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SkillsLomu: The legend was an instinctive player. He had the odd spark of skill, as evidenced with chip-and-chase tries for the Hurricanes or an offload after he’d finished smashing through defenders, but he wasn’t the most deft of athletes. Why? Because he didn’t have to be. The less said about Jonah’s kicking game, the better. Lomu: The big man knew where the try-line was with 37 tries in 63 internationals, and he is still the top scorer in World Cup history with 15 tries in two tournaments. What was impressive about Lomu was the bigger the occasion, the more likely he was to find his way to the try-line.Savea: He has the greatest strike-rate in All Black history with 27 tries in 27 appearances. You could say that one advantage is that he’s in an all-conquering side which has only lost once in two years. Being able to play outside creator-in-chief, Conrad Smith also helps, though Lomu played alongside the likes of Frank Bunce and Tana Umaga who weren’t too shabby!DefenceLomu: For head-on tackles Jonah could destroy opposition attackers, but on the turn Lomu was not the most nimble on his feet, with some joking that he’d need to three-point turn when a kick was put over the top of the defence. Jonah’s workrate around the pitch was also not always the most industriousSavea: He has a very good defensive game – he can mark further infield and chase better, he can turn briskly and he is comfortable under a high ball. His front on tackles, notably against Rob Kearney and Robbie Fruean brought audible gasps from the watching crowds. He can hit. And hit very, very hard. He can also execute a text-book cover tackle, as seen with Marland Yarde’s wrap up this summer. The master at work: Jonah Lomu scoring at his happy hunting ground of TwickenhamAll Blacks coach Steve Hansen opened the proverbial can of worms last night when he said that, for him, Julian Savea probably offered more as a player than New Zealand great, Jonah Lomu.Like the Ali v Tyson, Pele v Maradona and Bradman v Tendulkar arguments that run and run, this is another discussion that will fire up rugby fans. So, who is the better all-round player? We look at the tale of the tape for these two colossal Kiwis.PowerLomu: Jonah Lomu is arguably the most explosive player ever to grace the field of play. In his pomp, he was virtually unstoppable. In the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in 1999, such was his menace, that France fullback Xavier Garbosjosa, just politely invited him through the defensive line allowing the 6ft 5in, 18st 10lbs behemoth crash over the line. Then there’s the infamous demolition of the England backline in 1995, when just 19, of which Tony Underwood and Mike Catt need no reminding. How about the hat-trick against Scotland in Dunedin, in 2000? We could go on…Savea: Some would suggest Savea is Lomu-lite, tipping the weighing scales tip at 16st 4lbs and 6ft 3in, but the Hurricane is also extremely powerful. When he dips his shoulder he has the strength to bounce opposition defenders on their backsides, as he did with Israel Dagg to brutal effect against the Crusaders in 2013, the Springboks Zane Kirchner, or more recently against three Pumas in New Zealand’s recent 23-10 victory over Argentina. Try to defend the Savea ‘bump’ at your perilSpeedLomu: Will Carling famously labelled Lomu a ‘freak’ after his four-try show in 1995, and for a man of such bulkk, it’s remarkable he was clocked at 10.7 sec 100m time. Lomu could ‘gas’ opponents as much as steamroller them and his first of two tries against France in the 1999 World Cup semi, and many of his Counties Manukau scores showed he had more than enough top-end pace for a wide-man.Savea: Savea is no slouch in the speed stakes. When he makes a break in the open-field he takes some catching, but he is not just a straight-line runner, either and possesses quick-feet that can spin him out of a tackle and into space. And just look at how he covers huge ground to make defensive tackles when caught on the drift.Break out: Julian Savea’s try-scoring record is sensationalFinishing Savea: Did you see that offload to TJ Perenara against Argentina in the 2014 Rugby Championship? Savea is an intelligent footballer who is still improving and his predatory nature is complimented by the fact he can flick, punt and run off the ball if he needs to.Who’s better: Jonah Lomu or Julian Savea?Jonah LomuJulian SaveaVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWho's better: Jonah Lomu or Julian Savea? Julian Savea is already being talked about as one of the world’s best wings, at just 24, but can he really be compared to the great Jonah Lomu? TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Egan MillardPosted Feb 24, 2020 Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Western Massachusetts priest pleads guilty to child pornography possession; diocese reveals abuse allegation Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Gregory Lisby, a priest in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on Feb. 21, having been charged after FBI agents raided the rectory where he was living in September. The same day, the diocese also revealed that, since Lisby’s arrest, it has “received devastating credible evidence” that Lisby sexually abused a teenager.The Rev. Gregory Lisby. Photo: Diocese of Western MassachusettsLisby had been living with his husband, then the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Worcester, in the church’s rectory with their two children when the FBI found nearly 200 images and videos of child pornography in a Microsoft account Lisby used, according to court records.At the time, Lisby was working as a kindergarten teacher in a public school in Holyoke, having been suspended in 2018 from his position as rector of All Saints Church in Worcester “for an inappropriate relationship with an adult that did not involve sexual contact,” Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas Fisher wrote in a letter to the diocese shortly after Lisby’s arrest. Fisher added in that letter that the diocese had “no reason to believe that children in our diocese have been victimized in this situation.”Lisby pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in federal court in Worcester. In a letter to the diocese announcing Lisby’s plea, Fisher also shared that the diocese had learned of the abuse allegation against Lisby. The letter did not specify where or when the abuse is alleged to have occurred except to say that it happened after Lisby was ordained a priest in 2007. A spokeswoman for the diocese declined to provide additional details, in the interest of the victim’s privacy, but said that law enforcement is aware of the situation.“I am deeply saddened to know that a priest is alleged to have committed such a grievous sin,” Fisher wrote, “and on behalf of the entire church, I offer my most heartfelt apology to the victim, the victim’s family and to everyone whose trust in the church has been violated.“I cannot undo this terrible situation, but I can commit our diocese to telling the truth and seeking healing and reconciliation for anyone who has been harmed by Lisby.”Fisher stressed that Lisby’s husband, who has filed for divorce, “remains a priest in good standing and a valuable leader of the diocese” and “is in no way implicated in any of these charges.”Lisby is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25 and could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Fisher said the diocese is in the process of removing him from the priesthood.Fisher encouraged anyone who wishes to share relevant information about Lisby to call him confidentially at 413-417-2401.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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He knew the process well, having gone through his first transplant as a teenager in the early ‘90s.Ken has a rare disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) that also affects his sisters, Christine and Susan. It attacks the glomeruli, small blood vessels in the kidneys. Just as a filter keeps coffee grounds in, glomeruli filter the blood, removing waste and excess fluids (which become urine) while leaving needed protein behind in the body. Damaged or scarred glomeruli allow the protein to leak into the urine. When medications or other treatments fail, a kidney transplant may be the only option.In 2010, when Ken went on dialysis waiting for another kidney, the initial outlook for finding a match was bleak.“I remember doctors telling me that because of my first transplant I’d never get another,” he says.Why Second Transplants are TougherKen’s second transplant posed greater challenges because of antibodies, proteins produced by white blood cells to help the body fight infections.Antibodies are the first line of defense in the immune response, but they can also treat any foreign tissue, such as a transplanted kidney, as a threat. And people who have had additional exposure to foreign tissue (such as through blood transfusions, transplants or pregnancy) have more antibodies in their blood, making it harder to find a compatible donor. Having a high level of antibodies in the body is called being “sensitized.”To measure a patient’s sensitization, he or she is given a panel reactive antibody (PRA) test. A person with a PRA score of higher than 20 percent is considered sensitized. A sensitized patient may have to wait significantly longer for a transplant or might not receive one at all.Blood tests found Ken’s PRA to be 60 percent, meaning he was sensitized against 60 percent of the general population. Ken felt that his chances of finding a kidney his body wouldn’t reject were like finding a needle in a haystack.That is until he met Bobby Nibhanupudy, MD, the medical director of abdominal transplant at the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute. He implemented the kidney desensitization program at Florida Hospital, which likely saved Ken’s life.How Kidney Desensitization WorksThe idea behind the program — one of the few that exist nationally — is to lower the PRA percentage enough that finding a match becomes more likely. At the time Ken entered the program, he didn’t know much about the treatment, but he was ready to do anything to save his life.“I’m one of those people who goes full throttle,” he says. “I was on dialysis at 19. I knew what it was like and I was ready to move forward and was praying that it was going to work.”A key component of the treatment is IVIG, or intravenous immunoglobin, a blood product containing pooled antibodies extracted from the plasma of thousands of blood donors. Beginning in September 2010, Ken began his IVIG treatment. For two days each month, a nurse from Ocala would drive to Ken’s home in Tampa and slowly inject the IVIG into his bloodstream for four to six hours. They would eat lunch, watch movies and chat while she monitored Ken’s vitals. He was simultaneously undergoing home dialysis administered by his sister, Christine, and crossing his fingers that the IVIG treatment, which initially wasn’t covered by his insurance, would help him find a donor.After three months of IVIG, Ken got a call that would change his life. His PRA had lowered enough to make his brother, Rick, a positive match. He got his new kidney on December 8, 2010.Paving the Path for Other Patients“Honestly, IVIG saved my life,” Ken says. “I really hope this is something that becomes part of the protocol for all kidney patients, but it’s especially critical for second transplant patients.”Dr. Bobby agrees. “This treatment [IVIG] serves a population that has been a growing issue in transplantation for some time,” he says. “There are still methods we can explore to speed up the process, but we’re moving forward.”Ken is especially thankful for the successful treatment because it’s likely that his sisters will need it in the future. Christine (pictured above) has a transplanted kidney that is doing well, but Susan’s is failing, and her chances of being highly sensitized are probable, Ken says. Thanks to Dr. Bobby’s program, kidney patients like Ken and his sisters now have a fighting chance for transplantation.
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The young Mexican photographer Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro was abducted yesterday, on October 5th, in his home in the city of San Luis Potosi. His dead body was found this morning, the day after his abduction. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Mexican judicial authorities to quickly identify those responsible for this shocking murder. October 6, 2017 Photographer found dead one day after being abducted Receive email alerts News Organisation News Reports MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Violence MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Violence May 5, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Help by sharing this information The Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) confirmed that Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro was found dead this morning in San Luis Potosí. He was abducted yesterday morning by armed men who burst in his home in the city of San Luis Potosí, 400 km north of Mexico city, identified themselves as government agents, and took him away without any explanation.His wife told RSF that they were asleep when the gunmen broke into their home. “After identifying themselves as government officials, they grabbed Edgar by the neck and threw him to the ground while pointing a gun at me,” she said.“Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Mexican judicial authorities to quickly identify those responsible for this shocking murder and urge them to guarantee his family’s safety”, said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.Esqueda Castro works for the Metropoli San Luís newspaper and for Vox Populi de San Luis Potosi, a website specializing in covering crime. He previously also worked for El Heraldo and Plan Informativo, two other local newspapers, and created his own media outlet, Infórmate Potosino.While he was covering a crime scene in June, police officers seized his camera and forced him to delete the photos he had taken. He filed a complaint about this incident with the San Luis Potosí state Human Rights Commission but no action was taken. The Mechanism for Protecting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists was made aware of the case and contacted Edgar Daniel. No protection measures were implemented.Mexico is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Its northern neighbour, the United States, is ranked 43rd. to go further
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SPORT: Donegal capture Ulster U-21 Championship Google+ By News Highland – April 7, 2010 Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest WhatsApp Donegal have captured the Ulster U-21 football Championship.They defeated Cavan this evening by 2-08 to 0-7Donegal won the provincial title for the seventh time on Wednesday Night after their seven point win over Cavan at Brewster Park in Enniskillen. Man of the match was Glenswilly’s Michael Murphy who contributed 1-5. Dermott Molloy scored 1-2 and Anton Mc Fadden got on the score sheet with the other point. Murphy’s goal in the opening half put Donegal in the driving seat at the break leading 1-4 to 0-2. Cavan came back in the second half closing the gap to two points but Donegal rallied and another goal from Molloy put Jim Mc Guinness’s side in control to take the Ulster crown. Donegal will now play Tipperary in the All Ireland semi final. Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleMan charged with gun threat to garda released on bailNext articleGAA – Donegal win Ulster U21 Title News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter
A two day workshop on Southern Ocean cephalopods was held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia prior to the triennial 2006 Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC) symposium. The workshop provided a second international forum to present the current state of research and new directions since the last Southern Ocean cephalopod meeting held in 1993. A major focus of the workshop was trophic ecology and the use of a variety of tools that can be applied in Southern Ocean trophic studies for both cephalopod and predator researchers. New tools that are being used as trophic indicators and tracers in food chain pathways include stable isotope, heavy metal and fatty acid signature analysis. Progress is also being made on understanding squid population dynamics in relation to other key components of the ecosystem by incorporating squid data in ecosystem models. Genetic barcoding is now of great value to fish taxonomy as well as other groups and it is expected that a cephalopod barcoding initiative will be an important tool for cephalopod taxonomy. There is a current initiative to produce a new cephalopod beak identification guide to assist predator biologists in identifying cephalopod prey items. There were also general discussions on specific taxonomic issues, Southern Ocean Cephalopod paralarvae and parasites, and suggestions for future CIAC workshop topics.