first_imgTuesday Jun 15, 2010 Junior World Champs – Argentina vs Ireland & England vs France The IRB Junior World Championship, for Under 20 teams representing the top rugby nations, is currently taking place in Argentina. After many requests, today RD has highlights of some of the best games from the last day of pool action.Well start with the great match between hosts Argentina and Ireland, where the young Los Pumitas beat the Under 20 Six Nations champions 24-21 in Rosario. They had hoped to reach the Semi Finals on home soil but losses to both England and France meant that was unfortunately not possible.By beating Ireland though, they have ensured their place in next years Junior World Championship in Italy. They are also guaranteed a finish of between fifth and eighth on the standings, while Ireland will need to win one of their remaining matches to avoid relegation to the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy for 2011.In the other featured game, England overcame traditional rivals France 17-9 to go top of Pool C in their match. Freddie Burns proved a valuable asset once again as he kicked his kicks to add to the only try, scored by Jamie Gibson.The playing conditions werent ideal so this was perhaps the least enjoyable match to watch of the round, but a hard fought win means that England will face Australia in the semi finals.“Tough game, very tough. The first 50, 60 minutes was a real battle by two teams that looked quite nervous. At times we combated the French drive and their pick and go round the fringes well and I think to restrict a good French side to two penalties was a good return,” said England coach Mark Mapletoft.England will play Australia in the first semi final in Rosario on Thursday. Below are highlights of both games discussed. Highlights of two of the other best games will be posted shortly. 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. 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The day giving changed AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Today, 6th April, charitable giving in the UK underwent a major change. Any donation of £1 or more to a registered charity can be tax-efficient and therefore worth more to the charity at no extra cost to the donor. Even better, donations from payroll are not only tax-efficient, they will also attract a 10% additional “donation” from the government.Find out more from CAF’s GivingToday site. Howard Lake | 5 April 2000 | News Advertisement  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

first_imgSeattleOn Nov. 27, “Black Friday,” workers rallied in front of Amazon world headquarters in Seattle to condemn Amazon’s exploitation of essential workers.  Chris Smalls and The Congress of Essential Workers (TCOEW) led the Seattle action. Smalls was fired March 30 by Amazon for leading a work stoppage in New York to protest Amazon’s failure to provide COVID protections.Fired Amazon worker Chris Smalls leads Seattle protest, Nov. 27.      Photo: South Seattle EmeraldThe Seattle rally and march were part of a global day of protest, with  demonstrations and work stoppages held at Amazon workplaces. These actions focused on Amazon’s neglect of essential workers laboring on 10- and 12-hour shifts, during the galloping COVID-19 pandemic. Over 20,000 Amazon frontline workers have tested positive for the coronavirus.Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, is now worth $204 billion, due to the sweat and blood of Amazon’s world workforce.Speakers at the rally declared their solidarity with the organizing drive of Alabama Amazon warehouse workers, who have now filed for a union election. One former Amazon worker called for a union of all Amazon workers.The demonstrators marched across Amazon’s “world campus” to the company’s giant spheres. The TCOEW and supporters will march on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ mansion in the ruling class town of Medina, Wash., on Nov. 30.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgStories from the polls: Election Day in The109! Previous articleThis week in Paschal sports: Winter weather shuffles calendarNext articleCourt date reset for man accused of stabbing TCU senior The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Linkedin printSanta Fe Public Schools Superintendent Joel D. Boyd has withdrawn as the sole finalist to fill the Fort Worth school district superintendent vacancy, according to district’s website.Boyd notified trustees of his decision at 7 p.m. Saturday in an email writing,“… the Santa Fe community has helped me to realize that the timing is not right and that we need to continue forward and not lose momentum for the sake of our children.”“While it was a difficult decision, I respectfully withdraw my candidacy for the position of Superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District.”Fort Worth ISD’s Board of Trustees voted 7-0 on Feb. 7 to name Boyd as the sole finalist for the position and was slated to make him a final job offer on March 7.Boyd’s withdrawal comes a day after Sante Fe Public School’s board met to discuss possible contract amendments as a means for his retainment.Though no action was taken to change Boyd’s contract or increase his salary, an incoming Santa Fe board member, Maureen Cashmon, said Boyd had “betrayed” the city by entertaining the Fort Worth ISD position and hoped the district hired him.At the last Fort Worth ISD board meeting on Feb. 23, parents and educator association leaders voiced their concerns about the possible new superintendent, pointing out his short tenure in Sante Fe and the difference of size between the two districts.Boyd has served as superintendent of Sante Fe Public Schools since 2012. The district is reported to have around 13,000 students – a low number compared to Fort Worth ISD’s 86,000.Interim Superintendent Pat Linares is expected to remain in her role, according to the press release. Linares has led the district since former superintendent Walter Dansby resigned in June. TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students + posts The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Linkedin ReddIt When you look up the term ‘point guard’ in the dictionary, the definition reads: A guard who runs his team’s offense, usually from the point. According to TCU’s point guards and basketball coaches, though, this job entitles much more than that. Brent Hackett, a sophomore point guard for the TCU men’s team, lists off a number of tasks he is responsible for while bringing the ball down the court.center_img The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook The 109 Twitter ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth braces for more severe weather Twitter The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/last_img read more

first_imgReddIt 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Linkedin Facebook Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Linkedin Facebook TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Twitter + posts 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallace TAGSBaseballblanket coveragecollege footballfootballjack wallaceNFLnoah parkerpodcastTCU FootballWorld Series 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Previous articleTimeka Gordon influences America’s future leadersNext articleOpen House Episode 8: Kendall McCarthy Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printJack and Noah take a look at the end of the 2020 World Series, the continuation of the MLS regular season, Week 8 of college football and Week 7 of the NFL. Follow us @BlanketCovPod on Twitter and @blanketcoveragepodcast on Instagram for more updates and news! Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddItlast_img read more

first_img Receive email alerts October 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Parliament to question former president about illegal phone-tapping, but threats and sabotage could be ignored April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out more ColombiaAmericas Help by sharing this information Organisation News News RSF_en center_img The investigation into illegal telephone-tapping by the Colombian intelligence agency known as the Administrative Department of Security (DAS) entered a new phase yesterday when the House of Representatives initiated a procedure that could result in former President Alvaro Uribe being questioned about his presumed involvement.Uribe originally denied any role in the misuse of the intelligence services to combat criticism of his so-called “democratic security” policies during his two terms. The phone-tapping and other dirty tricks by DAS were the subject of a Reporters Without Borders country-visit and report last May. According to documents we saw, a total of 16 journalists from 10 news media were among the targets.We take note of this initiative by the House of Representatives, of which the potential judicial consequences appear to be limited. We also take note of the latest advances in the investigation but we think they are insufficient. The “DASgate” scandal was not limited to illegal phone tapping. On the one hand, it consisted of infiltration of the state intelligence services by paramilitary groups. The spying on politicians, judges, trade unionists, human rights activists and journalists was accompanied by acts of intimidation, sabotage, censorship and misuse of the protection given to those who had been threatened.The targets included Radio Nizkor journalist Claudia Julieta Duque, who was constantly followed and was the victim of a strange car “accident” in 2008, and Hollman Morris, the producer of Contravía, one of the few current affairs programmes to tackle sensitive issues such as the civil war, indigenous land disputes and human rights, which was repeatedly suspended by state-owned Canal Uno. The targets also included Canal Uno journalists Ignacio Gómez and Daniel Coronell. A highly suspect break-in and computer robbery – the fifth in three years – recently occurred at Gómez’s home. While president, Uribe publicly criticised and smeared Coronell, exposing him to danger.All these and other journalists suffered the effects of the “black propaganda” orchestrated by the intelligence services with the presidential palace’s direct approval. Some of these journalists have had to go into exile to escape the threats. Morris is currently residing in the United States under an academic programme.These serious abuses were not among the grounds for the disciplinary measures taken on 1 October against nine senior officials including three former DAS chiefs – Jorge Noguera Cotes, Andrés Peñate Giraldo and María del Pilar Hurtado – and former presidential chief of staff Bernardo Moreno, who has been banned from holding public office for 18 years for illegal phone-tapping.The case brought by the attorney-general’s office did not mention the journalists and other known DAS victims and did not include the statements they have made. This omission was the subject of an appeal that Duque’s lawyer filed with the directorate for special investigations of the attorney-general’s office on 6 October. Reporters Without Borders, which has been given a copy, calls on attorney-general’s office to study it carefully and to order an additional investigation.The activities carried out by DAS officials, including those at the highest level, require criminal prosecutions as well as administrative sanctions. Reporters Without Borders undertakes to support any attempts by the journalists concerned to obtain reparation. We also hope former President Uribe’s testimony to parliament will at the very least help to establish the facts. The Colombian public has right to know the whole truth. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Newslast_img read more

first_img A man involved in a single vehicle collision in Donegal has been transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin for treatment with his condition described as critical.The N15 road between Ballybofey and Killygordon has now re-opened. It was closed early to facilitate a technical examination .Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the single vehicle collision which happened at Cavan Lower near Killygordon at approximately 10.30 last night.You can contact Ballybofey Garda Station on (074) 913 7740 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter By News Highland – December 10, 2015 Google+ Facebook Road re-opens after crash which has left a man in critical condition Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twittercenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleFamily of Denis Donaldson to take European Court actionNext articlePaul McGinley receives honorary degree from QUB News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Next UpLittle witches, ghosts, goblins, a few Cinderellas and a fortuneteller or two would roam the neighborhood in search of candy treats.Not once did we stop to hold a séance or stir lizard’s legs and owlet’s wings in a cauldron while chanting “Double, double, toil and trouble.”No. We were little Halloween people out having fun on a chilly, thrilling October night. Once there was a little boy who wouldn’t say his prayersAnd when he went to bed that night, a-way up the stairs,His mama heard him holler. His daddy heard him bawl.But when they turned to covers back, he was nowhere at all.They looked for him in the attic and no the roof no lessAnd up the chimney flue and everywhere I guess.But all they ever found was his pants around aboutCause the goblins’ll get you if you don’t watch out! Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The goblins’ll get you! Email the author And little Orphant Annie says when the blaze is blueAnd the lamp wick sputters and the wind goes woo-oo,And you hear the crickets quit and the moon is gray,And the lightnin’ bugs and dew is all squenched away—You better mind your parents and your teachers fond and dear,And cherish them that loves you and dry the orphant’s tear,And look out for the poor and needy cause they’re all aboutCause the goblins’ll get you if you don’t watch out! You Might Like Congressional delegation likely to stay Our congressional delegation will more than likely return intact in two weeks. All seven of our congresspeople must run every… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Book Nook to reopencenter_img Once there was a little girl who always laughed and grinnedAnd made fun of everyone and all her blood and kin,And once when there was company and old folks was there,She mocked them and shocked them and said she didn’t careAnd just as she kicked up her heels to turn and run and hideThere was two great big spooky things a-standin’ by her sideAnd they snatched her through the ceilin’ fore she knew she was aboutCause the goblins’ll get you if you don’t watch out! Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2012 If Halloween is satanic, then it surely got by me.Even now if I sit real still and let memory take me back to the Halloweens of my childhood, I can still feel the chill of a late October night and the thrill of, for just one night, being someone other than me.Witches were not my thing. And Mama wouldn’t let me cut a hole in her bed sheets, so I usually “went” as a hobo. I’d dress in Daddy’s workpants and stuff myself with pillows. I’d wear Daddy’s old worn-out shoes, a straw hat and clinch one of his pipes between my teeth so tightly that I could hardly say “trick or treat.” “Little Orphant Annie”by James Whitcomb Riley Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stayTo wash the cups and saucers and brush the crumbs away.To shoo the chickens off the porch and dust the hearth and sweep.And make the fire and bake the bread and earn her board and keep.And all us other children, when the supper things is doneWe sit around the fire and have the mostest funA-listenin’ to the witch tales that Annie tells aboutCause the goblins’ll get you if you don’t watch out! Sponsored Content Back at home, I’d sit on the floor in front of the fireplace and open my paper sack of treats in hopes of candy corn and marshmallow peanuts.Mama would sing me a song about a jack o’lantern that was once a yellow pumpkin growing on a sturdy vine. “But now you are a jack o’lantern, see your candle light shine.”Then she would read me about “Little Orphant Annie” and all would be well and good for this little hobo on Halloween night.These late October nights, I let my thoughts go back to those cherished times when the fire was low and Mama would sit down in her rocking chair and whisper in a low voice, “Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay ….” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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first_imgABCNews.com(DALLAS) — The shooting that killed a Dallas police officer on Tuesday is “gut-wrenching” and “too much to bear” in the wake of the deadly sniper attack that targeted Dallas police officers less than two years ago, says the city’s former police chief.Rogelio Santander, a young Dallas police officer, died this morning after he was shot in the line of duty Tuesday afternoon.A second Dallas police officer, Crystal Almeida, and a Home Depot loss prevention officer, Scott Painter, were also shot during the attack. They are both in critical condition but are making “remarkable recoveries,” Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall said today.The suspect was arrested Tuesday night.This shooting comes less than two years after a sniper targeted Dallas police, gunning down five law enforcement in July 2016. The sniper attack was the deadliest day for United States law enforcement since 9/11.“The grieving process hadn’t played itself out — before you can even finish grieving, you end up facing two more officers being shot,” said former Dallas police chief and ABC News contributor David Brown. “It seems too much to bear in such a short time for a department.”Brown, who was the police chief at the time of the 2016 attack, retired several months later after 33 years with the department.The Dallas Police Department is a strong and “tight-knit family” in the wake of the sniper attack, Brown said, but the department and the law enforcement profession overall still face tireless battles beyond the daily risks of the job: Applications are down nationwide, law enforcement deaths are on the rise and the public, in some cases, is losing trust in the officers in their community.Dallas officers are “still coming to work and doing their jobs, but it’s a tough environment,” Brown said. “They’re pretty beat down. They’re so concerned about what’s next. It just seems like, it’s like this cloud over the department.”Brown also stressed the impact of the job on the family of officers, whom he likes to call “second responders.”“They’re not on the scene, they’re not on the job, but they’re living it,” he said. “They’re afraid for their loved one.”Tuesday marked the first deadly shooting of a Dallas officer since the sniper attack, though several suburban departments in the area have lost officers recently, Brown said.To Brown, the loss is “gut-wrenching.”Almeida and Santander both joined the force three years ago, The Dallas Morning News reported.“It’s amazing to me the young people that still want to go into the profession,” said Brown. “It takes a lot of character and courage.”Almeida “is doing amazingly well,” Michael Mata, president of the Dallas Police Association, told reporters today. “She’s able to move parts of her arms and legs.”Mata added, “She’s a fighter. The doctors treating her are greatly surprised in the improvements that she’s made in the last 24 hours. We just ask for continued prayers. It’s going to be a very, very long road for her.”Mata called Santander “an amazing young man” who was widely respected in his community.“We are going to take care of his family. They will for always and forever be a part of the Dallas Police Association and the Dallas Police Department,” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgDWP grants to improve health and safetyOn 1 May 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Small businesses are being urged to apply for Government grants of up to£100,000 to help them become more proactive about occupational health andsafety. The scheme is being run by the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and fundedby the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It provides funding for workers’ safety advisers (WSAs), who can helpworkers and employers identify and manage risks, draw up control measures, andprovide expert health and safety information and advice. A total of £3m has been made available over the next three years for thescheme, called the WSA Challenge Fund. Organisations or individuals can alsoapply as partnerships. Winners for this year’s funding will be announced on 9 June, with the moneybeing made available from July. “Increasing worker involvement has been shown to improve health andsafety performance and is a key part of HSC’s new strategy, but six out of 10workplaces have no form of employee involvement,” said HSC chairman, BillCallaghan. “The WSA Challenge Fund is a great opportunity to deliver the strategyand get resources into the hands of people who need it most – employers andemployees in small firms,” he added. www.hse.gov.uk/workers/involvement/wsachallenge.htm Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more