Category: ykphmyoponsa

Wallabies need to strike attacking balance

first_imgKurtley Beale and Israel Folau will be reunited on Saturday night, and it didn’t take much for the fullback to show exactly why Beale’s return is so anticipated by Australia.One of Australia’s most prolific Test finishers can’t wait to have his Waratahs teammate back,  just for the flow-on of confidence the utility has in a side.“You grow that extra leg when you know you have him beside you. He brings a lot more confidence to your game and it’s exciting,” Folau said.“Guys like KB they don’t come around too often.“You give him the ball and he’s always going to create something out of nothing. Guys around him, when they play with him, they grow.”Folau’s not the first one to come out singing Beale’s praises, with the utility painted as the great hope for the Wallabies in many senses, but it’s not an expectation that worries Beale.“The feeling in camp has probably been the best it’s been for a while,” he said.“A lot of these new guys have got a really good feel of what is required being at this level now, what needs be done around the edges and your preparation to actually put out a quality performance.“I feel like we’re getting that now and a lot of these young guys are stepping up to the mark and it’s pushing the older statesmen so that’s creating a really good healthy competition and it’s allowing us to move forward and that’s important for us as a group.”He’ll be looking over his shoulder for his old teammate as well, once Saturday kicks off.“You’re stupid if you’re not. This year he’s been incredible in the June series, he’s been on fire so for me I don’t look to overdo it,” he said.Though they’ll clearly be attacking weapons, Beale was kick to emphasise the juggling act the Wallabies will need to perfect against the All Blacks.Kicking was key for the British and Irish Lions in June and Beale will play a crucial role in helping flyhalf Bernard Foley release the pressure valve for the Wallabies, an element that has proven their downfall in the past.“Releasing pressure is so important to try and still be involved in the game – what’s the point of scoring points and then not exiting well from your half?,” he said.“We’ve got a game plan and hopefully I can help Bernard direct a team, take a bit of pressure off him to let him just play and back his instinct.“I feel like we’ve got to back ourselves at times.“There’s got to be that level of balance and I feel like we’re getting to that stage now.”A positive showing is not only vital for the Wallabies’ Bledisloe Cup hopes, but in a dismal Australian year, rugby can ill-afford a repeat of the 2016 opener.Folau said there was one thing he wanted spectators to be have no doubt about when they walked out of ANZ on Saturday night.“We just want to see the fans really seeing that we’re having a real decent crack for the jersey and what it means to us,” he said.Michael Cheika will announce his Bledisloe team on Thursday, and there aren’t expected to be any major bolters, with Beale all but assured of starting at 12 and Samu Kerevi likely to fill the 13 spot.The All Blacks name their team on Thursday morning.last_img read more

Five-sub rule is helpful – Stewart

first_imgSchoolboy football is being played this season with an increase in the number of substitutions allowed for each team. Opinions are mixed about the change which permits five substitutes to be used. Veteran coach Bradley Stewart is one expert who is in favour of the change. Speaking earlier this week, coach Stewart indexed the value of the new substitution provision by the number of additional players who get game time. “I’m of the view that schoolboy football is a developmental competition and it would provide more opportunities for more players,” he said. Weighing the pros and cons of the new provision, he said that top teams with. developed players might suffer a bit. However, Stewart thinks it is largely beneficial. “It also gives teams at the lower end of the schedule opportunities to put more players in the game and hopefully develop these players a little faster than with three substitutions per game,” he postulated. Stewart, who has coached at the school, club and national levels, encapsulated the merits of increased the number of substitutions from three to five for the high school footballer, saying: “The view is that if you don’t play, you can’t develop, so if it is that you get playing time, then one expects that you develop that much faster.”last_img read more

Miner, Broomes clash on actions in mining operations

first_img… Minister awaiting GGMC reportA mining concessionaire has come forward with claims that Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes has been using her position in the Ministry to intervene in matters involving her close associates in a biased manner but the Minister has lashed back saying that the allegations are erroneous, distasteful and geared towards divisive and unproductive outcomes.Clarence Rodrigues, a 53-year-old miner and concessionaire, has levelled allegations after the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), reportedly acting on orders, seized six of his mining claims at Ten Mile, Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini) in light of a claim dispute involving Rodrigues and one of the Minister’s alleged associates.Speaking on Rodrigues’ behalf, his Attorney, Malek Cave, told this publication that the six claims were issued in the name of John and Clarence Rodrigues, who are Amerindians, from Port Kaituma in 1982.He further explained that John Rodrigues died in 2000, and since then, Clarence Rodrigues has been handling the affairs of the claims, and has been prompt with all payments. According to the attorney, Rodrigues received the seize order from the GGMC “acting on the advice of Junior Minister of Natural Resources” on February 25, and has since been unable to operate on his claims.He further explained that since that day, he has approached mining officials on Rodrigues’ behalf to ascertain the grounds on which his mining claims were seized; however, all of his attempts have been futile. “Since the 25th of February, I have tried every senior functionary at the GGMC and I am yet to get an answer from them in regards to moving forward,” he stated, adding that he approached the Commissioner of the GGMC, Newell Dennison on the issue.Cave expounded on the claims dispute, telling Guyana Times that an individual by the name of Van De Cruize was issued concessions in the vicinity of Rodrigues’ claims, and one of the blocks that was issued to Van De Cruize falls on Rodrigues’ mining claims.According to the lawyer, Minister Broomes is a close associate of the said Van De Cruize, and as such, used her position in the Ministry to act in a biased manner towards Rodrigues.Rodrigues expressed his frustration with the situation, saying that he has been left in limbo. He related that earlier this year, his left leg had to be amputated due to diabetes and he has no other means of earning income. He said he has eight young children to maintain, and as such, life has been very difficult for him and his family.Commenting on Cave’s allegations of her association with parties to the conflict, Minister Broomes in a released statement said that “with the Rodrigues and Van De Cruize matter, first of all I want to make it clear that I have never seen Van De Cruize or Rodrigues ever before when they came here one day at an Open Day. The matter of Van De Cruize was referred to me by Minister Trotman”. She further noted that, “Cease work orders are not placed by a Minister or lifted by a Minister but is based on the Act. The Commissioner of GGMC is the only person who could rescind a cease work order so it has nothing to do with the Minister”.The Minister further outlined that she views this attack as a deliberate attempt to implicate her and noted that, “this matter is out there and I think it is deliberate. I have not yet received a report on the conclusion of the matter. In fact, Mr Van De Cruize keeps running, and crying every day that the GGMC dragging their feet and is taking a long time. But I have to wait on GGMC to do their work and then show me a report of the outcome.”Earlier this year, the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association issued a call for the Minister to be reassigned to another Ministry, since she has several mining concessions, which the Minister had said are now under the control of her children, and that her presence in the Ministry is a clear conflict of interest and poses a threat to impartiality.last_img read more

Stars jet out for Ethiopia AFCON Qualifier

first_imgCoach Migné, in the meantime, has expressed optimism that Stars will give a good account of themselves while noting that captain Victor Wanyama’s inclusion is a big boost to the team’s pursuit for a second appearance at the continental showpiece.“Of course it won’t be easy against Ethiopia since they are also equally strong, but my players are up to the task and I am confident we will get a positive result,” said coach Migné.“We won against Ghana without our captain, it will be morale boosting for us to also win with him. He is one of our most experienced players and will be crucial for us against Ethiopia,” he added.The match has been slated for Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Bahir Dar Stadium, with the return leg set to be played on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the MISC Kasarani.Saturday traveling teamFarouk Shikalo (Bandari, Kenya), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari, Kenya), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz)Monday traveling teamPiston Mutamba (Sofapaka), Patrick Matasi (Tusker, Kenya), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka, Kenya), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United, Kenya)Foreign Based PlayersMusa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Abud Omar (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), David Ochieng (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Erick Ouma (Vasalund, Sweden), Ismael Gonzales (Las Palmas, Spain), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Paul Were (FC Kaisar, Kazakhstan), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol), Erick Johanna (IF Brommapojkarna), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Harambee Stars starting team line up for a group photo before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 6 – The first batch of five Harambee Stars players departed for Ethiopia on Saturday alongside coach Sébastien Migné, ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifier against Ethiopia.The second batch will travel on Monday, with foreign-based players also set to link up with the team in Ethiopia on the same day.last_img read more

Echoes of Black Monday

first_img“I was not surprised there was some correction, given our expectation that earnings growth was going to fall short of expectations,” said Alan Gayle, senior investment strategist, director of asset allocation for Trusco Capital Management. “I think stock analysts were slow to incorporate the impact of the subprime crisis on third-quarter earnings,” he added. The Dow fell 366.94 points, or 2.64 percent, to 13,522.02. The Dow was down for the fifth straight session and for the week was off 4.05 percent. For the year, the blue chip index is up 8.5 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 39.45, or 2.56 percent, to 1,500.63. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 74.15, or 2.65 percent, to 2,725.16. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 26.24, or 3.18 percent, to 798.79. Friday’s pullback pales compared with what investors had to contend with 20 years ago. On Oct. 19, 1987 – Black Monday – the Dow plunged 23 percent amid concerns about interest rates and slowing economic growth. A decline of similar proportions given the market’s current levels would mean a drop of some 3,100 points. Friday’s decline – the third biggest point and percentage drop this year – was the 9th biggest point drop in the Dow since Black Monday. A drop Friday in the NYSE composite index proved steep enough to trigger trading curbs, which restricts certain kinds of sell orders and helps stabilize the market. These type of protections were put in place as part of the response to Black Monday. Bonds prices rose again Friday, extending a rally to an unusual five sessions. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to the price, fell to 4.4 percent from 4.5 percent late Thursday. The dollar was mixed against other major currencies, while gold prices fell. Illustrating investors’ unease, the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s volatility index, known as the VIX, and often referred to as the “fear index,” spiked Friday, jumping 24 percent. “Investors are starting to get concerned about both the pace of the U.S. economy and the pace of earnings growth,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Jefferies & Co. Hogan noted that for much of the week, investors focused on results from banks, which saw profits drop on souring mortgage loans and tight credit markets. But seeing weakness Friday in industrial company earnings reports increased their nervousness. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The major stock market indexes turned in their worst week since July after Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s largest construction equipment makers, soured investors’ moods Friday with a discouraging assessment of the U.S. economy. In a week dominated by mostly negative results from banks facing difficult credit markets and rising mortgage delinquencies, investors appeared surprised that an industrial name was feeling an economic pinch, too. Reports from Honeywell International Inc. and 3M Co., themselves big industrial names, gave investors little incentive to take chances on the market. In one bright spot, Google Inc. rose after reporting stronger-than-expected profits. Investor sentiment took another hit when Standard & Poor’s downgraded another batch of residential mortgage-backed securities, adding to investor unease about credit quality. The latest reduction follows a similar move earlier in the week and affects more than 1,400 classes. And oil prices appeared on some investors’ list of worries after briefly moving above the psychological barrier of $90 a barrel for the first time. INVESTING: Indexes drop sharply on 20th anniversary of a 1987 stock market crash. By Tim Paradis THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 360 points Friday – the 20th anniversary of the Black Monday crash – as lackluster corporate earnings, renewed credit concerns and rising oil prices spooked investors. last_img read more

Pepsi to get the lead out of painted bottle labels

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe settlement was reached with state Attorney General Bill Lockyer and Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, whose offices found that labels printed in Mexico can contain up to 45 percent lead. The lead can rub off and be ingested, their studies found. It can lead to birth defects, learning disabilities and cancer, and requires a warning label under California’s Proposition 65. “It’s a labeling thing, not a safety issue,” said Pepsi spokesman Dave DeCecco, noting the bottles with the lead-based ink were brought illegally to California. Pepsi will pay another $500,000 toward keeping the leaded bottles out of California and discouraging lead exposure, and $750,000 to cover investigative costs and attorneys’ fees. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – PepsiCo Inc. on Friday agreed to end its practice of using labels containing lead-based ink on soft drink bottles sold in Mexico. The bottles had begun turning up in California and violated the state’s strict toxic substances law. PepsiCo, based in Purchase, NY, also will eliminate 95 percent of lead-painted bottles in Mexico within seven years and phase them out in 10 years. The settlement was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. It requires the company to pay a $1 million civil penalty and another $4.25 million if it doesn’t meet the seven-year phase-out target. last_img read more


first_imgA former Irish dancing teacher from Co Donegal fraudulently transferred his family home and another property into his wife’s name in a bid to defeat a court order.The court order instructed Michael Quigley to pay €400,000 compensation to a former pupil whom a judge found he sexually abused, the High Court has ruled.The Irish Times reports that Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly found Quigley’s transfer of the assets to his wife Alice should be set aside as fraudulent under the Conveyancing Act (Ireland) 1634. In 2011, the High Court awarded €400,000 to national schoolteacher Dana Doherty (44) against Mr Quigley (70), of Barnhill Park, Letterkenny over abuse she suffered when she was one of his Irish dancing pupils between the ages of 12 and 19.He underwent two criminal trials in Letterkenny on indecent assault charges but, in both, the juries were unable to reach verdicts.Ms Doherty then took a civil action and was awarded €400,000. He appealed that award and last July the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal.Ms Doherty had to bring separate proceedings against Mr Quigley and his wife in which it was claimed the transfer of his home in Letterkenny and of a property at Meenagown, Donegal, was done to defeat Ms Doherty’s claim as a creditor in the €400,000 judgment against him.The Quigleys denied this and said the family home was transferred to get a loan in 1999 to extend the house because he had retired from his main job as a newspaper printer and could not get a loan in his name.The transfer of the second property was done to get future planning permission on the land as it was feared only natives of the area would get such permission, it was claimed.Yesterday, Ms Justice Donnelly said the only evidence the transfer was for genuine reasons was given by Mrs Quigley, and Mr Quigley himself had not given evidence.By divesting himself of the family home for nil consideration, Mr Quigley deprived Ms Doherty of the benefit of that property for paying the compensation, the judge said.The judge was satisfied the natural and probable consequences of the transfer was to delay or defeat Ms Doherty as a creditor.At the time of the transfer, Mr Quigley knew Ms Doherty, who had lived in the US between 1994 and 1997/8, had returned to live here. He had undergone two criminal trials and knew he was at risk of a compensation order being made against him.The land at Meenagown was transferred in 1998 and he knew then the probable consequence of divesting himself of it was that it would delay or defeat Ms Doherty’s claim as a creditor.At the time of transfer in February 1998, there was an increased risk of the defendant having to pay a compensation order or and order for damages, the judge said.She found transfer of the family home was, in point of law, and without any inference of fact being drawn, fraudulent within the meaning of the 1634 Act.In relation to the Meenagown property, fraud as an inference of law was also proven, the judge said.Mr Quigley’s counsel, Desmond Murphy, said his client will appeal the decision.DONEGAL DANCE TEACHER TRANSFERRED HOME TO DEFEAT COURT ORDER was last modified: December 17th, 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)last_img read more

10 players who deserve a bigger stage than their current Premier League club

first_img 10 8. Jack Butland (Stoke City) – Butland’s season only started at the end of April, but it surely won’t be long before he’s snapped up by one of the Premier League’s juggernauts. The 2015/16 season was his breakthrough in the top flight and with Stoke performing so poorly this term, he might have his eye on a move. He will be vying for the number one shirt for England and has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and both Manchester clubs. 10 6. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – It’s absolute madness that Sanchez – Arsenal’s best player by a long shot – is approaching the final year of his contract. He’s carried the Gunners for much of this season, so it’s little wonder he’s refused to commit his long-term future to the club. It didn’t work out for him at Barcelona, but the prospect of success at Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich, who are all reportedly interested in a deal, will be tough to ignore. 9. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – Make no mistake; Mahrez’s stock has fallen this season. But we all know what the Algerian has in his locker. He was the PFA Player of the Year in Leicester’s title-winning campaign and has perhaps been distracted by the attention. Arsenal and Real Madrid wanted him last summer, and he may choose to move on from the King Power Stadium at the end of this term. 10 2. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) – Sigurdsson has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season. His nine goals and 13 assists have been crucial in the Swans miraculously escaping relegation, very much against the odds. In December last year, Mauricio Pochettino confessed his discontent at Spurs selling the playmaker soon after he took over as manager and he has been linked with a return to the club he left almost three years ago. Swansea will be desperate to keep hold of him, but he definitely shouldn’t be playing for a team battling relegation. 10 7. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – There’s only one aspect of Coutinho’s game that has left him trailing Europe’s best playmakers and that’s consistency. This season though, that’s changed. Before his injury at the end of November, the Brazilian had been the best in his position in the league. Barcelona are being linked with a move and Liverpool might be worried at the prospect of his head being turned away from Anfield. 10 10 4. Jordan Pickford (Sunderland) – It is early days in Pickford’s career, but he’s proved that he can handle the intensity of the Premier League. Sunderland might have been relegated much earlier but for his form. It’s difficult to see him staying put and performing in the Championship next season. Only Tom Heaton (139) has made more saves than Pickford (132), and Everton have been linked with a move for his signature. 3. David De Gea (Manchester United) – United are no longer the club they once were. Keeping hold of Europe’s best players has been a problem at Old Trafford in recent years and De Gea might be another to leave. Real Madrid are set to return with an offer this summer and the prospect of title glory and Champions League success is far more attainable with Los Blancos. He’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world and will be frustrated as United continue to fall short in the Premier League. 5. Michael Keane (Burnley) – Offloaded by Manchester United permanently in January 2015, his former club are now interested in bringing him back to the club, such has been his fine form for the Clarets this season. His contract expires next summer and he is expected to leave Turf Moor in the next few months. Just 12 months in the top flight has seen his reputation flourish. 10 10 10. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) – click the arrow above, right, to take a look at nine other players we believe deserve a bigger stage than their current Premier League club – Gibson has proved his worth in the top flight this season. Boro may have suffered relegation, but it wasn’t their defence that was the problem. The club’s captain did his job at the back; it was at the other end of the field they really struggled. He recently confessed, in an interview with Sky Sports, that he isn’t sure where he’ll be next season, but wants to be playing in the Premier League. 10 10 Plenty of footballers think they deserve a bigger stage, but only a few actually do.There are some players whose quality stands out in their team, but who, in the Premier League, should be playing on a bigger stage?We’ve picked 10 players, from the English top flight, who we believe could move up a level – scroll through the gallery above to take a look at our picks. 1. Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) – Van Dijk is a wanted man this summer. The Dutchman hasn’t played since the end of January, spending time on the sidelines with an ankle injury, but demand for his signature hasn’t dropped. Premier League champions Chelsea are reportedly prepared to spend £60m to seal a deal this summer and few would begrudge the centre-back if he decides to swap St Mary’s for Stamford Bridge. It seems only a matter of time before he’s plying his trade with a Champions League club.last_img read more


first_imgGAA bosses have already drawn up a contingency plan in case Donegal and Mayo draw in this year’s All-Ireland Football Final – just like Kilkenny and Galway in the hurling.In the event of a draw, any replay between Donegal and Mayo will take place on Saturday October 6th rather than the following day.It’s to avoid further disruption to the Ladies football final between Cork and Kerry which has already been moved back a week to Sunday October 7th due to the All Ireland hurling final replay. Donegal and Mayo meet each other on Sunday week, September 23rd.If you’re going along to the hurling replay you won’t have to fork out as much as you would have for the draw.The replay between Kilkenny and Galway on Sunday 30th September sees top prices slashed from 80 to 50 euro while if you wanna stand on the Hill it will set you back 25 as opposed to 40 euro.  DONEGAL V MAYO DRAW: REPLAY DATE SET BY GAA was last modified: September 11th, 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:DONEGAL V MAYO DRAW: REPLAY DATE SET BY GAAlast_img read more


first_imgThere has been no IDA sponsored visits by companies looking to create jobs in Co Donegal so far this year, has learned.And on top of that there were just TWO such visits to the county last year.The figures have been released by the Minister for Finance. The details have led Donegal North West TD, Charlie McConalogue to slam the Government for its recent neglect of Donegal for IDA grants and investment.Deputy McConalogue commented: “I find it incredible that not one potential foreign investor has been taken by the IDA to visit Donegal so far this year. It is clear that there is a failure when it comes to regional spread of IDA development, shown by the fact that most of the visits so far this year took place in Dublin.”These figures come on the back of the decision last year by the IDA and Government to remove the base office for the North West Regional Manager from Letterkenny to Sligo.“Earlier this year we also discovered that of the 61 new IDA backed investments in Ireland in 2011, not one was made in Donegal,” said Deputy McConalogue. He said that Donegal has shown that it is a place where international companies can do business and succeed.There are 12 current IDA funded companies in the county and these companies created a net 249 jobs in 2011.“This is a significant creation in the current economic climate and is a strong basis for the IDA and the Government to demonstrate to new investors that Donegal is a county to consider and one where they can succeed.“We need to see a change of approach from the IDA and the Government during the remainder of 2012. With the fair share of Government and IDA time and effort, I believe Donegal is a county which can attract companies that can make the County their home one where they can flourish” concluded Deputy McConalogue. JOBS SHOCK – IDA FAIL TO BRING ANY COMPANIES TO DONEGAL SO FAR THIS YEAR was last modified: June 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConaloguedonegalIDAjobslast_img read more