Cian Healy citing complaint set for Thursday

first_img Healy was handed a two-week suspension, but the Ireland international appealed the decision and was cleared to face Toulon in the return fixture – a game the French side won 20-16 on December 19. The decision that the complaint should be reheard by a different judicial officer from the original disciplinary hearing was made by an independent appeal committee on December 23. Jeremy Summers has been appointed as the independent judicial officer for the new hearing. Press Association Leinster prop Cian Healy will have his citing complaint for an incident against Toulon reheard in London on Thursday.center_img The 28-year-old is alleged to have struck Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado with his knee in the 26th minute of the European Champions Cup match at Stade Felix Mayol on December 13. The initial charge was not proven at a hearing on December 17, but was amended to “dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent without the ball, including shouldering”. last_img read more

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NBA wrap: Joel Embiid leads 76ers to comeback win over Celtics

first_imgJoel Embiid led his team to a win Wednesday.The 25-year-old center tallied a game-high 37 points and 22 rebounds to help the 76ers register a 118-115 comeback win over the Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gives Dwyane Wade special gifts before final matchup The 76ers trailed by as many as 15 points in the second quarter and headed into the locker room down 11. But, they rallied over the next 12 minutes and took the lead for good with less than a minute to play on an and-1 by Ben Simmons..@JoelEmbiid dominated with 37 points, 22 rebounds and 4 assists in the win over Boston! #HereTheyCome— * – Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 21, 2019Jimmy Butler added 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting for the 76ers while Tobias Harris chipped in 21. Related News Kyrie Irving finished with 36 points for Boston in the losing effort but connected on just three of his 13 3-point attempts.Philadelphia improved to 47-25 and sits at third in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, Boston is in fifth place with a 43-29 record.Studs of the nightDonovan Mitchell scored a game-high 30 points and added five assists in the Jazz’s 137-116 win over the Knicks.Rockets star James Harden poured in 57 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, but his team fell to the Grizzlies in overtime, 126-125.Russell Westbrook tallied 42 points and 11 rebounds against the Raptors. But, the Thunder fell in overtime, 123-114.Duds of the nightJulius Randle was 1-of-9 shooting and scored six points in the Pelicans’ 119-96 loss to the Magic. He was minus-25 for the game.Bucks forward D.J. Wilson came off the bench and missed eight of his nine shots against the Cavaliers. He was also a minus-25 in Milwaukee’s surprising 107-102 loss.center_img NBA free agency rumors: Suns to meet with guard Jimmer Fredette HighlightsDwyane Wade beats the buzzer against the Spurs.🚨D-WADE FROM BEYOND HALFCOURT!🚨#HeatCulture 100#GoSpursGo 95📱💻:— NBA (@NBA) March 21, 2019Chandler Parsons hits the one-legged 3-pointer.Chandler Parsons off one leg!#GrindCity 58 #Rockets 46📱💻:— NBA (@NBA) March 21, 2019What’s nextPacers (44-28) at Warriors (48-22) — Indiana will look to rebound with a road win in Golden State on Thursday. The Pacers have lost three in a row and five of their last seven while the Warriors enter the matchup coming off of a win over the Timberwolves.last_img read more

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PGA Championship 2020 tee times, pairings for Sunday’s Round 4

first_imgSunday’s Round 4 will begin with the top 12 players separated by three strokes. The 54-hole leader, Dustin Johnson, is at 9 under par after carding a 5-under 65 Saturday at San Francisco’s TPC Harding Park. He tied for the low round of the day with Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa.MORE: Everything to know about the 2020 PGA ChampionshipScheffler (-8) will be Johnson’s playing partner in the final pairing, while Cameron Champ (-8) and Morikawa (-7) will be in the pairing just ahead of them.Just ahead of Morikawa and Champ will be Brooks Koepka, the 2018 and 2019 PGA champion. He’s also at 7 under, and he’s talking trash.”I like my chances,” Koepka said, per Golf Digest. “When I’ve been in this position before, I’ve capitalized (Koepka has won four majors). I don’t know, [DJ’s] only won one (the 2016 U.S. Open).”Haotong Li, who led after two rounds, managed just a 3-over 73 in Round 3. He’s four strokes behind Johnson. The 2020 PGA Championship field underwent a big shakeup in Round 3. The surprise 36-hole leader faltered and multiple top-flight players pushed past him on the leaderboard.As all this was happening on moving day, the guy who has won this event the past two years stayed in range of a hat trick, nestled within a thick group of contenders. The results of the tournament’s third day produced new pairings and tee times. Below is a full breakdown of the 2020 PGA Championship, including tee times and groupings for Round 4:PGA Championship tee times & pairingsRound 4 of the 2020 PGA Championship will start at 10 a.m. ET as Sung Kang tees off on Hole 1. The final pairing of the day — Johnson and Scheffler — will tee off at 4:50 p.m. ET.Round 4: Sunday, Aug. 9(All times Eastern; all golfers begin at Hole 1)Tee timePairing10 a.m.Sung Kang10:10 a.m.Ryan Palmer, Jordan Spieth10:20 a.m.Chez Reavie, J.T. Poston10:30 a.m.Erik van Rooyen, Matt Wallace10:40 a.m.Danny Lee, Robert MacIntyre10:50 a.m.Adam Long, Bubba Watson11 a.m.Joost Luiten, Rory Sabbatini11:10 a.m.Kevin Streelman, Viktor Hovland11:20 a.m.Jim Herman, Gary Woodland11:30 a.m.Tiger Woods, Tom Hoge11:40 a.m.Sepp Straka, Byeong Hun An11:50 a.m.Billy Horschel, Abraham AncerNoonPhil Mickelson, Russell Henley12:10 p.m.Luke List, Mark Hubbard12:20 p.m.Bud Cauley, Louis Oosthuizen12:30 p.m.Brian Harman, Brandt Snedeker12:50 p.m.Kurt Kitayama, Rory McIlroy1 p.m.Doc Redman, Emiliano Grillo1:10 p.m.Mackenzie Hughes, Cameron Smith1:20 p.m.Brendan Steele, Alex Noren1:30 p.m.Denny McCarthy, Adam Hadwin1:40 p.m.Shane Lowry, Nate Lashley1:50 p.m.Justin Thomas, Harris English2 p.m.Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel2:10 p.m.Kevin Kisner, Victor Perez2:20 p.m.Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell2:30 p.m.Dylan Frittelli, Lanto Griffin2:40 p.m.Patrick Reed, Harold Varner III2:50 p.m.Webb Simpson, Jon Rahm3 p.m.Patrick Cantlay, Ian Poulter3:10 p.m.Bernd Wiesberger, Mike Lorenzo-Vera3:20 p.m.Haotong Li, Hideki Matsuyama3:40 p.m.Matthew Wolf, Xander Schauffele3:50 p.m.Joel Dahmen, Si Woo Kim4 p.m.Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood4:10 p.m.Justin Rose, Jason Day4:20 p.m.Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau4:30 p.m.Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka4:40 p.m.Cameron Champ, Collin Morikawa4:50 p.m.Dustin Johnson, Scottie Schefflerlast_img read more

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CITY OF TUMWATER Snow and Ice Update …

first_imgAll Tumwater Parks are CLOSED. Please stay out of City parks due to hazardous conditions with heavy snow and ice on trees and paths. Message to Tumwater Residents~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tumwater Public Works crews continue to run plows in order to keep major streets clear; as time permits, crews will work on secondary streets.  With significant power outages, City staff will be focusing on clearing fallen tree limbs and making way for Puget Sound Energy to restore power to our area.If you don’t know your neighbors, now is a great time to make that connection.  Check on your neighbors and, if you’re able, help to shovel a neighbor’s driveway, share some food, or some of your firewood.Pete KmetTumwater Mayor Generator Warning. Do not use outdoor heating or cooking appliances or generators in your home due to the potential build-up of deadly carbon monoxide gas. CITY OF TUMWATERSnow and Ice UpdateFriday, January 20, 2012 – 12:00pm  SNOW AND ICE UPDATEFriday, January 20, 2012 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Traffic Signals. At intersections where traffic signals are not working, they should be treated as a 4-way stop. Buildings with Flat Roofs:  Remove snow and ice from roof drains so that thawing water can flow and relieve weight pressure. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Road Closures as of Friday, January 20, 10:30am:Linwood Ave from Rural Rd to Lake Park DriveLake Park Drive from Trosper to LinwoodBates StreetMottman at Percival CreekRoads. Friday and thru the weekend, Tumwater Public Works crews are working to remove trees blocking City streets. They are also working to remove snow and ice from the top of catch basins on primary and secondary routes. Trees and Limbs on Tumwater Streets.  City phone lines are currently down. Call the Thurston County Sheriff’s non-emergency line at 360-704-2740 to report downed trees and limbs on City streets. Be prepared to provide the street address and whether or not power lines are entangled in the tree. City staff will keep a list of downed trees and crews will get to them as they can on Friday and over the weekend. City crews cannot remove trees entangled with power lines until PSE crews remove and repair the lines. Debris and trees on private property are the responsibility of the owner to clear. Safety Reminders: Downed Power Lines.  Call 9-1-1 to report downed or hazardous power lines. City crews do not repair downed power lines.   Customers without power are urged to call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 to report the outage. Call takers are available 24/7. Storm Drains: If physically and safely able to, please help clear snow and debris from the top of storm drains. This will help keep water flowing as the snow begins to melt. *Important Notice for Pressure or Grinder Sewer Systems. When the power is out there is no way for sewage to pump out of your sewer system holding tank. Please minimize flushing and water use during a power outage. When your power returns and your pump reactivates, an alarm may sound. Wait an hour. If the alarm continues to ring after one hour, then call the phone number posted on your pump. The alarm rings because the tank is full, and the pump will need time after reactivation to clear the tank. Awnings/Carports: Please check snow and ice load on awnings and carports and safely remove excess snow and ice, if possible. What You Can Do to Help:Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or shut-in neighbors.If physically possible for you, clear the storm drains near your home to keep melting water flowing.Clear the sidewalk in front of your home or business.As with any emergency, have a minimum three-day supply of food and medicine on hand for yourself, your family, and any family pets. City of TumwaterExecutive Department 555 Israel Road SWTumwater, WA 98501(360)754-4120last_img read more

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Puddy Pooh for Cliggott Memorial race

first_imgThe talented 4-y-o filly, PUDDY POOH, should upstage her six opponents and win the 3-y-o and up open allowance feature over the straight-five course at Caymanas Park today.When last raced on February 20, the Richard Azan-trained PUDDY POOH, who won the 1000 Guineas as a 3-y-o last season, found the champion sprinter POKER STAR too hot to handle in the season’s first grade-one race, the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres. But in all fairness, she was not disgraced in finishing 6 1/2 lengths fifth after missing the break.Before that on December 5, PUDDY POOH romped the Betting and Gaming Stakes Trophy over 1400 metres, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:23.4 behind fast splits of 22.0 and 45.0 for the half-mile.Having worked well in preparation for today’s encounter and dropping down in class as well, PUDDY POOH will prove hard to beat with a mere 50.0kg, inclusive of apprentice Odean Edwards’ 3.0kg claiming allowance.The bay filly by Adore The Gold out of Shahar can expect worthwhile competition from the speedy four-year-old colts, ROYAL ASSAULT and SMOKEY TOPAZ, but she apparently has a bit more class than either and should rebound with a win under these favourable conditions.Elsewhere on the 10-race programme, champion trainer Wayne DaCosta holds the key to the opening race (non-winners of three) over the straight with the consistent SILVER CLOUD and speedy DRIPPING IN GOLD.While the latter is expected to lead the seven-horse field, his recent form is not as appealing as the grey SILVER CLOUD, who gets the nod under four-time champion Omar Walker.I also like MACALLAN to win the second race over 1100 metres for maiden three-year-olds, BIG DATA to do likewise in division two, as well as QUEEN OF THE TOWN in the fifth, GIRSHOM in the seventh and the fleet-footed FIRE ALARM under leading jockey Dane Nelson in the eighth race over the straight.last_img read more

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Calabar rally twice to deny JC in ISSA/Flow Manning Cup opener

first_imgWestern Bureau:Corey Edmond scored twice as ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup champions, Jamaica College (JC), got their title defence under way with a 2-2 draw against Calabar High in their Group A season-opening match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday.The champions led twice, but allowed Calabar back into the contest each time to leave their head coach Miguel Coley seething.The champions, featuring some new faces, grabbed the lead in the 28th minute as Edmond, playing in the central striker role, benefited from some excellent flank play to tap home from close range.Rasping shotHe scored his second in the 56th minute with a rasping shot that left Calabar custodian Jahson Nash beaten.Calabar struck their first goal through Scott Moodie in the 47th minute, when they had equalised for the first time.The Red Hills Road-based Calabar found a second equaliser through Romain Rallyns. His fortuitous shot barely crossed the goal line, but the referee signalled that the ball had gone into the goal.Calabar came within whiskers of grabbing all three points with virtually the last kick of the game, a free kick by Herbert Redman, but the shot rebounded off the crossbar and back into play.Coley, the JC head coach, was clearly disappointed with the outcome. He told The Sunday Gleaner that he will be working overtime on getting his players into the right mindset.He said Calabar were allowed back into the contest because of the lack of concentration.”It was a poor game from us really, but given a draw … I am happy for the point,” said Coley.”We have a good bunch of players, that I know, but we never had the kind of mindset that is needed in a game such as this. I will be working on that aspect of our game and, for sure, we will get better as the competition moves forward,” predicted Coley.His counterpart, Bradley Stewart, said he was feeling confident of a victory. He said his players looked better than JC throughout the match and his team should have won.”We created some good chances. We had to come back twice against a good JC team, but it shows that we have quality players who are able to put the ball on the ground and play really good,” noted Stewart.Looked good in attackCalabar, although outplayed early in the first-half, never allowed JC much space to play their attacking game and looked good themselves in attack through Rallyns, Herbert Redman, and Kareem Harris in midfield.On the 90th minute, they struck the crossbar with JC goalie Jahmarli Waite flagging at air in an attempt to save his team suffering an opening-day loss.Both coaches said they are looking forward to their next assignment to settle their players.last_img read more

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Dellavedova surprised with PBA’s physicality

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “I think it’s a lot more physical here than the NBA,” said Dellavedova.“I think I play hard but sometimes the NBA is not into the physical side compared to the international game where you have to fight through screens.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’PBA’s physicality was such a surprise for Dellavedova that what he saw during the games between NLEX and Kia, and Phoenix and Alaska made him reminisce his formative years in Australia.“Growing up in Australia it was always physical and that’s how I play,” said Dellavedova. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMilwaukee Bucks point guard Matthew Dellavedova knows a thing or two about being a physical player.Other NBA players and coaches once voted the 6-foot-4 point guard as the league’s dirtiest player, but it seems the gritty point guard found an even filthier style of play when he watched a couple of PBA games Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 2center_img MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View commentslast_img read more

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In Liberia, Cultural Heritage Is Not A Priority

first_imgThe remaining ruins of the ancient Kpaiyea fortification wall in Yealleh, Zorzor District, Lofa County.For many countries, being endowed with a rich cultural heritage is not just a blessing but represents an opportunity to boost tourism.But that’s not the case with Liberia, a country vastly rich with lots of abandoned cultural heritage, lying in ruins across the counties and without any care.“The current situation, which is the result of several factors, has put this tangible cultural heritage at greater risk of extinction if nothing is urgently done,” says Darius D. Gweh, Director for Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism.Mr. Gweh cited examples of the Belleh, Dey and Gbi Languages.“If they are totally lost, part of history will be gone forever and difficult to recover. The continued endangerment of our cultural heritage is not a good sign for the present and future generations,” he said.Kekura Kamara, president of the Liberia National Cultural Union, added that cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes that are inherited from past generations and passed on to future generations.He added that cultural heritage provides a sense of unity and belonging and allows us to better understand previous generations and the pre-history of a country.The RuinsAlthough Liberia is an early signatory to UNESCO cultural convention concerning the “Protection of the World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage,” the country has not even ratified said treaty, localized since 1972. This international treaty was created to identify, protect and preserve cultural and national heritage around the world.Article 5 of the 1985 constitution of Liberia calls on the government to preserve, protect and promote positive Liberian culture, ensuring that traditional values, which are compatible with public policy and national progress, are adopted and developed as an integral part of the growing needs of the Liberian society.Despite this clause in the constitution, successive Liberian governments have not done much to fulfill the aspiration of such a clause.Notable among the many memorable ruins and heritage sites includes the 400 plus year-old fortification wall in Lofa County, as well as the home of Africa’s first elected president, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, which should have been turned into a museum, replicating its exact structure in the 1800s. It is now used as the law library with little care.MandelaHouse.jpgThe late Amb. T. Ernest Eastman’s home, along the Tubman Boulevard in Congo Town, housed several members of the South African resistance against apartheid, including the late Nelson Mandela and Hugh Masekela, during the 1960s.There is also the late Amb. T. Ernest Eastman’s home along the Tubman Boulevard in Congo Town, which housed several members of the South African resistance against apartheid, including the late Nelson Mandela and Hugh Masekela, during the 1960s. Before the house was gutted by fire about a year ago, the bed and all other things Mandela used were reportedly offered to the government of former President H. E. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; but her government did not act on the offer in a timely manner, thereby losing all the artifacts to the fire.Also, the OAU village in Sanniquellie, the birthplace of the Organization of African Unity (now African Union), has been abandoned. Five years ago, it lost its heritage value after undergoing extensive modification.In addition, memorable cultural heritage items like the Vai script and the book “Legends of Liberia” are seriously missing in Liberian schools.Monument to the Birthplace of African Unity, Sanniquellie, Liberia (Courtesy: Kamara added that, in this day and age, it is unfortunate that Liberia’s post-war governments have downplayed the promotion and protection of the national cultural heritage.“We must understand there can be no strong sense of nationalism where a strong sense of cultural identity and appreciation are lacking. Therefore, the government needs to step up and do better and preserve the cultural heritage,” he said.Dr. Elwood Dunn, a renowned Liberian historian, said the preservation of cultural heritage is very important for educational purposes and for promoting tourism both internally and externally.“It would be good if the government could lead; but if not, organized citizens within civil societies should take the lead. If well-organized, resources could be tapped both internally and externally, these cultural heritages will become sources of revenue.“Individuals and families have a role here, for they own some of the properties we are talking about. Citizens of Sanniquellie should take the lead in restoring the OAU monument of Tubman, Touré, and Nkrumah. I know a wealthy businessman in that town who could alone do that job if appropriately approached,” he said.Mr. Kamara describes the current situation as a wake-up call and one that needs government’s urgent attention. He said: “We are people because of our cultural heritage, whether tangible or intangible. I still don’t understand why the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage is not a priority in this country. It is a sad situation, but that’s the reality. We are a very unique group of people who must care for our cultural heritage, which will not only be a source of revenue, but pride.”Cause of the problemThe primary result of this situation is, since the founding of this nation, due to the lack of a national cultural policy to promote, preserve, support and safeguard the country’s cultural heritage. “Currently, we don’t have a nationally adopted culture policy and this has been the case since the country’s independence. In the absence of such policy, the promotion and preservation of our cultural heritage will not be a priority,” Mr. Gweh said.The only known cultural policy of Liberia was written by Mr. Kenneth Y. Best and published in 1974 by UNESCO. It was never adopted, despite calls to do so at that time. Another problem is the continued low budgetary support for the Department of Cultural Affairs & Tourism at MICAT, which is in charge of the responsibility of protecting, safeguarding and promoting the nation’s cultural heritage.According to Mr. Gweh, “it is not that the culture department has not tried; we have but cannot do much when the cultural department has been be left underfunded. We have plans to rescue some of these neglected tangible cultural heritage pieces but we cannot do anything in the absence of money. Their hands are tied in that department. The political will and well-being has to be there from people who have the authority to make the change in the promotion of our cultural heritage,” Mr. Gweh said.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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Minibus driver remanded for narco trafficking

first_imgMinibus driver Seon Barker of Lot 232 Independence Boulevard, Georgetown on Monday denied before Georgetown Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus a charge detailing that on June 3, 2018, at 111 Miles Potaro, Region Eight, he had in his possession 1030 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The 41-year-old father of eight told the magistrate that he has no cause to traffic narcotics as he is gainfully self-employed as a driver of his own minibus.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted this defendant, explaining that the defendant had acknowledged ownership of the haversack in which the drugs were found.Mansfield reported that on June 3, ranks acting on information carried out a search of a hotel room Barker was occupying, and the cannabis, wrapped in two transparent parcels, were found among the defendant’s clothing in a haversack which was in a cupboard in the room.He noted that no one else was occupying the room with Barker.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus has thus remanded Barker to prison until June 15, 2018, when the case would be recalled.last_img read more

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