2014 Queensland Junior State Championships Results

first_imgCongratulations to all of the winners from the 2014 Queensland Touch Football Junior State Championships in Palm Beach. 12’s Girls South Queensland 5 defeated Brisbane City 3Player of Series – Francesca MacDonald (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Francesca MacDonald (South Queensland)12’s Boys South Queensland 6 defeated Sunshine Coast 4Player of the Series – Jaymon Bob (Central Queensland)Player of the Final – Flyn Groth (South Queensland)14’s Girls South Queensland 8 defeated South West Queensland 1Player of the Series – Laura Jane Cashman (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Laura Jane Cashman (South Queensland)14’s Boys South Queensland 12 defeated Brisbane City 6Player of the Series – Jordan Andrew (Brisbane City)Player of the Final – Jakob Hall (South Queensland)16’s Girls South Queensland 6 defeated North Queensland 5Player of the Series – Kiara Taylor (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Tahlulah Tillett (North Queensland)16’s BoysSouth Queensland 7 defeated Central Queensland 5Player of the Series – Hayden Moffat (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Hayden Moffat (South Queensland)Congratulations to South Queensland who for the first time won all six divisions. In doing so they retained the Shuker/Williams Regional Championship Trophy.For more results from the 2014 Queensland State Championships, please visit the Queensland Touch Football website – www.qldtouch.com.au. Related Links2014 QLDJSC resultslast_img read more

10 months agoBurnley boss Sean Dyche: We need to buy in January

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Sean Dyche: We need to buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche admits he wants to buy in January.Dyche said the club were actively looking to add in January.”We are but it is tough,” Dyche said. “We are looking to build a system and a model that is not just for this window but works in a longer period for the club.”There is no immediate pressure on him (football chief Mike Rigg) but it is helpful if he can add something to what we already do and if there is something out there that we think we can move on then we will do.”It’s not throwing money at every situation. It is finding the right situations for now, and there needs to be a competitive element for now quite obviously because we’ve got to get wins, but also the next layer of player and the next development of player.”There’s a lot of boxes need ticking to make sure they are the right players for this club and that makes it difficult but that’s the challenge we’ve been doing for the last six or so years.” last_img read more

Big plans in the works for Rideau Hall as Trudeau gets set

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA — The plans may not be akin to a coronation, but Wednesday’s swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa is moving in that direction.Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau is expected to arrive at the Governor General’s official residence in a bus along with an up to 30-member cabinet for the swearing-in ceremony.While the event is normally attended by an army of media, the public are openly being invited to attend the proceedings which will be broadcast on two outdoor screens on the grounds of Rideau Hall.Members of the public who do wish to attend are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear and a map of where to go can be found here: Rideau Hall According to Doug Cuthand in an article for APTN National News, First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples should pay special attention to this day.What roles could Aboriginal MPs play as they head to Ottawa At least two Indigenous Liberal MPs may have been chosen to join the new cabinet, according to a recent report.Jody Wilson-Raybould, a former regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations and Crown prosecutor, and Hunter Tootoo, a former speaker in the Nunavut legislator, are expected to be handed cabinet portfolios.Two other Indigneous MPs are also expected to play a role in the Liberal government.Robert-Falcon Ouellette, who ran for mayor of Winnipeg but ended up knocking off NDP veteran Pat Martin and Yvonne Jones, who beat former Innu Conservative cabinet minister Peter Penashue in [email protected]@aptnnewslast_img read more

Metro says Ontario automated distribution centres unrelated to minimum wage hikes

first_imgMONTREAL – Grocery store chain Metro Inc. says the construction of its first automated distribution centres are unrelated to its efforts to offset added costs from Ontario’s rising minimum wage.The Montreal-based company said it will eliminate about 280 jobs starting in 2021 as part of a $400-million overhaul of its Ontario distribution network.The company said the move to modernize and automate its network will mean the loss of about 180 full-time and 100 part-time positions.“In our industry we’re always looking at ways to become more efficient to lower pricing, but we have been talking about this for three years since I joined the company and well before anybody said anything about minimum wage,” Carmen Fortino, division head at Metro Ontario, said.The announcement follows comments by Metro (TSX:MRU) in August that it would study automation as it looked to cut costs in the face of the Ontario government’s plan to raise the minimum wage next year.Metro has six distribution centres in Ontario including four in Toronto and two in Ottawa that employ a total of more than 1,500 workers.It said the existing Ontario distribution network dates back to the 1960s and no longer meets the needs of its business.“We see a lot of opportunities in the province and we wanted to make sure that we were going to be in a position to be able to grow but support our stores in a cost-efficient manner and add some flexibility to the way that we service our stores,” Fortino said.The company plans to modernize the operations in Toronto between 2018 and 2023 by building a new fresh distribution facility and a new frozen distribution centre. The old fresh food warehouse will close and be dismantled while the frozen space will be used for non-perishable groceries.Metro has no immediate plans to automate its six distribution centres in Quebec, including the latest built five years ago in Laval.However, further upgrades in other Ontario centres are eventually possible, said Fortino.“Technology changes so quickly I think you have to keep an open mind to everything.”He said the existing Ontario network built up through a series of acquisitions no longer has the capacity and technology to meet the needs from a proliferation of products, including ones that serve ethnic communities.Fortino said the goal is to supply stores with better on-time deliveries, offer more different types of products and use systems that keep produce fresher, while also reducing costs that hopefully can be passed on to customers.“The whole experience for a customer should improve,” he added.Metro looked at automated systems around the world, including the latest technology in Europe, before settling on a system supplied by Witron, a German-based company described as a worldwide leader in order-picking systems for retail and industry.Although Metro faces competitors with automated distribution centres, Metro is just entering the field.With technology changing so rapidly, Fortino said he’s happy that the company has taken the time to study its options.Before the new facilities are built, however, the company will acquire a modern automated facility in Varennes, Que., with the closure of its purchase of pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group. (TSX:PJC.A)Irene Nattel of RBC Capital Markets said the modernization of Metro’s distribution network is consistent with the company’s “measured and methodical approach to improving efficiencies in the business.”last_img read more

Warners leadership skills are unmatched VVS

first_imgHyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman is delighted to have David Warner back in the mix as his “unmatched leadership skill” is a big plus for the franchise. While Kane Williamson will once again be leading the side, Warner’s inputs and influence on the team members makes him an important part of the leadership group. Warner along with Steve Smith are returning from their year-long ban for their involvement in ball tampering scandal in South Africa. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”There is a big difference, because he (Warner) is a world class player. For us as a franchise we are so proud of what he has achieved for Sunrisers. “He is not only a premier match-winner but his leadership skills are also unmatched,” Laxman waxed eloquent about Warner during a media conference. “The kind of role he played in the development of lot of youngsters in the franchise. He is setting example with his work ethics and the kind of preparation he does before every match,” Laxman told reporters at an event here. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSRH head coach Tom Moody feels that the prolonged absence will not have an impact on his performance. “David Warner’s frame of mind I think is positive one. Certainly, through my communication with David has all been a positive one. When you are a world class player and you got an unquenchable thirst to succeed. When game of cricket is taken from you and once it is handed back, you need to do lot of catching up and David will be determined to the best,” Moody said. On Warner, who was awarded 12-month ball tampering suspension, Laxman said: “Personally for me, it was very unfortunate what happened at Cape Town. I feel that the kind of punishment which he got was not right.” On Kane Williamson, who will once again lead Sunrisers, Moody said: “We all know that Kane Williamson is not only an outstanding player in all formats of the game but he is also a highly respected international leader.” “He stepped up last year and did a wonderful performance not only as a captain, but as a top order player. We have no question in his ability with the bat. He is a wonderful player. We got a side that boasts of lot of leadership and that’s the strength of any squad that is going to be successful. It is not just dependent on one leader alone. Laxman is hopeful that new additions like New Zealander Martin Guptill and Englishman Jonny Bairstow strengthens the squad along with India regular Vijay Shankar, former U-19 World Cupper Abhishek Sharma and India A left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem in the mix. SRH bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan said SRH has got very good bowling attack headed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and this year with addition of Nadeem and Abhishek, the spin attack will be little bit strengthened. “And then also we got ‘the’ bowler–Rashid Khan. We got the bowlers who can take wickets. “I think this year will be better than last year because we got balance between spin and fast bowlers. Last year we struggled a bit in spin bowling but this year the balance is right,” Muralitharan added.last_img read more

Mens lacrosse No 9 Buckeyes top No 11 Johns Hopkins for first

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team huddles before its 8-7 win over University of Massachusetts on Feb. 18. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team found a way Sunday night against No. 11 Johns Hopkins, defeating the Blue Jays 13-9.The Buckeyes (10-2, 1-1 Big Ten) leading scorer was OSU sophomore attack Jack Jasinski with four goals. OSU senior midfielder Johnny Pearson and redshirt freshman Lukas Buckley added two goals apiece.“I think the men did a nice job of hunkering down on the offensive end,” said OSU coach Nick Myers. “We knew the goals were going to come for us eventually.  I thought coach Ross did a good job with preparing the men this week and we were happy to come out with a win.”OSU trailed 5-3 after the first quarter, but the Buckeyes outscored Johns Hopkins 6-2 in the middle quarters to put them over the top.“During halftime coach told us we gotta settle down,” Jasinski said. “I ended putting the ball in the net a bunch of times.”The Buckeyes struck the first goal of the game in the first period. OSU midfielder Collin Chell made the first goal for the Buckeyes.  Minutes later John Hopkins junior midfielder Joel Tinney scored his first goal of the day tying the game 1-1.  With 8:13 remaining in the first quarter, John Hopkins Joel Tinney scored to put the Blue Jays back on top 2-1, but OSU midfielder John Withers answered just five seconds later tying the game at 2.In the first five minutes of the second quarter, OSU tacked on three goals — two with an extra man — which seemed to grab momentum along with a 6-5 lead. However, junior defender Brendan Barger and sophomore defender Matt Borges committed penalties in the later stages of the quarter and the Blue Jays took advantage of those opportunities with two goals. John Hopkins led 6-5 heading into the half.In total, there were six penalties committed in the quarter.“We felt like there was a sense of urgency,” Myers said. “We felt like we need to get back into this Big Ten race. I think the guys were pretty frustrated in how they did last weekend. And when we got back home we just got back to work.”In the third, that sense of urgency showed.Redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey came up with two crucial saves while senior attack Eric Fannell and Buckley provided the offense with three goals.OSU’s leading goal scorer freshman midfielder Tre LeClaire scored early in the fourth quarter, extending the Buckeyes lead to 10-7.After John Hopkins Shack Stanwick scored cut into the OSU lead, Jasinski netted two goals past Blue Jays goalie Brock Turnbaugh to seal the Buckeyes’ first Big Ten win of the season. The victory snapped a two game losing streak. Next week OSU will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to play the Michigan Wolverines. read more

Hughes claimed that Manchester City have to prove themselves

first_imgMark Hughes’ Southampton are about to face Manchester City in their final game of the season and the coach insisted that his upcoming opponents still haven’t got quite a name in Europe as Manchester United or Real Madrid do.The Citizens managed to win the Premier League with a huge point difference but they failed to make it further in the Champions League than just to the quarterfinals – and Mark Hughes insisted that they will have to prove themselves there.The experienced Welsh coach spoke about City’s position as he said, according to Daily Mail:norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“It is still early days for them in terms of their standing in European and world football.”“The name of Man City does not resonate like the Real Madrid’s, Barcelona’s and Man United’s of this world, yet.”“I say “yet” because if they continue in the same vein and have the resources to go into the market like they have done in recent times, then clearly they will become a huge power in world football.”last_img read more

Mina talks for the first time after Everton transfer

first_imgThe Colombian defender says is important that his club wants to fight for something valuable this seasonColombia National Team footballer Yerry Mina moved from Barcelona to Everton this Thursday.And he’s already talking what to expect from him and his club in the 2018-2019 Premier League season.“It is important that the club want to fight for something,” Mina told Everton TV as reported by Sky Sports News.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“This is why I am here. I have watched the Premier League for a long time. It is the best league in the world,” he added.The defender commented that “this is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here.”“I know about Everton’s players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team.”“I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful. I am also determined to do my best for Everton.”last_img read more

Spurs to activate Toby Alderwierelds oneyear extension clause

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed they will activate a one-year extension clause in defender Toby Alderweireld’s contractThe Belgian centre-back, who has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United, would have been free to discuss a pre-contract agreement in January with a foreign club.But Spurs will extend his expiring deal by another 12 months with a reported £25m to be activated for the summer transfer window.“Yes, for sure,” said Pochettino on Football London, when asked if Spurs will trigger Alderweireld’s clause.“It is obvious. It is the same situation as Jan (Vertonghen).”After making no signings in the summer, Pochettino suggested that Spurs may go next month without making a new addition to their squad again.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I told you before, we’re always open but it’s going to be difficult – maybe not impossible but difficult, yes,” he said.Although the Argentine did confirm that he has held regular talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchin over bringing in new players.“Yes maybe every day we talk but it depends on if players are going to leave, and to have space to sign players,” said Pochettino.“It depends on players out and then we’re going to see if we can add some quality to help the team.“But I think it’s not going to be easy to add players in January. For sure it’s going to be tough to add.Spurs beat Bournemouth 5-0 at Wembley on Wednesday to move up to second in the Premier League.last_img read more

Spiritual and solemn scene at Parliament Opening

first_img Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Related Items:bahamas, free nationaL MOVEMENT, Magnetic Media News, Opening of Parliament Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas May 24, 2017 While newly appointed senators and other government officials were guided by spirituality and solemnity during the Opening of Parliament today, members of the public were jubilant. As Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling read the Speech from the Throne outlining the policies of the newly elected Free National Movement (FNM), many in the audience cheered and applauded. While Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and others made their way to the ceremony, there was much hand-shaking and happy interaction with supporters.The message from the FNM was one of serious change as many new initiatives were proposed. The message was also a spiritual one as the church was called to play a meaningful role in government and in helping young people. Seriousness and spirituality were also emphasized in the remarks of Nassau Village MP Halson Moultrie, who was elected Speaker of the House. Moultrie called for punctuality, respect of office and took time out to give special recognition to those members of parliament who are ordained. He reminded the government of the  spiritual values in the constitution and asked that they be courteous to each other during debating.#MagneticMediaNews#OpeningofParliament Recommended for you Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowlast_img read more