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  • Joe Marler gives England a scare after playing a limited part in training

    first_imgJoe Marler was a notable absentee for the majority of England’s last training session before Eddie Jones names his side for their first World Cup match against Tonga on Sunday, raising question marks over whether the loosehead prop will be available.Marler did not take part in England’s high-octane fitness session on Thursday afternoon and it is understood he was restricted to limited work with Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell – both of whom have been ruled out of Sunday’s match – while the rest of the squad were then put through their paces under match conditions. France confident of pipping England to top spot and going all the way to World Cup final … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. 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Rugby World Cup 2019 Read more Show Topics • Fixtures, tables and results• Top try and points scorers• Stadium guide• Referee guide• Our latest minute-by-minute live reports• Sign up to The Breakdown, our free rugby union email newsletterTeam guidesPool A: Ireland, Japan, Russia, Samoa, ScotlandPool B: Canada, Italy, Namibia, New Zealand, South AfricaPool C: Argentina, England, France, Tonga, USAPool D: Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Uruguay, Wales Rugby World Cup Share on LinkedIn Thank you for your feedback. Meanwhile, Elliot Daly has urged England to focus on advancing through the pool stages before even contemplating winning the World Cup. England failed to reach the quarter-finals of their home World Cup four years ago and Daly believes the first priority must be to avoid a similar fate in Japan.“Everyone wants to win the World Cup, but for us it’s just important to get out of the pool well,” Daly said. “We’ve got USA and Tonga to start and then Argentina and France, so they’re our main focus.We need to perform well in that opening game to get off to a good start and then we can see what happens after that.”Murray and Sexton bringing ‘buzz’ backHalf-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have boosted Ireland’s “buzz” before Sunday’s World Cup kick-off, according to Richie Murphy.Skills coach Murphy waxed lyrical over Ireland’s British and Irish Lions playmakers, describing Murray as “sharp” and Sexton “very hungry” with the Yokohama clash against Scotland inching closer. Murray and Sexton ran the show in Ireland’s 2018 Six Nations Grand Slam but have both since had to battle for form and fitness. Rugby union Twitter Share on Twitter Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP Was this helpful? Support The Guardian Share via Email Share on Messenger Hide Share on WhatsApp England rugby union team Johnny Sexton during Ireland training in Ichihara. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Reuse this content Pinterest Share on Pinterest Facebook With Mako Vunipola already ruled out, England can ill afford another injury headache at loosehead prop, particularly someone of Marler’s experience. Ellis Genge is also part of the squad and would start against Tonga on Sunday if Marler was unable to while the reserve hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie does have experience of playing at prop at age-grade level but has never done so internationally.Jones names his side at 4.15am BST on Friday morning and, while the Rugby Football Union moved to play down concerns over Marler, it is well known that Jones places great stock in the last session before the team announcement.Marler, who is also acting as emergency tighthead cover in Japan, is one of five props in England’s squad with Jones admitting when naming his World Cup squad that he was taking a risk in certain areas, including the front row. The 29-year-old Marler retired from international rugby 12 months ago, citing the need to spend more time with his family, but reversed his decision over the summer. The duo eased back into familiar rhythm and tempo in Ireland’s 19-10 warm-up win over Wales in Dublin, though – and now Murphy has backed both to help deliver “a massive World Cup”.“Conor picked up that knock earlier on in pre-season but he’s bounced back really well, he looks sharp, his passing is good,” said Murphy. “Johnny’s in really good form. Obviously, he’s only had one game coming into the World Cup which is probably not exactly what he would have wanted.“He would have wanted to play more. That’s where he’s at. He’s in really good shape physically, mentally very hungry, and he’s looking forward to a massive World Cup, as all our players are. He’s in a really good place. There’s a nice buzz around the two guys when they’re training and they’re leading within the group.” PA Quick guide Our Rugby World Cup 2019 coverage last_img read more

  • Children’s Advocate Calls for Partnerships

    first_imgChildren’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, is calling for effective partnerships by all stakeholders, in addressing the issues affecting the nation’s children.“The state of our nation’s children demands that it’s all hands on deck… There is no simple solution. There is no one individual or organization that is the repository of all the answers,” she said.“There must be a recognition therefore that we all have to pool our mental resources, be willing to learn from each other and highlight and embrace the best practices garnered along the way,” Mrs. Gordon Harrison added.The Children’s Advocate was speaking at a swearing-in ceremony for 53 new Justices of the Peace (JPs) for the parish of Kingston, held at the Leslie Ridout Hall, Kingston Bookshop Limited, in downtown Kingston, on April 30.[RELATED: Newly Appointed JPs Called to be Standard Bearers]She emphasised that the Government, civil society, various organizations and community members have critical roles to play in protecting the nation’s children.“The old adage, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, rings true to this very day, even though we seem to have departed from that approach to child rearing. Each of us in our insular world and our realities as we would wish them to be, continue with business as usual when we sometimes learn of questionable circumstances which may negatively affect a child,” the Advocate said.“The fact is that if as individuals we are not willing to stand up and be counted, all the laws, policies and institutional frameworks that may be put in place, are quite worthless. Systems need the co-operation of people to make them work effectively,” she emphasised.Mrs. Gordon Harrison said the nation’s children are affected by all types of violence and are featured as both victims/witnesses and as perpetrators.She noted that some of the abuses children are exposed to are: sexual and other types of physical abuse, emotional abuse, child labour, neglect, and deemed to be in need of care and protection.The Advocate said that children who are neglected and those reported as being in need of care and protection account for the majority of cases, and informed that for 2012, 4,428 children were reported to be neglected, while 3,040 were in need of care and protection.“This points to an issue of parenting, insufficient or lax supervision and a degradation of good sound values and morals and positive attitudes towards our children. The time has come for social re-engineering, a collective consciousness that we must re-tool and equip our parents and communities with the necessary resources to deal with the task of child rearing as a priority, and as their most important job,” she argued.She said the figures reveal that the variety of issues touch and affect children in all parishes and the types of abuses are quite expansive.Mrs. Gordon Harrison said in 2011, a total of 6,675 children were reported as being abused, adding that the figure increased to 7,185 in 2012.“Of the total for 2012, some 4,204 were girls and 2,890 were boys. Girls continue to suffer more abuses, but quite a few boys are impacted as well,” she pointed out.With the new members in place, there are approximately 700 Justices of the Peace serving the parish of Kingston.Training was carried out over three to six weeks by Judge, Sonia Bertram Linton, Q.C., in conjunction with the Justice Training Institute.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

  • Baleàrias New Eco Ferry Connects Ibiza Formentera

    first_imgzoom Spanish company Baleària’s latest addition, the eco fast ferry Eco AQUA, has started sailing between Ibiza and Formentera.The 28-meter-long vessel is the first from the batch of four eco fast ferries ordered by the company. The unit was launched by Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan in early November at its GRP division.Capable of carrying 350 passengers, the eco ferries have been designed focusing on eco-efficiency, comfort and speed during navigation.The remaning three ferries from the batch, which will be named Eco TERRA, Eco AIRE and Eco LUX, will be finished between the end of this year and the middle of 2018.The quartet will feature a wave-piercing bow which displaces water towards the side tunnels in order to maintain speed. Capable of reaching a maximum speed of 28 knots, the ferries are designed to be able to operate in the different short distance trips that the shipping company makes in the Balearic Islands.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more