Kid from humble beginnings makes it in the big time. Makes big money. Achieves big things. Everything about the man they dubbed “T-Rex” was big.”I was young and things were going good,” Williams remembers.”I thought everything was always going to be all right. I was on top of the world.”But like many before him, the fame and fortune began to take its toll. He crumbled under the heavy burden of expectation. And the criticism only grew louder.”I’ve got a lot of regrets,” Williams told NRL.com as he continues his comeback from an ACL injury.”I didn’t handle myself right.– making Australia and that. But to be the best, you have to stay consistent and I didn’t do that.”Williams talks about how he wasn’t ready. How “it happened too quick”.As a teenage wrecking ball at the Parramatta Eels, Williams left his junior club for the high life on the northern beaches, agreeing to a deal with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.It is there, in a winning team surrounded by players with a winning mentality, Williams developed into one of the most destructive forwards in the Telstra Premiership.The rep honours came. Origin. Australia. And so too did his big pay day, following coach Des Hasler to the Bulldogs on a mammoth deal.”It all happened quick, playing for Australia and Origin at a young age – it probably got to me,” he admits.”Which happens to a lot of players … Having to hold expectations of what I did at Manly and what I was going to do for the [Bulldogs] – it just got to me. Pressure, and stuff like that. But I have no excuse.”He had a short-lived stint at the Cronulla Sharks last season but now he’s come back to where it all began. Back to Parramatta. The club he has “always loved”.But he also comes back trying to prove he is not damaged goods. Williams knows this is his last chance.He’s coming off a season in which he played just one game from the bench at the Sharks before a knee injury playing for Tonga in the mid-season Pacific Test ended his campaign.He was on the NRL scrapheap, trying to find a way back to right the wrongs of a career littered with regret.Enter Brad Arthur and the Eels.”I’m surprised he took me in,” a brutally honest Williams said.”The last couple of years haven’t been my best and I’ve been injured most of the time. I think I’ve played something like close to 30 games in three years. It was a big risk for him. And I’m grateful he’s willing to take the risk with me. I’m willing to pay back his faith. I think he’s confident that he will get me there. I think we had a bond in that way.”I’m lucky enough that I have done what I did in the past. I think they based it on what I did in the past. If anyone can get me back I believe Brad Arthur will get me there. I’m in a good place. I’m happy. I’m happy to be back and be around the boys. If I’m happy off field, my job on the field will be a lot easier.”There’s a common frustration from fans in regards to Williams.Many struggled to comprehend why a man with such a colossal frame didn’t just run off the back fence. Give himself some room, and just run.”The game is more than that. It doesn’t matter how big you are or small you are,” Williams said.”It’s about how you go about things on the field. If it was based on size, all the big players would be the best in the world, wouldn’t they? Look at JT and Cameron Smith – are they the biggest players?”Most have also written off any chance of Williams returning to his former glory.But the man himself isn’t short on confidence, gaining a far greater appreciation for the opportunity that has been presented to him because of what he has endured throughout a tumultuous career.It’s why he is adamant he isn’t just taking a walk down memory lane at the Eels, confident he can return to his best.”I truly believe I can,” he said.”If I can get this knee right, I should be right. I’m hoping I can get a trial in. Depending on how I go from now until February will give me that timeline.”I’ve been in first grade for 10 years. It’s flown. I’m not getting younger. It’s happened so quick. The beauty of it is I can change things. I get a chance to do my best again for the team and do the best for me and my family. It possibly will be my last chance. I’ll make the most of it for myself and my family.”
Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Deputy Mayor not authorised to speak on Council’s behalf – Mayor
City parking metersBy Ramona LuthiGeorgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green has revealed that the comments of Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan on the issue of parking meters in the city are reflective of his own views and not those of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC).Deputy Mayor Sherod DuncanThe Mayor made the disclosure on Tuesday when this newspaper sought clarity from her on a contradiction between Duncan’s comments and that of the contractor with respect to ownership of the meters and revenues that would be collected.According to Chase Green, the only persons with authority to speak on the Council’s behalf were the Town Clerk, Royston King or the Public Relations Officer, Debra Lewis.Mayor Patricia Chase Green“The Deputy Mayor speaks of his own personal reservation. He doesn’t speak on behalf of the Council. The only persons that can speak on behalf of the Council are the Town Clerk and Public Relations Officer,” the Mayor said.This statement comes after Duncan on Saturday said that the installation of parking meters, which was said to begin in September, would be a contracted agreement inherited from the previous Administration. The Deputy Mayor highlighted that though there was an intended partnership between the city and the contractor, Smart City Solutions, the latter would be the sole owner of the meters.Prior to this revelation by the Deputy Mayor, Guyana Times spoke with Chairman of National Parking Meters and the Director of Smart City Solutions, Kamau Cush who announced that the city of Georgetown would benefit from the parking meters with an annual income of $100 to $200 million. However, Duncan contradicted this statement by relaying that the city would instead be receiving a standard 20 per cent gross income accumulated by the parking systems.In response to this, Cush confirmed that Duncan’s statement held some truth with regard to the percentage of income for City Hall, but contended that the city would be 50 per cent owners of the parking system project.The Deputy Mayor said although he was of the opinion that the installation of the parking meter system would benefit the city, thorough consultations must be done before this huge step was taken by the M&CC.“The architecture of such policy must be the construct of several stakeholders, chief of which consultation, on every facet of such a plan and project with members of the public and their elected representatives, is paramount. And that consultation should be meaningful. I have no illusion that our municipality needs investment like this. Yet, even as investments are important, we have the responsibility as good stewards of our city to make sure we have the best investments for all the residents of Georgetown,” Duncan had said.
Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Briefs: Bears re-sign coach Smith and general manager Angelo
Jamal Lewis, whose 2,066 yards rushing in 2003 were the second most in NFL history, was cut by Baltimore. Lewis was one of several players released as teams maneuvered to find salary-cap space before the free-agent period starts Friday. However, the Ravens said they are still attempting to re-sign Lewis. Among the other name players cut were Cincinnati linebacker Brian Simmons; Minnesota quarterback Brad Johnson; and wide receiver Eric Moulds, who played for Houston last season after 10years with Buffalo. Washington restructured quarterback Mark Brunell’s contract, creating more space under the salary cap while ensuring he will return to the team next season. Brunell had been scheduled to count $6.7 million under the cap in 2007. Dr. Elliott Pellman, the longtime chairman of the NFL’s committee on concussions, has resigned from the post. He will be replaced by Dr. Ira Casson of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Dr. David Viano of Wayne State University. Dallas re-signed punter Mat McBriar to a five-year, $8.5 million contract with a $2.5 million signing bonus. The San Francisco 49ers promoted quarterbacks coach Jim Hostler to offensive coordinator, replacing Norv Turner. The New York Jets released running back Derrick Blaylock and defensive end Bobby Hamilton, a person familiar with the moves told The Associated Press. Jerry Glanville, a former coach for the NFL’s Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons, was introduced by Division I-AA Portland State as its new coach. SOCCER: Benni McCarthy scored with four minutes remaining to give Blackburn a 1-0 win over Arsenal in London and a berth in the FA Cup quarterfinals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Smith was scheduled to make $1.45 million this season in the final year of his initial four-year deal. Figures for Smith’s new deal were not immediately available, but reports said the deal was worth $22 million over four years. The Chicago Bears signed coach Lovie Smith to a four-year contract extension through the 2011 season Wednesday night and also announced they signed general manager Jerry Angelo to a contract extension through 2013. The team will hold a news conference today in Lake Forest, Ill., and had no further comment Wednesday night.
Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Ancelotti defiant as Napoli advance in Champions League
But pressed on his future in southern Italy, Ancelotti said he would not walk away from his job. “Resignation? I have never resigned in my life and I never will,” he id. “My future? The team management will make its assessment.“Tomorrow (Wednesday) there will be a meeting with the president to evaluate the situation as it stands right now.”Poland striker Milik scored an early opener after a dreadful mistake by Genk’s Maarten Vandevoordt, who at the age of 17 years and 287 days became the youngest goalkeeper in Champions League history.He added a second before the half-hour at the San Paolo and then completed his hat-trick on 38 minutes from the spot after the hapless Vandevoordt brought down Jose Callejon.Dries Mertens got a fourth with another penalty as Napoli sealed second place in Group E behind defending champions Liverpool, who won 2-0 away to Salzburg in Austria.“It is a well-deserved qualification and one we cherish,” said Ancelotti, who has won three Champions League titles as a coach, twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid.“In this last period it is one of the few satisfactions that we have had.”Last season’s Serie A runners-up needed a point to clinch a place in the knockout rounds, and they were ahead inside three minutes after a glaring error by Vandevoordt.The Belgian smashed the previous record as the competition’s youngest goalkeeper held by Benfica’s Mile Svilar, who debuted against Manchester United in 2017 aged 18 years and 52 days.However his inexperience was ruthlessly exposed by Napoli as moments after Kalidou Koulibaly headed against the crossbar, Vandevoordt’s attempt at an elaborate turn inside his six-yard box saw him soon closed down with Milik stabbing home.Paul Onuachu spurned a chance to level for Genk before Milik made it 2-0 on 26 minutes with a clinical first-time finish after a curling low cross by Giovanni Di Lorenzo.Maarten Vandevoordt eclipsed the previous record held by Benfica’s Mile Svilar as the youngest Champions League goalkeeper © AFP / Tiziana FABIVandevoordt’s night went from bad to worse when he fouled Callejon as the Spaniard burst through on goal, with Milik converting the spot-kick for Napoli’s first Champions League hat-trick.Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret then tipped over superbly from Onuachu before the break.The hosts were awarded a second penalty on 75 minutes when Casper De Norre handled a Callejon volley. Mertens dispatched from the spot to draw to within three of Marek Hamsik’s club record 121 goals.Theo Bongonda hit the post late on for Genk as the Belgians champions bowed out bottom of the group with just a single point.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Napoli’s Polish forward Arkadiusz Milik celebrates after scoring his second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Napoli vs Genk on December 10, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. © AFP / Tiziana FABINaples, Italy, Dec 10 – Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti ruled out resigning Tuesday after his side swept into the Champions League last 16 powered by Arkadiusz Milik’s hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Genk.Ancelotti’s position at Napoli has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks, as the victory in Naples was the club’s first since beating Salzburg in October and snapped a nine-match winless run.
Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz War critic Hagel to retire, says he won’t seek presidency
Democrats now have a 51-49 majority in the Senate, including two independent senators who generally vote with the party. In the House of Representatives, at least five Republicans, including the former speaker, Dennis Hastert, have announced that they will not seek re-election next year. Meanwhile, two Democrats have announced their retirements from the House, in both cases to go after Senate seats now held by Republicans. Rep. Mark Udall of Colorado is running for Allard’s seat. And in Maine, Rep. Tom Allen is challenging Sen. Susan Collins, who is seeking a third term. Hagel’s retirement plans were first reported by newspapers in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., late on Friday night.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Hagel, the Nebraska Republican and outspoken critic of the Iraq war who had been mulling a run for president, will retire at the end of his term in early 2009 and will not run for the White House, aides said on Saturday. Hagel has scheduled a formal announcement in Omaha on Monday morning, the aides said. Hagel declined interview requests on Saturday. In announcing his retirement, Hagel will fulfill a promise he made to voters when he first ran for the Senate in 1996 that he would serve only two terms. But his decision presents yet another challenge for the Republican Party in its effort to stop Democrats from extending their majority in Congress next year. Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Nebraska Democrat who has been president of the New School university in New York City since leaving office in 2001, has said that he might return to Nebraska to run for office again. Kerrey is also a former governor of Nebraska. Kerrey has informed the New School’s board of trustees of his potential interest in running for Hagel’s Senate seat and has said that the board was supportive. But in an e-mail message on Saturday, Kerrey declined to comment on his intentions. In an interview last month, he had expressed skepticism about running, but added: “These moments don’t happen very often. It’s a possibility.” Democratic leaders in Washington and Nebraska are pushing him to run, saying he would be the party’s strongest candidate. On Aug. 31, Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia, one of the most influential Republicans on military policy, announced that he would retire next year after his fifth term. The next day, Sen. Larry E. Craig of Idaho, who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after his arrest in a men’s room sex sting at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, said he would resign at the end of September if he could not get his guilty plea reversed. Even if Craig does not resign, he has indicated that he will not seek re-election next year. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., announced in April that he would retire after his second term. In all, the Republicans must defend 22 seats in the 2008 elections, compared with just 12 for the Democrats.
Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz DDTV: Stunning video captures exquisite beauty of Slieve League
This video uploaded by the official Wild Atlantic Way Twitter page captures the exquisite beauty of Slieve League. The narrator speaks of the great sense of freedom you can experience when exploring the area, and that dolphins can be seen in the area as they are currently hunting tuna.She explains that her father told her a story of a man who drove up Slieve League in the 70s, only to freeze at the wheel in awe at the spectacular view. She also said that her family used to tell her that fairies lives in the more dangerous parts of the cliffs to deter her from exploring there.She concludes by saying “you might get peace but you might find a few fairies up there too!”Terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sliabh Liag Cliffs are some of finest marine cliffs in Europe pic.twitter.com/DJYDf1bFPy— Wild Atlantic Way (@wildatlanticway) October 7, 2016DDTV: Stunning video captures exquisite beauty of Slieve League was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fairiesSlieve LeaguewawWild Atlantic Way
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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz GRAVEYARD GHOULS STRIKE AGAIN AS CARS ROBBED
GRAVEYARD ghouls who target people’s cars whilst they visit the graves of loved ones have struck again.Sinn Fein’s Letterkenny councillor Gerry McMonagle says thieves struck at both Leck Graveyard and Conwal Graveyard on Sunday afternoon.At the Leck incident a mother and daughter returned to their car to find the window smashed. Thieves had made off with their handbags which contained personal items belonging to their deceased loved ones.A number of items were also stolen in the Conwal car break-in.Said Cllr McMonagle: “This is a particularly despicable crime and shows the contempt that these heartless thieves have for the rule of law.“Preying on people attending their loved ones’ graves must be the lowest of the low when it comes to criminal behaviour. “These people must be caught and feel the full rigours of the law. I would ask anyone who seen anything suspicious at Leck Graveyard on Sunday afternoon around 4-30pm to contact the Gardaí.” GRAVEYARD GHOULS STRIKE AGAIN AS CARS ROBBED was last modified: July 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GRAVEYARD GHOULS STRIKE AGAIN AS CARS ROBBED
Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz ALAN PARTRIDGE MEETS MR BEAN IN DUNFANAGHY!!!
Alan Partridge meets Mr Bean!! Steve Coogan with St. Michaels footballer Brendan ‘Bean’ Rodden outside Patsy Dans bar in Dunfanaghy.Actor and comedian Steve Coogan was in Dunfanaghy over the weekend and popped into local bar Patsy Dan’s for a few pints of Guinness.Coogan who is revered for playing the role of DJ Alan Partridge, has visited Dunfanaghy in the past, and is said to love the beaches and scenery that surround the picturesque village.Coogan was served by St.Michaels footballer Brendan ‘Bean’ Rodden who said Coogan was in great form all evening. The teak tough corner-back said Coogan was a gentleman and happily posed with those who wanted pictures with the star and even told a few jokes.Brendan said, “He’s a really nice fella.“He probably just wanted a couple of quiet pints, but it’s not often we get celebrities like him in the bar so he got a lot of attention.“He was great craic though, and even told us a few jokes, and he posed for snaps with anyone that wanted them, he’s a legend. ALAN PARTRIDGE MEETS MR BEAN IN DUNFANAGHY!!! was last modified: June 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alan PartridgeDunfanaghyEntertainmentFeaturesnewsSteve Coogan
Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz CIARAN MCGINLEY NAMED TO START AS RORY REVEALS HIS HAND FOR DERRY CLASH
Rory Gallagher has named his Donegal squad for tomorrow’s clash with Derry.Ciaran McGinley has been rewarded for his good form in the Dr McKenna Cup competition by earning a starting position for Donegal’s Allianz National League opener with Derry. Rory Gallagher has named his starting XV for the clash with neighbours Derry which takes place tomorrow night at Mac Cumhaill Park.As we all know the team that is named is usually subject to change prior to throw-in. However, Rory Gallagher has named a strong squad which sees Karl Lacey and Patrick McBrearty returning to the starting team.Derry manager Brian McIver will be hoping to get one over Donegal after exiting the Ulster Championship at the hands of Donegal last May.The Donegal starting team and squad to face Derry is named below.1. Paul Durcan 2. Paddy McGrath 3. Eamonn McGee … 4. Frank McGlynn 5. Ryan McHugh 6. Karl Lacey 7. Ciarán McGinley 8. Neil Gallagher 9. Christy Toye 10. Mark McHugh 11. Martin McElhinney 12. Odhrán Mac Niallais 13. Patrick McBrearty 14. Michael Murphy 15. Martin O’Reilly 16. Michael Boyle 17. Declan Walsh . 18. Eamonn Doherty 19. Joe Gibbons 20. Cory Gallagher 21. Gary McFadden 22. Hugh McFadden 23. Daniel McLaughlin 24. Ryan Mally 25. Eunan Doherty 26. Darach O’Connor CIARAN MCGINLEY NAMED TO START AS RORY REVEALS HIS HAND FOR DERRY CLASH was last modified: January 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DerrydonegalGAAHome-page SportnewsRory Gallagher