Henshaw ruled out of Six Nations

first_imgHenshaw appeared to dislocate his shoulder as he scored his second try of the comfortable win in Dublin, the Leinster back leaving the field with his injured right arm in a sling.Coach Joe Schmidt had hoped there would be good news about the centre, but scans on Monday confirmed Henshaw would need an operation.The 24-year-old has already had surgery to correct the problem but that means he will play no further part in the tournament.News: @henshawrob ruled out of Championship. @tadhgfurlong – minor hamstring & @JackConan1 slight shoulder knock – both should be available for @WelshRugbyUnionmatch. #IREvWAL #TeamOfUs pic.twitter.com/rq8FmInLWk— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) February 12, 2018There was better news regarding Tadhg Furlong, though, after he limped out of the Italy win.Scans on the forward showed he had only suffered a “minor hamstring injury” and Ireland expect him to be fit to face Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 24.last_img read more

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Hawthorne under pressure at St Jago

first_imgHawthorne under pressure at St Jago… Axe looms for veteran as Wolmer’s also parts company with entire staffFollowing the recent restructuring of the Wolmer’s Boys School track and field programme, another high profile high school coaching job is reportedly on the line.Christopher Harley is the first major casualty following last month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, with the team’s uninspiring performances said to have upset several influential members of the school’s support.As a result, Harley, who took over as head coach in 2012, along with his entire coaching staff, was shown the door at the Heroes Circle – based school earlier this week.The Wolmer’s programme will reportedly be overseen by past student and patron Stephen Francis, who runs the powerful MVP Track Club.Harley may have some company soon, with sources telling The Gleaner that long-time St Jago High school boys team coach Danny Hawthorne may also soon find himself on the sidelines, with a large section of the Monk Street-based school’s past student body pushing for a new direction.Hawthorne, a veteran, who has guided the likes of Yohan Blake and Nickeal Ashmeade over the years is under immense pressure as he is, according to several sources, seen by some of the programme’s backers to be incapable of guiding the school to a championship.St Jago’s boys finished in fourth position at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, 112.5 points behind winners Calabar, with Wolmer’s – winners in 2010 under David Riley’s leadership, finished 10th this time around after managing 50 points.St Jago’s last boys’ title came in 1993.The Gleaner tried to get in contact with both coaches but was unsuccessful.last_img read more

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Man get 4 months for stealing motorcycle

first_imgEmmanuel Lorry, 27, of East La Penitence Squatting Area, Georgetown, will spend the next four months in prison after he was found guilty of theft by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Lorry, who works as a Pork-knocker, was accused of stealing one Kiama motorbike valued 0,000, property of Isaac Booker, between April 30 and May 1, 2016. He maintained his innocence throughout his testimony, stating that he had never seen the Virtual Complainant (VC) before, prior to the allegation made against him.However, Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones rebutted his argument by telling the court Lorry is known to the VC since records show they were high school classmates.Lorry denied the prosecutor’s suggestion and ended his testimony refusing to call any witnesses to aid in his defence.After a brief recess, Magistrate McLennan found Lorry guilty. Real and circumstantial evidence were taken into consideration by Magistrate McLennan before handing down sentence, in addition to the time the accused spent on remand.Emanuel Lorry is said to have pending matters against him, of a similar nature, in court 12 of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.last_img read more

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Neuer, Mueller deny Ozil’s claims of racism within Germany set-up

first_img0Shares0000Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has denied Mesut Ozil’s claims of racism within the German Football Association (DFB). © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Aug 3 – Germany stars Manuel Neuer and Thomas Mueller have denied that Mesut Ozil was the victim of racism within the German FA (DFB), but admitted the fiasco has taken a toll on the players.Ozil retired from international football last month amid the furore sparked in May when he and fellow midfielder Ilkay Gundogan met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which raised questions about the pair’s loyalty to Germany. After Ozil and Gundogan, who were born in Germany to Turkish parents, were booed by German fans in pre-World Cup friendlies, the latter said the meeting was not politically motivated.The 29-year-old Ozil refused to comment, only breaking his silence following Germany’s shock early exit from the finals in Russia when he quit the national team on July 22 and accused DFB president Reinhard Grindel of racism with his parting shot.However, Neuer, who is captain of both Bayern Munich and Germany, denied any claims of racism within the national team.“We’ve always tried to integrate all the players and we’ve also done everything for our teammates to make them feel good going into games,” said Neuer at Bayern’s pre-season training camp in southern Bavaria.The goalkeeper admitted Ozil’s comments have affected those who still play for Germany.– ‘Very stressful’ –“There has been a lot of back and forth with much written and said about it. Of course, it was very stressful for those who read about it,” he said.Only a handful of players have spoken about the scandal and head coach Joachim Loew is yet to comment.Mesut Ozil, who scored for Arsenal against Paris Saint Germain in a friendly last weekend in Singapore, quit the German team last month after a disastrous World Cup saying he was being made a scapegoat for racist reasons. © AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN“In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” wrote Ozil in an explosive three-part statement a fortnight ago, sparking a racism storm in Germany and triggering fierce debate about integration.The Arsenal midfielder was singled out by some corners of the German media as a reason for the World Cup debacle, but Grindel, who has refused calls to resign, later refuted the racism allegations.On Friday, Neuer’s Bayern team-mate Mueller also insisted “there is no question of racism within the national team”, but accepted the saga was damaging for all protagonists.“The debate was fueled from the outside and the protagonists didn’t come out with any credit, neither on the side of the association nor the players themselves,” he said.Mueller described the saga as a “hypocritical discussion, which is supported by the media” and finds it alarming “that we spread such a topic… with relish and then we wonder why society is divided”.“We should all look at ourselves before we criticise others,” he added.– ‘Need for change’ –Thomas Mueller sees the integration debate, sparked in Germany by Mesut Ozil’s retirement from international football, as a ‘hypocritical discussion’ fuelled by the German media. © AFP / Odd ANDERSENFollowing the Ozil furore and Germany’s woeful World Cup group-stage displays, Neuer has called for a fresh start, especially for their next game against new world champions France in Munich on September 6.“It is the task of those in charge at the DFB to restructure the team and to give it a new face,” said Neuer, with Loew already promising an overhaul of the national squad.“We need to have new players, who are really proud to play for the national team and want to give everything to play for their country.“I think that there is a lot going on within the national team and the DFB. We will have to wait and see how things shape up.“The fact is that some things need to be changed.“We also have big goals in the national team and of course we want to show a different face again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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There’s a 747 inside that 818

first_img“Times have changed dramatically in California,” she said. “We now have 37 million people. Everybody and their brother has a cell phone, a fax, a pager. “Some have two or three telephone lines. They all require area codes and prefixes, so it’s no surprise that they would be running short.” The change, however, is expected to generate strident opposition from residents who don’t want to have to dial 11 digits to reach their neighbors and from business owners who don’t want to reprogram all their machines and print new stationery. There are also some who just feel the lone area code of 818 helps define the Valley as a single, unified region. “We have fought to have our own census district, our own statistical district – all these things we’ve been fighting for to make the Valley a unique place,” said City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. “This would challenge that ability.” The 818 area code was created in 1984 when the Valley was split from the Los Angeles 213 code. Some longtime community residents recall few protests at the time, in part because Valley people saw the code as a reflection that their area was developing its own identity. In popular culture, 818 has sometimes been used as a shorthand moniker for the Valley itself. The projection that the Valley will run out of 818 numbers by late 2009 comes from the North American Numbering Plan Administration. The service is operated by Virginia-based NeuStar Inc. and oversees the national telephone numbering system. And this is not the first time the administration has made such a projection about 818. In 1999-2000, the PUC also considered adding 747 to the Valley, based on administration projections that 818 would be exhausted within a year or two. But local residents loudly protested, and lawmakers forced state and federal officials to admit there were thousands of numbers still within 818 that were sitting around unused. At the time, federal rules called for numbers to be allocated to phone companies an entire prefix at a time, meaning a block of 10,000 numbers. In many cases, smaller carriers needed only 500 or 1,000 numbers per prefix, leaving large chunks simply unassigned, yet unavailable to other carriers. Amid the protests, the federal government changed the rules so numbers are now allocated in blocks of 1,000. The PUC then backed off its proposed 818 split. But some telecommunications experts say an 818 split may now be inevitable because the numbers truly are being exhausted, and there is no easy fix this time. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “One would hope that the PUC would be reaching out to local business groups on a policy change as significant as this,” said Brendan Huffman, president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. “But you can’t rely on governmental agencies to always do that, especially when they’re located in Northern California.” Susan Carothers, spokeswoman for the commission, said the agency plans to publicize the plan soon and has scheduled a series of public hearings in the Valley next month. But while Valley residents’ comments are welcome, there is virtually nothing that can stop the new area code from coming, and the hearings will focus more on how to implement it rather than whether it is necessary. Carothers said the change is driven by the region’s growing population and the proliferation of multiple electronic devices that require additional phone lines. Forget living in “The 818.” Overwhelmed by demand for new lines, the telephone area code that has defined the San Fernando Valley for more than two decades is quickly running out. And the California Public Utilities Commission now is considering adding a 747 area code to the Valley because the remaining 818 numbers are expected to be used up within the next two years. Options include dividing the Valley geographically into two area-code zones, roughly along east-west lines, or simply assigning the new 747 code to all new phone lines no matter where they are in the Valley. But the plans came as a shock Thursday to many Valley officials and activists who have long touted 818 as a virtual symbol of the Valley’s unique identity and who had no idea a Valley 747 was in the works. last_img read more

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Arsenal and Liverpool blow! PSG star Ezequiel Lavezzi in talks with Juventus and Inter Milan

first_img Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi 1 Arsenal and Liverpool look set to miss out on Ezequiel Lavezzi after the player’s agent revealed he is in talks with Juventus and Inter Milan.The winger is going into the final six months of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and is expected to leave.Arsenal and Liverpool have both scouted Lavezzi since his Napoli days and there had been speculation he would move to the Premier League.However the Argentine’s agent, Alejandro Mazzoni, has now revealed that his client will instead be heading back to Serie A.“Juventus and Inter? I’m in contact with their directors, I know them well but there’s no hurry, Mazzoni told Gazzetta TV“I’m in Rome at the moment, but there’s nothing new. It’s normal that a player like Lavezzi, out of contract in June, is attractive to many, there are a lot of clubs who are looking at him to understand the situation.“A renewal with PSG? No, I don’t think so, but in football you never know. He has a contract with PSG until the end of the season, and he should see it out.“Then we’ll see.”last_img read more

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DONEGAL PUBLIC ASKED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MISSING MAN

first_imgGardaí say a man who has been missing for more than a month could be in Donegal.Missing Jams Joyce could be in Donegal.James Joyce was last seen in the Enniscorthy area of Co Wexford on June 5th last.The 72 year old, who is originally from Northern Ireland, often visits Donegal. His family are very concerned about his safety.He is 5’7” in height, of stocky build and has thin grey hair that is dyed brown.Garda say that James often wore jeans and cowboy boots but could not say for sure what he was wearing when h disappeared.Anyone who has seen James or who can help to locate him is asked to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053 924 2580 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. DONEGAL PUBLIC ASKED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MISSING MAN was last modified: July 7th, 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:donegalEnniscorthyJames Joycemissinglast_img read more

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SFC QUARTER FINAL: HALF TIME GLENSWILLY 0-05, DUNGLOE 0-04

first_imgHOLDERS Glenswilly are a point ahead in their quarter final clash with Dungloe at O’Donnell Park at half-time.Points from Glenswilly’s county stars have them ahead.Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher have hit a point each – but it’s Gary McFadden who has hit three points. Gerard Walsh, Sean Sharkey (2) and Adrian Sweeney have hit the Dungloe points.It has been a poor game with lots of off-the-ball incidents and several melees. SFC QUARTER FINAL: HALF TIME GLENSWILLY 0-05, DUNGLOE 0-04 was last modified: October 14th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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SUPER LETTERKENNY ROVERS HAMMER TEN-MAN SWILLY TO GO TOP OF USL

first_imgJohnny Bonner was in superb form for Rovers – as Letterkenny won comprehensively to go top of the USL. Pic by Stephen Doherty.SOCCER: Letterkenny Rovers went top of this seasons Ulster Senior League with a comprehensive 4-0 win over ten man Swilly Rovers in perfect footballing conditions at the Aura Centre on Sunday afternoon. On a weekend of limited sporting action the surface at the Letterkenny venue was in excellent shape.Credit is due to the Rovers groundstaff and the home side will have been delighted at the game going ahead especially when one considers they travel for an intermediate cup tie next Sunday and ensure any ring rustiness from previous postponements do not become an issue. Letterkenny dominated possession throughout and took the game to the visitors from the start and had half chances through a Terence Shiels header and a Paul McVeigh free kick but the game really sprung into life on 21 minutes.A long ball over the top from Ryan Lonergan fell into the path of Jonny Bonner who had slipped his marker Dylan Hegarty but Hegarty appeared to pull the former Harps man back and referee Marty McGarrigle awarded the spot kick and also showed the Swilly man a straight red.Swilly may have thought their luck was in when Bonners spotkick came off the post before Gareth Wade made a fine save from Darren McElwaines effort on the rebound.That was only a temporary reprieve though as Kevin McGrath and McElwaine both saw efforts well stopped by Wade before Letterkenny did take a deserved lead on 33 minutes. Tommy Bonners quick free kick found Jonny Bonner and he worked a neat one -two before a cushioned pass fell to McElwaine and the ace marksman made no mistake this time slotting low past Wade.Manager Eamon McConigley will have been disappointed his side were only 1 up as despite dominating possession they couldnt kill the game off but he need not have worried as the insurance goal came on 53 minutes and what a goal it was.Tristan Ferris had a goalbound effort which fell into the path of Jonny Bonner and his 20 yard effort with dip and pace flew past the Swilly keeper.James McCahill had a half chance to get one back but his effort was well gathered by rovers netminder and debutante Lee Boyle – and Boyle had a reasonably comfortable afternoon in a defence which was well marshalled by fellow Rosses man Paul Boyle and Tristan Ferris who were in no mood to offer up any easy chances.In truth the home side wasted a succession of chances with McElwaine, Jonny Bonner and Dean Bonner culpable but two goals on 78 and 80 minutes through Paul McVeigh and McElwaine completed the scoring. McVeigh fired home from a Johnny Bonner throughball to cooly slot home while McElwaine got in on the end of a superb cross from substitute Kevin O’Donnell to finish the scoring.The game wasnt helped by the early sending off and it made life very difficult for Swilly but credit to Letterkenny who tried to play some good football and they will be in good heart heading to Dunboyne next Sunday.Letterkenny Rovers; Lee Boyle, Ryan Lonergan, Dean Bonner, Paul Boyle, Tristan Ferris, Terence Shiels, Paul McVeigh, Tommy Bonnar, Darren McElaine, Johnny Bonnar, Kevin McGrathSubs; Anthony Gorman for Lonergan 65 mins, Kevin O’Donnell for Ferris 79 mins, Zach Gorman for McElwaine 85mins Swilly Rovers; Gareth Wade, Dylan Hegarty, Shaun Crossan, Ronan Sweeney,Shay Durning, James McCahill, Brandon Toye, Daniel O’Donnell, Martin McDaid, Calvin Mooney, Ryan McDaid.Subs; Caolan Murray for Ryan McDaid 45 mins, Cathal Diver for Mooney 72 mins, Kyle Burke for Rona sweeney 75 mnsReferee; Marty McGarrigle.SUPER LETTERKENNY ROVERS HAMMER TEN-MAN SWILLY TO GO TOP OF USL was last modified: December 6th, 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:Letterkenny RoverssoccerUSLlast_img read more

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Late goal lifts Royal

first_img Although the game was tighter than the previous matchup between the Div. IV top-10 teams, Agoura was far from satisfied. The Chargers squandered an early 3-1 lead and trailed 6-4 by halftime. “I think we were a little surprised ourselves to be up two goals on a team like this, and maybe we let up a little,” Agoura coach Dusty Litvak said. Among the positives for the Chargers was the play of backup goalkeeper Daniel Rozzen. The senior made 10 saves after entering the game at the beginning of the second quarter. “I’m very impressed with the way he played,” Litvak said, noting that nothing was wrong with staring goalkeeper Ryan Paris. Danny Polyakov, Cameron Milani and Brian Gross added goals for Agoura. Barry Snyder and Ben Cobb added goals for Royal, which faces another challenge today in a nonleague game against Buena of Ventura. Heather Gripp, (818) 713-3607 heather.gripp@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In recent practices, Royal blocked off portions of its pool to prepare for the contest in a narrow Agoura pool known for limiting offenses. The Highlanders adapted well and used a stingy defense to take away Agoura’s home-pool advantage, preventing the Chargers shooting from the perimeter. “Defense was the key for us,” Snyder said. “That, and (goalkeeper) Matt Lewis had a tremendous game.” Lewis finished with eight saves. McClure, Adam Thomas and Blake Hubble scored two goals each for Royal. Alex Thompson scored four goals for Agoura, netting all three of the team’s second-half goals. Agoura, which entered the final quarter trailing by two, had tied the score just 12 seconds before McClure fired in the game’s final shot. A penalty gave the Chargers the ball with 21 seconds remaining, but the Highlanders stole it back to preserve the win. “We just dodged a bullet,” Royal coach Steve Snyder said. “We know we’re lucky. We know this is one of the most difficult pools to play in.” center_img AGOURA HILLS – Tyler McClure scored with 1 minute, 39 seconds remaining to give visiting Royal of Simi Valley’s boys’ water polo team an 8-7 victory Tuesday over Agoura, putting the Highlanders in prime position to repeat as Marmonte League champions. Royal (16-4 overall, 5-0 Marmonte) is the league’s only team this season to beat Agoura (12-3, 3-2), and both times McClure provided the deciding goal. last_img read more

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