After six straight weekends on the road, the Corsairs got to play in front of a home crowd on Monday, dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Feather River, 11-1 and 6-3.The second game was one that got away from the Redwoods women, who led for much of the contest before the Golden Eagles struck late with five runs in the final two innings to pull off the sweep.“We played great until we had four outs to go,” CR head coach Maggie White said. “I thought we should have come away with a split, so …
We all know of the feats of Australia’s swimming golden girls, we’ve seen the image of Kerryn McCann fighting off the Kenyan runner in the marathon, while our cyclists and shooters are celebrating their most successful Commonwealth Games of all time. But while all of this is taking place in sports-crazy Melbourne, Touch is making the most of the influx of visitors to Victoria’s capital city.As part of the Commonwealth Games festivities, Touch Football Victoria assisted with a one hour Touch exhibition and coaching session last Saturday at the ‘Nestle Peters Beach Games’, just outside Melbourne’s Arts Centre and Concert Hall.In keeping with the Commonwealth Games theme, players who represented Australia and New Zealand in last year’s Victorian Trans Tasman Challenge were on hand to help out.Activities that kids love, such as ‘touchdown chase’, 2 v 1 Shootout, relay skills races and finally a game were enjoyed by the kids and their families who were watching. With enthusiastic volunteers showing off their skills in demonstration games, it was a great way to promote Touch Footy in front of the general sports-loving public of Melbourne, Australia and the world.For TFA Game Development Officer Carly Goodrich, being hooked up to a microphone to run the coaching session, a halftime interview with the ‘Beach Host’, and the live action being displayed on the big screen were some of the highlights for the day.Watching the kids and volunteers diving to score and stop Touchdowns was the centre of most participants’ focus, especially on the soft sandy surface – no pain but plenty of sand to be emptied from clothing for the rest of the day!Touch footy will be back at the Commonwealth Games, on the sand tomorrow (Thursday March 23) for another demonstration and coaching session, from 12.45-1.45pm outside the Melbourne Arts Centre and Concert Hall.So, if you’re in Melbourne for the Games, or know someone else who is, get them to drop in to the event and support the Touch Football Victoria volunteers promoting the sport in Melbourne.
Arsenal kid Bukayo Saka thrilled to make Premier League debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBukayo Saka was thrilled to make his Premier League debut in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Fulham.Saka replaced Alex Iwobi with three minutes remaining in our 4-1 win over Fulham, adding to his two appearances in the Europa League late last year.“Right now I’m feeling so happy,” he said. “I feel blessed to have made my debut and get minutes on the pitch. I just want to thank my family, my friends and everyone at the club who’s helped me to get to this stage.“It’s been a tough stage, a long stage, but through hard work and determination I managed to get here.“I’m not stopping now. I’m very hungry. I just want to work hard with every chance I get. In training I just want to impress the coach so I can get back on the pitch.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Image Courtesy: DSMEThe world’s first icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Christophe de Margerie has been delivered to its Russian owner, shipping company Sovcomflot, according to South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).Under the USD 320 million shipbuilding agreement signed between the parties in 2014, DSME constructed the ship which features a length of 299 meters and a width of 50 meters. The vessel has a capacity to carry 173,600 cubic meters of LNG.The ARC-7 class icebreaking LNG carrier, which recently completed its ice trials, will be deployed at a gas field on the Yamal Peninsula, in the western part of Siberia.A representative from DSME said that the shipbuilder is scheduled to deliver the remaining 14 icebreaking LNG carriers, currently on order at the yard, by 2020.World Maritime News Staff
Kolkata: In a departure from the norm, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Tuesday announced that question paper packets will henceforth be opened in front of Class 10 candidates, shortly before the commencement of the examination. Earlier, the sealed packets were broken in the office of the institution’s headmaster and papers sorted accordingly before distribution among the students. “From 2019, the sealed question packets of Madhyamik examination (Class 10 board exam) will be opened by invigilators in front of students in the examination hall and distributed accordingly,” board president Kalyanmoy Ganguly said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Sources said the WBBSE decision came in the wake of reports that the headmaster of a Jalpaiguri school, during the 2018 secondary examination, opened sealed question papers 35 minutes before the scheduled time. The headmaster was suspended by the board after he failed to give a satisfactory reply to a showcause notice issued to him. There were also reports of question paper leak on WhatsApp in 2017, but the board, back then, asserted that the paper circulated was “fake”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Ganguly said the WBBSE members, along with officer in-charge of local police station and a district administration official, will hold meetings with the head of examination centres to ensure that the measures were implemented without glitches. “This time, the number of question papers in the packets will tally with the number of examinees in the hall. There will be no sorting beforehand,” he said. The new measure was aimed at ensuring that exams were conducted in a transparent manner, Ganguly added.
January 25, 2008 We complete our report of the tent removal in the amphitheater of the Colly Soleri Music Center, segments posted on 1/18, 1/21 and 1/23. The huge tarp has been lowered to the amphitheater stage. We complete our report of the tent removal in the amphitheater of the Colly Soleri Music Center, segments posted on 1/18, 1/21 and 1/23. The huge tarp has been lowered to the amphitheater stage. [Photo & text: sa] The crew folded the material into a managable packet and lots of people are needed to carry the wrapped tarp out of the amphitheater. The East Crescent space has taken on a whole new look. When the tarp was first installed in 1989, only the first Unit had been built. [Photo & text: sa] For the first time we can appreciate an un-interrupted view of the size and beauty of this amphitheater, surrounded by ten Units of appartments, common spaces like the communtity room, recreation room and library, and Soleri Archives on the groundfloor of Unit 3,4 and 5. Planning department and Graphics are working on a new design for coverage of the stage and seating area. [Photo & text: sa]