Ireland beats New Zealand at rugby for first time in 111 years

first_imgNew Zealand rallied from 30-8 down after 47 minutes to close within four points at 33-29 when center Robbie Henshaw broke their line for Ireland’s fifth and match-winning try in the 76th minute.Three years ago in Dublin, the All Blacks broke Irish hearts when they rallied from 19-0 down – the biggest comeback in their history – to deny Ireland an historic win with an injury-time try and conversion.They seemed on the verge of repeating that at Soldier Field, where they closed within four points with 16 minutes remaining, but Ireland remained resolute to write their names into rugby history.In doing so, they also ended the All Blacks’ record run of 18 straight test wins, and set up a potentially thrilling rematch in Dublin in two weeks.Ireland played with remarkable skill and passion to stun the All Blacks with three first-half tries which gave them a 25-8 lead at halftime. Their fourth try to winger Simon Zebo made the lead 30-8, and the first time Ireland had notched 30 against New Zealand.With little more than half an hour remaining, an historic Irish victory seemed assured.But the All Blacks, who had barely been able to get their hands on the ball, mounted a determined comeback when they ensured more secure possession.With tries to replacement scrumhalf TJ Perenara, fullback Ben Smith and debutant lock Scott Barrett, they sawed into Ireland’s lead and moved within a try’s breadth of another great comeback victory.It seemed at that point the Irish were spent. Their robust defense was cracking, and New Zealand gained the momentum it needed to uphold an unbeaten run stretching back to 1905.But with a piece of brilliance, the Irish broke out of their own half and, kicking ahead, forced an error from All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea, who was caught behind his own tryline. From the ensuing five-meter scrum, No. 8 Jamie Heaslip detached, and passed to Henshaw, who ran straight and hard past three defenders to score.Ireland fans who overwhelmingly outnumbered New Zealanders among the 64,000-strong crowd began a delirious celebration. In the hometown of the Chicago Cubs, who ended their 108-year losing streak by winning baseball’s World Series this week, they went one better and stopped a 111-year run of outs.And they left New Zealand with no excuses. They outmuscled and generally outplayed the world champion All Blacks. New Zealand’s discipline was fractured, and through handling errors and tactical mistakes they failed to keep Ireland under any kind of pressure.Their rally, when it came, was determined, but it was too late, and it was again errors near the end, especially a pass from flanker Liam Squire which failed to find winger Julian Savea, which stalled their revival.“It was a bridge too far,” All Blacks captain Kieran Read said. “It was the first half start from us that really let us down. You can’t give a quality side like Ireland the lead we gave them tonight.”New Zealand scored the first try when center George Moala pounced on a ball knocked back over the Ireland tryline.But a try to flanker Jordi Murphy from a superbly mounted rolling maul in the 10th minute gave Ireland back the lead, and they didn’t concede it for the remainder of the match. Murphy and fellow back-rower CJ Stander, who scored in the 17th, took advantage of a 10-minute spell when New Zealand was reduced to 14 men by the sin-binning of prop Joe Moody.Murphy was forced from the field with a serious injury in the 26th, forcing a delay in play which made the match one of the longest in rugby union history. New Zealand also lost center Ryan Crotty in the same passage of play to what seemed a serious hamstring injury.Ireland put the All Blacks under almost intolerable pressure when scrumhalf Conor Murray, one of its best players, broke the fringe defense to score a superb solo try before halftime.Zebo exposed the All Blacks’ defense on the blindside in the 49th, and gave Ireland a lead which seemed insurmountable.But the lead began to creak under New Zealand pressure, as first Perenara then Smith scored. When Barrett, brother of flyhalf Beauden, scored in the 64th, a stunning turnaround seemed possible, even likely.But Ireland resisted and, continuing to play with enterprise, fashioned Henshaw’s try and immortality.last_img read more

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Tony Parker enters Lyon

first_imgThus, it seems that Lyon and Asvel will be grouped under the same entity, keeping Parker an important role in decisions. In fact, Classrooms spoke of his figure as much more than a basketball manager: “Tony has integrated, with us, capital in Seattle (Reign, a women’s soccer team). In our association, there is also a large part of international development in China and the United States, which will be done by Parker. He becomes more than an ambassador of the OL brand, he is a true partner“.Once exposed the conditions of the new agreement, Classrooms was asked about the possibility that Parker I ended up being the maximum president. “Surely you have the profile. But to be president of a group like OL, with more than € 300M billing, all major shareholders must call it. It’s not like appointing a CEO. There is an economic dimension there, “he explained without ever discarding the former French basketball player for the job. Tony Parker continues to take steps in the business world associated with sports. The legendary former French basketball player is president and owner of Asvel and, now, will be on the board of directors of OL Group, the company that controls Olympique de Lyon. Thus, it is not content to lead the project of a sports entity with which it became a legend, but also aspires to, in the future, also ‘govern’ a football club or, at least, be responsible for brand expansion. Jean-Michel Classrooms, current president of Lyon, confirmed what the agreement between Parker and his club is like: “We make sure to leave room for the next few months on the board of directors of the OL Group. We made this decision at the meeting this Tuesday. First, There is a partnership with Tony Parker on the side of basketball. Afterwards, a convergence of visions of what two high-level clubs should be in terms of organization, preparation and capital investment. “last_img read more

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Leicester celebrations delayed in 1-1 draw at ‘theatre of dreams’

first_imgMANCHESTER (AP): Leicester missed its first opportunity to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United yesterday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship in English football in a generation. Second-place Tottenham, which are eight points behind Leicester, must beat Chelsea away today to keep alive the title race. Leicester fought back at Old Trafford after going behind to Anthony Martial’s eighth-minute goal, with captain Wes Morgan heading in a free kick to equalise in the 17th. Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater was sent off in the 86th for a second yellow card. A win would have sealed the title for Leicester, a modest team from central England that narrowly escaped relegation last season and entered bankruptcy protection only seven years ago while in the third tier. Leicester’s remaining games are against Everton at home next weekend and Chelsea away on the final day of the season, but it might not go that far. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri was flying to his native Italy later Sunday to visit his 96-year-old mother. He will return today, during the Chelsea-Spurs match. United’s failure to win kept the team fifth and dented its ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League. But this game was all about Leicester, and whether Ranieri’s team a 5,000-1 long-shot for the title with British bookmakers before the season could achieve the seemingly impossible feat that would rank among the biggest underdog stories in sports.last_img read more

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Nimba Utd, BYC II Crowned Champions

first_imgNimba United was crowned “Football Champions” on Sunday when she defeated LISCR FC on penalties to win the 2014/2015 Championship after 120 minutes of action produced no goals.Nimba United, formerly Adorence FC – won the top league title for the first time in five years as they edged LISCR FC 3-2 on lottery shot following a goalless draw after extra time in the finals at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.When the match tied 1-1, Nimba United’s goalkeeper Emmanuel Deanneh blocked a penalty attempt which psychologically scared LISCR players as they kicked two kicks away – causing their defeat.It took a total of nine kicks to settle the outcome on Sunday after Nimba United had missed their first two attempts.Victory for Nimba United also handed Coach Kollie Corvy, alias Coach Mission-the distinction of lifting his first championship title, unlike LISCR Coach Cooper Sarnor, who has never lifted the “Cup” at either at the County Meet or the national football league.LISCR played excellently but failed to display their winning tactics as Nimba United controlled most of the match. The Mountaineers’ skipper Titus Cooper was the star of the game, delivering a fine performance that had fans chanting his name throughout the 90 minutes.Referee Jerry Yekeh disallowed a goal from Nimba United in the 26th minute after claiming that striker Adetu fouled a LISCR defender before shooting the ball into the back of the net. The “Mountaineers” – as Nimba United is known – continued their dominance in the match. However, their lack of capitalization on goal chances saw them head into penalty kicks before becoming victorious.Nimba United’s triumph earned them the amount of L$1.2 million (US$13,636) as the cash price. They will represent Liberia in the 2016 Confederation of African Football Champions League.Fans of the un-favor champions described the “win” against LISCR FC as sweet victory, having struggled narrowly to top Group A with 19 points, putting Watanga FC behind with 18 points.Flattened LISCR FC was the favorite team; having topped Group B with 25 points.Sunday’s 4-3-3 plot was not only workable for Nimba United which caused the team satisfaction at the end of the encounter.Their scheme lineup included goalie Emmanuel Deanneh; defenders Edward Dean, Anthony Buogbor, Joseph Dennis and Kermue Kamara. Others were Wilton Ninneh, Sunnyboy Dolo and Barbue Kollie, Adetu Evanononye, Titus Cooper and Patrick Sengbeh.Earlier, in the first game, Mighty Dragons clinched the 2nd division champions on a 3-2 aggregate against ELWA United, in spite of their 2-1 defeat. In the first leg, Mighty Dragons whipped ELWA United 2-0.On Saturday, Barrolle escaped relegation with a 2-0 win over Joy Conquerors and BYC II was crowned champions of the Knockout (LFA Cup) after pinning Club Breweries, 2-1 in a lottery shot, after a goalless match.This is the second time for BYC II to win the knockout title. In the 2012/2013 league, the Blue Boys whipped Watanga FC 2-1 to clinch the title.In the 2013/2014 league season, BYC II grabbed the 2nd division championship.Already, Aries FC, Jubilee and Club Monrovia Breweries have been sent down (relegated) to the 2nd division; while Nimba FC, Sesay FC and Joy Conquerors have been sent back to the 3rd division.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Arrival Day celebrates contribution of all races – Granger

first_img…as Indian Arrival Day Monument commissionedArrival Day was commemorated on Sunday with the unveiling of the long awaited $160 million Palmyra Monument in a ceremony wherein President David Granger saluted not only the arrival of East Indian migrants, but the arrival of all races to Guyana.Dancers from Berbice Delight perform a traditional Indian dance at the commissioning of the $160 million Palmyra MonumentAt that commissioning ceremony, attended by Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, HE Venkatachalam Mahalingam, Granger hailed the diversity of Berbice, and the contributions of all races to the development of Guyana.“Arrival Day celebrates the contributions of all of our peoples – Amerindians, Africans, Asians and Europeans. Our nation was established on the foundation of their sacrifices and achievements,” he declared.“Arrival Day recognises the nation’s diversity. It signifies the creation of a conglomeration of cultures. The nation is multicultural, and always will be; and each culture enriches national integration despite differences in origin,” he continued.According to the President, Arrival Day is a national holiday that happens to coincide with the observance of Indian Arrival Day. He noted that the East Berbice-Corentyne Region is a melting pot of different ethnicities; like “Africans, Amerindians and East Indian communities”, as well as persons of “Chinese and European descent.”“Almost 240,000 indentured immigrants arrived in British Guiana in the ensuing eight decades until the system was abolished in 1917. More than seven out of every ten of these immigrants opted to stay and make this country their home,” he said.“The abolition of Indian indentured immigration intensified migrants’ efforts to integrate more fully into our multi-ethnic society. Indians already shared a common space with other ethnic groups, with whom they had sought and enjoyed respectful relations,” the President explained.He noted that the contributions of the Indians to Guyana’s economy are unquestionable; and pointed out that Indians, who began arriving even before the abolition of African enslavement in 1838, eventually became the main source of labour in the sugar and rice industries.“They have helped to sustain these pillars of our economy for more than 180 years. Indian resourcefulness contributed also to the diversification of the rural economy through the development of cattle rearing, cash crop and coconut cultivation, paddy growing, rice milling and fishing,” he explained.He noted that village economies and settlements, and skills the Indians brought from India — as bakers, boatmen, charcoal burners, chemists, fishermen, goldsmiths, hucksters, milk and sweetmeat vendors, shopkeepers and tailors — helped to reshape the Guyanese rural economic and social landscape.Indians, he added, became a considerable commercial and landowning class after they quit the plantations.“Some, through thrift and industry, became part of a thriving business elite,” he declared.Granger also hailed the contributions of specific East Indians, including academics Clem Seecharan and Dr Rupert Roopnaraine; attorneys Edward Alfred Luckhoo and Stanley Hardyal; business persons Sattaur Gafoor and Lyla Kissoon; diplomats Sir Shridath Ramphal and Sir Lionel Luckhoo; and doctors Balwant Singh and Deborah Persaud.“…trade unionists Ayube Edun and Joseph Latchmansingh; public servants Eshwar Persaud and Lloyd Searwar; religious leaders Reepu Daman Persaud, Faizal Ferouz and Benedict Singh; cultural champions Rajkumarie Singh and Lakshmi Kallicharran; and sportsmen Rohan Kanhai and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, all of whom are excellent examples of Guyanese of Indian descent who attained eminence in professional and public life,” he stated.“We must preserve this precious multicultural heritage by working together to secure a common future, where all are recognised and respected and where everyone could enjoy this country’s bounty. Arrival Day and Indian Arrival Day both commit us to continue to work together for the good life for all. Happy Arrival Day, and may God bless you all,” he said as he concluded his remarks.The $160 million Palmyra Monument is composed of six 12-foot-tall bronze statues depicting a child, two women and three men as they perform their daily tasks.The monument itself has a rocky history. In April 2018, months before the sculptures were installed, the base which was constructed to support the six statues collapsed, costing much fallout between the contractors and designers after the design by the previous administration was modified by the Government.The monument has been funded by the Government of India.last_img read more

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Province launches online database of environmental rule breakers

first_imgThe public can also help by reporting environmental violations and human-wildlife conflicts to the 24-hour Conservation Officer Service call centre at 1 877 952-7277. Users can search by names, dates or types of infractions dating back to 2006 when the Ministry of Environment began public reporting of violations.  – Advertisement – The free database includes a wide variety of compliance and enforcement actions taken by ministry staff and enforcement officers. It includes orders, administrative sanctions, tickets and court convictions covering hunting and fishing, open burning, mud bogging, dam safety, and pesticide and pollution violations.  Use the new search tool and find the most recent quarterly Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Summary at:  www.env.gov.bc.ca/main/compliance-reportinglast_img read more

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Garey boys surge in second half

first_img DIVISION VI Ontario Christian 2, Linfield Christian 0 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Garey boys soccer team advanced to the Division II first round for the second year in a row with a 2-1 victory over Riverside Poly in wild-card playoff action Wednesday. The Vikings (10-9-5) got second-half goals from seniors Omar Andrade and Orlando Murillo to erase an 1-0 halftime deficit to the Bears (15-5-8). Goalkeeper James Baragan took it from there, making three clutch saves in the final five minutes for the win. center_img Senior Kevin DeGroot scored and assisted a goal as the Knights (13-8-2) defeated the Lions (8-10-2) to advance to the first round to play at Avalon Saturday. GIRLS Yucaipa 6, Moreno Valley 1 Sophomore defender Hailey Lopez scored two goals, both from direct kicks about 45 yards out, as the Thunderbirds (20-3-5) defeated the Vikings (8-10-2) to advance to the first round to play at No. 1 seed Temecula Valley. Erica Bell scored a goal and added an assist in the win for Yucaipa, which will play on Friday. last_img read more

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Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain earns Gunners Wembley win

first_imgAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the only goal as Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley – Arsene Wenger’s first victory over Jose Mourinho in 14 attempts.The England international netted the winner with a powerful left-footed drive into the top corner midway through the first half.Ramires had the Blues’ best effort in the opening 45 minutes when he headed wide unmarked from Loic Remy’s cross.Arsenal debutant and former Chelsea stopper Petr Cech was called into action after the break to palm Oscar’s free-kick away.The Gunners went close late on through Santi Cazorla and Kieran Gibbs, but Oxlade-Chamberlain’s strike was enough to seal Arsenal’s second successive Community Shield triumph.England midfielder Jack Wilshere missed out for Arsenal, presumably as a precaution against injury, while Radamel Falcao started on the bench for Chelsea.The league champions were lively early on but Theo Walcott had the first chance of the game, flicking Mesut Ozil’s free-kick into the arms of Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on 22 minutes.Two minutes later Oxlade-Chamberlain fired the Gunners ahead. Running on to Walcott’s pass down the right, the midfielder drove into the penalty area before cutting inside Cesar Azpilicueta and drilling a left-foot shot into the far corner – Arsenal’s first goal against Chelsea since January 2013.Ramires should have levelled for the Blues before the break, but the Brazil international somehow headed over Remy’s cross when arriving at pace in the six-yard box.Mourinho made a change for the second half when Remy was replaced by Falcao and soon afterwards sent Oscar on for Ramires.On the hour, Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard broke into the right side of the penalty area, however last season’s Footballer of the Year blasted the ball high over Cech’s goal.Cech then produced a fine save to keep out a curling 20-yard free-kick from Oscar in the 68th minute.Arsenal almost made it 2-0 in the closing stages when Cazorla’s shot was saved by Courtois, and Aaron Ramsey’s follow-up was deflected wide.But the Gunners closed out a morale-boosting win, with Gibbs denied in stoppage time by another good block from the Chelsea keeper. Arsenal celebrating Community Shield success 1last_img read more

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Ticketing will begin for red-light violators

first_imgBALDWIN PARK – It has been one month since red-light cameras were installed at the city’s most dangerous intersections, and more than 600 warning letters have been sent out, officials said. “Most of them have been given for Baldwin Park and Ramona boulevards,” said Officer Mitzuh Carrillo, of the Baldwin Park Police Department’s Traffic Bureau. “Basically, there are just a lot of people blatantly running red lights, and that’s what we’re trying to stop.” Seven cameras and violation sensors were installed May1 at five of the city’s highest-risk intersections. Drivers running red lights have been given warning notices since the beginning of the month, but beginning Thursday, citations carrying a fine of $351 will be issued. (626)962-8811, Ext.2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We did it this way to give people who live in Baldwin Park and people who drive through the city a grace period,” Carrillo said. “We wanted to let everyone know about the new enforcement program.” Red-light cameras were installed at the intersections of Baldwin Park and Ramona boulevards, Ramona and Francisquito Avenue, Francisquito and Puente Avenue, Merced and Puente avenues and Pacific and Puente avenues. “I think because people use our thoroughfares as a way to get around and avoid using the freeway, we see more speeding which causes accidents and pedestrian fatalities,” Councilwoman Marlen Garcia said. “Our whole purpose is to slow people down because over the past few years, we have seen an increase in pedestrian fatalities, and we think this program will help control that.” When a vehicle enters an intersection during the red-light phase, the camera will detect it and take multiple pictures of the license plate and driver. The citation will then be sent in the mail. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com last_img read more

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DONEGAL U-16 BOYS BEAT TYRONE IN BUNCRANA CUP FINAL

first_imgU-16 Winners: Pic by Breandan O Baoill for donegaldaily.comTHE stars of Donegal’s future showed the way forward by winning the Buncrana Cup.The U-16s took on Tyrone in the showpiece game this afternoon, and won by a comfortable 12 point margin.Donegal had led from the start and had gone in at half-time five points ahead. The final score was Donegal 3-06, Tyrone 0-03 with Gaoth Dobhair’s Michael Carroll rattling the next in the final minutes to complete the victory. Donegal had beaten Derry in the semi-final on a scoreline of 3-05 to 0-05. St Eunan’s players winners of buncrana cup 2013 Ciaran Maloney, Rory Carr, Darragh mc Walters, Conor Moore and Oran mc Ginley. Pic Orla McWalters  DONEGAL U-16 BOYS BEAT TYRONE IN BUNCRANA CUP FINAL was last modified: August 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL U-16 BOYS BEAT TYRONE IN BUNCRANA CUP FINALlast_img read more

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