RC Delft Dames – Team of the Month (November 2011)

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170center_img Dutch courage: RC Delft Dames have battled through thick and thin to achieve success “It’s been hard to earn respect from our men’s teams,” says Astrid Huisman, a flanker with Dutch team RC Delft Dames. “But I’m proud of what we’ve been through and how we’ve grown and of our recent results.”The women’s side from near Rotterdam has redefined the term ‘digging deep’ after being on the receiving end of numerous thrashings since their formation in 2007-08. The low point came last February, when they faced a long drive to league leaders Groningen with only nine fit players. With ten players needed to constitute a team, and so avoid docked points, hooker Linda van den Dungen took the field with a hip injury and, borrowing three more players, they battled to a 139-0 defeat.“That day everything was wrong,” Huisman says. “We invariably play teams with more experience than us but have a great group of girls with the huge fighting spirit that you need to get the ball over the line. For myself I love to be in the mud and I’m proud of all my scars!”Led by scrum-half Kainah Marx, RC Delft have a prospective international in centre Suzanne den Dulk and a front-row rock in Simone van den Berg.The squad has been boosted by girls from nearby team HRC and, with coaches Johan and Frans Rijkers steering the ship, the side has ridden out the storm impressively. So impressively, in fact, that when they toppled RUS 2nds 17-15, Haarlem Raving Pumas 96-5 and RC Eemland 64-5, they rose to second (out of eight) in the middle of the country’s three divisions. “We now believe in ourselves,” says Huisman.Canterbury KitbagsThis article appeared in the February 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.last_img read more

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Jerry Flannery cited for kick at Alexis Palisson’s legs

first_imgMonday Feb 15, 2010 Jerry Flannery cited for kick at Alexis Palisson’s legs Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery has been cited for his moment of madness against France on the weekend which resulted in French winger Alexis Palisson needing to leave the field injured. Flannery will appear before a Six Nations independent committee after he was cited for the alleged kick at the Stade de France on Saturday. The hearing will take place this week, and doesnt look good for Flannery, or Ireland, as there’s no doubt he’ll be getting a few weeks on the sideline. Incredibly, he was only penalised at the time, with both referee Wayne Barnes and his assistant ref failing to see the incident clearly. In fact, the touchjudge said it was a shoulder, and Flannery stayed on the field. A red card should have been issued at the time, so Flannery will definitely be in hot water at the hearing later this week, as hell struggle to explain how he took a flyhack at a ball that was bouncing around a good few seconds before Palisson cleanly collected it. Flannery looked apologetic, as though it were an accident, but you can clearly see that he had plenty of time to pull out of the challenge. That makes it all the more puzzling. Such a fuss was made of the trip that Alun Wyn Jones made when England played Wales a week back, and the impact it had on his teams chances in the match. That misdemeanour simply doesnt compare to this incident, and Ireland will surely play the rest of the championship without Flannerys services, perhaps further wrecking their hopes of a successful campaign, following on from a heavy 33-10 defeat to the French. UPDATE 17 FEB 2010 : Flannery has been suspended for six weeks. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Gareth Thomas and Ashwin Willemse feature in emotive new Guinness adverts

first_imgWednesday Sep 9, 2015 Gareth Thomas and Ashwin Willemse feature in emotive new Guinness adverts Last year Guinness produced a series of stunning adverts that struck a chord with rugby fans the world over. They’ve nailed it again, this time featuring Gareth Thomas and his personal struggle with his sexuality, and former Springbok winger Ashwin Willemse, who was pulled away from a life of gang violence and crime thanks to rugby. The campaign focuses on stories of strength of character and integrity in the world of rugby, emphasising the amazing support and empathy they received to help them come through difficult moments in their lives – Gareth when he came out to his teammates, and Ashwin when he turned his back on the notorious Cape Town gang that he belonged to.Rather than focus on physical attributes of what makes a rugby player, this campaign looks to inner qualities like courage, integrity and resilience.The films were directed by John Hillcoat, internationally-renowned director of Lawless and The Road, with exclusive music by Nick Cave in the Willemse film.Guinness has also released two short documentaries, which explore their stories in more detail. These short films shine a light on the events covered in the adverts, providing additional insight from the subjects on the challenging circumstances they faced, and the incredible support they received from their teammates. You can view those on the next page (or below)Ashwin Willemse – The Right Path The longer mini-documentaries:Gareth Thomas – Never Alone (full)Never Alone tells the story of how the former Wales captain’s greatest fear wasn’t the opposition he faced on the pitch, but the fear of rejection from everything he had known, because of his sexuality. The film celebrates the courage of Gareth, and most importantly, the empathy shown by his teammates when he came out, showing that even when he felt he was on his own and at his lowest point, he was always part of a team.“I went into battle on the pitch every week, but the battle I was going through personally was ten times worse because I was keeping a secret from the team,” said former Wales captain, Thomas.“That team becomes like your family – the closest thing to you, and to hide that secret from the team was horrible. The support that my teammates showed when I came out was truly remarkable – my sexuality didn’t matter to them at all.“I am very proud about my rugby playing career, but I am more proud of the fact that my teammates supported me to play rugby being Gareth Thomas, being the person that I am, 100%.”Ashwin Willemse – The Right Path (full)Ashwin Willemse: The Right Path tells the story of a man who had a choice of two paths when growing up. One dictated to him by a notorious Cape Town gang, and one he would need to make for himself, to follow a path to the pinnacle of rugby. The film celebrates the choice that he made to defy his circumstances, and with the encouragement of those around him, he became who he really wanted to be, eventually winning 19 caps for his country and becoming a World Champion in 2007.“Me becoming a Springbok was something I never perceived to be possible growing up. I made some wrong decisions when I was younger and fell in with the wrong crowd. But even during that time I always had the gift of rugby,” explained Willemse. “Without rugby, and the incredible support of my teammates and family, I most probably would have ended up either in prison or in a coffin six foot under. What they taught me is that we can defy the odds, we can be better than we ever imagined, all you need in life is just a small little light that can give you a new direction, and that for me was rugby.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Adverts Related Articles 120 WEEKS AGO Eben Etzebeth ready for battle after long… 122 WEEKS AGO ONE WEEK TO GO: ‘Raise The Stakes’ video… 188 WEEKS AGO Emotive new short film shows Ireland players… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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Saracens win domestic and European double by clinching Aviva Premiership Final

first_imgTuesday May 31, 2016 Saracens win domestic and European double by clinching Aviva Premiership Final On Saturday Saracens beat the Exeter Chiefs 28-20 to achieve a historic double, winning the Aviva Premiership to go along with the European Champions Cup a few weeks ago. It is the first time since Wasps in 2004 that an English side has achieved the feat.Only three other clubs, Toulouse, Toulon and Leicester, have done the same.“It feels brilliant. That was a really tough game, the players were tired at half-time and Exeter came back at us in the second-half,” Mark McCall told BBC Radio London. “It’s great that we have been able to back up what we did in the Champions Cup. It’s a great achievement for the club.”STATSExeter’s Thomas Waldrom ended as overall top try scorer for the Premiership season, picking up 13 tries, followed closely by Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath on 12 tries.Gareth Steenson scored the most points overall, while Harlequins’ Nick Evans was the most accurate goal kicker, slotting 87.5% of all attempts at goal.Charlie Hodgson, who played his final Premiership match, remains the leagues highest ever points scorer with a total of 2623 points. Andy Goode follows on 2285, and Olly Barkley on 1605.In this final, Man of the Match Alex Goode gained 167 metres, the most by any player in a Aviva Premiership final since Opta began recording match data in 2008-2009.Billy Vunipola made the most tackles, 16, with second rowers Maro Itoje and George Kruis on 14.Unbelievable year with unbelievable people!! Amazing to be apart of this! Thank you for all the support ?????????????????? pic.twitter.com/tCnq6xpJZf— Maro Itoje (@maroitoje) May 30, 2016ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Tinbeerwah House / Robinson Architects

first_imgArchDaily Tinbeerwah House / Robinson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTinbeerwah House / Robinson Architects 2012 Save this picture!© Nic Granleese+ 9 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/475047/tinbeerwah-house-robinson-architects Clipboard Tinbeerwah House / Robinson Architects CopyAbout this officeRobinson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTinbeerwahHousesAustraliaPublished on February 11, 2014Cite: “Tinbeerwah House / Robinson Architects” 11 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  190 m² Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Tinbeerwah, Australia Projects “COPY” 2012 Year:  photographs:  Nic GranleesePhotographs:  Nic Granleese Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseText description provided by the architects. Access was a challenge from the start. The site is magnificent but very steep in places. A beautiful creek is crossed at the bottom of a steep descent before the track meanders off through the bush & then up to reach the house site.  A new 400metre track was required to get there. Some clearing was required to build, but much importance was placed on minimizing the disturbance to the site & its surrounds. The house is itself is designed on a grid system of steel portal frames orientated to the north. Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseThis system has enabled the house cantilever or float out towards the tree tops. Zincalume steel sheeting arranged horizontally was selected for cladding to contrast against the vertical nature & colour of the surrounding vegetation. Also very economicalSave this picture!© Nic GranleeseSustainability was a priority. High windows and big eaves allow filtered day lighting into the building avoiding the necessity of superficial light sources. Poly carbonate roof sheeting, lined with timber battens to the underside assist this function in the bathroom & entry. The timber battens and solid timber joinery (sourced locally) soften the hard edgesSave this picture!SketchProject gallerySee allShow lessWhat the Guggenheim Should Consider Before Building in HelsinkiArticlesREX Unveils Details of Five Manhattan West DevelopmentArchitecture News Share Architects: Robinson Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/475047/tinbeerwah-house-robinson-architects Clipboard Houses Australialast_img read more

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GR House / REISARCHITETTURA

first_imgCopyHouses•Ostuni, Italy “COPY” “COPY” Houses Manufacturers: AXOR, Hansgrohe, SIMES, Arclinea, Artemide, Cattelan Italia, Flaminia, Garofoli, Gervasoni, Kristalia , LAGO, Living Divani, MARAZZI, Metra, PENTA Light, Pallucco, Porro, Pozzi Ginori, Roda, Sabiana Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description GR House / REISARCHITETTURASave this projectSaveGR House / REISARCHITETTURA Save this picture!© Alessandra Bello+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: REISARCHITETTURA Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeREISARCHITETTURAOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOstuniOn FacebookItalyPublished on January 31, 2020Cite: “GR House / REISARCHITETTURA” 31 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932888/gr-house-reisarchitettura Clipboard Area:  187 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Italy GR House / REISARCHITETTURA Projects 2019 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932888/gr-house-reisarchitettura Clipboard Products used in this ProjectFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR Citterio MFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR Citterio EDesign Team:Nicola Isetta, Paola RebellatoStructural Engineering:Michielin AlessandroMep Engineering:Francesco BertoloCity:OstuniCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alessandra BelloText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Puglia’s countryside and combines an original stone structure and a modern extension with minimal taste. The white lime paint combines tradition and contemporaneity giving to the whole a homogeneous image. The project is conceived with a strong integration between outdoor and interior space prioritizing summer-life in nature to relax away from working stress.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloA manager from New York was searching for a property in Puglia to periodically escape from the stressful life of the city, to relax in contact with nature and to enjoy the sea, food and “slow” life of Puglia’s countryside. Together with the designers, a three-hectare property has been found in an elevated position with views of the city of Ceglie, olive trees, maritime pines, and a small vineyard. On the property, there was already a traditional stone-structure with a square plan, flat roof and 7 vaulted rooms, one of which housed the old wine press. Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Alessandra BelloThe existing structure needed to be refurbished and expanded to meet the needs of the client, although it already had its own harmony and proportion: therefore it was decided to detach the new extension and connect it to the existing construction just through a narrow space that serves as an entrance hall. The two opposing volumes create an internal patio from which you climb onto the roof-terrace through a stair.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloOn the south and west sides of the new volume develops a veranda that is completely open to the west, towards the pool, and closed by walls towards the south entrance. The pool is slightly raised from the level of the house to follow the natural slope of the terrain, the “bank” created by this difference in altitude forms a seat. The pool area is defined by traditional dry-stone walls on the north and west sides, a gazebo-lounge in metal structure covered with bamboo and an outdoor kitchen with the oven are integrated into these walls, while the south side is open towards the valley and the view.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloSave this picture!© Alessandra BelloThe living area is in the new extension, the sleeping area is in the original renovated part. The living room is conceived as a single open-space with glazing completely openable on the veranda facing the pool: the outdoor and interior space can be seamless during the summer season, prioritizing open-air life and the relationship with the surrounding landscape. In the existing recovered structure is the master bedroom with a dedicated bathroom, a guest room with bathroom and independent access, a third bathroom and finally an “extra” third room achieved from the recovery of the wine-press room with a glass floor and a futon-bed.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloProject gallerySee allShow lessTeach for Bangladesh Office Building / Studio DhakaSelected ProjectsSuhrkamp Verlag Offices / KinzoSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Alessandra Bello Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

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The Entertainer hits £1m mark with Pennies partnership

first_img Melanie May | 2 December 2015 | News The Entertainer hits £1m mark with Pennies partnership  59 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: microdonations payment Pennies Foundation About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Toy retailer The Entertainer has reached the £1m milestone through its partnership with digital charity box, Pennies.The Entertainer has been working with Pennies since August 2011, with the money raised during this time helping eight different children’s hospital charities, including Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Bristol Children’s Hospital charity Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, and Noah’s Ark Children Hospital Charity in Wales.The partnership raised £100,000 in its first six months. Prior to this, the toy retailer’s stores were raising around £2,000 a year via traditional charity collection boxes for four regional children’s hospital charities. Last year, The Entertainer announced that it had raised £100,000 for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal alone through Pennies.Gary Grant, managing director and founder of The Entertainer, said:“£1million is an amazing achievement.  The introduction of Pennies to our stores has been a fantastic way to collect for so many worthy causes. Without the continuous generosity of our customers, The Entertainer wouldn’t have achieved this charitable milestone which undoubtedly will have a significant impact on our local children’s hospitals.”Alison Hutchinson, Pennies CEO, added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “The Entertainer was Pennies’ first in-store retailer to embrace the micro-donations movement. It was clear from day one customers felt good about giving – and this huge £1m milestone shows what a difference these pennies can make over four short years.”The Pennies Foundation launched in 2010. The Pennies digital charity box enables customers to donate a few pence to charity at the point of sale when paying by card in-store, online or in-app. Overall, more than 22 million customer micro-donations have been made across 50 retailers with Pennies to date.last_img read more

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Beck’s Hybrids Announces site Purchase in Henderson, Ky.

first_img Beck’s Hybrids Announces site Purchase in Henderson, Ky. Home Indiana Agriculture News Beck’s Hybrids Announces site Purchase in Henderson, Ky. SHARE SHARE In an effort to enhance product performance in farmers’ fields, Beck’s released the Choice Trials program in February 2012 that will provide farmers with more products tailored for their specific growing condition. Beck’s  also conducts PFR studies that are designed with the farmer in mind. Different management practices and new  technologies are researched to determine how they perform in varying field environments. Farmers in  Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Southern Illinois can expect to tour the PFR studies by the 2013 growing  season. Beck’s has also committed to providing one $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior from this  region that will be attending college. The scholarship will be awarded each year for the next five years. “At Beck’s we are dedicated to the success of our customers,” said Scott Beck, vice president of Beck’s  Hybrids. “Our goal is very simple. Provide our customers with the best choices in genetics and traits as well as  agronomic support and service. With the new location, we’ll not only be able to deliver products faster, but it  will allow us to continue growing into the future.” The 150-acre property is Beck’s first permanent location in Kentucky. Plans for the new property include building a distribution center, conducting Practical Farm Research (PFR)®studies, operating the southern Choice Trials program, as well as providing farmers with educational and agronomic support. “We are excited to officially extend our heritage into Kentucky to better serve farmers in our southern marketing  area,” said Sonny Beck, president of Beck’s Hybrids. “Located just east of Henderson near the intersection of Interstate 69 and the Audubon Parkway, this long-term investment will allow us to better deliver the best  performing seed products to farmers in Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Southern Illinois.”center_img By Gary Truitt – Jul 30, 2012 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleEvidence Shows Irrigation Theft Deterrent Alarms WorkingNext articleIndiana Crops Show Some Improvement Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Open letter to justice and human rights minister about Mohammed Abbou

first_img to go further August 2, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to justice and human rights minister about Mohammed Abbou Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 12, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Mr. Béchir TekkariMinister of Justice and Human RightsTunisRepublic of TunisiaParis, 1 August 2005Dear Minister,Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that defends press freedom, would like to draw your attention to its concerns about the conditions in which Mohammed Abbou, a lawyer and human rights activist, is being detained. Mr. Abbou has been in prison since 1 March and is currently on hunger strike.We are very worried by recent reports from his lawyers and family that Mr. Abbou has been suffering from psychological problems which may have been the result of psychotropic or neuroleptic drugs being given to him without his knowledge.Afer visiting Mr. Abbou in prison, two of his defence lawyers reported a sharp fall in his morale. He told them he had suffered an uncontrollable fit of despondency and waves of depression after eating. He also experienced feelings of discomfort and irritation on the surface of his body.But when he stopped eating, as he has since 25 July, Mr. Abbou ceased to experience any psychological problems.As justice minister, you are responsible for Tunisia’s prisons, including Kef prison where Mr. Abbou is being held. Reporters Without Borders calls on you to allow a doctor chosen by the Abbou family to examine him and carry out laboratory tests. A request to this effect has so far been refused.Preventing an independent medical examination would indicate a very worrying lack of transparency in the prison system of which you are in charge. A refusal by your ministry to let Mr. Abbou have such an examination would only bolster the allegations that he is being given psychotropic or neuroleptic drugs against his will. The credibility of Tunisia’s prison system is at stake.Former political prisoners have described such practices in Tunisia’s prisons in the past. If these practices are continuing, they must stop at once because they are tantamount to torture and violate all international standards on the treatment of prisoners.We therefore urge you to move quickly to ensure the physical and psychological integrity of Mr. Abbou, who has been on hunger strike for more than a week.We would remind you that Mr. Abbou was sentenced by a lower court to a total of three and a half years in prison at the end of trial on 29 April that was described at the time by Reporters Without Borders as a sham. The sentence was confirmed on appeal on 10 June.Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-General TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img News News Receive email alerts RSF_en News December 26, 2019 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News Organisation last_img read more

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Garda investigation continues for raiders who tied up and robbed Limerick…

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival A GARDA investigation and manhunt is continuing for three men who raided a County Limerick parochial house and tied up a priest while they ransacked the property recently.Parish Priest Canon Tony O’Keefe returned to his home in Shanagolden after celebrating Mass in Foynes on Wednesday night when he was confronted by three masked men who were waiting for him.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up After forcing him to open a safe, the raiders stole an amount of cash before they bundled him into a bedroom, tied his hands and locked the door. A short time later, Canon O’Keefe managed to free himself and raise the alarm.Although physically uninjured, he was left shocked and traumatised after the raid.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins, who is former party spokesman on Justice, said that the incident was further evidence of the “vulnerability of people living alone”.He  remarked that the nature of the raid indicated that the property was targeted deliberately.“It is a quite shocking incident. People around the area are very upset by it,” he said.A community alert system in operation in West Limerick was activated by Gardaí who texted people living in the area after the raid.Gardaí at Newcastlewest, confirmed that they are investigating the aggravated burglary and confirmed that Canon O’Keeffe was locked in an upstairs bedroom while the house was raided and the three men fled.Gardaí immediately started a countywide search for the three men, who are believed to be aged in their 20s and described as being of average height and all wearing hoodies.Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen any activity in the vicinity of the Parochial House in Shanagolden between 6pm and 9pm on Wednesday night February 1, to make contact with the Gardaí in Newcastlewest on 069-20650; the Garda confidential line on 1800 666111 or Crimestoppers on 1800 250025. Twitter NewsGarda investigation continues for raiders who tied up and robbed Limerick Parish PriestBy Staff Reporter – February 22, 2017 923 WhatsApp Email Facebook Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Previous articleSingle punch could have killed Limerick father-of-twoNext article#BREAKING Bomb found in car at Limerick city Garda station Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCannon Tony O’KeefeGardalimerickNiall Collins TD Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Printlast_img read more

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