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2012 New South Wales Country Championships

first_imgThe event will be the first time that Dubbo Touch Association will use their brand new clubhouse after receiving help from the Tooheys New Crew in recent weeks. The Tooheys New Crew will be helping put the finishing touches on the clubhouse this Thursday and Friday, before the venue is officially launched at 10.00am on Saturday morning. The 2012 event will see teams compete across seven divisions for nine titles at the championships – Men’s Open, Women’s Open/Women’s 20’s, Mixed Open, Men’s 35’s, Men’s 40’s/45’s, Women’s 40’s and Men’s 50’s. The 81 teams, representing 30 affiliates across the state, will make the trip to Dubbo in the hope of returning home with the title of New South Wales Country Champions. The Wollongong Devils will be hopeful of taking out back-to-back titles in 2012 after winning four titles at the 2011 event. 2012 Australian Open representatives Dylan Hennessey (Peninsula), Matt Tope (Wollongong) and Dylan Thompson (Central Coast) will be three of approximately 1,000 participants to take part in the weekend. The Dubbo Devils will have five teams competing in the championships, in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open/20’s, Mixed Open, Men’s 35’s and Women’s 40’s divisions. Games will commence at 8.15am on Saturday morning, with finals to be played at the following times on Sunday: 1.50pm – Women’s Open, Women’s 20’s2.25pm – Mixed Open, Men’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s3.00pm – Men’s Open, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 50’s, Women’s 40’s  To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 New South Wales Country Championships, please click on the link below:www.nswcountrychamps.mytouchfooty.comlast_img read more

10 months agoTorino going back to Chelsea for second loan signing

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Torino going back to Chelsea for second loan signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTorino are going back to Chelsea this month for a second loan signing.After the success of Ola Aina this season, Toro now want to sign his Chelsea teammate, Lucas Piazon.The Granata plan to move to Piazon this month, with plans for an initial loan arrangement.The Brazilian is tied to Chelsea until 2020, though has struggled for first team action as a Blues player.The most success Piazon has enjoyed in England was a loan spell with Fulham in the Championship. last_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan defender Calabria: I’ve never seen a striker like Higuain

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say AC Milan defender Calabria: I’ve never seen a striker like Higuainby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan defender Davide Calabria admits he appreciates working with Gonzalo Higuain.The striker is currently struggling for goals.But Calabria says, “I told my agent that I’d never seen a striker like Higuain. He’s very good and always done well wherever he’s played.“Is there a problem with him? No, there isn’t. He’s having a tough time, which can happen, but he’s our Cristiano Ronaldo, given us prestige and something more to the team in general terms.“He’s won a lot and he has so much experience. Maldini? He’s an idol. I’ve always said and thought that seeing him gives me something more, even in training.” last_img read more

Canadian officials look for answers as Trump unveils missiledefence plan

first_imgOTTAWA — U.S. President Donald Trump is rolling out an ambitious vision for bolstering his country’s defences against missile attacks whose scope and costs could have major implications for Canada and North American security.Canadian officials were watching closely as Trump revealed his vision following a U.S. review of American and allied defences against new missiles developed by Russia, China and other adversaries.Trump underscored both the importance of working with allies and having them shoulder their share of the costs of defending against missiles and other threats.He put a heavy emphasis on space-based surveillance and defences to stop different kinds of missile attacks against the U.S. from anywhere in the world.Canada has worked with the U.S. for decades to monitor incoming ballistic missiles through the early-warning system known as the North American Aerospace Defence Command, or Norad.But that system needs to be upgraded soon and several Canadian officials told The Canadian Press that the government is working to better understand what Trump’s vision means for Canada.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Rony Lopes believes Portugal is confident

first_imgThe Portuguese forward thinks his team is ready to get a win against Italy in the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League seasonThe Portugal national team is set to debut in the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League season, but they will have a difficult opponent in front: Italy.The Azzurri already debuted on the competition and salvage a 1-1 draw against Poland in Bologna.And now they will play against the Portuguese in Lisbon.For forward Rony Lopes, Italy is good, but Portugal is better.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We are confident,” the 22-year-old striker told the media as reported by Football Italia.“The fact Italy drew with Poland gives us even more belief and motivation to top the group. Italy is a good team with good players, but Portugal is ready to win.”“This team has a bright future ahead of it, as there’s a lot of quality and young players happy to learn from the experience of the elders,” he continued.“Cristiano [Ronaldo] is the best player in the world and it’d be a privilege for me to play by his side. It’s not happened yet, but I hope it will do soon,” he said.last_img read more

Industry Outlook Forum Focuses On Diversity

first_imgThe forum, which is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD), focuses on industry outlook for the upcoming year. The forum is free and open to the public. You can register on the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District website. KPEDD Director Tim Dillon wants to ensure the upcoming forum highlights as many industries in the Kenai Peninsula as possible: “We have a very diverse economy, and that’s one thing people will see at the Forum if they come. We have so many different things going on down here on the Kenai Peninsula.” Facebook4TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In previous years, the Industry Outlook Forum has spent significant time forecasting the future, with oil and mining executives laying out their plans for development; the upcoming event will focus on the diversity of the Kenai Peninsula’s economy. The upcoming forum will take place on Wednesday, January 9th 2019 at the Christian Community Church in Homer.last_img read more

Is The Millennial Workforce Into Oil And Gas

first_img X Listen Michael HagertyDavid Baggett, managing partner at Opportune, says the energy industry needs millennials.The oil downturn has caused many college students interested in energy-related fields to rethink their career choices.But David Baggett, managing partner at Houston-based energy consulting firm Opportune, says the oil and gas industry needs millennials – and there are signs that the feeling is mutual.His company is trying to attract more recent graduates to ensure a smooth leadership transition and keep its workforce young.Click on the play button above to listen to the interview. 00:00 /03:30 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Baltimore Police Need Options to Deal with Mentally Ill

first_imgWhen police officers encountered “Christopher” he was standing in the street, “speaking religious verses and arguing with himself” –naked.In response to what police believed was “mental illness,” three officers attempted to handcuff him for the ride to a hospital for evaluation.The Department of Justice report on the Baltimore Police outlines the department’s failings when it comes to dealing with suspects who may have mental health issues. (Baltimore Police Department)When he resisted by “attempting to grab and bite officers,” Christopher was stun gunned into submission. There were no documented attempts to de-escalate the situation.By the time he arrived at a hospital, he was calm, but now both Christopher and two officers had physical injuries.Christopher was never formally under arrest or charged with any crime. And his case, detailed in the Department of Justice’s investigation report on the Baltimore Police Department released in August, is not unique.Calls for help with mental health are turning into unnecessary use of force cases by police nationwide, according to the report.In addition to targeting African Americans for unconstitutional stops, searches, and arrests, the DOJ said the “BPD’s use of force against individuals with mental health disabilities or experiencing crisis violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.”The report found that one in every four excessive force cases between 2010 and 2016 involved a person with mental illness or in a mental health crisis.“Due to a lack of training and improper tactics, BPD officers end up in unnecessarily violent confrontations with these vulnerable individuals,” said the report.Lt. Jarron Jackson told the AFRO that the BPD does have the Behavioral Emergency Services Team (BEST) program, which provides 40 hours of instruction to police academy trainees. The BEST program focuses on de-escalating mental health crisis calls and tying persons in need to mental health services- not the legal system.Officers receive guidance on when to involve one of the local crisis intervention teams partnered with the BEST program and information on different mental health resources.“Officers are taught how to deal with persons that are going through a mental health or emotional crisis,” said Jackson, but only hostage negotiations situations receive accompaniment by a mental health professional.Though the BEST program became part of the police academy in 2010, the Department of Justice was still able to identify a clear pattern of injustice in dealings with Baltimore’s mentally ill.The BEST program was in operation when “Christopher” was stunned in 2011. There is no evidence that anyone tried to reach out to members of the BEST program or a local crisis intervention team, according to the DOJ report.“In too many of these calls, officers arrive at the homes of families, knowing they are being called to assist with a mental health incident, without a plan to account for the mental health issue,” read the report. “BPD has failed to make reasonable modifications in its policies, practices, and procedures to avoid discriminating against people with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.”Leaders in the mental healthcare field and some nominees from April’s primary election agree the system of handling calls for help with mental crisis or illness needs improvement.Edgar Wiggins, founding executive director of the Baltimore Crisis Response, said of roughly 25,000 calls for his crisis team annually, “Calls from the police are very, very limited.”“When police get calls about people in crisis they are concerned about crime. The law enforcement response is to get the situation under control,” said Wiggins. “They do an emergency petition and take that person to the emergency room. That’s not ideal.”Wiggins’ organization helps train Baltimore City officers through the BEST program and said, “There is a movement to have a comprehensive intervention team (CIT) model- then you have comprehensive service.”Zeke Cohen (D), poised to represent the first district, said many of the “…mentally ill are also struggling with homelessness addiction, job loss and other forms of trauma. There is no continuum of care. Providers work incredibly hard to address what comes in the ER door, but there should be a larger framework for dealing with mental illness and homelessness in our city.”Sen. Catherine Pugh, who clenched the democratic nomination for mayor in the April primaries, told the AFRO “There are programs that are already in Baltimore when we talk about mental health issues.”When asked if she was in favor of mental health professionals responding with police when advance knowledge identifies a mental health crisis or illness, Pugh said “Let me be real clear- I’m not the mayor yet.”last_img read more

Radiocarbon study suggests ChauvetPont dArc cave art much older than thought

first_img(Phys.org)—A long-term study by an international team of researchers has led to findings that suggest drawings in the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave are approximately 10,000 years older than has been previously thought. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their study and the timeline of the cave they were able to build. © 2016 Phys.org More information: Anita Quiles et al. A high-precision chronological model for the decorated Upper Paleolithic cave of Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche, France, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1523158113AbstractRadiocarbon dates for the ancient drawings in the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave revealed ages much older than expected. These early ages and nature of this Paleolithic art make this United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) site indisputably unique. A large, multidisciplinary dating program has recently mapped the anthropological evolution associated with the cave. More than 350 dates (by 14C, U-Th, TL and 36Cl) were obtained over the last 15 y. They include 259 radiocarbon dates, mainly related to the rock art and human activity in the cave. We present here more than 80 previously unpublished dates. All of the dates were integrated into a high-precision Bayesian model based on archaeological evidence to securely reconstruct the complete history of the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave on an absolute timescale. It shows that there were two distinct periods of human activity in the cave, one from 37 to 33,500 y ago, and the other from 31 to 28,000 y ago. Cave bears also took refuge in the cave until 33,000 y ago. Rock analysis suggests France cave art is ‘oldest’ Explore further Bears in red ochre, Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave. Credit: Jean-Michel Geneste, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication Black rhino at the entrance of Megaloceros Gallery, Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave. Credit: Jean-Michel Geneste, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, in the Ardèche, southern France, has become famous for being the oldest known human decorated cave in the world. First discovered in 1994, the cave has since become a Unesco World Heritage Site—its walls are decorated with hand prints and drawings of 14 different species of animals including cave bears, wooly rhinos and several types of big cats. For many years, it was believed the cave paintings were made approximately 22,000–18,000 BC, now it appears the cave had a much longer and more varied history. In this new effort, the researchers used radio-carbon dating techniques on approximately 250 ‘objects’ in the cave, over a span of 15 years. The objects included material used to draw animals, charcoal (from fires on the ground, in marks applied directly to the wall and from torch burns) and bones from an assortment of animals.In analyzing the data, the researchers found they were able to create a time-line for the cave, which showed that it had been inhabited at least twice by early humans, and sometimes, by bears. They report that humans first inhabited the cave approximately 37,000 to 33,500 years ago and then again from 31,000 to 28,000 years ago. There was also evidence that bears had inhabited the cave for a time around 33,000 years ago, which coincides with human occupation, though the researchers do not believe both lived in the cave at the same time. Both species abandoned the cave due to dangerous rock slides—the second was strong enough to partially cover the opening to the cave, which likely accounts for no new occupations by either species in the ensuing years.The new time-line suggests historians will have to push back the estimated time during which our ancestors first developed wall painting skills—those in the cave demonstrate a higher level of proficiency than was believed to have existed at the time. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Citation: Radio-carbon study suggests Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave art much older than thought (2016, April 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-04-radio-carbon-chauvet-pont-darc-cave-art.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Court says cattle national wealth grants lifer to 7

first_imgAdditional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau said the government should step in and draft a national policy to protect and take care of the rescued cattle which are being rampantly released on ‘superdari’ (undertaking) to those who are being booked for the violation of special laws relating to protection of animals.‘This they do by taking advantage of lacuna in existing law which is totally silent on how these rescued animals are required to be dealt with. Under no circumstances can these animals/cattle be handed over to the same persons from whose clutches they have been rescued.‘This lacuna in law, rather mischief in law needs an urgent attention of the law framers so that it is plugged at the earliest. Cattle wealth of the country has to be protected at any cost not only because it is connected to important issues of national health but also because its an issue which is closely knitted to religious beliefs and sentiments of a class of society which have to be respected,’ the court said.The court said that in order to fulfil the constitutional obligations, ‘it is desirable for the government of India to step in and seriously draft out a National Policy where the animals/cattle so rescued, particularly the milch cattle which are the national wealth of our country, are protected, preserved and taken care of’.The court’s 538-page judgement came in a case relating to an encounter between a gang of cattle lifters from Mewat, on the outskirts of the national capital, and the Delhi police in the Outer Delhi district on the intervening night of January 18-19, 2013, when the accused were trying to flee by taking away the animals for the purpose of slaughtering.It awarded the jail term to Uttar Pradesh residents Anwar, Ankur Kumar, Sanwar, Khalid, Tasleem, Hasrat and Asif for the offences of attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy, obstructing public servant in discharging duty, assaulting and voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty under the IPC.last_img read more