Eels land Roosters winger Ferguson

first_imgThe versatile 28-year-old will join the Eels next year after he rejected an offer from Newcastle Knights.Ferguson has scored 10 tries in 16 NRL games for the Roosters this season and put his outstanding form down to improving his off-field discipline.”I had a conversation with him about how important it is for us that we want the right people and good people at our club,” Eels coach Brad Arthur told”We’re going through a period where we want to make sure that everything we do on the field and off the field is professional and meets the standards and expectations required by our club.”He’s fully aware of his responsibilities and accountability to his team-mates and the club and he wants to be one of the players that can lead that.”Arthur added: “We’ll have to wait and see [which position Ferguson plays], but he’s going to help us out of the backfield.”He can play centre, he can play wing. He’s a big body and he’s probably the form outside back in the comp at the moment.”He’s a quality finisher and is good at getting sets started out of the backfield.”last_img read more

Gilas team ‘not one-dimensional,’ says Reyes

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Gilas backer on Blatche: ‘I don’t think he was an asset to the team’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES 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 award The Philippine team gutted out a 77-71 victory over Japan in Tokyo last Friday, and followed it up with a 90-83 squeaker over Chinese Taipei at home on Monday to go 2-0 in Group B.Through those victories came positive development from the players he picked as Reyes’ expectations were matched.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAs always, Jayson Castro was the anchor of the team, bailing the squad out whenever the Philippines need a bucket. But also sharing the spotlight were a handful of his peers.June Mar Fajardo finally came into his own against Chinese Taipei and dominated the paint against naturalized player Quincy Davis. Calvin Abueva also proved that his gung-ho game has a place in the international stage, providing the energy Gilas badly needed. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments What it brings, though, is a chance to correct its miscues and prepare for the tall order of upsetting the reigning Fiba Asia champions on their home floor.“It arms us with a lot of knowledge about ourselves, on things to work on and to learn. We all know that Australia is a very, very tough team, so that’s gonna be a really, really tall order for us to play them, to compete with them at their home place. We’ll prepare as best we can against Australia, and we’ll go out, we’ll play our game and we’ll see what happens,” he said.But if there’s something Reyes saw from this Gilas team it’s that these players will no doubt lay it all on the line for flag and country.“The one thing I’ve learned about this team is never underestimate them and never count them out because they just keep on fighting and they just keep plugging away,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo from Fiba.comComing out of the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers with a pair of wins, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes is proud to see how versatile the team is with its current lineup.“We built this team so that we’re not one-dimensional,” Reyes said. “In the past, we live and die with the three, but that’s the reason why we have the players that we have.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiefer Ravena lived up to his hype and showed everyone a glimpse why he has long been coveted as one of the brightest young players in the country. Roger Pogoy emerged as a reliable three-and-D option for Reyes and earned his place in the starting five. And finally, Matthew Wright connected from distance and drilled three triples to finally put away the visitors on Monday.“You have to make sure you have a lot of weapons, but more importantly, you have to make sure that you can go to them at the right time. That’s just the way it is,” said Reyes.“We know that we have some players that we can go to inside the paint at the post. When we play the bigger teams, we have a big advantage in quickness. Obviously, that’s not going to be the same when we play the bigger teams like Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei because they’re just as quick as us, so we have to find another advantage,” said Reyes.“That’s just basketball. The good thing is even if we’re not shooting well from three-points, we found a way to grind out a W. Hopefully, that’s a sign of the progress and evolution of this team.”With Gilas going on a three-month breather before facing Australia and Japan in February, Reyes said that the 2-0 record doesn’t really give the team much momentum.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10-year-old killed by drunken

first_imgThe car that was driven by the Police Constablea 10-year-old child was on Sunday evening killed after a Police Constable, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol, slammed into a parked car and then into the child, who was riding along the Sisters Village Public Road, West Bank Demerara.Devin Sealey, of Lot 904 Sisters Village, was reportedly struck by the car driven by the Policeman in the vicinityThe car into which the Police Officer slammed before hitting the ladof the Sisters Village Post Office while on his way to collect money from his father.According to reports received, the driver of the car lost control while negotiating a turn and slammed into a parked car after which he struck the lad and ended up crashing into a utility pole in the area.He also sustained injuries and was presently hospitalised at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.At the home of the dead lad on Monday, his father, Deon Sealey explained that he left his son home on Sunday evening and went to meet his bro ther at his mother’s house.He noted that while there, his reputed wife informed him that she was sending the child to collect some money to give to someone.He noted that as he waited on the child, he heard the screeching tyres of the car coming around the turn followed by a loud impact. He said from all indications, the car crashed into a parked car, so he went to check on the driver.As he rushed to the scene, he saw his son lying on the roadway. He panicked and rushed home to his reputed wife and told her that their son was struck down. He was then accompanied by the woman back to the site, but the lad from all appearances was already dead. He was picked up by a church member who took him to the hospital.“He hand break up, he foot break up and so… he de already dead… I can’t see a Police Officer drinking and driving so reckless…and to know meh son just come out the Post Office Street and this car slammed into he,” the father said in anguish.He noted that his son was pronounced dead on arrival at the West Demerara Regional Hospital. The grieving father said when he visited the police station, he was told to return on Monday, but when he went back, he was told that owing to the injuries the Police rank sustained, his colleagues were unable to take a statement.Sealey is hoping that the Policeman responsible for his son’s death faces the full brunt of the law. The mother of the child, who sat on the stairway of the home, was in tears and was being consoled by relatives. She recounted that her son was a loving child who was always willing to help.She noted that she was at home when she saw her reputed husband running towards her breathlessly and thought that something was amiss. As he neared her, he screamed that Devin was struck down. Without hesitation, she rushed to the scene only to see her son’s lifeless body on the roadway.She, too, is hoping that the Police carry out a thorough investigation and institute charges against the driver who is supposed to know the law. “A Policeman should know that drinking and driving is an offence… he shouldn’t even go to court… just put he in jail,” she added.The lad leaves to mourn his parents and five siblings. However, the Police have confirmed that the Police rank was tested and it was proven that he was over the legal alcohol limit. The Police are continuing their investigations.Devin Sealeylast_img read more

Private Sector lashes back at Finance Minister

first_img– says conditions not favourable to investPrivate sector players have taken umbrage at Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s scathing criticisms of their willingness and ability to take risks and invest in the local economy.During a diaspora meeting in Washington DC on Friday, Minister Jordan slammed the local private sector for being “stuck in their ways”, and not adapting to the changing business environment.Jordan said: “I met the existing private sector, and they are stuck in their ways. We need to have an expanded breed of private sector players.  We need a private sector who shall take more chances.”But the heads of two major private sector umbrella bodies, Eddie Boyer of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and Deodat Indar of the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), told the Guyana Times on Sunday that the minister’s complaints are unreasonable.IncentivesBoyer explained that both the Government and the private sector drive investment, but the latter is not going to invest if the conditions are not favourable.According to the veteran private sector official, Government needs to create the incentives in order for the private sector players to take up the challenges.He noted, too, that the projects have to be bankable, as access to finance for investment is another major hurdle in doing business locally.Boyer also noted that the current spate of taxation is doing more to discourage investment.And GCCI President, Deodat Indar, noted that many businessmen have complained of the overwhelming taxes and the impact the new tax regime has on doing business in Guyana.He noted that the number of taxes have resulted in the slowdown in the velocity of money flow, and this has ultimately impacted on the various sectors of the economy.Indar explained that in the face of an overall economic slowdown, private sector individuals will not find it attractive to invest.Both officials have defended the private sector’s willingness to invest in the local economy, but have asserted that Government needs to work with the key players to develop strategies which can jumpstart the economy.Local content andcarpetbaggersThe Finance Minister had also stated that a significant number of players are “stuck in their ways”, and are restricted in their growth because of a refusal to adjust to a changing and more challenging environment.Jordan had said that the private sector players are not making the necessary investments, internally and externally, that would help the economy to grow.“In spite of all the local content legislation we may put in place, few private sector firms will benefit if they do not re-orient the way they do business,” Minister Jordan had stated.The private sector officials have, however, posited that local content legislation will actually serve as an incentive to invest.The GCCI President outlined that, currently, cement for the oil drilling purposes is being sourced from Trinidad and Tobago, and is being docked right there. He argued that if local content legislation were in place, such services could be acquired locally, so the private sector could benefit from that foreign investment, which will overall contribute to the economy. He lamented that without local content legislation in place, there will be very little benefit for Guyanese from the emerging oil and gas sector, as the only revenues will be from royalties.And the PSC Chairman warned Government that “carpetbaggers” can easily be confused as risk-takers. He charged that investors should be thoroughly vetted before any deal is sealed, as many carpetbaggers would be coming under the guise of investing in the emerging oil and gas industry locally.Risk and rewardsEconomist Sasenarine Singh has also contended that businesses will not pump money into an economy if the investment climate is not favourable.Singh explained that it all comes back to the ‘risks and rewards’ balance, and if the risks outweigh the rewards, then businessmen will not be encouraged to invest.“No businessman is going to invest if he is not going to make returns. Who is going to make investments in Guyana when the risks are so high and the returns are so low?” he questioned.He also highlighted that there are other countries with greater risks involved, but businesses opt to make investments there because of the attractive rates of return.New breedMinister Jordan had explained to this publication that he wants a new breed of private sector players who are willing and prepared to think outside of the proverbial box and be creative and innovative, using cutting edge technology to improve productivity, thereby increasing competitiveness.“My new ‘breed’ of private sector players would be seizing the many opportunities that are available for expansion, especially with oil on the horizon. They will try to form partnerships and alliances with the private sector in the Caribbean and further afield to overcome some of the barriers they face, such as financing and human resources,” Minister Jordan stated.last_img read more

Assistance League brings dentist to local fifth-graders

first_img“It keeps us knowing what to do for our teeth,” she said. “It was helpful.” For more information on the Assistance League or its programs, call (562) 693-6533. (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Wednesday, Romo visited Loma Vista Elementary, where he talked about proper brushing techniques and foods students should avoid to prevent cavities. He also passed out free toothbrushes. “It’s a common problem for kids not to want to brush their teeth,” Romo said, “but we help link things together so they understand that not brushing and eating junk food leads to cavities. It’s like a light bulb goes off in their head when they hear it.” Romo examined each student and filled out a form sent home to parents, letting them know whether their child’s teeth were healthy. If they aren’t, and the family cannot afford dental care, the Assistance League refers them to an affiliated dentist and helps pay for the costs, said Ruth White, the Assistance League’s dental care co-chairwoman. “We think that dental care is very important, because you only get one chance with your teeth,” White said. Loma Vista fifth-grader Rebecca Marquez, 10, said the presentation served as a refresher course for her and her classmates. She said she planned to share what she learned with her younger brother. • Photo Gallery: Dental Screening SOUTH WHITTIER – You’ve only got one permanent set to last you for the rest of your life – so you may as well start taking care of them now. That’s the message students have been hearing this week at the South Whittier School District, where fifth-graders are receiving free dental screenings organized by the nonprofit philanthropic group, the Assistance League of Whittier. Dentists Daniel Romo and Razou Dadgar are visiting the district’s six elementary schools in South Whittier through today to talk about dental hygiene and to perform basic dental exams. last_img read more

DD Motoring: Test driving the Golf GTD

first_imgVW Golf GTD“Sweet Jesus” are the only two words I could us to describe this latest Golf GTD which I picked up at JJ Reid Motors this week for a drive in.Golf GTI of GTD are a bit like me and mass, anytime I do manage to go to mass it’s for my benefit only, not for anyone else. That’s the exact same way I feel when I get behind the hot hatch version of a VW Golf.I often thought if there was no such thing as a Porsche, the inventor of the original People’s Car, Ferdinand Porsche’s DNA would be still likely to be found in the Golf GTD or GTI. Advertisement I have always loved the Golf in that to most people it’s hard to spot the difference in a standard Golf and a hot one. But having said that this one we drove this week was “drop dead gorgeous”.The Golf with all the tell tale signs that it’s a GTD. Photo Brian McDaidThis Black GTD weighed in at €45,000 including extras like the fantastic DSG automatic gearbox complete with F1 type flappy switches on the steering wheel to change the gearbox up and down through it 7 speed gearbox.Driving around Letterkenny, or not driving around Letterkenny which is more commonly the case with all its traffic jams, I was happy to let the VW’s brilliant gearbox and its stop-start do all the work for me.Inside the car the GTD is just class with them checkered seats and odd shaped steering wheel just shout out “I am a GTI”. Advertisement A view from the sports steering wheel of the Golf GTD. Photo Brian McDaidThen add to this all the toys you could think of from parking aids reversing camera, a class sat nav, a touch screen radio and nearly half the roof as a sun roof.It isn’t a bit wonder that I felt so looked after when I am in one of these cars.The sporty finish on the Volkswagen Golf GTD which were drove this week . Photo Brian McDaidI was nearly that happy with this car I was going to forgive VW for making this GTD a five door, something I always think just says.. “accommodating”!For your ordinary family Golf you need as many doors as you can get to suit all the needs a family will throw at them and probably a five door might have a better resale value, or might suit someone who is letting on that they are not really driving a golf GTD or GTI with lower suspension, uprated brakes and in this case a massive heard of horses under the bonnet.The original GTI Mk1 which came only in 3 door, which I had the pleasure of owning many years ago just said it all for me when it came out at the start. That 1.6 hot hatch had the same power output as the Ford RS2000 in its day which was 110 BHP. Now-a-days most family cars are expected to have that amount of power on tap. So over the years the GTI and GTD had to keep up to keep ahead on the power battle something that I feel they failed with in the MK4 and Mk5 Golfs. But they are back to the way they once felt with this new GTD which pumps out 181BHP and with the DSG box fitted on this car it gets from 0-100 Kms in under seven and a half seconds.On the open road I feel it’s the gearbox that makes this car feel so quick when you drive it using the switches on the steering wheel, as the rev range in these are small. The DSG box is always working to give you the best performance.Best of both worldsThis GTD has four different driving modes right through from sport to economy and when you consider that the car can sit at only 800 revs sitting in economy mode at 80kms it will give you an idea how easy this car can be on fuel.By the way did I mention that this car was diesel? Well you’d never guess and when you give it the shoe and have that big sunroof fully back you would swear it sounds more like the rasp its petrol powered sister. All in all I was well impressed with this classy looking Golf GTD except for the wheels but if JJ was giving that car to me I could definitely accommodate the look of them too. From a Burma Apache to a Big ChiefFado Fado, high on a hill a group of children made the rocks at Sentry Hill their own piece of Letterkenny. They looked out from the height and could see rival gangs from the Old Town, Ballymacool or Wolfe Tone Place making any type of advance and swung into action right away giving the Ard O’Donnell wanes the highly credited title of “The Burma Apache”.While most of the A Burma Apache wanted to act out the rolls of the cowboys and Indians they seen in the matinees at La Scala Cinema, How ever one Burma Apache, Seamus had cars in his mind rather than stage coaches. The boy from the Burma who was raised at 104 Ard O’Donnell could tell you every kind of car and truck and bus that passed by his look out point.Former Donegal Rally winner John Lyons pictured with recently elected joint president of the Donegal Motor Club Seamus Mc Gettigan also a former Donegal winner. Photo Brian McDaidI am sure he sat there and dreamed of traveling in style himself but little did he think he would make history along with his fellow team mate Vincent Bonner when they would power the No 8 Ford Escort across lower Burma on the town rally stage to finish in 1st overall on their home event the Donegal International Rally.In the ten years since the rally had started in the early seventies a lot of Donegal rally crew came close but none of them managed to take the winning title on their home event.The Donegal Rally drew top drivers from Europe up to the top corner of Ireland to take on the challenge that was the Donegal Rally. In 1983 Dungloe’s Vincent Bonner and Seamus McGettigan took on the best of the rest to win their home event in a Ex Monte Carlo Wide Track Ford Escort.1983 winner Vincent Bonner and recently elected Joint President of the Donegal Motor Club pictured with fellow winner of the Donegal rally, Manus Kelly. Photo Brian McDaidJoint Big ChiefsThis year the Donegal crew of Vincent and Seamus were remembered well by their supporters and accepted the honour of becoming the Donegal Motor Club’s joint Presidents. These local heroes will extend a warm Donegal welcome to all the visitors for the forthcoming Donegal International Rally.The late Roger MooreThe great actor Roger Moore passed away this week and it reminded me of a story told in Letterkenny years ago. It was when the Fiesta Ballroom was in full swing and the story goes about a man making his way across the dance floor to ask a lady out to dance.When he got to where she was sitting, he asked her for a dance, to which she refused. Shaken but not stirred he swung around to head back to his seat and then suddenly he stopped and turn back to the lady and looked at her straight in the eye and said, “What were you expecting for 10 bob?… JAMES BOND”Happy motoring folksDD Motoring: Test driving the Golf GTD was last modified: May 25th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daidgolf gtdmotoringlast_img read more

Arsenal predicted team: £42.5m star to start, but defender misses out

first_img ADVICE 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Next up is a Foxes side who sit 12th in the division but are sporadic at best right now and were beaten by the Toffees last time out.Team newsEmery can welcome back Petr Cech, Mesut Ozil, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the match, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be fit despite withdrawing from international duty.Unfortunately, though, his defence will need to be patched up with Sokratis Papastathopoulos out with an injury picked up playing for Greece.So how might Arsenal line-up? Below you can see’s predicted Gunners XI… BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Arsenal players celebrate at the Emirates stadium. 2 Arsenal could win their tenth consecutive game in all competitions on Monday night as they take on Leicester City in the Premier League.It’s not been a bad start from Unai Emery’s men, although of all those victories just two have been against sides currently in the top half of the table – Everton and Watford. REPLY Latest Football News Is this how Arsenal will look against Leicester City on Monday night?last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps have confirmed the appointment of Trevor Scanlon as Head of the club’s Academy.Trevor Scanlon – newly-appointed Head of the Finn Harps Academy.The former Harps and Sligo Rovers defender will take up the position following his role at Letterkenny Rovers where Trevor has been first team manager since 2013.The Finn Harps Academy currently has three age groups expanding to five for the 2015 season. Trevor previously worked as an F.A.I. Development Officer and Regional Emerging Talent Centre Co-Ordinator & Coach and holds qualifications as a F.A.I. Coach Education Tutor and a Child Protection Course Tutor.The Sligoman said he is looking forward to the new challenge.“The Finn Harps Academy is a great opportunity for me to bring some of my experiences from my time in the F.A.I. to assist the coaches in helping the players improve. We want to provide the players with a more challenging level of training enabling them to develop all their capacities to their full potential,” he said.Trevor feels that co-operation across the football community is important for player development “For me it is important that Finn Harps are trying to do things the right way. The link created between all the stakeholders in local football is crucial in the development of players throughout the county. The Donegal Schoolboys league, the grassroots clubs, the players, transparency in the way the club deals with these and how the club can play its part in helping to improve each element is key. Working in partnership with the D.S.L. and the county managers, the Academy gives more kids an opportunity to avail of quality coaching in a structured environment.”James Rodgers, Chairman of the Finn Harps Academy Committee said they are delighted that Trevor is coming on board as Head of Academy.“He has a wealth of experience in all areas of player development and this will be of huge benefit to the coaches and players at the Academy. While we are happy with the progress we have made so far we have been patient in building the project at a pace we feel is manageable and best for the players. Trevor’s appointment is another big step in the right direction and we are looking forward to working with him on the next phase of the Academy’s development.”TREVOR SCANLON IS APPOINTED AS FINN HARPS’ HEAD OF ACADEMY was last modified: October 20th, 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:Academydonegalfinn harpsTrevor Scanlonlast_img read more

Pujols spoils the party

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Pujols’ shot over the train tracks high above the left-field wall sent the series back to St. Louis for Game 6 on Wednesday night, with Mark Mulder set to face Houston’s Roy Oswalt. The Cardinals also staved off the wrecking ball at Busch Stadium, scheduled for demolition as soon as their season is over. One strike from ecstasy before David Eckstein’s ninth-inning single, the Astros dropped to an agonizing 0-5 with a chance to clinch the NLCS. One moment, Minute Maid Park was buzzing. The next, it was silent. “It was devastating. We thought we were going to the World Series. We were there,” Lance Berkman said. “Obviously, it was a high to a low, and it wasn’t much fun.” After winning pitcher Jason Isringhausen closed it with two innings of scoreless relief, shocked fans filed quietly out of the ballpark. And with one mighty swing, Pujols saved St. Louis by hitting a stunning three-run homer off Brad Lidge in the ninth inning as the Cardinals rallied for a 5-4 victory Monday night in Game 5 of the NL championship series. “I just couldn’t believe I did it,” Pujols said. “Couldn’t be better than this.” HOUSTON – They were perched atop the dugout steps, ready to race onto the field for a wild celebration. Only one out to go for the Houston Astros to reach their first World Series. Only one problem – it was Albert Pujols. center_img They came to see something they had never seen before, their hometown heroes advancing to the World Series. Instead, they saw another kind of history. It was only the second time in postseason history that a team facing elimination and trailing in the ninth inning hit a go-ahead home run, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The other was Dave Henderson’s homer for Boston off the Angels’ Donnie Moore in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS. Berkman’s three-run homer in the seventh off Chris Carpenter gave Houston a 4-2 lead, sending the crowd into a deafening roar, and the Astros appeared ready to wrap up this NLCS rematch. They put their fate in Lidge’s normally sure hands. But, trying for his fourth straight save in the series, he couldn’t come through. “This is a bump in the road, but there’s no way this is going to get anybody down,” Lidge said. “This will sting a lot tonight, but when I wake up tomorrow I’ll be ready to go” After Lidge retired his first two batters in the ninth, the pesky Eckstein grounded a single to left on a 1-2 pitch. Jim Edmonds worked out a walk and Pujols, who had failed to deliver with runners on all night, drove an 0-1 pitch over the limestone facade. Astros starter Andy Pettitte, in the dugout and ready to celebrate with his teammates, mouthed the words “Oh, my” as the ball left the park. Pujols tossed his bat and took a moment to watch it sail while Lidge sank into a crouch on the mound. When Pujols got back to the dugout, manager Tony La Russa grabbed him for a huge hug. “He just told me, ‘The Great Pujols,’ ” the slugger said. “They’re going to be ready in St. Louis. We just need to win two before we lose one.” It was a crushing loss for the Astros and their “Killer B’s.” Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell are still trying to reach the World Series for the first time after 15 years as teammates. “It’s terrible. You’re high as a kite one minute,” manager Phil Garner said. “We were feeling pretty good, but you have to play every out.” With a chance to reach the World Series for the first time in their 44-season history, the wild-card Astros drew a revved-up crowd that was ready to party. Some wore those bright, old rainbow jerseys, and even owner Drayton McLane was jumping out of his box seat now and then. When the Astros went ahead late, a nice touch of symmetry seemed to be in store: Exactly 45 years ago Monday, Houston was awarded an expansion franchise at an NL meeting in Chicago. That’s where the winner of this series will go – to face the White Sox – but it’s not over yet, thanks to Pujols. “It’s the biggest hit I’ve ever seen,” Carpenter said. BY THE NUMBER 0-5 Record in NLCS games when the Houston Astros had a chance to clinch the series. CAN’T CLOSE THIS TIME Houston Astros closer Brad Lidge had saved three consecutive games in this NLCS series. On Monday night, however, with the Astros only one out away from clinching their first World Series berth, St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer off Lidge to lift the Cardinals to victory. STILL STANDING The St. Louis Cardinals avoided elimination on Monday night and because of it, there will be at least one more game played at the team’s long-time home venue, Busch Stadium, as the NLCS returns to St. Louis for Game 6 and, if necessary, Game 7. The stadium will be demolished as soon as the Cardinals’ season is over. A new one is being built next door. 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


first_imgSean Doherty Fruit and Veg has a proud tradition across Donegal.Sean Doherty Fruit & Veg are a local well established company looking to recruit two individuals who are conscientious, enthusiastic and team players to join their current team of dedicated staff.The company currently provides wholesale fruit, prepared vegetables and a range of dairy produce to a wide range of catering businesses in the North-West.This role will suit someone who is flexible and reliable; duties will include Veg preparation, stock Management and van deliveries. You will have HACCP training, a full clean driving licence and experience in food preparation is desirable but not essential.If you are the right person for this role please email your CV to or post it toDoherty Fruit & VegCoolboyLetterkennyCo.Donegalby 5pm on the closing date Friday 15th May 2015VACANCIES: LOCAL BUSINESS SEAN DOHERTY FRUIT AND VEG LOOKING TO RECRUIT was last modified: May 9th, 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:BusinessdonegaljobletterkennySean DohertyVacancylast_img read more