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Victoria Fury to meet Singapore in Tri-Series

Victoria Fury to meet Singapore in Tri-Series

first_imgSingapore after going down 53-39 against PNG Pepes yesterday are looking forward to tighten up against the Australian premiers the Victorian Fury.Furies selection process for the team was based around athletes who were with potential to progress and compete at international level.Furies team comprises of highly competitive athletes performing very well at the Victorian Netball League level Michaela Vaughan, Elle Bennetts, Ella Priestley, Tayla Honey, Danielle Phillips, Demi Woodlock, Matilda Hipper, Rahni Samason, Jaqueline Newton, and Brooke Allan. With this, Furies are extremely confident to give the Singapore national team a good challenge this afternoon with their height advantage and quick moves.However, Singapore as a national side with international players Charmaine Soh, Yasmin Ho, Natalie Long, Jocelyn Ng, Kimberly Lim,Parveen Nair, Kwok Shuyi, Siti Nurshawallah, Nurul Baizura ,Chen Lili,Nur Aqilah Afiqah, and Toh Wan Ling looks promising for the game with their high competitive footwork skills, ball handling and goal counts.last_img read more

More sports in brief

More sports in brief

first_imgRooney breaks scoring record LONDON (AP): Wayne Rooney has broken Bobby Charlton’s 45-year-old scoring record for England by netting his 50th career international goal. Rooney converted a penalty in the 84th minute for a 2-0 lead against Switzerland yesterday in a European Championship qualifier at Wembley Stadium. The Manchester United forward blasted his spot kick high into the net before pumping both fists and running over to celebrate in front of the England supporters. Charlton scored 49 goals in 106 England games. Rooney needed 107 games to get to 50. He had equalled the record by netting a penalty in a 6-0 win against San Marino on Saturday. England have already qualified for Euro 2016. England win MANCHESTER, England (AP): England kept alive the one-day series against Australia by winning the third match by 93 runs at Old Trafford yesterday, thanks to a first ODI century by James Taylor and a stunning display of fielding in the reply. Taylor held up one end in hitting 101 off 114 balls to allow Jason Roy (63) and Eoin Morgan (62) to make rapid contributions, as England posted 300-8, their highest total so far this series. Recalled opener Aaron Finch top-scored with 53 as the Australians were dismissed for 207, ending their seven-match winning run against England in ODIs. Moeen Ali and Liam Plunkett took three wickets each in a tight overall bowling performance. Australia lead the five-match series 2-1 as they look to end the tour on a high, having lost the Ashes series 3-2 and also the one-off Twenty20 international. The fourth ODI is at Headingly on Friday.last_img read more

Mother’s Day Rotary Run and Walk to benefit local women’s resource society

Mother’s Day Rotary Run and Walk to benefit local women’s resource society

first_imgToday is the last day for early, and online registration for the Mother’s Day Rotary Run and Walk. The event will start at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday and $2.00 from every entry will be going towards the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society.There’s a new route for this year. It will start at the Surerus fields and the 10 kilometre run will end near Northern Lights College on the East Bypass Road.Those registering today for either the five kilometre run/walk, or the ten kilometre run will be charged $15, and $20 respectively for taking part. After today the cost increases $5 for each distance.- Advertisement -There is also a children’s one kilometre dash which is free of charge at 11:15.A pancake breakfast is included with the sign up, and will take place after the trophy presentations which is slated for 11:30.For more details on the event, and registration click here.Advertisementlast_img read more

County reduces amount paid out for workers’ comp

County reduces amount paid out for workers’ comp

first_imgFor the second consecutive year, workers’ compensation and litigation costs have dropped in Los Angeles County, where officials have cracked down on abuses and boosted wellness efforts, such as offering fitness bonuses for firefighters and lifeguards. After paying out $408 million in fiscal 2003-04, the county had its total costs drop to $358 million in 2005-06, officials said Thursday. Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen said county and state workers’ compensation reforms and stepped-up attention contributed to the drop. “Departments specifically identified risk managers that we can work with, focusing on return-to-work programs and working as a whole organization to continue to monitor and drive down the costs,” he said. The annual risk-management report found that workers’ compensation costs dropped from $324 million in 2003-04 to $263 million last fiscal year. The report also found that the county’s total liability for workers’ compensation costs dropped 35 percent in that period, to $2.4 billion. But while the county’s legal expenses fell from $49 million to $45 million in that period, settlements and judgment payments jumped from $26 million to $38 million. Chief Deputy County Counsel Donovan Main said a $3 million sheriff’s settlement, a $4.5 million medical-malpractice case and $2.3 million in legal fees in a hospital-closure case drove up the costs. “Normally, we don’t have that combination of large-magnitude cases,” Main said. Risk Manager Rocky Armfield said the $61 million drop in workers’ comp costs is significant because the county has more than 95,000 employees and about 24,500 open workers’ compensation claims. The county has aggressively worked to combat fraud and abuse and has encouraged employees to come back to work to perform light duties. The county Fire Department also has embraced a Fitness For Life program that offers firefighters, lifeguards and their nonunion management counterparts a 3 percent bonus for participating. At the Sheriff’s Department, workers’ compensation costs have dropped from $100 million in 2003-04 to $84 million last fiscal year. “We have been aggressively pursuing anything that looks like, or might be, fraud,” said Chief Bill McSweeney, who oversees the Risk Management and Internal Affairs divisions. Sheriff Lee Baca hired 10 retired detectives to conduct surveillance on employees and McSweeney said the department has reviewed more than 1,000 cases. McSweeney said the detectives’ work is sending a “big message” to employees. “When we call somebody up and say, We have reason to believe you were playing basketball at the park last week and you told us you couldn’t walk. Which one is it? – We often get a response of, I’m feeling much better now. I’ll come back to work.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want 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

American to snap queen’s official photo

American to snap queen’s official photo

first_imgAnnie Leibovitz will take the official photograph for Queen Elizabeth II’s state visit to the United States, palace officials said Tuesday. The photograph will be shot at Buckingham Palace in the next few days for release the day before the queen leaves on a six-day visit to the U.S. in early May. Leibovitz said that the portrait would be “very formal and painterly” and that she was in negotiation with palace officials over what the queen would wear. “I feel like I’m a documentarian and want to take a very simple portrait,” Leibovitz said in the palace’s portrait room, which featured photographs of the queen riding horseback with President Reagan and ballroom dancing with President Ford. Leibovitz was among some 300 guests at a reception for Americans working in Britain. Supermodel Jerry Hall, actor Don Johnson and U.S Ambassador Robert Tuttle also attended. It will be the queen’s fourth state visit to the United States, coming 50 years after her first one, when she was a guest of President Eisenhower. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, plan to visit the United States from May 3 to May 8. The queen is scheduled to be in Virginia on May 3-4 for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World; to attend the Kentucky Derby on May 5; and then to travel to Washington to meet President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura. Leibovitz is perhaps best known for her photograph of a nude John Lennon hugging clothed Yoko Ono just hours before Lennon was killed in New York City in 1980. – Associated Presslast_img read more

HURLING NEWS: MINOR BOARD NOTES

HURLING NEWS: MINOR BOARD NOTES

first_imgOn Saturday last in perfect conditions in Mc Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey Aodh Ruadh the holders and Buncrana renewed their rivalry in the replay of the under 16 championship final, like the original fixture this was a close hard fought encounter.This was the third meeting between the two leading clubs in the county at this age group, Buncrana won the league final. Aodh Ruadh opened the scoring with two points but Buncrana replied with a goal, it was nip and tuck up till half time and the Erne siders led by the minium at the break on a score line of 0.6 to 1.2. The second half was full of great hurling, both sides showed great passion and commitment , these two clubs have shared the last 4 under 14 county titles between them and this game was another classic encounter. Buncrana got another goal early in the second half but Aodh Ruadh’s ability to score long range points was the difference between the two sides. There was good support from both sides who saw some great hurling being played by both teams, Aodh Ruadh ran out winners 0.14 to 2.6 ensuring that the under 16 championship title remained in Balyshannon.After the game Donegal Hurling Board Chairman Donal Mc Laughlin presented the trophy to the victorious Aodh Ruadh captain Colm Kelly who thanked Buncrana for a hard fought game.   HURLING NEWS: MINOR BOARD NOTES was last modified: October 3rd, 2012 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:MInor Board Hurling newslast_img read more

Mexico stun World Cup holders Germany 1-0 with incredible performance in Moscow

Mexico stun World Cup holders Germany 1-0 with incredible performance in Moscow

first_img Vela was outstanding and left Kroos in his wake on multiple occasions 6 Hirving Lozano celebrates scoring the winner Amazing scenes! 🙌#MEX fans go crazy as they come out the Luzhniki after beating #GER! pic.twitter.com/ohoETetn8e— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 17, 2018An incredible moment which reminds everyone why football really is the greatest game in the world.GROUP F TABLE Before this game, Mexico had failed to beat Germany at a World Cup Finals in 11 previous attempts.Going into the game as heavy underdogs, few would have expected them to topple the four-times winners and the reaction from the fans summed it all up.The celebrations from everyone wearing green in the stadium was a sight to behold, thousands cheered and even cried at the Luzhniki stadium. Mexico stunned Germany in the opening World Cup Group F game with a stunning 1-0 win in Moscow.The holders were a poor imitation of the side who beat Argentina in Brazil four years ago and Juan Carlos Osorio’s side duly punished them. How the table looks after the opening game from Group F 6 Germany were poor on the day, but take nothing away from Mexico Hirving Loazno scored the only goal of the game but, in truth, Mexico had multiple chances to extend their lead.For Joachim Low’s side, they have to now regroup and prepare themselves for a test against Sweden in Sochi on June 23.The Germans began the game by dominating the possession, but without causing their opponents any serious damage.The Mexicans deployed former Arsenal man Carlos Vela in a number 10 role and he did a wonderful man-marking job on playmaker Toni Kroos. Toni Kroos hit the bar with a free-kick 6 To sacrifice yourself for the good of the team is a noble responsibility which often gets overlooked by fans.However Vela (now of Los Angeles FC) showed his class when he did get the ball, driving from deep to create chances.Although he was guilty of making some poor decisions in the final third, he was inspirational in a central role and stopped Toni Kroos from dictating play.MOMENT OF THE MATCH 6 The celebrations from Mexico’s fans and squad members was a sight to behold They could have gone ahead on the opening minutes, but Jerome Boateng produced an incredible block to stop Lozano cutting inside and scoring.With the lively Javier Hernandez and Lozano left up top, Mexico looked dangerous on the counter and finally made Germany pay.West Ham United forward Hernandez lured Mats Hummels into a challenge he was never going to win and span away into the unoccupied space in behind.He duly found the PSV Eindhoven man who cut inside once again and beat Manuel Neuer at his near post. 6 6 Rather than spring into life, the 2014 holders remained sloppy and toothless in attack, with fans noting Leroy Sane would have made a world of difference.Real Madrid star Kroos hit the bar, but it was the closest they came in the opening 45 minutes to finding a breakthrough.As the second half began, Mexico showed they were more than happy to sit back and soak up pressure from the European heavyweights and try to hit them on the break.Miguel Layun was guilty of squandering several chances and was nearly made to pay when veteran striker Mario Gomez was presented with a golden opportunity from the bench, but he could not beat Guillermo Ochoa.STAR MAN – Carlos Velalast_img read more

REVEALED: 40 YEARS ON, OUR GERRY FINALLY TO GET HIS INTERNATIONAL CAPS!

REVEALED: 40 YEARS ON, OUR GERRY FINALLY TO GET HIS INTERNATIONAL CAPS!

first_imgAlmost 40 years after he played three games for the Republic of Ireland, a Donegal man is to be finally recognised for his sporting achievements.Gerry Meehan played alongside a number of household names including Frank Stapleton, Liam Brady and David O’Leary.Gerry played for the Republic of Ireland at schoolboy level in 1973 – 38 years ago. But he never received three caps for the games he played. Now a chance encounter with FAI boss John Delaney has led to Gerry’s dream being realised. He will be getting them after all these years!The pair had a chat during his recent visit to Letterkenny to open the new stand at Leckview Park.John promised he would look into the matter and now he has been true to his word.Gerry said “I honestly never thought this day would come and I am just so delighted.” Gerry is currently the vice-Chairman of Letterkenny Rovers FC as well as an Honorary Life Member.It will be presented to him by Dessie Kelly, member of FAI Senior Council, at the Station House Hotel on Monday, 31st October at 8pm.Gerry’s achievement will be featured in the match programme for the forthcoming Euro 2012 play-off between the Republic of Ireland and Estonia at the Aviva Stadium.EndsREVEALED: 40 YEARS ON, OUR GERRY FINALLY TO GET HIS INTERNATIONAL CAPS! was last modified: October 27th, 2011 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:CapsFAIGerry Meehanlast_img read more

THE STUNNING NORTHERN LIGHTS RETURN TO SKIES OF DONEGAL

THE STUNNING NORTHERN LIGHTS RETURN TO SKIES OF DONEGAL

first_imgThe Northern Lights return! Picture courtesy of the Buncrana Camera Club.They have disappeared from our skies for a while.But the stunning Aurora Borealis have returned to the skies over Co Donegal with spectacular results.Members of the Buncrana Camera Club caught this image of the stunning light display which are also commonly known as the Northern Lights. The photo was taken at Dunree Head on the grounds of the Dunree Fort and Military Museum.Last year thousands of visitors flocked from across the country to see the amazing dancing lights.Rory Adam Porter, a veteran of Northern Light pictures, said it was great to see the display return.“We are so honoured to be able to see this spectacular natural happening. “They were gone for a while but they are back now and it’s great to be able to let people know they are here.“Everyone should see them at least once in their life. They’re breathtaking,” he said. THE STUNNING NORTHERN LIGHTS RETURN TO SKIES OF DONEGAL was last modified: August 5th, 2013 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:Buncrana Clubnorthern lightslast_img read more

Focus on Williams’ victims

Focus on Williams’ victims

first_img “His just punishment, his execution, could provide us some closure and peace,” Lora Owens wrote. In an interview, she said Williams’ books, his Nobel peace and literature prize nominations by a lawmaker, professors and others, and his life story portrayed in a made-for-television movie called “Redemption,” reopen old wounds. Her husband died in 1995 and she said one of his last concerns was justice for his son. “It was on his mind up to the very end,” she said. “You just don’t forget things like that. You don’t put it behind you.” Owens had two young daughters when he died in a 7-Eleven storage room about 4 a.m. on Feb. 28, 1979, shot twice in the back with a sawed-off shotgun. Four years earlier, he had split with his wife, leaving his two daughters to be raised by their mother, who had remarried. On March 11, 1979, less than two weeks after the Owens murder, three members of the Yang family were gunned down after Williams broke into the Brookhaven Motel. They were preparing to sell the business because the neighborhood had deteriorated, according to the prosecutor at the time. The couple’s son, Robert Yang, was awakened by gunfire, called police and later testified against Williams. Efforts by The Associated Press to track down surviving Yang family members were unsuccessful, but according to the state Attorney General’s Office, they support the jury’s verdict and oppose clemency. 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 With the help of prosecutors and victims’ rights advocates, they plan to urge the governor today to consider their loss – store clerk Albert Owens, 26, and motel owners Yen-I Yang, 76, and Tsai-Shai Yang, 63, and their daughter Ye-Chen Lin, 43, who left behind shattered families and changed lives. Williams claims he’s innocent and his supporters say he is more valuable alive than dead as he works behind bars to keep young people away from gangs. They want Schwarzenegger to reduce Williams’ death sentence to life in prison without parole. Williams, 51, co-founded the Crips gang in Los Angeles with a high school buddy when he was 17. He has since renounced his gangster past, spoken to community groups by phone from San Quentin State Prison and co-written a series of children’s books warning them about the dangers of a criminal life. Schwarzenegger has agreed to hear from lawyers on both sides during a private one-hour meeting today. He’s already received letters from family members who say Williams deserves to die. Owens’ stepmother wrote that Williams caused her family 26 years of anguish. SAN FRANCISCO – One victim was a young convenience store clerk and military veteran who moved back to California to fight for custody of his daughters. The other three were family members who owned a motel they were hoping to sell because the neighborhood had grown too rough. For all four, plans to change their lives were cut short by the sawed-off shotgun of Crips co-founder Stanley “Tookie” Williams during a pair of 1979 robberies in Los Angeles County that have put him on Death Row. Their stories are part of the pitch prosecutors have made to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to deny clemency and let Williams die by lethal injection on Tuesday, but most of the news coverage has focused on the criminal, not the crime. Family members say too much attention is being paid to Williams and too little is focused on their loved ones who got no second chances, no opportunities to turn their lives around. last_img read more