Highlanders hand Blues another loss

first_imgThe Highlanders raced out to a 12-nil lead in the opening minutes of the game but the home side pulled the deficit back to 12-11 before the Highlanders edged out to a 20-11 halftime lead.The second half though was dominated by the Highlanders running in six tries in all with loose forward Shannon Frizell scoring a hatrick.The Blues have not beaten a fellow New Zealand side since they recorded a 33-31 victory over the Highlanders in the first week of the competition in 2016, a streak of 15 matches – 14 of them losses.last_img

Iniesta: “It is dangerous that there are extra-sport situations”

first_imgAndres Iniesta went through the microphones of “El Larguero” of the SER chain before opening his documentary “Andrés Iniesta, the unexpected hero” on Rakuten Tv.Barça directive: “I have lived through times that were not easy. When something goes wrong 15 times come out in a row. It is dangerous that there are extra-sport situations and they take time that are normal”Tempted by some candidacy: “No, but I will try to play two or three more years and seeing myself now on a bench makes no sense. I do not hide with the idea of ​​returning to Barça at some point in my life and when I am ready.”Iniestazo: “Cech suffered that moment and then we had to suffer others. It is one of the most critical points of my career.”I work with Guardiola: “It is a mirror. For me it was a motivation. We had a great team.”Casillas: “I have spoken but not because of the elections to the Federation. We all see in Iker a person capable of being there and why not grant him that moment.”Depression: “Many times they have told me that when they see my statements they have been encouraged. I count my life with the naturalness of good and bad things. I had a very bad time with very unpleasant situations. If you do not feel things you do not know how they are. I never stopped wanting to go to train, one day it was to add and with all the people next to me I went out to be better “. Worst day: “I came at the beginning looking forward to the night, taking my medication and resting. I was lucky to have the family I have. The people around you are the ones who give meaning to everything.”Pressure on the Barça bench: “I don’t even want to imagine it”.Being a coach: “I keep the idea. I am going to try it and over time I like the idea more. I am passionate about soccer. A documentary of this level will not come out.”training: “In the morning I do a physical part where my wife accompanies me and we make a video call with the entire team. Some mornings we go out.”Change in football after the coronavirus: “Everything has an impact. There will be inevitable changes as well as in society in the future.”Confinement: “It has been strange. We have been in a calm situation for three months. A week ago, the order was given to confine himself and close shops and bars.”Changes: “This changes the lives of all of us. In Japan, hygiene experience has been carried out since childhood. That has now been won here. Those details have to enter the global society.”Documentary film: “I am proud to see the documentary and see my life reflected. Since I started in Fuentealbilla and went to Barcelona. It is a film documentary and to this day it continues to excite me.”Second part: “You never know”.last_img read more

UAAP working on concussion protocol but admits ‘it’s hard to get consensus’

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title UAAP Executive Director Atty. Rebo Saguisag said the league has been trying to come up with a concrete protocol regarding injuries caused by head trauma but no consensus has been reached so far.“People should be more conscious now but the mandatory league-wide safety protocol is kind of complicated,” said Saguisag Wednesday. “We’ve been working on it but it has been really hard to get a consensus.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: UST big man Akomo hospitalized due to head trauma, blood clot Akomo apparently sustained his injury after he collided with fellow big man Papi Sarr in the Sept. 22 game between University of Santo Tomas and Adamson University. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown With the aftereffect of Steve Akomo’s apparent head trauma, the UAAP said that it’s working on implementing a concussion protocol but admitted that it has been a complicated process.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 Akomo finished that game, a 79-71 loss to the Growling Tigers, and also suited up in UST’s 85-53 loss to Ateneo a couple of days later.UST’s center, however, sat out the next game against De La Salle after suffering from symptoms akin to food poisoning.Saguisag said the mandatory sit out policy gets tricky in the sense that there’s no third-party body to decide if a player should sit out games to recover.“This is very touchy because who gets to decide?” said Saguisag who likened the circumstances to the major sports leagues in the United States that have concussion protocols.He also added that the policy should not just be implemented in basketball, but across all sports.ADVERTISEMENT “Let me emphasize, the league-wide safety protocol should not be limited to basketball there’s football and other sports.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Former NBA coach Tex Winter dies at 96 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

T. Edison Gbana Is Dead

first_imgProfessor T. Edison Gbana, who once served as Chairman on Education of the National Transitional Legislature of Liberia, has died.This sad event occurred on  Wed., July 23, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. at the home of his  daughter, Mrs. Delvina Parteh  in Paynesville, near Monrovia, following a protracted illness.  He was in his 76th year.A graduate of St. John’s Episcopal High School and Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), where he studied  Secondary Education, Mr. Gbana later matriculated to the State College of Iowa (now University of Northern Iowa, where he took the Master’s degree in Education. He commenced his professional career in 1960 as a classroom teacher at the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), where he also served as registrar, director of Business Education and curriculum developer.In 1976 he was appointed principal, St. Augustine Episcopal High School, Kakata; and in 1994 principal, AME Zion Academy.  He earlier served as administrative and technical assistant to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, R.L.Professor Gbana also served during the civil crisis asChairman, NTLA Committee on Education, Co-Chair, Civil Society Movement of Liberia and president, National Association of Liberia School Principals.On December 1965 he wedded Fanny Harvey Gbana, which union was blessed with several children.T. Edison Vaanii Gbana was born on December 21, 1938 in Bendaja, Porkpaa District in upper Grand Cape Mount County, to union of Mr. Siafa Mbavai and his wife Mrs. Bindu Dazangbu Gbana.His lifelong friend and classmate was Dr. S. Jabaru Carlon, former Commissioner, Governance Commission, R.L. and former professor of Education, University of Liberia.   They began their educational sojourn in 1945 at the St. Phillips Episcopal Village School in Bendaja and on to the Episcopal Elementary School at Mbaloma, both in Grand Cape Mount County.The funeral rites of Prof. T. Edison Gbana are scheduled to begin with removal of the body from the A.B. Roberts Funeral Parlor in Gardinersville on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at  four o’clock p.m. and transported to Trinity Cathedral for wake keeping, beginning at six o’clock p.m.The Funeral mass is due to take place at Trinity on Sat., Aug. 16., beginning at 10 a.m.   Interment will follow immediately at the Kaizer Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, Montserrado County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dialysis machines donated to GPHC and private hospital

first_imgIn Friday, eight kidney dialysis machines were gifted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) as well as two more to the St Joseph Mercy Hospital by The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Vermont’s Medical School.The handing over ceremony for the 10 machines valued at US$40,000 (GY$8 million) was conducted at the GPHC Kidney Dialysis Centre, by Dr J R Deep Ford, who is also a former Professor of the United States’ MedicalThree of the dialysis machines received from the University of Vermont’s Medical SchoolSchool.According to Ford, this donation was initiated by a conversation between a group of Guyanese early in 2015, about the health system in Guyana, where the need for more dialysis machines was highlighted. He explained that a participant in that conversation was a Professor of Nephrology at the medical school, Dr Virgina Hood, and he identified her as the main architect in selecting and coordinating the donation of the machines.It is expected that the machines will significantly amplify the competence of Guyana’s health system by enabling it to serve many citizens suffering from damaged, dysfunctional or missing kidneys.In expressing his appreciation toward the generous donation by the University of Vermont’s Medical School, Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton noted that it will be of significant assistance to GPHC’s dialysis treatment.“The GPHC Dialysis Centre continues to provide this life-saving procedure free of cost. However, there still exists a need to further build the capacity of the centre, and the Ministry of Public Health is committed to ensuring that this is done. We cannot do this alone, and therefore we are grateful for the support of the University of Vermont’s Medical School with the donation of eight dialysis machines,” he stated.Meanwhile, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Helen Browman, also voiced her gratitude upon receiving the medical machines.The Georgetown Public Hospital’s Kidney Dialysis Centre has been active for four years, where both Peritoneal and Haemodialysis is offered.last_img read more

PPP warns of “serious legal challenges”

first_imgLGE disputed list …if list withdrawal issue not addressed at GECOM The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has issued a stern warning that if the list withdrawal rule is not fixed in such a way as to facilitate persons who would like their names removed from various voters’ lists at the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), serious legal challenges will be mountedThis was announced by General Secretary of the PPP, Bharrat Jagdeo, who said on Thursday that an agreement was made but not fulfilled. He said his party will not sit idly by and allow the illegality to take place, but will do all in its power to have it resolved with the help of GECOM.“If GECOM doesn’t address this — because I suspect the disappearance of the CEO (Chief Elections Officer) has something to do with this, but I don’t want to be unkind or unfair to him. I hope that they will dress this — but if they don’t address this, then I foresee serious legal challenges,” he said.Persons whose names appeared on various voters’ lists for the upcoming LGE but had no knowledge of it were given the opportunity to have it corrected before the end of Wednesday, August 26, 2018. This decision was made at the statutory meeting held at GECOM on Tuesday, when all Commissioners, including those nominated by the PPP, were present.However, on Wednesday, when some of those persons turned up to have the issue rectified at the various GECOM facilities in their communities, they were blocked from doing so.The PPP said that all assurances were given by GECOM’s CEO, Keith Lowenfield, that once affidavits for each individual was produced, it would be corrected.But when these persons showed up to make the necessary changes,, they were told by the respective Returning Officers (RO) at the various polling stations that this could only be done if the head of a list could visit the polling station with a signed affidavit or the aggrieved person appeared in person, not one individual submitting for a group.“If they don’t remove these names, then that would be tantamount to allowing that to happen in this country…I can say that I don’t want to support you, but because you fraudulently put my name there and I didn’t get to do it one time — remove my name — although I have an affidavit, then I have to back you and make your name valid. How could that be fair or legal?” Jagdeo questioned.After hours of protestation at Whim Village on Wednesday evening, persons who were disputing that they signed their names on the AFC list were invited to a meeting with the RO at 22:00h. Also invited to that meeting were the AFC representatives in the area who had taken the signatures. They failed to show at the meeting. As such, 51 persons who turned up with their sworn affidavits to have their names removed were allowed to have their names removed from the list.But some 151 persons from Crabwood Creek, Corriverton and Number 63, Berbice were unable to have their names removed from both the AFC and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) lists, since the ROs claimed that they received no instructions from Lowenfield.“We are going to be vigilant right across this country, because this is not like in the past, where we were a little bit more trusting, because we have seen how a pattern has emerged. It tells you a lot about the desperation of these parties, and how they can’t find backers to even contest the elections,” Jagdeo argued, while committing to continue challenging this issue.Jagdeo revealed on Monday that there were already several instances of electoral fraud for the 2018 LGE. According to Jagdeo, as many as 42 out of 80 Local Authority Areas have cases of forged signatures or persons being tricked into signing backers’ lists.On Nomination Day, dozens of lists of names and signatures purporting to be backers of candidates were profoundly defective because of forgery. These lists also contained the names of deceased persons, and even persons who never existed, among others.last_img read more

DWP plans one-two punch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“All these charges add up. If it were just 3 percent, nobody would be jumping up and down,” said Soledad Garcia, who heads the Neighborhood Council Oversight Committee, which has opposed the rate increases. But the DWP interim general manager, Robert Rozanski, said the utility has made no secret of the surcharges. He said he has warned ratepayers that – rate increase or not – bills will rise next year simply because of the surcharges. “Everything is going up in cost,” he said. Last year, the DWP reactivated the energy cost adjustment factor, a surcharge that lets the utility pass along the high cost of natural gas. The ECAF surcharge also funds the utility’s efforts to develop more green power to meet Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s mandate that the utility buy 20 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2010. The ECAF alone is expected to increase rates by 12 percent over three years. The utility also levies surcharges to cover the extra cost of buying imported water. This year, with record-low rainfall, the DWP has to buy 70 percent of its water, up from just 30 percent in previous years. That extra cost amounts to a $71 million increase from last year, pushing up the purchased-water surcharge passed on to ratepayers. “Customers have a pretty big increase just associated with the low rainfall. That’s beyond our control,” Rozanski said. But even with the surcharges, ratepayers in Los Angeles still pay less than customers in surrounding cities, he said. “At the end of the day, look at our rates, compare them to other municipal utility rates, and we’re still better than most. You look at the investor-owned utilities, and we’re way better,” he said. At the City Council’s first hearing on the proposed rate hikes Tuesday, members signaled they are willing to approve increases if they can ensure the money is spent on much-needed infrastructure upgrades. Council President Eric Garcetti said the DWP must produce a plan with benchmarks and deadlines to show the utility is using the new dollars to replace power poles, upgrade circuits and hire electrical specialists. “If we can show our ability to do this, then we can look our ratepayers in the eyes and say, trust us. But right now I need that trust,” Garcetti said. Councilman Greig Smith introduced a motion calling for creation of a citizens oversight committee to ensure money raised through the proposed rate increases is used only for infrastructure – and not transferred to the city’s general fund. Smith’s motion would address a major complaint of neighborhood councils: Some 7 percent of money raised through rate increases goes to the city’s general fund to pay for streets, police and city services. “If this is really for infrastructure and replacement issues, let’s do it and not use it as a way to increase the transfer (to the general fund),” Smith said. The council also is considering a DWP proposal to divide the city into two temperature zones in which residents in the hotter San Fernando Valley are charged less for electricity than residents in the rest of the city. DWP officials said many utilities in the state already stagger rates based on temperature zones. But some City Council members said they are concerned with making residents south of Mulholland Drive subsidize the electricity bills of Valley residents. Others asked for more elaborate temperature zones to ensure fair rates. “Somebody living on the north side of Mulholland Drive in the hills compared to someone living in Boyle Heights – I bet it’s probably cooler there,” said Garcetti, who asked for more detailed maps. “If we’re trying to truly be fair, that reflects both temperature and politics, as opposed to just temperature.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even as the Los Angeles City Council weighs a proposed DWP rate hike, surcharges for natural gas, renewable energy and imported water are expected to push ratepayer bills even higher. While the surcharges pass along the fluctuating costs of power and water purchases and are already in place, they are expected to increase again next year. And the charges come on top of the Department of Water and Power’s base rates, which are proposed to increase 9 percent over three years for power and 6 percent over two years for water. Factoring in the surcharges, power rates are expected to increase more than 15 percent by 2010. Anticipated water rates, including the surcharge for purchased water, were not available Tuesday. last_img read more

Shake up your own elegant summer cocktails from Castle Grove

first_imgWelcome to this week’s Castle Grove blog on Donegal Daily.We hope that each of you have had a wonderful Easter break, although the busy Easter weekend and Egg Hunt are over, the preparation for a busy summer season continues.Next up: The May bank holiday weekend. This bank holiday weekend we are planning the launch of our new Summer Cocktail menu which will include a list of delicious drinks to be enjoyed over the summer.We have created the selection using the finest liquors and ingredients from our Walled Garden to bring you an elegant and relaxed taste of Castle Grove to enjoy on the lawn in the sun or in the drawing rooms after dark.Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more details.With the thought of drinks on the lawn in mind, we would like to share the details on how to make a few of our favourite cocktails from the menu. Castle Grove’s Fair Lady:35.5 ml Hendricks GinDash lemon juice15ml rose waterChampagne or Prosecco top.Ginger Fizz:If you are more of a Prosecco fan, why not try some chilled Prosecco with some homemade ginger syrup and elderflower cordial. To make the ginger syrup, simply grate a full ginger root into a pot, add two cups of water and ½ cup of  brown sugar, bring to boil. Let simmer.When cooled, add 1 teaspoon of syrup to your champagne glass and top with Prosecco, and finish with a splash of Elderflower cordial.Add a fresh raspberry to garnish.Savoury snacks:To add some savoury bites and invite a few friends, impress with these easy to prepare Fivemiletown Goat’s Cheese Bon Bon: They are a great summer snack, delicious and a no fuss finger food option for outside.1. Gently roll your goat’s cheese into bite size balls.2. Roll in Panko crumbs for a crunchy shell.3. Lightly fry in a shallow fryer or the deep fryer.4. Serve with sweet chili dipping sauce or your choice of sauce.5. The balls will be hot, so serve immediately whilst the cheese is melted, soft and gooey!Have a fun bank holiday weekend.XoxoThe team at Castle GroveShake up your own elegant summer cocktails from Castle Grove was last modified: May 25th, 2017 by Castle GroveShare 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:castle Grove country houseCocktailsfoodrecipelast_img read more

Arsenal legend Henry tipped for Monaco job with Jardim set to be axed

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Leonardo Jardim looks to be on his way out of Monaco 2 Monaco saw a number of their key players depart after winning the title but still finished runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain last season.However, they have made a woeful start to this campaign, winning just one of their opening nine games to sit 18th in the table.Now, according to reports in France, Jardim is to be shown the door in the coming days.And Monaco are said to have already earmarked Henry as his replacement.The Arsenal legend has been working as an assistant coach to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez for the past few years and has expressed a strong desire to enter management. REVEALED silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 huge blow Monaco are reportedly set to sack Leonardo Jardim as manager, with Thierry Henry tipped to replace him.Jardim has been in charge of the French club for the past four years and led them to their first Ligue Un title in 17 years in 2016/17. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions He has been heavily linked with the vacancy at Aston Villa, although Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT on Tuesday that he had been informed that Henry would not be taking the job.Now the 41-year-old may get his shot in the dugout at the club where he began his football career.Henry came through Monaco’s academy and helped them win the Ligue 1 title in 1997.He went on to enjoy to an incredible career, winning league and cup titles in England and Spain with Arsenal and Barcelona respectively, as well as the Champions League and Club World Cup.He was also part of the France squad which won the World Cup in 1998 and is his country’s record goalscorer.center_img Thierry Henry is close to landing a managerial job it seems REVEALED ADVICE MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED most read in football England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF last_img read more


first_imgMy name is Clare Boyle and I am currently  the owner of the Lupanast Dog Training Centre in Castlefinn, Co Donegal.I have been training my own dogs for over 20 years and decided 2 years ago to become a professional trainer.As my passion is for agility and flyball, two fabulous sports, I have undergone several important instructor courses and also competition coaching! With this weekly blog, I hope to cover many of the issues we as pet owners deal with every day. Also, if anyone feels they need advice on anything canine related, I will do my upmost to help or point you in the right direction.As I am starting classes in Petland, Letterkenny next week,(13th October) I would like to discuss puppies and training.All puppies are cute and cuddly and with the amount of varying breeds available, how do we choose the right one for us? Well, first of all we need to consider our families lifestyle… Are we out all day or is there someone in the house the majority of the day? How many hours can we commit to the puppy each day? What about toilet training? Do you have someone able to look after the pup in holidays or who is going to be responsible for taking the puppy to training and socialisation classes?What about the breed of the dog? A large breed such as a German Shepherd or a Labrador needs some space and regular exercise. Being such intelligent breeds, they tend to become stressful if left for long periods on their own. What about a designer breed? A Shih Tzu perhaps or a Chihuahua? Are you prepared to have these in your house and on your furniture? No? Well that’s where good training comes in. Whatever breed of dog you decide to get for your family, remember it will possibly live up to 8 years or more and therefore you and your family need a dog which is well trained and a pleasure to have around.  No one wants a dog which barks all the time or chews the furniture or even jumps up at every one passing.So if you are thinking of getting a puppy and are unsure of what breed to get, please ask advice… and then when you do, enrol in training classes after the pups 2nd vaccination and start to enjoy the real pleasures of having a dog!Any questions?Email info@donegaldaily.comOUR GREAT NEW COLUMNIST: CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOG was last modified: October 10th, 2011 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) Tags:OUR GREAT NEW COLUMNIST: CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOGlast_img read more