iPad 2 owners have been left out of the jailbreaking party for quite some time now. It only had one jailbreak, which was during a brief window last summer (before Apple patched comex’s jailbreakme) but that didn’t last long. That dry spell, however, is finally over. Owners of the iPad 2 can now get a full, untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 (the latest version of iOS). This uses the same Absinthe tool that the iPhone dev team released for the iPhone 4S (see our iPhone 4S jailbreak instructions here). The method is able to beat out the protection Apple put around the A5 chip that powers both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. It’s an untethered jailbreak, so there is no annoying requirement of tethering to a PC when you reboot.Note: If you’re using an older iOS device, you can check out our post for jailbreaking A4 devices on iOS 5.0.1.And now, instructions on how to hack Apple’s latest tablet…1. Download the jailbreak toolThe first thing you’ll want to do is get the Absinthe jailbreak tool. It can be downloaded from here for Mac and here for Windows.The package comes in a zip file, so you’ll want to unzip it before proceeding.2. Backup your iPad 2This isn’t necessary, but it’s a good idea to back everything up before ever doing any kind of hacking on your device. You can backup locally using iTunes or to iCloud, but the former is faster.3. Run the jailbreak toolFirst, connect your iPad 2 to your PC via USB,. Then open the Absinthe jailbreak tool. It should detect your device and show a “jailbreak” button. Click that button.You’ll then be guided through several steps (this takes some time). You can see the process in the screenshots below:The next stage of the process will show a “restoring device” screen on your iPad. This is normal.Your device will start to reboot. Again, this is normal.After rebooting, you will see that it’s “sending payload data”:Finally, you’ll see “almost done”:It then tells you to look for a “jailbreak” icon on your device’s home screen. The icon is actually called Absinthe:Your device will then reboot, and return with a Cydia icon in its place. You’re jailbroken! You can check out our list of the best Cydia apps to help you get started.* If you get an error when opening Absinthe, it’s because the Greenp0ison servers are down. You can do the following workaround: turn on the “jailbreak” VPN by going to Settings>General>Network>VPN. After turning on VPN, choose the option called “jailbreak.” This shouldn’t, however, be necessary anymore.via pod2g
When you absolutely, positively need to take pictures of something really far away, look no further than this 5200mm Canon ultra-telephoto lens. The Canon 5200mm F14 Prime is the worlds largest known SLR lens, and you’ll probably never see one in real life. It is believed that only three of these monster lenses were ever produced, and all are in the hands of private owners.The 5200mm Prime, which was manufactured in Japan, has insane zoom distances. It is designed to focus on objects 18 to 32 miles away. Basically, if the 5200mm Prime was much more powerful, the curvature of the Earth would start to affect the results.The lens’ minimum object distance is 120 meters (about 400 feet). So if you wanted to take a picture of the family having a picnic in the park, you’d have to be over a football field away. Of course, you could also be a few towns over and get the same result from the right vantage.This thing looks like a mid-sized telescope and weighs a whopping 220 lbs (without its stand). If you want a frame of reference for how incredible this lens is, its level of magnification is roughly one-tenth that of the Hubble Space Telescope, which rates at about 55,000mm. Interestedly enough, the built-in light filters make this lens ideal for space photography (though not as good as the Hubble).The video above shows off some epic stills of the lens itself. To be clear, the zooming sequence at the end is a simulation. It wasn’t actually taken with a 5200mm lens, but gives you an idea how it might work.The 5200mm Prime is definitely a rare and valuable lens, but its utility is very limited. As such, it doesn’t have the kind of cash value you might expect. One of these beasts sold on eBay a few years ago for “just” $50,000.So that’s Canon’s 5200mm lens. It puts that 1600mm Leica to shame (though that one is worth roughly 40 times as much, not that it will ever go on sale again).
Leicester City duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez are among the 30 players named on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been charged by England’s Football Association for his elbow on Bournemouth’s Harry Arter on Saturday.Former Ireland defence coach Mike Ford has been named as Toulon’s new head coach following the club’s decision to sack Diego Dominguez.Portuguese sensation Renato Sanches has beaten England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to the European Golden Boy award.The Best Thing We SharedThe Republic of Telly takes a closer look at the Irish football fans who have struggled to re-adapt to society since the Euros. Source: RTÉ Republic of Comedy/YouTubeOn The RecordThat was his biggest frustration: that he believed so much in the players and he knew what they can do and what they’re capable of, but sometimes they were not believing in themselves. By Alan Waldron 15,702 Views No Comments Monday 24 Oct 2016, 8:00 PM Oct 24th 2016, 8:00 PM Templeogue’s Lorcan Murphy puts down tasty reverse dunk against UCCRepublic of Telly examines how Ireland fans have struggled to deal with life post-Euro 2016 Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus explains that the late Anthony Foley would have been immensely proud of the way the province played against Glasgow on Saturday.Where we were todayFintan O’Toole was at a press conference at Parnell Park today ahead of Saturday’s Dublin SHC final between reigning champions Cuala and Kilmacud Crokes. Ryan O’Dwyer (left) of Kilmacud Crokes and Cuala’s Mark Schutte. Source: Piaras Ó Mídheach/SPORTSFILEThe Fixture ListThere are five games in the fourth round of the EFL Cup tomorrow night: Arsenal v Reading, Bristol City v Hull, Leeds v Norwich, Liverpool v Tottenham (live SS1) and Newcastle v Preston. All of those games kick off at 7.45pm.Closer to home, recently-crowned SSE Airtricity Premier Division champions Dundalk travel to St Pat’s (7.45pm).In the NFL, the Denver Broncos are at the Houston Texans from 1.15am.Showbiz, Baby!Templeogue BC’s Lorcan Murphy showed some serious skills in executing this tasty reverse dunk in the Hula Hoops National Basketball Cup against UCC Demons last weekend. Source: Templeogue Basketball Club/YouTube https://the42.ie/3044216 Add us: the42.ie Share3 Tweet Email We’ll Leave It There So: Schmidt’s new deal, Ballon d’Or shortlist named and today’s sport Elsewhere, Padraig Harrington surges up world rankings, Daniel Goulding announces his inter-county retirement and Mike Ford lands one of European rugby’s top jobs. Home Ulster GAA’s proposed designs for Casement Park. Source: Presseye/Kelvin Boyes/INPHOIreland head coach Joe Schmidt has signed a new deal that will see him keep the reins until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.Pádraig Harrington has surged up 62 spots in the world rankings, moving to 97th, on the back of his win at the Portugal Masters.Cork All-Ireland football winner Daniel Goulding has announced his retirement from the inter-county game at the age of 30.Ulster GAA has revealed new plans for the €86m redevelopment of Casement Park which would see the ground’s capacity increase to 34,500.Katie Taylor has dismissed reports that she has returned to train in Bray Boxing Club under the stewardship of her father Pete.Away Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy. Source: Nigel French The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL
Dec 1st 2016, 8:00 PM By Alan Waldron Source: Christian Ziege/Twitter The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Home Jared Payne suffered the injury against Australia. Source: Colm O’Neill/INPHOUlster and Ireland have been dealt a massive blow with news that Jared Payne will be out for at least three months with a kidney injury.Greystones golfer Paul Dunne has begun his European Tour season in stunning fashion, carding an opening-round 66 at the Alfred Dunhill Championships in South Africa.Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has made six changes for the province’s Pro12 game against Glasgow tomorrow night.Ireland‘s women’s team picked up a 17-17 draw with Fiji at the Dubai World Sevens but they were left disappointed with the result after the game ended in controversial circumstances.Leinster and Ireland lock Devin Toner has agreed a new three-year contract with the IRFU, which means he is signed up with the union until June 2020.Promising Irish winger Olamide Shodipo has signed a new contract with Queens Park Rangers.Kerry club Austin Stacks will put a new management team in place in the coming weeks after Stephen Stack stepped down as the club’s senior football manager.Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor has obtained a professional boxing licence to further fuel rumours he will switch disciplines to seek a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.Away Gregor Townsend. Source: David Davies Great news for @SpursOfficial and congratulations to @HKane on signing a new contract 👏✍️ #COYS #Kane #OneOfOurOwn pic.twitter.com/B9x7MsLNjv— Christian Ziege (@Christian_Ziege) December 1, 2016 Follow us: the42.ie No Comments http://the42.ie/3114637 Gregor Townsend has turned down a coaching job with the British and Irish Lions for next year’s tour of New Zealand so that he can focus on his role as head coach of Scotland.Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla will be out for another three months after the club decided the midfielder needs to undergo ankle surgery.Tiger Woods is making his return to professional golf at the Hero World Challenge and it’s so far so good for the former world number one.Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for using marijuana to treat serious illness.Harry Kane has signed a new six-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur, ending speculation around the striker’s future.Wales international James Hook is returning to the Ospreys after spells with Perpignan and Gloucester.The Best Thing We SharedThe All Blacks belting out Ireland’s Call in a German pub — we didn’t see that coming.On The RecordJohnny struggles to let six days go by, or six hours without kicking a ball or thinking about rugby. He’s been so dedicated since his (shoulder) surgery in the summer to Leinster Rugby. it’s been great to have him around.Isa Nacewa isn’t too concerned about Leinster and Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton falling out of love with the game any time soon.Where We Were TodayWe were at Croke Park for the launch of the interprovincial championship. Leinster hurling manager Ciaran Hetherton and Leinster football selector John Doyle. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOSean Farrell and Eoin Lúc Ó Ceallaigh met Fergus McFadden at LifeStyle Sports in Arnotts, Dublin while Sinead Farrell caught up with MMA star Sinead Kavanagh.The Fixture ListThere are two games in the Guinness Pro12 tomorrow night — Munster are in Glasgow to take on the Warriors (19.35, TG4) and Ospreys host Edinburgh (19.35).The Alfred Dunhill Championship continues in South Africa and Paul Dunne has made a stunning start. Jack Hume, Michael Hoey and Darren Clarke are also in action. On the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods continues his comeback at the Hero World Challenge.In the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys (00.30).Showbiz, Baby!Harry Kane signed on the dotted line today, committing to Spurs for the foreseeable future. That takes him close to £100,000 (€120,000) a week. Share2 Tweet Email Short URL There’s a TV blackout on the first El Clasico of the season this weekendBeauden Barrett led the All Blacks in a powerful rendition of Ireland’s Call in a German bar Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article We’ll Leave It There So: Payne’s kidney injury, Tiger back on the prowl and today’s sport Meanwhile, Paul Dunne makes stunning start in South Africa, Conor McGregor gets pro boxing licence and Arsenal star to undergo surgery. 11,221 Views Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 8:00 PM
98 Comments Varadkar edges ahead of Coveney in Fine Gael leadership poll Among Fine Gael supporters, 35% preferred Leo Varadkar, while 30% chose Simon Coveney. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: RollingNews.ie By Gráinne Ní Aodha LEO VARADKAR IS leading the pack slightly in the race for the Fine Gael leadership.In a new Sunday Business Post/Red C poll published today, Social Protection Minister Varadkar is on 29%, with Housing Minister Simon Coveney on his heels at 27%.Here’s how those polled felt about the other possible contenders: https://jrnl.ie/3259890 13,817 Views Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieSpeaking today on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane Show, Varadkar said that it was important to remember that there was no leadership contest launched, and he apologised to the public that they would have to listen to political rumours about it for the next six weeks.A fellow panellist quipped that he could cut that time frame short if he wanted.He added that he and Coveney didn’t agree to back down in demanding Enda Kenny give a timeline for stepping down, but they did agree the party needs to be united no matter who is elected. Varadkar has been minister for transport, health, and now social protection, and received praise in the past for publicly defending whistleblower Maurice McCabe.His transparent and frank way of speaking, as well as frequent media appearances have shown him to be popular among voters – although this poll shows that hasn’t won him much of a lead.Simon Coveney, a previous minister for agriculture and Cork native, has won favour for working on issues within the rural community. He has also been tasked with tackling the housing and homelessness issues in Ireland. Image: RollingNews.ie Share281 Tweet Email1 Richard Bruton; 10%Paschal Donohoe; 5%Simon Harris; 4%Frances Fitzgerald; 3% The two of us are very determined that whatever the outcome that the party is united [after the result].He added that a new poll showing support for the parties, which saw Fine Gael remain on 24% despite the garda controversy in recent weeks, was a relief for the party.“We tend to do better in Red C Polls than in other polls, but the poll is reassuring for the party. At 24%, we’re only one [percentage point] lower than the election result.”Taoiseach Enda Kenny told a parliamentary party last week that he would give a timeline for his departure after returning from his visit to the White House for St Patrick’s Day.Read: New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a yearRead: The contenders for the Fine Gael leadership, ranked from most to least likely Feb 26th 2017, 12:37 PM Short URL Sunday 26 Feb 2017, 12:37 PM
Jan 20th 2017, 8:02 PM 3 Comments By Emma Duffy Follow us: the42.ie 15,591 Views We’ll Leave It There So: Stevie G is back, Champions Cup XV’s named and all today’s sport Plus, the weekend’s all-important fixture list. Short URL Share Tweet Email Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quizIs 23-year-old Paul Pogba really to blame for other people’s expectations of him? You’re a f**king disgrace, you’re f**king useless, you’ve not f**king got anything right today, you should be f**king ashamed, you’re f**king shit, My kids aren’t going to get any f**king Christmas presents because of f**king you,” Sheridan told Ilderton.Where We Were Today Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOMurray Kinsella is in Castres for Leinster’s Champions Cup clash, while Paul Fennessy was at a judging event for the FAI awards.The Fixture ListThere’s plenty of rugby over the weekend, with both Ulster and Munster in Champions Cup action tomorrow, while Connacht are set to decide their European fate on Sunday.Ulster v Bordeaux (Kingspan Stadium, Saturday 1pm)Munster v Racing 92 (Thomand Park, Saturday 5.30pm)Tolouse v Connacht (Stade Ernest Wallon, Sunday 5.15pm)The Premier League is also offering some tasty affairs, including Liverpool and Swansea, Stoke and Manchester United, and Manchester City and Spurs all on Saturday, while Sunday sees Arsenal take on Burnley, and Chelsea face Hull, among others.Meanwhile, Sunday also brings an interesting offering in Italy between Juventus and Lazio, and the NFL Conference Finals.Showbiz, Baby!Sevilla head coach Jorge Sampaoli had a nice bit of praise for Lionel Messi. Source: 101 Great Goals.comThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Friday 20 Jan 2017, 8:02 PM https://the42.ie/3197033 Home Tommy O’Donnell returns for Munster. Source: James Crombie/INPHOFiji head coach John McKee has emerged as a serious contender to take over from Pat Lam at Connacht.Ex-Ireland international Stephen Elliot has signed for Drogheda ahead of the 2017 League of Ireland campaign.Out-half Jack Carty is fit to start Connacht’s make-or-break European showdown in Tolouse. Les Kiss has announced his Ulster starting XV ahead of their Champions Cup clash against Bordeaux tomorrow.Tommy O’Donnell is set to make a return tomorrow as Munster target a win over Racing 92 and a home quarter-final.Paul Dunne continued his impressive form on the second day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, as he sits two shots off the lead.Away Ryan Manning signs a new deal with QPR. Source: QPR FacebookLiverpool legend Steven Gerard will return to coach at their academy next month.Galway youngster Ryan Manning has signed a new contract with QPR.Defending champions England have named three uncapped players in their 34-man squad ahead of the opening round of the 2017 Six Nations.West Brom have signed mifielder Jake Livermore from Hull City for a reported £10million (€11.5 million) fee.World number one Andy Murray continued his winning form and booked his spot in the last 16 of the Australian Open as he powered past Sam Querrey.A 40-year-old British man has died while working on a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium site, tournament organisers in the Gulf emirate have announced.English Premiership club Sale have sacked winger Tom Arscott after an alleged leak of team information to his brother.The Best Thing We SharedThe European Tour’s awkward reporter met some of the world’s best golfers. This will make your Friday. Source: European Tour/YouTubeOn The RecordThe FA revealed details of a sideline incident between ex-Ireland international John Sheridan and referee Eddie Ilderton Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
By Garreth MacNamee Friday 10 Feb 2017, 9:29 AM Yes (7246) RTÉ’s First Dates is back on our screens and we were treated to the cringe-worthy scene of one intrepid couple going Dutch and splitting the bill. Back in 2015, a study by Nerdwallet found that 77% of people in straight relationships believe men should pay the bill on a first date.But many people have said this is an outdated concept and couples should always split the bill down the middle.Given it’s close to Valentine’s Day, we want to know what you think: Should you split the bill on the first date? 34,431 Views YesNo WayIf you asked them out, you payVote No Way (4910) Feb 10th 2017, 9:29 AM Short URL Share9 Tweet Email1 If you asked them out, you pay (6806) http://jrnl.ie/3232457 Poll: Should you split the bill on the first date?’ An awkward interaction on First Dates has sparked the debate. Poll Results: 135 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Nicoleta Ionescu Image: Shutterstock/Nicoleta Ionescu Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
You’ll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country in the EU The new measures will apply only to online fee-based services. By Garreth MacNamee Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 9:15 AM Feb 12th 2017, 9:15 AM Image: AP/Press Association Images http://jrnl.ie/3235766 16,690 Views Share77 Tweet Email Image: AP/Press Association Images EUROPEANS TRAVELLING WITHIN the 28 EU member states will no longer be cut off from online services they have paid for back home, such as films, sporting broadcasts, music, e-books or games.MEP Brian Hayes said that an agreement has been reached this week between the European Parliament and Malta, which acts on behalf of all EU States in its role as the bloc’s current holder of the rotating presidency.The new measures will apply only to online fee-based services. Free services will be exempt and it will remain up to the provider to decide if they will be made available across the EU.Previously, streaming services such as Netflix were blocked when you attempted to access them from a different country.Hayes said: “This agreement is a first step towards modernising copyright rules in the EU, and comes after the abolition of roaming charges for mobile phones came into effect last year.“While this agreement still must be formally approved, this is another step towards breaking down barriers in the single market of 500 million people and good news for people travelling to other EU countries on business, holidays, or to study.”Read: Poll: Who would you support if an election was held tomorrow? >Read: North Korea fires ballistic missile drawing tough response from Trump > 28 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Sunday 7 Apr 2019, 8:00 PM Share24 Tweet Email1 https://the42.ie/4580230 Short URL 45,567 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Ryan Bailey 9 Comments Apr 7th 2019, 8:01 PM Lansdowne’s Peter Sullivan has scored 14 tries this season. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHOIT FEELS IRRESPONSIBLE, misguided even, to decide that a young player’s entry route into the professional game has shut in front of them if, for whatever reason, they fail to make the grade at underage level.But in an increasingly competitive and cut-throat environment, where places in provincial systems have essentially become the golden ticket on the journey to the top, that pathway through school, Ireland U20s and then the academy structures is considered the one and only route. The soaring levels of professionalism within the schools game, coupled with the added significance of that platform as the first stepping stone on the conventional pathway, has given young players, in all four provinces, a very realistic and tangible end-goal. For many, they work tirelessly to achieve it. In that sense, earning a place in a sub-academy or academy is often seen as the be-all and end-all, but for every success story and seamless transition through the grades, there are countless cases of talent slipping through the net, or potential being extinguished.The selection process can be utterly ruthless and a player can be disregarded and deterred as quickly as another can make the step up to senior rugby.Even at such a young age, players can feel their dream is slipping away when they fall on the wrong side of selection or injury denies them the chance to showcase their talent in the brief audition window at provincial underage level. The margins between ‘making it’ and not are so fine, so often defined by the tenacity of a player to seize their one opportunity when it arrives. Failure to do so, and another may not come. That opportunity came and ultimately passed Peter Sullivan by. A chronic run of knee injuries pockmarked his time with the Ireland U20s last season and unable to consistently train, let alone play, he fell out of the Leinster sub-academy. “It was tough,” he tells The42. “You know everyone is watching and most of the lads aren’t on academy contracts at that stage, so you kind of feel you’re in competition with everyone for a place. At the time, it did feel like it was slipping away from me.”Having impressed in schools rugby and for Leinster U18s, U19s and U20s, Sullivan — an athletically powerful winger — had negotiated the first set of career hurdles to earn a place in Noel McNamara’s U20s squad for the Six Nations, scoring in the first home game of the campaign against Italy. Take-off. But injury was to curtail his involvement in the championship, as he fell out of sight and out of mind, and further frustration followed when the knee issue — sustained during the open training session against Joe Schmidt’s senior squad in Athlone — was originally misdiagnosed. “I missed a lot of opportunities not being out there,” he laments. “It’s a big spotlight and I only got the first two games in, and then missed the rest of the Six Nations and the World Cup. There were opportunities to show what I was about but I wasn’t able to take them.” The winger played twice for Ireland during last year’s U20 Six Nations. Source: Bryan Keane/INPHOWhat should have been a straightforward rehabilitation process turned into a four-month nightmare for the 20-year-old, who was told by two consultants that the injury was a recurrence of a previous PCL strain in his knee and surgery was not required. Just rest, and you’ll be fine. “Every time I would go back to train, it would swell up again and give me more pain. I was only really training once every two or three weeks, and if I was, I was kind of stumbling around the place. I didn’t get picked for the World Cup squad as they couldn’t rely on me being fit.”It was a deeply frustrating period for Sullivan who spent the second half of last season wondering why he was unable to shake off the problem, spending time he could ill-afford to lose simply resting and icing it, and hoping — praying — for a remedy. “When I was left out of the World Cup squad, I booked surgery because it wasn’t going away and had to be fixed,” he explains.“During the tournament, there were a few injuries to wingers and Noel, probably as a last resort, called me over. I saw it as a chance to get back out there and impress, it was a bit of desperation, to be honest. I knew I needed surgery and it wasn’t right, but I wanted to play. I was thinking at the time my chance was gone, so it was my last chance really. Or that’s how I viewed it.“I played against Georgia and it blew up straight away. I actually played the full game but had to go home straight away for surgery. I played but couldn’t perform and, yeah, you’re thinking that’s it.”As Sullivan went for surgery and faced a further injury layoff, some of his team-mates — the likes of Jack Dunne, Hugh O’Sullivan and Caelan Doris — have since progressed through to the Leinster senior squad, all three of whom were involved in the Pro14 game against Benetton on Saturday night. Luck can play a big part, and if it wasn’t for his bad luck with injuries, Sullivan, it seems, wouldn’t have had any luck at all. “I had chats with Peter Smyth [Leinster academy manager] and Noel McNamara but they just told me they hadn’t seen much, or enough, of me last year,” he admits. Again, it can be an unforgiving process. “But I think the injury and surgery changed my view on rugby. I just wanted to get back after and play again. When you’re in that environment there’s so much focus on performing and getting ahead of the next guy in the queue. You’re nearly looking ahead to what’s on offer down the line more than you are at the next game or playing. I think I came back more determined, but with a new look on it all.” And so Sullivan started his ascent back up the ladder, working diligently through his rehab in order to get back to full fitness in time for the start of the All-Ireland League season with Mike Ruddock’s Lansdowne, a club he had joined after completing his Leaving Certificate in 2017. It wasn’t where he wanted to be, but Sullivan knew it was a fresh start, and a chance to get back out on the pitch, a privilege he had been denied last year.“I was literally back just in time for the first week of pre-season, so it worked out well,” the Greystones native, who is in second year studying History and Politics in UCD, says.“I started all of the Leinster league games and then two of our others wingers — Mark O’Keeffe, who moved to America, and Adam Leavy, who was busy with the sevens programme — left and I just got game-time. That’s what I needed.”And he has made the most of it. With Lansdowne averaging over 40 points at home this season, Sullivan has been in prolific try-scoring form, with his brace against Garryowen on Saturday bringing his AIL tally to 14 for the campaign. The 20-year-old has been in sensational form for Lansdowne. Source: Ben Whitley/INPHOIt is a remarkable return for the winger who not only tops the Division 1A try-scoring charts but yesterday’s double equals Lansdowne’s club record for the number of tries scored in a single AIL season held by Connacht’s Matt Healy. And he’ll have the chance to break it next weekend against Clontarf, and then in a semi-final tie against the same opposition later this month. Sullivan — who has also been training with the Ireland sevens squad to improve his speed, fitness and skills — has excelled in Lansdowne’s pacy and lethal back three alongside Dan McEvoy and captain Eamonn Mills this season, as he has put his injury problems firmly behind him to catch the eye with his performances and try-scoring exploits on the left wing.Pace, power and a lethal finishing ability, Sullivan has clearly benefitted from a consistent run of games and working under the guidance of former Wales coach Ruddock, has developed his game to become the most potent player in a physically-punishing league. “Mike is a great coach, he’ll give you an opportunity if you’re performing and has put a lot of faith in me,” Sullivan continues. “Through the injury, I would never have thought I would have had the season I’ve had now and I’ve been really lucky to stay injury free and have that consistency in performance. I can get out there every week and play and I’m enjoying it.”Not only has this season restored Sullivan’s confidence after the difficulties of 2018, he has proven to himself more than anyone that he is more than able to make the step up to the next level, after doubts had naturally crept in after the unwanted setback. With every game, and try, Sullivan’s stock has risen and while he hasn’t received contact from anyone outside Lansdowne, there is a renewed drive and ambition to chase a professional career now that the potential he always had is being fulfilled in eye-catching fashion. “It’s definitely still an ambition of mine to go pro, and maybe play for Ireland as well,” he states. “I’m taking it one step at a time and not looking too far forward. Maybe at the end of the season, something good might come out of it. You’re hoping, praying, someone will pick you up. Subscribe ‘I missed my chance and my dream of professional rugby was slipping away’ After falling out of the Leinster academy system, Peter Sullivan has bounced back from a potentially fatal career setback to lead the All-Ireland League try-scoring charts this season. For the moment, I’m focusing on the here and now. I was in the Leinster sub-academy last year, so you never know. I haven’t really spoken to them [Smyth and McNamara] much this year so I don’t actually know what they’re thinking. But I’m open to other provinces as well, I’m not very fussy about staying in Leinster, to be honest.Having been cut from the Leinster system last summer, and forced to face up to the reality that the professional rugby may pass him by, Sullivan has taken heart from seeing other players who were disregarded by their home provinces take alternative routes to the top in recent times.Paul Boyle, who also played for Lansdowne during his time in the Leinster sub-academy, was told there was no place for him in the full academy. Overlooked but not discouraged. Now, he’s making waves out west with Connacht and was awarded a first professional contract back in November. His story, among others, gives Sullivan hope and encouragement. “It’s great knowing there’s not just one team you have to play for. You know all the provinces have their eyes and minds open to other players, and they’re not just focused on who is in their region. Lansdowne are second in Division 1A. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO“It’s inspiring to see other lads being picked up by Munster, Ulster and Connacht because it reminds you, Leinster is not the be-all and end-all. They’re just one team, there are three others in Ireland.”As others before Sullivan have proved, and many more will continue to prove, there is more than one pathway and while the flame may flicker because of one unfortunate injury or one selection decision, the AIL continues to be an excellent breeding ground for those players in need of another opportunity to prove their talent. It’s not always a smooth journey, but when there’s a will, there’s a way. It remains to be seen how Sullivan’s future — both in the short-term and further down the line — will play out but there is no doubt he has grabbed his chance with both hands and proved those who doubted him wrong. “I’ve got a lot more confidence now,” he adds. “Because I don’t think I believed it would happen for me last year through the injuries.“Mike is a great coach and I’m loving it at the moment and delighted to be helping the team. If anything comes of that, it would be great and something I’ve been working towards for so long. But I just have to continue to perform for Lansdowne and see what happens.”Sullivan can do no more than that. For now, all eyes are on next weekend’s clash with Clontarf and Healy’s try-scoring record. Breaking it would represent another knock on a door that is far from shut just yet.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here:
Share Tweet Email Trump departing the White House yesterday. Source: PA ImagesA DAY AFTER celebrating the release of the Mueller report as “a good day”, President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were “total bullshit”.According to the 448-page report released on Thursday, Trump discouraged witnesses from cooperating with prosecutors and prodded aides to mislead the public on his behalf to hamper the Russia probe he feared would cripple his administration.The report’s bottom line largely tracked the findings revealed in Attorney General William Barr’s four-page memo a month ago — no Trump campaign collusion with Russia around the 2016 election, but no clear verdict on obstruction. But the report added new layers of detail about Trump’s efforts to thwart the investigation.Tweeting on a rainy Friday from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump lashed out at people who cooperated with Mueller’s team. He said statements in the report made by some were “fabricated & totally untrue.” He alleged that “notes” some people said they took after meetings didn’t exist but were created for the Mueller investigation. By Associated Press Looking ahead, both sides were are using the findings to amplify well-rehearsed arguments about Trump’s conduct — Republicans casting him as a victim of harassment and Democrats depicting the president as stepping far over the line to derail the investigation.House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler sent a letter to the Justice Department requesting that Mueller himself testify before his panel “no later than May 23″. And the New York Democrat issued a subpoena for Mueller’s complete report as well as underlying documents, including grand jury evidence, which was redacted. Grand jury evidence, including witness interviews, is normally off limits but can be obtained in court.“We need the entire report, unredacted, and the underlying documents in order to make informed decisions,” Nadler told ABC’s Good Morning America.The Justice Department released its redacted version of the report about 90 minutes after Barr offered his own final assessment of the findings at a testy news conference. The nation, Congress and Trump’s White House consumed it voraciously online, via compact disc delivered to legislators and in loose-leaf binders distributed to reporters.Trump tweeted “Game Over” in a typeface mimicking the “Game of Thrones” logo. By late afternoon, he was airborne for Mar-a-Lago with first lady Melania Trump for the holiday weekend. Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter 78 Comments 17,862 Views Apr 19th 2019, 9:15 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 19 Apr 2019, 9:15 PM …agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened, a…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2019 Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called “notes,” when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4600391 pic.twitter.com/222atp7wuB— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019 Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter Short URL Trump brands statements about him in Mueller report as ‘total bulls**t’ A subpoena has been issued for the full, unredacted report.
Mr Whippy Pty Ltd is suing George Calombaris’s Melbourne restaurant St Katherine’s over a dessert with a similar name. Unlike the original Mr Whippy, Calombaris’s ice cream dessert is not served out of a truck with a Greensleeves theme song. Selling at the $9.50 mark from a swanky restaurant, there is little resemblance between the childhood treat and the Master Chef’s “Mrs Whippi” dessert. The first time the original Mr Whippy company knew George Calombaris was calling his dessert “Mr Whippy” was in May, but the restaurant agreed to change the name to “Mrs Whippi” after an initial legal letter was sent from Mr Whippy.The matter would have been left at that, but lawyers for Calombaris only infuriated Mr Whippy further when they claimed he had “no relevant reputation”.“Your client has never sold its desserts in restaurants and especially not in high-profile restaurants operated by celebrity chefs. It has no reputation in this market,” the letter from Calombaris’s lawyers stated. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Pontiaki Estia presents International act Diogenis who is known for playing the Pontian lyra around Greece and has participated in many events. He has travelled to Pontos, Cyprus, Belgium and Germany and in many parts of Greece, however now he brings the sounds of Pontos to Australia and will be putting on a show in Melbourne accompanied by local talent. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a great night out with family and friends.When: Saturday 3 November, 7.30 pm Where: Pontiaki Estia, 540 Sydney Road, Brunswick Tickets: $45 adults – $30 children, price includes meze and drinks at bar prices.For bookings please contact Sophia on 0410 259 931 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Tom Koutsantonis – South Australia’s newly-appointed Treasurer – said this week that his first budget on June 19 will recommit the Weatherill government to infuse the state’s public services and infrastructure, and leave debt reduction on the back-burner – to “when the economy returns back to a growth phase.”“When the economy returns back to a growth phase, we’re allowed then to start paying down debt. That’s the mode we’re going down.”In one of his first interviews since being appointed, Mr Koutsantonis told Neos Kosmos that he would seek to realise all the pre-election commitments Labor had made in order to maintain and enhance public services and grow the economy.On specifics, the Minister said upgrades to hospitals and extending Adelaide’s O’Bahn – the city’s busway system – were high on his agenda.Asked whether he would commit to returning the state budget to surplus, the Treasurer said he would honour Labor’s pre-election promises, though he did not put a time-scale on bringing the SA’s balance sheet back into the black.“We made that commitment before the election and when we can deliver those surpluses we will,” he said.“We’re not borrowing money to pay wages, we’re borrowing money to build roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, police stations – things that are productive in our community.”Mr Koutsantonis added that Labor had “paid a heavy price” at the closely-fought election for pursuing the borrow and build policy, but that “it was the right thing to do, because we don’t want to see long-term unemployment going up in South Australia, we want to see people working.”With SA’s triple-A credit rating downgraded in 2012, Labor’s critics have called for action to limit the state’s debt burden, but the Treasurer suggest such calls are premature.“It’s far too early to be talking about the triple-A credit rating. What we want to do is maintain our double-A rating as is, and maintain it in the plus zone, to make sure that we are able to sustainably deliver infrastructure,” said Mr Koutsantonis.“When the economy returns back to a growth phase, we’re allowed then to start paying down debt. That’s the mode we’re going down.”While Labor has been returned as a minority government, Mr Koutsantonis said that the implementation of its plans would not be adversely affected by their slim majority.“Our first four years of government between 2002 and 2006 were as a minority government, and some people have remarked that they were the best years of Labor’s term in office.“I think compromise and working with Independents is a good thing. It brings out the best in people.”With 24 seats on Labor’s side in the SA House of Assembly the government has an absolute majority – and the leave of absence taken by veteran Independent Dr Bob Such on health grounds – is unlikely to affect Labor’s majority.Mr Koutsantonis said that if the Liberals had been returned at the SA election, an audit commission – similar to the one being conducted by the Abbott government in the run up to the federal budget – would have embarked on savage cuts to public services.“If there was a Liberal Treasurer sitting in my chair here today we’d be seeing our water assets being sold. We’d see wholesale closures around the city,” said the Treasurer.“South Australia is in an enviable position. We have more police per capita, more nurses per capita, more doctors and teachers per capita, than any other state. Those frontline services would have all been at risk had we lost the election.“South Australians have said with one voice ‘we want to maintain those services, and we also have to grow the economy’. That’s the balancing act we have to maintain.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Witnessing or experiencing family violence has serious implications for children, but none more so than children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.The Intouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence is hoping to create new culturally sensitive therapeutic resources for children experiencing family violence and is seeking funds for the project. The centre has launched a crowd funding campaign, hoping to reach $20,000 by November 19 to help them add to their child therapy products. Already the team has created a children’s book called The Empty Jar, which parents and therapists can use to help children better deal with the difficulties of family violence and relocation. The book, launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival last month, is the first phase of the centre’s culturally sensitive resources they want to create. CEO of the centre Maya Avdibegovic says the crowd funding campaign will help fund the second phase of products. “We want to develop a whole therapeutic pack to go with the book that will consist of emotion cards, stickers and some other tools that can be used in therapy as well as parenting tip sheets translated in 10 different languages,” she tells Neos Kosmos.Currently the tipping point of the campaign is at the $10,000 mark, meaning if the funding reaches that point, the centre will be able to keep the funds. Seeing the success and response of the book, the centre has been encouraged to keep the product line growing. Initially, the idea for creating these resources was born out of noticing a need to entertain children when their mothers come to the centre. “The Empty Jar started as a very small scale project. We were approached by our graphic designer who wanted to do some pro-bono work for us to develop some colouring pages for children that come to our offices when their mothers have appointments with us,” Ms Avdibegovic says. The centre deals with almost 1,000 cases a year from 94 backgrounds. Last year, the centre helped 17 Greek women get help from their abusive relationships. About half of the cases the centre deals with include children, which is why it was so important for them to create these products. No donation is too small, but those donating above $25 will receive special gifts and mentions. For a $100 donation, you will receive a signed card from Sunni (the protagonist in The Empty Jar), a set of illustrated cards and your name on the Centre’s website acknowledging your support. A $500 donation will get all those perks above, but also comes with a signed poster and signed copy of The Empty Jar.A $1,000 donation includes a ticket to the 2015 Comedy Festival to see The Empty Jar ambassador Nazeem Hussain, along with the other prizes. If the crowd funding campaign is successful, the centre will look at expanding their product line to include practitioner training workshops to increase their capacity to work with culturally and linguistically diverse clients. To donate, visit http://startsomegood.com/fillthejarTo find out more about inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence go to www.intouch.asn.au For those needing help, the Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached toll free on 1800 015 188. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Eight Australians of Greek heritage were bestowed the nation’s highest accolades on Australia Day, marking outstanding contributions to their communities and public life.With recipients from across four states the awards reflected a rich diversity of service – from high-profile commercial entrepreneurialism to the tireless and hidden work of volunteers committed to improving people’s lives.In the category OAM (Order of Australia in the General Division), Evangeline Galettis, archivist at St Catherine’s School in Waverley, NSW, was honoured for her work in the community and educational institutions.President of the City of Sydney Basketball Association, charity fundraiser Andrew Lazaris was honoured officially for his service to sport and basketball administration.Mr Lazaris (51) who was brought up in Woollamoloo and whose voluntary work has included helping young blind people, said he was humbled to receive an OAM. “It’s surreal, unbelievable. If I can help someone who’s struggling…we all do it tough, but there are sadder stories, and if I can help, I do,” said the longest serving honorary president of a sporting association in Australia.Fellow Sydneysider, the celebrated financial entrepreneur Mark Bouris, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to the finance industry, particularly in relation to the home loan mortgage sector and charitable organisations.Arthur Diakos received a Public Service Medal for his outstanding public service to the transport services sector in New South Wales in the role as a senior financial planner and manager.In South Australia, Efthymia Kleanthi, former vice-president of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, received her OAM for service to social welfare organisations and women, and in Victoria, Vietnam war veteran and president of the RSL Hellenic sub-branch Steve Kyritsis, was honoured with an OAM for his service to veterans and their families and the Greek community of Melbourne.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, the ever-modest Mr Kyritsis said he was surprised to receive the award.“What I do voluntarily, for the veterans and their families satisfies me a lot, and serving the Greek community I enjoy so much. It’s in my blood. I’m committed to help these fellas”.Mr Kyritsis, who is the author of two books on Greek Australian soldiers who served in WWI and WWII, is currently preparing to represent the RSL Hellenic Sub branch at the Anzac Centenary commemorations in April at Gallipoli and Lemnos.Fellow Melburnian Paul Mavroudis, a board member of Fronditha Care and president of the Thessaloniki Association was also awarded an OAM for service to the Greek community of Victoria. Amongst other notable projects, Mr Mavroudis has been instrumental in sustaining the 30-year-old Melbourne-Thessaloniki sister city relationship.The late Mr Thomas Paradissis – a former member of the Community Council and church warden of the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane – was awarded an OAM for his service to the Greek community of south east Queensland.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One of the possible Centenary of Anzac 2015 events that could be held would be a symbolic re-creation of the Anzac Association Football (they referred to it as soccer then) games on Lemnos in October and December 1915.All sorts of sports were played by the Anzacs in WW1 – rugby, cricket, tennis, Australian Rules football. There is evidence that Australian Rules and rugby were played on Lemnos in 1915 but Association Football is the only sport played on Lemnos for which we have documentary and photographic evidence.There are three photographs kept by the Australian War Memorial relating to football on Lemnos in 1915, all relating to the Anzacs.The first is a photograph of British sailors arriving at Sarpi Camp for a football game in October 1915, with the Australians we presume, given that Sarpi was the principal Anzac rest camp on Lemnos in 1915.There are two other later photographs of a game being played between the sailors of the Royal Navy’s HMS Hunter and Anzacs of the 6th Battalion in December 1915. This was held as the evacuation of the peninsula was underway, the disastrous Gallipoli campaign coming to its end.I have been unable to find any documents stating the results of these matches.It is possible that the dates are wrong and that the photographs all relate to a single game played on December 25, 1915, as part of the Christmas celebrations on the island.Lance Corporal William Dalton Lycett did record in his diary that his Unit (the 4th Field Ambulance) played Association Football against a team from the Royal Scots Territorials on Thursday 23rd December 1915. As he writes, “we got beat 6 goals to 0”.*Jim Claven is a historian and secretary of Melbourne-based Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee.
Father Efstratios Dimou, or Papa Stratis as he was known on the Greek island of Lesvos, died on Wednesday after slipping into a coma.The Greek Orthodox priest who launched the set up of the charity Agkalia (Embrace) in 2009, a NGO organisation helping refugees on the island.Papa Stratis had been permanently connected to an oxygen tank that supplied oxygen directly to his lungs as he suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, obstructive lung disease and sleep apnea.Despite his critical condition, with the help of the locals, he had been at the forefront of humanitarian charity in the area since 2007. Agkalia has been providing refugees with clothing, food, water and a place to sleep over the last few years and Papa Stratis would always be there eager to assist even whilst connected to an oxygen tank,“As long as we are useful on earth, God will keep us alive,” the priest would say.In one of his latest interviews for the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR Papa Stratis was worried the the constant migrant influx would soon exceed the organisation’s capacity.He was right. According to Frontex, the European Union border agency, nearly 25,000 migrants arrived on the Greek islands by sea the last few days, and many more left their last breath in the Aegean waters.“These people are not migrants, they do not choose to come here,” the 57-year-old priest told the UNHCR.“They are children of war, fleeing bullets. They are life-seekers, they search for life, hope and the chance to live another day.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Although its origins and authenticity is disputed, the saying “una faccia una razza” (very popular in Greece after the war) has been proven to be correct, at least when it comes to Greek and Italian populations massively migrating to Australia. Both countries were struggling to rebuild themselves in the ’50s – which led to the massive wave of migration. Half a century later, both populations have become vital parts of the broader community – especially in Melbourne, they are both pillars of society – and the derogatory term ‘wog’ is now a thing of the past. As for the motherlands, they have both felt the impact of the Global Financial Crisis and are struggling to cope since, facing high unemployment and political instability – with Greece being in a significantly worse state. Hence a new wave of migration. And although the surge of Greek migration to Australia since 2010 has been well documented, amounting to more than 8000 new migrants arriving in Victoria in the first four years, less has been known about the respective migratory wave from Italy. Italians account for no more than the 1.5 percent of the overall number of Temporary visa recipients between 2004 and 2015, 40.7 per cent of which were working holiday visas and 24.3 per cent visitor visas. In terms of the broader Australia Migration Program, of the 1,832,548 visas granted, only 8,711 were granted to Italians (42,4% of them being Partner Visas). Employer-sponsored migrants was the second-largest group (37%), while the third largest group were those applying for a skilled independent visa (9.1%).As it happened with the new wave of immigration from Greece, new migrants from italy are mostly highly educated and cover a broad age range from 18 to 40. Many of them are facing a stark reality, upon arriving. According to the ABC’s Four Corners program, “gangs of black market workers run by unscrupulous labour hire contractors operating on farms and in factories around the country” that included new Italian arrivals as its victims. More recently, a Senate report, A National Disgrace: The Exploitation of Temporary Work Visa Holders focused on this particular situation. It is believed that up to 40% of new migrants from Italy have been exploited at work, an experience that adds to their disillusionment. Another factor that is cause for complains is the difficulty they face throughout the process of applying for a visa. Italians complain of lengthy and complex process, unclear and conflicting information by the Department of Immigration and Border Prodection and failure of the government to recognise professional qualifications, especially in the field of architecture, nursing and engineering. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, aged 94, has undergone surgery in Athens. He had a pacemaker installed on Friday following heart problems.A hospital statement said that he is recuperating.The composer is best known for his score for “Zorba the Greek”, however he also wrote the score for “Z” and “Serpico”. He composed the “Mauthausen Trilogy” also known as “The Ballad of Mauthausen”, which has been described as the “most beautiful musical work ever written about the Holocaust” and possibly his best work. He is viewed as Greece’s best-known living composer and was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.He is also widely known for his role in the resistance during Greece’s dictatorship from 1967 to 1974.Despite his age and ailing health, he is still vocal and active in public affairs. In January, he addressed a rally against the Prespes agreement that puts an end to the name dispute with neighbouring North Macedonia. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Apple en très grande forme pour le second trimestre 2010États-Unis – Apple vient d’annoncer ses résultats financiers pour le deuxième trimestre 2010. Avec plus de 3 milliards de bénéfices, le géant américain ne connaît pas la crise.Apple bénéficie aujourd’hui de valeurs sures comme l’iPhone, ou montantes à l’image de l’iPad. Le smartphone a pour sa part vu ses ventes exploser avec une augmentation de 131% par rapport à l’année dernière sur la même période. 8,75 millions d’unités ont ainsi été écoulées.À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ? Si l’iPod stagne (-1% avec 10,89 millions de ventes), les Mac ont eux-aussi enregistré un très bon résultat : 2,94 millions d’appareils vendus, soit une hausse de 33%. Ces résultats poussent la firme à la pomme vers un nouveau record, en augmentant de 90% le bénéfice net trimestriel (3,074 milliards de dollars). En bourse, l’action s’échange désormais à 264 dollars, un niveau jamais atteint par la firme américaine. “Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer le meilleur trimestre que nous ayons jamais connu en dehors de la période des fêtes” a commenté son PDG, Steve JobsLe 21 avril 2010 à 11:15 • Emmanuel Perrin