Q&A with club rugby recruits

first_img + posts Bryce Watson poses before rugby practice Dylan Thomas back from injury, signs with TCU ReddIt Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event printThe TCU men’s rugby club team plays some big name schools this year, and they’ll rely on their recruitment of big name players to help them win.Nick Carmichael, a first-year business and political science double major, and Bryce Watson, a first-year biology major, were both recruited by the men’s team this past year.The two freshmen sat down with TCU360 to give us an inside look at TCU men’s rugby and their time so far on campus.How did you get into playing Rugby? Nick Carmichael (NC): I got in to playing rugby my sophomore year in high school. I played 3 varsity sports —  volleyball, basketball and rugby — and got into it because a lot of my friends who played other sports played it and loved it and made me go out.Bryce Watson (BW): My dad’s coworker grew up in Australia and played rugby as a kid.  Once he settled into life in San Diego he decided to make a rugby team.  I was asked to join this team the first year it was played, but the team was dismantled after two years.  Instead of quitting on the sport I chose to play for our rival team. What is the most difficult part of playing rugby?NC: The physical beating your body takes every week.BW: Returning from an injury. Did you have multiple offers to go to different schools to play?NC: I was down to six schools: The University of Southern California, Cal Poly San Louis Obispo, the University of Oregon, Saint Louis University, and the University of Wisconsin.BW: My coach had already talked to coaches from the University of Washington and Vassar College, but both of those schools didn’t play at as high of a level as TCU.Why did you come to TCU to play rugby?NC: I came to TCU to play rugby because of playing time, our program’s on the rise, and I loved the coaching staff and they made me feel at home.BW: When visiting TCU, one of the rugby players gave me a personal tour.  He explained to me the team’s recent achievements and goals.How has your experience playing for TCU been so far?  NC: It has been great. Being thrown under the fire and being forced to play as a true freshmen has made me stronger and more confident each and every week.BW: I’ve had a great time so far.And the big question: Which sport is tougher, Rugby or Football?NC: Rugby. Your body takes such a worse beating because you have no pads on.BW: I’m obviously biased since I only played one year of football freshman year, but rugby is definitely tougher on your body.  Not just physicality, but conditioning wise as well. Linkedin Kevin is a senior sports broadcasting major from Rockton, Illinois. He covers club sports for TCU360. Facebook Arlington Heights pitcher joins high school record books Previous article‘Matters of State’ are at TCU this weekNext articleLive Blog: SGA Meeting 10/27 Kevin Peters RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ Twitter Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ Linkedin TCU’s home field advantage: One of the best in the Big 12 Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Paschal Baseball sets high hopes for the season, conference play ReddIt Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kevin Peters Twitterlast_img read more

55 French mayors call for Win Tin’s release from jail

first_img Receive email alerts July 3, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 55 French mayors call for Win Tin’s release from jail News Follow the news on Myanmar Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific Fifty-five mayors of towns all over France have signed a Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) petition calling for the immediate release of Burmese journalist Win Tin, who has been imprisoned for the past 13 years and is now 72 years old. Burma’s most famous journalist, also a close adviser of Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), has now spent more than 4,380 days in jail since his arrest on 4 July 1989. The petition was organised with the help of the monthly magazine Maires de France, which supports the journalist.Despite his poor health, the country’s military rulers decided at the end of May to return him to his special cell at Rangoon’s Insein after several months in the city’s general hospital, where he was convalescing after a hernia operation. His condition is stable at present but his return to prison could put his life in danger, as he has suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes and spondylitis (inflammation of the vertebrae) during his 13 years in jail.Win Tin, former editor of the daily newspaper Hanthawathi and vice-president of the Burmese Writers’ Association, was sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison, mainly for having sent details of prison conditions and ill-treatment in Insein jail to the UN Rapporteur for Burma. The authorities have several times offered to free him in exchange for his resignation from the NLD. He has always refused.Reporters Without Borders knows of at least 16 journalists still imprisoned in Burma. It is particularly concerned about Sein Hla Oo, whose sentence expired last August but who has still not been released. His family has not been allowed to visit him for several months. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture On 4 July 1989, famous journalist Win Tin was arrested in Rangoon. Since then, he is languishing in a Burmese prison. 55 mayors of French towns ask for his release in a petition launched by Reporters without borders and the magazine Maires de France. to go further RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 26, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 12, 2021 Find out more News Newslast_img read more

Bboxx und Trafigura wollen Fortschritte in Richtung auf das 7. Nachhaltigkeitsziel in Afrika beschleunigen

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Bboxx LPG clean cooking customercenter_img Bboxx und Trafigura wollen Fortschritte in Richtung auf das 7. Nachhaltigkeitsziel in Afrika beschleunigen WhatsApp Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleBboxx and Trafigura to accelerate progress on UN SDG 7 in AfricaNext articleJanus Henderson Group plc Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Diluted EPS of US$1.02, or US$1.04 on an Adjusted Basis Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Pringle – ‘Government scaremongering with threats to deduct water charges from salaries’

first_img Previous articleEast Derry Sinn Fein candidate receives death threatsNext articleFAI CUP 2ND ROUND DRAW admin Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Pringle – ‘Government scaremongering with threats to deduct water charges from salaries’ A Donegal Deputy has said that threats that water charges could be deducted from a person’s salary or their benefit payments is scaremongering.The cabinet will meet this evening to discuss plans to remove the threat of jail from people who refuse to pay water charges.The proposals from the Departments of Justice and Environment will see annual penalties imposed on those who can’t or won’t pay a number of bills such as the water charge or TV licence.Deputy Thomas Pringle says this is the government trying to frighten people into paying the charges:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/tpring.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook By admin – May 6, 2015 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Google+last_img read more

High Court in Belfast orders that missing businessman be jailed

first_img Previous articleBoxing – McCloskey v Khan OffNext articleMinister to help pay for safety works at City of Derry Airport News Highland High Court in Belfast orders that missing businessman be jailed Newsx Adverts HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report A Donegal based businessman behind an investment scheme, in which dozens of people on both sides of the border fear they have lost millions of pounds, has been jailed for 18 months at the High Court in Belfast.An order was issued for the immediate arrest of Francois de Dietrich, who has vanished. He was jailed for breaching a court order ordering him to give details of where investors’ money was held.The French national has had his assets in Northern Ireland frozen by the Financial Services Authority, which  also ordered him to stop taking deposits into his scheme.He denies fraudulent behaviour.The Financial Services Authority began court action in Belfast last autumn, resulting in an injunction banning Mr de Detrich and his company ETIC Solutions from taking any more deposits.The order also forced the businessman to freeze £6.8m in assets. The figure has subsequently been increased to £20.2m.De Dietrich claimed there were big profits to be made by investing in liquidated stock.Mr Justice Deeny issued a warrant for his immediate arrest this morning, saying he is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that this was a deliberate contempt on the part of de Dietrich, who is seeking to evade his obligation to obey an order of the court.Dozens of people on both sides of the Irish border fear they may have lost millions of pounds in investments they made in liquidated stock through de Dietrich.No ruling was made on the issue of fraud, but Judge Deeney stated that the court has a reasonable apprehension that many people have been defrauded of large sums of money.His solicitors say they will appeal the ruling. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – January 28, 2011 Pinterest Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

Furnish Details Of Government Accommodation Occupied Unauthorisedly By Employees: Calcutta High Court To Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesFurnish Details Of Government Accommodation Occupied Unauthorisedly By Employees: Calcutta High Court To Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay26 Feb 2021 5:53 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court earlier this week directed the State Government to furnish details of all the government accommodation under its control and are occupied by the employees who are not entitled to that. The Bench of Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Aniruddha Roy gave this direction while noting that the petitioner before the Court was in occupation of government accommodation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court earlier this week directed the State Government to furnish details of all the government accommodation under its control and are occupied by the employees who are not entitled to that. The Bench of Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Aniruddha Roy gave this direction while noting that the petitioner before the Court was in occupation of government accommodation after the retirement of her late husband for a period of more than 27 years. While dealing with the case, the Court sternly remarked, “The case in hand is a glaring example of the fact as to how the government officials can sleep over the matter pertaining to eviction of the ex-government employees or their families from the government accommodation allotted to them during service.” The Petitioner took the stand that no proceedings were ever initiated against her for eviction from the government accommodation allotted to her husband during his service tenure. It was further contended that there are a number of other government houses in the occupation of the employees who had retired from service. To this, the Court directed the Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal, “To ensure filing of affidavits by the concerned Secretaries of different departments giving details of all the government accommodations under their control, which are in occupation of the employees who are not entitled to that, namely after retirement, death, or transfer of the employee concerned.” Further, the Court also directed that it should be apprised of the rules/regulations or the instructions issued with reference to the period up to which such government accommodation can be retained by the employee or his family and charges/penalty to be paid by an employee or his family in occupation of the government accommodation for use and occupation thereon and the law under which the proceedings of eviction are to be initiated. In case of failure, Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal has been directed to remain present in person before the Court on the next date of hearing. With this, the matter was posted for further hearing on 30th March. Related news In related news, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (18th February) underlined that natural resources, public lands and the public goods, like Government bungalows/official residence, are public property that belong to the people of the country. The Bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul directed the Jammu & Kashmir government to take all steps for eviction of unauthorized/ illegal occupants (including former Ministers, Legislators, Retired Officers, and Politicians) from Government accommodation and recovery of rent thereof, earlier in point of time. Significantly, the Bench also remarked, “It is unfortunate that some former Ministers/ Legislators/ Retired Officers/ Politicians/ Political persons, etc., have illegally/ unauthorizedly managed to continue to stay in the residential accommodation provided to them by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, though they are no longer entitled to such accommodation” Earlier, in December 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had reprimanded the Government authorities of the Union Territory for allotting government accommodations to former Chief Minister, MLAs, MPs, bureaucrats and private persons, in contravention of its previous directions. A Division Bench of the J&K HC had in 2019 in Thakur Randhir Singh v. State of J&K & Ors., held that an allottee of a Government accommodation, may it be a Government Servant, Minister or a Legislator, is required to vacate the accommodation allotted to after he ceases to hold the official status/position. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Sanjay Dhar recounted that the Supreme Court has also categorically held in Lok Prahari v. State of Uttar Pradesh, that Government houses cannot be allotted to these persons. It may be noted that the Uttarakhand High Court, on 9th June 2020, declared that the Uttarakhand Former Chief Ministers Facility Act, 2019 which allows former chief ministers of the State to stay in government bungalows without paying market rent, is “ultra vires”. The division bench comprised by Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe had held that a Chief Minister, once he demits office, is on par with the common man and is not entitled to any preferential treatment, other than security and other protocols. Case title – Chandrawati Devi Vs. The State of West Bengal and Ors [WPST 4 of 2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Local Elections 2019 Debates – Glenties MD Debate 2

first_img Google+ Local Elections 2019 Debates – Glenties MD Debate 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Homepage BannerNewsx Highland Radio Local Election 2019 Debates Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleMan sustains head & facial injuries during ‘violent assault’ in CarndonaghNext articleLocal Elections 2019 Debates – Glenties MD Debate 1 admin WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – May 21, 2019 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The people go to the polls on May 24th to elect a new Donegal County Council.Between now and then we will host a series of debates concentrating on each of the 6 districts in the Highland Radio Franchise area.In the fourth of our election debates, we focused on the Glenties Municipal District where 13 candidates are vying for 6 seats.In part two of a two part debate we were joined by:Cllr Enda Bonner (Fianna Fail), Brian Carr (Sinn Fein),Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig (independent), Anthony Molloy (Fianna Fail), Seamus Rodgers (Labour) and Cllr John Sheamuis O Fearraigh (Sinn Fein). An invitation extended to Fine Gael’s Evelyn Sweeney was declined.Click to listen:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/GlentiesDebate2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Valuble seed bags stolen from local oyster farm

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Previous articleInvestigation continuing into weekend assault in InishowenNext articleDredging to start at Magheraroarty Pier this week News Highland Twitter By News Highland – June 2, 2020 Google+ Google+center_img WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Valuble seed bags stolen from local oyster farm A large quantity of seed bags have been stolen from an Oyster farm in Clonmany. The theft happened on the Isle of Doagh at some stage between the 23rd and the 26th of May.110 seed bags were stolen from the farm between those dates.The property stolen was worth a substantial amount of money.Gardai are appealing to anyone who has any information, however small that would assist with their investigation to contact Gardaí in Buncrana on 074-9320540. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Lead possibly to blame for deaths of nearly 60 swans

first_imgdageldog/iStock(CALLAM COUNTY, Wash.) — More than 50 trumpeter swans have died in the past two weeks in northwest Washington, possibly due to lead poising, experts say.When Martha Jordan, the director of the Northwest Swan Conservation Association (NSCA), went on a routine survey at Crescent Lake on March 10, the swan population distribution was relatively normal. When she returned a week later, she noticed multiple carcasses and feather piles — remnants of a bird after they’ve been eaten by a predator.“I knew I needed to go out on my boat with my dog to search for more,” said Jordan.According to Jordan, almost all the swans have classic symptoms of lead poisoning: weight loss, swelling, a paralyzed nervous system that makes walking and flying difficult, and trouble holding their heads up.With 40 years of experience dealing with swans, Jordan said the event “blindsided everybody.”Though this type of die-off is common in other areas, it’s rare for this region, she said.Part of the reason could be due to weather. A rare snow storm hit the Pacific Northwest in February, which pushed a lot the swans and other animals into areas they don’t normally go. Those areas might have sources of lead, according to Daniel Zimmerman from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.March is when the swans start to migrate to their breeding ground, and those that remain are usually single birds, as swans are known to have strong pair bonds.On one of her recent survey trips, Jordan saw a pair of swans who stayed behind, one swimming back and forth to its partner who was clearly sick and struggling.“The sick one made horrific sounds, sounds I’ve never heard a swan make, I just had to turn away because at that point there’s nothing I can do.”The next day Jordan saw one of them had died and the mate stayed by its side.“It’s hard to watch. You’re witnessing the lives of these birds,” she added.Lead shot has been banned from waterfowl hunting nationwide by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1991, but there are lead shots still in the environment from hunting that took place before the policy and clay target shooting in the area.“That’s one of the things that’s very hard. We don’t exactly know where they’re getting all of it [lead],” Zimmerman told ABC News.It takes three to four weeks for symptoms of lead poisoning in the birds to show up, according to Zimmerman. By the time the birds are dying, it’s not clear where the lead came from.As a supporter for legal hunting, Jordan is urging people to use nontoxic ammunition.“There’s no good excuse to not,” she said. “Often people say nontoxic ammunition is too expensive, even though it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to deal with the environmental consequences, taxpayer dollars, and they’re saying it’s too expensive for them?” said Jordan.NSCA is working closely with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to discuss next steps, including cleaning up the carcasses so there’s no secondary poisoning, placing poles where there is lead to discourage landing or feeding in the area and possibly track the swans if there is enough funding.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Major storm developing in the West with heavy snow, flooding rain

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two storms are moving across the country on Thursday bringing with it mudslide threats, flooding rain, heavy snow and damaging thunderstorms.The first storm brought up to a foot of snow to the Dakotas and Minnesota as well as damaging winds, hail and tornado warnings that were sparked by this storm from Kansas to Minnesota.The second storm hit California hard on Wednesday with 1 to 2 inches of rain that caused a mudslide in southern California and prompted mandatory evacuations in Silverado Canyon.Hail and funnel clouds were also reported in California along with 15 inches of snow in the mountains.The trailing cold front from the first storm will continue to spark strong storms and heavy rain in the Plains Thursday and Friday.Meanwhile, the second storm will move east through the Rockies over the next couple of days bringing very heavy snow to the Rockies.By the weekend, that second storm will strengthen as it moves into the Central U.S. with severe thunderstorms and flooding rain from Texas to Kentucky.On the back side of the storm, strong winds and heavy snow is expected in Denver and this could be the biggest snow storm in that city not only for this winter, but possibly in years.Up to 3 feet of snow is possible this weekend in Colorado and up to a half a foot of rain could fall in parts of Missouri.Elsewhere, the East Coast is expected to have its warmest day so far this year with temperatures in the 70s expected as far north as New Jersey and New York state. Record highs are also expected to fall Thursday from Virginia to New Hampshire.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more