Penrith Panthers lose James Maloney to injury

first_imgThe Panthers confirmed the NSW five-eighth had suffered a grade-two medial ligament tear during Saturday’s get-out-of-jail win over the Gold Coast.The club said he had been sidelined indefinitely and would not be back for the final three regular rounds.He is now eyeing Week One of the finals as his earliest possible return.Medial ligament strains generally take 3-6 weeks to heal, meaning he may not be back at all this year, should the Panthers go out in straight sets in the finals.Maloney has looked hindered over the past several weeks, playing with a toe injury and broken thumb.He was criticised after missing 12 tackles and making just nine against Canberra in Round 21.The Panthers have endured a torrid week, after the sacking of coach Anthony Griffin.They’ve looked far from in peak form over the last month, flogged by Brisbane, and forced to overcome big deficits in their last three victories over Manly, Canberra and Gold Coast.With Tyrone May shaping as Maloney’s likely replacement, much of the pressure will be on 20-year-old halfback Nathan Cleary to steer the team around the park.The Panthers go into Round 23 in fourth, but are equal with a resurgent Cronulla and a dangerous Warriors outfit on 28 points.They also have a difficult draw, facing Newcastle, Warriors and Melbourne over the final three rounds.last_img read more

Chaos ensues as McIntyre wins NXT title in NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments In the night’s other matches, Asuka continued her 504-day NXT Women’s Championship reign as she survived a game challenge from Ember Moon, working on her challenger’s left arm all match long before submitting her with the Asuka Lock.Aleister Black also topped Hideo Itami in a highly physical matchup, which ended after the Dutch star nailed his Japanese foe with the Black Mass.Andrade “Cien” Almas won in the night’s opener after his valet Zelina Vega threw a #DIY shirt on Johnny Gargano, providing the distraction which led to the Mexican star hitting La Sombra on his opponent.ADVERTISEMENT PH finishes 4th in men’s water polo 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ It was supposed to be a crowning moment for the returning McIntyre, who made his comeback to the WWE umbrella after getting released in 2014. He survived a pair of Glorious DDTs from Roode and reversed the third before hitting the Claymore for the three-count.Unfortunately, his triumphant celebration was ruined after the Cole, O’Reilly, and Fish crashed the party and asserted themselves as the new force to be reckoned with in NXT.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’O’Reilly and Fish earlier made their presence felt as they made a post-match attack after SAnitY dethroned the Authors of Pain to win the NXT Tag Team Championship.Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe have just dethroned the defending champions after they hit a tandem neckbreaker on Rezar, before the indy duo left all of the competitors in a pile of heap. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her (From left to right) Bobby Fish, Adam Cole, and Kyle O’Reilly made immediate impact at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, attacking newly crowned NXT Champion Drew McIntyre. Photo by WWE.comDrew McIntyre finally realized his potential after winning the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Sunday (Manila time), but that may have come with a price.The Scottish star emerged as the biggest target in the locker room, which led to former Ring of Honor champion Adam Cole making immediate impact as he, alongside fellow independent standouts Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish, attacked the newly crowned champion after his grueling match against Bobby Roode.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Man charged after “cussout”

first_imgHugh Nelson, 45, of Lot 12 East La Penitence, Georgetown, was placed before the courts and charged following heated exchanges with another man.It is alleged that on September 5, 2016, at Independence Boulevard, he used abusive language towards Clifton Barker. Also on August 26, 2016, at the same location, he used abusive behaviour towards Felicia Barker. Additionally, on August 25, 2016, he used threatening language towards Clifton Barker thereby breaching a bond to keep the peace.The defendant denied the allegations, and pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Annette Singh on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The prosecution had no objections, and bail was granted in the sum of 00 for each charge.Barker will next appear on October 10, 2016 for the commencement of his trial.last_img read more

Lone Star First Batch Arrives in Zimbabwe

first_imgSome of the first batch of players – a majority of locally based players currently in Zimbabwe Photo: LFA …LFA sends message of condolence to striker William JeborThe first batch of Lone Star players yesterday arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe ahead of their first match in the 2019 African Nation’s Cup qualifiers.According to the Liberia Football Association, the five foreign based players invited for the match have also arrived in Harare.The five players are Boison Wynney de Souza of Llosetense, Murphy Oscar Dorley of Trakai FC, Zah Rahan Krangar of Felda United, Dirkir Glay of Persiba Balikpanpan, and Sylvanus Nimely of FC Spartak Moscow.Foreign based players Teah Dennis and Marcus McCauley of Al Ahli of Jordan are expected to arrive in Zimbabwe today.The delegation is headed by FC Fassel’s President Reginald Kpan Nagbe. The second group of players will take off for Harare today.In another development, the LFA said it is saddened by the death of striker William Jebor’s mother Savanah Bedford Davies who reportedly died from heart failure on June 6.“The LFA through its President and Executive Committee is saddened that the Liberian international has suffered such loss at the time he is celebrating a milestone achievement in his career and we stand with him as he goes through this difficult period,” the LFA said.Lone Star delegation:1 Nagbe Reginald Kpan-Head of Delegation2 Mcgill J. Bryant-Youth & Sports Representative3 Willie Horatio Bobby-Press officer4 Debbah James Salinsa-Head Coach5 Kolo Thomas Sebwe-Deputy Coach6 Collins Sebastian Klunturn-Adm. Manager7 Konuwa Patrick- Physiotherapist8 Johnson Tommy-Kitman9 Hart Ezekiel Yokies- Kit man10 Wynney De Souza Boison11 Songo’s Tommy Gbayeh- Player12 Hilton Varney-Player13 Paye Mark- Player14 Johnson Sam- Player15 Williams Dioh-Player16 Glay Dirkir- Player17 Murphy Dorley-Player18 Jackson Christopher-Player19 Dennis Teah- Player20 Williams Carlos- Player21 Nyumah Saah- Player22 Maccornel Alvin- Player23 Maculey Macus-Player24 Kennedy Prince-Player25 Krangar Zah-Player26 Johnson Nuwo-Player27 Saydee Prince- Player28 Nimely Sylvanus- Player29 Jacob Janjay-Trainer30 Jaysay John-Player31 Zayzay Kolubah-journalistShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘No Time to Wait’, Says Cummings

first_imgANC Standard Bearer, Alexander CummingsLiberia’s rebuilding process must start nowThe momentum at which the standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander Cummings, is moving on the campaign trail is a clear indication that excellent performance in a contest is not primarily dependent upon how long one has been contesting, but how well the contestant is prepared to face the challenge.Some had harbored the thought that Cummings, being a newcomer to the Liberian political terrain, might be unknown and therefore not appeal to the electorates, but his late arrival seems to be the very impetus of attraction that is driving support to his base across the country. And being new to the political environment creates a much coveted advantage of a clean record, or so it seems.In a relatively short time, Cummings has made  himself known and apparently accepted, not necessarily as a possible president, to the Liberian people—many of whom seem to be bored with and cynical about the better known politicians and their old tricks of politicking that are replete with lies and deception that result in unfulfilled campaign promises.Though his platform, experience and education are appealing to many Liberians, many still feel that Cummings is actually a future president and that 2017 might have just come for him too soon.Speaking with the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview on Friday, September 8, Cummings noted that Liberia is too far behind its neighbors. “This is the time that we get started on a robust development agenda.”The former Coca-Cola executive noted that it is no secret that Liberia is decades if not half a century behind its neighbors in the Mano River Union and ECOWAS regions in terms of infrastructure development and economy and therefore to waste an additional six years would just put the country in a more precarious position.In a passionate appeal, Cummings  told our reporters: “This is the reason Liberians must elect Cummings now and not tomorrow. We must start the robust development of our country immediately. We need to start this process right away. No time to waste and no time to wait. Let us not wait another six years,” he said, adding that too many Liberians are struggling and suffering and need to be attended to.”He continued, “We don’t have the luxury of waiting another six years. I may not be around and I may not run in six years,” he said, noting that the idea of waiting another six years is completely unappealing, and “I think most Liberians don’t feel that way. What I can say is I’m running for president in 2017 and I’m focusing on winning the elections this year.”Providing an analogy to back his argument, Cummings said, “If you have an old car that keeps breaking down, and someone offers you a new car –a new technology that is reliable, will you refuse such offer? It is definitely a resounding no. This is the same scenario with Cummings and this is what we offer our people. We are focused on 2017, and we will focus on winning in 2017. I strongly believe that we will win these elections,” he said with confidence.“It is a fact that nobody controls the future. I hope to live a long time but I may not be around.”Cummings’ message on the campaign trail seems to be resonating with the Liberian people across the country as he has currently put himself in a comfortable position as one of the front runners of the presidential polls.From what is observed in the campaign process, it is clear that Mr. Cummings, could a favorite underdog in the October elections. His support has apparently soared since the first presidential debate where he faced off with more entrenched counterparts — VP Boakai of Unity Party, Benoni Urey of All Liberia Party and Charles Brumskine of Liberty Party .Analyses and opinions of individuals on the radio, social media, and political centers across the country and in the Diaspora rated Cummings as the top performer of the debate. Also, many neutrals and undecided voters tend to gravitate to Cummings as a safe choice.“The campaign has been going very well and we are gaining more momentum since it started. We have traveled all over the place making our case to the Liberian people. We are walking through the many districts,” he said.He said the team will be in Margibi, Bong, and several other counties this week to engage the electorates about the plans of the ANC.The source of the ANC standard bearer’s  optimism and confidence of winning in October is being built in recent months from his campaign tours in the Southeast, and from the fact that many of the voters are undecided, which could be in his favor.“We are appealing to the minds and consciences of the new voters who are happy with what we’ve got to offer. We are confident in our campaign and the strategies we are employing in this process to win votes,” he said.He added that the ANC will surprise conventional wisdom on October 10, when the party wins the first round.Cummings said he is the best of all the candidates because he brings integrity, strong intellect and a lot of experience. “We come with a good amount of work ethics. I’m a person who focuses on results and not activities. One can be very busy but doing nothing. This is not the kind of workers we need.”So far Cummings, among many other things, has been praised for being succinct on how to get the economy running, and how the country can expand its revenue base. He emphasized expanding the national budget by cutting waste and reducing the salaries of a few elites and reducing poverty through infrastructure development, thereby creating wealth for Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Palmyra Monument to be commissioned during India’s PM visit

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon has confirmed that the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is expected to visit Guyana in December, which will also mark the commissioning of the Indian Indentureship Monument in Palmyra on the Corentyne, Berbice.Sections of the monument after it came crashing downThis announcement was made at Monday morning’s post-Cabinet briefing where it was highlighted that Prime Minister Modi will be embarking on his first-ever visit to Guyana.“I know he’s coming sometime early in December and that, of course, the Indian Monument at Palmyra, we’re working very seriously to ensure that that monument is completed and not only in the original format in which it came, but we’re doing some extensive work to ensure that it is something that is fitting for the Prime Minister to come and see when he gets here.”The 12 feet by 12 feet Indian Indentureship Monument is being completed with extended works ongoing.Minister Harmon indicated that additional works included a visitors’ gallery and security hut which would be constructed to the tune of $38 million.“For the construction of a visitors’ gallery and security hut at the Indian Immigration Monument…a contract in the sum of $38,015,000 [was] awarded,” said the Minister of State.The monument was designed and constructed in India at a cost of US$150,000, and was gifted to Guyana by the Government of India to symbolise the country’s cultural celebration.However, in April 2017, the base for the structure came crashing down which prompted the Indian Government to request a report. It was later related that it offered to send skilled craftsmen to rebuild it.Earlier this year, the Public Infrastructure Ministry had also indicated that over $63 million in contracts was awarded for the construction of a supporting structure which included works on the base.Information from the Public Infrastructure Ministry indicated that the works commenced on August 14, and are expected to be completed by October 31.The construction is divided into eight lots and involves the creation of a base and podium for the monument, peripheral structures such as a perimeter walkway and parking area, internal and external landscaping, roadway and drainage, lighting and the visitor’s gallery, fencing and the security hut.last_img read more

Skeletal remains of missing man found at Kuru Kururu

first_imgThe skeletal remains of a missing man were found on Sunday along a pathway leading to the Kuru Kururu Backlands, Linden- Soesdyke Highway.A pair of multi-coloured trousers, green jersey, dark coloured tope, a pair of brown and cream slippers and a cutlass were found next to the remains.The remains, along with the clothing and slippers, were taken to the Lyken Funeral Home while the cutlass was lodged at the Timehri Police Station to be analysed.The clothing and slippers were subsequently identified as that of 45-year-old Trevor Chung, a farmer of Lot 5 Coverden, East Bank Demerara (EBD), who went missing mid-December.The items were identified by a brother of the deceased man.A statement was taken from Chung’s brother as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

Support PPP/C for the restoration of hope – Ali

first_imgAs he reflected on the grim reality of many families in Guyana, Presidential Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Irfaan Ali has vowed to restore hope among the people, especially those who have experienced some form of struggle within the last few years.A section of the gathering at the fundraising event on Monday eveningAli was at the time delivering remarks at the Party’s Georgetown District fundraising dinner on Monday evening at Parc Rayne.“Today, families and women and mothers are not only faced with the hardship that the economy is bringing to them, they are faced with broken down social infrastructure, broken down healthcare system, a broken education system, a system in which safety and security is not guaranteed,” he explained.To this end, he promised to restore hope among those families. “This party struggles every day to advance the cause of humanity,” Ali expressed.“We owe it to those mothers, we owe it to every single woman of this country, to struggle, to fight and to restore for them, that hope, that dignity, that price to be able to protect their family,” he stated.In preparation for the upcoming General and Regional Elections, the PPP/C has unveiled part of its elections manifesto, where it provided a glimpse of its plan for the country should it be elected at the March 2020 polls.According to Ali, this plan will truly guarantee a good life for every single citizen of Guyana.PPP/C Presidential Candidate, Dr Irfaan Ali addressing supporters“I present to you a PPP plan that will deliver this better tomorrow that will ensure our young people will look up to tomorrow with hope,” the Presidential Candidate posited.“When you support us on March 2, you are supporting more jobs, you are supporting a better economy, you are supporting the protection of your rights… [you are supporting] youth development, a safe and secure environment, development of the productive sectors, real growth, infrastructural development, a better education system, a stronger and more united Guyana in which investment will flow once again, jobs will be restored and most importantly, there will be social justice for all,” Ali said.Among the Party’s plans for Guyana is the removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) on key areas such as electricity, water and healthcare, among other things.Also on the Party’s agenda is the reversal and/or reduction of the over 200 tax measures imposed by the coalition administration— such as on building materials, on data, and exports.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had pointed out that Government should be encouraging more exports so that foreign currency can be earned and more jobs created locally, not trying to stifle exports.Moreover, the Party intends to reverse the VAT on farming, mining and forestry equipment.For the education sector, the PPP/C has promised to offer 20,000 online scholarships along with strategic initiatives to support the private education system.Additionally, the Party plans to offer free university education within its five-year term in office.Jagdeo had reasoned that “We could’ve easily said free university from day one but we’re not APNU (A Partnership for National Unity – the majority party in the coalition government). They promised free university, but they increased the University fees by 25 per cent. We’re not gonna do that, we’re making it clear within the five year’s we’re gonna do it”.last_img read more

‘He’s stuck to us like a leech!’ Man United fans fume as LvG struggles to shift dead wood from squad

first_img Manchester United transfer latest: ‘We just don’t sell well’ – Red Devils fans frustrated as Nani is linked with £3.5m move to Fenerbahce 1 Manchester United midfielder Nani is the subject of interest from Turkish side Fenerbahce, according to reports.The Istanbul based outfit are believed to have tabled a bid in the region of £3-5 million for the 28-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Sporting Libson.However, the Red Devils are keen to hold out for an improved offer, given that the Portugal international signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford in the early stages of David Moyes’ reign.It is thought that Nani has already agreed personal terms, so it is up to the two clubs to determine the midfielder’s valuation if a deal is to be completed.But what should Louis van Gaal demand for a man who has represented little more than a fringe player of late?Is the current fee on offer far too low? Or should United cut their losses and get rid of the midfielder once and for all?Manchester United fans have discussed Nani’s valuation and you can see the best reaction to his proposed move to Fenerbahce below….last_img read more