LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pre-match entertainment for the 2015 Clermont v Toulon Champions Cup final at Twickenham (Inpho)The return of spectators, albeit in reduced numbers, is a significant stepping stone towards the full stadiums that rugby, and sport in general, has missed for so long.“Fans are the lifeblood of European club tournaments and we are delighted to be able to welcome them back in a Covid-secure environment for this season’s finals,” said EPCR chief executive Vincent Gaillard. “Twickenham has a storied history with club rugby’s greatest tournament, and it will be a fitting venue to see silverware contested next month.”Marseille had been initially due to stage the finals, but restrictions put in place to limit the transmission of Covid-19 made it impractical to accommodate all ticket holders. The matches have been deferred to 2022 as a consequence. The finals will return to London in 2023 when they will be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.La Rochelle celebrate their quarter-final win over Sale – now they’re eyeing a trip to Twickenham (Inpho)All spectators who attend either of this year’s finals are required to sign up to a code of conduct. Face coverings will be mandatory within the stadium, unless a spectator is in an assigned seat consuming food or beverages, and social distancing will be required at all times.The RFU is working with Richmond Council, and other key stakeholders such as the Metropolitan Police and South Western Railway, to ensure the events are as safe as possible for spectators, staff and local residents. Additional measures will be in place, including increased cleaning, extra toilet provision, assigned gate entry and a revised transport plan.Plans are also advanced for the 2021/22 season with confirmation that 24 clubs – including eight representatives from each of the Gallagher Premiership, Top 14 and Guinness Pro14 – will once again contest the Heineken Champions Cup. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Twickenham to stage the European finalsThis year’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals will take place at Twickenham, the home of English rugby. And in a welcome boost, up to 10,000 spectators will be permitted for each game, subject to licences being granted by the local authority.The Challenge Cup final will be on Friday 21 May at 8pm, with the Champions Cup final following on Saturday 22 May at 4.45pm. Tickets for the finals went on sale on Friday 30 April, with prices starting at £45.The Champions Cup final will be an all-French affair, as occurred at Twickenham six years ago. Toulouse defeated Bordeaux-Bègles 21-9 to reach the final for a record seventh time. Victory later this month would make them the first team to win the trophy five times.Up against them will be first-time finalists La Rochelle, who beat Leinster 32-23 at Stade Marcel Deflandre. Will Skelton, the Australian second-row, could win a second winner’s medal following success with Saracens in 2019.Leicester Tigers were the first team to book their place at HQ, beating Ulster 33-24 in the first Challenge Cup semi-final at Welford Road. They will face Montpellier, who dug out a gutsy 19-10 win at Bath in the other semi-final.European Cup finals at Twickenham2000 Northampton 9-8 Munster2004 Wasps 27-20 Toulouse2007 Wasps 25-9 Leicester2012 Leinster 42-14 Ulster2015 Toulon 24-18 Clermont Leinster celebrate winning the Heineken Cup in 2012 at Twickenham, which will host the 2021 final (Getty) The home of English rugby will host this year’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals in May – and fans will be present as Covid-related restrictions start to ease
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Andrew Brown Jr. in an undated photo. – Courtesy Brown Family(ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.) — The family of a 42-year-old Black man who was shot to death by a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy outside his home last week accused law enforcement authorities on Monday of walking back their promise to show relatives raw body camera footage of the deadly confrontation.The family members of Andrew Brown Jr., a father of seven, and their attorneys said during a news conference outside the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, that they were expecting to see the video at 11:30 a.m. ET. But an hour before the meeting they were informed of an unexpected delay.Harry Daniels, one of the lawyers for the Brown family, said he received an email at 10:29 a.m. on Monday from Pasquotank County Attorney Michael Cox that redactions were being made to the video.“I was told by the district attorney that the family will get to see the raw footage, not the redacted version,” Daniels said. “These county administrators are walking back the promises they have made. Show the tape. If you ain’t got nothing to hide, show the tape.”Cox released a statement Monday saying that while state law allows the county to show the body camera video to Brown’s family in private, state law “also allows us to blur some faces on the video and that process takes time.”“This may be done when necessary to protect an active internal investigation,” Cox said in his statement.He said officials are working as quickly as possible to show the video to Brown’s family.“As soon as these redactions are complete, we will allow the family to view this footage,” Cox said. “We hope this occurs today, but the actual time will be driven by completion of the redactions.”Ben Crump, another attorney for the Brown family, said if the video had showed Brown doing something wrong, “they would have no problem showing that video.”Brown’s relatives, including several of his children, attended the news conference but did not speak.“It only seems to be [that] when the video has the police doing something wrong, then they’ve got to redact, then they don’t want to show it,” Crump said.Seven Pasquotank County deputies involved in the shooting that erupted last Wednesday morning in Elizabeth City have been placed on administrative leave while the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation probes the circumstances of the deadly encounter. Wooten said a Pasquotank deputy, whose name has not been released, fired the fatal shot and was wearing an active body cam at the time.In advance of the viewing by Brown’s family, Elizabeth City Mayor Bettie Parker declared a state of emergency for her city on Monday morning. The emergency declaration went into effect at 8 a.m. and Parker said it will last “until deemed no longer necessary.”Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten II said he plans to file a motion with a judge to release the video to the public as soon as the state Bureau of Investigation confirms that doing so will not undermine the investigation. Wooten said he could file the request as early as Monday.“It seems likely that the video and audio footage will be released in the very near future. In order to ensure the safety of our citizens and their property, City officials realize there may potentially be a period of civil unrest within the city following the public release of that footage,” Parker, who is Black, wrote in the order.City offices in Elizabeth City, the county seat of Pasquotank County, were closed on Monday and government meetings, including a budget work session, were canceled.Parker’s order came despite peaceful protests that have occurred for five straight days in Elizabeth City since Brown’s death.The Pasquotank County Sheriff Department has released few details of the shooting in the town of 18,000 people.The shooting unfolded about 8:30 a.m. on April 21 when deputies from Pasquotank and Dare Counties went to Brown’s home to attempt to serve an arrest warrant on Brown that stemmed from a felony drug investigation, officials said.Deputies opened fire on Brown’s car as he attempted to drive away from his home. A first responder was recorded on 911 dispatch saying Brown was shot in the back.Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.Wooten declined to say how many deputies discharged their weapons in addition to the one who fatally shot Brown.The shooting occurred one day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man.Brown’s family said police found no weapons nor drugs in Brown’s vehicle or home.Wooten promised to be transparent about what occurred at Brown’s home.“If any of my deputies broke any laws or violated any policies that come out through this investigation, they will be held accountable,” Wooten said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Antarctic biodiversity is much more extensive, ecologically diverse and biogeographically structured than previously thought. Understanding of how this diversity is distributed in marine and terrestrial systems, the mechanisms underlying its spatial variation, and the significance of the microbiota is growing rapidly. Broadly recognizable drivers of diversity variation include energy availability and historical refugia. The impacts of local human activities and global environmental change nonetheless pose challenges to the current and future understanding of Antarctic biodiversity. Life in the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean is surprisingly rich, and as much at risk from environmental change as it is elsewhere
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Seed Consultants, Inc. will expand its regional presence and become the Eastern Corn Belt regional brand for Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. As part of the change, some staff from Doebler’s Pennsylvania Hybrids will join Seed Consultants, along with several Eastern Corn Belt experts from Brodbeck and NuTech.The change is part of the newly announced Corteva Agriscience multi-channel, multi-brand seed strategy for the U.S., which will expand access to the company’s genetics, technology and traits.“Eastern farmers have different needs,” said Daniel Call, Seed Consultants General Manager. “They have different environments, different weather, and we’ve always focused our germplasm and our traits to fulfill those customer needs. As the eastern regional brand for Corteva Agriscience, we get to home in on that even more and be more laser-focused.”Popular Doebler’s products, as well as some Brodbeck and NuTech products, will be available through Seed Consultants. Seed Consultants will also have access to a growing pipeline of products from Corteva Agriscience.“We’re going to have a wider array of germplasm and traits to help deal with weed control issues, insects, weather and more,” Call said.Sheldon Bender, who previously led Doebler’s, will lead transition efforts and will join the Seed Consultants leadership team in the future.Daniel Call says that Seed Consultants has experienced rapid growth since its founding, and he looks forward to continued success through these changes.“We’ve added a lot of really good people who know Eastern agriculture. This is going to help us accelerate our growth. People tell us they like doing business with Seed Consultants because our people are knowledgeable, our products perform in the East and we’re focused on helping our customers be more profitable. I can’t wait to see where we’re at five years from now, 10 years from now,” Call said.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Of course the second Spurs meet us they’re back on track!by Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was typically jovial when talking about Sunday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.Spurs snapped a three-game winless with an emphatic 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.Speaking after his side beat Genk on Wednesday, Klopp joked about the timing of Spurs’ return to form.He said: “We’ve just had two away games that were both difficult for different reasons. I don’t know where we are now but I know where we need to be on Sunday.”It’s a refreshed Tottenham. Of course the second they meet us they’re back on track! But we’re a different team to Red Star Belgrade, just like Tottenham are different to Genk.”
Almost 20 years ago, a mentally ill man named Andrew Goldstein pushed Kendra Webdale into an oncoming train in New York City. She was killed instantly and Goldstein, who’d suffered from schizophrenia since childhood, was sent to prison.The crime caught national attention, reinvigorating a debate about the care of people with severe mental illnesses.That’s when Kendra’s Law—named after Webdale—was developed. It created “a statutory framework for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment, A.O.T., to ensure that individuals with mental illness, and a history of hospitalizations or violence, participate in community-based services appropriate to their needs.” A.O.T. has since been adopted in some form in 46 states.Goldstein got out of prison this month and as a condition of his release, he’ll enter a mental health system that’s been shaped by the crime he committed.But are these treatment reforms actually working?State Senator Catharine Young, one of the law’s chief supporters, told The New York Times:One of the problems we have with the current Kendra’s Law is family members aren’t aware that it’s available as a resource.The research clearly demonstrates that Kendra’s Law has been effective in helping the seriously mentally ill get the help they need and increasing public safety. However, it is greatly underutilized.We’ll discuss how well A.O.T. programs are working and what else needs to change about our mental health system.*Show produced by Paige Osburn, text by Kathryn Fink*.GUESTSBill Keller, Editor-in-chief, The Marshall Project; former executive editor, The New York Times; @billkeller2014Eric Smith, Graduate student in San Antonio, TX. Spent several years in Assisted Outpatient TreatmentDr. Marvin Swartz, Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Duke UniversityBeth Haroules, Senior staff attorney, NY-ACLUState Sen. Catharine Young, Republican state senator, representing New York State’s 57th Senate districtFor more, visit https://the1a.org.© 2018 WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio. Copyright 2018 WAMU 88.5. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.
Disabled campaigners are calling for the resignation of the equality watchdog’s disability commissioner, the disabled Tory peer Lord [Chris] Holmes, after he voted in favour of disability benefit cuts when they had been condemned by his own organisation.The letter to Lord Holmes (pictured) at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been signed by many of the organisations that have led opposition to the government’s cuts and reforms to disability benefits over the last six years.It comes a week after Disability News Service reported concerns over the government connections of Lord Holmes and the government’s preferred candidate to be EHRC’s next chair, David Isaac, at a time when the commission was preparing to investigate whether Tory welfare reforms have breached the human rights of disabled people.The letter, written by Scottish disability rights campaigner Susan Archibald, has been signed by leading figures from organisations such as Disabled People Against Cuts, Black Triangle, Pat’s Petition, The Centre for Welfare Reform, Carer Watch, and the Spartacus online campaigning network, as well as Professor Peter Beresford, co-chair of Shaping Our Lives.It is part of a new campaign from an alliance of anti-austerity, grassroots groups from Scotland and the north of England that are committed to fighting for equality – the Cross Border Alliance – that will “name and shame” public figures “colluding in the cuts to disabled people and not addressing disabled people’s rights”.The letter has also prompted a petition, again calling for Lord Holmes to resign from the commission.Archibald points in her letter to the decision of Lord Holmes to vote in favour of measures that will cut payments by £30 a week for new employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants placed in the work-related activity group.She points out that the commission expressed concern that this measure “will cause unnecessary hardship and anxiety to people who have been independently assessed and found unfit for work”.In a briefing document published earlier this year, EHRC also said the measure would be “likely to have a disproportionately adverse impact on disabled people”.In her letter, Archibald tells Lord Holmes, who chairs the commission’s disability committee, that his actions “will have a detrimental effect on disabled people’s lives” and undermine the UK’s human rights obligations. She adds: “As a disability rights campaigner I am calling for your immediate resignation of the position you hold as disability commissioner and chair of the disability committee for EHRC as alongside my peers and other user led organizations we think you are no longer worthy of this position.”Lord Holmes said in a statement: “It is public knowledge that I am a Conservative peer in the House of Lords.“In that context, I will sometimes vote or take a position that is either personal or different from that of the EHRC.“I completely respect people’s right to disagree with how I have voted in the past and I know these are deeply held views on these issues.“But these are complex and sensitive issues. Public bodies would be immeasurably weakened if they were only drawn from people with only one viewpoint or one sort of background.”An EHRC spokesman said it had been “robust in challenging the government to ensure its welfare reform programme protects the rights and standards of living of disabled people and supports their inclusion and independence, and this has been reported many times by DNS over the past year”.He said the commission’s business plan “sets out an ambitious programme of work to tackle discrimination and promote equality of opportunity and human rights for disabled people.“The strength of our board comes from the breadth and diversity of skills, experience and viewpoints our commissioners bring to bear on the important issues we tackle.“It is not uncommon for commissioners to have different views on an issue, and we welcome the constructive and challenging debate through which the board reaches its collective decisions.“The important thing is we have rigorous processes in place to avoid any conflicts of interest, including commissioners being required to comply with the principles of public life [first set out by Lord Nolan in 1995] and our code of conduct, with a register of interests publicly available.”Meanwhile, the joint committee on human rights and the women and equalities committee last night (20 April) declined to recommend Isaac’s appointment as the new EHRC chair because of a “serious potential conflict of interest” relating to his role as a partner at the law firm Pinsent Masons, which has a “significant amount of business with the government”, including the Department for Work and Pensions.