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The 21-year-old lock, who has some impressive mentors at Leinster, talks to Tom English about his rugby journey New face: Leinster lock Ryan Baird during an Ireland session (Sportsfile/Getty Images) This article originally appeared in the February 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Meet Ryan Baird – Irish rugby’s ‘next big thing’Everybody in Leinster knew about Ryan Baird from a long way off, from way back in his school days when his giant frame, his big stride, his high knee lift was as obvious to those watching him as the grass he was eating up as the star second-row of St Michael’s College.The Dublin school, where Father Ted (Dermot Morgan) once taught, is a rugby academy that has already delivered James Ryan, Dan Leavy, Max Deegan, Luke McGrath, Ross Byrne and Ronan Kelleher to the Test arena.People in Leinster could see what he was capable of, but it was really only in late February of last year when everybody outside of Ireland began to see it. Baird scored a Guinness Pro14 hat-trick against Glasgow at the RDS that night.A winger and a fly-half until he was 15, he always had pace and a desire to attack. His athleticism, his ball-carrying, his handling were all exceptional. He was only 20. It was just his second start.Just before the hour mark, Baird exploded onto a pass from Harry Byrne more than 40m from the Glasgow line. He was through a gap between Glenn Bryce and Peter Horne before the full-back and the fly-half knew what was happening, he accelerated outside George Horne and there was nothing the scrum-half could do. He thundered all the way to the posts. In touching the ball down he announced himself as a senior rugby player.Before the 80 minutes were up, Leinster folk were imagining the glorious future they were going to have with the dream team in the row – Ryan and Baird, the thought of it was tantalising.“All the stars aligned for me that night,” he says. “The team played incredibly well and I got lucky with so much ball in hand. It was great fun.”The months since have brought some more games, an appearance off the bench against Saracens in the Champions Cup quarter-final last September, an international call-up in October – and then an injury that checked his progress a little. But not for long. Leinster have a battalion of outstanding young players and Baird is in the vanguard of the movement.“Rugby was always very important to me,” he says, “but when I was at school, around 12 or 13 years of age, I did a lot of athletics, some shot put, some other field events, 4x100m relays. I went to the All-Irelands twice in shot put and finished fourth and second. I’ve always wanted to try different things. I’ve always been into different sports.”Some of his mates were big into NFL and so he got hooked on it. If he could spend a day with one athlete from any discipline in the world then it would be a close call between Tiger Woods (golf is another big deal for him, with a Sunday at the Masters high up on his bucket list) and Tom Brady, the quarterback who achieved immortality with the New England Patriots.“I’d love to hear his thoughts about his (six) Super Bowl wins, the comeback versus Atlanta (in 2017 when the Patriots trailed 28-3 and yet won 34-28 in the greatest comeback in NFL history).“I’d want to know how many hours he puts in, I’d want to know about the dedication required to become the greatest quarterback of all time. That would be special. God, yeah. When my mates told me that NFL was right up my street they were right. I started to look at it when I was about 17 or 18, but I really watch it closely now.”Baird always had that thirst for knowledge, that’s what they’ll tell you about his school rugby days. They’ll tell you something else, too. They’ll mention the Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-final of 2018. Donnybrook was the venue, Belvedere the opposition. Michael’s were coasting it. With ten minutes to go they were winning 19-3, a place in the final all but guaranteed. They lost 20-19.“When you’re 18 and a rugby player at Michael’s, this is your world, your everything. You’re a team but you’re with your close friends, guys you’re living with day in, day out, guys you’ve grown up with, guys you’ve never really been away from for that long. You’re more like a family than a team.“We lost that game and it was devastating. I was one of the major contributory factors in the loss. Even with one minute and 43 seconds left to play we were six points ahead.“I think it was one minute and 43 seconds, but it was a stupidly low amount of time left and I tried to do a tip-on pass when what I should have done, as one of the biggest ball-carriers, was get the ball, put my head down and run. I tried the tip-on and yer man intercepts it, then I proceed to go offside while trying to fix the problem. Then, we go to the lineout on the five-metre line and four or five lads don’t hit the maul and they drive us over and score. That was a sore lesson that I’ll never forget, but you have to learn them.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Corner stop: Ryan Baird scores a try against Connacht (Sportsfile/Getty Images)These are painfully early days in his career but they’re exciting times. He knows how lucky he is to be at Leinster where the second-row wisdom surrounds him like the cosiest blanket.Ryan is a European Cup and Six Nations Grand Slam winner and an Ireland captain even though he’s only 24. Devin Toner, another sounding board, has 70 caps for Ireland. Scott Fardy is a World Cup finalist. His coach, Leo Cullen, is a former lock himself.“I’ve got brilliant mentors. They’ve seen everything, they’re really approachable, they’re always keen to help and they’re great craic. I pick everybody’s brain. I want to accumulate as much knowledge as possible. I mean, I don’t want to be the guy asking millions of questions and maybe not acting on them, so you pick your moments.“The most important thing sometimes is to say nothing and just look at how the top guys carry themselves. You can soak up a lot of information just by looking at them going about their work, how they train, how they live, what they say, how they say it. There’s an outrageous amount of second-row experience for me to tap into.”Learning at Leinster: Scott Fardy and Ryan Baird during training (Sportsfile/Getty Images)Mindfulness is something he’s gotten into lately. At the start of last year he got to thinking about ways he could improve. He couldn’t do more weights than he was already doing, couldn’t do more physical stuff for fear of causing himself damage.Physically and tactically I was doing everything I was supposed to, but I thought about the mental side. Mentally, could I do more?“I started working with a psychologist called Stephen McIvor (a former Munster scrum-half, capped three times by Ireland) and we worked on mindfulness. How do the really top athletes deliver under pressure? How do they achieve calmness and clarity when the stakes are so high?“Everybody is getting stronger, everybody is getting faster, everybody understands the game, so you’re looking for those edges and mindfulness is a pretty untapped area. It’s not even necessarily about meditation, it’s about visualisation.“You can’t over-rep your body, you can’t do a thousand reps, but you can visualise what you’re going to do in certain situations so that when you get to the game it’s not the first time you have seen yourself make that carry or make that tackle. It’s familiar to you, you’ve seen it before.”Whatever he’s doing, it’s working. Not that he’s getting ahead of himself. Yes, playing for Ireland is the goal – the Six Nations the next opportunity having been called up to train with the national squad following Connacht lock Quinn Roux’s injury – but just getting into the Leinster line-up is a challenge given the savage competition for places.“Every day I go in there, I’m fighting for my spot. I’m not thinking about anything other than getting more games for Leinster. I really want to play international rugby, and getting the call-up was brilliant and surreal, but if I’m not focusing on what I’m doing in the here and now there ain’t gonna be a future for me. Every now and then I might have a dream about winning caps, there’s no harm in it, but the majority of time I’m in the moment.”He says the most vivid rugby memory of his youth was the European Cup final of 2009, when Leinster beat Leicester 19-16 at Murrayfield. He went to Edinburgh with his dad, Andrew, a former player, coach and referee and a devoted disciple of the oval ball. Johnny Sexton played that day and is the last man standing.“Johnny wants it now more than ever I think. He has an incredible hunger and that’s what I mean when I say that sometimes all you’ve got to do is look and learn. I remember one Sunday morning going in for a medical check-up and Johnny was in there rehabbing. There was hardly anybody around. He was by himself, just rehabbing. As a young fella, that’s a fairly powerful image.“He’d done it all. Grand Slam, European Cups, Lions tours, probably around 34 years of age at the time I’d say. That mindset he has is inspirational. That kind of determination is what makes him a great player and it’s something that all of us can learn from. I watched Johnny on telly when I was a kid and now I get to train with him and play in the same team. I pinch myself the odd time.”It might feel like a dream but it’s very much reality. Baird is only starting out in the rarefied air of pro rugby but, as Glasgow found out, once he gets going he’s a really, really hard man to stop.
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Photographs Architects: DF_DC Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Simone Bossi Area: 2000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project structural Engineer: CopyApartments•Paradiso, Switzerland 2020 City:ParadisoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simone BossiRecommended ProductsPlasticsRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Interior DesignPlasticsLamitechCompact plastic laminateDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The building appears as a reticular structure perched above the railway, on the hills facing Lake Lugano, containing 14 dwellings behind its concrete envelope. As a project, it is driven by a reflection on the lifespan of materials and how they can enable a transformation over a 50-100 year cycle.Save this picture!© Simone BossiBy considering the lifespans of the different constructive elements – from structure (100 years), services (50 years), envelope (30 years), to the relative impermanence of the partitions (10-20 years), the project aims to reduce to the minimum the grey energy along with its existence.Save this picture!© Simone BossiSave this picture!Typical floor planSave this picture!© Simone BossiThe building is thought of as a structural exoskeleton with consolidated service cores, thus leaving the rest of the plan free to change over time. Conversely, all the internal partitions are lightweight or built-in furniture, in order to be easily replaced as low-energy operations. Save this picture!© Simone BossiSave this picture!© Simone BossiA range of peculiar typologies is produced by the massing and the site constraints. The structure tilts out to support a projecting element at the top with the penthouse, changing the perception of the frame and of the landscape beyond. Materially, the building softens its monolithic aspect with bush-hammered concrete panels as an infill to the frame.Save this picture!© Simone BossiProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Turkish Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Explores Climate Change through a R…Architecture NewsLehrer Architects Designs Tiny House Communities for the Homeless of Los AngelesArticlesProject locationAddress:Paradiso, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Ingegneri Pedrazzini Guidotti ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961273/aprtment-building-on-via-carona-df-dc Clipboard “COPY” Switzerland Apartments Aprtment Building on Via Carona / DF_DCSave this projectSaveAprtment Building on Via Carona / DF_DC Aprtment Building on Via Carona / DF_DC ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961273/aprtment-building-on-via-carona-df-dc Clipboard Year: Save this picture!© Simone Bossi+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeDF_DCOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookParadisoSwitzerlandPublished on May 07, 2021Cite: “Aprtment Building on Via Carona / DF_DC” 07 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Facebook Twitter EPA Ruling Will Boost Corn and Soybean Demand By Gary Truitt – Nov 25, 2016 EPA Ruling Will Boost Corn and Soybean DemandOn Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency increased the level of ethanol that can be blended into gasoline to the levels mandated by the Renewable Fuel Standard. Under the rule, total renewable fuel volumes grow 1.2 billion gallons from 2016 to 2017, a 6 percent increase. EPA has increased conventional renewable fuel volumes for 2017, to 15 billion-gallons. They also increased the level of cellulosic ethanol that can be blended.Bob DinneenRenewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen said this will send a strong signal about the future of the industry, “This will send a clear signal to investors that the administration will stand behind the RFS which will encourage investment in new technology and new infrastructure.”Brian Jennings, the executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), said, “For the last couple of years, EPA has unfortunately sided with oil companies and refiners instead of rural voters to ‘ride the brakes’ on RFS blending volumes, relying on excuses such as the make-believe E10 ‘blend wall’ and lower gasoline use to reduce renewable fuel use below statutory levels. But we are supportive of the move to increase volumes for 2017 without a ‘blend wall’ excuse.”In addition, the standard for biomass-based biodiesel has been increased by 100 million gallons to twice that of the minimum congressional target. The advanced biofuel standard increases 19 percent over the 2016 standard. Under the new RFS rule, Biomass-Based Diesel standards, of which includes biodiesel, will increase to 2.1 billion gallons in 2018. This is an increase from 2 billion gallons in 2017.On Wednesday, the soy oil market went limit up for a time. Tom Fritz, with EFG group in Chicago, said the demand for soy oil and for soybeans will increase as a result of the new limits. Previous articleUnder Trump Regulations on Ag Should EaseNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Ruling Will Boost Corn and Soybean Demand SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter
Follow the news on Cyprus January 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist summarily deported after residing in Northern Cyprus since 1991 Help by sharing this information RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive RSF_en Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU November 23, 2020 Find out more News to go further Reporters Without Borders deplores journalist Necmettin Çapa’s summary expulsion yesterday by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (a de facto state recognized only by Turkey). A Turkish citizen of Kurdish origin who has lived in Northern Cyprus since 1991, Çapa was deported to Turkey together with his entire family.The Turkish Cypriot police began by raiding Çapa’s home yesterday morning and threatening to deport his wife and their two children on their own if he did not immediately report to the police, Reporters Without Borders has been told. When Çapa went home, he and his entire family were arrested and taken to Turkish Cypriot police headquarters in North Nicosia.They were then all put on a ship that reportedly left the port of Famagusta a few hours later bound for Turkey. The Turkish Cypriot authorities said he was deported because his work permit had expired a month ago.“We are outraged by Çapa’s arrest and the methods used by the Turkish Cypriot authorities to deport him in such a summary and suspicious manner, especially as the reason given was an administrative matter that could have been resolved by issuing him with a summons,” Reporters Without Borders said.Çapa, who has worked for years in Northern Cyprus for such publications as Afrika, Ortam and Yeniçağ, is being made to pay for the many articles he has written about the rights of the Kurdish population in Turkey and Cyprus. Receive email alerts CyprusEurope – Central Asia News News June 2, 2021 Find out more News CyprusEurope – Central Asia Organisation The Turkish Cypriot authorities previously tried to deport him in 2004 but were prevented by the appeals that were filed. The police appeared to have acted yesterday because Çapa would have been unable to lodge any appeal as a result of the strikes that have paralyzed the judicial system for the past few days.Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish Cypriot authorities to rescind Çapa’s deportation, which violated all established legal procedures. The Turkish Cypriot authorities should arrange and pay for him and his family to return if that is acceptable to him. December 2, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union
News June 13, 2018 – Updated on June 14, 2018 Nine EU countries want looser controls on spy software exports RSF_en Czech RepublicCyprusEstoniaFinlandIrelandItalyPolandSwedenUnited KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources Freedom of expression News Organisation If adopted, the position taken by the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom in a working paper leaked to the media last week would constitute a step backward for the fight to control surveillance technology. The nine countries want laxer controls on surveillance software exporters and claim that controlling the software on the list recommended by RSF and Others “could seriously undermine the competitiveness of EU-based industry.” “This is a step backward for press freedom and protection of journalists’ sources,” said Elodie Vialle, the head of RSF’s Journalism and Technology desk. “Today, journalists are being spied on or arrested with the help of European surveillance technologies, which discourages the exchange of information. EU member states have to enforce stronger, not weaker export control standards to protect journalists worldwide.” The nine countries circulated their working paper as part of the discussions about a proposal to tighten EU regulations on the export of dual-use technology, including surveillance software, to authoritarian regimes in order to prevent its use to violate human rights. After the European Commission issued the original proposal in 2016, a coalition of NGOs including RSF said it should be amended in order to take greater account of the need to protect human rights, including the protection of journalists’ sources. Many of the NGOs’ suggestions were incorporated into the version that the European Parliament approved at the end of 2017. It is this version that is now being discussed by member countries before its final approval. >>> Read the joint statement by the four NGOs <<< June 7, 2021 Find out more News to go further Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Czech RepublicCyprusEstoniaFinlandIrelandItalyPolandSwedenUnited KingdomEurope - Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources Freedom of expression June 8, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Access Now, Amnesty International, Privacy International and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have issued a joint statement condemning an attempt by nine European Union member countries to weaken an EU proposal to tighten controls on technology exports that can be used to spy on journalists and their sources. Follow the news on Europe - Central Asia Help by sharing this information
News Bukavu, province du Sud-Kivu, RDC. © Photo MONUSCO / Abel Kavanagh Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian In response to a request by RSF, Sud-Kivu governor Théo Kasi said he would look into the arrests. News “There is absolutely no justification for arresting these journalists or, even less, placing them in pre-trial detention, for reporting sourced and easily verifiable facts in an article,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Covering human rights violations should not lead to imprisonment. These journalists were just doing their job and we call for their unconditional release.” News Joseph Kabila ceased to be president more than 18 months ago, but Congolese media are still being persecuted as they were during his 19 years in power and Kabila continues to pose a threat to them. The two journalists are being sued for defamation by Kabila family lawyer Jean Claude Zihalirwa over an article posted on the website on 24 August. It quoted sources as saying that Zihalirwa, accompanied by soldiers, visited people to dissuade them from testifying about their eviction from land claimed by Kabila in a locality known as Mbobero. Justin Murhu, a reporter for deboutRDC.net, a popular news website that covers human rights-related stories in the eastern DRC, is among the latest victims. He was arrested yesterday after being summoned by a court in Sud-Kivu’s capital, Bukavu. Patrick Babwine, the site’s editor, was summoned to appear before the same court today. to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of a journalist yesterday in Sud-Kivu province, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who is accused of defaming former President Joseph Kabila’s lawyer. His editor was due to be questioned today. RSF has contacted the province’s governor and calls for the journalists’ unconditional release. Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma The DRC is ranked 150th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out more September 3, 2020 Lawsuit by Kabila lawyer threatens two Congolese journalists “The facts reported by the website are accurate,” a person familiar with the case told RSF. “This is part of a strategy to try to intimidate the victims of the evictions. The journalists who dare to talk about this case are as rare as they are courageous.” This is not the first time journalists have been harassed for covering the plight of those evicted from this vast area of land claimed by Kabila, who is now a senator. As RSF reported at the time, Gaël Mpoyo, the director of documentary entitled “Mbobero: might is always right,” and Franck Zongwe Lukawa, the film’s editor, had to flee their Bukavu homes after the film was released in 2018. Hundreds of homes were demolished from 2016 to 2018 in Mbobero, leaving thousands homeless, according to New Civil Society Dynamic in DRC (NDSCI), a local human rights NGO. Two complaints were filed against Kabila in July in connection with the evictions. February 18, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo
Twitter Professor Norelee Kennedy with her parents Pat and Phyllis at the UL graduation ceremony on Tuesday.Photo: Oisin McHughPARENTS are usually regarded as the ones who proudly witness their offspring leave the college nest, but on Tuesday it was Norelee Kennedy who saw her parents graduate at University of Limerick.And it turned out to be a real family affair as Norelee, who is the incoming Vice President for Research at UL, was also in the processing party to confer her parents Pat and Phyllis with Certificates in Local History.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Kennedy, who is due to take up her position next January, said she was privileged to have been involved in her mother and father’s’ graduation ceremony.Pat and Phyllis Kennedy, from Toomevara, were among more than 3,400 students graduating this week from UL.Six days of conferring ceremonies are taking place on the university’s campus and are being live-streamed around the world.Speaking after receiving their parchments, Phyllis and Pat said it had been a “teamwork graduation”.“He was a great help to me and vice versa,” Phyllis said of her husband.Her proud daughter recalled how she was regularly called on by her studious parents and asked: “How do we log on and how do we do this?”“Naturally we would call you…sure that’s what you’re there for,” Phyllis responded.Both Pat and Phyllis were among 20 students who completed the Certificate in Local History, which was hosted off-campus at the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna.The group studied Irish folklore, the history of place names and periods of the 19th Century, examining the relationship between landlords and tenants associated with Portumna House.“It was quite interesting and relaxed and we made some great friends,” added Pat who added he considered himself “the elder Statesman” of his group of fellow history students.His wife said that she loved being a student and that she “can still get all my books from the (UL) Glucksman Library with my student card”.Many of the participants, who range in age from their 80s to those in their 30s, said that taking the course had set them on a path to follow further educational routes.The level 6 course runs as a precursor to the MA in Local History offered at UL or as course of interest to those looking to understand and know more about their area and its history.“It is designed for people with an interest in local history and for those who could be afraid of entering university life, but we have put it in to their own locality to make it more accessible,” explained course director Dr David Fleming.“It takes the intimidation out of it and indeed follows as a best example of anybody who could go to university, should go to university,”And, referring to the Kennedys, he added: “To have a husband and wife taking the same course is special, but then to know that there was a direct connection with the University and the new vice president for research makes it even more special.”“It is lovely for them, and the University when these things combine. It’s what we are all about,” he said. University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May NewsEducationLocal NewsA history of learning that spans the generationsBy David Raleigh – August 29, 2019 204 Advertisement Linkedin University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success TAGSeducationLimerick City and Countylocal newsNewsUniversity of Limerick Previous articleNew phase for UL’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology CentreNext articleShocked Sinéad “amazed” to be crowned Rose of Tralee David Raleigh WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties Email Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering