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first_imgIn what is a joint partnership, the majority stakeholder in the NRL franchise will be the Carlaw Heritage Trust, which is an arm of the Auckland Rugby League.An Auckland business with a long-standing history of supporting rugby league, Autex Industries, has partnered with the Trust in the purchase.Trust and Auckland Rugby League chairperson Cameron McGregor said they are clear in their immediate primary focus.”We’re here for the long term and we want to bring stability to the club.”I’m sure with Autex and ourselves we will provide that. It’s all about the future and providing the platform to enable the club to go into the future with confidence.”The sale of the club comes at a time when, after several years of poor results, the team is performing well.For the first time in their history, the Warriors won their first five games of the season and after eight rounds they are third on the NRL ladder with six wins and just two losses to their name.McGregor provided assurance for fans and followers who may be worried that new ownership would mean a raft of changes just when the team appeared in strong shape.”We have no desire to come in and make any immediate changes.”We’re here to support Cameron [George] and his team and what they are doing now,” he said.”We’re looking for stability in the club and we want to bring some financial strength to the club as well.”McGregor also said they want kids in Auckland and around the country to grow up wanting to play for the Warriors and knowing that is possible.”We see this as an opportunity long term to re-establish the pathways in our games, so our under-sixes playing out there now have a vision to be able to play to right through to the professional level and the NRL.”Club chief executive Cameron George was happy to have any potential distraction the sale brought behind them and believed they could move forward with confidence.George said his initial discussions with the Carlaw Park Heritage Trust, who had a 67 percent stake, and partners Autex Industries had been positive.”To have support from the new owners is really great.”I’ve had a good discussion with these gentleman and they’ve certainly demonstrated that to this point and I’m sure that will go forward.”There’s been a couple of months where there’s been some question marks about different things and different people and different comments and statements, but I’m really excited about what we can all do together.”last_img read more

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Jamie Vardy became the first player to score in 11 straight English Premier League (EPL) games in helping Leicester draw 1-1 with Manchester United, capping a frenzied day of goals and drama that ended with Manchester City back in first place.Vardy beat former United star Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record – held since 2003 – for netting in consecutive games by scoring in the 24th minute at King Power Stadium yesterday, continuing a stunning run that began in late August.”It’s unbelievable,” said Vardy, who was playing non-league football four seasons ago and wasn’t even a regular starter for Leicester last season.Leicester began the day in first place, scarcely believable given the team narrowly fought off relegation only last season, but slipped to second after conceding an equaliser to Bastian Schweinsteiger in first-half injury time.Man City reclaimed top spot after grabbing three of the 25 goals scored across six matches – an unprecedented total in the Premier League for that number of games.City beat Southampton 3-1 at home to end a sobering week on a high, following losses to Liverpool in the Premier League and Juventus in the Champions League.DE BRUYNE NETS OPENING GOALRecord signing Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal for City, with the playmaker setting up the others for Fabian Delph and Aleksandar Kolarov.The most dramatic game was at Dean Court, where Junior Stanislas scored Bournemouth’s last-gasp equaliser in a wild 3-3 draw against Everton. Four of the game’s goals went in from the 80th, with Ross Barkley scoring in the fifth minute of stoppage time to restore the lead for Everton.Newcastle dropped into the bottom three after losing 5-1 at Crystal Palace. Sunderland capitalised on the sending-off of Ryan Shawcross soon after half-time to beat Stoke 2-0 through goals in the final eight minutes by Patrick van Aanholt and Duncan Watmore.Aston Villa are five points adrift in last place after matching the club’s longest run without a victory – 13 games – by losing 3-2 to Watford.Vardy’s record-breaking goal was typical for a player who has become one of the hottest properties in English football. Racing onto a through-ball behind the defence and one-on-one with the goalkeeper David de Gea, Vardy took a touch, composed himself, and shot powerfully into the bottom corner.He wheeled away in celebration, pointing repeatedly to his chest, shouting out loudly and taking in the adulation of the crowd before getting mobbed by teammates.”I’ve just been keeping my head down this week, not letting it sink in my head and just concentrate,” Vardy said. “It was just another game we tried to get three points from.”last_img read more

first_img“These teams are good teams, playoff teams,” Pacers guard Wesley Matthews said. “They are what we are gearing ourselves up for and we have to do a better job.”The Clippers led by 17 early in the fourth only to see the Pacers close within five. Gallinari re-entered the game and promptly hit a 3-pointer that ended Indiana’s 16-7 run.Beverley made a 3-pointer and Gallinari and Gilgeous-Alexander combined to make four straight free throws that extended the Clippers’ lead to 106-97.Los Angeles closed the third by scoring eight straight points to lead 89-75 going into the fourth.TIP-INSPacers: G Darren Collison (right quad contusion) missed his first game of the season after starting the previous 71. … It’s their longest road losing streak since dropping eight in a row from March 6-April 2, 2017. … They had won five in a row against the Clippers.Clippers: Beat Indiana at home for the first time since Dec. 17, 2014. … Prevented the Pacers from sweeping the season series for a third straight year. … Four of their final 10 regular-season games are against Milwaukee, Houston, Golden State and Utah. The Bucks and Warriors have already clinched spots.THE DOC IS INRivers denied rumors before the game that he’s interested in leaving to coach the Lakers.The Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy. Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points, Montrezl Harrell had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers beat Indiana 115-109 on Tuesday night, preventing the Pacers from clinching a playoff berth.“The roster changes definitely helped us in many ways,” said rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored on back-to-back layups when the Clippers led by four points with 2½ minutes to go and the shot clock winding down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The clock gave me no choice,” he said. “I just wanted to be aggressive and make something happen.”Clinging to a 110-107 lead, Lou Williams hit a pullup jumper with 40 seconds left to stop a 5-0 run by Indiana. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, center signals after making a three-point basket next to Indiana Pacers’ Wesley Matthews (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES  — Off to an 8-1 start in March, the Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward the playoffs, something critics figured they were giving up on after trading leading scorer Tobias Harris and making other moves in February.Instead, they’re holding onto the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference and within reach of a higher seed.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tyreke Evans answered with a layup that again drew the Pacers within three.After a timeout, Bojanc Bogdanovic slipped defending Patrick Beverley, who scored and then made a rolling dice motion.Bogdanovic slipped again on the Pacers’ final possession and they failed to score over the final 33 seconds.“Just not enough,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. “We’ve got to get sharper with our execution, got to get stronger with the basketball. Got to make plays. We’ve got to make our breaks.”Evans and Bogdanovic scored 19 points each for the Pacers, whose road skid extended to seven straight games. Doug McDermott added 17 points and Domantas Sabonis had 13 points and a career-high-tying 16 rebounds playing the second night of a back-to-back.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. D’Angelo Russell drops career-best 44 as Nets rally past Kings Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rivers and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer agreed to a shorter contract extension last year that included an opt-out after this season. However, Rivers said that’s being replaced with a long-term deal.“Straight and upfront, I’m going to be here until Steve says ‘Get out,’” he said.HE SAID IT“It’s the West. You let down, you’re out.” — Rivers.UP NEXTPacers: Visit Golden State on Thursday to end four-game Western swing.Clippers: At Cleveland on Friday to open a four-game Eastern trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

first_imgJust over a month after a joint operation at the Camp Street Prison unearthed a quantity of prohibited items, another raid was conducted on Saturday morning which led to the discovery of narcotics, among other contraband items.Camp Street PrisonThe raid was carried out by members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Prisons Service and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF). Among the items found are 448 grams of narcotics, 18 cellular phones, 16 phone chargers, 39 improvised weapons, 39 lighters, 53 packs of cigarettes, 126 razor blades, 14 SIM cards for mobile phones and three memory cards.In mid-November, following the announcement of a possible domestic security threat, the Joint Services conducted a search at the same institution and found 21 improvised weapons and knives, 20 razor blades, 558 grams of marijuana, 22 cellular phones and five gallons of homemade wine, along with a number of other banned items.This was alarming since the last raid on the correctional institution was done on November 12, 2016, which meant that the contraband items accumulated in just over a month.After the raid in November, the Public Security Ministry in a release assured the public that it will continue to work closely with the Guyana Prison Service and the Joint Services to address on-going security weaknesses at the nation’s correctional facilities.In March, a similar raid at the Georgetown prison resulted in one of the most deadly unrests in the country, causing the death of 17 inmates and injuring several others, including prison officers at the city penitentiary.Inmates on remand at the facility started to protest after prison officials seized several contraband items during a raid at the Capital A section on March 2, 2016. In retaliation, the prisoners started several fires that night and another the following morning, which turned out to be deadly.Then on March 4, 2016, angry inmates lashed out again, kicking out the entire wooden wall of one of the buildings located in the Southern section of the compound. This occurred mainly because the inmates protested the conditions of the prison, with the number one complaint being overcrowding.In this regard, the Government has set aside $369 millionin the 2017 National Budget to rehabilitate the Mazaruni Prison which in turn will address the overcrowding at the Camp Street penitentiary. This is the first phase of a $2 billion investment into the Mazaruni Prison.last_img read more

first_imgBut Guardiola stuck by the England international and has been rewarded this season as Stones has contributed to six clean sheets in City’s last seven games, helping the club to top spot in the Premier League.“Really good,” Stones said when asked how Guardiola had helped him last season. “Always positive and wanting me to do better and that’s what I try to repay him on the pitch.“The games this season speak for themselves: clean sheets both in the Champions League and Premier League. I feel like I’m developing as a player and a person under him.“That’s all down to the players around me, him and the staff that are there. All I want to do is keep this run going and see where it takes us.”Stones produced a strong performance in City’s 1-0 win at defending champions Chelsea last Saturday and he agreed it was one of his most impressive displays in City’s colours.“I think I’ve always been moving in the right direction. Everyone has their ups and downs,” he told journalists ahead of England’s penultimate World Cup qualifier at home to Slovenia on Thursday.“We’ve started this season well as a team. It was an important match against Chelsea. They won the league last season.“It was an important game to keep the run going and keep another clean sheet. Defensively, on a personal note, it was maybe one of the best games I’ve played in.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England’s defender John Stones produced several error-strewn displays last season after joining City from Everton in a £47.5 million ($62.9 million, 53.6 million euros) move © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 4 – Manchester City centre-back John Stones says he is determined to repay manager Pep Guardiola for the faith he showed in him during his difficult first season at the Etihad Stadium.Stones, 23, produced several error-strewn displays last season after joining City from Everton in a £47.5 million ($62.9 million, 53.6 million euros) move that made him the world’s second most expensive defender.last_img read more

first_img1 Sunderland are out of the relegation zone after a goalless draw with Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.The Blacks Cats were well worthy of their point and perhaps should have claimed all three against a disappointing Gunners team.They had numerous chances to win the match but the stalemate is enough to move Sam Allardyce’s side above Norwich on goal difference and into 17th in the Premier League table.For Arsenal, their failure to win will give Manchester United hope that they can snatch the final Champions League qualification place.Arsene Wenger’s men remain fourth but United, sitting fifth, will close the gap to just two points if they win their game in hand.In a scrappy start, Sunderland struggled to keep hold of the ball and Arsenal had the first sight of goal when Alex Iwobi broke forward and flashed a shot wide of Vito Mannone’s right-hand post.Olivier Giroud then saw an effort pushed away by Mannone before the Sunderland goalkeeper was called into action again soon after to keep out Per Mertesacker’s header.The may have looked nervy in the opening stages, but Sunderland were not short on energy and soon grabbed a foothold in the game.As their confidence grew, Yann M’Vila, Wahbi Khazri and Lee Cattermole all tried their luck from distance before Patrick van Aanholt came within inches of giving the home side the lead with a powerful, dipping free-kick which beat Petr Cech but not the woodwork.Sunderland were pressing Arsenal relentlessly but the visitors were enjoying the majority of possession and Ozil’s deflected shot was kept out by Mannone as they signalled their attacking threat.The Sunderland shot-stopper then produced an ever better stop to keep out Alexis Sanchez’s well-struck free-kick.But Sunderland came charging back and Jermain Defoe thought he should have had a penalty when his goal-bound effort struck Mertersacker’s left arm in the visitors’ box.Referee Mike Dean was unmoved, however, and it was the same story minutes later when Arsenal had an appeal of their own turned down after Iwobi’s shot was blocked by the arm of DeAndre Yedlin.Sunderland, arguably in greater need of the three points than their opponents, began the second half with more urgency.Defoe was looking lively and saw an effort beaten away by Cech. The Gunners goalkeeper then reacted quickly to keep out M’Vila’s follow-up.Sunderland were well in the ascendancy and Defoe’s clever chip over Cech fell agonisingly wide before Lamine Kone failed to get a touch on a Khazri corner with the goal at his mercy.Arsenal were struggling to create anything of note, although they were almost gifted an opener when Mannone came tearing out of his box and missed the ball. Luckily for him, Younes Kaboul was on hand to clear the danger.Arsene Wenger introduced Jack Wilshere with seven minutes remaining as he looked for inspiration – the midfielder’s first taste of action since May 2015.He had little chance to make an impact but Arsenal almost fashioned an underserved winner when Sanchez struck a fierce effort from just outside the Sunderland box which Mannone did well to keep out.That was to prove the final action of the game, and while Sunderland will be disappointed not to have claimed the win, they have at least put survival in their own hands.For Arsenal, this was an uninspiring performance which will give United real hope they can beat their rivals to a top-four spot. Jermain Defoe appeals for a penalty during Sunderland’s draw with Arsenal last_img read more

first_imgBUSINESS: The Donegal Women in Business Network is a voluntary led networking channel for women who wish to enhance and expand their business contacts and grow their businesses and there are currently over 200 members spread throughout the entire county from a wide industry sector.Formed in 1998, the network has now evolved, 18 years later into a dynamic and growing membership of women with diverse backgrounds, industries and careers who meet to share their knowledge and experience and promote their businesses.Outgoing President, Grace Ann McGarvey is extending on behalf of the network committee, an invite to  all Women who work in, own or run a Business in Donegal to attend their upcoming Networking event & AGM on October 25th. Grace Ann herself, has been a member of the Donegal Women in Business for a long number of years, Public Relations Offer for the past 5 years & Network President for the past 2 years. Commenting on the upcoming AGM Grace Ann said;“The network is an invaluable resource for business women in the county to meet and learn about best practice in running a small business, from experts in various fields and from experts within the network. It is open to all women with an interest in business. Whether you are the owner of the business or involved in running the business either as a partner, family member or manager, any woman can join! We encourage the promoting and supporting of each others products and services and encourage learning from the experiences of others.”“The networking events held discussed topics such as, marketing yourself, following up with contacts, building relationships, using social media as a networking tool, accessing finance and time management, to name but a few!”“ I would like to personally thank the ladies of the network for attending our workshops & events, the great hard working voluntary ladies that we have working in the network. Rachel Wasson, Rosemary Lyons, Shona Chambers, Denise McClintock, Karen Murphy, Fiona O’Reilly, Fiona Higgins, Maureen Walsh & Catherine Lyster and I wish the new committee every success for the future”.“If you would like to join us for our upcoming networking event & AGM, on Tuesday October 25th, 7pm at Gallaghers Hotel, Letterkenny. On the night we will be electing a new committee, so if you would like to become part of the network or would like to join the network committee, send  an RSVP to, to confirm your attendance for numbers on the night and feel free to share with anyone whom you might think would like to come, look forward to seeing you there.”Donegal Women in Business to host AGM next week was last modified: October 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AGMBusinessdonegalNetworkingnewsWomenlast_img read more

first_img“Lúthchleasaithe Uladh na Bliana Bronnta ar Bheirt Scolaire de Ghairmscoil Chú Uladh”Comhghairdeas le Aaron Mac Floinn (3ú bliain) agus Lauren ní Cheallacháin (1ú bliain) a bhí bronnta le na gradaim ‘ Lúthchleasaithe Uladh na Bliana, 2014’ as a gcuid éachtaí sa lúthcleasaíocht lena gclub Finn Valley Ac ar na mallaibh.Pictured above are Finn valley AC and Gairmscoil Chú Uladh pupils Aaron Mac Floinn and Lauren ní Cheallacháin who were awarded ‘Ulster Athletes of the Year’ in their perspective disciplines recently.Congratulations to the duo on this wonderful achievement from the talented athletes.  Caption To read :   “Lúthchleasaithe Uladh na Bliana Bronnta ar Bheirt Scolaire de Ghairmscoil Chú Uladh”Comhghairdeas le Aaron Mac Floinn (3ú bliain) agus Lauren ní Cheallacháin (1ú bliain) a bhí bronnta le na gradaim ‘ Lúthchleasaithe Uladh na Bliana, 2014’ as a gcuid éachtaí sa lúthcleasaíocht lena gclub Finn Valley Ac ar na mallaibh.          ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC ATHLETES AWARDED ULSTER ATHLETES OF THE YEAR TITLES was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsFinn Valley ACSportUlster Titleslast_img read more

first_imgDean Saunders has explained how Kylian Mbappe is similar to Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.Mbappe hit the headlines on Saturday afternoon after he scored a brace and won a penalty in France’s 4-3 defeat of Argentina in the World Cup round-of-16. 3 Mbappe won a penalty after he was fouled by Marcos Rojo It was the latest stage in the teenager’s rise to stardom, following his incredible 2016/17 season with Monaco, and his £166million move to Paris Saint-Germain, initially on a year-long loan deal, last summer.Mbappe scored 26 goals and created a further 14 in that brilliant campaign for Monaco, before adding a further 21 goals and 16 assists in 2017/18 for PSG.His brace on Saturday took his goal tally for France to seven in just 19 appearances, and his second against Argentina might be the best of the lot; running onto Olivier Giroud’s perfectly timed pass, he struck a brilliant side-footed shot which curled away from Franco Armani in goal and nestled in the side netting.However, Mbappe’s most eye-catching moment of the match was the run he made which resulted in France being awarded a penalty from which Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring. 3 Mbappe showed off all his ability in France’s defeat of Argentina center_img 3 “I played with Ryan Giggs,” Saunders said on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, “and he was quicker with the ball than without the ball at times.“When he started running with the ball it wouldn’t leave his foot for more than 12 inches.“If I was running with the ball I’d have to kick it out my feet and it gives defenders the chance to tackle me.“And he’s [Mbappe] got that; when he’s running he seems to be quicker with the ball.“You can see why they’ve [Paris Saint-Germain] paid £166million for him.” Giggs scored one of the most famous goals in English football history against Arsenal after a brilliant dribble in an FA Cup semi-final replay Picking up the ball midway inside France’s half of the pitch, the 19-year-old outpaced four Argentina players before Marcos Rojo – the fourth player – fouled him in the area.It was a perfect display of Mbappe’s speed, but also of his technical ability, as he remained in control of the ball for the entire dribble.And this ability is why Mbappe reminds Dean Saunders, the former Liverpool forward, of Ryan Giggs.last_img read more

first_imgThere is a Bake Sale in O’Donnell Park this morning between 11am and 12:30pm to support the Féile fundraising campaign.This year St Eunan’s are taking on the mammoth task of sending 4 teams to Féile (Boys & Girls football and Camogie & Hurling).  BAKE SALE FOR FEILE TEAMS AT O’DONNELL PARK THIS MORNING was last modified: April 26th, 2015 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:bake salefeile 2015fundraiserst eunanlast_img read more