2012 ACT Super League

first_imgTouch Football ACT’s 2012 Super League will commence on Thursday, 18 October at the Deakin Playing Fields and will be contested by Canberra’s best teams over nine rounds.The Canberra City Bears, Tuggeranong Vikings, Woden Eagles and the Riteway Belconnen Phoenix will battle it out again this season in both the Men’s and Women’s fixtures.Last year saw an exciting finals showcase with the Phoenix taking out the Men’s division title by one touchdown,  Canberra City won the Women’s division in a drop-off and the Bears were also winners in the 16’s Mixed division by one touchdown. Round one will see Canberra City take on Woden and the Phoenix battle it out against Tuggeranong in both the Men’s and Women’s fixtures  with games starting at 6.50pm. For news, fixtures and results from the 2012 Super League stay tuned to Touch Football ACT’s website:http://www.acttouch.com.au/ 2011 ACT Super League final resultsMen’sNorthern Phoenix 7 defeated Woden Eagles 6Women’sCanberra City 6 defeated Tuggeranong Vikings 5 (drop-off)Under 16’s MixedCanberra City 9 defeated Northern Phoenix 8Related LinksACT Super Leaguelast_img read more

14 days agoArsenal dismiss Alexandre Lacazette buyout clause claims

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal dismiss Alexandre Lacazette buyout clause claimsby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal would not sell Alexandre Lacazette for less than his release clause, contrary to circulating reports.Russian agent Dmitry Cheltsov revealed he offered Lacazette to Zenit this summer.Cheltsov felt encouraged that the Gunners would accept an offer of less than the £61m release clause in the Frenchman’s contract.But it has emerged that Arsenal would not accept an offer for Lacazette below £100m, according to football.london.The report also claims there is no release clause in Lacazette’s contract and Arsenal have no interest in selling their 2018/19 Player of the Season. last_img

ASPCA And Animal Planet Present Second Chance Dogs

first_imgAs its 150th anniversary approaches in April, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) partners with Animal Planet to take viewers behind the scenes of its Behavioral Rehabilitation Center.SECOND CHANCE DOGS – premiering Saturday, April 16, at 9 AM ET/PT during PETopia, Animal Planet’s pet-programming block – follows six dogs on their journeys from frightened canines to forever companions.Rescued from hoarding cases, puppy mills and other atrocities, these animals have lived their lives in constant fear and neglect, resulting in extreme distrust of humans and at times complete catatonia. These conditions make them unsuitable for adoption, which puts their lives at grave risk. ASPCA behavior experts at the New Jersey-based center accepts these dogs from across the country into their rehabilitation program to give them a second chance at a life they deserve. Each rescued animal that comes into the facility has suffered different emotional and physical abuse ranging from living in cages barely big enough to move around to fearing the touch of anyone. During the course of their stay, the experts work with these dogs to improve their quality of life and give them hope of a new, happy life.SECOND CHANCE DOGS is produced for Animal Planet by Dog Files Media. The one-hour special was written, directed and edited by Kenn Bell. ASPCA and Dog Files are executive producers. Meredith Russell is associate producer for Animal Planet.last_img read more

Ohio State terminates Jim Foster without cause

Former Ohio State women’s basketball coach Jim Foster was terminated from his post without cause. In a comment to The Lantern, OSU athletics director for legal affairs Julie Vannatta confirmed the nature of Foster’s departure from the university, which previously had not been made clear. The former Buckeyes coach of 11 years was fired and will now receive installment payments that could amount to as much as $350,000. “Coach Foster has been terminated without cause. Under his employment contract, he is entitled to receive $350,000 in installment payments beginning on June 30, 2013, and concluding by April 30, 2014,” Vannatta told The Lantern. “Under his employment contract, he is required to make reasonable and diligent efforts to find a comparable employment position. If he chooses to retire from OPERS, rather than obtaining a new job, any retirement benefits he receives will be used to off-set the University’s obligation to pay him $350,000.” A Tuesday morning meeting with OSU athletic director Gene Smith and executive associate athletic director Miechelle Willis resulted in a split between OSU and Foster, a four-time Big Ten Coach of the Year Award winner. During his time as coach at the Schottenstein Center, the Cheltenham, Pa., native amassed a 279-82 record and a .772 winning percentage. The postseason was not kind to Foster, however – he posted a 10-10 record in NCAA Tournament play while at OSU and his Buckeyes teams were eliminated in either the first of second rounds of the Tournament during seven of 10 postseason runs. A lack of sustained postseason success in the NCAA Tournament factored into the decision, Willis said. “We strive to be nationally competitive. We believe that we have everything in place here to be nationally competitive. We believe that means that we should be playing deep into (the) postseason,” Willis said. “We expect to be in the Final Four on occasion, and definitely the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight are expectations that we have.” OSU advanced as far as the Sweet 16-round three times (2004-05, 2008-09 and 2010-11), but no further. A second-round exit in the Big Ten Tournament marked the end of the Buckeyes’ 2012-13 season. After posting an 18-13 mark this year, OSU did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The team then decided it would not accept a bid from the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Had OSU advanced to the NCAA Tournament this season and been eliminated in the early rounds of the competition, Willis said on Tuesday that the end of Foster’s career at OSU was still possible. Willis said on Tuesday that OSU will immediately begin a national search for its next coach. The search will include coaches that are currently coaching in the postseason. “Our search will unfold as the postseason unfolds,” said Willis, who added that OSU would not reach out to coaches at other universities until their respective team’s postseason run was over. read more

Womens gymnastics coach Carey Fagan named Ohio State Assistant Athletics Director

Carey Fagan was named the Assistant Athletics Director for Ohio State on May 8. Credit: Jay LaPrete | Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State women’s gymnastics coach Carey Fagan is moving on from coaching and will become OSU’s Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Administration and Student-Athlete Well-Being, the university announced on Monday.In her new role, Fagan will be assigned sports to oversee, act as a mentor for student-athletes and coaches and provide guidance and education while maintaining awareness of team cultures and dynamics, the press release said.“Although it was a difficult decision to leave coaching, this is truly an opportunity of a lifetime and I am extremely excited and grateful to be a part of (OSU Senior Vice President and Athletics Director) Gene (Smith)’s vision for our department,” Fagan said in a statement.Fagan spent 13 years coaching the women’s gymnastics team and was named Big Ten coach of the year twice in her tenure. In 2012, OSU reached the NCAA National Championships for the first time in 23 years and she was named NACGC/W National Coach of the Year. In Fagan’s final season as coach, OSU placed fifth at the NCAA Champaign Regional.She is replacing former assistant athletics director Martin Jarmond who was hired as Boston College’s Director of Athletics last month.“She has built this program into a constant contender in the Big Ten and the NCAA overall,” said OSU Associate Athletics Director for Sport Administration Shaun Richard in a statement. “She is leaving the program in great shape for the next leader.” read more

I can still be manager at 75 – Pellegrini

first_imgWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes to still be in management when he is 75.The West Ham boss, 65, will be playing against 71-year-old Roy Hodgson when Crystal Palace visit the London Stadium on Saturday in a Premier League fixture.Pellegrini, Hodgson, 70-year-old Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and new Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri, 67, continue to fly the flag for the Premier League’s senior gaffers – and the former Manchester City boss wants to be at the helm for at least a decade more.“I have been working away from my country for 20 years, and another 10 in my country before that, and I hope I will carry on for many more years,” he told newsmen via Breaking NewsReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“Of course I hope to be working in my 70s – at 75-plus! If I am in good shape I will do it.”“In this profession the more experience you have the easier it is to analyse the game.”“If you ask me, I would prefer to be 10 years younger, but you can continue working in the same way if you keep yourself in good shape – and remain hungry to continue in work.”Pellegrini, had his first managerial job in his home country with Universidad de Chile in 1988,last_img read more

Fireworks Allowed In Kenai For New Years Eve

first_imgOn the days of December 31st and January 1st only, a 48-hour period, a person over the age of eighteen may use salable fireworks within the City of Kenai. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker is asking revelers to be careful and considerate: “General safety is the biggest concern. With the snow on the ground we’re not concerned about wildland fires, but anytime you use fireworks safety precautions need to be taken seriously. Have an extinguisher nearby, and don’t let children use them without parent supervision. If people take the right precautions fireworks can be used safely, and we just encourage people to do that.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the fourth year in a row, fireworks will be allowed within Kenai city limits this New Year’s Eve. Fireworks are not allowed on public spaces like the beach, ballparks, etc. Fireworks are forbidden in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, except for planned, professional, permitted displays. Chief Tucker: “Outside of the City of Kenai fireworks are not allowed to be used, but within the city limits of Kenai you are allowed to use fireworks.”  Fireworks are to be used only for personal and private use on real property owned by the person, or other private property with the consent of the property owner. For more information contact the Kenai Fire Department at (907) 283-7666.last_img read more

Space bound

first_imgCan art activate a building and stimulate a multi-sensory experience between the artwork and the structural form it occupies? At Khoj Studios, nine artistes have achieved in doing just that through an exhibition of on-site, multi-media works that explore light, colour, shape, size and unusual material within the white shell of the Khoj building.Titled Activating Space: A Sculptural Enquiry, the exhibition, including drawings, video, mixed media installation, mirrors, metal, and even shadows, commenced on April 23 and will be on till May 15. Activating Space is also a unique new program that departs from the specific, thematic orientation of most of the other residencies and exhibitions organised by Khoj. It invites sculptors, architects, visual artists and other creative practitioners to engage with the loose and accommodative rubric of site-specificity.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The participating artistes are Gagan Singh, Lleah Smith and James Gatt, Pooja Iranna, Priyamwada Singh, Samrudh Dixit, Sanket Jadia, Shaily Gupta and Henri Fanthome, Sikan Kumar Panda, and Teja Gavankar.“The project invites the most unusual, unique and bizarre materials into Khoj to permeate the exterior space and explore realms which otherwise can go by un-noticed. No interior studio or project space will be used in the installation of the exhibition,” says Promona Sengupta, Program Manager, Khoj.   Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSeven individual artistes and two art collectives use its pre-existing architecture/facade to sculpturally investigate the form and the site, to ignite a sense of discovery and wonder and to find an interesting dialogue between the two forms. Elements of exploration, disguise, and emphasis are all equally at play as artists are encouraged to explore the divisions of subtly and strength and harmony and contrast in the work and the building.Gagan Singh has made miniature size paper cut outs, mostly depicting himself in various situations, and placed these all over the Khoj staircase, railings and even walls. Lleah Smith and James Gatt are part of the art collective Dandelion which is an artist collective based in Sydney, Australia. Their work Oasis includes a staircase laden with paper flowers and plastic bags filled with coloured water scattered on the rooftop. Pooja Iranna has been working on the subject of architectural spaces for decades and is known not only for her watercolours, staple pin sculptures, photographical work but also videos. Her work is titled as Swaas. Priyamwada Singh’s work is a chime-like installation work at Khoj is titled Time Traces — A Sensory Experiential placed right at the entrance. Samrudh Dixit has worked nationally on trans-disciplinary innovation projects that have spanned product and space design through/to music, structural design and services. Her rooftop installation is titled Cede which is a canvas based canopy with nylon strings.Sanket Jadia’s work Identical Universe, Inverse Reality is a 16 by 16 feel wall made of 10 mirrors that reflects the entire Khoj building is an attempt to engage with the dynamics of the existing space and architecture. Architects Shaily Gupta and Henri Fanthome are working at Khoj together.They say, “The building of Khoj, in its present shape and form, and with its numerous stairs and landings, creates a spatial framework. Within the white walls, the stairs, the landings and with the tree – mixing the real with the imagined, the permanent, with the transient, the accessible with the inaccessible is the aim.”Sikan Kumar Panda is a Delhi-based visual artist and a graduate in printmaking from University of Hyderabad. He says about his thread sculptural work Invisible Ways. Teja Gavankar’s project is called Over Consuming which is a state of being occupied with many things.When: On till May 15Where: Khoj Studioslast_img read more