Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014

first_imgTuesday Jul 29, 2014 Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014 Sky Sport New Zealand have put together this compilation of the biggest and most memorable hits in this year’s Super Rugby tournament. Noteworthy tackles include that by Highlanders star Malakai Fekitoa, Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna, and Colin Slade losing his gum-guard twice in two weeks.The final takes place this coming weekend, with the Waratahs hosting the Crusaders in Sydney.View more huge tackles and brutal collisions in our Big Hits and Dirty Play sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Letter to National Telecommunication Corporation about YouTube’s inaccessibility

first_img to go further News SudanAfrica YouTube is a website on which information of a visual nature is exchanged. It is censored in countries such as China, Turkey and Pakistan, which try to control sensitive subjects on the Internet. Some of YouTube’s videos may be violent, and it could be necessary to request their withdrawal. But blocking the entire site is a disproportionate measure.We look forward to your reply,Respectfully,Robert MénardAdvice for Sudanese Internet users who want to access YouTube before it is unblocked:- use a proxy such as Megaproxy (https://www.megaproxy.com/freesurf/)- try connecting to the site via au.youtube.com August 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to National Telecommunication Corporation about YouTube’s inaccessibility April 10, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2020 Find out more News March 29, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard has written to the head of the National Telecommunication Corporation voicing concern about online free expression in Sudan and the fact that his clients’ access to the video-sharing website YouTube has been blocked since 22 July.Dear Sir,Unlike the clients of other Sudanese ISPs such as Canar Telecom, your clients have not been able to access the video-sharing website YouTube since 22 July. Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like draw your attention to this situation, which violates your clients’ freedom of expression.This is the first time that YouTube, one of the country’s most popular websites, has been blocked in Sudan and we find it hard to image that this is just a technical problem. We strongly hope that it is not a deliberate act of censorship that you have carried out on the grounds that certain videos could be regarded as shocking. If this were the case, it would suffice to ask YouTube to withdraw the videos that pose a problem. We call on you to explain why YouTube has been blocked. SudanAfrica center_img News Organisation Follow the news on Sudan Receive email alerts Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal RSF_en Help by sharing this information Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Ask the National Telecommunication Corporation to unblock YouTube.last_img read more

Soldier Charged With Murder of Long Island Veteran

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Army soldier has been formally charged with killing a retired Iraq war veteran from Long Island at Fort hood in Texas over the Labor Day weekend, military officials said.Sgt. Brett M. Wessel was charged Thursday with murder and assault with the intent to commit murder in the Sunday shooting death of retired Sgt. Ryan Dickinson on West Fort Hood.Both the suspect and the victim were 26-year-old married men. Dickinson was also a father of two.Dickinson’s body was flown back to LI for his wake 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Moloney’s Funeral Home on Lakeland Avenue in Bohemia.His funeral will be held 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church on Locust Avenue in Bohemia before he’s interred at Calverton National Cemetery.last_img read more

Iraqi militias quit US Embassy after protests

first_imgA member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard during a protest to condemn air strikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi (paramilitary forces) in Baghdad, Iraq on Jan. 1. REUTERS/KHALID AL-MOUSILY BAGHDAD – Supporters of Iranian-backedIraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the United States Embassy’s perimeter intwo days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extratroops and threatened reprisals against Tehran. The demonstrators, angry at US airstrikes against the Tehran-backed Kataib Hezbollah group in which at least 25people were killed, threw stones at the building while US forces stationed onthe rooftops fired tear gas to disperse them. US President Donald Trump accused Iranof orchestrating the violence.   Iran, under severe economic duressfrom punishing US sanctions put in place by Trump, denied responsibility.(Reuters)last_img read more

Indian Premier League When team does well, captain’s job becomes easy: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Sunrisers Hyderabad won their third consecutive game of IPL 2019. The man-of-the-match was awarded to Jonny Bairstow. Delhi Capitals suffered their second consecutive loss.  highlights New Delhi : Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a hat-trick of wins in the ongoing IPL to move to the top of the points table and stand-in-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar said a skipper’s job becomes relatively easy when the team does well. After losing their opening IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Sunrisers went on the win three back-to-back games against Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals. “When the team does well, captaincy is always easy.The captain is as good as his team,” Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match presentation ceremony after Sunrisers beat Delhi by five wickets here last night. The Sunrisers captain said it was a difficult wicket to bat on. “With the toss, we were not sure how the wicket was going to play. We were not surprised but we knew it wouldn’t be too slow in the second innings,” he said. Bhuvneshwar feels that all the pitches across the country would behave in a similar fashion as the tournament progresses. “The second half of the IPL, it’s going to be slow all over India, and we have to be choosy with our eleven. “Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer said the batting department let his side down yet again. “Last two games have been the same. Tough wicket and since they bowled first, they had a bit of an idea how to go about it. We didn’t bat well.It’s another learning, we should come back positively,” he said.”After the first time-out, we thought 140-150 would have been a great total. And we had three spinners, so we could have pounced on them. Unfortunately, we were short. I needed a little bit of support from someone at the other end from someone in the top 4. But it’s a good lesson for us.”The way we came back in the second innings was appreciable. The bowlers came up and that is good to see,” Iyer added.Man-of-the-match Jonny Bairstow, who struck a quickfire 48 off 28 deliveries, also opined that the wicket on offer at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium was a difficult one for shot-making.”There was probably a little less bounce. It was a good toss to win, so we were able to see how to play on wickets like that. Probably the first such pitch we’ve come across this season,” he said.”I am really pleased with the start, just going to try and keep going. We have three games in quick succession now and hopefully, we keep playing the same brand of cricket.”(With Inputs: PTI)last_img read more

Bokoko literacy project brings books and libraries to Africa

first_imgBorn in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund. Bisila Bokoko’s African Literacy Project aims to have five libraries in Africa by the end of this year. (Image: Nancy Mteki from Zimbabwe Arinze Nwokolo/Zen Magazine) Melissa JavanA donation of books by a foreigner led to a Ghanaian man teaching himself how to make a windmill, put to use to provide energy for his village. This is one of the success stories of the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project (BBALP), which was started five years ago.That foreigner, Bisila Bokoko, met William Kamkwamba on her first visit to Ghana in 2009. She explains that Kamkwamba’s family could not afford to send him to school, prompting her to find a way to help him and others in similar situations. BBALP grew out of this desire to help.“Through the programme, he read a book about windmills. He learned of their use as an alternative and powerful energy source,” says Bokoko. “Kamkwamba was inspired to build a windmill, which later created enough electricity to power his own household and eventually his entire village.”Although she was born in Spain, Bokoko is of African descent. She says it is an amazing feeling to see how books can shape people’s lives. “Also, you realise that it takes a little bit to do much… I believe there are more young men and women like William Kamkwamba in other parts of Africa, and I would like to supply them with books that can inspire them in similar ways.”Bokoko, the executive director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, has been living in the United States for about 15 years. When she eventually went back to her roots in Ghana in 2010, it was an eventful trip: she met Barima Offe Akwasi Okogyeasuo II, the chief of Kokofu, who gave her the title Queen Development Mother. “With this title, Chief Okogyeasuo II offered me a piece of land, where we decided to build the first BBALP library,” Bokoko says. Bisila Bokoko says she feels flattered to be called Queen Development Mother. (Image: Arinze Nwokolo/Zen Magazine)She laughs, saying the title does make her feel royal. “This title was a life changing experience. Due to this prestigious appointment I decided to build libraries; therefore I owe this project to the chief of Kokofu and John Hutchison [the guide who introduced her to the chief]. They gave me this honour.”Bokoko says she fell in love with Ghana and its people. “I returned from the trip with a desire to contribute, and help Africa develop and grow.”Although she saw a serious need to build infrastructure to empower people though education, health care, and medicine, she decided to supply something close to her heart: books. “Since then, I have been working to create an African literacy project, focused on building libraries around Africa. The first one was established in Kokofu, in the Kumasi Region in Ghana.”With 8 000 books already donated to people in Ghana, Bokoko says the project’s aim is to set up five libraries in Africa by the end of this year.Her campaign has grown since the first donation. There are now library projects benefiting children in Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda. “We have co-operated with various schools, educational institutions and other partners to send books to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and South Africa.“We have [also] recently created the BBALP Scholarship Fund in order to help talented children get access to education in countries such as Zimbabwe, Kenya and Ghana,” she says.“Every library and every country is an adventure. Collecting the books for the children, finding the right partners, meeting the children in person, and having the opportunity to read some stories to them, is a beautiful experience all in – one that I would like to pursue in other countries with the simple goal of spreading the love for books.”Bokoko says she tries to visit the four libraries once a year. “We have some volunteer librarians visit the locations once a year.”This philanthropist says her favourite books donated to the libraries include books that children love: The Secret for Kids, Dr Seuss, and travel books.Her beautiful moments mainly involve children. “Recently in Chirumanzu in Zimbabwe, I witnessed how kids were beyond happy when we gave them books to keep at home. Some of them said: ‘This is the first thing that I have [had] in my life that is only mine!’”In a blog post carried by the American news portal, Huffington Post, Bokoko speaks of witnessing a child’s excitement when he or she receives a book as a priceless and heartwarming experience. She says the Kokofu library is a community project, a place where families and communities can practice togetherness, and emphasise their love for books. Bisila Bokoko with the children of Zimbabwe during the launch of Chirumanzu library. (Image: Nancy Mteki from Zimbabwe)She has learned a lot from the people of Ghana, Bokoko says. “I learned a gracious generosity, the impeccable desire of enjoying life to the fullest, and to be happy with whatever is in there. I also learned the power of loving each other and elegance in the way they keep tradition. Ghana stays always in my heart and has provided me with a sense of what life is really about.”Alongside her other work, Bokoko is the global ambassador and strategist for Pikolinos, the Spanish show brand. She uses this position to promote the Maasai Project, a line of shoes and bags designed in Kenya by over 3 000 Maasai women. She started work on this project in 2011, and says it has been a great experience to be able to spread the collection of Maasai-designed shoes around the world.Watch how the project to aims to improve educational opportunities:last_img read more

Inspiration! 10 Reimagined TV & Film Opening Titles

first_imgWe’ve rounded up some of the best fan generated tv and film title sequences!  Check out the reimagined opens of these popular programs.Some talented fans have decided to create their own unique take on the opening sequences for the following films and tv shows.  These re-imagined title sequences utilize a variety of production and post techniques to extradorinary effect.  Although they are fan generated show opens, the results are nothing short of professional!The Walking Deadby Daniel KanemotoIllustrations were animated in After Effects to create a unique 3D effect in this reimagined TV open for AMC’s popular zombie series.20,000 Leagues Under the Seaby MaximovBeautiful typography and clean graphic design create a minimalist spec title sequence with a vintage style.X-Men: First Classby Joe D! Retro reimagined title sequence for X-Men.  1960’s Saul Bass style illustration gets a grungy film treatment.  Even the music is fitting!Breaking Badby VirtuosodaThe ‘scientific’ theme of the show gets a clean treatment in this reimagined TV opener.  Utilizes both video and CG elements to impressive effect.Into the Wildby jurjen versteegExcellent pop-up animation creates a unique visual style.  This clever title sequence excellently represents the theme of the film.Back to the Futureby Daniel ZhangQuick re-imagined title sequence with retro illustration style.  Spot completed using Adobe After Effects, Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop.Mary Poppinsby Andrew ConlonExcellent title sequence utilizing a cutout graphic style.  Great textures and layering effects!Dexterby FashionBuddhaIf Dexter were created in the 1960’s the title sequence may look like this.  A Saul Bass inspired retro design!Black Swanby You Jin KimAn anxiety inducing fan generated title sequence for Black Swan.  Utilizes interesting close ups and ink effects, this re-imagined open incorporates the same apprehension and guttural feeling of the film.Mad Menby Paul RogersA lighthearted retro take on the Mad Men opening sequence.  Upbeat music, a playful animation style and dynamic transitions make the project clean and cohesive.last_img read more

Unsworth questions Everton players

first_imgUEFA Europa League Unsworth questions players’ commitment after Atalanta embarrassment Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 17:22 11/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Everton - Cropped Getty Images UEFA Europa League Everton Everton v Atalanta The Toffees lost 5-1 to the Italian side on Thursday evening, leaving the interim manager fuming at the final whistle David Unsworth suggested some of his Everton players fell below “the minimum requirement” of giving their all in Thursday’s 5-1 thrashing at home to Atalanta.Already eliminated from the Europa League, Unsworth named a much-changed XI at Goodison Park, where the Toffees found themselves still in the game at 2-1 down with four minutes of normal time remaining.Everton 7/2 to beat Southampton Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But a porous defence – which has now conceded 16 goals in six matches under Unsworth – was breached three times in the closing stages, leaving the interim manager far from pleased after giving some members of his squad the chance to impress ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton.”I’d like to think every single player is hurting the way I am at the moment and if they are not then they shouldn’t be here at this great club,” said Unsworth.”The minimum requirement is 100 per cent effort. Only those players will know themselves when they look themselves in the mirror at night.”The players who have been asking me for opportunities to play in the first team were given that.”I asked the players to make it difficult for me to leave them out of the team on Sunday and the majority have probably made it very easy for me.”The manner we capitulated [in] just isn’t acceptable and the players know that.”What you can’t do at this level is carry players. When your best player is an 18-year-old kid [Beni Baningime] who’s only had a couple of first-team appearances that tells you all you need to know.”Players need to take responsibility – senior players, foreign players, young players. Everton fans will be disappointed with what they saw and so am I.”last_img read more

10 months agoBurnley boss Dyche pleased with Hendrick deal

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche pleased with Hendrick dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJeff Hendrick has signed a new deal with Burnley.Hendrick’s existing contract was due to expire at the end of the current season.But Burnley have activated an option for an additional year’s stay for the former Derby County midfielder.He started 29 Premier League games last season to help Sean Dyche’s side finish seventh in the Premier League to qualify for Europe.”He’s done well for us,” said Dyche. “We have asked a lot of him. We have used him in a number of different positions that sometimes aren’t natural to him and over time he has delivered good performances for us.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more