Coles in doubt for Lions

first_imgPhoto: Photosport All Black and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles. Coles who has been out with concussion since March is not playing for the Hurricanes Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs on Friday.Plumtree said Coles on-going concussion symptoms are bad news for the All Blacks.”There’s still no change with Coles it’s still a week to week thing, but you won’t be seeing him on the field this weekend.”It’s hard to say if he will be ready for the All Blacks because the whole concussion thing is grey if you like, he hasn’t been able to train hard enough at this stage but like i said hard to say,” Plumtree said.The All Blacks first test against the Lions is on June 24th.last_img read more

Raúl de Tomás regains the inspiration of the dribble

first_imgThe finding of that contribution is that, In the five LaLiga matches in which RdT has participated, it has been in four that he has most haggled. It did not happen that way in his debut, against Villarreal, where he only surpassed in this luck a rival (by the four of Marc Roca or the two of Oscar Melendo, for example), but he already compensated in the following commitment, in front of Athletic Club, with up to six, and continued leading the section against Granada (four), Mallorca (two) and, of course, on his return after injury to Atlético. Last Sunday, the Madrid attacker provided eight dribbles, of which seven did occur in the first half, and tried two others that were unsuccessful; so much, that the area where they happen can cost the team a dislike. Average RdT 4.2 dribbles per game of the 7.5 that Espanyol does. That is, he does more than half. It is obvious that he is giving Espanyol a new air. With their goals, four and a half, but also with their way of other times to escape their adversaries.Dribbles since RdT arrived at Espanyol Footballer Dribbling 1 Raúl de Tomás 21 2 Jonathan Calleri 6 3 Adrián Embarba 5 – Marc Roca 5 5 Javi López 4 6 Sergi Darder 3 7 Oscar Melendo 2 8 Adrià Pedrosa 1 – Dídac Vilà 1 – Naldo Gomes 1 – Ander Iturraspe 1 – Wu Lei 1 – David López 1 To get an idea of ​​the dimension of their dribbles, 21 in total with Espanyol in LaLiga, in that series of five days the second he did the most was Jonathan Calleri, with less than a third: six. They are followed by Adrián Embarba and Marc Roca with five each. Javi López has four, Sergi Darder is with three, Oscar Melendo adds two and the rest, one or none.DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Dribbles by Raúl de Tomás at Espanyol-Atlético de Madrid.DAILY AScenter_img He slips away from Saúl Ñíguez, also escapes Felipe Augusto and, to round it off, escapes from Koke Resurrección with an aesthetic pipe that lifts the “oh!” from the stands of Cornellà-El Prat. Like that other scene in which he leaves again from Saul and immediately after Renan Lodi, before forcing the lack of Thomas Partey, who sees a yellow. Raúl de Tomás’ images against Atlético de Madrid, last Sunday, have become viral. The Espanyol striker, not in vain, he has recovered the dribble’s inspiration for the cause. One more resource for the team.last_img read more

Amb. Sulunteh Speaks to Harvard Medical School on ‘Challenges of Ebola Outbreak in Liberia’

first_imgLiberia’s Ambassador to Washington, Mr. Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, is expected to speak at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts (MA), USA, on Thursday, January 29.Ambassador Sulunteh, who will be the first speaker to deliver the formal opening address at a three-day symposium, will speak on the Challenges of the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia.Following the Ambassador will be the Health Minister of Burkina Faso, Mr. Lene Sebgo, who, too, will deliver another opening statement.The three-day conference on the theme, ”Global Response to Emerging Infections”, will be held in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School.The Ambassador might have a lot to say as Liberia is one of the three nations hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus disease, which is now on the wane in Liberia.During the height of the Ebola crisis last year, his mission mobilized some of the biggest relief aids sent to Liberia to cater for patients and health workers.The three-day event, according to the organizers, will bring together top scholars and boots-on-the-ground practitioners in the fields of crisis leadership, epidemiology, humanitarian, and disaster medicine for an up-to-date symposium on emerging infections and threats to global health.Amb. Sulunteh will also use the occasion to visit UMASS in Worcester, MA for a tour and hopes to meet there with a large Liberian population.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

IAST launches nutrient drink made from potatoes

first_imgThe Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) on Thursday launched its new nutrient filled beverage ‘Sak’, by at the Inaugural Green Expo which is being held at the Guyana National Stadium, East Bank Demerara.The new product which is made from purple potatoes grown in Regions Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), is said to be packed with nutrients to help promote male performance as well as promote healthy hair, skin and nail growth.This was disclosed by Chairman of the IAST, Suresh Narine who noted that the product is multiply blessed because it has several factors that make it very exciting.“At one level it’s a product which is vertically integrated from sustaining farmingThe new nutrient filled drinkpractices by Indigenous peoples… in that concept alone it is remarkable because it reaches the rural farmers all the way up to the tertiary consumer and its business model allows all of the proceeds to go back to that farmer”.The purple potato has been used for several years by various Amerindian tribes such as the Makusi and Patamonas to make cultural drinks such as fly and piwari.The drink as a matter of fact got its name ‘Sak’ from the Patomona word for potato.Narine explained that he became interested in the potatoes as he learnt it contained tons of health benefits; such as improving blood circulation, thereby reducing hypertension and other blood diseases; cardiac health; brain function and delivery and stimulates growth of the hair and nails.Added to that, he said the plant is also packed with magnesium, potassium and fibre.The new drink which is expected to hit supermarkets by Christmas comes in two types – the low calorie and original.“The low calorie is specifically targeted at removing the kinds of high impact of sugar seen in aerated drinks, so it is suitable for diabetics and children,” he said.A few of the ingredients being used along with the purple potatoes include water, stabiliser, cinnamon, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B12.It was pointed out by the developer that although the drink is only being bottled in 10 ounces, the idea of expanding has not been wiped off the table.last_img read more

30-foot male sperm whale washes up in Essequibo

first_imgA dead young male sperm whale has washed up in the Essequibo Islands region (Pomeroon-Supenaam) over the weekend.The already decomposing mammal was first spotted at the Wakenaam shore on Saturday before being carried away by tides to Troolie Island on Sunday morning.National Wildlife Management Committee official Annette Arjoon revealed the discovery on her Facebook page.“[I] can’t be 100% sure, but it looks like a juvenile sperm whale and the photos were from Wakenaam yesterday and Troolie Island this morning at 6:40 am,” she posted.Guyana Times understands that Arjoon was informed about the whale sometime around midday on Sunday by fishermen who spotted the dead mammal.The fishermen are reportedly tracking the animal’s body as it continues to move with the tides.This discovery comes just over four years after a six-year-old male sperm whale measuring 45 feet washed up at the Kitty seawall.According to Arjoon, she was “disturbed then [and] more disturbed now” given that it is “almost to the exact date”.On December 16, 2014, the 30-ton mammal was found dead at the Georgetown shore after it was first spotted two days before off Mahaicony. According to reports, the whale had caught in the net of a fisherman out in the Atlantic and the man towed it closer to shore to get help to release the animal.However, the gigantic sea creature put up a fight and to prevent his vessel from capsizing, the fisherman had to cut the seine and let the marine mammal go. The relevant authorities were informed and the following day, a search was launched, but the animal was not found until the next morning when it washed up at the Kitty seawall.At the time, the mammal, dead but still warm, had the fishing net wrapped around its mouth with blood coming out of the blowhole. As the morning progressed, news of the dead whale spread and thousands gathered to get a glimpse of the mammal.Initially, the authorities wanted to bury the whale along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway with the intention of retrieving its skeleton in the future to be placed in a museum for educational purposes. However, advice obtained from several overseas experts resulted in the mammal being buried in a 22-foot grave a short distance from the spot it had washed ashore.Meanwhile, about a month later in January 2015, a 15-foot whale was found entangled among fishing seines along the seashore at Number 37 Village, West Coast Berbice. The discovery was made by fishermen early in the morning, and efforts were taken immediately to free the animal, which, unfortunately, died in the process.last_img read more

General buys time for a `realistic chance’ in Iraq

first_imgThat’s for the longer term and still quite problematic. In the shorter term, however, there is a realistic chance of achieving a separate success that, within the context of Iraq, is of a second order but in the global context is of the highest order – the defeat of al-Qaida in Iraq. Having poisoned one country and been expelled from it (Afghanistan), al-Qaida seized upon post-Hussein instability to establish itself in the very heart of the Arab Middle East – Sunni Iraq. Yet now, in front of all the world, Iraq’s Sunnis are, to use the biblical phrase, vomiting out al-Qaida. This is a defeat and humiliation in the extreme – an Arab Muslim population rejecting al-Qaida so violently that it allies itself in battle with the infidel, the foreigner, the occupier. Just carrying this battle to its successful conclusion – independent of its larger effect of helping stabilize Iraq – is justification enough for the surge. The turning of Sunni Iraq against al-Qaida is a signal event in the war on terror. Petraeus’ plan is to be allowed to see it through. Charles Krauthammer’s e-mail address is local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As always, the inadvertent slip is the most telling. Discussing the performance of British troops, Gen. David Petraeus told Sen. Joe Biden of the Foreign Relations Committee that he’d be consulting with British colleagues in London on his way back “home.” He had meant to say “Iraq,” where he is now on his third tour of duty. Is there any other actor in Washington’s Iraq war drama – from Harry Reid to the Joint Chiefs – who could have made such a substitution? Anyone who not only knows Iraq the way Petraeus does, but feels it in all its gravity and complexity? When asked about Shiite militia domination of southern Iraq, Petraeus patiently went through the four provinces, one by one, displaying a degree of knowledge of the local players, terrain and balance of power that no one in Washington – and few in Iraq – could match. When Biden thought he had a gotcha – contradictions between Petraeus’ report on Iraqi violence and the less favorable one by the Government Accountability Office – Petraeus calmly pointed out that the GAO had to cut its data-gathering five weeks short to meet reporting requirements to Congress. And since those most recent five weeks had been particularly productive for the coalition, the GAO numbers were not only outdated but misleading. For all the attempts by Democrats and the anti-war movement to discredit Petraeus, he won the congressional confrontation hands down. He demonstrated enough military progress from his new counterinsurgency strategy to conclude: “I believe we have a realistic chance of achieving our objectives in Iraq.” The American people are not anti-war. They are anti-losing. Which means they are also anti-drift. Adrift is where we were during most of 2006 – the annus horribilis initiated by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s bringing down the Golden Mosque in Samarra – until the new counterinsurgency strategy of 2007 (the “surge”) reversed the trajectory of the war. It was being lost both in Iraq and at home. On the home front, Petraeus deftly deflated the rush to withdrawal that appeared poised to acquire irresistible momentum this summer. First, by demonstrating real and irrefutable territorial gains on the ground. And second, by proposing minor immediate withdrawals to be followed by fully liquidating the “surge” by next summer. Those withdrawals should be enough to hold the wobbly Republican senators. And perhaps even more important, the Pentagon brass. The service chiefs no longer fight wars. That’s now left to theater commanders such as Petraeus. The chiefs’ job is to raise armies – to recruit, train, equip and manage. Petraeus’ job is to use their armies to win wars. The chiefs are quite reasonably concerned about the enormous strain put on their worldwide forces by the tempo of operations in Iraq. Petraeus’ withdrawal recommendations have prevented a revolt of the generals. Petraeus’ achievement is no sleight of hand. If he had not produced real demonstrable progress on the ground – reported by many independent observers, including liberal Democrats, even before he came back home (i.e., the United States) – his appearance before Congress would have swayed no one. His testimony, steady and forthright, bought him the time to achieve his “realistic chance” of success. Not the unified democratic Iraq we had hoped for the day Saddam Hussein’s statue came down, but a radically decentralized Iraq with enough regional autonomy and self-sufficiency to produce a tolerable stalemated coexistence between contending forces. last_img read more

Reader’s letter

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Why not for once let a piece of land just be natural and beautiful? That could stop this madness and probably save many lives in the process. In my opinion, every politician and developer connected with this should be ashamed. David Jallo Pearblossom 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! So another piece of God’s creation is being wrecked by the blight of Palmdale. Where will all the tract houses end? I moved to this area for the peaceful terrain and now I will have urban sprawl get that much closer. One thing has been missed in all the stories about Antelope Valley College’s new campus. That is the big disaster it will create when the San Andreas Fault goes off. The site sits along the rift zone, where there can be up to 25 feet of fault slippage in seconds. Doesn’t the college have a geology department? last_img read more


first_imgWilliam McGeehanA 57-year-old farmer has appeared in court charged with driving off from a well-known petrol station without paying for fuel.William McGeehan, from Glenkeeragh, Newmills, denied the charge. His solicitor Frank Dorrian applied at Letterkenny District Court today for a copy of the CCTV footage from Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Mr McGeehan is accused of the theft on April 29, 2012.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to a contest hearing at the same court on June 23 next year.FARMER TO FACE TRIAL OVER CLAIMS HE FLED MOUNTAIN TOP GARAGE WITHOUT PAYING was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:CCTVdriving off without paying for fuelwilliam mcgeehanlast_img read more

Letterkenny businessman ordered to pay €15,800 in fees to legal firm

first_imgA Donegal businessman has been ordered to pay €15,800 to a local solicitor for unpaid legal fees.Gus O’Driscoll, of Wet n Wild outdoor store in Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court. O’Driscoll, with an address in Kilmacrennan, was sued for failing to paid fees to Gibson and Company of Letterkenny.The businessman had employed the services of the legal firm when his business got into trouble with Danske Bank.O’Driscoll claimed in court that he was a simple man but claimed that he had been charged 300% of what he should have been charged.He also complained that he had been forced to deal with numerous solicitors within the firm and that he had to constantly update them on his case.However, after hearing the evidence President of the Circuit Court, Judge Raymond Groarke, said he was satisfied that Mr O’Driscoll was far from being a simple man.He also noted that in finding in favour of Gibson and Co that the defendant “could not have his cake and eat it.”He also noted that Gibson and Co and Mr O’Driscoll had enjoyed a personal relationship and asked if they wanted to come to any kind of agreement before he gave his ruling.The parties failed to come to an agreement and Judge Groake ruled in favour of Gibson and Co in the sum of €15,800 and also ordered costs in favour of Gibson and Co.Letterkenny businessman ordered to pay €15,800 in fees to legal firm was last modified: October 13th, 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:courtfeesGibson and Cogus o’driscollWet n Wildlast_img read more


first_imgIN the early hours of this morning Donegal TD Pearse Doherty addressed the Dail as the Government rushed through legislation to liquidate Anglo Irish Bank (IRBC) and take on its debts as State debts.We reported what happened overnight.You can now watch a full video of Deputy Doherty’s speech here.Click Play to watch.  DDTV: VIDEO OF PEARSE DOHERTY’S ENTIRE SPEECH TO DAIL DURING ANGLO-IRISH BANK DEBATE was last modified: February 7th, 2013 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:DDTV: VIDEO OF PEARSE DOHERTY’S ENTIRE SPEECH TO DAIL DURING ANGLO-IRISH BANK DEBATElast_img read more