Scotland 22 New Zealand 51: The Verdict

first_imgDouble time: Tim Visser scored a braceIn quotes – losersScotland wing Tim Visser: “We can score tries and accumulate points but we need to look at the details now and get the little things right. They kept the ball, they were physical and good in the tackle contest. We lost all three areas and that’s how they very easily won this game.”Top statsScotland are the first team to have scored more than two tries against New Zealand this year, but they missed 21 tackles out of 77 and lost four lineouts out of 11. Possession was exactly 50/50 but the All Blacks made 473 metres compared to 218 for Scotland.Match highlightsSCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg; Sean Lamont, Nick De Luca (Max Evans 64), Matt Scott, Tim Visser; Greig Laidlaw (Ruaridh Jackson 65), Mike Blair (Henry Pyrgos 75); Ryan Grant (Allan Jacobsen 65), Ross Ford (Scott Lawson 64), Geoff Cross, Richie Gray, Jim Hamilton (Alastair Kellock 58), Alasdair Strokosch, Ross Rennie (David Denton 19), Kelly Brown (captain).Tries: Visser (2), Cross. Cons: Laidlaw 2. Pen: Laidlaw.NEW ZEALAND: Israel Dagg (Beauden Barrett 26); Cory Jane, Ben Smith, Tamati Ellison, Julian Savea; Daniel Carter, Piri Weepu (Tawera Kerr-Barlow 61); Wyatt Crockett (Tony Woodcock 72), Andrew Hore (Dane Coles 61), Owen Franks (Ben Franks 61), Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock (Ali Williams 67), Adam Thomson, Richie McCaw (captain), Victor Vito.Tries: Dagg, Savea (2), Jane, Hore, Smith. Cons: Carter 6. Pens: Carter 3.Sin-bin: Adam Thomson 44 min. Opening act: Israel Dagg scores the first of New Zealand’s six tries against Scotland at MurrayfieldBy Katie Field, Rugby World writerIn a nutshellTHREE TRIES in eight first-half minutes enabled New Zealand to take the game away from Scotland after a hard-fought first quarter, with the world champions showing their class with some sublime play. Dan Carter stepped through the Scotland line time and again, and the new centre partnership of Ben Smith and Tamati Ellison produced some slick handling and smooth support running to offer options left and right. Scotland did score three tries – two from Tim Visser and one from Geoff Cross – but the main blot on New Zealand’s copybook was the sin-binning of Adam Thomson, who was lucky not to see red instead of yellow as he put a foot to Alasdair Strokosch’s head.Key momentJust after the half-hour, Scotland needed to regroup as New Zealand had taken a 20-10 lead but instead they went offside at the restart, then engaged early in the scrum and conceded possession and territory to the All Blacks, who duly scored twice more in the next five minutes to stretch their lead to an unassailable 24 points.Leading man: Dan CarterStar manDan Carter was at his absolute best in the first half, stepping, dummying, feinting and passing to his ever-present support runners. His goalkicking success rate was also 90% to complete his rugby masterclass.Room for improvementScotland’s defence was found wanting as they missed tackles and stepped out of the line, letting the All Blacks take control of the game in the second quarter.Andy Robinson’s side must also cut out the silly errors, such as early scrum engagements. They lost some crucial lineout ball too. Their try count and ability to turn territory into points has improved but they need to produce quicker ball when they have sides under pressure.New Zealand will be disappointed with their second-half performance after showcasing so many skills before the break. Scotland were able to challenge them with some good pick-and-drive play, so the Kiwis will be looking to improve their close-quarter work to match their back play.In quotes – winnersMan of the Match Dan Carter: “There are areas still to work on. In the second half Scotland really took it to us and controlled the territory and the coaches won’t be happy that we conceded three tries. Our defence was too passive at times. Credit to this Scotland side – they played with a lot of passion and were extremely physical and scored some good tries.” Referee: Jerome Garces (France). LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NOT FOR FEATURED last_img read more

New legislation makes hazing a criminal act

first_imgNew legislation makes hazing a criminal act New legislation makes hazing a criminal act Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Florida lawmakers passed what many consider one the toughest anti-hazing statutes in the nation this year.The Chad Meredith Act, now awaiting the governor’s signature, makes hazing in high schools and colleges a crime — even if the victim is a willing participant.Kill or injure someone in a hazing incident, go to jail for up to five years. Even if no one is hurt, the hazer could face up to a year in prison for the act. Meredith, a University of Miami student, drowned in 2001 in a hazing incident.Rep. Adam Hasner, R-Delray Beach, said he filed the legislation to stem what he considers a “growing epidemic” on school campuses.“There is no reason any student should have to risk life or limb in order to gain entry into an organization,” said Hasner, a lawyer who served in leadership positions with Phi Delta Theta while at Florida State University and after he graduated. “It is very narrowly tailored to prohibit and criminalize hazing that results in substantial physical injury.”The act defines hazing as “any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student” and includes “pressuring or coercing the student into violating state or federal law, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or forced physical activity that could adversely affect the physical health or safety of a student.. . . ”“I will make myself available to visit any college campus in Florida — at my own expense — to educate the students at the universities on this issue,” said Hasner, adding current law did not do enough to discourage “these senseless acts.”The bill was two years in the making, Hasner said, because he had to educate his legislative colleagues that the administrative remedies available on campuses weren’t strong enough to stem the problem. Even when students were hurt in hazing incidents, he said, perpetrators were able to use the consent of the victims as a defense, which hampered prosecution for what might otherwise be considered battery.Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamerac, sponsored the Senate companion measure.Miami lawyer David Bianchi, who represented the Meredith family in a civil case, said he saw a newspaper story on the hazing bill and called Hasner to see if he could help.Chad Meredith was 18 years old when he enrolled at UM and pledged for Kappa Sigma Fraternity. On November 4, 2001, while in the company of the fraternity president and two upper-class fraternity brothers, Meredith drank alcohol until his blood alcohol level was nearly two times the legal limit. Then, at the urging of the president and fraternity brothers, Meredith jumped in a campus lake. As the group swam across, Meredith fell behind and drowned. Chad’s parents sued those involved and the jury’s verdict included an award of $14 million for the mental pain and suffering for William and Carol Meredith as a result of the death of their son. The jury found the fraternity president 45 percent at fault and the former fraternity vice president 45 percent at fault. The jury found Meredith, the decedent, 10 percent at fault. While the case was being appealed, the sides entered into a confidential settlement, according to Bianchi.“The more I learned about how prevalent hazing was in this country the more upset I got about the fact it was still going on. I was also, frankly, upset that nothing was really done [criminally] with the two students we sued who were involved in Chad’s death,” Bianchi said. “The fraternity didn’t do anything to them; the university didn’t do anything to them; and the state attorney’s office didn’t do anything. Had it not been for the lawsuit, they would have escaped scot-free. That really bothered me.”Rep. Hasner invited Bianchi to review the bill and together the two lawyers crafted language which specifically addressed issues raised by defense lawyers in the Meredith civil case that Bianchi knew would also be raised in any criminal prosecution of hazing incidents. The result was a provision that specifically spells out that it is not a defense to a charge of hazing that consent of the victim had been obtained; or that the conduct that resulted in the death or injury was not part of an official organizational event or sanctioned by the organization; or that the activity that resulted in the death or injury was not done as a condition of membership.Bianchi and the Merediths also testified before legislative committees in support of the bill.“Until now there has not been enough in Florida law to discourage fraternity members from hazing pledges,” Bianchi said, adding he hopes the new law will be thoroughly discussed in every fraternity and sorority house in the state this fall.Hasner insists the law is not anti-fraternity and contends hazing is out of line with Greek values.“Hazing in itself is not the type of activity that I believe creates brotherhood and creates friendships,” he said. “It’s demeaning and demoralizing and in many instances dangerous and potentially deadly.”The bill, which cleared both chambers with only one dissenting vote, also picked up the support of some national fraternal organizations.“The legislation takes the same zero-tolerance approach to hazing that Sigma Chi announced when we unveiled our own anti-hazing policy on February 1, 2005,” said Sigma Chi International President Lee Beauchamp. “We support all efforts to end hazing that demeans or physically threatens any individual. While hazing has been characterized as a tradition by critics of fraternities, we believe there are better ways to instill a sense of brotherhood within our organization. We fully support the Florida legislation.” June 1, 2005 Managing Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Results of the 21st Round of the BH Premier League

first_imgIn the derby encounter of the 21st round of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Siroki Brijeg and Borac from Banja Luka, played a match without goals at the stadium Pecara.Siroki Brijeg is on the right way to win a new title of the champion of BiH, but results in the last two rounds could stop them in achieving that goal.Olimpic and Velez played at the stadium Otoka in Sarajevo, and the guest from Sarajevo won three points thanks to Muharemovic, who scored a goal from the free kick in the 35th minute.Zeljeznicar won three points against Drina from Zvornik at the stadium Grbavica. Payers of Zeljeznicar scored two goals in the first half and scorers were Beganovic in the 31st minute and Bogdanovic in the 35th minute of the match.The defender of the champion title, Zrinjski, defeated Sloboda in Mostar with the result of 1:0. Scepanovic scored the only goal in that match in the 73rd minute.Celik defeated Mladost at the stadium Bilino Polje, with the goal of Dedic in the 60th minute, while Slavija was better than Zvijezda from Gradacac with a result of 2:1.(Source: read more

Delray Beach Police delivers bicycles to children as a reward for their great work on their online classes

first_imgDue to the coronavirus pandemic students have been forced to continue their education with online classes.The Delray Beach police wanted to reward some Pine Grove Elementary school students for their great work with their online glasses by delivering them bicycles!last_img