Blues defeat Reds in historic Samoa match

first_imgKerevi was forced off with a left ankle injury in the 10th minute of the historic clash at Apia Park, while second-rower Tui hurt his left shoulder just minutes into the second half.It is a double blow for Australian coach Michael Cheika, who picked them both in his 34-man squad for June’s trio of Tests.Tui, 20, looked shattered as he trudged off just a few days after his shock call-up.Kerevi, who was born in Fiji and desperate to play them next weekend in Melbourne, also cut a disconsolate figure as he spent most of the night with his ankle on ice.His injury was the last thing the Reds needed after making a disastrous start, with the Blues scoring two easy tries inside the opening seven minutes through Rene Ranger and Rieko Ioane.Instead of capitulating, the Reds fought back manfully in a second-half rollercoaster – but in the story of their season, they couldn’t finish the job.They went into halftime down 20-12 but piled on 10 unanswered points to take the lead – and, although they let it slip, they took it back instantly through Taniela Tupou’s second try of the night.Their resistance was finally broken with Stephen Perofeta’s runaway effort in the 74th minute.It continues Australia’s miserable losing run against New Zealand franchises, which stands at 27 consecutive defeats.However, Reds coach Nick Stiles will take heart from the performance after their embarrassing display at home last week against the Western Force, which ended their finals’ hopes.Stiles looked to youth as he made four changes to his starting side to try to provoke a response and two of the players he promoted, Tupou and Andrew Ready, scored tries.Flanker Adam Korzcyk also came off the bench to cross in the 52nd minute, while Quade Cooper converted three tries and kicked one penalty. Photo: PHOTOSPORT Rene Ranger scored a try for the Blues in Samoa tonight.last_img read more

UK pays warm tribute to Michael Robinson

first_imgThe death of the former player and television commentator Michael Robinson, this Tuesday at the age of 61 after a long fight against an illness, has fallen like a bomb all over the world. Especially in his home country, UK. Shows of affection towards the emblematic figure of Robinson have taken over the entire British press. From his ex-partner Graeme Souness, until Gary Lineker, Jamie Carragher or Xabi Alonso (“You’ll never walk alone Michael”, that’s how he fired him). For the United Kingdom, a legend from Manchester City, Brighton, Liverpool and Queen ‘s Park Rangers leaves..The Times: “Michael Robinson, European Cup winner with Liverpool and Spanish television expert dies at 61. Michael Robinson’s reinvention powers were probably as great, if not greater, than his abilities as a footballer. The Leicester boy, who died at 61 after skin cancer, grew up dreaming of playing for England, then did his best to represent Ireland, before moving to Spain where he became a well-respected and much-loved television presenter, figure exuberant, although he was pending on what was happening in his native land. “Daily Mirror and Sky Sport: Graeme Souness paid tribute to her former teammate at Liverpool. “He was a great friend of mine, I have so many good memories of being in his company. If he were going out at night, Michael would be the first to invite him. A true charming man. He could tell great stories. I am really sad for (his wife) Chris and his kids. I know he had been struggling with this for a couple of years and it has been difficult for him. I have tried to call him a few times in the past few weeks and Michael is a very emotional man and he was no longer answering me. the phone. I won’t be able to talk to him anymore. “ The Sun: “A legend dies. The Liverpool hero and Spanish television star dies of cancer at age 61. Robinson scored four goals in his 24 games with Ireland between 1980 and 1986 before becoming a much-loved figure on television and even in the cinema. “Daily Mail: “Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker Michael Robinson, 61, dies after long battle with cancer. He was part of Liverpool who won a memorable hat trick: Premier; FA Cup and European Cup in 1984 “The Telegraph: “Michael Robinson won the European Cup with Liverpool in 1984 and became one of the most respected television presenters in Spanish football. On the pitch, Robinson is most commonly remembered for his brief stint at Merseyside from 1983-84, when he joined one of the best teams Europe has ever seen. Though he was primarily a backup striker for Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush, he made 30 impressive appearances in his only full season at Anfield while helping the team with three trophies: the title of league, the League Cup and most famously the European Cup against Rome, in which he appeared as a substitute. “Daily express: “Former Liverpool, Manchester City and Brighton striker dies. Robinson signed with Liverpool in the summer of 1983 after appearing in the FA Cup final with Brighton for £ 250,000. The forward challenged Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish for the ownership at Anfield. In the 1984 European Cup final against Rome, Robinson replaced Dalglish. “last_img read more

Vishaul career best puts Windies A in command

first_imgPALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (CMC):Vice-captain Vishaul Singh struck a career-best fifth first class century to spearhead a massive West Indies A batting effort on the second day of the second four-day ‘Test’ against Sri Lanka A here yesterday.Unbeaten on 81 overnight at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, the left-hander carved out a superb 161 to lift West Indies to 509 for nine declared in their first innings.Opener Rajendra Chandrika, who had retired hurt on 51 on Tuesday’s opening day, returned to make 84, while tailender Kemar Roach chipped in with 39.At the close, captain Dimuth Karunaratne was holding the hosts’ innings together with an unbeaten 66 as they reached 128 for four – still 381 runs behind heading into today’s penultimate day.Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was not out on 38 and has so far put on 91 for the fifth wicket with Karunartne, a partnership which pulled Sri Lanka A from danger at 37 for four.Seamer Roach trapped Avishka Fernando lbw for seven at 19 for one and Test batsman Lahiru Thirimanne followed for three at 32 for two when he was caught at the wicket off fast bowler Keon Joseph, who has taken two for four from four overs.Joseph removed Roshen Silva for a first-ball ‘duck’ at 36 for three and with a run added, Charith Asalanka was lbw to off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall for one.However, first ‘Test’ century-maker, Karunaratne, produced yet another excellent innings to stave off the collapse, facing 124 deliveries and counting 12 fours, while Dickwella has struck two fours in his 65-ball knock.MORE RUNSEarlier, resuming from their overnight 331 for five, West Indies A flourished, thanks to the Guyanese pair of Vishaul and Chandrika, who put on 54 for the sixth wicket.While Vishaul faced 306 deliveries and struck 16 fours, Chandrika hit nine boundaries off 84 balls, falling with his second first class century in sight when he was lbw to leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay.Vishaul, who reached triple figures 40 minutes before lunch, then added a further 90 for the seventh wicket with Roach, who hit four fours and two sixes in his 80 balls at the crease.The partnership took West Indies to lunch at 410 for six and helped the visitors increase their dominance in the second session, before Roach finally departed, an hour after the resumption.Off-spinner Charith Asalanka was the best bowler, with four for 104.last_img read more

Villanova wins 2nd national title in 3 years, crushes Michigan

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Maybe so, considering the Wildcats won in seemingly every way imaginable. This victory came two nights after they set a Final Four record with 18 3-pointers, and one week after they relied more on defense in a win over Texas Tech in the Elite Eight.That debate’s for later.DiVincenzo squashed any questions about this game with a 10-for-15 shooting night that was better than that.He opened his game-sealing run with an around-the-back dribble to get to the hoop and get fouled. On the other end, he delivered a two-handed rejection of Michigan’s Charles Matthews, when Matthews tried to bring it into the paint.The 3 that sealed it came from a big step behind the arc; yes, the man was feeling it.ADVERTISEMENT About the only drama as the night closed was whether DiVincenzo could unwrap himself from his teammates’ mob hug to toss the ball underhanded toward the scoreboard. He succeeded there, too. 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 Monday roars that sound like Sunday when Woods arrives Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The sophomore guard had 12 points and an assist during a first-half run to help the Wildcats (36-4) pull ahead, then scored nine straight for Villanova midway through the second to put the game away — capped by a 3-pointer he punctuated with a wink over to TV announcers Jim Nantz and Bill Raftery on the sideline.Villanova won all six games by double digits over this tournament run, joining Michigan State (2000), Duke (2001) and North Carolina (2009) in that rare air.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOne key question: Could this be one of the best teams of all-time?Maybe so, considering the way Jay Wright’s team dismantled everyone in front of it in a tournament that was dripping with upsets, underdogs and parity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo dunks the ball over Michigan guard Charles Matthews, left, during the first half in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — They chanted his name from the cheap seats: “Di-Vin-cen-zo, Di-Vin-cen-zo.” By the time Donte DiVincenzo was done doing his damage, Villanova had another title and college basketball had its newest star.The redhead kid with the nickname Big Ragu scored 31 points Monday to lift ’Nova to another blowout tournament victory — this time 79-62 over Michigan for its second title in three seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View commentslast_img read more


first_imgBy Edmund Zar-Zar BargblorThe legendary United States leader, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was correct when he wrote: “It is time for a new generation of leadership to cope with new problems and new opportunities.”His words still ring true today in contemporary times. Liberia’s new generation of leaders need to address the issues and problems of Liberia from its historical perspective; especially leaders who appreciate and understand the history of the republic since its inception as a sovereign nation in 1847, using the lessons of history as a conduit to foster national unity and reconciliation.According to history, the settlement and founding of Liberia in the early 1800s was motivated by the domestic politics of slavery and race in the United States as well as by U.S. foreign policy interests. In 1816, a group of white Americans founded the American Colonization Society (ACS) to deal with the “problem” of the growing number of freed blacks in the United States by resettling them in Africa. The resulting state of Liberia would become the second (after Haiti) black republic in the world at that time (Wikipedia).Prominent Americans such as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Randolph were among the   best-known members of ACS. Former President Thomas Jefferson publicly supported the organization’s goals, and President James Madison arranged public funding for the society. The motives for joining the society were vast and included a range of people from abolitionists to slaveholders who counted themselves members. On the other hand, many abolitionists, both black and white, ultimately rejected the notion that it was impossible for the races to integrate and therefore did not support the idea of an African-American colony in Africa. Still, the ACS had powerful support and its colonization project gained momentum (Wikipedia).The first leaders such as Joseph J. Roberts, Stephen Allen Benson, etc., were individuals whose mindsets were rooted in the act of domestic servitude and not in the act of politics. They were not prepared intellectually and politically to set up a wholesome functioning political institution. They viewed politics from a narrow perspective that was not inclusive. As a result of this mindset, they proceeded to set up a government that created a line of demarcation between itself and the indigenous Africans. The indigenes were never a part of the political arrangement; they became integrated into the political realm after many decades. In fact, indigenous Liberians became integrated into the political realm around 1940, 93 years after the declaration of independence in 1847 (Wikipedia).A new generation of Liberian leaders must help Liberians to learn from the lessons of the 1980s and the 1990s which produced unfortunate historical events. Yes indeed, said new generation of leaders must be able to reconcile these historical missteps and help all Liberians to develop a new frame of mind that will be reflective of the values and cultures of Liberia and develop a sense of oneness as an African nation.The term “leader” is used generously these days to signify someone in a leadership role. But there is much more to being a true leader than achieving a leadership position. Every able-bodied individual has an opportunity to be a leader, whether he or she is working with clients, representing victims of crimes, providing pro bono legal services, or volunteering for community and charitable organizations.There are different views on the attributes of a true leader, but Edward Pappas, an American writer, has identified the top ten: a true leader understands and listens to people; a true leader enlightens people; a true leader guides, but does not dictate to, the people; a true leader enables and empowers people; a true leader motivates people; a true leader inspires people; a true leader credits people; a true leader helps people; a true leader leads people by example; and a true leader serves his people.In his book, ‘Toward a Meaningful Life,’ Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson wrote: “A true leader should be judged not by what he has, but by what he has not— ego, arrogance and self-interest. A true leader sees his work as a selfless service toward a higher purpose…When it comes time to take credit, he makes himself invisible; but he is the first to answer at the time of need, and he will never shrink away in fear…A true leader wants nothing more than to give people pride, to make people stand on their own, as leaders. Instead of trying to blind us with his or her brilliance, a true leader reflects our own light back to us, so that we may see ourselves anew.”Let us hope the people of Liberia will not be let down once again with the upcoming leadership that will eventually emerge at the end of the 2017 presidential and general elections. It is anticipated that the new leadership will perceive the Liberian presidency as an opportunity to be of service and a leader that will lead the people of Liberia by example. Yes indeed, Liberia needs a leadership that will engage the Liberian Diaspora communities by focusing on creative mechanisms through which they can contribute to political, economic and social growth; a leader that will embrace the concept of dual nationalities for all Diaspora Liberians.In this election therefore, Liberians must elect an individual who reflects their African-ness, values, their culture and rich African heritage. Liberians are crying out in the wilderness for a leader that will awaken their African-ness both mentally and psychologically. Yes, indeed, this election must produce that special leader – a leader that will have the fortitude, the resolve and imbued with the sense of service. Said elected leader must demonstrate in his/her actions that employment opportunities will be awarded to those Liberians with the requisite qualifications and skills, irrespective of their tribal or sectional persuasions. Liberia needs a leadership that will help her people to review the mistakes of her past, and critically reassess the status of Liberians’ misguided historical mindset, and from a sociopolitical perspective.Liberia needs a leadership that will help her citizens to address and eventually eliminate the ‘Congo-Country’ divide that has engulfed the nation for over 150 years. And finally, Liberia needs visionary leaders that will curtail the influence of corrupt practices by government officials and employees in public or private institutions.History, according to a western writer, cannot give us a program for the future but it can give us full understanding of ourselves and our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.As the leader of Rwanda, President Kagame, once said: “African countries need a new kind of leadership – one that has a vision for the country and a passion and commitment for its rapid development, as well as the wellbeing of its people.”About the Author: Mr. Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor is an educator. He is a graduate of Cuttington University, Liberia; Howard University, Washington, D.C.; and the Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

Hope Children’s Home benefits from FML donation

first_imgSeveral children of the Hope Children’s Home, having benefited from a benevolent gesture, have decided to show their appreciation by paying a courtesy visit to their benefactors.The Farfan and Mendes Company recently installed a 3.1kW solar-powered,The appreciative children presenting FML Managing Director Andrew Mendes with a letter of gratitudebattery-based system at the Hope Children’s Home. This kind-hearted donation will go a long way in assisting the orphanage to cater to the electrical needs of the building.The project was funded by the International Committee of the Rotary Club of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with significant contribution from Dr. Rebecca Anwar and Farfan & Mendes Limited.In a bid to show appreciation for the kindness, four children who are residents of the home visited FML Managing Director Andrew Mendes, and presented him with a thank you letter and flowers.last_img read more

Ruling deferred to February 21

first_imgConstitutional challengeChancellor of the Judiciary (ag), Carl Singh has deferred his ruling on the presidential term limit case until February 21.He was expected to rule on a State-sponsored appeal against former Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang’s ruling that the two-term presidential limit was unconstitutional.Chang’s ruling was appealed by then Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman and current Attorney General, Basil Williams.The constitutional challenge case was filed by Georgetown resident Cedric Richardson in February 2015, who had sought the court’s interpretation of the provisions in the Constitution regarding the two-term limit for Guyana’s presidency.The case, which was filed by Attorneys Emily Dodson and Shawn Allicock, on behalf of Richardson, argued that Act 17 of 2001, which was passed by a two-third majority in the National Assembly, unconstitutionally curtails and restricts his sovereign and democratic rights and freedom as a qualified elector to elect former President Bharrat Jagdeo as the Executive President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.Richardson had contended that the limit was unconstitutional and illegal. He sought the court’s interpretation to determine whether the amendment with referendum should not have been held, instead of the two-third majority in the National Assembly having the powers to decide to limit the number of terms.Chang, in his written ruling, said that the purported alteration of Article 90 by the Act No 17 of 2001, in substance and effect, undoubtedly diminishes the democratic rights of the electorate in electing a person of their own choice as President.The court views that Act 17 of 2001 needed a referendum and is invalid and without legal effect for reason of non-compliance, the ruling stated.The acting Chief Justice further noted that Act 17 of 2001, which purports to alter Article 90 of the 1980 Constitution, seeks to dilute the pre-existing democratic rights of the electorate to elect a President of their choice.As such, while the Constitution provides for representative democracy, such representative democracy cannot encroach on popular sovereignty from which it derives and which is entrenched by the requirement of the referendum.AppealBut Trotman and Williams, not satisfied with the Chief Justice’s interpretation of the Constitution, filed an appeal.On August 7, 2015, the then Solicitor General Sita Ramlall and Attorney Roysdale Forde filed the appeal on five grounds, including the fact that the Chief Justice blundered in law.In the appeal, the Government, through Ramlall contended that, among other things: The Chief Justice misdirected himself in law when he ruled that the National Assembly, which passed Act No 17 of 2001 purporting to alter Article 90 of the Constitution by way of a two-third majority vote of all members, was unconstitutional and of no effect as it failed to comply with Article 164(2a).The appeal also opined that Justice Chang erred when he ruled that the purported alteration of Article 90 by Act No 17 of 2001 in substance and effect “diminishes the democratic rights of the electorate in electing a person of their own choice as President by excluding from presidential candidates citizens who have served for two terms as a President.”It also argued that Justice Chang erred when he ruled that the proviso to Article 164 (2b) of the Constitution affected the purported amendment to Article 90 insofar as it seeks to “trench on and dilute” the pre-existing democratic right of the electorate to elect as President a person of their own choice and is invalid and without legal effect for reason of non-compliance with Article 162 (2a) and or repugnancy with Article 1 and Article 9, both of which require a referendum for the amendment for any alteration.The appeal advanced the argument that Justice Chang erred when he ruled that while the Constitution provides for representative democracy, such representative democracy cannot encroach on popular sovereignty from which it derives and which is entrenched by the requirement of a referendum.Additionally, it said Justice Chang erred in law in not satisfying himself that the court had jurisdiction to grant the reliefs sought by the plaintiff.last_img read more

Silver Sands Lodge catches fire in the Pine Pass

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Datebook 1/5

first_imgTODAY The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125. A public memorial service for attorney and former Thousand Oaks Mayor Edward Masry will be held at 6 p.m. at the Fred Kavli Theater in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. FRIDAY The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum will hold a discussion of conservation efforts around the world, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Mammal Halls, 900 Exposition Blvd. Music and other performances will follow until 1 a.m. Admission: $15 for nonmembers, $12 for members and students. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail 160Want 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

Top 10 goals that should NOT have stood – including Hurst, Luis Garcia and Raul

first_img Darren Bent (2009) v Liverpool – Liverpool fan Callum Campbell innocently punched an inflatable beach ball onto the Stadium of Light playing surface. But it proved to be disastrous for his idols, after watching Bent’s mishit effort collide with the object and send goalkeeper Pepe Reina the wrong way. John Eustace (2008) v Reading – The Watford defender was somehow judged to have scored an own-goal after a Royals set-piece struck his thigh. But crucially, the ball was nowhere near the goal frame as play continued. Referee Stuart Atwell became famous for all the wrong reasons. 11 11 11 11 Diego Maradona (1986) v England – Probably the most controversial goal in World Cup history. The Argentinian maestro profited from Steve Hodge’s wild clearance before clearly punching the ball past an onrushing Peter Shilton. Maradona, however, pulled off a convincing celebration and officials were none the wiser. There are few things more frustrating than conceding a goal that should not have stood.It is the basic element of the game that ultimately decides whether your team deserved to lose.But sometimes mistakes happen and decisions go against you.Arsenal profited from a generous refereeing decision on their way to a 13th FA Cup triumph over Chelsea, after an offside Aaron Ramsey interfered with play, prior to Alexis Sanchez scoring.And in light of yesterday’s controversy, we decided to look through the archives and compile a list of controversial goals that should NOT have stood.Click the right arrow, above, to see our gallery of controversial goals…. Steffan Kiessling (2013) v Hoffenheim – The Bayer Leverkusen striker headed the ball towards goal from a corner kick before watching the ball nestle against the side-netting. Despite having his hands on his head, Kiessling quickly played along with his teammates’ celebrations for the ‘ghost’ goal. Carlos Tevez (2010) v Mexico – The tireless striker gave his side the lead in their World Cup last-16 clash despite being in an offside position. Lionel Messi had poked the ball forward for his teammate, before Tevez provided the decisive touch to score past Oscar Perez. Raul (2001) v Leeds United – Real Madrid’s poster boy proved he was far from squeaky clean after equalising for Los Blancos at the Santiago Bernabeu with a clear handball. Alan Smith had given the Whites the lead, before the legendary striker intervened on route to a 3-2 group-stage Champions League win for the hosts. 11 Alexis Sanchez (2017) v Chelsea – Click the right arrow, above, to view the gallery… center_img William Gallas (2010) v Republic of Ireland – In a pivotal World Cup playoff, Thierry Henry inexplicably handled the ball before his teammate Gallas headed home to level the scores. France – ironically – endured a nightmare tournament in South Africa. Karma? Luis Garcia (2005) v Chelsea – Liverpool scored the breakthrough ‘goal’ in the second-leg of their Champions League semi-final against Jose Mourinho’s Blues. William Gallas managed to hook the ball off the line, but officials allowed the strike to stand, and the rest is history. 11 getty 11 Geoff Hurst (1966) v West Germany – England fans didn’t care after Geoff Hurst scored his second ‘goal’ of the game following linesman, Tofiq Bahramov’s decision to allow the striker’s goal bound effort. Modern analysis has suggested the ball DID cross the line – but the scorer himself has suggested otherwise. Frank Lampard (2011) v Tottenham – The Chelsea midfielder hit a seemingly harmless long distance effort towards Heurelho Gomes in the Spurs goal. However, the Brazilian fumbled and allowed the ball to trickle behind him. But despite managing to recover, officials wrongly ruled the ball to have crossed the line. 11 11 11 11last_img read more