Savea is among the 23 players attending an All Blacks North Island camp in Auckland, but can he get back into the side? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The camp hosted players who ply their trade for Super Rugby sides, the Auckland Blues, Chiefs, and Wellington Hurricanes. You can see the ridiculously talented list below.Blues: Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, Akira Ioane, Rieko Ioane, Sonny Bill Williams, Matt Duffie.Chiefs: Kane Hames, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown, Nathan Harris.Hurricanes: Jeff To’omaga-Allen, Dane Coles, Vaea Fifita, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Jordie Barrett.The inclusion of Savea is a step forward for him, but question still remains, can he work his way back into the All Blacks? If anyone can do it, the Bus can.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. The Bus: Savea recently got selected to an All Blacks camp (Getty Images) Can Julian Savea Get Back into the All Blacks?A couple of years ago, the thought of Julian Savea not getting into the All Blacks side was unthinkable.But as of right now, this is definitely the case, as he missed the end of year tour in 2017 and has been on the outside looking in for a while now.His record still speaks for itself, 46 tries in 54 Tests for the All Blacks, however, the strength and depth of the New Zealand team means he is up against it if he wants to continue his All Black career.Savea would waltz into any other XV in the world easily, but Rieko Ioane and Waisake Naholo have held down the wings for New Zealand in recent games, and it appears as if coach Steve Hansen believes they are the future.On top of those two incredible talents, you have Ben Smith, Jordie Barrett, Damian McKenzie, and until his injury, Nehe Milner-Skudder, who would take up the back three positions. All four of those guys can play in any position in the back-three. Barrett and McKenzie can probably play any position in the back-line which is perhaps why they are getting picked and not Savea, he is possibly too one-dimensional.Beast: Savea’s try scoring record for the All Blacks is immense (Getty Images)Despite this, there is reason to be optimistic if you are Savea as he was recently invited to a North Island All Blacks camp.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Melanie May | 14 May 2019 | News Tagged with: Access Group Technology “We are confident that Access is the right partner to join forces with to take Joyful to the next level. We’re excited to be able to provide integrated CRM and website functionality together with sophisticated online marketing tools.”Access also recently announced the launch of Access Workspace, a platform for connected and collaborative working that brings together all departments across a not-for-profit business, from fundraising, volunteers, finance, HR, IT and compliance. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Photo by Hitarth Jadhav from Pexels 437 total views, 2 views today The Access Group, which last year acquired Rapidata, has announced the new acquisition of Joyful, the supplier of not-for-profit donor and member attraction website software.Since its launch ten years ago, Joyful has helped 900 customers across Europe and Australia to create a digital presence, raise tens of millions of pounds and make more impact. Joyful is also a Google Ad Grant partner in the UK and has built a Google Ads Marketing tool using the machine learning capabilities that helps to magnify charity reach and engagement.Chris Bayne, CEO of Access, commented:“The addition of Joyful further strengthens our not-for-profit suite and our overall presence in this market. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Joyful’s customers over coming months and years, while further supporting them to serve their chosen causes.”Tom Latchford, CEO and founder of Joyful said: Advertisement 438 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Access Group acquires Joyful to enhance charity & membership suite read more
Chicano Batman has shared their concert plans for the coming months with a brief run of spring tour dates announced on Tuesday. The increasingly popular rock band from the Los Angeles area will head out on a 10-date run starting with their scheduled appearance at M3F Festival in Phoenix on March 2nd and continuing from coast-to-coast before wrapping in early May.Their main run of headlining shows picks up on April 25th with a performance at the Arcata Community Center in Arcata, CA, followed by scheduled stops along the western U.S. including the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA (4/26); The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA (4/27); and the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, CA on April 28th. From there, the band will head east for more shows at Crowbar in Tampa, FL (5/3); Soundbar in Orlando, FL (5/4); Hollywood Artspark Amphitheatre in Hollywood, FL (5/5); the Pour House in Charleston, SC (5/7); Salvage Station in Asheville, NC (5/9); and their tour-closing performance at Baltimore, MD’s Ram’s Head Live (5/11). The band will be joined throughout the first four dates of the tour by Brainstory.Chicano Batman has spent the last few years touring heavily in the continuing promotion of their 2017 studio album, Freedom Is Free. You may have even seen them performing their cover of “This Land Is Your Land” in those entertaining Johnny Walker commercials.Tickets to the newly-added spring tour shows will go on sale starting this Friday, February 8th at 12 p.m. EST. Fans can head over to the band’s website for tickets and info.Chicano Batman Spring Tour DatesMarch 2 – Phoenix, AZ – M3F FestivalApril 25 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Community CenterApril 26 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic TheatreApril 27 – Santa Cruz, CA – The CatalystApril 28 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont TheaterMay 3 – Tampa, FL – CrowbarMay 4 – Orlando, FL – SoundbarMay 5 – Hollywood, FL – Hollywood ArtsPark AmphitheaterMay 7 – Charleston, SC – Pour HouseMay 9 – Asheville, NC – Salvage StationMay 11 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head LiveView All Spring Tour Dates read more
Google Adds to Wind Deals With New Contracts in Iowa, Oklahoma, and South Dakota FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:Google, the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy, is buying even more — 536 megawatts of wind power from four different power plants.The Alphabet Inc. unit agreed to buy 196 megawatts of wind power from two Avangrid Inc. power plants under development in South Dakota, according to a statement Thursday. It also agreed to buy 200 megawatts of wind power from an EDF Renewable Energy project in Iowa, according to a separate statement Thursday. And it agreed to buy 140 megawatts of wind power from an Oklahoma wind project built by Enel SpA. Terms of the deals weren’t disclosed.Google has now signed enough renewables deals to match all of its energy needs this year, though not all the projects are currently operational. The company has agreed to buy 2,397 megawatts of clean power in the U.S. — and 3,186 megawatts overall, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Amazon.com Inc. is the second biggest corporate buyer, with 1,219 megawatts, all in the U.S.Its “electricity consumption is considerable, but for them to meet that already by buying renewable energy is a huge achievement,” Kyle Harrison, a New York-based analyst at BNEF, said in an interview Thursday. “Google is buying renewable energy across three continents, and has paved the way for dozens of other companies.”In the Avangrid deals, Google will buy the output from the Coyote Ridge and Tatanka Ridge wind projects. They each have 98 megawatts of capacity and combined will produce enough electricity to power more than 50,000 homes. EDF’s Glaciers Edge Wind Project in Cherokee County is expected to be operational in December 2019. Enel’s 300-megawatt Red Dirt wind farm in Kingfisher and Logan counties will go into service by early next year.Google, Biggest Corporate Buyer of Clean Power, Is Buying More read more
Topics : Among other recommendations, the report urges the Education Ministry and Culture Ministry and local education agencies to make interventions to support teachers and to prevent inequalities in education from widening.A similar survey by the education ministry found that most schools in Indonesia, or 97.6 percent of schools surveyed, have moved to remote learning during the pandemic. The survey, however, also found that distance learning has reduced teacher-student interactions significantly.“During the pandemic, interaction between teachers and students has decreased. Students are only engaged in learning activities around two to four days a week, and for less than two hours a day,” Iwan Syahri, the ministry’s director general for teachers and educational staff, said.Iwan said the COVID-19 outbreak had challenged every teacher in Indonesia to adapt and find new ways to teach their students. The ministry, he said, had launched a website called Guru Berbagi to provide a space for teachers to share teaching methods and learning materials they have used during pandemic – either for online classes or in combination with online and offline classes. “There are many ways to improve the learning process […] because we cannot wait until we reach the ideal internet connectivity rate [nationwide],” he said.A 2018 Indonesian Internet Providers Association (APJII) survey showed that although 64.8 percent of the Indonesian population was connected to the internet, these numbers were centralized in Java.Read also: Teachers go extra mile to teach students as schools remain closedIwan said the ministry would soon launch an “adaptive curriculum”, which will be tailored to the needs of teaching and learning activities during pandemic.“We have to adjust our expectations [toward education]. This [health] emergency is not only about how we shift to using new tools for learning,” he said.Several community groups across the country, meanwhile, have taken the initiative to help students from economically disadvantaged families access online classes.One such group is Wartawan Lintas Media (Journalists Across Media), which was established by journalists from various media outlets in Jakarta. The group’s latest project encourages people to donate old but still functioning smartphones to help students with no access to technology during the pandemic. The group is also collecting donations for mobile data plans.Group member Agnes Theodora Wolkh Wagunu said the idea came when the group members were distributing aid, mostly food supplies, to low-income families in Jakarta in the early days of the pandemic. They often found that children from these families could not access online classes because their parents did not have devices for their children to use.The group is also raising funds on crowdfunding platform Kitabisa.Agnes said some people from other provinces had also reached out to the group for input on how to start similar campaigns in their regions.“It will take a long time if we rely on the government – because of its bureaucracy. Not to mention that [intervention] also requires political will; and the government probably already has too much on its plate as well. So, now we are doing what we can to help others,” Agnes said.Read also: Teacher recruitment needs better quality, equality: IGIIn Yogyakarta, an initiative called BisaBelajar has been collecting donations for mobile data plans for students from low-income families.The group found that the parents of many students who struggled to participate in online classes were low-skilled subcontract workers or tourism workers, a sector that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.Hasnaa Naila, the initiator of the movement, said it started collecting its first batch of donations in April to help elementary and secondary school students in Yogyakarta who required internet access to prepare for the semester’s final exams.In the first round of fundraising from May to June, BisaBelajar collected around Rp 5.2 million ($354), which it used to pay for mobile data plans for 160 students in Yogyakarta. The group will continue raising funds until students return to school.“We understand that internet connectivity is not the only problem […]. We continue looking for what else we can do to help,” said Naila, who graduated from a university in Yogyakarta in February. “At the end of the day, we are doing the best we can to help.”Editor’s note: Updated to correct details of fundraising efforts For the past four months, more than 60 million students across the nation have been forced to study from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. But online learning presents new obstacles, particularly with uneven access to technology and inadequate online teaching methods, and concern is now growing that remote learning could worsen inequalities in education.A survey launched on Thursday by the SMERU Research Institute showed that while teachers in major cities in Java had proper facilities to teach their students online, teachers in villages, especially outside Java, have needed to visit their students’ homes to give and collect homework because of a lack of access to the internet and digital devices.“Students [without access to technology] are mostly state school students in villages, especially outside Java. They are prone to experiencing losses in education,” Florischa Ayu Tresnatri, a researcher at SMERU, said in a public discussion Thursday. read more