Matty Lees: St Helens sign new deal with prop to end of 2022 | Rugby League News

first_imgMatty Lees has made 62 St Helens appearances since making his debut in 2017; Saints coach Kristian Woolf said: “We see Matty as a guy who will progress into a future international and a guy who can lead our pack in the future as one of the number one props in the competition” By PA SportLast Updated: 09/11/20 6:34pm Matty Lees made his debut for St Helens in 2017 Matty Lees made his debut for St Helens in 2017
Matty Lees made his debut for St Helens in 2017

Developer almosts recoups purchase costs with just two $7m sales

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:10Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:10 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDream homes for city dwellers01:11The final penthouse at The Oxlade has sold for $7 million – less than three years after the developer behind the project snapped up four vacant lots for $17.35 million. A render of the penthouse at The Oxlade. Supplied.It was bought by a local buyer, with the luxury development by the Seymour Group expected to be completed by the end of 2021.MORE NEWS: Developer Kevin Seymour (centre) with grandsons Trent Seymour and Ben Seymour at the site of their new display suite for ‘The Oxlade’ on Oxlade Drive, New Farm, Sunday, May 12, 2019 (AAP Image/Richard Walker)A second penthouse, sold previously, is also believed to have achieved the same price, and only “a few two and three bedders”, all with river views, remain available for purchase.The cheapest apartment within the development sold for $1.4 million. The Oxlade at New Farm. Photos: SuppliedPlace Bulimba marketing agent Sarah Hackett said the majority of buyers at The Oxlade had been keen to customise their own luxury apartment, with some even amalgamating two units.It means the original plans for 39 units have now been scaled down to 31 units.“We’ve had a huge level of enquiry to amalgamate the two-bedroom apartments intofour-bedroom apartments, where the buyer is willing to pay double, giving them 16-metre frontage with sweeping city views,” Mrs Hackett said. The Oxlade in New Farm, Brisbane; Kitchen Living Courtyard render: 39 ultra-luxury residences; Architect: Bureau^Proberts. Agent Sarah Hackett. Picture: SuppliedThe amalgamation means the luxury apartments have four bedrooms, three bathroomsand four side-by-side car spaces.Mrs Hackett the recent sales of both penthouses within The Oxlade had “set a new benchmark for New Farm penthouse living”. The Oxlade features 6-star hotel facilities, a concierge, a roof-top infinity edge pool and a 14-seat cellar with a chef’s kitchen attached for dinner parties.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago The Oxlade in New Farm. Picture: SuppliedSeymour Group’s Kevin Seymour, a Queensland richlister, said they had wanted to create something “unique”, and allow buyers to customise their dream residence.“We are developing something truly special with The Oxlade, somewhere residents canbe proud of and have the chance to immerse themselves in all we have to offer,” he said. Earlier this year, the Seymour family snapped up another prized parcel in New Farm at 39 Griffith St. The Oxlade at New Farm. Photos: SuppliedIt sold under the hammer to Ben Seymour, Kevin Seymour’s nephew, for $7.75 million in March, equalling the city’s highest ever residential auction price set at St Lucia in 2009.That was until Mrs Hackett sold 95-99 McConnell St at Bulimba for $8.4 million last month.The Seymour Group are also expected to develop the Griffith Street site, with Kevin Seymour telling the Courier Mail in June that the market was “hungry for luxury”.last_img read more

Calls for independent watchdog for Oranga Tamariki

first_imgNZ Herald 2 November 2017Family First Comment: Com’on new Government. Do the right thing for families. A Whanganui family’s story about how their 8-week-old-baby was taken from them after a social worker thought she smelled cannabis is sparking national attention.Family First New Zealand is calling for a fully independent complaints authority as a watchdog on the state agency Ministry of Vulnerable Children (Oranga Tamariki).In the Chronicle‘s story on Wednesday parents Freyja and Laurence Maisey spoke out about how they were falsely accused of being druggies and had their baby boy taken from them with no warning and no explanation.National director of Family First NZ Bob McCoskrie said the family’s experience has again brought this issue to the fore.”We must have a mechanism that ensures two things – that families who have been notified to the new ministry as being at-risk are actually monitored in an appropriate way, but also to prevent abuse of families by the State.”He said the police have an independent complaints authority – the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) and this was the type of watchdog needed for Oranga Tamariki.“Both the Greens and NZ First support an independent agency with the Greens rightly saying that there is a lot of potential for things to go wrong in child protection and, just like the police, there really does need to be independent oversight.”But he said the success of any complaints authority would depend on its independence.“It must have legislative independence, operational independence, and the perception of independence, similar to the IPCA.”Mr McCoskrie said it would also be in the best interest of social workers because it would provide an independent body to ensure appropriate policy and procedures have been followed.“This will result in public confidence and accountability for actions and decisions by social workers.”A poll in 2011 found 65 per cent supported the need for an independent watchdog for Child Youth and Family, while 20 per cent were opposed.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11939264Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Event for adoptive parents planned in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — An event for adoptive parents will be held in Batesville on Friday, November 30. An opportunity to meet other adoptive parents and share experiences will be held at Amack’s Well from 10 to 11:30 a.m.For more information please call 812-929-3234.last_img

Football Bees reach AA playoffs despite loss to F-M

first_imgIn the end, the Baldwinsville football team made it to the Section III Class AA playoffs because of what it did in the first half of two different games that it split against West Genesee and Fayetteville-Manlius.Of course, the Bees could have taken away all possible stress by winning at F-M Friday night, but it could not hold on to a fourth-quarter lead in a 42-35 defeat to the Hornets.Still, when the final Class AA-2 division standings shook out, B’ville, F-M and West Genesee (who defeated Rome Free Academy 27-14 on Friday) all finished with 2-3 league records, tying for third place behind Utica Proctor (5-0) and Cicero-North Syracuse (3-2).When three teams tie and their records against each other are even, the tie-breaker is points differential in the first half. As such, B’ville had a plus-eight point margin, WG had plus-four and F-M had minus-12.By that margin, the Bees ended up in the third spot, the Wildcats advanced and the Hornets missed out despite its valiant comeback against a B’ville side that again proved potent, but once more struggled on defense.Braden McCard struck first- but not from under center. Instead, he returned an Alex Dauksza interception 55 yards for a touchdown in the opening minutes, the only B’ville points of the first quarter.F-M answered with a scoring drive that Alex Dauksza finished off with a one-yard TD plunge and then twice took the lead in the second quarter thanks to scoring runs of five yards by Jack Nucerino (who finished with 181 yards on 25 carries) and 32 yards by Will Duncanson.Both of those times, B’ville provided an answer, Willie Strong dashing five yards for one TD and Pat May catching a 20-yard pass from McCard for another, which left the two sides at 21-21 going into halftime.May’s second TD came on a 14-yard run in the third quarter to give the Bees a 28-21 lead. F-M pulled within one as Dauksza scored from three yards out, only to have the Hornets miss the conversion.So when McCard hit May on a 37-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter and Joe Kenney added his fifth consecutive extra point, the Bees had a 35-27 edge, but would not score again.It was Dauksza’s 15-yard TD pass to Jake Leuze, plus a two-point run from Duncanson, that tied it 35-35, and when the Hornets finally made a key defensive stop, it drove once more to the goal line, where Duncanson’s one-yard plunge won it.Strong had a fine game in the backfield, carrying the ball 22 times for 156 yards. McCard completed nine of 13 passes for 113 yards as May caught six of those passes for 87 yards and threw a 27-yard completion, too.Aside from that, May had a part in 17 tackles, 11 of them solo efforts. Kolby Hahn had 13 tackles (nine solo), with Nate Robinson adding 10 tackles. Dan Fabrizio (nine tackles), Colton Lacey (eight tackles) and Dan Ewald (seven tackles) were close behind.After Corcoran beat Henninger 20-14 in overtime last Saturday to finish second in the AA-1 division, the Bees’ first-round playoff match with the Cougars at Corcoran Stadium this Friday was set, the winner to get Utica Proctor or CBA in the semifinals. Tags: Baldwinsvillefootball Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Carabao Cup: Big Guns Pass Third Round Test

first_imgThe big guns have booked their spot in the 4th round of the 2017 Carabao Cup after they passed their various third round tests on Wednesday evening.Top teams like Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton all saw action in a goal-filled Carabao Cup night.Manchester City defeated hosts West Brom 2-1 in the battle of two English Premier League (EPL) sides courtesy a brace from German star Leroy Sane either side of Claudio Yacob’s goal for the home side. City rivals Manchester United are also through to the next round after they thrashed English Championship side Burton Albion 4-1 with goals from Marcus Rashford (2), Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial while Lloyd Dyer got the away side’s consolation goal.London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea will also be in the 4th round following wins over Doncaster Rovers and Nottingham Forest. Arsenal defeated Doncaster Rovers 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium through a 25th minute strike from Theo Walcott while Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi netted a hattrick to help Chelsea beat Nottingham Forest 5-1. Kenedy and youngster Charly Musonda got the other goals for the EPL champions with Tendayi Darikwa getting the lone strike for the away side.In the final clash of the night, teenage forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a brace to help underfire Everton to a 3-0 win over visiting Sunderland. substitute Oumar Niasse got the third goal for the Toffees. RelatedFA Cup Draw: Merseyside Derby Clash Headlines Third Round FixturesDecember 5, 2017In “England”Liverpool, Chelsea Drawn Together In Carabao Cup Third RoundAugust 31, 2018In “England”FA Cup 4th Round Draw: Top Teams Handed Easy FixturesJanuary 8, 2018In “England” Results:Chelsea 5-1 Nottingham ForestArsenal 1-0 Doncaster RoversManchester United 4-1 Burton AlbionWest Brom 1-2 Manchester CityEverton 3-0 Sunderlandlast_img read more

Dodgers’ Corey Seager trying to work his way out of slow start

first_img“I’m getting there,” Seager said when asked if the video work had unearthed any secrets. “It’s just going to take time, getting more swings.”Seager offers no more specifics about his slow start. But a pair of absences could be playing into it.Seager had a close relationship with former assistant hitting coach Shawn Wooten who worked with Seager as he rose through the minors and continued to work with him in Los Angeles. Wooten is in the Angels’ organization now.And Seager doesn’t have Justin Turner batting behind him. The Dodgers’ No. 3 hitter for the first nine games of the season, Yasiel Puig, is batting .205 after a two-hit day Sunday and offering little deterrent to pitchers who have attacked Seager more softly than in the past – a full 30 percent of the pitches Seager has seen in the early going have been curveballs or changeups (up from 22 percent the past two seasons).“I think with Corey it’s easy to see they’re not going to give in to him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “They’re going to pitch to the corners and try to have Corey get himself out and potentially make Yasiel beat them. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “Corey understands that. When he’s in the strike zone, he’s as good as any hitter in baseball. When he’s aggressive out of the strike zone, it makes him pretty average. He understands that but it’s not his intent.  Just being diligent in the strike zone is going to make him much better.”BAD SUSHIBoth Alex Wood and Cody Bellinger were hit by a bout of food poisoning Saturday. Wood stayed at the team hotel and said he was sick all day, unable to eat anything. Bellinger got a milder case and played all 14 innings of the Dodgers’ 7-5 loss to the Giants.Both went were part of a group that went out for sushi at a Japanese restaurant Friday – Kyle Farmer joked that he escaped the illness by being more selective about what he ate. Bellinger, meanwhile, said his ground zero could also have been a room service quesadilla at the team hotel.Wood was feeling better Sunday but not well enough to throw his scheduled bullpen session. So the Dodgers will swap Wood and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the two-game series against the Oakland A’s at Dodger Stadium. Ryu will start Tuesday now with Wood getting an extra day to recover. He will pitch on Wednesday.Roberts said he had not decided on the weekend rotation yet. After an off day on Thursday, Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda will start against the Arizona Diamondbacks but “we haven’t decided on the order yet,” Roberts said.ALSODodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, Roberts pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Kenley Jansen presented Giants reliever Tony Watson with his National League championship ring before Saturday’s game. Watson was acquired by the Dodgers at the trade deadline last season. He signed with the Giants as a free agent last winter. The Dodgers received their rings in a pregame ceremony at Dodger Stadium last weekend.UP NEXT: The Dodgers are off before starting a two-game interleague series against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp swings for an RBI-single off San Francisco Giants’ Ty Blach in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants pitcher Ty Blach works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 5Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO – The tape on Corey Seager’s fingers attests to the number of swings he takes daily in the batting cage. Any redness in his eyes can be blamed on all the video he watches, hours before each game.So far, all that work has not dug Seager out of a rare slump.He did have two hits (and a pair of walks) in Saturday’s 14-inning game, part of a 7-for-24 burst that seemed to point to an awakening. But a hitless Sunday dropped his average back to .206.During his first two full seasons in the majors, Seager has been relentlessly consistent at the plate. His batting average visited this low-rent neighborhood (.222 or lower) for a total of only three days – one early in 2016, two early last season. He doesn’t have an extra-base hit in the Dodgers’ first nine games this season. In those previous two seasons, he went without an extra-base hit that long just once – last August just before and during the week he spent relegated to the Dodgers’ bench with elbow pain.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dodgers’ trade for Mookie Betts, David Price is finally official

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire The Dodgers have one year to make their championship dreams come true before Betts becomes a free agent.With an argument to be made as the second-best player in baseball behind Mike Trout, Betts seems intent on putting his services up for bids next winter, having reportedly swatted away the Boston’s offer of a 10-year, $300 million extension last month with visions of a 12-year, $420 million deal.A year in Los Angeles – “Hollywood lifestyle” and all – could give the Dodgers a leg up on the competition to sign Betts beyond 2020.If Betts helps rid the Dodgers of the championship-drought monkey on their back, though, all of this week’s moves will be worth it. LOS ANGELES — They spent the winter big-game hunting and finally bagged their prey.Gerrit Cole wanted to be a Yankee, the Dodgers said, and not even their $300 million could change his mind. Anthony Rendon wasn’t interested in the “Hollywood lifestyle” that comes with playing in Los Angeles, he said himself. Stephen Strasburg didn’t want to leave Washington. Francisco Lindor would have cost more than money and the Dodgers weren’t willing to part with Gavin Lux and Dustin May to land him.But they did land Mookie Betts. The 2018 American League MVP became a Dodger along with former AL Cy Young award winner David Price – finally – when a complicated tangle of trades were worked out then reconstructed. The deal became official Monday.“We obviously got the superstar they’ve been talking about all winter,” Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler said on Sirius XM’s MLB Network Radio, caught for a reaction on his way to Arizona for the opening of training camps next week. “Sacrificed a little of our depth for it. But it’s obviously pretty exciting.”center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season In the original configuration of the trade they hope will finally put them over the top in October, the Dodgers sacrificed surprisingly little – none of their top dozen prospects and only some of their payroll flexibility.But the Red Sox balked after their medical review of hard-throwing right-hander Brusdar Graterol and the Dodgers had to dig deeper into their system to rebuild the deal.Now prospects Jeter Downs (in Baseball America’s Top 100 for 2020) and Connor Wong will go to the Red Sox along with outfielder Alex Verdugo. Kenta Maeda still goes to the Minnesota Twins along with $10 million and minor-league catcher Jair Camargo. But now the Dodgers get to keep Graterol, who has a minor-league history as a starter but could figure into the Dodgers’ bullpen mix immediately. In addition, the Dodgers re-acquired minor-league outfielder Luke Raley (a 2016 draftee they sent to the Twins in the 2018 Brian Dozier trade) and will receive a competitive-balance pick in next year’s draft (the 67th overall).And they will keep outfielder Joc Pederson and right-hander Ross Stripling – at least for now. An ancillary trade that would have sent those two (and their salaries) to the Angels along with minor-league outfielder Andy Pages in exchange for utilityman Luis Rengifo and a prospect was scuttled after the deals with the Red Sox and Twins were reconfigured.Instead, the Dodgers designated for assignment first baseman Tyler White and outfielder Kyle Garlick to make room on the 40-man roster for the trade acquisitions. Without moving Pederson and Stripling (who will make a combined $9.85 million in 2020), the Dodgers’ projected payroll currently exceeds the luxury-tax threshold ($208 million) this year after dipping under the past two seasons.If adding the 2018 AL MVP to an outfield that already includes the 2019 National League MVP results in the team’s first championship in 32 years, it will be a small price to pay – in payroll and prospects.Betts is obviously the difference-maker in this deal. His addition already ends the winter of whining by Dodgers fans who took to social media over the past three months, gnashing their Twitter teeth over the front office’s swings and misses and gathering pitchforks and torches to march on Chavez Ravine.It was the Dodgers’ longest offseason since 2015 in more ways than one. But two months after Manager Dave Roberts’ Winter Meetings prophecy of “probably the most turnover we’ll have from one season to the next,” it has come true.“I think that you’ve got to shuffle the deck sometimes,” he said at a time when the Dodgers’ only acquisition was reliever Blake Treinen.They have done much more now, reloading a 106-win team and responding to the shock of their first-round playoff exit with the biggest gamble of the Andrew Friedman era.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson takes ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ honors

first_img NFL Draft 2019: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson shares unique connection to team’s 4th-round pick NFL Draft 2019: All 254 picks by team In a fitting tribute Saturday, Succop announced this year’s Mr. Irrelevant in front of the Nashville crowd.”I gave (critics) a lot of ammunition,” Succop told the crowd before announcing the pick. “I was a field goal kicker, and my last name was Succop.”Wilson caught 60 passes for 965 yards last season to lead UCLA in both categories. Both marks are records for a tight end in UCLA history.Before he heads off to Cardinals training camp, Wilson gets some great door prizes for becoming Mr. Irrelevant 2019. He will be honored this summer with a week-long series of events in Newport Beach, Calif. He’ll visit Disneyland, sail in a regatta, do interviews, and basically celebrate his status as last man off the draft board. The annual celebration, founded in 1976 by former NFL wide receiver Paul Salata, helps raise money for charity.The week concludes with the presentation of the Lowsman Trophy — a parody of the Heisman, obviously — only the trophy features a player fumbling a football. On an odd note, Cardinals.com notes the team has picked a Mr. Irrelevant three times … and all three players were tight ends. They also drafted BYU’s Tevita Ofahengaue in 2001 and Louisville’s Gerald Christian in 2015.center_img It’s every kid’s worst nightmare on the playground — two captains pick their teams, and as the number of remaining players dwindles, they each offer up a silent prayer they won’t be the last one selected.Someone has to be the last player selected, and that’s the case in the NFL Draft as well, only the final player taken in each draft has come to be celebrated in a strange way with the bizarre title, “Mr. Irrelevant.” Meet Mr. Irrelevant of the 2019 NFL Draft, UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson, who was selected with the final pick of the seventh round (No. 254 overall) by the Arizona Cardinals.Most Mr. Irrelevants don’t pan out, either failing to make the roster, or going on to short, mostly anonymous careers. But there have been exceptions. Kicker Ryan Succop, the final player chosen in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, is still active 10 years later, with the Titans. Related Newslast_img read more

Asmir Begović new Player of FC Chelsea!

first_imgAsmir Begović definitely left FC Stoke City and is the new member of FC Chelsea! The best BH goalkeeper wrote today on his Twitter account a short message to the fans, teammates, club leaders and the training team of his now former club.He thanked everyone for the unforgettable years in FC Stoke City, and the club from London soon confirmed the transfer as well.He signed a four-year contract, and the details are not published yet.“I am very happy to join FC Chelsea, I feel I can develop here and be an important part of the team. I can’t wait to meet with the team on Wednesday, for the pre-season tour”.Begović indebted the jersey with the number one.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba/ photo klix)last_img read more