Mike Tindall fined £25,000 and kicked out of England squad

first_imgEngland’s Mike Tindall attends the captain’s run training session on the eve of the 2011 Rugby World Cup match pool B between Argentina and England at Otago stadium in Dunedin on September 9, 2011 . AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS One expensive night out – Tindall thrown out of the England Squad and fined £25 000THE Rugby Football Union has taken the following disciplinary action regarding breaches of the England Elite Player Squad Agreement during the 2011 Rugby World Cup:Mike Tindall has been removed from the England Elite Player Squad with immediate effect and fined £25,000 for his conduct around the events that took place in Queenstown on the night of Sunday, September 11, 2011Chris Ashton has been fined £5,000 (fine suspended until December 31, 2012), for his part in the events in Dunedin on Friday, September 9, 2011 and warned as to his future conductJames Haskell has been fined £5,000 (fine suspended until December 31, 2012), for his part in the events in Dunedin on  Friday, September 9, 2011 and warned as to his future conductDylan Hartley has been cleared of being involved in the exchange of inappropriate language which led to allegations of wrongdoing against himself, Chris Ashton and James Haskell, in Dunedin on  Friday, September 9, 2011The sanctions follow appearances by the players before the RFU’s Professional Rugby Director Rob Andrew and Legal and Governance Director Karena Vleck.Rob Andrew said: “We have considered all the evidence carefully and interviewed the players at length. These actions have not been taken lightly but we believe that in all these cases the sanctions are commensurate with the level of seriousness of what occurred.“Mike Tindall’s actions reached a level of misconduct that was unacceptable in a senior England player and amounted to a very serious breach of the EPS Code of Conduct.  Whilst we acknowledge his previous good character it needs to be made clear that what he did will not be tolerated.“Regarding the events in Dunedin, it should be stressed that the allegations of very serious wrong-doing made against Chris Ashton, Dylan Hartley and James Haskell by Annabel Newton, a member of staff at the team hotel, were entirely false. We do not believe the players had any intention to sexually harass or intimidate Ms Newton. “However, the incident is precisely the kind of dangerous, compromising situation the players were warned about prior to departure for New Zealand and that they were specifically told to avoid in the EPS Code of Conduct.“While we found that Dylan Hartley played no part in the ill-considered exchange with Annabel Newton, Chris Ashton and James Haskell’s behaviour on September 9 did breach the EPS Code of Conduct and they have each been given suspended fines of £5,000. If they commit any further breaches of the Code before December 31, 2012 the fines will become due.“Finally, these episodes and the subsequent disciplinary action should stand as a strong reminder that the highest standards of personal conduct are expected from any England player on and off the field.” The players have the right to appeal to the RFU Acting Chief Executive within three working days from today.The RFU will not be making any further comment about the above action.last_img read more

My big break

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. My big breakOn 4 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Mark Sherburn has been at Canon (UK) for 10 years and is currently generalmanager of personnel. Prior to Canon, on leaving university, he joined Asda asa retail manager, before moving into the HR department. He then worked forLewisham Council as head of training and development for Leisure Services. Herehe talks about his biggest break in HR “My most important HR career move to date was taking on the role ofgeneral manager for training and development at Canon, after working asnational sales manager on indirect sales products. My experience as a salesmanager meant I brought with me a much wider perspective of the organisation. Switching functions also gave me the energy and desire to achieve newtargets, while having the proven ability to support the sharp-end needs of thedepartment. “Working closely with my European colleagues has had a huge impactprofessionally – enabling me to really stretch myself while working alongsidedifferent nationalities. The role has also given me a solid grounding in a widerange of training and development disciplines such as management development,sales, IT and product training. “Through this role I developed a far more strategic impact on theorganisation as I was able to closely liaise at director level, and identifiedkey areas that could be improved. But more than anything the position enabled me to establish myself as thesenior representative of the training and development department, and gave methe chance to influence the company, which is something I value greatly.” last_img read more

Sutton Foster & Co. Are Caught in a Bad Romance in This Week’s Younger

first_img If you’re messing around behind your lover’s back, you better hope Sutton Foster doesn’t catch you. In this week’s episode of Younger, Liza drops the mic on himbo Thad, Diana namedrops Angela Lansbury(‘s lighting designer), and we get definitive proof that men are indeed stupid; men are vain; love’s disgusting; love’s insane. Check out all the humiliating business below. SEASON 2, EPISODE 10: “Bad Romance”Emoji UpdateLiza gets a rude start to her morning when she spots Josh and Greta (the reporter he’s now with) in Page Six. Diana catches wind of the situation, and in a rare but amusingly touching moment of sympathy, treats Liza to lunch. While in their “power booth,” Diana encourages Liza to focus on her career—an unknowingly resonant thing to say to someone who committed fraud to restart her career. Meanwhile, Lauren has taken charge of Kelsey and Thad’s wedding plans, and they sound exactly how you’d imagine plans from the girl who made Kelsey wear this would. At a young professionals mixer, a coworker of Thad’s blabs to Liza about his alleged trysts with assistants. Liza doesn’t jump to any immediate conclusions, but like any good friend stays on guard. Liza has dinner in Brooklyn with David and daughter Caitlin, and following some wine and an unfortunate accordion incident, she hooks up with her ex-husband. The weather is as angry about this as we are are. The engagement party is somehow stranger than Lauren’s “hot mitzvah,” and after a failed attempt to get Kelsey to question Thad flirting with another woman at his own engagement party, she gets the evidence she needs: a video from Thad’s coworker of him hooking up in a bathroom stall with another woman. Of course Thad is right behind her and knows he’s screwed (so to speak.) The episode ends with a bold Liza giving him a choice: “Either you tell her, or I will.”Biggest OMG Moment:Liza’s ultimatum to Thad was gasp-inducing. A hip party was the setting of the biggest reveal of last season, so once we saw the aerial bartenders and drag queen sushi servers, we had an inkling something equally dramatic was about to happen. If Kelsey does indeed find out about Thad’s infidelity from either him or Liza, we can only hope a Sutton Foster/Hilary Duff “Every Day a Little Death” cover immediately follows.Millennial Glossary:DTF: (adjective) An acronym for “down to f**k.” While the phrase is used all too often to slut-shame, it is also self-appointed by people who are indeed down to f**k, e.g. Marta the Deer Slayer (coined because she sold venison out of her college dorm). The phrase was popularized by—if not originating from—the show Jersey Shore.Moment That Made Us Go:When Liza sleeps with her ex-husband, especially because it only seemed to happen at Kelsey’s insistence! We’re all for Liza being able to make her own choices, and all things considered, she’s done a pretty good job so far (despite, you know, the premise of the entire show). Still, waiting for them to get back together was like waiting for Tony to die. Just get it over with; Maria has a dramatic monologue to deliver.Diana’s Statement Jewelry Update!No statement necklace from Diana this week, but this look is a LEWK. Think the coat of Olivia Pope, the earrings of Kerry Washington and the gloves of…Cruella de Vil? If you have a Dalmatian-related crisis, consider it handled. Dan Amboyer & Sutton Foster in ‘Younger'(Photo: TV Land) View Commentslast_img read more

No more media reports but group still holed up in Cuban church two months later

first_imgNewsRegional No more media reports but group still holed up in Cuban church two months later by: – October 24, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Flag of Cuba. Imagevia: flags.netHAVANA, Cuba (South Journal) — Two months ago, various international media agencies flocked to a small Cuban church and spread different versions about a religious retreat taking place in the building. But after several days the curious development started by a group of 63 persons stopped being at the centre of interest of reporters. However, the retreat still continues at the Infanta and Santa Marta street Pentecostal Church in Havana.Crónicas de Cuba blog spoke on several occasions with William Herrera, spokesperson of the group and son of Pastor Braulio Herrera Tito, leader of the congregation that decided, on August 21, to share their faith and wait for “an event that made Cubans look at God.” Their intention is to keep on their retreat “until God wishes.”Cronicas de Cuba exchanged text messages with Herrera about the event thus far: “We are now happier than when we started the retreat. We have now witnessed that God´s words have turned into reality and that God has been speaking to us…God told us some days ago ‘I have arrived!’ And we believe it…!”William Herrera said that “all here are in good health as they learn how to be affectionate with one another as God’s children do.”Meanwhile, outside the church, some relatives come to speak with their loved ones through the window, and life stays its normal course at the corner of Infanta and Santa Marta streets.The people inside the church also sent a message to all Cubans: “Our wish is that all Cubans and the world may experience God, that they know what living for the others mean and that they love God with all their spirit, mind, soul and heart. So that God be glorified through our life.”Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share Share 14 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

GVC Holdings secures £1.4 billion debt syndication for Ladbrokes Coral takeover

first_img Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Issuing a market update, FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has detailed that it has launched a ‘general syndication’ for its intended debt-financed takeover of Ladbrokes Coral Plc.Pursuing the larger FTSE100 Ladbrokes Coral enterprise, GVC governance has secured a syndicated ‘Lien Term B’ debt-bond valued at £1.4 billion (comprising £, € and US$ tranches).Furthermore, through the restructured debt syndication, GVC governance will gain access to a £550 million multi-currency revolving credit facility.Should GVC clear the final hurdles of its propose £4 billion takeover of Ladbrokes Coral, the online gambling group will use the debt proceeds ‘to satisfy the cash consideration payable to Ladbrokes Coral Shareholders’.GVC’s accepted bid, at a valuation of £4 billion (207p per share), dependent on the UK government’s FOBTs judgement, seeks to deliver Ladbrokes Coral shareholders a premium of circa 19%.The takeover deal sees Ladbrokes Coral shareholders awarded a 32.7p in cash per share, 0.141 ordinary GVC shares and a contingent entitlement of up to a further 42.8p should Ladbrokes Coral gain a favourable FOBTs review.Updating deal stakeholders, GVC will further use refinanced proceeds to clear certain Ladbrokes Coral debt obligations, deal costs and expenses.The £550 million multi-currency facility will be used to fund certain general corporate initiatives/purposes should GVC and Ladbrokes Coral combine.This February the GVC-Ladbrokes Coral takeover was forward for review by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), investigating whether the combination would lead to a “substantial lessening of competition” within the UK gambling sector.last_img read more