Cordner lauds ‘inspirational’ Pearce

first_imgPearce has become the undisputable go-to man for the Roosters in 2017, with the Blues halfback-in-waiting scoring all four of his tries this season in the final 20 minutes of games. His willingness to take the line on has been an inspiration to his teammates, while his lengthy field goal drought was broken with back-to-back one-pointers in rounds eight and nine. “I feel like he’s had his best ever year in the last 20 minutes of games; it’s the simplest way I can explain it,” Roosters coach Trent Robinson said after the 24-18 win over the Bulldogs. “I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there have probably been more tries. I think he’s scored some tries at the backend of games as well. He took them on pretty early as well [today]. “Toughness has never been an issue for ‘Ju’ but he’s actually showing it more and more in the way that he’s running the ball and he’s happy to do that. “I guess the bits people are talking about are not just passing it to someone else; it’s him taking the line on and trying to score tries and him kicking field goals, so there’s a lot of choice around him. There’s a long way to go in that, but he’s made a big step forward in that. “People as they get older start thinking more long-term, and in footy terms, some people never get there. Some guys like (Johnathan) Thurston and (Cooper) Cronk got there at an early age, and now ‘Pearcey’ is at that point where I feel he’s getting there.”last_img read more

Russell impresses in season opener

first_imgCalabar’s De’Jour Russell had a successful opening to his 2017 athletics campaign at yesterday’s Youngster Goldsmith Classic inside the National Stadium. Competing for the first time in the Class One 110m hurdles, Russell destroyed his opponents to win the event in a fast 13.45 seconds, getting the better of his teammate, Orlando Bernard, who was second in 14.00, with Kingston College ‘s Phillip Beckford taking third in 14.2. Russell, a fourth-place finisher in the event at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Poland last year, was happy with his winning time. “I am very pleased with my win and I am not surprised that I won so easily, as despite this being my first race this season, I have been training very hard,” said Russell. There were also some impressive times among the female hurdlers as well. Vere Technical’s Britany Anderson, despite this being her first year in Class Two, ran a blinder in winning the girls’ 100m hurdles in an astonishing 13.18 seconds – the fastest time ever by a Class Two athlete in the event. Donna Ray Lee of Hydel was second in 13.51 seconds, with third going to St Jago’s Rosalee Cooper in 13.74 seconds. There was a close finish in the girls’ Class One equivalent between Edwin Allen’s Gabrielle McDonald and Vere Technical’s Amoi Brown, who were inseparable after both touching the line together in 13.55 seconds. Hydel’s Trishana Hemmings got third in 13.86 seconds. Edwin Allen also took home the Class Three 80m hurdles, as Lisandra Brown won in 11.27 seconds, ahead of Gabrielle Matthew of Hydel second in 11.37 seconds, with Excelsior’s Ackera Nugent finishing third in 11.40 seconds. St Jago’s Danae Nembhard was best in the Class Four 70m hurdles, winning the event in 10.76 seconds, as Chantel Williams of Alpha took second in 10.80 seconds, with third going to Samoya Pottinger of Hydel on 10.92 seconds. GIRLS High Jump Class Three 1. Shantae Foreman (XLCR) 1.65m 2. Daniel Hinds (XLCR) 1.60m 3. Ania Robinson (Rusea’s) 1.60m 400M Class Two 1. Cherokee Young (Hydel) 56.84 2. Nickeisha Pryce (Vere) 56.90 3. Jeneille Jones (St Andrew) 57.38 Boys Class Two 110 Hurdles 1. Wayne Pinnock (KC) 13.71 2. Jeremy Farr (Wolmer’s) 14.04 3. Bruton Senior (Rusea’s) 14.27 Class Three 100 Hurdles 1. Jarel Granville (St Jago) 13.41 2. Tahje Francis (KC) 13.73 3. Jerome Campbell (Calabar) 13.80 Long Jump Class One 1. Carey McLeod (KC) 7.50m 2. Shakwon Coke (KC) 7.05m 3. Sadike McFarlane 7.03m Long Jump Class Three 1. Nicholloyd Brown (Calabar) 6.22M 2. Scott McLeod (KC) 5.84M 3. Jordan Turner (Calabar) 5.81M CLOSE FINISH SELECTED RESULTSlast_img read more

Grizzlies star Gasol denies engineering coach firing

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Memphis started the season 7-4 before the string of losses began. The Grizzlies haven’t won since losing point guard Mike Conley to an Achilles tendon injury seven games ago.Gasol, who is averaging 19.1 points and 9.1 rebounds, admitted he and Fizdale “didn’t see eye to eye all of the time”.“But we both had the same intentions of making the team a collective thing,” he said. “We couldn’t find the formula to do that.”J.B. Bickerstaff was named interim coach and Wallace said he will keep the position for the rest of the season.Bickerstaff went 37-34 as interim coach of the Houston Rockets in 2015-16 after Kevin McHale was fired nine games into the campaign.ADVERTISEMENT 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, front, of Spain, argues for a call as forward Dillon Brooks looks on against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol said Tuesday he had nothing to do with the struggling NBA team’s decision to sack coach David Fizdale.Fizdale was let go on Monday, a day after a furious Gasol was benched for the fourth quarter of the team’s eighth straight defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Referee says ‘air punch, vulgar language’ led to LeBron’s first career ejection Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES But the Spanish big man said he was surprised by the timing of the move.“Nobody likes to see a coach change during the season because you don’t have enough time to work on stuff,” Gasol told reporters on Tuesday. “I was a little bit shocked by it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMemphis general manager Chris Wallace said the firing of the second-year coach was due to the team being underachievers and not related to any rift between Fizdale and Gasol.“There were bigger trends than just the relationship between the two of them,” Wallace said. “It just hasn’t been going well for us after a good start. And there was no indication that it was going to change magically any time soon.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Illegal weapon found buried on Farm

first_imgPolice in G Division, acting on information, made a startling discovery during a search of a farm at Adventure, Essequibo Coast, around midday on Sunday.Guyana Times was reliably informed that Police acting on information received went to the farm belonging to “Camodeen”, which is located 500 metres west of the Adventure Public Road. Upon arrival, the area was cordoned off and a search was conducted during which two shotgun locks, four shotgun chokes, one shotgun pistol grip, one mini mag light, one shotgun choke spanner, and a number of shotgun pellets were unearthed.Two pairs of socks, two handguards and two knee guards were also found at the location. No arrests were made as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

Update: Charlie Lake Caves could become a tourist attraction

first_imgMayor Bruce Lantz says there’s a huge tourist attraction just outside our door and it comes with a long history.He says the Charlie Lake Caves are an untapped resource that has the potential to draw visitors to the North.The caves are reported to be one of the only sites in North America to date back to before 10,500 years old.- Advertisement -Animal bones and plants have been excavated from the site. ***It was thought a human skeleton was found at the site, however, it turned out to be animal bones.Lantz brought the idea of developing the site to the Peace River Regional District meeting last Thursday.Advertisement [asset|aid=1211|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8b5c8ff25c9bcba813a94c79f80195d1-Bruce Lantz 1_3_Pub.mp3]The site is on private property, but Lantz says the property owner is willing to work with the region on developing the site.Lantz wants the region to look into building a secure walkway to the caves.He says the City owns property close to the site, so there is a possibility for private businesses to run concessions.Advertisement [asset|aid=1212|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8b5c8ff25c9bcba813a94c79f80195d1-Bruce Lantz 2_2_Pub.mp3]Lantz says the Regional District will research the possibility of developing the site.Once a report is completed, Lantz says he will present the idea to City Council to see if there is an appetite for the project.last_img read more

Softball action rolls onto Parika today

first_imgThree teams will do battle today in the Back to Eden/Permaul’s Trading/Khan’s Trading and Trophy Stall-sponsored softball tournament as the excitement shifts to the Parika Salem Community ground from 10:00h.Organised by the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA), the tournament will see hosts Parika Defenders taking the tournament to Success Masters in the opening encounter from 10:00h in the masters’ over-45 category.The second game of the day will see Parika Defenders getting back into action against Narine Masters from 13:00h.Last week, when the teams converged at the Malteenoes Sports Club ground on Thomas Lands, Wellman Masters and Success Masters came out on top.In the first game, Wellman defeated Narine Masters by the huge margin of 79 runs, thanks to their batsmen and a five-wicket haul from Ganesh Sookdeo. Wellman took first strike, and after 20 overs, were sitting comfortably on 202 for 6. Wayne Jones top scored with 53 not out.Basil Persaud weighed in 110 werewith 37, Dinesh Vivikanand 27, and Nandram Samlall 26, all contributing to the winning total as only R. Seedat with 3/32 looked threatening.Narine Masters then found the going tough and were bowled out for 123 after 16.5 overs, with Sookdeo bagging 5/20. Suresh Ramesh made a fighting 31, and was supported by Lionel Persaud, who made 30.In the second encounter of the hot day, Success Masters were successful against Tropical Springs, beating them by 4 wickets.Tropical Springs batted first and made a respectable 152 all out from their 20 overs, with Sahadeo Budhu stroking 49, Rafeek Ali 44, and Aaron Benjamin getting 25.In the bowling department, Mark Fung was on target with 3/12 and Sham Boodram 2/20.Success Masters then made light work of the run chase, getting to 153 for 6. Hakeem Majeed made 41, Baldeo Muller 34 and Suraj Singh 24.The tournament is being played in three categories: Masters over 50, Masters Over-45 and Female Open. It is heading for an exciting finish within the coming weeks.last_img read more

Tranfer news: Everton and Stoke target back on Barcelona’s radar

first_img1 Andriy Yarmolenko Barcelona are ready to rekindle their interest in Everton and Stoke target Andriy Yarmolenko as they bid to find a replacement for Pedro, who joined Chelsea in the summer.Yarmolenko has been on Everton’s radar for some time and they reportedly held talks with Dynamo Kyiv about a potential transfer in August.Meanwhile, Stoke were also heavily linked with a £13.5m summer swoop for the 25-year-old but neither deal materialised and he remains in Ukraine for the time being.However, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, Barcelona are now considering an offer in January, when their transfer embargo will be lifted.The Catalan club sold fellow forward Pedro to Chelsea in the summer and are now on the lookout for somebody to fill his boots. And they reckon Yarmolenko, the Ukraine international who has scored three goals in nine league outings already this season, could be their man.last_img read more


first_imgBreaking News: The son and daughters of a man who died in suspicious circumstances have lost their claim to keep his farm.The late Seamus Doherty.Seamus Doherty, 67, who was well-known across the county for dealing in animals, was found dead at Drumacanoo, Churchill on June 17th, 2012. His death is still the subject of a Garda investigation and a financial reward has been made for information on his death.He died at his home having suffered head wounds.Mr Doherty’s son and daughters claim he solely farmed his mother’s land, an 11.6 acre farm at Prucklish, Churchill, since she died in 1998.No will was ever made and the late Mr Doherty’s seven brothers and sisters claim the farm, valued at one stage at €171,380, should be divided equally in eight different ways.However Seamus Doherty’s family claimed he farmed the lands exclusively since the death of his mother Annie.The Doherty family first decided to take an action seeking to have the lands divided after a son of Seamus Doherty began to cut down trees on the farm.Since then a bitter dispute has erupted between both sides including the late Mr Doherty’s children and their aunts and uncles Veronica, Bernadette, Philomena, Francis, Billy, Vincent and Eamon.The brothers claimed that they maintained the land including cutting hedges and clearing drains.The case was heard at a civil siting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Mr Doherty’s siblings claim they gave him a farm of land nearby which was 28 acres in size as part of a gentleman’s agreement that the farm at Prucklish would be divided in eight different portions.However they now claim that his siblings are trying to claim the family farm for themselves.Vincent Doherty, 53, a brother of Seamus, claims he lived with his mother until she died.He claims that although he never worked the lands extensively, he kept two goats and two ponies.Billy Doherty, 57, another brother, said his mother would be disappointed if she saw what was happening in the court pitting family against family and neighbour against neighbourJudge John O’Hagan said it would be lucky after costs if there was any money left to be divided.The late Mr Doherty’s son, Brian Edward Doherty, said he had farmed the land all his life with dad.He claimed that his late uncle Patrick Doherty had told him that he was going to leave the land to his father Seamus and would, in turn, be passed on to him.Catriona Doherty, 26, a daughter of Seamus Doherty, said she remembers as a child going to marts and working on the land with her father.She said none of the other brothers or sisters ever worked the landShe also denied that her uncle Vincent ever kept goats or ponies at the house.Ms Doherty, a barrister, said there is no question that her father worked the land.“My father had problems and he took a drink but that doesn’t mean he didn’t farm.“He went farming every day. He would have put us on the bus for school as my mother worked from early morning and he would have went to the land,” she said.Barrister for the plantiffs, Peter Nolan, said nothing was made by Seamus Doherty or his family when a letter about the land was sent to him in 2006.This letter was asking all the siblings to allow Eamon Doherty to be the administrator of the late Patrick Doherty’s estate.However, Mr Nolan said Mr Doherty or his family never said they were claiming ownership of the land but merely objected to Eamon Doherty being administrator.A number of neighbours gave evidence on behalf of the late Seamus Doherty’s family saying they never saw anyone else working the lands at Prucklish apart from the late Mr Doherty.They also told Judge O’Hagan that they always thought the late Mr Seamus Doherty owned the land.Barrister for the late Mr Doherty’s family, Desmond Murphy, said it was a pity that Seamus Doherty died in tragic circumstances and could not give evidence.“The evidence says he was in possession of the land. The Dohertys were not there by their own admission and so that gives him exclusive access,” he said.Judge John O’Hagan described the case as a very tragic one and said whatever decision was made would affect grandchildren for generations to come.However, he said he was satisfied that the appropriate length of time had not passed to allow adverse possession by Seamus Doherty and his family.He said he appreciated that Brian Edward Doherty was still working the land and had animals on it and gave him three months to vacate the lands.He also ordered that both sides in the case pay %50 of the costs.FAMILY OF TRAGIC CHURCHILL FARMER LOSE RIGHTS TO FARM was last modified: July 31st, 2013 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:ChurchillfarmhorsesSeamus DohertyThe Rocklast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has told the Seanad that proposals by the Minister for Social Protection to transfer sick pay costs for the first 2-4 weeks to employers would place an additional and unjust burden on Irish businesses.Senator Ó Domhnaill raised the issue this week while moving an adjournment debate in the Seanad on the matter. He said that in particular, smaller and medium sized enterprises will be under pressure at a time when many employers are struggling to exist.Ó Domhnaill said: “The proposals put forward by Minister Joan Burton would have a major negative impact on job sustainability and, in turn, a negative impact on economic recovery. “Data from the National Competitiveness Council shows that the cost of doing business in Ireland remains higher than the Euro Area and the EU27 averages. Therefore, the idea that introducing this change would somehow bring Ireland into line with other EU countries is a very narrow minded, anti-jobs and indeed flawed view being expressed by this Government.“It is very important at this economically challenging time for the Government to support jobs and employers and, therefore, this current proposal. If implemented, it would create irreversible damage and would drive some struggling businesses to the point of closure and hence genuine employees would ultimately lose their jobs.”In response on behalf of the Minister for Social Protection, Minister of State, Seán Perry, said the scheme is being considered in the context of the need to reform the social welfare system to bring it into line with practices in other countries in this area.He said the Social Insurance Fund would, of course, continue to provide supports for extended periods of illness “All of the issues around statutory sick pay will be discussed in the course of the wider process associated with the preparation of Budget 2013 and any decisions which might be taken by Government on the possible introduction of such a scheme will be considered in that context,” he said.Senator Ó Domhnaill concluded by saying: “The Government response to the adjournment debate is very disappointing and shows very little regard for job creation or job retention. Employers are already making a contribution for sick pay by paying social insurance contributions.” IRISH BUSINESSES BEING HIT AGAIN WITH NEW COSTS, SAYS DONEGAL SENATOR was last modified: July 4th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgFlying from Donegal to London has just got a whole lot easier!British Airways has today announced a new codeshare agreement with Loganair that will link Donegal to London Heathrow with a daily service connecting in Dublin.Loganair will operate the route from Donegal to Dublin; passengers will then transfer to British Airways mainline services to London Heathrow. Passengers will be afforded our generous 23kg baggage allowance on the entire journey, while enjoying the British Airways onboard experience from Dublin to Heathrow. This includes a choice of two cabins and a complimentary bar and meal service, as well as online check in and seat selection 24 hours before departure.The new schedule will see British Airways complement Loganair’s existing departure timetable from Donegal to Dublin by offering convenient connection times for passengers wishing to travel onwards to London.Providing two return flights a day to suit both business and leisure passengers, fares from Donegal to London Heathrow start at just €78 one way and from €184 return, including taxes, charges and fees.Commenting on the announcement, Simon Daly, British Airways Manager for Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be working with Loganair to offer passengers from the north west of Ireland with convenient flight connections from Donegal to London Heathrow with competitive fares to suit both business and leisure passengers. “In addition, it offers greater choice in terms of connections to our extensive global network of almost 130 destinations from London Heathrow – bringing destinations on the world map closer to Ireland.”To book -www.britishairways.comDONEGAL – LONDON HEATHROWBA4086 CFN DUB 1055 1150 OPERATED BY LOGANAIR FOR FLYBEBA 837 DUB LHR 1435 1550 BA4088 CFN DUB 1710 1805 OPERATED BY LOGANAIR FOR FLYBEBA 829 DUB LHR 1940 2055LONDON HEATHROW – DONEGALBA 832 LHR DUB 0655 0805 BA4087 DUB CFN 0920 1015 OPERATED BY LOGANAIR FOR FLYBEBA 836 LHR DUB 1245 1400BA4089 DUB CFN 1835 1930 OPERATED BY LOGANAIR FOR FLYBETRAVEL: DONEGAL AIRPORT ANNOUNCES NEW CONNECTIONS TO LONDON was last modified: February 19th, 2013 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:TRAVEL: DONEGAL AIRPORT ANNOUNCES NEW CONNECTIONS TO LONDONlast_img read more