Pictures by Steve Smith Midlands 1 WestDroitwich 7 Newbold 54Newbold went to Droitwich, a hard place to win, to play an on-form side on a roll of three straight wins, writes Sean O’Brien.Despite ‘Bold themselves having won the first eight games on the bounce, this was a real banana skin. Newbold played the first half with a telling wind behind them and needing to make the most of this advantage. Newbold also had the advantage of their travelling supporters who Chairman Fez would like to thank once again for making the journey - and making a big difference. However, Droitwich started impressively, playing with real pace and breaking through Newbold’s defence repeatedly. They are a good outfit. Nick Walton, skipper for the day in Ben Thompson’s absence, was yellow carded early for an illegal clear out which increased the pressure on the league leaders. But, as they have in the last few weeks, Newbold never panicked, stayed calm and rode this tricky … [Read more...] about RUGBY: New dawn for leaders Newbold with accomplished win over in-form side
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A former work colleague – who was at that point already past retirement age – told Dish Detective about the parties that used to take place at The Hunters Inn. Apparently, this village pub, on the edge of Swanmore and abutting the South Downs National Park, was a hotbed of activity in the ‘60s and ‘70s.I’m told that coachloads of people would be bussed out to the countryside from Portsmouth. And that the pub was well-known among the navy.Looking at the place in 2018, it seems almost impossible.A couple of years ago, Dish Detective was out exploring the Meon Valley and called in at the Hunters. Its large car park was packed – usually a good sign – however on entering the pub, the smell of cabbage and sea of white hair put us off and we shipped out to our old favourite and trusted Shoe at Exton instead.New owners Conrad and Lorna proudly posted on Facebook about their arrival and Dish Detective’s curiosity was … [Read more...] about FOOD REVIEW: Is this a new dawn for the Hunters?
KUALA LUMPUR Anwar Ibrahim declared a “new dawn for Malaysia” had arrived as he walked free from jail yesterday after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for his return to national politics. Anwar, 70, pledged to support top-to-bottom reform of the country after the corruption-plagued ruling coalition that had governed for six decades was dramatically voted out last week. “Now there is a new dawn for Malaysia. I must thank the people of Malaysia,” said Anwar, 70. “The entire spectrum of Malaysians, regardless of race or religion, have stood by the principles of democracy and freedom. They demand change.” Anwar was freed after being pardoned for a sodomy conviction that put him behind bars for three years, but that was widely viewed as trumped up. His pardon paves the way for him to dive back into national politics as the presumptive successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who - in Anwar’s absence - led the democratic wave that toppled … [Read more...] about Freed Anwar declares ‘new dawn’
Reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim is celebrating a “new dawn” for Malaysia after he was given a royal pardon and freed from custody.The move transformed a political prisoner into a prime minister-in-waiting after his alliance’s stunning election victory last week.Mr Anwar, 70, was convicted of sodomy in 2015 in a case he said was aimed at crushing his alliance, which was making gains against Malaysia’s long-ruling coalition government. His sentence was set to end on June 8 but the unexpected election win, which ended the National Front’s 60-year rule, led to his swift release.Kepulangan DSAI ke kediaman beliau pic.twitter.com/9QY0OpmWNc— Anwar Ibrahim (@anwaribrahim) May 16, 2018 “Now there is a new dawn for Malaysia,” he told a news conference at his house. Mr Anwar said he was grateful to Malaysians “regardless of race and religion, who stood by the principles of democracy and freedom”.The election result was a demand for … [Read more...] about Malaysian reformist leader Anwar hails ‘new dawn’ after release from custody
President Cyril Ramaphosa brought his branding of a “new dawn” in South Africa to London as he promised to unveil incentives to attract $100 billion in investment.Ramaphosa, 65, has been working to convince investors that he’s committed to reverse years of economic stagnation, policy uncertainty and looting of state funds since succeeding Jacob Zuma as president two months ago. So far he’s fired some ministers and replaced the boards of several troubled state companies.“We will have well-crafted incentives that will attract people,” Ramaphosa said Wednesday in an interview with Bloomberg Television in London, where he’s attending a Commonwealth Summit and met with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II. “Some of them may well be tax incentives or general industrial incentives.”Ramaphosa is seeking $100 billion in new investment and this week named four “envoys,” including former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel … [Read more...] about Ramaphosa Touts ‘New Dawn’ in South Africa to Lure $100 Billion