Dinopolis by Push Gaming

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Perpignan win the Top 14 Final against Clermont

first_imgTuesday Jun 9, 2009 Perpignan win the Top 14 Final against Clermont Perpignan captured the famous Brennus Shielf as they beat Clermont 22-13 in the Top 14 final in front of 80 000 fans at the Stade De France in Paris on Saturday.It was the first time in over fifty years that the Catalans had won the Top 14 championship. For Clermont though, it was yet another moment of heartbreak as they lost their third final in three years, and their tenth in total.They started well though, with Brock James delivering a pinpoint crosskick for try scoring machine Napolioni Nalaga to gather and dive over. James converted effortlessly from the touchline, giving the blue and yellow supporters plenty to cheer.Fullback Jerome Porical showed maturity beyond his years as he put in a masterful performance with his goal kicking, as well as playing a hand in Perpignans only try, scored by David Marty.Porical and Brock James put on impressive kicking displays, but it was the 23 year old Perpignan fullback who made Clermont pay for their indiscretions, claiming 14 points with his four penalties and a conversion.“We have nothing to apologize for,” said a dejected Clermont scrum-half Pierre Mignoni.“The Catalans were superior and we lost the game in the details. We had been warned, and with our experience we should have done better. I am sorry for our supporters,” he added.To make matters worse, Clermonts Aurelien Rougerie and Julian Bonnaire both picked up injuries, ruling them out of Frances upcoming tour of the Southern Hemisphere.Frances first tour match is against the All Blacks in Dunedin this Saturday. Time: 05:07ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Irish president to address seminar on philanthropy

first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 March 2010 | News Irish president to address seminar on philanthropy Irish President, Mary McAleese, will be the keynote speaker at a seminar in Dublin on 14th April, “Realising the Power and Potential of Women’s Philanthropy”.The seminar is a collaboration between the Community Foundation for Ireland and Philanthropy Ireland and is being supported by Ulster Bank. The seminar will also be addressed by Ellen Remmer, an American expert on philanthropy.In May 2009, TPI hosted a delegation consisting of fourteen senior administrators and policymakers from philanthropic foundations, relevant government agencies, and grant making bodies in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The intent of the program was to highlight examples of innovation, thoughtful leadership, and administrative best practice in the world of philanthropy – with an emphasis on exploring lessons learned from the evolution of American philanthropy over the past several decades.This delegation chose Ellen Remmer to bring to Ireland in the spring of 2010 to teach and inspire emerging philanthropy leaders. In addition to “Realising the Power and Potential of Women’s Philanthrop”, Remmer will host a seminar on family philanthropy for professional advisors.The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc. (TPI) is a Boston-based nonprofit advisory team that designs, carries out and evaluates philanthropic programmes for individual donors, families, foundations, and corporations.www.tpi.org Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Blanket Coverage Podcast – Episode 113 (CFP Semi’s Recap, Wild Card Preview, End of Non-Con CBB)

first_imgReddIt Linkedin + posts Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebook Jack Wallace 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Facebook TAGSball don’t lieblanket coveragecbbcfbcfpnbancaaNFL 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. TCU News Now 4/28/2021 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Linkedin 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddIt printJack and Noah recap the College Football Playoff semifinals and then lead into the final week of regular-season NFL before looking ahead to previewing the Wild Card round of the playoffs. We then discuss the state of college basketball as non-conference play ends. Tune in next week for our recap of the Wild Card games and a preview of the Divisional Round, as well as our upcoming final college football podcast! Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Previous articleWomen’s Basketball upsets #25 Texas, 65-63Next articleNembhard shines in clutch, leads basketball over Iowa State in Big 12 opener Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods last_img read more

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Civic Leaders Join the Community to Rededicate The Music Center to Los Angeles

first_img Business News HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Los Angeles County Supervisors Don Knabe, Gloria Molina, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Zev Yaroslaysky and Michael D. Antonovich joined performing artists, artistic leaders and hundreds of Music Center volunteers for a special civic rededication as the performing arts center launches a number of 50th Anniversary public celebrations. Reminiscent of the original dedication of The Music Center to the community on September 27, 1964, this stunning tribute saluted The Music Center’s important, transformative role in Los Angeles over the past 50 years and recognized its many supporters.Held on the steps of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the highly colorful ceremony honored the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, whose counterparts were credited with pioneering the public-private arrangement that provided the foundation for The Music Center, and who continue to play a vital role in its success. The event, sponsored by Wells Fargo and with support from Accenture, acknowledged The Music Center’s resident companies and the countless partners and volunteers who dedicate so much of their time, energy and resources to ensure The Music Center’s role as a premier arts destination.“This civic rededication for The Music Center marks an important moment in the history of both Los Angeles and the performing arts,” said Stephen D. Rountree, president & CEO, The Music Center. “As we recognize the achievements of Dorothy Buffum Chandler and The Music Center’s long-standing partner, the County of Los Angeles, for their continued support, we renew the commitment of The Music Center and our resident companies to presenting the best, most engaging and eye-opening performing arts experiences and inspiring the County’s diverse communities today and for future generations,” Rountree added. In addition to remarks by civic leaders and Music Center leadership, the rededication included a video tribute from Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., whose father, Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, helped make The Music Center a reality by signing the enabling legislation that allowed theCounty of Los Angeles to lease County land to a private non-profit organization, The Music Center Lease Company. That legislation provided the foundation for the public-private partnership that built and maintains The Music Center. “The dedication, the imagination, the courage, the generosity it took to launch The Music Center and keep it going these 50 years, that’s the spirit that built Los Angeles, that built California and really is exactly what we need in our history,” said Governor Jerry Brown. “So congratulations, those who made The Music Center happen, those who keep it going, and the volunteers who work so hard to make this a reality for all the folks in the Southland,” he added.The event also included performances by Dale Kristien, who appeared for five years in The Phantom of the Opera at The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre; and Music Center Spotlight alum Jamael Dean, an award-winning jazz pianist. Actress and singer Vanessa Williams, who is currently starring in The Trip to Bountiful at the Ahmanson Theatre, relayed The Music Center’s history and shared her perspective on the importance of the arts in Los Angeles.During the event, The Music Center also paid special tribute to three individuals—Los Angeles County Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky, as well as Los Angeles County CEO William T Fujioka—who have been instrumental in supporting both The Music Center and the arts and who will be leaving their roles with the County later this year.Attendees at the civic rededication ceremony learned about the vision Dorothy Buffum Chandler had for a permanent home for the performing arts in Los Angeles and her unfettered efforts to persuade political and business leaders that a lack of cultural facilities was holding Los Angeles back from recognition as a major world city. As history has shown, all sectors of the community rallied to support this effort, with the goal of providing access to world-class performing arts for all. Today, The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country and has been hailed as an unparalleled example of cooperation between free enterprise and free government. With four of the nation’s leading resident companies and its renowned dance programming, The Music Center welcomes more than two million people each year to enjoy live performances as well as free arts events at its campus and at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.Later in the month, on Saturday, October 11, 2014, The Music Center will host a free 50th Anniversary Open House with tours of all four Music Center venues, a showcase of signature programming and a full day of arts experiences at both The Music Center and in Grand Park. A limited number of tours are available. The public is encouraged to sign up in advance at http://www.musiccenter.org/openhouse.The Music Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a weekend of spectacular events on December 6 and 7, 2014. For information about ticket sales as well as other 50th anniversary activities, visit musiccenter.org/50, call (213) 972-4322, or email [email protected] The Music CenterNow celebrating its 50th anniversary year, The Music Center is Los Angeles’ home to the world’s greatest artistic programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies—Center Theatre Group, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the LA Opera and the LA Phil, and recognized for its illustrious dance programming, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center—The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and participatory arts experiences. For more information, visit http://www.musiccenter.org/ Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Civic Leaders Join the Community to Rededicate The Music Center to Los Angeles Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Music Center Volunteers Lauded in Launch of the Performing Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 5:07 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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Plasma drift estimates from the Dynasonde: comparison with EISCAT measurements

first_imgModern ionosondes make almost simultaneous measurements of the time rate of change of phase path in different directions and at different heights. By combining these ‘Doppler’ measurements and angles of arrival of many such radar echoes it is possible to derive reliable estimates of plasma drift velocity for a defined scattering volume. Results from both multifrequency and kinesonde-mode soundings at 3-min resolution show that the Dynasonde-derived F-region drift velocity is in good agreement with EISCAT, despite data loss during intervals of ‘blanketing’ by intense E-region ionisation. It is clear that the Tromsø Dynasonde, employing standard operating modes, gives a reliable indication of overall convection patterns during quiet to moderately active conditions.last_img read more

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BYU Men’s Basketball Faces Saint Mary’s Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMORAGA, Calif.-Following a thrilling 90-87 win over Pacific Thursday, BYU men’s basketball plays at Saint Mary’s Saturday as they ensue in West Coast Conference play and conclude a five-game road trip. Junior guard Jordan Ford averages 22.8 points per game for the Gaels, while redshirt sophomore forward Malik Fitts amasses 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest in a complementary role for Saint Mary’s. The 9-7 Cougars are now 1-0 in WCC play and face a Gaels squad that is also 9-7 but 0-1 in league play as they fell 76-72 to San Francisco Thursday. Written by Brad James The Gaels come into Saturday’s tilt averaging 77 points per game and surrendering 66.6 points per contest. January 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Faces Saint Mary’s Saturday Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Jahshire Hardnett/Jordan Ford/Malik Fitts/Saint Mary’s Gaels/TJ Haws/Yoeli Childs The Cougars continue to be led on the season by junior forward Yoeli Childs who averages 21.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. BYU scores 84.9 points per game and surrenders 79.3 points per contest. In Thursday’s win, Cougars junior guard TJ Haws netted 24 points and six assists and junior guard Jahshire Hardnett posted 17 points, including 14 in the second half, while netting 14 of those points in the 2nd half.last_img read more

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USNS Mercy Sails to Papua New Guinea for PP15

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Authorities The US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy ship (T-AH 19) arrived in Arawa, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on June 26 for its second mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2015.While in Arawa, PP15 personnel will work and train side-by-side with the community on civic service events, women’s leadership and safety topics, medical and veterinary care.The Mercy crew will also work in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby and the host nation government to host several engagements focusing on women’s health and violence prevention.To accomplish so many events during the seven-day stay in Arawa, Pacific Partnership will have a larger footprint this year than in previous visits to Papua New Guinea. The hospital ship arrived with more than 900 personnel, including volunteers from eight non-governmental organizations and the U.S. Agency for International Development.PP15 participants on the ship and on the ground include personnel from the United States, Australia, Timor Leste, Japan, and New Zealand. All PP15 personnel will work collectively with the Papua New Guinea government and local community on the various medical, dental, veterinary and engineering civic action projects.The Mercy crew is scheduled to work in Arawa through July 3, when the ship and crew will move to their next port of call in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.[mappress mapid=”16345″]Image: US Navy USNS Mercy Sails to Papua New Guinea for PP15 View post tag: Asia-Pacific Back to overview,Home naval-today USNS Mercy Sails to Papua New Guinea for PP15 View post tag: Navy June 28, 2015 View post tag: Papua New Guinea View post tag: PP15 Share this article View post tag: USNS Mercylast_img read more

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Criticism for University over delayed report on Port Meadow

first_imgFollowing criticism of the University by the Save Port Meadow campaign, for delays in a retrospective Environment Impact Assessment concerning the Port Meadow development, a spokesperson for the University has stated that it will be published next week. Campaigners wrote to the Oxford Mail last week, claiming that the University has repeatedly pushed back the release of the assessment, which it agreed to conduct last year. They expect the report to outline “the effect of its inappropriate and over-sized development that has ruined Port Meadow”.The letter reads, “This piece of work was originally expected by Easter, then by the summer, then after the summer, and yet we are still waiting. We have now been told it will be out ‘in the next few weeks’, but the University continues to be coy about precisely when. “Since there is then an automatic six week consultation period, if the assessment is made available any later than the end of October, the whole process will roll into the Christmas holiday period when many people who might wish to express their views may well be away or otherwise distracted.”The £21.5m Castle Mill development at Port Meadow has attracted controversy over the last two years, with notable figures speaking out against the accommodation complex. Oxford resident and fantasy author, Phillip Pullman, denounced the structures as “destructive, brutal, ugly vandalism”. Former Lord Major, Alan Armitage, also criticised the development, writing in a joint open letter to the Oxford Mail that it “is already causing widespread public dismay.” He further claimed, “Failure to act would do lasting damage, not only to the setting of Port Meadow but to the reputation of Oxford as a civilised place that values and safeguards its heritage.”A University spokesperson told Cherwell, “The voluntary Environmental Impact Assessment offered by the University and prepared by independent consultants will be published on Thursday 30th October. The document will be submitted to the city council so that it has all the information necessary to decide whether to discharge the outstanding planning conditions for the Castle Mill graduate accommodation buildings.”They added, “There will be an opportunity for interested parties and members of the public to give their views on the document to the council. Copies will be made available to interested parties as well as through the city council.”The first phase of the graduate housing complex was completed in 2004, with initial buildings established at the southern side of the site. From 2012, a one hectare site north of the pre-existing accommodation underwent development; criticisms were levied at these four to five storey accommodation blocks that obstruct the view of the Oxford skyline from Port Meadow.Speaking of the University’s announcement, Matthew Sherrington, of the Save Port Meadow campaign, said, “It’s about time, having been a full year since the Save Port Meadow campaign forced the retrospective EIA out of the University by going to court.One student commented, “Good on the Save Port Meadow campaigners for persevering over two years. I’m unsure what impact this EIA can have though—the development complex has been built. What can anybody do about it now?”last_img read more

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Ocean City’s Historic City Hall Getting Back Its Luster

first_imgRestoration crews using a lift are currently concentrating on the side of City Hall facing Ninth Street. By Donald WittkowskiFrom time to time, buildings, just like people, need some TLC.Such is the case with Ocean City’s historic City Hall, an architectural gem in the Beaux-Arts Classicism style that is getting some touch-up work on the brick, granite and terra cotta exterior to restore its luster.“It’s ornate,” Cape May architect Michael Calafati said while marveling over the three-story building. “It’s not Victorian, but it has all the embellishments you would associate with Classical Revival architecture. This is pretty unique.”Calafati is overseeing Ocean City’s $400,000 restoration of the 104-year-old landmark, whose facade overlooking Asbury Avenue at Ninth Street includes majestic terra cotta columns interspersed by bold, rectangular windows.The building’s architectural exclamation point is a grand staircase that gracefully flows to the sidewalk and is framed on either side by monumental cast iron light stanchions.Near the top of the facade are raised terra cotta letters spelling out “CITY HALL.” Just above the letters, at the building’s highest point, is a decorative clock framed in terra cotta laurels.Underscoring the building’s historic significance, it has been placed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.Cape May architect Michael Calafati is overseeing the $400,000 restoration project for Ocean City.Without hesitation, Calafati calls it “one of the finest” historic buildings in all of New Jersey. Although it is nowhere near among the oldest government buildings in the state, its construction in 1914 dates back to the start of World War I.The building’s exterior was last refurbished a little more than 20 years ago. Now, it needs another makeover as part of its ongoing maintenance.Formally known as the City Hall “exterior masonry stabilization project,” the restoration work includes three main parts of the building: the granite base, the Roman brick walls and the terra cotta. The windows are also being caulked and repainted.While the project will restore the building’s outer shell, the city is being extraordinarily careful not to tamper with its historic provenance.“The idea was never to make this building perfect again, because it’s over 100 years of age,” Calafati explained during a tour of City Hall on Wednesday.Even the two-step process for hiring a contractor to do the work was special, said Joseph Clark, the city’s purchasing manager. First, prospective contractors had to be prequalified to prove they had the expertise to perform such a project. Then, they were allowed to bid on the contract.Built in 1914, the three-story landmark overlooking Asbury Avenue features an ornate facade.Joseph Dugan Inc., a masonry restoration company based in Erdenheim, Pa., won the City Hall contract. The company’s experience in restoring historic buildings includes Resorts Hotel and Casino and the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, according to its website.Emphasizing the intricate nature of the City Hall project, Calafati described Joseph Dugan’s workers as highly skilled craftsmen.“They’re not your run-of-the-mill masons or bricklayers,” he said. “They’re adept at what they do.”Work began in April and will continue through June, wrapping up by the Fourth of July. Most of the funding for the project comes from the Cape May County Open Space Trust Fund, with Ocean City picking up the rest of the cost, Clark said.City Hall was designed by noted early 20th Century architect Vivian B. Smith, whose other local masterpieces included the Ocean City Music Pier and the historic Flanders Hotel.When it was completed in 1914, City Hall’s construction cost was $75,000, the equivalent of about $1.8 million in today’s money, according to a Wikipedia entry on the building’s history.With periodic maintenance, much like the restoration work being done now, there’s no telling how many more years the stately building will last, Calafati noted.“Indefinitely,” he said, smiling.The brickwork and terra cotta are among the main parts of City Hall getting refurbished.last_img read more

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