Ioane and Naholo dropped for Lions decider

first_imgPhoto: PhotoSport Waisake Naholo makes a break for the All Blacks. Speedsters Rieko Ioane and Waisake Naholo are out, and Israel Dagg has been shifted from fullback to the right wing.They’ll meet an unchanged Lions starting line-up and bench – with captain Sam Warburton again leading the 23 who won the second test – as coach Warren Gatland sticks to his winning formula. It’s the first time since 1992 that the Lions have kept the same starting 23 for consecutive tests.Jordie Barrett is thrown into a pressure-cooker role at fullback in what will be the 20-year old’s first Test start.Julian Savea, a more seasoned introduction on the left wing, has played no part in the series to date, after being usurped by the talented Ioane.Ngani Laumape, starts at second five-eighth joining Barrett in playing just his second Test and making his maiden start.Laumape had 55 minutes off the bench in last week’s 24-21 Second-Test loss in Wellington, introduced after Sonny Bill Williams was shown a red card which resulted in a subsequent four-week suspension.There is no change to the starting pack or halves, while a lone new face on the bench is centre Malakai Fekitoa, cakked into the squad following injury to Ryan Crotty.All three new starting faces are Hurricanes backs, and will operate outside that team’s playmaker, first five-eighth Beauden Barrett.Brothers Jordie, Beauden and lock reserve Scott Barrett match their New Zealand record- breaking scenario against Samoa last month, when all three were named in the 23.Ioane’s dropping is the biggest surprise, with the 20-year-old having utilised his speed to score twice in the 30-15 first Test win at Eden Park.Savea, the scorer of 46 tries in 53 Tests, may need to provide support to Jordie Barrett, who can expect to be the target of the Lions’ array of tactical kickers.Elsewhere, captain Kieran Read will play his 100th Test in what is his 25th cap as skipper. He will be the seventh All Black to reach a century milestone.Aaron Cruden and Charlie Faumuina will bring up 50 caps if used off the reserves bench. It could also be the last Test for the pair, who have signed French club contracts beginning later this year.Coach Steve Hansen says the Test shapes as a “cracker”.”It’s winner takes all and that’ll create its own unique pressures. It’s going to be interesting to see how both sides cope with it,” he said.The team:All Blacks: Jordie Barrett, Israel Dagg, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read (capt), Sam Cane, Jerome Kaino, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Codie Taylor, Joe Moody.Reserves: Nathan Harris, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Scott Barrett, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Malakai Fekitoa.last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgSOUTH WHITTIER – Police searching a home Friday discovered evidence of thousands of dollars of credit card fraud and recovered fake credit cards and a submachine gun. At about 2 p.m., detectives served a search warrant at the South Whittier home. The search was a follow-up to an April 20 operation in which police arrested Nicolas Cocos, 25, at his home in East Whittier, said detective Ed Nyberg. Cocos was arrested in connection with an alleged identity theft scam that used fake credit cards to bilk area Target stores, Nyberg said. Detectives believe the home searched Friday was of the ringleader of the scam, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHe identified the man as Robert Foote, 20. He was booked on suspicion of credit card fraud and weapons violations. Injured CalTrans workers improve MONTEBELLO – Three freeway workers hit by a suspected drunk driver early Friday morning were in good condition, California Highway Patrol officials said. The three sub-contractors, who were working for CalTrans, were in construction vehicles parked along an enclosure on the Pomona (60) Freeway, west of Paramount Boulevard, said CHP Officer Bill Granados. At 12:35 a.m., a man in a pickup truck collided with a big rig, sending the truck into the work site, where it hit the workers, officials said. Two workers complained of pain, and one man had a broken wrist and rib, Granados said. They were taken to a hospital, and were all reported in good condition Friday afternoon, Granados said. The pickup driver, a 25-year-old Gardena man, was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving, said Granados. Officials would not release the identities of those involved but said the workers were from Santa Maria, Paramount and Moreno Valley. Kids health fair seeks submissions WHITTIER – The city’s Social Services Commission and Community Services Department will hold its second Kids Fit for Life Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at City Hall, 13230 Penn St. The department is looking for local organizations, businesses, restaurants and grocery stores to sponsor booths at the fair showcasing activities and programs that promote health and fitness for youth. For more information, call (562) 464-3360. Mother/son dance set for May 12 LA MIRADA – A mother/son dance will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. May 12 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Attendees are asked to wear Western attire. Tickets are $30 for each mother/son couple. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Fundraiser to aid Norwalk libraries NORWALK – Tickets are now on sale for the city’s annual Night of a Thousand Stars fundraiser, to be held at 5:30 p.m. May 25 at Norwalk AMC Theaters. The event will feature a silent auction, games and musical performances. Former Major League baseball player Tommy Davis will be a special guest. Later in the evening, guests may choose to watch a private screening of “The Da Vinci Code.” Proceeds from the event will benefit Norwalk libraries. Tickets are $30 each. They are only available for pre-sale. Tickets can be purchased now until May 25 at Norwalk Regional Library, 12350 Imperial Hwy.; Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd., Room 5; and Alondra Library, 11949 Alondra Blvd. For more information, call (562) 929-5735. – From staff reports160Want 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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DONEGAL CLIMB NAMED IN TOP THREE IN WORLD

first_imgA Donegal climb has been named in the top three in the world by a world-renowned adventure sports channel.EpicTV is watched around the world by millions of climbers and adventure sports enthusiasts. Now a climb by well-known West Donegal adventurer Iain Miller has made it into their top three climbs for 2015.As Donegal Daily readers will know, Iain has been free soloing the sea stacks of Ireland for some time now and luckily for us he takes his gopro along with him.Simply click on this video to play the full report.DONEGAL CLIMB NAMED IN TOP THREE IN WORLD was last modified: January 6th, 2016 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:CLIMBERdonegalEpicTVIain Millerlast_img read more

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GARDENING WITH GARETH: WHAT TO DO ABOUT RUSHES?

first_imgGARDENING WITH GARETH: What to do about rushes? I bet you have a great lawn, a lawn thick and full of grass, with not a weed in sight?? No, me neither. I embrace my clover, it’s a wonderful ‘weed’ to have in the garden after all the bees love it and when it dies off in patches every winter or so it feeds the grass nearby. I love clover but I’m not a big fan of rushes, now I’ve none in my small urban lawn, but when I drive around I see a lot, both in lawns and in many surrounding fields.There is great movement going on with cutting rushes in fields since the changes in the payments made to farmers, with payments being reduced for fields which were un-grazColumneable due to the density of rushes, so you may have noticed fields near to you being cut and mulched that were never cut for years.In the home lawn rushes coming through are a sign that all is not well. Lawn grass needs adequate drainage, adequate aeration, adequate pH and adequate fertility, and if you lack in any of these department rushes are the inevitable consequence.Sprays for rushes from the co-op are common place, but spraying to kill them off is just like painting over a damp wall, you’ve not sorted the problem you’ve just temporarily removed it. It is better to consider a more stepped approach: Drainage.Does your garden hold too much water? Does it sit saturated? Does it sit ringing-wet in the winter months? If so then you need to consider installing new drains to the lawn, or to check your existing pipes aren’t blocked by Iron/Silt or whatever.Compaction.Is your lawn area compacted? Do small puddles form on the surface after heavy rain? Is there lots of creeping buttercup? If so the lack of air entering the soil and the prevention of the water from travelling downwards in your lawn into your drainage system will have a negative effect on your grass growth and encourage conditions favoured by rushes. So time to aerate the lawn and work in some coarse sand.Soil pH.Grass grows where there is access to calcium, a pH which is low reduces the availability of this important mineral. Existing soil can be acidic – ie a peaty soil or it can be acidified (or soured) over time by rain and the application of fertilisers.The management of pH in the 6.5-7 bracket will grow good grass, so the application of Garden Lime every few years will be immensely beneficial to your soil, raising the PH (sweetening soil).Availability of Phosphorus and Potassium in the Soil. These two major nutrients are vital for good grass quality, but are rarely added to lawns, we concentrate too much on lashing Nitrogen on – in turn this application of Nitrogen acidifies the soil. These nutrients can be applied in fertiliser form, just ask at your local garden centre for a balanced fertiliser.Cutting.Lawns like to be cut, rushes don’t. You may find rushes appear in the winter months but when you start cutting then the rushes reduce in volume. It is important that you cut your lawn regularly, and at a nice even height. Cutting too short or scalping the lawn only weakens the grass.You may not have to correct everything mentioned above to remove the rushes from your lawn, you may just have to amend a few parts of your management but definitely give these areas a bit of attention and you’ll not have to reach for the chemicals as quickly!GARDENING WITH GARETH: WHAT TO DO ABOUT RUSHES? was last modified: June 13th, 2016 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:columnFeaturesGardening with GarethnewsRushestractorlast_img read more

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DRINK DRIVER SPRAYED SO MUCH MINT INTO HIS MOUTH HE WRECKED BREATHALYSER

first_imgA DRINK driver sprayed so much mint freshener into his mouth, it wrecked the breathalyser machine at a Garda Station, a court has heard.Michael Bonnar, from Rareagh, Letterkenny, was stopped by a Garda patrol at Oldtown close to midnight on January 11, 2012.Garda Elaine Gordon told the District Court that she stopped Bonnar because she noticed he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. She arrested him on suspicion of drinking and driving after smelling alcohol on his breath.However a bizarre incident took place at Letterkenny Garda Station later that night.Bonnar, she said, had been told not to take any food or drink and not to smoke for a period of 20 minutes before a breath test was due to take place.Just before Bonnar was due to give the breath specimen, Garda Gordon said he turned away from her and sprayed something into his mouth.She told Judge Paul Kelly that she knew straight away it was a mint spray “because you could smell it everywhere.”The garda confiscated the spray – the main ingredient of which was alcohol – and it was produced in court in evidence in a charge against Bonnar of obstructing justice.Garda Gordon said Bonnar had claimed he needed the spray for medical reasons as he had difficulty breathing.When he did blow into the device “the machine froze” said the garda.“It just stopped working,” she said.Defence lawyer Niall Sheridan contested that charge and a charge of drinking and driving.A blood sample later given by Bonnar because he broke the breathalyser – which had a reading of 225ml alcohol/200ml of blood – led to the drink driving charge.Mr Sheridan had argued that a date written on the blood sample at the Garda Medical Unit was January 2010 and asked for the case to be struck out because of this error.He also argued that the obstructing justice charge should be thrown out as his client had taken the spray as a medicine and had informed Gardai that he had a medical condition beforehand.Judge Kelly struck out the obstruction charge but found Bonnar guilty of drink driving, ruling that the blood sample was clearly his as his name was marked on it and it was taken on the night of January 11/12, 2012.Upon conviction Inspector David Murphy told the court that Bonnar had a previous conviction for drink-driving in 2005.Judge Kelly banned Bonnar from driving for three years and fined him €350.DRINK DRIVER SPRAYED SO MUCH MINT INTO HIS MOUTH HE WRECKED BREATHALYSER was last modified: December 11th, 2013 by John2Share 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:convicteddrink driverJudge Paul KellyMichael BonnarNiall Sheridan solicitorlast_img read more

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FATHER OF CHAMPION BOXER FOUND GUILTY AFTER PUBLIC SPAT

first_imgThe father of a champion boxer became involved in a row after claims that a man swerved his car at his son while he was out jogging.Letterkenny court.The claim was made during the court case of Shane Gallagher, a Ballybofey man charged with a public order offense. Mr Gallagher, 40, of Kinletter, Ballybofey appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court following an incident with Martin O’Brien at Navenney Street on May 14th last year.Mr O’Brien alleged that Gallagher had passed him by in his car but done a u-turn and then confronted him as he sat in his car.However Mr Gallagher said he was merely trying to sort out claims that Mr O’Brien had swerved his car at his son Michael who is due to box for Ireland in the World Championships shortly.Mr O’Brien was on his way to hospital along with his partner Victoria Mitchell to have a hernia operation.He alleged that Mr Gallagher told him to “get the f*** out of the car” and that he feared for his life.“I told him I was going to the guards and he said to me ‘so you’re one of those kind of boys.”“I told him to cop himself on and he said he would get me on my own,” claimed Mr O’Brien.After being discharged from hospital, Mr O’Brien made an official complaint to Gardai.The court heard there had been an ongoing dispute over the ownership of a house which Mr O’Brien’s late brother, Martin O’Brien himself and Mr Gallagher were involved in renovating.Mr O’Brien claimed his late brother and Mr Gallagher were friendly but that he was never friendly with him.He claimed he had been paying a mortgage on the house which he had been renovating.He claimed that Mr Gallagher and his son Michael had come up to his house and he wanted to fight him but he had refused.Mr Gallagher gave evidence and said the reason he spoke to Mr O’Brien at the junction on the day in question was to clear up claims that he had swerved towards his son Michael while he was out jogging.He said his son Michael, a member of Finn Valley Boxing Club, is due to go to the World Championships in April, and he did not want him injured.He told his son that perhaps Mr O’Brien had swerved to avoid a pothole on the road and wanted to clear it up.He said he had been friendly with the O’Brien family and had known Martin since he was a young boy.After reviewing the evidence, Judge Denis McLaughlin said he did not find Mr Gallagher’s evidence credible.He adjourned the case to see if Mr Gallagher was suitable to do 100 hours community service in lieu of two months in jail.FATHER OF CHAMPION BOXER FOUND GUILTY AFTER PUBLIC SPAT was last modified: March 21st, 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:BOXERdonegalfinn valley boxing clubhouseLETETRKENNY DISTRICT COURTMartin O’BrienrowShane Gallagherlast_img read more

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Big transfer news! Real Madrid make stunning moves for two Premier League stars

first_img1 Eden Hazard is wanted by Real Madrid Real Madrid are ready to make Eden Hazard the first £100million footballer.The Spanish giants have long been linked with the Chelsea playmaker and Real boss Zinedine Zidane has spoken publicly of his admiration for the 26-year-old.Now, according to The Sun, they have firmed up their interest.Talks are said to have already been held between Real chiefs and Hazard’s camp and a world record transfer bid is set to tabled.The former Lille man has enjoyed an outstanding season for Chelsea, scoring 17 goals in 42 appearances, and played a pivotal role in their Premier League title success.Hazard has insisted he is happy at Stamford Bridge and played down speculation over his future but Real believe the chance to play under his footballing idol Zidane – plus the prospect of a huge pay rise – will be too hard to resist.Real Madrid are also determined to land another Premier League star this summer – Manchester United’s David de Gea.They have made a £60million bid for the Spain international.Madrid’s offer is more than three times the amount United shelled out for the Spanish number one back in 2011, and almost double the current record fee for a goalkeeper.United are understood to have rejected the offer and are determined to hang on to the 26-year-old, but Real are expected to make a fresh attempt to lure him away from Old Trafford.last_img read more

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GLENTIES SCHOOL CROWNED ALL-IRELAND SOCCER CHAMPIONS!

first_imgThey come from Glenties man, they’re All-Ireland champions, man!GLENTIES has another all-Ireland title to celebrate – this time in soccer.Scoil Mhuire Glenties today became All Ireland Champions in the Girls Primary School Competition at the Aviva Stadium.Playing Cregmore Galway , Miltown Malbay Clare & Stonepark Longford, the 5-a-side side went on to win the tournament. The team players are Bronnagh Gallagher , Shana Quinn , Niamh O Donnell , Amy Boyle Carr , Danielle Mc Devitt , Sophie Connaughton , Niamh Agnew & Orlaigh McGuinness.The team are on their way back to Glenties tonight for celebrations and a homecoming.The day was made complete when Danielle McDevitt was named Player of The Tournament.She’s definitely one for the future! Danielle – Player of the TournamentGLENTIES SCHOOL CROWNED ALL-IRELAND SOCCER CHAMPIONS! was last modified: May 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GLENTIES SCHOOL CROWNED ALL-IRELAND SOCCER CHAMPIONS!last_img read more

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid confirmed teams, plus more as Rafinha replaces Messi

first_imgBarcelona host Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season but it will feature neither Lionel Messi, nor Cristiano Ronaldo.Messi is absent with a fractured arm, while Ronaldo is now plying his trade in Italy after a big-money move to Juventus in the summer. 4 Team newsBarcelona remain without Lionel Messi who has a fractured arm, while Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are also absent.Lopetegui, meanwhile, must do without Dani Carvajal but should have Marcelo ready to start after being substituted against Viktoria Plzen in midweek. Vinicius Junior could also feature having had a yellow card overturned. Julen Lopetegui (Real Madrid): “We are going to focus on the game only worrying about ourselves, and the opponents in front of us.“We will try to make the most of our strengths and perform to our best in all areas, both in attack and in defence.“They are a very good team, regardless of whether a certain player is available or not.” 4 Ernesto Valverde and Julen Lopetegui go head-to-head at the Camp Nou. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde watching his side. Confirmed teamsBarcelona XI:Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Rafinha, Suarez, CoutinhoReal Madrid XI: Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Isco. Barcelona star Lionel Messi leaves the pitch with a fractured arm. It will be a hugely intriguing clash at the Camp Nou and the chance for a new name to put their stamp on one of the biggest games in world football as it kicks off at 3:15pm.It could also be a huge match for Real manager Julen Lopetegui who is reportedly set for the sack should they suffer a defeat.What the managers are sayingErnesto Valverde (Barcelona): “The more wounded Real Madrid are, the more dangerous they are.“They have good players, a lot of options at their disposal and a great defence. They have enough quality to fight back and they are a great all-round team.“I am expecting Real Madrid to be at their best.” 4 Julen Lopetegui’s position as Real Madrid boss remains precarious 4last_img read more

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DDTV: FEW PEOPLE ATTEND ‘OCCUPY DONEGAL’ RALLY

first_imgIT was billed as Occupy Donegal – a local response to the global protests agains the banks and governments.But just a handful of people bothered to turn up for the demonstration at Market Square in Letterkenny….as this official video of the event shows. When it comes to getting angry with the government, it seems we’re just not up to it!Make Money, ..log onto www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDDTV: FEW PEOPLE ATTEND ‘OCCUPY DONEGAL’ RALLY was last modified: October 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

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