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first_imgWarren Gatland singled out Richard Hibbard for a bit of criticism afterwards. A return of four lost lineouts did prove costly and England could play for territory knowing they could put pressure on Wales’ hooker – as Mike Brown did here deep into the game:Again, Attwood was hurled up to intercept:The Bath lock actually dotted down from the ensuing attack, and even though the ‘try’ was disallowed, Wales could not get out of their half from this point.Winning the restart warSo much of the hosts’ early verve was gleaned from the opening kick-off, expertly weighted by Dan Biggar and retrieved by Taulupe Faletau:After that though, England took hold of the aerial exchanges. Ford allowed May and Watson enough time to harry Welsh catchers, while England generally collected and cleared calmly.Two opposing ‘exit plays’ demonstrate this point. First, Webb gets very little ground after Wales pull in the first kick of the second half:Again, Gatland highlighted this mistake as something that invited undue pressure.Compare that  to how Watson gathers here, offloading out of North’s challenge to Ford, who finds Youngs in turn. The scrum half then clears:This was not confined merely to restarts, either. Watch how George Kruis gets up to claim this 22 drop-out. England launch a marching maul to underline their organisation:A remarkable turnaround came full circle in the dying seconds, as Joseph and Twelvetrees combine to snatch this short Biggar restart:Superior power and choking tacticsWe save the most poignant point for last. When ‘Warrenball’ fails to breach the gain-line, there are serious problems. In the second period, England’s pack were so strong that Wales did not get close to exerting momentum. These two phases, again as the hosts are in good field position, offer a good illustration. First, the Vunipola brothers make nuisances of themselves:Wrapping up North, they sap any dynamism from the attack:Though North fights to ground, Wales are already losing metres. Then another Saracen, the outstanding Kruis, nicks the ball too:With Wales at a stand-still, Jake Ball faces an onslaught from Tom Youngs. England’s replacement hooker goes low, allowing Kruis to latch on and form the maul:Mirroring the tactics made infamous by Munster and Ireland in recent years, England continued in this vein. This time, Billy Vunipola, Attwood and Haskell join forces:This moment came when Wales, ironically down to 14 men, were playing their best rugby of the second period. But these England forwards, first showing excellent line-speed, work so well together. Initially hit by Attwood and Vunipola, Jonathan Davies has no chance once Haskell arrives:England should really have scored from the resultant turnover.In attack, Lancaster’s men married the same grit to a bit of guile, which defined the difference between the teams. Transferring the point of contact with short passes close to the defensive line, England both outsmarted and overpowered their rivals.Watch how Haskell makes headway from similarly static ball:Expecting a tip on, Lydiate rushes up and Faletau can only make a weak arm-tackle. Tom Youngs and Robshaw then storm through in support, clearing jackal-threat Warburton:Fittingly, the visitors were back on defence for the final play, and clinched the match in a very satisfying manner, Twelvetrees, Nick Easter and that man Attwood clasping on: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight “If you look at the first ten minutes as we went 10-0 down, a lesser side would probably have crumbled. The crowd got pretty crazy at that point, but we stuck to our guns” – Chris RobshawScar tissue can be pretty rigid. England have not hidden from the humiliation they experienced at the Millennium Stadium in 2013 when their Grand Slam shot vaporised dramatically in a 30-3 thrashing, preferring to portray it as a painful learning experience.When Wales scrum half Rhys Webb scampered over on Friday evening, some of those dark memories probably came creeping back. However, Stuart Lancaster’s charges stood fast, stuck to script and set themselves up for a monumental year. Here’s how they did it.Ben Youngs’ tempoGiven the chatter about fitness levels in the build-up, this will have stung Wales. Frankly, they could not live with the energy of England’s phase-play and the pace dictated by conductor-in-chief Ben Youngs.The Leicester Tigers scrum-half ran them ragged at times. One attack on the half-hour, which ended in three points for George Ford, illustrates this perfectly. We join the movement as England have moved the ball left and come back into midfield, Billy Vunipola makes some headway amid heavy traffic:With Gethin Jenkins, Taulupe Faletau, Sam Warburton and Jake Ball required to fell the big No 8, Wales are stretched. Youngs looks up to see a sparse defensive set-up. Samson Lee must come across to fill the guard position on the openside, but Alun Wyn Jones has to stay aware – especially as Youngs feigns to attack the fringes:The upshot is that the entire Welsh jams in towards the ruck, which allows England to punch ahead through Robshaw and Ford:Though Jones, Rhys Webb and Dan Lydiate scramble well, more quick ball creates disarray. Look how Dan Biggar calls defenders over to nullify an overlap:Youngs crabs across again to attract the fringe tacklers and, as Jonny May looks to take a gap off his shoulder, Jamie Roberts steps in too early to hit the wing without the ball:Referee Jerome Garces spots the infringement immediately and England take three points to make it 13-8.After the break, Youngs continues to probe and drive England’s dynamism. This time he carries himself:The key here is a quick scan to gauge personnel. Youngs has always backed his pace and evasion against tight forwards, and he has a perfect mismatch to exploit:Lee does make the tackle, but a half-break gets England onto the front foot. A full 20 patient phases later, Jonathan Joseph scorched in to score.Taking opportunitiesOver the past 12 months, England have aspired towards a clinical edge like that of New Zealand. The All Blacks always seem to execute when it matters, turning half-chances into tries.On Friday, England evolved in that regard. Anthony Watson‘s predatory effort set them on the way:This was all about cohesion off the cuff, beginning with an excellent cut-out pass from Luther Burrell. In fact, there is a very Northampton Saints look about the entire situation.Dylan Hartley busts a gut to hit a decoy line, holding George North just long enough to convince Leigh Halfpenny he must join the line:At this point, Brown’s timing on a perfectly-weighted grubber is exquisite, poked through as Halfpenny commits:Like Watson’s effort, Joseph’s try involved many moving parts, this time in approach-play, which encompassed 20 phases. However, a spark of individualism sealed it:First Biggar – an extremely competent one-on-one defender– is beaten, rendered flat-footed by a  trademark stutter-step and outside break:Then Joseph wriggles away from covering duo Webb and North to go over:Timely interventions at set-pieceAll week, while fans and journalists debated who would make an Anglo-Welsh composite XV, Graham Rowntree impressed the pivotal importance of set-piece.He was vindicated, and although England did not have it all their own way, their scrum and lineout held firm at critical points. With Wales 10-0 ahead on 11 minutes, Dan Cole caused Gethin Jenkins to hinge:Ford went to touch and England built an attack ending in Watson’s try. Halfpenny kicked another penalty though, and not long afterwards Wales had dangerous field position with the score at 13-5. Enter Dave Attwood: Completing a superb second-half comeback across the Severn Bridge, England exorcised some demons in Cardiff on Friday night. Here are five areas in which they took they game away from Wales. – / 1Credits: Rugby WorldmoreShowing image 1 of 1 In recent months England suffered a couple of losses to New Zealand by a single score, when perhaps it has not felt they were that close to the world champions. On Friday, the reverse was true. Wales did not deserve to be within six.“A brilliant start,” as Robshaw deduced afterwards. “But it’s only a start.”last_img read more

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/308411/maracana-house-terra-e-tuma-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Maracanã House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/308411/maracana-house-terra-e-tuma-arquitetos-associados Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTerra e Tuma Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloAlto de PinheirosOn InstagramLisbonTop100BrazilPublished on December 18, 2012Cite: “Maracanã House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados” [Casa Maracanã / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados] 18 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Copy•São Paulo, Brazil Houses Architects: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Brazil Manufacturers: GlasserConstruction:Rafael AlvesElectrical & Hydraulic Engineerings:Minuano EngenhariaStructure:AVSLandscpae:Acatu – Atelie de Cultura Ambiental e Tratamento UrbanoPanel:Alexandre ManciniArquitetos Responsáveis:Danilo Terra, Pedro Tuma, Juliana AssaliCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro KokRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. São Paulo. Living in this town, that nowadays is able to bring us in front of the most extraordinary urban contrasts, might sound encouraging. In search of a place where one might experience this feeling, the idea of the family residence takes, in this location, the feature of a self-contained and very real experience. Thus, it appears Maracanã house, as if it had decided to stand still in the western meanders of the metropolis.Save this picture!Site Plan+ 30The plans that define its geometry – opaque in its dull gray materiality, transparent in its glass surfaces or vibrant in the access wall – mark the presence of a new event in the bucolic neighbourhood where people are wondering about the curious presence of this new building. Its jarring geometry compared to other traditional houses in the neighbourhood becomes a surprising element, from the moment that it hides any territorial definition, that just like a public event, appropriates itself from the street that allows it to be perceived. By fully occupying the property that was available, the house shares its boundaries with the exterior space, in a sense of a continuous space that includes both the exterior and the interior.Save this picture!© Pedro KokThe house reveals a new possibility for the limitations of a narrow lot, whose complexity is overcome by the horizontal and vertical paths that takes the visitor to a new experience of the space, which helps to understand the singularities of the type and geography of the neighbourhood.Save this picture!Corte AWhen you are in the house located in Maracana street, you feel as if you were in the neighbourhood of Lapa. It means living with its genuineness, printed in the anticipation of where its spaces can lead us and in the opportunities that it offers us in contemplating the red roofs of the nearby houses, and the masonry facades of the church that dominates the neighbourhood, while the sun sinks slowly in the São Paulo horizon to which it opens the rear facade.Save this picture!© Pedro KokTo enter the house does not mean to get away from the town or to be closed in a disconnected universe. Its access has to be discovered behind the mural with ceramics painted in black, white and red. To enter the house means, simply, to transpose a succession of moments, sometimes broad, sometimes narrow, sometimes bright, sometimes shaded, which leads us always to another place.Save this picture!© Pedro KokThe house can be accessed through the void. Surprisingly empty, a belvedere opens to the residence, and a guide for the functional areas: social and services downstairs, and more intimate, upstairs. The light passes through the massive glass openings that oppose the strength of the concrete materiality that builds the house, just as it invades the city streets, in all directions. How can you one arrive at the house? What shall one pass by? What is the way to get at the house? Through the space, through the void. Circling or standing, this is how we find all of its extensions. One might find itself  immersed in the lower level defined by the concrete plans, by the gardens and by the courtyards that build its spaces, or one can walkthrough the house vertically, up to the sliding hatch that enables us to observe the city from the top of the house.Save this picture!© Pedro KokProject gallerySee allShow lessGuerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown CompetitionArticlesHelsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Tanni Lam, Johnny Chiu, Adrian LoArticles Share Maracanã House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveMaracanã House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados “COPY” Save this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 30 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Projects Houses Indonesia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” AL – HOUSE / KamitataSave this projectSaveAL – HOUSE / KamitataSave this picture!Courtesy of Kamitata+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share Lilian Setiawan, M. Diaz Adiyudha CopyHouses•Bandung, Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941380/al-house-kamitata Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941380/al-house-kamitata Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Kamitata Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, GRAPHISOFT, Dulux, Toto, Cisangkan, Niro granite, SES, YKK aluminium City:BandungCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of KamitataRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. AL – HOUSE is a private residence located in Bandung, Indonesia, in which the design approach is to build a simple, modern, and unique looking house with a triangular shape facade and asymmetrical roof. This design also seeks to answer the clients’ wishes regarding security and privacy, which became the main requirements.Save this picture!Courtesy of KamitataSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of KamitataIt interpreted into a seemingly enclosed facade design yet not entirely massive, seen with several openings from the front. Most of their spaces opening are on the side of the building. In response to the situation which is directly adjacent to the residential area, AL – HOUSE is designed with an inward orientation, so that interruption from the street or neighbor will not decrease the residents’ enjoyment of their homeSave this picture!Courtesy of KamitataThe house was constructed on an elongated plot of land with a 225 sqm area (9 meters length x 25 meters width), making this residence compactly designed so that it can meet all the needs. It has a linear room organization and we tried to bring an inner court concept as a central mass of the building, therefore, we call it compact. The courtyard accommodates the living entities such as natural light, fresh air, and the occurrence of cross-circulation which enhances positive energy for the occupants to become better and healthier.Save this picture!Courtesy of KamitataThe main bedrooms are placed at the back of the site emphasizing user privacy in this two-floor house. Considering the elderly, the first floor consists of a parent’s main bedroom (client’s parent) and common room, whereas another main bedroom, two children’s bedroom, and supporting room are on the second floor. Each room adjoins the void and/or inner court, so every room gets lighting and natural ambiance.Save this picture!Courtesy of KamitataProject gallerySee allShow lessOrganic House / Javier SenosiainSelected ProjectsArtha House / Living Edge Architects and Designers (LEAD)Selected Projects Share AL – HOUSE / Kamitata 2018 Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeKamitataOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBandungOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on June 14, 2020Cite: “AL – HOUSE / Kamitata” 14 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img The Netherlands CopyAbout this officeStudio NautaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesOudegaThe NetherlandsPublished on February 02, 2021Cite: “House at the Lake / Studio Nauta” 02 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs “COPY” CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Oudega, The Netherlands Year:  “COPY” Architects: Studio Nauta Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Frank van der Salm+ 13Curated by María Francisca González Share ArchDaily Project gallerySee allShow lessLos Chocolates Community Development Center / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha …Selected ProjectsLast Week to Vote for the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards FinalistsArchitecture News Share Landscape Architecturecenter_img Photographs:  Frank van der Salm Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: RHEINZINK, Modular Lighting Instruments, KLH, Robert McNeel & Associates Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956141/house-at-the-lake-studio-nauta Clipboard Products used in this ProjectMetal PanelsRHEINZINKAngled Standing Seam ProgramCollaborator:Looy DrieserCollaborating Architect:Studio EmblaCity:OudegaCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Frank van der SalmText description provided by the architects. The House on the Lake, while very aware of the rapid and multifaceted changes in contemporary life, argues for an architecture where fire is once again at the very center of our most intimate living environment. The Lake House is then at its most fundamental, a place that connects people spatially and socially through the craft of preparing and cooking food in the ritual of communal eating. Save this picture!© Frank van der SalmSave this picture!© Frank van der SalmSituated in the flat Frisian landscape the house at first appears as a pair of interconnected cabins. While substantial in program, the house sits modestly in the landscape. The low and fragmented volumes that compose the house allows nature to envelope the site and as time passes, slowly stitches it into its surrounding environment. As a whole, the House offers multiple generations of family, friends and guests spaces of rest and relaxation, while at the same time suggests a place of refuge and individual contemplation. Save this picture!© Frank van der SalmSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Frank van der SalmWith the house divided into two parts and each individual volume turned away from each other, rich relationships arise between the interior rooms and the land beyond. Visual connections with the lake, a village, a far off windmill and a church tower create focal points to navigate the surrounding farmscape. Numerous spaces inside and out are created offering places of shade and shelter from the wind and rain.Save this picture!© Frank van der SalmThe two volumes permit several groups of visitors to stay ‘apart, but together’ with the cooking facilities forming a link between each space. A long and low block dominates the space with a fire at each end. Framing a wide panoramic view over the lake, this fiery kitchen block literally connects the two volumes and forms the heart and hearth of the house. Again, the hearth is not just the practical and functional centre of the house, but it’s cultic and social centre. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956141/house-at-the-lake-studio-nauta Clipboard House at the Lake / Studio NautaSave this projectSaveHouse at the Lake / Studio Nauta 2018 House at the Lake / Studio Nauta Projectslast_img read more

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today about threats and advertising boycotts against journalists and media during the past few days in the states of Puebla, Guanajuato and Yucatán, which were reported by the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET). These press freedom violations by local politicians and criminal gangs are typical of the kind of pressure to which the Mexican media are constantly subjected.“Yet again we have cases of politicians abusing their positions to try to subjugate the media,” the press freedom organisation said. “Some of these have occurred in states where the attitude of the local authorities towards the media has already been called into question. The federal authorities must take action to ensure respect for press freedom when local officials or criminal groups try to restrict it.”Journalist Daniel Méndez Najar, who used to work for the Suma regional daily, reported on 5 July that he had received death threats from José Zavala Antona, a member of the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) who wants to be its candidate for mayor of Atlixco (in the southern state of Puebla). Méndez said he had been receiving constant threats by phone and email ever since the publication of the transcript of a conversation between Zavala and Puebla’s PRI governor, Mario Marín.Marín gained notoriety for his alleged role in the persecution of freelance journalist Lydia Cacho after she linked him to a paedophile ring in a book published in 2004. Marín ordered her arrest and transfer to Puebla in highly questionable circumstances in 2005. The case was referred to this year to Mexico’s supreme court, whose ruling is still pending.The daily a.m. in the central state of Guanajuato publicly protested on 8 and 9 July that it was the victim of an advertising boycott ordered by the state’s governor, Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez, a member of the ruling National Action Party (PAN). The American Convention on Human Rights forbids granting or withholding state funds with the aim of influencing news media. Many of a.m.’s readers have reacted angrily to the news of the boycott.Earlier this year, Reporters Without Borders criticised the municipal authorities of Celaya, a town in Guanajuato state, for collecting information on journalists (see release of 25 January 2007). Death threats against journalist Mario Renato Menéndez Rodríguez, the owner and editor of Por Esto!, a regional daily based in the southeeastern state of Yucatán, were condemned by one of the state’s representatives in the federal congress on 9 July. In an article in his newspaper, Menéndez claimed that a local crime boss known as “El Negro Chalé” had put a price on his head equivalent to 300,000 euros. Reporters Without Borders previously voiced concern about a series of bomb attacks on Por Esto! in September of last year.The federal authorities were blamed by radio listeners and journalists yesterday for the demise of the popular current affairs programme “Monitor,” which had been carried by Mexican radio stations for 33 years. The programme’s producer and presenter, José Gutiérrez, said it was the result of a business boycott orchestrated by federal officials under the previous president, Vicente Fox. In 2004, the courts ruled in favour of Grupo Monitor, the company that produced the programme, in its legal dispute with Radio Centro, a group run by a family closely linked to Fox.Mexico is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the press, with two journalists killed and two missing since the start of the year. MexicoAmericas RSF_en July 13, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Federal government urged to stop press freedom violations by local politicians April 28, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the attempts of some local politicians to subjugate news media or intimidate journalists. A clear response is needed from the government to put a stop to such practices, which are common in Mexico. to go further Receive email alerts Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Follow the news on Mexico News Reports Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

first_img TAGSGAAInterviewLimerick FCNewsProfilesoccerSportUniversity of Limerick NewsSportA journey of hope and discovery for University of Limerick’s Director of SportBy Staff Reporter – April 11, 2019 1692 WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Print Email ICYMI: Billy Lee confirms 40-man Limerick Senior Football Squad for 2021 Talking Points: Limerick’s unbeaten run comes to an end as they prepare for All-Ireland final rematch Facebookcenter_img Former Limerick FC star named in Ireland squad Galway Beat Limerick in Free Ridden Salthill Encounter Previous article20 new jobs from accounting technician apprenticeshipsNext article‘Spotless’ to premiere at Limerick’s Belltable Theatre Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: Donal Ryan says there is a “great buzz” in the squad as the Ladies Footballer’s gear up for Offaly Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calling all Limerick GAA Clubs Dave Mahedy flanked by former Lions Rugby captain Paul O’Connell and Galway Hurling manager Miche‡l Donoghue at the University of Limerick. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfileby Ronan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up YOU can always rely on a taxi driver for a good story.I tell him that I’m about to interview the University of Limerick’s Director of Sport.“Who, Mahedy?” he replies.“The very man”, I tell him, to which he regales me a tale about Mahedy’s coaching days with the Limerick Senior hurlers.“It’s 1996. Limerick have just lost the All Ireland to Wexford. In the aftermath, the County Board gave each member of the coaching ticket, including David Mahedy, a page full of questions asking why Limerick lost the All Ireland that year.”“Ask Mahedy if he still has those questions pinned up on his office wall,” he challenged me.I did wonder if this was true, and if this piece of paper remains pinned to his office wall some 23 years after its initial delivery.David Mahedy has lived a life full of sport and has brought success to many clubs across multiple codes as a coach and advisor, spanning a timescale from the late 70’s up until the noughties.His office walls tell the tale of a life in sport well-travelled, a journey of hope and discovery.The jerseys of Limerick GAA, Ballybrown, Limerick United, Shannon RFC, St Patricks Athletic, Old Crescent RFC, Republic of Ireland, UL Camogie, Patrickswell, Munster and Ireland cover the walls.A cabinet full of more memorabilia provides a great talking point ahead of our interview. This is a collection reflective of Mahedy’s stellar CV.But I had to ask in the room full of gems, where was this famous questionnaire?Halfway through the question, Mahedy points to the wall behind me:“There it is there, you see that white page, it’s called the 20 Questions”“I keep that there to remind me that sometimes you might get a bit carried away with yourself doing this that and the other, but there is a reality that if you don’t deliver, there is a lot of criticism and it keeps me grounded”In 1974, the Dubliner made the trip down the country to study Physical Education. The only course of its kind at the time in Ireland was based in Limerick at the PESS building, formerly known as the National College of Physical Education (NCPE) and, latterly, Thomond College.“So we arrived to do PE and then go back home and teach but I never made it back to Dublin and stayed ever since and rest is history nearly”“Soccer was my main background. St Josephs Sallynoggin was my schoolboy team and I played Youths with St Patricks Athletic up until starting college”“Just after qualifying in Physical Education, I got involved with Limerick United”Eoin Hand took the reigns at Limerick United and they needed a coach. Mahedy got the nod and with that, his first major involvement in coaching.In just three seasons they won the league, FAI Cup and almost beat Real Madrid in their own back yard.“There wouldn’t have been a lot of television or Premiership or anything like that and it was Sunday afternoon in the Markets Field and the place was jammed”“The more you won, the more came and then you draw Real Madrid in the European Cup. Playing in the Bernebeau is something special”With Mahedy’s early success came new opportunities and new sports to branch out into. Ballybrown looked to obtain his services and it didn’t matter that Mahedy had no experience in hurling, the same school of thought applied:“My main area was team preparation, you prepare them physically but you also prepare them mentally and I was in the early days of that”As time moved on, Mahedy coached the Limerick Senior Hurlers, bringing success in the form of two Munster Championships. But All -Ireland Final defeats in 1994 and 1996 saw him part ways and return to Rugby, where he helped Old Crescent gain promotion to Division 1A and complete a unique double where he trained the winners of rugby’s All-Ireland League (Shannon) and soccer’s National League (St Pats) in the 1997/1998 season.“You know, looking back, you pinch yourself afterwards, I didn’t even think about it at the time, it just went from session to session and you were in the thick of it and you enjoyed it, but if you thought about it, you probably wouldn’t do it”A strong friendship with Declan Kidney is evident in his office. A photo of the two embracing after Munster’s 2008 Heineken Cup victory in Cardiff hangs on the wall.They worked together at Munster from the late nineties at the turn of professionalism right through until the Heineken Cup glory days in 2006 and 2008.“Working with Declan Kidney is a joy, you wouldn’t meet a nicer fella. Over there on that wall is his grand slam medal that he gave to me. That’s the type of guy he is”The medal is framed with the message: “To Dave, Thank you, Dec”“I remember him watching me take the warm-up and straight after that, he said to me “I like the way you operate” and from there we just went from strength to strength”“He is a gentleman and again I’ve been very lucky with the coaches I’ve worked with. He would be a very special coach, a great man-manager and his forte is how he can manage players”Mahedy has overseen hundreds of Sporting events and sportspeople in action around UL.From Andy Lee to Special Olympics Ireland; Kennedy Cups to Swimming Galas, you’ll find him at them all. He wants to make his mark by leaving a legacy for future generations:“Our tagline is, from the basic beginner to the Olympic athlete, everyone can train here, at the same time in the same place”“It all comes back to sport. You want to be number one, you want to be the best.“We want to be the best, UL wants to be the best, not just the best in Ireland as we already are the best in Ireland but the best in Europe and then be the best in the World”.last_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking- Ramesh Jarkiholi Scandal: Bengaluru Court Restrains 68 Media Houses From Publishing Defamatory Content/CDs Against Six Ministers In Yediyurappa Ministry Mustafa Plumber6 March 2021 6:48 AMShare This – xA City Civil court in Bengaluru on Saturday issued a temporary injunction against 68 media houses restraining them from telecasting or publishing of any unverified news items/defamatory contents/CDs against the plaintiffs/applicants (Six state ministers in the B. S. Yediyurappa Cabinet), till the next date of hearing.Additional City Civil Judge D.S.VIJAYA KUMAR ordered “Therefore, till the…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?LoginA City Civil court in Bengaluru on Saturday issued a temporary injunction against 68 media houses restraining them from telecasting or publishing of any unverified news items/defamatory contents/CDs against the plaintiffs/applicants (Six state ministers in the B. S. Yediyurappa Cabinet), till the next date of hearing.Additional City Civil Judge D.S.VIJAYA KUMAR ordered “Therefore, till the next date of hearing, defendants/ opponents are hereby restrained by an Interim-Order of temporary injunction from broadcasting, telecasting or publishing or letting in circulation or posting or accommodating or transmitting or circulating any defamatory news items or showing footages and pictures referring to the plaintiffs in relation to the alleged C.Ds. and committing any act or intentional omission which thereby causes character assassination of the plaintiffs on the basis of the unverified material.”Six State Ministers belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- SHIVARAM HEBBAR, B C PATIL, H T SOMASHEKHAR, K SUDHAKAR, NARAYAN GOWDA and BHYRATI BASAVARAJ had approached the court on March 5, seeking to restrain the media from airing/printing/publishing any defamatory content against them.All the six ministers had defected to the BJP from the Congress and JDS in July 2019 leading to the fall of the previous coalition government. All of them were disqualified and won by-elections held in December 2019 and were subsequently made Cabinet ministers. An additional civil magistrate will take up the matters for orders on Saturday.It was claimed by the plaintiffs that recently Media channels in the State of Karnataka including Social media platforms telecasted and published news titled as Sex Scandal of the State Minister Sri.Ramesh Jarakiholi alleging that the said Minister sought favours from a woman promising her a job. Same was telecasted/published even before verifying the news, its sources and authenticity, resulting in Sri.Ramesh Jarakiholi resigning as Minister.In close heel of the same, it is alleged that some of the Media Houses are telecasting/publishing news that there are other C.Ds containing several sex scandals pertaining to M.L.As, Ministers and there are around 19 C.Ds. of different M.L.As and Ministers including that of an influential politician from Old Mysore region. On the basis of such false news being telecasted, members from respective Constituency of the plaintiffs have started calling them and presuming their involvement in such Sex scandals. Family members of the plaintiffs are being put into embarrassing situations.”Recently, by a process of deep fake using artificial intelligence, videos of worldwide politicians such as Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth have been morphed and have gone viral. Similar videos of some Indian politicians have also been made. Innocent people who are unaware of such a process tend to believe the videos and its contents to be true. Therefore, Plaintiffs apprehend that by using fake C.Ds. their reputation would be harmed.”The Ministers also produced before the court a printout of the screen shots of the telecasts in ‘B’ News Channel and ‘B tv’ News channel.The court on going through the material produced before it said; “From the above material, it is prima facie seen that although no CD’s. are released, yet which are claimed in the said news items, it is being sensationalized that there are 19 more C.Ds. Of 19 influential persons and they may be released any time and they pertain to sex scandals and there is even reference to some Ministers. From the said printouts it is ‘prima facie’ seen that Media houses have still not received any C.Ds., but news items are being telecasted.”  “Plaintiffs are holding High Offices in the Government of Karnataka and if unverified news items are telecasted or published it goes without saying that the same would cause irreparable injury to their reputation and also cause loss of respect in the Society and in their own families.”Judge Kumar opined that “Of-course, citizens have the right to know about their leaders. They have the right to know how their elected representatives are performing. Similarly, Media has the right to freedom of expression, and the duty to report such matters so as to appraise the people about the conduct of their elected representatives. Media is considered to be the 4th pillar of our Democracy. At the same time, plaintiffs have right to be protected against their character assassination on the basis of unverified material.”Placing reliance on the judgment in the case of the Swatanter Kumar Vs. The Indian Express Ltd. and others . The court observed “I am of opinion that the Media should walk an extra mile to get news item and its source verified through legally admissible process, whereupon, it should be ready to shoulder responsibility for such news items and then publish or telecast same, so as to advance cause of freedom of expression as well as right of the citizens to know about public affairs.” “But, at this stage, as can be seen from the printouts of the screen shots produced, new items are apparently in the nature of sensationalisation of the unverified material. Not even a clear foundation is available in the said news items.”Accordingly it held “I am of the opinion that it is necessary to injunct telecasting or publishing of any unverified news items against the plaintiffs/applicants.”Defendant no 2 TV 9 KARNATAKA AND NEWS 9REP BY EDITOR IN CHIEF/ DIRECTOR had filed a caveat in the morning. To which the court said”Now the said caveat petition is placed before the court. Whereas this suit has been filed on 05.03.2021 and IA No.1 was heard on the same day and the matter had been reserved for orders and in the morning session before commencement of the open court itself the order has been dictated and made ready. Hence after the order is ready the question of considering caveat does not arise.”The court issued notice to the defendants returnable on March 31.Click here to download the Order vil court in Bengaluru on Saturday issued a temporary injunction against 68 media houses restraining them from telecasting or publishing of any unverified news items against the plaintiffs/applicants (Six state ministers), till the next date of hearing.il Judge D.S.VIJAYA KUMAR ordered “Therefore, till the next date of hearing, defendants/ opponents are hereby restrained by an Interim-Order of temporary injunction from broadcasting, telecasting or publishing or letting in circulation or posting or accommodating or transmitting or circulating any defamatory news items or showing footages and pictures referring to the plaintiffs in relation to the alleged C.Ds. and committing any act or intentional omission which thereby causes character assassination of the plaintiffs on the basis of the unverified material.” Six State Ministers belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party- SHIVARAM HEBBAR, B C PATIL, H T SOMASHEKHAR, K SUDHAKAR, NARAYAN GOWDA and BHYRATI BASAVARAJ had approached the court on March 5, seeking to restrain the media from airing/printing/publishing any defamatory content against them. All the six ministers had defected to the BJP from the Congress and JDS in July 2019 leading to the fall of the previous coalition government. All of them were disqualified and won by-elections held in December 2019 and were subsequently made Cabinet ministers. An additional civil magistrate will take up the matters for orders on Saturday. It was claimed by the plaintiffs that recently Media channels in the State of Karnataka including Social media platforms telecasted and published news titled as Sex Scandal of the State Minister Sri.Ramesh Jarakiholi alleging that the said Minister sought favours from a woman promising her a job. Same was telecasted/published even before verifying the news, its sources and authenticity, resulting in Sri.Ramesh Jarakiholi resigning as Minister. In close heel of the same, it is alleged that some of the Media Houses are telecasting/publishing news that there are other C.Ds containing several sex scandals pertaining to M.L.As, Ministers and there are around 19 C.Ds. of different M.L.As and Ministers including that of an influential politician from Old Mysore region. On the basis of such false news being telecasted, members from respective Constituency of the plaintiffs have started calling them and presuming their involvement in such Sex scandals. Family members of the plaintiffs are being put into embarrassing situations. The ministers submitted “Recently, by a process of deep fake using artificial intelligence, videos of worldwide politicians such as Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth have been morphed and have gone viral. Similar videos of some Indian politicians have also been made. Innocent people who are unaware of such a process tend to believe the videos and its contents to be true. Therefore, Plaintiffs apprehend that by using fake C.Ds. their reputation would be harmed.” The Ministers also produced before the court a printout of the screen shots of the telecasts in ‘B’ News Channel and ‘B tv’ News channel. The court on going through the material produced before it said “From the above material, it is prima facie seen that although no CD’s. are released, yet which are claimed in the said news items, it is being sensationalized that there are 19 more C.Ds. Of 19 influential persons and they may be released any time and they pertain to sex scandals and there is even reference to some Ministers. From the said printouts it is ‘prima facie’ seen that Media houses have still not received any C.Ds., but news items are being telecasted.” It added “Plaintiffs are holding High Offices in the Government of Karnataka and if unverified news items are telecasted or published it goes without saying that the same would cause irreparable injury to their reputation and also cause loss of respect in the Society and in their own families.” Judge Kumar opined that “Of-course, citizens have the right to know about their leaders. They have the right to know how their elected representatives are performing. Similarly, Media has the right to freedom of expression, and the duty to report such matters so as to appraise the people about the conduct of their elected representatives. Media is considered to be the 4th pillar of our Democracy. At the same time, plaintiffs have right to be protected against their character assassination on the basis of unverified material.” Placing reliance on the judgment in the case of the Swatanter Kumar Vs. The Indian Express Ltd. and others decided on 16.01.2014 in IA No.723/2014 in CS (OS) No.102/2014. The court observed “I am of opinion that the Media should walk an extra mile to get news item and its source verified through legally admissible process, whereupon, it should be ready to shoulder responsibility for such news items and then publish or telecast same, so as to advance cause of freedom of expression as well as right of the citizens to know about public affairs.” It added “But, at this stage, as can be seen from the printouts of the screen shots produced, new items are apparently in the nature of sensationalisation of the unverified material. Not even a clear foundation is available in the said news items.” Accordingly it held “I am of the opinion that it is necessary to injunct telecasting or publishing of any unverified news items against the plaintiffs/applicants.” Defendant no 2 TV 9 KARNATAKA AND NEWS 9REP BY EDITOR IN CHIEF/ DIRECTOR had filed a caveat in the morning. To which the court said “Now the said caveat petition is placed before the court. Whereas this suit has been filed on 05.03.2021 and IA No.1 was heard on the same day and the matter had been reserved for orders and in the morning session before commencement of the open court itself the order has been dictated and made ready. Hence after the order is ready the question of considering caveat does not arise.” The court issued notice to the defendants returnable on March 31Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(TRENTON) — Flood watches have been issued today in nine eastern states from Georgia to New Jersey. Parts of western Pennsylvania Wednesday saw more than 2 inches of rain, which produced flash floods, shutting down numerous roads.Moisture working its way north from the Gulf of Mexico may produce more flooding over the next several days. The stationary front responsible for much of the heavy rain is sitting across the mid-Atlantic as well as bringing more rainfall to the Ohio Valley area.The eastern United States also is bracing for more rain. With low pressure from the Gulf lifting north, the stationary front is expected to become a warm front also lifting north, dumping more rain on the already-saturated Northeast region.Rainfall totals will range from 2 inches to 4 inches, with more expected in the mid-Atlantic. Several areas of the Plains also may see severe weather today and over the next few days. Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are the biggest potential threats, stretching from Texas to the Dakotas. More severe weather is expected in the Plains Friday, with large cities — including Wichita, Kansas, and Denver — potentially in the path of large storms.High winds and hail, similar to Friday, likely will remain a threat, pushing east into the Midwest over the weekend.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more