135kg Schoolboy Prop Taniela Tupou scores Hat-trick

first_imgTuesday May 13, 2014 135kg Schoolboy Prop Taniela Tupou scores Hat-trick A 135kg (at least) schoolboy prop scored a hat-trick of tries in a match between Sacred Heart College and Kelston Boys at the weekend. Known as the Tongan Thor, Taniela Tupou celebrated his 18th birthday in style by running in three great tries.ADVERTISEMENTWith unbelievable acceleration and balance for someone his size, the Auckland schoolboy showed that he also has a strong fend and can throw a pretty mean dummy. If he hasn’t already caught the attention of Super Rugby selectors, this is sure to do it.If anyone has any more info on the big guy, where he’s at in terms of career progress etc, please drop us an email or leave a comment below. Thanks Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Amateur , See it to Believe it Related Articles 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down… 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round… 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked… 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 TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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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Al-Wasit journalists get off without prison terms

first_img Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Reporters Without Borders voiced relief today on learning that Al-Wasit editor Ayad al-Tamimi and reporter Ahmed Mutare Abass left a Baghdad court as free men at the end of a libel trial about several articles published last year criticising local police and judicial officials. The court did not impose any jail sentence. ————————————————————————–17.08.2006 Two journalists go on trial while wave of arrests continues in northReporters Without Borders appealed today for clemency in a trial that began yesterday in Baghdad in which Al-Wasit editor Ayad al-Tamimi and reporter Ahmed Mutare Abass face the possibility of long prison terms on charges of libelling the police, judicial and municipal authorities in Al-Kut, southeast of the capital.The trial concerns several articles published last year, including one criticising the judicial system and one about alleged police corruption. Arrested in April 2005 on the orders of the mayor of Kawit, they have already served six-month prison terms imposed by an Al-Kut court.They are now being tried on four counts of violating article 226 of the Iraqi criminal code. The case was finally transferred to a Baghdad court at their request on the grounds that the judges in Al-Kut were biased against them.“The situation of these two journalists reflects the current climate in Iraq, which is not very favourable for the development of a truly independent press,” Reporters Without Borders said.There has been a wave of arrests of journalists since the start of August, especially in the northern Kurdish region where around a dozen journalists covering peaceful demonstrations in the Sulaimaniya area have been arrested and some held for several hours. Cases have been reported of police destroying photographers’ material and an Associated Press correspondent in the region was banned by the authorities from covering protests.Seven other journalists were arrested during a demonstration on 13 August in Sulaimaniya, which is one of the Kurdish region’s most important cities. Two of them were still being held yesterday although it was hoped they would be freed soon following a call from a local journalists’ defence group. Although detained journalists are for the most part being held for only several hours, this still poses a significant obstacle to their work. News RSF_en to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation center_img August 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Wasit journalists get off without prison terms IraqMiddle East – North Africa News December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Up Close and Personal

first_imgThe contestants.In the old days (like two or three years ago), shooting video or still photos of yourself surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, or any other action sport involved more than a little trouble. Special mounts, wide lenses and wired or wireless shutter tripping devices were needed, and you had to figure out how to mount your camera without it getting smashed, dirty or wet.Then along came the first GoPro, a small, helmet-mountable, waterproof camera capable of shooting video and stills. Other manufacturers got in on the game, a floodgate of personal action sports imagery was opened, and you can now document every adventurous move you make.1. GoPro HERO2The camera: GoPro is the company that started it all. The HERO 2 is the third version of GoPro and their best to date. It shoots a variety of video frame rates at wide to medium angles. It also shoots 11MB stills and has the capacity to do bursts of ten frames a second. The camera is small and comes with a waterproof-shockproof housing and a variety of mounts for helmets, kayaks, and bikes.The verdict: I’ve been hooked on GoPros since the first model came out two and a half years ago. The HD version was a quantum leap with sharp, clear video and stills that are actually hi-res enough for publication. The Hero 2 is even better, and it even comes with a menu that a normal person can comprehend (unlike the previous model, which was very user un-friendly if you ever needed to change settings without a newspaper-sized instruction sheet handy). All the video modes look good and crisp, although maybe not quite as sharp as some of the other cameras. Low-light recording is improved as well as the still photo quality. This is the big guy on the block that all the others are trying to match up to. $2992. Contour Roam The camera: Bullet shaped, cool looking, easy to use, mountable, waterproof (up to one-meter submersion) without a special housing.The verdict: It’s good for shooting 1080 HD video with 170-degree coverage at a variety of frame rates. But it has no LCD screen, camera menu, or controls of any kind other than an on-off switch. It does have a laser leveler. To change modes, you have to hook up to a computer and run a program, which is practically insane. Try doing that in the field, on the fly. If you’re only interested in video and want to keep things simple, this might be the camera for you. It comes with a variety of mounts and uses Micro SD cards. $1993. Drift HD170 StealthThe camera: The Drift is similar in shape and size to the Contour and is the only camera with integrated LCD screen for both live monitoring and playback. It shoots 1080, 170-degree video, and stills.The verdict: It’s the sharpest video of the lot, although a bit oversaturated. The Drift has easy menu controls for switching between video and still modes and the built-in screen is small but handy for live viewing and composing. It has a rotating lens, which is pretty cool for level shots no matter what angle the camera is mounted. Still photos are decent, but not as good as the GoPro. It comes with a wireless remote for off-camera triggering. 1/4“ tripod thread is handy too. $1794. Swann Freestyle HDThe camera: This GoPro wannabe looks good out of the box with waterproof housing, wireless remote, detachable LCD screen and an array of Go Pro-like mounts. It shoots 1080 HD (130-degrees) and stills in a variety of resolutions and intervals.The verdict: Swann is a leading maker of security cameras, and the Freestyle HD is a first foray into the action sports market. The camera suffers from a bunch of problems, beginning with inferior optics. The menu controls won’t hold certain settings once powered off. And you need the LCD back to adjust the menu but it won’t fit in the housing. The stills are lousy, owing to a lens that’s not sharp from side to side. Plus the slightly larger housing is even more prone to fogging than the GoPro housing. This could be a good camera if it had a better lens and a re-engineered menu. I’d wait for the second version to see if the bugs get worked out. $279last_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan blasts 17th century

first_imgShikhar Dhawan smashed his fourth century against Australia.Dhawan’s highest individual score in ODIs is against Australia.India last won against Australia in World Cups in 2011. Australia employed the short ball barrage and Dhawan was lucky to get a top edge off a short ball from Coulter-Nile but he was in control of the second short ball when he upper-cut Marcus Stoinis over Alex Carey for a boundary. Both Rohit and Dhawan stitched the highest opening stand in World Cups for India against Australia and he notched up his fifty off just 53 balls.After going past the landmark, Dhawan pounced on Stoinis by smashing two consecutive boundaries and despite losing Rohit for 57, Dhawan continued his aggression. He blasted two fours off legspinner Adam Zampa and got near to his century by getting an under-edge to a short ball from Pat Cummins as he attempted the upper-cut again. The left-hander raced through the 90s by pulling Zampa to the deep square leg fence and he reached the landmark in dramatic fashion.The left-hander pushed a full ball from Marcus Stoinis to the mid-off region and looked for a single but sent Virat Kohi back half-way down the pitch. The fielder scored a direct hit and the ricochet resulted in a single. Dhawan’s knock has put India on course for a score in excess of 300 against Australia. New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan has always reserved his best in major ICC events, be it the Champions Trophy or the World Cup. The left-hander has a wonderful record not only in ICC events but also against five-time champions Australia. In the ICC Cricket World Cup clash at the Kennington Oval, Dhawan showed his brilliance and notched up his 17th century and fourth against Australia as India were in a strong position on Sunday. India chose to bat on a flat deck and both Dhawan and his opening partner Rohit Sharma capitalised on the slowness of the deck and made great progress against a strong bowling unit.Both Dhawan and Rohit started slowly and it was the left-hander who smashed the first boundary of the match when he caressed a full ball from Pat Cummins to the deep extra cover fence. The pressure of the early overs was released when Dhawan slammed three boundaries off Nathan Coulter-Nile in the eighth over. The first boundary was a drive straight down the ground, the second was a cut shot to the deep cover fence while the third was a late-cut to the third man fence. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more

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[VIDEO] Salah and Mane outdoor fresh haircuts as Liverpool begin preseason training in Austria

first_imgPremier League Champions Liverpool have began preparations for next season with a training camp in Austria.Jurgen Klopp’s men are scheduled to play German side Stuttgart and RB Salzburg during their stay.Star forwards Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane sported new looks as the side took part in their morning session on Friday.Salah posted a picture of his new look last month, which went viral.The Egyptian, along with Mane, took part in the training session which was supervised by manager Jurgen Klopp.Roberto Firmino, Virgil Van Dijk and James Milner were all present for the session, including Rhian Brewster, who spent last season on loan at EFL Championship side Swansea.last_img read more

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Record breaker Farah wins fourth successive Great North run

first_imgFarah told the BBC after his season-concluding race: “That was really, really tough. I’m sore everywhere – I’ve never been this sore!“With four miles to go I was just hanging on, gritting my teeth.“As we got closer, I managed to believe in myself and dig, and I was thinking ‘if I can just sit on him (Robertson), at the end I can sprint’.“I’m so pleased with how the season has gone. I’ll go on a little holiday with the missus and then come back fresh.“I’m looking forward to sticky toffee pudding and apple pie!”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Mo Farah won the Great North Run for a record-breaking fourth successive year on Sunday.Farah, a four-time Olympic champion, saw off a determined challenge from New Zealand’s Jake Robertson in the closing stages of the race to finish in a time of one hour and six seconds.The 34-year-old is the first athlete to win the Great North Run four times in a row.He is now level in terms of most victories with Kenya’s Benson Masya, who was champion four times in the 1990s.Farah, who last month finished his glittering track career with a thrilling 5,000m victory at the Diamond League final in Zurich, produced his trademark ‘Mobot’ celebration in Newcastle as he crossed the line.Robertson was six seconds back in second place, with Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa coming third.last_img read more

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Athletics blow 4-0 lead in loss to Detroit Tigers

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s lost an extra-inning game, 5-4, to the Detroit Tigers on Friday. The A’s blew a 4-0 lead.Josh Phegley punched a high fastball the other way for a two-run double in the second inning. The A’s pumped out four runs total that inning on a slew of walks and some iffy Tigers defense.Homer Bailey cruised through six shutout innings, working a splitter and fastball that’s been a consistent combination for the right-hander. Before the seventh inning, he held the Tigers to two …last_img read more

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San Jose Sharks get back one winger, but lose another

first_imgNASHVILLE — One left winger will return to the Sharks’ lineup Tuesday, but another one has to sit out.The Sharks, still looking to earn their first win of the season, get Evander Kane back after a three-game suspension but will be without forward Marcus Sorensen when they face the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.Sorensen is considered day-to-day after he was injured at the 9:23 mark of the second period of Saturday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.Sorensen was near the Ducks net of …last_img read more

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Narada sting case: No video evidence of Mukul Roy accepting money does not prove anything, says arrested IPS officer

first_imgNarada tapes scandal: CBI takes Mirza to Roy’s house for face-to-face questioning Senior IPS officer S.M.H. Mirza, arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Narada sting case on Monday, broke his silence for the first time after the scam surfaced and said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy’s statement that there is no video of him accepting money “does not prove anything”. ”The investigation will prove whether he has taken money or not,” Mr. Mirza told a television channel while being produced before a city court. The court, after hearing counsels representing both CBI and the IPS officer, remanded him to judicial custody till October 15. Also Read BJP leader Mukul Roy appears before CBI in Narada sting video case  Mr. Mirza said that there has been a “confrontation” as both Mr. Mirza and Mr. Roy were made to sit together and questioned by CBI officials. On Sunday, Mr. Mirza was taken to the central Kolkata apartment of Mr. Roy and asked to demonstrate how he handed over the money to Mr. Roy as claimed by him. The process was videographed as well.”Investigation will prove that. That he is not in the video does not prove anything… He (Mr. Roy) is seen speaking over telephone,” Mr. Mirza said when asked by a journalist that Mr. Roy has denied accepting any money from him.  The Narada news videos, shot in 2014 and made public ahead of 2016 Assembly elections in West Bengal, showed senior Trinamool Congress leaders accepting bundles of cash from journalist Mathew Samules who posed as a representative of a fictitious company, Impex Infrastructure. Also Read  In March 2017, a Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court ordered the CBI to take over the Narada case. While Mr. Roy, one of the most influential Trinamool Congress leaders then, is not been seen accepting any cash in the purported videos, he could be heard telling the sting operative, “You talk to Mirza”. Mr. Mirza, who was posted as SP of Bardhaman, is seen accepting bundles of cash in the Narada video.  Mr. Roy was questioned by the CBI on September 28 and September 29. The CBI officers arrived at his residence to recreate how he allegedly handed over the money to Mr Roy.last_img read more

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