Las Vegas Sevens: Amor planning to shake England up

first_imgSA: Mike Ellery had a great tournament in Dubai. Unfortunately he was injured and missed the following week’s tournament in South Africa, so it’s great to have him back. And Marcus Watson was also in great form in our last outings.Mitch (Tom Mitchell) is becoming a great playmaker and leader in our squad. I’ve shared the captaincy around a bit, and Tom Powell did a great job for us at the last few tournaments, but Mitch could potentially stay in the role for a while. At the moment I’m naming a squad tournament by tournament, because I want the guys to feel that pressure to perform every time they step on the pitch. But the long-term goal is to have a steady, settled captain.One to watch: Watson makes a break in London last seasonRW: Why did you leave Mat Turner and John Brake out of the squad this time?  SA: Mat did well in South Africa, and he’s working on a number of areas of his game along with everybody else. But he’s been in South Africa for a few weeks sorting out his girlfriend’s visa, and because he’s not been training I’ve chosen to reward the other guys in the squad.John Brake has an excellent attitude, but others have just edged him in training. In addition, I felt like Crackers deserved his opportunity, a hugely experienced player who will be valuable in Las Vegas.RW: What changes would you like to make to England’s sevens programme?SA: Every nation is stepping up and our programme has been evolving for the last three months. I’d like the guys to be here and training together full time (Monday to Friday instead of three days per week). The more time spent together, the more their understanding and communication with each other will improve.RW: Should sevens be used as a development tool for 15s, or should it stand alone?SA: I don’t believe sevens should stand alone. We’ve got some talented players in our squad who may well go on to play 15s one day, and although there will always be some specialist sevens players, I don’t think they should be pigeonholed. Using sevens to develop players is a proven model used around the world. It depends slightly on the position, but as a rule sevens players are excellent in broken field and phase play attack, and good decision makers.RW: Tell us about your new backroom staff. Powerhouse: Mike Ellery has recovered from injury for the Las Vegas Sevens, but can he help England take the title?By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Staff Writer SIMON AMOR is three tournaments in to his tenure as England Sevens head coach, and he has already started to make some changes to the squad. We caught up with the former IRB Sevens Player of the Year to find out a bit more about the team, and what plans he has for England.RW: What are England’s strengths, and how would you like them to improve?SA: Traditionally England have great pace, and they’re very good in broken field. I’d like them to improve defence and become more direct, physically, in the contact. I’d like them to be more confrontational.Sevens is about doing the basics at world-class level, so I also want everyone to improve on that. It sounds very simple, but there’s a lot in the quality of a catch, pass or tackle.Skipper: Mitchell will be captain for the first time in VegasRW: Have you changed the way you train to mirror that?SA: We do more contact work now. These guys aren’t playing 15s, so they’re not doing contact week in, week out. The breakdown is so important, as is their tackle technique.There’s always a risk of injury when you do contact work in training and they do pick up bumps and bruises, but rugby is a contact sport, and of course you try to limit that. There’s also an element that the boys can become more body-hardened by doing the contact work and in addition, we have a brilliant medical team working hard to keep the boys fit.RW: Which team is setting the benchmark on the circuit?SA: New Zealand. As a team they’ve never had out and out pace, but they are good physically and their ability to read the game, to feel it, is outsanding. They also have a lot of good decision-makers.There’s no culture of sevens in the UK, so it takes time for guys to get the feel of how to create space, and manipulate it. We try to teach it by doing a lot of repetitions, in mini games in training.RW: Which England players should we look out for in Las Vegas? SA: We’re ambitious, and we want to give our players the world’s best support with the best people in that team. Dan Howells has just joined us from Wasps, to head up our strength and conditioning, and Damian McGrath has joined me as the assistant coach. Scott Drawer, who’s just joined the RFU, will also be helping us from time to time.We want to link our strength and conditioning with the rugby in training a bit more. If we do our rugby training under fatigue, it’ll develop the boys’ decision making and also intensify the session – just like the situation you’d get at a tournament. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Marcus Watson of England breaks away from the tackle of Joaquin Diaz Bonilla of Argentina during the Marriottt London Sevens – Day One at Twickenham on May 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Comedy duo take on Christchurch streets with outrageous Richie McCaw sign

first_imgFriday May 2, 2008 Comedy duo take on Christchurch streets with outrageous Richie McCaw sign In this morning’s game between the Sharks and the Crusaders in Christchurch, we saw All Blacks and home captain Richie McCaw being yellow carded for a professional foul deep in his half with the Sharks on attack. ADVERTISEMENTIt reminded me of this hilarious skit by the New Zealand comedy duo of Bill and Ben on Pulp Sport, the low budget sports skit comedy show that has received rave reviews from all who’ve seen it.This particular skit plays on the common belief around the world that Richie McCaw plays the line so close that he is in fact cheating. Most of that comes from the fact that McCaw is so good at what he does, but that debate will rage on for years to come.As you’ll see here, losing the coin toss and dressing up in a Springbok jersey while holding a sign like this in Christchurch is not a good idea.Time: 04:03 mins Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe 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

Wales hang on to beat Samoa at the Millennium Stadium

first_imgSaturday Nov 14, 2009 Wales hang on to beat Samoa at the Millennium Stadium Wales narrowly beat Samoa 17-13 in a bruising encounter with a tense finale at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Friday night.Wales scored early thanks to a try by wing Leigh Halfpenny, but the visitors pegged them back in the second half, and scored an intercept try through Seilala Mapasua which brought the scores to within four points.“We wanted to be more ruthless in our approach, but unfortunately we werent,” said Wales coach Gatland. “We created a lot of chances and 11 line breaks to their two and should have put the game away comfortably.“But our finishing simply wasn’t clinical enough. We have to learn from our mistakes and in the first-half we kept kicking the ball away.“We felt physically that if we kept playing with tempo their forwards would struggle and tire later on. It was a very frustrating game and we didnt get any real momentum going.”“The game should have been out of sight by the time they got their interception try – that was a 14 point try because if he hadnt have caught it we would probably have scored,” said Gatland.“It was a little bit too close for comfort in the end and we put ourselves under pressure. But we have come away with a win.”Samoa can be proud of their effort, and will head to Paris next weekend on a high as they will take on France.“The boys can be very proud of themselves for pushing a top tier nation so close,” said Samoa captain George Stowers.“It was a case of so near but our performance showed we deserve more games against the big teams especially after just a few days together.“For many of us it was the first time we had played Wales so this was a great heads up for where we are against the best teams.“Against France next week we have to be smart, keep our discipline and play for the full 80 minutes as well as putting in the big hits.” Time: 08:18ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Wales hang on to beat Samoa at the Millennium Stadium | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

New Statesman New Media Awards 2005 announced

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Statesman New Media Awards 2005 announced Howard Lake | 9 July 2005 | News INNOVATION AWARD Winner: Noise Mapping Englandhttp://www.noisemapping.orgHightly Commended: ReadSpeaker, http://www.readspeaker.comCOMMUNITY AND INFORMATION AWARDWinner: Brookmans Park Newsletterhttp://www.brookmans.comHighly Commended: riprap, http://www.riprap.org.ukACCESSIBILITY AWARDWinner: PhoneAnythinghttp://www.phoneanything.com Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis EDUCATION AWARDWinner: 24 Hour Museum ­ City Heritage Guideshttp://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/cityheritageHighly Commended: BBC ­ WW2 People’s War, http:// www.bbc.co.uk/ww2ADVOCACY AWARDWinner: Pressureworkshttp://www.pressureworks.orgHighly Commended: Feed Me Better http://www.feedmebetter.com, British Heart Foundation anti-smoking campaign http://www.bhf.org.uk/smokingCongratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone involved in this year’s awards. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Consider High Oleic Soybeans in 2020 to Add Premium to Your…

first_img High-oleic-2020-advantageKevin WilsonFarmers are now focused on the upcoming harvest, a season that has already begun for some, but while looking for ways to improve margins next crop year, the soybean checkoff suggests high oleic soybeans for those in 13 states, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.High oleic varieties continue to offer competitive premiums to farmers with minimal management adjustments. Indiana’s Kevin Wilson, United Soybean Board farmer-leader from Cass County, understands the profit opportunities with high oleic soybeans.“We’ve been planting them about six or seven years,” Wilson said. “Basically, it’s the same bean with the same performance, but this bean has an oil that has a more desirable characteristic that really helps the end user, the customers such as restaurant chains, grocery stores and food companies as well. It’s added more premium on the final end, so it’s been a good thing for us.”Management of high oleic varieties is similar to commodity soybeans. Farmers store the beans separately for delivery just like they would a conventional crop.“We were storing beans anyhow. So, we store them, and then they have a call option where they take them in the winter at different times. We just stored them like we stored the regular beans. We had a delivery location, ADM Frankfort, which is not too far from us, so it just all fit really, really good.”Depending on processor locations and participating elevators in their area, farmers can take advantage of the premiums offered by high oleic soybeans next year.“Well, there are two or three different options,” Wilson explains. “We have the storage, so we store them and then we bring them in, and so we’re offered a premium. Our premium runs around 50 cents a bushel. There are other fall delivery locations around. I think next year there’s going to be some more probably in Ohio, as well, and there may be more in other states. Once you locate someone that will take them during harvest, and then you’ll still get a premium. It will vary depending on how far you have to deliver them.”Stay up to date with the latest information from the United Soybean Board at www.unitedsoybean.org.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Consider High Oleic Soybeans in 2020 to Add Premium to Your Price SHARE Consider High Oleic Soybeans in 2020 to Add Premium to Your Price By Andy Eubank – Sep 24, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleU.S. Dairy: Japan Trade Agreement Could Leave Dairy BehindNext articleU.S. Biofuel Industry is Still Waiting Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Co-chair of billion dollar company gives advice on how to be sucessful

first_imgReddIt Sophia Doumani Twitter Rec Center fighting stigma of women and weight lifting ReddIt Facebook Dean Erekson interviewing guest speaker Dina Dwyer-Owens. Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Winter weather causes health concerns Linkedin Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course TCU may become a smoke and tobacco-free campus The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Previous articlePhotograph of Trevone Boykin engaging young Iowa State fan goes viralNext articleRepublican presidential candidate visits Fort Worth Sophia Doumani RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students share stories of discrimination + posts printDina Dwyer-Owens shared with TCU business students how she helped turn her father’s dream into a business worth more than $1 billion in a discussion on Oct. 7.John V. Roach dean of the Neeley School of Business O. Homer Erekson interviewed Dwyer-Owens about the Dwyer Group in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom.Erekson teaches a class called “Ethical Decision Making” and recommended that all his students come and hear Dwyer-Owens speak. The event included a complimentary breakfast as well as networking opportunities for TCU business students.“Dean Erekson told us about this great opportunity to hear about someone successful in business,” said Kyle Whelpley, a finance and entrepreneurial management major. “I want to run my own company one day, so I’m excited to hear from someone who’s been very successful with what they do and to get some advice with how I can be successful in the future.”“I’m excited to hear about some of the principles we’ve talked about and how that’s related to Dina’s business and how she’s been able to grow her business based off of ethical practices,” said Kate Benuska, an entrepreneurial management major.Dwyer-Owens attributes her personal success, as well as the success of the Dwyer Group, to a code of values originally developed by her father.“The thing he really drove home with us as employees and as his children, with six kids in our family all raised in the business, initially, was that we’ve got to lead with values,” Dwyer-Owens said. “I think that it is the true foundation for success at the Dwyer Group.”The Dwyer Group code of values is embodied in the acronym “R.I.C.H.” which stands for respect, integrity, customer focus and having fun in the process.“Living rich is not about money,” Dwyer-Owens said. “These values are really about how you treat people. We think that when you treat people with respect and dignity, it builds wealthy relationships, so I do say that living rich creates wealth, but that wealth first comes in relationships.”Students said they liked Dwyer-Owen’s focus on values and the talk she gave.Marketing major Ellen Keim said she really enjoyed listening to Dwyer-Owens.“I loved getting to hear a strong, successful woman speaker that adheres her company to a high ethical standard through defined values,” Keim said.Benuska said she loved listening to Dina Dwyer because the speaker was genuinely passionate about the role of ethics in her business.Dwyer-Owens said her biggest piece of advice for students is, “whether you’re going to start your own business or you’re going to go work for someone else, always remember who you are at your core and always work hard to be the best version of yourself.” Sophia is a senior broadcast journalism and communication studies double major. She is currently writing and producing stories for TCU 360 and TCU News Now. Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

Abbeyfeale undergoing a gilt edged renaissance

first_imgPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement NewsCommunityVideoAbbeyfeale undergoing a gilt edged renaissanceBy Rose Rushe – July 19, 2019 597 Linkedin Email Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat center_img The Rev William Casey memorial, Abbeyfeale.Photo: Cian ReinhardtWHAT Abbeyfeale has as its backbone is ‘the good of the people’ to haul it into this prospering era. The most signal example of this vigour is the Abbeyfeale Community Council (ACC) which works with a dozen stakeholders – State agencies, voluntary and private enterprise – to advance the town.Maurice O’Connell, a North Kerry native who put his roots down in the town 20 years ago, has served as council chairperson since this voluntary body was established in 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I am very clear about being chairperson and not chairman as that brings it home that the  position is open to everyone,” Maurice jokes, hoping to clamber off this lofty perch soon enough.The Council’s hard work has brought immense reward to the hinterland and feeds into many regional bodies.“The town is going through a multi million euro transition with a new traffic plan. As part of that, Limerick City and County  Council (LCCC) have bought the building next to where the E-Hub is going to go. That will be turned into a car park and a new civic space,” he reports.“Then in about five years from now, there is a plan for a ring road from town to Newcastle West. This will take the heavy traffic off and allow people a safer, more enjoyable life.“It won’t be a full blown bypass and that’s important, to distinguish the difference. We are keeping it close to the town if people want to come in.“Last year, we were overall runners up in the JP McManus-sponsored Going for Gold competition and this year, Abbeyfeale has been shortlisted for Pride of Place. We will know later on in the year how we have done in that.”Abbeyfeale is shortlisted by LCCC for one of the categories in this 26-county competition that rewards incentivised communities.“We will go forward to the national awards of Pride of Place.“That follows through then as ACC was closely involved with a project with the City and County Council’s Healthy Limerick initiative. We were shortlisted for a national award there for a project we did around Abbeyfeale health with them.”There’s more ‘best in practice’ to report, evidence of the town’s rising profile and fortunes, with Abbeyfeale Town Park’s win this Wednesday 17 of worldwide status – the Green Flag Award for excellence in presentation.Continue reading below…The International Green Flag Award  sees this park added to a list around the world that are deemed to be of exceptional standard.“It was Abbeyfeale Community Council that helped them with the application and to source some funding to prepare for same,” Maurice confirms.“I am absolutely thrilled with Green Flag win as for me, it represents all the hard work of volunteers over the past 20 years, the committee and obviously those in the Community Employment Scheme, without whom it would not be a success.“Tidy Towns is involved with all the groups, along with ourselves. And the town is a fantastic example of the work and the effort they put in over the last number of years.”“A lot of the progress that is ongoing and planned for Abbeyfeale is down to the very good relationship between ourselves and LCCC, Innovate Limerick and West Limerick Resources. We’ve done quite well.”“Do you know about the Greenway? Because another few million is after being released for the people of Kerry.”The Greenway has been magnetising tourists for a while now. It used to be called the Great Southern railway line, the 40km that used to run from Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale.“Kerry County Council has now been awarded around €3million to extend it into Listowel, which is the next extension and eventually it will extend back to Tralee. The old railway tracks have been taken up and it is already a major tourist attraction for cyclists and walking groups but the connection to Kerry is important.” WhatsApp TAGSAbbeyfealeabbeyfeale town featureCommunitylimerick city countyNewsSpecial Featurevideo Previous articleNew folk direction for Danny VaughnNext article101 Limerick announced as Finalists for the 2019 Bar of the Year Awards Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more

Wyoming GOP censures Rep. Liz Cheney over impeachment vote

first_imgLocal NewsUS News WhatsApp Facebook FILE – In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Wyoming Republican Party voted overwhelmingly Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 to censure U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney for voting to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Republican Party voted overwhelmingly Saturday to censure U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney for voting to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Only eight of the 74-member state GOP’s central committee stood to oppose censure in a vote that didn’t proceed to a formal count. The censure document accused Cheney of voting to impeach even though the U.S. House didn’t offer Trump “formal hearing or due process.” “We need to honor President Trump. All President Trump did was call for a peaceful assembly and protest for a fair and audited election,” said Darin Smith, a Cheyenne attorney who lost to Cheney in the Republican U.S. House primary in 2016. “The Republican Party needs to put her on notice.” Added Joey Correnti, GOP chairman in Carbon County where the censure vote was held: “Does the voice of the people matter and if it does, does it only matter at the ballot box?” Cheney has said repeatedly she voted her conscience in backing impeachment for the riot, which followed a rally where Trump encouraged supporters to get rid of lawmakers who “aren’t any good, the Liz Cheneys of the world.” Far from leading a peaceful demonstration, Trump “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” Cheney said in a statement ahead of the Jan. 13 impeachment vote. In a statement after the state GOP vote, Cheney said she remained honored to represent Wyoming and will always fight for issues that matter most to the state. “Foremost among these is the defense of our Constitution and the freedoms it guarantees. My vote to impeach was compelled by the oath I swore to the Constitution,” Cheney said. Republican officials said they invited Cheney but she didn’t attend. An empty chair labeled “Representative Cheney” sat at the front of the meeting room. The censure vote was the latest blowback for Cheney for joining nine Republican representatives and all Democrats in the U.S. House in voting to impeach. Just three months after winning a third term with almost 70%, Cheney already faces at least two Republican primary opponents in 2022. They include Republican state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, a gun-rights activist from Cheyenne, who was at the meeting but not among those who spoke. Smith also has said he is deliberating whether to run for Congress again. On Jan. 28, Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, of Florida, led a rally against Cheney in front of the Wyoming Capitol. About 1,000 people took part, many of them carrying signs calling for Cheney’s impeachment though several were supportive. Cheney will remain as the third-ranking member of the House GOP leadership, however, after a 145-61 vote by House Republicans on Wednesday to keep her as conference committee chair. Trump faces trial in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday over allegedly inciting insurrection when a mob of supporters stormed into and rampaged through the Capitol after the nearby rally led by Trump and close allies. Censure opponents mainly came from Casper, Wyoming’s second-largest city, and the Jackson Hole area near Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. “Let’s resist this infusion of left-wing cancel culture to try to censure and get rid of anybody we disagree with,” said Alexander Muromcew with the Teton County GOP. Momentum for censure had been growing for weeks as local Republicans in around a dozen of Wyoming’s 23 counties passed their own resolutions criticizing her impeachment vote. ——— Follow Mead Gruver at https://twitter.com/meadgruver Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 6, 2021 Twitter TAGS  center_img Pinterest Wyoming GOP censures Rep. Liz Cheney over impeachment vote Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleNo. 25 Drake uses late run to stay unbeaten, beats ValpoNext articleInmates at St. Louis jail set fires, break out windows Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

[COVID-19 Lockdown] Police Should Not Stop Vehicles Carrying Pets, Sick Animals To Vets: Bombay HC

first_imgNews Updates[COVID-19 Lockdown] Police Should Not Stop Vehicles Carrying Pets, Sick Animals To Vets: Bombay HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 May 2020 6:24 AMShare This – xThe Court also sought clarity from the State Govt on taking pets to walksThe Bombay High Court on Friday directed the State government to pass clear instructions to the police administration not to stop pet taxis or ambulances from ferrying sick animals to and fro from the veterinarian and sought clarity from the State on whether pet owners are allowed to take their dogs/pets for a walk during the current lockdown. Justice SC Gupte was hearing via…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Friday directed the State government to pass clear instructions to the police administration not to stop pet taxis or ambulances from ferrying sick animals to and fro from the veterinarian and sought clarity from the State on whether pet owners are allowed to take their dogs/pets for a walk during the current lockdown. Justice SC Gupte was hearing via video conferencing a Public Interest Litigation filed by Vineeta Tandon, an animal welfare activist from Pune who alleged that as a result of the lock-down ordered by the State due to Covid-19 pandemic, police authorities have been arbitrarily stopping citizens from taking their pets, more specifically dogs, for walks. Petitioner’s lawyer Harshwardhan Bhende contended that police stations have issued arbitrary directions to housing societies to stop residents from taking their dogs for walks. It is also submitted that ambulances or pet taxis operated by NGOs and others to ferry animals from their shelters or pet owners to veterinary clinics and back are being arbitrarily stopped and obstructed by the police administration. Even though the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has issued directions to State DGPs calling upon them to allow people to walk their dogs as a measure of prevention of cruelty to animals, the police administration is refusing to issue passes for these ambulances and pet taxis. The said directive by AWBI has been reported in the press, Bhende submitted. Appearing for the State, AGP PP Kakade submitted that the State’s directive prohibits people from walking their dogs outside compounds of societies or homes and not from walking them within the compounds. As far as ambulances or pet taxis for ferrying of sick animals to and from veterinary clinics are concerned, the State has not asked its police administration to stop or obstruct such ambulances or pet taxis. Thus, Court observed- “If there is any directive issued by the Animal Welfare Board of India to the State DGPs in the matter of walking of dogs, the State must take an appropriate decision on that behalf and communicate the same to the court by this next date. In the meantime, the State is directed to issue a clear directive to the police administration not to stop or obstruct ambulances or pet taxis for ferrying sick animals to and from veterinary clinics.” So far as walking of dogs and petering to their needs through animal feeders are concerned, the State was directed to communicate its stand through an affidavit by the next date. The next date of hearing is May 15, 2020.Last month, the Kerala HC had allowed a writ petition filed by a person seeking vehicle pass to buy pet feed for his cats amid lockdown.While allowing the plea, the HC observed that choice to rear pets was traceable to fundamental right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution. Download order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal’s labour force one of highest rate on state supports

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Donegal, Kerry, Louth and Carlow have the highest share of their labour force availing of covid-19 state supports.A new Central Bank report says the hardest hit sectors have been those with a high dependence on physical interaction, such as accommodation, food services, retail and construction.It says covid-19’s impact was felt greatest in areas where hospitality and tourism are particularly important.Mark Cassidy, The Central Bank’s Director of Economics and Statistics, says cities were not hit as hard:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ecofdgdfgdfgdnomy10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Donegal’s labour force one of highest rate on state supports News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 3, 2020 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleFurther concern over coastal erosion in InishowenNext articleHosepipe ban may be lifted or partly removed next week News Highland last_img read more