In The Spotlight – Emilee Cherry

first_imgIn the eighth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Emilee Cherry, speaks about what it means to be representing her country at the 2011 World Cup and the greatest influences on her Touch Football career so far. Name: Emilee CherryNickname: Cherry, ChezAge: 18Affiliate: Toowoomba / South West SwansOccupation: Uni Student Position: WingDebut for Australia: Women’s Open 2010Career highlights so far: 2009, 2011 Youth Trans Tasman, 2010 Open Trans Tasman, Darling Downs – state champions 2010.How you got involved in Touch Football: FamilyFavourite player: Peta Rogerson and Louise Winchester What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: Absolutely everything! To be rewarded with this honour makes all the hard training and travelling worthwhile.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Evan Willis along with all my other coaches I’ve had (Peter Bell and Kathy O’Brien).Favourite sporting moment: Any time I am honoured with putting on the Australian jersey.What do you know about Scotland: Not a lot.Any superstitions: That I must wear my playing shoes on the way to the fields before the game.Funniest Australian teammate: All of them really but the coach Kerry Norman tops it off.Favourite quote: I never said it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.Any travel plans for after World Cup: To go to London and then Paris for a few days. Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 46 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

10 months agoYakubu predicts big future for Everton attacker Richarlison

first_imgYakubu predicts big future for Everton attacker Richarlisonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton star Yakubu has backed Richarlison to become a top goalscorer.The 21-year-old has been in stellar form since joining from Watford in the summer, having bagged eight Premier League goals.”Richarlison is smart and clever,” says the former Blues frontman. “I have watched him since he was at Watford. If he continues to do what he is doing, you will see the improvement. “He is going to be a top striker. I think he can be right up there in the goalscoring charts.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoPotter insists Balogun fitness important for Brighton

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Potter insists Balogun fitness important for Brightonby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Graham Potter insists Leon Balogun’s fitness is important to his side. The Nigeria international has been working his way into the Albion fold after competing in the African Cup of Nations this summer.Potter said: “He is probably having a bit of a bad time at the moment because he’s not healthy, and that’s the most important thing.”You cannot do anything about things if you’re not on the pitch so we have to just focus on getting him back training as soon as we can and also as safely as we can.”Then football decides who is out on the pitch.”Hopefully, we can get him back to enjoying football and get him back to playing football, then he’s an important guy in our squad.” last_img read more

100 Women Who Care donate 10100 to Fort St John firefighters charity

first_imgWhen all was said and done, it was the firefighters who ended up walking away with the big cheque for $10,100. Winn said that his organization will use the funds to continue to support North Peace residents that need to travel out of the Peace Region for medical treatments and emergencies.The Fort St. John chapter of 100 Women Who Care steering committee presents a cheque for $10,100 to the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society. Photo by Chris NewtonThe 100 Women Who Care will be hosting their third meeting on September 11th. Joined by 22 other members of the local fire department, Firefighters Charitable Society President Adam Winn said that during its first year operating, the firefighters charity has helped 22 families with medical travel expenses. His voice wavering with emotion several times, Winn told the group of women about four families that had benefitted from the funding, including the family of 4 year-old Natalie Small, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma last December and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at BC Children’s Hospital.Roxanne Chmelyk with the Fort St. John & Area Seniors Foundation during her presentation to 100 Women Who Care. Photo by Chris NewtonSpeaking for the Seniors Foundation, Roxanne Chmelyk told the audience about the work her organization does for local seniors to improve their quality of life. Chmelyk said the organization currently runs a Meals on Wheels program, as well as its Better at Home program which provides light housekeeping and personal care items for seniors who wish to remain at home. The organization is funded through government grants and fundraisers.North Peace SPCA Branch Manager Candace Buchamer is joined by Grover during her presentation to 100 Women Who Care. Photo by Chris NewtonLast but not least, North Peace SPCA Branch Manager Candace Buchamer told the audience about the large number of animals that the shelter helps, saying it costs over $300,000 per year to run the shelter. Buchamer also got emotional while telling the story of Grover, a mixed-breed dog that was abandoned by the Beatton River and was so emaciated when he was brought into the SPCA that his skin had become necrotic and was sloughing off. Grover has since recovered, and made an appearance onstage during Buchamer’s presentation. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The second meeting of the Fort St. John chapter of 100 Women Who Care was a big success as 101 ladies came out to the Lido Theatre last night.Members of the audience had a tough vote on which of the three presenting charities was most deserving of the group’s donation. The Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society, Fort St. John and area Seniors Foundation, and the North Peace SPCA all made their case to the group of women.Firefighters Charitable Society President Adam Winn is joined by members of the Fort St. John Professional Firefighters Association during his presentation to 100 Women Who Care. Photo by Chris Newtonlast_img read more

3point play What to watch for in Ohio StatePurdue matchup

When the Purdue men’s basketball team learned in the preseason that senior forward Robbie Hummel would miss the entire season with a knee injury, there were doubts about the team’s ability to live up to its lofty expectations. Through 20 games, however, the Hummel-less Boilermakers have more than held their own. As it arrives in Columbus to play No. 1 Ohio State, No. 12 Purdue sits at 17-3 and 6-1 in Big Ten play. Led by senior forward JaJuan Johnson’s 20 points and eight rebounds per game, the Boilermakers are just one game behind the undefeated Buckeyes in the conference standings. Though it’s early, tonight’s game could have significant Big Ten regular-season title implications. Battle of the big men As good as Johnson has been for Purdue, freshman forward Jared Sullinger has been equally good for the Buckeyes. Though OSU coach Thad Matta said it will be a collective effort against Johnson on the defensive end, both Johnson and Sullinger figure to play a big role in their teams’ success tonight. “The alarming thing about JaJuan is he makes such difficult shots,” senior guard Jon Diebler said. “I mean, if you watch film and watch the games he’s played, there are times where he’s got a hand or two hands in his face and he’ll just turn around and shoot it in. He’s a great player.” If Sullinger’s performance in the Buckeyes’ first 20 games is any indication, however, this game’s importance won’t intimidate him. In OSU’s four games against ranked opponents, Sullinger has averaged nearly 20 points and 13 rebounds. Sullinger’s success results from meticulous preparation, Matta said. And though he wouldn’t give many details, Matta said Sullinger might have picked up something that will help tonight. “Jared is one of those guys who is very tuned in to scouting,” Matta said. “He asked a question (Monday) night that kind of blew my mind when he was listening to the film session.” But Matta didn’t divulge any secrets. “I can’t elaborate,” he said. “It’s double-secret information.” Familiar foes Much like the Buckeyes, Purdue plays several upperclassmen who have been with the program for at least three years. OSU senior forward David Lighty said playing against Johnson, as well as Purdue senior guard E’Twaun Moore and others for so many years has bred a sense of familiarity between the two teams. And with that familiarity, Lighty said, comes highly competitive basketball. “There have been close games since day one, since everyone’s been here and since I’ve been here playing against them,” Lighty said. “We expect the same thing (tonight).” Diebler said the teams should know what to expect. “We’re both very familiar with each other just from the past years with the guys who’ve returned and the guys that have been around,” Diebler said. “I think that’s all it comes down to is who’s going to be able to execute their system both offensively and defensively.” Another test for Craft Buckeye freshman point guard Aaron Craft has been developing a reputation for his defense all season. In two of OSU’s last three games, Craft has been matched up against two of the best point guards in the Big Ten and perhaps two of the best in the country. Though Illinois’ Demetri McCamey and Penn State’s Talor Battle are much more experienced than Craft, the two seniors struggled against the Buckeye freshman, going a combined 7 of 28 from the floor. Tonight, against the Boilermakers, Craft will have his hands full again. Moore, who averages 18 points per game, will be joined in the backcourt by junior guard Lewis Jackson, who is coming off a career-high 19 points in Saturday’s win against Michigan State. Though Matta referred to Jackson as one of Purdue’s several “X-factors,” he is confident in his own point guard. “He’s got great feet, and he’s really, really strong — probably stronger than most people think,” Matta said of Craft. “You couple that with his mind and he’s a guy that loves to watch film and really zero in on anybody that he could be guarding. … But probably third and the most important thing is he wants to play defense, and that’s something that I think is unique.” The Buckeyes’ and Boilermakers’ tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Suicide for Barcelona to target only Champions League says Pique

first_imgGerard Pique believes that just trying to win the Champions League would be ‘suicide’ for Barcelona.Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015 and Pique says they can’t afford to concentrate only on the European trophy. Barca Blaugranes reports.“To only try and win the Champions League would be suicide. In the way we operate, we’re stronger when we don’t let everything ride on a single match,” Pique said.“If we concentrate on LaLiga, it’s better, because it’s the measuring stick we use to see where we currently stand.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Barça have never won the Champions League without winning LaLiga too. If we focus on LaLiga, we’ll win the Champions League.“Barça’s style of play doesn’t lack anything. We become very strong in regular competitions, where we play a lot of matches and not a single final where it’s a coin flip.”There are teams who base their season on the opposite to us and it could serve them well, but it’s different playing in LaLiga than the Champions League. It’s been shown that if we perform well in LaLiga, we’ll perform well in Europe too.”last_img read more

Kompany is delighted about Citys performance

first_imgThe club is back to its winning ways and managed to beat Southampton FC 3-1 today in the last match of 2018 in the English Premier LeagueAfter two consecutive defeats in the English Premier League, Manchester City returned to the victory path.The team was able to beat Southampton 3-1 today.And captain Vincent Kompany is delighted after today’s performance.“It was more than just the result – it was about the way we played,” the defender told Sky Sports.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We’re not focusing on anything much other than our performance. We have to be hungry and aggressive.”“We’ve been hit in our pride recently and that’s how a team has to react,” he commented.“We’ve got four competitions to play for in an incredible season. Today was a step in the right direction.”“We go into the next game in the same frame of mind, as always. We just want to win,” he explained.“We need to be ready for a fight and ready to take it to them [Liverpool] and try to win. We should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game.”last_img read more

Govt urged to deal swiftly with Clifton oil pollution

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNearly six months after the government announced it would spend $10 million on oil spill remediation efforts, petrochemical pollution remains a serious threat to the sensitive marine environment throughout The Bahamas, but particularly at Clifton Bay, environmentalists say.Vanessa Haley-Benjamin, CEO of fast-growing social and environmental movement Save The Bays (STB), said recent complaints from divers visiting the Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Gardens, who emerged from the water covered in oil, prove that whatever actions have been taken to date have been far from sufficient.“We appreciate the government’s recognition that oil pollution in Clifton Bay is an issue that needs attention,” she said. “Unfortunately, whatever has been done so far has failed to produce timely results.“Details of the remediation plan were not released to the public, so it is difficult to understand why, considering the reported financial commitment, a tangible solution has yet to be found.”The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) is responsible for the sculpture garden, and executive director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert warned of the devastating impact this pollution is having on living coral reefs, fish and other marine organisms in the area.Haley-Benjamin said: “We wholeheartedly support and second BREEF’s call for increased protection of the reef systems around western New Providence, which are critically important resources, ecologically and commercially speaking, and which have been under severe stress from industrial pollution for years.”The area is vital to the local dive tourism sector, she said, as well as for recreational and commercial fishermen, with the sculpture garden in particular attracting interest from avid divers around the world.Designed as a fusion of art, education, and marine conservation, the garden was created to provide a habitat for fish, corals and other marine organisms, divert snorkelers and divers away from natural reefs and thus providing space for restoration, and serve as an outdoor classroom for environmental education and citizen science.“Quite aside from the dire environmental consequences, the ongoing pollution is threatening tourism revenue and doing untold damage to the country’s reputation abroad,” Haley-Benjamin said. “STB is calling on the government to make this issue a priority and give it the attention it deserves.”According to Dr. Craig Dahlgren, a marine biologist and senior research scientist who studied coral reef ecology in The Bahamas and wider Caribbean for more than 20 years, pollution has already had a devastating effect on Clifton Bay.“In surveys of coral reefs around New Providence conducted in 2011, sites near Clifton were among the lowest in terms of live coral cover, and had seen some of the greatest declines in live coral from previous surveys of reefs off southwest New Providence conducted in 2009,” he said.At some sites, the researched showed this decline to have been as high as 43% in just two years.In addition to coastal pollution, increased temperatures and overfishing have also had an impact. However, Dahlgren said, the sites closest to likely pollution sources were among those with the lowest live coral cover.“It is clear that significant changes are happening to our coral reef resources,” Haley-Benjamin said. “It is imperative that we act now to prevent continued degradation.“We and other concerned environmental groups stand ready to assist the government in identifying the origins of the oil spills and enhancing remediation efforts to accelerate meaningful results.“To the extent that the $10 million plan announced in January may be working, it is clearly not working fast enough.” Related Items:clifton bay, oil pollution, Save The Bays Recommended for you Musical Legend KB’s Latest Save The Bays Release ‘Das What Real Bahamians Do’ Tackles the Silent Tough One, the PSA Environmentalist warns of a third possible Rubis leak Government ‘jumped the gun’ over Rubis leak risks Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Kenai Man Arrested On Outstanding Warrant

first_imgJohansen was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear with an original charge of Criminal Mischief third degree and Theft third degree. Johansen was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held with a $250 bail. According to the online Trooper dispatch, the male was located hiding behind some brush and identified as Jeffery Neal Johansen, 42, of Kenai.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers pulled into a residence off Beaver Avenue in Nikiski after observing a male run behind a shed after seeing the patrol car, on March 26.last_img