Rugby World Cup Daily – Super Saturday

first_imgSaturday Sep 10, 2011 Rugby World Cup Daily – Super Saturday Super Saturday kicked off in the early hours of Saturday morning for most of us, with four matchestaking place on what has been dubbed as Super Saturday. There were nearly a couple of upsets, but overall things ended the way most would have expected. Scotland 34 – 24 RomaniaRomania gave Scotland somewhat of a scare as the Scots needed two late Simon Danielli tries to take them clear of avoiding an embarassing upset. Romania led the game before Scotland pulled things together.“We had to come back, we were in a tough situation with about 10, 15 minutes to go and we dug it out,” said captain Alistair Kellock.Fiji 49 – 25 NamibiaNamibia put up a spirited performance against the flying Fijians in Rotorua. Namibian flyhalf Theuns Kotze took them into the lead with an incredible three dropgoals, but the pacific islanders came back, with Vereniki Goneva becoming the first Fijian to score a World Cup hatrick. He ended with four tries, only the 11th ever player to accoplish that feat.France 47 – 21 JapanFrance also found themselves in a bit of trouble in North Harbour stadium as Japan played some inspired rugby to get themselves without five points at one stage, looking as though they were in control of the match. Hot on attack, John Kirwan’s had France sweating, but it didn’t last long as the talented French backs scored a few tries from turnover ball, maybe the final scoreline a lot more flattering than it perhaps could have been.England 13 – 9 ArgentinaIn what was touted to be the game of the day, England and Argentina contested a heavyeight battle in Dunedin’s impressive new Otago Stadium. Poor kicking was the order of the day, as both sides struggled, with Jonny Wilkinson in particular having what was probably his worst every goal kicking performance. He said afterwards that the only thing to blame was himself, not the ball, nor the stadium.“The difficulty was that I felt I was hitting the ball well and expecting to see it go where I wanted it to go, but when the ball moves a bit how do you correct something that didn’t feel wrong,” said Wilkinson“Christ, I didn’t even know how many I missed. I’d say I’ve probably had days like that but not for a while. The blame is on me,” he added. England will be relieved to have won the match however.Match highlightsWe’re restricted by what we can show in terms of highlights at this stage, but you can see them all on the official Rugby World Cup website. Rugby World Cup highlightsTomorrow’s lineupAustralia v Italy15:30 local, 03:30 GMTIreland v USA18:00 local, 06:00 GMTSouth Africa v Wales20:30 local, 08:30 GMT   Below is the daily updates show, which runs through the games, features Buck Shelford, and includes Springbok coach Peter De Villiers sounding quite eloquent. Yes, you read that correctly.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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

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Political storm sweeps away much of the privately-owned press

first_img RSF_en Receive email alerts EthiopiaAfrica Organisation RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia May 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today appealed to United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan for “urgent mediation” in Ethiopia, where editors of privately-owned newspapers have been imprisoned, forced underground or charged with treason since an outbreak of rioting and a violent crackdown by the police.“The Ethiopian government is once again yielding to panic and sending its police to settle its differences with the opposition,” the press freedom organisation said. “Appropriate methods exist if Prime Minister Meles Zenawi wants to challenge press reports. And if they do not exist, he is in a position to create them. Instead, he has launched a manhunt, filled his prisons with prisoners of conscience and plunged his country into a terrible political crisis.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “As long as it does not advocate murder or hatred, Ethiopia’s privately-owned press has an absolute right to express its views without having to face extravagant charges. We appeal to the judicial authorities to release the detained journalists at once, announce any charges they may still face and, if necessary, let them defend themselves in a climate of fairness and independence.”The organisation added: “Mediation by the office of the UN secretary-general could help to halt Ethiopia’s continuing disintegration in which the press is one of the victims.”The Ethiopian government has issued a list of 58 persons wanted for their part in the street violence that has shaken the country since 1 November. They include opposition members, civil society leaders and the publishers and editors of Amharic-language weekly newspapers based in Addis Ababa. The state-owned media followed up with appeals for witnesses and photos of some of those on the list, which was published in the 6 November issue of the Amharic-language biweekly Iftin. Leaders of the main opposition alliance, the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), human rights activists and NGO representatives are among those named.The following journalists appear on the list: Addis Zena publisher Fassil Yenealem, Addis Zena editor Wosonseged Gebrekidan, Ethiop editor Andualem Ayele, Eskindir Nega, owner of the Serkalem Publishing Enterprise, which publishes the newspaper Asqual, Menelik and Satenaw, Asqual editor Wonakseged Zeleke, Menelik editor Zelalem Gebre, Satenaw editor Nardos Meaza, Netsanet publisher Zekarias Tesfaye, Netsanet editor Abiy Gizaw and his deputy Dereje Habtewold, Abay editor Mesfin Tesfaye and Ethiopian Free Journalists Association president Kifle Mulat.Fassil Yenealem, Wosonseged Gebrekidan, Zekarias Tesfaye and Dereje Habtewold went to the police on 9 November and were immediately arrested. Hadar editor Dawit Kedebe and his deputy, Feleke Tibebu, were previously arrested on 2 November and detained in Addis Ababa’s main prison. They appeared in court on 7 November with a group of opposition leaders and activists. The court ruled that they should remain in custody but did not formally charge them. The other wanted journalists have gone into hiding.Prime Minister Meles said on 9 November that the imprisoned opposition members and journalists were charged with treason, which carries the death penalty. “They are accused of launching an uprising,” he said, stressing that, while he did not know what the prosecutor would ask for, the death penalty was “still legal” in Ethiopia. He went on to say that he personally opposed the death penalty in these cases, preferring prison sentences. The journalists had been arrested for their “role in the uprising,” he added.Since 1 November, the police have cracked down hard on demonstrations organised by the CUD in Addis Ababa and several provincial cities in protest against the results of the 15 May legislative elections, which gave the ruling party two thirds of the seats in parliament. The CUD accuses Meles Zenawi’s Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) of rigging the vote count. A total of 48 people have been killed by the police and 200 have been injured since the start of the protests. At least 11,000 have been arrested, of whom 4,000 were later released on the grounds that they had no “active” role in the violence.A number of Amharic-language publications have acted as mouthpieces for the opposition and have published unverified or openly partisan reports, much to the regret and embarrassment of several journalists contacted by Reporters Without Borders. Many newspapers stopped appearing after the outbreak of the violence. But local sources said newspaper vendors resumed work on 11 November and several Amharic-language newspapers whose editors are not in prison were back on sale. Follow the news on Ethiopia May 18, 2021 Find out more Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home News News Help by sharing this information November 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Political storm sweeps away much of the privately-owned press to go further News EthiopiaAfrica February 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today appealed to United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan for “urgent mediation” in Ethiopia, where editors of privately-owned newspapers have been imprisoned, forced underground or charged with treason since an outbreak of rioting and a violent crackdown by the police. Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation Newslast_img read more

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US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticized over relief package

first_imgTopics : The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.The US has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, recording more than 162,000 deaths — by far the highest of any country, ahead only of Brazil, which on Saturday became the second country to pass 100,000 deaths.The global death toll is at least 727,288 since the novel coronavirus emerged in China last December, according to a running tally from official sources compiled by AFP. Summer crowds Democrats say the president’s orders infringe on Congress’s constitutional authority over the federal budget.But Pelosi demurred when asked about possible legal action, saying, “Whether [it was] legal or not takes time to figure out.”White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow defended the new measures.”Maybe we’re going to go to court on them. We’re going to go ahead with our actions anyway,” he said.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued a statement Sunday saying Trump “was fully committed to making sure that hardworking Americans and businesses continue to have the resources they need as our country safely reopens.”Trump’s Democratic opponent in the presidential election, Joe Biden, tweeted that five million coronavirus cases was “a number that boggles the mind and breaks the heart.”It shouldn’t have gotten this bad,” he said.Elsewhere, growing infections in and around Paris prompted French officials to make face masks compulsory outdoors in crowded areas and tourist hotspots in the city and surrounding areas from Monday.The mask will be obligatory for all those aged 11 and over in “very crowded zones,” said a police statement, including the banks of the Seine River and more than 100 streets in the French capital.As temperatures soared across western Europe, holidaymakers crowded beaches at the weekend despite warnings about the risk of infection.Local authorities in Germany warned that some beaches and lakes would be closed if there were too many people.Belgian police meanwhile arrested several people Saturday at the resort of Blankenberge after a brawl broke out on a beach between officers and youths they had told to leave for refusing to respect virus safety measures. Around 5,000 people demonstrated in Vienna for increased financial support for nightlife and relaxing coronavirus regulations.Back in the US, in another burst of defiance over health warnings, thousands of bikers converged on a town in South Dakota for what is billed as the largest cycle gathering in the world.In past years, the 10-day rally in Sturgis has drawn hundreds of thousands of bikers to socialize, drink and party together — raising fears among some locals that this year’s version could be a superspreader event. Nearly 20 million cases have been registered worldwide — probably reflecting only a fraction of the actual number of infections.As around much of the globe, the small African country of Malawi on Sunday imposed tight social restrictions to try to contain the disease, shutting all bars and churches, while hot weekend weather drew crowds in Europe to the beach.In Washington, the new virus relief package — announced by Trump on Saturday after talks between Republican and Democrat lawmakers hit a wall — was “absurdly unconstitutional,” senior Democrat Nancy Pelosi told CNN.Fellow Democrat and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, appearing on ABC, dismissed Trump’s unilateral measures as “unworkable, weak and far too narrow.” But with the nation’s economy still struggling to dig itself out of an enormous hole, Democrats appeared skittish about any legal challenge to a relief package they see as seriously inadequate.The four executive orders Trump signed Saturday at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey will, among other things, defer payroll taxes and provide some temporary unemployment benefits.The president was seen as keen to show himself taking decisive action ahead of a November 3 election that could see him ousted from office, with polls showing a large majority of voters unhappy with his handling of the crisis.last_img read more

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Statistically, Liverpool better than Man Utd 1999 Treble winners

first_imgLiverpool continued their impressive Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win at West Ham last night and are now statistically better than Manchester United’s 1999 treble winners. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in phenomenal form as they sit 19 points ahead of Manchester City in second. It has been nearly 30 years since Liverpool last won a league title and Klopp’s side are edging closer to ending that drought. With 23 victories under their belt Liverpool have won more games – with 14 Prem matches still to go – than two previous Prem title winners managed in a whole season – Man Utd in 1996-97 and their 1998-99 Treble-winning campaign. Last night’s win saw Liverpool reach 70 points after 24 league games, while all other teams in top-flight history have needed at least 27 matches to hit 70 – if they managed to at all. The attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have been far too strong for Premier League sides this season, scoring 31 goals between them. They last beat every league side they faced in a season 124 years ago (1895-96) in the second tier. Alisson, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been in outstanding form to provide the tightest defence in the league, conceding only 15 times in their 24 matches so far. Loading… Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Largest Cities In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Best Cars Of All Time10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? With a formidable defence and a potent attacking force, they’ve now gone 41 league matches without losing and are now just nine games from beating the Arsenal Invincibles’ unbeaten top-flight run of 49 matches. Jurgen Klopp’s men have won their last 15 league matches – only the fourth occasion a team has won 15-plus English top-flight games in a row. Liverpool could secure the title at the Etihad against closest challengers Manchester City at the beginning of April. It could be a memorable season for the Reds as they look to defend their Champions League title as well as clinch the Premier League. Atletico Madrid present a tough task in the round of 16 in Europe. Diego Simeone’s side are ten points off the top of the La Liga table and could put all their efforts into another crack at the Champions League. Read Also:EPL: Beware of ‘dangerous’ Wolves, Fabinho warns Liverpool mates After beating the Hammers, the Reds have now beaten all 19 Premier League teams this season, and have only dropped points on one occasion. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Coronavirus: Arsenal cancel training return, pledge to continue paying casual workers

first_imgArsenal have cancelled plans to resume training on Tuesday, telling players to remain at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.The men’s first-team squad were due back in training this week after completing their 14-day self-isolation period following head coach Mikel Arteta testing positive for the virus.But, as the UK faces the prospect of a total lockdown, Arsenal now say it would be “inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time”.Arsenal gave an update on Arteta last week, saying the Spaniard is “feeling much better” and is back planning for the remainder of the season as well as speaking to his players.Arsenal said in a statement: “Our men’s first-team players were scheduled to return to training on Tuesday after completing 14 days isolation following Mikel Arteta’s positive diagnosis for the virus.“As a result of the current situation we are clear it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time. Therefore our men’s first team, women and academy players are all remaining at home.“Stay at home and save lives.”Arteta’s diagnosis earlier this month led to the postponement of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Brighton, scheduled for March 14, before the rest of England’s top-flight fixtures were suspended, originally until April 4 and then extended to April 30.In the meantime, Arsenal have pledged to continue paying matchday and non-matchday casual workers until April 30. The north London club say this will be reviewed once a decision has been made on when football can return.Arsenal’s managing director Vinai Venkatesham said: “These are challenging times for everyone, but in particular our casual workers.“This gesture is intended to ease their financial uncertainty while football is currently suspended to 30 April 2020.“We look forward to welcoming football back to Emirates Stadium as soon as possible.” Source: Sky Sportslast_img read more

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