Raiders’ focus not on new Eel Moses

first_imgAfter making the mid-season move to the Raiders last season, Paulo knows the feeling of having to adjust to new surroundings almost immediately but believes the pivot will have no trouble.Moses has already taken on the Raiders once this season for the Wests Tigers, with the Ryde junior well contained in Canberra’s 46-6 win back in Round 3.”It was the same group of boys that they had there, a real tight-knit group, and I’m sure he’ll slot in straight away,” Paulo said of Moses.Paulo has been in barnstorming form for Canberra despite the Raiders’ woes in recent weeks, averaging over 146 metres a game in 2017 – although two errors against the Knights let the hard-running forward down on the weekend.The 23-year-old said the Green Machine were desperate to avoid a fourth straight loss for the first time in almost two seasons and added he would not only run at the Eels’ newest recruit but whoever stood in front of him.”If I can get the ball on the edge somewhere, I’m sure I’ll be running at him (Moses) but, if I get the ball, I’m just trying to run over whoever is in front of me,” he said.”We’re in survival mode now.”You’ve got to be desperate for a win, especially come this weekend against Parramatta.”Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson insists the side will focus on themselves rather than Moses but said the timing of the 22-year-old’s inclusion couldn’t have worked out better for the blue and gold.With Eels halfback Corey Norman facing a stint on the sidelines with a medial ligament knee injury, Moses will link with Clint Gutherson in the halves.”It’s obviously come at a good time with Norman being out this week, so it’s a good addition for them but nothing changes for us,” Hodgson said. “I think they’ll probably look for him to give them a bit of direction, especially with Corey being out they’ll really need someone there just to steer their big men around the field, kick well and finish in good areas.”I think that’s probably what they’ll be looking to for him to bring to the team, but we’re not really worried about that.”He’s obviously a very skilful player and a good addition for Parramatta.”But we’ll just concentrate on ourselves and try and fix up a few areas that we’ve spoken about.”The game will mark Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker’s 200th in the Telstra Premiership game after making his debut back in 2009.The inspirational leader has played more than 20 games in all eight seasons of his career so far and has scored 102 tries.Croker has scored six tries from his last seven appearances against the Eels and six tries from his last seven appearances at ANZ Stadium.last_img read more

#glnrChamps: Edwin Allen’s Davis makes up for 100m disappointment with 200m record

first_imgEdwin Allen dynamo Kevona Davis erased Anneisha McLaughlin’s 16-year Class Two Girls 200m record, stopping the clock at 23.07 seconds at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. Davis, who was ejected from the 100m final on Friday after a false start ruling, made up for that disappointment with a dominating performance, which left silver medal winner Joanne Reid (St Jago) and Gabrielle Matthews (Hydel) without an answer. McLaughlin clocked 23.11 while representing Holmwood Technical in 2001.last_img

Azkals Eye 1st Asian Cup stint

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Antonio shares Italy lead; Torre rises Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ A victory against Nepal will guarantee progress to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, a first for the country.“I think this is as good as any chance for us to qualify so I’m not even thinking about the possibility of us not qualifying,” said Younghusband, who has four goals so far in the qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSitting on top of Group F with eight points, the Azkals still have one more game against Tajikistan at home.“This is perhaps one of the most important matches in our history,” said team manager Dan Palami. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson ‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze PLAY LIST 02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Having enjoyed his first trip to Nepal five years ago when the Philippines reached the AFC Challenge Cup semifinals for the first time, Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband is hoping to achieve a bigger, more important goal this time.When Younghusband leads the Azkals out at ANFA Stadium against the host country in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the team will be carrying the dreams of a nation that has so long been aching to play with the elite.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Westbrook’s 20th triple-double leads Thunder past Kings

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Thunder: Play at Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Paul George and Carmelo Anthony each scored 21 points for the Thunder, who moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings.Thunder center Steven Adams left the game in the third quarter with a left hip contusion and did not return. Just two days earlier against San Antonio, he hurt his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Garrett Temple and Justin Jackson each added 15 for the Kings.Oklahoma City led 46-40 at halftime. George had 14 points and Anthony 13 for the Thunder. Temple’s tip-in in the closing seconds of the third quarter gave Sacramento a 79-78 lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks over Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 17 points and notched his 20th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 106-101 on Monday night.Westbrook had 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the 99th triple-double of his career.ADVERTISEMENT Harden helps Rockets to easy win over Spurs LATEST STORIES The Thunder led 88-85 in the fourth quarter when Westbrook checked back in after a brief rest. He got his 10th assist on a pass to Jerami Grant for a layup and his 10th rebound with just over 3 minutes to play. Westbrook’s lob to Grant for a dunk put the Thunder up 102-92 with just under 3 minutes to play.Sacramento cut its deficit to 104-101 on a pair of free throws by Bogdanovic with 23 seconds left, but Brewer made two free throws with 17 seconds left to put it out of reach.TIP-INSKings: Former Oklahoma star Buddy Hield came off the bench and scored three points in 15 minutes. … The start of the second half was delayed because a wire was hanging down behind one of the backboards and needed to be taped.Thunder: G Terrance Ferguson returned after missing Saturday’s game against San Antonio while in concussion protocol. He played 11 minutes and scored three points. … Anthony made three 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the game. … Oklahoma City improved to 7-3 since the All-Star break.UP NEXTKings: Host Miami Heat on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

Competing in the Race of Life (Part III): Perseverance

first_imgIn this third article of the series on Life as a race and how we are all competing in it the concentration is on the perseverance required for successfully participating in it. Perseverance or endurance is a necessity for accomplishing most important tasks and for succeeding in life in general. It is therefore crucial that every person develops and maintains the capacity to persevere under various circumstances and situations of life. How? We examine in brief below. The second article of the series on the key requirements for competing and winning in the race of life observed the following points:The number one requirement for success and fulfillment in any endeavor of life is faith coupled with commitment. Faith is confidence and hope that something will be done in spite of outward contrary signs. John Macquarie argues that we all exercise faith of some sort in all sorts of ways. The scientist has faith in his scientific work. The humanist has faith in himself. When you sign a contract, deposit money with a bank, marry or board a plane or ride a car you are certainly acting in faith. The Bible defines faith as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (RSV). Faith then is the confident inner assurance that what one desires or is working towards will be accomplished. This confidence can be placed in oneself (one’s intelligence, knowledge, experience, connections, and possessions), family, an ideology, an institution, or in another person.From the Christian perspective faith is in God Almighty who is the greatest and excellent of all beings. He has perfectly manifested himself in Jesus Christ who alone brings God down to our human level, within the reach of every person. But trust in God must issue into commitment and practical actions and deeds. Faith energizes and empowers for true work or service. Christian faith is cooperation with God. This means living and working hard in dependence upon God.Commitment takes the form of discipline to think and do what is required. In the case of the ancient Greek Olympics the main requirements were that one had to train for ten unbroken years and resolve not to resort to tricks as means of winning. Running in the race of life requires integrity (being honest and possessing strong moral principles at all times, wholeness, steadfastness in adhering to high principles or professional standards). Competing in the race of life with the view of winning requires faith, hard work, honesty, and doing whatever it takes (within moral conscience) to achieve and fulfill what God desires.The requirements of faith, commitment, hard work, and integrity must be undergirded by the virtue of perseverance or endurance. What then is perseverance or endurance? The Encarta Dictionaries define perseverance as “steadfast and continued action or belief, usually over a long period and especially despite difficulties or setbacks”. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines perseverance like this: “the quality of continuing to try to achieve a particular aim despite difficulties”. In other words perseverance is the ability to hold on, keep on trying until success is won or the end of something. It is the quality not to give up against the odds and seeming setbacks.The writer of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament encourages Christians thus: “Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (12:1-2). Serious training for any race is significant but is useless without endurance before difficulties. It is very easy to start many things in life but quite difficult to see them to the end. Staying power is required, and is what many lack and only a few possess. It is one thing to start and quite another to finish or persevere to the end. Often in life the difference between those who succeed and those who fail is perseverance; those who have it and those who lack it.Every human being will meet up with challenges and difficulties in spite of good intentions and earnest and honest efforts. There are enemies of progress within and without, far and near. There is always someone somewhere who does not want us to succeed in anything. The answer is to endure and persist until goals and objectives are achieved. To run and win in the race of life is to have plenty of perseverance or tenacity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Huskies struggle to get anything going in loss to Navigators

first_imgAssistant Coach Todd Alexander gave credit to the Navigators for a solid game but was also not happy with the effort put out by the Huskies.“Hats off to them, they played a solid game tonight. Their systems were awesome; their structure was really good. I think that was probably a good look at one of their best games that they’ve played as a group this year,” he explains, “I don’t know so much if it was just them taking the things away from us that we were struggling with tonight or if it was to do with our effort and our structure and our game that we were playing tonight. It was not our best effort by far.”One of the bright spots in the sloppy loss was the play of goaltender Daimon Derouin. Alexander says the effort put forth by him may have been the best effort between the pipes all season.- Advertisement -“That’s probably our best goaltending performance so far this season and we wasted a good one. He held us in there; he made some really big saves,” he says. “They had lots of scoring opportunities right on top of him in the slot, and I think that his game was solid tonight. We had one player for sure that played excellent tonight.”Scoring for the Huskies was Daylen Pearson and Owen Barker got the assist.Daimon Derouin turned aside 33 of 35 shots. The third goal was scored into an empty net.Advertisement Next for the Huskies is a trip out to Fairview to battle the Flyers on December 6. The game can be heard on Moose FM with the pregame show starting at 8:15, and the opening faceoff to follow at 8:30.. The next home game comes the following day against the Slave Lake Wolves at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Governor appointee arrested in fatal crash

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – A Republican activist and appointee of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after a gruesome crash that killed three adults and a toddler. Robert Vellanoweth, 63, of Sacramento, was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. Vellanoweth is a former activist with the Republican National Hispanic Assembly who also was listed as vice chairman of Latinos for Arnold-Northern California during the 2003 recall election. Schwarzenegger appointed him last November to the state Board of Optometry. The Governor’s Office said Tuesday that he would be removed immediately from that post. Police say Vellanoweth was driving a 2005 Jeep Cherokee that slammed into a 1984 Chrysler LeBaron carrying five people Monday afternoon. Brittanya Metchelle Nash, 17, her sister, Brizchelle Ta’Corra Rice, 21, and Rice’s 19-month-old daughter, Kamall Dino Savant Osby, died in the crash, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday. Also killed was Shanice Patrice Carter, 18. A fifth occupant of the car, a 16-year-old girl, was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries. The Jeep Cherokee crossed into oncoming traffic and hit the Chrysler head-on during a rainstorm about 4 p.m. Monday, police Sgt. Matt Young said. last_img read more

Reporting Pasadena news from India

first_imgIt could be a shaky business proposition as well, said Uday Karmarkar, a UCLA professor of technology and strategy who himself sends copy editing and graphics work to Indian firms. If the goal is nuanced reporting, he said, Macpherson could spend more time editing than the labor discount is worth. Macpherson posted the help wanted ad Monday on the Indian edition of Within days, he said, he’d hired two qualified Indian reporters, one a graduate from the University of California at Berkeley’s journalism school. They’ll broaden content from local news releases and event listings to analyses of local issues, perhaps eventually to investigative reports. Projected annual cost: $20,800 between the pair. Not bad wages for an Indian journalist and a bargain by U.S. salary standards, especially if each produces the expected 15 weekly articles. While remote-control reporting has plenty of skeptics, it doesn’t seem to bother Pasadena officials. Context always matters, said city spokeswoman Ann Erdman, but coverage from afar shouldn’t pose problems if articles are well edited.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! James Macpherson acknowledges the irony of covering this city just east of Los Angeles from India, but says it makes business sense. “I think it could be a significant way to increase the quality of journalism on the local level without the expense that is a major problem for local publications,” Macpherson said. “Whether you’re at a desk in Pasadena or a desk in Mumbai, you’re still just a phone call or e-mail away from the interview.” The first articles, some of which will carry bylines, are slated to appear today. While Macpherson is optimistic, his plan has doubters. “Nobody in their right mind would trust the reporting of people who not only don’t know the institutions but aren’t even there to witness the events and nuances,” said Bryce Nelson, a University of Southern California journalism professor and Pasadena resident. “This is a truly sad picture of what American journalism could become.” PASADENA – The job posting was a head-scratcher: “We seek a newspaper journalist based in India to report on the city government and political scene of Pasadena, California, USA.” A reporter half a world away covering local streetlight contracts and sewer repairs? A reporter who’s never gotten closer to Pasadena than the telecast of the Rose Parade? Outsourcing first claimed manufacturing jobs, then hit services from airline reservations to tax preparation. Now comes the next frontier: A cost-saving gamble to separate work built on shaking hands, walking the streets and knowing local subtleties – on being there – from the place where it all happens. With video of weekly City Council meetings streaming online, why not, says the editor-publisher of the two-year-old Web site last_img read more


first_imgDunkineely Community Alert Dunkineely Community Alert held a meeting at the DCL offices on Wednesday evening (09.12.15); the meeting was chaired by former Councillor John Boyle and there were there were 22 people in attendance including Councillor Niamh Kennedy and Garda Niall Burke. It was resolved to set up a Text Alert System, and that Mrs Vera McCafferty would be the coordinator. Once the necessary ground work has been carried out, notices will appear in the press, and on facebook, etc, to inform you as to how you can get involved in this very worthwhile project, and help to make our community a safer place for all concerned.It is proposed that the Text Alert system will be set up according to Muintir Na Tíre guidelines; for more information, check out their website.Carol Service with the Methodists There will be a Carol Service at 10:30am on Sunday 20th December in the Methodist Church, Dunkineely; all are welcome. And the previous evening, Saturday 19th December, there will be Carol Singing around the around the town of Dunkineely. Carol Service with the Church of IrelandThere will be a Carol Service at St Peter’s Church, Killaghtee at 7pm, Sunday 20th December, followed by tea. All are welcome. South Donegal Branch of the Irish Pony ClubThe current programme of both riding and stable management at MW Stables, Doorin Line, Mountcharles is continuing on Saturday afternoons.  If you are interested in becoming a member or just taking a look at what the Pony Club does and meet other pony club members, ring Marie Hainsworth 086 2313964.St Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop Christmas SaleThis year’s sale has started in the SVP Shop on Water Street, Donegal Town. Opening times are Thursday and Friday 10 am – 2pm; Monday 6pm – 8pm; Wednesday 10am – 12 noon. Bargains galore! St. Vincent de Paul greatly appreciates, and would like to thank, all those who continue to support the work of the Society by donating to, and shopping at, the Thrift Shop. Wishing you all a very Peaceful and Happy Christmas. Youth Events in Methodist Hall DunkineelyAnchor Boys Fri nights 6:45 – 8:00pm (4 – 8yr olds)Boys Brigade Fri nights 8:00 – 9:30pm Badminton Mondays nights3rd – 5th Class 6:30 – 7:306th Class – teens 7:30 – 8:30Adults 8:30 – till finish Naomh UltanThe Club Dinner Dance takes place on 2nd January 2016 in the Abbey Hotel. Tickets for the dance will be on sale in the clubhouse on Friday 18th December at 8:30pm; there will be no tickets available on the night of the dance.Scór Sinsear will be in Drimarone in the New Year. The club is looking for people to represent the parish in solo singing, recitations, a ballad group, music, set dancing and quiz teams.There was no winner of the Royal Flush Jackpot.  Numbers drawn were: 5, 10, 12 and 13. Consolation prizes went to: Peter Duffy, Cashelfean; Conal McGinley, Calhame and Tony Diver, Dunkineely. The Jackpot next week will be €960. Thank you for your support.Club 25 Card Drive continues every Wednesday in Mary Murrins, 9:00pm.Well done to Daniel Gallagher on making the DCU Fresher’s Football Team… no bother to Daniel!Bluestack RamblersOn 27th December 2015, there will be a walk to Barnesmore Mast. This moderate walks will take 3 hour and will be led by Paddy Meehan. For more information ring 086 6014386. Meeting  at the Tourist Office Donegal Town 10.00 a.m.On 31st December 2015, there will be a walk from Drimarone to Glenties. This strenuous walk will take approximately 6 hours and will be led by Michael & Agatha Mc Garrigle. For more information phone 086 8627605. Meeting at O’Neill’s Pub, Drimarone 10.00 a.m. Dance ClassesLearn to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Two-hand Dances.Bayview Hotel, Killybegs on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pmAll are welcome to these evenings of Fun and Exercise. Only €8. O’Donnell School of MusicMusic Lessons will be held at the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information contact 087 9644019.The Way of the HeartA group of us are going to study together ‘The Way of the Heart’ during 2016, and we invite you to join us.  Our introduction night is Thurs 3rd Dec at 7.30pm-9,30pm, in Dunkineely, Co. Donegal. Ring Janet on 087 6123214 for more information.  This may also appeal to ‘A Course In Miracles’ students.DCL Winter Program of CoursesWe have several courses running at the moment and we are taking names for others. For enquiries, please call to the DCL office, phone us on 0749737678 (9:30-12:30) or email us on from Emotional DistressGROW – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome. Dunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. feel free to pop into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour),  print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.LibraryOne of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to teach him of her to read; it is something that will help them throughout their lives, and will bring them a lot of pleasure. It is sad to see so many libraries closing, through lack of funding, but we are happy to report that Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Thrillers, Health to Hobbies, etc. etc.  Borrowing costs 20c per book.DUNKINEELY SET-UP NEW COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT SYSTEM was last modified: December 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CommunityDunkineelyNoticeslast_img read more