Wests Tigers 2017 NRL Fantasy guide

first_imgFantasy gunJames Tedesco (WFB, $483,000): Tries, tackle breaks, run metres – James Tedesco gives you exactly what you want in an NRL Fantasy fullback. The fact the Wests Tigers No.1 is also a gifted playmaker – producing a dozen try assists last year – is icing on the cake. He’s had his problems with injury (he’s only managed to play 20 or more games once in his four full seasons in the NRL) but he looks likely to be the dominant winger/fullback in Fantasy this season, particularly if his chief rival Cameron Munster shifts to the halves for Melbourne to accommodate the returning Billy Slater.WildcardsMatt Ballin (HOK, $214,000): He’s not getting any younger but if he’s fit and starting for the Tigers in 2017, Matt Ballin will be an absolute bargain in NRL Fantasy. He was practically a non-factor in an injury-affected 2016 campaign, making him a steal at the start of the new season at $214,000. Ballin averaged 39 points per game in 2015, which corresponds to a value of about $370,000. But after an injury-wrecked season and with time not on his side, will a youngster like Jacob Liddle get the nod ahead of him at hooker?Mitch Moses (HLF, $375,000): A revelation for the Tigers at the end of the 2016 season, Mitch Moses is an interesting Fantasy prospect this year. He’s a tricky option as he’s always a risk of dropping points through errors or missed tackles, but on his day can be a great value buy. In the last six rounds of 2016 he averaged 54 points a game; before that his average was 34. Will he carry on that brilliant late-season form in 2017, or revert back to his old self? Traditionally, consistency is not his strength – last season he had three scores in the teens, four in the 20s, four in the 30s, eight in the 40s, one in the 50s and three 70+ efforts. No doubt he’s a gamble, but he could be a gamble worth taking.Cash cowJamal Idris (CTR, $194,000): He’s big, he’s talented, and he’s pretty much a mystery now that he’s back in rugby league after departing the Panthers in 2015. It’s unclear at this stage what role Idris will play at the Tigers in 2017 – a bench spot looks more likely than a starting role in the centres with Kevin Naiqama and Tim Simona already doing a good job there – but the key factor for Fantasy coaches is Idris’s cheap starting price of $194,000. That means if he can manage to eke out scores in the high 20s he should be able to earn about $100,000 in price rises – but getting enough game time will be vital.2017 NRL Fantasy prices James Tedesco (WFB, $483,000)David Nofoaluma (WFB, $436,000)Aaron Woods (FRF, $435,000)Elijah Taylor (2RF, $399,000)Mitchell Moses (HLF, $375,000)Sauaso Sue (2RF, FRF, $346,000)Kevin Naiqama (CTR, $345,000)Chris Lawrence (2RF, $341,000)Tim Grant (FRF, $338,000)Kyle Lovett (2RF, $313,000)Ava Seumanufagai (FRF, $308,000)Luke Brooks (HLF, $293,000)Tim Simona (CTR, $269,000)Josh Aloiai (2RF, $231,000)Jordan Rankin (WFB, $225,000)Jacob Liddle (HOK, $221,000)Joel Edwards (2RF, $215,000)Matt Ballin (HOK, $214,000)Jamal Idris (CTR, $194,000)Jack Littlejohn (HLF, $179,000)JJ Felise (FRF, $176,000)Michael Chee-Kam (2RF, CTR, $158,000)Justin Hunt (WFB, $143,000)Matt McIlwrick (HOK, $143,000)Dallas Graham (FRF, $138,000)Rod Griffin (FRF, $138,000)Nathan Milone (CTR, $138,000)last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence: Why we run the races

first_img Wins in the college men’s discus and the high-school section by Pan-Am Fedrick Dacres of the University of the West Indies and Munro’s Kino Dunkley suggested good things for the future. With the University of Technology (UTech) having an off year, the G.C. Foster College men stepped confidently into the breach with a 4×100 win. Spare a thought for Rayan Holmes of Edwin Allen. Pulled from the start of the Champs 400-metre hurdles final through illness, Holmes redeemed himself with victory in the same event on the last day of the 122-year-old event. The boys’ 4x800m was as enthralling as Holmes’ success was heartwarming. St Jago, winners in the girls’ long jump, through Tissana Hickling, held off STETHS in 7: 33.71 seconds. It was the first win by the school in the 4x800m since 1990. For all of that, and the win by Jamaica’s men in the USA versus the World 4x100m, pride of place goes to JC. Their dominating 4x400m win was a shock. In a meet where most things went with the form book, here was one time where predictions crashed and burned. – HUBERT LAWRENCE has made notes at track side since 1980. OFF YEAR Most things ran according to the script last weekend at the 122nd Penn Relays. Big wins for Edwin Allen High, Kingston College (KC) and St Jago High were predicted by many. There was, however, one event staged inside the chilly Franklin Field venue that proved why we actually run the races. Jamaica College (JC) arrived there as one of the favourites for the Championship boys 4×100 metres, but flubbed the second baton change. Perhaps pressure had been applied by a high-speed second leg by Akeem Bloomfield for KC. The national junior 400-metre record holder helped his school to equal the meet record set by Calabar at 39.63 seconds in bright conditions last year. Hopes for a JC track victory seemed to end there. Calabar and KC held the high cards for the 4x400m, with the impressive TC Williams High School a clear and present danger. Bloomfield was withdrawn due to the threat of injury, and remarkably, a businesslike JC quartet ran the field off its feet in the final. Calabar, the winner at Boys and Girls’ Championships, got an urgent anchor leg out of wonder boy Christopher Taylor. Noah Lyles, runner-up to Taylor at the 2015 World Youth Championships, zoomed his team forward. It was all in vain as Maleik Smith, 200-metre sprinter Michael Campbell, Devaughn Baker and Phillip Lemonios produced a big surprise. Just third at Champs in 3:15.06, the Old Hope Road school blasted that season’s best down to 3:12.34. Though Baker gave them a decisive advantage on the third leg, his team had no baton carries as quick as those by Taylor and Lyles. Smart team running did the trick instead. With the Philly chill slowing sprinters all weekend, the improvement by JC from 3:15.06 at Champs to 3:12.34 at Penns is no mean feat. By contrast, Calabar clocked 3:09.77 seconds at Champs and 3:13.09 on the new track at Franklin Field. The rest of the high-school competition ran to the script, with the JC pair of Clayton Brown and O’Brien Wasome taking the high and triple jumps, respectively, and with Shanice Love of Excelsior High continuing a great season, with a national junior record in the discus.last_img read more

Philippines scores gold in lawn bowls men’s fours

first_imgHotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The PH athletics team had a late gold-medal spurt Wednesday to save the Philippines’ campaign from a goldless day. The team composed of Emmanuel Portacio, Curte Robert Guarin, Leoncio Carreon Jr., and Ronald Lising bested host Malaysia 16-14 in the championship round. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Thailand, meanwhile, took home the bronze in the men’s fours. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READcenter_img Unlike its fate on Wednesday, the Philippines pinned down a gold medal early on Thursday in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. The Filipinos struck gold in the men’s fours event of the lawn bowls tournament in Kuala Lumpur for the country’s 11th medal so far. ADVERTISEMENT McGregor has boxing skill, but enough to beat Mayweather? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s in store for your animal sign this year Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Wright delivers as Phoenix clips TNT

first_imgMOST READ 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track As deadline nears, can Cavaliers find deal to make a difference? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESMatthew Wright made big plays down the stretch to lift Phoenix over TNT, 74-72, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Wright hit the game-tying 3-pointer, 72-all, with 44.1 seconds left before setting up Doug Kramer for the game-winning basket with 3.0 ticks remaining.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Anthony Semerad led TNT in scoring with 12 points while Roger Pogoy had 10.It was bad offensive night for both teams, who shot only 37% from the field.The KaTropa suffered a double whammy after losing forward Troy Rosario early in the fourth quarter after a bad fall.Rosario had to be stretchered off and was taken to the Makati Medical Center for treatment.Phoenix point guard LA Revilla also hurt himself in the first quarter after injuring his right hand. He did not return. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Interestingly, Phoenix head coach Louie Alas revealed Wright’s clutch triple and Kramer’s go-ahead bucket were off a similar play.“Originally, it’s the same play as the previous play where Matt made the three points,” said Alas, whose squad overcame a double-digit lead in the second half. “But I told Matt that they will stay home on you so you have to read the defense they’re going to give you. It was a pick-and-pop and Wright made the good play.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It was his decision. He was the first option but I told Matt look for Doug if he gets doubled because Doug is going to be open.”The sharpshooting Fil-Canadian, who is celebrating his 26th birthday, finished with 16 points, five rebounds and three steals as the Fuel Masters notched their fourth win in eight outings to tie the KaTropa in fifth place. Kramer wound up with eight points and seven rebounds. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

LCUNA Appeals for Inclusion on CBL’s Weekly Forex Sale

first_imgMembers of the Liberian Credit Union Association (LCUNA) are appealing to the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones to include them on the CBL weekly sale of foreign exchange auction in the country.The leadership of the Union made the statement Saturday, May 24, at its Annual General Assembly in the port city of Buchanan where they bestowed honor upon Governor Jones for his numerous economy contributions towards the empowerment of Liberians.Making remarks on behalf of the organization, the chairman of the Board of Director of LCUNA, J. Saye Biyie noted that the CBL’s weekly foreign exchange auction remains the principal policy instrument for affecting domestic markets in Liberia.Mr. Biyie suggested that in order to improve the credit union sector,it was important to include credit union members on the foreign exchange lists, especiallyfor those that are doing international trade.According to him,the credit union’s role is pivotal to the ongoing recovery of the Liberian economy.The credit union, Mr. Biyie said,is also helping to buttress government’s efforts by providing economic opportunity to Liberians in the business sectors.Also speaking, Baboukar Jeng, Manager of the Gambia Credit Union Movement (GAMCUM), expressed delight over the level of development that the organization has carried out in meeting the needs of Liberians after the civil conflict.Mr. Jeng noted that improving of the business Sector and infrastructural development are key to the country’s needs.“The business sector remains one of the cardinal areas for the development of any nation, and as such, Liberians should begin venturing in the sector,” he urged.According to him, when this is done, the citizens will be in a better position to contribute to the national government as it strives to rebuild the lives of its people.Mr. Jeng, however, called on the leadership of the Union to show good leadership to its members for the betterment of the association.At the same time, the Gambia Credit Union Movement manager said that he is optimistic that the country will once more get on par with other countries due to the level of transformation taking place in every sector.Receiving the honor on behalf of the CBL Governor, EL-Tumu Trueh, Director for Microfinance at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), lauded LCUNA for the honor and said that the Bank will continue to empower ordinary Liberians.On the inclusion of LCUNA on the CBL weekly sale of foreign exchange auction, Director Trueh promised to convey their request to the Executive Governor.According to Mr. Trueh, for the past years the CBL has been engaging the movement of the credit union activities to ensure that there is efficiency within the association.He assured LCUNA members that the Bank would continue to provide better economic opportunity by lifting Liberians out of poverty.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Linden man, female accomplice jailed for robbery

first_imgDavid Crossman being escorted by a Police rank after he was jailedA Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) duo was on Tuesday sentenced to three years each behind bars by Magistrate Wanda Fortune after they were found guilty of robbery under arms. The sentences were handed down to 30-year-old David Crossman also called “Bling” of Stewart Path, Christianburg, Wismar, Linden, and 34-year-old Sharon Austin when they made their final appearance at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.The court heard that on September 30, 2018, while being armed with a handgun, the duo along with another unidentifiable male robbed Kriss Jinn of $30,000. They also robbed Michael Charles of a Samsung S6 Edge cellphone valued $150,000 dollars and two silver chains. Additionally, the duo robbed Javon Bobb of a gold chain valued $6000.The incident occurred in a boat on the Demerara River in the vicinity of the Mackenzie Shore, Linden.Preliminary enquiries disclosed that the victims, who were partying at the Library ‘3’ Nightclub located at Rainbow City, Mackenzie, left the location and proceeded to the Titanic Boat Landing at Mackenzie. Subsequently, the three perpetrators entered the boat and as it was proceeding over to the Wismar shore, the two male suspects then held the victims at gunpoint and relieved them of the cash and items mentioned. On arrival over at the Wismar shore, the suspects then made good their escape. Crossman and Austin were later identified as two of the perpetrators, however, the third suspect was never found.Magistrate Fortune in her ruling on Tuesday declared that it was established beyond a reasonable doubt that the duo was two of three persons who had robbed the Virtual Complainants.Crossman was unrepresented, however, Austin’s counsel, Clive Forde, begged for leniency on behalf of his client. He noted that she is the mother of a 13-year-old, who misses her dearly. He also indicated that his client had already served 10 months in prison and asked that the time be taken into consideration. The attorney also noted that his client had suffered a lot in prison and had been abused.He said after speaking with her on Tuesday morning, she pointed out plans to turn her life around and be a role model to her daughter.Asked by the presiding Magistrate to give reasons why he should not be given the maximum five-year sentence, Crossman begged for mercy and leniency, noting that he would like to be with his three children.Prosecutor Vernetté Pindar told the court that Crossman had been previously charged for other offences.In July 2018, Crossman was acquitted of a break and enter and larceny charge after he was found not guilty of the offence by Magistrate Clive Nurse. He was accused of breaking and entering the dwelling house of Keneisha Samuels and stealing a number of items, all of which amounted to a total value of $450,000.Magistrate Fortune noted that she took into consideration that it was his first conviction of this nature. She then sentenced both persons to three years each behind bars.last_img read more

Teen burnt to death in De Willem fire

first_imgA fire of unknown origin claimed the life for a young man who was sleeping in bed last night as it ravaged his uncle’s home, burning it to the ground.Satesh Jagmohan, 19, aka James, of area ‘J’ De Willem, West Coast Demerara, had been out drinking with friends at a nightspot a few villages from his residence.He returned to his parent’s home just before 23:00h, had dinner, then went to his uncle’s residence two yards away to spend the night.According to a relative, the young man’s uncle was “away” and Satesh was tasked with sleeping at the residence to “care take” it until his uncle returned home.That was the last time his parents and seven siblings saw him.Reports are that Satesh retired to bed moments after he locked up and lit a lamp to provide light throughout the night.Less than an hour after, his neighbours began raising the alarm that the house was on fire.Many persons rushed to render assistance but the fire spread rapidly and the heat prevented anyone from rescuing the young man.One neighbour said that she telephoned the Fire Service but almost an hour had passed before a fire tender arrived.By then it was too late. Satesh was burnt in the house and a small part of his body was recovered.At this point it is uncertain how the fire started. However, Commander of ‘B’ Division Mansell, stated that investigations into the matter are in full swing.last_img read more

Site C Meetings Thursday

first_imgThe next round of multi-stakeholder meetings relating to the Site C Dam proposal begins Thursday in Fort St. John. This will be the second of two rounds of project definition consulations, with the first round taking place this past summer, and the second running from now until the end of November. BC Hydro says feedback gathered during these meetings will be used to refine elements of the project’s design, as well as other environmental and technical considerations. The meetings are Thursday from 2-4 pm, and 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the North Peace Cultural Centre. BC Hydro’s Dave Conway says the Thursday meetings are pretty full, but there is still room at the third local meeting, on Monday October 6th, from 6:30 – 8:30, this time at the Quality Inn Northern Grande hotel. To register for that session you can email sitec@bchydro.com or call 1-877-217-0777. Hydro says information obtained so far in the consultation period suggests the utility should continue to investigate the site as a possible option in adressing the province’s energy deficit.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsenal thrash BATE to reach Europa last 16

first_imgArsenal went ahead in the tie for the first time five minutes before the break, when Shkodran Mustafi headed home Granit Xhaka’s corner at the far post.The tie was still finely-balanced but a third goal would all-but seal Arsenal’s progress, and it duly arrived on the hour when substitute Sokratis nodded in from close range when Denis Scherbitski missed his punch from another Xhaka corner, and he fired into the empty net. 0Shares0000Sokratis celebrates scoring Arsenal’s third goal in their win over BATELONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Arsenal produced the vintage performance they needed to cruise into the Europa League last-16 with a 3-0 (3-1 agg) win over BATE.Trailing after a shock 1-0 loss in the away leg, Arsenal’s response was instant and they were given a helping hand to level the tie within four minutes when Zakhar Volkov turned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s low cross into his own goal under no pressure. More to follow…0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Reaction: Arsenal fans are fed up with Arsene Wenger after CL defeat

first_img Arsenal fans are fed up with manager Arsene Wenger (centre) Arsenal were beaten 2-0 by Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League last 16. Lionel Messi’s second-half double put the game to bed after the Gunners failed to take their chances in front of goal. Arsene Wenger brought on Mathieu Flamini on eight minutes from time and the Frenchman committed the foul which allowed the Catalan giants to take a 2-0 lead from the penalty spot. The north Londoners now face a mammoth task to turn the tie around at the Nou Camp, with Barca also taking two away goals back with them. If they crash out of the competition, it will be the sixth consecutive year they have failed to get past the last 16. But Arsenal are two points behind leaders Leicester in the Premier League, so they remain firmly in the title race with 13 games left to play. Despite this, fans STILL feel it is time for a change – see below! 1last_img read more