Nine All Blacks stats that will terrify England more than the haka

first_img(Source: YouTube)At six foot, three inches and 17 stone, England centre Kyle Eastmond is going to have his work cut out tomorrow.8. Even their reserves are pretty special…Yet even beyond the XV selected to start on Saturday, the All Blacks’ side is packed to the brim with talent. No. IRB Player of the Year wins | Create Infographics4. But as impressive as their past may be, the All Blacks’ present could be even better…Since lifting the World Cup in 2011, Richie McCaw’s men have a jaw-dropping win percentage of 92.3 per cent. 39 games have brought 35 wins, two draws and two losses. Joe Hall 6. And the All Blacks’ most lethal players are playing against England…The seven backs selected by coach Steve Hansen for the match at Twickenham have collectively scored more tries since the World Cup than England as a team put together. New Zealand’s blockbuster centre (Williams has won the country’s boxing heavyweight belt as well as playing in both codes of rugby) scored two tries in the All Blacks’ 74 – 6 demolition of the USA in Chicago last week. He now has a record of eight tries in 20 international matches. Whatever happens, it’s going to be quite a spectacle. Tags: Trading Archive Show Comments ▼ As Stuart Lancaster’s men gear up for the first of their autumn internationals this year, they may want to look away from these incredible All Blacks stats. Players from New Zealand have been nominated for the award 20 times since 2001. England has received six nominations.  whatsapp Friday 7 November 2014 2:35 pm The current All Black crop have acquired a taste for silverware since that World Cup triumph on home soil, having won three consecutive Rugby Championships and three consecutive Bledisloe Cups. The only other side to beat them since the 2011 World Cup? You probably don’t need reminding it was Stuart Lancaster’s England who proved with a rambunctious performance in December 2012 that if you can unsettle the All Blacks early on, they can be thrown off their usual swaggering style. So that’s it then? England should just pack up and go home? Of course not. The All Blacks can and have been beaten. South Africa did so just four weeks ago.  He’s pretty good at stopping tries too: (England’s fate? Source: youtube.com/user/officialRFUTV) At an average of 27 games per player, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Julian Savea, Ben Smith and Israel Dagg have scored 74 tries between them. The All Blacks will arrive at Twickenham tomorrow surrounded in more mystique and hype than ever before. The black shirts with the silver fern have always been met with respect around the world – but this current New Zealand side may be the most fearsome ever.center_img Take Beauden Barrett for example. The 23-year-old is arguably Hansen’s third choice fly-half behind Aaron Cruden and the legendary Carter, yet in any other team in the world he’d surely be further up the pecking order. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? 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The speedy no. 10, who can also play at inside centre, scored some impressive tries along the way to his 209 points. McCaw is the third-most capped rugby union player of all time with 134 caps, while hooker Keven Mealamu on the All Blacks’ bench is fifth. (Source: YouTube)9. Experience…Alongside emerging talent such as Barrett, the All Blacks have a wealth of experience to add nouse to their game. If it’s any modicum of comfort for England; Argentina, Scotland and Ireland have never once been able to get the better of the Kiwis. 3. The world’s best players officially come from the small island at the foot of the pacific… Since the International Rugby Board first began its Player of the Year award, six winners from 13 have come from New Zealand. Two-time winner Dan Carter will be missing from the All Blacks this weekend, but captain Richie McCaw – who has won the award three times – will be present, as will current holder Kieran Read. With 1271 points amassed over 39 games, the current All Blacks side average 32.9 points per game. In their 30 games since the World Cup, England have an average of 24 points per game. In 30 games, England have scored 64.7. Sonny Bill Williams…One of those players, Sonny Bill Williams, has only just returned from a two year hiatus playing rugby league in Australia. Yet already he looks back at home in the black jersey. The All Blacks’ starting XV on Saturday has 759 caps between them, compared to England’s 359. It’s going to be a baptism of fire for England debutant Semesa Rokoduguni. Share whatsapp The side coached by Steve Hansen now has the target of becoming the first team to win back-to-back World Cups when the tournament comes to these shores next year. In this form, you wouldn’t bet against them.5. The All Blacks score more than any other major rugby nation…Skillful in tight areas, devastating on the counter-attack, the All Blacks’ dominance is built from their unmatched ability with the ball in hand. New Zealand have scored 144 tries since the world cup, more than any other major rugby nation. 1. Feeling optimistic for England? Be warned, history advises caution…New Zealand have beaten England in more than 80 per cent of their meetings to date, having won 31 of their 39 meetings with the Red Rose. Nine All Blacks stats that will terrify England more than the haka All Blacks; post-RWC record | Create Infographics England vs New Zealand: | Create Infographics2. But England aren’t alone…In fact, no country in the world has a positive win percentage against the men in black. South Africa come closest , having won 39 per cent of their meetings. last_img read more

20 things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun 20 things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert We Are LaoisA Bit of Fun Pinterest 20 things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert Twitter Community TAGSLeaving Cert RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIn Pictures: Abbeyleix NS officially open new autism unitNext articleLaois girls set to represent the Midlands at prestigious Gaynor Cup competitions LaoisToday Reporter Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ The Leaving Cert is the one time of your life no one ever wants to relive.And with the exams starting tomorrow for almost 1,000 students in Laois, we at LaoisToday have put togehter a list of the things you’ll never forget.1 – There was always someone who said they lit a candle for you.2 – That one friend who did nothing and still got on well. And there was another friend that never revealed how they got on at all.3 – Everyone looked up in the exam when someone came in with the tray of tea for the superviser.4 – The awkward person sitting outside the exam hall that had to bring you to the toilet.5 – Teachers that told you not cram the night before.6 – Teachers that told you to make sure you crammed. ‘Use every minute you have,’ they said.7 – The pain in your arm from all the writing after English Paper 1.8 – Making sure you brought six pens, five highlighters, pencils, rubbers, tip-ex, rulers and every other bit of stationery into your first exam.9 – Having to borrow a pen for your last exam.10 – The only thing pulling you through the exams was the thought of the holiday to Ibiza later in the summer.11 – Being told never to leave the exam hall until the time was up. But there was always one student that left early to go home to cut silage.12 – People who went to the convents got blessed with Lourdes water before each exam by the head nun.13 – Feeling sorry for the students that did Ag Science, Music, Art or an obscure language. They didn’t do their last exam until the middle of July.14 – Feeling extremely guilty when the supervisor walked by you even if you were doing nothing wrong.15 – That extremely jealous feeling when you’d see someone looking for extra paper. What could they be writing about?!16 – Being told it was the most important exam you’d ever do.17 – Being told by someone else that the Leaving Cert doesn’t matter at all.18 – The guessing game around which poets would come up on English. There was always one person who was convinced they knew if Yeats, Boland or Kavanagh were coming up. The gasps if one or any of the aforementioned didn’t appear would reverberate around the exam hall when the papers were opened.19 – Wanting to punch that person that said an exam was “easy” when it was clearly f***ing impossible.20 – The weather is always unbelievable. Glorious sunshine and searing heat that will last right up until you finish your last exam – just like what we are experiencing right now.SEE ALSO – New Supermac’s project in Portlaoise hit by objections Facebook Community Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th June 2018 WhatsApplast_img read more

UN political affairs chief warns against ‘backsliding’ in Ukraine

first_imgUN political affairs chief warns against ‘backsliding’ in Ukraine The United NationsAlthough a ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine has led to a significant decrease in civilian casualties, the overall situation remains fragile unless progress is made on the security and political fronts, the UN’s political affairs chief told the Security Council on Thursday.Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo briefed ambassadors who met virtually to mark the fifth anniversary of a deal to end fighting between Ukraine Government forces and mostly pro-Russian separatists, known as the Minsk II agreement.‘No reason for complacency’ The ceasefire that came into force last July resulted from a summit held in December 2019 between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, and was welcomed by the UN Secretary-General who had earlier appealed for a global ceasefire during the COVID-19 pandemic.Ms. DiCarlo described the truce as a welcome development, together with the release and exchange of detainees, but said challenges remain, including in delivering aid amid the pandemic.“The fact that the ceasefire has largely held up and that discussions continue in the established formats is no reason for complacency. Nor is it a substitute for meaningful progress. The risk of backsliding is real if negotiations become deadlocked”, she warned.Ms. DiCarlo expressed concern over the recent increase in security incidents along the contact line separating Government-controlled territory and regions held by separatists.“This dangerous trend needs to be quickly reversed”, she said.Violations continue While violations have reduced since the ceasefire, adherence has weakened over time, according to Halit Cevik of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has a Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.“Meanwhile, other violations continued despite the commitments from the sides,” said Mr. Cevik, the Mission’s Chief Monitor. He reported that improvements to military structures were observed on both sides of the contact line, while heavy weapons and “military-type positions” have been spotted in civilian areas.The parties had also agreed to open two new checkpoints along the contact line by last November. The move would have facilitated aid delivery to people who had been relatively isolated, said Heidi Grau, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in- Office.“Unfortunately, three months after the scheduled opening, both checkpoints remain unilaterally closed while negotiations on technical details are ongoing,” she said. “And yet, I remain optimistic that these questions can be solved and the checkpoints opened soon.”COVID-19 and humanitarian challenges Humanitarian access remains a significant challenge in Eastern Ukraine, where more than 3.4 million civilians, mainly women and elderly persons, still require sustained assistance.The pandemic has only worsened the situation, with freedom of movement across the contact line further restricted. Ms. DiCarlo stressed the need for action on both sides.“We urge all actors with influence to help lift undue restrictions on freedom of movement across the contact line and secure the opening of additional exit and entry crossing points,” she said. /UN News 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:agreement, anniversary, Eastern, Europe, France, Germany, Government, Humanitarian, military, Minsk, Russia, Secretary-General, security, Security Council, Ukraine, UNlast_img read more

WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, March 3, 2021

first_imgWATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, March 3, 2021Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, March 3, 2021in: Newsshare 0 WATCH: K–12 educators now eligible for vaccine ; Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved ; Alzheimer’s Association looks at disparity issues ; Camp Hope reopens in Battle Ground ; Clark College passes on spring sports. The Biden administration issued a directive pushing states to prioritize educators and childcare workers for COVID-19 vaccines, and Washington is adding them to Phase 1B-…Read more Posted by Chris Brown|Tuesday, March 2, 2021 |in : NewsK-12 educators, childcare workers added now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Washington Alzheimer’s Association finds rising case numbers and disparities in Washington and nation-wide Athletes had received the news in recent days, and Clark College made it official Tuesday, calling off baseball, softball and track and field this academic year.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Registration now open for Camp Hope in Battle Ground Next : Western States Workgroup approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for useAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Western States Workgroup approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for use The single-dose vaccine is easier to ship and store, meaning it will likely be used mostly in rural areas around the state.Read more Alzheimer’s disease continues to grow across the United States and the world, and like many health crises, it affects certain populations worse than others. But it doesn’…Read more K-12 educators, childcare workers added now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Washington Clark College opts out of spring sports Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Tuesday, March 2, 2021 |in : SportsClark College opts out of spring sports Camp Hope is open for business with safety precautions in place to continue providing outdoor education for students and foster children.Read more Registration now open for Camp Hope in Battle Ground Posted by Chris Brown|Wednesday, March 3, 2021 |in : NewsWestern States Workgroup approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for use Posted by Jacob Granneman|Wednesday, March 3, 2021 |in : HealthAlzheimer’s Association finds rising case numbers and disparities in Washington and nation-wide Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Wednesday, March 3, 2021 |in : YouthRegistration now open for Camp Hope in Battle Ground last_img read more

Bus from the movie ‘Speed’ to cross the auction block

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › The bus’ current owner picked it up from Twentieth Century Fox after filming wrapped in ’94. It joins a host of other Speed memorabilia up for grabs at Profiles in History’s Icons & Legends of Hollywood sale June 5 through 8. Also up for sale are a cutaway bus also used in filming; the Harley-Davidson driven by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day; and the 1951 Studebaker “loaner” Jim Carrey drives in the Mask.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The “hero” bus used in the filming of 1994’s “Speed.” advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A still from the 1994 film “Speed,” about a bus that couldn’t slow down. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos One of the dozen-odd buses used in the filming of 1994’s Speed is set to cross the auction block early June for an expected US$20,000 to $30,000 (or, Canadian, $25,000 to $38,000).The 1966 General Motors TDH-5303 “fishbowl” up for sale is apparently one of Speed‘s two surviving movie buses, and one of the hero vehicles used in principal filming.As the “star” of the film (about a bus rigged by a terrorist to blow if its speed dropped below 50 mph) it’s undoubtedly one of the most famous buses in the world. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSNews See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

CU Homecoming Features Parade, Kordell Stewart, Free Concert

first_imgCU-Boulder’s 2006 Homecoming festivities begin Friday, Oct. 6, with a 2 p.m. coaches’ autograph session at the University Memorial Center, a 4 p.m. CU-Texas A&M soccer game at Prentup Field and the annual Homecoming Parade on University Hill at 4:30 p.m. The Homecoming parade will feature a number of floats from CU residence halls, student groups, Greeks and the community at large. It will be led by Grand Marshall Professor Dennis Van Gerven and Honorary Grand Marshall Kordell Stewart. Van Gerven is a two-time winner of the Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Award, the Herd and SOAR teaching awards, the Honors Program teaching award, the Excellence in Education Outstanding Professor Award and was the 1998-99 Carnegie Foundation Colorado Teacher of the Year. Stewart is the Big Eight Conference’s all-time total offense leader, was first-team All Big Eight in 1994 and MVP of the 1995 Fiesta Bowl. He’ll be forever remembered as a key player in “The Catch” during the come-from-behind victory over Michigan in 1994. Stewart was a second-round draft pick by the Steelers in 1995 and was an All Pro selection in 2001. A CU pep rally will follow the parade at about 5:15 p.m. at 13th Street and University Avenue. The pep rally will feature head football Coach Dan Hawkins, CU football players and the Colorado basketball teams. A free outdoor concert will follow the pep rally at lot 204 on the CU-Boulder campus, across from the Euclid Avenue Autopark. Following is a schedule of Homecoming activities: Friday, Oct. 6 o2 p.m. Coaches’ autograph session, CU Book Store, UMC atrium o4 p.m. CU Soccer vs. Texas A&M, Prentup Field o4:30 p.m. Annual Homecoming Parade, University Hill o5:15 p.m. Pep rally, awards ceremony with CU coaches, 13th and University o7 p.m. Concert, The Motet with opener Filthy Children, lot 204 o7 p.m. Pearl Street Stampede, CU Marching Band, Courthouse on Pearl Saturday, Oct. 7 o10:30 a.m. Journalism Homecoming, Armory building, CU campus o11:30 a.m. Alumni pre-game party, Benson Field, CU campus o1:30 p.m. CU Football vs. Baylor, Folsom Field o8 p.m. “All That I Have Lost” theater premiere, University Mainstage Theater Sunday, Oct. 8 onoon Colorado Creed Community Cleanup, UMC South Terrace o1 p.m. CU Soccer vs. Texas, Prentup Field o2 p.m. Master of Fine Arts Dance Concert, Irey Theater CU sponsors for Homecoming include UCSU, Arts and Sciences Student Government, Program Council, Office of Student Affairs, Athletics Department, Chancellor’s Office and Housing and Dining Services. Community sponsors include the Daily Camera, University Hill General Improvement District, 29th Street, PEH Architects, Pasta Jay’s, Hill Alliance, CU Book Store, Wells Fargo and TEBO Development. Football tickets to the Colorado vs. Baylor football game are still available by calling (303) 49BUFFS, or (303) 492-8337. For more information about homecoming go to www.cuhomecoming.com. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 2, 2006 last_img read more

Orange reveals MEA strategy, launches separate holding entity

first_img Español AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 JUL 2015 Kavit Majithia Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Previous ArticleIndia moves to nationwide mobile number portabilityNext ArticleHuawei CEO continues European charm offensive Tags Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertascenter_img Author Related AfricaMiddle EastOrange Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Home Orange reveals MEA strategy, launches separate holding entity Orange yesterday reaffirmed ambitions to grow its presence across Africa and the Middle East via acquisition, as the company established a separate holding company for its operations in the regions, effective from this month.The move, which has been mooted for over year, will see Orange launch a holding company for all its assets in both regions under a single legal framework. Orange operates in 19 countries across Africa and the Middle East and said it has ambitions to grow revenue by approximately 5 per cent every year through to 2018. It also aims to increase operating profit faster than sales growth.Speaking at Orange’s Africa and Middle East event in London, deputy CEO and CFO Ramon Fernandez (pictured) added that the separate entity could potentially be used to attract new investors and strategic partners to team up with Orange. Most recently, the company said it was looking for investors in Egypt, while planning to increase its stake in Morocco’s Meditel.“We do a lot in both regions, so we wanted to create a clearer means of communication,” he said. “Now you can access our revenue and EBITDA performance specific to this part of the world. We could use it to work on strategic partners and develop our activities here, which we believe will be popular. When you look around, there is not a lot of scope for international companies to invest in Africa and this could be a way in.”Fernandez refuted claims that setting up the separate entity could be a way for Orange to eventually exit the region, stating that the move “reaffirms more than ever the company’s commitment to grow in both regions”.He however remains more open to potential flotation in the future, stating that “we could look at a listing at some point. We are creating conditions for opportunities as they arise”.Orange has “open mind” over acquisitions Orange revealed its Africa and Middle East unit is presently the group’s most profitable, with a 33 per cent average increase in revenue, compared to 31 per cent in other regions.It added that its strategy for Europe is based around convergence, which was reaffirmed by its proposed acquisition of Spain’s Jazztel. Fernandez also said it was not looking to expand anywhere else, apart from its three core markets.“We are not trying to be an operator in Asia, Latin America or North America. We are an operator in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and that’s where we want to be.”In Africa and the Middle East, Fernandez said the company was looking at possible acquisition targets to grow its presence, and did not rule out a move for Airtel’s assets in Africa, where the Indian company is rumoured to be looking to exit.“We know we can build,” he said. When you look at our track record, coupled with our existing presence, we are in a position to add assets if we find them at the right price. We will focus to look at potential opportunities and we have an open mind over the potential that exists.”last_img read more

Ericsson ups 5G subscriber forecast

first_img Related Tags Equipment vendor Ericsson ramped its predictions for 5G subscriptions in the period to end-2024 by an extra 400 million, due to rapid early momentum and enthusiasm for the technology following initial launches.In its latest Mobility Report, the company said 5G subscriptions were now expected to reach 1.9 billion in 2024, up from its previous forecast in November 2018 of 1.5 billion subscriptions, an increase of almost 27 per cent.The updated forecast comes as operators begin to accelerate deployments and users begin to switch to 5G devices, it stated.Ericsson also upped its forecast for 5G coverage from 40 per cent to 45 per cent of the world’s population in five years’ time, a figure which could surge to 65 per cent due to spectrum sharing, which enables deployments on LTE frequency bands.The vendor said its increased confidence regarding uptake of the technology was in part due to the strong commitment of chipset and device vendors, key to the acceleration of 5G. In the short-term, it predicted more than 10 million 5G subscriptions by the end of 2019, as compatible smartphones across all the main spectrum bands become available and an increasing number of networks go live.Indeed officials in South Korea, one of the first countries to launch 5G, in May said 260,000 subscribers had signed up for the technology just weeks after commercial launches.FervourFredrik Jejdling, EVP and head of Ericsson’s Networks business, said 5G’s rapid pace already reflects “service providers’ and consumers’ enthusiasm for the technology”.As is common across the industry, particularly in Europe, Jejdling cautioned “the full benefits can only be reaped with the establishment of a solid ecosystem in which technology, regulatory, security and industry partners all have a part to play”.In other highlights from the report, Ericsson said total mobile data traffic continued to soar globally, up 82 per cent year on year in Q1 2019. By end-2024, it expects 131 exabytes to be consumed each month, 35 per cent of which will be over 5G networks.Ericsson also forecast there will be 4.1 billion cellular IoT connections globally in 2024, up from 1 billion today. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleIBM expert wants security placed at heart of 5GNext ArticleBharti Airtel settles Tanzania ownership row Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Asia Author Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citiescenter_img Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 JUN 2019 5GEricsson Home Ericsson ups 5G subscriber forecast Kavit Majithia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonalast_img read more

The Legend of Joe Cosley

first_imgIn the 1910s, after a long day working in the woods near Polebridge, one of Glacier National Park’s first rangers, a fellow by the name of Joe Cosley, hit the trail. Legend has it he headed north, running along Bowman Lake and over Brown Pass toward Olson Creek. Then he passed Lake Francis on his way to the Goat Haunt Ranger Station near the head of Waterton Lake. There he turned north and ran along the shore until he reached the town of Waterton. When he arrived, still panting from his 35-mile jog through the wilderness, he probably straightened his shirt, brushed his hair and walked into a dance hall. And after he danced the night away and swung a few partners around, Cosley headed south and ran all the way back to Polebridge, just in time for work the following morning. The account of Cosley running 70 miles round trip to shake a leg, recorded in the book “Belly River’s Famous Joe Cosley” by Brian McClung, is just one of many amazing tales about one of Glacier’s first rangers. Cosley was born in Ontario in 1870 and was raised by a French fisherman and an Algonquin Indian. While in his later years Cosley would spin tales about his high-class eastern education and beautiful mansion near the Hudson River, it’s likely he was educated in a convent near Lake Huron. In the late 1800s, Cosley moved to Montana and made a living trapping animals and selling furs. As a trapper Cosley learned the ins and outs of the land that would eventually become America’s 10th national park. Cosley would hike and snowshoe for miles to find his catch, which he would often shoot, skin and eat on the spot. Members of the Blackfeet Nation called Cosley the “panther on snowshoes,” according to local historian Dave Renfrow. Cosley also left his mark on the park by carving his name into hundreds of trees over the years. In 1910, when Maj. William R. Logan arrived to become Glacier National Park’s first superintendent, he hired Cosley and a rough-and-tumble group of locals to serve as the first rangers. While hiring a known poacher to protect the resources of a national park may seem unusual, in the words of Logan, “It takes a poacher to find a poacher.” Cosley was assigned to the Belly River Ranger Station, deep in the northeast corner of the park. A year after he was hired, Cosley was fired for poaching near Lake McDonald. He apparently disregarded his pink slip and kept working in the park, and somehow the park continued to pay him. According to author Jerry DeSanto, in 1913 Cosley spent $1,500 (about $36,000 today) to buy a diamond ring and proposed to a Canadian girl. According to historians, the woman’s family was not impressed with Cosley’s poaching career and the ring was returned. Some say Cosley was so distraught that he buried the ring in a tree and it’s still somewhere in the park today. Others say Cosley dug it out a few years later to buy more gear. By 1914, the park finally fired Cosley for good and, with nothing else to do, he joined the Canadian army and went to Europe to fight in World War I. According to legend, or at least stories Cosley would later tell, he was a sure shot and killed more than 60 enemy soldiers. Upon his return to North America, Cosley went back to his favorite trapping grounds and poached and guided in Glacier for more than a decade until 1929 when ranger Joseph Heimes arrested Cosley for possessing traps, firearms and pelts. In an account Heimes wrote years later, the legendary trapper tried to escape at least three times, even after the ranger “bumped his head up against a tree and sort of knocked him coo-coo.” Eventually, Heimes delivered his prisoner to West Glacier where he was fined and jailed. Soon after, a few friends bailed Cosley out and then drove him to McDonald Creek where he ran deep into the park’s wilderness toward his old camp near Belly River. The rangers soon figured out Cosley’s plan to grab his furs and guns and head north, so they hopped a train for the east side of the park. By the time they arrived at the camp Cosley was already gone and “all tracks had been carefully erased and everything completely disappeared.” One of the park’s first rangers hopped the border and lived out the rest of his life in Canada, never to be seen in Glacier again. But the legend and lore of Joe Cosley still echoes through the park today. MORE FROM THE AMAZING ISSUEReturn of the Moonwalkers Bringing Jacob Back to Life A Century of Living Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Comment / Comment: Technical interoperability – connect once, communicate with many

first_imgIllustration 26989497 © Jntvisual – Dreamstime.com [1] FEDeRATED and FENIX are both committed to document the semantic models used within those projects. The clear objective is to ensure those semantic models are the same where they overlap, so the networks can easily exchange data / information between them.[2] Linked data, semantic models and ontologies extend far beyond tracking and create a web of data that provides full transparency into all aspects of transport and logistics regardless of mode of transport.[3] UNECE – Conference on “Role of Advanced technologies in overcoming COVID-19 disruptions in international trade”, 2 July 2020[4] The World Economic Forum recognized the issue and issued a white paper highlighting the issue and indicating approaches to deal with the issue. https://www.weforum.org/whitepapers/inclusive-deployment-of-blockchain-for-supply-chains-part-6-a-framework-for-blockchain-interoperability[5] Besides the projects we mentioned, many more have run and/or are running involving yet again large numbers of different stakeholdersAbout the authorsHanane Becha is actively driving smart assets standardisation for key industries such as maritime and rail freight. She is currently the DCSA IoT programme project lead. She is also the UN/CEFACT vice chair for transport and logistics, leading the UN/CEFACT Smart Container Project, as well as the UN/CEFACT Cross Industry Supply Chain Track and Trace Project. Hanane has received a PhD and an MSc in Computer Sciences from the University of Ottawa and a BSc from l’Université du Québec.Todd Frazier is strategic project lead in the US Regulatory Compliance Group and is the FedEx Express accredited representative to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He is also chairman of the Cargo Services Conference, the cargo standards formulation body of IATA, and participates in several projects in UN/CEFACT.Rudy Hemeleers is director of 51Biz-PPMB Luxembourg, a management consultancy and policy advisor with private and public customers in multiple modes of transport including air-cargo, road and inland navigation.  He represents INE (Inland Navigation Europe) in the EU DTLF (Digital Transport and Logistics Forum). 51Biz Luxembourg is an external advisor of the Luxembourg government (e-CMR, eFTI, EU RISCOMEX). 51Biz coordinates the FEDeRATED EU-Gate living lab.Steen Erik Larsen is the head of technology M&A in AP Møller-Maersk, the global integrator of container logistics, connecting and simplifying the supply chains. Larsen has the responsibility for the enterprise risk management aspects pertaining to information technology in integration and partnering. He also represents Maersk in the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA).Bertrand Minary is chief innovation & digital officer at SNCF Logistics rail & multimodal division, the third rail freight company in Europe. Due to his important experience in supply chain, rail and digital, he is in charge of reinventing rail freight business with added value, using lean start-up, UX and agile approaches.Henk Mulder is head of digital cargo at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He initiated and leads the ONE Record data sharing standard. Henk has degrees in IT Engineering and Mathematics.André Simha is the chief digital & information officer at Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the second-largest container carrier in the world, whose team is responsible for implementing and developing the complex data flow between the company’s headquarters and its agencies around the globe, as well as steering the business towards the digital future of the shipping and logistics sector. Simha is also the chairman of the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA).Jaco Voorspuij is responsible for industry engagement transport & logistics at GS1, and has worked developing global data standards with various standardisation organisations (GS1, CEN, UN/CEFACT) and is co-chair of the International Taskforce Port Call Optimization. This the second part of an article co-authored by a group of leading IT and innovation executives from the freight industry, stressing the need for more comprehensive data standards to service 21st century supply chains.The first part, which discussed developing semantic interoperability across supply chains and transport modes, was published yesterday.In addition to semantic interoperability, and considering the huge potential of the IoT data to improve door-to-door logistic chains, there is a need to address the physical connectivity of the devices, and among the different information systems.The DCSA [Digital Container Shipping Association] has recently defined the physical connection characteristics related to the radio interfaces to be supported by gateways that ensure smart assets’ connectivity on the vessel and on land facilities. By Hanane Becha, Todd Frazier, Rudy Hemeleers, Steen Erik Larsen, Bertrand Minary, Henk Mulder, André Simha, and Jaco Voorspuij 08/10/2020 There are new initiatives and approaches under consideration and developments that aim to make the system-to-system communications’ exchange of operational information much easier and much less costly than today. The EIF refers to these communications as “technical interoperability”.The overview below to connect IT systems technically is in no way comprehensive. The review, however, will identify some of the ways standards-creating organisations are now moving forward to facilitate an end-to-end transport supply chain.While the standards and identification schemes from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), UN/CEFACT and GS1 all provide a well-established and proven solution approach that could be adopted even more widely, the details required to implement are not as clear-cut when it comes to connecting the multiple and varied IT systems of the stakeholders to provide interoperability.Currently, several initiatives aim to reduce or even remove most of the complexity involved in the diversity of system-to-system connection. All of these initiatives propose approaches that move away from the traditional one-to-one connections that are the root cause of the lack of system-to-system connectivity of today towards a model of “connect once and communicate with many”.In effect, they create a “network” based on agreed standards. Organisations wishing to connect their system connect to the network once and after that, they can then communicate relevant information with any other organisation connected to the network. Clearly, this makes it much easier to achieve a positive return on investment for building the technical connection with the network, i.e. invest once and see returns from being connected with many business partners.These networks may adopt different (technical) approaches to enable a much-simplified connectivity. Various approaches can be grouped into two main categories:Networks that do not store data about the business operations within the network. They merely provide the facility to transport the digital data across the network in a trusted, secure and safe way.Networks that store data about the business operations within the network. The data may be a small subset of all data exchanged; it also may be encrypted with access tightly controlled and restricted to only parties who are authorised to see it.There are many networks that do not store business operations data within the network itself: eg,  PEPPOL, FEDeRATED, FENIX, RISCOMEX/VISURIS, SWING, iCargo, eFreight, ORPHEUS and AEOLIX. Many of these are projects that the European Commission has funded over the years to develop those networks. The European Community now calls those networks “federative networks of platforms”. Some have been adopted widely by many organisations (all over the world).The PEPPOL network for instance serves tens of thousands (maybe more than 100,000) private and governmental organisations in Europe and Asia Pacific. The network processes many millions of business transactions every year.FENIX and FEDeRATED projects are currently in progress and they aim to expand the functionality, performance and power of those federative networks even further. These networks rely on the four-corner model. One organisation connects to one access point for the network. All access points in the network can exchange/transmit data (using agreed technical protocols and patterns) between each other. Another organisation connects to another access point of the network and thus, is able technically to communicate with the first organisation. This then is the four-corner model where there are two organisations plus two access points making up the four corners in the model.Figure 1. The FEDeRATED EU-Gate living lab project extends the ONE Record “Internet of Logistics” approach to road transport whereby EU authorities will be able to access transport information when the EU eFTI regulation becomes applicable.The technical protocols and patterns may differ for the various networks. That said, most commonly supported patterns are RESTful API (using JSON formats), Publish & Subscribe and “transfer of EDI-messages”.The EDI3.org is a global initiative that aims to publish UN/CEFACT reference data models and code lists as machine-readable vocabularies (JSON-LD) that will be available to design high quality RESTful API (application programming interfaces) with a goal to safeguard semantic and technical interoperability with the UN/CEFACT standards that are maintained through a bi-annual governance process.The IATA ONE Record approach is one example of the concept of “Linked Data”. GS1 Digital Link is another. Linked data allows companies to reference any data of third-party data sources using web URI (unique resource identifier) and through such linkage access relevant data as needed directly through the web. In this case, mode specific consignment identification as well as tracking data can be linked together.Linked data also implies that a semantic model and an ontology exists, as is the case for the organisations and projects mentioned[1] and therefore, both the context and the meaning of the consignment and tracking data are explicit and understandable[2].Coming to the second category mentioned above, many networks rely on storing business operations data within the network. Among many others, there are Tradelens, Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) and traditional VANs (value added networks) like INTTRA and Descartes. The EC has funded projects to ensure such networks can more easily share data even when the data is collected and stored using different technologies. The DataPorts project (Data Platform for Cognitive Ports) is one example of those projects.Some of these networks have been around for many years and use traditional (relational) databases to store the information in a central location managed by a single organisation. Other networks store the shared data in distributed databases that may take different forms. Approaches such as distributed ledger technologies (DLT), blockchain, EPCIS etc, all store (subsets of) business operations data that may then be accessed by participants in the network. The levels of trust, security and safety may vary from network to network. The scalability of the networks often differs considerably, as well.The data stored in the network (“online”) almost invariably connects to databases that run outside the network (but can be accessed via the network). The data in those databases is called “offline” data.Distributed ledger and blockchain technologies currently attract a lot of attention as a basis for trusted, secure and safe storage within a networked environment[3]. In many cases, it is easier to connect federative networks that do not store data in the network together than it is connecting networks that rely on data stored within the network. The storage technologies used in the different networks may be difficult (or currently impossible) to combine whilst maintaining support for all functionality that was available in any of the individual networks based on the storage available in the network[4].Stakeholders’ involvement in adoption of standards The various initiatives and projects mentioned above have literally evolved and involved many hundreds of organisations (both private and governmental). These organisations are active in every area of the supply chain[5].Clearly, there is a very high demand from supply chain stakeholders to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain. All of those initiatives aim to improve tracking first so they have a reliable foundation of information available based on which they can make data-driven decisions with confidence.Organisations adopting and using standards should remind the standardisation organisations of the paramount need for cooperation in developing these international standards, so they can be more universally accepted and implemented.SummarySupply chains today can no longer meet the heightened expectations of sellers and buyers when it comes to detailed tracking of the current location and condition of their goods. Even logistics service providers involved in the transport of the goods from seller to buyer are struggling with the lack of reliable tracking information for the cargo, the transport equipment and transport means, particularly when intermodal transfers are involved.However, current initiatives are delivering the needed building blocks for future interoperability, both semantic (operational data) and technical (IT systems).We are now in a transition from the standards adopted by individual transport modes to current efforts by multiple international standards organisations to identify a normalised method(s) of identification of the required data that will be applicable to any seller-to-buyer shipment, regardless of the transport mode. This shipment approach has been modelled in the past by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and e-Business (UN/CEFACT).However, overall adoption of tracking and tracing in a multimodal approach has not yet been completed. The current initiatives improving upon the standards already developed are delivering the needed building blocks for facilitating future intermodal supply chains. Normalised information using internationally agreed and recognised IT communications standards exchanged between the transport operators and their stakeholders will provide the building blocks toward efficient interoperability. These building blocks, both old and new, should be based on common and open standards regardless of the mode of transport and regardless of any specific stakeholder group to ensure the most efficient end-to-end supply chains can be achieved.The solution to normalised intermodal data communications between various modes of transport and the interoperability of their systems through the cooperation of the standards organisations and adoption of these new standards initiatives will help facilitate and enhance future international trade.last_img read more