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Kieren Moss attracting interest from Hull Kingston Rovers

first_imgMoss, who only arrived at the Bulls midway through last season, is one of several former Bulls players attracting interest from elsewhere after the former Super League champions were liquidated midway through last week.Since that news was confirmed last Tuesday, the likes of James Clare, Kris Welham, Adam O’Brien and Alex Mellor have all inked deals elsewhere, with the entirety of the squad becoming free agents.And despite Hull KR already recruiting former St Helens fullback Adam Quinlan to play at the back, Moss has now reportedly attracted the attention of the Robins as they prepare for life in the second-tier in 2017.He would face direct competition from Quinlan and long-serving Robins favourite Ben Cockayne for the fullback role.last_img

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Performance centre to produce champions

first_imgSpeaking at the official transfer today of the HPTC from the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) to the PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF), Tkatchenko said the HPTC is the diamond that has put our athletes right up there with some of the world’s best.“The HPTC is the reason why we topped the medal tally of the Pacific Games.“The HPTC shows how good our athletes can be when they turn professional and compete with the rest of the world” said Tkatchenko.He added that the Government will continue to support the HPTC with K5 million allocated in the 2016 budget for the running of the HPTC.He however issued a warning not to let the Government’s money go to waste.“The HPTC along with all other sporting venues must be fully utilised and maintained.“We don’t want a repeat of what happened after the 1991 South Pacific Games where there was total mismanagement of the venues.“The Government has spent too much already so look after it,” said Tkatchenko.last_img read more

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Bale disappears

first_imgBegins to be more than a constant that the novelty with Bale is that he plays and not vice versa. In this busy month of January of Madrid, with two games in Arabia, two of Copa del Rey and three days of League, Bale has only been 142 minutes on the grass. And of them, 52 went against the Unionists in the round of 16 of the Cup. Where he scored for the first time since September 1, a goal that his teammates celebrated more than he did. The official excuse for that loss of prominence It has been first the infection he suffered just before he had to embark towards the Super Cup and then the sprained ankle he suffered in Salamanca. More firewood for your record injury record. But the team returned from Arabia and Bale trained normally, although then Zidane left him out. This Friday, more of the same: the Madrid 11 exercised with everyone … but Zizou excluded him from the call for the derby. The technical decision weighs more than the medical one, although the Marseilles coach is still grounded in his philosophy of not charging anyone on his staff. “Gareth is ours and I will always defend my players,” Zizou said before traveling to Zaragoza. Another thing is that, right now, the Frenchman feels comfortable dispensing with Bale. Even to attack a defense like Atlético and Oblak.The Tottenham option …Bale disappears from the photo while the Tottenham He has made some symbolic wink during the winter market, although there has been hardly any chance that he left Madrid. Nor was it the intention of the Welsh attacker himself, who prefers to wait for the summer to see what the market offers him and what needs to fulfill his aspirations. From England there was talk just at this closing of the market of a last movement of the Spurs almost desperate, something that has denied the football player’s own environment. Bale will stay until June, the only question is whether his role in Real Madrid will continue to decrease more and more … Gareth Bale has been disengaging from Real Madrid to the point that it no longer appears even in the matches of high rate. He has not entered the list for this Saturday’s derby and begins to stop being news that he does not participate in meetings like this. He always managed to be against Barcelona, ​​Atlético and the great duels of the Champions League. Even that seems past for the Welshman. 2020 began by losing the media focus of the new Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia and will not be, again, against Atlético. In the Bernabéu, for more signs.last_img read more

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Unemployment rate in northeast sees three per cent increase

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — According to Stats Canada, the unemployment rate in northeastern B.C., as of February 2016, is 9.2 per cent.The steadily-rising rate has seen an increase of three per cent since October 2015, when it was 6.2 per cent. However, it isn’t the highest rate within B.C. Thompson-Okanagan posted a 9.3 per cent rate, making it the highest in B.C.The national unemployment rate has nudged up one-tenth of a point to 7.3 per cent in February as the country lost 23-hundred net jobs.- Advertisement -The unemployment rate in B.C. is 6.8 per cent, while its neighbour Alberta looks at a rate of 7.6 per cent.The highest unemployment rate in the country remains that of Newfoundland and Labrador, who holds a February 2016 rate of 15.7 per cent.Saskatchewan and Manitoba both hold the title of lowest unemployment rate in the country, with 5.9 per cent.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Japan bidding to make World Cup history, says Nishino

first_img“Japan had fantastic performances to reach the round of 16 (in 2002 and 2010), but those teams were exhausted by that stage, there wasn’t anything left, especially in 2002,” said Nishino.“This is the third time. We have been very tactical to get to this stage, especially in the third match.“We don’t have much room to manoeuvre, but we can be aggressive. We have the spirit and mentality.“Maybe Belgium feel the tournament is starting after their three wins, but I’d like to feel we are on a par with them. We have played to our best, but the players have something more to offer.”Japan lost to Turkey in the last 16 when they hosted the 2002 finals with South Korea, then bowed out after a penalty shoot-out against Paraguay at the same stage in South Africa in 2010.Nishino endured stinging criticism in the aftermath of their final group game in Russia, when Japan ran the clock down in a 1-0 defeat to Poland.Japan defender Gen Shoji © AFP / JORGE GUERREROThey squeezed into the knockout rounds at Senegal’s expense because they had picked up fewer yellow cards and are the underdogs against Belgium.Nishino, 63, has done well even to get Japan into the knockout stages, having only stepped in when predecessor Vahid Halilhodzic was sacked in April.After a modest win over 10-man Colombia, draw with Senegal and defeat to Poland in the group stages, a win against Belgium would see him write his name into Japanese football folklore.“I have to come up with measures and counter-measures. As a team we might have to create something,” he said.“It can’t be just the sum of individual powers, otherwise we might not be able to overcome them.”Defender Gen Shoji is likely be tasked with helping keep Belgium’s attackers at bay, including Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, who has scored four goals so far.“It’s not just Lukaku — the Belgium team is star-studded,” said Shoji, with Belgium captain Eden Hazard and playmaker Kevin De Bruyne in impressive form.“In terms of my position, I will be facing him (Lukaku) quite a lot, but I have been preparing myself mentally to face Belgium, who are a formidable opponent.“Before this tournament started we wanted to make history, so we are going for the last eight or better. From here on, there is a lot of pressure and expectation, but we have to get the best out of ourselves.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Japan coach Akira Nishino (left) hopes to get the better of Roberto Martinez in their World Cup last-16 match © AFP/File / Benjamin CREMEL, Alexander NEMENOVROSTOV-ON-DON, Russian Federation, Jul 1 – Japan have the spirit and mentality to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history, coach Akira Nishino said on Sunday ahead of his side’s last-16 clash against Belgium.The Asian side have reached the first knockout round twice before — in 2002 and 2010 — but hope to go one better in Rostov against the highly fancied European side.last_img read more

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MAN WHO DAMAGED CAR IS RELEASED ON BAIL

first_imgA Letterkenny man has been charged with causing criminal damage to a motorcar.Sean Monaghan was arrested by Gardai at 3.10pm on Sunday last and charged a short time later.He made no reply when the charges were read to him. The court was told that Monaghan, with an address at 20 Sprackburn Drive in Letterkenny, may face other charges.Detective Garda Peter Cullen said Monaghan was from Strabane but spent a lot of time at this address in Letterkenny.He did not object to bail.Bail in the sum of €200 was granted by Judge Paul with the conditions that Monaghan sign on three times a week at Letterkenny Garda station and that he keep a curfew.The case was adjourned until October 20th next.MAN WHO DAMAGED CAR IS RELEASED ON BAIL was last modified: September 15th, 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:carcourtDamageddonegalletterkennySean Monaghanlast_img read more

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McGUINNESS: WE ARE BREAKING THE OLD SCHOOL AND BUILDING FOR FUTURE

first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has described the season as the second best in the history of the county – and vowed to work to break the ‘old school’ in county GAA.He said pundits who had rounded on Donegal had failed to take into account their achievements or put the success of the Ulster Championship and League title into perspective.“We were a team that hadn’t won a game in three or four years in the Ulster Championship and that had to change,” said Jim. “We ended up winning the league and winning the Ulster Championship and that’s the second most successful year in the history of the county. Outside of 1992 it is our most successful year and that’s almost been forgotten about because of the criticism that has come at the team.“The boys have worked tremendously hard this year to get those two medals and that has been a wee bit lost as well.”And he insisted that he had only taken the side to a 60% level – and he was working hard to find the other 40% and take Donegal further.The management team, he said, had worked hard on conditioning, training, tactics, diets and so much more. “We are realistic about where we were 12 months ago and we are realistic about where we are now and where we want to be at the start of the Championship next year,” said McGuinness.Reacting to criticism of the defensive tactics, the Donegal manager said he would work to bring new aspects and skills to the side.“We feel we can do that; that we can improve the team offensively and still maintain our defensive shape. We want to retain that and push forward on the other fronts.“It has annoyed me in the past week the way the players have been criticised. If someone has a problem with Jim McGuinness that’s ok, but I think the things that have been said in the press have been disrespectful to the players.“We will stick together and up the ante in the next couple of months and move forward.” Talking about the counties which have dominated the game, Jim had more interesting comments to make.“We are nine months in the making,” he said.“The Kerry team in the final next week is ten years in the making. That Dublin team is five or six years in the making. We know we are only at this nine months and we knew that and we knew where we were.“The players gave their all and the pundits expect us on the sidelines not to do the same. Well that’s fantasy football. The reality is that we have to win games in order to progress and you can’t get better unless you win. “We’d like to be double (Ulster) champions and our next step has to be to get to an All-Ireland final. If we can do that, the team will evolve and grow.“The players will know then that they are a top team and it will be up to other teams to come and develop tactics to beat us.“We know where we are at and where other teams are at and we are trying to bridge that gap as quickly as possible.“Because the reality is it’s either Cork or Kerry, it’s Galway or Mayo, it’s Dublin or Kildare or Meath and for 13 years (in Ulster) it was either Tyrone or Armagh.“Now we want a piece of that pie; the players worked so hard in the past and got nothing out of it, but now they have an Ulster medal. We will push forward now and try to evolve and make the whole squad more complete.”McGUINNESS: WE ARE BREAKING THE OLD SCHOOL AND BUILDING FOR FUTURE was last modified: September 5th, 2011 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:Donegal GAAdonegaldaily.comJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

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Doherty welcomes measures to resolve issues at Ard Gréine Court

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has welcomed confirmation from the HSE that a number of measures and key actions have been introduced at Ard Gréine Court in Stranorlar to address a recent damning HIQA report which found serious incidences of regulatory non-compliance at the centre which cares for adults with intellectual disabilities.In a reply to a Parliamentary Question tabled by Deputy Doherty, the HSE has stated that it has now taken a number of steps at the centre aimed at delivering service improvements including additional staff training, the conducting of random spot checks, the reviewing of centre practices in response to resident behaviour as well as new control measures to minimise patient risk.Welcoming the HSE’s response, Deputy Doherty said: “The publication in August of the latest HIQA inspection into services at Ard Gréine Court raised a number of very serious questions surrounding practices at the unit which inspectors felt posed a genuine risk to the welfare and safety of residents and staff there. “The report at the time identified serious failings in terms of centre governance and management, deficits and gaps in staff training, as well a number of incidences of major non-compliance with respect to national protocols and guidelines.“Immediately following its publication, I raised the HIQA findings with the Minister for Health and asked what measures were being taken to remedy and address the many shortcomings in the care being provided to patients at Ard Gréine which HIQA inspectors found during their visit earlier this year.“I have now been provided with an update of those measures by the HSE and the many steps which are now being taken to help tackle the centre’s outstanding issues and deficiencies arising from that report.“Amongst them, the HSE has stated that all staff in the centre have received safeguarding awareness training, and safeguarding continues to be discussed at all monthly staff meetings. “Random spot checks are also being conducted by Clinical Nurse Managers in accordance with HIQA sample interview questions which are designed to ensure that staff are aware of the procedures to be followed in the event of an allegation or suspicion of abuse.“Additionally, a Multidisciplinary Team review into behaviour support plans and restrictive practices has been carried out and an agreed protocol has been implemented based on clinical criteria for the prescribing of restrictive practices in response to situations where a resident’s behaviour warrants intervention.“A Psychologist has also completed assessments of each service user who requires behavioural support management, while all staff have undergone training on manging behaviour of concern at the centre.“I understand that a HSE Risk Manager has carried out a review of the operational clinical and environmental risks at Ard Gréine Court in Stranorlar, and a number of control measures have been identified in order to minimise patient risk.“An internal audit system is also now in place which will be used to monitor the use of prescribed medication used at the centre, while an independent audit has now commenced in the wider Donegal Intellectual Disability service. “Of course these improvements are to be welcomed, and the measures outlined by the HSE show a clear commitment on the part of the centre’s staff and care teams to address the failing identified by HIQA earlier this year and ultimately to deliver a safe and effective service to residents at the facility.“Therefore it’s only right that the professionalism of the staff working at Ard Gréine Court is applauded and that they are praised and recognised for their efforts to deliver these vital improvements to ensure the comfort and safety of patients, staff and visitors to the unit both now and into the future.”Doherty welcomes measures to resolve issues at Ard Gréine Court was last modified: October 17th, 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)last_img read more

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Family’s caravan torched in suspected arson attack

first_imgA Donegal family have been targeted in what they believe was an arson attack which they say could have had catastrophic consequences.The Murray family, who reside at Ruskey near Convoy, had their caravan burnt out in the early hours of the 21st June last.The caravan was parked adjacent to the family home, and they say they are lucky to be alive. Teresa Murray said her grandchildren often stay with her, and when they do they often play and sleep in the caravan.She explained what happened on the night of the attack.“I was in bed at around 3am when I heard these bangs from the back of the house. I quickly got up and looked out the window and could see the flames rising from the caravan.“We ran to quickly get the car moved and then there were two more bangs, these were the gas tanks exploding from the heat. The caravan was completely destroyed, along with everything in it. “It is scary to think what might have happened had anyone been in the caravan, we would surely have been looking at fatalities here.“Since the attack my family have been extremely upset that anyone could do this to us. We are now living in fear that such a thing could happen again, and we are afraid to stay in our own homes.The Gardai are currently investigating the incident and the family have appealed for potential witnesses to come forward.Family’s caravan torched in suspected arson attack was last modified: July 21st, 2018 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:arson attackconvoydonegalGardailast_img read more

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Resurrecting Stalin’s Ghost

first_imgMost people feel there are certain historical figures off limits for praise.  Hitler and Stalin are probably two of the most infamous.  Believe it or not, a new Russian textbook is trying to portray Stalin in a more positive light.  The UK Daily Mail reported that the textbook portrays the tyrant’s mass murders as “entirely rational.”    Millions were shot, exiled, starved and imprisoned during Stalin’s reign of terror, especially during the “Great Terror” of the 1930s.  In addition, Stalin carefully controlled a “cult of personality” that deceived the masses into thinking of him as a great savior of Russia.  It took years of “De-Stalinization” under successive premiers to uncover the extent of the terror Stalin had inflicted on the nation.    Apparently the current Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin wants to portray Stalin in a more positive light.  The textbook he approved stresses Stalin’s extensive library and rationalizes his purges as understandable given the historical situation.  Critics, naturally, are up in arms over this attempt to whitewash what they consider one of the most evil dictators in history.    The 08/01/2008 entry contained a recounting in Nature of the rivalry between honorable geneticist Dmitri Vavilov and Stalin’s choice for scientist, the charlatan Trofim Lysenko, which resulted in Vavilov’s murder and the starvation of millions of Russians in the Ukraine.  This week in Nature,1 two Russian scientists wrote in to comment.  The Vavilov affair was just one of many atrocities committed by the Stalin regime.  The two correspondents sounded ready to fight any tinge of whitewash or rationalization:To call Stalin’s agricultural collectivization policy a “consolidation of land and labour” is an awful understatement: an estimated 10 million productive peasants and their families were exiled or imprisoned from 1929�1933.  Stalin was hardly “desperate to feed thousands of citizens dying of starvation” when these were the same people he starved and murdered while sending Russian grain abroad.The correspondents also took issue with Nature’s apparent moral equivalence of Stalin with science policy in Western democracies.  “Saying that ’even now, politics continues to trump good science’ should not be taken as equating murderous dictators with democratic governments.”1.  Victor Fet and Michael D. Golubovsky, “Vavilov’s vision for genetics was among Stalin’s many victims,” Nature 455, 27 (4 September 2008) | doi:10.1038/455027a.Stalin’s regime was so unspeakably horrible, we must never let generations forget.  It makes no sense to focus entirely on Hitler’s six million victims when Stalin murdered at least 20 million, machine-gunned whole towns, forced people into miserable lives of hard labor, starved millions in the Ukraine to death, incarcerated millions more in the Gulag, destroyed churches and murdered tens of thousands of clergymen, and purged rivals almost at random with a coolness and disdain that is fearful to contemplate.     While inflicting this unspeakable harm, Stalin lavished wealth on himself and basked in the worship of masses of peasants duped by his propaganda into thinking he was saving their mother country.  Throughout his career he was actively involved, through the Comintern and propaganda, in spreading communism in the West and East.  Had not a stroke cut him down in 1953, he could have toppled many other governments and instigated a nuclear war against Europe and America.    We remind readers that Stalin was a diehard Darwinist.  Upon finding and reading Darwin’s Origin of Species in seminary, Stalin became an atheist, reversed his career plans for the Russian Orthodox Church, and entered politics, where, through intrigue and crafted relationships, he took the legacy of the intensely radical, murderous Vladimir Lenin (another atheist Darwinist) into his own hands.    Every dictator accomplishes some good things and has some nice moments.  But in light of these atrocities, is that useful or necessary to review?  Saddam Hussein could look pretty handsome and polite in meetings with foreign dignitaries.  So what?  His overall reputation for evil swamped any good traits.  Stalin achieved some impressive modernization and industrialization of the Soviet Union.  He repulsed Hitler’s advances (though late and poorly planned, with horrendous human cost).  He collected art and left some impressive buildings.  When such things were done on the backs and graves of millions of his countrymen, it hardly deserves listing them, especially when a free government under beneficent leaders might have achieved the same or better without such horrible human cost.  There’s no rationalization for evil.    The only one exceeding Stalin in pure evil was Chairman Mao in China, Stalin’s ally, who murdered up to 77 million through state-sponsored terror (11/30/2005).  But after awhile the body count begins to sound academic.  The ideas that resulted in the worst genocides in modern history – in all of human history – came from the poisoned well of Darwin, who led people to think of mankind adrift in a chance universe without God.  In Darwin’s meaningless universe, the individual as a creation of God faded away like a dream.  In its place came The State.  Is anyone surprised that Marx, Lenin and Stalin, all Darwin-lovers, began a genre of cold-blooded despots the likes of which history had never seen?  The despots of Cambodia, Cuba, Rwanda, Vietnam, and North Korea (which remains one of the scariest and most brutal governments in the world) all admired Hitler and Stalin as role models.    With American universities still infiltrated with Marxist-Darwinists, with prominent Darwinists pushing atheism in the name of science (08/28/2008), and with Nature insinuating that there is moral equivalence between Stalinist Russia and President Bush’s policies on science funding, maybe you get a sense of why services like Creation-Evolution Headlines play a vital role in our times to remind us that bad ideas have consequences – real consequences, where it hurts.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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