Australia’s Bledisloe Cup hopes lie in tatters after the crushing 42-8 loss, in which the rampant world champions piled on six tries to one in an attacking masterclass.It is New Zealand’s biggest win over the Wallabies on Australian soil in 113 years.The shellshocked Wallabies were dominated in every facet, with the scrum and lineout malfunctioning, the breakdown ravaged and bodies broken in a disastrous start to the tournament.The Test was all over by halftime, with the Wallabies trailing 32-3 and barely able to field a backline following worrying injuries to Matt Giteau, Matt Toomua and Rob Horne.Codie Taylor and Waisake Naholo both went off early with injuries of their own.Without a victory in New Zealand in 15 years, the Wallabies must win twice in two months across the Tasman to miraculously wrestle back the trophy.New Zealand’s record-breaking victory came 12 hours after it emerged that a listening device had been planted at the All Blacks’ hotel in Sydney, with police investigating.Ryan Crotty, Beauden Barrett, Jerome Kaino, Waisake Naholo, Dane Coles and Julian Savea scored the All Blacks’ tries, while Nick Phipps added a late consolation.In the other Rugby Championship match, South Africa defeated Argentina 30-23 in Nelspruit this morning after a late fightback from the Springboks.The hosts were trailing the Pumas by 10 points with 10 minutes to go, but they went on to score two tries – the second coming just two minutes before the final whistle – to secure the win.South Africa scored three ties to two for Argentina, who will consider themselves desperately unlucky not to win in South Africa for a second successive year.- RNZ, Reuters
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mavericks extend home streak, end skid against Hawks Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist did not play for personal reasons. … Charlotte got a big lift off the bench in the first quarter from Willy Hernangomez, who had nine points in final four minutes as the Hornets built a 37-25 lead.DOUBLING DOWNThe Hornets came up with a pair of turnovers against Griffin by doubling him in the low post and swatting the ball away.“We were active,” Borrego said. “We had a swarming mentality.”GUARDING KEMBABruce Brown called Walker a “great player, a great scorer.”“You just have to try to contain him,” Brown said. “He’s going to get his buckets some way, but you just have to try and hold him below his average and not foul him when he gets to the rim.”UP NEXTPistons: Host the Celtics on Saturday night.Hornets: Host the Knicks on Friday night. View comments Lamb knocked down a 22-foot jumper from the right wing with 0.3 seconds left, and then had to wait and see if it counted after the Hornets were assessed a technical foul for having too many players on the floor. The basket was upheld and the Hornets escaped with at 108-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night after trailing by 10 late in the fourth quarter.As Lamb thrust out his chest and yelled and the crowd erupted with screams, officials quickly blew the whistle and gathered at the scorer’s table to check the replay monitor.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 ChrissReplays showed Malik Monk and later Bismack Biyombo had come off the bench and run several yards onto the floor in anticipation of Lamb making the shot at the other end.“I thought they were going to call like three techs, get three free throws — something like that,” Lamb said. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, center, shouts at an official in the final seconds of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Officials ruled the Hornets had six players on the floor in the final second of the game, giving one free throw to Detroit. The Hornets won 108-107. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren’t sure if they’d be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players.Jeremy Lamb’s first NBA buzzer-beater was no ordinary game-winning shot.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia As Monk, a second-year player from Kentucky, retreated to the bench, he got chewed out by Jordan, a six-time NBA champion who was sitting at the end of the bench. Jordan playfully slapped at the back of his Monk’s head — twice. Monk smiled with a touch of embarrassment.The Pistons, trailing by two at the time, were only given one technical foul shot — which they made. Detroit’s ensuing long inbounds pass was intercepted as time expired.“My heart stopped for a second there,” said Hornets coach James Borrego, who said he had never seen that call made in professional basketball.The Associated Press requested clarification on the call after the game, but the game officials had already left the arena and were unavailable for comment.The Pistons weren’t upset over the ruling.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Detroit guard Langston Galloway was more irritated that the Pistons went almost six minutes without a field goal late in the fourth quarter, surrendered a 10-point lead and allowed Lamb to make the jumper on a simple drive-and-kick from Kemba Walker.“I can’t get into the he-said, she-said,” Galloway said. “We just have to take away that basket and not allow him to get a good shot like that.”Walker led the Charlotte comeback.He finished with 31 points and had nine assists and eight rebounds for the Hornets, who won their third straight and moved into sixth place in the Eastern Conference — a half-game ahead of Detroit.Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Pistons, who have lost six in a row.Trailing by 10 with 6:23 left in the fourth quarter, Walker put his team on his shoulders.Walker scored 11 of the game’s next 13 points to put the Hornets up 104-101 with 47 seconds left as part of a 13-0 Charlotte run. Walker was 4 of 18 from the field in the first three quarters, but was 4 of 7 in the fourth. Andre Drummond broke the nearly six-minute drought for Detroit when he answered with a three-point play in the low post to tie the game with 35 seconds left.Both teams missed opportunities — including Griffin, who missed two free throws — before Lamb connected.TIP-INSPistons: Reggie Jackson had 18 points for the Pistons. … Detroit out-rebounded Charlotte 49-42. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
…investigation launchedReports presented at the recent statutory meeting for Region Two’s (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) for the month of January indicated that countless vaccines were spoiled at various hospitals and healthRegion Two Chairman Devanand Ramdattcentres within the region.This has since raised many concerns and according to Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt, an investigation was launched. Ramdatt said the report raised a lot of eyebrows at the recent RDC meeting, and as such, he had asked the acting clerk of the house, Roop Kumar Persaud to investigate the reason behind such spoilages.Persaud was at the time sitting in for the region’s REO, Rupert Hopkinson, who was absent from the first RDC meeting for the year. Ramdatt said Persaud was tasked with finding out the main reason behind the wastage of the vaccines and to come up with findings. He said based on the findings, necessary actions or recommendations will be done to avoid such occurrences in the future. Ramdatt did not reveal how many vaccines in total were spoilt.At the meeting, People’s Progressive Party Councillor and Chairman for the Health and Sanitation Committee, Arnold Adams reported under the health report that there was a large amount of vaccines that were spoilt in 2017. He could not give a reason as to why this happened, however, he said a report was presented to him by a Medex for the region on the spoilage.
The People’s Progressive Party will be formally launching its manifesto for the next year’s March 2 General and Regional Elections sometime in January. This was revealed by General Secretary of the PPP, Bharrat Jagdeo. However, he told reporters at his weekly press conference on Thursday that before the manifesto launch, the Party will be doing a “soft launch” to share some of its policies and measures. “We are gonna put out a summary version earlier… I believe sometime next week you will have this. I haven’t decided on the format yet because it’s not the [full] technical version. It will give you a synopsis of our policies in almost every area of government but it’s not the technical version as yet which will be launched in January,” Jagdeo stated. The General Secretary noted that the “soft launch” is likely to be done at a press conference, which will feature the Party’s Presidential Candidate, Dr Irfaan Ali, along with a few other key members. Then, at the technical launch in January, there will be presentations explaining PPP’s plans for the various sectors in great detail. The PPP has already been giving people an insight into its vision and policies for the future of the country and its people since August. Jagdeo had previously explained that the manifesto is being rolled out in phases. The first version of the manifesto will be in the form of posters circulating, containing some of the policies the Party plans to institute immediately upon taking office. The second phase will be a more popular version of the manifesto, while the final version will be a detailed technical document. Already, the PPP has published on its social media accounts several of these posters, outlining the removal of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on key areas such as electricity, water and healthcare. The VAT on farming, mining and forestry equipment will also be reversed, it promises. Also high on the Party’s agenda is the reversal and/or reduction of the over 200 tax measures imposed by the coalition administration, such as on building materials, data and exports. Another area much emphasis will be placed on is the education sector, which will see 20,000 online scholarships. This will be in addition to plans to offer free university education within its five-year term in office as well as to write outstanding UG loans. Other areas the PPP plans to address when it gets into office include reducing the age limit on the importation of vehicles, which will take more than $1 million off the current cost of vehicles and, thus, be more affordable for Guyanese. Added to this is the restoration of the Joint Services bonus as well as support for small businesses via grants and interest-free loans to promote entrepreneurship. The PPP will also roll out an extensive plan on how Guyanese will benefit from the riches expected from the impending oil and gas sector, as well as outline plans for the security sector with clearly defined strategies to tackle the various forms of crimes. PPP to launch full elections manifesto in January PPP Presidential Candidate, Dr Irfaan Ali Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo
All you have to do is enter by clicking here and you could win a pair of tickets and the phone. Enter by 9:59 p.m. PSTThursday August 11, 2011. We’ll then announce the winners on Friday morning.Fort St. John artist Kristy Howes will play at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery Friday night starting at 8pm. Tickets are available at the Art Gallery for $20. This is a special “Concert in the Gallery” presentation brought to you by the South Peace Community Arts Council.- Advertisement –
Jack Wilshere, blasted by Arsene Wenger last year after being caught on camera smoking, was pictured again this week with a cigarette in hand at a pool party in Las Vegas.That has sparked anger among Arsenal and England fans but, for Harry Redknapp, the 22-year-old does not deserve the criticism that has come his way.“Over the years a lot of foreign players that I’ve managed, and I mean top players, have smoked,” said the QPR boss, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I’m not condoning it or encouraging it, but an awful lot of foreign players did smoke. Johan Cruyff, apparently when he was in his prime, was a big smoker.“Certainly, the Croatian boys, Slaven Bilic and all the lads, at every opportunity they had a cigarette.“It is not good for him, that is for sure, and Arsene Wenger wasn’t happy last time he was caught smoking in the early hours at a nightclub, but he is a young player.”Redknapp, however, has warned Wilshere that the time has come for him to start fulfilling his potential.Wilshere’s career has stalled somewhat after he burst on to the scene as teenager, thanks largely to injuries.“Jack Wilshere is a fantastic talent,” said Redknapp, formerly in charge of Arsenal’s big rivals Tottenham.“He is a player we were pinning our hopes on, but he has got to take his game on now from where he was two years ago.“He hasn’t really moved on to the level where we thought he would now be the main man for Arsenal and England.“He has got to hopefully stay fit this year. He has got to have a big year and start fulfilling that fantastic potential he showed as a young player.”Jack Wilshere and six smoking footballer stories
1 Lucas Leiva could be heading for the exit at Liverpool Trabzonspor are in talks with Liverpool about signing midfielder Lucas Leiva.The Brazilian has been with the Reds for 10 years now but was only a bit-part player last term, starting 12 games in the Premier League.Lucas has a year left on his current deal but could leave this summer if a club stumps up a fee of around £5m.And, according to Turkish newspaper Fotomac, Trabzonspor could be ready to do so.The Super Lig side are said to have made contract with Liverpool about a summer deal and negotiations are ongoing.They have even reportedly enlisted the help of agent Ahmet Bulut in a bid to close the deal.However, there is a fear that Lucas’ wage demands might be a stumbling block for Trabzonspor.
The death of his brother Hugh in the Inishowen road crash had such a profound impact on the life of Anthony Friel that he revealed he twice planned his own suicide.Those killed in the Inishowen crash.When Hugh had not returned to the home they shared in Clonmany by 2.30am on July 12th, 2010, Anthony knew something just wasn’t right.He had heard about a crash but he never “in a million years” thought his brother would have been killed as a result of it. Mr Friel said he can barely face life without his brother and has to remind himself every morning that his brother is not coming home.“I can’t bring myself to work on the farm any more. I can’t look at the farm. I can’t get out of bed knowing he’s not there. I shake and get angry when I drive past spot of accident,” he said.He says his wife Kathleen now gets the brunt of his anger and his roaring and shouting.He added that he used to walk a mile a day but now he can’t leave his sitting room and doesn’t even bother listening to the radio or watch television. He finds it difficult to look after his 14 acre farm and described how he lost a cow recently through not being able to look after it properly.“My world has fallen apart,” he said.Mr Friel’s victim impact statement was one of a number which stunned Letterkenny Circuit Court.Tears flowed as family members revealed how their worlds had fallen apart since the car crash of July 2010.Eamon Sweeney, the father of Ciaran Sweeney thanked Judge O’Hagan for giving the victims the chance to speak for the first time since the accident. He said his family’s life had changed forever and no amount of words can describe how much they miss Ciaran“When you lose a child a void is created that can never be filled,” he said.He revealed that as soon as he was well enough, Shaun Kelly called to his home to visit them.He said his son Ciaran willingly got into the car and that it was unfair that Shaun should get all the blame. “We don’t want another family to b without their brother. It is our wish that Shaun be given a chance in life. He needs all the support and not punishment. Enough lives have been ruined. For him to b set to jail would only make it worse – it’s not what we would want,” said Mr Sweeney.In her statement read into court Roma McLaughlin, the mother of Mark McLaughlin, said she could not compile a victim impact statement because nothing could explain what it would feel like to lose your childDamien McLaughlin’s sister Kate described her brother as a quiet, mild, soft-spoken young man with a radiant smile.She said he was a very kind person who took great pride in his work and contributed on a weekly basis to the running of the family home.She said her family’s lives had changed forever as a result of the crash and that no words can describe their loss.“We may have lost you in our lives but you will always be in our prayers,” she added.Aoife McLaughlin, the sister of PJ McLaughlin, said her late brother was the quickest and smartest in their house“He was the best at maths and technical drawing and his future was al planned out.“He was smart, funny, ambitious, reliable and always honest. If there was a problem then he was the man to go to,” she said.She criticised the defense for what she said was the manner in which the case was continually put back.“Time and time it was put back and that was heartbreaking,” she said.She said this is her family’s fifth year not being able to celebrate PJ’s birthday on January 6th saying he loved occasions like birthdays and Christmas.“It’s just impossible to explain what we are going through,” she added.The father of Paul Doherty said they have no words to describe what they are feeling and that they are tortured searching for answers.Felix Doherty said that they felt like the other families who lost a loved one in that they feel Shaun Kelly is already serving a life sentence.“We do not believe he should go to prison,” he said.The brother of Eamon McDaid said his family are devastated but said that Shaun Kelly should not be forgotten.“He loved all the boys. I wouldn’t like Shaun to be prosecuted. We don’t want Shaun or his family suffer any more,” he said.Robert McEleney said no outcome of yesterday’s (THURS) court case will ease their pain and the loss of their brother and son James.He revealed how he had lost a brother prior to the crash and that James tried to keep up their spirits after this bereavement.He added that James had five little nieces, including one which was his godchild, and he doted on them all.“But we know he is never coming back and it is like a nightmare which we can’t waken from,” he said.However, he said that James would have no hatred towards the driver of the car.He said it the family knew it was not for them to decide the sentence but said they did not wish Shaun Kelly to receive a term of imprisonment.DEVASTATED FAMILIES REVEAL THEIR GRIEF AND PAIN AT LIVING WITH LOSS OF LOVED ONES IN INISHOWEN CRASH was last modified: December 18th, 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:crash victim impact statementsdonegalInishowen
The car just moments after it exploded in Letterkenny. Pic by Donegal Daily.BREAKING NEWS: Gardai and the emergency services have rushed to the scene of an incident after a car exploded in Letterkenny.The car caught fire in the Glencar area.The incident happened at about 4.30pm. The road has been closed as the fire service deal with the emergency.It is understood that nobody was hurt in the incident.However, serious traffic delays have been caused as a result.It is expected the road will remain closed until after 5.30pm. Gardai are at the scene and are directing traffic away from the area.It is not known what caused the car to catch fire.TRAFFIC DELAYS ACROSS LETTERKENNY AFTER CAR EXPLODES was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 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)
Pedro has been ruled out of Chelsea’s opening Premier League game of the season after picking up an injury.The Spaniard has an ankle problem and has not recovered in time for Saturday’s visit of Burnley.Pedro suffered the injury during Sunday’s Community Shield game against Arsenal at Wembley, where he was sent off.Boss Antonio Conte confirmed: “Pedro is not available. He is suffering from an injury in the Arsenal game and was not able to recover. It is a knock in his ankle.”Pedro would have been an option to replace the suspended Victor Moses at right wing-back.Conte added that Moses’ ban could lead to a debut for summer signing Antonio Rudiger – a move that would probably see Cesar Azpilicueta move to wing-back.Embed from Getty ImagesAsked if Rudiger might be involved, Conte said: “He could be – also because there is no Moses.“It could be an opportunity to start the game for Rudiger. I have been impressed with him. He is a strong player with a good personality.” Blues even more committed, says ConteEmbed from Getty ImagesConte says Chelsea’s commitment during pre-season has been ever better than last season when they won the Premier League.There have been reports that Conte is unhappy with the size of the squad and the club’s summer transfer activity.But Italian said: “Honestly I am pleased because we are working very well with the team and this group of players and the commitment is incredible and also better than the last season.“I am very happy because these players are working so hard. We are trying to improve.” Baker’s new deal and loan moveEmbed from Getty ImagesLewis Baker has signed a new five-year Chelsea contract and completed a season-long loan move to Middlesbrough. Baker, 22, spent last season on loan at Vitesse in the Netherlands, scoring 10 goals in 33 appearances, and helped England to the semi-finals of the European Under-21s Championships this summer.“It’s going to be an exciting season, there are a lot of games in the Championship,” Baker told Boro’s website.“I’m here to give my input and hopefully get the club back to the Premier League.” Morata needs time – ConteEmbed from Getty ImagesAlvaro Morata will need more time to fully understand the key role he has to play as Chelsea’s main striker, according to Conte.Morata joined from Real Madrid in July with the Blues having already started their pre-season training.“Alvaro is working very well and is improving a lot,” Conte said.“In these 10 days he is improving his physical condition and is starting to understand what we want, but he needs time to understand to adapt to our style of football.“It is normal for me, and also for players that start to work with me, that they need time to adapt to our style of football.“A striker is a really important role and it is very important to understand which is the position I want during the game. It is more difficult to adapt than with the other roles.” Bees would want £2m+ for DeanEmbed from Getty ImagesBrentford would want £2m plus add-ons to sell defender Harlee Dean.The centre-back, who is in the final year of his contract, is of interest to Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City and Leeds United.Dean, 26, has discussed a new deal at Griffin Park but is waiting to see whether a club comes in for him before making a decision on his future.Boss Dean Smith has said Dean will not regain the captaincy unless the player signs a new deal. LuaLua return confirmedEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR have confirmed Kazenga LuaLua’s return on a six-month loan from Brighton.West London Sport recently revealed that Rangers were set to bring back the 26-year-old winger ahead of this weekend’s game against Sheffield Wednesday. He joined the R’s on loan in January and made 11 appearances for them last season, nine of them as a substitute.The new loan deal went through in time for LuaLua to be available for the Wednesday game and he is also able to play for Rangers in the Carabao Cup. QPR injury newsEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR will be without striker Idrissa Sylla and winger Yeni Ngbakoto for Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.Sylla picked up a knock to the head in Tuesday’s 1-0 win EFL Cup win against Northampton Town, while Ngbakoto – scorer of the winning goal – is sidelined with an ankle problem picked up in training.Three other Rangers players have also been ruled out – midfielder Jordan Cousins (hamstring) and centre-back Grant Hall (knee tendonitis) remain injured, while Steven Caulker is still short of match fitness, despite 90 minutes against the Cobblers.Striker Matt Smith, who required six stitches to a face wound in midweek, is fit for the trip to Hillsborough. Rangers look at loan optionsQPR are considering a number of strikers as a potential loan signing before the transfer window closes.Manager Ian Holloway had hoped to sign a forward on a permanent deal this summer.However, budgetary restrictions, largely resulting from Financial Fair Play rules, mean the club almost certainly need to trim their squad before being able to buy.Steven Caulker leaving for Celtic would significantly reduce QPR’s wage bill and at one stage there was an expectation that the move would happen, but now the defender is expected to stay.Rangers would consider offers for a number of their players, but apart from talks with Celtic over Caulker there has not been so much as an enquiry about any of the first-team squad.That limits the club’s options in the transfer market and makes the arrival of a striker on loan rather than on a permanent basis more likely. Woodrow plays in Under-23 gameCauley Woodrow played 45 minutes as Fulham’s Under-23s were beaten 2-1 by their Middlesbrough counterparts on Friday.Sean Kavanagh, Matt O’Riley and George Williams also started the game. Stephen Humphrys scored Fulham’s goal. Middlesex loseEmbed from Getty ImagesMiddlesex left themselves with too much to do to overhaul Essex to deliver a blow to their hopes of making the T20 Blast knockout stages.Leg-spinner Nathan Sowter blasted a hole in the middle of the Essex innings with career-best T20 figures of 4-23, but Adam Wheater’s 21-ball 43 laid the foundations for the home win.Ravi Bopara and Mohammad Amir then bowled miserly four-over spells as several Middlesex batsmen failed to capitalise on starts. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook