Six Nations finale preview in the new Rugby World magazine

first_imgExclusive interviews and in-depth analysis ahead of the 2020 championship climax TAGS: Highlight Italy scrum-half Callum BraleyThe Benetton No 9 talks horses, habits and humorous team-matesLeinster’s Pro14 triumphSean Holley analyses the key factors behind the Irish province’s latest titleScotland’s Battle for No 10Who will Gregor Townsend pick at fly-half? Or could he combine Adam Hastings and Finn Russell in the same back-line? Tom English assesses the way forwardPremier 15s previewA team-by-team guide to the English women’s top flight for the 2020-21 season, plus an exclusive interview with new Wasps signing Ellie KildunneMunster’s Matt GallagherThe full-back is loving life at Munster, especially now he’s got one up on his dad!Arcing run: Ireland’s Rob Herring tries to evade Wales’ defence (Getty Images)Ireland hooker Rob HerringThe Ulster front-rower has had to bide his time throughout his career, but the matches are coming thick and fast now. Find out more about his journeyBehind closed doorsWe head to Welford Road to find out what it’s like to stage a match during a global pandemicClub Hero Brad Barritt“He’s the best defensive 12 there’s ever been by a country mile.” Team-mates and coaches pay tribute to the Saracens stalwart as he retires LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Six Nations finale preview in the new Rugby World magazineWho will get their hands on the Six Nations trophy? The long-awaited climax to the 2020 championship is upon us and we have all you need to get ready for those final matches in the new issue of Rugby World magazine.There are exclusive interviews with England’s Charlie Ewels, Wales wing George North and Ireland hooker Rob Herring as well as analysis of the Scotland fly-half battle and the Women’s Six Nations.If you can’t get to the shops to buy a copy, you can now order single issues online and get the magazine delivered direct to your door – click here and select Rugby World’s Nov-20 issue.Or you can find out how to download the digital edition to your tablet here. We also have incredible subscription offers, including five issues for just £5 until 10am on Monday 12 October – find out more here.Here are 15 reasons to buy Rugby World magazine’s November 2020 edition…Point of contact: Charlie Ewels in action for England against France (Getty Images)Charlie Ewels exclusive interviewFrom his Dorset roots to tough lessons early in his professional career to competition at Test level, the Bath and England lock opens up to RW’s Alan Pearey25 years of European rugbyAhead of this month’s Champions Cup final between Exeter and Racing 92, we look back on memorable moments from a quarter of a century of European rugbyBernard Jackman columnThe former Ireland hooker gives his verdict on the Six Nations finale, including how he thinks Leinster’s defeat by Saracens could impact Ireland’s chancesWell-oiled machine: George North with his motorbike (Andrew Salter/@AGSVisual)My Day Off… George NorthThe Ospreys, Wales and Lions winger is known for his speed on the field, but he’s also a fan of going fast on two wheels. He talks motorbikes and milestonesBehind closed doorsWe head to Welford Road to find out what it’s like to stage a match during a global pandemicRichie and Rory ArnoldIt took time for the 6ft 10in identical twins to rise to the top but the Australians are now soaring in France for Toulouse. RW’s Alan Dymock reportsOn the ball: England’s Katy Daley-Mclean takes on Wales in the Women’s Six Nations (Getty Images)Women’s Six NationsThe women’s championship – and women’s game as a whole – needs a revamp, argues Stephen Jones. Read his plans for reform in the new issue Plus, there’s all this…Toby Booth on his vision for the OspreysA British & Irish league debateRising Stars Alex Coles and Jamie DobieWhat it’s like to… see your team go extinctMark Evans on midweek matchesGrass-roots club newsSouth Africa fly-half Elton JantjiesTips on passing from the baseInside the mind of… Scarlets scrum-half Kieran HardyThe Secret Player on bus tripsThe November 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine is on sale from 6 October to 2 November 2020.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

U.S. and Guatemala Conclude Joint Anti-Drug Operation

first_imgBy Dialogo October 26, 2012 Senior Guatemalan Military officers announced the end of the joint counter drug operation with the United States on October 24, after two months of operations in the south of the country, in which 2,000 kilos of cocaine were seized. “We have significant results including 598 air, land, and sea operations that were successful, which paid off since 2,000 kilos of cocaine were seized in different locations, particularly in international waters,” Guatemalan President Otto Pérez told the press. In addition, eight speedboats and nine firearms were confiscated, and 14 people were arrested due to different crimes related to drug trafficking. As the joint operations were finalized, 171 U.S. Marines left the country, and now the Guatemalan forces will continue with the operations, said Guatemalan Army spokesman Erick Escobedo. “The operation will not stop, but it will be reduced. The Military and counter drug agents gained experience and the necessary training to continue with the fight against drug trafficking groups,” said the Military spokesman. Since the beginning of the operation last August, the Armed Forces also found weapons and dismantled three laboratories that manufactured synthetic drugs. Guatemala, as well as other countries in Central America, has become a bridge and drug cartel warehouse for smuggled narcotics from South America to the United States.last_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Badgers get much-needed sweep at home against Wolverines

first_imgAfter defeating Michigan the night before, the Badgers hit the ice again Saturday night in search of a weekend sweep over the Wolverines.Wisconsin didn’t waste any time getting on the board, eight seconds to be exact, when sophomore Trent Frederic caught the Wolverine defense on their heels to give the Badgers an early 1-0 lead.Michigan didn’t waste much time of their own, responding just 35 seconds later and tying the game at 1-1 before a minute of hockey was played.Men’s hockey: Badgers hope to bounce back with Michigan matchupThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team is looking to get back on track this weekend against Michigan after being Read…Just less than four minutes later the Wolverines struck again to take a one-score lead early into the first. This game was cracking up to be a high-scoring affair as the opening minutes ensued.After senior Corbin McGuire committed a hooking penalty, the momentum looked to turn in Michigan’s favor with an upcoming power-play opportunity.That momentum would be turned upside down when Trent Frederic forced a turnover leading to his own breakaway goal to tie the game once more at 2-2.“He reads it well, he’s a brilliant hockey player as far as recognizing opportunities,” head coach Tony Granato said.The Badgers entered the first intermission tied with the Wolverines and would leave the second period in a tie as well after both teams netted a score in the second.Michigan was not backing down this time as they responded to a third-period goal from defenseman Jake Linhart, forcing the fourth tie of the game.Another Wisconsin defenseman would find the back of the net when sophomore Peter Tischke scored midway through the third, giving the Badgers a 5-4 lead and eventually the win.“Obviously, they’re a good team, they’re hard, they never give up, and after they came back after that fourth goal and we got the fifth one we just realized that we had to bear down and finish the game,” Tischke said following Saturday’s win.The Badgers did bear down as the third came to a close, forcing the Wolverines to pull their goaltender with minutes remaining. Adam Cavallini silenced any late game heroics with an empty-net score, ending the game in a 6-4 victory for the Badgers.Cameron Hughes finished the night with an assist hat trick, two of those assists going to Cavallini who, along with Frederic, had two goals on the night.Men’s hockey: UW slides to No. 20 following series sweep by Penn StateThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team and head coach Tony Granato watched their goal of gaining ground on the Read…Frederic finished the weekend with an impressive four goals over the two-game series as he continues to light it up for the Badgers.“The puck was coming to me and guys were making nice plays and I just happened to be there so it was a good weekend and it’s good to get two wins,” Frederic said.A sweep for the Badgers this weekend means a chance to jump into first place in the Big Ten next weekend as they head to Minnesota to take on the No. 5 Gophers.“Next week will be a challenge,” Granato said. “We had two great games against Minnesota here a few weeks back. We know the skill that they have, we know we’ll have to be at our best.”Next weekend’s matchup could very well be the biggest series of the year for the Badgers, and after sweeping the Wolverines at home, Wisconsin looks poised to make a run for the number one spot in the Big Ten.last_img read more

UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insists

first_imgBut if Diaz is indeed interested in a trilogy bout, McGregor insists that it has to be in the 155-lb. division, which the Irish superstar currently lords over.“I’m the 155-pound champion, I faced him at 170, he beat me, then I rematched him at 170, I beat him,” he was quoted as saying in a BBC News report. “Now I’m the 155-pound world champion. If he wants that fight, he must come down”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter fighting above his weight class for their first two matches, “The Notorious” believes it’s only natural that the third match take place under his stipulations.“That’s a fair trade. I didn’t ask for the rematch at a lower weight, I asked for the rematch at the exact same weight,” he explained. “I thought that was a fair play move on my half and then I came in and I won. So now I won that, then I won the 155-pound title after that. If he wants to fight, he’s got to make that 155-pound limit.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH #KicksStalker: Jordan’s second shoe gets new life UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown PLAY LIST 01:52UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Meanwhile, McGregor is expected to take some time off fighting after competing in the biggest fight of his life against undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.He also made it clear that he is open to taking another boxing match if the right fight comes along.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:Olympic medalist Michael Phelps challenges Conor McGregor to swimming raceLOOK: McGregor congratulates Mayweather, says he has ‘strong tools’ for MMAADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Read Next UFC fighters Nate Diaz (left) and Conor McGregor. AP File photoNow that Conor McGregor’s tenure inside the boxing ring has passed, it’s time to get back to the UFC and settle some unfinished business inside the octagon.Perhaps high on the UFC Lightweight Champion’s list is a grudge match against Nate Diaz, whom he engaged in two thrilling welterweight bouts last year.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

a month agoNuno disappointed with Wolves wastefulness for Braga defeat

first_imgNuno disappointed with Wolves wastefulness for Braga defeatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno was disappointed in Wolves’ wastefulness in the 1-0 loss to Braga on Thursday night.Patrick Cutrone, Ruben Neves and Willy Boly all had chances to opening the scoring for the hosts, but it was ultimately Ricardo Horta’s 72nd-minute strike that sealed a win for the Portuguese club.”We are all disappointed. It was a tough game, but I think we did enough,” Nuno said.”We did not perform perfectly, but we created many chances.”Braga had one chance, were very organised, and they scored.”That is the story of the game.”The boys worked hard, but that is football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Former Rutgers QB Ryan Hart Calls Out Kyle Flood’s Decision To Switch Quarterbacks At Halftime

first_imgRutgers is in control of its season opener today, leading FCS Norfolk State 42-13 in the third quarter in Piscataway. It’s been a rough week for the Scarlet Knights, with five players arrested and later dismissed, and four more players suspended for the first half of today’s game. One of the players punished for the first half was quarterback Chris Laviano, who spent the entire off-season in a battle for the starting job with LSU transfer Hayden Rettig. Laviano’s suspension, for breaking curfew and using a fake ID, made Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood’s decision easy, as Rettig started this afternoon and played well in the first half. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score. Somewhat surprisingly, Flood elected to begin the second half with Laviano under center. It’s a choice that seems to indicate Laviano originally won the competition and Rettig only started because of circumstance. Or maybe Flood just wanted give both guys a shot. Whatever the reasoning, former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart was not happy with the move.  hart tweetsTwitter/ @RyanHart13Hart played for the Scarlet Knights from 2002-05. During his senior season, Flood was an assistant under Greg Schiano. He subsequently tweeted that he still supported the embattled coach despite the decision, but he clearly did not approve of it.For what it’s worth, Laviano has connected with wide receiver Leonte Carroo for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns. Looks like there could be a QB controversy in New Jersey.last_img read more

Employment rate is a better indicator The Fraser Institute

first_imgAn economic think tank says it’s time to update how employment is measured in Canada. The Fraser Institute believes the unemployment rate doesn’t truly reflect how the economy is producing jobs. It states that too many people are leaving the workforce due to retirement, or to go back to school, and such changes are throwing off the jobless numbers.The think tank suggests the employment rate is a better way to evaluate how the economy is producing jobs as it measures the over all percentage of people working, not just those actively participating in the workforce.last_img

RCMP present rural crime stats to PRRD Board

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Members from the RCMP detachments in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge gave presentations to the Peace River Regional District Board outlining regional crime statistics from last year.Speaking first, Fort St. John detachment commander Insp. Mike Kurvers said that officers had seen an overall decrease in service calls in the rural area, from 3,246 in 2016 to 3,200 last year. He said that overall, most types of crime had decreased, while others increased slightly.Insp. Kurvers said that rural arsons dropped significantly last year compared to the year prior, from 21 to six. Property crime and violent crime saw substantial decreases year-over-year with the exception of sex offences. Those increased from seven to 22 in the past year. The number of vehicle thefts, drug-related offences, and impaired drivers also increased from 2016 to 2017. Dawson Creek’s acting detachment commander Sgt. Mike Richard said that rural calls in the South Peace have increased 33 percent compared to 2016, with police being called out 1,917 times last year.  Sgt. Richard said that vehicle thefts were a big problem in 2017, with an average of 15 to 17 vehicles being stolen every month. He did attribute at least part of that to a large chop-shop operation in Doe River, north of Rolla, which was shut down by police last year.Sgt. Scott Hromadnik said that the Chetwynd RCMP had a busy 2017, which he attributed to an uptick in oil and gas industry activity near his community. Sgt. Hromadnik also said that his detachment has been focusing recently on traffic enforcement, as roads in the Chetwynd area claimed seven lives last fiscal year.last_img read more

To make police stations spacious and clean cops shift over 6000 vehicles

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to maintain cleanliness inside and outside police stations in the city, the Delhi Police had shifted more than 6,000 vehicles, which comes under case properties, lying in the police stations to different auto ponds/centralised malkhanas. Sources said that under the process, possibilities are there that more than 40,000 vehicles likely to be removed soon.Police sources told Millennium Post that in his crime review meetings, the Delhi Police Commissioner has taken stocks from districts and units DCPs regarding the shifting of vehicles. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In a recent meeting which held in police headquarters, the police chief reviewed the update on the progress of shifting vehicles in different districts and units,” sources said. They further added that as many as 6,233 vehicles were shifted to auto pounds where the confiscated, recovered vehicles are kept with proper details of the case in which they were involved. The facility of a auto ponds is only to decongest police station. Sources further added that one of the districts shifted 1,117 vehicles whereas two districts separately moved more than 600 vehicles. Rest of the districts shifted over 3,000 vehicles. Two units of Railways and Special Cell shifted as many as 71 vehicles. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsSources further revealed that there are possibilities of having 41,543 vehicles that might be shifted to auto ponds. A senior police officer said that bigger case properties such as vehicles, equipment and furniture are sometimes damaged by weather. “Also during the rainy season, the water gets collected in the vehicles and became breeding ground for mosquitoes. Through shifting, cleanliness will be there in the police stations,” added the officer. Another officer said that it will also make the police stations beautiful and spacious. Apart from all the city, police also inaugurated e-Malkhana in which the case property has been given a proper identity packed in a cover with a barcode in it. “Details of the case property are first entered into the software, followed by uploading of its photograph. The case property is packed in a cardboard box to prevent damage, and a unique barcode is generated which is pasted on the box,” said police.last_img read more