Former Wales prop Jones to retire

first_imgJones on Sunday announced that he will hang up his boots 18 years after making his professional debut for Neath.The veteran front-row forward, who went on two British and Irish Lions tours, will remain at Harlequins as assistant forwards coach on a full-time basis when his playing days come to an end.”I’ll be officially retiring from playing at the end of the season. I’ve had a great career and never thought I’d go on to achieve what I have.” said Jones.”I’m so passionately proud to have played so many times for Wales and was fortunate to be a part of three Grand Slam-winning teams.”But it’s time to move onto the next chapter of my career and concentrate on coaching. Coaching is a route I have always wanted to go down, so this is an opportunity for me to work with and learn from two of the best in John Kingston and Graham Rowntree.”We potentially have the best group of props in the Premiership at Harlequins, with England props Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler and Will Collier, plus the up-and-coming Lewis Boyce. So I hope to be able to help them push on with Harlequins and at international level.”Jones won 95 caps for his country and played in three World Cups.Thank you…. pic.twitter.com/QwOpRh25Cp— Adam Jones (@adamjones3) March 25, 2018last_img read more

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A challenge for Nadal

first_img“Will probably be powerful and demanding for the gamers, and extra particularly if they’re the identical ones who make it to the final rounds of each tournaments. It’s an excessive state of affairs that has by no means been skilled. I want that they be performed like this, even when it’s not the perfect state of affairs, earlier than they’re canceled. At this level, and particularly between the Huge three (Nadal, Djokovic and Federer), I’m satisfied that they like so as to add Grand Slam titles earlier than fascinated about the factors “, Álex Corretja factors out, double finalist in Paris. For Tomás Carbonell, it’s “troublesome” for the celebrities to carry out to the utmost in these tournaments consecutively. “It’s as if a participant got here again from an extended halt after an harm, however with the benefit, so to talk, that they’re all in the identical state of affairs. Roland Garros made this transformation, I think about, amongst different issues, for financial causes. We nonetheless have to attend, “he provides.Proper now, the tracks of the US Open, scheduled to begin on August 24, are remodeled right into a hospital and emergency eating rooms. “It might be like ranging from scratch, like in January in Australia. Rafa, who adapts to the land like nobody else, can make the most of that week between each tournaments “, says Jordi Arrese, former captain of Davis. Feliciano López admits “having skilled comparable conditions of floor modifications in such a short while with the Davis Cup,” he remembers. “We are going to all need to play and few will skip tournaments “. The one in Madrid, of which Feliciano is director and that was canceled like the entire season of filth and grass, is struggling to attempt to occupy that week of the calendar between the US Open and Roland Garros. “That date could be the most effective, though establishing a calendar now could be troublesome,” mentioned Gerard Tsobanian, president of the Madrid Masters. In the meantime, the US Open just lately ratified its dates. For Toni Nadal, “June would be the key month for remaining choices.” Time will inform. Rafa Nadal is confined to his residence in Porto Cristo (Mallorca). The final time he performed a recreation was to later carry a title. It occurred within the Mexican ATP 500 in Acapulco, the place the Balearic defeated Taylor Fritz (6-Three and 6-2) within the early hours of March 1. Since then, and even if he traveled to the USA to dispute Indian Wells (it was canceled a number of hours earlier than its begin), Nadal, like the remainder of the circuit, has not returned to exercise and might be, for the second, till July 13, date set by ATP, WTA and the Worldwide Federation as attainable return to the slopes, all the time relying on the optimistic progress of the world well being disaster.From his residence, with every day coaching however with no tennis court docket, Rafa watches the tournaments go down one after the other. Roland Garros anticipated these occasions and adjusted their dates. Its begin was scheduled for Might 24 and the organizers, with out prior session with the opposite tournaments, They set their new dates from September 20 to October 4, only one week after the US Open. Exactly, Nadal is the present winner of each Grand Slam, motive why in an area of 41 days he’ll defend two titles and 4,000 factors, a challenge of nice peak. With two tournaments with fully completely different surfaces, the New York quick observe and the Paris clay, the challenge is even better if attainable.Getty / AFP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Nadal, along with his Roland Garros titles and the 2019 US OpenGetty / AFPlast_img read more

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Extremadura will not resort to ERTE for its first squad

first_imgFrom the Almendralejo club it will not become official until the agreement is complete, although the first information indicates that said reduction would be between 30 and 20 percent. The same will not happen in the case of the players and technical team of the subsidiary, for whom the ERTE is being studied.A tool, that of the temporary employment regulation file, which is also prepared by the Barça club for workers. A situation that will not affect many people since the number of club employees who are not on the staff is not very high. Extremadura will not carry out an ERTE on its staff. The club is currently negotiating with players and the coaching staff of the first team to reduce the number of chips until they know how the remainder of the season will be resolved. Negotiations that are on the right track and that they would be nearing completion. The predisposition of both parties in favorable and everything indicates that the agreement will be reached in a few days.last_img read more

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NCAA: Arellano gets back on track at expense of miserable JRU

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Miserable Christmas Day: ‘Ursula’ pummels Visayas; 10 dead PLAY LIST 01:05Miserable Christmas Day: ‘Ursula’ pummels Visayas; 10 dead04:52WATCH: 62 miyembro ng Premier, masuwerte nakaranas ng all-expense-paid vacation sa Shanghai, China01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:14Carpio 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 “It took us a while to see this but we finally found the right combination of defense and offense,” said Codiñera in Filipino whose team limited JRU to 26-of-63 shooting and came away with six steals.Adrian Alban and Levi Dela Cruz had 14 points apiece to add to the Chiefs’ cause while Kent Segura pitched in 10 points.Jed Mendoza carried JRU with 23 points, on 9-of-14-shooting, with Darius Estrella laboring for his seven points on 3-of-11 conversion.ADVERTISEMENT The Chiefs leveled their record to 3-3 to maintain their foothold at the fifth spot while sending the Heavy Bombers to a dismal 0-7 card.It was a story of varying offenses between the two teams with Arellano enjoying the luxury of having five players carry the scoring load while JRU only had one Heavy Bomber who got it going offensively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Maui Sera Josef led the Chiefs with 17 points and nine rebounds while Michael Canete had a similar line of 15 points and nine boards.Arellano head coach Jerry Codiñera said he was relieved to have finally seen the right combination of a defense and offense from his team. LATEST STORIES No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA Arellano University got into level ground after cruising past Jose Rizal University, 79-70, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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GECOM’s CEO says current voters’ list can be used to conduct free and fair…

first_imgGECOM’s Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield…says claims & objections exercise can update list…denies advising President that voters’ list bloated by 200,000The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, says that a claims and objections period could be used to refresh the voters’ list which expired on April 30, 2019, and can be used to conduct the constitutionally stipulated General and Regional Elections.Lowenfield was at the time being questioned on the side-lines of a High Court hearing on Tuesday, where he went to represent GECOM in the Court challenge mounted against by Anti-Corruption Advocate Christopher Ram, who was seeking an injunction against the current House-to-House Registration.“That’s correct. It always has (been updated by claims and objections) and always will,” Lowenfield said when asked if the previous voters’ list could be used in a free and fair elections. He noted that it could with claims and objections.“I’m saying to you, we have a list that was expired at April 30… the list as at 30th April was the list that was used for our elections, registration and so on. Bloated is not a word I would affix to it,” Lowenfield added.Never advised PresidentLowenfield also admitted that he never advised the President that the voters’ list was bloated with 200,000 names, raising questions about where President David Granger got such information.The Government had claimed that the possible existence of 200,000 extra names necessitated House-to-House Registration— an exercise that could further delay elections. But on Tuesday, on the side-lines of the High Court, Lowenfield denied that he advised the President in this direction.“I have not engaged His Excellency on the numbers game. And I cannot pronounce on that… it’s speculative. I would want to do an exercise to determine that amount,” Lowenfield said when asked about the President’s comments.House-to-House Registration began on Saturday. On Tuesday, the Court denied an application for an interim order suspending the activity.Delaying tacticOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) have long contended that house-to-house was no more than a delaying tactic pushed by the Government through its Commissioners in order to hold on to power and push back the holding of General and Regional Elections.They have long held the view that claims and objections could be used to clean up the voters’ list, rather than the scrapping of the entire database. This view has also been supported by several sections of society, including the Private Sector Commission (PSC).Only recently, Chairman of the PSC Gerry Gouveia wrote a stinging letter to Lowenfield, in which he upbraided the CEO for starting the House-to-House Registration when a Chairman of GECOM has not been appointed.Specifically, Gouveia had pointed out that with 10 cycles of continuous registration and claims and objection since the last house-to-house exercise, there could be no logical justification for the need for the exercise.When it comes to claims that 200,000 extra entries are on the voters list, the PSC had noted at the time that GECOM has never verified this through a field test, a point corroborated by Lowenfield on Tuesday. Even if it were true, Gouveia wrote, there are too many systems in polling stations to allow double voting to occur.GECOM’s own legal officer, Excellence Dazzel, advised the commission that instead of going to House-to-House Registration and breaking the law, GECOM should be updating the voters’ list for the elections in accordance with Section 7, (1) of the Elections Amendment Act (2000). For her advice, Dazzel was criticised by the Government-nominated GECOM Commissioners.The house-to-house exercise, which was last conducted in 2008, will see enumerators going in teams of two to three, from door to door, in various communities across Guyana. The enumerators will present forms to registrants to fill up, as well as take fingerprints and pictures.It is understood that these enumerators work from 15:30h to 18:30h during the week and from 09:00h to 16:00h on weekends and holidays. The exercise is intended to produce a new National Register of Registrants Database and Official List of Electors.President David Grangerlast_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgCharlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 22nd Feb 02, 04, 11, 17. No jackpot winner 1 match 3 No’s. €100 Eilish Jackson Gortahork. Next Week’s Jackpot €2,475 Tickets from any committee member €2 Thanks to everyone for their continued support. Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandThe band would like to thank everyone who travelled to Strabane for the Devine and Breslin commemoration. No practice this Tues.St. Patrick’s NS New Entrants 2012 Enrolment day for Scoil Phadraig Drumkeen is the 16th March 2012 from 12 noon to 2.30p.mNoreen from BC Embroidery will be available in the school with a sample of our school uniform to try on.  Orders and payment will be accepted on the same day.All forms will be available for parents to fill in on the day.  Please bring your Child’s birth cert, Baptismal cert and PPS number.  The children will be given the opportunity to see their class room and to meet their teacher.If you are unable to make it on this date please do not hesitate to call into the office Mon to Fri between 9.30 and 2.30 to pick up your enrolment pack.Youth ClubYouth Club leaders for Fri 2nd Mar 7.30 pm – 9.30pm Charlie Quinn, John Guthrie New contact details for the youth club areemail drumkeenyouthclub@gmail.com Mobile No; 086 7225412 Training sat morning for u 14 girls 10 – 11am and u8 -u12 boys and girls 11 – 12 noon bring your own drink pleaseTickets available from any committee member for our big Development Draw that takes place 8th April in Mannies Bar Convoy €10 for 1 or €20 for book of 3. Ticket sellers will be around over the next few weeks thanks again to everyone for their continued supportClub membership is now due €20 adults and €3 for u18Mens training Tues Ladies and Minor Training Tuesday at 6 30 and Sun Morning at 10am. Gaelic For Mothers and others  Training on Wed at 8.15 new members welcome  come along and join the fun. Finn Valley CollegePlease note the final date for enrolment is Mon 5th March 2012 @ 4.00pm Phone 074 9131684 for enquiries.Drumkeen UtdOur 35th Anniversary Free Members draw will take place in Jameson’s bar on Fri 4th May 2012.18 prizes to be won. Tickets €10 each or 3 for €20. All proceeds in aid of new Astro Turf training pitch. Tickets available from any club member or at the clubhouse (074 9134208)Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included please emaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: February 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)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

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Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Portugal and Spain play out pulsating World Cup draw

first_imgHowever, with just five minutes left, the Real Madrid talisman stepped up to slam a free-kick into the top corner and leave David De Gea helpless.The draw means Iran late Group B after their late win over Morocco earlier in the day.The game started at a breathless pace with the Portuguese looking to press and counter-attack their Iberian rivals at any given opportunity.Ronaldo won a contentious penalty against his club colleague Nacho, although replays showed there was contact. Ronaldo was imperious on the night and dragged a very mediocre Portugal side to a point.MOMENT OF THE MATCHThe free-kick which will be spoken about throughout this tournament and beyond was sensational.Although he has a unique style of striking the ball, Ronaldo is not the most prolific dead-ball specialist.But when his country needed him, he stepped up and delivered.TABLE Ronaldo celebrates scoring his second 5 Ronaldo strikes a beauty into the top corner to rescue a point Nacho’s volley was a thing of beauty 5 Ronaldo scores his penalty center_img With five minutes of normal time remaining and a free-kick 25 yards from goal, the former Manchester United man rolled up his shorts and smacked a wicked shot past De Gea for the third and final time.A pulsating match which neither side deserved to lose, but the spotlight will be on the majesty of CR7.STAR MANFor the first hour or so, it seemed as though it Diego Costa against Cristiano Ronaldo!The duo both led the lines superbly for their respective nations but, in the end, only one man came out on top. 5 5 5 Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in one of the most entertaining World Cup group games of modern times as Portugal drew 3-3 with Spain.Nacho looked like he had secured an impressive win for La Roja with a stunning volley in Fernando Hierro’s first game in charge as Spain came from behind to take a 3-2 lead. Ever the man for the occasion, he duly dusted himself off and stepped up to give his country the lead.Twenty minutes later, the Spanish were level thanks to an incredible finish from Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.Despite consulting VAR, the referee awarded the goal and ruled the Spaniard had not deliberately impeded Pepe.But Portugal took the lead once more when Ronaldo hit a fierce shot at David De Gea – which the Manchester United man inexplicably allowed to roll through him.As the second half begun, Spain looked firmly in control.A tap in from a set-piece saw Costa grab his second of the game before a moment of magic from Nacho.A first time volley from the edge of the area swerved past Rui Patricio in the opposition net  and looked to set Spain en route to all three points.But cometh the hour, cometh the man.last_img read more

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FROM £14 TO €48 MILLION – LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

first_imgEugene O’Boyle retires after 48 years of service to credit unionMore than 100 guests including past and present committee members of Letterkenny Credit Union gathered last night to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the organisation.The evening recalled the history of the credit union which started life in 1962 with cash reserves of just a little more than £14. Today Letterkenny Credit Union has a balance sheet of an impressive €48M and more than 14,000 members.Micheal and Sadie Dawson don’t go home empty-handed!The Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Dessie Larkin, paid tribute to all volunteers who has helped people pay for everything from a car, to a house extension to simply getting over Christmas.“Letterkenny Credit Union has paid no small part in making the town what it is today.“From a car loan to holidays to house extensions, it has played a pivotal role in the success of Letterkenny and its people,” he said. Among those honoured last night was retiring director Eugene O’Boyle.The well-known Letterkenny man has served with the credit union for an outstanding 48 years.JJ Kelly, the longest credit union member, was also honoured.Tributes were also paid to many deceased members including Charles J Kelly and Brian Walsh.Treasurer James McMonagle said he was sorry that many other members could not be invited on the night as it was all the members who had made the credit union the successful organisation it is today.Other members present last night included Micheal Dawson and wife Sadie, Stephen McDaid, Susan Doherty and husband Declan, Cllr Tom Crossan, Mary Forde and Fintan Dawson. Among the many guests on the night was Eunan McIntyre, Donal Kelly and wife Jackie, Paddy and Bernie Walsh, Seamus and Mary Temple, Mickey and Kathleen Doherty, Paul Hume and Michael Gibbons.FROM £14 TO €48 MILLION – LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION CELEBRATES 50 YEARS was last modified: December 7th, 2012 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:50th anniversaryLetterkenny Credit Unionlast_img read more

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Klay Thompson undergoes successful ACL surgery, begins recovery process

first_imgKlay Thompson had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee on Tuesday in Los Angeles, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group after ESPN first reported the news. Thompson injured his knee nearly three weeks ago in the Warriors’ decisive Game 6 loss of the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors, but he waited to have surgery to allow the swelling to subside.Thompson is expected have what one source called “a standard recovery timetable” on an ACL injury, which usually lasts anywhere …last_img

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Tuning in to Tourism Radio

first_img18 May 2006A South African company has become the first in the world to successfully launch a dedicated tourism radio station.Tourism Radio, launched in Cape Town earlier this month, offers international visitors a convenient, inexpensive way to gather the information they need about the country as they travel through it.The innovative service uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, installed in rental cars, to track the movements of its users, giving them information relevant to the particular area they are driving through.Once a visitor opts to include Tourism Radio in their hired car – for as little as R10 to R15 a day – they simply tune in to Tourism Radio on 90.2FM to get cultural, historical and anecdotal information, as well as updates on nearby attractions and shows.“What this means in practical terms is that if you’re in Cape Town, you learn about the development of the Mother City, and when you drive to Stellenbosch, the focus of the broadcast travels with you … it’s that easy,” says Tourism Radio founder and operations director Mark Allewell.Pre-recorded shows focusing on local music, typical South African slang and the like are interrupted with up to date travel and weather reports or – if the visitor drives through an area of importance – with information about that area.“It’s like having a local person there in your car,” says Allewell.Tourism Radio spent the best part of two years developing its system, as well as eight months compiling all the relevant information.According to Allewell, the pilot service in Cape Town will be followed by a nationwide launch by the end of 2006 – and could be exported, with partner firms Budget and National Alamo Car Rental spreading the word to their international car rental network.“With partners like Vodacom, Budget and National Alamo helping us expand through South Africa and the world, we are very excited about our next stage of growth.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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