Raiders put poor Eels to the sword

first_imgIn tough conditions, the Raiders showed superior game management to capitalise on the errors which plagued the performance of the visitors.Fullback Clint Gutherson completed a successful return from his ACL injury, but it proved little consolation as Parramatta’s losing streak stretched to six games.For the hosts, the victory was built off excellent scrambling defence and using the conditions to their advantage as a crowd of 12,328 celebrated back-to-back wins.Conditions took a turn for the worst after just six minutes when GIO Stadium was drenched in rain, forcing the sides into an arm-wrestle in the early exchanges.The Raiders upped the pressure early, after a bone-crunching Luke Bateman tackle on Bevan French forced him back into the in-goal.From the subsequent set, the Raiders worked the ball to the right allowing Jordan Rapana to dive over from close range on the short side to make the score 4-0.Another Eels penalty laid the platform for the Raiders to march downfield, with a Blake Austin dummy opening up a gaping hole in the visitor’s defence.Jarrod Croker added the extras and the Raiders took a handy 10-0 lead after 20 minutes.Parramatta’s task became harder when lock Tepai Moeroa came from the field over HIA concerns and failed to return.The Eels finally got their hands on the ball in red zone thanks to four penalties and two line-drop outs, but the home side bared its teeth in defence and kept Parramatta out.The desperate Eels threw plenty at the Raiders line just before the break, before a point-blank penalty from Mitchell Moses saw them open their account to make it 10-2 at half-time.The resumption of play also saw the rain return, as Parramatta’s penalty count for the game hit nine to gift Croker an easy shot at goal to make it 12-2.The Raiders looked certain to score after a clean line break by Siliva Havili saw the home crowd rise as one, before a bizarre passage of play which saw the ball travel backwards 20 metres, easing the pressure on the Eels.Off the back of yet another Parramatta turnover the Raiders again marched downfield before Josh Papalii barged his way over in his return to the NRL as the Raiders scored a vital try to stretch the lead to 16 points.Referee Matt Cecchin had seen enough after the Eels’ 10th penalty of the game with Daniel Alvaro sent to the sin-bin in the 55th minute.The Eels grimly defended their line despite being a man down, to keep their faint chances of victory alive as Alvaro returned to the field.Gutherson pulled off a stunning try-saving tackle when the Eels fullback wrapped up Dunamis Lui over the line but the chances for the away side were running out along with the time left.It was the Raiders’ turn to lose a man to the sin-bin after Bateman was sent, with Eels centre Kirisome Auva’a denied a try from the bunker in the 70th minute.last_img read more

Messi is still the king of LaLiga

first_imgIt is difficult not to be surprised with the level of regularity that Messi has acquired during his career. By now, he’s fighting for his eleventh league, that would put just one of the historic Gento brand. His individual numbers overwhelm him even more than his 34 titles as a Barça player. In the last eleven Leagues, Messi had made 388 goals, with an average of 35.27 per course. His injury in the first training session of the season, from which he relapsed before the debut at San Mamés, prevented him from playing five of the first seven games. Then Messi set the clock and, with his ups and downs, he is again the top scorer of the championship with 19 goals. Messi circulates towards his seventh Pichichi trophy. He would surpass Zarra, a legend who reached his sixth highest goalscorer trophy in 1947. Messi is therefore close to breaking a record that would have lasted 73 years and which he himself had equaled last year.The greatest thing of Messi, however, is not only in his goalscoring figures, which although they point to a slight decrease are still at a fantastic level. It is that he dominates the competition with an iron hand in almost all the important offensive statistics. In addition to being the top scorer, the six-time Ballon d’Or is the best assistant in LaLiga. He has given 12 goal passes for eight by Portu and seven by Roberto Torres. It also remains the most skillful. No one has dribbled more than him. Messi has “gambeteado” 118 times. He far wins Fekir and Orellana, who have 73 and 62 dribbles respectively. And it is also that more shoots at goal. He has shot 105 times, by Benzema 96 and Fekir 73. Messi wants to take advantage of the forced stoppage due to the coronavirus crisis to try to reach the physical level he was in in October and November. In those two months he scored nine goals in seven games, culminating in a goal at Wanda (a match played specifically on December 1) the day before receiving his sixth Ballon d’Or. Despite the bad vibes that Barça has transmitted, the Barça team will reach the last part of the championship, if it is resumed, with options of everything. And if there must be a favorite to take LaLiga, that must be the man who has governed it with an iron hand in the last decade and who won the Royal Society captain last Saturday. Wearing heart and bracelet. .last_img read more

El Rayo will apply an ERTE

first_imgLaLiga published this Friday an informative note in which it urged “the affiliated clubs to start some ERTE to reduce working hours due to force majeure, enabled by the Government as an exceptional mechanism to avoid and mitigate the negative impact that COVID-19 is having on the sector and thus guarantee its subsequent recovery. “ Rayo Vallecano will follow LaLiga guidelines and apply an ERTE, as confirmed by sources from the franjirrojo club to AS. However, this weekend the details of it will be studied and decided. So nothing more has come out about how it could affect players, the coaching staff and the other employees of the entity.The LaLiga Executive Committee stated that it was necessary “to adopt measures in view of the serious economic crisis that the coronavirus is causing in the Spanish football industry. “In addition, said body wanted to influence that this sector represents 1.37% of GDP and employs about 185,000 people. At the moment, Las Palmas, Zaragoza, Racing and Ponferradina have already taken ERTE in Second.last_img read more

Up close and in your face with movies

first_imgThese days, 3-D films are more than just a gimmick. For theaters owners and studios, the technology could be a lifesaver, luring people back to multiplexes for an experience that cannot be matched by sophisticated home theater systems or stolen by pirates with hidden camcorders. The theater industry is also battling competition from video games and other alternative entertainment along with Internet downloads that will soon deliver high-definition films directly to homes. Film exhibition companies looking to protect their business believe 3-D will boost revenue. Some industry executives think theaters can add as much as 50 percent to the cost of a ticket for a 3-D feature. “If we can sell 10 percent to 15 percent of our tickets annually at a higher price point, that’s a real mover of the needle,” Mike Campbell, chief executive of Regal Entertainment Group, the nation’s largest theater chain, said at the investors’ conference. About 700 theaters across the country are now outfitted with 3-D technology, with thousands of others moving to spend the $17,000 needed to install the equipment. Moviemakers, meanwhile, estimate that making a movie in 3-D can add as much as $15 million to the cost. Today’s 3-D technology is far more advanced than that used in the 1950s, the heyday of gimmicky 3-D films. Previous 3-D systems projected two images on the movie screen, one for each eye. That required the use of red and blue lenses or even glasses with mechanized shutters that opened and closed quickly to separate the images. With newer systems, moviegoers still need to don special glasses but not the cheap cardboard variety with blue and red lenses. Instead, special polarized lenses will separate the stereo images projected on specially coated screens. RealD, a Beverly Hills company, is the leader in modern 3-D with systems that will be operating on about 1,000 screens by the end of the year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By the end of the decade, Darth Vader could be rattling sabers with his enemies above the heads of moviegoers, and Buzz Lightyear could be flying off the screen on his way to infinity and beyond. A growing number of blockbuster, live-action films and animated movies are expected to be offered in 3-D in the next few years, as thousands of theaters around the country are outfitted with the special projectors and screens needed to show the films. Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of DreamWorks Animation SKG, is so gung-ho about 3-D that he has said his studio might start exclusively releasing movies in the format as early as 2009 with its “Monsters vs. Aliens” movie. “For Memorial Day weekend 2009, I would like to see 3,800 locations and 6,000 screens that we can put our movie on. And if they are there, then we will be exclusive in 3-D,” Katzenberg said at a recent investors’ conference. So far, moviegoers have reacted positively to the few 3-D films that have been released in recent years. “Meet the Robinsons” from The Walt Disney Co. debuted March 30, earning $25.1 million in its opening weekend. More than a quarter of that revenue came from the 581 screens across the country that showed the film in 3-D, the company said. Those moviegoers were even willing to pay a few extra bucks to don special glasses and watch characters leave the screen. A number of high-profile filmmakers have 3-D projects in the works, including Peter Jackson, Robert Zemeckis and James Cameron. Walt Disney Co. has released 3-D versions of three animated films and recently signed a deal with Zemeckis to produce more. The studio is also rumored to be making the sequel “Toy Story 3” in 3-D, a report the studio declined to confirm. last_img read more

Pele spokesperson denies hospital reports

first_imgBut his spokesperson branded those reports as “fake news”.Pele made his first public appearance since December’s World Cup draw with a zimmer frame in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.“He said he’s not going because it’s going to be very tiring, very stressful,” said Pepito Fornos.“He had this trip to England, but the trip to Rio was very tiring and so to face another trip, with transits at several airports, wasn’t possible.”Pele — the only player to win three World Cups — has struggled with ill health and was unable to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Games.Pele “has undergone a series of tests which appear to point to severe exhaustion”, said the FWA earlier on Friday.“He is on fluids while doctors monitor his recovery. Thankfully there is no suggestion of anything more serious.”Pele helped inspire Brazil to World Cup victories in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during his 21-year career, including a Brazilian record 77 goals in 92 international appearances.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pele pictured during the opening event of the 2018 Carioca Football Championship at Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro on January 15, 2018 © AFP/File / Mauro PIMENTELRio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan 19 – Pele’s spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was resting at home.The Brazilian cancelled a trip to London this weekend for a dinner in his honour with the English Football Writers’ Association (FWA), with the FWA saying he had collapsed from exhaustion and been taken to hospital.last_img read more

Premier League injury table: Who have the most players out?

first_img 5 4= Manchester United – Six players out injured – Click the right arrow above to see who have the most absentees… – Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Nick Powell. 5 5 2. Newcastle United – 10 players out injured – Vurnon Anita, Papiss Cisse, Mike Williamson, Massadio Haidara, Rolando Aarons, Tim Krul, Gabriel Obertan, Steven Taylor, Emmanuel Riviere and Curtis Good. 3. Arsenal – Seven players out injured – Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla. 5 5 4= Aston Villa – Six players out injured – Jordan Amavi, Gary Gardner, Carlos Sanchez, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Adama Traore and Alan Hutton. Liverpool may have beaten Stoke City in their League Cup semi-final first leg clash at the Britannia Stadium, but at what cost?The 1-0 victory, thanks to Jordon Ibe’s first-half effort, may have seen the Reds stick one foot into the final but it also saw them lose an astonishing three players to injury.First Philippe Coutinho’s night was curtailed with just 18 minutes on the clock as he suffered a hamstring problem, while 16 minutes later Dejan Lovren was forced from the field for the same reason after sliding into a challenge.Then, just when manager Jurgen Klopp though they’d come through without another problem, Kolo Toure had to struggle through the final minutes with a knock.So, with Liverpool’s injury list added to, just which Premier League team has the most crocked players? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see who has the most players out injured… 1. Liverpool – 11 players out injured – Dejan Lovren, Philippe Coutinho, Mamadou Sakho, Jordan Henderson, Divock Origi, Martin Skrtel, Jordan Rossiter, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez and Jon Flanagan.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL ETB are now accepting applications for both Year 1 and 2 Accounting Technicians Courses which will commence in September.Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work in all levels of finance.They are involved in the day to day practical work of accountancy and play a key operational role in producing reliable financial information. There is strong employer demand for accounts technician both locally and nationally,The accounts technician qualification is level 6 on the national framework of qualifications and the course is academically demanding.A qualified accounts technician will also receive exemptions should he/she decide to undertake further professional accountancy exams.Interviews for course places will take place in late August. “You are invited to information sessions on accounting technician courses which will be held on Thursday 23rd April and Thursday 30th April at 2PM in Donegal ETB training centre in Ballyraine Letterkenny”.Please see below fact sheet which has relevant contact details.For accounts technician prospectus please click on link below. Year 1 subjects are Financial Accounting, Taxation, Management and Law and Ethics. Year 2 subjects are Advanced Financial Accounting, Advanced Taxation, Management Accounting and Integrated Accounting Systems.Mature applicants over 21 can apply to enter Year 1 on the basis of age and experience rather than educational background. School leavers should have a leaving cert with pass grades in English and Maths/Accountancy.A trainee who recently completed the Year 1 course in Letterkenny found the course “both challenging and interesting”.For qualified accounts technicians, there are strong employment opportunities both nationally and locally. For year 1 course interviews will be held in late August.Please see for further information.Please contact your local Intreo office to register your interest for either of the above courses.​Please contact  Course Recruitment on 0749120542 for further information.​DONEGAL ETB LAUNCH ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS COURSES WHICH START IN SEPTEMBER was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDonegal ETBFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgBUSINESS: Diver’s Hyundai Garage are hosting an Open Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and a large crowd is expected to descend on the popular car retailer as car sales of Hyundai continue to rocket. Terence Diver, ownwer of Diver’s Hyundai, told Donegal Daly, “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to Hyundai’s National Open Weekend this Saturday and Sunday at our premises on Canal Road, Letterkenny, when we launch the 162 Reg. “It’s exciting times to say the least here in Hyundai in Letterkenny and nationwide.” The brand has just gone from strength to strength and we are confident this trend will continue into the future.“We have carried out major renovation works to our premises in recent times and are about to embark on the next phase in the coming months.“I would also like to thank you for playing your part in making the all new Hyundai Tucson the No.1 Best Selling car in Donegal and Ireland. “Since its launch it has just taken the country by storm so suffice to say ‘’Change is Good’’. Today Saturday and tomorrow Sunday our sales team are looking forward to meeting you and answering any queries you may have in relation to purchasing a car.”162 DL 4 U: It’s back, yes, Hyundai’s Trade and Upgrade is back and it’s available for the month of June at our premises.By trading in your current car you can avail of 5 years ‘FREE SERVICING’’ or up to €4,000 scrappage bonus on your existing vehicle. This weekend come along and view our range and talk to our team.Affordable Finance Packages:At Divers we have affordable Finance Packages to suit everyone including PCP (Personal Contract Plan) the new way of financing your car. This plan ensures that customers have trouble free motoring and peace of mind for the duration of the plan at an affordable cost. Looking Good: Terence added, “Thank you for your feedback on the renovations that we have carried out in recent months at our premises to make your experience at Divers Hyundai more comfortable and enjoyable.Call in this weekend and see for yourself why more and more people are choosing Hyundai…..’’Change is Good’’….’’Believe everything you hear’.”‘TRADE AND UPGRADE’ AT DIVER’S HYUNDAI THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDiver’s HyundaiFeaturesgaragenewsOpen weekendlast_img read more


first_imgA unique experiment which saw a short Donegal film pitted against another film from Derry has ended in victory for the Donegal film-maker!The experiment saw Brighter Days – a film by Letterkenny-based man Daniel McGarrigle – go head-to-head with Derry film Pride In Our City.The aim of the challenge was to promote both films using social media to see who got the most number of views. featured six minute film Brighter Days with just two days left of the experiment and we received a tremendous feedback from our loyal readersIn the end Brighter Days won after receiving 3,409 compared to 3,290 views for the Derry film.Brighter Days, which featured film-maker Daniel’s grandfather Colm Melly speak about his life and times in The Rosses and in England, proved a huge hit with our viewers.Ends BRIGHTER DAYS INDEED AS DONEGAL FILM WINS UNIQUE CHALLENGE was last modified: November 27th, 2011 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:Brighter DaysDANNY MCGARRIGLElast_img read more


first_imgDonegal GAA fan Ali McGee certainly has a big heart!The Ballyshannon woman was admitted to Dublin’s Mater Hospital to have a serious coronary operation just an hour before last Sunday’s big game.But instead of being surrounded by her family, she insisted that they all go to Croke Park to watch the All-Ireland final. The mum of four was checked into the hospital at 2pm on Sunday afternoon – just an hour and a half before the throw-in to the big game.Her family searched the floor of the hospital but couldn’t find another Donegal person so Ali could watch the game with some company.Instead Ali hung up her colours while husband Denis, who is originally from Falcarragh, three sons Martin, Denis, Shane and daughter Maria nipped around to Croke Park.The family returned to join mum Ali for a well-deserved hug and celebration. Son Shane said last night that Ali is back home in Ballyshannon and recovering well after her operation.He told us: “She was waiting for a heart procedure for some time and eventually was given an appointment to check in at 2 pm on Sunday!“All the family checked her in and left to attend the game returning afterwards. She is at home now recovering and is a very happy Donegal women.” OUR HEART GOES OUT TO ALI AFTER SHE MISSES ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 27th, 2012 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:Ali McGeeALL-IRELAND FINALBallyshannonheart surgerylast_img read more