Bad habits are hard to break. This, we know. But last weekend I vowed to end a practice I’ve engaged in for decades. You should, too.I promise never to yell at a referee or umpire again during a live sporting event. Ever.For the life of me, I can’t understand why it’s still socially acceptable in today’s world. Is there another setting in which that kind of behavior is condoned? I can’t think of one.Another point: As a former high school and collegiate athlete, a sportswriter for 10 years …
South Australia’s best Touch Football talent will take to the fields at City Touch on Friday night for round one of the 2013/14 TFSA League. The 10 round competition will be played until early next year before finals take place in February. Five teams will take part in the Men’s and Women’s divisions – Defence Health Eagles, South West Wolves, Eastern Stingrays, Northern Vipers and Central Scorpions, with four teams – the Scorpions, Wolves, Vipers and Stingrays – to play in the Mixed division. The Eastern Stingrays will be hopefully of claiming back-to-back TFSA League Regional Champions titles after winning the Men’s and Women’s Open titles in the 2012/13 season. The Stingrays defeated the Scorpions in both the Men’s and Women’s divisions, while the Scorpions were one touchdown winners over the Vipers. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news from the 2013/14 TFSA League, please visit the TFSA website and social media pages: www.touchsa.com.au www.facebook.com/touchfootballsa www.twitter.com/touchfootballsa Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football South Australia’ Related Links2013/14 TFSA League
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal fullback Tierney had sleepless nights over Celtic decisionby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal left-back Kieran Tierney admits that it was a tough decision to leave Celtic this summer.The defender had long been linked to a move away, especially to a Premier League club.But it took winning three successive league titles and getting a mega offer from Arsenal to finally tempt Tierney to leave a club he loves.Tierney told the Daily Record: “It has been hard, people probably think ‘he just moved for this reason or that reason’ but they don’t realise it was a big thing for me.”I don’t have to explain my love for Celtic, everyone knows it’s my club and the club I’ve supported all my life. But this was a chance to move to a massive club in England.”Everyone told me it was a great move, it’s a chance to come here and play against some of the best players in the world.”And every day I am training with some of the best players in the world too. It was an opportunity to better myself.”Sometimes you have to look at your career as well as what your heart is telling you to do and it was the toughest decision of my life.”It kept me up at nights thinking about it. People who are around me know how hard it was.”
By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has offered to meet with stakeholders in the Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprise (MSME) sector, to discuss how they can contribute to the global logistics hub initiative, as well as the mutual benefits to be derived from it. Speaking at an MSME Alliance public forum on the topic: ‘MSMEs Waiting to Exhale’, at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) auditorium, New Kingston, on April 11, Mr. Hylton said the discussion on the initiative “is an important one that he is prepared to support.” This position, he said, comes against the background of the pivotal role which the group is deemed to have in the undertaking, and the mutual benefits that can, and will redound to them and Jamaica. Recognition of this importance, he pointed out, is evidenced in the establishment of an MSME Working Group within the Logistics Hub Task Force. Mr. Hylton said the Ministry has been at the forefront of the effort to promote the initiative as “one of those big ideas” that can transform Jamaica. “I think it has the opportunity for a tectonic shift in Jamaica’s economy and society. So, it’s about how we identify the critical voices and the critical thinkers who can make a positive contribution in that area (MSME sector),” he added. Mr. Hylton emphasized that the discourse between the Ministry and MSME stakeholders must be a dialogue on inputs from both sides. “It cannot simply be about what government will bring to the MSME. It’s about how the MSMEs may think about its contribution to it (initiative). So, I want you to start thinking about that,” he told the audience. Development of the initiative, expected to cost upwards of US$8 billion, is being spearheaded by the government in an effort to position Jamaica to tap into the anticipated increased maritime activity, consequent on the expansion of the Panama Canal, slated for completion in 2015. The hub’s establishment would make it the fourth such facility globally, along with those in Singapore; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Jamaica is deemed ideally positioned for this undertaking, based on the country’s location, midway between North and South America, and in relatively close proximity to the Panama Canal.
Mr. Zimmer: “Have you watched the testimony of Mr. Zack Massingham and Mr. Jeff Silvester as they appeared before our committee in Canada?”Mr. Wylie: “I have watched parts of it. I haven’t seen the entire thing.”Mr. Zimmer: “Is it your opinion that they were untruthful to our committee in watching that testimony?”Mr. Wylie: “My impression was that there were answers that felt obfuscated or, as has been discussed now, so fantastical that it is hard to believe.”“I am aware of projects where clients from one country would be interested in …the electoral results in another,” said Wylie when asked about foreign interests using personal data for political purposes. “My understanding is that SCL did participate where some of the funders would not be nationals or residents of the country that they were operating in.”When asked about the use of personal data for voter suppression, Wylie clarified that he was that he was referring to “targeting particular groups of people with messages that will disengage them or frustrate them or confuse them which ultimately will in some cases inhibit or demotivate them enough not to participate in an election.”Following the meeting, Zimmer said that his main concern is over how personal data can be used to manipulate the democratic process both in Canada and in other countries.“We accept that companies will use personal information to advertise to us. It is a completely different and more troubling concern that our information is being used to manipulate us and our democracy and we need to examine how we can prevent it from happening in Canada.” OTTAWA, O.N. — Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer, who is Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, questioned former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie after he testified to the committee today.Wylie is the man who blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica’s alleged improper gathering of millions of Facebook users’ personal data. Wylie testified today as part of the committee’s study of the breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.Along with answering questions surrounding AggregateIQ executives Zack Massingham and Jeff Silvester, Wylie testified regarding how the improper use of personal data can threaten democracy. The following is an except from today’s Q&A session:
VICTORIA, B.C. – Following the Government’s announcement to introduce legislation that they say will strengthen the independence of the Agricultural Land Commission, local MLAs Mike Bernier and Dan Davies went to Facebook to voice their concerns.In the video, both MLAs find the new Bill 15 disturbing and upsetting, with Bernier saying this Bill will change the way how farmers and landowners will be treated.“What’s really upsetting with Bill 15, is basically how farmers and landowners are going to be treated.” Davies claims the Bill to be a blatant infringement on the rights of landowners.“It’s a blatant infringement on people’s right of land ownership, it certainly is the Agricultural Land Commission, and I think that is the fundamental issue that I am taking up with this Bill.”Bernier says, within the Bill, the Government is removing the requirement for owner consent for any changes made to the ALR.“They’re removing the requirement for owner consent for any changes to the ALR. So, you, as a landowner won’t have a say, and under the Act, you as a landowner are no longer allowed to even apply to the Agricultural Land Commission if this Bill passes.”Both Bernier and Davies are vowing to challenge the Government on this Bill in order to protect the rights of their constituents.
Carla Suarez Navarro must feel a little embarrassed right now. In the U.S. Open quarterfinals match, she lost against No. 1 seed Serena Williams 6-0, 6-0.Williams has been looking great so far at this year’s Open. If she can get two more wins she’ll be queen of the tournament again, her fifth title at the event and 17th major championship overall.Tuesday night, Williams left 18th seed Suarez Navarro of Spain scoreless. Williams won 53 of 71 points and dominated throughout the match. The first set only took 19 minutes and the rest of the match’s pace was set from there on.Williams will play China’s Li Na in Friday’s semifinals.
Jay Clouse and Michael Periatt contributed to this story. Ohio State has self-imposed a reduction of five total football scholarships over the next three years as part of the school and NCAA’s investigation into the overpayment of football players by former booster Robert DiGeronimo. The NCAA levied a “failure to monitor” allegation against the university as well. In a statement released Thursday, OSU announced the school and the NCAA have concluded their investigation into the matter. Failure to monitor cases are “usually limited in scope and do not involve the widespread inadequacies in rules-compliance systems and functions that are often found in lack-of-institutional-control cases,” according to the NCAA website. OSU president E. Gordon Gee met with athletic director Gene Smith to discuss the failure to monitor allegation. The Lantern obtained a copy of a memo Gee sent to Smith before the meeting, which said: “I am aware that you took certain actions and believed that you had appropriately distanced (DiGeronimo) from the program. However, the revelations about student employment and student involvement at the Cleveland-area charity gala, both involving Mr. DiGeronimo, indicate that those cautions were insufficient. The consequences were significant for student-athletes and this institution. “I am disappointed that this is where we find ourselves. You know I find this unacceptable.” “We look forward to working with the staff and the Committee on Infractions to reach a timely resolution of the case. On a personal note, I deeply regret that I did not ensure the degree of monitoring our institution deserves and demands,” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement. The NCAA still has not announced a ruling after its investigation into OSU, stemming from the Tattoo-gate scandal as well as players being overpaid by DiGeronimo. NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said a timetable for that announcement still has not been set. She said the NCAA only sets a “general guideline” as to when a ruling can be expected, despite Smith stating in a press conference on Aug. 12 that he expected a ruling in eight to 12 weeks. “There are a number of factors that contribute to when the committee’s decision may be announced and because each case is unique, a specific timetable for each case is not provided,” she said in an email. Josephine Potuto, who previously served on the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, wouldn’t comment on OSU’s case, but said the committee does consider the timing of the penalties it assesses. “Will the Committee on Infractions consider, in terms of certain penalties, where you are in the competitive season? The answer is yes,” Potuto said. “That doesn’t mean the committee has to do it to accommodate, but it will certainly think about when the penalties should take effect.” Regardless of when a potential penalty against OSU is administered, Potuto said that a failure to monitor designation carries considerable weight. “A (failure to monitor) penalty would obviously ramp up the penalties from what the case would be if it were the same penalties and there was no failure to monitor,” Potuto said. “Part of the reason it happened is because (a member institution) were asleep at the switch.” Student reaction to OSU’s preemptive measure of a scholarship reduction varies on campus. Joe Wilson, a second-year in chemical engineering, didn’t agree with the scholarship reduction. “I think that’s kind of garbage,” he said. “To cut five scholarships is hurting kids that weren’t a part of it at all. That’s punishing kids that aren’t really responsible.” Michael Tupa, a third-year in accounting, thinks OSU is doing the right thing in trying to limit penalties handed down by the NCAA. “I guess it’s good that it’s self-imposed so it shows the NCAA that they take it seriously,” he said. The NCAA suspended senior wide receiver DeVier Posey for five games, starting with the Oct. 8 game at Nebraska, for being paid for work he didn’t do by DiGeronimo. He will be eligible to return for the Nov. 19 game when OSU hosts Penn State. Senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron and sophomore offensive lineman Marcus Hall, who were also employed by DiGeronimo, were suspended only for the game at Nebraska. Junior defensive lineman Melvin Fellows was also involved but is out with a career-ending injury, as well as senior linebacker Etienne Sabino, who was permitted to play so long as he repaid the $60 he was overpaid to a charitable organization. Four OSU football players — Posey, Mike Adams, Dan Herron and Solomon Thomas — were suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season after selling Buckeye football memorabilia in exchange for improper benefits in the form of tattoos. Linebacker Jordan Whiting received a one-game ban. Former OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor had also received a five-game suspension before departing the university on June 7 to pursue a professional career.
For ex-Nerazzurri defender Daniele Adani, Diego Godin would be a massive help for the Inter Milan title objectives.According to former Internazionale Milan defender Daniele Adani, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin would be a perfect player for his team.“If you are the captain of Uruguay, it means that you have mind, heart and superior spirit and this describes the great leadership that he has as a man first and as a player in the field,” Adani was quoted by Calcio Mercato.“Second, the characteristics: he can be stopper and free together because he fits anyone who plays alongside him, it can be any type of defender.”Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“He knows how to be free when his teammate is more of a scorer, he knows how to be the scorer when he has someone like Gonzalo Rodriguez, who is more elegant, he knows how to be an ancient and modern defender.”“The third thing is that he hates defeat. This is why he goes into the penalty area at critical moments and how many challenges he has decided in this way,” Adani explained.“He almost brought a Champions League to Atletico Madrid as well. The completeness of the boy with technical-human characteristics will surely help Inter to work in the department and to acquire the winning mentality that he has ingrained.”