Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick said that he is proud of the Lady Crocs performance despite losses in all three of their matches in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Tournament.The Jamaicans went down 54-0 to Japan late on Wednesday night (Jamaica time), before a 68-0 loss to China. They would then return to give a more creditable performance early Thursday morning (Jamaica time) but still lost 22-7 to The Netherlands, with their only try coming from Dae-Marie Whyte.However, Benzwick said he found positives in the performances as the team is new to, and unfamiliar with the competition and said that there are things to build on ahead of Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in November.GIRLS FLUSTERED”In the game against Japan, we were basically static,” he said. “We didn’t get the ball moving around and we didn’t have any patience, so the girls were flustered. China were an even better team than Japan and they gave us a pretty decent lesson in how sevens can be played at any level.”But we have learnt a lot from this and put up a pretty decent showing against The Netherlands, a better game, a few breakdowns here and there and we came away with a decent try.Benzwick describes the Lady Crocs’ experience in Hong Kong as a challenge because of what he describes as “a high level playing game”.”We have now come to understand how much work we need to do to get ourselves to that level. They now understand what needs to be done – that there’s more that the body needs to be put through, and our technique, our style of play needs to be defined.”The JRFU will now turn its attention to the men’s campaign as the Crocs are in action this morning (Jamaica time), first facing Germany, then Tonga, then Uganda at 9:44 this evening.
Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol, left, drives against New York Knicks’ DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)MEMPHIS, Tennessee— Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was a late scratch for Tuesday night’s home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves as trade chatter for the veteran accelerated.Gasol was not listed on Memphis’ injured list earlier in the day, but coach J.B. Bickerstaff announced he would not play. Asked to elaborate on the reason for Gasol’s absence, Bickerstaff declined.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Mighty Sports sweeps group stage in Dubai tilt In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers But shortly before Bickerstaff addressed the media in his pregame availability, The Athletic reported that the Grizzlies were in talks with the Charlotte Hornets regarding a possible trade involving Gasol.The Grizzlies told Gasol and point guard Mike Conley two weeks ago that the organization would begin listening to offers for the two longest-tenured teammates in the NBA. Conley was drafted fourth in the 2007 NBA draft, and Gasol joined the organization after he was part of a trade that sent older brother Pau to the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 1, 2008.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGasol is averaging 15.7 points and 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists this season. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES View comments 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
Regular season:MVP – Payden WongstedtTop forward – Cody KalbTop defenceman – Payden WongstedtMost improved – Cody HildebrandBest dice player – TSP (worst – Bill Snow) A couple of days removed from the game four loss in Grande Prairie, and I’m still not sure I have a ton to say about it. Talking to a few of the coaches and players on the bus, the consensus is, the Wheelers simply wanted it more. But, that’s not to say that the pups didn’t try. In their first games of their round series against Beaverlodge, the pups didn’t try. But against GP, they put in an effort, and also got better as the series wore on. It’s tough to argue with a sweep, and while the Huskies may have had more talent on the ice, it wasn’t such a huge gap that Grande Prairie couldn’t overcome it. Inspired by internet pioneer Dave Dawson in Whitecourt, the Wheelers figured out how to play hockey, and play it very well. So props to Grande Prairie on excellent team play, team defence, and team discipline. Grande Prairie has several stud D-men, two capable goalies, a promising coach, and depth up front, so it should be no surprise that they were as good as they were this year, and no-one should be surprised to see them at least compete with Whitecourt. As soon as a team is eliminated, we naturally start looking ahead to next year, and what the 2010/2011 version will look like. For the Huskies, the challenge will be dealing with 7 guys eligible to return as overage players, with only 4 spots up for grabs. As well, there are a few guys that have already become key players (such as Sidhu, Campbell, and Gullickson) who are still junior age, but may head on to bigger and better things. As well, the team may be needing a new coach next year, with BK now three years in. BK has so far declined to make an official statement on his return, but my sense is that he’ll be moving on, and deservedly so. I mean, it’s a lot of late nights, and weekends, and for a guy with a family and a career, that’s tough to keep up. BK has given a lot to this organization, and if he elects to move on, it’s my hope he will be answered with a resounding “okay Bob, we appreciate you doing it for 3 years.”But, despair not. Anyone who’s seen the Trackers play this year (or knows how hockey works in FSJ) will agree there’s plenty of talent waiting in the wings. The three guys that played on the blue line for the pups in the playoffs (Poggenpohl, Walters, Green) all have bundles of skill, and the only question may turn out to be what level they decide to play at. As well, you’ve got guys like P Wongstedt, K Norris, R Sidhu, C Hildebrand, all of the Macs, and both Apsassins all still eligible to play. I know there are a ton of people in this community, so finding someone to coach this team should be feasible. I’m also of the opinion that Jeremy Clothier could do it himself, if you give him a couple of dedicated helpers. In closing, I’ll just say another kudos to the Huskies on a strong season, and thanks for letting us be part of it again. But, there are lots of good things to say about the Huskies, now that the season is over. We can start with the individual awards. Cody Kalb finally won the NWJHL scoring title, after being close for the past couple of seasons. CK continued to put up points in the playoffs, posting pretty much the same numbers as in the regular season (71 points in 34 games in the season / 20 points in 9 games in the playoffs). I think it’s safe to say goalies around the league will be glad to never again see CK play Jr. hockey, and that the pups will miss his consistent production. Robbie Sidhu was a well-chosen NWJHL rookie of the year, and his spot on the top line amplifies his selection. When you consider that Dylan A. won the award two years ago, and Kole Norris was robbed last year, it helps show the depth of hockey in this town, and also the strength of the Tracker-Flyer program. And so, to wrap things up, I thought we would name JZ and MF’s 2009/2010 awards. As you probably guessed, our awards come with no trophy, no cash, no prize, and no fame. Playoff three stars:1) Cody Kalb2) Luke McInerney3) Brighton CampbellOther names up for consideration were Tyson Pederson and Kole Norris, who both impressed in the playoffs. So, at the end of the day, it’s only March, and 2010/2011 is already looking good. JZ- Advertisement –
His coif, however, featuring shaved sides and a blond-dyed mop at the front, was unmissable.The look sent Brazilian social media’s ruthless meme machine into overdrive, juxtaposing Neymar alongside everything from a lookalike llama to the contents of a Pot Noodle or a packet of angel hair pasta.“The Brazilian star went onto the field disguised as a cockatoo,” the Meia Hora tabloid wrote on its front page.Many questioned, in all seriousness, whether Neymar hadn’t been put off his game by thinking too much about his hair.So there was national relief when the superstar was photographed at the team’s Sochi base with the offending noodles-feathers part of his hair snipped off.“After criticisms, Neymar gets rid of his controversial haircut,” the celebrity news site popzone.tv wrote.“It could be superstition or just coincidence, but Neymar has decided to change his look again after the 1-1 draw,” the leading globoesporte site said.But there could be more surprises to come.Estadao newspaper reported that Neymar brought two hairdressers with him to Russia: Nariko, who does the cutting, and Wagner Tenorio, who handles the coloring.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar was the main attraction for local fans at Brazil’s open training session in Sochi on TuesdayRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 19 – Neymar is famous for his stepovers, but it was his World Cup hair do-over that really got Brazilians talking Tuesday.The world’s most expensive footballer was underwhelming in Brazil’s 1-1 World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training was at the Fort St. John Hospital on Friday to announce that a Nursing Degree Program will be coming to Northeast B.C.According to the Government, this program will ensure more patients in the region can access care that will improve their quality of life, while students can pursue health-care education and training closer to home.Education Minister, Melanie Mark, says students have been advocating for a nursing program for years and that this new program is a result of the efforts made by local stakeholders.- Advertisement -“For years, students in the northeast of the province have been advocating for the education and training to pursue a career in registered nursing closer to home. We know that people are more likely to stay and work in the communities where they get their education and training. The new nursing degree program is the result of strong partnerships and engagement with local stakeholders. Our government is proud to invest in the next generation of healers and health-care professionals.”The first class of 16 student spaces, to be operated out of Northern Lights College in Fort St. John, is expected to be in operation by September 2020.Total Provincial funding for this new program is $1.1 million.Advertisement The full announcement can be seen here:
John Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman claims Chelsea, rather than Manchester City, are the favourites to lift the Premier League crown this season.Jose Mourinho’s side have strengthened well during the transfer window, with Cesc Fabergas, Diego Costa, Filipe Luis, Didier Drogba and Mario Pasali? all arriving at Stamford Bridge.There’s also a preview of Friday’s racing at Glorious Goodwood.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
1 Charlie Adam scored a wonder goal against Chelsea Charlie Adam scored one of the goals of the season, but it was not enough as Stoke lost to Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.Earlier in the day, Wayne Rooney and Bobby Zamora scored two goal of the season contenders for Man United and QPR respectively, but Adam has surely trumped both with his effort, struck from 64 yards out.It proved to be in vain though as Jose Mourinho’s emerged triumphant to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points, though they were not convincing and they may have to do without Diego Costa for the remainder of the season.Having begun on the bench, the striker replaced Oscar at half-time, but last just 11 minutes before an injury to his problematic hamstring forced him off.Despite their star man’s absence, Chelsea began brightly and will feel aggrieved not to have gone in at half-time in front given their inventive play as they prodded and probed the Stoke defence from the off.Asmir Begovic was forced into early saves from Loic Remy following some lovely play from the Blues, whose free-flowing football continued as Hazard dazzled, showing the fancy footwork that has put him in the running for Player of the Season.A smart move from the Belgian together with Willian, Azpilicueta and Oscar, was unlucky not to have produced a goal, with the latter’s shot going narrowly wide.But until Philipp Wollscheid brought down Cesc Fabregas, handing Hazard the chance to score from the spot, it appeared we were heading for a goalless first 45 minutes.But Hazard scored, and then Charlie Adam drilled the ball past Thibaut Courtois, one of the world’s best keepers, to fire Stoke level in spectacular fashion as he shot from inside his own half on the stroke of half-time.Standing on the edge of the Chelsea penalty area, Courtois could only palm it into the net as he back peddled frantically to try and keep Adam’s shot out.Costa was withdrawn shortly after the restart, though Remy’s strike will give his boss some hope the Blues’ title challenge is not in too much danger of faltering.His goal from five yards out, created by the brilliant Hazard, was the Frenchman’s last act of the game as he was replaced by Juan Cuadrado on the hour mark.After a quiet game the Frenchman will be pleased he found the back of the net, but as the game wore on Chelsea struggled to put more daylight between them and their opponents thanks to the intervention of Begovic.The Blues, while not their sparkling best, still found a way to cross the finish line and will be pleased the points are theirs with QPR up next.
GAELIC games rules analyst Gerry McDermott has died, his family announced today.The Glenties native was highly respected throughout the gaelic games community in the country and throughout Co Donegal. He had worked until recently for the Revenue Commissioners and lived with is family in Cellbridge, Co Kildare.He was the ‘last word’ on the interpretation of the rules of the game and never held back in his criticism of both pundits and managers. In July he criticised inter-county football managers for claiming there is no clear definition of the tackle.Writing in the Leinster final match programme, Mr McDermott said bosses such as Jack O’Connor, Conor Counihan and Kieran McGeeney are wrong to claim the constitution of the tackle is uncertain.Referring to a comment the Kerry manager O’Connor made about the absence of a defined tackle ‘thieving the game’, McDermott wrote: “Jack seems to be unaware that the tackle has been defined since 1991 and forms an integral part of the playing rules. He also should know that the referees must apply the rules as stated and do not have the authority to ignore the rules in the Official Guide.“Under the rules of control, the referee are duty bound under rule 1.2 (i) to control the game in accordance with the playing rules. “They do not have a choice here. If Jack thinks the referees should use common sense then he should set out clearly the rules in which he thinks the referee should ignore.“He should realise that common sense is not nearly as common as many people think it is.“They do not bother to state the existing rules that govern the tackle in Gaelic football, nor do they bother to quote the definition of the tackle.“The critics never give them because that would destroy their assertion that there is no tackle in Gaelic football.“Definition number 15 states that a tackle is ‘Any attempt to dispossess or reduce the advantage of opponent within the rules of fair play. With the exception of the charge (fair), the tackle is aimed at the ball not the player’. “What could be clearer?”Gerry had worked with Mick O’Dwyer and Mickey Harte, and also pointed out RTÉ Sunday Game pundits were using the wrong terminology in describing games.“The hurling analyst do not seem to have any appreciation for rules at all.“They keep referring to outdated terms such as ‘the square’, the 14 and the 21-yard lines. “Are they not aware that we no longer have 14 yard or 21 yard lines on the field of play.“The Official Guide has gone metric for at least 33 years.”The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyhttp://www.insolvencyjournal.ie/news_more_details/11-09-02/Appointment_of_Joint_Receivers_and_Managers_River_Newspapers_South_Donegal_Limited.aspxSAD DEATH OF LEADING DONEGAL GAA GAMES ANALYST was last modified: November 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Co Donegaldeath of gaa analystdonegaldaily.comgerry mcdermottGlenties
Letterkenny Gaels Club News:The first round of the Junior Championships took place at the weekend with the Junior A team being defeated away to Muff and the Junior B lads taking victory at home against Naomh Ultan. Well done to Caoimhe, Eimear & Anna who were members of the Donegal Camogie U-14 squad that were runners-up against the Galway B side in their Shield Competition at the Connaught development blitz last Saturday. Great to see the girls doing so well at county level.There are still remaining places on the ‘Come Play Camogie’ 3 day camp which runs from 22nd-24th of July. Contact Aideen on (086) 816 3605 for more details.Bookings are now being taken for the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp which takes place from the 27th to 31st of July.See club Facebook for more details.Any business interested in getting a pitch side ad should contact Dan on (086) 739 2780 for more details.Underage football coaching continues at 11am every Sunday (U-6, U-8 & U-10’s) and Wednesday (U-8 & U-10) at 7pm at Pairc na nGael. New members welcome.Camogie training continues at the pitch on Mondays from 6-7pm for U-14 and older girls and Fridays from 6.30-8pm at the pitch for U-8, U-10 & U-12. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for more info.Hurling training continues at Pairc na nGael every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.Sympathy is extended to Ciaran, Patrick & the Doherty family Ballymacool on their recent bereavement.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS TRIO IMPRESS FOR DONEGAL U14 CAMOGIE TEAM IN GALWAY was last modified: July 7th, 2015 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSport