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Broken jaw gives Aloiai timely perspective

first_imgAloiai was among several Tigers players to visit Liverpool Hospital’s Paediatric Unit on Monday to hand out Christmas gifts donated by club members to kids spending the holiday period in hospital and Aloiai told NRL.com that his own recent hospital stint meant he’d been particularly looking forward to doing something nice for the kids.”With the time I spent in hospital recently I was really looking forward to doing this visit,” Aloiai said.”I had some empathy for the kids we were about to visit and couldn’t help thinking about the toy drive we were about to do. I was really excited since then to do this toy drive. “I couldn’t help but think about all the kids that are going to spend their Christmas in hospital.”The devout 21-year-old said football was just as much about giving back to the community as what players do on the field.”A lot of the kids are going through a tough time at the moment so for us to come and cheer them up a little bit I think makes a world of difference for them and we’re blessed to be able to do it,” he said.”Footy’s not just about what we do on the field, not what we do at training; it’s about being able to use that to go and bless people.”I know the boys love doing it and we love it even more once we see the reaction of the kids and the parents and the whole thing.”Aloiai suffered the broken jaw just three weeks into the club’s return to training at a beach session but politely declined to dob in which teammate it was who clobbered him, causing several fractures to his jaw.”Three weeks into pre-season we were doing a contact session on the beach and I just copped a bit of a shot in the jaw and got a few breaks. I had surgery that weeks and had a few weeks off but back training now,” he said.”I can’t remember, I don’t want to do dropping any names, we’ll keep that on the hush!” he laughed. “Accidents happen, that’s footy.”Aloiai is already back in full training minus the contact sessions.”At the moment I’m back to everything except for contact, it’s been really quick actually. After the Christmas break I should be practically be into everything,” he said.The former Eels NYC player – who in 2016 became the first Wests Tigers player to play every year in his debut season – said he’d be treating his breakthrough year as a building block while the club would feed on the pain of missing the finals by one game as it looked to go even better in 2017.”Last year was a really good year [personally] and I’m really happy with how it went. That’s pretty much the building block and foundation moving into this year. It’s onward and upward this year,” he said.”Being one game out of the finals really hurt. Even though we’re moving forward we’re holding onto that pain and we’re not going to allow ourselves to feel that again and we’re gunning hard for the top eight this year.”last_img read more

Barça rectifies and saves the Youth from the salary cut

first_imgApart from the footballers, The technicians, assistants and other employees of Juvenil A also get rid of the salary reduction, which will affect the rest of the professional teams and sections. The footballers and employees of Juvenil B were already exempt from this reduction as they were considered ‘amateur’ for all intents and purposes.On the other hand, who maintains the ERTE in all its extension is the Blaugrana subsidiary, who will have to assume a significant reduction in his salary, both coaches and footballers. Cases like Ansu Fati, a subsidiary player but with absolute first team dynamics, will have to be dealt with individually.Remember that in principle, the Juvenile A had an ERTE of 30%, which was an important setback for a category that already has limited salaries. In any case, the managers of Barcelona have had sufficient sensitivity to rectify in time and thus show their support and trust for the youth team and the training football. Among all the athletes affected by the ERTE of FC Barcelona, ​​they were by far the most affected by the threat of a salary cut: Juvenil A players, kids between 15 to 16 years old, who They are not yet professionals, but they do not have amateur status either, and they have chips of around 45,000 euros gross. in the best case.Well, this Tuesday in the late afternoon, they received from the leaders of Youth A the official statement that their salary will not be affected despite the ERTE that the Blaugrana club will present in the next few hours. In your case, the employment regulation file will be presented, but it will be fully compensated by the compensatory help of the first team players and the entity itself, guaranteeing them 100% of the payroll.last_img read more

Former jockey James Long dies in car crash

first_imgSHELBYVILLE, Kentucky (AP): James Long, a jockey who won more than 300 races in his career, has died in a car accident. He was 62. Shelby County (Kentucky) Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Rice said that Long died Tuesday night after losing control of his car and veering into a grassy median while travelling east on I-64 near Shelbyville. Long’s car catapulted before landing on its nose. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Rice said that neither drugs nor alcohol is considered a factor in the wreck, but the investigation is ongoing, and toxicology reports are pending. One of racing’s few African-American jockeys when he started in the mid-1970s, Long won 309 races and earned more than $2.7 million in 4,029 starts from 1976 to 2008. Long, born in New York City, won multiple-stakes races and earned his first as an apprentice aboard Valid Appeal in the 1975 Dwyer Handicap at Belmont Park, guiding the 14-1 long shot to a three-length victory on a sloppy track. The Frankfort, Kentucky, resident had recently worked as a steward and clerk of scales at Hazel Park Raceway in Michigan. “He was real professional and a diligent worker,” Hazel Park assistant director of track operations Mike Stommen said of Long. “Just a pleasant person to work with.” NOTE: James Long also rode at Caymanas Park in Jamaica during the 1990s. DRUG, ALCOHOL NOT FACTORSlast_img read more

Leverkusen keeper Leno joins Arsenal

first_imgThe 26-year-old made 230 appearances for Leverkusen across seven seasons in the Bundesliga and has won six caps for Germany but was not included in Joachim Low’s 23-man squad for the World Cup.The Stuttgart academy product holds the distinction of being the youngest goalkeeper to feature in a Champions League match when he played for Leverkusen against Chelsea in 2011 at just 19 years and 193 days old.Arsenal’s head coach Unai Emery told the club’s website: “We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us.“Bernd is a goalkeeper of high quality and experience. He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years.“We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in pre-season.”Leno will become Emery’s second official signing since replacing Arsene Wenger at the end of the season, with former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving on a free transfer.Sky Sports News understands the Gunners have also agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, with the transfer expected to be formally announced on July 1.They are also in talks with Sampdoria for midfielder Lucas Torreira and an agreement is close, according to Sky in Italy.-By Sky Sports- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has completed his move to Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, June 19 – Arsenal have completed a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.Arsenal are yet to confirm the transfer fee or length of Leno’s contract.last_img read more


first_imgIreland is recalculating its claim to potentially oil and gas-rich Atlantic waters — right down to the very last centimetre including Rockall off the coast of Donegal.RockallFor the first time in almost 60 years, the exact measurements of the country’s territorial waters, including part of the disputed Rockall Bank, are being taken from 50 specially selected points.Operation Baseline will help chart more accurate maritime maps and be used to cement claims to the continental shelf up to 565km from shore. Over the last few weeks, the Air Corps winched geographers on to some of the most inaccessible headlands and islands on our shores to mark co-ordinates first given to the UN in 1959.A Department of Foreign Affairs official told the Irish Examiner: “The new co-ordinates will be used to update electronic maritime charts and the project will also allow the outer limits of the State’s maritime zones to be determined with much greater accuracy.“More accurate mapping is important for a range of matters, including exploration, licensing and law enforcement.”As part of the operation, an Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) team used GPS to pinpoint the 50 locations and permanently marked them with brass plates. The most northerly is Scart Rocks off Malin Head, with the western extremities including an unnamed rock beside Black Rock lighthouse off Mayo and the Great Foze Rock off the Blasket Islands in Kerry. Along the south coast, Bream Point on Cape Clear in Cork and Carnsore Point in Wexford are on the limits.Andy McGill, Operation Baseline co-ordinator with the OSi, said: “Basically, it is redefining the territorial limits.”Ireland has a 19km territorial sea and a 321km exclusive economic zone before any additional claims are made to the continental shelf, including the Rockall Bank.The Geological Survey of Ireland says potential territorial waters stretch to 898,442km sq — an area bigger than the oil-rich North Sea.However, claims to Rockall itself are virtually pointless under international law. GOVERNMENT PUTS ROCKALL BACK ON THE MAP! was last modified: October 27th, 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:donegalrockalllast_img read more

Sarri to be appointed Chelsea manager with Blues legend named his assistant

first_img gameday cracker Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Latest Chelsea news crackers 2 possible xi There were said to be issues over the fee Chelsea would pay the Serie A side to release Sarri from his contract, with the Blues unwilling to match an £8m clause in his deal, which expired at the end of May.However, Gazzetta dello Sport say the deal is now back on and Sarri will sign a two-year contract with the option of a third as early as next week. smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures shining Talks are set to be held between Chelsea chiefs and Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis over the fee to be paid for the transfer of Sarri to Stamford Bridge, before the deal can be formalised.The same report says Sarri will be joined at Chelsea by one of the club’s true legends, with Gianfranco Zola believed to be returning to Stamford Bridge as one of the manager’s assistants. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED Zola, who made over 300 appearances for Chelsea as a player, has been out of work since resigning as Birmingham manager in April 2017. 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware Maurizio Sarri is set to be appointed Chelsea’s new manager on a three-year contract, according to reports.Sarri, the still-contracted Napoli coach, has been in talks with the west London club for a number of weeks, and has already been replaced at the Stadio San Paolo by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti. Zola played over 300 times for Chelsea between 1996 and 2003 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED A deal to bring Sarri to Stamford Bridge has reportedly finally been agreed possible standings Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

A’s first baseman Matt Olson discusses his post-surgery plans

first_imgOAKLAND — First baseman Matt Olson said Sunday there remains no timeline for his to return to the lineup, although he’s confident the A’s have the personnel to make up for his absence for at least the first few weeks of the season.Olson was welcomed back to the A’s clubhouse by his teammates Sunday, two days after he had surgery to remove the fractured hamate bone in his right hand. Olson said the surgery went well and now just has to be patient to let the hand heal.“I don’t think the team …last_img read more

How to Give Yourself More Time

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Productivity is not a measurement of how much you do. It doesn’t matter how many tasks you can cross off a list each day or each week. Productivity is a measurement of results, of outcomes. Busyness, often seen as proof that one is productive is more likely to be evidence a lack of production.If you want to be truly productive, you must give yourself more time, time spent doing what is most important to your results.There is a reason to use three 90-minute blocks for your most important work each day.First, 90 minutes is enough time to make real progress on a project, a result, or an outcome. It gives you enough time to focus on the task at hand, and that focus is now the currency of effectiveness in an age of distractions.Second, three 90-minute blocks provide you with 4.5 hours to focus on what’s most important. If you look back over your last week, you might struggle to find a single day when you spent 4.5 hours on your most important tasks, let alone a week that resulted in 22.5 hours of intentional work.Those 90-minute blocks each day provide you with 4.5 hours of work. Assuming you work an 8-hour day, you are taking just over half the day for your real work, leaving you almost half the day to respond to the needs of your clients and your company. If you have money come out of your paycheck to be invested every week, you are already practicing this by paying yourself first. You need to pay yourself first each day when it comes to doing work that matters, work that makes a difference, work that moves the needle.By giving yourself more time, you give your most important projects and tasks the time and focus that moves them forward, task by task, day by day, and week by week. These focused blocks of work start to stack up, your productivity—and your results—skyrocket.No one is going to give you more time. If you want to do work that matters, you must give yourself the time.last_img read more

Supreme Court admits Congress plea against Goa Minister

first_imgIn a blow to the Manohar Parrikar-led BJP government in Goa, the Supreme Court on Friday admitted a Congress party appeal to disqualify the State’s Health Minister Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane for playing “fraud on the Constitution.”Mr. Rane had quit the Congress and joined the BJP last year.A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra issued notice to the State of Goa, Election Commission of India, Goa State Election Commission, Speaker of the Goa State Legislative Assembly, former pro-tem Speaker Sidharth Sripad Kuncalienker and Mr. Rane, among other BJP leaders in the State.The Congress said Mr. Rane defied a party whip to vote against the Parrikar government during the Floor Test conducted in the Goa Assembly on March 16, 2017 on the orders of the Supreme Court. The special leave petition said though Mr. Rane signed the whip at 11 a.m., he abstained from voting and instead walked out of the Assembly. He returned later in the afternoon and tendered his resignation, which was accepted without question by the pro-tem Speaker Mr. Kuncalienker.A few days later, Mr. Rane joined the BJP and was made the Health Minister. He contested a by-election in Goa and won, thus continuing to be a Member of the Legislative Assembly.The Congress, represented by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi and advocates Sangramsingh Bhonsle and Samridhi Jain, argued that both the pro-tem Speaker and Mr. Rane “played mischief” and reduced the anti-defection law to a “paper tiger.” Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi for Mr. Rane countered that an absentee legislator leaving the Assembly without voting cannot derail a floor test and invite the anti-defection law.Chief Justice Misra observed that the question of law whether “a Speaker ought to have accepted the resignation of a member who had invited disqualification by an act of defiance without conducting inquiry” should be examined in detail.last_img read more

Commissioner Silver says Seattle a strong candidate for ‘inevitable’ NBA expansion

first_imgLATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The Washington-based franchise has also been home to an array of amazing talents through the years, including Garry Payton, Shawn Kemp, Ray Allen and even Kevin Durant during his rookie year in 2007-2008.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cavaliers execs reject Irving trade talk, deny team in chaos Speaking with Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum in a Player’s Tribune interview, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed that Seattle is high on the list of possible destinations of the league’s “inevitable” expansion.“I think it’s just a question of when the right time is to seriously start thinking about expansion,” the NBA executive said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I don’t want to put a precise timeline on it, but it’s inevitable at some point that we’ll start looking at the growth of franchises,” he said. “That’s always been the case in this league, and Seattle will no doubt be on a short list of cities we’ll look at.”The Sonics entered the league in the 1967-1968 season and won an NBA Championship the following year, led by Jack Sikma and Paul Silas.  After the 2007–08 season ended, the team relocated to Oklahoma and now plays as the Oklahoma City Thunder. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Former Seattle Supersonics rookie Kevin Durant (35) greets LeBron James before an NBA basketball game in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)The Seattle Supersonics was certainly one of the the most popular franchises in the National Basketball Association (NBA) during its tenure in the league from 1967 to 2008.Nine years removed from having its own NBA franchise, the basketball-hungry city could once again be soon hosting its own team.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more