No outcome on SBW appeal

first_imgWilliams was appealing the four-match ban from the Lions series that rules him out of the first Bledisloe Cup clash against the Wallabies.The All Blacks centre was handed the suspension for his second Test send-off against the British & Irish Lions earlier this month.Williams became the first All Black in 50 years to be sent off in a Test when he was red-carded for a shoulder charge on Lions winger Anthony Watson early in the 24-21 loss in Wellington.He missed the drawn third Test with the Lions, and the Blues’ final Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves.Two pre-season Counties-Manukau matches, one against North Harbour and one an inter-squad match, were presented by NZ Rugby to the World Rugby Judicial Committee as completing the four-match ban.But the disciplinary committee ruled the inter-squad match did not meet the grade as a meaningful match.The appeal was heard last night via video conference before a committee chaired by Mr Justice Graeme Mew (Canada) along with Shao- Ing Wang (Singapore) and Stefan Terblanche (South Africa).After a two hour hearing the committee reserved their decision, committing to delivering its decision as soon as practicable given the circumstances.last_img read more

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Standhardinger: Playing in the PBA is an option

first_imgFilipinos 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Young Taiwanese grabs spotlight after incident with Wright LATEST STORIES He had 17 points and 15 rebounds against Chinese Taipei A on Sunday night and showed what he can do even against players bigger than he is.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – The coming PBA Draft could be a lot deeper than anyone had anticipated.Christian Standhardinger, a 6-foot-7 center who only had the PBA in his consciousness less than a month ago, is considering having a career in the Philippines and would definitely be a deserving top overall pick.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationcenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer “I’m really looking to what the future brings,” the 28-year-old, whose mother is from Angono, Rizal, said of a PBA career. “I became a free agent (in the German league) this season and right now, my options are open.“Definitely, the PBA is an option,” he said.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’Kiefer Ravena has more or less declared his availability for the Draft after two more international stints, and with Bobby Ray Parks also likely to join the proceedings, three teams can certainly change their fortunes for the next season.Standhardinger looms to be a very promising prospect because of his size and work ethic. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View commentslast_img read more

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2 confess to plotting to rob store

first_imgSecurity guard murderTwo employees of Sukhsram General Store at Lot 13 Public Road, Rose Hall Town, have confessed to plotting to rob the store over the Easter weekend.The confession has also implicated the suspects in the murder of the store’s security guard, Munisperen Iyasammy Monien.Guyana Times understands that a 19-year-old and another employee, who were both detained on Sunday, confessed to investigators on Wednesday.The body of Monien was discovered in a pool of blood in a storeroom at SukhsramDead security guard: Munisperen Iyasammy MonienGeneral Store about 20:00h on Saturday last.The Police were working on a theory that the robbery-murder was an inside job after it was discovered that the door to the back of the store and a few others inside the building were left unlocked when the business was closed on Saturday evening.Following the discovery of the 53-year-old security guard and a later announcement that in excess of $1.5 million in cash was removed from the building, the Police arrested the manager of the store and five employees. Investigators also arrested an ex-employee and his parents. However, the main suspect remains at large.The main suspect was allegedly seen two nights prior to the robbery by the now dead guard attempting to break into the building. An alarm was raised, and the Police were later informed and given the identity of the suspect, who lives a few houses from Sukhsram General Store.Details are still sketchy as to what alerted investigators to visit the premises where the discovery was made. This publication was told that when the store was closed on Saturday, between $1.5 million and $2 million was locked in a drawer. The money is reportedly missing.Meanwhile, this newspaper understands that the Police have not released the store manager. The woman reportedly fell ill while in custody and had to be taken to receive medical attention.The store owner, who was overseas at the time of the robbery, has since returned to Guyana and visited the manager.Police are continuing their investigation.last_img read more

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Pedal cyclist struck by intoxicated GDF rank still unconscious

first_img“C” Division Commander, Calvin BrutusFifty-seven-year-old pedal cyclist Ramlackhan who was struck down by an intoxicated Corporal attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) recently underwent surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital, but has not regained consciousness.This was confirmed by C Division (East Coast Demerara) Commander Calvin Brutus on Monday when he related that at presently, the Police were awaiting the return of a file from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) so that charges can be laid.“Dangerous driving is subject to the individual. So, we have already started the preliminary work in relation to the advice for the Driving Under the Influence (DUI). But not the accident in general … given the present state of the victim,” he related.On May 25, Ramlackhan was struck down along the Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD) by motor car PRR 7815 allegedly being driven by the soldier. The severely injured man is said to hail from Lot 346 Martyrs’ Ville, Mon Repos, ECD.At the time of the accident, Ramlackhan was towing another friend, who is reportedly from 6th Street, Success, ECD. His friend suffered minor injuries.Reports are that, on the day in question, the duo were riding along the roadway when they were knocked off the bicycle by the vehicle being driven by the GDF rank, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol.Ramlackhan was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted a patient.A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the vehicle, and it was discovered that his alcohol intake was above the legal limit. Investigations into the matter continue, as Ramlackhan remains in a coma at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Commander Brutus had previously explained that the soldier who was allegedly driving the car involved in the accident was released into the custody of the Army.“The Joint Services Protocol dictates that we hand him over to his superiors pending the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). With regard to Police having custody of Joint Services ranks, it is dependent on the category of crime. For instance, if it is murder or so, they will stay in our (GPF) custody. If it is a lesser category, we hand them over to their respective agency and they will take responsibility to bring them back whenever is needed; or if advice is to charge, they will make them available and bring them so,” he had recently stated.last_img read more

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ExxonMobil funds SSYDR “Work Wear 101” initiative

first_imgHundreds of persons that benefited from training in various fields by the Specialists in Sustained Youth Development and Research (SSYDR Inc) over the years will now be given the opportunity of obtaining clothing for the workplace free of cost under a “Work Wear 101” initiative.Magda Wills Executive Director SSYDR left, along with Shola BishopThis programme is sponsored by US oil giant ExxonMobil and will allow eligible persons to be able to enter the work environment in professional attireExecutive Director of SSYDR Inc, Magda Wills disclosed that the organisation has recognised a need to do more for youths.“We have been training our young people in entrepreneurship, linking them to livelihood opportunities and ensuring they get access to grants to start their own businesses,” Wills said.“One of the things this organisation have been doing on a small scale is purchasing clothes for youths to attend school or to work, but what we wanted to do this time around with “Work Wear 101” is to provide a space where young people, who are now entering the workforce, will be able to come here and get an outfit for work at the cost of zero dollars,” she added.Some of the clothing on displayShe said that it is envisioned that the initiative will reach the 10 administrative regions of Guyana.“Our next launch for “Work Wear 101” workforce will be held in Region Six shortly.”Board Member of SSYDR Inc, Shola Bishop explained that the initiative is a “basic clothing opportunity” being provided to the youths who are in need of assistance.“It is targeting the youths who would have passed through one of the organisation programmes, we will be making sure that not only will the youths be equipped with skills but they look good and feel good when they go for an interview or job. This initiative is basically to start them off to the good life we promised the youths of this nation.”With the closing off of USAID funding, the group of specialists understanding the great need for youths to benefit from the package came together under the leadership of Magda Wills to form the Specialists in Sustained Youth Development and Research (SSYDR Inc). SSYDR Inc’s team of specialists continue to work with key organisations for our nation’s youth.last_img read more

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Courtois says he never mocked England ‘keeper Pickford’s height

first_imgBut the Chelsea man was keen to clear the air after it was reported he said Pickford was “too small” to be a top-level ‘keeper.“This thing about Jordan Pickford, I want to make it clear, I never mocked his height, he is a great goalkeeper. I want to make that clear,” the 26-year-old told the BBC.Jordan Pickford saved the penalty that paved the way for England to beat Colombia in a shootout © AFP / Juan MabromataPickford, who is 6 feet 1 inch (185 centimetres) tall, had been criticised for failing to save Adnan Januzaj’s winner when Belgium beat England 1-0 last Thursday top Group G.“I would never do that to another goalkeeper (criticise his height). I just meant that being 15 centimetres taller, I would have got the ball,” he added.It had been suggested that finishing second in the group behind England would have given Belgium an easier passage through the knockout rounds, but Courtois insisted that never crossed the players’ minds.“This team wants to win every game. Against England people said it was better to lose but we won the game, we have confidence in our team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thibaut Courtois denies he poked fun at England ‘keeper Jordan Pickford’s height © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jul 6 – Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said that he did not mock England counterpart Jordan Pickford’s height after their World Cup group-stage match last week.Courtois made a string of fine saves in Kazan on Friday as Belgium secured arguably the greatest result in their history with a 2-1 win over Brazil to reach the semi-finals for only the second time.last_img read more

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MAJELLA: I WANT TO HELP OTHERS BATTLING DEPRESSION

first_imgThe wife of singer Daniel O’Donnell is to talk about living with depression –  and help others.She is set to speak as part of an event organised by a suicide prevention group in Co Donegal this weekendMajella O’Donnell told two years ago how she has suffered from depression for much of her adult life and had contemplated suicide in the past. Now she has said she will take part in Feelgood Fortnight, a two-week event promoting positivity, community spirit and “random acts of kindness” in Buncrana, starting this Saturday.She will be guest speaker at a seminar entitled Take Charge of Your Life – an afternoon to get you thinking.The seminar is being organised by the Buncrana Community Combating Suicide group.Donegaldaily.com is an official supporter of the event.  MAJELLA: I WANT TO HELP OTHERS BATTLING DEPRESSION was last modified: July 26th, 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)last_img read more

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A matter of size and whispers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As Christmas approaches, the pressure to find just the right gifts also builds – a far greater problem for men than for women. When it comes to women’s clothing, not only doesn’t one size fit all, but as far as men can tell, even the “right” size usually doesn’t fit. Once a man’s significant other has hinted frequently enough about what she would like for Christmas that he actually takes notice, he then must face the size problem. Women’s sizes vary widely across makers and stores, and they have grown more accommodating over time. Given the desire to feel thinner, this can give an ego boost to someone who can thus resize herself down. But the size challenge leaves a man at a loss, stuck between the implications the woman of his dreams will draw if he picks either a size too large or if the “right” size turns out to be too small. While considering this problem, it occurred to me that intentional mis-measurement is not limited to just to clothes. We systematically abuse numbers to distort reality. For instance, unlike adults, who want to feel thinner, parents want their small children to be “ahead of the curve.” In response, many firms cut infant sizes smaller, so everybody can have children who are advanced for their age. For older children, grade inflation gets added to how we use numbers to intentionally fool ourselves. Student desires for higher grades have been accommodated to the point that the median GPA of graduating seniors has risen about a full grade point since in 1965. At some schools, who is valedictorian has become a question of how many 4.0 students will share that title. And many schools have gone further, making it possible to far exceed a 4.0, through Advanced Placement and community college courses. Inflation also boosts egos by manipulating comparison numbers. If I wish to believe I make more than my father ever did, the effects of inflation can overwhelm every other difference and make it so. Competitive inflation also occurs with percentages and statistics. “Giving it 100 percent,” once a phrase for going all out, has been replaced with “giving it” 150 percent, 200 percent, even 1,000 percent. Similarly, statistics are routinely manipulated to make insignificant changes look significant, as when reports scream that a drug doubles the probability of some form of cancer, when the odds go from one in 10 billion to one in five billion. Everywhere you turn, people “cheat” on measurements to make things look better than they really are. John Adams once said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” But we seem determined to prove him wrong. Recognizing the depth of our commitment to “improving” reality through number manipulation rather than facing it puts the problem in perspective. Unfortunately, that broader problem and its consequences will remain even after all the wrong-size gifts have been returned to the mall. Gary M. Galles is a professor of economics at Pepperdine University. Write to him in care of Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 90263.last_img read more

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Did Brett Favre just compare 49ers Nick Mullens to Tom Brady?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceNick Mullens’ triumphant debut still has people talking, specifically fellow Southern Miss product Brett Favre.“I’m not surprised one bit. The kid is legit and can make all the throw,” Favre said Monday on SiriusXM NFL radio.How legit is Mullens, who passed for 242 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-3 rout Thursday night against the Raiders? Favre went so far as to invoke a comparison to Tom Brady, if …last_img read more

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Kevin Durant: Draymond Green argument was a factor in leaving the Warriors

first_img Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers And the revelations keep on coming.Yes, Kevin Durant has popped up on another news outlet with another behind-the-scenes account from his time with the Warriors.Today’s episode: The Spat.Related Articles Kerr promises Smailagic ‘will 100%’ leave Santa Cruz for …center_img Why the Warriors want to keep Damion Lee beyond this season last_img

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