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
Jablonec star Michal Travnik watched by Newcastle, Fulhamby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCzech Republic midfielder Michal Travnik is attracting Premier League interest.The 24-year-old has been starring for Jablonec this season and has caught the eye with his performances, notably in the Europa League.The Daily Mail says Newcastle and Fulham are both looking to strengthen in January but they will face competition for Travnik.Bundesliga side Augsburg and CSKA Moscow have also been impressed this season.He has five caps for his country and is valued at around £4million by his club who are third in the league. TagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say
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
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche delighted with McNeil progressby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche is delighted with the progress of Dwight McNeil.His latest impressive performance came against Everton on Saturday where he got the better of a duel with Toffees full back and Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman.“Dwight was very good again, he continues to defy the logic of young players because when they go in they often have a quiet spell and it might still come but it hasn’t so far,” said Dyche after the Clarets’ victory on Saturday.“His quality meant he has taken on a full back who has played hundreds of games in the Premier League and is an international player and gave him a challenge as he has done with many others.“He is a very, very good player and continues to improve.”
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
HONOLULU — Hawaii hotel workers are expected to remain on strike this week after negotiations between the union and Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts failed to result in a deal.The Unite Here Local 5 union and Kyo-ya are scheduled to return to talks next week.About 2,700 Marriott employees on Oahu and Maui went on strike early last month, seeking higher wages and better benefits.“We are extremely disappointed that Local 5 leadership rejected our latest offer which would have been the largest increase in compensation for any of the striking markets nationwide,” Kyo-ya said in the statement.Kyo-ya said its offer would have given employees an increase in combined wages and a workload reduction for housekeepers. Benefits for all active employees and retirees would not have changed.“Instead of accepting what would have been a fair and generous agreement, Local 5 leadership has elected to keep our employees out of work,” Kyo-ya said.The union said in a statement that the offer was not enough, but it is hopeful a “true settlement” will be made next week.“A true settlement offer is one that looks at the true cost of living and working in Hawaii and brings us toward the goal of all workers: ‘One Job Should Be Enough,’” the union said.Workers need to be paid enough so they only need one job in order support themselves, the union said.Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts owns the Marriott-managed Moana Surfrider, The Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, and Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa.The Associated Press
Skip’s platform assigns an independently contracted courier to make each delivery. The independent courier picks up delivery orders at the restaurants and delivers them to customers. All couriers on the Skip network are independent contractors, not employees of the company.Skip is beneficial for restaurants that are unable to offer their own delivery. Skip also offers the opportunity for independently contracted couriers to earn additional income in their spare time, which results in Skips’s customers, the opportunity to enjoy their favourite restaurant food on their own time. FORT ST. JOHN, – SkipTheDishes, a food delivery company, is using technology to make restaurant food more accessible, by partnering with restaurants in the area.SkipTheDishes, founded in 2012 by brothers Josh and Chris Simair, is found in more than 115 Canadian cities and is in partnership with over 15,000 restaurants.To use SkipTheDishes, you use an iPhone or Android app or the Skip website. Customers can use live GPS tracking to then follow the progress of their order, from when it is placed, as the restaurant prepares the food until the order arrives.
At this time, the Ministry says it is not clear as to what damaged the bridge.Permanent repairs to the damaged concrete are expected to begin this week, with work planned for off-peak hours, weather dependent.Until these repairs are complete, there is a 30 km/hr speed limit for traffic crossing the bridge.Drivers are encouraged to check DriveBC.ca for updates prior to travel. TAYLOR, B.C. – Repair work on the Taylor Bridge is expected to start this week.According to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation, the north end abutment of the Taylor Bridge was damaged the morning of September 3.The Ministry says the maintenance contractor noticed the damage as part of their regular patrols and quickly made temporary repairs.
New Delhi: A woman on Wednesday died under mysterious circumstances after Delhi Police claimed that she and her associate were beaten up by local labourers, whoapparently caught them stealing items from a pressure-cooker manufacturing unit in Outer North’s Samaypur Badli region. Police claimed that a group of seven to eight women entered the manufacturing unit on Wednesday night and while stealing items from the site, local labourers caught them red-handed. According to the police, two of the women were beaten by the labourers and locals alike, while the others fled. When police reached the spot, they broke up the scuffle and took both women to a nearby hospital in Rohini, where they were treated and discharged, said investigating officials. Police claimed that both women were arrested from the hospital and produced before the magistrate. After their judicial custody was ordered, one of the women, aged 37 years complained of pain and was taken to the hospital again, where she died. When asked whether the two women were subjected to police brutality of any form, DCP Gaurav Sharma said, “Deceased was caught red-handed while stealing and was beaten by public persons present around. She was not even made to visit police station and was arrested from hospital and presented before magistrate. No beating by police.”
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.