Am I being too upbeat? Well, look at the England XV that won the U20 World Championship in 2014. Like France, only one player has established himself in the senior side – captain and second-row Maro Itoje (although loose-forward Ross Moriarty has been capped by Wales).Prop Paul Hill came off the bench against Italy last month for his one and only cap, but elsewhere the English class of 2014 have actually had fewer top-flight opportunities than their French counterparts.Youthful promise: Maro Itoje has gone from World Cup success at Junior level to full honoursFull-Back Aaron Morris (Saracens) and wings Howard Packman (Northampton) and Nathan Earle (Saracens) are on loan at Championship side London Scottish because, as Earle explained to The Rugby Paper in January, “it’s tough for youngsters to get game time in the Premiership or Champions Cup”.Also on loan at Scottish is the Bath hooker Tom Woolstencroft, while Northampton Saints prop Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi has been farmed out to Moseley. Two more players in the Championship are flanker Gus Jones (London Welsh) and scrum-half Henry Taylor (Bedford).Nick Tomkins, Paul Hill, Charlie Ewels, Billy Burns and James Chisholm are all with Premiership clubs but none are regular starters. In fact, other than Itoje and Moriarty, only Harlequins centre Harry Sloan has been a regular presence in his club’s starting line-up this season. TAGS: Highlight We all know who’s to blame for the decline of France as a rugby power. Foreigners. It’s what everyone says, from Philippe Saint-Andre to Guy Noves, to most of the media. Midi Olympique used the excuse in its Monday edition, under a two-page feature entitled “Where have all our players gone?” Midi’s focus was on the France Under-20 squad, interviewing head coach Olivier Magne, listing the obstacles in the path of the Baby Blues in their quest to graduate into senior rugby, and describing the fate of the France U20 squad that won the 2014 Six Nations Grand Slam.Of the XV that started the match that season against England (which France won 21-15), only Toulouse flanker Yacouba Camara has subsequently been capped at senior level, although Bordeaux scrum-half Baptiste Serin was called into the France squad during the recent Six Nations. Elsewhere centre Xavier Mignot has been a regular starter for Grenoble this season, while full-back Robinson Caire made ten appearances for the same club last season before being drafted into the France Sevens squad this year, joining Stephen Parez, a member of the 2014 France U20 team.Obstacles: France U20s coach Olivier Magne says graduating to a Top 14 side is not easyFly-half Brandon Fajardo has played 14 times for Pau this season, second-row Arthur Iturria has appeared eight times (though just one start) for Clermont and centre François Bouvier has played 12 times for Agen. Game time has been harder to come by for No 8 François Cros, who’s made four appearances off the bench this season for Toulouse, while loosehead prop Oleg Ishchenko has been used as a sub by Montpellier three times.The rest of the XV have featured in the ProD2 with hooker Romain Ruffenach and wing Kylan Hamdaoui regular starters for Biarritz, tighthead prop Tommy Raynaud honing his craft at Narbonne, and second-row Jean-Baptiste Singer a member of the all-conquering Lyon squad.In fact only flanker Jean-Blaise Lespinasse has failed to play any senior rugby this season, the blind-side playing for the Bordeaux academy XV having made a handful of senior starts in the 2014-15 campaign.Graduated with honours: Yacouba Camara has been one of few successes at U20 level recentlyFor Midi Olympique this was a poor return two years after winning the Under-20 Grand Slam. In their opinion more of that squad should have been capped by France, or at the least should be playing more Top 14 rugby, rather than being cast into what the paper described as a rugby “desert”. The cause of the expulsion? Foreigners, the paper repeating the statistic offered up by Guy Noves last week that 63% of players in the Top 14 are outsiders.I disagree with Midi Olympique’s negative assessment. One should not forget that most of the France U20 squad of 2014 are still only 21, raw in rugby terms, and yet half have already played several times for their Top 14 clubs. That should be a source of encouragement for the French, the fact that clubs are giving them the opportunities. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It’s an easy get-out for French rugby that the influx of talented imports have dented their standing in the international game, but is it so simple? Outstanding: Inspiration French hooker Guilhem Guirado came through in the U21 side a decade agoIf young Frenchmen are good enough they will make it. For example, take the France U21 matchday squad that beat the Baby Boks ten years ago this summer to win the U21 World Championship. Eleven of them – including Guilhem Guirado, Maxime Mermoz and Damien Chouly – have gone on to be capped at senior level, which is the same number of South Africans.Young French players have the opportunity to make it to the top. Some will and some won’t. Injuries may end some hopes while others may fall out of love with the game. A few just won’t have the determination.Blaming too many foreigners in the Top 14 for the decline of France as a world force is the easy way-out. But it’s wrong. There’s actually an argument for saying that without the number of foreigners in the Top 14 France would be in an even worse state than they already are. Foreign players have brought with them not just their skills and experience, but also their work ethic, opening the eyes of French players to the dedication required to be the best.
House H / HAO DesignSave this projectSaveHouse H / HAO DesignSave this picture!© Hey! Cheese+ 46Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs: Hey! Cheese Save this picture!© Hey! CheeseRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. This project is a multipurpose space that combines a studio and exhibition space featuring furniture for sale. The property, a unit in a row of old townhouses, is located in Kaohsiung City’s Zuoying District. The 36 year-old house has a retro, warm and inviting exterior and retains the split-level floor plan popular in the 1960s. Past occupants have made additions according to their needs, including a sheet metal shack and windows with iron grating.Save this picture!© Hey! CheeseThe first floor of the building is 11 ping (approximately 36 square meters). It has a narrow facade and hence the interior does not let in a lot of light, obscuring the building’s original beautiful exterior. We removed the interior staircase, the iron grated windows facing the street and the sheet metal shack (which was a kitchen) added to the back of the first floor. We spruced the space up by adding exterior stairs and a courtyard, in order to let the old house regain its original style and charm.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!DiagramThe space was originally designated as a studio and exhibition space for Japanese furniture, but because of the floor plan, the building’s three rooms were all separated by solid walls and blocked by staircases. The entire space was fragmented and incoherent. First, we removed the solid walls separating the staggered floors and moved the stairs outdoors to expand the interior space of the structure so that light from the courtyard can enter. We expanded the space by using glass which allows light to penetrate freely, thus improving interactivity. Now, each space can interact with their neighbors. In order to highlight the beautiful characteristics of the townhouse, such as the circular chamfer of the windows, we used the color white as our base to create a clean, uncluttered space for exhibiting furniture.Save this picture!© Hey! CheeseSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hey! CheeseAs for the stairs, they are now the only thing connecting the individual floors. In order to add something new to climbing up and down stairs, we added a slant to the French windows on the second floor so that people will step on a triangular platform when they move outside via the exterior stairs. This also creates a livelier facade. The path through the house is strung together by the exterior stairs so occupants and visitors weave in and out, enjoying the excitement of exploring all the various boxed spaces.Originally published on March 29, 2017Save this picture!© Hey! CheeseProject gallerySee allShow lessDaikin Ales Aoya Expansion / Takenaka CorporationSelected ProjectsLotus House / MW archstudioSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Taiwan (ROC) Interior Designers: HAO Design Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses Area: 36 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects House H / HAO Design “COPY” Taiwan (ROC) 2016 Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868049/house-h-hao-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868049/house-h-hao-design Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeHAO DesignOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergTaiwan (ROC)Published on June 16, 2020Cite: “House H / HAO Design” 15 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
One of President Bush’s verbal gaffes denies the existence of legacies – which could be worrying for fundraisers. One of President Bush’s verbal gaffes denies the existence of legacies – which could be worrying for fundraisers. As President Bush begins his tour of Europe, it’s an appropriate time to recall one of his gaffes from earlier in the year. Apparently, legacies do not exist. On 31 January 2001, President Bush said: “There’s no such thing as legacies. At least, there is a legacy, but I’ll never see it.” Advertisement Bush doesn’t believe in legacies 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 June 2001 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New initiatives fund launches to promote democracy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Electoral Commission has launched a £250,000 fund to promote engagement with democratic processes and elections.The New Initiatives Fund is designed to enable organisations to run innovative projects encouraging people to get more involved with deciding how their communities are run, as well as promoting understanding of how local, national and European government works.The fund is being established under Section 13 of the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000, which enables the Commission to make grants to other bodies or individuals with the aim of promoting public understanding of democratic processes within the UK. The Commission works to ensure public confidence and participation in the democratic process within the United Kingdom through modernisation of the electoral process, promotion of public awareness of electoral matters, and regulation of political parties. Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 October 2002 | News 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Decision on funding allocations will be made by The Electoral Commission’s six commissioners, after ensuring that they meet set qualification criteria. The criteria include that the project must not promote a particular political or policy objective. The fund’s budget will be set for each financial year.The Chairman of The Electoral Commission, Sam Younger, says: “We all want a healthy democracy, and the new initiatives fund will provide help for organisations working at reconnecting people with voting and their democratic institutions.”The Commission is now accepting applications from local and national groups working on projects across various sections of society, such as young people, ethnic minorities or those with disabilities, and is particularly keen to receive applications from community-based groups working with local people.A downloadable application form and information leaflet can be found on the Commission’s Web site, or you can request one from the Liaison Team on 020 7271 0592.
Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police in Derry are investigating a report of an aggravated burglary at a house in the Edenmore Street area in the early hours of this morning.A number of men believed to have been armed with an iron bar and other weapons, forced entry to the house at around 3.45am.Several people inside the property sustained injuries following the incident, none thought to be life threatening at this time.Anyone with any information relating to the incident is asked to contact police at Strand Road on 101. Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – February 10, 2020 Facebook Police investigating aggravated burglary in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Previous articleMilford Gardai search house after driver tested positive for drugsNext articleHSE responds to Ballytrim House HIQA report News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
ABC News(NEW YORK) — The unusually late winter-like storm that hit California on Wednesday is continuing through Thursday morning. About 5 inches of rain fell in Venado, California, Wednesday, making it the city’s rainiest May day ever. Santa Rosa also broke a record with more than 2 inches. Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California should see a bit more rain later Thursday morning.The storm system is forecast to move inland by Thursday evening, delivering more rain and, in the western Rockies, some snow. Windy conditions are expected in the Southwest ahead of the storm.As the system heads east, severe storms are forecast to break out in the central U.S. on Friday, with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes all possible.A separate storm system in the upper Midwest is forming ahead of the western storm, with severe weather likely stretching down into the mid-Mississippi Valley region.These storms on Wednesday delivered damaging hail and winds from the Dakotas down into Arkansas. More severe weather, including heavy rain and large hail and damaging winds, is expected Thursday from Nebraska to Ohio.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Nationwide is to analyse its employee and customer surveys and businessperformance figures to find which factors affecting staff satisfaction have thebiggest impact on the bottom line. Tony Houchen, senior manager for personnel planning at the building society,said it plans to link the findings of employee satisfaction survey to customersatisfaction and bottom-line performance to find out where to concentrateresources. “If we can focus our efforts as an HR function on those areas which aremost important for our employees but also benefit our membership and businessperformance, that is going to give us the pay-back,” he said. John Wrighthouse, head of personnel planning and development for Nationwide,said it also wants to establish a database with survey specialist ORCInternational to compare its staff satisfaction surveys with other ORC clients.Last year, Nationwide analysed five years’ worth of staff surveys, and foundthat base pay is more important to them than benefits. As a result, it alteredpay structure so staff could move from the minimum to maximum level in threeyears, rather than seven to nine. Previous Article Next Article Nationwide to learn from staff surveysOn 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today
View post tag: SSBN Russia: SSBN Yury Dolgoruky to Launch Bulava in June Equipment & technology View post tag: Navy Fifteenth (first in 2011) test launch of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Bulava for the first time will be carried out by its standard carrier – newest Project 955 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yury Dolgoruky, said official spokesman for Russian defense ministry Col. Igor Konashenkov.Seven out of 14 earlier performed launches were successful. Previous launch of the missile was carried out on Oct 29, 2010 by SSBN Dmitry Donskoy (Project 941U). The test took place in the White Sea; all warheads were effectively delivered to the Kura Range, Kamchatka. All previous launches were held by SSBN Dmitry Donskoy as well. “It is planned to conduct coming 15th Bulava test launch by standard carrier – SSBN Yury Dolgoruky”, Konashenkov said.As for him, defense ministry will continue Bulava flight development tests since mid-June 2011.SLBM Bulava is expected to become the core of Russia’s naval strategic nuclear force; new Bulava-designed submarines have been already laid down.SLBM Bulava (in international contracts – RSM-56; on NATO classification – SS-NX-30) is the newest Russian three-stage solid fuel ballistic missile launched by submarines.Bulava was designed in the Moscow Thermotechnics Institute. Its flight range is 8,000 km; launch weight is 36.8 tons; number of stages is 3; number of warheads is 6 x 150 kilotons; guidance system is inertial; throw-weight is 1,150 kg; length in launch container is 12.1 meters; length without warhead is 11.5 meters.Bulava-carriers are modernized Project 941UM nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Dmitry Donskoy and Project 955 Borei subs – Yury Dolgoruky, Alexander Nevsky, Vladimir Monomakh and further ones. Totally, it is planned to build 8 submarines of this type till 2015.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, June 5, 2011; View post tag: News by topic View post tag: launch View post tag: Naval View post tag: Russia View post tag: Bulava View post tag: Dolgoruky Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: SSBN Yury Dolgoruky to Launch Bulava in June Share this article View post tag: June June 5, 2011 View post tag: Yury
Governor Eric J. Holcomb Announces New Appointments And Reappointments To Various State Boards And Commissions21st Century Energy Policy Development Task ForceThe Governor made seven appointments to the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force, whose terms expire Dec. 2, 2020:Bill Fine (Greenwood), Utility Consumer Counselor for the State of IndianaJohn Graham (Bloomington), retiring dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental AffairsKay Pashos (Indianapolis), partner at IceMiller legal counsel, practicing in the area of energy and utilities lawPhilip Powell (Indianapolis), associate dean of academic programs, clinical associate professor of business economic and public policy, and Daniel C. Smith Faculty Fellow at the Indiana University Kelley School of BusinessWallace E. Tyner (West Lafayette), James & Lois Ackerman chair and professor of agricultural economics at Purdue UniversityDonna Walker (Bloomington), president and CEO of Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.Juan Pablo Carvallo (Berkeley, CA), scientific engineering associate in the electricity markets and policy group at Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryCapital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion CountyThe Governor made two appointments to the Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, whose terms will expire Jan. 15, 2021:Sarah Fisher (Indianapolis), retired IndyCar driver, CEO and business ownerEarl Goode (Indianapolis), chief of staff for Gov. Eric J. HolcombIndiana State Egg BoardThe Governor made five reappointments to the Indiana State Egg Board, whose terms will expire June 30, 2022:Bryan Johnson (Orleans), with Riverview Farms, representing the Indiana Farm BureauDarrin Karcher (West Lafayette), with Purdue University, representing the Office of Agricultural Research ProgramsBlair Kriner (Indianapolis), with Delco Foods, representing the food service industryThomas Lafferty (Noblesville), with Blackford County Foods, representing the Indiana Grocery & Convenience Store AssociationAlex Seger (Jasper), with Wabash Valley Produce, representing the Egg Council of the Indiana State Poultry AssociationIntegrated Public Safety CommissionThe Governor made two new appointments to the Integrated Public Safety Commission, who will serve at the pleasure of the Governor:Hon. Jim Fulwider (Crawfordsville), president of the board of Commissioners of Montgomery CountyHon. Michael Nielsen (Lebanon), sheriff of Boone CountyTask Force for Services for Individuals with Intellectual & Other Developmental DisabilitiesThe Governor made the following appointments to the Task Force for Services for Individuals with Intellectual & Other Developmental Disabilities, who will serve at the pleasure of the Governor.Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will chair the Task Force as the Governor’s designeeJonathan Burlison (Indianapolis), CEO of Bridges of IndianaSteve Cook (Brownsburg), president of INARFKim Dodson (Westfield), executive director of The Arc of IndianaShawn Fulton (Marion), president of Self-Advocates of IndianaJoe Langerak (Evansville), attorney with Jackson Kelly PLLCKathleen McAllen (Indianapolis), senior consultant with G2 GroupJason Meyer (Roanoke), president and CEO of Passages, Inc.Danie’l Mize (Columbus), board member of The Arc of Indiana and Self-Advocates of IndianaState Agency Representatives Based On Statutory RequirementsOChristine Dahlberg, director of the Governor’s Council for People with DisabilitiesTrent Fox, chief of staff for the Indiana State Department of HealthEric Heater, interim Deputy Director of Adult Services with the Division of Mental Health & AddictionDr. Nancy Holsapple, special education director with the Indiana Department of EducationDavid Reed, deputy director of Child Welfare ServicesSarah Renner, deputy director of the Division of AgingJulie Reynolds, director of strategic initiatives with the Division of Disability & Rehabilitative ServicesAllison Taylor, director of the Office of Medicaid Policy & Planning FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Marilyn Odendahl for www.theindianalawyer.comAttorneys could be tapped to handle cases under the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana’s new mandatory pro bono rule before the end of this year.The District Court has adopted Local Rule 87, which is designed to bolster the number of lawyers available to represent pro se litigants at no charge. Two pools of attorneys will be created — the volunteer panel will consist of lawyers who offer their services to the court, and the obligatory panel will be filled with lawyers who are required to provide representation.Unrepresented litigants who have shown the court they cannot afford legal assistance and whose cases have cleared substantial hurdles, like surviving summary judgment, will be provided pro bono attorneys. If none of the volunteer attorneys take the case, the court will pull a lawyer from the obligatory pool.Attorneys who have appeared before the court at least 10 times in civil cases during 2015 will be placed in the obligatory panel and assigned cases. The calculation is based on the number of court appearances filed, not on the length of time representing a particular client. If a lawyer files an appearance in 2015 and the case continues through 2016 and into 2017, the court will only count that as one appearance.The new rule will take effect Sept. 1, 2016, but the first obligatory panel will not become active until Oct. 1. Lawyers chosen to be in the first round will be notified of their selection about a month in advance.New obligatory panels will be pulled together each quarter. Similar to jury pools, attorneys who are placed in the panel but not given a case will be absolved from serving in the obligatory panels created during the next three quarters.Malpractice insurance coverage will be available through the Heartland Pro Bono Counsel and the Indiana Pro Bono Districts.The new rule was formulated by a court-appointed committee in response to a series of remands from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Cases were being sent back because the Chicago panel felt the District Court should have recruited counsel to represent the indigent litigants. Many of these litigants are incarcerated.Posted for public comment in May 2016, the proposed rule brought 10 written comments which, according to the court, is a record.In response to concerns from the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association, the court altered the language in the Duties of Recruited Counsel section. Now an attorney tapped from the obligatory panel has seven days to file a motion to withdraw if representing the pro se litigant would conflict with an existing client.Lawyers who provide their services pro bono to unrepresented litigants will be able to recoup some money for expenses.According to a general order issued with the announcement of the adoption of the new rule, attorneys recruited to provide representation may petition the court for prepayment or reimbursement of certain out-of-pocket expenses.The expenses considered appropriate for reimbursement or prepayment include deposition and transcription costs; travel expenses; fees for serving papers and appearance of witnesses; interpreter services; and costs of photocopies, photographs and telephone calls.Attorneys must get approval in advance if the expense will exceed $1,000. Also, all requests for payment of expenses must be filed with and approved by the judge assigned to the case. No payment will be made without a court order.The money for the expenses will be appropriated from the court’s Library Fund. Recruited counsel who are awarded fees must repay the fund for any expenses paid as part of litigating the case.The District Court is preparing resources to help attorneys who represent these clients. It is planning a continuing legal education program for Sept. 21, and it will be making James Chapman available to attorneys who have questions about their pro bono cases. Chapman is an Illinois attorney and has worked extensively with prisoners through his organization, the Illinois Institute for Community Law and Affairs.For more information, attorneys should visit the Southern Indiana District Court’s website and click on the “Pro Bono Opportunities & Resources” bar in the center of the screen.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail