What’s in the latest issue of Rugby World?

first_imgUncovered – Recent retiree James Simpson-Daniel looks to the futureTour tale – Japes on tour with the 1974 Lions Find out what’s inside our European club rugby special! Carl Hayman – Toulon’s captain looks back at his career and lifts the lid on Europe’s reigning championsMark Bennett – It’s been one hell of a journey for the young Scottish centre to end up back in Glasgow with the WarriorsDan Biggar – Shy and retiring off the pitch, loud and proud on it, the Ospreys stand-off is keen to ignore the criticism and just play his gameChallenge Cup – Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie talk through European competition with us on the crazy golf course25 innovations– Here are the big changes that rocked rugbySam Burgess – We ask players who have switched between rugby league and rugby union if they think Sam Burgess will be a successBig debate– Was it right to hand the European Champions Cup final to Twickenham? Here are the argumentsWomen’s rugby – The World Cup was fantastic and it’s great to see some players going pro but the women’s game must be watchful, warns Stephen JonesADVICE SECTIONRugby focus – It’s back! News from clubs, schools and women’s rugby here!Pro Insight – Ben Youngs tells Rugby World about decision-making at the breakdownFitness – Our new-look guide shows you how to spring like Izzy FolauPro Playbook – Shane Howarth looks at attacking movesMini Rugby – How to play rugby netballREGULARSEssentials – The latest books and products LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img IT’S A new age in Europe, with the launch of the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup. The latest edition of Rugby World gives you the skinny on every pool! As well as talking with the biggest personalities in the competitions, we look at previous champions and consider the possible issues ahead.On top of that, Rugby World looks at the biggest innovations to shake the game since its inception, we talk with those hardy souls who have swapped between rugby league and rugby union to see if they think Sam Burgess will be a success and Stephen Jones has a warning for the women’s game.Here is a full list of contents – and you can find out where to buy your copy here or download our free magazine finder app here. Plus, download the digital edition here.SIDELINESThis month we look at the most intriguing match-ups to come in the Champions Cup, Bernard Lapasset’s concerns for the Rio Olympics and talk with Steve Borthwick about life in Japan.COLUMNISTSJohn Kirwan– All Blacks hero Sir John Kirwan is in the UK in November, coaching the Baa-Baas. He tells us about itChris Cracknell– The sevens specialist gives us his views as the HSBC Sevens World SeriesGareth Davies– The Dragons’ Chief Executive was recently elected to the WRU board. He talks about the state of the Welsh gameSPOTLIGHTSJames Haskell– Wasps’ captain talks us through his career to dateScott Williams– A leader? At such a young age the Scarlet is a senior playerFelix Jones – The Munster full-back hopes his side can push on following a tough startScott MacLeod – Making trips over the border between Hawick and Newcastle is part of life for the second-rowFEATURESOwen Farrell – Here comes another monumental season for England and Saracens’ plucky fly-halfLeinster – Can the province triumph in Europe again? Tom English looks at their chances TAGS: Highlight last_img read more

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Post-Election Flurry of Environmental Rules Expected

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Post-Election Flurry of Environmental Rules Expected A Wall Street Journal reporter says the Obama administration is readying at least five environmental regulations to issue within the next two months; four of the rules are at the Department of Interior while another lies with the Environmental Protection Agency, that being the volume targets for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The EPA sent the new RFS volume targets to the White House Office of Management and Budget last month for review. The White House has until the end of this month to finalize the volumes. Under statute, the EPA is required to set a volume target for corn ethanol at 15 billion gallons for 2017. However, the EPA proposal in May set the target at 14.2 billion gallons.Other regulations expected by the Obama administration include governing of renewable energy development on federal lands, an offshore oil and gas leasing plan, methane standards for oil and gas wells on public lands, and a stream-protection rule for coal mining.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 8, 2016 Post-Election Flurry of Environmental Rules Expected SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleTrump Leads Farmer Election Poll Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Matt Hutcheson July 2017 Crop Update

first_img Matt Hutcheson July 2017 Crop Update Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleChange the Message to Meet the New RealityNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 31, 2017 Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 30, 2017 Seed Consultants Product Manager Matt Hutcheson checks corn and soybean fields in east-central Indiana for progress, disease, insect and weed issues. Home News Feed Matt Hutcheson July 2017 Crop Update SHARElast_img read more

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European Parliament condemns China’s lack of progress on human rights, parliament’s president says he will boycott Olympic opening ceremony

first_img Follow the news on China News ChinaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en News ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts Newscenter_img July 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Parliament condemns China’s lack of progress on human rights, parliament’s president says he will boycott Olympic opening ceremony to go further Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Reporters Without Borders welcomes a resolution adopted by the European Parliament today deploring the fact that Europe’s relations with China are only advancing on the commercial and economic fronts and have not been accompanied by any significant progress on human rights and democracy.Condemning China’s “widespread and systematic human rights abuses,” the resolution reminds the Chinese authorities of the commitments they gave in 2001 when Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympic Games and urges them to seize the “historic opportunity” to ensure respect for human rights and pardon all political prisoners.Daniel Cohn-Bendit, co-president of the Green Party group in the European Parliament, today condemned French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to attend the Olympic Games opening ceremony as “scandalous.” The Greens backed a resolution calling for a boycott of the ceremony if it was not preceded by significant progress on human rights.Today’s resolution came one day after European Parliament president Hans-Gert Pöttering announced that he would not attend the opening ceremony because talks between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama’s representatives have been “inconclusive.” Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Police uprising against President Correa leads to censorship and violence against media

first_img EcuadorAmericas October 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police uprising against President Correa leads to censorship and violence against media Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en News News News Follow the news on Ecuador June 15, 2020 Find out more April 10, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Justice must be rendered to the journalists working for national and international media who were the collateral victims of yesterday’s police mutiny in Ecuador. In the course of a 12-hour crisis that nearly became a coup against President Rafael Correa, media freedom was repeatedly violated and journalists were attacked by policemen protesting against the elimination of their bonuses.The Ecuadorean press freedom organisation Fundamedios had registered around 20 acts of repression against the media by 9:30 p.m. yesterday, when soldiers rescued President Correa from the hospital where he was being held by the protesting police officers. In almost all of these cases, policemen tried to prevent news photographers and cameramen from covering the day’s events by smashing their equipment.Most of the violence took place in the capital, Quito, and peaked when the mutineers overran the National Assembly at midday. Other cases of violence were reported in Ambato, Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas, Manta and Portoviejo.Both state and privately-owned media were affected. Among the state-owned media, crews working for Ecuador TV and Radio Pública were particularly targeted by the rebels. Radio reporter Ramón Bravo had to be rushed to hospital after being overcome by tear gas. Among the privately-owned media, journalists working for two TV stations – Ecuavisa and Teleamazonas – and the daily El Comercio suffered most. In Ambato, a thrown bottle injured Teleamazonas reporter Edith Jácome’s ear.The international media were also targeted. Representatives of the pan-Latin American satellite TV station Telesur were detained for several hours by mutineers, while Agence France-Presse reported that two of its photographers were physically attacked and had their cameras smashed outside the hospital where the president were being held. Many journalists including the Reporters Without Borders correspondent were denied entry to the hospital.After a group of police officers overran the headquarters of state-owned Ecuador TV at around 7 p.m., its broadcasts were interrupted until transmission of its signal was resumed by Gama TV, a privately-owned station that is under provisional state control. The staff of the privately-owned TV station Ecuavisa reported that their station was the target of a sabotage attempt.Reporters Without Borders joins other NGOs including the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) in expressing unreserved condemnation of this attempt to overthrow the democratically-elected authorities, just as we did after the coup d’état in Honduras on 28 June 2009. The defence of press freedom requires respect for the rule of law.There was a significant difference between yesterday’s events in Ecuador and the Honduran coup, in addition to the fact that the latter succeeded. Certain media actively supported the coup in Honduras but that was not the case yesterday in Ecuador.Reporters Without Borders therefore regrets that, as the situation was in the process of being resolved yesterday, the authorities ordered all of the broadcast media to carry the signal being transmitted by state-owned Ecuador TV. That was a violation of media diversity and free expression.(Photo : AFP) December 24, 2019 Find out more to go further EcuadorAmericas News Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be droppedlast_img read more

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Almost €1 million spent on building set for demolition

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleBusiness owners terrorised by racists in LimerickNext articleBackers make the case for €190 million Gortadroma deal John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Facebook  by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Office of Public Works has spent close to one million euro over the last three years on refurbishing Sarsfield House, which is now due to be demolished under the Limerick 2030 plan.Since 2011, approximately €900,000 was spent on work such as upgrades to lighting systems, the Limerick Post has learned.A spokesperson for the OPW confirmed: “The Office of Public Works has, since 2011, carried out refurbishment and upgrade works to Sarsfield House valued at approximately €900,000. The bulk of this expenditure would be the atypical upgrade of key elements of infrastructure such as fire and emergency lighting systems.”Under the Limerick 2030 plan, Revenue Commissioners staff will be transferred from Sarsfield House to the redeveloped Opera Centre.Sarsfield House will then be demolished to make way for a new city park.City councillor James Collins has questioned the logic of demolishing the building.He told the Limerick Post: “It doesn’t make sense strategically – on the one hand we’re in the market to provide office space, and on the flipside we’re proposing to knock down offices. Could we use it for five or ten years until some other sites come on stream?“The argument has been put forward that it’s not suitable for modern requirements and demands, but it’s in use at the moment. The OPW spent a million euro doing it up, so surely it would be cheaper to convert it to bring it up to a modern specification rather than to demolish it and turn it into an extension of Arthur’s Quay Park.”The Fianna Fáil councillor continued: “We’re buying the Cleeves site and we’re buying the Hanging Gardens because there’s isn’t enough office space, and then we’re proposing to demolish office space in that part of the city.”Cllr Collins noted that the lack of suitable office space in Limerick was “a major issue” and a possible barrier to investment and further employment in the city.“The logic in how it’s (the demolition of Sarsfield House) being sold to us is that we need more people working in the city centre and that if the Revenue is operating in the Opera Centre then that will be a conduit for other private development to come in.“But what we’re actually doing is proposing to move the Revenue Commissioners across to the Opera Centre, basically moving them across the street. So the net gain in the immediate term or the intermediate term isn’t going to be an increase in people working in the city, which was one of our stated aims,” he added.Cllr Collins said that he is in favour of the rejuvenation of Limerick city centre, but warned that “the city council’s track record in capital projects is pretty poor”. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img NewsAlmost €1 million spent on building set for demolitionBy John Keogh – November 13, 2014 2300 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Twitter TAGSCllr James CollinsfeaturedlimerickLimerick 2030Limerick City and County CouncilOffice of PublicSarsfield House Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WhatsApplast_img read more

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Gardai warn of bogus caller claiming to be collecting for cancer bus

first_img Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Gardai warn of bogus caller claiming to be collecting for cancer bus Google+center_img Facebook Pinterest Gardai are warning people after reports of a bogus caller in St Johnston claiming to be collecting for the cancer bus.On Wednesday night a man was going around houses in the area asking for bank details for people to make a donation.Eamon McDeviit is a spokesperson for Good and New, he says they would never ask for bank details.He says it is a scam:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/eamonraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 3, 2014 News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleNorth West Simon Community’s “Street Sleep” in Letterkenny this eveningNext articleTyrone star McKenna signs with Essendon News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

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Emergency services at scene of crash on outskirts of L’Kenny

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – February 14, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Google+ Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Update:Emergency services attended the scene of a crash on the Letterkenny to Fintown Road this evening.The one vehicle collision occurred shortly before 6pm in Roshedoge.Gardai have confirmed that one person sustained minor injuries and the scene has now been cleared. Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday February 14thNext articleMartin McHugh going with Gaoth Dobhair win News Highland Emergency services at scene of crash on outskirts of L’Kenny Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Jon Stewart’s old penthouse trades for 26% less

first_imgJon Stewart and 161 Hudson Street PH 9A/8B (Getty, Compass, Google Maps)An uptick in demand isn’t enough to upset Manhattan’s take-no-prisoners buyers’ market.Two condos that sold for more than $10 million last week reveal the depth of discounts that are still available, even as buyer activity in the borough’s luxury market has surged.Exhibit A is a sprawling Tribeca penthouse that once belonged to Jon Stewart. The comedian sold the 6,280-square-foot duplex in 2014 for $17.5 million to financier Parag Pande, chief investment officer at family office Dristi Capital, and filmmaker Ritu Singh Pande. The couple resold the condo for just over $13 million, nearly 26% less than they paid.ADVERTISEMENTThen there was the sale of unit 18C at 10 Madison Square West, a luxury Flatiron condo developed by Steve Witkoff and Howard Lorber’s Vector Group.Philanthropist Nancy Zink O’Connor, who was previously married to DoubleClick founder Kevin O’Connor, scooped up the 2,527-square-foot aerie at a nearly 20 percent discount. The home, which has a 2,167-square-foot wraparound terrace, last sold for $13.6 million in 2017. Zink O’Connor purchased it from a New York-registered limited liability company for $10.9 million.Read moreManhattan luxury contracts continue winning streakA FOMO market: Manhattan new development sees record activity15 Central Park West penthouse sells for $46.7M Those heavy discounts may seem surprising since both homes have features sought after by pandemic buyers: spacious units with in-unit laundry and ample private terraces.But both apartments sat on the market for years with much higher asking prices.The Tribeca penthouse was first listed in 2017 for $20 million and sat on the market for about two years before the sellers agreed to drop the price substantially at the start of 2020, to $13.99 million.According to Compass broker Leonard Steinberg, who handled the sale, the initial asking price was intentionally too high; his clients weren’t in a rush to sell until last year, and then the pandemic began.“I think we were beaten up a little by Covid,” said Steinberg. The fact that the unit was last renovated in 2014 and the building lacked sought-after amenities — its only one is a part-time doorman — were bigger hurdles to getting a deal done.“Pretty much everyone who came in said they would do a lot of renovation work,” he said.The condo at 161 Hudson Street has four bedrooms, a home office, media room and two kitchens. The unknown buyer purchased the unit through a trust. The sellers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.“The market for super-luxe apartments has shifted,” said Steinberg. “[Buyers] want the latest and the greatest and the best. It’s almost like real estate has become the Chanel miniskirt… Things come and go in style as if it’s fashion.”The seller’s agents for the Flatiron condo, Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon, first listed that unit in fall 2017 for just shy of $16 million. The listing reappeared in fall 2020 asking $12.99 million, before closing for roughly $2 million less this month.Unlike the Tribeca penthouse, 10 Madison Square West has a bevy of building amenities including a 60-foot lap pool, a fitness center, Pilates and yoga studios, a 24-hour doorman, porter and concierge services. Postilio and Conlon did not respond to requests for comment; neither did a representative for Zink O’Connor.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name* Email Address* condosNYC Luxury MarketResidential Real Estate Tagslast_img read more

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Two-timescale response of a large Antarctic ice shelf to climate change

first_imgA potentially irreversible threshold in Antarctic ice shelf melting would be crossed if the ocean cavity beneath the large Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf were to become flooded with warm water from the deep ocean. Previous studies have identified this possibility, but there is great uncertainty as to how easily it could occur. Here, we show, using a coupled ice sheet-ocean model forced by climate change scenarios, that any increase in ice shelf melting is likely to be preceded by an extended period of reduced melting. Climate change weakens the circulation beneath the ice shelf, leading to colder water and reduced melting. Warm water begins to intrude into the cavity when global mean surface temperatures rise by approximately 7 °C above pre-industrial, which is unlikely to occur this century. However, this result should not be considered evidence that the region is unconditionally stable. Unless global temperatures plateau, increased melting will eventually prevail.last_img read more

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