Warriors Prop Addin Fonua-Blake talks about his move to the Warriors. Video / Provided
Defeated New Zealand’s Warriors will likely be without the services of star buffer Addin Fonua-Blake on Friday when they take on the Manly Sea Eagles.
The Warriors’ off-season marquee signing limped off with an unspecified knee injury in the 14th minute as the team lost 32-12 to the Roosters on Sunday night and coach Nathan Brown is not optimistic about his chances of making it onto the pitch. again in five days.
“Very unlikely in a short turnaround,” said Brown. “I don’t know how things are going, have to hope it’s only minor and he doesn’t lose too much. We’ve got some people injured.”
Not only will Fonua-Blake’s loss deny the Warriors some important momentum going forward – his ability to collect the post-contact meter and get the ball off the top shelf – it also denies league fans the chance to see the big man’s first game with his. old club since signing with the Warriors.
The move appears to be a wise move by Fonua-Blake with the Sea Eagles languishing at the bottom of the ladder, winless after four games and averaging just 8.5 points per game.
The fact that Manly’s side also suffered their worst home defeat in history – a 46-6 loss at the hands of Penrith Panthers – and facing fresh injuries to Morgan Boyle and Moses Suli means the Warriors’ job is somewhat easier, but also nothing worse than stumbling against a team that is different. definitely determined to get back up.
Warriors coach Nathan Brown said he was generally satisfied with the team’s performance during the first month of the season but knows the learning curve remains steep.
“We’ve had four games, two good wins and two defeats,” said Brown following the defeat to the Roosters. “It was a very tight match against the Knights, maybe 50-50, but today we were beaten by a good team. They clearly showed that we have some work to do to get where we want to be.”
Earlier in the year, Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke of his hope that by the end of March, the COVID-19 vaccine would be in the hands of 4 million Australians.
But as happened on the last day of March, less than 700,000 doses of the vaccine have been given – more than 16 percent of the target set in January.
Here’s how to track Australian vaccine launches, and where you fit in with them.
How many people has Australia been vaccinated against?
As of March 31, Australia had vaccinated 670,000 people.
But the numbers fell short of the Prime Minister’s expectations at this stage.
The determining factor in this is a shortage of international supplies – Mr Morrison said the target of 4 million shots in April had been canceled several weeks ago in response to changing circumstances.
“It was eliminated because of the problems we had with the vaccines that did not come from abroad,” he said.
“Of course at the start, when about 3 million or more vaccines cannot be shipped to Australia because of the release of vaccines from Europe, in particular, it will obviously have an impact on early success.”
The European Union has blocked some shipments of the vaccine destined for Australia, citing low infection rates in the country and skyrocketing cases in Europe.
But local Australian production of the AstraZeneca vaccine increased, and 72,000 vaccines were given on Tuesday.
Will this change when I qualify for the COVID vaccine?
Not according to the Government.
Most of the people vaccinated so far have come from phase 1A of the vaccination rollout, which includes people in nursing homes and frontline health workers.
Phase 1B, which includes residents over 70 and Indigenous people over 55, started last week.
Vaccination of the group will continue for some time, before stages 2A and 2B begin at the end of the year.
A government release asking for expressions of interest from community pharmacies suggests stage 2A, which includes people over 50 and all Indigenous people, will start in May.
Phase 2B, which includes the rest of the adult population, will follow suit, and the Government maintains its commitment that every Australian person has their first injection by the end of October.
Health Secretary Greg Hunt declined on Wednesday to set a definite start date for phase 2B.
“We have talked about the middle of the year for phase 2A and we will assess that when we start to see reduced demand for each of the respective phases,” he said.
“We haven’t changed our timeframe with respect to any of our accomplishments, and when we do, we will show it.”
Why didn’t it happen sooner?
We are now more than a month away from launching an Australian vaccine, and millions of doses are behind the Government’s expectations.
Global supply issues aside, members of the federal government accuse states, particularly Queensland, of unnecessarily stockpiling vaccines.
“They have done three-fifths of everything,” said deputy national leader David Littleproud.
But the Queensland government has defended its actions, saying it is withholding vaccines due to a lack of certainty about supply, and is responsible for offering timely vaccinations to people who have received their first dose of vaccine.
“We haven’t had a commitment from the Commonwealth that there will be a second dose.” Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles said.
The Commonwealth says it is responsible for ensuring there is enough supply for the second dose.
The weather may be cool this morning, but it will likely rain. Photo / Twitter MetService
They say when it rains – and that’s what it will be doing all over New Zealand for most of the week.
MetService predicts that the incoming vanguard will bring rain or rain to the South Island today – but the ridge will stick to the North Island, keeping most of the weather calm there.
“North winds between high and front mean warm temperatures, especially in eastern places,” said a MetService spokesman.
The cool autumn weather will be replaced by gray skies, heavy rain, and rain.
On Monday, in the North Island, rain or heavy rain will develop throughout the day.
On the South Island there will be rain to the west of the ravine. It will be cloudy with some torrential downpours around Southland and Otago, spreading into the interior of Canterbury in the late afternoon.
On Tuesday, there will be a period of rain on the North Island north of Taihape, possibly heavy around the east of the Bay of Plenty.
Further south there will be clouds and heavy rain isolated around Kapiti and Wellington and partly cloudy elsewhere.
The South Island will be mostly cloudy with rainfall, although more waterfalls are isolated from Christchurch to Marlborough and Nelson.
Forecasters say a period of rain or rain will affect much of the country on Wednesday, possibly heavy around the east of the Bay of Plenty.
Yesterday, the whole country was under the influence of the northern sect.
The highest maximum recorded was 28C in Whanganui, while the coolest spot was Invercargill, which hit just 18C.
A front brings rain or rain to the South Island tomorrow, while a ridge against the North Island keeps the weather mostly settled there. A north wind between high & forward means warm temperatures, especially in the east https://t.co/Yjbq0jxdqz ^ PL pic.twitter.com/f5hMmrWjpY
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said NAB is a political institution and not accountability.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The former prime minister and senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Friday said the National Bureau of Accountability (NAB) is a political institution and not accountability.
The PML-N leader spoke to the media and said people would be angry if justice was not served. He said Pakistan’s Supreme Court had stated that NAB carried out political engineering.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said everyone knowing the purpose behind the NAB case and the anti-corruption agency must determine its role in the country. Everyone must respect the court, he said.
The prime minister previously went on to say that PM Imran Khan called the meeting despite being in isolation and discussed the hearing of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s NAB.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also spoke on the Kashmir issue and said no one knew the government’s stance on the matter.