Red-hot England run rings around Italy

first_imgOwen Farrell, George Ford and Jack Nowell added one apiece and Farrell kicked four conversions and a penalty.The score was harsh on Italy who resisted bravely until a flurry of England tries in the closing minutes.The winners of the last two wooden spoons were refreshingly positive and replied with two tries of their own from Tommaso Benvenuti and Mattia Bellini with Tommaso Allan kicking a conversion and penalty.England, who have won all 24 games against Italy, lost halfback Ben Youngs in the first half when he suffered a knee injury.”They played exceptionally well,” England head coach Eddie Jones said.”It was a tough game of rugby but we ran away with it in the end.”We let them into the game a bit with individual discipline lapses but, in general, everything was positive.”Watson finished off two flowing moves in the first 10 minutes as England took quick control but Italy reduced the arrears with a superb effort when Allen’s looping pass set up Benvenuti for a converted try.England went in with a 17-10 half-time lead after Farrell scored and converted a try and Allan replied with a penalty for Italy.Italy’s Tommaso Boni had a try chalked off for a forward pass following a video review early in the second half.Simmonds then raced away to scored England’s fourth try although Italy, who lost 10 out of 11 matches last year, continued to cause trouble and again reduced the arrears as Bellini forced his way past Mike Brown to score in the corner.The referee confirmed the points after the video replay showed Bellini just stayed inside the touchline.But England floored the hosts with three quick tries in the closing minutes from Ford, Simmonds and Nowell to seal an emphatic victory.last_img read more

MPBL: Bataan pulls away to beat Batangas City

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bataan Risers’ Pamboy Raymundo. Photo from Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball LeagueBataan went on a late run to beat Batangas City, 81-67, in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Wednesday night at Bataang People’s Center.The Risers outscored the Athletics, 13-0, in the final three minutes and 50 seconds to break loose from a tight duel and pick up their first win.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan With Bataan holding a 68-67 edge, Vince Tolentino sparked the Risers’ surge before a Robby Celiz layup off a steal by John Villarias capped the run and extended the lead to double-digits, 77-67, with only 1:36 left.Tolentino posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds that went with five assists while Celiz came off the bench and had 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBatangas (1-1), which ruled the league’s inaugural conference, missed its last seven attempts from the field.Lester Alvarez paced the Athletics with 17 points but shot 5-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-13 from downtown. Tey Teodoro, known for his scoring, fired blanks, missing all of his nine shots, seven of which from the 3-point line. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sweden blanks Mexico 3-0, but both head to knockout round Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Unions call for financial audit of UG

first_img…claim lavish misspending by VCA group of employees attached to the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus on Tuesday picketed the Vice Chancellery, calling for audits into the spending of the University as it is allegedly unable to properly account for its expenditures and more so, offer a salary increase to its staffers, although tuition fees have been increasing annually. The UG workers who picketed the institutionPresident of the UG Senior Staff Association (UGSSA), Jewel Thomas told members of the media earlier that the University has rejected their proposal for an increase in salaries saying that the University has a deficit.Thomas accused the University of wasteful spending, explaining that the University has been hosting talks and events to accommodate various speakers, some of whom the University does not even know of, and funds go towards their accommodation, food and travel.“University has a public profile, we’ve been hosting talks, events, lectures, visiting people some of whom the University doesn’t even know of their presence, we just know that they came and they went and they cost us money but we don’t know exactly what they did,” she noted.The workers’ representative said she has made efforts in the past to garner information on these visiting persons and was told that they are “advisors” and experts among others, who spent in some instances, one month.Thomas on behalf of her colleagues took the opportunity to complain of what she described as almost inhumane working conditions that they are forced to work under as sections of the university are infested with bats and rats along with other harmful pests.Added to pests, some employees are forced to work in overcrowded classrooms with leaking roofs and no air conditioning.These conditions, the employees said, have led to persons falling ill in the past. According to her, in one instance classes were moved from one location to another because of an infestation where they spent at least ten months with wires hanging from the ceiling since the refurbishing was not completed because of unavailable funds.Thomas said she is hoping that the needs of workers can be addressed at the earliest since continued industrial action can have a major impact on the entire campus. The leader of the association, however, noted that workers plan to picket as long as it takes for some sort of action to be taken.The employee added that the Unions met with the executives of the University twice this year – the 8th and 16th of January – where they were later told that the University is in deficit for 2018.“Finally we got a letter from them dated the 31st January but it actually came to us on the 1st February and that letter said that they could only, the offer was three and four per cent as in what they had already imposed in November and given us in December. They said that that was all they could afford and that there was no more money, in fact, the University was in deficit for 2018 and that would conclude all negotiations for 2018. They were not prepared to discuss the additional demands that we had had because there were additional demands we had around things like uniform and gratuity for UG staff,” she said.Meanwhile, the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, said the Unions breached an agreement they had with the institution.“The University of Guyana has an agreement in December 18 of last year with the Union that if there is any impasse we will go to conciliation which is the next level. In violation of that agreement, the Union started protesting. We have formally notified the Ministry of Social Protection, Department of Labour and we will be following their guidance,” the VC explained.In November 2018, the trade unions representing UG workers announced that they have rejected the imposed salary increases of three and four per cent announced by that institution for 2018, as they deem the entire situation “deeply disrespectful”.According to the Unions, “not only are the imposed increases a violation of good labour relations practices, but some might say that arrogance and hypocrisy are displayed in this action.”last_img read more

September sale of gas & petroleum land rights

first_imgThat puts the year-to-date total at more than 780 million, about $113 million less than last year’s total.- Advertisement -When the sale was over yesterday, 70 parcels had been offered covering just under 30 thousand hectares and 53 of them,covering more than 22 thousand hectares, were sold.The average price for the sale was slightly less than $900 per hectare.The key parcels were four leases south of the Blair Creek Gas Field, 90 kilometers north of Hudson’s Hope, for nearly $4 million.They had per-hectare bids ranging from 28 hundred to more than 42 hundred dollars.Advertisement The Provincial Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources has confirmed that yesterday’s sale of natural gas and petroleum rights in Northeastern B.C. resulted in nearly $20 million in bonus bids. The next sale is scheduled for Oct. 20.  Initial reports indicate there will be 25 parcels offered, covering 11,528 hecatres.last_img read more

L.B. women draw Irvine in first round

first_imgSophomore guard Karina Figueroa was named second team All-Big West, as voted on by the conference’s coaches. Tennis Junior Kay Hoey and freshman Michael Drake were the best of the best last week, according to Big West Conference officials. Hoey was selected as the Big West Women’s Golf Athlete of the Month after winning the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational last week, her fourth tournament win in her 49er career. Hoey, who was also selected the Big West Women’s Golf Athlete of the Month in September, shot a two-over 146 to claim the title. Drake was selected as the Big West Men’s Golf co-Athlete of the Month. He shares the honor with UC Irvine’s Brian Edick. Drake finished in third place at the John Burns Intercollegiate, shooting a 10-under 206. Softball The 49er softball team will host their annual Long Beach Tournament this weekend at Mayfair Park. Action begins on Friday at 11:45 a.m., with first games on Saturday and Sunday scheduled for 9 a.m. Joining the 49ers this weekend will be UCLA, Notre Dame, Canisius, Eastern Kentucky and Southern Utah. For ticket information, contact the Walter Pyramid Box Office at (562) 985-4949 or check out the website, Track and field Seniors Jimmy Grabow and Ronald Carter will represent LBSU at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, AR this weekend. Grabow currently ranks sixth nationally in the 5000-meter with a school-record mark of 13:44.04. He also holds the school record in the 3000-meter event. Grabow will run in the 5000-meter on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Carter holds the school-record in the triple jump, at 52’7.25″ and ranks third nationally. Carter begins his quest for a second- consecutive All- American certificate Saturday at 3:15 p.m. Men’s basketball Senior Aaron Nixon has scored 533 points this season, which ranks No. 15 on the school’s single-season chart. Nixon has also tallied 959 career points in just two seasons. He needs just 41 points to become the 16th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The winner plays Thursday against either third-seeded Cal Poly or No. 4 seed CS Northridge at noon. The Big West Championship is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. and will be televised on on Fox’s Prime Ticket. The winner earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship. center_img The Long Beach State women’s basketball team begins the Big West Tournament on Wednesday at approximately 2:30 p.m. against seventh-seeded UC Irvine. The sixth-seeded 49ers defeated the Anteaters, 77-63, in the regular-season finale. last_img read more

Pochettino relieved after Spurs end Wembley woes

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen (R) celebrates with teammate Dele Alli after scoring the team’s first goal during their English Premier League match against Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium in London, on October 14, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISLondon, United Kingdom, Oct 14 – Mauricio Pochettino has called on his Tottenham side to kick on at Wembley after finally breaking their Premier League hoodoo at their temporary home.Christian Eriksen’s goal shortly after half-time ensured Spurs beat Bournemouth 1-0 for their first home league win of the season at their fourth attempt. The narrow victory keeps Pochettino’s side in third place in the table and within touching distance of the pace-setting Manchester clubs.With White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Tottenham are playing their home matches at the English national stadium this season and that has posed difficulties after an unbeaten home record last year.“It’s so important for us to win here,” said Pochettino. “It was also important as I can avoid the questions. We need to feel happy to win here and Wembley is our home. We were invincible last season and we need to win our home games.”Much of the talk in the build-up to Saturday’s match had been about Pep Guardiola’s jibe that Spurs were a one-man team.But, for a change, striker Harry Kane fired blanks after blowing two good chances in a rare off-day in front of goal“It’s important. Not only Harry scores goals. It was Christian here but more importantly it’s about the collective group,” added Pochettino.“Harry is so happy as he always wants to win and as a striker he is even more happy if he scores.“We had good performances all over the pitch. Harry Winks, for example, has great quality with great potential. “The national team called him up and that has confirmed his quality. He was very good again.”England new boy Winks now faces the ultimate test when Tottenham face holders Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.“It’s a big challenge for us, playing in a different competition against one of the best teams in the world,” added the Spurs boss. “It’s exciting to be playing Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It will be a tough game.”Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen (2R) scores the team’s first goal during their English Premier League match againsdt Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium in London, on October 14, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISBournemouth have their own issues at the other end of the table, with only Crystal Palace below them. But on this evidence they have a good chance to improve on their lowly position. “In the last few games we have been playing better but we have to pick up points,” said manager Eddie Howe. “It’s a challenge to keep working and get over the feeling of losing. “We need to keep believing in ourselves. We have now played Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham and found them hard but we won’t play them every week.”“We were taught a lesson against Spurs last season so it does show an improvement,” he added. “We just need to keep working to move up the table. I have full belief in my players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video Highlights: New York Red Bulls 4-2 Chelsea

first_imgChelsea were shocked during their opening pre-season match by the New York Red Bulls.Thierry Henry’s former side ran out 4-2 winners in the US, as the Blues failed to show the form that saw them pick up the Premier League title last season.Sean Davis (no, not that one) scored twice for MLS side, while Franklin Castellanos and Tyler Adams also got on the scoresheet for the home side.Loic Remy had handed Jose Mourinho’s side a 1-0 half-time lead, but a shocking second half performance saw them conceed four goals, with Eden Hazard’s strike the only shining light.Watch highlights from the match above and leave your thoughts on Chelsea’s performance below…last_img read more

Francis frustrates Phillies

first_imgNLDS: Left-hander shuts down Philadelphia as Colorado prevails. By Rob Maaddi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA – Bandbox or not, this was no day for hitters. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityJeff Francis held the league’s highest-scoring team in check, and the Colorado Rockies took advantage of one shaky inning by Cole Hamels to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-2, in Game 1 of their NL playoff series Wednesday. “Who would’ve thought a good old-fashioned National League game would break out in this ballpark?” Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. Making just the second postseason appearance in their 15-year history, the Rockies played like October regulars. Colorado posted its second playoff victory, the other coming in 1995, and won for the 15th time in 16 games. Matt Holliday, his chin still cut up from the face-first slide that won Monday’s wild-card tiebreaker over San Diego, hit a solo home run. “Any time you expect a slugfest, you get a pitching duel,” Holliday said. Francis pitched six effective innings and stayed out of big trouble, mostly by shutting down the Phillies’ top hitters. Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins combined to go 0-for-11 with eight strikeouts. Utley, a .332 hitter, struck out four times for the second time in his career. “Some of the hitters may have been uptight, but Francis was way better than the other times I’ve seen him,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. Francis’ lone problems came in the fifth when Aaron Rowand and Pat Burrell hit consecutive homers. The left-hander gave up four hits and struck out eight. Once the 17-game winner departed, three relievers pitched three hitless innings, with Manny Corpas closing for a save. With the two highest-scoring teams in the league playing in two of the most hitter-friendly ballparks in the majors, this series figured to see plenty of runs. Instead, the clubs combined for six runs and 10 hits in the opener. Many hitters expected the late-afternoon shadows to be a problem, and they certainly struggled. Francis used a mix of off-speed pitches to keep a potent lineup off-balance and improve to 9-0 in day games this season. “I’m always aware of my success or nonsuccess I have against teams,” said Francis, who had a 15.12 ERA against the Phils this season. “Today, my execution was better.”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_imgA terrified man was forced to lock himself inside his car after a complete stranger tried to attack him with a bill hook outside a Letterkenny Shopping Complex.A bill hook similar to the one used by Connors on a stranger outside Letterkenny Shopping Centre.Danny Connors approached Richard Gardner who was simply going for a pint of milk at the Glencar Shopping Centre. Connors, 20, shouted at Mr Gardner inviting him to box.When the victim went closer to hear what Connors was saying, he was threatened with a bill hook.Mr Gardner fled to his car but bravely followed Connors to where he was staying and then reported the matter to Gardai who later arrested the accused.Connors, of Ennis Road, Limerick, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged with being in possession of an article with intent to cause injury.Connors claims he was visiting relatives at the time of the attack on April 2, 2014 and had been drinking heavily.His solicitor Michael Shiel said the incident was a case of mistaken identity and that he “didn’t know Mr Gardner from Adam.”Asked why he was carrying a bail hook around with him by Judge Paul Kelly, Mr Shiel said his client worked part-time for a farmer in Limerick and that it was simply in the boot of the car.The court heard that Connors, a married father of three, had 17 previous convictions but most of these were for traffic offenses and also theft.Judge Paul Kelly said he was skeptical about Connors’ story but said this was his first charge with any connection to violence.He ordered Connors to se the probation services and after a consultation with the court, he agreed to undertake a period of community service.MAN FORCED TO HIDE IN CAR AFTER BEING THREATENED WITH BILL HOOK BY STRANGER was last modified: February 20th, 2015 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:attackbill hookDanny Connorsdonegalletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 1/3/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €3,100.00 numbers drawn were 3,9,11,13 the €15 consolation prizes went to James McCallion Tirbraken Quigleys Point, Danny Gordon Isle Of Dough, Rita Mickey John Cloontagh, Margaret Doherty (JS) Letter, Lizzie Shiels Rooskey.Club Meeting Tuesday 6th March 8pm in clubhouse. Cardiac Screening- Any club member interested aged 14 to 35yrs contact David Hession 0860538537 for details or visit club website.Inishowen Board Level 1 coaching course taking place over two weekends the 23rd,24th & 30th & 31st March contact John Friel 086 0523550 for information.Congratulations to our Scor musicians on winning the Donegal final in Glenswilly.The win advances them to the Ulster semi-final which takes place once again in Glenswilly on Friday, March 9th at 7.30pm. Once again well done to the team from everyone associated with CLG Iorras and good luck in the semi-final.Underage Training Times -Under 14s Fridays at 5.30pm Straid David Hession. Under 16s Tuesdays 5pm Straid John Friel. U12s Friday 4pm Straid John Canny.U8 Boys & Girls Saturday at 11am Straid Susan McCarron & Sandra McGonigle. Club Merchandise – Contact Alan 0879029672.New Club Website items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.  GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: March 5th, 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more