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first_imgThe Army already has received 29 systems. In the coming year, they will receive eight more. All system units are intended for two Armored Battalions: the 11th Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery, located in the state of Paraná, and the 6th Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts toward the realization of the Army’s large-scale, technologically and financially complex strategic projects. So far those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Recop, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. Diálogo is presenting each of the projects, their objectives and challenges, as well as new developments in a series of weekly reports. This week’s report features the Anti-Aircraft Defense Strategic Project. Expanding Anti-Aircraft Artillery by creating new units is a key objective of the initiative. Two such units are already in the implementation phase: the 12th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group in Manaus (Amazonas), and the Anti-Aircraft Maintenance and Supply Battalion in Osasco (São Paulo). Construction of the 12th Group’s physical facilities will begin with work on the barracks, which will be built by October so they can house the first of the group’s service members. Building operation centers The Anti-Aircraft Defense project will deliver five more of these radar systems to the Army this year, a quantity sufficient to meet the needs of the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Groups and to begin to outfit the Anti-Aircraft Batteries within the Infantry and Cavalry Brigades. The project will also develop a SABER-M200 radar, the prototype of which should be ready by December. As the name suggests, this sensor has a range of approximately 200 kilometers, which is greater than the M60’s range. The longer range will give the military more time to react to threats. Because of this capability, the SABER-M200 is considered a surveillance radar and, like the M60, works in conjunction with the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Centers of Operation. In its initial phase beginning in 2010, the Anti-Aircraft Defense project provided Military ground forces with not just radar, but also Anti-Aircraft Artillery Operation Centers, low-altitude weapons systems (RBS 70 and GEPARD), communications equipment, operational vehicles, and training. Officials expect the project will continue through 2030. Larger-scale trainings also are planned, such as the one scheduled for August at the Formosa Training Grounds (100 kilometers from Brasília). The training should involve more than 500 service members for two weeks and will be provided by the 1st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade. Defense Minister Jaques Wagner recently told Diálogo that Brazil’s air defense system is outdated and an upgrade is overdue, not just to provide adequate security during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, but beyond that for national security. “This project is part of the Army’s transformation process, which requires that strategic projects provide new capabilities for Ground Forces,” said Colonel Edson Ribeiro dos Santos Júnior, who is a member of the Anti-Aircraft Defense team led by Major General João Chalella Júnior. By Dialogo April 28, 2015 Diálogo is presenting each of the projects, their objectives and challenges, as well as new developments in a series of weekly reports. This week’s report features the Anti-Aircraft Defense Strategic Project. Radar systems detect threats at different distances Building operation centers “This project is part of the Army’s transformation process, which requires that strategic projects provide new capabilities for Ground Forces,” said Colonel Edson Ribeiro dos Santos Júnior, who is a member of the Anti-Aircraft Defense team led by Major General João Chalella Júnior. The system was acquired in response to the need to recover operational capabilities in low-altitude anti-aircraft defense (up to an altitude of 3,000 meters). It consists of armored combat vehicles, search and fire radar, computers, radios and ammunition; in an operation, these devices deployed as a group, and are inter-operable. Defense Minister Jaques Wagner recently told Diálogo that Brazil’s air defense system is outdated and an upgrade is overdue, not just to provide adequate security during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, but beyond that for national security. Training for more than 500 service members Expanding Anti-Aircraft Artillery by creating new units is a key objective of the initiative. Two such units are already in the implementation phase: the 12th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group in Manaus (Amazonas), and the Anti-Aircraft Maintenance and Supply Battalion in Osasco (São Paulo). Construction of the 12th Group’s physical facilities will begin with work on the barracks, which will be built by October so they can house the first of the group’s service members. Military authorities also plan on renovating the Anti-Aircraft Maintenance and Supply Battalion facilities. This unit will provide logistical support for anti-aircraft defense, consisting of specialists capable of resolving complex maintenance issues; troops in the Battalion will also ensure that there are sufficient supplies, such as munitions and fuel. Deploying sophisticated weapons requires training. The weapons systems that Brazil is acquiring under the Anti-Aircraft Defense project always include simulators, which are necessary for training the service members who are going to operate the weapons. Simulator training is conducted both by each unit that receives the equipment and by the Coastal and Anti-Aircraft Artillery School, the training institute located in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts toward the realization of the Army’s large-scale, technologically and financially complex strategic projects. So far those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Recop, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. The Anti-Aircraft Artillery Groups of the Brazilian Army will be equipped by the end of the year with SABER-M60 radar — a sensor with a range of 60 kilometers that will enhance the country’s capability to defend itself against air attacks. The radar, which was conceived by the Army and manufactured by Brazilian company Bradar, is just one element of Brazil’s Anti-Aircraft Defense Strategic Project. Deploying high-performance vehicles is also an important component of an anti-aircraft system. To ensure the Military has such vehicles, from April 14-17, a team of Brazilian service members tested six armored combat vehicles. After transporting them to the Marambaia Proving Grounds to observe their performance, and after checking the entire electrical system, Soldiers fired two of the 35 mm canons with which the tanks are equipped, thus concluding the acceptance testing phase. The vehicles were approved. The system was acquired in response to the need to recover operational capabilities in low-altitude anti-aircraft defense (up to an altitude of 3,000 meters). It consists of armored combat vehicles, search and fire radar, computers, radios and ammunition; in an operation, these devices deployed as a group, and are inter-operable. Radar systems detect threats at different distances The SABER-M60 sends its data to an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Center of Operations, where the information is processed. If a threat is detected, a team stationed at the operations center may decide immediately whether to fire a missile at the target. The Anti-Aircraft Defense project will deliver five more of these radar systems to the Army this year, a quantity sufficient to meet the needs of the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Groups and to begin to outfit the Anti-Aircraft Batteries within the Infantry and Cavalry Brigades. The project will also develop a SABER-M200 radar, the prototype of which should be ready by December. As the name suggests, this sensor has a range of approximately 200 kilometers, which is greater than the M60’s range. The longer range will give the military more time to react to threats. Because of this capability, the SABER-M200 is considered a surveillance radar and, like the M60, works in conjunction with the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Centers of Operation. “This training is not the only one for the year, but it is the one that everyone will attend,” the Colonel said. “The concern is to ensure standardization of procedures. We have to make sure that everyone is on the same page, that they are operating the way that they need to.” Deploying high-performance vehicles is also an important component of an anti-aircraft system. To ensure the Military has such vehicles, from April 14-17, a team of Brazilian service members tested six armored combat vehicles. After transporting them to the Marambaia Proving Grounds to observe their performance, and after checking the entire electrical system, Soldiers fired two of the 35 mm canons with which the tanks are equipped, thus concluding the acceptance testing phase. The vehicles were approved. Deploying sophisticated weapons requires training. The weapons systems that Brazil is acquiring under the Anti-Aircraft Defense project always include simulators, which are necessary for training the service members who are going to operate the weapons. Simulator training is conducted both by each unit that receives the equipment and by the Coastal and Anti-Aircraft Artillery School, the training institute located in Rio de Janeiro. In its initial phase beginning in 2010, the Anti-Aircraft Defense project provided Military ground forces with not just radar, but also Anti-Aircraft Artillery Operation Centers, low-altitude weapons systems (RBS 70 and GEPARD), communications equipment, operational vehicles, and training. Officials expect the project will continue through 2030. “This training is not the only one for the year, but it is the one that everyone will attend,” the Colonel said. “The concern is to ensure standardization of procedures. We have to make sure that everyone is on the same page, that they are operating the way that they need to.” Ooh the closed fisted guy with the }big mustache}, skilled bus and truck driver with a threatening voice is so scary! What if he takes to buying food to nourish his people. Our brothers, [email protected] The pride of being Brazilian is understanding the great capacity to build so much with so little. Congratulations Army of Brazil. Good thing the Brazilian Army is along the border. The region we’re in is close to the border. This could be good to prevent the passage of weapons, ammunition and drugs to Brazil. Thank you. You can count on me. Just get in touch on Facebook. Aldair Augusto Santos Good afternoon. Very good to know that our Brazilian Army is being modernized. That’s really good. These are wonders being experienced by Army commanders. Congratulations. Very good that our army is at the border fighting drug trafficking such as the border between Brazil and Colombia in the municipality of Tabatinga. I worked at that border when the drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar, was at the top. I am a second sergeant of the Amazonas state police. Our motto is to always protect and serve. Amazonia, Brazil. Training for more than 500 service members The Army already has received 29 systems. In the coming year, they will receive eight more. All system units are intended for two Armored Battalions: the 11th Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery, located in the state of Paraná, and the 6th Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Larger-scale trainings also are planned, such as the one scheduled for August at the Formosa Training Grounds (100 kilometers from Brasília). The training should involve more than 500 service members for two weeks and will be provided by the 1st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade. Military authorities also plan on renovating the Anti-Aircraft Maintenance and Supply Battalion facilities. This unit will provide logistical support for anti-aircraft defense, consisting of specialists capable of resolving complex maintenance issues; troops in the Battalion will also ensure that there are sufficient supplies, such as munitions and fuel. Low-altitude weapons systems The Anti-Aircraft Artillery Groups of the Brazilian Army will be equipped by the end of the year with SABER-M60 radar — a sensor with a range of 60 kilometers that will enhance the country’s capability to defend itself against air attacks. The radar, which was conceived by the Army and manufactured by Brazilian company Bradar, is just one element of Brazil’s Anti-Aircraft Defense Strategic Project. The SABER-M60 sends its data to an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Center of Operations, where the information is processed. If a threat is detected, a team stationed at the operations center may decide immediately whether to fire a missile at the target. Low-altitude weapons systemslast_img read more

first_imgPublic Discourse 13 Feb 2013Yesterday I explained the problems that arise from commercialized sperm donation—namely degraded men who are absent fathers to children disturbed by the circumstances of their birth. Today I explore more closely the role that money plays as men’s greatest motive for donating sperm, and its impact on future children. I conclude by proposing how we can challenge the sperm-sale industry.Money MattersMany people in the assisted reproductive technology world want adult-conceived donor children to hush their complaints and ignore their own suffering. But some new buyers are listening to them. Sperm banks now offer more financial compensation to donors who are willing to be identified when a child turns eighteen. According to Rene Almeling, one sperm facility now pays 55 percent more to donors willing to be identified ($100 per donation) than it pays to anonymous donors ($65 per donation). At three cups per week, four weeks per month, $100 per sample creates a monthly income of $1200.This money is the primary incentive for identification, not a sense of responsibility or a desire to know one’s children. To increase sales, men sometimes are prompted by facility staff members to beef up their stated motives for donating. One staff member explained to Almeling that if a profile is negative, the man may be further queried:“Do you really mean that money is the only thing for you?” And if it is, we are honest enough to just leave it that way. But a lot of times [donors] say, “Well, it’s not just the money, it’s also. . . .” [So the staff will say,] “Why don’t you rewrite this little portion to reflect that also?”The facilities do not invest money in these men without expecting a substantial profit from the sale of their sperm. So they have every reason to make donor profiles as appealing as possible. Altruism is an appealing motive to sperm buyers. Avarice is not.If men were not paid $50 to $100 per donation, how many would show up at the clinic each week? The commonsense answer is very few, if any. In contrast, millions of men go out of their way to donate blood every year for no fee. They are willing to undergo discomfort and inconvenience without reimbursement.Like sperm donors, blood donors don’t know where or how their blood will be used, but blood does not create children. The reality is that selling sperm is nearly always a selfish act done for money with no regard for the wellbeing of the children produced. When men sell their sperm knowing it will be used to create children but don’t know where, when, by whom, or under what circumstances their children will be born, it is hard to make a case for altruism.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe City of Lacey’s Long Lake Park safety improvement project will begin Tuesday, May 28. During the project, the City will close the park for 8 days over a 10-day period. However, the park will remain open over the weekend.During the 8-day park closure, walk-in visitors and vehicles will not have access to any part of the park including the swim area, volleyball courts, and trails.Park Closure Schedule:CLOSED: Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, May 31 for underwater hazards removalOPEN: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 for weekend useCLOSED: Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6 for dock removalDue to concerns about the safety of Long Lake Park’s swimming area, the City hired a professional aquatic-safety consultant to assess the beach, dock, and swimming area and provide recommendations for park improvements. Based on the consultant and staff’s recommendations, and to ensure the safety of all park visitors, the City will:Install an additional security camera.Remove underwater safety hazards.Remove the dock.The City plans to re-purpose and relocate the dock to Long’s Pond at Woodland Creek Community Park as an upgraded fishing dock, as swimming is not allowed at this location. The dock is available for people under age 14 or over age 70 to fish at the park.For more information about the Long Lake Park safety improvements, visit ci.lacey.wa.us/LongLakePark2019. You can also sign up for project email updates at ci.lacey.wa.us/ProjectUpdates.last_img read more

first_img“That’s the number one for our special projects,” she said.The wallpaper and ceiling upgrades will cost an estimated $6,800 each. Thegroup will also replace four antique cane chairs at Longstreet with hand-wovenseats and also replace some of the heirloom fruit trees at the property. In Colts Neck, the new Sensory Lions’ Den project was recently completed in Dorbrook Park’s Challenger Area, thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Park System and the Colts Neck Lions Club. It is designed for people of all abilities, but especially for the visually impaired. In 2020, the group will pay off an additional $2,100 for the playground for additional site work that was not included in the original plan, Wojciechowski said, like extra surfacing areas. “It really looks nice,” she said Dec. 16. MONMOUTH COUNTY – The Friends of the Monmouth County Park System have a lot on their to-do list in 2020. Longstreet Farm, Holmdel Park Photo courtesy MCPS Looking back on 2019, Wojciechowski said it was a very goodyear for the organization, which offers several levels of memberships, startingat $25 for individuals, $50 for families and $250 for corporations. They wereable to raise $281,751 through a membership drive, donations and fundraisingefforts in 2019. “We really had a good year,” she said. Purchasing new fabrics to help repair and createnew historic clothing, $500.Expand social media advertising for park system programsand events, $6,000.Employee training, registration and travel,$10,190.Coastal Activity Center special events, fieldtrips and after-school scholarships for program fees and field trips, $4,550.Therapeutic recreation expenses including asemi-formal, weather presentation, camp scholarships and tickets and entry feesfor inclusion coaches, $3,100.Volunteer Services cards, National Trails Daylunch, gardening tools and holiday reception costs, $2,550. This article originally appeared in the Jan. 9, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. In a presentation at the Dec. 16 Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners meeting, the Friends charitable organization laid out plans to tackle various projects to fund park system enhancements. One they are particularly excited about is the Nature on theMove project. Nature on the Move will be a $12,000 project to bring crittersto various events in the county, said Maria Wojciechowski, executive directorof the Friends group. Also on the to-do list are essential upgrades to the historicLongstreet Farmhouse in Holmdel. According to Wojciechowski, the farmhouse needsceiling repairs and new wallpaper. The wallpaper work was supposed to be donein 2019, but when they visited the site to replace it, they discovered that theplaster from the ceiling was starting to fall. The park system will purchase a van and the Friends willoutfit it with flat-screen TVs, built-in cabinets and cooling systems toprotect the reptiles and insects on hot days. The Friends will be financing several other events, programs, scholarships and more throughout the year. Here are just a few of the 2020 expenses: “The trees are starting to age out of there, so the parksystem is trying to start to rotate some stock so they don’t all go out at thesame time,” she said. Additionally, cherry trees will be replaced at Holmdel Park.Wojciechowski said she has been told that Monmouth County is home to thesecond-largest display of cherry blossoms in the state of New Jersey. One oftheir goals for 2020 is to replace three cherry trees donated by the Stevensonfamily in town, to maintain the site. The Friends and the park system have various fundraising events throughout the year, but the Friends’ “biggest and newest” event was a wine and craft beer tasting Sept. 19 at Tatum Park. The group raised over $20,000 there, Wojciechowski said. “It really is a lot of fun and my board really works so hard on this. They really put so much effort into it. It really came together nicely,” she added. “It will be kind of like a bookmobile,” said Wojciechowski.“They will be able to take it out on the road to a school program or to afestival or a fair and open it up and have a mini environmental center therethat the naturalists will be able to use.” It will likely take about a year toget everything set up and running.last_img read more

first_imgThe Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) may seem a different subject than origin of life (OOL), but researchers in both depend on each other’s assumptions.  The common bond is illustrated in a SETI article on Space.com today.  Devon Burr of the SETI institute wrote an article not about intelligent aliens trying to broadcast signals to us, but about Saturn’s moon Titan, where no aliens are known to exist.  Let Burr explain the connection himself:As we search for extraterrestrial life, Earth in some sense always provides our framework.  The data indicate that life does in fact exist on this planet, and it existed here sometime before about 3.5 billion years ago (give or take a couple hundred million years).  However, thanks to plate tectonics and other pesky processes, we’re missing some critical information about this early time.  This includes information about how life got started on Earth.    Titan may come to our rescue….As many astrobiologists have asserted, Titan is supposed to resemble the early Earth in deep freeze.  The “chemical evolution” taking place there may provide clues to how life supposedly arose here out of a primitive soup.  Probably, it never got very far because of the cold on Titan, where water cannot exist as a liquid.  He mentions that a few astrobiologists still hold out hope that some kind of exotic life based on methane or ethane chemistry may have evolved there.  Still, it’s a long way to amphioxus as well as from it (02/23/2006), but that should not be a problem for natural selection, given enough time.    At the end of the article, Burr states, “continued spacecraft investigation of Titan may tell use about life on Earth in the ancient past.  In the exploration for life, Titan and Earth symbolize spatial and temporal symbiosis.”    The January 2007 issue of Sky and Telescope arrived on newsstands and contains a story that could be called the flip side of Burr’s interplanetary symbiosis.  Its provocative cover story is, “Is the Earth contagious?”  Selby Cull speculates about “reverse panspermia,” the idea that microbial life on Earth could have migrated to the other planets of our solar system – including Titan.  Large meteor impacts could have lofted material into orbit that eventually found its way to Mars, Europa or other planets or moons, complete with bacterial hitchhikers.  So even if future astronauts detect life on Titan, it might have a familiar genetic signature.    Selby Cull assumes that such a meteor impact wiped out the dinosaurs, clearing ecological niches for mammals – a claim that is highly controversial (10/24/2006).  So, for presenting that as fact, among other flights of fancy, he wins Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week for his ending lines: “If one day we find fossil bacteria on another world, will genetic testing be able to distinguish a citizen of Titan from an expatriate from Earth?  Depending on what we find, we may never be able to tell whether they are truly aliens or just exiled earthlings – displaced by the very catastrophe that made human life possible.”There is a continuum of belief from big bangers to astrobiologists to chemical evolutionists to Darwinian biologists to SETI researchers.  They are all blood brothers sharing a common mythology.  A phylogenetic search of the evolution memes show that astrobiologists and SETI enthusiasts and complete wackos spring from a common ancestor.  They will believe anything, make the wildest unsupported statements, and uniformly ignore evidence for design that stares them in the face.  Their eyes and ears appear to be tuned to mystical fantasies incomprehensible to reasonable humans.  Maybe they are from another planet.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Lastly, Irving, the dazzling Boston Celtics guard, can be found over at the YCL Covered Court in Quezon City. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES The Hyper Court app, which is powered by Google, features exclusive basketball content without the use of data. Through the app, Filipino hoopers instantly get their hands on videos of training routines.Nike on Friday also officially unveiled the five new-look basketball courts where players can get free content via Hyper Court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: LOOK: LeBron shouts out PH fans for sprawling mural in TaguigEach court features image of basketball superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving in stunning color. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Arturo Torres, a Dallas-based illustrator, created the artworks that can be found across four cities in Metro Manila.The Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig now shows a mural of James doing his signature dunk.DCIM100MEDIADJI_0105.JPGAt the nearby Ususan  Court also in Taguig is where Torres’ masterpiece of Bryant is laid out.In Makati at Comembo Covered Court lies an artwork of Durant while the design featuring his former teammate and reigning NBA MVP Westbrook brings the Scarlet Homes Covered Court in Parañaque to life. ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Ballers in Metro Manila can now easily access training drills to to raise their game to new heights with the Hyper court, a virtual basketball training tool.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThere was plenty of media coverage of Touch Football in the month of January, with stories about annual Knockouts, the announcement of the Bundaberg Cup, as well as upcoming events. To view the stories, please click on the links below. Coota Touch Hit MilestoneThis year’s Cootamundra touch football carnival’s being used as a warm up for the nationals.It’s expected more than 50 teams will take part this coming weekend.http://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n1/news/a/-/national/20624773/coota-touch-hit-milestone-video/ Touch returns to the fieldTouch football returns from its Christmas and new year break this week with competitions in Mudgee and Gulgong back on the field.http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/2046897/touch-returns-to-the-field/ Junior Touch Football gala dayhttp://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/2032294/junior-touch-football-gala-day/ Young Takes on Yass KnockoutOn January 25 and 26 a group of talented young ladies took on the Yass Touch Football Knockout without knowing what kind of competition they would be in for.http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story/2077305/young-takes-on-yass-knockout/?cs=1666 Yass KnockoutThe Yass Knockout pulled a huge crowd to Yass this Australia Day long weekend. Ninety eight teams came from across the country. One team was made up of players from England as well.http://www.yasstribune.com.au/story/1265250/gallery-yass-knockout/#slide=29 Inaugural Bundaberg CupThe inaugural Bundaberg Cup touch football tournament will be held in the city next Australia Day, Premier Campbell Newman has announced.http://www.news-mail.com.au/news/touch-boost-city/2150598/  Touch of genius: Johns returns for charity matchRugby league immortal Andrew Johns will make his return to the football field when he straps on the boots at the Auckland Nines next month.While Brad Fittler will make his comeback for the Sydney Roosters, Johns won’t be joining his beloved Newcastle Knights. The former Australian halfback will be the headline act in a charity touch football game between the Australian media and New Zealand media to be played in front of more than 40,000 fans at Eden Park.http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac;jsessionid=2F5A03E1CF87E033881394D52DFC2528?sy=afr&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=1month&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=brs&cls=18864&clsPage=1&docID=SMH140111F968Q4PDMM8 Talented all-rounder Tanisha in line for LogieTanisha Stanton knows one day she may have to make a choice between TV and sport.Until then the multitalented 18-year-old from Macquarie Hills is choosing both.http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2069880/talented-all-rounder-tanisha-in-line-for-logie/ Cash injection to help sport clubs grow gamesCommunity sporting groups will receive an operational funding boost of more than $330,000 when the ACT government’s Sports and Recreation Grants Program is announced on Wednesday.Touch Football ACT, a major benefactor of the funding increase, intends to start an inaugural women’s tournament to run in conjunction with a men’s rugby league competition, the George Tooke Shield.http://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/cash-injection-to-help-sport-clubs-grow-games-20140204-31zn1.htmlTouch football skills strong in this familyShelby Grainger’s Rookie of the Year award from the Port Macquarie Touch Football Association this year would have given mum Tammy deja vu.Tammy won the same award 30 years ago.http://www.portnews.com.au/story/2051422/touch-football-skills-strong-in-this-family/ Junior State Cup the biggest everPort Macquarie News, 05/02/2014PORT Macquarie will host the largest Junior State Cup in the history of the tournament next weekend.Some 326 teams have signed up to compete – a big difference from the previous year of 286 teams.Event manager Robert Summers said the growth in numbers was a huge compliment to the facilities available at Port Macquarie.This will be the second year the tournament will be held in Port Macquarie and Roberts said previously the event endured a drop in numbers when it was played at Wollongong.”It shows junior touch is growing and everyone is happy with the venue,” he said.”It comes down to everything, location, accommodation and the chance to get away to somewhere new.”While NSW Touch are extremely happy with more people playing the sport, the extra numbers will make it hard.”Port Macquarie has the rights to host the event in 2015 but is up for tender after that.Despite Port Macquarie obviously impressing organisers and competitors alike, Summers said the town was not a certainty at retaining the event.”Part of the attraction of the Junior State Cup for the players is visiting somewhere new,” he said. “The increase in numbers puts Port Macquarie in good stead but it’s an opportunity for them to get away somewhere new and play the game.”Summers said parking had been reviewed and with more players expected said there would be more space allocated.The Junior State Cup kicks off on Saturday February 15.If you see a story from your local area that you’d like to see on the Touch Football Australia website, please email [email protected] LinksTalking Touch – Januarylast_img read more

first_imgWillian enjoying Chelsea veteran roleby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Willian is enjoying his different role within the squad this season.The Brazilian is now one of the senior members of the team, given the youth injection from manager Frank Lampard this summer.And Willian is happy to pass on his knowledge to the youngsters. But he insists that he has a lot to offer on the pitch as well. More than anything, he is happy at the club.”I enjoy it a lot,” he said to the club’s website.”I enjoy myself, I enjoy it with my team-mates and I have pleasure to play with them and this is what I want – to have pleasure, play, enjoy myself on the pitch and get the results.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgQuadree henderson runs with the football during the Military Bowl.The Military Bowl is off to a rousing start on ESPN. Pitt’ freshman wide receiver Quadree Henderson took the opening kickoff at the goal line and jetted 100 yards for a touchdown, giving his team the early lead against Navy. Speed kills. Pitt starts the #MilitaryBowl with a 100-yd kick return for a TD. https://t.co/y7lkwyaK5S— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 28, 2015The touchdown is Henderson’s first kickoff return TD and the second for the Panthers this season. Navy has already tied the score, so it seems like Henderson’s touchdown will be the first of many scores in this contest.last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES — “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” worked its magic at the weekend box office and opened as the top film.The latest offering from the Harry Potter universe earned $62.2 million for Warner Bros. in the United States and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday.That fell short of the opening of the first film in the series, 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which debuted with $74 million in a similar November release and went on to earn $234 million in the U.S. and Canada.Last week’s top film, “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” was second with $38.1 million, bringing its domestic tally to $126 million for Universal after two weekends.“Bohemian Rhapsody” is still rocking, taking third place with $15.7 million for a total of $127 million.Andrew Dalton, The Associated Presslast_img read more