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All Blacks set to announce Japan test

first_imgA major announcement is expected from The New Zealand and Japanese Rugby Unions.New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew is currently in Japan as part of a trade delegation headed by the Prime Minister Bill English, who says he’s keen to get the world champion All Blacks to play in Japan before the 2019 World Cup.The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said at last week’s World Cup draw that a match against Japan “wouldn’t be a bad idea”.RNZI reports the All Blacks could play Japan in the World Cup quarter-finals in 2019.The last time the All Blacks played a Test match against Japan was at the start of the end of year tour in 2013, winning 54-6 in Tokyo.New Zealand also played the Wallabies in Japan in 2009.last_img


Taylor opens with 21-33 at Tyler Mills meet

first_imgCalabar High School’s Class Two athlete, Christopher Taylor, showed that he is on target for another terrific season next year. Competing on the newly laid track at G.C. Foster College at the Tyler Mills Track and Field Meeting last Saturday, he sped to a 21.33-second clocking in the 200m, the fastest time of the day in the half-lap. His schoolmate, Tyreke Wilson, won his heat in 22.59 seconds for the second fastest time in Class Two, with St Jago High’s Anthony Cox third overall in 22.75. With several top schools on show, Calabar, St Jago and Jamaica College put on a good show. St Jago’s boys had good results with Colin Sewell leading the way in Class One with a 48.09-second run. His teammate, Sean Bailey, finished second overall in 49.06, with Greater Portmore’s Terry Thomas closing out the top three in 49.76. Daniel Chambers was the best in Class Three, winning the 200-400m double. In the 200m, he stopped the clock at 22.91 seconds, with his teammate, Treomario Edwards (23.98) and Calabar’s Horatio Craig second and third, respectively, overall in 24.01. Chambers won the 400m in 52.99 seconds, as Munro College’s Devontee Heywood was second in 53.72 seconds and St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Warren Henlon third in 55.02. There were also successes for St Jago High’s Shamar Barnes (21.90) in the Class One 200m and his teammate, Sewell, second best with 21.95. Third was Daniel Bogle of Calabar with 22.52. EXCELLING ON THE FIELD Jamaica College athletes did very well in the field events. Former Ascot High thrower, Vashon McCarthy, led the way in the Class One shot put with 17.40m, relegating the Calabar duo of Caesar Kemp (16.84m) and Warren Barrett (16.40,) to second and third, respectively. Travis Robinson gave JC success in the Class Two shot put with a 13.26m heave, getting the better of Munro’s Fabian Powell (12.95m) and Joseph Smith (12.51m). Calabar finished one-two in the Class One discus, as Basil Bingham won with 49.39m, getting the better of Barrett (45.58m). Jamaica College’s Douglas Cyrus was third with 44.25m. Among the females, Vere Technical’s Brittney Anderson stole the show. She claimed a Class Three double, with 5.92m in the long jump and 24.97 in the 200m. Devia Brown of Hydel High won the Class One discus with 44.68m, getting the better of UWI’s Isheka Binns (43.25m) and Mishka Dacosta (29.45m).last_img read more


Alas quick to atone for ‘stupid foul’ with crucial bucket

first_imgView comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marinerong Pilipino sails to D-League quarters, drubs AMA ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 25-year-old Alas has been a major key in NLEX’s franchise-best 3-0 start, averaging 19.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the stretch.Alas, who is emerging as the Road Warriors’ leader, had his best game yet this conference after putting up 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. He scored half of his output in the fourth quarter and overtime periods.“Kevin Alas has been playing consistently. I called him out for committing that stupid foul on the jump ball, but he made up for it on the next play,” Guiao told reporters.“So he’s a young player with maturity and consistency so far. I hope I don’t jinx it.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES Kevin Alas vs Jerrick Ahanmisi. PBA IMAGESKevin Alas got a tongue-lashing from head coach Yeng Guiao, but it didn’t take long for the NLEX point guard to redeem himself after what could’ve been a costly play.Alas fouled Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu during a jump ball that led to two free throws that gave the Elasto Painters a 110-108 edge in the waning seconds of the first overtime.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend That triggered the fiery Guiao to give Alas an earful during a timeout.But Alas was never discouraged and if anything, he was more determined to bounce back right away and he did in the ensuing play when he fearlessly drove and sank a layup over Beau Belga to drag the game into double OT where the Road Warriors escaped, 122-114.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Coach Yeng called me out on the foul. I knew he was going to let me know about it and my mindset was to atone for it,” said Alas, who was named Player of the Week on Monday.“I had to make a good pass, I got the ball back and I saw the opportunity to score,” he recalled. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more


Big Boy 1, Others Not Indicted

first_imgSeveral days after the Fonati Koffa-led Special Presidential Taskforce named former Lands, Mines & Energy Minister Eugene Shannon as the alleged Big Boy 1, the taskforce has been finding it very difficult to collect necessary evidence to indict him, according to judicial sources yesterday.The sources said the taskforce’s dilemma is because the majority of the documents produced to the courts do not meet evidentiary standards in a criminal trial. They argued that evidence must rise to prove the allegation beyond reasonable doubt in a criminal trial, which the taskforce is yet to provide to ensure successful prosecution.The disclosure comes after the Koffa taskforce presented volumes of paperwork to Criminal Court ‘C’ in compliance with Judge Yamie Gbeisay’s order, granting defense lawyers’ motion to receive and review evidence implicating former House Speaker Alex Tyler. “The Fonati Koffa-led taskforce is drowning in lack of credible evidence despite spending thousands of Liberian tax payers’ dollars traveling to South Africa and the United States,” a source added.After preliminary review of the evidence shared by the Presidential Taskforce, Judge Gbeisay is reported to be having difficulty separating fact from hearsay, which is mostly not admissible in a court of law. The taskforce presented newspaper clippings and minor reports that were already in the public domain and even the Global Witness (GW) report when in fact the authors of the report provided a disclaimer that the report cannot be used as evidence. “And in the midst of the lack of credible evidence, the Koffa Taskforce seems to be succumbing to a game of political selectivity,” sources said. To date, no indictments have been issued for National Security Agency Director Fombah Sirleaf; Eugene Shannon (who was the Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy at the time of the alleged payment), who the taskforce believes is Big Boy 1; Bomi County Senator Morris Saytumah and Willie Belleh, who was the head of the Public Procurement & Concessions Commission (PPCC) during the Sable Mining’s alleged attempt to change the PPCC Act. They were also accused of having received thousands of United States dollars to influence the performance of their fiduciary responsibilities. However, the taskforce has ironically asserted that ‘it has not secured adequate evidence’ to produce indictments. This has left many to wonder whether the trial is really a fight against corruption or a judicial lynching of certain politicians. “If the taskforce cannot convince Judge Gbeisay on the admissibility and relevance of their ‘evidence,’ it goes without saying that the legal proceedings against ex-Speaker Tyler would have to be dismissed consistent with due process,” a judicial source said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


With 37 goals and 9 assists this Tottenham target could be a clever signing

first_img Tottenham transfer target Wissam Ben Yedder 1 Football stats analysts assess a Tottenham transfer target – check out WhoScored for lots more Spurs statistics.After failing to land a frontman in the summer transfer window, Tottenham are supposedly keen on bolstering their striking ranks in the New Year. Emmanuel Adebayor is clearly Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice attacker in his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, but the Togolese has struggled for form so far this term with just one league goal to his name. Nevertheless, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado have failed to dislodge Adebayor in the starting XI. Perhaps the strongest aspect of Ben Yedder’s game is his goalscoring ability. The Frenchman has developed a strength of ‘finishing’ and for good reason. Only André-Pierre Gignac (9) and Alexandre Lacazette (7) have netted more times than Ben Yedder (6) in Ligue 1 this season. Impressively, the Toulouse star has needed just 16 shots on target so far to reach this figure. Adebayor has previously proven his attacking credentials, but has a tendency to blow hot and cold when he sees fit, which has frustrated supporters. On his day, the Togolese can be one of the better strikers in the Premier League, but the inconsistencies in his game have held him back in the past. Ben Yedder, meanwhile, has continuously excelled for Toulouse, directly contributing to 46 of TFC’s 108 goals – 37 goals and 9 assists – over the last three league seasons since becoming a regular feature in the starting XI. As a result, Spurs are being linked with a move for Toulouse’s Wissam Ben Yedder, as Pochettino looks to improve his attacking options. Ben Yedder has a better rating (7.26) than any Spurs player, with Adebayor (6.84) the striker for the North London side who comes closest to matching his rating.center_img Ahead of all Spurs strikers, Ben Yedder is also averaging more key passes per game (1.6), with Adebayor (1.1) again closest to matching that. The France hopeful has, thus far, been unable to register an assist, though he is not just a goalscorer but also a player capable of creating chances for his teammates. With Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli in support, the trio would benefit from a frontman who is capable of forging these goalscoring chances in the side. Eriksen and Chadli in particular, who have netted 6 of Spurs’ 9 league goals this term, could thrive with Ben Yedder ahead of them. An average of 29.7 passes per game further emphasises how much Ben Yedder is involved in the build up play in Toulouse’s attacks, which would appeal to Pochettino. During his time as Southampton manager, the Argentine preferred his lead striker – more often than not Rickie Lambert – to drop deeper and assist the attacking-midfield trio and he expects the same of his lone frontman for Spurs. However, there are doubts over whether he can spearhead the Spurs attack. At 5ft 7in, Ben Yedder is only slightly taller than former Spur Jermain Defoe and may struggle to adapt to the physical demands of the Premier League, especially if deployed on his own. Toulouse head coach Alain Casanova has, in recent months, utilised a 3-5-2 formation, pairing Ben Yedder with another striker, which has helped the 24-year-old improve as a player. In a 4-2-3-1 formation, the lone frontman needs to successfully hold up possession and bring others into play and while Ben Yedder has proven he can create for others, he does so better when partnered in attack. If Spurs really are in the market for a new striker, they may be better off waiting until the summer before moving for an attacker more accustomed to Pochettino’s preferred 4-2-3-1.For more stats on reported Tottenham target Wissam Ben Yedder, click here to view his player pagelast_img read more


Liverpool’s Sturridge charged with breaching FA betting rules

first_imgSturridge is alleged to have broken rules that prohibit the passing on of information about players, managers, team selection or disciplinary matters not publicly available at the time.The 29-year-old has until 6:00pm local time (1800 GMT) on November 20 to respond to the charges.It is alleged he specifically contravened FA Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b).The first says “a participant” must not bet either directly or indirectly, by instructing someone else to bet on any aspect of a football match or competition or “any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world”.The second of these rules cautions against the passing on of ‘inside information’ for betting purposes.A Liverpool spokesman, quoted by the BBC, said: “Daniel has given his full and unequivocal co-operation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so.“Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.”The spokesman added: “As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.”Sturridge, who joined Liverpool from Chelsea in 2013, spent the second half of last season at West Bromwich Albion after moving on loan on January 29.He won the last of his 26 England caps against Lithuania in October 2017.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct by the Football AssociationLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 12 – Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules, the English governing body announced Monday.The FA said the allegations related to events that took place in January of this year.last_img read more


Dragon Ramona Nicholas’ beautiful beach mansion on the market

first_imgDonegal Dragon investor Ramona Nicholas has put her stunning Bundoran home up for sale.The five-bed property is a beach-lovers’ dream, as it boasts panoramic views of Tullan Strand. At a guide price of €635,000, this home is a luxurious gem, made famous after its feature on RTE’s Celebrity Home of the Year 2018.Tullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandBuilt in 2009, the 426sq m (4,584sq ft) mansion has been the family home of Ramona and Canice Nicholas, MDs of the Cara Pharmacy group, and their two children. Ramona told the Irish Times that they are selling up to move to Dublin permanently, where they recently acquired the Abbey Healthcare company.The Nicholas’ have beautifully decorated the revival period home, which features an impressive reception hall, four cosy living rooms, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and an open plan kitchen.Tullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandTullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandTullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandThe views and amenities may be a huge draw for potential buyers. Bundoran’s beaches are world renowned for their extraordinary surfing and the house is just steps away from one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way.Tullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandImages via Dragon Ramona Nicholas’ beautiful beach mansion on the market was last modified: July 1st, 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:bundoranRamona Nicholastullan strandWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more


New: Official Posters For Your CITO Event

first_imgCITO Week begins this Saturday!For the first time in geocaching history, there will be global CITO Week from September 17–25, 2016. Visit the CITO calendar to find an event near you.Are you hosting or helping out at one of these events? If so, these CITO materials are for you! You can use these posters to help promote your CITO Events during CITO Week and all year long.Posters To print and Post At Your CITO:Download a printable version here.Download a printable version here. Add THIS Official CITO Banner To YOur Event Page:Check out these instructions for adding an image to your geocache description.What do you have planned for your CITO Event? Tell us in the comments below.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedJoin the Geocaching Global Cleanup Called CITOJanuary 26, 2015In “Cache In Trash Out”2.5 Weeks Left Until CITO Weekend 2015April 6, 2015In “Cache In Trash Out”6 steps to organize a Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) eventJanuary 26, 2017In “Environmental Initiatives”last_img read more


AFC Cup: Ceres slays giant JDT, makes Asean zonal finals

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Fouled by Aidil Zafuan, Rodriguez slotted the ball past JDT goalkeeper Farizal Marlias in the 92nd minute, turning the stadium into a garden of delight.“I think after the 180 minutes, we deserved to go through,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “We got a bit lucky with the penalty, but what’s most important is we got the win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRodriguez’s goal made it 4-4 on aggregate, but the Busmen advanced on the away goals rule, after scoring twice in the first leg in Johor Bahru.Ceres will play Home United of Singapore in the two-legged Asean finals, the equivalent of which is the quarterfinal stage in Asia’s second-tier club competition, in August. Star outlasts Alaska in OT thriller BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES The Busmen were rewarded for their enterprising play early on paid with Kota Kawase stabbing home a Kevin Ingreso delivery in the 26th minute, before Gabriel Guerra levelled for the visitors 20 minutes into the second half, rifling home a shot from a tight angle just inside the box.Guerra’s goal sucked the energy out of the Panaad, which had witnessed Ceres blitzed through the opposition in the group stage.OJ Porteria almost restored the advantage for Ceres two minutes later, but his volley at the far post from Iain Ramsay’s cross went over.But just when it looked like all hope was lost for the Busmen, they were handed a lifeline when Chinese referee Fu Ming called a foul on Zafuan for pulling Rodriguez down as he went for the ball on Ingreso’s corner kick.With the entire stadium on pins and needles, Rodriguez calmly sent his penalty down the middle, even as Farizal lunged to his right.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast PENALTY? Johor Darul Ta’zim defender AIdil Zafuan pulls Ceres-Negros Fernando Rodriguez’s jersey while defending a corner kick, leading to the penalty that won the AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinal tie for Ceres. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Mymy AlagabanBACOLOD CITY – Ceres Negros treated this football-loving city another performance to remember. This time, the Busmen overcame a Southeast Asian giant, while adding a touch of history to their achievement.Spanish striker Fernando Rodriguez kept his cool from the penalty spot in stoppage time as Ceres nipped former champion Johor Darul Ta’zim, 2-1, to become the first Filipino club to reach the AFC Cup Asean zonals at Panaad Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events PLAY LIST 01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:38Duterte orders probe on radio broadcaster slay in Dumaguete00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I had confidence in myself, but I also thought about my family (as I was taking the penalty),” said Rodriguez, who also scored in the first leg.Farizal’s frustrations boiled over before the restart as he was seen shoving the Fu Ming as well as another assistant referee.While JDT, which ruled the competition in 2015, walked off the pitch in despair, the Busmen went on their victory lap, exorcising the ghosts of last season’s heartbreaking exit in the same stage against South China of Hong Kong.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more