WORCESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Bath forward Lewis Moody leaves the field with an injury during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Bath at Sixways Stadium on November 25, 2011 in Worcester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) “Finally, I would not have achieved what I have in this sport without the continued support of my family and friends during my entire career. Rugby has been my life for such a long time now, it is scary to imagine what it will be like without it, but I look forward to relishing the new opportunities and adventures that will come my way.’’Moments most memorable to fans will include his match winning charge down in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final and leading England in June 2010 when they famously beat Australia on their home turf.Martin Johnson who played alongside Lewis for Leicester and England before coaching him, said: “When I look back at playing with Lewis it always brings a smile to my face – it was never dull. He was one of the most committed guys I ever played with and had a complete disregard for his own physical wellbeing. It’s sad that he has had to retire but he should be remembered for a great career and someone who never gave less than 100 percent for his club and country.”Since stepping down from international rugby in November 2011, Lewis spoke of his passion to channel his efforts in to succeeding with Bath Rugby and Sir Ian McGeechan, Director of Rugby, added: “Lewis has been a fantastic servant to the game, and I am disappointed I will not now have another opportunity to work with him on the training pitch and watch him deliver in a Bath jersey. He has had a tremendous career and is a player I have greatly admired. He is always fully committed and is everything any coach would want in a back row forward. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lewis ‘Mad Dog’ Moody put his body on the line countless times. Renowned for his fearless style of play, Lewis Moody has been putting his body on the line for club and country for 16 years.Making his first appearance for Leicester Tigers in 1996, Lewis went on to play at the club for 14 years, including 217 games and 32 tries before moving to Bath Rugby in the summer of 2010.With 71 caps for his country and three for the British and Irish Lions, he is one of the very few players to have consistently excelled in world rugby for the duration of his career. As the most capped England flanker he is also one of the most decorated, with winners medals from seven Premiership titles, two Heineken Cups, one LV=Cup, two RBS Six Nations Championships and one Rugby World Cup.Moody leaves the field for the last time…Lewis said: “It is with great sadness that I have to announce my immediate retirement from all forms of rugby. I have been very privileged to have played in some incredible teams and with some phenomenal players. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the medics and physios who have put me back together time and time again to enable me to continue to play this wonderful sport of ours.“I would like to thank all of the coaches that I have worked with during my career, from Bracknell minis to the British and Irish Lions; they have all left their mark on me as a player.“It goes without saying how much I value the fans who have supported me so loyally over the years, it has been one of life’s singular pleasures to have played this game in front of you. “He is someone whose opinion I trust and value, and he leaves a fantastic legacy from his time with Leicester, England and the Lions, which will long be remembered.’’Nick Blofeld, Chief Executive of Bath Rugby, has spoken of Lewis’s influence at the club both on and off of the field, saying: “Lewis has had a very positive impact throughout his time with Bath. Part of the reason we signed him was due to the experience and attitude he would bring off the field as well as on it, and he has played a big role in helping us to strengthen the culture, attitude and playing environment at the club. We are of course sad to see him retire, but wish him all the best with his future.”
Sport Relief has chosen Broadcasting Support Services (BSS) to handle its donations.BSS, which has worked on Comic Relief campaigns, will process donations for the first Sport Relief campaign this month. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 July 2002 | News 16 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sport Relief selects donation handling supplier About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
188 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37 Delayed train journeys can now generate income for charity, thanks to a new initiative from East Midlands Trains.The company has added the option of donating to charity to its Delay Repay scheme. This system, available from other train companies, lets travellers claim compensation for any delays to their journey over 30 minutes.Until now, compensation would be paid to the traveller via cheque, PayPal, Bacs, or Rail Travel Vouchers. Now travellers can choose to donate their compensation to charity. If they select that option then 100% of the donation will be passed to charity. Train delays can now raise funds for charity About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Individual giving 187 total views, 1 views today East Midlands Trains has chosen its first charity to benefit from its ‘Donate as you Claim‘ scheme. Appropriately it is Railway Children, which fights for vulnerable children who live alone and at risk on the streets where they suffer abuse and exploitation.“This partnership with Railway Children will hopefully help turn an unfortunate situation into something hugely positive, having a very real impact on the lives of vulnerable children in the UK, India and East Africa.”The company described its partnership with Railway Charity as its first charity partnership, so it is likely that in time a different charity will be selected to benefit. The company is not going to allow passengers to choose any UK charity, just the one selected.It is not clear yet if a Gift Aid declaration is included in the giving process. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 March 2017 | News Have you spotted other train companies offering a charitable donation option in their Delay Repay scheme? Update 28 April 2017How much does it raise? Here’s the result after the first month. East Midlands Trains adds donate to charity option on delay repay AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37
Twitter Letterkenny Cllrs concerned that reduced signage costs could backfire By News Highland – October 11, 2011 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Pinterest There is to be a reduction in the cost of finger post signage in Letterkenny from the current €630 fee, to €50.A motion was passed by Cllr Dessie Larkin last night at Letterkenny Town Councils monthly meeting.He says he hopes the cut in the fee will see a reduction of illegal signage in the town.A number of councillors raised concerns that the licence fee for finger post signage was now cheap, and that the town would now be overloaded with these signs.However Cllr Larkin said hopefully that won’t be the case:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/des830.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleCouncil agrees revised Winter Maintenance ProgrammeNext articleCouncil urged to not financially neglect island communities News Highland Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Newsx Adverts LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+
Top StoriesSC Declines To Stay Presidential Order Excluding Assam From ‘Inner Line Permit’ Area; Seeks Centre’s Response Sanya Talwar3 Jun 2020 3:39 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the 2019 Presidential Order, whereby the State of Assam has been excluded from Inner Line Area, in light of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019.A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & Hrishikesh Roy, however issued notice on the plea and sought the Centre’s response.Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appeared for…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 Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the 2019 Presidential Order, whereby the State of Assam has been excluded from Inner Line Area, in light of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019.A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & Hrishikesh Roy, however issued notice on the plea and sought the Centre’s response.Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appeared for he Petitioner(s) and while relying on State Of Sikkim Vs Surendra Prasad Sharma argued that the said PO must be stayed.CJI SA Bobde stated that an ex-parte stay would not be granted as it was imperative to hear the other side.CJI: “We can’t grant Ex-parte stay”Singh: “But the SG is here”CJI: “Yes, but they need time. We’ll issue notice and have it after two weeks”In light of this, the CJI SA Bobde-led bench directed the matter be listed after two weeks and sought the Union’s response accordingly.Background:The All Tai Ahom Student’s Union (ATASU) moved the Supreme Court challenging the Adaptation of Laws (Amendment) Order 2019 dated December 11, 2019.This amended the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR), 1873 vis-à-vis sectionS 6B(4) of the Citizenship Amendment Act 1955 & 3 of the CAA, 2019, insulating most parts of Assam from the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system, which in turn would have helped the State government of Assam to protect its indigenous people by not allowing migrants to intrude in the State.However, vide the impugned Presidential Order the government has deprived the State of Assam from the applicability of Section 6B(4), that too just one day prior to the enactment of the CAA, 2019.In the interim, the Petitioner sought that the operation of the impugned Presidential Order be stayed, so that during the pendency of the case the State Government of Assam enjoys the liberty to notify “The Inner Line” Area in Assam too so as to protect the State of Assam and its people from the grave effect of Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.The PIL inter alia contends that the Adaptation of Laws (Amendment) Order 2019 which restricts the applicability of Section 6B (4) of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 is in sheer violation of Articles 14, 21, 29, 325, 326 and 355 and 372 (3) (a) of the Constitution of India.”It was well known fact to the Central Government that the State of Assam is facing tremendous problem due to huge influx of illegal immigrants and under such a situation bringing Adaptation of Laws (Amendment) Order 2019 so as to deprive the State of Assam from the applicability of Section 6B (4) of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 is in sheer violation of Articles 14, 21, 29, 325, 326 and 355 of the Constitution of India.”It has been contended that impugned Presidential Order, passed under Article 372 (2) of the Constitution is anyhow unconstitutional and illegal as by virtue of Article 372 (3)(a), the power of the President under Article 372 (2) has become obsolete after 1953.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Tony Badilla via Twitter(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Surveillance cameras captured a fast-acting transportation worker on Sunday as he rescued a man by pulling him off the tracks just a split second before an oncoming train hit him.The video shows Bay Area Rapid Transit transportation supervisor John O’Connor jumping into action at the Oakland, California, station after a man stumbled and fell onto the tracks as a train approached.O’Connor, 24, miraculously grabbed the man by his shoulders and lifted him up to the platform safely with just seconds to spare. He said the train was about 60 feet away when the man fell.“I just looked at him and said, ‘He’s not going to make it.’ Let me see, because it’s hard to get out of there,” O’Connor told reporters Monday. “It is not like you could just jump up and get out of there. You know, I was just fortunate God put me there and he got to see another day.”O’Connor said he was conducting a bit of crowd control at the Coliseum BART station following an Oakland Raiders game Sunday night when he saw the unidentified man fall.He said it feels “a little awkward” to be called a hero because first responders like police officers and firefighters save lives on a daily basis with very little recognition.“I feel humbled in having been given an opportunity to save someone’s life, but it feels a little awkward to be declared a hero,” O’Connor said. “I’d like to think that anybody else in that situation would have done the same thing.”However, he said he does have a few words of wisdom for the man he saved: “Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Try to use a little more caution and go out and do something good with your life. Enjoy the rest of the days God blessed you with.”A BART spokesperson said the man who fell underwent a medical evaluation after the accident. Police said he was fine, but intoxicated.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
An analysis of a long-term surface air temperature record for Fossil Bluff in the George VI Sound, West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) documents in detail some important aspects of the climate of this area for the first time. The analysis identifies the close dependency of air temperatures on latitude in the WAP but reveals that the strength of this dependency is greatest in winter. This result along with others leads to the Fossil Bluff climate regime being characterized as ‘continental’ rather than ‘maritime’ as found further north. The WAP as a whole displays large interannual temperature variability but this is greatest in Marguerite Bay rather than the Fossil Bluff area. Evidence is also provided for secular climatic change appearing in summer throughout the WAP over the last few decades. The representativeness of existing Antarctic Peninsula annual air temperature climatologies, based mainly on snow temperature measurements, for the winter and summer periods is also noted.
Globally, few protected areas exist in areas beyond the jurisdiction of a single state. However, for over 50 years the Antarctic protected areas system has operated in a region governed through multi-national agreement by consensus. We examined the Antarctic Treaty System to determine how protected area designation under a multi-party framework may evolve. The protected areas system, now legislated through the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty and the Convention on the Conservation of Marine Living Resources, remains largely unsystematic and underdeveloped. Since the Antarctic Treaty entered into force in 1961, the original signatory Parties – and Parties with territorial claims in particular − have dominated work towards the designation of protected areas in the region. The distribution of protected areas proposed by individual Parties has largely reflected the location of Parties’ research stations which, in turn, is influenced by national geopolitical factors. Recently non-claimant Parties have become more involved in area protection, with a concurrent increase in areas proposed by two or more Parties. However, overall, the rate of protected area designation has almost halved in the past 10 years. We explore scenarios for the future development of Antarctic protected areas and suggest that the early engagement of Parties in collaborative area protection may strengthen the protected areas system and help safeguard the continent’s values for the future. Furthermore, we suggest that the development of Antarctica’s protected areas system may hold valuable insights for area protection in other regions under multi-Party governance, or areas beyond national jurisdiction such as the high seas or outer space.
WILLIAM T. SMITH To the Editor:One would think that contacting an elected official, even a senator in Washington would be relatively easy. It seems that constituents have several available convenient methods, including email, fax and social media. Constituents also have the choice of sending their message to either a Washington office or one here in NJ.My experience, however, informs me that although Senator Menendez and Senator Booker have NJ and Washington staff to facilitate constituent queries, my several attempts via email, fax and social media, have not even been acknowledged.The subject of my attempts to contact Senators Menendez and Booker over the last three months admittedly is not an urgent matter nor of any significance to anyone other than family. So in fact if I never received a response from either senator, it would not change my world. Nevertheless being ignored this way is like having a pebble in my shoe. What if my query was important, something really needing attention? What if someone else, right now, actually needs one of the senators to somehow intervene but find themselves, like me, ignored?To be clear, I don’t believe this is purposeful on the part of either senator or their respective staffs. I believe something in their constituent-communication process needs attention. Perhaps one or both of these good senators will read this account or be informed of it by someone who actually can reach one or both so they may then address the issue. That is my goal in writing this letter and hoping it’s published.