26 May

Calls for Bulldogs premiership captain to take pay cut over gambling concerns

first_imgWood questioned the role of gambling advertising in the AFL last week on Twitter, saying it’s “out of control and I think it needs to change”.In a conversation with journalist Damian Barrett on The Sounding Board podcast, Hutchison said that while he didn’t agree with Wood’s opinion, he believes the Bulldogs defender has strong enough character to make a stand on the issue.”I love the fact (Wood) has a strong view – that’s what we need from our footballers,” Hutchison said.”(Gambling revenue is) probably five percent of his wage.”Should he take a five percent pay cut as a stand on this?last_img read more

14 May

Guardiola leaves Cancelo’s arrival in Valencia

first_imgIn this way, it is up to the player his march or not to Valencia. Anyway, in its possible incorporation there are more questions: who will pay his salary, for how long will he be assigned, whether or not there will be a purchase option … At Mestalla’s offices they already know that it is not impossible and now they have to negotiate. The return of the side is already one step closer. Joao Cancelo looked like Peter Lim’s forbidden dream for the winter market. Manchester City side moved 65 million euros last summer in his transfer, but he has not performed as expected in the Etihad and could leave in the next few days. In fact, He has only played a game of the three Christmas days as a starter, which shows that you are not having too many opportunities. To the surprise of even the leaders of Valencia, Pep Guardiola has been asked in the press room for the continuity of the Portuguese and, not only has he confirmed that there is a real possibility that he will leave, but that he has left it in his hand. “When Cancelo plays, he always does well. He is the one who must decide if he wants to continue with us or not. This is a free country and everyone can decide what to do with their life.“explained the Manchester City coach after the win against Everton.last_img read more

18 Jan

SMB’s Ross makes mental health a personal advocacy

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tabuena eyeing third PH Open jewel Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Dela Cruz, on the other hand, had himself as an example.“We’re men and we’re taught to be strong and to hold your feelings in and not to let your emotions out. Don’t get checked up for this, don’t get checked up for that, but life is tough for some people and you go through things. It is not easy for everyone,” he said.“I made some really bad choices. I lost my wife, I lost my kids, I’m trying to keep up my life again. But I wished somebody would have talked to me early on as a player to say that if you’re hurting or if you’re going through something, you need to talk to somebody, we put some phone numbers up here,” Dela Cruz shared.“I’m just one guy that has a voice. All it takes is one to reach out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “There’s 24 hours in a day and we’re spending that training with basketball for maybe five to six hours,” Ross said of a basketball player’s life.“But the other 18 hours? You’re in life. Life’s real and life’s hard. It’s more than just basketball,” Ross said during the recent Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Player Orientation program.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 31-year-old playmaker is currently using his voice to push for mental health awareness—a topic that many players have eluded talking about.Ross was joined by former Alaska big man Tony dela Cruz in the event. The pair walked PBA players through the delicate matter and suggested ways on how to approach it. MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Professional basketball players, like ordinary persons, also grapple with the same problems many deem reserved for non-athletes.San Miguel Beer’s Chris Ross hopes to blot out the notion that they are immune from everyday issues.ADVERTISEMENT “A lot of people see this as we are just basketball players, well a lot of people have families, a lot of people have businesses,” the playmaker said.“I had two really close friends in the US … And then when I came back here, I had another close friend that actually took her life,” Ross revealed to reporters.“So when you’re growing up, you kind of think that those kind of things will never affect you, that they’re never going to get close to you. But the longer you live and the more people you’re around, things like that do get to you,” he added.Ross slowly stepped into the role of a poster boy for his advocacy when he sought for the PBA fans to “just go check on people”  in a heart-felt post-game interview televised across the nation earlier this month.Ross’ motivation comes from two friends who struggled in coping, and another who actually took his life.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View commentslast_img read more

11 Jan

School board opens door to Green Dot plan

first_imgTwo weeks after rejecting a petition from successful charter school operator Green Dot to open eight charters on Locke High’s campus, the school board agreed Tuesday to invite Green Dot to work with the district to improve the low-performing school. Board member Jon Lauritzen, who’s locked in a heated battle with Tamar Galatzan to retain his seat on the school board, voted down Green Dot’s proposal because he said there was no plan. But his motion Tuesday called on Green Dot and all other interested charter operators to work with district officials, Locke teachers and the Watts community to develop a plan and open charters on the campus in 2008. Superintendent David Brewer III confirmed that Green Dot would be the charter with which the district would collaborate. Board members Mike Lansing, Marlene Canter, Monica Garcia and Lauritzen voted in favor of the motion. Marguerite LaMotte and Julie Korenstein opposed it. “I’m ashamed to be a member of this board,” LaMotte said after the votes were taken. naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Green Dot founder Steve Barr said after the meeting that he welcomes a partnership and looks forward to developing a plan – using his six tenets, including autonomy, small schools and community involvement – to transform Locke. “The question is: Do we collaborate or compete?” said Barr, who could appeal the board’s rejection and open his charters on Locke’s campus in the 2007-08 school year. “As long as we can implement our six tenets, … I think it’s always a positive if there’s opportunity for all of us to work together, but I don’t know if we’re there yet.” Barr emphasized that he does not have a deal yet with the district and that details are still being worked out for collaboration. “The board’s action raises the potential for cooperation in 2008, but we haven’t sat down and talked about it yet.” last_img read more

6 Jan

Exclusive – Barnes tells Sterling: Don’t even think about leaving Liverpool

first_imgJohn Barnes has a simple message for Raheem Sterling: Stay at Liverpool.There are rumours linking the youngster with big money moves to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, while talks over a new Anfield deal have reportedly stalled.But former Merseyside hero Barnes claims the 20-year-old should not be thinking about going anywhere.“It would be a blow if Sterling leaves, but how well is he really playing to warrant more than £75,000 a week?” he said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s had one very good season and he’s not the finished article. He still has to improve, and leaving Liverpool now would be a mistake.“We’ve seen it before with [Wilfried] Zaha leaving Crystal Palace and going to Manchester United. When a young player, after one good season, gets an opportunity to go, is that the right thing for his career?“I think he should stay for four or five years and prove his consistency to show he can handle any situation in any country. It would be a bad move for him to leave [now].”last_img read more

6 Jan

Man City keep nerve to see off tough Everton challenge

first_imgIt appeared to be normal service for City when they took the lead midway through the first half through Gabriel Jesus but Everton hit back nine minutes later through Dominic Calvert-Lewin.Both sides had chances after the break in an entertaining contest but Mahrez’s free-kick and Sterling’s late strike put the game beyond the home side and allowed City to close to within five points of Liverpool.“We know if we have a setback in a match we stick with the gameplan, that is the most important thing. The chances will come,” said Sterling.“Coming here is always one of the most difficult fixtures in a season. The pitch is narrow and they are always up for it but we got over the line.“It is still early in the season and there are still (more than) 90 points to play for. We are behind at this moment in time but the league can change very quickly and we can stay focused.”City looked irresistible going forward but were shaky at the back, with makeshift defender Fernandinho partnering Nicolas Otamendi in central defence in the absence of the injured John Stones and Aymeric Laporte.If the visitors felt the pressure it did not show in the opening minutes, with Guardiola’s team quickly into their smooth stride, interrupted only by lengthy treatment for Everton’s Theo Walcott, who was eventually stretchered off.City, playing in a garish yellow-and-pink kit, should have been ahead early after Mahrez fizzed a ball across the face of the goal only for Ilkay Gundogan to hit the bar with the goal gaping.– Jesus strikes –But they took a deserved lead in the 24th minute when Mahrez found Kevin De Bruyne, who placed a delightful curling cross onto the head of Jesus, an unused substitute during City’s 8-0 demolition of Watford last week.The home side responded brightly, with Gylfi Sigurdsson going close, and pulled level in the 33rd minute when Seamus Coleman chipped over goalkeeper Ederson from a tight angle and Calvert-Lewin headed in on the goal line.City had chances to restore their lead before half-time but Jesus blazed over and Gundogan fired straight at Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.Early in the second half De Bruyne hit the side-netting before Ederson was called into action at the other end, tipping over Yerry Mina’s close-range header as Everton went toe to toe with last year’s domestic treble winners.Sterling missed a glorious chance to put City back in front on the hour mark, side-footing wide from Mahrez’s incisive pass.But the visitors eventually got the goal they craved when Mahrez curled a free-kick into the bottom corner past a despairing Pickford with about 20 minutes remaining.Still Everton were not finished, with Ederson charging off his line to keep out Calvert-Lewin’s goal-bound effort and the ‘keeper was called into action minutes later to keep out another Mina header.But Sterling made sure of the win when he smashed an effort against the underside of the bar and goalline technology confirmed it had crossed the line.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City celebrate Riyad Mahrez’s winning goal in the Premier League match against Everton © AFP / Lindsey ParnabyLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Sep 28 – Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling calmed Manchester City’s nerves on Saturday as the Premier League champions overcame a searching test to beat feisty Everton 3-1 and keep leaders Liverpool in their sights.Pep Guardiola’s team came into the match at Goodison Park knowing they could not afford to fall further behind Jurgen Klopp’s high-fliers, who earlier extended their perfect record with a win at Sheffield United to stretch their lead to eight points.last_img read more

30 Dec

Flores warns Watford: ‘Don’t underestimate injury-hit Man United!’

first_img1 Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has urged his team not to take Manchester United’s injury-hit team lightly ahead of their Premier League clash on Wednesday.Injuries to the likes of captain Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones has seen Louis van Gaal blood a number of academy graduates in recent weeks.18-year-old defender Tim Fosu-Mensah and 20-year-old midfielder James Weir were the latest to be handed their debuts in United’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal on Sunday, while 18-year-old Marcus Rashford has starred with four goals in two games.Watford head to Old Trafford to face Van Gaal’s patched-up side on Wednesday night, but Flores does not believe United’s lengthy injury list makes them any easier to face.“I don’t like to say to the players, ‘come on boys, now Manchester United are a little bit weak because they have injuries, because they are younger, because they don’t have experience’, no, it is the opposite,” said Flores.“I try to send other messages to the players, saying take care and don’t relax. Yes, they are younger, but they have a lot of passion, and they want to show everyone they are ready to play in the Premier League.“So, of course we will play a very tough match, and this is the idea we try to translate to the players. Maybe this is not the best XI they have in the squad, but they are playing really, really well.”Academy product Rashford made his Premier League debut in the victory against Arsenal on Sunday, with his double against the Gunners following another brace in last week’s Europa League win against FC Midtjylland.“He looks really good and I love younger players,” Flores added. “I love how he moves to the space and how he moves inside the box.“He is a very good talent for the future of England and very good news for Manchester United.“With the younger players when they knock on the door, as a coach you need to open the door and say ‘okay you are ready to go’ and this is what has happened.“Manchester United have had a lot of injuries, a very difficult period for them, and this is the moment when the younger players use the opportunity to establish themselves in the team.”Asked if he had a plan in place to stop Rashford on Wednesday night, Flores joked: “It is impossible to show too many videos [to my squad] because he has played only two matches.” Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is wary of the threat of Manchester United last_img read more

25 Dec

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: MALIN KNOCK OUT CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S TO JOIN KILLYBEGS IN LAST FOUR

first_imgMALIN upset the odds to knock 2012 county champions St Eunan’s out of this year’s championship on Saturday.Played in perfect conditions in Buncrana, Ireland’s most northerly GAA club came out on tops in a deserved 3-12 to 2-07 victory.In this evening’s other quarter-final clash in Convoy, Killybegs had a four point margin of victory – 2-11 to 2-07. In Buncrana the game was even for most of the first half as Lee McMonagle netted for the Letterkenny side from the penalty spot to give them an early 1-03 to 0-03 lead.Terence Doherty hit the net for Malin however to take the Inishwoen side into the lead and when Eunan’s Damien McClafferty was sent off for two yellow card offences, the momentum swung northwards.Paul McLaughlin added a second Malin goal to take his side in 2-06 to 1-03 ahead at the break.St Eunan’s knew they were facing an uphill battle just 20 seconds after the re-start when this time Stephen McLaughlin found the net for Malin’s third goal. Sean McVeigh however went up the other end to net for the Letterkenny side and with points from Donnacha Gallagher reduced the deficit to 3-09 to 2-06.Malin however weren’t to be beaten and extended their lead to win 3-12 to 2-07, an eight point victory.The first to congratulate them were the Eunan’s team and management.In Convoy Killybegs led by four points at half-time, 1-07 to 1-03, Hugh McFadden giving the fishermen the goal.A goal apiece followed in the second half but Killybegs retained the margin to win. Elsewhere’s it’s Comhghairdeas Beart. Burt are County Hurling Champions 2013. Final score at O’Donnell Park was Burt 3-13 Setanta 2-14.Setanta can be proud of their fightback in this game, losing out by just two points in the end.County Champs: Burt’s hurlersCOUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: MALIN KNOCK OUT CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S TO JOIN KILLYBEGS IN LAST FOUR was last modified: September 14th, 2013 by John2Share 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:BURTKillybegs GAAMalin GAASean MacCumhails GAA notesSETANTASt Eunan’s GAAlast_img read more

21 Dec

Sunderland v QPR line-ups: Changes for Rangers, Sunderland star returns

first_imgRio Ferdinand, Mauricio Isla, Karl Henry, Niko Kranjcar and Bobby Zamora start for QPR at Sunderland tonight, as does the fit-again Yun Suk-Young.Rangers, without injured trio Charlie Austin, Richard Dunne and Nedum Onuoha, have Adel Taarabt and Mauro Zarate among their substitutes.The home side have Connor Wickham back from injury but are still without Lee Cattermole. Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveillere, Vergini, O’Shea, van Aanholt, Bridcutt, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Wickham, Defoe. Subs: Brown, Fletcher, Graham, Alvarez, Coates, Agnew, Mannone. QPR (4-4-1-1): Green; Isla, Ferdinand, Caulker, Yun; Phillips, Barton, Henry, Kranjcar; Fer, Zamora. Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Hill, Wright-Phillips, Taarabt, Zarate, Doughty. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

19 Dec

Evolution Everyone Can Agree On

first_imgThe controversy over Darwinian evolution concerns one core question: Can an unplanned, undirected process generate new functions and complex organs of irreducible complexity without design?  No one really doubts that organisms vary in horizontal or downward ways – either by modifications of existing genetic information, or by deleterious mutations that somehow allow animals to continue to survive.  Here are some recent examples.Churkey lurkey:  The Transylvanian naked neck chicken is an ungainly bird with a long red neck (see picture in a BBC News) article).  “The ‘churkey’ owes its distinctive look to a complex genetic mutation, according to scientists.”  A vitamin A derived substance apparently gives the strong red color to the neck.  Fortuitously, the lack of feathers on the neck helps the bird withstand heat – an advantage in hot regions.  This is an example of loss of function that inadvertently helps these birds survive in specific environments.Plant doubling:  “Evolution in the act” was announced by an article on Science Daily.  The story concerned a hybrid plant introduced to America that underwent a spontaneous doubling of its genes.  Before, the hybrid experienced relaxed gene expression, but after the doubling, expression was regained, the plants became vigorous again, and started to spread.    “No one had extended this to natural populations and the rapidity at which this can occur, and that’s pretty astonishing,” a researcher from Iowa State University remarked.  Another considered this like nature hitting a “reset button” after gene expression had been disturbed by hybridization.  This is an example of down-and-back-up evolution; even so, the hybrid was introduced on purpose by breeders and does not represent a natural state.Human evolution:  The BBC News published a story about cleaner fish that pick the parasites out of sharks’ mouths, without the sharks taking advantage of the free food (see 01/13/2003, 06/22/2004, 11/23/2009, 01/13/2010, bullet 4).  Divers interested in watching the phenomenon have flocked to an observing site at a seamount off the Philippines, where the sharks come in gently for their dental treatment.  The article quipped, “A huge dive tourism site has evolved around them.”Seen on birthday party napkins: “I’m not aging; I’m evolving.” Evolution is a word with many meanings.  The root of the word just means unfolding – nothing controversial about that.  It can mean change over time of any kind, like the evolution of technology or the change from a landscape from a meadow to a forest.  In the debates over Darwinism, it is important to specify the meaning at issue.    At seminars by the most ardent Biblical creationists, it is common to see presentations showing the variations in human skin color, horse size and traits, and dog breeds arising from either artificial selection or the kind of natural selection best described as stabilizing selection.  Biblical creationists accept a broad degree of horizontal variation from original created kinds.    That kind of “evolution” is a far cry from what Darwin promoted: the common ancestry of all life from a single cell accidentally produced in some warm little pond, producing the vast array of plants and animals by a purposeless, unguided process.  Jokes about humans evolving instead of aging, or evolving a tourism site are just that: figures of speech not to be confused with Darwinism.  Beware of equivocation.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more