Panthers dominate Knights at Pepper Stadium

first_imgPicture: NRL.com Anthony Griffin’s men were impressive in the 80-minute performance, scoring seven unanswered tries and keeping the visitors to zero in a dominant showing before they turn their attention to competition leaders the Melbourne Storm next Saturday night. It was the second time in 2017 the Panthers kept a team try-less for a game, after their Round 2 showing against the Wests Tigers in Campbelltown. The Panthers led 22-0 at the break after running in four tries as the home side enjoyed 61 per cent of possession and ran a season-high 2048 metres in a true sign the forwards dominated the middle. Knights prop Daniel Saifiti conceded the opening penalty of the game for the visitors and the Panthers took advantage with a Dean Whare flick-pass sending winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak over in the corner to open the scoring after three minutes. The Kiwi international looked to be over again with a high shot from Josh Starling gifting the home side with further territory down field, however Watene-Zelezniak went into touch as he attempted to get the ball down.Panthers skipper Matt Moylan looked to send Waqa Blake over on the opposite side of the field ten minutes later, but his trademark cut-out pass was intercepted by Knights winger Ken Sio who raced 60 metres down field, but the Knights would soon cough up the ball to turn over any momentum.With the strong ratio of Telstra Premiership debutants going over in their first grade debut in 2017, it was no surprise to see 21-year-old Corey Hawrawira-Naera be the next to score after sliced through a gap to extend the Panthers’ lead.Ill-discipline cost the Knights in the opening half and a simple show-and-go from Te Maire Martin made things worse for the visitors as the Panthers five-eighth crossed to blow the lead out to 16.Despite a huge hit from another NRL debutant – Joe Wardle – the Panthers were over again eight minutes before the break with the in-form Tyrone Peachey going over untouched. Knights prop Jacob Saifiti left the field after six minutes of game time after a head clash with a hard-hitting Sitaleki Akauola, but returned in the second half after being cleared in a HIA assessment. An early penalty goal from Nathan Cleary in the second half would push the Panthers’ lead out to four converted tries.A basketball pass from Knights rookie Sam Stone was ruled forward as the visitors looked to be over for their first of the game, before the young rookie slipped over in defence with Panthers veteran Peter Wallace burrowing under for the 32nd try of his Telstra Premiership career.Griffin’s men were not done with yet with a quarter of the game to go with Whare going over in the north-eastern corner following a six-again call that was touched by the Knights. In a true sign the game was against them, Knights winger Nathan Ross was in open space for 70 metres before being tackled and playing the ball to no one with no teammate in sight.Danny Levi was the next Knight to leave the field following a head knock but returned to the field to play out the final quarter of the game. Cleary would cap off the night with a try of his own, carrying two Knights defenders over for his second four-pointer of the season as the Panthers romped to victory. Panthers 40 (Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Corey Harawira-Naera, Te Maire Martin, Tyrone Peachey, Peter Wallace, Dean Whare, Nathan Cleary tries; Nathan Cleary 6 goals) defeated Knights 0 at Pepper Stadium. Crowd: 10,567. Half-time: Panthers 22-0.last_img read more

Bell credits sponsors’ input for success

first_imgBell credits sponsors’ input for successBelieving Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) made a big Brand Jamaica impression at the recent Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California, the organisation’s executive director, Lorna Bell, moved to credit corporate sponsors, supporters and the Government for helping to actualise that outstanding showing.Jamaica returned home last week with 29 medals from the July 25-August 2 summer showpiece.Prior to that, SOJ was the recipient of a $10-million donation from telecommunications giants Digicel to assist in their travel and accommodation.While Digicel’s donation was the leading sponsorship, other companies and organisations like the Jamaica Constabulary Force, with its Law Enforcement Torch Run, also raised $2.5 million. The Sports Development Foundation (SDF) also donated $2 million, while team gear worn by the athletes was supplied by sportswear company Puma.”We couldn’t have done it without them … Digicel, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Puma and of course the Government of Jamaica,” Bell told The Gleaner.She was speaking at the official welcome/celebration press conference for the team’s arrival, held at the Pineapple Room at The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.”Well, I am hoping that after all this exposure with ESPN, ABC and, of course, Jamaica … no one will be left behind. Let us all work together as a team. Let us all work together as a family and get all these children involved in all that is happening,” she continued.Bell added that the only low point with Team Jamaica at the Games was that they were not together all the time.”Three sports were at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and the other five were at USC (University of South California), so we couldn’t have got to see each other, as we would want to cheer on each other, but Jamaicans came out, they supported us, and I really have to thank those people overseas also,” stressed the executive director.last_img read more

MOE Ebola Awareness Left Out Several Communities in Nimba

first_imgThe recent Ebola awareness campaign launched by the Ministry of Education in Nimba County is said to have left out several communities along the Liberian border with Ivory Coast something many chiefs and community dwellers feel marginalized.More than 10 communities were known to have been left out in the entire process according to reports reaching the Daily Observer in Nimba County.The and villages where the Ebola awareness couldn’t reach are located in the  Nimkwai and the Beo Chiefdoms as well as other towns along the border with Guinea.“Josiah De-Gbon, Zone Chief of Glarlay, “we don’t know why our communities were left out in the Ebola Awareness exercise that is been conducted by the Ministry of Education, Nimba branch.”“The recruitment for the training left out all our teachers from this community and we cannot understand those that were send to us,” he added.In mid – October 2014 the Ministry of Education with funding from the United Nations Children Education Funds/UNICEF conducted series of EVD awareness workshops across  Nimba for education authorities including district education officers, principals and among other from both public and private schools in Nimba so as to be able to disseminate the information within their area of assignments, but this recruitment appears to have left out many principals and their communities  making it them to feel marginalized.The actual compensation for each participants is yet to be established, but unconfirmed report reaching the Daily Observer suggest that upon the close of the exercise each participant will received the sum of US$ 200.A teacher who does not want to be named because of fear of his job said, “because of the compensation being so heavy, our bosses recruited their relatives outside of the community and trained them to carry on the awareness.”“We who with community as teachers and doing nothing at this Ebola crisis were left out in the whole exercise,” said another teacher.When contacted via mobile phone at about 2pm local time on 3rd December 2014, the County Education Officer of Nimba County, Mr. Wleh Sillah said they didn’t marginalized any school, but school that was not part of this present phase will be covered in the next phase.On the local radio recently, a teacher from the Beo Chiefdom complained of their area being left out in the entire EVD awareness exercise.Since the Ebola outbreak many communities in Nimba, especially around the border with Ivory Coast are yet to understand more about Ebola, because those who take the message to them are of different background.During the heat of the Ebola, a community around the Gblarlay Township refused to accept any preventive materials from some philanthropists accused them of trying to poison their water, all because there were no citizens from within that community was part of the team.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Physical trainer released on bail for sexual assault

first_imgA physical trainer was on Thursday released on bail after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Sherdel Marcus Isaacs to answer to a sexual offence charge.Michael Sampson, 27, of Lot B Plot A, Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar, is accused of touching the breast of a woman with whom he shares a common-law relationship without her consent while at his home on February 19, 2018.The unrepresented man pleaded not guilty to the charge and was released on $75,000 bail.He is expected to make his next court appearance on March 28, 2018.last_img

‘I wouldn’t be happy either’: Scholes writes off joyless United

first_imgThe former England midfielder pointed to a gulf in class — and playing styles — with Pep Guardiola’s free-flowing Manchester City, who won the title 19 points ahead of their neighbours last season.United begin their campaign against Leicester City on Friday, after a downbeat pre-season when they lost 4-1 to Liverpool and Mourinho voiced his frustration over a lack of new signings.“It doesn’t really look like the players enjoy… playing the way they do,” Scholes told AFP in Hong Kong, where he was promoting 433 Token, a blockchain-based system aimed at nurturing young talent.“If I was there playing… in that style of play, I wouldn’t be happy either,” said Scholes, who won 11 titles and two European cups at United under Alex Ferguson.“As a manager, you want your team to entertain… That very, very rarely happens at United these days.”The latest salvo from the TV analyst follows a highly publicised run-in with Mourinho last season, when the Portuguese thundered: “If Paul one day decides to be a manager, I wish that he can be 25 percent as successful as myself.”– ‘Difficult position’ –Scholes said the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss, whose sour demeanour in recent weeks has triggered speculation over his future, now finds himself in a “difficult position”.“If his team don’t do well, if they’re not playing well, they’re not entertaining people, not challenging for the league, then he possibly could go, yeah,” Scholes told reporters.“But he’s got great experience, he’s been at top clubs. He’s been in difficult positions before. He’s in a difficult position now, I think, but he needs to try and find a way out of it.”He added: “It just doesn’t look like United are in the right place at the minute to challenge for the league.”Manchester United have had a difficult pre-season under Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho. © AFP / Christof STACHEScholes also urged French World Cup-winner Paul Pogba, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona and is said to have a difficult relationship with Mourinho, to stay put.“What his relationship with Mourinho is like, I don’t know from the outside. The one thing that does surprise me is Barcelona: I don’t see him as a Barcelona player,” said Scholes.“He’s (got) a different style to them. But Paul’s a really talented player. I want him to stay at United.”Scholes is not the only one from United’s famous “Class of 92” to have questioned Mourinho’s management. Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville have also been less than enthusiastic in their assessment.And Scholes said United may have missed a trick in not appointing Giggs, now manager of Wales, when Ferguson retired in 2013, pointing to Barcelona and Real Madrid’s shrewd gambles on Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane.“We don’t seem to be brave enough in England to do that. I think United had a great chance to do that with Ryan Giggs. They didn’t take it,” he said.“For some reason, they wanted to go down the safe route. And you’d have to say, was that the right thing to do? You’re five years down the line, not really.“Okay, they’ve won the Europa League, they’ve won the League Cup (both in 2017). But look, they’re not the trophies United want. They need the big ones.“So you’d have to say taking a risk with someone like Ryan or somebody else, a young up-and-coming manager would’ve been a safer bet.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says manager Jose Mourinho is in a “difficult position”. © AFP / Anthony WALLACEHONG KONG, China, Aug 9 – Manchester United legend Paul Scholes said the team look unhappy and have little chance of winning this season’s Premier League, warning that Jose Mourinho needs to quickly turn their fortunes around.Scholes said “I wouldn’t be happy either” playing Mourinho’s pragmatic brand of football, in comments that threaten to reignite his feud with the Portuguese manager.last_img read more

Roy Hodgson hails impact of Ross Barkley and Andros Townsend in England’s draw with Italy

first_img1 England manager Roy Hodgson eulogised over the individual displays of substitutes Ross Barkley and Andros Townsend in the 1-1 draw against Italy in an international friendly in Turin.Barkley and Townsend replaced Theo Walcott and Fabian Delph respectively in the second half and added a much needed impetus to England’s play after falling behind to Southampton striker Graziano Pelle’s opener.Spurs winger Townsend struck a brilliant late equaliser to ensure a share of the spoils at the Juventus stadium, and Hodgson was impressed with the duo’s impact in protecting England’s unbeaten record since the World Cup.“I thought both he [Barkley] and Townsend turned the game,” said the 67-year-old.“I thought Barkley in particular was really, really good. Very brave, very courageous, prepared to get on the ball all of the time and prepared to take people on. He really is an outstanding young talent.”Barkley’s introduction saw England captain Wayne Rooney join full debutant Harry Kane up front and England instantly looked more effective, whilst Townsend’s goal continued his impressive record under Hodgson.Hodgson added: “It’s great that we’ve had the chance to have him [Barkley] with us these two games and give him 20 minutes in the first game and almost a half here now.“And I’ve got to say a word about Andros, as that’s the second time he’s come on and, when we needed someone to do something a bit special, he’s come up with the goods.“It means a lot to us as it’s no mean feat. We know, even in a friendly game, to come to Italy at any time and get a result is never an easy thing to do and to take the game to them like we did in the second half, we are indebted to Andros.”The England manager trialled a new system from the qualifying victory over Lithuania, with Rooney deployed at the top of a diamond in midfield and Phil Jones protecting the back four.As a result, England looked abject and disenchanted, and Hodgson was quick to acknowledge the ‘disappointing’ nature of their first half display which culminated in Pelle’s goal after half an hour.“It was a very disappointing first half and the atmosphere of the game was dead,” said Hodgson.“In the second half we got back to the standards – we are setting high standards now – but we got back to those standards in the second half and, if any team was going to win the game, it was going to be us.” Ross Barkley last_img read more

DAD SAYS DOGNAPPERS OPERATING IN ‘BLUE VAN’ ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA doting dad whose family’s pet dog was taken from their St Johnston home has said he is convinced a dognapping gang are operating in the area.Daniel Lynch’s pet Alsatian dog was taken from his garden on Monday night last.The dog was later bought by a man in Letterkenny for €150. But the new owner said he suspected there was something wrong with the dog and contacted Donegal Pet Rescue.It was then discovered that the four years old dog had been stolen.Danny revealed “I met him and he explained he bought the dog from a guy and had his phone number.“He said he met him in Carrigans and he was driving a blue van. “I tried the number he gave me but it wasn’t working.“I have been told that a blue van was spotted lifting other dogs and a description of a guy driving it.“I’m convinced they’re lifting the dogs to sell them on. It’s just disgusting,” he said.Danny said he was delighted to get the dog, which is called Ben, back safely.“My little boy is just so happy. He was devastated. The dog is an old pet and wouldn’t hurt anyone. “He wouldn’t bark and someone could have easily lifted him in a second and that’s obviously what happened.‘It’s still very nervous because it was missing for five days,” said Danny.The latest dog robbery comes following the theft of kickboxer Tommy McCafferty’s dog from nearby Burt.Thieves took Tommy’s American Akita dog last week but returned it the following day when the realised who the owner was! Donegal Pet Rescue say there has been a huge increase in the numbers of dogs going missing in Donegal since November.DAD SAYS DOGNAPPERS OPERATING IN ‘BLUE VAN’ ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Daniel Lynchdog BendognappersDonegal Pet RescueSt Johnstonlast_img read more

AND THEY’RE OFF! GOOD DAY AT THE RACES IN NEWMILLS

first_imgRACING AT NEWMILLS TODAY – PIC RONAN MCGEEHINThe Letterkenny Races took place at Newmills today – with a large turn-out for this premiere local event.There was €10,000 prize money on the eight-race card, the county’s wealthiest meeting.Brian McGeehin managed to capture some of the action with these snaps! RACING AT NEWMILLS TODAY – PIC RONAN MCGEEHINRACING AT NEWMILLS TODAY – PIC RONAN MCGEEHINAND THEY’RE OFF! GOOD DAY AT THE RACES IN NEWMILLS was last modified: July 29th, 2012 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:AND THEY’RE OFF! GOOD DAY AT THE RACES IN NEWMILLSlast_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES GAA: U-14 FIXTURES LIST REVEALED

first_imgDONEGAL Ladies GAA has issued a final fixtures list for the forthcoming U-14 league which begins next Thursday at clubs across the county.The full details are listed below:U14s Round 1:Group 1Group 2Group 3BuncranaAodh RuadhArdaraCarndonaghBundoranDungloeMalinFour MastersKilcarMovilleKillybegsN.ColumbaMuffMcCumhaillsN. MhuireUrrisN.ConaillSt. Nauls 6th JuneBuncrana v MalinA. Ruadh v Four MastersArdara v KilcarCarndonagh v MuffBundoran v McCumhaillsDungloe v N. MhuireUrris v MovilleN.Conaill v KillybegsSt. Nauls v N. Columba13th JuneMuff v BuncranaMcCumhaills v A. RuadhN. Mhuire v ArdaraUrris v MalinN. Conaill v Four MastersSt Nauls v KilcarMoville v CarndonaghKillybegs v BundoranN.Columba v Dungloe20th JuneBuncrana v UrrisAodh Ruadh v N.ConaillArdara v St NaulsMuff v MovilleMcCumhaills v KillybegsN.Mhuire v N.ColumbaMalin v CarndonaghFour Masters v BundoranKilcar v Dungloe27th JuneMoville v BuncranaKillybegs v Aodh RuadhN. Columba v ArdaraCarndonagh v UrrisBundoran v N.ConaillDungloe v St. NaulsMalin v MuffF. Masters v McCumhaillsKilcar v N.Mhuire4th JulyBuncrana v CarndonaghAodh Ruadh v BundoranArdara v DungloeMoville v MalinKillybegs v Four MastersN. Columba v KilcarUrris v MuffN.Conaill v McCumhaillsSt Nauls v N.MhuireRound 2: Top two teams from each of the 6 groups will go into ‘A’ League.3rd and 4th place teams from each will go into a ‘B’ LeagueBottom two teams from each will go into a ‘C’ League.Home Team pays ref €30 on day of match.Winning Team Phone/Text Results to Fixtures Siobhan Coyle on 0872759766U14sRound 1:Group 4Group 5ConvoyCloughaneelyGlenfinFanad GaelsGlenswillyGaoth DobhairLiffordL/Kenny GaelsRed HughsMilfordRobert EmmetsSt. MichaelsSt Eunan’sTermon6th JuneGlenswilly v St EunansGaoth Dobhair v TermonRed Hughs v Robert EmmetsMilford v St MichaelsLifford v GlenfinL/Kenny Gaels v Fanad GaelsConvoy FreeCloughaneely Free13th JuneRobert Emmets v LiffordSt Michaels v L/Kenny GaelsRed Hughs v GlenswillyMilford v Gaoth DobhairConvoy v St EunansCloughaneely v TermonGlenfin FreeFanad Gaels Free20th JuneConvoy v Red HughsCloughaneely v MilfordLifford v GlenswillyL/Kenny Gaels v Gaoth DobhairRobert Emmets v GlenfinSt Michaels v Fanad GaelsSt Eunans FreeTermon Free27th JuneSt Eunans v LiffordTermon v L/Kenny GaelsGlenfin v ConvoyFanad Gaels v CloughaneelyRobert Emmets v GlenswillySt Michaels v Gaoth DobhairRed Hughs FreeMilford Free4th JulyGlenfin v Red HughsFanad Gaels v MilfordSt Eunans v Robert EmmetsTermon v St MichaelsGlenswilly v ConvoyGaoth Dobhair v CloughaneelyLiffordL/Kenny Gaels Free11th JulyGlenswilly v GlenfinGaoth Dobhair v Fanad GaelsLifford v ConvoyL/Kenny Gaels v CloughaneelySt Eunans v Red HughsTermon v MilfordRobert Emmets FreeSt Michaels Free18th JulyConvoy v Robert EmmetsCloughaneely v St MichaelsGlenfin v St EunansFanad Gaels v TermonRed Hughs v LiffordMilford v L/Kenny GaelsGlenswillyGaoth Dobhair FreeRound 2: Top two teams from each of the 6 groups will go into ‘A’ League. 3rd and 4th place teams from each will go into a ‘B’ LeagueBottom two teams from each will go into a ‘C’ League.Home Team pays ref €30 on day of match.Winning Team Phone/Text Results to Fixtures Siobhan Coyle on 0872759766 Match reports can be sent to info@donegaldaily.comDONEGAL LADIES GAA: U-14 FIXTURES LIST REVEALED was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 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:DONEGAL LADIES GAA: U-14 FIXTURES LIST REVEALEDlast_img read more

Jack Wilshere gets setback in search for new club as World Cup star preferred

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland According to Goal, Juventus have decided not to pursue Wilshere with their current central midfield options sufficing, having agreed a four-year deal with former Liverpool man Emre Can last week.Instead, they will look for options further forward, such as Golovin.They had also been linked to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, but the Lazio midfielder’s £88m price tag appears to have scared them off, with Manchester United also circling.Wilshere has also been linked to West Ham, the team he supported as a boy, as he looks to resurrect his career with a new team. Wilshere will leave Arsenal at the end of June after 17 years and 197 first-team appearances Juventus will not be making a move for Jack Wilshere this summer, having had their heads turned by Russian World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin.While Wilshere, 26, would not cost the Italian champions a penny in transfer fees having been released by Arsenal, 22-year-old Golovin’s lower wage demands and higher potential have put him at the top of their transfer wishlist. REVEALED Golovin has been one of the early stars of the World Cup in his home country 2 targets IN DEMAND Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets LIVING THE DREAM RANKED LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COMcenter_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti three-way race moving on 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST TOP WORK The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Wilshere will leave Arsenal at the end of this month after 17 years with the club, having decided he could not accept a bit-part role under new Gunners boss Unai Emery.He had been linked with a switch to Juventus but they now want £18million-rated Golovin from CSKA Moscow after he starred in Russia’s first two World Cup games.Ironically, Golovin could turn out to be Wilshere’s replacement at Arsenal, with the club also in the race for the playmaker, who scored and provided two assists in the hosts’ 5-0 opening night win over Saudi Arabia.He then ran the show against Egypt in a 3-1 triumph five days later, and is now a the talk of European scouts at the tournament. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more