Cheika challenges Wallabies to answer Lynagh criticism on the pitch

first_imgThe Wallabies were thrashed 54-34 in their Rugby Championship opener in Sydney last weekend, with only a late revival once the All Blacks had already run riot salvaging any pride.Australia legend Lynagh tore into their performance on Sky Sports, saying their skills were “non-existent”.Cheika’s side have the opportunity for revenge in Dunedin this weekend in the second Bledisloe Cup Test.The Wallabies coach said there is little they can do to alter Lynagh’s opinion aside from showing an improvement on the pitch.”Where’s he? Over in England isn’t he?” Cheika said. “If that’s how he feels, [we] can’t change it except for what we do on the field.”There’s nothing else I can say to it, really.”Skills coach Mick Byrne, who formerly worked for New Zealand, took the criticism on the chin.”When you’re talking about a dropped pass or a missed tackle they’re skillsets and yeah, they weren’t up to scratch,” said Byrne.”When you’re out there as a group working on changing habits, there is a period of time when sometimes it’s not acceptable. I understand that.”I honestly believe that when you’re inside, we know where we are going with it. We are not executing some of the things we’d like to but we are trying to get better every day.”When you look at the game and from a scoreboard point of view, some of the errors we made, we took some great learnings.”last_img read more

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McCarthy, Campbell combine to put Scorpions ahead

first_img TOP ORDER WRECKED Opener Kjorn Ottley hit 31, and first-innings century-maker Jeremy Solozano, 19, but Campbell claimed four for 35 to wreck the top order. Captain Yannick Ottley, unbeaten on 10, and Yannic Cariah, eight, will lead Red Force’s fight on the final day. They looked to be batting themselves into a strong position when Ottley stroked five fours in an innings consuming 81 balls in nearly one and a half hours at the crease. Once Solozano fell after an hour at the crease, the innings spiralled into turmoil. Barbadian Kyle Hope perished, without scoring, to the fourth ball he faced before Kjorn Ottley was taken at cover by Damion Jacobs to leave Red Force on 56 for three. With much depending on seasoned left-hander Narsingh Deonarine, Campbell struck yet again, having the Guyanese stumped for 14 to leave Scorpions on top. Earlier, it was McCarthy who provided the early momentum for the visitors in a superb 149-run, fourth-wicket stand with former skipper Tamar Lambert, who made 45. All told, McCarthy struck 16 fours off 180 deliveries in an innings lasting just over three and three-quarter hours. Lambert, meanwhile, on 12 at the start, batted solidly for 191 balls and 217 minutes and gathered four boundaries. McCarthy eventually fell in the third over before lunch, which Scorpions reached at 228 for four, but a collapse ensued on resumption, with wickets falling steadily. Wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton then held the innings together with an unbeaten 33 as Scorpions rallied to a small first-innings lead. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Andre McCarthy stroked a brilliant, maiden first-class hundred, and part-time off-spinner John Campbell snapped up four wickets as Jamaica Scorpions rocked Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to take a giant step towards victory on today’s final day of their third-round encounter in the Regional First Class Championship. The right-handed McCarthy converted his overnight 49 not out into 121 as Scorpions, resuming from 119 for three, posted 291 all out for a lead of 20 runs at Queen’s Park Oval yesterday. Leg-spinner Imran Khan led the Red Force attack, finishing with seven for 90 to register his 13th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. Red Force then easily erased the deficit, coasting to 49 without loss before Campbell engineered a collapse to leave the hosts tottering on 87 for four at the close – a lead of only 67.last_img read more

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Social ills on increase at Charity – APNU/AFC Councillor

first_imgThere have been an increase of social ills in the fast-growing community of Charity in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and according to Government Councillor Julian Cummings more social work needed to be conducted in the area.Cummings was at the time speaking at the monthly statutory Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting held on March 14 at Anna Regina.Cummings, during his address to his fellow Councillors, stated that child labour was prevalent in the area and the Education Department through its welfare section needed to step up on its truancy campaigns.“Every day you go Charity, you see teenagers who are supposed to be in schoolAPNU/AFC Councillor Julian Cummingare involved in laborious work; they are robbed of an education, the social ills increasing,” Cummings said.With that, he said that youths were unemployed and as such, were constantly involved in unlawful activities. He, therefore, called on the Commander of G Division (Essequibo Islands and Coast) to pay keen attention and to conduct frequent patrolling in the area.He said often youths were involved in drugs and allegedly, young girls were trafficking same. Cummings said he believed that focus needed to be placed on the area to get youths off the streets and educational programmes needed to be implemented to get them involved meaningfully.“It’s wrong to have children working; they need to be in school, no jobs for them. They are being pressured; education officers need to clamp down on this; especially [at] Xenon Street children are seen loitering and involved in illegal activities,” the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Councillor stated.After Cummings’ comments on the topic, Head of the RDC, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt said that indeed the area required more attention. He, therefore, called on the Education Department officials to be more visible in that community. A request was also made for RDC and Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Councillors to conduct frequent outreaches in the areas, reaching out to persons and youths through community engagement.last_img read more

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Family effort linked to better test scores

first_img“When you have a school like Stevenson Ranch, where you have huge parent involvement and parent-education levels go beyond college, those kids do well. You have a much bigger challenge when you have parents that are working a couple of jobs, who may not have gotten through high school and don’t know how to model for their children.” Winger added that for a school like McGrath, it is all about involved teachers and staffers who are willing to go the extra mile for students. At McGrath, after-school programs have helped inch the school’s API scores upward, as do weekly assessments of children’s progress, Winger added that he deals with his diverse district by looking at every school through a growth model. “Everybody has to move forward; it doesn’t matter who you are.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – In the Newhall Elementary School District, Santa Clarita’s most ethnically diverse, the achievement gap is quite visible. While the district had an above-average API of 866, at Stevenson Ranch Elementary, with a predominantly white and Asian student body, scores peaked at 936, placing the school in the top 10 percent of elementary schools in the state. At McGrath Elementary, where the academic calendar is adjusted to include up to six extra weeks for kids who face problems in the classrooms, the API score was 759 – a big improvement from last year’s score of 745 but still below the Newhall district average. Marc Winger, Newhall district superintendent, said the achievement gap is not an ethnicity issue, but one of wealth. last_img read more

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Passenger tries to get 700 snakes on plane

first_imgCustoms officers at Cairo’s airport on Thursday detained a man bound for Saudi Arabia who was trying to smuggle 700 live snakes on a plane, airport authorities said. The officers were stunned when a passenger, identified as Yahia Rahim Tulba, told them his carry-on bag contained live snakes after he was asked to open it. Tulba opened his bag to show the snakes to the police and asked the officers, who kept at a safe distance, not to come close. Among the various snakes, hidden in small cloth sacks, were two poisonous cobras, authorities said. The Egyptian said he had hoped to sell the snakes in Saudi Arabia. Police confiscated the snakes and turned Tulba over to the prosecutor’s office, accusing him of violating export laws and endangering the lives of other passengers. According to the customs officials, Tulba claimed the snakes are wanted by Saudis who display them in glass jars in shops, keep them as pets or sell them to research centers. 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

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Fulham boss Symons open to loan deals for fringe players

first_imgFulham boss Kit Symons has revealed he is ready to let some of the fringe players in his squad leave the club on loan.Fans favourite Symons, who was appointed permanent manager at the Craven Cottage club last month after a string of good results, is prepared to let players move before the Football League loan window shuts at the end of November.Youngsters Chris David and Cameron Burgess, as well as striker Matt Smith could all depart from the west London side while summer signings Adil Chihi and Mark Fotheringham have so far failed to make an impact.“We will actively encourage the young players to get out on loan for their development and to hopefully improve and come back with a view to playing in our first team,” Symons said.“Other more senior players who want to get out on loan, we will listen to that but we’ve got to do what’s right for the football club.” 1 Fulham manager Kit Symons last_img read more

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REVEALED: MOUNTAIN BIKERS SPREAD THEIR GOSPEL WITH ‘BITTA CRAIC’ FOR BEGINNERS

first_imgThe Donegal Mountain Biking Club are so enthusiastic about spreading the word about their sport, they’ve come up with a special category for beginners….the ‘Bitta Craic’ section.The club is launching its Castle Cycles Mountain Bike Series for 2012.This series is a 3-race competition with points awarded at each race and an overall prize awarded at the end of the series. Said MTB man Findhan Strain: “For 2012, the Club has introduced a new category for those looking for a bit of fun.“The three categories running this year are Senior Mens, Womens and the ‘Bitta Craic’ category.“With the various categories this year, Donegal MTB are confident of attracting novices and experts alike.”The series starts with the legendary ‘Bogman’ race on the 15th July. The Bogman event is one of the most enjoyable events of the mountain biking year and this year promises to be better again with new sections added to the route to increase the fun factor.More than 100 competitors are expected to turn out this year as the mountain biking bug is catching on…and there might be a few more if it really catches on.Potential competitors are being urged to give it a try and Donegal MTB guarantee that when you give one a go, you will be hooked!Registration is now open for the Bogman on www.donegalmtb.com.Go on…sure it’s a bit of craic! REVEALED: MOUNTAIN BIKERS SPREAD THEIR GOSPEL WITH ‘BITTA CRAIC’ FOR BEGINNERS was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 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:REVEALED: MOUNTAIN BIKERS SPREAD THEIR GOSPEL WITH ‘BITTA CRAIC’ FOR BEGINNERSlast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN REARRANGED AT BARNHILL AFTER FOUL WEATHER

first_imgLetterkenny Golf News: With the Captain once again proving that his “intuition” is usually correct, the decision to postpone the weekend competitions, including the Captain’s drive-in on Sunday, was most appreciated by the members when the forecasted inclement gale force winds and rain finally arrived.CAPTAINS’ DRIVE-IN: Looking forward with much delight and anticipation to the annual DRIVE-IN, members would like to take this opportunity in wishing Club Captain Gerard Duffy, Lady Captain Margo Birmingham and club President Anne Condon every success in the forthcoming season. The Drive-In will now take place on SUNDAY 8th MARCH, [weather permitting]. Competition format will be a SCRAMBLE. Sign-in from 10am—tea, coffee, scones, meet & greet: Shotgun start @ 12noon:With the “back-to-golf” syndrome kicking in again, competitors are reminded that the Wednesday & Saturday Opens and Sunday confined competitions have returned to normal [weather permitting] with members’ entry fee €7. “Mats” are still in operation until St. Patrick’s Day at the earliest. Congratulations to Letterkenny Golf Club member Finnian O’ Doherty, proud winner of the North West Alliance Golfer of the Year [Gross] and to Eamonn O’ Carroll who finished a very credible 4th position in Saturday’s outing to Ballyliffin.SUBS:It’s that time of year again! All members are asked to forward membership subscriptions asap. Subs must be paid before St. Patrick’s Day Open.WE NEED YOUR OLD MOBILE PHONES—- to get a second defibrillator that will be housed on the course, making it more accessible should something occur during play on the front 11 holes. There is a box provided in the club foyer for all of your old unwanted mobile phones—-please donate NOW!!HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?Letterkenny Golf Club’s Online Lotto’s draw took place on Wednesday 18th February and, although there was no JACKPOT winner of €1,750, two lotto members who smiled happily were Dessie Kelly & Seamus Mc Conville winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 9, 10; The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries is 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com and follow the prompts. Join from as little as €20! [€2 per week] Thank you for playing and please continue to encourage your fellow members, friends & family to play our Club Lotto.**Don’t forget the social club’s fun afternoon of BINGO organized by the ladies’ branch on Sunday 1st March. Books & jackpot sheets available, everyone welcome.** BROWNS on the GREEN in conjunction with Letterkenny Golf Club, invite you to come and view their very own Cookery Demonstration by the Award Winning IAN ORR ,(Executive Head Chef, Browns Group). Demonstration will take place on Thursday 19th March @ 7.30 pm in Letterkenny Golf Club, Barnhill, Letterkenny. *Tickets €15.00pp* Meet and Greet afterwards. Light refreshmentsGOLF NEWS: CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN REARRANGED AT BARNHILL AFTER FOUL WEATHER was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more

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DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL BECOMES LATEST COUNCIL TO OPPOSE WATER CHARGES

first_imgDonegal County Council has become the latest council to oppose residential water charges.The council today unanimusly agreed to oppose the charges at its monthly meeting at council chambers in Lifford.It followed a motion by Sinn Fein Cllr Jack Murray who welcomed the support. “Donegal County Council has unanimously endorsed my motion which opposed the Government’s proposed introduction of watercharges and stated that people should not have to pay for a public service which is a recognised as a basic human right.“People cannot afford another charge on top of the money they are already forking out. They are already caught with the Universal Social Charge, Levies, PRSI, increased fuel bills, mortgage increases, plus the proposed utility charge. This is all on top of huge pay cuts and hours being cut back in their precarious jobs.“Everybody recognises that water is a valuable resource, and it is clearly expensive to treat. However, this must be paid for through the central domestic taxation system as it is the fairest way and will not add a new tax to those who can least afford it,” he said. He also urged his fellow Fine Gael and Labour councillors on Donegal County Council to bring the message back to the Government that the needs of the Irish Government and not private interests need to be addressed.EndsDONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL BECOMES LATEST COUNCIL TO OPPOSE WATER CHARGES was last modified: June 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:Cllr Jack Murraywater chargeslast_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: GREAT DAY’S CRAIC AT ANNUAL ARRANMORE HOSPICE DAY

first_imgA very ‘HAPPY’ day was had by all in Arranmore yesterday for the 2nd Anuual Wee Neilly Hospice Day.The Boyle family at Smugglers want to say a A MASSIVE THANK YOU to each and everybody that attended the event.They were delighted to have …. Trad na nóg performing…..the KEADUE band … . the MULLADUFF band… the CRICKAMORE band… the DUNGLOE senior band…. the MAGHERY band…. the ARRANMORE pipe band…. Darren and lovely Irish dancers from Eilis Boyle school of dancing & Fionn Duggan….Geraldine Bonner, Aishling, Karl & Joseph…. The Arranmore & Burtonport musicians and finally Rambling Fever. A FANTASTIC €3,400 was raised at the event, in aid of the Donegal Hospice.   PICTURE SPECIAL: GREAT DAY’S CRAIC AT ANNUAL ARRANMORE HOSPICE DAY was last modified: May 5th, 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:AnnualarranmoreHospiceWee Neilly Daylast_img read more

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