first_imgThe South West Queensland (SWQ) Touch Office has released the first volume of its  Newsletter, “Show and Go”.                                          Queensland Game Development Officer Terry Mc Sweeney and newly appointed SWQ Administrator Lauren Potter will keep affiliated members up to date on all the news and views from the SWQ region with their fortnightly offering leading up to the Queensland State Championships from 5-7 October 2007.The Queensland Regional  State Championships, being contested for the first time since 2003, will be hosted by flagship South West Queensland affiliate Toowoomba.Please click onto the attached PDF of the first edition of “Show and Go” Related Filesnewsletter__swq_-pdflast_img read more

8 days agoMexico boss Martino happy Man Utd watching Macias and Cordova

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mexico boss Martino happy Man Utd watching Macias and Cordovaby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMexico boss Gerardo Martino is happy hearing Manchester United are watching the young pair.Jose Juan Macias and Sebastian Cordova have been linked with United in recent weeks.Macias, a striker with Leon, is also interesting West Ham. Cordova is a 22-year-old winger who plays in his homeland for Club America and has been linked with United in Portuguese media reports.Martino stated: “The important teams in Europe must have in their sights on more than 100 players in the world, which does not mean that they are going to buy them. So they are in the sight of Benfica or Manchester like so many others, it’s the work they must do.“If there is any comment, it’s because they generate it for their performances and are doing things well, it’s likely that there are scouts who take them into account.” last_img read more

There were many inconsistencies in Apoorvas statement Police

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday said that after killing her husband, Apoorva Shukla, the wife of Rohit Shekhar, told the family members that he was sleeping. The investigating agency said that the accused cooked up several stories, but she got puzzled in all and later confessed the crime.According to police, on April 16 in the afternoon Ujjawla Tiwari (Rohit Shekhar mother) asked about her son when Apoorva replied that he was sleeping as he goes to sleep very late. “No one tried to wake Rohit Shekhar the next morning because he had insomnia. Everyone thought he was sleeping as he would wake up late usually,” said investigators. As per the sequence of events, Rohit Shekhar had dinner with his mother and other relatives at their home in Delhi. Later on, the same night, Rohit and Apoorva had a chat with Ujjawala Tiwari (Rohit’s mother). After which both husband and wife went sleep. An investigator told Millennium Post that after the registration of murder case, they started questioning Apoorva who first told them that she loved Rohit. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”We took the statement of seven persons in the house and later we corroborated all and found lots of inconsistency,” said the investigator. Later the investigators came to know about the sour relation between husband-wife, based on which Apoorva and other family members were questioned altogether. Gradually, the Police found out that the statements of Apoorva were different than that of family members. More than 100 questions were put in front of Rohit’s wife and other family members. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Another story was cooked by her with several discrepancies. The circumstances of the incident were totally different from the first story and later, after several fake stories, she confessed the murder,” said the investigators. The police said that Apoorva Tiwari had fought on the night of April 15 as well. She killed him around 1 AM on April 16. Rohit Tiwari was brought dead to a hospital in New Delhi’s Saket area on April 16. His autopsy report said Rohit Tiwari died of asphyxia as he was strangulated and smothered. Officers also went through footage from CCTV cameras installed in and around the house to ascertain the sequence of events and track people who entered the house.last_img read more

Q4 realty investment up 7 to 11year high of Rs 17682 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian real estate sector attracted investment of Rs 17,682 crore in the January-March period, highest quarterly funding since 2008, on strong inflows from foreign investors in commercial assets, according to property consultant Cushman & Wakefield. The investment was up by 7 per cent from Rs 16,528 crore in the corresponding period last year. Foreign funds investment in Indian real estate rose 81 per cent to Rs 11,338 crore in the first quarter of 2019 calendar year from Rs 6,260 crore in the year-ago period, the data showed. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”Higher participation of foreign investors this quarter is a signal towards sustained interest in the country’s real estate story backed by increasing transparency and friendly investment policies,” Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) India Country Head & Managing Director Anshul Jain said in a statement. Office and retail segments continued to attract high investment, he said, adding that warehousing/logistics segment was also providing opportunities for investors. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”The first successful REIT (real estate investment trust) listing has opened another avenue for investors to participate in the momentum visible in office markets while also reinforcing the attractiveness of Indian realty,” Jain said. Asset-wise, C&W said the housing segment got 57 per cent less investment during the January-March quarter of 2019 at Rs 3,697 crore from Rs 8,518 crore in the year-ago period. The funding inflow in residential sector got affected owing to liquidity issues of NBFCs which have been a major source of refinancing and lending to this asset class in last 4-5 years, the consultant said. Investment in office properties rose to Rs 7,925 crore from Rs 6,100 crore during the period under review.last_img read more

Woman tortured for dowry dies of burn injuries

first_imgKolkata: A woman in Narendrapur in South 24-Parganas died of burn injuries after she allegedly set herself on fire. It is further alleged the woman took the extreme step as her husband and in-laws tortured her for dowry.According to sources, Santoshi Pramanik of Nepalgunge at Bishnupur in South 24-Parganas got married to Uttam Pramanik of Bonhooghly in Narendrapur approximately seven years ago. During their marriage Santoshi’s family reportedly gave the couple several furniture and other valuables as dowry. Approximately after a year, Santoshi gave birth to a baby. Till then, there were no problems between the couple or with the in-laws. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBut, after a few months, Uttam Pramanik and his family members allegedly started demanding money from Santoshi’s family. They use to allegedly taunt Santoshi regarding the things her father gave them during their marriage and claimed the items they received during the dowry were not good. After another a few months Uttam forced her to go to her father to get more money. When she refused, Uttam and his family members allegedly beat her many times. Altercation between them over money had become frequent. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayA few years ago, she had told her father about the torture and her father had arranged for some money as well. But, that money did not made Uttam happy. He continued torturing Santoshi to get more money. Santoshi’s sister alleged that on April 23 Uttam reportedly called Santoshi’s father and told that she had set herself on fire. Later, Santoshi was admitted at the M R Bangur Hospital in a critical condition. Sources informed that during her statement to the doctors, Santoshi reportedly told that she tried to commit suicide as she was not able to bear the torture by her husband and in-laws. Late on Saturday night, Santoshi succumbed to her burn injuries at the M R Bangur hospital. Later, Santoshi’s family lodged a complaint against her husband and his mother at the Narendrapur police station claiming that Uttam set her on fire. But as Santoshi’s statement before the doctors were different, a case has been initiated at the Narendrapur police station under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC against the accused persons named in the FIR. None could be traced till Sunday as the accused persons had absconded.last_img read more

Sanction threats wont change Russia stance on Ukraine Lavrov

first_imgTUNIS – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that threats of sanctions against Moscow are counter-productive and will not change its position on the Ukraine crisis.“Our position is honest and… will not change,” Lavrov told a news conference in Tunisia, where he was on an official visit.“We have always opposed the policy of unilateral sanctions. I hope our partners understand that such actions are counter-productive. “Anger and humiliation are ill-advised.”Ukraine’s new authorities have said that thousands of Russian troops have poured into Crimea during the past few days, in claims backed by Western officials but denied on Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin.“In its statements, the EU has not once recalled the agreement of February 21,” Lavrov said in reference to a European-brokered roadmap for Ukraine to end violent protests that ousted Kremlin-backed president Viktor Yanukovych.“This means the EU does not want a national unity government and to disarm” groups, he added.Lavrov indicated Russia was open to holding negotiations with its international partners that involved the implementation of the February 21 accord signed by Yanukovych and his opponents.Turning to Crimea, the Russian minister said “vigilante groups” were providing security on the Ukrainian peninsula after “lots of weapons and explosives were seized”.“Regarding the Russian military which are at the base of the Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol, they are acting strictly as always on the basis of the agreement allowing the existence of the Russian base in this territory, and according to requests by the legal authority in Ukraine and legitimate power in the Crimea,” he added.Lavrov arrived in Tunisia late Monday for the visit focused on expanding commercial ties.His visit comes amid rising tensions over the situation in Ukraine, which analysts have called the most serious crisis between the West and Moscow since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union.Western powers have been wrestling with how to respond to Russia’s threat to use force against Ukraine, where Yanukovych was driven from power following three months of protests that culminated in days of carnage.Washington has suspended military cooperation with Russia, and the Kremlin has responded to US warnings, saying sanctions against Russia “would end in a crash for the financial system of the United States”.last_img read more

What Has — And Hasnt — Surprised Us This NBA Season

As we cross the one-quarter mark of the NBA season — with the Clippers in first place out West, the Kings playing .500 ball, and the Jazz and Rockets near the bottom looking up — things are starting to come into clearer focus. That clarity is more than welcome, given how topsy-turvy the league has been for the first month and a half of play.We know a lot will change between now and April, but for the time being, here are the five things we’ve been most and least surprised by so far this year.Surprising: The Celtics haven’t been good, and the Jazz have been even worse.Boston, finally healthy after losing two of its best players last year, has been one of the bigger mysteries of the season. The Celtics have been elite defensively again this year,1At least from a statistical standpoint. They haven’t been very good at limiting individual scoring outbursts at all. but the offense — which almost never gets to the line — can’t get out of its own way much of the time.Before the season began, Jaylen Brown expressed a belief that the starting wings (him, Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatum) have nearly identical skill sets, which was affecting chemistry. And after watching them for a month and a half, we can’t say that he was wrong. With that in mind, Brad Stevens’s recent lineup shift to bring the struggling Hayward off the bench could help matters.Hayward and Brown, in particular, have both shot far better from the floor when playing apart from each other. Hayward sports a solid 53.9 percent effective field-goal rate without Brown but just 39.7 percent with him. And Brown’s 50.5 percent effective field-goal rate without Hayward is well above the 38.5 percent mark he posts while sharing the court with Hayward.Their net ratings also improve when playing apart. The Celtics outscore opponents by 9 points per 100 possessions with Hayward but without Brown, and Boston wins by a margin of 1.5 points per 100 when Brown is on the court but Hayward is on the sideline. But the Celtics hemorrhage 2.2 points per 100 possessions with the two playing together.Using floor-spacing forward Marcus Morris as a starter may work better because of his rugged screen-setting ability. His off-ball screens, useful for a lineup with so many scoring options on the wing, produce the best scoring efficiency of any player on the team2Minimum 15 screens. at 1.12 points per possession when both Tatum and Hayward are on the floor and a whopping 1.53 points per possession when Tatum and Brown are playing together, according to Second Spectrum.It’s also worth keeping an eye on Terry Rozier, who, to this point, has regressed badly on the offensive end after a highly encouraging postseason run, in which he filled in admirably for the injured Kyrie Irving.As for the Jazz, this — 10-12, and third-to-last in the West — is what happens when your league-best defense from last season is merely a middle-of-the-road one, and your offense not only fails to improve but actually morphs into one of the NBA’s five worst in that same window.What’s behind Utah’s slide? A handful of theories have been discussed. But two things stand out to me: 1) The team’s schedule — the toughest in the league3Similar to last season, when their December schedule was the toughest individual month played by any NBA team. So perhaps this is reason for optimism. — has been front-loaded, and 2) a number of players aren’t playing to their capabilities.Outside of a one-week stretch at the end of October, Donovan Mitchell has been terribly inconsistent, struggling badly from outside. Dante Exum’s offense still isn’t catching up to his defense. And perhaps the biggest issue: Ricky Rubio has been awful on both sides of the ball thus far — even more than he was to start last season, when he had just joined the club and was learning the ropes.Rubio has generally been able to hang his hat on his defense and his passing whenever he’s struggling to shoot. But this season, he has sometimes looked a half-step slower laterally on D, allowing nearly a 10th of a point more per drive he defends, at 0.98 points per play, than he did last season, according to Second Spectrum. And while opponents have long sagged off Rubio, daring him to shoot, that experiment has paid far greater dividends this season, as he’s logged just a 46.6 percent effective field goal rate on jumpers when given 6 or more feet of open space4Shots from at least 10 feet away. — down from 53.5 percent just last year, and the worst percentage he’s connected on since the 2013-14 campaign, according to NBA Advanced Stats.It’s still a little early to consider changing the lineup — especially after Rubio played so well at times last postseason. But if he doesn’t turn it around in the next month or so, it might be worth trying a new starting five and letting Mitchell handle the ball more. (Utah, realizing it needs more punch on offense, traded guard Alec Burks and two future second-rounders Wednesday for sharpshooter Kyle Korver.)We wrote this summer that we believed the Jazz could be true contenders this season — which looks incredibly wrong at the moment. But we said then that much of Utah’s hopes would hinge on Rubio’s play. For better or — to this point — perhaps for worse, that seems to be the case.Not surprising: The Grizzlies got back to Grit ’N’ Grind.A lot of people either wrote off or simply forgot about the Grizzlies after a dismal 2017-18 campaign in which they finished with 22 wins and the second-worst record in the league. But the case for believing in Memphis this season was relatively straightforward: This group, finally healthy with the return of Mike Conley and a more motivated Marc Gasol, had its best players back and added considerable two-way talent over the summer through a handful of deals.Rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. looks like a potential star at times and is already the real deal defensively. The Memphis defense can be overly aggressive at times in helping from the weak side, which leaves corner shooters open more often than most teams. But the Grizzlies’ D is a top-5 unit, and it gets downright nasty when Jackson and Gasol play together, surrendering just 96.8 points per 100 possessions in 287 minutes. (Oklahoma City, which leads the NBA in defensive efficiency, allows 102.6 points per 100 possessions.)In case you need a sign of how smart the Grizzlies’ offseason pickups were, consider this: The team’s three most-efficient rotation players5By effective field goal percentage, counting only those who have played at least 100 minutes. to this point — Omri Casspi, Shelvin Mack and Jackson — were all acquisitions from this summer. Gasol is fourth on that list, but right behind him is Garrett Temple, for whom the Grizzlies traded.So don’t be too surprised if Memphis continues to hang around in the playoff race. There were indications all along that the Grizzlies would find themselves in the midst of this conversation.Surprising: Derrick Rose’s offense came back to life.Rose’s first career 50-point game earlier this year got considerable attention, but that game was no fluke: This whole season in Minnesota has been a consistent one for the former MVP. From an efficiency standpoint, he’s actually never played this well before.He’s shooting a career-best 49.8 percent from the field, and his 60 percent mark from a true shooting standpoint is 5 points better than he’s had in any other season. Rose used to be among the NBA’s worst 3-point shooters — enough of a liability that he essentially stopped taking triples altogether in New York — but he’s been good from that range, too. The 30-year-old, who’s long been a surprisingly good midrange shooter despite having the flattest shot in the game, is better than 48 percent from 3-point distance on almost four attempts per game to this point. His hot start even has him ranking as one of the NBA’s 15 most efficient offensive players, according to ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus metric.It’s still early, but this shooting display — even if his numbers fall off some — figures to lengthen his career, a meaningful development based on how things were going 10 months ago. We knew his otherworldly athleticism wouldn’t be the same after all his injuries, but a steady jumper has changed his outlook.Not surprising: The Rockets-Melo marriage failed.We, like many others, fully recognized the potential pitfalls with Houston’s Carmelo Anthony acquisition this summer. He seemed a less-than-ideal fit, particularly as a sort of replacement for the switchy wing defenders the Rockets lost in Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute. So it’s not necessarily shocking that the experiment didn’t work.But never did we imagine that the team would pull the plug as quickly as it did. Houston cut bait on the fallen star just 10 games in — even though other clear problems seemed to exist (like the lack of depth behind Clint Capela, or Eric Gordon shooting far worse than he ever has). Still, it’s somewhat difficult to knock the haste with which the Rockets made the decision: They couldn’t afford to fall too far behind in the loaded Western Conference, where the playoff race figures to be a bloodbath, and they began playing far better after making the pragmatic choice to hold Melo out of the rotation. But even after winning five straight at one point earlier in the month, Houston now finds itself mired in a four-game skid, meaning that there’s more for this club to figure out.Surprising: California’s other NBA teams have been legitimately good.It was totally fair to wonder whether Los Angeles might be a factor in the Western Conference playoffs this season, but who would’ve thought that the Clippers would be the team making that kind of noise at this point in the year? (In fairness, LeBron James and the Lakers have played well lately, too, and may very well find themselves in the same conversation as we move forward.)A number of things illustrate how and why Doc Rivers’s team finds itself atop the West for the time being. The guard rotation of Patrick Beverley, Avery Bradley and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has done a fantastic job of defending; the Clippers have held opposing starting guards to 40.9 percent shooting, the NBA’s fourth-lowest figure through Tuesday’s games, per the ESPN Stats & Information Group. Danilo Gallinari, who hasn’t played more than 65 games in a campaign in six seasons, has missed only one game thus far and is shooting better than he ever has from outside.But above all else, the Clips have thrived because Tobias Harris — tied with Giannis Antetokounmpo for the league’s best effective field-goal percentage among wing players with at least 300 shot attempts — has quietly pieced together the offensive profile of a superstar this season. Between the huge leap he’s made and the gains of Victor Oladipo, the Orlando Magic front office has to be beside itself after trading away both players.And while Golden State has been Golden State so far, another Northern California team has been making a move. The Kings own a 10-10 mark and have been one of the more entertaining clubs so far. Just about everything begins and ends with their blistering pace. It seems possible that their ability to maintain that 106-possessions-per-48-minutes tempo for entire games may work to their advantage in the clutch, when Sacramento’s opponents simply don’t have anything left.Sacramento ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency in the first quarter, 25th in the second period and tied for 16th in the third, yet it sits sixth in fourth-quarter defense, right behind the defending champ Warriors. And get this: Despite the pace at which they play, the De’Aaron Fox-led Kings have yet to commit a clutch-time turnover this season — they’re the only team that can still make such a claim this late in the season. It’s part of the reason they are 8-3 — best in the Western Conference — in contests separated by 5 points or fewer with five minutes or less remaining, per bad for the NBA’s third-youngest team, one whose young players all seem to have taken a step forward this season.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Buffon would be very happy to see Ronaldo at Juventus

first_imgJuventus legend Gianluigi Buffon is hopeful that Cristiano Ronaldo’s prospective move to Turin this summer will materialise and hailed the significance the move would represent for both the club and Italian footballFollowing that massive transfer bombshell in May’s Champions League final victory over Liverpool, Ronaldo’s future at Real Madrid has been uncertain ever since and he has been strongly linked with a €100m move to Juventus over the past week.The prospect of Ronaldo joining the Bianconeri has been warmly welcomed by the club supporters with shirts with both his name and number on having already been made ahead of his anticipated arrival.Buffon, who was unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Monday after 17 years at Juventus, is eagerly waiting for further news on Ronaldo’s future – like any other Turin fan.“It wouldn’t surprise me to see Ronaldo at Juventus, it would make me happy because it is what the Juventus world needs, to find new idols and exalt them,” said Buffon, according to Marca.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The 40-year-old insists that he still has no regrets over leaving Juventus, despite missing out on the possible opportunity to have played with Ronaldo – although the two goals that the Portuguese superstar scored against him in last season’s Champions League appear to have left some scars behind.“No, if anything bothers me it’s the goals he scored against me last year,” Buffon smiled.“It would be the best advertisement for Italian football. It is confirmation of how much a society Juventus is, with Andrea Agnelli and his family, who are capable of adapting to the times and even anticipating them,” added Buffon.Juventus are expected to pay a reported fee of €100m for Ronaldo with the player himself set to make €30 per year in a four-year deal.last_img read more

Mourinho Liverpool must win the title

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has piled the pressure on counterpart Jurgen Klopp by declaring that Liverpool will have to win the Premier League this season after all the money they have spent this yearLast season’s Champions League finalists have now spent over £250m on new players this year following the arrival of AS Roma’s Alisson, that saw the Brazilian become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after Liverpool had agreed to buy him for £66m.And Mourinho, who himself has spent heavily in marquee signings in the past for Chelsea, knows exactly what kind of pressure Klopp will under this season and he insists that delivering silverware will be a must for him.Just earlier this week, Klopp himself confessed that Liverpool have to win trophies in the new season.“I think if you have the money, if you invest well, is better than to have it in the bank, because the interests are very low,” Mourinho told reporters with a smirk after his side’s 9-8 penalty win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup,” said Mourinho, according to Goal.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“The problem is you have to invest well and honestly I think they did very well because every player they bought are quality players and I’m happy for them.“And I’m also happy to smile and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion and change as a person. It’s funny. But that’s okay.“But maybe this season finally you demand that they win. You, I think, you have to be fair and now you have to demand and say the team with investments you are making with investments that you start making last season, not just this season, last season.“That you made in January, that you make now, that will probably be the record of the Premier League this season, I don’t see another team getting close to that level of investment, a team that was a finalist in the Champions League, you have to say you are a big candidate. You have to win.”The last time Liverpool lifted a major piece of silverware came in 2012, where they defeated Cardiff City 3-2 on penalties to win the League Cup.last_img read more