NSW enforcer Klemmer wowed by Meninga

first_imgThe giant Canterbury enforcer has usurped outgoing Blues skipper Paul Gallen as public enemy No.1 north of the Tweed following his on-field bust-up with Corey Parker during this year’s State of Origin series.The 22-year-old earned his spot in Meninga’s Kangaroos Four Nations squad after impressing in the PM’s XIII side he coached against PNG in September and Klemmer admits to feeling some trepidation when they first met.”I was a bit scared of him to be honest,” Klemmer told AAP.”I really didn’t know what to expect. But I’ve never experienced a coach like him. He has real aura about him and the way he carries himself.”He’s about looking after his players and made a point of sitting down with me to get to know me better on the tour and I’ve really enjoyed and respected that.”I have to say having seen him in close quarters and getting to know him I can see why Queensland have been so successful.”He also said there he’s fitted in perfectly with the Queensland players he was going toe-to-toe with in a feisty game three of Origin in July.”They’re all great, Cam Smith, JT, Sammy (Thaiday), JT… legends of the game,” he said.”It’s an honour to call them teammates.”Klemmer’s almost certain to keep his spot on the bench for the clash with New Zealand in Coventry on Saturday after a strong showing against the Scots and in Perth against the Kiwis.With Jason Taumalolo and Klemmer’s former Bulldogs teammate Martin Taupau in outstanding form against England last weekend, he knows the world’s No.1 ranked side will present a much stiffer challenge.”Our next two matches against NZ and England are going to be much harder,” he said.”The Scottish boys were physical but with Marty and Taumalolo plus the likes of Jesse Bromwich in their side it’s going to be a real tough.”But these are the games you want to play in.”last_img read more

Gayle’s 32 not enough for RCB

first_imgHYDERABAD, India (CMC): Chris Gayle gave Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) a typically explosive start, but their chase soon sputtered, and they lost the opening game of the 2017 Indian Premier League against reigning champions Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday by 35 runs. Gayle lashed two fours and three sixes in the top score of 32 from 21 balls to help RCB reach 59 for one at the close of the power play before a capacity crowd at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The dismissal of the talismanic West Indies opener caught at long-off in the seventh over off spinner Deepak Hooda, however, transferred the balance of power to the home team and the visitors’ threat to successfully reach a target of 208 subsided. Kedar Jadhav supported with 31; Australian Travis Head made 30; opener Mandeep Singh added 24; and skipper Shane Watson, the former Australia all-rounder, 22, as RCB were dismissed for 172 in 19.4 overs. No bowler significantly distinguished himself. Indian star Bhuvneshwar Kumar, however, grabbed 2-27 from his allotted four overs to be the pick of the litter. Earlier, a rapid-fire 62 from 27 balls from Yuvraj Singh that included seven fours and three sixes and a whirlwind 52 off 37 balls from Australian Moises Henriques propelled Sunrisers to 207 for four off 20 overs. After Australia left-handed opener David Warner was dismissed cheaply, Henriques and India left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan shared 74 for the second wicket. Dhawan was caught at long-on in the 11th over, paving the way for a stunning display of dynamic batting from Henriques and Yuvraj that raised 58 in 29 balls. Henriques was caught at long-off in the 16th over and cancer-survivor Yuvraj continued his comeback with more power-hitting before Tymal Mills bowled him in the penultimate over as the innings drew to a close. Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and West Indies compatriots Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons are carded to be in action in the second match of the tournament when Mumbai Indians travel to face Rising Pune Supergiant. NO BOWLERS STOOD OUTlast_img read more

Pumaren wants better decision-making from UE after 2nd loss

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments Winning start Pumaren rued his team’s reliance on isolation plays instead of finding open shots and executing extra passes.“I was telling them to move the ball, don’t force shots, and I told them even after our game against NU [National University],” said Pumaren, whose team lost 86-69 against the Bulldogs in the opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s fine with me if you dribble and try to attack your man, go ahead, but if you’re just going to dribble the basketball and you know there are no stats in basketball that says ‘most number of dribbles.’”In their game against the Bulldogs, the Red Warriors went 4-of-8 on uncontested shots and that mark was worse against the Tamaraws. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter starting the season with two straight losses, University of the East head coach Derrick Pumaren wants a stronger mental game from his players.The Red Warriors dropped to 0-2 after losing to Far Eastern University, 90-83, in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground LATEST STORIES Phoenix trial begins for NBA players accused of assault Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UE went just 1-of-4 in uncontested field goals while FEU was far better going 11-of-15.Passing was also a thorn on the Red Warriors’ game tallying just 19 assists as compared to FEU’s 26.last_img read more

Cavs guard Dwyane Wade excused for ‘personal matter’

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lue said general manager Koby Altman told Wade to “take his time” during the unspecified leave.“How much ever time he needs to take to get over what he’s going through, then he’ll be back,” Lue said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWade has played well coming off the bench in his first season with Cleveland, which has dropped 10 of 13 and currently sits in the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference standings behind Boston and Toronto. The 36-year-old is averaging 11.1 points, 3.9 points and 3.7 assists in 42 games. The three-time NBA champion willingly moved to Cleveland’s second unit earlier this season and has been a steadying force for the team.With Wade gone, Lue said guard Derrick Rose will likely play more minutes. Rose missed two months with an ankle injury before returning recently and the Cavs have been mindful of his minutes as he gets into game shape. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dwyane Wade of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Orlando Magic at Quicken Loans Arena on January 18, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Dwayne Wade will miss time for a personal matter, creating yet another obstacle for the struggling Cavaliers.Wade was excused from the team Friday as the Cavs hosted Indiana and he could be out longer to deal with the unspecified situation. Coach Tyronn Lue did not provide any details for Wade’s absence or a timeline for his return.ADVERTISEMENT Wade’s absence coincides with Lue making a change to his starting lineup to try and shake his team from its funk.Jae Crowder has been dropped from the starting lineup and replaced by center Tristan Thompson. With Thompson back as a starter, All-Star Kevin Love can return to power forward — his natural position.Lue said his players embraced the changes, which should help the Cavs’ shaky defense.“Jae Crowder was great. Just talking to him, he’s been good,” Lue said. “He’s about the right things. The last few games he’s been shooting the ball a lot better. Defensively, I think it helps us having two bigs. We’ve been getting crushed on the glass. So I think Kevin and Tristan on the floor together defensively rebounding is good. And also in the pick-and-rolls. I thought they tried to expose us in pick-and-rolls with Isaiah (Thomas) and Kevin playing the five.”ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Tiger Woods sneaks into weekend with closing birdie Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

PSC presses for establishment of PPC, Integrity Commissions

first_imgThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) is once again calling on Government to convene an extra-parliamentary meeting to address the establishment of the Public Procurement and Integrity Commissions.The PSC said it was time an end was brought to procrastination on such matters, noting that both Government and the political Opposition need to give effect to the promises they made for the setting up of the Commissions.It said failure to so do would create an all-time lack of interest by society in politics on a whole.The PSC was speaking directly to the long delay in the establishment of the Public Procurement and the Integrity Commissions.According to the PSC, there must be compromise on both sides as those Commissions are not political institutions but are meant to add to transparency and accountability.It said good civil society members (regardless of how they are regarded politically) should be placed on these Commissions.The Private Sector body said the failure to establish the entities posed a threat to legitimate business activities, created unfair business-to-business competition and was most certainly the reason why some legitimate businesses could not stand up to new competition.Meanwhile, the Commission also called on Government to fully operationalise the Financial Intelligence Unit and to equip the entity with the necessary personnel to investigate and prosecute financial crimes.PPCs are usually made up of Government and Opposition parliamentarians, and traditionally chaired by an Opposition member of the House.Government itself had come under fire for failing to establish the PPC earlier; a promise it made in its manifesto. The absence of the PPC had caused even more outrage against Government, particularly because of its move to carry out a number of forensic audits at State entities across Guyana without carrying the requisite tendering process.last_img read more

PUL to Deliberate on Media and the Law

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) President Abdullai Kamara is craving a playing field that will enable Liberian journalists to practice their craft in a peaceful and conducive environment void of intimidation and other forms of censorship.The PUL continues to advocate for the repeal of criminal defamation/libel laws which are enforced by what is infamously known as Decree 88A; the establishment of an effective self-regulatory body for journalists in Liberia and the establishment of an independent broadcast sector regulator.Other issues that the PUL has been advocating for are the sustainability of community radios; the future of UNMIL Radio, the status of the Liberia Broadcasting System vis-à-vis Public Service Broadcasting.These are the same concerns that PUL boss Kamara will be taking to a two-day Media Law Reform conference that will be addressed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Kamara hopes the conference will develop a road map to renew advocacy and lobby on these key instruments.President Sirleaf will today deliver the opening address at the conference, which takes place in Lakpazee, Monrovia.Several Liberian lawyers, members of civil society and the media practitioners are expected to make presentations at the conference under the theme “Liberian Media & the Law.” Kamara, in a PUL release over the weekend, said “the conference is guided by the broad partnership that prompted the successes of the previous initiative,” and further indicated that it is meant to support a future for media freedom and accountability, President Kamara and previous PUL presidents before him as well as some eminent media practitioners have persistently called for the establishment of an effective self-regulatory body for journalists in Liberia and the establishment of an independent broadcast sector regulator.The media is currently regulated by the Liberian government, which many say does not have to vet would be media house owners before granting licenses which makes the PUL powerless to revoke licenses of transgressors.“It is government that gives out licenses to media houses, but when journalists transgress the government calls on the PUL to investigate and punish violators. How can we stop media houses from violating their code of ethics if we don’t have the power to punish them? These are the things to work on in order to strengthen the Liberian media,” an official of the PUL once said at an event.The conference today is intended to renew discussions on the current legal and regulatory regime governing the Liberian Press, as well as encourage amendments and repeals that will ensure that the Liberia legal/regulatory environment conforms to 21st Century realities, and those of a genuine democracy. Kamara, in the release, said the Liberian media is presently facing aggressive and unprecedented use of anti-speech legislations by public officials and private citizens; and sedition, criminal libel against the President and criminal malevolence are frequently used. The Media Law Reform conference is, however, meant to address these pitfalls in the Liberian media. The conference is organized by the Press Union of Liberia, in partnership with the British Firm Albany Associates as part of the Liberia Media Development (LMD) Program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The LMD is being implemented under the leadership of Internews, with PUL, LMC and Accountability Lab as the main national partners.Meanwhile, participants at the conference will also discuss ways to strengthen self-regulation in the Liberian media as a means of promoting professional standards and media accountability.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Comprehensive climate plan delivered to U.N.

first_imgUNITED NATIONS – An international panel of scientists presented the United Nations with a sweeping, detailed plan Tuesday to combat climate change – a challenge, it said, “to which civilization must rise.” Failure would produce a turbulent 21st century of weather extremes, spreading drought and disease, expanding oceans and displaced coastal populations, it said. “The increasing numbers of environmental refugees as sea levels rise and storm surges increase will be in the tens of millions,” panel co-chairwoman Rosina Bierbaum, a University of Michigan ecologist, told reporters. After a two-year study, the 18-member group, representing 11 nations, offered scores of recommendations: from pouring billions more dollars into research and development of cleaner energy sources, to mobilizing U.N. and other agencies to help affected people, to winning political agreement on a global temperature “ceiling.” Their 166-page report, produced at U.N. request and sponsored by the private United Nations Foundation and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, was issued just three weeks after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an authoritative U.N. network of 2,000 scientists, made headlines with its latest assessment of climate science. The IPCC expressed its greatest confidence yet that global warming is being caused largely by the accumulation of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, mostly from man’s burning of coal, oil and other fossil fuels. If nothing’s done, it said, global temperatures could rise as much as 11 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. Temperatures rose an average 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 100 years. Tuesday’s report said the world’s nations should agree to limit further rises this century to no more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Beyond that, “we would be in a regime where the danger of intolerable and unmanageable impacts on human well-being would rise very rapidly,” said panel member John P. Holdren, director of Massachusetts’ Woods Hole Research Center. The experts panel said global carbon dioxide emissions should be leveled off by 2015-2020, and then cut back to less than one-third that level by 2100, via a vast transformation of global energy systems – toward greater efficiency, away from fossil fuels, and toward biofuels, solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

California, El Rancho play to stalemate

first_imgThe task became more difficult in the 65th minute when a Dons player received a red card, forcing El Rancho to finish regulation and the overtime with 10 players. “I’d like to praise my kids for their effort in those last 50 minutes,” Dons coach Alex Clark said. “We played with a lot of pride and with a lot of honor and with a lot of heart. “I think we’ve hit our turning point with this game.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I think we had a few more chances than they did, but we didn’t finish. We had our moments where we made mistakes, but overall both teams played well.” The visiting Condors (10-1-1, 2-0-1) stunned the home crowd by jumping out to an early lead on the first shot attempt of the game. PICO RIVERA – In a clash between two boys soccer teams at the top of the Del Rio League, neither California High School nor El Rancho seized control of the league race Thursday, the game ending in a 1-1 overtime tie. “The competition (between the two teams) is very, very good,” California coach Dave Rolfe said. “They played well and we played well. Both teams gave a 110 percent. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaIn the fifth minute, California goalkeeper Mario Escorcia sent a long kick that bounded over the heads of two defenders. Junior forward Michael Paz settled the ball at the top of the 18-yard box, then booted it past the El Rancho keeper into the net to give the Condors what proved to be their only goal of the afternoon. For the next 10 minutes, both teams played long ball, sending lengthy passes down the sidelines and putting their speedy forwards in a footrace with the defense. Midway through the first period, El Rancho (8-2-4, 2-0-1) settled into its contrasting, ball-control style. After staving off another shot attempt on a free kick, the Dons evened the score in the 23rd minute. Behind midfielder Rigelio Nuno and forward Luis Segovia, the Condors kept the pressure on, managing 14 shots in regulation play and three more during the overtime. El Rancho’s defense, spearheaded by sweeper Miguel Gonzalez and midfielder Alex Ibarra in combination with Salvador Vega, kept California out of the goal. last_img read more

Softball Drops First Two Games in Alabama

first_img Live Stats vs. Jacksonville 3/4/2017 – 6:00 PM Sophomore Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.), Smith and Sowa each collected one hit for Drake. Smith earned the loss after she allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits with one strikeout. She battled control problems with eight walks and one wild pitch. The Crimson Tide added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning with a RBI single and the next batter drove in the final two runs with her own single. The Bulldogs put two runners on first and second base in the sixth inning with one out, but senior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) grounded into an inning-ending double play. Next Game: Stanford (11-6) allowed just one hit by Drake, which came from Roemmich in the fifth inning. Stanford scored five runs in the third and four runs in the fourth to end the game in five innings. Smith earned the loss after she allowed five runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts. The two losses on Friday put her record to 4-4 on the season. Drake (12-7) fell behind 1-0 to Alabama (16-2) in the first inning after the Crimson Tide scored after a bases loaded walk allowed by junior pitcher Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.). Freshman Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) tied the game in the bottom of the frame with an RBI groundout that scored sophomore pinch runner Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.).center_img Alabama quickly took the lead back with two runs in the second inning, capitalizing on a throwing error by junior Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) for the first run and followed with a RBI single for the next run. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Drake University softball team lost to Stanford, 9-0, in five innings and to No. 9 Alabama, 6-1, Friday on the first day of the Easton Crimson Classic. Preview Full Schedule Roster Drake once again takes on Alabama on Saturday with first pitch set for 4 p.m. followed by a game against Jacksonville at 6 p.m.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DDTV – JIM McGUINNESS REVEALS HIS PLANS FOR 2014 TO TALKING SPORT’S CHARLIE COLLINS

first_imgJim McGuinness has revealed his thoughts on his current squad, the league and the All-Ireland championship to Charlie Collins.With many thanks to our friends at Wallace Media for the video.SIMPLY CLICK TO PLAY.DDTV – JIM McGUINNESS REVEALS HIS PLANS FOR 2014 TO TALKING SPORT’S CHARLIE COLLINS was last modified: February 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie CollinsdonegalJim McGuinnessTalking Sportlast_img read more