18 Jun

FOUL PLAY: What the disciplinary committees said about Marler, Lawes and Tuilagi

first_imgFriday Mar 13, 2020 FOUL PLAY: What the disciplinary committees said about Marler, Lawes and Tuilagi Three sanctions were delivered last night after citings that arose in the England vs Wales Six Nations match at Twickenham this past weekend. The most controversial and spoken about is of course the Joe Marler incident, but there were also dangerous tackles by Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes.ADVERTISEMENTWhile Marler’s awkward crotch grab on Alun Wyn Jones grabbed all the headlines, Tuilagi was actually red carded later in the match, and Lawes himself was in a bit of hot water after his tackle.Here are the full hearing rulings for you to peruse, as well as short clips of each incident.Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!Manu TuilagiThe England No.13, Manu Tuilagi, appeared before an independent Disciplinary Committee in Dublin today. Mr Tuilagi had received a red card in the match in the Guinness Six Nations Championship between England and Wales on 7 March 2020 at Twickenham. The red card was issued for an infringement of Law 9.16 (dangerous charge) when, in the 75th minute of the match, he tackled the Wales No.14, George North.Mr. Tuilagi accepted that he had committed an act of foul play but did not accept that it warranted a red card.The Disciplinary Committee, which comprised David Hurley (Ireland), Donal Courtney (Ireland) and Sarah Smith (Scotland), heard evidence and submissions from Mr Tuilagi and his legal counsel, Richard Smith QC respectively (as well as from Six Nations’ legal representative). The Disciplinary Committee found that Mr Tuilagi had committed an act of foul play (an infringement of Law 9.16) and that it had warranted a red card.The Disciplinary Committee found that the act of foul play warranted a mid-range entry point (six weeks’ suspension) and reduced that by two weeks to take account of mitigating factors (including good conduct and immediate remorse).  Mr Tuilagi is therefore suspended for four weeks and, given his playing schedule, he is free to resume playing on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. He was reminded of his right of appeal.ADVERTISEMENTCourtney LawesThe England flanker, Courtney Lawes, appeared before an independent Disciplinary Committee in Dublin today. Mr Lawes had been the subject of a citing complaint by the independent citing commissioner, Peter Ferguson, following the match in the Guinness Six Nations Championship between England and Wales on 7 March 2020 at Twickenham. The citing complaint alleged that Mr Lawes had infringed Law 9.13 (dangerous tackling) when, in the first half of the match, he tackled Alun Wyn Jones.Mr Lawes accepted that he had committed an act of foul play, but he did not accept that it warranted a red card.The Disciplinary Committee, which comprised David Hurley (Ireland), Sarah Smith (Scotland) and Donal Courtney (Ireland), heard evidence and submissions from Mr Lawes and his legal counsel, Richard Smith QC respectively (as well as from Six Nations’ legal representative). The Disciplinary Committee found that Mr Lawes had committed an act of foul play (an infringement of Law 9.13) but not such that it had warranted a red card, so the citing complaint was not upheld.Mr Lawes is free to resume playing immediately.ADVERTISEMENTJoe MarlerThe England prop forward, Joe Marler, appeared before an independent Disciplinary Committee in Dublin today. Mr Marler had been the subject of a citing complaint by the independent citing commissioner, Peter Ferguson, following the match in the Guinness Six Nations Championship between England and Wales on 7 March 2020 at Twickenham. The citing complaint alleged that Mr Marler had infringed Law 9.27 (acts against the spirit of good sportsmanship) when, in the first half of the match, he grabbed, twisted or squeezed the genitals of a Welsh player.Mr Marler accepted that he had committed an act of foul play, albeit that he did not accept that he had grabbed, twisted or squeezed the genitals of the Welsh player and he did not accept that it warranted a red card.The Disciplinary Committee, which comprised David Hurley (Ireland), Sarah Smith (Scotland) and Stefan Terblanche (South Africa), heard evidence and submissions from Mr Marler and his legal counsel, Richard Smith QC respectively (as well as from Six Nations’ legal representative). The Disciplinary Committee found that Mr Marler had committed an act of foul play (an infringement of Law 9.27) and that it had warranted a red card, so the citing complaint was upheld.The Disciplinary Committee found that the act of foul play warranted a low-end entry point (twelve weeks’ suspension) and reduced that by three weeks to take account of mitigating factors (including good character and remorse) but increased it by one week to take account of his most recent disciplinary record. Mr Marler is therefore suspended for 10 weeks and, given his playing schedule, is free to resume playing on Monday, 8 June 2020. He was reminded of his right of appeal. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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15 Jun

Eyewitness account of Charlotte rebellion in response to cops killing Keith Lamont Scott

first_imgThe following article is based on an eyewitness report.  As we go to press on Sept. 21, another rebellion has erupted in Charlotte, N.C.  A protester was shot in the head in downtown Charlotte.  Tear gas is being used on the protesters along with other forms of repression.  The Charlotte police chief claims in an earlier press conference today that Keith Lamont Scott was armed, while eyewitnesses to the shooting say that Scott was reading a book when he was killed.On Sept. 20, an estimated 1,000 protesters shut down northeast Charlotte, N.C., after cops fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old Black man with disabilities, who was waiting for his children to get off the school bus..Protesters started gathering around 6 p.m. outside The Village at College Downs apartments. A couple hours later as the police started to leave the neighborhood where Keith was killed, protesters heroically surrounded their cars and would not allow them to move.It didn’t take long for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to send out cops in full riot gear. Protesters didn’t let up, meeting the cops at every line they made. As soon as it turned dark, CMPD started throwing teargas at protesters, which was thrown back at them in noble resistance. This heroic stand off by the protesters continued for hours.The frontline moved down Old Concord Road, with protesters moving to shut down WT Harris Blvd. Eventually they shut down main highway I-85 from 12 midnight to 4 a.m. During this time the protest continued to escalate, as the righteous people brought much-deserved justice to multiple cop cars and to trucks liberated so their content  could be set ablaze.‘Reading while Black’Scott’s family says he read books while waiting for his children every day. Throughout the night protesters stated over and over that reading while Black is not a crime! CMPD claims he was “armed,” which in an open carry state is not a crime. But we know that the police are pigs who lie to cover up their murders on behalf of capitalists.In 2015, CMPD only killed Black people; in 2016, two of three people killed by CMPD have been Black. Activist organizers and the people mobilizing in Charlotte are fed up with the militarized pigs occupying Black neighborhoods. Cop cars and the private property the police serve to “protect” can be replaced, but Keith will never see his seven children again.September 20 saw multiple heroic acts of  Black self-determination, which shook the pigs and capitalist class to their rotten core. The courageous protesters resisted the pigs at every step of the march, and the struggle for justice is far from over.All forms of rebellion by oppressed people must be supported, especially when our class can truly strike a deep blow right in the heart of capitalism and white supremacy.Justice for #KeithScott! Jail killer cops!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

12 May

Panel meets to weigh up cost of living in London

first_imgThe panel appointed to review London weighting will meet for the first timetomorrow. As reported by Personnel Today last October, a six-strong panel will look atthe issues surrounding compensation for the higher cost of living and workingin London. The London weighting concept is being re-evaluated for the first time since1974 and the panel will also examine how pay in the capital contributes tostaff retention and recruitment. The panel comprises members of public and private sector, trades unions andacademic bodies. Its representatives are Bill Knight (chairman), FrancescaOkosi, Denise Milani, John Chastney, Professor Robert Elliot and ChrisHumphreys. Knight said: “Many people say they can no longer afford to live in thecapital and this is a big problem affecting recruitment and retention. We wantour report, which will be completed next summer, to be genuinely useful todecision-makers. “If we do our job properly, our report should help those who negotiatepay to set a fair London premium,” he added. www.london.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos. Panel meets to weigh up cost of living in LondonOn 22 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

18 Nov

From a brave and crazy dream to reality: The popular WRC (World Rally Championship) is coming to Croatia in 2021.

first_img2013 launches specialized sports channel – Creator of TV which broadcasts in almost all cable operators in the country. In parallel with the launch of the channel, Štetner is also investing in a satellite and television center in Jastrebarsko. In 2014, he signed exclusive cooperation agreements with Eurosport and other major television companies. In early 2012, he founded a racing team CREATOR RACING TEAM with the aim of racing in karting and foreign Formula One categories. Also, Stetner is and is a member of the FIA’s digital motorsport group and has been involved in creating rules worldwide, as well as no less important, president of the Croatian Network of Business Angels- CRANE. The start and finish of the race will be in Zagreb, and it will be driven on the local roads of Zagreb, Karlovac and Krapina-Zagorje counties. How attractive these races are is best illustrated by the figure of 836 million spectators who watched the WRC last year. The clubs responsible for the organization of the Croatia Rally are DT from Poreč and Cro Dakar Team from Zagreb, with the support of the Croatian Auto and Karting Association. The story goes something like this. More 2017. The, after Croatia Rally, as a successor to INA Delta Rally, moved to Istria in 2013 as a European Rally Championship, the team around Auto Club DT from Poreč, AK Cro Dakar Team from Zagreb and AK Delta Sport from Zagreb, with the support of the then President of Croatia Matko Bolanča’s car and karting association (HAKS), HAKS vice-president Domagoj Kamenski and HAKS secretary Zrinko Gregurek, started working more concretely on the idea of ​​bringing the WRC to Croatia. Thanks to Zrinko Gregurek, secretary of HAKS, Croatian beauties, tourist infrastructure and winding, slippery, hilly and narrow Istrian and Kvarner roads, with the persistence of project managers Daniel Šaškin, Marin Frček and their team, the WRC was at the door. Then in September, the most important people of the WRC and the FIA ​​visited Croatia to present our ideas and possibilities. It is clear to everyone that one such global attraction is a magnet for extending the tourist season and how much it will do to promote and brand Croatia on a global level. We could clearly see this in the example of the Tour of Croatia race, which was unfortunately destroyed due to private interests and went down in beautiful history. And this can only be achieved with new attractive content and strong entertainment and sports events in the pre- and post-season, such as undoubtedly the WRC. Jean Todt: WRC is coming to Croatia in 2021. Everything listed in short lines, without sleepless nights and all the struggle that was under the media radar, led to yesterday’s video address of Jean Todt on the site Croatian Car and Karting Association – HAKS. Every event or quality content drives the economy, generates consumption, creates a motive for coming, raises the quality of life, not to mention one global event like the WRC. At that time, all the prerequisites for the day’s agreement were on the table, and the organizers wanted the WRC in Croatia to be organized in April, May, early June, late September or October 2019 or 2020. But then the whole story stopped and there was no news about the progress of the negotiations. In 2019, the WRC monitored 836 million viewers, and 13 races attracted more than 4 million viewers, while the races achieved 1.4 billion online impressions. About 1500 accredited journalists report on the competition, and almost 9860 hours of TV programs have been produced and broadcast in more than 150 countries around the world. Feasibility studies prepared in 2017 by the Faculty of Economics and Tourism from Pula, headed by prof. dr. sc. Robert Zenzerović, Cooperative for Ethical Financing from Zagreb and an abbreviated study Department of Economics and Sports Management of the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb headed by Dr. sc. Sanela Škorić et al. Matom Bartoluciem from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, and based on data from other WRC races in the world, proves that this is a project of great benefit to the Republic of Croatia. Also, in the same year, the Kreator Group successfully obtained media rights for the most prestigious sailing race around the world – Volvo Ocean Race ™ and the rights to broadcast the World Motorcycle Championship – MotoGP ™ and other premium sports rights. In 2019, the WRC was watched by 836 million viewers A meeting was held at the highest level, with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, the project had the support of MINT and CNTB, and things were more than promising. In fact, Croatia was granted the WRC in 2018, but Turkey was faster, so in almost a week it obtained all the necessary permits and state guarantees and signed a contract with the WRC promoter for the end of September, which Croatian organizers had hoped for. After that, the term offered to Croatia was in July 2018, which was not acceptable given the seasonal crowds and the peak tourist season, and the organizers want the WRC in Croatia to be organized in April, May, early June, late September or October . In the last seven years, the WRC has recorded a significant trend of growing popularity. This was helped by the implementation of new television technologies with the creative use of footage from helicopters and drones. Interestingly, Jean Todt in his address specifically referred to the successful organization and holding of the 46th INA Delta Rally in Zagreb, which took place at the end of September this year, especially in the context of restrictions and epidemiological measures related to the coronavirus epidemic. I emphasize this because the holding of the 46th INA Delta Rally in Zagreb caused an unnecessary revolt of certain citizens in Zagreb due to the closure of certain streets for the purpose of holding the race, ie the created crowds in the city. Interestingly, maintaining it was the last confirmation and step that today we can say that the WRC is coming to Croatia in 2021. In the most conservative calculations the generated consumption would amount to 22 million euros. Direct profit for the state, only through VAT, is the least four million euros, while the indirect profit of the project through media effects is huge 41 million euros. There he would draw a parallel in the case of the Ultra Festival in Split, where citizens complained that during and after the festival a lot of garbage remains. My comment was the attached article, how we should be happy that there is garbage, in fact let it be as much as possible. Because if there is garbage – there are tourists as well as consumption. But he went back to the chronology. Finally in July 2020, Jean Todt, President World Automobile Federation (FIA) he visited Croatia, and the main topic of the meetings with Croatian officials was the possibility of holding the World Rally Championship race in Croatia. By the way, under the leadership of Jean Todt from 1993 to 2008 – Ferrari won 14 titles in Formula 1, a name that does not need to be specifically represented anywhere in the world. But then in March 2019, the former assistant president and longtime member of the Board of the Croatian Auto and Karting Association, Davorin Stetner he was elected the new president of the alliance. Without any multiplication of the success and effort of the entire team that worked from the beginning on the whole story, but the arrival of Stetner at the forefront was a game changer and a change of direction through a new narrator. Because Davorin Štetner, entrepreneur and investor, was written in capital letters in the history of Formula 2011 in 1 as the youngest private owner of Formula 1 TV rights in the world. An achievement that enabled him to have direct contacts with the leading people of Formula 1, as well as the position of special guest of all F1 events around the world. / / / I ASK THE ORGANIZERS OF THE ULTRA FESTIVAL TO LEAVE US MORE GARBAGE NEXT YEAR That there are at least as many such and other events in the city of Zagreb, that at least the streets are closed as much as possible due to various events, because that befits a modern urban European city, including Lijepa naša. The problem of congestion in the city of Zagreb is already present, but it has nothing to do with the race, but the impossibility of widening the roads, and on the other hand too many cars on the roads. Simply put, the city of Zagreb is not planned to be able to receive as many cars as it operates on the streets of Zagreb every day, and that is a matter of strategic development of the city. Not holding a race. On the other hand, it is also one of the compromises of life in a big city or city center. It’s as if someone in the main square is complaining because they care about concerts in town and are bothered by noise. Everything has its advantages and disadvantages, including life in Zagreb or the city center. It is about many years of struggle, lobbying and positioning Croatia as an ideal destination for the WRC, so that I could write this article today. If only there were more “crazy people” like Davorin Štetner, because without such “crazy people” we would not be writing about the WRC in Croatia today, as well as about many business successes in Croatia. Luckily, we have such dreamers all over Croatia, we just have to give them the opportunity to spread their wings and make us proud, as is the case with the entire team that has worked on the WRC in Croatia for years, not only a dream but also a reality. “This was literally a fight of 11 rounds, and now the most important one awaits us, the organizational and logistical one. Still, the feeling is great because the WRC is, along with Formula 1, the most prestigious octane competition in the world and only selected countries have the opportunity to host this spectacle. In addition to the sports part, we are planning many side events, such as a large economic and investment forum, because sports are first and foremost big business. I am proud and grateful to everyone involved in this complex process! We will show Croatia in the best light and mark 115 years of motoring in Croatia in the best possible way!”, Concluded the president of the Croatian Auto and Karting Association Davorin Stetner. Without thinking about surrendering, the struggle for the arrival of the WRC in Croatia continued. That is how the Government of the Republic of Croatia is 2018. The at its 103rd session, it approved the candidacy for the organization of the World Rally Championship (WRC) in the Republic of Croatia in 2019 and 2020. This was the first precondition for the globally popular WRC to be held for the first time in Croatia, as the FIA ​​and WRC Promoters condition the bringing of one WRC station only by active participation of state institutions in the project on several levels, of course to ensure quality performance and an organization at the level required by the whole event. The World Motorsport Council, the council of the FIA ​​World Automobile Federation, confirmed yesterday that the Croatia Rally is included in the calendar of the World Rally Championship ( World Rally Championship – WRC) for 2021. Croatia will host one of the most attractive sports events in the world from 22 to 25 April 2021. Feasibility study: In the most conservative calculations, the generated consumption would amount to 22 million euros In any case, the arrival of WRC in Croatia is a great thing, an opportunity to promote and brand Croatia, because no matter what we think of ourselves, the brand Croatia is still insufficiently recognized throughout the world. After all, the best ambassadors of Lijepa naša so far have been our sporting successes. Well done to the entire team that has been involved in the entire project of bringing the WRC to Croatia from the beginning until today. We can be proud because Croatia is hosting another global spectacle in Croatia.last_img read more

17 Sep

Trojans still with Gibson

first_imgHe might be playing professional basketball about 2,000 miles from his old college stomping grounds, but, at heart Chicago Bulls rookie Taj Gibson is still very much a USC Trojan.Surprise success · Former Trojan Taj Gibson, pictured here last year against California, was selected 26th overall by the Bulls in the 2009 NBA draft with few expectations. Gibson has surprised critics and played well. – Daily Trojan file photo“I miss going to class, meeting new people everyday and the games at the Galen Center,” Gibson said before a recent game against the Los Angeles Clippers. “I miss it a lot.”Gibson still carries a backpack, but, instead of holding school supplies, the bright pink backpack Gibson is forced to wear by his teammates as a form of NBA rookie initiation is designed to serve as a constant reminder that he is merely a first-year player.Gibson might only be a rookie, but he is not playing like one. He has started the majority of the Bulls’ games and is ranked second among NBA rookies in rebounds per game. He was also selected to play in the annual T-Mobile Rookie Challenge Game during All-Star Weekend.“Taj really brings energy,” Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said. “He is someone who plays hard, gets rebounds and knows how to score.”Part of the reason Gibson has been able to have such an immediate impact in the NBA is because he played for three years at USC under coach Tim Floyd, who was a head coach in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets.“Going to USC got me mentally and physically prepared. [Coach Tim Floyd] taught me a lot about the NBA style of play,” Gibson said. “It is a big adjustment. You have to play against different guys, pay attention to details and take care of your body.”When the Bulls drafted Gibson with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft, Gibson left behind an extensive legacy at USC. He helped the Trojans achieve school records with three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and 20-win seasons. Gibson was the 2009 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. He finished his career as USC’s all-time leader in blocked shots and second on USC’s all-time rebounding list.“[Gibson] was a [three] year player at USC, which helped his maturity coming into the league,” Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said. “He is a great kid. He is always bringing effort. He will make a number of mistakes because he is young, but it is not for a lack of effort or intensity.”USC’s streak of three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances will end this season as a result of self-imposed sanctions, stemming from NCAA rule violations involving Gibson’s former USC teammate, O.J. Mayo.“I was kind of pissed,” Gibson said about his reaction to the sanctions. “I was really upset because half of the guys there this year did not have anything to do with that. There are a bunch of new guys. I felt especially bad for the seniors.”When Gibson has been in town to play against the Los Angeles Lakers or Clippers, he has gone to the Galen Center to see his former teammates.“I saw them on campus the other day,” Gibson said. “They are still keeping their heads high, trying to win the Pac-10. The team is good. They have a bunch of good players that will have a bright future in the NBA. It is a shame that, when everybody finally got healthy, they announced the sanctions.”The post positions have been an area of strength for this year’s Trojans, largely because of the experience that the players gained from competing with Gibson in practice last season.“Practicing against Taj helped me a lot,” USC forward Nikola Vucevic said. “In the beginning, when I was guarding him, there was not a lot I could do to stop him. He is a great player, and he is strong. Over time, I was able to stop him a little more. We used to play one-on-one during practice, and he would play hard, push me and foul me. It really helped me improve.”Anyone who believed distance is weakening the bond between Gibson and USC would be mistaken.“I am really looking forward to football season and seeing what [coach Lane] Kiffin is going to do,” Gibson said.To hear Seth Rubinroit’s full interview with Taj Gibson, click here.last_img read more

13 Aug

What channel is the hot dog eating contest on today? Time, TV schedule for Nathan’s 2020

first_imgWhile the coronavirus has closed off the event to the public, contestant’s mouths and stomachs are as open as ever, with Miki Sudo and Joey Chestnut looking to continue their reigns of terror over the women’s and men’s divisions, respectively.So while you’re waiting for your grills to warm up and taking inventory on your fireworks, here’s what you need to know to tune into the show:MORE: Odds & betting guide for Nathan’s contest 2020What time is the hot dog eating contest today?Start time: 12 p.m. ETTV channel: ESPN (TSN in Canada) Well before your hot dogs hit the grill, competitors will be shoving dogs into their own grills.The first showing of the 2020 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest happens at noon today on ESPN, starting with the women’s half of the competition. Defending champ Miki Sudo looks to make it seven in a row, and is once again the prohibitive favorite for the women’s division this year. Over those championship runs, she’s devoured 219 1/2 hot dogs, eclipsing the 40-dog mark once in 2017. Sudo has a chance to break the women’s record 45 hot dogs this year, held by the legendary Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas. Thomas last competed in the event in 2017.The men take the stage soon after the ladies wrap up clean off, with Joey Chestnut looking to secure his 13th Mustard Belt. Once again, “Jaws” is the odds-on favorite to secure the championship, adding to an already-record 12 titles. Chestnut’s reign at the top has been a sight to behold, blowing competition out of the water every year: Chestnut has out-eaten the second-place winners 287 to 227 over his current four-year championship reign.Hot dog eating contest TV scheduleIf you miss the initial showing of the contest, you’ll have plenty more opportunities to catch the competitors on the tube:NetworkDateTimeESPNSaturday, July 412 p.m.ESPNNewsSaturday, July 42 p.m.ESPN2Saturday, July 44 p.m.ESPN2Saturday, July 48 p.m.ESPNNewsSaturday, July 49 p.m.ESPNNewsSunday, July 512 a.m.ESPNNewsSunday, July 52 p.m.ESPN2Sunday, July 511 p.m. It’s July 4th, so you know what that means — sun’s out, buns out.By buns, we mean the ones on hot dogs, of course. If you’re looking for copious amounts of calories and gleeful gluttons shoving frankfurter after frankfurter down their gullets, then Nathan’s has the event for you: in just a few hours, competitive eaters will be taking the stage at a private location for the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.last_img read more

21 Dec

Councillor slams decision to refuse John Downey bail

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has slammed the arrest and detention of Co. Donegal man John Downey as ‘outrageous’. The Creeslough man was extradited to Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland earlier this month.The 67-year-old was refused bail yesterday amid fears he could flee before any trial for the car bomb attack which killed Ulster Defence Regiment members Alfred Johnston and James Eames in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. The High Court Judge in Belfast said on Tuesday that Mr Downey was a “real and substantial risk” to abscond if granted bail. Speaking following the ruling, local councillor Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig, said: “The ongoing detention of 67-year-old John Downing is outrageous. “Refusing him bail is inexcusable if only because, in light of the Dublin government’s decision to extradite him, he has no-where to go.“Moreover, the charges and alleged evidence are without any merit.  “The recent BBC Spotlight programme, ‘The Troubles’ has detailed not only how British authorities colluded with loyalist death squads but that physical and forensic evidence had either been removed or contaminated. “How on earth can the British State maintain the integrity of what it claims as evidence – supposedly gathered almost a half-century ago – in the John Downey case.”He added that he should be released and be given an apology by the Irish Government. Councillor slams decision to refuse John Downey bail was last modified: October 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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) Tags:arrestCreesloughJohn Downeylast_img read more

21 Dec

Chelsea ‘ready to gazump Arsenal and Liverpool to snatch Barca striker’

first_imgChelsea are ready to gazump Arsenal and Liverpool to snatch Barcelona striker David Villa, the Daily Mirror say.It is claimed interim manager Rafael Benitez is planning a £12m raid for his fellow Spaniard.The Daily Mail say Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle remains a serious target but Villa is available, possibly on loan until the end of the season, which means he would not interfere with Chelsea’s long-term pursuit of Radamel Falcao.Frank Lampard has been told his Chelsea career is over and that he can find a new club in January, according to The Sun.A source is quoted as saying: “Frank is absolutely distraught. He wants to keep playing for Chelsea but they’ve told him to find another club in the January transfer window.“He can’t believe it. All he wants to do is play for Chelsea. This club means everything to him.”The Daily Star say John Terry’s contract will not be renewed because club owner Roman Abamovch has not forgiven the captain and Lampard for failing to back former boss Andre Villas-Boas.Meanwhile, QPR chairman Tony Fernandes is determined to deliver the signing of Newcastle striker Demba Ba for manager Harry Redknapp, the Mirror reports.It is claimed Fernandes is prepared to include a clause in any deal allowing Ba to leave for a minimal fee if he joins Rangers and they are subsequently relegated.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

16 Dec

U.S. Green Building Council Names Award Recipients

first_imgOther award winnersOther projects recognized in the 2017 LEED Homes Awards were these:Project of the Year: The House at Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, New York, is a 26-story Passive House apartment building.Outstanding Single-Family Developer: Maracay Homes in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company has built more than 9,000 homes in Phoenix and Tucson.Outstanding Multi-Family Developer: The Hudson Companies Inc., which has completed more than 3,500 housing units in the New York metro area, including The House at Cornell Tech.Outstanding Affordable Project: Crescent Crossings Phase 1, Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a four-part project that is helping to transform a high-crime section of the city.Outstanding Affordable Developer Builder: Native American Connection, Phoenix, Arizona. The project offers high-quality, safe, and affordable apartments to both individuals and families. The U.S. Green Building Council has named a high-performance house in a Decatur, Georgia, historic district as its 2017 Outstanding Single-Family Project.The house will be familiar to Green Building Advisor readers. Carl Seville, who built and owns the 2,646-square-foot, two-story home, is a longtime GBA author who detailed the ups and downs of this home’s construction in a series of posts beginning in 2016.Seville is a principal at SK Collaborative, a consulting company that offers a variety of services revolving around green building. The house was designed by Thomas Bateman Hood Architecture in Carmel, California.Seville, a former remodeler, and his partner Abe Kruger offer consulting services to builders, architects, and remodelers. One service is certifying green buildings under a number of programs, including the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The Historic Infill Home, as it’s called, is a LEED Platinum home that has won a number of other certifications and awards.“The Historic District Infill Home manages to fit seamlessly into a prestigious existing historic district while meeting the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability through its LEED Platinum certification,” the USGBC announcement said. “The 100 percent electric home employs state-of-the-art concepts in design, construction, and mechanical systems.”As Seville described in a 2016 post, the house came after two earlier attempts at construction on the site fizzled. Seville bought a 750-square-foot cottage on the property in 2005. His first attempts to win local approval for a new house on the property failed. Then, in 2013, after failing to get a mortgage from a local bank for a new house, Seville decided to remodel the 1925 cottage. The renovated cottage, protected by historic preservation rules, eventually became an accessory building on the lot when the new house was constructed. Work on the new house started in 2016.Seville started writing his blog series for GBA, the “Green Building Curmudgeon,” in 2008.“I’ve come to think of this project as a ‘stealth’ green home,” Seville wrote a year after moving in, “primarily because it doesn’t have the touchstone ‘green’ features people think about: solar panels, ground-source heat pumps, a heat-pump water heater or tankless water heaters, and maybe that key one, spray foam insulation.“It’s also a very traditional design which doesn’t seem to get as much attention as contemporary architecture these days,” he continued. “But I don’t care what people think about it. We are enjoying the house, the porch, and even the carport and driveway which, it ends up, is an awesome party space.”last_img read more

28 Nov

Lack of time doesn’t bother Asiad boxers

first_imgIndian boxer Paramjeet Samota (91+kg) rewrote history last week by becoming the first super heavyweight boxer from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games as India rounded off with their best ever haul of three gold and four bronze medals at the event.But it is only half the job done for Samota as he will face stiffer challenge when the Asian Games kicks off in Guangzhou, China, from November 12. The 22-year-old boxer, however, has not even a month to prepare for the quadrennial event and he will bank on the preparations and performance of the Commonwealth Games to perform well at the Asian event.”One month’s time is not sufficient to prepare for an event like the Asian Games. But we are high on the success of the Commonwealth Games and that will boost us to get some good result at the Asian Games as well.”In one month, we can work upon movements and speed in the ring because most of our opponents at the Asian Games will be aggressive boxers from countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China and Korea and we have to have great footwork to counter them,” Samota said at a ceremony where Monnet Group awarded the three Commonwealth Games gold medallists `3 lakh each and four bronze medallists `1 lakh each.In the just concluded Commonwealth Games, Paramjeet, Suranjoy Singh (52kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) clinched gold for India while Amandeep Singh (49kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg), DIlbagh Singh (69kg) and Vijender Kumar (75kg) settled for bronze medals after losing in the semi-finals.advertisementAsian champion Suranjoy, who enters the Asian Games as India’s best bet for gold, echoed Samota’s sentiments. “There should have been more time between the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, but all these events are pre-scheduled. We have to utilise the time to work on some of mistakes our boxers committed at the Commonwealth Games. I think utilisation of time will improve our performance.” Olympic medallist Vijender is of the view that the boxers will maintained the momentum of the Commonwealth success.”Asian Games are always tougher than the Commonwealth Games. There we have Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, which had world champions and Olympic champions in their side. But our confidence is skyhigh after Commonwealth success and the boxers will be able to maintain it till next month,” said Vijender.Indian boxers Vijender (69kg) and Varghese Johnson (91+ kg) were the only medallists for India at the previous edition of the Asian Games in 2006, but boxing in the country has moved up a few notches since then and the nation team boasts of world, Olympic and the Asian Games medallists.Indian coach Gurbux Sandhu said that the growing success of boxers will reflect in Guangzhou as well.”The success rate of our boxers has gone up and there is a high possibility that they will better their performance at the Asian Games. Though I can’t predict the names of medallists as the unpredictability of boxing may derail anyone’s campaign on any day, but India may get a gold also,” said Sandhu.”I and coaching staff will sit in Patiala and plan for the Asian Games because we just finished with the Commonwealth Games and haven’t got sufficient time to analyse the strength of other countries,” said Sandhu.India has selected a 10-member team for the Asian Games.From the Commonwealth Games medallists, Jai and Manoj have been kept as reserved boxers.last_img