Sergio Parisse closing in on 100 Test losses

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sergio Parisse closing in on 100 Test lossesIf Italy captain Sergio Parisse loses his next Test, against Scotland on Saturday, he will have lost 100 international matches.The 34-year-old No 8 already holds the record for Test match losses. He has lost three times as many matches as he has played for the Azzurri, with 33 wins to his name, alongside the 99 losses (and a draw against Wales). No matter the result this weekend, Italy will take the Wooden Spoon for this year’s Six Nations. However a win would not only freeze Parisse on 99 losses, but also avoid a tournament whitewash.Related: What is the Wooden Spoon?Although Parisse is already considered one of the all-time great No 8, the Stade Francais back-rower has always been up against it. His record may also suffer due to the sheer volume of international matches he has played in, with 133 games to his name. He is now fifth on the list of most-capped players ever.Happy memory: Parisse after defeating Scotland in Edinburgh in 2015His first ever Tests outing was against the All Blacks – a team he has faced seven times, losing every time. He has never overcome England in his 14 attempts, or Australia in any of the ten times he has met them. No stranger to kicking: Parisse can put boot to ballCuriously, Parisse has never scored a try against Scotland. He has scored 15 Test tries in his career and he has scored against all of the other Six Nations sides. We cannot forget that scored a drop-goal against them, knocking the kick over in the 21st minute of the 26-6 loss in Edinburgh, in 2009. Perhaps he is overdue a try against them…Italy’s final outing of the 2018 Six Nations takes place against Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico, with kick-off at 12:30pm on Saturday 17 March. Holding nothing back: Proud Parisse talks to his defence against France He has defeated South Africa, leading his team to that stunning 20-18 victory in Florence, in 2016. And who can forget the 22-15 win over Ireland, in Rome, back in 2013 (even if Parisse was yellow carded in that encounter)? He has also famously defeated France twice, and Wales once.Related: The Six Nations tableFiji, Samoa, Tonga, USA, Russia, Japan, Argentina, Portugal, Romania, Georgia, Canada and Spain have all fallen to him.So what about Scotland? Well the good news is that Parisse has faced the Scots 17 times and won five times – and only three of those were at home, showing that fear factor is not an issue.last_img read more

DMV Expands Online Services with Commercial Driver’s License Renewals

first_img More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The California Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering commercial driver’s license renewals online with the launch of the newest service on the DMV website. Eligible commercial drivers can now avoid a trip to a DMV office by renewing their license at a commercial driver’s license previously required a visit to a DMV office. The DMV processes an average of 170,000 commercial license renewals every year. While most commercial drivers can now renew their driver’s license online, those who are required to take a test or who do not have a clean driver record are not eligible to renew online and must come to a field office to renew their license.“This new online service is one more way we are making it easier on the commercial drivers who move essential goods throughout the state,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said.The DMV has offered online renewals for eligible noncommercial driver’s licenses for many years, but the additional requirements for commercial drivers had made an office visit necessary for those license renewals. Thanks to its ongoing modernization efforts, the DMV now has the technological capability to complete the transaction without an in-person visit. Eligible commercial drivers can upload the necessary documents, pay the required fee by credit or debit card, and then receive their new card within a few weeks.Offering online renewals is the latest innovation to help California’s commercial drivers. In the past few months, the DMV began offering new online options for commercial drivers to submit medical certificate updates and request a free temporary paper extension for an expiring license. The DMV also recently launched motor carrier permit renewals online – streamlining the process to shorten the time thousands of California businesses must wait to receive their new permits, which are required for numerous transportation and commercial activities in California.The DMV continues to recommend that customers use its online services, expanded virtual services and other service channels to complete transactions, including eligible driver license and vehicle registration renewals. Customers can use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to learn their options to complete DMV tasks. Community News DMV Expands Online Services with Commercial Driver’s License Renewals Latest digital option for transactions that previously required an office visit STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 12:18 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Croatia – The land of wine. What are Dalmatia and Istria without vineyards?

first_imgOne hundred years ago, the main source of life on my home island of Hvar and Dalmatia was wine.Almost every house had its own wine cellar TAVERN as a small winery and wine warehouse. The quality of both red and white grape varieties was top notch. Plavac Mali, Teran, Crljenak, Debit, Graševina, Pošip, Maraština, Bogdanuša, are just some of the many indigenous Croatian varieties of wine that have flourished throughout the country.It was customary to have a jug full of wine on the table in front of each house as a sign of hospitality and friendship. Wine was consumed in bulk at all public events and parties. The bunch, vine, vineyard or wine were imprinted in many emblems, stories, songs, as a kind of sign of recognition. Thanks to people like Miljenko Grgić, Croatia has played a significant role in creating world wine history.Wines Tomić, Jelsa, HvarWine is mentioned in the verses of the Croatian national anthem “Our Beautiful Homeland” written by Antun Mihanović. There is no doubt that Croatia is a wine country or a wine country. Nowadays, we are facing a serious influence and expansion of beer culture, which, aided by strong marketing activities, is increasingly influencing the creation of new trends to which the psychology of the masses is subject. We are surrounded by beer commercials in all possible events, especially sports ones, so it is unthinkable to watch a football match without beer.Of course, this is not about the intention of obstructing beer culture or enjoying drinking beer. The choice is necessary and necessary, as well as some kind of competition. But there is a need to ask some questions: Why do we so quickly give up what we are and become what we are not? Why are we losing the power of the traditional national historical story? Croatia is a tourist country. We should invest a lot in creating recognition in all aspects. Wine recognition is certainly one of the key aspects that should be worked on a lot and has great potential.There are many tourists in the world who would like to come to Croatia and get to know our history, tradition, gastronomy and listen to our unique stories. The wine story is one of those infinite ones, with so many dimensions, the most important of which is the human one; human contact with nature. Leaving our wine production we strongly influence nature and landscape change.What are Dalmatia and Istria without vineyards? Our UNESCO protected area “Starogradsko polje” which was founded by the ancient Greeks 2400 years ago had the primary role of a vineyard.Without wine production we put it in danger of disappearing and losing that primary role; be a vineyard. There are many arguments that cannot be stated in this small article, but let this be some starting point or initiation of conversations and reflections on the need for change in the Croatian wine scene.Croatian national jersey with red and white squares, our chessboard, has become our best national brand. Let our red and white wines be a kind of chessboard and let the whole world know that Croatia is a land of wine.Published by: Miki Bratanić Originally published in English on the portal Croatia Week.Related news:CUSTOMS, TRADITION, HERITAGE, RECOGNITION – WE LEARN ABOUT USWINE LAW IN PUBLIC DEBATENIKOLA BENVENUTI, VINISTRA: ISTRIAN WINERS HAVE LONG RECOGNIZED THE STRENGTH OF THE BRAND, THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND ASSOCIATION FOR POSITIONING ON THE WINE MAP OF THE WORLDSAŠA ŠPIRANEC: WINERS MUST BE ORGANIZED IN FOUR GREAT ASSOCIATIONS: SLAVONIA, DALMATIA, ISTRIA AND KVARNER, AND HILLY CROATIAlast_img read more

Run of sales cements Mermaid Waters as hotspot

first_img386 Rio Vista Blvd, Mermaid Waters sold under the hammer for $692,000.MERMAID Waters continues its dominance as a hotspot with a flurry of sales in the past week.During the weekend, a renovator at 386 Rio Vista Blvd sold under the hammer for $692,000. 4 Sequana Ave, Mermaid Waters sold for $1.15 million.He said buyers prepared to spend more than $1 million in the suburb were looking for quality homes and not just waterfront blocks.“We’ve sold three homes on dry blocks in the past two months for more than $1.1 million,” Mr Palmer said.“They’re big prices and we would never have seen those prices two to three years ago.” • MORE NEWS: EPIC RENO TRANSFORMS GOLD COAST HOME • MORE NEWS: TOP FIVE FIREPLACES ON THE GOLD COAST THIS WINTER • MORE NEWS: MEGA MANSION SELLS FOR $11 MILLION 24 Cadence Ave, Mermaid Waters is going to auction in August.He said another perk of Mermaid Waters was its underground power.“Because the suburb was developed that little bit later, all the power runs underground,” he said. “People often don’t realise but it’s more modern because of that.” This Mermaid Waters home at 386 Rio Vista Blvd is ripe for renovation.Mr Palmer said the appeal of the property as in large part to its position as an entry-level home in Mermaid Waters.The house is on a 791sq m corner block with two street frontages — and is ripe for renovation. Another Mermaid Waters property, a modern five-bedroom house at 4 Sequana Ave, was snapped up for $1.15 million days before its scheduled weekend auction. 4 Sequana Ave, Mermaid Waters sold prior to auction.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoNo expense was spared in the design and build of the home with a clever combination of wood and stone used throughout.“The buyers were worried about competition on auction day and wanted to secure it beforehand,” Mr Palmer said.“They put in a knockout price prior to auction.” 386 Rio Vista Blvd, Mermaid Waters was snapped up at auction by a family from Pimpama.A crowd of about 60 people including 12 registered bidders attended the auction on Saturday.“Bidding began at $550,000 and quickly got up to $650,000,” said Mitch Palmer, principal and auctioneer of Ray White Mermaid Waters.“Then it came down to three bidders in the end.“A young family from Pimpama ended up securing the home.” Ray White Mermaid Waters principal and auctioneer Mitch Palmer predicts Mermaid Waters’ popularity to remain.Mr Palmer predicted Mermaid Waters, which has a house median value of $867,500, to continue its dominance. “A few months ago I predicted its popularity would continue as its median sale price is much lower than the surrounding suburbs of Broadbeach Waters and Clear Island Waters,” he said.“People look at Broadbeach Waters and realise they could be living the same lifestyle 2km down the road at a cheaper price.“It’s the proximity to amenities, the proximity to cafes and restaurants and proximity to shopping centres. I think we can expect its popularity to remain.”last_img read more

Super Eagles defender open to Bundesliga return

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Inventions That Make Our Lives Much EasierTop 8 Best Looking US First Ladies EverBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts Super Eagles and Brighton defender, Leon Balogun, has refused to rule out a return to the German Bundesliga. Brighton defender Leon Balogun (middle) The future of the central defender will be the subject of speculation in the coming weeks as his contract with Brighton runs out at the end of next month. “Germany is my home, I would always think about it,” Balogun said to Kicker. “I’m still fit. Even if I turn 32 in summer, I still have a few years in my legs. I would also like to continue the experience of England, but the bottom line is that it is nowhere like at home.”Advertisement Loading… center_img Balogun spent this on loan with Wigan Athletic. The former Mainz, Werder Bremen and Fortuna Dusseldorf man has enjoyed a new lease of life since moving to the Latics, leading to his recall to the Super Eagles for their postponed Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. read also:Leon Balogun: My Super Eagles’ recall special Balogun also lists Hertha BSC, FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf, Türkiyemspor Berlin, Hannover 96 and Darmstadt 98 among his previous clubs in Germany. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Jamaicans being turned back at Texas Airport

first_imgJamaican officials are concerned about a reported increase in the number of Jamaicans who have recently been refused entry at a Texas, United States airport.Jamaica’s Consul General for Miami, Franz Hall, has cited that a number of Jamaicans who arrived at the Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, have been denied entry to the US, and had their visas cancelled.Speaking on Friday on ‘Both Sides of the Story’, which is aired on Power 106 FM in Jamaica, Hall said Jamaican authorities are troubled by the development.He conceded that immigration officials in any foreign country have the right to determine who they allow into the respective countries. However, he said Jamaica also has a responsibility to ensure that its citizens are treated fairly when they travel abroad.Earlier this month, a Jamaican woman, Veronica Gaubault, complained about treatment she reportedly received at the Hobby Airport.Gaubault said US border and customs personnel confiscated and inspected her cell phone, along with a tablet computer and other personal belongings.She reported being held in custody for a period of four hours, and that her US visa was revoked before she was sent back to Jamaica.The concern among Jamaican officials relating to increased scrutiny at US airports followed the recent issuance of expanded powers to US border and customs personnel by President Donald Trump.last_img read more

Kwesi Appiah explains why he is quitting football; says he doesn’t want to die poor

first_imgFormer Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has stated that he is no longer interested in continuing a career in football and is now focusing his energy on other ventures.The 60 year old former Ghana captain left his last role with the Black Stars following the expiration of his contract in December 2019.While Appiah did not give enough details at first about why he was quitting football, he has now opened up about his decision.“I’m not interested in talking about any football issues for now. I don’t know, maybe tomorrow I will change my mind but for now I’m not interested”, Appiah said.Explaining his decision, Kwasi Appiah stressed that many past footballers would have been living in destitute if they depended solely on football.“Most of the old players are blind now; some can’t even walk while some are really struggling for a living.So if they had concentrated only on football, that would have been their end.So do they (referring to those who have issues with his decision) want my ending to be like such people?If I’m taken out of the Black Stars won’t I do other businesses?My concentration is on other businesses I do. My concentration is not on football for now”, he explained.He also hinted that he believes most footballers who are struggling or do struggle to make ends meet because they did not diversify their investments.“Our footballers, I’m not saying they did not do well but at the end of the day if during their playing days, started other businesses with part of the money they made from playing, like by now they wouldn’t be looking up to football earnings alone.So in everything you do if you rely on only one job, one day you can be sacked or the job can fade, then what becomes of you?So I was talking in relation to, you don’t depend on one job, me I have never depended on one job, so if you leave one place then you look at the other side too”, he stressed.last_img read more

We are sorry for the disgrace – Satellites skipper Owusu Bempah

first_imgBlack Satellites captain, Owusu Bempah has admitted they let the nation down with their performance in the Fifa Under 20 World Cup in New Zealand.The Satellites were thrashed by Mali three goals to nothing in Wellington in the early hours of Wednesday.The result saw the team crash out of the tournament in the round of 16 stage. The result is seen as considerable retrogression by this team as the teams of 2009 and 2013 made it to the medal zone of the competition.The defender admits their performance was below par. “We will have to apologize to Ghanaians with our performance because we did not meet the expectations,” Bempah said“We kept in all that we had but sometimes football is that way. When we look at the performance it was not the level that was expected of us.”Owusu Bempah started the first game against Austria but lost his place in the team to Kingsley Fobi in the remaining games of the tournament. –last_img read more

Marking 80 Years, Red Bank Library Opens History Room

first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK — Libraries are more than books. And that is especially true of Red Bank’s 80-year-old public lending library, which offers a slice of history with its books and other material.“Every library has books,” Elizabeth McDermott, the library’s director, observed last Saturday. “But we’re the only library that has a Red Bank history collection.”Red Bank Public Library assistant Claire Phelps joins in the library’s celebrating its 80th anniversary last Saturday making buttons of children’s artwork.And that collection is once again available for the public’s viewing.McDermott was joined on May 20 by numerous community residents, elected officials and library representatives in offering their support and congratulations to the library as it celebrated its eighth decade as the Eisner Memorial Public Library and the reopening of its historical collections to the public.The day was marked by celebration and activities that included “a birthday bash for kids,” with cake and the announcements of the winners of the town-wide bookmark contest for school-age children; establishing a teen time capsule, intended to be opened in 2037; and a guided tour of the borough’s historic sites. And the day’s highlight concerned the reopening of the local history room that was honored by proclamations from the Borough Council, the state Senate and Assembly and the county freeholders.The history room’s opening “allows us to show our passion for all things Red Bank,” McDermott noted.The purpose of the room, according to its mission, is to collect, maintain and preserve materials of local history for the benefit of historians, library patrons and the greater public. The emphasis is on history pertaining to Red Bank and communities in the vicinity, the county and the state and the Eisner family, whose former home now houses the library at 84 West Front St.The library was forced to close its museum area and history room in 2014 when hit with financial difficulties. Those difficulties resulted in the loss of staff and the cutback in operating hours, McDermott recalled. But the library’s Board of Trustees’ 2016 strategic plan, working with the Borough Council, was able to restore some staffing, hours and the availability of the historical resources to the public.Red Bank has had a long and storied history, said Eileen Moon, journalist, former managing editor of The Two River Times, and author of the book “Legendary Locals of Red Bank.” Beginning as a riverfront respite for the Native American nomadic tribe that traveled through the area for thousands of years, the community evolved into a commerce and distribution hub, with merchants using the Naveink River as a way to transport oysters—which were terribly profitable—and other items to New York City in the 18th century, according Moon. Moon also noted the trip back then, from what was then called Shrewsbury Dock to New York City, took 13 days by schooner.George Bowden, a former member of the Red Bank Historic Preservation Commission, joins library assistant Katey O’Connell-Strollo, for the reopening of the Red Bank Public Library’s local history room.In the late 19th century, Mayor Pasquale Menna told how Sigmund Eisner moved to the borough “with nothing” at the age of 21. “He bought a sewing machine and opened a business on Broad Street,” Menna said, from which the Eisner family established a home at 84 West Front St. and Sigmund eventually opened his uniform factory at what is now the Galleria commercial complex on Bridge Avenue. At its height, Menna said the factory employed more than 5,000 people. In 1937, the Eisners donated the family home to the borough, to be used as a library, and established a trust to care for the building, in honor of the by-then late patriarch.And now, “We’re sitting amidst history,” Menna said.“The library is here and will continue,” thanks to the Eisners’ generosity and due to the work of the library’s staff, Menna maintained. “Their legacy continues.”In 1878, a group of local women established the Mutual Library Association, through private donor funds. The association collected and lent books out of private homes. A little later the library found a home, using a building on the east side of Broad Street, later the site of Clayton and Magee’s clothing store. In 1890, the library was officially incorporated as the Red Bank Library Company.This article was first published in the May 25-June 1, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

4-time Asian champion runner tests positive for steroid

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – In this Friday, May 9, 2014 file photo, Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain gestures after winning the 400m hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League in the Qatari capital Doha. Four-time Asian Games champion Kemi Adekoya has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. The Athletics Integrity Unit says a “notice of allegation” was sent to Adekoya. She is a Nigerian-born runner who switched allegiance to Bahrain. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)MONACO — Four-time Asian Games champion Kemi Adekoya has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.The Athletics Integrity Unit said Monday a “notice of allegation” was sent to Adekoya, a Nigerian-born runner who switched allegiance to Bahrain.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES The AIU said on its website the 25-year-old Adekoya tested positive for stanozolol — the steroid sprinter Ben Johnson used at the 1988 Seoul Olympics — in November.Last August at the Asian Games, she took gold in the 400-meter hurdles and 4×400 mixed relay.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAdekoya switched to Bahrain before the 2014 Asian Games and won the 400 and 400 hurdles. In 2016, she was world indoor champion in the 400, and competed in the 400 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Also Monday, the AIU imposed a two-year ban on Kenyan distance runner Lucy Kabuu for a positive test for morphine. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 awardcenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Coming in cold, Rafael Nadal finds form quickly at Australian Open Kabuu had her results stripped from April to August, including victory at the Milan Marathon, and is banned through July 2020.She still ranks in the top-30 all-time list in women’s marathon for a winning run in Dubai in 2012. A 10,000-meter specialist on the track, Kabuu was the 2006 Commonwealth Games champion and represented Kenya at the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics, placing fifth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more