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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

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Environment charities collaborate to promote employee volunteering online

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 November 2002 | News Environment charities collaborate to promote employee volunteering online  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The site gives case studies, a directory of opportunities, and a guide to getting started. The National Trust and four other charities have teamed up to use the Web to promote employee volunteering.Online collaborations between charities, especially in fundraising and related activities, is still uncommon. The National Trust’s partnership with RSPB, BCTV, the Wildlife Trusts and YHA is therefore to be welcomed.Via a section of the National Trust’s Web site, the charities publicise the need for employee volunteering and explain the benefits. The site has received funding from the Active Community Unit. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

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25th anniversary of Secret Policeman’s Ball

first_img Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Amnesty International reprised the theme back in 2001 with “We Know Where You Live Live”.The BBC Arena documentary will be screened on BBC Four on 9 December and on BBC Two in 2005. Howard Lake | 1 November 2004 | News 25th anniversary of Secret Policeman’s Ballcenter_img 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. The twenty fifth anniversary of the Secret Policeman’s Ball, the comedy fundraising event for Amnesty International that spawned a whole new breed of celebrity comedy and music events for charities such as Comic Relief and Live Aid, is being marked by a BBC Arena documentary.The documentary will have a special screeing at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on 2 December 2004 at which some of the original event’s stars including Rowan Atkinson will be prsent for a question and answer session.The original comedy event, and the film of it, led to a number of follow-ups by Amnesty including The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball. Comedians and musicians involved included John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Sting, Lenny Henry, Sir Bob Geldof, Jennifer Saunders, Stephen Fry, Terry Jones, Alan Bennett, Phil Collins, Rowan Atkinson, and Ruby Wax. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Library Project Funding: A Guide to Planning and Writing Proposals

first_img Howard Lake | 5 July 2008 | News Library Project Funding: A Guide to Planning and Writing Proposals Tagged with: Funding  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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May Day in Raleigh, N.C.

first_imgMarch to confront austerity, attacks on working classHistoric Thousands on Jones Street march, Feb. 9, Raleigh, N.C.Photo: North Carolina Student Power UnionDurham, N.C. — With extreme right-wing ideologues in the Legislature and governor’s seat, backed by a well-funded conservative political machine, the working class in North Carolina faces unprecedented attacks and swiftly degrading material conditions. In the face of this social crisis, workers, youth and students are mobilizing for a mass May Day march and rally in Raleigh, the state capital.The North Carolina Student Power Union, a grassroots statewide organization and movement, has been hard at work since its February conference fighting attacks on public education and public services. Its current campaign raises opposition to the regressive budget drawn up by state budget director, Art Pope, a wealthy CEO and conservative oligarch who seeks to divest nearly $200 million from the North Carolina public university system.If passed, the budget would also lay off thousands of workers, including teachers’ assistants and campus workers. It would force nearly 8,500 students off of need-based financial aid, making access to higher education out of reach for many.These attacks on public higher education are emblematic of a broader redistribution strategy that seeks to privatize and defund public services while increasing the accumulated wealth of the ruling class. Perhaps the most telling component of the budget is a repeal of the estate tax, which applies only to estates worth more than $5 million. Though only the 23 wealthiest estates in North Carolina are subject to the tax, repealing it would cost the state more than $50 million a year.Other attacks by the North Carolina Legislature include a proposal to amend the state’s constitution to include GS 95/98 — the state right-to-work (for less) law — a clear attack on workers’ rights and unions. Another proposed constitutional amendment would enshrine the state’s Jim Crow-era ban on collective bargaining for public sector workers.After the Legislature refused federal-funded Medicaid expansion for an estimated 500,000 poor residents, Gov. Pat McCrory recently revealed a plan to privatize Medicaid by selling off part of the state’s Medicaid program to out-of-state, for-profit companies.In addition, right-wing lawmakers are also pushing to eliminate the corporate and personal income tax at a cost of billions to the state, while simultaneously raising the sales tax, which disproportionately hurts low-income families.Targeting Black and Brown peopleThese legislative attacks are also deeply racialized. Lawmakers proposed closing one or two campuses, which would undoubtedly target historically Black colleges and universities and working-class campuses.The white supremacist majority is currently pushing forth racist voter repressive legislation to impose electoral barriers on communities of color, youth, women and the poor.Right-wing lawmakers have also introduced an Arizona-style immigration bill that would allow law enforcement officers to check the legal status of anyone they stop and detain them for up to 24 hours. This will encourage racial profiling and increased police repression of immigrant communities.Those in power are waging war on working people in North Carolina. They seek to implement a dangerous vision where public higher education is dismantled, public services are privatized, and Jim-Crow era white hegemony is reclaimed.A May Day demonstration could not be occurring at a more critical moment in the state political climate. The NCSPU is organizing a statewide youth and student contingent to join the broader May Day worker and immigrant march and rally at the state Legislature.Now more than ever, working-class struggles in North Carolina must be united in raising voices of opposition to this right-wing agenda. North Carolina serves as a key stronghold in the U.S. South with a rich organizing and civil rights legacy.If we don’t want the futures of our youth to be stolen, mass resistance is the only option.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indiana Top 3 Finalist to House USDA ERS and NIFA

first_img Indiana Top 3 Finalist to House USDA ERS and NIFA By USDA Communications – May 5, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the finalists of 136 Expressions of Interest received from parties in 35 states vying to become the new homes of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).“This short list of locations took into consideration critical factors required to uphold the important missions of ERS and NIFA. We also considered factors important to our employees, such as quality of life,” Secretary Perdue said. “Relocation will help ensure USDA is the most effective, most efficient, and most customer-focused agency in the federal government, allowing us to be closer to our stakeholders and move our resources closer to our customers. Our commitment to the public and our employees is to continue to be transparent as we proceed with our analysis.”Background:As part of the rigorous site selection process, USDA narrowed the Expressions of Interest list using a set of established criteria defined by USDA, NIFA, and ERS leadership. The criteria included:Quality of Life: Subcategory examples include Diversity Index, Residential Housing Costs, Access to Healthcare, and Home and Community Safety Ranking.Costs (Capital and Operating): Subcategory examples include Commercial Real Estate Costs, CPI Index, and Wage Costs.Workforce: Subcategory examples include Labor Force Growth Rate, Unemployment Rate, and the Labor Force Population.Logistics / IT Infrastructure: Subcategory examples include Lodging Availability, Proximity to Customers, and Airport Accessibility.The top Expressions of Interest were reviewed in detail, and USDA selected a short list of locations offering existing buildings with sufficient space to meet ERS and NIFA requirements. In alphabetical order, these are the top three Expressions of Interest under consideration:While not in the top three, these Expressions of Interest in alphabetical order remain under consideration as alternative locations should the top three locations not suit USDA’s needs: Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Top 3 Finalist to House USDA ERS and NIFA Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleTrump Says Tariffs Will Increase on Chinese Goods Friday After Slow NegotiationsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 6, 2019 USDA Communicationslast_img read more

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Another journalist arrested, leading daily suspended

first_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Receive email alerts to go further News Organisation March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information center_img News Follow the news on Iran Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News August 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist arrested, leading daily suspended Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of Soheil Assefi, a journalist who was arrested when he presented himself to a Tehran court on 4 August in response to a summons. Neither his family nor his lawyers know where he is being held or what he is charged with. Officials from the prosecutor’s office searched his home on 31 July, taking personal documents and his computer’s hard disk.“This situation is unacceptable,” the press freedom organisation said. “He is the third journalist to be arrested in the space of week. His detention brings to 11 the number of journalists and cyber-dissidents held in Iran, which is the Middle East’s biggest prison for the press. Iran must stop hounding journalists by bringing trumped-up charges against them.”Assefi’s detention was preceded by the arrests of Masoud Bastani and Farshad Gorbanpour, two journalists working the news website Roozonline and pro-reform newspapers, on 31 July. Bastani was freed after several hours but Gorbanpour was transferred to security section 209 in Tehran’s Evin prison on the orders of Tehran prosecutor Said Mortazavi. Neither was officially charged.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the suspension yesterday of the daily Shargh on the orders of the Commission for Media Authorisation and Surveillance for publishing an interview with Saghi Ghahram, a writer, poet and editor of the online exile newspaper Cheraq, in which she defended homosexuals. The commission is controlled by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Shargh was previously suspended on 11 September 2006 for publishing a cartoon that was deemed to have insulted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The newspaper had been allowed to resume operating on 13 May, after a drawn-out judicial case.Finally, Reporters Without Borders also condemns the continuing impunity in the murder more than a year ago of Ayfer Serçe, a Turkish journalist of Kurdish origin. Serçe was killed by Iranian soldiers some time between 20 and 23 July 2006 in Keleres, in the northwestern province of Azarbayjan. The Iranian authorities refused to hand over her body to her family and the exact circumstances of her death are still unclear. News June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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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

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Basin Trail Run 5K/10K/20K

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Basin Trail Run 5K/10K/20K By admin – June 8, 2018 Twitter Facebook Midland Athletic CompanyThe second annual Basin Trail Run 5K/10K/20K has been scheduled at 8 a.m. Saturday at The Pit at Odessa Mountain Bike Park, 3611 Gillespie Lane. Twitter Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Mexican immigrants raise a valedictorianNext articleSULLUM: An overdose is not murder admin Local News Pinterestlast_img read more

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Gauhati HC Issues Procedure For Filing & Hearing Of Urgent Cases Via Video Conferencing [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesGauhati HC Issues Procedure For Filing & Hearing Of Urgent Cases Via Video Conferencing [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 April 2020 7:31 AMShare This – xIn view of extension of the lockdown, the Gauhati High Court has decided to hear only urgent matters through video conferencing via Vidyo app until May 3. The cases will be heard by the Judges at the principal seat at Guahati in rooms equipped with VC facilities. In this regard the High Court has intimated that only those Advocates who have internet connection with bandwidth of not…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn view of extension of the lockdown, the Gauhati High Court has decided to hear only urgent matters through video conferencing via Vidyo app until May 3. The cases will be heard by the Judges at the principal seat at Guahati in rooms equipped with VC facilities. In this regard the High Court has intimated that only those Advocates who have internet connection with bandwidth of not less than 5mbps can address the court from their own residence/ office. For other Advocates who do not have internet connection, a separate facility has been arranged at the high court itself, from where they may make submissions. Listing For urgent listing, Advocates will submit “cogent reasons” via e-mail in the prescribed format. The same will be placed before the Judges holding a particular roster on a given date, and on their satisfaction regarding the urgency, the same will be listed. Filing For filings, soft copies/ legible scanned copies of the petitions along with all the annexures in pdf form have to be submitted in a pen drive, along with the hard copy of the petitions thus filed. After transferring the data from the pen drive by the Filing Section, the same will be returned to the concerned Advocate. It has been cautioned that the data in the pen drive must be exact replica of the original petition and any deviation therefrom will be viewed seriously. Further, the concerned Advocates will have to submit a certificate stating that the data available in the pen drive is the exact replica of the original petition. Video Conferencing For Virtual hearing, Advocates will be required to give intimation to the Computer Cell, three working days before proposed hearing, which in turn will provide a set of user name and password to the concerned Advocate to get connected to the concerned Court room on the date of hearing. A time slot will be allotted against each case during which the Advocate will have to conclude the arguments. In respect of outlying Benches in the States of Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, the respective Registrars have been directed to publish notifications regarding Nodal Officers with their contact numbers, for enabling the abovementioned process. Further, all the District Courts in the States of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have been directed to make necessary arrangements of videoconferencing facility in the similar manner as envisaged above. Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more