City Moves for 15 August – Who’s switching jobs?

first_imgThursday 15 August 2019 12:11 am City Moves for 15 August – Who’s switching jobs at Moss Bross, Mullenlowe Group and Quinn Emanuel? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeStuff AnsweredBest Mattress Deals for Seniors 2020Stuff AnsweredWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski Loves These ShoesWolf & ShepherdBill CruncherArizona Drivers With No DUI’s Getting A Pay Day This Month (Check If You Qualify)Bill CruncherUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarSenior Cars | Search AdsThe Best SUVs for Seniors (The Price Might Surprise You)Senior Cars | Search AdsGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber Blinds Moss Bros Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Today’s City Moves includes Moss Bross, Mullenlowe Group and Quinn Emanuel. Men’s tailoring giant Moss Bros has appointed Avis Darzins (pictured) as a non-executive director, effective 1 September 2019. Moss Bros has announ­ced also that Maurice Helfgott, in line with good corporate governance following nine years’ service, will no longer be senior independent non-executive director from 1 October 2019, when the role will be handed over to non-executive director Alex Gersh. Maurice will stay on the board until the annual general meeting in May 2020. Avis joins from Accenture, where she was for eight years as a partner focusing on the retail and consumer products sector. She delivered successful engagement with many well-known national and international brands such as Gap, where she delivered the infrastructure to enable it to launch its Banana Republic brand on to the UK high street. While also at Accenture she led numerous projects for Sainsbury’s, including shaping and leading the first phase of a performance improvement programme focused on delivering the customer promise in the retailer’s top 50 stores. Avis also founded her own management consulting practice in 2013 following four years as director of business transformation at British media and telecoms corporation Sky. Main image credit: Getty Sharecenter_img Danny Donovan has been appointed UK chief executive of Mullenlowe Mediahub – the global plan­ning and buying arm of marketing commun­ications network Mullenlowe Group. Starting 1 November, Danny will oversee the UK Mediahub team, which specialises in challenger brands and reinventing how to reach consumers. He will form part of the global leadership team and work closely with John Moore, global president of Mediahub, and Jeremy Hine, the chief of Mullenlowe Group UK. Danny has a career spanning 30 years in media agencies. Most recently, Danny spent almost nine years in the Mediacom UK leadership team, and has numerous awards to his name including those for IPA and Cannes. whatsapp Mark McNeill will be joining Quinn Emanuel as a part­ner in the business ligation and arbitration firm’s New York office. For two decades, Mark has represen­ted firms and states in num­erous commercial and invest­ment treaty arbitrations on issues such as in­t­el­lectual property, technology, nuclear constr­uct­ion, pharma­ceuticals, oil and gas, taxation, mining and ins­urance. Mark joins from Shearman & Sterling in London, where he was a part of the internat­io­nal arbitration practice. Before joining Shearman & Sterl­ing, Mark was an attorney-adviser in the office of the legal adviser of the US Department of State, where he rep­r­es­ented the US in investor-state arbitrations under the investment chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mullenlowe Group UK whatsapp City MovesSend your appointments to [email protected] last_img read more

Two Laois businesses gearing up for Indie Beer Week

first_img The annual week long event hosted by the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland will start on Wednesday 22nd May and celebrate local independent breweries like 12 Acres Brewing and Ballykilcavan Brewery.The Independent Irish Craft Beer symbol will also be unveiled by the association during this year’s event.Ireland’s network of Independent Craft Breweries will host their annual Indie Beer Week (Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th May 2019) during which 12 Acres Brewing and Ballykilcavan Brewery will be celebrating the best of independent Laois beer.The centerpiece of this year’s celebration will be the launch of the symbol to distinguish genuinely independent craft beers from mass-produced global beer brands available in the hugely competitive marketplace today.The Independent Craft Brewers, which is made up of over 30 microbreweries, will host a week-long series of nationwide celebrations including events in Laois.This year’s Indie Beer Week will feature a weeklong nationwide celebration of truly independent Irish brewing.12 Acres Brewing and Ballykilcavan Brewery will involve their local pubs, restaurants or off-licences for tastings, live music and local food to highlight their dynamic range of truly unique and genuine beers.Some breweries will open to the public and welcome their community for tours and tastings. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook Two Laois businesses gearing up for Indie Beer Week GAA GAA Pinterest WhatsApp By Nathan Little – 3rd May 2019 Facebook Twittercenter_img Twitter TAGSIndie Beer Week This year is the third annual Indie Beer Week Festival which has grown dramatically in support from the network of Independent Craft Breweries across Ireland and the public seeking new genuine beers.SEE ALSO – Laois teenager sacrificing hundreds of euro and a school trip to Italy to play for her county this weekend Home News Two Laois businesses gearing up for Indie Beer Week News Pinterest Previous articlePortlaoise Hospital is “being undermined by Government inaction”Next articleConroy’s Republic of Ireland come away with two wins out of three in UEFA tournament in Israel Nathan Little GAA WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Many N. Koreans working in China are still in limbo

first_img North Koreans working at restaurants and factories in China are worried about getting paid, despite the fact that many food joints and manufacturers are restarting operations, Daily NK has learned.Daily NK sources confirmed on Apr. 1 that Chinese factories in Liaoning and Jilin provinces that employ North Korean workers have reopened. The factories, however, are suffering from financial difficulties because they are unable to sell their goods or obtain raw materials for production. WAGE WORRIESMost of these factories produce clothes or seafood products and predominantly employ North Koreans. Clothing factories in Dandong that employ North Korean workers, for example, reportedly sell most of their products overseas to places like South Korea, Japan, the US and Europe, rather than the Chinese market. The COVID-19 situation has left many of the factories unable to either produce or export their goods normally. “North Korean workers in these factories recently began to work again after a hiatus of one to two months, during which they were not paid any wages. But the factory profits have gone down so much that it’s likely that they might not get properly paid even though they’re working,” one source told Daily NK. Factories with North Korean workers as well as North Korean restaurants in Tumen, Hunchun and Kaishantunzhen in the Yanbian region of China have also reopened but are reportedly facing similar financial difficulties. Once again the concern is that the North Koreans working in these factories and restaurants may not be properly compensated.Daily NK reported last week that seafood processing factories in Hunchun have been unable to acquire raw materials to produce their goods. Workers at the factories are reportedly still out of work. North Korean workers at Chinese factories reportedly earn a monthly wage that ranges from RMB 2,000–2,500 (approximately USD 282 – USD 352) on the low end to RMB 3,000 (around USD 422) on the high end. A North Korean restaurant worker in Liaoning Province told Daily NK that there are not as many Chinese heading out to eat anymore and that this has caused a “significant” fall in profits. “Officials are sending workers to restaurants that need helping hands and provide compensation,” she said, adding, “Some restaurants give out tasks to workers that they can do at home at night.”PAYMENTS INTO LOYALTY FUND CONTINUEThe workers are required to pay about half of their earnings to the North Korean government’s “loyalty fund.” Ultimately, if workers fail to receive their wages, the North Korean government has trouble collecting money for the fund. “Workers at factories and restaurants in China thought they could start earning money again now that the coronavirus outbreak seems to be calming down,” a North Korean trader told Daily NK. “They’re finding it’s harder to earn money than before. They still have to pay the same amount into the loyalty fund,” he said, adding, “Officials responsible for collecting and sending these payments back to the regime are in a panic. Some workers are finding night-time work to do so they can make ends meet.” *Translated by Violet KimPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean By Ha Yoon Ah – 2020.04.06 8:54am Facebook Twitter News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% TAGSforeign currency-earningfactoriesrestaurantschinaproduction SHAREcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News Many N. Koreans working in China are still in limbo North Korean workers in the country are still forced to pay up to half of their wages to the regime’s “loyalty fund” AvatarHa Yoon AhHa Yoon Ah is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] NewsHeadlinelast_img read more

MD expands investment opportunities for physicians

“Having alternative asset classes and strategies within MD’s total wealth management offering equips physicians and their families with a better risk-adjusted return solution set,” explains stated Brian Peters, president and CEO. MDPIM Strategic Yield Pool will invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that provide investors with exposure to yield-generating fixed income and equities including global bonds, emerging-markets debt and preferred equities. MDPIM Strategic Opportunities Pool will invest in ETFs that provide investors with exposure to real estate investment trusts (REITs), infrastructure and commodities, timber and U.S., international and emerging-market small cap equities. MD Physician Services, with more than $30 billion in assets under administration, is dedicated to serving physicians and their families. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Ottawa-based MD Private Investment Counsel (MDPIC) is introducing two new mutual fund pools that will provide clients exposure to alternative investments. MDPIC says the new mutual fund pools give clients access to advanced solutions to maximize portfolio returns while increasing diversification and reducing risk. IE Staff Companies MD Physician Services Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Monetary policy divergence driving global market volatility: report

first_img Related news How to talk to clients about GameStop Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Monetary policy divergence is driving volatility in local asset values in markets around the world and investors should prepare for this volatility to continue, according to a report released by Manulife Asset Management. As a result of the developing environment, U.S. equity investors will need to be especially focused in their search for growth, for example by analyzing opportunities in higher organic growth sectors such as technology, health sciences, and those with a greater domestic footprint such as small caps, the report suggests. Keywords Investment strategies Will exuberant market sentiment last?center_img IE Staff Fixed income investors may need to look further along the credit spectrum towards higher yielding securities or to examine new geographies such as Emerging Markets. While developed markets such as Canada, the UK and Sweden may be “placeholders of quality” in this environment, the report also identifies as opportunities fundamentally strong emerging economies with current-account surpluses such as Singapore, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines, Brazil and Mexico. “Dealing with divergence: How investors can position themselves to navigate a fork in global monetary policy,” was authored by Megan Greene, chief economist; Robert Boyda, head of asset allocation; Daniel Janis and Thomas Goggins, senior portfolio managers, global multi-sector fixed income team; and Terry Carr, head of fixed income, Canada. Typically, countries adjust to a lower growth environment with some combination of fiscal stimulus and monetary easing, the authors write. This time, global demand slowdowns combined with fiscal austerity have put an outsized burden on monetary policy and driven many countries to fight for competitive position and export share through lower currencies – an undeclared currency “war.” The U.S., having taken most of these steps early in the cycle, is now in a relatively strong economic position which allows it to let its currency appreciate and to consider rate increases. “Ironically, this ‘winning’ position puts U.S. growth and U.S. export share at the mercy of aggressive currency devaluations by other countries. However, we believe the U.S. economy is in robust-enough shape to withstand this “forex fracas,” the authors conclude. Geographical diversification is harder to come by, report says Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Most clients should wait to claim CPP payments: report

first_img CFIB calls for freeze on Canada Pension Plan premiums Should your client delay claiming their Canada Pension Plan (CPP) payments? A new report commissioned by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and the Society of Actuaries provides insight to help answer that question.The CPP Take-Up Decision investigated the financial consequences of delaying CPP payments for five years by looking at workers retiring at age 65 who had sufficient savings to begin drawing CPP pension income at age 70 instead. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Earnings surge for Great-West Lifeco in Q4 Keywords CPP,  RetirementCompanies Canadian Institute of Actuaries If a person starts CPP after age 65, payments increase by 0.7% each month (8.4% per year), up to a maximum increase of 42% at age 70.Specifically, the report compared claiming CPP payments at age 70 and bridging the gap with RRSP/RRIF savings to claiming CPP payments at age 65 and self-managing the income. In both scenarios, the same initial level of savings was used to target the same annual secure net income.The analysis found that, for the majority of Canadians with sufficient RRSP/RRIF savings to bridge the gap, the decision of whether to delay CPP payments depends on investment returns and life expectancy.“From a cash flow and savings perspective, the CPP timing decision is unaffected by those considerations that are normally key to retirement financial planning — such as Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefits, taxes, pension income, other savings or even the level of the CPP benefit itself,” the report said.In other words, if a client targets a single net annual lifetime income and attempts to get there by either using RRSP/RRIF wealth to augment income or delaying CPP payments, the effects on such factors as personal income taxes and GIS eligibility remain the same in both scenarios.Since the decision to delay CPP depends on returns and life expectancy, the report concluded that, given today’s low interest rates and increasing longevity, “delaying CPP payments is clearly a financially advantageous strategy” for the majority of Canadians with sufficient savings to bridge the gap.Using a risk-free investment rate of inflation plus 1%, 75% to 80% of Canadians would be better off financially by delaying CPP payments, the report found.Yet more than 95% of Canadians have taken CPP payments at age 65 or earlier since the plan introduced flexible retirement in the 1980s, it said.For the full analysis, read The CPP Take-Up Decision. Beautiful caucasian elderly couple in the park in autumn 123RF Equity markets lift CPP in Q3 Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Michelle Schriver last_img read more

Minister Clarke Announces $700 Million Project to Benefit Displaced Banana Farmers

first_imgRelatedNew Fish Market Opens in Lucea RelatedJAS President Urges Diaspora Members to Invest in Agriculture Minister Clarke Announces $700 Million Project to Benefit Displaced Banana Farmers AgricultureMay 4, 2006 RelatedIrish Potato Imports to Cease in Three Yearscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Land and Agriculture Minister, Roger Clarke yesterday (May 3) unveiled several strategies to enhance rural development, among them the implementation of a $700 million rural diversification programme.The Minister, who was making his contribution to the 2006/07 Budget Debate in Gordon House, said that the initiative, which is being funded by the European Union, would benefit some 10,000 displaced farmers and port workers in traditional banana producing parishes over a six to seven year period.The project is in its design stage and would benefit farmers and port workers formerly engaged in export banana production in the parishes of St. Andrew, Portland, St. Thomas, St. Mary, Clarendon and St. James.Informing that field activities were expected to commence in the final quarter of the year, Minister Clarke said the undertaking would promote viable economic alternatives for farm families in both agricultural and non-agricultural income-generating activities. “We consider poverty alleviation through people empowerment and employment generation as critical areas for priority attention,” he noted.Meanwhile, the Land and Agriculture Minister said that the $3.8 billion allocated in the 2006/07 budget reflected a $1.8 billion or 89.1 per cent increase above the revised 2005/06 budget, with significant amounts being allocated to critical areas such as the Agricultural Support Services Project (ASSP), research and development and the export complex, among others.“The sum of these increases is just over $400 million and within the context of a marginal increase in the national budget, this speaks volumes,” he told the House.He noted that the allocation would go towards projects to empower small-scale farm families with particular emphasis on youth and women; exploiting the natural synergies between agriculture and tourism; empowering displaced persons, who were formerly engaged in agricultural production; and safeguarding the sustainability of the sector as well as repositioning the sugar industry after the new European Union regime.“One of our areas of focus will be on the provision of skills training for youth and women at the community level in areas such as beekeeping, husbandry and ornamental fish production, as they require minimal start up capital while yielding good returns,” the Minister said.In the meantime, he told Parliamentarians that facilitating linkages between farmers and agro-processors was another proposed strategy to increase value-added production and marketing systems, while ensuring an adequate supply of raw material for the agro-processing industry.To this end, the ASSP is involved in designing a $45.3 million project to be implemented in collaboration with the Huntley Farmers Association in Manchester, which is expected to generate an estimated $188 million over a five-year period.Meanwhile, in an attempt to further align the sector with international production standards, the Land and Agriculture Minister announced that “the Ministry was preparing to publish a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) reference manual as a guide to inform farmers, extension officers and all agricultural stakeholders on the minimum acceptable procedures as they apply to apiculture, fisheries, crop and livestock production.”He said priority would also be given to developing a marketing strategy for the sector during this year.With regard to irrigation, Minister Clarke informed that steps have been taken to engage a specialist to develop a comprehensive package of small-scale irrigation projects, so that funding could be sought. Advertisementslast_img read more

Navy’s most advanced warships exercise together for first time

first_imgNavy’s most advanced warships exercise together for first time Joint media releaseMinister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSCThe Royal Australian Navy’s three Hobart Class Destroyers have exercised together for the first time, demonstrating their cooperative capabilities to increase maritime security and stability in our region.HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney conducted joint tests, trials and exercises off the east coast of Australia, further developing their air and surface warfare capabilities.Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the exercise demonstrates Navy’s preparedness to respond to a more complex and contested maritime domain.“The Hobart Class are the most capable and lethal warships Australia has ever built, increasing our interoperability with the United States and allowing us to work even closer with our allies and partners,” Minister Reynolds said.“Through this Government’s record up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Program we are growing our Navy to support the need for increased maritime security and stability in our region.“The Hobart Class Destroyers have demonstrated that they can be integrated effectively to support the mutual endeavours and commitments of the ADF and our partner nations.“Today’s exercise showcases the capabilities these warships have when using the Cooperative Engagement Capability.“This significant step not only demonstrates the strong interoperability we have with the United States, but the Royal Australian Navy is the first Navy outside of the US Navy to conduct Cooperative Engagements Capability missiles firings here in Australia.“This cutting-edge technology combines radar and fire control data into a common picture, allowing naval and air platform to engage an adversary based on another platform’s data.“By creating a single, real time operation picture, we will significantly improve our capability for maritime air and missile defence, and maritime strike.”Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price witnessed the joint exercise from on board HMAS Hobart.Minister Price said the cooperative engagement capability allowed shared information and data to be integrated into the ship’s Aegis combat management system.“Australian workers from both Raytheon Australia and Lockheed Martin Australia should be proud of their significant contribution to this remarkable capability,” Minister Price said.“Today was a powerful visual milestone for Australian Defence industry after a decade of work across 2700 suppliers who have contributed to the Air Warfare Destroyer Program.“I am proud to see the successes of Australia’s expansion of ship building, as well as these complex systems integration skills operating at sea, demonstrating an advanced and coordinated warfare capability.”The trails included Royal Australian Air Force participation, further enhancing the Destroyers combat reach and effectiveness and opening new opportunities for the joint integrated air missile defence program.Imagery from the exercise is available at: https://images.defence.gov.au/S20203952 /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:air force, army, Australia, Australian, Brisbane, building, Defence, destroyer, Government, industry, maritime, Minister, navy, operation, Royal Australian Air Force, security, technology, U.S., United Stateslast_img read more

Four Scottish artists’ work acquired by Government Art Collection

first_imgFour Scottish artists’ work acquired by Government Art Collection Four contemporary Scottish artists are among 45 visual artists whose work has been acquired by the UK Government Art CollectionThe £230,000 acquisition project, developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, celebrates and supports the diversity of creativity across the whole of the UKWorks will be displayed in Government buildings around the country, and internationally in British Embassies and ResidencesAward-winning artist Alberta Whittle and Glasgow-based painter Rabiya Choudhry are among four Scottish artists whose work has been bought by the prestigious UK Government Art Collection.Organised in response to the impact of the pandemic on the visual arts sector, the £230,000 X-UK acquisition project celebrates the diversity of creativity across the UK, with 45 contemporary visual artists from all parts of the country represented.Working in collaboration with the Scottish Contemporary Art Network, as well as national networks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the project has resulted in over 90 works becoming part of the Government Art Collection.The newly-acquired pieces will join the 14,500 other works in the Government Art Collection which are displayed in Government buildings across the UK, including in No.10 and No.11 Downing Street, and internationally in British Embassies and Residences in a total of 130 countries around the world.Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage said:“The past year has been challenging for the UK’s many brilliant artists. I am grateful that the Government Art Collection has been able to support a diverse range of artists from every corner of the country.”UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart said:The past year has been extremely difficult for the creative community, so we’re delighted to support these four outstanding Scottish artists by acquiring their works for the UK Government Art Collection. The pieces provide a creative snapshot of the times we’re living through, reflecting a rich variety of voices from right across the UK.The UK Government has worked hard to support Scotland’s arts and culture sector throughout the pandemic, providing the Scottish Government with £97 million to sustain the country’s arts organisations and backing the Edinburgh Festivals with £1 million of funding.Alberta Whittle is an award-winning artist, working mainly in film, sculpture and performance art, who is set to represent Scotland at the prestigious Venice Art Biennale 2022. With work already in the Scottish National Gallery Collections and Glasgow Museums Collections, three large prints exploring the relationship between history and the body have been acquired for X-UK.Rabiya Choudhry is a British-Pakistani artist whose paintings are inspired by everything from comic books to song lyrics to the Glasgow clothes shops her dad ran in the 80s and 90s. Her work acquired by the Government Art Collection, The New Normal, reflects on the strange year brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.Also represented in the list of acquisitions is Glasgow-based artist Jamie Crewe. For the works acquired by the Government Art Collection, Crewe used the 19th century traditional craft of ‘well dressing’ to create designs formed out of rose petals, elderflowers, poppy seeds and other natural materials on clay slabs.Designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie have collaborated under the name Atelier E.B since 2007 to create work that explores the relationship between art and fashion. Three silkscreen prints acquired for X-UK are based on commemorative travel blankets the pair produced as souvenirs for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth and 2012 London Olympic Games.Moira Jeffery, Director, Scottish Contemporary Art Network, said:We’re so proud to have played our part in a scheme that will share with the work of brilliant artists from Scotland, Atelier E.B, Rabiya Choudhry, Jamie Crewe and Alberta Whittle, with audiences across the world. This Government Art Collection initiative is supporting artists through the pandemic and telling a richer story about who is making art today, where, how and why.Sir David Verey, Chair, Advisory Committee to the Government Art Collection, said:There is no better way to support artists in this terrible time than to buy their art. The Advisory Committee of the Government Art Collection is very proud to have been part of this effort. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:acquisition, British, commonwealth, community, contemporary art, creativity, director, Government, Ireland, London, Moira, Scotland, scottish, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Class 4A GSHL football notes: A 300-yard rushing game for one is for all

first_img Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabel Class 4A GSHL football notes: A 300-yard rushing game for one is for allPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Wednesday, October 16, 2019in: Sportsshare 0 Steven Hancock of Battle Ground got a lot of help from his blockers; plus tidbits from all 4A GSHL teams Here are the weekly football notes from the 4A Greater St. Helens LeagueblankBATTLE GROUND TIGERS (2-4, 1-1 4A GSHL)Week 6: Battle Ground 41, Heritage 35One-man show is not a one-man show:By now you have heard about Steven Hancock’s epic performance. More than 50 carries. More than 300 yards rushing. Six touchdowns.Me, I wanted to do more than hear about it. I had to watch it.Steven Hancock rushed for six touchdowns and more than 300 yards in a Week 6 victory. He had a lot of help, of course. Photo by Mike SchultzSteven Hancock rushed for six touchdowns and more than 300 yards in a Week 6 victory. He had a lot of help, of course. Photo by Mike SchultzSo yes, I had the opportunity to watch just about every single one of his carries. I saw 53 of them, by the way, for 347 yards. A person who was there, who I trust, had him for 54 carries for 357 yards. Yes, it’s possible I missed a carry while watching HUDL highlights or perhaps that play was not listed on the video.Either way, that’s a lot of carries, a lot of yards, and a lot of touchdowns.Here are the highlights, along with the names of some of the top blocks on the longest runs and the touchdown runs.His first big play came on his sixth carry, a 27-yard gain. Credit Ashton Levesque and Alex Mayer with a double-team block and Mason Wann with the kick-out block.The next play was a 10-yard touchdown. Wann and Maksym Bahnyuk with key blocks, as well as Mayer.Wann got the key block on Hancock’s second touchdown, a 1-yard run.Later, Hancock gained about five yards before he seemed to be stopped. Four or five defenders were on him. However, he carried that group another six yards for an 11-yard gain.His 43-yard touchdown run showed off some serious strength. He broke three tackles, including one in the backfield.He had a 2-yard touchdown run with blocks from Brody Smith and Bahnyuk.There was a 13-yard run in the third quarter in which he legally hurded a defender. (In high school football, one is not allowed to try to jump over a standing defender. However, if the defender is already on the ground, it is OK.) On that play, center Brody Brown had a mountain of a football player to block. Brown moved a mountain that play, creating the big hole.There was a 19-yard gain to get to 231 yards with a double-team block from Mayer and Ricardo Lara, and other key blocks from Bahnyuk and Wann. On the same drive, Hancock would score on a 3-yard run, with the same four players getting their blocks.In the fourth quarter, Wann and Chris Dunne made a 13-yard run happen. Dunne’s reaction is great, as he celebrates Hancock’s run as if it was Dunne scoring a touchdown. The final touchdown of the game came on a 1-yarder, with Bahnyuk pulling and Mayer leading the way.His final big run was a 13-yarder, courtesy of Lara’s key block. Statistically, the yards go down as Hancock’s yards. But these were Tiger yards.Next: Camas at Battle Ground, 7 p.m. FridayblankHERITAGE TIMBERWOLVES (2-4, 0-2 4A GSHL)Week 6: Battle Ground 41, Heritage 35Take a closer look:The Heritage Timberwolves likely will finish last in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.Still, the numbers, as well as the observations of the head coach, say this is an improved team.Heritage fell to Battle Ground in Week 6, 41-35. The Timberwolves had already lost to undefeated Camas plus they have traditional powers Union and Skyview on the league schedule.Yep, nobody expects the Timberwolves to win a league game now.But the Timberwolves are playing better.A year ago, the Timberwolves scored three points — combined — in their four league games. This year, they have 42 points in two games.This year, they led Battle Ground by 14 points at the half.“I was proud of our guys,” Heritage coach Dennis Moody said. “We’re always competing. We’re not giving up. We just lack consistency and the killer instinct.”After all, the Timberwolves are just not accustomed to having a big lead.Still, this is progress. Two weeks ago, Heritage gave up 65 points to Camas. However, Heritage scored the third touchdown of that game, then got the ball back, trailing by six. Sure, it was only for a few minutes, but Moody noted that Heritage was competing against one of the best teams in the state. “Our guys are still grinding. They’re still up beat,” Moody said.The Timberwolves play Union on Friday, then a non-league game against Emerald Ridge, and they finish the season against Skyview.“The great thing about our guys: They don’t fear it,” Moody said “It’s, ‘Who’s up next?’ They battle. They compete.”Next: Heritage vs. Union, 4:30 p.m. Friday at McKenzie Stadium.blankCAMAS PAPERMAKERS (6-0, 1-0 4A GSHL)Week 6: Camas 52, Sumner 0More revenge:The Camas Papermakers remain undefeated through six weeks. A year ago, they were 3-3 at this time, with losses to Lincoln, Bellevue, and Sumner.After topping Sumner on Friday, the Papermakers are 3-0 against those squads this season, 3-0 with a combined score of 100-21. Specialist:Teams keep punting to Tyler Forner. Teams keep getting scored on by Tyler Forner.Seems like Forner scores every week on a return.It happened again. This time, a 93-yard return. Of course, it’s not just Forner. Tyler Forner returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown Friday night. Or, one could say, he pretty much gets a return for a touchdown every Friday night. Photo by Kris Cavin.Tyler Forner returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown Friday night. Or, one could say, he pretty much gets a return for a touchdown every Friday night. Photo by Kris Cavin.Charlie Bump who did a great job blocking his guy all the way downfield as the punt was in the air. Bump was smart enough to let his guy go just before his opponent turned his back on him. (Don’t want a block-in-the-back penalty.) As soon as Forner caught the punt, that same player turned back, and Bump was there to re-engage the block. Perfectly done.Now here’s the Forner part that is amazing. There were five Sumner players closing in on him. Bump blocked one, but the other four were in a position to get to Forner. Nope. Forner turned on the jets and ran right in between them.Another good block came from, I believe, No. 28 Sebastian Harb. From there, all Forner. Next: Camas at Battle Ground, 7 p.m. FridaySkyview Storm, High School Football, Vancouver, Clark County, 4A GSHL, Yaro Duvalko, Ahmani Williams, Jalynnee McGee, Mason Wheeler, Jack Nitschke, Cooper BarnumSKYVIEW STORM (5-1, 2-0 4A GSHL)Week 6: Skyview 30, Union 3Defense: Skyview coach Steve Kizer told me that the Storm had to make sure the Titans didn’t get any big plays.So it must have been a shock to the system when Union got a big play on the first play from scrimmage. A flea-flicker worked for a 50-yard pass, setting up the Titans at the Skyview 9-yard line.OK, so maybe allowing one big play in a game of this magnitude was OK.The Storm defense rallied to the cause, getting a tackle for no gain on first down, allowing a run for a yard on second down, and then getting a tackle-for-loss for a loss of a yard on third down.The huge boost for Union — that 50-yard gain — only turned into a field goal. The Storm had won that first battle of Friday night.Union would have only one more play the rest of the half that went for more than 10 yards. Skyview would be up 27-3 before Union crossed the 50-yard line again. This was still in the third quarter, by the way, and the Titans are a team used to second-half comebacks. Last year. This year. Any year. No lead seems safe against the Titans.Well, this lead was safe against the Skyview defense.The Titans had reached the red zone and had a decent run to get inside the 10-yard line. That’s when Xavier Owens attacked the ball, ripped it out of the ball carrier’s hands, and Ahmani Williams recovered for the Storm.The Titans’ last chance to get back in the game was taken from them.Simple as that. Next: Skyview at Olympia, 6 p.m. ThursdayblankUNION TITANS (3-3, 0-1 4A GSHL)Week 6: Skyview 30, Union 3That schedule:OK, the score was lopsided. No doubt. It happens. That does not mean Union is done.A few years ago, Skyview got crushed by Camas in the regular season, then had the lead against the Papermakers in the fourth quarter of a playoff game.One game, in Week 6, does not define a season.Plus, just look at who Union has lost to this season: Eastlake, Puyallup, and Skyview.Now take a look at Cascadia Prep’s 4A rankings: Puyallup is No. 5, Eastlake is No. 6, and Skyview is No. 8.Union also beat Chiawana — its only loss of the season — and Chiawana is ranked No. 7.Oh, and in Week 9, Union will face No. 1 Camas. (There are other rankings, too, that has these teams in various spots, but you get the general idea.)That is a monster schedule. Five of the team’s nine games will be against teams ranked in the top 10 right now. That’s just Class 4A, by the way. Union has also topped Mountain View (3A) and Steilacoom (2A), two teams ranked in their classifications. My point: If Union takes care of business and still makes the playoffs, which is a likely scenario, the Titans will be battle tested.Next: Union takes on Heritage at 4:30 p.m. Friday at McKenzie Stadium. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundBattle Ground Tigers 2019CamasCamas Papermakers 2019Clark CountyHeritage Timberwolves 2019High School Football 2019LatestSkyview Storm 2019Union Titans 2019Vancouvershare 0 Previous : Heart of the Harvest: Vancouver Pumpkin Patch Next : Ridgefield student Grace Melbuer earns state and international honors at HOSAAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabelcenter_img Name*Email*Website Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more