The Touch West Be Active North West Championships are coming up soon in Broome (check out the story on the front page if you’re interested), so I thought I would encourage you all to have a look at Broome Touch Association’s website and check out how Touch operates in their region. BROOME TOUCH ASSOCIATION It might be State of Origin time in the NRL but the Touch Footy State of Origin is also heating up, with competition now under 3 months away! Touch Football Queensland staff are working heard to ensure the event will be huge come early August. TFA has signed on a new Personal Assistant to the CEO, with Jodie Taylor set to take up the position next week. She will also be handling all of the National Travel for TFA employees and technical personnel. We look forward to having you in the office Jodie! Remember, if you have any news for this weekly column, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Touch Football Queensland are calling for expressions of interest to host the Queensland Junior State Cup in 2007. For more info check out QLD JUNIOR STATE CUP INFO and then contact Gary Madders by Friday June 9 to register your affiliate’s interest. In other NSW news Hunter Sports High School won their inaugural All School State title at the Year 9/10 All Schools Final held in Wollongong recently. They claimed victory in the Girls competition with an exciting 2-1 victory in overtime, against Gosford High School. The Boys competition was won by Patrician Brothers Blacktown, also with an overtime victory 5-4, against Hunter Sports High. Welcome to the latest edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, an edition full of the latest Touch Footy news and info from around Australia… If you’re heading to the 2006 NSW Country Championships make sure you check out the draw at www.nswtouch.com.au as there have been several changes to the original draft. Penrith Touch Association are holding a level 1, 2 and 3 referees course at their club house on June 17, check out the NSW Touch website for all of the details. The latest edition of Touch-e-Talk, TFA’s online newsletter, will be released at the end of next week. The June edition is going to be packed full of info on Touch Australia-wide, with some great stories and profiles in the middle of being written. World Cup fever is reaching new heights for soccer fans, but don’t be forgetting that the Touch Football World Cup is not that far away either. Being held in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town in South Africa, from January 17-20, the senior squads for the event are set to be named soon. Make sure you keep an eye on the TFA website for all of the news. In the TFA NRL tipping competition, Kiwi Mongrel has grabbed the lead, leaving us to ask the question… might there be a little bit of Trans Tasman rivalry in the NRL tipping competition? While welcoming a new employee, we are also saying goodbye to Jeff Dowsing from Touch Football Victoria. After several years with the association (including preparing and distributing 41 editions of their monthly newsletter TouchLines) he is moving on to Bowls Victoria in a marketing and development role. All the best Jeff, we wish you luck and thank you for all of your hard work. The competition is heating up in the TFA tipping competition, with ‘jjj’ still holding sway in the AFL competition, although ‘Tiger’ is hot on his heels. And in case you’re wondering, word on the street is that ‘Tiger’ is a TFA office member…the question is simply…which one???
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up prior to the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had a solid day at the NFL Combine today, but he did run the 40-yard-dash a bit slower than many expected. Winston clocked in at 4.97 seconds, leading many to poke fun at his weight, yet again. Porn star Mia Khalifa, a self-proclaimed Seminoles supporter, is even getting in on the fun.Khalifa posted a humorous meme of Winston mid-sprint, and suggested that he’d have run much faster if he were seeking out her “new scene.” What a time to be alive.What my BFF sends me @JamezRave pic.twitter.com/uvsjfSLCsv— Mia Khalifa (@miakhalifa) February 21, 2015
VANCOUVER – The largest suppliers of Loblaw Companies Ltd. will have to pay a new handling fee, the company said.Suppliers using Loblaw’s distribution centres will pay 0.79 per cent on the cost of goods they sell to the company, while those shipping directly to stores will pay 0.24 per cent, said spokesman Kevin Groh in an email, adding the fee doesn’t apply to the company’s small suppliers.“We have always had handling fees,” he said. “We have simply held them flat for nearly a decade, as we’ve invested billions to create a highly efficient supply chain.”Groh could not immediately provide information on existing fee rates, however said this fee is in addition to existing ones.“In the end, our company, suppliers and customers benefit from products making it to our shelves efficiently and consistently.”Players in the Canadian grocery industry often charge suppliers various fees. Suppliers may pay listing fees, for example, to have their product stocked.Loblaw started sending letters last week informing the suppliers who will have to pay the new fee, Groh said.The move could result in about $80 million in savings for the company, wrote BMO analyst Peter Sklar in a note sent to clients on Friday.In the short-term, the program could save $160-million before taxes, he said, but that’s unlikely in the long-term as vendor co-operation will wane. Suppliers will work hard to claw back the charge in future price negotiations, he said, and slash the expected savings in half.Loblaw can’t validate estimates, Groh said.Sklar said he found the letter “strongly worded, as it discourages suppliers from discussing the new fee with Loblaw merchants.” He believes that’s an attempt to minimize suppliers’ negotiating abilities.“While these types of ‘asks’ can improve Loblaw’s earnings in the short term, our concern is that longer-term relationships with, and innovations by, suppliers could be impaired,” he said.Groh said suppliers can continue to discuss merchandising strategies with the company’s merchants.The move comes shortly after the company announced it would lay off 500 office workers, including various executives, earlier this month. At the time, Groh said the grocery industry faces a variety of pressures, but the layoffs aren’t a response to a single one, including a rising minimum wage.Grocers are grappling with rising minimum wage laws in certain provinces, and pressure from discount retailers and Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods.Loblaw has sent at least one other letter similar to this to suppliers in the past.In July 2016, the company told suppliers it will apply an automatic 1.45 per cent price deduction on all shipments it receives beginning Sept. 4. It also said the grocer would reject any future cost increases from suppliers, unless they are related to higher input costs.The Competition Bureau is investigating Loblaw programs, agreements and conduct related to pricing strategies and programs with suppliers.The investigation started with a review of Loblaw’s proposed acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart in 2014. While the bureau reached a consent agreement with Loblaw that required it to sell certain stores and imposed some restrictions, the bureau continued to investigate its supplier practices.The bureau is also separately investigating allegations of price fixing in the bread aisles of major grocer’s, including Loblaw, Sobey’s Inc., Metro Inc. and others who have said they are co-operating with the investigation.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.
Speaking to reporters earlier today outside Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Trudeau said starting the Liberal campaign in B.C. felt right in 2015 and feels right again in 2019.He says his decision to launch from Vancouver four years ago instead of Ottawa was criticized by some as a terrible mistake — but that his party eventually showed that campaigns happen across the country.Trudeau also capped off his 2015 campaign with a rally in North Vancouver, an area where his mother grew up and that his grandfather, James Sinclair, represented for 18 years as a Liberal MP.The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is kicking off his election campaign in his second home of British Columbia, just like he did in 2015.Four years ago, Trudeau was on a plane headed for Vancouver when then-prime minister Stephen Harper asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament.Trudeau will headline another West Coast campaign launch this evening in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway, a seat held by the New Democrats for over a decade.
Washington: India and the United States have asked Islamabad to “meaningfully address” the international community’s concerns on terrorism, including that emanating from across the border from Pakistan. The concern was raised in an statement by the Indian Embassy here after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and his American counterpart Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale held Foreign Office Consultations here at the State Department, nearly a month after the Pulwama terror attack. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping “Both sides called on Pakistan to meaningfully address the concerns of the international community on terrorism, including cross-border terrorism,” the statement said. Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after a suicide bomber of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. India has provided a dossier to Pakistan, detailing the role of JeM in the Pulwama terror attack. India has also said that Pakistan has failed to take any credible action against JeM and other terrorist organisations, which continue to operate with impunity from Pakistan. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang On Monday, Gokhale called on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and they agreed that Pakistan must take “concerted action” to dismantle terrorist infrastructure and deny safe haven to all terror groups on its soil. Gokhale and Hale also reaffirming their commitment to the Indo-US Strategic Partnership and they reviewed the progress made since the first Ministerial 2+2 meeting held last September and discussed ways to further expand cooperation. While cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region formed an important part of their deliberations, they also discussed counterterrorism cooperation and a range of global and regional issues of mutual interest, including the current situation in Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, the State Department said in a readout of the meeting. “They affirmed the vitality of the US-India strategic partnership and the importance of joint leadership to strengthen the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region,” the State Department said, amidst China increasingly flexing its muscles in the region. The Indo-Pacific is a biogeographic region, comprising the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, including the South China Sea. Beijing asserts nearly all of the South China Sea as its territory, while Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim parts. During the meeting, Gokhale and Hale affirmed their support for increased cooperation to include advancing initiatives undertaken as part of the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue process. “Recognising that the US and India share complementary visions for the Indo-Pacific, they agreed to deepen cooperation toward their joint goals in the region, including in conjunction with other Indo-Pacific partners,” the State Department said. According to the Indian Embassy, Gokhale and Hale exchanged views on building convergence in the Indo-Pacific and agreed to work with each other and regional partners to promote inclusivity, stability, peace and prosperity in the region.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have arrested two persons and apprehended a juvenile in the murder case in Krishna Nagar area. The law enforcement agency said that business rivalry in scrap dealing was the reason behind the killing. Police identified the accused as Rizwan (26), Mohsin alias Abrar (34) and one juvenile. They were nabbed from East Delhi area on March 9. On further interrogation, the apprehended Child in Conflict with Law (CCL) was also found to be involved in another murder case, in which he had shot Hakimuddin, a cluster bus conductor in front of his five-year-old son. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police ( Crime) Joy Tirkey said that during the interrogation of accused it has been revealed earlier that Abrar is the key witness in the murder of one Zafar. “One Sarfaraj was threatening Abrar through Rihan, who is a parole jumper to be hostile in court in this case,” said DCP Crime. For this Abrar along with his associates hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Sarfaraj. On April 5, Abrar along with Rizwan, Salman, and one CCL checked the route of Sarfaraj and in the evening while he was coming back from the stadium on his motorcycle they chased him. “While Sarfaraj reached near Kanti Nagar, Rizwaan fired upon Sarfaraj which hits on his back and he felt from his bike. After this Abrar and Rizwan indiscriminately fired upon him from their weapons and left the spot,” said DCP Crime.
Women’s soccer coach Lori Walker, who is in her 18th season with the Buckeyes, picked up her 200th OSU win Sept. 12 against Indiana. Walker is winningest coach in program history.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsIn her 18th season with the Ohio State women’s soccer team, coach Lori Walker joked that her hip hurts. Through 366 games with the Buckeyes, she’s stood for nearly 23 days, a price she’s had to pay for 200 wins.“It’s humbling,” Walker said. “When you hit a milestone like that, you stop and you reflect and you think about all the people who have helped you along the way.”Following the Buckeyes 2-1 overtime win against Indiana last Friday, Walker reached the 200-win plateau and continued her ascendance as OSU’s winningest coach in program history.Former Buckeye assistant coach Greg Miller discussed Walker’s humility as one of many reasons for her success.Miller, who became the University of Pittsburgh women’s soccer coach in 2012, said hiring coaches with different backgrounds and ideas has been a staple in Walker’s regime.“Over the years (Walker’s) done a great job of surrounding herself with people that offset some of the things that maybe she’s not so strong in,” Miller said. “She’s always been very smart about that.”Walker hasn’t shown too many weaknesses en route to a 200-135-31 record with the Buckeyes. Through the past 17 years, she has guided OSU to nine NCAA tournament appearances, having clinched a postseason berth in each of the past five seasons.Despite her years of experience, she still frequents coaching seminars where she works to stay up-to-date with the game’s latest trends and technologies.Requiring her team to wear heart-rate monitors is Walker’s latest scheme. The technology allows the coaching staff to gauge players’ work rates and recovery times, assistant coach Nick Flohre said.Walker also works to see the game from different viewpoints, a process that began when she was a 24-year-old coach at the University of Kansas.“I recognized if I wanted to stay in this profession and be a lifer then I really had to study the game,” she said.When studying the game became dull, Walker said she turned to work as a television analyst for Olympic and FIFA Women’s World Cup matches to rekindle her interest.“I got to a point where I was a little bored and stagnant in my coaching,” Walker said. “Broadcast was a wonderful way for me to study the game at a different level.”But while she works to incorporate new methods to her coaching, she has remained grounded in one of her core coaching principles.“She doesn’t sugarcoat anything,” junior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker said. “She wants everyone to be the best they can possibly be, so she demands a lot out of us and keeps the standard really high.”Walker’s connection with her players might be best explained through a story Miller recounted from his time with the Buckeyes.In a team meeting during the 2010 season, Walker confided to her team that they were going to the College Cup. Walker’s players countered her claim with a dumbfounded response, only to be surprised when their coach’s assertion proved correct.The College Cup, which is the equivalent of the NCAA tournament in basketball also includes 64 teams.Walker’s confidence in her program has not waned since then, and according to her players, neither has her expectation of success.Justification for the high standards expected from OSU can be found in Walker’s many accomplishments. She was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2010 and has helped OSU to three Big Ten championships.Given Walker’s success, there’s no room for uncertainty on her teams.“We don’t have time for doubt in college sports,” Walker said. “(Players) only get 3 1/2 (years) to be excellent and (coaches) have to try to get them there as fast as we can.”Before coaching, Walker made the most of her time at the University of North Carolina as a goalkeeper on four national championship teams.Immediately following her playing career, Walker began developing her relentless approach to coaching.Walker spent two years as the first women’s soccer coach at the University of Kansas and three seasons as an assistant under former U.S. Women’s National Team coach April Heinrichs at the University of Maryland.“That was a critical time to my development,” Walker said of her time with the Terrapins. “(Heinrichs) was a great mentor for me.”Both stops presented different challenges. With the Jayhawks, Walker was a young coach in a brand new program. Prior to that, at Maryland, Walker was responsible for coaching a 21-year-old goalkeeper, as a 21-year-old assistant coach.As she ages, Walker said she now must work harder to keep personal relationships with her players. The key is listening, she said.Walker is the first to respond to players with personal issues, Flohre said.“Off the field, she truly cares about us as people and our development as women,” McVicker said. “She genuinely cares about us.”Walker’s love for the job doesn’t seem to be slowing. While reflecting on her milestone, she digressed to ponder the idea of her 300th win.That mark may be down the road, but if that day comes, Walker will probably still be on her feet for it.Correction: Sept. 18, 2014An earlier version of this article stated Jillian McVicker said Lori Walker is the first to respond to personal issues, when in fact, Nick Flohre said that.
Zinedine Zidane is certain that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar would be able to play together at Real Madrid if the Brazilian is to join them in the summerDespite having only completed a world-record move of €222million from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last summer, Neymar has been strongly linked with a move to the Spanish capital after reports had emerged earlier this year that he was unhappy and wished to return to La Liga for next season.However, Neymar had a superb first season in French football with the forward scoring 28 goals in his 30 appearances before sustaining a metatarsal injury against Marseille in late February.While reluctant to discuss the speculation linking Neymar with the defending European champions, Zidane did reveal that he is certain that the 26-year-old would be able to play well alongside Ronaldo.“At the moment, all I can tell you is I’m worried about what’s coming up,” said the French coach, according to SportsKeeda.“After the final, we’ll talk with the club about next year and what changes will be made. But I can’t talk about anything like that [Neymar] at the moment.”Zidane added: “Good player are always compatible,”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I remember one year they said I wasn’t compatible to play with Djorkaeff. We won the World Cup together.“So good players can always play together. On the pitch, there is a chemistry.”However, the Real boss admitted he is currently uncertain if the club board are negotiating with PSG for a summer move.“I don’t know if we are negotiating for Neymar. What’s worrying us is what is going on at the moment,” said Zidane.“I haven’t asked Neymar personally because I don’t get involved in these things. We have to finish this season, the rest will come after.”Real will face Celta Vigo on Saturday in La Liga for their final home game of the season.
After all the saga with Nabil Fekir’s alleged departure to Liverpool, it may be nearing an end – the Lyon star has successfully passed a medical while at France’s pre-World Cup training camp.On Friday, Lyon, his current club, issued a statement, claiming all reports of his departure from the club are false mostly due to Fekir’s knee injury and the financial side of the deal.However, Noel Le Graet, president of the French Football Federation, has shared that this is nearing an end now.“He’s in the middle of negotiations and I think it’s done,” Le Graet said, according to Sportskeeda.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I spent 15 minutes with him this morning [Saturday], and he’s only concerned with the France team. He’s in good spirits.”“He passed his medical in Clairefontaine. That’s logical, we’ve done it for other players.”“It would be better for him [to complete the transfer], but he’s not perturbed,” Le Graet went on to add.
The truck drove off. Witnesses told police Hoffman was struck by a green three-quarter-ton pickup. Police tracked the pickup to a home and took Ero Walli, of Homer, into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Valdez woman died after she was struck by a pickup as she stood outside the Boardroom Bar, in Valdez, on Sunday. Emergency medical responders attempted life-saving procedures on Hoffman and rushed her to Providence Valdez Hospital. She was pronounced dead about an hour later. Chellsie Hoffman, 31, was struck at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday as she stood outside the Boardroom Bar. Police say Walli took a breath test that showed his blood alcohol content nearly four times over the legal limit for driving.