Six Nations: Ireland 26-3 Wales

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED Perfect timing: Rob Kearney and Leigh Halfpenny catch a high ball at the same timeBy Sarah Mockford at Aviva StadiumThe match in 30 secondsIreland outplayed Wales in every facet and head to Twickenham in a fortnight with a chance of winning the Triple Crown. The defending champions looked lacklustre and had no answer to Ireland’s driving lineout, which delivered tries for Chris Henry and Paddy Jackson, while their high penalty count allowed Johnny Sexton to steadily build a comfortable lead.Ireland – Tries: Henry, Jackson. Cons: Sexton, Jackson. Pens: Sexton 4.Wales – Pen: Halfpenny.He can kick it: Johnny SextonPost-match bulletin–       This is Warren Gatland’s heaviest Six Nations defeat as Wales coach and he described it as “one of the most disappointing performances since I’ve been Wales coach”.–       Wales paid the price for ill-discipline, conceding 15 penalties.–       Possession (49-51) and territory (50-50) was an even split – but Ireland were able to do a lot more with it.–       Dan Lydiate and Jamie Heaslip topped the tackle charts with 12 while Rob Kearney made the most metres with 79 and Toby Faletau the most carries with 15.–       Ireland kicked the ball from hand 46 times compared to Wales 27 and made four line breaks to Wales’ one.– Joe Schmidt admitted that Ireland’s limited game plan was due to the expected downpours that didn’t materialise until late on.–       Scott Williams is in a sling after hurting his shoulder in the tackle on Brian O’Driscoll while Dan Tuohy has fractured his forearm. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A fit-again Davies returns in place of the injured Williams, James’s superior scrummaging gets him the nod ahead of Gethin Jenkins while Warburton and Tipuric both play in a bid to improve Wales’ fortunes at the breakdown. Leap of faith: Paul O’ConnellWhat’s next?–       Ireland, particularly their pack, will take great confidence from this win and will need to produce an equally capable performance against England. Their driving lineout is fast becoming a huge threat to opposition teams and Joe Schmidt will want Peter O’Mahony’s breakdown work to be as effective at slowing down England’s game as Wales’.–       Given the forward dominance, Ireland should be looking to do more with the ball. There was a lot of kicking – and in fairness Sexton mixed up his kicks well – but keeping the ball in hand on occasion would bring more variety to their game and that is something Schmidt is sure to be looking for.–       Wales will surely be spending a lot of time working on the breakdown over the coming two weeks. They were not able to keep possession for long periods in Dublin and can’t risk giving a dangerous France back-line turnover ball. They also need quick ball themselves, or their own backs become redundant – as they were for large parts of the game here.–       They also need to address their driving lineout defence – they struggled to get a handle on Ireland’s dominance in that area and other teams will be looking to target them too – and their discipline.RW’s proposed Ireland XV v England:Rob Kearney; Andrew Trimble, Brian O’Driscoll, Gordon D’Arcy, Dave Kearney; Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Devin Toner, Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony, Chris Henry, Jamie Heaslip.After such an impressive performance, an unchanged – and experienced – team should do well at Twickenham. Martin Moore is pushing Mike Ross hard for the tighthead spot and if Tommy Bowe fires on his return from injury he could come in for Trimble.RW’s proposed Wales XV v France:Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones, Andrew Coombs, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric, Toby Faletau.last_img read more

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Pumas vintage has matured since England tour of 2013

first_imgEngland’s Test Series win in Argentina in 2013 was feted but two years later, it’s the Pumas who are being applauded around the rugby world By Adam HathawayBack in the summer of 2013 those of us not involved in the hoopla surrounding the British & Lions tour to Australia ventured to Argentina to see England take on the Pumas in their own back yard. England, who did have a few Lions Down Under and rested a few biggish names from the trip to South America, won the series comfortably 2-0, with a 32-3 win in Salta and a 51-26 win in Buenos Aires, and all was good in the world of the England Rugby.We got the normal platitudes about Argentina, you know the ones, it is always a tough place to come and play and that England vintage were the first from Twickenham to win a series out there 2-0 – even the sides captained by Bill Beaumont and Will Carling couldn’t manage that, don’t you know.We all look a bit stupid now, when you look at the team sheets for those two games with the benefit of hindsight.Time warp: Marland Yarde finds a gap in the second Test in 2013Argentina’s biggest game since the semi-final in 2007 was the semi-final against Australia last weekend and guess how many of the starting line-up at Twickenham on Sunday started in either of those Test matches two years’ ago.One and, for the trivia buffs, he was the scrum-half Martin Landajo who was the first-choice number nine in the opening international on England’s most successful tour since they beat New Zealand and Australia on consecutive weekends in 2003.When we went to Argentina everyone knew the hosts would be fielding a weakened side – their French-based players were held back for the Rugby Championship – so I wonder why the RFU were doing handstands when their boys knocked out the series win. Happier times: England came away with a 2-0 Test series winAs we now know, the Pumas got further in the current World Cup than all of the home-based nations and went significantly deeper than England, whose players were back at their clubs before the fanzone in Trafalgar Square had opened its doors.We don’t know what is going on with England but in terms of 2019, whatever happens to the Pumas in the third place play-off on Friday, the rest of the world had better watch out.Traditional forward strength and a new-found willingness to run the ball all add up to a dangerous combination. Graft on some rugby nous and a will to stop trying to play in the shadow of their own posts and the Argentinians could be onto something really big in four years’ time. Chuck in another few seasons in the Rugby Championship – it has already been noted they were lucky to avoid being dragged into the Six Nations – and the Pumas could prove to be a genuine force for years to come.Thrill seekers: Santiago Cordero is one of a clutch of exciting new Puma playersAnother factor is that most of their big names have already signed on the dotted line to play in the Super Rugby franchise, based in Buenos Aires, which will play in the competition next year. That gives the Pumas some structure, much like New Zealand.If Steve Hansen wants to give Richie McCaw a few weeks off he can tell the Crusaders to give him a few weeks off. If Hansen wants to have a look at a Kiwi playing in a different position, he can tell his club bosses to play him in a different position.That boat sailed far into the distance for England when they gave all the power to the clubs and did not get involved in centrally contracting players with the best interests of the national side at heart. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Reaching for the skies: Argentina are on an upward trajectory in world rugby Rising force: Argentina celebrate their victory over South Africa in The Rugby ChampionshipIt has not sailed for Argentina. They are in the pesos seats now and it does not take Nostradamus to work out they will be serious contenders in the next World Cup.Whose boots would you rather be in? An England coach, whoever that might be, who wants a rugby league convert to play in a different numbered shirt to the one his club wants him to wear, or an Argentinian boss who, frankly, can do what he wants.These Pumas have been big in England over the last seven weeks – they will be even bigger in Japan.A cuddly toy for those who managed to name the seven England players who started in Buenos Aires in 2013, and against Australia at Twickenham on 3 October this year. For the record…… they are Mike Brown, Jonny May, Jonathan Joseph, Joe Marler, Joe Launchbury, Tom Wood and Ben Morgan.last_img read more

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Sharon Stone raises $1 million in five minutes

first_img Tagged with: Major gift Recruitment / people Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 1 February 2005 | News Actress Sharon Stone raised $1 million in five minutes from her fellow audience members at the Davos World Economic Forum last Friday. Moved by an appeal from Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa for bed nets to fight malaria, she stood up and announced her pledge of $10,000, calling on others to match it.After this lead gift, business people and politicians in the audience made their pledges too, and within minutes Ms Stone had raised $1 million. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sharon Stone raises $1 million in five minuteslast_img read more

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Guest Commentary: Swine Fever & USMCA

first_img Former Secretary of Agriculture John BlockWhat should we focus on today?  Let’s start with African Swine Fever. ASF is the deadliest disease threatening the pork industry.  It is estimated that China has lost as much as 30% of their swine.  We don’t have any vaccine to protect our pigs.  Fortunately, the virus does not infect humans.  With the liquidation of so many animals in China, pork prices have skyrocketed.  Our pork exports to China are off the chart.  ASF is spreading to other countries including eastern Europe.  We need to do everything we can to keep it out of the U.S.  If we get African Swine Fever, other countries will shut down all our pork exports.Now that we are talking about trade let me suggest that of all the legislation that needs to be passed, perhaps the most important is USMCA.USMCA is the new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada – an improved and updated NAFTA.  It should be easy to get it passed but it won’t be.  Some Democrats want changes in the deal.  It’s also a fact that they don’t want Trump to win anything.  President Trump isn’t helping the effort since he wants to keep steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico and Canada.  Senator Grassley said, “we’ve got to get rid of the tariffs or nothing is going to happen.”  He is right.Last subject – GMO’s and Gene Editing.  Science is making it possible to do things that former generations never imagined.  Most of the corn, soybeans and some other crops that we grow are not what they used to be.  With genetic engineering, they resist root worms and other critters that can damage the plants.  The plants are not affected by our weed killers either.  We get a big bump in yield with less labor and energy.We have a gene editing technique called CRISPR which has given us cows born without horns.  GMO technology makes it possible to move a gene from one organism to another.  When scientists do gene editing they can just alter one particular gene in an animal.  They are not bringing in outside genes.  All this science has opened the door to the most shocking announcement. But not surprising, a Chinese scientist moved ahead with gene-editing of humans.  What’s next – designer babies?If you would like to review my radio shows going back more than 20 years, just go on-line to www.johnblockreports.com.This commentary from former Secretary of Agriculture John Block is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association. SHARE Guest Commentary: Swine Fever & USMCA Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 7, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Guest Commentary: Swine Fever & USMCA SHARE Previous articleTrump Says Trade Talks with China “Rounding the Turn”Next articleThe Indiana Ag Forecast for April 8, 2019 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Rosenberg & Associates LLC Hires Two New Attorneys

first_img February 24, 2018 3,067 Views Previous: Rushmore Signs Renewal for Black Knight’s LoanSphere Servicing System Next: The Week Ahead: Pending Home Sales Forecast Future Trends Home / Featured / Rosenberg & Associates LLC Hires Two New Attorneys The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Company News Rosenberg & Associates The Bethesda, Maryland-based law firm of Rosenberg & Associates, LLC has announced that attorneys Megan Hirt and Nathan B. Greyard recently joined the law firm as associate attorneys in the firm’s Vienna, Virginia office.Megan Hirt holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Anthropology and in History from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore Law School. She practices real estate law with a focus on foreclosure and creditors’ rights. Megan is admitted to practice in the jurisdictions of Maryland, Virginia andthe District of Columbia. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar, Virginia State Bar and District of Columbia Bar.Nathan B. Greyard holds a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law (cum laude). While in law school, Nathan was the Articles Editor for the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business. Nathan practices real estate law, focusing on foreclosure, bankruptcy, litigation, and evictions. Nathan is a member of the Virginia State Bar, and is admitted to all the state courts of Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. Nathan is a member of the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association.Rosenberg & Associates, LLC is a Certified Women-Owned Business that provides foreclosure, title curative, bankruptcy, eviction, litigation and REO services in Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia. Company News Rosenberg & Associates 2018-02-24 David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: David Wharton Subscribe Rosenberg & Associates LLC Hires Two New Attorneys Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save in Featured, Headlines, Journal, News Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Little change expected to restrictions for April

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Little change expected to restrictions for April Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest The Government could allow outdoor dining and non essential retail to return as soon as mid May.Details of a re-opening strategy are set to be announced on Tuesday, following a NPHET meeting tomorrow.Minimal changes to Level 5 are expected in April, such as resuming home-building, restarting outdoor sports for children and widening the 5km limit.Adrian Cummins from the Restaurants Association of Ireland says a plan to return to indoor dining later this year is needed:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cummins1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleSinn Fein trail Fine Gael by just 1% in latest opinion pollNext articleManager not to blame – Coleman News Highland Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook By News Highland – March 28, 2021 last_img read more

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Questions over fate of Donegal’s seasonal workers during crisis

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – April 17, 2020 Facebook Twitter Concern has been raised over the fate of seasonal workers during the current pandemic.The workers, many of which are in Donegal, face an uncertain future as they weren’t working at the time Covid-19 payment or wage subsidy scheme was announced.Speaking in the Dail last evening, Donegal TD Thomas Pringle requested urgent clarity from the Finance Minister on the issue:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/prindfgdfgdfgleseas-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says the there is a well established principle in place to look after the workers in question:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pasdfghdfgdfcalshort.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFresh appeal for information on killing of Lyra McKeeNext articleDonegal has one of highest burglary rates in Ireland News Highland Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest Questions over fate of Donegal’s seasonal workers during crisis Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitterlast_img read more

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Research takes the pressure off course completion rates

first_imgThe view that poor completion rates mean an e-learning programme has notbeen successful have been blown out of the water by the findings of newresearch from Skillsoft. It shows that 93 per cent of online learners learnwhat they set out to gain from a piece of e-learning, regardless of whetherthey complete a course or not. Poor completion rates have been one of the downsides of e-learning, butSkillsoft managing director Kevin Young says the research backs up what hiscompany has always believed: that it is the immediacy of the medium that is ofmost benefit. “It’s a case of users taking the part of the learning they need at thattime, rather than sitting through an entire course,” he said. “The survey proves that e-learning provides performance support. It ismore a case of people thinking ‘what do I need to do my job more effectively,and can e-learning – whether it’s a 10-minute or a 20-minute or whatever lengthcourse – help me fix it?’,” he added. The study of 15 major global organisations including AT&T, FedEx,Siemens and Royal Mail, also found most respondents learn in small chunks.Fifty-eight per cent accessed learning for less than an hour, with a third ofthese accessing for less than 30 minutes. Only 23 per cent manage to complete a course in one stint, with theremaining 77 per cent giving a variety of reasons for not completing a coursein one go, including lack of time/workload (51 per cent); work interruptions(16 per cent); and preferring to break the learning up (32 per cent). A management summary of the report is available from Skillsoft by e-mailing [email protected] Previous Article Next Article Research takes the pressure off course completion ratesOn 1 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Is realistic Antarctic sea ice extent in climate models the result of excessive ice drift?

first_imgFor the first time, we compute the sea-ice concentration budget of a fully coupled climate model, the Australian ACCESS model, in order to assess its realism in simulating the autumn–winter evolution of Antarctic sea-ice. The sea-ice concentration budget consists of the local change, advection and divergence, and the residual component which represents the net effect of thermodynamics and ridging. Although the model simulates the evolution of sea-ice area reasonably well, its sea-ice concentration budget significantly deviates from the observed one. The modelled sea-ice budget components deviate from observed close to the Antarctic coast, where the modelled ice motion is more convergent, and near the ice edge, where the modelled ice is advected faster than observed due to inconsistencies between ice velocities. In the central ice pack the agreement between the model and observations is better. Based on this, we propose that efforts to simulate the observed Antarctic sea-ice trends should focus on improving the realism of modelled ice drift.last_img read more

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Pediatric Radiologist

first_imgSchool/UnitSchool of Medicine RankOpen Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Required Qualifications Posted Salary Application Deadline Date We are seeking to fill a full-time pediatric radiology positionthat will train residents within the large, highly productiveacademic radiology department. This position will also providespecialized diagnostic radiology – pediatric imaging interpretationincluding, but not limited to, CT, US, GI/GU, fluoroscopy, MR andinterventional procedures, with the use of state-of-the-artequipment. DepartmentRadiology Grant funded position?No Type of SearchNational Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Working TitlePediatric Radiologist Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/95941 Position NumberF54490 The mission of the Department of Radiology is to create aworld-class department by providing optimal care in a patientcentered environment, providing sub-specialty expertise, providingtop quality imaging and therapeutic procedures, and to advancemedical education and research, with a vision to create adepartment that is recognized as top tier nationally andinternationally. Preferred Qualificationscenter_img Mission or Goal of Unit • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU .• Demonstrated experience in research collaborativeprojects/initiatives/grants with the goal of building collaborationwith VCUHS researchers and potentially those at othercenters.• Have an ABR certification or documentation of passing the CoreComponent of the ABR Board examination and be fellowship trained inpediatric radiology.• Eligible for Virginia medical license. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Application Process/Additional Information Date Posted12/10/2019 Open Until FilledYes 1. TeachingProvide training to medical students, residents and fellows whorotate through the Department of Radiology.2. ResearchContinue to promote professional relationships with all pediatricsubspecialties to foster interdisciplinary research.3. ServiceTime and effort is expected to be devoted to academicservice-related activities. This shall include college, school, anddepartmental committee work, professional growth, and other suchassignments.4. ClinicalProvide high quality sub-specialized imaging interpretations forassigned modalities in support of the referring physicians andpatients of the VCUHS . Responsibilities include all facets ofpediatric radiology (i.e., conventional radiographs, CT, MR, US,fluoroscopy and CT and US interventions). Special interest orskills in acute care imaging and oncology. Proposed Hire Date07/01/2020 Position Responsibilities Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Current fellows are encouraged to apply.Interested applicants should apply online athttps://www.vcujobs.com. • Possess an interest in and commitment to teaching residents andmedical students.• Demonstrated experience in multidisciplinary research. Diversity Statement Information Number of Months12 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3last_img read more

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