Top Tweets and Facebook comments of the Week

first_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad One age-old Laois establishment is getting abroad the gin producing train… Community Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding More outrageous dumping was the topic of conversation for many this week Pinterest Community Top TweetsThe Top Tweets around Laois this week were about the tragic Florida school schooling, match fixtures and illegal dumping.So strange that Kinder Eggs are banned in America to protect children but some lunatic can still pick up an automatic rifle legally and kill 17 school children— Senan Hogan O’Brien (@senhob) February 15, 2018 Facebook Twitter beyond mind numbing to think there are grown adults in America who think that MORE GUNS are the answer to this… I can’t fathom the sheer stupidity and ignorance. Every time something like this happens it comes back to one thing. You are the only nation this happens to. Wake up.— Claudia Keane (@StingsPen) February 15, 2018 Don’t understand how tickets can sell out on ticketmaster so quickly but appear on seatwave for more than three times that amount straight after ?? An absolute joke @TicketmasterIre— Lauren from Tonga (@Lauren0809) February 16, 2018 Home We Are Laois Top Tweets and Facebook comments of the Week We Are Laois Previous articleLaois Abroad: A Mountrath man climbing the property ladder in BerlinNext articleWATCH: Our Duke back on track after impressive win in Gowran Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook WhatsApp Kieran Molloy and Liam Silke will miss the Sigeron Cup final because they play Moorfield in the club semi final on Saturday. THREE important competitions overlapping with matches fixed for the same day. Beyond belief— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) February 15, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest SEE ALSO – Laois Abroad: A Mountrath man climbing the property ladder in Berlin How would you live with yourself?— EoinBarry (@EoinFBarry) February 11, 2018Facebook commentsThere was huge congratulations for the All-Ireland Colleges football glory for a Laois quintet Tributes were paid to this O’Dempsey’s club legend Top Tweets and Facebook comments of the Week By Siun Lennon – 17th February 2018 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Rugby Dismay and anger followed as it was announced that Portlaoise will not become the ‘midlands capital’last_img read more

Hat-trick hero Barrett tears through Highlanders

first_imgHat-trick hero Barrett tears through Highlanders ‘ ‘ Jordie Barrett handed the Hurricanes their first win of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season, scoring all the points in a 30-19 demolition of the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.Gameflow: Barrett hijacked what was supposed to be a celebration of Aaron Smith’s 154th appearance for the Highlanders, making the veteran scrumhalf the most capped player in franchise history. By the time Smith slinked off the field at the start of the final quarter, Barrett had scored 27 points.The Highlanders came out with great endeavour, making all the right moves in all the right places. That is, right up until they got within Bluetooth range of the tryline.The Hurricanes spent most of the first half tackling in the shadow of their uprights, but what let them off the hook was a string of Highlanders errors and penalties, including flanker Shannon Frizell dropping the ball in the act of dotting down.Something else that aided the visitors was, every time they got the pill, they gave it to Barrett and he scored. And where the Canes fullback converted every place-kick, his Highlanders opposite, Josh Ioane was striking it at 50 percent efficiency.Though the Hurricanes’ tackle-completion wasn’t great in the first half, they were pythons at the breakdown. This constricted the hosts long enough for a slick Hurricanes attack to convert rare trips across halfway, and the defence tightened up in the third quarter before some sloppy attack allowed the Highlanders to salvage some respect on the scoreboard.Match milestones: Jordie Barrett smashed a 50-metre penalty to put the scoreboard operator to work on the five-minute mark, and the Hurricanes fullback struck again three minutes later to round off an attacking lineout strike which he converted for a 10-0 lead.The scoreline belied a contest that was dominated by the Highlanders for the first 30 minutes as the home team controlled both possession and territory during that period and yet somehow failed to score a single point – made more exasperating by the fact that they were playing against 14 men after Hurricanes prop Tyrell Lomax was sin-binned for collapsing a maul.Lock Bryn Evans gave the Highlanders some relief when he broke from the back of a maul to convert an attacking lineout into five points, made seven by fullback Josh Ioane.But it wasn’t long before their blood pressure spiked as Barrett latched onto an offload to dive over under the crossbar for a 17-7 lead at the break.The fullback must have spent half-time on the spinning bike because he hit the second 40 at speed, taking an inside pass to score (and convert) his hat-trick three minutes after the restart (24-7).Barrett took a 10-minute break from scoring but the Highlanders insisted on not stealing any of the limelight, with more unforced errors and ill-discipline teeing up the Hurricanes fullback to split the uprights with another 50-metre rocket.Fluent attack from the Highlanders saw winger Connor Garden-Bachop sprint over in the left corner at the start of the final quarter but on a day when things weren’t going the home team’s way, Ioane’s conversion rebounded off the uprights (27-12).Ioane got it right after replacement centre Thomas Umaga-Jensen scored the Highlanders’ third try, but Barrett signed off with one final penalty at full-time before the ref blew the final whistle.Full value: Barrett’s 30-point haul came from three tries, three conversions and three penalties. The fullback also made three clean breaks and beat four defenders on six carries.More digits: During an opening half-hour in which they failed to score a single point, the Highlanders made four clean breaks, beat 19 defenders and boasted almost 90 percent territory and 70 percent possession!He’s back: Fit-again Dane Coles made a solid return to play. The All Blacks and Hurricanes hooker got through 50 minutes of work, feeding a lineout that operated at 87 percent efficiency and contributing six tackles and one carry to the cause.What does it mean?: The win leapfrogs the Hurricanes over the Highlanders into third place on the standings, though the last-placed Chiefs would overtake both if they beat the Blues on Saturday.  264  10 ‘ Posted in Match Centre, Super Rugby, Top headlines, Top story Tagged Aaron Smith, Highlanders, Hurricanes, jordie barrett, super rugby aotearoa 2021 MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. 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Spencer Davis to miss Michigan Gander Trucks race after positive COVID-19 test

first_imgDavis is required to meet three criteria — established by NASCAR officials since the sport returned to action in May after the coronavirus outbreak — in order to return. The requirements include two negative COVID-19 tests at least 24 hours apart, an absence of symptoms and medical clearance from a physician.Davis has made nine Gander Trucks starts in the series this year with a best finish of 12th in his first start of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 21-year-old has 18 career Gander Trucks starts over the past three years.Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson became the first NASCAR driver to report a positive coronavirus test on July 3. Xfinity Series regular Justin Allgaier served as his substitute in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson missed one race before being cleared to return. NASCAR driver Spencer Davis revealed Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Davis will miss Friday’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway. He was set to field the No. 11 truck for his Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series team but the team has withdrawn from the event.last_img read more

Union worried about employees’ future

first_imgLocalNews Union worried about employees’ future by: – January 9, 2014 7 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share General Secretary of the DPSU, Thomas Letang speaking to reporters on Thursday morning.General secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union, Thomas Letang has expressed concern about the future of over one hundred employees of the Public Works Corporation. Government announced last month that plans are afoot to construct a hotel estimated at US$70-million at the Public Works Corporation site on Goodwill Road. Additionally, a team of officials from a Chinese firm inspected the site for the purpose of constructing the hotel in December, 2013. “The future of the employees is another major issue for the Union, Letang told members of the press on Thursday, January 9, 2014.According to Letang, neither the employees nor the Union have received official word from the authorities as to where the Corporation will be relocated to. “Nobody has indicated to us what the future of the employees is, whether they will be relocated somewhere, whether they will be continued to be employed so that is a big issue”.Some employees of the Corporation with their union representative on Thursday.Letang, who described this as “disrespectful”, has demanded answers from the authorities on the future of the employees. “People have been around, they have come to look at the place that is people from overseas, we have no idea what is going to happen to the employees,” he said.Earlier today, some of the Corporation’s staff staged industrial action over unpaid salaries and benefits. Letang stated that the industrial action will continue until all matters are resolved. The construction of the hotel at the Public Works Corporation site is part of government’s commitment to making the tourism product more competitive as well as enhancing stay over capacity. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more