England confirm game with All Blacks

first_imgEddie Jones’s England will host four test matches at Twickenham, kicking off their campaign against South Africa on Nov. 3 next year.Seven days later, England face the All Blacks for the first time since losing four matches in 2014. England’s last victory over them came in 2012.Following the clash against the All Blacks, the side will host Japan, who will play only their second test against England.The only previous meeting between the two sides was at the inaugural World Cup in 1987 when England claimed a 60-7 win over the Brave Blossoms in Sydney.England will end their series against Australia (Nov. 24), who have lost their last four matches against Jones’ side.”The 2018… Series is incredibly important for England as we build towards the Rugby World Cup in 2019,” Jones said in a statement.”We want to win that series 4-0 and we will need to play extremely well to beat four very good teams over a four-week period.””We will have to work hard and be smart in what we do to bridge the gap between us and the All Blacks,” England coach Eddie Jones said.”Over the next year we need to continue to develop a bulletproof side, that can find ways to win in matches.”Our ambition is to be the number one team in the world going into the World Cup in Japan.”The schedule for the 2018 series:Nov. 3: England v South AfricaNov. 10: England v New ZealandNov. 17: England v JapanNov. 24: England v Australialast_img read more

Figures show women more likely to hold third-level qualification than men

first_imgFigures released by the Central Statistics Office today have revealed that women are more likely to hold a third-level qualification than their male counterparts.The report, titled “Women and Men in Ireland 2016”, finds that over half (55.1%) of women aged 25 – 34 have a third-level qualification, compared to just 42.9% of men in this age group.Despite this, women are still vastly underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and politics. More than four out of five (82.4%) of Engineering, Manufacturing, and Construction graduates were male in 2016, while 79.3% of graduates in Information and Communication Technologies were male.At both national and regional levels, women are under-represented in decision-making structures in Ireland.Less than a quarter (22.2%) of TDs in Dáil Éireann were women in 2016, and they accounted for only 21.4% of members of Local Authorities. The average female representation in national parliaments in the EU in 2016 was 28.7%.Healthcare and Welfare continues to be a female-dominated arena however, with women representing more than three out of four graduates (76.4%). Similarly, 71.4% of graduates from Education courses were female. Statistician Helen Cahill says that more girls than boys sat higher level papers in the Leaving Certificate exams in English, French, Irish, Biology, Chemistry, Art, Home Economics and Music in 2016. However more boys than girls took higher level papers in Mathematics, Physics, Design and communication graphics, Construction studies and Engineering.The report also concludes that men work longer hours than women in paid employment, with men clocking up an average of 39.7 hours per week in paid employment compared to 31.7 hours for women. Following this trajectory, men also have a higher rate of employment. The male employment rate in 2016 was 69.9%, over 10 percentage points higher than the female rate of 59.5%The vast majority of homemakers in 2016 were women (98%), however the number of men looking after the home and family doubled in the ten years up for 2016, rising from 4,900 to 9,200.Women are waiting longer until they have a family, the report finds.The average age at which women gave birth to their first child rose from 24.8 years in 1975 to 30.5 years in 2014. The fertility rate in Ireland, at 1.92, was the second highest rate in the EU in 2015 after France and well above the EU average of 1.58. Today’s report presents over 70 indicators that identify important gender differences in the activities of men and women and also presents the situation in Ireland in an international context. For more, see CSO.ie.Figures show women more likely to hold third-level qualification than men was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CSOMenstatisticsWomenlast_img read more