A video showing mini rugby players how to use their head when taking and giving a pass Even at the top level of the game, rugby players can throw intercept passes which cost their team tries. So how do you avoid an opposition player picking off your pass? Use your head!Instead of taking and giving a pass in one motion, turn your head once you catch the ball to check the pass is on and that your team-mate is ready. When practising, turn your head as soon as you catch the ball, then execute the pass.This video shows you how… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Here are the four key steps to follow to make sure you successfully execute a pass: With your hands up, make a target for the passer and call for the ball.As you catch the ball, swivel your head before passing it on.Check that the pass is on – look at where defenders are positioned and that your team-mate is ready.If it’s all clear, give the pass. Chase the pass, with your hands pointing at the receiver, to ensure accuracy.This is the latest Rugby World step-by-step guide, where coach Nigel Botherway explains to mini rugby players how to perform various skills to help develop their game. Previous skills include the grubber kick, the jackal and the sidestep – to see more of the videos, click here.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
@FayettevillePD/Twitter(NEW YORK) — Florence, which made landfall as a hurricane Friday, dropped about 8.04 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina, the National Weather Service said Tuesday, citing “the unofficial, radar-estimated storm total rainfall.”At least 32 people are dead, including several young children, as a result of the storm, which brought unprecedented rainfall and flooding to North and South Carolina.North Carolina’s governor on Monday called Florence an “epic storm” and warned that some parts of his state “have not seen the worst flooding yet.”“This remains a significant disaster,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said at a news conference. “The next few days will be long ones as the flooding continues.”First responders have rescued and evacuated more than 2,600 people as of Monday.“We, the people of North Carolina, will get through this,” Cooper said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
(Brentwood, Essex) the independent flour miller, offers bakers a range of premixes, concentrates and toppings, for producing Easter goods.The Bakers Mixes range includes Bun Mix, a premix versatile enough to produce Hot Cross Buns. Other Easter recipes include; Simnel Cake, Easter Gateau and Cinnamon Fruit Plait, which can be seen on its website at [http://www.admmilling.co.uk].
Today, the official Jerry Garcia account posted on social media that Norm Van Maastricht passed away over the weekend. Van Maastricht was a longtime friend and collaborator of Jerry Garcia, with the two first meeting in Dana Morgan‘s music shop in Palo Alto, CA. Once acquainted, the two went onto play together in Hart Valley Drifters, a bluegrass band also featuring famed Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, New Riders of the Purple Sage co-founder and guitarist David Nelson, and Ken Frankel.Most recently, Van Maastricht and the Hart Valley Drifters were included on the Before The Dead box set, which compiled rare (many, previously unreleased) recordings of Jerry, showcasing his early beginnings before the Grateful Dead. Additionally, in 2016, the Hart Valley Drifters released an album, Folk Time. Derived from a lost recording from 1962, the album featured a recording of the band on Stanford University’s KZSU’s Folk Times program. After a student who had produced and recorded the session found them 46 years later in 2008, the album eventually got its official release in 2016.Hart Valley Drifters, Jerry Garcia – Folk Time – Full Album Van Maastricht also was an author, publishing a book in 2016 titled Paul Yandell, Second to the Best: A Sideman’s Chronicle—a book about the life and experiences of the Kentucky-born guitar player who became a sideman for Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins. Van Maastricht also published an extensive essay on his website following Jerry Garcia’s death, which featured his reflections on the famed Grateful Dead guitarist, though he noted “Jerry and I, while never ever having bad words, had drifted apart over the years due to vast differences in lifestyles.” Throughout his life, Van Maastricht continued to play, teach, and perform music.Rest in peace, Norm.
60SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson covers consumer financial news for CUInsight.com, offering readers tips on budgeting, setting and achieving financial goals, and developing a healthy relationship with money. She is co-founder of … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details Aw, crap! It’s Valentine’s Day!All of the restaurants are booked. That concert she’s been hinting about for months is sold out. Not even Amazon can save you now.It doesn’t matter if you’ve been working really hard or you’re known for your forgetfulness, Valentine’s Day is a holiday of zero excuses. If you don’t want to spend tonight on the sofa, try to find these last-minute gifts you can snap up on your drive home from work.Veuve Clicquot yellow label champagneThis stuff isn’t cheap, but you can’t afford to pinch pennies today. In fact, because Veuve Clicquot runs about $50 a bottle, there might actually be some left at BevMo, nicer grocery stores or maybe even Costco. Veuve Clicquot tastes delicious, but the secret ingredient is its social media posting power. A photo shot of the label posted on Instagram tells the world, “my Valentine spoils me.” And that’s really all anybody wants on Valentine’s Day.KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand MixerKitchenAid stand mixers are iconic kitchen appliances. If your sweetie watches a lot of cooking shows on TV and doesn’t have one of these, you’re in luck. Yes, they’re pricey – anywhere from $200 to $400 depending upon where you find them and which model you buy. But if you wanted to save money, you would have planned ahead. And like Veuve Clicquot, this gift is fancy enough to brag about on social media. Consider yourself lucky if you can find one at Target, Fry’s Electronics or Kohl’s. Be prepared: they come in several different colors. Which color should you get? If you have no idea, make sure you get a gift receipt.Sunglass Hut gift certificateNothing makes a woman feel more like Beyoncé than a pair of fierce shades. Most people would love to have a pair of expensive designer sunglasses, but would never spoil themselves by spending that kind of money. Which is why this gift is perfect for the clod who forgot today is Valentine’s Day. There are more than 1,500 Sunglass Hut stores in the U.S., so chances are, there’s one within driving distance. When you get there, don’t be a cheapskate. Sunglasses really cost $300? Yes, they do. You know what costs more? A divorce.Whatever you do, don’t swing by the supermarket on the way home and think some raggedy roses and a standard box of candy will cut it. Your Valentine might smile sweetly and say thank you, but when she shares tonight’s details with her friends tomorrow, you’ll get a big fat #fail. If you come home with one of these three gifts, you’ll be #winning instead.
South African officials have dismissed allegations by US investigators that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for Fifa officials to host the 2010 World Cup.There had been a “clean audit report” at the end of the World Cup, a government minister said.A football official added that the bid was run by “men of integrity”, including the late Nelson Mandela.South Africa was the first African nation to host the World Cup.Fifa, the world football governing body, chose it ahead of Morocco.’Don’t panic’The South African government promised to pay $10m to former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner and his co-conspirators in exchange for winning the right to host the tournament, an FBI indictment alleges. The indictment later states that the South Africans “were unable to arrange for the payment to be made directly from government funds” so instead the $10m was sent through Fifa using funds that would otherwise have gone to South Africa to support the World Cup.In the South African government’s first response to the allegation, Jeff Radebe, a minister in the president’s office, said that leading accounting firm Ernest & Young had given South Africa a “clean audit report” at the end of the World Cup.Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said South Africa would ask the US for the indictment through diplomatic channels in order “to establish the basis on which the allegations are being made as this has a potential of tarnishing the name and people of our country globally and put into question the competence of our nation in organising mega events”.The South Africa Football Association (Safa) said the allegation was “baseless” and “untested”.”No need to press any panic button regarding the Fifa 2010 World Cup. Terrible thumb-sucking from individual making those wild allegations,” its spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said in a tweet. Mr Warner said on Wednesday that he was innocent of any charges.He handed himself over to police in his home nation of Trinidad and Tobago and spent the night in prison after delays in processing his $395,000 bail.Fifa announced a provisional ban from football-related activity on 11 of the 14 people who were charged by the US authorities of racketeering, fraud and money laundering.But it said the election on Friday – in which Fifa president Sepp Blatter is seeking a fifth term – would go ahead.Mr Blatter, who has not been named in the investigations, issued a statement on the US case, saying: “Such misconduct has no place in football and we will ensure that those who engage in it are put out of the game.” Swiss prosecutors have also opened a separate investigation into the bidding process for the World Cup tournaments in 2018 in Russia and 2022 in Qatar.Swiss police said they would question 10 Fifa executive committee members who participated in the votes that selected Russia and Qatar in December 2010.