World Rugby’s temporary law changes receive mixed reaction

first_imgThursday May 28, 2020 World Rugby’s temporary law changes receive mixed reaction It is fair to say that World Rugby’s temporary law amendments have not been universally accepted by the public. ADVERTISEMENTIn a pursuit to reduce contact exposure in rugby, and therefore facilitate a quicker return to playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, ten optional law changes were announced today with the aim of reducing the amount of time in scrums, rucks and mauls. Reducing such fundamental elements of the game of rugby union has obviously led to suggestions that this is moving closer to rugby league, where in one instance the concept of a goal line drop-out has been taken from the other code. On top of that, many have been quick to highlight that rugby is a contact sport, and that it is ultimately a tough job in overcoming that to reduce the spread of the virus. But many also are acutely aware that this is the best approach in seeing a return to rugby as soon as possible. Cool. I love rugby league.. 👀— Gareth Reynolds (@garethreynolds) May 28, 2020Excellent news. A few more minor tweaks and you will have succeeded in completely ruining the game. Either the game is playable or not. Dont de-value it with this tosh— Ed Scrivener (@ScrivRec) May 28, 2020I think the key thing with the law changes is that they are optional. Looks like World Rugby is offering suggestions to people in places where the return to the pitch may be longer than others. Super Rugby Aotearoa is not implementing any new laws.— Derek Bressette (@BressetteTheJet) May 28, 2020ADVERTISEMENTRugby union is slowly being killed and it’s all thanks to @WorldRugby. They’re using the Covid excuse to bring these “trial” laws and then I bet they’ll carry on with themOnly need 1 new law after Covid: stop the clock on scrums and restart when the ball is out— Danny Chips 🇪🇺🇬🇧#YNWA (@dannychips__) May 28, 2020The new rugby laws are complete tosh, may as well start playing league when we its safe to return to play @WorldRugby #notmygame #whatsthepoint— shakeydaisy (@Tim_Cockers) May 28, 2020Aside from the concerns that these laws are a way of World Rugby speeding up the game through the backdoor, chiefly by reducing the number of scrums, fans have been cherry picking which law changes could potentially be carried forward when normal service resumes.The idea of an orange card attracted some interest, as it will help with making fairer decisions by giving television match officials a greater chance to analyse an offence. ADVERTISEMENTSimilarly, the goal line drop-out idea has not been as emphatically dismissed as some other suggestions have. This will be awarded to a defending team when they have held the opposition up over their line, therefore eliminating the scrum. Many people have always seen the five-metre scrum as an unfair response to holding a team up, as it essentially rewards the attacking team with a platform to score, and moreover punishes the defending team for their good defence. Other changes, such as removing the effectiveness of the choke tackle, have had different responses, which may largely be down to where people come from. The goal line drop out is interesting. If it’s like a 22 the scope for short kicks to regain possession would be interesting given the amount of space other team has to cover. Could certainly lead to some unusual phases of play.— AlexDS_Rugby (@AlexDS_Rugby) May 28, 2020I will raise a pint to the death of the choke tackle. When I can raise a pint. And also glad to see ‘use it’ reduced from 5 -3 (albeit in reality probably from 10-9 !)— david kelly (@dk3lly) May 28, 2020The very fact that these changes are optional, and have already been turned down by some unions, such as in the upcoming Super Rugby Aotearoa, suggests that they may not be as damaging as some are fearing. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Royal touchdown at Shannon

first_imgShannondoc operating but only by appointment 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.Britain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles touched down shortly before midday on Tuesday at Shannon Airport for their visit to Ireland.The Prince and Duchess were welcomed on arrival by Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes, CEO Neil Pakey, Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen and Deputy Mayor of Clare County Council Joe Cooney.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming Prince Charles and the Duchess, Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes said that she took the opportunity to congratulate them on the birth of Princess Charlotte earlier this month.“We were delighted to welcome the Prince and Duchess here to Shannon and it was another very important day for us at the airport.  Prince Charles was very relaxed and was looking forward to his visit.“He was very friendly and warm.  He was only here for a brief time on arrival but I did get to congratulate him on the birth of his granddaughter Princess Charlotte.  He was like any grandfather, very proud. He said ‘that’s so kind; it’s wonderful that it’s a girl’.” Print 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. WhatsApp First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles is greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Email Prince Charles also noted in the conversation his desire to see the Burren.   “I explained to him that I was from the Burren and he said that the author and poet John O’Donoghue had always wanted him to come to the Burren. I knew John O’Donoghue personally and said to Prince Charles that John would be delighted today if he were still alive to know that the visit was happening.”Shannon Group CEO Neil Pakey said the couple were in a relaxed mood. “Both Prince Charles and the Duchess seemed very pleased to be here.  Prince Charles was, in particular, looking forward to getting a look at the Cliffs of Moher as he flies up to Galway.  He though it would be a wonderful view from the air.“It was quite windy here on arrival but the Duchess said she was pleased to be here and that the weather was no different to home.“It’s been a very busy few days here at Shannon. On Sunday we welcomed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and today we have the Prince and Duchess.”Deputy Pat Breen said that it was a pleasure to welcome Prince Charles and the Duchess to Shannon and Ireland.  “It’s a very significant day for Shannon, for Clare, for the West of Ireland and the entire nation.  This is an important visit for Prince Charles and the Duchess and, indeed, for Ireland.“I am delighted that they have decided to fly in through Shannon, the gateway to this wonderful part of Ireland.  They will feel the warmth of our welcome across the region.  This visit will further strengthen relations between Ireland and the UK and I am personally delighted that it’s all starting here in Co. Clare at Shannon Airport.” Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles is greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and Pat Breen TD when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSCamillaDuchess of CornwallfeaturedNeil PakeyPrince CharlesRose Hynesroyal visit.Shannon airport 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs (far left) when they arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles (centre) Rose Hynes and Pat Breen TD when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes, Shannon Group, Pat Breen TD and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Previous articleTicket winners for Strauss under Big TopNext articleLacing legacy and vision in cultural sectors Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsRoyal touchdown at ShannonBy Bernie English – May 19, 2015 1176 last_img read more

The seasonality of Antarctic sea ice trends

first_imgAntarctic sea ice is experiencing a weak overall increase in area that is the residual of opposing regional trends. This study considers their seasonal pattern. In addition to traditional ice concentration and total ice area, temporal derivatives of these quantities are investigated (‘intensification’ and ‘expansion’ respectively). This is crucial to the attribution of trends, since changes in forcing directly affect ice areal change (rather than ice area). Diverse regional trends all contribute significantly to the overall increase. Trends in the Weddell and Amundsen—Bellingshausen regions compensate in magnitude and seasonality. The largest concentration trends, in autumn, are actually caused by intensification trends during spring. Autumn intensification trends directly oppose autumn concentration trends in most places, seemingly as a result of ice and ocean feedbacks. Springtime trends are reconcilable with wind trends, but further study of changes during the spring melting season is required to unravel the Antarctic sea ice increase.last_img read more