Sydney Swans announce new captain

first_imgThe shock call comes after co-captains Jarrad McVeigh and Kieran Jack stepped aside from the role after several years at the helm. McVeigh and Jack will remain in the club’s leadership group alongside Nick Smith and Heath Grundy, while Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker and Dane Rampe named vice-captains. Kennedy claimed his third Sydney best and fairest in 2016 after an outstanding year filled with accolades, and has recommitted to the club until the end of 2020. “Josh is a highly-valued member of out leadership group who consistently sets high standards every week and is a significant driver of our team’s performance,” coach John Longmire said of the appointment. “There’s no doubt that his teammates feel his presence when they run onto the field with him — he’s got a rare ability to lift those around him.”The outgoing captains were also keen to pass on their congratulations to Kennedy, and revealed their motivation for stepping away from the top job. “We’ll be right beside Joey to help him along the way and we will be right behind out new vice captains, sharing our experiences,” McVeigh said. “This is about handing over the baton to the next group who will take our football club into the future. It happened for us — Craig Bolton stepped aside for me and Adam Goodes did the same for Kieran, so it’s a natural progression.”last_img read more


Former No. 10 Juan Monaco retires from tennis

first_imgMOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Federer to skip French Open, focus on grass, hard courts China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak He won eight of his nine titles on clay. He also won three doubles titles.He was also a member of Argentina’s first Davis Cup triumph in 2016. He did not play in the final against Croatia in Zagreb, but was on the team for the quarterfinal against Italy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundOn Twitter, Monaco called his decision “the correct one,” and said it was difficult “translating his feeling into a note.” LATEST STORIES Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Swing Out Sister back to PH this Aprilcenter_img Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next File.- In this March 22, 2017 file photo Juan Monaco returns a shot from Federico Delbonis, both of Argentina, during a tennis match at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Monaco, 33, announced Monday May 15 his retirement from competition.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentine tennis player Juan Monaco announced his retirement on Monday.The 33-year-old Monaco won nine ATP singles titles and reached No. 10 in the rankings in 2012, his high-water mark.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workinglast_img read more


Husky faces charges from 2016 oil spill into North Saskatchewan River

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. — Husky Energy Inc. is facing provincial charges carrying a maximum $1-million fine resulting from a pipeline leak that fouled the North Saskatchewan River in July 2016.The Saskatchewan government says Calgary-based Husky is to appear in Lloydminster, Sask., provincial court on Thursday to face one charge of unlawfully permitting the discharge of a substance that caused an adverse environmental effect.In a statement, it says Husky will also face federal environmental charges, with those details to be announced later this week.- Advertisement -The charges result from the spill of 225,000 litres of diluted heavy oil from a Husky pipeline near Maidstone in west central Saskatchewan.About 40 per cent of the leaked crude made it into the waterway, forcing communities downstream to shut off a main source of drinking water for almost two months.Husky was permitted to restart the pipeline in October after repairs to the line were tested and inspected. The company said the pipeline buckled and leaked because of ground movement.Advertisementlast_img read more