Super Rugby AU Schedule AnnouncedKicking off on 3 July will be a new domestic competition in Australia called the Vodafone Super Rugby AU. It follows in the footsteps of the New Zealand domestic competition called Super Rugby Aotearoa and has a similar format.The tournament will see five Australian teams battle it out over 12 consecutive weekends of rugby action. The five teams will play each other in home and away fixtures and the tournament will culminate in a two-week finals series in September.The teams competing are the NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds, Canberra Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels and Western Force.Rob Clarke, Rugby Australia interim CEO, said: “Today is another exciting day for rugby fans in Australia as we unveil the full competition draw for Vodafone Super Rugby AU.“One of the main features is the consistent Friday and Saturday night prime-time viewing slots on Fox Sports, which rugby fans can set their watches to for the next 12 weeks. There will be no need to set the alarms to get up and watch your team in the middle of the night.“We are looking forward to welcoming back the Western Force and seeing them take on their Australian rivals once again. We know there is a lot of excitement in the west and we cannot wait to see them in action.“We know our teams will be desperate to get their hands on the silverware and players will be out to put their best foot forward for Wallabies selection at the end of the season.” Back in action: the Rebels celebrate a try. They start their Super Rugby AU campaign in Canberra (Inpho) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Friday 10 July – Rebels 18-18 RedsSaturday 11 July – Waratahs 23-14 Western ForceBrumbies ByeRound 3Friday 17 July – Reds 31-24 Western ForceSaturday 18 July – Waratahs 23-24 BrumbiesRebels ByeRound 4Friday 24 July – Waratahs 10-29 Rebels Saturday 25 July – Western Force 0-24 BrumbiesReds ByeRound 5Friday 31 July – Western Force 20-25 RebelsSaturday 1 August – Brumbies 22-20 RedsWaratahs ByeRound 6Friday 7 August – Rebels 30-12 BrumbiesSaturday 8 August – Waratahs 45-12 RedsWestern Force ByeRound 7Friday 14 August – Western Force 8-28 WaratahsSaturday 15 August – Reds 19-3 RebelsBrumbies ByeRound 8Friday 21 August – Western Force 5-57 RedsSaturday 22 August – Brumbies 38-11 WaratahsRebels ByeRound 9 Friday 28 August – Brumbies 31-14 Western ForceSaturday 29 August – Rebels 32-38 WaratahsReds ByeRound 10Saturday 5 September – Rebels 34-30 Western ForceSaturday 5 September – Reds 26-7 BrumbiesWaratahs ByeQualifying Final Saturday 12 September – Reds 25-13 RebelsFinalSaturday 19 September – Brumbies v Reds Like the New Zealand competition, Super Rugby AU will also feature law variations, including golden point, red card substitutions and 50/22 kicks. There are seven changes in all:1. When an attacking player carrying the ball is held up in the in-goal or knocks the ball on play restarts with a goal-line drop-out.2. When a kick enters the in-goal area and is forced by the defending team play restarts with a goal line drop-out.3. A kick originating in the attacking 22m area cannot be marked by the defending team within their own 22m area. The kick can however be marked within the defending team’s in-goal area and play restarts with a 22m line drop-out.4. A red-carded player can be replaced after 20 minutes.5. A kick taken from within the defending team’s 50m area that travels into touch within the opposition’s 22m area having first bounced in the field of play results in a lineout throw to the kicking team.6. A kick taken from within the defending team’s 22m area that travels into touch within the opposition’s 50m area having first bounced in the field of play results in a lineout throw to the kicking team.7. Super Time – there will be two five-minute periods of extra-time in the event of a drawn game after regulation time where the first points scored wins the match for the scoring team.Super Rugby AU ScheduleAll matches will be shown live on Sky Sports. If you don’t have a subscription to Sky but want to watch the matches, you can get a NowTV pass for daily, monthly or mobile access – find out more here.Round 1Friday 3 July – Reds 32-26 WaratahsSaturday 4 July – Brumbies 31-23 RebelsWestern Force ByeRound 2 The domestic competition in Australia kicked off in July
#Episcopal ‘Social Media Sunday’ a digital invitation Social Media Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal News Service] While in church this Sunday, get out your smart phone.Facebook a selfie, live-tweet a prayer, blog an idea, video the hymn-singing, Instagram photos, Pinterest fun images, Foursquare a location — and use #Episcopal — so “Social Media Sunday” goes viral.Social Media Sunday is an invitation to Episcopalians to share faith in the digital universe, according to Carolyn Clement and Laura Catalano, church social media administrators, who came up with the idea.“It’s a way of saying this is what’s going on in my church. We’re just interested in making connections on Sunday,” according to Catalano, 35, who volunteers at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, in Creve Coeur, Missouri.“It’s just to get people and families comfortable with social media and to talk about the ways you can use it,” Catalano told ENS during a telephone interview from her suburban St. Louis home. “If everyone uses #Episcopal, we’ll be able to find each other and see each other” on the various social media sites, she added.“People can take a selfie, or a picture of stained glass in their church or something fun going on and post them on Facebook, or Twitter. It’s a neat way to get an idea of what’s happening across the church.”Clement said the idea “has gotten a lot of buzz. People from Alaska to Florida and California to everyplace in between as well as Canadians are saying they’ll be posting on Facebook or Instagram that day.”Even the date is significant, because June 29 is typically the day the church commemorates the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, “great apostles and evangelists so we thought it was an appropriate time to evangelize in this way.”Barry Merer, Episcopal Church manager of web and social media, applauded the effort.“It’s about people engaging with their church,” Merer told ENS on June 25. “I’m excited that members of churches are finding new ways to engage with their faith. It’s a great idea because church happens at the grass roots, so … let it happen.”Clement said she first held a Social Media Sunday at Trinity Church in Tariffville, Connecticut, last year.She offered instructions to the congregation at the start of the service.“People were tweeting, taking pictures that day, posting them on Facebook and overall, it was a great experience,” she recalled. “Not only did they share images and comments and thoughts from our church that morning with the thousands of aggregate followers and friends and contacts they had on social media, they also found each other.”Afterwards, “we invited people to bring their devices and we did a help desk, answering their questions about getting set up, how to use and understand social media a little better, helping families learn more about how to keep kids safe online.”Catalano and Clement met on #Chsocm (pronounced ch-sock-em), a weekly ecumenical Twitter chat on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST about church social media. Catalano liked Clement’s idea of a Social Media Sunday and organized a similar event at St. Timothy’s.Citing their own digital friendship, they hope to create similar connections and relationships throughout the church. “Laura and I are friends from social media but we’ve never met in real life,” Clement said. “But even though we haven’t met in person, I feel like digital life is real life.“We bounce ideas off each other a lot,” she added. “We both volunteer; we both manage social media for our churches. We both rose organically in our parishes to do this work. It’s something we were independently called to, as a personal mission, to do social media, evangelism or social media mission, you might want to call it.“And we just wanted to invite the whole Episcopal Church to have a Social Media Sunday to connect with each other, to share something about church, about faith, and so we said, why not?”They began tweeting about it and inviting followers, created a Facebook event and “found every Episcopal national organization we could and posted on their Facebook walls and invited them.”Besides being a fun day, Social Media Sunday “hopefully, will give us some kind of information about how many Episcopalians are out there, actively using social media to share their faith. It’ll be interesting to see,” Clement said.Meanwhile, she added: “We just want to see #episcopal go viral on June 29.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Des Moines, IowaJuly 28 — The “Fight for $15” struggle in Polk County, Iowa, continues as a county task force resists workers’ growing demand for a living wage.Workers calling for a $15-per-hour minimum wage met on July 14 with the Polk County minimum-wage task force. The task force settled on an increase from the current $7.25 to $8.75, starting Jan. 1, 2017, and increasing annually until it reaches $10.75 per hour in 2019. The Polk County Board of Supervisors will vote on this proposal at the next task force meeting on Aug.1, much to the chagrin of activists.The statewide minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, a figure that can best be described as an “unlivable wage,” was last increased in 2008. The pay bump proposed will not be enough to make the wages of Iowa’s minimum-wage workers livable.Iowa’s “Citizens for Community Improvement” organizer Bridget Fagan-Reidburn is quoted in an Iowa CCI release noting that the task force “focused on what they believe is politically possible, not at all about what people need to survive.“It’s our job to keep pushing for a living wage of $15 per hour,” Fagan-Reidburn said, adding that “if you hadn’t been pushing up to this point, we know [the task force’s] proposal would’ve been much lower.”According to “Iowa Policy Project” researcher Peter Fisher, “Nearly 114,000 Iowa families do not earn enough to provide for a basic standard of living without public supports, despite one or more full-time wage earners in the family.” (iowapolicyproject.org)Fagan-Reidburn said the fight for a $15 minimum wage in Polk County is “far from over.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned the bans imposed since the start of the month by Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey on the latest issue of the French bimonthly magazine Historia Thématique, which is about fundamentalism and has as its subhead, “The major religions confront their old demons.”“The banning of a publication for the sole reason that it is liable to shock the religious sensibilities of some people or even the majority of the population is an archaic practice which we can only condemn energetically,” the press freedom organisation said.The Tunisian authorities announced their ban on 10 January, saying it was due to a picture showing the Prophet Mohammed, which is “formally forbidden in Islam and could offend the religious feelings of Tunisians.” The picture in fact comes from an illustrated copy of the Koran dating from 1583 that is in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul.The January issue of Historia, a monthly produced by the same publishing house, has been on sale without any problem although it has an illustration showing Mohammed in partially animal form (with feathers and the tail of a fish).Historia editor Pierre Baron told Reporters Without Borders that the reaction to the Historia Thématique issue was indicative of the current climate of intolerance. He pointed out that the issue was also about Christian and Jewish fundamentalism, adding that his staff decided that fundamentalism was an appropriate subject because of the increasing frequency of cases of offence being taken on the grounds of religious sensibilities. RSF_en Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey News News Help by sharing this information January 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey ban issue of French history magazine on fundamentalism Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit to go further
News Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 17, 2014 SuperValu, Aldi and Lidl are increasing their sales as other retailers lose their share of the retail market.While Tesco is still the biggest supermarket chain it has seen a drop of 6.6 percent of the market share.Kantar Worldpanel, which compiles the figures, says Supervalu has been the big winner over the last 12 weeks.Our Business Editor Ian Guider says that is set to increase even further.”Supervalu has done really well – getting its market share about 20 percent – and it’ll grow even further now that it’s taken on the 24 Superquinn stores” he said.”It’ll have an instant market share of around 25 percent – a great platform, particualrly to expand in Dublin”.”But the discount retailers Aldi and Lidl…are rocketing up by more than 20 percent, in the case of Aldi, and Lidl as well doing quite well”.”Cheap vegetables – we know it was the controversy before Christmas – that is dragging shoppers in”.”People just seem to want to do their shopping there” he added. Facebook Google+ Previous articleOne-third of Irish women not using contraception, says studyNext articleTanaiste: Alan Shatter did not mislead the Dail over GSOC News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Discount retailers continue to grow market share Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also
Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Facebook Google+ Google+ Minister says full inquiry into whistleblower allegations ‘is likely’ Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – February 26, 2014 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota A Cabinet minister believes it is likely there will be a full Commission of Investigation into garda whistleblower allegations.A barrister has been appointed by the government to look at the claims and determine whether one is necessary.The Justice Minister is addressing the Dail about his response to the allegations.More than five hours of proceedings have been given over to discussing the controversy with Alan Shatter set to take questions from TDs this evening.Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney was asked this morning if he felt a full independent inquiry would ultimately have to happen.”I think there is likely to be but I don’t know is the honest answer” he said.”I think the Taoiseach is taking this very seriously – we had a long discussion on it yesterday in Cabinet”.”The government only want out of this, the truth – and they want to rebuild confidence in the gardai which has clearly been damaged as a result of this”.”If that means a full-blown inquiry, so be it” he added. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Previous articleCharges against Donegal man John Downey droppedNext articleBigger nurse patient loads result in more hospital deaths News Highland WhatsApp Twitter News
ABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system that moved in from the west brought baseball-size hail to parts of Texas and Oklahoma on Wednesday.The storm system will move east into the Mississippi River Valley on Thursday with severe weather stretching from New Orleans to Jackson, Miss., and into Shreveport, La., and eastern Texas.The biggest threat with these storms will be damaging winds, huge hail and even a few tornadoes.The tornado threat is higher Thursday than it was Wednesday.The storm moves into the Northeast on Friday with heavy rain and even snow in the New England mountains.Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia and Boston could get more than 1 inch of rain.Several storm systems will pound the West Coast through the weekend bringing moisture from an atmospheric river into California and Oregon.Rain and snow begins later Thursday and really picks up on Friday with heavy rain possible from Northern California into Oregon. Some flooding is possible.Some areas could see more than 5 inches of rain over the next several days, while 2 feet of snow is possible in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Workers face sack over e-mail and internet misuseOn 15 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article More employees could be fired over ‘kiss and tell’ or other inappropriatee-mails, according to new research. The survey by the Work Foundation shows that employers, concerned over ICTabuse, are increasingly turning to ‘Big Brother’ technology to monitor employeee-mail and internet use and will sack staff breaking the rules. According to the survey results, 75 per cent of 262 responding organisationshave or are working on internet use policies. Of those, 66 per cent monitorwebsite access, 65 per cent monitor incoming e-mail messages, and 43 per centmonitor e-mails for inappropriate words or content. Nearly a quarter woulddismiss an employee for breaching ‘netiquette’ policies. Most organisations communicate their policies to staff via policy documents,or on e-mail messages. However, only 49 per cent of organisations tell newemployees about their policies as part of induction. Theo Blackwell of The Work Foundation, stressed that clarifying acceptableinternet and e-mail use should be an integral part of employers’ policies. “Legally, users do need to be informed when content is monitored. Thisincludes instances when software is used for filtering and blocking. However,organisations must reconcile this against the expectation of privacy andworkplace trust and try to strike a balance between rights andresponsibilities.” The study reveals that while most respondents inform their employees thatthey are being monitored, about one in 10 do not. www.workfoundation.co.uk Related posts:No related photos.
Phylogenetic relationships among the cirrate octopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) were investigated using partial sequences of the 16S rRNA mitochondrial gene. The derived phylogeny supports the traditional separation of cirrate families based on web form. Genera with a single web (Opisthoteuthis, Grimpoteuthis, Luteuthis, and Cirroctopus) are clearly distinct from those with an intermediate or secondary web (Cirroteuthis, Cirrothauma, and Stauroteuthis). The cirrates with a single web are separated into three groups. The first group is represented by Opisthoteuthis species, the second by Grimpoteuthis and Luteuthis, and the third by members of the genus Cirroctopus. There is no support for the isolation of Luteuthis in a separate family (Luteuthidae). There is, however, evidence of two groupings within the genus Opisthoteuthis. The data suggest the following revisions in the systematic classification of the cirrates: (1) Cirrothauma, Cirroteuthis, and Stauroteuthis be united in the Cirroteuthidae; (2) Grimpoteuthis and Luteuthis be placed in the Grimpoteuthidae; (3) Opisthoteuthis in the Opisthoteuthidae, and; (4) Cirroctopus be considered sufficiently distinct from both Opisthoteuthidae and Grimpoteuthidae to warrant placement in a new family.
Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Final programme announced for NAEA Propertymark Conference previous nextAssociations & BodiesFinal programme announced for NAEA Propertymark ConferenceSpeakers at the London conference, which takes place in a month, include well-known names from Trading Standards, Law Society and Knight Frank.Sheila Manchester21st January 20200550 Views There is only one month left to go until the NAEA Propertymark Conference which will be held on 27th February 2020, in London.Home buying and selling policy leader at MHCLG, Matt Prior has been confirmed to speak at the NAEA Propertymark National Conference in February this year. He will offer an update on policy initiatives and insights into the Government’s priorities.This year’s line-up will also see James Munro (left), Head of Trading Standards will give an update on the future of referral fees and Paul Tenant, Chief Executive of The Law Society and former housing industry innovator explain his vision and ambition for the housing market.The Head of UK Residential Research at Knight Frank, Grainne Gilmore (below) is set to provide attendees with her key findings and advice for the year ahead by taking agents behind the headlines of the property market.Sally Bundock, host of Business Live on BBC News and BBC World News will be chairing the conference for the fourth year.Taking place on 27th February 2020 the conference is relocating to 133 Houndsditch in London to cater for the increasing number of attendees. The day offers agents the opportunity to network with industry peers and update themselves on important industry issues, as well as being offered guidance from experts in their field.Lauren Scott, President, NAEA Propertymark (left), said, “Agents face an exciting year with political uncertainty finally coming to an end and housing legislation hopefully now taking priority.“The annual Conference provides a great opportunity for agents to learn from peers and brush up on their knowledge ahead of what is shaping up to be a positive year for the entire industry. We have an impressive line-up of speakers confirmed so I can’t wait to welcome everyone next month.”Find out more.Sally Bundock NAEA Propertymark Lauren Scott Grainne Gilmore James Munro Trading Standards January 21, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021