Rugby’s Greatest: Ian McLauchlan

first_img Major teams: Jordanhill, Glasgow, NatalCountry: ScotlandTest span: 1969-79Scotland caps: 43 (43 starts)Lions caps: 8 (8 starts)Test points: 3 (1T)Rugby’s Greatest: Ian McLauchlanAt only a shade over 5ft 8in, Ian McLauchlan was initially deemed too small by some to excel in international rugby. How the Scot enjoyed proving them wrong.The man known around the globe as Mighty Mouse was one of only five men to play in all eight Lions Tests in the glory years of the early Seventies. And it was the Ayrshire-born loosehead who kick-started the whole jamboree, by charging down Alan Sutherland’s attempted clearance to score early in the 1971 first Test in Dunedin.It was the only Test try McLauchlan ever scored, but he brought so much else to the party. As a scrummager, he played havoc with the big New Zealand props, conceding 4st and 5in to Test rival Jazz Muller (and so strong that he used a lawnmower to trim his garden hedge). By bending his opponent and putting pressure on his neck, McLauchlan made New Zealand pay for underestimating the specialist nature of the prop position. Tight binding and low scrummaging negated the All Blacks’ weight advantage, and the result was a Lions set-piece that laid the foundation for victory.Board talk: McLauchlan in 2012 after an ERC stakeholders meeting to agree a new Accord (Inpho)McLauchlan was also a force in the loose – Jim Telfer used to reckon he’d step on his own granny to get the ball – and he is irked to this day by suggestions that he only got his Lions place because of injury to the ‘first choice’ Ray McLoughlin.Playing alongside Bobby Windsor and Fran Cotton in South Africa, McLauchlan was part of one of the all-time great front-row units. He played 13 games on tour, captaining the Lions against Southern Universities. A long-time PE teacher, Mighty Mouse also captained Scotland 19 times, a record until being overtaken by David Sole. Since bowing out at the top level aged 37, he has had a successful career in rugby administration that included the SRU presidency from 2010-12.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img TAGS: The Greatest Players Prop star: Ian McLauchlan played all eight Tests during the Lions series wins of the Seventies (Getty) last_img read more

Party activists manhandle provincial correspondent, take his camera

first_img to go further Reporters Without Borders protests against an assault on Guido Uaut of the regional daily El Liberal by party activists who roughed him up and took his camera while he was covering an incident at a polling station. ArgentinaAmericas Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned a physical attack by party activisits on Guido Uaut, a correspondent for the regional daily El Liberal, during elections for governor in the northern province of Santiago del Estero on 27 February.”There is no justification for violence against a journalist doing his job,” the press freedom organization said. “We call for an investigation into this incident and the punishment of those responsible.”Based in Termas, 75 km from the provincial capital, the city of Santiago del Estero, Uaut was attacked when he went to a school being used as a polling station.”Our correspondent was notified of incidents taking place between activists from different parties inside this polling station,” Reporters Without Borders was told by El Liberal’s coordinator for correspondents, Marcelo Alfaro.”He went there and took photos. An activist noticed and alerted other people who ran after him, manhandled him and snatched his camera,” Alfaro said. According to the newspaper, around 20 people were involved, all members of the Peronist party, which holds power both nationally and in Santiago del Estero.Uaut filed a complaint at the Termas police station, while El Liberal contacted the provincial government and demanded the return of his camera. He got it back yesterday. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Argentina ArgentinaAmericas March 2, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Party activists manhandle provincial correspondent, take his camera News News July 6, 2020 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites November 19, 2020 Find out more News News December 4, 2019 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

PBSO: Impaired, Unlicensed Driver Flees Deputies and Kills Man

first_imgOne man is dead and another is in jail facing charges, after a traffic stop turned into a deadly crash on Friday night.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Pedro Hernandez was speeding on Southern Boulevard westbound after failing to stop for deputies around 9:30 p.m.He ran a red light at the intersection of Pike Road and Florida’s Turnpike, the sheriff’s office says. Another driver, 28-year-old Michael Dibartolo, was driving southbound on Pike Road near the intersection of Southern Boulevard when Hernandez’s vehicle struck the rear driver’s side of Dibartolo’s vehicle, causing it to spin and ejecting Dibartolo from the car. Dibartolo was pronounced dead at the scene.Hernandez suffered minor injuries. He does not have a driver’s license and showed signs of impairment, deputies reported. Hernandez is facing vehicular homicide and no driver license causing death charges.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday that deputies would be out looking for drunk drivers this weekend.last_img read more

Pogba pushing for Man Utd start after France starring role

first_imgAnd that game also featured an assist from the Manchester United man, something he has failed to provide for his club for two-and-a-half months.At the heart of Pogba’s problems with United lies the issue of which system favours the Frenchman, with the player himself known to prefer a 4-3-3 approach that allows him to focus on his attacking, ahead of his defensive, talents.However his club manager has been reluctant to adopt that formation, on a regular basis at least, with Pogba usually used in front of his back four, a fact that explains why he has scored just three times this season and has not hit the net for United for well over four months.Mourinho possibly has bigger issues with which to contend after United players returned from the international break this week to prepare for their first club fixture in two weeks against Swansea.The United manager launched an astonishing verbal tirade against his players after the FA Cup tie, accusing them of showing “a lack of personality, lack of class and lack of desire” despite a comfortable 2-0 win.Only midfielders Nemanja Matic and McTominay, playing in place of Pogba, were spared Mourinho’s wrath and the United boss faces a stern test of his man-management skills to ensure there is no residual effect from that public humiliation of his stars.Former England left-back Luke Shaw, substituted at half-time of the Brighton game, bore the brunt of Mourinho’s anger and the United manager will be hoping Ashley Young recovers from the knee injury he sustained playing for Gareth Southgate’s team against Italy on Tuesday in order to replace his team-mate against Swansea.Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho’s strained relations with Manchester United’s record signing Paul Pogba will again come under close scrutiny when the Premier League returns from its international break this weekend.Mourinho’s side, out of action for two weeks since winning an FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton, face struggling Swansea at Old Trafford on Saturday, with the United manager forced to decide whether to recall the French international to his line-up.Pogba has been left out of the starting XI by Mourinho for United’s past three games, a shocking turn of events given that run has included a cup quarter-final, a vital Champions League tie against Sevilla and a high-profile Premier League meeting with fierce local rivals Liverpool.But the 25-year-old’s struggle to find consistent form, plus an obvious difficulty on Mourinho’s part to fit him into a system that suits his style of play, has seen Pogba reach what appears to be a crossroads in his career under the Portuguese manager.Should Mourinho retain his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation against Swansea, the decision about his starting line-up may be aided by the fact that young Scotland international Scott McTominay, who has played in Pogba’s position for two of those past three fixtures, has returned from international duty with a calf injury.Pogba strengthened his claims for a recall, turning in an impressive performance for France in their 3-1 friendly victory against World Cup hosts Russia in St Petersburg in midweek.In keeping with the inconsistent nature of his season, however, he had been left out of the previous World Cup warm-up game, against Colombia.– Pogba goal –The win in Russia included a free-kick goal from Pogba, the first time he has hit the net since scoring for United in the 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle in mid-November.last_img read more

Tropical Storm Sebastian Forms in Atlantic

first_imgJust when you thought the hurricane season was coming to a quiet close, Tropical Storm Sebastian pops up in the mid-Atlantic.According to the National Hurricane Center, the newly developed storm is no threat to the US coastline and is expected to get caught up in a frontal system as it moves northwestward through the open Atlantic. BULLETINTropical Storm Sebastien Advisory Number 1NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL2020191100 AM AST Tue Nov 19 2019…TROPICAL STORM SEBASTIEN FORMS……EXPECTED TO REMAIN OVER OPEN WATERS…SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————–LOCATION…20.1N 58.7WABOUT 275 MI…445 KM NE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDSMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 8 MPH…13 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.77 INCHESlast_img read more

Starbucks barista fired for giving police officer cup labeled ‘PIG’

first_imgAn Oklahoma Starbucks barista is out of a job after giving a police officer a cup on Thanksgiving with the word “pig” on the label.The incident first gained attention after a Facebook post made Kiefer Chief Johnny O’Mara, who told reporters a customer pointed out the label on the cups to the officer.“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O’Mara wrote in a Facebook post, where he shared a picture of a cup with the “PIG” label on it.In a statement issued Friday, Starbucks reps said the behavior was absolutely unacceptable, and they are deeply sorry.The company also says they’ll be hosting a Coffee with a Cop event to promote greater civility.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

Police chief arrested in connection with mass murder of family

first_imgAccording to reports, a municipal police chief in Mexico has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the mass murder of a family near the U.S.-Mexican border.Mexican authorities have arrested Fidel Alejandro Villegas, and authorities believe the murders were due to conflict between local drug cartels battling for control of the area.3 women, and 6 children were killed in Sonora state on November 4th.The arrest comes a month after President Donald Trump said he wanted to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.last_img

AG Barr: Apple Not Helping Feds Unlock iPhones in Florida Terror Incident

first_imgAttorney General William Barr says Apple isn’t helping the feds unlock two iPhones used by the Saudi military officer who killed three people at a Florida Navy base last month. He calls the shooting an act of terrorism.Barr has called on Apple to help the FBI with accessing phones in acts of terror. The call comes in the wake of the deadly shooting rampage by the Saudi Airman who opened fire on the Pensacola Air Base last month. Apple rejects the characterization it has not provided substantive assistance in the Pensacola investigation.The Saudi national in training at the base killed three and injured eight others before American forces shot and killed him.The shooter actually fired a round through one of the phones to disable it. Investigators were able to get both phones up in running but haven’t been able to crack the encrypted passwords. But Apple says it started working with investigators round-the-clock within hours of the shooting December 6th and didn’t know the FBI needed more help until January 6th.Barr says it is imperative that the FBI finds out with whom and about what the terror suspect was communicating.The issue is similar to what happened after a 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, when a locked iPhone belonging to one of the shooters sparked a debate over privacy versus the needs of law enforcement.last_img read more

Op Ed: “Canada is Not a Halfway House for Royals”

first_imgPrince Harry made his first public appearance since he and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step back from senior royal duties.The Queen has given her blessing for the couple to live in Canada part-time during the transition.Canada’s biggest newspaper, The Globe and Mail, out with a scathing editorial, reading in part, “Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal.” The article goes on to say: “If they were ordinary private citizens, plain old Harry and Meghan from Sussex, they would be welcome. But this country’s unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in our constitutional system, means that a royal resident – the Prince is sixth in the line of succession – is not something that Canada can allow. It breaks an unspoken constitutional taboo.”The Royal Family issued a statement on Monday that said there would be a period of transition as the Prince steps back. His wife Meghan Markle is already in Canada with their son, Archie. The Prince also issued two video statements today on mental health and the Invictus Games.The editorial arguing it isn’t appropriate for the country to house senior royals as a member of the Commonwealth, the family of nations where the Queen is head of state. But that might be exactly the reason why it makes sense: in 2018 she made Harry Youth Ambassador for the Commonwealth.By the way Meghan and Harry picked a great place to put down roots because a new global survey says Canada is the world’s best country in which to live behind Switzerland. Canada has moved up to number two in this year’s survey, and Japan has slipped down to number three.last_img read more

“Out-of-Context” Video Pelosi Does NOT Want You to See

first_imgHere’s what Politico reported:“House Democrats blasted Twitter and Facebook on Friday for hosting what they called a misleadingly edited video posted by President Donald Trump that features House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping up his State of the Union speech.The incident is the latest test of the companies’ new policies on manipulated media.The video, posted Thursday, splices in footage of Pelosi’s paper-shredding amid moments in which Trump honored the last surviving Tuskegee Airman, announced the reunion of a service member with his family and praised a fallen soldier, among other parts of Tuesday’s address. Pelosi in fact tore up the document at the end of the speech, an action that prompted fierce attacks from Republicans.” Facebook’s response: “Sorry, are you suggesting the President didn’t make those remarks and the Speaker didn’t rip the speech?”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2020 President Trump tweeted a video that shows the most uplifting and heartwarming parts of his State of the Union address interwoven with current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ripping up the speech…which she actually did after the speech.Now Democrats who are mobilizing to get it removed from social media. According to reports, Pelosi herself is outraged and has sought help from “House allies” to get Twitter to take down the [email protected] must take this misleading video about @SpeakerPelosi down now. Social media platforms are a place where people come for news & information. They need to have certain standards. Falsity has never been part of our 1st Amendment tradition.— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) February 7, 2020center_img Incredible. Pelosi mobilized House allies to pressure Twitter to take down a video depicting her tearing up the speech after each of the heartwarming stories the President shared at State of the Union.Dems don’t like the optics of the Speaker tearing up great American triumphs.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) February 8, 2020last_img read more