Tigers pip Warriors in incredible contest

first_imgMartin Gabor, National Correspondent The Wests Tigers have survived a monumental comeback to see off the Warriors 34-26 at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night.The loss condemned the visitors to their seventh straight opening-round loss, with the defeat further soured by a potential dislocated kneecap to Ben Henry in what was his first game back from a season-ending ACL injury.Mitch Moses produced his best performance in first grade, playing a hand in three of his side’s six tries and controlling the match like a seasoned veteran in the absence of regular halves partner Luke Brooks. The Tigers settled the better after a comedy of errors to start the game with Moses finding a hard-running Curtis Sironen to score Wests’ first points of the season.  The hosts had sprung a surprise before kickoff, bringing Kyle Lovett into the starting side for Manaia Cherrington, with Jack Littlejohn shifting to dummy-half. Jason Taylor’s gamble paid dividends with Lovett scoring the game’s second try from a magical Chris Lawrence offload. Moses was at it again minutes later finding an unmarked David Nofoaluma to cross for the side’s third in the opening quarter of the game. The winger then almost turned provider, finding space down the right before kicking back in field for Kevin Naiqama to dot down, only for the men in the Bunker to find a little knock on from Lovett in the lead-up. The Warriors took full advantage of the let-off, scoring through left centre Solomone Kata after Nofoaluma put down a relatively simple Shaun Johnson kick. An entertaining first half took on new meaning just before the half-hour mark, with the Tigers putting in an early candidate for try of the year. It started with a Moses banana kick to Tedesco, with the fullback offloading to big Tim Grant who did brilliantly to pick up the bouncing ball, before quick hands found Naiqama on the right, who grubbered back infield for Tedesco to gather and score. The Warriors would have been happy to go into half-time down 22-4, but they wouldn’t be so lucky with the Tigers scoring the second best try of the season so far a minute before the break. A shift from five metres out ended up with Naiqama, who drew in three defenders before linking up with fellow centre Tim Simona who torched Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to cap off the Tigers’ best ever opening 40 minutes at the venue. Whatever Andrew McFadden said at half-time took a little bit of time to sink in with a Manu Vatuvei error almost leading to what should have been an easy four pointer.  But led by Shaun Johnson, the Warriors came to life after that, scoring three tries in eight minutes to narrow the margin to just two points with 13 minutes to play.The mercurial playmaker set up the first try of the second stanza, hitting former skipper Simon Mannering with a flat ball close to the line.The Warriors looked destined to score again with Tuivasa-Sheck making a surging run down field, only for Simona to reel in the new NZ fullback.One play later they did find the line, with interchange forward Bodene Thompson exploiting a huge overlap to cross out wide. The Campbelltown faithful must have been nervous with the visitors scoring two more tries in the space of two minutes to draw themselves within a conversion. Johnson scored the first, stepping his way through some tiring defenders to cross under the sticks, before an expansive shift from their own half finished with Kata touching down for his second of the night. Johnson tried desperately to snatch the unlikeliest of victories at the death, but a desperate chip and chase went horribly wrong as James Tedesco raced 50 metres to seal the heart-stopping win.The Warriors will head into next week wondering what could have been, while the Tigers will be aiming to make it two wins on the trot when they take on Manly at Leichhardt Oval in Monday night footy.last_img read more

Abelardo reaches 100 days of (dis) grace in Espanyol

first_imgThe chapter on misfortunes also includes continuous expulsions of captains (Javi López, Víctor Sánchez, David López and Diego López). And of course not only the have thrown the Cup against Real Sociedad but especially the Europa League, with full substitutes against Wolverhampton, which precipitated an elimination that did not help improve the league results either.To top, the coronavirus pandemic broke out while in Navata, which had been programmed to try to straighten the course, hit the COVID-19 six members of the staff and ended in an ERTE that affects you directly. And all this, with the uncertainty of his fate, since his contract extends only until June, and obviously that of Espanyol. Between nougats, family meals and everything that sounds as distant today as it was last Christmas parties Espanyol announced last December 27 Abelardo Fernández as new coach. The third of the season after David Gallego and Pablo Machín. This Sunday reaches 100 days, usually considered grace, in this case rather disgrace. And that has returned the naturalness and closeness to the bench and the locker room that believe in him. Insufficient breath of fresh air for now.The Asturian took the reins of an Espanyol who had just placed bottom, and that left the permanence to five points. Nine days later, he continues at the bottom of the table with salvation to six, despite the fact that it has improved the score of its predecessors. Abelardo’s ten points has paradoxically forged them against powerful rivals, like Barcelona, ​​Villarreal, Seville or Atlético, against whom he has not lost. His triumph against Mallorca was the only ‘final’ in which it did not fail, unlike defeats in Valladolid or Pamplona, ​​despite having an injection of 40 million in the winter market between Raúl de Tomás, Leandro Cabrera and Adrián Embarba.last_img read more

UWI FC to bolster attack in Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgDebutants UWI FC are holding their own in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). They have taken 23 points from 19 games and are currently eighth in the standings with 23 points, trailing seventh-place Reno on goal difference.The league is more than halfway into the regular season, and according to the university’s director of sports, Dalton Myers, they will be making a big move in the transfer window to bring in two players to boost their chances of survival.Based on very reliable sources, the club is negotiating with out-of-favour national midfield playmaker Keammar ‘Dadda’ Daley and former Jamaica College and ex-UWI striker Anthony Grant.However, Myers insisted he could not confirm names until deals are completed.”We want to take some players in the January transfer window. We have been having trials and talking to players. We have a target from overseas who should start the next game, so we want to get that right, but until we confirm we cannot say much, because we don’t want anything to happen before closing the deals,” he offered.”They are Jamaican players: one of them plays overseas, the other one is here playing at another club. But it is very tight discussions and we are working on it,” was all he revealed.Daley is currently contracted to east Kingston outfit Harbour View, but has been woefully off form for the Stars of the East. Goalscoring ace Grant is a former McKendree and Bowling Green University player in the United States. He played in the USL for Michigan Bucks and Seacoast United Phantoms, before joining Richmond Kickers in the same league last year.Myers was full of praise for coach Marcel Gayle, adding that they are in a good position to achieve survival.”I have always said that he (Gayle) is one of the most underrated coaches in the island. He has shown that as he has taken players we barely knew and made us very competitive. Marcel has done great things with this team and we hope to have him here long term, to build the programme around him, give him a strong support system.He continued: “The goal is to finish 10th or better. Tenth or fourth is the same for us; we just want to survive. It’s a long season and there are roughly 14 more games to go, so anything can happen, as Waterhouse, Rivoli and Cavalier are more experienced teams than us, so we have to keep on picking up points.”We have to try and get a point in at least every game and make sure we don’t lose at home,” he added.last_img read more

Jobs: Telecoms Company seeking Technical/ Administrative Support Staff

first_imgJob Vacancies: Due to continued expansion, Total Splicing Solutions Ltd is seeking to recruit for a Technical/ Administrative Support Role for an immediate start to join their existing team.Duties to include providing technical and administrative support to existing teams including Mapping & Operations, Health & Safety & general Office Management. Strong IT skills essential & experience in Autocad/ Mapping Software an advantage.  Position based in Donegal Town with occasional travel to Dublin and other parts of the country where required. (Travelling & accommodation expenses will be covered)Must have good communications skills & the ability to work under pressure as part of an existing team. Experience of working in Telecoms/ Utilities Sector an advantage.May also be a suitable opportunity for a recent graduate.Full, clean driving licence essential. Terms and conditions negotiable depending on qualifications and level of experience. Initial 6-month contract with a view to a permanent position.Please apply with CV to: recruitment@totalsplicingsolutions.ieDeadline for Applications: Friday 29th November 2019 @ 4pmJobs: Telecoms Company seeking Technical/ Administrative Support Staff was last modified: November 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Administrative supportdonegal town jobstelecomsTotal Splicing Solutions Ltdlast_img read more

Donegal is fourth luckiest county on Winning Streak as lotto show hits 1,000th episode!

first_imgDonegal is the fourth luckiest county in Ireland when it comes to RTE’s Winning Streak gameshow.Players from our county represent the fourth highest to appear on the television show with 283 players from Donegal winning €7,421,147 in the past 28 years.More than €168 million has been won by players on the iconic game show figures released today by the National Lottery reveal. The popular programme, one of Europe’s longest-running game shows, is celebrating its 1,000th episode this Saturday and has featured 5,925 players since it first aired on September 21st 1990.An analysis of winnings over the 28 seasons of the programme shows the luckiest counties by appearances (with Dublin no. 1), and by highest average prize per player (with Kilkenny at no. 1).The top five luckiest counties by appearances are:Dublin – 1,044 players winning a combined €29,139,734.Cork – 573 players winning a combined €17,619,767Galway – 346 Winning Streak players winning a combined €9,336,018Donegal – 283 players winning a combined €7,421,147Limerick – 266 players winning a combined €7,956,136. The top five luckiest counties by highest average prize per player:Kilkenny – average win of €34,530 per playerWicklow – average win of €33,030 per playerCork – average win of €30,750 per playerLeitrim – average win of €30,607 per playerWestmeath – average win of €30,395 per playerRTÉ’s dynamic duo of Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy have been presenting the show together since 2013, with Marty presenting since 2009.Speaking ahead of the 1,000th episode of Winning Streak this Saturday, Marty Whelan said: “1,000 shows is such an impressive feat but a true testament to how the format of Winning Streak works. It is reality TV, before reality TV existed, and to get to know each of the five players every week while guiding them through the games and watching them win thousands of euros is fascinating.“It has been an honour to have played a part in the success of the show which has been a Saturday evening staple in households across Ireland for almost three decades.” Entering her fifth series on Winning Streak, Sinead Kennedy said: “My favourite part of the show is getting to know each contestant over the week leading up to the show, first by having a conversation or two over the phone, and then meeting them in person. Even though the show is only on for one hour, in that hour I think that the viewers also get to know five players on screen and that is what makes the show so successful.”National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin, said Winning Streak is unique and there is nothing else like it around the world.“The show is a very important and treasured part of the National Lottery “family”. Part of its success is the fact it reaches into every community in Ireland. Over the years we have had players from every County who bring with them supporters to RTE every week to celebrate. This inclusiveness is part of the success of the show and why it has sustained over so many years.”Donegal is fourth luckiest county on Winning Streak as lotto show hits 1,000th episode! was last modified: February 24th, 2018 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:donegallottoLuckyWinning Streaklast_img read more

Happy Friday! Students share a smile in amazing display

first_imgA simple smile can brighten up someone’s day, but a huge smile which appeared in Letterkenny has brightened up the whole town.The boys of St. Eunan’s College ended their Student Council Positivity Week on a very happy note today with an incredible group display.Approximately 600 students at the post-primary school headed out to the pitch this morning to assemble themselves into a smiley face. Positivity Week at St. Eunan’s College Letterkenny. Photo by Pauric O’DonnellThe display, which was co-ordinated by Ms. Costello, promoted a positive theme for the day: ‘We are all unique individuals with special gifts, talents and skills. Together as a school community, we achieve great things.‘The fantastic show of teamwork was caught on drone by Mr O’Donnell, who has created these lasting reminders of a very happy Friday in Letterkenny:Positivity Week at St. Eunan’s College Letterkenny. Photo by Pauric O’DonnellPositivity Week at St. Eunan’s College Letterkenny. Photo by Pauric O’Donnell   Happy Friday! Students share a smile in amazing display was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:educationletterkennypositivity weekSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

{GHQ} Heidelberg Redux (GC2GA9Y) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgShare with your Friends:More The “Dotty-Wotty” house in Detroit, MI. Part of the Heidelberg Project.Photo Credit paulhitzGeocache Name:{GHQ} Heidelberg Redux (GC2GA9Y)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Discovering new places is one of the best parts of geocaching. For example, almost every city has hidden pockets of art—even Detroit. This geocache will take you to the Heidelberg Project. Wikipedia describes this neighborhood of art as, “an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan. It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey (“Grandpa Sam”) as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side, just north of the city’s historically African-American Black Bottom area.” Many people wouldn’t even know about this amazing area had it not been for this geocache.What geocachers have to say:“This location is just another reason why I love geocaching. Without this cache being here, I would never have known this unique area existed in Detroit. Thanks for putting a cache here for me to find, and for seeing this local street art. Amazing spot.” – LucyLee“So glad that we made it down here. I figured my niece would like the area and I was correct. We had fun trying to retrieve the cache but we got it. What an interesting place. As the CO said when I mentioned coming to get this one….take the time to explore. Thanks for placing this cache and bringing us down to the area.” – ShihTzumommy“AWESOME! Anybody that enjoys art in any form should check this area out. very unique and creative, i’m sure the pictures speak for themselves. adding as a fav for the overall location. thanks” – RE4isNumber1Photos:Polka dots are so hot right now. Photo by ShihTzumommyWhat do you think happen next? Photo by mlanielThree happy geocachers in front of some of the art. Photo by MI ChickenlegsWhat interesting art have you seen while geocaching? Post your photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! SharePrint Related[Chrismod75] US Army base (GC3J2M4) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 23, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”History and beauty in one spot — SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC) — Geocache of the WeekApril 30, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”This parking lot is weird. — Cadillac Ranch Cars (GC4K7Y3) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 3, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Two Oceans — Geocache of the Week

first_imgThe Skagerrak and Kattegat seas collide in epic fashion at Grenen Beach in Northern Denmark, near the town of Skagen. Splashing waves from both directions create dangerous undercurrents. Although swimming is prohibited, you can safely put your feet in both seas at once from sandbanks where the two seas meet. Location:DenmarkN 57° 44.696′ E 010° 39.228′ SharePrint RelatedRåbjerg Mile – GC21787 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 25, 2012October 25, 2012In “Community”An Easter (Island) Geocache – Rano Kau – Rapa Nui (GC22ZGB) – Geocache of the WeekMarch 27, 2013In “Community”Happy Independence Day! – Granite Rushmore (GC33JW4) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 3, 2013In “Community” Another year has gone by, and our planet has done another rotation around the sun. Thus it’s only fitting that the final Geocache of the Week of 2017 is an EarthCache where two things come together. To log this EarthCache, head to the tip of the sandbank and give your theory on why sand is deposited where the two seas meet. If you want to do a little extra, take a picture of your GPS or mobile device near the bank, or take a picture with your feet in both bodies of water. The 810 Favorite points and 3,400 total logs on Two Oceans make it one the most popular caches in Denmark — but you should ‘sea’ it for yourself.Will you get your feet wet for this EarthCache?Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.center_img Share with your Friends:More Difficulty:1Terrain:2 EarthCacheGC1BJ4Eby velslast_img read more

Maharashtra’s reply sought on plea against bail to Pragya

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Maharashtra government on a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order granting bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.A Bench led by Justice R.K. Agarwal also listed the bail plea of Thakur’s co-accused Shrikant Purohit for August 14.The petition challenging the bail for Thakur was filed by Nisar Ahmed Haji Sayed Bilal, father of some of the blast victims. It wants a stay of the April 25 High Court order.“The High Court failed to appreciate that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is an influential person and is likely to wield her power and influence in an illegal and unlawful manner to tamper with evidence and influence witnesses,” the petition contended.But in an affidavit, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) countered that it had not found “sufficient evidence” to prosecute Thakur. However, on the other hand, the agency contended that there were “several incriminating circumstances” against Purohit to prove “his deep involvement and complicity in the crime.”Thakur was granted bail by the High Court, which, however, had refused a similar relief to Purohit. The NIA contended that there was no question of parity between the two accused and the High Court did not err in granting bail to Thakur.Seven persons were killed in a bomb blast on September 29, 2008, at Malegaon.last_img read more

Football : Liverpool’s Naby Keita believes the Reds can challenge Man City for the…

first_imgAdvertisementNaby Keita was the first of Liverpool’s new arrivals of this summer. Liverpool look at Keita as the heir of the Gerrard’s box to box role having made his name in Leipzig as one of the box to box midfielders of the world. He was signed by Liverpool in August 2017 after triggering his release clause but arrived at joined Liverpool in July 2018. He is one of the first signing of the Klopp’s “project” this summer.Along with Naby Keita, Monaco’s Fabinho came just days later. One would think Liverpool have finished their transfer agenda but Klopp thought otherwise. Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri arrived for a measly 13m and one of the world’s best young goalkeeper Alisson Becker joined for a world record fee of £66.8m weeks later.These four signings have cost a total of more than £150m. Fuelled by the sale of Phllipe Coutinho, Liverpool have splashed the Coutinho transfer money in this transfer window to solve all the positional issues they had. A front three with the likes of Salah, Mane, Firmino who carried Liverpool all the way to the Champions League final followed by a midfield duo of Fabinho and Keita behind them look like the most challenging and impressive team that could lead Liverpool to much waited premier league success. In the back, the presence of breakout stars Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold in the wings and the centre back duo 2018 world cup team of the tournament defender Dejan Lovren and the world’s most expensive defender Virgil Van Dijk make Liverpool a team that has an attack, midfield and defense of similar prowess bringing in a balance in the team strength.When questioned about the quality of squad to compete with City this season, Keita said: “I know we have enough quality. It’s all about having the mindset and desire to want it and fight for it enough. I think that goes a long way, having that desire and belief. I’m someone who has this real winning mentality, I have a huge desire to win. That’s why I’m aggressive in a positive sense on the field.”When asked about the standard of the Premier League’s physicality, Keita answered: “I don’t think that physical aspect is going to have a negative effect on me at all. I’ve watched a lot of English football and I’m getting used to this kind of physical aspect. Through the process of the pre-season friendlies, hopefully I’ll be up to speed with it. Winning the ball back is something I like.”Read also :Football : Mane gets legendary number 10 Liverpool shirt ahead of teammate Mo SalahFootball: German Wonderkid Max Meyer without a club as Arsenal, Liverpool circle Advertisementlast_img read more