Remembering Sam Whitelock’s unbelievable solo try as he gets set for incredible milestone

first_imgThursday Jul 30, 2020 Remembering Sam Whitelock’s unbelievable solo try as he gets set for incredible milestone Crusaders stalwart Sam Whitelock is set to become just the seventh player to bring up his 150th game for the club, when he takes the field in Hamilton on Saturday night. He’s had countless great moments in red, but there is a look back at one of his very best. ADVERTISEMENTIn his 11th season of Super Rugby, Whitelock has been named as vice-captain for his milestone round 8 match against the Chiefs.Head Coach Scott Robertson said after naming his side: “As a group, we’re also really proud to be celebrating Sam’s 150-game milestone this week, he is such a quality leader and a massive contributor to our team.“He’s a proud Crusader, and I know the side is keen to show him plenty of respect with our performance.”In 2015 Whitelock scored one of the most memorable tries we’ve ever seen scored by a second rower.He did so against the Reds, in what was actually the final home game for both Dan Carter and Richie McCaw. The latter was clearly impressed, as the All Black lock galloped downfield, beating defenders at will and even sidestepping the last man.It was a special effort and one that we’re unlikely to see scored again anytime soon. It’s certainly one for him to tell the grandkids about.ADVERTISEMENTHead coach Robertson has made changes following their loss to the Hurricanes.“We had a really honest review following the Hurricanes game, and identified areas we need to get better this week. We’re coming up against a Chiefs side who have only been beaten by the smallest of margins so far in this competition, and will be desperate for a win in front of their home fans,” he said.Kick-off on Saturday 1 August is at 7:05pm in HamiltonCrusaders team to play the Chiefs:1. George Bower, 2. Codie Taylor (C), 3. Michael Alaalatoa, 4. Samuel Whitelock (VC), 5. Mitchell Dunshea, 6. Sione Havili, 7. Tom Christie, 8. Tom Sanders, 9. Mitchell Drummond, 10. Richie Mo’unga, 11. George Bridge, 12. Jack Goodhue (VC), 13. Fetuli Paea, 14. Sevu Reece, 15. Will JordanADVERTISEMENTRESERVES:16. Andrew Makalio, 17. Isileli Tu’ungafasi, 18. Oliver Jager, 19. Quinten Strange, 20. Billy Harmon, 21. Bryn Hall, 22. Brett Cameron, 23. Leicester Fainga’anuku Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

Family demands justice in police killing of Ernest Duenez, Jr.

first_imgThis reporter is interviewing a few of the many families of victims of police killings in California as they are mobilizing for a statewide protest in Sacramento on Oct. 22, as part of a National Day of Action against Police Brutality. Other interviews will be published in the weeks leading up to Oct. 22.Rosemary Duenez , far right, holds photo of her son, Ernest Duenez Jr, killed by police.WW photo: Dante StrobinoManteca, Calif. — On June 8, 2011, Ernest Duenez, Jr. was shot to death by Manteca police as he was exiting from the backseat of a truck, with a gun trained on him by officer John Moody. The shocking video which shows the killing is posted at It has been viewed by nearly 300,000 people.Rosemary Duenez, Ernest’s mother, says that Moody is still working for the Manteca Police Department, doing mostly undercover work.As Duenez explained to this reporter: “My son was considered a parolee at large, because he had tested dirty on a drug test, after he had been clean for almost a year. He was a new father, and was really trying to do his best. He was only two months from being off of parole for good. The cops ran with the drug test as a personal vendetta. The parole officer had put out a warrant for his arrest because of the drug test. Ernest had told me, ‘I promise I will turn myself in after the baby’s first birthday.’”Duenez discussed the family’s civil suit against the Manteca Police Department: “Our attorney, Ben Nisenbaum of John Burris’ law firm, hired a forensic expert to review the DA’s report and police video. They [the DA’s office] say they see a knife, then they say they can’t see it. They claim the camera can’t pick it up because ‘Ernest threw it so quickly.’ Our forensic expert sees no knife. Shell cases, however, are visible. The DA report says Ernest threw the [alleged] knife after the third shot hit his arm.”The civil suit will be heard in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento by Judge Lawrence Karlton on March 25, 2014.Duenez continued, “We have a lot of support from family and friends locally. I’m really grateful. A lot of it has to do with the video — once they see it, and how John Moody treated my son, even after they shot him.“We feel that we’re not just fighting for our son, but for all the families who have lost loved ones. We’re trying to keep other families from going through what we have gone through. Last night, a young girl privately messaged me about her brother who was killed 12 months ago. She felt very much alone. I spent a couple of hours messaging back and forth. I’m limited because I work six days a week and am in a secluded location outside of the Bay area.”When asked about the Oct. 22 statewide demonstration, Duenez stressed, “This will be a great event, even if we don’t get to talk to people in positions of power. It will be a powerful display of the unity of all of us, bringing awareness to the public. They’re setting up meetings with staff of the various legislature representatives. I think this will help in the overall struggle.“They should think about changing the rules related to police shootings, where they’re held accountable just like ordinary citizens are held accountable. They should be drug tested. They hide behind the Policeman’s Bill of Rights. They could be having mental or drug problems, but we can’t find out because they’re protected by the Policeman’s Bill of Rights.”Duenez explained, “Some police who don’t commit these crimes are afraid to stand up and point out what’s going on, because the other ones won’t have their backs. We all are required to be drug tested if we have an accident. If they [the police] shoot someone or beat someone up, they should have to have independent reviews. Even the local media won’t print things the local police tell them not to print.”When asked about the California attorney general’s role, Duenez gave her view: “I’m disappointed in Kamala Harris, who was played up as a civil rights advocate, yet she is completely silent on cases of police murder and police brutality. Helping take down bad cops is not good politics for re-election. She should do more for the people who elected her.”Duenez encouraged supporters to come to Sacramento on Oct. 22 to protest police brutality.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Saudi Arabia : “Only an international enquiry could shed light on Khashoggi murder”

first_img Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityViolence April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS News Khashoggi’s murder came at a time when the Saudi authorities were cracking down on journalists and bloggers. Between 25 and 30 professional and non-professional journalists are currently detained and are being mistreated. Some are held arbitrarily without trial. Others are serving long jail sentences. Saudi Arabia is ranked 169th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. to go further Help by sharing this information A columnist critical of the Saudi regime who was living in self-imposed exile, Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. After initially denying that he had died, the Saudi authorities finally admitted he was murdered by government agents, and fired those allegedly responsible. Although it is widely suspected that the murder was approved at the “highest level,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continues to be the power behind the throne. March 9, 2021 Find out more The same SPA communiqué quoted the Saudi prosecutor-general as saying the Saudi authorities received no response from Turkey to their request for evidence. For its part, Saudi Arabia rejected Turkey’s request for the extradition of 18 persons suspected of direct involvement in the murder. News News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityViolence RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance center_img As 11 persons reportedly go on trial in Saudi Arabia for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, with the prosecution seeking the death penalty for five of them, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its position that only an independent international investigation will be able to shed full light on this murder. RSF_en The opening of the trial yesterday in Riyadh, three months after Jamal  Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was announced in a terse communiqué by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, which did not name any of the defendants, not even those for whom the death penalty has been requested. No date has been set for the next hearing. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts January 4, 2019 Saudi Arabia : “Only an international enquiry could shed light on Khashoggi murder” (c) AFP News “Seeking the death penalty for Khashoggi’s alleged murderers is a terrible way to try to cover up who was really responsible,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Only an independent international investigation, as RSF has demanded from the outset, will serve to shed light on this case.” Follow the news on Saudi Arabia June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Journalist stabbed to death in Kabul

first_img RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan May 3, 2021 Find out more News to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Afghanistan According to relatives and the police, Noori received a call on his mobile phone from someone he clearly knew and then left his apartment with the apparent aim of going to meet that person. His body was later found nearby. He had been stabbed and his throat had been cut. “While the motives are not yet known, it is important that the investigators should not rule out the possibility that this murder was linked to the victim’s work as a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although he had resigned as a state TV presenter, he continued to be a politically committed journalist and was an active member of the National Union of Afghan Journalists. We offer our condolences to his family and friends.” News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Information minister Makhdoom Raheen told Reporters Without Borders: “He was one of the best Afghan journalists and a servant of free expression. I immediately made a statement about his tragic death and contacted the interior minister, who promised me a full and thorough investigation. As regards the motives, we are awaiting the results of the police enquiry, but it is not clear that it was politically motivated.” Reporters Without Borders urges the Afghan authorities to deploy all the resources that are necessary to identify, arrest and try those responsible for the murder of former TV presenter Sayed Hamid Noori, who was stabbed to death near his home in Kabul yesterday. News National Union of Afghan Journalists president Abdul Hamid Moubarez said: “I had known him for years. He was a man of letters, a poet and a great defender of free speech. We are not aware that he had any personal enemies, but we must not forget that Afghan journalists sometimes pay dearly for their commitment to press freedom.” Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF_en September 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist stabbed to death in Kabul Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says March 11, 2021 Find out more News Noori was a well-known TV anchor who went into politics and became the spokesman of Mohammad Yunus Qanooni, an opponent of President Hamid Karzai. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Clampdown feared after three radio stations closed

first_img Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Follow the news on Gambia GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses PredatorsFreedom of expression Organisation RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information January 3, 2017 Clampdown feared after three radio stations closed Yahya Jammeh (AFP/Seyllou) NIA officers visited the three stations – Hilltop Radio, Afri Radio and Teranga FM – on 1 January and verbally ordered them to stop broadcasting. They said the order came from their NIA superiors but they gave no reason for the decision and showed no official document. Sources contacted by RSF said none of the three stations had broadcast content liable to upset the authorities in recent days. Hilltop Radio and Afri Radio are entertainment stations with no news programmes. Teranga FM used to broadcast press reviews in the Gambian vernacular until banned from continuing. After Barrow, the opposition candidate, was declared the winner of the presidential election held on 1 December, most Banjul radio stations gave airtime to his jubilant supporters. President Jammeh initially accepted his defeat but later retracted and is now disputing the result. Emil Touray, the head of the Gambia Press Union (GPU), said the closures represented the start of a major crackdown on freedom of expression. But the closures have not as yet had the expected result, inasmuch as several radio stations covered yesterday’s opposition news conference live. “These arbitrary closures are extremely worrying just days ahead of an important date for Gambian democracy, and are part of a broader climate of attacks on democratic freedoms,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. “We urge the authorities to reopen these stations at once and to stop clamping down on freedom of expression and information.” Teranga FM was previously closed in 2012. Its manager, Alagie Ceesay, was arrested in July 2015 for circulating a photo critical of President Jammeh. His health deteriorated after several months in prison and he was transferred to a hospital, from which he managed to escape. He now lives in hiding. President Jammeh, who is on RSF’s list of press freedom predators, has ruled Gambia since 1994, imposing a climate of fear that permeates all levels of society and forces journalists to censor themselves if they want to continue working. The murder of RSF correspondent Deyda Hydara, who was shot dead at the wheel of his car in Banjul in 2004, has never been solved. Another journalist, Chief Ebrimah Manneh, disappeared while in detention in 2006. The authorities continue to deny that they were holding him. Since Jammeh’s retraction of his initial acceptance of Barrow’s victory, observers fear an increase in repressive measures in the run-up to the date when Barrow is scheduled to be sworn in as the new president. Gambia is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murdercenter_img News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary closure of three radio stations by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) just two weeks before President-elect Adama Barrow is due to take office if outgoing President Yahyah Jammeh finally decides to surrender power peacefully. News August 6, 2020 Find out more News News January 27, 2020 Find out more GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses PredatorsFreedom of expression Receive email alerts July 23, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

2000 copies of the newspaper Al-Umma confiscated

first_img 2,000 copies of the newspaper Al-Umma were confiscated at a checkpoint in the southern city of Aden. The seizure of newspapers is often used by the authorities as a way to obstruct the flow of information about the protests and the ensuing government repression. News RSF_en June 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 2000 copies of the newspaper Al-Umma confiscated center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Three journalists arrested under new public order and security act

first_img January 30, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists arrested under new public order and security act News Robert Ménard, RSF General Secretary, said: “The authorities made use of the public order and security act passed last month to break up a demonstration and to arrest journalists”. “In what way does a peaceful demonstration by journalists calling for greater press freedom threaten public order and security?”, he asked. “Once more this is just a pretext to attack the independent press,” he added. Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell to go further In the morning, about ten anti-riot police dispersed the demonstrators before arresting the three reporters. According to a police spokesperson, the three were accused of taking part in an “illegal gathering” likely to threaten public order. They are detained in one of the capital‚s police stations. November 12, 2020 Find out more News According to information obtained by RSF, Police in Harare, on 30 January 2002 , arrested Rhodeh Mashavave and Foster Dongozi, of the independent Daily News, and Cornelius Nduna, a journalist with the independent weekly The Standard and a correspondent with the press and audio-visual agency Associated Press Television News. The journalists were taking part in a demonstration, along with around 40 local and foreign media professionals, to protest against the draft information law currently being debated in parliament, that would particularly stifle press freedom. ZimbabweAfrica Help by sharing this information September 1, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail RSF_en Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa In a letter addressed to the Minister of Home Affairs, John Nkomo, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF), a Paris-based press freedom watchdog, has protested against the arrest of three journalists working for independent media in Harare. In a letter addressed to Interior Minister John Nkomo, RSF urged him to take the matter up with the relevant authorities to obtain the immediate release of the three reporters. Reports ZimbabweAfrica News Organisation Follow the news on Zimbabwelast_img read more

Limerick garda shot in botched mugging

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articlePictures – Castletroy College defeat Glenstal in Munster Senior CupNext articleBest selling author runs script course John Keogh Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print NewsBreaking newsLimerick garda shot in botched muggingBy John Keogh – January 28, 2015 1134 Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedGardaGarda Brian HanrahanlimerickNew OrleansNewcastle West A file pic of Garda Brian Hanrahan, based at Newcastlewest Garda station, who was shot while on holidays in New Orleans, USA.Picture Credit Brian Gavin Press 22A file pic of Garda Brian Hanrahan, based at Newcastlewest Garda station, who was shot while on holidays in New Orleans, USA.Picture Credit Brian Gavin Press 22A YOUNG garda, who is stationed in Newcastle West, remains in a serious condition after being shot twice in an attempted mugging on Tuesday while on holiday in New Orleans.It is believed that Garda Brian Hanrahan was shot once in the legs, but that the second shot caused internal injuries to his torso.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.Garda Hanrahan, who is in his late 20s, is a native of Co Tipperary, but currently lives in Newcastle West and has been based there for some years.The young Garda is said to have recently married a local woman, and the couple have a one-year-old baby girl.He was previously stationed at Henry Street in Limerick city.Garda Hanrahan was on a week-long holiday travelling Route 66 in the USA with his father, and was due to return to work in early February. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard…

first_imgFacebook Niall Collins Linkedin TAGSfeaturedLimerick General Electionniall collins Minister Collins welcomes €418,662 in Limerick outdoor funding Taiwanese Community Donate PPE to Rathfredagh Cheshire Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Print Previous articleShannon aviation gatheringNext article#GE16 first count results from Limerick constituencies Staff Reporter Twitter Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding Andrew [email protected] at the Limerick count centre at the University of Limerick Sports Arean, Fianna Fail General Election candidate and Limerick County constituency poll topper Niall Collins has said that that the “hard work” done between elections has paid off for his party who have almost doubled their candidate return in Friday’s election.With all boxes opened and tallied in the county constituency, Collins returned with 12,085 first preference votes  with the likely quota set at 10,977.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 65 per cent of the electorate turned out for Friday’s election and gave the outgoing TD 28 per cent of the vote.Fine Gael candidates Patrick O’Donovan, a sitting TD in the constituency and his party stablemate and local councillor Tom Neville have taken a combined 37 per cent of the first preference votes.Deputy O’Donovan has so far returned almost 8,500 first preference votes while Cllr Neville, son of outgoing TD Dan Neville, is sitting in third place with just under 8,000.In a constituency where transfers are still likely to decide the final order, Independent candidate Emmett O’Brien is still not out of the running despite a tallied first preference gap of in the region of 2,500 votes. NewsBreaking news#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard work’By Staff Reporter – February 27, 2016 713 Email Collins welcomes his appointment as Minister of State No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

Watch: World’s largest aircraft touches down at Shannon Airport with largest…

first_imgLinkedin Print Facebook “We’re delighted to play our part, we have stayed open here to ensure we can facilitate cargo coming in like this with vital PPE for the health services,” she said.Pointing to the almost 70 aircraft parked up at the airport, Ms Considine noted in what is a “tough time for aviation” the arrival of the Antonov AN-225 created “great excitement about the place”.Niall Moloney, Shannon Airport’s Director of Airport Operations highlighted Shannon Airport staff “have been working on the front line ensuring the safe arrival of PPE cargo flights since the start of the crisis”.“It’s an incredible aircraft and when you see ut in the taxiway here it dwarfs anything else on the airfield. When you take its enormous size into perspective, it’s almost unbelievable that it can get up into the skies, let alone be as graceful when ut’s up there,” he said. WhatsApp Email Advertisement NewsHealthVideoWatch: World’s largest aircraft touches down at Shannon Airport with largest single delivery of PPE into IrelandBy Cian Reinhardt – June 10, 2020 4006 Twitter The Antonov AN-225 carrying PPE for Ireland. Photo: Cian ReinhardtThe world’s largest aircraft, Antonov AN-225 touched down at Shannon Airport at approximately 2pm today carrying the largest consignment of Personal Protective Equipment to be flown into Ireland on a single flight.Carrying almost 900,000 medical gowns for distribution in Ireland, it is second plane carrying PPE to arrive in Shannon Airport in the past few days, the last being a Boeing 737 which arrived on Monday, June 8.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Group CEO, Mary Considine told the Limerick Post the 3.2-kilometre runway is something “we are very proud of, and we love to see it used”.With the longest runway in Ireland, Shannon Airport is the only facility capable of taking in the 276 foot Antonov AN-225 aircraft. Previous articleSpike Lee’s editor to deliver editing workshop for local filmmakersNext article€6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economy Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]last_img read more