KIERON Purtill says Saints showed resilience to

first_imgKIERON Purtill says Saints showed “resilience” to come through their match with Bradford Bulls on Friday night.He was referring to the resolute performance when down to 11 men and reckons it shows the Club’s continuing progression over the last couple of weeks.“We’re pleased,” Saints’ Assistant Coach said. “We came out the back of a tough game with two points and had to hang in there when we were down on numbers.“It showed resilience and, I suppose, removes that hoodoo about winning here [at the Stobart Stadium].“The press will have to find something else to write about now, but yeah, it gets it out of the way!”He continued: “Our half backs showed their increasing maturity too. They are getting better with every match as they gain the experience. It will stand the Club in good stead for the future.“Jonny Lomax showed maturity with the ball and his pass selection. He has been used as a utility player so is still learning the half back role and he’ll get better.“But as well as the younger lads who are getting the plaudits – the senior players have stood up too. Wello [Paul Wellens] is like a vintage wine, he keeps getting better and is leading by example.”Saints lost two players at the back end of the game to sinbinnings and Purtill admits whilst the team coped well when Sia Soliola and Michael Shenton were off the field, there needs to be some consistency with the decisions.“We’re still trying to work out why they were sinbinned and Royce [Simmons] didn’t want to come into this conference and perhaps say something he would regret.“If that’s what we’re doing this season there needs to be come consistency because we don’t want to end up like Rugby Union when we are stopping the game every two minutes. We need to make sure the game runs.”Francis Meli tweaked his hamstring in the game and his injury will be assessed over the next couple of days.last_img read more

OUR official transport partner Hattons Travel is

first_imgOUR official transport partner, Hatton’s Travel is offering two great trips to the Rugby League World Cup at the end of the season.You can book on either of these fantastic excursions by emailing hattonstraveI@btconnect.com or by calling 01744 811 818.England v Australia and Wales v ItalyFriday Oct 25 – Sunday Oct 27 2013Two nights Bed & Breakfast at The Hilton NewportTransport to and from Millennium Stadium for games£139 ppSemi Finals 2013Friday Nov 22 – Sunday Nov 24 2013Two nights Bed & Breakfast at the Hilton Canary Wharf in LondonTransportation to and from games at Wembley Stadium on November 23 £149 ppTickets are not included in the prices.last_img

SAINTS have announced their 19man squad for Frida

first_imgSAINTS have announced their 19-man squad for Friday’s First Utility Super League Round Three clash with Castleford Tigers.Lance Hohaia, Greg Richards and Matty Dawson are added to the ’19’ with Jordan Turner, Paul Wellens and Andre Savelio missing out.Keiron Cunningham will choose from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Travis Burns, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Alex Walmsley, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Lance Hohaia, 17. Mark Percival, 18. Luke Thompson, 19. Greg Richards, 21. Joe Greenwood, 22. Matty Dawson.Daryl Powell will select his Castleford side from:4. Michael Shenton, 5. Justin Carney, 6. Ben Roberts, 7. Luke Gale, 8. Andy Lynch, 9. Adam Milner, 10. Grant Millington, 11. Oliver Holmes, 12. Matt Cook, 13. Nathan Massey, 15. Ryan Boyle, 16. Junior Moors, 17. Scott Moore, 19. Scott Wheeldon, 20. Denny Solomona, 21. Liam Finn, 22. Jordan Tansey, 23. Michael Channing, 24. Mike McMeeken.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Richard Silverwood.For ticket details please click here.last_img read more

DAY 18 – We were out this morning for the bus ride

first_imgDAY 18 – We were out this morning for the bus ride west to Katoomba and the scenic world tourist attraction within the Blue Mountains region, writes Ian Talbot.The lads had some photographs taken in front of the ‘Three Sisters’, a historical aboriginal landmark, before taking the scenic railway down to the foot of the rainforest.The scenic railway is the steepest passenger train in the world and had Josh Eaves worried.The scenic walkway amongst the ancient temperate rain forest showed some of the history of mining in the area and sights of some local wildlife, which again drew some memorable comments… Jack Unsworth saying “Is that bird a monkey?” and Cameron Brown and Kieron O’Mara asking if Jurassic Park is a place that they can visit.But more notably Eric Frodsham asking if the guide would be able to show us parts of the rainforest that haven’t been discovered yet.After a brief stop at our home it was on to St Mary’s for our final training session of the tour – the Captain’s Run session before tomorrow’s final game against Penrith.This game has historically been the highlight of the tour and tomorrow will be no different.Training went well; a feeling of nervous excitement could be sensed as the lads know they will have to perform at their best if they want to achieve the goal of remaining unbeaten.Dinner was once again at the favourite St Mary’s Leagues Club and their all you can eat buffet.The food throughout the tour has been plentiful and exceptional but this is the only place in this city that can meet the demands of Cameron Brown’s appetite.We’ve had some lads on all of the tours that like to eat but Cameron takes it to another level.Matty Costello made the comment of the evening when discussing the pudding options. A couple were saying how good the bread and butter pudding was, to which Cozzy said, “I’ve always thought that bread and butter pudding is apple crumble covered in cream!”With the big game looming it was back home and in bed for an early night.last_img read more

I am happy with the two points it was an importa

first_img“I am happy with the two points, it was an important win for us,” he said. “I think we dominated for large periods; Hull are a good side and somehow stayed in the game. I thought we created some good chances in that first half and fell just short a few times.“Then, we were in control for a fair bit of the second half and they hung on in there again, to their credit, so I am really happy with everybody tonight.“It is important to win those games. We cannot afford to miss those opportunities in games but it is great that we are creating them. There is some confidence we can take from that as we know if we finish those off we can put ourselves in good positions at the end of games“In the end, it is the win that counts and we got that.”He continued: “Percy’s (Mark Percival) finish was unbelievable. He is a classy player and we missed him last week. It is great to have him back. He produces some of those freakish things and it is great he could do it again tonight for us.“I thought the game got ruined by the conditions a little bit, but you have to be able to handle that and I thought both teams did as well as they could. Defence forced a number of errors too so for Percy to do that in those conditions made it extra special.“I was happy with Danny. I like the way he has played in the Reserves and he ran well at Champ level last weekend. He has all the gifts you want in a half. He did a good job tonight alongside Theo Fages.“We needed Theo to play a little more for us, take on more responsibility and he did. His little bit of class helped us.“But you have to give credit to Hull. They jagged a try and then kicked a 40:20 – but we were good enough to hold them out and get the win.“It was an important game for us and we put in a good performance. We competed until the end and got the win we needed.”last_img read more

Joe suffered serious head injuries and has been ho

first_imgJoe suffered serious head injuries and has been hospitalised.We understand GM Police are investigating the matter and therefore we cannot make any further comment at this time.Joe is of impeccable character and is an upstanding member of our Academy system. He represented Lancashire Schoolboys against Australian Schoolboys with distinction on Saturday and was hoping to represent England next weekend.He is a top academic achiever with a very bright future ahead of him alongside his rugby league prowess.Our welfare team are now in contact with Joe’s family and we will offer any assistance we can at this distressing time.Understandably, our thoughts are now with Joe and his family.last_img

Got a bike you no longer ride It could put a smile

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A bike drive is underway for a local non-profit that makes sure our community youth have one of the most basic forms of joy as the kids grow up.  A bicycle!A Bike for Every Child is collecting new or gently used bikes for their annual event where they teach children how to take care of the bikes, bike safety, and then give them the gift courtesy of YOU.- Advertisement – All sizes are needed, from tricycles to adult bikes for teens. Bikes can be donated here: Harrelson Center: 20 N. 4th St. (lower level of parking garage) Wilmington, NC 28401.Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-1pmFor more information:Phone: (910) 444-3939website: www.abikeforeverychild.orgA Bike for Every Child is a 501(c)(3) charity and your donation is tax deductible.last_img read more

WWAY Roof Rescue Winners prayers answered

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A Whiteville family hopes for a happier 2018 after a rough run that goes back to Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.Hal Lowder and his family are the winners of the WWAY Roof Rescue sponsored by Flores & Foley Roofing, GAF and SunTrust Commercial Banking. Their home will get a new roof soon. Watch the video above of the surprise announcement at the Lowders’ home.- Advertisement – Lowder, whose nomination was selected from among 360 entries, says the roof was damaged during Hurricane Matthew. That combined with illnesses in his family have made things tough. He hopes this will be a sign of good to come.A big thank you to our sponsors for making this possible, and congratulations to the Lowder family.last_img read more

SAP launches new software to the African Market

first_imgAdvertisement These new solutions bring speed, allow more people access to data and make BI and EIM easier to use while ensuring a trusted quality of business intelligence information.The launch event, was well attended by over 700 delegates from different industries, including retail, financial services and the public sector. The event served as the platform for SAP to unveil the latest ground-breaking innovation solutions including the 10.0 releases of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software.Boasting an un-paralleled user experience and incorporating social networking tools on a common unified infrastructure, the latest BI and EIM releases reveal the range and capabilities of these technologies, which are aimed at shaping the future of analytics in real time with in-memory computing. The software places instant powerful analytics in the hands of users, with more mobile devices supported than ever before. It combines structured and unstructured information and provides the tools to govern this information, while providing flexible on-premise, on-demand, and on-device deployment options. – Advertisement – Paul Webel, General Manager for BAT and LOB Solutions for SAP Africa said after the launch: “In order for African businesses to attract investment and retain talent, they have to overcome the enduring poor perceptions around good governance, compliance and transparency. To mitigate these risks, they must be able to operate off the previously elusive single version of the truth and empower all stakeholders to analyse and present this information in many different ways to different audiences. By embedding BI in the heart of the business processes, the new release of SAP BusinessObjects software is a huge leap forward in this regard and the most significant BI launch ever within the IT industry.“Africa stands at a significant inflection point in this new world, where the demands for its natural resources are fuelled by a return to global growth coupled with a desperate need to modernise private and public sector institutions. These change will ensure that Africa is able to compete globally and the launch of the new SAP Business Analytics releases will aid this transformation and global acceptance.“Early customer statistics and recent analyst reports reveal how SAP is leading the Analytics market,” adds Webel. “The customer results from SAP’s High Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA), which utilises In-Memory computing for the analysis of big data at a super fast speed, is delivering on the promise of high-speed analytics to all users within organisations. We believe that our solutions cut across industries and company sizes, and you don’t have to run SAP ERP to realise the full benefit and advantage of our innovative software.”Key elements of the 4.0 release are, The SAP BusinessObjects Data Services software, which helps consolidate any data source, assess the quality, profile and enhance it, then integrate this data into any BI or application environment. The SAP BusinessObjects Information Steward is a new software solution that gives organisations the power to analyse, monitor and rate data sources and categories on aspects such as completeness, accuracy and consistency, and the ability to visually share the information with the business. The SAP BusinessObjects Event Insight is also new software that helps the business understand the impact of streams of business events in real-time. These are just some of the innovations SAP BusinessObjects is delivering in the biggest release of BI and EIM ever undertaken by SAP.George Mathew, Group Vice President & General Manager for Business Analytics and Technology out of the US comments that these releases illustrate SAP’s vision to bring customers elegant, fast and easy-to-consume business software that provides real business benefit. By empowering these customers, SAP drives closer towards it‘s goal of reaching as many users as possible. “With these releases, SAP is combining best-in-class analytics with the best-in-class SAP business applications.“last_img read more