Kerevi keen to combine with Beale

first_imgKerevi’s 2016 Wallabies debut came at a time when Beale was out injured, prior to his departure for Wasps.That crossing of stars has left the pair with very little on field time together but that will, in all likelihood, change this year with Beale back on deck and Kerevi in career best form this Super Rugby season.The star outside centre was cut down by injury in the Reds’ loss to the Blues but prior to that he was the clear standout 13 in the competition and that was recognised this week, when he was named in the Super Rugby Team of the Year.”Kurtley is an exceptional player with an exceptional rugby brain,” Kerevi said.”We have been doing a lot of opposed stuff with the boys and trying different combinations in the centres.”For me, when I do train with Kurtley or train against him just seeing how he plays excites me.”I know he can bring that X factor to the backline and then we have guys like Israel Folau out back, Tevita Kuridrani and Henry Speight out wide that can finish off amazing tries.”Kerevi said the squad was happy to be past the fitness aspect of Bledisloe Cup preparations, as the team starts to hone in on how they will go about conquering the all powerful, all conquering All Blacks.”Here in Cessnock we have been training a lot with the team and the team shape,” he said.”it’s been really good to see how other boys play in the shape and see how they express themselves throughout the shape – it’s really exciting.”Injury has cruelled Kerevi’s young career to date.He cemented his spot as Michael Cheika’s go to outside centre after making his Test debut against England last year, only to have an ankle injury in the third Bledisloe Cup Test rule him out of the Spring Tour.Then, after starring for the Reds all season, the syndesmosis injury ruled him out of any June calculations.He is easing back into full contact this week but remains confident he will be fit and firing next Saturday.”I guess I don’t really reflect on it in a bad way,” he said of the injury sustained against New Zealand last year.”I took the opportunities that I got last year and brought it to this year.”I want to make sure I take every opportunity this year.”This group can change history and be part of it, that’s what excites me.”last_img read more

Gayle flies home for birth of first child

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC): Cricket superstar Chris Gayle will miss a couple of matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after flying out to be with his partner for the birth of his first child, media outlets in India are reporting. Several media outlets have quoted a source close to Gayle’s franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), as confirming that the flamboyant opening batsman left with the team’s blessing. Media reports from Jamaica also quote local sources as saying that Gayle and his partner, Natasha Berridge, are expecting the child to be delivered this week. Gayle, 36, is expected to rejoin RCB on Monday and will be absent for their games against the Mumbai Indians and the Rising Pune Supergiants this week. Gayle has not had the best start to the IPL, scoring just one and a duck in the first two matches. “I am confident that Gayle can come up with runs when the team needs it,” said Virat Kohli, the RCB captain. “You can certainly be rest assured that Gayle will come good as the tournament progresses. He would score a century when the team will need it. I am not too worried about Gayle because the other guys are stepping up nicely,” added Kohli. Gayle’s team management has not commented on his departure, but a picture he posted on his Instagram page stated: “I’m on my way Baby.” Gayle is also reported to have thanked Qatar Airways for its services, which included a congratulatory cake.last_img read more

La Salle survives FEU to start UAAP title defense

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments The reigning UAAP MVP is playing for his country Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket.Dennison had 21 points for FEU while Comboy added 13. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’center_img Desiderio hits last-second 3 as UP escapes UST MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winning start “For sure we’re going to learn from this,” said La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo in Filipino. “These are the games that we’re sure we’ll learn from especially on improving our composure late into the game. Ron Dennison and Wendell Comboy nailed back-to-back triples in the final two minutes of the game to cut the deficit to five, 90-85, giving FEU a glimmer of hope.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLa Salle, however, was able to hold on and capitalize on FEU’s late miscues.Aljun Melecio put up a career-high 29 points to lead the Green Archers, who played without big man Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle University held on to beat Far Eastern University, 95-90, to start its title-retention bid in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Green Archers erected 23-point lead, 37-14, in the second quarter and were poised to go on cruise control but the Tamaraws were able to slowly chip away deficit.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardlast_img read more

Let’s do more to promote our English curriculum

first_imgDear EditorIt is said that the educational system is failing Guyanese. What would you expect when ordinary people are not being educated in English to understand and converse at a high level? May I remind Guyanese that the majority of books on science, technology, business, computer science, maths, etc are written in English, not Creolese?If students do not comprehend English from an early age, it tends to put them behind in other areas of learning.Also, when the State starts promoting Creolese culture in a multicultural society, it would be at the expense of other cultures.We’re a country of less than one million people; the rest of the world is not about to abandon English and learn Creolese.Yours faithfullySean Orilast_img read more

RCMP police car dragster to race at Northern Lights Raceway this weekend

first_imgOK Tire is sponsoring the Y.I.E.L.D. (Youth Initiatives & Education in Lifestyles & Driving) Association  to bring the car to the races, as a way to promote positive lifestyle choices for youth. The car will be driven by Constable Gord Buck of the Stony Plain/Spruce Grove RCMP.The Y.I.E.L.D Association promotes responsible driving, healthy life choice, continuing education, and open communication between youth and law enforcement.Races on Saturday and Sunday at Northern Lights Raceway are slated to get started at 11 a.m.  – Advertisement –last_img read more

Fort St. John Slo-Pitch League year-end tournament is this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Mixed Slo-Pitch League’s year-end tournament is taking place this weekend.League secretary Becky Pruden says that a total of 29 teams are registered to participate in this year’s tournament. The action is kicking off at Surerus Fields Friday at 7:00 p.m. Games take place Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. before the season wrap-up banquet at the Pomeroy Hotel. The action resumes Sunday morning at 8:00, with the finals taking place at 3:00 p.m.The tournament will feature a concession and beer gardens as well.- Advertisement -On behalf of the entire league executive, Pruden extended thanks to all of the league’s players for a great season, and to the City of Fort St. John for their help and support.last_img read more

Trophy Stall on board for Sprint Classic Horse Race meet

first_imgThe Trophy Stall at Bourda Market, which is one of the leading trophy and engraving entities in Guyana, continues to make good on its many promises.Trophy Stall, through its Managing Director, makes good on promises to sponsor Nand Persaud Sprint Classic Horse Race meetThe entity with outlets now in Bourda Market, City Mall and South Road, through its Managing Director, Ramesh Sunich, has made a significant contribution to the Nand Persaud Karibee Rice Mega Sprint Classic Horse Race meet, which is slated for this Sunday. The event, which is organised by the company’s Sky Plus Promotion Group, is slated for the company’s Number 36 Village, Macedonia Estate, Corentyne, Berbice racing facility.The Trophy Stall has consented to donate the Champion Jockey and Champion Trainer trophies along with other incentives for other outstanding participants on the day.There are seven races carded for the day with over $4 million in cash, trophies and other incentives up for the taking. The event will see the horses running in a straight line on Guyana’s only grass track.So far, over 40 horses have been entered, and a number of other sponsors are on board. Among them are ANSA McAL under its Stag Beer brand, Republic Bank, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, NTN, Prem’s, retired jockey Abdul Latiff, and businessmen Deo Persaud, Jaikaran Sergobin and Jaikishan Persaud among others.The feature is for animals classified D and lower over four furlongs for a winning purse of $400,000 and trophy, which will see the likes of TNT and Isn’t She Charming powering for the attractive purse.The other events are for horses classified H and Lower for a take-home prize of $260,000 and a trophy over three furlongs.The race for three-year-old animals has a winning purse of $200,000 and a trophy; it will be over a distance of three furlongs while the two-year-old animals will race for four furlongs with a top prize of $200,000 and a trophy.The K Class and Lower animals will have at stake a first prize of $140,000 and a trophy over three furlongs.There is an event for male animals classified L and Lower over a distance of over four furlongs. The top prize will be $100,000 and a trophy while the L class event for female horses over three furlongs also has a first prize of $100,000 and a trophy. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Atletico seek home comforts in new stadium debut

first_img0Shares0000Construction work will continue even after matches begin to be held at Atletico Madrid’s new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid © AFP/File / GERARD JULIENMADRID, Spain, Sep 15 – Atletico Madrid begin a fresh era on Saturday when their new Sh38bn ($370m) home opens with the visit of Malaga to the Wanda Metropolitano.Diego Simeone’s side have been forced to play their first four games of the season away as the finishing touches were made to the 68,000-capacity venue, nearly 20 kilometres north-east from their old Vicente Calderon stadium. Work will continue outside the ground for much of the rest of the season with access roads still to be completed, forcing Atletico to launch a marketing campaign this week encouraging as many fans as possible to access the remote location close to the city’s airport by public transport.“The people at the club are worried that the atmosphere is good and that everything goes perfectly, but perfection doesn’t exist,” said Simeone, after showing his commitment to Atletico’s future by extending his contract to 2020.“It will take months for everything to take shape. When you build a house, there are problems with the bathroom, or the air conditioning, or the heating, you need a plumber or you have an argument with the architect.“In a stadium of this size, of course we’ll have those issues, but above all outside the ground.”Inside it is a different story with an immaculate pitch laid last week the final touch.The stands hug the touchline on all four sides of the ground, much to Simeone’s delight, despite the initial construction on the stadium being done with an eye to Madrid’s failed bid to host the 2020 Olympics.“The stadium, the stands, the seats, it is all marvellous,” added Simeone.“Imagining the Atletico fans here and knowing them well, this will be a pressure cooker because the fans are glued to the pitch.“It generates hope and enthusiasm and when there is hope and enthusiasm, good things always happen.”Atletico have held up well under the strain of playing away as they remain unbeaten this season and should have comfortably won a 0-0 draw at Roma in their Champions League opener on Wednesday but for a series of wasted opportunities.Antoine Griezmann returns from his two-game domestic suspension, whilst Atletico couldn’t have hoped for a more amenable guest as Malaga travel to the Spanish capital without a point from their opening three games and with coach Michel fighting for his job.– Real Ronaldo-less –Like Atletico, Real Madrid have taken just five points from their first three games, but in very different circumstances after disappointing home draws against Valencia and Levante.Coach Zinedine Zidane also has a lack of strikers to choose from for the trip to Real Sociedad — who top the table alongside Barcelona — on Sunday.Cristiano Ronaldo serves the final game of his five-match domestic ban, while Karim Benzema is out with a hamstring injury.Zidane lamented Real’s failure to replace the departed Alvaro Morata in the transfer market this week, particularly in the absence of Ronaldo, who showed what Real have been missing by scoring twice in a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday.“He is a key player for us, he is always scoring goals,” said Zidane.“We’ll be without him again on Sunday and I hope it is for the last game this season.”Elsewhere, Barcelona will be expected to keep their fine run of form rolling with a fifth consecutive win when the visit newly-promoted Getafe on Saturday.Fixtures (all times GMT)FridayEibar v Leganes (1900)SaturdayLevante v Valencia (1100), Getafe v Barcelona (1415), Real Betis v Deportivo la Coruna (1630), Atletico Madrid v Malaga (1845)SundayAlaves v Villarreal (1000), Girona v Sevilla (1415), Las Palmas v Athletic Bilbao (1630), Real Sociedad v Real Madrid (1845)MondayEspanyol v Celta Vigo (1900)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Isuza nets late winner as AFC sink Bandari

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards players celebrate Vincent Oburu’s goal during their Kenyan Premier League match against Bandari at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 28 – Though in the most unconventional of ways, Whyvonne Isuza scored the winner 12 minutes from time as AFC Leopards hit Bandari 2-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday to move to 34 points in the standings.Isuza who has scored in each of his last five Ingwe matches miscued his initial effort to tap in a Brian Marita cross, but the ball luckily hit his bosom and skipped over keeper Faruk Shikhalo as AFC went back to winning ways. Former Leopards man Alex Orotomal had come back to haunt his former employers cancelling out Vincent Oburu’s goal, but Isuza’s goal ensured AFC had the last laugh in a match that was tensely contested both on and off the pitch.A short scuffle involving the AFC stewards and Bandari Team manager Wilson Oburu temporarily shifted attention off the field, but it didn’t knock Ingwe off their perch as they fought every blade of the grass to ensure the three points were safe in their dock.The dazzling Paul Were set up his third assist in as many games, playing his dirty tricks on the left to skip away from his markers before laying back a cross that Oburu finished with ease.Just before providing the assist for the opener, the left footed winger had a go at goal himself, creating space at the edge of the box before gliding in but his shot on the weaker right foot was blocked with shouts for a handball ignored by the referee.Bandari FC striker Alex Orotomal shields the ball away from AFC Leopards’ Robinson Kamura during their Kenyan Premier League tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWere had proved to be a handful for the Bandari full backs and he once again showed up to torment Dancun Otewa on the right, his signature step-overs seeing him go beyond the right back but his cross destine for Whyvonne Isuza was cut away for a corner.Leopards had spent almost the entire opening half camping in the Bandari defense and had they been more patient in attack, they would have been two or three ahead by the break.The returning Said Tsuma put up a stellar performance in the middle of the pack, doing most of the driving work to push the team upfront while David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng provided the defensive shield.But it is the return of Were to the den that has sparked the 12-time league champions almost back to their menacing selves.Whenever he touched the ball moving forward, you would always be rest assured there would be danger.Bandari were limited in their chances and it was only Abdallah Hassan who was lively on the wing but most of his runs came to nothing.AFC Leopards winger Paul Were goes down under a challenge from Bandari’s Abdallah Hassan during their Kenyan Premier League tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAlex Orotamal, coming up against his former employers had put in a shift in attack against the AFC defense. He only managed to breach it once when he skipped over Soter Kayumba on the right, but he could not get a shot at goal from a tight angle on the left.But 13 minutes into the second half Bandari drew level when a cross from Hassan found Orotomal unmarked inside the box and the lanky forward rifled past keeper Erick Ndayishimiye.Bandari had been on the onslaught from the restart and had a chance three minutes before scoring when Hassan broke the offside trap from a Duncan Otewa cross but he blasted his shot over with only the keeper to beat.AFC Leopards midfielder Said Tsuma skips away from Bandari’s Hamisi Mwinyi during their Kenyan Premier League tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith the equalizer, Bandari played with more confidence as they kept hunting, hoping to get the Leopard asleep and hit a second goal.But, it was AFC who had the last laugh when Isuza humped home what would be the winner 12 minutes from time.Bandari had two brilliant chances to go level late on. Defender Brian Otieno found himself in unfamiliar territory when a ball from Otewa found him isolated inside the box, but instead of going at goal with only the keeper to beat decided to pass to Benjamin Mosha who was in an offside position.Minutes later, a brilliant cross from Mosha inside the box found Hassan, but his header at point blank was saved by Ndayishimiye.Late on into added time, AFC had a chance to seal the game when defender Felly Mulumba slipped as he went in for a backpass and Were pounced.However, the winger failed to beat Faruk Shikhalo one on one with the late chance that would have sealed the game.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgGardaí fear a foreign crime gang was behind a vicious attack on a terrified pensioner in which they beat him up and demanded cash.Detectives are examining CCTV footage in Bundoran as part of their investigation after the man was attacked at Roughey walk over the weekend.The man in his 60’s was walking Roughey at the rear of the Great Northern Hotel at around 9.45pm on Saturday night last when he was set upon by three men in their 20’s who demanded cash from him. The victim fought off the attackers who fled the scene on foot towards the town before raising the alarm.The terrified man was later treated at Sligo General Hospital for minor injuries.The three attackers are believed to be in their late 20’s and of Eastern European origin.Gardai have confirmed that their investigations are continuing with door-to-door inquiries being carried out today. They are also renewing their appeal for witnesses to contact Ballyshannon Garda station on 0719858530.The Mayor of Bundoran, Cllr MIchael McMahon has condemned the incident.“This is a shocking incident considering an elderly man minding his own busienss was attacked. I have no doubt that the Gardai are doing all they can to bring these culprits to justice,” he said.EndsGARDAI HUNT GANG WHO ATTACKED PENSIONER was last modified: October 19th, 2011 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) Tags:attackbundoranGardalast_img read more