first_imgKirwan State High School (KSHS) dominated the North Queensland All Schools Touch Football Championships held last weekend, 24-25 August 2007 at Queens Park in Townsville.Kirwin, a renowned Touch Football nursery in Queensland, contested all four divisional finals in Open Boys and Girls, and 15 Years Boys and Girls of the showcase schools event in North Queensland.Kirwin claimed the 15 Years Girls and Boys crowns, whilst fellow North Queensland powerhouse William Ross State High School (WRSHS) annexed the Open Boys and Girls titles.Queensland Game Development Officer, Glen Richardson was full of praise for the standard of competition in the popular tournament.“The quality of touch football being produced by these young people is fantastic, with reigning Queensland Champions Kirwan in the under 15 Girls leading the way. The event unites the serious touch player and the casual participant in a fun tournament that appeals to everyone,” Richardson said.Josh Hall, a student from William Ross State High School, who represented Australia at the World Youth Games where he collected a bronze medal in the high jump, epitomized the All Schools spirit of having fun and giving it a go.“To see Josh running around at a Touch Football event is what the All Schools are about, it’s a lot of fun and it’s great to see so many new players embrace the game”, Richardson said.In the 15 Years Girls final, last year’s State Champions Kirwan cleaned up with a 10 – 1 victory over William Ross State High School. Chrystal Browne, a current North Queensland Cyclones Women’s Open representative, was named Player of the Final after an outstanding solo performance for the crack Kirwin combination.The 15 Years Boys Division was hotly contested with Kirwan claiming the 15 Years double with a 4-2 triumph over Abergowrie.This game was played at a frantic pace with defence the key for Kirwan who eventually prevailed in a tough tussle.Player of the final was Jason Norford from Kirwan High.William Ross State High School curtailed the Kirwan dominance of the tournament by claiming a thrilling victory in the Open Boys final 3-2.The highly entertaining game went down to a drop-off with the WRSHS Rhinos claiming victory with a touchdown out wide.Player of the final was WRSH School’s Queensland 18 Years Boys Representative, Chris Taiters.WRSHS also took out the honours in a high scoring Girls Open decider, overcoming traditional rivals Kirwan 7 – 5. Player of the final was WRSH School’s lynchpin, Sheree O’Grady.Some of these teams will now set their sights on travelling to the prestigious Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) All Schools Championships to be held at Whites Hill in Brisbane from October 12 – 14 2007.last_img read more

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Winks hits back at ‘Spursy’ claimsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Harry Winks has dismissed claims of a “Spursy” defeat to Wolves on Saturday.Winks was not having it after only a second defeat in 15 matches for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.“I have to be careful about this…” he said. “We are doing really well. We have had one defeat since ­Arsenal away.“We have had some fantastic results in the Champions League and the Premier League and it is important to remember how well we are doing and not get carried away with a defeat.“Listen, when people use the word Spursy on social media, that is their own opinion. They are ­entitled to that. But inside the club we know how good we are, we know how far we can go, we have belief, regardless of this result.“It shows how well we are doing this year to be considered title ­contenders and to be sitting here disappointed that we aren’t closer to the top.“We have high expectations ourselves and, if we don’t come away with a win against Wolves at home, we get frustrated at that. It shows how high our standards are at the moment and how ambitious we are.“We said before the game that it was must-win so to come away with a defeat has left the dressing room feeling very down. Everyone is fuming, but it is football. We are still in the race.”Spurs now have to pick themselves up for a tricky New Year’s Day trip to Cardiff.Winks added: “The mood in the dressing room was very calm. ­Everyone was very quiet and kept themselves to themselves.“Everyone is gutted — frustrated as well. The most important thing is to reflect on it and then go into the building bright and smiley and feeling positive and try and get ourselves ready for the next game.“We can’t keep that negative ­energy around, because otherwise it can affect matches.” last_img read more

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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The captivating looks on the runway were accentuated by makeup from the beautyBOUTIQUE™ by Shoppers Drug Mart and award-winning hairstylist and nail expert Victoria Radford.The RE/SET™ Designer Showroom opened today, featuring Canadian designers in a consumer-facing market space located on the upper level of Yorkville Village. From 12 – 9 PM daily, both the public and Toronto Fashion Week guests have the opportunity to meet and shop directly from designers including Grayes, Biko, Dolorous, Alan Anderson andCuchura, who joined presenting designers Christopher Bates, Pedram Karimi andHilary MacMillan.A selection of hi-res images can be accessed here. Photo credit: George Pimentel.ABOUT TORONTO FASHION WEEK®Toronto Fashion Week®, an event showcasing fashion, art, music and culture takes place in Yorkville, Toronto’s revitalized and most prestigious luxury retail neighborhood. The bi-annual event hosts national and international designers, entertainers and the fashion community to create a touchpoint where fashion is embraced and celebrated. As the leading fashion event in Canada, Toronto Fashion Week creates a catalyst for media engagement, retail activity and global connectivity.The founding partners are Yorkville Village, The Hazelton Hotel, Freed Developments and Hill & Gertner – an ownership group comprised of several of the country’s top companies in real estate, development and luxury hospitality.Website:         torontofashionweek.toInstagram:      @tfwTwitter:           @tofashionwkFacebook:      @tofashionwkHashtag:         #tofwABOUT THE COLLECTIONS™THE COLLECTIONS™ is a Toronto-based fashion production agency, managing award-winning designers and provides like-minded partners an opportunity to collaborate with rising talent. Recognized as an industry leader, THE COLLECTIONS™ has established a strong track record for launching emerging talent and positioning designers for international success. As a continued effort to provide a platform for emerging talent and create a positive impact within the community, THE COLLECTIONS™ created RE\SET™ in February 2017.Website:          reset.fashionInstagram:      @resetfsnHashtag:         #resetfsnABOUT CAFA™CAFA™ (The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards) was created to celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. Mandated to grow a stronger appreciation of Canadian talent both at home and abroad, the goal of CAFA™ as a national platform is to foster the next generation of Canadian talent through an annual awards show and year-round economic development initiatives.CAFA™ hosted its fourth annual red-carpet Awards show on Friday, April 7th, 2017 – a unique evening that united Canadian talent and fashion influencers from all over the world. Honouring designers, models, image makers, stylists, and influencers, CAFA™ has established itself as a premier event in the Canadian fashion industry.Website:         cafawards.caInstagram:      @cafawardsFacebook:      /cafawardsABOUT FASHION TALKS™Fashion Talks™ is the podcast that observes the world through the lens of fashion. Founded in 2017, creator and host Donna Bishop interviews designers, stylists, academics, industry insiders and leaders outside of the fashion industry to reveal insights, observations, personal stories and historical moments on how fashion helps to shape the world we live in and how our world shapes fashion and the clothes we wear. Fashion Talks™ is available for download on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and to stream at fashiontalks.ca. While the majority of listeners are from Canada and the US, Fashion Talks boasts regular listeners from Japan, Germany, France, Italy and the UK. Proudly produced in partnership with CAFA, Fashion Talks™ strives to shine a spotlight on the cultural relevance of fashion while highlighting the rich expanse of the Canadian industry.Website:         fashiontalks.caInstagram:      @fashiontalkspodcastFacebook:      /fashiontalkspodcastHastags:         #fashiontalks Twitter TORONTO, ON – On Day One of Toronto Fashion Week®, top Canadian designers sent models down the runway to showcase their curated Fall/Winter 2018 collections.Set inside the city’s premier luxury retail destination, Yorkville Village (55 Avenue Rd.), the day kicked off with Fashion Talks™, produced in partnership with CAFA™. Host Donna Bishop chatted with Gersha Phillips, Star Trek Discovery’s Costume Designer about Fashion and Designing for the Future. Narces at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Christopher Bates at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Donna Bishop (L) and Gersha Phillips (R), Star Trek Discovery’s Costume Designer chat about Fashion and Designing for the Future during the live taping of Fashion Talks™. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Designer Ross Mayer (centre) showcases his first men’s collection in the RE\SET™ Studio at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Eleventy at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Triarchy at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. UNTTLD at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Toronto Fashion Week F/W 2018 (CNW Group/Toronto Fashion Week) In the studio, Mayer Man showcased a static presentation of Ross Mayer’s very first men’s collection. Offering a sophisticated perspective on classic street style looks, the collection focused on pants, outerwear and textured suits. First to hit the runway was Italian-designer, Eleventy followed by sustainable Canadian denim brand Triarchy, who put on an eco-friendly show centered on high-quality pieces built to last. Each look incorporated trendier twists, patchwork, fringe and linen prints. UNTTLD’s jewel-toned collection offered a mix of romantic volume and textures juxtaposed with strong shoulders.NARCES put on a show-stopper with elegant pieces that drew inspiration from the 70s and early 80s era. Ending the night was fashion powerhouse Christopher Bates who showcased his distinct looks, which incorporated textured fabrics and structured tailored suits offering a modern take on classic styles. Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Facebook UNTTLD at Toronto Fashion Week.Photo credit: George Pimentel. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Canadian PressManitoba Premier Brian Pallister is suggesting the federal government could take over the Port of Churchill as one way to help revive the subarctic town’s broken rail line and economy.“The federal government has the responsibility for ports,” Pallister said Thursday. “They run dozens of them and maybe they could run one more.”Pallister has said he is hopeful the federal government will find a solution to the crisis facing Churchill, which lost its only ground connection to the outside world in the spring when flooding damaged the rail line.People and goods have had to be flown in at much higher cost, and the town of 900 residents on the coast of Hudson Bay fears a long-term economic hit.The railway and port used to be federally owned but were sold to Denver-based Omnitrax in 1997.Omnitrax closed the port’s grain terminal last year. Its biggest customer used to be the Canadian Wheat Board before the agency lost its monopoly on western wheat and barley sales.Omnitrax has been trying to sell the rail line and has said it cannot afford the repairs needed to get a 250-kilometre section of the line back up _ at an estimated cost of $43.5 million.Read more: Report says Churchill rail line could be repaired soon for $43 million or lessPallister said a revived port would help the viability of the rail line and the economy as a whole.“That is of great importance to the long-term sustainability of the community as it exists today and for northern development,” he said. “It’s a tremendous asset for the country of Canada, quite frankly.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in July that Omnitrax has a legal obligation to fix and operate the line. He did not directly answer when asked whether the government might sue Omnitrax.The company has been in talks with a First Nations consortium to sell the line. That could pave the way for government subsidies for repairs, but there is no sign of a deal.Pallister is not the only politician touting the idea of a federal takeover. New Democrat member of Parliament Niki Ashton, who represents the Churchill area, has called on Ottawa to nationalize both the port and the rail line.“We know the privatization experiment failed,” she said in a written statement last year.“It’s time to develop a model that benefits our North and Canada as a whole.”Contact APTN National News here: [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgEDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley told business leaders from B.C. that legislation which could curtail oil flows to the west coast is about the long-term health of the entire country.Notley says her government doesn’t want to impose hardship on B.C. businesses and families, but says Alberta also must safeguard its interests.About 100 business leaders from B.C. flew over the Rockies to join 200 colleagues from the Edmonton and Calgary chambers to hear Notley speak in Edmonton.Val Litwin, with the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, says turning down the taps would not be received well in his province but says the legislation is focusing attention and spurring debate on the Trans Mountain pipeline.Notley’s government passed legislation this week that would allow it to intervene in the energy sector to reduce oil and natural gas exports to B.C. and elsewhere.The B.C. government has been fighting the expansion of the Trans Mountain line and Alberta’s legislation, if implemented, could lead to gasoline price spikes and other higher fuel fees in B.C.The Trans Mountain expansion, which has been approved by Ottawa, would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to tankers on the B.C. coast.last_img read more

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first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,331.03, up 7.32 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up $1.11, or 17.08 per cent, to $7.61 on 30.6 million shares.Belo Sun Mining Corp. (TSX:BSX). Miner. Up two cents, or 11.76 per cent, to 19 cents on 17.5 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Up $4.84, or 10.96 per cent, to $49.02 on 12.66 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down five cents, or 1.08 per cent, to $4.59 on 6.97 million shares.Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX:NMX). Miner. Up two cents, or 2.67 per cent, to 77 cents on 6.9 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Up 79 cents, or 7.47 per cent, to $11.37 on 6.1 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down six cents, or 1.58 per cent, to $3.74 on 5 million shares.last_img read more

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first_imgKITIMAT, B.C. — The company behind a controversial natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia says construction began in a number of places before archaeological assessments were complete.Coastal GasLink says an internal audit found there were two areas along the right of way east of Kitimat where land was cleared before archaeological impact assessments occurred.It says the assessments are conditions of the permits issued by the BC Oil and Gas Commission and the B.C. government’s Environmental Assessment Certificate. “I have directed the team to complete a thorough investigation of these incidents and have halted clearing work in the area until the investigation is complete and recommendations are put into practice,” Pfeiffer said in a statement Thursday.The Canadian Press Coastal GasLink says it has suspended all clearing activity in the area until an internal review is complete and actions are taken to prevent it from happening again.It says it has also notified affected Indigenous communities and welcomes their participation in post-impact assessments.The Coastal GasLink pipeline inspired global protests when hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation said it had no authority without their consent.The company says it had signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nations along the 670-kilometre route to LNG Canada’s export terminal on the coast in Kitimat, including the Wet’suwet’en council.It says the land cleared in the affected areas measure 600-by-50-metres and 240-by-10-metres respectively and assessments of neighbouring lands had identified them as having low likelihood of archaeological significance.Coastal GasLink president David Pfeiffer says he regrets the errors that led to the construction.last_img read more

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first_imgLondon: All episodes of a popular British talk show have been pulled from the internet and filming has been suspended after the reported suicide of a former guest Tuesday. Broadcaster ITV pulled its most popular daytime show “The Jeremy Kyle Show” off air indefinitely following the death of 63-year-old Steve Dymond, a week after he appeared on an episode. Dymond failed a lie-detector test taken on the show to convince his fiancee he had not cheated on her, leading to the couple splitting up, The Sun newspaper reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe show has been the focus of criticism over its confrontational style, which often pits romantic rivals against each other and has previously descended into violence. Conservative MP Charles Walker told the Daily Mail that ITV “would be best advised just to stop” the show permanently. “It’s a very, very unattractive TV show and I’m surprised it’s gone on so long,” he added. Manchester judge Alan Berg described the show in 2007 as a “morbid and depressing display of dysfunctional people whose lives are in turmoil,” calling it “human bear-baiting.” Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsITV wiped all episodes from its on-demand service the ITV Hub, and episodes will not air on ITV2. The show, which attracts around one million viewers per episode, is hosted by former insurance salesman Kyle and has run since 2005. The mental health consequences of reality TV shows has been in the spotlight in Britain following the deaths of two contestants on hit show “Love Island”. Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis were both found hanged in separate incidents.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW DELHI – Wearing his traditional Nehru-cap, 45-year old former bureaucrat-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal, head of the newcomer Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or Common Man’s Party, was sworn in on Saturday as Delhi’s youngest chief minister at Ramlila public park in Delhi as a massive crowd of nearly 100,000 people including party workers cheered him.  Kejriwal, whose party AAP made spectacular electoral debut in Delhi elections of December 4, rode the Delhi metro to the swearing-in ceremony  at the historic public park signifying his party’s promise of “ending the VIP culture” of India’s political capital.Saturday’s oath-taking ceremony was held at the public park on the request of Kejriwal as he wanted “common man” to attend the function. Kejriwal was sworn-in as chief minister by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. 1600 policemen were on guard as thousands of party workers and supporters cheered and waved brooms, AAP’s election symbol, as Kejriwal made a soul-stirring speech vowing to serve the people.“I appeal to my party let us never become arrogant,” Kejriwal said.“We are here to serve,” he said.Kejriwal, whose party emerged as a new ray of hope against rampant corruption in government, swore that he and his party will never offer or seek bribe.“Let us swear that we will never seek nor offer a bribe,” Kejriwal thundered as thousands of supporters including common men and women roared in assent.Kejriwal said that Saturday’s swearing-in ceremony was like every common man has become chief minister of Delhi.He termed the recent Delhi election as “miraculous” and “revolutionary” stressing that politics can de done with “honesty” and “integrity.“Till now we used to think that India cannot be saved from corruption but today the people of Delhi have shown that elections and politics can be done with honesty and integrity,” he said.Kejriwal said there is no problem that can’t be solved if there is unity.“There is no problem that we cannot solve if we unite,” he said maintaining that he has no magic wand to solve all the problems.“We don’t have a magic wand, but Delhi’s 1.5 crores (15 million) people can find a solution to anything,” he asserted.Kejriwal addressed a press conference soon after assuming charge of chief minister and announced that he would keep important portfolios including Home, Power, Finance and Vigilance.Kejriwal also reaffirmed his belief that he and his ministers won’t need police security and sprawling government bungalows as the “VIP culture” goes against the spirit of common man’s party.Hours after taking oath, the newly-formed Delhi cabinet decided that no minister or government official will be allowed to carry “red beacon” cars as it signifies “VIP Culture”.On December 23, in a handwritten letter, Kejriwal had formally notified the Delhi police that he does not need any security.“I don’t need any security. I don’t need any escort…God is my biggest security,” Kejriwal had written in the letter.Delhi police chief had written to Kejriwal that as a protocol they are bound to provide him top layer ‘Z’ security.AAP made a spectacular debut in Delhi elections by winning 28 of 70 seats in the new Assembly, whose elections results were declared on December 8. BJP emerged as the single largest party with 31 seats but refused to form a government as it was short of a majority. AAP formed the government with the external support of eight Congress lawmakers.AAP was born out of a country-wide anti-corruption movement spearheaded under the leadership of Gandhian social crusader Anna Hazare which demanded strong anti-corruption legislation against elected representatives and public officials. Kejriwal, a former income tax commissioner, rose to prominence in recent years as the ‘right-hand’ of Hazare.Both Hazare and Kejriwal parted ways after the latter decided to join politics a year ago, citing differences in political views.last_img read more

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first_imgLiverpool have agreed to sign AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson for a world record fee of £66m, reports the Liverpool EchoThe Brazil international emerged as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in European football after replacing the Juventus-bound Wojciech Szczesny as Roma’s new number one last season.After many standout performances in both the Serie A and the Champions League, Alisson had caught the interest of many European giants for a move this summer with Real Madrid leading the way.But with the La Liga side set to now sign Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea this summer, Liverpool look set to sign Alisson themselves.This new development comes, despite Roma president James Pallotta having stated back in April that they had no interest in selling.“We have no intention of selling him,” said the 60-year-old.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…“I mean zero at all. I’m sure some people will probably come in with some bids, but I don’t have any interest in selling him, he’s a great goalkeeper.”But it appears that Liverpool have got their man.The Reds have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old in the past 12 months and appear to have increased their efforts following Loris Karius’ blunders in last season’s Champions League final.Earlier this week in fact, Liverpool had a £60m bid rejected by Roma but they appear to have made a breakthrough in talks with the club now prepared to make Alisson the expensive goalkeeper of all-time.With a fee now having been agreed on, Liverpool can now officially approach Alisson and begin discussing personal terms,While the signing of the Brazilian goalkeeper will increase Liverpool’s spending this summer to over £150m, Jurgen Klopp has decided that it is a necessary addition to his squad as they look to mount a challenge for the Premier League title in the new season.last_img read more

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