Warriors taking extreme measures to make top eight

Posted On May 26 2020 by

first_imgThe message is simple – work hard.Players have started on an even keel competing to impress at the upcoming trials ahead of game one of the season against South Sydney Rabbitohs in March.”There was a gap we needed to close in certain areas, hence why we made a decision on the back end of the year to bring someone to the club like Alex (Corvo).” says Kearney.”It’s pretty demanding but that’s because that’s what the game asks for and the boys have really responded.”Part of that demand before pre-season was training mixed martial arts at a New Lynn gym under jiu-jitsu black belt Steve Oliver. The idea was to work combatively on defence – not unfamiliar to Rugby league.In 2013 the official tackle coach to the Bulldogs NRL team and the New South Wales Blues was Brazilian jiu-jitsu professor Marcos Neve, the Rabbitohs have called on jiu-jitsu specialist Marco Villela, and last year the Melbourne Storm were known for their jiu-jitsu and MMA sessions.”During the off season before pre-season I’d send a few of them along to learn some new skills, it was about the defence aspect.” says Kearney.”They’re on wrestling mats which is a little bit softer than the ground and there will be times particularly in the long turn-a-arounds we’ll use the facility.”It’s quite clear that the adoption of Melbourne Storm’s winning culture is being filtered into the Warriors – both in the squad and coaching ranks, something new recruit Tohu Harris is already accustomed to.”All this training is pretty familiar, my first couple of years were under Alex Corvo and without sounding negative, it’s been tough – there’s no way around it.” says Harris.Despite the 2017 NRL premiership title under his belt with the Storm, the second rower says after nursing injuries the pressure is high to earn a starting spot for game one of the season.”There’s a lot of competition for spots but if you look past the trials you might find yourself watching the boys run out in round one, so you have to make sure you’re always training as well as you can.”The Warriors will hold their first trial match in Rotorua against Melbourne on February 17, then travel to the Sunshine Coast for their second trial against the Gold Coast Titans.last_img read more

UAAP football: UST, UE fan Final Four hopes

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. De La Salle Lipa, Letran Bataan clash in NBTC Division 2 Finals Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback University of Santo Tomas and University of the East stayed in step in the Final Four race in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament after separate wins Thursday at the FEU-Diliman pitch.The Growling Tigers shut out Adamson, 5-0, to remain at third place with 18 points.ADVERTISEMENT Steven Anotado came back from his two-game suspension and immediately made impact as he sent the ball to the back of the net at the eighth minute.Marvin Bricenio pounced on the hapless Falcons defense as he doubled the lead with a goal at the 35th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUST continued to tear Adamson into shreds in the second half, which saw John Ian de Castro complete a hat-trick with his goals at the 54th, 81st and 89th minute.Meanwhile, it was Kent Galaura who came to the Red Warriors’ rescue for their 1-0 win over National University.center_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Galaura drilled the strike at the 75th minute for the lone goal of the contest, which saw UE’s Stephane Dagaraga and NU’s Sean Epili attested with red cards.The Red Warriors forced themselves on a tie for the fifth place with NU at 13 points.UP still leads the board with 26 points, closely followed by Ateneo at 25. La Salle sits at fourth place with 16 points, FEU at seventh spot with nine points, while Adamson remained scoreless.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Linguist, Diplomat, Painter Milly Buchanan Dies

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgThe death is announced of Mrs. Mildred (Milly) Marie Buchanan, a noted Liberian diplomat, linguist and painter, which sad event occurred on April 6, 2015 in Lusaka, Zambia.She was in her 75th year.A prolific painter, Milly’s artistry began in Vevey, Switzerland, where her talent was first noticed at the age of 10, by a prominent Swiss artist, Guy Baer. In the late 70s, Milly developed her personal style of Afro-Cubism—her shattered-glass art expression of the sociopolitical turmoil in Liberia and Africa.Truly a renaissance woman Milly was beautiful, tall and elegant.  She was also an architect, a conference interpreter and translator, who spoke and wrote in five languages—English, French, German, Italian and SpanishShe was also a former model.  One of her outstanding appearances was in the September 1971 issue of   Ebony Magazine.  She was also a fashion fair poster-model for Essence Magazine.Milly’s extensive life spanned the African continent and she developed personal and professional relationships with Africans from all walks of life, including the late President Sekou Toure of Guinea, Zambian Foreign Minister Vernon John Mwaanga and South African recording artists Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. Milly was also a friend to market women, students, farmers and fisherman. During her time in Suakoko she befriended many members of the faculty and student body of Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University).  In 1963 she assisted in staging one of Cuttington’s annual operatic performances, The Mikado.Her broad and rich network of friends and colleagues gave her a unique perspective from which to artistically represent the essence of the African struggle and spirit of resilience and hope.Milly was on the Liberian delegation to the first Pan-African FESTAC festival of Arts and Culture FESTAC ’77, held in Lagos, Nigeria.   She worked for several years with the nascent ECOWAS Fund in Lome, Togo; with the UN Office in Nairobi, and as a freelance interpreter for the UN Economic Commission for Africa and for the African Union.Milly Buchanan’s service to the Government of Liberia began under the administration of President William V.S. Tubman, during which she did the landscape designs for the Capitol Building and the University of Liberia.  She also served in the Tolbert and Doe administrations as part of the interpretation team in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.During the war years, Milly Buchanan continued to serve in the Foreign Ministry as diplomatic liaison for international organizations and in various capacities, attending and advising the government on international relations through her participation in hundreds of conferences, meetings, and other missions.Milly was also a founding member of the Union of Liberian Artists, an organization that creates a forum for the exchange of personal experiences in various refugee camps, motivates young self-taught artists to develop their skills, hosts art exhibits and promotes their works.Mildred (Milly) Buchanan was born on April 12, 1940 to the union of Mr. Thomas Buchanan, Deputy Minister of Public Works, R.L., and his wife Mrs. Sara King Buchanan, niece of former President Charles D.B. King.Milly schooled in Switzerland, where she acquired and learned to speak and write, in addition to English, four other European languages.  In the late 1950s upon her return home, she was wedded to Mr. Julius E. Cooper, a prominent Liberia agronomist, who served as Deputy Director of Research at that Government Farm in Suakoko, Bong County (now the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI).  Julius later became Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Action, Development and Progress (ADP).   Milly’s son, Julius Everett Cooper, Jr., eldest sister, Mary Jane Buchanan Vaitsas, and elder brother, Harold Buchanan, pre-deceased her.Milly’s memory will be cherished by her four children: Mrs. Jeanine Milly Cooper (Johan Heffinck), Mrs. Erika Eugenia Cooper Hill (Frederick Hill), Vernon John Mwaanga (Phyllis Vlahakis), and Sara Elizabeth Buchanan; and her 20  grandchildren: Fabio, Brice, Ariane, Elyan, Chasya, Christa, Zubin, Ilse, Ann, Daniella, Stavros, Julius, Whitney, Baggio, Milly, Gifty, Thomas, Anne Marie and  Xenia; two great-grandchildren: Zion and Patricia; three sisters: Enid Buchanan, Joyce Buchanan, and Shadrene Howard.Survivors also include her uncle Roosevelt King; her niece  Sahe Williams and nephews Eric Buchanan, Harold Buchanan; her cousins: Gloria Sherman, James T. McCritty, Emeretta Vincent, Remi Aniteye, E. George King, Roosevelt King, Isabelle Paul, Virginie Viltardif Campailla, Ilse Zahn Cooper;  foster brother Hans Buchanan, foster sister Janet Dean Richards; and a host of other relatives and friends.Family sources said her body was cremated in Zambia.  Memorial services are being planned for Monrovia and the United States. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tesoro Resources donates computers to Shaheed Orphanage

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgSome of the residents of the orphanage viewing the new computersIn its efforts to rebuild the Shaheed Orphanage to its former glory following a fire which destroyed the facility late last year, Tesoro Resources on Tuesday donated over $500,000 computers to the all-girl orphanage.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesoro Resources, Dean Hassan made the donation of seven monitors along with related accessories to the orphanage.Director of the orphanage, Dolly Rahaman received the computers on behalf of the orphanageLast year, the company reached out to the orphanage’s director and challenged her to come up with a sustainable project which she would like to see realised.As such, Rahaman lobbied for the computer laboratory.General Manager of Tesoro, Jaswick Williams in handing over the donation said that as a consequence of the fire at the orphanage in October 2018, which completely destroyed the orphanage, it was important for the organisation to lend a helping hand.The general manager expressed the company’s satisfaction with the new partnership with the orphanage and pledged its continued support.The new Shaheed Orphanage building, located at Oleander Gardens, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was commissioned in April of 2019. Rahaman has been managing the Shaheed Girls’ and Boys’ Orphanage since 2003.This is another in a series of assistance given to the wider community by Tesoro Resources. Around this time last year, the Orphanage was among five homes that benefited from the company.They each received more than $1 million to further a project to the benefit of the youngsters who reside there.last_img read more

Impressive start to the year for junior Flyers

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgThe knights of Columbus Flyers started off the new year the same way in which they ended 2010, undefeated.On Sunday, The Knights of Columbus AA Bantam Flyers took on Dawson Creek, shutting them out by a score of 3-0. With the win, the flyers undefeated streak is kept alive at an impressive 4-0 against all Peace teams.- Advertisement -After a scoreless first period and with only 47 seconds left in the second, Flyers Lien Miller-Jeannotte took the initiative to get his team on the board, scoring to put the Flyers up 1-0. Miller-Jeannotte’s goal would be the eventual game winner.The third period saw the Flyers add to their lead, as Thomas Webster scored two goals for his squad, increasing their lead to 3-0, which would eventually be the final score.Flyer’s goaltender Sean Gjernes earned the shutout in between the pipes.The team’s next game will take place Sunday, Jan. 22, at home against Fairview. Advertisementlast_img read more

CANU intercepts vehicle with over 100lbs of ganja on Mandela Avenue

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgFour persons are now in the custody of drug enforcement officials after they were arrested following the discovery of a large quantity of cannabis in a vehicle on Monday evening.Some of the parcels containing cannabis that were found inside the vehicleBased on reports received, at about 20:25h on the day in question, several ranks attached to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) swooped down on a car that originated from Berbice and found the illegal substance. The car was intercepted behind the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown.According to the drug enforcement body, 35-year-old Jairam Lalman, of 757 Fort Ordinance Housing Scheme, East Canje, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) was transporting the cannabis from a location in his county to a “given” location in the capital city.However, his vehicle was intercepted by the CANU ranks before he could make the drop-off.The suspect, Jairam Lalman, who was caught by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU)When the car was searched by the CANU ranks, they discovered several parcels of the cannabis that had been wrapped in clear plastic and then covered with black plastic bags weighing over 102 pounds.Lalman was immediately arrested and taken to the CANU headquarters for further grilling about the crime.Meanwhile, as a result of the bust, three others were hauled in by CANU for questioning.In June of this year, while giving an overview of last year’s performance of the Unit, CANU had reported that there was a vast increase in cannabis seized by CANU during 2018, with the spike seen mostly during the June to August period which coincides with the summer vacation.According to statistics provided by the drug enforcement body, the unit had seized 171.58kg cocaine, 543.256kg cannabis, 532.8 grams ecstasy, 304 grams of heroin, and 100 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 39 grams of cannabis in 2018 against the 291.089kg cocaine, 123.799kg cannabis and 1.602kg of heroin seized in 2017.The CANU had added that for this year, ranks had upped the ante in combatting the trafficking and sale of illicit substances in Guyana and that more and more operations were being done to nab the culprits who are engaged in the world of drugs.last_img read more

Video: Tottenham beat Toronto with stunner

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_imgTottenham made it six goals in two games after beating Toronto 3-2.Erik Lamela scored twice in the pre-season friendly and Andros Townsend’s superb winner settled things at the BMO Field.Former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe lined up against his old pals, but could not stop a rampant Tottenham, who kicked off their tour of America and Canada by drawing 3-3 with Seattle Sounders.Chicago are up next for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.last_img

Police report due on use of force at May Day rally

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“What we want to have is real learning and consequence. Nobody needs to sugarcoat what happened. We all saw it,” said Angelica Salas, an organizer who was at the pro-immigrant rally in the park when police swept in. “I think that what we are expecting is concrete, institutional changes.” In addition to demoting two commanders and setting up a special crowd-control unit, LAPD Chief William Bratton has apologized for the conduct of his officers and begun crowd-control training for all officers. A preliminary report on the melee blamed a breakdown in command structure and poor officer communication. The report due out Tuesday is authored by head of the department’s consent decree bureau, Gerald Chaleff, and the new crowd control bureau deputy chief, Michael Hillman. “It’s a first step in the analysis,” said Anthony Pacheco, president of the police commission that oversees the LAPD. Five months after LAPD officers drew scorn by firing rubber bullets into crowds of women and children and roughing up journalists at a peaceful May Day rally, the department is expected to release its long-awaited report this week on what went wrong. Widely seen as an overreaction to a few troublemakers, the LAPD’s response at the May 1 MacArthur Park rally prompted more than a 100 lawsuits and claims, two demotions and creation of a special LAPD crowd-control unit. The report is expected to detail the LAPD’s account of what happened at the rally and why. So far, LAPD officials have refused to discuss its content, saying only that it will not name officers involved. But critics say the LAPD’s response to the May Day melee has further strained the department’s relationship with the immigrant community. They want to see rank-and-file officers punished, and they say the report will be a key indicator of whether the LAPD is serious about reform. Though Pacheco said that as of Friday he had not seen a draft of the Tuesday report, he said it should “give a level of transparency that is unmatched in the city’s history.” “My expectation is that this will drill down a lot further on what is the thinking going on and the role of the department.” But he said he is withholding judgment on officer punishment and further inquiries until he sees the report. The fracas, which police have said was caused by agitators, created immediate public outcry in the immigrant community. Images of abusive police behavior were repeatedly broadcast – partly because journalists themselves were subject to some harsh treatment by LAPD officers. The incident forced Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to cut short a trade tour in Mexico and Central America. For weeks after, Bratton did damage control, reaching out to members of the media and Latino community and calling the incident regrettable and an “aberration.” The preliminary report described a chaotic scene in which officers clad in riot gear forced thousands of people from the park, poking many with batons and firing rubber bullets. Dispersal orders could not be heard over the roar of a helicopter and when police barked orders in English many of the Spanish-speaking crowd could not understand. There was no media safety zone, as is LAPD policy, and it was unclear who provided commands to sweep everyone from the crowded park. Carol Sobel, who is representing more than a dozen clients in a lawsuit against the city over the incident, said the report should conclude that the LAPD failed to adequately notify the crowd to disperse and that nothing could have justified the aggressive officer response. “Anything less than that would be dishonest,” she said. The Office of the Inspector General, which oversees police handling of complaints of misconduct by officers, will complete its own report on how the LAPD handled the incident and its follow-up investigation. “I would hope that what we see is a frank and candid assessment of what occurred,” said Andre Birotte, the inspector general. “That includes pre-planning, implementation and where errors were made in accountability.” Councilman Ed Reyes, whose district includes the park, said he wants people to be held accountable. “I look forward that changes are being proposed,” Reyes said. “The department recognizes its weaknesses.” Part of that, says longtime LAPD observer and civil rights lawyer Connie Rice, should be rethinking the elite unit that was in charge of crowd control that day. “They need to have a ruthlessly aggressive analysis of Metro which has not been touched by Bratton,” she said. “Metro is one of the last bastions of the Los Angeles Police Department’s elite that does what it wants and how it wants.” Still, even some critics say that the LAPD has turned a corner, responding quickly to the crisis and acknowledging mistakes. “For people who already had serious doubts about the department and its fairness for people of color, it’s just going to reinforce it,” said Police Commissioner John Mack, a longtime civil rights leader. “But I feel comfortable, up until this point, that Chief Bratton has been forthcoming about the terrible, terrible incident from the very beginning, acknowledging a lot of things went wrong.” Villaraigosa, who praised Bratton for his quick response, is expected to hold a news conference immediately after the report’s release. “The mayor looks forward to a full and comprehensive review of the errors made by the department on May 1 so that those errors can be corrected and never again repeated,” said Matt Szabo, a mayoral spokesman. rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgGARDAI were able to bring a thief to justice thanks to a top grade CCTV system at a Centra supermarket, a court has heard.Theresa Stokes, 25, whose address was give as 17 The Elms, Letterkenny, appeared at the town’s District Court on two theft charges.She was charged with stealing a bottle of Malibu from Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top, Letterkenny on January 22 last year. She also faced a charge first heard in Buncrana where she pleaded guilty to stealing another woman’s handbag at Liberty’s nightclub in the town on February 26th last.A Garda Inspector said the excellent CCTV footage at Kellys’ Centra clearly showed Stokes going into the alcohol area of the shop and placing a bottle of Malibu into her handbag before leaving the premises.Once gardai saw the footage they were easily able to identify Stokes who had a string of previous convictions for theft.Judge Paul Kelly sentenced Stokes to three months in prison on each charge, with the sentences to run consecutively.He added the sentences to other suspended sentences for two years. He extended a probation order over the defendant.Judge Kelly told Stokes: “The Probation Service says you are making progress but this litany of offending and these thefts will have to stop.“You are now in a situation where you have a 15 month prison sentence hanging over you and if you re-offend in any way those sentences will be activated.”CENTRA SHOP CCTV HELPS SNARE HABITUAL THIEF BEHIND SPATE OF ROBBERIES was last modified: January 19th, 2013 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:CENTRA SHOP CCTV HELPS SNARE HABITUAL THIEF BEHIND SPATE OF ROBBERIESletterkennyMountain Toplast_img read more

Wilfried Zaha ends transfer talk, signs new £130k-a-week Crystal Palace deal

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_imgThe Ivory Coast international has been outstanding since his return to Selhurst and played a crucial role last season, scoring nine goals and assisting a further five, as Palace secured Premier League survival.After putting pen to paper, Zaha said: “I’m very pleased. Obviously, I just wanted to get it over and done with, so I can just focus on the season.“I’m buzzing that we managed to get it sorted.” 1 Latest Premier League News possible xi NEW ERA Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener ALTERED gameday silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Wilfried Zaha has been outstanding for Crystal Palace in recent seasons Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal But Palace have always made it clear they have no interest in selling their star man, and Zaha has now committed his long-term future to the club.The new deal – understood to be worth around £130,000-a-week – makes Zaha Palace’s highest earner.Eagles chairman Steve Parish said: “Wilf grew up a stone’s throw from Selhurst Park from the age of four, and has been with the club since he was 12.“This agreement is yet another example of his lifelong commitment to the club, and our commitment to him.“This is an amazing day for everyone here at Palace, our supporters and of course Wilf – and is richly deserved.”Zaha came through Palace’s academy and made his professional debut for the club in 2010.He signed for Manchester United in January 2013 for a fee of around £15m but failed to make an impact at Old Trafford and rejoined Palace 18 months later, initially on loan before making the switch permanent in February 2015. huge blow How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED possible standings REVEALED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Wilfried Zaha has penned a new five-year contract with Crystal Palace.The winger was heavily linked with a move away from Selhurst Park in the summer transfer window, with Chelsea and Tottenham both reported to be tracking the 25-year-old. Wilfried Zaha’s new contract at #CPFC is worth £130,000-a-week.He donates 10% to charity so that’s £13,000-a-week he’s now giving 👏Respect @WilfriedZaha 👊 pic.twitter.com/gUwqeuMZlY— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 15, 2018last_img read more