New video with rare footage asks if Jonah Lomu could have made it in the NFL

first_imgThursday Jun 25, 2020 New video with rare footage asks if Jonah Lomu could have made it in the NFL Just a few days back footage of young Jonah Lomu tearing it up at schoolboy level emerged, giving us a feeling for how devastating he was from an early age. Now, this latest Rugbypass video asks how he would have done if he had given the NFL a go. ADVERTISEMENTLomu was the sport of rugby’s first global superstar. With that came all sorts of attention, including from NFL scouts, who reportedly made offers to the All Black legend in his prime.Over the weekend a NFL star actually made an outrageous claim, clearly trolling rugby fans, that he could dominate rugby if he gave it a go. That soon got shot down, but how would it look in reverse?There have been a number of rugby players who have given it a go in the NFL. Jared Hayne was one of them, and then recently Christian Wade has had some success in building his name with the Buffalo Bills.But how would Jonah have done? At 6ft5, 118kg and with lethal speed, balance and power, there’s no doubt that he would have had the athletic ability to give it a full go.Whether he became a star or not is another question, but either way, we can be grateful that he didn’t chase the money and instead stuck with rugby, as the sport was all the richer for it.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Two journalists sentenced to six months in prison for defaming Libya’s president Moammar Gadhafi

first_img May 12, 2021 Find out more News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Help by sharing this information News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections November 1, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists sentenced to six months in prison for defaming Libya’s president Moammar Gadhafi Receive email alertscenter_img Organisation News RSF_en May 18, 2021 Find out more Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Follow the news on Algeria News Reporters Without Borders protested that a court in Algiers had acted to protect Algeria’s diplomatic relations with Libya by sentencing two journalists to six months in prison and a fine equivalent to 220 euros after Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi sued them for libel.The court in the eastern city suburb of Hussein-Dey on 31 October 2006 also suspended the daily newspaper Ech-Chourouk for two months and ordered it to pay Gadhafi 500,000 dinars (5,500 euros) in damages.Libya’s diplomatic delegation in Algiers laid a complaint at the start of October against editor Ali Fadil and journalist Naila Berrahal after the paper carried two articles during the summer of 2006 suggesting that the Libyan leader played a part in negotiations with Tuareg tribal leaders to create an independent state.”The disproportion of this sentence illustrates once again the absurdity and subservience of the Algerian justice system. Today, and for the first time, it is being used to serve its diplomatic interests with another country,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “As long as press offences are not decriminalised, the courts will continue to be the instrument of the government. President’s Gadhafi’s touchiness does not stop at the borders of Libya. Not content just to scorn human rights in his own country, the ‘brother leader’ also acts indirectly against the Algerian press.” Defence lawyer, Khaled Bergheul confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that he was planning to appeal as soon as the judge gave his full verdict.“This verdict is very harsh in comparison with the facts of the case,” he added. Under Algerian law the sentence is suspended pending appeal. April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Noonan fears further pain for taxpayers’

first_img Previous articleThreat to future of St Paul’s Nursing HomeNext articleWillie in Wonderland admin House prices could lose half their value, says Goodbody’s THE Government has forced NAMA to use out-of-date, inaccurate information to  overvalue bank loans, according to Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan. Goodbody’s prediction that house prices will end up falling by 50% before levelling  out, he said, spells yet more  trouble  for  NAMA and further pain for taxpayers,  “The  prediction that house prices will lose half their value is desperate news for struggling homeowners.  This  outcome would send thousands more tumbling into negative equity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The  consequences for  NAMA and the taxpayer are equally worrying. NAMA’s so-called  ‘business  plan’ is based on the assumption that property prices will  rise  from  the  levels  of  last November – the reference period for determining  the  current market values of the banks’ toxic developer loans that  NAMA  is  buying.“ But  according  to  Goodbody’s,  house prices have continued to plummet since then and are set to fall by a further 16% in the immediate future”.It was bad enough, continued deputy Noonan, that the taxpayer was being forced to pay far more than current  market  values  for  toxic  developer loans in a tumbling property market on the basis of their ‘long-term economic value.“But making matters even worse is the fact that NAMA is forced by the Government legislation to estimate  this  long-term value using outdated and inaccurate information.“Only last week  the  ESRI  predicted  that  the  Irish  labour force and population would  shrink  in the coming years because of recession-related emigration. This will mean lower demand for property. But in estimating the long-term value  of the property-related assets that it is buying, NAMA is prevented from using economic and demographic projections from beyond last January.  At  that  time, the CSO was still predicting a growing population for Ireland in the coming years”.There were, he continued, certain accountancy rules which require banks to  state  their  asset  value  on the date of audit, and prevent them from predicting a declining market, but that no such constraints applied to NAMA. “The  chances  of NAMA recovering taxpayers’ money, he concluded, seemed slimmer by the day. Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin Emailcenter_img Twitter NewsLocal NewsNoonan fears further pain for taxpayers’By admin – July 22, 2010 507 Print Facebooklast_img read more

Joint Dutch survey on addiction highlights problem gambling behaviours

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Share KSA issues ‘conduct warning’ following covid marketing breaches July 28, 2020 An online survey carried out by the Dutch gambling authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), in collaboration with treatment foundation AGOG has found that half of its respondents spent more than €1,000 each month on gambling. The joint survey considered the responses of 86 people who have signed up with AGOG, which organises weekly meetings for players at risk of problem gambling behaviours. In its research, 223 of AGOG’s members were invited to take part in the survey, however, only 39 per cent responded to the request.While the KSA emphasised that the study sample was not indicative nor representative of the entire AGOG membership, the regulator stated that it was able to draw a number of findings from the survey which can help inform future policies. The report found that those who had experienced problem gambling were more inclined to gamble using gaming terminals, with 67 per cent of respondents saying they took part in this form of gaming.One-third of respondents confirmed that they would take part in gambling activities on average two to three times a week in the year before they sought help, while another third stated that they gambled four to six times a week. A quarter of them gambled daily.The KSA has confirmed that it will use the findings of the survey to gain further insight into gambling behaviours, allowing the regulator to ‘use the results for drawing up the annual market scan and in general for policy development.’Earlier this month, Kansspelautoriteit governance confirmed a six-month delay to the pending legalisation of the country’s online gambling market.Sander Dekker, the Dutch justice minister, informed the Netherlands parliament on the delay, with the Remote Gambling Act (Koa) set to “come into effect” on January 1, 2020 – six months later than previously planned. KSA launches operator tender for problem gambling helpline June 22, 2020 KSA report reveals age verification failings June 29, 2020last_img read more