Raiders mailbag: Your ideas on how to replace Derek Carr

first_img … Rather than have a flood of “Dump Derek Carr” or “Keep Derek Carr” questions, this week’s mailbag posed the question of coming up with a replacement if you want him gone.For the record, I think the most likely scenario is Carr stays and a young quarterback arrives in the draft with one of the five of the top 90 picks the Raiders have in the draft.Some submissions on the Carr question below, plus a few other questions:@paulinwaban: Tom Brady? He wants out here is word on the street.last_img

Ordinary South Africans Doing Amazing Things – Jozi Cats Rugby Club

first_imgOrdinary South Africans Doing Amazing Things – Jozi Cats Rugby ClubBrand South Africa’s Play Your Part initiative makes emphasis on inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, get involved and become active citizens, in order to contribute to the National Development Plan’s (NDP) vision 2030. The NDP defines active citizenship as equalising opportunities and enhancing human capabilities. It serves as an action plan for securing the future for all citizens as charted in the Constitution.Jozi Cats are one such example of being on the path of contributing to the Play Your Part mandate of inspiring and encouraging active citizenship. As a registered Non-profit Organisation (NPO), Jozi Cats is Africa’s first gay-inclusive, competitive rugby club, that stands for being a people association first, a sporting organisation second and a community change-maker third.Jozi Cats live and breathe its values at all times, on and off the field to inspire local and global sporting bodies such as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI*) and GNC (Gender Non-conforming) communities.As Africa’s first gay and inclusive rugby club, Jozi Cats sit at the centre of the conversation on the continent as #ChangeMakers. Of the 55 African states recognised by the United Nations or the African Union, homosexuality is outlawed in 34 African countries.South Africa, the only country on the continent where sexual orientation is protected by the constitution. Jozi Cats exists to provide a safe space for all its diverse communities to enjoy the game of rugby, whether as a player, a referee, or spectator, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identification, age, race or ability.“Founded on 20th August 2015, we began our journey with a simple idea of creating a safe and harassment-free environment for everyone to enjoy the game of rugby, along with building a competitive, social and diverse club which welcomes players with all levels of experience who enjoy a love for rugby”, said Mr Chris Verrijdt; Chairman – Jozi Cats Rugby Club.In February 2016 Jozi Cats reached out to find support to recruit new members and increase the visibility of the club. Havas PR devised a bold campaign that turned gay stereotypes inside out by challenging you to ask “what does a gay rugby player look” and used the typical gay slurs one would here on the sports field to tackle homophobia in rugby.The “Rugby, That’s so Gay” Campaign launched on May 4th, 2016 and went viral. The Jozi Cats campaign was viewed by over 350 million people in over 146 countries worldwide.Over the last three years Jozi Cats has constantly and consistently disrupted the local and global narrative around what it means to be LGBTQI* in the rugby world, with a series of history-making moments under its belt providing inspiration through perspiration to the continent as a whole:First gay and inclusive rugby club in Africa (2015)Global “Rugby That’s So Gay” campaign seen by 315 million people in 126 countries (2016)First inclusive rugby tour across South Africa (2016)First inclusive touch rugby tournament – The Reconciliation Cup in Cape Town (2016)First African team to participate in an international inclusive Rugby Tournament in Madrid – The Union Cup (2017)Historic MOU signing with Digger’s Rugby Club to tackle homophobia in Rugby (2017)Formation of the Khayelitsha Cats – a touch club for lesbian players of colour in Cape Town (2017)First African Rugby Club to attain membership status in International Gay Rugby Organisation (IGR) (2018)First Inclusive Tag Rugby Tournament in Africa with an endorsement from Network of African National Human Rights Institutions, South African Human Rights Commission, Tag Rugby South Africa and SARU (2018)When asked which sports Jozi Cats will break stereotypes next, Mr Verrijdt said; “We are constantly shifting stereotypes and creating an inclusive world of sports, I think soccer might just do.”For more information on these Ordinary South Africans Doing Amazing Things – Jozi Cats Rugby Club, log on to or like and follow @JoziCats on Instagram and Twitter for regular updates.Also, contact: Chris Verrijdt: Chairman – Jozi Cats Rugby ClubCell:   +27 82 784 6 Inclusivity. Diversity. Equality.645 | Email: read more

Virtual court to deal with traffic challan to be launched today

first_imgDoing away with the need for the litigant to be present in the court and facilitate adjudication of the case online, the Punjab and Haryana High Court will launch its first virtual court on Saturday at Faridabad through videoconferencing.A Punjab and Haryana High Court spokesperson said the court would deal with traffic challan cases from across the State. The project will be launched under the guidance of e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India. The processUnder this project, the cases received in the virtual court can be viewed by the judge along with automatic computation of fines on the screen. After the summon is generated and the accused gets information on email or through a text message, the accused can visit the virtual court website and search the case by CNR Number, his/her name or even with the driving license number. Once the accused pleads guilty online, fine amount will be displayed and accused might proceed to pay the fine. On successful payment and realisation of the fine amount, the case would be automatically disposed of.The spokesperson said if the accused did not plead guilty, such cases would be remanded to the regular courts with the respective territorial jurisdiction. The Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Krishna Murarihas shown keen interest in launching the project at the earliest for the benefit of all the stakeholders in the justice delivery system.To reduce burden The virtual court will reduce the burden on regular courts. The entire process of disposal will happen online in a few hours. Footfalls in the courts will reduce as the accused need not visit the court to plead guilty.last_img read more