Quade Cooper to face Wallabies

first_imgA Wallabies regular until the Rugby Championship this year, the five-eighth will skipper the invitational team at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on October 28.Jones, a former Wallabies coach, tweeted the announcement on Wednesday and interviewed the 70-test veteran on his 2GB radio show.Cooper has been playing for Brisbane City in the NRC this season while the Wallabies have played New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.The 29-year-old said he would be out to entertain rugby fans with a focus on attack.”That’s what I love doing, I’m going to be up there doing my best to attack from everywhere and really making it entertaining for the fans,” Cooper said.”There’s a lot of emphasis these days being put on defence and that in turn slows the whole game down, and having the focus on attack can break down defences and also make it entertaining.”It’s always fun to do, come up with new ways to be able to break down these defences.”Three days after the Baa-Baas game, the Wallabies depart Australia for a test in Japan enroute to their spring tour in Europe, suggesting Cooper’s national career may be over. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES (Caption: Quade Cooper will captain the Barbarians against Australia in Sydney)last_img read more

Torrecilla asks for passage at Atleti

first_imgVirginia Torrecilla has gone from less to more this season, in which she has not yet managed to settle in Atlético’s eleven. The Balearic midfielder, who came to the rojiblanco club this summer after dazzling with his game at the World Cup in France, It has not had the desired continuity with Madrid. However, the player seems to have gained prominence after the arrival of Dani González on the mattress bench. A greater participation that is accompanied by its good performance with Spain. In this latest stoppage of national teams, Son Severa has been one of La Roja’s most outstanding players, with which he has achieved a creditable second position in the prestigious SheBelieves Cup tournament, where the best teams in the world have been measured. Torrecilla is pure muscle of the La Roja machine room and little by little he is becoming so of Atlético. “Atleti is to bleed, it is to have to leave everything, to leave your lung before each game, because you have to finish it and know that you have done everything“, the Mallorcan player assured in a video with Futre published by the rojiblanco club.” In the end the pressure is to give more of you. It is knowing that there is a hobby behind you that is for you and for the whole team. As a player and professional who has been in several teams, I tell you that Atlético de Madrid’s fans have no club“Torrecilla stressed.Very well settled in the dressing room, where she has established a great friendship with pillars like Lola Gallardo, the one considered as one of the best midfielders in Spain pursues success as a red and white. In his record he already has 3 leagues and 2 Queen’s Cups and now he wants to add a Champions, with the close and historic quarterfinal elimination against Barça, a team that Virginia has taken the measure well.last_img read more

Stable electricity supply soon for Essequibians – GPL assures

first_imgProlonged power outagesResidents on the Essequibo Coast on Friday gathered in front of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Divisional Head Office, Anna Regina, as they continued their protest over prolonged power outage in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Among the protesters were acting Regional Chairperson Nandranie Coonjah; Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Councillor, Arnold Adams; and representatives of the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce and Industry and residents.As the protesters gathered in front of GPL’s regional office, Divisional Director of Operations GPL’s Head Office, Georgetown, Bharat Harjohn, went out and spoke with the group. Harjohn assured the gathering that a stable flow of electricity in the region will begin soon.According to Harjohn, GPL was able to get four standby generators up and running which have the full capacity to take care of the region’s electricity demand.He said that works are ongoing at the Anna Regina Power Station to repair the other generators which will be on standby. He added that another backup generator is expected in the region today.Harjohn said McCorp Generators will still be on the location as standby and promised a stable flow of electricity until the new generators are put into operation by mid-December.Acting Regional Chairperson, Nandranie Coonjah said she is now satisfied that finally GPL is giving answers to the people of Region Two and hopes the assurance given by GPL will be met.It was advised that persons who suffered equipment damages due to constant power outages, visit the GPL Office in Anna Regina and fill out the forms for compensation.Councillor Arnold Adams said he is very happy now that the electricity is back to normal and residents can now enjoy the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket which will assist them to getting rid of the long periods of stress caused by GPL.Meanwhile, a visit to the Anna Regina Market on Friday showed a significant dropDivisional Director of Operations GPL’s Head Office, Georgetown, Bharat Harjohn speaking with protesters on Fridayin customers and vendors are complaining about the damages they suffered. They also voiced their apprehension at restocking, especially frozen food items such as meats and fish. They said they have lost all confidence in the power company and are monitoring the situation before spending their hard-earned monies to reinvest.On Wednesday, irate residents of Region Two walked out of a meeting with officials from GPL, which was held at the Regional Boardroom, Anna Regina.Reports are residents accused the personnel from the company of stonewalling them but not facilitating proper answers to their questions.The Essequibo Coast has been plagued with prolonged power outages for almost one month now.The power company on August 18, 2018, had admitted that the region has been experiencing frequent service interruptions as a result of two of its units – the Number 3 and Number 8 with an aggregate capacity of 2.8 MWs –becoming inoperable, due to major mechanical and electrical issues respectively.Last week, the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce called on the Government to immediately intervene and bring some relief to the residents of the region.According to Chamber President, Suean Seewnarayan, the region is suffering tremendously due to the failing power company.She added that the region’s commerce is collapsing due to the poor service offered by GPL.On Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GPL, Albert Gordon told this publication that every effort is being made by his technical team to address the situation, which he described as unfortunate.However, the GPL head said a permanent solution to the issue may take until December, as the company is now in the process of acquiring new units to replace those that are currently not in operation due to several reasons.last_img read more

Berbice cop caught on video placing ganja at SuperBet shop

first_img…demanded owners pay up or face drug possession charges – sourceA policeman attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Reliance Police Station, Canje, Berbice, was arrested on Saturday after a series of reports that he had been “planting evidence” at various locations and forcing innocent persons to pay him to avoid being arrested.Guyana Times understands that the policeman was placed under close arrest on Friday after the owners of a SuperBet location in Berbice made a report at the police station. The business owners reported that the rank had placed marijuana at their premises during a police search and then accused them of possession of the illicit substance.Guyana Times was told that the CID rank along with another officer had gone to the SuperBet location to conduct a search but while the other officer walked straight into the establishment, the alleged corrupt rank stood at the corner of the building and “threw” an item to the corner.This was the item he picked up during his “search”, which he used to accuse the owners at the SuperBet location of having marijuana on their premises.A source close to the investigation told this publication that when the embattled CID rank confronted the owners about “his find”, they vehemently denied ownership or having knowledge as to where the marijuana could have appeared from or to whom it belonged.However, the police constable continued to press the issue and allegedly told them that they had a choice; either pay him to “drop the matter” or they would be arrested for the marijuana possession.The owners reportedly refused to pay him but rather went to the police station with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage showing the rank’s action.According to the police source, upon reviewing the footage provided by the SuperBet owners, it showed the policeman throwing an item at the corner of the establishment as soon as he walked into the yard. The footage also showed him picking up the same item before confronting the owners.A senior police rank, who is probing the incident, told this publication that regardless of what was inside of the package, the search conducted by the CID rank along with his partner had not been authorised. In fact, no other rank at the police station was aware that the duo was going to visit the SuperBet location to conduct a search.As such, the rank was placed under close arrest on Friday.However, on Saturday other persons visited the Reliance Police Station where they also alleged that the same CID rank had “planted evidence” to have them arrested. Persons also purported that he had requested they pay him to avoid being arrested for matters in which they claimed that they were innocent.In light of this, he was re-arrested and is presently in the lock-ups as investigations into the matters continue.Meanwhile, another police source told this publication that the said CID rank had been stationed at the Number 51 Village Police Station, Corentyne, Berbice, earlier this year but after a series of allegations by residents in the area he was transferred.“He was transferred to the New Amsterdam Police Station following claims by people that he had planted illegal items and would have arrested them if they did not give him money. So because of the allegations, they transferred him from the Number 51 station to NA,” the source added.last_img read more

Exclusive – Ramsey can be Arsenal’s Lampard, says former Gunners boss

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager George Graham has hailed Aaron Ramsey’s attacking transformation, saying the Welshman has become a talismanic player for the Gunners.A lot was expected from the youngster following his £5m move to the Emirates Stadium from Cardiff as a 17-year-old, only for his early Arsenal career to be stunted by ongoing injury problems, including a horrific leg break against Stoke in 2010.Now 23, Ramsey has gone from strength to strength since and emerged as a key member of Arsene Wenger’s squad last season, scoring 16 Premier League goals and netting the winner in the FA Cup final, ending the club’s nine-year wait for silverware.The midfielder has begun the new campaign in fine style too, scoring in an emphatic Community Shield victory over Manchester City last week and finding the net once again to seal a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on the opening day of the top flight season.And Graham – likening the Gunners star to Frank Lampard during his prolific period at Chelsea – believes Ramsey has become one of the first names on Wenger’s weekly team-sheet.“Ramsey is the one midfield player who wants to get beyond the rest of his team-mates and into the box,” the Scot told talkSPORT on Call Collymore.“The way he plays is similar to the way Frank Lampard played for years at Chelsea.“He’s developed tremendously as a player and he should be the one who is picked for Arsene Wenger’s starting 11 every week, without fail.”last_img read more

Julian Draxler to end Arsenal transfer talk by joining Juventus?

first_img Julian Draxler Juventus have submitted an improved offer for long-term Arsenal target Julian Draxler.The Schalke 04 playmaker has been the subject of intense transfer speculation all summer and while the Bundesliga outfit remain reluctant to sell the Germany World Cup winner, a fresh bid from Juve could be enough to secure a deal.The Old Lady have laid a £19m proposal on the table for Draxler and La Gazzetta dello Sport has revealed the 21-year-old is on the verge of penning a lucrative five-year contract, although both clubs have yet to agree a deal.Draxler’s future could hinge on whether Juve lavish all of their transfer funds on Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze – who is billed as the reigning Serie A champions’ primary target.Juve have also declared an interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan but sources close to boss Massimiliano Allegro insist Draxler is a more realistic option. 1last_img read more

Ongoing eruptions rain ash on Alaska

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The ash clouds can pose a health risk, especially for people with respiratory problems, and they can damage the engines of aircraft and vehicles on the ground. Alaska Airlines, which canceled 28 flights into Anchorage and Fairbanks on Friday and early Saturday as a safety precaution, resumed its schedule Saturday morning, but officials said they would still keep a cautionary eye on the wind and volcano. Charlie Franz, chief executive officer of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, said his staff was putting extra filters in the hospital’s air handling system. “Just don’t go out if you don’t have to,” he said. “I think that’s probably the best advice people can get. Alaska Volcano Observatory:www.avo.alaska.edu/ HOMER, Alaska – Snowflakes laced with fine, gray ash fell on communities south of Anchorage as a series of volcanic eruptions continued early Saturday on an uninhabited island dozens of miles away. Plumes of ash from the volcano drifted across Cook Inlet and into Homer, 75 miles to the east, halting air travel and closing schools in some Kenai Peninsula communities Friday. The 4,134-foot Augustine Volcano began erupting Wednesday after a 20-year lull. By Saturday morning, it had erupted at least eight times, and scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said they expect more eruptions over the next several days or weeks. “We’re just sitting here waiting for the next event,” said Peter Cervelli, research geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey office in Anchorage. Weather Service: pafc.arh.noaa.gov/augustine.php 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Everton 10/1 for top four finish and 100/1 to WIN the Premier League – Coral

first_imgCoral’s John Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Everton are set to continue their summer spending spree by re-signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.The Toffees are now into 100/1 to WIN the Premier League next season, while it is 10/1 Ronald Koeman’s side finish in the top four and 13/5 they secure a top six spot. Plus, there’s a look at the latest Wimbledon odds, with five Brits into the second round.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Senior drive starts today

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Here is a breakdown of what campaign donations can purchase: $5 will provide a senior’s transportation to and from the center for five days; $10 will buy a senior’s lunch at the center for a week; $15 provides one senior’s home-delivered meals for a week; $20 provides one day in day care, including lunch for one senior; $50 will cover the purchase and installation of a shower grab bar in the home of a frail elder; and $100 provides one day of emergency personal care service. The center has one of the largest service-delivery areas, covering more than 400 square miles, and a fleet of 20 vehicles. High gas prices have stretched the budget. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the center, 22900 Market St., Newhall, CA 91321. Checks should be made payable to SCVSC Annual Campaign. Call Maria Linares at (661) 259-9444 for further details or to offer help. NEWHALL – The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center’s annual campaign, 10 Bucks to a Better Future, kicks off today and will continue through February. Organizers are asking every resident of the area to contribute $10 toward the general operating expenses of the center, which provides services to more than 35,000 people in Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic and Agua Dulce. Adults over 40 have been the majority in America since 1989, and as these baby boomers age, the senior center wants to be prepared to meet their needs. Senior Center participation grew 14 percent in 2004, with more seniors needing services. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Donegal Garda allowed to ride his bike – at 12th time of asking!

first_imgA Donegal Garda has spoken of his frustration at not being able to patrol on a motorbike because bosses would not send him on a course.Moville-based Garda Eamonn Ward became a “biker’ for the force in 2005.However, top brass repeatedly refused his applications to attend a one and a half day upskilling course. Garda Ward needed to get the course to qualify him to ride the 700cc but he only had qualifications to ride a 650cc bike.Eamonn told The Star “We have a 700cc bike in Buncrana…The bike was there all along, but I could not utilise it because I was not skilled on it.”He was eventually sent on the course – at the twelfth time of asking!“It was hugely frustrating,” he added. Donegal Garda allowed to ride his bike – at 12th time of asking! was last modified: June 5th, 2018 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:BikecoursedonegalGardalast_img read more