Jerome Kaino to return to rugby

first_imgPhoto: MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES  Caption: Jerome Kaino is set to return to rugby for Auckland in their Mitre 10 Cup match against Taranaki at Eden Park on Saturday evening. The All Blacks have advised that Kaino will assemble with the Auckland team ahead of their Mitre 10 Cup match against Taranaki on Saturday night.Kaino was not included in the match day squad for the All Blacks for their Bledisloe Cup test against Australia in Sydney on August 19 and returned home to deal with a personal matter following the publication of a story in the Australian media on the morning of the match. The Daily Telegraph in Sydney alleged he had had an affair with a model named Tara Pokarier. Liam Squire played a blinder for the All Blacks in Kaino’s customary blindside flanker position in the test.Kaino was not considered for selection for the return match in Dunedin on August 26 or the test this Saturday in New Plymouth against Argentina.last_img

The defense recidivizes

first_imgThe current streak it is Similary to another of beginning of the season, when Madrid conceded seven goals in the sum of the matches before Villarreal (2), Levante (2) and PSG (3). That bad moment cost Madrid two points in the League and a bad start in the Champions League that generated many doubts. This time the Madrid has left others two points and It has been seen out of the Copa del Rey.Weakness Passages that blur one almost immaculate trajectory Of theReal Madrid effense this campaign. Carries 16 goals against, matching their best records in the league on day 24, dating from the 1964-65, 1971-72, 1972-73 and 1987-88 seasons. And Courtois (13 goals in 21 games) route to him first Zamora of a Real Madrid goalkeeper since the one who got Boxes in 2007-2008.Vulnerable momentsSmolov scored in the 7 ‘and Santi Mina in the 85’. The two goals conceded for Madrid against him Celtic occurred in two of the match sections in which the white set manifests more vulnerable in league. Those of Zidane have received five goals in the first quarter of an hour of the game, another five in the fourth quarter of the final hour and also five between 61 and 75 minutes. However, alone they have marked him one in the first 15 minutes after the break and has managed to remain impassable in the half hour prior to the intermission. In those more than two months, in addition to the two goals he received from the Parisian team only the Alaves, the Witches, the Valencia by double game (one in the League and one in the Super Cup), the Seville Y Unionists they managed to drill the goal of Courtois. In that period of lock in the Madrid goal, the white rear managed to connect two streaks of three games without scoring. The Real Madrid he stumbles on his old flaws when they already seemed forgotten. White team has conceded seven goals in their last three official matches: four from Real Sociedad in Copa and one from Osasuna and two from Celta in Liga. As many as in the previous fifteen games, which comprise from the November 26 from 2019 (PSG visit to the Bernabéu) until the derby against Atlético (February 1, 2020).last_img read more

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Senior Flyers begin NPHL season with 3-0 win over Falher

first_imgRobbie Sidhu got things started early in the first period to open the scoring. His goal was the only marker in the period for either squad as the Flyers also had the edge in shots at 13-10.In the second frame Sidhu added his second goal of the game. The Flyers added another goal with less than two minutes left in the period to take a 3-0 lead.There was no scoring in the third, but the Flyers controlled most of the play as they dominated the shots in the final 20 minutes at 14-6.- Advertisement -Scoring for the Flyers were Robbie Sidhu (2), and Adam Horst. Final shots were 42-26 in favour of Fort St. John. Jared Andersen was in goal for the shutout.The team will be in Grimshaw on Thursday night and will play each other again in a rematch back in Fort St. John this Saturday at 8:30 p.m.last_img

Caltech basketball team featured in documentary

first_imgA private screening of “Quantum Hoops” was held Tuesday at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium for nearly 200 students and professors who have experienced the more recent decades of loss firsthand. But for those not familiar with Caltech’s record, Greenwald warns that “Quantum Hoops” doesn’t project the familiar story of underdogs who turn around to win a championship – although the team did win a non-conference game against Bard College the season after the documentary wrapped. Winning used to be impossible, he said. Now, as he says in the film, “It’s not impossible, just improbable.” (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4494 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Quantum Hoops” follows the tail end of the Beavers’ 2006 season as they attempt, unsuccessfully, to win a single game and break a 21-year losing streak. Interspersed into the action, first-time documentarian Rick Greenwald also weaves into the story the surprisingly rich sports history at Caltech. The film includes interviews with members of the school’s 1954 basketball team – which shocked the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference by winning a championship – and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Caltech de- feated Popovich’s Pomona- Pitzer team in the 1980s – one of only two Beaver wins for the decade. PASADENA – Roy Dow fondly recalls his first day coaching the Caltech Beavers as a complete disaster. The basketball team hadn’t won a game since 1985, and scanning the court, he said he could see why. “That first day I didn’t even know what sport we were playing. The balls were flying everywhere. The sidelines didn’t seem to mean much,” said the coach, who took the position after a 21-year coaching career at Colby College in upstate New York. Four years later, Dow and his team – which includes eight high school valedictorians but only two high school basketball players – are the subject of a feature-length documentary, which recently won the Top 10 Audience Choice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. last_img read more

Attorney general heeds own advice on badges

first_imgAround the state, honorary badges have been handed out to an untold number of city council members, county supervisors, animal-control officers, prosecutors, public defenders, law enforcement auxiliary groups, ceremonial mounted posses, courtroom clerks, emergency dispatchers and others. The attorney general’s opinion was requested by a Riverside County official after controversies there and in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. There were published reports involving misuse of honorary badges issued by law enforcement agencies or state legislators. Earlier this year, the Legislature banned members from issuing honorary badges. In Riverside County, prosecutors and Sheriff’s Department volunteers and employees other than sworn sheriff’s deputies will no longer carry badges issued by the sheriff, officials said. The attorney general’s staff noted that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had issued identification cards at one point to political supporters and that the San Bernardino County district attorney had issued honorary badges. Those cards and badges have been returned to authorities. SACRAMENTO – The Attorney General’s Office is reclaiming honorary police-type badges it distributed to its 1,200 staff attorneys in Los Angeles and elsewhere because of the potential for misuse. In turn, local enforcement agencies have been advised to review their honorary-badge policies after the Attorney General’s Office determined the practice illegal because badges could be misused by people who are not sworn peace officers. Cases have come to light over the years in Southern California involving people attempting to avoid traffic citations or gain entry to restricted events by flashing honorary badges. The agencies that issue the badges – and by extension, taxpayers – could be subject to civil liability for any injury resulting from misuse of such a badge, according to a formal opinion issued by the Attorney General’s Office. One controversy arose after a legislative staffer for Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, D-Compton, showed a legislative badge during an arrest on suspicion of drunk driving. It was one of several such badges purchased by Dymally and handed out to family, staff, donors and others. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, promptly banned legislators from issuing honorary badges. The Attorney General’s Office, in addition to issuing a formal opinion, ordered a recall of badges the office had issued to staff members over the years. “The attorney general’s deputies are in the process of turning the badges in throughout the state,” said Gareth Lacy, a spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Brown. Lacy said the badges were issued long before Brown took office in January. Badges are being collected from deputy attorneys in the Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego offices. New badges are being prepared that clearly say “Not a peace officer” on their face. “It’s up to the individual attorneys whether they want a new one, whether they want (another) credential, or nothing,” Lacy said. “They don’t have to have anything.” steve.geissinger@angnewspapers.com160Want 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

Excerpts from President Bush’s address

first_imgOn the principle of “Return on Success”: The principle guiding my decisions on troop levels in Iraq is “return on success.” The more successful we are, the more American troops can return home. And in all we do, I will ensure that our commanders on the ground have the troops and flexibility they need to defeat the enemy. On coming together as a Nation to support this mission: Americans want our country to be safe, and our troops to begin coming home from Iraq. Yet those of us who believe success in Iraq is essential to our security, and those who believe we should bring our troops home, have been at odds. Now, because of the measure of success we are seeing in Iraq, we can begin seeing troops come home. The way forward I have described tonight makes it possible, for the first time in years, for people who have been on opposite sides of this difficult debate to come together. On an enduring relationship with Iraq that requires many fewer American troops: This vision for a reduced American presence also has the support of Iraqi leaders from all communities. At the same time, they understand that their success will require U.S. political, economic, and security engagement that extends beyond my Presidency. These Iraqi leaders have asked for an enduring relationship with America. And we are ready to begin building that relationship – in a way that protects our interests in the region and requires many fewer American troops. On why we must succeed: The success of a free Iraq is critical to the security of the United States. Realizing this vision will be difficult – but it is achievable. Our military commanders believe we can succeed. Our diplomats believe we can succeed. And for the safety of future generations of Americans, we must succeed. Whatever political party you belong to, whatever your position on Iraq, we should be able to agree that America has a vital interest in preventing chaos and providing hope in the Middle East. We should be able to agree that we must defeat al Qaeda, counter Iran, help the Afghan government, work for peace in the Holy Land, and strengthen our military so we can prevail in the struggle against terrorists and extremists. So tonight I want to speak to Members of the United States Congress: Let us come together on a policy of strength in the Middle East. I thank you for providing crucial funds and resources for our military. And I ask you to join me in supporting the recommendations General Petraeus has made, and the troop levels he has asked for. On the gains we are making in Iraq: Some say the gains we are making in Iraq come too late. They are mistaken. It is never too late to deal a blow to al Qaeda. It is never too late to advance freedom. And it is never too late to support our troops in a fight they can win.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On the success of the surge: The premise of our strategy is that securing the Iraqi population is the foundation for all other progress… The goal of the surge is to provide that security – and to help prepare Iraqi forces to maintain it. As I will explain tonight, our success in meeting these objectives now allows us to begin bringing some of our troops home. On political progress: Now the Iraqi government must bring the same determination to achieving reconciliation. This is an enormous undertaking after more than three decades of tyranny and division. The government has not met its own legislative benchmarks – and in my meetings with Iraqi leaders, I have made it clear that they must. Yet Iraq’s national leaders are getting some things done. For example, they have passed a budget. They are sharing oil revenues with the provinces… And local reconciliation is taking place. The key now is to link this progress in the provinces to progress in Baghdad. As local politics change, so will national politics. Tonight President Bush will address the Nation from the Oval Office to lay out his plan for the way forward in Iraq. Below are early excerpts from the President’s Address: On keeping us safe here at home: In Iraq, an ally of the United States is fighting for its survival. Terrorists and extremists who are at war with us around the world are seeking to topple Iraq’s government, dominate the region, and attack us here at home. This ally has placed its trust in the United States. And tonight, our moral and strategic imperatives are one: We must help Iraq defeat those who threaten its future – and also threaten ours. last_img read more


first_imgA Kerrykeel man known as ‘Elvis’ has been fined €50 for being intoxicated.Gardai told Letterkenny District Court that they had received reports of a man on a bike asking for money from people in the car park of the LIDL supermarket in Milford.Garda Enda Jennings told the court told the court that he knew the man as Frank McGroary of Kerrykeel. He said the 68 year old was well-known in the area as ‘Elvis’ and was a pitiful sight due to his drink problem.On the day in question Garda Jennings said McGroary was attempting to speak to people in cars with children in them.The Garda said he told McGroary that he was due in court but the accused said the Garda must have the wrong man as he said he was never in court in his life.Judge Paul Kelly fined McGroary €50 and gave him one month to pay.‘ELVIS’ IS FINED €50 FOR BEING DRUNK IN KERRYKEEL was last modified: April 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:donegaldrunkElvisFrank McGroaryGardaiKERRYKEELlast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Continues MVC Play At Valpo

first_imgFollowing this weekend’s match, the Bulldogs will return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center Saturday, April 14, to play Illinois State. Print Friendly Version The Valparaiso women’s tennis team currently holds an overall record 5-8. The Bulldogs will be playing against Valparaiso after they take on UIC April 4. Des Moines, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team continues MVC action on Saturday as the Bulldogs travel to Valparaiso, Ind. to square off against the Valparaiso Crusaders.Drake is coming off of a tough weekend in Des Moines battling two in-state rivals, UNI and Iowa State. The team took a hard loss 4-3 against Iowa State Thursday evening and had a comeback victory over UNI Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs hold an 11-5 overall record with a 1-0 conference mark.Senior Summer Brills lead the Bulldogs last weekend as she went 2-0 in singles to be named this week’s MVC Singles Player of the Week. She cruised past Iowa State’s Maty Cancini 6-2, 6-1 and UNI’s Gisela Kemper, 6-1, 6-2.last_img read more

QPR v Man City line-ups: Zamora in, fit-again duo on bench, City trio out

first_imgBobby Zamora is restored to the QPR starting line-up for the game against Manchester City, who are without Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Aleksander Kolarov.Zamora’s return means Junior Hoilett drops to the bench, while fit-again former City players Joey Barton and Nedum Onuoha are also among the Rangers substitutes. QPR: Green, Isla, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Vargas, Sandro, Henry, Fer, Zamora, Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Phillips, Barton, Onuoha, Kranjcar, Hoilett. Man City: Hart, Sagna, Clichy, Demichelis, Mangala, Fernando, Fernandinho, Nasri, Navas, Toure, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Zabaleta, Milner, Dzeko, Jovetic, Lampard, Boyata. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img