Veteran prop Ben May escaped carding for a sneaky punch, but the disciplinary panel got him

first_imgFriday Oct 16, 2020 Veteran prop Ben May escaped carding for a sneaky punch, but the disciplinary panel got him Taranaki prop Ben May was cited for allegedly punching an opposition player in his team’s Mitre 10 Cup match against Auckland on 10 October.ADVERTISEMENTMay reached through a ruck and struck Blake Gibson in the face, causing a bit of damage.Somehow, referee James Doleman and his TMO couldn’t see it clearly when reviewing. They thought hooker Ricky Riccitelli made contact with Gibson’s eye, but couldn’t see that clearly, so May escaped onfield punishment.He was later cited, and at the judicial hearing, it was agreed that the offence was more appropriately dealt with as a breach of Law 9.20, for making contact with an opponent above the shoulder in a ruck.May admitted to this breach and the mid-range sanction of a four-week suspension was reduced to two weeks as there was no serious injury to the opposition player, May showed remorse and has good judicial record over his extensive career.May will miss this weekend’s Taranaki match against Southland and their fixture against Waikato.ADVERTISEMENTOTHER DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS:Slade McDowell was red-carded in Otago’s Ranfurly Shield defence on 4 October for a high tackle that made direct contact with the opponent’s head.At a hearing, the Judicial Officer found that the offence was not deliberate, but reckless with a starting point sanction of six weeks. The sanction was reduced to three weeks on account of McDowell’s clean judicial record, remorse and acknowledgement of wrongdoing.McDowell missed Otago’s match against Wellington and will also be side-lined for their fixtures against Counties Manukau and Northland.ADVERTISEMENTVilimoni Koroi received a yellow card in the same match for making contact with an opposition player in the air and was subsequently cited for the incident. The Judicial Officer dismissed the citing and revoked the yellow card, deeming no fault lay with Koroi in the incident. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fluid X / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & associates

first_imgSave this picture!© Kaori Ichikawa+ 13Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyHouses•Utsunomiya, Japan Photographs:  Kaori IchikawaSave this picture!© Kaori IchikawaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. The project is a residence in Utsunomiya, Japan where climate and temperature greatly fluctuates. Site’s climatic characters were analyzed to introduce natural energy into the house while unifying the interior with the exterior. Taking daily activities as well as light, wind and heat flow into consideration, the best layout resulted in an X-shape. Public spaces are allocated to the north and south segment while private areas are in the east and west segment. A corridor from east to west divides the living and dining room and is enclosed by sliding doors that provides partition if needed.Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaThe living room in the south wing was designed as a solar collector room during winter time, where the wall position was defined by the sun incidence angle from 10:00 to 15:00 hours during the winter solstice. During daytime, the movable partition in the living room is meant to be closed in order to collect heat and opened after sunset to distribute the heat to the neighboring rooms. During summer the wind flowing from the south is let into the house by a large sliding door which encloses the living room, and a mechanism was set up in order to allow this wind to escape on the north end of the house.Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaSave this picture!© Kaori IchikawaSave this picture!Floor PlanThe living room in the south is designed as a solar collector in winter time. During the day, Living room’s partition is closed to collect heat and opened after sunset to distribute heat. During summer, wind from the south is let into and out of the house. Given the X-shaped layout, a microclimate is created, allowing wind to circulate and gain speed.Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessParis Longchamp Racecourse / Dominique Perrault ArchitecteSelected ProjectsVeranda House / sigit.kusumawijayaSelected Projects Share Photographs Fluid X / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & associates Area:  132 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893269/fluid-x-ryuichi-ashizawa-architects-and-associates Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893269/fluid-x-ryuichi-ashizawa-architects-and-associates Clipboard Fluid X / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & associatesSave this projectSaveFluid X / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & associates ArchDaily Projects “COPY” 2015 “COPY” Japan Architects: Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & associates Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeRyuichi Ashizawa Architects & associatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUtsunomiyaJapanPublished on May 02, 2018Cite: “Fluid X / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & associates” 02 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Community Foundation grants programme opens

first_img–Carers–Older people–People Leaving institutions–Sexual minorities–Ethnic Minorities–Families at RiskApplication forms and guidelines are available at www.communityfoundation.ieor by calling 01- 8747354. The deadline for applications is 31st March.The Community Foundation is a donor services and grant-making organisation. The Foundation – a registered charity – was established in 2000 with the support of Government and the business sector, and has grown with the support of individuals, families, businesses, religious and other institutions through enabling them engage in effective philanthropic activity by getting funds local grassroots causes. The Community Foundation for Ireland’s small Grants Scheme is now accepting applications for its first round of Grants in 2006. Applications are open to Community & Voluntary groups within the Republic of Ireland.The priority areas for the years 2004 – 2006 are to assist projects working to respond to Isolation and to develop a more Diverse society.The Small Grants Scheme will have a particular focus on: Advertisement  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Community Foundation grants programme openscenter_img 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 7 February 2006 | Newslast_img read more

What Impact will Higher Interest Rates Have on Agriculture?

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Dec 18, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News What Impact will Higher Interest Rates Have on Agriculture? What Impact will Higher Interest Rates Have on Agriculture?Chris HurtThe Federal Reserve raised interest rates last week by a quarter of a point. This is just the beginning of higher inflation and more costly credit in 2017. The interest rate hike is just the first of what will likely be several such hikes in 2017. Purdue Ag Economist Dr. Chris Hurt says higher interest rates along with a more robust US economy will have an impact on agriculture, “We are going to see a more stimulitve economy that will put more pressure on interest rates at the same time the Fed will be tightening down on money supply growth. Both of those factors will drive interest rates up at least 1% in 2017, and perhaps even more.”Yet, an increase in inflation will have a positive impact on commodities. “Grains, oil, and metals all do better in times of rising inflation,” noted Hurt. However, he says runaway inflation and skyrocketing interest rates like we saw in the 1980s is not likely. During its Wednesday meeting, the Federal Reserve also indicated it could raise rates up to three times in 2017, while cautioning it would watch employment and any stimulus programs Congress might enact.“I think the Fed is cautiously trying to get interest rates back to a workable, acceptable, normal level without squelching off the final little bit of strength and growth we have in the economy,” stated Jerry Lynch, professor of economics in Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.The higher rates will increase the cost of credit which will come at a time when more and more farming operations will need more credit from their lenders. Hurt worries that for some this may be a serious problem, “We have operations that have not cash flowed in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Now, if we are raising interest rates in 2017 and beyond, banks are going to take a real hard look at these farms.”Watch the complete interview with Dr. Chris Hurt in the latest HAT Better Farming report, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Checkoff.  Check it out on our web site. Facebook Twitter SHARE What Impact will Higher Interest Rates Have on Agriculture? Previous articleMake the Most of Holiday Party LeftoversNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

World Dairy Expo Canceled for the First Time

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News World Dairy Expo Canceled for the First Time Facebook Twitter SHARE World Dairy Expo Canceled for the First Time SHARE The World Dairy Expo will not take place in 2020, the first time it’s been canceled in 53 years. The World Dairy Expo Committee made a difficult decision based on public health orders and restrictions related to COVID-19 that are in place and issued by Public Health in Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin.World Dairy Expo was to take place in Madison from September 29 through October 3. Last year, the event hosted more than 62,000 people from almost 100 countries.“Our collective hearts are heavy as we share with you that the World Dairy Expo 2020 has been canceled,” says WDE General Manager Scott Bentley. “We know how much this hurts because we feel it too. Please know that other options were explored and considered by the World Dairy Expo Executive Committee and staff.”Public health officials in Dane County, Wisconsin, anticipate that access to the Expo would be limited to 250 people at outdoor events come late September and early October.“We recognize our responsibility to maintain the health of our community and the safety of all of you as exhibitors, attendees, as well as volunteers,” Bentley adds. Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Jun 7, 2020 Previous articleJustice Department Subpoenas Information from MeatpackersNext articleCorn Left to Plant? Numbers Say You Should Opt Out NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Yemeni journalist dies just days after release by Houthis

first_img Anwar al Rakan died on 2 June just days after being released in an already terminally-ill condition from a Houthi prison. His family did not know he was being held by the Houthis (officially known as Ansar Allah), so no one had been campaigning for his release.The Houthis continue to hold at least ten journalists and one citizen-journalist captive. But they could be holding many more because they provide no information about any of their activities including, as in Rakan’s case, who they have detained and where they are holding them.The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate quoted Rakan’s family as saying he was ravaged by starvation, torture and disease when released. Photos of his emaciated body have circulated on social networks.“There is no justification for arbitrarily detaining and torturing journalists,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The Houthis allowed Anwar al Rakan to become fatally ill in detention without providing him with the medical attention he needed and without alerting his family in time. The journalists they are holding, some since 2015, must be freed at once.” Anmuth added: “All of the parties to the war in Yemen, whether the Houthis, Al Qaeda or the Arab coalition, must stop intimidating, torturing or abducting the journalists they dislike.”Rakan’s brother told the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate that it turned out he was arrested by Houthi militiamen in Al-Houban province about a year ago after setting off from the Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa, for his home province. It seems that the press cards found on him were the reason he was arrested.Currently experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in its history, Yemen is ranked 167th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Deploring Yemeni journalist Anwar al Rakan’s death as a result of mistreatment while held for about a year by Yemen’s Houthis, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges all of Yemen’s belligerents to stop trying to restrict news coverage and to free all imprisoned journalists. January 6, 2021 Find out more News June 18, 2018 – Updated on June 28, 2018 Yemeni journalist dies just days after release by Houthis YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImpunityHostages to go further YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImpunityHostages News Follow the news on Yemen Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF February 11, 2021 Find out more News Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions February 26, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Joint letter to Canada’s National Energy Board condemning witch-hunt for journalist’s sources

first_img News May 12, 2017 Joint letter to Canada’s National Energy Board condemning witch-hunt for journalist’s sources CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Whistleblowers Follow the news on Canada Receive email alerts News Peter WatsonChairman and Chief ExecutiveNational Energy Board of Canada517 Tenth Avenue SW, Suite 210Calgary, AB, T2R 0A8May 12, 2017 Dear Mr. Watson,We are writing on behalf of two non-profit, non-governmental organizations that work topromote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression around the world:Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).We are deeply troubled by the report that the National Energy Board (NEB), Canada’senergy regulator, hired a private investigation firm to investigate whether its employeesare sharing information with media sources. The investigation has come to light as partof a National Observer special report on the secrets of Canadian government andcorporations, conducted by managing editor Mike De Souza and other Observerreporters.The ongoing investigation will cost the federal government–that is, will cost Canadians–$24,150. While the NEB maintains that they have not spied on journalists as part of theinvestigation, the regulator’s witch-hunt for whistleblowers remains cause for alarm forthe Canadian press and citizens alike. Whistleblowers are a critical source of publicinterest information for journalists, particularly in cases of misconduct behindgovernment and corporate doors. For journalists to be able to do their job of holding thepowerful to account, whistleblowers must be protected, not threatened by continuousinvestigation and surveillance.A September 6, 2016, email from De Souza to NEB executive Sylvain Bédard regardinga joke about tasering environmental protesters made in an August 30 meeting precededan investigation into how De Souza had caught wind of the joke in the first place. OnSeptember 20, the NEB contracted Presidia Security Consulting to investigateemployees, with the goal of identifying possible whistleblowers. In a message informingemployees of the investigation, Mr. Bédard described whistleblowers as a “securityrisk.” The NEB declined De Souza’s requests for interviews and offered him no commentas to the nature or purpose of the investigation, apart from promising that neither DeSouza nor any other reporter were being surveilled.CJFE and RSF condemn the NEB’s use of federal funds—at a cost to the government,and subsequently Canadians, of $24,150—to privately investigate their employees andto stifle potential whistleblowers. Whistleblowers should have access to adequateprotection under Canadian law. To this end, we support calls from public sector unionsfor the federal government to introduce laws expanding governmental protection forwhistleblowers that call out management misconduct. As it stands, should employeesencounter misconduct or injustice, threatening measures like NEB’s private investigationencourage silence rather than speaking out. We condemn this silencing of whistleblowers, and, by extension, silencing of the press through which their storiesought to be heard.On April 26, RSF published its 2017 World Press Freedom Index, in which Canada fellfour places since last year, now ranking 22nd out of 180 countries; only two years ago,Canada was in the top 10. It is more important than ever to protect access to informationand freedom of the press and restore Canada’s once exemplary record as one of theworld’s leading democracies.We thank you for your attention and look forward to your reply. Yours sincerely, Alice Klein, President, CJFE Delphine Halgand, North America Director,Reporters Without Borders Image credit: Bea Vongdouangchanh Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression (CJFE) have sent the following joint letter to Peter Watson, Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Energy Board of Canada (NEB), after learning that the NEB hired a private investigation firm to track down a journalist’s sources. January 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News November 19, 2020 Find out more “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” Organisation Help by sharing this information On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” to go further CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Whistleblowers News November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Press release: Devolved Brexit legislation referred to the Supreme Court

first_imgThe UK Government’s senior Law Officers, the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland, are referring EU exit legislation passed in the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales to the Supreme Court.They are asking for a ruling on whether this legislation is constitutional, and properly within devolved legislative powers. The legal power to refer devolved legislation to the Supreme Court for a ruling on its constitutionality – as set out in the Devolution Acts – is exercisable by the Law Officers in the public interest.Announcing the decision, the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC MP said: The two Bills – the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, and the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill – passed through the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly on 21 March this year.Notes to EditorsThe reference is made to the UK Supreme Court under powers conferred by the Scotland Act 1998 and the Government of Wales Act 2006, which provide the Law Officers with discretion to ask the Supreme Court to consider whether legislation passed by the devolved legislatures is within their respective legislative competence. These powers allow the Law Officers to fulfil their unique constitutional duties to uphold the rule of law and the boundaries of the devolution settlements.The European Union (Wales) Bill and the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill cover very similar ground to the EU(Withdrawal)Bill currently before Parliament but with significant differences in terms of the EU law that is retained and the processes by which it can be amended. To leave these pieces of legislation on the statute book would create very significant legal uncertainty as to how the law would operate. Advocate General for Scotland Lord Keen said: By referring the Scottish Parliament’s Continuity Bill to the Supreme Court, we are seeking legal certainty as to its competence. Given the Presiding Officer’s view at introduction that the Bill was not within the legal scope of the Parliament, we believe it is important to ask the Court to provide absolute clarity. In doing so we are following the process set out in the Scotland Act 1998. Particularly in the run up to Brexit, it is vital that we avoid legal uncertainty in our statute book. This legislation risks creating serious legal uncertainty for individuals and businesses as we leave the EU. This reference is a protective measure which we are taking in the public interest. The Government very much hopes this issue will be resolved without the need to continue with this litigationlast_img read more

Prejudice and violence against people with albinism: An international concern

first_imgIndividuals with albinism face discrimination in societies around the world. Reports of attacks and mutilation occur daily, with thousands of albinos living under threat or at risk. The Harvard Foundation will host a panel discussion and photo exhibition, “Prejudice and Violence against People with Albinism: An International Concern,” on Thu., Oct. 28, and Fri., Oct. 29, to bring attention to this worldwide issue. The panel discussion will be taped and made available to other colleges and organizations around the world.“The Harvard Foundation is pleased to conduct a program on prejudice and violence against albinos,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “It is one of the last unchallenged and unattended prejudices on earth, and we hope to enlightenment people about this bias and mistreatment, and bring about greater understanding and protection of persons with albinism. We are pleased that our students with albinism are taking an active part in this important program.”The panel discussion will take place on Thu., Oct. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, in Harvard Yard. Rick Guidotti’s photos of persons with albinism from around the world will be on display in the Harvard University Science Center Arcade on Oct. 28 and 29. Both events are free and open to the public.last_img read more

Tenkara Fishing and Canyoneering in the Blue Ridge

first_imgCanyoneering the steep canyons and boulder-strewn creeks of the Blue Ridge mountains around the Pisgah National Forest isn’t the way most people choose to go fishing. Well, Blue Ridge Outdoors contributor Graham Averill, BRO’s Dusty Allison and Tenkara USA‘s Daniel Galhardo aren’t your typical fishermen.They teamed up with Pura Vida Adventures and braved temps in the 30s and pouring rain to catch North Carolina native brook trout from tiny pools this weekend. Look for Averill’s full report in the July issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors, but here’s a sneak preview of their awesome adventure.last_img