TAGS: FijiSamoaTonga Crowd pleasers: Richie McCaw and Steve Hansen are welcomed by fans in Samoa. Photo: Getty Images But why stop at individual countries? The Lions have played in Argentina, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Canada and Fiji, the latter trip in 1977 bringing a 25-21 loss and the Fran Cotton quip: “Why couldn’t it have been 14 weeks in Fiji and three days in New Zealand?”Packed house: Samoa fans cram into the stadium in Apia. Photo: Getty ImagesFiji is the only place the Lions have visited without Test success and how fitting had the 2017 tourists tried to rectify that fact on the way to New Zealand, instead of declining Fiji’s invitation as they were “too busy”. New Zealand’s historic trip to Samoa must herald a change in the tour mindset, says RW’s Alan Pearey LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It took 91 years but at least New Zealand finally got there. July’s short hop to Apia saw them break new ground by playing a Test in Samoa, an occasion that prompted a public holiday for the islanders and a combative match watched by a capacity crowd wreathed in smiles.It was a day when the result was secondary as here was the world’s greatest team connecting with a Tier Two nation on their own soil. The All Blacks wore leis of flowers and learnt a bit more about the heritage of many of their own players, and it begged the question: why not do this more often?For the sad truth is that the pro era has seen too few such initiatives, even though air travel has shrunk the world compared to the days when teams needed a six-week sea voyage to cross hemispheres.Historic Test: All Black Ryan Crotty on the attack against Samoa. Photo: Getty ImagesAustralia and South Africa have never visited Samoa. No Rugby Championship side has been to Tonga. Fiji have fared a bit better, with Aussie and NZ Maori XVs making sporadic visits to Suva, but the log book makes shameful reading. The big European nations have all played in each of those Pacific Islands.Australia, 36% of whose Super Rugby players derive from the Islands, are now making positive noises about following suit and it’s an idea that excites the players. “It would be special,” said Wallaby David Pocock. “Australia and New Zealand, in terms of rugby, have benefited a ridiculous amount from Pacific Island nations.” Of course, money is the obstacle. NZ made no profit from their Samoa trip, and Wales will lose cash when touring the Islands in two years’ time. Good for them. They’re doing it for the greater good and rugby needs more of that selflessness.This article appeared in the July edition of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here.
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A full-scale workers’ uprising in the Mexican state of Oaxaca has shut down transportation and businesses throughout the region. Access to an important oil refinery has been blocked. As of June 23, there were 21 highway blockades there.Oaxaca is an impoverished and mostly Indigenous state in Mexico’s rural south. In one small town, reports said, the air was heavy with the smell of burning tires on a strategic highway that leads from the neighboring state of Puebla to the state capital, Oaxaca de Juárez. The highway was blocked with burned-out cars, buses and trailers. Dozens of trailers waited in line to pass.The uprising came after some 800 Mexican federal police had shot into a crowd of demonstrators who were armed with only stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails. The crowd was defending a barricade in the town of Nochixtlán. At least eight demonstrators were killed and some 100 wounded. Another 22 are missing, and some 27 were arrested and report being tortured. At least five more died from their wounds.“They are shooting at us as if we were animals,” William Velázquez, a 34-year-old teacher, told a reporter. He picked up a large stick. “These are the only weapons we have. We don’t carry guns. They were firing on unarmed civilians.” (latino.foxnews.com)At first, the Mexican government claimed that the cops did not carry weapons. But after many news organizations showed video of police firing bullets, the government tried to say that “unknown gunmen” began firing at both sides, even though none of the cops had been shot. Finally, Federal Police Chief Enrique Galindo acknowledged that he had sent in officers with guns. “The police obligation is to protect the population,” he said, as if that excused the carnage from police bullets.The day after the shootings, Ramos Zárate, a journalist covering the Oaxaca events for the newspaper El Sur, was mysteriously shot and killed. He is one of eight journalists killed in Mexico so far this year.Solidarity with teachers’ fightto save unionThis all stems from a confrontation between the Mexican central government, led by President Enrique Peña Nieto, and the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE), the Oaxaca section of the largest teachers’ union. The government demanded that the teachers pass a national certification test or be discharged. Dozens of teachers were then quickly fired. Several CNTE leaders were arrested on trumped-up corruption charges, which the teachers describe as a move designed to break their union.The CNTE is calling for the removal of the test requirements, which they point out fail to take into account the special conditions of the impoverished people of Oaxaca, where some 21 Indigenous dialects are spoken. The union is also demanding the immediate release of its leaders.Since the police shootings in Nochixtlán, protesters have burned police headquarters in San Pablo Huitzo and Santiaguito. They have blockaded roads, a shopping mall, even train tracks in the western state of Michoacán. They have forced bus lines to cancel trips to Oaxaca, a popular tourist spot. And in Oaxaca city itself, the teachers have set up an encampment in the city’s main square, where thousands of teachers from around the country have arrived to defend it.Militant acts of solidarity with the Oaxaca teachers have erupted throughout Mexico and, indeed, around the globe. In Chiapas, Mexico, teachers and residents set up numerous blockades, including one that cut off the Pan-American Highway. On June 21, for example, a mass solidarity assembly of faculty, staff and students was held at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City.Six thousand people marched in solidarity in Monterrey, Chihuahua and other cities in northern Mexico. In the U.S., the Chicago Teachers Union, which has expressed its solidarity with the CNTE for many years, staged a “die-in” at the Mexican Consulate in Chicago.On June 20, at the Mexican National Indigenous Congress, the Zapatistas issued a statement calling on “our peoples and civil society in general to stand with the teachers who resist at this moment, to see us in them. … We invite all the peoples from the fields and the cities to be aware and in solidarity with the teachers’ struggle, to organize ourselves autonomously to be informed and alert in the face of the storm falling on us all.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Print Advertisement Previous articleRound up from the Circuit CourtNext article30 years – by Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud admin Facebook Twitter Email NewsLocal NewsTimely new book on River ShannonBy admin – October 18, 2011 707 WhatsApp A new book by Aiveen Cooper entitled ‘The River Shannon – A Journey Down Ireland’s Longest River’ (published by The Collins Press, was launched by Professor John Sweeney at Renehan Hall in NUI Maynooth. The statistics about the Shannon are almost as long as the river itself and quite staggering: At 250km to its tidal limits in Limerick and 370km in total to the mouth of the Shannon estuary, it is the longest river in Great Britain and Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Its catchment area occupies 15,000sq.km, one-fifth of Ireland’s landmass.This is a timely publication because although the River Shannon has always played an important part in Irish life, culturally, economically and environmentally, this importance is illustrated even more today.Dublin City Councill has recently submitted a proposal for a controversial new scheme to take large amounts of water from the Shannon for Dublin’s future water needs. It has been argued that this would hinder the river and the habitats that surround it enormously.‘The River Shannon – A Journey Down Ireland’s Longest River’ is not only the story of the Shannon but also its role in human lives. Linkedin
WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 TAGS Pinterest Twitter Previous articleSenior Healthcare Executive Tamara Elias, M.D., Joins BehaVR, Inc. Board of DirectorsNext articleAge-old question: Can 62-year-old Cope win again at Daytona? Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Local NewsBusiness IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Naturade’s Plant-Based Weight Loss High Protein Shake is now available at 40 Costco Wholesale Clubs and online, the company announced today. Naturade is the first Black-owned company in the plant-based nutrition category to be sold in Costco. The company is committed to providing everyone access to quality food regardless of income, location and race. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209006060/en/ Earvin “Magic” Johnson is featured on Naturade’s tray in Costco stores. (Photo: Business Wire) Naturade is a heritage brand in the nutrition space. It was founded in 1926 and purchased by Kareem Cook and Claude Tellis in 2012. The mission-driven company has gained the attention and interest of high-profile investors including NBA legends and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Grant Hill. “Our partnership with Costco is a significant milestone for Naturade and an integral part of our growth,” said Cook. “Costco shares our vision of providing customers access to healthy, delicious, superior quality alternatives and we look forward to introducing our products to new consumers.” Naturade, the maker of the popular VeganSmart brand, has taken its popular formula and launched extensions in the plant-based nutrition space. Featuring Mr. Johnson on the tray, Naturade’s Plant-Based Weight Loss High Protein Shake is available in the vanilla flavor in Costco stores, and in both vanilla and chocolate flavors online. For a list of all 40 stores, visit NaturadeMagic.com. Naturade also offers a full line of products for children’s health, immune health, meal replacements, weight loss and dieting, and weight gain on its website, Naturade.com. ABOUT NATURADE Naturade is well known for its commitment to improving the health and well-being of consumers with innovative, natural products since 1926. Over nearly 10 decades, Naturade has become a highly respected innovator in the natural products industry, providing natural health products worldwide. Naturade pioneered the introduction of soy protein powders in the 1950s and over the years, Naturade has manufactured and distributed a variety of health-related products including vitamins, nutritional supplements and beauty care products. The company’s priority and standard of excellence demands effective, nutritional quality controls. These controls are integrated through every phase of product development and production. For media requests, please contact Meredith Geisler at [email protected] or (703) 740-5015. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209006060/en/ CONTACT: Meredith Geisler Tandem Sports + Entertainment [email protected] 703.740.5015 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH SUPERMARKET GENERAL HEALTH SPECIALTY WOMEN FOOD/BEVERAGE MEN RETAIL FITNESS & NUTRITION HOME GOODS CONSUMER SOURCE: Naturade Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 01:42 PM/DISC: 02/09/2021 01:42 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209006060/en Twitter Naturade Debuts in 40 Costco Wholesale Clubs Across US WhatsApp Facebook
News Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Councillors argue over A5 funding at Town Council meeting Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota By News Highland – January 11, 2011 Twitter Previous articleDeputy Doherty says Taoiseach is not being truthfulNext articleMauritius police say Michaela Harte was murdered News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook A Letterkenny Town Council discussion on the government’s commitment to funding the A5 between Aughnacloy and Derry became sidetracked last night when Labour Cllr Jimmy Harte and Fianna Fail Cllr Dessie Larkin became embroiled in a pre-election argument.The issue had been raised by Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle, who suggested the council seek a meeting with the Transport Minister to ensure that connecting roads in Donegal are developed at the same time.However, Cllr Harte and Cllr Larkin became embroiled in a political argument with Cllr Larkin referring to Cllr Harte as a friend of the banks, before commenting “I forgot you’re a Socialist now”Faced with the threat of an adjournment, Cllr Larkin withdrew the comments, but questioned Labour’s commitment to the project.Cllr Harte said he would accept no lectures from Fianna Fail:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/harte830.mp3[/podcast]Cllr Larkin says he accepts that pre-election tensions did creep into the meeting, but on the issue of the A5, there is no question about Fianna Fail’s commitment to the A5.He says despite Cllr Harte’s concerns about funding availability, the money will be available when the main construction phase is ready to begin[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/dessi830.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+