The Crowd Goes Wild bids farewell to Sonny Bill Williams

first_imgWednesday Aug 29, 2012 The Crowd Goes Wild bids farewell to Sonny Bill Williams Sonny Bill Williams played his final game for the All Blacks on the weekend, for now anyway. Against the Wallabies he went up another level, earning the respect of the naysayers. Japan beckons though, and then he’s off the to the NRL, but will he be back? Williams has made giant strides in the few years he’s been playing professional rugby union. Each time he plays, he gets better, and on Saturday he pulled out the full bag of tricks.Its no coincidence that his trophy cabinet is overflowing with achievements. Forget about his boxing title, that’s still up for discussion, but in union, he’s won pretty much all he can; the Ranfurly Shiled, ITM Cup, Super Rugby title, Bledisloe Cup, and of course, the Rugby World Cup.His ability to offload the ball was his main feature, but the maturity he’s shown of late – knowing when to hold on and when to release a supporting runner – has made him a lethal threat in the midfield. You can only imagine what kind of damage he will cause in Japan over the next season.While his loyalty has been questioned, the irony is that he is leaving the country that embraced him to play rugby league based on a handshake deal he made three years ago.“I wish I could say ‘nah, I’ll stay’. It is pretty emotional,” he said after the Bledisloe Cup victory.“A lot of people are hitting me up, asking why I’m leaving, but three years ago I didn’t even know if I could play rugby. It was good to have the security of knowing in three years’ time I had a job in rugby league. Now I understand rugby I’ve got the utmost respect for the game.”His parting comment is that while he’ll be lost to the game for a while, he may well add to his tally of 19 Test caps in the not too distant future.“If things don’t work out over there as well as I hope then maybe I might be back here, but who knows what is going to happen?” he added.Coach Steve Hansen had the final word, touching on SBW’s critics, and his possible return to rugby.“It’s not his fault that he’s pretty good at boxing and people want to watch him do that. It’s not his fault he’s good at league and it’s not his fault that people want to put a contract in front of him. “I’d be confident enough to say that I don’t think it’s the last time he will play for the All Blacks, either. I think he will come back,” Hansen said.Below is an amusing short piece from New Zealand show The Crowd Goes Wild, featuring James McOnie spending a bit of time with Williams before his departure.Do you think his performance against the Wallabies was his best yet for the All Blacks?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


Maranatha High School Using 3D Printers to Help Combat Coronavirus

first_imgtop box 2 Maranatha High School Using 3D Printers to Help Combat Coronavirus Faculty member making masks for healthcare providers By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 3:43 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Maranatha High School is doing its part in the fight against the Coronavirus.The school’s TILE (Technology Integration Learning Environment) Lab, under the direction of Maranatha’s faculty member Miguel Almena, is utilizing its 3D printers to create reusable protective face masks for medical professionals who are facing critical shortages of necessary protective gear.Almena’s wife is a nurse at Kaiser Hospital in Downey. He learned of the needs for masks from one of her colleagues when she shared they were facing a shortage and requested the school’s help with printing 80 high filtration masks.“Mr. Almena saw this as an opportunity for Maranatha to utilize its resources to serve the needs of others, part of the school’s mission statement,” said Jade Rogers, communications director.Almena decided to take action using Maranatha’s TILE Lab equipment, which was sitting unused while the campus was closed due to the “Safer At Home” order and was stocked with plenty of raw materials just waiting to be put to good use. Almena located information on a website profiling the work of Dr. Dusty Richardson, a neurosurgeon at the Billings Clinic in Montana, who was freely distributing a print file for a 3D mask he had helped create in order to support local hospitals across the globe.The Centers for Disease Control recently said residents should wear “homemade masks” to help prevent the spread of the virus.The masks Maranatha High School has printed are about 80 percent efficient using MERV14 quality filtration that filters down to 0.3 microns. While such masks are not intended to replace N95 masks, with reported shortages impacting healthcare workers worldwide, this is one measure that Maranatha, and other schools with 3D printers, can take to join the fight against COVID-19. Until he runs out of funds or raw materials, Almena hopes to continue producing the face masks to arm more health care workers with necessary protective gear in their battle against COVID-19. Working together we can save lives.Armed with the proper print files and a plan, and able to work remotely, Mr. Almena successfully sent the first test print from his home. Having determined his plan would work, he received approval from Maranatha’s Administration team to begin printing the first batch of masks. Since each mask is reusable and can be easily sanitized, he also ordered disposable hospital-grade filtration squares which can be inserted into each mask.These were delivered along with the printed masks to the nurses at Kaiser Hospital.Organizations that would also like to produce 3D printed masks to donate to health care professionals can obtain the files and information at makethemasks.com. Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News 31 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News last_img read more


Joining the euro would end Britain’s economic success story

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