Five South Africans honoured in world rugby

first_img22 September 2015Five of South Africa’s rugby legends have been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Springbok legends Naas Botha, Danie Gerber, Hennie Muller, Morne du Plessis and Joost van der Westhuizen were honoured at a special presentation held in the Spirit of Rugby Lounge at Wembly Stadium in London, England.The newest group of 25 players were being honoured for shaping the image of rugby and inspiring generations of fans. Between them they have three centuries of playing time and includes eighteen national team captains. The “voice of rugby”, commentator Bill McLaren and coaching guru Carwyn James were the only two not honoured for playing careers.To be eligible for induction into the Rugby Hall of Fame this years class – 7 Welshmen, 5 South Africans, 3 Englishmen, Scots and Irish and a pair of Wallabies and Frenchmen – had to follow certain criteria.– Retired from playing and coaching international Rugby for at least three years– Made an outstanding contribution to the Game of Rugby– Demonstrated Rugby’s core values are Passion, Integrity, Solidarity, Discipline and Respect both on and off the field.Joost van der Westhuizen was inducted into the Hall in 2007 in recognition of his playing career. Voted the greatest scrum half to have appeared at the Rugby World Cup – 1995, 1999 and 2003 – and remains the only Springbok to have captained both the 15 man national team and the Sevens.His 2015 induction recognizes the courage he has shown since being diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2011. As the Hall of Fame site states, “Earlier this year a wheelchair-bound Van der Westhuizen defied the debilitating effects of the disease to revisit Ellis Park in Johannesburg to attend the 20th anniversary celebration of South Africa’s RWC 1995 win against the All Blacks, arguably his – and his country’s – finest hour.”Handing over the framed to those being honoured, or family members, World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset explained that the Hall honoured those who had left an indelible mark on the game of rugby.They were all real legends who had shaped the image of rugby and inspired generations of fans. These men had contributed to the enjoyment fans experienced, “through feats on the field of play, displays of great character or through their tireless and inspirational work in driving forward our great game.Chris Rea and Pablo Mamone, who form the World Rugby Hall of Fame panel along with Henri Garcia, Nigel Starmer-Smith and secretary Chris Thau, were also in attendance in this special presentation held ahead of the eagerly-awaited RWC 2015 Pool C match between New Zealand and Argentina.The full list of inductees into the World Rugby Hall of Fame (in alphabetical order) is:Phil Bennett (Wales), Naas Botha (South Africa), Gordon Brown (Scotland), Marcel Communeau (France), Gerald Davies (Wales), Mervyn Davies (Wales), Danie Gerber (South Africa), Tim Horan (Australia), Andy Irvine (Scotland), Carwyn James (Wales), Barry John (Wales), Tom Kiernan (Ireland), Gwyn Nicholls (Wales), Basil Maclear (Ireland), Bill McLaren (Scotland), Edgar Mobbs (England), Hennie Muller (South Africa), Morne du Plessis (South Africa), Ronald Poulton-Palmer (England), Tom Richards (Australia), Jean-Pierre Rives (France), Fergus Slattery (Ireland), Wavell Wakefield (England), Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa) and John Lewis Williams (Wales).Watch the Samoan rugby team honouring Joost Van der Westhuizen with a hymn Fa’afetai i le atua (Thank you, God, our Creator) sung in Brighton, England:For more information on the Hall of Fame visit, the site here.Source: News24 Wirelast_img read more

5 iPhone Apps for Creating Expense Reports On the Go

first_imgTags:#biz#Software Guides I admit, I’m not terribly organized or efficient when it comes to tracking business expenses. Of course, as a technology journalist and a freelance writer, those expenses aren’t particularly frequent or substantial. But I still struggle.Mobile phone apps make this process much easier, as you can record your receipts and track your expenses on-the-go. as they occur. I thought I was a genius when I realized I could just snap a picture of a receipt on my iPhone and store it in Evernote. And while that eliminates carrying an envelopes full of receipts when I travel, that process only fulfills part of what’s necessary in tracking business expenses and creating expense reports.So here are a few suggestions for other iPhone apps that can aid in the process:Receipts Related Posts Ah, the shoebox – after the envelope it is the go-to storage device for many receipts. Shoeboxed provides a paid service where you can mail in your receipts for the company to digitize and organize your information. The Shoeboxed Receipt Tracker doesn’t require a Shoeboxed account, but does use photos of your receipts to create expense reports that can be exported into QuickBooks and Excel. (Free)Fresh Xpense Capture The aptly named Receipts lets you create accounts and categories, and has 5 different types of custom receipt fields for local taxes, payment information, and mileage. You can add multiple photos and even record a voice memo. The app also has a graphing component so you can monitor expenses. Reports can be generated via email, and the app has Evernote and Google Docs integration as well. ($7.99)Expensify Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters Fresh Xpense Capture takes photos of your receipts and sends them to the Xpenser.com website, where you can generate your reports. (Free)Do you have a favorite mobile expense report app? (Or perhaps, a better system for tracking receipts and generating reports?) We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments.Photo credits: Flickr user Jamie A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Expensify can link to your credit card account and import your purchase history. The app will generate IRS-ready receipts for expenses under $75. The app syncs with the Expensify website. (Free)ProOnGo Expense with Receipt Reader ProOnGo Expense tracks receipts and details, and you can export your information to QuickBooks or Excel. The Receipt Reader fills out an expense report for you, based on information from a photo of a receipt. (Free)Shoeboxed Receipt Tracker and Receipt Reader 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more