Supporters Information: Rugby Shuttle Bus Service

first_imgBuilding on the service set up in 2014, First Bristol have launched two new matchday services for supporters, with the popular North Bristol route from Horfield Common continuing.As well as new service from Portway Park and Ride to Ashton Gate, serving all bus stops along the Portway, First Bristol will provide a new direct service operating non-stop between Bristol Temple Meads and Ashton Gate.HORFIELD COMMON/NORTH BRISTOL ROUTE BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS ROUTE Supporters can purchase the Bristol Inner Zone Day Ticket for £4 (adult), (£3 young person / student) and £2 (child). This ticket allows unlimited travel for a day on all First operated services in the Bristol Inner Zone, as well as special Ashton Gate services.center_img PORTWAY PARK AND RIDElast_img read more

England’s Red Roses To Tour New Zealand In June

first_imgOver the recent Six Nations fixtures, the England Red Roses side has featured eight Bristol Ladies players including Captain Sarah Hunter and Olympians Danielle Waterman and Amy Wilson Hardy. Poppy Cleall, Izzy Noel-Smith, Amber Reed, Marlie Packer and Sarah Bern have also worn the white jersey over the past few weeks. All will be hoping to be included in the 28-player Red Roses squad that will travel to New Zealand from June, 2nd to 8th to take part in the 2017 International Women’s Series ahead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland in August.The series includes a double header at Roturua International Stadium on Saturday, June 17th with the Red Roses taking on New Zealand before the British & Irish Lions face the Maori All Blacks.England begin the tournament on Friday, June 9th at Porirua Park, Wellington, where they take on Australia for the first time in seven years. The last time the two sides met England ran out 15-0 winners at the Twickenham Stoop in the semi-final of the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup.They then travel to Christchurch to play Canada at Rugby Park on Tuesday, June 13th before finishing their tour in Roturua.England Women head coach Simon Middleton said: “We are delighted to be part of the International Women’s Series in New Zealand this summer.“To be the best we have to play the best. Travelling to New Zealand, a fantastic rugby nation, to take on three of the best sides in the world will provide us with the ideal preparation for the World Cup in August.”Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore added: “England is currently ranked second, Canada third and Australia sixth so we are expecting a tough series. Every team is out to prove themselves.”After three rounds of the 2017 Women’s Six Nations, the Red Roses are unbeaten and lead the competition on points difference following Saturday’s 29-15 bonus-point win over Italy at the Twickenham Stoop.They return to the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday, March 11th, when they take on Scotland (KO 1pm).Tickets are available from £5 via the Harlequins website.England Women fixtures, International Women’s Rugby SeriesAustralia v EnglandFriday, June 9th – Porirua Park, Wellington New Zealand v EnglandSaturday, June 17th – Rotorua International Stadium(followed by Maori All Blacks  v British & Irish Lions) Canada v EnglandTuesday, June 13th – Rugby Park, Christchurchlast_img read more

State Football Y’all: How a song about MSU football was created

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:7377e1d12c73e954b34cfbfa Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-649283-3881110588001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.STARKVILLE Chris and Lizzy Cameron stood on the field during Mississippi State’s last appearance in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Neither knew much regarding the university.Chris wore a maroon polo and didn’t realize it coincided with the Bulldogs’ colors until his father, Glenn, alerted him.“By coincidence I was wearing maroon and I kept rooting for the Dawgs all night,” Chris said.It wasn’t the last time the school affected Chris and Lizzy.The Camerons were in Atlanta to watch the conference honor their father as an SEC Living Legend. Glenn played for the Florida Gators before spending 11 years in the NFL. Their sister, Lindsey, was an all-conference softball player for the Gators.“We were a Florida family, through and through,” Chris said.But Lizzy and Chris gravitated toward Mississippi State, which changed their lives.Sylvester Croom recruited Chris, but the Palm Beach Gardens native never played for the coach. Chris arrived on campus in 2009, Dan Mullen’s first year with the Bulldogs.“You could definitely sense a change, not only in the coaching staff and their expectation for us, but it was much bigger than that,” Chris said. “The athletic department, everybody got behind what we were doing.”That included Lizzy. She had no connection to MSU other than her brother. But there was always connection to Dan Mullen. She started her undergrad at Florida, before transferring to Utah, where she watched Mullen help guide the Utes to a perfect season.Unknowingly, Mullen remained connected to the Camerons when he followed Urban Meyer to Florida. Four years later, Mullen was coaching Chris.Lizzy met Mullen for the first time in 2009. Once he discovered she graduated from Utah, he broke out in the Utes’ fight song.“It’s an amazing web of connections,” Lizzy said.The interactions led to Lizzy reworking one of her songs. The singer/songwriter created a song entitled “College Football Y’all” dedicated to the passion of college football fans. When she fell in love with Starkville, she reworked the song and changed the name to “State Football Y’all.”“It’s a very unique place,” Lizzy said. “I’ve been to a lot of schools and sat in a lot of stadiums in the SEC. It’s just left a really big impression on me. It’s just like a giant family. I wanted to capture that.”The rock song with a country twang mentions the Bulldogs, True Maroon, MSU and Dan Mullen.When the coach arrived in Starkville he reached out to fans. He said the program couldn’t be a contender without the fan’s support first.“It takes everybody to build it,” Mullen said. “There wasn’t a simple fix. It took a president, an athletic director, a student body, an entire university family, that’s what it takes to build a program.”Lizzy wanted to contribute to the rebuilding. She passed her song to Dan and Megan Mullen.“Dan was really focused on getting the town really invested and really pumped up about Mississippi State football and what he was trying to accomplish,” Lizzy said. “I thought well let me send it to him. If he can use it, great. If not, fine.”Soon, Megan began playing it for newborn Canon. The audience expanded as it was played inside Davis Wade Stadium. Teammates like Cameron Lawrence complimented Chris on his sister’s song.But the track reached a national exposure with the help from Megan. She reached out to her agent, and soon the “College Football Y’all” played on ESPN and CBS.Chris graduated in 2012, the last time Mississippi State began the season 7-0. The Bulldogs are 8-0 this year. His last game was a 34-20 loss in the Gator Bowl.He knew much better days were ahead for Mississippi State.“Even though the success wouldn’t come right away, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that we were going to get there,” Chris said. “We didn’t know when it was going to be, but we knew it was inevitable.”It’s come two years after Chris graduated and five years since Lizzy sent the song to the Mullens.No. 1 Mississippi State hosts Tennessee-Martin on Saturday for Homecoming. Chris is the only MSU alum in his family.But there’s not school Lizzy holds more appreciation for than Mississippi State. She owns a cowbell with her name on it. Her closet is filled with mostly maroon attire, which she wears as proud as any alum.“It could not have happened to a better place than Starkville, Mississippi,” Lizzy said. “I so love being in that town.”Click here to download State Football Y’allClick here to download College Football Y’all Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Towering flames prompt more evacuations in Northern California as wildfires kill 40

first_imgDavid McNew/Getty Images(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) — Towering walls of flames prompted more mandatory evacuations in Northern California early Saturday as firefighters spent another day battling 16 large wildfires around the state that authorities say have killed at least 40 people, left hundreds missing and leveled entire neighborhoods.The blazes — among the deadliest in the state’s history — have charred more than 214,000 acres of land, forced about 100,000 residents to evacuate and damaged or destroyed at least 5,700 homes and businesses, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.“The emergency is not over,” Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, said at a press conference Friday. “We are seeing some great progress in some of the areas the fires have impacted.”“We are still at it, full tilt,” he added.A total of 29,500 customers were without power as of Friday, while 3,600 people were being housed in 39 statewide shelters Saturday, officials said. With mandatory evacuation orders and road closures still underway, many residents in the affected areas have been warned not to return to their homes until further notice.Santa Rosa, a city of 175,000 in Sonoma County, was among the hardest-hit areas, with at least 2,834 homes, businesses and other buildings destroyed there. Critical infrastructure was also lost in the flames, including the city’s fire station, according to Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey.As Saturday dawned, an inferno on a hillside cast an intense red glow on the city’s skyline and authorities went door to door urging more residents to evacuate.About 256 people, most of them elderly, were unaccounted for as of Friday in Sonoma County alone, according to the sheriff’s office.The National Weather Service on Saturday morning warned that dry, offshore winds were blowing across the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties and urged residents to heed any evacuation orders. Red flag warnings for gusty winds and low humidity remain in effect this weekend across the fire areas in much of Northern California and parts of Southern California.The combination of strong winds, dry air and warm temperatures will create “critical fire weather conditions” and “contribute to extreme fire behavior,” the National Weather Service said.The weather conditions will challenge the more than 10,000 firefighters working to snuff out the flames and prevent new wildfires from igniting.With firefighters stretched thin throughout the Golden State, hundreds of additional fire engines and personnel have been requested from other states to help relieve crews on the front lines and to prepare for the possibility of more blazes, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.Most of the fires ignited on the night of Oct. 8 or during the early morning hours of Oct. 9. Since then, several blazes have merged while some have been completely contained. The cause of the wildfires is still under investigation.Here’s a roundup of the largest fires still threatening California:Central LNU ComplexThe so-called Tubbs, Pocket and Nuns/Adobe/Norbbom/Pressley/Patrick fires are considered branches of one giant inferno — collectively known as the Central LNU Complex — in Napa and Sonoma counties. Nearly 34,000 structures are threatened, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.Additional mandatory evacuation orders went into effect Saturday morning for parts of Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa.Altogether, the fires have destroyed 2,017 structures and damaged 63 others.Tubbs fire: 35,270 acres burned in Napa County; 44 percent contained as of Saturday morning; at least 571 structures destroyed; responsible for a majority of the fire-related deaths this week.Pocket fire: 10,996 acres acres burned in Sonoma County; 5 percent contained as of Saturday morning.Nuns/Adobe/Norbbom/Pressley/Patrick fires: 46,104 acres burned in Sonoma and Napa counties; 10 percent contained as of Saturday morning.Southern LNU ComplexThe Atlas fire makes up another huge blaze, known as the Southern LNU Complex, in Napa and Solano counties that threatens 5,000 structures, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.Atlas fire: 50,383 acres burned in Napa and Solano counties; 45 percent contained as of Saturday morning; 234 structures destroyed; 30 structures damaged.Mendocino Lake ComplexThe Redwood/Potter fires and the Sulphur fire make up a giant blaze, known as the Mendocino Lake Complex, in Lake and Mendocino counties that collectively threatens 1,000 structures, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.Altogether, the two fires have destroyed 544 structures and damaged 40 structures while threatening another 1,000.Redwood/Potter fires: 34,000 acres burned in Mendocino County; 20 percent contained as of Saturday morning.Sulphur fire: 2,500 acres burned in Lake County; 65 percent contained as of Saturday morning.Wind ComplexThe Cascade, La Porte and Lobo fires make up one huge blaze in Butte, Nevada and Yuba counties, collectively known as the Wind Complex, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.Altogether, the three fires have destroyed 365 structures and damaged 57 others.Cascade fire: 9,961 acres burned in Yuba County; 81 percent contained as of Saturday morning.La Porte fire: 6,144 acres burned in Butte County; 77 percent contained as of Saturday morning.Lobo fire: 821 acres burned in Nevada County; 93 percent contained as of Saturday morning.Other major firesCanyon 2 fire: 9,217 acres burned in Southern California’s Orange County; 70 percent contained as of Saturday morning.Cherokee fire: 8,417 acres burned in Butte County; 75 percent contained as of Friday night.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. 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William and Sa overcome humidity at Green Valley

first_imgWilliam with friends.Wednesday October 9th Green Valley StablefordEverything started well. It was a beautiful sunny day with no sign of rain and a day’s golf to look forward to. So onto Route 36 with plenty of time for our tee time until we come to a full stop with traffic that was backed up as far as you could see. The cause was a lorry that overturned and dispatched its load across the road causing absolute chaos.But everyone teed off, eventually, in very humid conditions which is, perhaps, the reason why the ladies were a little below form.Miss Nu (15) occupied 3rd place with just 34 points. She had 3 pars in the back nine but three 1 pointers being the reason she lost the countback to Miss Sasicha (20) with 10 points for her 3 pars on the back nine. The lady in form at present, Miss Sa (17) had 19 points on the front nine but 3 poor holes after the turn. Yielding only 2 points did not stop her having the win with 35 points. Unusually the men outplayed the ladies with Dan Margett (19) occupying 3rd place with 37 points but his last 6 holes on the way home was the reason that Auk Engelkes (12) came 2nd with nine 3 pointers on his card. Had this trend continued he might have won the day for he was level on points with William (21) standing on the 18th tee but his generosity of having a blob on the last bequeathed William the win with 39 points, but Auke did have the only two of the day.last_img read more

Night patrol at Officer station

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON NEW Protective Services Officers were deployed to Officer train station this week, bringing their patrol to a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img