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Greatest Rugby World Cup Kits

first_imgAlso make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Familiar Foes: England and France helped start a revolution in design in 2003 (Getty Images) Expand 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Held in Japan for the first time, make… Greatest Rugby World Cup Matches Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Collapse Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Expand Greatest Rugby World Cup KitsWe all like a good rugby kit right? Well the Rugby World Cup has seen its fair share of great designs ranging from the classic, to the colourful, to the outside the box.Bearing this in mind we have taken a look at some of the best kits to have been worn during the tournament. Which one is your favourite? Are there any kits that stick in your memory from previous Rugby World Cups? Then please let us know through our social media channels.Greatest Rugby World Cup KitsAustralia – 1999Green and Gold: Australia playing in their usual kit (Getty Images)During the Rugby World Cup the green and gold of Australia is an iconic kit that usually sees itself progress a long way into the tournament.Ivory Coast – 1995One of very few countries to only play in one Rugby World Cup, the Ivory Coast team played in two vibrant kits which you can see closely on the video above.Ireland – 2007Green Machine: Brian O’Driscoll in Canterbury’s outlandish design (Getty Images)The Irish may have had a poor tournament in 2007, they failed to get out of the group, but one thing they did get right was their green jersey made by Canterbury. 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Expand Rugby World Cup Greatest Players Argentina – 2015Brand Switch: Argentina used to play in adidas, but switched to Nike in 2015 (Getty Images)Nike usually get their kit designs spot on with their two offerings for the Argentine team at the 2015 Rugby World Cup being two clear examples of that. They didn’t end up using the alternate kit below, but we can still marvel at it regardless.Unused: It may not have been used, but Argentina’s alternate 2015 kit still looked the part Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… Greatest Rugby World Cup Matches Adam Hathaway takes a look at the best… Rugby World Cup Greatest Players LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Here we take a look at some of our favourite kits to be worn during the Rugby World Cup. England/France – 2003Skin Tight: England helped start the revolution in 2003 (Getty Images)Another couple of Nike kits that make our list are England and France’s efforts from 2003. These shirts started a revolution in rugby kit design with their skin-tight construction.Les Bleus: The French also saw themselves wearing Nike’s jerseys (Getty Images)New Zealand – All BlackAll Black Everything: Facing New Zealand in their famous colours is a daunting prospect (Getty Images)One of the most iconic jersey in all of sport, the All Black colour way strikes fear into all that face it. The full combination of black jersey, shorts, socks and boots are a brilliant combo. The men in black this year will be looking to become the first team to win three World Cups in a row.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. We take a whistle stop tour through the…last_img read more

NCAA Golf Roundup: 9/18

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMen’s GolfDRIGGS, Idaho-Kyler Dunkle shot -13, posting a score of 203, as the Utah Utes’ men’s golf squad won the team title to conclude the Showdown in the Rockies at the Huntsman Springs Golf Course Tuesday.The Utes had a collective team score of 842 (-22) with Utah State checking in tied for 9th.The highest-finishing Aggie was Colten Cordingley in 13th place as he broke even, posting a score of 216.Oregon State finished second in the team standings with a score of 855 (-9) while rounding out the top 5 were Texas Tech ( 856, -8), Saint Mary’s (857, -7) and Arizona (860, -4).SOUTH KENT, Conn.-Tuesday, Weber State’s men’s golf team finished competition at the Hartford Hawk Invitational by placing 15th out of 16 teams competing at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club. The tournament was won by the UCF Knights, who posted a score of 550. The individual winner was the Knights’ Bobby Bai who scored a 135.Weber State’s highest finisher was Jayce Frampton who tied for 43rd with a score of 147. The Wildcats’ team score was 604.Women’s GolfGRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-As the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s golf fall preview concluded Tuesday, the Dixie State women learned a lot about themselves and how far they can go as the season progresses.The Trailblazers finished second overall in the standings with a collective score of  615 (+47). The University of Tampa Spartans won the team title with a score of 605 (+37).The Spartans’ Kiira Riihijarvi, a Finnish national, won the individual title with a score of 130 (-12).Dixie State’s highest finisher was Kaitlynn Deeble, a sophomore out of Boise, Idaho, who finished with a score of 148 (+6).Her teammate, Katie Ford, finished 8th, despite being projected to finish 21st. She excelled with a score of 150 (+8).The Trailblazers’ women are next in action October 1 and 2 as they host the Dixie State Fall Invitational at The Golf Course At Sand Hollow Resort of Hurricane, Utah.KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-Tuesday, at the Cherokee Country Club, the Brigham Young University women’s golf team finished 13th out of 17 schools at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate Tournament hosted by the University of Tennessee.The team title was won by Kent State as the Golden Flashes edged Middle Tennessee for the crown, 870-875.The individual winner was Kentucky’s Leonie Bettel, an Austrian national, who posted a score of 208 (-5).The Cougars’ highest finisher was Rosie Huang who tied for 23rd with a score of 222 (+9). Naomi Soifua finished tied for 31st for BYU, while Allysha Mae Mateo tied for 65th, Annick Haczkiewicz finished tied for 81st and Anna Kennedy tied for 87th for the Cougars. September 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local NCAA Golf Roundup: 9/18 Tags: Arizona/Colten Cordingley/Huntsman Springs Golf Course/Kyler Dunkle/Oregon State/Saint Mary’s/Texas Tech/Utah Men’s Golf/Utah State Men’s Golf Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Work Multiple Phish Favorites Into Beachfront Show

first_imgOn Thursday night, July 26th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong made their way to Paddy’s Beach Club in Westerly, RI for a performance with support from Montana jam-grass quartet Kitchen Dwellers.After the Kitchen Dwellers’ well-received opening set, which they capped with a bluegrass cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “New Speedway Boogie”, Pigeons cast off on their set with “Sail On”. Psychology vehicle “Time to Ride” got the show moving from there, followed by renditions of “Fox & Toad” (Pizazz) and “Bad For You” (Pleasure).Next, the show took a turn into Phish-y territory, as Pigeons dove into “Down With Disease”, the phan-favorite off 1994’s Hoist. The band stuck with the Phish from there, segueing into a riotous “Run Like An Antelope” cover, with the lyrics amusingly altered to “bob like a pigeon out of control.” Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have similarly woven “Down With Disease” into their set before, including at New Haven, CT’s Pacific Standard Tavern in 2015 and during their Domefest 2017 Phish/Grateful Dead “Undercover” set, when they mashed-up “DWD” with “Shakedown Street” for a cleverly executed hybrid jam dubbed “Shakedown With Disease”.The Phish medley eventually slid into one of Pigeons’ own go-to originals, “Melting Lights”, which in turn fed into “King Kong”. From there, a trio of upbeat, beach-appropriate tunes (“Sunny Day”, “Fun In Funk”, and “Ocean Flows”) brought the set to a close. Finally, the band returned for a memorable encore, which saw them work through “J-Town” and into “E-Funk” before landing in a “Down With Disease” reprise to round out the performance.Next up for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is a performance tomorrow, Saturday, July 28th at Tumble Down at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT.Watch a selection of clips from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Paddy’s performance below [Note: As of now, no video of the Phish covers has surfaced online, but we will update this article as soon as it becomes available]:“Burning Up My Time” Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Paddy’s Beach Club | Westerly, RI | 7/26/18Set: Sail On, Time to Ride, Fox & Toad, Bad For You, Down With Disease^ > Run Like An Antelope^* > Burning Up My Time > Melting Lights > King Kong, Sunny Day, Fun In Funk, Ocean FlowsE: J-Town > E-Funk > Down With Disease^Notes:^Phish Cover*”Bob Like A Pigeon out of control” “Fun In Funk”center_img “Melting Lights”last_img read more

TVA’s coal generation now just 20% of total, down from 60% in 2005

first_imgTVA’s coal generation now just 20% of total, down from 60% in 2005 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The chief executive of the Tennessee Valley Authority said on Tuesday the U.S.-owned power generator expects to get more than 60 percent of its energy from non-carbon-emitting sources by 2020, compared with over 50 percent in 2018.Bill Johnson, who turned 65 in January, announced his retirement as CEO at TVA in November. His last day is Friday. He is expected to be named as the new CEO of California energy company PG&E Corp, which sought bankruptcy protection in January amid potentially staggering liabilities related to wildfires, according to a source familiar with the matter.Since Johnson became CEO of TVA in 2013, the company has spent about $15 billion to modernize its generating fleet, reduced carbon emissions by retiring coal units and cut debt by $3.5 billion, all while keeping consumer electric prices basically flat.“Our generating fleet is now very diverse and clean,” Johnson said, noting the changes were driven by the mandate in the TVA Act “to produce energy at the lowest feasible rate.”TVA’s energy mix is now about 40 percent nuclear, 20 percent natural gas, a little over 20 percent coal, 11-13 percent hydro and the rest renewables and energy efficiency. That compares with 60 percent coal, little gas, 30 percent nuclear and the rest hydro in 2005.In February, TVA’s board voted to shut two more coal plants – Bull Run in Tennessee by 2020 and Paradise in Kentucky by 2023 – for economic reasons despite strong opposition from the Trump administration. When those plants shut, Johnson said coal will only represent about 17 percent of TVA’s energy mix.More: TVA to get 60 percent of energy from non-carbon sources by 2020: CEOlast_img read more

COVID-19: Online fund-raiser seeks to provide protective gear supplies

first_img“This is far from enough,” Mesty said in a statement on Wednesday. “We will continue to ensure that protective equipment is accessible and well-distributed to support healthcare workers in their fight against COVID-19.”She went on to say that the campaign was also supported by a number of major companies, including homegrown e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia.Read also: Manufacturers ramp up capacity to produce protective gearMesty encouraged the public and potential donors to access the fund-raising data on the campaign’s official webpage to ensure transparency and accountability of the initiative. Topics : “We know that it is a long journey, which is why we invite everyone to contribute to distributing the PPE to Indonesian health workers,” Mesty said.Shortages of protective gear supplies remain a major issue amid nationwide efforts to stem the rapid spread of COVID-19.As of April 14, as many as 206 health workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to data from the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) and the Indonesian Nurses Association (PPNI). Of those who contracted the virus, at least 24 doctors and 12 nurses have died of COVID-19. National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) chief Doni Monardo, who helms the country’s COVID-19 task force, said on Tuesday that the government had responded to supply shortages by distributing 725,000 pieces of protective health gear, 13 million surgical masks and 150,000 N95 masks.center_img Online health fund-raising platform WeCare has initiated a campaign that aims to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel working around the clock treating COVID-19 patients across the country despite the apparent scarcity of safety apparatuses.The campaign, under the hashtag #APDuntukNegeri (#PPEfortheCountry), has raised Rp 8.1 billion (US$512,904) as of Thursday, which will be allocated for the distribution of face masks, goggles, face shields and caps, among others, to around 1,700 hospitals across the archipelago.WeCare cofounder Mesty Ariotedjo said the campaign had managed to distribute protective gear supplies to more than 400 hospitals and health clinics in several regions.last_img read more

Top Seeds Avoid Upsets Going into Quarterfinals

first_imgBoys’ 14 No 1 seed, Daniel Adeleye from Ekiti stayed on course to defend his title when he bested Lucky Hileja from Rivers 9-1 but will have to overcome his nemesis, Sadiq Kushimo from Ogun State, in the semifinals. Kushimo eliminated Sunday Ameh from Lagos 9-4 to progress. Joshua Maxwell, the fourth seed from Rivers and Michael Akinmusere from Oyo, the second seed, are also on course.Iye Onoja from Abuja leads the title chase in the Girls’ 14 and was very decisive in her match against Peace Obaduru from Lagos who she beat 9-1 to qualify for the semifinals. The other seeded players who played through to the semifinals in the category are Serena Teluwo from Lagos, Mary Udofa from Kogi and Blessing Otu from Lagos.All the quarterfinal matches are scheduled to start at 10 am today at the National Stadium Tennis Centre in Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram All the top four seeds in the eight events of the ongoing SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship avoided upsets to get to the quarterfinals.In the Girls’ 16, Favour Moses from Kaduna and Omolade Aderemi from Ondo who played in the finals of the CBN Junior Tennis Championship two months ago, kept their hopes of a rematch alive.Moses beat Rachel Emmanuel from Lagos 6-2 while Aderemi overpowered Omoyemi Oguntoye 9-1. The No. 1 seed, Toyin Asogba eliminated Deborah Abiodun 9-4 while the fourth seed, Omolayo Bamidele, whitewashed Fatima Ganiyu from Oyo 9-0.last_img read more

Union says Iowa Veterans Home workers at risk of infection

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) – A union leader alleged Tuesday that a large Iowa nursing home for veterans is forcing some employees to work after they were exposed to a colleague who tested positive for coronavirus.AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan said the situation at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown is potentially putting employees and its more than 500 residents at risk of infection.Homan said asymptomatic employees were told Tuesday that they had to continue working even if they worked closely with an individual who recently tested positive. He said one employee received direction from a doctor to self-quarantine but the home “refused to follow” that directive.Homan says the state must act immediately to ensure that veterans and the staff who care for them are not needlessly exposed.Home Commandant Timon Oujiri said late Tuesday that three employees have tested positive, including one last week, and four others await results. He said that 24 residents have been tested so far and all have been negative.Oujiri said employees who were exposed to colleagues known to be infected have been warned and thus far none have reported having symptoms. The three staff who tested positive each worked in different buildings on the campus, he said.last_img read more