Paul O’Connell insists Ireland have not kept their powder dry at the World Cup in a bid to outwit France in Sunday’s crucial World Cup battle. Ireland’s entire World Cup campaign was always likely to revolve around this battle with Les Bleus, but O’Connell has rejected suggestions Schmidt’s men will roll out an entirely new approach this weekend. “We haven’t been keeping anything up our sleeve,” said O’Connell. “If we’re going to live by the philosophy that we’ve lived by in the last two years that we take each game in turn and that the next game’s the most important one, then we need to carry that through. “I believe it’s important that we’ve done that over the last few months. “And we’ve tried plenty of plays in games but they just haven’t come off as well as we would have liked. “And that’s probably reflected in some of our results and some of those summer games as well, so we haven’t held anything back. “We’ve put everything into this week and we’ll do the same the week after.” Johnny Sexton started the week by revealing head coach Joe Schmidt has devised a new set of attacking plays specifically targeted at unlocking France’s defence in Cardiff. Beat France and Ireland will top Pool D and meet Argentina in the last eight, avoiding defending champions New Zealand in the process. Press Association
Football Association of BiH expressed the gratitude to all the fans who attended the qualifying match Belgium – BiH in Brussels, and loudly cheered for our national team.“Regardless of the match and result, fans have supported our Dragons throughout the match. Furthermore, they showed a very good behavior, since there were no incidents. In this way, they confirmed once again that we have a very loyal audience that supports our best selection whether they win or not, and who knows to gracefully accept everything that happens on the ground even if it is not in accordance with the wishes and expectations,” as released from the Football Association of BiH.From the Football Association of BiH also expressed gratitude towards competent security structures of BiH, on very professional approach and cooperation with the Football Association of BiH, as well as Belgian police for full contribution tin order for match in Brussels to pass without any trouble on the stands, as stated from the Association.(Source: faktor.ba)
ESPN national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton may be in a bit of hot water after making an incredibly embarrassing mistake Wednesday afternoon. Hamilton, attempting to tweet out a link with video highlights of four-star linebacker recruit Roquan Smith, instead included a link to a PornHub video. He quickly deleted the post and replaced it with the correct link, but the damage was already done – numerous users screenshotted the transgression and began circulating it.Hey @Kmarkobarstool That link is NOT Roquan Smiths highlight tape FYI pic.twitter.com/cyJBEDyxmB— ElOsoBlanco (@BSElOsoBlanco) January 21, 2015The only saving grace? The link didn’t include any kind of clue as to what the video actually contained. Still, Hamilton is bound to hear about this from those higher up.
If the Ole Miss Rebels are going to return to form in 2015, they’re going to need all of their star players to get healthy by September. Luckily, it looks like both wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche are ahead of schedule in recovering from broken ankle injuries this past season. Treadwell posted a video of the duo doing sprints this past weekend. They both look to be moving pretty well, all things considered.Ole Miss made some serious noise in the SEC West this year before injuries eventually derailed their dreams of a historic season. Perhaps they’ll be a force to reckon with again in 2015.
APTN National NewsHow to protect the Yukon’s Pell River watershed has been a major source of debate.Now, the public has one last chance to give their input.As APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean discovered, even -40C weather didn’t stop one elder from coming out to give his views.
Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,096.07, up 80.39 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 41 cents, or 6.14 per cent, to $7.09 on 13.9 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $1.17, or 6.41 per cent, to $19.42 on 5.3 million shares.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up $2.68, or 11.82 per cent, to $25.36 on 4.5 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Up 29 cents, or 4.28 per cent, to $7.06 on 4.14 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $3.19 on 4.09 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 29 cents, or 1.96 per cent, to $15.10 on 3.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE). Engineering and construction. Up 10 cents, or 0.51 per cent, to $19.89 on 488,067 shares. The construction company says it has received two regulatory permissions needed for it to be sold to a Chinese state-owned company for $1.5 billion. The deal with CCCC International Holding Ltd., however, still faces a review under the Investment Canada Act.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival.The three-day New Year’s Eve festival takes place in South Lake Tahoe, California. This year’s lineup includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headlining among more than 40 artists. SnowGlobe will also showcase extreme winter sports demonstrations.Terms were not disclosed in Monday’s announcement. MTV says it’s taking the next step in “its resurgence by expanding deeper into live events.”MTV plans to reinvent its New Year’s Eve coverage, connecting SnowGlobe with MTV’s Times Square studio in New York. The cable network also plans to expand SnowGlobe to additional dates and locations worldwide and leverage its team to launch other new events.MTV launched MTV Studios in June.
Recommendations based off of the eight dimension-specific frameworks included;Action• Continue to ensure that City communications employ a diverse range of strategies and tools to communicate with seniors, including traditional media, posters, social media, emails, and word of mouth.• Advocacy • Work with community-nonprofit organizations and local media outlets to continue supporting the development of routine seniors communication tools.• Work with the Fort St. John Public Library and Northern Lights Collegeto continue developing and offering social media training for older residents. By using the interviewing process of key members of the City such as Northern Health, The North Peace Seniors Housing Society, Save our Seniors and other groups not listed, gave their views on amenities and services offered to seniors in Fort St. John.A physical walkthrough of the City was done by several of the members of the fore mentioned groups going to places most regularly used by seniors and assessed mobility barriers at each location. The third data collection tool was a survey of all residents of Fort St. John, 55 years and older, 118 responses to the survey were received.Assets to the senior’s community are a range of groups and organizations that provide services to seniors. Seniors are advocating for themselves and using their political voice which is important in a community such as Fort St. John that has a younger demographic profile. There are facilities such as the Pomeroy where seniors can go to be active as well as senior-focused facilities that support healthy ageing such as the seniors Hall.The barriers that can be an issue for ageing are a shortage of affordable housing and most noticeable in rental units. After a census in 2016, 44 percent of seniors who rent have inadequate or unsuitable shelter or the shelter costs that exceed 30 percent of their income. The Handy Dart was recognized as a vital part of transportation yet has limited hours and availability. Social media is becoming a barrier regarding communication for seniors as they may no longer be aware of upcoming events. As the Seniors Hall is an asset, it is only open two days a week which means limited opportunities for social participation. There was also a large emphasis for long waitlists with medical and health professionals as another barrier.To make Fort St. John more age-friendly, recommendations were broken down into global recommendations such as;• That the City of Fort St. John establish an Age-Friendly Advisory Committee• That the City of Fort St. John review current and future policies and programs through an age-friendly lens• That the City of Fort St. John develop and adopt universal design policies and bylaws for all new construction FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Results and findings of the Age-Friendly Assesment and Action Plan were presented to City Council.Seniors are a growing segment of the population in Fort St. John, and with the findings of the Assessment and Action plan, these will provide a foundation for planning and decision making for Seniors programs and services in the future.By using a framework assesment structure to look at both the physical and social environments for Seniors. The eight dimensions include; Housing, Transportation, Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, Community Support and Health Services, Social Participation, Civic Participation and Employment, Communication and Information, Respect and Social Inclusion.
New Delhi: Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh’s remarks supporting the return of Narendra Modi as prime minister are violative of model code of conduct, the Election Commission has concluded.Sources said since Singh holds a constitutional post, the EC will write to President Ram Nath Kovind, flagging the issue. The poll panel had examined the remarks made by the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister in the light of model code violation as holding a constitutional post makes him “apolitical”. Addressing BJP workers at his Aligarh residence on March 23, Singh reportedly said, “All of us are BJP workers and we want the party to win. We want Modiji to become the prime minister. It is necessary that Modiji becomes the PM again.” The Governor made these remarks to placate some agitated BJP members who gathered outside his house over ticket distribution.
Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor Khan she says she has taken a conscious decision to do films that are socially relevant. Some of her recent outings such as Udta Punjab, Ki and Ka, Veere Di Wedding and her next two releases Good News and Angrezi Medium deal with various social issues like substance abuse, feminism, surrogacy and education. “There is conscious effort to do movies that have social topic and subjects and stories that can touch hearts. Even if my part is smaller, I want to blend in films that are relevant.” Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”Films like Veere Di Wedding broke boundaries in many ways, it was a story of four friends, no one addressed their issues in public domain. Similarly, Udta Punjab talked about an important topic,” Kareena said. Her next release Good News with Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani is slated to release on December 27. Kareena is hopeful the film will do well commercially. “Today it is all about stories and that has been proved with the response to films. Good News has shaped up well. We will get the collections as we have Akshay Kumar as well. We have a great cast and story.” The actor will begin working on Angrezi Medium in June before moving on to Karan Johar’s directorial Takht in February next year.