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Irish rugby in mourning after tragic passing of Munster legend

first_imgIrish rugby has been left in a state of shock following the tragic passing of Ireland and Munster legend Anthony Foley. Foley, 42, a coach with Munster was in Paris with the province as they prepared for their Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 this afternoon.He died overnight at the team hotel in Paris and his tragic passing has left the squad and his family in a state of shock. IRFU released the following statement: “It is with deep regret that the Irish Rugby Football Union and Munster Rugby must advise of the passing overnight of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley, at the team hotel in Paris.“Munster Rugby management are liaising directly with Anthony’s family and will provide them with any assistance and support required. The IRFU and Munster Rugby pass on our deepest sympathies to all of Anthony’s family and friends and ask for privacy for the family at this sad time.“As a mark of respect to Anthony and his family and and to support players, management and staff, Muster Rugby have requested that today’s match against Racing 92 be rescheduled.“Munster Rugby thank Racing 92, EPCR, broadcasters and partners, and the many fans who travelled to Paris for their understanding and support at this time.” Irish rugby in mourning after tragic passing of Munster legend was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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McGregor paddles to eighth Berg victory

first_img“The changes to the women’s rules are a huge step in the right direction, but maybe there are ways we can tweak the race structure to get the women more involved with the guys who paddle as fast as we do.” WomenMichele Eray 19:06.02Robyn Kime 19:26.00Jen Hodson 20:01.28Hillary Pitchford 20:22.54Jean Wilson 20:40.45 “I am super stoked,” said McGregor. “I have raced all over the world and there is no doubt at all that this is the toughest race on the planet.” McGregor started the 62 kilometre final stage from Zoutkloof to the coastal resort of Port Owen in Velddrif with a 10-minute lead and dominated a four-boat bunch that finished together to wrap up the victory. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material He finished 16th overall but, when combined with McGregor and Rabie’s podium finishes, it was just enough to get his team home against the potent Trueb Kitchens team and the Gauteng Veterans. “It was about time I had some good karma after the dramas of the first two days,” said a relieved King, who had finished second in the two previous editions of the race. “This was the toughest Berg I have ever been involved in,” he added. Lance King finished the four-day race on a high, mixing it up at the front bunch to wrap up third place, which helped erase memories of a nightmarish finish on day two when a mistake in the trees above Misverstand Dam saw his separated from his kayak and paddle, dropping him from second to a distant sixth. ‘He won it in style’“Hank didn’t just win it, he won it in style,” said Rabie, whose flawless race was a tribute to his determined training and diligent work scouting the river. RESULTS Raised the barPlettenberg Bay-based Olympian Michele Eray raised the bar of female Berg racing with a rampant 20-minute victory over two-time defending champion Robyn Kime. Inaugural winnersIn amongst the finishers were a number of paddlers from the inaugural race in 1962, including former champions Willem van Riet and Jannie Malherbe. Stellenbosch University student Pierre-Andre Rabie wrapped up the race of his canoeing career with a well-deserved second, and heaped praise on the eight-time champion. “I was out to see how far up the field [I could finish] against the men’s field that had the benefit of racing together in groups with paddlers of similar ability,” said Eray. 18 July 2011 The race’s 50th anniversary was celebrated by a record field of over 350 paddlers, and enjoyed four unseasonably warm clear days on a medium level river. Jen Hodson eventually finished well off the pace in third with a gutsy performance. She had entered the race only two weeks earlier after suddenly retiring from sprinting. “I played with the big girls and they beat me up!” she said. “Mich (Eray) was brilliant throughout the whole race,” said Kime. With three team members counting towards the lucrative team prize, the pressure fell on Mynhardt Marais, who was well off the front bunch’s pace. On each of the stages she started the day alongside Kime and lightning fast sprinter Jen Hodson before gradually dropping her adversaries and then, not unlike McGregor, racing away alone. Hank McGregor romped to a record eighth victory in South Africa’s Berg River Canoe Marathon on the weekend. Michele Eray dominated the women’s event to win her maiden title in the tough four-day race from Paarl to Velddrif in the Western Cape. Sweet victoryThe victory was particularly sweet for McGregor because, after asserting his authority on each of the first three stages, he elected to race away on his own to truly stamp his authority on the race when he would have been fully justified to paddle in a bunch and preserve his lead. The boat that won that inaugural race, dubbed “Kelkiewyn” was also successfully paddled to the finish by Lionel “Lonkie” Ekermans. Team raceThe team race was thrown wide open on the final stage with the sudden withdrawal of Hank McGregor’s team mate Marc Holtzhausen. The Durban stalwart, who paddled a heroic third stage, could not continue due to severe pain from the blisters on both hands. MenHank McGregor 16:59.25Pierre Andre Rabie 17:09.40Lance King 17:13.24Heinrich Schloms 17:19.29Jacques Theron 17:19.29Graeme Solomon 17:22.12Robbie Herreveld 17:26.10Edgar Boehm Jnr 17:40.47Tom Schilperoort 17:46.59Mike Stewart 17:51.36Donnie Malherbe 18:01.15Nick Longley 18:06.04Paul Marais 18:07.51Graham Monteith 18:13.32Ian Trautmann 18:20.02Mynhardt Marais 18:23.12Andrew Birkett 18:25.28Gert van Deventer 18:26.06Chris de Waal 18:28.38Ernst van Riet 18:28.43 “I guess I was out to prove a point by pushing it at the front,” said McGregor. “It wasn’t always like that. On the final stage I found myself 60 metres behind the guys, and they were pushing the pace, and I had to grind back onto the bunch.” “To win against the field of legends that has been assembled this year is a real privilege for me,” he added. “It’s right up there with the best of my wins.” SAinfo reporter ‘Really special’“The win is massive for me,” she continued. “I had set my heart on winning this race, and to do it in the 50th anniversary is really special. It was brilliant racing against such a strong women’s field, as well.” last_img read more

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It’s Cool That Staples Now Sells 3D Printers — But You Don’t Need One

first_imgTags:#3d printing#design#productivity Would Dunder-Mifflin, the fictional paper company of The Office, buy a 3D printer? Undoubtedly. Here’s how it would play out: After an airline magazine declared 3D printers the next new thing, boss Michael Scott would buy one, install it in the office, and christen it by printing out a coffee cup. Ten hours later, after the cup was completed, Scott would hold the cup aloft as he outlined his vision of the future. Employees would watch silently as the hot coffee slowly distended the cup into a plastic teardrop, eventually rupturing and spilling scalding coffee all over Scott’s lap.Staples, Dunder-Mifflin’s real-life competitor, undoubtedly has a different scenario in mind. But right now, that’s about all most offices can hope to do with the $1,299 3D Systems’ Cube 3D printer that Staples now offers. What Could A 3D Printer Do For An Office?In all seriousness, 3D printers – which layer many tiny sheets of melted plastic on top of one another to build up the shape of a 3D object – have any number of possible applications. If you can work with a material strong enough, you can recreate virtually anything you’d like, from a plastic geegaw to, yes, even a gun. Car aficionado Jay Leno even uses them to create replacement auto parts.  Manufacturing could use a 3D printer to “sketch out” parts. 3D gaming companies could print out 3D versions of their monsters for promotional use. Artisans can create objects that you can only imagine. If your business deals with the tangible, you might argue that you should have a 3D printer in your office.(See also Just How Hard Is It To Get And Use A 3D Printer?)But there’s an argument to be made that 3D printing, in its present form, just isn’t ready for general office use. And even if it was, the Cube 3D printer doesn’t seem like the right device to break the 3D printing barrier. Yes, you can print in either ABS or compostable PLA plastic, but just five inches to a side. And while some sample objects looked great, others looked covered in cobwebs. Neither the PCMag review nor an extensive CNET review revealed the printing times: on the order of two hours. CNET does, however, point out that the Cube requires online activation, can detect “third-party” print materials and requires leveling the print tray, applying glue to it, then soaking the print platform in water to remove the printed object. And that’s if everything goes right.Then there’s the cost. $1,300 for a hobbyist’s toy isn’t cheap. And that’s not counting the $50 per plastic cartridge holding 320 grams of material (0.7 pounds). Printing is expensive, whether it’s 2D or 3D.Perhaps feeling the competitive pressures that forced Office Max and Office Depot to merge: Staples seems to be looking for ways to entice customers into its stores. And being the first major retailer to stock 3D printers could help addressthat problem. For looky-loos and hobbyists, getting a first-hand look at 3D printing is a fascinating diversion – heck, you can even print out a doll and put your face on it. For general productivity, though, it’s literally a waste of time of time and money.(See also Why 3D Printing Will be The Next Big Copyright Fight.)Lead image via Cubify What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Related Posts China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who …center_img How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture With a few exceptions, today’s 3D printing remains a hobbyist’s tool, nothing more. I asked Staples to put me in touch with someone who could convince me of the need of a 3D printer as a general office tool. Instead, the company’s public relations guy referred me to this sentence in the Staples press release: “For companies creating new products, 3D printing can make it easier to design and test new concepts, and decrease the time to market”. Like what? Well, a restaurant could use a 3D printer to create new kitchen tools. Could you actually eat with those? Probably not.Cube 3D: Locked Down And ComplexEven if you could come up with practical uses for a 3D printer, the Cube 3D printer might not be your best bet. While fairly easy to set up and use, a PCMag.com review of the Cube 3D found that of objects the site’s reviewers tried to print – a Tardis, an owl, a teacup and others – success varied considerably: “About five were beautifully rendered; most of the rest were of decent quality though with some flaws, and about four were basically ruined,” the site said. And that doesn’t count a half-dozen aborted starts.  markhachman How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

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Cyrus Baguio on Kiefer Ravena: ‘He reminds me of Mark Caguioa’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “From what I can see, he reminds me of Mark Caguioa in his heyday,” Baguio said in Filipino.”He has strong legs, shooting and drive so I really think his game resembles a Mark Caguioa. I hope he continues to get better.”The 37-year-old Baguio, who is already in his 15th year in the PBA, was teammates with Caguioa during the 2009-10 season at Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBaguio said the arrival of Ravena coupled with the steady rise of Kevin Alas made all the difference for NLEX in its best campaign so far since entering the league in 2014.“They’re already ripe especially Kiefer. He’s played in a lot of competitions and he’s really a big help to the team for us to make the semis,” he said. “In fact, I enjoyed watching him play earlier. He really has a big potential to be the face of the PBA.” MOST READ Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX coach Yeng Guiao compared Kiefer Ravena to Willie Miller and Paul Lee just moments after the rookie guard made his PBA debut.This time, his veteran teammate Cyrus Baguio mentioned Ravena and Mark Caguioa in the same breath shortly after the two-time UAAP MVP helped the Road Warriors make their first ever trip to the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NLEX sweeps Alaska, enters semis for first time John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games View comments Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Roche to hold coaching clinic for Indian team

first_imgRenowned coach Tony Roche will hold a coaching clinic for the national players in Kolkata from December 1-8. The Australian has coached the likes of Roger Federer, Ivan Lendl and Patrick Rafter.The clinic will be held at former Davis Cupper Jaidip Mukerjea’s academy in Kolkata.Several top Indian players like Leander Paes and Somdev Devvarman have already got their dates booked to attend the camp.Mukerjea will bear all the expenses of Roche’s stay in India although he is looking for sponsors for the event. “He (Roche) is a dear friend and I had been telling him to come to India for quite some time. He has agreed now.Somdev had a small interaction with him and he was very keen to have a session with him,” Mukerjea told Mail Today.Roche had come to India in 1993 and held camp at the DLTA in the Capital.Except for Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza, who will be participating in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) during that time, all other Indian players will be available.”Besides Somdev, Leander will also be coming. Yuki (Bhambri) will be there. Others like Vishnu Vardhan, Saketh Myneni, Divij Sharan and Sanam Singh will be there too. My academy will bear all the expenses but we are looking for sponsors,” added Mukerjea.”I got the confirmation from Roche yesterday (Sunday) morning and I will speak to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) in the next few days. I will approach the government and may be it can chip in with some help,” said Mukerjea who was here to watch India’s World Group Davis Cup play-off against Serbia.advertisementDavis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali is from Kolkata and he is expected to be present during the coaching camp. Mukerjea will also speak to captain Anand Amritraj and invite him to join the camp. “I will surely invite him. The problem is that everyone will have to spend from their own pockets. Besides, Anand will have to be free at that time,” said.Former player Roche has mentored many top players. Besides his French Open title, he has 12 men’s doubles Grand Slam titles to his name.last_img read more

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Florida State Football’s Official Scholarship Offer Letter Emphasizes NFL Draft Record, Academics

first_imgA general view of Florida State's football field.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 7: Doak S. Campbell Stadium during the first half of an NCAA football game at Doak S. Campbell Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)While recruiting has been going on for months, or years for top players in the class of 2016, but today is the first day that schools can officially offer players. Florida State commit Janarius Robinson, a four-star defensive end out of Panama City, tweeted his letter this morning. It is a cool peak behind the window at the recruiting process.pic.twitter.com/lfpnla0Xv5— #81|☆JANARIUS☆#JROB™ (@JanariusD1) August 1, 2015The championship pedigree and success getting players into the NFL Draft are obvious selling points, but there is probably more of a focus on FSU’s academic successes than many would have assumed. We’re sure most parents would appreciate the story of Myron Rolle, the Florida State star turned Rhodes Scholar. That’s not a bad alumnus to be able to promote.last_img read more

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BBB tips to help BC wildfire victims

first_imgAs people across British Columbia deal with the harsh reality of lost homes, Albertans are looking to help out.The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has some tips to make sure donations end up in the hands of people who need it most.The BBB’s Leah Brownridge said the number one thing people can do is do a quick check of the organization they’re donating to.“Any organization that is claiming to be a charitable organization must be registered with the Canada Revenue Agency,” she said, adding everyone needs to take extra care donating online.“Do a little research into the individual that has actually set up that page,” said Brownridge. “If you know and trust that person then you can be confident you’re making a safe donation, however if it’s someone you don’t know, you can’t be totally sure where that money is going.”Some pop-up organizations are completely fake and not a single cent goes to those who need it.Even though someone may have every good intention donating certain items, make sure they’re needed first.“They may not need, at this point, things like clothing or maybe food,” said Brownridge. “Maybe money is the primary donation but once again, making sure you make that differentiation and then make your donation accordingly.”It’s also a good idea to make sure the organization has an on-the ground presence.Brownridge added don’t send cash or give out personal or financial information. For security and tax reasons, people should always use cheques or credit cards.last_img read more

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Gina Yashere rides wave of success into JFL 42

first_imgAdvertisement Gina Yashere knows who’s boss. She is.The British comedian comes back to town for JFL 42, and continues to ride a wave of success as she constantly tours the world, creating and selling her own comedy specials and recently joined the The Daily Show as the show’s resident Brexpert.Caught on the treadmill at her hotel in Birmingham, Ala., Yashere is almost perfectly built to take on identity politics, just because she comes from so many backgrounds. She’s Black, from Britain, emigrated to America, lives in Brooklyn and is a lesbian. She says she’s always reading audiences to figure out what the best tack to take. Twitter Facebook “I do constantly, and I work with all kinds of crowds. I’m in Alabama right now, so it’s a very Christian. I’m an outsider, so I can say things about Americans that they may not take from somebody who’s American,” she says.“I don’t come out and say, ‘Oh, Americans are so vicious,’ I come at it from a point of naiveté almost. I go ‘I’ve been here a little while, and I’ve noticed this, that’s weird,’ and I do it in that way, so they can go, ‘Oh that’s right, we are that way.’ I don’t do it in a way that I’m preaching that ‘you people are so stupid.’ You’ve got to find that balance. You don’t want people to feel bombarded, or abused, or belittled, which is why I come at it that way.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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