Jarryd Hayne effect

first_imgFRU chief executive officer Radrodro Tabualevu, while applauding former Fiji Bati fullback Hayne’s selection, said it was the best news ahead of the Flying Fijians tricky opener against home team England at Twickenham.Radrodro said the FRU was confident that Hayne’s transition from professional rugby league to American Football together with all his achievements as a professional sportsman was an inspiration for the Vodafone Flying Fijians.”His achievement thus far is remarkable and manifests a nothing is impossible attitude,” he said in a media statement.”Jarryd is challenging all of us to strive beyond our comfort zone.”He is a champion and an example.”Radrodro said Hayne’s achievements sent out a strong message to locals involved in different sports around the country that if they had the right attitude then ‘sky is the limit’.Hayne played for the Fiji Bati in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.Dubbed the Hayne-plane for his stylish celebrations after scoring tries in rugby league, the son of former Fiji Bati centre Manoa Thompson has also played for the Australian Kangaroos in international rugby league.FNRL board member Tomi Finau said Hayne was a role model for local players.”FNRL is very happy and pleased to learn that the former Vodafone Fiji Bati has been selected,” he said.”It was a big decision for him to leave NRL in the pinnacle of his career and pursue American Football. Our hope is that all players in the Vodafone Cup aspire to work hard and be like Hayne. If players put their mind to what they want, they can be successful.”Someone who was once part of the Bati has gone so far, we’re really pleased with his achievement,” Finau said.Meanwhile, Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee has enlisted retired Irish referee Alain Rolland to help his team in the run-up to the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2015 against England.Rolland spent time with the Flying Fijians at their training ground, London Irish RFC, Sunbury-on-Thames, on Friday in a continuation of a relationship that began at the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) earlier this year. The main focus has been to improve the team’s technical awareness to cut down on the number of penalties awarded against them.”At this level a high penalty count can be very costly,” said McKee, adding he was concerned about Fiji being penalised for infringements in rucks.McKee revealed that the Fiji coaching team first spoke to Rolland before the PNC final against Samoa on August 3 which was “very beneficial”. Fiji won that match 39-29 with 12 of Samoa’s points coming from penalty conversions by Michael Stanley.Rolland’s relationship with Fiji has continued in the run-up to RWC 2015. He worked with the team ahead of their warm-up match against Canada at Twickenham Stoop on September 6.”In the Canada game our penalty count was only seven which was a significant decrease from what we had before,” said McKee.McKee added that the team had been working on aspects such as rolling away from tackles and staying on their feet.”It’s just one of many things that we do to make sure that players are very clear in the requirements of the game.”last_img read more

Celades took his character in the match against Barcelona

first_imgIn the almost five months that Celades has lived on the Valencian bench, it has been found that he is not an excessively temperamental person. The coach transmits tranquility from the band and in his appearances also exposes his calm character. Nevertheless, Last Saturday against Barcelona, ​​the most active Celades of the whole season could be seen.The game was key for the Valencianistas because they wanted to improve the image, in addition the rival favored a meeting with high pulsations. The master remained calm for much of it, but Gil Manzano’s decisions ended up causing him to show a character never seen before in Mestalla. In the 42nd minute the Catalan began to alter when the referee cut off Ferran’s counterattack Torres after having previously given the law of advantage. The technician, making fuss, he supported his people to talk with the referee shouting “tell him, tell him”.And when Gil Manzano annulled Paulista’s third goal, Celades no longer gave credit. Both he and Ruipérez Marín, the fourth referee, spent more than two minutes conversing intensely, although the explanations should not have convinced him since at the end of the meeting he declared in the press room that “there are times when there are doubts about things and it would not be bad to receive explanations.”last_img read more

Love: “Messi has been huge”

first_imgAnalysis: “The first part we played very well. Leo has been at a great level, has scored four goals. He has had the opportunity to score and has been huge once again. We played quite well. With 3-0, then it is normal that we have slowed down in the second part. “ Vidal: “He is not an extreme, but today he has played very open and has given us breadth. He has played quite well with and without the ball. He has been very involved, has played easy, gives a lot of work and helps a lot to the center of the field. you can say nothing against it because its performance is magnificent. “Braithwaite Debut: “He has played 20 minutes and has been very good. His movements, his unchecking. He has pressed up. They have been 20 minutes of many things and very good.”Real Madrid. “We depend a little on them, but we have to think about us. I hope he doesn’t win, but we have to think about our matches. Little by little, many points remain and it’s difficult for all teams to win every game.”last_img read more

No doubt in Bo Perasol’s mind UP can match up with Adamson

first_imgUniversity of the Philippines is headed to its first Final Four appearance in more than two decades and head coach Bo Perasol knows just the trick to keep his team ready for its historic journey.ADVERTISEMENT Perasol is aware of the magnitude of the situation they’re in especially with the third seeded Fighting Maroons (8-6) taking on second seed Adamson University (10-4) that has a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.A team without any experience in the semifinals going on a do-or-die game is sure to have some butterflies in its stomach once the opening team goes up, so Perasol is focusing on uplifting his players’ confidence so they can perform to the best of their abilities.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I actually don’t talk about our lack of experience and as a coach I need to prop up their confidence that there’s nothing different about the Final Four,” said Perasol Thursday at Epsilon Chi Center in UP Diliman.The Fighting Maroons, who last played in the Final Four in 1997, will face the Soaring Falcons who have ran over them in the eliminations sweeping the season series 2-0 between them. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Both games were as tense as it could get with the first round ending in a 69-68 score line after Sean Manganti’s game-winner.The second round matchup was no different, with Adamson taking the 80-72 win behind another one of Manganti’s gutsy plays down the stretch.UP went on a 22-7 run to go to as close as four, 74-70, with less than two minutes remaining in the game before Manganti decided to shatter the Fighting Maroons’ collective heart with a flaming three-pointer for the Falcons’ 77-70 lead and effectively quashing any more advancements.Perasol said he kept things simple with his team so as not to complicate the situation and also reminding his players to play better in the end game.“We make sure to execute the right way, take high percentage shots, defend when we can, don’t allow second chance points, and those are things they can remember,” said Perasol who was once a Fighting Maroon from 1989 to 1993. “We shouldn’t think that we lost to Adamson twice. There’s no doubt in my mind that we can matchup with Adamson well and I think that we have to do better in the end game.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img View comments With Finals spot within reach, Akhuetie, UP Maroons ‘have to believe’ they can do it LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Lima Sands house gutted by fire

first_imgFire Station officers attached to the Anna Regina Fire Station in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are currently investigating a fire which started in a house at Lima Housing Scheme on November 7, around 19:30h. The fire reportedly erupted from an illegal GPL connection wire.As a result, 38-year-old Melisa Williams and her family are now homeless. Williams, who was at home when the fire started, immediately ran through the back door after noticing the flames.A report was made to the Anna Regina Fire Station and ranks were immediately dispatched to the area.However, when officers arrived at the scene, the interior of the flat, wooden house was completely gutted. The house measured 20 feet in length and 15 feet in width. No one was injured during the blaze.Officers are currently investigating.last_img read more

Speaker disallows PPP’s motion

first_imgVAT on education…AFC escapes voting against APNUThe Alliance For Change (AFC) arm of the coalition Government has been freed from its political dilemma after Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, disallowed the Opposition motion on the removal of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on private education.Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton ScotlandPressure was mounted on the minority party to support the motion in light of several of its public pronouncements in solidarity with stakeholders who have been vigorously calling for the removal of the education tax.The motion was submitted to the Clerk of the National Assembly by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on April 27, and was expected to come up for debate at the upcoming sitting on Monday.Letter informing PPP that the motion against VAT on private education was disallowedThe motion, which was to be moved by former Education Minister Priya Manickchand, stated that impact of the onerous budgetary measures has caused great consternation and anxiety for parents and students, and the future of students’ rights to access education of their choice, inclusive of private education, as provided for in the Constitution.DisallowedHowever, just a few days before the motion was scheduled for debate, the House Speaker decided that it cannot be proceeded with in the National Assembly.In a letter dated May 4, Dr Scotland instructed that the motion, if allowed, would be in contravention of Standing Order No 26(e), which states that for a motion to be admissible, it shall not revive discussion of a matter which has been discussed in the same session.Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand“I wish to reminded you that the revocation of Order No 18 of 2016 and the reinstatement of Schedules 1 and 11 which existed prior to Order No. 18 were discussed by the National Assembly at its Sitting on 30th January, 2017, during the consideration of Ms Gail Teixeira’s motion which was published on Notice Paper No. 82 of 2017 dated 15th January, 2017. That motion was defeated,” the letter outlined.As such, the Speaker determined that the motion, which was already published on Notice Paper No. 95 of 2017, can no longer be proceeded with in the National Assembly.CondemnationDirector of Nations University, Dr Brian O’Toole – a very vocal player in the movement against the education tax – has expressed disappointment at the decision to not allow a debate on the issue in the National Assembly.The educator, in a statement to the media on Friday, pondered if it’s too much to ask for a national debate on the issue.“Is it impossible to have a simple list printed in the newspaper with a yes or no by the name of each of the MPs re whether or not they, as an individual, support the 14 per cent? While we are waiting for the debate in Parliament to eventually take place, is it possible to have a TV debate on the matter to help inform the public on the key issues?” he asked.Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, during a recent press conference at Freedom House, also criticised the Speaker’s “interference” and “willy-nilly” operations regarding the motion.SupportAFC was expected to be put to the test when the motion was tabled to repeal the 14 per cent tax, given its solidarity with stakeholders who have for weeks been calling on Government to remove the education tax.Cabinet recently ruled that the VAT on private education will remain for the rest of the year, but will be reviewed for the 2018 National Budget.But the AFC signalled its intention to challenge Government’s collective decision and push for an earlier review.AFC Leader and Cabinet member Raphael Trotman said his party understands the struggles of parents and students, and pledged a commitment to address their concerns.In fact, a delegation representing the hundreds of disgruntled stakeholders recently met with AFC General Secretary Marlon Williams. According to the delegation in a statement, Williams expressed his support for their struggle and urged them not to become daunted or despondent in the face of the obstacles being placed in their way.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, leader of Government’s business in the National Assembly, had also sympathised with parents and students by reflecting on his own struggles in pursuing an education.However, Opposition forces have argued that the AFC, as part of the coalition administration, was part and parcel in the decision to initially impose the tax and subsequently vote for it to stay.last_img read more

GPHC doctor pronounces premature twins dead

first_img…relative finds living baby on way to morgue …hospital asks family to return documents declaring babies deathsBy Rupa SeenarineAn Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) family was sent into a state of shock on Thursday, when their twins, delivered at the Georgetown Public Hospital, were listed as stillborn by medical professionals who failed to recognise that the child was alive.Guyana Times was told that the twins were born to Bhanwattie Budram of Hope West, Enmore, on Thursday at about 11:00h and one of the babies had died. However, both children were wrapped to be taken to the mortuary when the shuddering discovery was made by their grandmother that one of them was alive.The grandmother, Chandrouti Etwaroo, told Guyana Times on Saturday that she waited for almost four hours afteOne of the twins who was listed as stillborn despite being aliver the delivery to enter the room and found out that one of the girls was breathing. According to the woman, her daughter was six months, two weeks pregnant at the time of the delivery.“She give birth to two babies on Friday at around 11:00h and then the nurse came out and told me that she was okay but the babies is not okay. I waiting to see her till 03:00h and then they tell me that the babies dead. I went in to see them and when I open the bag and touch them, the baby start moving and I tell the nurse,” said Sahadeo.She claimed that the nurses walked away when she informed them that one of the babies was alive. Etwaroo said she pleaded with the nurses to equip the infant with an oxygen supply and place her in an incubator. She said that the child was left there until the nurses changed shift. It was the nurses from the other shift that took heed to the woman’s pleas and placed the baby in an incubator.“When she spring up and start to breathe, I tell the nurse right away to give her some oxygen and get her to an incubator but she just come and look at the baby and then walk out,” the aggrieved woman related.Budram and the child remained at the hospital and on Saturday morning at about 04:00h, relatives received a call, informing that the second child had died.“We left the hospital at 12:15h and the baby was alive and everything was good. This morning (Saturday) they call us and said that the baby die.”This publication was told by the family that documents provided by the hospital on Thursday stated that both babies were stillborn.The medical facility then provided subsequent documents for the second death on Friday, while requesting that the first set of documents be returned to the hospital.They are contending that the medical staffers showed negligence with the delivery of the children and failed to perform their duties. Adding to that, if the child was placed in an incubator soon after birth, she might have survived.Calls by this publication to the hospital for some clarity on the matter went unanswered.This incident comes on the heels of GPHC being under scrutiny after three children died at the facility while undergoing chemotherapy treatment earlier this year.The first child who died was 7-year-old Curwayne Edwards on January 14, followed by three-year-old Roshini Seegobin of Enmore, ECD, on January 18.The third child, six-year-old Sharezer Mendonca of Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, died on January 24. Mendonca’s family was sent into further despair after her body was given to the wrong family for burial in what was alleged to have been an attempt to cover up her true cause of death.After investigations were completed, GPHC stated that instead of intrathecal administration of the drug vincristine, doctors administered it intravenously. It was this that led to the adverse reactions of those three children and ultimately their deaths.Meanwhile, CEO of the GPHC, Brigadier George Lewis has noted that the medical staff involved in these incidents were sent on administrative leave on January 29.last_img read more

Arraignment date set in Slow Pitch case

first_imgThe arraignment hearing for Nicole Kelly, the former treasurer of the Fort St. John Mixed Slow Pitch Society, has been set for Sept. 15.The Crown says there is broad file in regards to her case and if it proceeds to trial, the proceedings could take several days.- Advertisement -It was added that there were approximately nine witnesses and potentially a police officer that could testify in the case.Kelly is facing one count of fraud over $5,000 for allegedly removing more than $100,000 from the Society’s accounts over a four-year period.She is also facing another count of fraud over $5,000 for allegedly stealing money from a previous employer.last_img read more

Tubby’s RV Park evacuated after flooding

first_imgEarly Saturday morning residents of Tubby’s RV Park in Dawson Creek were evacuated because of heavy flooding.Kim Lowder the Park Manager says the RCMP came through the park at about 2:30 a.m. telling residents to evacuate. The park was almost full with approximately 85 sites in use.  In some areas of the park, the water is almost 3 feet deep and it keeps rising.According to Lowder, the water rose almost a foot over night and has since slowed.  Everyone was able to leave the park safely, but some RV’s still remain and mostly belong to people who are out of town for the weekend.- Advertisement -At the moment the main buildings of the RV park are still intact and have not suffered any water damage.If you have any photos or more information about this story, email contact@mile0city.calast_img read more

Ronaldo gets nod for Juventus debut against Chievo

first_imgThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner has appeared in two warm-up friendlies for Juventus but did not travel with the team to the United States.“I didn’t give Ronaldo any advice. He’s very intrigued to understand how teams play in Italy,” said Allegri as Juventus begin their campaign on Saturday.“Ronaldo will make his debut. (Wojciech) Szczesny, (Giorgio) Chiellini, (Leonardo) Bonucci and (Miralem) Pjanic will play and the two full-backs on each side will be (Joao) Cancelo and Alex Sandro.“Everyone is in good condition, even (Mario) Mandzukic and (Blaise) Matuidi, who both went all the way to the final in the World Cup.”But Allegri warned his team not to rely too much on the Portuguese superstar as they target an eighth straight Serie A title.“It’s time to put aside the excitement of the arrival of great players and the greatest of all, we have to keep our feet on the ground, keep a low profile,” continued Allegri.“We mustn’t make the mistake of thinking that we can win because we have Cristiano. He’s an added value in a team that has played two Champions finals in the last four years.”“Players like Ronaldo are different from all the others: it shows in what he has won, he is a stimulus for everyone.“It will be a difficult campaign and we need to be prepared and remain focused, because tomorrow at 18:00 (1600GMT) the season begins and we will find a tough Chievo side waiting for us.“I’m curious to see how the team fares.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus’ forward from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball during the friendly football match between Juventus A and Juventus B at Villar Perosa, on August 12, 2018 at Villar Perosa. © AFP / Isabella BonottoMILAN, Italy, Aug 17 – Cristiano Ronaldo is curious to find out about life in Serie A and will make his debut in the opening match of the season for champions Juventus against Chievo in Verona, coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed on Friday.Allegri said the 33-year-old was eager to play in Serie A after his 100 million euro transfer from Real Madrid last month.last_img read more