23 Jun
2021

Five things we learnt about rugby – December

first_img Cold Bath: Leroy Houston feels the pain of a fifth league defeat this season (Pic: Action Images) Bright skies for Eddie Jones and Welsh fans, dark clouds for Bath, Toulouse and Ireland’s provincial heavyweights – there’s a lot to discuss… Welsh rugby is in a very different place this year than it was last. And whilst the maintenance of the Christmas crowds through the rest of the Pro12 campaign remains unrealistic this year, over the next five years it may not.Toulouse disappoint everyone in EuropeToulouse have five points in their Champions Cup group, just five, compared to the 19 of pool leaders Saracens. This may not seem out of place given the military efficiency of Saracens this season, but Toulouse’s performances in Europe last month fell inexcusably short of their performances in the Top 14, where they lead the way with Racing 92 and Clermont Auvergne.Focusing on their domestic league is one thing but Toulouse have a greater responsibility, in the Champions Cup, than just to themselves.Gripping stuff: Ulster tackle Alexis Palisson in their win at Toulouse (Pic: Inpho/Presseye)When you enter arguably the toughest club tournament in the game you aren’t playing to merely please your club’s stakeholders, you’re also beholden to TV audiences and sponsors. Toulouse’s performance at Ulster was shameful; they didn’t make a single line break, which, combined with the subsequent home loss in the return fixture, has seriously distorted the group.Toulouse have a fine history in Europe, having won the top competition four times, and whilst they may no longer have the most powerful pack, nor most skilful back-line, 100% commitment is the minimum requirement from well-paid professional rugby players.Irish provinces recedingThis will be incredibly well received over the Irish Sea… I can already hear the knives being sharpened on the Blarney Stone. But as was evident in December, the Irish provinces are no longer in the same buying space as the Aviva and Top 14 teams.Whilst all four provinces occupy a position in the top six of the Pro12, the true measure for Europe’s elite club is the Champions Cup. Although Ulster have been highly competitive in Pool One, the performances of Munster and in particular Leinster have fallen way short of the glory years – and the simple reason is money.Fading force? Munster and Leinster are both struggling in the Champions Cup (Pic: Inpho)For Leinster and Munster to be out of contention in Europe, in December, is unusual, but the situation has been building for two seasons. We don’t even need an in-depth conversation about relative incomes, private finance and TV deals – we simply need to look at the squads. Neither have the buying power to retain, nor replace, the quality of player that they could during the mid to late Noughties where both were able to dominate the European competition. Tepid BathBath lie eighth in the Aviva Premiership with a squad that could and should be league contenders. This is a club that splashes the cash like Michael Jackson did in the 1980s but they’ve made some weird purchases – they have more No 8s than some teams have props.Bath currently have the feel of a management simulation game on a PC, where the buying of players and administration issues take precedence, whilst the on-field stuff is presumed to be an automatic function. But rugby doesn’t work like that, and it certainly isn’t working like that at Bath.They have a points difference of just plus six, which reeks when you consider that they have backs such as George Ford, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Nikola Matawalu and Semesa Rokoduguni. Even with a struggling forward platform, you would expect a back-line of that quality to be finishing a high percentage of turnover ball – which they aren’t.Last weekend’s defeat by Newcastle Falcons, if not being the final nail in the coffin, certainly means that the nails and wood have been ordered from Travis Perkins. The situation needs sorting sharpish, as owner Bruce Craig probably didn’t envisage Bath playing in next year’s Challenge Cup.A Happy New Year for Eddie JonesWhilst the rest of us are wringing our internal organs dry and squeezing our squidgy limbs into gym clothes like a Georgian sausage machine, Eddie Jones has the new year and the world at his feet.With his clean slate now chalked up with the names of his desired coaching staff, Jones has the chance to drastically change the blueprint of English rugby by selecting some of the most exciting talent in Europe – English talent which ripped its way through European competition in December.Super Maro: Saracens’ Maro Itoje, here taking on Oyonnax, is pressing his England case (Pic: AFP/Getty)It’s an opportunity that international coaches dream of and one that no other home nations coach has. There are no relationships with players, no favourites and no certainties. Those players who once confidently sang on the back seats of the England bus may now be sitting in silence on their sofa come the Six Nations – allowing the likes of Elliot Daly, Henry Slade, Matt Kvesic and the remarkable Mario Itoje to move English Test rugby forward. Good luck, Mr Jones.Feel-good factor returns to WalesWelsh rugby in December wasn’t about player statistics, team selections or politics. It was about supporters. The Christmas and New Year derbies saw sell-outs at the regional grounds, which is a fantastic achievement for all of the commercial teams involved.Many will argue that festive sell-outs have always been thus, and that is true. But this season’s fixtures felt different; they were also bolstered by scores of positive news and signings from around the regions.Put it here: Ospreys duo James King and Tom Habberfield thank fans in France (Pic: Huw Evans Agency)The region’s grounds, and surrounding pubs, weren’t full of negative chat regarding marquee Welsh signings moving to England and France, it was largely about players coming home. The usual bar-room din had turned into a buzz, and pertained to Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar and Scott Williams remaining in Wales.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The demise of Irish cash, particularly the loss of the hugely talented Ian Madigan to Bordeaux-Begles, is a real worry for Irish rugby and the Pro12 as a whole.For the latest subscription offers to Rugby World, click here.last_img read more

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20 Jun
2021

July 12 dispatches from 79th General Convention in Austin

first_imgJuly 12 dispatches from 79th General Convention in Austin Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Lloyd Newell says: Comments are closed. Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA General Convention 2018 Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 July 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm Is it just me or does more happen behind the dark ? Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Jul 12, 2018 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Much happens each day during General Convention. To complement Episcopal News Service’s primary coverage, we have collected some additional news items from July 12.Sisters in both housesDeputy Jeanine Baunsgard (left) and Bishop Gretchen Rehberg are the first sisters to serve both houses at the same time at a General Convention. The 79th General Convention has many family connections, with fathers and sons, mothers and daughters and other familial combinations represented.For the first time at general convention two sisters – not in-laws, not nuns or religious – are serving in both houses and from the same diocese. Deputy Jeanine Baunsgard represents the Diocese of Spokane in the House of Deputies, and her sister, Bishop Gretchen Rehberg, also from Spokane, serves in the House of Bishops. There is a long family tradition at General Convention for the Rehbergs. The sisters’ father, Wallace, was a deputy from 1976 through 1991, then their mother, Margaret, served in the HOD from 1994 through 2003.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Gretchen served in the HOD as a clergy deputy in 2009 and 2012. She was ordained a bishop in March 2017, moving to the House of Bishops for the 2018 General Convention. Jeanine carries on the nearly 15-convention family tradition with her second turn as a deputy, 2015 and 2018.“I am honored and blessed to be a deputy for Spokane. As I look around the house [of Deputies] and listen to the songs and debate, I feel dad and mom’s presence, and I feel that I am honoring them. Although the process has changed dramatically with new technology, the same Holy Spirit is with us,” said Jeanine.Wallace died in 2005, and the family did not serve in the 2006 General Convention. Gretchen said that her mother has attended Episcopal Church Women Triennial Meetings and other events related to General Convention since being a deputy, but this year is home taking care of the bishop’s dog.“Jeanine and I know we are the first sisters [to serve both houses at the same time] because there just are not that many women bishops,” Gretchen said.– Sharon Tillman‘Everything is going OK’ despite record number of resolutionsThe 79th General Convention is moving through a record 502 resolutions, but House of Deputies Parliamentarian Bryan Krislock told his colleagues at the opening of the morning legislative session July 12 that “everything is going OK.”“We have every expectation that we will complete our business before the close of convention tomorrow and have enough time to discuss the very serious issues and resolutions that are before this house,” Krislock said.Convention is scheduled to adjourn at 6:30 p.m. CT on July 13.Krislock said that “most of the time” in the sessions has been spent dealing with procedural issues, points of order and parliamentary inquiries rather than actual debate on resolutions. He projected a graph on the large screens in the house to illustrate his point.House of Deputies Parliamentarian Bryan Krislock offers a visual explanation July 12 of how to consider the efficiency of debate. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“Once the debate starts, it really moves rather smoothly,” he said.Meanwhile, the House of Bishops spent the first 90 minutes of the two-and-a-half-hour morning legislative session completing its legislative calendar and then was waiting on resolutions from the deputies.If the pace in the House of Deputies slows down too much, Krislock said, the parliamentarians and the house’s committee on dispatch, which manages the flow of resolutions to the floor, will present a plan to the deputies for picking up the pace.In a related move, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings told the house just after Krislock finished his remarks that she was limiting committee reports on legislation to three minutes.– Mary Frances SchjonbergBishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland receives the “Olympic torch” passed to him by the bishops of Texas on July 12. The Texas bishops presented the torch to the Maryland bishops in recognition that the 80th General Convention will be held in Baltimore in 2021. Photo: Mike Patterson/Episcopal News ServiceGoFundMe site created to raise money for Cuban clergy pensionsIn her testimony delivered during the House of Bishops’ July 10 legislative session, when bishops voted unanimously to admit the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese, former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori pointed out that if each Episcopalian gave 50 cents, the church could fund the gap in Cuba’s pension plan. Utah Bishop Scott B. Hayashi responded saying he would up it to $1 for every person in his diocese.Since then, the Rev. Nic Mather, an associate at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington, created a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $5,000 to fund pensions for the Cuban clergy, who’ve forgone both institutional and governmental pensions to serve the church.You can donate to the fund here.– Lynette WilsonBishops approve task force to examine theology of money in Episcopal ChurchEpiscopal bishops, meeting during the 79th General Convention, approved a resolution that would lead to the creation of a task force to examine the theology money in the Episcopal Church. Resolution A061 directs the presiding bishop and president of the House of Deputies to form the Task Force on the Church’s Theology of Money and report its findings and recommendations in three years to the 80th General Convention.The task force would use “scripture, approved liturgical resources, other theological texts and previous actions of General Convention to summarize the ways in which the Episcopal Church understands the theology of money and financial resources in the way we give, invest and spend.”The resolution directs the task force to examine elements of responsible investing that are consistent with the church’s faith and mission, including applying ethical guidelines in investment selection and management, shareholder activism and investing for responsible social and environmental outcomes as well as financial return.– Mike PattersonAfter-dark legislative sessions not instant hits at conventionBoth houses of the 79th General Convention met in rare evening-into-night sessions on July 11. With 501 resolutions pending at one point, the presiding officers decided that bishops and deputies had some work to do.The Episcopal Church knows how to light up the night: parliamentary and legislative work in both Houses until 9:30 p.m. #gcafterdark— kelligrace (@kelligrace) July 12, 2018The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, announced at the start of that house’s session that there was a hashtag for the two hours ahead: #GCAfterDark.Deputies then spent the first 30 minutes not passing any resolutions.https://twitter.com/FrJody/status/1017211164764393472They eventually got down to business and passed six resolutions.Most of the resolutions were accompanied by impassioned, if short, pleas for passage.https://twitter.com/ATXScott/status/1017224843425611777The after-dark sessions apparently disturbed the resident and visiting pigeons in the deputies’ hall.https://twitter.com/diocesecpa/status/1017211405999771649I think #gcafterdark is cramping the style of @gc79pigeon #gc79pigeonafterdark. #gc79 #pigeonsneedaprivatelifetoo pic.twitter.com/nQIxrujbXC— Kelley Hudlow (@akhudlow) July 12, 2018However, General Convention Pigeon was OK with it all.Ain’t no party like a house of deputies night party because a house of deputies night party is… MANDATORY. #withapologiestolizlemon https://t.co/br2TRmHZGD— General Convention Pigeon (@gc79pigeon) July 12, 2018Loyalties to the pigeons’ status as Beloved of Deputies were challenged at one point.The official animal of the #HoD #gc79 #GCAfterDark pic.twitter.com/ceGS5Updit— Fr. Paul H. Castelli, AF (@PaulHCastelli) July 12, 2018Upstairs in the House of Bishops, the word “punchy” could be heard being murmured around the floor.As the bishops reached the end of their legislative calendar of a handful of resolutions about 9 p.m. and were getting ready for closing prayers, there was a lightness and palpable relief in the room.Meanwhile, back downstairs in deputies, tweeting was going strong.The Diocese of Oklahoma decided that it could at least achieve some efficiency in meal planning by visiting the famous and increasingly craved output from nearby Voodoo Donuts.https://twitter.com/kate_huston/status/1017211892543127552And then, at 9:30 p.m., the deputies called it a night.https://twitter.com/AMcKellar17/status/1017233793676185602– Mary Frances Schjonberg Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Comments (1) Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET General Convention, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

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18 Jun
2021

Winston Stanley let off, but Paul Williams gets suspended for Carter late hit

first_imgWednesday Aug 12, 2009 Winston Stanley let off, but Paul Williams gets suspended for Carter late hit Auckland outside backs Winston Stanley and Paul Williams were both cited following incidents on the weekend that took place during their 22-16 loss to Canterbury.The two players appeared in front of a judicial committee on Wednesday, with the result being that Stanley escaped punishment, but fullback Williams was handed a one week suspension.Williams was accused of charging an opponent without the ball, which resulted in only a penalty at the time, and Dan Carter spending a few dizzy moments on the floor.Williams claimed that he was trying to avoid contact with the other Auckland player who was making the tackle, but judicial officer Bruce Squire upheld his own view that he considered contact with Carter resulted from a last minute decision to pull out of a tackle to which he was committed.Squire judged that the contact was made at an unacceptably high level and that the degree of recklessness involved warranted a period of suspension. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Winston Stanley let off, but Paul Williams gets suspended for Carter late hit | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

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16 Jun
2021

PayPal handles online donations for UNICEF Tsunami appeal

first_imgPayPal handles online donations for UNICEF Tsunami appeal  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The PayPal UK front page doesn’t include the graphic, but it does include a text promotion of the appeal: “UK residents click here to make your donation to the US UNICEF Tsunami Relief Effort from the US PayPal site.” 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. Online payment handler PayPal is handling online donations to UNICEF’s Tsunami Disaster Relief appeal, and has raised $404,379 by the end of 3 January 2005. PayPal, owned by eBay.com, says that it “will waive all fees in relation to the donation, so that UNICEF will receive 100% of the amount you donate.”The appeal is promoted with a graphic on the front page of PayPal’s site. This is the first time that PayPal has donated coverage for a charitable appeal on its front page. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 4 January 2005 | News Tagged with: Digital Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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14 Jun
2021

Corn Stalks on Indiana Tour not Holding Up

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarmers Back RomneyNext articleSecond Retailer in U.S. Begins E-15 Sales Andy Eubank Corn Stalks on Indiana Tour not Holding Up SHARE SHARE Home News Feed Corn Stalks on Indiana Tour not Holding Up Facebook Twitter The eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour saw a tale of different days unfold in the first half of the tour. Ty Higgins of the Ohio Ag Net is on the tour and he told HAT yield numbers Tuesday came up quite a bit compared with Monday’s southeastern Indiana leg. Day 2 central and western Indiana corn averages were often in the 150 bushels to the acre range.Higgins also noted that corn quality was “great,” but stalks are not.“Let’s just say that farmers better get their combines warmed up here in the next week or two because the stalk quality is not going to hold up and yields are going to be falling to the ground and not into the bin come harvest time,” he said. “There are a lot of fields here in west central Indiana where we did a couple of push tests. We tried ten stalks in same row and a lot of times 6, 7, 8 stalks of those ten snapped without any resistance back. So that stalk quality is going to be a huge issue after this dry, hot summer we’ve had in Indiana.”The first two stops Tuesday were in Tipton and then Howard County and a 150 bpa number came out of both fields. Then the tour got a 180 yield from a Tippecanoe County field. But hail damage there is very severe.“Hail damage is absolutely unbelievable. I’ve stood in a lot of corn fields, but the last one in Tippecanoe County was the worst one I’ve ever been in. You could see across the field quite a ways. It was beat up and I would imagine most of the fields were beat up by this same.”And Higgins noted another storm moving in that brings high winds will easily blow over the corn with suspect stalk quality.Listen for the full report:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Ty-Higgins-crop-tour-day-2-update.mp3|titles=Ty Higgins crop tour day 2 update]As Pro Farmer wrapped up the Indiana portion of the tour they released a 113 bushels per acre estimate vs. the 3-year average of almost 156. Soybean pod count was close to the 3-year average of 1190. The 2012 Indiana average is 1033.The Nebraska corn average is 131 bpa vs. at 3-year average of 157.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Ty-Higgins-crop-tour-day-2-update.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS By Andy Eubank – Aug 21, 2012 last_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Give closed garda stations back to community

first_imgEmail by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] Garda stations should be given back to the communities they served and not be sold off for “paltry sums”, according to a county Limerick barrister and local election candidate.Independent candidate for Limerick west, Emmett O’Brien said Garda Stations were like post offices and the Government should stop its assault on rural Ireland and offer them to community organisations for local activities until such time as they are re-opened for their intended use.The former Fianna Fáil national executive member said on his canvass in the Askeaton, Kilcornan and Adare areas he was alarmed at the amount of people asking why Askeaton Garda station was now only open for an hour a day.“It was totally wrong that Askeaton Garda station, serving such a large area, was reduced from a Garda district headquarters to a Garda station with no appointed sergeant. We led a successful campaign to keep Pallaskenry Garda station open and this was achieved by a strong community campaign”.He added that the people in the Askeaton area needed a strong Garda presence as there had been a spate of burglaries in the area in recent weeks and the elderly are living in fear.“The decline of rural Ireland is worrying. In Limerick alone, 11 banks, 116 pubs and 6 Garda stations have closed since 2008. We need active voices in our communities to stop this decline.“I have seen the loss of vibrancy in our communities. The feeling on the ground continues to be disappointment with the main political parties and the people are looking for an alternative”, he declared. Print Twitter TAGSgarda stationsjusticeMusic Limerickshatter Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsCommunityCrime & CourtGive closed garda stations back to communityBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2014 1175 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedincenter_img Facebook Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick roller girls get Ireland’s callNext articleSearch to resume for missing county Limerick woman Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

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31 May
2021

Healthy Economy, Low Unemployment Fuels Strong Prices for Owners

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: And the Winner Is… Next: Black Friday Isn’t the Time to Go House Shopping Affordability closed sales Inventory New York State Association of Realtors NYSAR Skinny Housing Market Report 2017-11-22 Dean Terrell Healthy Economy, Low Unemployment Fuels Strong Prices for Owners November 22, 2017 1,893 Views Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Healthy Economy, Low Unemployment Fuels Strong Prices for Owners Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News, REO Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Affordability closed sales Inventory New York State Association of Realtors NYSAR Skinny Housing Market Report About Author: Dean Terrell The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) released its Skinny Housing Market Report focusing on closed home sales and price data for October 2017. The report takes data from several listing systems throughout New York and highlights many key metrics to provide a clear picture of notable market changes. These metrics include new listings, pending sales, the amount of days home are on the market, average sales price, the percentage of the list price received, housing affordability, the inventory of homes for sale, and the months supply of inventory.The report mentions the national unemployment rate registered at 4.1 percent in October this year, meaning joblessness has not been this low since December 2000. With mortgage rates consistently holding at 3.9 percent, the NYSAR believes this combination of factors helps “keep the pool of potential buyers full, even during the so-called off season of home sales.” The NYSAR also notes that historically, mortgage rates have averaged around 6 percent.In October 2017, pending sales measured at 11,823, a 10.4 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Closed sales measured at 12,178 and increased 3.7 percent compared to October 2016, showing the market to be active according to the NYSAR.Homes for sale were down in October compared to the same time last year, showing a 6.6 percent decrease and landing at 69,321 units. It’s worth mentioning that the NYSAR believes there is reason to remain positive even with lower inventory. “There are several signs of impending inventory recovery as sellers become more confident and builders embark upon projects designed to meet demand,” the report stated. The median sales price last month went up compared to last year, with the average sale price being $249,900, a 9.1 percent increase from $229,000 last year. The months supply of inventory was down 9 percent compared to October 2016, which the NYSAR believes will continue to be the case next year and possibly for all of 2018. The percent of list price received at sale rose 0.5 percent, from 96.5 percent last year to 97 percent in October 2017.To view the full report, click here. Subscribelast_img read more

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25 May
2021

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday September 22nd

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – September 22, 2020 center_img Previous articleLuke McAteer continue’s recent good form in ListowelNext article18 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday September 22nd Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday September 22nd:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/22newstues.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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7 May
2021

Lloyd’s Register Group to divest energy business to Inspirit Capital

first_img LR’s Energy business worked on complex and large-scale energy projects. (Credit: Lloyd’s Register Group Services Limited) Global professional services firm Lloyd’s Register Group (LR) has signed an agreement to divest its Energy business unit to investment firm Inspirit Capital.The sale follows a comprehensive review by LR for its business portfolio and strategic direction.The deal is expected to create a new engineering and technical consultancy, which would offer specialist asset performance, risk management and project management expertise across complex industrial assets, the energy transition and rail infrastructure.Founded in the 1930s, LR’s Energy business worked on complex and large-scale energy projects.Since 2005, LR Energy made strategic acquisitions including Capstone, ODS, Human Engineering, Celerity3, ModuSpec, Scandpower and WEST Engineering.The business further expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Senergy in 2013, covering the full energy value chain and life cycle.Deal forms part of LR’s ongoing strategic review of its businessLR CEO Alastair Marsh said that the decision is a part of an ongoing strategic review of its business and is the best option to realise the long-term growth potential of the company’s Energy business.Marsh added: “LR Energy offers world-class engineering solutions across the sector, and the partnership with Inspirit provides them with further support and investment to underpin their growth objectives.”The transaction is planned to be completed on or before 31 October 2020. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.Inspirit Capital founding partner Will Stamp said: “LR’s Energy division has an excellent reputation internationally and we are proud to be supporting the next phase in the development of the business.”LR energy director David Clark said that the deal supports its mission to help clients tackle complexity head-on.Clark added: “This announcement provides us with a partner to build on our existing track record and unlock our growth potential as a standalone business, offering our full suite of technical, regulatory and operational expertise.“The increasing complexity we are seeing, with the transition and restructuring of the energy markets and the impact of digital transformation across our global energy, complex industrial and transport customers, means our solutions are more relevant than ever.” The deal will create a new engineering and technical consultancy that offers specialist asset performance, risk management and project management expertiselast_img read more

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4 May
2021

EUNAVFOR Force Commander Met Representatives from Omani Media

first_img View post tag: Force View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Omani On Tuesday 2 October EU NAVFOR Force Commander met representatives from the Omani media when his flagship, ITS SAN GIUSTO, visited Muscat (Oman). Omani journalists were welcomed by the Force Commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, and he briefed them on the evolution of piracy in previous months, before answering journalists’ questions.The main issue Rear Admiral Credendino was asked about is the importance of Oman as a strategic partner of the EU in the fight against piracy. “Since the beginning of Operation Atalanta in December 2008, Oman is one of EU’s main partners in the fight against piracy and it’s not only because of geographical matters. It’s also because of the active Omani contribution to counter-piracy operations, both in terms of logistics (Salalah is, together with Djibouti, a key port of call for EU NAVFOR warships) and operations, since the Omani Navy and Coast Guard are doing a great job at sea.”Having been asked if he thinks that piracy has been defeated, as last months’ numbers may suggest, the Force Commander replied that “there is no clear evidence that piracy in the Somali basin has been defeated. Furthermore if we consider that the monsoon period is ending and that pirates might come back to sea with renewed energy. My opinion” – he added – “is that there will be no end to Somali piracy until political and social stability ashore in Somalia has been restored. What I can assure you and the whole Omani citizenship is that we will not let our guard down”.During ITS SAN GIUSTO’s port visit to Muscat, Rear Admiral Credendino also met with important Omani Authorities. Whilst visiting the Omani Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, he met the Deputy Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, H.E. Sayyed Said bin Ibrahim Al Busaidi. He also met the Vice Chief of the Omani Navy, Commodore Mohammed bin Ali Mubarik Al Farsi, at the Omani Navy’s headquarters. Both the meetings confirmed the commitment of Omani Authorities to supporting EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta in the fight against piracy.During the port visit a group of Omani Navy and Coast Guard Officers visited ITS SAN GIUSTO and were shown the operational capabilities of the ship both as an amphibious platform and as a flagship.The Force Commander also met the Cypriot Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Michalis A.Zacharioglou during an informal meeting at the Italian Embassy, hosted by the Italian Ambassador, H.E. Mrs. Paola Amedei.H.E. Mr. Michalis A.Zacharioglouz, acting as EU Ambassador to Oman, confirmed to Rear Admiral Credendino that, far from being only a military concern, Somali piracy is first and foremost an international political matter. H.E. Mr. Michalis A.Zacharioglou expressed his appreciation for the results obtained by Operation Atalanta since it began in December 2008, with particular note given to the successes of the last year.Rear Admiral Credendino also met the Defense Attachés of Italy, USA, France and Japan on board ITS SAN GIUSTO, for a brief update on the results obtained in the fight against piracy and the possible evolution of piracy itself in the near future.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 05, 2012; Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: News by topic Share this article EUNAVFOR Force Commander Met Representatives from Omani Media View post tag: Commandercenter_img View post tag: met View post tag: Representatives View post tag: EUNAVFOR October 5, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today EUNAVFOR Force Commander Met Representatives from Omani Media View post tag: Naval View post tag: Medialast_img read more

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