first_img Joker in the pack: Wallaby hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau may, be for once, be inconspicuous because of his absenceBy Alan DymockTHE PRESSURE on Will Genia and James Horwill may be great as we slide towards the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia, but not for the reasons many would expect.On Saturday, as the Waratahs crashed against the wild Brumbies of Canberra in the Super 15, Test hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau took a knee with a broken forearm. It was a worrying sight for Australian fans who had already seen world-class poacher David Pocock write himself off for the upcoming Test series.Wallaby wounds: Polota-Nau and SmithMore so than just missing personnel, though, Australia may suffer because of their lack of big characters.Talking to Rugby World yesterday, Wallaby and Waratahs prop Benn Robinson said: “Tafu [Polota-Nau] is the biggest character of them all and he is different to a lot of people. Losing him is not good news.”Squads need big personalities to lead and to tie them together. The Lions have already spoken about this and the importance of bonding. So while Genia and Horwill are stronger than a moonshine milkshake in terms of leadership, the Wallaby squad could well be that little bit more vulnerable to splintering without their chuckle brothers and drop-goal divas to laugh at and lean on.Polota-Nau will most likely be replaced in the Australian 25-man squad that was announced on Sunday, though no concrete date has been set for pulling players out of the Super 15. So there will be no Tafu, no Quade Cooper and no Kurtley Beale. It is likely that George Smith, also injured in that Aussie derby and likely to miss the next three games out of the remaining four regular season games, has missed his window to impress Robbie Deans and squeeze into the squad to face the Lions as one of the extra six players, to be announced on June 10. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Kurtley Beale (L) and Quade Cooper of the Wallabies stretch during an Australian Wallabies IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 captain’s run at Wellington Regional Stadium on September 22, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Beale may feel he has pushed his demons back into the bottle and make the six. Cooper may show the elusive and unlabled ‘stuff’ that Deans needs to see and earn a recall. Polota-Nau and Smith may cause scientists and doctors to faint with amazement due to their stitch-popping, rapid recovery.If none of this comes off, though,it could be a dry, serious, driven camp that faces the Lions, and it remains to be seen whether that will be more dangerous to the tourists or whether it means the hosts are that little bit weaker at the seams. However, much like the theory that as soon as a space opens up in the Lions contingent Jonny Wilkinson will be flown out, there is a suggestion that enigmatic playmaker Cooper will be slotted in as one of the six additional Wallabies once he has proved his defensive worth to Deans during the Queensland Reds game against the Lions on June 8.For Robinson, though, it is Beale’s personality and sublime talent that may be missed most.Absent friends: Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper stick close“To not have Kurtley in the 25 is massive,” the prop said. “To pull out to address personal issues is honourable, but to look at it from a rugby perspective; of course you want him.“If you look at the great try he scored against Wales last year to win the game he has the talent. He is still in line to make the extra six.”As it stands there are plenty of questions about Deans’ additions. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live University Hospital Limerick229 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 192 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 37 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNews82 patients waiting for beds in UHLBy Staff Reporter – March 31, 2021 121 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Previous articleArrests Made Following Robbery in Annacotty, Co.Limerick January 15, 2021Next article“I wouldn’t say we were flat” – Larkham defends Munster’s PRO14 final performance Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Linkedin Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Spotlight on REO and Servicing Trends The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Five Star Conference HOUSING Property Management REO Servicing Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Discussing the Default Landscape Next: Keys for Life Concert Celebrates Industry, Vets Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Spotlight on REO and Servicing Trends The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Five Star Conference HOUSING Property Management REO Servicing 2019-09-24 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Education and knowledge-sharing were at the center of proceedings during the second day of the ongoing Five Star Conference and Expo in Dallas. The Property Preservation Lab, Servicing & Compliance Lab, and the REO Lab all provided attendees with keen insights into the latest trends in default servicing and asset management.Hosted by Guardian Asset Management and Co-Hosted by Apex Asset Management Group, Brookstone Management, Five Brothers, Laudan Properties, and MSI, the Property Management Lab began with opening remarks from the Lab Director, Hoss Gabbard, Managing Director, Default Operations/Post Sale, Home Point Financial Corporation.Topics such as strengthening vendor relations, preserving assets in high-risk areas, and honing request for proposal (RFP)-writing skills were at the heart of the discussion during the Property Preservation Lab in the morning. “There’s a misconception that Fannie Mae knows that they’re looking for,” Rebecca Thibaudeau, Category Manager, Corporate Procurement, Fannie Mae noted regarding writing RFPs. “We want to find out what’s out there.”The afternoon saw two key areas of the default servicing business being discussed by experts. At the Servicing & Compliance Lab led by Michael S. Waldron, Chief Compliance Officer, Bayview Loan Servicing, experts discussed strategies to enhance operations, manage costs, and assist homeowners.Hosted by Altisource and Co-Hosted by BRON, Situs AMC, Consolidated Analytics, Ernst & Young, and National General Lender Services, the discussions at the Servicing & Compliance Lab revolved around the present and future of servicing, expectations from new housing policies, and technological innovations in servicing operations.At the REO Lab hosted by Home Depot Renovation Services and Co-Hosted by Altisource, Constructive Management, and Five Brothers Asset Management, Lab Director Andrew Oliverson, VP, REO Operations, Green River Capital, led discussions on the challenges of REO disposition.”The challenge that agents have had in the past and may still have is staying relevant as auctions become bigger,” Oliverson said. “You’ve got to continue to be that local expert. Its important for agents to be engaged and know their local market.”The lab deep-dived into critical topics facing the REO business. They included insights on working with government agencies, the future of asset management, how technology’s shaping the REO business, and advances in alternative disposition strategies.”Make yourself a resource,” commented Rida Sharaf, SVP of Operations, USRES.The education sessions will continue on Wednesday with expert insights and keynotes during the Diversity & Inclusion Lab, Foreclosure Lab, and Fintech Lab. About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 24, 2019 1,718 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO, Servicing last_img read more

first_imgThe Department of Health has announced its new staff line-up after taking on the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) work on nutrition and food reformulation.Led by Clair Baynton, deputy director nutrition science and delivery, the team consists of: Alison Tedstone, head of nutrition science; Corinne Vaughan, head of nutrition delivery; Alette Addison, salt; and Stephen Airey, saturated fat and energy.However, it remains tight-lipped on targets to reduce salt and saturated fats, which were set by the FSA. A spokeswoman would only say: “Further information will be available in due course the Department of Health will continue to work with industry on reformulation and provision of nutritional information to consumers.”The FSA had announced specific targets to reduce the saturated fat content in plain sweet and savoury biscuits, and plain cakes by at least 10%, and 5% in non-plain biscuits (those not containing chocolate) by 2012. A target of 1g of salt per 100g bread was also set for 2012.Policies including working with manufacturers to reformulate foods to reduce salt, saturated fat and sugar levels, and reducing portion size, moved from the FSA to the Department of Health along with nutritional labelling on foods, calorie information in restaurants, nutrition surveys and scientific advice on nutrition.The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) took on food labelling policy, where it does not relate to food safety or nutrition. A Defra spokeswoman refused to give details of staff responsible.>>Changes at FSA unlikely to have adverse impactlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The next round of funding is now available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), as part of a tri-state, five year, $17.5 million program funded by the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The goal of the program is to reduce nutrients entering Ohio waterways to lessen harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Funding is available to farmers installing conservation practices that benefit water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.This year, Ohio livestock producers will receive priority funding. Nutrient management practices that allow for proper storage, timing, and placement of nutrients, will help livestock producers comply with Ohio’s nutrient management laws. Ohio livestock producers located in the Western Lake Erie Basin interested in applying for technical and financial assistance to implement these practices should contact their local USDA Service Center. The application deadline is October 19, 2018.The Tri‐State Western Lake Erie Basin Phosphorus Reduction Initiative is a partnership effort that includes public, private and non‐profit organizations and is led in Ohio by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. These partner organizations assist with promoting conservation opportunities and monitoring the impact of these practices implemented through the initiative.For more information about conservation assistance available through the Tri‐State Western Lake Erie Basin Phosphorus Reduction Initiative, visit the Ohio USDA-NRCS website at www.oh.nrcs.usda.gov.last_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The iPad 2 is officially real. It will ship in a few short weeks. Do you expect to buy one? As your first, or next iPad? Let’s take a poll! We’re very curious to see what the reaction of our readers is and whether the enthusiasm will be strong enough to open up the pocket book.center_img Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Apple#web last_img read more

This day in history Barry Bonds

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTen years ago, in 2004 Barry Bonds became the third baseball player to hit 700 career home runs, joining Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:babe ruth, barry bonds, hank aaronlast_img