Rugby League World Cup 2021 partners with Unicef UK

first_img Unicef UK is to be the official charity of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, with the partnership to use sport to raise awareness and funds for the charity.England will host Rugby League’s biggest international tournament in 2021 with the Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair World Cups to be staged together for first time. The ‘Inspired by 2021’ programme has three key pillars – Volunteers, Facilities and Community Engagement.Unicef UK will work with tournament partners to engage and deliver core messages to a global audience, and raise funds for projects supporting children in the UK and internationally.Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said: “Working with Unicef UK will give the sport a powerful platform to help improve economic and social well-being. Unicef is a true global brand and we welcome them to the Rugby League World Cup family who will embrace their goals and programmes with open arms.“We are looking forward to working together with Unicef UK on this innovative and powerful partnership to connect with the global Rugby League community. This work, alongside our burgeoning relationship with Rugby League Cares, will help ensure that the Rugby League World Cup 2021 leaves an impactful legacy.”Unicef UK Chief Operating Officer Mark Devlin, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 29 June 2018 | News  404 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Rugby League World Cup 2021 partners with Unicef UKcenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via “Sport has the unique ability to unite and inspire people, which is why our sporting partners are so important to us. They allow us to use the power of sport to shine a light on children’s rights and raise awareness about the challenges that children are facing in the UK and all around the world. We are incredibly proud to be the official charity partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and looking forward to working closely with them to raise vital funds for Unicef’s work to help children right here in the UK and those in danger around the world.”  403 total views,  5 views today Tagged with: sport Uniceflast_img read more

Sinn Fein support up by five points in latest opinion poll

first_img Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest By admin – April 26, 2015 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Sinn Fein has increased its support by five points to 22 per cent in the latest Red C opinion poll.Support for the party dropped to five points to 17 per cent in the last poll conducted by the Sunday Business Post.The Government parties Fine Gael and Labour both dropped two points in today’s survey after making significant gains in recent opinion polls.Donegal TD Padraig Mc Lochainn says the latest poll is encouraging but the most important poll is the one that takes place in the next General Election:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleShay Given hopes to play for Ireland against England and Scotland in JuneNext articleAnne Kirkbride up for Soap Award admin center_img Homepage BannerNews Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Sinn Fein support up by five points in latest opinion poll 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

In Memoriam

first_img September 1, 2005 In Memoriam In Memoriam In Memoriam Sidney Advocate, Miami Admitted 1977; Died May 17, 2004 Walter Eugene Apple, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1987; Died June 19, 2004 Elmer Pearce Barber, Knoxville, TN Admitted 1955; Died September 26, 2000 William A. Baxter, Jacksonville Admitted 1978; Died March 28, 2005 Stephen Martin Bell, Plantation Admitted 1973; Died January 31, 2005 James C. Blanton, West Palm Beach Admitted 1951; Died November 4, 2004 Donald James Bradley, Tampa Admitted 1980; Died March 6, 2002 Alfred Orman Bragg III, Tallahassee Admitted 1981; Died April 2, 2005 David C. Bruney, Gainesville Admitted 1981; Died September 2, 2001 Davis Duane Carr, Chicago, IL Admitted 1992; Died February 5, 2005 David Daniel Centola, Lantana Admitted 1972; died April 20, 2005 Carl Van Martin Coffin, Stuart Admitted 1970; Died May 7, 2005 James M. Cole, Melbourne Beach Admitted 1952; Died July 29, 2003 Paul Buzan Comstock, Escondido, CA Admitted 1958; Died August 29, 2004 Hal P. Dekle, Venice Admitted 1940; Died May 23, 2005 James J. Drymon, Sarasota Admitted 1951; Died February 9, 2000 William Eugene Eaton, Jr., Ogden, UT Admitted 1967; Died January 14, 2005 Raymond Ehrlich, Jacksonville Admitted 1942; Died July 12, 2005 Murray B. Epstein, Miami Admitted 1974; Died December 24, 2004 Marshall N. Feuer, Miami Admitted 1948; Died May 20, 2000 Pamela Fleischmann, Largo Admitted 1981; Died December 18, 2002 Earl G. Gallop, Miami Admitted 1974; Died June 18, 2004 David Moss Griffin, Mount Airy, GA Admitted 1975; Died January 18, 2004 Victor P. Griley, Miami Admitted 1934; Died February 5, 2002 Peter Frank Gulotta, Jr., Boynton Beach Admitted 1976; Died December 19, 2004 Charles O. Hagan, Jr., Bokeelia Admitted 1979; Died January 3, 2005 Everett N. Hamilton, Rotonda West Admitted 1971; Died January 20, 2001 Christopher Burt Herrick, Ocala Admitted 1987; Died March 18, 2005 James Russel Hilbert, Jr., Clearwater Admitted 1992; Died June 1, 2005 Edward J. Hill, Tallahassee Admitted 1954; Died December 22, 2004 H. Leon Holbrook, Jacksonville Admitted 1947; Died May 19, 2005 Seymour L. Honig, Tampa Admitted 1962; Died April 16, 2005 Georgena Howell, Columbus, OH Admitted 1960; Died May 21, 2003 Corise P. Varn, Bunnell Admitted 1949; Died June 10, 2005last_img read more

Super Rugby AU opens with a whimper rather than a bang

first_imgThe return of Western Force and a slew of rule changes to speed up play had raised hopes that Super Rugby AU might deliver entertainment for fans but Australia’s domestic tournament has already been panned by critics after two rounds.Following an error-strewn win over the New South Wales Waratahs in week one, the Queensland Reds drew 18-18 with the Melbourne Rebels at Sydney’s Brookvale Oval on Friday, a match roundly condemned by media pundits for a low standard of play.Even Fox Sports’ Greg Clark, who as a commentator for the rights-holding broadcaster has some interest in talking up the game, dismissed much of the clash as a “borefest”. It was another match that fell short of the standards produced in New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa, which has seen fans flock to stadiums.Super Rugby AU’s opening round ratings on pay TV platform Foxtel underlined the challenge RA faces to negotiate a new rights deal after 2020, with the Queensland-NSW clash drawing barely a quarter of the viewers generated by Australian Rules and rugby league games on the same weekend.”We want television executives to be entertained … so there is a chance Super Rugby has a future,” The Australian’s Wally Mason wrote in an editorial.”Sadly, the snooze-fests being served up in Super Rugby AU at the moment are doing none of that.”Topics : It produced the first use of the new “Super time” rule, in which the first team to score in extra time wins, yet neither side grabbed the opportunity.”It was a case of no one wanting to lose,” Rebels playmaker Matt Toomua conceded.”If a draw is like kissing your sister, then a draw after extra time is like giving her a French kiss. It’s much worse.”The return of the Force on Saturday, three years after being axed from Super Rugby, was emotional for the fans but ultimately disappointing as they went down 23-14 to the Waratahs.last_img read more

Halilhodzic’s Japan won against Uzbekistan

first_imgLed by renowned BH expert, Vahid Halilhodzic, Samurai yesterday demonstrated power against Uzbekistan in front of home supporters.After his debut against Tunisia on Friday, when he achieved a win of 2:0, yesterday Vaha led Samurai to the convincing triumph of 5:1.Aoyama scored the first goal in the 6th minute with a beautiful volley from around 30 meters. Okazaki increased the result to 2:0. And public could see a show of goals in the finish of the match. Shibasaki scored for 3:0 in the 80th minute, and Tuhtahujaev cored the consoling goal for guests.Usami and Kawamata suppressed the opponent until the end, and confirmed that our expert is doing excellent work there.(Source:

Chelsea have ‘problems’ but Conte doesn’t want sympathy

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Antonio Conte insists he isn’t looking for sympathy despite admitting Chelsea are facing problems at the start of their Premier League title defence.Conte has been frustrated by Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets while the champions’ title rivals embarked on multi-million pound spending sprees.The Chelsea manager’s public complaints about the size of his squad have grown louder since his club’s decision to sanction the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.Asked about Conte’s grumbling, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger aimed a jibe at the Italian this week, pointing to Chelsea sending numerous players out on loan in recent weeks.With Conte also having fallen out with star striker Diego Costa during the close-season, former England captain Alan Shearer has said there is “something brewing which isn’t nice” at Stamford Bridge.Now Conte has conceded it hasn’t been plain sailing for Chelsea as they prepare for their Premier League opener at home to Burnley on Saturday.“We are facing different problems. But we must be ready to try to do our best tomorrow,” he told reporters on Friday. But despite Chelsea’s troubles, the former Juventus coach claimed he doesn’t care what anyone thinks about his club’s predicament.“I’m not looking for sympathy of any coaches for this situation. This is my message,” Conte said.“The situation is clear. If the club decide to send on loan players for their development it’s because these players are not ready to play for Chelsea.“It’s simple. I think I’m the coach of this team. My aim is to try to improve my players, to try to improve my team.“I repeat: my only task is to focus on the pitch, what happens on the pitch, during the training session to work with my players. This must be my focus during this period.“The club knows very well what is my opinion. And then I repeat: the club is trying to do their best on the transfer market.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Publix asks customers not to openly carry guns

first_imgPublix is the latest retailer asking its customers not to openly carry guns in their stores.The Florida-based company has over 12-hundred stores across the southeastern U.S., including in some states where open carry is legal.The state of Florida does not permit open carry of fire arms within its jurisdiction meaning that anyone openly carrying a fire arm in public is performing an unlawful act, whether or not they have a permit.Individuals in the state are allowed to openly carry firearms when they are inside their homes or places of business.Publix follows other retailers such as Walmart and Kroger, who have made similar requests following mass shootings in multiple states this year.“Publix respectfully requests that only law enforcement officials openly carry firearms in our stores,” the store said in a statement.last_img read more

Big, bad Seahawks defense shuts down Peyton Manning and Broncos

first_imgSeattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (25) reacts during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Best defense in NFL carries Seattle to titleEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Richard Sherman felt the need to apologize.While the rest of his teammates bounced around in celebration, Sherman hobbled on a pair of crutches, the pain in his right ankle keeping him from enjoying the rain storm of confetti.“This championship hat, winning, achieving a dream it really numbs the pain a lot. It was really hurting and I was sad I let my teammates down I wasn’t able to finish the game,” Sherman said. “I knew they would step up for me and do that. This feeling is just unbelievable. It’s a dream come true.”Led by its All-Pro cornerback, Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary and the nastiest defense in the NFL proved the strength of the Seahawks was greater than the record-setting arm of Peyton Manning in their stunning 43-8 rout on Sunday night.Sherman’s night was, well, kind of boring. After two weeks of so much attention landing at Sherman’s feet for what happened at the end of the NFC championship game, his Super Bowl night was rather uneventful.That was by design. Manning wasn’t about to mess with arguably the best cornerback in the NFL.Manning carefully tried to avoid throwing at Sherman, leaving the rest of his mates in the secondary to make the plays. Safety Kam Chancellor flattened Demaryius Thomas on Denver’s third offensive play, a tone setting moment that epitomized what Seattle was hoping to accomplish against the Broncos talented receivers.Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates after intercepting a pass intended for Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Feb. 2, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)“I definitely think it did. It just sends a message that anytime you come across the middle you have a chance of getting wrecked,” Chancellor said. “And that’s the way we play on defense. We play physical. We want to instill our will. We want to be a grimy defense.”Chancellor later had an interception on an overthrown pass, cornerback Byron Maxwell forced a fumble in the third quarter and safety Earl Thomas cleaned up everything leftover — which wasn’t much.The result was one of the most lopsided Super Bowl’s ever against the most prolific offense the league had even seen.“You can never expect it but I wasn’t really shocked. I expected us to stand up,” Sherman said. “I didn’t expect us to give up a whole lot of points. It’s not our standard to give up a whole lot of points. We haven’t done it all year. We knew we would play sound football.”That secondary got plenty of help along with way from a defensive line that got enough pressure to make Manning uncomfortable. They only sacked Manning once, but disrupted the timing of the Broncos pass game regularly. Manning either made an extra pump, or had to take an extra slide step because of the pressure coming at him and the coverage in the secondary.And when the passes were thrown, there was almost always someone there to make the tackle. As was their approach all season, Seattle was not going get beaten by the big play. Everything was thrown underneath.Denver’s longest pass play was 23 yards.“Tackling was going to be so important in this game,” Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said. “It was something we stress all the time, but for us when we play our zone coverages how fast can we close and really eliminate the yards after contact.”Sherman was targeted only once in the first half when Manning threw a pass away that floated out of bounds. It came during the only drive of the half where Denver threatened to score, only to get turned away on fourth down.Sherman was targeted more in the second half and twice had to be tended to by trainers for injuries. The last time finally sent him to the locker room and left Sherman on crutches and in a boot for the celebration.But Sherman insisted he would be healthy enough for the championship parade coming on Wednesday after the Seahawks gave a performance that showed their success goes beyond their spotlighted secondary.“It’s a lot of guys a lot of people haven’t heard of and probably should be in the Pro Bowl and All-Pros and things like that,” Sherman said. “I think they learned how complete of a team we are, how complete our defense is.“It’s not just the ‘Legion of Boom’ back there with four guys who play good football.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.orglast_img read more