Crichton has suffered problems with his left middle finger for a number of years and was recently told he would need further surgery, ruling him out for another three months.But the 21-year-old instead opted to have the digit amputated, his manager David Rawlings confirmed to Fox Sports Australia.Crichton had been left with no knuckle on the finger, which made it susceptible to being broken, something that had happened on multiple occasions over the last two years.Writing earlier this month after another round of surgery, Crichton explained: “My finger has been an ongoing injury I’ve had since I was playing in the U20s. Originally, I ruptured the tendon and this is the sixth surgery I’ve had on it.”It’s the middle finger in my left hand and, a while back, I got it fused. I’ve got no knuckle in it. The doctor said I could either cut it off halfway or fuse it. I’ve had it fused several times now because I keep breaking it.”I can’t bend the finger, so it’s like I’m constantly giving people the bird. If I clench my fist, my middle finger sticks out.”One time, a while back, I accidentally cut someone off while I was driving and I put my hand up to wave at them to say sorry. The guy followed me all the way into a dead-end street. We each got out of our cars and he asked me if I’d stuck my finger up at him. I explained to him that I’d had it fused and it stuck out naturally. He understood after that.”I’ve decided this is the last time I’m getting it fused. It’s the fourth fusion that’s broken and if it happens again I’m going to have it cut it in half, because I’m just over it.”Crichton is heading into his final year with the Rabbitohs as he has signed a three-year deal with their arch rivals, the Sydney Roosters, which will start ahead of the 2019 season.
Ayala is in Acapulco these days. He told Herrera that he gets up very early to play sports and then he has breakfast. The former Atlético player knows that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit our country hard: “It is an infection that is sweeping the world. I learned of the death of Peiró, Capón, Jones … It is a pity what is happening, that nobody can go see you … “.Ayala coincided with Herrera in Pachuca and the current Atlético player admitted that he has great admiration for him: “I remind myself that we trained at ten in the morning and made us be at eight. That’s where my theme of punctuality was born.”In the video of the meeting you can discover the common professional past that both had. Héctor Herrera and Rubén ‘Ratón’ Ayala had a nice talk through the Atlético website in which both spoke about the Atletico team. El Ratón Ayala, a legendary Atlético player who played seven seasons at the Madrid club and in which he won a League and a Cup, said that he was very pleased with the Atletico win against Liverpool, although he indicated that he saw the game with great nervousness.“Really Atlético threw the ball up in the first half. We had very little ball, wanting to play … In the second half the team got better in the match. Then Morata entered and the team was fine. Felipe made a Excellent match. And Oblak was very good. Oblak is one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. “
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In the memo, obtained by The Associated Press, Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum suggested teams use their opening games “to demonstrate your commitment to the NBA’s core values of equality, diversity, inclusion and serve as a unifying force in the community.”He recommended an address by a player or coach to fans before the anthem, or a video featuring players or community leaders speaking about important issues and showing photos from past community events.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe league’s preseason schedule begins Saturday with two games, including the NBA champion Golden State Warriors hosting Denver.Tatum said the league supports and encourages players to express their views on matters that are important to them, while reminding of the rule that players, coaches and trainers stand respectfully for the anthem. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 St. Benilde records first win in final game in PVL The Golden State Warriors line up during the national anthem prior to Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The NBA is recommending teams address fans or show videos expressing themes of unity before their first home games, while reminding them of the rule that players must stand for the national anthem.A memo was sent to teams Friday, a day after Commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players would stand for the anthem .ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The league office will determine how to deal with any possible instance in which a player, coach or trainer does not stand for the anthem. (Teams do not have the discretion to waive this rule),” the memo says.The memo builds on discussions held by the NBA’s Board of Governors this week, and follows up on one Silver and players association executive director Michele Roberts sent to players recently.It recommends that teams organize internal discussions to hear the players’ perspectives, if they haven’t already, and to start or expand programs within their communities.“The players have embraced their roles in those efforts and we are proud of the work they do in our communities,” Tatum wrote.The memo was first reported by ESPN.com.ADVERTISEMENT
The administrator of the only Government Referral hospital in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County,, Aaron B. Massaley, is calling on the government and other partners to help provide an ambulance and other medical supplies for the hospital.Speaking to newsmen last Wednesday at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare office in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County, Mr. Massaley said the St. Timothy hospital has been without an ambulance for the past three years, and this had created serious problems for the center.According to him, the hospital cannot run effectively without an ambulance, especially with the national health crisis currently facing the country. “Any critical case that the hospital cannot handle would create a serious problem, leading even to death.“If we have a case that needs quick medical response in Monrovia, the hospital cannot provide the service for its people and that would amount to a failure on our part.”Mr. Massaley further disclosed that, the St. Timothy Government Hospital was currently out of basic supplies, including fuel and personal protective equipment (PPEs). Moreover, the health workers are requesting risk benefits from the government.He explained that, “For some reason now, the majority of health workers, such as nurses and physicians, have left the hospital and are demanding risk benefits and other emoluments before they can return. The hospital has run out of fuel and more than 70 percent of its staff have not been showing up for work.”He also called on the lawmakers of the county and other concerned citizens to help provide some services for the hospital, especially in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Mr. Massaley at the same time expressed thanks and appreciation to the government for its initial support, including personal protective equipment, adding that, “We need more to effectively cope with the Ebola crisis in the county.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Mohabir Mookoorchand Persaud Foundation for Excellence (MMP) has made a huge impact on the lives of students attending secondary schools along the central Corentyne Coast.On Tuesday, a total of 28 students received new school bags stocked with some of the essentials they will need in the classroom during the new school term.Additionally, the Foundation issued travel vouchers to 10 students and Internet allowances to another three for the next year.Speaking at the simple handing over ceremony, Secretary of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Dave Budhu explained the Foundation was established in October 2016 with the aim of providing financial support to students facing dire circumstances which consequently affect their ability to continue theirSome of the recipients with members of the Foundation on Tuesdayeducation.Those students who received the donations on Tuesday were chosen after consultations were done with the schools. The students had to have an excellent attendance record and also had to record high grades.Meanwhile, Budhu noted that many of those who are diligent in their pursuit of academic excellence would often face challenges.“The sad reality is that a lot of students who have the ability to succeed at the secondary level are forced to drop out because they do not have the resources needed, however limited. We want to play our part to reduce school drop outs in the Corentyne area and eventually countywide,” the Foundation’s Secretary said.Explaining what the MMP Foundation has been doing over the past three years, Budhu said in 2016, it started with JC Chandisingh by paying the Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) fees for 10 students and rehabilitating the female washroom as well as the head teacher’s office.He noted that the first recipient of the Foundation’s scholarship was Mahendra Phagwah, who recently wrote 13 subjects at the CSEC examinations.“In 2017, we have expanded our educational programme and would have paid the CSEC fees for 41 students to ensure they sit the 2018 exams While 19 students were provided with backpacks and other school supplies, three students were provided with travel allowances and Internet bill for one year. We also handed over a bicycle to one student to make his commute to and from school easier.”The organisation, this year, will be paying the fees for 100 students sitting CSEC in 2019.“Over the past two years, the MMP was the proud sponsor of feeding programmes at several schools. These included JC Chandisingh, Port Mourant Secondary, Lower Corentyne Secondary among others; also there was the MMP debating competition for secondary schools in Berbice,” the Secretary said on Tuesday.
The Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL), organisers of the second edition of the Prime Ministers T20 Softball Cup, are reminding interested teams that the deadline for registration is Sunday, September 30.Wellman and champions Regal Masters will resume their rivalry in the PM T20 Cup 2The inaugural tournament in 2017 attracted a staggering 20 teams, with 12 in the Masters’ Over-45 category and the remaining eight in the All-Star category. The overall number of teams in 2018 is expected to increase significantly, with interest being shown by teams from as far away as Canada, New York and Florida, besides the interest being generated by the best local talents from across the country.The GSCL is also reminding teams that no registration fee is required, but lots are up for grabs, with more than $2 million being at stake. The prize money in each category has increased from 2017, with the All Stars champions set to take home $700,000, while the Masters champions will pocket $600,000. What’s more, the Most Valuable Player in each category will win a Hero Motorcycle and a 55-inch smart television set respectively.Speed Boat All-Stars are the defending Open champions, and Regal Masters are the holders of the Masters’ title. The tournament will run from October 19 to 21, with games scheduled to be played across Georgetown.The tournament has so far attracted local and international sponsors, including Banks Beer, Hero Motor Cycle, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Encore Consulting Corporation of South Florida, Atlantic Southern Trade, and Rica Juice.Teams are urged to call the GSCL on 225-4802 or 610-7902 for more information and registration details.
0Shares0000Frank Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge to see his Derby side take on Chelsea in the League Cup © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 1 – Chelsea dumped Frank Lampard’s Derby out of the League Cup on Wednesday despite a valiant effort by the Championship side to battle back from a defensive Halloween horror show.Maurizio Sarri’s much-changed side eventually emerged 3-2 winners, with all five goals coming in a helter-skelter first half, on a night when there were also fourth-round victories for Arsenal, Tottenham and Middlesbrough. Two astonishing early defensive errors at Stamford Bridge from Fikayo Tomori — on loan from Chelsea — and Richard Keogh either side of a Jack Marriott equaliser gave the home side a 2-1 lead.Undaunted, Lampard’s side levelled shortly before the half-hour through Martyn Waghorn before Cesc Fabregas restored order for the Premier League high-flyers.Lampard, one of Chelsea’s greatest-ever players, felt his side deserved a draw on chances created but said he was a “lucky man” to be able to enjoy such an occasion.“The difference between the sides was they scored three… actually we scored four didn’t we? I joke because I’m proud,” he told Sky Sports. “Talking to their staff, they’re saying we’re playing well.“I respect this club, I don’t have to talk about this club. I’m proud of my players.”The 40-year-old former England midfielder received a rapturous reception on his first return to Stamford Bridge as a manager, soaking up the atmosphere before kick-off.Buoyed by his side’s win on penalties at Old Trafford against his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in the previous round, he was dismayed to witness the errors from his side, which made their task all the harder.Timori sliced into his own net in the fifth minute, miscuing a clearance when attempting to deal with an innocuous-looking Davide Zappacosta cross.Midway through the half, lightning struck twice when Keogh failed to deal with another Zappacosta delivery, haplessly steering the ball into his own net.But the visitors played a full role in a frantic first half, looking sharp as they came forward and were back on level terms before Fabregas scored what turned out to be the decisive goal.– Late Derby pressure –Keogh had a late chance to make amends for his earlier howler but Willy Caballero saved at close range and David Nugent hit the post in the 89th minute, leaving Lampard holding his head in his hands in frustration.As former Chelsea and Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri looked on from the stands, there was a minute’s applause before kick-off in tribute to Leicester’s late Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday.Ten-man Arsenal were made to sweat by League One Blackpool before eventually emerging 2-1 winners, with goals from Stefan Lichtsteiner and Emile Smith-Rowe.Two goals from Son Heung-min and a strike from Fernando Llorente gave Tottenham a 3-1 win against West Ham while Championship side Middlesbrough upset Premier league outfit Crystal Palace 1-0.On Tuesday, Burton Albion and Bournemouth booked their places in the quarter-finals while Premier League leaders Manchester City play Fulham on Thursday.The quarter-final draw pits Arsenal against Spurs, while Chelsea take on Bournemouth and Middlesbrough play Burton. Leicester or Southampton will play Manchester City or Fulham.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Marcel Dionne took in the kid, his 19-year-old rookie teammate. Gave him a place to live in Los Angeles, a spare room in his house, and imparted some hockey wisdom along the way. It worked out pretty well. Twenty years have passed since then, but Luc Robitaille felt like a kid again Thursday night. With a hat trick in the Kings’ 8-6 victory over Atlanta at Staples Cener, Robitaille caught and passed Dionne, his former mentor, to become the most prolific scorer in Kings history, with 552 career goals. Robitaille equaled Dionne’s mark with a goal four minutes, 20 seconds into the game and exceeded it 4:56 into the third period on a breakaway, sending the announced sellout crowd of 18,118 into a frenzy. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “What a moment,” said Robitaille, who was mobbed on ice by his teammates and received a lengthy standing ovation as the celebration delayed the game five minutes. “I didn’t expect that from the crowd. It was overwhelming for a few moments. It’s something that I will cherish forever.” Robitaille capped the hat trick with 3.9 seconds left, when he fired a shot from the opposite faceoff circle, approximately 175 feet away, and into an empty Atlanta net. That goal came after Jeff Giuliano scored the game-winner, with 4:58 left, for his second goal of the game. Kings defenseman Mattias Norstrom also had a career game, with one goal and four assists. But the night belonged to Robitaille. Robitaille, the top-scoring left winger in NHL history with 663 goals – including stints with Pittsburgh, the Rangers and Detroit – turns 40 next month and is in his 19th and perhaps most challenging season. In November, Robitaille missed nine game with a leg injury and last month was benched for three other games because coach Andy Murray was unhappy with his play. But those were distant memories Thursday. Robitaille tied the record in the first period, when he put a nifty move on Atlanta goalie Mike Dunham in front of the net and gave the Kings a 1-0 lead. By the time Robitaille scored again, the game had taken several wild turns and was tied 6-6. Mike Weaver fed a perfect pass to the neutral zone to Robitaille, who often is self-effacing about his lack of speed. But Robitaille skated in alone and beat Dunham with a wrist shot for goal No. 551. Robitaille’s parents had planned to visit Los Angeles after the All-Star break and watch his pursuit of the record, but Robitaille got the job done early. “My kids have been rooting for me the last few weeks, so this is really special,” Robitaille said. Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 email@example.com LEADING MAN With a hat trick Thursday, Luc Robitaille moved atop the Kings’ all-time goal-scoring list. The top six: Player, Goals Luc Robitaille 552 Marcel Dionne 550 Dave Taylor 431 Bernie Nicholls 327 Butch Goring 275 Wayne Gretzky 246 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Housing must be affordable or companies will move out of California to places where their workers can afford to live, said Janet Huston, the spokeswoman for the DHCD. “If, as a state, we can’t provide that, then we threaten our economic competitiveness. We (face) an increasingly disparate society of haves and have-nots,” she said. Burbank and Glendale are “old-growth” suburbs with little room to expand and skyrocketing housing prices for single-family homes. Glendale is more densely populated than Burbank because many neighborhoods south of the Ventura Freeway were rebuilt in the 1970s and 1980s by developers taking advantage of permissive zoning rules, turning blocks of single-family houses into multistory apartments. Glendale officials reacted by “downzoning,” or reducing the number of units developers could build on each parcel. That was meant to protect the quality of life in residential areas and keep the city’s streets, sewers and other infrastructure from getting overburdened. But the state has continued to demand Glendale create more housing. Its latest target required Glendale to enable developers, through zoning and other measures, to build 6,100 new units between 1998 and 2005. Less than 1,000 units have been built, but Glendale met the goal on paper because its zoning would have allowed the 6,100 units to be built. Glendale officials contend it is up to developers to build new units, if the market can bear it. But in August 2005, the state sent Glendale a letter stating “housing production in Glendale is significantly lagging behind” need. The letter urged Glendale to create incentives for affordable housing, monitor how much new housing is being created and encourage more development if housing creation slows down. Glendale officials have complained about the state directives. “Glendale frankly doesn’t like a lot of growth,” said Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian. “And to slap us with a number that we’ve got to build in X number of years I think is an injustice.” Burbank has also downzoned substantially, reducing density by about a third to give residents “more elbow space,” Vander Borght said. “It’s a tight-wire act, trying constantly to appease the state while recognizing that we cannot fit more people into our community.” Today, Burbank has a total of 43,338 housing units – 19,935 of them are single-family; the remaining 23,403 are condos, townhomes and apartments. Since 2000, that is an increase of 40 houses and 451 condos, townhomes and apartments. The state set a target for Burbank to enable developers to build roughly 2,500 new units over the next five years or so, officials said. City officials project that Burbank will add an average of 400 new units per year through 2020, most of them multifamily units, according to the city’s Housing Element of its General Plan adopted in 2001. Vander Borght said Burbank relies on state grants to do housing and street improvements. “If we lose state grants, we would find ourselves unable to build improvements that are badly needed,” Vander Borght said. “We have not lost out on these grants because we are in compliance with state requirements. But our risk to be out of compliance is rapidly increasing. That’s the threat.” Most of the growth in the state’s population is coming from new babies being born, Huston said. “Communities should be responsible of taking care of their own population increases, and the population increases that are generated by job growth,” she said. Cities also face opposition from residents who decry crowded neighborhoods. Jose Chavez, 50, a Glendale sales executive, recently joined dozens of residents to call on the Glendale City Council to change the zoning on his neighborhood to keep it from getting built up. “It’s still a good city to live in,” Chavez said. “But there’s still a lot of concerns in terms of traffic, in terms of over-development. We don’t want that.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 firstname.lastname@example.org A CLOSER LOOK New mixed-use projects considered, approved, or recently completed in Burbank and Glendale: GLENDALE 338 units at the Americana at Brand, Brand Boulevard and Colorado Street. Construction scheduled to begin soon. 240 units at Central Avenue near the Ventura Freeway. Project designs given preliminary approval. 162 units at Wilson Avenue and Orange Street. Project designs given preliminary approval. BURBANK “The Collection at Downtown Burbank,” 118 units bounded by Palm Avenue, San Fernando Boulevard, Orange Grove Avenue and First Street. Officials expect to break ground in March. Expected to be complete by summer 2008. Burbank Village Walk, 140 units, bounded by Olive and Angeleno avenues, Third Street, and San Fernando Boulevard. Recently completed. Senior Artists Colony, 141 units for people over age 55 at 240 E. Verdugo Ave. Recently completed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Still, Glendale officials worry they may be falling short of the state’s housing goals, and if they do, they could lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for neighborhood improvements, officials said. Glendale officials plan to meet with state officials in coming weeks, in part to work out how Glendale’s “mixed-use” projects of condos over shops fit into the state’s overall housing goals. Burbank officials expressed similar concerns as they are working to update the housing element of the city general plan – Burbank’s basic master plan for development. “The pressure for housing is enormous,” said Burbank Mayor Jef Vander Borght. “There’s millions of people coming into the state, and thousands of houses being built. The gap is huge. We’re not going to solve the housing crisis ever. There’s just too many people. The reality is: cities will become denser.” The state’s Department of Housing and Community Development, which works with cities and counties to create housing, estimates California needs 220,000 new housing units a year to keep up with demand. But the last year that many homes were built was 1989. Burbank and Glendale officials are hoping the way to solve Southern California’s housing crunch while preserving suburban charm is the latest urban planning craze – neighborhood centers with condos over shops, within walking distance of public transportation. But as city planners draw up blueprints for years of future growth, state officials are pushing for even more housing because of a deepening housing crisis. The pressure is forcing local officials to do a balancing act to avoid state penalties while also trying to protect the quiet neighborhoods residents prize. Several multistory condominium projects have either been recently completed or approved in Glendale and Burbank. City officials have been careful to keep the projects as far away as possible from single-family residential neighborhoods, and close to shops and transportation. “What we are trying to say to the state is, ‘Look we’re not 2-year-olds,”‘ said Glendale City Councilman Bob Yousefian. “We don’t need to have our hands held and be told exactly how many units need to be built.”
Veronica and her fabulous choir.Daniel O’Donnell has snapped up Britain’s Got Talent star Veronica McCarron and her choir for his Christmas shows.The Donegal singer was so impressed with Ballyshannon choir conductor Ronnie and Kilkenny’s Presentation Choir that he has invited them to sing with him.The hugely popular outfit, who made it to the last 40 from 20,000 contestants on the hit TV show, will support Daniel at shows at Dublin’s Convention Centre on December 10th and 11th. Daniel said if the choir were good enough for Simon Cowell, then they were good enough for him.He gushed “I am so looking forward to having them on the Christmas show, which is my first in three years.“It’s lovely to do the Christmas songs and carols at that time of the year and it will be extra special having this wonderful choir join me throughout the performance.”DANIEL SNAPS UP ‘RONNIE’ FROM BENEATH SIMON COWELL’S NOSE was last modified: June 13th, 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:daniel o’donnelldonegalKilkennyVeronica McCarron