Boks give England a record hammering

first_img24 November 2008After narrow victories over Wales and Scotland, the Springboks were expected to be pushed hard by England in their final test of the year on Saturday. As it happened, South Africa saved their best for last, crushing England 42-6 to hand them their biggest loss ever at Twickenham.The victory was built on a stubborn hard-hitting defence and opportunistic counter-attacking with a sharp edge.Captain John Smit said afterwards that South Africa won the battle of the advantage line: when the Boks had the ball they dented the line, while England were knocked backwards when they had the ball.Committed and ferociousThe image of England retaining possession but losing territory is one that will remain from the test; time after time they were repulsed by committed and ferocious gang tackling which earned the Springboks the upper hand at the collisions.England did well to force a number of turnovers – probably the area of South Africa’s game that was most concerning – but they were unable to do much with the ball they won because of the Boks’ fierce tackling.When England managed to get close to the South African tryline some outstanding defence stopped them crossing the whitewash; Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha came up with two of the best stops of the game, with England looking odds-on to score on both occasions.Attacking defenceA number of tries resulted from defence – attacking defence – as the Springboks ran in five tries to nil.Meanwhile, the experiment of converting Ruan Pienaar from scrumhalf to flyhalf proved to be an outstanding success. He performed well in all three of the Springboks’ tests on their tour and was very impressive at Twickenham.The suggestion by former Brumbies and Wallabies coach that Pienaar reminds him of Australian legend Stephen Larkham looks as if it could be accurate.Kick offEngland started the game with a grubber from the kick off. Schalk Burger managed to gather the ball, but the Springboks were penalised for going off their feet at the breakdown. Danny Cipriani stepped up and slotted the penalty to give the home team a 3-0 lead in the first minute.When Conrad Jantjes kicked off for the Boks, his kick went directly into touch. From the resulting scrum on the halfway line South Africa were penalised. After the unconvincing showings of the previous two weeks, Springbok supporters could have been forgiven for thinking it was going to be “one of those days”. However, the SA ship was soon righted.LevelCaptain Smit forced a penalty at a ruck by staying on his feet as he tried to win the ball while England held onto possession. Ruan Pienaar took a kick at goal and struck it sweetly to pull South Africa level at 3-3.The early scrums were a mess and after nine minutes referee Nigel Owens penalised the Boks at a set piece. England flyhalf Cipriani attempted a penalty from 49 metres out, but was short of the uprights.There was a heart-in-mouth moment for South African fans when Jantjes had a kick charged down inside the SA 22. Bryan Habana raced back to gather the ball, but conceded a five-metre scrum to the England.First tryFour minutes later the Springboks had turned defence into attack and forced a scrum near the England tryline. Pienaar made a half-break to force England onto the back foot. Then, when the ball was moved inside, Danie Rossouw ran onto it at pace, fought his way through three would-be tacklers and crashed over near the posts for the first try of the match.Pienaar knocked over the easy conversion to put the Springboks seven points clear at 10-3.The flyhalf was then solely responsible for South Africa’s next try when he charged down a kick by Cipriani, fielded the bouncing ball and ran through to score under the English uprights.His conversion increased the SA advantage to 17-3.Try-saving tackleThree minutes later England broke out after a swiftly taken penalty. Delon Armitage headed for the right hand corner, but Bakkies Botha with a superb effort and excellent cover defence, tackled him and forced the fullback to put a foot on the sideline only metres from the tryline as JP Pietersen arrived to assist him.Pienaar knocked over another penalty to put South Africa 20-3 ahead, but Cipriani answered with one for England to make the score 20-6.Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira was yellow-carded 10 minutes from the break for going off his feet at a ruck, leaving South Africa to play most of the rest of the half with only 14 men. England, though, could not take advantage of their numerical superiority.After the break England worked their way up to the South African tryline, but Victor Matfield made an outstanding tackle to turn back the English charge less than a metre short of the line.Sharp blowShortly afterwards the Boks struck a sharp blow in response to England’s attacking efforts. JP Pietersen made an incision into the England backline with a nice run before offloading to Adrian Jacobs who, with a sharp change of direction, wrong-footed Armitage and then held off the covering Paul Sackey to crash over for South Africa’s third try.Pienaar slotted the conversion to move South Africa into a 27-6 lead.Once again England worked their way up the field, but South Africa’s defence was stubborn and Bryan Habana stopped the home team in their tracks with an outstanding and powerful tackle.30 points upAfter an hour Jaque Fourie, on as a substitute, won SA a penalty and Pienaar made it 30-6.For the second time in the contest South Africa were reduced to 14 men when referee Owens deemed Jantjes guilty of obstruction as England sought a way through the stubborn Springbok defence. It appeared to be a dubious decision with replays indicating that Jantjes had merely stood his ground after the ball had been chipped over his head.With less than 10 minutes to go Francois Steyn almost created a fourth try for SA with a neat break. Habana was up in support and offloaded to Jean de Villiers, but he was brought down just short of the tryline.Fourth trySpringbok determination and doggedness was underlined four minutes from time when they once again blunted an England attack and turned the ball over. Steyn punted far downfield and Fourie chased. He arrived at the ball fractionally after Paul Sackey, but wrestled the ball from the England winger.Delon Armitage raced back to tackle Fourie, but he handed off the fullback, stumbled to his knees, regained his feet and ran through for South Africa’s fourth five-pointer. Steyn, whose kick had started the try-scoring movement, knocked over the conversion to extend the South African lead to 37-6.Habana scoresWith time running out the Springboks were awarded a free-kick, which they quickly moved wide. Good hands gave Habana some space and he dived over for Boks’ fifth try.Steyn was wide with the attempted conversion, but when the final whistle sounded straight after that South Africa had ended their three-match tour of the United Kingdom with a record 42-6 victory over England.Ironically, it was the same margin of victory as the Springboks achieved over the English in pool play at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, when they won 36-0.While most of England’s fans quietly left Twickenham, the Boks did a victory lap of the stadium, cheered on by the many South African fans in attendance.Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Court rules against WOTUS

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, postponing implementation of the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule.“We support the judge’s decision in North Dakota, which should give the courts and the public more time to figure out how to proceed with WOTUS. The Army Corps of Engineers has stated this rule is not based on science or law and is unlikely to withstand a legal challenge. When even the federal agencies responsible for this rule can’t agree on its constitutionality, it’s time for EPA to withdraw the rule and start this process over,” said Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association and a farmer from Newburg, Maryland. “It is EPA’s view that this injunction only applies to the 13 states that filed the request. We believe EPA is incorrect. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time. Whether the injunction applies to 13 states or all 50, the WOTUS rule will have serious consequences for every farmer and rancher in America. It must not be allowed to stand. From the beginning, we have asked for a rule that provides farmers with clarity and certainty about their responsibilities under the Clean Water Act. Instead, what we got was less clarity and less certainty —along with more paperwork, more permits, and more hassle.”NCGA and other opponents to the WOTUS rule felt that this was an important first step.“This court decision reinforces the need to permanently repeal the WOTUS rule. We urge the Senate to pass S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, as soon as possible. This law will force EPA to withdraw WOTUS and work with farmers and other stakeholders to rewrite the rule,” Bowling said. “Clean water is important to all of us. NCGA is committed to working with the EPA, the Corps, and other stakeholders to protect America’s water resources.”last_img read more

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How to Approach Shooting Bar and Restaurant Promo Videos

first_imgMaximize Your Production DayImage via Alexei Zatevakhin.Once you have your client onboard, you’ll want to set up a tight shooting day. Unless your bar or restaurant opens early, they usually operate on an afternoon-to-evening schedule. In my experience, I’ve always found that roughly a noon-to-midnight day is usually what I need for all elements of production. If you can get in before they officially open (but have still cleaned from the night before), you can get a lot of your stylized food and drink shots before they’re too busy. You can carefully lay out table elements to showcase some of their best dishes.From there, as the establishment opens and customers begin to slowly trickle in, I’d recommend moving to recording patrons enjoying the food, drinks, and establishment for a few hours. As the evening goes on, I’d recommend moving more to the wings to stay out of the way during peak business hours — but be sure to get the majority of your wide and establishing footage when the establishment is in full swing to capture the most life.Consider Adding TalentImage via S_Photo.When shooting people, sometimes it’s best to go with talent. While you can certainly hire professional actors, you could also just bring in coachable friends of the establishment — or your own. Very often, these people will be happy to model eating and drinking if it’s free.You can take your talent through a shot list of wides, mediums, and close-ups of them enjoying the food and the atmosphere. You can also get them to set your shots by repeating bites and sips under your direction while you tinker with lighting and camera settings.Make Your Workflow RepeatableImage via ImageBySutipond.Finally, if you’re looking to make this a steady production stream and a reliable source of income, once you’ve worked with one client, you can shop your services around to the next. If you’re confident in the prospects of making a steady job out of this, you can always do your first client for free or for bartered services — i.e. free food and drink over a set period of time, or up to a price point. You can create a case-study of your first client and show how your video efforts improved marketing and promotion, and even increased overall revenue. Cover image by lapandr.For more advice, tips and tricks for finding success in the film and video world, check out some of these articles below.5 Essential Rules for Working with a Second Camera OpInsights into the State of the Music Video Production IndustryFive Filmmaking Tips for Getting Connected in a New CityWhat to Keep in Mind When Creating Facebook Video Ads21 Free Motion Graphics Templates for Adobe Premiere Pro In this short guide, we round up some advice for filmmakers and videographers shooting promotional videos for restaurants and bars.In the professional video world, clients come in all shapes and sizes. Traditionally, bars and restaurants have not used video much in their marketing efforts — unless they’re at the chain level, or for the occasional TV spot. However, with the rise of affordable videography, and the need to use video content as part of grassroots advertising and social marketing measures, video is suddenly making sense for many bar and restaurant owners.Let’s look at some tips on how to approach these potential clients and how to start shooting strong promotional video content to help them grow their online brands.Get the Most out of the InvestmentImage via wong yu liang.If you’re going to approach bars and restaurants to shoot promo videos, you need to talk in terms of investment and returns. What is the ROI on paying you to shoot these videos, and how does that add money to their pockets? You’ll want to quickly show them all the ways video will help maximize their investment.Typically, bars and restaurants can use video in more ways than most owners realize. It might take some creativity on your part to capture all the necessary elements and create some targeted edits, but here are a few ways video can help restaurants and bars:Website landing page video: add flash to their website with a ready-loaded video showcasing their establishment.Yelp videos: a short video on a professional Yelp page can be more powerful than any user-generated content.Social Media videos/campaigns: these days, social media channels like Facebook and Instagram are some of the biggest drivers of small local business. Having a smart sizzle reel to go along with their targeted marketing efforts can be a huge boost.Stylized photos: while not a necessity, if you’re a videographer that also knows a thing or two about photography (and has a good two-way camera), adding 20-30 stylized photos to your deliverable package can go along way toward landing a good contract.last_img read more

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Past and present NRL players unite ahead of Play NRL Round

first_img The website also covers information on joining an NRL Club as a member; education resources for teachers and students; and course information available for coaches, sports trainers, referees and others – all aimed at improving levels within the game. Fans are encouraged to visit www.playnrl.com to search for a local team, sign up and find out season times.  “I still love running around the backyard with my kids and kicking the footy.  They play in a local touch football competition and footy provides an opportunity for people of all ages to get outside, keep fit and active and enjoy time with their friends in a relaxed and fun environment.” Play NRL Round is focussed on encouraging people of all ages – from six to sixty and beyond, to sign up to enjoy their local footy – whether it be playing; coaching; volunteering; or refereeing. “Whether it is touch, tag, or tackle – male, female or mixed teams – there is a team and an opportunity for everyone to be included in our game,” Mr Kimmorley said. “Play NRL round is all about celebrating everyone involved with a team at any level and at any age, whether it is touch, tag or tackle.  “The first two rounds have produced some exciting football on the field and plenty of fun for families attending off the field,” Mr Greenberg said. “For those not involved with a team, this is a great opportunity to head online to our Play NRL website and find your local team to join.”center_img Mr Greenberg encouraged fans to enjoy a live match experience over the round, with all home teams planning activities and special offers before, during and after matches. A host of past and present players including Paul Gallen, Matt King, Brett Kimmorley and Anthony Minichiello, joined NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg today to help celebrate the upcoming Play NRL Round (round three). They were joined, at a NSW Parliamentary Friends of Rugby League event, by NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres, Shadow Minister for Sport Lynda Voltz and a group of Parliamentary colleagues. 1.4 million Australians enjoyed playing a form of touch, tag or tackle in 2015. Kimmorley, who has played, coached and volunteered at a senior level, said the round was a great opportunity for people who were thinking about playing football to sign up ahead of local footy seasons starting soon. Related LinksPlay NRL Roundlast_img read more

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Video: Urban Meyer Announces That Running Back Mike Weber Has Earned Removal Of Black Stripe

first_imgMike Weber celebrating with his Ohio State football teammatesCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Mike Weber #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)One by one, members of Ohio State’s freshman class are earning the removal of their black stripe and officially becoming true Buckeyes. Offensive lineman Isaiah prince was the first freshman to earn the honor, and after today’s practice, Urban Meyer announced that Mike Weber has done the same.Mike Weber was a work today at practice and earned the removal of his black stripe. Welcome to the Buckeyes 20. #ScarletAndGrey #GoBuckA video posted by The Ohio State Football (@theohiostatefootball) on Aug 15, 2015 at 3:26pm PDT That has to be a pretty special feeling for an Ohio State freshman. Weber, a Detroit native, caught a bit of heat during the winter when he was photographed wearing Michigan gear. It is safe to say that he’s put that Ohio State faux pas behind him, as he becomes the second 2015 freshman to prove himself to the rest of the team.last_img read more

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Facebook wont pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case

first_img Cambridge Analytica suspended head to appear at UK committee © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: Facebook won’t pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case (2018, May 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-facebook-wont-compensation-cambridge-analytica.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furthercenter_img Facebook said Thursday it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The company made the statement in a list of written replies to questions by European Union lawmakers. The answers were promised after testimony earlier this week by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Brussels had left EU lawmakers frustrated about a lack of responses.Cambridge Analytica used the data of millions of Facebook users to target ads during political campaigns, including allegedly the U.S. presidential vote.EU lawmakers said that would make Facebook liable for compensation toward EU users.Facebook said the misuse of data was a “breach of trust,” but noted that no bank account or credit card details had been shared. And it said there was no evidence EU user data had been involved.Facebook has said previously that it first learned of the breach of privacy more than two years ago, but hadn’t mentioned it publicly until when the scandal broke out in March.The data was originally pulled together by an app, called “This Is Your Digital Life,” created by researcher Aleksandr Kogan. He paid about 270,000 people to take part in it. Cambridge Analytica later obtained information from the app for as many as 87 million Facebook users, as the app also vacuumed up data on people’s friends—including those who never downloaded the app or gave explicit consent. It is unclear how many of the users were in Europe.Facebook said Thursday that it is conducting a “forensic audit of Cambridge Analytica.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaves the EU Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. European Union lawmakers plan to press Zuckerberg on Tuesday about data protection standards at the internet giant at a hearing focused on a scandal over the alleged misuse of the personal information of millions of people. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)last_img read more

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Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10

first_img Elon Musk presents underground LA tunnel project Elon Musk said his Boring Company will hold an event to open its first test tunnel December 10 that will travel 155 miles per hour © 2018 AFP Explore further “The first tunnel is almost done,” Musk said on Twitter late Sunday night. “Opens Dec 10.”Responding to comments on Twitter, Musk said there would be an opening event that night and “free rides for the public next day.”Musk’s venture, “The Boring Company,” has been pushing the underground system as a futuristic concept that could radically speed transport within and between cities.In another tweeted response, Musk said the test tunnel has a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers).Supporters of the technology have discussed a vision where a trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco might take 30 minutes instead of five or six hours.A hyperloop is a shuttle pod that travels on magnetic rails, somewhat like a train, but which runs in a tube with little or no air. In theory, hyperloops could allow travel faster than the speed of sound.In a presentation in Los Angeles in May, Musk said vehicles could reach downtown LA from its international airport in under 10 minutes, with a long-term objective of reaching over 300 miles an hour.Hyperloop is one of Musk’s envelope-pushing ventures, along with SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Shares of Tesla have fallen more than 30 percent since August 7, when he infamously tweeted that he had funding lined up to take Tesla private. He subsequently paid a $20 million fine to settle after the US Securities and Exchange Commission accused the entrepreneur of fraud.Another visionary entrepreneur, Richard Branson, who like Musk also is involved in space travel, is backing a Virgin Hyperloop One which has been testing in Nevada and opened a research center in southern Spain. Virgin Hyperloop One confirmed on Monday that Branson is stepping down from its board of directors, saying the company “needs a more hands-on chairman.”Branson’s seat on the board will go to another Virgin Group executive.No mention was made of a decision last week by Branson to suspend two directorships linked to tourism projects in Saudi Arabia following the unexplained disappearance in Turkey of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.In a statement last week, Branson said also that his Virgin group would suspend discussions with Saudi Arabia over proposed investment in Virgin Galactic, which is set to carry out its first space flight within weeks.”What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi government,” Branson said.Several startups have also taken to pursuing the hyperloop idea after its feasibility was shared publicly in a white paper released by Musk about five years ago.Canadian company Transpod is working to begin testing the system in France.center_img Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ultra high-speed transport system will be unveiled in Los Angeles in early December with free test rides to the public, the entrepreneur announced. Citation: Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10 (2018, October 22) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-musk-la-hyperloop-tunnel-unveiled.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Set up integrated cement plants in Bengal Minister

first_imgNovember 30, 2018 Our Bureau Amit Mitra, West Bengal Finance and Industry Minister, urged the cement industry to set up integrated plants in the State. The State currently has 16 cement plants, but all of them are grinding and packaging units.The total installed capacity stands at 22 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) with Dalmia Bharat, JSW and Emami Cement being some major names.“We are hopeful cement companies will come up with proposals for integrated steel plants here,” he said at an event organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce.According to Mitra, JSW Cement will double its capacity to 4.8 million tonne per annum at Salboni.Dalmia Bharat Cement, whose plant too is located at Salboni, will ramp up its capacity to 4 million tonne per annum, while Star Cement is building Greenfield grinding plant of 2 mtpa at Jalpaiguri. Published on SHARE COMMENTcenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL West Bengal COMMENTSlast_img read more

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