Nov 16 2017
France on Wednesday won the right to stage the 2023 tournament as voted by members of the World Rugby Council in London.
Browne, who admitted the report had left him very surprised and disappointed, said evidently their vision and that of World Rugby as to how a World Cup should be hosted were worlds apart.
The tournament promised the largest ever attendance for a final with a record 87,436 spectators at the FNB Stadium as part of an availability of 2.9 million match tickets for the event - also a record.
First round of voting: France 18, South Africa 13, Ireland 8.
"The Welsh, I think, probably wanted to support Gareth Davies [WRU Chairman] who's director of Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) who produced the evaluation report and then disappointingly, the Italians, who we've supported hugely over the past number of years effectively went with the French as well".
Last month World Rugby published an evaluation report which said South Africa should be chosen given it had an overall rating of 78.97, compared with 75.88 for France and 72.25 for Ireland, across a range of criteria.
The exodus of South African players in search of better opportunities overseas continues apace, the financial state of the game there remains parlous and the once-mighty Boks suffered the worst in a succession of humbling defeats in August, 57-0 to the All Blacks.
"When you host the World Cup, you create an aspirational platform and a financial platform that creates enough revenue so you can further your development plans and maybe stem the outflow of the players".
Internet giant Alibaba kicks off Singles' Day shopping bonanza with a bang
E-commerce giant Alibaba on Saturday kicked off its ninth edition of the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, its annual sales event. There were 256,000 payment transactions processed per second by Alipay, Alibaba's Alizila news website reported.
Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip With Top Trump Campaign Officials
Only 7 percent of Trump voters say they believe that members of the campaign team colluded with Russian Federation . He also said he told Sam Clovis, a former co-chairman and policy adviser to Trump's campaign, about his trip.
Iran adds missile to annual anti-US pageant
Iran's commemorations took place under tight security managed by Iranian police and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The US cut its diplomatic relations with Iran following the embassy takeover and has had no diplomatic relations since.
World Rugby had hit back at the criticisms of their process, labelling it inaccurate.
David Sterling, Head of Northern Ireland Civil Service: "I too would like to congratulate France and wish them well for a successful tournament in 2023".
"In our letter, we had a great saying by Albert Einstein and here I paraphrase him: "There are a lot of things that can be counted which don't actually count and there are lots of things that count that can't be counted".
"There's all these issues which are hard for us to understand", he said.
"Our feeling was that in a secret ballot people could vote for whoever they wanted without fear", World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said.
Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby, said he was "desolated" and fumed about breaches of protocol by other bidders. Football has been mired in scandal over the staging of its World Cup.
"That recommendation was questioned last week by rivals, but endorsed a second time by World Rugby last week". Our bid team must take vast credit for all their hard work throughout the process.
Nov 15 2017
DC Fires Eddie Berganza
After the 2012 WonderCon incident , Berganza reportedly apologized to DC's all-male staff for his behavior and pledged to change. And then in 2010, former DC editor Janelle Asselin organized a group of employees to file a joint complaint to HR about Berganza.
Nov 15 2017
We'll buy arms from Russia, Philippines' Duterte tells Putin
But critics warn the gesture has come to represent the brutalities of Duterte's drug war, which has claimed thousands of lives . In December 2016, he said that during his time as mayor, he had personally killed at least three people.
Nov 14 2017
Italy Misses World Cup for First Time Since 1958
Italy , who are now ranked 15th in the world, had an ordinary qualification campaign, finishing second in their group. I don't want to think it's the game of life but I'm convinced that, with the help of the fans, we will do it.
Nov 14 2017
Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's record-breaking $105 billion takeover attempt (AVGO, QCOM)
Another tactic Broadcom could use is to nominate directors for Qualcomm's board ahead of the company's annual general meeting in 2018.
Nov 14 2017
Roy Moore nearly certainly isn't going to be a senator
Senate race in Alabama, where he is the GOP nominee, if the allegations are true . "It is unacceptable for Gov". Most other Republicans have said only that Moore should drop out of the U.S.
Nov 11 2017
Moscow drafts 'reciprocal measures' over United States demands on Russia Today
The Duma is obliged to give its laws two preliminary approvals before passing them, which Volodin said could happen next week. Simonyan said that RT will comply, otherwise she could be arrested and the news outlet's accounts frozen.
Nov 11 2017
Early orders of Google Pixel Buds are now shipping
However, a user shared in a recent post that the problem may be resolved by blowing into the bottom speaker. While there's no permanent solution to it, but a user named Adam Zeird has found a temporary fix.
Nov 09 2017
Priti Patel on the brink, as new meetings with Israeli officials revealed
The PM said her decision was "right" as "further details have come to light". Had she not resigned, Patel would nearly certainly have been fired.
Nov 08 2017
Target Releases Black Friday Ad, Offers Early Access Deals
Target, Sears and Kmart have announced their top deals for Black Friday! Here are some of the deals each store will offer. Both stores are offering early access to Black Friday sales to members of their Shop Your Way rewards program .
Nov 05 2017
Everyone's congratulating the Twitter employee who deleted Donald Trump's account
After the account was restored Trump did not tweet about the vanishing act, but made several posts on other topics. A Twitter customer support employee performed the community service on his last day.
Nov 13 2017Morocco Outclass CIV To Seal World Cup Spot, Tunisia Through
Nov 13 2017Strong 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Western Iran, Damages Villages
Nov 12 2017Morocco qualifies for Russian Federation 2018 after defeating Ivory Coast 2-0
Nov 10 2017Walmart's Black Friday 2017 ad is out!
Nov 09 2017Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks
Nov 09 2017Sheep can recognise human faces
Nov 06 2017Panthers edge arch-rival Falcons, 20-17
Nov 05 2017Texans QB Deshaun Watson Out for Year With ACL Tear
Nov 04 2017No action against those holding demonetised notes: Centre to SC
Nov 04 2017Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back
Nov 15 2017Hulu working on live-action Hitman series
Nov 13 2017'I would NEVER' call Rocket Man Kim Jong Un 'short and fat'
Nov 12 2017Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault
Nov 10 2017Twitter Pauses Verifications Amid Controversy Over Charlottesville Organizer
Nov 10 2017Ezekiel Elliott suspended again; Could miss three divisional matchups
Nov 08 2017Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Loses Her Job
Nov 08 2017Netflix email scam targets millions of users
Nov 07 2017Hundreds of Lidl staff getting pay rise in Northern Ireland
Nov 07 2017Could Flynn be the next member of Trump's orbit to face indictment?
Nov 06 2017George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'
Nov 06 2017World of Warcraft Classic will let you relive Blizzard's original MMO experience
Nov 04 2017'Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village'