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

Amputee’s jail term postponed to allow him get spare leg

first_imgNewsAmputee’s jail term postponed to allow him get spare legBy Staff Reporter – October 30, 2014 885 Email Twitter by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A CONVICTED amputee is to give himself up to the the Governor of Limerick Prison this Halloween after a sentencing judge postponed jailing him to allow him get a spare prosthetic leg ahead of serving a two year prison sentence for stabbing his friend at the house party on New Years Day three years ago.Vincent Leamy (42), originally from Castleconnell but with an address in Pineview Gardens, Moyross, admitted assault causing serious harm to his friend through multiple stab wounds including a laceration to the kidney.Judge Carroll Moran heard that Leamy was invited to a New Year house party with friends but a dispute developed between the two men in the kitchen of the injured party’s home.Offensive comments were made and the defendant said that he was jealous of the lifestyle of his friend.The dispute escalated and Leamy stabbed his friend in the cheek, upper neck, hand and abdomen when he was asked to leave the house.The injured man went to bed unaware of the extent of his injuries but he was taken to hospital the next morning when his partner noticed the blood and wounds infliced the previous night.The stab wound to his abdomen had caused a laceration to his kidney and Judge Moran said it was lucky for both the injured party and the accused that the extent of the injuries was not much more serious”.Having adjourned the case for a year to see if Leamy could stay out of trouble and off drink and drugs, Judge Moran was told that the accused man had three serious convictions for drug offences in the meantime.Defence Counsel Brian McInerney argued that there was no evidence before the court that his client had taken drugs but Judge Moran said he was “peddling” drugs.Mr McInerney said his client, who has a prosthetic limb, has his “own medical difficulties in life that burden him on a daily basis”.Judge Moran said the use of knives in a dispute was “quite unacceptable” and can have catastrophic consequences.Imposing a three year sentence, Judge Moran suspended the final year and agreed to defer the sentence for one week, given Mr Leamy’s medical needs.Leamy gave an undertaking to present himself at the gates of Limerick Prison at 1pm on October 31. Advertisement Previous articleUnemployed in Limerick are ‘harassed’ by Government’s dole cut threatNext articleWalter Mitty style fraudster faces arrest in Spain Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Linkedin Facebook Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Man Dispossessed Of House Due To Caste Prejudice: Delhi Court Orders Police, DM To Intervene & Make Arrangement For His Return

first_imgNews UpdatesMan Dispossessed Of House Due To Caste Prejudice: Delhi Court Orders Police, DM To Intervene & Make Arrangement For His Return Sparsh Upadhyay31 Oct 2020 1:03 AMShare This – xThe Rohini Courts (Delhi) on Tuesday (27th October) directed the District Magistrate of Rohini and the police to make necessary arrangements for the return of a man to his house, who was allegedly dispossessed of his flat by a woman police officer due to caste prejudice.The Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Kumar­ IV was hearing an application filed under Section 15A SC & ST (Prevention…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?LoginThe Rohini Courts (Delhi) on Tuesday (27th October) directed the District Magistrate of Rohini and the police to make necessary arrangements for the return of a man to his house, who was allegedly dispossessed of his flat by a woman police officer due to caste prejudice.The Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Kumar­ IV was hearing an application filed under Section 15A SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, wherein it was submitted by the Applicant/Complainant that that he belongs to the scheduled caste community and owns a flat in Rohini Sector 6 [First floor] and the accused have been forcibly trying to dispossess the complainant and his family from the flat with the oblique motive of grabbing the same due to caste prejudice.The matter was investigated by the police and FIR no. 291/2019 u/S 323/341 IPC was lodged on 09.09.2019.It was alleged that after the registration of the FIR, the accused (all female) started threatening the complainant and his family member and threatened them that if they will not leave the flat, then he or his family will face dire consequences.It was further alleged that despite the registration of the FIR, the accused again committed atrocities on the present complainant and consequently, a second FIR no. 361/20 was lodged against the accused persons.It was also submitted by the Complainant, that accused persons made several fake and false complainant against the complainant and his family and that the accused woman had allegedly beaten his mother and hurled abusive and caste-based remarks at him and his family members.It was argued that after inquiry/investigation by the police, it was found that all allegations made by the accused against the complainant and his family were false/fabricated and concocted only with the sole motive to grab the property present complainant.It was also submitted that the accused persons were habitual offender and they uttered caste-based words and had beaten the complainant with the intention to grab his property due to caste prejudice.During the hearing, the accused woman told the court that she had no objection to the application, subject to the condition that her family’s security is taken into consideration as she was a woman and was residing with her daughters on the ground floor.Court’s OrderAfter considering the facts and circumstances, the Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Kumar ordered,”I am of the considered view that DM concerned, SDM concerned, Executive Magistrate concerned as well as DCP concerned are directed to make necessary arrangement for the complainant access to his house and simultaneously also directed to take care of the security of the accused persons who are women under intimation to the Court within three days.”In other words, the Court directed the District Magistrate, Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM), Executive Magistrate and the Deputy Commissioner of Police to make necessary arrangements for the complainant’s access to his house.The Court further directed them [District Magistrate, Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM), Executive Magistrate and the Deputy Commissioner of Police] to take care of the security of the accused woman and her family members as she had also alleged that her daughters were molested by the complainant. Advocate Satya Prakash Gautam appeared before the Court on behalf of the Applicant/Complainant.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

ABB to equip HMNB Portsmouth with green power technology

first_img View post tag: ABB View post tag: green power Back to overview,Home naval-today ABB to equip HMNB Portsmouth with green power technology View post tag: HMNB Portsmouth Share this article Equipment & technologycenter_img View post tag: shore-to-ship power solution September 6, 2018 ABB to equip HMNB Portsmouth with green power technology Technology company ABB has been contracted to supply a shore-to-ship power solution to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth.The naval base in Portsmouth, spread over 150 hectares, with 10 kilometers of waterfront, is home to almost two-thirds of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet, including frigates, vessels and the Fishery Protection Squadron.In addition, the base will be home to two new aircraft carriers and the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy — HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.Now BAE systems, the contractor responsible for the dockyard electrical systems, is installing ABB’s new solution to energize high power consumption vessels in a pioneering project.Previously, frequency conversion in the power supply at Portsmouth was carried out by rotary frequency converters (RFCs) – complex mechanical systems that combine motors, generators, drives and ancillary regulation and control equipment. As the RFCs in Portsmouth were nearing the end of their service life, BAE Systems turned to ABB for new technology.As explained, ABB ‘s new solution is based on medium voltage static frequency conversion (SFC) technology. Unlike the RFC, the SFC has no moving parts, apart from its cooling fans, ensuring a high level of reliability with minimum maintenance requirements. Lower costs per MVA, proven technology and higher SFC efficiency (over 98%) allow a reduction in the total cost of ownership for end users, allowing savings of up to 25%.ABB is supplying the SFC as part of a complete package including a dry-type 11 kilovolt (kV) to 6.6 kV transformer and control equipment to interface with the dockyard’s electrical management system. The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.“Providing Portsmouth Navy Base with a (…) shore-to-ship power solution will help enhance overall efficiency while minimizing environmental impact,” Patrick Fragman, Head of ABB’s Grid Integration business, said.last_img read more

Pigweed problem

first_imgSeveral years ago, pigweed found the weakness and breached the defense that Georgia cotton growers used to control it. It now threatens to knock them out, or at least the ones who want to make money, says a University of Georgia weed expert.“It’s been devastating in a lot of ways,” said Stanley Culpepper, a weed specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who’s taken a lead in fighting the weed in Georgia. “It’s without a doubt the largest pest-management problem that any of our agronomic growers are facing, especially our cotton producers.”If not killed early, pigweed — also called Palmar amaranth –can grow as tall as a small shade tree in fields, gobble nutrients away from cotton plants, steal yields and in severe cases make harvest difficult or impossible.How did we get here?In 1997, farmers started planting cotton that was developed to stay healthy when sprayed with glyphosate herbicide, commonly sold under the brand name Roundup. They could spray the herbicide over the top of this cotton, killing weeds like pigweed but not the cotton. Virtually all Georgia cotton grown now is “Roundup Ready” because it saves farmers time and money. But relying on one tool to do the job can lead to problems.In 2005, the first case of pigweed resistant to glyphosate was confirmed in middle Georgia, the first confirmed case in the world. At the time, it was localized to a few fields on about 500 acres. The resistance has spread across 52 counties, infesting more than 1 million acres. Within the next year or two, Culpepper said, it will likely be in every agronomic county in the state. It’s also confirmed in most Southeastern states.Glyphosate didn’t cause pigweed to change genetically or to become a resistant mutant, he said. All it took was a few weed plants in a field or area to be genetically different — in this case, resistant to glyphosate. The resistant ones survived to reproduce.Pigweed is dioecious, meaning it needs separate male and female plants to reproduce. And it can reproduce a lot. The male produces the pollen. The female produces the seed. The resistant trait is passed through pollen, which can survive in the air and travel as far as a mile. One female plant can produce between 500,000 to 1 million seeds. Economic survival?According to a survey last year, half of Georgia’s 1 million acres of cotton was weeded by hand for pigweed, something not normally done, costing $11 million. Growers went from spending $25 per acre to control weeds in cotton a few years ago to spending $60 to $100 per acre now.“We’re talking survival, at least economically speaking, in some areas” Culpepper said, “because some growers aren’t going to survive this.”Growers in middle Georgia who’ve battled the resistance for several years now are aggressively attacking the weed. Growers in other regions need to get on board. “If they don’t have resistance yet they will,” he said.The key is diversity, or using more than one tool to fight invaders. Herbicides still provide good control, he said, but they must be applied at the right time and, if possible, under the right conditions. Growers, too, must reduce the number of pigweed seeds in their fields.“Herbicides alone often will not provide adequate control. An integrated program must be developed to reduce the amount of Palmar that actually emerges,” Culpepper said. “If it (pigweed) doesn’t come up, we don’t have to kill it.”Deeply tilling the soil in a field can reduce pigweed seed germination by as much as 50 percent in that field. Using heavy cover crops like rye to provide a thick mat between plant rows can also reduce germination by as much as 50 percent and give cotton plants a competitive edge over the weed. The combination of deep tillage and cover crops in a field can reduce pigweed seed germination by as much as 80 percent. All of this helps, he said, but it won’t knock the giant out.The situation is bleak, he said, but the cotton industry, chemical companies and researchers are responding and trying to catch up with pigweed.“It won’t be tomorrow or even next year, but we have some new technology coming. I’m certainly more optimistic. We’ve got some good options we’re testing now,” Culpepper said. “But we’re going to have to change how we’ve handled this pest in the past. If growers don’t, they simply won’t be growing cotton.”last_img read more