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Northampton Saints at home in Milton Keynes

first_imgNorthampton Saints 23 Ulster Rugby 13HT: 10-13 Attendance: 21,309 at stadium:mkNorthampton Saints: B Foden, C Ashton, J Clarke, J Downey, P Diggin, S Myler, L Dickson, S Tonga’uiha (A Waller 78), D Hartley [capt] (B Sharman 78), B Mujati, C Lawes, C Day, P Dowson (C Clark 74), T Wood, R WilsonScorers: Try – L Dickson, S Tonga’uiha; Conversion – S Myler (2) ; Penalty – S Myler (3)Ulster Rugby: A D’Arcy, A Trimble, N Spence, P Wallace, S Danielli (C Gilroy 79), I Humphreys, R Pienaar, T Court, R Best [capt], B Botha (P McAllister 71), J Muller (I Whitten 78), D Tuohy (T Barker 57), R Diack (W Faloon 62), C Henry, P WannenburgScorers: Try – A Trimble; Conversion – I Humphreys; Penalty – I Humphreys (2) Saints march in: Fans packed out stadium:mk to see Northampton beat Ulster 23-13NORTHAMPTON ARE excited about playing their Heineken Cup semi-final at stadium:mk.The Saints beat Ulster 23-13 in front of more than 21,000 fans at the home of MK Dons to reach the last four and will return to the venue on Sunday 1 May to play Perpignan.Corner stop: Lee Dickson touches down for NorthamptonNorthampton captain Dylan Hartley described the atmosphere as “electric” while Stephen Myler, who contributed 13 of the Saints’ points with his boot, said: “It felt like Franklin’s Gardens but was even louder than that today. We were behind at half-time so we needed them to get behind us and they definitely spurred us on. They helped us to go from strength to strength.”Northampton started the better in Milton Keynes, Soane Tonga’uiha crossing after just two minutes, but Ulster scored just before the break to lead 13-10. Two beautifully-timed inside balls allowed first Simon Danielli and then Andrew Trimble to bust the Saints’ defensive line and the latter’s break was accurate enough for him to touch down near the posts.The Saints made Ulster pay for their errors and indiscipline in the second half, Myler slotting the penalties and Lee Dickson touching down after a lovely piece of link play down the wing between Chris Ashton and Ben Foden.Their physicality told in the last 20 minutes as they overpowered Ulster at the breakdown and director of rugby Jim Mallinder is now looking forward to that semi-final against Perpignan, which will kick off at 3pm.“Perpignan have got threats all over the field,” he said, “but we can take confidence from the fact that we’ve beaten them before and can do it again. ”Hartley certainly doesn’t want to settle for a place in the last four, saying: “We’ve gone one step further than last year (when they lost in the quarter-finals to Munster) so that’s a positive, but we can’t be happy with just that.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Northampton SaintsUlster Heineken Man of the Match: C Lawes (Northampton Saints)Referee: Romain Poite (France)last_img read more

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Global property portal reaches 100,000 listings including 11,400 in UK

first_imgA fledgling free-to-list residential and commercial property portal says it has secured 20,000 listings in the UK including 11,400 homes for sale and rent over the past five weeks.The London-based portal has revealed a clutch of signings by well-known estate agents including Balgores Property Group, Carter Jonas, hybrid agency easyProperty, online-only agency Open House and The Mayfair Office. The rest of the approximately 150 agents featured on its website are small and medium-size independents.Residential People’s aim is to become a global property portal and it has 100,000 commercial and residential property listings including those from its UK operation.Its other sites are in South Africa and the UAE and the company has plans to open listings in China, India and Nigeria.“Agents are starting to take note of our unique, global proposition which is aimed at disrupting the market and going against the status quo of the traditional property portal model,” says Christopher May, a co-director of Residential People (left).“The hard work has just begun but we are overjoyed with the positive response from agents so far.“Most of the agents that have contacted us see us as a valuable addition to their online presence and we are honoured that they can see the value we are adding to the industry.”Before establishing Residential People, and its sister site Commercial People, May was a director of a Knightsbridge-based company helping finance property purchases for wealthy clients called BlueSky Capital Solutions, which voluntarily ceased trading last year.residential people property portal Christopher May April 5, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » Global property portal reaches 100,000 listings including 11,400 in UK previous nextMarketingGlobal property portal reaches 100,000 listings including 11,400 in UKAmbitious aims of Residential People appear to be coming to be bearing fruit, helped by offering free sales and lettings listings to agents.Nigel Lewis5th April 201901,081 Viewslast_img read more

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Pension funds challenge European companies on climate lobbying

first_imgCharlotta Dawidowski Sydstrand, AP7According to Charlotta Dawidowski Sydstrand, corporate governance and sustainability strategist at AP7, the Swedish buffer fund had identified that “weaknesses in current climate policy globally pose a risk to the long-term value growth of our pension portfolios”.“At this point in time we find it unacceptable that companies counteract ambitious climate policy, either directly or through their business organisations,” she added.“Lobbying on climate issues should be evaluated, managed and reported on transparently. We are hoping this will become a natural component of companies’ sustainability reporting.”  Earlier this year investors used the occasion of a G7 summit to urge governments to do much more to both limit global warming and ensure the world was prepared for the effects of climate change. The 55 companies that AP7 and the Church of England Pensions Board have written to were selected due to their high greenhouse gas emissions and significant role in energy-intensive sectors. They include companies such as Fiat Chrysler, Rio Tinto, and Rolls-Royce.The companies were assessed by InfluenceMap, which monitors lobbying activity by companies, with the worst performers in seven industry sectors set to be the focus of the investors’ engagement. Legal & General Investment Management, the biggest UK-based asset management, and Robeco have also backed the initiative, according to a spokeswoman.The engagement programme was developed in consultation with the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), a European forum for collaboration on climate action by investor members with €21trn in assets collectively under management.Driving changeIn a document shared with the targeted companies, AP7 and Church of England Pensions said the programme’s aim was to drive change in corporate lobbying ahead of UN climate negotiations in 2020.Some targeted shareholder resolutions would be considered at companies in key sectors lobbying on climate change, they indicated.“Weaknesses in current climate policy globally pose a risk to the long-term value growth of our pension portfolios”Charlotta Dawidowski Sydstrand, AP7In a statement about the initiative, the investors also referenced the recent special report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).Published three weeks ago, this warned the world was on course for 3°C of global warming and presented the case for limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels compared with 2°C.Adam Matthews, director of ethics and engagement at the CEPB, said: “As the recent report from the IPCC clearly highlighted, the stakes are high and time is against us. It is therefore right that investors are challenging Europe’s most high-emitting companies to ensure consistency in their lobbying practices.” Two major European pension funds have challenged large companies over lobbying positions that are inconsistent with the goals of the Paris climate deal.Sweden’s SEK608bn (€62bn) AP7 and the £2.3bn (€2.6bn) Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB) have today written to the chairs of 55 European companies to push them to review the lobbying practices being adopted by their trade associations and lobbying organisations.“If these lobbying positions are inconsistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement, we would encourage you to ensure they adopt positions which are in line with these goals,” the letters continued.The investors also urged the companies to be transparent about their own policy positions and how they ensured these were implemented in their direct and indirect lobbying activities.last_img read more

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Genoa beats Spal 2-0 to move out of relegation zone

first_imgGenoa beats Spal 2-0 to move out of relegation zone Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMILAN (AP) — Genoa boosted its hopes of avoiding relegation with a 2-0 win over last-place Spal in Serie A on Sunday.Goran Pandev and Lasse Schöne scored in each half and Genoa also had a penalty saved.It was Genoa’s first win since the restart and lifted the team out of the relegation zone. Genoa is one point above Lecce which hit the woodwork twice in a 0-0 draw at Cagliari. Spal is 11 points from safety with six matches remaining.Later Sunday, Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso faces AC Milan as an opponent for the first time.The match in Genoa was played at a sluggish pace, with temperatures topping 30 degrees Celsius (90 F) .Pandev fired Genoa in front in the 24th minute and the hosts had a great chance to double their lead 13 minutes later but Iago Falque had his weak penalty saved by Spal goalkeeper Karlo Letica after Arkadiusz Reca tripped Francesco Cassata.Genoa did get a second shortly after halftime when Schöne curled a magnificent free kick into the top corner. It could have had a third moments later but Andrea Pinamonti hit the post.OTHER MATCHESFederico Bonazzoli scored a spectacular goal six minutes from time to help Sampdoria to a vital 3-1 win at fellow struggler Udinese.Bonazzoli acrobatically volleyed in Samp’s second goal with a scissor-kick. Bram Nuytinck thought he had equalized moments later but it was ruled out for handball.Samp moved level on points with Udinese, six points above Lecce. July 12, 2020 Associated Press Davide Faraoni also scored in similarly impressive fashion to help Hellas Verona draw 1-1 at Fiorentina, which leveled with practically the last kick of the match. Parma scored two stoppage-time goals to fight back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Bologna.___More AP soccer: and read more

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County football results and fixtures

first_imgPhoto © Tipperary GAA Afterwards David Power said he was pleased to come away from Cashel with the win..In the other games, it was a local derby as Moyle Rovers and Fethard clashed in Clonmel.Favorites Moyle Rovers stay top of the group with a 13 points to 8 victory.County champions Loughmore Castleiney overcame Ardfinnan in Golden on a scoreline of Loughmore 3-19 Ardfinnan 2-5.In the county senior football championship this evening there’s a double header in Leahy Park, Cashel with Upperchurch-Drombane and Clonmel Commericals in the potential tie of the round, meeting at 6.30; while winners last time out meet at 8pm as Killenaule and JK Bracken’s go into battle.Then at 8 in Ardfinnan Cahir take on Tipp sharp-shooter Conor Sweeney’s club Ballyporeen, and it’s an all West tussle in Bansha as Arravale Rovers and Aherlow Gaels meet at the same time.Tipp FM analyst Tom McGrath says Aherlow versus Arravale could be a dress rehersal for a west final later in the season… It’s all senior club football this weekend with the third round of games getting underway last night.Kilsheelan Kilcash got their season back on track last night with a hard earned 2-8 to 0-8 win over Drom Inch in the county senior football championship.At half time the south side led 1-4 to 0-2 and full forward Jimmy Ryan scored a close range goal in the second half it sealed a Kilsheelan win.last_img read more

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SN Conversation: Brewers’ Jeremy Jeffress talks about epilepsy, rehab realizations and his dog

first_imgFor Jeffress, the road to the 2018 All-Star Game was a long one. He was suspended multiple times in the minor leagues. He’s dealt with terrifying epileptic episodes for a decade. He’s been traded three times and designated for assignment twice. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNBut Jeffress has persevered, and now he’s thriving in Milwaukee. I met with Jeffress this spring and asked whether he’d be open to talking about his journey. He was more than happy to, and I really think you’ll appreciate his honest thoughts and insights.  Editor’s note: The conversation has been edited for length and clarity.SPORTING NEWS: First thing I want to talk about is your dog, Domino.JEREMY JEFFRESS: (laughs) Everybody wants to talk about Dom. He’s a good dude, man.SN: How’d you get him?JEFFRESS: I got him last year in my hometown, in Virginia. Well, offseason of 2017, in November. I bought a house and was looking for dog, a protector. My cousin, he’s huge into dogs, and he was like, “I have this great dog that would be good for kids. Good for you. He loves people.” Came down and saw him and that was it. SN: What kind is he?  JEFFRESS: He’s a pocket bullie. He’s an American bulldog and an American pit bull mix. So he looks like a pit bull, but he’s a bulldog — mind, body and all that. SN: What’s he done for you? JEFFRESS: There was another reason why I actually did get him. There’s a lot of off-the-field stuff that goes into play with me and baseball and a lot of stuff. Some days, you know, guys want to enjoy themselves, guys want to enjoy their life. And so I kind of use him as, you know, you can’t go anywhere. You know, when you’ve got kids, you can’t do much. You know what I’m saying? SN: I have a 6-month old baby girl. I know exactly what you’re talking about. JEFFRESS: Right? So now I had Domino, so I had to make sure he’s taken care of. I’d have to attend to someone else when I got home. It’s not just free time, open mind, all that stuff. So once I left the ballpark, I had to go directly home to Domino, see what he’s doing, that he’s taken care of and all that stuff. So he just helped me stay in tune with my life, you know what I’m saying? SN: That’s important, isn’t it? JEFFRESS: It definitely, definitely is. That downtime is where guys get in a lot of trouble. I asked Craig Counsell, “Hey, I got a dog this year, can I bring him on the plane back to Milwaukee?” I told him the reason why and all that stuff, and he actually liked it. So they allowed me to, and you can tell by the season I had last year that he did help me out a lot. And everybody loves him. He’s just a great dog.SN: What is it about you and Milwaukee? You’ve always played so well with the Brewers. JEFFRESS: Right? That city … I mean, first of all, they drafted me. And ever since Day 1, they’ve protected me. They protected me with my arm and protected me making sure that I’m ready to go. Because I was the type of guy who threw hard and didn’t know where it was going. So they made sure that I was ready in all aspects, before I even broke camp with the team. I was drafted in 2006, and I didn’t break camp with the team until 2009. I was in extended spring all the way up until 2009. They made sure I was right. And once I got there, they welcomed me with open arms. Nobody was down-talking me, even with all the stuff I had in the minor leagues, the suspensions and all that stuff. They were still there, caring and making sure that I was being a great baseball player. SN: How did you use those down times, those step-backs? Because, clearly, you’re a different person now than you were then. JEFFRESS: Most definitely. It’s all about maturing, knowing who you really are, knowing it’s not just you that you’re affecting. You’re affecting a whole lot of people when you get in trouble, when you have success, when you do anything. You affect not only yourself, but a lot of people. And not saying those are life-changing effects on other people. But they’re seeing you’re being a better person, so let’s help out. You help yourself, other people will join on, right?So it was just all about me maturing, getting through those downtime times and making sure that I was ready to come to the park the next day to help out my teammates. Because if I got in trouble or anything like that, I wasn’t able to help them, and they might have really needed me that night or the next night or whatever the case may be. So those downtimes are very important to know who you are, know what type of person you are, knowing your addictions, knowing what you’d like to do, all that stuff. It’s just knowing yourself.SN: Was there a specific moment that you’re like, OK, I’ve gotta fix this? Or was it a gradual maturation process?JEFFRESS: I think it was gradual. But there have been times you just open your eyes. Open your eyes, for real. People are trying to help you and you’re just steady going backwards. Sooner or later they’re going to stop. Coming up through the minor leagues, I’ve been to two rehabs. When I went over to Texas, I went through one rehab, and those moments … I was there with lawyers, judges in one rehab. I’m talking about professional people, you know? They had money, had their lives taken care of, but they’re still dealing with depression or pills or crazy drugs. They’re way older than me? You know, I could still be a successful guy in my sport, but as a human being, how am I going to be? I’m sitting across the room looking at these people, these judges and lawyers, and I don’t want to be like that. So every time I went into a rehab place, it opened my eyes, looking at someone else across the room dealing with the same thing, still in that point in their life. And I didn’t want to be like that. MORE CONVERSATIONS: Walker Buehler | Amir Garrett | Dansby SwansonSN: Do you still think you’re a work in progress? JEFFRESS: Yeah. Every, every, every day I wake up, I try to avoid moments. I’ll try to avoid a lot of stuff that would put me back into the past, back to the same person that I was. I’m just trying to be who I really am, instead of turning into a fake person. That’s the biggest key to make yourself successful in life. Don’t be a fake person each and every day you come here. Just be who you are, the same guy. Don’t change for nobody. People have their own opinions and judgments about other people, but you’re your own guy. You’re your own man. SN: And you have to deal with epilepsy, too? I don’t know a lot about that. What’s that like? JEFFRESS: I’ve been dealing with everything, all this stuff in my life. SN: I don’t mean to keep bringing up bad things, I promise. JEFFRESS: Oh, I know. All this stuff I’ve dealt with in my life, I don’t regret it at all. I don’t regret it at all. The epilepsy thing, it’s a disease that I have. I’ve got to understand that I have it, you know? There’s nothing that I can do to get it to go away. All I can do is maintain it. I battle with it each and every morning. On my drive here every morning, I’m thinking that I’m going to have a seizure, but I can’t not come to work, right? … So I come in, and once I get to this clubhouse, my mind is free. I don’t think I’m gonna have a seizure. I don’t think nothing about it. I’ve got to get past it. That’s all I think about each and every day. As long as I stay there, I’ll kind of prevent myself from having seizures, I’ll come in being Jeremy Jeffress, and I’ll help out as much as I can, do my job. Like I said, with the seizure thing, it’s just something that I’ve got to keep looking past. It’s there, but I just gotta keep looking past them. SN: When did the seizures start? And how often do they happen? JEFFRESS: When I was 15, I had a real bad head injury, but it didn’t start then. From when I was 15 all the way to 2008, about six years, I didn’t have anything. No symptoms, no diagnoses of concussions or anything. Nothing. Then one offseason, in 2008 here in Phoenix, I had my first one. It was like 7 in the morning. I had a dog then, and had to wake up because he was crying in his cage, had to use the bathroom. Woke up, and that was my first seizure. My mom didn’t know what to do, nobody knew what to do. It was terrifying. No one knew what it was, and they kept happening maybe a couple of months apart. They kept happening.The next season, I went on to Buffalo, New York, and I went to plenty of doctors. They still didn’t know. They thought it was all types of epilepsies and seizures, they didn’t just didn’t know, at all. I was on so many medications. It was ridiculous. My weight was fluctuating all up and down. It was crazy. I took an MRI on one day in 2014 and they figured out that it was juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. They were saying your sleep has to be right. You can’t just wake up in the morning and try to move. You can’t do that because your brain is not quick enough for your body. The nerves and all this stuff is not connecting with your body, and that’s what stops the nerves and my body shuts down. It only happens in the mornings. I only have seizures in the mornings. Don’t have them during the day, at night when I’m asleep I don’t have them at all. SN: Just when your brain is kicking into gear. JEFFRESS: Right. I did a sleep study at one point. They said in my REM cycles — you know, where you hit 1, 2, 3, 4 and you’re going to sleep and you wake up at 4, 3, 2, 1 — I skip 2 and 3. I go from 1 to deep sleep, and when I wake up, from 4 to wake up. Literally every day. Every day. I can’t do nothing about it. That’s how I wake up.SN: That’s crazy. JEFFRESS: And once I do that, I can’t just wake up and get out of bed and start going, because my brain has not woken up yet. It hasn’t gone through REM cycle 3, REM cycle 2, then 1. It just skips those two and I’m awake. SN: Do you have a routine in the morning to deal with that? JEFFRESS: Yeah. I wake up an hour early before I leave the house, and some days I’m still like, s—, I’ve got to wait. This is what it is. I’m dealing with it. Whatever. I want to be a normal person, but I’ll just be who I am. SN: I hear you’re talking about doing a food truck? Tell me about that.  JEFFRESS: It was an idea I had when I was a kid. There was a little small fish-fry place in my hometown (South Boston, Va). They started out in a home, and they were literally supplying the whole neighborhood, the whole town. And he was only open on weekends, like Thursday to Sunday. And from Thursday to Sunday there was a line from his house, cars parked everywhere. Especially on Sundays, after church. I loved the food. I was like, “Man, one day we’re going to start our own place, when we get the money. So last offseason, I went to him and was like, “Listen, how much is a food truck?” And he said it depended on what you want in it. You can start off with an empty truck for about 20 grand, then you go from there, with the price going up, putting whatever you want inside the truck. So we figured all that stuff out and got it going. SN: That’s awesome. What’s it called? JEFFRESS: JJ’s Bread and Butter. And some of the proceeds are going to go toward epilepsy, some of the hospitals, to help people get those surgeries, those cat scans, those MRIs that they can’t afford. And as we go forward, we’ll do more foundational stuff. I’m working my own foundation now, named after my daughter, Jurnee. It’s just supporting epilepsy, kids who can’t get those surgeries, that they can’t afford, the cat scans and MRIs. It’s freaking $700, you know? That’s a lot of money. That’s what it’s going to go. Jeremy Jeffress was simply brilliant in 2018. In his Age 30 season, the right-handed reliever made his first All-Star appearance, compiled a 1.29 ERA and struck out 10.4 batters per nine in 73 appearances for the NL Central-winning Brewers. Jeffress dealt with shoulder issues this spring, but made his 2019 debut on Wednesday and struck out the first (and only) batter he faced. last_img read more

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