Get the lowdown on the hard-tackling lynchpin of England’s forward pack 3. His dad, Linford, is from Jamaica. With a background in football and cricket, Courtney remembers Linford saying that rugby was a bit rough for kids.4. After coming through the Northampton Saints Academy, he made his club debut in 2007 against Esher in the Championship – then known as National League One. He’s won the Challenge Cup, LV= Cup and Premiership with Saints.Courtney Lawes on his debut against Australia in 2009 (Getty Images)5. An England debut came in the autumn of 2009. Australia triumphed 18-9 at Twickenham thanks to tries from Will Genia and Adam Ashley-Cooper. Courtney Lawes in England training during the 2021 Six Nations (Getty Images) 8. He is undefeated as a Test Lion, playing in the second-Test win and third-Test draw against New Zealand in 2017.9. At 6ft 7in and 18st, he is the joint-tallest player in the British & Irish Lions squad, alongside Exeter second-row Jonny Hill.10. Lawes and wife Jessica have four children – Nell, Teddy, and twin boys Otto and Hugo. Who is Courtney Lawes: Ten things you should know about the England lockCourtney Lawes has been an international tour de force for more than a decade. The epitome of the modern lock/blindside hybrid, he is best known for his shuddering physicality and devotion to club side Northampton Saints.Here are ten more facts about the England forward.Ten things you should know about Courtney Lawes1. Courtney Lawes was born on 23 February 1989 in Hackney, London, but grew up in the Northampton area.2. Lawes began to play rugby when he was 13 at Northampton School for Boys, the same school which produced ex-England hooker Steve Thompson. His club side was Northampton Old Scouts. 6. He has featured for England in ten successive Six Nations campaigns.7. Lawes didn’t receive an email checking his availability for the British & Irish Lions 2021 tour because it was sent to an old email address. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
San Francisco – This reporter attended a rally on May 11 in support of domestic violence victim Yazmin Elias at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Center on Sansome Street. A number of Yazmin’s supporters lined up in front of the building waiting to be admitted to attend the hearing. This reporter handed many of them a copy of Workers World newspaper.A Homeland Security guard who witnessed this came out of the building and told each of those holding the paper that they would not be allowed inside with the paper. Most felt compelled to return the paper so they could go into the hearing, although one person tucked it inside his jacket.I asked the guard if this “rule” applied to all newspapers or just to Workers World. He claimed it applied to all newspapers.In fact, when people entered the building, they were subjected only to a typical security check — putting their things in a plastic bin and then walking through metal detectors. No one was questioned about whether they were carrying any newspapers, and no one was searched for newspapers or other literature.Workers World is taking steps to challenge this censorship by the state. The incident comes immediately after Workers World newspapers were stopped for a month from entering the Pennsylvania prison system. The reason given by prison authorities was that the papers contained articles in support of May Day general strikes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Student expected to launch sports betting app Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Linkedin Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ printA member of the TCU women’s club soccer team did not want her senior year of high school to be the last moment she competed in the sport she loves. “It had been such a big part of my life,” said senior business major Maddy Lee, who started playing soccer at 4 years old. The TCU Women’s Club Soccer team after a 5-1 win over SFA last semester. (Photo courtesy of TCU Women’s Club Soccer Instagram)Many high school student-athletes dream of playing sports at the collegiate level. However, a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations and an NCAA report found of 8 million student-athletes only 480,000 compete at the NCAA level.Students unable to compete as NCAA athletes in university-sponsored uniforms can often feed their passion for sports through competitive club sports.High school athletes that did not go on to compete at the NCAA level, combined with college students eager to take up a club sport as an extracurricular, make up an estimated two million that participate in club sports governed by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.Not to confuse with intramural sports, club sports teams play at a more competitive level that gives teams the opportunity to advance to regionals and national collegiate championships. Many teams have directors or presidents in charge of scheduling and fundraising.A five-year-old who once saw soccer as all fun and games has now filled her passion for the sport as the club soccer president.Eve Matten, a sophomore business major, said holding the title of club president has been a growing experience that has taught her the importance of teamwork, perseverance and commitment.“I finally had the opportunity to do more than just be a player on the field,” said Matten.”Being a defender, I see everything from the back end. I like that I get this holistic view of the team.”TCU Women’s Club Soccer teammates, Brittany Webb and McCall Moore, during a game last semester. (Photo courtesy of TCU Women’s Club Soccer Instagram)Many students prefer club sports over NCAA sports because they still offer great competition without the time-consuming participation.One of Matten’s teammates aspired to play at the collegiate level, but also desired the time to commit to academics. “Club soccer is a great medium between playing at the D1 level and participating in intramural sports because it is highly competitive without being a forced commitment,” said first-year nursing major Brooke Gully. The A&M Consolidated High School alumna, who earned 1st Team All-Region and Academic All-District during her time as a midfielder for the Lady Tiger soccer team, mentioned the disparity between the two levels of competition.“It takes more time, more skill and more drive than intramural sports but these investments do not compare with the investment of playing on a D1 team,” Gully added. TCU D1 soccer led the Big 12 in attendance for the fourth straight season in 2017 with an average of 1,375 fans per match. Although attendance lacks at the club games in comparison to the NCAA games, club members have plans to raise awareness. “A lot of people don’t know about the club, so often we don’t have a lot of fans,” said Matten. “Recently, a lot of the freshman have asked their friends to come to games and we’ve had a lot more fans.”Matten also said they have inquired on selling t-shirts on campus to highlight that they, too, are athletes who use their time to play a sport they love. Boschini pushes to change alert system company TCU Women’s Club Soccer teammates jumping for joy before a soccer match. (Photo courtesy of TCU Women’s Club Soccer Instagram) Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ + posts ReddIt Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: March 24, 2018Next articleHonors Ambassador applications open this week Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Carolina Olivares Boschini questions English-only alert system Facebook Linkedin Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. Facebook Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years
Pinterest By News Highland – February 7, 2021 Previous articleRonan Curtis stars in late Portsmouth comebackNext articleDrug driver arrested at checkpoint outside Ballybofey News Highland WhatsApp Funding allocated to Donegal Gaeltacht for office renovations Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Funding has been allocated to the Donegal Gaeltacht for building renovations to be carried out at its Regional Offices in Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.€1.74m has been approved for enterprise building renovations in Donegal, Galway and Kerry.The works in Gaoth Dobhair will include the renovation and upgrading of a space for customers, the upgrading of lighting and reduction of energy costs as well as the upgrading of toilets and provision of toilets for people with a disability in the reception area and a new customer service space. Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
iStock(NEW YORK) — A remarkably turbulent weather pattern continues to dominate almost the entire U.S. Alerts from 2 major storms span all the way from California to New York affecting at least 140 million Americans.Major cities across the country including Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Louisville are incurring significant weather impacts on one of the busiest travel days of the year.The first of 2 Major Storms this week is now in the upper Midwest and is headed towards the Great Lakes this morning.Over 30 inches of snow was reported in parts of Colorado from this storm. Nine to 10 inches of snow were reported in both Nebraska and Kansas. 8 inches of snow have already been reported in parts of Iowa and Minnesota this morning.Wind gusts in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas have reported gusts over 50 mph. This storm also caused 4 reported tornadoes — 2 of them in Louisiana and 2 in Mississippi.This storm will bring snow totals up to 7 inches in the Minneapolis area this morning and gusts to 60 mph through the Midwest, including Chicago. This will cause travel delays at airports in the Midwest.The good news with the first storm is that is moving off towards the east and is beginning to lose its strength and organization. While the snow and rain impacts will begin to wind down as it heads to the northeast, there could be snow showers and rain showers tonight and into tomorrow for the Northeast.The more impactful weather will be the strong gusty winds with the storm that will ramp up overnight in the northeast cities and peak during the morning hours on Thanksgiving. This could have impacts on parades in the northeast U.S.Simply put, the second storm on the West Coast of the U.S. is a beast. The storm set numerous records overnight, including November low pressure records in both Oregon and California.A preliminary all-time low pressure record was set for the state of California (973.6 mb). Low pressure indicates the power of a particular storm. However, pressure comparisons on different parts of Earth are not appropriate.Waves were reported to be 34 feet on Tuesday evening offshore. A wind gust of 106 mph was reported at Cape Blanco, Oregon.This morning, the storm is beginning to weaken but it is still bringing major and severe impacts to the western U.S. Wind gusts today in the west coast could be over 50 mph. Heavy rain is heading for Los Angeles where locally 1 to 4 inches of rain could cause debris flows and flash flooding through Friday. Locally, over 3 feet of snow is possible in the mountain ranges of California and Nevada. This includes the mountains in Southern California.On Thanksgiving, long duration snow will occur across the Rocky Mountains on Thanksgiving and part of Friday. Locally 1 to 3 feet of snow is possible in parts of the Rocky Mountains.The second storm will intensify as it moves east of the Rockies and strong thunderstorms with more severe weather is possible across the Southern Plains on Friday.This storm will eventually reach the Northeast U.S. and there is increasing potential it will bring some impact. While we are gaining confidence of some weather impact in the Northeast by Sunday evening and Monday morning, the magnitude and exact location and timing remain uncertain.However, it is appearing more likely that snow and rain will occur in the Northeast U.S. Sunday night and Monday and it will likely bring travel delays.And, as mentioned, we are tracking another storm that will like move into the West Coast as well later this holiday weekend.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Team aims to transform work cultureOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The Government has appointed a team of top experts to help it promoteflexible working with employers.Announcing the appointments last week, equal opportunities minister MargaretHodge said the committee will help the Government “brainstorm” waysto transform the British work culture.”Employers save on recruitment costs by retaining skilled staff,”she said. “There is a drop in sick leave and absenteeism and employees aremore loyal and better motivated. All this helps businesses gain greaterproductivity and higher profits. We know this to be the case with employers whohave implemented flexible working practices.”The campaign will be launched in full later this year.Lloyds TSB, Littlewoods, the Engineering Employers’ Federation, SurreyCounty Council, the Employers’ Organisation for Local Government and theFederation of Small Businesses will represent employers on the 17-strongcommittee.The Government’s move follows the launch of a work-life manual by theIndustrial Society (News, 18 January).The Institute for Economic Research will carry out a survey to find out whatkinds of flexible working are provided.www.dfee.gov.ukwww.indsoc.co.uk/ Related posts:No related photos.
It seems that every year, right before Phish is ready to announce a tour, one of their dates slips out on ticketing website Ticketmaster. This year is no exception, as it appears that the jam band is performing on October 16th at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. This Ticketmaster link shows the on sale date to be August 19th, though the link will probably be taken down once it is discovered. The event even comes up when you pull up the Phish artist page on Ticketmaster.Here is a screenshot of the ticketing page in question:On top of that, the website Phish Rumors has this exact date listed in their predicted schedule for the band’s 2016 fall tour. While nothing is for certain, our eyebrows are certainly raised at the possibility that fall tour dates could be announced any day now.Here are the rumored dates that they have listed:10/14 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC10/15 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC10/16 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL10/18 Ascend Amphitheater or Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN10/19 Ascend Amphitheater or Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN10/21 Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, GA or Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA10/22 Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, GA or Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA10/25 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX(Maybe AL/TN/MS)10/26 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX10/28 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV10/29 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV10/30 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
John H. Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America and former Notre Dame Law professor, delivered the keynote address of the Notre Dame Law Review Symposium on Friday afternoon and addressed the recent shift in focus in the religious liberty debate. This year’s symposium is titled “Religious Liberty and the Free Society: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ‘Dignitatis Humanae’” and is part of the 2015-16 Notre Dame Forum.The ideas of religious liberty as “freedom from” and “freedom to” are not in opposition, but parts of the same idea, he said.“We can’t talk about religious liberty without invoking both of them,” he said. Liberty, in the constitutional sense, is always a right against state interference, a ‘freedom from.’ Liberty is also always a right to do something, a ‘freedom to.’ The right to speak, to assemble to practice religion, to get married, to have sex.”Garvey said there have been two phases in the modern debate over religious liberty.“The first phase [was] in which the opponents of religious freedom focused on freedom from state interference. The argued that religion is an important social and theological good which deserves our utmost respect, but nevertheless, in this particular case the state should prevail because its concerns are especially weighty.”We are currently in the second phase of the debate of religious liberty, he said.“People are arguing that the religion which we are free to practice is a more limited one than we might suppose,” he said. “In this phase, it is not a matter of weighing private concerns against public ones and finding the public ones more weighty, but the private concerns simply don’t count as ‘religious,’ so we don’t get to balancing them against the concerns of the state.”Garvey said freedom has two aspects, and that assertion of rights is just the beginning, not the end, of a legal argument.“Because it’s a right to act, people can invoke it in any number of instances and ways and cases,” he said. “What it does is force the government to justify its interference, but sometimes government’s reasons will be important enough that they win and you lose. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have a right, it just means that your right was defeasible — it didn’t win in this case. In constitutional law we describe this process about making judgements on defeasible rights as part of balancing private rights against public concerns.”The government balances private rights against public concerns whenever it makes a law, he said.“But when the private actor has a right, the government must offer an especially good reason for interfering. So the right protects us from state interference, and we might describe this handicap as the ‘weight’ or the ‘value’ of the right we’re talking about,” he said. “For a long time the practice was to ascribe a great weight or value to claims of religious freedom and to rule in favor of the state only if could show, what the lawyers say, is a compelling reason for the prohibition or restriction it wishes to impose.”In 1990, the Supreme Court considerably limited the protection it would offer in cases on religious liberty in the case of Employment Division v. Smith.“It was a case that allowed a government agency to discharge two members of the Native American Church for ingesting peyote,” he said. “The Court was willing to assume that taking peyote was a religious act, just like taking wine at a Mass or a seder. The Native American Church, in the Court’s mind, deserved just as much protection as Catholics and Jews. … But the Court said the First Amendment ruled against laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion, but just the laws that singled out religion for special bad treatment.”However, laws that aren’t directed specifically at religions and are generally applicable, like those that state no one may ingest controlled substances, can have indirect effects on religion, Garvey said.“But these effects are unintended and the state doesn’t need to offer any special defense of them,” he said. “We would, the Court said, be ‘courting anarchy’ with a demand like that, and the danger of anarchy, the Court said, ‘increases in direct proportion to the society’s diversity of religious beliefs and its determination to coerce or suppress none of them.’”In recent years, the attacks on religious freedom have centered on the very meaning of religion, rather than the state concerns that might outweigh them, Garvey said. Instead, the debate focuses on who is considered a religious actor and what is a religious activity.“The Obama administration has asserted, for example, that for-profit corporations are not religious actors,” he said.Garvey said the University’s lawsuit against the HHS mandate is an example of the conflict over whom can be considered a religious actor.“My own University, and yours, sued the Department of Health and Human Services in 2013 to challenge the regulations under the Affordable Care Act. The regulations require a certain group of plans to cover sterilization procedures and prescriptive contraceptives, including some that can induce abortions,” he said. “We think, your University thinks, it interferes with religious freedom because it requires it to provide services that we view as sinful. The regulations exempt what they call ‘religious employers’ from the requirement. These institutions that are viewed as religious employers don’t have to provide coverage and their employees don’t get it.“But ‘religious employer’ is defined very narrowly — it includes churches and religious orders, but not Catholic universities like Notre Dame or the Catholic University of America, not Catholic Charities. Nonprofits like us are classified as simply ‘eligible organizations.’ We get an accommodation of sorts, we don’t have to provide the mandated services ourselves, but we are required to contract with an insurance company, or if we, like you, self-insure, a third-party administrator, who will provide the objectionable coverage.”With the advent of laws protecting gay rights, Garvey said, the debate becomes a battle between religious liberty and human rights.“So the culture doesn’t see this as even a collision of rights, like when the workings of a free press may collide with a defendant’s need for a fair trial. Refusing service to gay patrons is intrinsically wrong and not ‘religion,’ just as obscenity, libel and true threats are not ‘speech’ in the First Amendment’s sense, as well.”Garvey said the shift in legal theory, from the focus on public concerns to the focus on private ones, says something important about the future of religious liberty, and it ought to be a matter of real concern.“Something very different is going on when people start to agree that Notre Dame is not a religious employer or that a photographer can be drafted into the nuptials of a same-sex couple. When this happens, we have a much more serious problem,” he said. “Disputes about the meaning of religion are all-or-nothing affairs. Acts that don’t count as religious or constitutional are … entitled to no more legal protection that trout-fishing.”Garvey said this shift is a reflection of growing cultural indifference towards religion.“I think the culture itself less about religion, and because it does, the proponents of religious freedom find themselves asking for protection of an activity that is unimportant,” he said. “If we don’t care about religion, we won’t care about religious freedom.”The only really effective response to the contemporary assault in religious liberty is prayer, Garvey said.“I don’t mean this in a despairing or pious sense. I mean to say that the practice we’re defending has to matter to us, above all things. If it does, our institutions will protect it. If it doesn’t, the case is lost.”Tags: HHS Mandate, Notre Dame Forum, Notre Dame Law Review, religious liberty
13 Winchester St, Southport. 13 Winchester St, Southport.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago 13 Winchester St, Southport.“It is across the road from the The Southport School playing field and school and is within walking distance to Ferry Road Markets. Mr Rollington said the 916 sq m home sold for a high price although it was a non-waterfront block. 13 Winchester St, Southport.Mr Rollington said the house was designed for a chef with stone white bench tops, Zip tap, Liebherr, Gaggenau and Miele stainless steel appliances as well as a large breakfast bar. 13 Winchester St, Southport.“The huge popularity came from the modern renovation and because it is right next to the school,” he said.“The house has five bedrooms and also has a spacious design that is perfect for families.“We had four really competitive offers from local The Southport School families and interstate buyers from Sydney and Melbourne.” 13 Winchester St, Southport.A BOLD makeover that revived a 1980s property has sold for a mega price.The Southport house at 13 Winchester St sold to a Gold Coast family for $1.8 million.Russell Rollington from First National Surfers Paradise said local families and interstate buyers fought for the non-waterfront property. 13 Winchester St, Southport.From brick and timber to sleek style, the 1980s house was transformed by Luke Frederickson and Majeedah Jackson into a bold fashion statement with black flooring in the bedrooms, black kitchen cabinetry and matt black finishes. A vogue ensuite with a spa bath is also a highlight of the property. 13 Winchester St, Southport.“Winchester St is one of the most highly regarded and tightly held streets in Southport because of its central inner city position,” Mr Rollington said.