Some of Australia’s best coaches and players will pass on their knowledge to the Wallsend Wolves’ talent this weekend as part of the Wallsend Touch Association’s High Performance Program training camp. The camp is being held for Wallsend’s Men’s and Women’s Open teams as well as its Under 20’s teams who will be travelling to Sydney each weekend in the coming months to take part in the New South Wales Touch Association’s Vawdon Cup competition. The Wolves have nominated four teams in this season’s competition, in the Men’s and Women’s Premier League divisions as well as in Division One, which is the first time in the club’s history that this has taken place. Having the opportunity to compete in the Vawdon Cup will help these teams become exposed to elite level competitions on a regular basis in an effort to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in the game.Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad, Australian Women’s Open coach, Peter Bell and Touch Football Australia’s (TFA) Director of High Performance, Cathy Gray, will be in attendance at the camp while current National Training Squad members, Kirsty Quince, Jessica McCall (Women’s) and Simon Lang (Mixed), will also take part in the weekend. The weekend will consist of practical and theory sessions as well as team building activities. Wallsend Wolves’ coaching director and junior club president, Mark Andrews says the club is looking forward to the weekend. “We have been very lucky to have current Australian Women’s Open assistant coach Karley Banks move to the area and take up the role of head coach and instantly get people excited about being involved in something like this.”“We are hoping now to retain local players and help them develop and progress through the representative ranks and be able to still enjoy the chance to play with their friends and stay together. Our club is 100 percent behind the program, its coaching staff and the players see a bright future for not only the Open’s program, but all the players affiliated with the club,” Andrews said. Related LinksWallsend Wolves Camp
zoomImage Courtesy: MOL Russian natural gas producer Novatek has shipped its first LNG cargo to the Brazilian market with LNG produced from the Yamal LNG project. The cargo, shipped through the company’s subsidiary Novatek Gas and Power Asia, was delivered to the Bahia Regasification Terminal owned by Petrobras.“Our LNG marketing strategy aims to diversify our supply geography and customer base,” Leonid Mikhelson, Novatek’s Chairman of the Management Board, said.“This shipment represents our first LNG cargo produced by our own production to the Latin American market, and confirms the viability of our logistical model and unique geographical location of the Yamal LNG project to deliver competitively priced LNG to any part of the world,” Mikhelson added.
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is investigating charges of murder and other offences in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case, sources here said on Thursday.The development comes after the Supreme Court heard a plea demanding a thorough investigation into the case where girls were mentally, physically, and sexually abused at a shelter home in Bihar. The fresh application has been filed by Nivedita Jha, a Patna-based writer, activist and independent journalist, on whose petition the Supreme Court had initially transferred the case to CBI. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Through her lawyer, Fauzia Shakil, she has questioned as to why serious charges of multiple gang rapes, rapes, and murders had been left out of the chargesheet filed by CBI in December last year. In the chargesheet, CBI had charged all 21 accused including the mastermind, Brajesh Thakur, in the case under several Sections of the IPC, including Section 376(c), which is to be applied in cases of sexual abuse by a person of authority. The initial chargesheet also included charges under the POCSO Act. According to sources familiar with developments in the case, investigations in the case are not yet completed and the murder charges against the accused are still being investigated.
OSU then-redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball against Michigan on Nov. 28. OSU won, 42-13. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe turnover of the roster from 2015 to 2016 has been the sweeping storyline in the offseason for Ohio State’s football team. Despite new faces bound to hit the field come September for coach Urban Meyer, three returning starters are receiving preseason notoriety.Redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett, junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan and redshirt junior defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis were named to offensive and defensive player of the year watch lists, respectively.Barrett was named to the preseason Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell Award honors the nation’s player of the year and often is a predictor for the winner of the Heisman Trophy.Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry went on to win the Maxwell and the Heisman Trophy last year. Eddie George was the last Buckeye to win the award in 1995, who also won the Heisman.This is Barrett’s second nomination for the watch list in consecutive years. He was joined by former Buckeyes Ezekiel Elliott, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller on last year’s preseason watch list. Barrett was the backup quarterback behind current Buffalo Bill Cardale Jones to start the 2015 season. Following the victory over Penn State on Oct. 17, Barrett was named the starting quarterback. The 2014 National Freshman of the Year and Big Ten quarterback of the year threw for 992 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2015. He also ran for 682 yards on 115 attempts.McMillan and Lewis were named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award which is given to the nation’s defensive player of the year. OSU also had two players on the 2015 Bednarik watch list with former defensive end Joey Bosa and linebacker Joshua Perry. OSU has never had a Bednarik Award winner.As first-year starters last season, McMillan and Lewis both impressed along side the NFL talent on those units. McMillan will be expected to be the leader for the Scarlet and Gray linebackers in 2016 as the only returning starter from the year before. The Georgia native led the Buckeyes with 119 total tackles contributing four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.Lewis quietly made his presence felt on the same line as No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa and fourth-round selection Adolphus Washington. Lewis led the defensive line with 54 total tackles, second behind Bosa with 14 tackles for loss and led with eight sacks in 2015.The Buckeyes begin the 2016 season on Sept. 3 at noon versus the Bowling Green Falcons.
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) is carted away after suffering a right ankle fracture during the 4th quarter of a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28. Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorFor the second time in less than four months, the Ohio State football team will have to turn to its backup quarterback.Redshirt-freshman quarterback and Heisman candidate J.T. Barrett suffered a broken ankle during the second half of OSU’s 42-28 win over the Michigan Wolverines Saturday afternoon, forcing redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones into action in The Game.Barrett is scheduled to have surgery Sunday, and will miss the remainder of the season.OSU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said after the game he did not envision losing two possible Heisman candidates at the same position to injury in the same year.“I wouldn’t have asked for that,” he said. “This game is very crazy at times, throws you a lot of curveballs and you have to be able to adapt and adjust and I am sure we will be able to do that.”Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman, who was on the field when Barrett’s injury occurred, said, at first, he didn’t think the injury was severe.“I heard him yell, and I looked over…at first I thought he just got his bell rung (but) as soon as everyone got off of him, I just went over there and as soon as I saw his ankle…he (Barrett) didn’t realize it at first,” Heuerman said. “That is when I told him ‘you need to stay down for a second.’”With Barrett out for the season, Jones is set to make his first career start as a Buckeye next week in the Big Ten Championship Game.The Glenville High School product entered Saturday having attempted just 14 passes, eight of which were completed for 111 yards and two scores through the air.Jones finished the win over Michigan two for three on pass attempts for seven yards and added another 18 yards rushing on two carries.Herman said he was pleased with how Jones responded in such an intense atmosphere.“Great mentally. He missed the one pass to (redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael) Thomas, but mentally he was very in tune,” Herman said. “He keeps a headset on the entire game so he is in tuned to everything we are talking about. He is very engaged in everything that goes on in terms of in-between series adjustments, halftime adjustments, so he was ready to go.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said following the win that the Buckeyes will start preparing for the Big Ten Championship Game on Sunday, adding that the game plan won’t be adjusted that much with Jones at the helm.“We gotta go and we have a lot of confidence in the guy that’s going to be doing it, his name is Cardale Jones. He’s been here I think for 120 years,” Meyer said jokingly. “The good thing is they (Barrett and Jones) have a similar skill set and so it’s not like we’re going to have to drastically change things.”Sophomore safety Vonn Bell, who started the game with an interception on the second play from scrimmage, said the Buckeyes will continue to move forward with Barrett out.“We lost one of our soldiers today,” Bell said after the game. “Somebody has to pick up the rifle and keep on going.”Herman said after the game that although Barrett is out for the season, he does not want to discount the win over Michigan.“We are really, really happy for this team. You are happy for what we have accomplished in the regular season, you are happy to beat our rival at home and get a third pair of gold pants,” Herman said. “At the same time, your heart goes out to J.T. because he has not only meant so much to this team, but this team has meant so much to him and his growth as a young man. We will keep him involved as much as we can, and move forward.”Herman said that he believes the Buckeyes can still be successful with Jones, OSU’s third-string quarterback coming into the season.“The quarterback doesn’t have to win games for us anymore. The quarterback has to manage games, distribute the football and lead,” Herman said. “We have seen that throughout this season and so as long as he is mentally prepared…I have nothing but the utmost confidence that he (Jones) can get the job done because of what we have got around him.”One of those players will be sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott, who rushed for 121 yards and two scores against Michigan Saturday on just 17 carries.Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) carries the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. Jones replaced an injured redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett in the fourth quarter of OSU’s 42-28 win. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorElliott said after the win that he believes Jones’ experience in the off-season will help him moving forward.“He got a lot of reps in the spring, he got plenty of reps this fall, I think he is ready,” Elliott said. “I don’t think there will be a drop-off.”As another one of the offensive weapons, Heuerman said he believes Herman will be able to coach Jones to success.“Coach Herman has obviously already been through this. Offensively man, we have a lot of talented guys that have played a lot of football this year. They are going to have to step up and make up for lost ground,” Heuerman said. “Cardale is an outstanding athlete, has a super strong arm. He can make the big plays we need to get this team rolling. We are going to have to rely on him, offensively and as a team.”The Buckeyes are set to travel to Indianapolis to take on Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game Dec. 6. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
OSU junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33), redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15), sophomore guard C.J. Jackson (3) and senior forward Marc Loving (2) celebrate a call during the Buckeyes 78-68 win over Navy on Nov. 11. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorComing off a disappointing 2016-2017 season, a coaching change and considerable roster turnover, it is fair to say there is uncertainty surrounding the Ohio State men’s basketball team. When asked to compare themselves to NBA players, the Buckeyes answered candidly, giving fans a better sense of what to expect from the roster.Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate, redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop and sophomore forward/center Micah Potter quickly referenced NBA champions and All-Stars when asked for their comparisons.Micah Potter“[Cleveland Cavaliers forward] Kevin Love,” Potter responded without hesitation.“I’m a big white guy that can shoot and I like to rebound,” Potter said. “I think that’s pretty self-explanatory.”Potter added that he has the capability to throw full-court outlet passes like the ones Love has patented in his career. He said he will have to prove his ability in practice before throwing the long passes in a game, but he is confident in the athletic abilities of his teammates to run the floor, catch the ball and convert the exciting play.Jae’Sean TateAlthough the big man from Cleveland proudly compared himself to a champion and four-time All-Star in Love, Tate reluctantly compared himself to a two-time NBA champion and All-Star.“Everybody’s gonna say [Golden State Warriors forward] Draymond Green,” Tate said. “I mean, that’s an honor. It’s a great compliment, so I guess I got to go with him.”The comparison to Green stems from the fact both he and Tate are undersized forwards whose versatility allows them to defend multiple positions and make plays all over the floor. Potter agreed wholeheartedly when asked about Tate’s comparison to Green, who earned 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.“That one is 100 percent true,” Potter said.Tate said he knows that comparison has accuracy, but prefers to think of himself otherwise. “I would rather be a [Cleveland Cavaliers guard] Dwyane Wade, but I know I’m not there,” Tate said while flashing a smile.Tate said he has been working on his jump shot and ball handling, but knows he has a long way to go to resemble Wade, a 12-time All-Star and three-time champion who many regard as one of the best to ever play.Keita Bates-DiopUnlike Tate, Bates-Diop said he best compares to one of his favorite players.“Probably also my favorite — [San Antonio Spurs forward] Kawhi [Leonard],” Bates-Diop said. “Just because he’s pretty quiet and just goes about his business pretty much.”Bates-Diop said he does not need a lot of dribbling to make plays offensively, similar to Leonard. He also said he is ready to step up and make impact plays of the defensive side of the floor — much like Leonard, who is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.Kam WilliamsPotter, Tate and Bates-Diop might have thought about comparing themselves to players at the highest level before, but it was clear fifth-year senior shooting guard Kam WIlliams and junior point guard C.J. Jackson had given less thought to the comparisons given their hesitation to answer. Williams labored over the question for a while as he pondered which players best resemble his game.“[Houston Rockets guard] Eric Gordon,” Williams eventually said.He compared Gordon’s 3-point shooting ability and improved pick-and-roll playmaking to his own. Over his career, Williams has shot a solid 39 percent on 3-pointers and said he has been working on his ability to handle the ball in pick-and-roll situations. Williams hopes to break out like Gordon did in 2017 when he finished fourth in 3-point field goals and won Sixth Man of the Year. C.J. JacksonJackson, perhaps the quietest player on the team, did not immediately compare himself to an NBA All-Star. “I don’t think I can choose one person,” Jackson said. “I try to get a little bit of everyone’s game ’cause obviously you can’t play like a specific person. You just kinda pick little things here and there — what you can do, what you like out of each player.”The junior point guard said he enjoys watching all guards play and specifically observes the intricacies of what makes Isaiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry and John Wall so successful. But to Jackson, a guard does not have to be an NBA All-Star to grab his attention.“It doesn’t really matter the level either,” Jackson said. “You can learn from high school guys.”
Chelsea managed to win the FA Cup in yesterday’s final game against Manchester United but a lot of things in this club are unclear – and one of them is Thibaut Courtois’ future.The Belgian keeper admitted that he will see after the World Cup where he will continue with his career but he is not certain whether it will be with the Blues or not – and he also wants the club to spend more money in case he will stay.The former Atletico shot-stopper spoke about his future as he said, according to Talk Sport:“Like I said in the last weeks or months, I think we’ll see after the World Cup whether I am a Chelsea player for next year.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We’ll see what is going to happen after the World Cup.”“I think if we want to aim for the top, we should do the same – obviously within the limits of what’s possible as well.”“I think that the transfer market has gone pretty crazy. Nowadays you pay £80million for a defender I think – that’s crazy figures.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited Kingdom, August 4, 2017 – London – The Honourable Frankie Campbell, M. P., Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the H. E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), on Friday 14th July, 2017 at the IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom.The Minister was accompanied by H. E. Eldred E. Bethel, High Commissioner and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the IMO, Mr. Don Saunders, M. P., Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Commodore Davy Rolle, CEO and Managing Director of The Bahamas Maritime Authority and Mr. Bernis Pinder, Maritime Liaison, Bahamas High Commission, London.During the Courtesy Call the Secretary-General congratulated Minister Campbell on his appointment as Minister of Transport and Local Government. The Minister provided the Secretary-General with an update on the work his Ministry is undertaking, the Maritime Cadets programme for High School students between grades 10-12, and the LJM Maritime Academy.The Bahamas is currently seeking re-election to the Council of the International Maritime Organization under category C. The Bahamas is the sixth largest contributor to the IMO budget. The Bahamas remains the flag of choice for passenger ships. The HARMONY OF THE SEAS, the world’s largest passenger ship, is registered with The Bahamas.The Minister was in London to participate in the 44th Anniversary of independence events hosted by the High Commissioner and to assist with the campaign for re-election to the IMO Council.Press Release: BISPHOTO CAPTIONSPhoto 1- H.E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Honourable Frankie Campbell, M.P., Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas at a Courtesy Call at the IMO Headquarters on Friday 14 July, 2017, London, United Kingdom.Header photo – Mr. Donald L. Saunders, M.P., Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, H.E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO, and the Honourable Frankie Campbell, M.P., Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas at a Courtesy Call at the IMO Headquarters on Friday 14 July, 2017, London, United Kingdom. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp