Mobily shares suspended after revision of 2014 results

first_img Saleha Riaz AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 FEB 2015 Rakuten adds Etisalat to RCP open RAN list Etisalat to bring open RAN to Afghanistan Related Previous ArticleBouygues soldiers on, despite revenue and profit fallNext ArticleVimpelCom hit by currency falls in Russia, Ukraine Tags Saudi Arabia’s financial regulator, Capital Market Authority, suspended the trading of operator Mobily’s shares on the country’s stock exchange, following a revision of the company’s 2014 financial resultsAccording to Mobily’s audited results, it posted a SAR 913 million ($243 million) loss instead of a net profit of SAR 220 million, that was previously announced.The company also admitted it had breached covenants on long-term loans with various lenders, causing the loans to be reclassified as current liabilities, which were SAR 15.3 billion at end-2014, Reuters reported.The authority said it will “look into continuing the suspension” once Mobily, an affiliate of Etisalat, discloses the “reasons in details behind the net loss” as well as “any other related material developments”.The company also said it had accepted the resignation of CEO Khalid Omar Al Kaf who had been suspended last year after errors were found in the company’s accounting, leading it to restate figures for 2013 and the first nine months of 2014.Mobily had cut its 2013 profit by $197 million and its first-half 2014 profit was reduced by around $183 million, causing Saudi Arabia’s market regulators to launch an investigation into the matter.Serkan Okandan, who replaced Al Kaf, has a mandate to run the company until the end of March, by which time the board and shareholders have said they will decide the best way forward. Etisalat interim chief made permanent Home Mobily shares suspended after revision of 2014 results Author Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more EtisalatMobilylast_img read more

Lee, Perez among four tied in chilly Tampa

first_imgPALM HARBOR, Fla. – Matt Every made the best of the worst conditions Thursday at Innisbrook. Danny Lee, finally, seems to be playing good golf in any weather. They were among a four-way tie for the lead after the opening round of the Valspar Championship, a day so challenging that 3-under 68 was the highest score to lead after the first round in the 14-year history of this event. Pat Perez and Greg Chalmers also had 68s to share the lead. Valspar Championship: Articles, videos and photos Every was the only one among the leaders to play in the morning, when the temperatures were in the mid-50s and felt even colder because of a strong wind. He had three birdies on his last four holes, all of them about 15 feet or longer, and was five shots better than he would have hoped when he teed off. ”I would have been satisfied with 2 over today,” Every said. ”It was tough. This morning you couldn’t feel your hands. The wind was brutal.” The temperature warmed under full sunshine in the afternoon, though that only helped a little. Only three players broke 70 in the morning, with the average score nearly 3 1/2 shots over par. Eight players broke 70 in the afternoon, and the average for the day turned out to be 72.6. Lee was in the last group, and how he got to Tampa Bay explains why he was one of the leaders. The former U.S. Amateur champion had missed every cut this year, and six straight dating to the OHL Classic in Mexico last November. That changed last week in the Puerto Rico Open, when he posted all four rounds in the 60s to finish second to Chesson Hadley. That got him into the field at Innisbrook, and Lee kept right on rolling. He ran off three birdies in five holes to start his round and was the only player all day to reach 4 under with a birdie on the par-5 first. He dropped his only shot on No. 6 when he failed to get up-and-down from the bunker. ”I gained a lot of confidence after last week playing with the finish in Puerto Rico,” Lee said. ”It really helped me a lot with that confidence stuff, and I’m hitting it really well right now. My ball striking is the best it’s ever been, especially with the putting. I got the new claw grip – still working great, which is fantastic.” Only 25 players managed to break par. Matteo Manassero, who didn’t break 74 in four rounds at Doral last week, was in the large group at 69 that included Nicolas Colsaerts and Bill Haas. Russell Knox, who lost in a four-man playoff two weeks ago at the Honda Classic, was in the group at 70. John Merrick made bogey on his last two holes for a 70, while Peter Uihlein made birdie on two of his last three holes, including a 35-foot putt on his last hole, for a 70. This is a big week for Uihlein, a European Tour member, who is No. 73 in the world. He has only two more tournaments to try to get into the top 50 in the world and become eligible for the Masters. Justin Rose, at No. 7 the highest-ranked player in the world at Innisbrook, Luke Donald and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth were among those at 70. More cold was expected Friday morning before the warming trend returns the rest of the week. That means Lee, Perez and the others could face wind and cold at the start of their second round. Lee can only draw comparisons with his game, not the course or the conditions. He had never been to the Copperhead course, regarded by many as perhaps the best tournament course in Florida. He played a practice round Tuesday and jokingly said he would have shot about a 90. ”I was shocked how hard it was,” he said. ”Without the wind and the cold weather – even we’re playing in nice weather – it’s a very tough golf course.” Every traded birdies and bogeys until a strong finish. He made birdie putts of 15 feet on the sixth and seventh holes, and then made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth and he made par from a fairway bunker on his last hole. ”I’ve played enough to know the first round doesn’t matter that much,” Every said. ”This place is just going to be about not making doubles and taking yourself out of the tournament.” Perez played well on the West Coast, earning nearly $1 million, and then took three weeks off. He worked a little with his coach, but felt some rust early, so he was happy to get around Innisbrook at 68. And he was lucky to be playing late. ”Definitely the guys that teed off at 7:40, 7:50, they had the hardest of what we’re going to see this week,” Perez said. ”I think so far we got the good side.” DIVOTS: Angel Cabrera opened with a 72 with a backup set of clubs and rain gear belonging to swing coach Charlie Epps. Cabrera took one airline from Buenos Aires through Santiago and into Miami. The last he heard, his clubs and luggage were being shipped on another airline through Los Angeles. … Blake Adams withdrew with a hip injury after opening with a 78. Adams missed all but two tournaments last season with surgery on his left hip.last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Dengue in Hawaii, superbug in LA, TB success, Pakistan polio obstacles, North Korea FMD aid

first_imgMar 25, 2011Hawaii reports four dengue cases The Hawaii Department of Health (HDH) said yesterday that it is investigating two confirmed dengue fever cases and two more suspected infections among Oahu residents and are warning those on the island to take precautions, according to an HDH press release. An investigation into the cases suggests the patients were infected near their homes by mosquitoes, the HDH said. Earlier this week officials sent an alert to physicians, advising them to consider dengue infection in those with similar symptoms and test and report suspected cases. Health director Loretta Fuddy said in the statement that authorities are conducting more tests and surveying, along with developing a mosquito control plan for the areas where the four patients were likely infected. In 2001 Hawaii identified its first locally acquired dengue case in 56 years. The reemergence of the virus led to an outbreak with 122 confirmed cases on three if the state’s islands, according to a 2005 report by HDH researchers in Emerging Infectious Diseases. In background information on its Web site, the HDH said that incoming travelers with dengue fever can infect local mosquitoes, which played a role in the 2001 outbreak.Mar 24 HDH press releaseMay 2005 Emerg Infect Dis reportHDH dengue background informationHighly resistant bug turning up in Los Angeles hospitalsA highly antibiotic-resistant bacterium that was thought to be confined mainly to the East Coast is invading hospitals and other health facilities in the Los Angeles area, according to a report from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The pathogen, called carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonaie (CRKP), is resistant to nearly all antibiotic options and has been linked to higher mortality, longer hospital stays, and higher healthcare costs, SHEA reported in a news release. At a SHEA news briefing this week, Dr. Dawn Tereshita of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said CRKP previously was believed to be rare in the region. After the health department declared CRKP a lab-reportable disease, 350 cases were reported from June through December of 2010. Tereshita said 42% of the cases were from long-term acute care hospitals and 6% from skilled nursing facilities. The study did not address why CRKP is growing more common in the area. Tereshita commented that patients in long-term acute care hospitals tend to be elderly people with many health problems and “are often placed on antibiotics which may or may not be appropriate,” all of which tend to increase their risk for healthcare-acquired infections. Tereshita’s study is scheduled to be reported in more detail at SHEA’s annual meeting on Apr 3.Mar 24 SHEA news releaseAug 20, 2010, CIDRAP News story discussing carbapenem-resistant K pneumoniaeTB rates down in EuropeThe number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe declined 4.5% in 2009 and 27% since 1995, but treatment success seems to have leveled off, according to a Eurosurveillance report yesterday. In 2009, the last year for which data were available, 79,665 TB cases were reported by the 27 EU countries, Iceland and Norway, down 3,635 cases (4.5%) since 2008. The decrease between 2007 and 2008 was 1.4%. The number of cases dropped 29,992 since 1995, from 109,657 to 79,665, for a 27.4% drop. Cases per 100,000 population dropped from 22.7 in 1995 to 15.8 in 2009, a 30.4% decline. Countries reporting the highest rates per 100,000 were Romania (108.2), Lithuania (62.1), Latvia (43.2), Estonia (30.7), Bulgaria (38.3), Portugal (27.0), and Poland (21.6). Those at the lower end were Iceland (2.8), Greece (5.2), Germany (5.4), Luxembourg (5.5), Denmark (6.0), and Italy (6.5). By comparison, figures released yesterday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed 3.6 TB cases per 100,000 US residents in 2010. The European report also said that, while the number of countries achieving the target of 85% TB treatment success has doubled since 2008, overall European treatment success has not improved and even declined a bit from 2007 to 2008.Mar 24 Eurosurveill reportMar 24 CDC TB dataPakistan faces tough polio battleThe battle against polio in Pakistan faces many complexities, including opposition to immunization from religious groups who have armed militia members on their side, floods in 2010 that seemed to exacerbate the spread of the virus, and possible vaccine campaign mismanagement, Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), the humanitarian news organization of the United Nations, reported today. After leading the world in polio cases last year, the country has already reported 15 this year, with President Asif Ali Zardari declaring a national emergency over the epidemic and saying that failure to eradicate the disease amounted to “criminal negligence.” Late last year a polio vaccine worker in one of the tribal areas was reportedly kidnapped and killed, and in February the virus was detected in water samples from five cities. A polio vaccine campaign official told IRIN that more supervisors have been sent to oversee vaccination activities. Also, a nongovernmental organization called National Research and Development Foundation is enlisting religious leaders to build the public’s support for polio vaccination, according to the report.Mar 25 IRIN storyFAO: North Korea needs $1 million to control FMD outbreakNorth Korea needs $1 million worth of equipment and vaccine to stop foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said yesterday. It based the estimate on reports from international veterinary experts who were invited by North Korea to assess and help manage the outbreak between Feb 27 and Mar 8. Outbreaks of type O FMD have been reported in a variety of locations in 8 of North Korea’s 13 provinces. The team found that the country’s capacity to detect and contain outbreaks needs to be strengthened significantly, especially biosecurity practices and laboratory infrastructure. They recommended several steps to their North Korean colleagues, including conducting surveillance, mapping disease clusters, conducting adequate sampling, and strategizing the use of appropriate vaccines to contain disease outbreaks. The FAO said farm animals are vital to North Korea’s food security and that cows and oxen are also a key source of draft power for agricultural production.Mar 24 FAO press releaselast_img read more

The Great American Milk Drive matching donations for holidays

first_imgYesterday was Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving in the peak of the holiday season – a time when one-third of annual giving occurs. This month, the dairy industry is encouraging Americans to give the gift of highly-desired, nutrient-rich milk to those in need, and making that gift even more impactful by matching donations made this holiday season. Thousands of families in need have benefited from milk donations to The Great American Milk Drive since its launch in April. Yet, milk remains one of the most requested items by food bank clients year-round. During the holidays, this industry collaboration stands to make an even greater impact, at a time when many Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, but don’t think to donate fresh items like milk because it’s perishable.advertisementadvertisementBeginning as of yesterday, Giving Tuesday, The Great American Milk Drive will make milk multiply throughout the holiday season by matching all donations made at the Milk Life website. There are two simple ways the dairy industry can continue to come together for this important cause:Make a donation onlineThrough Dec. 31, The Great American Milk Drive will match all donations made at the Milk Life website, making milk gallons multiply at your local food bank this holiday season. By entering your zip code, you can ensure that milk is delivered to a local food bank to help nourish children in your own community.Spread the wordFor every share of this Great American Milk Drive video, a one-gallon donation will be made to one of the more than 200 food banks served by Feeding America. PD—From The Great American Milk Drive news releaseadvertisementlast_img read more

Whitewater’s Woodward finishes second at Freeride Junior World Championships

first_imgBen Woodward of Whitewater placed second Thursday at the Freeride Junior World Championships at Kappl, Austria.Woodward finished second to Dylan Lavenex of Switzerland with Abel Moga of Spain third in the men’s ski event.According to the FJWC website Woodward put together a textbook run, fluidly linking-up three critical airs, which included a stylish 360 and a big stomp to close out a solid performance. The FWT is the worldwide circuit of freeride snowboarding and skiing with the best riders in the world competing on the most legendary and challenging alpine faces and the most renowned ski resorts across the world.Woodward was one of four athletes representing Canada at the Freeride World Jr Championships this Thursday in Austria.last_img read more

Christmas 2017: Every Premier League club’s festive jumper revealed and ranked

first_imgIt’s the most wonderful time of the year!Nope, it’s not Christmas (not yet, anyway)… it’s talkSPORT’s Premier League Christmas Jumper awards!So, who is festive and who is not? Click the right arrow, above, to see all 20 top flight teams ranked by their 2017 Christmas jumpers, from worst to best… 9. Brighton and Hove Albion – The blue on Brighton’s jumper is slightly more Christmassy than Burnley’s, so they sit one place ahead. 20. Stoke City – click the right arrow to see the rest of the Christmas jumpers ranked from worst to best – Stoke (the spoilsports) have not released a Christmas jumper this year. The above picture seemed most suitable for such a dour bunch. 19. Newcastle United – Vulgarity of the highest order. 20 7. Manchester City – Penguins are awesome. This penguin might be the most adorable penguin ever. That makes this penguin even more awesome. 20 20 20 17. Watford – Again, it looks like a real lack of effort has gone into this. Christmas jumpers are meant to horrible but exuberant… this is just horrible. 15. Crystal Palace – I’m loving the design, but I suspect there will be some real problems when the penguin actually attempts to kick the football with those skis on. Clearly a lack of thought went into this. 20 20 20 8. Liverpool – Liverpool top the rankings of the teams using the same template, as the red and white mix is perfect for the season to be jolly. 20 14. Manchester United – United have gone traditional with the inclusion of Santa, but they come lower than other teams because of the black background not being overly festive. Plus, just what is that chimney resting on? 10. Burnley – The first of three jumpers all using the same template, Burnley come last because their adherence to club colours means the jumper is not very festive. 3. Huddersfield Town – Yes, I know Terriers are not exactly Christmassy, but have you seen his face? Adorable. 20 11. Bournemouth – ‘Cherry’ Christmas? I mean, come on… ‘Cherry’ Christmas. Aside from that monstrosity, this is actually quite a snazzy jumper. 13. Arsenal – It’s red, it has Santa giving the thumbs up, and it has a three dimensional aspect. It’s got all the things to make it a great Christmas jumper, but is just missing that… pazazz. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 5. Chelsea – Now this is snazzy. While the lion proves this is a Chelsea jumper, it has so few allusions to football it actually comes across as surprisingly classy. 12. West Ham United – Big marks for the winking reindeer. Low marks for Santa heading into the chimney head-first. Who would do that? 20 2. Tottenham Hotspur – Hehe… just look at that reindeer. How can you not love him? 20 16. Everton – The first of a few penguins we will see in this ranking. Everton’s is the lowest ranked as it appears the penguin was coerced into appearing on the jumper. 4. West Bromwich Albion – A bold move from West Brom to make it look like Santa is a Baggies fan. 6. Leicester City – Get rid of the Leicester badge and you’ve got a jumper so suave it could be worn all through the year. Even with the badge it remains a fine effort. 20 18. Southampton – This looks like the intern was tasked with making a Christmas jumper. Then the intern gave it to his own intern. And he gave it a child. And that child did a very, very bad job. 20 1. Swansea City – They are bottom of the Premier League table, but who cares about that as Swansea have won talkSPORT’s Christmas Jumper award for 2017! That’s the only thing that matters in this world.last_img read more

Marshfield freshman football rolls Wausau West

first_imgFour Tigers score TDs in home winBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Four different Marshfield players scored touchdowns as the Tigers freshman football team beat Wausau West 27-6 on Thursday at Marshfield High School.Simon Baity had a 30-yard touchdown run, Noah Seehafer and Brad Dickinson had 1-yard TD runs, and Sam Hinson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Meverden for Marshfield’s scoring plays. Austin Kuhlka had three extra point kicks.Joey Goettl intercepted two West passes, and Emmett Meissner, Tyler Wein, and A.J. Trierweiler led Marshfield (3-1) in tackles.The Tigers will play Stevens Point at Goerke Field next Thursday at 4:30 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

Facebook Graduates: Now Do Something For the World

first_imgjosh catone 1 Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#Non-Profits#Trends#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Yesterday marked Facebook‘s four year anniversary, or to look at it from the college perspective to which the site owes its success: Facebook graduated. Washington Post assistant editor Rachel Dry, who was a senior at Harvard when Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com from his college dorm room on February 4, 2004, wrote a commencement address for The New Republic. In it, Dry wonders if Facebook is taking “on the big inequities,” as Bill Gates — like Zuckerberg, a famous Harvard dropout — urged in his commencement speech at the university last year. We wondered the same thing.Last week, we wrote about how Twitter, our Best Web LittleCo of 2007, was quickly morphing into a viable platform for serious discussion. One can see that happening today, as Super Tuesday primary elections take place across the US and people report and debate the results across Twitter. But what about Facebook? It was, afterall, our Best Web BigCo of last year, one that we called a “company that really came of age this year; and […] was the catalyst for some important Web trends.”So we started wondering, could Facebook be a catalyst for something else: social change. Dry mentions the Causes application on Facebook, and groups which “connect thousands of people with common interests in humanitarian efforts.” Dry also talks about Facebook as an organizational tool, writing, “it’s very easy for people to organize races for cures and alert their 547 nearest and dearest to articles on under-covered international tragedies.”Facebook as a Vehicle for Social ChangeIndeed, on Facebook’s graduation day a massive political protest in Colombia demonstrated Facebook’s power to rally people to a cause. Monday afternoon hundreds of thousands of Colombians took to the streets to protest the Marxist rebel group FARC. Estimates on the crowd size ranged from 500,000 to 2 million people, which in and of itself isn’t all that extraordinary — millions of people get together to protest things all the time. What is extraordinary, is that the protest was organized largely online through Facebook.A Facebook event page created by protest organizers attracted over 106,000 confirmed guests with 18,000 maybes. Almost 320,000 people were invited to the event, which demonstrates the ability for Facebook to get the word out to a massive number of people about social and political issues, quickly and effectively.Another example of someone successfully using Facebook to enact change is the “For Every 1,000 that join this group I will donate $1 for Darfur,” which was started by NYU student Marek Grodzicki. The group has 424,000 members — or $424 — and Grodzicki is renewing his pledge for next year. That may not be a lot of money, but it’s almost half a million people who may now be more aware of an issue because a single person was able to reach them simply by announcing an altruistic act on Facebook and letting viral nature of social networking take over.But how common are examples like the FARC protest and the Darfur donation group? It’s really hard to tell, but what we can look at, is the effectiveness of the previously mentioned Causes application to raise money. Just how charitable are Facebook users? It turns out… not very. Or at least, Facebook isn’t prompting people to be charitable — they may give plenty via other channels.The Causes app, which allows anyone to create a cause and link it to a registered non-profit organization in the US or Canada, is one of the most popular on Facebook with 10.8 million registered users. Because Causes interfaces with Network for Good, users can set up donation pages for thousands of charities, making it difficult to figure out how successful the application is as a whole. However, looking at the top five campaigns by users, the results aren’t so promising in terms of money raised:Clearly, these are important issues that a lot of people care about, but the application isn’t doing much to inspire people to donate money to the causes. An average of 1 to 2 cents per user isn’t really anything to write home about.Recently, the Causes app held a contest in which it gave out a $50,000 top prize to the organization that collected the most donations over a six week span. That’s a great idea because even organizations that don’t land the $50,000 prize theoretically see an increase in donations. The Giving Challenge began on December 14th and ended on February 1st, and though the official results won’t be announced until later in the month, unofficial results predict the “Love Without Boundaries Foundation” as the winner of the top prize with 4,564 donors. The participants in the Giving Challenge, who were mostly smaller charities, have much higher per user giving rates than the larger causes — “Love Without Boundaries,” for example, has a per user average over $15.But even while the challenge made the Causes app a successful fundraising tool for a handful of small charities, it also exposed the same sort of apathy (at least when it comes to giving) that the top causes seem to deal with. As part of the competition, Causes gave out a daily $1,000 prize to the charity that had the most donors each day. Except for the final week, when a couple of charities were making a big push for the top prize, the daily winner generally had under 100 donors. That may seem like a lot, but with over 30 million people in the US and Canada over the age of 16, it still feels somewhat underwhelming.However, even if Causes isn’t doing much to raise money, it is potentially doing a lot to raise awareness. When just the top 5 causes reach about 7.5 million people, that’s pretty powerful stuff. Further, each cause is given a group page that has familiar Facebook tools like a wall — the Cancer Research cause, for example, has nearly 8,000 wall posts. Giving 3 million people a platform to discuss something they’re passionate about and raise awareness — whether or not it leads to money donated — points to Facebook’s potential as a powerful social tool.The bad news for Causes is that like other applications on Facebook, it has recently appeared susceptible to app fatigue. It still has a huge installed based, but its active user base has been sliced to about 1/4th of what it was just a few months ago.ConclusionSo is Facebook really a viable platform for social change? I think it can be. But like any new platform, we’re still learning how to use it most successfully. There have been some major successes — like the FARC protest and the participants in the Causes Giving Challenge — but also some less than stellar performances.Facebook still has some growing up to do. But as the user base gets older and more comfortable with the site, and as developers and organizers figure out the best ways to exploit Facebook to precipitate social change, it certainly could become a very important tool in any organizer’s arsenal.What do you think? Can Facebook be a serious platform for eliciting social change? Or will it never be more than a place to play Scrabulous and poke friends? Can it ever work for real fundraising? Share your thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more

Australia finish day one unbeaten

first_img@Eden_RichardsThe Australian Men’s Open side has capped off a perfect day for the Aussies, defeating New Zealand 9-4 in an emphatic team display.The win means Australia went through Day One of the Trans Tasman Series undefeated, with both the Women’s Open team and the Mixed Open side defeating their New Zealand counterparts earlier in the day.The Australian Men put in a full 40-minute performance to finish Friday’s fixtures, never once falling behind New Zealand. Australia opened the scoring in the 3rd minute through Jordan Marshall King who received a cheeky pass from Samuel Brisby after the speedy Aussie cut straight through New Zealand’s defence.New Zealand didn’t take long to reply, with Mitamumrua Graham finding Sean Law with a flat pass to make it 1-1 in the 4th minute.But Australia hit the lead in the 5th minute after a superb passage of play resulted in Peter Norman dummying to score.In what was a tight first eight minutes, New Zealand hit back again, scoring a try in the right corner after an outstanding catch from Tarkyn Loloselo saw him level the scores at 2-2.However, Australia quickly regained the lead when Matt Prowse crossed for a touchdown in the 9th minute.And the Aussies didn’t let the Kiwis respond this time, scoring back-to-back touchdowns courtesy of a huge overlap that saw Brisby cross the line and give Australia a 4-2 lead.That’s how it stayed until the final seconds of the first half, with Prowse crossing for his second touchdown of the match right on the half-time siren.That touchdown gave Australia a 5-2 lead at the break and meant New Zealand would have a lot to do in the second half if they were to salvage anything from this match-up.And the Kiwis responded by starting the second half in great fashion, scoring through Connah Pamatatau to cut the margin to two in the 24th minute.At 5-3 in the 35th minute New Zealand had to be the next team to score and they couldn’t do that, instead letting Marshall King score his second touchdown to extend Australia’s lead to 6-3.The Aussies now had all the momentum and when Dean Springfield scored in the right corner for Australia it became now or never for New Zealand with seven minutes to play and a four-touchdown margin.But it wasn’t to be for the Kiwis, with Scott Buckley scoring in the 37th minute to give Australia an 8-3 lead and all but ice the game.Buckley grabbed another in the last minute of play, putting an exclamation point on a comprehensive performance from Australia.New Zealand managed to score a consolation touchdown with the last play of the day, but the damage had been done by that point, with Australia winning by five touchdowns.The two sides will meet again on Saturday and the Kiwis will be desperate to keep the Series alive.Australia 9 (Marshall King 2, Prowse 2, Buckley 2, Norman, Brisby, Springfield touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 4 (Loloselo, Soutar-Finch, Law, Pamatatau touchdowns)Related LinksMen’s Wrap Day Onelast_img read more

Indigenous community continues to mourn passing of Richard Wagamese

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN National NewsThe passing of Indigenous author Richard Wagamese came as a shock to many who knew and respected his work.One of biggest fans is Candy Palmater.She’s well-known to APTN audiences for The Candy Show.Palmater said she became hooked after reading Wagamese’s first novel.last_img