All Blacks flanker Sam Cane was straight to the point, admitting South Africa would push his side to the limit in next weekend’s Albany Test.Having endured the year from hell last year, the Springboks have picked up a head of steam in 2017 and are yet to lose a Test.A 3-0 series whitewash over France in June has made way for an encouraging Rugby Championship start, twice beating Argentina and drawing with Australia.The All Blacks, meanwhile, have won three from three – but only after frights against Australia and Argentina and struggling with their skill execution.Cane said South Africa would require another lift in intensity.They had clearly unified under the captaincy of lock Eben Etzebeth, and were laying the foundations for a 2019 Rugby World Cup tilt.”They love these matches and so do we,” the 25-year-old Cane said.”The history between these two sides, it comes out even today, and when it’s out on the field it’s pretty evident – we know what we’re going to get.”They’ve obviously had a few troubles but they’ve come together and they’ve always got a strong squad, always manage to put out a good team.”Coach Steve Hansen admitted to only having a cursory glance at South Africa’s 23-23 draw with Australia after his side’s 39-22 win over Los Pumas.He would do a more detailed analysis in the coming days.Irrespective of that review, Hansen confirmed Aaron Smith would return to the Test No.9 jumper next weekend, with his bullet passing a major asset.The likes of Sam Whitelock, Ryan Crotty and Cane – who started on the bench against Argentina – are also near-certainties to slot back into the XV.”South Africa are playing really well,” Hansen said.”They seem to be incredibly tight with each other, so they’re building something from a cultural point of view and that’ll make them more dangerous.”
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Rau was the treasurer of the PNGRFL since 2012 until his official appointment as CEO last night.“It’s going to be an interesting journey. I am looking forward to the challenge.“Being on the board for the last three years, I was part and parcel of the governance restructuring of the PNGRFL as treasurer.“I was also in charge of the finance and audit committee of the PNGRFL and we since 2013 until now have done a lot of reformation, a lot of restructuring.“But it’s a different thing now to actually drive this organization. I’m very very excited at the new challenge,” said Rau.Rau added he was looking forward to working with the PNGRFL team.“The owners of the game are the people of PNG and all the leagues around the country, and I’d like to touch base with them.“As a Papua New Guinean, I’m proud that the board considered my application. I do realize there were very good qualified candidates both national and expatriate who applied for this job.“It comes with a lot of responsibility and I look forward to the challenge that this holds,” said Rau.
The goal added to Ronaldo’s impressive scoring run and kept Madrid in the fight for second place, three points from Atletico Madrid, which visits Real Sociedad on Thursday.Barcelona, which drew 2-2 at Celta Vigo on Tuesday, holds a 12-point lead at the top of the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownInaki Williams put Athletic ahead with a chip shot from inside the area in the 14th, but Madrid pressured throughout the match at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium until finally breaking through with the neat close-range touch by Ronaldo, who extended his scoring streak to 12 consecutive matches to tie his best run with the Spanish club. He has 22 goals during that streak, and 26 goals in total in his last 15 matches.“We leave with mixed feelings,” Athletic coach Jose Angel Ziganda said. “The team played well throughout the match. It was a pity to concede that goal in the end. We were close to victory.” Athletic goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who reportedly was close to being signed by Madrid in the offseason, had a great performance to keep the hosts at bay earlier.“To earn a positive result in this stadium, you need the goalkeeper to play well,” Arrizabalaga said. “It makes you mad to concede the equalizer in the end, but if you look at the whole match, they created a lot of chances.”Athletic nearly made it 2-0 when Raul Garcia struck the crossbar with a shot from near the penalty spot in the 66th.Ronaldo had struck the woodwork with a header early in the first half.“We are happy with our performance but not with the result,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We lacked calm on the final pass and ended up making too many crosses into the area, which was not ideal.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Canelo Alvarez suspended for 6 months for doping violations Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, shoots the ball next to Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Nunez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Ronaldo scored once and the match ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo came through for Real Madrid again, this time with a backheel flick that saved his team from a loss in the Spanish league.Ronaldo netted an 87th-minute equalizer with a subtle touch of the ball with his back to the goal, redirecting a low shot by Luka Modric from outside the area to give Madrid a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Fans jeered the team and called for Quique’s dismissal after the loss, the team’s third straight.Espanyol, which hasn’t scored in five matches, still remains in danger of relegation. It is in 16th place, nine points from the relegation zone.Eibar, sitting 11th, hadn’t won in sixth consecutive matches.Defender David Lomban netted the game’s winner with a 32nd-minute header.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames It was the third straight game without a win at home for Madrid.Athletic, sitting 13th in the standings, was looking for its first win at the Bernabeu since 2005.VALENCIA’S SETBACKValencia stayed in fourth place after a 2-1 home loss to Getafe, its second straight setback after a run of nine consecutive matches unbeaten.It had won its last five games at Mestalla Stadium, with its last defeat coming against Real Madrid in January.Loic Remy scored a goal in each half for Getafe, which moved to eighth place with the victory.Rodrigo scored his seventh goal in seven matches to pull Valencia closer in the 69th.The hosts played the final minutes with 10 men as Dani Parejo was sent off for elbowing an opponent.ESPANYOL STRUGGLESEspanyol lost 1-0 to Eibar at home, extending its winless streak to five matches and increasing pressure on coach Enrique “Quique” Sanchez Flores. 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Nursery and primary school students and teachers from across Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) took to the streets in Linden on Friday as they brought the curtains down on this year’s children’s Mashramani celebrations with the annual costume parade.One of the floats during Region 10’s costume and float paradeGlittery faces and colourful costumes engulfed the streets as the procession pranced from the Five Corner area, along Republic Avenue before heading to the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC). The costumes were designed under the theme: “Folklores in Guyana”. Gyrating to the sounds of Soca music, the students made their way along the path as hundreds lined the streets to get a glimpse of the spectacle. At the MSC, the displays of cultural themes were judged based on their originality and how well they depicted the spirit of Mashramani. In the nursery category, Pine Street Nursery maintained its position with first place. Coomacka Nursery placed second while Republic Avenue Nursery secured third place. In the Primary category, Amelia’s Ward Primary gained first place with their costume depiction, “Mermadaleons in action”, while St Aidan’s Primary placed second and Watooka Day Primary School copped third place.
FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – The annual pumpkin plunge and final garden waste collection of the year is approaching with NEAT.Saturday, November 2nd, 2018 the Northern Environmental Action Team and staff of the city of Fort St. John are holding the final garden waste collection and pumpkin plunge.- Advertisement -Collection and the plunge are set up in the Home Hardware parking lot, bring down the remains of your garden based organics, leaves, pumpkins and a mug.After dropping off your waste, enjoy a mug of hot soup stock while watching your pumpkin plummet from a scissor lift.This year soup has been made by NOURISH, Cool Beans, Community Living and the Girl Guides. Soup can be purchased for $2 a sample and $4 a mug. You are encouraged to bring your own mug! As an environmental organization, NEAT wants to show you that you can reduce consumption and not create a lot of waste while having fun. NEAT asks that your yard waste is properly secured in plastic bags, once the bags are emptied you will be sent home with them.Advertisement Karen Mason-Bennett of NEAT shares, after all the pumpkins are smashed, Whiskey Creek Ranch is one of the farms receiving pumpkins as pigs and chickens love them.Yard waste collection; 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMPumpkin plunge; 10:00 AM to 1:00 PMThe serving of soup; 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMFor a link to the FB Event page; CLICK HEREAdvertisement
Derby have sent promising defender Josh Lelan on loan to Swindon.The 19-year-old made four appearances for Gateshead in the Conference last season and will now get the chance to test himself in League One.Centre-back Lelan, an England Under-18 international, arrives at Swindon on an initial one-month youth loan which will take him up to August 23. 1 Josh Lelan in action for Derby Under-21s
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The uprising originated in Iraq’s west and flowed into the capital. Earlier this year, the Sunni tribes and clans in the vast Anbar province began their own revolt and have successfully rid the largely desert region of al-Qaida control. At one point the terrorist group virtually controlled Anbar, often with the complicity of the vast Sunni majority who welcomed the outsiders in their fight against American forces. But, U.S. officials say, al-Qaida overplayed its hand with Iraq’s Sunnis, who practice a moderate version of Islam. American forces were quick to capitalize on the upheaval, welcoming former Sunni enemies as colleagues in securing what was once the most dangerous region of the country. And as 30,000 additional U.S. forces arrived for the crackdown in Baghdad and central Iraq, the American commander, Gen. David Petraeus, began stationing many of them in neighborhood outposts. The mission was not only to take back control but to foster neighborhood groups like the one in Khadra to shake off al-Qaida’s grip. The 40-year-old al-Azawi, who has gone back to work managing a car service, said relatives and friends persuaded him to bring his family home. BAGHDAD – In a dramatic turnaround, more than 3,000 Iraqi families driven out of their Baghdad neighborhoods have returned to their homes in the past three months as sectarian violence has dropped, the government said Saturday. Saad al-Azawi, his wife and four children are among them. They fled to Syria six months ago, leaving behind what had become one of the capital’s more dangerous districts – west Baghdad’s largely Sunni Khadra region. The family had been living inside a vicious and bloody turf battle between al-Qaida in Iraq and Mahdi Army militiamen. But Azawi said things began changing, becoming more peaceful, in August when radical anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his Mahdi Army fighters to stand down nationwide. About the same time, the Khadra neighborhood Awakening Council rose up against brutal al-Qaida control – the imposition of its austere interpretation of Islam, along with the murder and torture of those who would not comply. “Six months ago, I wouldn’t dare be outside, not even to stand near the garden gate by the street. Killings had become routine. I stopped going to work, I was so afraid,” he said, chatting with friends on a street in the neighborhood.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A well established leading Donegal based Beauty Salon is looking to expand its workforce.They are known for their high-quality service and are often the first salon to introduce the most innovative, effective treatments on the market.The salon is currently recruiting for a full-time qualified beauty therapist and a full-time experienced nail technician. If you have a true passion for the Beauty industry and take pride in your work, they are looking for you! Full Time Qualified Beauty TherapistExperience preferred, but they are willing to train the right candidate.The candidate must have:Strong interpersonal and excellent Customer Service skills.Able to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.Willing to learn and advance your skills.Must be responsible, reliable and flexible.Primary duties for this position are as follows (but not limited to): Reception duties, Stock Control, Facials, Waxing, Spray Tanning, Lash and Brow Tinting, Pedicure and Manicure, Gelish/Shellac.Advanced Waxing (Advantage).Lash Extensions (Advantage).HD Brows (Advantage). Full Time Experienced Nail TechnicianGel / Acrylic ExtensionsBasic Nail ArtGelish / ShellacBENEFITS:Full time employment (35 – 40 hours per week).Excellent Salary – Excellent Commision Structure.Continuous Training and Career Development.Complimentary Employment Treatments. To apply for these roles, send your CV by the 10th July 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please place BEAUTY 101 in the subject line and clearly state which position you are applying for.Job Vacancies: Leading beauty salon seeks staff was last modified: June 15th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:beauty salonbeauty therapistEmploymentjobsNail TechnicianStaff
Lovren made the stunning claim following England’s heartbreaking semi-final exit at the hands of the Croats, who scored in extra-time to seal a 2-1 victory.It means the Reds centre-back will play in the World Cup final against France on Sunday.Lovren is often seen as Liverpool’s weak-link in their defence and gets constant stick from fans, with some keen for the club to sign a replacement defender this summer.But after securing his place in the Champions League and World Cup finals in the same season, Lovren insists he should be rated as one of the world’s best players.Speaking to beIN Sports after Wednesday’s win over England, Lovren said: “It’s something special for me.“From my point of view, people said I had a difficult season but I don’t agree.“I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League. Now with my national team we are in the final.“I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense.” Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren insists he should be recognised as ‘one of the best defenders in the world’ after helping Croatia seal a place in the World Cup final. Modric controlled the game for Croatia 3 3 Croatia captain Luka Modric hailed the team’s journey to the World Cup final as the biggest moment in the history of Croatian sport.And Lovren believes the Real Madrid midfielder – who ran the show for Croatia in the second half after England dominated the opening 45 minutes – should win this year’s Ballon d’Or.“This is something that we will never forget”, he added.“People are crying and are happy in our country now. This is something historical for us.“We will never forget this. We beat our record from 20 years ago. We had this weight on our shoulders all the time. Now people will never forget us. 3 Lovren tasted defeat with Liverpool in the Champions League final against Real Madrid Dejan Lovren played perhaps the game of his life against England “Now we have a chance to do something even better and hopefully we can do it on Sunday.“Modric is the best midfield player in the world and if we win this World Cup he deserves the Ballon d’Or.”
The site on Cruit Island where the ‘giant’ was found in 1954.A team of research scientists are seeking permission to exhume the skeleton of what they believe was one of Ireland’s tallest men who is buried in Co Donegal.The body of the man, who is measured at 7’8” tall, was discovered in in 1964 by council workers filling a road.The body was interred at Cill Bhride cemetery on Cruit Island in 1954 but his identity and background still remains a mystery. Now a team of research scientists say they would like permission to find out more about the Cruit Island Giant.The grave at Cruit Island which locals believed has the wrong headstone and contains the 7’8″ man.One of the team, Brendan Holland, says that judging by the man’s long hair, he could be anything up to 500 years old.The Co Tyrone-based researcher first heard of the mystery man in an article by historian Andrew Sharkey in the local Rosses Annual.He says to exhume the skeleton and to remove a tooth and some bone fragments would possibly uncover a significant amount of information about the mystery giant. “I am guessing merely by his hair length that he could be that old. We simply can’t tell.“But if we were to be give permission to exhume the skeleton and take some samples then we could get a lot more information.“We could put an age on him and tell what his diet was like and such things. At the time Gardai measured him and he was 7’8”. That would put him in the tallest 2 to 3 per cent in the world,” he said.The team, who are carrying out a general study of Pituitary Gigantism, are first looking for a copy of the original coroner Dr McGinley’s report into the death.Brendan, who also has Pituitary Gigantism, has spoken with many local people including Breige Sweeney who was just ten years old when she came across the body. The body was just eight inches below the surface and just 150 yards from the waterline which meant it could have been washed up.Brendan Holland (back) with researchers on a previous project.It is estimated the man was in his late teens or early twenties when he died.Bizarrely, locals believe a headstone put on top of where the mystery giant is buried was erected in the wrong place in the graveyard.“We could answer a lot of questions with some DNA samples. We might be too late to help the Cruit Island giant but we can give him an identity of sorts,” added Brendan. Local historian Aindrui O Searcaigh, who saw the giant skeleton in 1954, remembers the day well.“I remember the day in February 1954 when the skeleton was uncovered at Sean Baile, Cruit Island by John Johnny Mhoir, Dan Paddy Bonner, Eddie Bonner under the ganger, James Campbell O’Donnell. When I came home from school, Minnie was there on a social visit with the news.“I immediately grabbed my bike and cycled across the strand from the Chapel to Lower Cruit and there at the Aughinnis crossroads stood John Johnny Mhoir. I asked John about the amazing find and he invited me to the top of the ardān. He peeled a heavy hessian covering back, revealing this very long skeleton. I had never seen a skeleton before and I shuddered in amazement and fright at the brown bones. John then produced a measuring tape and laid it from head to toes.“He measured it, and my recollection is, that it measured 7’ 9” and remember John marvelling at this enormous height, and wondering if it was the remains of a Dane, or a Spaniard or just a sailor, washed ashore far beyond the bounds of living memory. The spot where the remains were found is still visible today. On the top is this ardān there is a depression in the ground. It is much easier to find in Winter time when the grass is withered.“A post-mortem was performed by Dr McGinley of Letterkenny. I recall reading an account of the inquest in which it was reported that the Pathologist, having measured the femur and the arm bones, concluded that the height as measured in the grave at 7’ 9” was correct. A giant indeed. The Pathologist also divulged that molar examination indicated the remains was that of a late adolescent.“The remains were returned from Letterkenny to Kincasslagh where they were laid to rest after requiem Mass by Reverend Father Deegan C.C in the old graveyard Reilig Niamh Bridhge in Cruit, close to the point of discovery. A medium sized rough granite boulder, oblong in shape without inscription, was placed to mark the grave, a fitting mark on this earth for this unidentified human being.“Sadly, in recent times, some altruistic persons removed the original granite marker and replaced it with a headstone, somewhat similar in form to the headstones marking the nearby war graves, and with an inscription suggesting that the remains buried there are those of a victim of one of the great wars. There was no evidence of such, nor speculation of such at time of internment.”SCIENTISTS SEEKING TO EXHUME DONEGAL GIANT was last modified: January 31st, 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:Brendan HollandCruit Islandgiantresearch