Ever thought you were tired after a match? After 40 minutes of the preliminary final, scores were tired and the Womens A division teams went into a drop-off. 32 minutes later the winning touch down was scored! Check out the following match report from Karratha Touch in Western Australia… PRELININARY FINAL PRODUCES TOUCH GAME OF THE SEASON: With scores level at the final siren and the deciding ‘drop off’ lasting a staggering 32 minutes, Karratha’s Womens A Division preliminary final produced Karratha’s touch football game of the season last Wednesday. In what was one of the most competitive and exciting games seen in Karratha, Minxes defeated Rene Team (5-4) with Tammy Rhodes from Minxes breaking through to score the winning touch down. “The Karratha Touch Association are looking into whether any records were broken regarding how long the drop off went for,” said President of the Karratha Touch Association, Karen Davy. “It was very exciting watching two teams who had just completed a very competitive game go back out onto the field to battle it out until one team scored. “You can definitely say that at the end of the game we had some very exhausted players,” said Karen. Minxes were elated with the win having narrowly missed out on last year’s grand final when they were ironically eliminated by Rene Team. Minxes will now take on the women’s touch league minor premiers, Jatz. In the Womens B Division preliminary final, 110% defeated Ditz Chicks. The Mens A Division preliminary final was also a close game with Odds Sods defeating Lost Causes 7 – 6. A touch down after the half time siren, and another well timed touch down on the full time siren, pushed Skilled over the line (4 – 3) against Wannabz in the B Division. Skilled will play Go Easy in the grand final. The Karratha Touch Association encourages all players to come down to the Bulgarra Oval and cheer on the players competing in the grand final games tonight. A raffle will be drawn which includes a weekend getaway package to the Karratha International Hotel. The Karratha Touch Association thanks Hamersley Iron and the Water Corporation in sponsoring their fundraising efforts to send teams to the State Touch Titles being held in Perth in March 2005.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Nuno Gomes: These 2 starlets can match Atlético Madrid whiz Joao Felixby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePortugal great Nuno Gomes has no doubts about the future of Atlético Madrid starlet Joao Felix.Felix left Benfica this summer for Atletico in a €120m deal.“Joao Felix is a craque,” said Gomes. “He is young and has time to improve even more and win the Ballon d’Or,”Gomes was also asked who will be the next star players to emerge from Portugal.He added: “There are two that are above the others and that may look alike, Fábio Silva (FC Porto) and Tiago Dantas (Benfica).” read more
CALGARY — Ensign Energy Services Inc. says it will take control of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. after acquiring a majority of the company’s shares by its Tuesday deadline.The Calgary-based drilling company says 56.38 per cent of Trinidad shares have been tendered. The 154.1 million shares are in addition to the 26.9 million it also owns, raising its stake in Trinidad to 66.18 per cent.Each Trinidad shareholder will receive by Thursday $1.68 per share for a total of about $470 million, with the offer price representing a 17.2 per cent premium over the all-share proposal by Precision Drilling Corp., the largest driller in Canada.With all conditions of its offer satisfied or waived, Ensign has extended the deadline until Dec. 10 for Trinidad shareholders who have not done so to tender their shares.Ensign had given Trinidad shareholders less time to consider its hostile takeover bid by pushing its offer deadline ahead of a planned Dec. 11 meeting where Trinidad shareholders will vote on the merger with Precision.If that meeting isn’t cancelled, Ensign says it will use its majority to vote down that offer from Precision. Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:ESI, TSX:TDG, TSX:PD)The Canadian Press read more
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John announced that a number of vacancies in senior management positions have been filled over the past few days.Moira Green, who has served as Director of Strategic Services for the past 4 years, was appointed the City’s new General Manager of Community Services. Green will be filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Wally Ferris.After almost 29 years, the City’s Director of Protective Services Jim Rogers has announced his retirement, which will take effect September 1st. Deputy Fire Chief Darrell Blades has been named the City’s new Director of Public Safety, which is a new position similar to the one being vacated by Rogers. The City explained that Blades will also continue to serve in his current role of Deputy Fire Chief. Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said that in order to facilitate the change, Fire Chief Fred Burrows will no longer report to the Director of Public Safety, and instead will report directly to Corporate Services G.M. David Joy.“I am excited for the fresh ideas and unique insight these individuals bring to the table. Additionally, I would like to thank Jim for everything that he has done for the City of Fort St. John and wish him the best in whatever the future brings,” said Dianne Hunter, City Manager. “Congratulations on a great career Jim.”With 23 years of service for the City of Fort St. John in the role of Planner and Project Coordinator, Jennifer Decker will be moving into the new role of Manager of Economic Development. Lastly, Director of Public Works and Utilities Ramesh Ummat will be moving into the Director of Planning and Engineering position.“The ability to fill the various vacancies internally is a testament to the talented individuals we employ, strong internal training and development program, and excellent succession planning,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman. read more
Source: Basketball-Reference.com 2018Conf. semifinals Game 4, conf. finals Games 1-2519.263 Get into a close game with the Golden State Warriors, and more often than not, they are going to beat you. Since Steve Kerr was hired prior to the 2014-15 campaign, the Warriors have amassed a record of 108-46 in games that entered clutch time1Defined by NBA.com as a game where the score was within 5 points at any time during the last five minutes. during the regular season; heading into Game 3 against the Rockets, they had a 24-11 record in such games during the playoffs — a record that included wins over Houston in Games 1 and 2 of the teams’ ongoing second-round series.In Game 3, though, the Warriors ultimately came up short — much like Stephen Curry’s late-game dunk attempt. They fell to the Rockets by a final score of 126-121 and saw their series lead cut in half. Of course, the Warriors may not have lost had they not wound up in clutch time in the first place. A key reason they did: The Rockets won the 3-point battle against the Warriors for the third consecutive game, nailing 18 triples to the Warriors’ 14. This is — to put it plainly — not a common occurrence.Golden State has now played 92 playoff games during the Kerr era, and this is the first time that a single playoff opponent has made more 3-point shots than the Warriors in three consecutive games.2The only time Golden State had been out-shot from the 3-point line in three consecutive games against any playoff opponent prior to this was in Game 6 against the Clippers and the first two games of this series. In other words, they have now made fewer 3-point shots than their opponent in four consecutive playoff games. But the Warriors are as subject to the same vagaries of 3-point shooting as any other team. Their winning percentage has fallen off sharply in both the regular season and postseason based on which team made more 3-point shots during the game. They’re now just 12-12 in playoff games under Kerr when their opponent made more 3-point shots.The Warriors didn’t even shoot all that badly from the 3-point line on Saturday night. Their 14-of-33 clip would yield a good enough conversion rate (.424) to be the best in the league nearly every year. You know who did shoot really badly from three, though? Curry. And not for the first time in this series.Curry is widely (and rightly) considered the best shooter in the history of the game, but he is ice cold right now. After shooting a combined 6 of 23 from 3-point range during the first two games of this battle, he clanged his way to a 2 of 9 deep shooting night in Game 3, making him 8 of 32 on triples during the second round. That .250 conversion rate on threes is wildly out of character for Curry. Among all nonoverlapping three-game stretches of Curry’s entire playoff career, his 3-point percentage in Games 1-3 against Houston is the third-lowest.3Determined using a three-game rolling average. Curry has now played in 99 playoff games, so there are 97 potential three-game samples here. And this is the third-worst of those 97. And as cold as Curry was from the outside, he was not much better inside in Game 3. After blowing two late-game finishes inside the paint — including the aforementioned embarrassing missed dunk attempt with 20 seconds left in overtime — Steph finished the game having made just five of his 14 2-point attempts, a .357 rate. He had shot worse than that on 2-pointers in just eight of the 47 previous postseason contests in which he attempted 10 shots or more from inside the arc.Making matters worse is the ruthlessness with which the Rockets are targeting him on the opposite end of the floor. During the regular season, opponents used the man Curry was guarding as the screener in a pick and roll 202 times in 69 games, according to Second Spectrum tracking data. That’s an average of about 2.9 per game. Borrowing a strategy the Cleveland Cavaliers used to perfection during their 2016 NBA Finals upset of the Warriors, the Rockets have used Curry’s man as the screener for James Harden an incredible 58 times through the first three games of this series, or 19.3 per game.The Warriors have studiously avoided switching those pick and rolls in order to prevent Curry from having to defend Harden in isolation. They have often contorted themselves to avoid such a situation, having Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala completely abandon other Rockets on the floor in order to ensure that they, and not Curry, pick up Harden for the ensuing isolation play. Despite not often generating the preferred matchup out of a switch, those plays have still worked out extremely well for the Rockets, who have scored 1.14 points per play when they’ve had Curry’s man set the screen for Harden.In Games 1 and 2, Green, Iguodala and Kevin Durant did just enough heavy lifting to push the Warriors over the top despite Curry’s muted performances, leading Golden State to two wins by a total of 10 points. Green recorded a triple-double and Durant poured in 46 points in Game 3, but it wasn’t enough. Given how well the Rockets are playing right now, it might not be enough in future games, either. The Warriors need their other MVP back in peak form.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 2015Conf. finals Game 5, NBA Finals Games 1-2732.219 Curry has gone ice coldThe worst non-overlapping three-game stretches of three-point shooting for Steph Curry in the playoffs 2016Conf. finals Games 3-5829.276 2019Conf. semifinals Games 1-3832.250 Year3P3PA3P % 2015Conf. semifinals Games 2-4830.267 2013Conf. semifinals Games 6-7, Round 1 Game 1 (2014)521.238 read more
Pep Guardiola was close to replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as the new Manchester United manager in 2013, reckons Jordi CruyffThe Catalan had been on a sabbatical over the course of the 2012/13 season after leaving Barcelona as the most successful manager in their history with 14 trophies over his four-year spell in charge.Guardiola was looking for a return to management for the 2013 /14 football season with Cruyff, the son the legendary Dutchman Johan Cruyff, convinced that the former Barcelona coach was close to replacing the retiring Ferguson before United eventually appointed David Moyes for the post.“I’ve always felt, not now but before Guardiola went to Bayern Munich, I always felt there was a chance that Manchester United had the chance to go for it,” said the Maccabi Tel Aviv coach, as reported on Sky Sports.“I think there was a moment where things were lined up, it was there, but Man Utd chose someone else, I’m talking many years ago, and he took a different way.“I think he would have suited a club like Man Utd many years before. I’m not talking this era, not now, I’m talking like five or six years ago I think.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“There was a moment where things were aligned, that was the moment, and United took a different path.”Cruyff, who will leave his role as the Tel Aviv head coach at the end of the season, believes that everything was already laid out for Guardiola when he arrived at Manchester City, thanks to the efforts of CEO Ferran Soriano and sporting director Txiki Begiristain, who he had worked with at Barcelona.“Everyone is talking about Man City, but people shouldn’t forget that Guardiola kind of came to a warm bath. The main point for him was that for him at City there was Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, who worked with him at Barcelona in a successful period.“So Guardiola came, the club knew his way of thinking, and he knew their way of thinking. Obviously, they are on one line from the start. Guardiola arrived at a place where they both knew how things functioned.”Guardiola eventually signed for Bayern Munich in January 2013 to replace Jupp Heynckes, who was at the time in his third spell in charge of the club. read more
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly planning a deal with Bordeaux to sign Malcom this summer.The Brazil international star, Malcolm has been linked with a move to the Premier League and having clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal showing interest in the player.There also other Europe’s top clubs including Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich who were also thought to have Malcom in their list of targets, however, Malcom stayed put in France until at least the end of the season.Pochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.Although the linkings in the 21-year-old has subsided for most clubs that were reported to be in the chase for him, The Mirror reports via Sportsmole says that Spurs remain very interested in the forward.Negotiation for a deal is still ongoing between the two clubs as they look to reach to an agreement over a fee for the Brazilian before the end of the transfer window.However, Inter Milan has been eyeing Malcom and Spurs may face competition for his signature. read more