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first_img After scoring 261 points and 33 tries in winning five successive games, the Lions were dealt a major setback as they lost their unbeaten record in the 14-12 loss. It was the first time they had lost to any provincial team since South African side Northern Transvaal beat them 16 years ago. The defeat came just four days before the first Test against Australia, when the Lions will set out on the road to a possible first series series triumph since 1997, and Leicester lock Parling said: “We spoke straight after the game, and we’ve got to pick ourselves up straightaway. We can’t mope around. This hurts, it hurts like hell, but you can’t start feeling sorry for yourself.” British and Irish Lions lock Geoff Parling admitted the first tour defeat Down Under “hurts like hell” after Warren Gatland’s side were edged out by the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium. Press Associationcenter_img He added: “There are some massive games around the corner. We can’t afford to have our heads down. That is not just with the game at the weekend in mind, but I am thinking as well about the environment and going back to the hotel. “If people mope around then that might spread. We just can’t afford to be like that. We have a massive game at the weekend and we need to pick ourselves up and get back on the horse. “You can’t feel sorry for yourself. You put a brave face on it and you move on. We need to face this and get on with it.” Parling went on as a second-half substitute and played a key part in underpinning a vastly-improved display after the Lions suffered a mauling during the first 40 minutes. But it was not enough to stave off a defeat, with the Brumbies securing a famous win through three Jesse Mogg penalties after centre Tevita Kuridrani posted an early try. “You’d rather we won and kept that run going. You would rather you did not need a reality check,” Parling added. “But if it has come, we’d rather it come tonight and not at the weekend. It’s very frustrating, and we certainly know we’ve got to be better. “We got a little bit edgy at the lineout, and we need to come back from this. I would love to be involved at the weekend. After you lose any game the thing you want to do is play again as quickly as possible.” last_img read more

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is in Iowa on this Thanksgiving Eve to help prepare and serve lunch at a homeless shelter and host a discussion about building a supportive community in a diverse Des Moines neighborhood.Booker, a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, said it’s about showing the kind of values he’d bring to the White House and being thankful for his lot in life.“I have a definition of faith that says when you come to the end of all the light you know and you’re about to step into the darkness of a new challenge, faith is knowing that one of two things that will happen,” Booker told Radio Iowa. “Either you’ll find solid ground underneath you or the universe will send you people that will help you fly.”Booker had a surge of campaign contributions after his appearance in last week’s televised debate. He’s now spending money on campaign ads here, in hopes of boosting his standing in public opinion polls — so he can qualify to participate in the next candidate debate in December.“On the metrics that matter in Iowa — from local leaders endorsing us, the quality of our team, even being in recent polls about number three in net favorability — we’ve got the kind of ingredients to win in the Caucuses,” Booker said, “but the way the debate stage is set up, it’s about polling.”Booker’s campaign manager has said the radio ads and digital ads on social media are about turning “curiosity” about Booker into support in the polls.“When you see in Iowa TV commercials from everybody from Tom Steyer to Mayor Pete, they’re lifting up their polling numbers with those persuasive ads,” Booker said, “and we’ve got to start investing in some of that as well to make sure people know who I am and get them even more interested in my candidacy.”last_img read more

first_imgSecond place went to Dawit Feyissa, he finished the race in 40:27. Pat Ferris’ time of 44:05 was good enough for third.Roger St. Jean took fourth place with a time of 44:12, while Sam Keats rounded out the top five at 48:44.Two riders took part in the short course. Gord Harris finished in 39:10, and Ken Nix clocked in at 56:52.- Advertisement -The Blizzard Bike Club will be back on the hills Sunday morning at 10 a.m.last_img

first_imgMore than 5,100 residents use a specialist at least once a year, 1,800 of which need the service of an ophthalmologist.Gala invitations can be picked up at any financial institution, and will be mailed out to more than 8,000 community members.The Be An Angel Campaign ends at 5:30 on December 1st, with a tree light-up at the local Hospital. – Advertisement – The 13th annual ‘Be an Angel Campaign’ kicks off next week.To celebrate, Fort St. John City Council proclaimed November as Fort St. John Hospital Foundation month.The Angel Campaign begins on November 1st with a community gala. Fund Development Officer Ashley Bentley says the money goes toward its Visiting Specialist Campaign, which brings nine different specialists to the community.[asset|aid=2056|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2a658c3ff4aa36bf49fccb5108d67959-Bentley 1_1_Pub.mp3]The funds will allow the foundation to purchase new equipment for specialists, in hopes of attracting more specialists to the area.[asset|aid=2057|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2a658c3ff4aa36bf49fccb5108d67959-bentley 2_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Photo: Acting Mayor Don Irwin hands Ashley Bentley (right) and Janice Isberg (left) the proclamation on Monday night – Chirstine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more