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Friday Funnies – Justin Marshall does a Hollywood

first_imgFriday Aug 8, 2008 Friday Funnies – Justin Marshall does a Hollywood It hasn’t been the funniest of weeks for Rugbydump, or even in the world of rugby, so we’ll go back in time a little bit and revisit an amusing incident from earlier in the season, featuring that man Justin Marshall yet again. It was January of this year when the Ospreys and Gloucester met at Liberty Stadium in a Heineken Cup played in atrocious conditions. The crowd weren’t phased though, and it was cheered on by an 18 000 strong contingent. Former All Black scrum half Marshall was everywhere on the night, putting in a well deserved Man of the Match performance as he marshalled (I couldn’t resist) his troops to a 32-15 win. His brilliant counter attack run down the right wing set up Nikki Walker, who was stopped well by the covering defence. As Marshall went in to grab the ball, Gloucester flank Peter Buxton came in at the side and hit Marshall just as he was trying to gather the ball. The subsequent flamboyant Oscar-worthy dive resulted in Buxton being sent to the bin, looking rather angry and feeling hard done by. I don’t blame him. It’s funny to watch it now, but this kind of milking of a yellow card is poor. The dive, the hands waving in the air, it’s all a bit cynical really. The good thing about a guy like Justin Marshall though, is that he knows it was outrageous, and he’s willing to have a laugh at himself about it, as you can see during this short snippet from a European rugby chat show. Incidentally, Marshall has recently left the Ospreys, and will be playing for Montpelier in the French Top 14 this season. The league kicks off later this month, with big name players from all corners of the rugby globe being involved, making it one of the most exciting upcoming French seasons for many a year. On the move, Marshall said: I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Ospreys and in many ways I will be sorry to leave, however, I believe the time is right to move on. Im now looking forward to my move to Montpellier and the very different challenges that playing rugby in France will offer. We’ll keep an eye on Justin and his antics, and if any other award winning performances are to be put in, we’ll be sure to feature them for you, right here on Rugbydump. Time: 1:18 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… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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

Man prosecuted for reacting to shoplifting accusation

first_img TAGSCourtDunnes StoresJetland Shopping Centrelimerick A LIMERICK man who became irate when he was accused of shoplifting despite having a receipt for the goods he purchased, has been ordered to pay €100 to the district court poor box for a breach of the peace.Stuart McNamara (23) of Kileely, Limerick had purchased some items at Dunnes Stores in the Jetland Shopping Centre on the Ennis Road.Judge Marian O’Leary heard that the father-of-two, was with his girlfriend when security staff stopped him on suspicion of shoplifting.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Although Mr McNamara produced a receipt for the goods he purchased, Gardaí were called to the store.When he protested his innocence, he became aggressive and was arrested and charged with a public order offence.Pleading guilty to the charge, defence counsel Erin O’Hagan BL said her client has apologised for his reaction. He was a recovering addict and had made strident efforts over the last number of months to right his life. He was working well with regards to his children and was free from drugs for a considerable period.Judge O’Leary ordered him to pay €100 to the court poor box adding that if he made the payment within three months, she would apply the probation act. Twitter Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleTake your partners ’round and Swing ’emNext articleDPP fails in bid to appeal Limerick drug dealer’s sentence Staff Reporter center_img Facebook Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Advertisement NewsMan prosecuted for reacting to shoplifting accusationBy Staff Reporter – March 26, 2016 990 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApplast_img read more

Florence + The Machine Announces Spring Tour Dates With Nathaniel Rateliff, Blood Orange & More

first_imgOn Monday morning, Florence + The Machine announced 16 new shows scheduled for this spring in continuing support for the British band’s 2018 studio album, High As Hope. The band will be joined throughout the spring tour on select dates by Perfume Genius, CHRIS (formerly Christine & The Queens), Blood Orange, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Florence + The Machine had also previously announced their forthcoming appearance at Governor’s Ball in New York City in early June.The run of spring shows will start on May 10th with a gig at FORM Arcosanti in Mayer, Arizona, followed by scheduled appearances at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA (5/12-13); T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV (5/17); Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO (5/20); Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago, IL (5/23); Budweiser Stage in Toronto, ON (5/26); Centre Bell in Montreal, QC (5/27); Xfinity Center in Boston, MA (5/30); Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD (6/3); Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA (6/6); and AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL on June 9th, just to name a few.Related: Florence + The Machine Perform For NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ Series The band is scheduled to begin their 2019 concert campaign with a run of European performances beginning early next month with a show at Olympiahalle München in Munich, Germany on March 2nd. The run of international dates will continue until March 25th, where they’ll then get a few months off before starting their Machine back up running again in early May.High As Hope arrived back on June 29th, 2018 via Virgin EMI/Republic Records. The band followed their full-album release earlier this year by sharing a pair of new stand-alone singles with “Moderation” and “Haunted House” on January 25th.Tickets for the newly announced spring tour dates will go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 8th, at 11 a.m. local time. Fans can click here for more info. Fans can reference the full listing of new spring tour cities/dates below for the detailed schedule of upcoming North American performances.New Spring 2019 Tour DatesMay 10 – Mayer, AZ – FORM ArcosantiMay 12 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl*May 13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl*May 15 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion**May 17 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena**May 20 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre**May 23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island^May 24 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre^May 26 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage^May 28 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell^May 30 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center^June 1 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music FestivalJune 3 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion^June 5 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek$June 6 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre$June 8 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center$June 9 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena$*w/ Perfume Genius* w/ CHRIS^ w/Blood Orange$ w/ Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsView Spring Tour Dateslast_img read more

Marine Scientists Spot Deepest Cold-Water Corals Off Ireland

first_imgA team of scientists have discovered the deepest known occurrence of a cold water coral reef known as Solenosmilia variabilis in Irish waters at depths of 1600 metres as part of a multiagency and university collaboration using video mapping with the Marine Institute’s remotely operated vehicle ROV Holland I.The marine scientists led by the Marine Institute with the National Parks and Wildlife Services, travelled over 1000 nautical miles over three weeks along Ireland’s Porcupine Bank and continental slope collecting HD video, sample cores and biological specimens along the shelf edge from 50 locations. The SeaRover survey was carried out on the Commissioner of Irish Lights vessel ILV Granuaile gathering data for marine planning, habitat protection and measuring the effects of climate change.“Some of the reef ecosystems and habitats we discovered have never been seen before and discovering S. variabilis at depths greater than 1600 m helps us establish a better understanding of the environmental conditions necessary for this species to thrive,” explains Chief Scientist David O’Sullivan, INFOMAR, at the Marine Institute. “The deep-sea coral S. variabilis is widespread, normally seen at depths between 1000 to 1300 m on seamounts or rocky areas deep under the sea but only occasionally forms reefs. Its growth rate is very slow approximately one mm per year, so finding the reef structure, which is part of a fragile ecosystem thousands of years old, in deeper parts of the ocean is an important find for marine science.”Sea pens, which visually look like a cross between a feather, a starfish and a fern are actually a form of soft coral were also found in the extreme deep sea environment. They sprout polyps from a stem-like centre. “With over 300 species currently known around the world they come in a variety of shaNew expedition finds deepest ever Irish coralspes, sizes and colours — we have seen a wide variety of forms on this survey and can only give species names to very few as many are likely to be new to science and have yet to be described,” explained Dr Yvonne Leahy, National Parks and Wildlife Service. “There are undoubtedly many more unidentified species out there and we ourselves have observed some specimens that require closer examination to properly identify.”The team used the Marine Institutes’ Holland 1 ROV to map the distribution and extent of deep water reefs and associated habitats, as well as using high-resolution bathymetric maps produced under the national seabed mapping programme, INFOMAR, a joint Geological Survey of Ireland -Marine Institute initiative. The bathymetric data which shows the depths of the ocean has been key in identifying specific seabed features such as submarine canyons, escarpments and mounds where reef habitats are likely to occur.The SEA-Rover survey (Sensitive Ecosystem Assessment and ROV Exploration of Reef Habitat Survey) is jointly funded by the Irish Government and the EU through the European Maritime Fisheries Fund and National Parks and Wildlife Service to undertake further mapping surveys of offshore reefs with the aim of to evaluate status and review requirements for conservation and management measures consistent with the Habitats Directive. The project is co-managed by the INFOMAR programme and Fisheries Science and Ecosystem Services at the Marine Institute and National Parks and Wildlife Service. While the project objectives are primarily policy driven, the collection of data and scientific benefit will also be of immense benefit to the national and international research community.The ROV robotic arms were also used to collect biological specimens for NUI Galway’s SFI funded project ‘Exploiting and Conserving Deep Sea Genetic Resources’ and will also give new information on where sensitive species are found to help research at University of Plymouth’s Deep Sea Conservation Unit to predict where high value ecological areas might be found offshore Ireland and the wider North East Atlantic.“The biological samples will help us understand the connectivity of different cold-water coral reef habitats, which will ultimately help with their future management,” said on board senior scientist Dr Kerry Howell from Plymouth University Deep Sea Conservation Unit.Source: The Marine Institutelast_img read more

IMCA heroes celebrated at Sept. 2-7 Super Nation­als

first_imgBoth the Prelude and the complete week of Super Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Late Models following the Deery Brothers Summer Series headline the opening night show on Labor Day. The complete Sport Compact program is Tuesday, Sept. 3. “While racing remains the focus at Super Nationals, there are a number of activities off the track that drivers and fans can participate in,” Root said. “Both a bag toss tourney and BBQ championship are new this year and the Duffers’ golf tourney is on Friday.” Racing begins at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday, Sept. 1 pre-tech runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an open practice from 5-7 p.m. Cody Hicks returns to the pit area stage for an 8 p.m. concert that evening.  The richest event in grassroots racing will see nearly $300,000 paid out, plus another $60,000 in contingency awards. “The purse structure is designed to benefit the drivers who best support IMCA and our weekly sanctioned tracks,” noted Root.  Boone Speedway hosts the 37th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Ca­sey’s on Sept. 2-7. More than 600 drivers from across the United States, and from Canada and Australia as well, have already pre-entered. Saint’s Avenue Café will serve breakfast in the pit area from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 and from 8-11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, Sept. 2-7 on the grandstand side of the speedway. Early Modified entry numbers have already topped 200 while Stock Car entries are nearing the division record 193 that competed at the 2015 Super Nationals.center_img Five1seven Designs gives replica door panels to Modified and Northern SportMod main event qualifiers while Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact qualifiers all receive replica hoods. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to follow that evening. The Modified feature pays $1,000 to win while Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Northern SportMods for $400 and Hobby Stocks for $250. “Super Nationals is a bucket list event for most drivers,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “Qualify­ing for a 30- or 33-car feature field when there are 200-plus entries is an accomplishment most racers should hang their hat on.” The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational tops the Friday, Sept. 6 card. Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod races of champions and main events bring the week to a close on Saturday, Sept. 7. Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers must be registered for Super Nationals by Aug. 29 to compete in the Saturday, Aug. 31 Wild Rose and Casino Resort Prelude special at Boone. Super Heroes is the theme for the best appearing car contest. Both Modified and Northern SportMod division winners receive trophies and Speedway Motors gives $100 gift cards to all driv­ers entering the contest. The Modified winner receives a steering box from Sweet Manufactur­ing. BOONE, Iowa – Dirt track racing heroes will be celebrated at an event that already has a Super Heroes theme. With Weekly Racing Bonuses included, potential winner’s paydays are $7,000 for the Modifieds, $3,500 for both the Late Models and Stock Cars, $2,250 for the Northern SportMods, $1,850 for the Hobby Stocks and $500 for the Sport Compacts.last_img read more

Barca knocked out, Atletico and Bayern into Champions League semis

first_imgBayern progressed with a 2-2 draw in Lisbon seeing them beat Benfica 3-2 on aggregate, Arturo Vidal and Thomas Mueller getting the goals for the German side. Atletico and Bayern join Real Madrid and Manchester City in the draw for the last four.Share on: WhatsApp Messi was toothless against Atletico Madrid. PHOTO BY AFPParis, France | AFP |Atletico Madrid ousted holders Barcelona from the Champions League at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday while Bayern Munich also advanced to the semi-finals by eliminating Benfica.Atletico overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit with a 2-0 win against Barca at the Vicente Calderon secured thanks to an Antoine Griezmann brace.last_img read more