Social media reacts to Ian Madigan match-winner for Ulster

first_imgThe fly-half slotted a last-minute kick to make the Pro14 final Class @Ian_madigan — Sam Davies (@samdavey1993) September 5, 2020 Ulster had to dig themselves out of trouble at several points during their Pro14 semi-final, but the province would ultimately rise to the challenge. Madigan had already nailed a conversion from the touchline to make it 19-19, before stepping up to take the winning kick. It was a fine demonstration of grit.Ulster now head into an all-Ireland Pro14 final, as they face Leinster at the Aviva Stadium at 7.35pm on 12 September.In the aftermath of the big kick, some excited figures took to social media to register their appreciation. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Simon Zebo wasn’t the only star to make a point about Madigan’s mentality – and several others celebrated his focus while considering where he is in his career and what his recent few years have been like.There were also a few light-hearted Tweets about the Irish fly-half. Iceman … nudge @Ian_madigan— Amber Reed (@avreed12) September 5, 2020Obviously Edinburgh will be crushed by the result. Head coach Richard Cockerill said post-match: “I’m disappointed that we didn’t understand what we needed to do. “Our international players in those key moments have to step up. It’s about winning the game. It’s about doing the right thing to win a game of knockout rugby and some of our boys clearly don’t understand what that looks like. “I won’t make excuses and say we’re on the right path. We should have won tonight.” The definition of clutch from Ian Madigan— Rúaidhrí O’Connor (@RuaidhriOC) September 5, 2020center_img Social media reacts to Ian Madigan match-winner for UlsterThere was high drama in the closing stages of the Guinness Pro14 semi-final between Edinburgh and Ulster at Murrayfield last night, as fly-half Ian Madigan slotted an 80th-minute penalty to take a 22-19 win.The ten held his nerve to send the vital kick between the sticks and understandably there were scenes of jubilation as the assistants raised their flags. Great nerve. Ian Madigan. Ulster came back from somewhere approaching deadsville. Fair play. Edinburgh – mistake, mistake, mistake, defeat. Got what they deserved— Tom English (@TEnglishSport) September 5, 2020Where does Madigan’s kick rate for you in terms of last-gasp winners? Who else would you rate amongst the most ‘clutch’ performers?Feel free to let us know what your favourites have been down the years. You can contact us at [email protected] Or hit us up on social media. @Ian_madigan the size of a !!! Great to have an all Irish final to look forward to— luke fitzgerald (@lukefitz11) September 5, 2020 Special moment: After Ian Madigan slots the winner (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

RSF calls on the UK to protect role of journalistic sources in treatment of Julian Assange

first_img Follow the news on United Kingdom News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting sources InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment On 11 April, Assange was arrested by Metropolitan Police officers at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, on a warrant issued by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court. Assange had been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since that time, having successfully sought asylum after a British court approved his extradition request to Sweden in connection with a rape investigation that Sweden later dropped in 2017.Assange had refused to leave the Ecuadorian embassy during that time out of fear that he could be extradited to Sweden and face charges in the United States in connection with Wikileaks’ publication of more than 250,000 US diplomatic cables in 2010.“Targeting Assange after nearly nine years because of Wikileaks’ provision of information to journalists that was in the public interest (such as the leaked US diplomatic cables) would be a purely punitive measure and would set a dangerous precedent for journalists, whistleblowers, and other journalistic sources that the US may wish to pursue in the future. The UK must stick to a principled stance with any related requests from the US to extradite Assange, and ensure his protection under UK and European law relevant to his contributions to journalism”, said RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire.RSF calls on the UK authorities to prioritise the principles of freedom of expression and protection of the role of journalism, including journalistic sources, in their treatment of Assange, in line with UK law and the UK’s international human rights obligations. As such, the UK should refrain from complying with requests to extradite Assange to the US that would aim at sanctioning his journalistic-like activities.The UK and US are respectively ranked 40th and 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London for alleged breach of bail. He was taken into police custody on 11 April after being evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he had been living for nearly seven years. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the UK to prioritise the principles of freedom of expression and protection of the role of journalism, including journalistic sources, in their treatment of Assange. News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting sources InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment ALERT: US – Chelsea Manning sent to jail for refusing to testify on Wikileaks News to go further July 30, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF Index 2018: UK remains one of the worst-ranked Western European countries Organisation US – National Whistleblower Day: Will journalists be spared in the Trump administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers? March 8, 2019 Find out more April 25, 2018 Find out more April 11, 2019 RSF calls on the UK to protect role of journalistic sources in treatment of Julian Assange Newslast_img read more

Donegal Deputy comes under fire on Tonight with Vincent Browne over remarks regarding Smithwick…

first_img WhatsApp News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – December 5, 2013 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Donegal Deputy comes under fire on Tonight with Vincent Browne over remarks regarding Smithwick report Pinterest Padraig MacLochlainn on Tonight with Vincent Browne last nightDonegal North East Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn has been criticised over remarks he made last night in relation to the Smithwick Tribunal report.The Smithwick Tribunal report found that collusion between members of the Gardai and the IRA took place in the killing of two senior RUC officers, Harry Breen and Pat Buchanan, after they left a Dundalk Garda station on 20 March 1989.Speaking on Tonight with Vincent Browne last night, Deputy MacLochlainn said that the IRA members who shot Breen and Buchanan “had a duty as much as Michael Collins and the IRA of the War of Independence, as much as Padraig Pearse and James Connolly.”He said they “had a right to take a war in the absence of political leadership” and said this was “the context” in which the murders in Dundalk happened…[podcast][/podcast]A lawyer for the Breen family, criticised his comments.John McBurney, also appearing on Tonight with Vincent Browne said the remarks were “insulting” and “offensive”….[podcast][/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous article50 foot Christmas tree brought down in Carndonagh in high windsNext articleESB strike would be out of proportion – Energy Minister News Highland Google+last_img read more

Younger Recap: Sutton Foster Was Gonna Show Us Around Jersey, But Then She Got High

first_img Another week, another Younger episode to dissect with emoji, Sutton Foster GIFs and statement jewelry. (Or no statement jewelry?! We don’t even know anymore!) After successful putting out a work fire last week—two if you count Charles’ Penisgate—Liza battles some personal demons while juggling her boyfriend with her old friendships. Let’s see what went down.SEASON 2, EPISODE 5: “Jersey, Sure”Emoji UpdateJosh and Liza spoon, but before they can fork, Josh gets a new Instagram follower: Caitlin, Liza’s daughter. Josh expresses concern that he doesn’t know much about Liza’s personal life (her non-millennial life). Liza says she wants to give Caitlin more time, which is an interesting way of saying she needs more time. At Empirical, Kelsey pressures Jade to turn in some pages, and we’re starting to wonder why Kelsey and Liza fought so hard for this account after they determined it was a lost cause last week. As Josh plays the washboard at a Williamsburg bar (when in Rome, right?), Liza’s New Jersey friends Michelle and Tom commend her on her “cougar”hood and invite the two over for dinner in the Garden State. Back at their apartment, Maggie explains that Liza’s building a web of lies, and while she may be the spider now, Liza’s also setting herself up to be the prey. Kelsey pesters Redmond to get Jade’s draft. In Jersey, Michelle keeps saying “truffle butter” and it’s deeply disturbing. (Do. Not. Google. It.) Kelsey and Lauren track down Jade via Instagram as the temperamental client blows through her advance. Michelle tries to convince Liza that Josh is merely post-divorce validation, but Liza believes he’s more than that. Stressed, Liza chomps down on a pot lollipop and gets her as high as a flag on the Fourth of July. Once they’re back in Brooklyn, Liza and her beau consider the imminent progression of their relationship.Biggest OMG Moment:The sheer amount of times the term “truffle butter” was used in this episode (seven!), and when Sutton Foster perfectly emulated the initial reactions of all of those sadder but wiser girls out there who know what it is, aside from the item found at Whole Foods and in Ina Garten’s kitchen. Millennial Glossary:Thirsty:(adjective) Excessively eager—almost desperately so. Primarily used in referent to a desire for sexual activity, or if your Kelsey Peters, a desire for a first draft of Jade’s book. For further examples, please see’s tweets about Aaron Tveit.Moment That Made Us Go:We called Liza out last week for making too many decisions like a 26-year-old, but when her friend Michelle reduces her relationship with Josh as a reaction to her divorce, it just sounds harsh. Like “when you say the truth out loud” harsh.Diana’s Statement Jewelry Update!For the second consecutive episode, Diana Trout did not sport a statement necklace. Is it possible we set the bar too high after last season? If we keep demanding insane jewelry, will Miriam Shor ultimately develop spinal damage? While Shor got a break from her neck workout, she did show off some sizable gold earrings that dangle ever so perfectly as she masters the art of the shady eyebrow raise. View Comments Sutton Foster & Nico Tortorella in ‘Younger’ (Photo: TV Land)last_img read more