Big season of Premier Touch in Brisbane set to tap off!

first_imgThe upcoming season of Premier Touch taps off this week, with 12 competitions being played across Brisbane every week.  The competitions will be played on Mondays (Bardon, Chermside, Yeronga, West End and Fairfield), Tuesdays (Mt Gravatt and West End) and Wednesdays (Bardon, Fairfield, Yeronga, Mt Gravatt and West End), including both Men’s and Mixed divisions. Premier Touch is particularly excited to announce that it now has competitions at O’Grady Park in Fairfield on Monday and Wednesday nights. The competitions will be played over 11 rounds, with semi finals and grand finals to follow. For more information about Premier Touch’s competitions, or to nominate for one of the competitions listed above, please visit their website: Related LinksPremier Touchlast_img read more

9 months agoChelsea boss Sarri puts Ampadu on notice: Our new Jorginho?

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri puts Ampadu on notice: Our new Jorginho?by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed he is considering Ethan Ampadu for a midfield role.Sarri made the revelation when discussing Jorginho’s performance for victory over Newcastle.”After 20 minutes he [Jorginho] lost a lot of balls and it is unusual,” analysed Sarri, “so I think he was in trouble. Maybe he was tired, I don’t know, but if Fabregas was on the bench I think in the second half Fabregas would have been on the pitch instead of Jorginho.”Sarri made it clear there are not many areas where the squad needs strengthening and he acknowledges Ampadu has potential to play the Jorginho way.”In the future maybe but we have to work,” he points out. “The player who plays in that position usually touches about 120 to 130 balls [a match] and so I think we need a specialist there.”The bench is not really very short. It is left short for only one position at the moment because Hudson-Odoi is improving, Hudson-Odoi in one or two months will be at the same level as the other players. I hope the same for Ampadu. Of course playing as a central midfielder in our team is not easy, we need to try and try and try in training.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Oilpatch CEO says Trudeau needs to give real pipeline support not just

first_imgBut Broen says Trudeau should sit down with officials from Kinder Morgan Canada, the company building the much-delayed Trans Mountain project, to find out what obstacles it is facing and then take action to remove those barriers.In a speech to investors at his company’s annual general meeting in Calgary, Broen said the government shouldn’t have launched a revamp of the National Energy Board, adding he doesn’t understand what was wrong with the regulator as it was.He says he disagrees with the prime minister that Alberta’s adoption of a carbon tax last year makes it easier to push through pipeline construction, pointing out no new pipeline capacity has resulted as yet.“I would tell him (Trudeau) he has to show leadership on the pipeline file. And it’s not just words,” said Broen. “He needs to back up Kinder Morgan, the pipeline he’s approved, and he needs to see it through to construction and make sure we can put shovels in the ground and get it built for the benefit of all Canadians.” CALGARY, A.B. — An oil company CEO is harshly criticizing Justin Trudeau as the prime minister tours the oilsands region of northeastern Alberta today.Athabasca Oil CEO Rob Broen says if he met Trudeau, he would tell him the industry needs real leadership on oil export pipelines, “not just words.”Trudeau has been telling audiences in B.C. and Alberta that he supports both the environment and pipeline projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from Edmonton to the Vancouver area.last_img read more

FBs Instagram enters ecommerce business with shopping button

first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday made a move into potentially lucrative e-commerce by adding an option to buy products shown off in posts by selected brands. A new “checkout” button for instant purchasing launched in a beta version of the app in the US with a limited number of businesses, according to the popular image-centric messaging service. “We’re introducing Checkout on Instagram,” the Silicon Valley based division of Facebook said in an online post. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”When you find a product you love, you can now buy it without leaving the app.” Tapping the checkout button will allow shoppers to select options such as size or color and then pay for items without leaving the Instagram app. Previously, people inspired to buy products featured in Instagram posts had to follow links to outside online shopping sites. Information entered for an initial purchase will be stored for future use, according to Instagram. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIt remained to be seen how people would feel trusting information such as credit card details to a service owned by Facebook, which has been hit with waves of criticism for its handling of personal data. Brands taking part in the checkout feature included Adidas, Burberry, Dior, H&M, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, and glasses retailer Warby Parker. Facebook makes the bulk of its money from digital advertising but has dabbled with e-commerce in the past.last_img read more

Buckeyes continue hot hitting take two of three from Indiana

Ohio State used seven two-out runs to top Indiana 10-8 Sunday in the deciding game of the three-game series at Bill Davis Stadium. A bases-loaded throwing error in the first inning by Indiana catcher Dylan Swift got the scoring started for the Buckeyes, who claimed a 4-1 lead in the first. Errors by left fielder Zach Hurley and second baseman Cory Kovanda in the fourth inning allowed the Hoosiers to get back in the game, and a solo home run from Indiana designated hitter Josh Lyon tied the game at five in the top of the fifth inning.  “Once they tied the game, I came in and said that we got to quit fighting ourselves,” said Brian DeLucia, who went 3-for-3 with 4 RBI. “We need to play to get on the bases instead of playing to hit home runs and doubles and triples. Our main focus needs to be to produce runs.”  The Buckeyes seemed to listen to DeLucia, as they responded with three of their two-out runs in the fifth. DeLucia, Matt Streng and Tyler Engle each had an RBI in the inning.  Wild pitching from Indiana allowed the Buckeyes to add two runs to their lead in the sixth.Two Buckeyes reached base on walks, and two more were struck by pitches in the inning. Indiana tacked on two runs in the seventh and came within feet of two more as Tyler Roger’s fly ball was caught at the wall. A solo home run in the ninth gave the Hoosiers some hope, but their comeback effort fell short. It was a much-needed bounce-back win for OSU, who fell to Indiana 6-4 in extra innings in an error-filled game Saturday. “We needed to show some mental toughness, and I think they did that,” coach Bob Todd said. The Buckeyes moved to 3-2 in the conference with the win.  They have the week off and will begin a three-game series with the Big Ten-leading Michigan State Spartans at 3 p.m. Friday in East Lansing, Mich. read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State eyes turnaround for Michigan games

Ohio State sophomore defender Izzy Rodriguez (9) scores a goal off a penalty kick in the second half of the game against Iowa on Sept. 27. Ohio State won 2-0. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter a tie in the last match with Nebraska at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, the Ohio State women’s soccer team will aim for better results when it faces Michigan at 7 p.m. Friday and Michigan State at 1 p.m. Sunday. With the tie, the Buckeyes sit at 6-4-1, with a 3-1-1 record in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are coming off back-to-back losses against Minnesota and Northwestern, tallying an overall record of 6-6-0 on the year. Last season, Ohio State won a home game against Michigan 1-0.After scoring the goal for Ohio State that tied up the game with Nebraska, sophomore defender Izzy Rodriguez is looking forward to competing against two teams on the road once again. “We’ve had a lot of road trips,” Rodriguez said. “So I think we’re pretty comfortable this year with playing away. Obviously we love being home, but I think with the experiences we’ve had in our nonconference, being away a lot, that’s helped us prepare to be away also a lot in the conference.”Sophomore midfielder Alia Martin notched the only goal for Michigan in the previous game against the Wildcats, during which Northwestern came away with a 4-1 victory. Michigan’s strength this season is its offense, which scored a total of six goals against Central Michigan, had nine saves against Purdue and eight corner kicks against Boston University. Sophomore midfielder Nicki Hernandez has been a vital player on the Wolverines offense, totaling six goals, five assists and two game-winning goals so far this season.Ohio State and Michigan will battle out the rivalry, this time in Ann Arbor, Michigan.   The last time Ohio State met Michigan State, the match went into double overtime at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, where the Buckeyes won against the Spartans 1-0.Michigan State currently sits at 5-4-3, 0-3-2 in the Big Ten, shining in nonconference play and winning five consecutive games.However, the Spartans continue to compete in rough matchups in Big Ten play, recently coming off two consecutive losses to Wisconsin and Illinois.Freshman forward Camryn Evans seems to be Michigan State’s star player this season, scoring six total goals — four against Oakland and two against Purdue.The Spartans will look for a victory against the Buckeyes this weekend, following their defeat here last year.Senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr said the team was happy coming off a tie with Nebraska, despite not getting the results it wanted. She also said her teammates showed a lot of resiliency and fight by coming back to tie the game.“I think we’re really motivated this week,” Kerr said. “This weekend especially since because we’re going to be playing both the teams up north, so that’s kind of enough motivation in itself.” After a shaky start to the season, Ohio State sees the pair of Michigan matchups as a chance to turn around its start, hoping to take each game at a time and focusing on coming away with a win.“After the last couple of games, I think our biggest thing is to take each game one at a time and not really focus on the big picture at the time,” Rodriguez said. That’s what’s helped us succeed in the past couple of games is we really focus on the details of each game, and then hopefully that will create the bigger picture of success.” read more

Zapata scores on debut

Zapata scores on debut

first_imgDuvan Zapata scores on his debut for Atalanta.Atalanta came from a goal down to defeat Chiasso 6-1 in a pre-season friendly earlier today.New signings Papu Gomez and Duvan Zapata were on the scoresheet as Gian-Piero Gasperini’s men took empathic 6-1 victory over their opponents.The Italian Serie A side started the game on the wrong foot, conceding an early goal within the first minute of the encounter.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.They responded in fine fashion as a brace from new signing Papu Gomez turned the tie on its head. Gomez then turned provider as Alessandro Mancini scored from his corner.Hans Hateboer increased the lead for Atalanta scoring the fourth goal from Timothy Castagne pull back.Ex-Sampdoria striker Zapata scored the fight goal from close range before Marten De Roon headed in the sixth goal from Josip Ilicic’s free kick.Atalanta have started preparations for the upcoming season after an impressive 2017-18 campaign both in the league and in the UEFA Europa League.last_img read more

Louisville Football Announces 2019 Football Schedule

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – The University of Louisville Athletics Department, in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference, announced the Cardinals’ 2019 football schedule on Wednesday afternoon.The first meeting in Louisville between the Cardinals and Notre Dame to open the season and a clash with Clemson, the defending national champions, on Oct. 19 highlight Louisville’s six-game home slate.The Cardinals open the first season under head coach Scott Satterfield with two games in five days, beginning with the Labor Day clash against the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame went 12-1 last season, with the only loss coming to Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinals.The Monday night prime-time game will be only the second meeting between Louisville and Notre Dame — the first since Louisville defeated Notre Dame 31-28 in 2014 at Notre Dame Stadium.The Cardinals will face a short week when they remain home to face FCS-foe Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 7. It’s the first encounter since the Cardinals defeated the Colonels 44-7 in 2013.The Cardinals will hit the road for the next two weeks, playing a neutral-site game in Nashville, Tenn., against Western Kentucky on Sept. 14 before opening up ACC play on Sept. 21 at Florida State. The Seminoles own a 15-4 series advantage over the Cardinals.After the first of two bye weeks, the Cardinals return to action with seven-straight conference games, beginning with a visit by Boston College to Cardinal Stadium on Oct. 5. The Eagles have won two-straight games against the Cardinals after a 45-42 win in Louisville in 2017 and a 38-20 victory in Chestnut Hill, Mass., last season.The Cardinals travel to Wake Forest on Oct. 12 before returning home for two consecutive games at Cardinal Stadium, beginning with a visit from Clemson, the 2018 national champions on Oct. 19. The Tigers were 15-0 last season and are 5-0 against the Cardinals since joining the league.Louisville remains home to face Virginia on Oct. 26. The Cavaliers defeated the Cardinals 27-3 last season, but trail the overall series 4-3.After their second week off, the Cardinals usher in the month of November with the first of three road games to close the season. The Cardinals make their first trip to Miami since a 41-38 loss to the third-ranked Hurricanes during the 2004 season. It’s the first meeting between the two schools since the Cardinals played their first-ever ACC game in 2014 — defeating the Hurricanes 31-13 at Cardinal Stadium.The Cardinals continue on the road the following week with a trip to Raleigh, N.C., to square off against the Wolfpack of NC State on Nov. 16. Louisville closes out the home schedule on Nov. 23 when Syracuse visits Cardinal Stadium.Satterfield’s Cardinals conclude the regular season with a short trip up I-64 to face Kentucky at Kroger Field where the Cardinals have won the last four contests.Season tickets can be purchased through My Cardinals Account Fans who purchase season tickets in January can take advantage of an eight-month interest free payment plan to extend payments through the July 15th deadline.  Payments will be automatically deducted monthly from your preferred method of payment.The Cardinals, who return 19 starters from last season’s squad, open spring practice on Feb. 11. 2019 Schedule 10/19 CLEMSON* CARDINAL STADIUM Clemson leads 5-0 9/2 NOTRE DAME CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 1-0 9/7 EASTERN KENTUCKY CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 18-8-1 Story Links DATE OPPONENT LOCATION SERIES 11/23 SYRACUSE* CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 10-7 Print Friendly Version 10/12 at Wake Forest* Winston Salem, N.C.  UofL leads 4-2 11/9 at Miami* Miami, Fla. Miami leads 9-3-1 10/26 VIRGINIA* CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 4-3 9/21 at Florida State* Tallahassee, Fla. FSU leads 15-4 2019 LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 11/16 at NC State* Raleigh, N.C.  UofL leads 6-3 9/14 vs. Western Kentucky Nashville, Tenn. UofL leads 20-12 10/5 BOSTON COLLEGE* CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 6-5 11/30 at Kentucky Lexington, Ky.  UK leads 16-15 Buy Season Tickets last_img read more