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Video: Inside Bristol Rugby – “Grassroots”

first_imgThroughout the season, Bristol Rugby TV will follow the journey of Pat Lam and his team as Bristol Rugby bid for an immediate return to the Aviva Premiership.In our fourth episode, we take a look at the Academy and what the future holds for Bristol’s young talent.If you missed any episode of Inside Bristol Rugby, you can enjoy them here:Episode One: ‘A New Beginning’Episode Two: ‘Preparation’Episode Three: ‘Bordeaux To Bristol’Subscribe to Bristol Rugby TV by clicking here.last_img read more

Stat attack: Brive 0-36 Bristol Bears

first_img A cut above Steven Luatua’s man of the match display against Brive was easily one of the standout displays of the season so far.The Bears captain led by example in south west France, starring on both sides of the ball to inspire a commanding win for Pat Lam’s men.Luatua made 16 tackles (100%), eight carries, two clean breaks, beat five defenders and took four lineouts in an almost superhuman performance from the All Black.  Cool hand Luke Luke Morahan’s consistency continues to be impressive, and the Wallaby wing played another starring role for Bristol on Friday night. The Australian played his part in the opening two Bristol tries, with his break and kick ahead gaining crucial field position for Toby Fricker’s opener. Minutes later, Morahan was at it again, storming clear from a kick return before Callum Sheedy sent Harry Randall over untouched.Morahan was the game’s leading runner, making 71 metres from six carries, in yet another standout display. Zero tolerance As well as delivering a devastating attacking display, the Bears defence stood firm throughout a series of Brive barrages late in the first half and early in the second. Pat Lam’s men made 134 tackles in 80 minutes, missing just eight and in doing so, became the first team to nil Brive at home since 1962 – 57 years!last_img read more

Williams, Djokovic win Australian Open semifinals

first_imgSerena Williams of the United States celebrates after winning a point against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.(AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. Serena Williams was just being her dominant self.The defending champions both made their way back to the Australian Open final, with Djokovic beating Federer 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and Williams defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 on Thursday.“I’ve had matches where I’ve played similar tennis,” said Djokovic, the top-ranked player in the world. “But I think against Roger, these first two sets have been probably the best two sets I’ve played against him overall throughout my career.”Hours earlier at Rod Laver Arena, Williams advanced to within one win of another Grand Slam milestone. If the six-time Australian Open champion wins Saturday’s final against seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber, she will equal Steffi Graf’s 22 major singles titles, a record in the Open era and the second-most in history behind Margaret Court’s 24.“I was able to do everything that I needed to do,” Williams said of Thursday’s match. “I was really hitting just all the right shots, making little to no errors, which is kind of hard to play like that.”Djokovic, a five-time champion at the Australian Open, advanced to his sixth final at Melbourne Park. He’ll find out who his final opponent will be after Andy Murray takes on Milos Raonic on Friday.For Federer, the signs were ominous from the beginning. Djokovic held his first service game at love and broke the 17-time Grand Slam champion in the second. After seven minutes, Federer was trailing 3-0.The first set was over in 22 minutes. Most spectators — including a woman with a sign reading: “Just Married But Willing to Exchange for Federer” — were behind him, applauding Djokovic’s service faults and giving Federer a standing ovation when he broke to go ahead 4-2 in the third set.The end came quickly in the fourth. Djokovic broke Federer in the eighth game to go up 5-3 — not even a stunning down-the-line shot after he earlier chased down a lob on the same point could save the Swiss great.Djokovic held three match points in the next game and he clinched it when Federer netted a backhand. Djokovic, who won three Grand Slam titles last year, took a 23-22 edge in his 45 meetings with Federer.“Definitely I’ve played unbelievable the first two sets but that’s what is necessary against Roger,” Djokovic said.Asked about the crowd support for Federer, Djokovic displayed Swiss-like diplomacy.“When I play Roger it’s something that is expected, in a way, considering his career and his greatness on and off the court,” Djokovic said. “He’s loved. He’s appreciated. He’s respected around the world. For me it’s normal in a way.”Federer said he wasn’t surprised by Djokovic’s early blitz.“I’ve seen Novak play this well before,” he said. “It’s tough when it’s from the start because obviously you got to try to stop the bleeding at some point. He can get one or two sets all of a sudden … and it’s tough to get back into it.”In the first semifinal match, Kerber ended Sydney-born British player Johanna Konta’s surprising run with a 7-5, 6-2 win to reach her first Grand Slam final. Konta was the first British woman since 1983 to reach the semifinals at a major tournament.Williams is the overwhelming favorite in the final, and not just based on recent form. She continued her perfect streak in seven Australian Open semifinals.“I definitely block it out,” Williams said in reply to a question about equaling Graf’s mark. “I was one off last year, too. If I don’t win on Saturday, I’ll still be one off.”Despite all her success, it is a loss that is inspiring Williams in this tournament. She was two matches away from a calendar-year Grand Slam in 2015 when she lost to Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals.“Physically I’m feeling a lot better, mentally I needed that break after the Open,” Williams said, but “I didn’t think I would do this well this fast.”___AP Sports Writer John Pye contributed to this story.last_img read more

Chelsea sign Baba Rahman from Augsburg after Man City defeat

first_img Upd. at 19:30 With Branislav Ivanovic in bad form it would be no surprise if Cesar Azpilicueta moves to right-back and Baba Rahman is given a chance to prove himself from the start at left-back. The 21-year-old Ghana international joins a Chelsea side in disarray, after they drew and lost their first two games of the season to Swansea and Man City respectively. CEST With Filipe Luis back at Atletico Madrid, the Blues needed a new defender to take his place. Chelsea have signed left-back Baba Rahman from Augsburg. 16/08/2015 Rik Sharma Chelsea are still looking to add more players, including Everton’s John Stones.last_img read more

Valbeuna case: Is this what Benzema said in phone conversation?

first_img Upd. at 14:00 Sport EN Radio station Europe 1 claim to have a phone conversation which took place between Karim Benzema and a friend with regards to the alleged blackmailing of Lyon’s Mathieu Valbuena.  The Real Madrid striker was charged last week with conspiracy to blackmail in the sex tape case surrounding his French international team-mate.  10/11/2015 “I don’t think Mathieu is taking us seriously, he thinks it’s a joke,” Benzema reportedly said to his friend.  “He panicked a bit. I said to him: ‘Do what you want, if you don’t want to pay, carry on with your life, but I have warned you.’ CET “He asked me: ‘Can you see my tattoos?’ I responded: ‘You can see everything. I saw it a week ago, before coming [to the France squad].’  “I then said to him that’s all I could do, that now my friend is in charge, who is the one that knows the person who has the video, that I don’t know him. The conversation between Benzema and his friend supposedly took place on October 6 while the France squad where at Clairefontaine during an international break. “I said to him: ‘I’m going to fix this for you.’ I gave him my word that there is not another copy [of the sex tape]. I said to him: ‘If you want the video destroyed, come to Lyon, see him directly.’  “I said: ‘If you want to fix this, I can help you. I will give you their numbers and you can meet with them [and sort things out].”last_img read more

2020 National Camogie Fixtures Update

first_imgThe Camogie Association can now confirm the arrangements being made for national competitions for the remainder of 2020 in light of the disruptions to this year’s calendar as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further to our recent announcements regarding the ‘Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ roadmap, issued by the Gaelic Games Family, the Camogie Association have reviewed the National Fixtures Schedule, accounting for the significantly reduced time available for competitive fixtures at club and County levels. • The 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championships will take place between October – December 2020. The exact format and dates of these competitions will be finalised in the coming weeks. The competitions will begin on a round-robin basis with increased groups before progressing to the knockout stages. There will be no automatic promotion/relegation in the 2020 All-Ireland Championships.• The 2020 All-Ireland Under 16 Championships will take place between October – December 2020. The exact format and dates of these competitions will be finalised in the coming weeks.• The 2020/2021 AIB All-Ireland Club Championships will proceed as normal but with a revised calendar that will run into 2021. The exact format and dates of these competitions will be finalised in the coming weeks.• The 2020 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues which began in February have now been cancelled.• The 2020 Tesco All-Ireland Minor Championships which began in February have now been cancelled. Minor competitions will take place however on a provincial basis in 2020.• The National Competitions Management Committee will confirm competition entries for all competitions in the coming weeks.• The Association is continuing to work through options regarding underage structures and initiatives in 2020 and will provide an update on this in the coming weeks.The Association wishes to acknowledge that the cancellation of many competitions is of great disappointment to those involved however due to these unprecedented times many such difficult decisions have had to be made. The health and safety of our members is of paramount importance and the ‘Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ plan offers a route back to activity, subject to the government timelines being achieved in the weeks and months ahead. We thank all of our members for their continued co-operation and support throughout this process.We also wish to sincerely thank all of our competition sponsors for their support and understanding during this period and regarding the significant changes to this year’s calendar and competitions.All dates and details are subject to change based on the latest advice from the Government Health Authorities and we will update our plans accordingly should this arise.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Is Wolves vs Tottenham on TV? Live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_imgWOLVES welcome Spurs to Molineux looking to get back to winning ways.Nuno Santo’s side got off to a superb start on their return to the top-flight, but have stalled in recent weeks on the back of two straight defeats – the last coming at Brighton.1 Wolves ace Ruben Neves has an effort blocked by Beram Kayal in Brighton lossCredit: Getty Images – GettySpurs arrive with Monday’s defeat against Manchester City still raw, but they did impressively beat West Ham in the Carabao Cup two days later.What time is kick-off?THIS clash is set for Saturday, November 3.Kick-off at Molineux is at 7.45pm.Spurs’ packed schedule which sees them playing four games in ten days, with this game moved back from Sunday to Saturday night due to their Champions League commitments.Is Wolves vs Tottenham on TV?CATCH all the action on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 7pm.Sky customers can stream using the Sky Go app, whilst non-subscribers can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NOW TV for £7.99.Here on SunSport we will keep you up to date with our LIVE BLOG, bringing you all the goals and talking points as they happen.FOOTBALL LATESTPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVESalah admits he could LEAVE Liverpool, how Sancho will fit in Utd XILive Blogblues newsChelsea transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeRevealedFORTUNE TELLERIncredible Hawkeye blunder saved Villa’s lives – but Smith says it was karmaWhat is the team news?Here’s how Wolves line-up for tonight’s @premierleague fixture against @SpursOfficial. #WOLTOT 📋🐺 pic.twitter.com/MMcxseaV48— Wolves (@Wolves) November 3, 2018 #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Davies, Sissoko, Dembele, Winks, Lamela, Lucas, Kane. #COYS Latest odds from @WilliamHill 👉 https://t.co/uWDoqnseMo pic.twitter.com/EqCIxFFjgF— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 3, 2018 Dele Alli signs new deal with Tottenham to stay with the club until 2024last_img read more

Review of the mid-year report – the Fiscal Sector (Part VI)

first_imgAs highlighted last week, today we will examine the impact of the increased revenue collections by central government on the macroeconomic framework. For ease of reference, it was reported that revenue collections increased to .2 billion for the half year period ended June 2017 or 13.1 per cent, while central government’s non-interest recurrent expenditure increased by .2 billion or 5.2 per cent to .5 billion. Additionally, .9 billion was expended under other goods and services, representing 6.3 per cent increase over the same period for 2016.What this means is that the increases in revenue collection are reverted proportionately to funding Government’s day to day activities. Thus, a relatively small fraction is being channelled towards stimulating progressive growth of the economy. In fact, to go a bit further in dissecting the impact of this fiscal outcome, I present hereunder, some empirical evidences of optimal taxation in theory and practice, cited from a working paper produced by Harvard Business School. In doing so, firstly I referenced some of the tax reform policies implemented from Budget 2017. Effective January 2017 – the Government implemented some new measures aimed at reducing inequality and increasing disposable income.This new policy constitute (i) an increase in the tax threshold from 0,000 per annum to 0,000 per annum and (ii) reduction in personal income tax rate from 30 per cent to 28 per cent for individuals earning less than ,160,000 per annum, together with an increase of 40 per cent to be applied to the incomes of persons earning in excess of ,160,000 per annum. We have also seen in the budget that while the VAT rate was reduced to 14 per cent from 16 per cent, a number of other items, that were previously not subject to VAT, were added, such as key items as electricity and water – these have spurred heated debates during the time of budget presentation. Hence, we can say that we are at a point wherein we are able to deduce how these policies have impacted the economic activities and livelihoods of the people within the economy.The standard theory of optimal taxation posits that a tax system should be chosen to maximise a social welfare function subject to a set of constraints. This ‘social welfare function’ is based on the utilities of individuals in the society. The social planner’s goal is to choose the tax system that maximises the representative consumer’s welfare knowing that the consumer will respond to whatever incentives the tax system provides. However, policy conclusions drawn from a model with a representative consumer, in some cases can also lead to trouble.Lesson 4: cited from Harvard Business School working paper – The Optimal Extent of Redistribution Rises with Wage Inequality.Economic inequality has risen substantially in recent years, especially in the United States. In the context of the theory of optimal taxation, this change can be seen as a widening in the distribution of ability. This fact leads to an obvious question: how, according to the optimal tax theory, should the social planner respond to such a shift in the economic environment?TheoryMirrlees (1971) illustrated that greater inequality ability makes the optimal tax policy more redistributive. He suggested that tax rates would generally be higher in less equal societies and that less of the population be required to work. Low-ability individuals would enjoy leisure along with a lump – sum grant to support consumption. However, one has to bear in mind that such an arrangement is non-existent in Guyana’s context – we do not have a system where unemployed persons enjoy any benefits whatsoever from the Government.In practise and to examine whether policy responds to the level of inequality as the optimal tax models predict, an examination of the data on earnings inequality from the Luxembourg Income Study and data on social expenditure as a share of GDP from the OECD, a commonly used measure of income redistribution, was conducted. It was found that if the optimal tax model is consistent with policymaking priorities, an expectation is therefore developed to see policy react to higher earnings inequality by increasing social expenditure as a share of GDP.With this empirical ideology in mind, it would be worthwhile to see if in fact the increased revenue from the new tax policy correlates to increases in social expenditure. To this end, while we note that expenditure accounts for increases in other goods and services as highlighted above, the question is, is this being felt or should I say, trickled down to the people? When we talk of social expenditure, to my mind, of importance, the focus should be on things like health and education and so on. But, we have seen, during these periods with the new Administration in place, the abandonment of a project that would have correlated to such an outcome, namely the state-of-the-art hospital project. The public health system needs tremendous improvement which would require substantial capital investment, the same for the education sector. These are two critical pillars characterised as the driving forces for social and economic development.last_img read more

Bambol Tolentino elected as new POC president

first_imgPhoto by June Navarro/INQUIRERMANILA, Philippines—Cycling chief Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino emerged as the new Philippine Olympic Committee president on Sunday’s election of the local Olympic body held at the Century Park Hotel in Manila.Tolentino got 24 of the 44 possible votes made up of 41 national sports associations, two Olympians from the athletes commission and International Olympic Committee representative Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists The just-concluded POC election, the third in the current Olympic cycle, was witnessed by India Olympic Committee president Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra as representative from the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Council of Asia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ No gov’t exec, elected official in management — JoyRide PLAY LIST 01:41No gov’t exec, elected official in management — JoyRide02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Hometown hero Gervonta Davis dismantles Ricardo Nunez with 2nd round TKO LATEST STORIES Benefits of township living “Now that this is over, we can move forward and focus on the SEA Games,” said Tolentino, a Congressman from Cavite and PhilCycling president.Steve Hontiveros of handball was elected the new chairman after prevailing over Robert Aventajado of taekwondo, 26-18, during the polls smoothly conducted by the three-man election committee composed of lawyer Teodoro Kalaw IV, Fr. Vic Calvo OP of Letran and Congressman Conrado Estrella III.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJoining Tolentino and Hontiveros in the POC executive board are Clint Aranas of archery (24 votes) and Cynthia Carrion of gymnastics (23 votes), who will all serve the remaining 15 months of the current Olympic term.Losing POC presidential candidate Philip Ella Juico of track and field garnered 20 votes while board member aspirants Monico Puentevella of weightlifting (21 votes) and Lani Velasco of swimming (19 votes) also didn’t make it. LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station View commentslast_img read more