End of Year Tour – Springboks vs Wales

first_imgMonday Dec 3, 2007 End of Year Tour – Springboks vs Wales I’ve had a lot of requests for highlights of the Springboks vs Wales game from last weekend. It’s difficult to sing the Boks’ praises for this game after watching them lose to the Barbarians so badly at Twickenham only a week later. The reality is that it was a different game completely, and in a lot of ways, a different Springbok side.So, taking each game as different occasions and to be judged differently, here are the highlights of the Boks precision and execution of some wonderful tries.With this display the South Africans showed why they are currently the best team in the world. Soaking up the pressure and defending with great understanding of each other, the Boks took every opportunity they got when getting into the Welsh half.Precision does not begin to describe a few of these tries, particularly Jacques Fourie’s second. Continuity was also oozing out of the Springboks game, as shown by the offloading to set up Fourie’s first. John Smit’s pass to put Habana into space was also an illustration of the confidence that this side currently has. Perfectly timed, Habana showed great hands though and darted into the outside gap for him to straighten and offload to JP Pietersen perfectly.Wales competed manfully, but this Bok side had a lot still left in the tank and took their foot off the gas in the second half.Despite the latest hiccup against the Barbarians, the current group of Boks are mostly a young side that will feature strongly in four years time in New Zealand. The majority will be there at the next World Cup and will no doubt carry the tag of World Champions with great pride and continue to produce attractive, exciting, and physical rugby for many years to come. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. End of Year Tour – Springboks vs Wales | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Kelly calls it a day.

first_imgCurrent Tipp captain Brendan Maher was among those paying tribute to the Mullinahone clubman on last nights Extra Time programme here on Tipp FM saying Eoin was a hero for him in his youth. To eventually get to play alongside him for Tipp was a dream come true.Eoin Kelly is Tipperary’s leading scorer in championship history and the third highest scorer overall – behind the Kilkenny duo of Eddie Keher and Henry Shefflin.Tipperary County Board Chairman Sean Nugent says Kelly has left a lasting mark on hurling. Former Tipperary captain Eoin Kelly has become the latest high-profile hurler to call time on his inter-county career.The 2010 All Ireland winning captain has decided to quit the Tipp panel after a 14-year career that also featured another All Ireland win in 2001, five Munster titles, two National League winners’ medals, six All-Stars and back-to-back Young Hurler of the Year awards.The 32 year old is the latest inter-county star to announce his retirement – following his former team-mate John O’Brien as well as Kilkenny’s Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan and Aidan Fogarty.last_img read more

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Lavin & Swift top dogs – just

first_imgA field of forty started early, courtesy of the starter, and the battle commenced.The format is all about consistency – both golfers having to avoid the same barren hole and playing with a modicum of safety in mind. “Arai?” At Eastern Star?The result was a very close contest with countbacks being used to order the top twelve teams. In fourth place the Aussie pairing of John Coetzee and Terry Dreier lost out to third place Steve Moxey and Niall Caven, both recording 42 points.One point ahead were Nigel Harrison and the redoubtable Bill Copeland with 43 points, losing the major prize on countback. That honour went to Pat Lavin and Phil Swift who had the benefit of a stronger back nine in their favour.The placings from five to twelve were only separated by three points, such was the quality of the competition.Mike Firkin and Bryan Barrell raced to a front nine score of 23 points for the consolation prize with Kenny Jepson and Dave Moore performing even better on the back nine with 24 points.Near pins: Pat Lavin (3), Steve Moxey (6), Nigel Harrison (13), Phil Swift (17).1st Place – Pat Lavin (12) / Phil Swift (10) – 43 pts c/back2nd Place – Nigel Harrison (22) / Bill Copeland (12) – 43 pts3rd Place – Steve Moxey (10) / Niall Caven (24) – 42 pts c/back4th Place – John Coetzee (23) / Terry Dreier (16) – 42 ptsBest Front Nine (non-winners) – Mike Firkin / Bryan Barrell – 23 ptsBest Front Nine (non-winners) – Kenny Jepson / Dave Moore – 24 ptsIn another refreshing change the booby prizes were left in the bag, which pleased some golfers at the nether end of the scoreboard.The change to the format proved popular and it is to be hoped that more events of this type can be arranged during high season.A final word of thanks to Team PLGS for stewarding a most enjoyable day, with no fireworks spoiling the show. They would all come later in a gridlocked Pattaya. The winning team of Pat Lavin (L) and Phil Swift (R).PSC Pattaya Links Golf SocietyFriday, Nov. 29 Eastern Star Pairs Better BallSeeking relief from the daily slog of individual Stableford the Pattaya Links Golf Society revised its format to Pairs Better Ball at Eastern Star on the final Friday in November.As Eastern Star is a tough call on the best of days it was a much more enjoyable prospect, even with lightly sanded greens and dry fairways.last_img read more

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Giants should remain active in lead up to spring training

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–Less than a month remains until pitchers and catchers report to Scottsdale, Arizona for spring training, but the Giants still have plenty left to accomplish.Even after agreeing to terms with free agent Derek Holland Monday, new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi should remain busy over the next several weeks.What’s in store for the Giants as they prepare for the 2019 season? We fielded a wide variety of questions from readers on Twitter to provide more insight.Questio …last_img read more

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Raiders mailbag: Time for D-coordinator Paul Guenther to go?

first_imgALAMEDA — Got a little behind on the mailbag with the unfortunate Willie Brown news. So let’s get to your questions.Q: What do you think of (Paul) Guenther? What grade would you give him? — @urbanteaaaSince the Raiders are 3-3, a straight ‘C.’ He’s got better players this season — I was on record as saying he deserved a mulligan in 2018 considering the personnel. The personnel is better, but still not up to par. He’s going to have to live with Clelin Ferrell’s growing pains since he’s a No. …last_img read more

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President Cyril Ramaphosa leads South African delegation to UN General Assembly

first_imgOn Saturday 22 September 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa will embark on a Working Visit to New York where he will lead the South African delegation to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).This marks President Ramaphosa’s inaugural participation in UNGA as Head of State and Government. President Ramaphosa will participate in the annual General Debate which is the occasion for world leaders to gather at UN Headquarters to discuss global issues.President Ramaphosa and other world leaders will meet in New York from 25 to 27 September 2018 under the theme: “Making the United Nations relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful equitable and sustainable societies.”The theme is inspired by the commitment of Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, President of the General Assembly (PGA) to making the United Nations a more relevant, efficient, transparent and democratic organisation.The UN General Debate will be preceded by the unveiling of a statue of President Nelson Mandela and the historic Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, a high-level plenary meeting convened by the PGA in honour of the centenary of the birth of South Africa’s first democratically elected president.The Nelson Mandela Peace Summit will be an opportunity for Heads of State and Government to commit global support towards ending conflict in the world and on the African Continent in particular, in line with the African Union’s aspirations of “silencing the guns by 2020”.In his inaugural address at the UNGA, President Ramaphosa is expected to outline South Africa’s domestic and foreign policy goals and priorities. These include the country’s land reform programme aimed at fostering greater stability, inclusiveness and transformation within the South African economy.The President is further expected to lay out South Africa’s priorities for its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council from 2019 to 2020.While in New York, President Ramaphosa will meet with CEOs of major global companies as part of the drive to attract foreign direct investment in order to ramp up the South African economy.This will form part of the build-up to South Africa’s International Investment Conference which will take place on 26 and 27 October with a focus on bringing investment of $100 billion into the South African economy over the next five years.President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Lindiwe Sisulu,;Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies; Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula; Minister of Finance Mr Nhlanhla Nene and Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.– The Presidencylast_img read more

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Stress during grain fill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rains during June and July set new records in some areas of the Cornbelt this year, causing weak root development, nitrogen loss and even affected pollination in some fields with poor ear-tip fills. Leaf diseases like Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Gray Leaf Spot were rampant in some areas causing additional stress on the corn crop. Some of the effects of this stressful environment on grain-fill are indicated below:• After pollination, we need 50-60 days depending on the relative maturity of the hybrid, for the grain-filled period. This is when the plants’ primary focus is to fully develop the kernels.• If there is severe heat or moisture stress during the grain-fill period, the plants start to cannibalize their leaves and stalks to fulfill the growing needs of their progeny, the seeds or grain.• Plants, like animals, don’t want to produce runts. So, if there is stress during the grain-fill period, the plants start to abort the youngest kernels causing tip die-backs so that the remaining kernels can fully develop.• Foliar fungicides are most effective if sprayed after the pollination and ovule fertilization has completed. Leaves above the ear contribute the most to grain yield; so it’s important to keep them healthy and disease-free during the grain-fill period.• The physiologic maturity or black layer occurs at about 32-35% grain moisture. Stress before this period can cause kernel abortion and light test weight.•If the plants have diverted the nutrients from the stalks to “feed” the grain, it can lead to pre-mature death and susceptibility to stalk rot organisms. 
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Expulsion of six students who wrote to PM revoked

first_imgThe expulsion of six students of Wardha-based Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya for organising a function on campus without permission and writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over lynching and rape cases against politicians, was revoked on Sunday.The students were expelled on October 9 after varsity officials accused them of violating the election code of conduct.The students held a gathering on the campus on October 9, despite being denied permission. They were later that night given expulsion orders. In the order on Sunday, acting registrar Kadar Nawaj Khan said the expulsion was cancelled due to “technical anomalies” and in the view of natural justice.On October 10, the six posted a letter to Mr. Modi. The students had claimed that university officials had denied them permission to write to the PM.last_img read more

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Motorola new Razr phones will run on Android Jelly Bean OS

first_imgMotorola Mobility has added three powerful Android smartphones to its Droid family in New York City recently. The three new smartphones – Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx HD and Droid Razr M-will run on Google’s latest Android Jelly Bean OS.The three additions to the Motorola line-up came as the first major product news from the company since it was bought by internet giant Google a year ago in a $12.5bn deal.According to reports, Verizon Wireless started taking orders for the first of the new phones, the Droid Razr M. It’s a cheaper, smaller phone than the Razr that Motorola launched last year. The $99 Razr M will be in stores next Thursday, the day after Apple’s announcement.Motorola will have two high-end models, the Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD, later this year. It’s emphasizing long battery life – up to 21 hours of talk time for the Maxx HD, or 10 hours of video streaming.The Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD reportedly look very similar to the Droid Razr released last year. Though the body of the phone remains almost the same, the new HD Razrs have 4.7-inch displays and less bezel around them. One can get more screen and more resolution without adding a lot of weight.Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx HD will reportedly come packed with a more powerful battery than the Droid Razr HD. The phone, which offers 32GB of storage, is touted to offer 27 hours of music streaming over LTE on a single charge, and 21 hours of talk time.Motorola’s Droid Razr M has a 4.3-inch super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display spans from edge-to-edge (with almost no borders). It reportedly offers 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, sports an 8 megapixel rear camera along with 4G LTE, Gorilla Glass, NFC and 1080 p videos. Engineered with a 2,000 mAh battery, the Droid RAZR M is available in the US for pre-order. The phone is expected to hit the US stores next week.Available in sleek black or stand out white, the Motorola Razr HD will be coming soon to consumers in various countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America. In the US, it will be available before the holidays on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.With Agency inputs advertisementlast_img read more

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Boris Johnson rallies party with vow to get Brexit done

first_imgManchester: Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gathered his Conservative party Sunday for what could be its final conference before an election, promising to “get Brexit done”. Despite a string of parliamentary setbacks and a defeat in the Supreme Court, Johnson insists he will take Britain out of the European Union next month, with or without a deal with Brussels. “What we need to do is to move on. And the way to do that is to get Brexit done on October 31,” he told BBC television in Manchester, northwest England, where the conference is taking place. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportHis tough stance has put him at odds with the House of Commons, which has passed a law blocking a “no deal” exit, and lost him a number of his own MPs. But it resonates with the overwhelmingly pro-Brexit Conservative party members who elected him in July — and are expected to give him a hero’s welcome. The conference “will be a rally for Boris Johnson and a rally for Brexit”, predicted Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsEven as it started, however, Johnson faced new questions about his relationship with a US businesswoman who won public grants. The four-day conference also risks being disrupted by parliamentary business in London. Opposition MPs were furious at Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks in early September — a move the Supreme Court quashed on Tuesday — and refused to agree to the normal conference recess. Opposition parties are threatening manoeuvres, perhaps even a confidence vote, that could force ministers to race back to parliament. But in what will be seen as a snub to MPs, Johnson will deliver his closing speech as planned on Wednesday, when he should be answering questions in the Commons. The PM has had a turbulent two months in office, having suffered seven successive defeats in the Commons — in the process losing his majority. He expelled 21 Conservative MPs when they backed a law requiring him to ask EU leaders to delay Brexit if he cannot get a divorce deal by a Brussels summit on October 17-18. After the Supreme Court ruled his suspension of parliament unlawful, Johnson challenged opposition parties to bring down his government. But the Labour party said it will do nothing to bring about an election until a “no deal” Brexit is no longer possible. Johnson has responded with defiance and focused his ire on MPs, accusing them of “surrendering” to the EU and trying to undermine the 2016 referendum vote to leave. His rhetoric drew accusations of stoking division, but he insisted Sunday he had been a “model of restraint”. While condemning rising numbers of attacks on MPs, he accused his rivals of trying to obscure their motives in a “great cloud of indignation”. The tough talk pitching him against parliament appears to be winning over pro-Brexit voters. Two surveys this week, by YouGov and Opinium, put the Conservatives 11 and 12 points ahead of the Labour main opposition. “What he’s trying to do is maximise support among Leave voters,” Chris Curtis, a political research manager at YouGov, told AFP. Poll numbers matter because, with parliament deadlocked, most commentators expect an election in the next few months. But Johnson must overcome a key hurdle before then. The law passed by MPs means he can only deliver Brexit on October 31 if he gets a divorce deal. But few in Brussels are optimistic and the latest round of talks ended on Friday without a breakthrough. Constantine Fraser, an analyst on European politics at investment service TS Lombard, said Johnson’s team were running out of options. “Their response is going to be to come out fighting,” he told AFP. In a further headache for Johnson, a police watchdog is looking into whether he should face investigation over his links to a US tech entrepreneur. The Sunday Times newspaper alleged he was having an affair with former model Jennifer Arcuri while he was London mayor. It claims he failed to declare a series of potential conflicts of interest over benefits provided to her business. The premier insisted on Sunday: “Everything was done with full propriety.”last_img read more

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