AT&T waives mobile customer data fees on HBO Max

first_img Tags AT&T defended a decision to include its new HBO Max video streaming service in a controversial zero-rating programme, allowing its mobile customers to view content without incurring data charges.An operator representative told Mobile World Live HBO Max is being offered as part of its Sponsored Data programme, a move it said will “save money for millions of consumers”. The streaming service launched on 27 May.In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission derided AT&T’s zero-rating programme and others like it for allegedly favouring operator-owned services.However, net neutrality protections against blocking, throttling and paid prioritisation were repealed in December 2017, leaving no legal impediment for future offers.The AT&T representative defended the Sponsored Data scheme, noting it offers the same terms to any company which wants to “sponsor data for their customers”.“We continue to support an open internet and have done so for more than a decade.”On its Q4 2019 earnings call, AT&T executives outlined plans to use HBO Max as a tool to drive tariff upgrades and higher revenue in its mobile division. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 JUN 2020 US chip funding tipped to top $150B HBO Max tops US video streaming uptake Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Home AT&T waives mobile customer data fees on HBO Max Author Related Diana Goovaerts Previous ArticleFormer T-Mobile exec to lead Dish 5G chargeNext ArticleMalaysia skips 5G tender Amazon reels in MGM AT&THBOzero-ratinglast_img read more

30 Things to Do Near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Georgia

first_imgIntroductionWelcome to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, home to the historic 3rd Infantry Division. The installation offers a number of recreational activities to enjoy during your time here: bingo, bowling, camping, golfing, swimming, and more. Off post, there’s even more to explore.For more information on things to do around Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, visit the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Leisure Travel Services website. LTS offers special military discount tickets to many local attractions, as well as national favorites like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Whatever travel destinations you seek, LTS staff can help you plan your trips with assistance with airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, and even cruises.Read on to learn about 30 things to do in Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.Suggested Read: Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Georgia: In-Depth Welcome CenterCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the following venues may be operating under limited hours of operation or closed due to post or local community restrictions. Check the venue’s website or call for current hours of operation and information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.30 Things to Do Near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldKnow what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go:(1) Stewart’s Special Events(2-3) Indoor Recreation(4) Bowling(5-9) Gyms(10-16) Pools(17-18) Outdoor Recreation(19) Fishing(20-22) Golfing(23-25) Parks, Rivers, and Lakes(26-27) Shooting Ranges(28-30) AttractionsFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Special Events1. Stewart’s Special EventsFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield offer the military community a number of special events and programs throughout the year. Events include the fall and spring carnivals, with games, amusement rides, food, and more. And the annual Independence Day Celebration has live music and a spectacular fireworks display. For a full list of upcoming events, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation website.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Indoor RecreationCheck out these post venues for indoor fun away from the sun.2. Hunter/Stewart Bingo1020 Hero RoadBuilding 405, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4200135 Duncan DriveBuilding 6015, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-4606Hunter/Stewart Bingo hosts bingo games at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield simultaneously. The caller is at Hunter Army Airfield and is live-streamed to players at Fort Stewart. Paper and computerized options are available. The average payout is $8,300 per night!3. Club Stewart1020 Hero RoadBuilding 405, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4717Club Stewart serves up great food and has a variety of venues for special events. Professional catering and party planning services are available. Special events at Club Stewart include holiday brunches, dinner theater, comedy nights, festivals, and military and civilian social events. Visit the club’s website for menus and details on upcoming events.Fort Stewart Bowling Alley4. Marne Bowling Center54 Steele Ave.Building 402, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4866Strike up family-friendly fun at Marne Bowling Center. The center has 36 lanes, bumper lanes for children, leagues, and party packages. If you get hungry, grab a snack at the center’s Strike Zone Cafe.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield GymsFort Stewart has four fitness centers and Hunter Army Airfield has one. Facilities are free of charge to authorized patrons. The centers offer an array of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, exercise classes, sports courts, running tracks, saunas, and more. Amenities vary at each center, so be sure to visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website for more information.5. Caro Fitness Center1592 William H. Wilson Ave.Building 708, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-47636. Johnson Fitness Center370 Vanguard RoadBuilding 8437, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-93067. Jordan Fitness Center496 W. Sixth St.Building 608, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-57428. Newman Fitness Center215 W. Sixth St.Building 439, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-30319. Tominac Fitness Center314 Billy Mitchell Blvd.Building 919, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-5078Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield PoolsThe aquatics program at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield offers lap swimming, water aerobics, open swimming, swimming lessons, and drown-proofing. Visit the installation’s Family and MWR website for more information on pool and splashpark hours of operation and programs.10. Bryan Village Outdoor PoolBuilding 7098, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-270111. Corkan Outdoor PoolBuilding 446, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-857512. Corkan Splashpark440 Lindquist RoadBuilding 444, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-988413. Hunter Outdoor Pool and SplashparkBehind Building 6015, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-578614. Johnson Indoor Swimming Pool270 Vanguard RoadBuilding 8437, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-930615. Newman Indoor Swimming Pool215 W. Sixth St.Building 439, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-303416. Tominac Fitness Center Indoor Pool314 Billy Mitchell Blvd.Building 919, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-2819Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Outdoor RecreationWant to explore the great outdoors? Check out these post attractions.17. Corkan Recreation AreaIntersection of Hero Road and Lindquist RoadFort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-9884The Corkan Recreation Area offers affordable indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. The area includes an outdoor swimming pool, a splashpark, miniature golf, picnic areas, Cypress Sam’s, and a recreation center. Cypress Sam’s is a multilevel, indoor play structure with slides, ball blasters, volcanoes, and more than 6,000 balls to throw, shoot, and play with. The recreation center has roller skating, laser tag, and bounce houses. Party packages and inflatables rentals are also available.18. Low Country Adventure CentersAddress 1Fort Stewart Road 48 South, off Highway 144 eastBuilding 8325, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213Address 2313 Stratofortress RoadBuilding 8454, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354 or 1 (912) 315-9554The Low Country Adventure Centers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have everything you need for your outdoor recreation pursuits. The centers have information on post campgrounds, picnic areas and pavilions, shooting ranges, and more. The centers also have a variety of equipment and boats available for rent. You can rent party gear, inflatables, games, campers, trailers, skiffs, deck boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, kite boards, and more.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Fishing19. Fishing and Hunting at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldThere are many opportunities for hunting and fishing in Georgia, including several on post. Fishing season is year-round in ponds and rivers. Prime bass, redbreast, and crappie are found each spring. Alligator and deer hunting is also allowed during applicable seasons. For information on post access, permits, and gun registration on post, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Golf Courses20. Hunter Golf Course1548 S. Perimeter RoadBuilding 8205, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-911521. Taylors Creek Golf Course1766 Gulick Ave.Building 2150, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-2370The 18-hole Hunter Golf Course features play among Spanish Oaks and Georgia Pines. The 18-hole, par-72 Taylors Creek Golf Course features a clubhouse with a pro shop and a driving range. Both courses are part of the Southeastern Georgia Adaptive Golf Program.Taylors Creek Golf Course and Hunter Golf Course also offer FootGolf. FootGolf is a sport that combines elements of soccer and golf, with players kicking a soccer ball into a 21-inch cup instead of the regulation 4.25-inch golf hole.22. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa1 Resort DriveSavannah, GA 31421Phone: 1 (912) 201-2000Found on the Savannah River near Savannah’s historic district, the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is a great place to stay while you take in Savannah sights. The hotel has a day spa, tennis courts, and the only PGA championship golf course in the Savannah area. Fine and casual dining can be found at the resort’s Champions Bar & Grill, Escape Pool Bar & Grill, and Midnight Sun Lounge, as well as coastal dining at Aqua Star.Parks, Rivers, and Lakes23. Hallstrom LakePerimeter Road, across from the AAFES gas stationHunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354Hallstrom Lake has two playgrounds, a fishing pier, and restrooms.24. Holbrook Pond and CampgroundFort Stewart Road 48 South, off Highway 144 EastBuilding 8325, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213 or 1 (912) 435-8205Primitive and RV campsites are available at Holbrook Campground. Reservations can be made at Fort Stewart’s Low Country Adventure Center.25. Lotts Island Campground and MarinaLotts Island Road, off Rio RoadHunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354Lotts Island has basketball and volleyball courts, a fishing pier and cleaning station, a playground, picnic tables, grills, boat slips, and primitive and RV campsites. Visit the website for information on campsite reservations and fees.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Shooting Ranges26. Paintball Course574 Fort Stewart Road 48 S.Building 8323A, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213Challenge your friends at Fort Stewart’s paintball course. Equipment rentals and paintball supplies are available. The course is open to patrons 8 years of age and older. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.27. Shooting Sports at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldAccess to the rifle, pistol, archery, and skeet and trap ranges is granted through the Low Country Adventure Centers. For more information on the ranges and their regulations, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website.Attractions Near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield28. The Historic Savannah Theatre222 Bull St.Savannah, GA 31401Phone: 1 (912) 233-7764Built in 1818, the Historic Savannah Theatre is one of the oldest continually operating theaters in the country. The venue now operates as a stage theater and presents multiple shows throughout the year. For a list of upcoming shows and performances, visit the theater’s website.29. Savannah Historic DistrictMuseums, monuments, historic landmarks and homes, parks, shops, restaurants, and more can be found throughout the Savannah Historic District. Take a guide-led tour, ride a ferry along the Savannah River, climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage, or hop on the trolley and take in all the sights. For more information on Savannah’s historic district, check out the Visit Savannah tourism website.30. Tybee Island802 First St.Tybee Island, GA 31328Phone: 1 (912) 786-5444A popular vacation spot, Tybee Island is a barrier island near Savannah. This 3-square-mile hot spot has white sand beaches, bike trails, shops, restaurants, and lots of opportunities for fun in the sun.ConclusionFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are full of fun opportunities, and the surrounding area offers even more things to do. Whether you want to camp under the stars of the Georgia sky, play a round of bingo, or explore historic Savannah, you’re sure to make plenty of wonderful new memories.The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

Police arrest woman after drive by shooting on 61st St. in Mission Thursday

first_imgThe shooting took place three blocks west of the Mission Police Station.Mission police say a woman is in custody on suspicion of connection with a drive by shooting that took place in the 6400 block of W. 61st Street Thursday evening.Mission officials say police arrives on the scene just before 7 p.m. after getting reports of shots fired. Interviews with witnesses revealed that people in two cars driving through the area had a verbal exchange with two pedestrians.“After the verbal altercation, the two vehicles began to leave the area. One of the vehicles turned south on Walmer Street,” said Mission Police Capt. Dan Madden in a release. “While speeding away, a passenger in the vehicle shot four times in the direction of a residence.”Police say there were several people outside in the vicinity of the residence, including children, when the shots were fired. No one was injured in the shooting, however.Law enforcement put out a “be on the lookout” bulletin for the suspect vehicle, and Kansas City, Kan., police later located it in the 200 bock of S. 12th Street. They detained a female suspect in connect to the shooting, and she was transported to Johnson County jail pending charges.last_img read more

Study of the Day: Religion Boosts Patience, Has Practical Benefits

first_imgThe Atlantic:Faith doesn’t just assuage fears about the afterlife. Research published in Psychological Science shows that it fuels self-control too.PROBLEM: Religious believers are often called on to exercise self-control. Christians, for instance, are commanded not to lie, steal, or covet thy neighbor’s wife. But can following one’s faith, which uses up so much willpower, also replenish this limited resource?METHODOLOGY: Researchers led by Queen’s University psychology graduate student Kevin Rounding asked participants to unscramble five-word sentences, some of which contained religious themes. After unscrambling them, the participants were asked to complete a number of tasks that required self-control, such as exerting patience, delaying gratification, and refraining from impulsive responses.Read the whole story: The Atlanticlast_img read more

Meritor’s ‘First Woman’ Retires After 65-Year Career

first_imgTROY, Mich. — Meritor Inc. is hosting a celebration in honor of its longest serving employee: Loraine Simler. Simler, a sales representative in Meritor’s Aftermarket & Trailer division, is retiring this month after 65 years with the company.   Simler blazed a trail for many women to follow at Meritor. She has been witness to and participated in many firsts, including becoming Meritor’s first-ever female manager in 1965 when she was named a buying manager. She joined the company in 1946 as a file clerk/typist, when the company was known as Timken Axle. In 1953, she became a secretary in the purchasing department. It was a few years after that she became part of the company’s history.   “I was the first person to use an electric typewriter at this company,” Simler said. “It made me a lot faster when it came to typing invoices. I also used the first computer here.”   After several years as a buying manager, she moved into the aftermarket parts division in 1973. Since then, she has held positions of increasing responsibility within Meritor before she settled into her current job in 1983 as a sales representative for the aftermarket division. In 2006, she was rewarded for her many years of service with her own parking spot at the Troy, Mich., campus.   Yesterday, the company honored Simler with “Loraine Simler Day.” She rode to work at the company’s headquarters in a limousine, where she was met by Chip McClure, chairman, CEO and president, as well as other members of senior management, who escorted her down a red carpet in to the building, draped with a banner expressing thanks for her contributions to Meritor.   “Spending 65 years at the same company is something so rarely achieved these days,” said Joe Mejaly, president, Aftermarket & Trailer, Meritor. “It’s important to acknowledge events like this and we’re excited to recognize Loraine’s time at Meritor.   Hundreds of employees and friends gathered in the company’s auditorium yesterday morning to celebrate her career, featuring a video with more than a dozen current and former colleagues relating stories about Loraine as well as gifts showing the company’s appreciation for her years of service.   “I’ve enjoyed my time here,” she said. “I consider everyone here part of my family.”   Simler is not alone in her dedication to her job and the company. Gilbert Wilson, a hi-lift driver at Meritor’s Newark, Ohio facility, celebrated his 80th birthday in October. He hired into the Newark facility on March 31, 1952. He has 59 years of service with the company and has let it be known that he has “an eye on Loraine’s record.”  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

VIPAR Heavy Duty Names Andrei Katibnikov As Director Of Information Technology

first_imgVIPAR Heavy Duty President Chris Baer has announced the appointment of Andrei Katibnikov as the organization’s director of information technology (IT). Katibnikov will be responsible for all IT solutions, including infrastructure design for VIPAR Heavy Duty and its family of companies.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementKatibnikov has served in an advisory role at VIPAR Heavy Duty since 2001, helping develop and provide support for the company’s information technology infrastructure. Prior to 2001, he worked on projects with VIPAR Heavy Duty to assist the organization before the move to its current headquarters in Crystal Lake, Illinois.“Technology is driving change throughout the heavy-duty aftermarket,” said Baer. “The technology field demands knowledge, leadership, focus and discipline. Andrei is an individual who exhibits all these characteristics and we have been fortunate to work with him for many years. His knowledge of our organization is invaluable and we are pleased to bring him on board full-time to lead our IT efforts.”Katibnikov has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field, including as a senior systems engineer and chief information officer.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Lewandowski : No coach ever told me I could become a top player

first_imgAdvertisement 1htNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbpq97Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E30qi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6ydxuWould you ever consider trying this?😱7dv9sCan your students do this? 🌚o9seRoller skating! Powered by Firework Robert Lewandowski may be a household name now and is currently one of world football’s most feared marksman but it wasn’t always merry sailing for the Polish striker. Lewandowski spoke to BBC Radio 5 and opened up about his childhood ambitions and his early days.Advertisement “Growing up my dream was to play in the big stadiums with 80,000 fans but when I was young in Poland, we did not have any top players. I knew I could not just think about my country – I had to think bigger.Advertisement “When I was six, I remember Roberto Baggio at the 1994 World Cup. When I was between 10 and 14, Alessandro del Piero was the best player for me. Then my idol was Thierry Henry. He was amazing – it was not just how he scored the goals but what he did for the team.“I wanted to be the same player like that, but to be Robert Lewandowski. I could take some aspects from one or two of the players and be like my idol. I remember when I met Henry, I was like ‘wow, I met my childhood idol’. Now he wants my jersey and I think, ‘amazing’.Advertisement “I believe that dreams come true.”Lewandowski then went to elaborate on his Warsaw days which was one of his challenging parts of his career.“Being released by Legia Warsaw was one of the worst situations in my life. I was injured for three months and I was coming back to training, not 100% fit, and needed time. I did not know what was going to happen after that season and if my contract was going to be renewed.“I never met a coach who told me, ‘look, you will be a top player’. I scored a lot of goals but I did not have from a coach who said, ‘if you do this and this better, you will play at at high level’.”Look where Robert is now – the man has scored 400 goals for club and country and reached double figures in 12 of the 13 seasons he has played. Advertisementlast_img read more

Seniors get top chef

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A FORMER high-flying executive chef is using his extensive experience within the food industry to help enrich…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Weekend Galway GAA Results

first_imgFOOTBALL RESULTS Senior Football ChampionshipSt Michael’s 0-15 Barna 1-9Mountbellew Moylough 0-17 Killanin 1-12Corofin 2-20 Carna Caiseal 0-8Tuam Stars 2-12 Cortoon Shamrocks 2-11 AETAn Cheathru Rua 1-16 Leitir Mor 1-8Milltown 2-7 Salthill Knocknacarra 1-8St. James 3-9 Caherlistrane 1-14Micheal Breathnach 5-10 Killererin 1-10Moycullen 1-16 Kilconly 0-8Caltra 2-13 Annaghdown 0-9 Intermediate Football Championship Headford 3-14 Kilkerrin-Clonberne 2-13 AETClaregalway 2-17 Glenamaddy 0-11Oughterard 1-15 St Brendan’s 1-8An Spideal 1-18 Monivea-Abbey 2-15 AETOileain Arainn 2-13 Clifden 1-8Williamstown 0-15 Menlough 1-12 AETDunmore MacHales 2-12 Corofin 1-13Division 4 football LeagueClonbur 1-13 St Gabriel’s 1-11Division 6 football league (West)Killanin 2-15 Salthill Knocknacarra 1-15Division 7 football league (West)An Cheathru Rua 2-13 Micheal Breathnach 2-9Division 8B football league (North)Mountbellew/Moylough W/O AnnaghdownHURLING RESULTSSenior B Hurling Championship – Group 1Beagh 1-16 Kiltormer 0-6Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2Clarinbridge 0-13 Mullagh 0-13Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging U16 B Hurling ChampionshipArdrahan 4-16 Tommy Larkins 2-3Junior A Hurling Championship – Group A Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-16 St Thomas 1-10Junior A Hurling Championship – Group CCraughwell 2-14 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 0-12Junior B Hurling Championship – Group CPadraig Pearses 6-19 Oranmore-Maree 4-11U21 A Hurling Championship semi finalsLiam Mellows 2-21 Loughrea 4-14Turloughmore 2-21 Ardrahan 1-8U21 B Hurling Championship – Group CKillimordaly 7-16 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 0-16Killimor 4-17 Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-17print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Connacht secure bonus point win over Treviso

first_imgListen back to Rob Murphy and William Davies on commentary for Galway Bay FM last night as Carty scored the all-important last minute try… Connacht remain third in Conference A of the Guinness Pro14 after a bonus-point 29-14 victory over Benetton at the Sportsground. Ireland out-half Jack Carty scored 10-points from the bench and is now the western province’s leading scorer of all-time. Having also won his first international caps in the Six Nations, the Athlone man says it’s a great period in his career. Matt Healy’s try double kept Connacht on course for the Guinness PRO14 Finals Series as they ended Benetton Rugby’s eight-game unbeaten streak in a bruising encounter at the Sportsground.Neither team gave an inch in Galway but the Irishmen eventually maintained their impeccable home record – they have lost just once at the Sportsground in any competition since September – thanks to Caolin Blade’s try, Healy’s brace and a late Jack Carty score.The Italians had fought back from 14-0 down thanks to Antonio Rizzi and Dewaldt Duvenage crossing the whitewash but their hosts pulled away in the final quarter to record a 29-14 victory – meaning Benetton’s only win in Galway is still a 15-13 triumph in December 2011.Benetton remain in position to secure a Guinness PRO14 Finals Series spot in a tight Conference B but now face a crucial final three games, while Connacht stayed marginally ahead of Cardiff Blues in third in Conference A, thanks to the last-gasp try bonus.An exciting, end-to-end opening saw a long, unbroken passage of play but it took until 16 minutes for the first score, as scrum-half Blade sniped off the base of a ruck and fancy footwork took him past the final defender for a slide in under the posts. The expansive game continued as Healy made a 40-metre mazy run after Tiernan O’Halloran’s clever offload, although the fact that Connacht had been forced to make 63 tackles to Benetton’s 26 by the 24-minute mark proved the Italians were well in the contest. However, the score moved to 14-0 on the half-hour mark as Benetton valiantly defended 27 consecutive phases – the majority in their own 22 – before the ball went loose and Healy gleefully dived on it in the in-goal area, Kyle Godwin slotting his second conversion.Just before the break, the visitors got themselves back in the game however, as No.8 Toa Halafihi picked up off the back of an attacking scrum and fed Rizzi to crash over for his third try in as many Guinness PRO14 games.Rizzi himself added the extras to narrow the deficit to seven points at half-time and the replacement fly-half turned provider on 56 minutes to level the scores. Godwin’s kick to the Benetton 22 was directionless and after just one phase, the visitors were charging forward through Halafihi, who passed to Rizzi and the 21-year-old drew the final defender before slipping Duvenage clear for a simple run-in under the posts. With the game finely poised at 14-14 heading into the final quarter, Connacht hit back and turned territory into three points when replacement Connacht No.10 Carty booted a long-range penalty.And Ireland international Carty then showed his class with ball in hand as a long miss pass out to the left sent Healy over for his second score on 70 minutes.That try seemed to end Benetton’s valiant resistance and, in what could prove pivotal come the end of the season, Connacht grabbed a four-try bonus point right at the death as the inspirational Carty stretched out to dot down from close range – becoming the province’s all-time record points scorer with 691 in the process. Match report courtesy of PRO14Rugby.org.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more