TAGS: Highlight Comparisons with Brian O’Driscoll are ridiculously unfair and represent a heavy millstone to hang on any youngster. Still, Tompkins is capable of conjuring game-breaking magic and has exchanged emails with the Irish great – evidence of admirable ambition to improve.With Marcelo Bosch (and his booming boot) driving Argentina’s Rugby Championship effort, he will push Scotland international Duncan Taylor hard for a first team berth at Allianz Park. If Tompkins can achieve that, the sky is the limit. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The ravenous pursuit of television viewing figures means just about every tournament in professional sport is accompanied by marketing hyperbole these days. Even so, this Aviva Premiership season does feel especially significant.As the countdown to a home World Cup hits the year mark, there is a genuine buoyancy about English rugby. This summer saw Gary Street’s women and Nick Walshe’s Under 20 side (for a second consecutive time) taste global glory. Despite a whitewash series defeat in New Zealand, Stuart Lancaster has certainly set the senior side on the right track towards emulating such success.Starting for real on Friday, the Premiership campaign promises to be defined by Englishmen – established internationals, peripheral figures and ambitious wildcards – striving to impress. Here are five young faces to keep an eye on.Dan RobsonClub: GloucesterPosition: Scrum-halfAge: 22Sniper: Dan Robson provides a pacey running threat from scrum-halfFierce competition for places in a squad can make or break relatively inexperienced players – either the challenge inspires them or the intimidating presence of a rival proves detrimental. For that reason, some might have worried for Robson when Gloucester announced Greig Laidlaw would be trading Edinburgh for Kingsholm. Well, there’s absolutely no need to be concerned.Robson’s thoroughly deserved ascension to Saxons selection in January was forged from a sparky season which featured a full array of attributes – accurate distribution, dangerous sniping and well-judged kicking as well as bravery and positional awareness in defence. In the process, both All Black Jimmy Cowan and Welshman Tavis Knoyle were deemed surplus to requirements.Laidlaw may prove tougher to dislodge, but Robson is sure to get some league starts under David Humphreys and – behind a reinforced set of forwards – can continue his progress towards a full cap.Joe TrayfootClub: HarlequinsPosition: Back-rowAge: 23On the charge: Joe Trayfoot’s excellent work-rate has allowed him to make his mark in Harlequins’ star-studded squadConor O’Shea’s options in the loose forwards are vast. Alongside the seasoned trio of Chris Robshaw, Luke Wallace and Nick Easter come Jack Clifford and James Chisholm, two immensely powerful specimens who have anchored England age-group sides exceptionally well from No.8. Among those contenders – plus now-departed Tom Guest and Maurie Fa’asavalu – Trayfoot collected 16 appearances last season.One hugely energetic cameo from the bench against Clermont, comprising nine carries and four tackles in 27 minutes, helped haul Quins to an unlikely losing bonus-point and epitomised his ultra-industrious approach. O’Shea will be delighted with more of the same.Zach KibirigeClub: Newcastle FalconsPosition: WingAge: 19 The Aviva Premiership campaign begins on Friday evening as Gloucester travel to Franklin’s Gardens, home of champions Northampton Saints. We have picked out five potential breakthrough stars of the new season. Nick Tompkins celebrates England Under 20’s final victory over South Africa in the 2014 Junior World Championship Credit: Anthony Au-Yeung A new 3G pitch at Kingston Park will not transform Newcastle into the Harlem Globetrotters overnight. However, installing a surface that can stand up to the worst northeastern weather without becoming boggy will encourage more expansive rugby from the Falcons. Given Dean Richards can post one of the most exciting runners in the league out wide, that is extremely good news.Indeed, Kibirige’s ferocious strength and searing pace defied his home ground swamp when he scored a simply phenomenal try in England Under 20’s 67-7 thrashing of Wales back in March. The 70-metre run brushed off six defenders and showcased what the teenager offers in terms of raw athleticism and evasive skills.While a broken ankle and damaged ligaments on Premiership debut against Gloucester later the same month curtailed a promising breakthrough year – which would have definitely ended in a Junior World Championship – the teenager has worked hard in rehab and is set for a swift return. Regardless of Newcastle’s collective results, expect Kibirige’s reputation to rocket.Harry ThackerClub: Leicester TigersPosition: HookerAge: 20Tiger tyro: Harry Thacker is certain to get some game-time at Welford Road this seasonThacker’s burning desire to follow father Troy into Tigers’ number two jersey is best conveyed by the immense amount of graft he put in over four years within Leicester’s junior ranks. Joining the Academy at a slight 72 kilograms, he now weighs over 90.Some fearful work in the gym has brought about this marked physical transformation, though Thacker has crucially retained mobility and a solid base of core skills. Against Ospreys in the LV=Cup last November he rumbled through 21 carries and hit every one of his 14 lineouts.When Tom Youngs and new boy Leonard Ghiraldini are at Welford Road, Thacker will learn so much. When they are away on national duty, Richard Cockerill will not hesitate to hand him first-team responsibility. Another to miss the Junior World Championship through injury, the all-action hooker is out to make up for lost time.Nick TompkinsClub: SaracensPosition: CentreAge: 19Ambition: Nick Tompkins gets the ball out of contactMaro Itoje and Nathan Earle were the two names most viewers brought back from England Under 20’s exploits in June, but Tomkins is another world champion Saracens starlet worth a big buzz. Tenacious and tough, he played through a painful shoulder complaint to remain on the field throughout the final against South Africa. That much was fitting – his silky offloading game lit up the entire tournament, underlining his credentials as a classy midfield operator.
The contracts between the United Auto Workers and Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles expire Sept. 15. Workers want to get back what the companies have taken away in recent contracts. Autoworkers in Brazil are showing other workers that it is possible to fight and win against a big multinational auto company.There have been three successful strikes at GM, Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz, all of which stopped permanent mass layoffs. A 12-day strike at the GM plant in São José dos Campos ended Aug. 24 when the company converted almost 800 permanent layoffs to temporary layoffs. The Taubaté Metalworkers’ Union struck Volkswagen Aug. 17 to protest 100 layoffs, 50 of which were put into effect immediately. The union ended the strike Aug. 28, when the company cancelled the layoffs and amended the contract to create a “voluntary redundancy” program and to discuss alternatives to layoffs with the union when future cuts are planned.Most recently, Mercedes Benz was forced to cancel 1,500 dismissals after the São Bernardo Metalworkers’ Union struck on Aug. 24, ending the strike a week later when Mercedes agreed to keep the workers and guarantee job security for one year under an Economic Protection Plan.“Without a fight, we do not ensure rights,” said National Confederation of Metalworkers (CNM/CUT) General Secretary João Cayres. “CUT metalworkers have, once again, made a demonstration of firmness, unity and class solidarity.” (cnmcut.org.br) CUT is the United Workers Confederation of Brazil, which the unions in Taubaté and São Bernardo belong to. CNM/CUT is affiliated with the IndustriALL union, formerly the International Metalworkers Federation.All three strikes received wide international solidarity. The way autoworkers around the world can win is by stopping production so the companies can’t make a profit by exploiting workers’ labor.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information UkraineEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expressionInternet News News to go further Organisation Paris, 25 May 2016Dear President Poroshenko,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends media freedom, would like to refer you to the website Myrotvorets’ repeated publication of the personal data of thousands of journalists. We think this offence is all the most serious because these journalists are accused of “collaborating with a terrorist organization’s combatants” for the sole reason that they were accredited with the separatists “authorities” in Donetsk. This unwarranted charge puts these journalists in danger and compromises their ability to work in the sensitive Donetsk and Luhansk regions.As many observers have already noted, publishing this list clearly constitutes a violation of the Ukrainian law on the protection of personal data. We would like to point out that it also constitutes a violation of media freedom, which is enshrined in the Ukrainian Constitution, article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.Obtaining accreditation from the separatist authorities is just a protective measure for journalists. It does not in any way constitute a sign of support and even less so complicity with the “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR). Many journalists named by Myrotvorets have nonetheless received threats from “patriots” likening them to separatist combatants. Even more disturbingly, a number of politicians have supported this initiative by Myrotvorets. This must have reinforced its feeling of impunity and encouraged it to release a “more complete” list on 20 May. The next day, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced that it was “verifying” these lists and examining them for possible spies disguised as journalists.As the President of Ukraine, you are the guarantor of its Constitution and the rule of law in your country. You also stand at the head of a government that is supposed to follow the political line set by you. We are therefore of the view that, as well as the legal proceedings brought against the website, a public statement by you is essential in order to rein in this campaign of intimidation and deprive it of any official character. We also urge to instruct the interior ministry and SBU to end any ambiguity on this matter.We are fully aware of the immense difficulties that Ukraine is currently facing and we do not doubt that the tasks incumbent upon you are delicate. However, your responsibilities towards journalists and freedom of information are at stake in this matter.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this request.Sincerely,Christophe DeloireSecretary-General Receive email alerts Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV May 25, 2016 Open letter to Petro Poroshenko UkraineEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expressionInternet News Follow the news on Ukraine March 26, 2021 Find out more Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Related documents Читати по-українськиVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 14.54 KB RSF_en September 7, 2020 Find out more
In what was the second attack targeting Shah in a matter of weeks, a teargas shell was thrown into the home of his living room on the night of 8 July (photo: Fahad Shah). News Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImpunityViolence News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last weekend’s teargas attack on journalist Fahad Shah’s home in Srinagar, in northern India’s troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir, and calls on the authorities to protect the region’s journalists. Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more February 23, 2021 Find out more to go further Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImpunityViolence India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media In what was the second attack targeting Fahad Shah in a matter of weeks, a teargas shell was thrown into the home of his living room on the night of 8 July, starting a fire that was quickly put out. Witnesses said members of the armed forces or the Jammu and Kashmir security forces were responsible. A paramilitary group vandalized Shah’s car a month ago.The founder and editor of the Kashmir Walla news website, Shah is convinced that the attacks were not random.“Working as a journalist was never easy in Kashmir, and now with each passing day it seems more difficult,” he said. “There are different pressures and threats (…) now you don’t just get trolled on social media.”In June 2017, Shah was arrested by the local police and was questioned for several hours about his reporting. In his Kashmir Walla articles, he often writes about censorship of dissidents and about the consequences and victims of the region’s armed conflict.“We firmly condemn this new attack on the journalist Fahad Shah and we urge the local authorities to conduct an independent investigation in order to identify those responsible,” RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk said. “Everything possible must be done to guarantee the safety of journalists and stop the attempts to intimidate them.”Recent victims of the violence in Jammu and Kashmir include Shujaat Bukhari, a well-known Kashmiri journalist who was gunned down by unknown gunmen in Srinagar on 14 June.All of India, not just the Kashmir Valley, has been hit by a surge of violence against journalists. Four journalists have been killed in India so far this year, prompting RSF to issue its first Incident Report on freedom of the press in India on 4 July.India is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, two places lower than last year. July 12, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Teargas attack on reporter’s home in Kashmir News News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 RSF_en
WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Linkedin Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsPoliticsO’Dea outlines Fianna Fáil social reform strategyBy Alan Jacques – August 6, 2015 731 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement TAGSFianna FáilFianna Fáil’s Social Protection PrioritieslimerickWillie O’Dea TD Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleRugby – Earls wins 40th cap and first under SchmidtNext articleGAA – Limerick Club Football Championships return Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Willie O’Dea TDLIMERICK TD WILLIE O’Dea has proposed increasing the Respite Care Grant to €1,700, increasing lone parents’ supports by €30 million and reforming the Family Income Supplement (FIS) as part of wider reforms to “enhance our social fabric”.The Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection and Social Equality this week outlined the party’s priorities over a five-year term including significant reform to social welfare and pensions as well as increased supports for older people and families.According to Deputy O’Dea, Fianna Fáil’s Social Protection Priorities includes elements that can be quickly adopted in year one, as well as wider reforms over a full five-year term.“After five years of harsh and regressive budget measures from Fine Gael and Labour we recognise the need to build stronger communities, and by reforming the social welfare system and increasing certain supports we will be in a position to enhance our social fabric,” he explained.“This will involve some spending increases but it will also involve using the Social Protection budget in a smarter, fairer way. Our first year priorities, which would involve an additional €132m in spending, would include increasing the Respite Care Grant to €1,700, increasing lone parents’ supports by €30 million, reforming the Family Income Supplement (FIS) and replacing the Three Day Rule for job seekers.”The Limerick TD also remarked that Fianna Fáil’s priorities for Social Protection recognise the need for a threshold of compassion and decency in the economy. Something, he claims, this government seems to have completely abandoned.“Under Fine Gael and Labour, carers, young unemployed people, older citizens and people with disabilities have all been targeted for regressive cuts. Our longer term goals are to reinstate the Fuel Allowance season to 32 weeks in recognition of the difficulty many older people have in heating their homes.”He continued: “We would extend the Family Income Supplement to the self-employed, expand the Living Alone Allowance to €20 a week, and improve the Telephone Allowance.Fianna Fáil will establish a new Commission to examine putting in place a basic income level, abolish compulsory retirement at 65, make the home care package support a statutory entitlement and relax pension rules making it more flexible so that policy holders can access part of their funds earlier. These are common sense reforms and socially progressive measures that will restore compassion to our social protection system and begin to undo the impact of this Government’s harsh measures.”
Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – June 8, 2020 Google+ Twitter Donegal County Council is currently finalising arrangements for a new eParking Service, which will provide cashless methods to pay for parking via smartphone APP and website. When launched on the 22nd of June, it can be used on any of the streets and car parks where pay and display parking operates.In the interim, enforcement of Pay & Display suspension is to be extended.The eParking Service will operate in each of the five towns in Donegal that currently have pay and display in operation – Ballybofey, Buncrana, Bundoran, Donegal Town and Letterkenny.When launched on the 22nd of June, it can be used on any of the streets and car parks where pay and display parking operates.This transition period is being extended until Monday the 22nd of June to ensure that the new eParking Service will be in place when enforcement resumes.Donegal County Council Traffic Wardens returned to work on the 18th of May as part of Phase 1 of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.For a transition period from the 18th of May to this weekend enforcement of Pay and Display offences remained suspended and Traffic Wardens concentrated on the enforcement of Road Traffic Offences i.e. illegal parking on disabled bays, double yellow lines, loading bays and on footpaths.From the 22nd of June the Traffic Wardens will return to normal duties, including the enforcement of both Pay and Display Offences and Road Traffic Offences.The new App will be available to download for free via the APPLE STORE and GOOGLE PLAY.More details will be available on www.donegalparking.ie when it goes live in the coming days. Google+ Enforcement of Pay & Display suspension extended to 22 June Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleCalls for cars to be banned on Rossnowlagh beachNext articleInvestigation continuing into vandalism at local orange hall News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
1. Implementing an ecosystem approach to fisheries management requires an effective ecosystem monitoring programme, the utility of which depends upon its ability (measured by the statistical power) to detect effects that trigger management action. 2. Using data from a long-term ecosystem monitoring programme of the predators of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba at South Georgia together with a krill population model to simulate natural and fisheries induced variability in krill abundance, the power to detect the effects of different levels of fishing was examined. 3. The power to detect the effects of fishing using either the krill population or a combined predator response index was low (20-40% power after 20 years with the probability of a type I error (alpha) = 0.05). The power increased to > 50% when a was increased to 0.2 when the ability to detect change was greater with the predator response index than using the krill population itself. 4. The results indicate that although this monitoring programme has a proven ability to detect the effects of natural variability in krill abundance, its ability to detect the effects of fishing may be limited if there is a requirement for statistical significance at the 95% level. A situation where changing a produces a marked increase in statistical power, and the difference in the relative ecological costs of making type I and type II errors is likely to be high, may require a more flexible approach to choosing significance levels required to trigger management action. 5. Although long-term monitoring provides a wealth of basic ecological information it is essential to evaluate, the ability to detect specific changes in order that management action is not delayed because of an inability to detect an effect rather than the lack of an effect of the fishery.
View post tag: Mission Stop CP-15 Final Mission Stop Ends Back to overview,Home naval-today CP-15 Final Mission Stop Ends The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Haiti on Sept. 19th, marking the completion of Comfort’s eleventh and final mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).Joint-military members and non-governmental organization volunteers completed medical operations at two medical sites in Port Au Prince, providing medical care to more than 14,000 patients at Amiral Killick Coast Guard Station and St. Luc hospital. Services offered at both sites brought the CP-15 mission total to over 120,000 patients cared for during the six-month humanitarian, civic assistance mission.Since departing Norfolk in April, the CP-15 team has provided medical care, engineering support, and veterinary services in 11 countries to include Belize, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Haiti.Before returning to Comfort’s homeport of Norfolk, Va., the ship will stop at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a re-supply and the opportunity to take part in a conference alongside other medical professionals to discuss CP-15 and best practices for future missions. Comfort will then proceed to Mayport, Fla., where more than 100 members of the CP-15 mission, including the command element of Destroyer Squadron Four Zero, will return home.[mappress mapid=”16989″]Image: US Navy Authorities View post tag: USNS Comfort View post tag: CP-15 September 23, 2015 Share this article View post tag: americas
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.3013CA; CH SummaryBaylor College of Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of SanAntonio, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, atthe Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CH of SA) is seeking aqualified candidate to fill a full-time role as an AssistantProfessor.Location: Children’s Hospital of San AntonioWork Schedule: Days, Nights, Weekends, HolidaysJob DutiesResponsibilities include, but not limited to the following: Establishing criteria and conducting patient care reviews forthe purpose of analyzing and evaluating the quality andappropriateness of care and treatment provided to patients withinthe Department or Service. The Department/Service shall routinelycollect information about important aspects of patient careprovided by the Department/Service, periodically assess thisinformation, and develop a process for use in evaluating patientcare. Patient care reviews shall include all clinical workperformed under the jurisdiction of the Department/Service,regardless of whether the Practitioner whose work is subject tosuch review is a member of that Service.Recommending criteria for clinical privileges relevant to careprovided in the Department and recommending clinical privileges foreach member of the Department.Reviewing and evaluating Department/Service adherence to: (a)Medical Staff policies and procedures; (b) sound principles ofclinical practice; (c) integration of the Department/Service intothe operations of the Hospital.Reviewing and evaluating patient care services provided outsidethe Hospital via contractual or other agreements.Coordinating patient care provided by the Department/Servicemembers with nursing and ancillary patient care services.Calling a Department/Service meeting at the discretion of theDepartment Head or Chief of Service as necessary for the purpose ofconsidering quality and outcomes management findings of patientcare and the results of the Service’s other review and evaluationactivities, as well as reports on other Department, Service andStaff functions.Taking appropriate action when important problems in patientcare and clinical performance or opportunities to improve care areidentified.Acting as the designated agent of the respective Department orService, or on behalf of the Medical Executive Committee, inconnection with all peer review functions.Submitting any required reports concerning: (a) the Departmentsor Service’s review and evaluation activities, actions takenthereon, and the results of such action, and (b) recommendationsfor maintaining and improving the quality of care provided withinthe Department, the Service and/or the Hospital.Providing for orientation and continuing education of allpersons in the Department or Service.