Fitzgerald starts in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup opener following Henshaw injury

first_img Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw has failed in his battle for fitness ahead of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup opener against Canada resulting in Luke Fitzgerald starting at No 12.Henshaw injured a hamstring in Ireland’s final training session before travelling to England for the tournament.Dave Kearney retains his place on the wing at the expense of Tommy Bowe, while Munster’s Keith Earls edges out Simon Zebo for a place on the opposite flank.>>> Why Ireland have no reason to panic Luke Fitzgerald starts in the centres for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup opener against Canada after Robbie Henshaw’s hamstring injury Stand-in: Luke Fitzgerald will slot in at 12 in Robbie Henshaw’s absence Iain Henderson will partner captain Paul O’Connell in the second row, having beaten Devin Toner for the position. Towering lock Toner does not even make the bench, with coach Joe Schmidt preferring the versatility of Donnacha Ryan, who can also cover at flanker.center_img Ireland: R Kearney; D Kearney, J Payne, L Fitzgerald, K Earls; J Sexton, C Murray; J McGrath, R Best, M Ross; I Henderson, P O’Connell (capt), P O’Mahony, S O’Brien, J Heaslip.Replacements: S Cronin, C Healy, N White, D Ryan, C Henry, E Reddan, I Madigan, S Zebo. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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NFWF and NOAA Grants for Coastal Resilience Projects

first_imgThe National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA, joined by partners Shell and TransRe, have announced $30 million in new grants to support coastal resilience projects in 23 states and U.S. territories.The grants will restore or expand natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, coastal rivers, and barrier islands that help minimize the impacts of storms, rising sea levels and other extreme events on nearby communities and habitats.The 44 grants will generate $60 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $90 million.“CPRA is proud of its partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation,” said CPRA Chairman Chip Kline. “These projects were strategically selected because of the benefits they provide to our coast and their consistency with Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, and will further strengthen the resilience of coastal Louisiana.”​A complete list of the 2019 grants made through the National Coastal Resilience Fund is available here.last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Weekend Tennis Results

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Tennis team participated at The Franklin Community Invitational on Saturday (5-9).Batesville defeated Franklin 3-2.Roncalli defeated Batesville 3-2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

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St. Louis & Ripley County Engineering Academy win regional title

first_imgOSGOOD, Ind. — St. Louis and the Ripley County Engineering Academy won in their divisions at the 6th Annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Jac-Cen-Del Elementary.In Division I (middle school) St. Louis’ “Rube World Staffers” consisted of 7th graders.The team walked away with the Teamwork Award, Spirit of Rube Goldberg Award, and the Judges Award.The team will advance to the national contest scheduled for March 26 in Columbus, Ohio.In Division II (high school), the Ripley County Engineering’ machine “Operation Sam” not only captured first place in the division, but also won the People’s Choice Award, Teamwork Award, Judges Award, and the Peer Award.The team will advance to the National contest on March 25 in Columbus, Ohio.last_img read more

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Sometimes it Pays to Solve Hard Problems: CA Acquires 3Tera

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Announcements#cloud#cloud computing mike kirkwood As ReadWriteWeb’s Richard MacManusreported in 2006, 3Tera is a company to watch: “3Tera strikes me as a company to keep an eye on – they’re tackling a complex problem and they have a lot of potential customers out there.” CA must agree. The companies have entered into a definitive agreement for CA to purchase 3Tera, adding it to CA’s growing list of cloud acquisitions.Simplifying Deployment3Tera’s focus is simplifying the deployment of environments. The tools also helps synchronize capabilities between cloud providers and so-called “private clouds” hosted inside a company’s data center.The company has a GUI based application to help visualize, manage, and deploy solutions in the cloud. This is an important thing to solve, especially if time is of the essence in getting your cloud-based application supported by your IT team, and keeping your choices open after it is deployed.The Cloud is Mainstream As self-reported by the 3Tera team in their blog, this acquisition represented cloud computing becoming mainstream in IT. CA sees a need to fill in this piece in their portfolio and IT leaders are asking for tools to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure assets. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “We started 3Tera to radically ease the way IT deploys, maintains and scales – MANAGES – applications. Our AppLogic® cloud computing platform provides the foundation of our partners’ orchestration of cloud services for public and private clouds around the world. Today, we’re taking the next step in moving toward making cloud computing mainstream by joining CA.”It looks like cloud computing is becoming essential to the enterprise. Is it in yours? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Going Public Could Restart Twitter’s Growth

first_imgOne of Twitter’s challenges, revealed in today’s IPO filing, is its stalling growth: At 215 million users, the social network for broadcasting short bursts of information is still signing up new users, but nowhere near as torridly as it did in 2012.One of the smartest things it can do to boost those numbers could be going public.The LinkedIn EffectBesides swelling its coffers—according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Twitter is seeking to raise $1 billion—and making investors and employees wealthy, Twitter’s public offering will inevitably splash the service’s name across the headlines.If the IPO goes poorly, like Facebook’s, that could be a negative. But if the offering is well-received, like LinkedIn’s, the IPO could end up being a marketing event for the company. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner often talks about the effect his company’s public offering had on the site. The net effect of being publicly traded, he points out, is that you’re taken more seriously by consumers, partners, and advertisers. LinkedIn has grown at a swift clip since its stock-market debut in May 2011, and now has more than 200 million members.While Twitter is well-known, it’s not well-used. Views of Twitter timelines, a measure of engagement with the service, actually stalled in the second quarter of this year in the United States. The buzz around an IPO could get people who previously tried the service and abandoned it to give it another shot—or get new users to sign up for it.Taking Twitter SeriouslyTwitter is no longer the joke of a business it was in its early days, with frequent site outages and turmoil in its top ranks. But its revenues—now about $500 million on an annual basis—are shadowed by the multiple billions of dollars a year that Facebook and Google, its larger rivals, pull in. It could afford to be taken more seriously, and trading as TWTR, with a valuation assigned by the stock market, not the hopes and dreams of venture capitalists, could give it more clout.It was inevitable that Twitter go public: It grew past the point where it was an easy acquisition for Google or Facebook years ago. But if Twitter’s executives play their cards right, the value it gets from being public could exceed the cash it raises from investors. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img owen thomas Tags:#IPO#Jeff Weiner#LinkedIn#LinkedIn IPO#twitter#Twitter IPO A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Getting closer

first_imgBarangay Ginebra weathered a bout with food poisoning and bucked a lethargic start to clip NLEX, 105-96, in a Petron Saturday Special game and clinch a playoff spot in the PBA Philippine Cup at Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT “We had a real bad case of food poisoning. The hardest hit was Mark Caguioa. Sol (Mercado) was hit hard, I was hit hard. We had about eight or nine  players suffering from [it],” Gin Kings coach Tim Cone said.“It was real hard to get ourselves up and get ready for this,” Cone added. “But we found a way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLeading the charge was Japeth Aguilar, who delighted the hometown crowd with 27 points and nine rebounds.  LA Tenorio pumped in 17 while Greg Slaughter and Kevin Ferrer each tallied 14 to help Ginebra close in on the No. 2 spot and forge a playoff for the second twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs.“Slowly, we caught up, got ahead and was able to hold on,” Cone added. “We had to adjust our defense so we could battle a little bit more. I felt we played a really good second quarter defensively and that gave us kind of a blueprint for the rest of the game.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag ‘Biggest ever’ Manila SEA Games Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The victory hiked the Kings’ record to 6-3, putting them just behind 7-3 TNT KaTropa which is also still in the running for the last quarterfinal bonus.NLEX unloaded eight triples in a fiery start, but was unable to sustain that hot shooting during the middle quarters.Poy Erram and JR Quiñahan had 16 and 15 points for the losers, respectively, as NLEX dropped to a 4-6 record to still be out of the playoff picture with a game against Magnolia remaining.Cone, whose squad has two more games left, said their their biggest drive is to avoid the heavyweights in the first round of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View commentslast_img read more

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General Public Notices

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 10, 2017 – Providenciales – The general public is advised that the utilities and communication companies continue to work to assess the extent of damages to their networks.    Additional repair crews have begun to arrive and they are arranging visits to all islands as a matter of priority.FORTIS Crews have begun work along the Leeward Highway and has listed the following areas as priority; Five Cays, Blue Hills, Downtown, Kew Town, South Dock, Grace Bay and the Airport.DIGICEL Teams along with helicopters has begun to arrive in the TCI and will make trips to other islands to assess the damages and to restore communications to their customersFLOW has begun country wide assessment of damages to their network and are sending teams to the family islands to begin repairs for the restoration of services to its customers.Provo water company will continue to provide periodic access to water supply in select communities.    Blue Hills, Wheeland and the far end of Chalk Sound continue to face challenges with water supply due to extensive damages along the network in those areas.This is a general public announcement.   Persons should look out for specific information released by the respective utilities and communication companies for up to date informationPlease share this message  with family and friend to keep all informed.   We are committed to rebuild TCI together. Related Items:last_img read more

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Jamaica Fire Brigade focused on children for Fire Safety Week

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 25, 2017 – Kingston – The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is observing Fire Safety Awareness Week from October 22 to 28 with a number of activities that are targeted at children.   Assistant Superintendent of the Kingston and St. Andrew Fire Prevention Division, Nicholas Ogilvie, told JIS News that children play a significant part in the brigade’s strategy to reduce domestic fires.   He contends that when children are taught about fire safety they will pass on the techniques to their parents and peers.“One of our key stakeholders is children. When you get an opportunity to teach them they will help to reinforce that information. It’s like training the trainers,” he pointed out.He noted that each fire division and station across the island will be engaging schools in a number of activities.“They (students) will not be there as spectators.   They will be competing in how to use a fire extinguisher, how to do basic first aid and how to do search and rescue,” he informed.The week of observance, under the theme ‘Empowering our People for a Fire Safe Jamaica’, got under way with a church service at Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre on Waltham Park Road in Kingston.Other activities for the week include disaster risk-reduction expositions in May Pen, Clarendon; Lucea, Hanover; and Port Maria, St. Mary.   On Friday (October 27), a fire-safety exposition will be held at the Waterfront, downtown Kingston from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Assistant Superintendent Ogilvie is encouraging Jamaicans to participate in the expos in order to increase their knowledge about fire safety.Release: JISlast_img read more

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Veteran Educator Community Advocate Joe Darville PMs Promise of Land a 41Year

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 16, 2018 – Grand Bahama – Joe Darville remembers the first time he proposed that every Bahamian be granted a plot of Crown Land at age 18.  “It was 1977 and I had just moved to Freeport to take up my post as principal of Catholic High School,” said the veteran educator and respected community rights and environmental advocate.   “The Bahamas was barreling toward a drug-involved culture. Drugs were infiltrating every level of society and I was sick about what I saw ahead – poverty, neglect, delusion, corruption, a widening gap between the haves and have-nots, a disrespect for law and order.”But Darville, ever the faith-based optimist, also saw a solution.“Make Bahamians owners of their own land and they would look after their country,” he says.   “Sixty percent of all the land in The Bahamas is Crown Land and successive governments have been trading it for a song to lure foreign direct investment.  I am not opposed to foreign investment.  We are a small nation and we need people from abroad who have vision, ideas and the wherewithal to carry them out.   But we also need to make Bahamians owners and the only way to do it for many who will not be able to afford to buy land, especially when they are young, is to offer that land as a grant and see how becoming a landowner changes people, making them stronger, more confident, more responsible.  They feel as though they belong.”Crown Land grants for Bahamians was a plea at Darville repeated for four decades, through his years as a high school principal, vice president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, founding member and past president of the Bahamas Counselors’ Association, founding member of the Grand Bahama YMCA, chairman of the Bahamas Humane Society, more recently chairman of Save The Bays.This week, Darville heard the words he had waited half a lifetime to hear.“When the Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that government would provide lots for under $30,000, a reduction of 70% of the market price, as part of its ambitious housing program and land reform initiatives, I wanted to jump up and shout congratulations.  This could be one of the most significant moves any government could ever make.  We do not know the details yet, how many lots, where they are, what size, any payment or loan arrangements so we await word on that but in principle, the move to make Crown Land available at reasonable rates to a broad base is a dramatic turn that will have tremendous positive benefits.”Darville offered two suggestions to maximize the initiative.“I would ask that the PM take into consideration the fact that even $30,000 may be out of reach for some and provide delayed payment plans or outright grants based on earning potential and individual interviews,” he said.   “I would also urge government to grant one-acre plots in the Family Islands to give recipients pride of ownership, open windows of opportunity and help revive our beautiful family islands.”The prime minister made the announcement this week during a tour of The Pointe development, Bay Street.“There are many Bahamians who want to own homes,” he said.  “Unfortunately, today, the average home may cost anywhere from $180,000 and up.  That is very cost prohibitive to the average Bahamian, and therefore we are introducing this program.  We would hope that we have lots available right after the new budget [in] May/June.  Those lots will be sold with all the infrastructure, amenities attached to it and be sold at a very, very low price.  The only thing I can say is that there’d be – I don’t want to give the exact cost – but to give you a ballpark figure, I can say they will be definitely be less than $30,000.”Darville, who has won numerous awards for civic leadership, said one of the important components of the promise of land ownership is duty exemption on construction materials for first time homeowners, predicting an economic boost for contractors.“But the most important outcome is that those who were once on the outside looking in will now feel a part of the mainstream,” he said.  “Home ownership changes how you view everything around you – your neighbours, your neighbourhood, the school in your area – they all become part of your world.  For those who have always lived behind the warm wall of wealth, it is hard to imagine how cold it is on the outside.  I commend Dr. Minnis and his team for taking this important step toward true land reform and hope that it is carried out especially in the Family Islands so young people can return to their roots and develop the land of their heritage and of their hearts.” Related Items:last_img read more

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