All Blacks team to play Australia in RWC semi-final

first_imgAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 14: (L-R)Owen Franks, Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodock pack down for the scrum during a New Zealand All Blacks IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 training session at Trusts Stadium on October 14, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) (L-R)Owen Franks, Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodock pack down for the scrum during trainingAll Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today announced the All Blacks team for their Semifinal match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup against Australia at Eden Park, Auckland, on Sunday October 16.The All Blacks starting XV, which will again be captained by Richie McCaw, features just three changes to the team that beat Argentina 33-10 in last weekend’s Quarterfinal: Aaron Cruden, who came off the bench last week, is starting at first five-eighth in place of the injured Colin Slade; Israel Dagg comes in for the injured Mils Muliaina at fullback, and Richard Kahui comes onto the left wing, with Sonny Bill Williams moving to the bench.  Other changes on the bench see Andy Ellis get the back-up halfback spot, with Stephen Donald the back up 10.Henry said: “The team was very happy with the way they played in the Quarterfinal win over Argentina.  It was a really intense battle and that’s what we needed heading into this weekend’s match.  We have been building slowly this week to be ready for Sunday night when we know there will need to be a further lift in intensity and physicality.  It’s a Semifinal in the Rugby World Cup and the team is excited by the challenge that lies ahead.”The All Blacks versus Australia is one of the oldest rugby rivalries in history – the teams have played each other 142 times with 96 wins to the All Blacks, 41 to Australia and five draws. The last Test between the two sides was the final match of this year’s Tri Nations tournament in Brisbane. The teams have met twice at the Rugby World Cup, in the 1991 and 2003 Semifinals.  The All Blacks have played Australia 22 times at Eden Park, with New Zealand victorious on 18 occasions, and Australia last winning there in 1986. Reserves:16.       Andrew Hore (60)17.       Ben Franks (14)18.       Ali Williams (71)19.       Victor Vito (12)20.       Andy Ellis (24)21.       Stephen Donald (22)22.       Sonny Bill Williams (12)Number of Test caps in brackets LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Starting XV:1.         Tony Woodcock (81)2.         Keven Mealamu (90)3.         Owen Franks (29)4.         Samuel Whitelock (23)5.         Brad Thorn (57)6.         Jerome Kaino (46)7.         Richie McCaw – captain (101)8.         Kieran Read (34)9.         Piri Weepu (54)10.       Aaron Cruden (7)11.       Richard Kahui (15)12.       Ma’a Nonu (64)13.       Conrad Smith (53)14.       Cory Jane (29)15.       Israel Dagg (10)last_img read more

Five Funniest Moments of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Season

first_imgWednesday Jun 18, 2014 Five Funniest Moments of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Season Last week we posted the Five Biggest Hits of the Aviva Premiership Season, and today we’ve got a quick compilation of five of the funniest, as put together by Premiership Rugby. Most of these have been featured on here before – see the Related Posts – but they’re worth watching again. In no particular order, it’s Nick Easter tripping over the drinks cooler, Joe Marler getting cheeky with the referee, Schalk Brits colliding and coming off second best with Wayne Barnes, ref JP Doyle getting smacked in the side of the head and an inflatable ball taking out the crossbar.View more bizarre moments in our funnies and see it to believe it sectionsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

USDA Funds Rural Energy Projects

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 25, 2012 Vilsack says the REAP program has helped fund over 6,000 projects over the last three years. “Over 4300 energy efficiency projects, over 1000 solar energy projects, 325 wind projects, 52 anaerobic digesters, 24 biofuel and biodiesel projects, 162 geothermal projects and 22 hybrid projects,” said the secretary. The REAP funding announced today includes projects that incorporate solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower, as well as biodiesel and ethanol. There are a couple of projects that will fund blender pumps that might help get sales of 15% ethanol moving now that EPA has given final approval to allow that fuel in the marketplace. Blender pump grants were awarded in Georgia and Missouri. Home Energy USDA Funds Rural Energy Projects USDA Funds Rural Energy Projects Facebook Twitter Source Domestic fuel by Cindy Zimmerman Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has selected for funding 450 projects focused on helping agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy consumption and costs; use renewable energy technologies in their operation; and/or conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy projects. Funding is made available through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) under the 2008 Farm Bill. Previous articleSupreme Court Rules on Arizona’s Immigration LawNext articleState Ag Directors Discuss Common Problems Gary Truitt SHARElast_img read more

Journalist shot dead in Huila province

first_img Follow the news on Colombia Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today expressed extreme concern at the murder of radio journalist Gimbler Perdomo Zamora in the town of Gigante, in the southern province of Huila, on 1 December.”Although we do not know exactly why he was killed, we demand that everything be done to find those responsible for this despicable deed so they can be tried and punished for it,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to the country’s prosecutor-general, Luis Camilo Osorio. “Since the beginning of this year, three journalists and two media assistants have been murdered in Colombia while doing their job.”Perdomo Zamora, who owned radio station Panorama FM 89.3 Estereo, was shot dead by two men and a woman as he was leaving a cybercafé in Gigante with his wife.The journalist presented a morning news programme in which he read the headlines of national and local papers and reported news found on the Internet. He also had a phone-in programme. He set up the station three years ago after nearly 10 years as a member of the town council for the Liberal Party, during which time he took part in the 1999 removal from office of the mayor for embezzlement.Perdomo Zamora conducted campaigns to help poor people and also exposed the shortcomings of public services in the town. His family and colleagues said he had not been directly threatened.Friends said he had always been very careful how he dealt with news about the country’s civil war but that anything was possible in the region, where the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is very active. FARC has been accused of kidnapping a member of parliament, Orlando Beltrán Cuellar, who owns half the radio station, and of making threats this year that have driven all civil servants out of the town to live in the provincial capital, Neiva. to go further Reports October 21, 2020 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin Americacenter_img News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas Organisation December 3, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist shot dead in Huila province ColombiaAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Newslast_img read more

‘Harmonise Contact Tracing With The Right To Privacy’: New Plea In Kerala HC Against Mandatory Use Of ‘Aarogya Setu’ App For Employees

first_imgNews Updates’Harmonise Contact Tracing With The Right To Privacy’: New Plea In Kerala HC Against Mandatory Use Of ‘Aarogya Setu’ App For Employees Akshita Saxena11 May 2020 1:14 AMShare This – x”Mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu on persons under threat of criminal prosecution, making it a condition to the exercise of other basic rights and services, including the right to practice a profession or carry on an occupation, trade, or business under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution, amounts to an unconstitutional condition.” A petition has been filed in the Kerala High…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu on persons under threat of criminal prosecution, making it a condition to the exercise of other basic rights and services, including the right to practice a profession or carry on an occupation, trade, or business under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution, amounts to an unconstitutional condition.” A petition has been filed in the Kerala High Court, challenging the “unconstitutional, unduly onerous and privacy infringing” directives issued by the Centre making the use of ‘Aarogya Setu’ app mandatory for public and private employees and persons residing in containment zones. The plea has been filed by the Managing Partner of Leetha Industries, Jackson Mathew, who has been made responsible, in the aftermath of the Govt order, to ensure 100% coverage of the App in his organization. At the outset, the Petitioner has clarified that he does not contest the use of “contact-tracing apps” however, strives to highlight that the Aarogya Setu app, in its present form, “disproportionately invades” the Constitutional rights of individuals. He has thus prayed for harmonization of contact tracing with the right to privacy of individuals. The plea states that existence of a pandemic does not efface the Constitutional rights of individuals and hence, contact tracing must be “reconciled” with these rights. However, it is pointed out that Contact-tracing apps are experimental technology whose harms are not yet fully understood. “By their very nature, contact tracing apps collect, store, and use sensitive personal data. For this reason, their utilisation raises serious questions about the rights to privacy, data protection and security, and informational self-determination,” the plea states. The Petitioner has submitted that when compared to alternatives in use in other countries, Aarogya Setu is significantly more intrusive in terms of data collection. He has emphasized that the Aarogya Setu creates a centralised data collection system, by design. This is opposed to a decentralised system, which is in use in many countries. “A decentralised system is relatively as efficacious in tackling Covid-19, while being significantly more protective of privacy and other fundamental rights. Consequently, despite the availability – and international use – of less intrusive alternatives, the Indian government has chosen a more intrusive alternative, with no explanation as to whether other models were considered, or why they were rejected. It is important to note that design choices in cases involving data collection are not merely questions of policy, but directly impact fundamental rights, and are therefore subject to rigorous judicial review,” the Petitioner has submitted. In particular, Petitioner has pointed out the following issues with the Aarogya Setu app: Mandatory download of Aarogya Setu constitutes an infringement of the right to privacy, dignity, and liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution of India The App violates core principles of data privacy (as set out by the Supreme Court in KS Puttaswamy v. Union of India, (2017) 10 SCC 1 and KS Puttaswamy v. Union of India (II), (2019) 1 SCC 1), including “purpose limitation” and “data minimization”;It collects more personal data than is required to combat Covid-19 through contact-tracing, thus violating the principle of collection limitation;There is no prohibition against the sharing of personal information amongst different government departments of the Government of India, thus creating an enabling structure of surveillance and use of the data collected on the app for purposes other than tackling Covid-19 (such as, for example, use by the police);The App violates the basic precept of privacy by coercing consent under threat of prosecution and constitutes a prima facie violation of Article 21. Impugned Order fails to satisfy the requirement of legality as it lacks any legislative basis Mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu is prima facie contrary to Articles 14, 19, and 21 for it lacks a valid legal basis, and solely relies upon executive instructions.Reliance is placed on State of Madhya Pradesh v. Thakur Bharat Singh, 1967 (2) SCR 454, whereby it was held that all executive action, which operates to the prejudice of any person, must have the authority of law to support it.Neither the provisions of the Disaster Management Act or the Epidemic Diseases Act authorise the Respondent to infringe the privacy rights of Indian citizens. The App lacks both a legal framework, and legally enforceable procedural safeguards against abuse The only safeguards and privacy protections currently can be found in the “Terms of Service” and the ‘Privacy Policy” of the app, which can be changed unilaterally at the instance of Union of India. Thus, the fundamental right to privacy of the Petitioner is subject to a one-sided contract that he has been forced to enter into with Union of India, under the threat of criminal sanctions;Contact tracing apps are experimental technologies, with their efficacy under doubt, and numerous privacy concerns. For this reason, their use – if they are to be used – must take place within a strict rule of law framework, and must be “self-limiting by design” – that is, these apps should disable themselves after the pandemic is over. However, there is no such “sunset clause” in the Aarogya Setu App. Executive guidelines requiring employers to ensure 100% coverage of Aarogya Setu creates an undue and unconstitutional burden upon, inter alia, private employers; Besides casting an undue burden upon employers such as the Petitioner, the app is prima facie contrary to law for it renders employers “vicariously liable” for potential criminal acts of employees, in the absence of a clear legislative basis for the imposition of such liability. “The proportionality standard is the appropriate standard of review to evaluate the constitutionality of the Impugned Order, and under the proportionality standard, on demonstration of a prima facie infringement of a constitutional right, the burden of justification shifts to the State,” the Petitioner has argued. The Petitioner has thus prayed that the provision that requires employers to ensure 100% coverage of Aarogya Setu App be declared unconstitutional. In the alternative, he has sought that Section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 be read down to “exclude the collection of personal data and sensitive personal data of individuals” without a separate anchoring legislative framework in place, which complies with the constitutional standards and the requirement of proportionality. As an interim relief, the Petitioner has prayed for an injunction, restraining the concerned authorities from taking any coercive action against the Petitioner for failure to comply with the impugned Order. He has also sought for constitution of a High Powered Committee with independent members to examine the privacy practices and security architecture of the Aarogya Setu app. Counsels for the Petitioner- Santhosh Mathew, Arun Thomas, Jennis Stephen, Vijay V. Paul, Karthika Maria, Veena Raveendran, Anil Sebastian Pulickel, Divya Sara George, Jaisy Elza Joe, Abi Benny Areeckal & Leah Rachel Ninan. In related news, the Kerala High Court had sought the response of the Central Government in a similar petition. A division bench comprising Justices Shaji P Chaly and M R Anitha had posted the matter on May 12. Next Storylast_img read more

Remains of US soldiers killed in Korean War arrive in Hawaii

first_imgKat Wade/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With Vice President Mike Pence looking on, the remains of missing American service members killed in the Korean War were returned to the U.S. Wednesday evening.55 flags draped the containers carrying the remains of what is believed to be US soldiers who died during combat.“Some have called the Korean War the ‘forgotten war,’ but today, we prove these heroes were never forgotten. Today, our boys are coming home,” Pence told the crowd of families, veterans and service members.The remains will now undergo the process of being formally identified so that they could be returned to their families.“Our nation has worked tirelessly to keep our sacred promise to leave no man behind. And while several hundred of the missing fallen have been returned, for more than a decade, as a result of North Korea’s nuclear threats and escalations, search-and-recovery efforts have been suspended – until today,” Pence said.The solemn journey home for dozens of remains of U.S. and allied soldiers killed during the Korean War began early Wednesday with a repatriation ceremony at a warehouse inside the Osan Air Base in South Korea.The repatriation of remains was one of the promises made in the joint statement signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during Singapore summit on June 12. The remains were delivered from the North to South Korea last Friday, and will make their way from Osan to Hawaii early Wednesday.United Nations Command hosted the repatriation ceremony, with the support of South Korea’s Defense Ministry. About 500 people, including U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo attended the ceremony.We have gathered — as the successors of the United Nations Command in the Republic of Korea, and as the beneficiaries of the noble sacrifices of those who for a short while longer will remain nameless, yet in our presence — to render our final salutes to them,” United Nations Command and U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks said during the repatriation ceremony.F-16s flew in formation over the ceremony to honor the missing soldiers who fought in the Korean War, before each casket was brought in by a van — six caskets at a time.A United Nations Command color guard — representing different countries in the U.N. — took out the caskets and loaded them onto the military cargo planes.The ceremony took about two hours to load all of the remains, with the last casket accompanied by a playing of “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes.The United Nations Command repatriated 55 cases of soldier remains returned by North Korea last Thursday. Under cooperation with the United States Forces Korea, a United States cargo aircraft flew to Wonsan, North Korea, and returned to Osan Air Base with the caskets. The 55 transfer cases were formerly sent to North Korea on July 20.Once it became official Friday, Korean time, that North Korea had returned the soldiers’ remains, Trump reiterated that North kept its promise and underlined the fact that no monetary rewards were exchanged.The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) examined the remains at the air base. The Hawaii-based DPAA laboratory will go over the remains for accurate identification.Vice President Mike Pence awaited the C-17 cargo plane’s arrival at the United States Pacific Command in Hawaii. Once identified, the remains will be transferred to the closest kin for burial.Pence made brief remarks to reporters when disembarking from his plane after arriving in Hawaii early Wednesday.“My father was a combat veteran in Korea. And as I said to them, my father, anytime the war came up and anyone used the word ‘hero,’ my dad would say, the heroes were the ones that didn’t come home,” Pence said. “So, to be able to be with them and the sacrifice their families have made to defend our freedom, to defend the freedom of South Korea, just very humbled. Very meaningful.”Around 629 sets of remains have returned home so far since 1990, according to United Nations Command.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Remains of US soldiers killed in Korean War arrive in Hawaiilast_img read more

15-year-old boy charged with attempted murder in Halloween shooting of 7-year-old trick-or-treater

first_imgkali9/iStock(CHICAGO) — A 15-year-old boy was charged in a Halloween shooting that left a 7-year-old girl who was trick-or-treating in serious condition, police said.The boy is facing two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told ABC News Saturday. Both are felony charges.He was arrested around 1:24 a.m. on Saturday after police identified him as the primary suspect in the case, which also left a 31-year-old male wounded.The little girl was shot in the lower neck area while out trick-or-treating in the Little Village neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side on Thursday, police said. She remains in serious condition, according to a statement from Cook County Health, which oversees the hospital where she is being treated.“The family of the 7-year-old girl who was shot in Little Village is grateful for the outpouring of love and support shown by all of Chicago and the nation,” the statement read.She was dressed in a bumblebee costume, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.“Obviously, the little girl wasn’t the target. We think two gangs were having a dispute and one of them shot at the other,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters Friday morning. “She just was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”The 31-year-old man, who is believed to have been the intended target, was shot in the hand, according to Johnson.“Those involved don’t deserve to be in our city,” he said. “I’m disgusted but committed to doing everything we can to find the cowards that would engage in a gun battle during the early evening hours while children are trick or treating.”Police did not release the name of the boy charged because he is a juvenile.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland

first_img View post tag: Queensland Authorities April 1, 2015 View post tag: Townsville View post tag: Navy HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland View post tag: Asia-Pacific Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland View post tag: HMAS Canberra View post tag: Naval Australian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra made its first visit outside her homeport of Sydney since her commissioning.The vessel docked in Townsville on March 29, and hosted an open day. Over 15,000 people turned up at the Port of Townsville to tour the ship.Canberra is in far north Queensland conducting first of class flight trials at sea in a tropical environment. The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit is onboard Canberra conducting the trials with one S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron and two MRH 90 helicopters from 808 Squadron, along with their flight teams, to support the trials. These trials are critical to the safe operation of helicopters onboard and must be achieved prior to the ship being deemed ready for operations.The ship was busy while alongside continuously conducting orientation tours with Army personnel from the 3rd Brigade, in particular members of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, to develop the Australian Defence Force’s amphibious capability. Defence Force Recruiting took the opportunity to also visit the ship along with Naval Cadets from Training Ship Townsville.The ship is scheduled to complete the current trials in May and will then complete testing across all her capabilities to achieve unit readiness later this year.[mappress mapid=”15558″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Jersey City Mayor Fulop says city is investigating ‘unacceptable’ police conduct…

first_imgJERSEY CITY — City officials responded Wednesday evening after a video emerged showing Jersey City police officers apparently kicking or dragging a bystander who had ended up catching fire after a police chase in that city. Some said the person was just near the chase and wasn’t involved.Mayor Steven Fulop Tweeted on Wednesday evening, “2 b clear. This is unacceptable. We’re IDing officers. We’ll pursue termination + criminal charges as appropriate”Here is a link to the video, as shown on ABC news.Watch this spot for more details later on Thursday and in this weekend’s Jersey City Reporter newspaper.last_img