Adam Goodes remembered as one of Sydney Swans’ greatest

first_imgGoodes 35, made a low-key exit from the game he has graced since 1999, announcing his retirement to team-mates in the sheds after Saturday’s semi-final home loss to North Melbourne.He eschewed the fanfare of an emotional public farewell out on the field and the chance to be chaired off the ground, like retiring team-mate Rhyce Shaw.At the end of an epic career and tumultuous season, Goodes leaves the game having chalked up 372 appearances, the eighth highest tally of all time and the most by an indigenous player.He won two premiership and Brownlow Medals, a Rising Star award, made the All-Australian team four times, captained Sydney and the Australian side in the international rules series and was named in the indigenous team of the century.”I think he goes down as probably our greatest Swan,” said former Swans forward Michael O’Loughlin, whose record of 303 games Goodes surpassed in 2012.”Thats no disrespect to anyone who has played for us before, but I think the influence and the winning percentage games that he has been able to play, for the longevity.”Your superstars play for a long time and he’s absolutely one of those without a question.”It was a pretty emotional night.”Sydney coach John Longmire echoed O’Loughlin’s lofty valuation of Goodes.”We’ve had a few great players over the last few years retire, none as great as Goodesy, no disrespect to the others,” Longmire said.”He’s been an absolute icon to this footy club, 18 years, a couple of Brownlows, four All-Australians, he’s been a superstar of the game.”After taking a week off following booing from opposing fans at several away matches, Goodes finished his final season in strong fashion.He was among Sydney’s best players in the back-to-back finals losses which denied him the opportunity to become the first Swan to win three premierships.”The old man finished his season off pretty well over the last month and a half, two months,” O’Loughlin joked.last_img read more

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The glorious month of Atlético

first_imgOn December 11, 2019, that is almost a month ago, Atlético played it against Lokomotiv. The rojiblanco team played a decisive match against the Russian team, which had to give it the qualification for the Champions League round of 16. Simeone’s team won 2-0, with goals from João Félix, penalty kick, and Felipe and the first major goal of the season had been accomplished. A month later Atlético has seen its moment of crisis that is going through in November, is in third position, five points from Barça and Madrid in LaLiga and qualified for the final of the Spanish Super Cup after finally winning the Barça team . A glorious month has put Atlético ready to win everything. In this month Atlético has played five games and won all five. He won the Champions League, and then won the three garters. He did it consecutively to Osasuna, Betis and Levante. It was the second time of the season that he won three LaLiga games in a row. Nine points out of nine that have placed Atlético in third position, tied with Sevilla. And five of the garter head. And finalist of the Supercopa of Spain, winning in a historic match against Barcelona. Real Madrid waits for a new final, this time of the Spanish Super Cup. Atletico has also recovered the goal in this magical month. He scored two goals for Lokomotiv, two others to Osasuna, Betis and Levante. And the three against Barcelona. Curiously, he had only scored three goals twice before. It was against Eibar and against Espanyol. Behind it seems that the scoring drought that the Madrid team had during many phases of the season has passed. This month, in these five games, Atlético has scored eleven goals. Three Morata, three Correa, two Felipe, one Koke, one Saúl and one also João Félix. And what is better, he conceded four goals. Barcelona made two in the semi-final of Supercopa.last_img read more

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Ancajas adds weight but camp not worried: ‘It’s normal’

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jerwin Ancajas weighs 115.8 pounds after Thursday morning’s workout.CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS—At first glance, the pile of white tucked at the corner of Jerwin Ancajas’ hotel room were soiled beddings and pillows.But upon closer look, a cell phone became visible and there was slight movement beneath the sheets. Somebody was in there, listening to music. It was Jerwin Ancajas.ADVERTISEMENT The International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion went old-school sauna to help him sweat more Thursday night.Earlier, he did the mitts with trainer Joven Jimenez and ran short jogs to rev up the muscles. After 15 minutes, he went out, stripped out of sweat suits and proceeded to the toilet to check his weight.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 folkAncajas logged 117 pounds—two lbs above the weight limit and 1.2 over the 115.8 he registered Wednesday night.Instead of being concerned, however, Jimenez felt relieved. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Staredown fails to shake Ancajas’ knees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jerwin Ancajas jogs inside his room at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina. | @rluarcaINQ pic.twitter.com/DldrHk9ZL2— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) February 2, 2018He told Manila-based sportswriters that Ancajas was really supposed to weigh within that range less than 24 hours before Friday’s official weigh-in.“It’s normal for Jerwin,” said Jimenez. “He can shed two, four or even five pounds in one solid training session” because he perspires a lot.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Even former world champion Rodel Mayol and Asian Games gold medalist Roberto Jalnaiz, who were tapped by Jimenez to assist him and Ancajas here for the Feb. 3 title fight, were surprised by the amount of sweat that oozed out when Ancajas did the treadmill Thursday morning at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina fitness center.“With the way he (Ancajas) sweats , he can even go down to 105,” Mayol, the former World Boxing Council light flyweight titlist,” said in jest. “But we have to make sure that the nutrients he lost are replenished.”Jerwin Ancajas does old school “sauna” after Thursday night’s workout at his hotel room. | @rluarcaINQ pic.twitter.com/NuTPHUQRUy— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) February 2, 2018That’s why Ancajas was allowed to eat small servings, with soup on the side, making him heavier when he woke up after an afternoon nap.According to Jimenez, Ancajas will still be given food by midnight, but without rice.To give his ward ample time to rest and sleep, Jimenez switched rooms with Ancajas.“When he wakes up, hell’ be a little bit heavier and he’ll get the weight in one session before lunch,” said Jimenez.If not, the old reliable sauna will come in handy. View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 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 awardlast_img read more

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Man believed to be in Fort St. John after skipping court date in Alberta

first_imgPelkey, who also goes by the name of Will Robinson, is six feet tall, weighs 175 pounds, and has dark hair and green eyes.Anyone who may have seen Pelkey, or knows of his whereabouts, is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Justice officials in Alberta have issued an arrest warrant for William Pelkey, who they believe to once again be in the Fort St. John area.Court officials say Pelkey was supposed to appear before a judge in Peace River Provincial Court June 22 regarding a number of alleged sexual offences involving minors, but did not show up.The events are alleged to have taken place in the Manning area in 2007 and 2013.- Advertisement -Manning RCMP Cst. Scott Ritchie confirmed authorities believe Pelkey is once again in, or heading to, Fort St. John, although is connection to the city remains unclear.It’s not the first time Pelkey has been wanted by police.On May 21, Fort St. John RCMP issued a public warning that Pelkey was believed to be in the city and wanted on the outstanding charges. He was quickly arrested by local police on May 22 without incident and handed over to Alberta authorities.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dog agency co-founder stays in seclusion

first_imgFallout from that publicity has literally ruined Baktis’ life, her attorney Keith Fink said. Her business, Paw Boutique on Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, which specializes in home-delivering organic and natural pet products, has been shut down for days. “And you can thank Ellen DeGeneres for that,” Fink said. “She’s hemmed in at home, and she doesn’t want to come out because of the death threats. I hope everything returns to normal in a week or two.” On her show Thursday, DeGeneres said she disapproved of the threats Baktis has received. “I want nothing, nothing more than the dog returned to that family,” DeGeneres said. “But you don’t resort to violence. So anybody out there, please stop that.” Fink said Iggy is now in a new home. But he declined to provide details. Along with threats, Baktis also has received an “outpouring of positive responses” from her clients, some of whom have even sent small monetary contributions, Fink said. “She’s in a bind because of this – she’s got no business, and she can’t eat her rent,” he said. “If she can’t get her business back up and running, I don’t know what she’s going to do.” Fink said his client has been flexible about adoption rules in the past. But DeGeneres’ hairdresser refused to even sign an adoption contract for Iggy. “Their collective arrogance – the Ellen DeGeneres-Hollywood mentality – was, `No, (the dog) is staying with us,”‘ Fink said. molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – She’s been hounded into hiding and her business is, well, going to the dogs. Such has been the price Pasadena-based Mutts and Moms’ co-founder Marina Baktis has paid for standing up to a Hollywood heavyweight, her attorney said Thursday. Baktis, 38, who co-founded the nonprofit dog-rescue agency, is virtually hiding out inside her home after getting death threats from dozens of rabid fans of TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The celebrity and the dog rescuer continued locked in battle Thursday over Iggy, a Brussels Griffon mix that DeGeneres and her partner, actress Portia de Rossi, adopted from Mutts and Moms on Sept. 20. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But when Iggy and the couple’s cats clashed, DeGeneres handed the dog over to her hairstylist, in violation of the adoption contract the comedian signed. According to a copy of the contract, DeGeneres signed away her right to transfer ownership of Iggy without Mutts and Moms’ permission. On Sunday, an agency representative went to DeGeneres’ hairdresser’s home and took Iggy back. That’s when the dogfight began. On her show, DeGeneres has cried and begged the group to return the dog, which she said had bonded with her stylist’s two daughters, ages 11 and 12. last_img
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Police panelist seeks diversity in LAPD force

first_imgSaying officers’ lack of diversity is among the most pressing problems facing the LAPD, Robert Saltzman was sworn in Wednesday as the latest police commissioner, seeking to make the department reflect the community. Saltzman, 53, who was unanimously confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council, will replace an openly gay commissioner, Shelley Freeman, who left to focus on her banking job. She was viewed as a champion of diversity who bluntly pointed out instances of poor management in the Los Angeles Police Department. Saltzman, a former city ethics commissioner and an associate dean at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law since 1988, is also gay and says he, too, will focus on diversifying the 9,549-officer force. “Diversifying the police force is a significant problem, perhaps the most significant problem facing the force,” he told the council. “I view it as a very long, very difficult process and for me … one of the most important, if not the most important, issues.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsA recent report from the commission found that of the 584 recruits who graduated in the 2006-2007 fiscal year, only 6percent were African-American. And most of the LAPD command staff is white. Though the department has been aggressively reaching out to people of color and to the homosexual and transgender community, Saltzman said it is often management that makes the difference. And he noted that during his time at USC, he helped diversify the student body. “From the gay-guy standpoint, I am thrilled,” Councilman Bill Rosendahl said during the swearing-in. “We as gays and lesbians have problems with the Police Department.” The five-member Police Commission creates policy for the department and often sets the tone for high-profile investigations, such as reviews of this year’s May Day melee at MacArthur Park involving police and immigrant-rights protesters. During Wednesday’s meeting, the council pressed Saltzman on everything from the rotation of top brass to whether officers should live in the city. He cautiously told council members that he still needs to familiarize himself with the ins and outs of the department and policy matters. But he said he has been pleased with how the LAPD has handled the MacArthur Park case, pointing to its recently released report that offered a frank look at officer mistakes. Before working for USC, Saltzman served as special counsel to the Los Angeles County health director and was a senior deputy to a county supervisor. Saltzman was appointed to the city Ethics Commission in 2005. He is a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute’s board. “He has the academic background, both personally and professionally,” said Councilman Jack Weiss, head of the council’s Public Safety Committee. “He is altogether a tried and true, very careful, very deliberate … person.” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com 818-713-3741160Want 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

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FPL tips for gameweek 7, including Van Dijk, Robertson, Mendy, and Jorginho

first_img REPLY 11 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade In: Anthony Knockaert (Brighton) – £5.5m Latest Football News silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY huge blow 11 ADVICE This is a touch risky but sometimes you need to speculate to accumulate. Wolves have four decent fixtures coming up and may choose to throw caution to the wind as they look to rack up some wins, if they do the dominating dribbler could be the star of the show – if his final ball is right. In: Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – £5.5m Don’t know who to drop or who to sign this week? Well, never fear, talkSPORT are here to help with our tips for Gameweek 7.Whether you’re forced into alterations by injuries and suspensions or you just fancy changing things up, we’ve got some perfect solutions for you.For talkSPORT.com’s Fantasy Premier League tips scroll down. 11 11 He may be an excellent player but the defender has only scored 24 points so far and could well be out of their clash with Chelsea. A quick swap out for one game may be the best solution but you should also consider better available options at his price. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Just like Ruben Neves, the Blues midfielder is a cheap option with little upside at the moment. You can get far more productive players even at his cheap price. 11 The Spaniard is Nuno Espirito Santo’s starting left wing-back and is doing well so far, the promoted side aren’t conceding many goals and are also nicking winners. Jonny, thanks to his advanced position, is averaging 1.3 key passes per game and one shot per game so might get some extra points for you sooner rather than later. The flying French full-back has now been absent for four match with a foot problem and the club are keeping quiet on how long it will be until he returns. His value has plummeted and now is the time to ditch him if you haven’t already. In: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – £6.3m 11 11 BEST OF Should you sign or sell these three Premier League superstars? His opening day goal and assist saw his ownership soar in FPL but he’s done nothing since. It’s time to experiment with your cheap midfielder. no dice The marauding Scotsman is vital for the Reds and is already the second highest scoring defender in the game. The only reason you shouldn’t pick up the left-back is if you’ve already got three Liverpool players in your side. Out: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – £6.0m In: Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – £4.4m 11 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? We’re into full swing as far as the Fantasy Premier League goes and now we can really assess the form book.It’s vital you now get your transfers right as clubs juggle domestic and European football, with players now being rested and rotated. 11 11 11 No-one likes a smart arse but we’re happy we listed the ex-Norwich City midfielder in our bargains list at the start of the season. He’s notched three goals and got one assist, getting him a tasty 34 points. They have a decent run until December too. Out: Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) – £6.1m Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Armenian has just 18 points to his name this season and hasn’t started the Gunners’ last three Premier League matches. You need to sell him as soon as possible before his value dips. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Out: Jorginho (Chelsea) – £5.1m RANKED Out: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) – £7.0m Now, they may have Manchester City on Saturday but consider this a long-term gain. The French winger had a tough campaign last year and now appears to back to his best after losing his father and going through a marital break-up. He’s got a goal and three assists already and could have had more than one goal against Tottenham and is set for a kind run of fixtures from next week onwards. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Out: Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – £5.2m Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ In: James Maddison (Leicester City) – £6.8m REVEALED last_img read more

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PROP 79 CON: Patients could be left without medications

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Opponents of Proposition 79 say it is based on programs that have been unsuccessful in other states and would set up a situation doomed for failure. The pharmaceutical industry – which backs Proposition 78, a competing measure on the ballot – argues that Proposition 79 would change the state’s Medi-Cal program, which gets federal funds, and so would require federal government approval. They say that because of that, Proposition 79 would never be implemented because the federal government has never approved a program whose participants earn up to 400 percent of the poverty level. Critics also say a Proposition 79 provision that would allow the state to stop purchasing drugs from certain companies that don’t offer discounts could result in a delay of medications being made available to patients. John Kehoe of the California Senior Advocates League said his group opposes Proposition 79 because of that leverage mechanism. “The point of stress comes in what’s called the hammer,” Kehoe said. “The hammer places Medi-Cal recipients at risk of having good pharmaceutical support because the drugs provided for them would be held up unless the pharmaceutical companies comply with the program. I don’t think that’s correct.” The pharmaceutical industry has amassed more than $80 million for its dual Yes on 78/No on 79 campaigns. So far, polls have shown neither measure likely to win in November, although the pharmaceutical industry’s Proposition 78 is slightly leading. A recent Field Poll found 49 percent of likely voters support Proposition 78, with 31 percent opposed – while 42 percent supported Proposition 79, with 34 percent opposed. Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Adventure Race wins top award

first_imgAdventure race goers really like their Bling so much so Kayathon.ie Ireland’s Adventure Race Magazine ran an online poll to award the country’s best adventure race medal In recent years Donegal has fast become the Adventure Capital of Ireland with races in every corner of this scenic county with WAAR the Wild Atlantic Adventure Race being the biggest in the County.Donegal has recently been voted the best county to go Kayaking in, the Coolest place in the World and Donegal International Airport has been voted as having the second most scenic Runway in the World. It’s not everyone that gets to fly into this airport, however, the WAAR committee in conjunction with Donegal International Airport give competitors the unique opportunity to run on the Runway during the Adventure Race. The WAAR cabinet are delighted to receive this award on the same day that they opened their online entries for WAAR.ie 2018 which is a fundraising event for CLG Naomh Muire happening in the Lower Rosses on May 12th 2018.They wound like to thank their medal supplier Titan Sports for their professionalism and patience in helping them design the cool medal.WAAR are also nominated for the best adventure race T-shirt award with voting starting on Monday.Why not challenge yourself in 2018 and take advantage of their early bird price by signing up today on WAAR.ie Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Adventure Race wins top award was last modified: December 5th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:WAARlast_img read more

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Soft Squid Ink Sac Claimed to Be 150 Million Years Old

first_img51; The BBC News announced the discovery of a fossil squid with its ink sac still intact.  “The fossil, thought to be 150 million years old, was found when a rock was cracked open, revealing the one-inch-long black ink sac.”  The ink has been sent to Yale for analysis.  An article on the Daily Mail UK shows a close-up of the ink sac and a drawing being made with the ink.  Reporter David Derbyshire wrote, “The odds of finding something as delicate as a squid’s ink sac intact after so long are put at a billion to one,” but he did not explain how the odds were calculated.    Dr. Phil Wilby of the British Geological Survey (shown in a report on the Metro UK explained why this fossil was so surprising.  “They can be dissected as if they are living animals, you can see the muscle fibres and cells.  It is difficult to imagine how you can have something as soft and sloppy as an ink sac fossilised in three dimension, still black, and inside a rock that is 150 million years old.”A group of old men were spinning their best yarns at a reunion, playing “Can you top this?”  The prize went to old Charlie, who said, “When I was a young scuba diver, I found an old Spanish galleon off the coast of Bermuda.  It was dark and cold and looked downright haunted.  So I slithered through an opening and got inside.  Then I saw a faint glow and went toward it, and…”  The others leaned forward with anticipation.  “So what did you find, Charlie?” asked Hubert.  “I went around a corner, down a hatch, and found this old lantern, and the light was still lit!”    If you don’t believe Charlie’s story, then why would you believe Uncle Phil’s tale that this ink sac is 150 million years old, and “The structure is similar to ink from a modern squid so we can write with it.”  Indeed, the article features a sketch made of the creature, with its Latin name, drawn with the ink they found in the fossil.  Try writing with one of the old dried up pens in your desk.  Inventing a term “the Medusa Effect” for the long-lasting fossilization of soft tissue is a euphemism for “We haven’t got a clue!”    What does this tell you about the so-called Jurassic Era you’ve heard about all your life?  What does this do to the rest of the geologic column?  What does this do to the evolutionary belief system built on the vast ages of time they treat as scientific fact?  Get real.  If fossil squid ink is still writeable today, we’ll give him a few thousand years, but not millions.  We know old Charlie had a knack for stretching the truth.(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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