Bulldogs players say change to Pay was needed

first_imgAnd it seems quite a few Bulldogs players share that sentiment.”Contrary to popular opinion, I didn’t come here just because of Des. I was disappointed for him the way things turned out,” Foran told NRL.com, referring to Hasler being shown the door in September. The premiership-winning coach has since launched a legal challenge over the way the split took place.”But I’ve been really enjoying my time under Dean. It’s been great to be coached by him.”He’s a different style to Des as every coach has their own way. But I am enjoying Dean’s spin on things.”The boys have really bought into the culture and the type of footy he wants to be played here.”Foran isn’t the only one enjoying the changing of the guard at Belmore.”There’s quite a bit of difference. Des was a lot about his videos whereas Dean doesn’t really get into much video,” said back-rower Greg Eastwood.”He’d rather show us on the field and I kind of prefer that. I don’t like sitting and watching too much video, I’d rather be out there putting into practice those things so I know what he wants me to do.”Veteran centre Josh Morris, who like Eastwood was present for the Hasler reign from 2012-2017, can also see some stark changes.”They are completely different. Dean is a bit more laidback in the way he goes about his business than Des,” Morris said.”But there’s been a lot more emphasis on skill during the pre-season. I feel like I’ve definitely got a lot more skilful.”Maybe we haven’t really showed it much so far but hopefully the skills and drills sessions we had will show throughout the year, and we create more opportunities on the back of that.”At the quarter-season mark, the Bulldogs are 2-4. The 27-10 win over North Queensland on Saturday was the most points Pay’s men have scored over 80 minutes.Skipper Josh Jackson said the “new feel” began when Pay had large banners erected on the western fence celebrating each premiership and grand final the Bulldogs have played.”It’s great to see what players have done before us. It is a real responsibility of us to make sure we uphold the value of the jersey,” Jackson said. “We are custodians of that jersey now. We want the next generation of players to be proud of us too.”I can’t pinpoint one or two things that are different because it’s quite a number of things. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it last year, or the players didn’t. It’s just that is very different and we needed a breath of fresh air.”last_img read more

Amnesty calls for pressure campaign to help Iranian scientist who could face

first_img Amnesty International today asked for “urgent action” on behalf of Ahmadreza Djalali, the Iranian-born disaster medicine expert detained in Iran since April 2016. In a statement, Amnesty called on the public to write Iran’s top leaders to ask that Djalali be released or “charged with a recognizable criminal offense,” and to ensure that he has access to medical care and to his lawyer.On 3 February, the Free University of Brussels (VUB), where Djalali is a professor, announced that he had been sentenced to death, and that he was “scheduled to be executed in two weeks.” Email Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country By Martin EnserinkFeb. 7, 2017 , 3:15 PM That’s incorrect, according to Amnesty, which says Djalali has been “threatened” with the death penalty. “On 31 January, he was taken before Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, without his lawyer present, where the presiding judge told him that he was accused of ‘espionage’ and could face the death penalty,” the statement says. “The lawyer he has appointed told Amnesty International that the authorities have yet to issue an indictment and schedule a trial.” Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Courtesy of VUB Amnesty’s version of the facts is correct, says Francesco Della Corte of the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIM) at the University of East Piedmont in Novara, Italy, where Djalali has an appointment as well. (VUB and CRIMEDIM jointly organize the European Master in Disaster Medicine.) Della Corte says the VUB statement contained erroneous information. VUB did not immediately respond to a request for comment; its statement announcing the death penalty, which refers to a story in Belgian newspaper De Morgen, was still online when this story went live.Djalali, 45, worked in Novara until the end of 2015 but now lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children, Della Corte says. He left Iran in 2009 to join a Ph.D. program at the Karolinska Institute in the Swedish capital, and had traveled back to Iran multiple times without problems. He was arrested while en route from Tehran to the city of Karaj in April; Amnesty International says he was in the country to attend workshops about disaster medicine at the University of Tehran and Shiraz University.*Update, 8 February, 10:56 a.m.: VUB has changed its statement about Djalali today to say that he “could be sentenced” to death. 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