With speculation growing louder that this will be Laurie Daley’s final series as coach of New South Wales, the question was put to him as to whose shoulders the responsibility for the loss should fall on.As Daley moved to defend the 17-man playing group that he had shepherded through this Holden State of Origin Series by accepting the entirety of the blame himself, Cordner spoke up for the first time in the post-match press conference to stand in front of the bullet.Magnanimous in defeat with a speech during the on-field presentation that oozed class that an entire state should get behind, Cordner refused to allow Daley to be held responsible for a fourth series defeat in five years in charge.”I’ll step in there. I reckon it’s the players,” said Cordner, who is generally much more comfortable running tough lines against monster back-rowers than he is in front of a microphone.”All we have to worry about is turning up and training. We’ve got a game-plan and a structure to stick to and Laurie and the coaching staff have been nothing but great every time I’ve been wearing a Blue jersey, especially this series.”We had the same team all the way through the series and we prepared really well every game, especially this game because our training this time we didn’t have to learn anything new because we had the same players.”It falls back on myself being the captain and the playing group as well.”We played really well Game One and most of Game Two; it was really disappointing how that ended. We come up here tonight and we didn’t start the game off how we planned.”That doesn’t come back on the coaches, that’s the players. I’ll put my hand up there.”If Daley does step aside, when the dust settles the next coach in line need look no further than Cordner for the embodiment of the players they will need to break a Queensland stranglehold that has been loosened only once in the past 12 years.It’s an extraordinary period of dominance in a rivalry that had never seen a team dominate for more than three years in a row for the first 25 years, and given the confidence the young Maroons will take from this year that dominance shows no signs of abating.Queensland has developed this superiority on a selection policy not of picking the best individuals but the best teammates.They want to know that when a game is in the balance and they are struggling to gain the ascendancy the 16 other players in the squad will fight just as hard as they will to turn the tide.You can never question the effort of any player that graces the Origin arena but if it is not done as a collective it can be very easily misdirected and energy soon degenerates into panic.Players such as Jake Trbojevic, Josh Jackson, Wade Graham and Jack Bird will be willing allies to Cordner for the next five years at least and can develop a dependability that will stand up in the harsh glare of Origin’s spotlight.The challenge for the New South Wales coach in 2018 will be finding the formula for the right players to put around them.
13-year-old murdered in CorentyneThe suspect in the killing of the Corentyne teen is expected to appear in a Berbice court today to face the capital charge.This was disclosed by Acting Crime Chief Hugh Jessamy on Wednesday.Dead: Akeem GrimmondJessamy told Guyana Times that investigators were not able to get a confession from the accused, but based on circumstantial evidence, he was charged.The partly decomposed body of 13-year-old Akeem Grimmond, of No 61 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was discovered in a drain last Monday, behind a cemetery at Number 62 Village about 300 metres from his home. He had gone missing last Saturday.After Grimmond went missing, the wife of an associate told the Police that her husband had reported to her that he had killed the teenager and had planned to purchase biscuits and coffee to give to his parents for a wake.Following the revelation, Police arrested Terani Goolsarran, also called “Brozer” of Number 62 Village. However, he denied killing Grimmond.Jessamy said that there was enough circumstantial evidence to give weight to the charge.The former Bush Lot Secondary School student leaves to mourn a sister, mother and step-father.Eight years ago, Grimmond’s father disappeared in the backdam. His remains were discovered eight months after.
…Guyana delegation confident of favourable ruling A 15-member delegation from the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) and Guyana Trans United (GTU) is currently in Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) prepares to hear arguments and seek clarification on submissions made in the appeal filed by four transgendered persons, who are challenging a ruling handed down by Guyana’s local courts which bars them from dressing in female attire for ‘improper purposes’.The appeal was launched on several grounds following a ruling handed down by then acting Chief Justice Ian Chang in September 2013 which said that while the act of cross dressing was not a crime, when it is done for an “improper purpose”, it does constitute an offence. That ruling was also appealed at the level of Guyana’s Appeal Court, but the appellants did not have any success as the case was dismissed.Altogether, the appellants: Quincy “Gulliver” McEwan, Seon “Angel” Clarke, Joseph “Peaches” Fraser and Seyon “Isabella” Persaud are also fighting the British colonial-era law, because they were detained, convicted, and fined by the then acting Chief Magistrate after their February 2009 arrest in Georgetown.It, therefore, means that today’s hearing will also see oral arguments being made in the final appeal that is challenging the 1893 Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) that deal with matters Against Religion, Morality & Public Convenience which makes it an offence for a man “in any public way or public place, for any improper purpose” to appear in female attire, or for a woman, “in any public way or public place, for any improper purpose” to appear in male attire.Speaking with Guyana Times on Wednesday from Trinidad and Tobago, SASOD Managing Director Joel Simpson said that those who were part of the delegation were confident that the case would be tried fairly and a favourable ruling eventually handed down.“We expect to have the opportunity to clarify any points of our submissions that the panel of Judges may have … We would have filed submissions months ago … the hearing could be half day or whole day,” he explained.Simpson said that the team felt strongly that the CCJ was the platform where they would finally have a fair hearing that was free from prejudice.“We think that it will be a fair opportunity to have the case heard by an independent panel of jurists who are of high standing and a lot of the arguments that we are raising in this case are very novel to Guyana and the Caribbean, so it calls for a mature level of judicial intelligence,” he remarked.Simpson said that the case was scheduled to be heard by a full panel as he explained that the recent rulings handed down by the CCJ have boosted the team’s resolve.“Well, we are extremely confident and that’s why we filed the appeal. We think so far in the Region in a number of cases that CCJ is showing a track record of being independent in its thoughts while moving beyond the Caribbean and looking at what is happening in the wider world,” he added.He said that the CCJ, appeared from its disposition, not afraid to make bold decisions and overturn decisions that were made by local courts as he expressed satisfaction in Guyana’s decision made years ago to make the regional body its final court.The litigants are also fighting against the then acting Chief Magistrate’s conduct when she told the individual appellants that they were confused about their sexuality and should follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, comments which they claim are inconsistent with our Constitution.Nevertheless, many religious groups argue that the laws should remain intact.The CCJ hearing will be streamed live on the entity’s website.
The inaugural graduation of the Georgetown American University was held on Saturday, introducing seven new doctors into the medical field.Founded five years ago and located on Croal Street, Georgetown, students from countries such as Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Canada and Russia completed the programme and were awarded at the Marriott Hotel. Members of the graduating class were Bruke Abenet, Ihiyemi Aderayo, Hayaat Amara, Amanda Amsterdam, Alicia Jaikaran, Lyndon Tuffulo and Isioma Oside.Isioma Oside was Valedictorian and highlighted the challenges she would have faced to finally graduate after waiting for three years.“Graduating isn’t the end but the beginning of the journey ahead. We have bought the land, set the foundation and now, it is time to build and building is the tough part. One thing we shouldn’t forget is how we started and what we have been called to do in this field,” Oside said to her fellow graduates and the extended gathering.Her advice for the future is to be inquisitive in this field and develop relations with persons who share encouragement.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence also expressed that the graduates must be committed to leadership, in healing those who are suffering from diseases and other health factors.“The most significant words are leadership, alleviating human suffering, research [and] healthcare delivery; all of which are intrinsically linked to the global health mandate under the theme: ‘Universal Health, Everyone, Everywhere.”To the first graduating class, she said, “You are the first batch and the ambassadors of this prestigious institution. The expectations for you are therefore high. You will be the trailblazers and torch bearers, striving in your respective milieus to uphold the name of the institution.”President of the institution, Dr Melissa Varswyk sighted that the use of technology to develop a modern curriculum has always been on the agenda and they are hoping to expand the number of courses being offered.The Academic Honour Award was presented to Amanda Amsterdam, while Alicia Jaikaran was named the President Honour Awardee.
WHITTIER – The city is about to embark on a $345,600 alley-cleaning program. The money will be spent to provide street sweeping of alleys every other week and hire three new employees – two of whom will be used to pick up the material that have been illegally dumped. A third will be a code-enforcement officer. “It’s a terrible problem,” Councilman Bob Henderson said. “The alleys are deteriorating badly. We have all kinds of pot holes and debris.” However, it still will several months for the program – approved recently by the City Council – to get under way. The city must seek bids for the street sweeping program and hire the new employees. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1:30 p.m.The Camino Real League track and field finals are scheduled Wednesday at Serra High School in Gardena. The meet will involve athletes from both Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary and St. Paul and will begin at 5 p.m. The prelims were held Saturday.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Following the fire, the city undertook a $50 million plan to repair the park . By City News Service A Los Angeles City Council committee allocated an additional $1.655 million Monday to revitalize Griffith Park, which was scorched by a brush fire five months ago. The funding, approved by the Budget and Finance Committee, is subject to approval by the council. The brush fire broke out May 8, just east of the Hollywood sign, and charred more than 820 acres of the park. Authorities suspect the fire was started by a man smoking near dry brush. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
ENTERTAINMENT: There is a family fun day for all the family this SATURDAY! PEPPA PIG will be at the cinema at 11am to meet all her fans. Then why not watch one of our KIDS CLUB films at 12noon (Hotel Transylvania, Paper Planes and Pan)Tickets for kids club are only €1.80 each.There will be lots of different stalls at the Christmas market to do that little bit of retail therapy.Santa will be here at 1.30pm to meet the children. Visit with santa including a present is only €2.00 per child. Elsa & Olaf will also be in attendance from 1.30pm to 2.30pm come in and say helloThere will be normal shows running through out the day.Check out our website for times @ www.eclipsecinemas.comTo finish the day SPIDERMAN & SPONGE BOB will be here from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.CHRISTMAS FAMILY FUN DAY AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS THIS SATURDAY! was last modified: December 3rd, 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:CHristmasEclipse CinemasFamily Fun DayMarkets
Walking continues to be one of the most popular and underestimated physical activities around with many great benefits to both the body and mind. Walking improves and strengthens many areas of our health reducing blood pressure, promoting circulation, strengthening our bones and muscles and reducing many of life’s stresses.In Ireland approximately 63% of our population participate in recreational walking on a regular basis with a general growth in the number of dedicated walking related groups and clubs throughout the country. Supporting the growth of walking as a key health benefit has been the exposure on the popular television series Operation Transformation, to kick start 2016 the RTE series which is due on air in January will team up with Sport Ireland and the network of Local Sports Partnerships to roll out a network of walks which take place on Saturday morning 9th January all across the country.In Donegal the Local Sports Partnership will team up with Community Group, An Mhachaire le Cheile for a dedicated 3.5 km morning walk in the scenic village of Maghery which is 4 mile south of Dungloe Town.This walk will welcome all abilities and ages will take people on the loop from the community centre via the Cullion road on to the main Dungloe Maghery road and back to the centre, for those with a bit more energy and alternative route can also be arranged via Clendra and back to the village via the old mountain route which has spectacular views of the local islands and Atlantic ocean.Registration will take place from 9.30am on the Saturday morning and will be free of charge. A hot cuppa is guaranteed for everyone on their return to the Maghery Centre.Further information on the walk will be available from Donegal Sports Partnership at 074 9116078/16079 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or via web site www.activedonegal.com OPERATION TRANSFORMATION WALK EVENT IN MAGHERY was last modified: December 30th, 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)
When are the EFL 2017/18 fixtures released? All you need to know… 1 Now the season is over, one of the things fans look forward to before the start of the new campaign is the fixtures release date.The first and last game of the season, derby day home and away and the clashes against the big teams are usually the first things we check out. All 24 teams have been confirmed in each division after the conclusion of the play-offs.READ MORE: talkSPORT becomes the new home of the English Football League In the Championship, the newcomers will be Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hull City, Sheffield United, Bolton Wanderers and Millwall.League One will welcome Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United, Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle, Doncaster Rovers and Blackpool.While in League Two Lincoln City and Forest Green Rovers will arrive from the National League, and Port Vale, Swindon Town, Coventry City and Chesterfield drop down from the third tier.Get these dates in your diary and check out all you need to know about the announcement below…When are fixtures for the EFL 2017/18 season released?On June 21, all 552 fixtures will be announced. These dates will be subject to change, due to television coverage and cup clashes etc.You will be able to see the full list of these matches on talkSPORT.com.When does the EFL 2017/18 season start and finish?The opening day of the new campaign is on August 5, 2017 and it will conclude on the weekend of May 5, 2018.The play-offs will follow the season’s end, with the finals taking place at Wembley on the weekend of May 26-28, 2018.talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. The deal means our network will have more exclusive English football than any other UK broadcaster, with more than 220 games across the EFL’s three divisions, the Carabao Cup, the Checkatrade Trophy, EFL play-offs and Premier League in total. Read more hereREAD MORE: When does the Premier League 2017/18 season start and when will fixtures be released? All the information fans need to know