Davies does himself a disservice with that last comment because a lot of those tries required pace and footwork to beat the defence. He may look like the archetypal crash-ball centre, but he is surprisingly fast, has soft hands, is a decent kicker out of hand and can jink around players too. It’s interesting that he names Scott Gibbs as his childhood hero for he was also seen as a bish-bash-bosh merchant, yet his most famous try saw him skip around the English defence to help Wales to victory at Wembley in 1999 and end England’s Grand Slam hopes.“Scott Gibbs was perhaps similar to the way I play. Some of the stuff he did was so dynamic and really exciting to watch; it’s something I’d like to do myself. He was a lot more skilful than some people thought and hopefully I can show that myself too.”Davies remembers the 1999 World Cup warmly, the whole of Wales abuzz with excitement as tournament hosts. He watched the games on TV, but was still caught up in the fervour of it all. The last tournament is not such a fond memory as a Wales squad featuring several of his Scarlets team-mates crashed out in the pool stages.Clearly he is hoping that there is no repeat of that disappointment in New Zealand this autumn as he targets a place in Warren Gatland’s World Cup 30. Centre is a competitive position for Wales, but Davies says: “I’ve come on a lot this season and I’ve been pretty pleased on the whole. Now I’m hoping to get on that plane.”This article appeared in the July 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales centre Jonathan DaviesThe Wales centre hopes his fruitful season will ensure him a World Cup place. Sarah Mockford reportsThe heritage of one Scarlet has proved quite the topic of conversation in the past couple of months, the form of England-born No 8 Ben Morgan catching the eyes of national selectors on both sides of the Severn Bridge. He qualifies to play for Wales in January so the big question is whether England will cap him first. However, Martin Johnson might wish he’d known that another Scarlet was born in England, particularly as this one could have helped solve his side’s chronic midfield problems. As it is, Jonathan Davies is well and truly committed to the Wales cause despite being born in Solihull.“Not many people know that,” says Davies of his birthplace. “I don’t have the accent – I don’t think it would go down well in West Wales! My parents had moved out of Wales but then came back when I was six months old. It’s never been an issue for me. I see myself as Welsh.”His family settled in Bancyfelin in Carmarthenshire and he was introduced to rugby at primary school. While he started out as a fly-half he was later moved to centre, his coach deeming him “too big” to be a ten – and it’s a switch that has paid off for Davies. “I don’t think I’d have got as far as I have playing outside-half,” he admits. “I did like it but I find centre a lot more enjoyable and there’s less pressure.”Davies has been able to master the midfield craft by playing next to Regan King in recent seasons at the Scarlets, but with the ex-All Black centre leaving for France he knows he now has to take on more of a leadership role at the region. Davies may be only 23 but in a squad brimming with youth that is almost middle-aged. He made his Scarlets debut as an 18-year-old and wants to lead by example.“With the youngsters we’ve got I see myself as that bit more senior and I demand high standards in training,” he says. “For example, they shouldn’t think, ‘It’s okay if we drop a ball. We can go back and run it again’. We should nail it every time and be confident in doing that. Then in a game, we’ll execute it every time. I’m playing with a lot of confidence now and I’m taking on more responsibility in my own game with the region. I want to keep improving.”Davies also feels more comfortable in the Wales set-up. He was first capped in North America in the summer of 2009 and featured in all four of that year’s November Tests, but it was this spring that he started to feel at home. He was in camp for the Six Nations and started four of their five games, injury ruling him out of the Italy fixture. “I’m a bit quiet in team meetings but one-on-one I’m more confident talking to people. Being involved in the Six Nations helped my confidence and I now feel more a part of the squad.”Ask whether he brings something different to the Wales team, though, and Davies is not so comfortable in responding. “I like to think so but I don’t know what it is. I enjoy playing an exciting brand of rugby and hopefully I’ll get opportunities this summer to show what I’m all about. I’m looking forward to it.”He has certainly shown his appetite for scoring tries this season. He scored six in three games last September and was the only non-winger in the top five Magners League try-scorers in 2010-11, finishing the campaign with nine touchdowns to sit level in third with DTH van der Merwe. Davies jokes: “All the boys say I’m hogging the ball a lot more. I think it’s just a case of right place, right time.” Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit
News UpdatesPIL In Delhi HC Seeks CBI Probe Into Alleged Misappropriation Of Welfare Funds Meant For Building Construction Workers Prabhati Nayak Mishra8 Jun 2020 7:51 AMShare This – xA PIL has been filed by an NGO before the Delhi High Court seeking CBI probe into an alleged misappropriation of Delhi Cess fund worth crores which is exclusively meant for benefit of the registered building and construction workers in the national capital. The petition has been filed by Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Smriti Sansthan (PDUSS), an NGO, which stated that Delhi Cess fund has…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA PIL has been filed by an NGO before the Delhi High Court seeking CBI probe into an alleged misappropriation of Delhi Cess fund worth crores which is exclusively meant for benefit of the registered building and construction workers in the national capital. The petition has been filed by Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Smriti Sansthan (PDUSS), an NGO, which stated that Delhi Cess fund has collected approximately Rs.3200/- crores. This is being managed by the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (DBOCW Welfare Board) headed by the Minister of Labour, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. Filed through Advocates R Balaji and Yogesh Pachauri, the petition alleged that during COVID-19 lockdown, the Delhi Government had announced that Rs.5000/- per month will be transferred to the accounts of registered construction workers. “When the Volunteers of the Petitioner (NGO) made enquires with the migrant construction workers regarding the the relief, the workers revealed that none of them had received any amount from the government and they are not even aware about their entitlements and their registration as construction workers,”, the PIL alleged. On this premise, the PIL sought for a CBI or an independent enquiry against the officials of the welfare board for allegedly misappropriating the welfare fund by committing bogus registration of lakhs of non construction workers as construction workers without any verification. “Most of these bogus workers are security guards, Ola-Uber Taxi drivers, Factory & shop workers, auto & taxi drivers, house wife, maids, tailors and barbers etc. It is very shocking that how these irregularities & loot are happening by Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (DBOCW Welfare Board) headed by the Minister of Labour, Govt. of NCT of Delhi who is also the Chairman of Board”, the plea stated.The petition added : “Further, these bogus registrations were carried out on the recommendations & certification of 80-90 Unions which were registered recently in last 4-5 years. These Unions are illegally charging Rs.500-1000 for each fraudulent registration with the help of 150 outsourced staff of M/s. ICSIL Okhla, New Delhi (outsourced company) recruited by the above construction Board of Delhi. On Monday, the plea was listed before a single judge bench of Justice VK Rao, which now referred it to a Division Bench and listed the matter for further hearing of the PIL on June 16. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Unusual jobOn 20 May 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Marika Hall, senior personnel consultant, RebusHRWhat was your first HR job? I joined JCB as a personnel officer. How did you specialise in the job you are in now? At JCB, I was responsible for installing a RebusHR software system and sobecame aware of its outsourcing division. I was keen to widen my HR experienceand this seemed a good opportunity to work with lots of companies and learnabout different cultures. What specialist training or qualifications do you have? A postgraduate diploma in HR Management from Manchester MetropolitanUniversity. I’m also a member of the CIPD. What do you do in a typical day? If I’m in the office I will be taking calls from clients on a wide range ofHR issues, from restructuring through performance management to disciplinaryaction. We have a series of best practice processes to help companies reducetheir risk. I also spend a lot of time on client sites – perhaps meeting with linemanagers to discuss people issues, providing HR input at board meetings, ororganising recruitment programmes. What career options do you now have within your specialist area? There is a lot of opportunity to develop greater responsibility within aconsultancy. The wider experience it offers compared to an internal HRdepartment also opens up the possibility of moving to a senior in-house HRrole. Where and how do you see your career progressing? RebusHR’s outsourcing operation has doubled in size over the past 12 months.I’m looking to take the opportunities on offer here. How do other HR people see your role? It’s very mixed. Dynamic people who see the opportunities for learning arereally supportive. Other HR professionals who perhaps don’t understand how HRoutsourcing works can see us as a threat. Where could other HR people find out more about specialising in yourarea? Our website has a number of case studies of the work we’ve undertaken(www.rebushr.com). There’s a growing number of similar jobs advertised inPersonnel Today. RebusHR is an HR outsourcing specialist. It currently provides HRassistance to 24 companies and 26 schools.
What do you do when you fail?For Magnetic Interviewing founder and CEO Philip Blackett, the answer is captured in his motto, “Adapt & Flex.”Blackett, an M.B.A. candidate in Harvard Business School’s Class of 2016, crossed the river to meet with teens from the Cambridge Housing Authority’s Workforce Development Program. In a personal exchange with students on the Harvard campus, he shared an honest account of his journey to the Business School, offering moments of both laughter and silent reflection.The entrepreneur explained how resiliency and adaptability have been the cornerstones of his success. Blackett underscored the importance of agility in order to persevere despite unexpected obstacles — including, in his case, losing his first job and a failed first business.Teacher-counselor at Work Force, Ayesha Wilson (left), gathers with students at the John Harvard Statue. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“Failing at something, at some point in life, is inevitable,” he said “But often it is on the other side of a ‘failure’ that we find our greatest victories, be it personally, academically, or professionally.” The challenge, he said, is getting to the other sideBlackett’s speech served as a catalyst for the Work Force students who participated in a series of programs at Harvard designed to bolster career exploration and college awareness. It was at the close of their February break that the 32 students convened in Annenberg Hall, where some of them had attended Project Teach, an educational program that has been bringing students to Harvard for more than 20 years.After lunch, students made their way to one of three academic presentations they had chosen. Among the selections were an engineering presentation with Kathryn Hollar, director of educational outreach for Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; a look at history with Irvin Ibarguen, a Ph.D. candidate in history in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and an introduction to the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute with Harold Shawn, the archive’s program director.A keynote Address is given by Philip Blackett, who shared his personal and professional trajectory that led him to Harvard Business School and eventually becoming founder of Magnetic Interviewing. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerFollowing the presentations, students filled the lecture hall, quickly finding friends with whom to share their takeaways. A few showed the magic sand from the engineering discussion, while others showed off the graffiti stickers they’d received at the Hiphop Archive.In reviewing his day, Jeffte Bellevae, a freshman at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, reflected on Blackett’s keynote, which inspired Bellevae to reconsider how he viewed success. “Though there are different roads to success, you still need the same skills of hard work and dedication to get there,” he concluded.A panel discussion, led by Harvard staff and students from Harvard College and the Graduate School of Education, underscored how positivity, resiliency, flexibility, and learning from others have been central themes in helping them shape their academic and professional experiences.As Blackett had noted at the onset of the day, failure is often unavoidable. But by the end, the students were once again reminded that victories may also be waiting for them on the other side.
How did you first learn to ride a bike? On training wheels in the neighborhood cul-de-sac? Or did Dad just push you down a hill and hope for the best? Either way, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t as gnarly as the speed demons in these clips. Clips of the Week: Extreme Downhill features some of the best off-road biking clips we could find for your bemusement.This vid from Santa Cruz highlights their new Nomad model. Check it out.This guy crashed on his qualifying line at Rampage 2013. This is his redemption.An homage to the sport so many outdoor enthusiasts live for.
Luiz was seen with an ice pack strapped around his knee after being forced off (Picture: beIN SPORTS)Discussing the error-prone central defender ahead of the clash, BT Sport pundit Van Persie said: ‘With David Luiz, if he was 24 or 25 you would say he is potentially world class. But he is not. He is 33.‘He has all the skills too because he is confident on the ball, he can pass, he can dribble. ‘He can defend but he just makes too many silly mistakes which makes it easy for an opponent.’ Advertisement David Luiz signed a new one-year contract with Arsenal in the week (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie has hit out at David Luiz for making ‘too many silly mistakes’ and says he would try to ‘bully’ and ‘tease’ the defender if he came up against him on a football pitch. Luiz had a night to forget as Arsenal were comprehensively beaten at the Etihad in the Premier League, gifting City their opener through Raheem Sterling before clumsily fouling Riyad Mahrez inside the penalty area.Kevin De Bruyne scored with the resulting spot-kick before Phil Foden added a third at the death and Luiz’s red card meant he was suspended for the Gunners’ trip to Brighton last weekend. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Jun 2020 2:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link425Shares Van Persie says he would ‘try to bull’ Luiz if he came up against Arsenal defender (Picture: BT Sport)Much of the talk following the 3-0 defeat surrounded Luiz’s future – after he admitted his contract situation had been a distraction – but the Brazilian put an end to the uncertainty as he signed a one-year extension with Arsenal in the week.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Mikel Arteta recalled Luiz to his starting XI for the side’s FA quarter-final with Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.Luiz was unable to finish the match after suffering an injury in the second half at Bramall Lane and the Brazil international was pictured with an ice pack strapped around his knee as Arsenal survived a late scare to beat the Blades.David McGoldrick cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s 25th-minute penalty with a goal right at the death before Dani Ceballos’ stoppage-time strike booked the north London giants a place in the semi-final. Comment Luiz produced a horror show performance as Arsenal lost at Manchester City (Picture: Getty)The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker added: ‘If you play against him, I would go at him, almost try to bully him and to make physical contact with him and move around him and try to tease him a little bit because he is vulnerable.‘The first job you have to do is to defend, be solid and be trustworthy.‘If you have extra, you can dribble, do some nice passes perfect but he needs to focus on his job.’ Many have questioned Arsenal’s decision to offer Luiz a new deal (Picture: Getty)Earlier this week, Emmanuel Petit slammed Arsenal’s decision to hand Luiz a new contract and claimed the centre-back ‘hasn’t been a proper footballer for about three years’.‘David Luiz hasn’t been a proper footballer for about three years,’ the ex-Arsenal star told Paddy Power.‘But I’m not surprised that he has been given a new contract at Arsenal, because I’ve been very disappointed in relation to the club’s activity in the transfer market. ‘I’ve been particularly upset in relation to the defenders. We all know one of Arsenal’s major weaknesses is their defence and nothing has changed. This makes me miss Arsene Wenger.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘If I was David Luiz, of course I would sign a new deal and I would also say a prayer of thanks to the Arsenal directors every time I wake up. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Even when he last won the Premier League with Chelsea, he’s not the same player any more. This guy has lost something. ‘To be honest, it’s a joke. Find some proper defenders. Are you telling me there are no young talented defenders on the market? I just don’t get it.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal hero Gilberto Silva confused by ‘nervous’ Matteo GuendouziMORE: Chelsea handed Ben Chilwell boost as Ajax confirm Arsenal transfer target can go Robin van Persie delivers scathing assessment of ‘vulnerable’ David Luiz after defender signs new Arsenal deal
17 Apr 2020 World no.1 enters English Disability Open The English Disability Open will be run by England Golf for the first time this year – and it’s already attracting a great field.Early entrants for the September championship include George Groves, 19, who is the world number one in the disability golf gross rankings, WR4GD.His challengers will include players from France, the Netherlands and Wales, as well as competitors from across England. And, with three months to go to the closing date for entries, their numbers are set to swell.George, 19, has a paralysed left arm as a result of Erb’s Palsy but he’s played golf since he was five. He is now a three-handicapper, playing at Horne Park and Addington Palace golf clubs in Surrey. “I don’t know any different really, so I just play how I can,” he said.His hard work and practice paid off last year when he reached the top of the world rankings. “To be the best in the world was buzzing. I never thought it would happen, especially when there are so many good players,” he commented.George is a definite for the English Disability Open at Stoke by Nayland, from September 7-8, but, due to a lack of funding, he may have to review his other events.“It’s hard trying to find people to help with funding and I’ve not managed to get any help as yet this year so I won’t be able to play as many events as I usually do,” he said. “As soon as I get some more funds then I can keep trying to keep my title or get back there, but I couldn’t be happier to achieve it.”He’s enjoyed the opportunities of disability golf and he’d recommend it, but says: “It’s great to have been a part of all the events in the last two years. But, you have to enjoy the sport to get the best out of it, so it will be down to the individual person.”Inspired to play golf? Visit our Find and Play section to find a course near you.Image © Leaderboard Photography Tags: Disability Open, George Groves
by Alan RobinsonPITTSBURGH (AP)—Bill Stull rarely hears himself mentioned in the same sentence as Dan Marino. He is now. Stull is one of college football’s biggest surprises and, if Pitt Panthers keep playing this way, they might be, too.Stull threw for two touchdowns, Dion Lewis ran for two and No. 16 Pitt scored on all five possessions in the first half to rout South Florida 41-14 Saturday and extend its best start in 27 years. MILESTONE—Pittsburgh freshman running back Dion Lewis breaks 1,000 yards on the season with this run past South Florida cornerback Jerome Murphy during the second quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Oct. 24. The Panthers (4-0 in Big East) opened up a 31-7 lead at halftime in improving to 7-1 for the first time since 1982—Marino’s senior season and the last time Pittsburgh was ranked No. 1.“I don’t how it could have come together any better than what happened today,” coach Dave Wannstedt said.Pitt made what was expected to be a difficult game look easy as Stull completed his first 11 passes against a Bulls defense that appeared geared to stopping Lewis, a freshman who came in No. 3 nationally in rushing. After that, Lewis took over and ran for 111 yards in three quarters to push his season’s total to 1,029 yards.“A defense cannot serve two masters,” Stull said. “If you try to stop our running game, we’re going to be able to make some big plays through the air and vice versa.”Stull, whose senior season statistics to date exceed Marino’s, hit Jonathan Baldwin for completions of 40, 34 and 35 yards while repeatedly finding receivers open by several steps behind South Florida defenders. Baldwin made six catches for 144 yards, while Stull was 18 of 25 for 245 yards and two scores and wasn’t sacked once.Stull, a senior who played so poorly at the end of last season he was forced to compete for his starting job during spring ball, has 16 touchdown passes and only four interceptions. Marino threw for 17 TDs as a senior.“It’s his confidence,” tight end Dorin Dickerson said. “He goes out there every game, straight-faced, and doesn’t worry about nothing else but playing, and it shows.”Pitt leads the Big East and is in position to win 10 games for the first time since the 1981 Panthers went 11-1. However, the three biggest games of the season await in Notre Dame and No. 22 West Virginia next month and No. 5 Cincinnati on Dec. 5.“We always talk about wanting to get all cylinders rolling and today we took a first step toward that,” Stull said. “It’s great that we’re starting to play better and better toward the end of the season.”Lewis and Stull were pulled along with most of the Panthers’ regulars with Pitt ahead 34-7. Lewis, who has five 100-yard games, is only the fourth Pitt freshman to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, joining Tony Dorsett (1973), Curvin Richards (1988) and LeSean McCoy (2007).“It’s nice, but I’m not really thinking about that stuff,” Lewis said.“They just whupped up. They whupped us,” coach Jim Leavitt said. “They’re a better team than we are right now. We’ve got to play defense, and we didn’t play defense. “Stull was repeatedly given time to throw by an offensive line that effectively controlled Bulls pass rushers George Selvie and Jason Pierre-Paul. He found Dickerson for 20 and 22 yards on Pitt’s first possession to set up his 2-yard scoring pass to backup tight end Mike Cruz, the freshman’s first college catch. Dickerson later made his ninth TD catch of the season.By winning, the Panthers assured themselves of a second consecutive bowl appearance, the first time they’ve done that since 2003-04.
Greenwood was full of Rugby players again last weekend for the Boundary Bash Social 10s Rugby Tournament. This is the second year they have hosted this tournament and this year they were larger by just one team.Organizer and Jewel Lake resident Oliver Glaser said the tournament was a success, particularly in regards to the social aspect.Everyone had fun and the City of Greenwood opened up O’Hairi Park as a campsite for the rugby players, he said.This year’s teams included the East Vancouver Scribes, who technically hosted the event because Glaser still plays on their team, the Trail Colonials, the Grand Forks Wanderers, the Ridge Meadow Bruins (Maple Ridge) and the Nelson Grizzlies.The Grizzlies easily won the tournament because they won all their games and had the most ‘tries’ – goal attempts. There was only one woman’s team, which came from Ridge Meadows. The men’s teams played a few games with them and some of the woman joined the men’s teams and played along with them.“One woman player on the Grizzlies,” said Glaser, noting that she played exceptionally well. “She was fit and toned and ran hard. She ran really good lines.”The Trail Colonials were awarded the most social team and Bryan Louzon was awarded the most social player.Glaser said the games were all really good and that the level of play was strong this year. The players followed the rules and there was no kicking or fighting.Ingram Creek Saddlery donated a custom-made leather ball for the winning team again this year. Glaser said this makes them stand out from other tournaments.“It’s a really special thing,” he said. New to the tournament this year was a kids touch game and a concession stand. They had about 100 people as spectators and everyone seemed to have a good time, said Glaser.The only real complaint was about the noise from the music at the campsite at night. Glaser said he hadn’t considered how much the noise would carry and that he would consider a noise curfew the next year.Glaser is hoping to host the event this year but says it depends on what the numbers look like after they have done their calculations. He is happy if they are just able to break even because it’s all about having fun, but if the host team has lost a lot of money they may not host it again next year.
Newcastle’s assistant manager John Carver admitted Papiss Cisse was suffering a dip in confidence following the Magpies’ 1-0 defeat at Fulham.The Senegal striker has not scored a league goal since December and has just three goals to his name in all competitions this season.Cisse missed a glorious chance to beat Fulham keeper David Stockdale in the first half at Craven Cottage.And Carver said: “At the moment Papiss’ confidence is down because he hasn’t scored goals.“The pleasing thing is that he keeps getting in the positions to score. If he’s not doing that then we’ve got an issue.“It would have been dead easy for him to sulk and be unhappy because he hasn’t been in the team, but he has worked extremely hard on the training ground, doing extra work at the end.“If you think back to two seasons ago he could have had his own programme on Goal of the Season. Maybe he has to do a little bit more.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook