CLASSIC MATCH FOR PORT LINCOLN TOUCH!

first_imgPort Lincoln is a regional community where touch is surviving in the Australian rules dominated state of South Australia. Being 600km from their governing body (Touch SA) and with very little access to develop a higher level of playing standard, Port Lincoln is a real touch outpost. Touch was introduced to Port Lincoln nearly 20 years ago through the local high school, before disappearing for several years. Club contact Gavin Walding credits the touch revival in Port Lincoln to Peter Tokarski in the early 1990’s. With a regional population of 15,000 and the enormous variety of sports, touch is considered one of the area’s strong fringe sports. Participation has varied from 200-400 over the past few years, with a good number of those players being juniors. The winter season is a small competition, with just a few sides. One side consists of over 45’s while another is based around seven junior players. All of the competitions are mixed with participation of numbers being the goal. It is for this reason they allow seven players on the field per side. During summer a junior after-school competition is run with great support from Touch SA, local schools and teachers. While you may be reading this and thinking Port Lincoln sounds like many other normal regional touch associations, it’s time to think again. This is their ANZAC Day clash or Easter matches of the AFL or NRL…It’s called the Cummins Classic and it’s certainly becoming classic. This year July 29th is the date. Both sides will embark on a tense combined 140km bus trip to Cummins, to play up bush in a regular grudge match between two sworn enemies. For six or seven local Cummins players, this is the one match played on their home turf and local pride is also at stake. Gavin Walding believes the Cummins Classic, about to enter it’s second year under the official title, but having been played for over five years now, could well become a Port Lincoln touch institution. “The Cummins classic is a great night with some of the 300 odd locals wandering down to watch the mad buggers that throw the ball backwards to go forwards,” he says. “It is also a great opportunity for the genuine footy bus trip with many a foggy head in the morning.” The teams taking the field for this year’s Cummins Classic are The Masters and The Rik Rik’s. Peter Tokarski (the legend credited with Port Lincoln’s touch revival) leads the Masters, who are the usual collection of those continuing to defy both physics and age to take the field, with their oldest player being over 60. The Masters make up a large proportion of the SA 45’s & 50’s masters sides, who have competed since the 1999 Australian masters with various success. Their opponents for the past two years have been a group of players based around the United Yeelanna football club, whose home ground is around 90km from Port Lincoln. Many of the Rik Rik’s are ex-students of the Masters’ leader, Peter Tokarski. For this auspicious round a few ring-ins tend to appear, along with around 300 locals, who may not fully understand the rules, but love the intensity and the underlying fun of the game. “By the end of the Classic the locals are yelling & cheering along with the players, helped of course by the bar conveniently located next to the field,” Gavin Walding says. After the game the best player receives their medallion and the winners gloat in their short-lived glory. Players and spectators alike then adjourn to the pub across the road for a chance to catch up with friends before boarding the bus for the trip back home. Keep tuned for a full match report in following months. By Rachel Moylelast_img read more

Ohio State mens soccer team ready to host Big Ten tournament quarterfinal

OSU senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson (3) and Maryland midfielder Mael Corboz (8) struggle to get the ball during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015. OSU won 1-0. Photo Credit: Amanda Etchison | Editor in ChiefThe Ohio State men’s soccer team overcame all odds and clinched the Big Ten title in a 3-1 victory against Michigan on Wednesday night, awarding them the top seed in the Big Ten tournament.Since the Buckeyes finished the regular season at the top of the conference, OSU will host the first round and quarterfinals at home at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.OSU coach John Bluem said, even as his team realizes the importance of the upcoming postseason games, it can’t change its mindset.“It’s one game at a time,” Bluem said.This has been the motto for the Scarlet and Gray this year and the team continues to follow it.Earlier in the season, the Buckeyes lost four straight games until they managed to snap the streak against Akron in a 3-3 tie on Sept. 16.Following the tie against Akron, the Buckeyes took off and went on an eight-game winning streak, putting the Buckeyes at No. 1 in the Big Ten.Rutgers put a halt to the Scarlet and Gray’s winning streak in a 1-0 game on Oct. 25.“We were unbeaten for 10 games, but one loss doesn’t change anything,” senior defender and co-captain Liam Doyle, who was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year on Friday, said following the game against Rutgers. “It reignites the focus for what lies ahead.”The loss against Rutgers did just that for the Buckeyes when they bounced back and won a 1-0 shutout against Maryland, a team that is recognized for its physicality and ability to attack. The win against Maryland put the Buckeyes back on top with the chance to win the Big Ten title against Michigan.All season, the Buckeyes’ defense dominated on the field, but on Wednesday the Scarlet and Gray offense ignited as three goals were scored, giving the Buckeyes a chance to call themselves Big Ten champions.“This season has been a huge roller coaster for us, but right now we’re all pretty confident and we trust the game plan that we have,” junior forward Danny Jensen said. “It took us a little while to find our identity, but now that we have that, the vibe inside the locker room is pretty good.”The first round of the Big Ten tournament is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, when No. 8-seeded Michigan State and No. 9-seeded Penn State will face each other head-to-head. The Buckeyes are scheduled play the winner of the match.OSU squared off against both teams once this season. On Sept. 20, the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions went to two overtime periods before the match concluded in a 1-1 draw in Columbus. OSU traveled to East Lansing, Michigan, on Oct. 4 and topped the Spartans 2-1. The Scarlet and Gray is set to take on either Michigan State or Penn State at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.What’s nextFollowing the quarterfinals, the top remaining team will host the semifinals and championship on Friday and Sunday. read more

Pogba explains World Cup look

first_imgManchester United midfielder has explained his understated look for France at the World Cup, according to Mirror Football.The Frenchman caught the eye with his performances on the pitch rather with his flashy hairstyles during France’s successful World Cup campaign.Pogba was a key man for Les Bleus as they won the World Cup for only the second time in their history, putting in a top performance against Belgium in the semis and scoring their third goal in their 4-2 final win over Croatia.The United star performances in the latter stages of the tournament silenced his critics who criticize him for his flashy hairdos rather performances on the pitch.But the former Juventus star made sure that wouldn’t be the case in Russia.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Pogba took part in a Q&A session with fans on Instagram over the weekend, and one fan asked:“Why didn’t you paint your hair during the World Cup?”The 25-year-old replied: “Because I wanted the focus to be only on performance and not on my looks. So there was no excuse and they look only criticize the football part.”It remains to be seen if the World Cup winner will adopt a similar approach with United for the upcoming season.last_img read more

Strengthening tech security around the holidays

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Smart tech” devices are among the top gift items this year, according to the Consumer Technology Association.Ryland Madison, Director of Product Management at Cox Communications, visited Good Morning San Diego to bring awareness to the importance of protecting your technology.According to the CTA, technology spending during the 2018 holiday season will reach $96.1 billion in revenue in the United States.Some advice from Cox Communications:· Change passwords regularly, and be sure to change the default password for each device. These default passwords can often be found online with an easy search.· Use two-factor authentication or use a password generator that will provide you a random code to use. Don’t write down your passwords.· Keep software updated. Learn how to update it as soon as you bring it home. Don’t ignore the update notifications you may receive, and also do an online search periodically to find any updates you may be missing. The updates often provide security patches to deal with identified vulnerabilities.· Be aware of the “trade-offs” – because they track behaviors, data around home life can be a commodity. – so read the fine print (i.e. terms of service) and know what you are signing up for.· Consider setting up a separate wi-fi network for just your smart home / home automation devices.· Do your research, read reviews – does the company you are buying from update their software enough to protect from the latest threats? You want to make sure they have a strong reputation. Do they push the update to the device, or do you have to download it?· Stick to well-known brands – especially when it comes to smart speakers, and make sure they have a physical mute button. Off brands may not, and they are not easily bypassed. Sometimes it’s best to wait to adopt smart home tech when it is in its second or third generation. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: December 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom December 6, 2018 Strengthening tech security around the holidays KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Whats Up Lanier Heights

first_imgThe University of Maryland Summer Architecture Studio is scheduled to hold a final exhibition of Lanier Heights research and design proposals on July 7 from 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Potter House, 1658 Columbia Rd, NW. Eleven students have spent six weeks researching and designing in preparation to present their designs to the community. The event is scheduled to feature the release of a booklet, What’s UP, Lanier Heights?, and the presentation of student residential designs. Admission is free. To register for the event, visit eventbrite.com.What’s Up Lanier Heights? by University of Maryland Summer Architecture Studiolast_img read more

Rehoboth Light of the World Church Offers Memorable Summer Experience

first_imgBy Joi Thomas, Special to the AFROThe 2017-2018 school year is just about done.  In a couple of weeks, the school bell will ring for the last time, and children will excitedly begin their summer break.  Even though children are happy to be done with school, parents will need something for them to do.  Many churches are offering activities, including summer camps to keep children busy during the summer.  Rehoboth Light of the World Church is one church dedicated to giving children a memorable summer experience.Camp Rehoboth begins June 25 and runs to August 3, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5: 30 p.m.  Children between the ages of 5-12 will experience free breakfast, free lunch, Bible lessons, academics, sign language, dance, tae kwon do, arts and crafts, swimming and weekly trips. Founded in 2005, Rehoboth Light of the World Church has been operating Camp Rehoboth for 8 years.Rehoboth Light of the World Church (Courtesy Photo)First Lady Tammy Long is the director of the summer camp and is there with the children every day. Her love for children stems from her 19-year career in the Baltimore City Public School System. She believes that the camp is successful because of the family environment created between the children and staff.  “At Camp Rehoboth we do our best to create and maintain a safe, welcoming, wholesome environment for children and youth to participate in a wide variety of activities and experiences that foster human and spiritual development to benefit individuals, families, community and church.  Some children enter as “strangers” and they leave with a new family…and friendships that will last a life time. Together we create a family, not by blood, but by choice.”The staff of Camp Rehoboth go out of their way to make sure each child has an unforgettable summer.  Long said, “Our goal is that by the end of their Camp Rehoboth experience, the campers, as well as our teenage staff, grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually to utilize the full potential of God’s gifts to them for positive participation in the Kingdom of God.  Camp Rehoboth gives us the opportunity to plant seeds that will bear fruit for a lifetime.”This year, the camp theme is heroes.  Each week campers will learn about heroes in the bible, Black History heroes, play with some comic heroes and take on weekly community service projects where they will become heroes.The vision of Rehoboth Light of the World Church is to grow people through the Word, Worship, and Witness.  Camp Rehoboth is one way they fulfil the vision.  For more information call (410) 417-7592.last_img read more

Rep Lucido completes 201516 term with perfect attendance

first_img22Dec Rep. Lucido completes 2015-16 term with perfect attendance Categories: Lucido News,News LANSING – Perfect attendance and perfect voting record.State Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, completed the 98th legislative session with a perfect record in committee and House floor votes in 2015-16.“The people of the 36th District do not vote for a representative to show up for 83 percent of the votes in the state House, they voted for me to be their representative 100 percent of the time – in the Capitol, in the committee meetings and in Macomb County,” said Rep. Lucido. “It’s a high expectation and I’ve got no problem making that goal.”The current session included 1,261 roll call votes on the House floor. In addition, Lucido was in attendance and actively participating with the Judiciary, Criminal Justice, Energy Policy, and Financial Services committees.“That’s where the legislation is built – during committee hearings,” said Rep. Lucido. “No matter where it was, I was expected and I wanted to be a part of it. So, first term – mission accomplished. Next up – second term with the same expectations.”###last_img read more

UPC Romania has launched a 200Mbps internet servic

first_imgUPC Romania has launched a 200Mbps internet service. Fiber Power 200Mbps will be available in nine cities – Bucharest , Bacau, Cluj- Napoca , Constanta , Galati , Iasi, Ploiesti , Timisoara and Sibiu – encompassing 60% of the company’s coverage zone. The move follows the launch of 120Mbps in 2011 and 150Mbps services a year later. UPC currently offers speeds of over 100Mbps over 90% of its national network.The Romanian launch follows Liberty Global sister company UPC Austria’s launch of a 250Mbps service. UPC Austria’s previous top internet service delivered up to 100Mbps.last_img read more

POLICE say officers are responding to a report rec

first_img POLICE say officers are responding to a report received that a device has been left in the Lettershandoney Avenue area of Derry today.A spokesperson said: “If anyone sees anything suspicious we would ask that they do not touch or lift it, but report it immediately to police. “The Tirbracken Road is closed at its junction with Edenreagh Road.  BREAKING NEWS….POLICE PROBE REPORT OF DEVICE LEFT IN DERRY STREETDerryPSNI FOYLE ShareTweetcenter_img “There are no further details at this stage.”BREAKING NEWS….POLICE PROBE REPORT OF DEVICE LEFT IN DERRY STREET was last modified: August 31st, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more