England confirm game with All Blacks

first_imgEddie Jones’s England will host four test matches at Twickenham, kicking off their campaign against South Africa on Nov. 3 next year.Seven days later, England face the All Blacks for the first time since losing four matches in 2014. England’s last victory over them came in 2012.Following the clash against the All Blacks, the side will host Japan, who will play only their second test against England.The only previous meeting between the two sides was at the inaugural World Cup in 1987 when England claimed a 60-7 win over the Brave Blossoms in Sydney.England will end their series against Australia (Nov. 24), who have lost their last four matches against Jones’ side.”The 2018… Series is incredibly important for England as we build towards the Rugby World Cup in 2019,” Jones said in a statement.”We want to win that series 4-0 and we will need to play extremely well to beat four very good teams over a four-week period.””We will have to work hard and be smart in what we do to bridge the gap between us and the All Blacks,” England coach Eddie Jones said.”Over the next year we need to continue to develop a bulletproof side, that can find ways to win in matches.”Our ambition is to be the number one team in the world going into the World Cup in Japan.”The schedule for the 2018 series:Nov. 3: England v South AfricaNov. 10: England v New ZealandNov. 17: England v JapanNov. 24: England v Australialast_img read more

Unfinished business brings Romeo Travis back to the PBA

first_imgTravis said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero gave him a call to join the Hotshots and he immediately jumped at the opportunity.“It was a good situation and I looked at the roster, I looked at the conference with the All-Filipinos, they went to the finals, they showed that they have good players, and that is why I wanted to come back.”Travis, who put up 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, is now a naturalized citizen of the Republic of Macedonia, which will help him get playing contracts in Europe but the 2015 championship loss to San Miguel still left him with a void.“The way we finished, when I was with Alaska in 2015, that stuck with me for many years,” said Travis. “I didn’t play well when my team needed me the most and that’s pretty much why we lost.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Travis’ previous foray into the Philippines saw him win the Best Import award in the 2015 Governors’ Cup while still with Alaska but failed to lead his team in the finals against San Miguel.This mixture of accomplishment and defeat was what made Travis return to the Philippines and play for Alaska, but that never happened.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I wanted to come back with Alaska to be honest,” said Travis Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after his new team Magnolia beat NLEX 102-72 in the Governors’ Cup.“But for two years they chose someone else when I was available, but now I was free and I got to choose any team.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Djokovic excited by prospect of Federer doubles link Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Romeo Travis had a memorable first stint in the PBA despite its bittersweet ending.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Firestone-Liberia Honored by GIA for Role in Education

first_imgAt the 2018 edition of the Golden Image Awards convened by President George Weah recently, Firestone-Liberia was selected as winner in the international category of education.Firestone-Liberia operates 27 schools with an enrollment of 13,000. The company operates the largest school system among all concessions in Liberia, a release has said.According to the release, the company also provides scholarships for higher education to qualified Liberian students and spends about US$150,000 a year for this program. Historically, many college graduates benefiting from Firestone-Liberia’s scholarship program have graduated with honors, and many of them are dependents of the company’s workers.Most recently, Blessing Caine, a 2016 graduate of Firestone Senior High School and daughter of a Firestone employee, was selected as the only beneficiary from Liberia for the Mandela Institute for Development Studies.Ed Garcia, president and managing director, said: “We are very proud to play the role we do in the education of young people in Liberia, and are truly honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award. I would like to thank each and everyone of the dedicated and inspiring teachers and administrators working in our schools.”Founded in 2011, the GIA is a national Liberian meritorious award bestowed upon individuals, organizations and countries that have made selfless contributions to human development initiatives nationally or internationally.Firestone Natural Rubber Company, traces its origins back to 1926 when The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company first established a natural rubber production facility in Liberia, West Africa. The company operates a 118,000-acre rubber growing and processing facility, employing approximately 7,000 teammates who harvest and process natural rubber. After processing, the natural rubber is shipped to Bridgestone Americas’ tire plants in North America for the manufacture of tires. Firestone Natural Rubber Company is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Incorporated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teen killed after gun accidently goes off

first_imgA teenager was on Thursday evening killed after a gun he was carrying accidently went off at a farming camp at Canje Creek, Berbice. The shooting occurred at about 18:30h.Dead is Handel Daniels, 17, of Caracas Village, West Canje, Berbice.According to reports the teenager was in the company of others but left to use the washroom and as he made his way down the farming camp, the steps collapsed. From reports, the young man was carrying a gun and it went off, hitting him once to the abdomen.When contacted, “B” Division Commander Ian Amsterdam confirmed the fatal shooting while noting that a team of investigators was sent to investigate.He revealed that after the teen was shot, he was picked up with the intention of seeking medical attention at the New Amsterdam Hospital but was first treated at Baracara Health Centre. The teen reportedly succumbed on his way to New Amsterdam.This newspaper was told that persons who accompanied the teenager for medical attention, could not give an accurate account of the shooting but related what was told to them by the injured lad before he took his last breath.The men were detained and questioned but were later released.The Commander is awaiting the return of the investigative team to brief him on the incident. The gun, Guyana Times understands, was not recovered.The Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

Power restored to Van Nuys homes

first_img 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe Toyota driver, who complained of neck pain, was taken to Mission Community Hospital. His name and condition were unavailable today. An investigation into the crash continued. According to Melton, the Toyota driver told officers that he had never been licensed to drive. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. VAN NUYS – Electrical service was restored overnight to all DWP customers who lost power after a Toyota Tercel allegedly driven by an unlicensed driver rear-ended a Metro bus and hit a pole in Van Nuys. The 24-year-old man told police another driver cut him off, causing the crash at Roscoe Boulevard and Columbus Avenue about 4:40 yesterday, according to the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division. Speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, police Officer Danielle Melton said. About 1,400 Department of Water and Power customers lost power as a result of the crash — about 330 of them for several hours. Repair crews restored service to all the affected customers overnight, said Carol Tucker of the DWP. last_img read more

ATHLETICS: ITA GALLAGHER STEPS DOWN AS CHAIRPERSON OF ROSSES AC

first_imgRosses ACThe Club AGM was held last Monday night and there was a large attendance with much energy and enthusiasm in the meeting. Reports were provided by the existing committee. Ita Gallagher who has been chairperson for the past 5 years and given so much stepped down from her role. The committee, parents, athletes, coaches and children all know her level of commitment and effort during that time and would like to formally thank and recognise the huge contribution she has made. A new committee was elected as follows: Chairperson – Aidan Gillespie, Vice Chair – Micheal McElroy, Secretary – Elize Gillespie, Competition Secretary – Anne Greene, Registrars: Leeanne Sharkey, Rosaleen Doherty, PRO: Sharon Wilson, Treasurer: Greta Duffy, Assistant Treasurer: Noreen McGee, Parental CoOrdinator: Sinead Diver, Danielle McDyer, Club welfare officer: Grace Garvie, Adult Coaching and Development Officer: Michael Logue, Juvenile Coaching and Development Officer: Ita Gallagher, Club Captains: Paul McGee, Noreen McGee, County Board Reps: Michael McElroy, Michael Logue, Sinead Diver, Edward Harkin. Good luck to all in their new roles. Thanks to Caisleain Oir, Annagry for the venue.Sportshall Athletics has started again on Mondays in RCS gym, Dungloe. First group is from 5:45pm to 6:45pm for athletes born 2006, 2007 and 2008 with coaches Leeanne Sharkey and Emer McGee. Second session is from 6:45pm to 7:45pm for athletes born 2005 and older with coaches Louise Gillespie and Sean McGinley. Fee is two euro. The Donegal Sportshall trials will take place in the Aura on Sunday 31st January.There is sprints training for juvenile athletes born 2002 and older on Wednesday evenings in the Industrial Estate in Gweedore from 7pm to 7:45pm with coaches Fergal McGee and Sean McGinley. Meet at Euroflex.Adult training sessions have reverted back to Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Estate in Gweedore starting at 7pm. These are group sessions open to all levels of adult athletes from beginners, people looking to transition from Couch-To-5k to next level and experienced and Senior level athletes. We had a number of newcomers last week which was great to see. Paul McGee will continue to coordinate the more experienced athletes with Niall Griffin coordinating the beginner and Novice level athletes. Open to public and not just Rosses members. Meet at Euroflex. All levels of athletes or runners welcome. Sunday long runs starting from the Blue Bridge – check with Paul for times. Most focus for now is on the Bundoran 10 mile in March.There were good performances from Acres N.S., Burtonport and Roshine N.S., Maghery at the Donegal Small Schools Sportshall Athletics Finals in Donegal Town. Acres N.S. finished in 2nd place and Roshine N.S. finished just behind them in 3rd place at what was a well organised and enjoyable event.!Registrations are now due and all athletes competing in Sportshall, Track and Field or Cross Country all need to get registered now. Forms can be from any committee member and there will be a Registration night to be announced shortly.ATHLETICS: ITA GALLAGHER STEPS DOWN AS CHAIRPERSON OF ROSSES AC was last modified: January 19th, 2016 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:athleticsROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

Premier League injuries and suspensions: Who will miss gameweek seven at every club?

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 4 tense REVEALED Latest Premier League News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 4 Crystal PalaceScott Dann (knee), Christian Benteke (knee), Jairo Riedewald (knock), and Connor Wickham (knee)EvertonSeamus Coleman (foot), Yerry Mina (foot), Andre Gomes (hamstring), and James McCarthy (leg).FulhamTom Cairney (foot) and Neeksens Kebano (ankle).Huddersfield TownRamadan Sobhi (knee)Leicester CityMatty James (Achilles) and Demarai Gray (ankle).LiverpoolAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) REVEALED Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice 4 4 Leicester City star Demarai Gray was injured in the Carabao Cup in midweek. gameday cracker deals shining Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a long-term absentee for the Reds, while Virgil van Dijk is a doubt. Fans always want to know who is fit as a fiddle and who has pulled up lame.So, here at talkSPORT.com we’ve compiled a list of all those players who are injured, doubtful, or suspended for the fourth round of Premier League games of the season.So, currently, who might be absent? Find out below… Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REAL DEAL Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January silverware Christian Benteke remains absent with Jordan Ayew set to deputise. The Premier League campaign is really getting going but some players are seeing their starts stalled by injuries and suspensions.Ailments are an awful part of the game and whether they’re long term ones, niggles, or twinges, they will keep players out of action, as will red cards. Manchester CityBenjamin Mendy (foot), Claudio Bravo (knee) and Kevin De Bruyne (knee)Manchester UnitedMarcos Rojo (knock) and Marcus Rashford (suspension)Newcastle UnitedSalomon Rondon (thigh) and Florian Lejeune (knee)SouthamptonNoneTottenham HotspurHugo Lloris (thigh), Michel Vorm (knee), Vincent Janssen (foot), Serge Aurier (quad), and Christian Eriksen (abdominal) Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been out since their win over Manchester United. ArsenalLaurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (leg).BournemouthDan Gosling (calf) and Charlie Daniels (knee).Brighton and Hove AlbionDale Stephens (hamstring) and Pascal Gross (ankle).BurnleySteven Defour (calf), Robbie Brady (thigh), Ben Gibson (hernia), and Nick Pope (shoulder)Cardiff CityLee Peltier (shoulder), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (knee), and Aron Gunnarsson (knee)ChelseaAntonio Rudiger, Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all face fitness tests. WatfordDaryl Janmaat (knee), Gerard Deulofeu (abdominal), Tom Cleverley (Achilles), and Miguel Britos (knock)West Ham UnitedJavier Hernandez (illness), Carlos Sanchez (knee), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Winston Reid (knee), Manuel Lanzini (knee), and Andy Carroll (ankle)Wolverhampton WanderersIvan Cavaleiro (back)*Data correct as of 3:30pm on Friday, September 28last_img read more

Nakivubo Stadium works take shape again

first_imgA tractor at work in Nakivubo recently (Photos by Abraham Mutalyebwa)NAKIVUBO – After the Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Museveni visited Nakivubo War Memorial construction site last year, the project has gained momentum once again.Before the First Lady’s visit, construction of the facility had stalled due to negative energy, politics, court battles and compensation of vendors.Speaking to PML Daily last week, Businessman Hamis Kiggundu assured the country that construction has once again kicked-off.“The Project is taking off successfully as per the master plan and we are all geared up to make this happen and create one of the best  modern  all-inclusive Sports facilities in East Africa, said Hamis Kiggundu late last week.“I urge all of you Ugandans to embrace this development because of its  unending fruits yet to come like  promotion of sports since most of clubs have no pitches, employment of about 1,000 both directly and indirectly, sources of taxes to the government among others. Continued Kiggundu.He further explained that in approximately 2 years, the stadium will be ready to host its first match game.Nakivubo war Memorial stadium (NWMS) was established 54 years ago under the NWMS Trust Act, 1963 with a board of Trustees appointed by the Sports Minister.Current state of works on Nakivubo StadiumIn September, 2009  a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach  with Ham Enterprises was entered into, to redevelop the dilapidated facility into  modern one scaled up to  International Standards.The Construction works spear-headed by Roko will put  in place  a state of the art Stadium on an acreage of about 13 acres  with a seating capacity of 34,500, modern athletic tracks,  netball ,basketball, volley ball and other indoor games,  offices for rent , hotels, conference facilities,  board room, Sport souvenir shops, Shopping mall, multi-level  parking of  about 10,000 cars among others.Proposed Nakivubo facility after construction worksComments Tags: Hamis KiggunduJanet museveniNakivubo Stadiumtoplast_img read more

SA ‘ready for any flu outbreak’

first_img11 March 2005South Africa’s Department of Health will hold discussions next week on ways of dealing with the possibility of an outbreak of a new, deadly strain of influenza.This follows a warning from the World Health Organisation that the H5N1 strain of the avian flu virus affecting some parts of the world may have the capacity to mutate and jump the species barrier, resulting in a disease with a high mortality rate among humans.Avian influenza, or “bird flu”, is caused by viruses that infect birds and, less commonly, pigs.The meeting, that will include representatives from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, will also review the implementation of the country’s flu epidemic prevention and management plan.The department said that a number of measures had already been put in place to enable the country to respond adequately to any flu outbreak.“We are working in tandem with the World Health Organisation and other countries in anticipation of a new cycle of the influenza”, the department said in a statement.The first priority, according to the WHO, is to reduce opportunities for human exposure to the largest reservoir of the H5N1 strain of the avian flu virus.This can be achieved through rapid detection of outbreaks among poultry, along with emergency control measures such as the destruction of all infected or exposed poultry stock and the proper disposal of carcasses.To date, no case of bird flu caused by the H5N1 strain has been reported in South Africa. The recent strain H5N2, detected in August 2004 at ostrich farms in the Eastern Cape, has since been successfully contained.“Despite the fact that there is no immediate danger to South Africa, health authorities have intensified their detection control measures”, said department spokesperson Sibani Mngadi.Mngadi said these included strengthening screening services at the country’s major points of entry, with particular emphasis on freight from high-risk areas such as Asia.The department was working closely with the Department of Agriculture to monitor developments, Mngadi said.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Tips for storing moldy grain

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Moldy corn caused by plant diseases like diplodia ear rot along with stalk quality issues reported in many parts of the Midwest this season mean farmers need to dry corn properly and be especially proactive in protecting the quality of their stored grain, according to GSI (Grain Systems, Inc.).Gary Woodruff, GSI conditioning applications manager, recommends that harvest be completed soon for corn infected with mold or stalk quality issues. Drying with a high temperature dryer at 180 degrees plenum temperature or higher will help extend storage life, he said, but even that cannot eliminate a reduction in how long the corn can be stored.Woodruff also advises:Discoloration and low test weight are good indicators of grain with a limited storage life.Dry any affected corn to one point lower than normal moisture content, preferably at 14% or below, to reduce water which can promote additional mold growth.Maintain a bin inside temperature in the 30s or below. Temperatures below 50 degrees reduce mold and insect activity, and colder temperatures further reduce the chance of corn going out of condition.Monitor the stored corn carefully each week to detect any smell, crusting or increase in the moisture content at the surface of the stored grain and take action immediately if detected.It’s best to leave the grain cold until sold, rather than increase aeration. Aeration is only for changing the temperature of the grain. High aeration airflow will not extend storage life, and as static pressure rises above four inches, it may create issues resulting from air temperature rise from the heat of pressurization.Market any mold-affected corn early, before the temperature begins to warm up next spring. “Mold-affected corn has a shorter storage life, even with careful management, and should be used early and first, leaving higher quality corn for longer storage,” Woodruff said.Always consult your local ag university and Extension Services for recommendations best suited for your area as they vary depending on local climate and conditions.“Through these management steps, farmers will be better able to protect grain quality, reduce discounts and maximize their profit potential,” Woodruff said.last_img read more