LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the burst: Trevor Woodman charges forward for England during the Rugby World Cup final in 2003By Trevor WoodmanI AM looking forward to this month’s World Cup reunions because I don’t see much of the squad now we’re old and grey. When I look back at the 2003 final I remember the pressure. I got penalised quite early for apparently throwing a punch, but I don’t think I did, and from that Australia had some territory and scored the first try.The big talking point was the scrums. We hadn’t had many scrum penalties against us in the tournament so to be penalised in this game was confusing. We had wanted dominance in that area but we decided not to push so we didn’t give away penalties. Then I got penalised for not engaging when we were 14-11 up with ten minutes to go. They equalised and I was thinking, “That might have cost us the World Cup.” It’s the biggest game of your life and it’s all going wrong.Johnno (Martin Johnson) was great as we prepared for extra-time. He said we were fitter, faster and better and we could get through another 20 minutes. I had the belief we could score. It’s all about listening and communicating, knowing what the call is and where you are supposed to be. Everyone had done their job to perfection and for Jonny (Wilkinson) to kick the drop-goal off his wrong foot –that’s a remarkable player.We knew there were 30 seconds left and I thought they’d take a quick restart so I stood out of position because I thought it’d stop them kicking it there. In fact, I think the vision of a prop forward enticed them to do it! Clive (Woodward) wasn’t very happy with me afterwards. I saw Phil Waugh chasing the kick and I thought, “I can out-jump him.” Dave Alred used to do catching practice with the forwards and you’d think “Why?”, but it was training for that moment. I remember looking at Catty (Mike Catt) belting it into touch and feeling massive relief and huge elation at the same time.We really took our time with the lap of honour because once you walk off into the changing room that part of your life is gone. We had a reception at the Rocks, then most of the players went to the Cargo Bar. I was with some mates from home and we didn’t know how to get there so we flagged down a police van and asked these two lovely policewomen for a lift. They said no until I undid my shirt and showed them my medal! The party continued through the next day. On the Monday we had photos taken on the beach in our club shirts and no one has a clear eye in them. Gomars (Andy Gomarsall) was throwing up.Ideally you should be in and around a squad for a couple of years before a World Cup. I’d been there since 1999 but only made my first start in November 2002. Two days after that I had bust a disc in my neck and needed surgery. I thought my career was over, but fought my way back. I really wanted to be at the World Cup and all the hard work paid off.
There is a severe need for more hurricane shelters that will take in people’s pets too. Many people will not leave their unsafe dwellings such as mobile homes due to the fact that they have pets and will not leave their pets behind. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear From Orange County Public SchoolsOCPS hopes all families fared well during Hurricane Matthew. Our district staff has assessed all school sites over the weekend to prepare for a Monday, October 10 reopening. While some issues still exist, the OCPS maintenance and custodial teams will continue to work to resolve those issues this weekend and into early next week. A huge Thank You goes out to all the district staff that helped prepare for and respond to the storm. Please see (and share) the information below for your planning purposes. As power has not been restored to all Orange County citizens, please pass along this information with neighbors and fellow parents. TAGSOrange County Public Schools Previous articleApopka church becomes shelter during MatthewNext articlePresident Orders Flags to Half-Staff Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia October 9, 2016 at 11:51 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 1 COMMENT Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
SHARE Rule Change Helps Producers Implement More Conservation Activities Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Rule Change Helps Producers Implement More Conservation Activities Previous article‘State-Of-The-Art’ Enlist Line Doing Well in First YearNext articleDairy Margin Coverage Program Enrollment for 2021 Opens Oct. 13 USDA Communications Facebook Twitter The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the final rule for its Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The rule makes updates to the popular conservation program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrates feedback from agricultural producers and others.CSP is offered in all 50 states and the Pacific and Caribbean areas through continuous signups. The program provides many benefits, including increased crop yields, decreased inputs, wildlife habitat improvements, and increased resilience to adverse weather. CSP is for working lands, including cropland, pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest land, and agricultural land under Indian tribe jurisdiction.“NRCS has prioritized the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill, including important changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program, which is designed to help farmers put more robust conservation activities in place,” said Kevin Norton, acting Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.The final rule better aligns CSP with NRCS’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through common applications, contracting operations, conservation planning, conservation practices, and related administrative procedures. EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that helps promote agricultural production and environmental quality by providing producers financial and technical assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices on working agricultural lands.NRCS received more than 600 comments on an interim final rule that was published in November 2019. Based on that feedback, the agency made the following changes in the final rule:Added emphasis to enhancing soil health as a way that program participants can achieve program goals.Modified language pertaining to locally led conservation by specifying that NRCS will solicit input from the State Technical Committees and by adding new Tribal Conservation Advisory Councils.Specified that, with local working groups, these entities will “develop state-level technical, outreach and program materials.”Made minor edits to and amended definitions for “enhancement,” “management-intensive rotational grazing,” and “resource-conserving crop.”Provided clarity to producers by adjusting language related to the set-aside for historically underserved producers.Adjusted the language for early start waivers to align with EQIP and reflect that the provision applies only to new conservation activities.Allowed for more than one contract renewal but extend the two-year program ineligibility period to include those who apply for renewal and are not selected.Initial updates to CSP included in the interim final rule:Increased payment rates for adoption of cover crop rotations.Introduced a new supplemental payment for advanced grazing management.Created a one-time payment for developing a comprehensive conservation plan.Provided specific support for organic and transitioning to organic production activities.NRCS state offices announce sign-up periods for CSP. Additionally, existing CSP participants may have an opportunity to renew their contracts in the first half of the fifth year of their five-year contract.CSP helps producers enhance the conservation activities on their working lands, it contributes to USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda of reducing the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in half by 2050. Earlier this year, Secretary Perdue announced the department-wide initiative to align resources, programs, and research to position American agriculture to better meet future global demands.View the final rule on the Federal Register. For more information on how to sign up for CSP in your state, visit your state website from nrcs.usda.gov, or contact your local NRCS field office. By USDA Communications – Oct 8, 2020
News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV August 23, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local newspaper editor badly beaten September 7, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the violent beating of Ihor Mosiyshuck, the editor of the privately-owned local daily Veshirniy Vasylkiv, by unidentified youths on a street in his home town of Vasylkiv on 14 August. The youths did not take the thousand dollars he had in his wallet. The police said they would investigate, calling it a case of “hooliganism.”“We urge the Ukrainian authorities to bring all the facts of this case to the light of day and not to rule out the possibility that the attack was linked to the victim’s work as a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said.Mosiyshuck has left the hospital where he was taken after the attack but is still suffering from cranial traumatism and has many bruises on his body. He told Reporters Without Borders he was convinced it was linked to his work. Both he and his wife had recently received many threatening phone calls, he said.Mosiyshuck published a series of articles claiming that members of the town council made a lot of money from the privatisation of municipal land. He also ran an investigative report on the desire of certain officials to reopen a controversial fuel storage depot that was closed a year ago because it emitted toxic gases. RSF_en Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority UkraineEurope – Central Asia UkraineEurope – Central Asia to go further News February 26, 2021 Find out more March 26, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Follow the news on Ukraine Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information
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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– CoreLogic ® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its annual Catastrophe Report highlighting the value of modern insurance and mortgage solutions in addressing the increase in climate change-induced hazard events and impact on the real estate economy. Most homes in the U.S. have some risk, often unbeknownst to the homeowner. With an increasing intensity of catastrophic events worldwide and the resulting risks they pose to the economy, CoreLogic analyzes how these industries can leverage new technologies to increase efficiency, reduce risk and ensure protection of American homeownership and commercial assets. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005261/en/ Figure 1. Redefining Risk: CoreLogic Combined Peril Score (Graphic: Business Wire) “CoreLogic data shows that nearly every property in the U.S. has exposure to peril risk. The unexpected nature of these occurrences should encourage businesses to better prepare for potential risks,” said Frank Nothaft, chief economist at CoreLogic. “The trickle-down effect of a catastrophic event, as seen most recently by the pandemic, can result in a shaky economy with high levels of unemployment and mortgage delinquency.” Redefining Risk: CoreLogic Combined Peril Risk Scores Show Most U.S. Properties Have Risk Using its advanced risk modeling technology, CoreLogic combined the severity and frequency of damage caused by natural perils into a single composite risk score that represents the sum of the average annual loss for seven individual hazards (earthquake, wildfire, inland flood, severe convective storm, winter storm, hurricane and tropical storm coastal surge and wind) for approximately 105 million residential structures across the U.S. As seen in Figure 1, a majority of properties in the U.S. are exposed to risk, however, not all geography is created equally. The highest risk homes are in California, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, along the Mississippi River, and large Gulf and Atlantic coastal stretches. The report outlines how this risk score can help various industries understand the relative risk for any structure across the U.S. “By leveraging granular data for the increasing frequency and severity of catastrophes, we are able to see that 35 million homes, which is almost a third of the U.S. housing stock, are exposed to high risk from natural hazards,” said Howard Botts, chief scientist at CoreLogic. “How insurers and lenders understand that risk through new technologies can allow them to better protect homeowners and lead to faster recovery times.” What Happened in 2020 2020 was a year full of ‘a thousand paper cuts’ for natural hazards, with over ten weather events surpassing $1 billion in economic losses mixed with consistent smaller events that contributed to loss 1. Front-line workers, critical infrastructure and first responders were put to the test by hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes and wildfires as the world was simultaneously urged to stay home and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. By leveraging the composite risk score and taking a look back at previous years’ events, insurers and lenders can better assess the risk of a location, anticipate severity and understand what happens post-event. New Tools for Protecting Homeownership An increasingly volatile catastrophe risk environment is causing profit margins to shrink and prompting deep losses in areas where intense, large-spread catastrophes like wildfire, hurricanes and unemployment are concentrated. The computational power brought from cloud-computing has allowed probabilistic risk models to help insurers, mortgage and financial professionals to anticipate the severity of a potential disaster. Tech-savvy insurers and mortgage lenders are leveraging catastrophe risk science, weather verification tools and digital workflows to better understand peril risk and damages down to a parcel level. This allows them to create new homeowner products and services that better protect and secure their customers’ homes and strengthen the financial security of their businesses. If the CoreLogic lookback at 2020’s peril and economic catastrophe events tells us anything, it’s that major players in the property ecosystem need to lean harder on technology and risk science to protect their customers and businesses when the next disaster inevitably strikes again. With access to catastrophe modeling and property data, insurance businesses have an important opportunity to change the way they protect homeownership and property, offering new insurance options and transformational experiences that better suit today’s reality of risk and policyholder expectations. 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This data is compiled from public records, contributory databases and proprietary analytics, and its accuracy is dependent upon these sources. About CoreLogic CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), the leading provider of property insights and solutions, promotes a healthy housing market and thriving communities. Through its enhanced property data solutions, services and technologies, CoreLogic enables real estate professionals, financial institutions, insurance carriers, government agencies and other housing market participants to help millions of people find, buy and protect their homes. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com. CORELOGIC and the CoreLogic logo are trademarks of CoreLogic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. 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Missouri Department of Conservation(NEW YORK) — A bald eagle that had been shot twice in the wing is being rehabilitated after it was rescued by conservation officials in Missouri.The female eagle was found by Missouri Department of Conservation Agents Sean Ernst and Haeley Eichler in a cornfield north of Paris, Missouri, after the landowner called to report it had seen the bird in the same spot for several days in a row, Ernst told ABC News.When they got there, the eagle attempted to hop away from them because it was unable to fly, Ernst said.Eichler then retrieved a large wool blanket from Ernst’s truck, and they used it to cover the resistant eagle before capturing it.The eagle was then transported to a facility for the Raptor Rehabilitation Project, an organization run by the veterinary school at the University of Missouri, Ernst said.Veterinarians found two shotgun pellets in the bird’s wing, which broke it, Ernst said. It is expected to make a full recovery, he added.It is unclear when the eagle was shot, but it was wandering around injured for at least a few days, Ernst said.The Missouri Department of Conservation is investigating.It is a federal offense to harm a bald eagle under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and carries a maximum fine of $100,000.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Load remaining images For the past couple of weeks, an all-star crew of musicians have been on the road touring in celebration of The Last Waltz and its 40th anniversary. The final concert by The Band is known as one of the best live performances of all time, and artists like Warren Haynes, Don Was, Michael McDonald, Terence Higgins, Jamey Johnson and John Medeski have all come together in its honor.Last night, the band brought their wares to the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY, treating fans to classic tunes from The Band’s catalog. The Band organist Garth Hudson joined in for his first of two nights of the tour. Thanks to YouTube user Sean Roche, you can watch the majority of the show in the videos below.Cripple CreekStage FreightLife Is A CarnivalThis Wheel’s On FireKing HarvisCaravanHelplessRag Mama RagForever YoungThe Weight with Garth HudsonI Shall Be ReleasedGarth Hudson Organ Solo and Chest FeverCheck out our full gallery below, courtesy of Dave DeCrescente.The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary @ Palace Theatre
Colorado’s groove-centric funk act The Motet has announced their first round of 2019 tour dates. The Denver, CO seven-piece consisting of Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Drew Sayers (sax) and Parris Fleming (trumpet) will bring their infectious live show across the country throughout January, February, and March, teaming up with Galactic, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, and more along the way.The upcoming winter tour will also coincide with the release of the band’s upcoming studio album, Death Or Devotion, due out on January 25th, 2019. Since The Motet’s inception in 1998, they’ve released eight full-length albums and toured the country relentlessly, playing hundreds and hundreds of shows from coast to coast. Death Or Devotion will mark the first Motet studio effort on which Lyle Divinsky, Drew Sayers, and Parris Fleming were all involved with all aspects of the upcoming record, from writing to recording, and finally mastering and preparing for release. Listen to the first single, “Watcha Gonna Bring”, here.The Motet still has a number of dates left on the 2018 calendar, including shows with Escort, Cory Wong, Mungion, TAUK, and Sophistafunk, as well as a special NYE show with Moon Hooch and Jaw Gems at the State Theatre in Portland, ME.For a full list of upcoming tour dates, see below. Head to the band’s official website for more information!THE MOTET UPCOMING TOUR DATES11/16/2018 – Denver, CO | Ogden Theatre (w/ Escort)11/17/2018 – Denver, CO | Ogden Theatre (w/ Cory Wong and special guest Antwaun Stanley [Vulfpeck])11/29/2018 – Milwaukee, WI | Turner Hall (w/ Mungion)11/30/2018 – Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue (w/ Mungion)12/1/2018 – Omaha, NE | The Waiting Room (w/ Mungion)12/15/2018 – Breckenridge, CO | Dew Tour @ Riverwalk Center12/28/2018 – Albany, NY | Jupiter Hall (w/ TAUK)12/29/2018 – Fairfield, CT | The Warehouse (w/ Sophistafunk)12/30/2018 – Providence, RI | The Met (w/ Sophistafunk)12/31/2018 – Portland, ME | State Theatre (w/ Moon Hooch + Jaw Gems)1/11/2019 – Aspen, CO | Belly Up1/12/2019 – Telluride, CO | Club Red1/15 – 1/21/2019 – Fort Lauderdale, FL | Jam Cruise 171/31/2019 – Bozeman, MT | Rialto Theater2/1/2019 – Jackson, WY | Pink Garter2/2/2019 – Salt Lake City, UT | Commonwealth2/7/2019 – Boston, MA | House of Blues (w/ Galactic)2/8/2019 – Philadelphia, PA | The Fillmore (w/ Galactic)2/9/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Steel (w/ Galatic)2/15/2019 – Seattle, WA | Showbox (w/ John Medeski’s Mad Skillet)2/16/2019 – Portland, OR | Roseland Ballroom (w/ John Medeski’s Mad Skillet)2/17/2019 – Bend, OR | Midtown Ballroom (w/ John Medeski’s Mad Skillet)2/22/2019 – Berkeley, CA | UC Theater (w/ John Medeski’s Mad Skillet)3/1/2019 – Crystal Bay, NV | Crystal Bay Club3/2/2019 – Crystal Bay, NV | Crystal Bay Club3/7/2019 – Charlotte, NC | Neighborhood Theater3/8/2019 – Richmond, VA | The National3/9/2019 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club3/15/2019 – Atlanta, GA | Variety Playhouse3/16/2019 – Nashville, TN | Exit/InView All Tour Dates