The Stat to Fix: Parramatta Eels must improve post-contact metres

first_imgParramatta’s post-contact metres were one of the few areas they fell down statistically in the 2017 Telstra Premiership, with their 471 metres per game after first meeting the defence better than only the lowly Newcastle Knights and Gold Coast Titans.In a chicken or egg scenario, the Eels also had the slowest attacking play-the-ball speed in the NRL – averaging 3.66 seconds and ranking 16th for getting a roll on when one or two opposition tacklers were involved.In defence though, Parramatta did concede the second-fewest post-contact metres in 2017 at 468 metres a game.last_img read more

Clippers handle Griffin, Pistons

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAustin Rivers scored 16 points for Los Angeles in his first game back from a right ankle injury.Bradley and especially Harris received ovations from the Detroit crowd when they were introduced in the starting lineup, but when the teams came out for the opening tip, there wasn’t anything too unusual in terms of pregame greetings. In fact, Griffin and Bradley were hit with simultaneous technical fouls in the first quarter after battling for rebounding position. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pistons: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Lou Williams scored 26 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed former teammate Blake Griffin his first loss with Detroit, beating the Pistons 108-95 on Friday night.It was a bit of an off night for Griffin, who scored 19 points but shot 7 of 19 from the field. The whole Detroit team faded down the stretch. The Pistons led 80-77 after three quarters but scored only 15 points in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Detroit had won five in a row, with Griffin playing in four of those games.Tobias Harris scored 12 points and Avery Bradley had 10. They were the key players the Clippers acquired in last week’s deal that sent Griffin to Detroit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Korver drops 30, James posts triple-double as Cavs top Hawks After the game, Griffin headed straight toward the locker room and did not stick around to commiserate on the court.BIG MENAndre Drummond of the Pistons and DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers came into the game ranked 1-2 in the NBA in rebounding. They matched each other with 17 rebounds apiece.TIP-INSClippers: G Milos Teodosic (right foot) missed the game. … Los Angeles has won 11 of its last 15.Pistons: Jameer Nelson and James Ennis, who were acquired in trades Thursday, did not play. Ennis was not able to make it to Detroit because of snowy weather in Michigan.UP NEXTClippers: Visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

La Salle nears Filoil quarterfinals, downs UE

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. De La Salle moved one step closer to the quarterfinals after stopping University of the East, 71-62, in the group stage of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READcenter_img “This is a good opportunity for us to correct our mistakes because it’s better that we see them before the UAAP starts,” said Dyke in Filipino.Taane Samuel had a similar stat line to Dyke as he finished with 12 points and nine boards while Justine Baltazar put up 11 points, seven boards, and two blocks.Alvin Pasaol had 20 points, on 7-of-20 shooting, with five boards and two steals for the Red Warriors.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Green Archer’s 5-0 record moved them to the top of Group A away from 4-0 teams Ateneo and Mapua, while the Red Warriors dropped to 1-3 after losing their third straight game.Mark Dyke, who is returning to La Sallet this season after skipping the previous one, flirted with a double-double to lead the Green Archers with 18 points and nine boards.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 crownLa Salle banked on its rebounding edge, 49-36, to slowly pick UE apart while shooting at a methodical 28-of-63 clip.Dyke said they are using the Filoil tournament to improve on what they have and see what mistakes they could fix before the start of the UAAP season. Still got it: Rey Guevarra bags PBA Slam Dunk title anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Judge’s Comment Halts Ecobank’s US$3M Case

first_imgJudge Yussif Kaba’s public comment that the jury was corrupting the legal system was enough for Ecobank’s lawyers to ask him to sequester (isolated, quarantine) the nine jurors selected Friday, July 3, to help him decide a US$3m damages case against the bank.Judge Kaba later postponed further hearing of the case, after two of the jurors refused to be sequestered along with their colleagues.The Judge was openly heard saying, “You have been selected to help me decide this case. If I sit here and don’t say that you will ‘walk through the valley and shadow of death’, I would be lying to you, especially during this trial.”Prior to Judge Kaba’s comment, there was no plan to have the jury sequestered.The lawsuit against the bank was filed by the management of Embassy Suite Hotel, alleging the bank without authorization on December 24, 2014, closed-down the hotel, for which action they are claiming US$3m damages.The bank’s action was based on a ruling by the Commercial Court, holding the hotel’s Lebanese manager, Anwar Saoud, liable for the amount of US$1,084,595.62 in an Action of Debt brought against him by Ecobank-Liberia.In his statement, the Civil Law Court Judge further told the packed courtroom, “Let me confess: if people are saying the judiciary is corrupt, it is true, because you jurors have sold people’s rights indecisively by collecting bribes, which have caused people not to respect the laws anymore.”He went on to say, “If you fail to decide this case fairly, you will be crippling the economy, because if investors lose [confidence] in our legal system, they would not invest their money in our country, which may lead them to pack up and leave.”He added, “If you are approached by any lawyer in this case to entice you to engage you in corruption, I plead with you, for the sake of Liberia, to tell me and I am going to send that person to jail. But if you refuse to tell me and I get to know, then I would send you, jurors, to jail for 30 days.”“As for you, the lawyers selected you to determine the facts and to ensure that people get justice, while I am here to determine the law,” Judge Kaba clarified.Immediately, after Judge Kaba’s statement, one of the bank’s lawyers, Atty. Arthur Johnson, raised his hand and was heard saying, “Your Honor, we would like for those jurors to be sequestered.”Following Atty. Johnson’s request, Judge Kaba was compelled to temporarily halt the case which was in progress and ask both lawyers to join him in his office. To everyone’s surprise, when they returned, Judge Kaba uttered these words to the jurors: “I have good and bad news for you people. The bad news is that you are not going to leave this place until the case is decided.” Judge Kaba did not say what the good news was.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Supermarket shoppers urged to use reusable bags

first_img…as Guyana observes Earth DayAs Guyana joined the rest of the world on Sunday to observe Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an initiative with several supermarkets in Georgetown to minimise the use of plastic bags which was well-received by Guyanese shoppers.EPA Senior Environmental Officer Candacie Thompson said that hundreds of reusable bags were distributed to customers at the six participating supermarkets, who were in favour of same. Some, she related, even called for the initiative to be implemented as law.“Every customer received at least one reusable bag; some received several based on the quantity of items they purchased. Based on observation, customers were very receptive to the bags; no one showed apprehension about not being given single-use plastic bags,” she said.Thompson reminded that the initiative of reducing the use of plastic bags aligned with this year’s theme for Earth Day, which is “End Plastic Pollution”.The participating supermarkets are Bounty, Mattai’s, Survival, Budget, Distribution Services Limited (DSL), and Massy, along with their branches.These supermarkets will use boxes, reusable bags and biodegradable bags to pack their customers’ goods. They are also urging persons to walk with their bags, so as to curb the use of plastic in Guyana.The environmentalist told Guyana Times last week, ““We are looking at it as a launching pad and to raise awareness on the consequences of plastic pollution… many people are so accustomed to using these ‘single use’ plastic bags and basically like the name suggests, you can’t get much use out of it. When you take stuff away from the supermarkets in it, it cannot be reused except for garbage and it ends up in these landfills and accumulates because they are not biodegradable.”Thompson noted that the engagement with the supermarkets was just one of the activities being done for Earth Day. According to her, it is being done with the intent of analysing the public’s response to the initiative, even as the EPA seeks to change persons’ attitude to the use of plastic.She said too that the EPA may consider taking the idea to a governmental level, based on the public’s response to the initiative and after the necessary sensitisation would have been conducted to alert the public on the dangers of plastic bag use.The implementation of this new initiative comes at a time when Guyana happens to be one of the countries in the Caribbean that are significantly affected by plastic pollutants.Over the years, plastic items, specifically plastic bags have been the reason for clogged drains, trenches and canals that often times result in flooding.The Government of Guyana took the decision to ban Styrofoam back in 2016, after much contention.Earth Day is a global event which sees the participation of approximately one billion people in 192 countries.The EPA of Guyana will be endorsing this message as it strives to end this type of pollution – one of the major types in Guyana.World Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 in the United States. It later became recognised and accepted worldwide by the year 1990.According to the organisers of World Earth Day, at least two million people die globally, owing to indoor and outdoor pollution. It also estimates that by the year 2030, food prices will go up by 50 per cent owing to climate change.The rising temperatures, global warming and other ecological imbalances are a result of half of the world’s rainforests being gone. The deaths of 70,000 persons in Europe were caused by rising temperatures in 2003. These imbalances are also leading to frequent flooding and other disasters across the globe, which include forest fires, again impacting the trees.last_img read more

NASA has procedures for astronauts who go haywire out in space

first_imgThe instructions do not spell out what happens after that. But NASA spokesman James Hartsfield said the space agency, a flight surgeon on the ground and the commander in space would decide on a case-by-case basis whether to abort the flight, in the case of the shuttle, or send the unhinged astronaut home, if the episode took place on the international space station. The crew members might have to rely in large part on brute strength to subdue an out-of-control astronaut, since there are no weapons on the space station or the shuttle. A gun would be out of the question; a bullet could pierce a spaceship and could kill everyone. There are no stun guns on hand either. “NASA has determined that there is no need for weapons at the space station,” Hartsfield said. NASA and its Russian counterpart drew up the checklist for the space station in 2001. Hartsfield said NASA has a nearly identical set of procedures for the shuttle, but he would not provide a copy Friday, saying its release had not yet been cleared by the space agency’s lawyers. The space-station checklist is part of a 1,051-page document that contains instructions for dealing with every possible medical situation in space, including removing a tooth. Handling behavioral emergencies takes up five pages. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – What would happen if an astronaut came unglued in space and, say, destroyed the ship’s oxygen system or tried to open the hatch and kill everyone aboard? That was the question on some minds after the apparent breakdown of Lisa Nowak, arrested in Orlando this month on charges she tried to kidnap and kill a woman she regarded as her rival for another astronaut’s affections. It turns out NASA has a detailed set of written procedures for dealing with a suicidal or psychotic astronaut in space. The documents, obtained this week by The Associated Press, say the astronaut’s crewmates should bind his wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie him down with a bungee cord and inject him with tranquilizers if necessary. “Talk with the patient while you are restraining him,” the instructions say. “Explain what you are doing, and that you are using a restraint to ensure that he is safe.” The military has a similar protocol for restraining or confining violent, mentally unstable crew members who pose a threat to themselves or others in nuclear submarines or other dangerous settings. Although Nowak performed her duties with aplomb during a short visit to the space station via the shuttle last July, and was not scheduled to fly again, her arrest has led NASA to review its psychological screening process. A mentally unstable astronaut could cause all kinds of havoc that could endanger the three crew members aboard the space station or the six or seven who typically fly aboard the shuttle. Space station medical kits contain tranquilizers and anti-depression, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications. Shuttle medical kits have anti-psychotic medication but not antidepressants, since they take several weeks to be effective and shuttle flights last less than two weeks. The checklist says say astronauts who crack up can be restrained and then offered oral Haldol, an anti-psychotic drug used to treat agitation and mania, and Valium. If the astronaut won’t cooperate, the drugs can be forcibly given with a shot to the arm. Crew members are instructed to stay with the tied-up astronaut to monitor vital signs.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

Tourmaline to invest $1.7 billion in creating more jobs in natural gas sector

first_img“There’s a lot of money coming into this area from Tourmaline alone, and what does that mean? Well, Allan talked about family-supporting jobs, hundreds of jobs – hundreds of directs and hundreds of indirect jobs – for this area as a result of their investment.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Tourmaline Oil Ltd. held an announcement on Saturday, October 12, in Fort St. John regarding a major investment and a grand opening of a new deep-cut natural gas facility in Gundy.On hand for the announcement was B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Michelle Mungall, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser, Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead, Peace River North MLA Dan Davies, and Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier.Tourmaline’s Chief Operating Officer, Allan Bush, announced that the company will be investing an additional $150 million in expansions to the new Gundy facility over the next few years.- Advertisement -Bush says Tourmaline also has plans of investing $1.7 billion dollars, over the next five years, to create more full-time and indirect jobs for people in areas such as production operations, construction, and technology.According to Bush, in the past four years, the company has invested $1.8 billion dollars in capital projects relating directly to the Peace Region, with $312 million of that going to local vendors.Minister Mungall says this investment is huge and is one that is expected to create hundreds of family-supporting jobs for people living in Northeastern B.C.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgGrace Ann Downey, Kilmacrennan and Sharp Design who recently graduated in Business in Managing & Mentoring, from Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Donegal County Enterprise through the Enhancing Women’s Entrepreneurship (EWE) programme.WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY BUSINESSWOMAN GRADUATES was last modified: November 24th, 2011 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:Grace Ann Downeylast_img read more


first_imgThe kids from Creeslough aren’t afraid to get stuck in.When it comes to looking after their local environment, the kids of Creeslough are cleaning up!This week the children of SN Glasáin, Creeslough carried out a Day of Action against litter.This will go towards helping them achieve their first Green Flag for Litter and Waste which they have been working towards for the last number of years. It was a wet and cold day but everyone was in high spirits as they left the school to carry out a big clean up on the roads surrounding the school.Sitting at the foot of Muckish the local scenery is stunning and the children and wider school community are committed to keeping the school and surrounding area litter free.Some of the other activities the school is undertaking include a trip to the Recycling Centre in Letterkenny and they also have invited Donegal County Councils Environmental Protection Officer Suzanne Bogan to come in to speak in the school.The school will undergo assessment in the coming months and hope to have our Green Flag Flying by the end of this school year. THE KIDS OF CREESLOUGH ARE CLEANING UP! was last modified: November 28th, 2015 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:clean-upCreesloughdonegallast_img read more


first_imgThe stunning Crystal Symphony docked at Moville. Pic for Donegal Daily by Aisling McKinney.More than 800 tourists have sailed into Donegal today after a massive cruise ship docked at Lough Foyle.The liner, the Crystal Symphony, is an American-based six star ship.Our picture of the liner was taken by Donegal Daily reader Aishling McKinney from Greencastle village. The ship has been docked at Moville.Locals have been lining the shorefront to take pictures of the stunning ship.Some of the tourists will be coming to Donegal while others will be traveling into Derry and others to Giants Causeway in Antrim for the day.At least two other huge liners are due to sail into Killybegs in the coming days. MASSIVE CRUISE SHIP BRINGS HUNDREDS OF TOURISTS FLOWING INTO DONEGAL was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cruiserCrystal Symphonydonegalmovillelast_img read more