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Seymour wants more attack

first_imgThe Lions scored all their points with the boot when they out-muscled the Crusaders 12-3 on Saturday, the impressive display following two lacklustre tour outings in which the visitors combined for just two tries.Seymour, however, is confident that a contest against an expansive Highlanders side combined with the gradual improvement of the touring party will enable the Lions to finally start putting more points on the board ahead of the All Blacks tests.”We would be lying if we said we weren’t a little bit disappointed that we hadn’t crossed the whitewash a few more times,” the 28-year-old Glasgow Warriors wing told reporters in Dunedin.”It is only so long you want to go creating those opportunities and not finishing them off, you can only be pleased for so long about creating them. It is no good having them and not converting,” he added.”But it’s a lot easier to go finishing off those final passes, than it is to go from creating nothing.”Seymour starts in the back three with Jack Nowell and Jared Payne against the 2015 Super Rugby champions after coach Warren Gatland opted for an entirely new starting lineup, and the Scot is looking forward to facing All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo.”That’s the theme for this trip, there is a lot of talent in the back three over here and certainly Naholo fits right into that,” he added.”He is a fantastic player and a very tricky opponent but one we are looking forward to.”These are the challenges both as a team and individually that we knew we were going to face and it’s an exciting opportunity for myself and us as a backline to try to go out and hopefully get the better of them.”Following the Highlanders match, the Lions have two more tour games prior to the first of three tests against the All Blacks in Auckland on June 24. Photo by: DAVID ROGERS/GETTY IMAGES (Tommy Seymour in action against the New Zealand Barbarians in the first match of the British and Irish Lions tour)last_img read more

Williams is on Mbappé’s heels

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 17, 2020 PSG star Kylian Mbappé is the fastest footballer in the world according to data collected by the newspaper the French newspaper Le Figaror among the best of the European concert. His maximum top speed rises to 36 km / h, reached by the talented French striker, who surpasses Iñaki Williams and Aubameyang on the podium of a specialty typical of authentic prodigies of the stride and the immediate reaction in the race to overcome the defenders. The lion enjoys the 35.7 km / h mark that he sealed on May 9, 2015, in which he broke the record for top speed in Spain, reaching that figure in a supersonic sprint, surpassing the previous owner by 18 tenths of the record Sofiane Feghouli.The rojiblanco winger, knowing that devilish speed is his most outstanding quality, has always commented that “the sensors that they put on us say that I am the fastest, and that I have to take advantage of that virtue that God has given me “, launched. “I have to take advantage of the spaces and go for speed with meters ahead of the opponents”, he usually emphasizes as soon as they ask him, already acting extreme or 9. In the 18/19 campaign, LaLiga weighted the rojiblanco racing car as the second most fast of the domestic championship, with 33’59 km / h. At the start of the current championship, now stopped by the coronavirus pandemic, it confirmed Williams as its best representative, scoring 34.37 km / h, leader of the ranking of the fastest in LaLiga ahead of Chimy Ávila (Osasuna), with 34’01 km / h, and Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid), with 33’90 km / h. In this new update of data to refresh the virtual classification, just behind Williams is Aubameyang, from Arsenal, with 35.5 km / h in a top ten on the planet where two other Spaniards are located, both from Real Madrid. The right-back from San Sebastián, Álvaro Odriozola, with 34’99 km / h, now on loan at Bayern, and the defender Nacho Fernández closes the circle, with 34.62 km / h. In the middle a group of chosen by nature as the Egyptian player of Liverpool Mohamed Salah, who stands at 35 km / h.The fastest:1. Kylian Mbappé: 36 km / h2. Inaki Williams: 35.7 km / h3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 35.5 km / h4. Karim Bellarabi: 35.27 km / h5. Kyle Walker: 35.21 km / h6. Leroy Sane: 35.04 km / h7. Mohamed Salah: 35 km / h8. Kingsley Coman: 35 km / h9. Alvaro Odriozola: 34.99 km / h10. Nacho Fernandez: 34.62 km / hlast_img read more

Alaska’s Abueva vows to get back at NLEX in Game 2

first_imgNLEX rookie Ravena flourishes in first playoff game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alaska did a much better job after the break, getting back in the game and even held a five-point lead, 84-79 with 8:59 left to play that set up the tight finish.“I think our energy was much better directed in the second half,” he said. “I really felt like we started to play the way we have talked about playing, the way that we wanted to play: keeping the aggression and the energy on defense and with the press, and moving the ball on offense and sharing it.”The Aces even had a shot to steal the game late, but Abueva and Sonny Thoss missed their shots from close range while Road Warriors rookie Kiefer Ravena owned the endgame.“Hats off to NLEX. They did a really good job of closing out late,” remarked Compton. “I felt like it seemed to me like we must have missed five around-the-basket little bunnies, and even that last possession, we executed our play great but it felt just late. We got a lot of good looks but we couldn’t just knock it down.”Despite the loss, Compton is optimistic leading up to Wednesday’s do-or-die tiff.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Hopefully, we’ll be able to bounce back,” said Compton. “The great thing about a series is we’re not done. Hopefully, we’ll be able to clean some things up and prepare for adjustments on their side.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Alaska coach Alex Compton said the Aces need to play with more control if they want to tie the best-of-three series in Game 2 on Wednesday.“We were too overeager and the competitive spirit needs to be a little more directed to executing our game plan,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRaring to jump out the gates, the Aces found themselves behind, staring at an 11-point hole, 50-39, at one point.“In the first half, we were stagnant. We didn’t move and we didn’t move the ball, and that really helped them get transition baskets. I thought that was the biggest part of the first half, that they did a good job right from the get-go against us,” shared Compton. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDefiant in defeat, Alaska forward Calvin Abueva vowed to get back at NLEX after the Aces’ 99-105 loss in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals on Monday.“Makakabawi kami sa kanila (We’ll get back at them),” Abueva promised.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Province announces 2010 budget

first_imgBy staff For a copy of the provincial budget, click on the attachment below.Advertisement More than $1 million has also been pledged to the already-completed Pouce Coupe Fire Hall.And, the Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek will begin working on its nursing facilities expansion program, which received $2.5 million in joint federal and provincial funding.But, there were no new infrastructure projects outlined for the North Peace in the 2010 budget.This year’s budget focuses on three areas, including funding vital public services, cutting back on spending, and continuing to stimulate and sustain economic growth.Advertisement The Provincial Government has announced its 2010 budget.- Advertisement -There’s little in it for the Northeast, and it’s much the same across the province.Locally, the Fort St. John Hospital and Residential Care project is included in the 2010 budget.  After contributing $50 million to the project last year, the province has pledged another $215 million, up until 2012.  Meanwhile, projects that were given the green-light last year are also included in the budget. The Fort Nelson Recreation Complex received word last fall that it will get $5 million from the province, to go towards the more than $30 million facility.Advertisement The Liberals’ resource ministries have had their budgets cut by more than $300 million. About the only sports-related initiative is $60 million for a Sports and Arts Legacy programing, which comes on the heels of massive sports and arts cuts.The budget also includes the controversial Harmonized Sales Tax, which is expected to take effect at the beginning of July. B.C. Finance Minister Colin Hansen says the Liberals plan to use revenues from the HST, to fund rising health care costs.The deficit is estimated to meet the target of $2.8 billion.The Province is aiming for a balanced budget by 2013/2014.last_img read more

Sergio Ramos given two-game European ban for deliberate booking

first_img0Shares0000Sergio Ramos (L) in action during Real Madrid’s Champions League last 16, first leg away at Ajax © AFP/File / EMMANUEL DUNANDPARIS, France, Feb 28 – Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos has been handed a two-game suspension by UEFA for deliberately getting himself booked during his team’s Champions League last 16, first leg against Ajax.The Spaniard was booked for a tackle on Kasper Dolberg in Real’s 2-1 victory in Amsterdam on February 13, two minutes after Marco Asensio scored the winning goal. Three yellow cards over the course of the competition bring a one-match suspension and UEFA said Ramos had been punished “for clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose”, with the aim of being clear for a potential quarter-final tie.European football’s governing body set a precedent last season when Real full-back Dani Carvajal was suspended for two games after initially earning a booking in the group stage.The 32-year-old Ramos said the day after the match that he did not “force the card”.But straight after the game, he had appeared to admit that he got himself booked on purpose.“The truth is that given the result I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t something I had in mind,” Ramos had said.“It is not to underestimate the opponent but sometimes there is a time to make decisions and I did so.”Real resume their bid for a fourth consecutive Champions League title in the return leg against Ajax on March 5.Meanwhile, UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body also announced fines for both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain following incidents during their last 16, first leg at Old Trafford on February 12.The Premier League club were fined 16,000 euros ($18,212) after their supporters blocked stairways and threw objects.PSG, who won the game 2-0, were given a more hefty fine of 41,000 euros for crowd disturbances, throwing of objects, setting off fireworks, and “acts of damage”. They were also ordered to pay United for repairs to damaged seats.In addition, PSG were fined a further 25,000 euros after being found responsible for the late kick-off in their 4-1 victory at Red Star Belgrade in the group stage, while coach Thomas Tuchel was given a suspended one-game ban.Red Star were fined 64,000 euros for incidents in the same game involving their supporters, including “illicit chanting”.However, charges against Chelsea for alleged anti-Semitic chanting during their Europa League game against Vidi in Hungary in December were dropped.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

County seal is their cross to bear

first_img The first attempt to put the issue before voters began July 4, 2004, and lasted a week before supporters learned their petition format was flawed and could be successfully challenged in court. They stopped gathering after collecting about 40,000 signatures. The second attempt collected 109,000 signatures. The last effort ended last month and came the closest of all collecting 141,000 signatures. Supporters say they now have a database of about 200,000 people who have signed previous petitions and if they can raise about $150,000 for printing and postage, they plan to mail those people new petitions, asking them to sign it, get two more people to sign and mail it back. Hernandez, chairman of the Committee to Support the Los Angeles Seal Ordinance, said he expected the last petition drive to be the final one. “With the different coalitions that have joined, the support of the American Legion and the thousands of volunteers, it’s like this snowball going down a hill and it keeps acquiring more and more supporters,’ Hernandez said. Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said the church is allowing individual parishes to set up signature-gathering booths on public sidewalks so people can sign petitions if they desire. “So while we look favorably upon the efforts of these people, we cannot take an official position on the measure,’ Tamberg said. “The persistence of the people who care about this issue should be a sign to the Board of Supervisors that they hit a nerve here, and of course, as we believe, this is not a religious issue, it’s an issue of being historically accurate with regard to the history of how Los Angeles was founded.’ Rees Lloyd, a former attorney for the ACLU and a vice commander in the American Legion, said the national body has endorsed the local signature-gathering campaign. “There is growing anger all across the country at the abuses of the ACLU and the tyranny of the judiciary to wipe out our American history and heritage,’ Lloyd said. “That’s what this is about. It’s not just the cross. It’s our history and heritage.’ Roy Burns, president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, said the organization has endorsed the effort because law enforcement officers believe it’s “offensive’ for the supervisors to redirect funds from public safety to remove a small cross from the seal. But despite the support, some political experts say the campaign needs financial backing, professional organizers and paid signature-gatherers to be successful. Insiders say several organizations nationwide are considering providing that kind of support. “We’re grateful for David Hernandez for his enthusiasm and efforts,’ Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said. “But it’s vital for a successful campaign that new leadership is required. “An organized effort will succeed when the organization requires that you have the funding and commitments prior to the day you get certification from the Registrar-Recorder’s Office to circulate the petition.’ @tagline columnist:Troy Anderson can be reached at (213) 974-8985, or by e-mail at Despite three failed attempts to gather enough signatures to return the cross to the Los Angeles County seal, proponents aren’t giving up. David Hernandez and Valley Village resident Deborah Leigh are mounting yet another effort, expected to be joined by thousands of volunteers who have spent their weekends and free time for the past 18 months attempting to gain 170,606 names to put the issue to voters. “This is a lot bigger than the seal,’ said Leigh, a 53-year-old Native American traditionalist. The efforts reflect broad and ongoing nationwide controversy over the constitutionality of religious symbols on government and public display. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week While Los Angeles County supporters call the cross on the seal a reflection of regional history, the American Civil Liberties Union maintains it is an “impermissible endorsement of Christianity’ and violates the First Amendment requirement for separation of church and state. “It’s easy for God and religion to flourish in the United States,’ said Peter Eliasberg, an attorney for the ACLU of Southern California. “I would argue it flourishes more when we keep government out of it and don’t have government put God on a seal as the preferred religion.’ The controversy erupted in early 2004 after the ACLU threatened to sue the county, claiming the cross on the original 1957 seal was unconstitutional. Officials said the cross represented the historical influence of the missions in California, and was in a panel along two stars above a depiction of the Hollywood Bowl. The panel is one of six around the seal’s main figure, Pomona, a Roman goddess of fruits and trees, representing the region’s agriculture. But in several 3-2 votes last year, the Board of Supervisors ordered the cross removed. Since then, the county has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars replacing the original seal on thousands of vehicles, buildings and uniforms. last_img read more

Prep football scoreboard

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week South Gate 32, Roosevelt 12 Today’s games Viewpark Prep at Avalon, 1 p.m. St. Anthony at La Salle, 1:45 p.m. Brethren Christian vs. Viewpoint at Calabasas, 7 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT PHENOMS Valley Christian 44, Marshall 12 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 49, St. Paul 6 Narbonne 7, Gardena 0 PASSING Chris Smith, Centennial: 17 of 24, 461 yards, 5 TDs Steven Kruid, Valley Christian: 13 of 18, 167 yards, 4 TDs Steven Roman, Artesia: 11 of 17, 191 yards, 2 TDs Kyle Kazarian, Wilson: 8 of 14, 115 yards RUSHING Treymayne Barra, Gahr: 25 carries, 218 yards, TD Jeremy Avery, Bellflower: 21 carries, 205 yards, 3 TDs Devin Carter, San Pedro: 24 carries, 176 yards, TD Brandon Johnson, Dominguez: 8 carries, 172 yards, 2 TDs J’Vone Hibbler, San Pedro: 22 carries, 120 yards, TD Jeremy Williams, Wilson: 22 carries, 107 yards, 2 TDs Steven Roman, Artesia: 8 carries, 61 yards, TD RECEIVING Robert Hatchett, Centennial: 6 receptions, 250 yards Shea Struiksma, Valley Christian: 6 receptions, 104 yards, 3 TDs Richard Sherman, Dominguez: 2 receptions, 87 yards Lequan Lewis, Artesia: 4 receptions, 120 yards, TD OTHER Ernesto Maldanado, Huntington Park: 3 interceptions Charles Green, Wilson: 12 solos tackles, three assists 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img San Pedro 21, Washington 10 Huntington Park 61, South East 0 last_img read more

Kim hailed as La Mirada’s helper supreme

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – Five years ago, then 15-year-old Jun Kimand his mother, Young Mi, emigrated from South Korea to the United States to be with his father and live here. Kim didn’t speak English, but five years later he’s become one of La Mirada’s best volunteers. He’s so good that he recently won the spirit of service award in the general category of the city’s Volunteers in Action program. “In our our Helping Hands program, he volunteered for almost every single event,” said Roberta Gonzales, a community services coordinator for the city. “We’ll have an emergency and he’s always the one we can call. He’ll make time in his schedule.” Kim also is a hard worker, Gonzales said. “He always works to the maximum,” she said. “He doesn’t like to stand there and doesn’t want to take breaks. You almost have to force him to stop and get some water.” Kim, who graduated from La Mirada High School in 2004, started volunteering in February after hearing about the city’s volunteer program from a neighbor. He was looking for a way to volunteer to help him get into a four-year university. He now attends Cerritos College as a pre-med student. “My first mission was to clean up the garage of a senior citizen,” he said. In the Helping Hands program, volunteers – typically high school and college students – go in and clean up or do minor repairs on the homes of local low-income seniors. And he liked the experience so much that he soon was going on most of the events. They’re held about once a month. “I felt such accomplishment,” he said. “It’s people helping people. This country and city provide so much.” He also has helped deliver the city’s new resident packages. Kim said he was surprised to receive the award from the city. “I did nothing special,” he said. “I just did what everybody else is doing.” His father, Bum H. Kim, emigrated to the United States in 1993. He came at age 43 because he wanted to study acupuncture. He now is a doctor of acupuncture. In South Korea, he was considered too old to change his career. He raised and sold chickens there. In 2000, he brought his wife and son to live with him. Kim also wants to become a doctor, in part because of doctors he saw as a child. “I had a number of injuries and I was impressed with the way they treated me,” he said. “\ save people.” Kim said he plans to transfer to a four-year university, possibly UC San Diego next fall and eventually would like to attend UCLA Medical school. But he also wants to continue volunteering, if he can. “As long as I’m going to school here and if I have the time, it would be no problem to help,” he said. (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022last_img read more

Students plan to save scenic area

first_imgGORMAN – This gray pit-stop along Interstate 5 on the Grapevine blossoms into a bright, vibrant tapestry once a year in the spring when wildflowers cover its hillsides – a scene that a group of UCLA Extension landscape-architecture students hopes could be protected from future development. These 25 students in the course Advanced Environmental Analysis and Planning compiled a 92-page report aimed at dedicating 2,800 acres along a 5-mile stretch of Gorman Post Road as a wildflower preserve. The proposal, which they plan to present to local property owners, was unveiled Saturday. “You sort of think about Gorman as the place where you have to stop and put (snow) chains on your car,” said Greg Maher, a third-year landscape architecture student and co-manager of the class project. “But it’s more than that. There is just a lot that’s going on around here. “It’s a different kind of planning exercise,” said O’Brien, a city of Los Angeles planner who has taught the course for seven years. “This is more like advocacy planning. You’re advocating that to be done, rather than planning for a site. “That particular area is ecologically valuable. It’s a conjunction of three major ecological areas. The desert, the mountains and the coast all come together right there – it’s unique. We want people to know how great this site is, and how precarious this site is right now.” The students spent eight weeks compiling land use, ecology, geology and environmental data to design a 2,800-acre preserve stretching from the intersection of Interstate 5 and state Route 138 to Gorman’s northeast town limits. They also propose a visitors center and granting Gorman Post Road state scenic highway status. “This is a big-picture sort of thing,” Maher said. “We’re looking at how something can be used 10 to 20 years down the road. We’ve never really dealt with anything like that before.” Whether the proposal takes root depends on the 22 private-property owners who own the 48 parcels covering the preserve site. “We’re not proposing to take away anybody’s land,” Maher said. “It’s at what point do you say, ‘Enough, leave this place alone?”‘ For student planner Meg Sullivan, the project took her studies out of the classroom and into the center of community planning policy. “When we have assignments up to this point, even if it’s designing a park or public place, nobody would’ve heard about it,” she said. “We had a sense that what we’re doing can really matter. “We hope that we could have an impact on this site. We all fell in love with it.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It’s definitely about the wildflowers. But it’s also about what’s happening to the last vestiges of open space in Southern California.” A sleepy town dotted with a few motels and gas stations, Gorman is the last outpost before the Los Angeles-Kern county line. It was a key stop on the old Ridge Route through the Tehachapi Mountains, though its importance waned with the construction of Interstate 5. Still, the area remains renowned for its natural scenery – local poppies inspired artist Christo to set 1,760 giant umbrellas in 1991 along the Grapevine as part of his “Umbrellas” project. But development is creeping in. A spring-water farm and a small subdivision have been proposed, while The Tejon Ranch Co. is planning the 23,000-home Centennial development to the north. It adds up to a fertile classroom for University of California, Los Angeles, Extension planning instructor Michael O’Brien, a change of pace from the usual parks or public plaza design projects. last_img read more

Three Donegal businesses win big at Independent Retail Awards

first_imgA local shop, cafe, and butchers have many reasons to celebrate today after winning in the 2nd Irish Independent Retail Awards 2019.Last night’s ceremony had ten Donegal businesses shortlisted for industry awards.The winners (pictured above) were:  Butcher of the Year: EWS Traditional Butchers in Donegal TownCafe of the Year: Honeypot Coffee House in LetterkennyIndependent Sports Retailer of the Year: Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure in LetterkennyThe awards were announced at a black-tie ceremony in The Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown. The awards acknowledged the contributions of the country’s independent retailers to the overall economy as well as the wide range of diversity that is present in this sector. They also recognised individuals that own smaller chains, whose work is often overshadowed in the bigger landscape. A spokesperson for the Irish Independent Retail Awards 2019, said: “These awards are the leading celebration of the independent retailers that work tirelessly to serve the Irish communities. The event provided a platform to showcase the ongoing commitment of those who treat every customer as a friend, stand as an important part of local communities, where their great service and value, result in the return of loyal locals to their retails.”Three Donegal businesses win big at Independent Retail Awards was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:EWS Traditional Butchershoneypot coffee houseIrish Independent Retail AwardsMichael Murphy Sports & Leisurelast_img read more