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Thurston set to play 300th

first_imgIt will take an injury to prevent Thurston from simultaneously entering the exclusive 300 club, as well as becoming the most capped Cowboys with 271 games for North Queensland, overtaking Matthew Bowen. The only change to the side that defeated the Parramatta Eels in Round 14 is the inclusion of Corey Jensen on the bench, taking over from Ben Spina, who injured his biceps against the Melbourne Strom in Round 15. Thurston won’t have too much time to think about his milestone, or celebrate it with his teammates, given he won’t train with them until Friday, but coach Paul Green is confident Thurston’s professionalism will shine through. “At the end of the day it’s about doing your job and putting the team first and he’s the guy that epitomises that… all being well he’ll be there Saturday,” Green said.  “He won’t have been with us, he’ll train on our last training session… But you don’t really have to make a big deal of it… I think his teammates will want to make sure it’s a memorable night for him.”The Cowboys will miss the consistency that Spina has brought off the bench since the Cowboys’ return to form over a month ago, but Green is confident Jensen will get the job done and is happy with how his side has been performing. “We’re being tested at the moment, I’ve said earlier in the year, we were well below the average for a couple of seasons so eventually you’re going to head back towards the average,” he said.  “Whether it’s luck or it’s just our turn you get presented with different challenges and that’s ours at the moment. I think all in all we’re coping really well the team is doing well despite the injury toll and… particularly in the last month I don’t think our performances have been too far off the mark.”  Photo:  NRL Photos Johnathan Thurston is set to play his 300th NRL match.last_img read more

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PNG and New Zealand yet to score in first half

first_imgWith an awesome crowd, it gave PNG team the boost to play with confidence against the favorites. New zealand being dominant in the first half with the advantage of the wind direction, PNG held them off with a strong backline defence from the Komolong brothers Alwin and Felix with Koriak Upaiga. However, with multiple attempts by the favorites, PNG goal keeper Ronald Warisan kept the ball off the net countless times. Several attempts by PNG were forced out with a strong New Zealand defence as both teams went off scoreless at half time.last_img read more

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2 plead no contest to manslaughter

first_imgLANCASTER – A Lancaster man and teenager have pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for killing a 50-year-old man in 2005 because of a previous fight and a dispute over a necklace. Reggie Hines, 29, and Barry Hawes, 17, entered their pleas after prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges of murder. “I think it was a fair resolution to the case, keeping in mind the interests of justice. It was an appropriate resolution,” Deputy District Attorney Robert Sherwood said. Hines and Hawes, who was 15 at the time, were charged in the Valentine’s Day 2005 slaying of Darryl Watkins in the courtyard of a Beech Avenue apartment complex. Authorities said Watkins was beaten and shot by gang members Hines recruited. Prosecutors said Hines was seeking revenge because Watkins had beaten him up earlier in the day in a fight over money that Watkins believed Hines had taken from him. Hawes wanted to retrieve a necklace Watkins had found in his car after Hawes had driven it, officials said. Hawes, the alleged gunman, pleaded no contest Monday to voluntary manslaughter and admitted firearm and gang allegations and will face 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in May. Hines entered his plea and admitted a gun allegation Tuesday and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. A relative described Watkins as a disabled former railroad worker and Army veteran who came to Lancaster from Indiana three weeks or a month before he was slain. The night before the slaying, Hawes drove Watkins’ car without permission, according to prosecutors. Hawes was stopped by police and the car impounded, the necklace inside. (661) 267-5744160Want 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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Liverpool’s Matip ruled out for rest of season

first_img“Matip was able to complete the full 90 minutes of the fixture, but afterwards medical assessment on the thigh revealed surgery is expected to be required to correct the problem,” said a statement on“The operation is likely to end the 26-year-old’s involvement in the remainder of the 2017-18 season.”Matip’s injury adds to manager Jurgen Klopp’s defensive woes as England full-back Joe Gomez is on the sidelines with an ankle injury whilst fellow England international Nathaniel Clyne has not played this season due to a back injury.Klopp is hoping Emre Can will have recovered from a back problem which forced him to miss Germany’s international friendlies and the win at Palace.He is also awaiting an update on Adam Lallana’s leg injury after the England midfielder limped off just three minutes after coming on in the second half of the Palace match.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool have been dealt a blow with Joel Matip ruled out for the rest of the season © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 3 – Cameroon international defender Joel Matip is out for the rest of the season, dealing a blow to Liverpool on the eve of their Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Manchester City.The 26-year-old Germany-born star requires surgery on a thigh he injured during his side’s 2-1 victory over Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace on Saturday, the club said.last_img read more

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Stima pile relegation misery on Mt. Kenya

first_imgStima had to play a majority of the second half with 10 men after skipper Vincent Omumbo was sent off in the 53rd minute for a second bookable offense.Despite the numerical disadvantage, Stima remained top of their hosts to pick the three points and scale to 13th in the standings.Western Stima striker Kennedy Otieno shields the ball away from Mount Kenya United’s Norman Werunga during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 1, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe embattled Mount Kenya came into the tie with some heap of confidence having picked up a vital 3-2 away win against fellow strugglers Zoo Kericho and were hoping to pick up consecutive wins for the first time this season against Stima.But, the powermen were not just about to coil into that momentum and went ahead first after five minutes, Otieno breaking the deadlock with a neat finish.The forward broke into the Mount Kenya box with some burst of pace from midfield before chipping over the advancing Philip Odhiambo in goal for the home side.Stima, under the tutelage of Babu who was making a return after a short sabbatical were the better side in the opening half dictating possession and limiting Mount Kenya to trying out attacks on the break.Western Stima’s Hillary Dachi vies for the ball with Mount Kenya United’s Ali Musa during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 1, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe home side lost possession cheaply and struggled to complete passes, the body language on the pitch clearly showing a side struggling to stay afloat amidst all the off pitch issues.Almost immediately after scoring, Stima came close again with Hillary Dachi’s header at point blank off a Kevin Monyi cross from the right being well saved by Odhiambo.Four minutes to the break, Stima had another chance when Herbart Kopany cited the keeper off his line and went for a cracker from 40 yards, the keeper managing to back-peddle and tip the ball behind for a corner.In the second half, Stima continued their dominance and they came close in the 56th minute when Kopany sent Dachi through on the right but the winger could not beat the keeper one on one from a tight angle.Mount Kenya United’s Timonah Wanyonyi goes in for a tackle against Western Stima’s Joel Abaliwano during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 1, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluStima put the game to bed 15 minutes from time when keeper Odhiambo converted from the spot after substitute Henry Onyango was brought down inside the box by Bernard Omondi.Onyango then completed the rout in added time when he blasted the ball into the net on his second bite of the cherry after his initial attempt off a cut back from Joel Abaliwano was blocked by the keeper.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima forward Kennedy ‘Agogo’ Otieno celebrates with teammate Herbert Kopany (right) during their Kenyan Premier League match against Mount Kenya United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 1, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 1 – Salim Babu picked his first win as Western Stima head coach as the powermen blacked out Mount Kenya United 3-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos to pile more misery on Melis Medo’s men.Kennedy ‘Agogo’ Otieno scored in the first half with keeper Samuel Odhiambo converting a penalty 15 minutes from time with substitute Henry Onyango adding the third as Mount Kenya remained rooted at the bottom of the standings with 18 points, three out of safety.last_img read more

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John Terry to suffer the same fate as these people at Chelsea?

first_img4. Samuel Eto’oMourinho angered Eto’o during the Cameroonian’s season with Chelsea in 2013 when the Portuguese boss questioned whether or not the striker was actually 32 years old.When his 12-month contract expired, Eto’o was still furious with the comments and branded Mourinho a ‘fool’ and a ‘puppet’.It’s safe to say he was never going to extend his stay in the English capital. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has fallen out with a number of people at Chelsea 6 6 2. Juan MataAfter winning the clubs’ and players’ Player of the Year award in the previous campaign, great shock was felt by Chelsea supporters when Mata was sold half way into the 2013/14 season for £37m.Especially given he was joining fierce rivals Manchester United.After his move, Mata revealed he had ‘no relationship, no dialogue’ with Mourinho and had no choice but to seek an exit. 6 3. Andre SchurrleSchurrle was an exciting acquisition for Chelsea when signed in the summer of 2013, but failed to sustain a regular starting position, despite scoring crucial goals during his short spell in south west London.After exceling in the 2014 World Cup for winners Germany, it was a surprise when he quickly fell out of favour under Mourinho.Recently Schurrle discussed the reasoning behind his move to Wolfsburg, stating that he lost the trust of Mourinho and was never offered an explanation.center_img 6 6 Chelsea vs Southampton is live on talkSPORT at 5.30pm on Saturday 3 October.At the beginning of the week, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho warned his squad that no player is ‘untouchable’, suggesting he was now prepared to make significant changes to his starting line up should their form fail to improve.The Portuguese manager stayed true to his word when he dropped Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic for their Champions League clash with Porto on Tuesday night.However, the major talking point concerns the future of John Terry.Since the 3-1 Premier League defeat to Everton in September, the Chelsea captain has been limited to just one appearance in the League Cup, and with the underperforming Branislav Ivanovic remaining a regular on the team sheet, there are suggestions that Terry’s absence could be personal.In light of such speculation, we’ve looked at six others who are no longer at Chelsea having experienced the wrath of ‘The Special One’.Could there be a place waiting for Terry on this list?1. Kevin De BruyneDe Bruyne’s career at Stamford Bridge never took off. He made just three Premier League appearances in two seasons before Mourinho gave the green light on a permanent transfer to Wolfsburg in 2014.Following his exit, there was plenty of schoolyard bitching between the pair, with Mourinho criticising the forward’s effort in training. De Bruyne of course denied this claim, and the comments continued when rumours of Manchester City’s interest emerged.According to the player, Mourinho spoke with him on just two occasions throughout his Chelsea career.But having become the Citizen’s most expensive ever signing when he joined for £55m in the summer, the 24-year-old surely isn’t looking back. 5. Eva Carneiro Dr. Eva Carneiro felt the wrath of Mourinho when she, along with physiotherapist Jon Fearn, entered the field of play to treat Eden Hazard during Chelsea’s game with Swansea in August. The Blues were searching for a winner when play was stopped after Hazard had asked the referee to send for medical assistance in the final moments of the 2-2 draw.Mourinho was left furious, suggesting his medical staff lacked an ‘understanding’ of the game, which has become one of the most talked about incidents of the season.Carneiro has since left the club and reports have suggested it was her Facebook post in the wake of the incident, thanking the public for their support, that ended her relationship with Mourinho and consequently Chelsea Football Club. 6last_img read more

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first_imgDDTV: What is with Donegal newlyweds eh? Yesterday we had the bizarre footage emerge of a couple standing in the middle of a busy road while a twin-cam ‘diffed’ around them – and now we have the bridal party trashing their dresses!This brilliant video was sent into us at Donegal Daily tagged under heading the ‘Craziest Couple I Know.” The happy couple are Colleen Davitt and Conal McGinley both from Mountcharles and Ardahey respectively.The couple emigrated to Australia a number of years ago and still reside there but returned home to get married at the weekend.Colleen and Conal got married in Mountcharles and had their reception in the beautiful Blue Haven Hotel.As we all know at some weddings, sometimes the after-party is nearly even better craic than the wedding. The traditional thing to do for most is to go for another beer to cure the hangover.However, as you can see from the video this couple and their bridal party decided to take a dip into the sea at Fintra beach still fully clothed in their wedding apparel from the previous day.Absolutely brilliant!And in the words of Danny McDyre one of the grooms men“They’re a great credit to the Parish.”Because of the privacy settings to watch the video simply just click on the option on the video which reads WATCH ON VIMEO and enjoy. DDTV: WATCH CRAZY DONEGAL NEWLYWEDS TRASH THEIR WEDDING APPAREL AS PART OF HANGOVER CURE! was last modified: June 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVFeaturesnewslast_img read more


Upland rolls past Etiwanda

first_imgONTARIO – No band to fire up the team and fans? It was no problem for Upland as Adolph Overstreet played a tune to the Highlanders’ liking as they went on to rout Etiwanda 49-6 in a Baseline League contest Thursday night at Colony High School. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Just as Overstreet’s opening score inspired the Highlanders, it deflated the Eagles (2-5, 0-2). Etiwanda did have some success moving the ball, with 17 first downs. But Etiwanda turned the ball over four times, including three in the first half and the Eagles repeatedly found themselves in third-and-long situations. Their opening drive ended when Brandon Fields lost a fumble at the Upland 42. Things didn’t improve much for Etiwanda. “When we fumbled on our first drive, it was like someone shot our dog,” Etiwanda coach Stephen Bryce said of the mood on the sideline. The Eagles had little success slowing down Upland in the first half, as the Highlanders scored on each of their first four possessions, including the kickoff return. “I thought we had good balance,” Salter said. “Both Allan (Denton) and (Brandon) Sellers ran hard. I was a little disappointed at times. … There’s still room for improvement.” Denton rushed for 98 yards on 15 carries, while Sellers rushed for 84 on nine carries. Each rushed for a touchdown, and Sellers also caught a touchdown pass from Bryan Harding. Harding was 8-of-15 passing for 134 yards and two touchdowns, with two first-half interceptions. Both of those interceptions came in the second quarter by Kameron Hamilton. But the Eagles turned it right over both times, with David Vazquez throwing a pair of interceptions including one by Cedric Ibeanusi, who returned 26 yards for a touchdown to give the Highlanders a 35-0 halftime lead. Etiwanda was playing without starting running back Allyn Fontenot, who dislocated his elbow in last week’s loss to Claremont. But Bryce wouldn’t use Fontenot’s absence as an excuse. “We’ve had personnel ready to step into that role,” Bryce said. Sophomore Dwayne Stallion rushed for a game-high 113 yards on 18 carries for Etiwanda. Bryce said he started trying to forget about this game pretty early. “I told the kids at halftime to forget the first half and play like it was 0-0,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Overstreet returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown as Upland (6-1 overall, 2-0 league) opened up a 35-point halftime lead. “I wasn’t surprised so much that when they won the coin toss, they deferred,” Upland coach Tim Salter said. “But I was surprised they chose to kick into the wind. Their kicker had been getting a lot of kickoffs into the end zone.” last_img read more

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Neutron Imaging Solves Mystery of Leeuwenhoek’s Microscopes

first_img(Visited 751 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 It’s been 300 years, and scientists are just now figuring out how Antony van Leeuwenhoek was able to grind microscope lenses of superior quality.Leeuwenhoek did it by himself. His microscopes were so good, some historians have questioned how the cloth merchant could have created lenses able to image bacteria. Now, the Delft Institute of Technology, says, has proved he was able to grind his superior lenses without help from others.Researchers from TU Delft and Rijksmuseum Boerhaave have solved an age-old mystery surrounding Antonie van Leeuwenhoek’s microscopes. A unique collaboration at the interface between culture and science has proved conclusively that the linen trader and amateur scholar from Delft ground and used his own thin lenses. Considering the unrivaled quality of the microscopic images produced by Van Leeuwenhoek, this was always thought to be practically impossible. The prevailing view was that grinding small lenses of such high quality by hand was simply a bridge too far. A new research method helped to solve the mystery—namely, using a neutron bundle from the TU Delft research reactor.Graphic by J Beverly Greene for CEH. All rights reserved.Leeuwenhoek exceeded the magnification of his contemporaries’ magnifying lenses (300x) by tenfold. “How he managed this feat remained a mystery up until now,” the researchers in his hometown say.  The reason it has taken so long to solve the mystery is that there are only 11 of his microscopes left in existence, and they are too valuable to take apart. Scientists needed a non-invasive method to study the interior design of his craftsmanship, and they found one.The mystery of the Leeuwenhoek lens was solved thanks to non-invasive neutron tomography, which made it possible to create an image of the inside of the microscope without having to break it open. The Reactor Institute Delft is home to a new instrument that operates using this technology. “Tomography involves rotating an object in a neutron bundle in front of a camera, and photographs are taken as the object rotates,” explains Lambert van Eijck, a TU Delft researcher. “Neutrons are uncharged particles and pass through metal – in contrast to X-rays, for example. After you have rotated the object through 180 degrees, you can use the collection of 2-D images to construct a 3-D image of the object on the computer.”The work proves that Leeuwenhoek did not use glass-blowing or other exotic techniques. He was just an exceptionally skilled grinder of glass lenses. What he saw through those tiny lenses would change the world:The Leeuwenhoek microscope was recently chosen as a Dutch showpiece in the design category on a national television programme. Tiemen Cocquyt says, “The instrument opened new worlds, and Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to view bacteria, sperm cells and blood cells, discoveries that he published in the journal of the British Royal Society.” With his simple, yet extremely specialised microscope, Van Leeuwenhoek saw what nobody had seen before – or even could have seen. It was another 150 years before others succeeded in building a microscope capable of revealing more.Future imaging with gamma ray spectroscopy might reveal the ingredients of the glass he used, the article says. Neutrons temporarily make the material radioactive. By watching how the radioactivity decays, scientists can learn about the elements in the glass. Research into the Leeuwenhoek mystery continues.See our CEH biography of Antony van Leeuwenhoek, a Christian who believed God created the tiny creatures he saw. His delight in studying them, proving that belief in God as Creator is not a science stopper, but a science motivator. His main problem was in getting the skeptics of his day to believe that such wonders really existed. And when they tried to say “stuff happens” to explain them (i.e., spontaneous generation), he proved that living things always came from prior living things. Evolutionists today have not learnt the lesson of Leeuwenhoek.last_img read more

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