Jarryd Hayne hints at Fijian return

first_imgHayne has all but committed to suit up for Fiji in the World Cup, having represented the Island nation for four matches before a breakout NRL season with Parramatta in 2009 saw him garner the attention of Australian selectors. The Gold Coast Titans’ fullback has represented both Fiji and Australia at World Cups, in 2008 and 2013 respectively, with 12 tries and a winner’s medal to his name.However, with the depth of young Australian talent coming through, Hayne believes his time in the green and gold might be up.”Australia has got a ton of talent, a lot of guys younger than me,” Hayne told NRL.com. “It’s obviously up to the coach but for me I’m probably looking forward to playing with Fiji at the moment, knowing how much talent and depth Australia’s got.””It’s definitely something that I look forward to. It’s been great for me to play for Australia and Fiji, it’s been awesome.”International rugby league eligibility rules state players who are not selected to play for a tier-one nation (Australia, New Zealand and England) can play for another country if they qualify. Should Hayne don the Fijian jersey this year, it will likely boost the side’s chances of qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament. Fiji are already favoured to come out on top of Pool D, with USA, Wales and Italy also in the group. Should they win the pool, they’ll set up a quarterfinals match against the second placed team in Pool B – which features New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland and Tonga Photo by: JASON O’BRIEN/GETTY IMAGES (Jarryd Hayne has been in strong form for the Gold Coast Titans).last_img read more

Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) The Philippines thrashed Indonesia, 12-0, kicking off its gold medal bid in dominating fashion Monday at Empire City Ice Arena in Damansara Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.READ: Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockeyFEATURED 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’Ice hockey is being staged in the regional meet for the first time.The Filipinos take on Singapore next before wrapping up their stint against Malaysia and Thailand. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks”, during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) in Malaysia./ AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBEThe Philippine ice hockey team showed why it’s among the favorites to win the gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.READ: Philippine ‘Mighty Ducks’ sets out to shock in SEA GamesADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangascenter_img National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEA Games: Suarez, two Filipino pugs enter semis; Paalam out View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more

Spartans’ defense rules

first_imgLa Ca ada, which improved to 13-5-4, advances to Tuesday’s second round and will face Santa Maria St. Joseph at a site to be determined by coin flip. Santa Fe, which was a strong second to top-seeded La Serna in the Del Rio League, finished 15-6-3. SANTA FE SPRINGS – Jessica Pih may have scored the game’s only goal, but the key factor for the La Ca?ada High School girls soccer team Friday was the play of its defense. The Spartans gave host Santa Fe very little space in the attacking zone and the result was a 1-0 victory over the Chiefs in a CIF-Southern Section Division IV first-round playoff game. “(Avesyan) made a good run on the backside,” Santa Fe coach Fernie Fernandez said. “(Pih) was playing on the opposite end on the counter attack. She kind of sifted through everybody and was waiting for it and made the shot. It was a great job on (La Ca ada’s) part.” But Santa Fe, despite being limited to two high-percentage attempts, did have its chances. The first came early in the game when sophomore fullback Jennifer Aparicio gathered in a loose ball and made a perfect drop-in pass to sophomore forward Stephanie Juarez. Juarez dribbled into the center of the scoring area and fired from about 10 yards, but her line-drive shot was caught by La Ca ada goalie Colleen Boyd. “They did a great job,” Fernandez said. “Their defense was outstanding. They have a good keeper, and anything we did muster, she grabbed.” The Chiefs, trailing 1-0 in the middle portion of the second half, had a chance to possibly tie the score when junior midfielder/forward Ashley Gibson fired from just about the top of the scoring area. But the line-drive attempt hit the crossbar in the 59th minute. Senior utility player Ivana Mendez appeared to be in position for a rebound shot, but her attempt was wide. “It was just that type of game,” Fernandez said. “We missed the mark on our corner kicks, we had (scoring) opportunities, and we hit the bar or had shots go high. “Those are the type of opportunities we count on to win games and it just didn’t happen today.” steve.ramirez@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “Our defense was really strong today,” La Ca ada coach Louie Bilowitz said. “We put a lot of pressure (on Santa Fe). We just didn’t put away some balls we should have. “But we played very well. I thought we played with a lot of heart, as did (Santa Fe). Either team deserved this win, because we both worked so hard for it.” But it is the Spartans who will be moving on to the next round, a ticket they earned after closing on the game’s best opportunity at the beginning of the second half. La Ca ada, which limited the Chiefs to just one shot in the first half, scored the game’s only goal in the 41st minute. Junior forward Nancy Avesyan, who constantly frustrated the Chiefs with her speed on the outside, got loose down the left sideline. She dribbled in deep, then made a perfect crossing pass to Pih, who easily nudged it passed Santa Fe goalie Shelby Magallon for a 1-0 lead. last_img read more

Business tax breaks OK’d on path to wage-hike deal

first_img“The minimum-wage provision is going to trump all of this and is going to drive us to get this thing done pretty quickly,” Baucus said. Under the House bill, small businesses would see an extension in some tax write-offs that are scheduled to expire and would be able to continue to claim a tax credit for hiring disadvantaged workers. The legislation also would ensure that restaurants, which can deduct Social Security taxes paid on tips above the minimum wage, would not be hurt by the wage hike. The House bill would also raise revenue by closing a loophole that permits wealthy taxpayers to shift income to their children and avoid higher taxes on capital gains and dividends. The House vote displayed the influence the Senate’s Republican minority can have on congressional legislation. House Democrats had demanded a minimum-wage bill without any tax provisions. Senate Democrats insisted that without some tax relief, the minimum wage would lose necessary Republican backing. Senate Republican officials predicted the final tax package would be closer to the House version than the Senate’s. Small business groups have sided with the Senate, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is lobbying for the House version. WASHINGTON – The House overwhelmingly approved business tax breaks worth $1.8 billion over 10 years Friday, a key step toward forging a congressional compromise on increasing the minimum wage. The vote on the tax cuts was 360-45. Passage of a wage hike for the lowest-paid workers now depends on how quickly the House and Senate work out differences between their tax packages. The Senate tax breaks – worth $8.3 billion – are more than four times bigger than the ones passed in the House. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., said House and Senate negotiators could reconcile differences in the bills within two or three weeks. After the House vote, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the House tax cuts a “good first step.” “While I support the more robust Senate package,” McConnell said, “I know we can create a stronger bipartisan package that provides meaningful benefits to both those who earn the minimum wage and those who pay it.” Eager to begin their weeklong Presidents Day recess, lawmakers spent little time debating the tax cuts and acted under expedited procedures that required a two-thirds majority, a threshold the vote easily met. The bipartisan agreement behind the House tax package was in stark contrast to the largely partisan debate on Iraq that consumed the House for most of the week. Lawmakers held up the House bill as a model for legislative cooperation. Still, some Republicans complained that Democrats prevented them from offering amendments on the House floor. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., the chairman of the House tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, said the legislation “should set the tone for the rest of the Congress as we search for common ground and solutions to tough issues.”160Want 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

Excavator catches fire during land-clearing project

first_imgDeputy Fire Chief Darrell Blades says the Fort St. John fire department responded to a call at 4:53 PM yesterday afternoon, to the 9000 block of 72nd street.An excavator was loading dump trucks with top soil from a land-clearing project, and he says the engine area of the excavator caught on fire.He says they were on a scene for less than an hour to take care of, and the fire was completely extinguished.- Advertisement -No injuries were reported.The Fort St. John Fire Department is reminding people that next week is Fire Prevention Week, with the theme of the week being “Hear the Beep where you Sleep.”last_img read more

Pochettino pleased as Spurs finish above Real

first_img“I am happy for the result, to be top of the table, but we’re looking forward to playing the next game,” Pochettino said.“The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought: ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance to go to the next stage,” Pochettino said.“Then this draw we looked between us and thought: ‘OK we are going to compete and we say nothing’ – and look now we are first, top of the table.“It was difficult because Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund and APOEL are always difficult but we try to enjoy and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.”Pochettino also reserved some special praise for Dele Alli, who assisted both goals from an attacking midfield position behind a front two of Kane and Son.“For me the position he played today he can play easy because of the characteristics of him,” Pochettino said. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality and talent and capacity to cope with different positions, he has that.“The performance was great. I think the whole team was very good, fantastic performance.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino took the reins at White Hart Lane in 2014LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 22 – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was understandably delighted to secure top spot thanks to Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min found the net at Signal-Iduna-Park to guarantee top spot in Champions League Group H, above even holding champions Real Madrid.last_img read more

Wilshere: England’s World Cup humiliation ‘consigned to history’

first_img1 England midfielder Jack Wilshere believes the Three Lions’ humiliating early World Cup exit has been “consigned to history”, as they continued their road to recovery with a gritty Euro 2016 qualifying win over Estonia.Less than four months have passed since Roy Hodgson’s men trudged back from Brazil with the worst record of any England side to appear at the finals.England were eliminated in the group stage for the first time since 1958, with a record of two losses and a draw seeing them end up with their lowest-ever World Cup points tally.Uncomfortable questions continue over that failure but those involved in the national set-up are only interested in the future, with a fourth straight win in Estonia on Sunday – making it three wins out of three in the qualification campaign – helping that healing process.“It is credit to the manager and his coaching staff that the World Cup is consigned to history,” Wilshere said.“The first meet-up after the World Cup, we went through it and that was it.“Maybe the game against Switzerland [a 2-0 win in Basle last month] helped where people didn’t expect us to do much but we went there and showed we have still got the quality that is required for this level.“We have pushed on from that game now and we are looking forward. We are taking each game as it comes and we’ll look forward to the next ones.”The 1-0 victory in Tallinn was harder work than it should have been, with Estonia – ranked 81st in the world – reduced to ten men for the majority of the second half.England were wasteful in front of goal and Wilshere knows he should have opened the scoring before a Wayne Rooney free-kick maintained their 100 per cent start to qualification.“We are happy with the win but we are happy with the performance as well, especially in the first half,” the Arsenal man said.“We dominated the game, we stayed on top of them. We knew it wasn’t going to be as easy as San Marino [who England beat 5-0 last Thursday]. This is a well-organised team.“We were away from home on a different pitch to what we are used to, but I thought we did well.“We created chances, we looked back and we probably should have scored a few more but we are happy with the win.”Rooney may have got the goal and Joe Hart again voted fans’ man of the match, but Wilshere was the stand-out player on a cold night in the Baltic state.Again deployed at the base of the diamond, the 22-year-old broke-up the play as well as providing an attacking outlet – all part of the 4-4-2 diamond which has helped England to become what Wilshire describes as a “horrible team to play against”.“I said after the Switzerland game I am only going to get better in this role,” he added “It is a little bit difficult because I don’t play it for my club.“I am used to playing a different role but that’s what I spoke about after the Switzerland game, doing your homework, watching players who play in that role and learning from them.“I am feeling better and better as each game goes on. I am starting to get a little bit of an understanding with Wayne and his runs. If he keeps making those runs, he is going to beat the goal record.” England midfielder Jack Wilshere last_img read more

£53m man’s move to Liverpool – deal on or off? All you need to know here

first_imgWill he stay or will he go?This is the question Liverpool fans are eagerly awaiting the answer to as Alex Teixeira, who has 25 goals in all competitions already this season, continues to be linked with a move to Anfield.The Reds have had two bids rejected this month – the first £24.5m, the second £28m – and could make a third bid before the window slams shut at 11pm tonight.But what are the chances of this happening?talkSPORT has gathered the latest reports on Teixeira’s future – click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out what’s being said on the Brazilian and his proposed Liverpool transfer. 3 1. Jurgen Klopp has not given up hope on landing the Brazilian – Teixeira recently declared on NBC, “It is a huge club. So many great players have passed through there. It would be an honour to defend the Liverpool shirt.” And, according to the Daily Mirror. the Reds retain a slight hope that they can seal a last-minute deal, although they are unwilling to bid more than £30m. 3 2. A move may be on hold until the summer – While a deal appears difficult for the Reds to pull off on deadline day, not signing Teixeira in January wouldn’t be the end of the matter. The Daily Star report that, although Liverpool have been frustrated by Shakhtar’s tactics, it hasn’t put them off entirely, stating that talks will resume at the end of the season. As the player himself has publicly announced his desire to leave his current club, keeping him against his will isn’t an appealing prospect for the Ukrainian side. 3 3. Liverpool are reluctant to table an improved third bid – Liverpool tabled a second bid of £28m last week, which fell far short of Shakhtar’s valuation. Initially, the Ukrainian outfit insisted that an offer of no less than £35m would be accepted, before stating that his release clause of £53m must be met. This looked to have priced the Reds out of a deal this month, with reports claiming that they were reluctant to go higher than £30m, and Sky Sports have stated that a third bid is not expected to be tabled before the window slams shut. Apparently, Shakhtar view Teixeira as their remaining ‘valuable asset’ and they want to avoid being forced to sell in a similar manner as Douglas Costa last summer.last_img read more


first_imgUrris Hills Urris LakesLeenan Stragill Beach.  Tramore Beach.Horn HeadWe’ve done a number of special picture features so far this week, which showcase just how beautiful our county is. This is another picture feature, which reiterates the belief, that we live in one of the most beautiful places in Ireland.These photographs capture the beauty of Donegal immaculately.The breathtaking pictures were sent in to us by Jim Neary and James Greer. If you have any more pictures from the last number of days, send them into us at info@donegaldaily.comMORE STUNNING PICTURES OF BEAUTIFUL DONEGAL was last modified: May 29th, 2014 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:home-page featuresnewspicture specialweatherlast_img read more


first_imgLeading Donegal jockey Martin Harley has been hospitalised after a heavy fall while taking part in a race in England.Jockey Martin Harley has been hospitalised after fall.Martin, from Trentagh outside Letterkenny, fell heavily from his horse Red Alert at Lingfield earlier today.It is not known how bad his injuries are. The incident happened when Harley was riding the 7-4 favourite Red Art in the Ladbrokes Mobile Handicap.Harley was taken to hospital by ambulance but racing was delayed for more than an hour and a half as a result.Harley was closing on the leaders inside the final furlong when Red Art clipped the heels of horses in front of him.The horse fell heavily and suffered fatal injuries. Harley was thrown hard to the ground and had to be taken to East Surrey Hospital in nearby Redhill. Presumido (5-1) held on to win the race, by half a length from Alnoomaas, and the trainer Simon Dow said: “It’s a hollow victory when something like that happens, and our thoughts are with Martin and the other connections.” DONEGAL JOCKEY HARLEY HOSPITALISED AFTER FALL was last modified: March 20th, 2014 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:donegalfalljockeyMartin Harleylast_img read more