New Zealand Autumn Internationals Squad

first_img Wales Autumn Internationals Squad Replaced: Sonny Bill is injured so Crotty comes in to face Ireland (Getty Images) New Zealand Autumn Internationals SquadFor Australia, England, Ireland and ItalyForwards: Dane Coles, Nathan Harris, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Nepo Laulala, Joe Moody, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Whitelock, Vaea Fifita, Dalton Papalii, Kieran Read (captain), Ardie Savea, Liam Squire, Matt ToddBacks: TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, Richie Mo’unga, Ryan Crotty, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sonny Bill Williams, Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Waisake Naholo, Ben SmithFor JapanForwards: Asafo Aumua, Liam Coltman, Tyrel Lomax, Reuben O’Neill, Tim Perry, Angus Ta’avao, Luke Romano, Jackson Hemopo, Gareth Evans, Dillon Hunt, Luke Whitelock LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Expand Autumn International Fixtures 2018 How To Watch The 2018 Autumn Internationals Autumn International Fixtures 2018 Expand The All Blacks and Steve Hansen have named their squad for their upcoming matches against Australia in Bledisloe 3, and their Autumn International matches against England, Ireland, Italy and Japan.The matches against England and Ireland are hotly anticipated, with the All Blacks having not played England since 2014, and they last lost to Ireland in Chicago back in 2016.As a result, Hansen has named a strong 32-man main squad with several big names returning from injury like; Dane Coles, Nepo Laulala, Joe Moody, Brodie Retallick and Liam Squire. Additionally, Dalton Papalii is a new All Black and Matt Todd comes in to replace an injured Sam Cane and unavailable loose forwards Shannon Frizell and Jordan Taufua.The introduction of Todd is a step away form the usual All Blacks selection policy after he was selected despite playing for Japanese club Panasonic Wild Knights. Usually players have to play in the country to be selected.Exception: Matt Todd has been selected despite the usual NZRU selection policies (Getty Images)Hansen has also named a 19-man wider training squad for the All Blacks match against Japan. This features seven uncapped players who are Tyrel Lomax, Reuben O’Neill, Gareth Evans, Bryn Hall, Brett Cameron, George Bridge and Matt Proctor.Hansen has clearly decided to use this period to prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan next year. He said; “Having the extra group come to Japan will allow us to send the bulk of our main squad to London early to acclimatise and prepare for what will be three big Test matches in the Northern Hemisphere, starting with England.“Bringing in the wider squad players also allows us to grow our player depth and will expose them to the international arena, which we think will be great for their development and, in turn, will benefit New Zealand Rugby in the long-term.“We’ll also be using the Japanese leg of our Tour to road test a few things ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup, as we will be using the same hotels and training facilities while we are there. We’re also playing Australia and Japan at two of our Rugby World Cup venues,” How To Watch The 2018 Autumn Internationals The All Blacks have named a 51-man squad for their upcoming matches. Take a look at which teams are playing… Make sure you know when, where and on… Wales Autumn Internationals Squad New Zealand Autumn Internationals SquadSteve Hansen has made 11 changes to the side that lost to Ireland last weekend.Kieran Read, Ardie Savea, Aaron Smith, Damian McKenzie and Beauden Barrett are the only players to keep their places. In fact all three Barrett brothers start with Jordie replacing Ben Smith on the wing and Scott coming into the second row.Additionally Dalton Papalii could earn his second cap off the bench.“The Italians will bring plenty of line speed, with a wide defensive spread, and again allows us to experience playing this type of team,” Hansen said.“They’re big men who play with a lot of passion and pride.“Our goal will be to create quality set-piece ball and lightning quick ruck ball, coupled with a real accuracy in our decision-making so we can use our skill-sets accordingly.”New Zealand team to face Italy in the Autumn Internationals – 24th November Damian McKenzie, Jordie Barrett, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Waisake Naholo, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, Ofa Tuungafasi, Dane Coles, Nepo Laulala, Patrick Tuipulotu, Scott Barrett, Vaea Fifita, Ardie Savea, Kieran Read (c).Replacements: Nathan Harris, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Angus Ta’avao, Brodie Retallick, Dalton Papalii, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Richie Mo’unga, Rieko Ioane.New Zealand team to face Ireland in the Autumn Internationals – 17th November Damian McKenzie; Ben Smith, Jack Goodhue, Ryan Crotty, Rieko Ioane; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Karl Tu’inukuafe, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Samuel Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Liam Squire, Ardie Savea, Kieran ReadReplacements: Dane Coles, Ofa Tuungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Richie Mo’unga, Anton Lienert-Brown.New Zealand team to face England in the Autumn Internationals – 10th NovemberDamian McKenzie, Ben Smith, Jack Goodhue, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Samuel Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Liam Squire, Ardie Savea, Kieran ReadReplacements: Dane Coles, Ofa Tuungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Richie Mo’unga, Ryan Crotty Take a look at the Welsh squad for… Backs: Mitchell Drummond, Bryn Hall, Brett Cameron, Ngani Laumape, Matt Proctor, George Bridge, David Havili, Nehe Milner-SkudderDon’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the world of rugby. 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Muntari, Tony Yeboah miss out as Kwesi Appiah names his all-time Black Stars XI

first_imgFormer head coach of the Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah in his first book “Leaders don’t have to yell” has revealed his best-ever XI for Ghana’s senior national team.The list of players he picked may come as surprise to many as he selected some old players and new players to constitute his best Black Stars XI with a number of big names missing out.When pressed to explain his choices in an interview on Face to Face with Godfred Akoto Boafo on Citi TV, he stated that he went with players he has worked with.“The idea of the team is players I’ve known as a coach and played with as a footballer”. He stated.The 59-year-old coach in his setup plays a 4-3-3 formation with Richard ‘Olele’ Kingson between the sticks.He picks his ex-Asante Kotoko colleague, Ernest Appau at right-back and Accra Hearts of Oak left-back, Offei Ansah. At the heart of the defensive block is John Mensah and Samuel Osei Kuffuor to complete the back 4.In the midfield, he plays Papa Arko in defensive midfield with Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah as the other two players in the middle of the park.Completing his team are Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’, whom he played with during his time in the Black Stars, Samuel Opoku Nti, formally of Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Asamoah Gyan who is Ghana’s all-time leading goal scorer.Kwesi Appiah’s all-time Black Stars XI:GoalkeeperRichard KingsonDefendersErnest AppauOffei AnsahSamuel Osei KuffourJohn MensahMidfieldersPapa ArkoMichael EssienStephen AppiahStrikersAsamoah GyanAbedi PeleSamuel Opoku Ntilast_img read more

Election Now?

first_imgDear Mr. Editor:I would like to have some input into the discussion regarding holding elections in the midst of the EBOLA epidemic.EBOLA is a very serious threat to our society and deserves to be prioritized rather than following strict rules not designed to cater to such an emergency. Let us deal with the emergency and later such matters can be carried out as normal. It is a matter of constitutionality versus a health emergency and the whole world is watching the matter with utmost interest.As a health professional, I very much would advise for us to tackle an existential threat, before we redirect our attention towards the functioning of government. Politics should not overshadow our health.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CSS programme launched

first_img– community-based crime, violence targetedThe first component of the Citizens Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) was launched on Wednesday with the focus on curbing crime and violence in targeted communities.The programme is a collaborative effort between the Public Security Ministry and the Inter-American Development (IDB), which is funding the CSSP.Some 20 communities in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) have been identified for the ‘Community Crime and Violence Prevention’ project – component one of the CSSP.A section of the gathering at the launching of the IDB-funded CSSP – Phase TwoFrom left: Deputy Mayor of Georgetown Sherod Duncan, IDB Country Representative Sophie Makonnen, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Junior Education Minister Nicolette Henry and Permanent Secretary of the Public Security Ministry, Daniella McCalmon at the launching ceremonyThe CSSP aims at reducing crime and violence in Guyana, especially in the targeted communities and among youths, by increasing their human and social capacity through various programmes; such as skills training, developing community leadership in violence prevention and promoting community cohesion, among others.Speaking at the launching ceremony, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan pointed out that the crime rate in Guyana is compounded by the high incidents of violent behaviours at the community level, especially among youths.He mentioned the recent incident where 13-year-old Daveanand Sanichar was beaten to death just over a week ago a few houses away from his Plantain Walk Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, home. The Minister also reflected on another incident where an 18-year-old was in the company of his father and another individual when they carried out the gruesome triple murder at Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder.“So this component of the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme is a grass roots attempt designed to address these kinds of crime and violence at the community level by reducing the contributing factors while at the same time strengthening the protective factors,” he stated.Meanwhile, Minister within the Education Ministry Nicolette Henry, who has responsibility for youth, in brief remarks highlighted the need for a collective approach in tackling the issue of crime and violence.She pointed out that for Guyana to become free from violent crimes, every citizen must play a role. “Parents, therefore, need to work with their children and even other children so that we can reduce the risks of someone that is loved becoming a perpetrator or a victim of violence and crime,” she stated.According to the Junior Education Minister, children need to be taught how to handle conflicts and problems without using force. She noted that Government has recognised this, hence, it has conducted training programmes across the various regions, targeting youths who were exposed to life skills which will help them to face challenges.Additionally, IDB Country Representative, Sophie Makonnen, also underscored the importance of having community participation in efforts to curb crime and violence, noting that it is a key component of any Citizens’ Security Strengthening Programme.She pointed out that the CSSP will contribute to addressing the key causes of crime and violence while at the same time, contributing to institutional strengthening as well.“Community-based interventions promote greater social cohesion, encourage peaceful conflict resolution and the use of mediation prevention activities in order for the communities not to get to the place where violence and Police has to intervene… Police is necessary but you do not have to go there,” she remarked.Of the US$15 million loan from the IDB, some US$5.7 million will be spent on the first component to support the ‘Community Crime and Violence Prevention’ under the CSSP.Among the 20 communities to benefit from this project are Vreen-en-Hoop and Westminster in Region Three; Rosignol in Region Five; Wismar in Region 10, and Friendship-Kildonan, Albion-Fyrish, Port Mourant and Rose Hall, Adelphi Village and Canefield and Angoy’s Avenue in Region Six.Other communities are Albouystown; Charlestown; Sophia; South Ruimveldt Park and Gardens, North Ruimveldt; Alberttown and South Cummingsburg; Kingston and Lacytown, La Pentience and West Ruimveldt, Agricola-McDoom; Mocha-Providence; Annandale-Lusignan; Buxton-Friendship and Vigilance, and Enmore-Haslington in Region Four. (Vahnu Manickchand)last_img read more

Graham keen to snub other clubs and join Sunderland – report

first_imgSwansea striker Danny Graham wants talks with boss Michael Laudrup to force a move to Sunderland, according to The Sun.QPR have been linked with the 27-year-old because manager Harry Redknapp recently appeared to suggest he was interested.Reading have expressed an interest and Norwich are also reported to be keen.But it is claimed the Gateshead-born former Middlesbrough player would like to return to the North-East.The Daily Mail speculate that Lucas Piazon joining Malaga on loan could be a tactical move by Chelsea in their apparent quest to sign Isco from the Spanish club.Playmaker Isco, 20, is said to be a target for Real Madrid but has also been linked with the Blues, who have agreed to let Malaga have teenage forward Piazon for the rest of the season.The Sun suggest Chelsea or Fulham could sign Nordsjaelland defender Jores Okore if they pay £4m.And the Daily Mirror report that Reading are the only club to have made an official offer for Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas, who was reported to be on his way to Chelsea.“At the moment there is no agreement with any club,” a source is quoted as saying.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Peru agrees to eliminate trichinae testing requirements

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a big victory for the U.S. pork industry, Peru has agreed to eliminate trichinae testing requirements on chilled U.S. pork based on a U.S. Department of Agriculture certification that the pork originated from Pork Quality Assurance Plus farms. PQA Plus is an education and training program run by the National Pork Board that certifies that hog operations are meeting their commitments related to animal well-being, food safety, worker safety and environmental protection.NPPC worked closely with U.S. and Peruvian officials for many years to eliminate the testing, which artificially raises the cost of selling chilled pork in the South American country. The risk of getting trichinae from consuming U.S. pork is less than 1 in 300,000,000. Peru’s U.S. pork imports increased significantly after the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement was implemented in 2009, jumping from just $650,000 in 2008 to more than $6.7 million in 2014. Based on analysis conducted by Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, National Pork Producers Council expects pork exports to Peru to grow even more now that the trichinae testing requirement has been eliminated.last_img read more

Videography Tips: What to Look for in a Good Shoulder Mount

first_imgA good shoulder mount is a cinematographer’s best friend. So what should you consider when looking for one?When I first started out in film and video production, it felt like all my projects were either handheld or on a tripod. This, of course, meant that every shot was either incredibly shaky (and very distracting), or it was simply static and uninteresting. The world changed for me when I discovered shoulder mounts.For my small, run-and-gun productions, this really opened doors in terms of composing shots and adjusting by simply moving my body, rather than picking up a tripod. It also added more complex camera moves like pans, tilts, and all types of motion in a way that looked much more steady and professional.These days, camera mounts come in all sorts of shapes. Professional Steadicam setups are commonplace, and most audiences expect to see a good blend of smoothness with other types movement.When choosing a good shoulder mount, whether for the first time or the hundredth, there are some key elements to keep in mind.Comfort and Ease-of-UseImage via gnepphoto.The first thing I’ve always looked for is comfort. How does your shoulder mount feel? If it’s heavy or pokes you awkwardly, that’s not a good sign. Many options these days come with built-in padding (which you can also add yourself, but it’s much more reliable when it’s part of the original design).The second thing I look for is ease of use. When you first pick up a shoulder mount, does it feel intuitive? Once you have it on your shoulder (or against your chest, or wherever), see how easy it is to make both small movements and long ones. If you’re lucky enough to live near a large camera store, you may be able to try out several in a row — in which case you’ll know instantly which one feels the best.AdjustabilityImage via Sundays Photography.But don’t let a first impression be everything. It’s hard to find a shoulder mount these days that isn’t at least somewhat adjustable. Many shoulder mounts let you adjust almost every part of their setups. From working with camera mount plates to elements like length and counter weights, everything will need some degree of tinkering if you’re serious about creating an ideal shoulder mount.In this case, if you get a chance to take one home, or buy one online to try out, take a few days to really see how adjustable it is and how much you can customize it for your body type and shooting style.Freedom of MovementUnless you’re working with a major cinema camera on a larger production with multiple people on a camera team, you’re probably not going to be strapping yourself into a Steadicam suit for every shot. Unlike, say, a free-standing gimbal with a complete range of motion, shoulder mounts are limited in some ways — especially if you need to keep pressure on a point of contact.However, for a shoulder mount to be perfect, in my experience, it’s best to find one that allows you a good mix of freedom of movement, both when standing still and when walking. However, it also needs to feel like a solid tripod when you’re stationary and need support.Could You Make One Yourself?Video via Film Riot.The final question before you invest in a shoulder mount is Could you make one yourself? The first shoulder mount I ever made was with my dad. We found a tutorial online then built one out of PVC pipe. It was pretty simple but also a lot of fun. To give it more cushion, we wrapped the entire shoulder mount with layers of electrical tape until it had a good deal of give.All told, it probably cost $15 and took just a few hours to build. Yet it worked for years and saved me a couple hundred dollars. While DIY projects aren’t for everyone, it’s worth considering when making your decision — or when working with shoulder mounts for the very first time.Cover image by gnepphoto.Looking for more video gear tips? Check out these articles.Buyer’s Guide: Shoulder Rigs From Cheapest to Most ExpensiveGear Hacks: DIY Camera Stabilizers and Rigs for Under $25The Best Camera Cages to Maximize Your RigGrip Tricks: Creating Do-It-Yourself Camera RigsVideo Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera Mountlast_img read more

Pumaren on UE’s Final 4 bid: We’re still here

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion That premise, however, doesn’t deter UE head coach Derrick Pumaren who still foresees a Red Warrior surprise in the semifinals.“We just have to remain positive, we still have a shot, we’re still here,” said Pumaren Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “But I think we have to do a better effort than what we did today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUE’s next games are against Final Four teams Ateneo and Far Eastern University with University of Santo Tomas being the lone reprieve.The Blue Eagles are atop the standings with a 10-0 card while the Tamaraws hold the fourth seed with a 5-5 record. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP The Growling Tigers’ 0-10 card had pushed them out of the Final Four picture.“We were walking today and we let La Salle run,” said Pumaren whose team lost control of the game as early as the second quarter when it fell to a 40-24 deficit. “We can’t have that kind of play against Ateneo because that team is more cohesive and passes a lot more compared to La Salle.”All of UE’s remaining games are all must-win contests and the Red Warriors will also rely on teams like FEU and NU to stumble if they hope to barge into the semifinals.And Pumaren knows the first step is scoring a vital victory, potentially, against the Blue Eagles.“We have to focus on Ateneo first,” said Pumaren. “We have to concentrate on Ateneo on Saturday, and hopefully we’ll be able to steal a game from them.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East’s chances for a Final Four spot has slipped to dim levels that it can only be described as “mathematical.”The Red Warriors’ recent 99-78 loss to defending champion De La Salle saw them slip to 3-8 with three games remaining on their schedule.ADVERTISEMENT More than 50k fans attend Ginebra-Meralco Finals Game 6 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Position Vacant – Business Operations Coordinator

first_imgTouch Football Australia Incorporated (TFA) is the governing body for the sport across the nation. On June 25th 2005, the structure of the organisation changed to a Unitary Model, where the Affiliates are the members and the State Bodies became branches of TFA .The Business Operations Coordinator will oversee complete operations of all Touch Football Victoria run competitions. Key duties include providing a high level of strategic and operational support to competitions as well as looking at avenues for growth and increasing revenue streams. Developing new competitions in a variety of formats will also be a focus.Sound business and financial processes and accountability are also required.A Job Description including selection criteria is attached. Applications close on Monday, 1 September 2008 at 5pm.Email applications with cover letter addressing position description and CV to [email protected] Further information: Nick Mooney – Operations Manager VIC – (03) 9206 6755For more details, visit the Touch Football Victoria website – Filesbusiness_operations_coordinator_position_descrip-pdflast_img read more