Rene Ranger’s massive tackle on the Brumbies’ Nic White

first_imgTuesday May 28, 2013 Rene Ranger’s massive tackle on the Brumbies’ Nic White Rene Ranger appears to be unsure of what the future holds as he is reportedly trying to get out of the contract that was signed to join Montpellier in France later this year. He has been in great form, so could well be part of the All Blacks setup. Ranger was included in the All Blacks training camp and with players like Richard Kahui and Tamati Ellison moving to Japan, Ranger has a decent chance of adding to his three Test caps.He reportedly signed a hefty contract to play in France after the domestic season, but is now reconsidering and has said that his agent is doing what he can to rectify the matter. At just 26-years-old, playing for his country seems to be worth the apparent financial sacrifice.“I’m still deciding. If the option is to stay then there’s things you have to deal with within the contract. Nothing is 100 per cent. It’s still a waiting game,” Ranger said a few days ago.“If the opportunity is to stay then there could be a payout. I’m not to sure. The agent is dealing with that. I’m still deciding whether I stay or go. I told them [Montpellier] I’ve been in the camp. Whether Shag [Hansen] takes me or not I’ll just have to wait and see.”Ranger’s strong Super Rugby form with the Blues makes him a fan favourite and his versatility, being able to play both in the midfield and on the wing, makes him an exciting prospect. “I still see myself not in the frame. They’ve still got Conrad. Even if he takes a sabbatical they’ve got Ben Smith. Everyone is chopping and changing positions. Versatility is good, but will you be on the bench? Will you start? It’s one of those hard decisions,” he explained.Conrad Smith has confirmed that he will take an end of year sabbatical, but he will be available to play against France, and then later in The Rugby Championship. This means Ranger would have a strong chance of making the overseas tour, which could make things worth sticking around for.Against the Brumbies Ranger crossed for a try, but it was this punishing hit that sparked some life into the Blues performance. It’s not the first time he’s done that this year either.As for scrumhalf White himself, he didn’t do his Wallaby aspirations any harm with a commanding performance that helped the Brumbies to a hard-fought 20-13 away victory.Would you select Ranger in the All Blacks squad to play France?ADVERTISEMENT 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. 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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


first_imgMarch is Women’s History Month. No study of women’s history would be complete without honoring the millions of women who fought fiercely for the right to vote.There are few, if any, realistic depictions of this monumental movement on film. The Mary Poppins version portrays the magical maid’s wealthy boss, Mrs. Banks, prancing in her suffragist attire.“Suffragette,” the film released last October and now out on video, presents a very different perspective on this early 20th century struggle in Britain. The story of the militant mass movement is set in London’s working-class East End and told through the eyes of 24-year-old laundry worker and mother Maud Watts.Watts, a fictionalized character played by Carey Mulligan, has worked at the Glass House laundry for 10 years. The film graphically depicts the long hours, harsh working conditions and low pay that Watts and other young women endured, along with lewd advances by the boss.At first aloof to the suffrage movement, Watts eventually accompanies her co-worker and seasoned activist Violet Miller to a meeting. Like thousands of other working women, Watts becomes convinced that nothing will change their lives for the better as long as women are denied the right to vote.“Suffragette” takes place in 1913, when many courageous and committed women were jailed, risked death and carried out actions that went well beyond the nonviolent, legal tactics that had failed to yield results. Emmeline Pankhurst, militant leader of the Women’s Social and Political Union, incites women to rebel.Everything from bricks to dynamite is used to send a message to the state that women refuse to accept their disenfranchisement. Watts’ growing commitment to the struggle and her multiple arrests take a toll on her family life.Toward the end of the film, Emily Wilding Davison, an actual leader in the WSPU, is portrayed making the ultimate sacrifice. She gives her life for the cause of women’s equality. Masses turn out for her funeral.The film is commendable for highlighting the role of working-class women as well as the militant tactics they used. Filmmaker Sarah Gavron has, however, been properly criticized for “whitewashing” the suffrage movement. All the suffragists shown are white — and English, except for a Welsh couple. The only Irish character is Inspector Steed, who sells his services by bragging of his past experience hounding Sinn Fein, the leading political movement fighting for Irish independence and unity.Gavron’s response has been that “in the UK, the brilliantly diverse ethnic makeup that we have today emerged primarily in the 1950s,” and therefore working women of color weren’t part of Britain’s suffrage struggle. ( fact, for over a century, the poor East End had been home to African, South Asian, Irish and other oppressed nationalities. Asian, Jewish and Irish women were in the WPSU leadership The East End branch of the WPSU, allied with the trade unions, spoke up for Irish and Indian independence. Working women from oppressed nationalities were part of the voting rights struggle; even if their numbers were few, they belong in the narrative.The filmmakers’ biased inability to portray women from oppressed nations is further demonstrated by the promotional shirts — worn by the stars, including Pankhurst portrayer Meryl Streep — which display an actual quote by Pankhurst: “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave.” As critic Holiday Black explained, “There is just no way on earth that being a white woman, at any point in history, is like being a slave.” (, Oct. 6)Did the filmmakers think whitewashing the movement would give the film a better shot at the Oscars? The film was completely snubbed by the racist, sexist, anti-working-class Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as the Golden Globes.There is a bigger story, one of the multinational, politically conscious movement. Eventually the East End branch broke away from the WSPU, maintaining a working-class orientation and strong opposition to British imperialism. Leaders of the East London Federation of Suffragettes later helped form the British Communist Party. That story, too, needs to be brought to the big screen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Man stabbed in back after confronting rock throwing youths

first_imgNewsBreaking newsMan stabbed in back after confronting rock throwing youthsBy Staff Reporter – January 27, 2016 746 Facebook Linkedin Twitter Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A MAN who stopped to confront youths who threw rocks at his car was stabbed in the back in what has been described as a “cowardly crime”, by investigating gardai.Gardai at Mayorstone are now investigating the serious assault on Pa Healy Road last Saturday night, January 23 where rocks were thrown at a moving car and thus sparking the incident. Sgt Justin McCarthy from the Crime Prevention Office at Henry Street explains that “this assault arose from rocks being thrown at a car as it drove along Pa Healy Road at 9.20pm on Saturday night. The motorist, a 35-year-old man, stopped the car and saw it had been damaged.“He approached a number of youths whom he had seen throwing the rocks. As he did so he was confronted by the youths one of whom pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the back.“The youths ran off along Pa Healy Road and into Lee Estate.“Fortunately the victim only suffered minor injury.Sgt McCarthy has described this as “a cowardly crime against an innocent motorist” and Gardai are appealing for information so as to identify the culprits concerned.Mayorstone Gardai can be contacted on 061 456980; 1800 666 111 or Crime stoppers 1800 25 00 25 Emailcenter_img Print WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLegacy of The Rising explored at ‘Breakfast with Padraig”Next articlePixies support for Limerick’s Bleeding Heart Pigeons Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Can’t Pay Won’t Pay campaign says people should ignore council letters

first_img Campaigners in Donegal say people should not be alarmed by the Minister for the Environment’s instruction to local authorities to start sending out letters to people who haven’t paid the household charge – within weeks.The Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay campaign in Donegal says what they call the latest threats from Minister Phil Hogan should be ignored, claiming that he is overstating the percentage of households which have paid.Francis McCafferty of the campaign steering committee said this afternoon that such a letter does not constitute an official notice, and should be ignored.He also noted that Phil Hogan was silent during the referendum campaign, particularly in Donegal……[podcast][/podcast] Previous articleOne man still critically ill as PSNI probe Magherafelt armed robberyNext articleRallying – Donegal International Launched News Highland Newsx Adverts Google+ Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img By News Highland – June 6, 2012 WhatsApp Can’t Pay Won’t Pay campaign says people should ignore council letters Twitter Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterestlast_img read more

DCC issues warning following reports of bogus callers in South Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews DCC issues warning following reports of bogus callers in South Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleMixed reaction to Donegal flood relief fundingNext articleMan armed with suspected firearm enters polling station in West Tyrone News Highland Donegal County Council is warning homeowners to be vigilant following reports of bogus callers.The council says they have been made aware that individuals claiming to be Donegal County Council staff have been calling to homes in the South Donegal area under the pretence of checking attics and boilers.The local authority are urging all members of the public to be extra vigilant, especially older people and people living on their own.They wish to advise that Council staff will always carry an ID card and if any member of the public is in any doubt they should check with the Council. Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook By News Highland – May 3, 2018 last_img read more

Pioneer Museum holds Blacksmith Workshop Saturday

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is not winding down its activities for 2017. Rather the museum is closing out the year with a bang-up calendar of events beginning with a Blacksmith Workshop on Saturday and continuing into the Christmas season.Kari Barley, museum director, said although the Blacksmith Workshop is filled, those who are interested in the art are invited to come and watch as the students begin from scratch and finish with a steak turner to take home.“Steve Lowery of Daleville is an outstanding blacksmith and a great teacher,” Barley said. “Slots for the class are limited and it filled quickly. There seems to be a lot of interest in blacksmithing so it’s possible that the museum will offer another class in the near future.” You Might Like The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Friday, September 15, 2017 The Johnny Appleseed Program will be from 10 a.m. until noon on September 21. There is a $5 charge for the program. Participation is limited. To register, call 334-566-3597.The museum’s annual Pioneer Days will be on October 13 and 14. The Friday event is designed for but not limited to school groups.Pioneer Days is an opportunity for museum visitors to step back in time and enjoy life the way it used to be.“Pioneer Days is one of our most popular events,” Ormond said. “We have students from schools around the area on Friday and people of all ages on Saturday. Pioneer Days is a family event.” Latest Stories Email the author Print Article On the heels of the blacksmith class will be a special event for kids ages 2-5 and for this time of year.The Johnny Appleseed program on Thursday, September 21 will teach pre-schoolers about the American folk hero, a barefoot wanderer who wore a tin pan on his head and carried a sack of apples on his back. As Johnny Appleseed wandered, he planted apple trees along the way – in about 100,000 square miles in the country’s Midwest.“The Johnny Appleseed program will be a lot of fun for the kids” said Kelly Ormond, museum education and program coordinator. “We will read a story about Johnny Appleseed and sing a song about him. The kids will learn about apples and do a craft that is related to apples. Learning about Johnny Appleseed with be a lot of fun.” By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pioneer Museum holds Blacksmith Workshop Saturday By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Ormond said Pioneer Days primarily features re-enactors from the pioneer days and military groups and also demonstrators of old time crafts and life-skills.Pioneer Days is a time of remembrance and reflection for those who remember the good ol’ days when farming was a way of life for most people in rural America. It is a time of learning for the younger generations and of fostering the appreciation for the old-time ways.In November, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama will introduce a new event, a Homegrown Cornbread Festival, on November 18.Prior to the festival date, cornbread contestants will be asked to bring a making of their cornbread for preliminary judging. From those entries, three will be chosen to compete in the cornbread cook-off on stage at the Homegrown Cornbread Festival. Prizes will be cookware from the Lodge Cast Iron Company.“There will be a lot of activities at the festival including an opportunity for non-profit organizations of offer samples of their cornbreads,” Ormond said. “This is a new event and plans are still underway.”On December 8 and 9, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host Ole Time Christmas and invite the community to enjoy the simplicity of a pioneer Christmas. There will be caroling, stories and cider to sip in a Currier and Ives setting.Barley said the Pioneer Museum has special activities planned for every remaining month of 2017 and everyone who appreciates the simple way of life is invited.And now is the best time to purchase museum memberships.“Those who purchase memberships now will get 2018 memberships but they will also get a bonus of the remaining months of 2017,” Barley said. “That’s four months free and that includes free admission to our fall events.”Museum memberships dues for individuals are $25 and $45 for families.For more information or to become a museum member, call 334-566-3597 or visit the Pioneer Museum of Alabama on U.S. Highway 231 north of Troy. 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Bank to introduce flexible working to cut staff losses

first_img Previous Article Next Article MerrillLynch Investment Managers is set to introduce flexible working to cut its staffturnover to below 10 per cent. Headof HR, Karen Hoggard, told delegates at a conference in London last week thatit can take up to 12 months to replace a senior employee and cost up to£200,000. Tocombat these costs the investment managers are about to start a pilot forflexible working in the UK. It has proved successful in the company’sAmerica  arm.Commentingon the US pilot scheme Hoggard said, “Staff retention has gone up and revenuehas not gone down.” Theflexible approach will include home working, compressed hours and job-sharing.Hoggardsaid, “There is no reason why an employee cannot work three days at the officeand two days at home, communicating with the office via email.”Sheadded, “With the current transport difficulties, this demand is only likely toincrease.” Theaim is to reduce the company’s staff turnover rate from 11 per cent to 8 percent. Hoggard added, “I would not want it reduced any lower than that as allcompanies need an influx of bright new employees with new ideas.”Hoggardalso told delegates at the Annual City Recruitment Conference at the BalticExchange that the bank’s training for line managers also needs improving. Shesaid, “The principal reason why people leave a company is because of theirimmediate manager. Great managers are the constant factor in all greatcompanies. A great manager is someone who says: ‘I’ll help you be moresuccessful than me.’”ByPaul Nelson Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Bank to introduce flexible working to cut staff lossesOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

State-dependent fertility in pinnipeds: contrasting capital and income breeders

first_img1. The study tested the hypothesis that the occurrence of pregnancy in mammals that are capital breeders will be most closely related to state variables that are indices of food stores. Income breeders would not be expected to have the same relationship. 2. The study examined the relationships between mass, time of year, age and body length with the occurrence of pregnancy in three species of pinniped. This included two capital breeders (Crabeater Seal, Lobodon carcinophagus Hombron & Jacquinot, and Grey Seal, Halichoerus grypus Fabricius) and one income breeder (Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella Peters). Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to examine the relationships and the interactions between the different state variables. 3. In both the capital breeders the state variables used in the study explained approximately twice the amount of variability (55% compared with 25%) in the occurrence of pregnancy than in the income breeder. Mass was the dominant state variable among both the capital breeders whereas in the income breeder mass was less important both relative to other state variables and in absolute terms. The results support the conclusion that the occurrence of pregnancy in capital breeders is more sensitive to body reserves than it is in income breeders. 4. The results also support the conclusion that life histories are the end result of a variety of functional responses to different state variables that have differing degrees of influence. In particular a size-structured approach to studies of population dynamics in pinnipeds may be a more informative way of predicting population responses to environmental variability than the more traditional age-structured approach.last_img read more

Neptune Energy starts production from the Adorf field, Germany

first_img Neptune Energy starts production from the Adorf field, Germany. (Credit: Anita starzycka from Pixabay.) Neptune Energy announced first gas production from the Adorf Carboniferous development in northwestern Germany.Initial results were positive following successful drilling of the Adorf Z15 appraisal well, in the municipality of Emlichheim.Subsequent production tests indicated flow rates of up to 1,700 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day (gross).Neptune’s Managing Director in Germany, Andreas Scheck, said: “The result of the Adorf Z15 well underlines the great potential for future gas production within this region. It is one of the most promising gas discoveries in Germany in recent years.”The well reached final depth of 3,500 meters in February 2020. A modern processing plant for treatment of the natural gas has since been constructed at the site.Neptune is operator of the Adorf field. Wintershall Dea is a joint venture partner. Neptune’s share in the Adorf Z15 well is 67%. Source: Company Press Release Subsequent production tests indicated flow rates of up to 1,700 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per daylast_img read more

Professor in world championships

first_imgNew College Mathematics professor, Marcus du Sautoy was beaten at the semi-finals of the international rock-paper-scissors tournament in Philadelphia last Thursday.Du Sautoy, adopted the nom de guerre “The Professor” and used the decimal expansion of pi to inform his decision of whether to use rock, paper or scissors.Du Sautoy used this method to illustrate “how humans are really pattern searchers at heart”. He stated that the contestants who did well in the tournament were the ones who were able to “spot patterns in the people they are playing”Du Sautoy’s participation was filmed by the BBC and will be used in his new series entitled “The Code”last_img read more