Aussies beat PNG 19-0 in women’s 7s

first_imgIt was a physical encounter but speed what was what the Australians had over PNG as they ran in their first try through Sarah Halvorsen to lead 5-0.Minutes later, quick hands to the wing put a flying Brooke Walker in to score to extend Australia’s lead to 12-0 after a successful conversion.Right from the kick off at the second half, Australia spread the ball out wide and a try resulted seconds later.Australia held onto this lead until the final hooter.last_img

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Shiv hits out at treatment, says it’s a bad sign for youngsters in WI

first_img REWARDING CAREER Chanderpaul enjoyed an illustrious 164-Test career, garnering 11,867 runs at an average of 51, with 30 centuries. His stellar record left him second on the all-time West Indies run-scorers list behind former batting star Brian Lara with 11,953 runs. He suffered a run of low scores, however, managing 91 runs in three Tests on the 2014-15 tour of South Africa and 92 runs in a similar three-Test series during England’s tour of the Caribbean last April. In the two series prior, he compiled 270 runs in two Tests against Bangladesh without being dismissed and averaged 48 in three Tests against touring New Zealand. Despite the dip in form, Chanderpaul believed he still had more Tests runs in him. “I thought I could have gone on for a while, given more series and retired properly,” the Guyanese explained. He added: “It’s been a great run throughout the two decades. I am thankful for all the opportunities I got. I enjoyed playing all the formats for that long.” Chanderpaul, who made his debut as a 19-year-old 22 years ago against England in his hometown Georgetown, said his career had been a rewarding one. “(It) probably could have been better in some areas, (but) my career has been great since I was a schoolkid. Then there were things you expect from certain people, but sometimes you have to put things behind and look ahead,” he noted. “I don’t know (if there are any regrets). I have always played the game with passion. I have enjoyed it. I don’t know if I have any regrets.” Chanderpaul is here to play in the inaugural MCL where he will turn out for Gemini Arabians. Lara is also participating in the tournament as captain of Leon Lions, with past stars such as Australian Adam Gilchrist, Muttiah Muralitharan and Jacques Kallis also involved. “It’s been great. All these guys from different parts of the world are here and most of them are legends, some really good players, and I am happy to play alongside them,” said Chanderpaul. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Retired veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul believes his recent shabby treatment at the hands of selectors is a worrying sign for the younger generation of West Indies cricketers. The prolific 41-year-old was sacked last May ahead of Australia’s two-Test tour of the Caribbean, with selectors contending he had suffered a “rapid” decline in form. Chanderpaul said having not been given the opportunity to “retire properly” following a long career for West Indies, sent a negative message to up-and-coming players. “I wanted one last opportunity to play against Australia before signing off, but (I) can’t do anything about it. (I) just want to put that behind (me),” Chanderpaul said here. “I got the NOC to play in Masters Champions League (MCL) after retiring from international cricket. Having played for so long, I feel I should have been treated well. If a player (like me) is treated like that, then think how the younger generation will be treated.” He added: “Being treated like ordinary schoolboys. Nobody would come and say that you like so and so. You are always treated that way. These things will happen.”last_img read more

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Muslims Observe Ramadan

first_imgDespite the heavy downpour yesterday in Monrovia, Muslims in Liberia mustered the courage and joined their colleagues in other parts of the world in observance of the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The Muslims believe that this is the time when Allah revealed the Holy Qu’ran to the Prophet Mohammad.During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating food and drinking of water or juices during daylight hours.  They also refrain from other vices that would not serve their holy interests.They also can also seek an exemption from fasting during Ramadan for a more opportune time.Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.Hundreds of worshippers at the National Mosque on Benson Street in Monrovia prayed for the country’s peace and stability.Eid al-Fitr celebrates the purification achieved during Ramadan—a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam.Yesterday, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf extended “best wishes” to the Liberian Muslim community, adding, “We are looking forward to the day our Muslims family will share with us an (Fitr) dinner —the evening meal that breaks the fast.”She also encouraged religious tolerance in spite of the various forms of worship throughout the country.Ramadan this year coincided  with the World Cup.  There were dozens of Muslim players in the tournament, who face the challenge of being properly hydrated and getting enough nutrition before sunrise to carry them through a strenuous football (soccer) games in Brazil’s heat.The start of Ramadan is determined by the sighting of a crescent moon with the naked eye. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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K’Ogalo slay Ingwe to clinch 17th KPL title

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards fans celebrate their win over AFC Leopards on August 25, a win that saw them clinch a 17th Kenyan Premier League title. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 25 – Gor Mahia clinched a record 17th Kenyan Premier League title on Saturday afternoon after beating their arch rivals AFC Leopards 2-0 in a trouble ridden Mashemeji Derby at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.K’Ogalo defended the title with six matches to spare. With focus fixed on their CAF Confederations Cup tie against USM Alger in Algeria on Wednesday, Gor head coach Dylan Kerr fielded a second string team, the same that thrashed Sofapaka 3-0 in midweek and they did not disappoint.In an eventful match, the game had to be stopped for nine minutes after a section of AFC Leopards supporters started throwing projectiles into the pitch following Gor’s second goal.After resumption, Ingwe had a chance to draw back level from the penalty spot, but Whyvonne Isuza struck his effort wide.Gor had gone ahead with super fine goals from Boniface Omondi and Bernard Ondiek.AFC Leopards defender Isaac Oduro shields the ball away from Gor Mahia’s Lawrence Juma during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on August 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUp until Omondi’s 31st minute goal, the game had broken off into a procession, none of the two sides injecting pace into the game. Incidentally, it was goal scorer Omondi who seemed the liveliest of the 22 players on the pitch as he attempted to get into speed whenever he got the ball.The pint sized winger provided the first chance of the game in the third minute when he lifted the ball into Samuel Onyango’s path, but the striker took a heavy first touch allowing keeper Ezekiel Owade to come out and pick the ball.Two minutes on the turn, Joachim Oluoch was almost punished when a missed pass straight into the middle of the pack was intercepted by Alex Orotomal who sent Brian Marita through, but the winger’s shot was awry.Gor had a good chance to break the deadlock on the quarter hour mark when Cersidy Okeyo’s freekick landed on Bernard Ondiek at the back post but his header was weak, straight into Owade’s arms.AFC should have been one up after 27 minutes but the gods of luck never smiled their way after Gor defender Wesley Onguso almost turned the ball into his own net as he looked to clear away a flicked ball from Marita.Gor Mahia’s Boniface Omondi celebrates with teammate Lawrence Juma after scoring against AFC Leopards in a Kenyan premier League match on August 25, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFour minutes later, Gor broke the deadlock, the game’s liveliest player hitting the back of the net with a low shot from the edge of the box after drifting into space when the ball was played out to him from the left.AFC were stunned while the green half of the divide danced in joy.The level of happiness should have gone same in the 37th minute, but AFC missed a great chance with Isaac Oduro’s freekick from a good scoring position went straight into the wall.Two minutes later, they were punished.Gor won the ball in midfield and Karim Nizigiyimana spread it wide on the other end to Omondi who cut into the box and sliced a pass back to Ondiek who took the simplest of finishes beating Owade one on one.After the second goal, hell broke loose with a section of Ingwe supporters breaking seats and throwing into the pitch, protesting that in the build up to the goal there was a foul on their player.After nine minutes, the game resumed though and AFC should have surely clawed back some hope of a comeback. They were given a penalty after Charles Momanyi handled inside the box as he defended a cross, but Whyvonne Isuza blasted the kick wide.In the second half, AFC came brighter with head coach Rodolfo Zapata making a double switch bringing on Vincent Oburu and Eugene Mukangula for the ineffective Baker Lukooya and Edward Seda.AFC Leopards skipper Duncan Otieno wins the ball ahead Gor Mahia’s Samuel Onyango during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on August 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC were more incisive going forward, but they could not crack the backline of Momanyi and Joachim Oluoch which had stood firm, Oluoch particularly putting in a huge shift.Four minutes from the restart, Mukangula swung in a sweet looking cross after skipping away from Wesley Onguso on the left, but Isuza’s effort on the volley went over unmarked inside the box.AFC’s Nigerian striker Orotomal was causing all the danger and had two chances, one with a shot from the left which was well handled by the keeper while minutes later, his effort from the edge of the area was blocked.In the 71st minute, Orotomal was presented with another glorious opportunity when Oduro’s cross from the left picked him out, but his shot went straight to keeper Fredrick Odhiambo.Gor turned the game into a training session, passing the ball around much to the cheer of the fans who enjoyed every touch of the ball.With champagne chilling in ice, the Gor bench and the fans stood on their feet over the entire final five minutes of the game and once the referee’s final whistle sounded, the party flowed over from the stands into the pitch.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Nigel Clough named new Burton Albion manager

first_img Nigel Clough has returned to take charge of Burton Albion 1 Burton have announced the appointment of Nigel Clough as their new manager.The 49-year-old’s return to the Pirelli Stadium had been anticipated after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s departure to Queens Park Rangers on Friday.Clough first took the reins at Burton as player-manager aged 32 in October 1998 and went on to become their longest serving manager.He left a little over ten years later for Derby County, with the Brewers well on course to attain promotion from the Conference.Burton are currently top of the League One standings by two points after 20 games.Chairman Ben Robinson said: “We have enjoyed a great start to the season under Jimmy and his assistant David Oldfield and Nigel Clough is the ideal man to continue that work.“He has a tremendous track record in football as both a player and a manager and during a 10-year spell at Eton Park, and then the Pirelli Stadium, has already shown his tremendous passion and commitment for Burton Albion.“We are delighted to welcome him back.”Clough was in charge of Derby for nearly five years before being sacked after a poor start to the 2013-14 season.He took over at Sheffield United less than a month after his departure from the Rams, but parted company with the Blades after they were beaten in last season’s League One play-off semi-finals by Swindon.Clough had been linked with the vacant position at League One rivals Chesterfield but he is delighted to make his return to Burton.He said: “It’s wonderful to be back at Burton Albion again, working with the chairman Ben Robinson and his staff, who make this club so special.“We’re looking forward to trying to maintain the remarkable success the club is enjoying.”last_img read more

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TRANSFER REPORT! Witsel heading for Roma as Man City and Spurs set to miss out

first_img Axel Witsel in action for Zenit 1 Tottenham and Manchester City target Axel Witsel is on the verge of agreeing a move to Roma this summer.The Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder has been subject to a number of offers from Europe’s heavyweight clubs in the past two seasons but the Russian club have stood firm in rejecting those approaches.However, the Belgian international is set to leave this summer and, according to Il Corriere dello Sport, Roma are in contact with the player’s agent over a deal.Tottenham are still on the midfielder’s case, while incoming Man City manager Pep Guardiola is understood to be a fan of the 27-year-old and sees him a perfect replacement for Yaya Toure.But it now appears Italy is the most likely destination for Witsel this summer, with Roma intent on finding midfield reinforcements to fill the void left by the impending departure of Radja Nainggolan to Chelsea.last_img read more

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ANGER AT CLOSURE CONFIRMATION OF DERRYBEG POSTAL SORTING OFFICE

first_imgCouncillor Mac Giolla Easbuig and postmaster Josie Molloy.There is anger and frustration in West Donegal at the confirmed closure of Derrybeg postal sorting office.Local postmaster Josie Molloy has confirmed he has received a closure date for the sorting office.Independent Cllr Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig has expressed his anger after meeting with Mr Molloy on the issue. Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig said “This shows the government’s commitment to rural Ireland is just a ploy by Fine Gael to con people into thinking that they have rural Ireland at heart. During the recent election they were taken a back by the feeling of betrayal all across rural areas and we now see that their new found concern is baseless.“If they were serious about addressing the issues that rural post offices and communities face decisions like this would be put on hold at least until the Post Office Working Group set up.”He added the loss of the sorting office in Derrybeg will impact on the local service provided by the an Post.“Many times businesses in the area and members of the community would have been able to call in early to pick up a parcel that they were waiting on and it was this type of local and personal service that made the post office an important part of the community and I believe that an Post will lose that respect of the people with the consolidation of services like this. “Let’s be clear about this though it is part of a process where an Post are preparing to privatise the mail service across the country where your local post office will not be part of the mail delivery at all. We only have to look at the way that post boxes are being taken out of the post office as well. The whole agenda of this neo-liberal Fine Gael government is to drive the full privatisation of an Post” continued MacGiollaEaspuig.Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig and Deputy Thomas Pringle have been highlighting the threat of privatisation across all services and say they will continue to fight to keep vital services in public ownership but we need our communities to make this a priority too.ANGER AT CLOSURE CONFIRMATION OF DERRYBEG POSTAL SORTING OFFICE was last modified: May 2nd, 2016 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:derrybegdonegalJosie Molloypost officelast_img read more

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Cal High senior project urges SIDS awareness

first_imgWHITTIER – Amber Escareno has turned her senior year at California High School into a tribute to her baby brother. Although Amber was only 2 when her brother died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, his death changed the Escareno family forever. Amber is using her senior project to help other families affected by SIDS. The 17-year-old is organizing a dinner and silent auction later this month to benefit the SIDS Foundation, which educates people about SIDS, provides support to families and raises money to find a cure. Her goal is to raise $10,000. “I know a lot of people choose to do their senior projects just because they want to pass,” she said. “But I saw this as an opportunity to do something better for my community. I have 300 tickets at $35 apiece and I would love to sell out the event. “But I’d be happy with selling at least 200,” she added. Completing a senior project is a graduation requirement in the Whittier Union High School District, and it from students. Students must identify and research a topic, write a lengthy paper about it, work with a mentor to conduct at least 15 hours of field work, and give an oral presentation at the end of the year before a panel of judges. Typically, students at schools across the nation that require senior projects put in about 43.5 hours completing them, said Cal High senior project coordinator Pat Hodges. Amber will have logged about 200 hours on her project by the time her SIDS fundraiser is completed. “Amber is certainly going above and beyond what’s required,” Hodges said. “For a student to put in that amount of time and effort – well, this is what a senior project is supposed to be all about. “It will give her a chance to feel like she’s made a contribution to society and done something to help people overcome the grief that can happen because of SIDS,” Hodges added. “It’s an incredible feat, and it’s just marvelous.” Since her brother’s death, Amber’s family has been very involved with the SIDS Foundation, she said. Her parents sought counseling through the foundation, where they also made lifelong friends and helped raise about $5,000 for the organization a few years ago through a walkathon fundraiser. Amber is contacting local businesses, organizations and Cal High parents, asking them to buy tickets and donate items for the silent auction. But she also is appealing to large corporations, asking them to help with the cost of holding the event at Maggie’s Pub, which gave her a discount on renting its facilities. “I’ve had a lot of support from my mentor, Karena Lee, and my mom,” Amber said. “Without them, I couldn’t have done this much.” Amber calls her project a labor of love. “I want to help other people by letting them hear my story and know my cause.” entails a nine-month effort tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Stored ammo set off by fire

first_imgPALMDALE – Fireballs lit up the pre-dawn sky when thousands of bullets and gunpowder stored in a cargo container in an industrial storage yard caught fire. Firefighters leaving stations in downtown Palmdale and west Palmdale after receiving a 4:11 a.m. call about a fire in a Sierra Highway storage yard saw three mushroom-like fireballs shoot into the night sky south of the city. “They could be seen from five miles away,” Battalion Chief Joey Reed said. “When (firefighters) arrived, they heard thousands of rounds of ammunition going off.” Thursday’s fire at the U.S. Crane storage yard hurt no one and nothing was damaged, other than the cargo container holding the ammunition and a nearby cargo truck containing truck parts, but firefighters let the fire burn for about 45 minutes before moving in to extinguish it because of the danger of more explosions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsU.S. Crane owner Dan Jenkins said the ammunition was military surplus bought for resale at gun shows. Fire officials said they didn’t know what caused the fire, but Jenkins said one firefighter told him it might have been caused by lightning from a thunderstorm that passed through the Antelope Valley. Sheriff’s arson detectives were called in to investigate. When firefighters arrived at the storage yard in the 35500 block of Sierra Highway, two fire engines moved inside the fence but stayed about 500 feet away from the fire for about 45 minutes, until the exploding-ammunition sounds died down, Reed said. “When we see explosions like that, we are concerned,” Reed said. Firefighters with binoculars were sent into an adjoining field and onto Pearblossom Highway overlooking the yard to see what was burning. The yard lacked the required placard noting what hazardous materials were there, Reed said. Fire officials called for a hazardous-materials crew to assist them. Firefighters moved in to extinguish the adjoining cargo trailer when it caught fire, then moved a fire engine into the neighboring field and, from about 250 feet away, sprayed water from a mounted nozzle onto the flames. Then firefighters were able to move in with hoses and attack the flames directly, Reed said. Reed said the container held thousands of rounds of ammunition, up to .50 caliber in size, as well as gunpowder and smokeless powder used by gun enthusiasts to load their own ammunition. chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com (661) 267-5742160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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MAN CAUGHT DOING DOUGHNUTS IN SNOW IS SENT ON DRIVER’S COURSE

first_imgA man caught doing doughnut manouvres on a snow-covered housing estate has been sent on a responsible driver’s course.Letterkenny court.Lee Kennedy  of 3 Knocknamona Crescent, Letterkenny appeared before  Letterkenny District Court yesterday. The court heard that Detective Mick Carroll heard reports of heavy revving of a car at Foxhills housing estate in Letterkenny at 12.30am on November 19th last year.He went to the estate and took position at the entrance of the area and could see tyre marks on the road.A short time later he heard loud revving and son noticed a Lexus car approaching the junction of the estate and it was swerving on both sides of the road.Garda Carroll revealed that if any cars were coming in the opposite direction it would not have been able to avoid a collision.He waited for the car to come out of the estate again and he activated the blue lights of his car and questioned Kennedy.Kennedy could not give any reason for his driving and was arrested.Defense solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client has a “rush of blood to the head.”He said his client had no previous convictions and worked on a farm with his father.“I would suggest he would be an excellent candidate for the Pro Social Driver’s course,” said Mr Gallagher.Judge Paul Kelly asked Kennedy if he realised he could not go on the road if he did not have all the documentation including an NCT cert for this car.He ordered Kennedy to pay the cost of the course which was €150 and bring in a receipt the next time he came into court and he said he will see then how he will deal with the case.MAN CAUGHT DOING DOUGHNUTS IN SNOW IS SENT ON DRIVER’S COURSE was last modified: June 24th, 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:donegaldoughnutsLee Kennedyletterkennylast_img read more

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