Impatient Panthers frustrated

first_img“It wasn’t our best day… the first 30 minutes was a good arm wrestle but that try just before halftime made it hard. Second half they held well under pressure at times but they were too good.”After four games at Pepper Stadium the Panthers have only managed to send their fans home happy on the one occasion with their Round 4 victory against the Knights.Panther fans should be used to it though after the side dropped three of four games at the beginning of the 2016 season before finishing strongly to charge into the finals in the second half of the year.Despite the results, Griffin didn’t think the side deserved a two wins and five-loss record to open the year.”I think we’ve been a bit better at times. There’s probably one or two like last week or the Roosters game where we learn how to close that out or we get those games, you feel a bit better about yourself,” he said.”But the opposition today they’re the premiers for a reason. They were very ruthless, they were very clinical and they did a job on us [although] we helped them a fair bit with losing our composure.”Frustration was the first word used by Matt Moylan to describe the game, before the 25-year-old was forced to open up on the off-field drama at the Panthers involving himself and the captaincy in recent weeks.”It was very tight at the start then we sort of let it slip especially that second half,” Moylan said.”[The captaincy is] a role I want to do and it’s a honour to captain a club like this so nothing’s changed.”Obviously it was a mistake by us, we missed out on an opportunity and we owe our teammates for what we did last week and we’ve got to repay them for the rest of the year.”Griffin has thrown his support behind Moylan as the Panthers leader in recent weeks and again reiterated there was no change to that sentiment despite Moylan being visibly down on confidence and under media scrutiny.”The last couple of weeks has seen a tough period for everybody at the club, but Matt is the captain and that’s not going to change from our end,” Griffin said.”We’ll help him develop and he’s shown a lot of strength and character over the last couple of years. I want him to be in that role.” The Panthers were held tryless for the first time since 2015 and were guilty of turning the ball over inside the Sharks’ 20-metre zone early in the tackle count on several occasions.Griffin admitted the Sharks defence was too strong and applied the pressure when it mattered most to rattle the Panthers’ attacking structures.”I thought they (Cronulla) did [frustrate us], we fell behind on the scoreboard and we attacked based on what the scoreboard was saying rather than settling down and trying to build some pressure,” Griffin said after the match.”They are a very good defensive side but clearly our attack was nowhere near what it needed to be patience-wise or more direction-wise. last_img read more

Alleged “troublemaker” charged for beating father of 3

first_imgSelvin Allen, one of the three men accused of attacking and brutally beating a single father of three, made his appearance at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.According to information provided, the accused denied that on January 12, 2019, at Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Trevor Chapelle.He was granted bail but is expected to make his second Court appearance onAn injured Trevor ChapelleFebruary 15, 2019, for statements.It was reported that Chapelle, of Red Village, Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, was attacked and beaten on the day in question. According to the victim’s sister, Chapelle and a friend had been walking to the shop when they were approached by the “two known troublemakers” from Onderneeming. The perpetrators reportedly asked Chapelle for money to buy something to drink to which he replied: “I don’t have any”.The men then allegedly attacked and beat him to his head and body with a piece of wood before residents intervened.The suspects quickly escaped the scene of the crime and Chapelle was picked up and rushed to the Suddie Hospital where he was treated for injuries to his right side, head, knee, back and throat. The matter was later reported to the Police and based on investigations, one of the suspects was arrested and charged.last_img read more

One arrested after police find cocaine

first_imgA 31 year-old man is facing numerous charges after Grande Prairie RCMP found cocaine in the vehicle he was driving.Police say officers saw a vehicle moving at a high speed in the city at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.- Advertisement -They say when the officers followed the vehicle, the driver sped up and then entered a parking lot at which point he got out of the vehicle and tried to walk away.One of the officers stopped the man and asked him for his driver’s licence and vehicle registration.Police say the officers became suspicious after the man gave a name, but couldn’t give a correct address where he lived. When the officers tried to handcuff the man, he ran off and police caught him a short time later.Officers searched the man’s vehicle and found cocaine.Advertisement The man is now facing one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one count of personation, one count of obstruction, one count of driving while licence is suspended or cancelled and one count of driving an uninsured motor vehicle.He is set to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court Wednesday.last_img read more

Exclusive – Jose Mourinho responds to accusations of Chelsea player mutiny

first_imgJose Mourinho has denied there is a player munity at Chelsea and has exclusively told talkSPORT the accusations are “sad” and “unfair”.Chelsea are currently languishing in a lowly 16th – the worst start to a season by Premier League champions ever – having lost four games and conceded 17 goals in the process.Gary Cahill is one of a number of players to publically state his support for Mourinho but the former Real Madrid manager believes it is unfortunate they have to.“It’s sad but I don’t care really, I don’t care,” said the 52-year-old.“I spoke with the players about it and the players are also sad about it, but there is no way to care.“We know what we are, we know the relationships between ourselves. We know that we are together trying to go back to normality but it is quite sad because people could analyse the situation in pure football terms.“Let’s try to find the reason why this team is playing badly and why it is not winning matches, without agendas and without unfair comment, because that’s not nice.”Hear the full interview with Jose Mourinho on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast from 6am……last_img read more

Whittier tennis tourney Saturday

first_imgLocal facilities being used are courts at Palm Park, Whittier College, Rio Hondo College, Biola University, La Mirada Regional Park, Schurr High School, Elk Rancho High School, La Habra Tennis Center, Warren High School and Santa Fe High School. Tournament dates are Saturday, Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29. The Greater Whittier Tennis Club’s Gene Jung Junior Midwinter Tournament will have an international flavor with 850 participants from ages 12 to 18, including players from Japan, New Zealand and Hong Kong competing the next two weekends at 10 area sites. The tournament is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association and co-sponsored by the GWTC and the city of Whittier. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardPico Rivera Pony signups scheduled Registration for participation in Pico Rivera Pony Baseball will be held at Smith Park, corner of Mines and Rosemead Boulevard on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. until Feb. 1, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Feb. 3. The program is for boys and girls ages 4 to 14. Registrants should bring a copy of their birth certificate. The fee is $140 and includes uniform, trophy, pictures, cost of raffle tickets and snack bar. Rebates and discounts are offered. For more information, call (562) 254-1777. center_img 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

Did former Arsenal coach Jens Lehmann have a dig at Unai Emery after leaving?

first_img Lehmann played for Arsenal across two spells between 2003 and 2011 2 Former Arsenal assistant coach Jens Lehmann has left the club as new boss Unai Emery named his backroom staff ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.While Arsene Wenger’s deputy Steve Bould will remain at the club, the ex-Germany international will depart. Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery has replaced Arsene Wenger at the Emirates crackers But did he take to Twitter to have cheeky dig at his former employers?The former assistant coach addressed Arsenal fans following his dismissal on the social media site, suggesting the attitude from the Invincibles era is no longer needed at the club.He wrote: “Dear Arsenal Fans, I am sorry to leave the club after only one year again.“It was a good experience working with the players as one of the assistant-coaches.“But the attitude from our 2004-group is not needed there anymore.” gameday He helped the club to win the Premier League in his first season between the sticks, going the entirety of the season without tasting defeat in the league.He left in 2008 to return to his home country to play for Stuttgart, briefly coming out of retirement to feature for the Gunners in 2011 when they had an injury crisis. How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has a very strong and talented team and I’m delighted that they are joining us.“I’m also pleased that Steve Bould, Sal Bibbo and Darren Burgess will continue their work with us.“As we go through this period of change, we need to retain some continuity and they have an important role to play.”Lehmann joined Arsenal in the summer of 2003 and was brought in to replace David Seaman. predicted ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes center_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Dear #Arsenal Fans , I am sorry to leave the club after only one year again. It was a good experience working with the players as one of the assistant-coaches. But the attitude from our 2004-group is not needed there anymore.— Jens Lehmann (@jenslehmann) June 19, 2018Bould was named assistant to Wenger in May 2012, after the retirement of the long-serving Pat Rice, and continues as one of two assistant head coaches under Emery.Juan Carlos Carcedo, Emery’s long-time assistant, will be alongside him in the dugout.Director of high performance Darren Burgess and goalkeeping coach Sal Bibbo, both of whom were appointed in July 2017, remain in place.First-team coach Pablo Villanueva, strength and conditioning coach Julen Masach, goalkeeping coach Javi Garcia and data/video analyst Victor Manas complete Emery’s staff. Latest Premier League news possible xi How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? NEW ERA 2 Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics who plays? last_img read more


first_imgMairtin: Delighted with new-look storeA WELL-known supermarket and restaurant owner says he is ‘over the moon’ after adding an extra 20 new jobs as he officially re-opened his business this week.Kellys Centra Mountain Top Letterkenny, run by Mairtin Kelly and his loyal staff, officially opened its new look Neighbourhood store.“The store now boasts a much larger, supermarket style premises, offering customers a vastly expanded range of goods at great value prices,” said Mairtin today. “A new trolley checkout along with the 3 express tills has been added which have vastly improved and quickened the shopping experience.”New Look“What is truly remarkable about this fantastic state of the art store is how different it is to the old store and having doubled its size you can now get a fabulous array of quality products in every aisle,” Mairtin.“We now have 65 staff people on the staff, having now added 20 new positions and that makes us one of the largest employers in Letterkenny area and we are all very proud of that,” he said. The shop has a vastly increased fruit and veg section, with daily delivered fresh produce, full to bursting with everything from the humble spud to exotic fruits, there is something to tempt every taste and pocket.The smell of baked bread from their new Scratch Bakery and freshly brewed coffee in the new bakery section is irresistible. Moving onto the new Deli section, there is a fantastic range of new gourmet products available, alongside the BBQ Chickens, or the freshly prepared in store pizzas ready to enjoy in less than three minutes, the choice and value on offer is truly staggering.Craft ButcherThe store has also added a hugely popular butcher’s counter.“Our Craft Butcher who only recently joined the team will gladly offer you advice on the choicest cuts at our New Meat Counter and give great tips on how to budget your meals for the week,” said Mairtin. “The store is beating its rivals in terms of excellent value and better quality products for sale and we have expanded our offerings in the off license.“Our store is now deemed a real alternative to the larger non-local supermarkets and we can demonstrate the same value as these other big retailers.“Having a family myself I know the importance of being able to Budget your shopping bill, its important you can get great offers every day and you don’t need to overspend like you sometimes can in the bigger stores.“Our staff have been widely complimented for their attention to detail in this regard. We just completed a customer service training program called I-Care to keep the already high standards in place. “Regardless of whether people are spending five cent, €5, or €500, they are leaving us their money and we are truly grateful for their custom. We are proud of our great staff here and the way in which they embrace good customer service – it continues to amaze me how well Customers are treated in the Store.”Home DeliveryHOME DELIVERY: Another service that the store employs is free home delivery, covering a vast area from Kilmacreanan, Ballyare, to Lismonaghan & Lisnenan.“We have a lady in Lismonaghan who has been dealing with us for the past 2 years, and yet she never put a foot inside the shop she places her order weekly on phone and we deliver, its that simple!” said Mairtin.“The phone and e-mail delivery service that the store operates is ‘very’ busy. Through this system, customers can shop easily and Centra Mountain Top delivers free of charge.”Mairtin and his wife Angie has been in charge at Centra Mountain Top for two years now.“We currently have a staff number of 65 here and that’s why we work tirelessly in our community through supporting local employment, local charities, local clubs, and supporting local suppliers, it’s important for us to be part of our community and give back where possible,” he added.“Angie and I and the staff want to thank our customers for their continued support, especially during the renovations. We promise that we will continue with our great offers on quality fresh food and strive.”20 NEW JOBS AT KELLY’S CENTRA AT MOUNTAIN TOP IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: August 20th, 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:20 NEW JOBS AT KELLY’S CENTRA AT MOUNTAIN TOP IN LETTERKENNYCentrakelly’s mountain top letterkennylast_img read more

Antonio, ex-mayors tackle issues

first_imgThe complexities of Los Angeles – from traffic and housing to race relations and education – offer no easy solution or quick fixes, the three men who have had to run the city over the past 12 years agreed on Wednesday. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his two predecessors, James Hahn and Richard Riordan, concluded the city faces dramatic challenges, and changes will not be easy to institute in a city continuing to grow and with competing interests seeking their share. “One of the things I had hoped for was with neighborhood councils that we would bring people from different parts of the city to see what they had in common with other areas,” Hahn said. “That is still just beginning and has a long way to go.” The three men addressed an audience of 200 people at the California Science Center as part of the 10th anniversary of the Days of Dialogue program, born out of concerns of violence from the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the riots that had erupted after the acquittal of officers in the Rodney King case. Villaraigosa, who like Hahn called for a greater policy role for the mayor in governing schools, said he has been shocked by some of what he has seen on high school campuses. “It has been like a scene out of ‘The Blackboard Jungle,” Villaraigosa said at one point of a day at Jefferson High School. “What I saw was shocking. You saw despair there. Overcrowding and a lack of hope.” While he said he believes some of the racial problems have been overplayed by the media, he said much still needs to be done if the city is going to thrive and develop a work force to fill the jobs that will be needed to make the city successful. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We are looking to do all we can, but the truth is that it is going to take time to deal with all the problems we are facing,” Villaraigosa said. “We stopped construction on streets during rush hours, but the fact is we have rush hour 24 hours a day. It is going to be up to all of us to solve these problems.” Riordan said the one thing he learned during his two terms as mayor is that a city as complex as Los Angeles has to be able to adapt and change to meet the challenges of the future, economically and politically. “We are way ahead of every other city in the country, but it is a very complicated future we face,” Riordan said. “We have issues in housing, jobs and education that are not going to be simple to solve.” While all three mayors have had their political differences in the past – Hahn and Villaraigosa ran against each other twice and Riordan clashed with Hahn when Hahn was city attorney – they all agreed Los Angeles was a city of promise and problems. In education, Riordan decried the lack of change since he was mayor when children – particularly minority youths – continue to have such a high dropout rate. last_img read more

Women’s Tennis Set For Gopher Invitational and Milwaukee Tennis Classic

first_imgBrills and Herder will see strong competition as the field features players from Miami (Fla.), Arkansas, Syracuse, Iowa, Louisiana-Monroe, North Texas, Navy, Utah State, Wisconsin, Marquette and Milwaukee. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team will split the squad up this weekend as seniors Summer Brills and Tess Herder received invitations to play at the prestigious Milwaukee Tennis Classic. The rest of the team will complete at the Gopher Invitational in Minneapolis. The Milwaukee Tennis Classic is the nation’s longest running collegiate tournament outside of the NCAA tournament. The Gopher Invitational will feature around 80 players from 10 different teams, including Nebraska-Omaha, Marquette, North Carolina State, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Northern Iowa, Iowa State, South Dakota State and host Minnesota.center_img Following this weekend’s events, the Bulldogs will have a few weeks to prepare for the MVC Individual Championships on Oct. 7-9 at Normal, Ill. Print Friendly Version The format of the tournament will be six 16-player singles flights with two rounds on Friday, one round on Saturday and one round on Sunday. Scoring will be best-out-of three, no-ad scoring with a match tiebreaker if the sets are split. There will be a daily four team doubles draw starting on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. The scoring for doubles will be one set, no-ad scoring with a tiebreaker at 6-6. Draws will be final as the tournament begins on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Play will begin on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. last_img read more

Half-time: QPR 0 Huddersfield 0

first_imgQPR, again playing without a recognised striker in the absence of Charlie Austin, failed to muster a shot on target during a dismal first half at Loftus Road.A deflected shot from Matt Phillips six minutes before the break, which drifted well wide, was greeted with ironic cheers by the frustrated home fans.Junior Hoilett went closer with two attempts in the final stages of the half, shooting over and then wide of Huddersfield keeper Joe Murphy’s near post.The visitors have been the better side and their best chance fell to Nahki Wells, whose header from Mustapha Carayol’s left-wing cross was saved by Rob Green.Keeper Green also comfortably gathered Emyr Huws’ deflected shot and saw an effort from Jason Davidson bounce harmlessly wide of his right-hand post.QPR (4-4-1-1): Green; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Konchesky; Henry, Sandro, Tozser, Hoilett; Fer; Phillips.Subs: Smithies, Angella, Luongo, Faurlin, Chery, Emmanuel-Thomas, Polter.See also:QPR v Huddersfield player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more