JWC 2014: England retain title

first_imgThe JWC final in Auckland between England and South Africa’s U20s went right down to the wire, writes Alan Dymock in Auckland Perhaps there are only a handful of future Test stars in this side, with Maro Itoje, Earle, Henry Taylor and Billy Burns (who scored two penalties and a conversion) standing out – but that makes this win all the more encouraging for English fans.This youth team are now consistently nightmarish to face and are producing mentally tough players used to winning. Talk of an dynasty at this level may be ill-founded, but this is good news for the game in England. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Of course there was plenty to get excited about – Kriel’s second try was a swaying, long-range number while a penalty form well over the halfway taken by Aaron Morris was a monster – but England’s coaches will be more impressed with the control and synergy of this win. They’re at it again: England have won the Junior World Championship for the second year in a row They did it, just. England U20 won the Junior World Championships for the second year in a row after defeating South Africa 21-20.England and South Africa scored two tries apiece, but this was a game more about grit and intelligence than scoring bucket loads of tries. So while Nathan Earle dotting down at the right place at the right time and Joel Conlon dumping himself over the line were great moments for England, as was an impressively dynamic brace for South African centre Jesse Kriel, it was the little moments that secured this title.The JWC has had pundits in New Zealand wagging tongues all month as teams showed almost psychotic desire to attack. Refreshing. Fun. But it was a missed drop-goal attempt by eventual player of the tournament Handre Pollard and a crucial English scrum penalty deep in their own territory in the last five minutes that helped secure this result.last_img read more

Suffolk IT Commissioner Resigns, Admits to Misconduct

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Suffolk County information technology department commissioner admitted to falsifying paperwork for a $5-million computer software contract without legislative approval a day after he resigned.Donald Rodgers pleaded guilty Tuesday at county court to official misconduct, a misdemeanor. A felony charge of filing a false instrument was dropped.“Today’s plea is consistent with our findings that the personal mistakes Mr. Rodgers admitted to had no financial impact to the county,” Justin Meyers, a county spokesman, said.He noted that the 60-year-old Centereach man’s resignation Monday is effective immediately and that he had been placed on administrative leave without pay since charges were filed against him in May.Prosecutors have said that Rodgers had ordered a staffer to create a fake requisition number to place on an official Letter of Intent to purchase the computer licenses from Microsoft and Dell corporations.The dropped felony charge was for allegedly failing to disclose outside income in his position as president of his own computer firm, Red Dog Design Inc., on a County Financial Disclosure statement he filed with the county Board of Ethics.Rodgers, who County Executive Steve Bellone had appointed in April 2012, made $139,943 last year, records show. That doesn’t include the outside income from his company.Newsday reported that Rodgers will be spared jail time as a part of the plea deal.last_img read more

New York State Police in Owego asking for public’s help in finding missing woman

first_imgPolice say 37-year-old Casie J. Weese of Glen Aubrey was leaving a party with her husband in Apalachin Sunday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., but their vehicle ended up getting a flat tire a short distance away from the party. State police say Weese was last seen by her husband walking eastward on Main Street in Apalachin. She hasn’t been seen since. Police used man patrols, as well as canines and a helicopter to search for Weese on Monday. OWEGO (WBNG)- New York State Police in Owego are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Glen Aubrey woman. Police say they are investigating the husband’s whereabouts from the time he last saw Weese to the time he returned home later that morning. They said he has fully cooperated with their investigation.center_img “Later that morning, she was reported missing by her daughter at the direction of her father when he responded home,” said Capt. Erik Dauber, a zone commander with state police. State police ask that if you see Weese to call 911 or the New York State Police at Owego at 607-561-7400. Weese is 5 foot 5 inches and weighs approximately 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Weese was last seen wearing a black and white checkered jacket, jeans and black boots. last_img read more