After three seasons of first grade with the Bulldogs, the 22-year-old made the decision to move to Sydney’s northern beaches in the off-season and it’s clear the change of scenery has worked wonders for the skilful prop forward. Perrett played 24 matches for the blue and whites – all from the bench – but was never given the opportunity to play his natural game; something he bemoaned when speaking to media at Manly’s training base on Thursday morning. While he remains an interchange player at the Sea Eagles, there has been a notable change to his game with Perrett throwing more offloads (12) than he did in three seasons at the Bulldogs (four). “I think I’m just a lot more confident,” Perrett replied when asked how his game had changed since joining the Sea Eagles. “When I was at the Bulldogs, I was playing my role and I don’t think it complemented the way I play and what makes me good and the reason why I made first grade. “Now that I’m here, I think the fact that I’m allowed to play the way that I know I’m good at playing, I think it makes me look a lot better because I feel like I was just a role player at the Bulldogs. “I just ran the ball and tackled and that was it, but now that I’m at Manly I’m allowed to offload the ball, I’m allowed to run around, I’m allowed to use my footwork and it’s not as rigid and structured which is good for me because that’s not the type of player I am and it’s not where I excel.”Perrett and Addin Fonua-Blake have been two of Manly’s most consistent players off the bench this season, and the hard-working prop puts it down to the faith shown by coach Trent Barrett. “He honestly doesn’t speak too much about it; he just tells us to play our game,” Perrett said of his coach’s influence. “He trusts us and I think that does a lot for myself and Addin. We’re only young – 22 years old – so that sort of thing gives us a lot of confidence. He just lets us jump on the field and do what we’re good at. “Addin is that powerful player who runs over everyone and I think I’ve got a bit of that, but I’m not as powerful as Addin. I try to get on the field, use a bit of footwork, use a bit of skill and use my size.”He might be new to the area but it hasn’t taken long for Perrett to embrace Manly’s ethos of ‘us against the world’; a belief that has helped them silence the critics who predicted them to miss out on the finals. Instead, the Sea Eagles have ignored the outside noise to sit inside the top four with eight rounds remaining, and it’s that fine line between confidence and arrogance that could earn them a double chance come the business end of the season. “I’m new to this Manly club and the whole culture up here, but I live on the northern beaches now and I feel like that’s kind of the Manly way. The northern beaches way is they don’t really care what anybody else thinks,” he said. “When I was at other clubs, it’s something I noticed that everyone hates Manly and I never knew why, but now that I’m up here, nobody cares what they think and they just get on with the job because that’s the culture around here. I feel like we’re like that on the field and we don’t mind if people hate us and we don’t mind if people doubt us. We just go out there and we just try to win anyway. “You don’t want it to translate into a bit of arrogance, but I think sometimes a little bit of arrogance is necessary on the field. You have to back yourself and you have to be confident, but obviously not too confident because that’s bad.” Photo: Robb Cox. Copyright: NRL Photos. Sea Eagles prop Lloyd Perrett is enjoying life on the northern beaches.
The Medical Department of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), with financial support from the US Department of Defense HIV & AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), has launched an Ebola response in three communities in Monrovia.The communities include Dwazohn community around the Edward Binyah Kesselley Military Barracks in Margibi County, Careysburg and Bong Mine Bridge in Montserrado County.Speaking yesterday at the launch and distribution of the anti-Ebola prevention materials in Dwazohn, Margibi County, Lieutenant Victor Krah said the AFL was concerned about the well-being of these communities and their residents in the wake of the deadly Ebola virus and thought it wise to join the community in the fight against the disease.He said the location of these communities makes it imperative to provide awareness activities, prevention measures and control of the infectious disease due to the social interactions between the military barracks and the surrounding communities.Lt. Krah explained that, “The Ebola virus has been put under control within the AFL Barracks through training, awareness, preventive measures and the regular practices to avoid the disease. It is important to carry out training, awareness and sensitization, including distribution of buckets, Clorox, soap and hand washing stations within the proximity of the AFL barracks.”He said that the exercise is in support of the Liberian Government and people’s efforts to eradicating the deadly Ebola virus to zero new infections in the country, adding that, “proximity communities need to benefit from training, awareness and assisted with materials to establish adequate hand washing among the residents.“We are distributing 300 20 liter rubber buckets with installed faucets and other assorted items to community leaders, youth, religious, block and other groups, and increasing their knowledge on the prevention of the deadly Ebola virus.”The team of AFL soldiers, mainly peer educators under the HIV& AIDS Prevention Program along with adolescent peer educators who are also children of soldiers from the Edward B. Kesselley Military Barracks, with DHAPP manager of the U.S. Embassy, monitoring the process. Five soldiers and twelve adolescent peer educators residing in the barracks near the targeted communities will participate on a day-to-day basis until the exercise is completed, according to Lt. Krah.In her remarks, the program manager of the U.S. Department of Defense for HIV & AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), Mona Sankoh called on the various communities to continue to observe the necessary preventive measures and remain safe from the Ebola virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– to pay 1M for 1 year of serviceCentral Government on Thursday came to the assistance of local government when it facilitated the signing of a new contract for the development and maintenance of the controversial Haags Bosch solid waste disposal site.Puran Brothers Disposal Inc has emerged the most suitable contractor to maintain the disposal site from a line-up of several other bidders, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has said.Lakenauth Puran of Puran Brothers Inc, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan and Permanent Secretary of the Communities Ministry Emil McGarrel after the signingThe Haags Bosch Landfill siteThe Minister, along with senior officials within his Ministry, representatives of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and the contracted firm, gathered in the boardroom of the site’s administrative building, at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, where the contract was signed. The contract will last for 12 months and stands at a cost of some $221 million.According to Bulkan, the signing of the new contract provides for different and improved features, including the use of a compactor unit to more efficiently manage the waste and to extend the duration and life of the landfill site.“There will be daily cover of the waste to prevent odour and other unsanitary effects. There will also be proper fire fighting equipment,” he said, since there have been numerous bouts of fires during the last couple of months, following the departure of the previous contractor.The Communities Minister said it is expected that a “fresh approach” be had from what was said was the continuation of an intended meaningful relationship between Central and local government. “This is a fresh approach between Central Government and local government. The contract represents an investment on the part of Government to the municipality to help support their activity.” He said he hopes they can both move forward with a harmonious relationship.Head of the waste management unit of the Communities Ministry Gordon Gilkes said it was important that the new contractor put the necessary systems in place to manage the landfill properly. He said there are guidelines for operation management requirements.“In order to reduce the environmental impact of the landfill, two things need to be done. There is need for the compacting of the waste to increase the life of the landfill – to prevent roaches and rats and compacting it on a daily basis.”He said Government has its own landfill compactor; a specialist equipment that will be used to compact the waste with the required density. “It was never used before. So with this new contract, the contractor will use it,” Gilkes assured.The new contractor, Puran Brothers Inc, replaces the previous contractor BK International, which had some issues with Government regarding the termination of its contract.According to Bulkan, the firm had brought legal action against Government for seeking to terminate the contract they had for the management of the facility up to 2021.According to Bulkan, the firm had brought legal action against Government for seeking to terminate the contract they had for the management of the facility up to 2021. He related that the company was not paid since June 2014.“They later submitted an 18 month claim in excess of US $10 million for outstanding work relating to the site. In January this year, a settlement was agreed upon by the Ministry of Communities and the AG chambers for a settlement sum of US $5.7 million for a period of 20 months.”He said the settlement was designed for the contractor to vacate the site and new arrangements be put in place for improved management of the facility.Solid waste strategyMeanwhile, a contract for consultation on the Draft National Solid Waste Management Strategy was also signed at the same venue between the Government of Guyana and an individual contractor Samuel Wright.The G$11,888,000 contract will last for some six months, from July to December and will see consultations being held across Guyana.Wright is expected during the period to report on the public consultations, give updates on the National Solid Waste Management Strategy, a regional solid waste management plan and templates for monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the regional plans.The draft National Solid Waste Management Strategy was developed under the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme which was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Government of Guyana with assistance of an international consultant.In developing the draft strategy, the consultant would have consulted with stakeholders across Guyana including but not limited to municipalities, Neighbourhood Democratic Councils, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology.It is recommended that the draft National Solid Waste Management Strategy take into consideration nationwide consultation with all stakeholders so that the input of civil society can be incorporated into the final document before its ratification by Cabinet.The draft Strategy includes a vision, three objectives and six goals and 44 key strategic actions.
Arda Turan 1 One-time Liverpool target Arda Turan will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season, according to his agent.The midfielder is under contract until 2017 and is a key player at the Calderon stadium, but he turns 28 soon and is looking for a final bumper payday.Turan’s agent Ahmet Bulut says he will only consider a move to the best teams in Europe, but that looks set to include a couple of Premier League sides who can pay big money for his services.“At the end of the season, Arda Turan will be 28, it is the right time for a transfer,” Bulut told Mundo Deportivo.“That is what we think. The transfer should be made to one of the top eight teams in Europe. If not, no.”
It is the first time since the inception of the monthly awards that a coach and player from the same club have been awarded as the best with striker Ezekiel Odera having received the player of the month gong for March.“I am really grateful for this award and it is a great way for me to sign off. I thank the players and my fellow coaches for the cooperation they gave me because it is very hard for a coach to come in when the team has been performing poorly and win,” the coach noted.Kitambi will leave the country tomorrow where he will travel to Bangladesh to join his former boss Stewart Hall as his assistant atop tier side Saif Sporting Club.Outgoing AFC Leopards coach Dennis Kitambi receives his March coach of the month award from Fidelity Insurance Marketing Boss Nicholas Malesi. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaOver the last two weeks he has been working in a transition phase with new head coach Radolfo Zapata who joined the 13-time Kenyan Premier League champions from Botswana top side Gaborone United.“I am confident that I leave AFC Leopards in good hands. We have worked with Zapata over the last two weeks and I am optimistic that he will continue with the good work. I didn’t want to leave the club but at times, when you get a huge opportunity for exposure you can’t let it pass,”“There are some opportunities that money can’t buy and when you have a chance to learn in a different country, you cannot simply let it go,” the tactician added.The Tanzanian coach who arrived in the country in November 2016 with Hall took charge of the team on interim basis after former coach Robert Matano was fired and he went on to lead them to a run of four consecutive wins though the streak has dried down.Outgoing AFC Leopards coach Dennis Kitambi is applauded by his players after receiving his March coach of the month award. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe noted that the results and performance of the team came as a result of hard work and belief and remains confident that he leaves the club in good hands.“I insisted that we had to get someone with the same ideologies and I am glad that they have. We have worked with him over the last two weeks and I am confident that he can guide the club to success because we have so many good players,” the Tanzanian further stated.Meanwhile, Zapata says he won’t change much of what Kitambi already did at the club, noting he will only add in the finer details to take the club back to the top.“Dennis has done a very good job at the club and I am happy he got the coach of the month award because he deserves it. We will continue with what he has been doing because we can’t disrupt the rhythm now. What he has done is great for the team,” the Argentine coach noted.Kitambi departs on Tuesday for Bangladesh and he is optimistic the AFC squad he leaves behind will vie for the title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards coach Dennis Kitambi receives the March SJAK/Fidelity Insurance coach of the month award. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, May 7- Departing AFC Leopards coach Dennis Kitambi received a befitting send off earning the March Fidelity Insurance/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) coach of the month award having led Ingwe to consecutive wins.Kitambi won all four of AFC’s matches that month and received a unanimous vote from the SJAK football committee, winding up a wonderful month for the club.
HAPPY HOUR: FUEL PRICES SLASHED: Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top are at it AGAIN!Management at Kelly’s Centra Topaz Mountain Top have got into the festive spirit a week early by slashing fuel prices.They’ve already done it on TWO occasions already in December, but management have yet again decided to slash fuel costs by hosting their HAPPY HOUR.The HAPPY HOUR starts again today at 4pm and lasts until 6pm. Remarkably the price of Diesel, Petrol and Kero will drop by 5c per litre.This is their way of saying Happy Christmas to their customers.So make sure and keep an eye out over the next few days as this may not be the last time prices will drop between now and Christmas.Mairtin Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We’ve had to put on extra pump attendants due to the success of the last happy hour promotion – this will help get people in and out quickly. “Christmas is an expensive time of year for many families, so we’re slashing the fuel costs to help the pocket a small bit, and to say a big THANK YOU to our loyal customers for their support throughout the year.“Checkout the signage on the roads for the most up to date HAPPY HOUR times. CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY AT KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP AS THEY SLASH FUEL PRICES was last modified: December 18th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsNotices
TUESDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Free lecture, titled “Putting the Joy Back into Holidays,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Fantasy Book Club will discuss “Eldest,” 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Valley PC Group will meet, 6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call Judy Taylour at (661) 252-8852. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Blood drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in front of the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station, 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Deputy Mike Lorenzi at (661) 799-5804. Tyke Hike for siblings of newborns, 3-5 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8060. Santa Clarita Corvette Club social meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Newhall Branch of the Italian Catholic Federation will meet for dinner and socializing, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Cost: $5. Call Lorraine at (661) 284-1923. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Classics Book Club will meet, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Reptile Club for ages 7-12 will meet, 1-2 p.m. and for ages 13-17 will meet, 2-3 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Story Links Friday Results (PDF) WICHITA, Kan. – Decorated Drake University senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) added to his burgeoning legacy by winning the Missouri Valley Conference title in the 10,000 meters on Friday night during the first day of the MVC Championship in Wichita, Kan. 2017 MVC ChampionshipFriday, May 12, 2017 The Bulldogs return to action Saturday for the second day of the MVC Championship at Cessna Stadium. Competition for the team begins at 3 p.m. 10,000 Meters1. Reed Fischer, 30:17.8212. Kyle Brandt, 32:10.43 Fischer’s win marked his fourth MVC crown of the year after winning the conference cross country title and the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters titles. He will attempt to add to those lofty accolades on Sunday when he races in the 5,000 meters. Friday Results (HTML) SIU’s Josh Maier took an early 200-meter lead in the race and led 23 laps, but Fischer chased him down in the final three laps to win by nearly two seconds with a time of 30:17.82 Drake Individual Women’s Results200 Meters (Prelims)13. Mariah Crawford, 24.5623. Ebele Okoye, 25.34 In earlier preliminary heats, freshman Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) clocked the second-fastest qualifying time of the evening with a wind-aided mark of 21.02 to qualify for the finals. His time was a personal best by nearly a quarter of s second and would rank fourth in Drake history if not for the wind over the allowable limit. Hammer Throw9. Michael Dolan, 159-8 (48.68m) 1,500 Meters (Prelims)9. Josh Yeager, 3:56.6417. Xavier Lechleitner, 4:04.9018. Matt Cozine, 4:05.43 Fischer’s win in the event was the first by a Bulldog since 2000 when Zac Schendel crossed the line first. Javelin10. Erik Olson, 147-3 (44.89m) Drake Individual Men’s Results200 Meters (Prelims)2. Caulin Graves, 21.0219. Blair Barrow, 22.2220. Deonne Witherspoon, 22.2423. Nihad Ejubovic, 22.4724. Aaron Chier, 23.52 Minutes before Fischer’s title, Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) scored in the women’s 10,000 meters with an eighth-place time of 37:05.40. 1,500 Meters (Prelims)20. Morgan Garcia, 5:01.2422. Olivia Rogers, 5:10.4423. Paige Nicholson, 5:11.7924. Mykaela Cole, 5:12.35 Sophomore Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) also advanced in the men’s 1,500 meters with the ninth-fastest qualifying time of the night in 3:56.64. 10,000 Meters8. Bailee Cofer, 37:05.40 Print Friendly Version
Gone are the elite talents like Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard — who was traded this … After dropping games against the Rockets and Mavericks, can the Warriors (12-5) salvage their three-game Texas road trip against the Spurs (7-7)?When/Where: AT&T Center, 4 p.m., AT&T Center (NBCBA)Spurs projected starters: LaMarcus Aldridge, Dante Cunningham, Derrick White, DeMar DeRozan, Bryn Forbes.How the Spurs are doing: The days of annual title contention appear to be over in San Antonio.
OAKLAND – The unpleasant memories bubbled up as soon as DeMarcus Cousins saw Kevin Durant fall to the floor. They lingered while Durant was hepled off the court. And then they came back full force when Cousins entered the Warriors locker room.“I saw K and saw the emotion on his face, I know the feeling,” Cousins said. “I was the same exact way. It’s unfortunate. It’s a very unfortunate situation.”Durant ruptured his right Achilles tendon against Toronto in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday. …