The All Blacks make two changes for the Second Test

first_imgPower packed: Ngani Laumape is set to make his debut after impressing against the LionsThe All Blacks head coach also said that despite a comfortable win last weekend, there was still no room for error, with a highly motivated Lions side to front up against.“Whilst we were happy with the win last weekend, we know that it was just a start, in what is a three-Test Series. That means the job is far from done,” he added.“We’re aware the British and Irish Lions have their backs to the wall and will chuck everything at us to keep themselves alive in the series. They are a quality side who we respect immensely,” added Hansen.“In reality, last week’s Test could’ve gone either way had they taken more of their chances.” Danger man: Waisake Naholo has been drafted in onto the right wing LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight The All Blacks management have been forced into making two changes in the 23-man squad to face the Lions at the Westpac in Wellington on Saturday evening.Ben Smith, who had a head-knock during the First Test and failed his HIA, is not fit for consideration, and he will be replaced by Israel Dagg who moves to full-back, a position he has filled on 48 occasions for the All Blacks.On the flanks there’s still no room for 46-try powerhouse Julian Savea, so it’s Highlander Waisake Naholo, who comes onto the right flank. Naholo has already proved his power and pace, scoring a try as the Highlanders beat the Lions 23-22 earlier in the tour.Classy operator: Anton Lienert-Brown has been called up with Ryan Crotty injuredThe other enforced change is in midfield where Ryan Crotty has failed to recover from a hamstring injury sustained in the first Test. He will be replaced by 22-year-old Crusader, Anton Lienert-Brown, who has shown so much promise in the last 12 months.The only other change to the 23 comes on the bench where the powerful Hurricanes midfielder, Ngani Laumape, has been called up after impressing in midweek, scoring a try and carrying for 119m.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERESteve Hansen, who has enjoyed a terse and fractious relationship with his counterpart Warren Gatland during the Series, said the injuries, while not ideal, presented opportunities for others in the wider squad.“Whilst it’s disappointing to lose both Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty, it creates an opportunity for others. ‘Izzy’ (Israel Dagg) is a world-class back three player, as is Anton in the midfield, and both Waisake and Ngani are coming into the Test side following outstanding performances against the Lions for their respective Super franchises. Injury to Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty has forced the All Black into making two changes to the side to face the Lions on Saturday All Blacks: Irsael Dagg; Waisake Naholo, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sonny Bill Williams, Reiko Ioane; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (capt).Replacements: Nathan Harris, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Scott Barrett, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Ngani Laumapelast_img read more

Defend Malcolm Jenkins against Phila. Fraternal Order of Police

first_imgFor decades the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has functioned like an organized racist mob, running rampant over oppressed communities and anyone else who dared to stand up to them. While technically a “union” because the FOP negotiates police contracts with the city, police rain terror on Black, Latinx and Asian neighborhoods, using whatever means are at their disposal.  Historically, FOP members have used their armed power to crush genuine workers’ struggles led by real unions. Police dropped a bomb on — and destroyed — a Black community in 1985, in Philadelphia, which resulted in the murder of 11 members of the MOVE family and the destruction of 62 homes.  Police have used stop-and-frisk tactics and random traffic stops to escalate the disproportionate arrests and murders of Black and Brown people, while doing little to address the increasing number of shootings that have caused the deaths of children in the city.Earlier this year, when over 300 Philadelphia police officers faced suspension and potential firings for posting blatantly racist and sexist media posts, the FOP exerted pressure on then-Police Commissioner Richard Ross.  The police organization forced his resignation, allegedly because of claims of sexual harassment. All accused officers were eventually brought back into the force.The FOP organized demonstrations against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner twice this year after he agreed with attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal that evidence existed to justify returning the case for a hearing with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  The FOP is supporting a legal petition asking Pennsylvania’s higher courts to remove DA Krasner as prosecutor of the case, anticipating that higher state courts would agree with him and Abu-Jamal’s attorneys.On Oct. 28, Philadelphia Eagles’ football safety Malcolm Jenkins, who is African-American, hosted a town hall along with rapper Meek Mill, a victim of the city’s racist cops and courts, which focused on policing.  Rather than having the invited “experts” speak, Jenkins turned the podium over to community residents to voice their concerns to the experts.  Malcolm Jenkins challenges FOPSince the FOP is arrogantly used to getting their way, the police organization was  caught off guard when Jenkins wrote an op-ed in the Nov. 18 Philadelphia Inquirer calling on Mayor Jim Kenney to prioritize the needs of the city’s Black and Brown communities when selecting the next police commissioner. His commentary specifically called for a commissioner “who fights back against the police union.” Jenkins challenged Mayor Kenney to be more transparent in the search process, calling his failure to commit to having potential candidates meet with the community a mistake. “Representatives of our community should be part of the hiring process,” he wrote.In his op-ed, Jenkins commented on the racist Facebook posts written by police officers: “We need a commissioner who isn’t in lockstep with the union and who will instead push back when the union tries to hide and justify bad behavior. The commissioner must also support a union contract that allows for more officer accountability, even if that is an unpopular position with the rank and file.”Jenkins called for a “radical transformation in how we police,” writing: “We do not need to answer every societal problem with arrests and imprisonment.  Broken windows policing, stop-and-frisk practices, and the war on drugs have not made us safer.  What those policies have done, however, is lead to alarming rates of arrests for black and brown boys and men. The next commissioner should pledge to focus on solving the serious violent crimes that are harming the community instead of harassing citizens for low-level offenses.”While many Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality activists in Philadelphia — who are to the left of Jenkins — advocate abolishing the police, even Jenkins’ transformative proposals were too much for the FOP.  On Nov. 19, one day after Jenkins’ op-ed was published, Philadelphia FOP President John McNesby launched an attack, calling him a “nonresident, washed-up football player.” McNesby, who is white and lives in the greater Northeast section of the city – which once tried to secede from the city — absurdly called Jenkins’ op-ed a “racist attack.”  These words opened up a floodgate of commentary in print and social media and on television, mostly supporting Jenkins.Defend Jenkins, Kaepernick, James!Jenkins is a two-time Super Bowl champion, All-Pro Safety, and team captain who has not missed a game in six seasons.  He resides in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.McNesby’s attack on Jenkins mirrors that of politicians like Donald Trump, sports team owners and media commentators who have criticized Black athletes, including Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James and others, for taking a stand (or a knee) to protest police brutality and racism.  And — while racially attacking Jenkins — McNesby fails to address the complaints that he and others are justifiably making about the lack of accountability by Philadelphia police.Even Mayor Kenney, who initially ran on a platform to end stop-and-frisk — but never did — was forced to publicly back Jenkins following McNesby’s attack.  DA Krasner chimed in, too, noting that Jenkins has “a right to hold public officials accountable.” On Nov. 22, the Court of Common Pleas upheld its Aug. 21 ruling that had dismissed a lawsuit brought last year by the FOP challenging DA Krasner for issuing a list of tainted cops to keep them from testifying in court.Jenkins’ courageous stand against the FOP is welcomed by many people in Philadelphia.  But, in the long run, it will be the empowerment of Black, Brown and working-class community residents collectively pushing back against the FOP that will bring real change.Photo credit: phillymag.comFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gunmen open fire on journalist’s home in Zacatecas

first_img Help by sharing this information “We urge the authorities not to rule out the possibility that the motive for the attack on Juárez’s home was linked to his work as a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders assistant programme director Virginie Dangles said.“Journalists in Mexico are constantly the target of intimidation and reprisals in connection with their work. Police investigations into crimes of violence against journalists must result in the arrest and trial of those responsible or else the prevailing impunity will keep encouraging those who want to silence the media.”Latin America’s deadliest country for the media, with 80 journalists killed in probable or possible connection with their work since 2000, Mexico is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News MexicoAmericas Gunmen using large-calibre firearms opened fire on journalist Margarito Juárez’s home in Fresnillo, in the central state of Zacatecas, in the early hours of 30 September but failed to injure anyone although Juárez and his children were inside at the time. RSF_en Follow the news on Mexico 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Juárez, who works for the newspaper Página 24 and Radio B15, said the shots penetrated several rooms including the bedroom where he was sleeping. Shots were also fired at his car.He filed a complaint with the Zacatecas state prosecutor’s office, which is investigating the shooting and has given him protection.Juárez said he had been threatened verbally by Fresnillo municipal president Benjamín Medrano after writing an article about a case of alleged corruption involving the municipal president and the Los Zetas criminal organization dating back to 2008.He also reported that his car was stolen and set on fire last year, and that copies of Página 24 were left at the scene. Reports MexicoAmericas center_img to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more News News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Organisation Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more October 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen open fire on journalist’s home in Zacatecaslast_img read more

Food – it’s child’s play

first_imgTwitter Previous articleSeptember Slow food newsNext article“Rhythm and richness” – Synge revived admin Print NewsFood – it’s child’s playBy admin – September 11, 2009 508 Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin FOR those of us that love food, we hope that our children do too. Of course they like food and want food, but I suppose we can try and influence them as much as possible to eat the very best they can.With all that in mind, it’s great to get kids involved in any way possible when it comes to cooking and preparing food in the kitchen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Getting their hands in amongst the mess is what it is all about – even if it is only a bowl of flour, but the involvement lends itself to the sense of inclusion and satisfaction at the end.Avoid tedious tasks and just let them do one thing at a time as it will help and not hinder. It is to be a fun time so don’t worry, the mess, from crushed muffins to clouds of white flour, can be cleaned up in the end.Here’s a few dishes that you could try.Sausage with herby beans WITH only two main ingredients and a host of ancillaries, this makes a great dish to get them involved in. You cook the sausages and get them to pull apart the herbs and squeeze the lemon juice.WHAT YOU NEED450g of sausages – pick a good quality sausage that is high in meat contentOlive oil1 clover garlic, finely chopped2 tins of white beansFresh sage (or rosemary)Fresh lemon juiceSaltFreshly ground black pepperWHAT TO DOIn a large pan over a medium heat, brown the sausages on all sides and cook through. Once cooked, set them aside on a plate. In the same pan, add a little olive oil and the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add the drained beans and sage (or rosemary) and heat through. Finish with lemon juice and season with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve in bowls with the sausage on top.  Email WhatsApplast_img read more

Delving into Delinquency Data: Hurricanes Continue to Impact

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquency HOUSING mortgage Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Delving into Delinquency Data: Hurricanes Continue to Impact Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Refinances May Nosedive as Purchase Market Booms Next: Ocwen Announces Millions in New Mortgage Debt Forgiveness in Ohio Related Articles  Print This Post About Author: Nicole Casperson Delinquency HOUSING mortgage 2017-11-21 Nicole Casperson Sign up for DS News Daily According to Black Knight’s First Look at October 2017 mortgage data, delinquencies were down in all states except Texas and Florida—as FEMA-declared Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disaster areas increased another 24 percent in October. The most notable increase was in Florida, where delinquencies increased by 36 percent from September 2017 in hurricane-affected areas. Meanwhile, the report attributes over 229,000 past-due mortgages to Hurricanes Irma at 163,000, and Harvey at 66,000. Total non-current inventories all loans 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure, have risen in Florida by 79 percent, and in Texas by 30 percent, over the past six months. However, prepayment activity rebounded in October, reporting an increase by 17 percent month-over-month, but still 25 percent below 2016 levels. The inventory of loans in active foreclosure continues to improve, dropping below 350,000 for the first time since 2006.  The number of total national properties 30 or more days delinquent, but not yet in foreclosure, amounted to 2.262 million, an increase of 17,000 month-over-month, and an increase of 60,000 year-over-year. The number of properties 90 days past due, yet still not in foreclosure also increased month-over-month by 13,000 , but declined year-over-year to 88,000.As of October 2017, the top five states by non-current percentages were Mississippi, at 10.62 percent; Florida at 9.9 percent; Louisiana at 9.20 percent; Alabama at 7.33 percent; and Texas at 7.32 percent.The bottom five states by non-current percentages were Montana at 2.59 percent; Minnesota at 2.51 percent; Oregon at 2.44 percent; North Dakota at 2.32 percent, and Colorado at 2.11 percent.To see the full release, click here.center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago November 21, 2017 1,376 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Subscribe Delving into Delinquency Data: Hurricanes Continue to Impactlast_img read more

‘Lease events’ give tenants the chance to get the best terms

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International driver permit, valid in 188 countries, can now be processed online in Indonesia

first_imgPeople living in Indonesia are now able to register for international driver permits online as the National Police have launched a service to ease the process of applying for the document, which is valid for use in 188 foreign countries. National Police Traffic Corps head Insp. Gen. Istiono said that Indonesia had cooperated with 188 countries so that international driving permit holders from the country would be able to use their licenses there. “All ASEAN [countries] are included among the 188 countries,” Istiono said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday, without elaborating on the other countries. The National Police’s Traffic Corps launched on Friday a new feature that enables drivers to register and pay for international driving permits online. Before the online feature, applicants had to register themselves manually by visiting the police’s international driving permit center in South Jakarta. With the online feature, applicants — who must already have driving licenses — can register themselves through the traffic corps website for an international driving permit registration.  After filling out the form and making the payment, applicants will still need to visit the police’s international driving permit center in South Jakarta and bring the required documents, including their ID card, national driving license and passport, as well as copies of the registration form and payment. Foreign citizens living in Indonesia are particularly required to bring their permanent stay visa permit (KITAP). By allowing permit applicants to register themselves through the online feature, Istiono expected that it would be able to reduce corrupt practices in the permit-issuing process.“This feature upgrade should make our service more accessible to the public,” Istiono said as quoted by Antara.  (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

30,000 sign petition to stop New Zealand schools teaching ‘gender diversity’

first_imgNewsHub 27 February 2019Family First Comment: It’s over 32,000 now Sign the petition here https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_83774/petition-of-helen-houghton-stop-transgender-teaching-inMore than 30,000 people have signed a Parliamentary petition urging the Ministry of Education to scrap references to gender diversity in the New Zealand teaching curriculum.‘Stop transgender teaching in New Zealand schools’ was published on January 29, and has garnered 31,190 signatures as of Wednesday evening.Its purpose is to persuade the House of Representatives to urge the Ministry of Education to “remove learning intentions for teaching gender diversity in the sexuality education guide”.The petition also demands the removal of gender diversity teaching resources on the Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) website, which provides schools with education materials.TKI currently provides multiple learning resources aimed at educating students about different gender identities, including ‘Making schools safer for trans and gender diverse youth’ and a video series about Rainbow Pasifika youth.In 2015, the Ministry of Education developed guidelines for how schools should teach sexual education, and in 2017 the ‘Inclusive Education Guide for supporting LGBTIQA+ students’ was released.Education Minister Chris Hipkins told Newshub while no changes have been made since 2015, “the Ministry of Education plans to work with the sector to update the guide this year to ensure it reflects further societal changes”.“I believe that teachers are already required to create a safe environment for all students regardless of race, religion, language, disability, and sexuality,” the petition reads.“They do not have a separate requirement to teach the content of minority groups in the curriculum… I believe that endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents.”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/02/30-000-sign-petition-to-stop-new-zealand-schools-teaching-gender-diversity.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Aces get back at Bolts, even PBA semis series at 1-1

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska fended off a fiery fightback by Meralco, 100-95, in Game 2 to even their 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Mike Harris pumped in a game-high 37 points while JVee Casio scored all of his four points from the free throw line inside the last 20 seconds to close out the Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Harris finished with a game-high 37 points and 19 rebounds for the Aces, who bounced back from a 97-92 loss in Game 1 last Sunday in Antipolo.“I’m just happy to win. Now it’s a best-of-three,” said Alaska head coach Alex Compton, who heaved a sigh of relief.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Aces snapped the Bolts’ seven-game winning streak but not until holding them off despite building a 20-point lead in the third quarter.“If there were people not paying attention to Meralco for the last seven to eight games, I hope they are now. Great character for them. We were up 20 and they came back,” Compton said. “They never gave up. You saw the spirit of Meralco in the end.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Egypt’s retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Meralco still had a chance to tie but Baser Amer missed a deep 3-pointer before Simon Enciso hit a pair of freebies with 2.9 seconds to go to seal the game.Enciso had the hot hand going 5-of-8 from the 3-point area to wind up with 23 points while Chris Banchero bucked a sprained right ankle and nearly had a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.Game 3 is on Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome.Allen Durham had 24 points, nine rebounds and 12 assists while Nico Salva tallied a career-high tying 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field.ADVERTISEMENT PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament – February 24, 2016 PLAY LIST 35:57PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament – February 24, 201636:22PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament – March 04, 201635:47PBA Women’s 3×3 – March 18, 201602:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Stardate: Destruction Estimate Was 0.1% Correct

first_imgAccording to a press release from JPL’s Spitzer Space Telescope team, the famous Eagle Nebula “Pillars of Creation” are eroding fast.  A supernova that was possibly witnessed by humans 1,000 to 2,000 years ago is sending a blast wave at the structures.  An earlier supernova that may have occurred 6,000 years ago has probably already torn them apart.  Because the nebula is 7,000 light-years away, humans won’t see the destruction for another 1,000 years, the report says.    Ker Than reporting this for Space.com mentioned an earlier link on Space.com from 2002 that claimed these pillars were eroding, and “might have only a million or so years to go.”  Rodger Thompson was quoted as saying, “It is hard to estimate the end point, but it will probably be in less than a million years, since most of the material has already been dissipated.”  Yes, far less: about a tenth of a percent of a million years.Astronomers toss around millions of years recklessly.  If they were charged a penny for every year their estimates are found to be inflated, they would be a lot more careful.  Couching the fluff with qualifiers like a million years or less is like saying “Your house is worth $300 million, or less,” or “Honey, I’ll be home at 3007 AD, or sooner.”(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more