Coach Colin Cooper has named All Blacks Akira Ioane, Tawera Kerr Barlow and Rieko Ioane in his starting fifteen along with Nehe Milner Skudder.Hawke’s Bay’s Ash Dixon will captain the side which features just two new caps in reserves, Bryn Hall and Rob Thompson.”We’ve named a strong group who all have good clarity on how we want to play this match against the Lions. We feel Damian will suit the game plan that we want to play, from the number 10 position, “Cooper said he was pleased with the way the players had connected throughout the week.”We experienced a powerful pōwhiri on Monday which really resonated with the boys and it’s been great to be here in Rotorua and feel all the support. It’s really lifted the team and helped bring them together as a unit.”We recognise the challenge that is ahead of us on Saturday, but we’re really excited as a group by the opportunity we have to represent New Zealand, Māoridom and the fans that will descend on Rotorua this weekend.”Maori team is (*denotes new cap);1. Kane Hames – Tasman (Ngāi Tuhoe/Ngāti Porou)2. Ash Dixon (captain) – Hawke’s Bay (Ngāti Tahinga)3. Ben May – Hawke’s Bay (Ngāti Maniapoto/Tainui)4. Joe Wheeler – Tasman (Ngāi Tahu)5. Tom Franklin – Bay of Plenty (Ngāti Maniapoto)6. Akira Ioane – Auckland (Ngāpuhi/Te Whānau ā Apanui)7. Elliot Dixon – Southland (Ngāpuhi)8. Liam Messam – Waikato (Ngāi Tūhoe)9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow – Waikato (Waikato/Ngāti Maniapoto)10. Damian McKenzie – Waikato (Ngāti Tūwharetoa/Ngāti Tahinga)11. Rieko Ioane – Auckland (Ngāpuhi/Te Whānau ā Apanui)12. Charlie Ngatai – Taranaki (Ngāti Porou/Te Whānau ā Apanui/Te Whakatōhea)13. Matt Proctor – Wellington (Ngāpuhi/Ngāiterangi)14. Nehe Milner-Skudder – Manawatu (Ngāti Porou/Tapuika)15. James Lowe – Tasman (Ngāpuhi/Ngāi Te Rangi)Reserves16. Hikawera Elliot – Counties Manukau (Ngāti Awa)17. Chris Eves – Manawatu (Waikato/Tainui)18. Marcel Renata – Auckland (Ngāti Whānaunga/Te Aupouri19. Leighton Price – Taranaki (Waikato/Ngāti Maniapoto)20. Kara Pryor – Northland (Ngāti Awa/Ngāti Pikiao/Ngāti Rangitihi)21. Bryn Hall* – North Harbour (Ngāti Ranginui)22. Ihaia West – Hawke’s Bay (Ngāti Kahungunu/Ngāti Porou)23. Rob Thompson* – Canterbury (Ngāti Kahungunu) Photo: Photosport Damian McKenzie evades a tackle at Soldier Field, 2016.
Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In this image taken from video provided by FC Angusht Nazran a bear performs before a Russian Second League soccer match between Angusht Nazran and Mashuk-KMV in Pyatigorsk, Russia on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The stunt, which has been condemned by animal rights groups, happened ahead of last Sunday’s Russian Second League soccer match in the city of Pyatigorsk. (FC Angusht Nazran youtube channel via AP)MOSCOW — Animal rights groups have condemned the use of a bear that performed before a Russian soccer match.The routine happened before a Russia second division match Sunday in the city of Pyatigorsk. TV footage from the game showed the animal being led to the Mashuk-KMV Pyatigorsk club’s stadium, clapping at spectators. The bear, named Tima, also held the ball before handing it over to the referee.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nat Geo Run adds 3K category 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The stadium’s announcer claimed that the bear will take part in the World Cup’s opening ceremony in Moscow in June, but soccer authorities haven’t confirmed that. The club’s manager says it was borrowed from a circus.The New York-based World Animal Protection group condemned the stunt Monday, saying that it’s clear from the footage that “cruel training methods have been used” on the bear.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments
Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena admits that NLEX is having a hard preparing for the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup without its import.“In an import-laden conference and you don’t have an import yet, of course, it’s a cause of concern and something to be worried about. At this moment, we’re the only team that doesn’t have an import and is playing tuneup games already,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Time is not on our side. We have to double up the work, increase our workload and our team practices should be a little more intensified and on a higher level,” he said.“At this moment, we’re catching up with everybody, so the locals have to step up and be ready just to be sure so that when the import arrives, we’ll already be fine.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast First-choice import Arnett Moultrie’s arrival was continuously delayed by his team in Bahrain, forcing the hand of the Road Warriors to enlist a replacement in Adrian Forbes.Forbes is set to arrive on Saturday, a day before the second conference begins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLuckily for NLEX, its first game is still scheduled next Saturday against Columbian Dyip, giving it ample time to blend in the new reinforcement.Though without an import, Ravena knows that it’s the locals’ job to step up as they try to keep things afloat for the Road Warriors in the team’s buildup. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Basas to play X-factor for FEU come Final Four Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’
A new agriculture cooperative society has been officially established in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and according to its members, this is a major step towards the advancement of food security within the region.The Madinah Strait Agricultural Cooperative Land Society Limited was established at Wisroc, Wismar, Linden. It has been registered and has been officially launched with the handing-over of the registration document and a tree-planting exercise.The simple ceremony was held at the Cooperative site along the Wisroc Back Road and saw regional officials, members and others in attendance.President of the newly-established Cooperative, Kwesi Parks said the initiative was aimed mainly at providing food for members of the community at large.“…For a very long time our region was out of such a wonderful programme…,” heRegional Chairman Renis Morian (centre); Co-op President Kwesi Parks (left) and a member of the new entity planting a tree to mark the official launchnoted. While he explained that there were many challenges along the way, Parkes said the Co-op was committed to ensuring success. In strong support of the realisation of the Madinah Strait Cooperative was Regional Chairman Renis Morian, who offered words of encouragement to the newly-established Cooperative. He emphasised that togetherness was pivotal for its success. Morian said the initiative came to fruition owing to hard work and dedication of Co-op members. The Regional Chairman handed over the registration document to the Co-op President and was gifted a plaque by the members for his continuous support throughout the process. A tree was planted to mark the official launch of the newly-registered entity.
Two brothers lost their lives after the vehicle in which they were travelling collided with a truck along the Friendship, East Bank Demerara, Public Road on Saturday.Dead: Jonnel ArmstrongDead: Phillip ArmstrongDead are Jonnel Armstrong, 23 and Phillip Armstrong, 21, of Watooka, Mackenzie, Linden.Reports are the two young men along with another male friend were heading to the mining town of Linden when the collision occurred.Guyana Times understands that the RAV 4, driven by one of the brothers, was moving at a fast rate and might have collided with the truck while negotiating a turn.The three young men were pulled from the wreckage and were taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where the Armstrong brothers were pronounced dead on arrival. The name of the injured man was not immediately available but he is said to be in a critical state.Dr Pansy Armstrong, mother of the two dead young men, who is the Regional Health Officer of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) when contacted was too distraught to speak but confirmed that her two sons were killed in the accident. Guyana Times understands that the older Armstrong was an aeronautical engineer while the other was a medical student. The men were reportedly heading to Linden to assist their mother in repainting her home.They were described by many as quiet and quite intelligent young men who were well respected in their community. Close friends and family members took to social media expressing their shock as the news spread about the death of the two young men.When contacted, Traffic Chief, Dion Moore told this newspaper that an investigation has been launched into the fatal accident. Upon the completion of the investigation, he will be in a better position to release the facts.He noted, however, that initial reports indicate there was a collision between a truck and a 4-runner. The truck was heading to Georgetown while the 4-runner was heading in the opposite direction. The driver of the truck was arrested and is assisting the Police in their investigations. Their bodies are at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting post-mortem examinations.
Aubree Johnson will always remember her final home game at Arizona State. Johnson scored a career-high 27 points, the most by a Sun Devil this season, to lead No.10 Arizona State to a 78-63 victory over Oregon State in Tempe on Saturday. Johnson hit 12 of 15 shots from the floor, the most points and field goals by an ASU player this season. Johnson’s explosion came on an emotional day for her and fellow senior Emily Westerberg. The co-captains and best friends were honored with bouquets in a pregame ceremony and received a long standing ovation when they came out with 2:23 to play. “I definitely was just trying to stay in kind of a neutral position emotionally,” Johnson said. “It definitely is sad, but at the same time it’s just exciting.” The Sun Devils have gone 54-4 at Wells Fargo Arena since Westerberg and Johnson arrived in 2003-04. The Sun Devils (23-3, 13-2 Pacific-10 Conference) finish the regular season with threeroad games: at USC, at UCLA and at Arizona. The Sun Devils’ respect for the seniors was evident. It seemed as if teammates were looking to feed Johnson or Westerberg every time down the floor. Westerberg finished with 10 points. “They’ve meant so much to our program, I think everybody played with a little bit more passion tonight,” coach Charli Turner Thorne said. Kirsten Thompson had 17points and eight rebounds for Arizona State, which defeated the Beavers for the ninth straight time. Casey Nash, the Pac-10’s leading scorer with 20.4 points per game, led Oregon State (8-15, 3-11) with 24 points. The Beavers have lost seven of eight. No. 11 Stanford 80, Washington 54: Candice Wiggins scored 23 points and topped 1,700 in her career for the host Cardinal (21-4, 13-1 Pac-10) before leaving with a sprained right ankle with 7:59left. No. 15 Baylor 81, Iowa State 64: Angela Tisdale scored 21 points, tying her season high, and Bernice Mosby added 17 points and 15rebounds to lead the host Lady Bears (21-4, 8-3 Big 12). No. 16 Texas A&M 78, No. 12 Oklahoma 68: Takia Starks and A’Quonesia Franklin scored 25 points apiece to help the host Aggies (19-4, 9-2) extend their home winning streak to 14 games and maintain a share of the Big 12 conference lead. No. 17 Louisville 98, Syracuse 50: Chauntise Wright had career highs of 25points and 12 rebounds to lead the host Cardinals (22-3, 8-3 Big East). No. 18 Bowling Green 85, N. Illinois 76: Ali Mann scored 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting and added 16rebounds to lead the visiting Falcons (22-2, 11-0 Mid-American Conference). No. 20 California 72, Washington State 45: Devanei Hampton scored 26 points, and Ashley Walker had 25 for the host Golden Bears (19-6, 9-6 Pac-10). The Cougars (5-20, 1-14) have lost 14straight. No. 21 Nebraska 54, Colorado 44: Kiera Hardy scored 16 points for the visiting Cornhuskers (21-4, 9-2), who are tied for first place in the Big 12 with Texas A&M. No. 23 Marquette 67, Georgetown 52: Christina Quaye scored 27 points, going 8 for 12 from the field and 10for 10 from the free-throw line to lead the visiting Golden Eagles (20-4, 8-3 Big East). No. 24 Wisconsin-Green Bay 72, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 63: Natalie Berglin scored 15 points, and Nicole Soulis had 13 to lead the visiting Phoenix (19-3, 10-0 Horizon League) to its 16th straight win. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000England defender Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the World Cup quarter-final against Sweden in Samara © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINISAMARA, Russian Federation, Jul 7 – England manager Gareth Southgate said his side was “not the finished article” after qualifying for the country’s first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1990 with a 2-0 victory over Sweden on Saturday.Headed goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli in Samara, and a handful of key saves from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, sent England through to a last-four showdown with either hosts Russia or Croatia on July 11. Vanquished Sweden boss Janne Andersson suggested England were good enough to “go all the way” in Russia, while Southgate believes there is much more to come from his youthful group of players.“We are a team who are still improving. We know where we are, we’re having success because everybody is working so hard,” Southgate said, after joining Alf Ramsey and Bobby Robson as just the third manager to guide England to the World Cup semi-finals.“We’re not the finished article, we don’t have renowned world-class players yet,” he said.“We have lots of good young players who are showing on a world stage they’re prepared to be brave with the ball. They try to play the right way and have shown some mental resilience now over the last few weeks.“We know in years to come they’re going to be stronger.”England have avoided several title contenders in a more favourable half of the draw, but Southgate said the success of the nation’s youth teams was a clear indicator of the talent coming through.He pleaded with Premier League clubs to show faith in youngsters, who often find their chances restricted by the vast number of foreign imports.“We’re in a World Cup semi-final. Whether we’re in the top four in the world is something we would still have to prove I think, but we’re progressing really well and we do have some good players and they need opportunities to play,” Southgate said.“Hopefully with what our junior teams have been doing at international level as well, it will be a sign to all clubs, whether in England or abroad, that English players can play.“But today was a huge opportunity for us and was not something we wanted to miss out on.”– ‘Prototype modern goalkeeper’ –England were the last team remaining in the competition without a clean sheet, but a handful of terrific second-half saves from Pickford — twice from Marcus Berg and once from Viktor Claesson — kept Sweden at bay.Jordan Pickford made three superb saves in the second half to keep England in front © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVThat saw the 24-year-old Pickford become the youngest England keeper to record a World Cup clean sheet.“He’s the prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be,” Southgate said of Pickford, who only made his international debut last November.“His speed around the goal today, the saves he made at critical times, and generally his distribution — there were some excellent moments within that.”England captain Harry Kane failed to score for the first time in seven matches for his country, but the Tottenham striker is still the leading scorer at this World Cup on six goals.He said the players are desperate to make next Sunday’s final as an improbable triumph edges ever closer.“We said we want to write our own history and hopefully we can go one step further and get to the final,” Kane said.“It’s amazing to be part of this World Cup so far but I get the feeling from the boys and myself that we’re not finished yet.“We don’t want to go home, we want to go all the way. We know we’ve got a difficult game coming up but we’re ready for it.“We’re looking forward to finishing strong and whatever happens we can say we’re proud of each other.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A Barcelona club statement read: “Tests carried out on Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. He will be out for approximately three weeks.”It means Messi is also set to sit out a La Liga trip to Rayo Vallecano on November 3 and the Champions League return match against Inter Milan in Italy on November 6.He could return for the league game at home to Real Betis on November 11.“It is clear it is a blow,” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We know what he gives us and we know what he does to the opposition.“We have to prepare ourselves, it is clear we are going to notice the loss of Messi but we have players that can cover.”Messi scored before going off in the 26th minute of Barca’s 4-2 win over Sevilla at the Camp Nou, which sent them back to the top of La Liga.He fell to the ground following a tussle with Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez and, as his right hand tried to cushion the landing, his elbow appeared to buckle.Philippe Coutinho had opened the scoring and Luis Suarez’s penalty made sure of victory before a three-goal flurry in the final 11 minutes.Pablo Sarabia and Luis Muriel twice reduced the deficit to two for Sevilla, either side of a sweeping volley from Ivan Rakitic.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi will miss the Clasico against Real Madrid and the Champions League double-header with Inter Milan © AFP / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Oct 21 – Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks after fracturing his right arm during Barcelona’s win over Sevilla on Saturday.Messi will now miss Barca’s Champions League game at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday, as well as the season’s first Clasico four days later against Real Madrid.
United have been revitalised on a run of nine wins and a draw in 10 games since Jose Mourinho was sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed as his replacement. They are likely to be a fearsome proposition in next Tuesday’s first leg.Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel’s men are a massive 10 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with two games in hand on the teams below them as they prepare to welcome mid-table Bordeaux to the Parc des Princes, and are also through to the quarter-finals of the French Cup.However, they needed extra time to beat third-tier side Villefranche-sur-Saone 3-0 in the Cup on Wednesday, three days after seeing their unbeaten league record this season ended in a 2-1 defeat at Lyon.They were knocked out of the League Cup by struggling Guingamp in the quarter-finals last month, and since then Paris have lost Neymar to a metatarsal injury.The Brazilian is not expected back until early April, but the worries do not stop there.– Sweating over Verratti –Looking increasingly irritated of late, Tuchel admitted after the Cup tie in midweek that some of his squad had played too much football in recent weeks.Marco Verratti hasn’t played for three weeks, but PSG will need him at Old Trafford © AFP/File / KARIM JAAFARSaturday’s match will be their ninth of 2019, and Tuchel has too small a squad to rest certain key players.“We lack dependable, top quality players,” said the German, offering an explanation for his side’s struggles against lesser opposition.“We cannot make the mistake of expecting too much from players like (Eric Maxim) Choupo-Moting, who have not played much.”PSG may be one of the richest clubs in the world, spending the two biggest transfer fees in football history to attract Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in 2017, but the Qatar-owned side have not invested enough in other parts of their squad.The midfield is the greatest concern, even if Argentine international Leandro Paredes made his full debut against Villefranche after signing from Zenit Saint Petersburg for 47 million euros ($54 million).Adrien Rabiot is still frozen out over his refusal to sign a new contract, while Marco Verratti has not featured in three weeks due to an ankle injury.He returned to training earlier this week, but it remains to be seen if he will be fit to face Bordeaux. There are few other options.“Verratti was unable to finish training (on Tuesday). He has had problems, and we need to wait to see if he can play against Bordeaux,” said Tuchel on Wednesday night.“He has a different problem now, but I don’t know too much.”Beating Bordeaux is more about boosting morale than it is about staying ahead in the title race, with Lille focused on holding on to second place as they go to bottom club Guingamp.Impressive in beating PSG, third-placed Lyon are building towards their Champions League tie with Barcelona on February 19. They go to Nice on Sunday.At the other end of the table, struggling Monaco are chasing a second straight league win as they visit Montpellier.FixturesFridayDijon v Marseille (10:45pm)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Bordeaux (7pm), Amiens v Caen, Strasbourg v Angers (both 10pm)SundayMontpellier v Monaco, Nantes v Nimes, Toulouse v Reims (all 5pm), Guingamp v Lille, Rennes v Saint-Etienne (both 7pm), Nice v Lyon (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar’s injury means there is more of an onus on Kylian Mbappe, but are Paris Saint-Germain’s real problems elsewhere? © AFP/File / JEFF PACHOUDPARIS, France, Feb 8 – Paris Saint-Germain’s meeting with Bordeaux on Saturday is their last chance to do some fine-tuning before next week’s showdown with Manchester United, but the Ligue 1 leaders have some major issues to contend with before heading to Old Trafford.PSG were the strong favourites when the draw for the Champions League last 16 was made, yet much has changed in the eight weeks since.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Lopez said he is looking forward to being an extra set of eyes and ears for deputies in the community. “I’m doing this for the satisfaction of giving back to my community and for the experience because I plan to be a deputy,” he said. When on patrol, the volunteers work in pairs. They wear blue uniforms, drive specially marked patrol cars and are trained to observe and report only. They concentrate primarily on reporting to deputies safety hazards, suspicious activities and crimes in progress. “They can radio in if they see graffiti or traffic collisions so we can get out to catch the perpetrators sooner,” said Pico Rivera Station Sgt. Steve Sanchez. The volunteers also attend Neighborhood Watch meetings, assist stranded motorists and provide crowd and traffic control at community events. And they will receive more training in police work soon, in a seven-week academy that starts June5 at the Sheriff’s Training Academy, Sanchez said. Volunteer Yvette Gallegos, who works in accounting, said she is eager to do her part to make the city safer. PICO RIVERA – Javier Lopez grew up in Pico Rivera and wants to someday raise his children in the city. Lopez, 28, is among 62 residents who recently completed a volunteer training program through the Sheriff’s Department. The graduates of the 12-week Regional Community Academy will volunteer at different sheriff’s stations, including the Pico Rivera Station, performing duties ranging from front-counter greeters to clerical work to patrolling streets. “It’s really an extra luxury because without them our day-to-day functions could not be accomplished as efficiently,” said Capt. Michael Rothans of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. “I’m raising four teens here now. I want to make sure they and the city are safe,” said Gallegos, who took the training with her daughter, Melissa, 17. “She wants to be a lawyer working with neglected and abused children, so this is good for her,” said Yvette Gallegos. “Plus, we get to have fun and learn together.” email@example.com (562)698-0955, Ext.3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!