ARU tear up James O’Connor’s contract

first_imgToo rebellious for the Rebels: Jamesy boyEuropean super-powers may be weighing up a move for the rebellious flyer, with some trying to convince themselves that he is too talented and too intelligent to continue along such a destructive path. He is quick, can step, kick, pass and has a sublime head of hair when it isn’t bundled into braids or bleached to protein-melting proportions.However, the buzz down under is that O’Connor will slink back to the Western Force.Perhaps it is that they know how to handle him or that he needs to be the big fish in order to force himself to conform or at least stop visiting kebab vendors at the wee small hours of the morning. In the end it could be a case of finding the best places to hide and get on with it, though, and while he could slope off to France and endure the demands of the Top 14’s task masters he may as well stay under the watchful gaze of the ARU and get back to basics at home, away from enormous pay packets and alien temptations.After all, there is a carrot of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in front of him and if he remains under the ARU’s nose and sorts himself out he has the ability to be in contention by the time the Union are able to sign him up again. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 12: James O’Connor of the Rebels looks on after the round 20 Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Highlanders at AAMI Park on July 12, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Turning his world upsidedown: James O’Connor has been dropped by the ARU after his suspension two weeks agoBy Alan DymockUNRULY KIDS rarely expect to get their comeuppance, but for the wayward son of Australian rugby James O’Connor, he has finally got the clip round his ear he will have been dreading.Stood down after being removed from Perth airport for being drunk and disruptive following the Wallabies win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship, O’Connor was left with the rugby equivalent of gardening leave. Then, as of today, he was relieved of his central contract, meaning that he would not be signed up to the ARU until at least 2015, were they to want him back.This has set tongues wagging.O’Connor had been released from the Melbourne Rebels before this whole sorry affair, being jettisoned from the lowly franchise alongside his long-time partner in grime Kurtley Beale after a season of lowlights and Lions-time misadventures. Yet, while O’Conner was adrift in a sea of his own shame while Beale was offered a lifeline with the Waratahs.last_img read more

Social Media Reacts To World League Reports

first_imgBasically saying to Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and other developing rugby nations that they have to sit at the kids’ table for a decade.— Max Reiss (@MaxReiss) February 28, 2019 Let us know through our social media channels.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news. Social Media Reacts To World League ReportsWe have all heard of the proposed ‘World League’ or ‘League of Nations’ which was initially conceptualised as a means to have more meaningful Tests for a wider array of teams around the planet, as part of a global calendar.Then yesterday, the NZ Herald reported that the most recent scheme was to have a closed shop of just 12 teams – the Six Nations staying as it is and Japan and the USA joining the Rugby Championship.Related: The issues with the proposed World LeagueThere will be much more on this in the coming days and weeks no doubt, but in the last 24 hours the plan reported by the NZ Herald has been largely criticised on social media.Top players have also spoken out to against the plans while officials from World Rugby have described reports as inaccurate and assured the public that talks are still ongoing.The lack of clarity on the situation is not helping matters as speculation grows.Mixed Response: Both Farrell and Sexton have aired their concerns about the plan (Getty Images)An initial shock yesterday arrived when some of the best players in the world spoke out.England captain Owen Farrell said: “This proposal shows no signs of improving an already difficult situation.“Players are definitely open to discussing a new global season but what we develop has to work with the club game in order to reduce conflict, deal with player release issues and make sure their welfare is looked after.“The proposal presented to us at the moment doesn’t seem to have considered this properly.”Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton said: “While players gave this idea a cautious welcome when we met at the end of last year, it now seems like a commercial deal on the future of the game is being negotiated at a rapid pace with little consideration given to the important points we raised with World Rugby in November.“The issue of player load has never been so topical. However, it needs to be properly understood.“To suggest that players can play five incredibly high-level Test matches in consecutive weeks in November is out of touch and shows little understanding of the physical strain this brings.”Other players like All Blacks captain Kieran Read and Samoa captain Chris Vui also aired their concerns about the plan as you can see from the International Rugby Players Twitter account below. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Indeed the suggestion that there will be exclusion for the Pacific Island nations Samoa, Fiji and Tonga along with up-and-coming European nations like Georgia, has caused quite a stir for all the wrong reasons. Amidst the backlash, the Vice-Chairman of World Rugby, Agustin Pichot, and World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper took to Twitter to try and clarify things a little, amongst others involved. Lots of inaccurate statements today about proposals for the Nations Championship. Hopefully we can continue positive dialogue around a competition that can help rugby grow globally and for the benefit of all nations and players.— alan.gilpin (@alangilpin2) February 28, 2019This suggests that some power brokers are pushing to have two leagues with 12 teams with promotion and relegation, however there are a plethora of issues with this right now. All of which would need to be rectified before the plan could work. Some believe that we need much more detail, even with negotiations still going on.center_img Where do you stand on the proposal? Is it good or bad for the game and the players themselves? Murray Kinsella raises the another issue here in that players would have to play internationals over consecutive weeks, travelling what could be thousands of miles each time. Many want a lot more scrutiny of the potential impact on player welfare. Nations Champ’s is still an evolving concept that continues to be shaped by multiple and complex stakeholder discussion. Objective is to propose a more compelling and sustainable global international game for fans, players and Unions. Discussions continue with all stakeholders.— Brett Gosper (@brettgosper) February 28, 2019 After reports came out about World Rugby’s plans for a global competition, we take a look at how many on social media have reacted. Plan of Action: Gosper, Pichot and Beaumont of World Rugby (Getty Images) last_img read more

CAF CharityCard balances double

CAF CharityCard balances double  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CharityCard Accounts funded through Give As You Earn have more than doubled in value over the past year. Since the maximum donation limit of £1,200 per year by payroll giving was removed in April, 1,483 people have given in excess of this amount. The largest single donation was a remarkable £64,000.Read Balance of CharityCard Accounts has doubled in one year at Charities Aid Foundation. Howard Lake | 21 August 2000 | News Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Shooting attack against regional daily’s outspoken columnist

first_img to go further News VenezuelaAmericas September 29, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shooting attack against regional daily’s outspoken columnist Follow the news on Venezuela RSF_en VenezuelaAmericas Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts January 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives August 25, 2020 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News Reporters Without Borders calls for a thorough investigation into a shooting attack in which newspaper columnist Eliécer Calzadilla was seriously injured in Ciudad Bolívar, in the eastern state Bolívar, on 27 September. Calzadilla, who writes for the Correo del Caroní, a regional daily based in the nearby city of Puerto Ordaz, is no longer in a critical condition.“Although Calzadilla seems to have been the target of an attempted contract killing, there is not yet any evidence that the motive was political,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is however already clear that the motive was not robbery and allowing this shooting to go unpunished would probably encourage journalists to censor themselves for their own protection.”The press freedom organisation added: “We therefore urge the Bolívar state authorities to lose no time in carrying out a proper investigation. Bringing Calzadilla’s would-be killers to justice would help to defuse the high degree of tension that exists at the nation level between President Hugo Chávez’s government and the privately-owned press (see 25 September release).”Calzadilla, 56, and his wife were returning to their car after visiting a cinema on the evening of 27 September when two gunmen opened fire and then fled on a motorcycle. One of the shots hit Calzadilla in the back of his neck, severing a vertebra. Rushed to a hospital intensive care unit, he is now out of danger but will probably have to undergo an operation to remove the bullet.Calzadilla managed to dictate his weekly column to his daughter from his hospital bed. In the column, which was published yesterday, he said the gunmen clearly intended to kill him as they did not say a word and did not try to rob anything from him or his wife. His colleagues, including the newspaper’s editor, David Natera Febles, believe he was the target of an attempted contract killing.A lawyer by training and a contributor to the Correo del Caroní for more than 20 years, Calzadilla often criticises corruption and government abuses in Bolívar state in his columns. The Correo del Caroní is itself also very critical of the government and has received threats in the past. New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News News June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Media imbalance is contributing to economic uncertainty – Blaney

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Newsx Adverts By News Highland – November 22, 2010 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Media imbalance is contributing to economic uncertainty – Blaney With serious questions hanging over whether or not Brian Cowen will lead Fianna Fail into the next election, Donegal North East TD Niall Blaney has offered a spirited defence of the Taoiseach, saying he and the Fianna Fail party have been unfairly treated by the media.Deputy Blaney says he believes history will show that Mr Cowen has acted in the interests of the Irish people, and has not been given a fair chance.He says the way the media is portraying the negotiations with the EU and the IMF is typical of the way the truth is being distorted………[podcast][/podcast]center_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Previous articleNew event management company launched in DonegalNext articleCouncil makes progress on Letterkenny allotment plans News Highland WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cases of Multiple FIRs–Goswami Facts Needs A Re-Look In Future It Is Hate Crime, A Social Disorder!

first_imgColumnsCases of Multiple FIRs–Goswami Facts Needs A Re-Look In Future It Is Hate Crime, A Social Disorder! M R SHAMSHAD,ADVOCATE1 Jun 2020 11:22 PMShare This – xThe Arnab Goswami case in the Supreme Court resulted in quashing various similar FIRs which had been registered in different parts of the country relating to his TV programme broadcasted on 21.04.2020, viewed nationwide. Allegations in FIRswere communal in nature, instigating Hindus against Muslims and Christian[DPA1] . Very often, multiple FIRs are challenged in courts. On…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 Arnab Goswami case in the Supreme Court resulted in quashing various similar FIRs which had been registered in different parts of the country relating to his TV programme broadcasted on 21.04.2020, viewed nationwide. Allegations in FIRswere communal in nature, instigating Hindus against Muslims and Christian[DPA1] . Very often, multiple FIRs are challenged in courts. On legal scrutiny, it can be seen that facts in most of those cases, though appear similar, legally they are different like (i) FIRs have been registered arising out of the same incident (ii)FIRs have been lodged in cases where subsequently a related incident happened and a second FIR was lodged but the suspect remained the same, (iii) In many cases there is one larger[DPA2] common cause of action and separate complainant but accused are the same:like Banking[DPA3] or Real Estate fraud, (iv) another set of facts where incident is the same but rival parties sought to file counter FIRs against each other obviously with different allegations. Apart from the provisions of CrPC, the Supreme court has evolved certain norms in the case of multiple FIRs .These norms include the ‘test of sameness’ of allegations in the FIRs relating to the ‘same cause of action’ or ‘incident’ obviously against the same person. The test of ‘sameness of allegation’ in the FIR is relevant because there could be same incident when rival parties have conflicting allegations against different accused giving rise to more than one FIR relating to the same incident. Under these circumstances this principle shall not apply despite incident being the same because accused are different. In case thesame set of persons are accused relating to the same incident, the accused may have arguable case in favour of quashing or consolidating the subsequent FIRs. When this principle is not applicable, mostly the cases are consolidated. For the purpose of consolidation, court’s view depends on the stage the case. Arnab Gswamy Case[1]:This principle needs to evolve further The offensive contents are part of Republic TV broadcasts done on 16.04.2020 and 21.04.2020, anchored by Arnab Goswami, the accused in the FIRs . First FIR was lodged in Nagpur, Maharashtra (which was transferred by an earlier Order of the Supreme Court to Mumbai, at the request of Mr Goswami). Hence, this Mumbai FIR was considered to be the First FIR in relation to the allegations. Simultaneously or immediately thereafter, about 14 more FIRs/Complaints were registered against Goswami in States like Chattisgarh, Telengana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand etc as this broadcast was viewed by the persons from respective states, generating cause of action. Incident and accused relatable to these complaints are the same. As reflected in the judgement, the allegations in these complaints are also identical. However, provisions of the IPC, complainants, police jurisdictions and States are different. During the investigation, quite surprisingly, mighty Mumbai Police requested for a protection order against the pressure and threat of Goswami allegedly exerted on Mumbai Police. As per the Application filed in the Supreme Court, It was alleged that Mr. Goswami through his channel terrorised and intimidated the Investigating Officer, subjecting the criminal justice system to ridicule, indulging in a vicious propaganda against the police force in general, further it was alleged that the accused was not co-operating with the investigation rather interfering with the investigation. Normally, Supreme Court ought to have dealt with such conduct of the accused very sternly. It is good that the Court has protected his personal liberty. However, other citizens should not get tempted to treat police in such a manner; they might lose their protection considering seriousness of allegations of police. Finally, the Court quashed all other FIRs, except the Mumbai FIR, against Goswami largely for three reasons; (i)the earlier settled principles of law on multiple FIRs, (ii) other FIRs constitute a clear abuse of process,(iii) Consent of the Senior Counsel for State of Maharashtra for quashing the subsequent FIRs registered at all other places. It has also held, rightly so, that the right of a journalist under Article 19(1)(a) is no higher rights than right of a citizen to express and speak. Facts of earlier cases settling principles of law on Multiple FIRs Case of T.T. Antony[2](2001): A case of same incident and FIRs at two stages with time gap. In this case the Supreme Court gave substantial clarity of this issue.In short, facts of this case is that a politician, contrary to advice of the administration, visited a particular area.It turned out to be an ill-starred day. Five persons died and six persons were injured in the police firing purportedly resorted to for the protection of the said politician and also of public and private properties. More than hundred persons suffered injuries in the lathi-charge followed and a few police personnel also sustained injuries.Police had opened firing at two places in the surrounding area and on the same day i.e 25.11.1994, two separate FIRs were registered. Thereafter a Judicial Commission was constituted. The report recorded that police firing at one place was not justified. This gave rise to a fresh cause of action leading to registration of a fresh FIR (third FIR) wherein one police personnel and one former Minister were made accused of murder, for the incident happened on 25.11.1994. The Supreme Court held that registration of this third FIR was not valid and investigation made pursuant thereto had no legal consequences and accordingly quashed by stating that “under the scheme of the provisions of Sections 154, 155, 156, 157, 162, 169, 170 and 173 CrPC, only the earliest or the first information in regard to the commission of a cognizable offence satisfies the requirements of Section 154 CrPC. Thus, there can be no second FIR and consequently there can be no fresh investigation on receipt of every subsequent information in respect of the same cognizable offence or the same occurrence or incident giving rise to one or more cognizable offences.” Muniappan Case[3]; Mob violence; essentially a case of clubbing two or more FIRs in common chargesheet. This case arose out of political procession of ‘road roko agitation’. Different groups from a mob attacked different vehicles in which many buses were burnt and damaged, a bus was set on fire in which three girls were burnt alive and many injured. One FIR was lodged 1.30 pm in relation burning of many buses on one rout. In relation to another bus, where three girls had died, second FIR was filed. However, after investigation, common charge sheet was filed after clubbing both the FIRs. After conviction of the accused in common charge sheet, grievance was raised against clubbing of the FIRs. Under these circumstances, it was stated that ‘Merely because two separate complaints had been lodged, did not mean that they could not be clubbed together and one charge-sheet could not be filed.’In Satinder Singh Bhasin case[4](2019), a case of clubbing of FIRs of similarly placed different purchasers/complainants of shops in a building project against the same builder/accused. Under these circumstances, separate complaints/FIRs have been permitted to proceed. Amit Shah case[5] (2013), a case of separate but two related incidents with time gap. One Sohrabuddin was killed on 25.11.2005 for which First FIR was registered. Later Sohrabuddine’s wife and another Tulsiram Prajapati were killed at a different place on 28.12.2006 for which fresh FIR was registered after Supreme Court intervention on 29.04.2011 and charge sheet filed on 04.09.2012 in the second FIR, during the investigation of first FIR. In the Chargesheet of second FIR, name of Amit Shah was mentioned as an accused. The second FIR and charge sheet dated 04.09.2012 were sought to be quashed. Case of the prosecution was that abduction of Sohrabuddin and Kausarbi and their subsequent murders as well as the murder of Tulsiram Prajapati are distinct offences arising out of separate conspiracies though interconnected with each other as the motive behind the murder of Tulsiram Prajapati was to destroy the evidence in respect of the abduction of Sohrabuddin and Kausarbi, as he was a prime witness to the said incident. However, the court held that narration in the charge sheet would clearly show that the killing of Tulsiram Prajapati was a fake encounter and was part of the same series of acts so connected together that they form part of the same conspiracy as alleged in the first FIR. In view of the same, there cannot be a second FIR dated 29-4-2011 and fresh charge-sheet dated 4-9-2012 for killing of Tulsiram Prajapati. Cases of Same incident butCounter FIRs by rival parties In Upkar Singh case[6], two rival parties had sought to file cases against each other in relation to the same incident and the same was permitted to continue. Again, in a murder and dacoity case, where counter FIRs were filed by rival parties, the Supreme Court in the case Shivshankar Singh’s[7] has stated that the ‘test of sameness has to be applied otherwise there would not be cross-cases and counter-cases. Thus, filing another FIR in respect of the same incident having a different version of events is permissible’. In Kari Chaudhry[8](2002) case, a complainant’s false FIR was closed and another FIR was registered by police making the complainant of the first FIR as accused in the second FIR. Under these circumstances the court has stated that quashing the second FIR merely on the ground that final report had been laid in the first FIR is, to say the least, too technical. Essentially, this is a case of counter FIR and the second FIR cannot be quashed. Why the Arnab Goswami principle needs a relook in future cases. Generally an individual’s right to express will not have the outreach which a news anchor shall have through the electronic means. Even if someone takes that benefit through technological advancement, he shall not have the credibility and legitimacy flowing from the government monitored and licensed Media. A news channel is granted license by the Government to report the facts and the anchor enjoys that privilege . Many of them use that licence and privilege to express his or her opinion and broadcast the same nationwide and such organisations are run commercially. In that process, if there are allegations of hate crimes, fake propaganda leading to causes of action in different parts of the country relating to the ‘one news/views’ broadcast (i.e ‘same incident’), whether the courts should apply the same norms as settled for general crimes of murder, robbery, arson, dacoity etc., which are mostly confined to a region amongst a defined class of people? According to me, it can’t be . These alleged crimes are not chain of one initial or principal crime in that sense to ignore all subsequent offences. By spreading hate or fake news, the impact can be different at different places leading to societal disorders, independent from each other, generating different complainants and application of different provisions of law. The principle of law needs to be relooked for electronic media generated criminal acts giving cause of action in different territorial jurisdictions, the nature of the crime and its impact on the society is much larger than individual crimes. To put it differently, immunity given to offences by misuse of media freedom should be put on a different scale. It is organised and the consequences are nationwide. There could be a situation where due to one broadcast, riots taking place in five different regions/States in the country. Every state is free to initiate criminal action. Should only one State be given this power to prosecute by depriving all others? In every State, why their witnesses should be compelled to go to a centralised place? Would it not mitigating the inconvenience of an accused? In such cases, the accused would be common but the impacted persons would be different. Secondly, complaints were lodged in different States. Accordingly, the consent of counsel for one or few States can’t be considered relevant for quashing the FIRs registered in all other states without hearing the complainants of those quashed FIRs. The offence of spreading the fake news constitute a class of offence having higher degree. Few decades back, fake news had minimal impact in the society as it was confined to local areas, but now it has become ‘infodemic’, if not controlled strictly, can obliterate the very edifice of our democratic polity. Views Are Personal OnlyM R SHAMSHAD, ADVOCATE (Author is a practising Lawyer at Supreme Court of India) [1]Judgement of Supreme Court dated 19.05.2020 in WP(Crl) No 130 of 2020 (D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah, JJ) [2]T.T. Antony v. State of Kerala, (2001) 6 SCC 181 [3]C. Muniappan v. State of T.N., (2010) 9 SCC 567 [4]Satinder Singh Bhasin v. State (NCT of Delhi), (2019) 10 SCC 800 [5]AmitbhaiAnilchandra Shah v. CBI, (2013) 6 SCC 348 [6]Upkar Singh v. Ved Prakash, (2004) 13 SCC 292 [7]Shivshankar Singh v. State of Bihar, (2012) 1 SCC 130 [8]Kari Choudhary v. Sita Devi, (2002) 1 SCC 714 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

New heat wave with gusty winds forecast for the West

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new heat wave with bone dry conditions and gusty winds is expected in the West this weekend and into next week.Already, a red flag warning and wind advisory have been issued for the Rockies and a fire weather watch has been issued for northern California, ahead of the heat wave.Over the next several days, temperatures will soar close to 100 degrees from Sacramento to Burbank, California.The worst of the heat will start Sunday and continue into next week.Gusty winds are expected for northern California on Saturday and Sunday as a storm system moves through to the north. Some of the winds could gust above 30 mph, which will create critical fire conditions.Meanwhile, in the Great Lakes, a cold front is expected to move through Friday afternoon and evening and is forecast to produce severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.The highest chance for tornadoes and damaging winds will be in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Westminster Saturday Evening

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Saturday, No. 15 (D2SIDA poll)/No. 21 (NABC Coaches poll) Dixie State men’s basketball (5-0) hosts in-state Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Westminster (5-1) to commence their RMAC season at Burns Arena.The Trailblazers leaped by seven spots in the D2SIDA poll and have made their season debut in the NABC NCAA Division II coaches poll.In his 15th season at the helm of the Dixie State program, head coach Jon Judkins is 267-126 (.679) and 247-114 (.684) as the Trailblazers’ head coach in the NCAA Division II era.Judkins has led Dixie State to 11 consecutive winning seasons and seems poised to extend this streak this season.Including his successful tenure at Snow College, Judkins is currently 551-254 (.685) and is only 30 wins short of surpassing legendary University of Utah women’s basketball coach Elaine Elliott who amassed a 582-234 (.713) record coaching the Utes, for the most collegiate basketball coaching wins in Beehive State history.The Trailblazers score 86.2 points per game, ranking them 50th nationally.Junior forward/center Hunter Schofield (17.2 points, 7.2 rebounds per game) is Dixie State’s leading scorer. Schofield’s 5 blocked shots also lead the squad.Freshman forward Frank Staine (14 points, 3.4 rebounds per game) and junior guard Dason Youngblood (11 points, 3.4 rebounds per game) also score in double figures for the Trailblazers on average.Senior guard Jack Pagenkopf is Dixie State’s overall statistical leader (10.2 points per game, a team-best 8.8 rebounds per contest and team-bests in steals (8) and assists (42). His 42 assists tie him for 15th nationally with Brian Harper of Young Harris and Pittsburgh-Johnstown’s Fred Mulbah.The Trailblazers surrender 76.2 points per game, tying them for 179th nationally in scoring defense with Rogers State.Westminster is coached by former Salt Lake CC coach Norm Parrish, who is 58-26 (.690) as the Griffins’ head coach (2015-present).The Griffins score 79.3 points per game, ranking them 115th nationally in scoring offense as they are tied with Adelphi.Junior guard Brandon Warr (18.3 points, 10.3 rebounds per game), redshirt senior guard Jai Jai Ely (14.5 points per game), senior guard Alec Monson (12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds per game) and graduate student guard Jake Connor (12.3 points per game) all score in double figures on average for the Griffins.Monson also leads Westminster in assists (28) and is tied with Ely for the team lead in steals (8 apiece).Former Richfield High star, redshirt sophomore forward Brandon Willardson, leads the Griffins with a team-best 3 blocked shots.The Griffins surrender 74.5 points per game, tying them for 153rd nationally in scoring defense with Lane.The all-time series between the Trailblazers and Griffins is tied 3-3. Written by Brad James November 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Westminster Saturday Evening Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball/Westminster Men’s Basketballlast_img read more

CIMCs’ accommodation vessel resumes operation in Campos Offshore Oilfield

first_img The semi-submersible accommodation vessel OOS Tiradentes. (Credit: CIMC) “OOS Tiradentes”, the Semi-Submersible Accommodation Vessel managed by CIMC Raffles asset operation management center, received the notice to resume operation by Petrobras to return to the Campos offshore oilfield in early August 2020 for its annual DP test, and then after to provide offshore accommodation service for Petrobras P-40 campaign at early September 2020, making it the first accommodation vessel in the region to resume operation.OOS Tiradentes, named after the Brazilian Hero for its national independence, has been operating in Brazil for Petrobras for the past two years since its initial approval survey. OOS Tiradentes had received numerous positive feedbacks on its high standards of quality and optimum performances over the past two years.In 2020, Petrobras decided to suspend the operation of the floating production storage and offloading vessels and their supporting accommodation platforms including OOS Tiradentes in local waters under the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. For assurance on continual customer’s satisfaction from Petrobras, CIMC Raffles Asset Operation Management Center has made full use of this period and actively work with its ship managers, OOS International, and contractors to overhaul two of the thrusters on OOS Tiradentes to ensure its upcoming operational efficiencies.CIMC Raffles Asset Operation and Management Center is a professional team dedicated to offshore asset management under CIMC Group. Operating from Yantai and Singapore, the team has expanded its drilling and operational services in seven major regions around the world, providing high quality and efficient asset services to international oil majors and operators. Source: Company Press Release OOS Tiradentes has been operating in Brazil for Petrobras for the past two years since its initial approval surveylast_img read more

UK: HMS Mersey Hosts HMS Biter University URNU Students

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Mersey Hosts HMS Biter University URNU Students View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense May 21, 2013 View post tag: University View post tag: Biter View post tag: News by topic UK: HMS Mersey Hosts HMS Biter University URNU Students View post tag: HMS View post tag: hostscenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: students View post tag: Navy View post tag: Mersey The Royal Navy River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (RCOPV) HMS Mersey has been training 8 University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) students from P2000 University Patrol Unit HMS Biter in March and April.While HMS Biter had to undergo essential maintenance and was unable to provide an Easter “deployment” for her associated URNU students, HMS Mersey and HMS Clyde acted as hosts to groups of students, providing them with valuable navigation training and whole ship experience.While the students for HMS Clyde flew to the South Atlantic for their training, the students destined for HMS Mersey were split into 2 groups of 4. Each spent a week on board HMS Mersey, witnessing life on board and getting involved in activities that would be unavailable in their P2000 vessel.When shadowing the Logistics department the students assisted in the Galley making dinner, as well as climbing into the giant-sized Fridges to help with stocktaking.The Marine Engineering department gave tours of the engineering spaces and gave hands-on experience in the life of a “stoker” – Navy slang for a Marine Engineer, experiencing Machinery Breakdown Drills from the Bridge and in the machinery spaces.The Weapons Engineering department had the students cleaning weapons, soldering communication equipment and assisting in equipment checks, whilst the Seamanship department gave demonstrations on rope splicing and boat work skills.On top of this, the students were able to gain experience on the Bridge of a warship, navigating and driving the Ship using both the electronic chart display system now used by the RN and the more familiar paper charts, which are still used on P2000s.Midshipman Rowlands, the Senior Midshipman of HMS Biter, thanked the Ship on behalf of the group, saying,“It was a fantastic chance to get involved in the Royal Navy for real and see how an operational ship works. The time spent on the Bridge was most useful as we got to practice being an Officer of the Watch.”HMS Mersey also gained some valuable knowledge from the students as well!HMS Mersey regularly hosts personnel under training, whether in the Royal Navy or the Reserves, as the ship is almost constantly at sea and the 3 watch manning system means that spare accommodation is always available on board for trainees and visitors.The Royal Navy Fishery Protection Squadron ships, HMS Tyne, HMS Severn and HMS Mersey, maintain a constant presence throughout UK waters all year round, with each ship spending over 300 days each at sea every year.Working with the Marine Management Organisation, the patrol duties of the fishery limits surrounding England and Wales are shared between the three ships, meaning there is usually at least one ship from the Squadron at sea every day of the year.[mappress]Press Release, May 21, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Training & Education View post tag: URNU Share this articlelast_img read more