Smith’s innovative ability to support his own bodyweight, latch onto ball and snaffle possession at tackle situations was an indelible feature of the Brumbies’ Super Rugby win later that year too, and individual prizes mounted up. Nine Brett Robinson Awards for Brumbies players’ player supplemented two John Eales Medals.Smith then took his talents globetrotting with Toulon, Japanese outfit Suntory Goliath and Stade Français. Tempted back to Australia when the Lions toured in 2013, he starred for the Brumbies, clinching a tenth Brett Robinson gong and earning a 111th outing against Warren Gatland’s men. This would be his last appearance for the country. Landmark: George Smith is the youngest man to play 100 Wallaby Tests, a figure he reached before age 30 The Wallabies were whacked 41-16 in that decider and Smith received a sickening head knock when colliding with Welsh hooker Richard Hibbard.However, this was not farewell for one of the most durable figures in the professional era. Smith joined Lyon in the Top 14, demonstrating versatility across the back row in a campaign that ended in relegation and impressing enough for Wasps to bring him over the Channel for the 2015-16 season. Major teams: Brumbies, Toulon, Suntory Goliath, Stade Français, Lyon, Wasps, Queensland Reds, BristolPosition: Openside flankerCountry: Australia Test span: 2000-13Test caps: 111 (93 starts)Test points: 45 (9T) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse TAGS: The Greatest Players Rugby’s Greatest: John Eales All Black Richie McCaw is the greatest openside… Australia always seem to raise their game for… Expand Rugby’s Greatest: Richie McCaw Expand Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby’s Greatest: John Eales Rugby’s Greatest: George SmithIn the wake of an agonising 27-22 defeat to the Chiefs in the 2013 Super 15 final, Brumbies coach Jake White saluted George Smith.“He’s a phenomena,” said the South African. It was easy to forgive the grammatical error. Over the years, Smith has certainly seemed like a plural form. Besides anything else, he has almost single-handedly altered the breakdown landscape.Signed by Eddie Jones to the Brumbies, he stormed onto the Super Rugby scene as a dreadlocked 20-year-old in 2000, making his debut against the Sharks and scoring a try in the final as the Crusaders won 20-19.A senior cap in France followed and 11 months on, the British & Irish Lions were Down Under. Smith’s reputation rocketed. The openside hauled Australia back into contention after defeat in the first Test, celebrating his 21st birthday with a Man of the Match display in the series-sealing victory at Suncorp Stadium. John Eales’s influence on rugby was so profound… Rugby’s Greatest: Richie McCaw There was still time for stints at the Reds and Bristol, where he finally brought the curtain down on his stellar career at the age of 38 in May 2019. In his recently published autobiography, Eddie Jones called him the greatest player that he has ever coached.Bowing out: Smith is tackled in one of his last professional games, for Bristol at Leicester in April 2019Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Phish – “Is This What You Wanted?”Warren Haynes and Danny Louis – “Hallelujah”Willie Nelson – “Bird On The Wire” & “Hallelujah” Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Bird On The Wire”Mike Gordon – “Who By Fire”Joe Cocker – “Bird On The Wire”Jeff Buckley – “Hallelujah”Rest in peace, Mr. Cohen. Hallelujah. In 1997, Leonard Cohen said, “Whenever I hear anybody do one of my songs, my critical judgments go into immediate, suspended animation. I’m just knocked out when anybody does a cover of mine … First of all, I’m happy that someone has heard the song and is moved to cover it. Second of all, it gives me a completely fresh take on the song, and I can then enter it into my own judgmental process … I think there are songs that are better done than I have done them.”In honor of Cohen and his musical legacy, sit back and enjoy a selection of Leonard Cohen songs performed by some of our favorite artists.Gov’t Mule (w/ The Better Half Singers) – “Bird On The Wire”Widespread Panic – “First We Take Manhattan” & “Hallelujah”
The co-located 2019 CUNA Technology Council and Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences in Chicago featured many highlights, including a preconference Security Summit and high-level sessions for technology and operations leaders.Nearly 100 technology leaders took part in the 6th annual Security Summit, where much of the discussion centered on internal controls, access management, effective reporting, security breaches, and securing applications in the cloud.Plus, the event featured multiple award-winning efforts to improve sales and service, recognize staff, enhance digital services, and more. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
– Advertisement – California voters decided Tuesday that Uber and Lyft should be exempt from state labor law that aimed to make their drivers employees rather than contractors, according to projections from NBC News.Voters made the call on California’s Proposition 22, a ballot measure that essentially became one of Uber and Lyft’s last hopes in the state to continue their operations under the status quo.The proposition would allow drivers for app-based transportation and delivery companies to be classified as independent contractors in many circumstances. While that would disqualify them for benefits granted to employees, the measure also entitles drivers to new benefits like minimum earnings and vehicle insurance.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – While Uber and Lyft were able to raise gobs of cash from venture capitalists while private and have multi-billion dollar valuations on the public market, neither has reached profitability. That makes the contractor-driver model especially important to the businesses, allowing them to avoid costly benefits associated with employment, such as unemployment insurance.The companies have warned they’d likely have to pass on increased costs of worker reclassification to consumers. Uber estimated in a blog post earlier this year that it would have to raise rider prices between 25% and 111% in parts of California to cover the costs.The New York Times reported in August that both companies were considering a fleet-like model, similar to traditional taxis. Under that model, the companies would license their brands to operators like a franchise, according to the Times.The proposition has significant implications for DoorDash and Instacart as well, both of which are reportedly preparing to go public. Like Uber and Lyft, these companies also rely heavily on gig workers for their delivery services. Without the passage of Proposition 22, the companies would likely worry about potentially larger expenses to hire workers as employees.Critics like Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., have said that there’s nothing written into current labor law stopping Uber and Lyft from providing flexibility to drivers while classifying them as employees. The companies have countered that the logistics of such a model would be untenable since it would be too difficult to track time worked.The companies faced a setback in August when a trial judge granted a preliminary injunction forcing them to reclassify their drivers as employees, although that ruling has yet to go into effect as the case makes its way through the legal process. The lawsuit’s fate is unclear now that the ballot measure has passed.Representatives from Uber, Lyft and the California attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to requests for commentWATCH: Uber, Lyft spend millions on campaign to protect their business in California Several gig economy apps backed the measure, including Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart and Postmates, which Uber is acquiring. The support from these companies helped raise nearly $203 million to back the measure, while opponents raised less than $20 million, according to tallies compiled by Ballotpedia.Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden opposed the measure. Biden tweeted in May that Californians should vote no on the initiative and said, “gig economy giants are trying to gut the law and exempt their workers. It’s unacceptable.”- Advertisement – Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., speaks during an interview in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.Akio | Bloomberg | Getty Images
On Friday, June 5, CJ Speedway will host a full night of racing with the grandstand being open for the dedicated CJ Speedway fans. For more information please log on to the official website at CJSpeedway.com. COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa – CJ Speedway hosts a full program of racing this Friday night, with IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Mach-1 Sport Compacts on the May 29 card By Jerry Mackey All cars entering the pit area will be allowed to be accompanied by 10 patrons. Warm-ups are scheduled to take to the track at 7 p.m. CJ will comply with Covid-19 guidelines set forth by the Iowa governor. This means the grandstand will not be open.