Amid continuing concern for journalists’ safety, EPP guerrillas claim bombing of radio station

first_imgNews RSF_en Follow the news on Paraguay February 14, 2020 Find out more ParaguayAmericas Reporter killed in ambush after police protection withdrawn Receive email alerts ParaguayAmericas Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguay February 10, 2017 Find out morecenter_img News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders joins the Paraguayan Journalists’ Union (SPP) in demanding justice and protection for the journalists who were the target of a bomb attack by two gunmen last week in the northern department of Concepción, and for all other journalists working in high-risk regions like Concepción.Claiming to be members of the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP), the two gunmen left three bombs inside Guyra Campana, a privately-owned radio in the town of Horqueta on the evening of 4 October. Two of them exploded, causing serious damage and forcing the station off the air. Police defused the third after it failed to go off. “During a visit in 2011, we saw the degree to which journalists in this region are isolated and exposed to danger from both the drug cartels and the EPP”, Reporters Without Borders said. “Effective security provisions need to be prepared in coordination with media organizations so that journalists can go about their work without fearing reprisals and without having to censor themselves.”The organization added: “Is it prudent for media that are so exposed to be broadcasting the government’s offers of rewards for information leading to the arrest of EPP members? It renders these media liable for the safety of their personnel.”Guyra Campana owner and manager César Rojas said two men arrived on motorcycles and stormed into the radio station at around 9 p.m. as presenter Teresa Fleitas was ending a programme. Brandishing automatic firearms, they ordered all the staff to leave the station so that they could “blow it up”.They also announced that three journalists – presenters Juan Benitez and Maria Victoria Piccardo and Rojas’s son, Freddy Rojas, the daily ABC Color’s regional correspondent – would be killed for repeatedly criticizing the EPP, and they left a communiqué “for the journalists of Concepción and Horqueta,” accusing the media of waging a campaign to smear the EPP.Launched in 2008, the EPP claims to be a guerrilla organization that supports the cause of agrarian reform but its methods – which include kidnapping and extortion – resemble those of organized crime.Reporters Without Borders has been told that the radio station was quickly given protection after the attack and its installations are being repaired.Political tension since last June’s parliamentary coup against President Fernando Lugo combined with the continuing violent crime are taking their toll on journalists. The level of fear is especially high among the many community radio stations in rural areas. October 8, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Amid continuing concern for journalists’ safety, EPP guerrillas claim bombing of radio station to go further News News Organisation October 20, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

LA Jazz Quartet Plays Jazz Vespers at All Saints Church

first_img Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Sunday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. in the Church. All Saints kicks off its new year of Jazz Vespers with the LA Jazz Quartet, made up of saxophonist Chuck Manning, guitarist Larry Koonse, drummer Kendell Kay, and bassist Darek Oles.Child care is provided. Guests would like to use the elevator for accessibility, please arrive five minutes early. For more information contact Melissa Hayes at (626) 583-2725.All Saints Church, 132 N Euclid Ave  Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit Â www.allsaints-pas.org EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Top of the News Subscribe Religious Music LA Jazz Quartet Plays Jazz Vespers at All Saints Church Article and Photo courtesy of All Saints Church, Pasadena Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 4:04 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Luiz set for record PSG switch

first_img Press Association Press Association Sport understands Brazil international Luiz is close to a move to Paris for a fee which would be a world record for a defender. Meanwhile, Lampard, who is 36 in June, appeared on the Premier League’s list of released players alongside striker Samuel Eto’o and left-back Ashley Cole as their contracts expire on June 30. Chelsea defender David Luiz was on Friday night on the verge of a £50million move to Paris St-Germain as uncertainty continued to surround the future of record goalscorer Frank Lampard. Lampard’s appearance on the list does not mean his departure is inevitable, although Chelsea are still to clarify if the midfielder, who moved to Stamford Bridge in June 2001, will stay or move on. Cole has suggested he is likely to leave Chelsea, while Eto’o is poised to move on at the end of his one-season deal. Lampard has scored a club record 209 Chelsea goals in 646 appearances since his switch from West Ham, including the two goals at Bolton which secured the 2004/2005 Premier League title. That was Chelsea’s first championship for 50 years and began the most successful period in the club’s history. Eto’o netted 12 times in 35 appearances last term following his move from Anzhi Makhachkala. Cole has hinted his future lies away from Stamford Bridge after eight years after falling down the pecking order this term. The former Arsenal left-back, who retired from England duty after winning 107 caps but being overlooked for the World Cup squad, has been linked with moves abroad and to Manchester United and Liverpool. Goalkeepers Mark Schwarzer and Henrique Hilario also appear on the list – a Premier League requirement – alongside youngsters Sam Hutchinson and Milan Lalkovic. Luiz’s departure after three-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge is close, with PSG in advanced negotiations after appearing to beat Barcelona and Bayern Munich to his signature. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea from Benfica in January 2011 and has two years remaining on his five-and-a-half-year deal. Luiz has made 143 appearances, 34 of them last season, scoring 12 goals. He was primarily used in defensive midfield by Jose Mourinho after being unable to break up the central defensive partnership of John Terry and Gary Cahill. Luiz, who played against PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals for Chelsea, has two years remaining on the deal signed when he moved to Stamford Bridge and his likely sale represents a healthy profit. The funds would be used to reinvest in the squad, with Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa reportedly the number one target. last_img read more

Jones’ 2 HRs lead Pirates past Dodgers 11-5

first_imgOn a day when the weather was more like a typical Southern California day in early April than one in Pittsburgh—sunshine, temperatures in the mid 70s—the Pirates played more like the two-time defending NL West champion Dodgers and vice versa.The Pirates, coming off a record-setting 17th consecutive losing season, won on opening day for the fourth season in a row as Ryan Doumit added a three-run homer in the eighth off reliever George Sherrill. Doumit also doubled and scored twice.Jones’ two-run drive estimated at 456 feet bounced into the Allegheny River beyond the right-field stands following Akinori Iwamura’s leadoff walk in the first. Jones followed that with an opposite-field shot off Vicente Padilla that found the front row of left-field stands, putting Pittsburgh up 3-2.The Pirates were forced to yank starter Zach Duke in the fifth after only 79 pitches because they are batting the pitcher eighth, and Duke was due up with a one in and the bases loaded.Duke (1-0) gave up two runs on seven hits over five innings.The Pirates have cut payroll—again—since then, and their estimated $34 million in salaries are at their lowest level since the bargain-basement $10 million team of 1997. Their payroll is about that of 1992, when the Pirates last had a winning record and won their division.The crowd of 39,024 was the fourth largest at PNC Park. ROCK SOLID—Andrew McCutchen was honored before the Pirates home opener as he was named the Baseball America 2009 Rookie of the Year. With McCutchen are general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell. by Alan RobinsonAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP)—If only every day could be opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.Garrett Jones homered in his first two at-bats, pinch-hitter Ryan Church doubled home three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates started the new season the way they wound down 2009 by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-5 on Monday.last_img read more

Here is why gold medallist boxer Anant Chopade is working in a farm!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Facebook/TOI/eSakalAdvertisement 8gf9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsall5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2aq7o( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1nul4Would you ever consider trying this?😱3efo8aCan your students do this? 🌚8a4v5Roller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has taken sportspersons and athletes away from their natural habitats of tournaments and training grounds to being locked down in their homes. In the meantime, they have been picking up new hobbies, working out indoors or taking to social media to get in touch with their fans. However, Anant Chopade’s story is a bit different. The gold medallist international boxer is spending his lock down days toiling at his 2-acre farm in his home!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Facebook/TOI/eSakalAnant Chopade hails from the village of Sawna, Buldhana District of Maharashtra. The younger Son of Pralhad Chopade, who is a small farmer by profession, is now helping out his father on the field, during his time away from the boxing ring.“I have been working at the farm for more than two months. I have never stayed away from the boxing ring for this long since I made my debut in junior section… boxing action should start soon,” Anant spoke to Times of India.Advertisement The 22 year old pugilist won his gold at the 23rd President’s Cup in Indonesia last year. Competing in the 52 kg category, he secured a 5-0 victory over Afghanistan’s Rahmani Ramish in the final.In 2018, Anant landed a job in the Indian Railways, the same year when he won a silver in the Nationals. Being a vital member of the national camp since his first bronze all the way back in 2016, the past two months have been the longest Anant has spent with his family, and also, away from the ring.Advertisement The Shiv Chhatrapati honoree had qualified for the national camp trials, which was supposed to be held in March, but faced cancellation on the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. However, Anant is positive of making the cut of the ‘select’ boxers BFI is enlisting for the planned boxing camp in Patiala in the near future.“Nothing is guaranteed, but I’m positive about being called for the camp,” the youngster continued, “all credit goes to my coach in Akola Satish Chandra Bhat. During my early days he nurtured me like his own son. Maharashtra Boxing Association (MBA) secretary Rakesh Tiwari is the other one who always supported me.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Misbah-ul-Haq says Babar Azam close to being in same class as Virat KohliHarbhajan Singh says ‘ready to play’ international after four-year hiatus Advertisementlast_img read more

Top-class investment expertise

first_imgThere is a wealth of world-class expertise that will guide an investor through the process of registering a business in South Africa. Legal, management, banking and accounting firms are supported by chambers of commerce, embassies and government offices.Legal firmsA range of major legal firms offer useful information and can advise the foreign investor in all aspects of their business in South Africa:Werksmans Attorneys: www.werksmans.co.za.Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS), Africa’s largest law firm:www.ens.co.zaNorton Rose Fulbright, a top 10 global legal practice: www.nortonrose.comCliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, affiliated with DLA Piper: www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.comWebber Wentzel Bowens, in association with Linklaters: www.webberwentzel.com.Bowman Gilfillan: www.bowman.co.zaLarge accounting firmsThe following is a list of the major accounting firms in South Africa:BDO Spencer Steward: www.bdo.co.zaDeloitte & Touche: www.deloitte.com/zaErnst & Young: www.ey.com/zaGrant Thornton Kessel Feinstein: www.gt.co.zaKPMG: www.kpmg.com/zaPKF South Africa: www.pkf.co.zaPrice Waterhouse Coopers: SekelaXabiso: www.sekelaxabiso.co.zaThe South African Institute of Chartered Accountants has a full directory of members: www.saica.co.za.Chambers of commerceThere are numerous regional and city-specific chambers of commerce that will support international investors throughout South Africa.South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry: www.sacci.org.zaDurban Chamber of Commerce & Industry: www.durbanchamber.co.zaCape Chamber of Commerce & Industry: www.capechamber.co.zaJohannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry: www.jcci.co.zaRead more: South African business chambersBanksSouth Africa has a sophisticated and well-regulated banking sector. Many banks are subsidiaries of international conglomerates while local bank often have an international presence. These are all able to offer the foreign investor expert advice on all aspects of doing business in South Africa. Many have global offices and divisions dedicated to assisting companies and individuals to trade in South Africa.The South African Reserve Bank keeps an up-to-date list of registered banks and representative offices. See www.resbank.co.zaThe Bank Monitor – an independent guide to banking services in South Africa.Read more: Banks and foreign exchange in SABusiness information servicesDepartment of Trade Industry – provides a list of information services and links on doing business in South Africa.Website: www.dti.gov.zaFrontier Market Network – company news, business leads and analysis. It also incorporates TradeInvest South Africa, which gives members access to a range of business and investment opportunities specific to their industry and region of interest.Website: www.frontiermarketnetwork.com and www.tradeinvestsa.co.zaMbendi – a business trade information site that helps business people to identify and research business opportunities in the country and industry sectors of their choice.Website: www.mbendi.co.zaSAinfo reporterReviewed: 13 May 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Mac Daddy Windows

first_imgI took the opportunity to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to tour the Marvin Windows factory recently. After spending the weekend with my buddy Michael Anschel in Minneapolis (don’t miss our upcoming presentation at ACI in Austin—North vs. South, A Building Science Smackdown), I met up with my Atlanta contingent at the Marvin company plane for the short flight to the booming metropolis of Warroad, Minn.—population 1722, six miles from Canada.Reasonably green without the hard sellInstead of an explicitly green message, we got a soft-sell overview of Marvin’s product and corporate culture. They build quality products that are energy efficient, durable, resource efficient, and time tested. The factory looks, as I expected, like a huge wood shop—a combination of traditional tools and lots of new high-tech computerized equipment and systems. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to use our cameras in the factory, so you will have to suffer through my explanations.One of my two favorite things was an automatic trolley system, kind of like San Francisco’s cable cars. An under-floor track runs continuously around the entire floor at slow speed. Carts are hooked in with magnetic sensors that tell the track system which way to flip railroad-like switches to send the carts full of products to their next location. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Marvin makes their own finger-jointed stock from #2 pine using a sophisticated scanner that, in a matter of seconds, looks at each board; finds knots, warps, and other defects; decides where to make each cut to maximize the value of the material; labels each piece for its best use; and determines a dollar value for the entire piece.The central dust collection system, sealed with regular old cloth duct tape, provides a constant supply of turkey bedding that Marvin sells to local farmers. Their own scrap wood augments purchased wood chips to fuel their wood boiler for plant heating. They recycle plastic, bottles, cans, aluminum, and cut-down defective parts into smaller pieces to minimize waste. I am told that all their wood is SFI certified, and FSC is available as an option. A recent development includes etching the order number into the window glass, making it easy to order replacement parts if damage occurs after installation.The tour itself was pretty amazing. We walked around workers doing their regular jobs, machines running, wood stacked to the ceiling all around us. Workers basically ignored us, but were friendly and answered questions when asked. I suppose that they quickly get used to having tourists walking through every day. No one seemed overly enthusiastic nor unhappy. Not only was it not sanitized, it seemed on the verge of being dangerous. We were pretty close to some big machines that could cause some serious damage if someone got tangled in them. I could imagine other companies requiring visitors to sign long liability waivers beforehand, but we were pretty much allowed to wander around within view of our tour guide.I was very impressed with the overall company culture and Marvin’s devotion to the small community where the family has lived for over 100 years. Being family owned, Marvin does not have the same pressures of a publicly held company to manipulate earnings to boost their stock price. Consequently, they have not had any layoffs in the current downturn. In fact, we saw employees on scaffolding vacuuming the bar joists, something that hasn’t been done in over five years. The family is also very committed to Warroad. They have built a library, a pool, a hockey rink, and an impressive elderly living community that would be the envy of any city. Their corporate fleet of four turboprops runs daily flights to and from Minneapolis at a modest cost to anyone, with all the fees donated to community groups such as the fire department or library. College scholarships are available to local students based on their community involvement. After a 1961 fire that destroyed the Marvin factory, the company had appealing offers to relocate from Warroad, but they chose to rebuild in their hometown.It occurred to me that this must be one seriously profitable company, considering all the money they spend on the community, the money they spend on bringing thousands of people up to tour their factory each year, and their reputation for a very high-quality product. I was expecting an elitist attitude, but found quite the opposite. Looking through the local phone book, I found the president’s home number and address listedToo good to be true?Being a natural-born cynic, I always look for the dark underbelly of an organization, but I wasn’t able to find one here. What’s a curmudgeon to do? Have no fear, I have at least a few minor complaints to make. The last part of our tour was to the round-top window area, where they have sophisticated computer-controlled routers that cut and shape various arches and ellipses, all out of large chunks of lumber. Talk about some serious waste! If I ever considered round-tops before, I would now recommend against them from a resource point of view. Another pet peeve of mine is the number of choices available. I have never been a big fan of unlimited selections, and that is just what Marvin has. If you want it, they will make it. A recent article in the New York Times discussed a study that determined that people buy less when they have too many options. Apparently, it hasn’t hurt Marvin, but it sure gives me a headache.I would like to see Marvin move up to even higher-performance windows, similar to companies like Serious Energy. Because Marvin is a conservative organization, I can see where they might hesitate to jump into brand-new technologies until they are comfortable with their durability.Finally, if we consider social justice as a part of green building (a favorite subject of Mr. Anschel’s), Marvin scores pretty high. The company’s investments in their town and in fair worker treatment are good for society as well as their business, aligning their bottom line with the community as a whole.last_img read more

Knee pain

first_imgDefinition Knee pain is a common symptom in people of all ages. It may start suddenly, often after an injury or exercise. Knee pain may also began as a mild discomfort, then slowly worsen.Alternative NamesPain – kneeCommon CausesSimple causes of knee pain often clear up on their own with self care. Being overweight can put you at greater risk for knee problems.Knee pain can be caused by:Anterior knee painArthritis — including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and goutBakers cyst — a fluid-filled swelling behind the knee that may occur with swelling (inflammation) from other causes, like arthritisBursitis — inflammation from repeated pressure on the knee, such as kneeling for long periods of time, overuse, or injuryConnective tissue disorders such as lupusDislocation of the kneecapIliotibial band syndrome — a hip disorder from injury to the thick band that runs from your hip to the outside of your kneeInfection in the jointKnee injuries — an anterior cruciate ligament injury or medial collateral ligament injury may cause bleeding into your knee, which makes the pain worseOsgood-Schlatter diseaseTendinitis — a pain in the front of your knee that gets worse when going up and down stairs or inclinesTorn cartilage (a meniscus tear) — pain felt on the inside or outside of the knee jointTorn ligament (ACL tear) — leads to pain and instability of the kneeStrain or sprain — minor injuries to the ligaments caused by sudden or unnatural twistingLess common conditions that can lead to knee pain include bone tumors.advertisementHome CareFor knee pain that has just started:Rest and avoid activities that aggravate your pain, especially weight bearing activities.Apply ice. First, apply it every hour for up to 15 minutes. After the first day, apply it at least four times per day.Keep your knee raised as much as possible to bring any swelling down.Wear an ace bandage or elastic sleeve, which you can buy at most pharmacies. This may reduce swelling and provide support.Take acetaminophen for pain or ibuprofen for pain and swelling.Sleep with a pillow underneath or between your knees.For knee pain related to overuse or physical activity:Always warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings.Avoid running straight down hills — walk down instead.Bicycle or swim instead of run.Reduce the amount of exercise you do.Run on a smooth, soft surface, such as a track, instead of on cement.Lose weight if you are overweight. Every pound that you are overweight puts about 5 extra pounds of pressure on your knee cap when you go up and down stairs. Ask your health care provider for help losing weight.If you have flat feet, try special shoe inserts and arch supports (orthotics).Make sure your running shoes are made well, fit well, and have good cushioning.Tips to relieve knee bursitis pain:Use ice three to four times a day for the first 2 or 3 days. Cover your knee with a towel and place ice on it for 15 minutes. Do not fall asleep while using ice. You can leave it on too long and get frostbite.Try not to stand for long periods of time. If you must stand, do so on a soft, cushioned surface. Stand with an equal amount of weight on each leg.When you sleep, do not lie on the side that has bursitis. Place a pillow between your knees when you lie on your side to help decrease your pain.Wear flat shoes that are cushioned and comfortable.If you are overweight, losing weight may help.Call your health care provider ifCall your doctor if:You cannot bear weight on your kneeYou have severe pain, even when not bearing weightYour knee buckles, clicks, or locksYour knee is deformed or misshapenYou have a fever, redness or warmth around the knee, or significant swellingYou have pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, or bluish discoloration in the calf below the sore kneeYou still have pain after 3 days of home treatmentWhat to expect at your health care providers officeYour health care provider will perform a physical examination, with careful attention to your knees, hips, legs, and other joints.To help diagnose the cause of the problem, your health care provider will ask medical history questions, such as:When did your knee first begin to hurt?Have you had knee pain before? What was the cause?How long has this episode of knee pain lasted?Do you feel the pain all the time, or off and on?Are both knees affected?Is the pain in your entire knee or one location, like the kneecap, outer or inner edge, or below the knee?Is the pain severe?Can you stand or walk?Have you had an injury or accident involving the knee?Have you overused the leg? Describe your usual activities and exercise routine.What home treatments have you tried? Have they helped?Do you have other symptoms, such as pain in your hip, pain down your leg or calf, knee swelling, swelling in your calf or leg, or fever?The following tests may be done:advertisementJoint fluid culture (fluid taken from the knee and examined under a microscope)MRI of the knee if a ligament or meniscus tear is suspectedX-ray of the kneeYour doctor may inject a steroid into the knee to reduce pain and inflammation.You may need to learn stretching and strengthening exercises and podiatrist (to be fitted for orthotics).In some cases, you may need surgery.PreventionReferencesFrontera WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2008:section 7.Honkamp NJ, Shen W, Okeke N, Ferretti M, Fu FH. Knee: Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the adult. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23, section D.Huddleston JI, Goodman SB. Hip and knee pain. In: Firestein GS, Budd RC, Harris ED Jr, et al, eds. Kelleys Textbook of Rheumatology. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 42.Review Date:11/9/2012Reviewed By:A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang. Previouly reviewed by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery (6/4/2011).last_img read more

2013 Queensland Junior State Championships

first_imgRepresentative teams from across Queensland will converge on the Cyril Connell fields in Rockhampton this weekend for the 2013 Queensland Junior State Championships. 36 teams from Queensland’s six regions will compete in the 12’s, 14’s and 16’s Boys and Girls divisions. The event will commence on Friday, 30 August, with round games to be played on Friday and Saturday, before finals are played on Sunday. The South Queensland Sharks will be hoping to take out back-to-back state champions region titles this year, following winning four titles in 2012. The weekend will also be used as a selection event for the 12’s state merit teams as well as Queensland’s 14’s and 16’s representative teams who will travel to Melbourne in December for their annual high performance tour. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the weekend, please visit the Queensland Touch Football website – www.qldtouch.com.au. Related LinksQLD Jnr State Champslast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea defender Luiz: Brighton win showed our spirit

first_imgChelsea defender Luiz: Brighton win showed our spiritby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz says Sunday’s win over Brighton showed the club’s spirit.The Blues went up 2-0 before Solly March’s second-half goal made for a nervy finish.And Luiz thinks it was a display of courage to take all three points.”It was a big win and good for us to get another three points,’ said the Brazilian. “Normally when you don’t kill the game in the Premier League the other team believes until the end. Brighton were trying to play more long balls and get fouls to put the ball in the box. I think they only had one shot on goal so it wasn’t a difficult game mentally, it was more about the spirit.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more