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  • Player eligibility at the fore as former Fiji captain challenges Dan Leo with another perspective

    first_imgThursday Dec 10, 2020 Player eligibility at the fore as former Fiji captain challenges Dan Leo with another perspective Since the release of Oceans Apart: Greed, Betrayal and Pacific Island Rugby last month, the rules around player eligibility have been under the spotlight again.ADVERTISEMENTThe documentary put forward the argument that players should be allowed to switch allegiance from one country to another in order to allow them to continue playing Test rugby, learning from the model rugby league has in place.But former Fiji captain and current High Performance manager Simon Raiwalui has provided the counter argument to this on Twitter, saying that it is not right that a player who has played for another country should take the place of a “locally developed or 2nd/3rd generation player that has committed themselves 100% to Fiji, Samoa or Tonga.”This triggered a discussion with Dan Leo, the CEO of Pacific Rugby Players Welfare, about the merits and problems that come with changing eligibility.Leo, who produced Oceans Apart, cited various cases where players’ circumstances have changed. Bristol Bears and former All Blacks fullback Charles Piutau was an example in the film of a player who is barred from playing for Tonga, the country of his parents’ birth and for whom his brother Siale plays for.Leo also mentioned Wasps’ Malakai Fekitoa in this discussion, who was actually born in Tonga but went on to play for the All Blacks.The financial incentive of playing for one of rugby’s powerhouses was listed as one of the reasons why players may choose not to play for a tier two nation, particularly when there are those dependent on them.ADVERTISEMENTBut Raiwalui provides a perspective that is not from one of the countries that benefit from the current eligibility rules, and perhaps exhibits the problems and opposition that may arise if World Rugby tries to make any changes.He maintained “if you play for your country of birth you cannot then take that opportunity away from another player because your circumstances have changed.”Read the thread here:ADVERTISEMENTView the trailer to Oceans Apart below. The eye-opening documentary is out now on Amazon Prime in the UK, or via Vimeo Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

  • Facebook’s news feed to prioritise personal content over organisations’

    first_imgSource: RaiseThru AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Why the change?Mosseri stated that Facebook will “prioritise posts from friends and family over public content, consistent with our News Feed values.”This suggests that the move is, in part, Facebook’s response to accusations that it has helped spread “fake news” and other manipulative content. It also might be responding to users’ expectations to see more relevant, personal content from friends, family members and other individual contacts.Mark Zuckerberg himself confirmed the latter in his message explaining the changes. He wrote: “we’ve gotten feedback from our community that public content – posts from businesses, brands and media – is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other.”Here’s what Zuckerberg had to say:  208 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 It is not exactly new. In June 2016 Facebook announced that it was prioritising friends and family content to keep you “connected to the people, places and things you want to be connected to — starting with the people you are friends with on Facebook.”What should charities do?Chasing every last tweak that Facebook makes to its service is not the best use of fundraisers’ time. Indeed, just using Facebook in a more considered way could be a good tactic for many charities in the fact of this change.That said, this change could prove a challenge, especially for charities that rely on Facebook to drive traffic and actions. It is a substantial shift. Zuckerberg confirms that, saying: “we’re making a major change to how we build Facebook. I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions.”The good news for charities is:the renewed focus on peer-to-peer communications plays to charities’ strengths, whether large or small. Charities thrive on connecting and inspiring like-minded individuals to take collective action.content from pages will still appear in followers feedvideo content is still a good way of generating engagement via posts. Live videos in particular “on average get six times as many interactions as regular videos”, according to Facebook.posts that people respond to – by sharing, liking and commenting – still have a better opportunity of being displayed than those that don’tThe bad news for charities is:small charities might find it hard to compete against larger ones for the volume of engagement they attractsmall charities might not have enough resources to check Facebook data on what works, test content and then implement what they findsmall charities could find it hard to find the resources to create and manage effectively a Facebook groupWhich tactics to adopt and test?Charities could invite Facebook followers to choose ‘See First in News Feed Preferences’ to make sure they always see posts from their favourite Pages. But how many will actually do that?Develop Facebook groups because there is often more conversation (‘engagement’) here than on Pages. But there is only any point in doing so if you can manage such a group well, and can be sure it will make up for the expected loss in Page coverage.Focus again on learning which kind of Page posts perform best, and emulate those. Focus on understanding your audience’s interests and the kind of content they respond to.Work harder to generate comments, answers and other responses from Page posts. Don’t broadcast – listen and communicate.Can your higher profile supporters, staff, volunteers and donors use their personal Facebook posts more to spread your charity’s messages and calls to action?Don’t forget to focus on non-Facebook channels, especially those that you control e.g. email communications.More suggestions and commentVinay Nair of Lightful told UK Fundraising: “I think we should welcome moves to improve Facebook and generally the quality of engagement on social media. I do think there are some challenges for charities, particularly as the reach of ‘organic’ posts and pages with limited engagement reduces visibility. However, the purpose of the algorithm change is to improve “community” and “meaningful social interactions”, which play directly to the sector’s strengths.“Unlike most businesses and brands, people are keen to amplify the stories of the causes they care about and how they are fundraising and supporting them. Doing this will lead to more engagement, and so there is actually a real opportunity here for the sector.”Tom Lillywhite on Medium suggests: “Mobilising packs of micro-influencers is fast becoming the future of organic social media campaigning. We need to employ the credibility, passion and voice of our supporters. By harnessing supporters’ influence on social media we’ll effect real change.” He added: “People are 16 times more likely to click on the post of a friend than an organisation, and 135 dedicated supporters sharing a post on Facebook can reach as many people as the same post on a page with 1,000,000 fans.”Joseph Freeman, also writing on Medium, suggests applying skills and experience your charity might already have. “If you’ve got a separate online community, you should absolutely be looking to see how you can learn from that to start driving more conversations on Facebook posts.” He added: “The trend of people just tagging their friends in posts will become more important.”On live video he advised: “What’s coming up this year that you can do Live, and how can you feasibly add it into your content planning?” Facebook’s news feed to prioritise personal content over organisations’  207 total views,  1 views today On the JustGiving blog Matt Collins reminds us in 5 things you need to know about Facebook’s news feed changes: “Remember, you can still only get your message to 2-5% of people who like your page with any content. Facebook actually was and remains a great way to not reach people.”Beth Kanter shared her thoughts too. In Facebook Announces Overhaul of Newsfeed: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits? she summarised some reactions from others, and invited readers to share their plans on how to deal with the changes at their nonprofit.So many publishers think they have audiences, when what they really have is traffic. I think we’re about to find out who has an audience— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) January 12, 2018Watch: Nick Burne and Chris Dellaca on charities and the new Facebook feedDigital experts Nick Burne and Chris Dellaca shared their thoughts on what the latest Facebook feed change might mean for charities and nonprofits, and how they could respond. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. — Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) January 12, 2018 Tagged with: Digital Facebook Facebook’s announcement that it will show more content from individuals and less from organisations has made many charity fundraisers and marketers ponder how they should react.Until now charities have focused on sharing content and interacting with supporters and the public via their Facebook page. Following last week’s announcement this looks likely to be a less effective tactic on its own.What did Facebook announce?Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed at Facebook, announced that “over the next few months, we’ll be making updates to ranking so people have more opportunities to interact with the people they care about.”He added: “we will also prioritise posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people.” Note that the emphasis is on “people” rather than “organisations”, whether they be for-profit or charities.In a video explanation he summarised these changes: “person to person [communications] will be more valuable than person to page”.It’s more about valuing stories that facilitate meaningful interactions between people. As it turns out people interact more with stories from friends than from publishes, and so on average friends and groups see gains and publishers see less distribution. Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 January 2018 | Newslast_img read more

  • Call for enquiry into road accident that killed opposition journalist

    first_img News February 5, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation October 30, 2020 Find out more June 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for enquiry into road accident that killed opposition journalist Reporters Without Borders called today for an investigation of a road accident that eventually killed pro-opposition journalist Batyrkhan Darimbet, editor of the opposition weekly Azat, noting that others had died in similar circumstances in recent years. Darimbet died on 7 June, six days after receiving serious head injuries in a crash near the city, on the road to Almaty. “We are sceptical about this supposed accident,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said, “since several other opposition journalists have died this way in the past few years. We call on interior minister Zautbek Turisbekov to open an impartial enquiry into a possible murder. We shall monitor developments closely.”Darimbet, who also contributed to the radio station Azatyk, had been in Taraz to set up a local branch of DVK, an opposition group he set up after the banning of the Democratic Choice for Kazakhstan (DVK) party. A car crashed into his jeep late at night on 1 June near the village of Lugovoye and the jeep overturned. Darimbet, the only person hurt, was taken to hospital in Taraz. A similar accident occurred on the same road on 16 November 2002, killing another opposition journalist, Nuri Muftakh. Five opposition journalists have been killed in road accidents in Kazakhstan since 2002. Askhat Sharipzhanov, of the online newspaper Navigator (www.navi.kz), died in hospital in Almaty on 20 July last year, five days after being injured when a car crashed into him as he left his offices. The editor of an opposition weekly paper died in hospital on 7 June from injuries received in a mysterious road accident. Reporters Without Borders called on the Kazakh authorities to investigate the crash as a possible murder. KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan News News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal News Receive email alerts Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections January 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her RSF_en last_img read more

  • Chris Vandyke pole homes still popular after 30 years

    first_imgWide verandahs bring the rainforest in.After listing an iconic pole home by Chris Vandyke at 21 Canaga Cl, Kamerunga recently, Elite Real Estate Services agent Andrew Thornton said he had noticed plenty of prospective buyers from southern centres seeking the unique type of home.“When you find a property like this in excellent condition they are very sought after, particularly by people who are moving from down south for that sea change and Far North lifestyle,” he said.“But also there are people who are professionals and families who are looking for a rainforest lifestyle and between Redlynch and Smithfield within five minutes of private schools and shopping centres.” The entrance at 21 Cananga Cl, KamerungaHe said the four-bedroom Kamerunga home, nestled in a little-known estate and on the market for mid-to-high $500,000s, was a “standout” and featured elevated raked ceilings, brush box timber floors, cool natural finishes and plenty of windows and entertaining space. 21 Cananga Cl, KamerungaTHIRTY years after they took the design world by storm, Cairns’ quintessential pole home is still in strong demand with buyers from down south.balay Vandyke building designer and director Matt Piromalli said the rising cost of timber and scarcity of sloping land, both critical in the design of the tropical tree houses, meant the buildings were not built any longer.center_img The airy spaces and brush box timber floors of 21 Cananga Cl, Kamerunga will always be sought after in Cairns.“People love it, but it’s a price thing, we’d love to do a lot more of it but unless you’ve got the money to build a luxury house, it doesn’t happen,” he said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“A lot of residents will have elements of the pole home and tropical designs built into their new homes, but timber is used less than it was. “Back in the day, it was used in the walls and ceilings and floors, it was in abundance.“Now, we don’t use timber as much, or we use it where it doesn’t need much maintenance and can add some warmth to the home.”last_img read more