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Green named state 4-H winner

first_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 7:24 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2009 “Miss Magic Power is 20 years old and she has arthritis so she had to be retired,” Green said. “She was included in my 4-H equine project. I told how I took care of her when she had an infected foot and again when she had rain rot, which is a skin fungus.”Green also cared for Letohatchee when his throat became clogged and the vet had to clear his throat by inserting a tube.“Now I mix mineral oil with his feed so his throat won’t get clogged,” she said.Green’s paint horse, Papa Law’s King is about 14 years old and also has arthritis and is retired.“Letohatchee is just five years old so, hopefully, I’ll be able to show him for a long time,” she said. “I show in the halter class. That’s when your horse is judged on how it behaves and its composition. I also compete in speed, open, junior and pleasuring racking. Speed racking is my favorite because when they open the gate it’s like a stampede.”Letohatchee was a16th birthday gift to Green from Jimmy Baker.Green has won a “ton” of ribbons with Letohatchee but the thing that made her most proud is that Letohatchee beat Baker’s horse, which is a half-brother to him, in a speed event.“My goal was for my horse to beat Mr. Jimmy’s,” Green said. “I love horses and that’s why my 4-H project was so important to me and why this award is, too.” Green named state 4-H winner By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder “The award is based on years of record keeping that bring the project together, ” she said. “It’s a long documentation process and then a rather lengthy and involved interview.”Although making application for the state award was time consuming and a reason for butterflies, Green said all of the effort was worthwhile.“The award means a great deal to me because it’s an opportunity that could help me get into the veterinarian equine school at Auburn,” she said. “I’ve been invited to attend a veterinarian clinic at Auburn in July and I’ve been asked to take the ACT and get my scores sent to Auburn.” Skip When Dresden Green talks horses, the excitement in her voice is a good indication as to why the Charles Henderson High School sophomore is the 2009 Alabama 4-H Equine Science Achievement Award winner.“A portion of the selection process is an interview with the judges,” said Tammy Powell, Pike County Extension coordinator. “Dresden loves what she does and it shows. I’m sure that she did extremely well in her interview and, too, she has kept outstanding records of all that she has done with her equine project over the years. She is very deserving of this award and this recognition.”Powell said the application process for the 4-H Equine Science Achievement Award is a long and tedious one. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Green’s 4-H equine project is more than just a project. It’s what she does and what she loves and it also directs her career path.Green shows Tennessee Walking horses and is the proud owner of a most unusual Tennessee Walker.“Letohatchee’s Clearwater is a solid white stallion with two blue eyes,” Green said. “Horses usually have brown eyes. But there’s the certain gene that some horses have that gives them blue eyes. And, it’s even more unusual to get a solid white Tennessee Walking Horse.”Green has two other Tennessee Walking horses but both of them have been retired from the ring. 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Frank Named MVC Softball Newcomer Of The Week

first_imgST. LOUIS – Freshman infielder Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) of the Drake University softball team was named the first Missouri Valley Conference Softball Newcomer of the Week for the 2016 season, the league office announced on Monday, Feb. 15. Frank had an impressive debut weekend for Drake who compiled a 4-1 record at the UNI-Dome Classic. The first-year outfielder was 9-for-18 (.500) at the plate with one home run, three doubles, three runs scored and four runs batted in while compiling a .526 on-base percentage and an .833 slugging percentage. Frank smacked her first career home run, a two-run shot, in a win over South Dakota State on Sunday. In the five games, Kennedy didn’t strikeout, drew one walk and stole two bases. Drake will return to the field at the Razorback Invitational on Feb. 27-28 with one game each day against UMKC and the hosts, Arkansas. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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South Africa turns to cinema to build young entrepreneurs

first_imgIt seems impossible until it’s done – this was one of the key messages remembered by schoolchildren who were part of Step Up 2 a Start Up II event.The learners were given a toolkit and were encouraged to combine their theatre learning with their classroom learning. (Image: Primestars Marketing Facebook)Brand South Africa ReporterIt seems impossible until it’s done – this was one of the key messages remembered by schoolchildren who were part of Step Up 2 a Start Up II event, held countrywide on 12 September.Step Up 2 a Start Up II ran over five weeks on Saturdays, from 15 August to 12 September. About 300 learners gathered at specific cinemas each Saturday, where they learned how to start their own businesses. About 15 000 learners across the country were reached.All five sessions ran simultaneously in 15 Ster-Kinekor cinemas across the country, including The Boardwalk in Richards Bay, Gateway Commercial in Umhlanga, North Cape Mall in Kimberly, and Sandton City in Johannesburg. All of the events began at the same time, at 9am.Facilitated by PrimeStars Marketing and endorsed by Proudly South African, the initiative celebrates youth entrepreneurship on the big screen. Step Up 2 a Start Up II is mainly sponsored by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), Absa, MTN, Sasol and Putco.Brand South Africa contributed as well under its Play Your Part initiative. Play Your Part is a national campaign that encourages all South Africans to contribute to positive change. Step Up 2 a Start Up II is a perfect example of that because it encourages young people to identify and solve problems in their communities through entrepreneurship.The learners were given a toolkit and were encouraged to combine their theatre learning with their classroom learning. Step Up 2 a Start Up II, said the organisers, also showcased role models and prepared learners for entry into the Maker-preneur of the Year Competition.InspiredSpeaking on Saturday, Contrak Molewa of Bokgoni Technical School in Atteridgeville, Tshwane said that before watching the movie his ideas to start a business were scattered. “I have so many ideas. And I now know which direction I want to go to.”The 17-year-old said the film taught him that it was okay to fail in order to succeed. “The film was inspiring. I found out that Steve Jobs also failed a few times. Another thing I learned was that networking was important.”Moses Mhlwana, a 16-year-old learned from Bokgoni Technical School, said he realised that entrepreneurs must have ideas that would help Africans. People must benefit from your idea. “As an entrepreneur you should think about how you can improve life [of those around you].”Vanessa Sibanda said she did not know that starting a business would be so easy. “I learned [from the film] that we can get ideas from adults around us,” said the 13-year-old, who attends Sunrise Secondary School in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.The competitionIn addition, the Maker-preneur of the Year Competition is open to learners in grades 9 to 12 who have participated in the Step Up 2 a Start Up II cinema programme. Schools attending were chosen by the Department of Basic Education. Other schools wanting to join the programme should contact the NYDA.In the competition, the students need to adhere to the credo: “Design it, make it, sell it.” Competition prizes include bursaries and electronic goods. The competition closes on 30 October. The finalists will be notified between 16 and 20 November.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Festus was his name

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many farmers keep a pet cow or pig, but they aren’t much for sentimentality, not like your typical off-the-farm pet owner. To the farmer, medical care is important until the cost exceeds the value of an animal. When this threshold is crossed, farmers often become very pragmatic and usually opt to send the animal to market or put it down.Pet owners, on the other hand, usually want only the best for their animals. They will often spend considerable sums for an animal’s welfare and their own peace of mind. My late wife, Judy, and I have found that nine times out of 10 when our phone rang in the middle of the night, we’re being awakened by a pet owner, rather than a farmer. Compared to farmers — for whom animals are their livelihood — pet owners often lack knowledge about animal care. Many times they call with a perceived problem that isn’t a significant issue or, at the other extreme; they call after their pet has been sick for days and is at risk of dying.So, when the phone rings at night, it could be for a life-threatening emergency, or it could just as easily be for a Siamese queen (female cat) in heat or a dog with a tapeworm that hasn’t been passed entirely, driving the dog nuts as he scoots on the floor to extricate it.When I received a call one summer night around midnight from Dick, a professional horse trainer I had known casually for some years, I couldn’t determine whether his call — about a sick dog — was for an emergency or just a case of tonsillitis. In the background I could hear the frantic voice of a girl who seemed to be getting impatient as I played 20 questions with Dick to determine if I should get dressed and go into the clinic to check the dog. After discussing the dog’s choking spell with Dick, I decided to meet them at the office. It would prove to be a memorable encounter, and a simple lesson in not judging a book by its cover or a dog by its name.Judy and I had a rule that unless a call is clearly not an emergency, we conduct an examination if the owner’s requests it. We know that once in a while a case that sounds less than serious turns out to be an emergency that requires immediate treatment.Dick’s persistence, reinforced by the girl’s voice in the background, made it clear to me that they would not wait until office hours, even though I was certain that this was not urgent. Off the phone, I had grumbled to Judy as I dressed in the dark. She sleepily told me to mind my manners when I got to the clinic.Driving to the office, I thought about Dick’s persistence. He had always seemed pretty laid back about the horses that he trained professionally. He called rarely, and then only if the horse were in danger of dying and he couldn’t get a cheaper vet. I thought that maybe the girl — I presumed his daughter — was turning him around, getting him to be more concerned for their animals. I chuckled to myself, knowing that wasn’t likely the case.The more likely story was that Dick knew he wasn’t going to be allowed to get any sleep until he called the vet. He was probably more upset at his daughter’s disturbing his sleep and the fact that he would have to pay my after-hours emergency fee. I felt better picturing Dick’s squirming about the fee; I decided to maintain a good attitude about the case.To my surprise, Dick didn’t accompany his daughter and her dog to the office. She was an attractive blonde, I’d say about 22 years old, and had a dazzling smile, which I figured was enough to weaken his defenses and the grip on his wallet.I made casual conversation with her and collected information to start a medical record on her dog. I knew that Dick was in his late fifties, so I asked if she was the youngest and only one left at home. Her face flushed as she quietly told me that Dick was her husband.Red-faced, I apologized to Janeen — that is, Dick’s wife — and mumbled some excuse about not having been to Dick’s in a long time. Then I did my best to pick myself up and get on with the case at hand. And that case was Festus. Yes, the dog’s name was Festus.Just as Janeen didn’t fit my preconceived notion of the wife of a 50-something horse trainer, her white-haired little lap dog, a wiry crossbred concoction, didn’t look like a Festus. More like a Fi-Fi or Pooh-Pooh.Festus didn’t like being on my examination table. Janeen stood on the opposite side of the table not offering much encouragement as I tried to size up the dog. He certainly wasn’t an emergency case. His choking had ceased during the drive to the office. I knew that he likely had tonsillitis and I should examine the back of his throat for the tell tale swollen glands. He also needed his temperature taken. But Festus wasn’t going to have any part of it.As I tried to maneuver around and grasp him by the scruff of the neck, he circled, never taking his eyes off my hand while his lip twitched. I could see that he was likely going to make his move just about the time I would attempt mine. Janeen just stood there paying no attention to the unfolding drama. Was it going to be grabbing the dog by the back of his neck to keep him from biting me, or was Festus going to beat me to the draw?After I started to make the first move, everything else seemed to progress in slow motion, like in an action movie, guns blazing, and the hero miraculously evading each bullet. Except that Festus clamped down on my right thumb with all the might his nine-pound body could muster. He was determined that I would cry “uncle” right there in front of his master.Janeen stood by dumbfounded. She made no attempt to restrain the dog or disengage him from my thumb. I winced in pain, as I jerked back my hand. The little dog, determined to hang on against the force of my whip-like reaction, began to lose his grip, his teeth grating against the skin of my thumb like a jagged vegetable peeler.Loosed from his human tether, Festus went airborne. He made a lazy arc over my head, and like a gymnast dismounting the parallel bars somersaulting a 360 in the air before “sticking” his landing perfectly in the scrub sink behind me. Just before landing, Festus bumped the faucet, turning it on. Janeen looked incredulous. I pondered the probability of my being sued for animal endangerment and malpractice. In the sink, Festus growled menacingly, as if to say, “I dare you to touch me again!” I meekly turned to Janeen and asked her to retrieve her little Festus from the sink before he caught his death of pneumonia from the cold water running on him. She quietly moved to the sink, and with a soothing voice got her dog to come to her while getting herself wet in the process.I tried to sound professional as I cleared my throat and suggested that we dispense with the examination as it would make Festus uncomfortable. I told her that I had some antibiotics that would fix his cough and that he would be fine.Janeen was agreeable, so I fixed Festus up with an antibiotic. I told her that she had been such a kind and understanding client that I saw no need for Dick to pay the after-hours charge. She wrote a check from Dick’s horse account and thanked me for coming in to the office.The next day Judy, as she logged the checks, asked why I had let the previous night’s emergency case off without the extra charge. She teased me that if she didn’t know better she’d say I had probably felt sorry for some “sweet young thing.” I shrugged off her comment, just thankful to have gotten out of that case with both of my thumbs. Author’s note – This story first appeared in my book, “Stories from the Land of Milk and Honey.” This story is being reprinted by popular request.last_img read more

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LinkedIn Password Breach: Protect Your Passwords!

first_imgcc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by totumwebLinkedIn, a networking site for professionals, has confirmed that some of the passwords in a set of over six million hashed passwords uploaded to an online forum by a hacker, correspond to LinkedIn accounts (full story from PCMag).The security breach at “the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, with 161 million members in over 200 countries and territories” (link), provides an opportune moment for users to think about their personal password policy.If you use LinkedInIf you are a member of the LinkedIn network, you should change your password. If you use the same password on other sites, you should change your password on those sites, as well.If you don’t use LinkedInWhile the currently reported breach involves passwords from LinkedIn and eHarmony, all users should reflect on their current use of passwords. If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, you should change the passwords you are using:I use a common word for my password.My password is less than eight characters long.I use the same password on multiple sites.My password is among those most commonly used.Password tipsIn response to the password leak, LinkedIn has a blog post recommending users change their passwords that includes some account security and privacy best practices. Some recommendations when choosing a password:Longer passwords are better than shorter onesUse a variety of character types (e.g., uppercase, numbers, punctuation marks, etc.)Use a different password for each sitePeriodically change passwordsManaging passwordsRemembering a different complex password for each site you use is a challenge. There are password management tools available to help, ranging from built-in browser tools to stand-alone applications. Whether or not you can use these tools may depend on the policies of your employer. While writing down your passwords with pen and paper is not generally recommended, it may be preferable to using the same weak password on multiple sites.What was leaked?The data uploaded to a forum contained 6,458,020 hashed passwords, but the associated email addresses were not included. It’s not clear if the people in possession of the hashed passwords also have the email addresses, which would be necessary to use the passwords to log in.What’s a hashed password?Most systems don’t store a user’s password in plain text, but instead store a value that results from applying a cryptographic algorithm (hash) to the password. The resulting value is referred to as a “hashed password.”For example, the value “1234567890” when hashed with SHA-1 algorithm (the same algorithm  used by LinkedIn) results in a hashed password of “01b307acba4f54f55aafc33bb06bbbf6ca803e9a”. When a user enters their password, it is hashed, and the hashed values are compared to determine if it is the correct password.Storing hashed passwords provides an additional layer of security, since a breach like this doesn’t result in the plain-text passwords being leaked. However, because the algorithm used to hash the passwords is known, it is possible for an attacker to create a table that contains possible passwords and their corresponding hashes. It is then a matter of looking for the hashed password in the table and matching it to the corresponding plain-text password.Since it would be difficult to construct a table of all possible passwords, these tables will typically be constructed using short and common passwords (one reason users should select long and complex passwords.)More informationPassword recommendations – CERN Computer Security Author: Stephen Judd (+Stephen Judd, @sjudd) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.last_img read more

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Filoil: Allyn Bulanadi, RK Ilagan power unbeaten Stags past Cardinals in OT

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Warren Bonifacio put up 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinals. FILE – Allyn Bulanadi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Sebastian remained perfect in Group A after fending off Mapua in overtime, 100-95, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Stags climbed to 3-0 to stay atop Group A while the Cardinals slipped to 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT Sean Anthony, NorthPort scrape past import-less NLEX for 2-0 start PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments Allyn Bulanadi and RK Ilagan came up big, scoring eight points apiece for the Golden Stags in overtime effectively brushing off their collapse in the fourth quarter.San Sebastian squandered a 79-70 lead late in the fourth after Eric Jabel drilled back-to-back threes to spark the Cardinals’ comeback.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The good thing about this win was they didn’t give up, one thing for sure the boys didn’t play well but because of the character that they didn’t want to lose we bounced back,” said Stags head coach Egay Macaraya.Bulanadi finished with a game-high 28 points with seven rebounds while Ilagan had 22 points.last_img read more

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A SET OF SIX – VOLUME THREE

first_imgTouch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s Media Scholarship Holder Henry Holland and TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks will bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s A Set of Six – volume 3. WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 1  WA teams’ first training day for 2007 Barbarians CupThe Western Australian (WA) Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open State teams came together on Sunday 20 May. The training session was the first step in preparation for the 2007 Barbarians Cup in Darwin. Players from various WA affiliates went through their paces at the Northern Districts Touch Club. A follow-up session is scheduled for Sunday 27 May from 9am at the same venue.WA players will compete against the Northern Territory at the Barbarians Cup on 13- 14 July 2007. Last year Perth hosted the inaugural Barbarians Cup, which was won by WA. The 2007 Cup is also the selection tournament for the Barbarians team to contest the 2008 National Touch League, to be played in Coffs Harbour.Other Events: North West Championships and North West Junior Development Camp in Broome next weekend, 2-3 June 2007.Touch West web-site: www.touchwest.comNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play: #2                                                                                                               Dennis Coffey conducts Level 1 Coaching Course in Darwin National Coaching Director and World Cup Coach Dennis Coffey conducted a Level One Coaching course in Darwin from 18- 20 May 2007. Participants attending the course explored aspects such as general principles of Touch, basic rules, and Grids and Drills. During the course Dennis also assessed some of the coaches’ presentation skills in order to allow the Northern Territory to become self-sufficient and conduct their own courses in the future. All participants enjoyed the course and are very keen to put their new skills into practice.Other Events: Level One Coaching Course to be conducted by Dennis Coffey in Alice Springs this weekend.The Touch Football Northern Territory Web-site: www.touchnt.com.auQUEENSLANDPlay: # 3Delfin Junior Tri-Series Tournament – Round OneThe first tournament in the 2007 Queensland Junior Tri-Series was held at Redlands Touch on Sunday 20 May 2007. The Arthur Davis Memorial Junior Carnival attracted 70 affiliated teams from South Queensland and Border Districts, the South West Queensland Region, and the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA). Boys and girls competed in under-10s, 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s.SWQ and SQBD teams are competing for the Delfin Tri Series Trophy in all age divisions. The champion affiliate will be crowned at the completion of the third leg of the Series with the trophy being awarded to the affiliate who performs best across the three tournaments in all divisions.Overall Divisional winners will be awarded a set of Delfin Tri-Series Champion Team commemorative t-shirts to mark their victory.Winners in each division contested at Redlands were:10 Years Girls: Gold Coast10 Years Boys: BMTA12 Years Girls: Gold Coast12 Years Boys: Gold Coast14 Years Girls: BMTA14 Years Boys: Redlands16 Years Girls: Toowoomba16 Years Boys: Redlands18 Years Girls: First Contact18 Years Boys: BMTAThe second tournament in the tri-series will be held in Toowoomba on the 10 June 2007. The Toowoomba tournament will be open to teams from the same regions as the Redlands Tournament. The final event will be held on the Gold Coast on the 24 June 2007. The Gold Coast tournament shapes as the biggest in the series, with between 70-100 teams expected to compete. The Tri-series, in its second year in existence, will be used by teams as a warm up and selection process for the inaugural Queensland Junior State Championships on the Queen’s Birthday long-weekend, and the  Queensland Junior State Cup from 5-8 July 2007. Other events: SQBD Junior Development Camp at Tallebudgera Recreation Camp this weekend.The Touch Football Queensland website: www.qldtouch.com.auAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)                                                         Play: # 4ACT Touch Contingent heads for Dubbo this weekendACT Touch will send four teams away to the NSWTA Country Championships in Dubbo this weekend. Several ACT based referees will also attend the event under the capable coordination of newly elected ACT Referees Association President, Michael Camplin. This year’s tournament is the first time that non-NSW teams have the opportunity to win the championships. Last year interstate teams were invited but played off in an interstate challenge instead of progressing through the main draw. ACT players are excited about the opportunity to take on the best from NSW. ACT Touch would like to thank NWSTA for the opportunity to play and participate fully in the tournament.Other events:The Inaugural ACT Touch junior winter competition starts at Deakin this Monday night.The Boys High Schools Gala Day will be held on 25 May 2007. This event will take place a week before the Girls High Schools Gala Day on 1 June 2007. ACT Touch is pleased to announce that its strong relationship with ACT Health continues for 2007/08, with ACT Touch receiving continued funding under the Health Promotion Grants scheme. ACT Touch is running a two-part Level 1 Selectors course in June. ACT Head Selector Sandra Hughes will deliver the course. Further details can be obtained by contacting Chris Tarlinton on telephone 6212 2880 or e-mail [email protected] The ACT Touch Association web-site: www.acttouch.com.auVICTORIA:Play: # 5TFA-Victoria awarded $40,000 Grassroots Sports Grant from Victorian Sport and RecreationThe Victorian Government has awarded Touch Football Australia – Victoria a Grassroots Sport Grant, worth $40,000 over two years. The grant will assist TFA-Victoria development officers promoting grassroots Touch Football in the target areas of outer metro Melbourne and regional Victoria. The grant is a clear sign of the increasing recognition of Touch Football by the Victorian Government as a great game for all ages, especially juniors.TFA-Victoria is confident that several more key project grants will be awarded over the coming weeks from the Victorian Sport and Recreation Department.TFA-Victoria State Manager David Brady, commended Game Development Officer Carly Goodrich for her initiative and work helping the sport to secure Grassroots Sport grants.  “Carly’s work has been tremendous in this area, and we will look to use the grant to increase our affliated membership base,” Mr. Brady said.Other events:Touch Football Australia Acting CEO Colm Maguire visited the brand new Touch Football Australia – Victoria offices at Sport House in Melbourne. Colm was provided a tour of the facility, the current offices and the new offices that will become the home business base of Touch Football in Victoria.Touch Football Victoria website: www.victouch.com.auSOUTH AUSTRALIA: # 6Play:Mitchell Cup High Performance WeekendThe Mitchell Cup High Performance Weekend will take place this weekend from the 25 – 27 May at City Touch Clubrooms Park, 17 Greenhill Road, Eastwood, Adelaide. The weekend is the major selection event for the South Australian Open Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams to compete at the Canberra Cup in November. 59 players have been accepted for the High Performance Camp. 2007 Australian World Cup Representative stars Tony Eltakchi, Jason Stanton, Gary Sonda and Amy Fong will attend to mentor players.Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Coordinator Wayne Grant, and 2007 World Cup Australian Mixed Open Assistant Coach and current 20 Years Mixed National Coach Karley Banks will also be attending to run the rule over South Australia’s best players and coaches and help them develop key aspects of their High Performance Program.Other events:Touch SA’s Special General Meeting, a part of the dissolution process, will be held on the 22 May – 7.30pm at Office B, 20 Greenhill Road, Wayville SA.Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auThat’s it for the third edition of “A Set of Six”.Be sure to check the affiliated State web-sites for further information and all the latest news in Touch Football this week.last_img read more

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25 days agoSolskjaer has Man Utd scouts watching Maddison

first_imgSolskjaer has Man Utd scouts watching Maddisonby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to prise James Maddison away from Leicester City.The Norwegian has asked his scouts to keep tabs on Maddison, according to the London Evening Standard.The Foxes star has started this season just as well as last season, and Solskjaer is keen on adding Maddison to his United roster.But, if United are to sign the England international, it is highly unlikely to happen in January, with next summer the target.Maddison signed for the Foxes from Norwich City in July 2018 for £23million.He’s featured in six of Leicester’s Premier League matches this season, recording two assists. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ashley Judd Upset After Being Threatened With Sexual Violence Following UK’s Win

first_imgA picture of Ashley Judd in light.Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd wasn’t a fan of Arkansas’ physical play during today’s SEC title game, and she expressed that opinion during the contest on Twitter. Unfortunately, some of the responses she got were wildly inappropriate.Judd took to Twitter to take aim at a number of users who made sexist remarks and threatened her with sexual violence. She also retweeted one example.When when I express a stout opinion during #MarchMadness I am called a whore, c—, threatened with sexual violence. Not okay.— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015I am sorry to retweet but this is a typical example. “@Leeroy_MAX: [email protected] Go suck on Cal’s two inch dick ye Bitch whore.”— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015In 2011, Judd revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in her memoirs. It goes without saying that this is completely unacceptable, regardless of how serious the threats actually are. Do better, college basketball fans.last_img read more

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Kirby Smart Intends To Platoon Nick Chubb, Sony Michel At Running Back

first_imgNick Chubb sprints on a treadmill.nick chubb sprints on treadmillWhen healthy, Nick Chubb is one of the best running backs in all of college football. While his rehab from last season’s knee injury is reportedly going well, and he’s already taking part in practice, new head coach Kirby Smart does not expect his star to be 100-percent to start the season. Luckily, Georgia has another ridiculously-talented running back in Sony Michel, and Smart wants to platoon the two to start the year.Kirby Smart told me today Georgia would ideally platoon Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, while developing another… https://t.co/XZiFz0Svrs— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) March 21, 2016 More from Smart, via ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg:…We’ve got a couple young pups, we signed a guy, but that’s the scariest position because even with Nick at 100 percent, which I don’t think he’s going to be 100 percent right away, we’ve only got two. We want to platoon them. There’s just too much unknown right now on Nick to feel certain.”Michel is a dynamic runner in his own right, but we hope to see Chubb back at full strength at some point this fall.[ESPN]More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Bracket >>>last_img read more

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