“We get to play Wales again and have the chance to beat them again,” he said. “There is nothing better than that. They have got an enormous amount of pressure on them. They go into the game as red-hot favourites, so they’re going to have to cope with that pressure.”England have played Wales 128 times since 1881, have won 59 of those matches, lost 57 of them and drawn 12 and most of them have meant something. This one will mean something too. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This weekend’s England v Wales game has been derided as a waste of space by some – it is nothing of the sort especially for the coaches and the players on the pitch. Jack the lad: Nowell looks for space against Wales in the Six Nations Match winnner: Gareth Davies’ try in the World Cup broke English heartsIt might not have the fervour of an England Six Nations game in Cardiff or the clash at Twickenham during the World Cup but as far as the coaches go this weekend’s match-up is the next best thing.And what is the alternative?The day after the Premiership final is traditionally, recently, the day when an England XV take on the Barbarians before they head off to get whipped somewhere in the southern hemisphere and the England XV normally bears no relation to a first, or second, choice line-up. No caps are awarded for that one, there is a bit of and end-of-term feel about it and the opposition have, more than likely, done things the ‘Barbarian Way’ in the lead-up.In 2015, just 34,467 people were rattling around Twickenham to see a Danny Cipriani-inspired England side beat the invitational team 73-12. It wasn’t competitive, told then-coach Stuart Lancaster very little he didn’t know already and only three of the match-day 23 played any part in England’s World Cup campaign. If you can name them, you should probably get out more, but the game was utterly irrelevant and a waste of just about everyone’s time. For the record, the three were Henry Slade, Kieran Brookes and Joe Launchbury.Fun in the sun: Henry Slade made his debut as England made light of the Barbarians in 2015Replacing that anachronism with a match against Wales is the sensible thing to do. It doesn’t get said very often, but a dose of common sense has swept about Twickenham, the clubs, and the RFU, will get a few quid out of it for good measure and it should be a proper Test match.Jones has been doing his best to boost ticket sales by promoting Wales, who have most of their big guns available, as odds-on to win the match. If a few rounds of verbal sparring between Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland can’t whip up enthusiasm for a Test match at Twickenham then the old game really is in trouble. England play Wales on Sunday at Twickenham but it is fair to say that most have greeted the fixture with a shrug of the shoulders of the ‘so-what’ variety.It has been accused of being a cash cow match, meaningless in the great scheme of things, and another example of flogging players to within an inch of their lives. England faced Wales at Twickenham twice already this season, Wales will have played nearly as much on the Old Cabbage Patch this campaign than they have in Cardiff, thanks to the Rugby World Cup, and the players involved in the Premiership final between Saracens and Exeter the day before will not be involved. So it does not really amount to a hill of beans.Talking it up: Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland have tried to talk up Sunday’s fixtureWell, tell that to Ellis Genge, tell that to Tommy Taylor and tell that to Kyle Sinckler or Teimana Harrison. None of them have been capped by England but they might just get a new hat at the weekend at the post-match shindig and have to sing a song on the team bus. While you are at it, you can tell that to Gatland and Jones as well.This match has a few things going for it and not just for the men looking to get off the mark internationally.Every Test coach you meet moans that they don’t get enough time with their players. Well, England have had a training camp in Brighton already, minus the blokes involved in the Premiership semi-finals, and are back at Pennyhill Park ahead of the Welsh game with only Saracens and Chiefs players on the missing list.Most of the Welsh players have not had a hit-out since 7 May, when the Pro12 finished its regular season, because their regions did not get through to the business end in that tournament, and also flunked in Europe. They probably fancy a run before they face the All Blacks at Eden Park, where the world champions have not been beaten since 1994, on 11 June. You don’t want to go into that one cold.Time to step up: Ellis Genge maybe asked to fill in at loosehead and make his debutSo Gatland and Jones get to have a proper smash-up – this is England against Wales after all – a couple of weeks before facing the Kiwis, and in Jones’ case, the Wallabies who did for most of his tour squad’s World Cup hopes. Everyone is a winner.And the Premiership clubs will be winning as well. The game has been put on so they can get some financial compensation for their season being railroaded by the World Cup. Directors of Rugby in the English league have had a full-on match every week this season, which started late because of the global tournament, and have had no LV=Cup weekends to give their top dogs the week off and boy don’t we know about it.But as Jones pointed out on Sunday some of his players, who were involved in the disastrous World Cup, have only played about 20 games this season. That is not the stuff that burn-out is made of.
Chicago Traveler Packing is never the most enjoyable thing in the world, but if you’re going on vacation at least you can look forward to finally using your bathing suit or busting out that new GoPro you recently bought.Packing for a business trip is the same monotonous activity without the exciting times to look forward to. Sure, you could be looking forward to a different city and closing that deal, but it’s hard to argue that a business trip is more fun than a vacation.You’re probably already a pro when it comes to packing for a domestic trip and you could do it in your sleep. With a travel heavy job, you probably have done it in your sleep before.But what happens when you’re going internationally? Is there anything else that you should be aware of before hopping on the plane. The answer to that is yes, there are some extra things you should think about and extra precautions you should take. The Red TapeIf you’re traveling internationally, make sure you have your passport up to date and valid for travel. It depends on the country, but some require you to have your passport valid up to six months past your departure date.More than likely, you don’t have running knowledge of all countries entry requirements. You can always head to your country’s exterior office or ministry, like the State Department for the United States. There, you’ll have a rundown of any necessary visas or paperwork you may need. Business travelers may need to bring a letter stating the intent of your business trip. Others may need a letter of sponsorship.Just make sure you find out the answers to these questions well ahead of time. Supply and DemandYou can probably find X store close to your own home in a matter of minutes. Finding X store in a different country, however, may be a different story. Shops may not be open when you need them or a taxi ride is way too expensive for just a few things. Let’s say you forgot to grab binders to hand out at the meeting. It might be hard for you to run down to the store and find what you need immediately. That’s why it’s a good idea to stock up on basic supplies, just in case something goes wrong. You don’t have to be a freight car, hauling stuff all around but have a few backups just in case. Bonus tip: Be sure to carry branded items with you so that you can represent your brand everywhere you go. This can be a t-shirt, tote with your logo, or even something small like business ink pens. It’s always a good idea to get your brand out to as many people as possible and traveling is a great way to meet a lot of people. The ElectronicsYou can’t go anywhere without your phone these days, especially as a business traveler. Make sure your phone plan will carry over to the foreign country you’re traveling to so you can check those emails and receive any important calls.Also, bring a reliable power converter if you’re going to a country with a different voltage. You’d be surprised how many people completely forget about this step and arrive only to see that their plugs aren’t going to work with any of the sockets. It’s CustomaryIt’s always important to remember that when you are in someone else’s country, you are their guest. Even if you do not know all the rules and customs, it doesn’t give you an excuse to repeatedly violate the code of conduct.Take the time to learn a bit of the language, just the basics, before you head out. Research business practices and if there is anything specific you should pay attention to or be wary of. Having that base knowledge is going to help you tremendously while you navigate your way through everything. The Money QuestionCredit cards are becoming more popular, but they’re not the be-all, end-all around the world. Cash is still king in many parts. It will be better for you and your wallet if you try to use the local currency as much as possible. Many places simply don’t take credit cards and you’ll see a double charge for those that do when looking at your credit card statement. The best way to get cash is to withdraw it from a machine when you arrive there, as you’ll pay the one withdrawal rate at the beginning instead of being hit with different charges along the way. Reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 August 20, 2019 at 8:02 am You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Monica MooreheadThis talk was given on Nov. 18 at the 2017 Workers World Party national conference in Newark, N.J.I first joined Workers World Party in 1975 due to the Party’s unique understanding that the struggle against national oppression and white supremacy can never take a back seat to fighting capitalism and imperialism in order to carry out a socialist revolution in the largest imperialist country.Since joining the Party, I have appreciated so many other struggles. One of those is women’s liberation. When I witnessed the emergence of the women’s movement in the early 1970s as a Black teenager living in the South, I could not relate to a majority white movement that didn’t take seriously that women’s liberation for Black women is rooted in national liberation.That all changed after my being influenced by Dotty Ballan, a Party founding member, who wrote “Feminism and Marxism.” Dotty died 25 years ago. Her pamphlet accessed what was progressive about the women’s movement, as a mass movement. And also what its narrow limitations were, especially being politically and ideologically dominated by a petty-bourgeois leadership that did not have a clue about showing class solidarity with the most oppressed women because their orientation was about reforming capitalism, not overthrowing it. We challenged this backward ideology while at the same time attempting to influence this movement by being a part of it.Marxism and feminismOur Party had so many women leaders that, during this period, Workers World Party was referred to in the movement as “the Party of the Matriarchy.” Dotty wasn’t the only leading comrade to elevate the revolutionary potential of working-class women. Our late chairperson, Sam Marcy, wrote his groundbreaking book, “High Tech, Low Pay: A Marxist Analysis of the Changing Character of the Working Class,” over 33 years ago, where he stated this:“Today the working class is of a thoroughgoing multinational character. … Statistics appear almost daily in the bourgeois press which show how much of the working class today is Black, Latin, Asian, Native as well as women. The most recent study shows that white males are no longer predominant in industry. The workforce is already composed of over 40 percent women. And notwithstanding the heavy Black and Latin unemployment, their percentage of the workforce continues to increase significantly.“But what has not been pointedly brought to the attention of the public is that the working class as a whole in the U.S. has changed dramatically in another sense. The predominance of the skilled over the unskilled, of the higher paid over the lower paid, has narrowed continually. …“In almost all of the service industries, there is a growing preponderance of new, low-paid workers. The labor force has shifted from what it was decades ago — a mostly urban white working class — to one that is of a multinational character, which does not at all enjoy the privileges which accompanied the earlier rise of the capitalist system in the U.S.”Sam understood that this pauperization of labor that intensified with the global capitalist crisis of low wages had created the feminization of labor.Sam explained: “The further development of the processes of capitalist production has forced many more women out of the home and into the workforce. It is these objective trends more than any subjective factors which have broken up the old family structure headed by the male breadwinner. The pauperization of labor has made it imperative that women work.”This feminization of labor manifests itself with women workers, especially the most oppressed women, Black, Latinx and Native, being in the forefront of not only economic struggles, but also leading in political struggles. Those range from the Fight for $15 and a Union movement, to Indigenous water rights at Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter led by Black trans women, and, of course, the struggle for reproductive justice.As an activist with the International Working Women’s Coalition, I also find there is no more important issue that impacts women — no matter their nationality, gender expression, socio-economics, youth, age or abilities — than the issue of sexual oppression: rape, assault, harassment, abuse, domestic violence.Working-class women’s liberationIf the current #MeToo campaign became an explosion as so many women actors exposed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator, the the real catalyst was the election of white supremacist Donald Trump, with his well-known history of misogyny. Now, every day, another misogynist is being exposed, like Judge Roy Moore and Al Franken.The #MeToo campaign has been liberating for so many women who have lived in silence and the deep-seated pain of being sexually assaulted but who now realize they are not alone. This campaign has brought widespread awareness of this war on women. There is no doubt about that.But how can any real change be made when the voices of millions of other women haven’t been heard because of who they are, due to being marginalized and disenfranchised under capitalism?They are migrant women who face rape and death daily by the U.S. Border Patrol when forced to flee their homeland due to imperialism. They are Black and Brown single mothers whose bosses threaten their low-wage jobs if they don’t succumb to sexual “advances.” They are women prisoners, including trans prisoners, who are sexually assaulted daily by brutal guards, or homeless women who face similar fates in shelters. They are young women who are assaulted daily in high schools and on college campuses knowing they can’t get any justice because administrations and the police are complicit when these assaults take place.#MeToo can go only so far because it is dominated by liberals with allegiance to the Democratic Party. Struggles have to be led by the most oppressed working-class women in order for them to become more independent, anti-racist, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist, to lay the basis for socialism which will liberate women of all nationalities.Marx and Engels stated in “The Communist Manifesto”: “The essential conditions for the existence and for the sway of the bourgeois class is the formation and augmentation of capital; the condition for capital is wage-labour. Wage-labour rests exclusively on competition between the labourers. The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie, replaces the isolation of the labourers, due to competition, by the revolutionary combination, due to association. The development of Modern Industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products.“What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own gravediggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.”And the most militant of all the gravediggers will be women. In tribute to Dotty Ballan and all women who have given their lives to the liberation of all humanity, working and oppressed women of the world unite!We have nothing to lose our chains. Build a Workers World!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more
WhatsApp There were 23,079 people signing on the Live Register in Donegal at the end of August marginally down on the July figure, but up 1.6% on the figure for August of last year.Four of the nine offices in the county recorded increases, four recorded decreases, while one was unchanged.The biggest increase in Donegal was once again registered in Letterkenny with 6,648 on the register, marginally down from July, but up 4.8% on August 2010.Killybegs had 1,371 people signing on, up 3.7%, while Ballyshannon recorded a 3% increase, with 1,609 people on the register. There were 1,689 signing on in Dunfanaghy, up 1.4%The other Social Welfare offices in the county recorded small decreases – In Ballybofey, there were 2,924 signing on, a year on year fall of 3.9%, while Buncrana recorded a 2.6% decrease with 5,044 on the register there.There were 1,373 on the register in the Donegal Town office, down 1.9%, while in Dungloe, there were 2,421 signing on, unchanged. News HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter 23,079 people now signing on in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook By News Highland – September 2, 2011 Previous articleStrabane man to appear in Court today on dissident chargesNext articleMcConalogue questions passing of deadline for broadband scheme News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Pinterest read more
Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball Tags: Clark County Chargers/Marvin “Tre” Williams/Mike Saunders/Wasatch Academy Tigers LAS VEGAS-Mike Saunders netted 18 points and the Wasatch Academy Tigers outlasted the Clark County (Nev.) Chargers 71-69 Monday in non-region boys basketball action. Marvin “Tre” Williams added 17 more points in the win for the Tigers. Non-Region Written by January 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/21
June 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Questions abound after Kevin Durant appears to injure Achilles tendon in comeback game against Raptors Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGregory Shamus/Getty Images(TORONTO) — With the Golden State Warriors facing possible elimination in Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors, the night began as a perfect comeback for Kevin Durant, the team’s star forward. Before he took the court at the NBA Finals on Monday night, he hadn’t played since May 8, after he’d injured his right calf in a Western Conference semifinals game against the Houston Rockets. But in the second quarter, after scoring 11 points for the Warriors, Durant appeared to injure his right Achilles tendon.He was helped off the court by teammate Andre Iguodala as well as staff. Even famed Raptors fan and rapper Drake was seen patting Durant on the back as he made his way to the locker room.“He gave us what he had. He sacrificed his body and we know how it turned out,” said teammate Steph Curry after the game.In the end, the Warriors were able to hold the Raptors off from their first title win in franchise history, 106-105.But, there are now questions about whether the Warriors, hoping to win their third straight NBA title, might have brought Durant back from his calf injury too soon — and cost him what could potentially be the entire 2019-2020 season.Warriors general manager Bob Myers, who got choked up at times during a news conference after the game, said that Durant had gone through four weeks with the medical team.“He was cleared to play tonight. That was a collaborative decision. I don’t believe there’s anyone to blame. … But if you have to, you can blame me. I run our basketball operations department,” Myers said.In a post to his Instagram stories on Monday night, Durant remained optimistic, saying: “I’m hurting deep in the soul right now I can’t lie but seeing my brothers get this win was like taking a shot of tequila, I got a new life lol. #dubs.”And in a separate tweet from her own account, Durant’s mother told fans on Twitter that “This too shall pass.”For ALL of you who question my son as a Man, question his Heart, question his Integrity and question his LOVE for the game of basketball, you DON’T know him. He has a heart of a true Warrior! This too shall pass. God Bless you ALL. pic.twitter.com/y0qcQ5Boga— Wanda Durant (@MamaDurant) June 11, 2019The final series has not been without its share of drama.On Thursday, NBA officials banned a Golden State Warriors minority owner after video showed him shoving a player on the sidelines during the game.Mark Stevens, a venture capitalist, was sitting courtside during Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California, when Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry dove into the sidelines to keep the ball from going out of bounds.As Lowry struggled to regain his balance, video showed Stevens giving him a shove to the left shoulder. Stevens was fined $500,000 and banned from attending games as well as Warriors team activities activities for a year, the NBA and Warriors teams officials said in a joint statement last Wednesday.Both teams face off again in Game 6 on Thursday in Oakland, California. It’s a game so anticipated, that floor seats are going for more than $100,000. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund read more
Last week Cherwell broke the story of an LMH fresher who faked 10 A-Levels and fabricated a personal statement to gain a place at Oxford. Now it has emerged that the student was also offering tutoring for Oxbridge applications.Around the same time that he begun studying at Oxford,the student became involved at a high level with the website “Sucedo”, a company which sells coaching, tuition and advice to prospective Oxbridge applicants.The Sucedo website boasts that the fresher is the only candidate who scored 100% on the TSA [Thinking Skills Assesment], a claim that the LMH Admissions Office have refused to verify. Sucedo offers to arrange an question and answer session with the student about the TSA, which it promises will be an “informal session” where “your questions decide the content”. Sucedo is a relatively new company, set up in June 2009 by Alexander James McPherson. The Sucedo website claims that its users will benefit from being taught by past or present Oxbridge students.But the current Company Director, 24 year old James Meller, is not an Oxbridge alumni, but a graduate from Manchester University.The site charges £200 for a mock interview, £320 for a “Skills” package, and £950 for the fully blown “Meet and Greet” experience, where applicants would be accompanied to their interviews by Sucedo representatives. Elsewhere, Sucedo offers “hundreds of USD” to anyone who refers Cambridge or Oxford applicants to them for coaching. Sucedo told the Telegraph in November 2009 that it had seen a “massive upsurge” in demand for help to pass admissions tests, particularly from state school students.Owen John, the LMH JCR Access & Academic Affairs Officer, commented that companies like Sucedo are “a big concern to the College. It is not in their interest to have students who have had the best preparation, but are not necessarily the best. The one thing [Sucedo and other companies] cannot give you is the raw ability that Oxford is looking for. The case of [LMH student] shows that just having the right techniques for interviews and admissions test can’t get you through the degree.” Fresher’s school Headmistress described his academic record as “strong but not outstanding”.The Sucedo website warns, “We’re here to see you succeed in the long-term…We’re not here to give you shortcuts that will make life difficult further down the line.” A spokesperson from Oxford said, “Oxford has one of the most rigorous selection processes for students applying for undergraduate study in the country. All tests must satisfy a range of criteria before they are used for selecting students.”Oxford takes an uncompromising stance towards companies like Sucedo, “The University does not endorse any commercial coaching activities related to the selection process – we are always keen to let candidates know that there is free advice and guidance available direct from the University, with sample aptitude tests available to download and practise.”Owen commented, “It’s a sad fact that when someone like [the first year student] is prepared to lie himself into a University place he doesn’t deserve, he will sometimes get away with it. Had he hoped that he’d get through an entire degree course at LMH without having met the entry requirements then he was quickly proved wrong.”On the penultimate day of Michaelmas term, the pupil was asked to see the Dean, who told him to leave LMH with immediate effect while the evidence against him was reviewed. So far this term, he has not returned. read more
For the second straight week, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio joined his childhood friend and lyrical contributor Tom Marshall on his new “Under The Scales” podcast. The second part of a two-part interview aired last night, capturing Anastasio’s interview with both Marshall and fellow guitar player, Dan Kanter.After part one talked about Anastasio’s setlist writing, collaborations with Phish & Tom Marshall and more, the second part of the interview actually got to the heart of the advertised topic – guitars. The conversation, which was recorded backstage at Madison Square Garden on December 29th, features Trey’s thoughts about Paul Languedoc’s guitars, and how he shapes his tone to match the guitar’s sound.You can enjoy the full episode below!