SEQTL Preliminary Finals

first_imgCountry Club United Southern Storm Alyce HulbertEmily EdwardsJessica ShawKirsten WhittayLana CurryLauren McdonaldLucy ClarkMarrikki WategoRenee MurphyRoxanne WinderRoxette MuraShani WellsSophie BurseTamara AppoTeena McilveenTheresa AndersonToni Eltherington Ben WieczorekDaniel FeldmanJarod TumpLucas FeldmanLuke ParkerMatthew GreentreeMichael BaartzSean HooperSebe ReyShannon SankeyTom EylesTom Quinlivan Uni Rebels For further information, please visit the Brisbane Metro Touch Association website – Uni Rebels Blackest Catscenter_img In the Preliminary Final of the X-Blades Men’s Open, Country Club United will face off against Uni Rebels. Country Club United narrowly lost to Southern Storm 9 – 8 in the Major Semi-Final. While Uni Rebels defeated Dodgers 6 – 5 in the Minor Semi-Final.The winner will meet the Southern Storm in the Grand Final. In the Preliminary Final of the X-Blades Women’s Open, Blackest Cats will face off against Uni Rebels. Uni Rebels narrowly lost to Caboolture / Redcliffe Colts 5 – 4 in the Major Semi-Final. While Uni Rebels defeated Southern Storm 4 – 2 in the Minor Semi-Final.The winner will meet the Caboolture / Redcliffe Colts in the Grand Final. Team lists of finalists are below: Ash FarrowBen MccullenBen RobinsonBrent MaddersChris FarrowChris LothDrumayne Daybern-MuirGian GuerraGraeme ClancyJustin MitchellKeith MacdonaldRemus GentlesRyan PollockTerry Thompson Chris KavneyClint WithersCraig McheronDamien MoarDaniel WithersDean ThomasGavin ShukerGreg DohertyHamish JonesJames WallaceJason PowellJustin RobsonKris McmurdyKurt ByrantMichael DevonshireMitch KingOscar SanftPhilip GyemoreTim Baartz Caboolture / Redcliffe Colts Aimee GilbertAmy HopeAmy TurnerAnita KerriganCatherine TipeneCoral EastonEva WilliamsHayley McanellyHelena BlairKendall Te RangiKristal GouldKylie HahipeneLavina GouldRachel StephensonTai-Anne Te MuunaTara MakoToni TupuhiYvette Teika Aleisha KuhnCasey ClarkElinna BreinlEmily ReedGemma EtheridgeHayley RogersonKate BarkerLauren PotterMary McleanMary SteeleNikki EtheridgePeta RogersonRebecca ClarksonRebecca LapraitSavannah PrattenShannon Cahilllast_img read more

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Our Watch: Touch Football Australia (TFA) to partner with the NRL to eliminate violence against women and children in Australian society

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) will be partnering with the National Rugby League (NRL) to eliminate violence against women and children in Australian society as part of the national Our Watch program. The NRL was one of four National Sporting Organisations to receive grants of $250,000 each under the Our Watch Sports Engagement program, funded through the Australian Government’s Sports Grant Bank. The program provides $1 million in grant funding to National Sporting Organisations to deliver programs and promotions towards the prevention of violence against women and children. TFA CEO, Colm Maguire said the organisation is looking forward to working in collaboration through its partnership with the NRL to deliver programs and educational activities as well as build capacity and expertise to prevent violence against women and their children. “The sport of Touch Football provides a unique environment where both genders can participate in sport on the same playing field at the same time,” he said. “This provides an environment that exposes and promotes equality as well as fair, inclusive and respectful behaviours and attitudes both on and off the playing field.“The work we propose to conduct through the grant funding with the NRL will assist our respective sporting codes to more effectively embed gender equality and respectful relationships into and across our networks and communities.”“The NRL could not be clearer on this matter…there is no place for domestic violence in our games or society,” NRL Head of Community, Adam Check said. “The partnership between the NRL and Touch Football Australia will ensure that we can continue to raise awareness of the need to stop violence against women and support educational programs to drive behavioural change.”  TFA has appointed Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad as Touch Football’s Ambassador for the program. “Tony’s experience working across the sport across at all levels and genders and the respect and profile that he holds in the Touch Football community will be invaluable in delivering messages in this very important area,” Maguire said. More information on the work of Our Watch and the Sports Engagement Program can be found on Victims of domestic and family violence and / or sexual assault, as well as their family and friends can contact 1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 or visit LinksOur Watchlast_img read more

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Canadian Forces change search and rescue protocol following Labrador teens death

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-The Canadian Forces have changed the way they respond to search and rescue calls following the death of a Labrador teen earlier this year.Defence Minister Peter MacKay said during question period Thursday that the Canadian Forces would implement a “call-back protocol” the next time they receive a request for help. Under the new protocol, military personnel would call back provincial search and rescue officials on their need for search and rescue aircraft.“This ongoing dialogue will continue until the file is closed,” said MacKay.Burton Winters, 14, was found 19 kilometres from the place where his snowmobile became stuck on the frozen sea ice near his home of Makkovik, on the north coast of Labrador.Winters was reported missing on Jan. 29, but his body wasn’t found until four days later. It took two days for military search and rescue helicopters, based in Gander, Nfld., to join the search.Winters’ death triggered a large public outcry across Newfoundland and Labrador. Many called for establishing a search and rescue team in Labrador.last_img read more

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Lawmaker withdraws antiporn bill citing dubious origins

first_imgPROVIDENCE, R.I. – A proposal that would have required a filter for online pornography that could be lifted with a $20 fee was withdrawn Tuesday by a lawmaker who cited its “dubious origins.”Sen. Frank Ciccone said he pulled the bill after The Associated Press reported Monday that the legislation had been pushed around the country by a man with a history of outlandish lawsuits including one trying to marry his computer as a statement against gay marriage.The measure, pushed in statehouses across the country by a group led by Chris Sevier, has been described as the Elizabeth Smart Law after the teenager kidnapped from her Utah home in 2002.Ciccone, a Democrat who represents Providence, said he made the decision after the AP reported that Smart, now a child safety advocate, had sent a cease-and-desist letter to backers of the bill and “was in no way involved with this legislation.” He said he felt misled by the group pushing the bill.“But not only me. I assume there’s quite a few other people,” he said, adding he assumes lawmakers in other states also will pull their bills. “A lot of us had misinformation.”The legislation had drawn criticism from groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, an anti-pornography advocacy group. The centre demanded last year that Sevier stop claiming it supported his work.The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which opposes the idea, has tracked about two dozen similar bills in 18 state legislatures, none of which has passed.Sevier and supporters say the bill would protect children and others by making pornography and sites that allow human trafficking more difficult to access.Sevier said he chose Smart’s name because she has spoken about the negative effects of pornography, including that pornography during her captivity “made my living hell worse.”After being told by the AP that Smart’s lawyer was sending a cease-and-desist letter, Sevier said the name Elizabeth Smart Law was an “offhand name” given to the legislation by lawmakers. The bill also was promoted as the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act.“Obviously, we’re not trying to hurt Elizabeth Smart, for God’s sake,” Sevier said. “We don’t really care what it’s called. We just want it to pass. And we’re going to see to it that it passes, and the law is on our side.”Smart’s new book, “When There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up,” which addresses her nine-month abduction ordeal and stories of others who have survived adversity, was released Tuesday.A federal judge in Utah on March 16 threw out a lawsuit from Sevier that targeted gay marriage by arguing he should be able to marry his laptop. Similar lawsuits in Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kentucky have been dismissed.Sevier was sentenced to probation after being found guilty in 2014 of harassment threats against country singer John Rich. Sevier previously told the AP he didn’t do anything wrong and the case came after lawsuits between the men.The bills differ in some details but generally include requiring internet service providers, or those who sell internet-capable devices, to install filters that screen out obscene material or sites that facilitate prostitution. The blocking can be lifted with a $20 payment. Republicans and Democrats have sponsored it.The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union say the idea is unconstitutional, including because it would install onto everyone’s computer a censorship filter that would screen out lawful content.Before withdrawing the measure, Ciccone had said he sponsored it because children “have easy access to materials that no child should be viewing, such as pornography and other highly offensive or disturbing material.”A Rhode Island Senate spokesman, Greg Pare, had called it “a national bill” modeled after one in New Jersey, where similar legislation has not been voted on.Pare cited the website that Sevier is behind, which says at the top the act is “referred to as the Elizabeth Smart Law.” A spokesman for Smart said she has nothing to do with it and there was “no authorization to use her name.”Sevier has said he met with Smart’s father and “he knows about it.”Smart’s spokesman said her father met with a group pushing the idea but suggested she send the letter.last_img read more

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Toronto stock market down amid lower oil prices US markets fall

first_imgTORONTO — Canada’s main stock index stepped lower in late-morning trading as the energy sector lost ground amid lower oil and natural gas prices.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 66.85 points at 14,683.50.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 307.61 points at 24,289.77. The S&P 500 index was down 24.95 points at 2,625.59, while the Nasdaq composite was down 58.31 points at 7,012.02.The Canadian dollar traded for 74.76 cents US compared with an average of 74.86 cents US on Thursday.The January crude contract was down 99 cents at US$51.59 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was down 24.2 cents at US$3.88 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was down US$7.60 at US$1,239.80 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 1.35 cents at US$2.75 a pound. The Canadian Press Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)last_img read more

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DEO launches 12 documentaries to encourage voters

first_imgKolkata: The District Election officer (DEO), North Kolkata, on Monday launched Ek Dojon Goppo, a collection of 12 audio-visual documentaries which will be displayed at various parts of the North Kolkata Parliamentary constituency including multiple Metro railway stations, in order to encourage the people to cast their votes.The move has been undertaken as the Election Commission has observed a low turnout of voters during the last Lok Sabha Election in 2014 and the Assembly elections in 2016. Apart from the audio-visual documentaries, the office of the DEO North also released a jingle titled Amar Gorber Kolkata, Amar Nirbhoy Vote, which will be played in Metro stations and on social media, to enthuse interest among the voters. The documentaries have a duration ranging between 35 seconds and 1.18 minutes. They will be played in Metro stations from Tuesday. The videos will also be uploaded on various social media platforms. “We have requested the Metro Railway authorities to play our documentaries and they have agreed to do so. We are also uploading them on social media to reach out to the maximum number of people. Apart from the documentaries, we are also staging street dramas in various Assembly constituencies, encouraging the voters to take part in the electoral franchise,” said Dibyendu Sarkar, DEO North Kolkata. Sarkar also said that during the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, the voter turnout in North Kolkata remained at 66.65 percent, which was a little lower than the average turnout in Bengal. The Chowringhee Assembly segment recorded the lowest turnout of 57.73 percent during the last Lok Sabha. It was the lowest turnout of voters in any Assembly constituency in the state in 2014. Similarly, during the Assembly elections in 2016, North Kolkata recorded an average voting percentage of 64.27, which was again lower than the average turnout in the state. According to Sarkar, the reason of low turnout in North Kolkata is apparently the migration of voters. Many persons who stay here for work and are the voters of North Kolkata, often go to their native places during the elections. The audio-visual documentaries capture various traditional aspects of the lives of the people in North Kolkata. One of the stories captures the mood of a rickshaw-puller, while the other depicts heritage trams. Videos have been made on various themes like Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Old Kolkata Adda, College Street, wrestling and others. Through all the documentaries, an appeal has been made to the voters to exercise their franchise.last_img read more

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92 largecap equity funds underperformed in 2018

first_imgNew Delhi: Most of the large-cap equity funds and government bond funds underperformed their benchmark indices over the one-year period ending December 2018, says a report. According to S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) India scorecard, 92 per cent of the large-cap equity funds, 25.6 per cent of mid, small-cap equity funds and 81.6 per cent of government bond funds underperformed their respective indices over the one-year period ending December 2018. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe large-cap equity funds are compared to S&P BSE 100 index, while mid, small-cap equity funds to S&P BSE 400 mid, and small-cap index respectively. “The large-cap equity funds witnessed a low survivorship rate (66.7 per cent) over the 10-year period and a low style consistency (42 per cent) over the one-year period ending December 2018,” S&P Dow Jones Indices Associate Director, Global Research & Design Akash Jain said. Over the 10-year period, the return spread for actively managed large-cap equity funds, between the first and the third quartile break points of the fund performance, stood at 3.4 per cent, pointing to a relatively large spread in fund returns. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIn line with the historically volatile nature of the mid, small-cap segment of the Indian equity market, the return spread for actively managed mid, small-cap equity funds was even higher at 5.3 per cent over the same period, the report said. The asset-weighted return for large-cap equity funds was 72 bps higher than the equal-weighted return over the 10-year period. During the same period, the asset-weighted return of Indian equity mid, small-cap funds was 91 bps higher than their benchmark, the S&P BSE 400 mid small-cap index. “Over three-year period, 88.1 per cent of ELSS Funds have underperformed their respective benchmarks and the return spread between the first and third quartile break points of the fund performance was 3.7 per cent over the 10-year period,” it said. The SPIVA India Scorecard reports on the performance of actively managed Indian mutual funds compared to their respective benchmark indices over one, three and five-year investment horizons.last_img read more

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Jack Taylor Sets NCAA Record After Scoring 138 Points

Division III Grinnell point guard Jack Taylor, set an NCAA record Tuesday night, scoring 138 points in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible.“I gotta thank the man upstairs,” Taylor told ESPN. “I was able to multiply my talents tonight.”Taylor went 52-for-108 from the field, while shooting 27-for-71 from the 3-point line to establish the new collegiate record.The previous NCAA scoring record was held by Bevo Francis of Rio Grande, who had 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. In 1953, Francis dropped 116 points against Ashland Junior College. Frank Selvy is only other person to come close to Francis’ record; he scored 100 points while playing at Furman against Newberry.As the 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore entered the locker room at halftime, he was under the assumption that he had managed to drop 30 points in the first half. But coach David Arseneault informed Taylor otherwise, after taking a look at the first half stats.“Coach walked in with a stat sheet and said I had 58,” Taylor said. “You could see the team’s eyes light up.”After the half, Taylor was given the green light to shoot by Arseneault and his teammates to break the record set by Francis. He came out focused and in the zone.“There was a point during the second half where I hit a number of threes in a row — maybe seven or eight — I felt like anything I threw up was going in,” Taylor said. “I’ve been in the zone before but I’ve never taken so many shots.”One of the underlying stories in Taylor’s spectacular performance was Faith Baptist Bible’s David Larson, who scored 70 points on 34-for-44 shooting.Taylor said that their focus was to stop Larson, which they did, but Bible could not stop Taylor.Before entering Tuesday’s game Taylor was in a shooting slump, only making 11 of 41 shots for the season. After taking a “couple hundred” shots before practice on Sunday and Monday, he seemed to have found his stroke.“I was able to, I guess, find my shot again,” Taylor said.Despite receiving the attention for the Pioneers win, he was the ultimate sport by sharing the victory with his teammates. Taylor acknowledged his teammates for being unselfish the whole night.He still has not been able to take in his record breaking performance.“I don’t think it’s settled in yet,” he said. read more

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Hot Takedown An Emergency Discussion About Kentuckys Loss Live From Our Hotel

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Nate Silver, Jody Avirgan and Chadwick Matlin Links to a couple things we discuss in this episode are below. We’ll be back with another Hot Takedown with our usual crew — Neil, Kate, Allison and Chad — on Tuesday.Benjamin Morris found the moment Kentucky came closest to an undefeated season, and the moment it all fell apart.Ken Pomeroy’s ratings for the final two teams.FiveThirtyEight’s continually updated March Madness predictions. Embed Code Welcome to an emergency edition of Hot Takedown, our podcast where, usually, the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. This episode, though, is different. A few FiveThirtyEighters were in Indianapolis to see Wisconsin beat Kentucky live from inside Lucas Oil stadium last night. We were so thrilled by the game that we had to gather in Jody’s hotel room to talk about it; and Nate Silver was so disappointed with John Calipari he had to get some coaching tips off his chest.Stream the episode by clicking play above, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients below. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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Commentary What Ohio State must do Beating the Badgers requires full team

Suddenly back in the thick of the Big Ten conference championship race, the Ohio State football team has near-control over its own destiny despite a 1-2 conference record. Assuming Penn State will lose at least one of its conference games against Illinois, Nebraska or Wisconsin, OSU can win out and earn a trip to the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. But that begins this week against a bitter Badger brigade. Offense The offense may have an easier task than the defense this week as they face a Wisconsin defense that gave up 399 total yards against Michigan State last weekend. However, less than one-third of that was on the ground, and Daniel “Boom” Herron is the Buckeyes’ best threat. Expect Herron to get plenty of carries again this week, as the Buckeyes have won 21-of-24 contests in which he has crossed the goal line. Braxton Miller likely isn’t going to throw any miracle Hail Marys this week. However, he will need to complete more than one pass and will need to be effective in doing so if the offense is going to function against the Badgers. The Buckeyes got by the Illini by solely rushing the ball, but Wisconsin has a better defense and will have a gameplan to stop the run with plenty of rushing film to analyze. The biggest key for the offense and the team as a whole is to eliminate penalties this week. False starts have plagued the offensive line (J.B. Shugarts) this season and really hinder an already suspect offense. Sparty had zero penalties in their victory last weekend. The offense has to keep hold of the ball as well; turnovers will likely be too much for a bulimic scoring offense to overcome. Defense Pressure, pressure and more pressure: For the defense to be successful, they have to disrupt fifth-year senior quarterback Russell Wilson. In winning their first six games by 31 points or more, Wilson and the Wisconsin offense had only thrown one interception and given up five sacks. Sparty got to Wilson for two picks and three sacks, which arguably was the difference in the game. John Simon will lead the “silver bullets” on the defensive line in their assault on Wilson. Big Johnathan Hankins will look to build on his nine-tackle performance last week and the Buckeyes will need his 6-foot-3-inch, 335-pound frame against a Wisconsin O-line that averages 322 lbs. and 6-foot-5-inches tall. If the silver bullets can contain Montee Ball and the Wisconsin rushing attack and pressure Wilson into making bad throws, then the Buckeyes have a shot. Forcing turnovers will be even more important this weekend as the Buckeyes will need to keep the score down to have a shot. Redshirt freshman cornerback Bradley Roby is second in the Big Ten with three interceptions and could make an impact. Special teams Junior punter Ben Buchanan and sophomore kicker Drew Basil have been consistently phenomenal in the kicking and field position game for the Buckeyes, as have the coverage units. The Buckeyes will need to depend on special teams once again this week, and expect them to respond. Coaching The coaches have to be intelligently aggressive this week. Giving Miller the opportunity to make plays while not putting him in a position to turn the ball over will be a difficult but necessary balance to reach. Just as they did against Illinois in calling for the long field goal against the wind, the coaches must have confidence in their players and give them the opportunity to perform. The team really has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Some risks on offense and special teams are warranted and may yield high rewards for the Buckeyes. Fans With the ‘Shoe filled with scarlet spectators for Saturday’s night game, the fans will need to fuel the Buckeyes with energy from the stands and keep them up when the Badgers have some momentum. Never underestimate the power of the 12th man. read more

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Football Ryan Day views himself as placeholder in Meyers absence

Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day addresses the media on Aug. 27 prior to the first game of the season against Oregon State. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorIn his first press conference as Ohio State’s acting head coach, Ryan Day wanted to talk about football. Day began by saying he was not a part of the investigation of head coach Urban Meyer: he was not interviewed and he had nothing to add. “Today I would like to talk about football and this team,” Day said. “Out of respect for everybody involved, I’m not going to speak today on the independent investigation, the report, or any speculation regarding it.”As Day takes over as acting head coach for the first three games of the 2018 season and Meyer serves his three-game suspension, the repercussions of his absence still loomed as the season opener neared. Even though he did not want to talk about the investigation, Day made clear he was not there to replace Meyer. He said his role in the first three games of the season will be to to empower the coaching staff and his players and just keep the program up and running. Day has taken on increased responsibility, not only tasked with becoming acting head coach, but guiding redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins during his first snaps as the starter as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. “There’s been times where I felt like I’ve been drinking through a fire hose, to be honest,” Day said. “The expectation of Ohio State is you win every game and I understand that. So there’s that added pressure there that you feel.”As he addressed Ohio State as interim head coach, Day used the phrase “win the moment” to define the transition he has gone through. Instead of focusing on the future and what was to come, Day got his players to focus on the present, encouraging them to use their energy on the moment.That is exactly the focus Day has on his first career game as a head coach. “I’ve been trying to focus on today, and then tomorrow we’ll focus on tomorrow and then we just go from there,” Day said. “Because there is no script, so we’ve just been working forward.” When Meyer was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 1, Day was contacted by athletic director Gene Smith, telling him he was going to be the acting head coach at Ohio State until the investigation and subsequent punishment was complete. Even with two former head coaches on Meyer’s coaching staff in defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, the message Day received from Smith after he was hired was to trust his instincts. Day had never been a head coach before. Prior to being hired as a quarterbacks coach and, eventually, promoted to offensive coordinator at Ohio State, he was a quarterbacks coach with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers. During this time of adjustment, he leaned on one of the former coaches that mean the most to him. “I got a text message and I get it just about every other day from one of my mentors, Chip Kelly, and he says, ‘you’re built for this,’” Day said. “That’s what he told me. And that’s the thing I keep going to every morning when I wake up, is that I’m built for this.”As a head coach, Day said he has to watch the game a bit differently, noticing the whole picture as opposed to just the quarterbacks or the offense as a whole. He said his perspective has widened over the past month by watching players on and off the field, their attitude and mentality as they go through each aspect of a specific practice. Being on staff with him for one season, Schiano, as a defensive coordinator, said he has not directly seen the work Day has done on the field.But, in Day’s time as head coach, Schiano said he’s very impressed. “I mean, he’s got the ‘it,’” Schiano said. “When you work on the other side of the ball, you really don’t get to sit in the room with him very much and game plan and do all that stuff. So our relationship was more friends than professional, we don’t do a lot together professionally. Observing him over the last whatever it is, 25 days, he’s got the ‘it.’” Day said he does not think Ohio State has missed a beat since Meyer was placed on administrative leave. He said that is due to the culture of the team, the leadership and example that the newly named captains have shown through preseason camp. That was his goal all along. When he runs onto the field on Sept. 1, in front of his Ohio State team, Day said he will not view it as his head coaching debut. Yes, his family will be in attendance, but he views himself as just a placeholder until Meyer returns. “This isn’t one of those things where I’m becoming the head coach,” Day said. “This is just something that I’m holding the place for coach until he gets back and the goal is to win the game against Oregon State.” read more

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Lippi It would be a nobrainer for Real Madrid to hire

first_imgAntonio Conte has all the technical and psychological requirements to get Real Madrid back to winning ways, reckons Marcello LippiThe former Chelsea coach is the rumoured favourite to replace the fired Julen Lopetegui in the dugout at Real.And Lippi, who coached Conte at Juventus during his playing days, reckons that his fellow Italian is a logical choice for Los Blancos.“Conte has all the technical and psychological values to manage a great club and why not, even Real Madrid,” said Lippi, according to the Daily Mail.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I don’t know if he is interested in Real Madrid and if Real Madrid are interested in him but for sure he would be able to have Real Madrid come back.”Real Madrid Castilla boss Santiago Hernan Solari will be in charge on an interim basis for the next two weeks as the club decides on Lopetegui’s replacement.Former Real midfielder Esteban Cambiasso also backed the idea of Conte taking charge and reckons he will get on well with Real captain Sergio Ramos.Conte has also previously coached the Italian national team and Juventus.last_img read more

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Neuer speaks ahead of Liverpool match

first_imgThe Bayern Munich goalkeeper talked how his team knows the rivals, ahead of their Champions League match.Bayern Munich will visit Anfield Road tomorrow to play against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And for Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, this is a very exciting match that he cannot wait to play on.“I’m looking forward to playing there. We heard a lot about the fans and atmosphere in the stadium,” he was quoted by The Liverpool Echo.“It will be two great games. For us, it’s very important to play Champions League.”“It’s a knockout game so it will be two finals. Everyone who watches a lot of football knows it’s a special atmosphere,” he commented.“Does it matter? Of course. I like it when fans are cheering a lot, close to the goal.”“But if you want to speak to your colleagues on the pitch it’s not that easy when it’s loud, they can’t hear you. You have to speak in a different way,” he explained.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Bayern was struggling in the German Bundesliga for most of the first part of the season, but now they are just two points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp’s former team.“I think we know Klopp and we know his style. He knows Bayern Munich as well.”“No one is in a better position. We know him, he knows us,” he recalled.“I like his style. I’ve seen him at Rome, and I’ve seen him in the Brazil team, he’s doing a great job,” Neuer added about Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker.Suited and booted. Boss tha’ 👔#packmas #UCL #LFCFCB— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 18, 2019last_img read more

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Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marine receives Marine of the Year Award

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 19, 2017  – Nassau – Leading Seaman Sharif Turnquest joined an elite list of marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, after he was recognized as the Marine of the year 2017 at the force’s Annual Christmas Carol Service at the Defence Force Base.A total of 14 marines were recognized by their various sections for their outstanding and dedicated services throughout the year. Sharif, a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) in the Training Department was successful in placing first overall as the overall results.   He became the latest recipient of the coveted Leon Smith Award.  This prize is in honor of the first Bahamian Commodore who headed the Defence Force from 1983 – 1997.   Both he and his wife were in attendance to present the award.“I based my career on some of the positive principles instilled within me by some of my seniors on the Force,” says Turnquest.   “A Marine is at his best when no-one is watching; I always dare to stand out in the crowd; I always thrived to maintain a standard; For every action, there are consequences, and once you understand the consequences, you will be careful of your actions.”Able Seaman Lashando Greene from the Port Security Department was the 1st runner-up, Able Seaman Delron Mitchell from the Airwing Department was awarded the 2nd runner-up; and Leading Seaman Durant Roker from the Headquarters Department received the 3rd runner-up award.Minister of National Security, the Honorable Marvin Dames congratulated all the winners via a teleconference as he emphasized his government’s commitment to continue working efficiently with the men and women of the Defence Force.   Commodore Tellis Bethel also extended his congratulations to all of the awardees and thanked them for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.Leading Seaman Turnquest joined the training staff in 2012.   Prior to that, he served 8 years in the Commando Squadron Department.  He has undergone numerous training locally and internationally.   These include the Military Dive, Combat Dive, Physical Training Instructor and the Skill-At-Arms Courses.   A decorated marine, Turnquest hopes to be an inspiration to others as he continues to fulfill the Defence Force’s mandate in Guarding Our Heritage.(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website:, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritagePress Release: RBDFlast_img read more

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Kalidou Koulibaly I am happy in Naples

first_imgNapoli in-demand defender Kalidou Koulibaly has dropped a hint over his future amid Barcelona and Manchester United transfer talkEver since his arrival from Genk back in 2014, Koulibaly has imposed himself as one of the key figures in Napoli squad, having accumulated a total of 176 appearances for the Partenopei in all competitions.Known for his physical strength and his dominance in aerial duels, the 27-year-old Senegal international has established himself as one of the most reliable defenders in the Italian Serie A.His impressive performance at the Stadio San Paolo has drawn up the attention of several notable Europe clubs, including Barcelona and Manchester United.In his recent interview with Il Corriere dello Sport, Koulibaly has explained his situation at Napoli, with Calciomercato being the one to transcribe his words.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“My caretaker keeps telling me: ‘You cry twice in Naples, when you arrive and when you leave.’ I always reply: ‘I didn’t cry when I arrived, but I will cry a lot the day that I will leave If I’ll ever leave.”“I am happy in Naples,” Koulibaly said.“Sometimes people speak badly, but they don’t know how it feels to leave here. If you don’t live here, you can’t understand.”Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has recently extended Koulibaly’s contract until 2023 and would hardly accept to sell him unless a stratospheric offer was to arrive at his desk.last_img read more

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Fairbanks Couple Sentenced For Producing And Distributing Child Porn

first_imgAccording to court documents, beginning in June 2015, Davis and Germain conspired to produce visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Christopher Duane Davis, 32, of Fairbanks, was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release. Charity Noel Germain, 27, of Fairbanks, was previously sentenced on Dec. 15, 2017, to serve 22 years in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release. In furtherance of the conspiracy,  while babysitting  children for families in the area, Davis and Germain would sexually abuse the children and record the abuse. Davis would then share the images and videos with other pedophiles on the internet. Davis and Germain became the subject of a federal investigation after an undercover law enforcement agent working with the Australian government identified Davis’s profile on a foreign-based photo-sharing site known to host images of child pornography.center_img Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon prosecuted the case. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Fairbanks couple was sentenced today in federal court for producing and distributing child pornography.last_img read more

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Two Arrested Following HeadOn Collision That Injured Four National Guardsmen

first_imgAt 3:40am, Kenai Fire and Police department responded to a head-on collision motor vehicle accident near Kenai Spur Highway mile 9, according to a dispatch released by KPD on Monday. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker confirmed the head-on collision was the accident involving the four guardsmen. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Three Air National Guardsmen and one member of the Alaska State Defense Force assigned to Swan Lake Fire traffic control points were involved in a vehicle accident early Saturday morning on the Spur Highway when their vehicle was struck by a drunk driver,  according to a statement from the Alaska Army National Guard.  “After assisting the medical needs of individuals involved and investigation of the at fault vehicle, Johnathan C. Tanape, age 21, of Soldotna, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, Assault III (x4), Reckless Endangerment, False Information and Vehicle Theft I.” All four were transported and suffered injuries as a result of the accident. Also, Loren J. Burns, age 18, of Soldotna, was arrested for False Information, Hindering Prosecution and Vehicle Theft in the I Degree. Both parties were transported to Wildwood. The four members of the Alaska Army National Guard were struck while headed back to their base after assisting with efforts on the Swan Lake Fire. During the Cooper Landing community meeting on Saturday night it was mentioned that the four guardsmen were injured and their vehicle destroyed. Original Post: read more

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RR Donnelley Buys Paid Content Engine Journalism Online

first_imgR.R. Donnelley has acquired Journalism Online Inc., and its Press+ service, which enables publishers to offer a variety of paid and metered content plans as well as mobile/tablet access, enhanced site functionality, and out-of-market-access.Press+ allows publishers to offer day or week passes, print/online bundles, monthly or annual subscriptions as well as credit for previous day passes as readers select longer-term subscriptions. The original concept of the service was to get about 10 percent of a content site’s users to pay. Journalism Online co-founders Steve Brill and former Wall Street Journal Publisher Gordon Corvitz–members of the 2010 FOLIO: 40–will continue working with the company under R.R. Donnelley. News Corp., which purchased a stake in Journalism Online last year, sold its interest as part of the deal. “Our publishing customers continue to develop multi-channel advertising and editorial strategies, and Press+ provides a valuable tool for monetizing content,” said R.R. Donnelley president and CEO Thomas J. Quinlan III in a statement. The deal comes one week after The New York Times embarked on what may be the biggest bet on online paid content yet. According to Crovitz, the Times new paywall could generate more than $150 million in new revenue (compared to the $150 million in digital advertising the site already generates). “Done right, a ‘freemium’ approach such as a meter is a big win for news publishers,” he said. “The publishers using Press+ for metered access to web sites and other digital products are keeping all their online ad revenue and their visitors month to month, as they add the new revenue stream from online subscriptions. We estimate the N.Y. Times should be able to generate $100 million in new revenues with this approach.”Last year, Journalism Online said it had “more than 1,300” affiliates signed up. The company previously offered data from about two dozen small and medium-sized newspapers that suggested implementing a paywall did not significantly hurt overall traffic numbers, with monthly uniques to the participating sites falling between zero to 7 percent, while page views dropped between zero to 20 percent, with no decline in advertising revenue. The Jordan, Edmiston Group handled the deal.last_img read more

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Apple Files Lawsuit Against Samsung

first_imgApple is aiming to stop Samsung’s “illegal conduct”, and is after compensation for the alleged damages caused by Samsung’s products.In mid-March, Apple opened a case against Amazon, citing their use of the term “app store” as confusing and misleading to Apple customers, according to Apple representative Kristin Huguet. Apple states that Samsung is impeding on a variety of their patents, including the trade dress of Apple products (and packaging) and trademarked icons used in Apple technology. The complaint says, “The copying is so pervasive, that the Samsung Galaxy products appear to be actual Apple products—with the same rectangular shape with rounded corners, silver edging, a flat surface face with substantial top and bottom black borders, gently curving edges on the back, and a display of colorful square icons with rounded corners.” Apple is set to enter the courtroom yet again with another Android contender; this time, Samsung is the subject of Apple’s complaint.In a complaint filed officially on April 15th, Apple Inc. brings up several points against Samsung (which represents collectively Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC), specifically Samsung’s Galaxy line of smart phones and tablets.The complaint shares the following grievances, “Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has chosen to slavishly copy Apple’s innovative technology, distinctive, user interfaces, and elegant and distinctive product and packaging design, in violation of Apple’s valuable intellectual property rights. …Samsung has made its Galaxy phones and computer tablet work and look like Apple’s products through widespread patent and trade dress infringement. Samsung has even misappropriated Apple’s distinctive product packaging.”last_img read more

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Rodale Hires President

first_imgRodale has hired former Dow Jones executive, Scott Schulman, as its president—a role left vacant since Steven Pleshette Murphy stepped down as president and CEO in 2009.Maria Rodale, who assumed Murphy’s CEO duties at the time of his departure, had stated her intention to hire both a president and COO in July.Schulman [pictured] had been at Dow Jones for 13 years, most recently as president of corporate markets, before leaving in 2012 amidst a slew of executive changes at the company. Schulman was publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online early in his tenure with Dow Jones, returning the group to profitability by introducing new revenue streams and expanding its subscription model. Todd Larsen, now EVP and group president of Time Inc.’s news and sports group, was also part of last year’s executive shakeup at Dow Jones.Maria Rodale is expected to retain an “active” role as CEO, though it will focus on “broader strategic initiatives” within the company, while Schulman will be responsible for strategy and revenue growth. The COO search has been postponed for the time being.”When I took over as CEO four years ago, I had all aspects of the business reporting directly to me,” Rodale says. “The main purpose of [Schulman’s] role is to have all the brands reporting up to him. He’s really going to be running the brands on a day-to-day basis.””We’re at a place where the company is healthy,” she adds. “I’m not as concerned with the day-to-day operating of the brands. I’m more concerned about how we prepare for the future.”Rodale named several potential revenue-drivers the company could pursue moving forward—new content verticals, e-commerce and events were among them—but says they’re just investigating them at this point. A paid content model like the one Schulman helped pioneer at The Wall Street Journal is also in play, she says. Schulman joins Rodale as the company posted a 12-percent year-over-year increase in ad pages across brands in the first half of 2013.Among its larger titles, Men’s Health (up 24.8 percent), Women’s Health (up 26.9 percent) and Runner’s World (up 14.3 percent) each saw significant growth, per PIB. Its smaller magazines, including Runner’s World (up 0.5 percent) and Bicycling (down 1.9 percent) were relatively flat however. Overall, the company says its projecting record ad revenues for 2013.”Rodale has an inspiring mission, compelling content, an impressive customer base, and multiple distribution platforms,” Schulman says in a statement. “I’m thrilled to partner with Maria and the entire Rodale family, as well as its immensely talented brand leaders, to build upon the company’s legacy and its unprecedented success of the past year.” Schulman will officially begin on Oct. 28.last_img read more

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