Storm into final four

first_imgIn a dramatic start to this year’s final series, the Rabbitohs appeared to have clinched a preliminary final when Cameron Murray controversially stormed over with nine minutes to go.But Munster set up a line break for Billy Slater and then stepped up to nail a 31-metre field goal to send a raucous crowd of 17,306 at AAMI Park into raptures.The Rabbitohs now wait on the winner of Sunday’s elimination final between Brisbane and St George Illawarra to keep their season alive next week.The Storm had to come from behind five times in an absorbing contest, and also had to overcome a number of controversial refereeing decisions, to claim the win.Scores were locked at 18-all midway through the second half when Curtis Scott was penalised for a second effort in a tackle that led to Robert Jennings crossing not long after.A Cheyse Blair try levelled the game again, only for a sideline official to rule a Josh Addo-Carr forward pass that led to Murray’s go-ahead four-pointer.But Munster’s late game heroics ensured the Storm remain on track to become the first team to defend their crowd in a unified competition since Brisbane in 1992-93.Blair and Suliasi Vunivalu both finished with doubles, while Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis did his best to inspire his side to also nab a double.It was an explosive start to the qualifying final, with the hosts forcing an error in their first defensive set that almost ended in an opening try for Slater.But the retiring fullback grounded a grubber on the dead-ball line, to which the Rabbitohs responded through an aerial raid for Dane Gagai to post first points.The ferocious collisions kept on coming with Sam Burgess jolting the ball free on an early play, while Inglis also had the wind knocked out of him by Vunivalu not long after.Poor defensive reads by the Rabbitohs, sandwiched by a stadium-shaking Kaufusi shot on Sam Burgess, ended in back-to-back Storm tries to Scott and Vunivalu and their first lead.The visitors regained the lead on a bizarre 37th-minute Inglis try, where Vunivalu gave up on the play as he appealed for an offload from the ground from Jennings.But Storm halfback Brodie Croft – a last-minute inclusion for Jahrome Hughes – broke the game open with a 70-metre line-break and grubber for Vunivalu on the stroke of halftime.And it appeared the Storm were on their way when George Burgess was sin-binned for a professional foul that resulted in Cameron Smith kicking the Storm to a six-point lead.However the Rabbitohs rebounded with back-to-back tries, only for the Storm to once again prove their big-game quality with another strong finish.Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds came off with a shoulder injury moments before the break but took the field upon resumption with what was described as a shoulder sprain.last_img read more

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Red Force wary ahead of Regional Super50 clash

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago Red Force captain Jason Mohammed says the hosts are bracing for a strong challenge from a strengthened Barbados Pride unit but will be going all out to keep their unbeaten record intact, when the two teams meet in the sixth and final round of the Regional Super50 here today. Red Force have been virtually flawless in the tournament, winning four of their five matches – the other was a no-result – to sit comfortably on top of Group A with 22 points. Pride started weakly but with the return of their international players, stormed back into contention for a semi-final sport with two successive wins, and now lie second on 14 points. However, with Jamaica Scorpions only four points behind and clashing with minnows ICC Americas in their final game at the National Cricket Centre, Pride face a must-win scenario. “I think they have strengthened a lot in all the departments,” Mohammed said ahead of the day/night contest at Queen’s Park Oval. “I think they have a very good bowling attack and also they are very strong in their batting. I think we’re going to have to play a good all-round game to get the better of the Bajans and hopefully we can do it.” In their first meeting in the second round, Red Force disposed of Pride by nine wickets at Queen’s Park Oval, after bundling out the visitors for 161. Since then, West Indies Test captain Jason Holder has returned to lead the side, with fellow international players Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Dowrich and Jomel Warrican, also picked for the final XI. “It is important for us to keep winning and keep our momentum up and we really want to go through at 100 per cent, and hopefully we can go through the tournament [with a] 100 per cent [record]. If we do that, we will come out with the trophy at the end.”last_img read more

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Nieto twins make triumphant return for ‘motivated’ Ateneo vs Adamson

first_imgCarpio 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stingy defense help Ravena, Ateneo get back at Adamson The two missed the Blue Eagles’ last four games due to a combination of injury and sickness but got back just in time to help the defending champions squash Adamson University, 62-48, in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Ynares Center.Ateneo only has two losses against 10 wins in the season and the first one was against the Soaring Falcons, who scored a 74-70 stunner in the opening weekend of Season 81.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 Chriss“It’s good to really be back especially against Adamson,” said Matt, who fractured his left pinky in the in the early part of the Blue Eagles’ 82-62 win over Far Eastern University. “I got injured, I got sick, and I really wanted to return in the game against Adamson.”Matt, who also had dengue on top of his fractured left pinky finger, said the loss to Adamson made a lasting mark on the team and it fueled them to take back what the Soaring Falcons took from them back in September. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Whether I’m a hundred percent or not, I really wanted to play against Adamson because they took something from us and that became our motivation, our inspiration to face them,” said Matt, who finished with five points in 13 minutes.As for Mike, who had three points in seven minutes, he’s aware that he and his twin brother are still not up to speed with their teammates but he looks forward to the one-week break between their games against Adamson and archrival De La Salle.Mike, who sprained his sprained his left foot in practice, said they used the days before their game against the Green Archers to get back to tiptop shape.“You can see that we don’t have the timing because it’s also been several weeks that we were not able to practice,” said Mike in Filipino. “We’ll get there, we just have to do some extra work and we have a whole week to prepare.”“My timetable and Matt’s are just right,” added Mike.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It took long enough but twins Matt and Mike Nieto were back in Ateneo’s lineup and the brothers’ choice of return also had a little bit of history behind it.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

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Man in court for assault

first_imga man was on Thursday granted bail after appearing before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.Mark Frank, 32, of Company Path, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 15, 2016 at Yarrow Dam, Ruimveldt, Georgetown he unlawfully and maliciously assaulted Jermaine Adolph so as to cause actual bodily harm.The prosecution’s facts stated that on the day in question, Adolph invited Frank to a party, but after the celebrations ended, Frank, who was intoxicated, refused to leave, as such Adolph pushed him out of his house.In the process a DVD player Frank was carrying, fell and broke. The next morning Frank returned to the home of Adolph and dealt him a stab to his left side neck.A scuffle ensued resulting in Frank stabbing Adolph again, this time to his left arm. Adolph’s brother who was at home intervened and rushed his brother to hospital.The matter was reported and Frank was arrested. He was granted $75,000 bail and will return to court on June 7, 2016.last_img read more

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Taylor Arms Supplier Wants US Court Review His Case

first_imgVictor Bout, a man at the center of illegal supply of arms to convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor, is to appeal a US court decision that sentenced him to 25 years for conspiring to kill Americans. Lawyers representing Victor Bout before Friday, will appeal the court’s refusal to review his case, RIA Novosti news agency (Moscow) reported on Monday citing Bout’s attorney Alexei Tarasov. Victor Bout is a Russian national, who is serving a 25-year sentence in Illinois for conspiring to kill Americans, but on Monday, November 2, a court officially refused to review his case despite the fact that U.N. sanctions were lifted from him. On September 2, the UN Security Council adjusted Liberia sanctions, by renewing an arms embargo on non-state actors for nine months, but excluding 21 individuals and 20 legal entities from the sanctions list. They include Victor Bout who is serving his prison term in the United States, his brother Sergei, his partner Richard Chichakli and former President of Liberia Charles Taylor. Tarasov said the decision to exclude Bout from the UN sanctions list could be used as newly discovered evidence in his client’s case. The attorney said that although Bout’s sentence was unrelated to the UN sanctions, the prosecution used the fact repeatedly during his trial “to convince the court that Victor Bout was a dangerous criminal.” UN Security Council resolution S/RES/2237 (2015), which was adopted on September 2, terminated the travel and financial measures set out in paragraph 4 of resolution 1521 (2003) and paragraph 1 of resolution 1532 (2004) but has renewed the arms embargo with regard to all non-governmental entities and individuals operating in Liberia until June 2, 2016. Victor Bout was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand in March, 2008, and taken to the United States. In November, 2011, he was convicted of conspiracy to murder US nationals, including military officers and employees, and of selling millions of dollars’ worth of weapons, including hundreds of portable surface-to-air missiles and over 20,000 AK-47s, to the Colombian rebel group FARC.Bout has consistently denied the charges. Russia attempted to have him extradited from the US under the 1983 Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, but without success.In June of this year, Bout filed a petition to have his case reviewed in light of newly discovered evidence, but lost the appeal.United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently refused to review Bout’s case. “Our petition was rejected while the fact that U.N. sanctions were lifted from Victor Bout was not acknowledged”, the lawyer 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

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Man Murders Partner by Setting Her Ablaze

first_imgA 36 year-old man identified as Cyrus K. Paye, reportedly set his partner, Etta Paye, on fire leading to her death in the Mount Barclay community, outside Monrovia, police reports revealed.According to the report, defendant Paye on December 29, 2017 poured gasoline on the victim and set her and their home ablaze.Paye, who was arrested in Ganta, Nimba County on January 1, 2018 while on his way to neighboring Guinea, has  been detained and charged with murder and arson.The police report said on December 28, 2017 at about 2 a.m., while Paye and the victim were in their bedroom, the suspect woke her up from sleep after he had poured the gasoline and lit a match, setting her on fire.He fled the room and made his way to the living room, the report said.“She came screaming from the bedroom into the living room with the fire blazing all over her body,” the police report stated.The suspect and Etta got intimate in 2013, according to police investigation. “Paye was married and decided to leave his matrimonial home at the Red Hill Field community, and move to a three bedroom house he and the victim had newly built at Mount Barclay New Town community,” police investigation revealed.Etta moved into her new ‘home’ with Paye along with her 14 year-old son and 15 year -old niece, the report indicated.For the past six months, the investigation revealed, the couple had been living together peacefully until recently some misunderstanding developed between them. The relationship got sour to the extent that the victim decided to quit. However, the fateful event occurred before the victim could sever the relationship. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Commissioner urges sanction for HR manager, DCEO for not cooperating

first_imgERC probe into GECOM’s hiring practice…suggests re-engagement of Vishnu Persaud to lend expertiseGECOM CommissionerSase GunrajGECOM’s Chairman, Retired Justice, James PattersonFormer DCEO Vishnu PersaudGuyana Elections Commissioner Sase Gunraj believes that penalties should be applied against GECOM employees, who disobeyed orders from the chairman to cooperate with the Ethnic Relations Commission during their investigation into hiring practices of the entity.Gunraj was at the time speaking at the conclusion of a statutory meeting on Tuesday. The ERC in its report had complained that the Human Resource Manager had stymied its investigation by not submitting documents.The commissioner revealed that when the matter came up for discussion, GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, claimed that at the time of the investigation he instructed his Human Resources manager to cooperate with the ERC.“I raised that issue as my primary concern arising out of that report and I was surprised to be informed by the Chairman that the statements contained in the report about his failure to provide information were inaccurate because he in fact had given instructions to staff members of the commission to provide those reports.”“I find that very disappointing to say the least… why would instructions from the Chairman, pursuant to an undertaking he gave to a constitutional body, be flagrantly disobeyed?” Gunraj questioned.According to Gunraj, a proposal was made at the statutory meeting to have the matter escalated to the administrative and finance subcommittee of GECOM, which would deal with Human Resource matters.“Another proposal is that we further discuss this matter at the commission level, first of all to ascertain the veracity of those positions contained in the ERC report. And thereafter, what steps are to be taken? I’m firm in my view that penalties should be attracted for failure to comply with those undertakings.”GECOM’s hiring practices were brought under the microscope after the opposition nominated Commissioners cited the ethnic composition of the secretariat’s workforce. The commissioners had alleged that a majority of the staff of the Commission were persons of one ethnicity.While the ERC found that a more qualified candidate for Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO), Vishnu Persaud, was passed over in favor of current DCEO Roxanne Myers, it was unable to conclude ethnic bias in the decision. However, the ERC had complained that documents it requested were not provided by staff like the Human Resource Manager.Re-engagementMeanwhile, Gunraj suggested that Persaud by virtue of his experience in elections could be re-engaged by GECOM to assist with election preparations. According to Gunraj, Persaud is likely to be an asset to the organization.“This has nothing to do with Mr. Persaud in person, but anyone who has had the benefit of the training and experiences of the nature that he has had, should be an asset to the commission and I believe that the commission should take into consideration how best it uses that expertise if it is made available to the commission.”In 2018, the Elections Commission was embroiled in controversy after it was alleged former acting Deputy Chief Elections Officer Vishnu Persaud was overlooked for the position because of his ethnicity despite him being the top ranked candidate.The Commission went ahead and hired the second-ranked candidate Roxanne Meyers, after GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson broke the deadlock and voted in favour of her.Since then, there have been allegations that candidates applying for posts at GECOM were being rejected and accepted based on their ethnicity and political alignment.After these claims were made, the ERC had met with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, where the matters were raised. The ERC also met with President David Granger at that time.last_img read more

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Senior Flyers pick up a player and win a pair this weekend

first_imgI feel like I am always starting the Flyers blog the same way. Sorry for not updating as often as I should. But with Light A Moose this past week I didn’t have a chance to get anything up before the Horse Lake game.  We don’t have another Flyers broadcast on the Moose until the new year. Keep checking the blog though and I will do my very best to get more posts up in the coming weeks. The Flyers were at home Saturday night against Spirit River and took that game two to nothing. I missed the game as I was in GP with the Huskies so I don’t have too many details. I will try to get something up early next week to let those of you who missed the game know what happened. center_img That is one beautiful rink. And the fans who showed up Friday night got to watch some pretty good hockey. The Cheifs have some depth issues to be sure and that was perhaps their undoing in the end but for 40 minutes they were able to keep the Flyers at bay. Horse Lake got one heck of a goaltending performance as well as Stephen was outstanding between the pipes. Fatigue though caught up to the home team and the Flyers took advantage. – Advertisement – Fort St John got excellent efforts out of Ian Munro and Mike Stutzel who teamed up for a couple goals. Stutzel joined the Flyers from Victoria after playing for Powell River in the Allan Cup in the spring. He had a cup of coffee in the NHL with the Coyotes and looks to be a strong player. He wanted to play for the Flyers as well. He contacted the club looking for a place to play some AAA hockey. It was my first chance to see Mitch Strang as well and I was pretty impressed with his hands. He set up a nice goal for Horst after showing good strength along the wall as well. And with no Troy Hunt I thought Bjorklund was solid in net. last_img read more

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DONEGAL CENTRE OFFERING ‘ANTI-VALENTINE’ WEEKEND!

first_imgWHILE most people are looking forward to a romantic Valentine’s weekend next week, one Donegal business is making sure singletons are looked after – on an Anti-Valentine break!The Donegal Adventure Centre will be offering a welcome alternative to the couples packages that tend to dominate this weekend.The centre is inviting all single people, with no ‘significant other’ to join them in Bundoran for a great weekend of fun, activity and craic with other singles. The fun begins next Friday evening for check-in and some friendly meet & greet with other arrivals, and on to The Chasin’ Bull pub for some anti-valentines craic, games and pints!On Saturday the day starts with a fun session of rope climbing – followed by an afternoon surfing!Said a spokesman: “It’s a world away from the Valentine’s theme.“The emphasis is on enjoying yourself with your friends, and other people who are not wrapped up in hearts and flowers for the weekend. “On Saturday night, we all meet up in the rock hostel for a glass of wine, and then move on to The Chasin Bull for some live music, more craic and somewhere safe from the dreaded Valentine couple.”And the cost of this weekend, including 2 nights B&B and two activities, all of the above: 99 euro per person sharing.There is limited availability of twin/double rooms, and then rooms are 4-6 bed sharing. Groups of singles welcome, and single individuals very welcome. Dorms offered will be female only and male only sharing. For further information click www.donegaladventurecentre.net or call 071 98 42418.DONEGAL CENTRE OFFERING ‘ANTI-VALENTINE’ WEEKEND! was last modified: February 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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VIDEO: Man City target Aubameyang practices slang ahead of rumoured England move

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been practising his English ahead of a rumoured move to the Premier League.However, the striker – who is already well versed in the language – was trying to learn slang words rather than normal speech!The Borussia Dortmund striker is held in extremely high regard, and it has been claimed Manchester City are in talks to bring the 26-year-old to the Premier League.And, he should now fit right in, learning phrases such as ‘you’re such a plonker!’ and ‘been on road with my bredren, init’.You can watch the ridiculous video above…last_img read more

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