Outcry as Florian Fritz returns to play after severe knock to head

first_imgSunday May 11, 2014 Outcry as Florian Fritz returns to play after severe knock to head Toulouse missed out on a Top 14 Semi Final place for the first time in years as they lost to Racing Metro on Friday. An ugly incident in the first half caused a bigger outcry though, as Florian Fritz was knocked out and bloodied, but later returned to the pitch. Racing Metro won the play-off game 21-16 thanks to seven Jonny Sexton penalties, but fans and the rugby media couldn’t help but be shocked and outraged by what occurred earlier in the match.Fritz had an unfortunate clash with the knee of Francois van der Merwe, which split him open almost instantly, and appeared to knock him out for a while. He got to his feet eventually but as you can see there was blood everywhere, he was disoriented and struggled to walk.His night appeared to be over, but just fourteen minutes later Toulouse coach Guy Noves could be seen seemingly urging him and the medical staff to get him back out on to the pitch. It could be viewed as courageous by the player, but as one of the commentators said, it’s was ‘bonkers.’The IRB concussion protocols are in place to prevent precisely this type of occurrence.“It is shocking players are still being allowed to return to the field after such obvious signs of concussion,” said former IRB medical adviser Barry O’Driscoll. “If rugby doesn’t wake up to this and start demonstrating a zero tolerance approach to head injuries, it will be storing up some very serious legal problems for itself.”Fritz came back on around the 33rd minute, with 7 stiches and 5 staples, and didn’t take contact, receive the ball or need to make a tackle, thankfully. He did leave the field at half time though, as common sense seemed to prevail and his condition clearly didn’t improve.“I had a small KO. I don’t remember everything,” he reportedly told French TV station, Canal Plus.Both Noves and the medical staff involved will come under investigation and of course, severe scrutiny. Another knock to the head could have had dire consequences. As it is, players with repeated concussions run the risk of ending their careers early, as well as long term complications.There have been reports that referee Jerome Garces did not order a concussion test to be done, so it never happened. Those tests are there to check when it isn’t entirely obvious. In this case it seemed clear that by Fritz’s behaviour he shouldn’t have come close to returning.Below you can see an English commentary video with the incident and his return to the fieldADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

OfficeTeam donate over £6K to Breast Cancer Care

first_img 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. OfficeTeam donate over £6K to Breast Cancer Care  24 total views,  2 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 MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 December 2002 | News OfficeTeam, the provider of specialised administrative personnel, has donated £6,064.79 to Breast Cancer Care, its corporate charity of the year.OfficeTeam has run a number of national and local initiatives to raise money for the charity. The key nationwide campaign, called “Hired to Help”, has meant that both clients and candidates play a role in raising money for Breast Cancer Care. As part of this initiative OfficeTeam donated £1 to Breast Cancer Care for each candidate placed. In addition to the nationwide campaign, OfficeTeam sponsored a table at the Breast Cancer Care fashion show on 9 October 2002, and invited clients who were encouraged to make donations at the exclusive event. Local offices have also played an active role in raising money by placing donation boxes, raffles and pink ribbon pins in every reception. Some local offices have undertaken more unusual fundraising initiatives including a football tournament in Bristol, a sponsored walk in Southampton, and all OfficeTeam employees in the Guildford office raised money by wearing pink towels for a day. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Research / statisticslast_img read more

Donegal Women’s Centre responds to offensive car stickers

first_img Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – June 17, 2018 Previous articleJoule Donegal International Rally – DAY 3 PREVIEWNext articleJoule Donegal International Rally: Kelly and Barrett lead after SS15 Fanad but Moffetts battling for second News Highland The Donegal Women’s Centre says some women have been left ‘concerned and upset’ over vile and sickening stickers which have been spotted on some cars in and around Letterkenny.The stickers have been spotted on a number of cars that have arrived in Donegal to coincide with the Donegal International Rally.A spokesperson for the Donegal Women’s Centre said: ‘These stickers totally demean & degrade women & should not be tolerated. We are encouraging you to take car reg & report to the Gardaí. If you are aware of a family member displaying any obscene images, please tell them to remove them. They are not funny or cool or only a bit of fun……they are causing genuine upset & hurt.’The centre has also advised anyone affected by these images or by sexual violence to contact the following:Donegal Rape Crisis on1800 44884424 hr helpline 1800 778888Letterkenny Garda Station 074 9167100SATU 24 hr on call no 0870681964 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Donegal Women’s Centre responds to offensive car stickers Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Farm City week draws to a close

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Christmas Cookies abound at Habitat’s annual fundraiser The upcoming holidays are often dubbed the “bake and shake” days. And certainly there will be a lot of both… read more Book Nook to reopen “Soybean prices were up a little and they require less fertilizer than other row crops and fertilizer prices are up,” Knotts said. “So, that accounted for the increased acres.”There are a few farmers that plant specialty crops such as peas, watermelons and sweet corn but nothing on a large scale.“Those specialty crops do give the farmers an opportunity to take advantage of farmers’ markets,” Knotts said. “But fruits and vegetables are labor intensive crops and not many farmers want to invest that much time in small crops.”Timber is the biggest agricultural industry in Pike County and the trend is in pines … and poultry.“Farmers do what they have to do to stay in business and we need farmers, there’s no doubt about that,” Knotts said. Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Farm City week draws to a close Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Corn was down from 4,792 acres in 2007 to 3,154 acres in 2008.“That was because of the drought conditions in 2007 and it was dry again this year,” Knotts said. “But farmers have started to plant a variety of corn that is more worm resistant so they can plant later, in June and July. Before, if you planted late corn, the worms would more than likely get it. Now, with this new variety, farmers can take advantage of the late summer showers.”The concern with late planting is that crop insurance is not available after the final planting date so, in that sense, farmers take a chance.This year soybean acreage was up from 922 acres in 2007 to 1,329. Thanksgiving Day will bring Farm City Week 2008 to a close but not without having brought attention to the viable connection between the rural and urban communities all across the country.In Pike County, Farm City Week was celebrated throughout the month of November with a variety of activities including the proclamation signing designating Farm City Week in Pike County, the Farm City Awards Banquet, Farm City Swap, the mini-farm at Banks Primary School, the Red Hat Ladies tour of Bill Sanders’ farm and a special newspaper section highlighting Farm City Week.Jenniffer Barner, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president, said the Chamber and its Farm City committee sponsor Farm City Week each year in an effort to strengthen and promote the partnership and kinship between the two communities. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Published 7:19 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Pike County continues to be an agricultural community even though the face of agriculture continues to change, said Jeff Knotts, Pike County FSA executive director. “Farmers diversify in order to ‘at least’ break even,” Knotts said. “For a long time, cotton was the money crop, then the boll weevil came along and wiped out the cotton and peanuts took over as the main cash crop. Then cotton made a comeback. That’s the way it is with farming.”In 2007, Pike County farmers planted 4,000 acres of cotton. In 2008, they planted 3,123 acres.“The price was down a bit and so less cotton was planted,” Knotts said. “The opposite was true with peanuts. In 2007, Pike County farmers planted 3,800 in peanuts. This year, they received a better contract from the buyers so peanuts were up to 5,950 acres. It all depends on supply and demand.” Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules

first_imgCharles County Sheriff’s OfficeBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(HUGHESVILLE, Md.) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to one year in jail after he hosted two parties against the governor’s COVID-19 large gathering orders, prosecutors said.Following a bench trial, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was convicted of two counts of failure to comply with an emergency order, according to a Friday statement from the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office.On March 22, officers responded to Myers’ home in Hughesville for a report of a large party violating Gov. Larry Hogan’s state of emergency and large gathering orders, prosecutors said.Officers found about 50 people at Myers’ home and they told Myers that his party violated the current rules, prosecutors said.Myers allegedly argued with the officers, but he “eventually agreed to disband his party,” prosecutors said.Days later, on March 27, officers again responded to Myers’ home for another report of a party with more than 50 people.“Officers told Myers to disband the party, but again he was argumentative claiming he and his guests had the right to congregate,” according to prosecutors.Myers also allegedly told “his guests to stay in defiance of Governor Hogan’s Orders and the officers’ lawful orders to disband the party,” prosecutors said.“Officers tried to reason with Myers and obtain his cooperation to no avail,” prosecutors said.Myers was then arrested.After Myers is released from jail, he will be on unsupervised probation for three years, prosecutors said.Over 122,000 people in Maryland have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including at least 3,772 people who have died, according to state data.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

US women’s soccer team celebrate at New York City ticker-tape parade

first_img Beau Lund July 10, 2019 /Sports News – National US women’s soccer team celebrate at New York City ticker-tape parade FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAl Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Charles Lindbergh was awarded one after his solo transatlantic flight, and then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was honored with one for his leadership of the Allied Forces.Astronauts, world leaders, a pope and war veterans all have been honored with ticker-tape parades in New York City’s famed Canyon of Heroes.Now, the Women’s National Team is the center of the celebration on Wednesday, commemorating its World Cup win in France on Sunday.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on the float with some of the team members during the parade, while hundreds, if not thousands, of spectators looked on.Ashlyn Harris, one of the team’s goalkeepers, spoke to WABC while on the float, thanking the fans and saying, “We would have never done this without you.”“So much love to our country, we love you!” Harris said.“We love you, thank you for showing up,” Harris said, adding, “This is unbelievable.”Some of the players were seen holding a handmade poster reading, “Parades are cool, equal pay is cooler.” It served as a reminder of the legal battle the team will be facing in court over fair pay and treatment.Democratic Rep. Joe Manchin introduced a bill Tuesday that would stop any federal funds from being used in the 2026 World Cup — which will be held jointly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico — unless female and male players in the U.S. receive equal pay.“I received a letter from Coach Izzo-Brown highlighting her worries that women on the WVU Women’s Soccer Team could one day make the U.S. women’s team and not get paid the same as the men’s team. That’s just plain wrong,” Manchin said in a statement released Tuesday.“The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable and I’m glad the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team latest victory is causing public outcry. They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly,” he said.One of the fans in the crowd, who identified herself as Riley, told ABC station WABC that “it’s just really good to see them and how they keep on fighting and keep on winning.”“On or off the field, they fight for what they believe in,” she said.The women received some support on social media from another politician, with former President Barack Obama posting a picture of himself with a team jersey on Twitter Wednesday morning.“Proud to rep America’s best team! Congrats @USWNT and thanks for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls—and everybody—all across the country,” Obama wrote. Written by Proud to rep America’s best team! Congrats @USWNT and thanks for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls—and everybody—all across the country. pic.twitter.com/9Gp6UTZhEE— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 10, 2019The team’s been piling up historic titles, but this parade will also mark another first: In addition to being the second women’s team to win back-to-back World Cups, it’s the first women’s athletic team to be honored with back-to-back ticker-tape parades in the Canyon of Heroes.After their 2015 World Cup triumph, the team became the first women’s team to be celebrated with a ticker-tape parade — also the last time a ticker-tape parade was held in New York.The parade started at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and will be followed by a ceremony at City Hall an hour later.The Canyon of Heroes is a man-made section of Broadway in lower Manhattan that spans a little over half a mile, from Bowling Green Park to City Hall Park. The city has hosted 206 parades in the past, starting with the first — celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty — in 1886.The women will now join the ranks of sports teams that have been honored multiple times, including the New York Yankees, who have had nine such parades, and the New York Mets, who have had three. Five Olympic teams have had parades in the Canyon of Heroes. The Women’s National Team will now be tied with the New York Giants with two parades a piece.“New York is incredibly proud to join the rest of the country in celebrating this exhilarating World Cup Victory,” New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray said in a release from the mayor’s office. “We applaud the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s athletic prowess, their advocacy in fighting for equal pay, and their use of their international platform to speak out against injustice.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HMAS Melville Conducts Anti-Aircraft Drills

first_img Share this article HS BLUE Crew embarked in HMAS Melville recently to complete maritime skills evaluation, unit readiness evaluation and mission readiness evaluation before proceeding on survey operations near Bathurst Island, Northern Territory.During a break in surveying, HS BLUE made a detour to the military practice areas west of Darwin for some gunnery continuation training.Using parachute flares as targets, Melville conducted anti-aircraft drills with her 12.7mm machine guns. The serial commenced at sunset so that the targets would be more visible.All 12.7mm qualified sailors rotated through the firing serial, most with memories of a fantastic evening for a weapons practice.“Whilst it was fantastic to be back on survey operations, the chance to conduct a firing serial provided the gunnery department a chance to show their skills. It was really a visually dynamic shoot,” said Lieutenant Jessica Burgess.During the Bathurst Island survey, HS BLUE was collecting data to update charts under Hydrographic Instruction 548 – Cape Fourcroy. Commanding Officer HS BLUE, Lieutenant Commander Chris Waterson says this is important work.“During the survey we conducted soundings and gathered data, which will be used to modernise charts. This is will assist mariners in the safe passage and navigations of the region and is particularly important given the increased volume and size of shipping now using the area coming in and out of Darwin,” said LCDR Waterson.[mappress]Press Release, November 28, 2013; Image: Australian Navy Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melville Conducts Anti-Aircraft Drills center_img November 28, 2013 HMAS Melville Conducts Anti-Aircraft Drillslast_img read more

US Navy’s most expensive ship ever delayed again

first_img Share this article US Navy’s most expensive ship ever delayed again July 13, 2016 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: HII View post tag: USS Gerald R. Ford Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s most expensive ship ever delayed again Authorities Delivery of the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford has once again been delayed as the ship will not be delivered to the navy before November 2016.Back in April 2016, it was said the ship would be ready for delivery by September 2016.The U.S. Navy did not specify why exactly the ship will be late but just said that Huntington Ingalls, the company in charge of constructing the carrier, was working on first-of-class issues together with the navy.U.S. Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the entire situation was unacceptable and entirely preventable.“The Navy’s announcement of another two-month delay in the delivery of CVN-78 further demonstrates that key systems still have not demonstrated expected performance. The advanced arresting gear (AAG) cannot recover airplanes. Advanced weapons elevators cannot lift munitions. The dual-band radar cannot integrate two radar bands,” McCain said.He added that even if everything went according to plan, the CVN-78 would be delivered with multiple systems unproven.What caused most problems in the shipbuilding program was the advanced arresting gear system which is, according to McCain $600 million over budget. Ford faced additional delays caused by shock trial tests which could have potentially pushed delivery back by two years.The ship’s cost also rose by 23 percent to $12.9 billion, as opposed to a $10.5 billion estimate from 2007. This price tag makes the USS Gerald R. Ford and the other two ships in the class the most expensive ships the U.S. Navy has ever built.last_img read more

Assassination fever grips Pembroke

first_img130 Pembroke students are currently involved in Oxford University’s biggest game of Assassins.The game, which has taken nearly two months to set up and will be played out until 7th week, involves all participants being given another student as a secret target that they have to ‘assassinate’ with the help of a sock ball.Once students have dispatched their allocated target they must then try toassassinate their original victim’s target until there is only one assassin standing.The so-called ‘Guildmaster’ of the Assassins has also offered a cash prize of £50 and an honoured place in the Assassins guild for the last man standing. There will be another three rounds held between 3rd and 5th week, also with cash prizes, allowing students who are not particularly skilled at the game to have another try and those with exams to get involved later.The latest rounds of Assassins follows on from a game held in Trinity last year, organised by the then rusticated Dan Pennington, who was able to give Cherwell an insight into the scenes we might be seeing later this term. Last year’s efforts produced examples of amazing Oxford ingenuity, with one student jumping off a punt onto the banks of the Cherwell in order to assassinate his unassuming victim, who was out jogging.However, the game also appears to strain friendships, and any would-be winner must start to develop a healthy level of paranoia if they are to survive, as supposed best friends sell-out secret knocks and trust in an effort to win. Tensions are running high. Third-year and veteran of Pembroke’s two previous games of Assassins, Caspar Donnison, said, “The game has got off to a fantastic start.” He also noted that, perhaps counter-intuitively, the game is proving “a good choice for my revision” as the library, along with other non-residential parts of college ware ‘safe zones’.He also spoke of narrowly avoiding a recent assassination attempt and his own use of a Fresher called “the information guy” to get closer to his target.If staying alive and knowing who to trust wasn’t confusing enough, the air of mystery surrounding the game has increased as the Guildmaster has apparently been captured, requiring new assassins to fight to regain theirleader, a narrative that an insider has told Cherwell will be developed “over the course of the term and over several JCR meetings before the explosive finale at the end of 7th week.last_img read more

UPDATE: 2-year-old ‘Eddie’ dies in Union City fire, father seriously injured

first_img ×  1 / 2  AFTERMATH – a fire in Union City took the life of Eddie, a toddler  2 / 2  Little Eddie perished in a fire in Union City. A Gofundme account has already raised nearly $20,000 for the family, who has two other small children. ❮ ❯ UNION CITY — A boy who was nearly 2 years old died and his father was seriously injured in a fire at 1 a.m. in Union City.The fire started at 14th Street and Summit Avenue, but due to cold winds and harsh temperatures, it was hard to contain. The blaze blew embers to the historic church nearby, Sts. Joseph and Michael Church at Central Avenue and 14th Street. The church steeple collapsed and power lines were down.Reports said the father came out of his house with his back burning, and kept trying to get in to rescue his son. He is now in critical condition at the hospital. Reports said that his family has been told not to tell him that his son perished.The little boy’s aunt also set up a Gofundme for the family. She wrote, “Hello everyone my name is Veronica Rodriguez. I am looking for help and support in providing for little Eddies funeral. Today a fire began on 14th street and summit ave in union city NJ. That fire happen to take my great nephews life. This month he would have been turning 2. He was such an intelligent little boy who loved his sisters. I’m hoping you all can help in providing for his funeral anything counts. Thank you all in advance. God bless and remember tell your loved ones everyday how much they mean to you life is too short. The money will also be going to help them get new belongings since everything was lost in the fire. Aaliyah has 2 daughters ages 5 months and 3 so again please and thank you.”You can go to the site by clicking here.Fires spread easily in Union City’s old, connected homes, prompting legislation many years ago. 1 / 2  AFTERMATH – a fire in Union City took the life of Eddie, a toddler  2 / 2  Little Eddie perished in a fire in Union City. A Gofundme account has already raised nearly $20,000 for the family, who has two other small children. ❮ ❯last_img read more