Ten reasons to buy the new issue of Rugby World

first_imgFind out what’s inside the November 2016 issue of Rugby World – it’s a European special! This season’s European competitions kick off this month and the new issue of Rugby World has you covered with a look at all five Champions Cup pools and a preview of the Challenge Cup. Plus, we have an exclusive interview with British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland and much more. Here are ten reasons to pick up a copy of Rugby World’s November issue…1. European Champions CupWe have the lowdown on every pool for 2016-17 with a series of big-name interviews. Alex Goode sets out the target of back-to-back titles with Saracens, Glasgow centre Mark Bennett talks Europe and the Olympics, and we catch up with the Davies brothers – Jonathan and James – who have been reunited at the Scarlets. We also sit down with four Northampton players, head to European giants Toulouse to talk to Toby Flood, analyse the myriad of centre options at Ulster and chat to Ireland prop Marty Moore about his Wasps move.Pull no punches: James and Jonathan Davies have a joke during our shoot. Photo: Tom Jackson2. Warren Gatland exclusiveDuring Rugby World’s exclusive sitdown with British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland, we discuss the 2017 tour to New Zealand as well as his dream dinner party guests, how he gets away from rugby and what scares him. Plus, we look at those in the running for assistant coach positions on the tour.3. The global season debateIt’s the hot topic in rugby right now – how to create a more structured season that works for both hemispheres and puts player welfare to the fore. It’s a difficult problem but Stephen Jones lays out a ten-point plan to cure the congestion.Tight squeeze: New Zealand’s Brodie Retallick is wrapped up by Argentina. Photo: Getty Images4. 30 minutes with Dan CarterNew Zealand World Cup winner Dan Carter will be leading Racing 92’s European Cup bid this month, but we decided to grill him on life away from rugby. The fly-half talks embarrassing moments, Paris highlights and why he’d want The Rock to play him in a film of his life.All smiles: Dan Carter has a laugh at Racing 92. Photo: Getty Images5. Rugby in SiberiaRussian side Enisei will play in the European Challenge Cup again this season – but they won’t be playing any games at their home ground in Krasnoyarsk. We speak to EPCR to find out why, discover how the players feel and talk to last season’s opponents about how tough the Russian club are to play. Leading figures: English club captains at the Champions Cup launch. Photo: Inpho LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Russian adventure: Enisei in Challenge Cup action last season. Photo: Inpho6. Grass-roots clubs newsWith the 2016-17 season in full swing, Rugby World’s unrivalled clubs section is back, with news from grass-roots clubs across the country.Magic touch: Clifton feature in the first Club Focus of the 2016-17 season. Photo: Warwick Baker7. Greene King IPA ChampionshipHow can England’s second tier become more effective? Should it follow France’s lead with the ProD2? We present a plan to help the Greene King IPA Championship thrive.The line-up: The Greene King IPA Championship season launch. Photo: RFU8. Japan 2019 travel tipsLast month we gave you the inside track on how preparations were going for the next World Cup and this month we provide advice for any fans thinking of travelling to Japan for the tournament in 2019. There are top tips and ideas of what to do in each of the RWC 2019 host cities.9. Women’s rugbyCharlotte Caslick was the star of the women’s sevens at the Rio Olympics so we find out how she’s approaching a new season with Australia. Plus, we catch up with prop Rochelle Clark, who is hoping to overtake Jason Leonard’s tally of 114 Tests this year to become the most-capped England player ever.Gold standard: Charlotte Caslick in action at the Rio Olympics. Photo: Getty Images10. How to grubber kick TAGS: Highlight Leicester fly-half Freddie Burns explains how to get the most out of kicking along the deck with his top tips on how to grubber kick. We also have a backs move from Ulster coach Neil Doak, fitness tips for wingers and skills advice for mini rugby players in our advice section.Tiger tap: Freddie Burns puts in a grubber kick for Leicester. Photo: Getty ImagesFor the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here. Find your local stockist here and you can download the digital edition here.last_img read more

MUI calls on Muslims to comply with health protocols during Idul Adha

first_img“We need to focus on our health. If we are unfit or carrying preexisting diseases, it is advisable for us to pray from home.”Residents who wish to perform qurban (animal sacrifice) for Idul Adha are suggested to go to abattoirs in order to prevent crowds during the ritual. In addition, the MUI recommended that qurban be done by professionals.“We must pay attention to the cattle’s health conditions,” Asrorun said, adding that the cattle should meet the requirement for qurban – proper age and good health.He also called on qurban procession committees or religious social institutions to distribute the qurban meat directly to those in need and prevent any large crowds from forming during the qurban.The MUI had previously warned that, given the current pandemic, distributing the meat immediately after the ritual might pose a health risk. Thus, it suggested the qurban meat be processed into canned food or cooked as rendang before being distributed. The council through its fatwa permits the distribution of qurban meat at a later time after Idul Adha, suggesting that any excess meat should be preserved instead of thrown out.During this year’s Idul Adha, Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic group, Muhammadiyah, encouraged Muslims to convert their qurban into sadaqah (alms) to help those who have been hit hard by the pandemic.Topics : To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has called on all Muslims nationwide to maintain health protocols when celebrating and praying on Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice), which falls on Friday.Repeating previous calls from the Religious Affairs Ministry and Muslim groups, the MUI fatwa commission secretary, Asrorun Niam Sholeh, advised people living in areas at high risk of COVID-19 transmission to pray at home.“Those living in considerably safer areas are allowed to perform mass prayers in mosques but they must comply with strict health protocols. Use masks, perform wudhu [ablution rituals] at home, bring our own sajadah [praying mat] and maintain a physical distance,” Asrorun said through a written statement on Tuesday.last_img read more

Luxury Gold Coast penthouse sells for $4.45 million

first_imgEntertaining guests would be a breeze with this bar.The Bulletin reported the sale earlier this month but marketing agent Duncan Longmore, of Kollosche, would only say it sold for less than its asking price of $5.25 million.Despite selling for almost $1 million less than its asking price, the sale eclipses the figure its neighbour fetched almost two years ago.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMORE NEWS: Biggest apartment sales in QLD MORE NEWS: Champion hurdler Sally Pearson sells Queensland home It’s all class inside. One of the penthouses topping the Rivage Royale building has sold for $4.45 million.THE multimillion-dollar sale price of a luxury penthouse topping Southport’s Rivage Royale tower has been revealed weeks after it sold.Realestate.com.au now shows the tri-level skyhome, known as the northern penthouse, changed hands for $4.45 million. The southern penthouse, which was once owned by former fugitive businessman Lux Daswani, changed hands for $3.795 million almost two years ago.A local buyer bought that residence, which hit the market in November 2015, from brother and sister Peter Kyriakou and Athena Jordan.The siblings inherited the property from their father Paul Kyriakou, who bought the tri-level Rivage Royale home from receivers in 2001 for $1.42 million. center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 Not a bad spot to entertain.Receivers and mortgagees moved in on Mr Daswani’s assets after he fled Australia in 2000.Mr Longmore told the Bulletin earlier this month the penthouses’ floorplans were mirror images but their styles were completely different.“(They are) the same size — about 850sq m with their own pools,” he said.“The (southern) one needed a renovation whereas this one had had a beautiful renovation 10 years ago.”A local buyer also bought the northern penthouse, which had been on the market about a year before it was snapped up. The view stretches as far as the eye can see.last_img read more

Wilfried Bony claims he should have started for Manchester City against Arsenal

first_img With manager Manuel Pellegrini’s position already under increased speculation given Pep Guardiola’s announcement he will be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer, City have now failed to win away in the Premier League since mid-September. And Bony has heaped more pressure on his manager after claiming he should have been tasked with leading the line at Arsenal instead of coming on around the hour-mark as an ineffectual Aguero departed. When asked if he deserved to be playing, the former Swansea forward said: “I think so. “He (Aguero) is coming back from injury. He hasn’t played for a couple of weeks. I’m disappointed today that I didn’t start but I’m not the coach. “The coach does what he thinks is best for the team. I’m sure everyone on the bench wants to play. He just has to choose 11 players. “So when I come on I just try to do my best to try to score or to give an assist to the other players to score to help the team to win.” Bony, 27, arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Swansea in January for a fee of £28million but has only started 10 league games in that time. He also revealed he would talk to Pellegrini about his position amid speculation regarding his own future Wilfried Bony believes he should have started for Manchester City in their defeat at Barclays Premier League title rivals Arsenal on Monday. The Ivory Coast striker had scored three in four games while City’s talismanic forward Sergio Aguero was missing with a heel injury. But Aguero was declared fit ahead of the clash at the Emirates Stadium and came straight into a side that was then beaten 2-1 by the Gunners. Press Association “That’s my feeling today,” he said when asked if he would air his views to his manager. “We have lost the game so we just have to be ready for the next game. I will continue to work hard and think about the next game, prepare very well then it will depend on the coach who he is going to put in.” Bony was then asked if it summed up where he was in Pellegrini’s thinking if he was dropped as soon as Aguero was deemed fit enough to start. “That’s what I mean,” he said. “Everyone on the team wants to play but the coach has to choose 11 players. If its good for the team like this its okay. We go with that. Everyone must be ready to give 100 per cent.” Bony did refute claims talk of Guardiola taking charge at City in the summer was causing a distraction and does not feel the players are lacking belief. When asked if City were losing confidence, he replied: “I don’t think so. “We didn’t play well. I think they deserved to win. I think we will find our way in the next game so we just have to think about that. “I don’t know anything about that (Guardiola links) so its not in my mind. There are a lot of games to play so we will think about the next game.” last_img read more

4 firemen to be charged for stealing from crashed plane

first_imgFour of the 12 firemen who are accused of stealing the personal belongings of crew members and passengers from the Fly Jamaica aircraft which crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) over two weeks ago, are to be charged and placed before the courts for the crime.This is according to Guyana Police Force (GPF) Public Relations Officer (PRO) Jairam Ramlakhan.“Please be advised that legal advice has been obtained to the effect that four of the implicated firemen be charged criminally,” Ramlakhan said on Tuesday.Based on advice from the Force’s Legal Advisor, Justice Claudette Singh, one of the firemen will be charged with simple larceny, while the other three will face charges to the effect of “having under their control articles reasonably suspected to have been stolen”.The four firemen are likely to appear in court soon.The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was the first responder to the November 9, 2018 crash site when the Fly Jamaica plane crashed during an emergency landing less than an hour after taking off for Toronto, Canada, due to technical complications.The incident occurred around 02:45h and later that day, several crew members and passengers complained of missing belongings. Several firefighters were later implicated in the act of theft, which has been described as an embarrassment by many, since they had exclusive access to the crashed plane.It was reported that one of the firemen had reportedly returned some of the stolen items while some were found at the Timehri Fire Service. The following morning the matter was reported to the Police.Fire Chief Marlon Gentle subsequently confirmed that the dozen firemen were suspended from duties pending investigations by the Police. In the meantime, the Fire Service had also held an independent inquiry into the theft allegations.Justice Singh had ordered Police investigators to carry out further work before advising on a way forward.Meanwhile, at the recently-concluded International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Conference held in Guyana over a five-day period.Several ranks of the Police Force’s Steel Orchestra were also implicated in stealing some model planes.It was reported that eight ranks were placed under close arrest and were being questioned on the theft of the items that were exhibits at a cocktail reception held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.According to the Force’s PRO, the case file into this incident is still with the Police Legal Advisor.last_img read more

Telegram in history dustbin STOP era ends

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Communications technology speeds full-steam ahead, with cell phones, e-mail, instant messaging and text messaging all at our fingertips 24-7. But in the background, an old standard slips quietly away STOP After 154 years announcing deaths, wars, birthdays, scientific breakthroughs and other news, the Western Union telegram is officially a thing of the past – the last one was sent last Friday. Western Union now plans to focus its attention on financial services. We’ve come a long way from the first telegram, sent in 1844 by Samuel Morse from Washington to Baltimore. He wrote to his partner Alfred Vail to usher in the telegram era, which displaced the Pony Express. His message: “WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?” A look into the past might yield the beginning of an answer. Click on the interactive feature to the right to explore the history of the telegram. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardlast_img read more

Ryanair pilots in Ireland vote overwhelmingly in favour for industrial action

first_imgRyanair’s Irish pilots have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, the Forsa/IALPA trade union has confirmed.The dispute centres around demands for a consistent pay structure and a range of conditions, including maternity, pensions and insurance.The union said it would write to management early next week to outline plans for action unless the airline agrees to union pay proposals by Monday. The IALPA members voted by 94% in favour of industrial action, and the union will have to serve notice of at least seven days to the airline before it can take place.180 of Ryanair’s Irish based pilots are members of IALPA.The vote comes after Ryanair pilots in the UK announced they will strike over two days in August and three days in September.Members of Ryanair’s Portuguese cabin crew trade union are also set to go on strike for five days from August 21st in a dispute over leave. Ryanair suffered a series of damaging strikes last year which cost the airline €120 million in refunds, fare cuts and lost business. Ryanair pilots in Ireland vote overwhelmingly in favour for industrial action was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Round-up: FFP latest, QPR youngster leaves, Bees fitness boost, Voges ruled out

first_imgQPR now expect their Financial Fair Play dispute to be resolved by a commission.Rangers are challenging the legality of the Football League’s Championship FFP rules, under which the club face a massive fine for losses recorded during the 2013-2014 financial year.Despite several subsequent reports of an imminent deal between the two parties, legal arguments have failed to resolve the issue and Rangers now believe the matter will be referred to a commission.Grant Hall has been named as QPR fans’ player of the year, with Tjaronn Chery winning the players’ player of the year award.Hall and Chery have impressed for Rangers this seasonAnd Rangers’ Under-18s captain Tom Matthews has signed for Welsh champions The New Saints after being allowed to leave Loftus Road.Meanwhile, former QPR man Gary Waddock has returned to Aldershot Town for a second spell as manager.Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has said he believes Chelsea could play home matches at Wembley for three years while Stamford Bridge is being redeveloped.Brentford captain Jake Bidwell and striker Lasse Vibe have both returned to training ahead of Saturday’s final game of the Championship season.Bidwell and Vibe are expected to be available on SaturdayFulham will end their campaign at home to Bolton, who could have on-loan Arsenal winger Wellington Silva back from injury.In terms of transfer speculation, Juventus are reportedly close to a deal to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, while QPR’s Junior Hoilett has been linked with a move to Swansea.And in cricket, Middlesex captain Adam Voges will miss next week’s County Championship match against Nottinghamshire as he is recovering from concussion.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors-Mavericks: Draymond Green to miss weekend contest in Dallas

first_imgWarriors forward Draymond Green is listed as out for Saturday’s matchup against the Dallas Mavericks with a sprained toe, while Alfonzo McKinnie is questionable with a foot issue, the team announced Friday evening.Green – who’s dealt with a myriad of injuries this season – returned from the same injury in Friday’s 107-86 loss to the Rockets, registering five rebounds and five assists but five turnovers in 24 minutes. Green has missed three of the past five games.McKinnie, who started …last_img read more

Mandela archive now live on the web

first_img28 March 2012 The new Nelson Mandela Digital Archive is now live on the web, giving the global public – along with historians, educationalists, researchers and activists from around the world – free access to extensive information about the life and legacy of this extraordinary African statesman. In 2011, internet giant Google gave a US$1.25-million [R8.6million] grant to the Johannesburg-based Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) to help preserve and digitise thousands of archival documents, photographs and videos about Mandela. On Tuesday, the resulting online multimedia archive – archive.nelsonmandela.org – become a reality. Rare images, never-seen drafts According to the NMCM, the archive includes Mandela’s correspondence with family, comrades and friends, diaries written during his 27 years of imprisonment, and notes he made while leading the negotiations that ended apartheid in South Africa. The archive will also include the earliest-known photograph of Mandela, rare images of his cell on Robben Island in the 1970s, and never-seen drafts of Mandela’s manuscripts for the sequel to his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. “This digital initiative will make it possible for us to reach the full spectrum of our stakeholders, from the global elite to systemically disadvantaged South Africans,” the centre’s Verne Harris said at the launch of the archive in Johannesburg on Tuesday. “Visitors can search and browse the archives to explore different parts of Mr Mandela’s life and work in depth: Early Life, Prison Years, Presidential Years, Retirement, Books for Mandela, Young People, and My Moments with a Legend.”Interactive online experience Also speaking at the launch, Steve Crossan, director of the Google Cultural Institute, said the project “shows how the internet can help preserve historical heritage and make it available to the world. “We’ve worked closely with the NMCM to create an interactive online experience with powerful search and browsing tools, so that users can explore Mr Mandela’s inspiring life story.” Luke Mckend, country manager for Google South Africa, said the archive currently included over 1 900 unique images, documents and videos, and would grow over time. “South Africans from all walks of life can now engage with important parts of our country’s history,” Mckend said. “For example, reading handwritten pages of a letter smuggled from Robben Island in 1977, or seeing warrant documents that sent Mr Mandela to jail, first for five years and then for life.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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