Six Nations: Five things we’ve learnt – Scotland

first_imgThe Scottish Rugby Union’s strategic plan as of 2012 was and still is to build towards a Six Nations and a World Cup win by 2016. Despite this aim (usually greeted with a wry smile by Vern Cotter whenever it is brought up) and some post-match positivity by Dave Denton, the prospect of Scotland setting anything other than our own hair on fire come the autumn is now very slim indeed.With warm-up games against Ireland, Italy (twice) and France still to come, the best that could be said is that we are gluttons for punishment. The worst is that we face a real possibility of another injury-ravaged, makeshift and inexperienced backline (without Matt Scott and/or Alex Dunbar and/or Mark Bennett) taking the field as early as our first group fixture against Japan. Facing Samoa or the Springboks with the team that was so bedraggled by the end of the Ireland match doesn’t bear thinking about.Something to shout about: Stuart Hogg was Scotland’s stand-out player. (Photo: Action Images)Hogg was a big influenceStuart Hogg was Scotland’s player of the tournament by some distance. Revitalised after a poor season last year, when his club future and international temperament were questioned, he bounced back with a seven-week display of counter-attacking rugby that was not only wonderful to watch for neutrals, but as also at the core of what this Scotland team are trying to do. Shame no one told the rest of the team.The Welsh love Leigh Halfpenny, the English Mike Brown and the Irish Rob Kearney but if you consider Hogg’s three try-saving tackles in the first 20 minutes at Twickenham and also his failure to ground the ball late on against Ireland, that’s the trophy for England right there. Maybe worth a few Irish votes in the player of the tournament poll, eh?We’re not as bad as last yearLet’s try to end on a positive note or two. Ireland aside, there were no thumpings dished out this year. How much we lost by was kept to a respectable level and we were in with a chance of getting something from almost all the games, had the odd decision gone our way – especially against Wales, which was where the autumn’s momentum really began to stall. We also have two of the top players of the tournament in Jonny Gray and Stuart Hogg, who were statistically beyond all of their illustrious peers. Scant consolation to them, I’m sure. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland are currently much, much better than usThere was a sneaky hope that Vern Cotter could get some egg on to the face of his chum and sometime coaching partner Joe Schmidt with a shock result on Super Saturday (after all, Brian O Driscoll had retired, right?), but Scotland were comprehensively outthought, outfought and outplayed in the second half at BT Murrayfield.The most damning indictment of this was a ten-minute spell when a series of kicks by the Irish backs, Johnny Sexton to the fore, pinned Scotland deep inside their own 22. Scotland would secure the lineout, make some yards up the field, then either kick the ball away or turn it over involuntarily and – boom – they were kicked right back to square one in the corner. It was a plan executed almost without flaw, without the coaches telling them to do it, and was totally demoralising to a side low on confidence and badly in need of a plan B.We’re low on leadersShould anything have happened to Paul O’Connell (who was fantastic all tournament), Ireland could have called on Jamie Heaslip, Peter O’Mahony, Rory Best and Sexton – every one of them a proven leader.Scotland had Greig Laidlaw and Ross Ford who are both previous captains of Edinburgh and Scotland and played in all five games. Rob Harley has occasionally captained Glasgow and Jim Hamilton led Gloucester for a while, but there is a very thin layer of leadership experience in this Scotland squad and it is easily skimmed off in the heat of battle.Leader: Kellock should return. (Photo: Action Images)Many of our experienced leaders – John Barclay, Kelly Brown, Chris Cusiter, and Scottish rugby’s finest leader Al Kellock – were left at home, as was the inexperienced captain elect, Grant Gilchrist.Some may no longer be part of the playing setup, but if you can’t find big Al a job as awater-carrier then you’re not thinking straight.We’re not going to win the World Cup Scotland suffered a Six Nations whitewash and finished with the wooden spoon for the first time since 2012, so what lessons can Vern Cotter and co learn from this campaign? Rory Baldwin reports.center_img Unhappy end: Dougie Fife wasn’t the old Scot with a bloodied nose after the Six Nations. (Photo: Inpho) They’d rather be part of a winning team than gather some nice-looking individual statistics.For that the wait goes on.last_img read more

All Blacks Legend Dan Carter Launches Video Series

first_imgThe fly-half has started a new ‘chat show’ in which he talks to team-mates and rivals Iconic partnership: McCaw and Carter with the World Cup in 2015 (Andrew Cornaga) All Blacks Legend Dan Carter Launches Video SeriesThere may be no rugby being played on the field during the coronavirus pandemic, but the sporting community is still finding ways to keep busy.Legendary All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter has started a new Zoom video series in which he talks with sports broadcaster Lee McKenzie and some of his friends from the world of rugby. It’s almost like his own chat show!The series has just begun, with his first guest a fellow Rugby World Cup winner and a player he went into battle against countless times – Bryan Habana.You can watch the full video below via Carter’s Instagram account and the three talk about Rugby World Cup history, family and the strange times we are currently living in. Oh, and Habana turns up in a cartoon-related fancy dress costume too! In the second episode of the series, Carter asked his long-time Crusaders and All Blacks captain Richie McCaw on for a chat.Throughout the conversation the pair offer great insight into their playing careers, look at what it takes to be a captain and explain the importance of senior team members.McCaw also talks of being in awe of Martin Johnson and how he conducted himself at the 2003 World Cup as well as revealing his surprising pre-match ritual!You can watch the first part of the conversation below… Carter plans to continue doing this series every week for as long as the Covid-19 lockdown goes on and hopefully beyond.Keep an eye on Carter’s Instagram and Facebook accounts to watch future interviews – his next guest will be 2019 World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi.center_img 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 And here’s the second part of the interview, where McCaw explains how he knew the time was right to retire…last_img read more

Friday Funnies – That time the referee pushed Greig Laidlaw

first_imgFriday Mar 25, 2016 Friday Funnies – That time the referee pushed Greig Laidlaw Players should quite obviously never place their hands on the referee, so it’s always strange to see when some refs take it upon themselves to jump into the middle of a scuffle to attempt to break up something that other than their whistles, they are simply not equipped to take care of.This short clip from a bit of tussle between Ireland and Scotland proved quite popular on our instagram last night, so we’re sharing it on the site too, as it was quite fascinating to see.It involves French referee Pascal Gauzere quite literally pushing Scottish scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw.It’s amusing not only because he chose the smallest man on the field, but the look on Laidlaw’s face for those few split seconds was also priceless.It probably also opens up a wider debate about this type of thing happening, as over the years there have been a number of officials who like to ‘step in’, endangering themselves in the process and creating a situation that could easily end badly, but should always be avoided.Follow Rugbydump on Instagram »ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo Anguita

first_img Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo Anguita ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451197/urzua-cofre-house-raimundo-anguita Clipboard Houses Area:  545 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo AnguitaSave this projectSaveUrzua Cofre House / Raimundo AnguitaSave this picture!© Oliver LlanezaHouses•Colina, Chile Year:  Photographs:  Oliver Llaneza Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451197/urzua-cofre-house-raimundo-anguita Clipboard “COPY” 2007 “COPY” Architects: Raimundo Anguita Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: Xilofor+ 16 Share ArchDaily CopyStructural Engineer:Rene Lagos & AsociatesMechanical Engineer:Darco MicerdaLandscape Architect:Carolina LarachGeneral Contractor:Daniel AlemparteProject Team:Raimundo Anguita , Elvira GuillonCity:ColinaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Oliver LlanezaText description provided by the architects. This Project is located just outside the city limits of Santiago, in a ground of 3000 m2. It borders a Golf Field with a great dominion of the surroundings and hills that limit the “Chicureo Valley”The owners, a young couple with a numerous family, ordered a house with a conventional program of two floors where family life and encounter were the priority.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThe house plant is structured in the form of an “U”, gaining ground and conforming a yard that constitutes a intermediate space between in and outdoors. This ties up and illuminates all spaces inside the house. A place that allows perceiving the surroundings while keeping the privacy.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThe program is organized in two floors: The second floor is thought as exposed concrete and is practically supported on glass. In this volume, hermetic from the outside but with dominion of the views from the inside, it lodges the most private enclosures of the house such as bedrooms, baths and common areas. The first stage, very open and transparent, lodges the more public areas (access hall, Living Room, Dining room and Kitchen). Living Room and Terrace end up conforming the central yard to a volume of a floor that is given to the garden.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThe concrete symbolizes the solidity, texture and robustness that protects and it’s contrasted with the glass, which is transparent and fragile.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThis way a quite clear house rises where a diversity of indoor and outdoor spaces are generated, tied by the central yard and in which the more public spaces are contacted with the surroundings while the most private spaces are protected from it without loosing it’s dominion. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less52 Social Housing in Tarragona / aguilera|guerrero architectsSelected ProjectsToward a Fit Nation: 18 Projects that Promote Healthy LifestylesArchitecture News Share Chile Projects CopyAbout this officeRaimundo AnguitaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColinaChilePublished on November 25, 2013Cite: “Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo Anguita ” 25 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Clinique at Harrod’s to donate Valentine’s Day takings to GOSH

first_imgOn Valentine’s Day Clinique at Harrods will be donating all takings to Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Kiss It Better appeal, to fund research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancer. It will be further supporting the appeal by selling a limited edition Kiss It Better pin for a suggesteddonation of £1.It was on Valentine’s Day in 1852 that Great Ormond Street Hospital opened its doors for the first time.The Kiss It Better appeal was devised by Beauty Editor Carmel Allen, whose daughter Josephine was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Neuroblastoma, a type of cancer.The charity’s online content supporting the appeal will go live on 30 January:www.gosh.org/kissitbetter 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. Tagged with: corporate Clinique at Harrod’s to donate Valentine’s Day takings to GOSH  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Seattle rally for migrant children and families

first_imgIn Seattle 300 people demonstrated June 1 at the U.S. Courthouse to denounce the Trump/Sessions’ racist separation of migrant families. The local protest, a Day of Action for Children, was part of a national day of such actions held all over the country.The family separation policy, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on May 7, is an attack against people and families seeking asylum and protection at the U.S./Mexico border.Rally speakers said that 658 children had been ripped from their families by U.S. border forces during the first 13 days of this policy. As a result of Trump’s terroristic policies, families have lost track of their children, and do not know how to find them.Organizers at the rally announced that more actions and marches would be held around the country in the days and weeks ahead.Participating groups included Moms Rising, Refugee Women’s Alliance, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the American Civil Liberties Union.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Soroptimist and Women’s City Club Present ‘Spooktacular Soiree’

first_imgGatherings Soroptimist and Women’s City Club Present ‘Spooktacular Soiree’ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 3:41 pm Subscribe The spirit of Halloween was in the air on the evening of Friday, Oct. 28 at the historic Blinn House in Pasadena. From 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. the Altadena-Pasadena branch of Soroptimist International and the Women’s City Club of Pasadena joined forces to put on the “Spooktacular Soiree,” a fundraising Halloween party complete with Spanish tapas-style appetizers, pumpkin scavenger hunt, costume contest, photo booth, a wine toss and a dance lesson to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video.For sports fans who preferred to watch the World Series that night, the “Man Cave,” a room with a large flat-screen TV, was available. A raffle featured gift cards in themed packages to Macy’s, Massage Envy Spa, California Pizza Kitchen and other popular venues. All in all, the Spooktacular Soiree was a great “Halloween party with a purpose.”Altadena-Pasadena Soroptimist is a local chapter of an international organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and around the world.For more information, visit www.soroptimistaltapas.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Business News Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

61% reduction in those on trolleys at Letterkenny General Hospital

first_imgNews Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 61% reduction in those on trolleys at Letterkenny General Hospital WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleCant Pay Wont Pay want an apology from organisers of Sligo rallyNext articleGAA – O’Neill Penalty Gives Tyrone Back To Back Victories News Highland Letterkenny General Hospital has reduced the number of patients on trolleys from January this year compared to January 2012 by 61%.The length of stay was also reduced from 8.6 days to 5.3 days at Letterkenny General in 2012.Nationally the number of patients on trolleys fell by 32%.Donegal North-East Deputy, Joe McHugh says although the figures are welcome, there is still room for improvement….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/joemc1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – February 11, 2013 Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Andrew McGinley: Children would still be alive if I was advocate in Deirdre’s mental…

first_img WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleUnemployment in Ireland could reach 390,000 – the highest figure since 1986Next articleWebster missing for Harps trip to Waterford News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Donegal man, Andrew McGinley says he has no doubt his children would still be alive today if he was included as an advocate in his wife’s mental health care.Last week, Deirdre Morley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of her three young children at her Dublin home in January 2020.Andrew McGinley has called for an urgent review of his wife’s medical care before the tragedy occurred.He says things would have turned out differently if he was more involved:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mcginley9am-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebookcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Andrew McGinley: Children would still be alive if I was advocate in Deirdre’s mental health care Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – May 24, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Woman survives a week after crashing 200 feet off cliff in California

first_imgMonterey County Sheriff’s Office(LANCASTER, Calif.) — An Oregon woman has a spectacular story of survival to tell after she crashed her Jeep off a cliff and survived for a week before being discovered by hikers on Friday.Andrea Hernandez, 23, was reported missing July 6 when she failed to show up at her sister’s house in Southern California, police said. She had called her sister midway through the trip down from Portland, but after saying she was six hours from arriving in Lancaster, California, she suddenly disappeared from the map, according to the missing person report issued by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.A full week later, Hernandez was miraculously rescued at the bottom of a 200-foot cliff near Big Sur after hikers found her mangled 2011 Jeep Patriot half in the Pacific Ocean at about 6:30 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.Hernandez had a shoulder injury and concussion, but could walk and talk, according to officials.The California Highway Patrol said she drank water from her car’s radiator in order to stay alive.“Angela Hernandez has been located and is being transported to the hospital,” the sheriff’s office tweeted just after 11 p.m. Friday.Officials had been looking along Highway 1, which borders the Pacific Ocean, and Big Sur after surveillance video showed her leaving a gas station near Carmel on July 6, about 25 miles north of where she was found. The only other clue had been a ping from a cellphone tower along Highway 1 in Davenport.Hernandez had spoken to her sister from Half Moon Bay, where she had spent the night, on the morning of July 6 before setting off on the final leg of her journey, according to San Francisco ABC station KGO.In the missing person report, the statement read, “It has been 3 days now and her family has not seen or heard from Angela. Angela is an active social media user and since then, she has not been active. Her phone goes straight to voicemail.“She has not shown her family any signs of depression, to be suicidal or any indicators that would explain her unexpected disappearance,” it adds. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more