Rob Simmons escapes on-field punshment for dangerous tackle on Yannick Nyanga

first_imgTuesday Nov 13, 2012 Rob Simmons escapes on-field punshment for dangerous tackle on Yannick Nyanga Wallaby Rob Simmons was the second big citing of the week following a bizarre few minutes during France’s emphatic 33-6 victory over Australia in Paris. Simmons will join Adam Thomson in London for their respective disciplinary hearings tomorrow. The incident occured in the 65th minute of the Test as French loose forward Yannick Nyanga knocked on a high ball before Simmons, seemingly unaware, lifted and drove Nyanga to the turf.The second rower, who came off the bench shortly before for veteran Nathan Sharpe, has since been cited for commiting a dangerous ‘tip’ tackle under Law 10.4 (j), placing him in doubt for the Wallabies next match, against England, this coming weekend at Twickenham.In a strange twist of events, somehow referee Nigel Owens and neither one of his touch judges managed to identify Simmons, despite every other person in the stadium knowing exactly who it was, thanks to the huge television screen replays.Unlike in some domestic competitions currently, the TMO is not allowed to get involved in rulings for foul play. Referees are also not meant to use the big screen TV replays for guidance, whereas with the new trial laws that has even been encouraged.As a result, Simmons played on, and while rugby is a far cry from Cricket – where we see players walk if obviously guilty – the cut-throat environment of Test rugby has yet to see someone stick their hand up in a situation like this. It would have been a grand gesture and yes, it’s unfair to expect such a thing, but in a sport that prides itself on integrity and honour, it would have been refreshing. It might have also helped at the disciplinary hearing.Instead, we heard Owens having to apologise to the French team for not seeing who actually did it.– Watch the full game– View match highlightsDiscussion points:– Do you think Simmons should (or would) have been Red carded for this tackle?– How long would you suspend him for? – In an ideal world, do you think that the captain or player owning up would have actually been good to see, or is that idea simply an unfeasible, romanticised view of the sport? ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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What we’re reading: survivors return to Auschwitz, coronavirus outbreak sparks global economic fears

first_imgFacebook Reagan Eylerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/reagan-eyler/ Twitter ReddIt + posts COVID-19 impact on Las Vegas Reagan Eylerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/reagan-eyler/ Linkedin Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) ‘Ultimate’ college town left deserted amid COVID-19 pandemic Reagan Eyler COVID-19’s impact on Frog Camp, recruitment Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature center_img Previous articleWater line burst causes flooding, evacuation of King HallNext articleWhat we’re reading: Deaths rise in coronavirus outbreak; GOP doesn’t have the votes to block witnesses Reagan Eyler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reagan Eylerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/reagan-eyler/ Twitter Facebook printHolocaust survivors return to Auschwitz on 75th anniversary of liberationThe 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was attended by fewer than 200 survivors, many for likely the last time. Most of the survivors are over 90 years old, and a team of 80 medical professionals was present at the ceremonies Monday to assist them. The survivors remained confident that their legacy will be carried on. “I feel uplifted when I see so many of you here who will carry the memory of innocent people from all nations of the world who met their death here,” Batsheva Dagan, 95, said to the crowd, as reported by the New York Times. “You will make sure that those horrors are never repeated.” Others emphasized the need to continue returning to the camps to remember what occurred. “People would love to forget the hard truths and that’s why we need to keep coming back here to refresh our memories and keep the world from acquiring amnesia,” said survivor Ben Lesser, 92. Auschwitz survivors lay a wreath Monday. Photo courtesy: Omar Marques/Getty ImagesGlobal economic fears rise as coronavirus influences markets The outbreak of the coronavirus in China has brought back fears about the health of the global economy. Markets have gone into a tailspin as the virus spreads beyond China’s borders, provoking alarm for the global economy, according to the New York Times.The recent trade truce between the U.S. and China and the stalemate between the U.S. and Iran were offset by the shock of the virus. “It’s the uncertainty of how the global economy is going to respond to the outbreak,” said Philip Shaw, the chief economist at Investec. “We don’t really know the answers to any of these questions.” Netanyahu changes election with immunity bid withdrawIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew a request for immunity from prosecution on corruption charges and will head into the country’s March 2 elections as a defendant in the case, according to the New York Times. The election is the country’s third in the last year. Since Netanyahu withdrew his immunity request, his opponents in parliament will no longer be able to debate the request in the weeks leading up to the election. The case against the prime minister is based on charges that Netanyahu offered to take official action benefiting wealthy media tycoons in exchange for benefits and lopsided coverage. Africa experiences worst locust infestation in decadesThe worst locus infestation to hit East Africa in 70 years has devoured farmland in an area that already suffers from extreme hunger, according to Fox News.The changing climate contributed by providing the locusts with good breeding conditions, said Nairobi-based climate scientist Abubakr Salih Babiker.With over 172,973 acres of land overrun, the locust swarms in Kenya is the biggest outbreak in the past quarter century. What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Reagan Eylerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/reagan-eyler/ Students reflect on impact of Ash Wednesday Linkedin ReddIt What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit last_img read more

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Denmark’s ATP can push for central clearing exemption

first_imgDenmark’s largest pension fund, ATP, is allowed to request an exemption from central clearing after the European supervisor gave its consent.The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a note on 3 August relating to Danish regulator Finanstilsynet’s concern that ATP would struggle to post cash as collateral when centrally clearing trades, a requirement introduced under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).The note went on to relay Finanstilsynet’s concern that requiring ATP to centrally clear trades would increase costs, thereby lowering the statutory pension fund’s investment returns.It said requiring the fund to convert its assets into cash was inefficient. “In view of the above and on the basis of the information provided, ESMA is of the opinion that the reasons why an exemption is justified due to difficulties in meeting variation margin requirements for centrally cleared transactions for [ATP] are valid,” the supervisor’s note continued.It will now be up to Denmark’s regulator to grant an exemption. Unlike several pension providers, such as Germany’s Pensions-Sicherungs-Verein and the UK’s Pension Protection Fund, ATP is not automatically exempt from central clearing but was allowed to apply for exemption.The request for an exemption comes despite ATP’s backing of clearing.It told the European Commission earlier this year it viewed the EMIR proposals for central clearing as a “reasonable initiative”, although it questioned the increasing reliance of central counterparties (CCPs) for such trades.“CCPs should not be required to compensate for lack of financial stability outside the CCP system,” the fund’s submission to the Commission’s review of financial services legislation said, “as this will disproportionately allocate the risk between the financial institutions and potentially lead to unnecessary higher cost that might … undermine CCPs’ original objectives to increase financial stability.”The former financial services commissioner, Jonathan Hill, hinted in May that a proposal to make EMIR’s application to the pension sector “proportionate” was being drawn up by the Commission.Pension funds are exempt from central clearing until 2017, with the UK’s Pension and Lifetime Savings Association calling for an indefinite exemption.last_img read more

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EPL: Ndidi, Iwobi Subbed as Leicester Hammer Arsenal 3-0

first_img*Man City just two more wins away from retaining titleSuper Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi were in contrasting moods when Arsenal lost 3-0 at the King Power Stadium yesterday.Both players did not complete the game for their respective clubs in the game Jamie Vardy scored twice as Ndidi’s Leicester dented Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. Wilfred-Ndidi Elsewhere, Manchester City stand just two victories away from retaining their Premier League title after Sergio Aguero’s second-half goal gave them a scrappy 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.Ndidi, who picked a yellow card in the 13th minute of the highly entertaining encounter was replaced by Harvey Barnes in the 46th minute while Iwobi who started the game for the Gunners was substituted at half time by Frenchman Laurent Koscielny.The unmarked Youri Tielemans headed in a cross from James Maddison just before the hour mark, before Vardy struck late on with a header and a tap-in from close range.Arsenal played almost an hour of the contest with 10 men after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off.A third successive Premier League defeat left them a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who face Manchester United at Old Trafford at 16.30 BST on Sunday.Leicester can still finish seventh – they are three points behind Wolves with two matches left – which could earn a Europa League place depending on the outcome of the FA Cup final.Arsenal’s task was made significantly more difficult after Maitland-Niles was sent off for the first time in his career following two bookings in the space of 28 minutes – for a soft foul on Ben Chilwell and then needlessly scything down Maddison near the halfway line.However, a three-goal margin flattered Arsenal and, even with a full complement of players, it is difficult to envisage a different outcome such was the conviction of the performance of Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester.Arsenal were indebted to goalkeeper Bernd Leno for a string of fine saves, the pick a magnificent one-handed diving effort to paw away a Wilfred Ndidi header.Arsenal fans must be fed up with the sight of Vardy, such is the former England’s striker’s potency against them.He has scored eight goals in as many matches against the Gunners – and now has 10 in his past nine appearances against any opposition.While much has been made of the young squad that Rodgers will seek mould at Leicester, 32-year-old Vardy remains an influential presence.He may not quite have the explosive pace which fired Leicester to the title in 2015-16, but the intelligence and timing of his runs remain sharp.His first goal came after he lifted the ball over Leno, watched it rebound against the crossbar, then headed it home.His second, in the fifth minute of stoppage time, was a routine finish from Ricardo Pereira’s low cross.Arsenal have won only twice away from home in the league this season.In the Manchester City versus Burnley clash at Turf Moor, Aguero’s 64th-minute goal – bundled in and given via goal-line technology despite Matthew Lowton’s attempted clearance – summed up much of City’s performance as Burnley’s organisation and resilience threatened to keep them out.Gabriel Jesus had another effort kicked off the line by Ben Mee and while Burnley rarely threatened, City knew only victory would do or the initiative would be handed back to Liverpool. It was duly secured with a 12th successive league win.Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton also saved from Aguero, Aymeric Laporte and Bernardo Silva in a City performance that was average for long spells – but the main priority of three points was achieved and they know victory at home to Leicester City and away at Brighton will ensure they keep the crown.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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B&H Basketball Players Will Play Against Belarus, Italy and Montenegro Next Week

first_imgBasketball representation of B&H is preparing in Sarajevo for qualifications for the European Championship 2015.Basketball players of the coach Duško Ivanović will play in Sarajevo, a preparatory tournament in which will participate teams of Belarus, Italy and Montenegro.“The tournament will be played on 18, 19 and 20 July in Sarajevo. Belarus will participate in this tournament instead of representation of Israel, which can not travel due to problems in gaming scene. Belarus has expressed the desire to participate at the 7 days preparations in Sarajevo”, announced for Agency Fena, Secretary General of Basketball Alliance of B&H Harun Mahmutović.The information that the American DJ Cooper has left the preparations of B&H representation has appeared in B&H media. DJ Cooper was supposed to replace Zack Wright.Mahmutović did not have accurate information on the reason why Cooper left the B&H team, but he emphasized that he will have more information for tomorrow’s press conference, which will be held at 13:00, in Ilidža.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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Abadiano, Fortea carry NU Bullpups to NBTC Division 1 title

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LSGH 78 — Cagulangan 25, Fornilos 18, Marcos 17, Sangco 7, Mosqueda 6, Espinosa 3, Lao 2, Cruz 0, Lapalam 0, Morales 0, Natividad 0.Quarters: 23-23, 40-35, 63-54, 80-78. La Salle-Lipa reclaims NBTC Division 2 crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Monteverde saw this conquest as a redemption of sorts for NU after losing to Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 Finals last month.“For one, there were bitter lessons that we needed to learn. In the UAAP, it boiled down to last two possessions,” the coach said, harking back to the heartbreaking Game 3 where the Bullpups lost a six-point lead and eventually fell, 58-63. “But we saw in this tournament how tough we defended in the end and the team really improved.”Cagulangan, who was adjudged as the Tournament Most Outstanding Player, led LSGH with 25 points, five assists, and three rebounds, while Fornilos had 18 markers, 14 boards, and two blocks.The Scores:NU 80 — Abadiano 24, Gonzales 12, Fortea 11, Amsali 8, Quiambao 8, Coyoca 5, Minerva 4, Tamayo 4, Malonzo 2, Oczon 2, Javillonar 0, Manalang 0.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netNazareth School of National University held off La Salle Greenhills, 80-78, to be crowned as the 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Division 1 champion Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Finals Most Outstanding Player Gerry Abadiano canned the go-ahead freebies in the final 29.9 seconds to give the Bullpups a 79-77 advantage, which proved to be the most crucial of his 24 points, six rebounds, and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT “As expected of Gerry, even in tough games, you could see that he can deliver,” said coach Goldwyn Monteverde of Abadiano. “He can play good on both ends of the floor, on defense and in offense.”Joel Cagulangan split his foul shots in the last 7.3 ticks to keep the Greenies’ hopes flickering, but Rhayyan Amsali made it a two-point game with a split from the charity stripe in the final 2.2 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLSGH had one last chance to force overtime, but Inand Fornilos was smothered in his attempt as NU came away with its second Division 1 title in the last three years.Cyril Gonzales contributed 12 markers and two rebounds for the Bullpups, while Terrence Fortea poured all of his 11 points in the second half. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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