MALENY OPENS THE DOOR FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN MIXED TEAM

first_imgThe Maleny Touch Association at Witta was full to overflowing on Friday 24 November 2006 as the Sunshine Coast Affiliate played host to the 2007 Federation of International Touch World Cup Australian Open Mixed Team.The reigning World Cup Champions traveled from their 3-day training camp base in Brisbane to play an exhibition game against a Maleny President’s 14 team on Friday evening.The small country locality turned on the hospitality and out in force to greet the Australian Team who captivated the locals with their fleet of foot and sleight of hand in a slick performance that had the crowd on their feet.400 spectators lined the sidelines to see Touch Football at its best with the Australian Open Mixed Team turning on a sharp display against a local outfit led by Senior Men’s Queensland ‘A’ representative and Maleny President, Tim Evans.Evans led a host of enthusiastic young guns that relished the opportunity to play against the best the sport has to offer in this Country at Mixed Open level.Local Sunshine Coast Australian Mixed Open products Ben Roberts and Hayley Rogerson received big cheers, whilst Australian Mixed Co-Captain Tony Eltakchi held court as the “King of the Kids” and was equally popular amongst the mum’s who clamored for an autograph.The Australian Coaches spoke to the crowd and introduced the teams, provided commentary, explained the finer points of Mixed, and aspects of the 2007 Australian World Cup campaign. The biggest cheer of the night was reserved for the Maleny team who scored the town’s sole touchdown right on full time.The Aussie players were pleasantly besieged by a sea of kids requesting their autographs and one young lady, Nicole Sommer aged 12, who found herself without a pen and paper, was given the game ball signed by the Australian Mixed Open team.Nicole’s mother Maree, whose three children all play touch, was full of praise for the Australian Mixed Team and the game.“She loves touch, she has been playing it since she was four, and she has been looking forward to the Aussie Team coming for days. She is on cloud nine, and can’t believe her luck to be given the ball. I will probably have to pries the ball out of her hands when she falls asleep, she is that proud, it’s such a great gesture. The whole town is rapt to have you all here and we will be monitoring the World Cup results in January” Maree said.Australian Co-Captains Tony Eltakchi and Mary Steele were both interviewed after the game and spoke to the crowd about how impressed they were with the response from the locals.“This is excellent, thank-you all so much for coming out and showing your support. We have a tough job ahead of us to retain the World Title, but night’s like tonight make you appreciate the responsibility you have been given to represent your Country and your sport – it’s definitely been worth the travel and we hope to come back again one day.” Eltakchi said.Mary Steele was equally pleased by the town’s response.“Definitely unexpected, everyone has been great and the Maleny team fought hard and gave us a good run, you never know, we might see some of these youngsters in the green and gold in the future! It’s a great boost knowing that you have people in the sport behind you and willing you to do well. Let’s hope we can do the job for everyone.” Steele said.The “Little Big Men” of the Aussie Mixed team, Brad “BJ” Holden and Ben “Boozer” Mc Cullen were clear favourites with the crowd.Whilst standing on the sideline next to the “Tall Timber” of Ben Roberts and Matt Tope, Boozer and BJ drew an interesting comment from a diminutive young fan to his father: “Dad, those two ‘little boys’ there can play real good, there not much bigger than me, I could do that.”Thanks to “B1 and B2” The young man now has his heart set on playing in the Maleny Junior Touch competition… but no one had the heart to tell him that whilst Boozer and BJ might have been around his height, they were just a little too old to play in his age division!Maleny Junior Touch Coordinator Tony Yorkston, who was instrumental in bringing the Australian Team to Maleny, organized a post game dinner for the players and was delighted with the response from locals.“It has been wonderful, people from all the areas up this way are here tonight. We have never had a team of this calibre here before and it is a real privilege. The standard was something of an eye opener for us, and the Aussie team have been excellent ambassadors for the sport – we’d love to do this again in the future. It really brings grass-root level touch and the elite level together. Kids can see people like Hayley and Ben, people they see around the traps, get to this level and it doesn’t seem so far away. It’s just fantastic.”Yorkston said.The Australian Mixed Open Team’s foray to the country has opened the door for the possibility of taking National camps to affiliates across Australia in the future.The Australian Men’s Open camp will be conducted in Rockhampton in Central Queensland on 15-17 December and this is another opportunity for the game to showcase the sport at the highest level, but bring the excitement and build up to the World Cup to our affiliated members and raise the profile of the game in the general community.last_img read more

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10 months ago​Leicester, Stoke City target Guingamp teenager Phaeton

first_img​Leicester, Stoke City target Guingamp teenager Phaetonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City are linked with French attacker Matthias Phaeton.The 18-year-old, who plays for Guingamp, is interesting the Foxes and Stoke City in the Championship.Per RMC Sport, he is currently negotiating with his club over a professional contract.And the French outlet believes that an offer of €800,000 or slightly higher could be enough to tempt them into selling the starlet.Phaeton made his debut for the first team in November. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photo: Someone Sprayed #BringBackBruce On Tennessee’s Famous Rock

first_imgTennessee rock spray painted with "Bring Back Bruce."The Rock is one of the major landmarks at the University of Tennessee. According to the UT Athletics website, for decades, students have painted the rock with messages ranging from “birth announcements to memorials, break-up messages to marriage proposals, protests of war to messages of peace, celebration of Vol victories to expressions of, shall we say, disappointment.”Apparently , at least one Tennessee student decided to use The Rock as a personal billboard to advocate the return of former men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl enjoyed a successful six-year tenure in Knoxville from 2006-11, before being fired for numerous NCAA infractions. He is currently the head coach of Auburn University. The Vols are in the market for a new head coach after Donnie Tyndall was fired this week for…NCAA violations. Our amateur artist feels Pearl’s track record (at least the positive parts of it) make him the perfect replacement for Tyndall.#BringBackBruce on the rock @coachbrucepearl #VFL pic.twitter.com/QhYzgObwxb— Brandon Carpenter (@bcarp49) March 28, 2015last_img read more

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Study Achieving high followup rates for violently injured patient population is feasible

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 9 2018Achieving high follow-up rates for a difficult-to-track violently injured emergency department population is feasible. That is the finding of a study to be published in the November 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).The Flint Youth Injury (FYI) Study, a prospective study, demonstrated that tracking hard to reach, assault-injured, drug-using youth populations is possible through the use of established contact strategies and a variety of interview locations.The lead author of the study is Jessica Roche, MPH, a research specialist at the University of Michigan Injury Center. The findings of the study are discussed in a recent AEM podcast, Tracking Assault-Injured, Drug-Using Youth in Longitudinal Research.Related StoriesIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyTransobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinenceAMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapyRoche, et al., suggest that future studies focusing on hard-to-reach populations should factor in the time needed to achieve successful follow-up retention and the number and types of contacts needed to ensure the continued involvement of as many participants as possible.The authors further suggest that newer developing methods of contacting participants through advancements in technology be explored, suggesting that using these methods to reduce attrition may improve the quality of hospital- and ED-based violence prevention programs and help promote evidence-based best practices.David G. Jacobs, MD, medical director, F. H. “Sammy” Ross, Jr. Trauma Center and chief, Trauma Section, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, commented:”This important paper dashes the myth that long-term follow-up in a trauma patient population is unachievable. Not only does it set the benchmark for what can be achieved in terms of follow-up in this difficult patient population, it, more importantly, outlines the methods and resources that we all must be willing to employ as we seek to honestly evaluate the long-term impact of our own violence prevention efforts.”Source: http://saem.org/last_img read more

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Yahoo to pay 50M other costs for massive security breach

first_imgIn this July 19, 2016, file photo, flowers bloom in front of a Yahoo sign at the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to about 200 million people in the U.S. and Israel whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history. Explore further Citation: Yahoo to pay $50M, other costs for massive security breach (2018, October 23) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-yahoo-50m-massive-breach.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The restitution hinges on federal court approval of a settlement filed late Monday in a 2-year-old lawsuit seeking to hold Yahoo accountable for digital burglaries that occurred in 2013 and 2014, but weren’t disclosed until 2016.It adds to the financial fallout from a security lapse that provided a mortifying end to Yahoo’s existence as an independent company and former CEO Marissa Mayer’s six-year reign.Yahoo revealed the problem after it had already negotiated a $4.83 billion deal to sell its digital services to Verizon Communications. It then had to discount that price by $350 million to reflect its tarnished brand and the specter of other potential costs stemming from the breach.About 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hit by hackers that included some linked to Russia by the FBI . The settlement reached in a San Francisco court covers about 1 billion of those accounts held by an estimated 200 million people in the U.S. and Israel from 2012 through 2016.Claims for a portion of the $50 million fund can be submitted by any eligible Yahoo accountholder who suffered losses resulting from the security breach. The costs can include such things as identity theft, delayed tax refunds or other problems linked to having had personal information pilfered during the Yahoo break-ins.The fund will compensate Yahoo accountholders at a rate of $25 per hour for time spent dealing with issues triggered by the security breach, according to the preliminary settlement. Those with documented losses can ask for up to 15 hours of lost time, or $375. Those who can’t document losses can file claims seeking up to five hours, or $125, for their time spent dealing with the breach.Yahoo accountholders who paid $20 to $50 annually for a premium email account will be eligible for a 25 percent refund.The free credit monitoring service from AllClear could end up being the most valuable part of the settlement for most accountholders. The lawyers representing the accountholders pegged the retail value of AllClear’s credit-monitoring service at $14.95 per month, or about $359 for two years—but it’s unlikely Yahoo will pay that rate. The settlement didn’t disclose how much Yahoo had agreed to pay AllClear for covering affected accountholders.The lawyers for Yahoo’s accountholders praised the settlement as a positive outcome, given the uncertainty of what might have happened had the case headed to trial.Estimates of damages caused by security breaches vary widely, with experts asserting the value of personal information held in email accounts can range from $1 to $8 per account. Those figures suggest Yahoo could have faced a bill of more than $1 billion had it lost the case.But Yahoo had disputed those damages estimates and noted many of its accountholders submitted false information about their birthdates, names and other parts of their lives when they set up their email.The lawyers representing Yahoo accountholders have a big incentive to get the settlement approved. Yahoo will pay them up to $37.5 million in fees and expenses if it goes through.Oath, the Verizon subsidiary that now oversees Yahoo, didn’t respond to requests for comment Tuesday.A hearing to approve the preliminary settlement is scheduled for Nov. 29 before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California. If approved, notices will be emailed to affected accountholders and published in People and National Geographic magazines. Ex-Yahoo paying $35M to settle SEC charges over 2014 hack (Update)last_img read more

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