All Blacks finisher to make run at Olympics

first_img‘ All Blacks finisher to make run at Olympics Published on May 10, 2021 Posted in Making Headlines, Olympic Games, Top headlines Tagged All Blacks, Caleb Clarke, Olympics, sevens New Zealand’s hopes of winning a gold medal in sevens rugby at the Tokyo Olympic Games got a big boost on Monday with the announcement that a powerhouse All Blacks wing has made himself available for selection.All Blacks and Blues finisher Caleb Clarke, whose barnstorming runs have drawn comparison to the legendary Jonah Lomu, announced he will chase Olympic gold in sevens at the Tokyo Games.Clarke’s presence is a coup for the New Zealand sevens squad, making him the only fully fledged All Black to commit to the Olympics.The 22-year-old is already a proven performer in the short version of the game, forming part of New Zealand’s World Series-winning team last year.Later in 2020, Clarke earned his first cap for the All Blacks, evoking memories of the late Lomu as he used his 1.89m, 107kg frame to steamroller opponents.Clarke and Chiefs flyer Etene Nanai-Seturo are the only Super Rugby players to join the Kiwi sevens squad.They will likely have two tournaments to prove worthy of selection in the squad for Tokyo, a series against Australia this month before an Oceania hit-out in June, although their inclusion for the Games appears to be a formality.‘They are both fit, fast and strong, so physically they’ll slot in,’ New Zealand sevens coach Clark Laidlaw said. ‘Our game has evolved a bit in the past six months, though, so some of the technical and tactical stuff will be really important to get right.’Clarke, who would feature in a three-day schedule for men’s sevens  rugby, which culminates in the gold-medal match on 28 July, is relishing a return to the sevens environment.‘Going to the Olympics would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so I’m looking forward to get back into training and putting my best foot forward,’ he said.Lomu’s career also began in sevens and he then joined the All Blacks to become rugby’s first global superstar before his untimely death in 2015 from complications brought on by a long-term kidney disorder.Clarke’s father, Eroni, is a former All Black who played alongside Lomu and the rookie wing, who is still only five Tests into his All Blacks career, said he is humbled to be compared to his childhood hero.However, having a prominent All Black in New Zealand’s sevens side is no guarantee of success, as the team discovered at the 2016 Games in Rio, when Sonny Bill Williams signed on to pursue a medal.The multi-sport star limped off during New Zealand’s opening match against Japan with a ruptured achilles tendon, with the Kiwis going on to lose the match and exit in the quarter-finals.– AFP From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysio|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘  1082  53 Post by Zelim Nel ‘ CNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoFormer Bok captain: ‘SA Rugby operating a class system’SA Rugby MagUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Senior Dental Implants | Sponsored AdsHere is what dental implants might cost you in 2021Senior Dental Implants | Sponsored Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ The Olympic Games rings in Tokyo Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘last_img read more

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General Parts Inc. Names Dale Ward EVP, Marketing and Merchandising

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. – General Parts Inc. (GPI) has named Dale Ward executive vice president, marketing and merchandising reporting directly to President Temple Sloan, III.   AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to joining GPI, Ward was executive vice president of operations for CSK Auto in Phoenix, Ariz. During his time with CSK, he held executive positions in marketing, store operations, commercial operations, merchandising and marketing. He drove strategic improvements at CSK including Pro-shop design and implementation, divisional layout and expansion and the company’s core structure. Prior to CSK, Ward served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Orchard Supply Hardware in San Jose, Calif. From 1993 to 1995, he was president and chief executive officer of F&M Super Drug Stores headquartered in Warren, Mich.   “Dale’s experience makes him the right person for this key leadership position,” said Sloan. “With more than 35 years of experience, he has headed numerous acquisitions, reorganizations and negotiations and has held senior executive level positions in retail store operations, commercial operations and sales and merchandising and marketing.”  For more information about CARQUEST, visit: www.CARQUEST.com.last_img read more

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Toll wins huge INPEX contract

first_imgToll will design, construct and operate the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s Offshore Logistics Base in Australia’s Northern Territory, as well as provide ongoing logistical support for the project in the Browse Basin, located off the northern coast of Western Australia.Toll Global Resources ceo David Jackson said Toll was looking forward to a long and successful partnership with INPEX over the life of the Ichthys Project, which is estimated to be more than 40 years.”The variety of work we’re doing for the INPEX Offshore Logistics Base is an excellent example of Toll’s capabilities in servicing the oil and gas sector,” Jackson said.”This facility, along with the associated drilling support facility, developed for INPEX in Broome by the Toll Mermaid joint venture, demonstrates Toll’s commitment to invest in world-class facilities for our customers’ world-class projects.”The Offshore Logistics Base will remotely support major offshore facilities in the Ichthys Field, which is about 820 km southwest of Darwin in the Browse Basin.This will include supplying materials to the project’s floating production, storage and offloading vessel and central processing facility.Toll will own the INPEX-dedicated facility, which will be used for the storage and distribution of spares, equipment and chemicals. The base will be located in Darwin’s East Arm Business Park Precinct.Construction is expected to be completed in early 2015, with the facility expected to be fully operational later that year.www.tollgroup.comlast_img read more

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Hong Kong seeks to allay fears over China relationship

first_imgHong Kong government officials, including a former justice secretary, have said the special administrative region remains ‘fiercely independent’, despite concerns about   growing influence from Beijing.Dennis Kwok, a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council representing the legal constituency, said the ‘one country two’ systems’ model on which Hong Kong has run since 1997 remains ‘perfectly intact’.‘The legal profession is fiercely independent as is our judiciary,’ Kwok said. His views were echoed by former justice secretary Rimsky Yuen who said there is ‘no force’ to the argument that Hong Kong’s jurisdiction is ‘part of China’.Kwok and Yuen were speaking at an event hosted by international law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in which the proposed Belt and Road initiative – and the resulting disputes that may follow – was discussed. Yuen said the fact that those entering arbitration can choose their arbiter, and the fact that Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal has a number of sitting foreign judges should put to bed any speculation from disputing parties that the region is too closely aligned with the mainland.The comments come against a backdrop of uncertainty. Earlier this year, some Hong Kong judges anonymously expressed concern over influence from the mainland.It was also revealed last week that the Hong Kong law society is consulting with foreign firms over changes that would require them to prioritise hiring local lawyers over foreign qualified solicitors. The Gazette understands however that mainland lawyers would be classified as ‘foreign’ under the proposals.Skadden partner Rory McAlpine, part of the firm’s international litigation and arbitration team, asked whether Hong Kong was seen as a ‘next best thing’ for litigating parties in a situation where one side is from the mainland and another from outside. The implication being that the opposing party would be uncomfortable about a dispute being held on the mainland so Hong Kong is settled on as a compromise.At the moment the majority of disputing parties are Chinese nationals.Sarah Grimmer, secretary general at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKAIC), said Hong Kong has always been a connecting jurisdiction but that the HKAIC was hearing more and more international disputes.last_img read more

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Chelsea defender ‘open’ to deal being terminated early, ‘questioning his…

first_imgA regular, he was playing a lot of football, but then, everything changed very quickly.The manager was sacked and Vahid Halilhodzic took over, and during the new coach’s first game in charge, Miazga probably had one of the worst games of his career.The Chelsea defender was at fault for two of Bordeaux’s three goals in a 3-0 loss, and he was swiftly taken out of the first-team.Since then, he’s not even been in match day squads, and a return to Stamford Bridge in January is very much on the cards.Embed from Getty ImagesThis is what 20 Minutes report on Friday, claiming the player is now ‘questioning his Nantes future’ despite previously saying he was planning on finishing the season with the Ligue 1 side.The newspaper also claim Christophe Lollichon and Eddie Newton (the man in charge of loans at Chelsea) travelled down to France, who admitted their 23-year-old wasn’t in the best of situations, and a new meeting is expected to take place in the next couple of weeks.As for if an early return is possible, the goalkeeping coach revealed it was as long as all parties agreed to it, and, as things stand, that’s something Miazga would be open to.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameWill You Build The Most Beautiful City?Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undo Loaned out to FC Nantes for the season in order to get some first-team football, Matt Miazga’s season started rather well.last_img read more

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