Martin Castrogiovanni commits his future to Leicester

first_imgTAGS: Leicester Tigers Leicester Tigers chairman Peter Tom CBE said: “It is great news for the club that Castro has agreed to stay. He has attracted offers from elsewhere but, in considering all of his options, including his relationship with this club and its supporters, and his lifestyle and business interests here, he has decided that this is where his future lies. A large number of our supporters and season ticket holders own shares in the club and thousands of them contribute in terms of ticket sales so they all have a part to play. We have tremendously loyal supporters and one of the reasons behind our success is that the revenue we receive from season ticket sales allows us to maximise expenditure on the squad within the salary cap where some other clubs may be unable to do so. “We also invest significantly in support of the playing side, in preparation, conditioning and training facilities, and in the quality of our back-room staff, all with the aim of maintaining our success in the long term”“All of these factors are important when players are considering a future with us. There is a unique culture at this club which has been established over many years and players know they can develop with us inside a winning, successful environment.” Martin Castrogiovanni to stay at Welford RoadMartin Castrogiovanni has committed his future to Leicester Tigers after agreeing a new contract with the defending English champions. The Italy international tighthead prop is approaching 100 appearances for the club and has been a big hit with team-mates and supporters since his arrival at Welford Road in 2006.Named Premiership Player of the Year in his debut season in 2006/07, Castrogiovanni has won three league titles with Tigers in his first four years with the club as well as playing in the 2009 Heineken Cup Final and 2007 EDF Energy Cup Final.Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “Castro is a world-class player and we are delighted that he has decided to stay here. “He has moved to the top levels of the game during his time with us and our environment certainly suits him. He is happy in Leicester, he is very popular with the supporters and with his team-mates. Everyone knows that Castro has had opportunities to go elsewhere, but he has shown his commitment to the Tigers and we’re looking forward to his continued contribution in the future. Together with Dan Cole and Julian White, we have a group of top-class tighthead props and we want to keep them together to work as a group. With the increasing intensity of the professional game it is certainly an advantage to have top-class options available and to be able to keep players fresh in order to perform consistently at their best.” Castrogiovanni said: “A player has to think about of lot of things when he is trying to decide on the future, and money is not everything. I have always said that I enjoy my rugby at Leicester Tigers, I like it here and I always had in my mind that I wanted to stay. The club and the players have been great for me and I am very happy here. The supporters have been brilliant. The support they have shown me, especially recently, has been unbelievable. I am extremely happy that we have now come to an agreement with the club. I am really proud to be part of this club. I want to give 100 per cent for the shirt because it is a Leicester Tigers shirt.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Archbishop of York John Sentamu to retire in 2020

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI People Rector Belleville, IL Archbishop of York John Sentamu to retire in 2020 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Communion, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Oct 1, 2018 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of York John Sentamu will retire on June 7, 2020, three days ahead of his 71st birthday, it was announced Oct. 1. Church of England clergy are required to retire at 70, but the queen, as supreme governor of the Church of England, has the power in her discretion to extend that for up to one year.Read the full article here. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

HLF asks grant recipients to thank National Lottery players for support

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: Heritage Lottery Fund thank you Advertisement The Heritage Lottery Fund is encouraging visitor attractions that have benefitted from HLF funding to thank National Lottery players this December for their support with free entry or a treat.The Heritage Lottery Fund is reminding its beneficiaries that without National Lottery players, the £7.7 billion of funding awarded to more than 42,000 heritage projects since 1994, would not have been possible. As part of a month-long National Lottery celebration, HLF is asking attractions to take part in a co-ordinated week of free offer activity from 11-17 December, suggesting that if they already offer free entry, they offer an alternative treat such as a free coffee, a guided tour, or free tickets to a paid-for exhibition.As an example, HLF is providing information on Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Gainsborough’s House and the Watts Gallery, which have all piloted ‘free-entry-with-a-National-Lottery-ticket’ promotions, and, says HLF, reported increased footfall and a wider demographic of visitors than they would normally expect, as well as a positive response overall.HLF and The National Lottery will support attractions’ involvement with website, social media, and press promotion, and details of the campaign will be featured on 37,000 National Lottery point-of-sale media screens.Venues can register their participation online and download a toolkit to help them with running their promotion.  159 total views,  1 views today HLF asks grant recipients to thank National Lottery players for supportcenter_img  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 16 October 2017 | News 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 read more

“Employability skills” key for graduates

first_imgLinkedin Advertisement Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision TAGSeducationLimerick College of Further EducationPat Maunsell LCFE director News“Employability skills” key for graduatesBy John Keogh – October 30, 2014 859 Twitter Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Print Previous articlePremier night party for film festivalNext articleSophie’s legacy John Keogh Facebookcenter_img Applied Social Studies graduates at the recent Limerick College of Further Education graduation ceremony Applied Social Studies graduates at the recent Limerick College of Further Education graduation ceremonyTHIRD level research has emphasised the need for a shift “from skills for employment towards skills for ‘employability’”, according to Limerick College of Further Education director Pat Maunsell.Speaking at the college’s annual graduation ceremony last week, he said: “Today, one has to be a lifelong learner. You must be good at learning. Recent research emphasizes the shift from skills for employment towards skills for ‘employability. Skills such as good communication, interpersonal and ICT skills are crucial for success today because all jobs require them.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Maunsell also said that the LCFE can play a key role in the region’s economic recovery.He continued: “This fast-paced world is constantly changing and the future will be challenging for all of us.  We live in difficult economic times where there are financial and other pressures on us all.  The indicators are though that things are picking up.  We believe that LCFE can play an important role in the recovery of the Limerick and Clare region and play a significant role in getting people back to work and onto to higher education if they so wish.”Almost 250 learners received awards in various disciplines and the ceremony, held in The Strand Hotel, was attended by more than 750 guests and graduates. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Email Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launched Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards WhatsApplast_img read more

Woman’s body found close to Ards Friary

first_img Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp The body of a woman has been found near Ards Friary.In a statement tonight, Donegal Mountain Rescue Team have confirmed they were called at 6.25pm to search for a missing 54 year old woman.The cliff and shore search included a dog search unit attached to DMRT, along with the Rescue 118 Helicopter, 2 Coast Guard boats, gardai and Friary staff. One of the search dogs found the woman’s body. DMRT say the helicopter had some difficulty dropping the winch man onto the scene, but eventually the body was winched on board and brought to Sligo General Hospital. The rescue team was stood down just before 10 o’clock. Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Woman’s body found close to Ards Friary Twitter Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 14, 2012 Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleHSE opens helpline for Donegal parents concerned about their childrenNext articleWork on waterworks in Lifford and St Johnston finally begins News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

Spitfire which crashed in Inishowen 70 years ago returned to Derry

first_imgNews Previous articleSenator Harte calls for fix-it website to be set up in DonegalNext articleShots fired at house in Derry News Highland Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp 70 years after a Spitfire took off from runway 02 at RAF Eglinton, its tailwheel finally touched down again yesterday on the same runway at the City of Derry Airport.The Spitfire was successfully excavated in June this year from a boggy moor on the Inishowen peninsula.Jonny McNee who organised this first licenced excavation of a WW2 aircraft in Ireland said the team has been stunned by the state of preservation of the remains.The first aid kit, the pilot’s helmet and incredibly paperwork were succesfully recovered while the machine guns, currently being cleaned by the Irish Defence Force’s Ordnance team, are immaculate.All the recovered remains have now been carefully cleaned, identified, preserved and catalogued.Derry City Council is now  focusing on how best to display the historic aircraft.The substantial remains of the RAF aircraft, which was abandoned by its American pilot after the engine overheated during a convoy patrol, were recovered as part of a BBC NI three-part documentary series called Dig WW2 which will be broadcast early next year.The dig was filmed by Derry based TV company 360 Production Spitfire which crashed in Inishowen 70 years ago returned to Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Facebook By News Highland – August 6, 2011 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Paddy Harte confirmed as new Chairperson of International Fund for Ireland

first_img Previous articleÚdarás announce major funding injection for 2019 programmeNext articleMinister vows to revisit Donegal to progress flood relief works News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – March 8, 2019 WhatsApp Paddy Harte confirmed as new Chairperson of International Fund for Ireland AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction The new Chairperson of the International Fund for Ireland is flying to Washington today to lobby the US government for more funding.Donegal man Paddy Harte previously worked for the fund, and says he’s looking forward to the challenge of approaching its work from a different angle.Mr Harte, who took up the position on March 1st, says the fund has a major role to play in promoting reconciliation, and in his time working with the fund, he saw some important developments:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Trans-equatorial migration, staging sites and wintering area of Sabine’s Gulls Larus sabini in the Atlantic Ocean

first_imgThe migrations and winter distributions of most seabirds, particularly small pelagic species, remain poorly understood despite their potential as indicators of marine ecosystem health. Here we report the use of miniature archival light loggers (geolocators) to trackthe annual migration of Sabine’s Gull Larus sabini, a small (c. 200 g) Arctic-breeding larid. We describe their migratory routes and identify previously unknown staging sites in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as their main Atlantic wintering area in the southern hemisphere. Sabine’s Gulls breeding in northeast Greenland displayed an average annualmigration of almost 32 000 km (n = 6), with the longest return journey spanning close to 39 000 km (not including local movements at staging sites or within the winteringarea). On their southern migration, they spent an average of 45 days in the Bay of Biscay and Iberian Sea, off the coasts of France, Spain and Portugal. They all wintered in closeassociation with the cold waters of the Benguela Upwelling, spending an average of 152 days in that area. On their return north, Sabine’s Gulls staged off the west African coast (Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal), spending on average 19 days at this site. This leg of migration was particularly rapid, birds travelling an average of 813 km⁄ day, assisted by the prevailing winds. Sabine’s Gulls generally followed a similar path on their outbound and return migrations, and did not exhibit the broad figure-of-eight pattern (anti clockwise in the southern hemisphere and clockwise in the northern hemisphere) seen inother trans-equatorial seabirds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.last_img read more

Confirmation of EMIC wave driven relativistic electron precipitation

first_imgElectromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves are believed to be an important source of pitch angle scattering driven relativistic electron loss from the radiation belts. To date, investigations of this precipitation have been largely theoretical in nature, limited to calculations of precipitation characteristics based on wave observations and small-scale studies. Large-scale investigation of EMIC wave-driven electron precipitation has been hindered by a lack of combined wave and precipitation measurements. Analysis of electron flux data from the POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites) spacecraft has been suggested as a means of investigating EMIC wave-driven electron precipitation characteristics, using a precipitation signature particular to EMIC waves. Until now the lack of supporting wave measurements for these POES-detected precipitation events has resulted in uncertainty regarding the driver of the precipitation. In this paper we complete a statistical study comparing POES precipitation measurements with wave data from several ground-based search coil magnetometers; we further present a case study examining the global nature of this precipitation. We show that a significant proportion of the precipitation events correspond with EMIC wave detections on the ground; for precipitation events that occur directly over the magnetometers, this detection rate can be as high as 90%. Our results demonstrate that the precipitation region is often stationary in magnetic local time, narrow in L, and close to the expected plasmapause position. Predominantly, the precipitation is associated with helium band rising tone Pc1 waves on the ground. The success of this study proves the viability of POES precipitation data for investigating EMIC wave-driven electron precipitation.last_img read more

Indigenous leaders call for an end to new Amazon oil drilling and mining

first_imgWhat is COP25?The COP25 climate talks in Madrid began on 2 December and end this Friday, with activists from all over the world travelling to discuss their environmental concerns at the UN’s Framework Convention.The meeting was originally scheduled to take place in Chile, but political unrest in Santiago led to the change in venue.Teenage activist Greta Thunberg joined a march with 500,000 campaigners in the Spanish capital on Friday, calling for world leaders to listen.A report on the world’s “carbon budget” was published earlier last week, revealing that greenhouse gas emissions rose by 0.6%, which is less than previous years but still not enough to meet the Paris Agreement goals.At the event, it has been discussed what governments have, or haven’t done over the past year to contribute to a greener economy, as well as updates from ocean campaigners on the fight to clean-up marine life. Greenpeace response to the planned expansionHead of Greenpeace UK’s climate emergency campaign, Rosie Rogers, said: “We will all pay for the expansion of oil production in the upper Amazon.“This short-sighted plan will come with devastating consequences for the climate, and world leaders should listen carefully to the indigenous leaders confronting them in Madrid.“Without a decision to ban this drilling, they will be the canaries in the global coal mine.“It’s already open season in the Amazon, with this year’s Bolsonaro-backed fires burning huge swathes of the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem to the ground for farmland.“If Ecuador and Peru do give the green light to oil barons, it leaves little hope for the rainforest, its wildlife and the people that call it home, not to mention tackling the climate emergency.”Amazon Watch says deforestation promoted by the advance of industrial development could lead to the additional emission of four billion tonnes of carbon (Credit: Flickr/Jami Dwyer) Why the indigenous leaders challenged an increase in oil and mining operationsThe region in question, known as the Sacred Headwaters, is synonymous with its biological and cultural diversity, with more than 500,000 inhabitants from more than 20 nationalities – some of which are uncontacted.Spanning across 30 million hectares of land within Ecuador and Peru, the area has an estimated five billion barrels of untapped oil reserves, which Amazon Watch says is the equivalent to avoiding over two billion metric tonnes of CO2.The Amazon Rainforest runs through several countries, including Ecuador and Peru (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)The report added that deforestation promoted by the advance of industrial development could lead to the additional emission of four billion tonnes of carbon.It highlights that the world must begin a rapid phase-out of fossil fuel production and keep oil in the ground to have a chance of meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement target goal of restricting global temperature rise to 1.5C.Peru’s Wampis Nation president, Wrays Perez, said: “It is absurd that all these countries come to talk about stopping climate change while at the same time forcing new oil drilling in our territories, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.” The area at threat from a “huge” expansion of operations is home to more than 500,000 inhabitants from more than 20 nationalitiescenter_img China’s impact on the potential expansionAmazon Watch claims 27 oil blocks pose a threat to the region and that companies from Chile, the original host of COP25, and China, the host of next year’s conference on biodiversity, threaten the future of the Amazon.Ecuador is set to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil consortium next year, allowing it to boost its oil production and settle financial debts with China.Amazon Watch climate and energy director Kevin Koenig said: “Our investigation shows that a massive portion of the existing and expanded crude oil production is being used to pay off billions in loans to China.“It is a country with a stated ambition to advance an ecological civilization, and that over 50% of the crude oil from the Western Amazon goes to California’s refineries, a state that prides itself as a climate leader.” Tyson Miller,’s forest program director, said: ‘It’s time for European banks to play a responsible and constructive role in advancing life over profits’ (Credit: Flickr/Julien Gomba) Indigenous leaders have called for global support to prevent new oil drilling and mining operations in the Amazon, following a report revealing plans for a “huge” expansion.The Amazon Headwaters: Territories for life Under Threat, report compiled by California-based Amazon Watch, which aims to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous people, revealed that Ecuador and Peru are set to sanction oil extraction across an area of forest the size of Italy.In response, indigenous leaders from the South American countries have travelled to the UN’s COP25 climate change conference in Madrid to challenge the expansion of such operations in the Amazon.Marlon Vargas, president of the confederation of indigenous nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE), said: “Enough is enough. For decades we have made it clear that we don’t want drilling and mining in our territories.“Now western science shows that it is not just fossil fuel emissions, but also the forest destruction that comes with it.“With less than a decade to stop climate change, we need to draw a line and decide what the price is we are willing to pay for some barrels of oil.”last_img read more