Alun Wyn Jones: Wales captain calls for response against Ireland in Autumn Nations Cup | Rugby Union News

first_img Alun Wyn Jones to win record 150th Test cap in Friday’s Autumn Nations Cup opener; Wales travel to Dublin on back of five-game losing streak; Jones: “As a playing group, we won’t shy away from the pressure.” By PA MediaLast Updated: 12/11/20 4:44pm Live Tri-Nations Rugby November 14, 2020, 6:00amLive on – Advertisement – Alun Wyn Jones says Wales’ players will not shy away from pressure as they head into their Autumn Nations Cup campaign.Wales launch the new tournament against Ireland in Dublin on Friday, arriving at the Aviva Stadium following five successive defeats.That run included a first loss on home soil to Scotland for 18 years, which was followed by Wales defence coach Byron Hayward departing his job.- Advertisement – Despite Wales’ miserable display against Scotland, Pivac has made just one change, with flanker Justin Tipuric returning after missing that match because of tonsillitis.On the bench, Bristol fly-half Callum Sheedy is set for his international debut, while wing George North will become the youngest player in rugby union history – 28 years, 214 days – to reach 100 Test match appearances (97 for Wales, three for the British and Irish Lions) if he goes on.Friday is 10 years to the day since North first appeared for Wales, when he scored two tries in a 29-25 home defeat against South Africa.Jones added: “It’s a pretty special feat in the game that is rugby union. Hopefully, he will get on and do that honour proud with a good performance.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Alun Wyn Jones says the onus is on the players to halt Wales' losing run
Alun Wyn Jones says the onus is on the players to halt Wales' losing run

The capital project of revitalization of the Veli Lošinj Health Resort was presented

first_imgThe Veli Lošinj Spa presented the capital project of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County “Revitalization of the Veli Lošinj Spa”.It is currently being implemented in II. project phase – Reconstruction, upgrade and extension of the Medical tract with hydrotherapy facility for which budget funds in the amount of HRK 15.911.271 (including VAT) are planned. The reconstructed facility will consist of a basement, ground floor, first floor and attic, which would provide specialist and consulting services in the clinics of dermatology and venereology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and physical therapy. The planned time of completion of works is August this year. This is followed by the execution of works on the arrangement of the parking lot and the entrance to the Spa area.”The revitalization of the Spa in Veli Lošinj fits into the strategy of health development of our entire county, but also of health tourism. Because our tradition is our future, as our slogan reads. As we raised Opatija with Thalassotherapy Opatija and branded Crikvenica and Rab, now it is certainly the turn of Veli Lošinj that fully fits into the concept of the island of vitality and development of the destination Lošinj and the entire Kvarner as a health destination”, Said the County Prefect of Primorje-Gorski Kotar Zlatko Komadina.The Mayor of the City of Mali Lošinj, Ana Kučić, emphasized that the Spa is the base on which the City of Mali Lošinj has been building its brand of islands of vitality and health for many years, as well as a platform for health-sustainable tourism. “I am glad that together with the county team we attended the opening of the 2nd phase of the reconstruction of the spa, a project that is extremely important for the City of Mali Losinj, for everything we want to realize in our tourism efforts, in this case in cooperation with the County. I believe that all these investments initiated by the county are aimed at restoring the old reputation by which this complex, but also the entire Mali Lošinj was recognized 125 years ago in these circles and around the world.”, Concluded Kučić.The project of arranging children’s playgrounds and training grounds in the Podjavori Forest Park is part of the revitalization project of the Veli Lošinj Health Center, for which the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds has approved HRK 500.000. The total value of the project is 815.722 kuna, of which the difference of 315.722 kuna is provided through the County budget. Equipment was installed on the playground and numerous toys were delivered and installed: shaft, spiral slide with tower, combined toy “Serena”, house “Tent”, climber with net, swing 2Snowball “with climber and net, climber with net” Bor ” , hanging carousel and for the carousel “Zvrk”, a sandbox for children and a rocking horse. Some of the playgrounds are functionally adapted for children with disabilities, so the approach to the playground is made in this way.HRK 15.034.230 was invested in the first phase of the project, when the Park I facility with infrastructure was reconstructed.In 2019, it is planned to carry out works on the reconstruction, extension and upgrade of Park II and the kitchen, as well as the preparation of project documentation and obtaining a permit for the reconstruction of Park V, in 2020 it is planned to rehabilitate and conserve Park III and reconstruct the Park. IV, and in 2021, works on the reconstruction of Park V are planned.According to the dynamic plan of activities, which envisages the completion of all phases by the end of 2021, for the implementation of these remaining phases of the development project, it will be necessary to provide about 32 million kuna. In the implementation of the Project, the Decision on the selection of the energy efficiency project for the reconstruction, upgrade and upgrade of the Medical Tract in the amount of HRK 700.000,00 by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds is also important.Related news: IT IS TIME FOR US TO START SERIOUS TOURISM SERIOUSLY AND STRATEGICALLY&lt;/p&gt;<br />
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Constitution has way to get rid of Trump

first_imgOur Constitution has served our republic well, and its defects have continually been remedied by its amendments, some of which have been motivated by a crisis survived.Today, many are concerned that a chief executive might engage in visceral and dangerously impulsive actions that imperil diplomatic stability and, ultimately and irretrievably, unleash awesome power at the speed of modern technology for prosecuting total war.The 25th Amendment is, in part, a safety valve. In Section 4, the amendment provides a way to temporarily dis-empower the president.The mechanism for doing such directs “the vice president and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” to forward an opinion of presidential incompetency. I suggest that the Congress consider crafting a law designating that a majority of the 50 states’ governors may constitute the “such other body.”John HersheyCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Staines is cruising despite delayed Heathrow decision

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Oracle apartment changes hands for $1.65 million

first_img23401/4-26 Charles Ave, Broadbeach.BROADBEACH towers offer buyers a more “family feel” than those in Surfers Paradise according to Mantra Group Realty sales agent Anthony Quinn.Mr Quinn recently sold a three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment in The Oracle precinct to a Hong Kong investor for $1.65 million. He believed Broadbeach apartment towers including The Oracle precinct offered buyers a more cosmopolitan vibe compared to Surfers Paradise.“Overseas owners can arrive and simply walk from their apartment to outstanding beaches, restaurants and bars, world class shopping, the casino or hop on a tram to Surfers Paradise if they wish.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe view from 23401/4-26 Charles Ave, Broadbeach.He said sky-homes were popular both investors and owner-occupiers and predicted sale prices to increase.“You simply can’t beat a big panorama with ocean or hinterland vista and higher level apartments in The Oracle continue to move upwards in value with some solid sales recently in both towers.”23401/4-26 Charles Ave, Broadbeach.“I can only speak for my market within a market here at The Oracle but clearly the two towers are still the go to apartment buildings in Broadbeach and the money per square meter being paid at present for better stock reflects upward movement which should continue beyond the Commonwealth Games in 2018.“I anticipate at least a five per cent increase for higher floor two and three-bedroom apartments in The Oracle driven by a shortage of stock and the best location in Broadbeach.”23401/4-26 Charles Ave, Broadbeach.last_img read more

Ten Seafarers Kidnapped from Tanker off Cotonou

first_imgTen crew members have been kidnapped from a crude oil tanker off Cotonou, Benin, Dryad Global said.The incident occurred some 76 nautical miles southwest of Cotonou on February 20, 2020.At the time of the attack, the ship — identified as the 78,928 cbm Alpine Penelope — was en route to Lagos, Nigeria, from Ijmuiden, the Netherlands. It was crewed by 24 people consisting of Georgian, Filipino and Ukrainian nationals.The Liberia-flagged LR1 tanker is operated by Greek shipping company Oceangold Tankers, data provided by VesselsValue shows.The officer on watch reportedly identified two armed men on board. It is understood that an alert was sent by the tanker, after which communications were lost. Communications were re-established with the vessel around 0940UTC, according to Dryad.The vessel is now proceeding to Lagos.“This is the 7th incident to occur in the waters off Cotonou since Jan 19. Of those, 5 have resulted in illegal boarding’s offshore, two of which resulted in kidnappings of crew,” Dryad informed.Today’s attack occurred only 11 nautical miles west from an illegal boarding event on January 19, 2020. In this incident, the container ship Atlantic Discoverer was illegally boarded by two unknown persons with five persons identified as being alongside in a skiff.Within 2019, the waters off Lomé and Cotonou witnessed an increase in both the volume and severity of maritime crime incidents.World Maritime News StaffRelated:Pirates Kidnap 20 Seafarers from Tanker off BeninKidnapped MSC Mandy Crew Releasedlast_img read more

KRC signs on for 22nd season of IMCA support

first_imgKRC also gives $75 product certificates to top three drivers in each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds, and to top three drivers in national standings for IMCA Late Models, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Com­pacts.  The Lockwood, Mo., manufacturer has renewed a broad program of awards covering all eight divisions and returns to national decal pro­grams for both Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods.  “IMCA is one of the largest organizations we work with and all of us at KRC are very proud to serve America’s finest,” he added.  “We have ramped up our production this year with many new products and I encourage drivers to visit our website and youtube for the latest products made in the USA,” said company president and CEO Mel Kluhsman. “We would like to congratulate all the winners in IMCA in 2018 and remind drivers to please use the $10,000 in certificates passed out this year at your local distributor.” Information about KRC-made products and KRC distributors is avail­able at the web­site, by calling 800 814-5745 and on Facebook. LOCKWOOD, Mo. – Kluhsman Racing Components will reward IMCA drivers for their on-track accomplishments for a 22nd consecutive season.  All KRC certificates will be pre­sented during the national awards ban­quet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.  Top 10 drivers in national point standings for each of those divisions receive $75 product certifi­cates. SportMod drivers are required to display two KRC decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares and post-season contingencies.  “KRC is always on the cutting edge of new products and innovation and we welcome the oppor­tunity to market their products to our racers,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We thank Mel and his staff for 22 years of success and look forward to many more.”last_img read more

Ighalo may accept N92m pay cut

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Odion Ighalo will have to accept a staggering £200,000-a-week (N92 million) wage cut if he wants to seal a permanent move to Manchester United.Ighalo joined United in a shock loan move from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua in January.The striker made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford with four goals in eight games, before the season was suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to offer the 30-year-old a permanent deal ahead of the start of next season.But Old Trafford bosses are not willing to match the current £300,000-a-week wages Ighalo currently earns in China – and have warned him their offer will be no more than £100,000-a-week.It remained to be seen if Ighalo, 30, will be willing to take such a huge financial hit.Ighalo’s current loan deal is due to expire on May 31 and United will look to extend it, with the current campaign expected to run until June and July due to the pandemic.United will then look to negotiate a full-time deal with Ighalo, who admits he is open to moving to Manchester on a permanent basis.He said: “I’m on loan until the end of the season, which has not expired. Now it’s for us to finish the season very well, and if I do well, score more goals, if possible, then after the season we’ll see what’s on the table.“But, for now, the season is still on. Even for me, as a person, you can’t start talking about the contract when you don’t know when the season is going to resume. So there’s no need to talk about that, it’s just finish the season and then see how it goes.“Of course, I’m enjoying my time there, so if something comes up, why not?“We’ll see it, study it – if it’s what’s good for me – and, of course, my agent decides this.“I’ve been there, I’ve been around the club for a few months, everything is working perfectly well for me. Not just well for me, but the team is doing so well, fantastic. Why not? Let’s see how it goes.“There is no offer on the table yet, because the season is still on and I’m yet to finish my loan deal. I don’t just take decisions alone in my life. I have a principle and I have a guideline for everything I do. I always pray to God to direct me.” Tags: Manchester UnitedOdion Ighalopay cutPremier LeagueShanghai Shenhualast_img read more

Sinclair has blood clot removed

first_img The 24-year-old remains in hospital but is likely to be discharged at the weekend and will return for a check-up in about a month, a club representative indicated. Sinclair was taken to hospital after feeling unwell last Friday and news of his condition emerged following Saturday’s game at Swansea. Speaking after his side’s latest game against West Brom, manager Roberto Mancini said: “We are very sorry for Scott but we hope he recovers quickly. Scott is getting better, he is in the hospital.” Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair has undergone surgery to remove a blood clot in his shoulder, the club have confirmed. Press Associationlast_img read more

Trio return, but Brady pulls out

first_imgAndy Reid, Darron Gibson and Anthony Stokes have been recalled from the international wilderness after Giovanni Trapattoni’s departure as Ireland boss, but Robbie Brady will play no part in October’s World Cup qualifiers due to a groin injury. “There are always difficulties in achieving victories, but our 10 days in camp will be spent working together with a focus on doing so. “It is an honour to be working with the players and having the opportunity to manage the senior team against Germany and Kazakhstan is a huge source of pride for me and my family.” King named a 26-man party for the two games – prior to Brady’s withdrawal – although he has a further injury doubt over Stoke striker Jon Walters, who also has a groin problem. Central defenders Richard Dunne and John O’Shea are both suspended for the Germany game in Cologne on October 11, but will return to the squad for the home clash with Kazakhstan four days later. While King’s temporary appointment has seen Reid, Gibson, Stokes and Doyle return to the fold, there are no places for regulars Darren O’Dea, David Meyler, Simon Cox or Conor Sammon. Ireland currently sit in fourth place in Group C with a purely mathematical chance of making it to Brazil next summer after costly defeats by Sweden and Austria last month. That proved fatal for Trapattoni, who guided the Republic to within a controversial play-off defeat by France of the 2010 World Cup finals and then took them to Euro 2012. However, concerns over his conservatism came to a head after a 6-1 home drubbing by the Germans in October last year and although he survived showdown talks with the FAI on that occasion, last month’s events sealed his fate. Martin O’Neill was swiftly installed as favourite to replace the veteran with businessman Dennis O’Brien once again agreeing to help bankroll a new appointment. But the FAI announced last week that King would hold the fort while former international Ray Houghton and high performance director Ruud Dokter carry out a comprehensive assessment of the managerial market in an attempt to identify the best man for the job. Squad: David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), Darren Randolph (Birmingham), Joey O’Brien (West Ham), Sean St Ledger (Leicester), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Stephen Kelly (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Paul McShane (Hull), Darron Gibson (Everton), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Paul Green (Leeds), Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Anthony Pilkington (Norwich), James McClean (Wigan), Stephen Quinn (Hull), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Shane Long (West Brom), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Jon Walters (Stoke), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Anthony Stokes (Celtic). Nottingham Forest midfielder Reid was eventually discarded by Trapattoni after the pair clashed at the team hotel in the wake of a 2-1 World Cup qualifier victory over Georgia in September 2008. Celtic frontman Stokes was similarly ostracised when he pulled out of a Carling Nations Cup game in May 2011 citing fatigue, while Doyle, once a favourite of the 74-year-old Italian, lost his place as his confidence dipped along with club Wolves’ fortunes. Gibson’s exile was self-imposed after he was left sitting on the bench for the entire Euro 2012 finals campaign in Poland, although he revealed earlier this month that he would make himself available once again after Trapattoni’s exit. Midfielder Stephen Ireland has indicated his willingness to return too, but not until he has re-established himself in club football following his loan move to Stoke. The players will begin their preparations in Malahide on Monday and King, who has stepped up from his role as Under-21s manager, is relishing the opportunity to work with them. He said: “I spoke to a lot of the players over the past week and everyone is looking forward to coming in. “Playing against the third-ranked team in the world is always going to be a big challenge, but it is the sort that every player wants to be a part of. “It is a natural ambition to try to win every game and these two games should be no different. In-form Hull winger Brady will undergo an operation on Tuesday after a scan on Monday evening ruled him out of the double header against Germany and Kazakhstan, the Football Association of Ireland confirmed in a statement. Reid, Gibson and Stokes, along with Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, could all feature, though, after being included in interim manager Noel King’s squad. Press Associationlast_img read more