Force shatter Reds’ hopes with Super win

first_imgThe Reds needed a win to stay alive in the race for the Australian conference, but the Force overran them with 17 unanswered points in the second half.A late yellow card to winger Eto Nabuli – who made needless high contact with Force five-eighth Peter Grant, as he collected a high ball with less than 15 minutes to go – cruelled any chance of a Queensland comeback.Test hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau came off the bench to seal it for the Force with his 70th-minute try, while Grant’s fourth penalty of the night was the final nail in the coffin.Grant didn’t miss a kick all night and contributed 18 points off his own boot, with the Force leapfrogging the Reds in the Australian conference.Nabuli’s sin-binning came shortly after Marcel Brache scored to put the Force back in front 30-26.It was the second yellow card of the night for the Reds, taking their season tally to 12 – more than any other team in Super Rugby.Halfback Nick Frisby was shown the first yellow in the 44th minute and conceded a penalty try for kicking the ball out of Michael Ruru’s hands as he leapt over a ruck to plant down.It will be a sore point for Reds coach Nick Stiles, who had brought in referees to training during the week in an attempt to stamp out the root causes of their costly ill-discipline.Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore tried to drag the Reds back into it with a second-half double but he could not inspire his teammates in front of just 12,040 fans.Frisby endured a torrid night, but was briefly a hero for the Reds as he helped set up Lukhan Tui for a try just two minutes after halftime with a surging counter-attacking run.The Reds started brightly enough and led 5-0 when Duncan Paia’aua was set up by a Quade Cooper dummy and crossed for the opening try just five minutes in.But continued turnovers and poor field kicking allowed the Force to turn the rest of the first half into a grind, with two penalties and Ross Haylett-Petty’s debut try giving them an 11-5 lead at the break.Force coach Dave Wessels was delighted with the turnaround from his side after they were demolished last week at home by the Highlanders.”There was no doubt our intensity won us that game,” he said.”I’ve had a lot of special wins with the Force but that ranks right up there because of the context of where we’ve come from.”Stiles accused the Reds of taking “soft options” and said their yellow cards were unacceptable.”I’m filthy,” Stiles said.”We can’t sustain 80 minutes of football.”We’re happy to do things in spurts and patches but that doesn’t win you football games.”last_img read more

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Ter Stegen does not reach the derby

first_imgone As reported by the program Què T’hi Jugues of SER Catalunya, Marc-André Ter Stegen will not play this Saturday against Espanyol (9:00 p.m.) at the RCD Stadium in Cornellà. The German did not jump to train this Thursday with his teammates and will continue with his conservative treatment to try to recover from the tendinopathy he suffers in his right knee. The images showed that the club late Thursday show a workout without Ter Stegen and another with Neto and Iñaki Peña. The doctors and physios of Barça will try to recover Ter Stegen for the Spanish Super Cup which will be played from January 8 in Arabia (Barça plays on 9 against Atlético de Madrid) and, in the end, this work could be part of a plan established by Barça. Ter Stegen hasn’t played since the last league day, which was on December 21 against Alavés. If you don’t reappear until January 9, Ter Stegen would have been almost three weeks standing to deal with his problems. Another issue would be that the injury had appeared on the 29th, when the club joined training. The urgent call to Net it would allow to lean towards the second option.Net will make his debut in League. Joined from Valencia to cover the progress of Cillessen, Debuted with good note before the Inter. He is an expert and used goalkeeper since his time in Juventus to cover eventualities like this. He played in the Champions League against Inter and rendered at a high level. In Cornellá he has a level test.last_img read more

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Neyor Donates L$100,000, Sanitation Materials to Ebola Fight

first_imgJoining the effort to fight against the deadly Ebola virus that is claiming lives across Liberia, the President and CEO of Morweh Energy Group Inc., Christopher Y.Neyor, has donated the amount of L$100,000 along with 50 buckets and sanitation materials to Liberia Crusaders for Peace to help fight the deadly Ebola Virus in other counties.Mr.Neyor made the donations of buckets, chlorine, Clorox among others, yesterday August 14, at the Head Quarters of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) in Monrovia.“Our hearts are heavy with the Ebola epidemic that is destroying our people in the land.  People are sick and still have dead bodies in houses and no one to pay attention to them.“This is the intent of my visit to the LCP to help distribute those items to some counties in our country that are effected with this Ebola virus to help save the lives of other citizens in the country,” Mr.Neyor said.Discussing the danger of Ebola in the country Mr.Neyor, said it is time for all Liberians to join the fight against Ebola by putting aside politics and tribalism and focus to the real issue that is affecting the citizens.He meanwhile called on the National Task Force on Ebola to work tirelessly especially in saving the lives of those that are not affected and that they should also focus on those that are affected by providing food and treatment.“Because of the epidemic in the country, our people are afraid to go to hospitals. We still have major hospitals closed and moreover, dead bodies are staying two to four days in a home which is very dangerous to the health of the communities.“With this the National Task Force on Ebola  must be properly empowered with good human capacity, proper planning and implementations to help carry on their  duties.”Discussing some of his contributions to the fight  against Ebola in the country, Mr. Neyor disclosed that his organization earlier donated over L$200,000 to nurses for protective gear and pledged his organization’s support to LCP and the Liberian people to aid fight the  Ebola virus in the country.Receiving the donations on behalf of the Executive Director Amb. Juli Endee, the LCP Administrator Yah Bryant thanked Mr. Neyor and his team for the great contributions made to the Liberian people at large.She promised to carry on the Ebola awareness to those counties that are affected with the virus. “We will work tirelessly in making sure Ebola is out of Liberia through a house-to-house approach until this deadly virus is kicked out of our country like polio.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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U17 World Challenge to be broadcast on Moose FM

first_img6:45 p.m. Moose FM is proud to announce broadcast for the upcoming World U17 Hockey Challenge. Moose FM has partnered with the local World U17 Hockey Challenge organizing committees to broadcast a game a day during the tournament.Moose FM will broadcast one game a day starting at 7 p.m. from Fort St. John each night from November 1-3 and November 5. Then November 6 & 7th from Dawson Creek.Here is the broadcast schedule: 6:45 p.m.Advertisement Semi-Final (teams to be decided) from Dawson Creek 6:45 p.m.Advertisement 6:45 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015 Canada Red vs Sweden from FSJ Moose FM’s Chase Charney and the Alaska Highway News sports reporter Byron Hackett will call each game on 100.1 Moose FM in Fort St. John and online at www.moosefm.ca. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Canada Red vs Russia from FSJ Monday, November 2, 2015 Gold Medal Game (teams to be decided) from Dawson Creek7:15 p.m.7:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 7 p.m.Advertisement Thursday, November 5, 2015 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2015 DayGamePre-GamePuck drop Friday, November 6, 2015Advertisement 7 p.m. Quarter Final (teams to be decided) from FSJ – Advertisement -Sunday, November 1, 2015 Canada Red vs Finland from FSJlast_img read more

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Three things we learned from Croatia’s semi win over England

first_imgWith a population of just over four million, Croatia are the smallest nation to reach the final since Uruguay, the winners of the 1950 tournament.AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from Croatia’s victory over England:Extra time hands France further advantageWith the bonus of any extra day’s rest and Croatia having been taken to extra-time for the third time in succession, France will be far the fresher of the two sides in Sunday’s final. Following a clinical 1-0 win over Belgium in Tuesday’s semi-final, Didier Deschamps’ men have played a staggering 90 fewer minutes than their opponents in the knockout rounds. Croatia, who were beaten in extra-time by Portugal at Euro 2016, became just the second team to go to extra-time in three consecutive World Cup games. However unlike England at the 1990 tournament, it was again third time lucky thanks to Mario Mandzukic’s 109th-minute goal.Trippier gives weight to Beckham comparisonFormer Manchester City reject Kieran Trippier, who grew up idolising David Beckham, conjured up an act of brilliance reminiscent of the former England captain. Only Neymar and Kevin De Bruyne have rivalled Trippier in terms of chances created at the World Cup, and the Tottenham defender produced his champagne moment of a breakout tournament for the 27-year-old with England’s opening goal. Trippier’s curling fifth-minute free-kick was his first international goal, a prominent example of the quality of his delivery that has given rise to the “Bury Beckham” moniker, because he was born in Bury near Manchester. It was England’s first goal scored directly from a free-kick at the World Cup since Beckham’s winner against Ecuador in 2006, and the team’s 12th goal of the competition — surpassing the 11 they netted en route to lifting the trophy 1966.Croatia’s turn to break down barriersEngland coach Gareth Southgate had spoken of his young side “breaking down barriers” in Russia after their biggest World Cup win and first penalty shootout triumph, but it was Croatia who forced their way into a relatively closed shop as just the 13th different country to progress to the final in 88 years. Spain, the 2010 champions, were the last first-time finalists in what is now the 21st edition of the competition. It is an achievement all the more remarkable for a country with a population of little more than four million. Only Uruguay — who lifted the inaugural title in 1930, and again in 1950 — has a smaller population among all World Cup finalists.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mario Mandzukic scored the crucial goal to send Croatia into their first World Cup final© AFP Jewel SAMADMOSCOW, Russia, July 12 –  Mario Mandzukic struck an extra-time winner as Croatia defeated England 2-1 on Wednesday to advance to the World Cup final for the first time in the country’s history.Kieran Trippier’s maiden international goal fired England ahead early in Moscow, but Ivan Perisic levelled in the second half before Mandzukic sent Croatia through to a showdown against France on Sunday.last_img read more

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Seaman EXCLUSIVE – I would love Wenger to win the league again to shut people up

first_imgArsenal legend David Seaman has sent a message of warning to the ‘Wenger Out’ brigade, insisting a change in boss could see the Gunners slip further away from top silverware.Supporters have come out in force against Wenger this season after another Premier League title challenge went up in smoke.And though the Arsenal stars achieved redemption of sorts by beating fierce rivals Tottenham to second place on the final day of the season, a large number of fans are still eager for change.This is a big summer for the under-fire Wenger, who fans are hoping will make a number of top signings to strengthen the squad, having made just one last summer – £10million goalkeeper Petr Cech.Cech’s impact was evident this term – the Czech veteran won the golden glove award with 16 league clean sheets – but added attacking verve and defensive stability is surely needed if the Gunners want to end their hunt for top flight glory.Former Arsenal and England No.1 Seaman is fully aware of the team’s recent shortcomings, but he insists getting the axe to fall on stalwart Wenger is not the answer.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Seaman said: “Arsenal had a good season. It wasn’t brilliant because we didn’t win anything, but to finish second is a great achievement.“But there are still doubts; doubts over the manager and the team and whether it can push on.“For me, Arsene is the best. I love the guy and I certainly don’t want to see him leave. I’ve worked with him and know how good he is.“More and more fans getting on the ‘Wenger Out’ bandwagon… and I’m just desperate for him to win the league again just to shut everybody up.“I think the only way you would be able to stop that [the fan backlash] is by signing top quality players. We need the finished article, not the young, up-and-coming guys.“But what frightens me, is that if the club don’t go out and buy these players in the summer, and Arsene does leave, where does that leave Arsenal?“A lot of fans think that the base that Arsene has set is the standard, but it won’t be. It will fall below that if we get a new manager in.”last_img read more

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ONE DONEGAL WOMAN’S PLIGHT TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF GAZA TOMORROW

first_imgAs the death toll in Gaza climbs, one Donegal woman is doing her bit to help those less fortunate than ourselves.A coffee morning will be held in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre, Downings tomorrow from 10am to 1pm.All funds raised will be donated directly to the Al Shifa hospital in Gaza who currently urgently require medical supplies and fuel for their generators to keep lighting and life saving equipment powered as the Israeli strike on the power plant has left Gaza without sufficient capabilities to produce electricity. The coffee morning is being organised by local woman Nuala McGurk who is pleading with people to come along.As well as lovely home-baked produce, there will be face-painting and lots of other things to do.So go along and show your solidarity with the people of Gaza.   ONE DONEGAL WOMAN’S PLIGHT TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF GAZA TOMORROW was last modified: August 14th, 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:coffee morningDowningsGAZAlast_img read more

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ELECTED (INISHOWEN EA) BERNARD MCGUINNESS (FG)

first_imgBernard McGuinness (FG) has been re-elected to the Inishowen EA, following the eleventh count this evening.  ELECTED (INISHOWEN EA) BERNARD MCGUINNESS (FG) was last modified: May 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:newsPoliticslast_img read more

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Raiders TE Jared Cook named to Pro Bowl as alternate

first_imgRaiders tight end Jared Cook will attend his first Pro Bowl after his 10th NFL season, replacing Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in the annual all-star showcase.Cook led the Raiders with a career-high 896 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He finished fourth among tight ends in receiving yards and tied for fourth in touchdowns. Kelce and Colts tight end Eric Ebron were initially named as the AFC’s Pro Bowl tight ends, with Kelce amassing 1,336 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, and Ebron …last_img read more

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The better team won, as Sharks beaten at own game

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device ST. LOUIS — Joe Thornton exited the handshake line with the St. Louis Blues before he made his way toward the bench. He handed his stick to a security guard right after he got off the ice and disappeared underneath the stands after a game for perhaps the final time in his Hall of Fame-worthy career.There were many questions for the Sharks to comprehend after their 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the …last_img read more

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