In quotesWales coach Warren Gatland: “We’ve been a bit unlucky in the past, losing games in the last few minutes. Here we were reasonably lucky. We didn’t play as well as we can; I think we only showed 70% of what we’re capable of doing – when we get it right…”Ireland coach Declan Kidney: “It is extremely disappointing. We had a lead early in the second half but we did not build on it. When we do press ahead we have to go for the jugular. We are going to have to look at being more ruthless.” NOT FOR FEATURED North star: George celebratesStar man – George NorthWales’ young wing yet again proved what a talent he is. He may still be a teenager but his 6ft-plus physique makes him difficult to stop, as he demonstrated when scoring Wales’ third try by driving through two defenders. He also showed great skills with his feet and hands – a one-handed, back-handed offload setting up Jonathan Davies for his second try. Looking forward to seeing more of North for years to come – I could watch this guy all day.Room for improvementWales must look at their lineout – Ireland were able to steal four throws – and they might want to look at Leigh Halfpenny kicking for goal from the off after Rhys Priestland’s misses cost them seven points. Leave Priestland to concentrate on running the attack.Ireland desperately missed Brian O’Driscoll with Gordon D’Arcy and Fergus McFadden failing to make much impact in attack. This, in turn, meant Ireland’s back three didn’t get much quality ball. They must find a Plan B, too, for when their back row isn’t able to make its usual inroads.Both sides need to look at their discipline – giving away needless penalties as well as yellow cards – and must be more purposeful with their kicking game. A few kicks here were too easy for the opposition to deal with and the chases wasn’t up to scratch either. Tommy boy: Bowe scores in the cornerTop statsWales completed 201 passes compared to Ireland’s 153 and passed from rucks 90 times (Ireland did that 58 times) – showing their keenness to keep the ball in hand and build phases.Ireland made twice as many offloads out of the tackle as Wales – six to three – and made 127 tackles compared to Wales’ 94.Watch match highlightsIRELAND: Rob Kearney; Tommy Bowe, Fergus McFadden, Gordon D’Arcy, Andrew Trimble; Jonathan Sexton (Ronan O’Gara 77), Conor Murray (Eoin Reddan 77); Cian Healy (Tom Court 74), Rory Best, Mike Ross, Donncha O’Callaghan (Donnacha Ryan 63), Paul O’Connell (captain), Stephen Ferris, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip. Try: Best, Bowe. Con: Sexton. Pen: Sexton 3. WALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert (James Hook h-t), Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Rhys Gill, Huw Bennett, Adam Jones (Paul James 70), Bradley Davies, Ian Evans, Ryan Jones, Sam Warburton (captain, Justin Tipuric h-t), Toby Faletau. Try: J Davies 2, North. Con: Halfpenny. Pen: Halfpenny 2.Referee: Wayne Barnes (England) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Second’s up: Jonathan Davies crosses for his second try in Wales’ win over Ireland in DublinBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIn a nutshellUndoubtedly the game of the Six Nations to date – though that doesn’t do this match justice after what Scotland and England offered up yesterday! A fiercely contested game with both Ireland and Wales showing huge intent to play rugby, keeping ball in hand and working the phases. The lead changed hands six times but it was Wales who demonstrated the classier attacking moves, Rhys Priestland bringing his back-line onto the ball at pace and mixing up the point of attack as his team ran in three tries. The two Irish tries came from patient phase play that stretched the Welsh defence and allowed Ireland to find space out wide. Bradley Davies was sin-binned for a dangerous tip tackle on Donnacha Ryan and is likely to be cited, but it was a similar offence by Stephen Ferris that gave Leigh Halfpenny the chance to kick the winning three points, which he duly did.Key momentIn the 80th minute, after both sides had scored tries with Bradley Davies in the sin-bin, Wales demonstrated patience as they worked the ball from their own 22 into Ireland’s half and referee Wayne Barnes awarded a hugely significant penalty as Stephen Ferris upended Ian Evans and was yellow-carded. Leigh Halfpenny, cool as the proverbial cucumber, stepped up to nail the kick and hand Wales victory.
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Confirmation of United States efforts to prevent Africa from reaching genuine self-determination and national liberation resurfaced in mid-May when the international media circulated damning reports about the CIA’s pivotal role in the arrest of African National Congress and South African Communist Party official Nelson Mandela in 1962.Nelson Mandela in 1962.Donald Rickard, who in 1962 was the United States vice-consul in Durban, said he and his superiors believed that Mandela was “the world’s most dangerous communist outside of the Soviet Union.” And he had no reservations about alerting the apartheid regime about his location. (British Telegraph, May 15)Mandela was stopped at a police roadblock in Howick, KwaZulu Natal on Aug. 5, 1962, and arrested. His capture provided the legal and political basis for trials that culminated with the Rivonia Treason convictions, sending him to over 27 years in prison. The CIA’s pivotal role in his arrest has been repeatedly documented since 1990, the eve of Mandela’s first visit to the U.S. after his release from prison.Rickard claimed that ANC informants alerted him that Mandela was traveling to Howick, and he relayed this information to South African police, noting that the ANC-SACP leader was planning to return to Johannesburg.Secret travelsMandela had traveled outside of apartheid South Africa to win international support for the national liberation movement against settler colonialism and to receive arms training in order to build the military wing of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe. By early 1961, the ANC declared that it was futile to continue peaceful methods of struggle in the aftermath of the Sharpeville massacre of March 1960 and other atrocities.In March 1962 Mandela undertook military instructions from the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) at their bases across the border in Morocco. In his testimony during the Rivonia Trial in 1964, Mandela said, “In Africa I was promised support by … Ben Bella, now president of Algeria.” (nelsonmandela.org)A publication by Mandela, “Conversations with Myself,” includes numerous extracts from his 1962 diary, all of which verify his military training at FLN facilities in Morocco.Around the same time Mandela also took military courses in Ethiopia then led by Haile Selassie I. According to an article published by the British Broadcasting Corporation, “In July 1962, Col. Fekadu Wakene taught South African political activist Nelson Mandela the tricks of guerrilla warfare — including how to plant explosives before slipping quietly away into the night. Mr. Mandela was in Ethiopia, learning how to be the commander-in-chief of Umkhonto we Sizwe — the armed wing of the African National Congress.” (Dec. 9, 2013)Col. Fekadu later praised the future South African president, saying, “Nelson Mandela was a very strong and resilient student, and he took instruction well and was really very likeable.” He “concentrated on the task in hand.”Continuing U.S. strategy in AfricaThe CIA intervention in 1962 was part of a broader U.S. policy extending from the 1960s to the present. In 1960, the CIA and the U.S. State Department plotted to overthrow and assassinate Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba. Immediately after the revolutionary Congo prime minister won the largest bloc of votes for his Congolese National Movement, his government was neutralized and displaced by a coup.Lumumba later fled to the east of the country where he was kidnapped by forces allied with the imperialists. He was subjected to torture and a brutal assassination. Army Col. Mobutu Sese Seko, a CIA asset, served as the front for Washington and various mining corporations for 37 years until he was displaced in a national uprising in 1996-97.Later in the West African state of Ghana, the first prime minister and president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, was overthrown in a military and police coup on Feb. 24, 1966, which was coordinated by the CIA. Nkrumah had been a staunch supporter of Lumumba, along with dozens of other liberation movements across the continent. (See “In Search of Enemies” by John Stockwell)The former Portuguese colony of Angola in southwest Africa was on the verge of national independence in November 1975 when the country was invaded by the South African Defense Forces and the CIA in order to prevent the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, which was aligned with the South West African People’s Organization of Namibia and the ANC of South Africa, from taking power.The 55,000 Cuban internationalist forces deployed by then-President Fidel Castro worked in conjunction with national and regional forces to drive back the SADF, establishing Angola as a rear base of the struggle to eliminate white-minority rule in the subcontinent.Between 1975 and 1989, approximately 350,000 Cubans served in Angola. The defeat of the SADF and the CIA in Angola represented a major turning point in the overall movement of the African people for self-determination and sovereignty.As recent as 2011, the administration of President Barack Obama dispatched hundreds of CIA operatives to Libya, setting the stage for a massive seven-month bombing campaign, which toppled the government of Col. Muammar Gadhafi, a former chair of the African Union.Business Insider reported this fact at the time, saying, “CIA operatives have been working in Libya along with MI6 agents and other spies to gather information for use in airstrikes. … Obama signed an order several weeks ago authorizing the CIA to provide arms and other support to the rebels.” (March 30, 2011)These instances represent a few important cases highlighting the legacy of U.S. interference in the internal affairs of the African continent. Such occurrences reveal that Washington has never been a supporter of African independence. This stance is in sharp contrast with that of such socialist countries as Cuba and the former Soviet Union.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
One of the nation’s most eminent economists and a dynamic young development economist are recipients of the 2011 Richard E. Neustadt and Thomas C. Schelling Awards. The awards will be presented on May 5 during a dinner at the Charles Hotel hosted by Dean David T. Ellwood of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).Paul Volcker, A.M. ’51, who served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank from 1979 to 1987 and more recently as chairman of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, will receive the Richard E. Neustadt Award. The award is bestowed annually to an individual who has created powerful solutions to public problems, drawing on research and intellectual ideas as appropriate. Past recipients include Judith Gueron (2005), Muhammad Yunus (2006), Justice Richard J. Goldstone (2007), Gro Harlem Brundtland (2008), and Alice M. Rivlin (2009).Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be presented with the Thomas C. Schelling Award, bestowed annually to an individual whose remarkable intellectual work has had a transformative impact on public policy. Past recipients include Richard Posner (2005), Daniel Kahneman (2006), Jagdish Bhagwati (2007), Howard Raiffa (2008), and Harold Varmus (2009).Each recipient will be awarded a $25,000 prize.For the full story.
Subsea 7’s installation vessel, Seven Oceans, has landed the last production pipeline on the seabed at the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea, the operator Wintershall informed through social media.The subsea umbilicals have also been recently installed, utilizing the capabilities of the Seven Arctic vessel.Wintershall has now finished laying almost 100 kilometers of underwater pipelines for its flagship development in Norway.Located in the Haltenbanken area of the Norwegian Sea, the Maria reservoir will be linked via subsea tieback to three existing platforms in the area.The Maria well-stream will go to the Kristin platform for processing while supply of water for injection into the reservoir will come from the Heidrun platform and lift gas will be provided from Åsgard B via the Tyrihans subsea template.Processed oil will be shipped to the Åsgard field for storage and offloading to shuttle tankers. Gas will be exported via the Åsgard Transport System to Kårstø.First oil is expected in 2018, with a possible acceleration into the first half of the year.Wintershall Norge holds 50% share, Petoro has a 30% share and Centrica Resources (Norge) owns the remaining 20% in Maria licence.Subsea World News Staff