Australian Defence Teams Mark International Women’s Day

first_img View post tag: International Six Defence teams drawn from Navy, Army, Air Force and the Australian Public Service competed yesterday in a ‘tug of war’ competition to celebrate International Women’s Day.The event was held at the Department of Defence headquarters at Russell Offices, and featured six teams: Navy, Army, Air Force, Royal Military College – Duntroon, the Australian Defence Force Academy and Defence People Group.Event organiser Group Captain Dee Gibbon said the event was a light-hearted tribute to military fitness with teams encouraged to dress in costume. “There is healthy competition between the three services. Each team had equal numbers of men and women and showcased how everyone in Defence, whether military or civilian, works together towards common goals,” said GPCAPT Gibbon.“Today was a lot of fun but also highlights the importance Defence places on days like International Women’s Day and the teamwork inherent within our working environment.”Two prizes were presented after the event: one to the winners, and one to the best-dressed team. The overall winner was the Royal Military College team, and the best-dressed prize awarded to a mixed team of public servants and military members representing the Defence People Group. Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley, presented the prizes to the teams. “This was a great event to mark International Women’s Day. I congratulate the winners on their skill and participation, and for making time to recognise this great cause,” General Hurley said.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 8, 2013; Image: Australian Navy Australian Defence Teams Mark International Women’s Day View post tag: teams View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Defence Teams Mark International Women’s Day View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: day View post tag: Defence View post tag: mark View post tag: Australian View post tag: Australia Training & Education March 8, 2013 View post tag: Women View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Southridge Football Captures First State Title

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Channel 44 News: Southridge Football Captures First State Title NOVEMBER 25TH, 2017  NICK RUFFOLO INDIANA The Southridge Raiders are state champions.In the final minutes of the game, down 14-7, senior quarterback Jayce Harter connected with Tucker Schank on a 42-yard screen pass for a touchdown.Instead of kicking the extra point, head coach Scott Buening and the Raiders went for the win.On the two-point conversion attempt, Harter found Schank again and gave Southridge a 15-14 lead.The Raiders stopped Woodlan on the ensuing possession and held on for the program’s first football state championship.Southridge’s 15-14 win is the second state championship on the weekend for the Tri-State.Memorial football also won a state title Friday, defeating Brebeuf Jesuit 29-17.Watch 44News at 10 for highlights from the game.Photo Courtesy: IHSAANick RuffoloSports Anchor/Reporter for 44News.More Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebooklast_img read more

Will Sally Field Return to Broadway in The Glass Menagerie?

first_imgSally Field(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on May 21, 2017 Emmy and Oscar winner Sally Field is eyeing a return to Broadway in The Glass Menagerie. According to Showbiz411, a revival of the Tennessee Williams play (which was last on Broadway in 2013) is in the works for a fall opening this year with Fun Home’s Tony-winning director Sam Gold. Field would play Amanda Wingfield, a role she tackled in 2004 at the Kennedy Center.Field won Oscars for Places in the Heart and Norma Rae; she was also nominated in 2013 for Lincoln. She has won Emmys for her leading roles in Sybil and Brothers & Sisters and for her guest spot on ER. The actress made her Broadway debut in 2002 in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia.The Glass Menagerie, which follows a faded Southern belle and her two kids, premiered on Broadway in 1945 and has since been revived six times. The most recent revival featured Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Zachary Quinto and Brian J. Smith. The Glass Menageriecenter_img Related Shows View Comments Sally Fieldlast_img read more

Mason Rudolph avoids suspension in Myles Garrett incident, leaving some NFL fans upset

first_imgMason Rudolph was not punished for his role that led to Myles Garrett ripping the helmet off of the Steelers quarterback’s head, and then hitting him with it. While Garrett’s actions were clearly more severe, leading to an indefinite suspension by the league, many felt Rudolph was not without blame and that he got off the hook too easily. Rudolph had escalated the situation on the ground as cameras caught him attempting to rip off Garrett’s helmet before anything else took place. The video also shows an apparent kick to Garrett’s groin, although that looked more incidental than purposeful.MORE: Will Myles Garrett face legal action for hitting Mason Rudolph?pic.twitter.com/tERL7VFZ2J— Vikings Blogger (@firstandskol) November 15, 2019Rudolph then extended the skirmish by chasing Garrett after his helmet was ripped off.ESPN’s Max Kellerman was especially vocal about Rudolph’s role (his comments were made before the suspensions were announced) during Friday morning’s “First Take.””Mason Rudolph needs to be suspended at least a game,” Kellerman said. “He was the one who started the fight, tried to take Myles Garrett’s helmet off.” “[Mason Rudolph was the one who started the fight.”@maxkellerman thinks the reaction to Myles Garrett has been “hysterical.” pic.twitter.com/dx5u0rQJ20— First Take (@FirstTake) November 15, 2019Kellerman wasn’t the only one who thought Rudolph got off easy, and that was before the suspensions were announced. Several fans and even players pointed out that Rudolph escalated the incident.Mason Rudolph should be significantly fined as well for trying to rip @MylesLGarrett helmet off his head which ignited the retaliation. He’s not without fault in the unfortunate matter. This is a physical,emotional game played by men. Let’s not forget that. @nflnetwork #Truth— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) November 15, 2019Mason Rudolph is playing the role of Eddie Haskell.Myles Garrett was wrong and should be punished.Rudolph wasn’t an innocent bystander— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 15, 2019All of this feels appropriate (maybe Pouncey should be 2 games) but Mason Rudolph also deserves a 1 game suspension or at least a serious fine for his role in trying to take Garrett’s helmet off. https://t.co/hy0ePLwFhy— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) November 15, 2019I’m not all that surprised that the league threw down an indefinite suspension for Myles Garrett, I am however shocked Mason Rudolph didn’t even get one game. That doesn’t seem right. #Browns— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) November 15, 2019The Garrett suspension is fair. The Ogunjobi/Pouncey suspensions are harsh.Mason Rudolph not being punished is … “strange.” https://t.co/E6lyScPfyr— Steven Ruiz (@theStevenRuiz) November 15, 2019Good on Myles but come on nothing for Mason Rudolph? There needs to be a fine here. He DID NOT deserve the violence no excuse for it but his hands aren’t clean here either https://t.co/2MBkMzN1Hb— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 15, 2019I don’t think it’s cool that Myles hit Mason with his helmet. It was unacceptable and unnecessary. I do hesitate to call it assault because Mason was going after him. It wasn’t right and doesn’t belong on the football field but let’s stop acting like Mason was innocent.— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) November 15, 2019How does Mason Rudolph not get suspended or fined? He tried to take a players helmet off? He’s the one who started the whole incident. Totally unfair ruling from the NFL. #NFL— Ian Williams (@IWilliams95) November 15, 2019This is my freaking problem @SlaterNFL, Rudolph DID in fact get off without “culpability & punishment”.I’ve seen this movie before, I’ve read this novel, and THIS is why I state all the facts, not just ones that serve a certain narrative https://t.co/gjXZVLiwfy— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) November 15, 2019So Mason Rudolph, the player who started the altercation, then charged after the player, doesn’t get suspended at all?🤔AND NO IM DEFENDING MYLES IN THIS SITUATION!— Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) November 15, 2019While Rudolph wasn’t announced in the initial punishments handed down by the NFL, it doesn’t exactly mean he’s clear. The NFL said in its statement that “additional discipline for other players will be forthcoming through the standard accountability process including those players that left the bench to enter the fight area.”Having said that, though, it seems if Rudolph were going to be punished harshly by the league he would have been included in the initial statement by the league. He seems to have avoided suspension completely, but NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero says Rudolph will be fined for his role. It’s not clear when, or how much.last_img read more

Uganda’s women cricketers beat Kenya in thriller

first_imgUganda’s Saidati Kemigisha bats in an earlier game. Uganda play the final in Windhoek today. PHOTOS ICC-CRICKET.COMToday: Uganda ?? vs Zimbabwe ?? ICC Women’s World #WT20 Africa Cricket QualifiersWindhoek, Namibia | THE NAMIBIAN |  Uganda beat Kenya by five wickets with one ball to spare in a thrilling semifinal match at the ICC Women’s World T20 Africa Qualifiers in Windhoek on Friday.Kenya posted 89/5 off their 20 overs and in a dramatic finish, Immaculate Nakisuuyi hit a four off the second last ball to clinch a dramatic win for Uganda, The Nambian reports.Uganda faces Zimbabwe in Saturday’s final from midday where the winning team earns a place into the Women’s World T20 global qualifier.The Women’s World T20 tournament takes place in the West Indies in November next year where the West Indies will defend the title that they won for the first time in India last year after beating Australia by eight wickets in the final.Sent in to bat, Kenya got off to a solid start as el and Queentor Abel and Veronica Abuga put on 33 for the first wicket.Margaret Ngoche (8) and Silvia Kinyua (1) followed shortly after to leave Kenya at 47/3 after 12 overs, but Sarah Wetoto joined Abel to put on 40 runs for the fourth wicket.Wetoto was eventually out for 25 off 21 balls (3×4), while Abel was 36 not out off 56 balls (3×4) as Kenya reached 89/5 off their 20 overs. Uganda celebrates victory in Namibia on Friday. PHOTO THE NAMIBIANGertrude Candiru (2/18) was Uganda’s best bowler.Uganda lost wickets regularly in their run chase as Kenya held the upper hand in the early stages, with Saidati Kemigisha (0), Naome Bagenda (5), Candiru (7) and Mary Nalule (4) all went cheaply.Opener Rita Musamali however grew in stature as the innings progressed, and when Frankline Najjumba was dismissed for 12 with the total at 56/5 with five overs to go, Kenya still held the upper hand.Immaculate Nakisuuyi however joined Musamali to keep Uganda in the hunt and in a dramatic last over she hit the winning four as they reached 90/5 with a ball to spare.Musamali remained not out on 28 off 43 balls, while player of the match Nakisuuyi scored 25 not out off 15 balls.Earlier on Friday, hosts Namibia beat Tanzania by six wickets to win the fourth place play-off.last_img read more

FL kid sneaks bearded dragon to school in backpack

first_imgSchool officials in the Panhandle found an unusual item in a student’s backpack on Monday.According to the Bay District Schools, a student snuck a bearded dragon named “Jango” on campus in a Vera Bradley backpack.The student brought the animal to school because she didn’t want him to be alone, and sad at home.Instead, she brought him to the school for some company, the school district said.The school said it was able to contact Jango’s adult owner who picked him up and brought him home.The reptile was temporarily confiscated and put into a mail courier box beforehand.The school district urged parents to “please check those backpacks in the AM!”last_img read more

Armed St. Louis Couple Charged with Felony Unlawful Use of Weapon

first_imgThis is what Mark McCloskey told Tucker Carlson last night on FOX News.McCloskeyCircuit Attorney Kim Gardner explained it is illegal to “wave weapons in a threatening manner” against those taking part in a nonviolent protest.Governor Mike Parson has already hinted he would pardon the couple if charges were filed. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office has charged both Mark and Patricia McCloskey with a felony unlawful use of a weapon-flourishing charge.The pair were photographed holding guns after demonstrators broke down their gate and threatened them in front of their home on June 28th.last_img read more

GFI covers the bases with provincial grant

first_imgA grant from the province will help the organizing committee of the Grand Forks International Baseball tournament (GFI) succeed next month.  “This is the first time that I know of that the GFI has received provincial funding,” said Joan Thomas, co-ordinator of the tournament. “This is very helpful for the GFI to put on a first class sporting event in such a small community – it really helps the local community and area.”  The GFI will receive $5,000 from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development’s Hosting BC program to help host the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament. Hosting BC was established in the lead-up to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Originally a partnership between the Government of British Columbia, Tourism British Columbia and 2010 Legacies Now, the program is now managed in partnership between the BC Games Society and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.  “This is what the Hosting BC program is all about – supporting great local events like Grand Forks’ international baseball tournament.  I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon,” said Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater.  Thomas said that Community Futures Boundary told them about the granting program that assists with operational costs and although they applied in December the GFI was not initially successful. Their April application was approved. The GFI is one of 62 other sporting events across the province that will benefit from over $325,000 in grants. The tournament will take place Sept. 1 – 6 with teams from Australia, Lewiston, Thurston County and crowd favourites San Diego along with teams from across Canada. For more information visit: www.grandforksbaseball.com.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week – NMHA Esso Award Winners

first_imgThose Esso Medal of Achievement recipients included:For for most improved, most dedicated and most sportsmanlike went to Sawan Bhabra, Xavier Tinholt, Ryder Nash, Dane Jones, Nathan Jackman and Sebastien “Seabass” Conne-Corrent in the Atom Division.In Peewee House, winners included Wyatt Groenhuysen, Ryan Durocher and Jack Steer.In Peewee Rep, winners were Nathan Medeiros, Dakoda Fizzard, Reid Gerrand, Joe Laren, Karim Nephin and Matthew Lehr.Bantam House were Ethan Grill, Pax Arrowsmith and Jackson Cousins.Bantam Rep were Carson Pottle, Logan Smart and William McLeod.Midget House winners were TJ Winters, Charles Curiston, Noah Marsh, Ben Price, Kyle Patton and Mike Zarikoff.Midget Rep were Jake Laplante, Adam Volansky and Matthew Zwick. Nelson Minor Hockey concluded its 2016-17 season with a recent Awards Banquet at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.Former NHLer Mike Laughton conducted the ceremony with the highlight of the night being the awards to the players.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute all of the winners with Team of the Week honours.Picture are players who won the Esso Achievement Awards.last_img read more

Bombers rebound to grab Bronze Medal at AA Girl`s Soccer Championships

first_imgTears of disappointment were replaced with ear-to-ear grins after the L.V. Rogers Bombers posted a 2-0 victory over Arch Bishop Carney of Vancouver in the Bronze Medal Match Saturday at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Saturday at the Lakeside Fields.Sofia Arcuri scored a header in the second half to break a scoreless tie lifting the Bombers to the victory, and the school’s second medal in as many years.In 2016, LVR defeated St. Thomas Moore in shootout to claim the Provincial Crown. However, this year the Knights of Burnaby had the last laugh, not only eliminating the Bombers from a run a two consecutive Provincial Titles Friday, but also edging Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 1-0 in the Championship final to capture the 2017 Banner.Saturday, it took a lot of intestinal fortitude for the Bombers to grind out this victory.Despite looking fatigued from playing its fifth game in three days, the Bombers managed to get through the first half unscathed.Then in the second half, Arcuri got on the end of an Emily Taylor cross to head the ball into the net through a maze of players.LVR added some insurance with time running out in the game after the Arch Bishop Carney keeper was called for a foul outside the 18-yard-box.After the keeper was served up a red card for the infraction, Taylor stepped up to the ball to score the game’s final goal on the free kick.Hanna Quinn once again finished with a clean sheet, the fourth of the tournament for LVR — which only surrendered one goal in the entire tournament.Most of the players on this team will now flip the switch over to Nelson Youth Soccer Rep program to push for a Provincial B Cup medal.last_img read more