Tom Shanklin’s Career Highlights

first_imgThe other was stitching Xavier Rush up on a blind date and videoing him – that was my masterplan. He gave a girl his number and then we got a friend he didn’t know to text him pretending to be the girl and arranging to meet up. We interviewed him about the date and filmed him getting ready, showering, shaving and so on. Then we went to the bar where they were meeting, sat upstairs and filmed him sitting downstairs with a bottle of wine and two glasses! That was pretty good – but I’m watching over my shoulder in case he tries to get me back.Find out what Tom Shanklin’s next career move is – and how he would shake up the game – in the July issue of Rugby World, on sale Tuesday 7 June. Get in: Peel and Jones in happier times pre-sheep LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Best friend…There’s so many. I really enjoyed the era with Wales from 2003 to 2005. That’s where we grew up as a squad. They’re the ones who understand where we’d come from and where we’d got to.Worst room-mate…There have been a few. Gethin Jenkins always wants everyone to leave his room and he snores badly. They’ve combated that by giving him his own room.Get in! Peel and Jones in happier times pre-sheepBest practical joke…There’s been loads – I’ll pick two. The first is Mark Jones putting a sheep in Dwayne Peel’s room at the 2007 World Cup. Mark’s very good with animals having grown up on a farm so he managed to get the sheep in there, then it did its business everywhere! Last hurrah: Shanklin makes a break against New Zealand in his final Wales Test in November 2010TOM SHANKLIN’S rugby-playing days were brought to an end in April when he was forced to retire because of a knee injury. The centre’s club career took in London Welsh, Saracens and Cardiff Blues, where he spent eight years, while he also followed his father, Jim, in donning a Wales jersey. During his ten-year international career he won 70 caps and scored 20 tries for Wales, and was also selected for two Lions tours, though injury curtailed his involvement in 2005 and ruled him out before the squad even travelled to South Africa four years later.As he embarks on life outside of rugby, we asked Shanklin to look back on his career and pick out a few highlights.Half century: in action during his 50th TestBest memory… Winning my 50th cap and walking out first (against Italy at the Millennium Stadium in February 2008)Best game… The 2005 Grand Slam win over Ireland – it was just so long since Wales had won one. The way we won the whole tournament, the way the day went, the crowd – everything was great.Worst game… Fiji at the 2007 World Cup. It was gutting to be knocked out of the tournament. Also being part of  the run of ten straight losing games before the 2003 World Cup – and playing in most of them.Best team-mate… I’ve played with so many centres. At the start of my career Tim Horan (Saracens) was a massive influence. I learnt a lot playing with him and I still keep in contact with him. I really enjoyed playing with Jamie Robinson at Cardiff Blues, and alongside Gareth Thomas too.last_img read more


£3m available for village hall improvements

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis134 Melanie May | 5 April 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. £3m available for village hall improvements Tagged with: Fundingcenter_img The government has launched a £3 million fund to improve village halls and help better connect rural communities across the UK.Village hall committees can apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms.The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project with a minimum grant of £10,000 and a maximum grant of £75,000 payable, and the remainder expected to come from a combination of charity reserves, fundraising, local authority funding and other grants such as the National Lottery Community Fund.The application must be a village hall or similar rural community building and a registered charity. New build projects will not be eligible to apply to the fund due to their high costs and long timescales.The new scheme is expected to help around 100 community building projects and was opened by Rural Affairs Minister Lord Gardiner and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick at the Oxton Village Hall in Nottinghamshire on 5 April.Speaking at the launch, hosted by the Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire, Minister for Rural Affairs Lord Gardiner said:“Village halls are the cornerstone of our rural communities. They provide vital spaces and facilities for people across the country – from fitness and social activity through to healthcare and education. I am delighted to launch officially this £3 million grant scheme for village halls, supporting these important hubs for our local communities.”Applications to the fund will be assessed by a panel including Defra officials and Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) staff with experience of halls and grant schemes. The grant funding will be managed by ACRE on behalf of Defra and advice and support to potential applicants will be provided through the ACRE network.More information on how to apply is available on the ACRE site. Advertisement  710 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis134  709 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more


WHS Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014:Tuesday• Madrigal Feast 7 p.m.WednesdayThursday• Wrestling at WHS 6 p.m.•Kingman Basketball TournamentFriday•Kingman Basketball Tournament.Saturday• Wrestling at WHS 9 a.m.• ACT• Kingman Basketball Tournament TBDSunday• NHS Induction 2 p.m.Wednesday lunch: Soft chicken taco, tortilla chips/salsa refried beans, corn, peaches.Thursday lunch: Chicken and dressing, potatoes/gravy, green beans, hot roll/jelly, Poke Cake.Today’s News*Beginning second semester, double lunch entrees will go from $1.00 to $1.50. Some ala carte items will also increase in price.*Did you hear?Winter break is near!What better way to spread a feeling of cheer,Than sending a message to those you hold dear!Tomorrow through next Monday, student council will be selling candy cane grams during lunch.  They are two for a dollar, or five for two dollars, and will be handed out eighth hour next Tuesday.  Don’t let someone have a blue Christmas, make it a mint fresh one!”•There will be a Special K basketball meeting in the Health room today @ 4:00. Please pick up a parent permission slip in the office today.•No Scholar’s Bowl practice today or next Wednesday, Dec. 17. See you after Christmas•If you’re in the Work Ethic Program and you need volunteer/community service hours, Mrs. Hatfield has a job for you. If interested please stop by her office by Friday.•Circle of Friends members will have their Christmas get-together, gift exchange on this Thursday, Dec. 11 during third and fourth period classes. Members will need to bring a $5 gift. Girls bring appropriate gifts for girls; boys bring appropriate gifts for boys. We will also play board games. Please share this information with your third and fourth hour teachers that you will be involved in this activity.•ATTN. SENIOR EARLY COMPLETERS: Remember the local scholarship application is due Jan. 9. You are responsible to make sure you turn this in on or before that date.•ATTN. SENIORS: Remember in order to be eligible for the Crusader Website “LAPTOP” give-a-way at Class Night in May, 2015 – you have to complete a LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION through the Guidance Office. Those completed applications are due no later than Jan. 9, 2015.”•Students: Don’t forget to pay your sports fee if you are playing a winter sport.•Dancing with the Teachers will be held on January 17 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Sign-up sheets are in the office.•Students wanting college credit for the Southwestern College classes they are taking need to turn in their pre-enrollment form and money by January 16th.•Seniors: The Local Scholarship application is due January 9th, but why wait… get it turned in before the winter break and you will be able to enjoy your time off with no worries.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more



first_imgDRUMKEEN NOTESCake SaleEoghan, Sean and Jerome would like to thank everyone who supported the cake sale last weekend. Special thanks to those who donated to the sale or sponsored the boys in any way. The three players have been selected to take part in the Galway Cup next week. Everyone in Drumkeen would like to wish them the very best of luck as they test their skills against the best soccer talent in Ireland. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 23rd July 02, 04, 10, 21. No jackpot winner. Winnie Doherty, Carrigart and Cathal Mc Connell Dunfanaghy each win €50. Next week’s jackpot €2,625. Go raibh maith agat. Birthday WishesBest wishes to Maeve Mc Gettigan, Myles Conway, Henry Patton and John “JC Sound” who are all celebrating big birthday’s this week from all in Drumkeen.Foyle CupWell done to Drumkeen Utd U-16 who participated in the prestigious Foyle Cup last week. They played a total of 4 games which included a match against the famous Cliftonville FC from Belfast who were the eventual winners of the competition. A great experience for the boys who are the current U-16 East Donegal league champions.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen Notes Anyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: [email protected] or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN SOCCER PLAYERS THANK ALL FOR THE CAKE SALE SUPPORT was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)Tags:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more


Vredefort Dome to be protected

first_img28 May 2012The Vredefort Dome is a step closer to being formally recognised and protected under South African law, after a memorandum of agreement was signed by the government and landowners in the area on the weekend.Located about 120 kilometres southwest of Johannesburg, the Vredefort Dome is the oldest meteorite impact structure or astrobleme on earth. It resulted from a meteorite 10km in diameter crashing into earth two billion years ago.The site was added to the Unesco World Heritage list in July 2005 – being described as having “outstanding universal value to human kind” – and was intended to be proclaimed in terms of national legislation. It was gazetted in December 2007, but has not yet been proclaimed due to concerns raised by landowners.The signing of the agreement will pave the way for the proclamation of the area and appointment of a management authority which will serve as a precursor for the development of an integrated management plan.Edna Molewa, minister of water and environmental affairs, said the agreement will give the area a formal status like other sites such as Robben Island, iSimangaliso, Mapungubwe, Cape Floral Region, Richtersveld, uKhahlamba Drakensberg, and the fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa encompassing the Cradle of Humankind, Taung Skull and Makapan Valley.The management system will address issues relating to the preservation of archaeological sites, land use management and zoning, pollution and waste management, water resource and fire management.As part of this management system, tourism development will be ensured in order to support local economic development.Molewa said they had addressed most of the concerns and established a multi-stakeholder steering committee for coordination purposes.She added that her department would be embarking on a consultation process towards final proclamation of the area as a World Heritage Site.“The management authority will be given full powers and resources to manage the area in terms of relevant policies in order to maintain the highest management standards in terms of an integrated management system and ensure full compliance with Unesco World Heritage prescripts and South Africa’s World Heritage Convention Act of 1999,” said the minister.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more