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Crusaders surge sinks Chiefs

first_img Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Crusaders wing Sevu Reece on the charge At that stage, with the Chiefs falling off tackles so easily, the Crusaders looked to be on course for a big win. But the Chiefs found a way back into the contest with a 10-point haul via a converted try by the impressive Boshier and a penalty by Damian McKenzie.With just two points separating the sides and the clock winding down to the half-time mark, a contentious refereeing decision cost the Chiefs dearly. With the Crusaders on attack, Chiefs wing Shaun Stevenson stuck out his hand to prevent the final pass from going to hand and he was rightly penalised. But not content to dish out only a penalty, the referee and his linesman called on the TMO for a couple of television replays. Stevenson was deemed to have deliberately slapped the ball down and copped a yellow card for the indiscretion.With a man up and a minute to go before the break, the Crusaders set a lineout and from there scored a brilliantly executed set-piece try as captain Codie Taylor dove over from the back of an unstoppable driving maul. ‘ Published on August 1, 2020 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Crusaders surge sinks Chiefs Post by Mariette Adams  73  11 ‘center_img In a ding-dong battle at the beginning of the second half, McKenzie outkicked Richie Mo’unga three penalties to one as the Chiefs closed the gap to a single point with the game heading toward the hour mark.But, in another cruel blow to the Chiefs’ chances, the Crusaders were awarded a try – scored by Sevu Reece – despite there being a clear knock-on in the lead-up to the touchdown.From there the Crusaders pressed on and turned the screws, with Mo’unga pulling the strings and dictating play masterfully. The flyhalf  set up replacement Leicester Fainga’anuku for his team’s fourth try, which effectively ended the game as a contest.The Chiefs had a couple of opportunities for a consolation score, but they were unable to get the breakthrough, allowing the Crusaders to ultimately come away with a comfortable bonus-point win.Chiefs – Try: Lachlan Boshier. Conversion: Damian McKenzie. Penalties: McKenzie (4).Crusaders – Tries: Tom Sanders, Will Jordan, Codie Taylor, Sevu Reece, Leicester Fainga’anuku. Conversions: Richie Mo’unga (2). Penalty: Mo’unga.Chiefs  – 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Anton Leinert-Brown, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Tupou Vaa’i, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Bradley Slater, 1 Reuben O’Neill.Subs: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Ollie Norris, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 20 Simon Parker, 21 Lisati Milo-Harris, 22 Kaleb Trask, 23 Quinn Tupaea.Crusaders – 15 Will Jordan, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Fetuli Paea, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond 8 Tom Sanders, 7 Tom Christie, 6 Sione Havili, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor (c), 1 George Bower.Subs:16 Andrew Makalio, 17 Isi Tu’ungafasi, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Quinten Strange, 20 Billy Harmon, 21 Bryn Hall, 22 Brett Cameron, 23 Leicester Fainga’anuku.Photo: Getty Images From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo The Crusaders returned to winning ways when they inflicted a 32-19 defeat on the battling Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.It was always going to be an uphill battle for the winless Chiefs against the table-topping Crusaders, but they fought valiantly for the majority of the contest despite being on the receiving end of the 50-50 calls throughout the 80 minutes.The Crusaders did not take kindly to the defeat they suffered by the Hurricanes in Christchurch last week and inflicted their wrath on Warren Gatland’s struggling charges. From the outset the Crusaders looked tuned in, and although the Chiefs were able fight back well and hang tough throughout the first three quarters of the match, they could do nothing to halt the Crusaders’ surge in the final 20 minutes.The possession and territorial stakes were almost evenly split, but the visitors were more aggressive on defence and dominated the set pieces – particularly the scrum. The Crusaders, though, did not have the upper hand at the breakdown where Chiefs flank Lachlan Boshier had a field day, notching several crucial turnover penalties for his side.Be that as it may, the Crusaders raced out to a 12-point lead courtesy of two tries, the first originating from a well-executed sequence of play down the short side and the second coming after a patient 15-phase attack. 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Kenyans could face higher electricity tariffs pending PPA verdict

first_img BRICS Comments are closed. Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Law. Kenyans should be prepared to continue paying higher charges for electricity produced by diesel-fired power plants, as the evaluation of power purchase agreements (PPAs) has not been finalised.This comes after a committee appointed to review the terms of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) failed to give recommendations, the Star reported.The committee was expected to give its verdict on whether the government should review and terminate the contracts with thermal power producers.Evaluation of power purchase agreementsAccording to media, in March this year the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum appointed a committee that was to evaluate power purchase agreements signed between Kenya Power and IPPs operating thermal power plants.Power produced using thermal plants is reported to cost Sh20 ($0.19) per unit, which is said to be three times more expensive compared to other sources such as geothermal where a unit costs Sh7 ($0.06) per unit, meanwhile hydroelectricity is said to cost Sh3 ($0.02) per unit.Energy principal secretary, Joseph Njoroge, said the ministry could not review the power purchase agreements since the committee is yet to finalise its report and make recommendations on the way forward.“The report is not fully finished. There is still final fine-tuning that needs to be done,” Njoroge said.Legislation reviewThe task-force led by Strathmore University lecturer Prof Izael Pereira Da Silva was tasked with reviewing the legislation relating to power purchase agreements so as to accommodate its proposals in the 2006 Energy Act and the 2016 Energy Bill.The team was also tasked to come up with the annual revenue requirements for each PPA and for the remaining PPA period. Read more…The committee was put in place following an order by President Uhuru Kenyatta in June last year, where he directed that all contracts be reviewed, media reported.Njoroge said the ministry would give the committee additional time and would extend its committee in the coming weeks through a gazette notice.“We are giving them an extra period to put in more information, which means it will have to be gazetted again,” he said.Media highlighted that the delay in the sitting of the committee will also mean that the existing tariffs will stay in place and consumers will continue paying more for power. Previous articleChina leads the global smart meter market, says reportNext articleFinance Officer in an energy company- Cape Town Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Featured image: 123rf RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Generationlast_img read more

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Heller joins staff

first_img Share RelatedPaid parking loomsBY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor [email protected] Enjoy the free parking on South Padre Island while it lasts. The Island’s City Council has approved a series of recommendations provided by staff regarding institution of a paid parking initiative. To read the rest of this story, subscribe to The Port Isabel-South Padre Island…August 15, 2013In “News”Board OK’s $73k for new Derry wingBY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor [email protected] The Point Isabel Independent School District (PISD) Board on Tuesday approved a series of budget amendments related to ongoing projects at Derry Elementary School and the Port Isabel High School Learning Center. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port…January 23, 2014In “News”City adopts property tax rateBY Sasha Heller Managing Editor [email protected]   The Port Isabel City Commission on Tuesday adopted the property tax rate of $0.626327/$100. Mayor Joe E. Vega noted that the tax rate has remained consistent since 2008, even though the costs of managing the City have continued to rise. He then thanked…August 28, 2014In “News” PRESS Staff ReportSasha HellerThe Port Isabel-South Padre Press has hired award-winning journalist Sasha Heller to serve as the paper’s managing editor.The Atlanta native joins the staff after working as the reporter at The Pampa News, a daily in the Panhandle. Heller has also worked as a news editor for The Enterprise-Tocsin in Indianola, Miss.; reporter at The Rio Grande Sun in Espanola, N.M.; and staff writer at the Daphne Bulletin in Daphne, Ala.Heller won a Best Investigate Series first-place award in 2010 from the Mississippi Press Association. For that series, Heller wrote seven articles covering the Mississippi Department of Education’s (MED) historic audit of the Sunflower County School District (SCSD). The audit uncovered that SCSD had failed all 37 of the state’s accreditation standards. Heller interviewed school officials, teachers, students and parents to provide in-depth reporting of the monumental education scandal.Most recently, Sasha won a Best Features second-place award in 2012 from the Panhandle Press Association. That award covered two feature articles: one was about a Pampa native who had spent the last few years in Afghanistan helping set up the wartorn nation’s medical infrastructure; and the second feature shared the story of a Vietnam veteran reuniting with a South Vietnamese translator he had served with during the war. The veteran had nearly shot the translator one night by mistake, thinking the translator was a member of the Vietcong. Forty years later, the veteran was speaking about the war with a lawyer from Chicago who asked if he could interview the veteran, to which he said of course. The lawyer later uploaded the video of the interview to YouTube. The Vietnamese translator saw the video on YouTube and then sought out the person who had uploaded it. The lawyer then connected the translator with the veteran and they rekindled their friendship.Heller is a 2008 graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University.“I bring a wealth of experience to this paper and am excited about the opportunity,” Heller said.Sasha is a versatile young, creative editor who understands the meaning of community journalism.“My journey of self-discovery has led me to your doorstep, Port Isabel and South Padre Island,” he said. “Show me what you have to offer.”last_img read more

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Bonner: MSU’s playoff hopes end with Egg Bowl loss

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:f0dc67a85b5bc4c1f1b02312 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-70049-3915982696001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.OXFORD – Rewind the season to early August. Most Mississippi State fans would have signed on any dotted line for a 10-win season.The Bulldogs reached that mark last week.Mullen rips Mississippi State defensive staff after Egg BowlBut Mississippi State and its fans wanted more. The stakes were higher, so when MSU walked out of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday after a 31-17 loss to Ole Miss, the sting dug deeper.The disappointment hadn’t left sixth-year coach Dan Mullen when he took the podium. Mullen opened with a statement, after nearly five seconds passed, he attempted to head back to Starkville.“We’re good?” Mullen said. “If you’re going to ask questions, ask questions.”It wasn’t the first loss of the season. It wasn’t the first loss to Ole Miss. But this defeat ended any chance the Bulldogs had in the College Football Playoff.Mississippi State’s best regular season ended with a 14-point loss to its hated in-state rival.“I don’t care about the stakes. To be honest, I don’t ever think about the stakes (outside) this game,” Mullen said. “This game is for bragging rights in the state. It is the most important game we play. So it’s obviously a devastating loss.”A win would have given Mississippi State (10-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) a share of the SEC western division title. It also would have given MSU its first-ever 11-win season. But the Bulldogs have to wait a month to capture win No. 11 in a bowl game.“It sucks,” Mullen said. “We’re here to build a team that’s going to finish No. 1. Not just being No. 1 at some part.”The Bulldogs entered the game No. 4 in the country. They reached No. 1 for the first time in school history, remaining atop the country for four weeks, before a loss at Alabama on Nov. 15.It stood as the “best” loss in the country, as Mississippi State ranked as the fourth team in the College Football Playoff.The loss pulls the Bulldogs’ resume off the committee’s pile. The Bulldogs will still go to the Orange Bowl or a January bowl. But Mullen has done that before in Starkville.“We came here to build a championship program. I don’t see y’all laughing about that anymore like you have in the last few years,” Mullen said. “That was our goal, to build a championship program. We’re going to continue to fight until we win a championship.”Earlier in the week, Mullen brought up the importance of starting quickly on the road. Mississippi State averages 45 points per game when it scored on its opening drive. The total drops to 27 when it doesn’t.The Bulldogs ran six plays for 23 yards and punted on its first drive. It led to a 3-point first half, which tied for the fewest points in half this season. MSU struggled offensively against SEC west opponents in November. It scored 17 points against Arkansas and 20 against Alabama. Mississippi State averaged 40 points in its first three divisional games.“We just made self mistakes,” quarterback Dak Prescott said. “Some offsides, me getting out of the pocket a little earlier than I should, just self mistakes.”The Bulldogs trailed 7-3 at halftime but scored early in the third quarter to take a 10-7 lead. It lasted less than three minutes. Ole Miss scored four plays later, built on a 83-yard pass completion.Overall, the Bulldogs’ secondary, which entered the game ranked last in the SEC in pass defense, allowed 249 yards on six plays. The issues bled into the rush defense that surrendered 152 yards on three plays.“That’s just absolutely pathetic,” Mullen said. “That’s a terrible job by our defensive coaching staff.”Mullen recorded statement wins this season at LSU, then defeated Texas A&M and Auburn. At the time, those were three top-10 wins. The coach places more weight on the Egg Bowl than any of those.The 111th edition of the rivalry was different.Months ago, many predicted this year’s in-state matchup could decide the SEC west and the College Football Playoff. Three consecutive Ole Miss losses in the SEC changed that. The Rebels still had their voice heard, ruining Mississippi State’s chances.The Egg Bowl’s outcome usually defines the season for both teams.Not this season.“When we look at the season as a whole,” Mullen said, “boy, it’s kind of hard to say it wasn’t a very successful season for Mississippi State.”Contact Michael Bonner at (601) 961-7289 or [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter. 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Virgin Atlantic, BA join battle wielding new A350 product

first_imgThe Loft on Virgin Atlantic’s new A350-1000. All photos: Virgin Atlantic The game is afoot on the trans-Atlantic with Virgin Atlantic following in the footsteps of British Airways and unveiling the new cabin to feature on its Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.The dual unveilings set the scene for some interesting rivalry between the the two British competitors as they introduce the A350 to their fleet later this year.READ:  British Airways introduces spiffing new business class seatsVirgin is offering 44 Upper Class suites on its A350 in a 1-2-1 configuration  with a 44-inch seat pitch and the ability to recline into the now ubiquitous fully-flat bed.There’s a cocktail table, shelving to store personal items and a bigger tray table as well as an increased level of privacy with higher walls and deployable privacy screens.The seat comes with the airline’s biggest ever inflight entertainment screen — 18.5 inches — but passengers can also connect to inflight entertainment via Bluetooth or hook up to the wireless internet.VirginPowering devices won’t a problem with two USB sockets and AC power that can handle UK, US and EU plugs.The airline has significantly redesigned its inflight social space to create The Loft, featuring a 32-inch touchscreen monitor and eight Bluetooth audio jacks that allow passengers to view content together.It says this is the first time Bluetooth has been offered in a social space.The stools are gone in favour of chairs with seatbelts that allow customers to remain in the space even if there’s turbulence. Three people can also stand, allowing eight in the space at any one time.Virgin Atlantic’s 56 A350 leather premium economy seats come with a four-way adjustable headrest, a seven-inch recline, a full size bi-fold table and more areas for storage that include a side amenity pocket.The 18.5-inch wide seats are narrower than the existing 21-inch seats but the pitch remains the same at 38 inches.VirginThe leather-clad premium economy seatsThere’s a 13.3-inch seatback screens and again, the entertainment system can be controlled from personal devices.The A350-1000 has 235 seats in economy with seat pitch ranging from 31 inches to 34 inches, depending on the type of ticket, with upgraded fabrics.The 17.4-inch seat width in the 3-3-3 configuration is below Airbus’s preferred 18 inches bu the seat comes with an 11.6-inch seatback screens that are can also be controlled from personal devices.Each seat has a USB port.VirginVirgin’s economy seats.The first four A350-1000s will be delivered in the summer and autumn of this year and will fly from both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports with heathrow-New York JFK planned as the first route. Virgin has 12 of the fuel efficient planes arriving between 2019 and 2021.The new planes will feature the new culturally diverse flying icons that are replacing the Alberto Vargas-inspired Flying Lady images that have adorned the carrier’s aircraft for 34 years.The new icons of men and women include a black man, an Asian woman and gay man in rainbow lycra.VirginVirgin’s new flying icons aim to reflect Britain’s diversity.last_img read more

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Diego Maradona slammed for obscene gesture during Argentina vs Nigeria

first_imgDiego Maradona was once again in the news for wrong reasons during the Argentina vs Nigeria match at the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday.As Lionel Messi and Marcos Rojo scored a goal each to carry Argentina through to the last 16, Maradona was spotted making obscene gestures towards the crowd at the St. Petersburg Stadium.Maradona was captured by television cameras flicking his middle fingers towards the crowd and celebrating wildly as Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1. The winner came just minutes before the South Americans were staring at a group stage elimination from the finals.The 57-year-old was also treated by paramedics and was taken to the hospital after he collapsed in his seat.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEMaradona’s obscene gesture towards the Nigerian fans, which the TV captured, was slammed by one and all on social media.From TV pundits to regular viewers, Diego Maradona faced the wrath for being disrespectful towards people and not being a “gracious winner”.WORLD CUP 2018 – FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEPeople expressed their views on social media saying it was hard to warm up to Argentina because of Maradona’s disgraceful acts.#NGAARGArgentina’s Legend and former drug addict Diego Maradona showed Nigerian fans(Africans) the middle finger after Rojo scored.He is always pathetic! Will never be PELE class! pic.twitter.com/b9J6Ts3ngAJOE MUHAHAMI (@Muhahami) June 27, 2018Maradona raised a middle finger to us and you still supported Argentina, You people are crazy, you people are mad and only God can help youadvertisementThe Naija Spirit (@its_hammadrabiu) June 26, 2018Maradona giving the middle finger. Mate, you need to give the middle finger to your dealer & back to rehab. You look a mess. You fucking cocaine addictEl Cerebro (@tuale_CA) June 26, 2018Maradona legit screamed PUTA and showed his middle finger. The kind of respect he shows to the audience is the sole reason why he shouldnt be shown on TV because NO ONE WANTS TO SEE HIM.khawla (@K_Blaugrana) June 26, 2018Dear Messi,You’re still my GOAT and I hope you score in the next match. I hope your team LOSES however though. FIFA sold you this match & Maradona gave us the middle finger. I’ll have a very big smile on my face when he goes crazy after you lose against France. pic.twitter.com/KYQPTXurkHBashiru Ismail Babatunde (@bashy_io) June 26, 2018Seeing that obnoxious Maradona sticking the middle finger up when Argentina got their winner, what a throughly difficult team to warm to pic.twitter.com/xAOFh1YtdCIan Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) June 26, 2018Las las Maradona will dieHow can he show the middle finger to a whole NationDumebi (@dumebi_ok) June 26, 2018Is Maradona this stupid to show the middle finger on live TV? Just lost all respect for himKwame Kusi Akuamoah Boateng (Bad Breed) (@FreddyBeeMusik) June 26, 2018But come to think of it o, Maradona is an agbaya! What was that middle finger all about?!!! Take your win and go home! Mcheeeeeeeeeewwwwwww Not a gracious winner!Omoni Oboli (@Omonioboli) June 26, 2018Is it okay to talk about Maradona’s raised middle finger from last night? I think he deserves to be banned from all football arenas for this shameful act. pic.twitter.com/hOUAVRpBJiWallflower (@BiyiToluwalase) June 27, 2018Maradona is an awful human being…….. #JustSayingMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 26, 2018Maradona was the greatest footballer of my youth. Now he appears to be the joke cutaway of choice for tv directors. Not that he helps himself but sad.Mark Chapman (@markchapman) June 26, 2018Gary Lineker, who was doing punditry for BBC, said, “There’s Diego Maradona celebrating. I think there’s a danger he’s becoming a laughing stock I’m afraid.”[He had] let himself down with that celebration. You understand how he’s euphoric, but this kind of reaction… really, Diego?”Former England star Rio Ferdinand was also not impressed by Maradona.”His career as a football player on the pitch was up there with the best, but unfortunately there are moments like this that do arrive. It is not nice to see that,” he said.Also read – Diego Maradona hospitalised after Argentina vs Nigeria match at World CupHowever, this was not the first time that the Argentina great has hogged the limelight for all wrong reasons.Maradona was accused of making racist gesture towards the South Korean fans during Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland on June 16.According to broadcaster Jacqui Oatley, Maradona responded to South Korea fans calling his name.Also read – Diego Maradona says he’s ‘fine’ after being treated by paramedicsadvertisementMaradona “obliged with a smile, kiss and wave. Then pulled his eyes to the side in a clearly racist gesture,” he tweeted.On Maradona’s Facebook account a message was posted early Sunday in Spanish, English and Italian seeking to explain the incident, which seemed to break FIFA anti-discrimination rules.”I understand better than anyone that in the World Cup people are looking for news everywhere,” Maradona wrote, adding that he saw “an Asian boy wearing an Argentina T-shirt.”Also read – World Cup 2018: Nigeria eliminated by Argentina, fans heartbroken”I, from afar, tried to tell them how nice it seemed to me that even the Asians cheer for us. And that’s all, guys, come on.”Maradona also apologized on Facebook for smoking a cigar during that Saturday, despite a FIFA ban on smoking at World Cup stadiums.”Everyone has their way of feeling things,” he wrote, citing tension at the game. “I honestly did not know that no one can smoke in the stadiums.”(With inputs from agencies)last_img read more

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a month agoBruce says Newcastle fans fed up with takeover talk

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bruce says Newcastle fans fed up with takeover talkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce says fans are fed up with takeover talk.A brochure emerged this week detailing Peter Kenyon’s alliance with GACP Sports, a Florida-based investment firm, aiming to raise cash, and promising big returns for anyone buying a stake in the Toon.Bruce said on Friday: “All the players are professionals. They’ve heard it all before. They’ve probably seen it how many times? Five? Six? Twice a season for the last five years? It’s common knowledge the club’s for sale.“It’s an on-going saga, isn’t it? Until it’s bona fide. I think people are saying ‘here we go again’.“It’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not really bothered about it. I’ve been involved with them before. It’s something I can’t really influence.“Lee Charnley runs the club fantastically well on a day-to-day basis. We have regular contact, every day, twice a day. I’m fine with it.“I’ve been involved in it all before at Aston Villa. I’ve been involved in a takeover at Birmingham City. If it’s true, then I get involved.The only thing I can influence… hopefully we can play better than we did last Saturday.” last_img read more

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CSJP Rolls Out Parenting Intervention Programme

first_imgThe Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III is undertaking the first phase of a parenting intervention aimed at equipping parents with the necessary tools to enable the use of non-coercive methods to discipline children and manage conflicts in the home.Implementation of the Parenting Education Programme commenced in mid-November and is being administered at the community level through in-home training sessions, parent support groups and parenting workshops.Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, CSJP III Senior Regional Case Management Coordinator for Kingston, Orville Simmonds, said 100 parents are currently being engaged in the six-month intervention.He noted that more parents will be engaged over the next few months in an effort to reach 600 parents over the first phase.“It is early days yet… but what we are observing is a thirst among parents for this type of engagement. Initially, there might have been some hesitation; however, once the lessons have started, we see parents demonstrating a strong desire for this service,” he said.The intervention utilises Community Parent Trainers (CPTs), community-based volunteers who are trained in effective parenting methodologies and who engage parents at their homes. A total of 112 CPTs have been trained across the Kingston and St Andrew Central and Western regions.Mr. Simmonds told JIS News that the CSJP collaborates with schools to identify and select parents of children with behavioural issues.  Community organisations, as well as CSJP’s community case officers, recommend parents at risk of coercive parenting styles for the intervention.Regional Case Management Coordinator, CSJP Central Region, Alva Marie Graham, said the initiative is important in the overarching treatment of youth that the programme targets.“In treatment of vulnerable youth… sometimes they go back to the home and there is no change in that environment, as parents are aggressive in dealing with children, and violent practices continue to be perpetuated among the young people. If you are not addressing the parenting approach in the homes, then you are not going to be able to sustain and reduce the violence as we want to,” she pointed out.Mrs. Graham said research indicates that a coercive parenting approach leads to development of conduct disorder among children and later antisocial behaviour. Children also transfer this learned behaviour to the school environment and, over time, to the community, leading to violence becoming pervasive.“It is out of this understanding of the destructive nature of this practice in the home that the fundamental goal of the programme is designed to reduce the high levels of coercive parenting practices in the society as a means of reducing the risk for violent behaviour.“The programme directly engages parents who are high-risk for coercive parenting, with a view to effect the reform that will reduce this type of practice in our society,” she explained.Mrs. Graham said the programme provides skills and services to support and strengthen positive parenting practices, in addition to facilitating the development of an enabling environment in the school and wider community.“We believe if parents are trained to identify,  define and respond to their children’s problems using positive reinforcement, communicating and negotiating, understanding how to apply consequences to problem behaviours, it will go a far way in reducing the need for coercion to get compliance from children,” she said.last_img read more

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Beside The Points For Thursday Jan 25 2018

See more NBA predictions All newsletters NBA See more NFL predictions Oh, and don’t forgetSHOCKER: Klement’s out as sponsor of Milwaukee Brewers’ Famous Racing Sausages We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeFuture of U.S. Soccer to be decided soonFollowing the end of Sunil Gulati’s run as president of U.S. Soccer Federation — a term that culminated in the men’s team failing to make the World Cup — U.S. Soccer is poised to select its next president to lead the troubled organization in the coming weeks, and eight people are gunning for the job. Of the 500 people who cast ballots, they’re essentially in four constituencies: the youth council, the adult council, the professional council and the athletes council. The first three comprise around 25.8 percent each of the tally and the athletes who account for 20 percent. [ESPN]Sports entertainment magnate to pivot to sportsVince McMahon is poised to announce a new football league that would try to compete with the NFL, a move that comes just weeks after he filed paperwork to sell $100 million of his stake in the WWE to fund a new venture called Alpha Entertainment. [ESPN, Sports Business Daily]Caroline Wozniacki may be the Slam-less GOATWozniacki is the second ranked player in the world, has a 542-223 record, has won 27 WTA singles titles and has 314 net wins. She also has not won a Grand Slam title, and may go down as the best player to never win one. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Vladimir Guerrero, the indie band of baseballThe best seasons of new MLB Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrer were with the Montreal Expos, but despite having a 29.5 Wins Above Replacement from 1998 to 2002 he also had the lowest average attendance per game on record among Hall of Famers in their prime, with an average 10,038 people attending each magnificent game. [FiveThirtyEight]Momentum is not a thing at Super BowlsSorry, Eagles fans: just because the Birds trounced the Vikings in the NFC Conference Championship doesn’t mean they’re any more likely to beat New England, a team that slipped past the Jags with moments to go. There’s no relationship between conference championship blowouts and winning the Super Bowl. Well, not exactly: Since 1970 Super Bowl losers won their conference championship game by 14.2 points on average, while the winners won theirs by only 12.8 points. Advantage, New England? [FiveThirtyEight]Big Number43 percentPercentage of the top 40 free agents who signed in the 82 days since the Astros beat the Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series. That is remarkably low, in historical context: by this point (from 2006 to 2016) an average of 76 percent of the top 40 free agents had signed. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack, Sunday Night: cwickkobe bryant just got nominated for an oscar.tchow:Going for the EGOT post retirementchris.herring:Silly that he’s nominated. But that short film is so cool. He hired an Academy Award-winning animation artist and I think he had John Williams write the score.So it’s not all that surprising in that sensejody:Someone told Kobe about “storytelling” two years ago and here we are.Predictions NFL read more

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Myles Martin and Kyle Snyder return to Ohio State as NCAA champions

OSU freshman Myles Martin celebrates after winning the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAfter another grueling and taxing season of wrestling for the Ohio State team, two champions returned home after winning individual crowns at the NCAA tournament. Freshman Myles Martin and sophomore Kyle Snyder picked up their first national championships Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.Each Buckeye won five bouts to claim titles in their respective weight classes. Martin defeated Bo Nickal of Penn State in the 174-pound class, while Snyder upset top-seeded Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State to capture the 285-pound crown.The wins by the Scarlet and Gray wrestlers propelled the team to a third-place finish. OSU entered the final day in fifth place but passed Iowa and Virginia Tech. A Big Ten rival, Penn State, led coming into the final day and won by a significant margin.Pandemonium ensued after Martin took an 11-9 decision in the championship match, becoming just the 15th true-freshman champion in the 86 years of the tournament. The crowd erupted as the New Jersey native embraced OSU coach Tom Ryan before bolting to the stands to find his loved ones.A similar scene occurred when Snyder drove Gwiazdowski to the mat in sudden victory for a takedown. The youngest world champion ever from the United States thwarted Gwiazdowski’s 88-match win streak, sending shockwaves through a sold-out Madison Square Garden.  Although Snyder faced Gwiazdowski for the first time in a match on Saturday, Martin had squared off against Nickal three times prior to the championship bout. All three were losses for the freshman.“I felt like if those matches that I had before with (Nickal) weren’t under my belt, my wrestling would have been different in that match,” Martin said. “Just being able to have the confidence and the ability to stay in that position and wrestle through it and end up on top was pretty cool.” Taking what has been learned from previous experiences has been a keystone of Ryan’s coaching tenure at OSU. A belief in focusing more on what can be improved on rather than winning or losing clearly showed as Martin gained the advantage and picked up the win. Ryan was one of the first people Martin embraced post-victory. The bond between the two has grown since the beginning of the year.“I just love that guy so much,” Martin said.OSU sophomore Kyle Snyder enters the arena during the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAs for Snyder, the path to being named the NCAA’s top heavyweight has been intensely watched by wrestling enthusiasts from around the world. Earlier this year, Snyder captured a Big Ten title after winning a world championships at 97 kilograms. Until January, Snyder wasn’t even supposed to be competing this year. The Maryland native was amid a redshirt season to train for the Olympics before he opted to don the Scarlet and Gray again as a heavyweight. The removal of the redshirt turned out to be the right choice.Even after just 11 matches, Snyder captured the top spot among 285-pound wrestlers. Those bouts, he said, served as a precursor and a learning experience.“I think overall the more you can compete against anybody, doesn’t matter what size or what level, it’s going to make you a better wrestler,” Snyder said. Snyder continues his preparation for the Olympic trials, where he might be joined by a teammate. Martin said he received an invite after winning the championship, but he said he needs to discuss the matter with coaches before making a decision on the matter.  Martin finishes the year at 33-6, the highest win total for the team this season. Snyder finished with a perfect 11-0 record. Although the two individual titles and third-place team finish certainly add up to a successful trip for OSU, a national champion from last season suffered a tough defeat during the tournament. Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello, who captured the 125-pound crown in 2015, had his 43-match win streak severed in the semifinals by Iowa’s Thomas Gilman. Tomasello was pinned in overtime. The Parma, Ohio, native rebounded from the defeat, though. He would go on to win two more matches to finish in third place, which helped vault OSU into a third-place team finish. Another OSU wrestler, Bo Jordan, also grabbed a third-place victory. The redshirt sophomore lost to his cousin, Isaac Jordan, for the fourth time on Friday, but he came back to top Virginia Tech’s David McFadden 8-2 for the bronze. read more

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