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Hotshots: Meet Harlequins back-row James Chisholm

first_img Always been a back-rower?  I used to play 12 but I moved to the back row when I was 15. I can play six and seven but No 8 is my favourite position.When did you join Quins? I’ve been involved since Year Eight. I have one more season on this contract.Which England teams have you played for?U16, and U18 last year. I played eight games and captained six of them. This year I’m with the U20s.Did you play other sports? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Foot on the gas: James’s older brother Ross also plays at Quins RW verdict: Chisholm has stiff back-row competition at Quins, but Robshaw and Easter are ideal mentors.Want to keep up to date with rugby’s Hotshots every month? Why not subscribe to Rugby World? Click here for the latest subscription deals, or find out how to download the digital edition here. Dad had a couple of years with Everton, and I played a lot of football but wasn’t much good! I played rugby from the age of four because I went to Haywards Heath. Rugby was always my favourite.Do you still live with your brother, Ross?Yes, with him and Luke Wallace from Quins.What are your goals?It’d be good to help England U20 remain Six Nations champions. I’ve been on loan at Worthing Raiders, and I’d like to get more experience with them too.last_img read more

Super Saturday predictions for the Premiership and Pro12

first_img We’re finally here, Super Saturday looms large for teams have just one more chance to qualify for the Play-Offs and Europe next season. Just one point separates Leicester Tigers, Exeter Chiefs and Saracens as they tussle for a place in the top four while Wasps and Sale Sharks compete for the last European Champions Cup place. In the Pro12, the top 4 have nailed down their places, but not the order and who will get the final Champions Cup place, the Scarlets, Edinburgh or Connacht. We look ahead to this weekend’s key fixtures and predict the outcomes…Aviva PremiershipLondon Welsh v SaracensChampionship bound and winless – this has been an utterly miserable season for London Welsh. Yet one colossal performance from the minnows could prove consolation by derailing Saracens’ course to Twickenham. It won’t happen. If Exeter win at home, then Saracens need to better their result by four points to guarantee a place in the playoffs. And with Owen Farrell back in the starting lineup and Billy Vunipola flattening everything within reach Saracens should clinch fourth place and condemn Welsh to a bagel season.Prediction: Saracens to canter to a bonus point and qualify for the play-offsBattering ram: The in-form Billy Vunipola could wreak havoc against London WelshExeter Chiefs v Sale SharksWith Saracens odds on to demolish Welsh only a miracle can save Exeter from a fifth place finish. The Chiefs have established themselves as everyone’s second team with notable performances throughout the season from Henry Slade, potential England bolter Dave Ewers and leading Premiership try-scorer Thomas ‘tank engine’ Waldrom. However a bonus point win for Sale would secure a place in the European Champions Cup if Wasps lose to London Irish.Prediction: Bonus point win for Exeter but fall just short in making the playoffs.Leicester Tigers v Northampton SaintsRichard Cockerill’s men will once again find themselves in the playoffs, despite a torrid injury-plagued start to the campaign if they can dispatch Northampton at Welford road. The Saints have made 13 changes to the side that beat London Welsh resting key players ahead of their home semi-final. Leicester meanwhile need to better the results of Saracens and Exeter to guarantee third place, now seemingly more likely due to a weakened Saints’ lineup. Northampton will hope the experienced trio of Lee Dickson, Alex Corbisiero and Phil Dowson can stem a Leicester pack that did so much to nullify Wasps last weekend.Prediction: Leicester win by 10 points.Creator-in-chief: Wasps will look to Elliot Daly to spur them onto Champions Cup qualificationLondon Irish v WaspsWasps need to win at the Madjeski stadium to seal their place in the Champions Cup. Yet with key performers Nathan Hughes, attending the birth of his first child, and Joe Simpson out injured victory is far from assured. England’s forgotten man Shane Geraghty will captain London Irish from midfield with his side guaranteed to finish tenth. Elliot Daly and Christian Wade, however, will be hoping for one more mesmeric showing to capture Stuart Lancaster’s imagination and force their way into World Cup contention. With nothing to play for and harrowing defeats in their last two outings Irish should wilt in the face of Wasps’ hunger for European competiton.Prediction: Wasps win by 15 points. Proper rivalry: There will be no love lost in the East Midlands derby LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All matches kick off at 15:30Guinness Pro12Connacht v OspreysA bonus point win for the Ospreys would guarantee an advantageous home semifinal against either Glasgow Warriors, Munster or Ulster. However with Connacht harboring European ambitions of their own Ospreys will not waltz to victory. Connacht need to match Edinburgh’s result against Leinster if they are to qualify for the Champions Cup yet with just one win in their last six games Ospreys should have enough to overcome Pat Lam’s side. Watch out for the cultured right peg of Dan Biggar at flyhalf as he endeavors to pin back the Irish side in what will be claustrophobic encounter.Prediction: Ospreys by five points to earn a home semi-final but no bonus point.Biggar man: Pivot Dan Biggar will be expected to fire the Ospreys to a home play-offGlasgow v UlsterUlster have made 12 changes to the side that drew with Munster, seemingly content with the prospect of an away semifinal. Retiring captain Al Kellock returns for Glasgow in the second row with Sean Lamont regaining fitness to start out wide. Having not lost at home in the league this season Glasgow remain solid favourites to take this one but may struggle to get the bonus point. Ulster should strive to keep momentum heading into the playoffs and will pray for the prompt return of Pro12 top try-scorer Craig Gilroy from a hamstring injury.Prediction: Glasgow to win by 5 and earn a home semi-final but no bonus point.Munster v Newport Gwent Dragons Munster have arguably the easiest tie of any of the top four sides, at home to the Dragons. The Dragons have failed to beat Munster in the last three meetings, with the last result ending in a 28 point win for the Irish province. Ian Keatley, the Pro12’s top points scorer, is set to win his 100th cap for the side and will surely keep things ticking over from the tee. The Welsh side are however coming off the back of an accomplished 19-5 victory over Edinburgh and will look to the fleeting feet of Hallam Amos on the wing to summon an unlikely upset.Prediction: Munster to win by 15 points but no bonus pointHelping hand: Simon Zebo aids Ian Keatley and he scores more points off the deckTreviso v Scarlets The Scarlets have had the easiest run-in of the three sides fighting for the automatic sixth-placed finish, with Zebre, Cardiff Blues and now Treviso. They need two points to be certain, so a draw – of which they have had three already – or two bonus points to see them through. One man who will be looking to impress will be Gareth Davies, who was suspended for five weeks for a head-butt. Along with Liam Williams, Scott Williams and the breakdown specialist James Davies, the Scarlets should have enough class to consolidate their Champions Cup place against Treviso side who have caused them problems in the pastPrediction: The Scarlets to win by 8 points, qualify but not pick up a bonus point It’s the final day of the domestic season in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12, so what’s there to play for and who’s going to proceed to the Play-Offs? Read on… TAGS: MunsterOspreysUlster last_img read more

Summer Olympics Medal Count Update

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 4Russia36312 8South Korea3216 7Hungary4116 PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal 3Japan311014 10Great Britain1326 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSolympics Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleUpgrades coming to Lake Apopka Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herecenter_img 9France2316 2China83617 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 The 2016 Summer Olympic Medal Count – Day 4The United States continues to lead the medal count. China, Japan, and Russia maintained their positions. Australia edged in front of Italy into the top 5.The US athletes won four Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medals yesterday.The US womens’ gymnastics team made history by winning back-to-back golds in the team all-around competition. Michael Phelps earned two gold medals. His personal Gold medal count now stands at 21. Katie Ledecky won the 200m freestlye to add another Gold medal to her inventory.Here is a list of all Day 4 Medal winners:GoldWomen’s gymnastics, team competitionMichael Phelps, Men’s 200m butterfly (swimming)Katie Ledecky, Women’s 200m freestyle (swimming)Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay (swimming)SilverTravis Stevens, Men’s Judo 81kgBronzePhillip Dutton, Individual eventing (equestrian)Maya Dirado, Women’s 200m individual medley (swimming)The Top Ten countries are: 5Australia4059 Please enter your comment! 6Italy3429 1United States98926 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Better Ireland deadline extended

first_img The closing date for the AIB Better Ireland Programme has been extended to the 7th March. Better Ireland has provided €10,000 for each of its 185 local branches to give to good causes.The programme has been broadened to include even more children than before. As before the Programmes’ overall focus is to tackle social exclusion amongst children and this goal has now been further subdivided into five key ‘causes’. AIB hope to enhance the lives of children across Ireland by concentrating on 5 issues that affect children:– Physical / Sensory disabilities– Intellectual / General learning disabilities– Drug /Alcohol abuse– A lack of access to mainstream education due to poverty– HomelessnessThe new Programme will also be administered in very different way than before. After an initial application process a cash award of €10,000 will be made to a local children’s group by each of the 185 participating branches across the country. The public will have the final say as to which group gets the money by means of a public text Better Ireland deadline extended Howard Lake | 28 February 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland  14 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Tamil journalist’s home searched again

first_img to go further Receive email alerts Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific A dozen police without a warrant searched the Colombo home of Dharmaratnam Sivaram, editor of the news website, for the second time in three months on 23 July. Reporters Without Borders deplored the post-midnight raid as unjustified and said it was worried about his safety. RSF_en July 29, 2020 Find out more News News Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists July 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tamil journalist’s home searched again News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge January 13, 2021 Find out more A dozen police without a warrant searched the Colombo home of Dharmaratnam Sivaram, editor of the news website, for the second time in three months on 23 July. Reporters Without Borders deplored the post-midnight raid as unjustified and said it was worried about his safety.When police arrived, Sivaram, who works for the national Daily Mirror and founded Tamilnet, was with two friends, Rajpal Abeynayake of the Sri Lanka Sunday Times and an MP for the eastern district of Batticaloa, Senathirajah Jeyanandamoorthy, who was searched despite having parliamentary immunity.Police first raided Sivaram’s home on 3 May.________________________________________________________4.05.2004Reporters Without Borders fears for safety of Tamil journalist Dharmaratnam SivaramReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) has expressed its fears for the safety of Tamil journalist Dhamaratnam Sivaram (“Taraki”) head of the news website, who has received threats and had his Colombo home searched by police.The international press freedom organisation urged home affairs minister Amarasiri Dodangoda for a public explanation of the treatment of Sivaram, a columnist and head of the news website, and to provide genuine guarantees for his safety.Around 40 police raided Sivaram’s home on the night of 3 May 2004 – World Press Freedom Day. The journalist was out at the time but his wife and three children were at home. The family feel intimidated. They were only shown an identification car by a police officer. Police, who told the family that they were looking for weapons, searched his office. Possession of weapons is an offence for which an accused can not be bailed under Sri lankan law.Sivaram, a regular contributor to the Tamil service of the BBC World Service, also received threats from an unknown source. Journalists in Colombo told Reporters Without Borders that paramilitary groups from the east of the country, could want revenge on for recent coverage of the spilt from LTTE lead by former eastern commander Karuna.”Dharmaratnam Sivaram has enough enemies for some vengeful groups to take advantage of the post-electoral situation to target a journalist known to have condemned them and for his stance in support of the Norwegian-sponsored peace process,” said Reporters Without Borders in its letter to Amarasiri Dodangoda. This search was conducted while Norwegian peace delegates are in Colombo at the invitation of the president.Sivaram himself told the organisation, “there appears to be a major threat to my life.” In 2001, Sivaram was branded as a spy for the Tamil Tigers and was attacked by armed men.Tamil journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan was murdered a few days after October 2000 elections, the organisation recalled. last_img read more

Pasadena Water and Power Announces General Manager of Power Delivery

first_img 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) appointed Marvin Moon as its new Assistant General Manager (AGM) of Power Delivery. Moon will permanently fill the position following Engineering Manager Varoojan Avedian, who had served as Interim AGM of Power Delivery since November 2017.Moon comes to PWP after 35 years of service at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), where he held various positions including Manager of Distribution Engineering, Manager of Customer New Business, and most recently, Director of the Power Engineering Division. For the last ten years, he has been responsible for the design and management of all projects related to the LADWP power system infrastructure. He oversaw projects related to renewable energy, power generation, substations, transmission, smart grid, and the distribution system. Additionally, Moon acted as the supporting management sponsor for LADWP’s Electric Vehicle Program.As the PWP Assistant General Manager of Power Delivery, Moon will be responsible for all Pasadena’s power system services, which include resources, engineering, construction, operations, and notably, PWP’s electrification program. “My 35-year career within the power industry has spanned a variety of roles,” said Moon. “As I take on this new chapter, I look forward to bringing that unique expertise to the Power Delivery team and the PWP organization.”“Marvin Moon was a champion of transportation electrification for many years, and as PWP begins exploring this new arena, we are confident that Mr. Moon will be incredibly valuable as the new AGM of Power Delivery,” said PWP General Manager Gurcharan Bawa.Moon has been the recipient of several City of Los Angeles Productivity Awards. In addition, he has twice received the Mayor’s Innovation Award and has been recognized as an innovator by the Electric Power Research Institute.To learn more, visit Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Government Pasadena Water and Power Announces General Manager of Power Delivery From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 3:20 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautylast_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

€2 per week rent increase on Council houses in Donegal looking unlikely

first_img By News Highland – December 19, 2012 It’s now looking increasingly unlikely that the proposed €2  increase in rent for those living in council owned property will be included in Donegal County Councils budget for 2013.The council had been proposing a rent increase of just over 100 euro per house per year.But in last few minutes, Fine Gael whip on the Council, Barry O’Neill has outlined his parties opposition to the proposal.Sinn Fein had already said earlier this week that they could not support the councils budget if this measure was contained.With more on this, here’s Greg Hughes from the County House in Lifford…..[podcast][/podcast] Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Google+ Google+ Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp €2 per week rent increase on Council houses in Donegal looking unlikely News Previous article520 births in Donegal between April and JuneNext articleUnclear if Donegal County Council budget will be passed this evening News Highland Pinterestlast_img read more

IFA claims minister doesn’t appreciate the extent of the fodder crisis in the NW

first_imgNews IFA claims minister doesn’t appreciate the extent of the fodder crisis in the NW Twitter Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img Previous article“Ireland shouldn’t pull out of Eurovision” – DolanNext articleDerry makes final of “The Irish Times” Best Place to Holiday in Ireland competition News Highland IFA Chairs in Donegal and Leitrim are calling on the Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to look beyond Cork as he considers the fodder crisis.The Chairman of Leitrim IFA Pat Gilhooly said Mr Coveney seems to have forgotten the west and northern parts of the country, where the real problems currently exist with fodder shortages and lack of grass growth. “We have saturated ground, no fodder and no money.”That point was echoed this afternoon by Donegal IFA Chair PJ Mc Monagle, who said that Mrv Coveney should visit the west and North West to see for himself the plight of thousands of farm families who are struggling to deal with the impact of the weather……………[podcast][/podcast] By News Highland – May 20, 2013 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Donegal Gardai target young male drivers in holiday weekend clampdown

first_img Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai in Donegal are warning drivers that extra checkpoints will in place over the October holiday weekend in a bid to clamp down on speeding and drink or drug driving.Inspector Michael Harrison, head of the Traffic Corps in Donegal, says the target in the county this weekend is young male drivers.He says any passengers with concerns about driver behaviour should get out of that car as quickly as possible.Inspector Harrison is urging parents to tell their children to ring them if they need a lift, and says the concerned passengers should contact gardai using the Tough Love text line on 087 980 9999……..[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Previous articleStormont Health Committee given Altnagelvin radiotherapy assurancesNext articleFarm safety highlighted by Teagasc News Highland Google+ Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newscenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – October 22, 2010 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Donegal Gardai target young male drivers in holiday weekend clampdown Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more