Rugby World makes history with Women’s World Cup cover

first_img TAGS: Highlight Front foot: Emily Scarratt is one of four women’s players to feature on the cover. Photo: Getty Images Champions: England celebrate winning the Women’s Cricket World Cup. Photo: Getty ImagesThe August tournament being held in Dublin and Belfast already looks on course to have record attendances and the standards should be higher than ever. Yes, there will be a few one-sided matches but the recent International Women’s Series in New Zealand demonstrated how competitive the top nations are and while England go in as favourites they are by no means guaranteed to retain the trophy they lifted in 2014.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREAnother boon for the sport is that the Women’s World Cup is being broadcast on terrestrial television, ITV showing games in the UK and RTE airing them in Ireland. This is a chance to introduce women’s rugby to a new audience, to widen its appeal and show the quality of athlete now performing at the elite level. Again, it would be great to see more than just England v Italy (Sunday 13 August) being aired on the main ITV channel rather than ITV4, but games will still be shown on free-to-air channels so the armchair sports fan can access them easily – that’s the main thing.Hopefully our decision to put female players on the cover for the first time will also attract a larger following to women’s rugby and highlight a few of the interesting characters in the game.Lead role: Niamh Briggs will captain Ireland into the Women’s World Cup. Photo: InphoThat’s the thing about women’s sport – the stories are often far more unusual and compelling than the men’s genre because their journeys to the top are so different. The professionalism in many men’s sports, team sports particularly, means that talented players can be signed up to academies at a young age. Women’s rugby is nowhere near that level yet, but that is what produces such engaging characters.Here are a couple of examples. Carolyn McEwen was a figure skater before switching to rugby in her early twenties and now she’s packing down at prop for Canada. Becky Wood, a firefighter, only started playing XVs three years ago but is now in the Black Ferns squad for the global showpiece. At Rugby World we often find ourselves reporting on historic moments and memorable breakthroughs in the oval-ball game. This month, though, we’re the ones making history! For the first time since Rugby World was launched in 1960, the magazine’s cover is dominated by women’s rugby.Back in 2002, then England Women’s captain Paula George shared the cover with Lawrence Dallaglio ahead of the 2002 Women’s World Cup. Fifteen years on, however, we’ve picked four stars of the women’s game to sit front and centre on the cover of our new issue as we preview the Women’s World Cup in Ireland.The quartet who adorn this landmark front page for the September issue, which goes on sale on Tuesday 1 August, are England’s Emily Scarratt, Ireland’s Niamh Briggs, New Zealand’s Portia Woodman and Canada’s Magali Harvey.Personally, I’m hugely proud to have been involved in putting this magazine together and especially to see the women’s game take its rightful place on the cover. Some may argue that this cover is long overdue but it’s still a significant milestone that should be celebrated.I’ve worked at Rugby World for more than a dozen years and it’s always enjoyable and rewarding putting together an issue of the magazine. This one, though, feels that little bit more special, symbolic even.One of my first commissions in journalism was to do the match reports for Saracens Women in the late Nineties. I remember going to watch their games with, say, 50 people on the sidelines (a young Maggie Alphonsi often one of them!). The growth of the game has been incredible to see and while there is still a long way to go – there’s a lot of work to do at grass-roots and club level while the focus many countries are putting on sevens can be detrimental to the XVs game – the sport is certainly moving in the right direction.The decision to make the Women’s World Cup the main sell on our September issue was made before the recent success of cricket’s equivalent but the sellout crowd for the England v India final at Lord’s proves that there is a huge appetite for women’s sport. As players have said to me, it’s no longer just their friends and family turning up to watch big games, it’s general rugby fans. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A proud moment as female players dominate new Rugby World cover Both these stories – and more – feature in the new issue of Rugby World as we celebrate the best of women’s rugby and put the sport centre stage.I hope you enjoy this magazine as much as we did putting it together.last_img read more

Argentina beat England in Salta to level the series 1-1

first_imgSunday Jun 14, 2009 Argentina beat England in Salta to level the series 1-1 Argentina won the second match of the two Test series against England 24-22 at Padre Martearena Stadium, redeeming themselves after last weekend’s loss at Old Trafford. It was a strengthened Pumas side in front of a packed home ground, which proved an entirely different prospect to that which faced England a week ago. Veterans Mario Ledesma, Marcos Ayerza, and Rimas Alvarez Kairelis boosted the pack, as the home side put huge pressure on the visitors, resulting in an early try after just two minutes. Juan Manuel Leguizamon stormed through a huge gap after a turnover at the lineout. Horacio Agulla then broke through the line before combining beautifully with the flying wing Gonzalo Camacho, who flew in at the corner for a great try. Four successive penalties by Andy Goode had England trailing 21-15 before Argentina extended their lead with a trademark drop from flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez. England scored with four minutes to go through a well worked try that had big wing Matt Banahan scoring his second try in two weeks, but it wasnt enough as the Pumas easily ran down the clock. “Argentina improved dramatically,” Ledesma said. “We conceded a few penalties in the third quarter, but we regrouped at the end. We were not as tired as they thought we were.” Try scorer on the day Banahan was optimistic despite the loss.”It was a very hostile environment but if you can play well in the worst places, hopefully when you visit the nicer places your standards will only rise,” he said. “To come to Argentina will probably make or break an England player as we only had about 10 fans there and it was really noisy. I was pleased with the way it went.” Time: 04:17 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 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

‘No es demasiado tarde’ para resolver la crisis climática

first_imgLa crisis climática se cierne como la Parca para todos nosotros, especialmente los jóvenes. Hemos nacido en esta crisis. Muchos de nosotros estamos creciendo en miedo y ansiedad por lo que nos sucederá en unos pocos años.Este miedo es tan fuerte y abrumador que la gente incluso comenzó a llamarlo “desesperación climática”.En respuesta, muchos toman decisiones individuales, como hacerse vegano o compartir el viaje para reducir las emisiones. Si bien tales esfuerzos e intenciones son encomiables, debemos reconocer que estos actos individuales no son ni pueden ser suficientes.Y, en última instancia, se culpa a la gente pobre y de la clase trabajadora de la crisis, que es un acto inflamatorio por parte de la clase capitalista, quien es la responsable de esto. Solo 100 corporaciones petroleras fueron responsables del 70 por ciento de las emisiones mundiales de dióxido de carbono. La magnitud de esta destrucción es garantizar que la riqueza pase a cada vez menos manos.Debemos reconocer que el capitalismo es responsable de esta crisis. Un sistema económico que prioriza las ganancias sobre todo significa que los capitalistas ven los recursos naturales, los ecosistemas y los animales de nuestra tierra como desechables.Eso también incluye a las personas, ya que el gobierno de Bolsonaro en Brasil deja que el Amazonas se queme y deja morir a los indígenas. Tal como está actualmente, los pobres negros, indígenas, latinos y personas de color verán las peores consecuencias de esta crisis, como calor extremo, escasez de agua y pérdida de costas, mientras que los blancos ricos tendrán los medios para escapar de ella. Esto no es una conjetura: proviene de la boca de los científicos del clima y sus informes.Greta Thunberg, una joven de Suecia se ha convertido en una figura prominente últimamente, después de haber inspirado un movimiento de estudiantes que promueva huelgas todos los viernes en todo el mundo para enfrentar la crisis climática. Thunberg asistirá a las huelgas climáticas que comenzarán el 20 de septiembre en la ciudad de Nueva York, así como a la Cumbre Climática de la ONU de 2019. Ella ha pedido desobediencia civil y que los políticos “tomen la ciencia en serio”.Su movimiento constituye un punto de partida fantástico, ya que las huelgas son una de las herramientas más efectivas de las personas. Lo que haría su movimiento aún más fuerte sería abrazar el derrocamiento del capitalismo.NO ES DEMASIADO TARDE. Todavía podemos cambiar la dirección de esta crisis global. Los jóvenes necesitan movilizarse para enfrentar la crisis climática. Nosotros, la clase trabajadora, podemos derribar a la clase capitalista. Este mundo pronto será nuestro, y depende de nosotros llevarlo a un futuro donde el capitalismo ha sido abolido y lo peor de la crisis climática ha sido mitigada.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Editor-in-chief of a weekly arrested

first_img News News to go further Organisation JordanMiddle East – North Africa In a letter sent to the new Minister of the Interior, Koftan Majali, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) protests the arrest of Fahd Rimaoui, editor-in-chief of Al-Majd, a left-leaning nationalist weekly. “This arrest is yet another example of the withdrawal of democratic freedoms in Jordan,” says Robert Ménard, RSF’s secretary-general. “We hope that the new government will commit itself to freedom of the press.” RSF_en News According to information collected by RSF, the editor-in-chief of the left-leaning nationalist weekly, Al-Majd, was arrested on January 13th for having “written and published spurious information likely to demean the prestige and reputation of the state as well as the dignity of its people”. The paper’s management noted that this arrest occurred after Al-Majd had published an article on 7 January in which he criticized the performance of the government of Prime Minister Ali Abu Ragheb. The paper’s management also stressed that the paper had published an article in which Fahd Rimaoui announced that a new government would soon be formed. The public prosecutor ordered Fahd Rimaoui to be arrested for two weeks. He is being held in Juweideh jail. Follow the news on Jordan Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests January 15, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor-in-chief of a weekly arrested Help by sharing this information August 12, 2020 Find out more JordanMiddle East – North Africa News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out more Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown Receive email alerts April 14, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Cash and cigarettes seized by Revenue in Limerick

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin REVENUE officers with assistance from An Garda Síochana seized €6,750 in cash and 10,000 cigarettes with a retail value of over €5,250 as part of an intelligence-led operation in Limerick this Tuesday.The cigarettes represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €4,100.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A vehicle was also seized in the operation.The ‘M&J’ cigarettes and cash were discovered when a car was stopped and searched by officers in Limerick city. The cash was detained in accordance with the proceeds of crime legislation and a three-month detention order was granted this Wednesday at Limerick District Court to facilitate further investigations.An Irish national in his sixties was questioned and a file is being prepared for the DPP.This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Email Previous articleShannon positive despite possible routes lossNext articlePaddy Power reveals secrets to success Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsCash and cigarettes seized by Revenue in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 28, 2015 694 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSDPPillegal cigaretteslimerickLimerick District CourtRevenue Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApplast_img read more

Senator Seeks Shakeup at CFPB

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Senator Seeks Shakeup at CFPB  Print This Post Senator Seeks Shakeup at CFPB Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB deb fischer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CFPB deb fischer 2017-02-02 Phil Banker Previous: Distressed Sales Reach Near Decade Low Next: Setting it Right: Goldman Sachs Works Toward Agreement in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Phil Banker began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of North Texas. He has covered a number of communities across Texas and southern Oklahoma, writing news and sports for publications including the Ardmoreite, Ennis Daily News and the Plano Star-Courier. He is currently a contributor to DS News and The MReport. Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 2, 2017 1,081 Views About Author: Phil Banker The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Third time may indeed be the charm for Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska).As Democratic lawmakers and attorneys general from several states join together to defend the embattled Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and its director Richard Cordray, Fischer on Tuesday re-filed legislation to replace the Bureau’s single director structure with a five-member bipartisan board of directors.According to a statement released on Fischer’s website, the Consumer Finance Protection Board Act would create a board on which would sit five members appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate with the president appointing the chair.Board members would each serve staggered five-year terms, and no more than three members would be from the same political party.“For years, the bad decisions made by a single director at the CFPB have kept families locked out of economic opportunity,” Fischer said on her website. “My bill would prevent this misconduct by divesting the authority from one director to a five-member bipartisan board. This much-needed structural adjustment would bring accountability to the bureau and give more Americans a chance to build their own businesses and provide for their families.”Cosponsors of the bill include Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyoming.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin).Fischer mentions the October 2016 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling that said the structure of the CFPB unconstitutional, saying the board goes against the principles of separation of powers.“Make no mistake: This consolidation of power is the crux of the matter,” Fischer said. “The court made this point clear, stating that the current director, Richard Cordray, ‘enjoys more unilateral authority than any other officer in any of the three branches of the U.S. Government, other than the president.’”Fischer introduced similar versions of the bill in previous legislative sessions, once in 2016 and again in 2014. Both would have likely faced immediate veto by then-President Barack Obama, but could very well find success with President Donald Trump.Trump has already indicated a willingness to weaken Dodd-Frank, the Act which authorized the creation of the CFPB. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Black sierra stolen from Station House Hotel carpark in early hours of this morning

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – June 17, 2012 WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Google+ Black sierra stolen from Station House Hotel carpark in early hours of this morning Previous articleGAA – Donegal 2-13 Derry 0-9Next articleMicheala McAreavey murder trial could last another several weeks News Highland WhatsApp Gardai are appealing for information after a car was stolen from the Station House Hotel car park in the early hours of this morning.Mickey McGookin from Ballymeana was down for the Donegal rally and was staying in the hotel.He believes is car was stolen at around 1230 last night.The car is a Black Ford Sierra Cosworth lookalike.Mr McGookin has seen the CCTV footage from the Station House, and he’s appealed to anyone with information to go to the Gardai……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/mick6.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterestlast_img read more

Durkan not surprised at Hain’s call for no proscution of Bloody Sunday soldiers

first_imgNews Previous articlePlanning and commencements fell in Donegal in 2013Next articleLetterkenny Hospital manager claims services for children with diabetes will improve News Highland Pinterest Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Durkan not surprised at Hain’s call for no proscution of Bloody Sunday soldiers Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Foyle MP Mark Durkan says it’s no surprise that former Northern Secretary Peter Hain believes that British troops who took part in the 1972 Bloody Sunday shootings shouldn’t face prosecution.Peter Hain’s been speaking after the trial of John Downey in the Hyde Park bombing case collapsed – because he’d received a letter telling him he wouldn’t be tried.Almost 200 other IRA suspects have had similar letters.Mark Durkan says Mr Hain advocated a general amnesty in a bill which he proposed in 2005, supported by Sinn Fein, and this latest comment reflects what he argued at the time.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Mr Durkan also claimed that First Minister Peter Robinson’s threatened to resign over the John Downey letter last week is in contrast to the DUP’s position on the 2005 bill……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/durknhain.mp3[/podcast] Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 3, 2014 Facebook Google+last_img read more

‘Shocked & Surprised’ : Supreme Court Pulls Up Bihar Legal Department For ‘Misadventure’ Of Filing Suit Against Arbitration Award

first_imgTop Stories’Shocked & Surprised’ : Supreme Court Pulls Up Bihar Legal Department For ‘Misadventure’ Of Filing Suit Against Arbitration Award LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Feb 2021 12:06 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court recently came down heavily on the legal department of the State of Bihar for instituting a wholly non-maintainable legal proceedings.”We are not dealing with a person having lack of knowledge of law but the State of Bihar having large legal department working for it”, a bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul remarked while dismissing a special leave petition filed by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court recently came down heavily on the legal department of the State of Bihar for instituting a wholly non-maintainable legal proceedings.”We are not dealing with a person having lack of knowledge of law but the State of Bihar having large legal department working for it”, a bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul remarked while dismissing a special leave petition filed by the Bihar Government.The issue related to a dispute between the Bihar government and a road contractor, in which the arbitrator passed an award of nearly Rs 2.05 crores against the government.Instead of challenging the arbitration award by filing an appeal under Section 34 of the Arbitration Act, the Government filed a title suit. The Supreme Court was taken aback to note this development and termed it “sheer absurdity!’.”The petitioner for the reasons best known to it persuaded a misconceived adventure of filing a title suit! We are not dealing with a person having lack of knowledge of law but the State of Bihar having large legal department working for it. To say the least, it is the sheer absurdity!”The title suit continued from 2005 to 2012. After 7 years, the Government realized its mistake and attempted to convert into an appeal under Section 34 of the Arbitration Act by taking recourse to Section 151 of the CPC. This attempt was “naturally unsuccessful”, the Supreme Court records in its order, as the suit was dismissed as non-maintainable.After that, the Government filed first appeal in the High Court, and tried to change the nomenclature of the appeal as an appeal under Section 37 of the Arbitration Act.The ‘second misadventure'(as termed by the Supreme Court) also met with no success, as the High Court dismissed the appeal. Challenging this, the Bihar Government filed SLP in the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court heavily criticized the legal department for instituting the suit proceedings despite the same were clearly barred as per the Arbitration and Conciliation Act.”We are shocked and surprised to note that the legal department of the State of Bihar misadventured into a completely non-maintainable remedy when the Arbitration Act is a Code by itself and on top of that took 7 years to realize this mistake”, the bench, also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheswari and Hrishikesh Roy observed.If losses are suffered on account of the non-maintainable proceedings, it is for the State to recover them from the “officers concerned who were so legally ignorant”, the Court said.”If the petitioner has suffered losses on account of this misadventure, it is for it to recover the same from the officers concerned who were so legally ignorant, despite being part of the legal department”The Court said that it was showing consideration to the fact that a young lawyer was appearing for the Bihar Government while limiting the costs as Rs 25,000. The Court also directed the executing court to proceed with the execution expeditiously, considering the delay.While issuing notice on the SLP in 2019, the Court had directed Bihar Government to deposit Rupees one crores in the execution court to the credit of the contractor. Click here to read/download the judgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Police deal with fifth night of disorder in Bogside

first_img Pinterest Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook By News Highland – July 12, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Police in Derry have dealt with a fifth night of disorder in the Bogside.Police have now left the scene of a security alert in the area of the city’s Walls where two suspect devices were discovered at approximately 3:40am this morning.The devices have been examined by ATO and declared to be crude but viable. They have been made safe and taken away for further examination. No residents were evacuated and no roads were closed.Overnight, 16 petrol bombs were thrown at police in the vicinity of the city’s Walls, while debris was set alight in the Lecky flyover area.Speaking about the continuing disorder, Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “While the number of people involved in last night’s disorder in the Bogside appears to have been less than in previous nights, it is still unacceptable and I am very disappointed people made a deliberate decision to go out onto the streets and cause trouble, despite the clear message from the community earlier. I am, however, thankful this morning that none of our officers, or members of the public have been injured.“I want to stress the disorder we have seen on the streets over the past five nights has been caused by a minority of people who have absolutely no regard for the community being impacted, and the people who live there.“I am urging those who have been engaged in the recent violence, and anyone tempted to become involved in this type of behaviour, to stop and consider the consequences of their actions, and desist immediately.“I want to finish by asking those in the community to continue to use their influence to help us maintain control of the situation so we don’t have another night of disorder.“Our priority is keeping people safe, and I want to reassure the people of this city this morning that our response, should there be any further disorder, will continue to be proportionate and we will deploy the necessary resources to detect and deter those responsible.” Twitter Google+center_img Previous articleTwin Town businesses urged to attend meeting over traffic chaosNext articleMinister confident of resolution to three school campus saga News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford Police deal with fifth night of disorder in Bogside Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more