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  • In The Spotlight – Daniel Rushworth

    first_imgIn the seventh edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Mixed Open player, Daniel Rushworth, speaks about what it means to be playing in the 2011 World Cup, and about his knowledge of Scotland. Name: Daniel RushworthNickname: RushyAge: 31Affiliate: Western SuburbsOccupation: Sport Manager – NSW Touch FootballPosition: LinkDebut for Australia: 1998 M18 (Youth Trans Tasman)/ 2005 Mixed Open All Nations NZCareer highlights so far: 2007 World Cup Men’s Open win over NZ.How you got involved in Touch Football: Through my school teacher Sue Dorrington, who was a former Australian Women’s Open player when I was in High School.Favourite player: Michael Jacono: small, agile, no nonsense kind of player, ready to always roll the sleeves up and dig in and do the hard yards. What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It means a great deal to me, it is always an honour to play in the green and gold and something I take great pride in and with the tight knit group we have the excitement is already running high. It also offers an opportunity to take care of some unfinished business, the last time I was a part of this team we had a golden opportunity to knock the Kiwis over in New Zealand at the All Nations in 2005 only for it to slip away in the final, so there is definitely some motivation there.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Tony Trad club coach at Western Suburbs and my Father.Favourite sporting moment: Steve Waugh’s last ball hundred at the SCG, a real career defining moment under extreme pressure.What do you know about Scotland: That the weather changes in minutes after being there last year around the same time the World Cup is this year, the people are extremely hospitable and are really interested to learn as much about our sport as possible. I think many of my teammates will be really surprised on what it has to offer.Any superstitions: None.Funniest Australian teammate: Benny Robinson never misses an opportunity.Favourite quote: “It’s science” Anchorman Ron Burgundy.Any travel plans for after World Cup: Heading to the Greek Islands followed by tour around the UK.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 47 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

  • 10 months agoNewcastle, Burnley move for Marseille forward Clinton N’Jie

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle, Burnley move for Marseille forward Clinton N’Jieby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarseille forward Clinton N’Jie is being linked with a return to the Premier League.The Daily Mail says Newcastle United have asked about N’Jie. The former Tottenham forward is available on loan with view to a permanent deal but also has interest from Burnley, Cardiff and Crystal Palace. The 25-year-old was set to join Sporting CP on loan last summer but the move collapsed after the clubs failed to agree terms. The Cameroon international forward enjoyed two productive seasons after joining from Spurs but he has started only four games this season. last_img read more

  • 6 days agoAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdan

    first_imgAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdanby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAIK sports chief Bjorn Wesstrom admits they’ve been pleased with trialist Adam Bogdan.Released in the summer by Liverpool, the Hungarian goalkeeper is chasing a deal with the Swedes.And Wesstrom admits they’ve been impressed.”He is training tomorrow and then we will evaluate his time here and then we will obviously talk to him about how he looks at the situation,” he told Fotbollskanalen.AIK are eager to sign a new keeper as a priority. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • NYC pharmacies cant sell cigarettes starting Jan 1

    first_imgNew York City pharmacies won’t be allowed to sell cigarettes or other tobacco products starting Tuesday.The Wall Street Journal reports the ban also includes businesses that contain pharmacies, such as supermarkets and big-box stores.The city’s health department says the change will affect about 500 pharmacies currently selling tobacco products.The new rules follow a ban on electronic cigarette sales at pharmacies that took effect in late August.The owner of the St. George Pharmacy on Staten Island says cigarette sales had drawn customers who ended up making other purchases. Al Gentile says the government shouldn’t ban certain stores from selling tobacco products that can be purchased elsewhere.But a deputy health commissioner, Sonia Angell, says it’s important for pharmacies to promote health.___Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

  • Alberta government plans to invest 1 billion on bitumen upgrading projects

    first_imgThe goal is to have Alberta’s thick bitumen upgraded in the province so that more of it can flow through pipelines, leading to an increase in volume and sales.It’s expected to free up 30 percent of pipeline capacity at a time when bottlenecks are causing Alberta crude to sell at a steep discount on the North American market.The decision follows a recommendation from the government’s energy diversification advisory committee. EDMONTON, A.B. — Alberta is investing $1 billion in oilsands bitumen upgrading to get a bigger bang for the buck on its oil.Premier Rachel Notley says the money will be used for loan guarantees and grants to attract anywhere from two to five partial oil upgrading facilities – resulting in $5 billion of private investment.The project will begin in 2019 and last for eight years.last_img read more

  • RCMP seek man using stolen Credit Card

    first_imgThe suspect is described as:Caucasian male in his 20`swearing a blue shirt and black hat“Monitoring your banking activity on your phone can be a great tool to report suspicious activity and quickly cancel or lock your cards”, said Cst NEUSTAETER.  “In this case, the cardholder was able to confirm her card was stolen and immediately report it to police.”The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in identifying the suspect, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On May 19, 2019, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a stolen credit card being fraudulently used at the Petro-Canada gas station located at 11724 Alaska Rd North.The card owner was in the process of cancelling their card when they noticed that a transaction had just been made at the gas station. Surveillance video from the gas station at the time when the card was used provided the images.last_img

  • Only I can make India strong superpower Modi

    first_imgSolapur (Maharashtra): Appealing people to vote for a strong government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said only he can provide a strong government at the Centre and make it a superpower. “Last time (2014) you gave me a full majority and I could work with full strength to take firm decisions and work for public welfare. You have witnessed how I ran the country past five years,” Modi said, addressing a rally here in Maharashtra. He said that for making India a superpower, the country needs a sturdy government, not a “majboor” (helpless) one, and that tough one only he (Modi) can provide, not the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party. Modi was addressing a public rally in Akluj for the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Madha Lok Sabha constituency, royal descendent Ranjitsinh Naik-Nimbalkar, who is locking horns with NCP’s Sanjay Shinde.last_img read more

  • EC completely biased against Oppn Rahul

    first_imgNew Delhi: In a scathing criticism of the Election Commission (EC), Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said when it comes to matters related to the opposition, the poll watchdog is “completely biased”.His remarks come in the wake of clean chits given by the EC to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on various complaints of Model Code of Conduct violations. Asked about questions being raised over the EC’s impartiality, Gandhi, at a press conference here, said, “When it comes to issues of the BJP, the EC is absolutely on the straight line, when it comes to the opposition’s issues, it is completely biased.” Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe working style of Modi, the ruling BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is to put pressure on institutions, he alleged. “This is evident everywhere — SC, EC, Planning Commission, RBI. That is their approach. We do not expect that the EC will not be affected by that pressure,” Gandhi said. However, he asserted that the EC has to commit to its responsibility and carry it out. “All this institutional capture that is taking place and all the negative effects of it will have consequences in the future. We are not going to allow Indian institutions to be disturbed, controlled, crushed and anybody who colludes, anybody who falls to this pressure, is committing a crime,” the Congress chief said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe EC concluded on Friday that Modi did not violate the model code or its advisory on the armed forces in his campaign speech in Varanasi. The poll panel also found nothing wrong in the prime minister’s comments made in Maharashtra’s Nanded, where he reportedly dubbed the Congress as a “sinking Titanic”. With this, the EC has decided on five complaints against Modi and gave him a clean chit in all the matters. The poll watchdog has also given a clean chit to Shah over his speeches at Maharashtra’s Nagpur and West Bengal’s Nadia. Citing his speech at Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh on April 23, the commission had, on May 1, issued a show-cause notice to Gandhi highlighting a provision of the Model Code of Conduct that barred “unverified” allegations against political opponents. Earlier, the EC had held that Gandhi had not violated the Model Code of Conduct during another campaign speech in Madhya Pradesh.last_img read more

  • Enes Kanter May Be One Of The Last Players To Cash In

    At a glance, Kanter is the kind of young post player whose services teams line up around the block to pay for. The list of big men who snagged at least 15 points and 8 rebounds a game as 22-year-olds, as Kanter did last year, is littered with Hall of Famers, to say nothing of players whose numbers Kanter matched (18.7 PPG, 11.0 RPG) after a midseason trade to the Thunder. Decades ago, Kanter would have been seen as one of the league’s rising stars.Today, though, players are judged on their advanced metrics in addition to per-game averages and the eye test. And few players benefit less from this development than Kanter.Granted, it doesn’t take supercharged data to suspect Kanter of playing poor defense. He has a reputation for ineptitude at that end of the floor, and his block totals are routinely anemic. But defense is also a complex area of the game that statistics have traditionally been ill-equipped to measure accurately. And without reliable data, defensive deficiencies were easy to deny or downplay as more opinion than fact.Modern advanced stats, though, help quantify the defensive inadequacies of players such as Kanter with far greater precision than was previously possible. Without Real Plus-Minus (RPM), for instance, you wouldn’t know that Kanter had the worst on-court defensive influence of any center last season. And without SportVU player tracking data, you wouldn’t know Kanter allowed the highest field goal percentage at the rim of any qualified1Minimum 500 minutes played. big man a year ago. The recent advent of deeper NBA data has made it tougher for poor defenders to hide their shortcomings.Surprisingly (at least to me), Kanter’s offense also suffers on the sabermetric front: He doesn’t appear to help his teams score as efficiently as would be expected from his basic statistics. Only a few players have scored as much, and with as much efficiency,2As respectively measured by usage rate and true shooting percentage. as Kanter has over the past three seasons, but it doesn’t seem to matter. During Kanter’s career, his teams have scored 1.5 fewer points per 100 possessions with him on the floor than without, and — perhaps not coincidentally — he had the second-worst offensive Box Plus/Minus (BPM) of any player in the aforementioned group, and the fifth-worst offensive RPM.The single most important component of a player’s on-court offensive influence3As measured by offensive RPM. is scoring efficiency, and that’s not a trouble spot for Kanter. But even more important (when taken collectively) are a player’s assist rate and his ability to get to the line and to take 3-point shots, and Kanter sets the team back in both areas.That may not seem important because Kanter is still personally scoring points, but basketball is a tricky sport that way. The fascinating thing that happens when you search for links between component categories and overall offensive performance is that unexpected relationships fall out of the data. A player’s passing can amplify (or diminish) the potency of the threat his scoring talent represents; his ability to stretch the floor or collapse defenses into the paint can open up opportunities for teammates. Kanter’s own numbers might not be affected, but his weaknesses show up in his team’s rates of shooting efficiency, turnovers and, ultimately, offensive success.The idea of players being hollow stat-stuffers is hardly new, but the ability to quantify it with enough certainty to resist the lure of the potential “20 and 10” guy4Kanter averaged 19.6 points and 11.3 rebounds per 36 minutes last season. at the negotiating table is a novel development. Too novel, in fact, since OKC did eventually cave and match Portland’s offer to Kanter, putting the Thunder above the luxury-tax line they’d traded James Harden to avoid less than three years earlier. But if the rapid acceptance of advanced metrics is any indication, Kanter might be one of the last of his kind.In other words, don’t be surprised if the days of a player cashing in on hollow numbers are, well, numbered. In the history of NBA free agency, there have been worse moves — particularly when you consider the crazy money that teams have shelled out to big men over the years. And through a certain prism (one that used to be the norm not so long ago), it even seems perfectly reasonable. But the Oklahoma City Thunder’s decision to match Portland’s maximum-level ($70 million) offer sheet to center Enes Kanter received mostly scorn from the Internet after it was announced late Sunday. read more

  • Hristo Stoichkov Carlos Vela would be a great Barcelona addition

    first_imgBarcelona are in search of a new backup striker to sign quickly after the departure of Munir El Haddadi.Hristo Stoichkov believes Carlos Vela would be a great addition if Barcelona decides to purchase him.Even though the Mexican striker is currently with LAFC, he has been linked with a loan move to the Barca.“He is a player who knows the Spanish league,” Stoichkov said of the forward on Univision, according to Marca.“He had spectacular games with Real Sociedad.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“It won’t be hard for him to adapt.“If he goes to Barcelona then he’ll be spectacular from the first match.“I don’t doubt Carlos Vela.“I don’t know if Barcelona will want him for just six months or with a purchase option.”last_img read more

  • Former BtoB CEO Indicted on Charges of Theft

    first_imgGittlitz will appear before the court again in May, Lincolnshire, Illinois Police detective John-Erik Anderson told FOLIO:. If convicted, Gittlitz faces four to 15 years in prison. Former ICD Publications president and CEO Ian Gittlitz was indicted last week on charges of theft of more than $500,000.Gittlitz [pictured], a New York resident, was apprehended by Illinois police late last month while attending the International Home & Housewares Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. He was arrested on charges that he allegedly embezzled more than $2 million from ICD.ICD—which owns several hospitality trade magazines, including Hotel Business, HomeWorld Business and Hotel Journal—fired Gittlitz from his post at the company in July 2007. The publisher subsequently filed a lawsuit against him, alleging “fraudulent acts and a breach of fiduciary responsibility.”last_img read more

  • Kangana Ranaut offered Rs 24 crore for Jayalalithaa biopic becomes highest paid

    first_imgKangana Ranaut to play J Jayalalithaa in Thalaivi.InstagramFew years ago, female led films were not expected to rake in big numbers at the Box Office. However, actresses like Kangana Ranaut have changed that. From having the highest number of Rs 100 crore films to highest single day collections for a female led film, Kangana clearly leads the pack. And hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise the Ms Ranaut has been reportedly offered Rs 24 crore for Jayalalithaa biopic, highest ever for any Bollywood actor for any South venture.On Kangana’s birthday, it was announced that she has signed the bilingual on the legendary actress turned politician. Tiltled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi, the film is being helmed by Vijay, who is considered one of the most accomplished directors in South, and written by KV Vijayendra Prasad. According to a source close to the development, “Kangana is being paid to the tune of Rs 24 crore for the bilingual project, which will be made in Hindi and Tamil. The makers are sure that her star power will help reach a pan-India audience. The producers have already signed a contract with her.”Another notable aspect of the project is that whenever Hindi artistes have done South movies, they have always shared screen space with a top star from the region. But, in this case, Kangana will be leading from the front as the movie revolves around her character’s journey. Reportedly, many other accomplished actresses like Vidya Balan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were also being considered for the role. However, the producers decided to sign Kangana, and she also immediately agreed to be a part of the film as she has closely followed the life of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.Kangana is currently working on Mental Hai Kya and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga, post which, she will start work on the Jayalalithaa biopic.last_img read more

  • CJ Sinha undergoes medical tests

    first_imgSurendra Kumar SinhaChief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, whose one-month leave on health grounds sparked speculations, underwent medical tests on Sunday at ICDDR,B in the capital’s Mohakhali.  A source confirmed Prothom Alo that Surendra Kumar Sinha went to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh around 8:00am and had several medical tests at the Diagnostic Unit of the ICDDR,B.A Supreme Court source said the chief justice with his wife obtained Australian visas for three years and may soon travel to Australia where Sinha’s eldest daughter Suchana Sinha lives.On 2 October, the chief justice went on one-month leave on health grounds.The chief justice was vehemently criticised by ministers and ruling party leaders for his observations made in the verdict that had annulled the 16th amendment to the constitution.Sinha assumed office on 17 January, 2015 as the country’s 21st chief justice. He is scheduled to go on retirement on 31 January next year.Read more:CJ Sinha, wife get Australian visa CJ’s one hour outside his residenceSK Sinha applies for Australian visalast_img read more

  • Former Texas Prison Employee Alleges A Culture Of CoverUp

    first_imgBOB JAGENDORF/FLICKRA woman who once oversaw the youthful offenders program at a Texas prison in Brazoria alleges that “a culture of cover up” exists at the state’s Department of Criminal Justice, or TDCJ. The would-be whistleblower told Lauren McGaughy of the Dallas Morning News that Texas teens who are placed in the program are in danger, because of a cycle of abuse. The concerns detailed by former program supervisor Dominique Mitchell have been ignored and reporting of incidents discouraged, according to Mitchell.McGaughy says Mitchell supervised a small program for teen inmates, which was housed in an adult prison. The young people have now been moved to a different prison.“It’s kind of unique,” McGaughy says. “In Texas, you can be as young as 14 and a judge can certify you as an adult, and you can go to adult prison, depending on your crime.”McGaughy says the teen inmates were moved after an incident in which one of them was found engaging in a sex act with an adult prisoner.Mitchell charges that staff members in the prison where she worked, and in TDCJ generally, were discouraged from reporting fights, riots, or other incidents of violence among inmates.“If they did report it, she claims, they were punished. You were seen as not being loyal to the program, or not being loyal to your boss, or the warden,” McGaughy says.Mitchell spoke up, McGaughy says, and left TDCJ rather than accepting a demotion.The TDCJ responded to McGaughy’s reporting with a statement denying that systemic problems with the teen prisoner program exist.Written by Shelly Brisbin. Sharelast_img read more