Penrith Panthers beat Newcastle 42-6 for Knights’ 15th-straight NRL loss

first_imgAfter an uninspiring first half at Hunter Stadium on Sunday, the Panthers and the Knights were locked at 6-6 at the break.But Penrith dominated the second stanza, leaving the Knights to extend their club record losing streak to 15 games.It also puts Newcastle into the top 10 on the all-time longest losing streak list.The Knights enjoyed 60 per cent of the possession in the first half, but despite repeated opportunities they could not crack the Panthers’ line.Instead, it was the Panthers who opened the scoring, with winger Josh Mansour crossing untouched in the 12th minute after some good lead-up work by Waqa Blake.The Knights hit back after 30 minutes when Brendan Elliot plucked a Trent Hodkinson bomb out of the air and raced over.But that was as close as the Knights got as they capitulated in the second half to let the Panthers run in six unanswered tries.Matt Moylan broke the deadlock in the 44th minute when he ran off a Peter Wallace pass and touched down under the posts.From there the floodgates opened, with Blake (55th minute) and Tyrone Peachey (59th minute) each beating some flimsy Knights defence to take the score out to 18-6.Penrith continued to dominate the Knights up the middle of the ruck and made them pay on the edges, with Dallin Watene-Zelezniak scoring a second-half double and Josh Mansour scoring his second as the siren sounded.The Panthers have now won four out of their past five matches and have leapfrogged the Titans into seventh spot on 26 points.AAPlast_img read more

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Simeone: “João? When it appears to feel for Atlético things go out alone”

first_imgWhat does this Super Cup mean, mid-season: “It is always an opportunity to compete for important things and we value everything. We understand it as an opportunity to continue growing as a club and as a team.”2014 Super Cup: “I remember that moment perfectly, especially because we won. I am happy to be able to be in an important competition that the club has and hopefully we can behave.”Format: “We have to adapt to what the FEF proposes and we seek to solve it. There are semifinals where there was not before and a game that was not there before. We are clear about the concept. Having to travel that did not happen before. Trying to win which is the only thing that will count for the end. “Joao Felix: “Each player has a different personality, each player needs a different time. We try, within the mistake that we will surely make, to succeed in the way of how to reach each one of them, how they live it with enthusiasm, emotion. Apart from having talent they need commitment. When feeling comes because they are playing at Atlético, things go out alone. For João, Savic when he arrived, Koke and Saúl as boys. I don’t speak proper names but rather a way of life. “How do you rate the moment your team arrives and rival tomorrow: “Barcelona has individualities that can break any job and we arrived at a good time although with things to improve. Tomorrow’s game is very good for us. Playing against the best teams in the world makes you stronger. You must turn on the alarms from the first minute. “Koke: “Well, wanting to play. Hector has been competing very well. Saul, Thomas, Hector, everyone is fine and that’s where he will be. I have doubts as to who can start. The four will participate.” In front of Barcelona, ​​how do you expect the match?: “Unlike the League. There is a direct elimination and only one result. You have to win. The two teams with their characteristics and their tools will seek that goal. LaLiga allows you a draw or situation that this competition will not give you and there is only one result, which is to win. “Low rival, can they condition?: “We will have to comment on the coaches of the other teams, those affected. In the world, when they play Madrid, Barça, Atlético, they don’t ask who played but how the game came out. There will be a winner and it’s the only thing that matters “.The impact absence Costa in this Super Cup: “We have Costa down for several games. He is a very important player for us. He gives us internal competition and offensive strengths but the whole team has worked very well in his absence. As for the game: it is a qualifying match where each one will seek with his weapons to reach that result. “ The Barcelona and the Atlético de Madrid face tomorrow in the second semifinal of the Spain Supercup in Saudi Arabia Today, the protagonists have passed through the press room to analyze the confrontation and discuss the state of their teams. Simeone stressed the importance of the competition and the moment of Joao Felix:last_img read more

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“We are the most affected, but we cannot do anything”

first_img“Ligue 2 is a very interesting competition. It has a lot of young players with a lot of potential. It surprised me. I never thought it would be so competitive.” Mario González, Clermont player The end of the football season in France left big losers, but nobody can lament more than the Clermont Foot 63. The team Mario Gonzalez, the only Spanish footballer in the French Second Division, was completing one of the best seasons in his memory. Fifth after 28 days, the ‘reuge y bleu’ squad still dreamed of moving up to Ligue 1. “We, Troyes and Ajaccio are the big losers, but we cannot do anything. It’s a shame because we were in a great dynamic“González analyzes.And so it is. If we only consider the last 15 days of Ligue 2, Clermont Foot 63 would lead the standings with two more points than Lorient. The club located in the Auvergne region had only lost one of its last 15 league matches. The rest of the results, nine wins and five draws that placed Mario González’s team as a serious candidate for promotion. “I had found my place when the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus,” laments the Spaniard, whose goals gave his team two separate wins against Nancy and Lorient.center_img “It would have been fair to play, but there is no use regretting it. It’s time to keep working and prepare for the next campaign, hopefully it will be just as good or better“admits González, who” would have rushed to the maximum to try to finish the season. “” We deserved more, but it would have been difficult to find a solution that pleased everyone. Our president, Ahmet Schaefer, proposed to dispute at least the promotion play-off. The club has worked until the last day to reach a term that would not harm us, but the decisions that have been taken have been others, “completes Mario.Despite the disappointing end of the course, Mario González values ​​”very positively” what has been his first soccer experience abroad. The man from Burgos suffered three injuries that led him to miss 10 Ligue 2 matches, but ended up contributing with three goals that meant six points in favor of Clermont. “I adapted very quickly and, although the injuries cut my rhythm, since January I feel super good. I am at a great level and, although it is a pity that I cannot continue showing it, I will work to do much better next year”, he values a Mario surprised by the level of Ligue 2: “It is a very interesting competition. It has a lot of young players with a lot of potential. It surprised me. I never thought it was so competitive“last_img read more

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Disappointing draw for Reggae Boyz … Costa Rica hold Jamaica to 1-1 result

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz were held to a 1-1 draw by Costa Rica in their key CONCACAF semi-final round FIFA World Cup qualifier inside the National Stadium last night. Goals in either half by Jamaican midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson and Costa Rica’s Johnny Acosta has left things interestingly poised in the group. The Jamaicans grabbed a deserved lead in the 16th minute after midfielder Watson went low to meet a teasing Kemar Lawrence cross at the back post, sending his header in the opposite direction. They could have been 2-0 up just before half time, but Clayton Donaldson could not make contact with a low cross by Joel McAnuff as the hosts looked comfortable in possession, while enjoying the better chances. Earlier, McAnuff missed one of several Jamaican opportunities as he wasted a glorious chance to send the Jamaicans ahead in the 8th minute, after he was found unmarked at the back-post after a flicked header, which came from a long throw by full back Lawrence. HALF-CHANCES The visitors ended the first half with a couple half-chances themselves, but were not able to break the Jamaican backline. They did, however, get the breakthrough in the 67th minute when Johnny Acosta latched on to a rebound to make it 1-1 after Joel Campbell’s shot was well saved by Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake. Both teams traded chances but neither could add to the scoreline, leaving the Jamaicans to deal with another disappointing result in front of their home crowd. The Jamaicans now sit on four points with the Costa Ricans improving to seven points. Haiti and Panama played out a 0-0 draw in the group’s other game. The Jamaicans will travel to Costa Rica where both teams will meet again on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Narine’s return brings relief

first_imgKOLKATA, India, (CMC):Kolkata Knight Riders have expressed relief following the International Cricket Council’s decision to lift the bowling ban on their champion off-spinner Sunil Narine.The 27-year-old West Indies player was banned last November after the ICC ruled his action illegal. However, he was cleared him to return to international cricket late Thursday, after remodelling his action and then successfully undergoing tests at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai last month.And with the new Indian Premier League bowling off today, Narine’s Knight Riders teammate Shakib Al Hasan said the news was definitely welcome.”I don’t know what changes he has had now, but it is a huge relief for the team,” the Bangladeshi all-rounder said.IMPORTANT PLAYER”He is a very important part of KKR. Every time KKR has done well, he has had huge influence. It is a positive news for us.”Narine has been key to KKR’s fortunes in the IPL. His Man-of-the-Series 24 wickets in 2012 helped them to the title and captured 21 in 2014 as the Kolkata-based franchise won the title for a second time in three years.He also nabbed 22 wickets in 2013 even though KKR missed out on the playoffs.Though Narine has been sidelined for the last four months, Shakib said he did not anticipate this having a major impact on the player’s performance.”For Narine, I don’t think so the setback will matter too much,” he pointed out.”He is a world-class spinner and everybody respects him. This time, too, he will be leading the spinning attack. He has always played a vital role for KKR.”KKR take on Carlos Brathwaite’s Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata on Sunday.last_img read more

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Cuban remanded for forging visa after being turned down

first_imgA Cuban citizen on Thursday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with three counts of fraud.Lazaro Pereira Alanzo denied the charges when they were read to him by Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs–Marcus, through an interpreter.The first charge against the 52-year-old man stated that on December 17, 2018, at Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he uttered to Ayana Harris, a General Clerk at the Ministry of the Presidency, Department of Citizenship one visa appointment confirmation letter, dated January 11, 2019, in favour of himself, purporting to show that same was issued by the Mexican Embassy.The second charge read that between September 29, 2018 and December 17, 2018, at Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he forged one visa appointment letter dated January 11, 2019, in favour of himself purporting to show that same was issued by the Mexican Embassy.The Police further stated that between January 1, 2019 and January 8, 2019, at Georgetown, he failed to comply with conditions subject to a permit via which he was granted permission to stay from the period September 29, 2018 and September 31, 2018, but overstayed.In his defence, Alanzo told the court: “I am not guilty of the offences and I was tricked by the person who filled out the form for me and that bail should be granted to me.”However, Police Prosecutor Adoni Innis objected to bail being granted to the foreigner, citing the prevalence of the offence and the fact he had no ties to Guyana.The Prosecutor further stated that while the defendant was in Guyana, he applied for a visa at the Mexican Embassy, but his request was turned down.The discovery of the forgery was made days later when he went to the Ministry. It was reported that the confirmation letter issued to the Ministry did not originate from the Mexican Embassy in Guyana.The Police Prosecutor’s submission was upheld by the Magistrate, who remanded Alanzo to prison until January 14, 2019.last_img read more

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Soldier robbed by bicycle bandits

first_imgSwift action by ranks of a Police patrol led to the arrest of one of three knife-wielding bicycle bandits, who robbed a member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) in the wee hours of Thursday.An investigation revealed that about 02:00h, the victim, who resides at Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was in the company of his colleague walking along High and D’Urban Streets, Georgetown, when they were confronted by three men, all armed with knives.The bandits pounced and relieved the victim of his phone valued $22,000; however, before the perpetrators could get anything else from the men, they fled.While escaping from the bandits, the two army men managed to stop a passing Police patrol and related what had just transpired.The party of patrol ranks subsequently searched the area and one of the suspects who was positively identified was arrested a short distance from where the robbery occurred.The 20-year-old unemployed man of Norton Street, Lodge, has since been taken into Police custody and has been assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

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Whistlin’ Dixie After hatching controversy, Chicks take top three trophies

first_imgUltimately, the gals had it over guys in the top categories. Blige, on the rebound after a tough couple of years in her personal life, took home three awards, including for her single “Be Without You.” Season Four “American Idol” Carrie Underwood won the hotly contested Best New Artist race and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” “Tonight kind of proved `American Idol’ can transcend that talent-show stereotype it has,” Underwood said backstage. “It’s just great talent on the show that couldn’t get discovered doing what they were doing on their own. It worked for me. I owe everything to `American Idol.”‘ Ladies’ night The influence of “American Idol” was felt on the show when the academy put on an online contest in conjunction with Yahoo! Music in which voters selected a finalist to perform with Justin Timberlake on the telecast. The winner was Robyn Troup, 18, a polished University of Southern California student from Houston. Blige won just three of her leading eight nominations. But she did take the prize for longest acceptance speech, a tearful two-minute 55-name wonder that had the house band desperately trying to drown her out. “It’s in the valley that we learn who we really are, because success exposes who you really are,” she told the audience, “and I want to use my success to build bridges, not to burn them.” The three-hour-plus telecast opened with the long-awaited reunion of ’80s trio The Police performing their early hit “Roxanne.” The 49th annual show was full of strong performances, including by Christina Aguilera, whose tribute to James Brown on “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” drew roars, along with other “Grammy moments” from Beyonce and Blige. Underwood performed versions of “San Antonio Rose,” a tribute to Western swing legend Bob Wills, and “Desperado,” an Eagles song written by Don Henley, who was MusiCare’s man of the year. A sexy duet of “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira and Wyclef Jean also heated up the evening. A medley by John Mayer, John Legend and Corinne Bailey Rae shone the spotlight on some of music’s younger stars. Double winners included John Mayer, T.I. and Ludacris, and Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder’s duet on a remake of Wonder’s “For Once In My Life” won for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. Early awards Earlier in the day, before cameras rolled, 97 of the 108 trophies were handed out. At this mini-Grammys ceremony, when most of the winners were still on the freeway heading downtown, Hollywood rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers won for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal, both for the hit single “Dani California.” Their CD, “Stadium Arcadium,” won for the boxed/limited-edition package Grammy, but the band lost the short-form video race to indie rockers OK Go, whose treadmill video helped put MySpace and YouTube on the mainstream map last year. One of the most popular acts of the year, Gnarls Barkley, consisting of hip-hop singer Cee-Lo Green and producer Danger Mouse, won the Best Urban/Alternative Performance Grammy for their international chart-topper “Crazy.” Their album “St. Elsewhere” also took home the alternative music album Grammy. First-time winners Sunday included New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas, whose Hurricane Katrina-inspired “After the Rain” was named Best Contemporary Blues Album. Double winners included rocker Bruce Springsteen, gospel star Kirk Franklin, late jazz soloist Michael Brecker, jazz pianist Chick Corea, film composer John Williams and classical conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. (818) 713-3676 fred.shuster@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For the Dixie Chicks, winning five Grammys may be the best revenge. Despite a backlash among country fans that had radio stations bulldozing their albums, the defiant Chicks led the Grammy Awards on Sunday at the Staple Center by taking all five of the categories in which they were nominated, including the prestigious Album, Song and Record of the Year trophies. It was the first time since Eric Clapton’s 1993 sweep that a single act has won all three of the top awards. The Dixie Chicks “Not Ready to Make Nice,” aimed at those who criticized the trio for its 2003 criticism of George W. Bush, was also named Best Country Album and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal. Mary J. Blige completed her comeback with three trophies for her double-platinum album “The Breakthrough,” and the Red Hot Chili Peppers won four for their double-disc “Stadium Arcadium.” But the Chicks were the big story of the night as the Recording Academy showed its support for the group with several standing ovations, prompting singer Natalie Maines to joke, “I, for the first time in my life, am speechless.” The flap stemmed from comments Maines made at a concert stop in London when she told the crowd: “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” When the news broke at home, the Chicks became targets of hate mail, boycotts and radio boycotts. After winning the Album of the Year award, Maines drew laughs with: “I’m ready to make nice.” Bandmate Emily Robison noted, “We wouldn’t have done this album without everything we went through, so we have no regrets.” last_img
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‘Spinning’ opens Rep’s 81 Series

first_img“This is a very exciting time for the Rep,” said Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston. Jason Price, president of the Rep Board of Directors added, “The funding from the community services grant has only solidified the dedication that the city of Santa Clarita has for the arts and for the future of the theater district in Old Town Newhall.” Making his directorial debut, Bill Quinn has assembled one of the finest and most talented casts ever to hit the stage at the Rep. The cast includes newcomers Kristin Pfeifer, Keven Kaddi, Peter Pasco, Michael Vincent Carrera and Nicholas Yohn. Also featured in the cast are Rep veterans Daniel Lench and Christina Rideout. Written by Rebecca Gilman, “Spinning Into Butter” earned her the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Playwrights, as well as a Jeff Award for new work. It premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and had its New York premiere at the Lincoln Center Theatre. “Spinning Into Butter” opens on April 20, with a wine reception at 7 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. The show will run through April 29. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17, $15 for students and seniors. Because this is a limited engagement, reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, call the Rep at (661) 288-0000 or visit the Web site at www.repeastplayhouse.org/. The Repertory East Playhouse is at 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com. The Repertory East Playhouse will open the highly anticipated 81 Series at 8 p.m. April 20 with the award-winning drama, “Spinning Into Butter” by Rebecca Gilman. “Spinning Into Butter” explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today. When one of the few African-American students at liberal Belmont College begins receiving hate mail, the campus erupts – first with shock, then with mutual recrimination as faculty and students alike try to prove their own tolerance by condemning one another. At the center of this maelstrom is Sarah Daniels, the dean of students. As the administration sponsors public “race forums” and the students start their activist groups, Sarah is forced to explore her own feelings of racism. Her self-examination leads to some surprising discoveries and painful insights, the consequences of which even she can’t predict. Funded through a Community Services Grant by the city of Santa Clarita, the 81 Series is a limited engagement of four provocative pieces of theater by well-known and respected playwrights. Most of the themes explored in the 81 Series will deal with pertinent social ideals and values of American society. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Kenya drops one place in latest FIFA ranking

first_imgHowever, with head coach Paul Put underlining a requirement of at least two friendly matches in March, Kenya will give a shot at going into double digit rankings, with the aim being to surpass the best ever placing of 68.Neighbors Uganda remain the best placed Eastern Africa country despite slumping down five places after their poor performance at the African Nations Championship and are now ranked 78th.Rwanda have moved up two places and are now placed 114th while Zdravko Logarusic’s Sudan who reached the CHAN 2018 semi finals have moved six places up and are now ranked 118th.Meanwhile, Tunisia remains the best ranked African country despite staying put at 23rd while Senegal has dropped three places down to 27th though remaining second in Africa. DR Congo has broken into the top three after a massive rise of four places to rank 39th.World Cup bound Egypt have dropped 13 places to rank 43rd, the highest African dip alongside Burkina Faso who have dropped all the way to 57th.The status quo in the top five worldwide remains the same with Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium retaining the first five slots.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players line up before their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Libya in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15- Kenya’s national football team Harambee Stars has dropped one place to 106th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday afternoon after a period of inactivity since their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup win last December.Having failed to play in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) after being stripped of hosting rights and no FIFA friendly window available since the Senior Challenge Cup, the team has not had an opportunity to increase its points.last_img read more

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