Barrett scored a try but was sent off in the 60th minute for receiving two yellow cards for deliberately knocking the ball down.The Waratahs travelled to the New Zealand capital with high hopes of reviving their season but blew any chance of springing a boilover with a diabolical first-half display.The Tahs trailed 33-7 at the break, while quickfire tries to stand-in fullback Bryce Hegarty and halfback Jake Gordon early in the second half pulled the Waratahs to within 10 points at Westpac Stadium.But a second five-pointer of the night from Hurricanes centre Ngani Laumape all but secured the hosts’ victory on Friday night.The defeat left Australian sides none from twelve against Kiwi opposition in 2017, with the Waratahs’ poor first-half display brutally exposing the gulf in class in trans-Tasman rivalries.Conceding five tries, the Waratahs trailed by 26 points at the interval after Laumape, brothers Beauden and Jordie Barrett, Wes Goosen and Mark Abbott all crossed for tries.The Waratahs were once again their own worst enemies; dreadful in defence as they missed 27 tackles and were punished repeatedly for dashing out of the line trying to contain the competition’s most potent attacking team.Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson must have been pulling his hair out watching his side commit eight handling errors despite barely having any possession in the opening 40 minutes.The only try of the half for the Waratahs came from flanker Ned Hanigan when he charged over while the Hurricanes’ All Black superstar five-eighth Beauden Barrett was in the sin bin for a deliberate knock-down.Barrett was red-carded after committing another professional foul late on but the Waratahs were unable to collect a bonus point, with centre Irae Simone was held up over the line after the fulltime siren.
For more information, call (323) 722-9503. Federal worker group to meet DOWNEY – The national Association of Active & Retired Federal Employees, Southeast Chapter, will meet at noon today at Furman Park, 10419 S. Rives Ave. The meeting will feature a behavioral health specialist discussing how to avoid accidents in the home, from 1 to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served; the public is invited. For more information, call Bob Knerr, (562) 943-5513. Local student wins architecture prize WHITTIER – La Serna High School graduate Erin Ferry, now a senior at Cal State Long Beach, has won first place and $10,000 in the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Interior Architecture Committee’s annual student competition. Ferry graduated from La Serna in 2001 and is the daughter of Don and Diane Molter of Whittier. Teacher award accepting nominees WHITTIER – Local outstanding kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers can be nominated for the California History Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York. Nominees should have experience in teaching American history for at least three years; a deep career commitment to teaching American history; evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom; and close attention to documents, artifacts, historic sites, and the other primary materials of history. The state winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium and will qualify for the National History Teacher of the Year award to be selected this fall. The winner’s school library will also receive history books and materials. The nominating deadline is May 9. For more information, call (707) 839-6492, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hawaiian music, dance scheduled MONTEBELLO – The Asian Pacific Resource Center in the Montebello Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., will host a Hawaiian slack key guitar performance by Dennis Ladd and hula, Maori, and Tahitian dances by Ku’uipo `O Hula Halau from 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 12. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (323) 722-6551. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Get on the bus with the Pico Rivera Arts and Culture Committee as it visits newly remodeled Griffith Observatory at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, departing from the Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave. The bus returns at 7 p.m. Admission is $14 per person. Visitors must be 18 and older. For more information, call (562) 801-4300. Recycling event to accept e-waste MONTEBELLO – The Montebello Town Center’s belated Earth Day recycling event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2134 Montebello Town Center Drive. Electronic waste, including old TVs, plasma screens, computer monitors and laptops, can be discarded free of charge. There is no limit on the number of items discarded.