Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img Takes some stopping: Billy Vunipola on the charge for England. (Photo: Getty Images). Jackson on target Paddy Jackson landed a late, long-range penalty to snatch a 17-15 victory for Ulster over the Dragons on Friday evening and put the Irish side top of the Guinness Pro12.The Dragons led 10-7 at half-time and 15-7 soon afterwards, but Ulster fought back with a penalty try and won the game with Jackson’s 78th-minute heroics. The victory put Ulster top of the table and ensured the Dragons must continue their search for a first win in Belfast since 2008. The SaintsDouble dose of Vunipola magicThe Vunipola brothers both played a leading role in England’s 15-9 win over Scotland on the opening day of the RBS Six Nations. Billy was named Man of the Match after an outstanding performance at No 8. He carried the ball no less than 22 times, making 51 metres and beating five defenders.Meanwhile, older brother Mako, who was on as a replacement, helped set up Jack Nowell’s try with a delicious piece of handling. As England surged forward into the 22, Mako received the ball and flipped it back inside and behind himself to Owen Farrell with the softest of hands. From there, Farrell found Nowell outside him and the wing strode over the line. Cool itOwen Farrell’s petulant side emerged again towards the end of England’s win over Scotland, when he pushed Greig Laidlaw needlessly into touch as the Scotland scrum-half tried to shepherd the ball out. What would have been a lineout to England a few metres from the Scotland line turned into a penalty to Scotland and denied England a possible chance to extend their 15-9 lead. After the way last year’s Six Nations finished, players should know that every point counts. Why, oh why? Stuart Hogg can’t believe he hasn’t got the ball. (Photo: Inpho)Running manStuart Hogg put in another top notch performance for Scotland in their defeat by England. The full-back made 101m with the ball in hand, which was easily the most in the game. He carried 18 times and beat five defenders. Hogg might well have scored a breakaway try if only Finn Russell had realised he was outside him when Russell intercepted a pass inside his own 22, but kicked ahead instead of giving Hogg the chance to run. England were 12-6 up at the time, with a quarter of the game to go, so a try then could have been critical. Foden’s final flourishThere was a full round of matches in the Aviva Premiership this weekend and an injury-time try by Ben Foden enabled Northampton Saints to snatch a 27-23 win over Harlequins and become the first team to beat them at the Stoop this season.Harlequins had gone 23-20 up with a penalty from Ben Botica after 72 minutes, but Northampton – who had led three times in the first half – did not give up hope. Botica tried to find touch with the clock in red time, but Foden did well to keep the ball in play and after several phases he took a pass from Luther Burrell and dummied his way through the last line of defence for the winning try.He’s there! Ben Foden crosses the try line to win the game for Northampton. (Photo: Getty Images) Two narrow wins and a draw were served up on the first weekend of the RBS Six Nations, while teams continued to fight for every point in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12. Who were the heroes and villains this time? The SinnersThe wrong manSergio Parisse is in my bad books this week for giving himself the responsibility of taking the drop-goal which could have won the match for Italy, rather than putting a goal-kicking back in the hot seat.Italy were 23-21 down to France in the final play of their Six Nations match and worked patiently to set up the chance which could have given them their first win in Paris.Wrong place, wrong time: Sergio Parisse attempts his drop-goal. (Photo: Getty Images)However the No 8 stepped back into the pocket to take the shot and missed the kick by a mile. Unfortunately, fly-half Carlo Canna was off the pitch by then, but Kelly Haimona had taken over the place-kicking and had slotted a penalty, so surely he would have had more chance of grabbing the crucial three points?For years, and in this game, Parisse has been effectively carrying this Italy side on his shoulders, but he cannot try to do everything.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kicking himself Ben Botica will have nightmares about his failed touch-finder, which enable Northampton to score a last-ditch try and beat Harlequins 27-23. The clock had gone past 80 minutes with Quins 23-20 up and his forwards scrambled the ball back to him in his own in-goal area after a scrum. Instead of dinking a kick to the nearest touchline, Botica hit the ball with the outside of his boot up the right and towards the 22 and there Ben Foden managed to leap up and keep it in play. A few phases later, Foden was gliding over the line to score the winning try and Botica had some explaining to do. Number up: Rieko Ioane scored a hat-trick but were New Zealand playing Eights? (Pic: Getty Images)Sevens, or eights?New Zealand Sevens could be in hot water after World Rugby launched an investigation into whether they had eight players on the pitch during the second half of their pool match against Australia at the Sydney Sevens on Saturday. New Zealand scored a try at the death to draw the pool match 17-17, which enabled them to go through to the Cup quarter-finals as group winners. A day later they beat Australia 27-24 in the final to win their second consecutive tournament. No way throughWales centre Jamie Roberts put in a massive shift during Wales’s 16-16 draw with Ireland in Dublin on Sunday. He made 20 tackles – more than anyone else in the match – and missed just two. It was not just the number of tackles, but the bravery and aggression involved and the way Roberts sometimes gambled by charging up out of the line to meet an opponent at full tilt, but never lost the bet.Here comes Jamie: Roberts closes in on Simon Zebo. (Photo: Inpho)As well as acting like a one-man brick wall in the defensive line, Roberts also carried 11 times.Just a whisker behind Roberts in the defensive stakes was Taulupe Faletau, who made 19 tackles and missed none. Not a bad startIreland blindside CJ Stander picked up the Man of the Match award on his Test debut after putting in an excellent performance in Ireland’s Six Nations draw with Wales. He made 12 tackles without missing one, stole a lineout and carried the ball 23 times.There is also a brief round of applause due to Andrew Trimble, for his try-saving tackle on Alun Wyn Jones. Just eight minutes into the game, with Ireland 3-0 up, Wales were attacking and the lock had George North outside him, but Trimble hit the bigger man effectively enough to stop him offloading. By Saturday evening a photo was doing the rounds on social media which appeared to show eight black-shirted players on the pitch in the late stages of the pool game. World Rugby issued a statement saying it was “investigating an apparent breach of Law 3 (number of players on the field of play) by the New Zealand sevens team”.Procedures in Sevens tournaments don’t allow for results to be overturned but World Rugby can take disciplinary action against New Zealand if they are found guilty.last_img read more

Pasadena City College to Undergo $165,000 Security System Overhaul

first_img Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena City College is upgrading its campus-wide security system with 38 new surveillance cameras and new equipment, including additional monitors, at the campus police command center.As of now, PCC has a system of more than 140 electronic surveillance cameras on campus. The command center on campus police now has two large wall monitors that present multi-image displays, and two desks that provide additional monitoring.“We‘re going to be updating our dispatch center with additional monitors so that we can monitor more cameras at once, plus upgrading and updating the software for the programs for the camera usage,” campus Police and Safety Supervisor Sgt. Bill Abernathie Abernathie said in the PCC Courier report.The $165,516 upgrading contract was awarded last week to Glendale-based security systems company Sierra Group, which won over two other companies that were considered out of 11 vendors who submitted bids since November 2015.Sierra Group was chosen “as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder meeting all requirements of the bid,” according to the consent item approved by the Board of Trustees.Aside from the additional cameras and monitors, the upgrade will also include a server with increased data storage for the Enterprise Video Management System which archives video footage that may be required for crime or misdemeanor investigations.With the security upgrade, campus police hopes to reduce the number of car thefts, car damage and other incidents that occur mostly in the parking structures and parking areas.The PCC Courier said a student reported in January that his car was hit while it was parked in Lot 5, and another student reported that her vehicle’s passenger window was shattered while she was in class. In early February, a parking permit was reported stolen from a car, and there have been reports of car casings.Sierra Group specializes in commercial electronic security as one of its core competencies and has provided services for such clients such as Bank of the West, Citibank, Los Angeles Film School and the Hermosa Beach’s Police Department.The company plans to start installation at PCC this month and complete the project by June 30, 2016. Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Education Pasadena City College to Undergo $165,000 Security System Overhaul From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 4, 2016 | 3:28 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Uber arrived in Rijeka

first_imgAs of today, Uber is officially coming to Rijeka, and the seventh city in Croatia where uberX, uberSELECT and uberVAN services will be available.People from Rijeka and many tourists who come to this city have shown incredible interest in Uber, and precisely because of this great interest, as well as because of the tourist prosperity of Rijeka, Uber wants to give everyone access to an additional option to move through the city. “The incredible number of 14 openings of Uber’s application was an invitation that we could not refuse and that is why we are glad that we will connect another city in Croatia with our service. With the arrival of Uber in Rijeka, in the coming months, at least 300 new jobs will be created in the companies and trades of the partner – drivers. We are sure that our service will simplify the movement of many Rijeka residents, but also tourists who will spend this summer on the Croatian coast.”Said Davor Tremac, Uber’s CEO for Southeast Europe.The uberX service will be available in Rijeka, while all those who want additional comfort and quality in more spacious vehicles with the best rated drivers can choose uberSELECT. The UberVAN service is intended for larger groups of people up to eight users traveling together. In the city zone, the prices of the uberX service will be 6 kuna to start, 3 kuna per kilometer and 0.4 kuna per minute of driving. The minimum ride price is 10 kuna. In the suburban zone, the price will be 9 kuna start, 5 kuna per kilometer and 0.5 kuna per minute of driving, and the minimum price will be 15 kuna.For UberSELECT and UberVAN the price will be the same in the urban and suburban area. That is, 11 kuna start, 6.5 kuna per kilometer driven and 0.65 kuna per minute of driving with a minimum driving price of 20 kuna. For UberVAN, the starting price will be 13 kuna, 8.5 kuna per kilometer driven and 0.8 kuna per minute of driving. The minimum ride price is 25 kuna. All the above Uber services will be available from Brseč to Selce and on the island of Krk.Rijeka – a great example of the beginning of market liberalizationRijeka has a liberalized market as much as possible within the existing Law, which is an excellent first step in ensuring a better price for moving through the city. However, at the state level, the next step needs to be taken in line with the positive examples of 21st century regulations – and that is full liberalization through the introduction of a new category, pre-negotiated transport.Full liberalization means that dual administration with state-level licenses and city-level permits should be prevented. “Double issuance of licenses and permits is unnecessary because it is a lengthy process, leaves room for local corruption and restricts entrepreneurship. Likewise, for the successful growth of the entire industry, it is necessary to remove outdated rules such as setting a minimum or maximum price – because that ultimately means higher transport prices for citizens. The Rijeka administration is a good example that proves that a liberalized market works well, and the removal of administrative barriers can create even more jobs in the field of passenger car transport.”, Said Davor Tremac, Uber’s CEO for Southeast Europe.Also, the new regulations should allow the choice of the method of calculating the price, either by GPS or by renegotiating the price with the service providers, and not as the only method to leave the taximeter. It is necessary to remove the existing condition of professional qualification through a three-year school – it is enough to have a category B driver’s license and driving experience of at least 3 years. Finally, a regular medical examination and an advanced safe driving course should be added.Full liberalization in line with the European Commission’s recommendations increases choice for the end user and creates at least 15.000 new jobs, reduces waiting times for vehicles and does not restrict freedom of movement.Related news: UBER AS THE AMBASSADOR OF CROATIAN TOURISMlast_img read more

Nasarawa United retires late Chineme Martins jersey

first_imgRelatedPosts FG directives on COVID-19 alters NFF investigative panel’s work plan NFF inaugurate committee to investigate Nasarawa defender’s death Medical facilities: Plateau United, state FA, others meet over NFF, LMC directive Nasarawa United Football Club has retired the jersey number of its late player, Chineme Martins, who died in March while playing for the club.Isaac Danladi, Chairman of the club, told newsmen in Lafia on Thursday that the jersey would be rested for the 2020/2021 season. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Martins, who donned the number 20 jersey, slumped and died during his team’s Nigeria Professional Football League encounter with Katsina United at Lafia Township Stadium.Danladi said the decision was to respect the late player for his contributions to the club.He said: “As a mark of respect to our departed colleague and player, Chineme Martins, who died in the course of service to the club, management decided to rest his number 20 jersey for the whole of 2020/2021 season.“May his soul rest in peace.”Sunday John, a journalist and football enthusiast in Lafia, described the decision as a welcome development. John said the decision would go a long way to comfort the family and fans of the late player.He said: “I appreciate what the club has done.“His death was painful to everyone.“This step will, in some way, console everyone.“However, I feel that more should be done. “The stadium should be named after him or one of the stands should be named after him.”Tags: Chineme MartinsIsaac DanladiNasarawa State Footbal Clublast_img read more

Moyes starts work at United

first_img Moyes drove into the vast complex in a sponsored Chevrolet at just after 8am, stopping briefly to wait for security barriers to be raised before heading into work. It marks the start of a new era for the Red Devils after Ferguson ended his 26-year tenure in May. Press Association In a sign of the changing nature of life at United, within minutes of Moyes’ arrival the club were confirming another regional partnership – this time with leading Thai telecommunications company True Corporation Plc. As True will be an associate match sponsor for United’s opening tour match against Singha All Stars in Bangkok on July 13 – Moyes’ first in charge – it will be part of a significant day in Red Devils’ history. Before that, Moyes has a few issues to deal with. Although the majority of his players are not due in until Wednesday, it is thought Moyes plans to talk to Wayne Rooney on Tuesday amid speculation the England striker has decided his future lies away from Old Trafford. Moyes would prefer to keep the 27-year-old but if Rooney is set on leaving, it will be interesting to see whether he makes the tour squad when it leaves for the Far East on July 10. It is also assumed the former Everton boss will return to his old club to make another bid for England defender Leighton Baines, which in itself is a heavy hint that Patrice Evra may be destined for Monaco. In addition to Baines, Barcelona midfielder Thiago, PSV’s Dutch international Kevin Strootman and Benfica defender Garay have all been strongly linked with a switch to Old Trafford. center_img David Moyes has arrived at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground to officially begin work as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.last_img read more