Middlesex Sevens Preview

first_imgBrazil are also bringing a team over in preparation for the inclusion of rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Having just come third in the CONSUR Sevens, expectations are high for this team.Royal Family: A young Josh Beaumont gets to meet Prince WIlliam on the 2005 Lions tour – nice hair!Other notable players include London Scottish’s Simon Amor, who’s an ex IRB sevens player of the year player, and Josh Beaumont – Bill Beaumont’s son – who is playing for Durham University and has just been signed by Newcastle Falcons.Durham University’s first match is against Brazil. Beaumont said of the impending match: “The tournament will be a great stage in which to show off university rugby, proving that we play at a consistently high level. It will be interesting playing the international players in Brazil’s team, and a good test for us.”White Hart Maurauders are showing up with a strong side, including players such as Josh Matavesi and Dan Scarborough, who both play for Racing Metro. Adults pay £20 entry, while children go free. Live on Sky Sports 3 from 10:25 am. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JULY 2: HRH Prince William is introduced to Bill Beamont, the Lions Tour Manager and his thirteen year old son Josh during a British and Irish Lions training session at Trust Park, Porirua on July 2, 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Green Giants: All smiles for Samurai at last year’s tournamentBy Charity Knight.TWICKENHAM COMES alive this weekend, as it plays host to the oldest sevens tournament in the world – the Vauxhall Middlesex Charity Sevens.Last years victors, Samurai, return to compete in the 87th year of the tournament vying for the chance to hold the Russell Cargill trophy. Samurai are competing with mainly southern hemisphere players such as Ed Cocker and David Batiratu maintaining the tradition of choosing fast-paced islanders.Determined to raise the trophy once again, the Army are this year putting out a strong side coached by former Fijian sevens international, Cpl Alfred Vakacoko Vaua. The Army, who have struggled to put a side together because of players being deployed abroad, have not won since 2004 and are hoping for success this year with the likes of Apo Satala, Joe Kava and Makai ‘Bunny’ Burenivalu, in the back row.The club sides competing include London Welsh whose team is being coached by Lyn Jones and captained by 2009 Sevens World Cup winner Lee Beach. The team mostly consists of the club’s new signings and summer trialists.“The Middlesex Sevens over the years has been a terrific tournament and London Welsh have always performed admirably,” said Jones“We’ve picked as strong a squad as possible, with the inclusion of a few players we want to see play. So it’s a mixed bag, but we’re keen to perform and do the jersey proud.”last_img read more

Enright on the move

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin LIMERICK local authority’s director of economic development and planning Tom Enright is to leave his position at the end of February to take up a new role as County Manager with Wexford County Council.A native of Waterford, Mr Enright worked in the planning department of Limerick County Council for almost 20 years before being  appointed to head up the economic division of the amalgamated city and county local authority last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He took charge of the €250 million Limerick 2030 economic renewal scheme which is expected to deliver up to 5,000 jobs to the city and county over the next five years. Previous articleTornado research hits LimerickNext articleLimerick reeling from City of Culture fallout Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsEnright on the moveBy Staff Reporter – January 6, 2014 767 center_img Print Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Hepatophytes from the Early Cretaceous of Alexander Island, Antarctica: systematics and paleoecology

first_imgHepatophytes form an important component of the Lower Cretaceous (late Albian) flora of Alexander Island, Antarctica. The liverworts Marchantites rosulatus sp. nov., Thallites bicostatus sp. nov., and Thallites sp. colonized freshly deposited river sands and muds, forming distinct carpets that probably served to bind the sediment and allow the succession of other plant groups. Within established plant communities, M. pinnatus sp. nov. and M. taenioides sp. nov. formed a ground layer beneath an overstory of the ferns Alamatus bifarius and Aculea acicularis. Swampy communities with an overstory of the conifers Podozamites and Elatocladus contained a variety of thalloid (M. undulatus sp. nov., Hepaticites minutus sp. nov.) and leafy liverworts (Hepaticites spp.). The distribution of in situ liverworts, and a clear association of taxa with a variety of foliage types, indicated that the hepatophytes occupied a wide range of ecological niches during the Cretaceous. The high within-flora diversity and relative abundance of individual hepatics appeared to be a special feature of high-latitude vegetation during the Cretaceous.last_img read more

$22,000 flute lost on Chicago train turns up in pawn shop

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) — A musician visiting Chicago has pulled off what anyone who has left behind so much as a hat on a Chicago Transit Authority train knows is nearly impossible: He recovered a $22,000 flute that he forgot on a train. Donald Rabin was reunited with his flute at a Chicago Police station this week after officers picked it up at a pawn shop where a homeless man had used it as collateral for a $550 loan. It turns out that while his search of train after train didn’t work, the 23-year-old Boston-based flutist’s effort to spread the word about the lost flute on social media did. A pawn shop owner called police, who picked up the flute.last_img read more

How to leverage the new FICO adjustments for word of mouth referrals

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Ward Matt is the founder of Breakthrough Champion…In 2002 Matt began working with business owners through his website agency, inConcert Web Solutions, to improve their bottom line, gain more clients, … Web: www.Breakthrough-Champion.com Details Big news in the financial world lately with the announcement that FICO will be making a change to how they calculate the FICO score.  I don’t need to tell you how this impacts your credit union. I think you are well aware. But I can share with you how this impacts the consumer world and how you can leverage the news to get more members for your CU.Here’s the deal. The average consumer has no real idea how FICO is calculated. From the perspective of “joe user”, they simply know that there are ways that impact their score. Like slow or no pays, judgments, and a high DTI.  Bottom line though, they just know what the score is for them, in some cases monthly. Services like CreditKarma provide that score monthly, and while we all know that the number will differ depending on where we go to get credit, what we don’t know is how much, or why.Here’s where your credit union enters!  Be the HERO! Show me! Tell Me!Get out in front of this change with education.  Hold Q&A nights at your branches. Educate your members, and not just through text-based email!  Have someone record a video and send that video out via email to your members. Have tellers hand out small notices, that include information on how members can get answers.When you lead with information, you are showing your members that you care deeply about their ability to get credit, understand credit, and help them in any way you can.  It also opens up dialogue, creates conversation, and results in more interaction with the members. All of which results in more business to your credit union, and more word of mouth referrals from your members to others in the community!Leading with education, specifically about the FICO change, will help you recruit and retain more members for your credit union!…now….go out and save the day…one FICO score at a time!last_img read more