Referees Impress At State Events

first_imgSouth Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales have all had their state events in recent months, with plenty of achievements in the refereeing arm of the sport occurring.  Members of the National Referees Panel (NRP) have also been in attendance at the events, with Touch Football Australia’s Director of Referees, Greg West attending the South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales state events, Ian Matthew attending both the Tasmania and New South Wales State Cups, while Henry Dos Santos and Ken Golden were also on hand at the Western Australia State Championships.West is proud of all of the refereeing achievements at these events, saying that they were all successful. “I think that the refereeing standard has been outstanding. The NRP have been very busy,” West said. The South Australia State Cup was the first of the state events for the second half of 2010, with the event being the first of its kind in South Australia in five years.Indy Garner was named the MVP referee for the event, while South Australia’s Director of Referees, Damien Carlson, was named the Volunteer of the Year at Touch Football South Australia’s awards night held during the State Cup. The Western Australia ‘Be Active’ State Championships were next, held between Friday, 19 November 2010 until Sunday, 21 November 2010. James McMahon was named the Referee of the Tournament, as well as being named the number one referee at the tournament. David Leslie was named the Most Improved Referee.Being upgraded to a Level 4 Referee is the highest honour you can receive at a state based event, and the following people were upgraded to this level:Brendon WilsonKate Steinitz (Senior)Matt Thomas (Senior)One more referee, Jennifer Roe from the Northern Territory, also travelled to the event to be assessed for her Level 4 badge, and was successful. The following referees were appointed to the grand finals at the WA State Championships:Men’s Open – James McMahon, Richard McIllroy, Chris MurrayWomen’s Open – Justin Parsons, Annabelle Connolly, Phil GalvinMixed Open – Lee Broadbridge, Jeremy Sorenson, Shaun BirminghamMen’s 30’s – Paul Richardson, John Bedford, Ben MortonMen’s 40’s – Matt Thomas, Steve Williams, Stuart EvansWomen’s 27’s – Andrew Scotford, Brendan Williams, John CorserWomen’s 35’s – Ben Grainger, Damien Capp, Pam TauTasmania’s State Cup was held on the last Saturday in November, with two referees receiving upgrades. Southern Touch’s Matt Phillips received a Level 4 upgrade, as did Devonport Touch Association’s Jo Mason.National Referee Panel member, Ian Matthew, and National Referee Squad member, Luke McKenzie, were also in attendance to help out at the event. The New South Wales State Cup saw over 200 teams compete in the event at Port Macquarie, with plenty of referees also taking part in the event.Nine referees were upgraded to Level 4 badges at the event:Ali Amin (Western Suburbs)Brett Bevan (Doyalson)Rob Bowen (Canterbury)Danny Gock (Northern Suburbs)Paul Khoudair (Western Suburbs)James Ling (Wallsend)Phil Rainger (Narrabri)Daryl Shaw (Penrith)Jordyn Tomba (Doyalson)Of special mention is Phil Rainger, who became the first state graded referee from his association, Narrabri Touch Association. The following referees received finals appointments following strong performances throughout the event:Men’s Open – Adam Foley, Gavin West, David BaggioWomen’s Open – Mick Medlin, Anthony Smith, Sandra ClarkMixed Open – Luke McKenzie, Kim Skelly, Bill SladeMen’s 30’s – Bernie O’Donohue, Andrew Smith, Simon JacksonMen’s Open B – (Aaron McRoberts), John Frost, Greg Myers, Mark LeonardMen’s 20’s – Matt Seldon, Chris Dennison-Smith, Gavin KingMen’s 35’s – Daniel Scully, Josh Vernon, Adam O’KeeffeMen’s 40’s – Dave Brown, John Frost, Mark SinclairMen’s 45’s – Victor Naumovski, Mick McGrath, Mark FentonMixed Open B – Victor Baptista, Tony Calabria, Rina JansonWomen’s Open A Reserve – Karren Strachan, Luke Heckendorf, Blake DawesSenior Mixed – (Phi Lowe), Mark Sinclair, (Jillian McRoberts), Daniel Scully, Nic AltinWomen’s 20’s – Karen Davies, Mark Camilleri, Paul TesorieroWomen’s 30’s – Sally Melzer, Craig Hughes, Darian FurnerMen’s 50’s – Peter Millington, (Larry Kent), Greg Eggins, John MitchellWomen’s 40’s – John Salisbury, Garry Foster, Nicole TeoWomen’ Open B – Trent Richards, Blake Richards, Bryce SaintyThe following referees were also acknowledged for their achievements at the event:Leading referee – Adam FoleyLeading Women’s referee – Sandra ClarkLeading Senior referees – Bill Slade, Karren StrachanLeading Level 5 referee – Josh VernonLeading Level 4 referee – Luke Heckendorflast_img read more

12 days agoAston Villa midfielder McGinn nets hat-trick in Scotland victory

first_imgAston Villa midfielder McGinn nets hat-trick in Scotland victoryby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa midfielder John McGinn scored a hat-trick as Scotland trounced San Marino 6-0 on Sunday.McGinn scored all three goals before the half-time whistle as the Tartan Army swept aside the world’s lowest ranked team.Lawrence Shankland scored his first international goal after 65 minutes, with Stuart Findlay and Stuart Armstrong rounding out the victory.”It’s not often a Scotland team score six goals,” Clarke told Sky Sports. “It’s a nice reward at the end of a difficult week.”They’ve got character and resilience. They were on a hiding to nothing tonight. They showed the character to come back from a bad blow.”We’re working towards an end target, which is the play-offs in March. We go to Cyprus one point behind with a chance to go above them.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mens volleyball No 2 Ohio State sharp in rout versus rival Ball

Junior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir serves during a match against #7 Fort Wayne at St. John Arena on Thursday, March 23. The Buckeyes won the match, 3-0.The No. 2 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (23-1, 12-0 MIVA) notched another win on its belt, sweeping rival No. 11 Ball State University (15-7, 6-5 MIVA) in straight sets on Saturday in St. John Arena.The win for the Buckeyes keeps them perfect in Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association play for the season and atop the MIVA standings. The Ball State Cardinals’ third straight MIVA loss keeps them slotted at fifth best in the conference standings.“I thought we had a really, really sharp and energetic practice yesterday. I saw a lot energy in the guys. Their spirits were up,” OSU coach Pete Hanson said. “I really felt like that was going to carry over into tonight, and it really did.”After trading back-and-forth points to begin the match, OSU began to pull away after a 5-1 run to take the lead 13-8. Two more three-point runs gave the Buckeyes a 22-13 lead. An attacking error from freshman outside hitter Ball State’s Matt Szews sealed the team’s fate in the first frame, losing 25-16.The Buckeyes’ attacking regime proved to be too strong for the Cardinals defense, as Ball State could only dig five balls in the first set. Coming into the match, Ball State was averaging 9.14 digs per set as the sixth-ranked team in that statistic in the country.The second set started off close and remained tied at 8. A three-point run gave the Buckeyes the lead 13-9. Three kills and two aces from junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen helped OSU eventually win the set, 25-15.For the second time during the night, the Buckeyes tallied nine digs and 2.5 blocks. This time, OSU’s defensive efforts kept Ball State’s attacking rate to .045. Senior opposite hitter Miles Johnson and Szerszen both put four balls a piece to the hardwood, while the entire Buckeye squad swung at a rate of .500 in the second frame.“You could just sense that they were eager to play. They were excited to play,” Hanson said. “I thought all the guys were energized tonight. I’m real happy for them, and they just played a real nice match.”After intermission, the Buckeyes took four straight points with the help of two service aces from junior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir. Points continued to be scarce for the Cardinals as they faced a 14-8 deficit midway through the third set. The Cardinals had a late set surge but their efforts fell short, losing the final set 25-19.“I’m trying to improve my level because the championship is so close,” Hervoir said. “We’ll need everybody to be at maximum in May. So, I’m trying to take responsibilities and be ready for these great games.”For the first time all season, the Cardinals did not stuff their opponent in the match. Before Saturday, Ball State was slotted No. 4 in the country in blocks per set with 2.55.“The bottom line is our passers did a great job,” Hanson said. “Anytime you have multiple options and you’re passing well, if your setters are doing a good job and your hitters are executing, you’re probably going to beat up the blockers and the diggers. The offense is at an advantage.”The Buckeyes are back in action again on Tuesday against Big Ten rival No. 13 Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, at 7 p.m. read more

I almost scored as many as Messi – Tagliafico

first_imgAjax Amsterdam defender Nicolas Tagliafico insists he could have scored as many as his international teammate Lionel Messi did the other night when Ajax hosted AEK Athens in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.The Argentina international scored a brace as the Dutch side defeated AEK 3-0 on the night but Tagliafico believes he could have followed in the footsteps of Messi, who scored a hat-trick when Barcelona thrashed PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night.“My first goal was the most important because it broke the match open. The second was, I admit, a little lucky,” Tagliafico told UEFA.com, according to FourFourTwo.“I know I almost scored as many as Messi did last night, though I don’t know if he was watching.”“It was a difficult game, especially the first half, but that’s what you expect in the Champions League.”edwin van der sarReport: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…“The coach told us during the break just to keep playing the way we were; he was happy with our first half.”Donny van de Beek was also on the scoresheet for Ajax, as AEK Athens coach Marinos Ouzounidis bemoaned his side’s lack of character in the second half.“The timing of the first goal shouldn’t serve as an excuse for our defeat,” he told the media.”“What got to me most is the disappointment of my players who never really believed they could bounce back from that 1-0.”“We need to work on our mentality, we need to become more determined to respond. We lack experience, so it was a useful lesson for us.”last_img read more

Cayman people proud of help to TCI technician applauded for support to

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#DeanBremmer, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurskandCaicos, October 25, 2017 – Providenciales – The investment of humanitarian service by fellow British overseas territories is resulting in long lasting dividends for the Turks and Caicos Islands; just this week, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning received three trucks from Gibraltar and Radio Turks and Caicos got significant technical assistance from the Cayman Islands.    In fact, Cayman is hailing the weeks of work by Radio Cayman’s senior technician, Dean Bremmer as a moment of pride for the Cayman Islands.Premier Sharlene Robinson had announced the support from the Cayman Islands was coming to see the government owned, Radio Turks and Caicos restored to all of the islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.    On September 27, Mr. Bremmer arrived and not only conducted an assessment where he found that the majority of RTC cables were ruined, but he repaired the transmitters and set up used computers on each island to enable broadcasting, for the first time in weeks, of the government communication via live audio stream.In a media release, Premier Alden McLaughlin praised the humanitarian team for their work; the Cayman leader said:  “Their selfless support during this volatile hurricane season has helped thousands of individuals and has further strengthened our ties with other governments within the region.”#MagneticMediaNews#DeanBremmerlast_img read more

JLL to Market Former Maryland Army Installation

first_imgPenMar Development Corp., the state-designated redevelopment authority that had been planning to redevelop the former Fort Ritchie, has hired JLL to help it market the 591-acre property in central Maryland.The LRA decided to find a buyer for the property in August, two years after regaining control of it from Corporate Office Properties Trust with plans to serve as the post’s master developer. PenMar first sold it to the developer in 2006.“The folks that I will be working directly with have a lot of experience and have done this before,” PenMar Executive Director Dori Nipps told the Pennsylvania Business Daily. “I am very encouraged. … The hope is, with the sale, prosperity will return to the Cascade area.” In August, Nipps said the LRA would seek about $10 million for the property even though it was valued at $17 million.Company officials at JLL, formerly known as Jones Lang LaSalle, “want to develop something that is really going to add to Washington County,” said managing director John Gibb. The property has a variety of selling points, including its proximity to the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, Frederick, Md., and Gettysburg, Pa., and its naturally scenic setting, he said.“We think there [are] a lot of very positive aspects to the site,” Gibb told the Daily.Fort Ritchie, located in Cascade, Md., closed in 1998 as a result of the 1995 BRAC round. The site offers about 300 acres of developable land with established infrastructure and existing buildings for adaptive reuse, plus 300 wooded acres and two lakes, according to the story. About 300 residents live there in rented duplexes and townhouses. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Cards Play Host to Florida State Friday

first_imgFreshman Sergio Hernandez holds the Cards’ top singles record at 13-2, playing primarily at No. 4 and No. 5, while Gomez and Salle have each registered 10 singles victories apiece. Florida StateSeries Record: Florida State leads 5-0Last Meeting: March 29, 2018 – Florida State won 6-1 in Tallahassee, Fla. Scouting the Seminoles: Florida State (13-5, 3-2) is currently riding a three-match win streak after upsetting then-No.11 Notre Dame 4-3 at home on March 17. The Seminoles are led by No. 84 Lucas Poullain, who holds a dual match record of 10-1, including a 5-1 mark at the one-spot. Alex Knaff also owns a strong singles mark of 9-5 and is undefeated at No. 1 with four wins. In doubles, Sebastian Arcila and Knaff are 5-3 in dual match action with a 5-2 mark on court one. Knaff has also paired with Aziz Dougaz in doubles play, and the duo was tabbed at No. 60 in the latest ITA rankings with a record of 2-2 at No. 1.  Against Wake Forest, Federico Gomez and Clement Filho defeated the Demon Deacons’ No. 2 doubles pair of Siddhant Banthia and Melios Efstathiou 6-3, while Fabien Salle picked up a win at No. 4 singles against NC State. Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After two matches on the road, the University of Louisville men’s tennis team returns home to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center on Friday at 3:30 p.m. for an ACC matchup against No. 27 Florida State. Up NextThe Cardinals will welcome Miami to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center on Friday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m.center_img About Louisville Men’s Tennis The Cardinals (12-7, 1-4 ACC) fell to a pair of ranked opponents last weekend in North Carolina. Louisville was defeated 4-0 by defending national champion and then-No. 2 Wake Forest before falling to then-No. 27 NC State 4-1. “We look forward to the Florida State match,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “We’ve put in some extra work to prepare and hope we can play as well in the match as we have been in practicing. The FSU coach and I have been coaching a long time and know how crucial the details are in important matches.” In doubles, Salle and Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff boast Louisville’s top record at 8-4, including seven wins at the one-spot. George Hedley and Brandon Lancaster have tallied six wins from courts one and two.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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