Second-half spiral costs Waratahs in Dunedin

first_imgThat’s how long it’s been since an Australian team won in New Zealand, as the Waratahs became the latest team felled across the Tasman, going down 44-28 to the Highlanders. A year to the day since the Waratahs beat the Chiefs, the last Australian victory over a Kiwi team anywhere in the world, they looked to have remedied their sluggish starts with a half-time lead, but were unravelled in the second half by recklessness as much as anything else.Two tries conceded with NSW a man down just after half-time proved the ultimate difference, leaving the Waratahs to rue a year-long drought against New Zealand teams.In a season of dismal starts, the Waratahs held out the Highlanders early, but the Kiwis were their own worst enemy, conceding a penalty and coughing up a knock-on close to their line.That turnaround in the first 40 wasn’t lost on skipper Michael Hooper, but the downward spiral in the second was the ‘killer’.”We’ve wanted to have a focus on that (first half) and achieve that tonight, just that 20 minutes after half-time killed us,” he said.”I thought it was a really positive first 40 by us, good defence in passages unfortunately letting the Highlanders in through penalties and things like that,””They were able to get points on board, get a roll, (then we had a) yellow card and those things spiraled and snowballed us out of the game unfortunately.”Highlanders flyhalf Marty Banks had the first points, though, in the 15th minute making the most of a Tolu Latu breakdown infringement.Ben Smith’s return was obvious from the opening minutes, with the All Blacks outside back breaking tackles easily in his comeback from an ankle injury.Missed tackles plagued the Waratahs once again, and a Bernard Foley kick that found the leg of Luke Whitelock set up a controversial Richard Buckman try and a 10-point hole for the visitors.Crucially, though, the Waratahs did what they haven’t for much of this year, particularly in their first halves, replying just three minutes later, with quick ball movement putting Israel Folau over to narrow the margin to just three points.Banks punished the Waratahs in every shot he had, adding another penalty in the 34th minute to stretch the scores, after a super Highlanders scrum.Confusion reigned when a Bernard Foley penalty attempt went under the crossbar and a Highlanders knock-on gave NSW a chance at a scrum.A long-range loopy pass from halfback Nick Phipps put mammoth winger Taqele Naiyaravoro over in the corner to give the Waratahs an unlikely half-time lead.That was rubbed out just six minutes after the break, with the Highlanders pushing a driving maul over the line, just a minute after a Dean Mumm yellow card for a dangerous tackle.A pinpoint accurate Malakai Fekitoa kick put winger Tevita Li over in the 51st minute, but two uncharacteristic misses from Banks kept the Waratahs in the game as they returned to the full complement, before replacement back Rob Thompson had their fourth try in the 64th minute.Two Jake Gordon tries in eight minutes broke the Waratahs second-half duck and prevented a Highlanders bonus point, but those scores were the bread in a Highlanders sandwich, with Daniel Lienert-Brown and Lima Sopoaga sealing the result in the meantime.NSW scrumhalf Nick Phipps had his best game of the season but exited the game early and is set to undergo scans on Sunday for an ankle concerns.Phipps was the second of two injury concerns for the Waratahs, after Sekope Kepu went off with a hand injury.Highlanders co-captain Smith said that yellow card proved the turning point.”I think we got momentum then and we managed to score off that lineout and things changed from there,” he said.”We knew they were going come here and really want to play and really want to test us and I think they did that.”We knew they were going to bring that intensity and knew if we could stick it out there might be chances late in the game.”The Waratahs head to Queenstown this week ahead of another cross-conference match against the Chiefs, sitting four points behind the Brumbies in the Australian conference.last_img read more

Past the finishing post

first_imgPast the finishing postTrack Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1700 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. BALLON D’OR LSteadman3 52.52. SHINE HPottinger4 56.0 11 1/2L3. CAPTAIN GRANVILLE ZMeikle 54.0 11 1/2L4. SEQUOYAH OnBeckford4 54.0 7LLate scratch : #4 LITTLEMISSEMMYWIN: $72.00Final Time : 1:47.4 Splits : 24.4, 47.4, 1:13.3,Winner : 4yo ch colt – FOREST DANGER – WAPTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : CHRISTOPHER M. BOORMAN & E. HALOUTE & S.NARINESINGH & M. ROBERTSBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $90.00 Ex: $108.00Trifecta: $80.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. MAMETA OFoster 53.52. IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST DDawkins3 50.0 2 1/4L3. BRAVE HEART CBudhai 55.0 2 3/4L4. CONNOR JPatterson4 51.0 1 1/4LWIN: $102.00PLACE: $63.00, $1483.00, $131.00Final Time : 1:11.1 Splits : 24.1, 48.4Winner : 4yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – BISCAYNE STARRTrainer: PATRICK LYNCH Owner : JUNEIL RACING STABLESBred by ONEIL PHILLIPSQu: $439.00 Ex: $693.00D/E: $126.00Superfecta: $6,165.00Race 3 1500 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. LEGENDARY PLEASURE SEllis 57.0*2. CAMOUFLAGE BebHarvey3 53.0 10 1/2L3. BATIDOR DE MUNDO JErwin 54.0 1 1/2L4. MISS DOROTHY JInnis4 48.0 NeckWIN: $185.00Final Time : 1:36.1 Splits : 24.2, 47.4, 1:14.2Winner : 6yo ch horse – WAR MARSHALL – FIGHT FOR PLEASURETrainer : DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner : GERAINT E PARCHMENTBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $304.00 Ex: $894.00D/E: $744.00Trifecta: $344.00Rolling Triple: $1,074.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES(DIV.I)1. LADY CARMEN WHenry 53.0*2. LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 55.0 5 1/2L3. COLLEEN JInnis4 49.0 7 1/2L4. IGNITION OMullings 53.0 1/2LLate scratch : #7 A VESSEL OF LOVEWIN: $147.00PLACE: $63.00, $55.00, $94.00Final Time : 1:08.4 Splits : 23.3, 47.2Winner : 3yo b filly – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – PRINCESS TALIATrainer : WINSTON MORRIS Owner : S.A.S. SYNDICATEBred by STAFFORD A. SUBRATIEQu: $137.00 Ex: $366.00D/E: $1,184.00Superfecta: $5,114.00Rolling Triple: $2,340.00Race 5 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES(DIV.II)*1. LIKE A LADY SEllis 53.02. MONTEGONIAN CBudhai 53.0 7L3. PHOTOGENIC HPottinger4 50.0 2 3/4 L4. RUNNING STAR BebHarvey3 53.0 Head5. RUNAWAY GAL OWalker 55.0 Neck6. MIRACLE RIVER OEdwards3 51.0 1 1/4LWIN: $106.00PLACE: $70.00, $157.00, $163.00Final Time : 1:09.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.1Winner : 3yo gr filly – MARKET RALLY – KNIGHTLEYTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : HAMARK FARMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $543.00 Ex: $748.00D/E: $289.00Trifecta: $2,479.00Hit-6: $161,738.50Rolling Triple: $2,635.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)NB4YO(NW4)*1. FORCE DE JOUR JPatterson4 53.0 4/52. SUPERIOR QUALITY AMartin 54.0 6 1/2L3. CRUISING MOTION JInnis4 53.0 Neck4. ZACKONTHEATTACK AChatrie 53.0 1 1/4LWIN: $91.00PLACE: $55.00, $91.00, $83.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits: 22.3, 45.2Winner : 5yo colt – SHARP HUMOR – SONG BIRD TOOTrainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner : VINCENT MAINEBred by DOUG BRANHAMQu: $1,022.00 Ex: $1,172.00D/E: $272.00Superfecta: $6,332.00Rolling Triple: $1,430.00Super-6: $8,765.40Race 7 1300 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3 O/T)1. DREAMCOMETRUE JErwin 52.52. RAS EMANUEL RWilson 54.0 15/1 1 3/4L*3. DRIPPING IN GOLD RHalledeen 53.0 3/4L4. BONGO KING SEllis 54.0 4/1 3 1/4WIN: $431.00Final Time : 1:20.4 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, 1:12.4Winner : 4yo b filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS – SPACEDOUTTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner: PATRICK MCKENZIEBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $1,914.00 Ex: $3,726.00D/E: $1,612.00Trifecta: $2,572.00Rolling Triple: $3,179.00Pick-4: $13,664.00Race 8 1000 M (R) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. JESSE’S FAVORITE OMullings 51.02. SIR LEYLAND HALL HPottinger4 50.5 2 1/2L3. KING WITHIN DDawkins3 51.0 3 1/2L4. KIMBERLY GOLD OEdwards3 50.0 3/4LLate scratch : #6 RISING POWERWIN: $85.00PLACE: $64.00, $306.00, $146.00Final Time : 1:01.4 Splits : 23.2, 47.3Winner : 4yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD – ANGELA’S FAVORITETrainer: PHILIP FEANNY Owner : 2 PENYUBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $710.00 Ex: $873.00D/E: $799.00 (3-6) $525.00Superfecta: $5,765.00Rolling Triple: $3,651.00Race 9 800 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)NB6YO&UP(NW3)*1. WINESHA LSteadman3 53.0 *3/52. REAL VIBES MACHINE RWilson 53.0 5 1/2L3. KING NEBARUE AntThomas4 51.0 Neck4. FABULOUSCONNECTION HPottinger4 52.0 Neck5. SHE GOOSE SEllis 55.0 1/2L5. DOOLAHIN JJackson 55.0 dead heatDNF #3 AWESOME MARQUE JErwin 52.0 14/1Late scratch : #1 BASIC INSTINCT, #12 MAC MACWIN: $86.00PLACE: $60.00, $124.00, $167.00Final Time : 0:46.3 Splits: 23.1Winner : 6yo ch mare – STORM CRAFT – POSITIVE VIBESTrainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner : SOLDIER CAMPBred by RAPHAEL E. GORDONQu: $466.00 Ex: $606.00D/E: (8-11) $106.00 (8-1) $68.00 (8-12) $146.00Trifecta: $3,433.00Hi-5: (11-7-14-10-9) $11,311.50 (11-7-14-10-13) $15,080.50Rolling Triple: $2,030.00PlacePot 8: $3,739.00LADY GEETA TROPHYRace 10 1200 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES1. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR OWalker 53.02. UPPA TUNE BebHarvey3 52.0 3/4L3. POTCHEEN JErwin 52.5 4 1/2L4. HOVER CRAFT JInnis4 47.5 HeadDNF: *POKER STAR RHalledeen 57.0WIN: $246.00Final Time : 1:12.2 Splits : 22.4, 45.4, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – NATURAL SELECTION – DESPERATEHOUSEWIFETrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ALFRED A. LEE & JEFFREY S. MORDECAIBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $725.00 Exacta: $1,425.00D/E: $1,141.00Trifecta: $1,058.00Rolling Triple: $1,685.00Race 11 1820 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. GENUINE FRIEND LSteadman3 53.02. WATER WAVE BebHarvey3 52.5 2L*3. MARIA’S GLORY HPottinger4 51.0 1 1/4L4. PARTY PRINCESS AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/4L5. LARUSA OnBeckford4 50.0 4 1/2LDNF: #9 ROUGH PATRICK DDawkins3 54.0 9/5Late scratch : #7 GENERAL TOGO, #8 TROPICALDEPRESSIONWIN: $316.00PLACE: $103.00, $104.00, $68.00Final Time: 2:03.3 Splits: 27.2, 53.1, 1:19.3, 1:47.4Winner : 6yo b mare – ZAHAAZEH – GENUINE GOLDTrainer : LINTON CALDER Owner: LINTON CALDERBred by LINTON CALDERQu: $768.00 Ex: $2,150.00D/E: $1,792.00Trifecta: $1,428.00Hi-5: $145,383.00Rolling Triple: $9,503.00Pick-4: $8,432.00Super-6: $89,927.20Pick-9: $15,340.00; $411.00 Carry-over : $1,483,205.80last_img read more

FIFA lifts ban on Guatemala ahead of 2026 World Cup vote

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments ZURICH — FIFA has lifted its suspension of the Guatemala football federation, clearing the Central American country to vote in the 2026 World Cup hosting contest on June 13.FIFA says its ruling council must ratify the decision on June 10 in Moscow.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img That same FIFA Council meeting must also approve the 2026 candidates, Morocco and the joint United States-Canada-Mexico bid.Guatemalan teams and officials were suspended since October 2016 from international soccer games and business until its statutes were aligned with FIFA’s.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 crownIts return means there could be 207 eligible voters in Moscow. The four bidding federations cannot vote.Moroccan bid leaders have tried to pressure FIFA to remove four voting bodies which are American territories. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LeBron makes NBA Finals fashion fuss with suit shorts In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Several school toilets in Region 2 out of order

first_img– lack of materials affecting workBy Indrawattie NatramSeveral primary and secondary schools toilet facilities in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) are currently out of order and despite several reports made to the Department of Education and the engineering section of Region Two Administration nothing has been done.Guyana Times understands the facilities could not be fixed due to the lack of building materials in the Regional Administration. The lack of materials is said to be creating extra burden on schools PTAs and many children are experiencing discomfort while at school.Region Two Chairman Devanand RamdattThe matter of lack of materials was discussed in-depth at the Region’s RDC earlier this week. Coalition councillor Naithram reported at the statutory meeting of April that he recently visited the Aurora Secondary School where he discovered out of 12 toilets only three were functional.Naithram said he was surprised at the discovery and explained that children are greatly inconvenienced since the school has a large population.“It is a concern, why when school is in recess engineers don’t visit and fix these problems, why children have to suffer due to negligence of paid workers, don’t wait for Headmistress to make a report just do on-site visit and get the work down,” Naithram argued.After Naitram was finished PPP/C councillor Arnold Adams reported that Aurora Primary School toilet facilities were also out of order and Regional Vice Chairman Nandranie Coonjah also reported that the Huis‘t Dieren children are also suffering since ten washrooms are out of order.Coonjah said when she queried why the washrooms weren’t fixed, she was told that there were insufficient supply of plumbing materials, screws and materials in the building section of the administration.Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt said he cannot understand why the issues are not being dealt with in a timely manner. He said children should be housed in a comfortable environment and requested the Regional engineer Parswattee Latchman to give an explanation.Ramdatt also noted that the processing of the voucher for procurement of janitorial materials seems to be a slow process. He commented that at the RDC there seems to be a gap from when the vouchers are passed from accounts to the other desks. Ramdatt suggested that vouchers be attended to in a timely manner so that issues can be resolved in a much timelier manner.Meanwhile Regional Engineer Latchman pointed out that the delaying of vouchers in the system is the reason for lack of materials. The engineer urged that vouchers be handled efficiently so work can be done in a timely manner.Regional Executive Officer Rupert Hopkinson then intervened saying that advances can be taken to purchase materials once there is an emergency.Regional Education Officer Baramadai Seepersaud said whenever complaints are made to the department these are forwarded to the REO’s office. It was also reported that Charity Secondary toilet facilities are in a deplorable state.last_img read more

“AFC has taken a sensible position” – Dr Hinds

first_imgLocal Govt Elections…as party plans to engage APNU to contest with coalitionThe decision taken by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Alliance For Change (AFC) to consider joining with the coalition parties to contest the Local Government Elections (LGE) under one ticket has been described as a sensible position that could help the Government.AFC Leader Raphael TrotmanPolitical analyst Dr David Hinds has said that the dynamics of the coalition meant that should the parties contest the elections separately, they would be fighting each other for the same voters.“And that could create bad blood among them, which would then make it difficult for them to come together for the general election a year or so later,” Hinds told Guyana Times on Sunday.He opined that it was hard to “convince people that you are serious about coalition politics if you fight each other at one election and then try to come together for another election”.According to Dr Hinds, the only attraction for the AFC to contest the LGE by itself is if it can be assured of getting a section of the Indo-Guyanese vote. However, Dr Hinds said, from all indications, that is a long shot, as it appears that the Indo-Guyanese vote the AFC got in 2015 has returned to the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).“So, from the standpoint of electoral survival, it makes sense for the AFC to want to avoid going alone. I think the party has finally confronted the tenuous electoral fortunes of third parties in Guyana.”The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive also thinks that if the AFC contests with the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), it would be doing so from a weakened position. And unlike the case of the Cummingsburg Accord, it now has to demonstrate to constituencies to use that as a bargaining chip.Close to one month after announcing that it may break away from APNU/AFC for this year’s LGE, the AFC has now decided to reconsider.The party said this decision was made at the NEC, the second highest decision-making organ of the AFC, following a duly-constituted meeting on Saturday, February 17, 2018.“National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Alliance For Change (AFC) having met on February 17, 2018 at a duly constituted meeting, has mandated the Leader of the Party to engage the A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) in discussion that could see the parties contesting the 2018 Local Government Elections as a coalition,” the party stated.AFC Leader Raphael Trotman is now expected to write President David Granger outlining the party’s position on the way forward and specific issues that are of concern to the AFC.In January, Trotman told a news conference that, “There is a strong opinion of body within the party that we should go alone.” However, in the same breath, he said that there was another view that the AFC should seek to enter a new accord.The party leader explained that the Cummingsburg Accord that was signed between the AFC and APNU in 2015 was just to facilitate the General Election and did not include local elections.“We are currently assessing the views of the various party leaders here in Guyana and outside of Guyana, and we would have met with the APNU and other parties to get a sense … and make a decision well before the date is announced for Local Government Elections,” he added.The AFC has, of recent, come under fire for the perceived submissive role it played when it joined forces with APNU. In mid-November 2017, the top leadership of the AFC had decided to revise its governing agreement with its coalition partner. This decision was taken after the AFC – the smaller of the two groups forming the Government – was accused of being coerced by its large partner.Speaking about the discussions surrounding the review of this Accord, Trotman said that it was still on the party’s agenda and it has sought to get some other views to begin the process.“We have, in fact, identified a team that will represent us in upcoming talks, because, like I said, the Accord has a lifespan of a minimum of three years and a maximum of five. And it was geared primarily towards national elections. It was very silent on Local Government Elections,” he explained.During the recent NEC meeting, issues relating to the Cummingsburg Accord were discussed with the aim of critically analysing its operationalisation and the expectation of AFC members that “this still relatively new arrangement will concretise a new era of good governance and development in Guyana”.According to the party, the meeting also acknowledged that there were areas in the relationship that were working well and others that needed to examined, clearly defined and strengthened. An AFC team was identified to discuss these areas with APNU.last_img read more

US consultancy firm brings years of experience to boost local businesses in IT

first_img…as it establishes 1st office in GuyanaKeen360, a United States (US) consultancy company with over 20 years of experience in assisting commercial enterprises and Government agencies to make better use of information technology (IT), aims at offering its services owing to the country’s rapid development in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.Founder of Keen360, Zahid KhanThe company disclosed plans to establish its first international office in Guyana as it takes into consideration the familiarity with same, and its economic prospects.In explaining to Guyana Times as to why the firm chose to expand its operations in Guyana, Founder of the company, Zahid Khan related that the plan is as a result of a successful pilot project that was conducted.“We started looking at the Caribbean and Guyana, and why Guyana? So we looked at Guyana and we ran a pilot here. We decided to try it and see if it will work, so we did this and it worked extremely well because the quality of resource that we’re finding here is extremely high, and the additional benefit is geography, and English being the first language it helped tremendously so the communication between Keen360 and our clients is phenomenal compared to our competitors.” Khan asserted.Further on this note, Khan underscored that the company is focusing on working alongside both private and public organisations, to help them achieve their goals and objectives, with regards to IT.“Our goals is to work with an organisation and understand what is your goals and objectives, what are the things you’re trying to achieve, and then working with you in these areas to solve those problems….it doesn’t matter what your organisation is, the industry you’re in, whether you’re commercial meaning Private Sector or you’re a Government organisation” the founder stated.The consultancy firm specialises in solving strategic, operational and technological problems by means of delivering high standards of data quality, customer engagement, operational excellence and customer care to companies it is working with.Additionally, Keen360 has also established a programme for rewarding academic achievements and funding school supplies, together with providing sponsorship for the Dynasty Cricket Club.This is undertaken as the firm seeks to contribute to the country as it continues to improve its social conditions by moving towards grasping immense economic opportunities.last_img read more

Fort St. John athlete recognized for outstanding leadership at B.C. Summer Games

first_imgHailey BesseAbbotsfordEquestrian NameHometownSport Nathanael KangSurreyVolleyball AJ RobertsCastlegarGolf Katie AndrewsTerraceAthletics Owen LangFort St. JohnSwimming COWICHAN, B.C. – The B.C. Summer Games recognized 16 athletes who showed outstanding leadership during the games, one of which was from Fort St. John.Owen Lang was recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary during the closing ceremonies of the games. The bursary recipients were chosen from over 200 applicants for their significant achievements in sport and education and most importantly for their leadership contributions to their schools, community, or sports association.Lang competed in five events during the games and took home a silver medal and two top ten finishes.- Advertisement -The 16 athletes recognized for outstanding leadership are shown below: Kenedi WoodcoxWest KelownaVolleyball Abigail BetkerKimberleyVolleyball Jacob ChallmanChilliwackLacrosse – Boxcenter_img Zackary KuanKamloopsLacrosse – Box Divyan KarunakaranRichmondSoccer Raeiti AzarkeyvanNorth VancouverRugby Brett MernerNanaimoBasketball Gabe BarkerSmithersAthletics Leslie TherriaultNanaimoEquestrian Makaila JohnBurnabyRugby Haley FlorellPrince GeorgeRugbylast_img read more

Embattled Ronaldo scores for Juventus against Udinese

first_imgIt was his fourth this season for Juventus, with the 33-year-old celebrating wildly with his teammates.Ronaldo showed no sign of being under pressure despite the damaging accusations made against him and which threaten his multi-million euro sporting empire.US police on Monday re-opened an investigation into accusations by former American model Kathryn Mayorga that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009.Ronaldo has strenuously denied the claims, and Juventus have so far stood behind the 33-year-old superstar, who moved to Turin in the summer in a 100 million euro ($115 million) deal from Real Madrid.He arrived at Udinese’s compact Stadio Friuli and was greeted by the enthusiastic cries of dozens of children waiting for the two team buses.During warm-up before the game he was even approached by a child who came onto the pitch to ask for his autograph.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Embattled Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juventus against Udinese amid rape allegations © AFP / Miguel MEDINAUDINE, Italy, Oct 6 – Cristiano Ronaldo, embroiled in rape allegations, scored for Juventus in Saturday’s Serie A game against Udinese.The Portuguese forward lashed in the second goal for the Italian champions after 37 minutes from the left following a cross from Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic.last_img read more

MY DONEGAL ……..WITH EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL DIRECTOR PAUL BROWN

first_imgThe success of the Earagail Arts Festival was once again clear this year as visitors from around the world congregated at the many events throughout the county between the 7th and 22nd of July. The latest choice for ‘My Donegal’ is a man who along with a hard-working team is responsible for that success; Earagail Arts Festival Artistic Director Paul Brown.By Caoimhe Ní Chathail What is our favourite place in Donegal and why?There are so many of them, it’s a hard one. Horn Head is probably it. It’s just so dramatic out there in terms of the scenery and the fact that you’re right out on the Atlantic. It’s that combination of the remoteness of it but also the mixture of sea-cliffs, the sea and if you get a real clear day out there it’s a magical place to be. If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?The public transport infrastructure, in terms of actually getting people to Donegal. I think Donegal has been left out a lot over the years in terms of transport. But then again maybe we don’t want the county over-run with tourists either but I think definitely it’s something that I would change.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?I would say my partner Sally Murphy because she’s so patient and she’s a great support and she’s the mother of my children.Daniel O’ Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel O’ Donnell, you have to admire the man. I was in Adelaide earlier this year at the Adelaide festival which is this huge venue and all the posters were up on the walls for all the forthcoming concerts by international artists like Riverdance and huge names in music and performance and the only poster on the wall that had a ‘sold out’ sticker on it was Daniel’s. You have to admire him.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?I think the Relay for Life that took place earlier this year. It was just amazing to see so many people come out and support it. It gave you a real sense of the generosity and spirit that there is in Donegal but also it was a really poignant moment to acknowledge how many people are affected by cancer as well. It was definitely just a really good moment in terms of community coming together. What has been Donegal’s saddest moment?The terrible tragedy that happened on the roads there two years ago up in Inishowen with young people losing their lives. It highlights a real issue in rural areas, particularly where a car is seen as a symbol of liberation and that’s a difficulty. Obviously select people lose their lives and I think it’s one of the worst problems in Donegal.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?There’s a craft brewer in Rathmullen, Kinnegar Brewery, and he makes some amazing beers. It’s great to see somebody making products locally as well. Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?I think probably somebody like Moya Brennan from Clannad. I think any of our ambassadors, whether it’s sport personalities or musicians, particularly our musicians are really good ambassadors because their music is so well known internationally. Moya is a great supporter of her home county and I think that’s why she would be one of the best ones.Who is Donegal’s most successful business person in your opinion?I suppose Sir Gerry Robinson would be the obvious one just because of all the positions he has had over the years.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?It would probably have to be Packie Bonner.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Firebox in Fawn.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden eagles.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person.Again I would have to go with my partner for that one!What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“What’s the craics?”Will Donegal win the All-Ireland this year?I do hope so!What is your favourite Donegal food?Any of the seafood.If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal what would it be?An increased budget for the Earagail Arts Festival every year!MY DONEGAL ……..WITH EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL DIRECTOR PAUL BROWN was last modified: August 8th, 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:Earagail Arts FestivalMY DONEGALPaul Brownlast_img read more

STILL TIME TO GET ON YOUR BIKE FOR KILLYBEGS TO LETTERKENNY CYCLE

first_imgIt’s still not too late to sign up for the LYIT Campus to Campus Charity Cycle which takes place on Saturday, 24 May.It’s a 75 km cycle from the School of Tourism campus in Killybegs to the Letterkenny campus, and all are welcome to take part – even if they aren’t a student or staff member of LYIT.This year the proceeds will go to the Donegal Branch of the MS Society of Ireland and Blood Bikes North West (a voluntary group of motorbike enthusiasts who transport necessary medical items between hospitals, clinics and blood transfusion banks). If you would like to give to these worthy causes or take part in the cycle, contact Maeve at maeve.carr@lyit.ie or 074 918 6342. Pictured are last year’s cyclists as they headed off from Killybegs. STILL TIME TO GET ON YOUR BIKE FOR KILLYBEGS TO LETTERKENNY CYCLE was last modified: May 7th, 2014 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:cycledonegalLYITlast_img read more