Sharks v Roosters: Schick Preview

first_imgRiding a 15-game winning streak, the men from the Shire looked unbeatable a month ago. Now they would give anything for two competition points. Their quest for the minor premiership appears over, with Cronulla now duking it out with the Raiders to clinch a top-two finish and home ground advantage for the finals series. Having gone down to the 2010 and 2014 premiers in the past fortnight, the Sharks will try to get their season back on track against the 2013 grand final winners who just so happen to be one of the form sides of the competition. It’s been a season to forget for the Roosters, but their late-season revival has given fans plenty of reason to believe for 2017. The Tricolours dismantled the defending premiers two weeks ago and were even better on Sunday as they trounced the Dragons 42-6 to end their season.  They’ve named the same 17 that took care of the Red V, but it’s a different story for the Sharks who are set to welcome back some much-needed cavalry. Paul Gallen (calf) has been named to return at lock, Chris Heighington shifts back to the bench in place of Kurt Capewell while Sosaia Feki (groin) also returns on the wing in place of Gerard Beale.Watch out Sharks: In the five games since he moved to fullback, Blake Ferguson has scored four tries, produced five try assists, averaged 180 metres per game, and broken 30 tackles for the Tricolours. He was simply unstoppable against the Dragons on Sunday in a game that saw him score two tries, set one up, run for 207 metres and break 11 tackles. He also has a great strike rate against the Sharks, with six tries from seven matches against his former club. Watch out Roosters: While their defence has improved drastically in recent weeks, the Roosters remain susceptible to allowing soft tries close to their own line. The Tricolours have conceded 88 tries this year with a whopping 45 of them coming from 0-10 metres out. That also happens to be Cronulla’s most profitable place to attack from, with the Sharks scoring 40 of their 92 tries from close range. Key match-up: Andrew Fifita v Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. If Sydney’s horrible weather continues this weekend then the battle of the big men up front will be telling. Andrew Fifita has been one of the premier props in 2016, and stepped up in Gallen’s absence last week with 239 running metres and 35 tackles (zero misses). He has made 3,372 metres already this year (fifth in the NRL) has produced 53 offloads (third) and has 95 tackle busts (eighth). It’s been a different story for Jared Waerea-Hargreaves who has been on the comeback trail following a serious knee injury in 2015. But with the lure of a Four Nations jersey at the end of the year, he has returned to career-best form in recent weeks. His opening stint against the Dragons was nothing short of immense, with the Roosters enforcer making 134 metres in the opening 30 minutes.The history: Played 90; Sharks 32; Roosters 56, Drawn 2. The Roosters have an outstanding overall record against the men from the Shire, but it’s been all Cronulla lately with the Sharks winning the past four encounters.What are the odds: The Roosters have been the big firmers with Sportsbet and slightly more money has gone on the outsiders. Roosters 1-12 is the best backed winning margin and they’ve been extremely popular in handicap betting where they’re receiving the points start.Latest odds at Match officials: Referee: Matt Cecchin. Assistant referee: David Munro. Sideline officials: Nick Beashel and Jason Walsh. Review officials: Jason Robinson, Bryan Norrie. Senior RO: Luke Patten.   Televised: Fox Sports 1 – Live coverage from 7:30pm.The way we see it: If tipping was purely based on ladder positions then the Sharks would win this by 50. But it’s not, and the fact of the matter is the Roosters are simply not in the same league as most 14th-placed sides. Can James Maloney get one over his former side, or will great mate Mitchell Pearce continue his freakish form? Roosters by 6.last_img read more

Executive Order #65 Hearing Uncertain

first_imgThe possibility of the Supreme Court deciding whether or not to allow the enforcement of Executive Order #65 before the holding of the December 16 special senatorial election is still in doubt.The uncertainty is due to the delay on the part of government’s lawyers to submit their response pleading against the “unconstitutionality” lawsuit filed before the Supreme Court against President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s executive order by her son Robert, one of the senatorial candidates for Montserrado County.But, Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks, who is the current Justice in Chambers and the person who imposed a stay order on the elections, says “everything is on course.”Justice Banks did not indicate when the full bench will hear the matter, stating, “government’s lawyers are yet to file their responsive pleading, but I am told that they would do so today.“If they don’t file their response, we can’t set any hearing date, and the justices will not be able to hear the matter very soon,” said Justice Banks, adding, “I can’t send the case to the full bench for oral arguments if we don’t have the responses.”“Then how would the Liberian people expect us to come down with a ruling outside of the legal document?” Justice Banks asked.In their responsive pleading  government is expected to argue either that the factual allegation made in the complaint, even if true, does not set forth a cognizable legal claim, or that the complaint is factually insufficient in that, for example, it fails to allege facts that are sufficient to state a plausible claim for relief.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man Entertains Crowd Eating Broken Bottle

first_imgA crowd of onlookers were thrilled by a young man who told them he could chew broken bottles and eat a bowl of sand for dinner.The corner of Benson and MacDonald Street late yesterday afternoon was besieged with the man who told onlookers that like all people elsewhere he has talent that deserved to be promoted.Appealing for a set amount, the man, shirtless, to the surprise of onlookers, placed an empty bottle in a cloth and knocked it on a hard surface till it was broken into pieces.On a cue, a young man handed him a bag of water and the performer poured the water on the broken bottles to wash them before the actual chewing would begin.“You cannot eat dirty food,” he remarked. Those bystanders who were not strong at heart stood afar, and might have run if what was about to happen changed course.Suddenly, the young man, hair shooting this way and that way, grabbed a bunch of the broken bottles with his bare hand and forced them into his mouth at intervals. People watching the scene held their breath.And he began to chew.“What kind of sport is this?” an onlooker said.The performer kept at his job oblivious of the danger that many onlookers had in mind.He later told his audience that there are talented people in Liberia that only needed material promotion.The show went on for a considerable period of time as many looked on with amazement at a man who seemed to enjoy doing what normally no one in his right man would venture to do.The performer concluded his show by washing down the broken bottles he had swallowed.Later, he began to vomit everything down, unharmed.But for those who thronged at the free-show, the demonstration gave them much to think of, for the entire evening, as they argued about the story of a man who can eat and vomit broken bottles.“That guy has talent,” a man said as he walked away, satisfied of the free-show.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fight to save sugar industry – Jagdeo urges Guyanese

first_imgAlthough Government has announced plans to close the sugar industry, former President and current General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Bharrat Jagdeo has called on all Guyanese and people living in the sugar belt to continue to fight to save the industry.Jagdeo made this plea while addressing residents of Enmore, on the East Coast Demerara, during a public meeting held on Wednesday to mark Enmore Martyrs Day, which will be celebrated on Friday.The former Head of State slammed the Government for the unconscionable decision, stating that it has the potential to create great difficulty for many citizens across the country.“We’ve been growing sugar in Guyana for 300 years and in two years of this Government, not even under (Forbes) Burnham, they have decided to dismantle sugar,” he told the large gathering.According to him, the decision to shut down the industry was made way before the coalition Government sought to have consultation with the relative stakeholders, including the Opposition.He read a letter that he received from the Government on November 16, 2016, which outlined that authorisation was given to discuss any possible sale of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) in part or in its entirety.“So, when they started this perfunctory, this show of consultation that they were listening to GAWU and us (opposition) and they wanted to engage us on a way forward, they had already made the decision to sell the entire industry and this exposes the duplicity of this Government,” he remarked. The former President told the large gathering that the David Granger-led Administration cannot be trusted as they have never negotiated in good faith, explaining that in spite of the promises made to the electorate during the last election, they are determined to dismantle the sugar industry regardless of its consequences.He said, “Today we see an expression of their callous behaviour by their refusal to say what they will do with the 10,000 workers and their families when they lose their jobs,” he added.Jagdeo said the closure of the industry, however, has the potential to affect close to 50,000 people, which in his view is a “political, discriminatory decision on the part of the Government.Jagdeo reiterated that the sugar industry could be sustained and can become viable if more attention is placed on fixing the current problems that exists. He recalled that between 1976 and 1996, sugar made a huge contribution to the Treasury and paid for the sugar levy.“At one time, one fifth of total Government revenues came from the sugar industry. We carried Guyana for a long period and even after that, when the sugar levy was ended in 1996 we then got GuySuCo to continue to make a positive contribution to the industry,” he noted.The PPP/C General Secretary also pointed out that it was only when there was a cut in the European Union (EU) prices for sugar, it led to the industry loosing $8 billion per annum in revenue. It was at that point that Government had to start looking to begin pumping revenue in the industry.However, the EU had given Guyana over €100 million as part of the transitional arrangement, which according to Jagdeo, was more than the cost of Skeldon Sugar factory. “And so today it is not true that sugar cannot be restored in the future. It’s not true that sugar cannot be profitable. If we work real hard and we look at the multidimensional contributions of sugar to the economy we will through an economic analysis that sugar makes a bigger contribution to Guyana than the subsidy it gets in this difficult period,” he asserted.Contrary to what is being done with the sugar industry, Jagdeo said the PPP/C Government ensured that when the bauxite industry needed help, they pumped money into that industry to keep it alive.Jagdeo said this was mainly because the Government was compassionate and caring and did not want to affect the lives of those who were directly dependent on the industry for their livelihoods.“We were concerned about Kwakwani, Ituni and Linden and the residents there, and about how they will keep their families going and we made sure that we worked with those communities and the industry to keep bauxite alive in those places.However, he argued that this Government, because it views everything through a political, racial discriminatory lens, it will shoot the country’s prospects of improving lives just to satisfy a political agenda.last_img read more

Gay civil ‘partnerships’ now legal in Oregon

first_imgSALEM, Ore. – Oregon on Wednesday joined a growing list of states prepared to offer gay couples at least some of the benefits of marriage. Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed legislation creating “domestic partnerships” for gays and lesbians in the state starting Jan. 1. He also signed a bill that outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation, effective the same date. The measures had been attempted before but were always blocked by the Legislature until this year. Opponents of the two bills said they planned to launch a signature-gathering campaign next week to try to refer both measures to the November 2008 ballot. The domestic partnership law will enable same-sex couples to enter into contractual relationships that carry many of the benefits offered to married couples. The other law will ban discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people in employment, housing and access to public accommodations. So far, only Massachusetts allows gay couples to marry. Vermont, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Maine and Washington have laws allowing civil unions or domestic partnerships. Hawaii extends certain spousal rights to same-sex couples and cohabiting heterosexual pairs. The New Hampshire Legislature recently approved a civil unions measure that Gov. John Lynch has said he’ll sign. 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


first_imgHOUSES in Donegal are set to be offered for sale at an astonishing €21,000 at a property auction.Five homes in Beechwood Park in Convoy will be the cheapest homes going under the hammer at the auction at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin on November 30th.It’s the latest Allsop Space auction of homes. The cheapest home – at 53 Beechwood Park – is being sold on behalf of the receivers Kavanagh Fennell for €21k!It is a three-bedroom semi-detached house.Other houses on the development are being offered for between €26,000 and €32,000 – some have four bedrooms and already have tenants.A house at No5 Glenlee Court on the Kirkstown Road in Letterkenny has a reserve price of just €55,000. It is detached and has four bedrooms. A hair salon and office on Main Street in Carrigart will also be included in the auction, with a reserve price of €35,000.There are unconfirmed reports that protestors plan to picket the auction in protest at the banks.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSHOCK AS CONVOY HOUSES GO UNDER HAMMER – FOR JUST €21K EACH was last modified: November 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:000ALLSOP SPACEauctionDONEGAL PROPERTY FOR SALE FOR €21dublinlast_img read more

Details of Garcia’s capture told

first_img But a combination of good fortune and good police work on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border led to the arrest of 29-year-old Armando Garcia, officials said Friday. At a morning news conference at Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley’s office, new details emerged about the arrest of Garcia, whose real name is Jorge Arroyo Garcia. The international manhunt ended about 12:30 p.m. Thursday in a suburban neighborhood in Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico when Garcia went from his uncle’s house straight into the waiting arms of agents from the Agencia Federal de Investigaciones (AFI). “They’ve been there for a week and lo and behold, he walked out,” said John Clark, chief inspector with the U.S. Marshals Service Los Angeles Regional Fugitive Task Force. “He was totally taken by surprise. He had no idea the surveillance team was there. He wasn’t armed.” Garcia is being held in federal prison in Mexico City pending court hearings on extradition to Los Angeles. Inspector Andres Jimenez of the Marshals Service Los Angeles Regional Fugitive Task Force said they got a lead that the uncle, Honorio Arroyo Rubio, was in communication with Garcia. A surveillance team made up of AFI agents from Mexico City went to Tonala and watched the house for several days, without knowing if Garcia was there. The agents were acting on information provided by the Fugitive Task Force, the Marshals Service’s Mexico City field office, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office. March’s family expressed thanks to all those involved in the arrest, as well as the media. “It’s a pretty emotional day,” said March’s widow, Teri. “I probably spent four years imagining what this day would be.” Cooley said he will seek life in prison without the possibility of parole for Garcia. Staff Writer Christina Esparza contributed to this story. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 Photo Gallery02/24: Jorge Arroyo Garcia Captured AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – For nearly four years, the man wanted for fatally shooting Temple Station sheriff’s Deputy David March at a routine traffic stop in Irwindale eluded capture. For More Infolast_img read more

Man asks Judge not to take his last €100 he needs for smokes in prison

first_imgA man pleaded with a Judge not to take his last €100 as he needed it to get cigarettes with when he went to prison.Michael McDonagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal on two outstanding bench warrants. When asked by Judge Deirdre Gearty why he did not appear on two previous occasions, McDonagh said he was in prison in France.McDonagh, of the Big Isle, Letterkenny, promised Judge Gearty that he would be back to answer two cases of public order offences committed on October 19th and December 16th last.Judge Gearaty asked McDonagh, 28, if he had cash in court and he said he had but not very much.She ordered his release on the provision that he provide his own bond of €100.However, McDonagh objected saying he had another court case in Mayo shortly and that he needed the cash to buy cigarettes when he was sent to jail arising from that case.Judge Gearty then told McDonagh “I’m taking one hundred off you today.”However, McDonagh replied “I’m not meaning to be rude but I need the money for smokes… I’m not meaning to be rude but this is not murder charges, it’s only public order.”Judge Gearty reiterated that she needed assurances that McDonagh would return to court to answer his charges.She ordered that he surrender his passport and pay his own personal cash bond of €50 before adjourning the case until August 23rd.Man asks Judge not to take his last €100 he needs for smokes in prison was last modified: August 18th, 2017 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:courtfranceGardaiJUDGEMICHAEL MCDONAGHPUBLIC ORDERsmokeslast_img read more


first_imgAnnual BBQ and Fundraising Draw: Buncrana GAA Club hosted their Annual BBQ on Sat 18th at the Scarvey, a great nights craic was had by all. A Charity Fundraiser on the night saw Owen Roe lose his 40 year old moustache. This raised a brilliant €500 from those present on the night for the Good and New Galway Bus for Cancer patients. Other heroes of the night were Oisin Doherty(X) and Gary Duffy who broke the pain barrier and got their legs (& thighs!) waxed for Chairty.They’ll never say anything to the ladies about the beauticians again. Thanks to Della Kelly from Mary Kay who facilitated the waxing. Not to be outdone, our Chairman Paul McGonigle also got in on the act and sported a very fetching green and yellow hairdo for the night. Well done & thanks to all involved.A fundraising draw also took place & many thanks to everyone who bought & sold lines. A huge thanks to John Barr Fashions & Christy Doherty Shoe & Sports who sponsored the Jersey’s, to the Ladies Senior team who contributed to the hamper & to Frank Roe who sponsored the Hurleys. Winners were:No. 1 Anne Hegarty, Inch IslandNo. 2 Francie Gallen, Letterkenny No. 3 Kyle Boyle, The Meadows, BuncranaNo. 4 Roisin The PoetNo. 5 Trina Mhic Domhnaill, Mulberry Ave, BuncranaQuiz: The All County Quiz will take place in the Scarvey at 8.30pm on Friday 24th August. The winning team will then take part in the Final in the Abbey Hotel on Thursday 20th September. All proceed are going to the County Development squad. Huge numbers of local supporters are travelling to Croke Park to supports the lads, this is another great way to support the team and have a great nights craic!Ladies Senior Football: The Buncrana ladies lost out to an experienced Milford side in the Championship at the weekend. The ladies shouldn’t be too disheartened as they have made huge strides this season and will continue to improve. Training continues on Wednesday evening.U21 Football: The Under 21 Championship quarter final will take place this Tuesday evening at 7.15pm. The Buncrana lads will be facing Red Hughs of Killygordan and all support will be greatly appreciated as they aim to reach the semi-final.Senior Football: It was a disappointing weekend for our Senior Footballers, who were beaten by Aodh Ruadh on Saturday evening in Ballyshannon. The home side started brightly and in truth dominated possession throughout the first half, resulting in a half time lead of six points. Buncrana failed to get going in the second half and will be disappointed to have missed the opportunity of progressing further up the league. U8 Football: U8 Football Training has now finished for the season and the management team would like to thank all we participated in a busy year for both training and blitz’s. Thanks to all parent who helped throughout the year. A note will be sent out when the training is to re-start.Buncrana GAA Summer Camp/Fundays for Boys and Girls aged 6/7 years: Monday 13th to Wednesday the 15th August from 11.00am until 2.00pm. Everyone welcome! Entry is free. Parents and Guardians are welcome to help if they want, even for an hour. Please bring waterproof clothing, packed lunch and water. Names to be in for Saturday 11th August please, contact Declan Doherty on 0870916662.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at the Scarvey between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. Please could all children be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome. Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. New and returning players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Lotto: The winning numbers in the €3,000 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 14th August in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows:4-5-15-27.There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Eunan McLaughlin, Main StreetPaula Fletcher, 1 Oakfield CourtPeter Doherty, BurnfootAgnes McLaughlin, 72 Cockhill ParkJames Donaghy, 8 RiverviewCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on orín DohertyPRO CLG Bun NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 20th, 2012 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more


first_imgThank you to all who attended our reconvened AGM. The following officers elected: Chairperson – Declan Gallagher, Vice Chairperson – Sean McGinley, Secretary – Fiona McGinley, Asst Secretary – John Carr, Treasurer – Louise BoylePRO – James Byrne, Field Chairperson – Seamus Cunningham , Minor Board – Paul McCloskey, Ladies Chairperson – Annemarie Campbell, Registrar – Denise McSweeney, Children’s Officer – Patricia McDevitt, Senior Manager – Martin McHugh, U21 Manager – John McNulty, Coaching Officer – Kevin Lyons, Executive Member – Trevor McBreartyTen Week Development Draw Week Eight Winners: €1,000 Declan Conroy, Rolagh, Kilcar €500 John Curran, Bogagh, Kilcar €300 Bridie Molloy, Stragar, Killybegs €200 John McConnell, Ardara, Nula O’Byrne, Doonin, Kilcar and Eileen and Carmel Kelly, Carrick.Club AppWe are up to 196 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,400 this week’s numbers were:  1, 18, 19 and 27 winners were: €50 Brid Ní Bhaoill (Biofán, Glencolmcille) €30 Margaret Byrne (Straleel) and €20 Michael McGillacuddy, (Leitir).  Lotto Plus numbers 2, 3, 8 and 23 there was no winner.  Bingo Jackpot now €6,050!There was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €6,050 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €150 Marie Gillespie, €110 John Cunningham, Brid Byrne, €70 Roise Carr, Anna Byrne, Kathleen Cunningham, Eileen Gillespie and Ann Doherty .GAA NEWS: KILCAR APPOINT DECLAN GALLAGHER AS NEW CLUB CHAIRMAN 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:GAASportlast_img read more