Rugby’s Greatest: Nick Farr-Jones

first_img George Gregan is viewed as a rugby god… Major teams: New South WalesCountry: AustraliaTest span: 1984-93Test caps: 63 (62 starts)Test points: 37 (9T) Nick Farr-Jones of Australia Rugby’s Greatest: George Gregan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby’s Greatest: Nick Farr-JonesNick Farr-Jones was part of the Wallabies’ ‘Holy Trinity’, alongside his half-back partner Michael Lynagh and David Campese. Indeed, it was even said that the quick-thinking No 9 created 46 of Campo’s 64 Test tries.Brought up in Sydney, where he only took up the game at 13, Farr-Jones made his debut on the 1984 Grand Slam tour. Two years later he was instrumental to Australia’s series triumph in New Zealand; his performance into a gale in Wellington – with blindside snipes and shrewd link play with the forwards – was a joy to behold.Despite a fourth-placed finish at the 1987 World Cup, Farr-Jones had a fine tournament dictating his team’s tempo. He was soon chosen by coach Bob Dwyer to captain the Wallabies at 25.The following year Australia welcomed the Lions and in the first Test he gave another model demonstration of half-back play, Lions hooker Brian Moore saying in his book Beware of the Dog: “Farr-Jones’s distribution was swift, he knew when to take on the back row and especially when not to throw out rubbish. No one has ever played the perfect game, but they (Farr-Jones and Lynagh) made so few errors that it was pretty close to ideal.”Yet the Lions hit back to win the series and Farr-Jones had a notorious dust-up with opposite number Robert Jones after being provoked. Collapse Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby’s Greatest: John Eales TAGS: The Greatest Players Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also 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.center_img Rugby’s Greatest: John Eales He was to play on for another two years, where he continued his telepathic relationship with Lynagh; they played 47 Tests together and finished with a then world record 36 Tests as captain.After a brief retirement in 1992, he was persuaded into playing a final winning series against the Springboks.Farr-Jones continued to work as a lawyer before moving into investment management. Still involved in rugby, he has worked on the Sky Sports commentary team and is chairman of NSW rugby. Expand Expand Rugby’s Greatest: George Gregan John Eales’s influence on rugby was so profound… Despite his captaincy being openly scrutinised after losses, Farr-Jones led his side to a morale-boosting 21-9 victory in the Bledisloe Cup, which led to him famously taking a naked swim in Wellington Harbour.A lawyer by profession, Farr-Jones led the Wallabies into the 1991 World Cup. He cajoled and drove his team to defeat the All Blacks in the semi-finals, where he said, “We had to tackle till our shoulders were red raw just to keep them out”, before lifting the trophy at Twickenham with a 12-6 victory. Australia always seem to raise their game for… Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guidelast_img read more


Adjunct Instructors: French, German, and Spanish

first_imgAdjunct Instructors: French, German, and Spanish at XavierUniversityXavier University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is acceptingapplications for an Adjunct Instructors in Modern Languages on arolling basis. Positions will include the instruction of beginning-or intermediate-level courses housed within the Department ofClassics and Modern Languages.Candidates must be dedicated to undergraduate teaching anddemonstrate excellence in language teaching. All applicants forthis position must provide evidence of native or near-nativeproficiency in French, German, or Spanish and English. Candidatesshould be able to help support a diverse and inclusive studentcommunity.Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications to teachModern Languages at Xavier University include a Masters in theLanguage or a closely related field. Previous language instructionat the college level preferred. Formal training in second languageacquisition or teaching methods preferred. Masters degree inanother field plus ability to demonstrate sustained professionaluse of the language considered.Contracts for adjunct faculty members are issued on a semesterlybasis.Duties include: Interested candidates must apply at Xavier University’s website.For additional information, please contact Jamie H. Trnka,Department Chair, [email protected] University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Effective, engaged learner-centered instruction in an inclusiveclassroom environment;Effective planning and preparation of classes to supportstudent success;Administration of appropriate course assessments designedadequately to measure student’s learning in connection withXavier’s Core Curriculum;Use of Xavier’s campus-wide Content Management System, Canvas,to provide course information and maintain an electronic record ofstudent progress; andWorking cooperatively with members of the Spanish languagesection, faculty in the Classics and Modern Languages department,the Spanish Core Language Coordinator, and the Department Chairwithin the College of Arts and Sciences.last_img read more


Watch Slash Surprise Young Guitarist Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer At ‘School Of Rock The Musical’ Rehearsal

first_imgBrandon “Taz” Niederauer is increasingly a well-known name in the music world. The young guitar prodigy has earned fans far and wide since he was in the single-digit years, gaining an enviable sit-in history with names such as Col. Bruce Hampton, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, and more. As the longest-running cast member for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock: The Musical, for over two years, Taz treated audiences to his energized and advanced guitar stylings as the character “Zach.” Though Taz’s tenure with the musical came to a close this weekend, as the young guitarist looks to the future to pursue his own musical career (and freshman year of high school), he will always be remembered for the special moments he helped create during his time with the production.Kraz And Taz: A Look At Eric Krasno and Brandon Niederauer’s Greatest CollaborationsOne special moment last year was during a rehearsal for the Broadway production when none other than guitar icon Slash surprised the pre-teen cast. The young cast had already begun playing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” when the Guns N’ Roses guitarist arrived, hopping onstage with his signature sunburst Les Paul to play along. Taz looks noticeably excited to be playing along with the legend and can be seen watching Slash’s hands to see how he fingers the familiar solos. Slash then stuck around to run through “Paradise City” and met the excited cast. As Slash told Rolling Stone, “It was really cool to meet such an enthusiastic and talented bunch of young rock ‘n’ rollers. They were great kids as well as players.”Watch how it all went down below. You can also catch Taz Niederauer when he performs with the legendary Eric Krasno and his band this Friday, August 4th, at New York City’s The Cutting Room for a special Phish Baker’s Dozen late night. Check out more information about the show below![via Rolling Stone]SHOW DETAILSWho: KRAZ & TAZ – The Eric Krasno Band w/ The Brandon Niederauer “TAZ” BandWhere: The Cutting RoomWhen: Friday, August 4th, 2017Doors: 11:30pm doors, show at 12:00am (technically early morning 8/5)Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of showPurchase tix here: read more


Retirement ‘vertical village’ on the rise

first_imgNewport, Redcliffe, developed by Stockland. Stockland has commenced work on a retirement village apartment community at the $590 million Newport project on the Redcliffe PeninsulaConstruction has started at Stockland’s $69 million retirement village apartment community at Newport on the Redcliffe Peninsula.The development will comprise 125 two and three-bedroom apartments built across two six-level buildings within the heart of Stockland’s $590 million Newport project.Each apartment will have its own dedicated car space, with both buildings linked by a central, landscaped podium and more than 3500sq m of green and outdoor recreation space.Stockland Group executive and Retirement Living chief executive Stephen Bull saidretirees expected to live in beautiful locations, enjoy a great lifestyle and a high level of services.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“In designing the Newport Retirement Village we wanted to show people they can upsize their quality of life when they chose to downsize their homes,” he said.“Our vision for Newport Retirement Village was to develop a highly connected and accessible community, that enhances livability and encourages residents to be social, active and enjoy a healthy bayside lifestyle.”The development will include a wellness hub with a gym and swimming pool, billiards room, library and an alfresco barbecue area featuring a living community table to grow herbs and use when cooking. Residents will also enjoy an array of amenity in the broader Newport community including bayside parks, kilometres of cycling and walking paths and an abundance of water-based leisure opportunities such as fishing or kayaking.Construction of the 143ha Newport masterplanned community started in 2015 and is about a quarter of the way through its development program.Upon completion it will be home to about 5000 residents and feature a 22ha lake, a $3 million lakeside park, a children’s playground and a public square. last_img read more


South Florida hospital brings women’s health seminar to St Kitts-Nevis

first_imgBaptist hospital in South Florida. Photo credit: baptisthealth.netMIAMI, USA — Baptist Health South Florida International Services, a division of Baptist Health South Florida, partnered with St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Dr Denzil Douglas, and Marcella Liburd, minister of health, to host a seminar on women’s health and related topics for healthcare practitioners and residents of St Kitts and Nevis.Titled “Current Prevention and Treatment of Cervical Cancer,” the event took place on Sunday June 26. Baptist Health South Florida International Services officially announced the donation of 3,000 Pap test kits to the Ministry of Health during the seminar.At the request of Douglas, the Ministry of Health and Brian Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health and Honorary Consul General of St Kitts and Nevis in Florida, designed this seminar to educate women of all ages on the importance of cervical cancer screenings and the treatment options available to them.“Baptist Health is delighted to partner with Prime Minister Douglas and the Ministry of Health to provide educational programs on important health topics,” said Keeley. “Awareness and prevention are key to good health, and we’re pleased to have the opportunity to bring our physician experts to share information with the St Kitts and Nevis community.”The seminar, presented by Baptist Health South Florida gynecologic oncologist Dr Troy Gatcliffe, covered such topics as the importance of Pap tests for the prevention of cervical cancer and the appropriate management of early-stage, noninvasive and micro-invasive cervical cancer. Gatcliffe also discussed the addition of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for the triage of mildly abnormal Pap tests that could potentially lead to a reduction in costly doctor visits and overtreatment.“As cervical cancer is one of the few cancers that can be avoided with awareness and screenings, and easily curable if caught in the early stages, it is important to spread the message. We’re honored to have a strong ongoing relationship with Baptist Health South Florida International Services that allows us to bring these important messages and seminars to the public,” said Douglas. “The information and treatment options presented were of great value to the attendees, who were all eager to learn. We are also so grateful for the generous donation of Pap test kits and look forward to working together to present more pertinent health lectures to the people of St Kitts and Nevis.”The donation of 3,000 Pap test kits will be used to initiate a cervical cancer awareness campaign on the islands, encouraging women to get regular screenings.Caribbean News Now Tweet Share 25 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle South Florida hospital brings women’s health seminar to St Kitts-Nevis by: – June 29, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more


Asia Cup IND vs AFG: Rashid Khan defends seven to pull off last-ball tie

first_imgNew Delhi: Resurgent Afghanistan, which is out of the final race, will look to leave a lasting impact when they face one of the best ODI teams India their last encounter of the Asia Cup 2018 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The otherwise dead rubber match will not have any bearing on India as they have already qualified for the finals. However, Afghanistan, which has impressed the world with their fighting spirit, would like to put up some challenge against the world’s second best ODI team.India, on the other hand, would look to continue their unbeaten run in the Asia cup. Barring Hong Kong, no team has been able to challenge India in the tournament so far and men. However, Afghanistan would not give up as easily as Pakistan or Bangladesh did and will look to end their Asia Cup journey with a bang.India vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score, commentary, Asia Cup 2018:# Match tied: Rashid Khan defends seven runs and pulls off a last-ball tie. 10 one sided games and this dead rubber turned out to be a tie. Afghanistan will go home with head high. Though, they are not playing finals but Afghanistan have been a better team than Pakistan and Bangladesh.# OUT! What’s happening here. Wickets are falling on regular intervals. After Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik also fell victim to Nabi. It was fired full on leg by Nabi, Karthik tried to flick it away but misses it. Reply shows the ball was missing the leg by a big margin. India would be regretting the waste of review by KL Rahul. # Score after 39 overs: IND 205-5; Karthik 44(62)Jadeja 0(0)# OUT! Kedar Jadhav run out! karthik hit that straight back to the bowler, Mujeeb gets a hand on the ball to deflect it onto the stumps.# Score after 35 overs: IND 190-4; Karthik 37(52)Kedar Jadhav 12(12)# OUT! Manish Pandey departs. Afghanistan are back in the game with quick wickets. After Rayudu’s fall, they didn’t let any batsman to set. Can Afghanistan turn things here?# Score after 30 overs: IND 164-3; Manish Pandey 8(12)Karthik 26(36)# OUT! Dhoni has gone and a deafening silence at the ground. Was that going down the leg side? The umpire doesn’t think so and Dhoni is walking out. He won’t take a review as India have already used up one. The reply shows the ball was missing the leg stump.# Score after 21 overs: IND 128-2; Karthik 6(9)Dhoni 1(2)# OUT! You can’t play lose shots against Rashid Khan no matter how big player you are. Rahul tried to reverse sweep that but failed to connect with the bat. That ball hits his thighs but he was right in front of middle and leg. India lost a review also.# Fifty for KL Rahul: A very mild celebrations there. Simply raised his bat and that’s it. A very calm and composed innings from Rahul. Got the chance and using it very well.# OUT! End of Rayudu’s knock. He played the innings in second gear. Good attacking intent. 57 off just 49 that set the platform for Indian middle order to chase them down.# Score after 16 overs: IND 103-0; Rayudu 51(45)Rahul 48(51)# Fifty for Rayudu: ODI fifty number 8 for him. Rohit Sharma is happy in the stands. A well-controlled innings so far.# Score after 10 overs: IND 64-0Rayudu 30(26)Rahul 30(34)# Score after 5 overs: India 22/0 | KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu on the crease   #  India’s chase: Rahul and Rayudu are at the crease. Rahul is on strike. Aftab Alam will open the attack# End of the innings: Afghanistan has set a target of 253 runs for India. The team got a wonderful start courtesy Shahzad’s blistering knock, however, they lost momentum against the spin duo of Jadeja and Kuldeep. Shahzad and Nabi scored a century and fifty, respectively, to take their side over to 250.# OUT! Nabi falls after fifty. Nabi was trying to chip the length delivery over the infield but miscues it straight to cover where Kuldeep Yadav takes a good running behind catch, even after collision with Dinesh Karthik.# Score after 45 overs: AFG 228-7; Rashid Khan 2(5)Nabi 52(46)# OUT! Jadeja removes Zadran. He went for a reverse sweep but couldn’t connect the ball and bat. Struck in front of off stump.# Fifty for Nabi: 12th ODI half-century for the Nabi. He has taken over Shahzad’s job quite well. This partnership between Najibullah Zadran and Nabi is very crucial for Afghanistan to reach a fighting total. # OUT! End of Shahzad’s brilliant innings. He Walks down the track and looks to go big against a flighted delivery. Mistimes it and Dinesh Karthik takes a good high catch. First wicket for Jadhav.# Score after 35 overs: AFG 163-5Nabi 17(21)Mohammad Shahzad 116(106)# OUT! Maiden wicket for Chahar. Gulbadin charges down the track to sweep this off his toe, holes out at deep backward square. That ends the 50-run partnership between Shahzad and him. # FOUR! And century for Shahzad. His fifth ODI ton. He punches in the air with a loud roar and then opens his arm in style to celebrate it. A wonderful innings from the southpaw. When the entire team was struggling, he took a step forward and decided to take on the Indian bowlers. A fearless, aggressive knock. # Afghanistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman # Score after 20 overs: AFG 103-4; Naib 3(11)Mohammad Shahzad 87(72)# OUT! Another wicket for Kuldeep, and this time its skipper Asghar Adghna. A magical leg-break, slow through the air, pitched around off and turned in a long way to beat Asghar Afghan’s clip on the inside edge. Hattrick chance for him.# Afghanistan lose momentum: After a wonderful start, Afghanistan lost three quick wickets. The only good for them is opener Shahzad who is firing on all cylinders.# OUT stumped! Second stumping of the day for Dhoni in 200th ODI as captain. A chinaman from Kuldeep which drifted in, dipped and turned past the outside edge. Shahidi was duped by the flight and Dhoni was lightning quick to dislodge the bails.# Score after 15 overs: AFG 81-2; Shahidi 0(2)Mohammad Shahzad 69(55)# OUT Bowled! Second wicket for Jadeja. Bowled this slightly slower and Rahmat played for the turn but the ball went straight through the big gap between bat and pad. Wickets shattered.# OUT! Lightening strikes in Dubai. Javed Ahmadi was struggling since the start. Walked down the track to work this flat ball through the on-side. The ball didn’t spin and missed the inside edge. Dhoni does the rest. Javed Ahmadi st Dhoni b Jadeja 5(30).# 14th ODI fifty for Shahzad: Mohammad Shahzad slams quick-fire fifty off just 37 balls. He is looking dangerous.# Afghanistan off to fearless start: Score after 5 overs: AFG 35-0; Javed Ahmadi 3(11)Mohammad Shahzad 28 (20)# Action begins: Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi are at the crease. Mohammad Shahzad is on strike. Khaleel Ahmed will open the attack# Captain Cool is back! Some changes for India means Rohit Sharma rests and MS Dhoni once again takes the reins! His 200th ODI as captain.He’s lost the toss and Afghanistan are batting, while Deepak Chahar makes his debut.# India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed For all the Latest Sports News News, Asia Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img # SIX, Shahzad moves into the 90s: He is having a wonderful day. He stood tall on one end while wickets kept falling on the other end. # Toss time: Surprise! It’s not Rohit Sharma but MS Dhoni who walks out for the toss along with Asghar Afghan and the match referee. Afghanistan have won the toss and have opted to bat #Hello and welcome to News Nation live updates. Out of contention for reaching final, Afghanistan will look horn with the world’s second best ODI team India in their last match of the tournament. Afghanistan have fought hard throughout the Asia Cup, and though they are on their way out, they’ll be looking to claim one last big scalp against India. Can they do it? Stay with us for live action as we give you ball by ball update. last_img read more


Warriors Profiles: Can Kevon Looney prove that he belongs in this mix?

first_imgWhat do weight loss, player options and solid playoff performances have in common? Each have played a role in this big man’s career with the Warriors. Find out how in our latest profile on the countdown to opening night.(In case you missed them previously, here are the first installations of our ‘Game Faces’ feature, profiles on Jacob Evans, Jonas Jerebko, Quinn Cook and Damian Jones. Dope images provided by Jose Carlos Fajardo)Kevon LooneyContract: 1 year / $1,567,007Outlook: The start …last_img read more


Irving doesn’t mention LeBron in his goodbye to Cleveland

first_imgVIDEO: A (fresh-faced) @KyrieIrving speaks, now that the deal to the Celtics is finally done. Thanks Cleveland, says “the journey continues”— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) August 31, 2017CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James, now his former teammate, while thanking Cleveland fans after his trade to Boston was finalized.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIrving, who is now officially a member of the Celtics after the teams completed a blockbuster deal that had stalled, posted a lengthy thank-you note and video on his Instagram account Thursday. While somewhat vague about his intentions, the All-Star guard explained some the reasons that led to him requesting the Cavaliers trade him following six seasons — and three straight trips to the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ In a meeting last month with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, Irving said he wanted out. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Arellano’s Lervin Flores crowned new NCAA slam dunk king Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img LATEST STORIES After the Cavaliers had concerns about Thomas’ hip injury, they asked for more and obtained a 2020 second-round pick from the Celtics, completing the deal.In his video, Irving thanked Gilbert and Cleveland’s ownership group for taking “a chance on a 19-year-old kid that was coming off a stubbed right toe, of being in a very, very immature place at the time.”The Cavaliers selected Irving with the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 after he played in just 11 games at Duke because of injury.He was a four-time All-Star with Cleveland and made the biggest basket in franchise history, a 3-pointer in the closing moments of Game 7 in the 2016 Finals that propelled the Cavs to the title.While Irving and James had their differences, the two seemingly managed to work through them. After the Cavs were beaten by Golden State in this year’s Finals, Irving spoke at length about what it meant to play with James and how much he had learned.But as he closed his video, Irving didn’t acknowledge their relationship.“And to my teammates: crazy stories, crazy experiences and just unbelievable human beings, man,” Irving said. “You all know how this brotherhood goes, man. All love.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “You understand the magnitude of decisions that you make in your life can affect a lot of people all at once,” Irving said in the more than 4-minute video . “And when you get to that point and you understand that the best intentions for you and ultimately to be in your truth, and find out what you really want to do in your life and how you want to accomplish it — that moment comes and you take full advantage of it.“And there are no other ulterior reasons other than being happy and to be somewhere you feel like it’s an environment that’s conducive for you maximizing your potential.”Irving apparently felt it was time to get out from under the colossal shadow cast by James. The pair won an NBA title together — the first for any Cleveland team since 1964 — in 2016, but Irving did not single out James in his video or the accompanying note.When the Cavs first announced Irving’s trade on Aug. 22, James offered praise to his younger teammate on Twitter , saying: “Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together.”Irving’s comments were his first since the trade. He was sent to the Celtics for All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the 2018 first-round pick Boston acquired from Brooklyn.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more