengers both confused and angry as to the reason they were not allowed to board the vessel.Another passenger, Dayal (only name given), told the Guyana Times that he is transporting perishable goods and as such it is imperative for him to reach his destination at the allotted time. “I have ‘goods’ to take to my customers and I will lose if they keep we here till tomorrow…they nah tell you anything and nobody nah look like them care,” the irate man said.He noted that there are approximately seventeen trucks with ‘goods’ to be delivered within an allotted time or they stand to lose their customers to other suppliers. However, at around 18:30hrs passengers were able to board the MV Sabanto with no explanation or apology from the officials. They are dubbing the way they were treated as inhumane and inconsiderate and are calling on the relevant authorities to launch an investigation into the matter. They are also hoping that such an incident never occur again.When the Guyana Times contacted General Manager of the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD), Marcelene Merchant, she indicated that she is on vacation leave but promised to return a call with clarifications. However, up until press time the call was not returned and subsequent efforts to contact her proved futile.last_img read more

Man had rally car seized for having no insurance

first_imgCOURTS: A man had his rally car seized when he took it on the main road to get a photo with his sponsor for the event. David Gordon, 23, with an address at Magherabuoy, Letterkenny appeared at Letterkenny District Court on Thursday morning. The rallying enthusiast had entered his Suzuki Swift into the lowest category of the Donegal International Rally.He took his rally car on a trailer to Sign It, in Ramelton – to get his sponsors name put on the vehicle.He then decided to take the car over to the sponsors for a picture before the event.However, instead of putting the car back on the trailer, he decided drive the short journey to his sponsors premises.It was then Gardaí spotted the vehicle, and subsequently pulled Mr Gordon over, they established the vehicle was not insured.The vehicle was insured for the event, but wasn’t insured to be driven on public roads.Solicitor for the defendant Frank Dorrian said the rally was a labour of love for his client.“This vehicle was entered into the Donegal International Rally in the lowest category, it wasn’t threatening for a win, it’s hobbyist.“He got a few quid from a local businesses and wanted to get their picture taken with the car, he should have put the car back on the trailer.”Judge Paul Kelly fined the defendant €200 with three months to pay.Man had rally car seized for having no insurance was last modified: July 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:carcourtsDavid GordonnewsrallyRameltonseizedsignslast_img read more


first_imgAGM:The club will hold its AGM on Sunday 3rd March 2013 in the clubhouse with a 3pm start. This is a very important meeting for the club and all members are kindly asked to attend and throw their hat in the ring for the various positions.Nomination sheets can be obtained from out going Secretary Stephen Mc Loughlin and who has requested any new people wishing to join the club to come along on the day.Seniors: This Saturday 9th February our senior team will start the season with an early defence of their title with a championship match against Fulham Irish at The Scrubbs.The club plan to start training in the coming weeks so don’t be expecting any fireworks in this encounter, throw-in is at 2pm.London County team:The county football team got their season underway last Sunday at Ruislip with a National league game against Offaly.London produced some excellent football in the opening half and went in at the break with a two point advantage. Sadly in the second half they were playing on the back foot with Offaly upping the ante and cruising away to a 1-13 to 1-5 win.Well done to all involved particularly the Gaels lads of Mark Gottsche, Caolan Doyle and Eoin O’Neill.Paint Balling: The club has booked paint balling for 30 people for the 23rd of February in Maidenhead.Tomas Chucky Gribben is in charge of the operation and has asked anyone who is interested to let himself, Damien Keane or Kieran Wall know by this Wednesday 6th to finalise numbers with the company. Total costs for the day are £25 per person.You Tube Sensation:Bar manager Adrian Juicy Byrne is quickly becoming the new club celebrity. Adrian who recently was on another snow boarding holiday in France was recorded sleeping on a mini bus and suddenly awoken by his colleagues.Check the link http://youtu.be/9aVsRx8BMkU to see the clip which has now been viewed by over 200,000 people (half by himself)He will be available for autographs this Saturday from 12 to 6pm!!Club Visit:The club will be hosting the BallyLanders GFC from Limerick for a friendly match on Saturday 2nd at Greenford. More details will follow when available.Race Night:The club will be hosting a race night at the Three Wishes pub in North Harrow on Saturday 9th March at 8-30pm.Race cards can be obtained from Stocker with horses costing £5 and £30 to sponsor a race.Lottery:Lotto results for 31/01/2013Jackpot £3,000 Numbers drawn 12-14-15-24No Jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Steve Cafe, c/o T O’Connor, Ambrose, c/o Man of Aran, Paul Hegarty, c/o The Blue Oyster bar, Jimmy Nestor, c/o British QueenThis week’s draw takes place in the clubhouse on Thursday 7th at 9pm with a jackpot at a whopping £3050. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Aston Villa line up Arsenal legend as potential successor to Steve Bruce

first_imgThierry Henry is being considered for the Aston Villa manager’s position by the club’s new owners.Although Steve Bruce is still currently in charge of the Villans, the consortium who have injected ‘significant investment’ into the club are considering putting their own man in charge.And according to the Daily Mail, that man would be none other than Arsenal legend Henry. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ GREAT NEWS Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer 2 Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Latest Championship news Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship REPLY After four years at Sky Sports, the Belgium assistant coach decided to step down to pursue a career in management.He said on Twitter: “Over the last four years I have had some extremely rewarding coaching experiences in football. These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfil my long-term ambition to become a football manager.“It is with sadness, therefore, that I have decided that I must leave Sky Sports to enable me to spend more time on the pitch and concentrate on my journey to achieving that goal.” ROUND-UP stalemate goalless impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack EFL result 2 Henry helped Belgium achieve a third place finish at the World Cup Egyptian businessmen Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have acquired 55% of the club from former owner Tony Xia and are now in control.Despite a move for Henry being mooted, the report goes on to claim Bruce could still lead the club when the new Championship season kicks off on August 5.However, if they did decide to bring in Henry, the timing could not be more perfect. Henry left his job at Sky to focus on a career in management Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Whoever is in charge when the start of the season begins, dealing with the loss of Jack Grealish will be one of the first items on the agenda.Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to make the 22-year-old his first summer signing in a £20million deal.last_img read more


first_imgDon’t jive in with two feet! The ‘volunteers’ for the Strictly Come Jiving.Folk about Glenties way aren’t known for diving into things feet first.That is unless it is fundraising for a very good cause.And it’s probably only their football club that certain men in the parish would agree to get involved in a dancing competition for. And so that’s exactly what’s in store, Strictly Come Jiving in the Highlands Hotel this Saturday, November 23rd.There are ten couples taking part on the night with doors opening at 7pm for an 8pm start with tickets priced at €15.The ten “very willing and able” dancing stars are1. Conal mcLoone & Laura mcFadden 2. Caolan Bonner & Ciara Molloy3. Seamus Campbell & Fionualla Harkin4. Gerry O’Donnell & Carol Gibbons5. Connie Doherty & Teresa McKelvey6. Shaun Boyce & Grainne McLoone 7. Eoin Boyle & Martina McGill8. Daniel Roog & Ciara Hennigan9. Tommy O’Dwyer & Denise Campbell10. Christopher Molloy & Brianna McDonnel The dancers are being taught by David Gordon from Manor & Shauna Molloy from Glenties.They have been practicing for 11 weeks and will put on an amazing display on the night. Some of them have never danced before and great credit must be given to each of them for their dedication and commitment.Jiving has become so popular with all age groups in the last few years. So come along and see for yourself the great work done by all.The Highlands Hotel is the place to be on Saturday night and thanks to them for sponsoring the venue for the last few weeks and for the event.Thanks also to the sponsors of each couple and the businesses for the donating prizes for the night.The winners will receive prizes sponsored by the Clanree Hotel In Letterkenny.NAOMH CHONAILL ‘JIVE IN’ WITH TWO FEET! was last modified: November 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Naomh ChonaillStrictly Come Jivinglast_img read more

Gerardi leads 49ers past Princeton

first_img 49ers freshman Katy Williams won two singles matches and teamed with junior Sandra Rocha to win two doubles matches to advance to today’s semifinals in both competitions in the Cal State Fullerton Fall Intercollegiates. Williams, seeded third in singles, beat Rocha 6-3, 6-3 in her first singles match of the day, then defeated Merve Asimgil of Pepperdine, 6-1, 6-4. Williams will take on top-seeded Marielle Grueinig of UC Santa Barbara in a semifinal this morning. 49ers freshman Jessica Weeks lost in singles. In doubles, Williams and Rocha posted 8-1 and 8-4 wins over opponents from Loyola Marymount and UC Irvine, respectively. In the back draw of singles, 49ers junior Rachael Porsz beat her opponents by scores of 8-2, 8-3, 8-2, and in the back draw of doubles, Porsz and Weeks teamed to win two matches, one by default. Today they will play LBSU’s Emmanuelle Tabatruong and Krystina Katayama, who won a match after a bye. Against Cal Baptist, the 49ers led 8-3 after three quarters. McCleave was the only 49er to net more than one goal. Onyshko had eight saves in the win. The 49ers will play in the NorCal Tournament next weekend. Women’s tennis Jay Gerardi scored a career-high four goals to help the eighth-ranked Long Beach State men’s water polo team beat 12th-ranked Princeton, 12-7, on Saturday at Cal Baptist in Riverside. The 49ers (14-5) then beat Cal Baptist later in the day, 9-7, led by Brett McCleave’s four goals. Against Princeton, the 49ers led 5-4 at halftime before surging to an 8-4 lead after thee quarters. Brad Scoles, Reid Tomassi and Erik Geoffroy added two goals apiece for LBSU, and 49ers goalie Thomas Onyshko made seven saves. center_img The tourney winds up today. 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

Wesson soars; Huizar ahead of Pacheco

first_img For Wesson, the election to the $143,838-a-year job would mark a return to City Hall, where he began his career in local politics as an aide to former Councilman Nate Holden. He also worked for Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke until his election to the Assembly. Since being termed out, he has been a consultant to Burke on a variety of issues. Wesson’s entrance into the race scared off most other candidates and he was able to raise some $300,000 for his campaign against two lightly funded candidates – Robert Serrano and Barry Levine. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A Jan. 31 runoff is scheduled for the top two vote-getters. It has been a particularly bitter campaign for Pacheco, who was ousted by Villaraigosa two years ago. He began his campaign saying he wanted to finish the projects he had started as a councilman and supported Villaraigosa as mayor. But with Huizar getting the endorsement of Villaraigosa – and most of the city political establishment – Pacheco shifted his campaign and vowed to be a maverick who would provide an independent voice at City Hall. Pacheco is a former deputy district attorney who served on the elected Charter Reform Commission. Since his council defeat by Villaraigosa, he has been in private legal practice. Huizar is a land-use attorney who has served on the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District since 2001, including two years as president of the board. Former Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson was headed to an easy victory Tuesday in the election for a City Council seat while Los Angeles Unified school board member Jose Huizar held a strong lead in a second council race over former Councilman Nick Pacheco. Wesson, who was termed out of the Assembly last year, faced light opposition in his race to complete the two years left on the 10th District seat of Councilman Martin Ludlow, who resigned to take over as secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. For Pacheco and Huizar, however, the race was much tighter, with a crowded field of candidates in the 14th District vying to fill out the term after Antonio Villaraigosa was elected mayor. Huizar needed to capture a majority of votes to win outright. Huizar and Pacheco were among 10 candidates. The others: former Olympic boxer Paul Gonzales, council aide Ruby Baxter De Vera, meatpacker Diana Jill Newberry, educator David John Sanchez, attorney Brian Heckmann, educator Clifford Ramiro Moseley, businesswoman Crystal Arceo and community activist Juan Jimenez. last_img read more