Mat Luamanu flies in to make a cracking hit on big Matt Banahan

first_imgWednesday Mar 16, 2016 Mat Luamanu flies in to make a cracking hit on big Matt Banahan Harlequins flanker Mat Luamanu made this cracking tackle on Bath’s Matt Banahan this past weekend, rocking the 6ft7 former England winger to the floor. Unfortunately for Luamanu he appeared to come off second best, but it was a great hit nonetheless.Luamanu was last seen on RD a few months back when he absolutely demolished Seremai Bai with a big carry, and then only a week before that when he welcomed George Smith to the Premiership with a punishing double hit.While Banahan himself is not a small man, this particular tackle showed that body position and timing is everything when it comes to getting the better of your opponent.Banahan has done that himself on a number occasions, so take a look at the Related Posts below to see a bit more of the 16 times Test capped giant throwing his weight around.While we’re at it, in the same match against Bath Luamanu also sparked another great bit of play.He fended Ollie Devoto not once but twice, which then led to some stunning hands by the Harlequins backs and nearly a try in the corner. You can see that below.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

A French journalist hit by a bullet

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information RSF_en Jean-Marie Lemaire, a French journalist working France 24, sustained a gunshot wound to the calf while covering clashes between rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces in Ben Jawad (less than 100 km east of Sirte). He was treated in a hospital in Benghazi. A France 24 representative told Reporters Without Borders that two shots hit Lemaire’s camera and a third hit his calf. “The fibula was hit but the wound has been stabilized,” he said. “We are in the process of organizing his repatriation.” center_img Organisation March 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A French journalist hit by a bulletlast_img read more

Realising Limerick food industry potential

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Printcenter_img Twitter LIMERICK has long links with the finest of foods being produced within the Treaty county – the ham was once the only choice of Royals for the Christmas table.From a time when everything but the squeak was used in bacon production, to the success that has continued to this very day with many of the finest artisan producers offering their delicious treats to those who seek them out, Limerick has an fine food history.However, there is a wider potential that could be realised if Limerick is to take a seat at the top table but it is fair to say that thanks to a cohort of interested epicureans, Limerick’s food industry is on the up.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up So how can Limerick’s food industry grow and realise its potential?That will be the subject discussed at a special seminar as part of Pigtown Food Series next week in Limerick.The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick in conjunction with Innovate Limerick and the Limerick Food Group will hold a Limerick Food Industry Networking Seminar in the Great National South Court Hotel, Raheen on Monday September 11 next from 11am until 3pm.The event will provide an opportunity for food businesses to meet, network and learn more about how collaboration and networking together can benefit the whole Limerick food industry.Speakers from the Limerick Food Group, Taste Kerry, O’Brien’s Cheese, Foods of Athenry and Boyne Valley Food Series will share their own experiences of how food initiatives and working with other food businesses has positively impacted their business and the food industry in their area.Trish O’Sullivan, Food Strategy Co-ordinator for Limerick highlighted the importance of networking in helping to grow and develop any type of food business.“We have many great examples here in Ireland of initiatives where industry stakeholders have come together for the betterment of the industry as a whole,” she said.“Initiatives such as Taste Kerry, Limerick for Engineering and the Boyne Valley Food Series are already spearheading the way and gaining recognition at both local and national levels for the work they are doing in promoting their particular industry and locality. We are hoping to do the same for the Limerick food industry,” she added.This free Food Industry Networking Seminar takes place as part of the Pigtown Culture and Food Series.Developed by the Limerick Food Group and inspired by the history of Limerick’s famous bacon industry, the Pigtown Culture and Food Series is an exciting new programme of themed events happening in September and October 2017 in Limerick.See more on the upcoming event hereSee more Limerick news here TAGSbaconfoodhamlimerickpigtown Previous articleTD calls for ‘more attractive service’ as rail strike loomsNext articleSMEs to explore sources of funding at Shannon Chamber event Staff Reporter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsRealising Limerick food industry potentialBy Staff Reporter – September 5, 2017 1319 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

RIDE Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Widespread Panic, Jason Isbell, BIG Something, More

first_imgToday, RIDE Festival has announced the lineup for their eighth annual event in 2019, which also marks its first year expanding to three days. Slated to go down on July 12th, 13th, and 14th at Telluride, CO’s Town Park, this year will see RIDE Festival welcome Athens, GA rockers and Telluride favorites Widespread Panic as their headliner for the first two nights, plus an additional headlining performance from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Friday night’s Widespread Panic show marks this year’s newest addition to the festival, held on the Fred Shellman Memorial stage.RIDE Festival 2019 will also feature appearances by Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Rose Hill Drive, Black Pistol Fire, BIG Something, The Temperance Movement, Dorothy, The Shelters, Los Colognes, Pony Bradshaw, Thunderpussy, The Commonheart, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, and The Yawpers.After the festival ends each evening, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a plethora of NightRIDE programming featuring special musical events held at Telluride’s favorite venues and bars throughout the downtown area.Ticket holders will have the option to rent a traditional mountain lodge, condo, or townhome during their visit, or stay in one of the scenic camping spots located adjacent to the festival grounds. Limited lodging is available for the annual event, so fans are encouraged to secure accommodations early.You can purchase tickets for the eighth annual RIDE Festival here, and learn more information about the festival on its website.last_img read more

Newcastle pulls off club-, MLS-record deal for Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron

first_imgThe deal sees the Premier League’s longest standing club-record broken, with the Magpies belatedly agreeing a deal to surpass their £16.5m (approx. $21.6 million) signing of Michael Owen in 2005.Almiron was nominated for the MVP award in MLS in 2018, having quickly established himself as one of the league’s standout stars after arriving at the expansion side the previous season.The 24-year-old scored 21 goals in 62 regular-season MLS games, contributing 28 assists. He scored once and supplied two assists in six playoff matches.#WorAlmirón— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 31, 2019″I’m very happy and eager to start and to meet my new teammates,” Almiron told NUFC TV. “The league is very competitive, this is a historic club, and Rafa Benitez himself were the main reasons why I am here now.”I think it is a great responsibility, something beautiful for me, and I will try to offer the best I can to repay the trust the club put in me.”The move comes as a boost for both Rafael Benitez and Newcastle, with the manager out of contract at the end of the season amid fan frustration at Mike Ashley’s ownership of the club.”We were following Miguel Almiron for a while, and we saw a player with some pace in attack, who can play behind the striker. We have someone who can score goals and give assists,” Benitez said.”We know that MLS is a different challenge to the Premier League but he has the potential to do what we are expecting, and what we need.”From talking to the lad, you can tell that he is really focused and wants to do well. He wants to be successful and he wants to help the team, to score goals and give assists if it is possible.75 & 100 – Since the start of 2017, Miguel Almirón is one of two players to have a 75% completion rate on passes ending in the final third while creating at least 100 chances (min. 400 such passes incl. playoffs). Catalyst.— OptaJack (@OptaJack) January 29, 2019″His impact in MLS has been really good — he’s been one of the best players this year — and hopefully he can give us more competition and more quality in the final third.”I am pleased that the hard work behind the scenes has ended positively and I thank everyone for their efforts.”​ Newcastle United has completed a club-record deadline-day move for midfielder Miguel Almiron from MLS side Atlanta United.The on-off move had been on hold since December, when Almiron led Atlanta to the MLS Cup, and was finalized Thursday as Newcastle splashed out a reported £20.5million (approx. $26.9 million) on the Paraguay international. The deal also represents a record for MLS, with a $26.9 million switch the biggest transfer fee in league history. Bayern Munich winger Alphonso Davies previously held the $22 million record.Almiron became Newcastle’s second signing of the day, with Antonio Barreca also joining the club on loan from Monaco for the rest of the season.There is an option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign. Barreca left Torino for Monaco in July but has failed to impress for the Ligue 1 strugglers.last_img read more

Steel Sensations: Breaking down the Steelers draft needs

first_imgMike Tomlin, head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, talks with reporters in the AFC Head Coaches Breakfast at the NFL football annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)Normally, by the end of April the NFL draft has taken place and we are discussing the additions the Steelers have made and how they’ll fit in.  Not this year. Starting this year, the NFL has elected to place the NFL draft in early May, leaving all draft experts and football pundits the opportunity to pontificate for another few weeks on what they expect will happen, who will get drafted early, late and who won’t get drafted at all.This year the Steelers have nine draft picks across the seven rounds and they have plenty of holes to fill. They’ll need to make the right picks if they want to continue to form a foundation of success that will lead to their 7th Lombardi trophy anytime soon. The draft clock is starting to tick, it’s time for the team to ramp up and get moving.Taking a look at what the team needs, it seems that they will fill the roster somewhat like what I have broken down below.Round 1, pick 15:  The Steelers are in desperate need of a young, playmaking cornerback.  They would be crazy not to go and grab this position here. With the 15th pick overall there should still be three or four of these playmakers available for the team to choose from.   There is an outside chance they could go wide receiver or defensive line here but that would mean that all the top corners were drafted earlier than expected.Round 2, pick 46:  In the 2nd round the Steelers will still most likely address the defensive side of the ball as they have a lot of rebuilding to do there. My expectation is for them to draft another linebacker somewhere during this draft and I believe it will happen in round two.  They can find a hard hitting, tough as nails guy here who can be an impact playmaker to go along with Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones. Once again, they could go wide receiver or defensive line but I don’t expect it.Round 3, pick 92:  The team is in dire need of a big wide receiver. This is the round to do it. While they could take a guy earlier, a wide receiver that can make plays can be found in this round or later and I fully expect the black and gold to take advantage of this pick by picking up a guy they think can make big catches in the red zone and on third down. The point of this pick would be for this receiver to ultimately be their number two guy.  Outside chance they draft a defensive lineman.Round 4, pick 118:  This team no doubt will draft a defensive lineman here, assuming they haven’t done that already.  They clearly need to beef up in the nose tackle spot and a 4th round pick is a prime area to do so.  There is a chance they could draft a second linebacker in this spot as well.Round 5, pick 157 and pick 173: There are any number of directions the team could go in the fifth round with these two picks.  I anticipate they will be drafting a running back somewhere in the late rounds and having two picks in the fifth, it makes sense to use one of them on a backup running back who can be a third down guy and a guy who can play special teams as well.  Additionally, they may elect to use the other pick on another cornerback as the team needs more than just one and you can still find decent nickel backs later in the draft.Round 6, pick 192 and pick 215:  The two picks in the sixth round will go to whomever the team feels is the best left on their draft board. However, I would expect a second linebacker to be taken somewhere in here as the team will want to bolster the depth they have at that position if they haven’t addressed this already.  I won’t be shocked if the team also selects another young quarterback in this round. This may be a guy who won’t make the team but he could be a good guy during pre-season, a practice squad guy or he may have the potential to be the third string quarterback of this storied franchise.Round 7, pick 230:  This will truly be the best player left on the teams’ board. Whoever is picked here will be a long shot to make the squad in 2014 but could again be a practice squad player. I look for this final pick to be an offensive lineman to add depth at the position during the pre-season to ensure their main guys are uninjured heading into regular play.This draft will be heavily centered around the defensive side of the ball. It’s time to re build and re shuffle that unit and there is no better way and no faster way to do so than in the draft. The key now is for the Steelers grades on these players to be accurate, their projections to hold true and the character of all of these guys to be what it needs to in order to make a successful NFL player both on and off the field.The clock is ticking…Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more