WhatsApp Laois manager John Sugrue during the Allianz Football League Division 3 Round 1 match between Down and Laois A raft of new playing rules are currently being trialled in this season’s Allianz Football League – but Laois manager John Sugrue isn’t a huge fan of the new offensive mark, which sees a player awarded a free if they catch a kick pass before it hits the ground inside the opposition’s 45-metre line.The ball must travel 20 metres and if a player catches it cleanly he has 15 seconds to take his shot on goal.He can also opt to play on, as Down’s Caolan Mooney did when setting up their late goal against Laois on Saturday.“I’m not sure it’s overly fair on defenders,” said Sugrue after Laois’s win over Down last Saturday night in Newry.“Because a defender could be playing marginally safe side and next thing you kick a reasonably good ball in and bang you’ve got a score off it.“Look it’s there, we’re going to play with. No more or less than any other team, we’re going to play with it.“I’m not sure it’s going to be the greatest success in the world in terms of a spectacle.“There is a little bit of emphasis on it of course. They are softer scores than what you’ll get in general but saying that our guys really attacked the ball well in the second half. That’s what we’re looking for.”The player who wins the mark must take the free himself – and the pass in has to be from open play.A Down player claimed a mark against Laois on Saturday after he caught a free that was kicked in – but was done for over-carrying by referee Martin McNally after he stopped.The offensive mark rule is one of a number of new rules being tried out in this year’s league. A black card offence now sees a player spend 10 minutes in the sin bin instead of being ordered off entirely and his team are down a man for that spell.Sideline balls may no longer be played backwards while kickouts have been moved out to the 20-metre line instead of the 13-metre line.The three-handpass rule was removed after the pre-season competitions.Laois take on Louth in Croke Park this Saturday in their second game in this season’s Division 3 campaign while they are then at home to Sligo the following Sunday.SEE ALSO – Sugrue pleased as Laois show battling qualities to claim opening league win Council Twitter TAGSAllianz Football League Division 3John SugrueLaois senior footballersLaois v Down Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year WhatsApp Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest Facebook Previous articleScoil Chriost Ri reach South Leinster ‘D’ football finalNext articleFive in the mix at final Fine Gael Local Election Selection Convention Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Twitter By Steven Miller – 30th January 2019 Community Home Sport GAA Laois football boss not overly keen on offensive mark as new rules… SportGAAGaelic Football Laois football boss not overly keen on offensive mark as new rules come into focus
Photo: JIS PhotographerGovernor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right), presents Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, with the proclamation declaring November as Science, Technology and Innovation Month. This year’s theme will focus on: ‘Science and Technology for Economic Development: Science for Life’. RelatedGovt to Review Science and Technology Policy Story HighlightsThe Government will be examining several pieces of legislation and regulations geared towards the development of the nutraceutical industry, particularly the Food and Drug Act.This was disclosed by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, at the reading of a proclamation declaring November, Science, Technology and Innovation Month, at King’s House on October 31.The Minister noted that the role of State agencies is crucial in the examination exercise and should act as facilitators. RelatedJamaica to Set up Cyber Incident Response Team RelatedCommittee Established to Upgrade STI Policy “Policies will be promulgated to target developments in ICT, energy, manufacturing, among others, and of course increased focus will be placed on the development of nutraceuticals from Jamaican plants as a necessary plank for accelerating growth and creating new businesses,” he said.Highlighting the significance of the proclamation, Mr. Paulwell noted that it marks the renewed commitment of the Government to the development and implementation of policies to drive science, technology and innovation.He emphasised that it is high time to utilise science, technology and innovation to transform Jamaica into a country, not just of potential, but of actual success.“We need to nurture our youth and awaken their natural genius and we need to enter into a culture of scientific rebirth, innovation and the application of new and appropriate technology. In order to grow our economy and position our country on a path of sustainable development, we must break out of the same old, same old syndrome,” the Minister said.He urged the youth to use the inspiration of the island’s pioneer scientists to unleash the tremendous potential that resides in the people.Science and Technology Month is being co-ordinated by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining; the National Commission on Science and Technology; and the Scientific Research Council.This year’s theme is: ‘Science and Technology for Economic Development: Science for Life’. Legislation to Push Nutraceutical IndustryJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government will be examining several pieces of legislation and regulations geared towards the development of the nutraceutical industry, particularly the Food and Drug Act.This was disclosed by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, at the reading of a proclamation declaring November, Science, Technology and Innovation Month, at King’s House on October 31.The proclamation was read by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen.Nutraceutical is generally defined as a food or food product that reportedly provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease.The Minister noted that the role of State agencies is crucial in the examination exercise and should act as facilitators.“I believe we are our own worst enemies. When I look at the role of our State agencies, we sometimes become so focussed on our role as regulators that we forget our responsibility as facilitators. Even when they seek to enforce well-intentioned regulations, State agencies must seek to facilitate rather than to handicap and to frustrate,” he argued.The Minister said that the National Commission on Science and Technology has been reconstituted with a mandate to enable Jamaicans to understand the role of science and technology in their daily lives and how the disciplines can be used to provide growth, jobs, wealth and generally a better quality of life for all. Legislation to Push Nutraceutical Industry TechnologyNovember 3, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson Advertisements
None of the cameras picked up a group of four white men that matched Bernstein’s descriptions, the reports said. “Althea Bernstein and her family appreciate the detailed investigative efforts by all involved this case,” the statement said. “Althea’s injuries are healing and the support of our community has been invaluable in that regard. We continue to maintain our family privacy and will not be granting interviews at this time.” FBI Joins Investigation after WI EMT is Attacked, BurnedProtecting EMS Personnel from AssaultPennsylvania EMTs, Paramedics Push for Stricter Assault Prosecutions But footage does show her in Middleton, a suburb about 15 minutes from downtown Madison, just before 1 a.m. GPS data from her phone corroborates that as her location, the reports said. “She stated, “˜I know what happened to me,’” Harris wrote. Harris told Bernstein’s attorney, Andrea Sumpter, during a meeting Tuesday that no one planned to file any charges against Bernstein, saying there’s no evidence she colluded with anyone to make a false report and there was no evidence she was involved in any of the destruction during the protest. She drove away, put out the flames, and was treated for burns at a hospital, she said. Detectives were unable to find any surveillance video that shows the alleged attack taking place, but they did find footage indicating the woman wasn’t in the city at the time she says she was attacked, according to investigative reports. An arson dog found no trace of a lighter or other incendiary device in her car and investigators found the car wasn’t damaged. Tests did reveal a substance consistent with lighter fluid on her shirt, however, and her medical records indicate she was treated for burns hours after the attack allegedly happened. MADISON, Wis. (AP) – There’s not enough evidence to prove that a group of white men set a young biracial woman on fire during a chaotic night of protests in Wisconsin’s capital city this summer, federal prosecutors said Friday. When confronted by Detective Justine Harris in August, Bernstein said she didn’t understand why there wasn’t any evidence of the attack. She said she was worried about what might happen when the reports were made public, saying she had been threatened on social media and that investigators were treating her like a suspect. Photo/Madison Police The alleged assault came during a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the Capitol and an attack on a state senator. A group of up to 300 people protested the arrest of a Black man after he shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat. The statement said investigators conducted extensive interviews as well as an exhaustive review of traffic and surveillance cameras as well as digital and forensic evidence, and couldn’t establish that the attack occurred. According to investigative documents, Bernstein told the responding officer she is Hispanic and Black. Madison police on Friday released more than 150 pages of reports detailing the investigation. Traffic and surveillance camera footage shows Bernstein’s vehicle stopped only once and that no one was around the car. The footage also shows that her window was closed throughout and that she was traveling in the right lane, not the left as she told investigators. Althea Bernstein, 18, told police she was attacked by four white men while driving through a protest in downtown Madison around 1 a.m. on June 24. Bernstein said she was stopped at a red light when she heard someone yell a racial slur and one of the men sprayed her with lighter fluid through her open window and threw a flaming lighter at her, setting her neck and face on fire. Bernstein’s family issued a three-sentence statement through the Madison Police Department saying they appreciate investigators’ work. Someone also threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building and attempted to break into the Capitol, only to be repelled by pepper spray from police stationed inside. The violence prompted Gov. Tony Evers to activate the National Guard to protect state properties. Madison Acting Police Chief Vic Wahl issued his own statement, saying detectives were unable to “locate evidence consistent with what was reported.” Harris told Sumpter that Bernstein had clearly suffered injuries to her face and that detectives were interested in whether someone else had hurt her in a different way than she had alleged. Related Sumpter said she had no alternative information from Bernstein or her family about how she was burned and “acknowledged that there can be many reasons why a victim might not want to be forthcoming about who caused injuries,” Harris wrote. A team of federal, state and local investigators probed the allegations as a possible hate crime. On Friday, the U.S. attorney’s office in Madison issued a statement saying the investigation was closed without charges filed. Sumpter didn’t immediately respond to messages Friday.
UK: The first nine of 101 diesel and electric multiple-units being supplied to Northern by CAF entered passenger service on July 1.‘Over the course of the rest of this year, the new trains will be introduced into towns and cities right across the north, marking a genuine transformation of local rail services’, said Richard Allan, Deputy Managing Director of Arriva Rail North. ‘We expect a big increase in customer satisfaction, and what we really hope is that the new trains will attract new customers to rail.’ CAF is supplying 25 two-car and 33 three-car Class 195 DMUs, together with 31 three-car and 12 four-car EMUs of Class 331. The operator has initially deployed seven DMUs on services between Manchester Airport and Liverpool, Windermere and Barrow-in-Furness, and two EMUs between Leeds and Doncaster.The air-conditioned units have free wi-fi, at-seat power sockets and real-time passenger information displays, as well as spaces for wheelchairs and bicycles. They are intended to enable the withdrawal by the end of this year of ageing Class 142 and 144 Pacer DMUs that are not compliant with PRM TSI accessibility requirements.The CAF units have been funded by Eversholt Rail, and the leasing company’s Client Relations Director Steve Timothy said their entry into service marked ‘the culmination of a lot of hard work over three years’ by the three companies and regional stakeholders.Admitting that ‘Northern has faced unprecedented challenges during the past two years, particularly the unacceptable disruption following the May 2018 timetable change’, Arriva Rail North told Railway Gazette that the franchisee ‘remains committed to delivering the transformational plan for customers, and we are working hard to improve performance and reliability for our customers. We are investing heavily in new and refurbished trains, have introduced more than 2 000 extra services each week and hundreds more people have been employed to help customers. These improvements are delivering significant benefits but are still a work in progress.’Read more about Northern’s new CAF trainsets in the July 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine, available to subscribers in our digital archive.
The Academy hooker is named among the replacements, as England face Grand Slam champions Ireland at CRAI Club – Santa Fe, before taking on Italy on June 8th and Oceania champions Australia on June 12th.This year’s Championship will see a World Rugby trial, with all 28 squad members available to be used as one of the eight permitted replacements on matchday.“The key element is that we are playing the side that won the U20 Six Nations, so we know it is going to be a big challenge and we have got to be right at the top of our game,” said Bates.”We have to be accurate, we have to be patient and understand that if we don’t play to the best of our ability then this will be a very tough game and even if we do, we realise it will still be tight.“The players are in really good shape, having now spent a fair amount of time with each other they have gelled extremely well and look to be a tight group and we hope that will translate to a good performance on Tuesday.“A big factor for us is going to be the experience of our pack, a lot have played in the Premiership already, they have played a lot at U20 level and also in this tournament so they are battle hardened. Having said that we are not going to play a game dominated by our pack because we have some very exciting and talented backs but we recognise up front will be an area where we can exert some pressure.“Fraser is another seasoned campaigner, having also played in this tournament last year and he’s played some senior Premiership rugby as well so has developed well as a player over the past six months.”He is extremely level headed, has an astute rugby brain and is well respected by the other players so he is an obvious choice for us to be captain and along with the rest of our leadership group we expect them to contribute at key times and in key moments.” England U20s v Ireland: 15. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby), 14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints), 13. Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints) – captain, 12. Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks), 11. Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby), 10. Manu Vunipola (Saracens), 9. Ollie Fox (Bath Rugby); 1. Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby), 2. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks), 3. Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers), 4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens), 5. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), 6. Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors), 7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby), 8. Tom Willis (Wasps) Replacements: 16. Alfie Barbeary (Wasps) – Bloxham School, 17. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), 18. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), 19. Will Capon (Bristol Bears), 20. James Kenny (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), 22. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs), 23. Josh Basham (Newcastle Falcons), 24. Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), 25. Luke James (Sale Sharks), 26. Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks), 27. Arron Reed (Sale Sharks), 28. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons).England U20 fixtures 4 June: England U20s v Ireland U20s (KO 7.30pm BST), live on World Rugby platforms. 8 June: England U20s v Italy U20s (KO 7.30pm BST), live on World Rugby platforms. 12 June: England U20s v Australia U20s (KO 7.30pm BST), live on World Rugby platforms. Knockout stages on Monday, 17 June and finals day on Saturday, 22 June, live on ITV.