Marshall and Foran remain in Kiwis squad

first_imgThe veteran halves are in a 19-strong group announced by coach Michael Maguire, with regular five-eighth Kodi Nikorima having been ruled out of contention by the Warriors.Maguire confirmed Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will retain the captaincy, even though a shift to the wing or centres looms following the return to availability of star fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who missed all of last year’s five Tests.Veteran hooker Issac Luke is in the group of eight players cut from the 27-man group unveiled midweek ahead of Saturday’s clash in Auckland.Luke won a premiership with Maguire at Souths but the coach has shunned sentiment, leaving Brandon Smith as his only starting hooker option.The halves represent an intriguing dilemma for Maguire, who fielded Shaun Johnson and Nikorima through most of last year.Johnson has just returned from a hamstring injury at Cronulla and, if picked, will link with one of either Marshall or Foran, who have both starred previously for the Kiwis and played more than 20 Tests each.Former skipper Marshall, 34, hasn’t played a Test since 2012, having been unwanted by previous coaches Stephen Kearney and David Kidwell despite consistently expressing a desire to wear the black jersey again.Bulldogs star Foran has played one Test in the last four years, his prospects not aided by off-field problems.Three uncapped candidates are Cronulla second-rower Briton Nikora, Melbourne fullback Jahrome Hughes and Sydney Roosters forward Zane Tetevano, who was named for last year’s tour of England but was later ruled out with injury.The three backs omitted by Maguire are Jamayne Isaako, Jordan Rapana and Nikorima. Brisbane winger Isaako was subsequently confirmed in the Samoa team to face Papua New Guinea in Sydney on Saturday.The forwards to miss the cut are Luke, Joseph Tapine, Isaiah Papali’i, Martin Taupau and the uncapped Aganatius Paasi.Manly prop Taupau announced an allegiance switch to Samoa midweek while the NZ Rugby League said Canberra had made both Rapana and Tapine unavailable for selection.KIWISBacks: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jahrome Hughes, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Ken Maumalo, Esan Marsters, Joseph Manu, Kieran Foran, Shaun Johnson, Benji Marshall,Forwards: James Fisher-Harrs, Zane Tetevano, Isaac Liu, Briton Nikora, Kenny Bromwich, Leeson Ah Mau, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jesse Bromwich, Brandon Smith.last_img read more

Alén, the ‘mayoress’ of Osasuna

first_imgAllen combines just relentlessly this sport with the work in the pharmacy of his family, which he carries with his brother, and his work as mayor, a profession that came “almost unintentionally”. “Really the name is not mayoress. She is called the council president. I do the same as a mayoress, but without charging “, Lidia clarifies, who tells how the idea of ​​leading this town of 160 inhabitants. “People asked me to introduce myself because they wanted young people. If I didn’t, an external commission would come and I didn’t like that idea,” he confesses. With little free time, Lidia explains how It combines the three professions. “I book two afternoons a week at the pharmacy to get well to two training sessions with Osasuna and to meet beforehand with the secretary in the council to make arrangements. The rest of the training sessions I arrive late on weekends I take turns at the pharmacy “, Lidia, who has a busy life with or without confinement. Now his work is important. She is one of the heroines in this health crisis.Unforgettable day and record attendance at El SadarLidia Alén points out in the interview with AS that one of your best momentss as a footballer it was the day they played at El Sadar in front of 10,000 spectators, one of the highest assists in Spanish women’s football and the women’s team’s own record in the rojillo temple. “That was impressive. It was a very important match before a direct rival and seeing those people cheering like he never made us win the match, “says the Navarrese footballer, who dreams of conquering the Osasunista stadium soon: “The illusion of all is that They open El Sadar to us again and take as many people as possible and put women’s football where it deserves. “ From Osasuna footballer, to pharmaceutical. And as a pharmacist, to act as mayor in Acedo, a small town in Navarre. Lidia Alén’s life (Acedo, 1993) walks through these three very different worlds, but which in turn have fit perfectly into the day-to-day life of this young woman from Navarra. The midfielder Rojilla attended AS by telephone in the middle of this health crisis to tell your curious story. “Less playing soccer, my life has remained the same “, begins by highlighting Alén, who continues at the foot of the canyon in her pharmacy and attending to her responsibilities as mayor.“In the council we had to do an official writing and expose the rules to the rest of the town. For now, there are few cases in the area. Still, in the pharmacy we have put a safety zone and we have masks to protect ourselves, “says this player, who also relates her late career in soccer. “Small played with my brother and at school, but My career as a footballer in a team started late. I’m from a small town and there were no women’s teams nearby. It was in high school when I stressed in a team, in the Izarra“says Lidia, who has played for Lagunak, with whom he played in Primera, or Mullier before reaching Osasuna.Now in the Iberdrola Challenge, silver category, Navarre values ​​the level of the League. “Last year there were five strong teams, but now they are all very competitive. There is more level. The teams were reinforced with great signings and it was a little scary, but we managed to be among the teams of above“stresses Lidia, who puts the focus on physical preparation during this quarantine.” From training with the team to doing it alone at home is not the same. It is not fair that the competition ends now and that one or the other team goes up. The fairest thing is that resumes, but that is very complicated. I do not see it feasible to play games after a month of stoppage, “he says.last_img read more

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first_img Celtic great Gemmell dies at 73 GLASGOW, Scotland (AP): Tommy Gemmell, the Celtic great who scored one of the goals that helped the Scottish club win the European Cup in 1967, has died after a long illness. He was 73. Celtic announced the death of Gemmell yesterday, saying the full back was a “true legend”. Gemmell scored the equaliser and played a key part in Stevie Chalmers’ winning goal as Celtic beat Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon to become the first British team to win the European Cup. He also scored in Celtic’s 2-1 loss to Feyenoord in the European Cup final in 1970. Gemmell played for Celtic from 1961-71, making 418 appearances and scoring 63 goals. He won six Scottish league titles and seven domestic cups with Celtic, and played 18 times for Scotland. Sammy, Samuels for final? LAHORE, Pakistan (CMC): Media reports here say West Indies players Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels have confirmed their participation for the Pakistan Super League final once their side, Peshawar Zalmi, qualify for the championship game. Sammy, who captains Zalmi, and Samuels, who also represents the franchise, have reportedly told management of their availability, despite the exodus of foreign players due to security concerns surrounding the game set to be staged here Sunday. Zalmi take on Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard’s Karachi Kings in today’s second qualifier for the chance to face Quetta Gladiators in the final set to be held in the violence-plagued Pakistani city. Neither Gayle nor Pollard is expected to play if Kings advance, with Sri Lankan teammate Mahela Jayawardene also set to be unavailable. Bolivia challenges FIFA LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says the Bolivian Soccer federation has appealed against FIFA orders to forfeit two World Cup qualifying matches for fielding an ineligible player. CAS detailed a timetable yesterday that should take several months to reach a verdict. FIFA imposed 3-0 losses against Bolivia for a 0-0 draw with Chile and 2-0 win over Peru last September. The amended results have lifted Chile over Argentina into an automatic World Cup qualifying place in the 10-team South American group. In both disputed games, Bolivia fielded Paraguay-born defender Nelson Cabrera as a late substitute. FIFA said he was not qualified to represent his adopted country.last_img read more

Watford hope to sign Spanish star

first_img Juanfran in action for Real Betis Watford are still hoping to land Real Betis utility man Jaunfran despite not having a manager.The Hornets, looking for a new boss after head coach Beppe Sannino left his post at the weekend, have bid in excess of £1m for the 25-year-old Spanish player, who can play at the back or in midfield.He is not the same Juanfran who is a defender at Atletico Madrid. 1last_img

Salah lauds ‘unbelievable’ Liverpool after Champions League glory

first_img0Shares0000The 26-year-old forward puts his fingers to his nose in celebration after opening the scoring the only goal of the first periodMADRID, Spain, Jun 2 – Mohamed Salah expressed his delight at playing a full role in Liverpool’s 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham on Saturday, after injury ruined his night against Real Madrid a year ago.The Egyptian went off injured and in tears during the first half of last year’s final after hurting his shoulder during the 3-1 loss to Real. “Everyone is happy now, I am glad to play the second final in a row and play 90 minutes finally,” Salah told BT Sport.“Everyone did his best today, no great individual performances today, all the team was unbelievable.”Salah scored the second quickest goal in the final of the modern Champions League, blasting home a penalty less than two minutes into the match following a handball by Moussa Sissoko.“I have sacrificed a lot for my career, to come from a village to go to Cairo, and to be an Egyptian at this level is unbelievable for me,” said Salah.Divock Origi, who scored the winning goal against Barcelona in Liverpool’s remarkable semi-final comeback, sealed victory three minutes from time with a superb low finish.“This is a moment I’ll never forget, it’s a great moment for the club and for the city,” Origi told BFM.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

One-armed businessman shows grit

first_imgVALENCIA – For Jim Groman, steel nerves and perseverance can overcome anything – a life-altering accident that took his right forearm, homelessness or just a tough carpet stain. The 44-year-old Canyon Country carpet cleaner had faced more adversity in his teens than most people are likely to see in a lifetime. When he was 18, a motorbike accident left him with third- and fourth-degree burns over 85 percent of his body and claimed the arm and his left pinky. He was discharged from the hospital in about four months, only to drift into homelessness. His parents had separated and sold the family home. “The house was in escrow when I got out,” he said. “As teenagers, you don’t really know what could happen.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Yet Groman still thrived. Over the past 21 years, he has built a $200 investment in a portable carpet steamer into his own business – J&M Carpet Care – and established a warm home with his wife and two children. “When it’s dirty, you just scrub it till it’s clean,” he said. Groman arrived, tubing in hand, at 9 a.m. sharp for his first job on a recent Saturday – cleaning 73-year-old Joan Chenoweth’s one-bedroom apartment, which she shares with her pet Chihuahua, Jesse. “You got to be regimented about it,” Groman said. “You’ve got to show up when you say you will. … Never go up empty-handed. I always carry a couple lengths of hose. It saves you a couple of trips.” Chenoweth welcomed Groman in, then left for breakfast and took Jesse with her. She said a neighbor had recommended the carpet man as quick, with an eye for detail. “I’m sure he could do the job,” Chenoweth said. Groman jumped into action, connecting the water line and unraveling a hose and attachments. Within 15 minutes, he was sweeping. Asked if customers ever hesitate to hire someone disabled, he said: “At first, I think some of them will be skeptical. They see me work for two minutes; that’s the end of that.” Groman said he has always worked – for money since he was about 14 and growing up in Chatsworth with his identical twin brother, Dan. He worked in landscaping and as a furniture mover – physically tough and sweaty jobs. “We grew up poor,” he said. Larry Buckler, 44, grew up with the Groman twins, hanging out in the canyons and a cul-de-sac in Chatsworth. “That whole neighborhood – it was the baby boomers there, and there were a lot of kids the same age,” said Buckler, who now lives in Arkansas, but spends his summers in California, working with Jim. “It was a lot of fun, but it was not so fun. There were a lot of hard times. I was in and out of my house at about 14. “You’ve never met two nicer guys,” he said about the Groman brothers. “I trust them with my life.” Then came the accident. The twins were riding double in Brown Canyon on a motorbike that took a spill. The bike had a faulty gas cap, and a spark ignited the fuel, engulfing both brothers in flames. When Jim Groman arrived at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, he had burns on 85 percent of his body. His right arm had to be amputated at the elbow, along with his left finger, as doctors attempted to reconstruct the surviving hand. He recovered, partly thanks to a skin graft from his twin brother, who suffered third-degree burns only to his legs. “Of course, I fought like hell, too,” he said about his will to live. But little awaited him outside the hospital. His parents were in the midst of a divorce even before the accident, and the family home was sold months after he was discharged. He briefly stayed with his mother in a guest house, but the owner did not want Jim there. Dan Groman took charge of his brother and moved into a camping trailer with Buckler and three other friends, some as young as 15. They formed a family and survived for for some 10 months on Groman’s disability checks and the meager earnings from those old enough to work. “Teenage throwaways – it was the thing to do then,” Jim Groman said. “We were just young,” said Dan Groman in a phone interview from his home in Surprise, Ariz. “If we were really serious about it, we could have done it quicker. We were young men. We didn’t know what to do.” The boys took turns looking after Jim. His body had shriveled from the burn injuries, so even using the bathroom was tough. It took him years to learn to move again. “We all worked at different times, so there was at least someone with him, normally,” Dan Groman said. “Jim wasn’t a wuss, but he had it tough.” “We weren’t in contact with our families back then,” Buckler said. “We were kind of a family. We were really close. We relied on each other, especially with Jim and the condition he was in. “He could hardly stand for a period of time. There was a lot of stuff he couldn’t do for himself. And rehabilitation? It was us.” After about eight months of camping at local parks, the friends pooled enough money to move into a two-bedroom apartment. They haven’t looked back since. “It was on De Soto,” Jim Groman said. “You never forget your first one.” Still, it took him two more years to rehabilitate a body with skin taut from burns. He soon returned to work, delivering auto parts and learning the carpet-cleaning trade from a business owner he met at church. “I probably would’ve been doing something like this (even without the accident),” Groman said of carpet cleaning. “I was always physical. … I like it. Going in and beautifying someone’s home, it gives me a pretty good feeling.” “You’re surprised what you can do when you’re thrown into a situation,” Buckler said. “The thing about Jim: I don’t look at him as handicapped. It’s pretty amazing the things he went through, the things he overcame, but I don’t look at him as handicapped. He’s a remarkable person.” By chance, Groman came across a used portable carpet cleaner and purchased it for $200 – his share of the month’s rent. With a few modifications on the unit, he was in business. “It was a risk,” he said. “If I didn’t hustle enough work that month I would have been out.” Groman built his company through two decades of cold calls, late nights and weekends away from home. He gained clients through word-of-mouth, one stain at a time. “Starvation is a good motivator,” he said. “If you don’t work, you’re homeless.” Groman wants this work ethic instilled in his children – Chris, 16, and Julia, 14. They join him on jobs occasionally, and he hopes to save enough to send them to college. “I want them to have a good life,” he said. “But I don’t want them to think everything’s lollipops and sunshine.” Still, life turned out well for Groman and lifelong friends. All six managed to remain off the streets. “At least four are homeowners,” he said. “It’s the circumstances,” Dan Groman said. “You either rise above it – it’s a conscious decision – or you let them sink you.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 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

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Woodland Hills-based Health Net announced plans Wednesday to offer the first binational individual health insurance plans targeting Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties. Called Mexi-Plan, the insurance will cost as little as $75 a month with $15 co-payments. “For years, what has been done is a product is put out there and just translated into Spanish,” said Rueben Beltran, the Mexican consul general in Los Angeles who backed the plan. “This is going to revolutionize health care coverage for Latinos.” Touted as a culturally sensitive and affordable plan, the coverage offered is about 40 percent cheaper than average health plans and is one of five cross-border plans offered through Health Net. About five years ago the company launched Salud con Health Net, an employee- based plan that also provided binational coverage in three border towns in Mexico: Tecate, Tijuana and Mexicali. The company has since signed up more than 20,000 members for the plan, and said it can reach an audience of up to half a million with the new plan. “The addition of Mexi-Plan and Health Net’s other new plans for Latinos and their families is expected to make a meaningful impact on lowering the rate of uninsured Latinos in California and lowering overall health care costs,” said Stephen Lynch, president of Health Net, the third-largest for-profit HMO in California. More than 2 million Latinos in California are uninsured, leaving many without essential care and placing a burden on the state’s already crowded emergency rooms. For a truly binational plan to take root, there must be more comprehensive coverage that extends throughout Mexico, where basic health care is universal, said Xochitl Casta eda, the California-Mexico Health Initiative’s . “The majority of the uninsured people of California are Mexicans and they don’t understand the concept (of insurance) because in Mexico health care is a human right; people receive it for free. So they show up at the emergency rooms here,” she said. High rates of poverty – about 25 percent of Mexican immigrants live below the poverty level, according to recent study between the Mexican government and the University of California – make even the lowest rates prohibitive. “I am skeptical. People are really going to buy into that. We have trouble with Healthy Families, a state program, getting people to pay just $8 a month,” said Michael Cousineau, director of community health in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Southern California. “It’s still going to be a formidable barrier at that rate, for those on the very low income side.” Still, Victor Blanco, president of Clinica Medica General with medical centers in six locations including Van Nuys, said the service is sorely needed in his centers where one-third of the 15,000 patients who walk in monthly pay in cash because they don’t have insurance. “My patients can afford basic care but if they get something really bad like gallstones or they need surgery, they get hit pretty hard. They have to dip into their life savings. With insurance, they are not going to find themselves in trouble.” (818) 713-3741last_img read more


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first_imgA case of alleged drink-driving against Donegal Senator Brian O Domhnaill has been adjourned.Senator O’DomhnaillThe Fianna Fail politician, who did not appear in court, faced a number of charges. These include drink-driving as well as hit and run failing to report an occurrence, hit and run failing to remain at the scene and hit and run failing to give appropriate information.The incident is alleged to have happened at Tullygay outside Letterkenny on September 2nd, 2013.Senator O Domhnaill’s solicitor John Canon addressed the court in Irish.He asked to have the case put back “to sees where it stands and to mention it.”Judge Paul Kelly, who also addressed the court in Irish, agreed.The case against Senator O Domhnaill, 37, of Killult, Falcarragh was put back until February 19th.SENATOR’S DRINK-DRIVING CASE ADJOURNED AGAIN was last modified: January 19th, 2015 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:donegaldrink drivingFalcarraghhit and runSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLlast_img read more