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Andrew Mehrtens zaps the crowd after a winning dropgoal

first_imgFriday Feb 22, 2008 Andrew Mehrtens zaps the crowd after a winning dropgoal Known for being one of the most intimidating stadiums in the world of rugby, Loftus Versfeld has a reputation for being a place you don’t want to be in if you’re not supporting the Bulls. In 1999 the Crusaders took on the Northern Bulls, as they were known back then, in a Super 12 match that went right down to the wire. The Bulls lead by more than 15 at half time, but let their lead slip thanks to some courageous play by the men from Christchurch. All Black star flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens was getting hassled by the crowd all match, and when he slotted the winning drop goal in injury time to seal a memorable away win, Mehrtens celebrated by giving the crowd the old one fingered salute and two armed zap. The game was remembered more for the reaction from Mehrtens than the winning dropgoal. Mehrts has always had a great sense of humour, so this was admittedly quite funny, although it caused a bit of a stir at the time. The final score was 30-28 to the Canterbury Crusaders.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Andrew Mehrtens zaps the crowd after a winning dropgoal | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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‘Why we are marching’

first_imgWorkers World Editor Deirdre Griswold spoke with women in three cities who will be participating in the Poor People’s March from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., on May 11-13. Here’s whythey’re taking part in this important activity.Barbara KauffmanBarbara Kauffman, Baltimore: “We hope to make change so we can better things for everyone. All type of things are going on that should not be happening, but they are. This march covers a lot of things, not just one area. The rich man gets richer, the poor man gets poorer. We want equality.”Kay Adler, Baltimore: “I’m a volunteer with the Baltimore All Peoples Congress, also a member of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Birmingham, Ala., and a member of B.R.A.I.V. — Black/Red/American Indian Voices.This march is extremely important, especially because we’re marching in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King. We’re marching from Baltimore to D.C. to accomplish reviving Dr. King’s dream and vision. We are marching for the rights of all people, because if there is no justice, there cannot be any peace.”Georgia ScottGeorgia Scott, Boston school bus driver: “Local 8751 [Steelworkers Union] has always participated in these kinds of activities. We believe strongly in the people’s rights — the poor people, the working people, they’re the ones who make the cities run. I’m from Selma, Ala. There’s been a lot of segregation down there, so I’ve always had a passion for this type of fight. I think we need some changes. I’m hoping that we’ll get some kind of respect, because right now they’re trying to resegregate the schools in Boston. There’s a handful of people who dictate how we live, and they try to pit us against one another.”Nichole GatlingNichole Gatling, Brockton, Mass., school bus driver, Teamsters Local 653 steward: “I believe in solidarity. I’m one of the founders of Team Solidarity in the Boston area. I believe in the original campaign for the Poor People’s March. I’ll be going to show solidarity with other union members and with Baltimore, where there’s police brutality and workers under attack. Just being able to take care of your family, have affordable health care; we need economic justice for every human being, to be treated fairly for what you produce. We school bus drivers don’t have affordable health care; we get paid by the minute, not even the hour. I’m a mother and need flexible hours; that’s why I’m a bus driver.”Zaina AlsousZaina Alsous, Raleigh, University of North Carolina student: “I’m drawn to this march personally in this year of commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Dr. King being assassinated in his struggle for worker justice. As young people, it’s very important to engage in these moments of powerful mass demonstrations to help carry on the rich organizing legacies that we’ve inherited. Baltimore is a key battleground, especially in the Black struggle, what with the extent of police brutality and repression there. As a student I can definitely see the interconnection between the class and racial struggles going on now around the country. Austerity is falling on the backs of students, youth, and poor and working people, especially people of color.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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A New Way to Think About Growing Crops

first_img Facebook Twitter A New Way to Think About Growing Crops Previous articleCommentary: Indiana State Fair Celebrating My Unnamed Hero in the HeartlandNext articleSome Clarity Comes with the MFP Payment Details Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News A New Way to Think About Growing Crops A New Way to Think About Growing CropsThroughout history farmers have always grown crops from the top down, but new technology grows crops from the bottom up. This technology is being demonstrated in Indiana. Imagine watering and fertilizing your crops from underground. That is what John Mascoe is doing in a field in Hancock County. “Over the past several years we have been working to merge several different technologies to merge subsurface nutrient delivery with infield sensing that determines just what plants need and just what soils can handle,” he told HAT.By instilling a series of small pipes under the soil surface along with soil sensors and cameras, he can monitor and assess the needs of the soil and the plants growing there. Mascoe elaborated, “Then you pump nutrients and biologicals to the root zones of the plants.” He adds that all this can be done without driving equipment across the field.Does this significant investment pay off? Mascoe says that it does.“We have been able to show a 100% increase in yield with an 60% decrease in inputs.” He added this is their goal: to demonstrate exceptional increases of productivity. The data can then be entered into a computer program that can make recommendations and predict outcomes based on weather trends and past performance.The 26 acre plot is part of the Idea Co-op, an ag innovation project of NineStar Connect, a collaborative idea and technology co-working center located on 36 acres in Greenfield.  Idea Co-op is located four miles north of I-70 on SR9, and is an easy drive to Indianapolis, the airport, and to surrounding hotels and restaurants. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 28, 2019 last_img read more

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Albania urged to protect journalists from protest violence

first_imgNews AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityPhotoreportageViolence April 8, 2020 Find out more August 7, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts May 29, 2019 Albania urged to protect journalists from protest violence Every week, serious injuries have been sustained by journalists covering the protests, which are held on Saturdays. RSF has learned that at least four journalists were the victims of significant acts of aggression by demonstrators during the particular violent weekend of 11-12 May, when the protests targeted the prime minister’s office. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Albanian authorities to protect journalists, whohave repeatedly been among the victims of serious violence during the past four months ofdemonstrations calling for Prime Minister Edi Rama’s departure on the grounds ofsuspected corruption. Besfort Kryeziu, a cameraman with privately-owned Top Channel TV, had to be hospitalized after a Molotov cocktail struck his head, while Eno Xhaja of Top Channel TV and Mateo Brahja  of ABC News were assaulted by angry protesters who prevented them from filming and smashed their equipment. Report TV journalist Arsen Rusta reported being the target of serious threats. After falling seven places, Albania is ranked 82nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Amid the growing political chaos, the level of mistrust towards the media is reaching unprecedented levels and some women journalists have reported being the targets of sickening attacks. RSF_en “This violence and the anti-media rhetoric of certain politicians must be condemned outright for the sake of Albania’s democratic reform efforts and the prospects of progress in its bid to join the European Union. Given the current political situation and the imminence of local elections on 30 June, we are concerned that further incidents could damage Albania’s image and the EU accession process.” TV Klan reporter Ola Xama said she was attacked verbally and physically by a member of the Republican National Guard at the Albanian parliament in Abril, while Enkelejda Mema, a journalist with the same TV channel, said she was subjected to serious sexist insults by Academy of Sciences director Skender Gjinushi on 25 May. RSF has been worried about the level of violence from the start of the protests. Two journalists, Isa Myzyraj of Ora News TV and Marsela Karapanço of A2 News CNN Albania, had to be hospitalized on 16 February after inhaling teargas.center_img AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityPhotoreportageViolence News April 29, 2020 Find out more Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels Follow the news on Albania Help by sharing this information Demonstration on March 19, 2019 / AFP Organisation to go further Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal News “We condemn the current climate of intimidation and violence towards journalists and we call on the authorities to take immediate measures so that the attacks stop,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis RSF also condemned the injuries sustained by two journalists, TV Tema’s Eliza Gjediku and freelancer Arben Dajçi, during opposition demonstrations in Tirana on 13 April.last_img read more

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Court told PM and forensics reports not yet available in Derry murder case

first_imgNews Kieran Mc LaughlinDerry Magistrates Court has been told today that post mortem and forensics reports are not yet available in a murder case.58 year old Kieran McLaughlin of 60, Elaghmore Psrk in Derry is charged with murdering Barry McCrory on October 10.He is also charged with maliciously wounding a man two days previously.A solicitor for the Public Prosecution Service said that full files had been received except for the forensic and post mortem reports.Defence solicitor Mr. Kevin Casey said he was ‘at a loss to understand’ how a full file in a murder case could be complete without forensic and post mortem reports but added that he would take no issue now.McLaughlin was remanded in custody to appear again on March 13. Previous articleEnglish out of national indoors with infectionNext articleUpdate – Postmasters’ Union calls for support as motion is moved on saving Post Offices News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp By News Highland – February 13, 2014 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Court told PM and forensics reports not yet available in Derry murder case 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebookcenter_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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HuffPo co-founder, former BuzzFeed chairman sells Venetian Islands mansion

first_img Message* Share via Shortlink Email Address* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Kenneth Lerer bought the waterfront property in 2014. (Lerer Hippeau, Douglas Elliman)Media mogul Kenneth Lerer sold his Venetian Islands mansion for $25 million in an off-market sale.Lerer, a co-founder of The Huffington Post and a longtime former chairman of BuzzFeed, sold the 10,770-square-foot house at 33 East Dilido Drive, according to the Wall Street Journal.Lerer, now managing partner at his venture capital firm Lerer Hippeau, paid $7 million for the property in 2014, and built his mansion on the waterfront Miami Beach lot. Investor Bob Zangrillo sold him the 0.3-acre lot seven years ago, records show.The home has eight bedrooms, a rooftop terrace, white oak floors and double-height ceilings, the Wall Street Journal reported. It was completed in 2017.ADVERTISEMENTDina Goldentayer of Douglas Elliman brokered the sale.Luxury sales throughout the Venetian Islands and Miami Beach have soared recently.Vitamin mogul Andrew Lessman sold two adjacent waterfront estates on Di Lido Island in November and March for a combined $37.3 million.Restaurateur Myles Chefetz just sold his waterfront Venetian Islands home to billionaire Warren Lichtenstein, founder and executive chairman of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., for $15.5 million. It was also an off-market sale.[WSJ] – Katherine KallergisContact Katherine Kallergis Tags Miami Beachvenetian islandslast_img read more

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UK’s Premier Oil and Chrysaor agree ‘reverse takeover’ deal

first_imgUK oil and gas sector ‘ripe for consolidation’Wood Mackenzie corporate analyst Greig Aitken said the significance of the merger lies in the scale it brings to the new entity.“Size matters in oil and gas – particularly in tapping additional sources of finance during periods of volatility,” he added.“Looking ahead, the UK sector is ripe for consolidation. The last time the industry truly underwent a period of mega-consolidation was in the late 1990s. Yet despite UK production falling significantly since then, the number of producers remains broadly the same.“Bigger, more-efficient producers that are resilient enough to see through the cycles – but small enough not to be weighed down by internal competition for capital and high general and administrative (G&A) costs – are better equipped to collaborate with the supply chain, maximise recovery and deliver consistent returns to shareholders.” An offshore platform at Premier Oil’s Solan oilfield in the North Sea (Credit: Premier Oil) A merger between Premier Oil and Chrysaor will create the largest independent oil and gas company listed on the London Stock Exchange and operating in the UK North Sea region.The deal – a reverse takeover that will enable Chrysaor to go public without an initial public offering (IPO) – brings financial relief to Premier, which has struggled under a mountain of debt over the past year.Its $2.7bn gross debt total will be “repaid and cancelled” on completion of the transaction, which remains subject to regulatory, shareholder and creditor approval.Premier’s chairman Roy Franklin said the board intends to unanimously recommend shareholder approval of the deal, which he called “a new and exciting chapter” in the company’s history. Premier Oil merger will enable Chrysaor to pursue international ambitionsThe new company will produce more than 250,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day, with reserves of more than 700 million boe, according to a statement.Chrysaor shareholders will hold at least a 77% ownership, with Premier shareholders taking up to 5.45%. Other Premier stakeholders will make up the rest of the ownership.Harbour Energy, a US private equity group that owns Chrysaor through its UK arm, will own around 39% of the combined group.The deal will allow Chrysaor to pursue international expansion through the acquisition of Premier’s assets around the world.“This transaction is the next step in our aspiration to develop a new independent exploration and production (E&P) company with global relevance,” said Harbour chief executive Linda Cook, who will head the new company.“It significantly advances our leading position in the North Sea, where we will continue to re-invest, and expands our geographic footprint to Asia and Latin America.“We are excited by the Premier assets in these regions and view them as the foundations upon which to build material portfolios and further diversify the company.” Deal draws a line under difficult period for PremierChrysaor has established itself in recent years as a significant player in the North Sea oil and gas sector, acquiring billions of dollars’ worth of assets from the likes of Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips UK and Spirit Energy.Company CEO Phil Kirk said: “Through this deal we will become the UK’s largest London-listed independent E&P, by all key metrics.“With our combined organisation and operatorship of a large part of our now-international portfolio, we will have the ability to deliver value safely, and play our part in the energy transition.”Kirk will become president of the new company, as well as CEO of its Europe division.Premier Oil has endured a difficult year amid spiralling debt and pressure from creditors, exacerbated by the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global oil markets.Its share price has fallen almost 85% since the start of the year, although enjoyed a boost in early trading today (6 October) after the announcement of the merger.The company operates offshore oil and gas assets across the North Sea region, as well as internationally in Asia and South America.Earlier this year, it explored a deal to acquire North Sea assets from BP, although this transaction has now been terminated according to reports.“There is significant industrial, commercial and financial logic to creating an independent oil and gas company of this size with a leading position in the UK North Sea,” said Premier’s chief executive Tony Durrant, who is expected to step down at the end of this year.“The transaction will also provide the combined group with a solid foundation from which to pursue a fully-funded international growth strategy.” Merger brings financial relief to Premier Oil, while allowing Chrysaor to pursue international expansion in Asia and South Americalast_img read more

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Petrobras to sell stake in Marlim Cluster offshore Brazil

first_img The Marlim Cluster is located in deep waters in the Campos Basin. (Credit: toby2j from Pixabay) Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petrobras has commenced the opportunity disclosure stage for the sale of 50% of its stakes in the concessions of oil fields, called the Marlim Cluster, in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.Located in deep waters in the Campos Basin, the Marlim Cluster comprises four production concessions including Marlim, Voador, Marlim Leste and Marlim Sul.Covering an area of 339.3km2, the Marlim and Voador fields are located in water depth ranging from 400m to 1,050m, at a distance of about 150km from Macaé, on the northern coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro.The Marlim and Voador fields, which share the production infrastructure, have produced an average of 68.9 thousand barrels of oil per day and 934 thousand m3/day of gas between January and October 2020.Located east of the Marlim field and in water depth ranging from 780m to 2,000m, the Marlim Leste field produced an average of 38.5 thousand barrels of oil per day and 615 thousand m3/day of gas, from January to October 2020.The Marlim Sul field is located south of the Marlim and Marlim Leste fields, at a distance of about 90km from the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro.Petrobras said that the Marlim Sul field produced about 109.6 thousand barrels of oil per day and 2,062 thousand m3/day of gas, from January to October 2020.Petrobras to remain as operator of four fieldsThe company will continue to remain as the operator of the four fields, following the completion of the stake sale.Recently, Petrobras started binding phase for the sale of its entire stake in the in shallow waters fields in the Ceará Cluster comprising the fields of Tuna, Curimã, Espada and Xaréu offshore Brazil.The sale is part of the company’s efforts to improve capital allocation and increase focus on resources in world-class, deep and ultra-deep waters assets. The Marlim Cluster comprises four production concessions including Marlim, Voador, Marlim Leste and Marlim Sullast_img read more

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Antwone’s Fishing for Compliments

first_imgWith an Oscar for Training Day behind him, Denzil Washington clearly decided a new challenge was in order. Antwone Fisher, which sees the veteran star take the director’s chair as well as one of the lead roles, is clear evidence that the decision paid off.It sounds unpromising on paper. Young black man in US Navy gets disciplined for repeated violent outbursts, before being sent to a psychiatrist – cue battle of wills and nostalgic reminiscing. One might even be tempted to say it has been done before, with both Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrester visiting similar territory. Being reduced to a synopsis might not do it any favours, but Antwone Fisher offers excellent performances and a sharp plot.Derek Luke’s portrayal of Antwone is particularly impressive, given that it marks his first appearance on the silver screen. Washington, who as well as directing the piece, appears as Antwone’s psychiatrist, continues to hone his reputation as one of Hollywood’s leading actors. Although there are moments when one worries that the focus is in danger of shifting too much onto Washington’s character – and in the case of the duff tacked-on end scene, it does precisely that – for the most part the actor-director is content to leave the limelight to Luke.Unlike most films which cover such a broad range of issues, Antwone Fisher remains solidly character- based. That in itself is an achievement; any film which can cover racism, child abuse, sexual dysfunction, and a host of other hot topics without turning into an issuesdriven drama is to be commended. That the treatment of these diverse areas never succumbs to trivialisation or mawkishness is even more surprising, and accordingly welcome. That’s not to say that there is nothing here to get choked up over. On the contrary, those who enjoy crying at the cinema will probably have a field day. But the difference between the touching scenes of Antwone Fisher and standard Hollywood fare is highlighted by the fact that none of them feature the usual bucketloads of sentimental music employed to remind the audience that tears are expected of them. Here, where one is moved, one is moved because the images, the performances, the dialogue, are genuinely moving.There are occasional strains on credibility given that this is a true story, not least of which is the War on Terror-fighting US Navy’s apparent saintly patience when confronted by the prospect of an unhinged psychopath in the ranks. But these are minor quibbles to present against such a film, and certainly don’t amount to a sufficient excuse for failing to see it.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

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The Summer Blog: A-Level Results, Archives and Everything Else

first_imgHello! Over the past few days, you might have noticed that the site has been offline. This is because we are currently moving the archived articles from our old-style website to our new C24 site. We’re not finished yet; this will be an ongoing process which will continue for the next few weeks, but before term begins again, you will find a comprehensive Cherwell website up and running. For the moment, we apologise for the interruption to the normal order of things. We’ll keep you up to date with our progress. Throughout the summer, Cherwell24 hasn’t stopped. We’ve been continuing to bring you all of the latest updates on what’s going on in Oxford, covering major stories from the facebook scandal to the floods. Over the coming months we will continue to feed you information on what’s happening, you will see more bloggers appear, more features, more pictures, more videos and more updates.For any prospective freshers taking a look at the Cherwell24 site, good luck with the A-Level results you’ll be receiving later on today and we hope you receive the news you want.On the run up to term, we’ll be posting more details on how to get involved in Cherwell this next term. Cherwell24 – the online version of the newspaper – will be looking for writers, contributors, photographers and film team to name a few, so keep checking back. We’ll be at the freshers’ fair and will be organising some events of our own, but if you are thinking ahead and want to get in contact, we’d love to hear from you. To ask any questions, sign up to the website and leave a comment below, or alternatively send an e-mail to [email protected] with “C24 Michaelmas Term” as the subject and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.All the best,Fiona and LeahC24 Editorslast_img read more

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