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Threshing to end global hunger

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Benjamin Boyet calls for the TMO, and gets it

first_imgTuesday Mar 3, 2009 Benjamin Boyet calls for the TMO, and gets it Toulon are finding form finally as they conquered Bourgoin 23-12 at the Stade Pierre-Rajon on Friday. It was their first away from home win this season, and another positive step towards Top 14 survival.The victory for Toulon was all the more sweet as they scored three tries more (edit)than Bourgoin, earning them a bonus point.One of the most interesting and possibly discussed incidents of the season occurred when French flyhalf Benjamin Boyet, of Bourgoin, kicked a penalty at goal that flew high and handsome, but was adjudged by the assistant referees to have missed.Boyet felt otherwise though, and feverishly asked the referee to call for the TMO to check the kick. The ref did, and it was then decided that the kick was above the upright, but would in fact have gone over.The assistant referees were overruled, and the three points were given, with Boyet being possibly the first ever player to request the TMO, have the ref listen, and get a decision in his favour.It begs the question surely the players have a slightly better feel for whats happening on the park, which should therefore entitle them to have the right to officially ask for the TMO when they feel its necessary?It was trialled in South Africa last year, with a White Card being afforded to each captain, which he could then use a certain number of times in a half. If the technology is there, and we all want the correct decisions at the end of the day, maybe the scope of the TMO should be extended to allowing players themselves to request video replays, once or twice in a half only?Im sure there will be mixed opinions, so lets hear yours please. 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Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Benjamin Boyet calls for the TMO, and gets it | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Air ambulance fundraiser denies theft

first_imgAir ambulance fundraiser denies theft 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. A fundraising co-ordinator has pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and false accounting.Richard Green has denied charges that he stole almost £2,500 in July 2001 while fundraising for the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity. Read Charity fundraiser denies theft at the BBC. Advertisementcenter_img  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 August 2002 | Newslast_img read more

Text users urged to donate to charity at Christmas

first_img  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 December 2002 | News Text users urged to donate to charity at Christmas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Virgin Mobile is therefore urging consumers to donate the monetary difference between the cost of a text and a card to their chosen charity. Of course, Virgin Mobile and other mobile operators are themselves benefiting substantially from this switch away from sending Christmas cards. Part of the company’s official partnership with the British Red Cross, which will include multi-year sponsorship of a number of fundraising initiatives, is therefore likely to involve donating a percentage of the money generated through services such as text over future Christmas and New Year periods.Steven Day, Corporate Affairs Director at Virgin Mobile, said: “It is becoming increasingly obvious that texting is seen to be a more popular means of contacting people over Christmas, however we are aware of the impact that technology is having on organisations like the British Red Cross who generate a lot of money through the sale of charity Christmas cards each year. As a company, we believe in being open and honest and therefore want to make people aware of this issue and aim to put something back in our work with the British Red Cross”.center_img Mobile operator Virgin Mobile admits that the growth in sending text messages at Christmas could damage charity Christmas card sales, so it is encouraging mobile phone users to make a donation to charity to counter this effect.Virgin Mobile says that, with Christmas greetings sent via text are set to reach an all time high this festive season, charity Christmas card sales are likely to be affected, resulting in a drop in income for many charities. Over the past three years, the use of text around Christmas has become more and more popular, with operators reporting an average year on year usage increase of 183%, according to the Mobile Data Association. If this increase continues this year, then as many as 5.6 billion messages will be spent. Virgin Mobile estimates that, at an average cost of 10p per message, this means that consumers are set to spend £560 million on Yuletide and New Year texts. Advertisement 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: christmas corporate Digital mobile sms Tradinglast_img read more

Enrollment 2% less than target, spring break canceled amid pandemic

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Facebook printOnline teaching and another semester without breaks are expected in the spring as TCU continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Thursday’s virtual Faculty Senate meeting, Provost Teresa Dahlberg told about 200 attendees that next semester, faculty will have the option to teach online or in the classroom, and there will be no holidays. Dahlberg said the academic calendar for the spring should be finalized in the coming days and will end “right about the normal time.”Chancellor Victor Boschini also spoke at the meeting, explaining the budget shortfalls and the COVID-19 situation on campus.He said enrollment for the school year fell 2% below budget projections, creating a $5.5 million shortfall. However, Boschini said the university’s projections were between 20% and 40%, so it could have been worse. “We had been modeling everything from a 20% less enrollment to a 40% less enrollment based on what we have been hearing around the country.” Boschini also said it cost around $65 million more than usual to get students to campus because of hardships families are facing.“A lot of kids who used to be able to qualify for loans no longer can,” Boschini said. “Last year we were at a 38% discount rate. I bet we are going to end up at 48%.”  The chancellor believes that although the change was influenced by the times, it is a good thing that TCU is starting to give more aid to students. “We probably should have been close to that all along because it puts us where our aspiring schools are,” said Boschini. Addressing the COVID-19 situation, the chancellor said he believes the trend of declining COVID-19 cases will continue and more than 150 cases will be reported as recovered by Saturday. Read more: Student cases decline, employee cases riseBoschini also said no positive cases have been contracted in an academic environment. “There have been no known cases to date contracted through classroom interactions,” he said. This includes students and employees.   Boschini also answered questions about whether TCU should have or should begin conducting mass testing on campus. He said it was not a good idea because it is not recommended by the CDC and provides only a snapshot in time. “Mass testing uses resources that you could use for people who are sick,” he said. Vote of no confidence discussed The Faculty Senate meeting ended with a closed session that included a discussion on a vote of no confidence on the administration. Talk about the vote was renewed by some faculty members due to ongoing concerns on several issues. The vote was initially brought up over the summer and largely motivated because of faculty concerns about having to teach in person this fall. It was tabled by Faculty Senate Chair Sean Atkinson. “Given that the administration capitulated on this issue rather quickly and has been reasonable about it since, including allowing us a choice again in the spring, the Faculty Senate executive committee feels that such a motion is no longer supported,” Atkinson said in the meeting. However, he said there are still issues to address, including a lack of transparency in the budget process and a lack of action in addressing racial inequality on campus. This author does not have any more posts. Provost Teresa Dahlberg (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Twitter Previous articleWomen’s soccer kicks off the fall sports season on the road versus BaylorNext articleStudents react to the postponed Battle for the Iron Skillet Charles Baggarly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charles Baggarly ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Charles Baggarly is a Sophomore Journalism major from Claremont, California. His dream is to be the next great sports analyst. He enjoys playing basketball, watching basketball, and discussing basketball. His favorite fruit is the avocado. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

Policeman says Sonora state officials were involved in journalist’s disappearance in 2005

first_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state January 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Policeman says Sonora state officials were involved in journalist’s disappearance in 2005 MexicoAmericas May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls for the reopening of the investigation into the April 2005 disappearance of journalist Alfredo Jiménez Mota after a local police officer implicated the governor of Sonora state and his associates. The organisation also says the police officer should be placed under witness protection. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News News MexicoAmericas Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further News Receive email alerts Reports NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders today called on the federal authorities to relaunch the investigation into the April 2005 disappearance of journalist Alfredo Jiménez Mota of the daily El Imparcial in Hermosillo, in the northwestern state of Sonora, after a municipal police officer, Lt. Jesús Francisco Ayala Valenzuela, told the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) on 17 January that local authorities were involved.The press freedom organisation also urged the federal authorities to place the police officer under witness protection.“Ayala’s accusations against the associates of Sonora governor Eduardo Bours are extremely serious,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They tend to confirm the link between Jiménez’s disappearance – and probable murder – and his investigations into collusion between state officials and drug traffickers.”The press freedom organisation added: “The federal authorities cannot just forget the political dimension of this case. Governor Bours and his associates will have to explain themselves at the highest level. We also request special protection for the witness. Solving this case will be a test for the new government and its fight against impunity.”In September 2004, Jiménez wrote about the questionable release by the police of Raúl “El 9” Enriquez Parra, the head of a criminal gang known both as “Los Números” and as “Los Güeritos” (The Fair-Haired Ones) despite the fact that drugs and firearms had just been found in his car. Jiménez subsequently obtained recording of phone calls that tended to confirm the existence of links between Enriquez and the governor’s entourage. Jiménez went missing on the night of 2 April 2005 in Hermosillo as he was about to meet with one of his sources.Ayala has given two statements this month – one to the CNDH and one to the federal justice ministry (Procuraduría General de la República) – confirming Jiménez’s revelations. He also named former Navojoa police chief Luis Octavio Gastelúm Villegas (for who he worked as a driver), judicial police officers Ricardo Tapia Chan and Pedro Córdova Herrera (a friend of “El 9”), local prosecutor Abel Murrieta and Ricardo Bours (the brother of Sonora’s governor) as the people behind Jiménez’s abduction.According to the weekly Proceso, Ayala has testified that his former superior, Gastelúm Villegas, ordered a subordinate and friend, Félix Moroyoqui, to murder Jiménez and dispose of the body. An alleged hit-man for “El 9,” Moroyoqui is said to have used eight people, some of them policemen, to carry out the job.Two and a half months after Jiménez went missing, the bodies of Moroyoqui and his eight accomplices were themselves found near Ciudad Obregón on 14 May 2005, four days after they in turn had gone missing. According to Ayala, Bours and his associates had wanted to get rid off witnesses who knew too much.Ayala says he was repeatedly threatened and requested protection from Governor Bours in vain before finally fleeing and going into hiding. Jiménez’s body has never been found. RSF_en Follow the news on Mexico Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

ANIMAL TALES: Kids experience exotic creatures at TPL

first_img Published 4:00 am Wednesday, June 27, 2018 By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like ANIMAL TALES: Kids experience exotic creatures at TPL By The Penny Hoarder And, the kids that were in attendance at the library’s summer program had tales to tell when they got home, “Animal Tales.”John Ham, Animal Tales naturalist, excited, thrilled and educated a packed house of eager to learn kids with a parade of rather unusual animals and told tales about each.There was a golden-eye tree frog from the Amazon, a kukle bird from Australia and a hissing cockroach from Madagascar. The kids were amazed that the four-eyed possum could use its “false” eyes as protection and that Daniel the wolf could run the distance of the room five times in three seconds. The huge boa that took four kids and Mr. Ham to hold had the kids wide-eyed and willing and eager to touch “a snake!”The Troy Kiwanis Club provided the funding to bring “Animal Tales” to the TPL’s summer program. Teresa Colvin, children’s librarian, expressed appreciation to the Kiwanians for the club’s continuing support of the library and the children’s programs. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy Dixie Boys 14U team ready for district The Troy Dixie Boys 14U baseball team advanced all the way to the World Series in 2017. After an abrupt… read more Email the author Book Nook to reopen Print Articlecenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Things got wild Tuesday afternoon at the Troy Public Library. Latest Stories 123PrevNextStartStop Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

A quarter of nation’s childcare providers remain closed

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Only 73 percent of providers are back up and running (iStock)Bad news for office landlords: About a quarter of the country’s childcare providers remain closed, months after most of the toughest lockdown measures were lifted.A study by Procare Solutions, first reported by CNBC, shows that only 73 percent of providers are back up and running — and many are half empty.The study looked at childcare centers, preschools, day care and other programs. It didn’t take into account home-based providers.The closures were slightly higher than expected, and worse in some areas than others. In Vermont and Nevada, for example, only about 1 in 3 childcare centers have reopened, the study found. That could make it harder for some parents to return to the office, as commercial landlords have been hoping they would.“Child care is the critical infrastructure that we have to make a significant investment in in order to have an economic recovery,” Democratic representative Katherine Clark told CNBC. The $10 billion in funding allocated in the latest relief package, she added, is “not nearly enough to make sure that we have a childcare sector that survives this pandemic.”In addition to safety concerns and financial pressures, childcare centers are also grappling with low attendance. As of Dec. 7, the country’s childcare centers were operating at just 49 percent of capacity, according to the study.Still, home-based providers have reportedly bounced back faster, and a recent survey by the National Association for the Education of Young Children found that 93 percent of childcare workers were employed.[CNBC] — Sylvia Varnham O’Regan Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsChildcareclosureslockdownlast_img read more

USA: Los Angeles-Class Fast-Attack Submarine Returns to Homeport

first_img View post tag: attack View post tag: submarine Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756) returned to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 17, completing a 7-month deployment.The submarine returned from the European Command area of responsibility (AOR) where it executed the Chief of Naval Operation’s Maritime Strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations (MSO).“Our operations spanned the European Command’s AOR, from the north Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea,” said Cmdr. Paul A. Whitescarver. “The pre-deployment training given by our squadron staff shaped us to meet any possible the submarine may encounter, so we were well prepared to meet any mission with success. The credit goes to the crew and their ability to adapt swiftly to a changing environment. Of the many deployments I have been associated with over my career, this has been the most dynamic and challenging of them all.”During the deployment, Scranton steamed more than 42,000 nautical miles. In addition to conducting MSO, They conducted port visits to Portsmouth, United Kingdom; Souda Bay, Crete; Rota, Spain; Toulon, France; and Lisbon, Portugal.“Scranton was a great ambassador for the nation in the five ports we visited,” said Whitescarver. “The performance of the crew was superb. The caliber of Sailors within the submarine force is what makes our community the best in the Navy. I could not have asked for a better team. “We are looking forward to well-deserved time off and, more importantly, time to reacquaint themselves with their family and friends. We had a great support team in Norfolk made up of Scranton families that accounted for much of our success during our work-ups and deployment.”Fast-attack submarines like Scranton have multifaceted missions. They use their stealth, persistence, agility and firepower to deploy and support special force operations, disrupt and destroy an adversary’s military and economic operations at sea, provide early strike from close proximity, and ensure undersea superiority.Named after the city of Scranton, Penn., located in the Lackawanna River Valley, Scranton was built by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company and was commissioned January 26, 1991. The 360-foot ship has a crew compliment of 16 officers and 122 enlisted Sailors, displaces 6,900 tons of water, and can travel in excess of 20 knots while submerged.Scranton departed for her deployment Jan. 21.[mappress]Source: navy, August 18, 2011; View post tag: Navy View post tag: Homeport View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Los Angeles View post tag: fastcenter_img August 18, 2011 View post tag: Returnes Training & Education View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Los Angeles-Class Fast-Attack Submarine Returns to Homeport USA: Los Angeles-Class Fast-Attack Submarine Returns to Homeport View post tag: classlast_img read more

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first_imgPub vending machine A pub in Staffordshire has installed a vending machine selling staples like bread, milk, eggs, bacon and butter. The Raddle Inn in at Hollington installed the machine outside the pub after failing to get planning permission to have a local shop at the site.Zoo connectionTorquay bakery and coffee shop Dot’s Pantry has boosted trade by agreeing to sell tickets for the town’s ’coastal zoo’ Living Coasts. “We will have someone in a Living Coasts uniform helping out and talking to people. In these difficult times, businesses have to pull together,” said John Doherty at Dot’s Pantry.’Local’ cheesecakesAunt Bessie’s has launched a range of frozen cheesecakes in vanilla, chocolate and blueberry flavours made with locally sourced Yorkshire cheese.Riot victim helplineA free legal advice helpline has been launched by the Law Society to offer support to victims of the recent riots. Working in collaboration with its partner charity LawWorks and many individual law firms, it offers help to small independent shopkeepers in particular, whose livelihoods have been threatened. Call 020 7092 3949 or email [email protected], or for more information visit www.lawworks.org.uk/riothelp.last_img read more