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Moody and Elsom shirts to be auctioned for Poppy Appeal

first_imgRFU President Richard Appleby added: “The RFU is extremely proud to have the poppy on our England shirts for the match against Australia. Historically, we have a strong relationship with the Armed Forces and have the utmost respect for the Royal British Legion and the sacrifices servicemen make to keep us safe.”Community Fundraiser for the Royal British Legion, Graham Akins said: “It’s great to see both teams coming together for the Poppy Appeal. The money raised will help The Royal British Legion provide direct, practical support for our injured heroes and bereaved Armed Forces families. The past nine years of conflict have increased the need for the Legions welfare work.” The Royal British Legion currently spends over £1.4million a week – more than £200,000 a day – in its work helping around 160,000 members of the Armed Forces family – dependants, veterans and the bereaved. This year the Legion hopes to raise £36 million towards its works. England will pay their own special tribute to the Armed Forces and their families when they run out against Australia on November 13 at Twickenham during the Investec Internationals. Both England and Australia will wear special commemorative shirts with the iconic poppy image situated on the right sleeve to help promote The Royal British Legion poppy campaign. Martin Johnson’s men will be wearing their new dark grey and red away shirt for the first time, having previously worn change strips against both The Pacific Islanders in 2008 and Argentina in 2009.The decision to wear the poppy will help highlight the Poppy Appeal, which this year is focusing on the need to help the generation of the Armed Forces and their families currently involved and affected by the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.A range of events have been arranged for the day; a poppy montage will be shown on the big screen during the National Anthems, players will observe a moments silence before kick-off and the Royal British Legion will have 30 cadets collecting for the appeal around the concourse of the stadium.England Team Manager Martin Johnson is delighted to throw his support behind the campaign and said: “The armed forces have and continue to do a superb job and it is essential that we recognise and appreciate all of their efforts and those of The Royal British Legion. We are honoured to be wearing the poppy on our shirts in honour of those who have died and given so much for their country.”center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Don’t forget to donate blood today

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Dorset golfers out in force for national championship

first_img8 Jun 2015 Dorset golfers out in force for national championship Dorset women golfers will turn out in force next week when a national championship takes place in the county at Broadstone Golf Club from June 16-18.They will account for almost a quarter of the field in the English senior women’s stroke play championship – with Broadstone itself fielding nine players. Another 10 are representing eight more clubs across the county.“That’s fabulous,” said Broadstone ladies’ captain Elba Jones. “We’ve been encouraging them to play. We have a small group of about 36 ladies who play regularly, so to have nine in the championship is pretty good!“We’ve been looking forward to the event from the moment we heard about it. Players always enjoy Broadstone, it’s a lovely, lovely course and no two holes are the same.”Elba’s inside tips for low scoring are accurate reading of the fast greens and good course management. “It’s not just about hitting a very long ball,” she said.The other county-affiliated clubs which are fielding players are: Astley Wood, Crane Valley, Dorset, Dudsbury, Knighton Heath, Ferndown, Parkstone and Yeovil.The local competitors will be joined by leading players from across the country, making up a total field of 86, which includes the defending champion and British titleholder, Cath Rawthore from Cheshire.Also in the field is the English senior amateur champion, Helen Lowe from Leicestershire, who will be bidding for a rare double. She will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Hampshire’s Chris Quinn (Hockley), who is the only player so far to win both titles in the same season, achieving the feat in 2009.The full field will play 18 holes on each of Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 and 17. The leading 36 players and ties will qualify for the final round on Thursday, June 18.Click here for the championship webpageCaption: The eighth hole at Broadstone (Image © Kevin Murray).last_img read more

Nelson Minor Baseball shifts from regular season to allstar campaign

first_imgThe Nelson Pirates had two close games but finished their playoff run early.The Nelson Tigers were down 6-5 before rain cancel out the game.Tigers pitchers Koa Wintraub along with Brady Stocks and Drake Procter did a great job while Noah Ens controlled behind the plate.Levi Mint, Mason Ouchi, Carson Van Horne had timely hits and strong base running that lead the tiger offensive attack.The regular season now shifts to the allstar campaign with tryouts in the U10 Division happening. Nelson teams were shutout of the championship winner’s circle in the West Kootenay Little League Baseball League season.Nelson Cardinals, winners of the West Kootenay Little League Minor Division the two previous years, lost out in the semi finals in the major division.last_img read more

Neptunes continue to build from ground up; several great swims in Colville

first_imgCastlegar continues to dominate the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season.But don’t overlook the improvement of the Nelson Neptunes.The club continues to build from the grass roots, turning in several exceptional performances during the recent KSSA stop during the wekeend in Colville, Wash.”We were in awe of our younger swimmers as they tried the ‘more challenging events’,”  said Neptune skipper Cynthia Pfeiffer.”I was extremely impressed with our team spirit and positivity (cheers, dance parties, team potluck). We have the best time together.”Three Neptunes finished in the medals.Morgan Roberston-Weir, in Division one girls; Jaylen Rushton in Division two girls; and Ohia Wintraub in Division four girls all won bronze medals. Pfeiffer won silver in Division eight womens.”Ohia Wintraub had an amazing 100 meter butterfly giving her a time that would be very competitive with kids way beyond her age,”  Pfeiffer said.”Kallie Badry represented the Neptune in the 400m IM — four lengths of butterfly, then four lengths of backstroke, four lengths of breaststroke, and four lengths of freestyle.”She completed the race with a time 0f 12:10.40 and was the youngest swimmer to do take on this challenge at only 6 years of age.”Neptune highlights include:Imogen Cowan, Morgan Robertson-Weir: 50m butterfly Paige Ross: 50m freestyle Aubree Fillion, Ella Chouinard: 100m freestyle Elissa Centrone: 100m backstroke Lachlan Bibby-Fox: 50m breaststroke Jaylen Rushton, Locke Finley, Joanna Blishen: 50m butterflyCastlegar won the meet with 3370 points. Grand Forks, Penticton, Colville and Kimberley were next followed by Nelson in sixth.Trail and Creston rounded out the field.”We are also so happy to see how receptive the swimmers have been to our feedback and training,” Pfeiffer said.”All the little things are coming together – for example, we had lots of kids making sure they were doing their flip-turns at every wall.”The Neptunes have the weekend off before heading into the two most intense weeks of training to prepare them for regionals which will be held the first weekend of August.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2016)–Not only did 20-1 longshot Rockport Babe provide a stunning upset in Sunday’s first race at Santa Anita, the 3-year-old maiden filly by Rockport Harbor provided her 25-year-old trainer, Shelbe Ruis, with her first-ever win.A native of Descanso, in east San Diego County, Ruis grew up in a family steeped in the horse business, as her father, Mick Sr., owned and later trained horses when she was a youngster, and her brother, Mick, (29), was a highly regarded apprentice jockey on the Southern California circuit 13 years ago.Ridden by Fernando Perez, Rockport Babe showed good speed out of the gate going seven furlongs and easily kept 1-5 favorite Tryst at bay through the stretch en route to an authoritative 2 ¾ length win while covering the distance in 1:21.98.“I’m just really excited about this,” said Ruis, whose first racetrack job came as a summertime pony rider for the late Mike Mitchell at Del Mar at the age of 16. “This filly was my fourth starter and I didn’t expect her to show that much speed. But it looked like the one (heavily favored Tryst) was the only other horse with speed, so we told Fernando that if she went, to try and sit second, and if she didn’t, to just go.”In only her second career start, Rockport Babe, who is owned by Ruis’ father, Mick and mother, Wendy, paid $42.00, $9.00 and $5.00.A $49,000 Barretts May 2-year-old in training purchase a year ago, Rockport Babe picked up $33,600 for the win, increasing her earnings to $34,720.And what might be next for Ruis’ stable star?“I think she’ll run all day, but I just want to see how she comes back, and go from there,” said Ruis, who now has 11 horses stabled at Santa Anita.last_img read more

Genoa FFA notes Parliamentary Procedure team

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Genoa FFA had a novice parli pro team and an advanced parli pro team that they sent to the sub-district contest. Both teams qualified to move on to a district. The advanced parli pro team did not compete in the District competition. That team consisted of Kaleb Kuhlman as chairperson, Jordan Iffland as secretary, and Mason Hogan, Bobby Bench, Seth Moore, and Brady Linker also on the team.The novice team was Andrew Blausey, Candance Lawson, Kenneth and Emilio Aranda, Timmy Matthews, Gregory Clark, Kasey Kuhlman, Charlotte Priddy, and Samantha Richards. Parliamentary procedure is the body of rules, ethics, and customs governing an FFA meeting. For the contest, students had to present and debate motions.The secretary has to write down everything that is said. Each student also receives a task they’ll have to do like amending a motion or call for a division of the house. Each individual must debate three times to receive the full amount of points and all do the tasks they were given correctly. Then everyone’s scores are added up to get a team score.last_img read more

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NBA refs can rule reckless closeouts as flagrants or techs

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rob Ricafort secures TRO, set to play for UP vs La Salle Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  With the fouls on the perimeter shots — often coming when the offensive player has come off a screen and quickly attempts to launch a shot as his defender tries to catch up — officials will focus on the sequencing of the play. The player with the ball must already be in his shooting motion when contact is made, rather than gathering the ball to shoot such as on a drive to the basket.“We saw it as a major trend in the NBA so we had to almost back up and say, ‘Well, wait a minute, this is going to be a trend, so let’s catch up to it,’” NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell said. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Referees review a play prior to ejecting Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks from the game for a flagrant foul in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — NBA referees will be able to call flagrant or technical fouls on defenders who dangerously close on jump shooters without allowing them space to land, as Zaza Pachulia did on the play that injured Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in last season’s playoffs.Officials will also make sure jump shooters are in their upward shooting motion when determining if a perimeter foul is worthy of free throws, which could cut down on James Harden’s attempts after he swings his arms into contact.ADVERTISEMENT Leonard sprained his ankle when Pachulia slid his foot under Leonard’s in Game 1 of Golden State’s victory in the Western Conference finals. After calling a foul, officials will now be able to look at replay to determine if the defender recklessly positioned his foot in an unnatural way, which could trigger an upgrade to a flagrant, or a technical if there was no contact but an apparent attempt to injure.“It’s 100 percent for the safety of the players,” NBA senior vice president of replay and referee operations Joe Borgia said Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe NBA had made the freedom to land a point of emphasis for officials a few years ago, because of the risk of injuries. But the play got renewed attention during the playoffs because of Leonard’s injury, and also one in which Washington forward Markieff Morris landed on Al Horford’s foot in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal, knocking him out of a game the Celtics rallied to win.Officials can still rule the play a common foul if they did not see a dangerous or unnatural attempt by the defender upon review. Borgia said Pachulia’s foul would have been deemed a flagrant. View commentslast_img read more

4 Minutes to Optimize a LinkedIn Profile for SEO

first_img SEO and Social Media Originally published May 22, 2009 8:53:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 There are two really quick things you can do on LinkedIn to optimize your profile for SEO — both to make your LinkedIn profile more discoverable, and to make your profile work for you by sending some SEO authority (link juice) to other pages on the web that you choose.The video below explains it all and shows you exactly how to do it in under 4 minutes.2 Tips to Optimize a LinkedIn Profile for SEOCustomize your URL with your name.  My LinkedIn profile URL is http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikevolpe – and you can have one just like it with your name in the URL making it more likely for your profile to rank for searches for your name because the search engines do look at keywords in the URL.  It is also a much easier URL to remember and looks nicer when you email it to people. Add Custom Anchor Text to Links.  You can have up to 3 links on your profile to other websites, and these links pass SEO authority.  If you customize the anchor text on the links, you can get the most out of them because the search engines do look at the text of links to understand more about the content of pages they link to.  So, if you want your marketing TV show to rank on the first page for “marketing video podcast”, make sure to use that text in your link. Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more