LAS VEGAS – FEBRUARY 12: The team of England prepares to run out onto the field for their game against France during the USA Sevens Rugby on February 12, 2011 at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “We’ve had a really good and varied programme in the build-up including training at RAF Halton and RAF Benson and the boys now have a few days off then a busy weekend workload before tapering off towards the tournament.“We want to get things spot-on for the London. We’re under no illusions about what we want to do. We’re not saying we’re going to win it but if we want to have a chance of taking out the series we have to. It’s now as simple as that.”England SquadGreg Barden (Royal Navy)John Brake (England Sevens)Dan Caprice (England Sevens)Chris Cracknell (England Sevens)Sam Edgerley (London Irish)Ben Gollings (England Sevens, captain)Simon Hunt (Birmingham Solihull)Ollie Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins)Dan Norton (Bristol Rugby)Tom Powell (England Sevens)James Rodwell (England Sevens)Nick Royle (England Sevens)Mathew Turner (England Sevens)Marcus Watson (London Irish) HSBC Sevens World Series standings (top five):1 New Zealand 134pts,2 England 121,3 Samoa 100,4 South Africa 92, 5 Fiji 90.You can watch England Sevens in action and join the beach party on May 21 and 22 at Twickenham Stadium in the Emirates Airline London Sevens, the penultimate leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series. Tickets are available from £15 via rfu.com The England Sevens team during the Las Vegas leg of the tourEngland have named their 14-man training group for the final stages of the build-up to this month’s Emirates Airline London Sevens.England trail series leaders New Zealand by 13 points and are targeting a tournament win at Twickenham Stadium on May 21-22 to keep alive their bid for a first-ever HSBC Sevens World Series title.London Irish wing Sam Edgerley is the only uncapped player in the group and Greg Barden (Royal Navy) and Simon Hunt (Birmingham Solihull) are back in the fold after representative and Championship commitments.Mark Odejobi (Brunel University and Esher), who made his debut at the USA Sevens Las Vegas in February, has been ruled out following surgery on an achilles tendon injury, while Hunt is being monitored following a hand injury sustained in a warm-up game last weekend.The players reconvene on Friday and head coach Ben Ryan will name his final 12-man squad for London early next week. Working with a settled group this season, which includes eight full-time sevens players, has put England on course for their best-ever finish in the 12-year series.“It looks like we might only use 15 players in total throughout the season and spending time with a consistent and settled group allows us to all work hard and add value,” said Ryan. “This team will continue to get better and that’s the exciting part of all this.
The crowd roared when the head of the imperialist/capitalist state proclaimed that “America will never be a socialist country.” Donald Trump made himself the standard-bearer of U.S. capitalism during his State of the Union address in February, and both parties lined up to follow.But in spite of the thunderous response, the bipartisan cries of support for capitalism carried a hint of desperation. Why did Trump feel the need to rally Congress against the advance of socialism?The reason is that young people are increasingly rejecting capitalism, and it frightens the ruling class. Young people have seen the harm caused by neoliberal capitalist regimes, and they are embracing socialism as the only viable alternative. The lifetime of today’s youth has been marked by the dramatic stripping away of capitalism’s promises and the revelation of its cruel reality. Unlike their parents’ generation, today’s young people were told that they could not get a good job without a college degree. Under these terms, those who could saddled themselves with five- or six-figure student loan debts, only to be mauled by the post-2008 job market.Entry-level jobs require not just a degree, but relevant experience. Gaining experience means shouldering the burden of an unpaid internship — giving away your labor power to a company for free while you find some other means to support yourself. With the pre-existing disadvantage of debilitating debt payments, the Millennial generation came of age in a world where even getting a job is unaffordable. Those who do find work are not greeted with formerly stable employment and retirement plans of previous generations. Instead, their employment, and thus their survival, is tenuous at best. They are encouraged to get second jobs in the “gig economy.”Piling one scam on top of another, the capitalists demand the working class submit not just to the bosses, but also to algorithms which exploit workers with computerized precision. With no job security, no retirement plans, no escape from debt and seemingly no future, the current generation understands that the only means of survival is dismantling the old system and replacing it with something new. For today’s young people, socialism isn’t a fashionable new trend — it is a life raft in a sea of capitalist destitution.A system that puts workers in control is the only rational option — the alternative is a life of economic instability. The capitalists have been given every chance to “reform” their system, and they have come up with nothing. “Hope and change” was nothing but hot air, and the current generation understands this. They know that capitalism can never, and will never, be fixed.Capitalism is unsustainable. A dramatic transformation from a system based on theft to one based on meeting the needs of society is required. Capitalism brings with it imperialism, racism, patriarchy and environmental destruction. Today’s youth want no part of that future. They have seen the damage done at home and abroad. They demand a morally justifiable economic policy.Young people desire a system where medical care is not determined by one’s ability to pay and where housing is a human right. They have growing solidarity which demands an end to wealth extracted from the many by the few — that can only be accomplished through socialism.Young people are correct in identifying this solution. When we look at the pain caused by greed and economic exploitation, and the righteous anger of people rising up to resist it all over the world, it’s clear that the victory of socialism over capitalism is inevitable. Systems of oppression cannot thrive forever.We live in an increasingly interconnected world where class consciousness is on the rise. Unity among the masses is always a sign that the ruling class will soon lose its grip on power. The moral force of socialism cannot be stopped, and neither can the masses who have pushed it to the forefront of U.S. politics. Workers’ strikes will only intensify. As these workers’ movements continue to become more intersectional and join with anti-racist, anti-patriarchal and anti-imperialist movements, they will become uncontainable. Any attempt by the ruling class to suppress these movements will only hasten its own demise.Today’s youth have emerged from the ruins of the greatest economic disaster since the Great Depression. Their experience has taught them that capitalism is not an engine of economic growth, but of cannibalization and environmental catastrophe. Instead, they crave a system based on equity and economic justice. The ruling class is terrified that soon they will get it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Home Indiana Agriculture News Be Prepared for New Antibiotic Rules in 2017 SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 25, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articleAbove Normal Temperatures Causing Concern in IndianaNext articleA Tale of Have and Have Not for Indiana Crops Andy Eubank Be Prepared for New Antibiotic Rules in 2017 Pork producers be ready for January 1New antibiotic rules will take effect in the U.S. at the beginning of 2017, including the Veterinary Feed Directive and prescription changes for water-based antibiotics. Pork Checkoff director of producer and public health, Dr. Jennifer Wishnie, is advising pork producers to be prepared.“Don’t wait until January one. Read through the materials now that are available, and you can find a range of different materials for different audiences at www.pork.org/antibiotics, and contact your vet. Work closely with your vet and make sure they’re aware of the changing regulations and that you’re aware so that when January one comes you have everything in place and ready to go.”Wishnie says the Pork Checkoff has strived to educate producers about these antibiotic changes and that work will continue.“I think there’s always going to be populations that are harder to reach than others and someone who may just not have heard it, so we’ll continue our efforts to reach out to all our different producer groups through media, through being at meetings and presenting and having print materials available, and this also applies to 4-H exhibitors. We’ve done a new pamphlet that walks them through what this means to them and how they can work with their 4-H leaders and their veterinarian to be prepared for January 1st.”Maintaining the health of pigs is a top priority. It is important for the entire swine industry to prepare for this change.“These rules apply to everyone who raises pigs so what we really need is for everyone to be aware of that information and to share it. Share it with your friends and colleagues so they’re aware as well. But the key is to work with your veterinarian and make sure you have that relationship in place so you can access the veterinary feed director for their prescription when needed for these medically important antibiotics that will fall under the new regulations.”For more information, producers can contact the Pork Checkoff Service Center. Go to www.Pork.org or call 800-456-PORK. SHARE Facebook Twitter
News Donegal Gardai are again warning the public to the dangers of online scams.Fraudsters are bombarding people’s email claiming to be either a major lending institution, a utility company or Revenue.The latest scam involves an email from Allied Irish Bank which attempts to gather people’s account number, address and other private information.Donegal Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Paul Wallace:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/wall10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleListen Back – the latest episode of the ‘Weekend Edition’Next article“The Finals” Countdown: Bonner says boys enjoying build up to first ever final News Highland Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai in Donegal warn of bogus email scam Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – September 20, 2014 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Top StoriesSupreme Court To Hear Plea Against Alleged Detention Of Rohingya Refugees In Jammu On March 25 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 March 2021 11:22 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on March 25 a plea alleging the detention of hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Jammu and the proposal to deport them to Myanmar.The matter was mentioned before the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde by Advocate Prashant Bhushan.”The Jammu police have detained several hundreds of Rohinhyas. The Centre is saying that they are going to deport…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 Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on March 25 a plea alleging the detention of hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Jammu and the proposal to deport them to Myanmar.The matter was mentioned before the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde by Advocate Prashant Bhushan.”The Jammu police have detained several hundreds of Rohinhyas. The Centre is saying that they are going to deport them. First, the detention is illegal. They are recongizned as refugees under law. And if they are deported to Myanmar, they will be subjected to genocide”, Bhushan submitted.Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta, submitted that Bhushan’s submissions were “factually wrong”.”Factually everything is wrong… whatever Mr.Bhushan says”, the SG said. The SG however said that he was not opposing the listing of the matter next week.The application was filed in the pending PIL filed by Mohammad Salimullah, a member of Rohingya community, seeking their protection.”This follows the Union Minister Jitendra Singh’s statements two months ago that the Rohingya (identified as Muslim refugees by the government) would not be able to secure citizenship. These refugees have been illegally detained and jailed in the Jammu sub-jail, which has been converted into a holding centre with the IGP (Jammu) Mukesh Singh stating that they face deportation back to Myanmar following verification by their embassy,” the application said.The plea urges the court to “release the detained Rohingya refugees immediately and direct the Union Territory government and the Ministry of Home Affairs to expeditiously grant refugee identification cards through the FRRO for the Rohingyas in the informal camps”.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
Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – September 30, 2019 Previous articleCounty Council concern at slow pace of Mica redress schemeNext articleSeafood marketing scheme is a “smokescreen” – Cope News Highland Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan News Council defers co-option of replacement for Cllr Manus Kelly Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further A decision on who will fill the late Cllr Manus Kelly’s seat on Donegal County Council has been deferred.Cllr Kelly was fatally injured while participating in the Joule Donegal International Rally in June, just four weeks after being elected to Donegal County Council in the Letterkenny Municipal District.Today in Lifford, Cllr Ciaran Brogan proposed to defer filling the vacancy.It was seconded by Cllr Liam Blaney. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Obtained by ABC News(BOSTON) — A hate crime investigation is underway after 59 headstones were defaced and two were knocked over at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts, according to local police.Officers responded to the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River Sunday afternoon after a maintenance worker discovered gravestones damaged with swastikas and anti-Semitic messages, including “expel the Jew” and “Hitler was right,” according to police.It appeared the crime occurred Saturday or early Sunday morning, police said.A Bristol County Sheriff’s deputy walked the grounds of the cemetery Wednesday as relatives of those whose graves were desecrated documented the vandalism.Robert Trestan, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in New England, called the crime “an inexcusable act of antisemitic hatred in the place where we honor and remember the lives of our community members.”“We are grateful for the priority that this apparent hate crime is being given by the Fall River Police Department,” Trestan said.The ADL said it’s offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Division Sgt. Tom Mauretti and Detective Moses Pereira at 508-324-2796. Anonymous tips can be submitted to 508-672-TIPS.The United States had seen a decline in expression of anti-Semitism over the past several decades — until three to four years ago, when it started to rise, according to John Cohen, a former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and current ABC News contributor.Of the 1,749 victims of anti-religious hate crimes in 2017, 58.1 percent were victims of crimes motivated by the perpetrators’ anti-Jewish bias, according to statistics from the FBI.The rise in anti-Semitic expressions, according to Cohen, spans from harassment to vandalism to assault to murder to mass murder — and “seems to be coinciding with a rise in public expressions of white supremacy.”Social media plays a role, Cohen said, but he added, those who feel this way “feel empowered because they hear public officials using the language of their thought leaders and promoting the agenda of their organizations.”“The themes promoted by white supremacist leaders and the language they use has now been promoted into mainstream political discourse,” Cohen said. “[When] racist, mentally unwell, violence-prone individuals hear our elected officials promoting the ideological themes of white supremacy and anti-Semitism, then that serves to empower those people to action.”Cohen said law enforcement is concerned anti-Semitic acts will get worse before they get better.Going forward, Cohen said, “The first step of dealing with the problem of anti-Semitism and extremist violence in this country is to acknowledge that the problem is actually here.”“We’ve spent a lot of our political oxygen over the last three years focusing on the threat posed by foreign terrorist groups, the threat posed by immigrants,” Cohen said. “The primary threat today is from individuals who become inspired by what they see online and on their own go out and commit an attack.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Italian Navy’s NH90 NATO frigate helicopters (NHSs) are set to receive new generation friend or foe identification systems following a contract with Leonardo.Under a contract worth €11 million, which the company announced on February 21, the NH90 aircraft will be fitted with a system called SIT434/5 which will provide the helicopters with Mode 5 IFF capability.IFF allows operators to identify friendly forces and distinguish them from potential threats. It does this by transmitting a ‘challenge’ signal to unidentified aircraft and verifying the automatic responses received, effectively a modern-day call-and-response password system.The SIT434/5 interrogator, which was developed under the multinational New-Generation IFF (NGIFF) programme, is the part of an IFF system that sends out the ‘challenge’ signal. In addition to its provision for Italian Forces, Leonardo has sold the interrogator to a number of export customers.NATO members will need to have Mode 5-compatible equipment, which provides better encryption security and other advantages over older systems, installed by 2020 when the old Mode 4 signal is scheduled to be turned off. This means that the SIT434/5 will allow Italy’s NH90 NFH to continue to operate jointly with NATO allies post-2020.In a separate announcement the company said it delivered the first NH90 MITT (Maritime – Italian Navy Tactical Transport) helicopter to the Italian Navy.Designated as ‘MH-90’ by its operator, the aircraft is the first of ten MH-90s the Italian Navy will use for amphibious support and special forces operations. The MH-90 combines the main features of the type for land tactical transport duties, such as the rear ramp and mission equipment, together with the features of the naval NH90 such as optimised landing gear and dynamics for ship operations.The MITT variant will add to the NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) aircraft in service and on order by the Italian Navy for other specialised tasks of which 23 have been delivered to date. Italian Navy’s NH90 NFHs to get upgraded friend or foe systems Authorities February 21, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Italian Navy’s NH90 NFHs to get upgraded friend or foe systems View post tag: NH90 View post tag: Italian Navy View post tag: Leonardo Share this article
Two on-leave soldiers from Northern Ireland have been arrested following an assault on three students. The Jesus College students and their friend from Aberystwyth University, went to casualty after the arrival of the police in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Two suspects will appear in Oxford Magistrates Court on Friday 11 June, charged with causing actual bodily harm. The students encountered two men as they walked to Hassan’s Kebab Van, on Broad Street, on their way home from The Studio nightclub. An altercation took place over a dropped meat pie. After asking an abusive question, one of the men punched the Aberystwyth Law student, Craig Maggs, in the face, knocking him to the ground. Maggs was then kicked in the head twice before Jesus first-year Maths student, Andrew Hindley, intervened in an attempt to protect his friend. He was struck in the face and had half of one of his front teeth broken off. The other Oxford student, James Longster, then tried to separate the individuals involved. He too was struck before the assailants left the scene. Rebecca Hazel, a Jesus historian at the scene, had phoned the police at the first sign of trouble. They arrived within minutes and collected the shaken students before searching the area for the assailants. Shortly afterwards, two men were found involved in an “exchange of words” on Cornmarket Street, according to WPC Simmonds. They were restrained before being taken under arrest to St Aldate’s Police station. Simmonds confirmed that two men found on Cornmarket were arrested in connection with the assault on the students, and were charged with causing actual bodily harm. The two, aged 18 and 25 respectively, cannot be identified prior to their court hearing. “Everyone involved had consumed a rather large amount of alcohol”, said Simmonds. The students involved were treated for head injuries at Accident and Emergency. Maggs, who had been visiting his friend Longster, said, “Until then it had been a really good night,” adding that his first time in Oxford had “certainly been an experience.” Longster said that the incident had been “a mindless, unprovoked attack”. Andrew Hindley, who was the most seriously injured of the students, faces a hefty dental bill to repair his tooth. He told Cherwell that he had attempted to calm the situation down but one of the men was being extremely aggressive. “When I saw Craig go down, my first instinct was to protect him,” he said. The charged men have been allowed to return home for a standard bail of one week until their appearance a week today in front of the Magistrates Court. Thames Valley Police have also informed their regiment of the arrest, and the Royal Military Police are expected to deal with the incident accordingARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004
Diarmaid MacCulloch, Oxford’s Professor of the History of the Church, has received a knighthood in recognition of his services to scholarship.Professor MacCulloch is widely regarded within the academic community as a leading scholar on issues within Reformation Theology. His publication, “Reformation: Europe’s House Divided 1490-1700” has been a necessary textbook for Church Historians since its publication in 2003. More recently the academic has become best known for his successful BBC series “A History of Christianity” and its accompanying book of the same name. This text won MacCulloch McGill University’s Cundill Prize, the largest history book prize in the world.MacCulloch told the BBC that he was “extremely honoured, flattered and delighted,” that he had been chosen for such an honour. He emphasised that he saw the award as not just for him but in recognition of the immense importance of arts subjects, commenting, “They are the sanity of our society. Without them we wouldn’t have memory and we wouldn’t know how to look at the future properly.” MacCulloch emphasised this again in his comments to Cherwell, stating, “These are not easy times for any university and it’s good that the country gives what we do some credit.”MacCulloch also described the process of receiving such an honour, “It was quick a shock when the quiet initial sounding out came, approximately a year ago. After that, all is silence until a brown envelope arrives from Downing Street requiring the answer yes or no, and the next you hear is when the press start ringing. The investiture, I guess, will be sometime this winter.” When asked if it had been difficult keeping the news to himself, MacCulloch replied, “As for secrecy, you get used to discretion in university politics.”Fellow Church History tutor and lecturer the Revd Dr Andrew Teal told Cherwell that he was “thrilled” and that the knighthood was “great news.” He commented, “I’m delighted, not only for Professor MacCulloch, but for Theology in general, and Church History in particular. Diarmaid and I were both students at Ripon College, Cuddesdon together, and he was pretty obviously an enormously gifted historian with a genius for communicating clearly, originally and creatively.” He described MacCulloch’s work as “an adventurous commitment to understanding the development of doctrine and the Church.”Teal went on, “His capacity to communicate has become increasingly evident through his block-busting book and brilliant BBC television series on the history of the Church. He has brought a nuanced, interesting and witty take on a vast variety of subjects, maintaining interesting trajectories without collapsing diversity or imposing anachronistic uniformity.”The award came within the New Year’s Honours List, and was described by the Guardian as “something of a rebuke to the Church of England.” MacCulloch’s original intention was to be ordained into the church but he turned towards an academic career in reaction to the Church’s attitude towards gay people.MacCulloch is a fellow of St Cross College.