Source: World Rugby |

Rugby’s greatest of the decade recognised at World Rugby Awards Special Edition

Special edition also featured rugby’s heroes of the pandemic

Richie McCaw and Jessy Trémoulière take home 15s Player of the Decade Awards; Portia Woodman and Jerry Tuwai win Sevens Player of the Decade categories; Jamie Heaslip and Portia Woodman tries voted as best of the decade; Two stellar 15s Teams of the Decade selected by the World Rugby Awards panel highlight the…

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Source: World Rugby |

New Report Highlights Global Rise in Rugby Interest in 2019

A new global study from Nielsen has recorded 877 million followers and 405 million fans of rugby union worldwide in 2019

Rising rugby interest in Africa is not limited to just South Africa, and several emerging nations, particularly Zimbabwe and Namibia, have shown impressive growth In Namibia and Zimbabwe, 50 per cent of people are interested in rugby; 23 per cent of people in Kenya are very interested in rugby In…

Source: World Rugby |

Date set for Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw

RWC 2021 Draw to be live streamed to global audiences via World Rugby digital channels

Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw confirmed for 20 November 2020; Draw event to be held at SkyCity Theatre in the heart of Auckland; RWC 2021 Draw to be live streamed to global audiences via World Rugby digital channels; World Rugby Women’s Rankings to be used for first time to determine…

Source: Epazz, Inc. |

Epazz DeskFlex is Experiencing Increased Growth in Europe and as a Result is Hiring Account Managers in Dublin, Ireland to Keep Up with the Global Demand for Desk Booking Software after COVID-19 Lockdowns

DeskFlex room booking and scheduling software is expanding into Europe by hiring account managers in Dublin, Ireland and will also be hosting cloud applications in Europe in order to comply with European Laws

Epazz Inc. DeskFlex (www.DeskFlex.com) (OTC: EPAZ), a mission-critical cloud business software provider, announced today that DeskFlex desk booking software is hiring more account managers as the company experiences more product requests, virtual demonstrations, and employee training on software navigation in Europe. DeskFlex is receiving calls from companies based in Germany,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

2020 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank: a renewed commitment to economic resilience in Africa

The highlights of the 2020 sessions are the election of the Bank Group’s president and the statutory meetings of its Governors

The 55th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the 46th meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (ADF) began in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, 26 August 2020. In his opening speech, the President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, highlighted the unusual context of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Opening Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of The African Development Bank at The 2020 Annual Meetings of The African Development Bank Group

The Bank launched a $10 billion COVID-19 Response Facility to support African countries

Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire,   • Honorable Minister Niale Kaba, Chairperson of the Board of Governors  • Honorable Governors  • Members of the Board of Directors  • Senior management and staff of the Bank  • Ladies and Gentlemen   1. Good morning and welcome…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Productive Elite Player Development (EPD) Webinar Series Wraps Up

The aim of these webinars was to align SA Rugby’s structures with the schools, which seeks to ensure an effective pathway to the SA Schools and Junior Springbok teams

Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko and his SA Schools counterparts wrapped up a productive series of Elite Player Development (EPD) webinars with schools coaches from across the country last Friday. The aim of these webinars was to align SA Rugby’s (https://www.SARugby.co.za/) structures with the schools, which seeks to ensure…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus - Africa: 275-Strong world leaders’ group warns of tragic ‘COVID generation’ - Millions of children hit as education faces $150 billion of cuts

The leaders - including many presidents and prime ministers - say urgent measures are now required and as country lockdowns come to an end

A group of 275 former world leaders, economists and educationalists have called on G20 nations and other countries to take action to prevent the global health crisis creating a ‘COVID generation’ - tens of millions of children with no hope of an education. The leaders - including many presidents and…

Source: World Rugby |

World Rugby announces joint men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup host selection process

Approach supports key objectives of World Rugby's Women in Rugby Plan

For the first time two men’s and women’s RWCs will be awarded at the same time; Integrated process enables a strategic roadmap for hosting of showcase 15s events; Collaborative process aims to identify and develop partnerships that will optimise host nation and World Rugby delivery, financial and legacy objectives; Joint…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: Government of Sierra Leone, Irish Aid and UNICEF provide 2307 handwashing stations to primary schools

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, whose primary defense mechanism is handwashing with soap and water, setting up handwashing stations at schools is essential

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), with support from Irish Aid, has started the distribution of 2307 handwashing stations to Government and Government-assisted Primary schools in eight districts in Sierra Leone. The distribution started on Thursday 6th August in Western Area Urban, and will continue in Western Area Rural, Kenema, Bo,…