Following on from the brief analysis of the Australian conference, I wanted to inspect the trans-Tasman rivals and see how the New Zealand conference had fared in the off-season too. There was a fair bit of inter-competition team swapping, but again it was the pull of Japanese and European money that took a decent chunk of players that were either near the end of their career or recognising early that they were log-jammed behind a host of quality players in the same position. Like the last venture, I’d like to list the comings and goings of each team’s squad and identify perhaps where in the conference they may finish, who they should rely on and what their two best XVs look like. Team: Blues Players leaving: The Blues are experiencing a changing of guard with Leon MacDonald swapping places with Tana Umaga and becoming the new head coach a year earlier than probably planned. This change on top of the disruption of the squad last year through injury means there are a lot … [Read more...] about Who will top the New Zealand conference in 2019?
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By Brandon Mercer and SFGATE Staff Updated 3:45 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> Photo: Susan.k./Getty Images, Getty How early is too early?We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable pumpkin, or candy corn onesies, and you want to take them around while it's light out, and before their 7 p.m. bedtime. Sweet. I'm not ready for you at 4 p.m. Frankly, at that time it's just high school latchkey kids at home anyway, and they have no idea where their parents hid the candy. Did you know many cities "set" their hours for when trick or treating should happen? … [Read more...] about Trick or treating etiquette this Halloween is more complex than ever. Here are the new rules.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Kara Baskin October 24, 2018 This story is from the Globe Magazine’s annual Women & Power issue. We’ll reveal the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts on Friday morning. Sasha Yablonovsky tells her husband how much she appreciates him every day. Gratitude is key to making the whole enterprise work, she says. It’s a practice that’s ingrained in her life, just like making coffee or brushing her teeth each morning. But there’s a twist: She’s often halfway across the country when she does it. As an executive vice president at CareerBuilder and the family breadwinner, Yablonovsky travels for work Monday through Thursday while her husband, Michael Barnett, takes care of their two children as he prepares to launch a new software company from their Newton home.She misses bedtime. She misses school drop-off. “I feel guilty … [Read more...] about How female breadwinners (really) make it work
When 29-year-old Mark Barbee was elected to serve as mayor of Bridgeport, Montgomery County last November, it was a historic moment for a municipality that’s seen better days a rock-skip across the Schuylkill River from Norristown. Barbee – the former councilman who drew 454 of the 864 votes cast – would be the first openly gay, African-American mayor of this tiny blue-collar borough. But less than a year later, the only history being made is far from good. In the nine months since his swearing-in, Barbee has been the focus of death threats, profane tirades at public meetings and a slew of racially charged comments – both veiled and otherwise. It’s gotten so bad that friends say they worry whether he's safe to walk home alone from Borough Hall at night.Much of the discord stems from controversy within the borough's 12-officer police department. After just two months on the job, Bridgeport Police Chief Randy Shannon quit. He … [Read more...] about Just months into first term, Bridgeport’s gay, black mayor faces death threats and racial attacks
Published 6:29 am PDT, Saturday, August 25, 2018 In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 photo, paintings of African Americans, taken from the mural in the lobby, is part of Artist Karyn Olivier's new work titled "Witness," which she is creating around the dome in University of Kentucky's Memorial Hall in Lexington, Ky. Olivier, a Trinidad-born and Philadelphia-based artist known for large works that play off public spaces, was chosen to create contextual art around the university's controversial 1930s mural in the lobby by Ann Rice O'Hanlon. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP) less In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 photo, paintings of African Americans, taken from the mural in the lobby, is part of Artist Karyn Olivier's new work titled "Witness," which she is creating around the dome in ... more Photo: Charles Bertram, AP In this Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 photo, a gathering of African Americans is shown … [Read more...] about Controversial Kentucky mural reimagined in a ‘divine space’