Australian Women’s Open World Cup champion, Peta Rogerson, was named the Senior Sports Star of the Year at the 2011 Sunshine Coast Sports Star of the Year Awards at the Hyatt Coolum recently. Rogerson was awarded the honour over a star-studded field – which included ironman Matt Poole and cyclist Shara Gillow – for her starring role in the Australian Women’s Open team’s World Cup title win in Edinburgh last June. To read more about Rogerson’s award, please click on the link below: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/sunshine-coast/sunshine-coast-sport-star-winners-named/story-fn8m0yxo-1226256052497 Rogerson’s Australian Women’s Open teammate, Emilee Cherry, has also been recognised for her success over the past 12 months, being named the Darling Downs Senior Sports Star for 2011.At just 19-years-old, Cherry was named the winner of this award at a function in Toowoomba on Saturday night. Cherry received the award for her efforts with the Australian Women’s Open team in Scotland, as well as for her successful foray into the Australian Rugby Sevens squad. 2011 was a big year for Cherry, which saw her captain the Australian Women’s 20’s team in their 3-0 series win against New Zealand in the 2011 Youth Trans Tasman Series, where she was also named as one of the Ron Hanson Medallists (flag bearers) for the event. She then captained the Queensland Fire in the inaugural Elite Eight series, before being the youngest player in the Australian Women’s Open team that travelled to Scotland for the World Cup. To read more about Cherry’s award, please click on the following link: http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2012/02/06/cherry-joins-elite-company/ The Hervey Bay Touch Association was also a winner at a recent awards ceremony, announced as the winner of the Fraser Coast Australia Day award for the Queensland Junior State Cup in the category of Sports and Community events. The Junior State Cup brought 5,000 people to Hervey Bay in early July last year, with the event being the biggest in its 20 year history, with 160 teams. It is estimated that the event invested more than $4 million into the local economy. Dubbo Touch Association (DTA) President, Neil Webster, was also honoured in January, receiving the City’s 2012 Service to Sport award. Webster’s involvement in Touch Football began over 30 years ago as a player, while he has been on the committee at DTA for just over a decade.Also under his guidance, the DTA was named the New South Wales Touch Association Affiliate of the Year at the 2011 Blues Dinner in October. To read more about Webster’s award, please click on the link below:http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/news/local/sport/other/sportspeople-honoured/2434041.aspx Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Peta, Emilee, Hervey Bay Touch Association and Neil on their awards.
Van der Gijp: Gerrard drunk recommending Liverpool’s Johnston to Feyenoord!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool fullback George Johnston has been slammed in Holland.Feyenoord teammate Liam Kelly, signed from Reading, is also being hammered as the Rotterdam giants struggle in the early rounds of the season.Former Holland striker Rene van der Gijp has rapped Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam for signing the pair.He told Veronica Inside “I must honestly say: also it is a sign of inability for Jaapie to take on Liam Kelly. “I mean: we saw that boy play half a game, then we all said: ‘That’s not the one in midfield who Feyenoord can count on’. Come on, dude. “Also loaning (sic) George Johnston has not worked out well for Feyenoord. He called Steven Gerrard for that. He said, ‘He’s very good’, but he was drunk!”Rangers boss Gerrard worked with Johnston as Liverpool U23 coach. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
LAWRENCE, KS – MARCH 03: Wayne Selden Jr. #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks stands with Devonte Graham #4 and Kelly Oubre Jr. #12 after the Jayhawks defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 76-69 in overtime to win the game and clinch their eleventh straight Big IX Championship title at Allen Fieldhouse on March 3, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kansas freshman forward Kelly Oubre Jr., declared for the 2015 NBA Draft today. He’s pretty much a lock to be selected in the first round, and could even merit a spot in the lottery. Oubre Jr. made his move official in a video released by Kansas moments ago. In it, he declares he’s a “Jayhawk for Life.” //“It’s been a blessing to play the game with KANSAS across my chest…”Kelly Oubre Jr declares for the 2015 NBA Draft: kuathne.ws/1G59hxu #alwaysajayhawk #kubballPosted by Kansas Men’s Basketball on Wednesday, April 1, 2015Oubre Jr. averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game in his lone season in Lawrence.
DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 09: Cameron Crazies, fans of the Duke Blue Devils, prepare for their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)When Duke’s men’s basketball program won its fifth national championship under Mike Krzyzewski this past spring, it was time for the following car to get a new license plate. The driver of this Subaru Outback gets a new custom license plate every time the Blue Devils win a national title. Here they are: # 5 and Kounting pic.twitter.com/HoNr1uOVm6— Brad Allen Cleary (@bacduke_hoops) June 7, 2015Are all of the license plates kept on the car or were they just being shown off together? Either way, it’s an impressive collection.
LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)USC knocked Utah from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 42-24 victory tonight. During the win, USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster knocked a Utah defender clear out of the field of play with a nasty stiff-arm. It’s been speculated that Smith-Schuster was pointing at the defender to call him out to come get stiff-armed, but it looks like he was just trying to signal for more downfield blocking. Nasty play though.
The award-winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom took time out of her hectic schedule to pop into the Nordoff Robbins London Centre last week and check out their music therapy work.Alison, who will be receiving the PPL Classical Award at this year’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, met with one of the centre’s clients and spoke at length with music therapists.Following the visit Alison said, “It’s a lifetime opportunity for any artist to come here and witness first hand the importance of Nordoff Robbins and how their music therapy is dramatically changing people’s lives.”Alison went on to say, “I feel like I have a duty to highlight the value of Nordoff Robbins because the difference it makes to a person’s life is unquantifiable. People don’t see the results until you see it first hand.”Alison has cemented an international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors and is ranked among the most distinctive and ground-breaking musicians on the international circuit today.Balsom is to receive the PPL Classical Award at this year’s Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards on Friday 28th June at the London Hilton on Park Lane.“I am truly honoured to be receiving the PPL Classical Award at the 2013 O2 Silver Clef Awards,” she said. “I am so proud to be involved with something so vital and life-changing for so many people. As a musician, I can’t think of a more valuable thing for me to do than to help highlight the constant need for a charity such as Nordoff Robbins. The value of something which is abstract and yet healing, unquantifiable, and yet so obviously transforming, is something that we as musicians live and breathe every day. I am so moved to see it being shared so skillfully in music therapy, helping so many children and adults in so many profound ways.” Source:Nordoff Robbins
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating, citing political upheaval that has resulted in the country having no functional government.Fitch says it lowered the country’s rating to B from B plus with a stable outlook, reflecting heightened external financing risks, uncertain policy outlook and a slowdown in fiscal consolidation.Sri Lanka is now without a government after a court ordered disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his ministers to refrain from conducting their duties as it hears a case challenging their eligibility to hold office after losing two no-confidence votes in Parliament.The dispute arose after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and replaced him with Rajapaksa.Rajapaksa has been unable to form a parliamentary majority.The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Taylor Fire Department is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, and the department is gearing up to welcome firefighters from around Northeast B.C. to the Peace Region Hoselay Competition in May.Taylor Firefighters Association president Joshua Carrell says that the department is anticipating a high turnout of teams from over 12 different departments who have been invited to the event from as far away as Mackenzie and Fort Nelson. The competition takes place May 25th – 27th this year, and will see firefighters compete in various disciplines including an Old Time Hoseley competition, hose coupling, and hose hockey. In a letter to Taylor Council, Carrell said that the Association has budgeted roughly $12,500 to host the event, and that it was asking Council to forgive some user fees to host the competition. At Monday’s meeting, Council voted in favour of waiving the fees and allowing the department to use a number of venues in Taylor, as well as providing a sponsorship and other prizes.Fire Chief Edward Albury said that the fire department is hoping to get additional sponsors for the competition, and that he can be contacted at the Taylor District office for more information.
The Corporation plans to resume operations by January 7, 2019.“The curtailment extension and reduction in operating hours is expected to reduce Canfor’s production output by an additional 55 million board feet in Q1. The sawmills are scheduled to resume production on January 7, 2019.”Canfor has 13 sawmills in Canada, with a total annual capacity of approximately 3.8 billion board feet. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canfor Corporation has announced it will be extending itstemporary curtailment at sawmills in British Columbia.Canfor will be reducing operating hours at some sawmills throughout the first quarter of 2019.Canfor says this decision is due to a continuing decline in lumber prices, in addition to high log costs and log supply constraints.
Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “gross misuse of power and machinery” in addressing the nation without prior permission of the Election Commission and hoped that the poll body will act in an exemplary manner. She was referring to Modi’s address to the nation on Wednesday announcing India’s successful test of an anti-satellite missile that put the country in an exclusive club of space super powers. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “The EC has formed a committee to examine the content of PM’s address yesterday but the real issue is why & how the PM addressed the country without its prior permission. It is the gross misuse of power & machinery for the electoral benefits. EC must act in an exemplary manner,” the BSP leader tweeted. “Previous experience proves that like law & order, BJP leaders are habitual offenders in violating Model Code of Conduct. And PM Mr Modi again flouted poll norms by addressing the country without prior permission of EC though there was no such emergency. Hope the EC acts promptly,” she said in another tweet. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K India shot down one of its satellites in space on Wednesday with an anti-satellite missile to demonstrate this complex capability, making it only the fourth country to have used such a weapon. Declaring India has established itself as a global space power after the success of the operation ‘Mission Shakti’, Modi said the missile hit a live satellite flying in a Low Earth Orbit after it traversed a distance of almost 300 km from earth within three minutes of its launch.