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Official release of ‘Our Value Proposition’ research

first_imgWhat is the value proposition for playersand what is the optimal customer experience? Over the last 18 months, Touch Football Australia (TFA) has undertaken a significant body of research, analysis and investigation towards knowing ‘What is the Value Proposition’ for our sport for participants.The value proposition of membership is central to our Strategic Plan and achieving objectives. The research has been focused on the following two areas: What is the value proposition for providers and how should this be commercialised?The value proposition research provides understanding of attitudes, opinions and perspectives on how Touch Football is experienced by players and delivered by affiliates.Download your copy of the Value Proposition summary now to discover what participants value most about our game, what affiliates think about TFA and State Bodies and what affiliates think about fees and a standardised model to delivery. Touch Football Value Proposition SummaryBelow are some recent affiliate and competition successes in 2016. These are living examples that demonstrate the positive path we are already on towards affiliate and competition growth. Based on the learnings from these successes and the valuable research we now have, future affiliate competition improvement and growth is going to be achieved.ACT: Developments and Improvements to Women’s CompetitionIn 2016, TFACT conducted a simple yet effective survey approach to find out more about the barriers and impacts on why female competition participation was in decline.  The survey revealed results that focused on impacts such as location, scheduling and formatting. TFACT responded to this, implemented changes based on participant feedback and now have an additional 18 Women’s teams participating in Season 2 2016 Competitions in Deakin and Southwell Park Competitions. VIC: Pakenham Rugby League Club – Touch Football CompetitionAs a joint venture between Touch Football Victoria (TFV), NRL and VIC Health, in its first year the partnership has generated Touch Football participation for Pakenham Rugby League Club. This has resulted in wider community participation in the non-contact form of the sport for Rugby League members. This initiative has also supported Robinvale Rugby League Club to establish a Touch Football competition in Victoria.We can’t wait to see the further development and growth of the NRL and TFV partnership in 2017 and beyond! SA: Onkaparinga AffiliationIn August 2016, Onkaparinga joined the TFSA affiliate network, becoming the 2nd largest affiliate in South Australia. In Season 2 2016, Onkaparinga has grown in participation, conducted referee training and development and positively embraced TFA affiliate management process.The growth achieved clearly demonstrates the result of adopting TFA’s affiliate servicing approaches. Further growth is inevitable for this affiliate in 2017 and beyond given how successful Season 2 2016 has been.TAS: Southern Touch GrowthAs the largest affiliate in Tasmania, Southern Touch engaged in TFA’s Competition Benchmarking Analysis. This process has been conducted through TFA’s centrally managed competition network since 2015. Southern Touch is one of the first affiliates to work with TFA to conduct a Competition Benchmark Report. In Season 2 2016, key areas were identified for improvement and for the first time in over 10 years there has been an increase in adult team numbers!This is a great example of how an affiliate has proactively worked with TFA in a collaborative way to achieve competition improvement and growth. Well done Southern Touch! A great outcome.QLD: Ipswich Super 8sIn early 2016, Ipswich Touch Football conducted the ‘Ipswich Super 8s’. This is the first time the 5-week competition has been offered with teams being competiting in double headers each week. This involved teams from Gold Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba.The concept was successful due to early release and organisation of nominations (3 – 5 months prior to competition commencement), well developed marketing material and a the offering of a different participation experience at the affiliate level.WA: Perth BrothersThe Perth Brother affiliate in Western Australia has created an awesome community based approach to developing Touch Football participation. Through subtle innovation and effective positioning of the competition on Saturday mornings, this  â€˜whole of community’ fomat has seen the competition grow from 20 teams in 2015 to 35 teams in 2016.Touch Football competitions that are positioned as family oriented, social and community based are exactly what the value proposition research is telling us. The weekend offering is also a key recommendation of the research.NSW: Parramatta Eels and West Tigers MOUsIn 2016 NSWTA entered into two significant partnerships by signing MOU’s with NRL Clubs Parramatta Eels and West Tigers.   These are direct and collaborative approaches towards future affiliate growth for Western Suburbs, Balmain, Hills Hornets and Parramatta Touch Football.  By providing a ‘place on the field for everyone’ in one of Rugby League’s heartlands in NSW, the opportunities for NRL Clubs to conduct Touch Football is a major opportunity for the sport in 2017 and beyond.NT: Junior Competition EstablishmentDarwin and Palmerston Competitions both conducted their first ever junior competitions in Season 2 2016.  A targeted approach to conducting these competitions within school term periods, the use of individual registrations (with recommended price points) and positive engagement through TFA’s Sporting Schools Programs have contributed to this result.This creates significant opportunities for future junior participation growth within the NT and is an example of a range of junior competitions being created throughout the national network.TFA will be implementing a number of affiliate servicing and competition strategy approaches ongoing to ensure we support and lead the way to growing our sport into the future and ensuring a positive player/official experience. We have recently developed strategies with national managers to provide immediate and ongoing support. Please see TFA national managers to contact details below for more information:Participation – Mathew [email protected] Miles [email protected] – Anthony [email protected] LinksValue Proposition Researchlast_img read more

 

10 months agoMourinho tells Benfica to move on from him

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho tells Benfica to move on from himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Benfica to move on from him.Record says Mourinho was sounded out about a return to his homeland following the sacking of Rui Vitoria.He was approached but despite not giving them an outright ‘no’ he indicated returning to Benfica is not in his plans at the moment.Even the high wages of Mourinho was not considered a problem for Benfica bosses – who believed his benefits far outweigh the outlay.Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager in December. last_img read more

 

US retail sales rose for 2nd month led by cars clothes

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.Retail sales increased 0.2 per cent in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after a healthy 1.9 per cent gain in the previous month. September’s gain was the largest in 2 1/2 years and was driven by big increases in auto and gas sales in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.Americans are spending more freely as confidence in the economy has jumped in the past year and the unemployment rate is at a 17-year low. Excluding gas station sales, which fell sharply as prices dropped, retail sales rose 0.4 per cent last month.Sales gains were widespread. Consumers spent more at electronics, grocery, clothing and sporting goods stores. Restaurants and bars reported a healthy 0.8 per cent increase, the biggest gain since January.Americans are boosting their spending, but incomes are rising only modestly. That has pushed more people to borrow to finance their purchases, particularly of autos. That has renewed worried about whether U.S. households can stay on top of their burgeoning debt loads.Auto loans and credit card debt rose sharply in the July-September quarter, according to a report Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That pushed total household debt to a record high of nearly $13 trillion.The proportion of Americans falling behind on their credit card bills rose to 4.6 per cent, the New York Fed said, up from 4.4 per cent a year earlier. The share of auto loans that are 90 days or more overdue rose to 2.4 per cent from 2.3 per cent. Still, low interest rates mean that U.S. households’ debt payments, on average, aren’t historically high.Gas station sales fell 1.2 per cent last month, the retail sales report showed, mostly because prices nationwide dropped 2.4 per cent. That is a reversal from September, when gas prices spiked 13 per cent in the wake of the hurricanes, which disrupted refineries on the Gulf Coast.Auto sales rose 0.7 per cent, a solid gain after a huge jump of 4.6 per cent in September. Sales are likely still elevated by the impact of the hurricanes, which destroyed thousands of cars in Texas and Florida that are steadily being replaced.last_img read more

 

Shares of Primero Mining more than double after First Majestic takeover offer

first_imgVANCOUVER – Shares in Primero Mining Corp., which owns the San Dimas silver-gold mine in Mexico, more than doubled in trading Friday after First Majestic Silver announced a deal to buy the company.Primero shares (TSX:P) were up 15 cents at 27 cents in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, while shares of First Majestic (TSX:FR) fell 30 cents to $8.44.Under the deal, shareholders will receive 0.03325 of a First Majestic share for each Primero share.First Majestic also signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. to end a silver streaming interest at San Dimas and replace it with a new deal based on 25 per cent of the gold equivalent production with ongoing payments of US$600 per gold equivalent ounce.As part of the transaction, Wheaton Precious Metals will receive 20.9 million shares of First Majestic valued at roughly US$151 million.First Majestic put the total value of the transaction at US$320 million including the shares issued to Primero shareholders and Wheaton Precious Metals as well as other payments under the deal including the repayment of Primero debt.last_img read more

 

Wont file police complaint against students who forcibly entered my house JNU

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after alleging that some students forcibly entered his house and confined his wife, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said on Tuesday that he had “forgiven” them and would not file a complaint with the police.”While last night’s violent behaviour by students in front my JNU residence is condemnable, neither me nor my wife will file a police complaint against the students. We have forgiven them. Wish them the best and hope they will reform and not repeat such acts in future,” Kumar said. The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) has denied Kumar’s allegation. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The JNUSU categorically rejects the falsehood being spread by the VC, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar. The JNUSU (on Monday) after waiting (at the VC’s residence) returned to the protest venue where an indefinite hunger strike is taking place,” it said. A student from a Left student outfit rejected the allegation and said a group of students had gone to meet the vice chancellor, but they were allegedly manhandled by the security personnel. Seven students are on a hunger strike on the campus in protest against the online system of entrance exam that will be implemented from this academic session. Police said the situation on the campus remained under control.last_img read more

 

The big 5

first_imgUttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar and Tamil Nadu – the big five – with 250 seats in their territory, will sound the bugle for this year’s victor. Parties in these states are, duly, working round the clock to influence voters and strengthen their polling arithmetic. These states also posit unique challenges to national parties. While caste holds key for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have to be won by different political strokes. Agrarian distress will be Maharashtra’s polling point while communal harmony is set to dominate Bengal. And, for Tamil Nadu, recovering from the demise of a glamorous political era, the sentiment of anti-incumbency will be hard to overcome. So, with a mix of nationalism and unemployment – the big five will be critical in deciding the nation’s sway…1. Uttar PradeshWith 80 seats, one mega alliance and two national parties desperately seeking to salvage their prestige — Uttar Pradesh has grabbed eyeballs for all the right reasons. In 2014, NDA won 73 seats from the state’s share. This turnaround, from 2009’s 10 seats, pretty much sealed the deal for BJP. But, UP hasn’t been very kind to its incumbents. This year particularly, circumstances appear to be shaky for the ruling party that is relying on its hyper nationalism narrative to fetch the same or more enhanced results than 2014. The SP-BSP-RLD alliance, for one, will upset all set arithmetic. Traditional enemies in the state, the UP gatbandhan looks formidable and could very well roll over the ambitions of both BJP and Congress. On the other hand, now that the Congress isn’t associating itself with the gatbandhan, it could cut into the upper-caste votes which tend to lean away from the region’s socialist parties. Yet, politics isn’t arithmetic — a simple addition or subtraction will conceal true frictions playing on the ground. In 2007, Mayawati rode to power in the state with a considerable chunk of upper-caste votes. These votes have tended to sway — in 2007, they opted for Mayawati; in 2009, they heavily tilted towards Congress who secured 12 seats more than in 2004; and in 2014, they submitted their bulk choice in favour of BJP. This time, the upper-caste votes could split between Congress and BJP, making the path easier for the SP-BSP-RLD alliance. Mulayam Singh’s appreciation for Modi could also be ominous for the gatbandhan as Muslim votes can very well sway entirely in favour of Congress, as was witnessed in 2009 after Mulayam tied up with Kalyan Singh and hurt Muslim sentiments; ultimately, the community voted entirely for Congress. Caste is an important factor that is presently in the gatbandhan’s favour. The emotions on ground are nebulous and, unlike 2014, there is no clear appreciation for a single party. While many are disappointed with the Modi-Yogi government, others repose more faith in him than his counterparts. Priyanka Gandhi’s entry could also extinguish BJP’s spirits; her charisma and absence of experience could make her a more desirable choice for aspirational voters who seek leaders beyond simple caste affiliation — this factor actually supersedes the caste arithmetic. In 2014, caste rules were defied in favour of a new, aspirational India. Priyanka is the only beacon of aspiration today with Akhilesh, Mayawati, Modi, Yogi all having failed their tests of palpably uplifting spirits. By arithmetic alone, if the caste factor works, then the gatbandhan could sweep through 48-50 seats. But any upsetting in caste calculations would leave the door open for BJP. Priyanka could’ve been Congress’s trump card — but her absence (until now) from contesting seats directly could dampen voters’ spirits. Poll focus: The SP-BSP-RLD combine could hamper chances of national parties 2. MaharashtraA traditional stronghold of Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party, Maharashtra, in a sense, is a microcosm of the factors dominating this election season. Presenting a robust mix of rural and urban, industry and agriculture, Maharashtra’s mood would provide a most appropriate glimpse into our democracy’s temperament today — will chants of national security and patriotism emerge victorious or will voters address their immediate concerns in lack of employment and absence of robust agrarian mechanisms. While NCP has aligned with Congress, Shiv Sena will be pairing with BJP, scripting another chapter in their self-starred thriller novel. Before 2014, fissures had appeared in the BJP-Sena camp. While BJP went alone and secured victory, it managed to rally Sena support in forming the government. Through the previous Assembly election and right up to the announcement of an alliance for 2019, Shiv Sena had pulled many a jibe at BJP. But now, they are together and back to fight the NCP-Congress combine, which has had a few hiccups of its own. Sharad Pawar, a constant critique of the current government, deciding against contesting the elections might not spell well for the opposition that could have gained from Pawar’s towering presence. Worse, many believe that Pawar chose against contesting because he anticipated an insurmountable defeat. Despite rumours enforcing the dominance of Sena-BJP against Congress-NCP, the ground situation is quite different; particularly in rural and western Maharashtra where sugarcane farmers have been on the bitter receiving end of failed government policies. Raju Shetty, leader of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana from western Maharashtra, had in 2014 allied with BJP, ensuring the party’s sweep through the region. But, this time, Shetty is allying with UPA, indicative of the larger mood across Maharashtra’s sugarcane belt that is unlikely to vote for NDA at Centre. But a dampener of UPA spirits could be the revising of caste equations in Solapur. The Bahujan Vanchit Aghadi here could cut into Dalit votes and reduce the UPA’s flame — an aspect NDA is heavily reliant upon. But caste is always fragile, as was witnessed in 2014 when several minority votes tilted towards NDA while Congress managed to wrest some urban constituencies from ruling BJP. NDA has said that it will return with a bigger victory but Congress too is boasting of an assured comeback. Maharashtra has witnessed extreme farmers’ agitations through the last five years and the Sena’s highhanded anti-migrant policy too has provoked many. The Modi factor is less important here and, for now, employment and agrarian distress appear to be the prime factors influencing outcome. But, the state remains decisive, Sena-BJP’s exceptional ground-level work could seal a result in their favour. Ultimately, western Maharashtra or the sugarcane belt will hold the key to either’s victory. Poll focus: West Maharashtra’s sugarcane belt will hold the key to either’s victory3. West BengalUnlike the other big states, West Bengal will not witness a contest of raging national parties; in fact, the Bengal verdict is mostly known — Didi will emerge victorious — the contest then is between how many seats Didi secures and how many BJP can wrest. West Bengal is among the more politically charged states and the last year has witnessed heavy exchange of rhetoric between TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and BJP’s poster boy and prime minister, Narendra Modi. In 2014, Bengal had not subscribed to the Modi wave. In a clear verdict, TMC had secured 34 of the state’s 42 constituencies, with Congress, CPI-M and BJP securing the rest. This time though, both CPI-M and Congress have been reduced to irrelevance. Their absence has created a vacuum for BJP which is likely to secure a chunk of these floating votes. Nevertheless, 10-12% of these votes will also move towards TMC. Mamata scores many points over Modi in serving policies that truly reach the poor. Unlike other parties, whose schemes are caught in a warp of paperwork, Mamata succeeds in providing direct cash and material through her many schemes, including Kanyashree, Rupashree, Sabuj Sathi, among others. Further, her charisma, attitude and way with masses continue to attract heavy crowds to her rallies, which easily record a turnout of over 1-2 lakh people. And, unlike the rest of the nation, Bengal is not prone to the vulnerability of muscle-flexing masculine nationalism. Being a state which has thrived in communal harmony, polarisation here, will only lead to conflict rather than selective empowerment. On the flipside, TMC leaders other than Mamata and a few others, have failed to motivate voters. TMC has been blamed of routine violence, a factor that could work against their leader too. Further, BJP has housed a number of TMC deflectors, Mukul Roy being the most prominent. Roy, a right-hand man of Mamata, switched to BJP last year and duly brought a few other leaders with him. Though Roy has held positions of importance, his relevance has largely been borne of his proximity to Mamata. Now, contesting away from her legacy, it will be interesting to observe the true mettle of Mukul Roy – perhaps BJP’s greatest gain in Bengal. Mamata can be assured of the 30% minority vote which is unlikely to sway in any other direction. This 30% added with a minimum of 15-20% votes from general voters, which she is most likely to secure, will give Mamata close to 50% of the vote share — marking an easy win for her. This election is unlikely to challenge her position, but a drop in seat share could augur well for BJP, whose desperation to make headways into Bengal is all too evident.Poll focus: The battle here is for the margin of victory; can BJP curtail Didi’s dominance? 4. BiharBihar, the hotbed of caste politics, will witness a direct clash between NDA (BJP+JDU+LJP) and a gatbandhan of opposition parties (RJD+Cong+RLSP+HAM+VIP). Communists were unable to find their place in either camp and will be contesting a few seats to save their existence in the state. Since the last Lok Sabha election of 2014, Bihar’s landscape has been significantly altered. For one, JDU chief Nitish Kumar was then an ardent critique of PM Modi, leading a mahagatbandhan to secure Bihar’s state assembly. This time though, he’s on the other side of the fence. Since quitting the gatbandhan in 2017, Kumar has forayed into the NDA camp and campaigned actively for Modi as PM. With BJP and Congress both working on the defensive, Bihar is actually a contest between Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav. While Kumar has been the face of Bihar’s backward politics, Tejashwi is rallying for the non-Yadav OBC votes, as is evident in his vote sharing tactic. RJD will be fighting only 19 of the state’s 40 seats, the least ever, in a clear bid to help smaller local outfits consolidate non-Yadav OBC votes. Congress has limited its presence to only six seats. If Tejashwi does emerge successful, the sailing could get rocky for Nitish in the state assembly polls due next year. For Tejaswhi, contesting with his father behind bars, this is an opportune moment to emerge as RJD’s star campaigner; while for Kumar, it will be a field test. The mass impact of his switch to BJP will be tested for the first time this season; interestingly, he will also be able to learn the local response of his alcohol ban, initiated in the state in 2016. Congress and BJP have both left Bihar to the mercy of local faces and caste choices. Both have planned their campaigns and candidates mindful of the caste equation. While NDA’s is a mix of upper-castes (BJP), non-Yadav OBCs (JDU) and Paswans (Lok Janshakti Party); the opposition is relying heavily on smaller parties like Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RSLP), Hindustani Awami Morcha (HMA), etc., to secure the Most Backward Caste (MBC) votes. To Nitish’s benefit, he has delivered the traditional road, water, house promise, allowing BJP to avoid issues of national concern such as unemployment and agrarian distress, which also happen to be the opposition’s poll point of attack. Poll studies in Bihar, so far, show that national security continues to be a dominant thread of upper-caste discourse; India’s Balakot strikes have touched their intended chord here. But, rural Bihar is less affected. They believe that, like every other time, caste will decide the winner.Poll focus: Hotbed of caste politics, in Bihar, caste will again decide the winner 5. Tamil NaduTamil Nadu in the post-Jayalalithaa and post-Karunanidhi era has been a political mess. Though DMK has survived the absence of Karunanidhi, AIADMK has failed across almost every parameter of excellence established by Jayalalithaa, among the greatest stateswoman of our time. Recovering from internal conflict, though AIADMK has now been able to establish a united front, governance in Tamil Nadu continues to be shaky. There is widespread public anger with the ruling party, and a plank of Sasikala supporters, led by her nephew TTV Dhinakaran, will cut a section of assured AIADMK votes. But, the consolidation with BJP and important caste parties of rural areas provides a mask for AIADMK to overcome its regional failures. And that, in fact, has been its poll resolve. CM Palaniswami and deputy O Pannerselvam have campaigned exhaustively with the proof and promise of greater national and economic security. That pitch though is unlikely to work in the southern state where federal governance gains prominence over meta promises. Demonetisation and GST continue to dominate as deterrents for voting in favour of the ruling party with the NEET crisis still looming large. The recent Pollachi sexual violation racket that disclosed the unethical association of AIADMK associates has also dampened spirits across Tamil Nadu. MK Stalin and his opposition have a massive chance at resurgence, as a recent Loyola study showed, over 50% of those surveyed were in favour of the DMK-Congress combine. This will be Tamil Nadu’s first test since the demise of its political vanguards. The sailing in the state hasn’t been smooth, with endless protests on account of Jallikattu, Cauvery dispute, NEET row, and now Pollachi. People’s faith in AIADMK is dwindling. Further, this election will run parallel to by-elections in 18 municipalities. Local issues, thus, continue to be in the fray. Caste will play a relevant role in the south too. AIADMK, with its many partnerships, appears to be on the right path if the previous election seats are considered. However, this is a post-Jaya world and Tamil Nadu today thinks rather differently. Dhinakaran-led AMMK will also try to paralyse the AIADMK+NDA combine, particularly in the southern district where the ruling party will be testing its Thevar vote base. Capitalising on caste, DMK too has expanded its base to include local faces that can better secure caste appeals. For Tamil Nadu, the crises are many as are the players. It appears to be a direct contest between national and local interests with caste fulfilling its distinguished role of discrimination. Poll focus: This election will decide Tamil Nadu’s future in the absence of legacieslast_img read more

 

Ohio State womens hockey winning streak comes to an end with loss

Senior forward Taylor Kuehl (6) fights for the puck during a game against Mercyhurst on Nov. 11 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Jon McAllister / Asst. photo editorRiding a three-game winning streak, the Ohio State women’s hockey team fell to No. 8 Mercyhurst, 3-0, Tuesday night.The Buckeyes have faced the Lakers three times in program history, going 1-2 over that trio of matchups. Despite failing to even the series record, OSU coach Nate Handrahan said he felt OSU matched up well with its opponent at the OSU Ice Rink.“Mercyhurst is No. 8 in the country and I think we played them pretty evenly scoring aside,” Handrahan said.Even though the team wasn’t pleased with the outcome, Handrahan said the loss gave the Buckeyes insight into where they stand.When the two teams met on Oct. 5, 2013, the game went into overtime to decide the winner. OSU won the game, 4-3, thanks to now-senior forward Taylor Kuehl, who netted the game-winning goal.The first period went by with no score, as freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve posted five saves.Senior defenseman Sara Schmitt said the first period was the highlight of the game for the Buckeyes and was where they played with the most energy.“First period went well but we kind of only played half the game, and you can’t win if you don’t play the whole game,” Schmitt said.In the second frame, the Lakers totaled eight penalty minutes while the Buckeyes added six.  Mercyhurst capitalized on one of the Lakers power-plays to take the lead.Mercyhurst freshman forward Sarah Robello put a shot past Sauve’s stick side with 11:08 left in the second. Even though the Buckeyes outshot the Lakers, 8-6, the period ended with OSU down one.“Our low point was the middle of the second period we took some shifts off mentally and they capitalized on that,” senior forward Danielle Gagne said. “We stopped playing smart.”Skating onto the ice for the third period, the Lakers were playing with high energy. With 15:12 left in the period, the Buckeyes were on a two-minute power-play. Despite the man-up opportunity, OSU failed to put a goal on the board.Power-play effort is something Handrahan said he wasn’t pleased with.“Special teams, we’ve got to solve that issue, because right now it’s a major factor. If we get one on the five-on-three in the second period might be a different ball game,” Handrahan said. “We have to do some things to create opportunity.”After a penalty on both teams for roughing, the game picked up in physicality.A few minutes later, Luczak was taken out of the game. Referees called a five minute major penalty on the Mercyhurst player for game misconduct, for head contact to an OSU playerMercyhurst junior forward Jenna Dingeldein scored an empty net goal 19:30 into the third period, completing the scoring in the 3-0 shutout.The Buckeyes are scheduled to keep home ice this weekend for a series against Minnesota. The first game is scheduled for Friday at 6:07 p.m. The second tilt is scheduled for Saturday at 2:07 p.m at the OSU Ice Rink. read more

Lovren warns Real Madrid

first_imgDejan Lovren has warned Real Madrid that Liverpool are a side that can be “compare with every team in the world” and that they must not be underestimatedLos Blancos are widely viewed as the favourites to win an unprecedented third successive Champions League crown when the two sides meet later this month at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium.However, despite the underdog tag, Lovren is certain that Liverpool has the talent at their disposal to cause an upset.“Every year it’s getting more difficult to get into the top four. It’s about teamwork,” said the defender, according to The Express.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The most important thing is that we won and we are in the Champions League again next year, because everyone deserves that – the fans and us. Everyone is happy.“We have a squad that can compare with every team in the world.“We showed it in the Champions League (against) Porto, Manchester City and Roma in the first game. It’s the team.”Liverpool defeated Brighton 4-0 on Sunday in their final Premier League game of the season to secure their place in the top four for next season’s Champions League.last_img read more

Bakayokos performance frustrates Gattuso

first_imgThe AC Milan boss has didn’t hold back during the press conference after their 3-2 defeat against Napoli in their first Lega Serie A match of the seasonAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso was not happy after his team 3-2 defeat against Napoli.The match was the first of the season for the Rossoneri and saw the team blow a two-goal lead.But the manager didn’t hold back when speaking about recently loaned Tiémoué Bakayoko.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Bakayoko has to learn how to get the ball,” the 40-year-old told his post-match press conference according to Goal.“We must work correctly. It will not be easy.”“One week is not enough to remove the defects of a player. I would have preferred to be managing older, more experienced club players,” he added.Now Milan will debut at home on Friday when the team host Roma at the San Siro Stadium.last_img read more

NHIB gets 4 million more says Premier Robinson

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 20, 2017 – The National Health Insurance Plan has received that additional $4 million dollars to save its operations.  A report in November by then interim CEO, Tamera Robinson exposed a dire need for $6.1 million and the former PNP Administration immediately made $2 million available through the Contingency Fund to save the ailing public health care plan.Premier Sharlene Robinson, in that meeting with the media explained that the review is still set and that an audit will tell a comprehensive story about what NHIP requires to function effectively and contentiously.#MagneticNewsMedia Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more