2018-19 Rugby Kits Rated By Marie Claire

first_imgKitted out: All the Guinness PRO14 teams ahead of the new season (pic courtesy of Inpho) Edinburgh – “It’s orange, navy and pixellated graphics – too ugly even for a 1980s video game.” Worcester – “While inoffensive, the zingy citrus go-faster stripes and the clingy sky blue version would be better suited to Bondi Beach than the rugby pitch.”RW’s dishonourable mentions: The Scarlets’ F1 drivers jacket-style away shirt has caused some consternation on social media and it’s safe to say Bath’s new home shirt – which only has hoops in the top third – has split opinion online and in our office.You can follow Marie Claire UK on Instagram at @marieclaireUK. Related: The tech adopted by rugby Remember to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Connacht – “Emerald green should always be seen. Especially when it’s combined with chic white lettering.”RW’s honourable mentions: The lion motif on the front of Benetton’s new home shirt shouldn’t work, but it has a universal approval rating in our office!The Worst Three LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The new @connachtrugby home kit 2018/19In stores now exclusively at @Elverys #StrongerInGreen#BeyondLimitsKnown pic.twitter.com/oyg2CliEAB— BLK Sport Ireland (@BLKIreland) August 8, 2018 A new rugby season mean new rugby kit and every team in the Gallagher Premiership and Guinness Pro14 have unveiled their new looks for the term. So we thought we would ask out friends at Marie Claire UK to take a look at the assorted offering and give us their critical view.Below, Jess Wood, the fashion features editor at Marie Claire UK, casts an expert eye over the latest jerseys. Fans north of the border may want to look away now…The Top Three Glasgow – “Baby blue, plaid panels… Nick Faldo called and he wants his golfing wardrobe back.” Harlequins – “The world’s hottest fashion label, Vetements, caused a furore with their DHL courier top (you guessed it, an actual DHL courier top, but with a few extra zeros on the price tag) and this fits right in!” Zebre – “It’s pleasingly neon and covered in ‘animalia’ – two of the hottest trends for AW18. Why, it could be Versace (in a very dim light).”last_img read more

Government accused of persecuting Al-Jazeera after it brings charges against bureau chief and withdraws his accreditation

first_img Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara A charge of publishing false information that was brought against Al-Jazeera Rabat bureau chief Hassan Rachidi on 13 June, quickly followed by the immediately withdrawal of his press accreditation without waiting for him to be tried, were condemned today by Reporters Without Borders as “excessive.”Rachidi is to be prosecuted for quoting a human rights group’s claim that protesters were killed in clashes with the police, although the Qatar-based satellite TV station subsequently issued a correction.“It makes no sense to press charges against Rachidi after the news media he represents recognised its mistake by publishing the government’s denial of the apparently false information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Worse still was the communication ministry’s decision to withdraw the accreditation he needs to work, punishing him as if he was guilty before he has been tried.”The press freedom organisation added: “These actions constitute persecution and highlight the government’s hostility towards Al-Jazeera and its staff in Morocco. Why is this? We hope to find out if Rachidi’s trial goes ahead. Meanwhile, we call for the immediate restitution of his accreditation.”Rachidi and Ibrahim Sebaa El Layl, a representative of the Moroccan Committee for Human Rights (CMDH), were notified on 13 June that they have been charged with “publishing false information and complicity” under article 42 of the press law for reporting that several people were killed in clashes between jobless protesters and police on 9 June in the southern city of Sidi Ifni. The claim was made in a CMDH press release that was quoted by Al-Jazeera.The authorities disputed the CMDH claim, insisting instead that the clashes had resulted in 48 injured (including 28 policemen) and 188 arrests. Although Al-Jazeera reported the official figures in a strip across the bottom of the screen, the communication ministry accused Rachidi of “persisting in giving credence to this false allegation.”Rachidi told Reporters Without Borders that the ministry withdrew his accreditation just half an hour after he had been notified of the charges. His trial has been set for 1 July.Relations between Al-Jazeera and the Moroccan government have deteriorated. In May, the station was forced to stop broadcasting a daily news programme covering the Maghreb from its studios in Rabat. News April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation News to go further RSF_en April 15, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News News June 8, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government accused of persecuting Al-Jazeera after it brings charges against bureau chief and withdraws his accreditation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalistslast_img read more

Deputy McHugh raises the concerns of unpaid sub contractors

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleGovernment to reveal four year deficit planNext articleUnion seeks HSE meeting to discuss impact of staff reduction schemes News Highland Google+ By News Highland – November 24, 2010 Pinterest Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The government has been unable to say when contractors who worked not only on the new department at Letterkenny General Hospital, but also the new Buncrana Garda Station will be paid.Michael McNamara Limited, which went in to liquidation earlier this month was responsible for both projects.It has emerged that a number of Donegal sub contractors who worked on the Buncrana Garda Station have yet to be paid despite the project being completed some time ago.Money for that job will be paid the McNamara Limited, or effectively its liquidator soon – however Deputy Joe McHugh, who raised the issue with government, says that is no comfort to unpaid contractors:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/joesubbys.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Deputy McHugh raises the concerns of unpaid sub contractors Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Delhi HC Directs Railways To Assist PwD Category Students Travelling To Delhi For DU Exams

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Directs Railways To Assist PwD Category Students Travelling To Delhi For DU Exams Karan Tripathi1 Sep 2020 6:11 AMShare This – xTHe Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Indian Railways to provide necessary assistance to students in PwD and Visually Handicapped (VH) categories who are willing to travel to Delhi from remote areas in order to take the physical exams organised by the Delhi University. The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has asked the Indian Railways…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?LoginTHe Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Indian Railways to provide necessary assistance to students in PwD and Visually Handicapped (VH) categories who are willing to travel to Delhi from remote areas in order to take the physical exams organised by the Delhi University. The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has asked the Indian Railways to ensure that such students face no difficulty in reserving their seats in the concerned trains in order to reach Delhi in time to prepare for their exams. The order has come in a bunch of writ petitions seeking adequate addressal of special needs of disabled students for taking the exams conducted by the Delhi University. Today, the Indian Railways informed the court that it already provides concession in ticket rates for persons in PwD category and the procedure for availing the same has been specified on its website. Indian Railways further assured the court that all steps will be taken to ensure that students who have booked their tickets but are languishing in the waiting list are given reserved berths in time. On the issue of online open book exams (OBE), the Delhi University informed the court that most of the students who were willing to take their exams through the said mode have successfully done so. The University further informed the court that the leftover students have an option of either coming to Delhi and appear for physical exams or take the same from their respective hometowns. The court was also informed that in compliance with the court’s last order, an email ID has been operationalised for students wishing to pursue their graduate studies in Universities abroad. Concerned students can now send their requests seeking postponement to the said ID and the same will then be processed by the University. The Delhi University also assured the court that the mark sheets for fifth semester will be made available online within 2 days. Moreover, a system has been put in place to ensure that the digital degree certificates are issued to both past and present students. In light of these submissions, the court directed the Delhi University to submit an affidavit stating the exact date for declaration of results for the first phase of examinations. On the issue of post-graduate admissions, the University Grants Commission informed the court that it has advised all the Universities to continue providing provisional admission to eligible students even after September 30, till the revised academic plan is issued by the UGC. UGC also clarified that the said Universities can also accept provisional certificates after the deadline of September 30. Next Storylast_img read more

Four coastal areas included for funding in Coastal Erosion programme

first_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Four coastal areas included for funding in Coastal Erosion programme Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – November 9, 2018 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleINTO to consult Donegal members over industrial actionNext articleJohn Downey released on bail and prepares to fight extradition News Highland WhatsApp Four coastal areas in West and South West Donegal have been included in the latest round of funding under the Minor Works and Coastal Erosion programme.A specialist is to be appointed to examine the effects erosion is having in the areas around Magheraroarty, Gweebarra Bay, Inisfree Bay and Maghery.Councillors have been told in a briefing that funding has been provided under the Minor Works & Coastal Erosion programme to the council for the study. It will involve an examination of current processes affecting the Donegal coastline and risks to the areas of concern.There’s been a lot of focus on Magheroarty in recent years, with this study xxamining the coastline from Currans Port, Magheroarty Beach, Ballyness bay to the end of Drumnatinney beach)Gweebarra Bay is included, incorporating the area around Portnoo pier, Narin Beach, Gweebarra Bay, and Dooey Beach.The study will also look at Maghery, examining the coastline from the Coast Road on either side of the beach itself, and the entire Carrickfinn Peninsula around Inishfree Bay.Officials say these coastlines are of high conservation value because of the extensive areas of relatively unspoilt coastal habitats and the range of plant and animal species that these habitats support.Tender documents are now being prepared to appoint a consultant to conduct the survey work. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more

SNMG2 Ships, British Task Group Cougar Meet off Corsica

first_img Share this article The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2), with two Sea Lynx helicopters embarked, exercised with the British Task Group Cougar this week after a busy in-port programme in Barcelona.Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 met in the waters with British Task Group Cougar north of Corsica on Monday, Oct. 12. During the surface exercise, two British Merlin helicopters practiced warfare tactics with SNMG2 units.One of the Merlins touched down on FGS Hamburg for a meeting between Commander United Kingdom Task Group, Commodore Martin Connell, and Commander SNMG2 Rear Admiral Jörg Klein.Cmdr United Kingdom Task Group, Commodore Martin Connell (right), and Cmdr SNMG2 Rear Admiral Jörg Klein (left) View post tag: SNMG2 View post tag: NATO View post tag: Cougar 15 SNMG2 Ships, British Task Group Cougar Meet off Corsica Authoritiescenter_img October 16, 2015 View post tag: Merlins View post tag: FGS Hamburg Back to overview,Home naval-today SNMG2 Ships, British Task Group Cougar Meet off Corsica Following the exercise, SNMG2 resumed contributing to NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour. Soon the two forces will meet again in Exercise Trident Juncture 2015, the largest and most ambitious NATO exercise in more than a decade.[mappress mapid=”17200″]Images: MARCOMlast_img read more

SweetWater 420 Fest Announces Free Webcasts Of Widespread Panic, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Turkuaz, More [Watch]

first_imgFestival season is upon us, and one of the first major music events of the year, SweetWater 420 Fest, kicks off in Atlanta on Friday afternoon. Just as the weekend festival did in 2018, organizers took to social media on Thursday to announce the list of artists whose performances at the event will be streamed for free throughout the weekend on Nugs.tv.Related: SweetWater 420 Fest Announces Initial 2019 Artist LineupArtists whose sets will be streamed when they take the stage for the 15th annual SweetWater 420 Fest at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park include Widespread Panic, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fish and BIG Something, just to name a few. There will be two separate streams coming from two stages at the event–the SweetWater Stage and the 420 Strain Stage. Artists whose performances will be streamed live from the SweetWater Stage on Friday include Hedonistas, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, JJ Grey & Mofro, Rebelution, and The Avett Brothers. Artists whose performances will be broadcasted from the 420 Strain Stage on day one will include Pink Talking Fish, Billy Strings, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.You can watch Sunday’s live streams below. For more information about the festival or to see the event’s full line up, head here. To revisit L4LM’s coverage of last year’s memorable SweetWater 420 Fest, click here.Sweetwater 420 Festival – 4/21/19 – Live from the Sweetwater Stage[Video: Nugs.tv]Sweetwater 420 Festival – 4/21/19 – Live from the 420 Srain Stage[Video: Nugs.tv]last_img read more

Senate passes Leahy’s Vermont road/bridge repair cost waivers for Irene’s aftermath

first_imgThe US Senate Tuesday approved a transportation budget bill that includes crucial cost waivers included in the bill by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), which Governor Shumlin and others consider to be crucial to the repair and rebuilding of roads and bridges damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. The vote on the bill was 69 to 30. The bill also includes Leahy’s truck weight provisions for Vermont, to move heavy trucks from smaller state roads, including roads crossing through the downtowns of several Vermont communities.  Following is a summary of the Leahy waiver provisions: Leahy worked to add $1.9 billion to the depleted Federal Highway Administration emergency fund, upon which Vermont will depend for help in repairing and rebuilding roads washed away or damaged by Irene-related flooding.  The emergency highway account today is almost empty.  Also vital to Vermont are several cost-waiver provisions Leahy added to the bill, which would save Vermont millions of state tax dollars by allowing Vermont to: Be reimbursed for more than the current $100 million per-state limit on federal emergency highway repair funds; Vermont’s repair costs are expected to exceed the current cap;Receive 100 percent reimbursement for permanent repairs if total damage is more than double the state’s annual federal highway funding;Be reimbursed 100 percent for emergency repairs beyond the current limit of 180 days. Governor Shumlin has called the Leahy waivers a top priority for Vermont among many disaster-relief steps that are now pending before Congress. Shumlin said in a statement: ‘It is great news that the US Senate today passed the Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill that included not only $1.9 billion to replenish the Federal Highway Disaster Relief fund, which will help to rebuild Vermont’s roads and bridges, but also the waivers needed to allow states including Vermont to receive full funding for repair work in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene. I applaud the work of Senator Patrick Leahy, who introduced the waiver amendment that was passed, and Senator Bernie Sanders for their hard and successful work on this legislation. It is critical that these changes survive conference committee negotiations with the US House. “I am also pleased that the bill would permanently move heavy trucks off secondary roads and onto Interstate highways ‘ another priority for Vermont. That provision, also sponsored by Senator Leahy, is especially important to keep large trucks off smaller roads and bridges that were damaged in recent flooding.’ Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) issued the following statement: ‘This is an important step toward providing Vermont the help it needs and deserves to rebuild roads and bridges washed out by Hurricane Irene. I hope the House acts soon so communities in Vermont and other states devastated by the flooding may continue their recovery. The name of our country is the United States of America. If that name means anything, it means that when disaster strikes one part of the country, we rally as a nation to support each other.’The bill also includes another high priority for Vermont: Leahy’s legislation to permanently move heavy trucks off state secondary roads and onto the state’s Interstate highways.  Leahy’s provision will help Vermont businesses and communities struggling due to the large number of state and local roads heavily damaged during the flooding disaster.  Leahy’s Vermont provision is paired with a similar change for Maine, authored by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine). Leahy is number two on the Senate Appropriations Committee and also a senior member of its Transportation Subcommittee, which handled the writing of the bill.The House is several steps behind the Senate in acting on their counterpart bill.  The transportation subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee approved their version of the bill on Sept. 8.  It does not include the provisions added by Leahy to the Senate’s bill.  The House bill goes next to the full Appropriations Committee and then to the House floor.  At some point, once the Senate and House have approved their separate bills, the differences will be ironed out in either a formal or informal House-Senate conference among the appropriators.   WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, Nov. 1, 2011)last_img read more

Olympics: Uruguayan athletes to watch in London

first_img MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Keep an eye on these Uruguayan athletes at the London Games: Alejandro Foglia, Montevideo, laser class sailing: Foglia, 28, qualified for the Olympics by placing 26th in the World Sailing Championships in Perth, Australia, last year. He’ll be competing in his third Olympics, as he placed 17th in Beijing and 34th in Athens in 2004. Gastón Ramírez, Fray Bentos, soccer: Ramírez, a 21-year-old midfielder, plays for Italy’s Bologna and is being scouted by the Italian teams Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan, as well as England’s Manchester City. But Ramírez is focused on returning home with a gold medal. “I want to see Uruguay win it all in London. That’s it,” he told local reporters. Déborah Rodríguez, Montevideo, 400-meter hurdles: Rodríguez, a 19-year-old competing in his first Olympics, is the youngest member of Uruguay’s delegation. She’ll be more of a force at the Rio Games in 2016. Andrés Silva, Tacuarembó, 400-meter hurdles: Silva qualified for his third Olympics by posting a time of 49.16 seconds at the 2011 South American Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. By Dialogo July 27, 2012last_img read more

Providing pro bono at the polls?

first_img December 1, 2002 Regular News Might it be called civic pro bono?That could be one name for a suggestion from 11th Circuit Court Judge Shelley Kravitz.At the board meeting in October to present amendments to the Rules of Judicial Administration, Kravitz had an additional suggestion. Noting problems, particularly in South Florida with voting, including difficulties with new computerized voting machines in the September 10 primary the judge suggested that Bar members be allowed to count as pro bono service if they volunteer as poll workers.“We have a lot of poll workers who really are not techies. They were totally confused on how it works,” Kravitz said. “In my precinct, none of the machines were working; the machines were all dead.”Voters were told they could vote on a provisional machine at another precinct that shared the same building, only to later find out that was illegal and all of those votes were discarded, Kravitz said. “I was disenfranchised, I didn’t get to vote.”She said letting Bar members count poll work as part of their service under the Supreme Court’s pro bono plan would mesh well with the Bar’s Dignity in Law campaign to emphasize the good work of lawyers.“Maybe we could turn a negative into a positive,” Kravitz said.Bar President Tod Aronovitz said the suggestion would be referred to Bar committees for review. Providing pro bono at the polls?center_img Providing pro bono at the polls?last_img read more