Currie Cup winning flyhalf swaps one Sharks for another as deal is announced

first_imgMonday Oct 29, 2018 Currie Cup winning flyhalf swaps one Sharks for another as deal is announced The Natal Sharks won away from home on Saturday to pick up their first Currie Cup title since 2013 as they beat Western Province 17-12 in Cape Town. It was sweet revenge for the Sharks, who beat the defending champions after losing to them in the final last year. ADVERTISEMENTThe first half was a scrappy affair in sweltering heat but tries by Sharks hooker Akker van der Merwe and flanker Tyler Paul brought things to life in the second, with number ten Robert du Preez slotting his kicks.The victory was the eighth overall Currie Cup title for the Sharks and their first in five years.Du Preez, who ironically kicked the winning points for Western Province last year before switching to the Durban based outfit, is the son of coach and former Sharks and Springboks scrumhalf Robert [snr], and brother of twins Dan and Jean-Luc, who also played in the final.Today it was announced that he will be heading to Sale Sharks in England on a short term deal.Capped by the Springboks last year, the 25-year-old will arrive in the UK this week in order to prepare for the upcoming Gallagher Premiership games.Sale Sharks’ Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said, “Rob comes with an outstanding CV and will be a fantastic injury replacement for AJ MacGinty. He arrives at the end of this week for three months.ADVERTISEMENT“I have been very impressed with Kieran Wilkinson who has done a great job stepping in at ten, but with some important games coming up, Rob will bring more experience to our squad.“We look forward to welcoming him to the North West of England.”On the Currie Cup final victory, Natal Sharks coach Du Preez senior said how proud he is of his sons.“I’m very proud of Robert junior, I’m very proud of Jean-Luc and Dan. It’s just an absolute honour to have won this title. I’m a very proud dad.ADVERTISEMENT“It was definitely a relief to have Robert junior in my team because I’ve never won when I coached against him in the final when he was playing for Maties and obviously Province. I’m glad for him to win these back-to-back Currie Cup titles.”Catch up on extended Currie Cup final highlights below [12 minutes] credit: supersport Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Multiple stabbings at ‘major incident’ in Birmingham: UK police

first_imgMultiple stabbings at ‘major incident’ in Birmingham: UK policeWrap Britain | police | incident The incident comes after several previous mass casualty stabbings, including one in the Scottish city of Glasgow on June 26, in which six people were injured, including a police officer.A man was charged with murder after three people were killed in a park in Reading, west of London, the previous week in an attack investigated by counter-terrorism police.Britain has been on high alert after two mass stabbings in London in the last year, which saw both perpetrators — convicted extremists released early from prison — shot dead by armed officers.Knife crime in England and Wales increased six percent in the year to the end of March, according to the Office for National Statistics. Birmingham, one of Britain’s most ethnically diverse cities with a population of more than one million, has had an explosive recent history of gang violence.In January 2003, one gang opened fire with an illegal semi-automatic sub-machine gun at a rival group. Two teenage girls who were bystanders were killed in the hail of bullets. Birmingham, United Kingdom | AFP | Sunday 9/6/2020 – 16:41 UTC+7 | 588 wordsCHANGES dateline, ADDS councillor, MPby Oli SCARFF, with Phil HAZLEWOOD in LondonBritish police on Sunday declared a “major incident” after several people were stabbed in the centre of the country’s second city, Birmingham.Violence broke out at about 12:30 am (2330 GMT Saturday) in and around the Arcadian Centre, a popular venue filled with restaurants, nightclubs and bars.West Midlands Police confirmed “a number” of stabbings but said it had no information on reports that shots had been fired. No further details on casualties were immediately available.The incident comes after several previous mass casualty stabbings, including one in the Scottish city of Glasgow on June 26, in which six people were injured, including a police officer.A man was charged with murder after three people were killed in a park in Reading, west of London, the previous week in an attack investigated by counter-terrorism police.Britain has been on high alert after two mass stabbings in London in the last year, which saw both perpetrators — convicted extremists released early from prison — shot dead by armed officers.Knife crime in England and Wales increased six percent in the year to the end of March, according to the Office for National Statistics.Birmingham, one of Britain’s most ethnically diverse cities with a population of more than one million, has had an explosive recent history of gang violence.In January 2003, one gang opened fire with an illegal semi-automatic sub-machine gun at a rival group. Two teenage girls who were bystanders were killed in the hail of bullets.’Groups upon groups’ Cara Curran, a nightclub promoter who was working at the Arcadian Centre on Saturday night said she saw “groups upon groups” of people fighting in and around the venue and heard the use of “racial slurs”.”I had seen a lot of tensions building through the night, which wasn’t quite like what I’ve seen before,” she told AFP.”I had left with my boyfriend. I heard a commotion and saw multiple police coming towards our direction. I headed towards where I saw them coming and it all just unfurled in front of me.”It was quite a street fight. It didn’t really look like fighting. It was just multiple people on top of each other, not one on one.”She added: “There was every ethnicity there, there was Asian, Black, White. It wasn’t just this ethnicity against this ethnicity, it was a group of ethnicities with another group, and they sort of just went at it.”Passers-by fled the violence, as police and other emergency services arrived quickly and cordoned off the area. Forensic specialists were poring over the scene mid-morning.Social exclusion Shabana Mahmood, who represents the area in the UK parliament for the main opposition Labour Party, described the events as “deeply concerning”.Local councillor Yvonne Mosquito, also of Labour, said the violence was “traumatic” for everyone involved.Mosquito, a former city lord mayor, praised police for tackling so-called “black on black” violence in Birmingham in the early 2000s.But she said there remained a real issue with social exclusion among younger people, including “county lines” drug dealing.The Arcadian centre, where Birmingham Gay Village and Chinese Quarter meet, was vibrant and popular although there had been “a bit of trouble” previously, she told AFP.”Work is still going on to establish what has happened, and could take some time before we are in a position to confirm anything,” West Midlands Police added. “At this early stage it would not be appropriate to speculate on the causes of the incident.”center_img British police on Sunday declared a “major incident” after several people were stabbed in the centre of the country’s second city, Birmingham.Violence broke out at about 12:30 am (2330 GMT Saturday) in and around the Arcadian Centre, a popular venue filled with restaurants, nightclubs and bars.West Midlands Police confirmed “a number” of stabbings but said it had no information on reports that shots had been fired. 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Windies head coach hints at giving reserves a run in final T20

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Head coach Stuart Law says West Indies will consider giving their reserve players a run in today’s final Twenty20 International against Afghanistan, but remain keen on making a clean sweep of the series.West Indies won the opener last Friday by six wickets at Warner Park and took an unassailable lead in the three-match series when they pulled off a 29-run victory in a rain-hit affair at the same venue on Saturday.With the likes of uncapped pacer Ronsford Beaton yet to feature, Law said consideration would be given to exposing the untested players.“We’ve won the series [but] that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. We have to start digging in and make sure we get that ruthless streak. Three-nil is a lot better than 2-1,” the Australian said.“It’s an opportunity too for us to have a look at some other players. We’ve got Ronsford Beaton who’s sat on the sideline and I would like to see what he’s got out in the middle.“[I would like] to continue to give Rovman Powell a go. He’s been travelling around with the team but has not played many games.”He continued: “It’s nice to be in this position, the luxury you have to see the young kids. I would like to see them get out there and enjoy the atmosphere and enjoy the moment.”Powell is an extremely talented all-rounder but only played in the two games because of illness to Kieron Pollard.As expected, West Indies have dominated the Afghans, with the Asian side showing little sign of fight in the two games so far.They suffered a shock defeat to the ICC Associate side in last year’s T20 World Cup in India but have quickly made amends with victory in both matches in the series.Law said while the hosts could have been more convincing in winning the opener, he was thoroughly pleased with the professional manner they had gone about their assignment.“The first game I thought we could have been a little bit more clinical but the way the boys played and the way they responded to the challenge that we set out … we’ve done that so far,” Law explained.“The batters in the first game probably needed to dig in and be ruthless and be not out but they came here [in the second T20] and got us off to a great start. Rain curtailed an innings where I think we were probably on target for 180 and the bowlers stood up and did a great job.“The spinners are doing a great job – (Samuel) Badree and (Sunil) Narine and you’ve got Kesrick Williams and everyone else chipping in with wickets which is a good team performance.”last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University to Host High School Students at Latino Youth…

first_imgSaint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washing­ton. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedic­tine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes nearly 1,200 under­graduate students and 323 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 350 more students to its extended campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu. Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s University The Latino Youth Summit will be held at Saint Martin’s University on November 8.Saint Martin’s University will host 300 high school students as they gather on the Lacey campus Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the Latino Youth Summit: Explore Your Dreams/Explora tus sueños.Students from Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties will participate in a variety of workshops during the day-long summit, which is designed to deliver a message of hope, education, future life choices and careers. The summit also underscores the message that there is no one path to success.“The Hispanic Roundtable and the LYS volunteers believe in the power of community and exploring your dreams of the future for all of our Latino students,” says Selina Gomez-Beloz, president of the Hispanic Roundtable of the South Sound.“For the first time in the history of the Latino Youth Summit, parents will be an active part of our day, which will include important workshops on education and resources,” Gomez-Beloz adds.The workshops will cover a multitude of topics, including applying for college and financial aid, immigration, financial literacy, insights into specific careers such as trades, teaching, public safety and health care, and fostering healthy relationships.In addition, teachers and guidance counselors will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits by attending workshops during the summit, according to Gomez-Beloz.For more information about the event, please contact Giovanna Graciani at [email protected]last_img read more