City A.M. TV: Daily market snapshot (video)

first_imgMonday 8 February 2021 12:52 pm Share Is there a message for western markets from Asian price action? Various key Asian markets, including the Chinese Shanghai Composite, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and Korea’s Kospi, have all struggled to break above key technical levels in recent trading sessions. Michiel Willems City A.M. TV: Daily market snapshot (video) Tags: Video That stands in contrast the price action in the US (at new highs) and Germany’s DAX (testing new highs). Which is correct is critical for determining what stage globally markets are it in this latest pullback (and, therefore, where they go next). Is the pullback over? Was it a ‘one wave’ short lived affair? Or is wave three of the pullback about to commence? In addition, what’s the message of the short term market timing models? “More Downside?” – ShortView Morning Market Hit (8th Feb 2021) 00:00/04:47 LIVE Various key themes are likely to dominate markets this week: Biden’s stimulus proposal is expected to make further progress (after good progress last week); China and the US publish key inflation data later this week (Wednesday) while the UK’s Q4 GDP data will be watched closely; corporate earnings in the US & Europe continue this week – in the Euro zone there’s a focus on financial/bank companies reporting; while various key central bankers are hitting the stumps this week including the Bank of England’s Governor Andrew Bailey (giving his key Mansion House speech) as well as Jerome Powell speaking at the Economic Club of NY and ECB President Lagarde. Chinese New Year celebrations also start later this week.center_img Also Read: City A.M. TV: Daily market snapshot (video) Show Comments ▼ Also Read: City A.M. TV: Daily market snapshot (video) whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishCarsGeniusThese 4 Loaded SUVs Are Now Dirt CheapCarsGeniusMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy Reportlast_img read more

LISTEN: How to avoid a negative bear encounter in Alaska this summer

first_imgOutdoors | Public Safety | WildlifeLISTEN: How to avoid a negative bear encounter in Alaska this summerJune 21, 2021 by Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media Share:A sow brown bear walks with two cubs through the forest at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Nat Herz/Alaska Public Media)We’re well into bear season in Alaska, and there have been some negative encounters in the news recently.But bear experts will tell you a lot of human-bear interactions don’t make the news because most of the time, bears don’t want to mess around with humans. And people who know bears say there are some things you can do to keep it that way.Wilderness safety and medicine instructor Deb Ajango teaches her clients about bear safety through her business, Safety Ed.Ajango walked us through a hypothetical bear encounter, and says, first, you don’t want to surprise a bear.If you spend time outdoors in Alaska during the summer, maybe you’ve run into a bear or two along the way. We want to hear your best bear stories. And let us know if there’s anything you do differently out on the trail since your encounter. You can send your story by email to [email protected] or head to alaskapublic.org/engage.LISTEN:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/15-Deb-Ajango-int.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Ajango: So if you stumble upon a bear and it’s a very close encounter, then that could go bad. But if you see a bear from afar, it’s not a big deal. Bears aren’t out to attack us, they’re not out to eat us. So the main thing you want to do is avoid stumbling on a bear. You don’t want to surprise them, you don’t want to get between a sow and a cub and you certainly don’t want to get near any food source they have.Think a lot about where you’re hiking. Once you get into the high country- above tree line- it becomes a lot easier. You’re going to see the bear a long way away and vice versa. Same with smells. If you’ve got a wind behind you, that’s good for the bear, because if it’s coming from your back, the bear’s going to get a warning. If it’s a headwind then the bear doesn’t know you’re coming and you’ve got to be louder. If you’re around water, bears like salmon, you need to be more aware of that, make a lot more noise. Certainly don’t hang out near a water source. If you’re going to be in thick brush, make sure you make a lot of noise when you have blind corners, things like that.Grove: So let’s say you do have a bear encounter though, then what?Ajango: Most of the time, the bear wants noting to do with us. It only has a certain amount of time to put on a lot of weight. We’re not on it’s menu, so if it considers us a threat, if it’s afraid of us or we’re threatening it’s child or food source then it might attack. Most of the time though, they don’t. Usually, it will just run away. If it’s really comfortable around, it might even take a step towards you and it’s probably just checking to see what you’re going to do. We’ve had people who, they’re approached on the trails, and they’re frightened, so they set down their cooler, or backpack and run off, thinking it’s better the bear gets the backpack than them. Now the bear knows, all I need to do is take a step towards a human and they’ll give me food, so the next person, it’s like, ‘hey — let’s try this again.’The bear that’s stepping towards you, it might just want to see what are you going to do and we do not want to backoff, run away. Hold your ground. Let it know you’re not going to get anything from me. If it does start coming closer then that’s when you might want to think about getting that bear spray out.Grove: So it’s not just going away, what do you do?Ajango: I would even back up and say before the bear spray, use other deterrents. If it’s a curious bear — maybe a teenager,just trying to push boundaries in life — that bear, if you throw rocks at it, it might work. If you have a loud air horn or a pan of rocks, a lot of times that’s all it takes. If it’s going to continue to approach, I have found that bear spray works really quite well, because you can get close to that bear and spray it right in the face. If it’s a charge, then that’s going to be much more difficult because people tend to underperform. They don’t do near as well as a lower stress encounter.Grove: How do people screw that up?Ajango: In a highly pressurized situation when a bear is coming at you full force, your amygdala, it’s an automated part of your brain, it starts to stimulate, so it’s going to give you a whole lot of adrenaline. Historically, that has allowed us to live. It actually dilates your pupils, so you have better vision, your blood is shunted from your skin to your core, so you don’t have as much blood if you’re mauled. So all of these things happen to keep us alive. But if they keep happening, its an amygdala hijack and your ability to think and make decisions freezes, it almost goes away. So in a true emergency, a highly stressful emergency, about 85% of people underperform. If you want to prevent that, one of the most important things to do is to practice using bear spray before you need it. You really need that bear spray to be very habitual, comfortable and familiar. If you don’t want to use real bear spray, then there’s inert bear spray you can purchase and practice with.Grove: What are other things people should do? We hear in some cases you should play dead — what about that?Ajango: Any true attack, if it’s an aggressive charge, black or brown bear, hold your ground. Even if they’re coming at you pretty fast, still hold your ground. If an attack or contact is imminent, then drop into the fetal position if you can and play dead. You’re probably a surprise to them, and just as we have this automated response, they also have an automated response. So they’re striking out and if you crumple into the fetal position, the threat is gone. They may even stand over you for a second, but if you don’t continue to scream or thrash, they will very commonly split, they’ll run off.Share this story:last_img read more

People / Etihad calls up Ray Gammell as interim CEO to replace Hogan

first_img CEO James Hogan may be leaving troubled Etihad sooner than anticipated. Despite not scheduled to leave till 1 July, the group has named Ray Gammell as interim chief, with immediate effect.It’s been a bad few weeks for the airline, which saw partners Alitalia file for bankruptcy and Air Berlin apply for additional financial support from the UAE carrier, resulting in a further injection of €350m.Mr Gamell is currently the carrier’s chief for people and performance and Etihad said it would continue to recruit a new CEO. Read more… By Alex Lennane 08/05/2017last_img read more

There’s a massive new data set that aims to help artificial intelligence work better for biotech — and it’s free

first_img GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? Kate Sheridan Biotech Apstock About the Author Reprints General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. [email protected] There’s a massive new data set that aims to help artificial intelligence work better for biotech — and it’s free center_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED By Kate Sheridan May 6, 2019 Reprints Artificial intelligence is the hot new thing in drug discovery and development. AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Merck have all relied on machine learning to advance their research. Bristol-Myers Squibb and Boston-based Concerto HealthAI established a new partnership in March. And Relay Therapeutics raised an astonishing $400 million series C round to support its efforts to use AI techniques to understand the way proteins bend and twist and create new drugs.But if artificial intelligence programs are actually going to make an impact, they’re going to need a lot of data — and high quality data is hard to come by. Currently available data sets aren’t ideal for machine learning, and relying on that data might even set certain algorithms down the wrong path. Log In | Learn More Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @sheridan_kate What is it? Tags biotechnologydrug developmentmedical technologyresearchlast_img read more

The rising threat of ransomware

first_img High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Sovereign defaults hit record level in 2020: Fitch James Langton Keywords Cybersecurity,  Insurance,  Credit ratingsCompanies Fitch Ratings Infrastructure hacks pose large financial risks: Fitch Related news Ransomware attacks are a fast-growing global security threat, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings.The rating agency reported that ransomware attacks jumped by 485% in 2020, accounting for nearly one-quarter of all cyberattacks during the year, citing data from Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender. “The volume, size and sophistication of ransomware attacks are expected to increase, as the risk of criminal prosecution remains low and profit incentives remain high,” the report said, noting that ransomware accounted for over three-quarters (77%) of all attacks in the first quarter of 2021.In 2020, the estimated global cost of these kinds of attacks totalled US$20 billion, it said, citing U.S.-based cybersecurity company, PurpleSec.Financial services firms and smaller law firms are favourite targets for these kinds of attacks, Fitch noted, “as they typically possess valuable personal identifiable information, payment data, or intellectual property.”The report said that paying ransoms “can expose financial firms to increased financial and compliance risk,” including the risk of violating KYC and anti-money laundering laws.The availability of insurance coverage for ransomware attacks is also continuing to evolve, the report noted, with a leading insurer in France recently declaring that it will no longer cover ransom payments under its cyber-insurance policies.“This may lead other market participants and jurisdictions to follow suit,” Fitch said.“Without the ability to transfer the risk, affected companies would face increased financial risk from a ransomware attack,” it said, adding that this could also impact firms’ reputational, operational and regulatory risks.The recent surge in ransomware attacks may lead to more internationally co-ordinated efforts to combat the phenomenon, Fitch said, noting that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has established a ransomware task force with the FBI and federal prosecutors. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter last_img read more

Orange Door Network Coming To Dandenong

first_imgOrange Door Network Coming To Dandenong VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is making family violence support even easier to access with the establishment of The Orange Door Network in Melbourne’s south.Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced that the region will be serviced by a primary site in Dandenong, along with two additional sites to be established in the Casey and Cardinia local government areas.With work currently underway with partner organisations to set up access points across the region, the Southern Melbourne Orange Door Network is expected to commence services later this year.The Orange Door Network is a $448 million Australian-first initiative that provides free and ongoing family violence support services under the one roof.It brings together workers from across specialist family violence, child and family, Aboriginal and men’s services to deliver risk assessments, safety planning and crisis assistance, as well as vital connections to ongoing support such as counselling.A key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence – set up by the Labor Government in 2015 – the Orange Door Network will service all 17 Department of Health regions by the end of 2022.It is currently operating in seven regions across the state, including the Central Highlands, Loddon, Barwon, Inner Gippsland, North East Melbourne, Bayside Peninsula, and Mallee.Each region has a primary site, complemented by access points and outposts, making it even easier for people to get in-person support wherever they live.More than 125,000 people have been referred to the Orange Door Network since 2018. It is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. For more information visit orangedoor.vic.gov.au.As stated by Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams“Everyone deserves to be safe at home but for too many Victorians this still isn’t the case – we’re determined to change that.”“We haven’t wasted a moment pushing ahead with our vital reforms – including the expansion of the Orange Door Network in Melbourne’s south, which will provide much needed support for those who need it, closer to home.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Bayside, Cardinia, Central, Dandenong, Department of Health, family violence, Government, health, Melbourne, Orange, royal commission, southern, Victoria, Williamslast_img read more

Porsche orders stop-sale on top-trim models over emissions problems

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 On the road, the 911 GTS is simply a faster version of an already very fast car. ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos Trending Videos The problem is delicate, as the emissions were found to be within limits when the drive mode selector was placed in Normal and Sport modes. The Sport Plus mode was even within the limits under certain conditions, so it’s tough to pinpoint the issue.“Porsche proactively informed authorities and continues to work to review the issue,” a spokesperson said. “In any case, we have no indications that cars currently in production are affected.”To fix the problem, a new software update is being developed to tweak the exhaust emissions. Porsche says all cars affected are still safe to drive, they’re just a little bit dirtier. The problem does not affect new vehicles, just those made from 2012 to 2016. “To be clear, our dealer partners are buying all used Porsche cars as they usually would, and the cars in customers’ possession remains safe to drive — what the dealers have paused is selling the specific cars in their inventory affected by this until the software on these cars can be updated.” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada advertisement Porsche has issued a stop-sale on a few of its models due to a problem with the emissions system letting by more pollutants more than permitted.Any Porsche 911, Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne, and Panamera model built between 2012 and 2016 and equipped with the “Sport Chrono” package may be affected, according to Business Insider.The issues stem from the drive mode selector, which, when put into “Sport Plus” mode, may see the car emit more nitrogen oxide than U.S. regulations permit. Sport Plus mode is made for extreme driving on a track, rather than on the street, but it still falls under the legal emissions cap. RELATED TAGSPorscheCoupeLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpenedlast_img read more

New York Museum Benefited from African Genocide

first_imgIt turns out that one of America’s most prominent museums benefited from the atrocities. The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City purchased a collection of skulls that included pieces gathered from German concentration camps in southwest Africa. The sorry story is told in this 2018 article in The New Yorker:  Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Photo: Statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside AMNH, by Mike Steele, via Flickr (cropped).As I discussed in a recent article and video, Germany committed genocide against the Herero and Nama peoples in southwest Africa in the early 1900s. German authorities also conducted medical experiments on their victims in the name of racial “science.” The extermination efforts and medical experiments were a product of Western imperialism and fueled in part by a virulent strain of Darwinian ideology. Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man No Response TagsAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryAMNHAndrew ZimmermananthropologyDarwinian ideologyFelix von LuschangenocideGermanyHerero peopleHuman Zoosmedical experimentsNama peopleNamibiaThe New Yorker,Trending In 1906, Felix von Luschan, an Austrian-born anthropologist, sent letters to [German] colonial officers asking that they gather bones and ship them to him in Berlin, for research. In a letter discovered by the historian Andrew Zimmerman, one of the officers replied, “In the concentration camps taking and preserving the skulls of Herero prisoners of war will be more readily possible than in the country, where there is always a danger of offending the ritual feelings of the natives.” In response to one anthropologist’s request, the German overseers of a concentration camp gave Herero women shards of glass and told them to scrape the flesh from the corpses of Herero men. Luschan eventually sold his entire personal collection, including the skulls of thousands of people from across the world, to the American Museum of Natural History. The purchase doubled the museum’s physical anthropology holdings and helped establish the AMNH as a leader in the field. As of 2018, the skulls were still housed in the AMNH’s collections, although the museum allowed a delegation of a dozen Hereros to view the remains. Are they still housed there? Earlier this week, I contacted the museum’s press office in an effort to find out, and to ask if the Museum was considering sending them back to modern Namibia for burial. The AMNH failed to respond. “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide John G. WestSenior Fellow, Managing Director, and Vice President of Discovery InstituteDr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Managing Director of the Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker who has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, and Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s. His documentary films include Fire-Maker, Revolutionary, The War on Humans, and (most recently) Human Zoos. West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University, and he has been interviewed by media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Time magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.Follow JohnProfile Share It remains to be seen whether the AMNH will continue to get a pass in 2020 about its avoidance of its problematic past.center_img Recommended A Sorry Story Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Evolution New York Museum Benefited from African GenocideJohn G. WestJuly 8, 2020, 3:49 PM Culture & Ethics It’s not the first time the museum has avoided addressing its uncomfortable history. While preparing my documentary Human Zoos, I encountered a similar wall of silence.  My documentary deals in part with the museum’s history of promoting eugenics. But AMNH officials declined a request to be interviewed on-screen for the documentary. Their stated reason? I wasn’t able to purchase $2 million in insurance. Yet the museum also turned down repeated requests to answer questions about its history in writing for the documentary. Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharelast_img read more

EU Fund announced to ease impact on Brexit on Donegal SME’s

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 8, 2017 EU Fund announced to ease impact on Brexit on Donegal SME’s DL Debate – 24/05/21 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Small businesses in Donegal are to benefit from €16.6m in funding.The funding is part of the Co-Innovate project under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme and has been designed to help small and medium sized businesses overcome issues arising from the existence of borders.Over 1,400 businesses in the border regions will receive support over the coming years.Neil Ryan, Programme Director of Co-Innovate says the project will help dealing with the challenges that Brexit poses……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ryansmes.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Previous articleDerry City and Finn Harps meet tonight in fundraiser at Maginn ParkNext articleBreaking – Fire Service issue smoke warning following Rossbracken fire News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Pinterest 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitter Facebook Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more

What’s the biggest challenge facing next Bok coach?

first_img‘ Life Exact BrazilRemember Grace Jones? She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Chief writer Jon Cardinelli and editor Craig Lewis debate what the next Bok coach’s biggest challenge will be in 2020.Cardinelli says it’s access to overseas-based players:The 2019 Test season presented the Springboks with a rare opportunity. The coaches and players spent 20 weeks together from the start of the Rugby Championship to the end of the World Cup tournament. They used that time to improve their fitness to the point where they were the most well-conditioned side on the planet. Coach Rassie Erasmus enjoyed an extended opportunity to work with the group and implement a winning gameplan and culture. The overseas-based stars remained with the team for more than four months and there were no disruptions.Erasmus’ successor won’t have the same luxury in 2020. Outside a World Cup year, the rules regarding the international window will apply. The new Bok coach is unlikely to have all of his Europe-based players available for the planning sessions leading up to the 2020 opener. As we’ve seen in the past, Bok stars who play their club rugby in England and France typically return to South Africa five or six days before the first Test of the season. Will we see Handre Pollard (Montpellier), Faf de Klerk (Sale), Eben Etzebeth (Toulon) and other World Cup winners competing in every Rugby Championship Test? Or will the new coach have to limit the appearances of these players across that tournament and in the subsequent end-of-year tour to keep their clubs happy? Erasmus and his predecessors faced a similar challenge in previous seasons, especially in games that fell outside the World Rugby-sanctioned window.New issue: Special awards editionLewis says it’s striking a work balance with Rassie Erasmus:The position of director of rugby is still a relatively novel concept in South African rugby, particularly at national level. While Rassie Erasmus assumed this role along with the head coaching responsibilities when he returned to South Africa, it remains to be seen how significantly his day-to-day duties will change.Understandably, in the early part of his tenure, Erasmus’ focus was to take care of the hands-on coaching of the Springboks, and he exceeded expectations, quickly taking the team back to the summit of world rugby.However, he will now step into his role as director of rugby, and while he is sure to remain closely involved with the Springbok set-up, there will be a new man in the head coach’s office. After the World Cup, defence guru and Erasmus’ right-hand man, Jacques Nienaber, was viewed by many as the front-runner.Whatever the case may be, it will be essential for the new coach and Erasmus to quickly settle into a successful working relationship. As examples, think of the roles Jake White and Gary Gold fulfilled at the Sharks not all that long ago. White and Gold were also termed ‘directors of rugby’, but the lines became blurred over their exact roles, and the two effectively served as hands-on coaches, with limited success. After all the achievements the Springboks celebrated in 2019, they cannot afford to have a power struggle at the helm, or a lack of clarity over roles. Photo: Steve Haag/Sports via HollywoodBets ‘  0  0 Posted in Features, Head to Head, Rugby Championship, SA Rugby mag, Springboks, Test Rugby, Top headlines, World Cup Tagged 2019 Rugby World Cup, 2019 World Cup, Rugby Championship, Rugby World Cup, Springboks, Test Rugby Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieJean de Villiers and Schalk Burger share some epic memories with former Springbok teammate Jaque Fourie on the first episode of season two of their ‘Use It or Lose It’ show.SA Rugby MagUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo What’s the biggest challenge facing next Bok coach? Post by SA Rugby magazinecenter_img Published on December 20, 2019 ‘ ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Loans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber ‘ ‘last_img read more