Exciting Finish To Deciding Matches

first_imgBy BEN HARRISQueensland’s Men’s 40’s player-coach Scott Notley thought his team did not stand a chance against New South Wales in the State of Origin series.Well, Notley was celebrating a series win after his group of Queenslanders won the deciding match 7-6.Down by one at half-time, Queensland scored four touchdowns to two in the second half to help them collect their first Men’s 40s series in a decade.“I was very proud of the boys’ effort,” Notley said. “The boys dug deep.“We lost the first one so the second game was do-or-die but we won it, and we had a bit of momentum.”It was Queensland’s fourth division win of the State of Origin series but New South Wales soon claimed their fifth division of 2012 with a nail-biting win in the Men’s 30s.After two intense matches, New South Wales and Queensland left nothing in the tank at the end of the third game.The match went touchdown-for-touchdown and they could not be separated at half-time.The second half saw both sides show their attacking skills and produced sensational touchdowns.Shannon Warren scored a double for New South Wales while his teammate Elijah Van Der Kwast scored five touchdowns in the deciding match.Queensland’s John Andrews bagged four but it wasn’t enough as New South Wales won the game 10-8 and the division 2-1.New South Wales made it a clean sweep in the Women’s 20s’ with a 6-3 victory in the third game. Emma Tonegato scoring two touchdowns for the Blues.Having wrapped up the Men’s 50s division, Queensland were looking at making it 3-0.However, New South Wales had something to say about that and came out firing in the opening stages.They took a 5-3 lead into half-time and marched on in the second half to win 8-4.In the Men’s 45’s, New South Wales claimed a 3-0 division win following their 6-2 victory in the third match.Graham Beale scoring two touchdowns in the final game.Only one touchdown separated Queensland and New South Wales in the first two matches of the Women’s 30s, but it was not the case in the dead-rubber.Having already won the series, Queensland came out and dominated New South Wales in the first half by scoring four touchdowns to one.They went on to win the match 6-3.Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksState of Origin game threelast_img read more

Vine: Buddy Hield’s Clutch Block Of Darrell Davis Helps Send Oklahoma To The Sweet 16

first_imgBuddy Hield blocks Darrell Davis.Vine/Dan LyonsOklahoma’s Buddy Hield is this year’s Big 12 Player of the Year, and for good reason. The junior shooting guard does everything for the Sooners, and in tonight’s Round of 32 game against Dayton, that includes making a crucial block on a fast break lay-up attempt that could have cut the Oklahoma lead to two points. Dayton guard Darrell Davis stole the ball from OU’s Jordan Woodard, and immediately took off for the hoop. As he released the ball, Hield made a fantastic play to reject the shot out of his hand. Instead of a two-point game, Oklahoma was fouled and extended the lead.Oklahoma finished the game with a 72-66 win, and will face Michigan State in the Sweet 16 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.last_img read more

Heres What You Missed at CAMHs Suits Me Fine Fashion Show

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Chanel may have fired a rocket on the Fall 2017 runway, but that’s nothing compared to the blast that was CAMH‘s 13-annual Suits Me Fine fashion show on May 4. Clients chose and modelled looks from the centre’s Suits Me Fine Boutique, which accepts gently used wardrobe essentials and provides clothes and toiletries for the various needs of CAMH clients. Jeanne Beker hosted the show and introduced the models and looks as they came out.“Suits Me Fine helps people find the support they need to help make healing feel like a real possibility because it is possible,” Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau said …READ MORE Twitterlast_img read more

Ohio fans accustomed to disappointment mediocrity

I grew up watching great high school football in Cleveland: St. Ignatius, St. Edward, Glenville, and even the big Cincinnati schools like St. Xavier and Elder. All these teams were excellent, but I was an Edward’s girl through and through. I love seeing players that I watched in high school play first for top-notch college teams and occasionally the NFL. I knew the kind of talent drinking Lake Erie water can get you. But, when St. Ed’s started to decline after my senior year, I wasn’t surprised. Why? Because I’m an Ohio fan.Being an Ohio fan means getting used to disappointment. As a Clevelander, I’ve had teams that were this close to making history. The Cavs’ trip to the semifinals last season or the Indians’ bids for the World Series in the mid ‘90s were the most poignant disappointments in my memory. Though I was heartbroken when these teams inevitably lost, I was secretly expecting to be disappointed. Why? Because I’m an Ohio fan — and every year is a rebuilding year for us. There is always a “next year” for the Ohio fan.This “next year” attitude encourages mediocrity in both the fans and the players. Look at our own Ohio State football team, it seems to me that they only play as well as their opponent. Against the University of Spoiled Children, our Buckeyes truly rose to the occasion, and almost won, too. But against teams like Toledo and Illinois I felt like we held back, even though our starters stayed in for most of the game. The Bucks don’t play every game like it’s the big game; if they did, it would lead us to winning seasons, to national championships and could even elevate Tressel to the hallowed level of Woody Hayes.Mediocrity is not limited to the Buckeyes, but is an epidemic in the NFL, too. Look at the Browns vs. Bengals game this weekend. Aside from some excellent running by Josh Cribbs and some good interceptions and throws by Cinci, it was a choke-off. It almost ended in a tie for crying out loud — a tie in professional football! Did you know that could happen? I didn’t, and neither did some of the players. If the Bengals’ kicker had missed the field goal, it would have happened. The two pro-football teams in Ohio would have tied each other in yet another demonstration of our state’s mediocrity.Yes, I’m bashing Ohio teams with all the rage of a scorned lover. That’s the key word, though: lover. I will never stop rooting for my Browns, my Indians, my Cavaliers and most of all my Buckeyes, even when I inevitably leave Ohio. I want them to be amazing, to startle the pundits who talk endlessly about Tim Tebow and Brett Favre (who really aren’t that good. Just saying). I want us to win national championships and Super Bowls. Heck,I’d just like for us to have good seasons. I’m a true Ohio fan, in good times and bad, but I’d like an end to year after year of bad and a lot more good. read more

Matheney brings work ethic to OSU

The presence of senior tackle Don Matheney is far less intimidating than his 6-foot, 300-pound frame initially suggests. Instead, Matheney is soft-spoken and undeniably optimistic. Before he enrolled at Ohio State, Matheney was enrolled at the College of Holy Cross. There he endured 40-plus hours of homework a week to meet the demands of a Holy Cross athlete. Matheney contributed his first two seasons as a Crusader, but suffered a season-ending injury during his sophomore season transferred to OSU for his junior season after tuition increased at Holy Cross. Coming from a school with an enrollment of 2,900 to the 55,000 at OSU has been a huge change, but one that Matheney appreciates. “There is less one-on-one time with the teachers, but I really like it: the classes, the environment, the atmosphere.” Classes have been Matheney’s main focus since he transferred, as he was not eligible to compete his first season as a Buckeye. Per NCAA rules, as a transfer student-athlete, Matheney was required to sit out his junior season. His senior season was his first opportunity to help the Buckeyes on the defensive line. These events have only fueled Matheney’s optimism, however. When asked how he stays even-keeled despite what is required of him as a student-athlete, he simply responds, “I don’t even think about it … I just do what I have to do.” Not only does he do what he has to do, he does more. As he strives to complete a history of art degree along with a computer science degree, he does the work required to make an impact for the Buckeyes, on and off the field. In 2009, Scout.com reported the OSU football team had a 62 percent graduation rate. With a genuine desire to be a Buckeye, a motivated attitude to graduate and a humbling presence, Matheney will increase the number of OSU’s graduating athletes and better the reputation OSU’s athletic department holds so dear. read more

Dembele to undergo Guangzhou RF medical

first_imgTottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is set to join Chinese club  Guangzhou R&F as he will be travelling to Hong Kong to undergo a medical.Skysports reports Spurs have been receiving several offers from China as Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan tabled an offer which the club accepted but an acceptable offer has now been made by Guangzhou R&FThe Belgium international has spent six-and-a-half-years with Tottenham and it is likely that this window will bring an end to his stay with the North London side as his contract expires at the end of the season.Mousa Dembele backs Gareth Bale’s shock China move Andrew Smyth – July 28, 2019 Mousa Dembele believes his former Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale will find things “easy” in China and hopes the Real Madrid player makes the move.Dembele has not played for Spurs since November due to an ankle injury and has reportedly been keen on a move to China since the summer.It is still unclear who will replace Dembele at Spurs but the club have been monitoring the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Donny van de Beek.Tottenham hope to retain their top four position this season.last_img read more

Skateboarding at the 2020 Olympics Everything you need to know

first_img Now playing: Watch this: The eclectic sport of skateboarding will debut at the 2020 Olympics in Japan. Carroll Photo/Getty Images Skateboarding, a rebellious street sport, will debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Often seen as renegade or rebellious, characterized by dizzying midair twists and turns, skateboarding will make its way into the structured and mainstream world of the Olympic Games. Though the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously supported skateboarding for inclusion at the 129th IOC session in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, not all skateboarders feel the same way. Some athletes have expressed gratitude and excitement at the idea that skateboarding will get more exposure as a sport, while others worry that the Olympics will damage the culture and lifestyle that accompany it. I suppose no one will know how the sport might change until the Olympics arrive next year, but for now, you can read all about the structure, scoring and qualifications process for skateboarding at the 2020 Olympics.  Skateboarder jumping at a skate park.The park discipline will feature a course that resembles a large basin with lots of dips, twists and turns. Daniel Milchev/Getty Images What will the event be like? Skateboarding at the Olympics features two disciplines: park and street.  The park competition will take place on a hollowed-out course featuring a complex series of twists and turns. Park courses resemble large bowls with steep sides, nearly vertical at the top. Skaters send themselves to dizzying heights, performing jaw-dropping spins and tricks midair, and then gracefully bring themselves back down to the bowl to do it all over again on the other side.  The street competition features a straight course with stairs, handrails, benches, walls and slopes to mimic a real street. This kind of skateboarding is characterized by riding along curbs and rails, leaping into the air without using hands, and that familiar grind of board on metal.  Olympic skateboarders will experience at least some of the creative freedom they get in their home parks and streets: They’re free to choose which parts of the course to cover and, of course, which tricks to perform. Also, in an attempt to maintain the feel of the sport, music will accompany each rider.  Only one athlete rides at a time, and competitors get three timed runs to post their best score. Young men skateboarding in urban environment.The street discipline mimics what it’s like to skateboard in a city environment. The course will feature rails, benches, curbs and other things you’d find on a real street. MoMo Productions/Getty Images How do athletes qualify to skateboard at the 2020 Olympics? The IOC has allotted 80 quota spots for skateboarders at the 2020 Olympics. There will be 40 spots for women across the two categories and 40 for men, with 20 skaters in both the street and park competitions for each gender. Between the 80 qualifying athletes, 38 men and 38 women will come from different nations, with four total slots (two men and two women) reserved for the host nation of Japan.  Each National Olympic Committee (NOC), the governing body for each country’s Olympic goings-on, is allowed six men and six women for skateboarding, but no more than three athletes per gender per event.  Qualifications are managed by World Skate, the international governing body for roller sports.  Like all other Olympic sports, skateboarders must comply with the Olympic Charter to be eligible. Aside from that, the qualifying pathway for each event (20 athletes) is as follows:  Three athletes will directly qualify as the highest-ranked skaters in the 2020 Season World Skate World Skateboarding Championship events.16 athletes will qualify through the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings (OWSR) as of June 1, 2020.One athlete will qualify as the allocated host nation slot. This person is the highest-ranked skater in the host nation; in this case, Japan.There are 16 available slots to fill via the OWSR, but no nation can fill more than three. For example, the US may have five skaters in the top 16, but only the first three of those five will qualify. Once a country’s three spots are filled, the qualification moves down to the next country that hasn’t fulfilled its quota. Learn more about the qualifications process.  When and where is the skateboarding event? Olympic skateboarders will compete in Tokyo at the Aomi Urban Sports Venue, which will also host 3×3 Basketball and Sport Climbing. The competition takes place throughout the entire Games, from July 24 to Aug. 9.  How will athletes be judged? Judges will score athletes based on speed, difficulty, originality, timing, stability and the overall flow of the performance. One important skill judges will be looking for is the ability to seem suspended in midair.  0 Share your voice Fitness Sports Tags Intel developing 3D Athlete Tracking for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Post a comment 3:36last_img read more

Austin Man at Center of Debate on 3DPrinted Guns Is Charged with

first_imgEric Gay/APCody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Austin, Texas.Cody Wilson, the Austin man at the center of a debate of 3D-printed downloadable guns, is charged with sexual assault.Austin Police say Wilson arranged to meet a 16-year-old girl through a website called Sugar Daddy Meet dot com last month.He drove her to a hotel, where they had sex.Wilson paid her $500 and the girl later told a counselor, who reported it to the police.Austin Police Commander Troy Officer said detectives opened an investigation and “they were able to confirm each step of the victim’s story with video tape and interviews.”Wilson has been in the news in the past few months after he announced a settlement with the federal government that allowed him to make designs for 3D printable guns available online.Those plans were put on hold last month by a federal judge.Wilson is not in custody and police say he was last known to be in Taiwan. Sharelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday October 11

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uFrom 5-7 P.M.Earlier today, former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon filed the paperwork to officially mount a write-in campaign to get her old job back. This evening at 5, we’ll be the first news organization to sit down with Dixon for an interview since she made her write in campaign official. Then, we’ll open the phone line to find out what our listeners think about Dixon’s bid to be Baltimore Mayor again. Plus, a discussion with men on misogyny, sexism and sexual assault, in the wake of the unearthing of Donald Trump’s lewd comments from 2005.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes .last_img read more

35yearold man found in pool of blood at Nakhoda Masjid

first_imgKolkata: A 35-year-old man was found lying in a pool of blood inside Nakhoda Masjid on Tuesday morning. A housekeeping staff saw the man and informed his seniors. The victim, identified as Shaikh Faisal, was rushed to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).According to sources, the staff had gone to the second floor of the masjid for cleaning at around 8:30 am on Tuesday morning. On entering, he saw Faisal lying in a pool of blood and a hammer found beside him had blood stains on it. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe masjid authority informed the Imam of Nakhoda Masjid, Shafique Qasmi, and Jorasanko police station. Police rushed to the spot and took the victim to CMCH where he is currently admitted. “Our cleaning staff saw the injured person and informed us. Apart from Fridays due to Jumma Namaz the masjid remains less crowded. As the second floor on Tuesday had no devotees, none of us visited. Police are investigating the case. The accused person is believed to be a Bangladeshi and might be known to the victim,” said Qasmi. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to sources, Faisal regained consciousness around 2:30 pm and informed the sleuths that he lives at the nearby Jeliatola Lane. He had recognised the accused but could not recollect his name. The only thing he knows is that he is a Bangladeshi national. Based on the information, the sleuths have initiated a case on charges of attempt to murder. Police are checking the CCTVs of Nakhoda Masjid for clues. Forensic experts had visited the masjid and collected samples from the spot. It is learnt that Faisal deals with foreign currency exchange. The sleuths suspect that he might have had some deal with the accused and a conflict had occurred.last_img read more

Damian Kavanagh Strong viewing figures for new BBC

first_imgDamian KavanaghStrong viewing figures for new BBC Three drama Thirteen shows that the youth network’s content “cuts through with a young audience wherever it is,” according to Damian Kavanagh.In a blog post that marks six weeks since BBC Three moved online-only, the network’s digital controller said that Thirteen has had over 2.4m requests so far – the same figure achieved by the last episode of established BBC One drama Sherlock when it was available in January.“Our new drama Murdered By My Father is up there now [on iPlayer]. It had 850k requests in under a week before it aired on BBC One, and now has over a million. Cuckoo: Birth is at 1.2 million and Life and Death Row: Execution and Sex In Strange Places: Turkey are now both over a million,” said Kavanagh.“It’s great our shows are reaching our audience but I want more than numbers to define success. Appreciation, engagement and impact with our audience are just as important today.“These are early days for BBC Three but I’m overjoyed with what we’ve achieved so far. It’s a marathon not a sprint but so far we’ve exceeded expectations. We’re iterating what we do with people, products and content and in many ways chose the harder path.“We know transforming the BBC’s offer for young people won’t happen overnight, but with what we’ve achieved so far, and what’s coming the future‘s bright. We’re building a fantastic team and working in new ways that are paying off, and earlier than we expected.”last_img read more

Polish pay TV platform nc has launched its new 4K

first_imgPolish pay TV platform nc+ has launched its new 4K UHD set-top box, with the UEFA Champions League football match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur on November 21 to be shown in the format, along with English Premier League matches later this month.The UltraBOX+, which comes with a 1TB hard drive and the ability to record up to three programmes simultaneously, will be made available to higher-tier subscribers at no extra cost. Software for the box is supplied by ADB.In addition to live sports, nc+ viewers will be able to watch on-demand movies and internet-delivered services in 4K.“The 4K UltraBOX+ product is an example of yet another joint success and our strong partnership with nc+. In fact over ten years ago, together with nc+, we introduced the HDTV standard to the Polish market and launched our first HD platform. We initiated the revolution in television reception and viewer experience. Since then, nc+ has applied many ADB pioneering solutions such as: PVR, pushVOD, Multiscreen, internet TV, etc. to create an attractive, innovative and feature-rich offer,” said Jacek Galik, vice-president of sales at ADB.“We are very pleased that the operator has again chosen ADB technology to create UltraBOX+ and that together we are initiating the 4K era, once again ahead of the competition. This is the proof that we are a leader in the deployment and integration of modern technologies.”last_img read more

In our personal lives many of us have lived with

first_img“In our personal lives many of us have lived with that same devastation. “Our Endoscopy staff too part in this relay for all the patients who have come into contact with our service in the past and all the patients who will be unlucky enough to cross our paths in the future. “For those of us whose families have and still are battling cancer and those of us bravely fighting and beating cancer every day.“To date, the team have raised £6,160!” STAFF at Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital have helped raise over £6,000 for bowel cancer awareness.The Western Trust say: “Our Endoscopy Team in Altnagelvin Hospital took part in the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life over the weekend in St Columb’s Park, Derry/ to raise funds for and awareness of bowel cancer“As health professionals we see first hand the devastation a cancer diagnosis can cause. Altnagelvin’s endoscopy team raise over £6,000 for bowel cancer awareness was last modified: June 27th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet 000 for bowel cancer awarenessALTNAGELVIN HOSPIALAltnagelvin’s endoscopy team raise over £6bowel cancer awarenessCancer UKRelay For LifeSt Columb’s ParkWESTERN TRUSTlast_img read more