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PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Cricket IPL 2020 : CSK’s MS Dhoni signs with Chinese brand OPPO WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway too good for India bowlers; NZ 69/0 (33 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Cricket The leading global smart device brand OPPO, known for offering innovative technology, ropes in ace cricketer MS Dhoni, to inspire millions of people to try and be extraordinary and achieve their dreams. OPPO has always been successful in creating a connect with people through its latest offerings. 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It is a pleasure to collaborate with OPPO as they have been at the forefront of pushing their limits in technology and innovation.” OPPO’s latest #BeTheInfinite campaign, in association with MS Dhoni, aims to signify that through dedication, hard work, persistence, and will, anyone can achieve their dreams. Both MS Dhoni and OPPO personify excellence with common traits such as dedication, fast performer, reliable, and result-oriented. OPPO’s latest offering is a similar fast performing, dependable smartphone which offers an incomparable premium experience to the users. The OPPO Reno4 Pro is designed to deliver an ultra-smooth and enriching experience. The 3D Borderless Sense Screen of Reno4 Pro not only elevates the premium look and feel but also pioneers the start of an era consisting of infinite possibilities that can be seen in real life or on-screen. 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The coronavirus outbreak could directly affect Strix as its manufacturing operations are located in China. The company released a statement this week saying its production experienced a one-week delay, but two-thirds of the workforce have now resumed work. The other side of the coin is that Strix has witnessed a few customers increase order sizes because of disruption somewhere else in their supply chain.To date, the Strix Group shows minimal impact from the outbreak, but as the future impact of coronavirus remains relatively unpredictable, it would be a factor to remember if you’re considering investing.Outlook aheadThese companies both produce products that experience high demand globally, that I don’t think this is likely to change anytime soon. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Declan Kidney has some tough decisions to makeThe IRFU have today confirmed the kick off times for the Guinness Summer Series games against France and England in Aviva Stadium in August.Ireland will play four games in August starting with a trip to Murrayfield to play Scotland on August 6th. This is followed by a trip to Bordeaux to play France on August 13th.The Guinness Summer Series then kicks off on Saturday, August 20th when Ireland play France with the game kicking off at 5pm. The following week sees the final game of the series against England kick off at 2.30pm in Aviva Stadium.Ticket prices for the Guinness Summer Series range from €10.00 for schoolboy/schoolgirl tickets up to €50.00 for Premium Level seats. There is fantastic value available for families with tickets available for two adults and two children for just €60.00.Tickets will be distributed through the four provincial branches to affiliated clubs and schools. Thereafter any remaining tickets will be sold online through the Irish Rugby Supporters Club on www.irishrugby.ie later in the year.Guinness Summer Series: Home game ticket pricesPremium: €50Category 1: €40Category 2: €30Category 3: Family Ticket €60 (adult €20, child €10 based on two adults and two children)Category 4: €20Schoolboy/girl: €10Scotland v IrelandMurrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 11: Ireland coach Declan Kidney watches his players warm up during training today ahead of tomorrows RBS Six Nations game against Wales at Millennium Stadium on March 11, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Saturday 27th August,K.O. 14.30 Saturday 6th AugustK.O. TBCFrance v IrelandBordeauxSaturday 13th AugustK.O. 20.30 (local time)Ireland v FranceAviva StadiumSaturday 20th AugustK.O. 17.00Ireland v EnglandAviva Stadium
Space invader: Berrick Barnes breaks clear of Wales’ defence to set up Rob Horne for a first-half tryBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIn a nutshellWales were denied a famous victory with the final kick of the game – Australia’s replacement fly-half Mike Harris nailing a late penalty from out wide to give the Wallabies the win and the series. It was a ferocious Test match, with Wales producing a huge defensive performance. They even outscored Australia two tries to one – George North going over early on and Jonathan Davies capitalising on Ashley Beck’s quick reactions to score at the start of the second half. The lead changed hands an incredible nine times, with both Leigh Halfpenny and Berrick Barnes accurate with their kicks, but it was Harris’s boot that had the final say.Aussie sinner: Cooper Vuna has been cited for this tackle on Leigh HalfpennyKey momentIn the last minute of the game Wales had possession, but Rhys Priestland kicked the ball deep to the Wallabies, who subsequently won a penalty at the breakdown. That set up a lineout on the ten-metre line and when Wales were pinged for collapsing the ensuing driving maul, Harris stepped up to seal the win. Wales should have had faith in their ability to keep ball in hand rather than kicking to the opposition.Star manBerrick Barnes may have arrived back in Melbourne just a couple of hours before kick-off after flying to Sydney overnight for the birth of his first son, but he showed no signs of tiredness at the Etihad Stadium. He dictated the Wallabies play by varying his game with a myriad of kicks and some effortlessly pinpoint passes – he set up Rob Horne for the Aussies’ only try – plus he missed just one shot at goal. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NOT FOR FEATURED Room for improvementWales must improve their lineout – it too often went awry in Melbourne and cost them valuable possession. Quality first-phase ball in Australian terrirtory is what Wales need to launch their attacking game.Australia have set-piece problems of their own – they were regularly penalised at the scrum for early engagement and they will want to get their timing right in that area.Wales improved at the breakdown and were able to slow down Australian ball more regularly, so the Wallabies will be looking to counter that in Sydney next Saturday while Wales will want to have the same effect at the contact area. Most important for Wales, however, is their composure and decision-making in match-winning situations. They were 40 seconds away from winning this match when they kicked the ball away – had they kept it in hand they could have been celebrating a memorable win. Instead, it was another case of so close yet so far.Golden moment: Mike Harris celebrates his match-winning kickIn quotes – winnersMike Harris: “As a kicker it’s your dream to be able to win a game. I was unsuccessful in my last Test against Scotland, so it felt good to be able to put it over. It was nice to have the roof closed so there weren’t hurricane conditions!”In quotes – losersSam Warburton: “The plan was to keep the ball so when we kicked it I remember Ryan Jones shouting, ‘No’ because that’s not what the forwards wanted. I thought we’d learned the lessons of that against Barbarians last summer, but the message wasn’t clear enough.”AUSTRALIA: Adam Ashley-Cooper; Cooper Vuna (Anthony Fainga’a 71), Rob Horne, Pat McCabe, Digby Ioane; Berrick Barnes (Mike Harris 73), Will Genia; Benn Robinson (Ben Alexander 65), Tatafu Polata Nau (Stephen Moore 51), Sekope Kepu, Rob Simmons (Michael Hooper 70), Nathan Sharpe, Scott Higginbotham, David Pocock (captain), Wycliff Palu (Dave Dennis 55).Try: Horne. Con: Barnes. Pens: Barnes 5, Harris.Sin-bin: Cooper Vuna (61min).WALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Ashley Beck, George North; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips (Rhys Webb 65); Gethin Jenkins, Matthew Rees (Richard Hibbard 67), Adam Jones, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones (Luke Charteris 67), Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton (captain), Ryan Jones. Tries: North, J Davies. Cons: Halfpenny 2. Pens: Halfpenny 3.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: The Greatest Players Major teams: Harlequins, Munster Country: Ireland Test span: 1994-2003 Ireland caps: 58 (55 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 75 (15T)Brought up in Killaloe, County Clare, where he spent his youth hurling, his rugby pedigree was never in question after his father Gordon packed down for Ireland on 29 occasions. He made his debut at 21 against the Wallabies in 1994 and, as a natural leader, went on to captain Ireland in 38 Tests.Wood excelled at the set-piece, finding his jumper routinely, yet what set him apart from his peers was his attacking ability. Wood, who was nicknamed Uncle Fester for his distinctive bald head, crossed the try-line on 15 occasions in his 58 Tests – still a world record for a hooker. The memory of the 17st Wood throwing in, and then tearing around the corner to take the ball off the jumper to drive into the opposition defence, is a sight few opponents will miss.Wood led Ireland into two of his three World Cups. His 1999 campaign included a four-try haul against the USA, while he played his final game in the green shirt in a losing quarter-final against France in 2003. “The heart is willing, the head is willing but the body has had enough,” he said. Wood was also to make a name for himself as a Lion, playing in five Tests. He was one of the tour’s standout players in both 1997 and 2001, winning the inaugural IRB Player of the Year award in the latter year.Domestically Wood spent his early years at Garryowen before spending the majority of his career with Harlequins, save for a year with Munster when he led them to the Heineken Cup final, giving them a belief they could conquer Europe. Keith Wood prepares to throw in at the line out Keith Wood never took a backward step, on or off the rugby field. The combative Irish hooker had an intensity that bordered on lunacy, and he encapsulated the clichéd phrase ‘force of nature’, to mark himself as one of the greatest hookers of all time In his career after rugby, Wood isn’t lacking work. He’s a sought after public speaker, runs a PR company and is a TV pundit for the BBC.To find out who made the list of the greatest hookers to play the game, click here.To see the greatest players of all time, click here.
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Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Anglican Taonga] The two New Zealand-based archbishops have publicly declared that the Anglican Church stands four-square behind the Bible in Schools program.Archbishop David Moxon and Archbishop Brown Turei were moved to comment following televised remarks made yesterday by St Matthew-in-the-City priest Clay Nelson, who has joined the atheist run-Secular Education Network in a bid to get the religious education program out of the country’s primary and secondary schools.The archbishops’ statement follows.– – – – – – – – – –In the light of recent media comment, it is important to clarify and restate the Anglican Church’s commitment to Bible in Schools in this country.The ecumenical Churches Education Commission offers the Bible in Schools program, where a school’s board of trustees agrees to provide it.The Anglican Church in this country has long supported the Churches Education Commission, both financially and in principle, and will continue to do so.If a school’s boards of trustees, which is the parents’ elected representative body, wants to offer this spirituality and values approach to the Bible outside of the school day, it has always seemed to us to be desirable to do so – and a perfectly reasonable provision in a democracy and in terms of Tomorrows’ Schools.There are, in fact, many boards who choose not to offer Bible in Schools – and many boards who do believe it is appropriate.Furthermore, even where a school does host this program, pupils do not have to attend this part of the day.This is a long-standing agreement which honors the freedom of choice we enjoy in this country, as well as the right of parents to influence their children’s spiritual and moral development.We honor the work of the hundreds of volunteers who continue, in a loving, sensitive and non-manipulative way, to offer access, when asked, to this heritage in our schools.Archbishop Brown Turei (Tikanga Maori)Archbishop David Moon (Tikanga Pakeha) Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY
News Receive email alerts News February 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns a wave of lawsuits against independent Iraqi news media in recent weeks. Three daily newspapers and a TV station have so far been sued for defamation by senior government officials over reports about corruption. December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq to go further Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns a wave of lawsuits against independent Iraqi news media in recent weeks. Three daily newspapers and a TV station have so far been sued for defamation by senior government officials over reports about corruption.“These attacks on independent Iraqi media run counter to the progress towards democracy which the entire nation has been seeking years,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The future of these media has been jeopardised by heavy damages awards. How can press freedom survive in Iraq in such an environment?”Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge the Iraqi authorities to protect independent media and to respect article 38 of the Iraqi constitution, which guarantees free expression.”Libel suits were brought against the newspaper Al Bayanat al Jedida on 15 and 30 March by the petroleum minister and the head of the company El Mansour over articles published on 5 and 12 March about alleged corruption within the ministry and at a petroleum depot north of Baghdad. The minister is demanding 500 million dinars (315,000 euros) in damages. The head of El Mansour is suing the newspaper for 300 million dinars (189,000 euros).The head of the state railway company sued the privately-owned television station Al Diyar Sat TV on 19 April over a report about poor working conditions for its employees in Anbar province. An appeal court has confirmed a damages award of 10 million dinars (6,300 euros).“These lawsuits are part of a government-orchestrated campaign against the media designed to silence free expression,” Emad al Ebadi, a representative of Al Diyar Sat TV, told Reporters Without Borders. “The attacks on journalists are recurring, and for a reason. Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki and President Jalal Talabani recently said they wanted to ‘do away with’ aggressive media, meaning media that do not support the government. But that means all free and independent media.”On 5 May, trade minister Abdel Fellah Hassan al Sudani brought a series of complaints against two independent dailies, Al Parlament and Al Mashriq, which published a report by the Public Integrity Commission (an independent body tasked with combating corruption). The report implicated him in alleged corruption involving members of parliament. In the three complaints he brought against Al Mashriq, he demanded a total of about 100,000 euros in damages.Al Mashriq editor Fouad Razi told Reporters Without Borders: “These steps are extremely dangerous as they limit the freedom to publish and the right of access to information. The minister decided to sue one of the most important independent dailies in a bid to assure himself of favourable coverage.”The sum the trade minister is demanding in damages from Al Parlament is 50 million dinars (31,500 euros) and concerns an article that was published on 20 April.In a statement, Al Parlament said: “The media should be free of political and partisan intervention and pressure, which run counter to free expression. These violations, which are contrary to the government’s undertaking to protect journalists, will not dissuade us from trying to publish honest and fair information. Al Parlament’s independence is an essential basis. Al Parlament will continue to fulfil this duty despite harassment, difficulties and obstacles.”Asked for his views on these developments, Nabil Jassam, a professor at Baghdad University’s department of media studies, told Reporters Without Borders that the government was exploiting a 1969 law known as “Law 111,” which provides for punishments ranging from fines to the death penalty, in order to restrict press freedom.“The current government has not changed the section of this law that concerns free expression, although it ought to undertake to do this for the sake of progress for human rights in Iraq,” Jassam said. “Its aim is to reduce freedom of the press,” he added. News News Organisation April 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdistan, Threat to independent media from government officials RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en
RSF_en Europe – Central AsiaTurkey Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression News Receive email alerts News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more News Europe – Central AsiaTurkey Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will attend the opening of the trial of Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül tomorrow in Istanbul and will continue to defend Turkey’s journalists for as long as its increasingly despotic president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, keeps persecuting the media. Follow the news on Turkey Help by sharing this information April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more Dündar, Cumhuriyet’s editor, and Gül, the newspaper’s Ankara bureau chief, arefacing the possibility of life imprisonment over their revelations about Turkish arms deliveries to Islamist groups in Syria – revelations of crucial importance for all those interested in the repercussions of the Syrian conflict and in terrorism.A constitutional court ruling ended their pre-trial detention in February, after three months, but President Erdogan said he would not respect this decision.“The trial of Dündar and Gül is a test for the rule of law in Turkey,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We are stunned by President Erdogan’s repeated intervention in this case since personally filing the original complaint, showing that it has all the characteristics of an autocratic retribution.“The conditional release of Dündar and Gül was encouraging but everything is just beginning. We urge the court to dismiss the absurd charges that have been brought against these two journalists.”Dündar and Gül are charged with divulging state secrets for the purposes of espionage, trying to overthrow the government and helping a terrorist organization. At the initial hearing, the court will have to decide whether, at the prosecution’s request, the case will be heard behind closed doors and whether it will be merged with another case that has around 100 defendants.The court’s assent to these requests would violate the rights of the defence and the public’s right to information.RSF’s campaigning Cumhuriyet was awarded the 2015 Reporters Without Borders-TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize in the media category in Strasbourg on 17 November. Nine days later, Dündar and Gül were arrested and taken to Silivri prison.Ever since then, RSF has been using all possible advocacy channels, both private and public, to draw attention to their case and to the repressive spiral in Turkey, and to mobilize foreign ministries and international bodies.With representatives of 15 embassies in attendance, RSF gave a news conference in Istanbul on 1 December to launch an appeal on behalf of the two Cumhuriyet journalists. The appeal was supported by more than a dozen NGOs and by many well-known international figures such as US journalist Carl Bernstein, USphilosopher Noam Chomsky and French economist Thomas Piketty.A petition was also launched that has so far gathered more than 30,000 signatures.RSF has organized other news conferences and events, it has organized visits by Dündar’s wife, Dilek Dündar, to Washington and Paris, it has launched a media campaign, it has issued press releases, it has pleaded the cause of Turkey’s journalists with leaders capable of exercising influence (including representatives of the Council of Europe, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Union) and it has mobilized the support of the US State Department and European foreign ministries.RSF has also pooled efforts with other international and Turkish free speech groups (TGC, TGS, IPI, CPJ, FEJ, FIJ, Article19, Index on Censorship, WAN-IFRA, PEN International, AEJ, EJN, SEEMO and DISK Basin-Is) in a large coalition.After a joint visit to Turkey in October, the coalition issued a joint report and asked to be allowed to visit several imprisoned journalists. When the prison authorities refused, various coalition representatives (including an RSF representative) demonstrated outside Silivri prison in January in protest against this decision and in solidarity with imprisoned journalists. March 24, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 Dündar/Gül trial – RSF opposes Erdogan’s “autocratic retribution” to go further News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law