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Segeyaro stuck in Super League

first_imgThe 26-year-old made a big impact at the Rhinos after joining them, initially on loan, from NRL club Penrith in July, helping them win nine of their last 10 matches of the season to comfortably retain their Super League status.Segeyaro officially took up a two-year contract in September, removing a get-out clause at the same time, but has stated his desire to remain in Australia, where he is enjoying an extended off-season break.”I wouldn’t say I was pressured into taking up an option to re-sign with Leeds, but I certainly didn’t have the support network I lean on when I make key life decisions,” Segeyaro was quoted as saying by News Corp Australia.”I told them I can’t make the decision to take up the option without sitting down with my family.”But we had a deadline and I had to make a decision. That’s what I’ve explained to Gary throughout this period.””I want to get on with my life and unfortunately that doesn’t include going back to the UK. I just can’t do it.”But Hetherington has reiterated the club’s stance that Segeyaro, who has been heavily linked with a move to NRL premiers Cronulla, is not for sale.”The comments attributed to James have obviously come as a big disappointment and a surprise following my meeting with him and his manager Sam Ayoub last Wednesday,” said Hetherington.”When speculation first broke regarding Cronulla and their interest in James, I alerted both the RFL and NRL chief executives to the issue and the NRL confirmed a player cannot be registered with an NRL club whilst his registration sits with a Super League club, and in James’ case he is registered with us and the RFL until the end of 2018.”Interest in him from other NRL clubs has been reported but they know he is not for sale. However I have no doubt this has become a key issue.”The integrity of our game is now on the line and I hope to have further discussions with senior officials from the RFL and NRL at the earliest opportunity.”Segeyaro is due back at Headingley in early January ahead of the start of the Super League season the following month.last_img read more

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Brazil clip Costa Rica 1-0

first_imgHARRISON, NJ (AP): Hulk scored in the 10th minute after an early stretch of Brazilian dominance and the five times world champions beat Costa Rica 1-0 yesterday in a World Cup qualifying tune-up match. Despite Costa Rica employing five defenders, Brazil clearly had the better of play throughout, with the Ticos only occasionally managing to get forward on counters. Brazil used a somewhat experimental line-up with Hulk as the lead striker. Manager Dunga stayed with his starters until the middle of the second half. He used six substitutes, sending in Orlando City forward Kaka in the 67th and Neymar in the 82nd, both to large ovations from the crowd of 19,146 at Red Bull Arena. Neymar, only last week, returned to Barcelona’s line-up after a case of the mumps and reportedly limped out of training Thursday after grabbing his knee. Brazil took the lead when Hulk and Costa Rican defender Giancarlo Gonzalez raced to get to a ball from Danilo out of the back. Gonzalez overran the ball and slipped as Hulk lost his footing and fell. Hulk recovered first and put a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton.last_img read more

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PH side looking to overachieve in Asian Baseball Championship

first_img“That’s our target this year: to send a signal that we are here, alive and kicking, and that we are going to participate,” he said.The Philippines will be parading a crew bannered by homegrown talents composed of standouts from the UAAP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkReigning UAAP best pitcher Paulo Macasaet, catcher Dino Altomonte, and infielders Javi Macasaet and Marco Mallari will be representing UAAP defending champion Ateneo, together with shortstop Aids Bernardo, who last donned the national team colors in the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.Also in the lineup are UAAP Most Valuable Player Iggy Escano, Diego Lozano, sophomore Geof Magsadia, senior Kiko Gesmundo, and Carlos Munoz from La Salle; Jerome Yenson, Erwin Bosito, and Mark Manaig from Adamson; Alfredo de Guzman and Clarence Calisaan from NU; and pitchers Ron dela Cruz and lefty Lesmar Ventura from UST. View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES NCAA: Inspired Letran holds off EAC for 8th win The Philippine baseball team which will compete in the 28th Asian Baseball Championship. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOOdds may not be in the Philippines’ favor, but the Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (PABA) is hoping for the best in the 28th Asian Baseball Championship from October 2 to 8 in New Taipei City, Taiwan.PABA secretary general Chito Loyzaga said that not much is expected from the squad in the eight-team tournament, but the Filipinos are looking to gain the respect of our neighbors when it comes to the baseball field.ADVERTISEMENT Backstopping the team are veterans Jarus Inobio, Joennard Pareja, Jennald Pareja, Jonash Ponce, Jon-Jon Robles, and Romeo Jasmin.“It’s a young team and I heard that the average age is 22 years old, but we’re happy to see how they will perform,” said Loyzaga.NU softball head coach Egay delos Reyes will serve as the team manager and he will be assisted by UST legend Jeffrey Santiago, Adamson great Orlando Binarao, and champion coach Joseph Orillana of La Salle.Loyzaga is hoping the country could send a strong signal that the Philippines is more than ready to compete in the baseball field alongside its Asian foes.“I told the boys that this is the top tournament in Asia and you will face the top teams in the continent here, including three of the top four teams in the world. I always want to win, but winning is not everything. If we don’t win on the field, I hope all of you earn their respect as Filipino athletes and as the national team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Philippines is bracketed in Group A in the preliminary round, where it will face host and fourth-ranked team in the world Chinese-Taipei on Monday, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, and the third-best team in the world South Korea on Wednesday.The top two teams in the two groups will proceed to the semifinals, while the bottom four will clash in classification matches.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Butchered plans for Azkals

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Azkals manager Dan Palami expressed confidence that Cooper can whip the Azkals into form heading into the two major tournaments.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 FILE — Philippine Azkals Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netIt was over before it all even began. And now, the Philippine Azkals are left to pick up the pieces and move on.Sources said the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and Azkals management are seriously considering Aris Caslib as a replacement for Terry Butcher, who abruptly quit his post as coach of the men’s national football team Friday, before he even handled a single game.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Caslib was also the last Filipino coach to handle the Azkals in 2009 and is expected to be a transition mentor while team manager Dan Palami and the PFF come up with a short list of possible replacements for Butcher.In the aftermath of the resignation, Palami said Scott Cooper would handle team preparations for upcoming tournaments, but Palami and the PFF will still have to look for a coach who will run the team during tournaments because Cooper doesn’t have the AFC equivalent of a pro license.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’A source said the team is not expected to be disrupted too much in its preparations despite the resignation because Cooper was actually the initial choice for the Azkals top post.His lack of accreditation, though, paved the way for the hiring of former England skipper Butcher, who jolted the country early Friday by announcing his resignation. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Aussies lead Ironman field Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 59-year-old, who was appointed in mid-June replacing Thomas Dooley, said in a statement: “The vital issue for myself was to carefully build a robust plan to meet the football ambitions of the national team.”“Regretfully, I’ve not been able to make this work in the way that I intended and I’ve decided not to continue in this role.”Butcher was expected to arrive in Manila next week to lay the groundwork of the Azkals’ preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and the AFC Asian Cup in January next year.“We understand and respect his decision,” Palami said. “But in Scott Cooper, we also have another brilliant football mind who can help us lay the groundwork in building a strong team for the next two tournaments.”Irishman Cooper will now temporarily take over the buildup of the team that starts with a camp in Bahrain on the first week of September.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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State official says January revenue down sharply

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Personal income-tax receipts coming into the state in January fell $1.3 billion below Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s revenue estimates in the spending plan he released last month, the state controller said Tuesday. The lower-than-expected revenue raises questions about whether Schwarzenegger will reach his announced goal of eliminating the state’s net operating deficit in the budget year that will begin in July. “(Income) tax payments are down about $1 billion, and we don’t yet have the source of that decrease,” Controller John Chiang said in a news conference he held at the state’s tax-collection center, where 2006 tax returns have begun to trickle in. Chiang speculated that California’s slumping housing market might be a cause. He also said revenue from sources other than the personal income tax rose in January, leaving the state short about $710 million for the month. The governor’s proposed 2007-2008 budget assumes that tax revenue in the current budget year would grow by $1.1 billion, or 1 percent. In the coming fiscal year, Schwarzenegger also assumed a $6.8 billion, or 7 percent, increase. H.D. Palmer, finance spokesman for Schwarzenegger, said the administration is withholding judgment on the month’s tax total until final revenues are tallied later this week from sales and insurance taxes. “We want to get all the month’s revenues, and there’s still some key data for January that’s yet to come in,” Palmer said. The controller’s numbers, however, include the last estimated tax payments for 2006, which indicate how much the state’s richest residents will pay in capital gains and from stock-option income. Those account for the greatest annual revenue variables in the state’s budget. During a press conference touting his plan to overhaul health care in California, Schwarzenegger on Tuesday dismissed news of January’s lower tax receipts. He said it would not affect his policy ambitions on health care. “Revenues go up and down,” he said. “I am very optimistic. Our economy is doing well and businesses are doing well, so I am very optimistic.” State budget analysts, Wall Street bond-raters and lawmakers have questioned Schwarzenegger’s claim that his proposed spending plan for next fiscal year would eliminate California’s chronic budget deficit. In addition to the uncertain tax revenue, Schwarzenegger’s $143.2 billion budget relies on other risky revenue assumptions, analysts say. The governor’s budget assumes increases in property tax revenue and higher income from a rebounding housing market in the second half of 2007. It bets that the Legislature will immediately approve gambling compacts that it refused to pass last year, bringing more than $500 million in projected revenue to the state.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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Northeast B.C. leading way in clean energy jobs

first_img“Pembina The highest concentration of clean-energy jobs is in north-eastern BC, where the map shows 2,300 of the 14,000 jobs are located. That breaks down, according to the map, to 33 out of every 1,000 jobs per capita are in the northeast. The renewable energy jobs in our region are found in both wind power and hydro-electric projects.The energy produced by the four wind projects totals 573.2 mega watts of power, nearly as much as the Peace Canyon Dam’s 694 MW of power.Aaron Ekman, Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour said in a release that “clean energy is a real success story, employing thousands of British Columbians in communities across the province. The future economic health of our province depends on a strategy that will help put more dots on this map.”- Advertisement -In spite of the numerous benefits offered by the clean energy economy, this sector is often overlooked as an economic driver, in relation to fossil fuel industries in the province.  Renewable energy is only part of the overall clean energy economy picture. It is a collection of all economic sectors that are directly responsible for supplying technologies, products and services that have measurable benefits in terms of the ability to reduce carbon pollution and improve energy efficiency.“As the world’s economies look to rapidly reduce carbon pollution, we want to make sure BC is well positioned to remain competitive. Policies that support the development of our clean energy economy will help to future-proof BC, and enable us to thrive in a low-carbon world,” said Penelope Comette, Program Director, Clean Energy Economy at the Pembina Institute.The first phase of the map looks at renewable electricity. The next phases will look at BC’s entire clean energy economy, including jobs associated with energy efficiency, green buildings and clean transportation technologies and services.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ronaldo scores hat-trick against Spain as World Cup lifts off

first_imgElsewhere on day two of the tournament in Russia, Egypt left out Mohamed Salah and suffered a gut-wrenching 1-0 defeat in the final minutes to Uruguay, while Iran snatched a last-gasp win against Morocco courtesy of an own goal.The Group B clash between Ronaldo’s European champions and 2010 World Cup winners Spain in Sochi was a red-letter day on the competition’s calendar and it did not disappoint.It was given added spice after the Spanish federation sacked Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament after Real Madrid announced he would be taking over at the Bernabeu following the tournament.Spain forward Diego Costa scored two goals against Portugal in Sochi © AFP / Nelson AlmeidaFormer Real stalwart Fernando Hierro has been thrown into the deep end as head coach, with little coaching experience and huge pressure on his shoulders.Hierro watched from the sidelines as his team edged ahead 3-2 in the second half after twice battling back from behind in the match in the Black Sea resort city.Ronaldo opened the scoring in the fourth minute from a penalty that he himself won and struck again on the cusp of half-time when Spain goalkeeper David de Gea failed to make a routine save.Both times Atletico Madrid’s Costa equalised and Spain took the lead through Nacho in the 58th minute, who struck the ball sweetly past Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio.Spain appeared to be in control in the closing stages but when Ronaldo was awarded a free kick on the edge of the area the stadium held its breath. The Real Madrid man took his time lining up the shot before delivering emphatically, curling the ball past the despairing dive of De Gea.– Salah not risked –In the first match of the day Urugyuan defender Jose Gimenez headed in an 89th-minute match winner as the South Americans defeated an Egyptian side sorely missing star player Salah in Yekaterinburg.Uruguay’s last-gasp victory leaves them and Russia in early control in Group A after the hosts thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament opener on Thursday.Jose Gimenez headed in Uruguay’s late winner against Egypt © AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULATSalah, who has been receiving intensive treatment on a shoulder he injured in the Champions League final, played no part in the match despite Egypt coach Hector Cuper saying beforehand that the Liverpool striker would be involved.After the defeat, Cuper said: “He did not play today because we wanted to avoid risk or danger, but I think that he will be fine for the next match.”FIFA said they were investigating why there were large sections of empty seats at the Yekaterinburg Arena. The attendance was 27,015 despite FIFA saying most of the tickets had been sold for the match at the 33,061-capacity stadium.In the other Group B match on Friday, Iran’s players stormed the pitch at full-time as if they had won the World Cup rather than just their opening match after an own goal from Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz gifted them a dramatic 1-0 victory in Saint Petersburg.Iran coach Carlos Queiroz, once of Real Madrid and Manchester United, insisted the chaos that has engulfed Spain this week offered little assistance to his team, but this victory certainly cranks the pressure up a notch.“Superman is only in the cartoons,” Queiroz said. “Nobody is superman. What can happen once in a while is when a group of people are united, can create super stories and super things.” Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson warned Lionel Messi’s Argentina will underestimate his World Cup debutants at their peril in Saturday’s Group D opener. Hallgrimsson said the Icelanders, who famously dumped England out of Euro 2016 on their way to the quarter-finals, were primed for their first-ever match in football’s global showpiece.“We’ve shown that if we work together as one unit, like we’ve been doing, then anything is achievable and it won’t come as a shock,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his hat-trick for Portugal against Spain in Sochi © AFP / Adrian DENNISSochi, Russian Federation, Jun 15 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a magnificent hat-trick on Friday to rescue a point for Portugal against Spain in the dying minutes as the World Cup in Russia caught alight.Ronaldo’s 51st career hat-trick in the 3-3 draw cancelled out two goals from Diego Costa and a strike from Nacho just as Spain looked like putting their chaotic week behind them with a morale-boosting win.last_img read more

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‘Lukaku and Man United can achieve great things together’ – Roberto Di Matteo

first_imgRomelu Lukaku is a ‘perfect fit’ for Manchester United and can achieve great things at his new club, Roberto Di Matteo has told talkSPORT.Lukaku’s anticipated move from Everton to Old Trafford was confirmed on Monday, after the clubs agreed a £75million fee for the 24-year-old.The Belgian striker joins the Red Devils on the back of five high-scoring seasons in the Premier League with West Brom and Everton, and Di Matteo says he has earned his chance to challenge for silverware after proving he can make it at the top level.Di Matteo was assistant coach at Chelsea when Lukaku arrived from Belgian side Anderlecht in 2011, and coached him throughout his early days at Stamford Bridge.He made just ten league appearances in three years with the Blues, but a £28m move to Goodison Park saw him quickly develop into one of the most lethal finishers in England, before being reunited with Jose Mourinho at United this summer.Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the Italian said: “Lukaku has earned his move to a club that is aiming for titles and trophies – that has always been his aim.“He’s an extremely hard working and ambitious young man and I think it’s a really wonderful signing for Man United.“I absolutely think they can achieve great things together. Lukaku just fits perfectly there.“Jose Mourinho knows him quite well as well, and I think he will improve him further and make him a better player too.”Lukaku has scored 85 goals in five full seasons in the Premier League, becoming one of only five players in Premier League history to hit 50 goals before the age of 23.But Di Matteo insists he can get even better, telling talkSPORT: “Absolutely I think so [he can become a better player at Man United]. He works on his game every day and wants to improve. He was always asking me to do a bit more with him even after training had finished, so we did that. He has an incredible drive to succeed and have success and he’s at the right place now.“He’s at a great age and he’s at a great club with a fantastic manager, so it all just seems like it’s fitting all together there.“He’s a bit more of a complete player now than he was when he left Chelsea. He’s got a bit more to his game. He was a little bit young and raw and he’s obviously more experienced now.“He’s a great guy to have in the dressing room, he’s got great leadership skills and is very positive. He’s an absolutely great signing.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Roberto Di Matteo IN FULL abovelast_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: SHOCK AS CELTIC BEATEN AT MOTHERWELL

first_imgCELTIC LEGEND Chris Sutton will be in Ballybofey next weekend for events surrounding Celtic’s friendly with Finn Harps…but today his brother did enormous damage to the Hoops championships by scoring twice in Motherwell’s 2-0 win.The goals ended Celtic’s 17-match unbeaten run as Motherwell secured a deserved win over the Scottish Premier League leaders.Sutton pounced on a mistake from Charlie Mulgrew to slide the home side into the lead after just two minutes. Darren Randolph saved well from Celtic captain Scott Brown before the break.Shaun Hutchinson’s header struck the bar before Emilio Izaguirre was ruled to have tripped Keith Lasley and Sutton scored from the 49th-minute penalty.Suffering their first defeat since 10 November gave Celtic’s title rivals, Rangers, the chance to reduce the gap to five points – and they did, beating St Johnston 4-0 at Ibrox.Ending a run of five straight defeats by the visitors – and 11 games without a win over the Glasgow side – moves Motherwell five points clear of sixth-placed Inverness Caledonian Thistle. THE HOOPS REPORT: SHOCK AS CELTIC BEATEN AT MOTHERWELL was last modified: February 28th, 2011 by gregShare 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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HOLY SMOKE – LYIT BANS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ON CAMPUS

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology has banned electronic cigarettes.The LYIT campusA circular issued today reminded all students and staff on campus the smoking ban includes e-cigarettes or electronic cigarettes in non-designated areas.The reminder was issued by the college’s Health and Safety officer Laurence Dempsey.  HOLY SMOKE – LYIT BANS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ON CAMPUS was last modified: April 1st, 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:ELECTRONIC CIGARETTESLYITSMOKINGlast_img read more

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