Giants collide: Maro Itoje is halted during England’s win against South Africa last November (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “We’ve always been a low-tackle team, our phrase has always been ‘Go high you die’. And we do a lot of practice, making low tackles, second man in, where he goes. We’ll see how it goes in these first four Premiership games and then see if we have to make a decision to adapt.”Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup home page. Alex Goode, the Saracens and England full-back, discusses how teams are shaping up at the Rugby World Cup in Japan – and the ongoing controversy surrounding high tackles England and South Africa to meet in the final, predicts Alex GoodeEngland and South Africa will contest the 2019 Rugby World Cup final – according to Saracens star Alex Goode.England face the Wallabies on Saturday for the right to meet Ireland or New Zealand in the semi-finals, while South Africa must overcome hosts Japan before a probable date with Wales.However, Goode believes the physicality of England and the Springboks will be the determining factor in both sides reaching the 2 November final in Yokohama, which would be a reprisal of the 2007 final in Paris that the Boks won 15-6.“England are looking good, tactically they’re in a good place. They’ve had some highs over the last four years, some lows that they’ve learnt from. And they’ve grown as a squad quite a bit,” says Goode, the current European Player of the Year.“If England meet New Zealand, with the humid conditions out in Japan, it will be hard for New Zealand to throw the ball around as much. You see how slippery the ball is.Warming up: the England backs during training in Beppu ahead of their quarter-final v Australia (Getty)“I think England will go for them, they’ll do what Ireland did in Chicago, they’ll go for them in the skies, aerially go for their wingers. Jonny May and Anthony Watson are two of the best in the world at catching high balls. And they’ll go for their lineout and go for them up front.“They wouldn’t play a lot of rugby, they would have Owen Farrell’s kicking, and Underhill, Curry, Maro, they would batter them. I don’t mean batter them on the scoreline, they would physically go for them.“It might not be the prettiest game but I think they will go for the scrum, the lineout, they’ll bully them physically; the English pack will be too strong for them in that sense. England want to be the most brutal team at this World Cup and for me they would have a very good chance against New Zealand.”Goode, 31, feels that same physical assertiveness will stand the Boks in good stead on the other half of the draw.“South Africa is a worse match-up for England than New Zealand. It would be harder because South Africa can match them physically, and so England would have to play a bit differently.Springbok power: RG Snyman carries v Canada – the Boks’ physicality is a huge threat, Goode says (Getty)“I think the final will be between South Africa and England. And then, with similar sides, it would be very interesting. I’d love to see England win it. Obviously I have a lot of friends there, it would be fantastic.”Most observers believe Goode should be part of England’s squad in Japan, instead of preparing for this weekend’s opening round of the 2019-20 Gallagher Premiership. With Farrell away and Max Malins injured, the full-back is expected to begin a stint at fly-half as the champions open their league campaign against Northampton.Goode was speaking to Rugby World ahead of the final round of World Cup pool matches during an event held by Stonegate Pub Company in London. The UK pub operator has launched a ‘We Love Sport’ app that allows fans to see which venues are showing their favourite sports and even reserve tables.Club matters: Alex Goode kicks in last weekend’s Premiership Rugby Cup match v Harlequins (Getty)The World Cup has already produced a record seven red cards, along with 26 yellows, as match officials crack down on high tackles at the behest of World Rugby.Inevitably perhaps, the hard-line approach has led to inconsistency and confusion; some tackles with contact to the head have produced a red card, some a yellow card and some no sanction at all. The issue erupted after Wallaby Reece Hodge’s high tackle on Fijian Peceli Yato went unpunished on day two of the tournament – he later got banned for three weeks – and has thundered on without pause. Scotland’s Jonny Gray clattered into Japan’s Shota Horie, head on head, on Sunday and it was deemed a rugby accident. The previous day, Brian O’Driscoll was left aghast after seeing Samoa hooker Seilala Lam sin-binned for a tackle on Jacob Stockdale.Them’s the rules: Nic Berry sends Seilala Lam to the sin-bin (Getty)“I don’t know what the tackler is meant to do. In my eyes he’s done everything right,” O’Driscoll said on ITV.“Look at how bent those knees are on collision; it’s almost impossible to dip lower than that. The only conclusion for the future is that the big hit is gone. It’s going to be all about leg tackling. The big shot will be ruled out of our game.”Goode says the game is going through teething problems and there will be a lot of pain ahead before players are able to successfully adapt to the new strictures.“It’s a difficult time. We had the referees in at Saracens and they were talking to us about what’s going to happen. Basically if you go high now, you are running a risk – simple as that.“The stuff Reece Hodge said I thought was pretty ridiculous; to say he doesn’t know the framework is absolutely mental to me, it’s mind-blowing. From my point of view, you just have to be careful, the players that are running in going for a big hit are running a risk.“In the next few months there’s going to be some issues (in domestic competitions), a lot of players will get yellows and reds. But we’ve had it with the TMO, you get used to it, those are the rules and you move forward. It’s just a bit of a surprise (to players) at this stage.“Rugby’s a brutal game and you’ve got to look after the welfare of players. Everyone’s getting stronger, faster, bigger and yet your neck and head can’t do that.Too high: Bundee Aki was sent off for this tackle v Samoa – one of seven red cards in the pool phase (Getty)“It’s difficult for referees, difficult for players. We don’t want to see the physicality taken away from rugby. I think we start very strict and then things will get slightly adjusted. It’s a shame it’s come in so close to the World Cup because I don’t think it’s great spectator-wise.”There will always be a degree of subjectivity in decisions. For example, Goode’s verdict on the two Samoan tackles on Russia captain Vasily Artemyev early in the tournament is one red and one yellow card, and whilst discussing his thinking he enacts tackle scenarios with RW to show how easy it is for a tackler to either slip up and make contact with the head or for it to appear as if there is such contact when there is not.“It’s a very tough job ultimately. Referees are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Sanctions are coming in, it’s the World Cup, they’re just trying to get those grey areas sorted.“All you hope is that the referees aren’t impacting the big games. We haven’t seen it just yet but in the knockout stages we don’t want to be talking about the referees, we want to be talking about how good the rugby is. So it will be interesting to see how that goes.Lots to shout about: Aussie fans at Japan 2019, a tournament that has provided plenty of thrills (AFP)“You need to have consistency in the decision-making and a level of empathy from the referee as well. To understand that players are slipping or that there’s no malice there. It will be interesting but hopefully it won’t overshadow the World Cup and we’ll be talking about what a wonderful World Cup it’s been.”Have Saracens been adjusting their tackle height in training?
454 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 453 total views, 3 views today PayPal users from 181 countries contributed more than $1.1 billion to charitable organisations over the holiday season (27 November to 31 December): a 19% increase over 2016’s $917 million.PayPal users in the US gave the most, contributing $934,442,554, followed by the UK at $59,484,605, and then Canada at $55,379,818. The smallest gift was $0.01, with the largest reaching $557,353: almost $300,000 more than the previous year.During the holiday season, 21% of donations processed by PayPal were from mobile devices – a 14% increase over 2016. PayPal reports strong adoption of mobile donations around the world, with 43% of donations given in the UK processed through a mobile device.The biggest days for donations were 31 December and Giving Tuesday. More donations were processed on 31 December than any other day of the year, with PayPal users contributing over $91 million to thousands of charities.Donations also spiked during Giving Tuesday, making it the second highest day for donations during the giving season. PayPal users from 175 countries donated nearly $64 million on last year’s #GivingTuesday alone: a 33% increase over 2016. 715,000 PayPal users donated on the day, up from 550,000 in 2016.Announcing the news in an article on LinkedIn, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said:“This is the first time that we’ve ever crossed the $1 billion threshold for holiday giving, and building on our record-breaking #GivingTuesday results, truly shows the giving power, compassion, and global reach of the PayPal community.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Melanie May | 12 January 2018 | News Advertisement PayPal users donate $1 billion over the holiday season Tagged with: christmas Giving Tuesday PayPal About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Here are five Buy One Give One offers, providing everything from glasses, to socks, and sanitary products to people in need. Tagged with: B1G1 corporate Donated goods Five great Buy One Give One offers Melanie May | 10 August 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Hey GirlsHey Girls, (also main image) which sells sanitary towels on a buy one give one model, has just announced that it is to be stocked in Asda and Waitrose, thanks to a £50,000 investment and mentorship from Big Issue Invest’s Power Up Scotland programme. Hey Girls products will be available in 80 Waitrose stores and 265 ASDA stores across Britain from 13 August, with charities and organisations local to these shops benefitting directly through each sale. Good JoeGood Joe sells men’s t-shirts and polos and twice a year, tallies up the number sold and donates the same number of new t-shirts or other basics (depending what is needed) to a charity partner for distribution to people in need in the UK. 383 total views, 1 views today FastTrack Fit CampFor every book someone buys by owner Heidi Strickland-Clark, Wokingham-based FastTrack Fit Camp donates a pair of glasses to someone in Cambodia, and for every Metabolic-balance UK client that signs up, it donates clean water to people in Africa. Stand4SocksFor every pair of Stand4Socks purchased from its homeless collection, another pair of thick durable socks is given to a homeless person. The social enterprise also supports other causes through its sock collections, including gender equality, where one pair provides 12 hours in a safe house for example, and landmines, where every pair sold makes a square metre of land safe. Glasses DirectGlasses Direct also uses the buy one give one model, and donates a pair of glasses for every order placed through its partnership with Essilor Vision Foundation and Vision for Life. 384 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Charity Checkout is offering free branded fundraising platforms for charity corporate partners.The company is aiming to give away £2m worth of its online corporate fundraising products: about 500 platforms in total.The platforms can help corporate CSR teams engage their workforce in employee-led fundraising by providing them with their own fundraising website, all under the company’s own brand. They can also help with the monitoring and reporting of employee-led fundraising by centralising the activity on one corporate platform rather than across multiple third-party fundraising websites.Corporates will still be able to purchase their own corporate fundraising product through Charity Checkout if they wish to have full ownership over the platform and host multiple charities. However, charity clients will be able to access the product for free for single charity corporate partnerships, giving the charity full control and ownership of the data.Charities must apply for the platform on behalf of their corporate partner. Those with multiple corporate partners will also be able to take multiple platforms. Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Charity Checkout Founder and CEO, said: “Offering corporate partners their own branded fundraising site for their employees is not only a good tool for retaining existing partners, but it can also be a strong point of difference when pitching for new corporate partners too.” In a survey of 1000 respondents due to be published shortly, Charity Checkout found that 71% would like their employer to offer employee-led fundraising initiatives. 70% of those said they would prefer to set up their own fundraising page on their employer’s website rather than a third-party site. Tagged with: Donated goods online fundraising sites Technology 161 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 Charity Checkout announces £2m giveaway of online corporate fundraising products About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Advertisement 162 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 Melanie May | 12 October 2018 | News
First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Minnesota (A413177) is a small, female, gray dwarf hamster. This adventurous critter is always on the lookout for a corn kernel snack to stow away for later. She’s also on the search for a new home. Does a rambunctious hamster who’ll enjoy spinning around in her wheel and crawling up and down your lap during playtime sound like the gal for you? Visit our Critter House today to meet this adorable pocket pet.The adoption fee for hamsters is $5, but as part of our Slam Dunk for the Animals event, Minnesota’s adoption is free thanks to generous donors!New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A413177, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 20, 2017 | 3:18 pm Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: HerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty New Orleans (A413553) is a 3-year-old, spayed female, white cat with brown tabby patches. Sweet and social, this affectionate gal loves attention and will likely greet you with a head bump. New Orleans is very calm and enjoys snoozing away the afternoon in our volunteers’ laps. She currently resides in the communal room in our shelter, so she would likely do very well in a home with other cats.The normal adoption fee for cats is $70, but thanks to generous donors, New Orleans is free to adopt as part of our Slam Dunk for the Animals event! All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being adopted.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A413553, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website
AudioHomepage BannerNews Migrants in Donegal urged to seek advice on rights and entitlements Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Migrants in Donegal are being urged to seek advice on their rights and entitlements.The Building Intercultural Communities Project has collaborated with Migrant Rights Centre Ireland and has offered free and confidential advice during information sessions in the county this month with two more planned for the coming months.Paul Kernan, Co-Chair of Donegal Intercultural Platform says the project is focused on building relations between all communities in Donegal.He says support is available for anyone moving to the county:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/paulbicweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleEnergia funding applications now open in DonegalNext articleFunding must continue for North West post Brexit – McCallion News Highland Facebook By News Highland – October 26, 2019 Pinterest WhatsApp
Woodland Park Police Department(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — The search for a young Colorado mother who vanished on Thanksgiving Day is intensifying with local police enlisting help from law enforcement nationwide and worried loved ones asking for prayers that she be found safely.Kelsey Berreth, 29, a pilot and the mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen at a Safeway supermarket on Thanksgiving near her home in Woodland Park, police said.After she disappeared, Berreth’s cell phone pinged in Gooding, Idaho, more than 700 miles from where she vanished, Cmdr. Chris Adams of the Woodland Park Police Department told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Sunday.“It makes us wonder what she’s doing up there, or what the phone is, potentially, because she may not be there,” Adams said. Berreth’s worried loved ones described her as a “responsible” and “grounded” woman, who wouldn’t just leave her child without some sort of explanation.“I just want her to come home,” her brother-in-law, Brendan Kindle, told ABC News. “I find myself calling her quite often and her phone just goes to voicemail.”Police searched Berreth’s house for clues and found her suitcases, makeup, and vehicles all untouched.“After arriving at Kelsey’s house … and combing through things, we know 1 thing [is] certain, Kelsey did not pack to go anywhere,” her brother, Clint Berreth, wrote on Facebook.The FBI is now assisting in the investigation.Berreth is described as 5-foot-3-inches tall, 110 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray sweater, and blue pants.“We are determined to bring Kelsey Berreth home! We will NOT STOP LOOKING!” Berreth’s family said in a post on a Facebook page created to keep people updated on the search. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Recruitment agencies supplying temporary staff that work with at-risk groupssuch as children, will now be responsible for ‘taking all reasonable steps’ toensure their staff are safe and suitable for the role. Under new Government rules, agencies that supply temporary staff to workwith children or the elderly and infirm will now have to check relevantqualifications and receive two references before a placement can be made. Ben Willmott, employee relations adviser at the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development (CIPD) said the reforms would help employers recruitreliable and safe individuals. “HR professionals should welcome the amended regulations because theyplace greater obligations on agencies to check on the identity and backgroundof candidates to ensure they are suitable for the positions they are putforward for,” he said. The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations, dueto come into force in early April, will affect around 700,000 agency workersand 17,000 employment agencies in the UK. Other changes include a ‘quarantine’ period of a minimum of eight weeks anda maximum of 14 weeks before the worker will be free to take up a permanentpost at the hiring company without that company having to pay a transfer fee. Historically, large transfer fees payable in this situation have oftendissuaded hirers from taking an agency worker onto their books. The new rules will be policed by the DTI’s Employment Agency StandardsInspectorate. Each offence will attract penalties of up to £5,000 and apotential 10-year ban on operating as an agency. Marcia Roberts, deputy chief executive of the Recruitment and EmploymentConfederation, said: “Penalties for proven breaches should be meaningfuland work as a deterrent, and they should be raised in line with inflation eachyear.” By Mike Berry More checks on temps working with the needyOn 13 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) — Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook extended his NBA record of consecutive triple-doubles to 11 games Thursday.The 30-year-old point guard finished the night with 44 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, but it wasn’t enough to help his team fend off the New Orleans Pelicans, who won 131-122.Earlier this week, Westbrook broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of nine consecutive triple-doubles, set back in 1968.So far this season, Westbrook leads the NBA with 24 triple-doubles.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by February 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Thunder’s Russell Westbrook extends triple-double record to 11 games Beau Lund
Tags: San Diego State basketball/Utah State basketball January 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts San Diego State Saturday Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Saturday, Utah State men’s basketball (13-3, 2-1 in Mountain West play) hosts No. 13 (The Associated Press poll)/No. 14 (Coaches poll) San Diego State (14-0, 3-0 in Mountain West play) as the Aggies seek to shake off the ill effects of a 70-53 loss to UNLV Wednesday.Under head coach Craig Smith (41-10, .804 at Utah State; 120-65, .649 as a collegiate head coach), the Aggies are 8-0 following a loss. Utah State has never lost back-to-back games in the Smith era, which is in its second season.The Aggies are 22-1 (.956) at home under Smith but are 17-101 (.144) all-time against Top 25 opponents.Utah State scores 80 points per game, ranking the Aggies 35th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Sam Merrill (17.1 points, 5.1 rebounds per game) continues as Utah State’s leading scorer on the season.The Aggies’ overall statistical leader is sophomore forward Justin Bean (14.2 points, a team-best 11.4 rebounds per game, also a team-best 20 blocked shots).Sophomore forward Neemias Queta is a game-time decision for the Aggies, incidentally, as Smith confirmed Friday.Junior forward Alphonso Anderson (11.5 points) and sophomore guard Brock Miller (10.2 points) also score in double figures on average for the Aggies in Queta’s absence.Senior guard, Portuguese national Diogo Brito, leads Utah State in steals (29) and junior guard Abel Porter is the teams’ assists leader (62).With their 683 rebounds, the Aggies continue to lead the nation in that category while surrendering 62.4 points per game. This ranks Utah State 50th nationally in scoring defense.The Aztecs are coached by Brian Dutcher (57-24, .704) who is having his best season at the helm presently, his third overall at San Diego State.San Diego State scores 75.6 points per game which ranks them 103rd nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard Malachi Flynn leads the Aztecs in scoring (15.5 points per game), assists (72) and steals (21).Junior forward Matt Mitchell (11.1 points, 4.4 rebounds per game), senior forward, New Zealander Yanni Wetzell (10.7 points, a team-best 6.2 rebounds per game) and junior guard Jordan Schakel (10.1 points per game) all score in double figures on-average for San Diego State.Sophomore forward, Ghanaian national Nathan Mensah leads the squad with 22 blocked shots on the season.The Aztecs’ scoring defense is stingy as they are seventh nationally by surrendering a paltry 56 points per game.They are third nationally in scoring margin as they outscore opponents by 19.6 points per game.The Aztecs lead the all-time series 11-5 with the Aggies having won the last two games in the series. Brad James