Mic’d up scrumhalf Josh Holmes puts in a vocal performance in the NRC

first_imgTuesday Sep 15, 2015 Mic’d up scrumhalf Josh Holmes puts in a vocal performance in the NRC This week Fox Sports decided to place a microphone on a scrumhalf, something they were probably best advised not to do. It turned out well though, as Josh Holmes had a great match for the North Harbour Rays, as the mic captured some of his ‘passionate’ exchanges.Holmes, formerly of the Waratahs and the Brumbies, ran well with ball in hand and harassed the referee all night long. Some of his protestations were possibly a bit overboard, but are no doubt exaggerated by the amplified audio.He got a talking to from the referee eventually, which probably fired him up even more.It’s one of the better mic’d up pieces so far, and you can view more in the Related Posts below.ADVERTISEMENT 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 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

Movers get moving with The Tramshead Building

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Movers get moving with The Tramshead Building previous nextLand & New HomesMovers get moving with The Tramshead BuildingThe Negotiator20th December 20190287 Views The Tramshed Building is a luxury, gated development on the site of the former Tramshed in Shepherd’s Bush, and it’s on the market with Winkworth Hammersmith.An exclusive development of eight luxury two and three bedroom apartments it is set in a gated development, offering privacy and security. Each apartment has its own private terrace or balcon.It is finished to a high spec, and offers a luxurious and secluded feel just moments from Goldhawk Road and Shepherd’s Bush Market and within minutes’ walk of both Goldhawk Road and Shepherd’s Bush stations.Shepherd’s Bush is a fascinating area, with its infamous market, it retains much of its historic character.The site was originally a tram shed, but has been used more recently as the very popular Bush Bar & Grill. The original building was demolished around 10-15 years ago and this new development built in its place. Interestingly, London’s first electric tram left Shepherd’s Bush on Maundy Thursday (April 4th) in 1901, so this site would have housed some of London’s first electric trams.Shepherd’s Bush is an area which, along with its infamous market, has managed to retain much of its historic character. With the recent conversion of the former Television Centre into flats, plus a local area plan to build almost 14,000 homes in the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham by 2025, Shepherd’s Bush is proving to be an increasingly popular option for both families and young professionals alike.tram shed Shepherd’s Bush luxury apartments Tramshead Building Shepherd’s Bush December 20, 2019Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Norway’s Finanstilsynet stresses gravity of low rates for pension funds

first_imgIt added that, on top of this, the pension providers were having to meet higher technical provision levels because of rising longevity.Commenting on the upcoming introduction of the European Solvency II Directive on 1 January next year, the regulator said this regime would better reflect the risk inherent in the insurance business than previous solvency requirements had done. “This will be particularly evident in the case of life insurers whose insurance liabilities under the new solvency regime will be recognised at market value,” it said. However, since interest rates are at a low level, the change to the new regime will in some respects involve a big increase in the value of their liabilities compared with the situation now, Finanstilsynet said.“Life insurers are granted a transitional arrangement lasting 16 years in which to complete their technical provisioning,” it said. The regulator said this would ease the solvency requirement for life insurers for a period, but it pointed out that there would be no change in the underlying risk picture.Looking at the picture for the entire financial sector in Norway, Finanstilsynet focused in its report on how the fall in oil prices was affecting Norway’s heavily oil-dependent economy.Lower demand from the petroleum industry has led to much lower activity and hit profitability in sectors selling to the petroleum sector, it said.Finanstilsynet’s director general Morten Baltzersen said: “In the event of a severe setback affecting the Norwegian economy on a broad front, the banks could suffer heavy losses across several parts of their loan books.” The Norwegian financial regulator Finanstilsynet has highlighted the seriousness of the long-term low interest rate environment for the country’s pension providers in its 2015 financial trends report.Releasing the official report today, the regulator said: “The low interest rate level and prospects of low rates for a long period ahead pose a major challenge to pension providers.”It pointed out that a large portion of providers’ liabilities consisted of contracts that carried an annual guaranteed rate of return that was higher than current market interest rates. “Achieving sufficient return on pension assets in a low interest rate regime is difficult,” Finanstilsynet said.last_img read more

Thurston County Prepares for Winter Weather

first_imgFacebook37Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersMaintenance crews at the Public Works Department are gearing up for a second round of winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thurston County beginning this evening through Saturday afternoon. The storm is expected to bring four to six inches of new snow to the region.“We are prepared to run snowplows both day and night throughout the weekend, and into next week if needed,” said Lucy Mills, Roads Operations Division Manager for Thurston County Public Works.Expanded operations, including 24-hour schedules for county road crews, began this morning. Road Operations regularly maintains a fleet of plows, anti-icing trucks and graders for significant weather events and have spent the past week stockpiling sand and anti-icing agents in anticipation of additional snow accumulations.“When we clear county roads, priority is given to major arterials and those connecting emergency services. We ask our residents to be patient this weekend and know that we are doing everything we can to clear roads as safe and efficiently as possible,” added Mills.Information about roads, including up-to-date information about road closures, snow and ice removal maps, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Thurston County Public Works Winter and Storm Response website. The Public Works Department also provides real-time information about roads on twitter @Thurston_PW.Mills added that, in the event of significant snow accumulations, the best option for residents is to stay at home. However, if traveling is necessary, make sure to drive with adequate snow tires or chains and remember to stay a safe distance away from snowplows operating on roads.In anticipation of the upcoming snow, the Solid Waste Division is also closing the Rainer and Rochester Drop-Box Facilities for the weekend. The Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) is currently scheduled to be open during normal operating hours. However, WARC staff will monitor weather conditions and respond as necessary, which may include early closure.With heavy snow and colder temperatures, Thurston County Emergency Management advises residents to take the following precautions.In case of power outages: Do not run a generator or burn charcoal in an enclosed space. Never operate an unvented gas-burning appliance in a closed room or in a room in which you are sleeping. Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide buildup from burning charcoal or a running generator.Do not walk across or touch downed power lines.Avoid overexertion. Pace yourself when shoveling snow.Clear flat roofs of snow.Check on elderly friends and neighbors—before, during, and after extreme weather events.Avoid driving in snowy or icy conditions. If you must drive, keep an emergency kit in your car that includes bottled water and high energy, non-perishable food, an extra blanket, warm clothes, a battery-powered flashlight and extra batteries. Also, please let a friend or relative know when you’re leaving, your destination, and when you expect to arrive.Protect your pets by keeping them sheltered from the cold.Stay tuned to local media for updates and advisories. Keep a battery-powered radio and extra batteries handy.Details on emergency preparedness are available from the Thurston County Emergency Management office at 360-867-2800 or online at www.co.thurston.wa.us/em. You can also follow Emergency Management on Facebook at /ThurstonEM and Twitter at @_ThurstonEMlast_img read more

Talent search – Francis looking to develop promising players for Fast5 netball team

first_img “I was asked in January to be part of one of the squads, but because I don’t want to limit my ability I took the contract for six months. But where fast5 is concerned I think we stand a good chance, it’s how you apply yourself on the day,” she explained. “Although we have had success in the longer version, I believe we have better success in Fast5 because we came second and third was our worst, so I found this is my calling in Jamaica and I am going to give it my best shot,” she said. “I never thought that I would be back in the national program, but I am back and I am elated. Coaching is my passion, where I go and coach I try to do it to the best of my ability. Now I am more experienced, when you talk about understanding the role of management and people who hire you to do a job. I can accept changes, I can make adjustments to who is in charge,” she said. Netball Jamaica president, Paula Daley-Morris, said her return to the fold should have a positive impact. “We want to have a separate coach for the Fast5 because it is such a different game, we needed someone with experience and a good track record and she (Francis) came to mind and we approached her and she accepted,” said Daley-Morris. “She has a lot of plans for the squad and the passion she brings is infectious. We are happy to have her back. She has had success like any of our other coaches, she is the one who got the silver in FASTnet, so she has the level and we are hoping she repeats it.” Continuing, she said: “We are making sure the best minds are around the game and we are providing them with opportunities not just for their natural talent, but for the good of the country.” National netball icon, Connie Francis, who was reappointed to the national netball program recently, said the experience she gained while outside of the Jamaica set-up will serve her well in a new role as head coach of the country’s Fast5 team. Francis, who coached the Sunshine Girls from 2006 to 2011, did a stint in St Lucia from 2012 to 2015, helping the eastern Caribbean to country to qualify for the Commonwealth Games for the first time in their history. She added that her involvement and assistance with the grassroots program there helped her realise she had a knack for developing talent. “It (job) will be a challenge because some players I would like (to have) in the squad may not be possible. So it’s about going around the island seeking talent. When I worked overseas I had to develop new talent and I realised that I have some ability to work on new talent and let them enjoy the game, so it’s about growth and having experience. “I want to see what these new girls bring, but I want to let them know that playing for the Sunshine Girls is a big task and whoever is chosen will have to give their best, so I am looking forward to really coaching them,” she told The Gleaner. Netball Jamaica gave Francis the option to choose the version of the game she wanted to assist with and based on her past experience she believes they have a greater chance of success in Fast5. GOOD CHANCElast_img read more

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Ablaza carries Batangas to solo second place

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Quarters: 19-27, 42-52, 81-67, 124-84.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cedrick Ablaza. PBA IMAGESCedrick Ablaza woke Batangas up from its first half slumber as it squashed Zark’s Burgers, 124-84, Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 26-year-old big man towed the Batangueños in the game-tilting 39-point third quarter eruption as he fired 14 of his 16 points in the frame, while also hauling down seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Teng leads Flying V despite playing with flu LATEST STORIEScenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Zark’s Burgers could not sustain its first half assault as it dropped to a 1-5 record.Robby Celiz topped the Jawbreakers with 21 points, six rebounds, and four assists, while RR de Leon had 14 markers and six boards in the loss.The scores:BATANGAS 124 – Ablaza 16, Mendoza 16, Sedurifa 16, Anderson 14, De Joya 13, Mangabang 13, Laude 8, Ragasa 8, Bautista 7, Saitanan 5, Dela Pena 4, Mag-isa 2, Napoles 2.ZARK’S BURGERS 84 – Celiz 21, De Leon 14, Mangahas 12, Bautista 8, Ferrer 8, Sheriff 6, Cayabyab 4, Nalos 4, Argamino 3, Cariaga 3, Cudal 1, Juruena 0.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Dominating in the paint, Ablaza carried the load as Batangas fought back from what was once a 15-point deficit, 41-26, and take the commanding 81-67 advantage after the third canto.Joseph Sedurifa also added 16 markers, 15 boards, and seven assists to provide stability for the Batangueños, as the rest of the squad picked up the slack late.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEarvin Mendoza chipped in 16 points and four rebounds, Wilmar Anderson got 14 markers and eight boards, Cedric de Joya scattered 13 points, seven assists, and six rebounds, and Lucky Mangabang got 13 in the victory, which put Batangas at solo second place with its 4-1 card.“I challenged them and told them that we have to play the right way. It’s not right that we give up 52 in the first half, so we really challenged them to do the right plays,” said coach Eric Gonzales. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe ATA recognises the important role Touch Associations play within the larger sporting community. Communication is vital at this level and is often achieved through the dedication of volunteers who have an active passion for the club or association. The ATA has identified ways to better deliver efficient services to club and association administrators in the context of the Internet. We have available proven and innovative Internet tools for an association administrator’s use in order to enhance the experience for your participants and reduce the overall workload. The following two testimonials are from the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch and Adelaide City Associations currently using the Sportzware Competition and Membership software. “Sportzware has cut the time I spend in half on building and running our competitions. In addition the ability to market and communicate to team’s players and officials via the email function is invaluable. The growth and professionalism of the City Touch Club would not be possible with out Sporting Pulse.” Gavin Macdonald Competition & Events Manager City Touch “Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association has been using Sporting Pulse for 5 seasons now and has found it a great system to use. We are the largest competition in Queensland with approximately 240 senior teams per season and about 70 junior teams. All of our draws are conducted on the system and uploaded to the website for all our members to have access. We have reduced number of calls to our office by up to 50 %, with most teams now finding times of games on the website, or using the automatic reminder system. Saving us many hours on the phone, that can be put back into administration of the sport. With the ability to keep members on the database from season to season, we now have an extensive database of members that could be used for anything from sponsorship to keeping in touch with members. We also now have many of our teams and clubs using the newsletter section of the website to inform their own team players of current news. We use the website for notification of wet weather games in conjunction with our 1300 wet weather number; this has also reduced our calls by about 50% on wet days. The ability for the system to produce all my scorecard labels saves us hours of work, and the sign on sheets for teams is also time saving. The system still has many features that I am still to utilize, such as the player tribunal section, the touch downs for each player etc. With the system continually being upgraded and sportingpluse giving excellent support, I would recommend any association to use the program.” Michelle Fletcher Administrator Brisbane City Touch The SportingPulse and the ATA package will allow your sporting organisation to: * Administer all your competitions with our state of the art Competition Management Software * Place your competitions ladders, fixtures and results on the Internet * Easily administer your organisation’s web site * Reach your members through our centralised communication platform * Take advantage of our “top tier” Internet access deals for your sporting organisation and your members * Manage your membership registration via our secure Member Database Solution * Receive training and support in competition management and web design * Generate revenue through our partnership fund-raising opportunities * The ATA exists to serve Touch participants. As players strive to reach their individual and team goals, the ATA provides Internet facilities to enhance that buzz and energy that comes from playing sport for the love of it. The ATA program has features that enhance the life of every sporting participant. From a publishing forum to report the dizzying heights and the terrible defeats of the games, to automated game reminder emails. Jon Pratt Event and IT Manager Australian Touch Associationlast_img read more

Three Holiday Fundraising Clichés to Avoid

first_imgPutting a snowman on it. (Or reindeer. Or fir trees.): Unless you are actually working to save snowmen, reindeer, fir trees — or any other emblem of the winter holidays, avoid featuring any of these as the star of your fundraising appeal. The best use of an image is showing me a real photo of the people or animals my donation will help. Bonus: Avoiding the traditional clip art will also help your appeals stand out from the crowd! At the risk of being a Scrooge myself, here are three holiday fundraising pet peeves that I hope to see less often this year: Photo Source: Big Stock Photo Making me feel guilty about my daily coffee: The classic line of forgoing a daily latte to make a donation is often used to illustrate how easy it can be to find a way to give a little and have it add up to a lot. However, the world is certainly not going to be a better place if I skip my coffee (trust me), and I want to be inspired to give, not guilted. Let me give my donation in a happy, caffeinated state and leave Starbucks (and guilt) out of it.center_img Year-end fundraising season is here and I’m seeing a steady stream of fundraising appeals arrive in the mail and in my inbox. As sure as I can count on receiving Aunt Nancy’s 3-page (front and back) annual family newsletter, there are a few themes that always seem to creep into the mix of these donation requests. Using too many shopping metaphors. Unless you can clearly tie the idea of shopping to giving the gift of charity, specific impact levels or a holiday giving catalog, as done very successfully by Heifer International or even Network for Good’s own Good Cards, consider leaving the shopping to the mall. Giving a donation is a highly personal and emotional act; don’t take me out of the moment by overusing phrases like: “buy now”, “holiday shopping” and “shopping list”.Your best bet to get me to donate to your cause in December? Tell a great story, stick to the point and clearly tell me what I can do to help. Happy fundraising!last_img read more

The 3 Things Your Donor Thank You Must Do

first_imgEditor’s note: This article was adapted from the webinar presentation “Why They Leave and How to Get Them Back” with Kivi Leroux Miller and Katya Andresen. It was originally published on December 27, 2012 and has been updated. Want to start the off on the right foot with your donors?  Take the time to show your gratitude and to differentiate yourself in a way that advances your mission and deepens your relationships with donors. Remember: having a memorable thank you is the first step in retaining more donors.Photo Source: Big Stock PhotoTry these three ways to wow your donors with your next thank you letter.Show the impact.Don’t lead with, “Thank you for your gift of $25 on December 5.”  Lead with something that captures the true story of the impact. Lead with the success they are helping to achieve. That’s what the donor wants. They don’t want to know that you deposited $25 in your bank account on December 5. They want to know you are spending that $25 to make a difference in the world.Open the door.Share with your donors the other ways they can be involved with your cause. Invite them to an open house or participate in other programs. Educate them on what they can do in their own life to help your cause and if you have volunteer opportunities, let them know how to join in. Think of the different ways people can learn more about your organization and get even more involved in making a difference.Set expectations.Let donors know when they will hear from you again. If you add them to your mailing list, make sure you have an interesting and inspiring newsletter. Don’t just start slamming people with a bunch of boring information and ask them for money all the time. Create a newsletter that that continues to engage people’s spirit and report back on the results they helped make possible. Plan ongoing updates that will let donors know about all the great stuff that they’re making possible.last_img read more