Rebels welcome the Lions to Melbourne

first_img“Melbourne loves rugby and I expect Victorian rugby supporters to turn out en masse for these games,” Mr Baillieu said. “Our fans are known for their passionate vocal support and this tour will be a hugely exciting event for rugby and for Melbourne and Victoria.The full Lions Tour schedule is:DATE                             MATCH                                                           CITYWednesday, 5 June       Lions v Western Force                                     PerthSaturday, 8 June           Lions v Queensland Reds                                BrisbaneWednesday, 12 June     Lions v Combined NSW-Qld Country             NewcastleSaturday, 15 June         Lions v NSW Waratahs                                   SydneyTuesday, 18 June          Lions v Brumbies                                             CanberraSaturday, 22 June         LIONS v QANTAS WALLABIES                    BrisbaneTuesday, 25 June          Lions v Melbourne Rebels                               MelbourneSaturday, 29 June         LIONS v QANTAS WALLABIES                    MelbourneSaturday, 6 July             LIONS v QANTAS WALLABIES                    Sydney “We see this as another big step forward for Rugby Union in Melbourne. The Rebels enjoyed tremendous support from our members in 2011 and we are thrilled to attract games of this calibre for the local Rubgy Union community. The British and Irish Lions have an illustrious history, dating back to its first official tour in 1910 and we are honoured to be a part of this.“The Lions always attract plenty of travelling supporters and they will be welcomed by our own Rebel Army at AAMI Park. I am sure our Members share our excitement,” Boland said.Victorian Premier and RaboDirect Rebels patron, Ted Baillieu, said the tour was further recognition of Melbourne’s status as Australia’s sporting and major events capital. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu (L) talks with Australian rugby union star Quade Cooper (2/L), ARU Managing Director and CEO John O’Neill (2/R) and Welsh international player Gareth Delve (R) at the announcement of the schedule for the 2013 British and Irish Lion rugby tour, in Melbourne on November 28, 2011. The Lions will play the Wallabies in three Tests on their nine-match tour of Australia in 2013. The Lions, featuring the best players from England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, will take on Australia in Brisbane on June 22, Melbourne on June 29 and Sydney on July 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images) Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu (L) with Quade Cooper (2/L), ARU CEO John O’Neill (2/R) and Gareth Delve (R)Melbourne Rebels CEO, Steven Boland, has welcomed today’s announcement that will see Melbourne host two matches, including one of three Tests, when the British and Irish Lions make their long-awaited return to Australia in 2013.The Lions visit Australia only once every 12 years, and will reignite a rivalry that exploded in 2001 when the Wallabies won a thrilling and sold-out series by two Tests to one.On the 2013 Tour, the Lions will play nine matches around Australia, with two set down for Melbourne under a long-term agreement between the ARU and the Victorian Coalition Government, through the Victorian Major Events Corporation.The five-year, five-event agreement, which includes a solid commitment and ongoing support for the development of Community Rugby activities in Victoria, starts in 2012 with the second Test against Wales at Etihad Stadium on Saturday 16 June. It continues with the two Lions tour matches in 2013, before a Test against France in 2014 and a Test against England in 2016.The centrepiece of the agreement is the two Lions matches, with the Lions spending a week in Melbourne, playing the RaboDirect Rebels on Tuesday 25 June at AAMI Park.Four days later the Lions will face the Qantas Wallabies in the Second Test at Etihad Stadium – the same venue for the corresponding Test back in 2001. RaboDirect Rebels CEO Steven Boland welcomed today’s announcement.last_img read more

Willing To Provide Reservation To Transgender Persons Under OBC : Karnataka Govt Tells HC [Read Affidavit]

first_imgNews UpdatesWilling To Provide Reservation To Transgender Persons Under OBC : Karnataka Govt Tells HC [Read Affidavit] Mustafa Plumber2 Oct 2020 9:00 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka Government has said that it is willing to consider the transgender persons under one of the categories of Other Backward classes for recruitment, after obtaining the opinion of the Karnataka State Commission for Backward Classes. In an affidavit submitted before the Karnataka High Court by Dr Rajneesh Goel, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, it is stated…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka Government has said that it is willing to consider the transgender persons under one of the categories of Other Backward classes for recruitment, after obtaining the opinion of the Karnataka State Commission for Backward Classes. In an affidavit submitted before the Karnataka High Court by Dr Rajneesh Goel, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, it is stated that “According to provisions of the Karnataka State Commission for Backward Classes Act the Karnataka State Commission for Backward classes has been constituted. One of the function is to examine request for inclusion of complaints of over inclusion or under inclusion of any backward class in such list and tender such advice to the state government as it deems appropriate.” Further, since the term of office of Chairman and members of the Commission has concluded on September 21, 2019 and new office bearers have been appointed. Though section 11 of the said Act has provisions for periodic revision of the list by the state government it mandates for consultation with the Commission. Hence, only after obtaining the opinion of the Commission, the state government can take a decision in this regard”. Advocate Tarjani Desai, appearing for the petitioner Sangama a society working for the upliftment of sexual minorities, sex workers and people living with HIV said “The Commission has already submitted its report on June 9, 2010 which is prior to the Nalsar judgement.” She added that the report was submitted by Dr C S Dwarakanath, who was then the Chairperson of the Commission. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi said now the issue will have to be considered in the light of Article 342 A of Constitution of India which was introduced by 102th Amendment, with effect from August 11, 2018. The Amendment Reads: [342A. Socially and educationally backward classes.— (1) The President may with respect to any State or Union territory, and where it is a State, after consultation with the Governor thereof, by public notification, specify the socially and educationally backward classes which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be socially and educationally backward classes in relation to that State or Union territory, as the case may be. (2) Parliament may by law include in or exclude from the Central List of socially and educationally backward classes specified in a notification issued under clause (1) any socially and educationally backward class, but save as aforesaid a notification issued under the said clause shall not be varied by any subsequent notification.] The court said “Now the question will be whether the state government can really do it. Even if the Commission is constituted what role it can play, for inclusion of some category in socially backward class in the light of Article 342 A. of the Constitution of India.” The bench has directed the state government and counsel for the petitioner to apply their mind to the issue raised and make their submissions on the next date of hearing, October 19. The court by order dated August 28, by way of interim relief directed the State Government to take immediate steps for implementation of the directions contained in paragraph 135.3 of the Supreme Court judgement in the case of NALSA vs Union of India, (2014) SSC 438. Also take steps to implement and enforce the relevant provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019. The plea states that the state in its appointment notification for recruitment to the post of Special Reserve Constable Force and Bandsmen, calls for filling up of the vacancies, specifies only ‘Men’ and ‘Women’ as the genders which can apply for the vacancies. Throughout the impugned notification the age, weight, and other specifications are given pertaining separately only to ‘Men’ and ‘Women’, in total disregard of the ‘Third Gender’. The plea states the Supreme Court had recognised the legal rights of the third gender persons and held that they were fully entitled to Fundamental Rights under the Constitution and under International law. However, the impugned notification shows that the same is in contravention of rights of Transgender persons and the same affects the Constitutional and Fundamental Rights of the Transgender persons under Article 14, 19 & 21 of the Constitution of India. The plea prays for directions to the state government to include a separate category for transgender persons for the post of Special Reserve Constable Force as well as Bandsmen, and consider all the applications by the transgender at par with other two gender categories.Click Here To Download Affidavit[Read Affidavit] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Brothers arrested in shooting of two deputies near Florida-Georgia border

first_imgDecatur County Sheriff via FacebookBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded, one critically, on a Georgia highway Saturday night when two brothers in a vehicle being chased allegedly opened fire with a rifle, authorities said.One of the brothers, Troy Arthur Phillips, 40, was captured on Sunday following a statewide search, Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin announced on Facebook.Phillips’ brother, Brad Phillips, 41, was arrested shortly after the shooting that left the Decatur County sheriff’s deputy critically wounded, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.The shooting unfolded when a Decatur County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to assist a Seminole County, Florida, sheriff’s deputy in a chase on U.S. Highway 84 that started in Florida and crossed into Georgia, Griffin said.During the chase, the occupants of a white Chevrolet pickup the deputies were attempting to stop for speeding and reckless driving opened fire with what investigators believed to be a .30 caliber rifle. The deputies returned fire as the chase continued, investigators said.“The suspects drove into the driveway of a Decatur County residence and attempted to gain entry by shooting through the door,” according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation statement.The Decatur County deputy arrived at the scene as the suspects were fleeing the residence in Brinson, Georgia, and one of the brothers allegedly shot the deputy while he was still in his vehicle.The suspects crashed in a wooded area, according to investigators. Brad Phillips was arrested shortly after the crash, while Troy Phillips was able to flee the scene on foot.The Decatur County deputy was critically wounded when he was shot underneath his arm, Griffin said.The deputy, whose name was not released, was taken by a helicopter ambulance in critical condition to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, about 50 miles south of Brinson, Griffin said.Griffin said the Seminole County deputy shot in the incident was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.Brad Phillips was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer. Charges against his brother were pending.The shooting occurred when the deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for going 81 mph on the highway, authorities told ABC affiliate station WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Florida.While the search for Troy Phillips was going on Sunday, Griffin said in a Facebook post that investigators believed he was still in the Brinson area and advised local residents to contact law enforcement officials immediately if he is spotted.The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation because it involves law enforcement officers, officials said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Prison Service sets goals for improving workplace

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Prison Service sets goals for improving workplaceOn 3 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today ThePrison Service has published its first HR strategy to improve conditions forits 44,000 staff.Afterconsulting with its staff for two years, the Prison Service identified fourgoals that the strategy will attempt to achieve.Theservice is introducing the HR strategy in a bid to boost the performance of itsworkforce.Thescheme will focus on delivering professional HR, developing staff, rewardinggood work and managing bad performance and improving the workplace.GarethHadley, director of personnel for the Prison Service, said, “The HR strategywill improve the way we employ and manage our staff. The Prison Service iscritically dependent upon its staff.“Wewill expect to demonstrate a strong commitment to the aim, objectives andprinciples of the service and to respond flexibly to new challenges.“Managersmust provide strong leadership, effective planning and management ofperformance, a safe working environment, an open non-discriminatory culture,recognition and development and effective personnel services.” read more

Bounce-averaged diffusion coefficients for field-aligned chorus waves

first_imgWhistler mode chorus emissions in the Earth’s magnetosphere extend from the plasmapause to the boundary of trapping. Knowledge of the pitch angle and energy scattering rates is essential for accurate radiation belt modeling. Scattering rates, which are used as an input for radiation belt codes, should be evaluated dynamically and should account for the changes in plasma density, latitudinal and MLT distribution of waves, and wave spectral properties. Bounce-averaged diffusion coefficients computed with the assumption of parallel wave propagation are compared to the results of the PADIE diffusion code, which takes into account the oblique propagation of waves and higher-order resonances. The inaccuracies associated with the neglect of higher-order resonances are compared to potential errors introduced by inaccuracies in determining plasma density and the latitudinal distribution of waves. Numerical sensitivity tests show that the errors associated with the neglect of the high-order scattering are smaller than inaccuracies associated with the uncertainties in the parameters of the codes.last_img read more

USU Football Begins Spring Practice March 10

first_img Tags: USU Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Utah State football commences spring practice March 10 at 3:15 pm at the Stan Laub Indoor Football Complex or, weather permitting, at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.Through April 9, the Aggies will participate in 15 practice sessions which will conclude with the Blue-White game at 5:30 pm MDT that afternoon.Six practices will be open to the public: March 10, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 and 9.Following all practices, media interviews will be available upon request.Following a  7-6 season in 2019, Utah State returns 13 starters, including senior receiver Savon Scarver, only the third consensus All-American in school history.Other returning starters include senior offensive lineman Demytrick Ali’ifua, senior safety Troy Lefeged Jr., senior linebacker Kevin Meitzenheimer, senior receiver Jordan Nathan, senior offensive lineman Ty Shaw, senior defensive end Justus Te’i, senior tight end Carson Terrell, junior offensive lineman Alfred Edwards, junior cornerback Andre Grayson, junior offensive lineman Kyler Hack, junior receiver Deven Thompkins and sophomore offensive lineman Karter Shaw.The Aggies commence the season Thursday September 3 at home against Washington State. March 9, 2020 /Sports News – Local USU Football Begins Spring Practice March 10 Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Instructor, Computer Science (Web Development/Design/Marketing)

first_imgInstructors develop course materials, teach courses, provideeducational advising and support to students, and mentor new andpart-time faculty. To facilitate learning, faculty must maintainand update skills by taking advantage of continuing education.Instructors must be able to teach at times and locations that meetthe needs of students. This position may be required to teachevening, online and/or weekend courses as well as traditionaldaytime courses. This position may be asked to teach at multiplecampuses within Guilford County.Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepareand teach introductory web development, web design, and/or Internetmarketing courses designed for transfer and support of careertechnical programs. Faculty will also be responsible for advisingstudents and collaborating with 4 year educational partners whenappropriate to ensure transferability of courses.Education Required: Master’s degree in InformationTechnology, Computer Science or a related field from a regionallyaccredited university with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours inInformation Technology or a Master’s degree as stated with theability to attain the 18 credit hours within one year ofemployment.Education Preferred: -Doctoral degree from a regionallyaccredited university – Current industry-recognized certificationwithin the field of website design (ACE, CIW, CWD, CAW, CWP, MCTS,.MTA, MCSD, W3C, etc.)Experience Required: -3 years relevant IT industry experiencein – website development, design, administration, and deploymentand/or – Internet marketing and social mediaExperience Preferred: -More than 3 years relevant IT industryexperience in – website development, design, administration, anddeployment and/or – Internet marketing and social media-Post-secondary teaching experience in Information Technology-Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes-Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructionaldelivery systems read more

FBI worried about people getting misinformation about election

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By Network Indiana – September 27, 2020 0 314 Facebook (Photo supplied/Federal Bureau of Investigations) The FBI is more worried about people getting misinformation on the November 3, election, than any possibility of the election system in Indiana being hacked. Members of the agency in charge of investigating any election irregularities spoke to reporters at their Indianapolis office Thursday morning.“States have the primary responsibility of making sure the ballots are tabulated, it’s not the FBI or federal government’s role,” said Special Agent Adam Wheeler. “What I worry about is misinformation going to voters to prevent them from being able to vote, giving them the wrong time, the wrong place.”The Indianapolis office has an agent in charge of investigating election crimes (Ben LaBuzz),; counter-intelligence (Wheeler); and public corruption (Brian Monohan).“We want to make sure if misinformation is put out there that we work with the Secretary of State to address that, or the media to make sure people know the proper location,” said LaBuzz. He said if that misinformation is coming from social media, they inform the social media outlet to try and get it corrected. But, it is not the FBI’s business to take down or change websites or information on those sites.He said the FBI’s relationship with Sec. of State Connie Lawson’s office is important, so they are infomred about any potential federal violations. But, hacking the state’s election system would be tough because the machines are not connected to the internet.The agents are more concerned about ballot fraud, and LaBuz said since more people than normal are expected to vote by absentee ballot this year, the FBI is working with the state to make sure any misdeeds are investigated.But, physical voter fraud is rare. The last time the FBI was involved in the investigation of a federal case in the state was in 2017. Max Judson, a former Sullivan County councilman, was convicted of voter fraud incident in 2014.LaBuzz said the agency cannot discuss any current cases of fraud in Indiana, but said some of the most common kinds of fraud involving absentee ballots involved “someone going to an elderly home (or the home of anyone who might be easily influenced) under the premise of assisting people with their vote, but in reality coming and influencing them to vote a certain way.”He said some of the cases that have been investigated have involved someone standing over the shoulder of a voter, then throwing away their ballot if that person didn’t vote for their candidate.Agents are also watching for any potential foreign influence, said Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan.“It’s a high priority, no doubt. If you look at the 2016 election, there were many attempts to influence the elections, influence how people vote and to sew discord in the American public, and we’re worried about that.” Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter IndianaLocalNews FBI worried about people getting misinformation about election Previous articleCOVID-19 two-and-a-half times as deadly as flu for Hoosiers over 60Next articleGirl, 10, arrested after allegedly attacking mom with knife Network Indianalast_img read more

Ferrero deal imminent for United Biscuits’ Delacre

first_imgFerrero is in the closing stages of acquiring Belgian biscuit brand Delacre from United Biscuits.The deal, which is for an undisclosed sum, is expected to be completed by the middle of December.The agreement would help Ferrero reduce the dependency on brands Ferrero Rocher and Kinder by opening up the biscuit market.Ferrero confirmed the offer in a statement to British Baker: “A Ferrero-affiliated entity has made an offer to acquire the manufacturers of Delacre and Delichoc biscuits, N.V. Biscuits Delacre S.A. and United Biscuits Industries SAS (together “Delacre”), from United Biscuits.“The relevant worker council consultations have been completed and the offer is now subject to a competition review in line with standard procedures and steps for a transaction of this nature.”Ferrero has been aiming to grow its brand for the past year after acquiring British chocolatier Thornton’s in a £112m takeover.last_img read more

Watch Widespread Panic Cover Dylan, Johnny Nash In Smokin’ Savannah Tour Closer

first_imgWidespread Panic has been on fire throughout a lengthy winter tour, starting at the Mexican destination event Panic En La Playa and working their way through much of the Southeast. The band brought it back to Georgia for the closer, playing their hearts out to a packed house in Savannah, GA’s Civic Center. The band opened with “A of D” before playing “The Last Straw.” Check out “A of D > The Last Straw” below:The first set also contained a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “First We Take Manhattan,” closing out with “Blackout Blues.” Set two then opened up with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” which you can watch belo via Dave Lake:The second set was framed by “Driving Song,” which also included “Tie Your Shoes,” Traffic’s “Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys,” “Arleen,” “Papa’s Home,” and “Red Hot Mama.” The set ended with the first “Flat Foot Flewzy” in 171 shows!The encore provided for a nice moment, as the band thanked their road crew and office staff before playing “Lawyers, Guns & Money.” After “Porch Song,” the band concluded their tour with a cover of Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now.” Enjoy it below, courtesy of Mike Cianciolo on YouTube:The full setlist can be seen below via PanicStream:Setlist: Widespread Panic at the Civic Center, Savannah, GA – 2/26/16Set 1: A of D, The Last Straw > Up All Night, Sell Sell, Bust It Big, First We Take Manhattan, Tail Dragger, Rock, Bowlegged Woman, Blackout BluesSet 2: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Driving Song > Tie Your Shoes > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys > Arleen > Papa’s Home > Drums > Papa’s Home > Red Hot Mama > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys > Driving Song, Chilly Water, Flat Foot Flewzy Encore: Lawyers Guns & Money, Porch Song, I Can See Clearly NowNotes: ‘Flat Foot Flewzy’ LTP 10/26/2013 Austin (171 shows); ‘LG&M’ dedicated to the road crew and Brown Cat office stafflast_img read more