The Best and Worst England Kits

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first_imgThoughts on @EnglandRugby and their new kit deal with @UmbroUK?! pic.twitter.com/L1Xhot08Qu— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) May 5, 2020Regardless, with this news doing the rounds on social media, and many people posting pictures of what the leaked kit may look like, we decided to look at some of the best and worst England kits from years gone by.The BestCentenaryLots of you picked out this kit which England wore to celebrate 100 years of international fixtures at Twickenham, the first of which was a match between England and Wales in 1910.In 2010 England again played Wales and were victorious 30-17.2003 World CupPretty unflashy in its design but England won their sole World Cup in it so it has to be one of the best right?Black (2011 World Cup)Sure, England are supposed to wear white and the All Blacks seem to have a monopoly on the colour, but England’s black kit during the 2011 World Cup actually looked good, unlike some of the kits below… 2012 wasn’t a great year for England kits. The purple kit Robshaw is wearing above was roundly criticised and this design for the England Sevens teams wasn’t much better.For more news from the world of rugby, do not forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We take a look at some of the best and worst kits to have been worn by England. The WorstPurple (2009)England’s first foray into the colour purple may have proved surprisingly popular at the time, but in hindsight, it really isn’t great…2007 World CupWhen we took to Twitter to ask for your suggestions this red and white design was regularly cited as one of the worst. Although the memory of England losing the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final may have something to do with that.Purple (2012)This kit regularly features highly when people are asked about the worst England rugby kits ever.Space Invader Homage?Admittedly this is an England Sevens kit, but we aren’t really sure what kind of design Canterbury were going for here…England Sevens (2012)center_img The Best and Worst England KitsEngland have recently signed a new kit contract with Umbro switching away from Canterbury.Umbro will take over as the official England rugby kit manufacturer after the 2020 Six Nations concludes, but with the Coronavirus still limiting all sport and rugby, it is unclear when this will be.Recently Sam Underhill and Tom Curry were spotted in some Umbro apparel which proved quite decisive online, although it should be acknowledged that it is almost certainly training kit and not the match day uniform. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Measuring Consumer Economic and Housing Market Expectations

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first_img Measuring Consumer Economic and Housing Market Expectations in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Economy Employment Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank of New York Home Prices May 13, 2019 1,199 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Previous: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the QM Patch Next: The Student Debt Drag on Home Buying Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer.  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Economy Employment Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank of New York Home Prices 2019-05-13 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Inflation expectations declined in April, according to the latest Survey of Consumer Expectations from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Additionally, the Fed’s survey revealed that consumer expectations of home-price changes remained stable at their recent low level of 3.0% in April, the fifth consecutive reading at this level.Household income and spending both increased, according to the survey. Median expected household income growth increased slightly from 2.8% in March to 2.9% in April, moving just above its trailing 12-month average of 2.8%. Median household spending growth expectations increased from 3.1% in March to 3.3% in April. Spending growth expectations have been volatile and exhibit seasonality.Fewer Americans are concerned about unemployment as well. Mean unemployment expectations—or the mean probability that the U.S. unemployment rate will be higher one year from now—decreased 1.5 percentage points in April, to 35.7%, and is now 4.9 percentage points below its almost five-year high reached in January.According to the latest Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), despite the upbeat economic activity, many are still pessimistic about the housing market.“While home selling confidence remains strong and more consumers on net expect mortgage rates to decline over the next year, respondents walked back some of their buying optimism from March,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “Improving perceptions of income gains and a softening home price growth outlook should help support housing demand. However, increasing expectations among consumers that mortgage rates will continue to be favorable for some time will likely gain additional support following last week’s Fed meeting – and may also be reducing their urgency to buy.”The consumer outlook on whether now is a good time to sell has remained relatively unchanged, at 43%, but down 2% year over year. Additionally, the net share of Americans who say mortgage rates will go down over the next 12 months increased 5 percentage points to -40%. This component is up 8 percentage points from the same time last year. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Measuring Consumer Economic and Housing Market Expectationslast_img read more

Trial of injectable flu drug yields disappointing results

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first_imgSep 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc, yesterday announced disappointing early results in a phase 2 study of its antiviral drug peramivir, which is seen as a potential new weapon against influenza.Peramivir is a neuraminidase inhibitor that, unlike the licensed antivirals oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), is given by intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injection. Many countries have stockpiled oseltamivir, an oral drug, and zanamivir, inhaled as a powder, in the hope that they will help if the H5N1 virus evolves into a human pandemic strain.The phase 2 double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was designed to see if high doses of IM peramivir could reduce the duration of symptoms in patients with seasonal flu, BioCryst reported in a press release. The study involved 344 patients who had flu that was verified by rapid antigen testing. Patients were randomly assigned to receive injections of a placebo or either 150 mg or 300 mg of peramivir, administered in a single dose within 48 hours after symptom onset.With 313 patients available for evaluation, researchers found that the peramivir group improved more than placebo group, but the difference was not statistically significant, BioCryst reported. The improvement over placebo was 22.9 hours in the 150-mg dose group and 21.1 hours in the 300-mg group.The company said it believes the results were negatively affected by shorter needles—used for the phase 2 study but not for the phase 1 study—that may have delivered an adequate injection to only a third of the volunteers.In a post hoc analysis of 101 patients who received an adequate IM peramivir injection, as measured by elevated serum creatine kinase over baseline, investigators found that improvement over placebo was 64.6 hours in the 300-mg dose group and 44.6 hours in the 150-mg group.Safety and tolerability were similar for the placebo group and both peramivir groups, BioCryst said.”We’re clearly disappointed that we did not achieve the primary endpoint across the entire study population,” said Jon P. Stonehouse, president and chief executive officer of BioCryst, based in Birmingham, Ala., in the statement. However, he added the company was buoyed by the safety findings and said the efficacy findings in the patients that received an adequate dose exceeded expectations.BioCryst will correct the problems identified in the study when it launches a phase 3 study by the end of the year, he said.Another phase 2 study is under way to evaluate the efficacy of IV peramivir in hospital patients with flu, the company said. The study is designed to compare IV peramivir with oral oseltamivir.In January 2006 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted BioCryst a fast-track designation to develop an injection to treat highly virulent, life-threatening strains of influenza, the company said in its statement. In January 2007 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded the company a $102.6 million contract to develop peramivir for seasonal and pandemic influenza.See also:Sep 19 BioCryst press releasehttp://investor.shareholder.com/biocryst/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=264815Oct 2, 2006 CIDRAP News story “Injectable drug seen as potential treatment for flu, both seasonal and avian”last_img read more

Antarctica’s splendid isolation keeps coronavirus at bay

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first_imgLucky break Antarctica caught a lucky break when the start of the crisis coincided with the end of the tourist season, which brings around 50,000 visitors a year on cruise ships to view penguins and seals in the pristine environment.The last tourist ship arrived in Bahia Fildes on March 3, just when the first case of infection was reported in Chile.And the continent dodged a bullet when an inward bound Australian tour ship, the Greg Mortimer, was forced to turn back when the first cases of COVID-19 were discovered aboard, an outbreak which eventually affected nearly all 217 passengers and crew.From April, as the austral winter closes in and sun becomes a memory, weather conditions prevent all but essential travel to and from the continent, isolating personnel even further.The declaration of a pandemic made controls even tighter, said Valenzuela.”Supplies are sanitized before they can be brought in and contact with the ship is minimal. People stay on board and we don’t have direct contact now,” he said.Strict hygiene controls are also now in place at Chile’s Eduardo Frei Air Base. The maximum number of people allowed to eat at a table in the canteen at any one time is limited to four, and sports activities in the gym and indoor recreation dome are suspended. A year in isolation Uruguay cut staff at its Artigas base to just nine people, after recently evacuating 10 non-essential personnel. “The next turnover will be in the first fortnight of December, so the people left there will spend all winter there,” Rear Admiral Manuel Burgos, president of the Uruguayan Arctic Institute, told AFP.The Uruguayans who stayed behind, like the Chilean marines, will have no contact with the other bases.”We are very conscious of what we are experiencing. We assume it with a resolve and we don’t let ourselves get down,” said Valenzuela, who arrived in Antarctica in November for a stint that will last a full year.The spirit among those there is strong. So much so, Valenzuela said, “that now we are the ones sending messages of encouragement to our families.” “We are isolated within this natural isolation that we already have,” Alejandro Valenzuela, the maritime governor of Chile’s Antarctic territory, told AFP by phone.Strict new health protocols were quickly put in place and visits limited to vital supplies.Chile has cut its Antarctic staff to a minimum, maintaining a skeleton force of 10 navy personnel at its Escudero military base in Bahia Fildes on the South Shetlands.The harsh environment has always demanded close cooperation between various international missions.  As the planet battles the seemingly inexorable spread of the coronavirus, Antarctica remains the only COVID-19-free continent — thanks in the main to strict security and not a little luck.The natural isolation of the frozen and desolate expanse has been taken to new extremes since the WHO declared a pandemic on March 11.Authorities canceled all tourism, evacuated non-essential personnel, and prohibited contacts between the international ice stations.center_img Nearby is one of five Russian bases, as well as missions from Uruguay, Korea and China. Provisions are often unloaded and loaded together and recreation areas shared.There were sports competitions and mutual invitations for national day celebrations and birthday parties.But the fear of the coronavirus has put an end to all physical contact between the bases. Topics :last_img read more

Incentives needed to prevent African doctors brain drain

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first_imgA Nobel-prize nominated doctor is calling for increased development funds to help prevent the brain drain affecting Africa’s health sector. Congolese doctor, Denis Mukwege has told an E.U conference that while African doctors seek better financial opportunities abroad, back home many African communities are suffering from an acute shortage of medical personnel AFRICAN NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP Related African Union re-admits Central African Republic Penile Transplants: South African doctors inundated with requestslast_img read more

Suspicious death investigation underway in Rockwell

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first_imgROCKWELL — An investigation is ongoing into what’s being called a suspicious death in Rockwell.Authorities were called to a home in the 200 block of East Main Street just after 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, where a deceased male was found on arrival.Authorities say the death was not caused by blunt force trauma or foul play but is being considered suspicious.The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been called in to assist in the investigation, and an autopsy is scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.last_img read more

Peter and Danica Lee compete in final Penticton Ironman

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first_imgTwo Nelsonites took part in the final Ironman Canada this past Sunday in PentictonPeter Lee, and his daughter, Danica, of Nelson completed the grueling course on a hot day in the Okanagan.The senior Lee, 58, completed the 2.4 mile (3.8 km) swim course in a time of 1:19:56, bike course of 112 miles (180km), 7:39:55 and run course of 26.2 miles (42.2 km), 6:58:26. Meanwhile, Danica, 24, finished the 2.4 mile (3.8 km) swim course in a time of 1:23:39, bike course of 112 miles (180km), 7:51:09 and run course of 26.2 miles (42.2 km), 6:58:26.Sunday was the final Ironman Canada to be staged in Penticton.Race organizers decided to switch the format over to Challenge Penticton – first Challenge Family race in North America.The launch of Challenge Penticton sees it as the exclusive long distance Challenge race in Canada, and marks the long-distance race returning to its roots with community support and ownership.“Challenge Penticton will be community driven and designed to benefit residents and athletes alike,” said Mayor Dan Ashton on the Challenge Family website.“The event will involve a week-long festival that provides a unique experience for athletes, families and spectators, while showcasing our warm and welcoming city. We are happy to be joining the Challenge Family.”The first Challenge Family takes place on August 25, 2013,last_img read more

A community in mourning – moving pictures as Manus is laid to rest

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first_imgDonegal said goodbye to a local hero today when Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly was laid to rest in his native parish.Shockwaves rippled throughout the county on Sunday following the tragic accident which took the life of driver Manus Kelly at the Donegal International RallyMr Kelly, 41, was a married father of five, a businessman and a newly-elected Fianna Fáil councillor. Thousands have expressed their deepest sympathies with his family and friends and all those affected.The service at St Columba’s Church, Glenswilly, was attended by almost 700 people to celebrate the life of Manus.The funeral mass was attended by family, friends and dignitaries including Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.Mr Kelly’s co-driver, Donall Barrett, who was injured in the crash, was also in attendance. The service was shown on large screens outside the church and at the grounds of Glenswilly GAA club where Mr Kelly was a member.Following the funeral mass, Manus’ coffin was carried through a rally finish line arch before the funeral cortege pressed onwards towards Conwal Graveyard.Many more attended the burial, which was marked with poignant scenes as Manus’ eldest sons Mandy and Charlie wore the Donegal Rally garlands in a special tribute to their dad as he was led to his final resting place.RIP Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus Some of the large crowd attending the funeral of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The remains of the late Manus The late Manus Kelly’s father and other family members at St Columba’s Church. (North West Newspix)Minister for Education Joe McHugh at the funeral of Manus Kelly. (North West Newspix)The late Manus Kelly’s wife Bernie and his young son are consoled at St Columba’s Church. (North West Newspix)Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConnelogue with Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford CllrJohn O’Donnell at the funeral of Manus Kelly. (North West Newspix)A family member brings a wreath bearing the name Mandy to the graveside during the interment of Manus A community in mourning – moving pictures as Manus is laid to rest was last modified: June 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Augmented Reality Get Its Own Standardized Logo

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first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… chris cameron Yesterday during my talk at the Augmented Reality Event in Santa Clara, California, one of the questions I brought up was whether or not QR codes continue to be used because of their association with AR. Should we prolong the use of these large black and white codes in order to help users and customers identify augmented reality experiences? This morning, during his keynote before the second day of the event, Bruno Uzzan, CEO of AR titan Total Immersion, announced the creation of a logo the company hopes will become a standard for identifying AR applications.Dubbed, AR Plus (or AR+), the logo is designed to be a beacon that will signify when an interactive augmented experience has been implemented into an application. In the same way standardized USB or DVD devices brand the same logo on their devices and products, Total Immersion hopes AR developers will place the AR+ logo on their products. Uzzan’s keynote this morning focused on the creation of standards within the AR community – a popular topic at the conference so far. Uzzan says the time is now for standardization for augmented reality because major technology players are considering AR experiences, and a lack of standards may temporarily keep them from adopting the technology. He believes standards are what the community needs to breakthrough into the mainstream.“With the new AR+ logo, the industry can give consumers, developers, brands, and others a consistent framework for encountering and understanding augmented reality solutions,” said Uzzan in a press release Thursday. “There’s a sense that the AR industry has grown up too fast, that it has at times felt like the ‘Wild West.’ Today, the industry consists of multiple players, multiple platforms and easier access to AR. The new AR+ logo affirms that we’re working with a new human interface, now going mainstream.” The benefits of standardization, Uzzan said, include stability and compatibility across platforms for AR experiences. Large downloads and poor quality have deterred users from using augmented reality in the past, and standardization will streamline development, providing higher quality to the user experience. The AR+ logo, he says, is a suggestion open for discussion, and a first step toward standards for AR.AR developers can download the AR+ logo by visiting Total Immersion’s site where they can also find guidelines for the logo’s use. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Augmented Reality#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

Police officer killed in fresh violence in Darjeeling