Western Tigers in 2008

first_imgEmbracing the traditional black and gold of WA, the Tigers seemed a perfect fit for WA’s teams at the representative level, with a new Western Tigers logo incorporating the existing TouchWest design.The new brand also includes the new www.westerntigers.com.au domain name, where State team information will be available in the future.last_img

Position Vacant – TFA Office Administration Coordinator

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry?  Touch Football Australia is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the key position of TFA Office Administration Coordinator, based in our Canberra office. Please find attached below the Position Description. Applications for this opportunity close at 5pm AEDST, Friday, 13 March 2015. For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email [email protected] Related Filespd_nops_oa-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img

23 days agoMan City midfielder Bernardo Silva risks 6-match ban

first_imgMan City midfielder Bernardo Silva risks 6-match banby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has been charged by the FA regarding his social media post to teammate Benjamin Mendy.Silva tweeted a picture of a black cartoon character alongside Mendy as a youngster.He wrote to the FA to apologise for any offence caused but faces a potential six-match ban after the charge.An FA statement read: “Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post on 22 September 2019.”It is alleged that the Manchester City player’s activity breaches FA Rule E3(1) as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.”It is further alleged that the activity constitutes an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin.”The midfielder has until 9 October 2019 to provide a response.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 days agoJuventus chief Paratici insists they’re counting on Rabiot

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus chief Paratici insists they’re counting on Rabiotby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus chief Fabio Paratici insists they’re counting on Adrien Rabiot.The summer arrival from PSG is already being linked with a January move away.Paratici said: “For us he’s very important, we’re happy about him like he is about us. I have no doubts that he will stay, both at the end of this season and next.“Even Nedved, when he arrived in Turin, had problems adapting to the team for months and he always reminds me.“I’m confident Matthijs will give us great satisfaction. Rabiot needs time, it’s not easy get back playing after a long time out.” last_img

Video: Arizona Celebrated Win Over Utah With A Passionate Locker Room Ric Flair Speech

first_imgTip off between Missouri and Arizona.TUCSON, AZ – DECEMBER 13: The Arizona Wildcats tip off against The Missouri Tigers to begin the college basketball game at McKale Center on December 13, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.(Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images)Arizona scored a huge victory over No. 13 Utah on the road last night, and the Wildcats are making a serious case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament later this month. To celebration the big win, two Wildcats decided to say a few words in the locker room. But it wasn’t your normal “rah rah” type of motivational speech. Nope, it was an ode to former professional wrestler Ric Flair. Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the way:Here’s a video of Flair’s shtick. We’re not sure why the Arizona players identify with it, but it’s definitely amusing.last_img read more

St Jude Angels And Stars Gala To Take Place This Weekend

first_imgSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will celebrate its 12th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala, co-founded by Daisy Fuentes, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, to support children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases.FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala Co-Founder Daisy Fuentes Cuban-American author, entrepreneur, television personality and Miami-based Chef Adrianne Calvo will be recognized for her commitment to giving back to others by visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to spread cheer that exemplifies the spirit of giving thanks for so many during the holiday season. For the past five years, Chef Calvo has prepared a traditional Cuban meal for patient families to bring the comforts of her home to them.Calvo will join approximately 600 guests for an evening of celebration that includes a cocktail hour, fine dining, silent auction and live performances by GRAMMY Award winning artist Willy Chirino and singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela.“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital touches my heart because its doctors and scientists are not afraid to take on the global fight against childhood cancer and freely share their knowledge to help others save lives,” said Calvo. “I’ve enjoyed meeting many patient families from around the world at St. Jude by sharing some Latin home cooking at the hospital that I hope brings them some comforts of home while they fight against cancer.”Among the noted celebrity award presenters will be television and radio personalities Ana Maria Canseco, Raul Gonzalez, Alberto Sardiñas, Pamela Silva Conde, Jon Secada, Charytin Goyco, and more.“The FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala brings together a diverse group of supporters in South Florida that are united for one purpose – to help save children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We are so thankful to the community and to the Latino artists’ who lend their support for this event, helping St. Jude to save the lives of thousands of children around the world.”For more information about tickets, sponsorships and auction items, visit stjude.org/miamigala or contact Carolina Masri at (800) 278-3383 or [email protected]last_img read more

At least seven companies investigated in bread pricefixing probe

first_imgVANCOUVER – The Competition Bureau’s investigation into allegations of bread price-fixing includes at least seven companies from bakery wholesalers and discount chains to Canada’s three major grocers, according to court documents.George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN) and Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) admitted Tuesday to participating in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement for over a decade and tipping off the country’s competition watchdog.The Competition Bureau executed search warrants at the offices of a number of grocers earlier this fall, but has said there has been no conclusion of wrongdoing and no charges have been laid.The investigation began on Aug. 11 and was expanded on Oct. 23.The search warrants and information to obtain them were sealed because of concerns by the watchdog that the release of the information might compromise its investigation. However, the affidavits sworn by a Competition Bureau investigator to have them sealed were unsealed by the court this week.According to those affidavits, the regulator is also investigating the alleged involvement of Canada Bread, Walmart, Sobeys (TSX:EMP.A), Metro (TSX:MRU) and Giant Tiger as well as “other persons known and unknown.”“The bureau is collecting facts to determine the precise time frame of, and the participants in, the alleged conspiracy,” Simon Bessette, a senior competition law officer, swore in an affidavit on Oct. 26.“Analyzing the records the bureau obtains from the search warrants sought in the ITO will take time; however, it would only be after such analysis is performed that the bureau would be in a position to determine whether additional investigative steps are required.”“Should details of the bureau’s ongoing investigation be made available to the public, the integrity of the evidence available through further investigative steps and/or court authorizations may be compromised,” Bessette wrote.Metro said in a statement Tuesday that it continues to co-operate with authorities and it has launched an internal investigation.“Based on the information processed to date, we have found no evidence that Metro has violated the Competition Act and we do not believe that the bureau’s investigation will have a material adverse effect on the corporation’s business, results of operations or financial condition,” the statement said.Giant Tiger released a statement Wednesday saying they currently “have no reason to believe that Giant Tiger or any of our employees has violated the Competition Act.”Walmart Canada spokesman Alex Roberton said in an email that the company “takes its legal obligations very seriously.”Canada Bread spokeswoman Sylvia Sicuso said Tuesday that the company and its associates “operate with the highest ethical standards” and neither has been charged with any offences.Giant Tiger, Walmart Canada and Canada Bread all said they are co-operating fully with the investigation.Sobeys Inc. did not respond to a request for comment, but has previously said it is also co-operating.Weston and Loblaw said Tuesday they became aware of an arrangement involving the co-ordination of retail and wholesale prices of some packaged breads from late 2001 until March 2015.The companies said they established an independent compliance office earlier this year and provided training and re-certification to marketing personnel at Weston Bakeries and all merchants and store managers at Loblaw, as well as senior managers at both companies and at parent company George Weston.The employees responsible for the companies’ role in the arrangement are no longer employed there.Loblaw is also offering eligible customers a $25 gift card that can be used at its grocery stores across Canada.The Competition Act prohibits agreements that “prevent or unduly lessen competition or to unreasonably enhance the price of a product,” according to the bureau.That could include agreements between competitors to fix prices, or to restrict production of a product by setting quotas or other means, which would be considered cartel activities. Penalties for price fixing could include fines of up to $25 million, imprisonment to a maximum term of 14 years, or both.However, the bureau says price-fixing conspiracies are, by their nature, difficult to detect and prove.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version provided incorrect maximum fines and imprisonment terms for price-fixing agreements.last_img read more

Robots walk talk pour beer and take over CES tech show

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Robots that walk, talk, pour beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again. Just don’t expect to find one in your home any time soon.Most home robot ventures have failed, in part because they’re so difficult and expensive to design to a level of intelligence that consumers will find useful, says Bilal Zuberi, a robotics-oriented venture capitalist at Lux Capital. But that doesn’t keep companies from trying.“Roboticists, I guess, will never give up their dream to build Rosie,” says Zuberi, referring to the humanoid maid from “The Jetsons.”But there’s some hope for others. Frank Gillett, a tech analyst at Forrester, says robots with more focused missions such as mowing the lawn or delivering cheeseburgers stand a better shot at finding a useful niche.ROBOTS THAT DELIVERThere are so many delivery robots at CES that it’s easy to imagine that we’ll all be stumbling over them on the sidewalk — or in the elevator — before long. Zuberi says it’s among the new robot trends with the most promise because the field is drawing on some of the same advances that power self-driving cars.But it’s hard to tell which — if any — will still be around in a few years.Segway Robotics, part of the same company that makes electric rental scooters for Lime, Jump and Bird, is the latest to get into the delivery game with a new machine it calls Loomo Delivery. The wheeled office robot can avoid obstacles, board elevators and deliver documents to another floor.A similar office courier called the Holabot was unveiled by Chinese startup Shenzhen Pudu Technology. CEO Felix Zhang says his company already has a track record selling robots in China, where its Pudubot robot — which looks like shelves on wheels — navigates busy restaurants as a kind of robotic waiter.Nearly all of these robots use a technology called visual SLAM, short for simultaneous localization and mapping. Most are wheeled, though there are outliers — such as one from German automotive company Continental, which wants to deploy walking robotic dogs to carry packages from self-driving delivery vans to residential front doors.A delivery robot will need both sophisticated autonomy and a focused mission to stand out from the pack, says Saumil Nanavati, head of business development for Robby Technology. His company’s namesake robot travels down sidewalks as a “store on wheels.” The company recently partnered with PepsiCo to deliver snacks around a California university campus.ROBOTS FOR DOGSDoes man’s best friend need a robotic pal of its own? Some startups think so.“There’s a big problem with separation anxiety, obesity and depression in pets,” says Bee-oh Kim, a marketing manager for robotics firm Varram.The company’s $99 robot is essentially a moving treat dispenser that motivates pets to chase it around. A herd of the small, dumbbell-shaped robots zoomed around a pen at the show — though there were no canine or feline conference attendees to show how the machines really work.Varram’s robot takes two hours to charge and can run for 10 hours — just enough time to allow a pet’s guilt-ridden human companion to get home from work.ROBOTS ON GRANDPARENT WATCHSamsung is coming out with a robot that can keep its eye on grandparents.The rolling robot can talk and has two digital eyes on a black screen. It’s designed to track the medicines seniors take, measure blood pressure and call 911 if it detects a fall.Samsung didn’t say when Samsung Bot Care would be available, but some startups are putting similar ideas in action. Israeli company Intuition Robotics used CES to announce the upcoming commercial launch of ElliQ, a robotic voice assistant that can sit on end tables and help older adults communicate with family members without having to fiddle with a computer.ROBOT FRIENDSLovot is a simple robot with just one aim — to make its owner happy.It can’t carry on long conversations, but it’s still social — approaching people so they can interact, moving around a space to create a digital map, responding to being embraced.Lovot’s horn-shaped antenna — featuring a 360-degree camera — recognizes its surroundings and detects the direction of sound and voices.Lovot is the brainchild of Groove X CEO Kaname Hayashi, who previously worked on SoftBank’s Pepper, a humanoid robot that briefly appeared in a few U.S. shopping malls two years ago. Hayashi wanted to create a real connection between people and robots.“This is just supporting your heart, our motivation,” he says.___AP video journalist James Brooks contributed to this report.___This story has been corrected to say that robots pour beer, rather than brew.Matt O’Brien And Joseph Pisani, The Associated Presslast_img read more

As UK EU battle over Brexit Indian investments on rise

first_imgLondon: The number of Indian companies investing in the UK registered a jump over the previous year despite the ongoing uncertainties around Brexit, according to a new report tracking Indian investments in the UK. The annual ‘India Meets Britain Tracker’ released in London on Wednesday finds that the number of Indian companies doing business in Britain has increased from 800 in 2018 to 842 in 2019, with a combined turnover of 48 billion pounds. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe report, published by business advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), revealed a more than doubling of the Corporation Tax paid by these companies to hit 684 million pounds, up from 360 million pounds in the previous year. “The headline figures in the Tracker are startling. They are testament to the strength and entrepreneurialism of the Indian business community, with some companies growing by more than 100 per cent year on year,” UK minister for investment Graham Stuart said at the launch. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe minister pointed out that the figures are likely to see a further jump from next year, when the UK’s Corporation Tax, from the current level of 19 per cent, will drop to 17 per cent. “We will always welcome Indian investments and we recognise India’s importance as one of our most critical bilateral investors,” he said. Among some of the other highlight figures from the Tracker, 24 per cent of Indian companies in the UK have at least one woman on their board, up from 19 per cent last year, and they employ an estimated 104,783 people in the country. “The report brings out in such graphic terms the contribution that Indian businesses are making to the UK. We all wondered how the Brexit process would have affected the investment sentiment from India and now we have the answer Indian business retains its positive outlook towards the UK,” said Ruchi Ghanashyam, the Indian High Commissioner to the UK. The report, now in its sixth year, provides a tracker of the fastest growing Indian companies in the UK with turnover of more than 5 million pounds, year-on-year revenue growth of at least 10 per cent and a minimum two-year track-record in the UK. Among these Accord Healthcare Ltd, Milpharm Ltd and Secure Meters (UK) Ltd have been consistently recorded as fast growing ever since the Tracker was launched in 2014. Anuj Chande, Partner and Head of South Asia Group at Grant Thornton UK LLP, noted: “Given the continuing uncertainty driven by the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), it is encouraging to see that Indian investors continue to invest confidently in the UK and in fact, there are now more Indian businesses active in the UK than ever before.” “The fall in the value of sterling has also had a role to play, making UK assets increasingly attractive to overseas investors. Low rates of corporation tax and the ease of doing business in the UK also remain significant draws.” Lakshmi Kaul, Head & Representative UK, CII, added: “As India’s economy continues to grow, Indian companies will increasingly have greater choice over where to invest and the UK must ensure that, beyond Brexit, it remains a leading investment destination.” Three companies in this year’s Tracker reported growth of more than 100 per cent, with the fastest growing of these being TMT Metal Holdings Limited, with a growth rate of 649 per cent.last_img read more

Rabada ruled out of remaining IPL matches

first_imgNew Delhi: In a big blow for Delhi Capitals, South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the remaining matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a back injury. Rabada will now return to his homeland. It was earlier reported that the final call will be taken by Cricket South Africa (CSA) who had asked for the Rabada’s scan reports to be sent to them. The current Purple Cap holder, who was carrying a back niggle over the last couple of days, has been advised to return by CSA, as a precautionary measure ahead of the World Cup beginning May 30. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju23-year-old Rabada, who took 25 wickets in the 12 matches that he played this season, spoke ahead of his departure. “It is indeed very hard for me to leave the Delhi Capitals at this stage of the tournament,” he said. “But with the World Cup just a month away, a collective decision has been made for me in this regard. It’s been a tremendous season for me with the Delhi Capitals, both on and off the field, and I truly believe that our team can win the trophy.” Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting said: “It’s unfortunate that Rabada is having to leave us at this stage of the tournament.”last_img read more