Australian players giving back to touch

first_imgWhile they weren’t taking to the field, they were coaching the next generation of Australian players. Women’s Open player Louise Winchester and Men’s Open player Steve Roberts are the coaches for the New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges Girls and Boys teams respectively. And they aren’t the only ones, with Women’s Open player Peta Rogerson coaching the QSST Girls, and Mixed Open’s player Amy Hope coaching the SQBD Sharks. To see an interview with Louise Winchester, click on the following link:http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=865last_img

21 days agoBarcelona in contact with River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo

first_imgBarcelona in contact with River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardoby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo is a shock target for Barcelona.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is under pressure at the Nou Camp after a stuttering start to the season.TNT says Barca are searching out alternatives, with Gallardo high on the agenda.Indeed, the Argentine has already spoken with Barca management, but he replied that he could not make a decision yet as he’s focused on River’s Copa Libertadores campaign.Gallardo made his name in France with successful spells at PSG and Monaco. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Universities heard gender balance message loud and clear science minister says

first_imgOTTAWA – Six months after Science Minister Kirsty Duncan threatened universities with cuts to their research funding over a “dismal” gender balance among scientists nominated for lucrative research posts, she says they have heard her message and have started to respond.More than half the scientists submitted by universities for consideration for one of the Canada 150 chair jobs are now women, Duncan said.As well, 41 per cent of the people nominated for the latest round of Canada Research Chair appointments were female, the highest proportion ever in the 17 years the program has existed.“I think the message is getting through,” Duncan said.“Broad perspectives breed great science. If you come with a different perspective you may ask a different question, you may use different methodology and you may get better results. I think this is really good news for Canadian science.”She noted these are preliminary numbers based on nominations and they still are going through the peer review process. However, in the past the success rates of researchers receiving the appointment after being nominated were similar for men and women. The problem lay in that not enough women were being nominated in the first place.In April Duncan was appalled when the spring round of Canada Research Chair nominees included twice as many men as women.Shortly after, she warned schools they had until the end of 2019 to meet decade-old diversity targets. If they didn’t, schools would not get funding for future chairs until they could show the targeted balance not just for women but also researchers with disabilities, visible minorities and those with Indigenous backgrounds.The extended deadline is largely because the chair positions last for up to seven years each and turnover can be slow.To speed that along, Duncan also announced this week she is limiting tier one Canada Research Chair jobs to just one renewal. Tier one jobs are aimed at more experienced researchers, offer up to $200,000 a year for up to seven years, and can currently be renewed for an unlimited number of terms.Tier two jobs, which target emerging scientists with up to $100,000 a year for up to five years, can only be renewed once and there has been quicker improvements in diversity among those positions than among tier one jobs.As of October, women held 21 per cent of tier one positions, and 39 per cent of tier two positions.Pari Johnston, vice president of policy and public affairs at Universities Canada, said she was pleased with the latest statistics as well.“The minister’s goal of advancing equity and diversity in science, and ensuring talented women researchers have greater opportunities to be research leaders in Canada, is shared by Universities Canada’s 96 university members,” Johnston said in a statement.Last month Universities Canada presidents voted to adopt seven principles of diversity, including a pledge to better track data on diversity among both students and employees at their schools, as well as aiming to make their schools more accessible.The Canada 150 Research Chairs program was created this year to appoint between 15 and 35 internationally-based researchers.The Canada Research Chairs program was implemented in 2000 to create up to 2,000 research positions at universities across the country to push for excellence in engineering, natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.— follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

Bombardier workers to stage rally in Toronto over Boeing dispute will walk

first_imgTORONTO – The union representing Bombardier’s production workers says employees at the company’s aerospace plant in Toronto will walk out Wednesday — a move meant to pressure Boeing to drop a trade complaint against Bombardier.Unifor national president Jerry Dias said in a statement that the rally is intended to give workers a voice during the ongoing dispute between the two companies.He said Bombardier workers “are well aware that Boeing has no case, and that workers will end up paying the price as corporations fight this out.”Boeing has filed a trade complaint accusing Bombardier of selling its C-Series passenger jets to a U.S. airline at an unfairly low price with help from government subsidies.The U.S. Department of Commerce will release the preliminary results of its investigation next week, and a finding against Bombardier could result in fines or tariffs.Last week, Dias and Boeing officials met in Washington, D.C., where Dias encouraged Boeing to drop the complaint and seek a resolution with Bombardier.Note to readers: CORRECTS name of regulatory bodieslast_img read more

Resolute Forest Products thirdquarter profit up paying special dividend

first_imgMONTREAL – Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced it would pay a special dividend as it reported a third-quarter profit of US$117 million, up from $24 million a year ago.The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says it will make a special payment of $1.50 per share to shareholders of record on Dec. 6.Resolute’s third-quarter profit amounted to $1.25 per diluted share, up from 26 cents per diluted share a year ago.Sales totalled $974 million in the quarter, up from $885 million in the third quarter of 2017.Excluding special items, Resolute says it earned $96 million or $1.03 per share for the quarter, up from $31 million or 34 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 71 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Companies in this story: (TSX:RFP)last_img read more

The future development of the TseKwa caves in Charlie Lake

first_imgRezoning Report; CLICK HERETreaty 8; CLICK HERESimon Fraser University Research; CLICK HERENorthwest Coast Archeology; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A rezoning application has been submitted to the Peace River Regional District to restore and protect the previously known Charlie Lake Caves, now Tse’K’wa land, by establishing an Indigenous cultural museum.Gary Oker, President of Tse’K’wa Heritage Society, shares the Tse’K’wa holds deep historical and cultural importance. The goal is to recreate the space to what it would have looked like in the stone age, to include an amphitheatre space as well as buildings to display the vast collection in 1000 piece range of found artifacts from the site.Oker says it would become a space for ceremonies, drumming and different things could be shared such as food, traditional song and stories for people to come and enjoy the history. It is important to Oker to increase the visibility of the indigenous people in the area. March 18th, 2019 there will be an open house at the Charlie Lake Community Hall. As the proper steps are being taken to rezone the land, Oker wants an opportunity to share with the Community what the vision for the land will be.The Simon Fraser University recognized Tse’K’wa as a significant space because of the historical content that was found and unearthed as it was being studied by the University.Oker said this will be a place that provides an opportunity for school children to come and learn as well as being a point of interest for tourism and visitors to the area and passing along the Alaska Hwy.To date, the biggest challenge Oker says they face is the defacing of the caves and he hopes that with the development of the site the cultural importance will be recognized so everyone can enjoy the land.Also represented is Diane Bigfoot, Director from Prophet River and Laura Webb, Director from West Moberly.For more information on the caves and report follow the links below.last_img read more

CBI confirms probe in Bofors case will continue

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI probe into the Bofors case pertaining to the alleged Rs 64 crore kickbacks in the purchase of the Swedish artillery guns will continue, officials said Thursday.”In view of certain revelations made by one Michael Hershman, CBI sought the permission of the trial court to conduct further investigation in the Bofors case,” CBI spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said. He said on May 8, 2019, the court had observed that when independent right and power is available with the CBI to further investigate the matter on their own, if in their wisdom it is necessary to do so then, why still such application is being filed in the court. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”After obtaining legal opinion, CBI filed an application on May 16, 2019 in the court of CMM, Rouse Avenue Courts, New Delhi, stating that for conducting further investigation under section 173(8) of CrPC, permission of the court is not mandatorily required by CBI and an intimation to the court in this regard will suffice,” he said. He said the probe in the Bofors case will continue. The agency’s response came after it withdrew from a Delhi court its application to seek permission to further probe the politically sensitive Rs 64-crore Bofors payoff case. See P6last_img read more

Thierry Henry is about to suffer a major setback vs PSG

first_imgWith the terrible season that he’s having right now, AS Monaco manager Thierry Henry will confront his biggest test yet against Neymar and Mbappé’s PSG.If you thought that Thierry Henry is having an unfortunate first experience as a professional manager, you are in for a big surprise because the AS Monaco boss is getting an even worse weekend in Ligue 1.In five matches that the Frenchman has managed after taking Leonardo Jardim’s place in the club, Thierry Henry has lost three and tied two of them with a total of four goals scored and 10 against.This start of the season was supposed to be prodigious for the Arsenal legend, but instead, he has found a club that is on the brink of relegation as they keep sinking on Ligue 1’s 19th position and don’t seem to be getting any better.Just this Friday evening, Henry himself lamented Kylian Mbappé’s departure as he is about to face the French youngster on Sunday when Paris Saint-Germain visits AS Monaco in Ligue 1.This match promises to be a real massacre for the rookie manager, it might even spark the beginning of the end for him and his technical staff as one of the most forgettable managerial debuts for any former player in football history.🎙 #ASMPSG pre-match press conference💬 @ThierryHenry”There’s always pressure, whether you’re at the top or the bottom. We know very well who’s coming on Sunday. We’re going to try to make it uncomfortable for them.” pic.twitter.com/aDduXZt4nh— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) November 9, 2018There is really no way around next Sunday’s match, only a true miracle could give AS Monaco a victory against one of the most impressive clubs in European football today.PSG has a staggering 41 goals in only 12 matches, they have only allowed 7 goals and they have two of the best players in the world at their service.Youngster Kylian Mbappé left Henry’s club two seasons ago, he left a record-breaking €180 million for the club and has only grown exponentially as a player at PSG.In such little time, the teenager has managed to become an integral part for both his club and his country, but his biggest achievement has been France’s second World Cup trophy in history last summer.Mbappé was the biggest revelation of this tournament, he even scored a brace against Argentina in the round of 16 and also got his own goal in the final.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.This Sunday, the youngster comes back to the stadium where everything began and where he started to build the already impressive career that has taken him to inevitable comparisons with players like Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo.📷🔙🏋️‍♂️PSG get back to business at the Ooredoo Centre 💪 #ASMPSG🔴🔵 #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/DQNEAQrZP5— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) November 8, 2018Thierry Henry will most certainly dread every single moment in which the young player touches the ball next Sunday, he knows that his future at Monaco is hanging by a thread and he is obviously expecting that the French champions come with everything they got to win.We are still wondering why Thierry Henry believed that taking this job as the Monaco manager was a good idea, a club that is clearly decreasing its competitive gene in the last couple of seasons and has only worried about selling their most impressive players to the highest bidders on the European market.Thierry Henry should’ve given it a little more time to think things over, or maybe even demanded some great signings for the winter in order to at least save the season.AS Monaco is in a very tight spot right now, a painful defeat against Paris Saint-Germain is almost a certain thing at this point and the club’s board of directors would make a terrible mistake if they sacked Henry from his position so early during his spell.It’s sad to see this situation from a distance, because the Frenchman is a fan favorite and everybody was expecting him to succeed on his first experience as a manager.💬 “We must try to find the right path. We know what we need to focus on and we have to try to remain positive.” @ThierryHenry #ASMCLU pic.twitter.com/8cpqBMgzAy— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) November 6, 2018What do you think about Thierry Henry’s unfortunate situation at AS Monaco? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Morgan We lacked cutting edge

first_imgLeicester City captain Wes Morgan has urged his team to be more clinical in the final third after their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.Leicester City created a lot of chances in their game with Tottenham but failed to convert as Heung-min son and Dele Alli scored to give the visitors all three points, and Morgan hopes they can more clinical in future matches.“We’ve come into the game in good form, especially at home we feel confident,” Morgan told the club’s website.“Before tonight we were seven games unbeaten. We wanted to continue that but today we didn’t have that final cutting edge.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We kept them quiet for the majority of the game, I think someone said their first shot on target was the goal, which was a testament to how we played in the first half.“Going in at 1-0 down at half-time, at that time of the game is hard to take but we tried to bounce back but couldn’t find our way to the goal. They found that second goal and it was uphill from then.“Looking back there were a few things we could’ve done to try and prevent that first goal – to try and block the shot or try and close down the space quicker.“Credit to the striker (Son Heung-Min), he scores good goals all the time, he’s a threat at any stage of the game. There’s nothing much we could do about that.”last_img read more

Klopp admits Liverpool have been lucky

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists the team have had their fair share of luck so far this season as they remain unbeaten in the Premier League.Ahead of their game against Manchester City, the Reds should have lost the reverse fixture at Anfield as Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty with the scores at 0-0, but Klopp feels that luck is required to win titles.“You can’t go unbeaten so far if you don’t have luck,” he said, according to Goal.“You need luck.”“We have had much in the years before and not much this season, but we had these moments when Mahrez missed the penalty and then there was the goal we scored against Everton.”“But I would say that even then we deserved to win against Everton and we deserved the point against Man City – and that’s because of the consistency in the performances so far.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“The boys are completely focused. The one time you are not focused, even if you’re at 99%, you will slip. You fail. That’s how it is.”Speaking about his team’s title credentials, Klopp said:“We’re a different team. We’ve improved since last year, as we had to. These boys are of a different level and quality, that’s true. I trust them 100 percent.”“We’re all in this situation, we’re all in the same mood 100%. That’s the mood in which we go to City.”last_img read more