Alaska whips Phoenix five

first_imgPBA IMAGESStarting out hot and finishing at boiling point, Alaska mowed down Phoenix Petroleum, 93-75, on Wednesday night as the Aces—who have never looked this good in almost two years—are now staring the PBA Philippine Cup leaders in the face and are making a case for a twice-to-beat privilege.Calvin Abueva didn’t just warm up this time. He came off the bench at Mall of Asia Arena to pump in 21 points that went with 14 rebounds and four steals in 25 minutes and lead a hardnosed defensive stand by Alaska that starved the Fuel Masters to a franchise low total at the half.ADVERTISEMENT JRU boosts Final Four bid The Aces clamped down hard and gave up 24 points in the first two periods, and when the Fuel Masters tried making a game out of it in the fourth quarter by coming to within 14, Alaska scooted away for good on the way to rising to 5-2 and solo third.Only San Miguel Beer and Magnolia are better with 5-1 slates, though the Beermen and the Hotshots are sure to part ways as they still have to face each other later on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPhoenix couldn’t find the same game it dished out in upsetting Barangay Ginebra last week and slipped to 3-4.“We gave up 24 (first half) points. If I can find a way to bottle that, I’d be a millionaire,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said with a smile, marveling at the great job they did on Phoenix’s offense. “It was one of those halves where our defense had a lot of teeth.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meanwhile, Commissioner Willie Marcial suspended the referees who worked the Barangay Ginebra-San Miguel Beer game last Sunday because of the confusion that marred the final 4.6 seconds of a 100-96 Kings victory.Three referees got one-week suspensions each while a fourth one was slapped a three-week ban even as Marcial also suspended the game barker and a table official for failing to spot the error that led to San Miguel’s Chris Ross taking a free throw instead of Chico Lanete.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chris Banchero led the Aces with 22 and three more tossed in 10 each in a balanced scoring attack that Compton counterpart Louie Alas could not find.Matthew Wright was bottled up the whole night and struggled to finish with 16 points—all of them coming from close range—as the Aces never allowed him to settle into a groove from the perimeter. He was 0-for-6 from beyond the arc.Pushed to the wall by an enemy taken lightly by almost everyone, TNT KaTropa did enough to avoid a laughable upset in the other game.“I didn’t see that they gave their best today,” coach Nash Racela said of his Texters, who barely nosed out cellar-dwelling KIA Picanto, 90-85, to climb to the upper half of the 12-team pack.It took two RR Garcia baskets inside the dying minutes for the Texters to pull this one out of the fire and rise to 4-3 for fourth place at the moment, as Racela stayed on target for at least a top-six finish.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

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Was Justice Banks’ Order Ignored in Unpaid 7yrs.Wages to Prosecutor?

first_imgThe last time senior prosecutor Atty. Sam Solomon went before the Supreme Court was to have the High Court compel the Ministry of Justice to pay him his seven years and four months’ salary arrears totaling US$132,000 and LD$1,012,000.Based on his complaint, Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks, who was then Justice in Chambers in early 2014, mandated the Ministry of Justice to produce all necessary documents relating to a financial settlement with Atty. Solomon to his office within two weeks.However, Justice Banks did not resolve the matter before he was replaced by Associate Justice Sie-A-Yeaneh Youh due to the rotation of Supreme Court Justices in Chambers.It appears that the hopes and financial well-being of Atty. Solomon have been dashed because, according to him, Associate Justice Youh is yet to communicate with him on the status of his case. Besides, his lead counsel has been suspended by the Full Bench of the Supreme Court.The High Court took over the case after lawyers representing Atty. Solomon filed a  petition against  the Ministries of Justice, Finance, Civil Service Agency (CSA) represented by the Acting Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Deputy Ministers, the Solicitor General Betty Larmin Blamo, Minister of Finance Amara Konneh, Deputy Ministers, Directors, Comptroller, Director of the Civil Service Agency and all authorized agents and representatives acting within and under the scope of their authority.In his complaint, Atty. Solomon alleged that while serving as Senior City Solicitor of the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice last week he complained to the High Court through a petition for the Writ of Mandamus to order the Ministry of Justice to pay him his seven years and four months, salary arrears because since his appointment to the post he has not been paid.He said he was employed by the Justice Ministry in a communication dated June 20, 2007 with rights and privileges and assigned to the Monrovia City Court for the last seven years, carrying out and performing his duties, which was never disputed or challenged.According to the petition, Atty. Solomon stated that all attempts he made to bring the matter to the attention of his bosses at the Montserrado County Attorney’s office or the Ministry of Justice fell on deaf ears. He said the blatant denial of his rights has not only exposed him to undue financial hardship, but unnecessary embarrassment.The Ministry however, contended that during the seven years and four months period, Solomon was serving as a “volunteer.”It based its argument on Section 3,4 of the Civil Service Agency standing order that says, “Selection of successful candidates must be recommended to the CSA by appointing authority to prepare his/her Personal Action Notice (PAN).The Ministry further argued that Solomon, during his seven years and four months volunteer service as city solicitor, he did not fill in the PAN.However, a document dated June 20, 2007, addressed to Sam T. Solomon, under the signature of Samuel K. Jacob, then County Attorney for Montserrado County, the Ministry wrote, “In consultation with Cllr. Tiawon S. Gongloe, Solicitor General, Republic of Liberia, and with his consent and approval, you are hereby appointed as City Solicitor and assigned at the Monrovia City Magisterial Court, to augment the prosecutorial strengthen at said court.”MOJ noted further in the document that “This assignment takes immediate effect with the hope that you will certainly justify the confidence reposed in you.”The Ministry, concluding the document, wrote, “Meanwhile, you will proceed to the office of the Solicitor General for details pertinent to your employment process.”Another document dated February 16, 2007, reassigning Solomon from the Brewerville Magisterial Court to the Monrovia City Court was presented. In it, the current County Attorney of Montserrado County, Cllr. Daku Mulbah, wrote, “I am pleased to send you my compliments and to inform you that you have been recalled at the Monrovia City Magisterial Court effective as of the date of the communication. You will serve as senior City Solicitor at said court.”The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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New website connects Northern B.C. employers with new Canadians

first_img“The reality is that even with full participation of the existing population, B.C. will still need about 265,000 international workers to meet the projected labour demand,” says Kelly Pollack, CEO of IEC-BC. “No one solution will meet the workforce supply needs in these regions.”Pollack explains that tapping into the skills of new Canadians that are already here in B.C. is “an effective human resource strategy that can complement other initiatives to increase workforce participation from other underrepresented groups.”According to the BC Labour Market Outlook 2022, over 1 million jobs are expected to open up in B.C. by the end of this decade with many of the jobs being in Central and Northern B.C.- Advertisement -The website also features useful resources for employers to build employer capacity to attract, hire and retain skilled immigrants including links to online tutorials and resources in the three communities.The Northern B.C. jobs campaign is funded by the Province of B.C. and Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training – with partners including local Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations, Human Resources Management Association, Hecate Strait Employment Development Society, Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.Follow this link to check out the new website.Advertisementlast_img read more

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ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 3 July 2010

first_imgYou don’t often see sports here on ReadWriteWeb, but next week there’s an interesting event happening in Melbourne, Australia: the Digital Sport Summit. It’s going to look at how “social media and mobile technology is taking fan engagement to a whole new level,” with topics ranging from iPhone app development to “social media from an athlete’s perspective.” More info inside.You can import individual events in the Events Guide into Google Calendar using the link beside each entry, or download the entire thing as an iCal file (which is importable into Google Calendar, Outlook, Windows Live Calendar, etc.) or even view it as a world map. Know of something cool taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.5 – 7 July 2010: Marseilles, FranceLift France ’10Lift France gathers pioneers from all over the world to explore how the technologies and concepts of the Web are changing the real world. Through a combination of workshops, inspiring talks, and innovative demos, Lift offers a chance to anticipate the major shifts ahead, and meet the people who drive them. Blake Chandlee, VP & Commercial Director, EMEA, FacebookNicki Kenyon, Vice President, Digital Marketing APMEA, MasterCardReynold D’Silva, Global Brand Marketing Manager, UnileverPooja Arora, Brand Manager, P&GThomas Crampton, Asia-Pacific Director, 360 Digital Influence, Ogilvy Public Relations WorldwideLito S. German, Marketing Director, BMW Group AsiaRanjeet-Shandu Singh, Digital Project Manager, Ogilvy One SingaporeDerek Yeo, Head of Marketing, Tiger Airways 5 October 2010: New York CityFinovateFallFinovateFall will return to Manhattan on Tuesday, October 5 to showcase dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking technology from established leaders and hot young companies. The Fall event is the original and largest Finovate and features a single day packed with our special blend of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) and intimate networking time with top executives from the innovative demoing companies.FinovateFall is a unique chance to see the future of finance and banking before your competition and find the edge you need in today’s market. Early bird registration rates are available.29 – 30 March 2011: LondonSocial Media World Forum EuropeSocial Media World Forum Europe: Two days of interactive & engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking.Social Media World Forum Europe is continuing to evolve and deliver an event which is second to none, ensuring our audience receive the maximum potential from attending our shows. New for 2011 we have introduced interactive panel discussions, live streamed debate sessions, collaborative learning, break-out group discussions, open Q&A portions in every session, open workshops, with group discussions and interactive zones within the exhibition hall. We have introduced the Online Marketing Toolbox Workshops, educating in all elements of the online marketing mix, such as SEO, Paid Search, Affiliate, Mobile & Apps. The perfect toolbox to complete your online marketing strategy.Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. “Privacy Revisited”, Protect and Project Tags:#Events Guide#web “Fab Labs”, Reinventing Manufacturing “Web Squared”, Making Sense of the World through Shared Data Together we will explore 4 major topics: ReadWrite Sponsorscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts People Hacks”, Distributing Control and Knowledge Speakers include Sam Pitroda, advisor to India’s PM on innovation; Alma Whitten, Google’s privacy lead; Haakon Karlsen, Fab Labs Foundation; Michael Cross,; Amit Zoran, MIT Smart Cities Lab; Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French minister for the Digital Economy; Geoff Mulgan, the Young Foundation.6 July 2010: OnlineThe Influencer Project ThoughtLead presents The Influencer Project: 60 speakers. 60 minutes. 60 different ways to increase your influence online. We’re pretty sure it’s the shortest marketing conference ever. You’ll learn from new media luminaries like Robert Scoble, Anne Holland, Tony Hsieh, David Meeman Scott, Gary Vaynerchuk, John Jantsch, Ann Handley, Brian Solis, Read Write Web’s own Marshall Kirkpatrick, and many more.Sponsored by HubSpot and available via webcast and phone, the conference takes places July 6, at 6 p.m. Eastern (GMT – 4:00). Registration is free, and comes with the MP3 recording and PDF transcript of the event. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to become the 60th speaker with ThoughtLead’s “Influence in 140 Characters.” To learn more and register, click here.7 July 2010: Melbourne, AustraliaDigital Sport SummitDigital Sport Summit is Australia’s premier sport and digital media event. Hear from social media pioneers who are changing the face of Australian sport. Learn how social media and mobile technology is taking fan engagement to a whole new level.Speakers on the day will cover a variety of topics including:iPhone application development for sportConvincing management of the case for social mediaHow to monetize social mediaFantasy sportsSocial media from an athlete’s perspectiveWith speakers representing Essendon Football Club, Cricket Victoria, Herald Sun, Football Federation Australia and more. Digital Sport Summit will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.24 August 2010: New York CityFundingPost Summer Venture and Angel EventFundingPost has hosted 165-plus sold-out venture events in 19 cities over the past 9 years. At our next NY event, the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!We will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, hot sectors, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists, both before the panel & after the panel at the Cocktail Party! Register here.22 – 23 September 2010: SingaporeSocial Media World Forum AsiaSocial Media World Forum Asia is back for 2010. The event will be taking place at the larger venue – The Suntec Conference Centre – before the F1 Singapore night race. Two days of interactive and engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking. Speakers include: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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FCPX Video Tutorial: Keying in FCPX

first_imgLearn how to perform a basic color key in this FCPX video tutorial.While you may not do a lot of green screen work, learning how to key in FCPX is an important skill to grasp and understand. Chroma keying is the process of removing pixels of a certain color from a video plate. While this may sound simple enough it is actually a very complex process that can cause a lot of stress, especially if the video plate is shot poorly.In the following video tutorial by Dan Allen we will take a look at how to key out green screen footage in FCPX. This tutorial is meant to cover the basics of keying in FCPX:Importing footageUsing the keying effectMaskingRefining EdgesColor CorrectingCompositingThis tutorial was first shared by Dan Allen on his YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing, Dan!Want to optimize your green screen footage for keying? Check out our post ‘Essential Tips: Shooting Green Screen for Chroma Key’ where you’ll find a few tips and tricks for shooting on a green screen.Have any tips for keying in FCPX? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growing

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Central Florida’s Tacko Fall (24) stands above his team in a huddle during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. The tallest player in college basketball strolls the campus at UCF _ not your traditional basketball power. But anybody in the NBA or college hoops who doesn’t know 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall should get up to speed on the 21-year-old from Senegal. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tacko Fall can never hide.The tallest man in college basketball was walking from the University of Central Florida student union to his dormitory one recent morning, waiting for the light to change at an intersection when a driver — perhaps under the illusion that there’s more than one 7-foot-6 kid enrolled there — hit the brakes and yelled a question out the window.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa They need to keep up with him, too.Fall might be an unusual star, but a star nonetheless. Walk with him around campus, and one of two things often happen — either fellow students yell his name and wave, or they try to act cool while sneaking a selfie. Fall doesn’t mind in either case. And yes, he’s heard every joke imaginable about his height and his name.“He’s very comfortable with who he is,” said Dawkins, who played with 7-7 Manute Bol and 7-6 Shawn Bradley in the NBA and tries to impart wisdom to Fall on what he learned from their experiences.Fall knows what they went through, but doesn’t want to be considered The Next Bol or The Next Bradley.“I want to be the first me,” he said.Fall truly is a center of attention.Wichita State is new to the American Athletic Conference this season, so at the league’s media day last month, Shockers coach Gregg Marshall was learning plenty of new names and faces. Fall, who didn’t exactly need a “Hello My Name Is” sticker on his black UCF polo shirt, went up to Marshall and introduced himself anyway.Marshall was impressed, and hadn’t even seen tape yet.“I saw him in the hallway,” Marshall said. “I’ve never seen a human that big. He’s a great young man.”Fall’s story is almost as unique as his size. Born in Senegal, his family went through some very difficult times. He often didn’t have enough to eat, to the point where he would have nothing for breakfast and then would try to ration his school lunch and preserve some to serve as dinner. Money was often tight. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games When Fall was 16, Ibrahima N’Diaye changed everything. He ran a basketball academy and suggested to Fallthat he try to play in the U.S.There was one small problem. Fall despised the game, but eventually came around thanks to his basketball-loving grandmother.“There used to be cartoons on every day at 5 o’clock,” Fall said. “And one day, I think our national basketball team was competing, my grandma put that on instead of the cartoons. We had only one TV, and I got mad.”He got over it.He came to the U.S., first going to Houston and then bouncing around a bit before settling in Florida. He enrolled at Liberty Christian Prep — a place where the devout Muslim could have plenty of spirited, respectful, thought-provoking conversations with teachers and other students about religion.It was also a place where he realized basketball could provide a future.“The tough times really make you appreciate what you have,” Fall said. “It’s destiny. I met a guy who I had never met before, went home to talked to my mom about playing basketball which I never imagined I would play, wound up coming to the States and ended up in Florida, the best place I could have ended up at. Everything worked out just fine.”It might only get better.He isn’t sure if he’ll declare for the NBA draft next spring or just again explore his options. He speaks three languages now and is trying to learn Japanese, largely because of his affinity for anime. Food isn’t hard to find now — pasta and chicken before every game is his routine. And he’s hoping that his mom, whom he hasn’t seen in five years, might be able to get to a UCF game this season.And one day, he wants to go home with NBA money to do some good. Ask him his dream plan, and he’ll say itinvolves being able to build schools in Senegal. If everyone at UCF — and in college basketball — doesn’t know who he is yet, they might soon.“He’s learning things now that another player might have learned five years ago, by no fault of his own,” UCF coach Johnny Dawkins said. “He just picked up the game later than everybody else. He’s super-intelligent, speaks multiple languages, he’s just off the charts. He just needs more experience. And how do you gain experience? There’s only one way. You’ve got to get out there and do it.”Fall is a quick study. He’s the reigning defensive player of the year in the American Athletic Conference, a blocker of 164 shots in his first two college seasons and a changer of countless others. He’s made 73 percent of his field-goal attempts in college, since most come around the rim. Defenses last season started pushing him more and more away from the basket, so Fall added a few pounds of muscle this offseason in hopes of pushing back.He took a look at the NBA this past spring, visiting with five clubs to get their feedback on his game.The critiques weren’t often kind. But he listened and learned.“They showed me things,” said Fall, who is listed at 295 pounds. “I was able to see it, not just hear about it, but see it. Skill-wise, I added a lot to my offensive game. Defense is probably going to be the biggest thing for me because of my size and how I can affect the game, but the game has changed a lot. There’s versatile bigs now and I need to keep up.”ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Tickets for PH-Japan Fiba World qualifying game in Tokyo sold out “Kids look up to us,” Fall said. “You don’t always get opportunities to get out and do something with your life. Being able to help other people, when you can do that you’ve got to take advantage of it. Life is short. You’ve got to leave your mark. You’ve got to do something that matters. I want to do something that matters.” “Yo,” the man yelled. “You Tacko?”Fall waved, shrugged and smiled as the driver shot him a thumbs-up and drove away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think he knew who I was,” Fall said.This is an everyday thing for Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall, a 21-year-old from Senegal who grew up playing soccer, couldn’t stand basketball when he first started playing five years ago and now has hopes of an NBA future. He bows his head to get through doorways, prefers sandals to shoes because they’re easier on his size 22 feet, and has found that even first-class airplane seats don’t give him enough leg room. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Kareena Kapoor’s Heroine poster out, gets massive hits

first_imgThe poster of Heroine received around 90,000 hits within five hours of its launch. The films’ promo will be launched on July 25.The film is all set to hit theatres on September 14. The film also stars Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda.Director Madhur Bhandarakar released the first poster of the film on his Twitter account which has an ultra-glam Kareena lying on a bed with her legs crossed. “Presenting the 1st poster of Heroine to all my well wishers. Hope you like it,” Bhandarkar tweeted.In the poster, Kareena is dressed in a shimmery tank top and shorts lying down on a bed surrounded by magazines and photos of herself and an empty wine glass.The movie has Kareena Kapoor playing a high profile actress whose career goes off track and whose personal life tailspins into chaos. The actress has, in an interview, described her character in Heroine as a “bipolar” and “schizophrenic” personality.Kareena, Helen team up for HeroineYesteryears cabaret queen Helen is all set to share screen space with style diva Kareena Kapoor in Heroine.The actor is sporting a de-glam look – with cotton saree and spectacles and plays the role of a known yesteryear actor in the film.last_img read more

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first_imgFROM THE COACHES BOX – FINAL DAY ” Congratulations Boys you’ve done everything we’ve asked and 10% more – we’ve reached the highest rung and we’re taking the trophy home – go and get a soft drink, I don’t think your parents will have too much trouble shouting you one after that effort.” -NSW 12 Years Boys Coach John Clune in the victory huddle yesterday with his players. “We said the rides at Dream World made us nervous, but excited nervous, that’s how we should feel about the nerves we have when playing today’s final.” -Qld 12 Years Girls Coach Evan Willis explaining how the undefeated Qld team handled the weight of expectation on them to keep Queensland’s domination in this division going. “Beaten by a better team, but the Boys gave it all they had, can’t knock the effort level” – Qld 12 Years Boys Coach Jason Boyd reflects on the 4 -1 loss to NSW. “Take your time and make BIG signals – oh and have fun out there.”- Diminutive 12 year-old Kingaroy Junior Referee Daniel Ensor explains what he learnt from refereeing at the tournament. The ever-smiling Daniel has quite a few of his own `Billy Bowden’ type signals – his 10 metres is a classic. “Yeah, the Boys did well it’s a great way to win, NSW were pretty tough, they put it on us and that’s what you expect – but we had what it took to get there in the end… David Briggs and Josh Costello were great in attack and Dwayne Conlon thoroughly deserves his Player of the Series Award…. thanks to Dave Kirby, Simon Horsley, and Peter Bell for all their help as well.” -Qld 15 Years Boys Coach Dan Parker giving us his thoughts on the 15 Years Boys Grand Final. “The girls were fun to coach – it was a bit like `Bruce Reid with only sticky tape holding him together’ scenario – but we got there in the end and got the chocolates and I’m proud of them.” – Qld 15 Years Girls Coach Craig Slavin talking about winning the title and his team’s casualty ward of injured players. “Good to win, the girls got on great and Slavo and Sharon were fantastic – loved it, despite all the injuries I think we showed a lot of determination to get the win.” – Qld 15 Years Co- Captain Sam Hopkin after the win in the Grand Final. ” Look it’s Scott Sattler, dare you to challenge him to a game of `Run at me’.”- Two 12 Years Boys players after spotting Scott Sattler at the finals yesterday – the game they’re talking about involves one person saying `Run at Me’ and the other running straight at them in an effort to get past them – perhaps they should have just asked Scott to re-enact his famous cover tackle from the 2003 NRL grand final – that would be safer! “No worries, yell at you anytime.” – QSST’s Peter Bell in response to a `thank-you’ from Qld 15 Years Girls player Ash Cook for his help with Qld’s line defence. “It’s Boom Boom Banks.” -Tournament staff giving me heaps after I accidentally pumped up a touch ball for a young boy too much and it burst – Apologies for giving people in the vicinity near heart attacks.. Look, the kid only cried for a little while… don’t worry, I replaced the ball. “Bursting with enthusiasm aren’t you.” -Tournament Director Greg Norman to me a little while later, everyone’s a comedian…I’m tired!!! “Victoria scrapped past us with 10 lucky touchdowns, it’s fair to say the game was in the balance until the ref blew time on…seriously the Boys learnt heaps and gave it their all – had a ball, great tournament.” Who else? – Pete Hampson Tasmanian 15 Years Boys Manager whose ‘fit as racing snakes’ team will be back to do it all again next year along with all the other teams. Compiled by Karley Banks 31 October 2004last_img

10 months agoArsenal hero Petit: I laugh at Emery’s weak, average defence

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Petit: I laugh at Emery’s weak, average defenceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Emmanuel Petit says manager Unai Emery’s defence isn’t good enough.Petit claims that Arsenal’s biggest weakness is their “average defence’ and ultimately that will undermine Emery’s chances of success this season.He told Paddy Power: “In defence they are weak, they’re average. They make individual and collective errors. Sometimes you have to laugh. They injuries are not an excuse, most of the players who stepped in are internationals.“The quality they had been showing vanished (at Brighton) and it became obvious what their weakest link was – the defence.“I don’t know what’s going on with some of these players. During the long unbeaten run you thought Arsenal are back on track.”But now I look back at the number of those games in which they were lucky and, suddenly, reality returned.“They need to raise their game mentally on Saturday. I’ve seen glimpses of improvement compared to previous years but you can’t perform for just half an hour against Liverpool. You need to be fully switched on for 90 minutes, especially away from home.“If Arsenal go to Anfield thinking they can just keep plodding away the way they have been, it’s over – they’ll leave the stadium with three or four goals against them.” last_img read more

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