LUBINSKI, STEPHANIE “STEFFIE” (nee: Wilk)

first_img96, a resident of Bayonne for most of her life, was a housewife who valued her family. She is predeceased by her husband, Henry S. Lubinski; her parents, Walter Wilk and Mary (nee: Regula) Wilk; and her brother, Martin Wilk. She is survived by her son, Henry and Deborah his wife; her two grandchildren Joseph and Michael; her brother, Walter Wilk, and by her many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Stephanie’s name to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, 212 Trenton Rd, Browns Mills, NJ 08015. Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E. 19th St.last_img

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Shumlin ‘humbled and grateful’ wins governor’s race

first_imgRELATED:  Dubie concedes governor’s race to Shumlin Shumlin Interview http://vermontbiz.com/video/october-2010-interview-peter-shumlin-part-ihttp://vermontbiz.com/video/october-2010-interview-peter-shumlin-part-ii Senate President Peter Shumlin, a Democrat from Putney, was elected governor by a narrow margin after a long, expensive and occasionally contentious race against the Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie of Essex.‘I am extraordinarily humbled and grateful,’ Shumlin told supporters at a rally just after noon in Burlington. ‘We have hard work to do.’Dubie called Shumlin around 9:30 this morning to concede the race.‘I am so grateful to the thousands of Vermonters who supported this campaign,’ Dubie said in a statement this morning. ‘We had a tremendous outpouring of support in every corner of this state and hundreds of volunteers who worked tirelessly to share my vision of creating more opportunities for Vermonters. I want to encourage all of them to continue to be active participants in our democracy and work toward making this great state of ours an even better state. This was an extremely close race. Voters have made their choice, and it is now time for all of us to unite as Vermonters and work together to move forward.’Shumlin said, ‘I want to thank Brian Dubie for his graciousness, for his extraordinary service to this state as lieutenant governor, and for his commitment to Vermonters. I was his friend before this campaign, we’ll be friends going forward, and I thank Brian for his service to the state.’He also thanked his ‘home grown’ campaign manager Alexandra MacLean, who outside the candidate himself received the loudest cheers, and also thanked Vermont’s congressional delegation, Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch who campaigned with him in the final weeks of the race.‘But mostly I want to thank the people of this great state,’ Shumlin said, ‘who invited us into their living rooms, who talked to us on Main Street, who met us across this state and talked about their dreams and their vision for a better future. Those are the folks that I promise I will work for every single day. We do not care if you are a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, a Progressive or any of the above. I have worked hard all my life to get tough things done. We have tough things to do and today we begin that for every single Vermonter, every single day to make your future better. That struggle starts today. ‘That challenge will begin almost immediately as Shumlin must present a balanced budget to the Legislature in January. Economists project that the state budget is facing a $100 million shortfall in revenues.In a campaign in which the term ‘ethically challenged’ became a catch phrase and $3.5 million was spent, Shumlin edged Dubie by less than 4,000 votes with nearly all the votes counted. Shumlin had survived a five-way primary last summer that was so close that runner-up state Senator Doug Racine called for a recount.WCAX-TV is reporting on its Web site (www.wcax.com(link is external)) that with 97.5 percent of the vote tallied, its unofficial total had Shumlin with 116,568 (49 percent) and Dubie at 112,787 (48 percent). The Secretary of State’s office must ratify the totals and will present the official results by next Tuesday. The five other minor party candidates in the race had a total of 6,333 votes.If no candidate gets 50 percent of the vote, the Vermont constitution essentially considers that no election has taken place and the race then goes to the Legislature with each member, House and Senate, casting his vote by secret ballot. Dubie said before the election that regardless of the outcome he would stand by the voter totals if they favored Shumlin and concede even if there were no majority. By tradition, that has been the case and it was the stance that then Lieutenant Governor Doug Racine took when he lost to Jim Douglas in 2002. In any case, the Legislature, based on the Tuesday results, will remain heavily Democratic in both chambers.Source: WCAX. Vermont Business Magazine. 11.3.2010PHOTOS: Top, Peter Shumlin campaigns in Williston Tuesday afternoon. Bottom, Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie. Q&A: Peter Shumlin Peter Shumlin wins Democratic primary | Vermont Business Magazinelast_img read more

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Middlebury Interactive Languages announces early open enrollment

first_imgMiddlebury Interactive Languages (MIL), an academic leader in world language instruction, announced today the early open enrollment period’now through Feb. 25’for its prestigious Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA) summer program.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101119/LA05092LOGO(link is external))MMLA, based on the Middlebury College Language Schools’ nearly 100 years of experience in language immersion methodology, is an intensive four-week, residency summer language program for college-bound students in grades 8-12, available at college campuses across the country. Students who register prior to Feb. 25’using application code MMLA2011’will receive $500 off admission.”As a professor I know the value of language learning and Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy was the perfect choice for my daughter, Kathryn’s, summer program,” said Kathleen L. Lodwick, professor of Chinese history at Penn State University/Lehigh Valley. “Those of us who teach in universities know the academic reputation of Middlebury in language teaching is the very best. I believe that MMLA has given my daughter the necessary tools to assist her with her studies and lays a terrific foundation for her college applications and career choices.”This year, MMLA runs from June 26 to July 23, at select colleges across the country, including:Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vt.Languages offered: Chinese, French, and SpanishRoger Williams University, Bristol, R.I .Languages offered: French, Italian, and SpanishSwarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.Languages offered: Chinese, French, and SpanishWofford College, Spartanburg, S.C .Languages offered: French, German , and SpanishLewis University, Romeoville, Ill.Languages offered: Chinese, French, and SpanishOberlin College, Oberlin, OhioLanguages offered: Arabic , Chinese, French, and SpanishPomona College, Claremont, Calif.Languages offered: Chinese, French, and SpanishUniversity of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif.Languages offered: Chinese, French, and SpanishMMLA utilizes proprietary, culturally authentic world language materials and curriculum through a collaborative program that helps prepare students for college and future careers in fields such as international relations, business and language. Students can choose from six language tracks’Chinese, Arabic, French, German, Italian or Spanish’and all activities and coursework are taught in their selected language. The unique and effective four-week program provides the experience of living in another culture with the added benefit of experiencing life on a college campus in a safe and education-focused environment.Students who enroll in the course will spend more than 240 hours learning and using the language’the equivalent of more than a year in a regular classroom setting. They will also enjoy a low student-to-teacher ratio of less than 8 to 1; last year, approximately 800 students participated in the program, under the guidance of around 100 faculty and staff members.”In addition to the rigorous academic coursework, MMLA features linguistic and cultural fluency exercises that offer additional opportunities to apply, and bring true innovation, to language learning. By combining our proven methodology with a ‘no English’ language pledge, we are able to connect with students in a fun and interactive way, embodying our core philosophy to ‘live the language,'” said Kevin Conroy, program director of Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy.The immersion course employs a number of out-of-classroom tactics to help students learn, including:Students and staff sign a language pledge to communicate only in their target language at all times during their summer of studyEach Academy will take three field trips over the course of a sessionCultural presentations and special events, including movies, music, guest performances, and student films and playsIncreasingly, world language proficiency is becoming a core skill for 21st Century Readiness. World language education is now a necessary component to better prepare American students to communicate as global citizens. According to language learning experts Bamford & Mizokawa, knowledge of a second language coincides with high academic achievement. Students who participated in three years of world language studies are more likely to earn better grades in college. Additionally, students of world languages tend to score higher on the SAT and ACT, and earn higher scores on the verbal and math portions of the tests.Conroy continued, “Our mission is to offer students the opportunity to gain world language proficiency skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as cultural competency to prepare them for college, give them a competitive edge in the application process, and foster advancement in all areas of learning to prepare them for future careers.”MMLA is the “gold standard” of language immersion experiences and is uniquely poised to assist college-bound students in continuing their language learning process. MMLA provides tools that increase students’ college aptitude, cultural pluralism, self-concept, sense of achievement, cognitive development, and career development. For more information and to register for the 2011 MMLA summer program, please visit http://mmla.middlebury.edu/apply/(link is external).About Middlebury Interactive LanguagesMiddlebury Interactive Languages is poised to become the premier academic leader in world language instruction for K-12 students as part of 21st century readiness. Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL) was formed in spring 2010 as a joint venture between Middlebury College, a top liberal arts college renowned for languages and international studies, and K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for K-12 students. All working within rigorous academic teaching methods and ACTFL standards includes Powerspeak, accredited world language online courses for grades 3-12; MiddWorld Online, a virtual academy for high school students offering the most immersive product in the market today; Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, a full-immersion residency program on college campuses; Avant STAMP assessment; and MIL Professional Development.SOURCE Middlebury Interactive Languages MIDDLEBURY, Vt., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

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US Military Commander Warns of Iran-Hezbollah Influence in Latin America

first_imgBy Dialogo March 18, 2009 At Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday Admiral James Stavridis accused Hezbollah of involvement in the drug trade. “We have seen in Colombia a direct connection between Hezbollah activity and the narco-trafficking activity,” he said. The admiral’s comment came in response to a question from a senator seeking more information about concerns first raised by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates before the same committee in January. The secretary accused Iran of engaging in what he called “subversive” activity in several places in Latin America. He called newly-opened Iranian offices in Central and South America “fronts” for interfering in local affairs. Admiral Stavridis, commander of U.S. Southern Command, noted what he called “an increase in a wide level of activity by the Iranian government,” including the opening of six new embassies in Latin America during the last five years, and what he called “proselytizing and working with Islamic activities throughout the region.” “That is of concern principally because of the connections between the government of Iran, which is a state sponsor of terrorism, and Hezbollah,” he said. “We see a great deal of Hezbollah activity throughout South America, in particular. [The] tri-border of Brazil is a particular concern, as in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, as well as [other] parts of Brazil and in the Caribbean Basin.” Admiral Stavridis said the United States has good cooperation with the tri-border countries and that it receives what he called a “reasonable level” of information about what goes on there. But, he said, there are no U.S. military personnel in the area. The admiral also spoke about Venezuela during his testimony. He said the United States does not have a good understanding of what the government of President Hugo Chavez intends to do with his growing military and strong relationship with Russia. But Stavridis said reduced revenues from the fall in the price of oil will affect Venezuela’s ability to continue its high level of arms purchases from Russia, and to maintain and operate its new, expensive weapons systems.last_img read more

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Arsenal make enquiry to sign Real Betis star Nabil Fekir

first_imgArsenal make enquiry to sign Real Betis star Nabil Fekir Comment Advertisement Fekir looked set for a move to Liverpool ahead of the 2019/20 season (Picture: Getty)However, it appears Fekir could be set for the exit door at Betis just 12 months later, with Arsenal plotting an ambitious move for the attacking midfielder.AdvertisementAdvertisementAccording to The Daily Star, the Gunners have identified Fekir as a potential replacement for Dani Ceballos and the report claims an enquiry has been made for the France international.Ceballos looks likely to return to Real Madrid when his loan deal with Arsenal expires in the summer and Mikel Arteta is scouring the Spanish league to bolster his options in central midfield.Reports earlier this week claimed Arteta also has an eye on Carlos Soler after the Spaniard’s impressive start to the campaign with Valencia. It’s understood the La Liga outfit would be willing to part with the midfielder for a fee of £30million. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal have not ruled out possibility of signing Ceballos permanently this summer but Arteta admits talks are yet to take place over such a deal.‘We haven’t had any discussions about it,’ the Arsenal head coach said.‘I’m really happy with Dani and what he’s bringing to the team right now.‘It took him a while after his injury to get to the level that he has and that I’ve seen in the past. He’s performing much better now and that’s why he’s playing much more games.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal should compete with Chelsea to sign Declan Rice this summer, says Paul MersonMORE: Mikel Arteta outlines three key responsibilities to Arsenal squad during coronavirus lockdown Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 27 Mar 2020 10:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link689Shares Nabil Fekir has emerged as a target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have made an approach to land Real Betis star Nabil Fekir in the summer transfer window, according to reports. The 26-year-old has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and looked destined to join Liverpool last summer but the deal collapsed due to concerns over his injury record.The Gunners also flirted with the idea of signing Fekir but the attacking midfielder favoured a switch to La Liga over the Emirates.Fekir, who was part of Didier Deschamps’ World Cup-winning squad in 2018, ended up completing a £17.7million transfer to Betis and the Frenchman has scored seven goals in 22 La Liga appearances this term.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Google shows how subsea cables can provide earthquake and tsunami warnings

first_imgFor several weeks the ocean floor was quiet, showing no SOP changes that would indicate an earthquake. Then, on January 28, 2020, it detected a magnitude 7.7  earthquake off of Jamaica. A plot of SOP over time showed a pronounced spike at a time stamp approximately five minutes after the earthquake occurred, correlating to the travel time of the seismic wave from Jamaica to the  cable, and the duration of the spike was about 10 minutes. Google’s global network of undersea cables makes it possible to share, search, send, and receive information around the world at the speed of light. These cables are built using optical fibers that carry data as pulses of light traveling at 204,190 kilometres per second. The pulsing light encounters distortions as it travels thousands of kilometres across the cable. Then, on March 28, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake occurred off the shore near Valparaiso, Chile, only 30 km away from one of Google cables at the closest point. The event produced a clear but short spike of SOP activity—the short duration was likely to due to a rapid decay in the vibration intensity along the cable for this relatively small event.  By analyzing the data, Dr. Zhan showed that not only can earthquakes be detected emanating from tectonic plates, but pressure changes in the ocean itself can also be detected, which could help predict tsunamis. Of course, this is just a first demonstration, not a working system, and much work remains to be done. First, scientists will need to better understand the deluge of complex data that will be generated by monitoring SOP. To create a robust earthquake monitoring system, researchers need advanced mathematics and data analytics, where advanced computing systems like Google Cloud can be instrumental. The technique relies on equipment that is present on the vast majority of the world’s existing fiber optic systems, so it is broadly applicable. There’s a long tradition of using optical fiber for sensing applications. But whereas most of these techniques are effective over distances of up to 100 km, Google has developed a technique that works over tens of thousands of kilometres. In the months following the Jamaica earthquake, the team also detected multiple moderate-size earthquakes, both at shorter and longer distances. center_img At the receiving end, the light pulses are detected, and the distortions are corrected by digital signal processing. One of the properties of light that is tracked as part of the optical transmission is the state of polarization (SOP). The SOP changes in response to mechanical disturbances along the cable and tracking these disturbances enables to detect seismic activity.    Google team shared the results with Dr. Zhongwen Zhan of the California Institute of Technology Seismological Laboratory, who confirmed the observations and provided additional insight into travel times of different types of seismic waves and the expected frequency ranges of SOP excursions.  In late 2019, Google began monitoring SOP on some of its global submarine cables. During the initial field trial, it observed that SOP was remarkably stable, even after the signal traversed 10,500 km. This approach is seen not as a replacement of dedicated seismic sensors but as a source of complementary information to enable early warnings for earthquakes and tsunamis. On March 22, 2020, there was a magnitude 6.1 earthquake on the East Pacific Rise. The team observed clear SOP activity with timing consistent with observations made at a seismic monitoring station in Tlapa, Mexico, which was located at a similar distance. “We’re excited by the early success of detecting seismic events with subsea cables, which can improve our ability to observe both the Earth’s structure and earthquake dynamics. But this is just the beginning,” Google team said. Google has shown how subsea fiber optic cables could be useful for earthquake and tsunami warning systems around the globe.  last_img read more

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Florida Unemployment Claims Begin to Increase After Weeks of Decline

first_imgFlorida saw a slight increase in first-time jobless claims last week, as the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday reported 1.48 million initial unemployment claims were filed nationwide.Our state had an estimated 93,394 claims during the week that ended June 20. That was up from 88,148 the previous week, as the second phase of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reopening effort slows down amid an increase in coronavirus cases.The state Department of Economic Opportunity announced last Friday that the state’s May unemployment rate was 14.5 percent, which represents 1.412 million Floridians out of work from a labor force of almost 9.71 million. A June rate will be announced July 17.Florida’s 93,394 claims are behind only the 287,354 posted in California and the 124,283 in Georgia.Meanwhile, New York had 90,186 claims, while Texas recorded 89,241. The numbers for Georgia, New York and Texas were all lower than in the previous week.The unemployment increase in Florida followed two weeks of declining first-time claims. Since March 15, when the coronavirus pandemic began affecting the state, more than 2.64 million jobless applications have been filed, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity.See today’s press release for the latest numbers on #ReemploymentAssistance & information regarding benefits available through the CARES Act: https://t.co/DgVrLuouBQ pic.twitter.com/THl6fTTftu— Florida DEO (@FLDEO) June 24, 2020 The Department of Economic Opportunity had paid out $7.29 billion in Florida and federal benefits, of which $1.8 billion was state money.DeSantis has indicated he plans to continue moving forward with reopening efforts. Rather than implementing a statewide mask requirement, he asked younger Floridians this week “to do your part” by following health recommendations regarding social distancing, hand cleaning and mask wearing.However, the governor added that he also understood the desire of younger Floridians to go out after being at home for weeks.“People naturally want to do things,” DeSantis said. “If I was 25, I’d be probably with them. I mean that’s just realistic. I can sit here and try to act like I wouldn’t, but I remember what it was like then.”He has also pushed for the resumption of professional sports in Florida.last_img read more

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GCB U-19 inter-county one-day competition bowls off today

first_imgTHE one-day version of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/ Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire Insurance Company Limited-sponsored under-19 Inter-County cricket competition bowls off today with two matches from 09:30hrsToday’s first round is set for the Police Sports Club ground where Demerara will face the Select Under-17 team, while at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Berbice will oppose Essequibo.The competition is being used as a yardstick by the junior selectors to pick the Guyana team for the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Regional under-19 competition scheduled for later this year.The competition, which will be played on a round robin basis, is expected to be keenly contested.Round two will be played on Wednesday, with Berbice facing Demerara at the National Stadium, Providence, and Essequibo playing the Select Under-17 at the Police ground in Eve Leary.Essqequibo captain Mark WilliamsThe third round is scheduled for Thursday, with Demerara opposing Essequibo at the National Stadium, Providence, and Berbice facing the Select Under-17 at Everest.The top two teams will play the final on Friday at the National Stadium, Providence.The three-day format will commence on June 6 and concludes on June 16. Below are the four squads that will compete in the tournament.Demerara: Bhaskar Yadram (Captain), Ronaldo Ali Mohamed (Vice-captain), Joshua Persaud, Raymond Perez, Navendra Persaud, Ramnarine Chatura, Richie Looknauth, Keshram Seybodan, Stephon Wilson, Sagar Hatheramani, Dwayne Dick, Kishna Singh, Garvin Boodwah, Dambuka Nqgando, Darshan Persaud, Mark Jeffers, Kennard Moonsammy, Mark Ramsammy and Himanauth Dindyal. Omar Hussain (Manager), Reon King (Coach), Dhanpaul (Assistant Coach).Essequibo: Mark Williams (captain), Sachin Persaud, Kurt Lovell, Adrian Campbell, Mark Ramsammy, Joshua Jones, Quintin Sampson, Beesham Moses, Leslie Allen, Sheldon Charles, Mahindra Persaud, Chanderpaul Mohabir, Kellin Davis, Joel Fortune and Azeem Habib. Loaknauth Persaud (Manager), Andy Ramnarine (Coach).Berbice: Adrian Sukwah, Kevin Sinclair, Sasenarine Sukhoo, Veramootoo Senwasane, Javid Karim, Matthew Hardyal, Daniel Samaroo, Emmanuel Seecharran, Karan Arjpaul, Keith Simpson, Deon Sinclair, Sylus Tyndall, Raymond Vankenic and Steve Deonarine. Michael Newland (Manager), Adrian Amsterdam (Coach).Select Under-17: Alex Alvin Algoo, Sachin Stefan Singh, Orlando Jailall, Junior Alvin Sinclair, Kevlon Alston Anderson, Kevin Imran Christian, Robin Williams, Lance Rusell Roberts, Alphius Malcolm Bookie, Rajendra Singh, Nigel Deodat, Ashmead Romanno Nedd, Pradesh Ballkishun, Kelvin Umroa, Mark Gary Rankin, Gevon Shemar Schultz, Reyaz Khan and Qumar Tychicus Torrington. Nazeer Mohamed (Manager), Orin Bailey (Coach).last_img read more

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Test opener Campbell poised to lead Scorpions

first_imgKNGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – West Indies Test opener John Campbell has been recommended to lead Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional four-day championship bowling off next week.The 26-year-old’s name was put forward by head coach Andre Coley and chief selector, Junior Bennett, and is now awaiting ratification by the Scorpions board.Once the recommendation is upheld, Campbell will replace Paul Palmer who averaged 19 last season and subsequently turned out for Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners in the Super50 Cup last November.Palmer has not been named in the 13-man squad to face Trinidad and Tobago Red Force from January 9-12 in Port of Spain.Campbell has played six Tests following his debut against England last year January, managing to strike up a decent partnership with vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite at the top of the order.A veteran of 62 first class matches, he is the only current West Indies player in the squad which includes out-of-favour batsmen Jermaine Blackwood and Rovman Powell.Blackwood scored 465 runs last season and belatedly featured in the second Test against India in Kingston last September when he became West Indies’ first-ever concussion substitute by replacing Darren Bravo in the second innings.Powell, meanwhile, who led Scorpions during the recent Super50 and averaged 58 with two hundreds, has been ignored for the captaincy.Batsman Alwyn Williams, with a single first class appearance, and uncapped left-arm spinner Patrick Harty, have been named in the squad.Scorpions finished one from bottom of the six-team standings last season after managing just three wins in 10 outings.SQUAD – John Campbell, Alwyn Williams, Jermaine Blackwood, Assad Fudadin, Nkrumah Bonner, Rovman Powell, Denis Smith, Aldaine Thomas, Dennis Bulli, Nicholson Gordon, Derval Green, Patrick Harty, Marquino Mlast_img read more

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Reports Felix Jones joining Munster backroom

first_imgAccording to the Irish Independent   the 28 year old ex full back will take over as skills and development officer.Jones had to retire due to injury earlier this season.Incoming Director of rugby Johan “Rassie” Erasmus is in Limerick this week and has brought possible defence coach Jacques Nienaber  with him.last_img

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