LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Japan Japan have lit up the RWC and that enthusiasm has clearly rubbed off at home but it seems Boris Johnson wanted to remind a young lad who nation invented the sport Boris Johnson rugby tackle in charity football match. Photo: Getty images It’s a knock-out!Boris Johnson seems to have taken England’s World Cup exit personally. The rugby-mad Mayor of London was on an official trip to Japan but skittled over a child during a game of ‘touch’ rugby.He took out the 10-year-old schoolboy as he raced down the mini turf pitch in Tokyo. The youngster was in a bit of pain after being hit by 16st Boris, but thankfully, that was not enough to stop him from getting up and playing again.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuIfwY_jzz8 Toki Sekiguchi said: “I felt a little bit of pain but it’s OK.”He added that meeting the mayor had been an “enjoyable” experience. Not sure about “enjoyable” being the correct word after that tackle, but credit to the young man. We’re sure Eddie Jones will be on the phone soon.Boris Johnson has history of going hard in a challenge. He also did a similar thing during a charity football match between England and Germany, where he ressembled Dan Lydiate with a chop-tackle. After both of these performances, maybe Boris would like to take up the sport full time after he relinquishes his mayoral duties next year! Follow us on @Rugbyworldmag or leave a comment below or on Facebook – Rugby World Magazine.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
Related posts:No related photos. UK second worst on age discriminationOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article UK employers are the second worst in Europe when it comes to agediscrimination, according to a Europe-wide poll by recruitment website Monster.The UK was second only to France in terms of the number of employees whofelt that a person’s age was an issue during the recruitment process. The poll found that age discrimination was one of the most prevalent formsof workplace bias. Approximately 67 per cent of the 830 British workersquestioned felt ageism was happening in their workplace. A further 20 per cent believed their firm preferred a certain age profile,while 13 per cent said people of all ages were considered for employment. France was the worst offender, on 71 per cent, followed by the UK and thenthe Netherlands on 66 per cent. According to the Cabinet Office, the cost of ageism is £16bn, despite avoluntary code of practice on age diversity as well as high-profile campaignsfrom groups like the EFA and Age Positive. However, the EU Employment Directive on Equal Treatment has issued a 2006deadline for all member states to implement age discrimination legislation. Comments are closed. read more
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In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig poses for a photo during photo day for the baseball team in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)MIAMI (AP) — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.The documents are part of a federal lawsuit in Miami and describe a dangerous odyssey of shady characters, unpaid smuggling debts and threats of violence that have followed Puig since he left Cuba by boat in June 2012.The tale is based almost entirely on the account of the boxer, Yunior Despaigne, who says he is afraid he will be hurt by the smugglers or their associates if Puig hasn’t paid them money he owes. In a 10-page affidavit, Despaigne said a smuggler he knew as “Leo” sent someone to see him in Miami to deliver a message.“The man pushed me up against my car and pressed a pistol to my liver and told me to tell Puig if he didn’t pay them, that they would kill him,” Despaigne said. The documents didn’t say when the threat occurred.Puig’s smuggling venture, first reported by Los Angeles Magazine, is a common way for Cuban baseball players to make it to U.S. professional leagues. Puig went to Mexico first. If Puig had come directly to the U.S., he would have been subjected to the Major League Baseball draft. By establishing residency in a country such as Mexico, he could negotiate a far more lucrative contract as a free agent.Puig, a 23-year-old outfielder, signed a $42 million, seven-year contract with the Dodgers in June 2012, a record for a Cuban defector. He received a $12 million signing bonus and made $2 million in his rookie year, when he hit .319 in 104 games with 19 home runs and 42 RBI. He finished second in the voting for National League Rookie of the Year.Puig’s agent, Adam Katz, issued a statement Wednesday saying Puig was aware of the news articles and understood people had questions, but he was not going to comment.A day later, in a Spanish interview with The Associated Press on Thursday at his locker at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, Puig said he was concentrating on helping his teammates and not thinking about anything negative.“I’m only thinking about working on the things that are going to make me a better ballplayer,” said Puig, who was back in the starting lineup for the series finale against the Giants after entering off the bench Wednesday night.Despaigne’s affidavit was filed as part of a lawsuit against Puig in which a man jailed in Cuba claims Puig falsely accused him of human trafficking to curry favor with Cuban authorities in an attempt to rejoin Cuba’s national baseball team. Puig had been removed because the Cubans feared he would defect.Through his lawyers, Puig has denied the man’s claims and wants the lawsuit dismissed.Despaigne said Puig was responsible for several human trafficker arrests in Cuba and that he appeared to be playing both sides to his own advantage.“Puig told me that if he cooperated with state security, he would be permitted back on the (Cuban national) baseball team,” the boxer said. “He appeared to take a strange sort of pride in the number of people he had sent to prison.”Puig’s attempts to defect, according the court documents, started in the spring 2011. Despaigne said he got a call from a Miami man named Raul Pacheco, an air conditioning repairman and recycling business owner with past arrests for burglary and credit card fraud, according to public records.Despaigne said Pacheco and several other men told him they could get Puig out of Cuba in exchange for 20 percent of the ballplayer’s future contracts. They needed Despaigne to convey the offer to Puig, which he did, and Puig agreed to the plan.A call Thursday to a phone number listed for Pacheco was met with a message saying it wasn’t accepting voice mail. No number for Despaigne was listed.Over the following year, Puig and Despaigne tried four times unsuccessfully to leave the communist island, according to the affidavit, including one occasion when their boat was intercepted by a U.S. Coast Guard cutter and they were returned to Cuba. Finally, a group of smugglers with a speedboat took them to Isla Mujeres, a fishing village on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula not far from Cancun.Despaigne said Pacheco and his investors originally planned to pay the smugglers $250,000, but they decided Puig was worth $400,000. The group stayed at a motel for a month in Isla Mujeres while the two sides haggled over the price. Then, the Miami investors found another group of men to take Puig, Despaigne and others to Mexico City.A few weeks later, Despaigne crossed the border into Texas and traveled to Miami to stay with one of the investors. It was there he learned, according to his affidavit, about the 20 percent Puig promised to pay them and the smugglers’ claims they were still owed money after Puig signed his Dodger contract in June 2012.After the threat at gunpoint, Despaigne said one of the investors said the smuggler known as “Leo” would be “neutralized.” About a month later, Despaigne was told to look up “Leo” on the Internet using his full name — Yandrys Leon — and he found that the man had been shot to death in Cancun.“I am concerned that something may happen to me,” Despaigne said in the affidavit, adding that Puig has severed all ties with him.___Associated Press sportswriter Janie McCauley in San Francisco contributed to this report.Follow Curt Anderson on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Miamicurt read more
Signs of relational aggression or “mean girl” bullying are often undetected by parents and educators because they are often subtle. They include manipulation such as exclusion from the group, spreading rumors, breaking confidences, or recruiting others to dislike the target girl. These negative actions are magnified by social media. Kids look at their friends’ Snapchat stories, Facebook and Instagram posts and realize when they’re being excluded.Parents need to be compassionate not confrontational; circle in, as Erwin puts it. Ask about friends, notice changes in schedules as well as behavior. Although the exact causes of eating disorders are not known, the Mayo Clinic suggests the following factors can put certain adolescents and teens at risk: genetic and biological factors such as anxiety and perfectionism; participating in activities that encourage low weight such as ballet or wrestling for boys; low self-esteem; pressure from society; and/or bullying. A former patient of Erwin’s, who wishes to remain anonymous (Audrey, for purposes of this article), was 16 and a junior in high school when she started restricting, the term for reducing food intake. “I had wanted more than anything to fit in, to be accepted, to be noticed, but at the same time blend in. I had always been top of my class academically, taking all honors and AP classes,” she said. She said she initially saw her perfectionistic tendencies as beneficial. “Then my perfectionism stemmed into dissatisfaction with my body, my eating habits, and my weight.” You notice changes in your daughter’s behavior. She is not seeing friends as much, or her grades are suffering, or maybe her diet is different. She has alway been a great kid, worked hard at school, played sports, some would even consider her a bit of a perfectionist, but she’s 15, and everything seems to end in an argument lately, so you bite your tongue.It could be anything from teen angst to drug use. Or it could be an eating disorder.Eight million Americans have an eating disorder, almost 7 million of whom are women, age 12 to 25. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of all causes of death for females 15 to 24 years old. Although rates of eating disorders in boys have risen, as they have in middle-aged women, it is still considered a “girl thing.” This article was first published in the Health section of the Sept. 7-14, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. Donald Erwin, Ph.D, clinical director of Monmouth Psychological Associates of Tinton Falls, has been working with patients with eating disorders for 36 years. He has been active in a variety of professional organizations and is often asked to conduct eating disorders prevention and awareness programs in schools. He feels that his primary focus in the treatment of an eating disorder is in helping his patients understand what is behind their troubled relationships with food and their bodies. He contends the world is becoming a meaner place. Her friend approached her mother about Audrey’s weight loss. Shortly after, she was told by her parents that they would be bringing her to a nutritionist’s appointment. It was actually a therapist’s office and Audrey became enraged and tried to walk back to the car, but in the end she stayed and talked. She was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Erwin was the therapist. Eight years later Audrey can happily say full recovery is possible. Today she has achieved her ultimate career of becoming a therapist herself, working with patients with a variety of mental health struggles, eating disorders included.Eric Alcera, M.D., medical director of Hackensack/ Meridian Behavioral, is a child psychiatrist and has spoken to parents about many of the changes in behaviors Erwin mentioned. “There are traits to keep an eye on, body image, perfectionism, rigidity in the child. There is a size-weight prejudice prevalent in our society. Kids are being bullied for how they look, what they wear. When you see withdrawal, an increase in anxiety, maybe the child isn’t getting as much sleep, it is time to engage in a conversation.”If, as a parent, you suspect an eating disorder, Alcera recommends you contact your primary care doctor. Eating disorders can be deadly, and not just for the drastically underweight. Generally your primary care doctor will give you a referral, but it is not one-size-fits-all, so he advises people do their own research also, and go with an eating disorder specialist you and your child feel comfortable with. Whether you decide on inpatient or family-based therapy, a treatment team, including a psychologist or psychiatrist and a nutritionist, needs to be assembled.While family and friends can be a huge help in providing support, you and your child may also want to join an eating disorder support group. They provide a safe environment where you can talk freely and get advice and support from peers going through the same process. There are many types of support groups, some are led by professional therapists, while others are moderated by trained volunteers. Erwin runs a group that meets at Riverview Medical Center the fourth (not last) Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. To find a support group: ask your doctor or therapist, call local hospitals/universities or try the school nurse or counseling office. By Eileen Toomey | “Let’s take a look at relational aggression,” he said, leaning back in his swivel chair in his non-descript but soothing office. “This is the girl-on-girl bullying that has developed in the last 15 or so years. It represents the quiet but vicious unspoken ways that girls are mean to each other. There is a culture of meanness that has developed because of shows like ‘American Idol’ and ‘Survivor,’ where your group betrays each other in order to achieve. I find groups of girls betraying trusted friends in order to increase their social status. It’s a competitive thing. Consider that your girl gets an iPhone in third or fourth grade so she can track 24/7 what’s going on, she can witness everything she is not invited to. When these girls are fearful, they are deprived of age-appropriate personality development and they begin to substitute things like thinness for strong personality traits.” read more
The new Apple iPad has barely seen 20 hours of use and already the first tournament of the 2010-11 High School athletic season is on the horizon.The 38th annual High School Senior Girl’s Invitational Volleyball Tournament is capturing center stage beginning Friday at the J. Lloyd Crowe gymnasium in Trail.The five-team event has two teams from the Nelson area to help tip off the season — Mount Sentinel Wildcats and L.V. Rogers Bombers.“This is our first event and we are quite curious with what to expect,” said longtime Mount Sentinel skipper Joe Moreira on the eve of what many believe is his final season of coaching at the high school level.“This year’s team has a very different look from past years (there are) no super stars (like Katie Wayling on last year’s team); just a bunch of girls that are very committed and work very hard.”The Wildcats are led by senior Jessica Paulson, the player with the most experience on the team having played beach volleyball at the 2010 B.C. Summer Games in Langley.The bulk of the squad comes from the rookie level as Mount Sentinel boasts six Grade 10s on the team.The Bombers, coached by Jennifer Kidd, has a team consisting mostly of Grade 11 players eager to build on last season.Golden Eagles, early favourite Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and host J, Lloyd Crowe Hawks join the Bombers and Wildcats for the two-day tournament.LVR meets the Hawks at 2 p.m. to open the tournament while Mount Sentinel meets Golden at 5 p.m.The round robin draw continues through Saturday with the playoffs starting at 2:20 p.m. with medal games.The top two teams square off to determine the champion while the third and fourth-place clubs battle for the bronze medal.Mount Sentinel finished fifth at the 2009 B.C. High School Girl’s Single-A Volleyball championships in Kelowna. The goal this season is to first get back to the championships and to improve on that finish.“We are going to be challenged to compete with the best teams in the province,” said Moreira of his Single-A team, “but it will be fun to try.”SIDE OUT: The Mount Sentinel boy’s travel to Creston Friday to participate in the Prince Charles Comets Volleyball Tournament. It’s also the first action of the season for teams entered. In 2009 Mount Sentinel finished 10th overall at the 16-team B.C. High School AA Boy’s Volleyball Championships in Kelowna. read more
Adam Maida is the early candidate for starting goalie between the pipes.“If Wednesday’s game is any indication, the fans can expect to see a physical game,” McLellan said when asked about this weekend’s games.“We carried the play, had a good up-tempo pace. We were good in our own zone and were able to rally in the third period.”Despite getting a late start on the rest of the KIJHL teams, McLellan has been working diligently with his junior contacts to fill out the balance of the team.“This is a work in progress,” said McLellan.McLellan said fans may see a few affiliate players in the lineup during the early part of the season as the Leafs continue to find the right players to fill out the roster. “You never know who might end up here coming out of Junior A teams plus I’ve got to finalize a couple of trades I’m working on to add to the mix,” said McLellan, already pleased with the working relationship with Kootenay Ice Major Midget coach Rob Wright.“The start is the toughest part of the season especially at the Junior B level. You really don’t know your team until a week or two.”Nelson opens the KIJHL regular season Friday, September 12 at home against Beaver Valley. It’s only September and already Leaf head coach Dave McLellan likes what he sees in his Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club.“Phase one is training camp, and we’re done that now,” McLellan said Thursday prior to a three-game exhibition weekend.“We’re now into phase two and I’m pretty happy with stuff that happened in (Wednesday’s) exhibition game — we battled back to tie — and our returning players.”Nelson, scoring a 4-4 tie against Beaver Valley to begin the exhibition campaign, travels to Creston Friday before concluding the preseason at home against the Thunder Cats (Saturday) and Beaver Valley Nitehawks (Sunday).McLellan is pleased with the defence that has a solid core of returning players in Darnel St. Pierre, Patrick Croome, Robson Cramer and Austin Seaman.Up front, Blair Andrews, Austin Lindsay, Nelson Minor Hockey graduates Nolan Percival and Sam Weber, Rayce Miller, Aaron Dunlap and Alec Wilkinson return. read more
The Fifth Annual Christmas Classic was another “Classic” as Team Price took on Team Heaven in an overtime thriller at the Castlegar ComplexHowever, the big winner was the Selkirk Saints and Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League as more than $1500 was raised for both organizations.The Saints were the big benefactors, as the team received more than $1000 while $500 was raised for the Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League.On the ice, Team Price captured bragging rights with a 7-6 OT win.Josh Lamont proved to be the hero of this year’s classic for Team Price, taking a centering pass from Topher Plonka to score the winning tally.The game was close throughout as Team Heaven held the lead over Team Price 3-2 heading into the half way break of the game. Both teams had been trading shots in the very tight affair. Keagan Little tied the game at 3’s on a great rush, followed by a goal by Dustin Gorkoff and then Jeff Sidey to give Team Price the 5-3 lead. This is when Team Price Captain Bergen Price took a too many men penalty and Team Heaven Captain Brent Heaven capitalized to make it a 5-4 game. The momentum shifted into Team Heaven’s favour as they peppered Dillan Lamont deep into the third period. Team Heaven tied the game 5-5 until a great short handed rush by Dustin Gorkoff to give Team Price the 6-5 lead.Dillan Lamont made four amazing saves to keep the lead into the last minute of the game. Yet again the Team Price Captain took another penalty to put Team Heaven on the Power Play with a minute left. With the goalie pulled, Brent Heaven scorched Team Price to tie the game and get the hat trick. As hats hit the Ice Team Price had to gather themselves and get ready for Overtime.After the game, the Element Night club supplied Shuttle busses for all fans and participants to head to the Element to mingle afterwards. All door proceeds went to the Saints Hockey Club and CGHL.The Christmas Classic event would like to thank Element Night Club, Joanne Bursey (Century 21), Cartwrights Pub, Source for Sports and Hall Printing for their support. Without local support events like these would not be possible.Story originated at The Nelson Daily read more
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