Setting the pace: England Sevens’ Marcus Watson evades a tackle to pierce the Argentina defence By Conor DuffyTAKE A look at the statistics for last season’s HSBC Sevens World Series and you can see why Marcus Watson was nominated for England’s top sevens accolade. Having finished sixth top try-scorer in the world with 27 tries, this young man has established himself as a key member of the England Sevens set-up. And at the ripe old age of 22, things can only get better.The sevens flyer is under no illusion that hard work and self-improvement is key to success in any squad. The attitude that both himself and his tight-knit team are displaying as pre-season begins is a testament to their desire to succeed and achieve, especially following the resignation of long-time coach Ben Ryan.“It’s all a bit up in the air right now with Ben’s resignation, but we’re just focusing as a team on getting fit and ready,” says Watson. “We’ve got a lot of hard work to complete and our captain, Rob Vickerman, has been very influential at this time. But with other leaders emerging as well, it is good to have a player-led group where everyone is close and working hard towards a unified goal. We’re looking to show our professionalism, and that’s a concept we’ve carried out heavily this pre-season.”Finishing strong: Watson adds to his try countIt is that professionalism that resonates around Watson’s character. Every good pro looks to improve on what they have achieved, and Watson looks towards the coming season with a hunger and desire to better himself. “As the season progresses I’m aiming to push myself into the top five try-scorers – that’s a huge on my to-do list. I worked so well with Dan Norton last season and I’m looking to get closer to his try count. With England, I’m looking to retain my starting place, push forward and help England to finish ranked in the top three leading up to the Commonwealth Games. not for featured LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Our aspirations will be to try to win the Commonwealth title, so hopefully good performances in the World Series will give us momentum for that.”With the Olympics holding new prospects for sevens rugby, players and coaching staff alike have participation at the back of their minds. For a player of Watson’s calibre, and an experienced coach such as Ryan, excitement at the prospect of joining Team GB is unsurprising. “It’s definitely in the back of my mind. The chance of playing in the Olympics is massive. It would be the pinnacle of any player’s career so I’m just going to work as hard as I can to try and be involved in it.“I know that Ben loves the Olympics, so I think he’ll be working towards a role within Team GB as well.” Watson has always been humble about his, and his Junior World-Cup winning brother Anthony’s, success and he would relish the opportunity to play with his sibling in either 15s or sevens. “I’d love to play 15s again. I’m actually aiming to play a few games this season. It’d be great to play with my brother. If there was a possibility of joining him at Bath, it’d be great to be playing with him but also with my mate Jonathan Joseph, who I spent a lot of time with in the London Irish Academy.”As a professional, driven athlete with realistic and attainable goals, there is no reason why this young player cannot achieve success in the World Series, Commonwealth Games and even the Olympics.
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Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people 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. Howard Lake | 23 September 2003 | News The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has appointed Tim Bowman to the post of Deputy Director General.Tim Bowman will be based at the charity’s headquarters in Vauxhall, London, and his appointment took effect from 22 September 2003.Tim will report directly to Major General Peter Davies CB, WSPA’s Director General, and will oversee the day-to-day management and strategic development of WSPA’s operations worldwide. He comes to the charity with a background at senior management level in the manufacturingindustry, during which time he has run European businesses. Bowman’s careerto date includes 28 years in a variety of management roles at the Cookson Group, a £2 billion UK plc manufacturing company for the electronics, precious metals and refractory industries. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Deputy Director General at WSPA 43 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 J.K. Rowling to discuss Lumos live on Facebook Tagged with: Celebrity Facebook fundraising events 283 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Pictures from the event Melanie May | 16 September 2016 | News J.K. Rowling will be discussing her children’s charity Lumos live on Facebook tomorrow evening (17th September).Also announced is the launch of a limited edition ‘Be the Light’ T-shirt, which went on sale this week and from which at least 60% of the retail price goes to Lumos programmes to help children.The t-shirts feature a quote from J.K. Rowling from her Very Good Lives speech given at a Harvard commencement ceremony in 2008: “We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already” and are available to buy at www.represent.com/lumos.The Facebook Live event will see Rowling in conversation with Lauren Laverne, discussing the work of Lumos, which Rowling founded a decade ago to return children from orphanages and institutions to families. The broadcast will be streamed live via the Lumos Facebook page and marks the start of the We Are Lumos Worldwide global campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the estimated eight million children in orphanages and large-scale residential care, the majority of whom are not orphans.As part of this awareness raising, Harry Potter stars and Lumos ambassadors Warwick Davis, Evanna Lynch and Bonnie Wright have visited programmes in Moldova and Haiti to find out more about this vital work. Films of their visits will be released in the coming weeks.The campaign will also include:A gala performance of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End on Sunday 18th September, where J.K. Rowling will introduce the play and talk about Lumos, and all proceeds will go towards Lumos programmes worldwide.A special advance screening, benefitting Lumos, of the new Warner Bros film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them following an on stage conversation between J.K. Rowling and the film’s star Eddie Redmayne on Saturday 12th November at Carnegie Hall in New York City.The Facebook Live global broadcast will take place on Saturday 17th September at 8.15pm. 284 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago FHFA Scorecard Prepares GSEs for ‘Ultimate’ Exits From Conservatorship Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Scorecard Prepares GSEs for ‘Ultimate’ Exits From Conservatorship Sign up for DS News Daily The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released the 2021 Scorecard for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions. According to the agency, “the 2021 Scorecard aligns the 2019 Strategic Plan with the GSEs’ tactical priorities and operations,” serving as an “essential tool” to hold them accountable. It also prepares the GSEs for an eventual exit from government conservatorship.”The 2021 Scorecard will ensure that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions properly serve borrowers and renters, protect taxpayers, and support the secondary mortgage market,” said Director Mark Calabria.The three objectives of the 2021 Scorecard are to ensure that the Enterprises continue to:Focus on their core mission responsibilities to foster competitive, liquid, efficient, and resilient (CLEAR) national housing finance markets that support sustainable homeownership and affordable rental housing— “The GSEs should conduct business and undertake initiatives that support statutory mandates and ensure competitive national housing finance markets that protect taxpayers, promote liquidity through the cycle, and support sustainable homeownership and affordable rental housing, according to the 2021 scorecard.Operate in a safe and sound manner appropriate for entities in conservatorship—”In order to provide mortgage liquidity through the cycle, the GSEs should focus on operating all aspects of the business in a safe and sound manner given limited capital cushions, with a prudent risk profile and heightened risk management appropriate for conservatorship.”Prepare for their ultimate exits from government conservatorship, including “developing and implementing strategies that ensure the efficient utilization of capital targeted to support the core guaranty business with adequate returns to attract the private capital necessary to enable an exit from the conservatorship.”According to a press release from FHA, resolution planning requirements are new to the Scorecard in 2021.The scorecard requires both Fannie and Freddie to begin developing a plan to resolve its business in the event the enterprises were to be placed in receivership, also known as a “living will,” which the agency has called a necessary step toward Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s fiscally responsible exit from government oversight.Notes the FHFA in a press release, “these plans must demonstrate how the enterprises would preserve their core businesses with neither disruption to housing and finance markets nor utilizing extraordinary support from the Treasury Department or taxpayers.”The full 2020 scorecard and 2019’s strategic plan are accessible at FHFA.gov. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: White House Foreclosure Ban Extension to ‘Deliver Immediate Relief’ Next: Upcoming Event Features Experts in Single-Family Rental Investing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2021-02-16 Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, News February 16, 2021 12,645 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb
By admin – April 15, 2015 Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleETB Chief confirmed that Colaiste Chineal Eoghan will close on a phased basisNext articleDerry draw Hoops in Cup Quarter Finals admin 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Police confirm suspicious object found in Strabane was viable A suspicious object at the centre of a security alert in Strabane, Co Tyrone, was a viable explosive device.It’s understood the item was discovered by a man walking with his two daughters in the Ballyheather Road yesterday evening.Police and the Army bomb squad attended the scene and the road was closed overnight.The security operation continued this morning but has now ended, after the device was declared to be “viable”.Police have said the device could have caused death or serious injury to anyone close by if it had exploded.And they have confirmed that the alarm was raised after a man walking in the area with his two daughters spotted the device and reported it.It is believed it may have lay there for some time.Anyone with more information about the device is asked to contact detectives in Strabane on the non-emergency number 101.Police are following all lines of enquiry.
Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – May 26, 2020 Facebook Previous articleWatch top ref Pat McEnaney on the DL DebateNext articleCrime down in Donegal, but gardai warn against complacency News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal TD Pearse Doherty doesn’t know if he would have joined the IRA during the Troubles had he been old enough.The Sinn Fein Finance Spokesperson says he hopes he would have had the courage to stand up for his community against the British Army if he was living in Derry during the 1970’s.Over the weekend, party leader Mary Lou McDonald told the Sunday Independent there would be “every chance” she could have joined the IRA had she been raised in the North.Deputy Doherty is unsure if he would have done so……..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/15doherty-ira.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Doherty “not sure” if he would have joined the IRA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Twitter
Bettmann/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Nearly three decades ago, then-President George H.W. Bush was touring the San Francisco Bay Area and was “deeply moved” by what he saw.A magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the evening of Oct. 17, 1989, had caused widespread damage. Some 12,000 homes and 2,600 businesses were damaged or destroyed in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions, leaving thousands of families displaced. Stretches of major highways and bridges collapsed, crushing cars and people below.The quake’s epicenter was located near Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz mountains, about 9 miles northeast of Santa Cruz and 60 miles southeast of San Francisco. The massive seismic event caused an estimated $6 billion in property damage, according to the United States Geological Survey, which made it one of the most expensive natural disasters in American history at the time.As many as 67 deaths and nearly 4,000 injuries were reported, though those figures were lower than anticipated because the quake struck during the 1989 World Series baseball championship between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, so the region’s normally congested roadways had unusually light rush-hour traffic.Bush arrived three days later to meet with local officials and view the hardest-hit areas, including Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz.“I’m deeply moved by this — deeply moved by it,” the president told reporters at the scene of a fallen two-level freeway in Oakland. “Sad in some ways and yet a genuine appreciation for the way this community is pulling together, this state.”Art Agnos, who was the mayor of San Francisco at the time, said he’ll never forget Bush’s visit, describing him as a “true statesman.”“He was a president who cared about the entire country, and he showed it in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 when he came here in a prompt fashion,” Agnos told ABC San Francisco station KGO-TV in an interview Friday night.A few days after his visit, Bush signed a $1.1 billion disaster relief package for the earthquake-ravaged state.“He spent a lot of time here,” Agnos said of the late president, “listening carefully to what we needed, and his administration was most responsive to us when we asked for the kind of help that would bring this city back.”Bush died at age 94 on Friday, his family announced in a statement.He is survived by his five children, including former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The completion of a final 3,000-hour test phase of ABB’s subsea power infrastructure signals the culmination of a $100m partnership with world oil majors ABB has unveiled a new subsea power technology system, signalling a new era for offshore oil and gas (Credit: ABB) A new approach to powering offshore oil and gas operations has been unveiled today, which could deliver significant cost and energy efficiency benefits to the industry.Developed through a partnership led by Swiss-Swedish technology manufacturer ABB, the subsea power technology will allow firms to deploy and control the electricity needed for their drilling operations via equipment based on the deep sea floor.Following the successful completion of a final 3,000-hour test phase, ABB has confirmed its technology – which can operate at depths of up to 3,000 metres and deliver up to 100MW of power over distances reaching 600km – is now commercially viable. Subsea power technology marks milestone for ABBThe vision for the project is for the electrical deployment and management of an underwater oil and gas operation to be entirely regulated by the subsea infrastructure, with engineers able to remotely control and monitor the self-contained system from land.ABB president of industrial automation Dr Peter Terwiesch said: “This milestone marks an outstanding achievement, and is the culmination of technology development achieved through tremendous dedication, expertise and perseverance.“It is the result of intensive collaboration by more than 200 scientists and engineers from ABB, Equinor, Total and Chevron in a multi-year joint effort.” How does ABB’s subsea power technology work?The announcement is the end point of a $100m “joint industry project” (JIP) launched in 2013, in which ABB and its partners were tasked with developing subsea electrical technology capable of delivering automated power infrastructure on the ocean floor.It is claimed the equipment can be left to run autonomously for up to 30 years with little to no maintenance required.It delivers power generated on the mainland through a single cable to the subsea infrastructure, which comprises a combination of electrical breakers, variable speed drives and control units – each specifically-designed to operate in the intense water pressures and low temperatures found in the deep ocean.How ABB’s subsea power technology works (Credit: ABB)ABB says the fact that power generated on land can be used means renewable energy can be deployed to power offshore drilling operations – lowering the overall carbon footprint of oil and gas extraction from beneath the sea floor.The autonomy of the system can also deliver cost benefits to companies, with a specific field development case suggesting savings of up to $500m for a single drilling project.Basing the electrical infrastructure on the sea floor also means overall power consumption can be reduced, due to the ability to locate compressors and pumps closer to the oil or gas reservoir.Dr Terwiesch added: “Moving the entire oil and gas production facility to the seabed is no longer a dream.“Remotely operated, increasingly autonomous subsea facilities powered by low carbon energy are more likely to become a reality as we transition towards a low energy future.
Merton, New, Magdalen, and St John’s top the tables for best average results in Finals examinations – all of which also sit in the top six for largest endowments (excluding All Souls, which does not feature in the Norrington Table).Harris Manchester is the institution with the lowest average Norrington Table score, and is also the poorest college.The poorest undergraduate college, Mansfield, does not perform much better, finishing 27th out of the thirty ranked.The impact of wealth upon colleges differing levels of educational and pastoral support has long been of interest. In 2002, Oxford SU released a report stating that disparities in college wealth meant that students “are far from guaranteed a common educational experience, with detriment not only to their academic performance but also to their general welfare and financial condition”. The report noted that poorer colleges had smaller libraries – 160,000 volumes at Christ Church compared with 40,000 at Wadham – and fewer computers.They also paid fellows less, making it harder to attract the best to their colleges.Poorer colleges had a higher ratio of students to tutors, ranging from 12.1:1 at Magdalen to 21.5:1 at Pembroke.President of Oxford SU, Kate Cole, told Cherwell: “Sadly, the disparities revealed by our report in 2002 are still very real, and I suspect that the link to academic performance is still significant.“This imbalance creates a considerable gulf in the “Oxford” student experience, and whilst we recognise that plenty of students end up having a good time no matter which college or PPH they go to, the financial, academic, and welfare impacts can be substantial.“It’s also not something that is commonly discussed when choosing colleges, so the SU have been trying to improve information through initiatives like the alternative prospectus, and the issue remains very much a campaigning priority for us.”According to the 2002 report, the University’s efforts to counter the injustices by requiring the richer colleges to subsidise the poorer had a negligible impact.Income redistribution, first introduced in the 19th century, succeeded only in ensuring that the less well endowed colleges did not “cease to operate as institutions”.The University’s current guidance to prospective students insists that all colleges “have high academic standards”, and that “on the whole, colleges have more similarities than differences”.However, it does suggest that applicants should consider the facilities and grants on offer at the different colleges.A spokesperson for the University told Cherwell: “The University works in partnership with colleges to ensure a consistently high quality of academic experience for students.“The University offers means tested financial support to eligible student offer holders that is college-blind. The University has also set out recommended patterns of teaching for undergraduate courses to guide college tutors, and it provides central counselling and disability advice services to complement the pastoral support provided by individual colleges.”The financial woes of poorer colleges can push some officials to desperate measures. In 2002, Pembroke College reportedly offered to create an extra place for a student on its law course in return for a £300,000 donation.In a covertly taped interview recorded by a reporter for The Sunday Times, the Reverend John Platt, a senior fellow at Pembroke, admitted that the college had struck similar deals in the past because it was “poor as shit”.According to The Oxford Magazine – an independent publication edited by academics of the University – the willingness of members of Pembroke College to create a place for a student in return for a donation was the “understandable act of the officers of an impoverished college”. Financial disparities between Oxford colleges continue to grow, with the two richest undergraduate colleges – Christ Church and St John’s – increasing their net worth by more than £100 million over the last year.This brings St John’s total assets to £592,346,000 – over twenty times that of the poorest undergraduate college, Mansfield.Cherwell analysis also suggests there is a significant link between the wealth of an applicant’s choice of college and their likelihood of academic success, raising further questions on the suitability of the collegiate system in delivering fair and equal teaching resources to students.All colleges saw their net assets grow in the last financial year, some by tens of millions. The total value of college endowments grew by 10.8% to £4.57bn, in large part due to profitable investments from Oxford University Endowment Management, who manage the colleges’ portfolios.However, while all colleges saw a growth in net assets, the highest rates of growth were weighted towards those at the upper end of the wealth scales. The two colleges with the lowest levels of annual growth – Worcester and Green Templeton – are both in the bottom half of colleges for net assets, ranking 25th and 33rd respectively.Meanwhile, the three richest colleges – St John’s, Christ Church, and All Souls – grew by over £140 million in the space of the year, or approximately 10% each.The two colleges with the highest growth rate between 2016 and 2017 were Keble, which grew almost 36% to £126 million, and New College, up 27% to £287 million.As well as the highest levels of growth being reserved to the richest colleges, there also appears to be clear links between the wealth of a student’s college and how well they perform academically.Cherwell analysis of Norrington Table data between 2006-2017 shows that seventeen of the top twenty best academically performing colleges are also among the top twenty richest colleges.