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All Blacks crush Wallabies for Bledisloe Cup sweep

first_imgAll Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett scored 17 points as New Zealand completed a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep with a 37-20 win over Australia at the venue for the 2019 World Cup final on Saturday.Flanker Liam Squire and captain Kieran Read crossed before the break to put the All Blacks in a commanding position and they piled on the points in the closing stages when Australia were a man down.Australian replacement hooker Tolu Latu was sinbinned for striking his New Zealand counterpart Codie Taylor on 66 minutes and tries from outside backs Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane completed an emphatic victory.New Zealand won the first two tests between the Trans-Tasman Sea rivals in the RugbyChampionship in early August to be assured of retaining the Bledisloe Cup for the 16th straight year.The Wallabies, with plenty to prove, exploded out of the blocks in front of 46,143 fans in Yokohama and almost scored in the second minute only for fullback Dane Haylett-Petty’s effort to be ruled out by the TMO.After that, New Zealand took control, dominating possession and territory throughout the first half and opening the scoring on 11 minutes when Squire broke through Kurtley Beale’s tackle.Australia looked dangerous with ball in hand but were plagued by errors, turning the ball over six times in the first half to New Zealand’s one and, as usual, the world champions made them pay.After penalties apiece for Beale and Barrett, number eight Read peeled off the back of a scrum in the 36th minute and ran through Ned Hanigan’s tackle to extend New Zealand’s lead to 17-3.The Wallabies hit back just before halftime when winger Sefa Naivalu barrelled clean through Barrett to score in the corner on the last play of the half.Back in the game at 17-10, Michael Cheika’s team piled on the pressure early in the second half but they had to settle for an early penalty after lock Rob Simmons was held up under the posts.It was then that Barrett took control of the contest, slotting his second penalty before linking up with Ioane to score the try of the match on the hour mark – his sixth against the Wallabies this year.Already up against it, Australia’s hopes of getting back into the contest suffered a fatal blow when Latu was sin binned for a retaliatory swipe at Taylor.Further tries from Ben Smith and Ioane, his 11th of the year and 22nd in 21 tests, either side of Israel Folau’s consolation score for the Australians wrapped up another comprehensive win for Steve Hansen’s men.last_img read more

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Wasteful loss of lives

first_imgDear Editor,The list of persons dying in road accidents due to the parking of vehicles on both sides of the Corentyne Highway continues to escalate while persons in authority display the tendency to be deaf, dumb and blind to this avoidable carnage of our citizens.The Prime Minister’s representative in Berbice, Gobin Harbhajan, highlighted these ‘weapons of mass destruction’ at the end of last year and he lamented the fact that no Ministry was taking the responsibility of removing these vehicles, which include abandoned and derelict ones. These obstructions include tractors, trailers, draglines, water pumps, combines, grain carts, tanks and other types of agricultural machineries. This gets worse when large swathes of paddy – which actually take over more than half of the road – are being dried by the same farmers guilty of illegal parking. It was stated that pedestrians also faced a high-risk venture when they traverse these areas.A few days ago, another horrific accident at Number 59 Village on the Corentyne sent shockwaves through Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) when a car returning from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport slammed into a parked lorry on the side of the road. Regardless of what explanation is given, the fact is if the lorry was not parked there then the accident would not have been fatal. One life is lost, and another is fighting for her life.Moreover, when one looks at all the deadly accidents on the Corentyne Highway, a common trend can be discerned – all the vehicles slammed into these parked obstructions. In one of the gruesome accidents, which claimed the lives of five persons, the driver tried in vain to evade a pothole and slammed into an approaching lorry after he tried to avoid hitting the obstructions on the road sides. According to onlookers, if there were no parked obstructions then the driver would have evaded the approaching lorry.There is now an increasing number of grain carts parked on the roadsides. Each gran cart has the capacity for 80 bags of paddy and they have no lights or reflectors and I am sure they are not licensed. I am not against the rice farmers using technology, but they must follow the law and they need to be reminded they should not present a risk to other road users.As an NDC Councillor, I am requesting the Commissioner of Police to investigate and to instruct his officers to enforce the laws so that we can save some of the lives of our citizens.Yours sincerely,Raj Lakhramlast_img read more

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Neymar finally announces Barca switch

first_imgSantos had received offers for Neymar from both Barca and Real, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais, quoting the club’s vice-president. Barca confirmed the move on Sunday.“FC Barcelona and Santos FC have agreed to terms for Neymar da Silva Junior. The Brazilian forward will don the Blaugrana strip for the next five seasons,” said a statement on the club’s website.Despite his tender age, Neymar has been a first-team regular for Santos for the past four years, scoring 156 goals and providing 77 assists in 256 matches.In 2011, he guided them to their first Copa Libertadores triumph since when Pele represented the club in the 1960s, and he has already established himself at international level, scoring 20 times in 32 appearances with Brazil.“It’s a different moment for me, sad (bidding farewell) and happy (new challenges),” he wrote.Neymar plays his last game for Santos on Sunday against rivals Flamengo, at the opening of this year’s Brazilian football season.“I want the chance to enter the field one more time… and hear the fans cry out my name,” he wrote.The young star, who often sports a Mohawk haircut, is a native of Sao Paulo. Youths ask barbers for “a Neymar” when they go for a haircut, and young women scream and chase after him as if he were a rock star.Brazil lacks the megastars of yesteryear such as Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Robinho, and the country’s hopes for winning the World Cup in 2014 — to be held in Brazil — rest on the young prodigy’s shoulders.Time magazine described Neymar in February as “the future Pele,” while the US magazine Sports Pro chose him for the second year running as the sports personality with most worldwide marketing potential, ahead of Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.Off the football pitch, Neymar’s face is omnipresent: he’s constantly being interviewed on TV, appears in scores of ads and on websites, and his personal life is feverishly covered by the celebrity press.Fans are avid to find the latest news about Neymar and his young son, or the star’s latest girlfriend, in this case TV starlet Bruna Marquesina. Their courtship was announced at the latest Rio carnival.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000SAO PAULO, Brazil, May 26 – Brazil’s Neymar announced Saturday on his Instagram account that he is to join FC Barcelona, who have edged out their great Spanish rivals Real Madrid in a tussle for the young striker’s services.“On Monday, I sign a contract with Barcelona. I want to thank the Santos fans for nine incredible years,” wrote the 21-year-old.last_img read more

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EDEL TO SHAVE HER HEAD TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER PATIENT BUS

first_imgA CO Donegal woman is set to have all her hair shaved off tonight – to raise money for cancer victims.Edel Kirwan Roulston will get the barber’s treatment at Redicans Ard Ri bar.All money raised will go towards funding the Good and New Galway cancer bus which takes patients from Donegal to Galway for treatment. A good night’s craic is guaranteed with Brian Kerrigan providing the entertainment.There is also a prize raffle – with events beginning at 10pm.“A close friend and an uncle both died from cancer in the past six months so I’m doing this in their memory,” said Edel.EDEL TO SHAVE HER HEAD TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER PATIENT BUS was last modified: May 24th, 2013 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:EDEL TO SHAVE HER HEAD TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER PATIENT BUSlast_img read more

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LISTEN: Bob Bradley on Swansea challenge, his ‘love’ for club and transfer plans

first_imgSwansea boss Bob Bradley has told talkSPORT he is on the lookout for a defender, midfielder AND striker in the January transfer window.The Swans moved off the bottom of the Premier League table on Saturday with an impressive 3-0 victory over fellow strugglers Sunderland.But it was only their second win in eight matches under Bradley, who replaced Francesco Guidolin in October, and the American admits he is looking to make a number of mid-season signings in a bid to boost the club’s survival hopes.“I do believe there are some funds available,” he said, in an exclusive interview with Jim White on talkSPORT ahead of Wednesday night’s trip to West Brom.“As everyone knows, there is American ownership – Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan – and they are trying to show their vision and trying to show the supporters we can move this club in a positive way so we have had good discussions.“I think you can make a case that we can still use help in all parts of the field. Not a huge overhaul, but maybe we could add someone who gives us a little bit more in the defence, a midfielder with a slightly different package than what we have and an attacking player.“Let’s face it, every team could use an attacking player with some speed who can be a real threat and be a goalscorer and somebody who creates chances for others.”Former Swansea boss Guidolin claimed back in the summer he did not have the final say on transfers at the Liberty Stadium.But Bradley insists it is a collective effort within the club to identify new additions and he is happy to work that way.“I have been part of every discussion,” he said.“When you are a manager – this was true for me in Norway and France – the first transfer window is also a learning process. You try to get a good idea of how things work in the club.“David Leadbeater, the head of recruitment, has got his scouts, Huw Jenkins has always been part of the decision-making at Swansea, now there’s new ownership, I have my ideas, but I think so far we have put a lot of things on the table, people challenge each other in a good way and that is how hopefully we can make good decisions.”Swansea are sitting 18th in the table, one point clear of safety, ahead of the midweek clash with West Brom at the Hawthorns.Bradley admits swapping French second division side Le Havre for the Premier League is proving to be a mighty challenge – but it is one he is enjoying.“I really try in my career as a manager to look for challenges and make myself better and the opportunity to come to Swansea is special,” he said.“I love the club. In a couple of months as I have gotten to know the city and the players, the challenge on behalf of all these people is great but I am always up for challenges and the one thing that never changes on my end is coming in, being myself and trying to put everything I have into the work.”last_img read more

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Gunmen ask for victim by name, then shoot him to death

first_imgNORWALK A man was shot to death in Norwalk by a gunman who asked for him by name, authorities reported Tuesday. Thomas Hurtado, 50, of Norwalk was shot at a residence in the 11800 block of 164th Street, near Pioneer Boulevard. The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. Monday, said Los Angeles sheriff’s Deputy Oscar Butao. Family members told detectives that two men rang the doorbell and asked for Hurtado, who was in the garage, Butao said. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles The men were directed to the garage, where one of the men pulled out a gun and shot Hurtado several times in the chest, he said. The men hen fled westbound from the scene in a black vehicle, Butao said. Detectives are investigating the shooting as being possibly gang- related, Butao said. Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call sheriff’s homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.last_img read more

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Free Adobe XD Icon Sets Made By Legendary Designers

first_img Posted on 10th February 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Free Adobe XD Icon Sets Made By Legendary DesignersYou are here: (This is a sponsored article.) Our friends at Adobe unveiled a very special goodie at the Awwwards Conference in Berlin today. A goodie which is too good to miss: They asked three renowned designers to create exclusive free icon sets to use in Adobe XD. And, well, we are very happy to feature them here on Smashing Magazine, too.The icon kits were created by design legend Lance Wyman, award-winning design studio Anton & Irene, and the Swiss design group Büro Destruct. From our sponsors: Free Adobe XD Icon Sets Made By Legendary Designers HomeWeb DesignFree Adobe XD Icon Sets Made By Legendary Designers Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019last_img read more

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Moody’s Invests in a Scalable Infrastructure

first_imgDownload Now The credit ratings, research, and risk analysis provides by Moody’s Investors Service play a crucial role in helping investors navigate the quickly changing waters of financial markets. To improve the efficiency and scalability of the infrastructure used for mission-critical ratings and analysis applications, the IT group decided to migrate workloads from proprietary to Linux* environments running on Intel® Xeon® processors. By adopting Intel Xeon processors and open-source products, the company is achieving better performance, gaining more cost-effective scalability, and reducing costs.“There has been much greater innovation among x86 platform vendors and in the open-source community than among proprietary platform vendors,” explained Brian Clark, CTO of Moody’s. “It was clear that we could achieve better price/performance and scalability by moving to a Linux environment running on Intel Xeon processors.”For the whole story, download our new Moody’s business success story. You can find more business success stories like this one on Intel.com and iTunes.  And to keep up to date on the latest business success stories, be sure to follow ReferenceRoom on Twitter.*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.last_img read more

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Casiño uses familiarity to deliver the dagger vs former team

first_imgView comments ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Curry scores 44, Warriors hold off late rally by Clippers Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img MOST READ Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe PBA IMAGESJK Casiño  said  he had no hidden agenda when Go for Gold clashed with his old team Centro Escolar University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Thursday.“Every game, I always come in with a good mindset and motivation,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It helps that I know how the team and the players operate because I’ve played with them for almost five years,” he said after thoroughly outplaying the Scorpions’ backcourt combo of Orlan Wamar and Keanu Caballero.Casiño shrugged his stellar performance off as nothing but happenstance as he had his best showing to date in a Scratchers uniform.“It’s just coincidence that I played well against CEU, but it’s not like I feel extra motivated that I have to prove something to my former team,” he said.But Casiño hopes that it won’t be the last as Go for Gold seeks to  move up the standings, starting next Thursday against Batangas-EAC.“I hope I can have more good games like this,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 24-year-old guard spearheaded the rally and made the crucial shots in the final minute of regulation, first drilling the right corner three to knot the score at 82 with 50.3 seconds remaining, before scoring on a gutsy drive over Rod Ebondo with 5.1 ticks to spare to tie the duel anew at 84.Those heroics paved the way for the Scratchers’ huge 91-89 overtime upset of the Scorpions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCasiño finished with 15 points, four assists, and two rebounds before fouling out with 3:22 remaining in the extra period, but t his teammates picked up the slack for Go for Gold en route to its third victory in six outings.But the 5-foot-10 playmaker reiterated that he had no axe to grind on CEU, where he made a name for himself before being drafted in the fourth round of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.last_img read more

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