No neutral ref for Super rugby final

first_imgSouth African whistleblower Jayco Peyper, who controlled the Lions semi-final win over the Hurricanes, will be in control of the final.Peyper controversially sinbinned Hurricanes first five Beauden Barrett in the semi-final prompting futher debate over why referees from neutral countries weren’t controlling the playoff matches.New Zealand referee Glen Jackson and another South African Marius van Westhuizen are the assistant referees.South African Marius Jonker is the television match official.The chief executive of SANZAAR, Andy Marinos, defended the appointments saying the selection criteria for match appointments “follows a clear tournament policy…. that such appointments be merit-based regardless of neutrality.””This policy is written into the tournament protocols and appointments are made according to this policy on a weekly basis and is also the policy used for the finals last year as well as this year.””This merit-based policy was reflected with the appointment last year of New Zealand referee Glen Jackson to referee the Hurricanes versus Lions final in Wellington.He said SANZAAR stands behind the policy and believes the best referees should officiate the best matches regardless of nationality. Photo: Photosport South African referee Jayco Peyperlast_img read more

Trippier does not move

first_imgRegardless of all of the rumors and the curiosity of English golf equipment in Trippier, Atlético are calm. The participant himself has commented to the technical managers of the entity who’re comfortable and comfortable in Madrid and who after a season do not plan to vary their air once more. There’s Trippier for some time at Atlético in keeping with what the footballer himself has commented to the rojiblanca sports activities administration.Within the Wanda Metropolitano membership, then again, they’re calm concerning the subject of playing regulation in England. Trippier is keen to make clear the whole lot that’s needed and on this sense it’s not anticipated that this might have main penalties. The participant has returned to coaching, like the remainder of his teammates, along with his sights set on the doable return of the league competitors. And Trippier, now, what worries him most is to play once more defending Atlético. Kieran Trippier does not move. Atlético’s proper again He is without doubt one of the fastened gamers within the rojiblanco staff for the 2020-21 season. The rojiblanca sports activities administration is aware of that it was profitable in hiring the English footballer, who got here to make Juanfran overlook, necessary soccer participant in Atlético del Cholo. In England it’s identified that a number of golf equipment within the Premier are pondering of recovering the best again seeing the great marketing campaign he has had below Simeone.Trippier arrived at Atlético for an quantity near 24 million euros. He managed to get him out of Tottenham to strengthen the best wing and the Englishman has tailored completely. He’s a participant who has joined Atlético in a short time and really properly and on the membership they depend on him for the next yr. He has performed 26 official competitors matches (19 LaLiga matches, 5 Champions League matches and two Spanish Tremendous Cup matches). In complete, 2,187 minutes of competitors.last_img read more

Redick caps big game with late 3, 76ers beat Magic

first_imgCarpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal NBA veteran Willie Reed goes No. 1 overall in G League draft Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Thirteen players attempted shots from beyond the arc, eight for Orlando and five for Philadelphia.TIP-INSMagic: Orlando let a 16-point lead slip away in the first half in short order. They led 26-10 with 5:13 to go in the quarter but fell behind for the first time at 11:25 of the second quarter and didn’t regain the lead until Ross hit his desperation 3-pointer with 1:24 to play in the game. They were outscored by Philadelphia 23-6 in that 5:48 run. … The Magic have now lost four straight against Philadelphia. They had won 13 of the previous 17.76ers: Simmons left the game after the first quarter. He played eight minutes and scored four points and had four assists. … Embiid broke 30 minutes played for the third straight game to start the season. He only did that twice in the first 10 games last season, and not until Nov. 1.UP NEXTMagic: Finish their two-game trip in Boston on Monday night.76ers: Start a short two-game trip Tuesday night in Detroit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 20: JJ Redick #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates his game winning shot with teammate Joel Embiid #21 against the Orlando Magic at Wells Fargo Center on October 20, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers won 116-115. Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFPPHILADELPHIA — JJ Redick hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers over the Orlando Magic 116-115 on Saturday night.Redick had his best game since moving to Philadelphia’s bench at the start of the season, scoring 31 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including eight 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Aaron Gordon had a chance to tie it with 10 seconds remaining but missed his second free throw, and a desperation heave by Terrance Ross missed the net entirely.Joel Embiid had 32 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers, including 19 points by halftime. He did it with an outside game in the first half but was more of a force down low after intermission.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 ChrissDario Saric scored 13 points and Robert Covington had 12 as the 76ers improved to 2-1 this season.Evan Fournier had 31 points to lead Orlando. Nikola Vucevic added 27 points and Gordon had 20. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben Simmons left the game after the first quarter with a tight back, meaning Philadelphia had to lean that much more on Embiid and Redick.With Simmons out, Markelle Fultz was given an opportunity to play extended minutes and run the offense. Fultz finished with eight points on 4-of-11 shooting and added seven assists with only one turnover.However, with the game on the line, 76ers coach Brett Brown opted to use T.J. McConnell at the point and kept Fultz on the bench.High scores have been common in the early part of the NBA season as teams are pushing the pace and trying more shots, especially from deep.Both teams shot lights out from 3-point territory. The Sixers, paced by Redick, shot 17 of 34 (50 percent) while the Magic, led by Fournier’s six 3-pointers, shot 16 of 29 (55.2 percent).ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

New housing schemes slated for 2018

first_imgThe Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) is working towards identifying areas for new Land Development Schemes for the year 2018.This is according to Commissioner Trevor Benn, who last week said: “When people come to the office to apply for new land, we don’t have a plot number to say we have these available. So, we are looking at developing new areas like the Linden Highway so that people can have access to lands.”According to Benn, GL&SC has been challenged to open new areas for houselotGL&SC Commissioner Trevor Benndistribution as a result of limited resources.Meanwhile, Commissioner Benn said the GL&SC has received many expressions of interest for lands in 2017 from citizens, here and abroad.Benn said the Commission during 2017 worked on compiling plans for various areas for the benefit of all clients.“Most of our plans are individual plans, relating to a specific plot of land across the country. This has not been very helpful to investors and the Government who want to engage in infrastructural work,” Benn is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Benn said work has already been done in the Houston, Great Diamond, Herstelling, Eccles to Peter’s Hall and Farm to Covent Garden areas. In 2018, the Commission hopes to continue the exercise to ensure that all the areas in all the regions are completed, “so that customers can visit the office and acquire one plan”, Benn said.In the long run, he explained, the Commission hopes to have a national plan showing in greater detail the information required.According to Benn, the Commission has been able to provide new forms, which reflect applicants for commercial and individual purposes.He also highlighted that “chief among the Commission’s challenges” was the issue of squatting.“No matter what part of Guyana you go, people are squatting. Many times, they are encouraged by local authorities to squat on the embankment and reserves. We are trying to push back on that. In 2018, we will work a little harder to enforce that [squatting is illegal],” Benn warned.last_img read more

Last day to comment on Site C public hearing process

first_imgThus, the regulatory clock is essentially stopped until Hydro responds in full, and if then satisfied, the panel will schedule public hearings. Proponents of the dam see it as part of the solution to a population growth of one million people over the next two decades, that along with major economic expansion, means power needs are likely to increase by 40 per cent over the same period. Opponents see it – among other things – as the most destructive Agricultural Land Reserve project in the province’s history, with more than 6,000 hectares of farmland targeted for flooding. – Advertisement -If the project eventually moves forward it is hoped Site C will be available for electricity needs by 2020.last_img read more

In battle to save his life, man gains by losing – 450 pounds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Last week, after his second lengthy hospital stay, physical therapy, intensive care for his gaping skin wounds and careful nutrition – but no bariatric surgery – Jimenez left Huntington Hospital on his own two feet, 450 pounds lighter. For Jimenez, it is only the first step in his journey back to health. But by telling his story, he said, he hopes he can give strength to others who have their own challenges to overcome. By the time Jimenez arrived at Huntington Hospital 61/2 months ago, things were pretty bad. “When I got there, they gave me a 50 percent chance of living,” he said Friday from the house where he lives with his family and two Chihuahuas, Grande and Tequila. Although he had already shed 200 pounds, during his first hospital stay he developed six huge pressure ulcers, he said, the largest of which was big enough to fit a hand. PASADENA – When Oscar Jimenez checked into the emergency room near his home in Wilmington on Nov. 14, 2006, he weighed 1,057 pounds. By that point, Jimenez, 30, had been bed-bound for more than three months following a painful fall on his bathroom floor. To get him to the hospital, firefighters had to cut a hole in his bedroom wall, and take out the picture window in the living room. Because he didn’t fit into an ambulance, they lifted him with a tarp onto the bed of a pickup truck. “One of the problems that he had was that he had a very serious skin infection,” said Jeffrey Tavis, one of Jimenez’s doctors. “The infection, if it got too bad, it could have overwhelmed his body and he would have died.” To make matters worse, Jimenez said, “when I got there I was malnourished – low cholesterol, low iron, my hemoglobin was all whacked out.” Although he had been under the guidance of a doctor and nutritionist, Jimenez “wanted to lose weight faster, so I ate even less than they told me,” he said. “It was too strong of a diet.” Without the proper nutrition, his body was less able to repair itself. For the next six months, it took a large team of doctors, nurses and staff to get Jimenez back on his feet. During the first part of his stay, surgeons cut dead tissue from his wounds daily. Infectious disease specialists took samples to decide what antibiotics would best fight the nasty bacteria. A suctioning device called a Wound VAC (for Vacuum Assisted Closure) was positioned over his sores to clean out the dead tissue and suck out excess fluids. “I’ve got to say, every day with the wound care – I was crying sometimes,” Jimenez said. He was also put on a strict – but nutritious – diet 1,200 to 1,500 calories a day (most people require between 1,500 and 2,000 calories). Then there was the regular physical therapy, led by Margo Boss. Though only 5 feet 4 inches tall, Boss was by no means a pushover. “She does let you know – she’s a little drill sergeant, but she gets it done, she gets results,” Jimenez said fondly. After more than three months of work, Jimenez progressed from lying down to sitting up for short periods of time, and finally – with the help of a sling – standing and walking. By that point, it had been more than a year since his last steps. He can now walk almost the length of two football fields, using only forearm crutches for support. “While this is an extreme case, I think it also offers you a lot of hope for people that feel that this can’t change, this can’t be gotten under control,” said Nicholas Jauregui, a palliative care doctor who treated the pain from Jimenez’s sores from the massive weight burdening his skin, bones and joints. “A lot of people say `Well, this is just Oscar’s fault,’ but it’s just not true. It’s an illness like any other illness,” he said. “He has a responsibility for treating that and getting better, but it’s an illness like any other illness.” Last Wednesday, Jimenez was discharged from Huntington and left on his own two feet. “When I saw him the other day, walking, I just wanted to cry,” said Penny Raile, executive director of the El Cucuy Foundation. The foundation, started by Ramon Almendarez Coello, better known as one of Los Angeles’ most-popular morning radio personalities El Cucuy, had taken up Jimenez’ cause more than a year ago and helped him navigate the red tape of Medi-Cal to get treatment. “I remember the Oscar that was so scared to do anything. He was scared to take that first step because he said, `I haven’t walked in so long, it’s going to feel weird,”‘ Raile said. The first thing his mother did, even before going home from the hospital, was take him to church to say thanks. Still, there is much more progress for Jimenez to make. “I still have some wound care, but compared to what I had before, it’s a cake walk,” he said. He will continue to make weekly trips to Huntington for physical therapy, treatment of his sores and checkups with Tavis, and is attending a bariatric support group. “Oscar has to have a persistent drive to make the changes he has to do,” Tavis said. “He has to make that conscious choice, every day.” “Now I think I’ve got what I need and I know what to do,” said Jimenez. “My family’s informed of it so I don’t forget, and I have them to fall back on in case I forget. I think I’ve got it all written down, so somebody will remind somebody.” (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgLifford Greyhound Stadium has been put up for sale.Lifford is already fighting the recessionThe track, which has been opened since 1949, employs a number of people on a part-time basis.But the track, which has one race night each week, has now been put on the market Northern Ireland auctioneers by O’Connor Kennedy Turtle of Coleraine. The 23 acre site in the border town could be refurbished but there are also fears it could be sold on and used for something completely different.That raises the questions over a number of part-time posts including cleaners, restaurant staff and track staff. LIFFORD GREYHOUND TRACK PUT UP FOR SALE was last modified: October 15th, 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:donegalfor saleLifford Greyhound Tracklast_img read more


first_imgNEW! Fitness instructor Michael Black is back with with a new series of articles to help you get fit for summer! The clocks go forward an hour this weekend, so with longer evenings (and some decent weather) there’s no excuse for just sitting there! So get up, get out and get moving!BY MICHAEL BLACK: Summer is fast approaching and hopefully your new year fitness resolutions are still going strong. It’ll be time to get rid of the woolly jumpers, put on your shorts, and hit the beach. This should be a great feeling; unless of course you’re fitness resolutions stopped as quick as it came into your head and you ate your way threw a load of junk food with little or no activity…..If so, you may be keeping the woolly jumpers out and covering up for the next few months.But there is hope if you want to get in shape for our version of Summertime.  But you have to start right now!! . We have put together your ultimate summer fitness plan, and it all starts with the commitment to yourself. CommitOK, so by now you will be talking yourself into getting started. What next? You must have a plan. “Fail to plan and you will plan to fail,” as the saying goes. Make sure you keep a record of what you are doing. Stick it up on your wall at work or fridge at the house. That way, every morning when you get up and walk into the kitchen, you’ll see what your daily workout is that day. This is as important as any other meeting or task you have that day, even more in some cases, so don’t put it last on the list of things to do. “You are worth it too!”You don’t need any fancy equipment. All you need is your imagination, the will to succeed and heaps of determination.If you are really serious about improving your fitness and shedding some weight, I recommend you try working out at least 5 days a week. You have to be consistent and be patient with your body. Be comfortable and feel good about yourself when your training. Invest a little money in a good pair of running shoes and some workout gear. The last thing you’ll need is a pair of dumbbells (or a 2-litre bottle, a heavy book, brick or jar lying around your house if you don’t have the equipment). Once you have all this sorted you can get started on your fitness plan. I have broken down a week to let you see how it works.MondayStart out with five to 10 minutes of walking or jogging to get warmed up then we move on to some Total Body Circuits.. Beginners may want to start with less and the more advanced fitness folks can use the upper range. We’re going to do two sets of 10 (beginners) to 50 (advanced) of each exercise. Go through the list and do each exercise one time with 10 jumping jacks in between. Then do the circuit again. Do 2 more times if you’re feeling really energetic.Pull-upsBurpeesSit-ups or crunchesStarburstsPress-upsSquatsDips- Sit on a bench or chair. Begin with the hands next to or slightly under the hips. Lift up onto the hands and bring the hips forward. Bend the elbows (no lower than 90 degrees) and lower the hips down, keeping them very close to the chair. Keep the shoulders downAlternating lunges-Step forward with one leg and lower your body to 90 degrees at both knees. Don’t step out too far. There should be 2 to 2.5 feet between your feet at this point. Keep your weight on your heels and don’t allow your knees to cross the plane of your toes.  Push up and back to the starting position to complete one rep. Repeat all reps on one leg, then switch to complete one setRemember to do the 10 jumping jacks between each exercise. Finish it off with five to 10 minutes jogging or walking and 10 to 15 minutes of stretching.TuesdayIt’s time for hill or stair repeats. Start with a five to 10 minute warm-up and finish with a 5 – 10 minute cool down and 10 -15 minutes of stretching. Find a hill or set of stairs–the steeper the better. You have to go from the bottom to the top ten times pushing really hard each time. You should be out of breath after each one. If you are on a hill, try and get at least 20 seconds of hard uphill running or fast walking. Add a burpee every second uphill effort. Wednesday Bring out your dumbbells or your make shift equipment. Remember warm up for 10 minutes first and follow the following exercises with no recovery in between. BurpeesDumbbell squat/curl/press (all one motion)Dumbbell alternating lungesSit-ups/crunches with a dumbbellDumbbell squatsDumbbell deadliftsOverhead triceps extensionsDumbbell Bicep curlsFlutter kicks Thursday Advertisement Let’s get outside and pick up the pace. Go to the park or local track and remember warm up easy walk or jog for 10 minutes. Begin with 100m fast sprinting, recover 30 seconds. Sprint for 200m, recover 1min. Sprint for 300m, recover for 1min.Sprint for 400m (1 lap of a track) recover for 90sec’s. Then work your way back down from 400,300,200,100. Finish with 10 min easy jog or walk.FridayOk last day of training and our aim is to take the exercises you have on Monday and Wednesday and put them all together but with a little twist. Start with your pull up then do 10 jumping jacks. Then do another exercise and do 100m run or 20 sec jog on spot. Another exercise and follow that with 5 burpees. Keep repeating this cycle until you have all the exercises on, Monday and Wednesday completed.Keep this format going for 4-5 weeks to see real results. You can play around with some of the exercises, take some out put some in but work hard on each of them. Try and get outside and do this now that the weather is getting better. Kepp smiling and work hard. Onwards and Upwards! Advertisement For more click here: & FITNESS: MICHAEL BLACK’S GUIDE TO GETTING FIT FOR SUMMER, PART 1 was last modified: March 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HEALTH & FITNESS: MICHAEL BLACK’S GUIDE TO GETTING FIT FOR SUMMERPART 1last_img read more


first_imgTELLY football pundit John Giles has praised the impact of Donegal’s Seamus Coleman during Everton’s shock 1-0 win over Manchester United at Goodison Park on Monday night.The 23 year old Killybegs man play came off the bench in the 81st minute and helped the Toffees hold out for a famous opening day win.Giles says he expects Coleman to make an even bigger impact throughout the course of the season. He told NewsTalk Radio today of his views here: GILES: COLEMAN HAS BRIGHT SEASON AHEAD FOR EVERTON was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GILES: COLEMAN HAS BRIGHT SEASON AHEAD FOR EVERTONlast_img read more


first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDDONEGAL TD Charlie McConalogue is calling on the Government to initiate contact with the Labour Relations Commission with a view to averting next Tuesday’s strike action by teachers.More than 800 secondary school teachers in Donegal plan to take part in the action, closing all secondary schools in the county.Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Education Deputy McConalogue said the deadlock between the Education Minister and unions requires outside intervention. As many as 350,000 students nationwide will be affected by the action if it goes ahead on Tuesday.Deputy McConalogue told Donegal Daily today: “The current stalemate cannot be allowed to continue. All efforts must be made to avert the strike on Tuesday, and Minister Jan O’Sullivan should make contact with Kevin Foley at the LRC to establish whether he can engage with the teachers unions.“The only way this process can move forward is if both the Minister and the unions agree to drop their preconditions and participate in meaningful discussions.“Teachers are understandably concerned about changes to the independent assessment mechanism. It has been an important component of our examination system for decades and has proved to be an efficient and effective practice. “It is unfair of Minister O’Sullivan to expect teachers to sign up to a school-based assessment model without publishing any of the details of the project or portfolio work. By the same token, the unions must appreciate the concessions the Minister has made to date.”Deputy McConalogue warned: “The relationship between the teachers unions and the Department of Education has been tainted by the attitude adopted by former Minister Ruairi Quinn. His refusal to engage or consult with the ASTI and TUI created a tension that saw relations deteriorate significantly. Minister O’Sullivan’s revised proposals mark a significant departure from her predecessors’ plan, but the issue of independent assessment remains.“It is important that we do not enter into a prolonged period of industrial unrest in our schools and I would urge the Minister to employ all of the industrial relations machinery of the State to resolve this current impasse. These strikes will cause widespread disruption across the school system, and will affect tens of thousands of secondary students, including those preparing for State exams.“The ultimate goal of this process must be a better curriculum for our students. We need to ensure that pupils are more engaged in the learning process, rather than concentrating on a wrote system and final exams. There is a responsibility on teachers and the Minister to achieve this, beginning with an open negotiations process without any preconditions”.McCONALOGUE APPEALS FOR PLAN TO STOP TEACHERS’ STRIKE was last modified: November 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Charlie McConalogue TDdonegalfianna failteachers strikelast_img read more