Everything’s going to be all White: Jake White takes training with Montpellier LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS FEELING THE HEATSouth Africa’s Super Rugby players sucked in their bellies after a short holiday break and returned to the most feared part of the year, pre-season in brutal summer heat. The Stormers arrived at their Bellville base to temperatures in the low to mid-30s while the Sharks had the intense Durban humidity to contend with as well as soaring temperatures.January is usually characterised by short, intense field sessions, rather than long, sapping days in the sun. As if the heat wasn’t bad enough, the fitness coaches and medical staff were on hand to measure which players stuck to their ‘active rest’ programmes and who had extra slices of pud and more beers than they should have around summer braais. Those that fail the tests will feel the heat in more ways than one over the coming weeks.SUPER RUGBY TO UNEARTH NEW TALENTOpenside flank Jaco Kriel toured Britain, Ireland and Italy with the Springboks last November and did little more than carry tackle bags. But watch out for his menacing presence when he steps out for the Lions in Super Rugby. Kriel was outstanding during the Currie Cup and should enhance his future South Africa prospects during the tournament. The same goes for hooker Bongi Mbonambi, who has moved from the Bulls to the Stormers in search of more game time.Mbonambi was criminally underused in Pretoria but at the Stormers he should be given a fairer crack to cement the No 2 jersey, although he will be up against Bok tourist Scarra Ntubeni.Kriel deal: Jaco Kriel in action for the LionsWHITE QUIETLY SLIPS OUT OF SA FOR FRANCEAfter parting ways with the Sharks after last year’s Super Rugby tournament, Jake White spent several months consulting to the likes of Tonga and holed up in his luxurious home in the town of Hermanus, 90 minutes from Cape Town. But Montpellier lured him off the sun lounger to take on a six-month hospitable job after losing nine games in a row. White’s magic worked, with Montpellier beating reigning French champions Toulon in his first game in charge. White has historically taken struggling teams and turned them into winners in short timeframes. It started at Jeppe Boys High in Johannesburg. When he became first XV coach in 1989 the team were competitive but hardly a top rugby school. By 1990 they were the best team in Johannesburg and stayed there for the next five years. With White’s guidance the SA under-20 team went from massive underachievers to world champions in one season. The Springboks recovered from a laughing stock in 2003 to Tri-Nations champions in one year under White. They also won the 2007 World Cup. The Brumbies went from 13th in Super Rugby to runners-up in two years under White. He also took the Sharks back to the Super Rugby play-offs last year – the only South African team to reach the last six.Typically though, White’s move to Montpellier was both welcomed and lamented by the SA rugby public, with many fans calling him ‘mercenary’ and others bemoaning why such a successful coach isn’t appreciated in his own country.TREU APPOINTED BY THE STORMERSFormer SA and Kenya Sevens coach Paul Treu will make his first serious move into 15s coaching as part of the Stormers’ set-up during this season’s Super Rugby tournament. Treu, who led the BlitzBoks to the 2009 HSBC World Sevens Series title and to 14 tournament wins on the circuit as head coach over 10 seasons, will initially handle the Stormers’ defensive duties.Current head coach Allister Coetzee is in negotiations to renew his contract for another three years but there has been interest from Japan about his services. Treu, once he has gained appropriate 15s experience, could be the perfect replacement should Coetzee leave.In the middle of things: JP Pietersen playing for the BoksPIETERSEN CENTRE EXPERIMENT TO CONTINUE Bok wing JP Pietersen could find himself at centre for the Sharks during the second half of the Super Rugby competition once he returns from his Japanese club duties with the Panasonic Wild Knights. With Bok skipper Jean de Villiers in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup, Jaque Fourie retired and Frans Steyn in self-imposed Springbok exile, Pietersen has emerged as the only viable answer at 13 at international level.Bok coach Heyneke Meyer will put pressure on the Sharks coaching staff to use Pietersen in the midfield to ensure he has enough experience after playing most of his rugby on the wing.
123 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Tagged with: benchmark Digital Jonathan May, CEO of Hubbub Fundraising, which sponsored the research, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 29 January 2019 | News 124 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Progress is happening but charities still falling behind on digital, Code benchmark shows Over three-quarters (77%) of charities have guidance and leadership from their board on digital at a tactical or strategic level, but 75% have few digitally skilled staff and 63% do not have a digital strategy, according to the results of the Charity Digital Code Benchmark, released today.Launched on 15 November last year, over 150 charities have used the Charity Digital Code Quick Assessment Tool to test their own digital capabilities and practices against those described in the sector, and have shared their data anonymously with the rest of the sector. The results of the Charity Digital Code Benchmark have been published today in full to these participating charities and the full report is also available free of charge to any charity contributing data using the Quick Assessment tool.While charities reported strong leadership from their boards around governance and setting the direction of the charity, and 62% said they were able to translate that leadership into meaningful R&D or collaboration across the sector, the results show real challenges delivering on this within the charity, particularly because of the shortage of very digitally skilled people. However, the report highlights analytics as an area that the sector is starting to get to grips with. Over 40% of charities indicated that they had significant tactical or strategic work going on in this area, which although it means there is still a long way to go, the report says, shows that charities are focusing on understanding supporter behaviour, and in turn on the most effective ways to engage and respond. “Digital has changed our culture and has changed our economy, our relationships and the way we live our lives. It’s vital that charities use this benchmark as the measure of the size and urgency of the task ahead.“The benchmark suggests that the sector as a whole is at risk of falling behind, and now is the time to act. Digital has now reached the point where a few strong digital people at the right place in the organisation working with the right partners on the right projects can have a transformative impact on both fundraising and service delivery.”Martin Francis Campbell, CIO of World Vision UK, and chair of the Digital Collective, which has run the data gathering and research added: “The Charity Digital Code has been a tremendously useful standard against which charities have been able to measure ourselves. It’s no surprise that we’re behind the curve on digital, and we know that we need to do more, but what’s so valuable about this report – and the code itself – is that, by focusing on the culture and practice of digital, rather than the technology, it shows us where we need to concentrate our effort in order to kickstart improvements overall.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
News News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific March 20, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explosive device defused outside TV journalist’s Peshawar home Organisation Help by sharing this information January 28, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News News Follow the news on Pakistan June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder An improvised explosive device that two men on a motorcycle left outside the home of Jamshed Baghwan, Express News TV’s Peshawar bureau chief, was defused yesterday by police before it could go off.“We are relieved that Jamshed Baghwan and his family are safe, but we are very disturbed by what seems to have been yet another murder attempt against a journalist,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “Following Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s announced creation of a commission for the protection of journalists, concrete measures must be taken as a matter of urgency to protect Baghwan and his family.”Ismaïl added: “We also call on the authorities to assign human and material resources to protect other journalists and their families who have reported receiving threats. Amid so much violence, it is unacceptable that the police turn down journalists’ requests for protection, as they did with Ansar Naqvi of Geo News.”Baghwan called the police immediately after discovering the explosive device, which had been left in a metal container outside the gate to his home. A bomb disposal unit dispatched by the police was able to defuse it. Baghwan said he had received no threats. “This has frightened my family,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “I don’t understand who did this or why.”The Express Media Group has repeatedly been targeted by the Islamist militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in recent months. A total of 22 shots were fired at Express News headquarters in Karachi on 16 August. Individuals on motorcycles threw homemade bombs and opened fire on its headquarters again on 2 December, injuring a guard and fleeing before police arrived.In the most recent attack, three Express News TV employees were killed when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on one of the TV station’s vehicles in Karachi on 17 January. All three attacks were claimed by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, which said it acted to combat the negative coverage it received from the media.Reacting to all the violence against media personnel, the prime minister yesterday announced that he intended to set up a commission to recommend measures that the government could adopt to protect journalists in the field and ensure their well being. The commission’s members would include journalists, he said, adding: “I want to make Pakistan a journalist-friendly country, where not only local but international media feel safe and secure during their professional assignments.”Ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Pakistan is one of the world’s deadliest countries for the media, with a total of seven journalists killed in 2013. Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire RSF_en to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more
TAGS Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Health Insurance Premiums Have Decreased in a Number of Countries, According to Pacific Prime’s Latest Report HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Global health insurance brokerage Pacific Prime’s latest report examines international private medical insurance (IPMI) premiums in 100 locations and finds that a number of locations’ IPMI premiums have decreased for both individuals and families. This is due to a number of key factors, chief of them being the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005328/en/ Pacific Prime’s Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021 begins by ranking countries based on their average IPMI premiums. The US takes the number one spot, with average premiums of USD $7,703 for individuals and USD $21,817 for families. At the bottom end of the spectrum, Thailand had the cheapest average premiums of USD $1,934 for individuals and USD $7,257 for families. From the 100 locations studied, up to 36 countries showed a decrease in IPMI premiums, compared with the previous year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused people to avoid/delay seeking healthcare treatment, and countries to impose lockdown measures. In addition to the overarching trend in IPMI premiums, the report also sheds light on region-specific trends including:12 out of 20 locations with the costliest health insurance premiums are located in the Americas. The US remained the country with the highest premiums due to its exorbitant cost of care, while Latin American countries’ premiums may see a jump in the next 5 years due to a rise in expensive claims for behavioral and mental health conditions.Hong Kong has reclaimed its position as the second most expensive location in the world for health insurance. Similarly, Singapore is the second most expensive location in Asia. This is due to factors such as overutilization of health insurance and a rapidly aging population, amongst others.China’s health insurance premiums are going through a correction phase after years of increase, as a result of sluggish demand amidst a global economic downturn. The country’s insurance landscape is also witnessing digitalization, as insurtech takes center stage.Health insurance companies are beginning to refine and redefine their premium pricing strategy for each region to strike an optimal balance between service quality and operational sustainability, as well as to prepare for any crises that could arise in the near future. Download a free copy of Pacific Prime’s Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021 to learn more about the aforementioned trends, as well as to contextualize them with the key drivers shaping health insurance including the changing demand for care, cost of care, increased regulation, continued challenges related to fraud, and the rise of insurtech. About Pacific Prime: Established in 1999, Pacific Prime is an award-winning insurance brokerage, operating out of its headquarters in Hong Kong and regional offices strategically located across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. The brokerage is dedicated to simplifying insurance for individuals, families, and corporates. To learn more, visit: https://www.pacificprime.com/ View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005328/en/ CONTACT: Stephen Ho, Marketing Director – Pacific Prime and Kwiksure +852 3589 0508 KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC HONG KONG INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE MANAGED CARE SOURCE: Pacific Prime Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 09:00 PM/DISC: 02/22/2021 09:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005328/en Previous articlePositive Data from FIREFISH Study of Evrysdi™ (risdiplam) in Infants with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy Published in The New England Journal of MedicineNext articleKOBELCO Group’s CO2 Reduction Solution Digital AIM Web Support
News UpdatesNagpur Central Jail Authorities Accept Prof.GN Saibaba’s Demands After Family Indicated He May Go On Hunger Strike Due To Denial Of Books, Medicines Etc Nitish Kashyap22 Oct 2020 7:19 AMShare This – xThe Nagpur Central Jail Authorities have accepted former Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba’s demands after his family declared that he will go on a hunger strike due to denial of medicines sent by family members along with books, clothes and letters. The wheelchair bound 90% disabled former professor is serving life imprisonment in an Anda Cell at the said Central Jail.In a press…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 Nagpur Central Jail Authorities have accepted former Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba’s demands after his family declared that he will go on a hunger strike due to denial of medicines sent by family members along with books, clothes and letters. The wheelchair bound 90% disabled former professor is serving life imprisonment in an Anda Cell at the said Central Jail.In a press release, Prof G Haragopalan, Chairman of the Committee for the Defence and Release of Prof GN Saibaba stated that today at 3 pm, family members of GN Saibaba got a phone call from Nagpur Central Jail. As per the press release, Saibaba spoke to his wife and informed that the DIG (Prisons) visited him in Central Jail on October 20. “The DIG negotiated with Dr. GN Saibaba and accepted all his demands. The DIG (Prisons) instructed the Nagpur Central Prison officers to resolve all the following demands immediately- • Handover all the confiscated and withheld letters written to him by his wife, family members and advocates to Dr. GN Saibaba immediately. • Jail authorities shall not stop the medicines given by his family members and advocates and the medicines will be given to Saibaba immediately. • Complaint letter documenting his harassment and lack of basic rights in the prison since the last few months addressed to the ADG (Prisons) Pune shall be delivered immediately. Previously the jail authorities were not sending this letter and illegally holding on it. • All the paper clippings sent to him by his family members through post shall be given to him immediately and such papers cuttings shall not be confiscated in future. • Provide him the books sent by the family members.”As the DIG (Prisons) accepted all the demands, Dr. GN Saibaba did not go for a hunger strike from October 21, 2020. But according to the phone call received today, none of these demands have been met yet. We are hopeful that the Nagpur prisoner authorities show a quick response and restore Dr. Saibaba’s basic rights, the press release states.Moreover, the Jail authorities have also informed Saibaba yesterday that the second parole application filed by his brother Ramadevudu has been rejected.As per a news report on October 16, Advocate Akash Sarode who delivers medicines to GN Saibaba said that the jail authorities have been consistently refusing to take whatever medicines, books and other essentials that he got for the wheelchair bound 90% disabled former professor who is serving life imprisonment.On March 7, 2017 a Gadchiroli Court awarded life imprisonment to Saibaba and others convicting them under Sections 13, 18, 20, 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Section 120 B of the Indian Penal Code.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
ABC News(NEW YORK) — This group of pilots made history as Hurricane Dorian strengthens and takes aim at Florida. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center tweeted a photo Thursday of its first all-female flight crew on a reconnaissance mission ahead of Dorian’s expected landfall in the U.S.The photo showed Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington and Lt. Lindsey Norman aboard NOAA 49.The three ladies flew around Hurricane Dorian to collect data over nearly seven hours, covering more than 3,600 miles. States of emergency have been issued in Florida and Georgia as residents scramble to acquire supplies before Dorian is forecast to make landfall early Tuesday as a Category 4 storm. Forecasters predict Dorian will approach Florida with winds of 140 mph. It it makes landfall with those wind speeds, it would become just the ninth hurricane to do so, dating back to 1851.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
View post tag: Fincantieri Back to overview,Home naval-today MBDA signs €1B missile deal with Qatar Emiri Naval Forces Italian missile manufacturer MBDA signed a 1 billion euro contract on June 29 to supply the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) with missiles for their new naval vessels to be procured from Fincantieri.Qatar is to acquire a total of seven surface vessels under the 3.9 billion euro contract which followed the Letter of Award signed in Rome on June 16 within the framework of a Government to Government agreement signed between the Ministry of Defence of Italy and that of Qatar.Fincantieri will deliver four corvettes of over 100 meters in length, one amphibious vessel (LPD – Landing Platform Dock), and two patrol vessels (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel) as well as support services in Qatar for further 15 years after the delivery of the vessels.In this respect, MBDA will be supplying the Qatari Navy in due course with Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles as well as Aster 30 Block 1 and VL MICA air defense missiles.Antonio Perfetti, Managing Director MBDA Italia and Executive Group Director Sales & Business Development MBDA, commented: “This contract represents a further confirmation of the significant role that MBDA plays in the missile sector, not only in Europe, but also worldwide. It is proof of MBDA’s capability, thanks to its very comprehensive portfolio of world class solutions, of being able to address the most stringent and diverse of customer missile systems requirements.” Authorities View post tag: MBDA MBDA signs €1B missile deal with Qatar Emiri Naval Forces June 30, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Qatar Emiri Navy
Austal Australia on September 1st, 2017, celebrated the opening of its Adelaide office, which will support the design and production for the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program.Officially welcoming Austal’s expansion into Adelaide were Martin Hamilton-Smith, Minister for Defence Industry (SA), Senator David Fawcett, and several locally based Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that are already a part of Austal’s 1000 plus Australian supply chain.“As Australia’s largest defense exporter, it is only natural for us to have a presence in Australia’s largest naval shipbuilding hub,” Austal CEO, David Singleton said.“We are increasing our presence in Adelaide to contribute to the Government sovereign shipbuilding commitment, something that will see Australia able to design, build and export a whole range of naval vessels,” Mr Singleton said.“As the only Australian shipbuilder to export defence vessels we are committed to ensuring the Naval Shipbuilding Plan is achievable” he said.“Our collaboration with our design partner Fassmer for the OPV project is not only about building for the Royal Australian Navy, but to export the vessel around the world.“Of the three bidders for the OPV program, AustalFassmer is the only one with both a track record of exports from Australia and concrete plans to sell internationally. Actions speak louder than words.“Our joint venture will deliver a complete transfer of intellectual property to Australia relating to the OPV 80 design, a process that will be initiated in Adelaide.“This will not only deliver jobs, but crucial skills and know-how to Australian shipbuilding,” Mr Singleton said.Although the AustalFassmer Adelaide office has been established to primarily support the OPV program there will also be ongoing work from Austal Adelaide to support the Austal/ASC Frigate teaming agreement. Industry news Share this article September 4, 2017 View post tag: Austal Austal Australia opens Adelaide office Back to overview,Home naval-today Austal Australia opens Adelaide office
× SECAUCUS – The Triple Five Group of Cos. Has announced it has obtained the $1.67 billion private construction financing it needs to continue construction of the American Dream project in the Meadowlands, according to local media.“We are pleased to have worked with JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs on the financing for this transformational project,” Don Ghermezian, CEO and president of American Dream, said. “The construction loan paves the way for the completion of American Dream and allows us to aggressively move forward with the construction and opening of the project.”The firm had previously scheduled completion for fall 2018. Triple Five said American Dream is now slated to open in March 2019.Despite the stoppage of construction, American Dream continued its leasing efforts. Kidzania, DreamWorks Water Park, Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, Cinemex and Legoland Discovery Center have already signed up to be a part of the 3 million-square-foot project.Triple Five has also owns Mall of America in Minnesota and Edmonton Mall in Canada.
On Thursday, February 1st, the music world lost another world-class talent as Dennis Edwards, longtime lead singer of Motown legends the Temptations, passed away in a Chicago hospital just two days before his 75th birthday. His death was confirmed by Rosiland Triche Roberts, one of his booking agents. She did not specify the cause. Before joining The Temptations, Edwards put his gospel singing background to work with another Motown group, the Contours, best known for their 1962 hit “Do You Love Me”, which they recorded before he joined them. The Contours opened for the Temptations in the late 1960s, and when the Temptations lead singer David Ruffin left the group in 1968, Edwards was asked to take his place. As groups like Sly and the Family Stone surged in popularity, Edwards’ voice was one of the main ingredients in The Temptations’ left turn into psychedelic soul and funk territory.Shortly after Dennis Edwards joined the group, the Temptations won their first GRAMMY Award for the upbeat “Cloud Nine” (1968). They won another GRAMMY for the funk anthem “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” in 1971. That song, as well as the other two big Temptations hits from that era—“I Can’t Get Next to You” and “Just My Imagination” (on which Kendricks sang lead)—both reached No. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart. The Temptations received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award in 2013. In 1989, Edwards became the only group member outside the “Classic 5” lineup (Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Otis Williams, and Eddie Kendricks) to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Temptations.You can watch Edwards and The Temptations perform “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” below via YouTube user MOMOFUNKONE:Rest in peace, Dennis. Your memory lives on through your music…[h/t – Billboard][Cover photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images for Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, via Fox5]