The NT State Titles were held over the weekend at Goodline Park in Palmerston, Northern Territory. The event saw 20 teams compete to be crowned State Champions. The event which is held over 2 evenings and a Finals day was a huge success with Teams travelling in from Alice Springs, Katherine, Darwin & Gove. The event also saw Referees and Referee Coaches travel from as far as North Queensland & Sydney to attend and present a Foundation Referee Coaching Course and a Level 3 Referee Course.Day 1 tapped off and saw in the Women’s open Division Titans open their account with a convincing 6-0 win over the Inferno Magpies. While the Sharks managed a tough 7-6 win over a much-fancied Rebels side from Katherine. The Men’s Division saw a number of closely fought encounters with Alice Springs taking the win over the Inferno Magpies in what was a terrific show of speed and skill. The Rebels Men’s team from Katherine managed a 6-1 win over the Darwin Men’s side, while Sims Refrigeration put on a terrific display with a convincing win over the MacKillop Saints.Day 2 saw Gove Under 18 Mixed side arrive and they were ready to play as they notched up two convincing wins and lost narrowly to Alice Springs. The intensity of play continued throughout the evening with teams looking to put themselves in the best position to qualify for finals.The mercury tipped 33 degrees on Finals day and the heat was emulated on the field with some dazzling displays early on. The day commenced with the final round games deciding the final standings in each division. The play slowed as the temperature rose but teams were still giving 100% as they reached the semi-finals.Gove and Alice Springs both qualified for the 18’s Mixed Final. The final saw a close contest between the two teams who had traveled a distance to play in the competition. Alice Springs eventually sealing the State Title with 2 late tries to finish 3-1 victors.The Senior Mixed Grand Final was contested between the Local Palmerston Magpies and the Katherine Rebels. The match was end to end with the Rebels leading all the way to the final siren taking the win 7 tries to 4.Katherine Rebels took on the Titans in the Women’s Open Grand Final. Katherine Qualified after defeating the Sharks convincingly which raised a few eyebrows as the Sharks had made light work of the Rebels during the round games. Though it wasn’t meant to be on the day with the Titans winning 7-4.The Men’s Open Grand Final featured the Inferno Magpies and Alice Springs in what was the most exciting match of the tournament. The teams couldn’t be split throughout the Final with scores locked up with 60 seconds to play the match looked to be heading to drop-off though Alice Springs managed a try to seal the Title and be crowned Northern Territory Men’s Open’s Champions.The Tournament concluded with the Annual Ochre awards night which celebrates the Achievements of NT Players, Coaches, Referees & Volunteers for the previous year as well as the presentation of the champions of the NT State Titles.Northern Territory Touch Football would like to thank all participants and spectators for their support of the event along with:Northern Territory GovernmentPalmerston City CouncilPalmerston Raiders Rugby League Club
WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Beckie hat-trick as Man City cruise past Luganoby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City duly booked their place in the last 16 with a 4-0 win on the night and 11-1 on aggregate over Luganao at the Academy Stadium.After a 7-1 victory in the first leg City were always favourites to progress and will hope they can eventually go one better then the two semi-final defeats over the last couple of seasons.Any hopes of a shock comeback by Lugano evaporated after just 5 minutes when Janine Beckie was put through to chip over the advancing keeper Morgan Bertsch.The rest of the half was City dominating possession in what was becoming a glorified practise game. Yet for all this there was little goalmouth action before Beckie doubled the host’s advantage on 33 minutes.It was almost three but Bertsch made a fine save from a close range Steph Houghton header.City increased their lead at the beginning of the second half as Beckie claimed her hat-trick following some sloppy defending and a fortunate rebound.The visitors are struggling in the league back home and this lack of quality was evident in their failure to trouble City.After a sustained period of uneventful play number four arrived from substitute Pauline Bremer who rounded the keeper to slide home.So City continue their 100% start to the season but know their will be tougher games ahead starting at the weekend when they play Everton in a top of the table Super League fixture.Full Time Man City: 4 (Beckie 5, 33, 48 Bremer 78)Lugano: 0Aggregate: Man City 11Lugano 1Att: 949Venue: Academy Stadium TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Bryan Robson: Wrong to sell without replacementsby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Bryan Robson says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad lack leading stars.Robson insists the club made “a mistake” by clearing out big names, including Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, without replacing them.He told the Mirror: “I think Man U’s only mistake so far is allowing too many experienced players to go.“Because we have had quite a lot of injuries at this stage of the season, they have left themselves a little bit short. That is why they are where they are.“Lukaku (to Inter), Sanchez (Inter – loan), Ander Herrera (PSG – loan), Chris Smalling (Roma – loan). These are very experienced players. In this situation, rather than kids, you need those types of experienced players to steady it.“People talk about leaders and every club needs them. Whether it is a centre-midfielder or a dominant centre-half, you need a leader to organise on the pitch. Man U are looking for that type of player.”
With today’s launch of his new show Speak For Yourself, Colin Cowherd is poised to become one of the most important figures at Fox Sports 1, as it continues to shift to fit network president Jamie Horowitz’s infamous “embrace debate” strategy. The Washington Post‘s Rick Maese wrote a profile on Cowherd, where he admits his desire to be loved by viewers, and apologizes for one of his most notable on-air gaffes. After the death of former Miami Hurricanes and NFL superstar Sean Taylor, Cowherd blamed the victim, citing “23 years of bad judgment” as a reason for his death.Cowherd went on air and said, “Sometimes you’ve got stains, stuff so deep it never ever leaves. . . . And if you have bad judgment for 23 years of your life, even if you clean it up, your judgment doesn’t get great overnight.”He’s not proud of that today.“I just ad-libbed it. I think I was just too harsh,” he said. “That’s one of those, ‘Dammit, you know, I wish I could really take that back.’ . . . I wish I could do that over again, and I feel bad. But in my life, I can’t. It’s there. It’s somewhere archived. It’s just part of my biography, part of my archive. But I look at it now, I wish I could reel it back in. . . .“I probably should’ve scaled it back. I didn’t, and I paid a price. It made people very angry.”This was perhaps the worst of Cowherd’s many controversial stances, but it is far from his only one. Cowherd has long held a bizarre grudge against Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, after he did his signature dance before his first NBA game. Wall’s former college coach John Calipari has asked Cowherd to walk it back, but even after Wall won this year’s NBA Community Assist Award, Cowherd has not. Before leaving ESPN for FOX, Cowherd was suspended after asserting that Dominican baseball players are not well-educated.We don’t expect Cowherd to change much, especially as he expands to even more formats at FOX. That is a lot of time to fill, and like him or not, Cowherd is an expert at doing just that. [The Washington Post]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Alysha Brilla wasn’t surprised by the lack of female representation when this year’s Juno Awards nominees were announced.Years ago, the Waterloo, Ont.-based musician and producer decided to conduct an experiment. She carefully tabulated the gender diversity among Juno nominees and found there wasn’t much at all, particularly in the technical categories, which were completely dominated by men.After scrolling through this year’s list of contenders — the winners are announced this weekend in Ottawa — she concluded little has changed. “I don’t want to see women take over the industry. I want to see a balance,” says Brilla, a two-time Juno nominee for best adult contemporary album.“(But) there’s a lot of resistance,” she adds, “mainly from folks who don’t think there’s a problem in the first place.” Brilla points to data that shows only four women have won the producer award in the 45 years that Junos have been handed out; the engineer prize has never gone to a woman.Among this year’s nominees selected by CARAS members in categories that aren’t based on sales, the figures show a stark disparity.Album categories including country, adult alternative, francophone, classical, contemporary Christian, rap, R&B/soul and reggae all only have one female nominee each. Both the engineer and producer of the year categories don’t have a single female nominee.When Brilla raised the issue with Junos brass in the past the response she got shocked her.Representatives said better diversity at the Junos would only happen if more women became members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS).“The woman on the phone said to me, ‘We don’t have a lot of female voters so if you could find us some, that would be great,’ ” Brilla remembers.“So I went out and did the work. I solicited every woman I knew who was technically qualified — who works in the industry. I asked artist friends, asked production friends and brought back a couple to them.”She waited until the next year to see if her efforts made a difference in the list of Juno nominees. They didn’t, she says.“A lot of people in the industry would say that everything is fine. You work hard and get where you want to be,” Brilla says.“To some extent that’s true . . . but I’m a very rare example of a woman in the industry who has the platform to voice these feelings. Why aren’t things shifting?”In February, Tegan and Sara published an open letter drawing attention to this year’s lack of female nominees and urged the industry to more actively consider women for technical jobs.Allan Reid, president of CARAS and the Junos, phoned the sisters upon hearing their concerns. He encouraged them to become CARAS members and Junos voters.Sara Quin says the conversation motivated her to write letters to about 250 women in the industry. She plans to urge them to pay the CARAS membership fee, vote and “get more involved.”It’s an initiative that sounds familiar to other prominent musicians.“I did exactly what Sara did — last year,” says Amy Millan, a member of Broken Social Scene and Stars.“I wrote (Sarah) Harmer, Sarah Slean and Jenn Grant and I wrote all these women and said, ‘Are you a member of CARAS?’ Most of them came back and they said, ‘No, because what’s the point?’ ”Millan doesn’t exactly blame the Junos, but she doesn’t think it’s helping matters either.She believes the awards show is emblematic of a bigger problem plaguing Canada’s music industry and that women aren’t getting a fair shake.“(The Junos) are the period at the end of the sentence,” she says.Last year, Millan drew attention to a lack of women among the 2016 Juno nominees with the Twitter hashtag #JunosSoMale, a nod to the #OscarsSoWhite movement. It was quickly embraced by other musicians including electro-pop singer Grimes, who is nominated this year for three Junos including alternative album.“I did not expect it to garner nationwide attention,” Millan says. “It opened a floodgate of questions for all of us.”Her move also pushed the Junos to respond, with the organization’s president saying the Junos are only mirroring the broader music industry.“We simply reflect what comes to us, what’s submitted,” Reid says.Putting the blame on CARAS voters doesn’t necessarily make sense either. Overall its membership is 42 per cent female, he notes.Instead, the problem is reflected more clearly in who submits their work to the Junos, Reid argues.This year, only nine women put their names in for producer of the year among 118 contenders, he says. That’s little changed from last year when women represented seven of 119 submissions, either solo or as part of a team.Winners for the production category are voted on by active members of the Canadian music producer community who are also CARAS members.Reid believes there are bigger questions surrounding why more women don’t submit to the technical categories.“Women aren’t getting into these fields,” he says.“I don’t have the answer to that question of, ‘Why don’t women want to sit inside the studio for 10 to 12 hours without a window?’ Maybe, I don’t know, some of them just don’t want to do that.”Brilla scoffs at the sentiment that women aren’t interested in technical work. She believes responsibility lies with the music industry, which she says does little to encourage young women to pursue fields traditionally reserved for men.In high school, she enrolled in a recording studio co-op that left her feeling like the “weird one.” When she looked around the industry for female production mentors, she found there were hardly any.“Women aren’t making money behind the scenes,” she says. “They’re often the ones simply fronting the whole operation.”Hill Kourkoutis, a Toronto-based producer, takes a more optimistic outlook on the industry.While she used to frequently encounter people shocked to learn she worked behind a mixing console, she’s finding that sentiment is slowly changing.“I don’t look the type to necessarily geek out over gear,” concedes Kourkoutis. “That’s probably been the hardest thing, being taken seriously.”Over the past few years she says she’s witnessed a spike in the number of young women interested in production and believes it signals a “transitional period” for the industry.“There is that stigma to overcome, but that’s been experienced in other industries,” says Kourkoutis. “It’s just a game of catch-up at this point.”Vancouver’s Nimbus School of Recording is an example of where a push for gender diversity appears to be working.Chief executive Mike Schroeder says they’ve reached out to high schools to encourage more girls to consider music production fields and within their organization have made gender diversity a priority.Female enrolment hit 20 per cent among its 154 students last year, an increase from seven per cent in 2011, which is progress but shows there is still plenty of room for improvement.“It takes time to bring gender parity to an industry,” Schroeder says.“I want to make sure that whatever we do is based on equality and not an artificial program.”BY DAVID FRIEND / CANADIAN PRESS Twitter
TORONTO – The end might be near for a seven-year battle that has kept the public from easily finding sales data for homes in the Greater Toronto Area.The Supreme Court of Canada said it will announce on Thursday morning whether it will hear an appeal from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) that would keep TREB’s members from publishing home sales data on their password-protected sites.TREB’s fight began in 2011 when the Competition Bureau, a federal watchdog designed to protect consumers by investigating business policies and mergers, challenged TREB’s policy preventing the publication of such information, saying it impedes competition and digital innovation.TREB, Canada’s largest real estate board which represents more than 50,000 Ontario agents, argued at the Competition Tribunal that posting that data would violate consumer privacy and copyright.The quasi-judicial tribunal ruled in the bureau’s favour in April 2016 and later the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the tribunal’s ruling, so the board recently headed to the Supreme Court to try to protect the data.Those currently seeking home sale data usually turn to real estate agents and brokers, who have access to the Multiple Listing Service database, where sales data is compiled when deals close. Others rely on online property value services like Teranet or local land registry offices, which charge a fee for the public to access sales data.TREB refused to comment on the forthcoming decision, but a spokesperson for the Competition Bureau said if the Supreme Court dismisses TREB’s request to appeal the decision, it will be “an important win for consumers.”If the Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, real estate lawyer Alan Silverstein thinks TREB will have likely exhausted all the ways of fighting the publication of the data.“I would think this is the last straw,” he said.If the data is made available online, buyers and sellers will be able to more easily educate themselves on how to price homes and negotiate and won’t have to rely on realtors for getting information, said Silverstein.The case also stands to affect real estate businesses that have held back publicizing sales data, including online listing site REW.ca.In mid-May, REW.ca started making British Columbian data available online, but general manager Allen Moon said TREB’s court battle has made it difficult to bring the service to Ontario.He sees TREB’s fight against publicizing data as “a defense strategy to protect the industry” from losing business to innovators and said it prevents transparency around the biggest investment most people will make.“(When) I want to buy a laptop or a TV, I can do a price comparison and see what they are selling for, but when I want to buy a house — something I will probably be in debt for or pay a mortgage for for the rest of my life — I have to trust someone else for that information and trust that I am getting the full picture,” he said.“It shouldn’t be this hard in an on-demand generation, where everything else is accessible.”REW.ca’s B.C. sales data launch took five years to arrange, mostly because the province’s datakeepers wanted the company to demonstrate that it would be “good stewards of data,” but also because realtors feared the public would misinterpret such numbers, said Moon.He’s found Ontario’s real estate industry to be even more resistant towards those wanting to publish data because he believes the sector feels the data gives them an edge and widening access to it would put their revenues at risk.Lauren Haw, the chief executive officer of real estate site Zoocasa, said several companies have already published such data quietly, but they have been served with cease-and-desist orders by TREB.Zoocasa, which is a TREB member, will make the data public if the board allows it because Haw thinks it will make buyers more educated earlier on in the buying process.She doesn’t think increased transparency will negatively impact the industry too much because a similar U.S. battle caused little turmoil for realtors and “being the keepers of sold price information is not what we see is the value that an agent brings to the transaction.”“Any agent that feels that their only reason for being is providing sold data won’t survive long in this industry.”
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP are continuing to investigate a robbery that took place in the Toms Lake area.On September 22, RCMP received a report of a stolen UTV in the Toms Lake area.According to RCMP, frontline officers attended the scene, located the stolen UTV, and arrested the two occupants. Upon further investigation, police say they uncovered evidence connecting suspects to two other stolen vehicles and a stolen trailer which were located nearby.Police say a subsequent investigation has since linked the suspects to several other vehicle thefts and property thefts in the Peace region.Charged and in custody are 25-year-old Ryan Bumstead, 28-year-old Chelbi Hiebert, 28-year-old Hayden Raposo, and 21-year-old Lyric Grey.If you have any information related to these crimes, you are being asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Dubai: An Indian owner of a Malayalam television station in the UAE and its finance head allegedly fled the country without paying the staff their dues, after they struggled to keep the venture afloat amid mounting losses, according to a media report on Tuesday. Channel D was launched about two years ago and it operated from its boutique studio in Jumeirah in the UAE. The channel also had a unit in Kochi, Kerala. The owner and the finance head fled the UAE without paying several months of outstanding salary, the Gulf News reported. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”We had not been paid for months but in the hope of a turnaround the dozen odd staffers lumbered on. Nobody expected the end to come so soon,” an unnamed senior staff of the channel was quoted as saying by the Gulf News. The TV station’s office in Jumeirah remains shut but the channel is still on air. “They are running repeats of old shows. But even that is likely to stop when their contract with Etisalat expires this month end,” he said. A cameraman, who claims the company owes him seven months salary in arrears, said he was repeatedly assured that their dues would be settled. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”We were told that a new investor has come on board and that he will take care of all our liabilities. We believed them. But now it appears that the company never had any intention to pay us,” he said. Another staffer said that the employees’ fingerprint door access control was deactivated in March while telephone lines were disconnected a month earlier. “These were obvious red flags but we didn’t suspect anything amiss because we trusted the owner,” said another staffer. The Channel has shut its Kochi unit also, the report said.
Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)Russian champion pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva spoke out against homosexuality Thursday at the 2013 World Track and Field Championships in Moscow. After two fellow athletes painted their fingernails rainbow colors to protest the new anti-gay law in Russia, Isinbayeva condemned them in front of her home crowd.“If we allow people to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid about our nation because we consider ourselves like normal, standard people,” Isinbayeva said in English. “We just live with boys with woman, woman with boys.“Everything must be fine. It comes from history. We never had any problems, these problems in Russia, and we don’t want to have any in the future.”Two Swedish athletes competed in the track meet with their fingernails painted in rainbow colors at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.One of the Swedish athletes, Emma Green Tregaro, took to social media by posting a picture of her nails on Instagram, saying “Nails painted in the colors of the rainbow.” Then after came the hashtags, #pride and #moscow2013.“The first thing that happened when I came to Moscow and pulled my curtains aside was that I saw the rainbow and that felt a little ironic,” Green Tregaro said in a video posted on the website of Swedish newspaper Expressen. “Then I had a suggestion from a friend on Instagram that maybe I could paint my nails in the colors of the rainbow and that felt like a simple, small thing that maybe could trigger some thoughts.”The other Swedish athlete to paint her nails in the rainbow colors in protest, was sprinter Moa Hjelmer, who showcased her fingers in the heats of the 200 meters.Isinbayeva said the two were disrespectful to Russia and the citizens of Russia.“It’s unrespectful to our country. It’s unrespectful to our citizens, because we are Russians. Maybe we are different from European people and other people from different lands,” Isinbayeva told reporters. “We have our home and everyone has to respect (it). When we arrive to different countries, we try to follow their rules.”Isinbayeva, who won her third world title Tuesday in front of her home crowd, has set 28 world records. She has also won seven major titles in her career, including gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
Members of Ohio State’s men’s ice hockey team celebrate a goal by freshman forward Tanner Laczynski (9) in the third period of the Buckeye’s game against Bowling Green on Oct. 22. The Buckeyes won 6-1. Credit: Breanna Crye | For The LanternAfter being swept last weekend by No. 18 Wisconsin, the Ohio State men’s hockey team (12-6-6, 3-4-1-1) travels to Ann Arbor, Michigan, this weekend for a conference clash with the rivaled Michigan Wolverines.The Buckeyes will remain without senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey due to injury, as well as senior defender Josh Healey, who was suspended for Friday’s matchup after a hit on Wisconsin senior forward Grant Besse during a game against the Badgers on Jan. 28.As a player averaging 32 minutes per game this season, Scarlet and Gray coach Steve Rohlik said Healey’s presence will be tough to replace on the ice, but added that his absence allows an opening for other guys to step into his place.“We’re a resilient group, and we’ll have 16 (players) dressed, ready to go,” Rohlik said. “He’s going to be missed, but that’s just going to make sure that other guys pick their pace up and are better.”The Wolverines (8-12-2, 1-6-1-1) began conference play this season with three straight losses, and now lie in fifth place in the Big Ten standings after losing four of their last six games.Despite recent results, Rohlik said his team can’t look past last season’s conference tournament champions. He added that OSU will need to bring its all in order to leave the state of Michigan with two victories this weekend.“Michigan is Michigan. They’re capable of beating anyone in the country, and we understand that,” Rohlik said. “We’ve got a lot of respect for who they are, what they are, and I say this all the time but we’re going to have to be at our best to win hockey games, and we’re going to have to bring it Friday to get a win.”Yost Ice Arena, the home of Wolverine hockey, is a bucket list venue for any hockey fan. With that, Scarlet and Gray sophomore forward Mason Jobst — who leads the Buckeyes in points this year and currently sits on a 10-game point streak — said OSU has played in a handful of tough settings so far this season, and that the Buckeyes welcome the challenge of another this weekend.“We’ve played in a few barns this year that have been pretty hostile, so it’s always good to have experience coming back,” Jobst said. “I think the young guys have done a great job handling it, and Yost will be a fun place to play, so I think everyone’s pretty excited.”Puck drop for Friday’s Game One of this series is slated for 8 p.m., while Saturday’s Game Two start is set for 7:30 p.m.