The latest edition of the online newsletter Touch-e-Talk is available for reading here:TOUCH-e-TALK, ISSUE 5, AUGUST EDITION 2005 This month’s edition is full of stories on the All Nations, Volunteers of the Month, a profile on Cathy Gray (a member of our National Technical Panel) and plenty more info for coaches and players.
Australia’s Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open squads will travel to Sydney this weekend for a training camp in preparation for the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series to be held in Auckland next February. The Australians are hopeful of continuing their strong form against New Zealand on the Touch Football field after their impressive 3-0 whitewash of their Trans Tasman counterparts in Mudgee earlier this year. This will be the final selection medium for athletes to impress their respective coaches before teams are decided on and final preparation for the Open’s division title defence begins. The Super Trans Tasman will be the biggest Trans Tasman held yet, with 12 divisions – four Youth, three Open and five Masters – travelling to Auckland to compete. Stay tuned to the TFA website for all of the latest news in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series – www.austouch.com.au.Related LinksAussie Squads In Camp
Liverpool legend Aldridge dismisses Guardiola Man City claimsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Aldridge has dismissed the claims of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ahead of Thursday’s clash.Guardiola has declared anything but a victory will end their title defence.Aldridge told the Irish Independent: “Are Liverpool title favourites? Maybe we can say they will move into that position if they get a win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium next Thursday, but I still feel there will be a lot of twists and turns in this title story,” says Aldridge.”None of us saw these slips from Manchester City coming and it means Liverpool will head into the crunch game against them on Thursday night in an unexpectedly dominant position.”A draw in that game would ensure Klopp’s side still have a solid lead at the top of the table, while a victory would yield the pressure on a City side that have struggled to cope in the absence of Fernandinho and David Silva in recent weeks.”There is no doubt that Liverpool are in a great position, but this is only the half way point in the season and there is a long way to go, a lot of points to play for.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko says the Japanese automaker’s board has met and discussed new allegations of wrongdoing by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.The allegations Friday regard a 7 million euro ($8 million) payment made to Ghosn last year by a 50-50 venture between Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., established in 2017 in Amsterdam.Masuko said only Ghosn, who headed Nissan for nearly 20 years, and some aides knew about the transaction, which was discovered during an investigation by Nissan and Mitsubishi.There have been no formal charges for the new allegations. Ghosn has been charged with breach of trust and falsifying financial reports in underreporting his income from Nissan.Masuko and Nissan Chief Hiroto Saikawa were directors at the joint venture called NMBV, along with Ghosn.The Associated Press
France boss Didier Deschamps insists that he has prepared his side for facing Edinson Cavani ahead of their quarter-final clash with Uruguay, regardless of whether he plays or notThe Paris Saint-Germain forward was the hero for Uruguay in their previous knockout round against Portugal, where his stunning goals proved to be the difference in the 2-1 win over the European champions.However, Cavani’s heroics came at a price and he was seen limping off the pitch towards the end of the game with a calf injury with some assistance from Cristiano Ronaldo.Since then, Cavani had missed three consecutive training sessions with the Uruguay squad as of Wednesday and did some minor work on Thursday.Although he still appears to be a likely doubt for their last-eight match against France.But Deschamps is not taking that for granted.Kylian Mbappe could return to PSG training next week Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that Kylian Mbappe could make a return to training to next week as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.“I am preparing my team for Cavani. Whether he plays or not, we will know tomorrow. If he doesn’t play, (Oscar) Tabarez has other options. I have prepared my team keeping different options in mind,” said the French coach, according to Hindustan Times.The 49-year-old feels that France must put their thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina behind with Uruguay set to be an entirely different challenge altogether.“This Uruguayan side has a different profile from Argentina. We have to be very patient. They are extremely well organised in defence,” he said.“If they need 10 players to defend, they will do that. When they don’t have ball possession, they know what to do; everybody defends, even the striker defends.”But Deschamps knows there is more to Uruguay than their defence, he added: “They can counter-attack very quickly. We must also bear in mind that this is a team that knows how to take advantages of set-pieces.”Uruguay and France will face off at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium today at 16:00 (GMT +2).
The German Bundesliga giants defeated Nurnberg 3-0 today, just four days before their last UEFA Champions League group matchTwo goals by Robert Lewandoski and one by Franck Ribery let Bayern Munich win 3-0 against Nurnberg today in the German Bundesliga.And for Bavarian coach Niko Kovac, today’s performance is very satisfying.“We allowed them hardly anything over 90 minutes today. We created a lot of chances,” Kovac told the club’s official website.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It was important to keep a clean sheet, not to squander the lead and hurt our confidence by conceding goals.”“Positive results are always important. We’ve won our last three matches, and I’m satisfied with the way we did,” the Croatian added.“I haven’t seen a season like this before. We were lagging a bit last season but the gap is bigger this term. Dortmund won again today,” youngster Joshua Kimmich added.“So the season is really exciting because we aren’t on an upward trend all the time. We’re in a different situation now, and we’ll see if we have the right character in the team.”
Related Items:25 trainees graduate after a two course in sandals resort international management trainee programme, Julianna Musgrove graduates from sandals resort programme, Sandals Resorts International’s (SRI) Management Trainee Programme Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 30, 2016 – After a two-year journey which saw them working the ranks in every department in various resorts all across the region, TCI native Julianna Musgrove along with 24 other participants in Sandals Resorts International’s (SRI) Management Trainee Programme have officially shed the trainee title and will now move into management roles, following a graduation ceremony held last weekend.“I am so proud to be the first Turks & Caicos Islanders to be inducted and complete this prestige Management Trainee Program” Said Julianna Musgrove. “Being a part of such a change-included programme has been the highlight of the last two years of my life. I can definitely say that the experience has been wonderful having worked in the Turks and Caicos, Jamaica, and St. Lucia.”The new managers were selected from a pool of 1500 applicants two years ago and include a number of Jamaicans as well as nationals from St. Lucia, the Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua, the Turks and Caicos Islands and both previous employees of the Sandals/ATL Group and new recruits.“My passion is helping people especially my fellow Turks & Caicos Youth and I hope my preference my determination will serve as in inspiration to those who choose to follow in the similar foot step. Beaches Turks and Caicos is the best platform to make my dreams come true in touching the lives of its almost 2000 Talents every day. ” Musgrove concluded.The Management Trainee Programme (MTP) identifies and grooms outstanding young recruits to become managers in the company through a two-year programme of hands-on learning and training at resorts across the region. All participants experience rotations through various positions and departments across the group before selecting an area of specialization. The MTP is the centerpiece of SRI’s Management Succession Planning Strategy and is one component of the company’s ongoing efforts to invest in capacity-building throughout its operations.Speaking at the graduation ceremony held at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Wayne Cummings, director of business processes and administration, himself a product of the MTP, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to investing in young leaders. “This Group is on the move”, he said, “ this Group is growing and for us to grow and evolve we need to invest in people. We need to invest in the new leaders of the Group.”As the graduates move into their new roles within the company, Cummings urged them to always remember their journey and treat their colleagues with respect. He said, “Remember the things you went through, remember your subordinates. They are your colleagues and they are even more important than you. Have a very healthy respect for them as you seek to lead them.”He also reminded the new managers of the limitless potential within each of them as well as within the company. “You are competent, you are able and you are at the right place, at the right time and with the right company. The journey has just begun. We are a company on the move”, he emphasized.In delivering his address as valedictorian, Kent D’Hayle expressed pride in both himself and his colleagues for successfully completing the rigorous programme. He said, “As I look into the eyes of my fellow graduates I see and feel the sense of personal pride and satisfaction knowing that we have completed a programme which sets the stage for us to continue our careers, as leaders, managing a range of diverse departments.”In a similar breath, Andre Cleghorn and Danielle Daley, who both delivered the vote of thanks, expressed gratitude to the company for providing an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. They encouraged their fellow graduates to move forward with confidence and to continue making their families and the company proud.
Technicians unload doses of vaccines from a plane after it landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa. Photo: AFPA UN plane carrying desperately needed vaccines landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday after a three-week Saudi-led aid blockade that had sparked warnings thousands could die.Three other aircraft—two carrying UN aid workers and one carrying International Committee of the Red Cross staff—also landed at the airport, which was repaired earlier this week after a Saudi-led air strike knocked out its controls, an AFP correspondent reported.The UN humanitarian affairs office had said on Friday that it had been given clearance by the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting the rebels since 2015 to resume flights into Sanaa.But it added that desperately needed shipments of food and medicines to the rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida remained blocked.A official from the rebel-run civil aviation authority confirmed that the flights had landed.But he warned that Saturday’s aid delivery was not enough and demanded access to Sanaa airport for all flights in order to “save the lives of the sick”, the rebel-run Saba news agency reported.The UN children’s fund UNICEF said the flight was carrying more than 15 tonnes, or 1.9 million doses, of vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and other preventable diseases.The World Health Organization said earlier this week that diphtheria was spreading as children went unvaccinated and doctors in Hodeida reported three deaths.More than 2,000 people have died of cholera in Yemen this year, adding to the 8,600 who have died in the conflict between the Saudi-backed government and the rebels since 2015.The aid blockade, put in place after the rebels fired a missile which was intercepted over Riyadh airport, has tightened the stranglehold on Hodeida, the conduit for UN supervised deliveries of food and medicine to rebel-held territory.The UN humanitarian office said that a ship loaded with wheat and another with equipment to treat Yemen’s cholera epidemic are ready to head to Hodeida as soon as the Saudi-led coalition gives the go-ahead.The coalition had said it would lift its blockade of the port from Thursday but it remains in place.The United Nations has warned that unless the blockade is lifted, Yemen will face “the largest famine the world has seen for decades”.Yemen is highly dependent on imported wheat for its basic needs and aid groups have warned that humanitarian deliveries cover only a small portion of the need.Seven million Yemenis are completely dependent on relief supplies for their survival, according to the UN.
Nepal and Bangladesh officials hold a discussion during the energy secretary-level meeting that concluded in Kathmandu, on Tuesday. Photo: Bangladesh embassy in NepalDhaka and Kathmandu have agreed to develop hydropower projects for supplying electricity to Bangladesh, Nepal’s Kathmandu Post newspaper reportsThe two countries reached the agreement with government-to-government investment at an energy secretary-level meeting that concluded in Kathmandu on Tuesday.The electricity produced by these schemes will be exported to Bangladesh, said the newspaper report.The two countries reportedly decided to form a joint technical team to identify potential hydropower projects for development.The joint team will pick out bankable projects and recommend them to the respective governments, Kathmandu Post said quoting a high energy ministry official who joined the meeting.“The two governments will then construct the project with bilateral investment,” the official was quoted to have said.According to the report, Bangladesh has repeatedly expressed interest in developing hydropower projects in Nepal.The two countries even signed an agreement more than two years ago to develop several hydropower plants capable of generating more than 1,600 megawatt.
Kolkata: Border Security Force (BSF) have seized gold ornaments worth Rs 30 lakh and arrested one person for his alleged involvement in a smuggling racket. Acting on a tip off, BSF intercepted the accused in the bordering areas of Tapan area in South Dinajpur. The accused is a resident of Tawadanga under Tapan police station area. The valuables were later handed over to the Customs. A specific case was started at the local police station against the accused. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAfter starting a probe, police suspect that the accused were trying to smuggle the gold ornaments. Police are probing if the accused was used as a carrier or he was involved in the incident. BSF came to know there would be attempt of smuggling. They found that one person was riding a motorcycle with a bag. They stopped the motor cycle in Elenpur area which is closed to the border and started a search. During the search, the BSF recovered gold ornaments weighing around 970 gram from his possession.
16Mar Rep. Runestad champions House passage of open records bills Categories: Runestad News State Rep. Jim Runestad, of White Lake Township, today lauded the overwhelming House passage of bipartisan legislation making state government more accountable to its taxpayers.Runestad said the legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act.“State government, like local governments, should be held to high standards of accountability,” Runestad said. “By strengthening the transparency laws, we are giving people in the communities we serve the information they deserve on how their hard-earned tax dollars are being used.”The legislation is similar to a package of bills introduced last session and passed overwhelmingly by the House. The bills did not make it to the governor for signature.Michigan is an outlier among states as Michigan’s legislative and executive branches are exempt from open records acts. This legislation will remedy this. The House recently put a salary database of all House employees on its website to provide more accountability to taxpayers.#####
Categories: News,Pagel News 27Nov Rep. Pagel hosts local office hours State Rep. Dave Pagel will hold office hours on Friday, Dec. 8 to meet with local residents and talk about any thoughts or concerns they may have about state government.The office hours will be at the Niles District Library, 620 E. Main St. from 10:30 a.m. to noon.“Talking with residents during office hours is an excellent opportunity to hear what concerns people have and would like to have addressed in Lansing,” Pagel said.No appointment is necessary. Those who are unable to attend are welcome to contact his Lansing office at (517) 373-1796 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia has upgraded its network in the northern part of Borken in north-western North Rhine-Westphalia.The upgrade means that 200Mbps internet speeds will become available to an additional 26,900 homes in Unitymedia’s footprint. The move takes the number of homes in the Borken district capable of receiving 200Mbps internet to 75,000.
Netflix’s Stranger Things was far and away the most ‘in-demand’ digital original series in South Africa for the week ending November 5, according to the latest statistics from Parrot Analytics.Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols and file-sharing platform.Stranger Things garnered 9.17 million in-demand expressions for the week from October 30-November 5, beating the number two original, Mindhunter by a large margin. Mindhunter garnered 5.62 million in-demand expressions, making the clear second-placed digital original ahead of number three House of Cards with 3.49 million.The list was dominated by Netflix. CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Discovery, the rights to which are held by Netflix internationally, took the number four slot, while Amazon’s The Grand Tour just made it onto the list in the number 10 position with 1.49 million in-demand expressions. All the other series on the list were Netflix originals.As part of a collaboration with Parrot Analytics, Digital TV Europe is providing regular updates on the most in-demand shows across key European markets in the coming months, based on Parrot’s unique datasets.