KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE TFA WEBSITES

first_imgThe Touch Football Australia websites are breaking new records at this year’s 2006 National Touch League.The TFA website www.austouch.com.au broke the all-time visitors website with the last 3 days all climbing to new levels. Finals day for the NTL saw over 1600 people view around 10,000 pages on the website, equating to around 110,000 hits for the day.Tuesday (travel day and rest day) saw another 1300 people visit the site and view around 9,000 pages, while day one of the seniors saw around 1500 people reading the stories and news on approximately 9,500 pages.The TFA Sporting Pulse results website TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITE is also breaking all records during the 2006 NTL. It seems that Touchies Australia wide are beginning to make use of the website which lets you view pages and pages of draws, results, ladders and also statistics for touchdown scorers.Sporting Pulse contacted TFA staff yesterday to let us know that the TFA Sporting Pulse results website was the most requested Sporting Pulse website Australia-wide, with over 22,000 pages visited (equating to 100,000 hits).It’s fantastic to see people at home using the TFA website and the TFA results website in tandem.The TFA website is providing great stories, daily summaries and also images from photographers Sporting Images, while the TFA Sporting Pulse results website is updated after every round and provides up to date results and ladders for everyone watching from home.If you’re interested in keeping up to date on the news after the NTL, simply sign up to the ‘Subscribe’ section on www.austouch.com.au. This will enable you to receive by email TFA newsletters, information, special offers on merchandise and other member-only information. Unlike many other subscribe sections, you will not be bombarded by junk emails, it will be kept to a minimum with only important information distributed.Finally, why not join the TFA Tipping Competition? There is a link on the front page where you can join to tip in the NRL and AFL against your Touch-mates Australia wide.Prizes will be announced soon, but in the meantime, sign up, the NRL has only just begun and the AFL kick-off is just a few weeks away.So sign up and keep in Touch post-NTL!last_img read more

Harmony Day a Success

first_imgClose to 50 young players attended the inaugural NRL in Harmony Touch Football Carnival in early November, bringing together individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds to take part in a day of Touch Football. The New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) and the National Rugby League (NRL) delivered the first event of its kind at the home of Parramatta Touch Association, Doyle Ground, in Sydney with teams including a combined Africa team, an Islamic team, a Middle Eastern team and two teams consisting of players from emerging nations including Vietnam, Egypt, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Players were joined by NRL Multicultural Officer Hazem El Masri, 2013 Australian 18’s Boys assistant coach, Keith Rozairo, Australian 20’s Boys representative, Madalitso Masache and New South Wales Combined High Schools’ representative, Kai Simbolin. The players in the event all got involved through their schools and community programs, where they were able to represent their heritage and ethnicity.Masache was seven when he moved to Australia from Malawi, Africa. Masache says that being involved in the day meant a lot to him and he really enjoyed being part of the occasion. “It’s been a fantastic day. I’ve met a lot of young kids, they are great players as well. It’s been a lot of fun and I look forward to more events to come,” Masache said. “Coming from Africa with just your close family is very tough. Playing Touch Football has been a great sport for me, it’s been great to play a sport that I now love as well as meeting so many people who are now great friends on and off the field.”Simbolon says that he enjoyed being part of the occasion and is grateful for the opportunities sport has provided him. “Being involved in this day means a lot to me, being so young and being asked to come out here is a big privilege to me,” Simbolon said. “I don’t think I’d be where I am today without sport, I’ve travelled all around New South Wales, I’ve achieved so many things.”El Masri spoke about how much sport, and Touch Football, helped him in his younger days before he started playing in the NRL for the Canterbury Bulldogs. El Masri says that sport can be an ‘icebreaker’ for young people of all cultures, as was the case for him when he moved over from Lebanon in his youth. “Especially Touch Football played a major role in my life for myself, my parents didn’t want me to play Rugby League for a long time, I didn’t start playing League until I was 17.”Rozairo was full of praise for the initiative, saying he was glad to be a part of it. “I come from a Sri Lankan background, we grew up on Cricket and there was a bit of Rugby there. It was never promoted because it was a third world country because if you didn’t have money you didn’t have a chance to do it. So if you come here and see the varying nationalities that are given their chance, not so much just at Touch but at sport, and having people there to support you, I think that’s fantastic.”To view some photos from the day, be sure to visit the Touch Football Australia Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia. Related LinksHarmony Daylast_img read more

Amrapali promoters siphoned home buyers money for personal use

first_imgNew Delhi: Promoters and top officials of realty firm Amrapali Group diverted homebuyers’ money for personal benefits and building their own empire, said the forensic report submitted to the Supreme Court. The audit report reveals that around Rs 3,500 crore of homebuyers’ money was diverted by the Amrapali top brass. According to the auditors, the money was spent on houses, luxury cars and weddings among others and also invested in shares and mutual funds. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed both the Noida and Greater Noida authorities and the banks concerned for the diversion of funds by the group. Pointing to the diversion of Rs 3,500 crore by the Amrapali Group as estimated by the forensic auditors, Justice Arun Mishra said: “Rs 3,500 crore have gone away. Due to your inaction, cheating has taken place. The banks’ inaction has contributed to it. Had you taken action timely, this would not have happened.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar “It is your own doing. You have not done anything. If you had done anything, this would not have happened. If it is not hand in gloves then what it is,” Justice Mishra told the Noida, Greater Noida authorities and the banks. The forensic auditors’ report pointed to instances where money moved from one company to another company of the Amrapali Group. The court said that that “without the active support of the banks, this kind of large scale money laundering could not have happened”. However, as per the auditors, it is possible to raise the required funds to complete the Amrapali projects. For this, they said the money diverted will have to be brought back and several other assets of the group will have to be sold. A total of around Rs 9,590 crore can be recovered from the group, noted the auditors.last_img read more

Allardyce insisted that he has fans support

first_imgSam Allardyce managed to avoid the relegation troubles after coming to Everton to replace Ronald Koeman in the first half of the season but his position has been doubted despite that.The former England national team has had a difficult position as it has been said that the majority of fans wants him to leave after the season and be replaced with someone younger and more perspective – but the coach doesn’t agree.The experienced Englishman spoke about his future as he said, according to Sports Mole:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I don’t really talk about my prudential or non-prudential outside of the fact that I do the job to do the best of my ability.”“Listening to what’s happening outside has a detrimental effect on you, good or bad, and my job is to accept what people think I am and who I am and I can’t change that because it’s happened over a long period of time.”“There are sceptical fans everywhere and there are very few of them at the moment. You’re talking about the minority instead of the majority.”last_img read more

Griezmann would join Beckhams Inter Miami CF

first_imgFirst Cristiano Ronaldo, now Antoine Griezmann. David Beckham’s MLS franchise is already taking shape.Antoine Griezmann told L’Equipe (via FourFourTwo) that he would welcome a move to David Beckham’s new MLS franchise Club Internacional de Futbol Miami, or Inter Miami CF for short.“If Beckham wants me in his club then I’ll go,”Beckham’s club will begin competing in MLS starting 2020, by which time the 27-year-old Griezmann will be 29 and would have another three years left in his Atletico Madrid contract that runs through 2023. The world champion doesn’t know where exactly he’ll go, but seems convinced he’ll play in the United States one day. “I want to finish my career in the US. I don’t know yet if it’s going to be in Miami or Los Angeles. Two great cities. “I like the mentality and the show culture of the US.”This news comes days after Beckham revealed he intends to pursue Cristiano Ronaldo once the Portuguese superstar’s stint with Juventus is over. Getting Griezmann and Ronaldo to play on the same team would not only make Inter Miami competitive from the onset, but it would also ignite revenue unlike any other MLS club has even come close to collecting.Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…Wayne Rooney is another name closely associated with Inter Miami, which is far from unexpected considering the bond between him and his former Manchester United colleague David Beckham.For now, though, Beckham is simply proud to have his new franchise up and running.“This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team. It’s an honour to announce the new name and crest to our fans.” – David Beckham, Miami MLS Owner and President of Football Operations#InterMiamiCF #ThisIsMiami #MLS pic.twitter.com/9LSeQa4V6W— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) September 5, 2018last_img read more

Dimarco Scoring against Inter was destiny

first_imgParma defender Federico Dimarco reflects on scoring the only goal of the game as they beat Inter Milan at San Siro.Federico Dimarco came through the Inter academy and they still have an option to buy him. He was the hero on Saturday as he scored the only goal in a shock 1-0 victory for Parma at Inter Milan.Despite Inter dominating majority of the game, it was Dimarco who in the 79th minute scored a stunner to decide the game.“I think we deserved the victory because we fought hard as a group to the bitter end,” he told Sky Sports Italia.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.Reporters were quick to compare his goal that of Roberto Carlos.“Let’s lot exaggerate with comparisons. I scored a goal and I’m happy. I dedicate this goal to my daughter, who will be born in a month.” Dimarco said.“I anticipated Matteo Politano and then saw a gap, so I hit it. It went well. I am a little sad that I scored it against Inter because I am an Interista at heart, but it’s an important goal for the present and the future.”last_img read more

Whittier Declares State Of Emergency After Dock Fire

first_imgThe proclamation from the city manager says the aftermath of the fire is beyond the city’s means and has caused “extreme peril to the wellbeing of persons and property within the City of Whittier.” On July 9, the Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 49-year-old Cordova man who went missing after the explosion. According to the declaration, funds from the Whittier Small Boat Harbor reserves will need to be used to pay for the damage. The declaration of emergency expires within seven days but can be extended by the Whittier City Council. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Whittier has declared a state of emergency following a dock fire. Delong Dock caught on fire after a fishing vessel exploded on July 7.last_img read more