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Maguire, not money, lured Rochow to Souths

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first_imgThe former NSW Country representative was on the verge of signing with the defending premiers midway through last season but opted for a one-year deal with the Bunnies because of his relationship with Maguire.  The 26-year-old former Storm player had one season with Maguire while he was an assistant at Melbourne before the now Rabbitohs mentor moved to Wigan for a two-year coaching deal in the English Super League. “He was mainly the attacking coach and he spent a lot of time working with our back-rowers in Melbourne. He basically worked on the finer parts of attack with individual players,” Rochow told NRL.com. “I did a brief amount of work – it was nothing extensive – but I took a lot out of those moments. Rugby league is a great game where you can build connections off the smallest amounts of time with people. “When you’re making a decision to change clubs, you’ve got to look at the head coach, the playing group and where you’re going to live. “Working with a few of these players before and being familiar with Michael Maguire’s setup – and having a good chat with him and a couple of players like ‘GI’ (Greg Inglis) – that was probably the main thing that got me here. “I thought looking at the roster there was an opportunity to work and develop with some of the players.”The luckless forward was restricted to just 13 matches over the past two seasons due to bulging discs in his back as well as back-to-back broken arms that halted his time in Newcastle.  But Rabbitohs fans needn’t worry about his health, with Rochow declaring himself 100 per cent fit heading into the new season and with a point to prove at his new club.  “My injuries were unfortunate. I probably didn’t come back 100 per cent after breaking my arm, and if you’re not 100 per cent in this game you’re opening yourself up to some more injuries,” he said. “While it was frustrating, I think I dealt with it pretty well. It’s not something I want to be good at, but I am good at dealing with injuries. You learn to deal with it, and I’m extremely grateful to have some truly amazing people in my life. They always keep you positive. “I’ve done everything this pre-season – I haven’t missed any sessions – so I’m feeling really fit. I don’t feel like anything is holding me back so I’m ready to get on the field and get back into it.”Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis said it was good to see his former Storm teammate back on the paddock and backed him to succeed at his new club. “You knew he was going to be a player. He was one of those guys that asked questions and wanted to learn whenever possible,” said Inglis, who recalled their brief time together in Melbourne. “He just wanted to get back to playing footy [here at Souths]. He’s had little niggles over the years and I think we bought him at the right time. He’s done a great job in Newcastle. He’s an exceptional player, and off the field he ticks all the boxes.”last_img read more

Huskies to welcome Fairview in first exhibition game of pre-season

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first_imgWhen asked to describe the team with one word based on what he’s seen in practice this week, Clothier responded, “committed.”As usual, the game will be held at the dog pound (the North Peace Arena), with the puck scheduled to drop at 8 p.m. Along with a first glimpse of this year’s potential team, fans in attendance will also get a look at the NWJHL’s newest team, the Fairview Flyers, which was voted into the league over the summer.Friday’s game will be the first of a home-and-home series between the Flyers and the Huskies, with game two taking place in Fairview Saturday, September 15.Huskies assistant coach Jeremy Clothier, says there somewhat of a level of unfamiliarity with the leagues newest team.- Advertisement -“We know absolutely nothing about them. We know their head coach was over in Germany playing pro and from seeing them play minor hockey, they are going to be big.”The Huskies have been on the ice a few times this week during team practices, giving coaches an opportunity to not only work off some of the players’ off-season rust, but also to evaluate their team.Final cuts will be made following the scheduled exhibition games, and Clothier says players’ performances in these games can determine whether or not they will make their way onto to roster.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fun City Sliders tickets on sale now!

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Get ready for some fun sliding this summer! Tickets are officially on sale for July 9th 2016 when the Fun City Sliders come to town to set up a slide down 96th street.Money from the tickets goes to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John. A portion of each ticket purchased will be donated.A single ride down the slide will cost you $12 until June 3rd. The price then goes to $15 until 7 days before the event.- Advertisement -There are also options for a triple slide which gets you 3 trips down the slide, or you can slide as much as you want for $40.To buy tickets, visit: https://events.com/r/en_US/tickets/fun-city-sliders-fort-st-john-fort-st-john-july-15484last_img read more

Messi will stay until 2021 with new Sh66.9m-a-week deal

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first_img0Shares0000Barcelona forward Lionel Messi failed to find the net as his side lost 3-0 to Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Turin on April 11, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 5 – Barcelona have announced Lionel Messi’s contract renovation with the buy-out clause likely to rise to Sh35.3b (£264m).Messi had left Barca supporters nervously trying to read the signs coming out of his camp as his current deal was allowed to run down to June 2018. But that wait is finally over with the player ready to tie his future to the club he joined as a 13-year-old. The new contract will run until 2021, with the option of an extra year.The 30-year-old all-time club-record goalscorer has been linked to the Premier League with last year’s tax evasion case almost sending him into the arms of Manchester City but Barcelona have renewed vows with their greatest-ever player.READ: Barcelona confirm £500,000-a-week, four-year contract for megastar with huge buy-out clause of £264mMessi got married to long-term partner Antonella Roccuzzo last Friday and he is still on honeymoon in the Caribbean but when he returns to training next week he will sign his new deal.Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal against Real Madrid on April 23, 2017His new net salary will go up to Sh3.5b (£26.4m) per season, putting him on over Sh66.9m (£500,000) per week.A club statement read: “FC Barcelona and Leo Messi have agreed on a contract renewal that will keep the Argentinian at the club until June 30th, 2021. The deal will be signed in the coming weeks, when Messi returns to the team for pre-season training.”“The club is very happy with both the renewal and the commitment of Messi, the best player in history, who has played his full professional career at Barca and has led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football.”Messi will be 34 in June 2022 when the deal ends if he takes up the extra year. That optional season will not be subject to him playing a certain amount of games the season before.And the Argentine will be able to top up his earnings by around 20 per cent in total if he meets various targets such as winning La Liga, the Champions League and Ballon d’Or.He will also receive a huge undisclosed signing-on fee, believed to be in excess of £23.2m.-By Daily Mail–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

No offer from Atletico! Diego Costa denies Chelsea exit claims

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first_imgChelsea striker Diego Costa says there has been no contact from Atletico Madrid over a potential return to his old club.The Spaniard has been linked with a move back to his homeland after recent reports suggested he is struggling to adapt to life in England.Chelsea have got off to a stuttering start in the Premier League but Costa was back among the goals on Wednesday as they thrashed Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Champions League.Speaking after the win over Maccabi, Costa told Spanish radio show Al Primer Toque: “How am I going to return to Atletico if no one has made me an offer?“I scored a good goal [against Maccabi] but we needed to win and that’s what matters.“We know we can give a little more than we are. Each one of us knows that we can do more. We thought things would be better.” Diego Costa 1last_img read more

DDTV: JIM McGUINNESS SUNDAY GAME INTERVIEW ON INJURIES TO HIS PLAYERS

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first_imgDDTV: Watch what Jim McGuinness said on last night’s Sunday Game programme on RTE.And listen to what the “pundits” had to say in response.Click Play to Watch  DDTV: JIM McGUINNESS SUNDAY GAME INTERVIEW ON INJURIES TO HIS PLAYERS was last modified: July 29th, 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:DDTV: JIM McGUINNESS SUNDAY GAME INTERVIEW ON INJURIES TO HIS PLAYERSlast_img read more

Holiday drive in memory of late soldier

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Today, nearly 100 youngsters from the Simi Valley Vikings football program and Simi Youth Baseball will assemble the holiday care packages, which must be mailed by Monday to make it to Iraq in time for Christmas. Bill Tessar is a coach with the local youth organizations. “The outpouring has been 10 times bigger than I ever expected,” said organizer Margo Hartzheim, who has two sons in the athletic programs. “It’s about families helping families.” The men and women of Tessar’s company will receive packages filled with calling cards, thermal socks, candy, magazines and books. Other boxes designed for the whole company will include box sets of television series, movies and back massagers. The youngsters also wrote letters of support for the soldiers, thanking them for their service. The care packages were made possible through donations. Organizers said they raised more than $7,000 in the weeks after Tessar’s death. Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – Just before he was killed, Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Tessar asked his older brother to help his wife send holiday care packages to the 250 soldiers under his command in Iraq. After weeks of late nights and nearly round-the-clock work since his Oct. 31 death, the mission of Sgt. Tessar Operation Care Package has been completed. “It’s really an honor not just to my brother, but all the guys who have lost their lives and continue to fight in Iraq,” said his brother, Bill Tessar of Simi Valley. “We’re reaching out and trying to do something and understand all the liberties we have don’t come without sacrifice.” The drive began almost immediately after the 36-year-old Green Beret was killed in Iraq. He died when a bomb detonated near a Humvee carrying him and three other servicemen. He was just months away from retiring and joining his wife, Nancy, and their three children in Kentucky. last_img read more

JUDGE SAYS COMPO FOR WOMAN INJURED IN BAR ROW IS NOT ENOUGH

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first_imgA judge has said €855 compensation offered to a woman hit by a bottle during a pub row is not enough.The innocent woman, who was caught in the crossfire, was struck by a bottle thrown by Barry Gildea during a fight at the Cavern Bar in Letterkenny on St Patrick’s Day.Gildea, of Correnagh, Letterkenny appeared in court to pay more compensation to the woman for her injuries. However after reading the about the injuries suffered by the young woman, Judge Paul Kelly said the compensation offered was simply not enough.The court heard that when arrested, Gildea (20), was very abusive and spat on the shirt of a Gardai.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said he appreciated the seriousness of the case but that his client simply did not have a lot of funds.He suspected the compensation money came from family because he was only on €100 a week jobseeker’s allowance.Judge Kelly said that for a man who engaged in such behaviour, he received a positive report from the probation services.The court also said Gildea has sent Garda Regan €75 to have his shirt cleaned.Judge Kelly ordered Gildea to do 120 hrs community service in lieu of six months in jail and also 40 hours community service on Garda Regan in lieu of two months in jail.Judge Kelly told the accused “What you did that night had a sig impact on this young lady and has had a very severe affect on her. In other circumstances you might be going to prison.“Facts are you didn’t set out to throw the bottle at this young lady but it did have severe consequences. The probation services said you are otherwise of good character.“Your drinking habits has brought you to the brink of jail. I have also taken int account your extremely limited resources.“If you appear before me on similar matters I will not be dealing with it by means of community service. An apology is cold comfort to this lady and I hope she recovers from this,” he said.JUDGE SAYS COMPO FOR WOMAN INJURED IN BAR ROW IS NOT ENOUGH was last modified: October 17th, 2013 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:Barry GildeabottlecourtrowThe Cavernlast_img read more

DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH ‘GO FOR LIFE GAMES’ IN INISHOWEN

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first_imgAge and Opportunity Ireland and Go for Life have been providing opportunities for our older population to participate in sport and physical activity games for the past decade and have again developed an adapted games programme for older adults.With the support of the Donegal Sports Partnership and the Health Promotion Department of the HSE the first ever leader training for Go for Life Games was delivered in the Greencastle Community Centre today Wednesday by Go for Life Senior Tutor Frank Fahey.Thirty six leaders participated in the practical games training from community groups from Muff, Moville, Malin, Greencastle, Clonmany and Culdaff and these groups will now look to develop participation in their own communities. The game names of Flisk, Lobbers and Scidil may not be familiar to people in Donegal but through the work of the support agencies it is hoped that through time many of our older population will have an awareness of this exciting games programme.Dublin City University was the host centre for last year’s Go for Life Games national celebration and it is hoped that for 2015 that Donegal will have a representative team.Further information on the programme is available from Karen Guthrie, Community Sports Development Officer at Donegal Sports Partnership and also via the Age and Opportunity web page www.ageandopportunity.ie   DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH ‘GO FOR LIFE GAMES’ IN INISHOWEN was last modified: October 31st, 2014 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:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPFeaturesGet go gamesnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more