The Principality Premiership will once again culminate in a play-off structure to determine the champion club and the sixth club to represent Wales in the British & Irish Cup for 2012/2013. Following this season, the Principality Premiership will be reduced from 14 to ten clubs, with those ten clubs known by the end of 2011.WRU Head of Rugby Joe Lydon said, “We are once again looking forward to another exciting and competitive season of Principality Premiership rugby, with the fixtures already whetting the appetite of players, coaches, commercial partners and supporters alike.“We know the play-off element to the league adds to the competitiveness of the Premiership for a large number of clubs as was seen last season with Cross Keys clinching the final British & Irish Cup spot by beating Newport in the qualification play-off final and Llanelli pipping Pontypridd to the post in the champion club play-off final.“Our recent review of the Premiership clearly identified that the agreed role and purpose of the Division is yet to be fully realised but the recently announced reforms to be introduced ahead of the 2012/13 season, including the reduction of the league to ten clubs, mean the increase of on and off field resources across the Premier Division, and enhanced performance, development opportunities and sustainability.“The planned reform of the Premiership will better enable the league to flourish as an entity and will, I am sure, help to underpin the player development models in conjunction with our regional partners, producing fitter, more skilful players for the Regions and hopefully the National Squad.” Principality Premiership champions Llanelli will launch the defence of their title away to Newport on Saturday, 3 September. Following that opening round game, the side, who clinched the league with a comprehensive win over Pontypridd in the Play-Off Final last May, then host three home matches, against Llandovery, Bedwas and Carmarthen Quins to complete their September fixture list.Llanelli Head of Rugby Anthony Buchanan said: “We’re looking forward to the start of the season, I’m sure as champions everyone will want to perform well against us and that can only be a good thing for the youngsters we’ll be aiming to bring through again.“We expect to have a fresh squad with a number of players from last season stepping up to the Scarlets, especially in World Cup year, and that’s fine with us, we see that as our purpose as a club. There will be a lot of pressure on the young players coming into our set-up, starting with an away fixture at Newport in the opening round. We started there last year and lost in the last few minutes, so it’s a tough place to go but a good test. Then we will look forward to three home games, which are must-wins in this competition if you want to do well.“Our new-look coaching team of Leigh Davies and Ioan Cunningham, overseen by Vernon Cooper and Kevin George, will I’m sure prepare the team as best as possible to defend our title but we take our responsibilities as a feeder club to the Scarlets very seriously and we will be taking each game as it comes.”Meanwhile, Principality Premiership newcomers Bridgend are itching to get the new season started. They return to the top flight of Welsh domestic rugby after being absent for two seasons and kick off the season with a short trip to last season’s SWALEC Cup finalists Aberavon, followed by two prime home fixtures, against Newport and Swansea. They complete their September line-up by travelling to Church Bank to face Llandovery.Head coach Steve Tandy said, “I’ve got butterflies in my stomach already on hearing the first few fixtures and I know the players and supporters can’t wait to see the fixtures for real.“It’s obviously going to be a step up for us this season, in terms of the physicality of the Premiership and skill levels, but to be starting with a local derby against Aberavon is fantastic and then to welcome the big guns of Newport and Swansea back to the Brewery Field is something everyone involved with the club and the town will look forward to. We’re not going to have any pre-planned targets for the season. We’ve prepared well, we should be in good shape for the start of the season and we’ll just concentrate on performing well each week and see where that takes us.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Click here for the Principality Premiership Fixtures 2011/2012
¿Qué hay realmente detrás de las difíciles negociaciones comerciales entre los Estados Unidos y la China Popular?¿Es, como ha afirmado la administración, que China no estaba comprando suficientes productos agrícolas estadounidenses? China se ha convertido en un gran mercado para los agricultores del Medio Oeste de EE. UU., que están fuertemente hipotecados y confían en que Beijing compre grandes cantidades de sus semillas de soja y otros cultivos.“Los envíos de soya cayeron por un precipicio en 2018, pero en 2019 protagonizaron una recuperación sorprendente. En todo caso, las exportaciones de soya a China este año van un poco por delante de su tasa de 2017” (Mother Jones, 27 de agosto). Sin embargo, la administración Trump, ansiosa por las próximas elecciones, ha intentado culpar a China de los problemas de los agricultores. Los Trumpistas no admiten que gran parte del problema de los agricultores se deba al cambio climático, ya que las grandes inundaciones de la primavera pasada convirtieron los campos del Medio Oeste en lagos. Pero según la habladuría de Trump, el cambio climático no existe.Las compras de productos básicos de los Estados Unidos por parte de China se han vuelto tan importantes para la economía de los Estados Unidos que los mercados bursátiles aquí suben y bajan con las noticias de cada día sobre las negociaciones comerciales. Trump lo sabe. Cuando tuitea que las conversaciones están en marcha, los mercados suben. Cuando no sucede, los mercados vuelven a caer.China no tiene motivos para sabotear su relación comercial con Estados Unidos. ¿Entonces, cuál es el problema?Nunca mencionado por este gobierno, pero aludido en algunos informes de prensa, es el hecho de que los Trumpistas han estado utilizando las negociaciones comerciales para impulsar una agenda que socavaría el tremendo progreso de China en el desarrollo económico y social. Logró liberar a 850 millones de personas de la pobreza extrema entre 1981 y 2015, según el Banco Mundial.China no es un país capitalista, aunque permite que exista la propiedad capitalista junto con su economía estatal y de planificación centralizada. La China popular es el producto de una gran agitación social que duró décadas y logró llevar a los trabajadores y campesinos al poder en 1949. Pero este enorme país sufría de subdesarrollo extremo y pobreza en ese momento. Solo en los últimos años se ha convertido en una potencia económica.Lo que realmente ha estado sucediendo es que la administración Trump, a través de sus negociaciones con China sobre el comercio, ha estado tratando de obtener compromisos de China para debilitar la propiedad estatal sobre las partes de la economía que han sido la base de su progreso.Así es como lo expresó el medio de comunicación más informado para la clase dominante imperialista de Estados Unidos: “Trump lanzó la guerra comercial contra China con demandas de reformas estructurales radicales, pero Beijing ha indicado que no está dispuesto a cambiar fundamentalmente la forma en que controla la economía de China”. (New York Times, 10 de octubre)En otras palabras, los negociadores comerciales de Trump decían que China tenía que poner a prueba su infraestructura económica socializada. Y los chinos dijeron que no.Washington luego presionó a Beijing al aumentar los aranceles a las importaciones chinas. Esto ha afectado a millones de personas aquí, elevando los precios de una multitud de bienes de consumo importados en los que confiamos.Por lo tanto, la clase trabajadora de los Estados Unidos se ha visto obligada a pagar la guerra comercial y los esfuerzos de la administración Trump para llevar el cambio de régimen a China.Al momento de escribir esto el 14 de octubre, el secretario del Tesoro de los Estados Unidos, Steven Mnuchin, dice que se está haciendo un acuerdo. Pero nada ha sido firmado. Y los mercados de valores son cautelosos, dado el historial pasado de falsas promesas de la administración.Esto podría ser simplemente otra finta de “humo y espejos” por la brutal pandilla en Washington para evitar desencadenar una caída del mercado. Parece que hace mucho tiempo que el capitalismo de EE.UU. se pudre desde adentro, buscando culpar en cualquier parte, excepto en este sistema de multimillonarios salvajemente polarizado versus trabajadores cada vez más precarios.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News August 31, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s brother abducted and beaten up AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders voiced shock after masked men seized the brother of an opposition daily journalist from a city centre and took him to a suburb where they beat him and threw him into a canal.Ramin Rzayev, brother of journalist on Azadlig, Mohammed Rzayev, was abducted on the evening of 30 August in the centre of Nakhitchevan in south-west Azerbaijan.His assailants told him to tell his brother not to stand in November 2005 legislative elections and to stop writing articles critical of the local authorities. They threatened that the next time Mohammed Rzayev would get the same treatment as his brother.Ramin Rzayev, who was left suffering bad headaches, went to hospital for treatment. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Organisation Help by sharing this information Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan News Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en April 9, 2021 Find out more “It is outrageous that people should attack a journalist’s brother to put pressure on him,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We abhor this cowardly behaviour and urge international organisations to act to counter these violations of free expression that are becoming more and more common in Azerbaijan.”Less than a month ago, privately-owned media, including Azadlig, were threatened and suffered brutal attacks. “This impunity must end,” said Reporters Without Borders.Mohammed Rzayev himself has suffered frequent harassment from the authorities in response to critical articles. Police beat him up in 2003. June 4, 2021 Find out more News
Three members of the same family who died in a crash in Inishowen last Thursday have been laid to rest.John Mullen, 14 year old Tómas and 6 year old Amelia, died when the car they were travelling in plunged into Lough Foyle at Three Trees near Quigley’s Point.Mr Mullen’s wife Geraldine was the sole survivor of the collision.She addressed the congregation:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/geraldineweb-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter ‘For now it’s just goodbye’ AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSwimming Pools set to reopen in Derry and StrabaneNext articleDraws made for NWCU Cup competitions News Highland Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – August 24, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp
BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(TAMPA, Fla.) — A man wanted for murder in Florida was arrested in Mexico this week after more than 20 years on the run, authorities said.Israel Carrillo, 68, was located in Mexico and arrested by Mexican police on Wednesday, after the FBI followed up on several leads. He was extradited back to the United States the following day and remains in U.S. custody, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Carrillo is believed to have been responsible for the murder of 60-year-old Pedro Tapia-Lopez, who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds under a bridge next to a creek in the Tampa suburb of Lithia on May 26, 1998.A palm print found on the guardrail along the roadway above his body was identified as Carrillo’s, while blood discovered in the back of a car Carillo had rented at the time of the incident was identified as Tapia-Lopez’s.An arrest warrant was issued for Carillo for first-degree murder on Jan. 14, 1999. He was also wanted for an outstanding warrant for aggravated battery issued on June 4, 1998, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.The murder investigation is ongoing. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGeert van Erven/Soccrates/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Women’s National Team bested England in the semifinals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and tensions could not have been higher.Amid those rising tensions, fans were shocked by the USWNT’s starting lineup announcement about an hour before the game, which showed that star Megan Rapinoe, who scored the team’s only four goals in the knockout stage thus far, would not be starting. Christen Press played in her place.US Soccer did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. There is no indication of an injury, FOX reported on-air, and a spokesman said this is “not a disciplinary decision,” Yahoo Sports writer Dan Wetzel tweeted. Officials have said coach Jill Ellis can answer questions after the match.Despite her absence, the U.S. won 2-1, with American goals scored by Press and team captain Alex Morgan and England’s goal scored by Ellen White.As the defending champions, the United States has been dominating the World Cup, beating Thailand 13-0 in the opener and winning its knockout games against Spain and host country France 2-1 each.Throughout this competition, the Americans have been dogged by criticisms of being too proud, celebrating too much and veering into arrogance. A British tabloid, meanwhile, questioned if the American athletes were “too arrogant.”“In terms of arrogance I think that’s got nothing to do with us. That’s planning and preparation for our staff. So I think that’s pretty normal,” U.S. coach Ellis said.She added that “it’s important that our team has confidence” and that she doesn’t “think in any way this is an arrogant team.”“That, to be honest, is nothing to do with the game,” Alyssa Naeher, U.S. goalkeeper, said separately in response to the incident, according to Reuters. “Our managers operations have scouted and checked out every hotel we’ve ever stayed at or potential hotel that we will stay in to get make sure we’ve got Plan A, Plan B, Plan C.”Meanwhile, the USWNT is facing allegations of arrogance from the president back home.After a video was released by Eight by Eight magazine showing star Rapinoe saying she’s “not going to the f—— White House,” President Donald Trump tweeted that she “should WIN first before she TALKS!”Two days later, Rapinoe scored both of the U.S.’s goals to beat France in the quarter-finals. After her second goal, she faced the crowd with her arms defiantly in the air, a pose many likened to Russell Crowe’s “Are you not entertained?” call from the film “Gladiator.”“You’re sort of on the stage, so I guess I’m looking at myself as a performer and trying to entertain,” Rapinoe told “GMA” after the pose sparked memes.“But then Megan, man….. I’ll tell you what. You just cannot shake that girl,” her girlfriend, WNBA star Sue Bird, wrote for The Players’ Tribune about Trump in a semifinals preview piece. “She’s going to do her thing, at her own damn speed, to her own damn rhythm, and she’s going to apologize to exactly NO ONE for it. So when all the Trump business started to go down last week, I mean — the fact that Megan just seemed completely unfazed? It’s strange to say, but that was probably the only normal thing about it.”When it comes to the game itself, Rapinoe’s teammate Kelley O’Hara told “GMA,” “There’s no way you can’t be confident when you step on the field and look around.”“I step out there and I have that confidence knowing that I’m stepping out with all of these other amazing players next to me,” she said.Earlier this year, the U.S. and England competed against each other at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, where they tied 2-2. The last time the U.S. played England at a World Cup was in 2007, with the U.S. winning 3-0. Of course, there are new members of each team competing this year.The U.S. will face the winner of Wednesday’s game, Sweden vs. Netherlands, at the finals on Sunday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. July 2, 2019 /Sports News – National US vs. England in World Cup: US wins without Megan Rapinoe Written by
View post tag: Queen View post tag: UK May 22, 2012 UK: Royal Navy Heads Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Parade Some 2,500 personnel from the three Forces, led by the Royal Navy, paraded and mustered for the Queen at the first of this summer’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. They marched around the historic Berkshire town before forming up in the grounds of Windsor Castle for a drumhead service which concluded with an impressive fly-past.Sailors from 16 ships and submarines, all Naval bases and establishments, plus five Fleet Air Arm squadrons, Mike Company Royal Marines and the Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth represented the Senior Service – just some of the 2,500 men and women from across the Forces on parade for the Queen.Proceedings opened with RAF Typhoons flying a ‘diamond nine’ formation over Windsor Castle, before the parade marched through the Castle Quadrangle before the Queen.Heading through the town, the parade was cheered along by thousands of well-wishers before mustering in a specially-built arena in the grounds of the castle.The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh made their way along the parade route in a State Bentley to join them.Already assembled in the audience were other members of the Royal Family, foreign royals, the heads of three Services, ministers, and more than three thousand Service personnel, their families and veterans.A drumhead service preceded speeches by the Chief of the Defence Staff and Her Majesty.“I know I speak for all those who have the privilege to wear her uniform, when I offer my heartfelt thanks to Her Majesty for her dedication to the Armed Forces, and to our country,” Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir David Richards told the Queen.Her Majesty responded by addressing the 2,500 personnel formed up before her:“It is a tradition of very long standing that the sovereign, and members of the Royal Family, are intimately associated with the armed forces and have been proud to serve in all three services.“We are very proud of the selfless service, and sacrifices made by Servicemen and women and their families in recent years.“It is very gratifying to celebrate and take pride in successful achievements, but the real test of character is the ability to maintain morale and a positive spirit in bad times as well as when things are going well.”As well as a hearty ‘three cheers’ from all personnel assembled, throughout there was the appropriate musical accompaniment from six Forces bands for the event under the charge of Lt Col Nick Grace – Principal Director of Music Royal Marines, is also the Queen’s senior music director, taking charge of all massed band events.Saturday’s parade at Windsor was the biggest massed band event for many years, comprising bands from all three services.To close the celebrations, a magnificent 78-aircraft flypast from all three Services took place including Fleet Air Arm Lynx, Sea King and Merlin helicopters; the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight; RAF Hercules, VC10 and Tornados; Navy and RAF Hawks flying in an “E II R” formation and Tucano training flying in a “60” formation; and finally, to add a spot of red, white and blue to proceedings, the Red Arrows.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 22, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: heads View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: Royal View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Diamond Share this article View post tag: Parade View post tag: Jubilee Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Heads Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Parade
Tim Lucas, author, founder and lead pastor of Liquid Church, one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing Christian churches will be speaking at 8:30 am and 10:30 am morning services at the Ocean City Tabernacle this Sunday, August 20th.Lucas and wife Colleen began Liquid with twelve friends in 2001 in the basements of an aging church. Since then, Liquid quickly grew into a community with four multisite campuses in the tristate area. Lucas has been featured by CNN and the New York Times. He is also the author of the bestselling book, I Married the Wrong Person.At 7pm, Pastor and Professor Emeritus Tony Campolo makes a return appearance with recording artist Mark Lowry for an evening of inspirational testimony and worship. In 2006, Tony and Mark teamed up for the first time for a weekly podcast “Saturdays with Mark and Tony” to give voice to a growing number of Evangelicals. This Sunday, the duo joins forces to entertain and inspire in an evening that will make you laugh, cry and worship through inspired storytelling and song. It’s an evening you don’t want to miss!The Tabernacle hosts distinguished guest speakers and performers every Sunday morning through September 10th. Keep up with the full list of events and speakers online at www.octab.org.###Located at 550 Wesley Avenue in Ocean City, NJ, the Ocean City Tabernacle is an inter-denominational Christian worship and event center open to all. The Tabernacle is the historic center of the City of Ocean City which was established as a “Christian Seashore retreat” in 1879. This year will mark the organization’s 138th year of ministry.
Andrew UnderwoodMacphie of GlenbervieThe new sales and marketing director at Scottish food ingredients company Macphie is Andrew Underwood.He brings 27 years of food industry experience, having held a number of senior roles, most recently with Authentic Foods. He has also worked at Brakes, Schwan’s Consumer Brands and Coca-Cola.Jacquie CahillAllied BakeriesJacquie Cahill has joined Allied Bakeries as supply chain director, with responsibility for overseeing logistics operations. The appointment marks a return to the baking industry for Cahill, who previously worked at Allied Bakeries as a supply chain development manager before leaving to take on the role of global supply director at pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. She replaces Paul Longley, who will be retiring from the company after 37 years’ service.Ian DestePremier FoodsThe new group sales director for Premier Foods is Ian Deste, who joins the company from Coca Cola Enterprises, where he spent 20 years, including nine years as a member of the GB board. Most recently he held the post of vice-president, sales and customer development.In his early career Deste worked in the beer and tobacco industries.Ernie FinchGenius FoodsAward-winning gluten-free food specialist Genius Foods has appointed Ernie Finch as a non-executive director of the company.Finch brings with him over 40 years of leadership experience within the retail, manufacturing and processing sectors. He spent almost 30 years at Marks & Spencer in various roles. Other experiences include a spell at Lightbody Cakes in the sales and marketing senior management team.