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Merciless Keble martyr Saints

first_imgKeble 71 – 17 St. Anne’s/St. John’s Keble, staking their claim to retain the Cuppers title, thoroughly outplayed St. Anne’s/St. John’s in a onesided quarter final clash. They showcased what they are capable of, and proved that they remain the team to beat this year. The two teams last met in 2005, in the depths of Division Three at the beginning of Keble’s epic march to the summit of college rugby. Then, as now, the huge margin of Keble’s victory reflected a corresponding gulf in training and fitness. The Saints arrived in the quarterfinals having eked out the narrowest of victories against Worcester, their sixth straight win this season, during which they earned the Division Three title. Keble, meanwhile, were rattled by Magdalen’s spirited challenge, clawing back the lead only towards the end of a tense and brutal encounter. However, if the League and Cuppers champions know anything it is how to win, their unbeaten record stretching back more than a year. From the match’s beginning, Keble were ruthless in executing their game plan, pinning the Saints back with accurate kicks and using their well-drilled pack. Driving mauls from the line-out produced four tries in the first half alone. The experienced Brendan McKerchar at the base of the scrum and a raft of other University players marshalled the disciplined home side to make victory quickly seem inevitable. The Saints looked intimidated by their renowned opponents, and suffered from poor decision-making when in possession, allowing the Keble backs to test the defences out wide and run in tries of their own. Frustration led to a caution for Saints enforcer Ed Slack, who lashed out at his opposite number having made a fearsome covering tackle. Despite pace in the front row and throughout the pack, making them competitive at the breakdown, Saints looked bereft of answers and by half-time the match looked as if it might provide little more than kicking practice for the Keble fly-half. However, the underdogs emerged from the break looking much less cowed, with flanker George Nava leading a series of ferocious tackles to earn turnover ball. Centre Dan Simon displayed trademark panache to take advantage of one of these and sprinted over the Keble try-line, which had never before looked at all threatened. Mildly perturbed, Keble did not relax the pressure and maintained a stranglehold on the set pieces, reducing the Saints to feeding from scraps. Their glut of possession was well-used by strong runners who maintained a steady stream of tries throughout the second half. Playing for pride, the Saints were unbowed and snatched a second try through Matt Jones’ interception. While the result was beyond doubt, there was still a large and partisan crowd to impress. The match remained competitive to the last, both sides having to defend their own lines and doing so with intensity. The uniformly powerful Keble forwards drove hard at the fringes of rucks, while the Saints used their own battering rams in the shape of Stuart Hindle and Oli Adams to attempt a break-through. Keble’s technical superiority and clinical training eventually won them this contest and allowed them to open up an unassailable lead. However, the plucky Saints were able to get the last word, stringing together a genuinely impressive run of plays to put scrum-half Matt Evans-Young over in the corner. Keble laid down a marker of their superiority in this match, and their semi-final opponents will have to find a way to contain their heavy physical firepower. It is testament to their discipline and refusal to relax while on top that not since November 2006 has a side put more than 17 points on them in a league match. The Saints meanwhile should not be dispirited by defeat from the masters.by Huw Davies and Peter Woodlast_img read more


Record submissions for euthanasia bill

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 24 March 2018Family First Comment: Superb response. Thank you to the 1,000’s of Family First supporters who submitted! Many people are having their say about the End of Life Choice Bill.The Justice Committee had already processed 30,411 submissions on Friday, with several thousand more to go.Justice Committee chairman Raymond Huo said it was already the highest number of submissions a select committee had received in recent parliamentary history.“I am determined to present the committee as balanced, even-handed and open- minded as we prepare to hear from the many thousands of New Zealanders who have taken the time to share their views on this complicated and contentious bill,” he said.National MP Maggie Barry has joined the committee as deputy chairperson.The bill passed its first reading in parliament last year. It was drafted by David Seymour, the ACT Party leader, and submitted as a member’s bill.The first reading debate drew stark differences in MPs’ attitudes and beliefs.NZ First’s nine MPs voted for the bill on condition that it won’t become law unless it gains majority support in a referendum.Parliament will decide during the bill’s committee stage whether a referendum clause should be inserted.The bill gives people with a terminal illness or a “grievous and irremediable” medical condition the right to request assisted dying.It defines those eligible and details a comprehensive set of provisions to ensure it is a free choice made without coercion.It also outlines a stringent series of steps to ensure the person is mentally capable of understanding the consequences of their decision.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/politics/record-submissions-for-euthanasia-bill/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more


Man stabbed, hacked to death

first_imgAn officer points at the lifeless body of resident Lito Bawa-an, who was hacked and stabbed to death, in Barangay San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental on Nov. 21. SIPALAY CITY POLICE STATION BACOLOD City – A man was stabbed andhacked to death in Barangay San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the suspects as24-year-old Jay-r Bacorna and 47-year old Bonifacio Tabanao. Bacorna and Tabanao were detained inthe Sipalay City police station’s lockup facility./PN The 58-year-old resident Lito Bawa-andied of hack and stab wounds on the body, a police report showed.center_img Bawa-an was brought to the SipalayCity Health Office where he was “declared dead on arrival.” The motive in the incident was notimmediately established.   According to police investigators,Bacorna and Tabanao were drunk when they stabbed and hacked Bawa-an using aknife and a bolo around 6 p.m. on Nov. 21.   last_img read more


No shot: LeBron struggles, but helps Cavs down Mavericks

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives past Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND — LeBron James couldn’t get his shot to drop. However, he wouldn’t let the Cavaliers fall.James struggled before extending his record double-digit scoring streak to 868 games and Cleveland had a rough time with Dallas before putting away the lottery-bound Mavericks 98-87 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT James, who broke Michael Jordan’s NBA mark for consecutive games with at least 10 points on Friday night, didn’t reach 10 until 7:59 remained. He finished just 5 of 21 from the field but found his range when it counted most, draining a pair of 3-pointers during a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter when the Cavs finally finished off the Mavericks.“It wasn’t a typical LeBron game,” said interim head coach Larry Drew, who is filling in for Tyronn Lue. “But we were still able to come out with a win. When the game was on the line, he put it on his shoulders once again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd although his shot was off, James finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, his 17th triple-double this season and No. 72 of his career.“I missed four, five, maybe six layups, which I’m not accustomed to doing,” James said. “But me not shooting the ball well never stopped me making an impact on the game. So if I’m not shooting well, I gotta make sure I get my guys on time, on target with my passes and I gotta rebound and I gotta do other things to help us win and I was able to do that.” Aldridge, Gay help Spurs beat league-best Rockets In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cleveland, which has withstood numerous injuries all season, has won eight of nine and is 17-8 since Feb. 7. With the win, the Cavs held onto the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference with five regular-season games left.Harrison Barnes scored 30 points to lead Dallas, which has dropped eight of nine. Dirk Nowitzki scored nine in possibly the 39-year-old’s final career game in Cleveland.The Cavs were in danger of sliding into fifth place behind Philadelphia and Indiana before waking up in the fourth quarter. They trailed 81-79 before going on an 11-0 run that was capped by a 3 from James, who spent part of Saturday night on stage with pop superstar Justin Timberlake.“We tried to make it tough on him, but obviously he’s one of the best players in the game, if not the best player in the game,” Nowitzki said. “You look up and he’s got a triple-double. He’s affecting the game even though he wasn’t shooting the ball really well. He can drive. He can dish it.”TIP-INSMavericks: Nowitzki was questionable with an ankle issue but started his 76th game this season, a credit to his durability and dedication. “He’s another guy that’s just so extremely meticulous with his approach,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “He changed his diet about 12 years ago or 13 years ago and went to very specific kinds of foods. Drinking a lot of water. There’s a level of consistency there that is amazing.” … Signed G Aaron Harrison for the remainder of the season. He originally signed a 10-day contract on March 22.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cavaliers: F Kyle Korver remains sidelined with a sore right foot. Korver recently rejoined the team after attending his younger brother’s funeral, but he’s still not completely healthy and the Cavs want him as close to 100 percent as possible for the playoffs. … F Kevin Love finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds, his 400th career double-double.AWKWARD MOMENTFans booed when the Cavs ran out the clock with 98 points. When they score 100, everyone in attendance get McDonald’s chicken nuggets.“We were laughing about that because they were a little upset,” Love said. “We couldn’t make it a happy Easter, just Easter. Sorry, we didn’t get nuggets. Go home and eat.”HEY COACHLue was in the locker room following the game and was in good spirts while speaking with players and reporters. There is still no firm timetable on his return. The 40-year-old announced he was stepping away to address his health on March 19.DIRK & LEBRONNowitzki and James are ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, on the NBA’s career scoring list. And while they’re among the greatest players of this generation, Carlisle says they resemble players of yesteryear.“The thing you love to see is a guy like LeBron James and a guy like Dirk that are new-age athletes from the standpoint of just an amazing level of skill, commitment, all kind of stuff, but old school in their approach and particularly old school in their appreciation for the Oscars and the Russells and the Chamberlains and the Wests and those kind of guys. That’s extremely special.”UP NEXTMavericks: Host Portland on Tuesday.Cavaliers: Host Toronto on Tuesday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more