Hotshot: Munster prop Josh Wycherley

first_imgThe Irish front-rower on Bantry Bay RFC, brotherly advice and ball-carrying This article originally appeared in the March 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Munster prop Josh WycherleyDate of birth 22 July 1999 Born Bantry, County Cork Position Prop Province Munster Country IrelandHow old were you when you first played? About seven or eight with Bantry Bay RFC. My dad was very involved with the club and the under-age system, so I was always around rugby from a young age. I played for Bantry all the way up until U18.I moved to Cistercian College Roscrea for two years where I played in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup. After that I moved to Limerick and was lucky to be offered an academy contract at Munster.What positions have you played? When I was younger I played a few different positions across the front row but as I got older it was mainly loosehead.When did you link up with Munster? When I was asked to trial for the age-grade system. I joined the cadets around the age of 14. From there I was lucky enough to get selected through the squads as the years went on and got to play in the U18 and U19 inter-pros against the other three provinces.What age-grade international honours do you have? Ireland U18, U19, U20. The highlight would have to be winning the Grand Slam with the U20s in 2019. Has it been helpful having your brother also playing pro rugby? Yes. Fineen went through the same system with Munster so it was beneficial having someone who you could bounce any questions off around different areas of the academy or areas of the game.What are your goals this year? My main goals are to keep working on key areas of my game and try to perfect them, and to become a regular starter for Munster.I’m happy how my defence work and scrum work is going. One area I’m looking to improve would be my ball-carrying.What do you do away from rugby? The thing consuming most of my time is college work (he studies Marketing Management), but when I’m not doing that I like heading for coffee with the lads and watching Netflix.RW Verdict: His performance against Clermont this season, when he recovered from a tough start in the scrum against Rabah Slimani to dominate his Test opponent, marks Wycherley out as a player with enormous potential. Munster’s Josh Wycherley on the attack against Ospreys (Inpho) last_img read more

More regulation of charities likely

first_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis More regulation of charities likely 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 25 April 2001 | Newscenter_img Charities are likely to face increasing regulation, according to Stephen Lloyd of solicitors Bates, Wells and Braithwaite. Charities are likely to face increasing regulation, according to Stephen Lloyd of solicitors Bates, Wells and Braithwaite. Lloyd was speaking on the subject at Charityfair in London, and said that fundraising costs would be a prime focus of such regulation.Read Regulation to increase for charities by Nicola Hill at SocietyGuardian. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

EPA Send RFS Proposal to White House Office

first_img SHARE SHARE Previous article8/22/2014 market watchNext articleTommy Tractor Gets A Ticket Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Aug 22, 2014 EPA Send RFS Proposal to White House Office The EPA has sent its proposed Renewable Fuels Standard Volume Obligation Rule to a White House office for review.  The EPA sent the proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget, which could take up to 90 days to review.  Several groups responded, including the National Biodiesel Board, stating the board was “pleased to see the process moving forward and hope the final rule will show that this Administration is standing behind our national goals for clean, domestic fuels that strengthen our economy and national security.”  Growth Energy CEO Tom Bius said that “While OMB has up to 90 days to review this rule, what is most important is the content of the final rule.”  The content has yet to be made public and the timeline for releasing it remains unclear.center_img The EPA stated the organization has received more than 340,000 comments on the proposal.  In a statement released Friday, the EPA said “Biofuels are an important part of our all-of-the-above energy strategy, helping to curb our dependence on foreign oil, cut carbon pollution, and drive innovation.”  EPA will issue a final rule-making after the inter-agency review process has been completed. Facebook Twitter Home Energy EPA Send RFS Proposal to White House Office Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Mairead Mc Guinness joins Jim Higgins on FG European Election ticket

first_img Twitter Mairead Mc Guinness joins Jim Higgins on FG European Election ticket Pinterest Facebook Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – February 9, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleDerry security alert declared a hoaxNext articleMac Lochlainn says it’s time other parties engaged with SF “in the here and now” News Highland Two candidates have been selected by Fine Gael to contest the enlarged Midlands -North West constituency in the forthcoming European Elections on May 23rd.Sitting North West MEP Jim Higgins will be joined on the ticket by current Ireland East MEP Mairead Mc Guinness.Ms McGuinness was proposed by party Chairman Charlie Flanagan TD, and seconded by Donegal North East TD Joe McHugh.She is currently leader of the Fine Gael delegation in the European Parliament.Speaking at the convention in Atlone this afternoon, Mairead McGuinness told the convention that she had every confidence that Fine Gael could win two seats in the constituency in the elections on May 23rd. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Peak of major winter blast to begin across most of the country

first_imgABC NewsBY: DAN MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The major winter blast that is gripping the nation will reach its peak beginning today and lasting through much of the week with two major storms to track along with the Arctic air surging into the southern U.S.Seattle recorded 11.1 inches of snow on Friday and Saturday which is a top 10 two-day snowfall for the city.On Saturday alone, Seattle recorded 8.9 inches of snow which made it the snowiest day for the city since 1969, 52 years ago.In Portland, significant freezing rain accumulation, with locally up to 1 inch of freezing rain and sleet, caused widespread power outages and dangerous roads.On the East Coast, Virginia and much of the state stretching into Maryland saw over a half inch of freezing rain and sleet on Saturday.The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia, is calling this likely the worst ice storm in 20 years for the region.In northern Minnesota on Saturday morning, an actual low temperature of -48 degrees was recorded.The widespread winter weather is already causing hundreds of thousands of power outages.At least 46 states now have weather alerts due to this major winter blast and two more major storms to track.Today the main action will be in the southern U.S. as heavy snow is already moving to parts of southern Plains along with freezing rain and sleet across Texas.Severe storms will be possible across parts of Florida with tornadoes possible from Tampa to Jacksonville.Roads will become increasingly dangerous through the southern Plains today from Houston to Austin to Dallas and Oklahoma City.By Sunday night, the heaviest snow will be from Dallas to Oklahoma City and the heaviest wintry mix will be near Austin and San Antonio.By Monday, heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet will be falling from Houston into Louisiana which will make the morning commute incredibly difficult and road conditions will be extremely dangerous there.Another area of heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain will be falling across parts of the Midwest and into the Appalachians.By Monday night, the heavy snow will overtake the Ohio and Tennessee Valley and there will be an area of wintry mix moving into the Northeast and impacting metro areas from Philadelphia to Boston.On Tuesday morning, very heavy snow will be falling in in the interior Northeast and a wintry mix will be possible from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston.Some of the latest computer guidance is suggesting that the major cities themselves will be just at or near freezing during this time frame.While ice accumulation will be possible in the major cities, significant ice accumulation is expected north and west of Philadelphia, New York City and through much of southern New England.Immediately after this storm, attention will turn to another major storm that will follow a very similar track.Through Friday, snow accumulations from both storms could exceed a foot from northern Texas to New England.Anywhere from San Antonio to Boston could see significant ice accumulation from these storms and when there is any ice accumulation, roadways become very dangerous.In addition, fallen trees and power lines become a major concern and we could be seeing a situation for parts of this week that includes widespread power outages across large parts of the U.S.In addition, all this winter weather is likely to continue to cause COVID-19 vaccine facilities to face delays and closures across large regions of the country.All of this active weather is being fueled by a major Arctic blast that will surge south towards the Gulf of Mexico this week.There will be widespread record lows across the central U.S. on Monday and Tuesday.In the Southern U.S., particularly Texas and Louisiana, the wind chills will be absolutely brutal since this region does not usually see cold weather of this magnitude.The good news is, by Saturday of this week, the weather pattern looks to become more stabilized and a period of quieter weather should begin.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Judge: Utah schools don’t need to offer girls’ football

first_img Written by Tags: Girls Football/Sam Gordon March 2, 2021 /Sports News – Local Judge: Utah schools don’t need to offer girls’ football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah girl whose football skills won her fame online has lost her court bid to have school districts create football teams for girls.A federal judge ruled against Sam Gordon on Monday, finding that school districts aren’t legally required to create a separate team because girls who want to play football can play with the teams traditionally filled with boys.Judge Howard Nielson acknowledged that schools and coaches could do more to encourage girls to play. But he also acknowledged concerns that without Gordon’s star power there might not be enough girls to sustain a program not offered by other U.S. high schools. Associated Presslast_img read more

Stamp out slum landlords!

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Stamp out slum landlords! previous nextHousing MarketStamp out slum landlords!The Negotiator20th August 20160778 Views A new report from Multi-Let UK, an HMO investment and management company, states that 70 per cent of HMO investors want the authorities to crack down on HMO landlords who are abusing the law; 52 per cent want local councils to make more inspections to identify HMOs that are not up to standard and 73 per cent believe that slum landlords are giving HMOs a poor reputation.Findings from the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), show that private landlords are taking £5.6bn in rent on homes that ‘don’t meet legal standards’ and 740,000 families are living in homes that present a severe threat to the occupants’ health; while Shelter says that 250,000 people live in accommodation that is unfit for human habitation, or where the landlord exploits or harasses them.Figures from the Residential Landlords Association show that 2,006 landlords were convicted between 2007-2015, with the average fine standing at £1,500. Daniel Hill, MD of Multi- Let UK said, “In many areas there are HMO landlords providing poor quality accommodation which fails to meet the statutory requirements, putting tenants’ wellbeing and potentially lives at risk.“The good news is that the majority of HMO landlords are taking a proactive approach and there is a lot of support available from specialist management firms that will relieve the burden of managing multiple occupancy properties.”HMO landlords Multi-Let UK report slum housing slum landlords August 20, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

USS Wasp Welcomes France’s Newest Amphibious Craft

first_img View post tag: craft Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) welcomed France’s newest amphibious craft Feb. 7 as part of the joint operations that make an essential piece of Exercise Bold Alligator 2012.A landing catamaran, or LCAT, entered the well deck of Wasp as a test of the interoperability between the French craft and U.S. amphibious vessels. France is one of 11 nations taking part in Bold Alligator.The landing craft, which originated from the French amphibious assault ship, Mistral (L9013), entered Wasp’s well deck slowly before backing and returning to rest, making sure future visits could be safe and smooth.“After loading with the Wasp and previously with USS San Antonio (LPD 17), we know we can load our LCATs with the amphibious well decks of American ships,” said Lt. Cmdr. Arnaud Tranchant, the French liaison officer to Wasp.The LCAT, called Engin de débarquement amphibie rapide (EDA-R), is a double-hulled landing craft. Lt. Cmdr. George H. Pastoor, lead planner for Bold Alligator said EDA-R can go 25 knots, allowing it to transport troops and equipment to shore faster than most landing craft.On D-Day, the first day of shorefront operations for Bold Alligator, EDA-R played a crucial mission for the French forces, along with the Bold Alligator team at-large.“We were the first to go into the enemy area,” said Tranchant. The LCAT was responsible for putting French troops and supplies in “Garnet” (a hostile nation in Bold Alligator’s scenario), and helped make it possible for U.S. Sailors and Marines to go ashore and complete their objectives.For exercise participants, loading EDA-R into Wasp’s well deck is an opportunity to ensure joint operations are just as effective in training as in real-combat scenarios.“During a joint operation, you want to make sure that a force of combined nations has compatible equipment,” said Pastoor. “You want to make sure your radios can talk to each other, that your aircraft can land on each other’s flight decks. That’s what this is about.”Pastoor said that EDA-R’s visit was just one of the operations taken to ensure interoperability. Before D-Day, all involved forces practiced combat enhancement and force integration training, or CET/FIT. This included extensive and ongoing joint training, such as landing French and U.S. helicopters on each other’s platforms.“We want to make sure every force, every man is ready to land,” said Pastoor.After EDA-R docked in Wasp, U.S. service members took a quick tour of the craft before its departure.“We cannot do these missions alone – Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya,” said Pastoor. “Now and in the future, when we work together and work together successfully, we accomplish more.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 10, 2012; Image: navy Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Wasp Welcomes France’s Newest Amphibious Craft USS Wasp Welcomes France’s Newest Amphibious Craft View post tag: Amphibious February 10, 2012 View post tag: welcomes View post tag: newestcenter_img View post tag: France’s View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Wasp View post tag: News by topic Training & Educationlast_img read more

News story: Animal medicines improvement notice: Glenmore House Veterinary Surgery

first_imgWithdrawn as over one year old,This notice was issued to Glenmore House Veterinary SurgeryThe following contravened the Veterinary Medicines Regulation 2013: Records of batch details and quantities of prescription medicines not being recorded in accordance with Regulation 23 of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013 This Notice has been complied with Surgery must begin keeping records of batch numbers Written or photographic evidence must be provided to the VMD that batch numbers for all prescription medicines are being recorded on receipt into the practice or on first use Quantities of POM injectable products administered must be recorded The improvements required:last_img

Students promote awareness for Relay for Life

first_imgPurple hair extensions, purple clothing and purple desserts in the dining halls will flood campus this week to promote fundraising and awareness for the Notre Dame Relay for Life, which will take place Apr. 12 and 13. Freshman Teresa Kennedy, honorary student chairperson for Notre Dame’s Relay for Life this year, the Relay committee is hosting Purple Week 2013 through Friday to engage students in its larger mission on campus. The funds raised through Notre Dame’s Relay for Life in April will go toward cancer research at the American Cancer Society, Kennedy said. “[Purple Week] really has a dual purpose because first, all the funds raised go to the Relay and the money we collect there,” Kennedy said. “It’s also a way to get people interested in the Relay and make it interactive, since all of these events are so public and hard to ignore.” Notre Dame Relay for Life chairperson Jessica Brookshire said the committee’s 2013 fundraising goal is $175,000. One of the most visible Purple Week activities is the sale of paper cutout feet, which can be purchased at locations all over campus for $1 each. Last year, paper feet sales raised $6,082 for the Relay, Brookshire said. “It was a great fundraiser as far as dollars raised, but also [for] the awareness it brought about for the event,” Brookshire said. Marc Burdell, an Alumni Association director and this year’s honorary faculty chairperson for the Relay for Life, said the paper feet have both symbolic and monetary value for the project. “Many of the buildings on campus sell these purple feet for $1 and they’re put up all over campus to build a kind of path that leads to the Relay for Life in April,” Burdell said. “For the first time this year, students can purchase feet with Domer Dollars at the Huddle and Reckers.” Kennedy said she is looking forward to “Wear Purple” day on Thursday, when community members are encouraged to dress in purple clothes to show support for the project. “It will be interesting to see how many people there are that day who are willing to back up this cause and really get behind it,” Kennedy said. “It’s two months ahead of the Relay still, but it will be great to see the purple as a visible sign of support.” Purple is “the identifying color for [cancer] surivivors,” Kennedy said, and she can include both herself and Burdell in that category. Kennedy survived a rare form of tissue cancer and Burdell overcame a serious lymphoma diagnosis. Burdell said he thinks of his position as honorary chairperson as an opportunity to connect with others who are affected by cancer. “I was diagnosed about three and a half years ago, and before that, I was healthy,” Burdell said. “I had never even been in the hospital. I went from being unaware and unaffected to being a pretty severe cancer patient. “Now, I can talk about patient advocacy and what people can do to support each other. I find myself today leading a normal life, and as chairperson, I hope to help others understand what I’ve gone through and let them know that they can be empowered to get through it too,” Burdell said. Kennedy said she was involved with the national Relay for Life in high school and that she’s pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the Notre Dame version of the event. “I’m glad I get to share my experience about what I went through with other people here, and I hope people will be able to come to me for support if they or someone they know has cancer,” Kennedy said. “I’m an example that you can lead a totally normal life after a cancer diagnosis.” Purple hair extensions will be sold in the Coleman Morse center on Friday, and purple feet will be sold all week across campus. Notre Dame’s Relay for Life will take place from Apr. 12 to 13 at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Information about the event can be found at read more