Further to medical assessments of the senior England EPS on Sunday evening and Monday morning, the following players have been called up as injury cover:Tom Wood (Northampton Saints) for Hendrie Fourie (Leeds Carnegie)Dan Ward-Smith (London Wasps) for Simon Shaw (London Wasps)Joe Marler (Harlequins) for David Wilson (Bath Rugby) Hendrie Fourie (bruised rib), Simon Shaw (calf), David Wilson (sore back) and Riki Flutey (calf strain) will all continue to be treated and assessed by the England medical team in consultation with the medics from their clubs. Further details will be announced at the appropriate time.All members of the England senior EPS have arrived in camp to prepare for the first Investec International against New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, November 6. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Brad Barritt (Saracens) for Riki Flutey (London Wasps)
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What it’s for: Canada and USA are flogging each other for the chance to go straight into Pool D of the World CupBy Alan DymockINSURMOUNTABLE IT ain’t, but the USA Eagles have a tough task ahead, overcoming the odds and qualifying outright for Rugby World Cup 2015 after losing 27-9 to Canada in the first leg of their playoff.Both teams now head to Toronto for the deciding match and Canada are heavy favourites to maintain or add to their 18-point advantage and qualify as the America 1 entrant into RWC Pool D with France, Ireland and Italy. In order to still make it to the RWC in England, the loser will have to win in another two-match playoff with Uruguay in order to qualify as the Americas 2 entrant to Pool B with South Africa, Samoa, Scotland and the winner of the Asia 1 qualifier, which is expected to be Japan. It will take more than just good ball retention for USA to win by 19 points or more and a modest Canada must be hopeful that they can execute at Toronto’s BMO Stadium. It all comes down to Saturday.The Eagles’ may be celebrating a sell-out for the first fixture in Charleston, NC and the continued improvements in “the country’s fastest growing team sport,” but it all counts for little if they do not topple Canada, winning for the first time since July 4, 2009. Last Saturday strong performances from winger DTH Van Der Merwe, James Pritchard and Harry Jones did enough to ensure victory for Canada, while USA could only reply with kicks from Saracens full-back Chris Wyles. Talking to the Saracens.com after the game Wyles said: “Canada were more clinical in the important areas and fed off of our mistakes. They do that often, so fair play to Canada – we’ve got to work on our execution and our basics, things like our kicking, our passing, retaining ball and performing as a team.”On the other side, Canada captain Aaron Carpenter said: “The game didn’t go exactly to plan for either side, but we came out on top with physicality and that’s what the game comes down to in the end.” Japan’s captain Toshiaki Hirose (L) scores a try while being tackled by Chris Wyles of US (R) during their five-nation rugby Pacific Nations Cup match in Tokyo on June 23, 2013. Japan beat the US 38-20. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images) Dependable: Chris Wyles and his boot can be relied upon
ePhilanthropy Foundation launches online ethics test 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How ethical is your organisation’s online fundraising activity? The ePhilanthropy Foundation’s new online Code of Ethics Self Test is designed to help you find out.The “Self Test” is a Web-based tool that helps fundraisers consider some of the key ethical issues in online fundraising. The 15-question test is designed to encourage organisations to adhere to ethical online fundraising practices.Jay Love, President and CEO of fundraising application service provider (ASP) eTapestry, supports the new test. “We believe the tools and Ethical Principles developed by the ePhilanthropy Foundation will assist the entire sector with the broader understanding about sound practices for ePhilanthropy,” he said. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 December 2003 | News The quick test is based on the Foundation’s Code of Ethics, published on its Web site in English, French, and Spanish. It helps identify areas of strengths and weaknesses as applied against the Code.The Foundation admits that the test is simple, and the questions will not surprise anyone with some experience of online fundraising. Nevertheless, if they cause some fundraisers to re-evaluate their approach, the test will have succeeded.Steve Delfin, chairman of the board of trustees for The ePhilanthropy Foundation, said: “As an advocate of ePhilanthropy, we believe that the Self Test launch marks an exciting contribution to the field and will empower organisations to increase donor confidence in the efficiency and ethics of online giving.”The Foundation says that it does not gather the data entered into the self test and that all submissions are therefore anonymous. Tagged with: Digital 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.
Seven days for Bournemouth groups to claim over-60s funding Bournemouth community groups and charities that work with the over 60’s have just seven days to apply for funding of up to £3,000 from Dorset’s Community Foundation.The funding has been made available via the Community Foundation as a last minute boost to fund Bournemouth organisations that can host an Active at Sixty promotional event during the next year. However the charities or groups must apply for the money no later than 31 May 2011.The funding is also available for any organisation that is encouraging the over sixties to participate in social and sporting activities. It can fund taster days and open membership schemes that encourage people aged over sixty to stay active and get introduced to social or sporting activities they may not have tried before.The Foundation’s Chief Executive, Tina Baker said: “If your charity or group is working with people aged over sixty, or about to start a project for the over 60’s then it’s worth calling the Foundation’s office to ask if your project is eligible for Active at 60 funding.”Groups applying for funding must be formally constituted, have a separate bank account and not have an annual income in excess of £50,000.Over the past five years the Community Foundation has distributed over £5 million in grants to more than 1,600 local charities and community groups across Dorset.www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org Howard Lake | 24 May 2011 | News Tagged with: Funding South West 32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
By Sara Catalinotto and Lupe FamilyBronx, N.Y.March 24 — They came to remember the past and envision the future. Current students, alumni and activists gathered in the South Bronx tonight to celebrate the history of Hostos Community College. Many brought their children or grandchildren to watch a brand new documentary film titled “Hostos: The Struggle, the Victory.”Hostos is more than a college. It represents a community win, in an organizing effort led by revolutionary Puerto Rican New Yorkers who had been in the Young Lords Party and others who were just becoming politically conscious. Hostos was the only bilingual institution in the City University of New York system in 1976, named after Puerto Rican scholar Eugenio María de Hostos. That year it was targeted to be closed down by an emergency financial control board. The racist austerity plan also threatened predominantly Black and Afro-Caribbean Medgar Evers College. A campaign of mass demonstrations culminated in a takeover of the Hostos building by students and professors on March 25, 1976, which lasted 20 days. The demonstrators organized meals, childcare and security along with round-the-clock vigils on the outside, while classes continued. They won the demand to keep both colleges open! Forty years later, Hostos has grown to four buildings and remains a leader in re-entry programs for former prisoners. Tonight’s event also paid tribute to people’s attorney Ramón Jiménez, who is both a veteran leader of the 1976 campaign to save Hostos and co-producer, along with Félix Romero, of the documentary film. College President Dr. David Gómez and Bronx elected officials, who essentially owe their jobs to what one speaker called “the internal colony” that aspires to self-determination, shared the stage with organizers from El Maestro Cultural Center and the South Bronx Community Congress. Hostos graduate Víctor Vázquez, among others, emphasized the role of women leaders in making this struggle a success. Other speakers included retired Hostos professor Gerald Meyer; State Assembly member Charles Barron; and a spokesperson for Venezuela. Activists from Philadelphia called on everyone to protest at the Democratic National Convention there, for Puerto Rico’s independence and for the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. (For information on López Rivera, see tinyurl.com/h6xmpcr)A letter from López Rivera to Jiménez was read, and Luis Cruz y Orquesta Son Borincano performed. The Hostos Professional Staff Congress faculty union supported the event, and various professors brought classes to the auditorium. “Hostos: The Struggle, the Victory” is a powerful demonstration of how people’s power can beat back structural racism. The hour-long documentary will soon be available for streaming.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 11, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 It’s been claimed that a lack of dredging works at Bunbeg Harbour is seriously impacting the local community. A high sandbank around the harbour area is said to be leading to difficulties for the coastguard to launch at certain times.Meanwhile the situation is also causing problems for fishermen who wish to move freely up and down the Gaoth Dobhair Channel.Local Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says funding must be sought to urgently address the issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/micghghgfhgfhfghbunbeg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Serious concern over lack of dredging at Bunbeg Harbour Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleWater mains to be replaced in Stranorlar next weekNext articleHundreds of homes & businesses affected by water outage in Falcarragh News Highland Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
City of San Antonio Animal Care Services/Facebook(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Three people in Texas suffered minor injuries over the weekend after mistaking two bobcat kittens for domestic kittens and bringing them inside the house, according to local authorities. The kittens were found in an alleyway in San Antonio on Saturday, San Antonio Animal Care Services spokeswoman Lisa Norwood told ABC News. After the three acquaintances brought the kittens inside, they were bitten and scratched as they were trying to feed the bobcat kittens milk for domestic kittens, Norwood said.The trio had the bobcat kittens for about a day and a half before they realized they were not house cats, Norwood said. Once they noticed the bobbed tails and how robust the kittens were, they took the baby felines to animal care, Norwood said.The injuries they suffered were minor – bites to the hands – and did not require hospitalization, she said. On Monday, the bobcat kittens — one male and one female — were taken to Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Kendalia, Texas, the sanctuary’s founder and president, Lynn Cuny, told ABC News.Cuny warned would-be good Samaritans against tampering with wildlife, instructing them to “assume that everything’s fine,” leave the animals alone and call wildlife experts instead.“These kittens should have never been taken away from their mother,” who was likely hiding from the humans or hunting for food, Cuny said. Part of the problem, Cuny acknowledged, is that the kittens are “so cute” and it grabs the attentions of humans. The kittens are currently “doing fine” but are stressed out due to the drastic change in environment, Cuny said. It took them “several hours” to get used to being fed be humans, she said.Caregivers are hoping to reunite the kittens with their mother, but she has not been spotted around the San Antonio area, Cuny said.“The occurrence of bobcats in the city is decidedly rare,” she said, adding that they typically only get calls for bobcats in rural areas. Releasing predators back into the wild is a challenge with predatory animals because they typically stay with the mother for up to two years, and she teaches them how to hunt, hide and take care of themselves, Cuny said.“They know they’re supposed to be with their mother,” Cuny said.In hopes of releasing them back to the wild, caregivers are attempting to handle the kittens as little as possible so they do not become “habituated to dealing with humans,” Cuny said. The kittens haven’t been named, and they are only being cared for “as much as they need.” They are also being housed in a protective area, where they can hear the sounds of nature, she said. The brother and sister bobcats are “alert and bonded to each other,” Cuny said.“They don’t separate,” she said. “They’re on top of each other all the time. That’s very comforting for them.”If caregivers cannot release the bobcats back in the wild, the kittens will live on the rescue center’s 212-acre sanctuary, Cuny said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
New York Police Department(NEW YORK) — A veteran police officer was shot and killed in New York City just after midnight Sunday during a physical struggle with an armed suspect. The 27-year-old suspect was also shot and killed, police said. Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, of the New York Police Department was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said Mulkeen, a member of the NYPD for nearly seven years, died “while doing the courageous work New Yorkers needed him to do.”“There is no worse a moment in our profession than this,” O’Neill said in a statement. “Please keep Brian’s family and colleagues in your thoughts.”Mulkeen and two other officers were investigating gang activity at the Edenwald Houses, a public housing complex in the city’s Bronx borough, where several recent shootings had taken place, according to police. A man being questioned by the officers took off running and Mulkeen and other members of an anti-crime unit chased him down.“Just after midnight this morning, a brave NYPD officer, doing the job we ask him to do, the job that New Yorkers needed him to do, was shot and killed,” Capt. Terence Monahan, NYPD chief of department, said at an early morning press conference.Monahan said officer-worn body camera showed the suspect reaching into his waistband for an object while fleeing police.Mulkeen and the suspect got into a prolonged struggle on the ground with the officer shouting, “He’s reaching for it, he’s reaching for it,” according to audio from the body-camera footage, police said.“Numerous shots” were fired by five separate police officers and Mulkeen was struck three times, police said. It’s unclear who fired the fatal shots.Police said a .32 caliber revolver, believed to have been wielded by the suspect, was recovered at the scene.The suspect was on probation for a narcotics-related arrest last year, according to police.“This is a very, very sad day for our city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “We lost a hero by every measure. We lost a hero this evening. … This was a young man who made the choice to join the NYPD, to put his life on the line, to protect others.”“When we met with his family, Commissioner [Benjamin] Tucker, Chief Monahan, a number of us, spent time with his mom and his dad, his sister, his girlfriend and we broke the news to them,” de Blasio continued. “And one of the things they told us, even in their grief, was that Brian made a choice, an incredibly noble choice, to leave a civilian life, a lucrative career. He wanted to protect other people. He loves this city. … He put his life on the line and he gave his life for all of us.”The suspect has not been named, but police said he was on probation for a narcotics arrest from 2018 and had “several prior arrests in various places.”Mulkeen’s girlfriend is also a police officer in the Bronx, at the NYPD’s 44th Precinct, which is near where the officer was shot. Mulkeen was a member of the Bronx Borough Anti-Crime Unit in the 47th Precinct.“As cops, we know how rewarding our profession can be,” Monahan said. “But I’ll tell you, there is absolutely no worse moment on our job than this. As we stand here this morning, a young man with a bright future who courageously patrolled some of New York City’s toughest streets has tragically lost his life.”Just hours before Mulkeen’s killing, de Blasio had called the Friday shooting death of a Houston police officer “heartbreaking.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Government saves more than £6m through dispute resolution schemeOn 2 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today A scheme designed to resolve work-related disputes internally and reducetribunal claims across central government has saved millions of pounds inlitigation costs. The alternative disputes resolution (ADR) initiative has contributed tosavings in excess of £6m across all departments, according to figures for thefinancial year to March 2003. The figures also show that 90 per cent of the 617 cases brought under ADRwere successfully resolved. ADR has been gradually introduced across central government departmentssince March 2001 when Lord Irvine, the previous Lord Chancellor, announced theADR pledge. Under the pledge, all Government departments and agencies committed toconsidering ADR for all suitable cases wherever the other party accepts it. Dorothy Brown, head of HR service delivery at the Department forConstitutional Affairs (DCA), which has been piloting ADR since June, said thenew approach has already transformed the way workplace disputes are resolved. “The results are really promising and have surpassed ourexpectations,” said Brown. “It shows there is a real willingness tosettle rather than litigate.” She said ADR has cut the time for complaints to be processed from 12 weeksfor tribunal investigations, to just two days. The DCA pilot scheme, which runs until December, currently has a 100 percent success rate in settling disputes internally. Under the new system, formal complaints are taken to a central casework teammade up of HR advisers. They decide whether ADR is appropriate in thecircumstances and if so, refer it to a ‘gate keeper’, who chooses two peoplefrom a list of trained mediators to oversee the case. These are members ofstaff who have been trained in interviewing, facilitating and communicatingskills. Brown added that the mediators felt the skills they had learned would bebeneficial in other areas of their work. By Michael Millar Related posts:No related photos.