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Who is Finn Russell: Ten things you should know about the Scotland fly-half

first_img Scotland’s Finn Russell works on his kicking (Getty Images) 6. He made his first start for Glasgow Warriors against Newport Gwent Dragons during the 2013-14 season and played an influential role in Glasgow’s Pro12 triumph in 2014-15.7. Russell’s first call-up for Scotland came for their summer tour of North America in 2014 and he made his Test debut against the USA in Houston. His first international try came against Ireland in the 2015 Six Nations.8. He made his 50th Test appearance against Georgia in October 2020. That was also his first match for Scotland since the 2019 World Cup after a fallout with coach Gregor Townsend meant he wasn’t involved with the national squad at the start of 2020. Come the 2021 Six Nations, he was back in the fold and helped Scotland beat England at Twickenham for the first time since 1983. 9. Russell replaced All Blacks legend Dan Carter at Top 14 side Racing 92 in 2018.10. Keith Russell, his father, used to be the director of domestic rugby for the Scottish Rugby Union and he won an unfair dismissal claim against the governing body in 2018. From stonemason to rugby star, find out more about the No 10 5. He’s been nicknamed ‘The Muscle’ because he is so skinny.center_img Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Who is Finn Russell: Ten things you should know about the Scotland fly-halfScotland‘s Finn Russell is a fly-half known for his attacking instincts. This highlights video shows how he can mix his kicks, flicks and tricks to create try-scoring opportunities for himself and his team-mates while below we tell you more about the No 10.Ten things you should know about Finn Russell1. Finn Russell was born on 23 September 1992 in Stirling. He stands at 6ft (182cm) tall and weighs 13st 10lb (87kg).2. He worked for three years as a stonemason after secondary school while playing amateur rugby. Speaking of this period with The Scottish Sun, Russell said: “On rainy days it could be pretty miserable… It could be tough but I enjoyed it.“I’d be making windowsills, door frames, fire places – even building walls. But compared to playing rugby, it’s night and day. If I ever have a bad day at training, I think back to what it was like working in that cold shed.”Related: Finn Russell Interview – “As long as I’ve got a smile on my face…”3. In 2013, Russell received the John Macphail Scholarship and spent 15 weeks playing rugby for local clubs in Christchurch, New Zealand. He also received specialist coaching at the Canterbury RFU’s international high performance unit.4. Russell can juggle – as can most of his family judging by this video… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Problems? Consider the alternative

first_img Please enter your comment! InspirationBy Charles TowneThe story is told of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale as he was walking down a street in New York City one day he was suddenly approached by a stranger. Being quite famous Dr. Peale was accustomed to having people approach him on the street, except this time the desperate man rushed up and grabbed him by the lapels exclaiming, “Please Dr. Peale, you have to help me, I’ve got some problems, and I just can’t handle them any more!” Dr. Peale said, “If you will let go of my coat, I will take you to a place that is full of people that don’t have any problems.” The man, greatly encouraged, replied enthusiastically “Sir, if you could do that I would give everything I own to go there!” Dr. Peale said, “You may not want to go there once you see the place. Come along, it is just a couple of blocks away.” Dr. Peale led the man to Forest Lawn Cemetery. Pointing, Dr. Peale said, “Look, there are tens of thousands of people in there, and I can assure you my good man, that not one of them has any problems!” It has been said that the true judge of a man’s character is in direct relationship to the size of his problems and how he handles them. I tend to agree with that. Always keep in mind that only dead people are trouble free, therefore, having troubles in your life is a pretty good indication that you are alive. The deal breaker is how you approach your problems. Some people view their problems as detrimental to their lives, others see problems as challenges, and once seen in that light, they are no longer problems but opportunities. My opportunity, which I must admit as having perceived as a problem for several years, is caring for my beloved wife, Nancy. Afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease she admittedly is a challenge, but a challenge and an opportunity for me to grow, and to be something I don’t believe I could have been without the “problem.” Remember, the only people that don’t have any problems are dead, so be thankful for your challenges. Thank you God, for calling me out, beyond myself, Amen.Charles Towne is a longtime resident of Apopka, a published author and member of Inspire Church. TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleOn This Day: Thurgood Marshall Sworn-InNext article2016 Ryder Cup – Day Two Summary Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR December 12, 2016 at 10:36 am Let our lives reflect the character of Jesus. Death is not to be feared, life without the Lifegiver, that is to be feared. Thanks for your comment, Charles December 31, 2016 at 10:28 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply center_img 2 COMMENTS Please enter your name here Charles Towne Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Linda Scott Wow! What a reality check! Maybe I will use that example on some one else who is “full of problems” and on myself at times, too! Thanks, again, for such inspirational articles! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

George Gregan interviewed after the loss to England

first_imgThursday Oct 11, 2007 George Gregan interviewed after the loss to England With the Wallabies out of the World Cup, we say goodbye to two great players that marked an era of Wallaby success that included a World Cup win in ’99, success in the Tri Nations, and Super 14 dominance with the Brumbies for many years.One of the best halfback pairings for a long time, Stephen Larkham and George Gregan were practically an institution at the Brumbies and the Wallabies. So much so that Chris Whitaker, Gregan’s understudy at international level, is the most capped player to start off the bench.Larkham was unfortunately injured for most of the tournament, which I feel played a huge role in the Australian machine not being able to fire on all cylinders on saturday. Without Larkham and Gregan working their magic for a final time, we sadly bid farewell to the maestros that partnered eachother 78 times at international level.For fourteen years of service to Wallaby and international rugby, George Gregan will not be seen again in the gold jersey and that is understandably difficult for him, especially ending it the way they did on saturday.Often misunderstood and disliked by the opposition fans, Gregan will be remembered not only for his commanding scrumhalf play, but as one of the great gentleman of the game who always acted with respect and dignity off the field.In this exclusive interview from rugby.com.au, George Gregan, the most capped international player ever, speaks about the dissapointment of losing this vital match. He also reflects on what went wrong, and the emotions involved in playing his final game for his country. “The aspect of sport that you learn is that you have your good times and your bad times, but you share it with great people.”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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe 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

What workers need to know about Korea

first_imgLarry Holmes, Workers World Party’s first secretary, led a three-person, party delegation to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the end of July. The DPRK was celebrating the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This is an abridged version of a report he gave to WWP’s New York branch on Aug. 15.WWP delegation, Deirdre Griswold, Larry Holmes, Elena Gilbert, at the Workers’ Party of Korea monument.Our trip has a history to it. We have been developing a relationship with the DPRK for more than 40 years.We were there to celebrate with people around the world the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement, which ended the hostilities but not the war. This is still a very big issue in lots of ways. Our comrades in the DPRK consider that they forced not only U.S. imperialism but all of its junior imperialist partners at that time, all far superior in terms of military and economic capabilities, to cease hostilities and sign at least a temporary armistice. They consider it a tremendous victory.We were in Pyongyang, this beautiful city, the capital of the DPRK. It had been completely destroyed in the war. My goodness, if you could see it now.We were there a full seven days. We had a few political meetings with leading members of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Usually also attending those meetings were delegations of other countries, representing not governments but left parties.The main activity was participating in parades, ceremonies, the opening of museums, a circus, recitals and many performances, with children doing unimaginable stuff to blow your mind.A high point for me was walking on the Pueblo [a captured U.S. spy ship]. You saw all the confessions of the spies.The purpose of our trip was simple — it was an important occasion for the DPRK and an opportune time to reaffirm our unwavering solidarity with them. We were not the only ones from the U.S. There was a delegation from the Socialist Workers Party. Progressive attorneys Ramsey Clark and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard were there, as was the Answer Coalition. To our knowledge, nobody else was there representing parties or organizations from the U.S.But there should have been hundreds of people from this country on the 60th anniversary of the ending of the war — from the peace movement, from the trade unions, from the oppressed communities. If things were really right, there should have been military veterans and — although we’re familiar mostly with GIs radicalized by the Vietnam War and the wars in the Middle East — GIs radicalized by the Korean War. That would have been so tremendous. We should think in terms of that.This is what should be the next time, given the necessary circumstances and conditions.Of course, the DPRK comrades wanted to give all their guests a good time, but also show how united they are, that they have an unwavering level of solidarity at this time of pressure from imperialism, show how strong they are, how resolved they are to defend themselves, and their capability to resist imperialist aggression.Koreans can’t be pushed aroundThis was my first time in the DPRK. They make a big impression. That military parade on July 27th, wow. And we thousands of guests weren’t the only ones from outside looking at it. There probably was a satellite up above from the Pentagon looking down at it. And the message from the Koreans was: Don’t mess with us. We want to be able to develop in peace. We want a peace treaty. We want unity. But if you think you’re going to push us around, it’s not going to go down that way.When imperialism is threatening to bomb them into oblivion, to starve them, of course they’re going to be tough and show how disciplined they are.People need to understand that and get beyond the propaganda, all the demonization and dehumanization. It would be such a great thing if more people from this country and from all around the world could actually visit the DPRK and talk to the people. That would be a weapon against the demonization. I wish that we could play a role in that.The level of society, the cultural level, what they put into making sure that everyone is healthy, that everybody is fed, that the children have schools, that every generation is taken care of, whether in Pyongyang or outside the city, is just incredible.Pyongyang has got to be the most beautiful city on the planet. And it’s not a small city. Some 3.5 million people — 14 percent of the total population — live there. It’s about the size of Chicago, but with a skyline that is immaculate, majestic and never-ending. It’s got parks for children and facilities for retired and elderly people. You walk around and you think of the U.S. propaganda — “It’s terrible there, it’s a slave state” — and you wish the people back home could see this.Defense alongside developmentEach day, we went to many different events. I couldn’t help thinking, “Imagine if our Korean comrades didn’t have to put so much into defending themselves against U.S. and Western imperialism and Japan and the puppet government in south Korea.”They’ve done it the best way you can, by incorporating the military with the people. They have a slogan, military first, but that also means that the military is involved in farming and construction. It is not only defending the country against outside aggression but is also helping to build and see to the everyday needs of the people. What if they could put all their resources into just building socialism? What they could do, based on what they’ve already done, is unimaginable.But based on revolutionary Marxism, it shouldn’t be on the backs of one relatively small country to fully build socialism and communism by itself. Marx would have considered that unscientific and impossible.I was looking recently at one of [WWP founder] Sam Marcy’s early documents, written at the beginning of the Korean War. The document was based on the worldwide significance of the war, which he felt that the movement, even those claiming to be revolutionaries, were not recognizing and appreciating. Part of the title of that document was “The Destiny of the American Working Class.” He argued against those who think that the struggle of the U.S. workers is separate from that of the workers around the world. He said the struggle of the people of Korea against imperialism and colonialism is deeply connected and intertwined with the struggle of the workers here, for higher wages and for unions.This is one of the reasons our name is not just “the socialist party” or “the communist party” but Workers World Party. The founding comrades wanted to make a point about having to think about the whole world proletariat, the whole world capitalist system and the global class war.A stronger movement here would take some of the burden off the shoulders of the people and party of the DPRK. Until that situation changes, they will be forced to go on with what they have. They will persevere. There is no doubt about that. They are tough and strong.Long live the DPRK!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

PDF of July 30 issue

first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.Portland: Resistance broadens.Fighting fascism, whitesupremacy, capitalismWORLD: Palestine; China.ALSO:NBA players defend Woj;USPS under attack;Billionaires push school reopening;Capitalism and technology;Mumia: ‘A rogue nation?’Library workers vs. racism;Seattle solidarity with Portland;No union busting;BLM impacts sports culture;‘Police-free schools!’COVID and RIMPAC;Stop ‘Operation Legend’.Editorials:Impasse over CARES-2;Best antitoxin? Solidarity!TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:MOVE anniversary Aug. 8;Soledad prison guards riot;Prisoners in struggle!Download the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Corn and Soybeans Promoted on Lt. Governor’s Trade Mission

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn and Soybeans Promoted on Lt. Governor’s Trade Mission SHARE Previous articleTop Farmer Conference Very Timely for Crop FarmersNext articlePork Processor Expanding Operations in Holland Michigan Gary Truitt Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann’s Delegation to Asia visited Korea during their two week trade mission and met with representatives from the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and U.S. Grains Council (USGC) at a reception for Indiana and South Korean agriculture leaders. “The Indiana soybean and corn representatives enjoyed the opportunity to visit with the USSEC and USGC staff while in South Korea and learn about their efforts to build new corn and soybean markets,” said Shelley McDaniel, treasurer of Indiana Soybean Alliance and farmer from Boonville, Ind.  “As Korean markets for corn and soybeans continue to grow, ISA is pleased to be a member of Lt. Governor Ellspermann’s delegation to Asia to represent Indiana soybean farmers.”In addition to McDaniel, Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) President Dennis Maple of Greentown, Ind. and ISA/ICMC Director of Grain Marketing programs Rosalind Leeck also served as members of the delegation.While in South Korea, Lt. Gov. Ellspermann’s delegation encouraged the country’s agricultural leaders to look to Indiana for quality soybeans, corn and related products. USSEC and USGC staff in South Korea are responsible for promoting and developing markets for U.S. soybeans and corn. “To support a growing economy in Indiana, we must continue to develop more business relationships in all parts of the world,” Ellspermann said. “The agricultural trade mission is helping us build on the strong trade relations that Indiana already has with Korea and allowing us to enhance our global leadership in agriculture.”The U.S. exported 20 million bushels of soybeans to South Korea in 2013, 54 percent of the country’s whole soybean imports.  Historically, the U.S. has a strong relationship trading corn to South Korea, which consumes about 300 million bushels each year and USGC is working to strengthen that relationship and increase the market in the country for products like DDGS. ISA and ICMC – the state’s soybean and corn checkoff organizations – are working to inform countries throughout Asia about the quality of Indiana corn and soybean products available for trade, including soybean meal.  In May, ISA and the U.S. Soybean Export Council hosted a program in South Korea for feed manufacturers and nutritionists to learn more about U.S. soybean meal. “The presence of Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council on this trip has enriched our conversations with our trade partners throughout Korea and shown new ways we can strengthen and grow our business relationships,” said Ted McKinney, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.  “Being a global leader in agriculture takes a team, and we appreciate ISA and ICMC’s commitment to this goal.”In addition to South Korea, the trade delegation visited Japan and Taiwan during the 12-day trip which ended on June 27.“Our visit to Korea with Lt. Gov. Ellspermann reflects the growing trade relationship between Indiana and Asian countries,” said Maple. “As a long-time market for U.S. crops, Korea offers Indiana corn farmers new opportunities for trade relationships and ICMC is actively pursuing those prospects in cooperation with the U.S. Grains Council. We are pleased that our efforts come with support from local and state leaders.” By Gary Truitt – Jul 1, 2014 Indiana Corn and Soybeans Promoted on Lt. Governor’s Trade Mission SHARElast_img read more

Update – Army experts remove object from Burnfoot flat

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook A Burnfoot filling station has reopened following an overnight security operation which ended with army experts removing a suspicious object from the scene.The object was discovered in a flat over the filling station last evening, and gardai called in the army EOD.Gardai say an investigation is continuing, but the filling station has now reopened and there are no traffic restrictions in the area. WhatsApp Update – Army experts remove object from Burnfoot flat By News Highland – February 18, 2014 Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Previous articleRifle seized and man arrested following search of Ballyshannon houseNext articleGardai investigate sudden death in Stranorlar News Highland last_img read more

City to open Soho homeless shelter

first_img Tags Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Email Address* DHS Commissioner Steven Banks. (Getty, Google Maps)The city plans to open a homeless shelter in Soho, which is already atwitter over the de Blasio administration’s proposal to upzone the ritzy neighborhood.The Department of Social Services would house 200 men in a converted garage at 349 Canal Street. It would be the first permanent shelter in Manhattan’s Community Board 2, which covers Soho, Greenwich Village, the West Village, Noho and Little Italy.“This high-quality facility will be the first shelter of its kind in this community district, offering 200 New Yorkers experiencing homelessness the opportunity to get back on their feet safely and closer to their anchors of life in these unprecedented times,” a spokesperson for the Department of Social Services and the Department of Homeless Services wrote in an email.ADVERTISEMENTThe agency has for three years been pushing the notion that every area should have a homeless shelter because every area has homeless people, and that keeping them near their jobs, support networks and schools helps keep their lives from spiraling out of control.But it routinely encounters intense opposition from locals, especially to shelters for single men.Still, the spokesperson added optimistically, “Working together with neighbors and not-for-profit service provider Westhab, we’re confident that these New Yorkers will be warmly welcomed — and through collaborative support and compassion, we will make this the best experience it can be for all.”The community board has just one shelter — a commercial hotel — that will be closed as the city phases out its use of hotels in favor of permanent facilities. A city representative made a presentation to the community board last week.“These men will not come in directly off the street, as is the case with some homeless shelters,” Sean Sweeney, director of the Soho Alliance neighborhood group, emailed community members over the weekend. “Instead, they will be vetted at a transitional homeless center and must qualify to be admitted to this facility. The goal is to move them into permanent housing.”The targeted building is a four-story parking garage that would be gut-renovated and converted, a process that would take about 18 months.The garage’s owner, Park-It Management, said it is in talks with the city to lease the property to David Levitan’s Liberty One Group, one of the largest private-shelter landlords in the city.“It would probably be a long-term lease, because it’s going to take a lot of work to convert it,” Park-It Management owner Gary Spindler said.Spindler added that city taxes on parking facilities have squeezed the business, making alternative uses for his properties more attractive.“Tell the city to call me. I have other garages,” he said.The de Blasio administration in 2017 launched a campaign dubbed “Turning the Tide.” It aimed to reduce the city’s reliance on commercial hotels and cluster sites and to open 90 shelters with better social services throughout the city. Part of the rationale for spreading shelters around was to ease the burden on disadvantaged communities, which tend to have a disproportionate number of them.But the campaign and other efforts to shelter the homeless have faced pushback. Residents on the Upper West Side, for example, launched an effort last year to pressure the city to relocate homeless men who were staying in the Lucerne Hotel. The men are still there as the case is tied up in court.In Soho, meanwhile, the city’s plan to rezone has pitted advocates who feel the neighborhood should provide more affordable housing against locals who call the proposed scale out-of-context and a give-away to real estate interests.Contact Rich Bockmann Bill de BlasiohomelessnessRezoningsoholast_img read more

An experimental study of growth in relation to morphology and shoot water content in maritime Antarctic mosses

first_imgThe dependence of shoot growth and growth form on water availability was studied experimentally in six species of maritime Antarctic moss. Under all conditions the largest growth increments were observed in the hydric species Brachythecium austro-salebrosum and Drepanocladus uncinatus. The xeric Andreaea depressinervis grew the least. Lateral shoot production varied within and between species. Over 50 % of the biomass produced in D. uncinatus was derived from lateral shoot production, whereas Polytrichum alpestre produced very few lateral shoots and A. depressinervis produced none. Leaf density and leaf size also varied with total water content. In all species growth ceased at total water contents of 100% d. wt or less. However, the total water content at which maximum growth was observed differed between species. Racomitrium austro-georgicum (mesic/xeric) had the lowest optimum for growth at 370% of d. wt and D. uncinatus (hydric) exhibited maximum growth between 890 and 2300% d. wt. Optimum total water contents for growth were greater than those at full turgor and published optima for net assimilation. Growth and total water content of these Antarctic mosses were similar to those reported for temperate species.last_img read more

Snow Men’s and Women’s Soccer Compete At Laramie, Wyo. This Past Weekend

first_imgAugust 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Snow Men’s and Women’s Soccer Compete At Laramie, Wyo. This Past Weekend Written by Brad James Tags: Snow College soccer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLARAMIE, Wyo.-Saturday, Snow College men’s and women’s soccer competed at a series at Laramie County (Wyo.) Community College.The men suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the host Golden Eagles 2-1, only to rebound later that afternoon with a 1-0 win over the Cloud County (Kan.) Thunderbirds.Badgers head coach Nuno Gourgel (who coaches both the men’s and women’s teams), said the men are “still trying to figure out how to play together” and fulfill “what is expected of them.” Gourgel hopes to see more consistency from the men.The women played Laramie County to a scoreless tie and routed Cloud County 6-0.Gourgel said “there were a lot of positives” for the women and these matches will help prepare his squad for a “tough conference schedule.”The Badgers are again in action later on Monday as the men and women will have respective matches against the NCAA Division II Dixie State Trailblazers.last_img read more