Australian Teams Ready For Trans Tasman Battle

first_imgAfter wins in the Open’s and Youth Trans Tasman Series over the past 18 months, it’s now the Masters turn when they take on New Zealand from Friday, 11 until Sunday, 13 June at Queens Park. Five divisions will be contested in the three game series, with the following divisions to be played: Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s and Men’s 50’s.The Australian players arrived in Townsville on Wednesday and will compete in some practice matches against local sides on Wednesday night. At 6.30pm the Australian Men’s 45’s team will take on the Thuringowa Men’s 27’s side and the Australian Men’s 40’s will play the Townsville Men’s 40’s side. At 7.30pm the Australian Men’s 50’s side will play the Townsville Men’s 50’s team, while the Australian Women’s 30’s will play the Townsville Women’s Open team. The Australian Men’s 30’s will take on Thuringowa’s Men’s Open side at 8.30pm. Thursday will see the final touches put on all the team’s preparations, before an official welcome and opening function will be held on Thursday night, with the series beginning on Friday night. 2010 marks 25 years since the first Trans Tasman Series was played in Melbourne in 1985. Touch Football Australia Chief Executive, Colm Maguire, says that it’s a great time to reflect on Australia’s achievements. “The recommencement of the Masters Trans Tasman Series is a great opportunity for long time servants of the game to represent their country and it will complete the final link in the pathway at the Trans Tasman level which we have recently established,” Maguire said. November 1991 was the last time that Masters players had the chance to play a Trans Tasman. Australia and New Zealand Masters teams last competed against each other in the 2007 World Cup against New Zealand, but haven’t played in a Trans Tasman Series for almost 19 years.  Given the time frame since the last time the teams met, TFA High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, is unsure what to expect from New Zealand, but is confident of Australia’s chances. “We haven’t played them in most senior divisions for quite some time now, but as always they are very tough and determined whenever they play us,” Grant said. The Trans Tasman Series is being played in conjunction with the 2010 North Queensland Championships, which will be contested on Saturday, 12 and Sunday, 13 June. Game one will be played on Friday night, with game two held on Saturday and the final game of the series played on Sunday.Game 1 – Friday, 11 June 2010 5.00pm – Men’s 50’s 6.05pm – Men’s 45’s 7.10pm – Women’s 30’s 8.15pm – Men’s 40’s 9.10pm – Men’s 30’s Game 2 – Saturday, 12 June 2010 10.30am – Men’s 50’s 11.30am – Men’s 45’s 12.30pm – Women’s 30’s 1.30pm – Men’s 40’s 2.30pm – Men’s 30’s Game 3 – Sunday, 13 June 2010 9.15am – Men’s 50’s 10.15am – Men’s 45’s 11.15am – Women’s 30’s 2.00pm – Men’s 40’s 4.00pm – Men’s 30’sTo keep up to date with all of the latest news and results for the 2010 Masters Trans Tasman Test Series, please visit the Trans Tasman website: read more

Wednesday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (2/18/15)

first_imgBraxton Miller running with the football for Ohio State.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Wide receiver Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to run the ball in the first quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images) Twitter/@BigJah15Twitter/@BigJah15Here’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours.1. Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota are planning to throw at the NFL combine.2. Duke’s freshman center Jahlil Okafor believes in mermaids and Bigfoot.3. Louisville Cardinals’ guard Chris Jones is suspended for their game vs. Syracuse tonight.4. Kentucky’s John Calipari took a picture with Dick Vitale and Seth Greenberg and tweeted “three fired coaches.” 5. It was reported Georgia’s new indoor football practice facility will cost approximately $30 million.  6. New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick visited the Indianna Hoosiers yesterday.7. Draymond Green and Nik Stauskas agreed on a wager for last night’s Michigan State vs. Michigan basketball game. 8. Former Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard tweeted and quoted Sooners’ coach Bob Stoops’ advice on domestic violence. 9. Five-star quarterback Shea Patterson committed to Ole Miss over LSU and USC. 10. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett posted pictures of the screws he recently had removed from his ankle. Video of the Day: Kentucky’s Devin Booker Asked About the Tennessee Cheerleader He Ran IntoTweet of the Day: Oklahoma’s James Fraschilla Had A Funny Response When His Dad Posted A Baby Picture Of His On Twitterwelp. RT @franfraschilla: This guy @jamesfraschilla now a senior at Oklahoma.— James Fraschilla (@jamesfraschilla) February 17, 2015 Girlfriend of the Day: Nik Stauskas isn’t at Michigan anymore, but he and the lovely Taylor Anderson attended last night’s gameNik Stauskas back in the house— Bryan Fuller (@FullOfTwitt) February 18, 2015Check Out Tuesday’s Cheat Sheetlast_img read more


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Fort St John man dies at bridge construction site

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A construction worker was fatally injured at a bridge construction worksite last week north of Fort St. John.According to WorkSafeBC, the incident took place on March 29 at approximately 1:30 p.m.At this time, WorkSafeBC believes that the cause of death may have been contributed to the worker falling from a height. An investigation is currently on-going.Through social media, friends have identified the worker as Derek Tompkins of Fort St. John.Tompkins leaves behind a wife and three young daughters.A GoFundMe Account has been set up to support the family at this difficult time.In less than a day, the Account has raised over $21,000 of the $10,000 goal.The GoFundMe Account can be found here.last_img

Exclusion from NRC will not affect voting rights for LS polls: ECI to SC

first_imgNew Delhi: Allaying the fears of over 40 lakh persons whose names were not included in the draft Assam NRC, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that exclusion will not affect their voting rights in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls provided their names feature in the electoral rolls. The top court asked the ECI to clarify what action it will take if a person’s name is not included in the final Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be published on July 31, but it features in the electoral rolls. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Depak Gupta and Sanjiv Khana asked the ECI to provide it the data by March 28 about the addition and deletion of names from voters’ list as revised in January for 2017, 2018 and 2019. At the outset, the bench asked the ECI secretary, who had been summoned by the court, what will be the status of the persons whose names do not feature in the draft NRC but feature in the electoral rolls. On March 8, the apex court had asked the poll panel secretary to appear before it for Tuesday’s hearing in connection with a PIL alleging that several categories of persons in Assam have been deprived of voting rights ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty The secretary replied that exclusion will not have any bearing on the voting rights of such individuals. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the ECI, said it had already been stated this in 2014. He pointed out that the court should not entertain this petition filed by Gopal Seth and Susanta Sen, residents of Assam, as contrary to their claims, their names were never deleted from the electoral rolls in the past three years. Any observation from the court in this kind of petition would amount to huge adverse publicity for the ECI as if it were doing something wrong, Singh said. The bench said it would further hear the matter on March 28. The apex court had sought personal appearance of the ECI secretary as despite a notice being issued on February 1, no one had appeared to represent the poll panel. The PIL alleged that a category of persons whose names were deleted from the voter list included some whose names appeared in the draft NRC published on July 30, 2018. The petition claimed these people had voted in the last Lok Sabha election held in 2014. The plea also submitted that there was a second category of people whose names were not included in the complete draft NRC, but they subsequently filed claims for inclusion of their names in it. They had voted in the previous Lok Sabha elections and were waiting for inclusion of their names in the voters’ list. The third category of people included those who have been declared as foreigners by the foreigners’ tribunal as well as the Guwahati High Court. The court’s order was stayed by the apex court. The fourth category of people comprised those who had already been declared foreigners by the foreigners’ tribunal and such declarations were set aside by the apex court. However, their names have been deleted from the voters’ list pursuant to the order of the foreigners’ tribunal, the petition said. According to the petition, the fifth category is of people whose names have not been included in the draft NRC, but other members of their families, including parents, have been included in the NRC and they have filed their claims for the inclusion of their names. “The above mentioned five categories of people whose names have not been included in the voters’ list are going to be deprived of their constitutional as well as statutory rights to vote in the forthcoming Lok Sabha election to be held in April 2019,” the petition said.last_img read more

African national thrashed by locals after he manhandles traffic cop

first_imgNew Delhi: Police booked an African national for allegedly manhandling a traffic policeman at Dwarka Mor on Monday morning after a video went viral which shows the African holding and beating a traffic constable while he is being punched and kicked by a mob that tries to free the policeman from his grip. The African is seen being hit by helmet by the public while he keeps holding the policeman with both his arms.According to police, the scuffle broke at around 10:45 am on Monday when three traffic policemen –constable Ajay, constable Gaurav and ASI Omprakash stopped the African national who was riding a Scooty without a helmet. When constable Ajay asked him for his Scooty papers, he tried to drive away. When the three policemen tried to stop him, he started punching constable Ajay. As the onlookers gathered to see the African beating the policemen, some tried to intervene, However, soon the fight took an ugly turn as the public too joined in with some punching and kicking the African in an attempt to free the policeman. In the scuffle, both the policeman and the African national received injuries. The viral video which is doing rounds on social media shows some people even hitting the African with a helmet repeatedly on his head. “We have filed a case against the African, who according to our knowledge is from Nigeria and is here in India from 3 to 4 months. His name is Zammy alias Prince and we are investigating his purpose of stay in India. His passport is also being verified,” said a police officer. The Delhi Police has booked the African national under IPC sections 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public duty) 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty). The police said that though the arrest has not been made in the case, but a proper investigation in the matter is being conducted and sections would be added as the charges come up.last_img read more

AAP candidates to file nominations today, Chadha holds rally in S Delhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: The six remaining candidates of Aam Aadmi Party will file their nominations on Monday, senior party leader Gopal Rai said. Meanwhile, AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha on Sunday held a rally named ‘Gundaraj Mukti Yatra’ with over 11000 bikes and 800 cars.”We postponed the filing of nominations of AAP candidates but now all our six candidates in Delhi will file their nominations on Monday and we will also launch a ‘Pol-Khol Abhiyan’ against the Congress,” said Rai. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe AAP had announced seven candidates in the national capital and party’s west Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar filed his nomination papers on Thursday. The other six candidates who will file their nominations on Monday are Chandni Chowk candidate Pankaj Gupta, East Delhi candidate Atishi, North West Delhi candidate Gugan Singh, South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha, North East candidate Dilip Pandey and New Delhi candidate Brajesh Goel. Meanwhile, Raghav Chadha held nomination rally in South Delhi led by Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe rally started from one end of South Delhi at Palam MLA Bhawna Gaur’s office and continued all the way till the other end of South Delhi Parliamentary constituency in Tughalakabad. The roadshow passed through Palam, Bijwasan, Mehrauli, Chhattarpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Sangam Vihar, Deoli, Kalkaji and finally, concluded in Tughlakabad. Raghav Chadha said, “BJP leaders in South Delhi have used the politics of fear and intimidation for years. The public of South Delhi is scared to go to their MP with their problems. People are disappointed with BJP leaders because of their abusive and brash behaviour.” He further added that the people of South Delhi want to change. They want to elect an MP who will be answerable to them and understands their basic needs. This time, the candidate’s nature and character will play a huge role in determining who wins the Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Casual picture of King Mohammed VI in New York goes viral

first_imgNew York- A casual picture of King Mohammed VI, which was posted on social media on Tuesday, is going viral with several thousands of Moroccans sharing on Facebook and twitter.The picture shows King Mohammed VI in an apparel store with a Moroccan in New York. King Mohammed VI appears smiling besides a Moroccan who put his arm around the King’s neck.last_img

Lyon president brands Celtic chief executive a bulldog over Dembele talks

first_imgLyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has branded the Celtic chief executive a “bulldog” amid talks over a move for Moussa DembeleThe French striker was absent in Wednesday’s training session with Lyon representatives having arrived at Glasgow to begin talks over a transfer.But things do not seem to have progressed the way Aulas had hoped after labelling Celtic’s chief executive, Peter Lawwell, a “bulldog” for his apparent stubbornness.“I know the boss at Celtic well. He is basically like a bulldog who negotiates after yapping. Don’t tell him I said that,” said Aulas, in a press conference.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.Possibly fearing the consequences of what he had just said, Aulas quickly tried to cover up his comments by stating that Lawwell was his friend and “a great guy”.He added: “He will be vexed that I’ve said that. He’s a good friend, a great guy and very difficult in negotiations.”The European transfer window shuts on Friday at 11 pm.Aulas also confirmed that Lyon are in advanced talks with Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.last_img read more