Tompkins Claim First Men’s Open CrownThe Tompkins Park Sharks have claimed their first ever Men’s Open trophy, claiming the 2009 Be Active Super League crown with a dominant 9 – 5 victory over Perth Brothers in Perth tonight (Sun 8th Nov).Hosting the finals series, Tompkins Park flew out of the blocks to take a 3 – 0 lead in just the first three minutes, and although Brothers never lost touch with the Sharks, the home side always looked in control of the match, after taking a 7 – 2 lead into half time.In the Women’s Open division, Northern Districts made it back to back Super League victories, defeating Perth Brothers 5 – 3 in the final.Surprisingly to some, Shelley Matcham donned heavy protection to her knee and contributed to the win, while fellow Australian representative Zoe Aiken-Dacey took control in the middle of the ground.Earlier in the day, the Fremantle Rebels took the Mixed Open title over Bunbury. Both teams were locked at 4-all at half time, and although Bunbury’s Jeremy Te Uira crossed for four touchdowns in the match, it wasn’t enough to stop Freo from running over the top of the south west team to win 9 – 6.The focus of teams now shifts to the Be Active State Championships, appearing in November for the first time. The State Championships will feature 42 teams and players from around Western Australia from 20th – 22nd November at McGillivray Oval.2009 Be Active Super League – Scores & AwardsMen’s OpenTompkins Park Sharks (9) def Perth Brothers (5).Keith Harris-Walker Medal – Jessie Murphy (Tompkins Park)Finals Referees Karen Woods Brendon Antrobus Tony ArnelWomen’s OpenNorthern Districts Spirit (5) def Perth Brothers (3)Karamea Dorset Medal – Michelle Gilpin (Northern Districts)Finals Referees Phil Galvin Justin Parsons James McMahonMixed OpenFremantle Rebels (9) def Bunbury (6)Finals Referees Richard McIlroy John Bedford John CorserRelated Filesmedia_release_081109-doc
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona midfielder Rakitic: Valverde must decide his futureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says the players are happy playing for coach Ernesto Valverde.Valverde’s deal is up in the summer but he does have an option to extend it by an additional year. The coach says a decision will be made with the club later in the season.”It’s an issue for the boss and the club [to decide on],” Rakitic said. “We’re really happy with him and the whole coaching setup.”The most normal [scenario] would be that he continues with us, but we have to focus on our job, which is playing and winning football games. Let them [the club and Valverde] decide what’s for the best.”
Nketiah reveals Arsenal in constant contact during Leeds loanby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah says that he is constantly in contact with members of the club while on loan at Leeds United.The 20-year-old is struggling for game time at the Elland Road club in the Championship.And Nketiah says that he is still focusing on his long term future at Arsenal, which is highlighted by how they are keeping tabs on him during the loan spell.He told reporters: “I speak with Arsenal a lot, I’m in contact with quite a few people in the club, they’re always texting when I’ve done well or things I can do differently but I think it’s good to have that constant feedback from the club, to know you’re still connected with them.”I’m an Arsenal player on loan at Leeds, I feel like they have done really well to keep me involved and happy and I think they’ve been really happy with me so hopefully I can continue the form and go back and get a starting place and kick off from there.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
VANCOUVER – British Columbia Premier John Horgan says he has made a “full and fair apology” for remarks about the province’s former liquefied natural gas advocate in reaction to a lawsuit claiming millions in damages against the B.C. government.Horgan and B.C. Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston both filed statements of defence in court last week in reaction in a civil lawsuit launched by Gordon Wilson.Wilson is seeking $5 million in damages alleging Horgan made defamatory statements to news media by saying there is no evidence of any written reports or briefings to back up Wilson’s salary.Ralston is named for allegedly telling media that Wilson’s contract was terminated because an internal review uncovered no documents to support $550,000 in payments since 2013.In almost identical statements of defence, Horgan and Ralston claim the lawsuit is unnecessary, frivolous or vexatious, adding that any comments they may have made are protected by the defences of fair comment and qualified privilege.Both Horgan and Ralston say their full apologies to Wilson received considerable coverage in early August and they add the disputed details about Wilson’s role as B.C.’s LNG advocate came from trusted insiders.“…The defendant’s statements were made without malice on a matter of public interest on the basis of information from apparently reliable and qualified sources within the British Columbia government and were protected by the defence of responsible communication,” Horgan says.Ralston and Horgan also expressly deny “that the plaintiff has suffered injury loss or damage, as alleged or at all.”None of the allegations made in the statements of claim or defence have been tested in court.In his legal action, Wilson says information detailing his work on LNG was available on a government website but was negligently or wilfully overlooked and neither Horgan nor Ralston discussed any employment issues with him.Ralston said in a Facebook post that his claim about there being no written reports was inaccurate, that he regretted making the statements and apologized to Wilson.Wilson asserts that his termination soon after the NDP took over the government was “political payback” for his support of former premier Christy Clark, who had appointed him as LNG advocate.He alleges he has been seriously injured in character, credit and reputation and the comments have negatively affected his ability to obtain employment as a government or industry consultant or advocate.
The Manchester United caretaker had to tell his team to not “feel sorry for yourself” after they lost 2-0 at home against PSG.Paris Saint-Germain came to Old Trafford and went back to France with a 2-0 victory over hosts Manchester United.The game was part of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And in his first defeat after being assigned caretaker of the club, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to his players.“Don’t feel sorry for yourself,” Solskjaer was quoted by the Manchester United official site.“This is something you’ve got to learn from. This is a level up from what we’re used to. They were experienced, they bought some fouls – things like this, this is just part of their learning as players.”“Many of our players are very young. It’s the first time Jesse and Marcus will play a proper Champions League game at Old Trafford. So, learn from that. You can’t feel sorry for yourself,” he added.Liverpool 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 have to bounce back,” he said. “At this club, you have to bounce back. In a tournament like the Champions League, it’s going to be difficult whoever you play against but our bread and butter is the league and we’ve got the FA Cup against Chelsea as well.”“We have to look forward. We’ve got Chelsea and Liverpool in the next two games. Whoever is feeling sorry for themselves they will not play, probably, against Chelsea,” he commented.“We’ve got so many games to play for, so no. You can see the reaction in the changing room, they’re disappointed but there is some determination and desire there to put it right.”“When we go to Paris we’ll give it a go. Of course, it’s a difficult mountain to climb but it’s not impossible if we get to half-time with a 1-0 lead, that’s what we’ve got to look for,” he concluded.🔴⚪️⚫️ #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019
Jessica Ranck, July 22, 2017 Politicians set to hold panel at Comic-Con Posted: July 22, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Sunday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.A group of elected officials, generally from the left side of the political spectrum will take part in a panel that will look at what would be required to repair damage after epic battles in cities.Scheduled participants are state Treasurer John Chiang, a candidate for governor; state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones; former assemblyman and county supervisor candidate Nathan Fletcher; Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez; San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez; and Oceanside City Councilwoman Esther Sanchez.The 11 a.m. panel will be moderated by political activist Rena Marrocco, who goes by “The Liberal Diva” on Twitter.Also on the political front, Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, will make his annual Comic-Con appearance to discuss his graphic novel trilogy “March,” which recounts his role in the civil rights movement. He will also lead a commemorative march during the panel at 10 a.m.Leading a big-name celebrity parade will be actress Charlize Theron, who as become an action star after roles in movies such as “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Fate of the Furious” and atomic Blonde,” which opens next week. The spotlight on Theron will begin at 2 p.m. in Hall H.The largest of the convention center’s ballrooms, Hall H,, will also be where Warner Bros. presents upcoming films including “Blade Runner 2049” and “Justice League.” The panel, hosted by Chris Hardwick, will feature filmmaker Steven Spielberg and stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Robin Wright.Actor David Duchovny will also make an appearance at Comic-Con to discuss an Audible revival of “The X-Files.”Panels run from 10 a.m. to midnight at the convention center, Central Library, Hilton Bayfront Hotel, the Horton Grand Theatre and the Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina.Organizers strongly suggest using public transportation.A free shuttle bus service is operating 24 hours a day, stopping at 63 locations in downtown, Mission Valley, Harbor Island and Shelter Island through Sunday evening.The Metropolitan Transit System announced that Green Line trolleys will run every 7 and 1/2 minutes between Qualcomm Stadium and the 12th and Imperial Transit Center through Sunday. Blue and Orange line trains will increase in frequency during peak travel times, according to the MTS.The transit agency said passengers can use its new Compass Cloud mobile app to purchase ride tickets in advance. The MTS also has 22 bus routes with downtown stops. Categories: Local San Diego News, San Diego Comic-Con 2017 FacebookTwitter Jessica Ranck
The current minimum wage is $9.84 through December 31, 2017. According to Beaty, all actual hours worked in a pay period multiplied by the Alaska minimum wage is the very least an employee can be compensated by an employer. Tips are not part of the equation. The minimum wage will rise from $9.84 to $9.89 effective January 1, 2019. By law, Alaska’s minimum wage must remain at least $1 per hour over the federal minimum wage. Heather Beaty with the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development: “This increase will affect anyone who is working for minimum wage, and this modest increase will help protect minimum wage workers and their families over inflation over time.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s minimum wage will see a 5 cent increase as of January 1, 2019, for all workers, regardless of whether their pay is calculated by time, or commission.
Sky is tapping Nokia to provide its Velocix Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver high-speed video and data services for its UK customers.Nokia said the deployment is currently serving Sky On Demand. However Sky and Nokia are jointly working to expand the Velocix solution to support Sky Go and Now TV services for live TV and video on demand.Sky recently announced that it would launch the full line-up of its service in the UK over IP as well as satellite, with its other European markets to follow.Nokia said that the deployment of the Velocix CDN allows Sky to temporarily cache content closer to customers in localised cloud data centres to reduce transportation costs and improve the customer experience.Nokia is providing its Velocix as a managed service. The company said that the deployment would provide better visibility for traffic demands and flows, ensuring greater predictability of performance and network usage compared to its current CDN service.Sky’s services have been migrated to the Velocix CDN. Traffic has been live in the network since the end of 2015.According to Nokia, Sky can modify how a request for content from subscribers is treated depending on a user’s location or device, opening up personalisation opportunities as well as ways to improve traffic management on the network.Mohamed Hammady, UK chief technology office at Sky said: “Nokia is a trusted partner of Sky. Using Nokia’s Velocix CDN, we have greater traffic visibility in the network, allowing us to regain control of managing the network capacity. Deploying the solution deep in the network also ensures we can manage delivery more effectively to improve performance and the customer experience. The introduction of Velocix CDN to support growth of our video on demand services was seamless.”Paul Larbey, head of Nokia’s IP video business, said: “The Sky project represents a milestone for Nokia as it’s the first deployment for a nationwide broadcaster and builds on Nokia’s number one position in the service provider CDN market. It shows that our Velocix CDN – which delivers high-quality programming – aligns with the needs of broadcasters and content providers in addition to those of IPTV and cable operators. Our innovative IP video portfolio will help Sky manage traffic more cost-effectively and efficiently.”