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20 декабря 2017, 00:00

ADB, Development Partners Commission Rehabilitated Samoa Hydropower Plants

ADB, the European Union, and the governments of New Zealand and Samoa today commissioned the Alaoa, Fale-o-le-Fee, and Samasoni hydropower plants.

18 декабря 2017, 00:00

ADB to Help Strengthen Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu's Resilience to Disasters

ADB's Board of Directors has approved a total of $15 million in financing for the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program which will help strengthen Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu’s resilience to disasters.

14 декабря 2017, 15:48

Manu Tuilagi on verge of comeback for Leicester after knee injury

• Player expected in line-up on Sunday against Munster or Saracens next week• Leicester and England centre visited witch-doctor in Samoa earlier this yearThose who believe Manu Tuilagi will never again be his old dominant force for club and country could swiftly be changing their tune according to those who have overseen his latest period of rehabilitation. The Leicester and England centre is on the verge of a return to action and his coaches believe it is his opponents who should be most apprehensive.The 26-year-old Tuilagi has not played since the season’s opening weekend when he damaged a knee against Bath, having previously been sidelined by groin, hamstring and knee injuries. He even visited a witch-doctor in Samoa earlier this year in an effort to get his career back on track, and is now hoping to resume playing either this Sunday against Munster or against Saracens next weekend. Continue reading...

11 декабря 2017, 22:58

A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.

11 декабря 2017, 11:35

This 1 Horrifying Incident on ‘Survivor’ Proves the Show May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Playing on 'Survivor' is no easy task -- and it's not always safe, either. It may be reality TV, but one moment in particular shows the show's dangers.

07 декабря 2017, 00:59

England’s Ellis Genge to miss start of Six Nations after shoulder surgery

• Leicester prop damaged shoulder against Wasps• Genge blow deprives Eddie Jones of another England playerEllis Genge is set to miss the start of England’s Six Nations campaign after Leicester confirmed the loosehead prop requires shoulder surgery and will be out of action for two months.Genge was injured during Leicester’s defeat by Wasps last Saturday and scans revealed the need for an operation. It is a considerable setback for Genge, who made his third start for England against Samoa the week before, and for Eddie Jones, who has targeted a record-breaking third consecutive Six Nations title. Continue reading...

28 ноября 2017, 05:34

А. П. Чехов и его ручной мангуст по кличке «Сволочь»

Bo4kaMeda Cнимок сделан неизвестным фотографом на палубе парохода «Петербург» после выхода из Коломбо (о. Цейлон, ныне Шри-Ланка): Антон Павлович и мичман Глинка, в светлых костюмах и белых шляпах, держат в руках мангустов. Чехов привез с Цейлона трех мангустов. Одна самка, правда, оказалась пальмовой кошкой (предположительно, так в те времена называли малую циветту или мусанга), т.к. продавший ее Чехову житель Цейлона попросту надул писателя. Антон Павлович шутливо писал в одном из писем: Н. А. Лейкину 10 декабря 1890 г. Москва. Из Цейлона я привез с собою в Москву зверей, самку и самца, перед которыми пасуют даже Ваши таксы и превосходительный Апель Апелич. Имя сим зверям — мангус. Это помесь крысы с крокодилом, тигром и обезьяной. Сейчас они сидят в клетке, куда посажены за дурное поведение: они переворачивают чернилицы, стаканы, выгребают из цветочных горшков землю, тормошат дамские прически, вообще ведут себя, как два маленьких чёрта, очень любопытных, отважных и нежно любящих человека. Мангусов нет нигде в зоологических садах; они редкость. Брем никогда не видел их и описал со слов других под именем «мунго». Приезжайте посмотреть на них. Выдержка из другого письма: «Мангусты уже имеют имена. Один мангуст зовётся «сволочью» — так, любя, его прозвали матросы; другой, имеющий очень хитрые жульнические глаза, именуется «Виктором Крыловым» (плодовитый, но бездарный драматург, пьесы которого Чехов не любил), третья, самочка, робкая, недовольная и вечно сидящая под рукомойником, зовется Омутовой (артистка, игравшая в пьесе Чехова «Иванов»)» Потом у Чеховых остался только один мангуст, «Сволочь». Это был чудесный зверёк. Он быстро приручился и стал вести себя в доме полным хозяином. Он исследовал каждую щель, лазил по столам и осматривал всё, что там лежало, перелистывал книги, заглядывал в чернильницы и даже макал в них лапки и потом оставлял следы. А еще мангуст любил обследовать карманы. Представьте себе картину: приходит гость, садится на стул. Вдруг к нему на колени прыгает зверёк размером с подросшего котёнка и начинает выворачивать карманы его пиджака, интересуясь каждой вещью, находящейся там. У женщин он разбрасывал сложенные в причёску волосы и вынимал все шпильки и гребёнки. Если мангуст находил дырку в обоях, то немедленно разрывал её ещё больше. У себя на родине мангусты уничтожают ядовитых змей. Эту способность зверёк продемонстрировал летом на даче в Богимове. Как-то в парке из травы выползла большая змея. Михаил Павлович, брат, писателя, сбегал в дом и принёс мангуста. Сначала он, сжавшись в комок, как ёжик, долго смотрел на змею, затем прыгнул на неё и перегрыз ей голову. Мангуст очень любил людей, и когда его оставляли в одиночестве, он буквально плакал. Когда же кто-нибудь входил в комнату, он прыгал и ласкался, как собака. А ночью он обязательно спал на чьей-нибудь кровати, причём, мурлыкал, как кошка. Однажды мангуст пропал, но вскоре нашелся. Из письма А.П. Чехова А. С. Суворину 4 июня 1891 г. Богимово Мангус нашелся. Охотник с собаками нашел его по сю сторону Оки, против дачи Снигирева, в каменоломне; если бы не щель в каменоломне, то собаки растерзали бы мангуса. Блуждал он по лесам 18 дней. Несмотря на ужасные для него климатические условия, он стал жирным — таково действие свободы. Да, сударь, свобода великая штука. И всё же с мангустом пришлось расстаться. Он много проказничал, после него в комнатах всегда царил беспорядок. Его отдали в зоопарк, и сестра Антона Павловича Мария Павловна часто его там навещала. izbrannoe.com .

27 ноября 2017, 14:38

Scotland flowering nicely while southern hemisphere sides show signs of wear | Paul Rees

Everybody has felt the pace in the autumn internationals but Australia, South Africa and Argentina look pale imitations of the sides who reached the World Cup semi-finals in England two years agoEngland and Ireland both won their three matches but their campaigns, without the lustre of facing New Zealand, were a touch underwhelming as they were rarely extended in confirming their places in the world rankings. Scotland were arguably the team of the month, pipping Samoa in an anarchic thriller to start before taking the game to New Zealand, denied by Beauden Barrett’s try-saving tackle in the final minute. They finished by achieving the double over Australia following the victory in Sydney in June. They were aided by Sekope Kepu’s red card for dangerous play – it is right that players highlight the welfare issue which is why there is no excuse for such a reckless and potentially dangerous act – but even with a full side the Wallabies were struggling to contain an irrepressible Scotland, who were not disrupted by the loss of Stuart Hogg in the warm-up. Scotland have a high-risk approach, revelling in the unstructured, and if at times it leaves them exposed, as at Twickenham in the 2017 Six Nations, the increased openness of the international game suits them, and they are developing depth. Continue reading...

27 ноября 2017, 00:54

Elliot Daly at the top of the class in England’s half-term report

• Wing has been side’s brightest star in autumn internationals• Eddie Jones named World Rugby’s coach of the yearA ninth victory of the year, seven more tries and one or two World Cup prospects now burnished in the heat of international battle, yet a nagging feeling remains that as autumn turns to winter, we are in the dark as to whether England have made strides or small steps this November – the absent All Blacks still cast a shadow over Twickenham.Quantifying the success of an autumn campaign was comfortably rounded off against Samoa on Saturday is no easy task. As Eddie Jones, who on Sunday night was named World Rugby’s coach of the year, said: “We’re not involved in the science … I could make up percentages which I’ve done before … Generally, we are moving in a positive direction and that’s the only thing I can say.” Continue reading...

27 ноября 2017, 00:47

Now is the time to make mistakes says England's Jones after 48-14 win

England coach Eddie Jones said he was happy with the mistakes made during their 48-14 win over Samoa on Saturday as he had a close look at another…

26 ноября 2017, 16:10

Scotland surge under Gregor Townsend with their most exciting side since 1999

This current Scotland team have won nothing yet but on this form they will at least be contenders for next year’s Six Nations titleScotland’s optimistic autumns have too often been followed by despondent springs in recent seasons but this time, surely, they can look forward to the Six Nations Championship with real self‑belief. They may have been rusty, above all in defence, in their first outing this month against Samoa but the subsequent narrow defeat by New Zealand was a significant step up. And then came the 53-24 triumph against Australia at Murrayfield on Saturday. It was easily the Scots’ biggest win in the history of the fixture and their highest points total over tier-one opponents.There were mitigating circumstances for the Wallabies in this dispiriting end to their European tour: only one of the home team’s eight tries was scored before the sending-off of Sepoke Kepu late in the first half for recklessly clashing heads with Hamish Watson, and the game was not wholly over until the penultimate try five minutes from the end. But Scotland have struggled in the past against 14 men: this time they exploited the numerical advantage with intelligence and ruthlessness. Continue reading...

26 ноября 2017, 13:00

Five England players who will have impressed Eddie Jones this autumn | Gerard Meagher

Henry Slade’s versatility, the impeccable lineout work of Charlie Ewels and Sam Simmonds’ sharp footwork are all likely to have caught the England coach’s eyeStarted like a steam train against Samoa, perhaps with a point to prove after it seemed to be made clear he was making his first England start by default, following an injury to Nathan Hughes, and the absence of any other options. It may be that his international future is not at No8 but the physical challenges do not come much greater than Samoa and he took it in his stride. He has sharp footwork which makes him elusive – as demonstrated by the 95 metres he made – and while he faded in the second half, there is more than enough evidence to suggest he will be involved in the Six Nations. Continue reading...

26 ноября 2017, 10:30

Eddie Jones a happy man as Jamie George keeps Dylan Hartley on his toes

England drop their intensity a notch but still prove too much for Samoa to handle as they complete a perfect autumn series with a 48-14 victoryPrecious little generosity off the pitch for Samoa; precious little on it. England duly completed their autumn series with the three wins out of three demanded by Eddie Jones. A side that is winning is all he wants and if they can win by good-looking margins, so much the better. Three wins, yes, but three scorelines, too, that might be accounted a little flattering. Still, there is another team who have proved masters of the flattering scoreline and they’ve been No1 in the world for what seems like an eternity.The teams here took a few moments together at the end, blue and white arms interlinked, knees bent in a ring of solidarity. Much love then for Samoa everywhere, but love will get them only so far. Their union recently announced themselves as bankrupt and they finished similarly bereft, staring at a 3-0 deficit that mirrors their situation just as aptly as England’s series result does theirs. Continue reading...

26 ноября 2017, 00:12

England beats Samoa 48-14

England completed a sweep of victories in the autumn rugby internationals by running in seven tries to beat Samoa 48-14 at Twickenham on Saturday. After wins over Argentina…

25 ноября 2017, 20:43

England 48-14 Samoa: player ratings from the autumn international

Sam Simmonds was brilliant with ball in hand on debut for England and Elliot Daly took both of his tries well against Samoa as he continues to grow as a wingerMike Brown, full-back, 6/10 A perfect start with England’s first try but unusually sloppy handling thereafter. Trademark run up the middle after the break but his distribution is still a problem. Either he does not pass or does so at the wrong time. Continue reading...

25 ноября 2017, 20:06

Elliot Daly helps seven-try England race away with it against Samoa

• England 48-14 Samoa• Daly scores twice in England’s 22 win in 23 gamesEngland’s players not only refused to hand over a percentage of their match fee but made Samoa pay here. They did not charge interest, compounding handling errors with problems at the breakdown that led them to being turned over 20 times – but their 22nd victory in 23 Tests under Eddie Jones was never in question.It was always going to be a question of the margin. England started and finished strongly, with two tries in the opening nine minutes and two in the final three, but in between there was a lot of nothing going on. They were not at full strength and fielded a back row with not one player occupying his specialist position, which, together with the early loss of Joe Launchbury because of a shoulder injury, led to the clearout becoming a greater priority than making sure possession was secured. Continue reading...

25 ноября 2017, 19:38

Byron McGuigan and Scotland hammer Australia after Sekope Kepu’s red

• Scotland 53-24 Australia• Australia rally to 17-17 after Sekope Kepu’s red but are overwhelmedScotland have been threatening to produce a devastating performance like this for some time. The only surprise is that it came against Australia, with whom they have fought out some close contests in recent years, and that it was produced in the absence of Stuart Hogg, man of the match a week ago in the narrow defeat by the All Blacks and the player who has epitomised the team’s attacking virtues over the past couple of seasons.That the Wallabies conceded eight tries – having never previously conceded more than three in the fixture – was due in large part to the dismissal a minute before half-time of Sepoke Kepu, as Gregor Townsend admitted. Nonetheless, the Scotland coach also pointed out that it had by no means been one-way traffic after the break and was rightly pleased by the way his team rammed home their advantage to end up with their largest ever points total against a Tier One nation. Continue reading...

25 ноября 2017, 19:15

Wales 18-33 New Zealand: rugby union international – as it happened

Rieko Ioane starred in Cardiff as New Zealand made it 40 consecutive victories over Wales after eventually pulling away from Warren Gatland’s side late on 7.19pm GMT All Blacks’ stand-in skipper Sam Whitelock talks. “They call these games a Test match for a reason,” he says. “They’re never easy.” And with that trademark no-easy-games cliche, thanks for joining me. Bye! 7.16pm GMT Man of the match, Rieko Ioane, speaks. “It was awesome to play in,” he says. “To play the Welsh at home was something special, something I will not forget. It has been a season of ups and downs but we are happy with how it ended. We have a mix of senior and young players and I am proud of the boys.” Continue reading...

25 ноября 2017, 17:00

England 48-14 Samoa: rugby union international – as it happened

England scored seven tries as Eddie Jones’s side emphatically dispatched of a hard-hitting Samoa side 48-14 at Twickenham to finish 2017 on a high 5.02pm GMT All the reaction from Twickenham will be upon us shortly, but until then, join me for Wales v New Zealand in Cardiff: Related: Wales v New Zealand: rugby union international – live updates 5.01pm GMT Some initial reaction from Eddie Jones. “We didn’t do the small things well enough and it cost us a few points out there,” the England coach says. “Our second man was a bit slow and up until now it’s been very good – it’s just one of those things. It’s a great learning experience for all of those guys, who will go back to their clubs tomorrow. I thought Elliot Daly was superb, George Ford controlled things at No10 and Simmonds did well out No8.” Continue reading...

25 ноября 2017, 01:18

England short of ball-carriers but not excitement against Samoa

Maro Itoje, Ellis Genge and Sam Simmonds to quicken the pulse in England forward line led by co-captain Chris Robshaw, who Eddie Jones says ‘understands his own game beautifully’Dylan Hartley had to be reminded this week that the last time he appeared for England off the bench was also Samoa’s last visit to Twickenham. His memory was jogged however when recalling the picture of England’s players crouched in a circle with their opponents in a show of support for their domestic struggles.Depending on your levels of cynicism, that enduring image is either a gesture of goodwill or a PR’s dream but considering the strife in which Samoa still find themselves, it is worth revisiting – for you would get short odds on it happening again at full-time on Saturday. So much has changed in the ensuing three years – it was George Ford’s first England start and on Saturday he captains the side along with Chris Robshaw – but for the Pacific Islanders, so much stays the same. Continue reading...