23 Jun

Wales v Ireland – The Preview

first_imgBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorWALES v IRELANDSaturday 12 March, 5pm, Millennium Stadium, Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (SA), Live on BBC1Both teams have played three and won two in this year’s RBS 6 Nations. Both teams have won a Grand Slam in the past three years. Both teams have an ongoing debate about who is their best fly-half. But who is going to win tomorrow’s game between Wales and Ireland? Well, here are some pointers about some of the battles set to take place in Cardiff…THE PENALTY COUNTMuch has been made about the number of penalties Ireland have given away so far in this championship – in fact, Warren Gatland is going to talk to the referee about it before the game after no Irishman was sent to the sin-bin in Scotland despite repeat offensives at the breakdown – but it’s Wales who have conceded more penalties in the three games to date, 36 to Ireland’s 34. Both sides will need to significantly reduce their infringements, particularly in their own half which has been a trait of Ireland’s this year, or they will be punished by the boots of the opposition kicker.THE BACK ROWRyan Jones is back to something like his best form at No 8 for Wales and will be keen to maintain that level of performance as he wins his 50th cap. He seems to be enjoying his role as the senior statesman in the back row alongside young guns Sam Warburton and Dan Lydiate, who have both impressed with their work-rate and get better with every game. They will face a stern test from the hard-running Irish trio, who are all strong ball-carriers. However, Sean O’Brien does have a tendency to lose the ball in contact and Warburton could make his presence felt at the breakdown more than his opponents. THE FLY-HALVESIreland have opted for the consistency and territorial kicking game of Ronan O’Gara while Wales have gone for the flair of James Hook, so it’s a real contrast of styles.Risky business: James HookMr Conservative: Ronan O’GaraHook was undoubtedly a key man against Scotland but Gordon D’Arcy and Brian O’Driscoll will target him mercilessly in Cardiff to see if he flounders – can he still work his magic under intense pressure? Can he control the game and clear the danger with a kick as well as exploiting space? These are questions he must answer in the positive if Wales are to have a chance, otherwise O’Gara will be given the possession he needs to keep Wales pinned deep in their own half.THE BACK THREEBoth teams have dangerous runners who given time and space can counter-attack with the best of them. Lee Byrne is rediscovering his best form for Wales and with Leigh Halfpenny back in the side and Shane Williams on the other wing, Wales could cause Ireland lots of problems if they put in poor kicks. The two wingers can dart through the tiniest of gaps to create scoring chances and will be looking to do so here. Ireland’s back three is strong too and Tommy Bowe will want to get one over his Ospreys team-mates, while Luke Fitzgerald is settling into the full-back role and Keith Earls has plenty of gas – but they will need to perform better than they did in this challenge.WALES: Lee Byrne; Leigh Halfpenny, Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Davies, Shane Williams; James Hook, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Matthew Rees (capt), Craig Mitchell, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton, Ryan Jones. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Replacements: Richard Hibbard, John Yapp, Jonathan Thomas, Rob McCusker, Dwayne Peel, Stephen Jones, Morgan StoddartIRELAND: Luke Fitzgerald; Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll (capt), Gordon D’Arcy, Keith Earls; Ronan O’Gara, Eoin Reddan; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell, Sean O’Brien, David Wallace, Jamie Heaslip. Replacements: Sean Cronin, Tom Court, Leo Cullen, Denis Leamy, Peter Stringer, Jonathan Sexton, Paddy Wallace.last_img read more

18 Jun

Rugby HQ’s Top 7 Sevens Moments of All Time

first_imgThursday Oct 10, 2013 Rugby HQ’s Top 7 Sevens Moments of All Time This week’s Top 5 video comes in the lead up to the Gold Coast Sevens, the first leg of the 2013/2014 IRB World Sevens Series. With that in mind, it’s an expanded Top 7, celebrating the shortened form of the game, in the unique Rugby HQ style. Earlier today Sevens fans got the great news that the IRB have decided to live stream the entire series on their website. If you are living in a country that doesn’t have a broadcast partner, what that means is you will no longer be in the dark as you can keep up online.You can take a look at the listings to see if live streaming of each tournament, starting with the Gold Coast, will be available in your country via the broadcast details page on the IRB website.In Australia, where the opening tournament is being held, the guys at Fox Sports are getting in the swing of things by promoting the fancy dress aspect of the tournament, and of course the better or more entertaining bits of play we’ve seen in recent years.Some of the items featured in this Top 7 compilation can be found in our Related Posts below, where you can view longer videos of the memorable moments. For now though, here is a hilarious edition of the Top 5’s, with Anchorman Sean ‘Burgundy’ Maloney making an appearance.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Top 5 compilations Related Articles 240 WEEKS AGO The Top 5 Biggest Hits of the Year 242 WEEKS AGO The Top 5 BLOOPERS of the Year! 244 WEEKS AGO Powerful Top 5 ‘Tongan Thor’ moments From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

14 Jun

Roberts, Conaway, Engaged in Finger-pointing

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Roberts, Conaway, Engaged in Finger-pointing SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls passing a farm bill a top priority for the lame duck session, but the conference committee must first come to an agreement. Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts was hopeful for an agreement Thursday, but said House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway refused to come to an agreement, blaming the delay on the Texas Republican. However, Conaway called Roberts comments “finger-pointing” that would not help to bring about a deal, according to Politico.Roberts noted that Conaway was holding out on signing the conference report because he has concerns with at least six titles of the bill, including commodity, nutrition and conservation. Roberts said of the conference committee leadership he is “very troubled by the fact that we have agreement among three, but we can’t get the fourth one.” Conaway says he has “some things” he hasn’t agreed to, but adds that so does Roberts, and Ranking Senate Ag Member Debbie Stabenow and Ranking House Ag Member Collin Peterson. Conway concludes “pick your poison as to who you think is standing in the way.”Source: NAFB News Service Roberts, Conaway, Engaged in Finger-pointing SHARE Previous articleSoil Health Demonstrations, Seminars, and Chats at Indiana Farm ExpoNext articleHAT Helping Future Communicators NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Nov 15, 2018 last_img read more

12 Jun

Open letter to Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj

first_img Related documents lettre_ly_en.pdfPDF – 287.41 KB Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News Organisation Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest June 24, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Libya News Prime Minister Fayez al SarrajHead of the Libyan Government of National Accord                                                                       TripoliParis, 9th august 2018 LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Mohamed EnnajemExecutive DirectorLibyan Centre for Freedom of Press Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press (LCFP) urge Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj to intervene immediately to rescind all measures obstructing the work of international journalists and the Libyan correspondents of foreign media outlets.center_img Receive email alerts LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Dear Prime Minister,In a communiqué dated 3 August 2018, the Libyan foreign ministry’s Foreign Media Department (FMD) unveiled an unprecedented series of new measures that create further obstacles to the work of international journalists and the Libyan correspondents of foreign media outlets.The existing interminable delays in obtaining and renewing visas, countless other forms of red tape and various kinds of harassment have now been compounded by 13 new measures to which international journalists and the Libyan correspondents of foreign media outlets must submit when applying to the Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation for accreditation to work in Libya.Each of these 13 measures details of an additional bureaucratic step that must be undertaken with an administrative entity, and constitutes another real barrier to journalistic freedom.On the pretext of offering them better security guarantees, the FMD is tightening its grip on the foreign media at a time when, in the run-up to the general elections scheduled for 10 December, the freedom to inform is proving more essential than ever for a democratic and pluralistic debate in Libya.All existing accreditations have been cancelled since the end of 2017 on the grounds that new procedures are being put in place. Since then, the FMD has replaced the old procedures by mechanisms designed to prevent journalists from working freely and independently. It now issues only temporary permits and in a sporadic manner. Many journalists have been left without accreditation, which exposes them to them to the risk of being expelled or being attacked.RSF and LCFP would also like to express their utmost concern about the constantly escalating restrictions that are making journalistic work almost impossible. The FMD limits journalists to covering events in which it is a participant and obstructs the work of those who do not comply with its demands, using accreditation as blackmail to force international news agencies to stop employing some of their correspondents. All journalists agree that working in Tripoli now constitutes an almost insurmountable challenge that threatens both their physical and their judicial security.We also think it is crucial to point out that the obligation for journalists to wear a vest with the word “Press” and the FMD logo constitutes a violation of media independence and endangers their lives in a country in which all media personnel are potential targets.All of these unwarranted obligations restrict the freedom to inform and help to delay realization of the democratic aspirations that the Libyan people expressed in 2011.RSF and LCFP therefore call on the Libyan government to:1. Stop obstructing the work of international journalists and the Libyan correspondents of foreign media outlets.2. Respect the freedom of international journalists and the Libyan correspondents of foreign media outlets to practice journalism by establishing a simple and clear procedure for obtaining accreditation.3. Allow international journalists and the Libyan correspondents of foreign media outlets to do their work with complete freedom.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this letter and we are at your disposal should you wish to discuss the subject further.Sincerely,Christophe DeloireSecretary-General Reporters Without Borders On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom August 8, 2018 – Updated on August 9, 2018 Open letter to Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj News News to go further February 23, 2021 Find out more RSF_en December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

4 Jun

Free working abroad roadshow for city

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsFree working abroad roadshow for cityBy admin – September 12, 2012 534 WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Printcenter_img A WORKING abroad specialist company has revealed that more Irish men are leaving ahead of their partners and spouses in search of work and a better life in Australia than ever before.  Visafirst.com is about to come to Limerick for a free roadshow on Thursday, September 20, at the Clarion, starting at 7.00pm. The company which specialises  in helping people build a career abroad says that from an analysis of their customer base, 2011 – 2012 they have seen a 58 per cent increase in the number of what are termed “primary” applicants heading out ahead of dependants in seek of work and that 75 per cent of these applicants are male.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Edwina Shanahan, manager with www.visafirst.com said:“We looked at our customer database around the same time last year and it became apparent that this trend was picking up – whereby one partner or spouse would initially go to Australia in seek of work in an effort to set up a life and a home there, before their partner or spouse followed after a few months – often with young children in tow. A year on and we see these numbers have escalated considerably and it’s now almost the norm”. Facebook Advertisement Previous articleParents and children warned of suspicious approachesNext articleMountaineering icon remembered adminlast_img read more

27 May

Police make appeal for missing Omagh man

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of 35-year-old Shane Sharkey from the Omagh area who has been reported missing. Shane was last seen on the September 4th at 10.30am, and it is now believed he was in the Dublin Road area of Omagh, walking country bound. He is described as being 5′ 6″ tall, having light to medium brown curly hair and is of thin build and may be wearing a rucksack. Police would ask Shane or anyone who has seen him to contact police immediately on the 101 number RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Police make appeal for missing Omagh mancenter_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleCarthy concerned at long term impact of Russian ban on EU agri-foodNext articleFour drugs arrests made in Derry in past 24 hours News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – September 17, 2014 WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

25 May

Donegal TD blasts Government over ‘mind-boggling restrictions’

first_img By News Highland – September 10, 2020 Donegal TD blasts Government over ‘mind-boggling restrictions’ Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Previous articleGaoth Dobhair win thrilling Minor Division One FinalNext articleMinister keen to see delivery of Connacht Ulster Alliance News Highland center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews A Donegal Deputy says some of the current restrictions just don’t make any sense.The Health Minister signed a statutory instrument bringing the measures, including those on indoor and outdoor gatherings, into law.The motion was debated in the Dail last evening and is due to be voted on today.Speaking in the Dail, Deputy Thomas Pringle says some of the legislation as ‘mind boggling’:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/prindfgdgdfggledail.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

12 May

‘Soft’ approach helps business

first_imgLeadership,teambuilding and time management training can improve productivity despitetheir “soft” images, according to research by learning solutions providerFranklinCovey Europe. Three-quartersof managers who provide this training say more than half of employees changetheir behaviour as a result, and 64 per cent say these changes directly benefitthe company. Morethan eight out of 10 managers feel behavioural training improves productivityas much as other courses, if not more. And57 per cent of managers offer staff behavioural training.Theresearch is based on a survey of 200 HR directors and managers in UK companieswith a turnover of more than £10m. “Thisdata seems to show that behavioural training can bring major benefits to anorganisation, but that many are still missing out on these benefits,” said MattSmith, head of training at FranklinCovey.www.franklincoveyeurope.com Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. ‘Soft’ approach helps businessOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

7 May

Exclusive: Who is responsible for accuracy of ‘unregulated’ online lettings platforms?

first_imgHome » News » Exclusive: Who is responsible for accuracy of ‘unregulated’ online lettings platforms? previous nextExclusive: Who is responsible for accuracy of ‘unregulated’ online lettings platforms?The Negotiator asks Spotahome’s UK and Ireland General Manager to give his view after his platform was found to have listed an unregistered HMO apartment.Nigel Lewis4th July 201901,042 Views When The Negotiator recently reported that medium-term lettings platform Spotahome had advertised a property that was clearly an unregistered HMO, it raised important questions about who is responsible for ensuring properties listed online conform to local and national laws – portals, agents or landlords?We asked Spotahome’s General Manager for the UK & Ireland James Kirimy (pictured, above) to give his views on the challenges and opportunities facing the brace of new platforms such as his entering the market.“The drive towards greater transparency within the rental property sector is gathering pace, with increased scrutiny of landlords and lettings agencies by both regulatory authorities and tenants.“More accessible data means that knowledge and control is shifting to the consumer with increased information available on landlords, and typical rental costs and fees, as well as seeking more secure options offered in verified property listings.“Therefore ‘Generation Rent’ demands a better level of service and a more open, honest and accessible way of finding properties.Regulatory compliance“Increased regulatory compliance of property rentals is putting pressure on landlords – as the tenancy contract owners – to ensure their properties are fairly represented and fulfil legal criteria.“Belatedly maybe, but digital transformation is well and truly underway in the property sector, and lettings agencies and landlords must embrace new technologies to deliver a faster, more seamless experience to meet these new demands.“Speed of transaction is critical – 24/7 access is now a given in most other sectors so property agents have to find ways of meeting this expectation; from using technology to solve time restrictions when viewing properties to the booking and payment processes.“Generation Rent are digital natives, born into a world where transactions happen online first.“In the same way that they buy groceries or book holidays, they’re comfortable renting their property online, where technology provides the transparency and trust tenants need to make informed decisions, whilst providing far greater convenience.“By digitising more of the rental process, agents can reduce operational costs, improve margins and offer more competitive rentals.“Digital portals should ultimately work as partners to facilitate the relationships between landlords and tenants, helping to support and inform on rental compliance while providing guarantees to protect both parties.“Along with this, many landlords need to adopt a new mindset to ensure they understand and adhere to new regulations, and accept that they need to provide this new generation of tenants with an enhanced level of service.” James Kirimy HMO HMO landlords landlords spotahome July 4, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

2 May

OCPD Weekly Activity Report Dec 18-24

first_imgThe Ocean City Police Department wants everyone to be safe this holiday season. Please do not drink and drive and if you do attend a holiday event then use a designated driver or other method of safe transportation. Obey all Vehicle laws and use your seatbelts. Calls for Service: 558        Daily Average: 80 December 18, 2016: Sunday Calls for service: 78Vehicle Stops: 34 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 26 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 4 EMS calls December 19, 2016: Monday Calls for service: 76Vehicle Stops: 22 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 4 EMS callsCDS, Route 52, one in custody, at 12:28am December 20, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 83Vehicle Stops: 30 Vehicle Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 25 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 5 EMS callsWarrant, 900 block Simpson Ave., one in custody, at 12:44amVehicle accident, 200 block Central Ave., at 7:42amVehicle accident, 100 block 9th St., at 10:35amVehicle accident, Route 52, at 10:55amDomestic violence, 800 block Seacliff RD., at 11:42pm December 21, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 87Vehicle Stops: 39 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 32 Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 1 EMS calls December 22, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 90Vehicle Stops: 34 Vehicle Accidents: 4 Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 9 EMS callsTheft, 300 block Haven Ave., at 11:48amVehicle accident, 5500 block Asbury Ave., at 1:06pmVehicle accident, 6th St. & Wesley Ave., at 3:14pmVehicle accident, 1st St. & Wesley Ave., at 5:11pmTheft, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 5:51pmVehicle accident, 34th Street, at 6:01pm December 23, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 79Vehicle Stops: 25 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 29 Alarms: 8The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsCDS, 34th St., one in custody, at 10:29amWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 11:58pm December 24, 2016: SaturdayCalls for service: 65Vehicle Stops: 14 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 29 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 3 EMS callsPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year. City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.center_img Bicycle riders must obey all Vehicle laws similar to that of a Vehicle.       They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.last_img read more