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

Video: Deion Sanders Addressed The Florida State Team Today

first_imgDeion Sanders walks into the Florida State team facility.NFL Hall of Famer and Florida State legend Deion Sanders was back at his alma mater today. While Sanders was there, he gave a speech to the current crop of Seminoles. The central message of Sanders’ talk was the expectations players should have for themselves. There’s also some footage of Sanders’ NFL Network interview with FSU defensive back Jalen Ramsey, a projected top-10 pick in next month’s draft. “What do you expect from yourself?”@DeionSanders spoke to the team before practice.https://t.co/tyPuqF4vsT— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) March 30, 2016The ‘Noles would be wise to listen to Sanders and heed his advice.last_img read more

Barcelona make a sensational late move for Malcom

first_imgThe future of Bordeaux forward Malcom has been handed another thrilling twist with Barcelona having now hi-jacked AS Roma’s move for him by making a late bid of their own, claims Gianluca Di MarzioOn Monday evening, it had been announced by Bordeaux that an agreement had been reached in principle with Roma over the sale of their forward Malcom for a transfer fee of €36m.The Brazilian was expected to arrive at the Italian capital for his medical earlier this week before surprisingly electing to remain in France, despite the fact that Roma supporters had even shown up at the airport to greet him on his arrival.And now it has been revealed that Malcom was advised to remain in France by his representatives after Bordeaux received a superior offer for him by Barcelona.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.After having a third bid rejected for Chelsea winger Willian on Monday, Barcelona have now given up on signing him and have now set their sights on his compatriot.But Roma are determined to sign the Malcom and will even offer Bordeaux an improved deal for the 21-year-old to fend off interest from the Catalan giants.Malcom scored 12 goals and made seven assists in 35 league appearances for Bordeaux last seasonlast_img read more

Overnight snowfall means chains required at Palomar Mountain

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: January 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, January 1, 2019 PALOMAR MOUNTAIN (KUSI) – Due to overnight snowfall and current low temperatures, chains were being required today on Palomar Mountain, the California Highway Patrol said.Only vehicles with chains, or four-wheel drive snow-rated tires, will be allowed access, authorities said.“The CHP and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department will be patrolling the area to monitor trespassing and make sure the roadways are kept clear of parked vehicles,” said Oceanside CHP Officer Mark Latulippe, who pointed out there are limited facilities on Palomar Mountain for food, restrooms and trash.Mountain visitors were being urged to respect the privacy of residents and private property.Officials also recommend using extra caution on slippery roads, reducing speed and increasing following distance due to compromised visibility in wintery conditions.The CHP also reminded visitors to Palomar Mountain to “practice good snow etiquette.”That involves:Parking only where legally allowed, and not blocking roadway accessfor emergency vehicles. Vehicles blocking any part of the roadway may becited or towed.Avoiding trespassing onto private property. Violators will be citedor arrested.Recognizing that area restroom facilities are limited orinaccessible at many locations that are frequented when snow is present.Removing any trash produced as waste-receptacle space is limited.Realizing snow and rain increase hazardous driving conditionsnecessitating caution when driving on slippery or iced-over roadways.Not drinking and driving, buckling up seat belts and obeyingtraffic laws. Overnight snowfall means chains required at Palomar Mountain KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Tax Bill Passes House After Second Vote

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The GOP tax bill has passed the House after Democrats in the Senate persuaded the chamber that several minor provisions in the House bill violated Senate rules, forcing the House into the second vote this morning, in a vote of 224 to 201. According to White House leaders, President Trump will hold an official signing ceremony at a later date. This morning, the House passed the tax bill for the second time. President Donald Trump has promised a news conference, this afternoon following the final vote to approve the GOP tax cut bill. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): “The passage of this bill marks a defining moment in our nation’s history. It’s been 31 years since we last reformed the tax code—and this bill comes not a moment too soon. It’s time we deliver relief, tax cuts, and good jobs for hard-working Americans.”center_img Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, President Trump referred to the passage a “historic victory for the American people.” The House approved the bill on Tuesday, December 19, and then after debating much of Tuesday, the Senate voted on the tax bill well after midnight, approving the bill, 51 to 48.last_img read more

Man killed in RAB gunfight

first_imgA man was killed in what the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) called a gunfight in Taushara of Khetal upazila in Joypurhat early Monday.According to UNB, RAB claimed that the deceased, Tofazzal Hossain alias Wazed, 37, son of late Wadud Sarker, a resident of Uttar Maheshpur Sarkar Para village, was accused in 12 to 13 drug cases.Commanding officer of Joypurhat RAB-5, said that on secret information, a team of RAB conducted a drive in the area around 1:45am.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, a group of people opened fire on them, forcing the lawmen to fire back, triggering the gunfight that left Wazed injured with bullet.The injured was taken to Khetlal Upazila Health Complex where the physicians declared him dead.The team recovered a pistol, one round bullet, bullet-shell, a magazine and 150 bottles of phensidyl.Two RAB members were also injured, according the law enforcers.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.last_img read more

As Fewer Refugees Settle In Houston Nonprofits Struggle To Maintain Operations

first_img Listen Photo: Courtesy of The AllianceA young refugee mother poses with her children at The Alliance’s spring festival held at the Arab American Cultural and Community Center in Houston.The Alliance of Houston is historically one of the largest refugee resettlement organizations in Texas. Before Trump took office, the nonprofit resettled roughly 750 refugee families a year. Then the president lowered the cap for refugee admissions, and The Alliance was contracted to take in some 450 families over the course of a year. But Alliance CEO Dan Stoecker said he doubts is organization will even reach that number. He said if refugee resettlement continues at its current rate, he estimates end-of-year numbers somewhere in the 200 range. “When the numbers aren’t even half now of even what the government promised that we should count on,” said Stoecker, “it makes it very difficult for all the non-profit agencies in Houston and across America to really have stable business operations.”Stoecker said when the government doesn’t send families to resettle, his organization loses out on the reimbursements they were anticipating. He’s having to adjust budgets, programs and staffing to balance the organization’s budget. 00:00 /00:55 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Stoecker said he’s disappointed by the administration’s cap to refugee resettlement and is considering offering assistance abroad as an alternative way to address the refugee crisis. “This is the biggest refugee crisis in history, but at the same time America isn’t really doing its equal part,” Stoecker said.  Sharelast_img read more

Cong spared Reliance SEZ of Rs 50cr fine Haryana Min

first_imgAs Opposition leaders raised the Reliance SEZ issue in the Assembly on Tuesday, State Finance and Industries Minister Abhimanyu said the then state government had entered into a MoU with Reliance Industries in 2005 to set up the Special Economic Zone in the Gurgaon-Jhajjar region.“A MoU was signed between HSIIDC and Reliance Ventures Limited on December 12, 2005. Based on the decision of the Haryana Cabinet, HSIIDC signed a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Reliance Ventures Limited on June 19, 2006, for setting up a multi product SEZ over an area of 25,000 acres in Gurgaon-Jhajjar. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“However, it was later decided to shelve the SEZ project and JVA was terminated on August 29, 2014,” Abhimanyu said, while adding that the previous Congress government had promised “lakhs of jobs” and huge investment in the state from the project. To questions raised by some independent and INLD MLAs, Abhimanyu informed the House that “no tender/competitive bidding process was followed in firming up the project, but a MoU was signed between the two parties….” The minister further stated that many decisions regarding the Reliance SEZ project were taken by the Council of Ministers of the previous Congress government and some even outside the knowledge of the State Cabinet. He also said that Reliance Industries had returned nearly 1,384 acres of land in Gurgaon that was acquired for its SEZ. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindRHSL had last year returned 1,383.68 acres of land in Gurgaon acquired from HSIIDC for setting up SEZs. Responding to a question raised by an INLD MLA, the Minister said that a penalty of approximately Rs 50 crore could have been slapped by the previous Congress government on the company, but it chose not to do so. RHSL, was a joint venture between Reliance Ventures Ltd (RVL), RIL’s wholly-owned subsidiary, and government of Haryana through HSIIDC. The JV was established for development of SEZs/Model Economic Township (MET) project and other infrastructure facilities in Haryana.last_img read more

Heat relief mission State introduces AC tram for daily passengers

first_imgKolkata: The state Transport department has introduced an air conditioned tram for daily passengers in the city.Till now, the air conditioned trams were only used on special occasions such as birthdays of dignitaries and celebration of events. Such trams were hired for some time with a designated charge on hourly basis. “At present, we have only four AC trams in our fleet and we have introduced one of them for daily commuters. It is aimed at providing relief to passengers in the summer months,” a senior official of West Bengal Trasnport Corporation (WBTC) said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe AC tram, which is plying from the end of April, has a fare of Rs 20 per head. At present, the tram is plying in Shyambazar-Esplanade and Nonapukur-Esplanade routes. The tram having a single bogey is perfectly suited for city roads, which is congested due to heavy traffic. In fact a number of tram routes in the city have been affected due to metro project work. The service of the tram is available from 10 am to 7 pm daily. “We are getting a good response and after monitoring the number of passengers for some months. We may roll out one or two more AC trams in future,” the official added. The seating capacity of the tram is 28. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe two special AC trams — Banalata and Charuibeti — that are being used for joyrides particularly during weekends have basic kitchen facilities for making tea, coffee and serving hot snacks. But, the AC tram for daily commuters will not have such facilities. The AC buses have contributed reasonably in boosting the exchequer of the state Transport department particularly during the summer months. “We are hopeful that the AC tram also will also be a hit,” the official said.last_img read more

Two lanes closed on M6 Southbound in West Midlands

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists using the M6 Southbound can expect delays this morning – due to two lanes being closed due to a spillage in the West Midlands. The lanes are blocked on the carriageway between Junction 10 and Junction 9, near Walsall and Wednesbury, while repair work is carried out on the barriers and the spillage is cleared up. The motorway was initially closed fully at around 5.30am this morning after a car crashed into the barrier although one lane has now reopened. Traffic is queueing as it approaches the closed area – with some delays reported. A Highways England spokesman said: “The M6 has two lanes blocked southbound between J10 and J9 Walsall Wednesbury – to allow barrier repairs and treatment for a spillage from an earlier collision.” The driver of the car, who was not seriously injured, was arrested following the accident, according to Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG). A CMPG spokesman said: “RTC on M6 south junction 10 – 9 minor injury but could have been avoided, driver in custody having failed roadside breath test.” Read MoreMore than 1,100 homes without power in North Staffordshire Engineers working to repair the damage (Image: Highways England) It is unclear when the road will reopen fully at this stage, with repairs expected to continue throughout the day, but we will provide you further updates throughout the day. For more road and railway updates from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire – plus furthers from further afield we think will affect people from our region travelling today – visit our dedicated traffic and travel channel here. What is the legal alcohol limit for drivers in England?The legal alcohol limit for drivers in England (as well as Wales and Northern Ireland) is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of blood in your body, 35 micrograms of alcohol for 100 every millilitres of breath and 107 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of urine. The limit is lower in Scotland with the limit reduced in December 2014 to 50 milligrammes of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood (or 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath).last_img read more

High definition TV penetration in mature TV market

first_imgHigh definition TV penetration in mature TV markets will soon reach a level that means broadcasters and pay TV operators can consider ending standard definition broadcasts, according to new research.HD-ready penetration will double from 25.9% at end-2011 to 50.9% in 2016. However, HD-ready penetration will be higher than 80% in 18 countries by 2016, Digital TV Research says.Globally, the number of HD-ready TV homes will double between now and the end of 2016, taking the total to 652 million, according to Digital TV Research. The number of ‘HD-active’ homes will, meanwhile, treble across the same time period, reaching almost 500 million.last_img read more

Al Jazeeras battle with Canal Plus over premium s

first_imgAl Jazeera’s battle with Canal Plus over premium sports rights in France looks set to enter a new phase. According to a report in Le Figaro newspaper, the Qatar-based broadcaster is close to striking a deal to acquire French rights to Spain’s La Liga football for €20 million.Rightsholder MediaPro has already rejected an offer of €6.5 million from Canal Plus. The French pay TV broadcaster and Al Jazeera have been locked in a struggle to acquire national and international football rights that most recently saw the pair agree to share Italian Serie A rights.Al Jazeera has acquired rights to some French Ligue 1 games, with Canal Plus holding the remainder, while the Qatar broadcaster also secured rights to European Champions League matches and, together with M6, Europa League games. Canal Plus retains rights to English Premier League matches.last_img read more

Scripps Networks International has appointed Kevin

first_imgScripps Networks International has appointed Kevin Chorlins its US-based senior VP, international content and brand strategy.Chorlins has been upped from VP, marketing and communications at channel operator Scripps’ international division. Prior to joining Scripps’ international division, Chorlins was VP, marketing for Scripps’ DIY Network.In the newly created role at Scripps, he will head up international strategy and marketing for Scripps programme franchises and channels. He will also oversee communications.Chorlins will report to to Jim Samples, president of Scripps Networks International. He said: “As the company has developed experienced programmers and marketers in London, Singapore and now Brazil, it’s important that our international teams have a strong support base in the United States.”last_img read more

The European General Courts ruling annulling Libe

first_imgThe European General Court’s ruling annulling Liberty Global and Vodafone-Ziggo’s joint venture in the Netherlands is “more of a nuisance” than a major blow for Liberty Global, according to the company’s president and CEO Mike Fries. Fries said he was “pretty confident” the deal would be cleared “in due course”.The ruling means that the European Commission has to re-examine its original approval of the VodafoneZiggo JV to take account of the court’s finding that it didn’t provide a proper analysis of the impact of the deal on the premium sports market.Fries said that both Telenet and VodafoneZiggo had shown that synergies from fixed-mobile convergence were “real” and “probably bigger than we thought”. He said that fixed-mobile convergence and a quad-play bundle were “huge drivers of growth and value creation”. However, he said, a standalone mobile offering that is not converged was “challenging”, given the competitive nature of that business and regulatory headwinds.Speaking about regulation more broadly, Fries said that “battle lines” were being drawn over the implementation of the EC’s new electronic communications code and in particular over how much authority would be vested in national regulators to interpret the rules.Fries said that Liberty was “totally aligned with the EU Commission” and with other telcos in viewing existing regulations as sufficient, but wonted that the European Parliament and Council were “grappling with their own interpretations” of the code.last_img read more