Leicester side to take on Gloucester

first_img Andy Forsyth out injuredBilly Twelvetrees, Martin Castrogiovanni, George Skivington and Ben Woods return to the Leicester Tigers team for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby trip to Gloucester.Andy Forsyth and Geoff Parling are ruled out after picking up injuries in the European win over Ulster last weekend, meaning a timely return from injury for Twelvetrees and a starting place for Skivington. Woods starts at openside flanker as Julian Salvi is also ruled out, and Castrogiovanni is given a starting role in the front row with Dan Cole among the replacements.“This is a big month of fixtures with Gloucester and Northampton, and then the European double-header with Clermont Auvergne,” said director of rugby Richard Cockerill.“Gloucester have a good forward pack and a dangerous set of backs, and Kingsholm is always a tough place to go. “But we put in a good all-round performance against Ulster last weekend, our defence was good throughout and we got the basics of the game right and came through in the end. Our recent form has been pretty good and we obviously want that to continue.”Saturday’s match is covered live by ESPN. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Starting XV:15 Geordan Murphy (c)14 Horacio Agulla13 Matt Smith12 Billy Twelvetrees11 Alesana Tuilagi10 Toby Flood9 Sam Harrison1 Marcos Ayerza2 George Chuter3 Martin Castrogiovanni4 Louis Deacon5 George Skivington6 Tom Croft7 Ben Woods8 Thomas WaldromReplacements16 Rob Hawkins17 Boris Stankovich18 Dan Cole19 Steve Mafi20 Ed Slater21 Ben Youngs22 Jeremy Staunton23 Scott Hamilton LEICESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 04: Andy Forsyth of Tigers looks on during the LV Anglo Welsh Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Bath at Welford Road on February 4, 2011 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Scotland face disciplinary hearing over comments at Rugby World Cup

first_img Scotland face disciplinary hearing over comments at Rugby World CupComments made by the Scottish Rugby Union’s CEO Mark Dodson in the build-up to their vital match with Japan have landed the Scots in hot water, with Rugby World Cup sending them in front of an Independent Disputes Committee for misconduct.When their final World Cup pool game against Japan last Sunday was threatened with cancellation due to Typhoon Hagibis, Scotland faced exiting the tournament without playing a decider. The CEO went on Radio 4, saying of World Rugby’s plan to declare any cancelled game a 0-0 draw: “We’re not going to let Scotland be the collateral damage for a decision that was taken in haste.”Related: A war of words on the eve of Typhoon Hagibis hittingDodson later clarified in a press conference that the union had sought legal advice on whether there could be flexibility in the World Cup agreement for re-scheduling a game. He also repeated his view that: “I think in the court of public opinion, we’ve already won. I think you can see from social media, that people feel that this doesn’t feel quite right.”Making his point: Tournament chief Alan Gilpin (Getty Images)Today, tournament director Alan Gilpin revealed to the media that the SRU’s recent conduct merited scrutiny by an independent panel. He said: “We’ve referred to the independent disputes committee the comments and behaviours of the Scottish Rugby Union. On that basis it’s probably inappropriate to comment any further.” So, looks like the Scottish Rugby Union will be in front of an Independent Disputes Committee for their words/actions over the last week of the RWC. A bit of ‘bringing the game into disrepute’. Should all become clearer in coming days— Alan Dymock (@AlanDymock) October 15, 2019 Tournament organisers have issued misconduct charges against the SRU Flying the flag: A Scotland fan in Yokohama (Getty Images) A later statement from Rugby World Cup read: “Rugby World Cup can confirm that it has issued misconduct charges against the Scottish Rugby Union in relation comments made about Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool A match between Japan versus Scotland.Related: Inside the vital 24 hours before Japan v Scotland“The case will be decided by an Independent Disputes Committee and Rugby World Cup will not make any further comment on this matter pending the outcome.”On Wednesday, the SRU released an official reaction statement in which they said: “Following receipt of correspondence yesterday from World Rugby, Scottish Rugby confirms that it has received a notice of complaint from Rugby World Cup Ltd. Scottish Rugby is querying whether the matter is an appropriate one for the bringing of Misconduct charges.“If Misconduct proceedings are to proceed, Scottish Rugby looks forward to receiving a fair hearing in this matter. No further comment would be appropriate at this time.”It is believed a hearing will be held before the World Cup concludes.Keep track of all the news from Japan via our Rugby World Cup home page. Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Next issue of IT Focus due next week

first_img The IT/online special issue of UK Fundraising News published last week has proved popular, so we’ll be sending out another issue next week in between regular fortnightly issues of UK Fundraising News, our email newsletter.UK Fundraising News – IT Focus is our new special interest email newsletter covering IT/online and other technology developments for charities, nonprofit organisations and the fundraising industry.We are publishing it for a few issues in the run-up to UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch on 30 June in London, our showcase of IT/online services and products for charities, the nonprofit sector, and the fundraising industry. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 June 2005 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Technology Next issue of IT Focus due next weekcenter_img Indeed, we filled about a fifth of the places at the event just from responses to the newsletter.Although IT Focus lists a lot of the latest technology/online updates on UK Fundraising, it takes a slightly broader approach by including practical tips and links to other IT stories.Our next issue will be published next week. To receive it and the remaining special issues on IT, simply sign up for UK Fundraising News. There is no charge. 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.last_img read more

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Optimus’ Bolt-On Biodiesel Solution Gets EPA Approval

first_img Previous articleEPA Responds to Farmer Criticism of Proposed Water RuleNext articleTrupointe Makes Major Investment in Indiana Agriculture Gary Truitt Optimus’ Bolt-On Biodiesel Solution Gets EPA Approval Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Energy Optimus’ Bolt-On Biodiesel Solution Gets EPA Approval By Gary Truitt – Jul 9, 2014 Hardware and software that bolt onto diesel truck engines and allow pure biodiesel to run through the system has gained some key approvals from the U.S. government. Optimus Technologies is the first to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval for an advanced biofuel conversion solution for existing medium‐ and heavy‐duty trucks. This company news release says that while the system can be used with a wide variety of fuels, this also marks the first time anyone has been able to be compliant with 100 percent biofuels, creating opportunities for ethanol refiners as well. The news release goes on to point out that a network of biofuel suppliers are supplying the fuel at the standard Optimus needs.“We are very glad that Optimus has secured EPA approval,” stated Rory Gaunt, CEO of Lifecycle Renewables, a leading renewable fuel provider based outside of Boston, MA. “We have been a strong supporter of Optimus’ efforts. Now, we will be able to expand our market reach and grow into servicing commercial and government fleets with our high quality, renewable fuels.”Emissions testing shows that Optimus has a significant overall reduction in tailpipe emissions in comparison to diesel, with particulate matter reduced by about 40 percent. The solution is based on a combination of Optimus’ Vector bi‐fuel (diesel or biofuel) conversion system ‐‐ hardware and software that bolts‐on to existing diesel engines ‐‐ and certified, pure biofuel. Fuels tested were derived from a variety of bio‐sources including non‐food grade corn oil, recycled cooking oil, and pure biodiesel (B100). While Optimus may be first to the U.S. market, such solutions have been available in Europe for more than a decade.“We’re very excited that the EPA has approved our technology,” said CEO Colin Huwyler, “Our solution represents a tangible opportunity for fleets to shrink their operating costs while improving the environment. And, our solution does not require multi‐million dollar start‐up costs like CNG does.” Fleet operators have been surprised to find that CNG solutions require capital‐intensive modifications to fueling stations and maintenance facilities, extending payback periods well beyond 5 years. Optimus’ solution can leverage current facilities with only minor modifications, offering paybacks as little as one year.Source: Domestic fuel.comlast_img read more

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Purdue Crop Chat Episode 19, Few Issues Found in Fields

first_img SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – May 27, 2021 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Crop Chat Episode 19, Few Issues Found in Fields Facebook Twitter Purdue Extension Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel and Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen are back with another edition of the Purdue Crop Chat Podcast.On this Crop Chat, we meet new Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Dan Quinn. Quinn is a Michigan native who graduated from Michigan State University before getting his PhD from the University of Kentucky.Casteel, Nielsen, and Quinn discuss current crop conditions around the state. They say issues they were worried about a couple of weeks ago are no longer concerns now. Purdue Crop Chat Episode 19, Few Issues Found in Fields Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Selects 2021 Student Scholarship WinnersNext articleHAT Market Analysis for 5/27/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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Concerned about ailing political prisoner deprived of treatment, Reporters Without Borders urges Sarkozy to raise human rights during Damascus visit

first_img Reporters Without Borders has written to French President Nicolas Sarkozy asking him to raise the issue of Syria’s political prisoners when he meets Syrian President Bashar el-Assad during a visit to Damascus this week. The press freedom organisation is particularly worried about the health of Ali Abdallah (logo), an independent journalist held since 17 December 2007. Reporters Without Borders has written to French President Nicolas Sarkozy asking him to raise the issue of Syria’s political prisoners when he meets Syrian President Bashar el-Assad during a visit to Damascus this week. The press freedom organisation is particularly worried about the health of Ali Abdallah (photo), an independent journalist held since 17 December 2007. March 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Newscenter_img to go further SyriaMiddle East – North Africa SyriaMiddle East – North Africa September 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concerned about ailing political prisoner deprived of treatment, Reporters Without Borders urges Sarkozy to raise human rights during Damascus visit News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Abdallah’s family’s is very concerned about a loss of hearing in his left ear as a result of blows receiving during interrogation in the days following his arrest, and about the fact that he was last examined by a doctor on 28 January. He was transferred more than two months ago to section 13 of Adra prison (on the outskirts of Damascus), where conditions are much harsher. The transfer was a punishment for refusing to stand up during an argument with a guard. In its 28 August letter to President Sarkozy, Reporters Without Borders says:“In recent months, you have expressed France’s firm desire to reconcile with the Syrian government led by Bashar el-Assad. We understand France’s interest in not turning its back on the Syrian leader, an important actor in the region. We were, it is true, deeply shocked by his presence on the VIP stand during the Bastille Day celebrations on 14 July because of the repressive nature of his regime.“You are about to go to Damascus on 3-4 September. During your visit, we hope you will publicly express your concern about the human rights situation in Syria. We think that it is vital that you should raise the cases of the hundreds of prisoners of opinion – opposition politicians, defenders of the Kurdish minority, and journalists – who are rotting in Syrian jails.“Their fate deserves to be raised by the French president. During your last trip to Tunisia, which is governed by an insidious and authoritarian regime, you said to our great astonishment that you did not want to try to ‘teach any lessons’ in a country where ‘the space for freedoms is growing.’ That statement could not have been farther from the truth.“Mr. President, whomever you talk to, we would like to see you speak out in defence of freedom and human dignity, firmly and in plain language. Men and women pay a high price for being outspoken in Syria. Twelve of the people who signed the Damascus Declaration, which calls for ‘democratic and radical change’ went on trial on 30 July. Held since the start of the year in Adra prison, they are charged with publishing false information with the aim of harming the state, membership of a secret organisation designed to destabilise the state and inciting ethnic and racial tension.“They face the possibility of getting very heavy prison sentences on these charges, like writer and journalist Michel Kilo, who is currently serving a three-year jail sentence for advocating the restoration of diplomatic relations between Syria and Lebanon, although these relations are now in the process of being restored. This diplomatic initiative of prime importance makes his detention even more arbitrary.“The state of emergency law that has been in force in Syria since 1962 is a powerful repressive tool that enables military and civilian courts to jail the leading members of the Damascus Spring. Pro-democracy activists, who are stifled by the ruling Baath Party’s intelligence services, need to see you as an ally able to defend the message for which they have been deprived of their freedom.” Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Follow the news on Syria February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Limerick FC enter massive period in season with trip to Shelbourne

first_imgPrint Twitter Limerick FC will play a host of top sides in the Airtricity League First Division in the coming weeks as their encouraging start to the season will be put to the test.Limerick travel to Tolka Park on Friday night to play Shelbourne (7.45). The Shannonsiders enter the game off the back of a 1-1 draw with Wexford FC at the Markets Field last weekend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Tommy Barrett’s men showed great character to equalise immediately through Darren Murphy having fallen behind to an Emmett Nugent strike. Afterwards, Barrett revealed that the players were disappointed with the result but he didn’t share their disappointment.“The lads are disappointed tonight but I’m not disappointed. I feel they have done really well so far so there is no point in throwing the toys out of the pram.“As long as you picking up points and staying close to the top, that’s the main thing. The time to be top is at the very end.” SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Market’s Field, Limerick 30/3/2018Limerick vs Waterford FCLimerick manager Tommy BarrettMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo Previous articleHundreds to benefit from refunds on mortgages?Next articleArmed response unit operating in Bruree Adrian Finnin Limerick begin a busy schedule against four sides who are all expecting to be in the promotion race this season. The Super Blues face trips to Shelbourne, Longford and Drogheda as well as a home game against Bray.Barrett says there is a long way to go and it is very difficult to call but expects the top sides to take control soon.“It’s a very close league. We have to be realistic about where we are at. If we can keep it tight and pick up points you never know. There is a long way to go. I feel all teams still look cagey.“I think you will find it will level out after 10 to 15 games. You might have a surprise team in there but the top four with the more experienced players and bigger budgets will be up there and hopefully an outsider like ourselves can break into that.”Limerick are currently two points clear of Shelbourne in the league in third place. Ian Morris’ Shelbourne side were expected to perform better than their league position suggests but the former Bohemians man has an array of quality at his disposal.The squad at Tolka Park is full of Premier Division experience including Ciaran Kilduff, Conan Byrne, Ryan Brennan and Luke Byrne.All four players are seasoned campaigners and it is expected that it will soon click for the Drumcondra side which is dangerous for their visitors.In their three away fixtures, Barrett’s men have picked up two wins and a defeat to Bray Wanderers and will be expecting to provide stiff opposition for the Dubliners.With an experienced back four along with solid performances from Jack Brady and Killian Brouder, Limerick will be hoping to keep concessions to a minimum which will provide an opportunity.Connor Ellis’ work rate up front has been phenomenal in recent weeks and the former Cork man will give centre backs Byrne and Prendergast an uneasy night. SoccerLimerick FCNewsSportLimerick FC enter massive period in season with trip to ShelbourneBy Adrian Finnin – April 18, 2019 1308 Facebookcenter_img Shelbourne boast a midfield which includes the aforementioned Ryan Brennan along with his namesake and former Bohemians player Oscar.It will be a big night for Darren Murphy and Jason Hughes who may not possess a bundle of technical ability but have been more than a match for their opposition since the beginning of the season.Limerick’s record at Tolka Park has been quite good in recent years. In 2016, the Super Blues won 4-3 and 1-1 at the Dublin venue.Famously in 2008, Limerick prevented a Dermot Keely managed Shelbourne from gaining promotion to the premier division as former player Colin Scanlon struck an injury time equaliser to hand the title to Dundalk.Current Limerick manager Tommy Barrett played a key role in that Limerick side. A similar result on Friday night would continue Limerick’s unbeaten run which currently stands at five games.The post Limerick FC enter massive period in season with trip to Shelbourne appeared first on Sporting Limerick. WhatsApp Limerick FC v Wexford FC at Market’s Field. Photo: Cian Reinhardt/Limerick Post Email Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

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The Week Ahead: CFPB Director Headed for Capitol Hill

first_img Tagged with: CFPB Financial Services Committee Semi-annual report On Thursday, the House Financial Services Committee will hold its semi-annual review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The hearing titled “Putting Consumers First? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” will see Kathy Kraninger, Director, CFPB, making her first appearance before the committee after being confirmed to her current position.The hearing on Thursday will see Kraninger answering questions on issues raised by the House Financial Services Committee which include the recent settlements that “do not require companies that have violated the law to provide redress to consumers who have been harmed,” and about the changes in the payday lending rules that were recently announced by the CFPB.Recently, Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee wrote an open letter to CFPB employees in which she said that she would use the full range of the committee’s oversight authorities to “prevent any efforts to weaken the Consumer Bureau.” She had said that the CFPB was a key part of financial reform and was created as a key part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.”I have been concerned that actions taken, and changes made by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney were contrary to both the spirit and plain letter of the law and appear to be designed to frustrate the Consumer Bureau’s mission,” she said in the letter.Here’s what else is happening in the week ahead:Census Bureau Construction Spending report, Monday, 10 a.m. ESTCoreLogic Home Price Insights report, Tuesday, 10 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTCensus Bureau New Home Sales, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ESTEllie Mae Millennial Tracker, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ESTFederal Reserve Beige Book, Wednesday, 2 p.m. ESTBlack Knight Mortgage Monitor, 9 a.m. ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ESTCensus Bureau Housing Starts, Friday, 8:30 a.m. ESTBureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report, Friday, 8:30 a.m. EST The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News March 1, 2019 1,461 Views  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: CFPB Director Headed for Capitol Hill Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: CFPB Director Headed for Capitol Hill Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Ask the Economist with Skylar Olsen Next: The Problem With California’s Affordable Housing Goals Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily CFPB Financial Services Committee Semi-annual report 2019-03-01 Radhika Ojhalast_img read more

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No. 1 Gonzaga rallies to beat BYU 88-78 in WCC title game

first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Gonzaga Bulldogs/WCC Championship/WCC Tournament March 9, 2021 /Sports News – Local No. 1 Gonzaga rallies to beat BYU 88-78 in WCC title game Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Jalen Suggs hit two late 3-pointers and scored 23 points, helping top-ranked Gonzaga survive its biggest test of an undefeated season to beat Brigham Young 88-78 in the West Coast Conference Tournament title game.The Zags responded to their biggest halftime deficit in three years by locking down defensively and getting back to their efficient ways on offense.Gonzaga has won a school-record 30 straight games over two seasons and will be the first team to enter the NCAA Tournament undefeated since Kentucky in 2015.Trevin Knell scored 20 points off the bench to lead BYU in the loss. Associated Presslast_img read more

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Ferra to manufacture submarine navigation radars for Thales

first_img July 21, 2017 Authorities View post tag: Ferra Engineering View post tag: Thales Back to overview,Home naval-today Ferra to manufacture submarine navigation radars for Thales Germany center_img Ferra to manufacture submarine navigation radars for Thales Germany Defense contractor Thales Germany has contracted Australian company Ferra Engineering for sub-assemblies for Phoenice, a Thales tactical navigation radar system for submarines.“Ferra’s success recognises a significant shift from automotive parts in 2002 to the innovative advanced manufacturing company Ferra is today, supplying complex assemblies globally,” Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne said announcing the contract.“This contract will see the creation of up to 25 jobs with Ferra and throughout the supply chain, with the possibility of more down the track.“Ferra will deliver two systems to one of Thales Germany’s existing European customers, with substantial potential future sales,” he said.The project will have flow on benefits to Ferra’s supply chain, with more than 15 Australian based suppliers engaged to deliver the project.Ferra Engineering is a Brisbane-based company specialising in the design, manufacture, assembly and test of defence and aerospace sub-assemblies, both locally and internationally. Share this articlelast_img read more

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