Moore gets last dig at the ABs

first_imgIt comes as Rob Simmons was recalled to the Wallabies XV in place of injured second-rower Izack Rodda, while Karmichael Hunt will miss out on a chance to tackle the All Blacks for the first time. After plenty of speculation as to whether Moore, a veteran of 124 tests, would get an opportunity to farewell Australian fans in the final Bledisloe Cup match of the year, Cheika has shown faith in the 34-year-old. After relinquishing the Wallabies captaincy in July, Moore is set to retire from international rugby at the end of the year. No decision, however, has been made on whether he will tour with the Wallabies on their end of year trip to Japan and Europe. Tatafu Polota-Nau is the team’s starting hooker in a tight-five that remains the same from the side’s last win against Argentina, save for the inclusion of Simmons. Simmons started in the second row during the last encounter between the teams in Dunedin. Cheika has once again named an unchanged backline, highlighted by Bernard Foley and Kurtley Beale at Nos 10 and 12. The Wallabies coach has gone with five forwards and three backs on the bench but there was no room for Hunt following his return from an ankle injury. ​Nick Phipps will be the team’s back-up halfback, while Samu Kerevi and Henry Speight have been given the green light over Hunt, one of Australia’s standout performers in the June series. Ned Hanigan and Lukhan Tui will serve as the team’s cover in the back row and second row.The Wallabies will be looking to snap a seven-game losing streak against the All Blacks, who have already retained the Bledisloe Cup for a 15th year in row after a 20-point victory in Sydney and six-point win in Dunedin.  WALLABIES: Israel Folau, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Kurtley Beale, Reece Hodge, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Sean McMahon, Michael Hooper, Jack Dempsey, Adam Coleman, Rob Simmons, Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Scott Sio. Reserves: Stephen Moore, Tom Robertson, Allan Alaalatoa, Lukhan Tui, Ned Hanigan, Nick Phipps, Samu Kerevi, Henry Speight. Photo by: MARK KOLBE/GETTY IMAGES (Caption: Stephen Moore will get to play a test in front of his hometown crowd for one last time, against the All Blacks in Brisbane on Saturday)last_img read more

Dortmund is also wrong and the example is Balerdi

first_imgAccording to Bild, the twentieth most expensive signing in the history of the yellows, more than Dembélé, Rosicky and Aubameyang and almost at the level of Marco Reus, He could come out if Lucien Favre remains the coach, who has barely given him opportunities in the first team to demonstrate his talent. This newspaper assures that, in the face of the fall in the prices of footballers caused by the stoppage due to the coronavirus, Dortmund considers the transfer as a solution if it is not capable of achieving a sufficiently satisfactory sale.Balerdi’s story at Signal Iduna Park is not one of the promising youngster’s explosion as has happened with Haaland or Jadon Sancho and a transfer in search of minutes could help him return with force of yellow. At the moment, He cannot enter the hit list for the young talents of the Dormtund. After standing out in Boca Juniors and in the lower categories of the Argentine team, Leonardo Balerdi interested several European clubs, including Barcelona, ​​but in the end it was Dortmund who took the young central defender xeneize in January 2019 in exchange for 15 million euros.Upon arrival, a significant cut to the face in the South American U20 team in Chile prevented him from enjoying an opportunity upon arrival and barely entered two calls in the remainder of the season, going on to play with the subsidiary in the Regionalliga, fourth category of German football. Nonetheless, the defender arrived and debuted with the Absolute last September but this season still hardly counting for Favre. In December he added his only 29 minutes with the first team: 12 against Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga and 7 against Slavia Prague in the Champions League. In December, January and February he alternated the bench with the subsidiary, where he was the undisputed starter.last_img read more

Neymar says 2 injuries, not 1, affected World Cup displays

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals, and Neymar failed to deliver his best performances during the tournament.Neymar is currently recovering in Brazil from another metatarsal injury in his right foot that he sustained in January, and is expected to return to action next month. View comments ADVERTISEMENT Pistons top Raptors in OT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The former Barcelona forward talked about speculation he could one day join Real Madrid.“It is one of the biggest clubs in the world, any player that Real Madrid seeks would be drawn into playing there. I am very happy at PSG. But no one knows the future,” he said.Recent videos have shown Neymar dancing at a party in Salvador, which has led to criticism about the way he is handling his recovery, but he said he would not be changing his ways.“When people say Neymar’s life off the pitch troubles him on the pitch … No. You are completely wrong, it doesn’t trouble him in any way. I am a man that takes care of himself. I know when I can go out,” he said. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “Besides the metatarsal, I had an ankle problem. I ruptured the ligament and the recovery was crazier because of this,” the PSG striker said.Neymar said the metatarsal injury did not unduly trouble him in Russia, but the ankle did. “It is very annoying with the ankle, it takes a long time to get back to normal,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Friday, July 6, 2018 file photo Brazil’s Neymar holds his shinbone during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was battling back from two injuries, not one, at last year’s World Cup.In a 2-hour interview with TV Globo on Sunday, Neymar said a problem in his right ankle was affecting his recovery in Russia, as well as the metatarsal fracture in the same foot that he had previously described.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

There must be no unnecessary delays in hosting of elections

first_imgDear Editor,The Constitution is the fundamental law of a state that sets up the structure of Government, usually what citizenship is, and what rights they have. Its role in a free country is to provide scope for good Government, while at the same time placing limitations on the powers or excesses of the governors. The Constitution is supreme of all legislation and is, therefore, instructive of changes or adjustment to all other laws to meet its intent with fluidity.In context, there are many obvious implications for our citizens and the country at large. This is in light of the numerous early signals of intent by the Government, to violate enshrined provisions and instructive rulings of our Constitution following the recently debated and passed No-Confidence Motion.Prior to and during the debate, we witnessed arguments by Government Parliamentarians in favor of the 33 votes as a majority and their subsequent complete U-turn when they were defeated by the same amount. The positions pronounced on and accepted in our Parliament by the Prime Minister in the National Assembly suddenly changed. The emergence of complicit shallow reversals, therefore, is actually calculated to stifle our democracy.Numerous publicly recognised and high credential civil institutions have vociferously rejected the diabolical notion now being advanced by the APNU/AFC. Most citizens are obviously strongly committed to disallowing this abusive disposition, and are calling, along with the International Community, for the Government to do the right thing and resign. Guyana must not become a Police State!The APNU/AFC Government’s initial hesitancy and unwillingness of resignation, touts a flagrant violation of Section 106 of the Guyana Constitution. This behavior and the recent Government’s intimated move to ask the Courts to extend the constitutionally instructive 90-day period for mandatory elections is outright illegal and abusive.Obviously, it begs explanations as to how a court can legitimately allow a Cabinet to stay in Office when the Constitution, a superior instrument to all other laws by which the Courts are bound, says that there shall be a resignation. There is acknowledgement, however, that the implied nature of resignation within the constitutional text is futuristic regarding the Cabinet and the President. The former with appropriate speed and the latter on the swearing in of the President following new elections.While it is not expected that the state will be without governance during the incumbent period, it implies other than National Security and maintaining Law and Order, no major decisions that would bind a future government must be undertaken. Although not specifically pronounced on in the Constitution, such circumstance rationally indicates a caretaker mode for which there is numerous strong precedence. In the least, the APNU/AFC’s clear commitment to abide with these provisions should have been frontal.The fact that the Attorney General (AG) indicated his intent to file a request for an extension of the constitutional period of resignation in the Courts, signals anything but compliance. The AG ought to have been aware that such a request of the Courts is outside its jurisdiction, since the period stipulated by Section 106 cannot be changed by this method. In fact, the Constitution itself sets out the conditions for its own altering and activation following assent by the President. Section 164 (1) Informs of changes to the possible No-Confidence provisions instructed by Section 106. It states:“Subject to the provisions of paragraphs (2) and (3), a Bill for an Act of Parliament to alter this Constitution shall not be passed by the National Assembly unless it is supported at the final voting in the Assembly by the votes of a majority of all the elected members of the Assembly.”Today, no amount of procrastination can save the fallen coalition Government from facing the nation at an election following the historic debate and the Speaker’s ruling on the No-Confidence motion in the National Assembly. The Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and President David Granger accepted that their Government had fallen following the ruling; and National and Regional Elections are due in ninety days from December 21, 2018, unless another period is agreed upon with the Opposition leader.The Opposition Leader, in a very suave and tactically diplomatic approach had opened the doors for appropriate discussions with the Government in national interest. There was perhaps, too long a delay for the engagement as the APNU/AFC seemed to be weighing options they did not have, given the conflicting negative releases in the public media and from the Office of the AG.Notably, the recent meeting between President Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, was addressed with a manner of maturity and exemplifies a positive approach of dealing with the broad national concern. Although there appears to be a partially variant view of some issues, it concluded a definitive position with regards to General and Regional Elections which must be held at the earliest; subject to the readiness of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).The news emerging from GECOM is significantly worrisome and sad; indicating that the aged pensioner and ailing Chairman, Justice Ret’d James Patterson has been unwell for some time. No meetings of the Commission were convened during the period of his reported illness, which is now approaching five weeks and is a matter of concern given the appropriate speed that the matter should be dealt with constitutionally.Notwithstanding, GECOM had announced after December 21, 2018, that the organisation was ready to conduct the General and Regional Elections if called upon. It is also notable that the current List of Electors is valid until April 2019 which means that we must get ready for General and Regional Elections in March or early April this year.There must be no unnecessary delays. It was reported that the Chairman was at the Office on Monday, and he was advised by persons from the PNC to stay home and draw-down his millions. Suddenly we are told that he is not well and he is on two weeks leave. This hypocrisy and delaying tactic cannot work. We look forward in observation of the steps that will be taken to remedy this looming tactical misnomer, and urge the observation of the international community and all citizens.Yours Truly,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

13-year-old commits suicide

first_imgAn eight-year-old boy has been left traumatised after discovering the lifeless body of his teenaged sister hanging by a bedsheet in the back room of their home.Ashrani PersaudDead is a 13-year-old Ashrani Persaud of Lot 46 South Half, Bella Dam, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WBD).According to information received, the teenager was a student of Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary School but recently dropped out of classes for reasons unknown. However, the teen was planning on recommencing studies in the coming weeks.Reports are that around 15:45h on Wednesday, the young boy ventured into the back room of their home, when he made the gruesome discovery. He immediately raised an alarm and family members rushed to the scene.“Me leff she home in she room this morning and she was good. She was sleeping but when she lil brother come home from school and he call out for she, he nah hear she. So he does normally check up pon she so when he go in the room he see she sling up on the rook,” a relative said amidst sobs.Police ranks were summoned and upon their arrival they did not observe any visible marks of violence on the now dead teen’s body. They subsequently removed the Persaud’s body from her home to transport to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.Persaud’s body was then escorted to the Ezekiel Funeral Home where it awaits a Post-Mortem Examination to be conducted.According to reports, the 13-year-old resided with her grandparents, her mother, and her younger brother.She was last seen alive around 11:45h on Wednesday by a neighbour while she (the teen) was sitting on the verandah of her home.If you or anyone you know is considering suicide, please call Guyana Inter Agency Suicide Prevention Helpline Telephone numbers (+592) 223-0001, 223-0009, 600-7896, 623-4444, Email: guyagency@yahoo.com, Twitter: guyanaagency; WhatsApp: +592-600-7896, 592- 623-4444; Facebook: Guyana Inter-agency Suicide Prevention Help Line.alast_img read more

The Globe and Mail: LNG alliance wants feds to define terminals as manufacturing operations

first_imgThe Globe says the alliance is arguing that it’s in the interest of the nation to launch LNG sales to Asia and reduce Canada‘s dependence on energy exports to the United States. The alliance sent a letter recently to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance in hopes that Ottawa will move on the idea when the next federal budget is tabled by the end of March. LNG export plants are viewed under existing Canadian rules as distribution businesses, resulting in less favourable tax treatment than manufacturers. – Advertisement -The alliance’s four members are Kitimat LNG, the Pacific NorthWest LNG project led by Malaysia‘s state-owned Petronas, Shell Canada Energy-led LNG Canada and BG Group’s Prince Rupert LNG. The Canadian units of Chevron Corp. and Apache Corp. co-own Kitimat LNG, though Apache will be exiting the joint venture, leaving Chevron to find a new partner. You can read the entire Globe and Mail article here.Advertisement With files from The Globe and Mail and The Canadian Presslast_img read more

A Labor Day gift

first_imgWHEN White House spokesman Tony Snow announced his resignation Friday, he cited financial reasons. In his high-profile job as the president’s mouthpiece, he was paid $168,000. But even that wasn’t enough for him to afford to support his family of five and pay the bills for his cancer treatment. Certainly Snow’s situation is far removed from most of America’s blue-, white- and pink-collar workers. But if one of the well-paid close aides to the president can’t afford health care costs, how does that bode for the rest of us? Indeed, this Labor Day, the rising costs of health care – and the insecurity of getting and keeping coverage – are among the most-pressing problems facing the nation’s workers. The situation is especially dire here in California, where as many as 6.8 million residents don’t have health insurance. Back in January, 2007 was hailed as the year of health care reform in California. And that’s kind of the problem. In fact, what’s keeping Sacramento from moving quickly before the legislative session ends is too many competing health care reform plans. California’s leaders owe it to the state’s hard workers to spend this Labor Day holiday working together on a compromise bill that both Republicans and Democrats, workers and businesses, can support.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senate President Don Perata and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez have all proposed health packages that have the similar goal of making sure that Californians have access but that differ in fundamental – and partisan – ways. The governor’s plan is a Massachusetts-style program that makes health insurance mandatory and requires businesses to provide insurance for workers or pay into a health care fund. In addition, hospitals and doctors would pay a “fee” based on a percentage of their income to help pay for this. By contrast, the bills sponsored by the Democrats would put the burden solely on employers who don’t provide health insurance to pay into a health care fund. It’s these differences, which are essentially ideological in nature, that threaten to stall reform for another year if they can’t be worked out before the end of the legislative session Sept. 14. This still can be the year of health care reform, if the two political sides can remember that their allegiance to the people comes before their allegiance to party ideology and political backers. last_img read more

League Cup reaction: All the best Joe Allen memes and pictures as Liverpool head to Wembley

first_imgJoe Allen scored the winning penalty to send Liverpool into the League Cup final at Wembley.Stoke won the game 1-0 to level the scores on aggregate after the Reds’ victory at the Britannia.The game went to penalties and after Peter Crouch and Emre Can traded misses, Allen stepped up to win it 6-5 in sudden death.Allen has given Liverpool fans many reasons to love him in recent weeks, especially after the late equaliser against Arsenal, and social media erupted with praised for the Welshman once again.See below to see all the best memes and pictures celebrating Liverpool’s newest hero! [View the story “Joe Allen sends Liverpool to Wembley” on Storify] 1center_img Joe Allen last_img read more

Manchester City news: Guardiola to bring Douglas Costa with him to the Etihad

first_imgPep Guardiola wants to bring Douglas Costa with him when he leaves Bayern Munich for Manchester City in the summer, according to reports in Brazil.The winger has been in fine form this season after joining the German champions in the summer for £21m from Shakhtar Donetsk.Guardiola was pivotal in luring the Brazilian to Bayern where he has shone under the Spaniard’s management.And now, according to Globo Esporte, Guardiola wants to make Costa one of his first signings when he joins City in the summer.Bayern, though, are reluctant to part with the 25-year-old and are expected to reject any approaches. 1last_img read more

PROMOTION OF IRISH HAS POSITIVE IMPACT ON ECONOMY, SAYS BOFFIN

first_imgThe Irish language can play a vital role in the future economic development of the country, according to a new book.NUI Galway lecturer Dr John Walsh examines the link between the Irish language and Ireland’s socio-economic development and believes that promotion of the language can have a positive impact on the economy.The book, Contests and Contexts: the Irish Language and Ireland’s Socio-Economic Development, focuses on the language-development link in a number of contexts. Three Gaeltacht areas are chosen as case-studies of the ways in which the promotion of Irish interacts with local socio-economic development.The new developmental policy of Údarás na Gaeltachta is examined, as is the changing focus of the organisation, particularly in the light of renewed concern about the strength of Irish in the Gaeltacht.Areas outside the traditional Gaeltacht – west Belfast and Galway City – are also examined in the thought-provoking study.Dr Walsh, Lecturer in Irish at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, said that historians and commentators had failed to acknowledge how the rapid decline of the language had impacted on the development of the country. He said:”There is virtually no discussion of language shift in most of the general histories of Ireland published in the past forty years,” said Dr. Walsh.“On the other hand, there is another tradition stretching back as far as Thomas Davis and Douglas Hyde of authors who argue that the promotion of Irish has a positive impact on the development of Ireland.“I survey those authors, from Davis to contemporary commentators such as Joe Lee, Michael Cronin and Finbarr Bradley and then examine their arguments in the light of various theoretical fields such as sociolinguistics, political economy and development studies.“I conclude that we need a new theoretical model, combining elements of sociolinguistics and socio-cultural development, in order to better understand the link between language and development.”The book was launched in the Galway City Museum by Peadar Kirby, Professor of International Politics and Public Policy at the University of Limerick. He said: “Coming at a time of major national re-appraisal of where we are going as a society, this book has a huge contribution to make to charting the road towards a better future.”Contests and Contexts: the Irish Language and Ireland’s Socio-Economic Development by Dr John Walsh is published by Peter Lang can be ordered at www.peterlang.com.ENDSPROMOTION OF IRISH HAS POSITIVE IMPACT ON ECONOMY, SAYS BOFFIN was last modified: February 1st, 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