Never say die SA win Edinburgh Sevens

first_imgHenry Vanderglas scored from the restart to stretch the Aussie lead to 21 points at 28-7. Frankie Horne and Bernado Botha reduced the deficit to 28-19, but then scored what appeared to be the match winner for Australia. South Africa, however, had other ideas. HSBC Sevens World Series final standingsNew Zealand 166 pointsSouth Africa 140England 127Fiji 122Samoa 120 Wales offered greater resistance in the semi-finals and, much like last week, ran the Springbok Sevens very close to almost register their first win in 23 attempts against South Africa, who won 22-19 at the end of a gruelling encounter. Top point scorer Cecil Afrika (SA) 385 Branco du Preez (ankle) and Neil Powell (rib) were lost to injuries on Saturday, the first day of the tournament. Source: SA Rugby The win was one of the most remarkable turnaround performances by any team in an HSBC Sevens World Series Cup final. FinalAustralia, who lost 19-5 against South Africa in the pool stages on Saturday, started in determined fashion and scored three tries to one to lead 21-7 at halftime. Hunt scored again in the corner before Sithole gathered the ball from a ruck, and with the sound of the siren in the background, powered his way through the defence wide on the right to score the match-winning try. Top try scorer Cecil Afrika (SA) 40 On Sunday, South Africa had to play the final without their inspirational skipper Kyle Brown (ankle), while Paul Delport was carried off on a stretcher midway through the first half of the absorbing first half. He sustained a concussion and his condition was described as stable afterwards. Down to only two fit reserves due to injuries, South Africa fought back from being 7-28 down to snatch victory at the very end of an epic Cup final at Murrayfield, the spiritual home of Sevens rugby. It followed on their victory in London last week. In the dying seconds of the final, Sibusiso Sithole powered his way to a brilliant solo try to lift the Springbok Sevens to a magnificent and stunning 38-35 victory over Australia. Paul Treu, the SA Sevens coach, described the fight-back as unbelievable. “Australia made a good start and we had to give it everything we got. We were severely disrupted by the injuries and apart from the injured players, Frankie [Horne] also shouldered on bravely despite hurting his knee early on Saturday. “What can you say after a performance like that? They refused to give in and South Africa can be very proud of these young men,” he smiled. Earlier resultsOn Saturday, South Africa finished unbeaten and top of their pool, while on Sunday they started brightly against a powerful Samoa outfit, scoring an impressive 28-5 win as Hunt, Afrika, Brown and Sithole all scored tries. The South African Sevens team produced a comeback for the ages to capture the Edinburgh Sevens on Sunday. With the win, they claimed back-to-back victories for the first time since 2008, when they won in Dubai and George. Strong late season formIn some ways, the end of the World Series came too soon for South Africa. The team played in four of the last five World Series tournament finals and scooped three titles: in Las Vegas, London and Edinburgh. Bernard Foley, with two, and Jonathon Lance scored for the Aussies, while Steven Hunt dotted down South Africa’s only try. Delport then injured himself when he rushed to stop an attack, injuring his head in the process. 31 May 2011 Second overallWith their third victory of the season, the team finished second overall on the HSBC Sevens World series standings with 140 points, 16 behind champions New Zealand.last_img read more

Revolution part ways with Heaps

first_imgMLS Revolution part ways with Jay Heaps after six seasons Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 21:48 19/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jay Heaps New England Revolution MLS Winslow Townson MLS New England New England has moved on from its head coach after a recent string of heavy defeats have left the club as a playoff long shot The New England Revolution have announced they have parted ways with head coach Jay Heaps with assistant Tom Soehn taking over for the remainder of the season.Goal reported Monday the Revolution had made the decision after a pair of heavy defeats had left the club’s playoff chances in dismal shape.“Jay has done a great deal for the club over the years and had considerable achievements,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a statement. “I have great respect for him and wish him well in the next steps of his career. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “This decision has not been taken lightly, however, we need to do better than the results have shown from the last couple of seasons and this season left us convinced we need to go in a different direction.”The Revolution currently sit on 35 points, seven points back from the New York Red Bulls for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.New England has not won on the road all season, losing 12 of 15 contests and earning three draws.While a brief two-game win streak had gotten the team back toward playoff contention, its last two contests saw a 7-0 battering at the hands of Atlanta United after the Revolution were reduced to nine men, and a 3-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.Heaps took over for Steve Nicol after the 2011 season. He managed three playoff appearances in his tenure, including a trip to the 2014 MLS Cup final, though the Revolution lost 2-1 to the LA Galaxy in extra time.Statement from #NERevs Ownership https://t.co/2e3YZnPM3w— NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) September 19, 2017Heaps also led the team to the 2016 U.S. Open Cup final, though they were defeated by FC Dallas.However, the Revolution had struggled over the past two seasons. The team missed the playoffs due to tie-breakers in 2016 and appears headed for another postseason absence this season.Overall Heaps compiled a 75-81-43 record in the regular season for New England and was 4-3-1 in the postseason.In addition to coaching the Revolution, Heaps also featured for the club as a player between 2001 and 2009.Heaps is the fifth MLS head coach to be let go this season, following Jeff Cassar (Real Salt Lake), Dominic Kinnear (San Jose Earthquakes), Curt Onalfo (LA Galaxy) and Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids).Soehn and the Revolution face Toronto FC on Saturday.last_img read more

2016 NSW Junior State Cup results

first_imgCongratulations to all of the winners of the 2016 New South Wales Junior State Cup in Port Macquarie. 10’s BoysWestern Suburbs Magpies 11 defeated Bankstown Jets 410’s GirlsNorthern Beaches Renegades 5 defeated Penrith Panthers 012’s BoysPenrith Panthers 11 defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 1012’s GirlsNorthern Beaches Renegades 4 defeated Parramatta 314’s BoysWestern Suburbs Magpies 5 defeated Peninsula Piranhas 014’s GirlsManly Warringah Sea Eagles 11 defeated Nelson Bay Neptunes 216’s Boys Newcastle City Knights 8 defeated Central Coast Dolphins 716’s Girls Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 15 defeated Wagga Wagga Vipers 018’s Boys Murwillumbah Mavericks 17 defeated Beresfield Bandits 618’s GirlsNewcastle City Knights 11 defeated Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 8Club Champion Manly Warringah Touch Association Related Links2016 JSC Resultslast_img read more

9 months agoSarri fumes: Bayern Munich are insulting Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sarri fumes: Bayern Munich are insulting Chelseaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has blasted Bayern Munich over their public pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi.Bayern have made no secret of their interest and Sarri doesn’t think they have acted properly.Sarri snapped: “I think that it is not professional because they are talking about a player under contract with Chelsea so they didn’t respect our club.”Then I don’t know what to say I don’t know the situation. I am happy with the player because he is improving, improving a lot in the defensive have.”Now he needs to improve in some movements without the ball but he is working very well at the moment so I am very happy with the player and would like to have him in the future.” last_img read more

Angelina Jolie Supports the Malala Fund

first_imgIn her BBC diary blog, 11-year-old Malala Yousafzai wrote, “I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to the market. I have the right to speak. I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one.”Actor and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie recited those words at the Women in the World Conference in New York earlier this month, and then described what happened six months ago to the now 15-year-old Pakistani girl, when Taliban gunmen boarded her school bus: “They shot her at point blank range in the head, and made her stronger. In a brutal attempt to silence her voice, it grew louder and she more resolute, calling on the entire world to ensure the right for every girl and boy to an education.”Together with Vital Voices and Women in the World, Jolie has created Malala Fund to support the girl’s cause; Malala Yousafzai will be in charge of it. On video at the conference, Malala said that it was the happiest moment of her life to announce that she will use money from the fund to enable 40 girls between age five and twelve to attend school in her homeland. By providing the girls’ families with a monthly stipend, the girls need not be forced into domestic labor positions. “I invite all of you to support Malala Fund and let us turn the education of 40 girls into 40 million girls,” she said.Also on stage at the conference were celebrities Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey speaking about great women they admire, but former American First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also spoke about Malala: “[She was] recognised by the Taliban at age 14 as a threat. They were right. … They thought if they silenced Malala, and thank God they didn’t, that not only she but her cause would die. But instead, they inspired millions of Pakistanis to finally say, ‘Enough is enough’.”“Women are not victims,” said Clinton. “We are agents of change. We are drivers of progress. We are makers of peace. All we need is a fighting chance. … Let’s keep telling the world over and over again that yes, women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights, once and for all.”Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

Princes Trust To Host Annual Red Dinner

first_imgThe Prince’s Trust will be hosting its annual Red Dinner at Clifton College, Bristol on Thursday 13th March 2014.Guests will be welcomed with a Champagne and Canapés reception, which will be followed by a four course meal and an exciting headline performance. Previous headliners have included the legendary Ruby Turner and soul sensation Beverley Knight.Since the event started in 2012 it has raised over £100,000 to support disadvantaged young people in the South West access education, training or employment. This year we hope to exceed our target of £50,000.There will be a silent and a live auction on the night with prizes ranging from luxury holidays to VIP meet and greets with top music legends. Previous hosts have included Prince’s Trust Ambassadors Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, Jon Culshaw and Eric Knowles.Take a look at the film from The Red Dinner 2013.Every penny raised from the Red Dinner will go towards supporting young people in the South West who desperately need help. Date: 13th March 2014 Location: Clifton College, College Road, Clifton, Bristol Timings: Champagne and Canapés served from 7.00pm, dinner and entertainment commencing at 8.00pm prompt. Carriages at 12 midnight. Dress code: Hollywood Glam with a hint of redAll tables have now sold. Sponsorship opportunities are available which include a VIP table of ten. Please contact Katherine Morgan: [email protected] or call 01179 434 950 from more information.last_img read more

Nestle buying vitamin supplement maker Atrium Innovations

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Nestle, the maker of Hot Pockets and Purina dog food, is expanding into vitamins and supplements by buying Atrium Innovations for $2.3 billion.Canada-based Atrium Innovations makes Garden of Life gummy vitamins, protein powder and protein bars. Atrium also makes fish oil capsules and other supplements under different brand names.Packaged food makers like Nestle are looking for ways to appeal to people who favour fresher foods or worry about the ingredients they eat. Nestle, for example, recently bought frozen vegetarian burrito maker Sweet Earth.The Swiss food and beverage giant is buying Atrium from a group of investors led by private-equity firm Permira Funds. It expects the deal to close in early 2018 and Atrium will become part of Nestle’s health science business, which makes Boost shakes.last_img read more

Proponents of ideologies of hate need to be ‘constructively engaged’: Naidu

first_imgHa Nam (Vietnam): Voicing concern over the growing menace of terrorism, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that the proponents of ideologies of hate need to be “constructively engaged” to avoid mindless death and destruction. In his keynote address at the 16th UN Day of Vesak here, Naidu said the genesis of conflict among nations has roots in the idea of hate and violence originating from an individual’s mind-space. Vesak, also known as Buddha Jayanti, is traditionally observed by Buddhists as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”The growing menace of terrorism in the world is a manifestation of this destructive emotion. The proponents of ideologies of hate need to be constructively engaged to avoid mindless death and destruction,” Naidu said at the event attended by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Myanmar President Win Myint and Nepal Premier K P Sharma Oli among others. Naidu said Lord Buddha’s message of peace and compassion provides an ideology and effective answer to overcome sectarian and ideology-driven violence all over the world. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”The global leadership more than ever needs to work together to promote dialogue, harmony and justice, based on compassion and wisdom. We need to create a more positive environment of peace by agreeing to work together to uphold the ideals of Lord Buddha and promote values of peace, accommodation, inclusiveness and compassion in the policies and conduct of the global community,” he said. The Vice President said India’s vision has been of a world as one large family and its dreams have been woven around the theme of peaceful co-existence. He said there is a clear recognition that there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development. Noting that Buddhism’s great contribution is its balanced approach, Naidu said if global leadership can adopt this approach, it is possible to avoid conflict, reconcile different viewpoints and achieve consensus. It can also steer individuals away from bigotry, dogmatism and fanaticism to a more balanced view of life essential for peaceful co-existence, he added.last_img read more

ShellyAnn FraserPryce Flashes to Take 100m Gold at World

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dominated the rest of the field to win the World Championships 100-meter title in Moscow Monday.The sprinter improved on her world leading time, finishing in 10.71 seconds, ahead by .22 seconds from silver medalist Muriel Ahoure of the Ivory Coast.Fraser-Pryce was in the clear lead by the 50-meter mark and none of her competitors were able to make up any ground on the Jamaican in the latter half of the race.The 26-year-old has established herself as the top sprinter in the world in recent years. She won the same title in Berlin in 2009, as well as the Olympic gold in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.“I had my obstacles – I was starting to feel pain under my left butt cheek,” Fraser-Pryce said. “It was really hurting but I knew what I worked for.”“I am surrounded by great people, I came here and did my best and actually won,” she said.Defending world champion Carmelita Jeter of the United States settled for the bronze medal. read more

Ohio States Joey Bosa named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

After a six-tackle, 2.5-sack performance against Penn State, Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa has been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.Bosa, who leads the Big Ten in sacks (8.0) and tackles for loss (11.5) clinched Saturday’s game for the Buckeyes when he brought down Penn State sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg on fourth-and-five in double-overtime.The award is the first for Bosa, and he becomes the first Buckeye to win the award since former OSU linebacker Ryan Shazier won it last November following a 20-tackle performance against Indiana on Nov. 23.Bosa, who has started every game this season, started 10 games as a true freshman in 2013 and tallied 7.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss.The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native was also named Athlon’s Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday.Bosa and the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more