England prove to be work in progress – Tour review

first_imgNOT FOR FEATUREDPORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 23: Danny Care of England passes the ball during the third test match between the South Africa Springboks and England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 23, 2012 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tour of duty: International rookie Tom Johnson could be very pleased with his South African exploitsBy Ben ColesTHE DREADED series whitewash might have been avoided but the desired victory England so desperately wanted slipped agonisingly away following Owen Farrell’s late drop goal miss in Port Elizabeth. The touring side have contested over the last month  showing the gap between the Springboks and themselves is closer than people think. In a third Test outing that possessed lashings of commitment but little creativity for the sell-out crowd in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, England appeared to regress into their Six Nations attacking shells by persistently kicking away possession.Pressure: Farrell had a mixed tourNo one was more culpable in this department than young Saracen Owen Farrell. An early replacement for the injured Toby Flood, the game management from England’s chosen one in the Six Nations has come under scrutiny on this summer’s tour with his inability to create substantial opportunities for his runners a conundrum England have been trying to rectify with for some time.In fact, the tour to South Africa has worked perfectly for England not in terms of the results, but in providing a sterner test of Lancaster’s charges. South Africa has shown who is capable of taking on the best teams in the world, and who is still wearing ‘L’ plates at the highest level.Focusing on the positives, no one has arguably impressed more in South Africa than Tom Johnson. The Exeter Chief may be a latecomer to international rugby but he has not looked out of place – far from it. Instead he has contributed brilliantly to every Test, making a remarkable number of carries and tackles.Other plusses have been the return to form of both Ben Youngs and Danny Care, the classy emergence of Alex Goode into international rugby, Joe Marler’s steady scrummaging improvement and the realization that in Chris Robshaw, England truly have a world class player with the ability to transform games single handedly. Even in defeat, Robshaw stood out.center_img Naturally though, given that England are returning home on the back of a 2-0 series defeat, there are a long list of improvements that need addressing. England might have scored six tries in three matches but their attack has been largely based around a kicking game that for the main part has been ineffective – lacking imagination and purpose which, Youngs aside in the Second Test, has not been accurate enough to cater for effective kick chases.Point proven: Danny Care delivered in the final TestFarrell was a repeat offender during the final Test wasting possession. Jonathan Joseph has been proclaimed as the next great talent of English rugby at outside centre but if he never receives any passes or is given the space to perform then his star will never shine.Another concern has been England’s number of missed tackles. Where England were so strong in the Six Nations under the tutelage of the currently resting Andy Farrell, they have been woeful for long periods of the 240 brutal minutes in South Africa.What’s more, the dips in form of Ben Morgan, Mouritz Botha, Farrell and others have been a road bump in the long-term progression towards the 2015 Rugby World Cup. What matters though is that England make mistakes on these tours now and not in two or three years. There is still time to correct the attack and defence and with an average losing margin of just under 5 points England are not far from challenging the world’s elite.last_img read more

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Cuomo blasts de Blasio, NYPD for NYC Mayhem

first_imgEven after President Trump ordered state leaders to “dominate the streets,” Governor Andrew Cuomo refused to bring in the national guard and last night all hell broke loose in New York City. Roving looters struck high end stores on 5th Avenue and Macy’s flagship store.As a result, Cuomo slammed the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday for not doing enough to keep the city safe and the looting under control during the ongoing New York City protests following George Floyd’s death.During his daily briefing on June 2, Cuomo threw de Blasio under the bus stating that he felt that the mayor and the NYPD did not do their jobs last night to stamp out the looting and violence plaguing the city for a week.What happened in New York City was inexcusable,” said Cuomo. “I believe the mayor underestimated the scope of the problem. I believe he underestimates the duration of the problem, and I don’t think they used enough police to address the situation last night.” Giving my daily press briefing now. Watch Live: https://t.co/yYmCJKgLJ0— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 2, 2020 Monday, thousands of New Yorkers protested through the five boroughs with an imposed 11 p.m. curfew. However, by the end of the night, the NYPD reported that over 700 people were arrested for looting in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan. De Blasio reacted by moving the curfew up by three hours to begin at 8:00 tonight ahead of the 8:22 sunset.“I’m not happy about last night. The police did not do their job last night, but you have 38,000 NYPD [officers],” said Cuomo. “They have protected the city before in these situations. I’ve seen them do it before, so I know they can do it because I have seen them do it. They did not do it last night, that is true – but I believe, in the inherent capacity of the NYPD, if managed and if deployed, that’s what I think hasn’t worked, and that has to be fixed today.” That being said, Cuomo does not feel that it’s time to displace the mayor and bring in the National Guard, over de Blasio’s head, to handle the unrest. “I offered the National Guard, the mayor said he can handle it with the NYPD,” said Cuomo. “My option is to displace the mayor and bring in the National Guard as the governor in a state of emergency and basically take over. I don’t think we’re at that point. That would be such a chaotic situation in the midst of an already chaotic situation. I don’t think that makes any sense.”last_img read more

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CAF Beach Soccer Nations Cup: Ghana shocks Senegal

first_imgThe Black Sharks caused a major upset at the beach soccer tournament after beating defending African champions Senegal 5-3 on Thursday.The 5-3 victory for Ghana over Senegal might look like a surprise to the casual fan, as the Senegalese side is the defending CAF African.Beach Soccer Championship winner, and Ghana was a loser in their first two matches of this tournament.But in reality, Ghana had shown flashes of greatness in their other matches and deservedly triumphed in the group stage finale.The win gives Ghana their first victory, and puts them in a tie in the group with Senegal, both with three points.Due to tiebreakers, Ghana still will not be able to advance, but will still be playing in the consolation semi-finals, beginning onSaturday.They will be vying for for 5th place.Senegal earned second in Group B despite two losses and will play on Saturday against Nigeria, the first place team in Group A.The crowd was building and excitement was insanely high, in part because it was the first match of Group B on the final day of group play, and each team could still technically advance, but also because the teams were pressuring the others’ defenses early on.Senegal was asking more questions early but Ghana was playing solid defense and still looking for their spots.The first period remained tied with neither selection scoring and went into the middle frame with the emotion only building. It did not take long for the scoring to open up in the second period, as the Black Stars had a quick goal from Torsu to take the 1-0 lead. Kamara of the Lions of the Teranga did not even need a minute to tie matters again with his own strike, putting the score at 1-1.Ghana was not going to fold under the pressure and score an extremely late period goal from Adjei and then an even later goal to brilliantly take a 3-1 lead into the final frame.Pressure mounted for both sides as a potential place in the semi-finals was on the line and it was obvious that Senegal and Ghana were realizing that more and more. Ghana added to their lead with the second goal of the match for Adjei but the Lions of the Teranga had a reply, two in fact, to put thescore at 4-3 for Ghana going into the final minutes of the match.Ghana knew they needed more goals to make sure they advanced to the knockout stages, and the second of the day from Adjei put the score at 5-3. Neither side found pay dirt again and when the last second ticked off the clock, Ghana had triumphed by the same score, 5-3.Goals: 0-1: Torsu, min. 9 (2); 1-1: Kamara, min. 9 (2); 1-2: Adjei, min. 3 (2); 1-3: Husseini, min. 0 (2); 1-4: Adjei, min. 6 (3); 2-4:Fall, min. 5 (3); 3-4: Diouf, min. 3 (3); 3-5: Adjei, min. 3 (3).last_img read more

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Running event urges locals, tourists to ‘love Boracay’

first_imgSkyathon organizers during a press conference at Icon Hotel. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBoracay, one of the best beaches in the world, is making headlines recently, but not because of its world-renowned powdery white sand and scenic horizon.The small island is currently in hot water 0ver a bevy of environmental woes.ADVERTISEMENT SKYathon, a longstanding beach run event, hopes to help change all that by encouraging locals and tourists to embrace responsible tourism.“Our heed or call this year is #LoveBoracay,” said Jaynalen Redondo, sales marketing head of Sky Cable, during a press conference Monday at Icon Hotel. “Previously, we said that we’re heroes of Boracay, but this year, it’s timely for us to bring back our basic call to action which is to love Boracay.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Love the beach, love the picturesque backdrop but at the same time it’s a call to everyone to love Boracay by caring for the island even in the littlest way.”The event organized by RunRio, which is on its ninth year, is set on April 21 at Epic Boracay. Registered runners can choose from 3K, 5K and 10K. Part of the proceeds will go to the coral reef rehabilitation program. LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours There will also be mangrove planting, which is a linkup with the DENR.Organizers said they are expecting 700 runners this year, which is about 100 more than last year’s edition, with the event open to international competitors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Towns helps Wolves pull away to defeat Kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View commentslast_img read more

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Campbell playing for his QPR future today

first_imgDJ Campbell has been told today’s FA Cup clash with West Brom is a great chance to secure his future at QPR.The striker scored 10 goals during a loan spell at Ipswich, whose manager Mick McCarthy wants to sign him on a permanent basis this month.Several other Championship clubs have expressed an interest in Campbell, but Rangers boss Harry Rednapp wants to see him in action before deciding whether to let him leave Loftus Road.He will feature in this afternoon’s game – his first appearance for the R’s this season – having been frozen out under Redknapp’s predecessor Mark Hughes.And Redknapp said: “I’ve only liked him when I’ve seen him before. Hopefully he can come in and do it for us.“He works hard, scores goals and you can tell he’s a good lad. We’ve got a month to make our mind up.”Click here for our QPR v West Brom quizSee also:Redknapp wants Campbell back at QPRSeveral clubs keen on DJ Campbell Striker Campbell pays tribute to ‘brilliant’ Ipswich fansCampbell will feature against West 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Windows in Thick Walls

first_imgThick, highly insulated walls are great for lowering energy bills and creating a more comfortable interior environment for occupants, but they present some unique challenges for builders when it comes to installing windows and doors.I’ve designed and/or built homes with many different types of thick walls, including 2×4 walls wrapped with continuous exterior insulation, cross-strapped 2×6 walls (aka “Mooney walls”), 12-in. double-stud walls, and 18-in.-plus panelized walls—and that’s not all of the different types of thick walls out there. Here, I’ll describe some of the snags I’ve hit when installing windows in these thick-wall assemblies, and the solutions I’ve designed or used in response. The details shown here are for moderately high-performance envelopes in climate zones 3 and higher, but they can be used for warmer zones or adapted for Passive House performance levels. In a future column, I’ll address the issue of installing doors in thick walls.Windows have to perform the functions of both the water-resistive barrier (WRB) and the air barrier. With the WRB and airtight layer at the sheathing, in some ways it’s easiest to keep the window flanges at the sheathing as well. This leaves the window recessed from the wall’s exterior plane and provides some welcome shadowlines, which are often absent from modern facades where everything is in plane. Before the continuous exterior insulation is installed, it’s business as usual. Once you add the exterior insulation, though, you have to create extension jambs toward the exterior, as well as a sill extension. This takes extra time and materials. One way to keep the added cost to a minimum is to eliminate the conventional exterior casing and allow the extension jambs to be the only exterior trim. It’s a modern look that not everyone likes, but the clean… 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.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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What If You Bought In

first_imgWhat if you drank the Kool-Aid?What if you dropped the skepticism and believed that your company was really trying to make a difference? What if you looked for evidence that your company has a bunch of good people trying to do good work instead of trying to find evidence to the contrary?What if instead of being cynical you gave the leaders and the people trying to do good work the benefit of the doubt? What if you gave them a chance, and what if you assumed they had good intentions? What if you weren’t too cool for school? Instead of mocking the fact that they believed, what if you explored why they believe?What if a couple big talkers are full of it, doing nothing more then mouthing the company line? So what if there are a couple hypocrites who pretend that they’re all in when they are anything but? What if who they are and what they do has no bearing on who you are and what you do? So what if the poseurs judge you?What if you were passionate about your job? What would your passion do for others? What results would your produce? How would your best work help other people to do their best work? What kind of an example would you be for those who need that example? What would your people see, and what would that teach them?Don’t think about what buying in would do for your company. Don’t even think about what buying in would do for your clients and the companies you serve. Think about what would happen to you if you were to bring your best self to your work. What kind of results could you produce if you unleashed your full potential at work, without holding back, and without worrying about what anyone else does or what anyone else thinks?Who would you be if you bought in? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough, Who Had Knee Surgery 2 Days Ago, Posts Video Of Leg Lift

first_imgAlabama Bo ScarbroughAlabama Bo ScarbroughThis past Friday, Alabama freshman running back Bo Scarbrough, a five-star recruit from Tuscaloosa, tore the ACL in his right knee during a team scrimmage. Monday, he underwent surgery to repair the injury. Wednesday, he’s already starting rehab, completing straight leg lifts. Really.Scarbrough, who is clearly excited about how his recovery is going, posted a 30-second Twitter video of himself extending and lifting his right leg in a doctor’s office. It’s impressive, given the quick turnaround.Two day out of surgery and already can do a straight leg lift! It’s a blessing to be able to come back and work hard! pic.twitter.com/8NQ31ZDsjR— Bo Scarbrough (@starbo06) April 8, 2015Scarbrough was a huge get for the Tide, and has a bright future ahead. Let’s hope he’s back on the field as soon as possible.last_img read more

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Sexual harassment complaint financial mismanagement allegations hit Manitoba chiefs organization

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsA Manitoba chiefs organization is in “chaos” as it deals with allegations its grand chief spent a large amount of the organization’s money at a casino, while at the same time its chief of staff is facing a sexual harassment complaint filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Murray Clearsky, however, says the issues are all “internal stuff,” fueled by disgruntled former staff members who have been let go.“I have nothing to hide. If I was stealing it would be different. Why would I steal money? Especially from an organization I work for?” said Clearsky. “I had authorization to go ahead. Some of the staff are pissed off at me and (chief of staff) Mike Bear so of course, ‘I will bring you down.’”Clearsky is facing allegations he withdrew about $10,000 in Shakopee, Minn, and Prior Lake Minn., from the organization’s bank account on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18. It’s alleged some of the money was used in a casino there.Two withdrawals on Sept. 17 totalling a little over $1,000 came from an ATM at the Little Six Bingo ATM in Prior Lake, Minn., based on cross referencing information on snap shots provided of the SCO’s account statement to APTN National News.The account statement also shows a withdrawal of $311 from a convenience store less than a minute’s drive from the Mystic Lake Hotel Casino in Prior Lake, Minn. along with seven withdrawals of $831 from an ATM in Shakopee, Minn, which sits about 15 km to the northwest.Long Plain Chief Dennis Meeches said he believes the Shakopee withdrawals were incurred at another casino there.“I have seen records where huge amounts of funds were withdrawn from an ATM machine a Shakopee casino outside of Minneapolis,” said Meeches, who is on the chiefs’ executive that oversees the SCO, which represents 33 Manitoba First Nations.Clearsky said he withdrew the money to fix his truck which broke down when he was in the area.“Those were the closest machines where I was at the time,” he said. “I had a camper set up down there, those were the closest ones where my truck broke down and I got invoices.”Clearsky also confirmed that his chief of staff Mike Bear is facing a sexual harassment complaint filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. He said he has responded to a letter he received from the commission, but he wouldn’t comment on its content.“I can’t tell you that part, it is human rights,” he said.Bear could not be reached for comment.APTN National News has obtained the complaint and the letter sent to Clearsky by the commission.Meeches said Clearsky should face a recall based on the totality of the allegations his organization faces.“I believe them to be true and action needs to be taken forthwith,” said Meeches. “It just doesn’t make sense when you see the transaction record. There is a situation at the office itself. Staff are being intimidated and there is bullying…I am going to support and ask for his resignation.”Clearsky had a warning for Meeches.“Chief Meeches should also watch what he is saying, he is no angel himself,” said Clearsky.Clearsky said he is meeting with his lawyer on Monday and the with the chiefs’ executive sometime next week. He said he will also reveal more information to the media about the allegations.“It’s internal, some of the people were let go and they are gone, now they come up with all kinds of BS,” he [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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