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Mike Brown’s top 5 full-backs

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mike Brown was at Twickenham on Wednesday morning, but not for the announcement of England’s Six Nations squad. He was fulfilling his ambassadorial duties for GB Wheelchair Rugby, who were launching their partnership with BT.“I love wheelchair rugby for all the same reasons I love rugby,” says Brown. “It’s fast-paced, physical and there’s lots of drama, just like in the able-bodied game.”As well as some general chit chat about the sport (he’s getting better in the wheelchair himself), we asked Brown who his top five full-backs in world rugby are. Here’s what he had to say…1. Israel Dagg“These aren’t in any particular order, but one name that springs to mind is Dagg. He’s shown over a number of years what an all-round game he’s got; he’s got all the skills. He was very good against us in the autumn, and he brings a high level of consistency to the game. He’s one that we’ll keep a close eye on in the planning stage before a match.On par: Dagg enjoys a round of golf during his down time2. Willie le Roux“He’s got a massive box of tricks. He’s very influential and involved in most of the good things that South Africa do. He stood out straight away when I saw him play, he’s classy all over the field and has a lot of infuence in the way South Africa attack.Out of reach: le Roux helps the Springboks to victory in November3. Israel Folau “Just for the athlete that he is, he’s unbelievable, and another one who played brilliantly well against us in November. I also admire him for the variety of things he’s done in different sports. I’m a big rugby fan as well as playing the game, and I love watching the Super XV, as well as some rugby league and State of Origin. Like I said, Folau is a natural athlete – it’s very frustrating! We caught up with Mike Brown to talk about the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, and who makes his top five full-backs list… High jinks: Folau doing what he does best during a State of Origin game4. Ben Smith“When he switches to full-back, he produces things that other players can’t. On our tour to New Zealand I realised how fortunate the All Blacks are to have two brilliant players in that position. He’s good at counter-attack and his running game is fantastic. Like Dagg, he’s an allrounder.Stateside: Smith (left) enjoys the Chicago sites with the ABs5. Rob Kearney“He’s played well for Ireland and the Lions, and I really enjoy the way he plays. He’s great under the high ball and in the way he works around the rucks. I think he plays a similar game to me in the way he runs off people.”Try guy: Kearney has scored 11 Test tries for Ireland & the LionsAnd here’s who he missed out…“I haven’t mentioned Leigh Halfpenny… he’d definitely be number six. It’s so hard to condense that lot into five, and he does bring something that the others don’t have with his goal-kicking. He’s also one of the best, if not the best, defensive full-back in the world. But he’s had a quieter season this year, and my top five have really stood out when I’ve played against them.”center_img On a roll: Brown hones his wheelchair rugby skills with members of Team GB Check out these counter-attacking tips from Chris Pennell!  The World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge involves the top teams in the world, including Australia, Canada and the USA. It will take place alongside the Rugby World Cup later this year, at the Copper Box Arena. Check out the schedule here!last_img read more

Government draws up blacklist of people whose passports are to be confiscated

first_img RSF_en ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Follow the news on Zimbabwe News Help by sharing this information Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ZimbabweAfrica to go further December 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government draws up blacklist of people whose passports are to be confiscated Reports News Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the government’s action in drawing up a blacklist of some 60 leading Zimbabweans, some currently living abroad, whose passports are to be confiscated and cancelled to prevent them from travelling abroad any more. They reportedly include independent newspaper owner Trevor Ncube (photo), at least five other independent media personalities, an expatriate lawyer and journalist, and the owner and former executives of the banned Daily News newspaper. Receive email alerts September 1, 2020 Find out more November 12, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the government’s action in drawing up a blacklist of some 60 leading Zimbabweans, some currently living abroad, whose passports are to be confiscated and cancelled to prevent them from travelling abroad any more. They reportedly include independent newspaper owner Trevor Ncube, at least five other independent media personalities, an expatriate lawyer and journalist, and the owner and former executives of the banned Daily News newspaper.“This new scheme is Kafkaesque,” Reporters Without Borders said. “How repressive can Robert Mugabe’s government get before it is called to account? Zimbabwe is a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and is under South Africa’s influence, yet it is not threatened with any coercive measure over its repeated press violations. Action to help Zimbabweans recover their civil and political liberties is long overdue.”In a letter from registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede to immigration chief Elasto Mugwadi on 28 November, the government ordered the withdrawal and cancellation of the passports of all persons on “the following list.” A local source said there were 64 names on the list, including businessman Strive Masiyiwa, owner of the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ), which publishes the Daily News, former Daily News editors Geoffrey Nyarota and Nqobile Nyathi, and Daily News reporters Lloyd Mudiwa and Basildon Peta. Beatrice Mtetwa, a leading lawyer who won the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2005 international press freedom prize, and former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation journalist Caroline Gombakomba, who now works for the Voice of America in the United States, are also on the list, which was sent with an accompanying memo to all border posts.The measure follows an amendment four months ago to article 22 of the constitution allowing the government to withdraw any citizen’s passport when there is reason to suspect they could harm national interests, defence interests or the state economy when abroad.—————9.12.2005 – Government confiscates newspaper publisher’s passportReporters Without Borders protested after the Zimbabwe authorities seized the passport of publisher Trevor Ncube and called for it to be immediately returned to him.The publisher, who is based in South Africa, had his passport taken as he left Bulawayo airport to join a family wedding party.“There seems to be no end to the array of harassment used against journalists in Zimbabwe”, said Reporters Without Borders. “The use of such draconian methods shows once again the determination of the authorities to put an end to freedom of opinion in Zimbabwe.”Ncube runs two weeklies in Zimbabwe, The Standard and The Zimbabwe Independent. He also in 2002 bought the majority of shares in the South African weekly Mail and Guardian that previously belonged to the British daily The Guardian. These three publications are all highly critical of President Robert Mugabe.Two officials from the secret police Central Intelligence Organisation confiscated Ncube’s passport after he had left Bulawayo airport and was preparing to head into the city centre to attend his brother’s wedding.He was not arrested, but the confiscation of his passport prevents him from leaving the country. He is the first victim of a new constitutional amendment that has, since August, allowed the Zimbabwean authorities to confiscate the passport of any citizen. Newslast_img read more

Re-Examining Manufactured Housing

first_img In an effort to combat a shrinking affordable housing stock, Fannie Mae’s Duty to Serve initiative is developing solutions including manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation, and rural housing. According to Fannie Mae, the initiative is looking at new ways to consider Manufactured Housing Communities (MHCs), as a reliable source of affordable housing for homeowners and renters in suburban and rural locations across the country.According to Jose Villareal, Manager, Multifamily MHC Housing Development at Fannie Mae, the Duty to Serve plan includes new strategies to support non-traditional owners of MHCs.Residents of MHCs make up 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) or less, and with land values rising in many suburban areas, MHCs have begun to consider selling. The problem is, when sold, these MHCs are often converted into traditional apartments, reducing the number of affordable housing options.“The problem worsens in rural areas where MHCs are older and in need of upgrades – reinvestment in the properties that owners are often reluctant to finance,” said Villareal in a statement.“Non-traditional and non-profit ownership structures are a useful option, which allows non-profits to purchase and preserve MHCs and with a stronger incentive to complete necessary repairs in rural communities,” Villareal added.Additionally, Fannie Mae is testing a product enhancement specifically for resident-owned communities, as well as non-profit communities. Part of Fannie Mae’s product enhancements include guaranty fee discount of 7.5 basis points and a servicing fee discount of 7.5 basis points for non-profit owners, including up to $10,000 in reimbursement for third-party reports such as appraisals and environmental assessments.Resident-owned communities, Fannie Mae notes, provide stability other other options cannot, as homeowners have more of an opportunity to better manage and control MHC costs.“Fannie Mae has been a leading source of liquidity for manufactured housing transactions since 2000,” Villareal said. “As part of our Duty to Serve plan, we are continuing to develop new strategies to support manufactured housing communities and the people who live there.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Affordability Manufactured Housing Rent Sales 2019-07-02 Seth Welborn  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Manufactured Housing Rent Sales The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Share Savecenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Re-Examining Manufactured Housing Previous: The iBuying Impact: Increased Efficiency or Another Housing Bubble? Next: Home Prices Continue Upward Trend Home / Daily Dose / Re-Examining Manufactured Housing The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago July 2, 2019 986 Views Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribelast_img read more

Chamber seeks unified front

first_imgLatest Stories She did not say how much that funding that would be.Marsha Gaylard, EDC president ,told the Troy mayor and council members on Tuesday that the Chamber board of directors had notified the EDC that the Chamber would no longer contribute a portion of its membership dues to the Pike County EDC.In 2002, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce became two entities, with membership dues supporting both community development and economic development. The Chamber recently moved from the facility that it shared with the Pike County EDC on U.S. Highway 231 south of Troy to a downtown Troy location. As part of that move, the Chamber no longer rents office space from the EDC.The Chamber and the EDC each receive funding from the cities of Troy and Brundidge and the Pike County Commission.The City of Troy has an annual $35,000 contract for services with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and $75,000 with the Pike County EDC.The City of Brundidge also contracts with the entities at $6,000 to the Chamber and $24,000 to the EDC.The Pike County Commission contracts for services in the amounts of $10,000 to the Chamber and $25,000 to the EDC.Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford said that he supports both the Chamber of Commerce in its efforts to support local businesses and the EDC in its efforts to bring new businesses to the county because both organizations are vital to the future success of the business community.Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said, too, that both the Chamber and the EDC have a place in the county.“We need to support our local businesses and we need to attract new businesses,” he said. “If we do that, we will continue to grow. We need both of these organizations and we need to work together for Pike County.”The Pike County Chamber of Commerce has about 500 members, representing 10,000 employees. Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like DROP bill nears passage MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Republican-backed bill to end by April 1 deferred retirement benefits for state employees and school… read more The membership dues were divided between the Chamber and the EDC with 62 percent designated to the Chamber and 38 percent to the EDC.Gaylard said that the loss of annual revenue to the EDC, estimated at around $25,000 a year, would make it necessary for the EDC to solicit additional funding partners from the community.Gouge said Thursday that for the good of Pike County, the Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Corporation and local tourism need to work together.“It’s a three-legged stool and we need all three legs working together to move Pike County forward,” Gouge said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Skip Book Nook to reopen Sandra Gouge, chair of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s public relations committee, said Thursday perhaps there was a “misunderstanding” between the Chamber and the EDC about membership dues.The Chamber’s finance committee is, she said, looking at its budget and will provide funding to the Pike County Economic Development Corporation.“The Chamber will be sending funds to help the EDC on a quarterly basis but the portion will not be as high as it has been and it could be a flat rate,” she said. “The Chamber wants to be supportive of the EDC by being a funding partner.” Sponsored Content Published 8:32 am Friday, March 11, 2011 Chamber seeks unified front Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

Modification of turbulent dissipation rates by a deep Southern Ocean eddy

first_imgThe impact of a mesoscale eddy on the magnitude and spatial distribution of diapycnal ocean mixing is investigated using a set of hydrographic and microstructure measurements collected in the Southern Ocean. These data sampled a baroclinic, mid-depth eddy formed during the disintegration of a deep boundary current. Turbulent dissipation is suppressed within the eddy, but is elevated by up to an order of magnitude along the upper and lower eddy boundaries. A ray-tracing approximation is employed asa heuristic device to elucidate how the internal wave field evolves in the ambient velocity and stratification conditions accompanying the eddy. These calculations are consistent with the observations, suggesting reflection of internal wave energy from the eddy center and enhanced breaking through critical layer processes along the eddy boundaries. These results have important implications for understanding where and how internal wave energy is dissipated in the presence of energetic deep geostrophic flows.last_img read more

Infamous landlord Fergus Wilson pleads the case for first time buyers

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Infamous landlord Fergus Wilson pleads the case for first time buyers previous nextHousing MarketInfamous landlord Fergus Wilson pleads the case for first time buyersControversial former buy-to-let king believes the tax system should be changed to enable landlords to sell their properties to tenants.Nigel Lewis10th October 201901,616 Views One of the UK’s most infamous landlords has published a rambling and contradictory open letter to Boris Johnson asking the Prime Minister to reform the tax system to enable landlords to sell their homes more easily to first time buyers.Fergus Wilson (pictured, above) with his wife Judith built up a huge buy-to-let portfolio in Kent that the couple recently disposed much of for £250 million. He says he’s been doing his bit and that 80% of the properties he has sold were bought by first time buyers while the other 20% were bought by both landlords or second steppers.In the letter Fergus Wilson suggests that if the government wants to help more people on the property ladder then reducing the tax burden for landlords when they sell a property would help free up the market.Fergus WilsonAt the height of their activities the Wilsons owned nearly 1,000 two and three bedroom properties in Kent  and made it into the Sunday Times Rich List.But controversy is never far behind and previously Wilson has complained that tenants of Asian origin have ‘smelly’ cooking habits, sent evictions notices to renters who were on benefits, made discriminatory comments about women who are victims of domestic abuse and was convicted of assaulting an estate agent.But perhaps retirement has had a mellowing effect; his open letter overall strikes a more conciliatory note, asking the government politely to reform the tax system.“After Brexit is achieved, I really think you need to address the housing issue,” he says.  Boris Johnson fergus and judith wilson Fergus Wilson first-time buyers October 10, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: Teen Arrested On Weapons Charges At Harrison High School

first_imgEvansville Police arrested a 14 year old high school student on weapons charges on September 9th. A Harrison High School employee contacted police about a recently enrolled student possibly being in possession of a handgun. There were no claims of any threats being made by the student, only that he had a gun.An EPD officer, working with school administrators, immediately removed the student from class and investigated the complaint. During the investigation, the officer found a small caliber handgun in the student’s pocket. The student was taken into custody without incident.He was placed in a secure youth holding facility on charges of possession of a firearm at school and possession of a firearm by a child. The Evansville Police Department and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation view student safety as a top priority. The ongoing safety partnership between the two organizations resulted in a serious situation being resolved in a professional and timely manner. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Still 200+ I&M customers without electricty after weekend storms

first_img Twitter Google+ Previous articleHundreds of American flags placed at St. Joseph Valley Memorial ParkNext articleOne person hospitalized after shooting in South Bend Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – May 25, 2020 0 336 Pinterest Google+ Still 200+ I&M customers without electricty after weekend storms IndianaLocalNews Facebook Twitter Facebook (“power lines” by Christine, CC BY-SA 2.0) The storms and strong winds in the South Bend area on Saturday, May 23,Thousands left without power after severe thunderstorms blow through Michiana resulted in nearly 11,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers losing electricity at the height of the outages.Most of the outages were in the southern and western portions of the South Bend area.As of 7 a.m. on Monday, May 25, more than 3,000 customers remained without power.  By 5 a.m. on Tuesday, the number of customers still waiting for the power to be restored was just over 200.I&M crews were assembled from within the South Bend district and from other areas I&M serves to assist in the restoration and repair of equipment damaged due to trees and high winds.Follow Indiana Michigan Power outages here. WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Listen To Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Headlining Performance With Oteil Burbridge At Red Rocks

first_imgLast Thursday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made its highly anticipated headlining debut at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Almost Dead’s Red Rocks performance has been a long time coming. The group composed of Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, and Dave Dreiwitz was initially supposed to make their first headlining appearance at the famed Colorado venue at the end of April, though unfavorable weather forced their show to be moved indoors to the 1st Bank Center and prompted their Red Rocks date to be rescheduled for later in the summer. Unfortunately, bassist Dave Dreiwitz was on tour with Ween and unavailable for the new date, though the Grateful Dead-inspired ensemble found a worthy replacement in Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge. After many months of anticipation, Almost Dead certainly did not disappoint for their headlining Red Rocks show, putting on a truly exemplary performance for the sold-out crowd that also saw the group heavily tease Phish, ahead of the Vermont quartet’s annual three-night run at Dick’s Sporting Good Park that started the following day. It was an exceptional Labor Day long weekend for music fans in Colorado, that is for sure.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Makes A Grand, Phish-Laced Red Rocks Debut With Oteil Burbridge [Video/Photo]The Joe Russo’s Almost Dead set with Oteil Burbridge truly proved the mastery needed to keep up with the founding members, as the band continuously weaved together their reimagined Grateful Dead tunes with out-of-left-field surprises, like James Brown, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, Michael Jackson, King Curtis, Phish, and Allman Brothers teases throughout. Oteil Burbridge contributed his vocals throughout the night, and took lead on “Box of Rain,” which also featured an “Uncle John’s Band” section. Keeping on the train of untraditional musicianship, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kept the fire alive in their headlining debut performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and it will forever be remembered for such. For a Grateful Dead “cover band”– though we all know Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is so much more than that–to headline and sell out a venue of that size that the Grateful Dead have played countless times, is a very big deal. Read our in-depth review of the performance and see our full gallery here.Thanks to Todd R for the recording, you can listen to the show via JamBuzz below:You can also see the full setlist below, courtesy of Peter Costello.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/31/2017Set One: Jam -> Here Comes Sunshine @ > Ruben & Cherise -> Jam -> Mama Tried, New Speedway Boogie # -> Music Never Stopped Reprise -> New Speedway Jam -> Music Never Stopped Jam -> Dancing In The Streets $ -> New Speedway Reprise % -> Box Of Rain ^ (OB), He’s Gone & -> Truckin’ -> Born Cross Eyed JamSet Two: Jack Straw > Feel Like A Stranger * -> Harry Hood Jam + -> China Cat Sunflower -> The Eleven -> The Wheel @@ ->  There Is A Mountain ## > I Know You Rider, Greatest Story Ever Told $$, Morning DewEncore: We Bid You Goodnight %%@ – With a “Sex Machine” (James Brown) Tease (MB), a “La Di Da Di” (Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick) Tease (MB)# – Unfinished$ – With Music Never Stopped Teases (TH), an unknown Tease (MB), New Speedway Teases & lyrics, a “Memphis Soul Stew” (King Curtis) Tease (OB), “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson) Teases (SM & MB).% – First split New Speedway^ – With an Uncle John’s Band Tease (Band)& – With Truckin & Tennessee Jed Teases (TH) & a “Humdinger” (WOLF) tease (SM) – I think* – Unfinished+ – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Phish Cover (No lyrics were sung), First Time Played By Almost [email protected]@ – First verse sung in 11, with an “In With the In Crowd” (Ramsey Lewis) Jam, a “Bathtub Gin” (Phish) Tease (MB)## – Donovan Cover, Instrumental with 2 choruses only sung, First Time Played By Almost Dead. Basis for the Allman Bros “Mountain Jam” but closer to the original Donovan version.$$ – With a “Night in Tunisia” (Dizzy Gillespie) Jam, an Estimated Prophet Tease (TH) & a “Stash” (Phish) Tease (SM)%% – A cappella at their positions with vocal mics, not at the front of the stage[Photo by Bill McAlaine]last_img read more

4 hurt in explosion at Los Angeles-area industrial park

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion at an industrial park near Los Angeles has injured four people, three of them critically. Authorities say it happened in a Santa Clarita neighborhood at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. The blast left three men with severe burns and they were taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition. A fourth man later walked into the hospital for treatment. The blast was initially reported as being on a movie set. The region has been used for filming but none was taking place at the time. The explosion sparked a small brushfire that was quickly contained.last_img read more

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