Anyone raising or interested in raising meat goats will find good information at theMiddle Georgia Goat Producers meeting Aug. 5 in Montezuma.Goats produce more income than more recognizable Georgia farm products, including oats,grapes and strawberries, according to the University of Georgia Extension Service.But the fledgling meat-goat industry is just getting organized. The new MGGP group istrying to help the business, which mainly attracts people with small farms.Morning Meeting in MontezumaThe Montezuma meeting will be at the Ladies Clubhouse across the tracks from RailroadStreet. It will begin at 9 a.m. and end by noon.To learn more about it, call Joe Oaks at (912) 472-7847 during the day or Bill Haas at(912) 987-1789 after 7 p.m.
FridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired. The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts. For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.SaturdayPattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road. Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free. For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.com Ocean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends. The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School. Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia. Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage. Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors. Leisure trail riding, group and private classes. All levels of riders welcome. Over 100 horses and ponies available. Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya. Free shuttle service available. For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: [email protected]:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am – 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors. Parents can sit at the bar and watch. New champions needed! Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur – signposted behind Phoenix Golf.3.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact Simon at [email protected] players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at X-zyte Sports Club on Third Road. We play 10-12am Sunday, Tuesday and Friday with a mix of mostly 50+ farangs and younger Thai’s.The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players. Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course. Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email [email protected] to be updated each week for the upcoming game.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School. Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games at every Sunday at 12 noon. New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game. For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact John at scrabbleking @yahoo.com or call 089-932-54332:00 p.m. The Pattaya Backgammon League (PBL) meets every Sunday at B.G. House & Restaurant @ 2 p.m. For further details phone 081 664 9085 or email [email protected] pattayabackgammonleague.com3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm. For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.Monday1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.3:15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 pm on Pattaya 3rd Road in front of the Buffalo Bar, opposite Soi Lengkee. The bus leaves at 3.30 pm sharp. More info at www.pattayah3.comTuesdayChess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club. All ages and abilities are welcome. 100 baht per person. Please email [email protected] to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.3.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact Simon at [email protected] pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting. No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: [email protected] (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday7:00 p.m. Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or [email protected]
Vancouver won’t care too much about playoff seeding. The first round opponent will be one of Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Jose. Of those, the Canucks would likely want to avoid the Sharks the most, followed by the Kings. Predicting where these teams will finish (one will finish third, with the others 7-9) is almost impossible at this stage. It will be interesting to see what happens in the last couple games of the season if the playoff picture solidifies much before then. IF THIS WERE A PLAYOFF GAMEA convincing win against a desperate team. The Canucks stepped it up a notch tonight and it showed. Vancouver is now 7-3 in its last 10 games when considering whether or not it “would have been” a playoff game. PARTING SHOTSIn-Arena Observation of the Night: For many reasons, this was the most fun I’ve had at Rogers Arena all season long. Mostly because of the score, the crowd was abuzz and happy for most of the second and third periods. It was a very good environment, lots of fun, and the crowd showed that when the team puts its best effort on the ice, the crowd will do the same in the stands.Looking ahead: The Canucks face the Calgary Flames tomorrow on Hockey Night in Canada. The Flames are desperate, and anything other than two points will officially eliminate them from playoff contention. While the Canucks played extremely well tonight, look for a classic Flames/Canucks game tomorrow. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.The Vancouver Canucks continued their late-season homestand on Friday night at Rogers Arena, as they hosted the Dallas Stars, currently embroiled in a dogfight with their Pacific Division brethren for three of the four remaining playoff berths. Vancouver rode the solid goaltending of surprise starter Cory Schneider, and saw the return of a killer instinct for goal scoring as they coasted to a 5-2 victory over the visitors.Henrik Sedin, who tallied three assists on the night, led the Canucks offensively. Max Lapierre, promoted to the “first” line with Henrik and Alex Burrows, also added three points, scoring a goal and two assists.Chris Higgins opened the scoring for Vancouver, beating Stars’ starting netminder Kari Lehtonen at 6:17 of the first period after some nice work down the wall and a good pass into the slot from Jannik Hansen. The first period was relatively even, but Schneider was forced to make a number of quality saves as Dallas outshot the Canucks 13-7. Media reports indicate that Daniel is progressing nicely and will likely be ready for the playoffs. This is great news, however, with concussions, things can change instantly and he could suffer a setback at any time. It looked like AV was trying to get the top unit out against Steve Ott’s line in the third, and it paid off with two goals. Henrik’s play on the Burrows goal was tremendous, as he held the puck on the right wall, faked a pass back to the point, and put the puck to the net where Burrows buried it. Vintage Sedin. After giving up the tying goal to Stars’ dynamic forward Steve Ott just after the intermission, the Canucks were the better team in the second period, buoyed by a couple of power plays. The Canucks were able to move the puck reasonably well on those power plays, and were rewarded late in the second one on a goal by Sami Salo, as he blasted it by a screened Lehtonen. The Canucks took command of the game give minutes later, as Henrik found unlikely goal scorer Andrew Alberts creeping in from the point. Alberts’ shot deflected off Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas and past Lehtonen for what was eventually the game-winning goal. This second period was atypical for the Canucks, as they outshot the Stars 20-13.The Canucks put the clamp down on Dallas in the third period, only allowing four shots from the allegedly desperate visitors. Honestly, as a Canucks supporter, it was refreshing to be in the rink for something more than a one-goal game. The Canucks were able to score twice on their seven shots in the final stanza, Burrows and Lapierre adding the icing on the cake. Jake Dowell beat Schneider in garbage time with less than three minutes remaining.Before the game, coach Alain Vigneault again tweaked his lines in an effort to source more offense for his club. Lapierre was the prime beneficiary, who slotted in with Henrik and Burrows as AV reunited two-thirds of his top scoring line. Mason Raymond was put back down on the second unit with Kesler and Booth, the third line was left unchanged, and the fourth line ran with Malhotra centering Weise and Kassian. The tinkering clearly worked, as Henrik seemingly found his game and made a big difference offensively.Overall, this was a tremendous performance by the Canucks. They really limited Dallas’ scoring chances throughout the game, and in a familiar story, the goaltender was there to shut the door when required (most notably, midway through the second period, Schneider made a huge save against Loui Eriksson on a two on one with the game tied at one and the Canucks on their first power play). The Canucks, playing without Daniel Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, and Roberto Luongo, stuck to their game plan and it is continuing to work. There wasn’t a huge difference in their play tonight as opposed to other recent efforts, other than the fact that they got a few bounces tonight, pucks came to them as opposed to away, and they were able to get a few past the other goaltender. GAME OBSERVATIONS The impact of the two goal lead (or better) is immense on the team’s ice time. The extra cushion allows AV to roll his four lines and three D pairings more consistently. Tonight, no forwards saw less than 10 or more than 20 minutes of ice. As the team’s prime concern right now is managing minutes and avoiding injury, this is huge. Lapierre looked great playing up with Sedin and Burrows. The finish on his goal was world class, as he took his time and snapped a wrist shot into the top corner. The goal came against Stars’ backup Richard Bachman, who replaced Lehtonen midway through the third period (likely to rest him as Dallas plays another important game Saturday night). With their fifth straight win, the Canucks are in a great position to overtake St. Louis for the Western Conference title. They sit one point back of the Blues with four games to play. Vancouver will play four games against non-playoff teams (Calgary twice, Anaheim, Edmonton), while St. Louis finishes with tougher tests against Detroit, Phoenix, Dallas, and Columbus. The Canucks must beat St. Louis in points, as the Blues will win a tiebreaker between the teams. The Canucks D pairings were Hamhuis-Tanev, Edler-Gragnani, and Salo-Alberts, and all were extremely effective. The defense did a better job again of stepping up and now allowing easy access into the zone. Salo and Alberts were on the ice for the Ott goal and didn’t look good, allowed Ott unencumbered access to the font of the net, but otherwise, the entire team was good. Bieksa sat out his second straight game with an undisclosed injury. I’m doubtful the injury is serious, but it is mildly concerning. It’s comforting knowing that the team is being extremely conservative on these matters at this stage of the year, and Canucks’ brass hasn’t indicated that there’s any risk that Bieksa won’t be available come playoff time. Alberts made up for it by scoring only his second goal of the year. I keep saying it, but I really like the element he adds to the back end. For the most part, he’s been very good when inserted into the lineup in the last couple of months.
The Mount Sentinel Wildcats look to play their best volleyball of the season as the South Slocan school hosts the BC High School A Girl’s Championships through Saturday at the Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.The Wildcats are seeded eighth entering the 16-team tournament, but have few of key players returning to action this weekend.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Cats as Team of the Week. The team includes, Leanne Kabatoff, Maya Mierau, Samantha Shkuratoff, Lauren Spurge, Simone Chernoff, Victoria Peebles, Teya Makortoff, Kalina Spurge and coach Joe Moreira.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google Maps has added a new feature: search transit directions by types of transit and time spent outside. Want to take the light rail and not the bus? Willing to take a longer route if it means fewer transfers and time spent outside in the cold? Google will now oblige. More data equals more choices and for Google to have taken the time to index all the more types of public transit is a real service to transit riders. Expect more details in a future announcement from the company, but check out the screenshot below. The new feature is live now.Google Transit launched just over 3 years ago and became a layer overlay option in Google Maps for 50 cities around the world 2 years ago this Friday. 448 cities in total around the world make their information available for Google Transit to search. Many of those cities include listings from multiple agencies, but for all Google’s desire for other people to open their data, the company’s prohibition of automated extraction of data from pages like the list of Transit cities makes it difficult to discern patterns in the service’s global extraction. That’s frustrating. marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Google#web
La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’1.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 A preseason brawl between La Salle and Far Eastern University may have fanned the animosity between the two powerhouse squads, but Green Archers coach Aldin Ayo would rather have his players deal with the absence of their main man.Ben Mbala, last season’s Most Valuable Player, won’t see action with the defending champion Archers when Season 80 of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament fires off this weekend.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games “Our team caught a lot of people by surprise,” said Sandy Arespacochaga, deputy of Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. “We did well so it’s also a challenge for us to be consistent.”For University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol, the challenge is dealing with the absence of key recruits Ibrahim Quattara and Rob Ricafort, who were declared ineligible Monday, just hours before the league’s press conference at Mall of Asia Arena.“We don’t know yet how our team will look like,” said Perasol, noting UP will appeal the league’s decision that his players need to serve one more year of residency.The season kicks off with University of the East and National U battling at 2 p.m. this Saturday at MoA Arena, followed by the 4 p.m. clash between Ateneo and Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “It’s a big test playing without Ben,” Ayo said of his Cameroonian center, who may miss two games as he plays for his national team in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket. “But we don’t rely on one player only, we rely on our system.”Ayo, as well as new FEU coach Olsen Racela, said their teams had moved on from last week’s invitational game that resulted in an ugly free-for-all in Davao City. It’s the second straight year the two schools figured in a preseason altercation.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 shutout“What I always preach and tell my players in basketball or in life is not to dwell on the past—move forward, be mindful of the present,” said Racela.All’s well between coaches Aldin Ayo of La Salle (left) and Olsen Racela of Far Eastern U after a recent offseason brawl among their players in Davao City. —Sherwin VardeleonThe Archers and the Tamaraws stand as favorites this season along with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, who reached the finals last year despite the graduation of several veterans. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension So beats Colombian; Sadorra loses MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters 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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Lakers: Zubac shot 9 for 10. … The Lakers had lost three of four, so this meant a lot. … Los Angeles improved to 5-6 on the road vs. the Western Conference. … Tyson Chandler, who had been questionable with back spasms after he missed Sunday’s game against Memphis, returned and played 15-plus minutes.Warriors: Iguodala reached double figures for the fourth time this season. … Curry and Draymond Green each picked up two early fouls, and Green fouled out with 5:36 left. He was limited to four points, five assists and five rebounds.UP NEXTLakers: At Sacramento on Thursday.Warriors: Host Portland on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 25: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball while being closely guarded by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of their NBA Basketball game at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2018 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James prides himself in his durability, being available night after night, game after grueling game.That’s why the Lakers star is so mad he got hurt.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? He is scheduled for an MRI exam Wednesday and coach Luke Walton is preparing to be without James on Thursday night in Sacramento.James has played in 156 straight games overall and 116 in the regular season. And he’s not about to guess whether he will have to miss time.Stephen Curry made consecutive 3s shortly after James exited, and the Warriors got within 78-76 at the 2:48 mark of the third — but Kyle Kuzma and the persistent Lakers stayed at it every possession. Curry wound up with 15 points but the home fans had seen enough well before the final buzzer and headed out for the rest of Christmas.“They played like they had nothing to lose. They played like they had a free swing,” Curry said. “Everybody who touched the ball was aggressive. They just had a different look in their eye and we weren’t able to match that. They went out and won the game, that’s basically it.”Kuzma contributed 19 points with a pretty baseline 3 late, Ivica Zubac had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo 15 points and 10 assists off the bench as the Lakers snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home floor since a 118-115 overtime win Dec. 22, 2012. Los Angeles also ended a seven-game skid overall in the rivalry with its first win in the series since March 6, 2016.ADVERTISEMENT James made it look easy early on shooting over Jonas Jerebko and Kevon Looney. James hit a turnaround jumper at the 4:39 mark of the second quarter to put the Lakers ahead 52-37 and L.A. led 65-50 at the break.It was James’ second straight Christmas game at Oracle Arena after playing here with the Cavaliers last year and losing 99-92.Walton — a former Warriors top assistant and dear friend of Steve Kerr — got some time with his Hall of Fame dad, Bill, before the game and a few moments to catch up with Curry and share holiday greetings in the hallway after the two-time MVP’s warmup routine.Kevin Durant, playing on a tender left ankle, had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Andre Iguodala came off the bench and made his initial five shots and 7 of 9 by halftime on the way to a season-high 23 points while also handling some of the load defending James.Golden State shot just 9 for 36 from deep, Curry going 2 of 8 and Durant 3 for 8.MCGEE’s RING DELAYEDLakers center JaVale McGee was still sick with a respiratory infection and missed his fifth straight game, didn’t travel and missed his scheduled moment to receive his championship ring. That will now happen Feb. 2 when the Lakers return to Oracle Arena.McGee was one of three big men who rotated in Steve Kerr’s rotation on the way to a repeat title.“I’m happy for JaVale. He’s getting more of a chance to play with the Lakers than he did with us,” Kerr said. “We had a lot of centers play a really important role for us the last couple of years. He was fantastic and we loved having him here. Wish he was here and that we could give him his ring today, but we’ll do it next time. Very happy for him and his success this year.”TIP-INS LeBron James leaves game vs Warriors with strained left groin Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting King James’ 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout of the Golden State Warriors.“I take a lot of pride in it,” James said of always playing. “That’s why it (angered me) not to be able to go back into the game. It’s more than anything being available to my teammates, being available to my coaching staff. That’s something I take more personal than anything. Hopefully it’s not a long thing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefJames grabbed at his left groin area with 7:51 left in the third after slipping under the Warriors’ basket while trying for a loose ball. He tried to stretch it out, awkwardly walked toward the Lakers bench trying to loosen up before leaving on his own though gingerly out the tunnel for the locker room.“I wasn’t able to go back into the game, obviously. I’ll get an MRI tomorrow and see what’s up,” James said. “With me with injuries, I’m never too concerned about them. I was able to walk off on my own power. I felt a pop, see if I could stretch it a few times, see if it would relieve but it didn’t. … I did a couple exercises to see if I could continue to go but I didn’t feel like it would benefit my team or me. So I came back and got a jump start on the rehab.” Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments
Congratulations to the award recipients at the 2012 New South Wales Touch Association Blues Dinner.Affiliate of the YearSouthern SunsGriffith Touch AssociationSydney RebelsBankstown Jets Touch AssociationSydney MetsPenrith Touch AssociationSydney ScorpionsNorthern Suburbs Touch AssociationHunter Western HornetsDubbo Touch Association Northern EaglesArmidale Touch AssociationNSWTA Affiliate of the Year Dubbo Touch AssociationAdministrator of the Year Southern SunsNick Altin (Griffith Touch Association)Sydney RebelsJohn Ryan (Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)Sydney MetsMargaret Thornton (Penrith Touch Association)Sydney ScorpionsSue Jones (Manly Warringah Touch Association)Hunter Western HornetsShane Hayne (Berkeley Vale Touch Association)Northern EaglesPeta Devine (Gunnedah Touch Association)NSWTA Administrator of the Year Nick Altin (Griffith Touch Association)The ‘Matthew Medal’ – Referee of the YearDavid Baggio (Wagga Wagga Touch Association)Selector of the YearBarry Gibson (Manly Warringah Touch Association)Junior Coach of the YearBelinda Caruso (Wallsend Touch Association)Coach of the YearWade Jenkins (Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)NSWTA Region of the YearHunter Western HornetsSenior Female Player of the YearAnnette Mounsey (Wollongong Touch Association)Senior Male Player of the YearGarry Sonda (Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)Junior Female Player of the YearLaura Peattie (Manly Warringah Touch Association)Junior Male Player of the YearJosh Rozairo (Bankstown Touch Association)Female Player of the YearLouise Winchester (Canterbury Bankstown Touch Association)Male Player of the YearDylan Hennessey (Hornsby Touch Association)Stay tuned to www.nswtouch.com.au for all of the latest stories from the 2012 NSWTA Blues Dinner and the NSWTA YouTube channel for all of the highlights – www.youtube.com/nswta. Related LinksNSWTA Award Recipients
MONTREAL – The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec has signed a deal to acquire a significant minority stake in Hyperion Insurance Group.Under the agreement, the Caisse says it will invest more than US$400 million in the company as a long-term growth partner.Hyperion is an international insurance group including broker divisions Howden and RKH and underwriting division Dual.The transaction is subject to regulatory consents.The Caisse joins investment firm General Atlantic as a partner in Hyperion.Management and employees will remain the largest shareholder group.
TORONTO — Home prices across the country are expected to rise in 2019, but only at a moderate pace compared with recent years, according to two of Canada’s largest residential real estate brokerages. In its annual report, Royal LePage says it’s anticipating the national median home price will increase by 1.2 per cent in 2019.Prices in Toronto and the surrounding areas are expected to rise 1.3 per cent to $854,552, while homes in Greater Vancouver are forecast to increase by just 0.6 per cent to $1.29 million, according to the annual outlook by the firm.Royal LePage says home prices in Montreal and the nearby region are expected to see the largest rise out of Canada’s biggest cities, with home prices anticipated to jump three per cent to $421,306 in 2019.In a separate report also released today, Re/Max says it expects average home sale prices to go up by 1.7 per cent in the new year.It also anticipates housing markets across the country will stabilize as Canadians feel a bigger impact from higher interest rates. The Canadian Press