Super Rugby’s Crusaders considering name-change

first_img Pre-match show: Men dressed as Crusaders at a game (Getty Images) Super Rugby’s Crusaders considering name-change The Crusaders, Super Rugby‘s reigning champions, have said that they will consider changing their name in the aftermath of last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Christchurch.In a statement on Sunday, the franchise said that their name held no religious meaning but that: “For us, the Crusaders name is a reflection of the crusading spirit of this community.”However, in light of the discussions that followed the attacks on mosques in which 50 people died, the club went on: “What we stand for is the opposite of what happened in Christchurch… our crusade is one for peace, unity, inclusiveness and community spirit.“This team and the wider organisation are united with our community in standing against such abhorrent acts… and in standing in support of our Muslim community.”Related: The debate over Exeter Chiefs’ brandingThe name Crusaders harks back to a campaign of religious wars between Christians and Muslims over the Holy Land in medieval times.On-field form: The Crusaders currently lead Super Rugby’s NZ conference (Getty Images)In recent days New Zealand‘s Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson has offered his view. He said: “I’m aware of the conversations that they’re now having with, in particular, the Muslim community in Christchurch. I think that’s appropriate. The New Zealand outfit will undertake a “thorough process” in weighing-up any rebrand. They currently lead this season’s New Zealand conference.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Crusaders have since released the above Tweet, reaffirming their commitment to this discussion whilst insisting that the primary focus should be on bringing the community together.Related: Watch this incredible offload for the CrusadersThe Crusaders have won Super Rugby for the last two seasons in a row. “Clearly, this is a big issue in Canterbury. The Crusaders is a well-established name and brand, but I think it’s a responsible action to undertake those conversations now.”last_img read more

Former rebels falsely accuse journalist of involvement in murder plot

first_img Receive email alerts Another journalist murdered in Haiti Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Follow the news on Haïti November 9, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former rebels falsely accuse journalist of involvement in murder plot to go further Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti RSF_en HaïtiAmericas HaïtiAmericas News News October 11, 2019 Find out more November 14, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Organisation Reporters Without Borders voices alarm about false allegations by National Resistance Front leader Winter Etienne that journalist Nancy Roc of Radio Métropole was involved in a murder plot. These claims made on the air by an armed group pose a threat to Roc’s safety, the organisation says. News Claims by a former rebel group based in the northern city of Gonaïves linking radio journalist Nancy Roc to the murder of its leader last year were “irresponsible and gratuitous” and posed a threat to her safety, Reporters Without Borders said today.”It is very disturbing that the leader of an armed group, Winter Etienne, the spokesman of the National Resistance Front (FRN), has made baseless allegations associating a journalist’s name with a plot and a murder, the organisation said.”Reporters Without Borders welcomes the Haitian government’s rapid response in according Nancy Roc protection and asks that it be maintained for as long as necessary,” the statement added. Roc presents a programme on Radio Métropole called “Metropolis.”Comments by Etienne on Radio Vision 2000 and Caraïbes FM on 6 November suggested that Roc was involved in a plot leading to the murder in September 2003 of Amyot Métayer, the leader of the Cannibal Army (as the FRN was then called). He also suggested that Roc was linked to a recent supposed attempt to kill Amyot Métayer’s brother, Butter.Reached by Reporters Without Borders, Roc said she went to Gonaïves to do a report on relief work aid there since the disastrous flooding caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne in September, and on the impact of local corruption on the distribution of humanitarian aid. She said she contacted Etienne, now in charge of the city’s port, and set up two appointments, but each time he failed to turn up.During an interview with President Boniface Alexandre on Radio Métropole on 30 October, Roc also reported that Etienne had said he never belonged to the Cannibal Army.After Etienne made his allegations against her, Roc received a call from the government offering support and she currently has police protection 24 hours a day. Despite Etienne’s allegations, her report on Gonaïves was broadcast as planned on 6 November. June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Neymar’s mum dating 22-year-old fan

first_imgRelatedPosts Neymar bags two-match ban Neymar risks seven-game ban, Gonzalez 10 Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Neymar has showed his support for his 52-year-old mum’s relationship with 22-year-old Tiago Ramos. Nadine Goncalves is dating the computer game fan, who is six years younger than the Paris Saint-Germain forward. Nadine made the relationship official on Instagram by posting a picture of herself cuddling up to Tiago in the garden. The caption read: “The inexplicable cannot be explained, you live it…❤️” Neymar gave the couple his seal of approval as he left a gushing comment on the picture. He wrote: “Be happy mom ❤️ love you.” Nadine was married to Neymar’s father and agent Wagner Ribeiro for 25 years, but they split in 2016. The 52-year-old has now found love with the 22-year-old – who is a self-confessed fan boy of the former Barcelona star. Before he linked up with Nadine, he sent Neymar a message insisting that their paths would cross. His message from 2017 read: “Neymar you are fantastic, I don’t know how to explain the emotion of being a fan of a guy like you. “I see you playing and I”m very motivated, one day I hope to read this message with you, be your brother and play together. “I know that one day I will meet you, because I am a dreamy boy where I do not give up on my goals! “Stay with God, very successful and happy.” Tiago posted a picture with the 28-year-old in January before he attended his lavish birthday party just one month later.Tags: Neymarlast_img read more

GB let lead slip against Ireland

first_img But from that point GB lost the initiative and after Jackson’s penalty corner flick rebounded off the post, Kyle Good diverted in a cross from Mitch Darling. Ireland’s physicality threw their opponents off their stride and Jackson deservedly equalised in the 36th minute after continuing his run to the byline to volley home a loose ball. GB goalkeeper George Pinner was by far the busiest in the final two quarters, producing one brilliant save to tip a penalty corner onto the post before blocking the rebound and also palming over Conor Harte’s shot in the last minute. “It’s frustrating because in both games we’ve been ahead and they’ve come back and got draws,” said Middleton in his post-match interview. “We have a lot of games left to achieve what we want to do here. “We started well and when we went 2-0 up we just had to do a few more things a bit better. We weren’t quite as good as we can be.” GB face the tournament’s lowest-ranked side China on Thursday, while Ireland take on Malaysia in their second fixture. “Overall we’re happy with the result,” said Ireland coach Craig Fulton. “We were a bit nervous in the first quarter but settled in the second quarter and got on the scoreboard. “The second half was pleasing, we created some good phases of play which was more like us.” As in their opener against the host nation, GB let an advantage slip to leave them with two points from as many games in Antwerp, where the tournament is doubling as an Olympic qualifier. Captain Barry Middleton opened the scoring after just five minutes when his cross was deflected in by Ireland’s John Jackson before a cross-shot from Mark Gleghorn, facing brother Paul in the Irish team, was expertly deflected in by Chris Griffiths. Great Britain squandered an early two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Ireland at the World League Semi-final in Belgium. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

South Africa, Mexico sign cooperation agreements

first_img20 October 2014South Africa’s international relations and cooperation minister, Maite Nkoana- Mashabane, and her Mexican counterpart Dr Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena signed six cooperation agreements aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries on 17 October.Following a Bi-National Commission (BNC) meeting in Pretoria, Nkoana-Mashabane said South Africa and Mexico had signed six agreements, including the Action Plan: South Africa and Mexico towards a priority relationship.She said the cooperation agreements were in line with the New Growth Path priorities, as supported by the National Development Plan, and included job creation, energy, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and tourism.More than 20 government departments and agencies have bilateral relations and contact with Mexico or are in the process of establishing such relations.“We should also acknowledge the fact that other forms of cooperation are equally important, covering the building blocks of society, such as food security, science and technology, social development, health, water resources, conservation, youth and education, as well as arts and culture,’ she added.“Apart from bilateral cooperation, we also had the chance to cover continental and regional issues, as well as our positions on multilateral matters such as peacekeeping, the open government partnership and the G20,’ she said.South Africa’s diplomatic relations with Mexico were established in 1993 and the South African Embassy opened in Mexico City in 1994.Mexico has become one of South Africa’s top three trade partners in Latin America and the Caribbean, while South Africa is Mexico’s largest trade partner in Africa and largest African investor in Mexico.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Managing Lead Paint Hazards

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. About 37 million American homes and apartments have some interior lead paint on walls and woodwork. Any house built before 1978 — the year when most types of lead paint were withdrawn from the market in the U.S. — may contain lead paint. If lead paint is present on friction surfaces (for example, window sash), or if any lead paint is flaking or deteriorated, any children under the age of 6 or pregnant women who live in the house are at risk.Anyone engaged in remodeling activities has an obligation to learn the basic facts about lead paint, for two reasons: if you are remodeling an occupied house, your activities may be endangering the health of the occupants. And if you are a professional remodeler working in other people’s homes, ignoring lead paint dangers is illegal.The dangers of lead paint are real. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 250,000 American children have elevated blood lead levels.Residents of cities with a high proportion of older homes are particularly at risk; according to the New York Times, 14.2% of all children living in Cleveland and 23.1% of all children living in Allentown, Pennsylvania, have elevated levels of lead in their blood (more than 5 micrograms per deciliter).If your house was built before 1978, you should assume that the paint in your house (both exterior and interior) contains lead, unless the paint has been tested and found to be lead-free. Almost all homes built before 1950 have some lead-based paint.Although it’s possible for adults or children above the age of 6 to be poisoned by lead, young children and pregnant women are the most vulnerable.If you live in an older home and you have young kids, what to you need to worry about?If you are moving into an older house, you… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Mike Trout to miss MLB all-star game with injury

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong The all-star game will take place July 11 in Miami.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates challenged by dark horse label Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I couldn’t be more honored to be voted to play in the all-star game this season,” Trout said in a news release. “There are so many players in our game that deserve to be on the all-star team so to be elected again is truly humbling. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We play this game day in and day out for the fans so I am incredibly grateful that they see me as deserving of such honor.”Trout, who was hitting .337 with 16 home runs and 36 RBIs before the injury, was elected as a starter for the American League for the fifth straight year. MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on from the dugout with a cast on his left hand during the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 1, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images/AFPReigning American League MVP Mike Trout will miss the 2017 Major League Baseball all-star game with a thumb injury, the Los Angeles Angels announced Monday.Trout has missed 33 games after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in the thumb.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Klopp: Liverpool can’t ‘suffer’ over Coutinho sale

first_imgLiverpool Klopp urges Liverpool to not ‘suffer’ over Coutinho sale Iain Strachan 22:24 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jurgen Klopp Philippe Coutinho - cropped Getty Images Liverpool Jürgen Klopp Liverpool v Manchester City Philippe Coutinho Premier League After another star player departed the Reds, their manager was in no mood to indulge a funereal atmosphere Jurgen Klopp suspects Liverpool may have “suffered a little too much” over losing big players in the past and will not do anything “crazy” to replace Philippe Coutinho.The Brazil international joined Barcelona for a reported fee of £142 million, following in the footsteps of Luis Suarez, who left Anfield for Camp Nou in 2014.Raheem Sterling, lured away from Merseyside by Manchester City a year later, was another recent high-profile departure whose decision to walk away caused considerable angst among Reds supporters. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Klopp has plenty of experience of losing key men, with Nuri Sahin, Shinji Kagawa, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski all having left Borussia Dortmund during his time in charge at Signal Iduna Park.Addressing the media before the Premier League match at home to Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders City on Sunday, the German called for a collective reassessment of Liverpool’s mindset. “We lost plenty of players at Dortmund… one player is never a problem,” he said.”It’s normal in the business. You lose a player, you buy a player. It’s all about the atmosphere in the club. That’s how it always is with the past, use it. Don’t suffer because of it. That’s how I always did it. “I liked Phil, his behaviour was always fantastic. There’s nothing to compare [between Dortmund and Liverpool], it’s only to deal with the situation. Like Sterling, like Suarez. “Maybe in the past this club suffered a little too much, like, ‘Wow, how could we [allow those players to leave?’].”Klopp: “We will go with open eyes through this transfer window, but we will not make crazy things. Right [player] before expensive.”— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 12, 2018Klopp did not rule out entering the transfer market this month, but insisted he will rely primarily on the current squad to compensate for Coutinho’s absence. “If we do something it needs to be the right decision,” he said of potential signings.”We don’t need to replace him [directly].”We will have 11 players and play fantastic football without Phil. I don’t want to sound disrespectful. That’s how it is. We only have to carry on. “We have to ‘replace’ him internally. We will go with open eyes through this transfer window but we will not make crazy things. [Any signing has to be] right before expensive.” Liverpool were able to retain Coutinho in the face of considerable interest from Barca last year, but Klopp decided it was not in the team’s interest to keep the playmaker against his will, despite the 25-year-old’s importance. “The club tried everything to convince Phil to stay here,” the manager said.”It was his dream, it’s the truth when I say he left Liverpool only for one club and it was Barcelona. There was a moment where we had to accept that. “The club was fighting to the last second… I knew it would be very difficult if we said you had to stay here. And to use him as a player in the second half of the season… does it make sense? “Could we use him still? No chance. He was not ready to do that anymore.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Notre Dame’s Malik Zaire Drops Cryptic Tweet About Upcoming QB Battle

first_imgMalik Zaire pictured in a kitchen.Notre Dame will have a quarterback competition this off-season between redshirt sophomore Malik Zaire and incumbent Everett Golson. Both players played well in the program’s Music City Bowl win over LSU, and each candidate brings a different skill set to the table. In order to play a high-profile position such as quarterback at Notre Dame, one needs to have an abundance of self-confidence. If his Twitter this morning is any indication, Zaire is very confident in his own abilities.Never apologize for being confident in yourself.— Malik Zaire (@LuckyLefty8) March 5, 2015If you think you should have my spot. Play me for it. -KD— Malik Zaire (@LuckyLefty8) March 5, 2015The second tweet is a quote from NBA superstar Kevin Durant in regards to criticism that he was unworthy of a starting spot in this year’s All-Star game after missing time due to injury. Zaire seems ready to bring it on the field, and he should be a formidable competitor for Golson at the very least.last_img read more

AP Poll Features Many Changes After Wild Week 5

first_imgThe AP poll shows rankings 2 through 4 for week 6. taylor decker urban meyerTwitter/@TDeck68Saturday’s action, which featured losses by four of the top eight teams in last week’s AP Poll, turned the college football world on its head. Ole Miss, which sat at No. 3 following a big win in Tuscaloosa two weeks ago, lost in The Swamp to Florida, while Notre Dame, UCLA, and Georgia all fell. As expected, Clemson and Alabama, who beat the Fighting Irish and Bulldogs respectively, are among the biggest climbers at the top of this week’s Top 25. Undefeated Ohio State remains atop the poll after a very close win against Indiana in Bloomington, but a number of teams are gaining some serious momentum this season.Here is the full AP Top 25:1. Ohio State2. TCU3. Baylor4. Michigan State5. Utah6. Clemson7. LSU8. Alabama9. Texas A&M10. Oklahoma11. Florida12. Florida State13. Northwestern14. Ole Miss15. Notre Dame 16. Stanford17. USC 18. Michigan19. Georgia20. UCLA21. Oklahoma State22. Iowa23. Cal24. Toledo25. Boise StateHere is last week’s AP Poll, and this week’s Coaches Poll, for comparison. How did the writers do this week?last_img read more