Internationals bid for team title

first_img12 Aug 2015 Internationals bid for team title Internationals Bronte Law, Meghan MacLaren and Gemma Clews will represent England in the team event at next week’s British women’s stroke play championship at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds.  The championship starts on Wednesday, August 19, and the team award will be decided over the first two rounds, with the best two scores counting in each. The players: Bronte Law, 20, (Bramhall) is currently ranked fifth in the world and recently retained her English women’s title, winning the championship by 16 shots. She was the bronze medallist at last year’s World Amateur Team Championship. Meghan MacLaren, 21, (Wellingborough) is the defending British stroke play champion and has also held the Irish stroke play title and had seven victories on the US college circuit. Gemma Clews, 20, (Delamere Forest) has a perfect record of five wins from five international matches played this year and has had top ten finishes in the English women’s amateur and Irish stroke play. (Image © Leaderboard Photography). The reserves are India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) and Inci Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey).last_img read more

Despite Coronavirus, here are the sports leagues still going on!

first_imgImage Courtesy: iStockAdvertisement bbyvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1xWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Et( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5nmWould you ever consider trying this?😱8wCan your students do this? 🌚fbxRoller skating! Powered by Firework The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has caused a number of major sporting events and tournaments to be cancelled or postponed. Many players have been reported having a positive test, and travel restrictions across the globe has taken a major hit at many major fixtures in the world of sports. Despite all the hurdles, some leagues are still continuing on with their schedule, with necessary precautions in place. Below here are the major sporting events are still on the run in spite of the virus spread.Advertisement Image Courtesy: iStockAlthough the major and top tier leagues from some of the the following sports categories have seen postponement or cancellation, here are some who are still continuing.Football:Australia will go ahead with their top tier football competition, the A-League as planned. Although, four matches of the coming weeks have been postponed- Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix, Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix, Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory. But, the rest of the matches are planned to continue without spectators.Advertisement The Copa America, South America’s premier football competition is still not on hold despite the major halting in Europe. The 2020 season is scheduled to kick off from June 12 and will run till July 12 as Argentina and Colombia are the hosts. However, speculations are going on that Copa America may also face cancellation due to the coronavirus outbreak, but there has not been any statement from CONMEBOL yet.Argentina’s nascent premier cup competition Copa de la Superliga will see its second season to go as planned, which started from 13th March and will see its closure on 31st May.Advertisement The 2020 season of Australian Football League (AFP), the country and world’s only professional Australian rules football championship is planned to kick off from 19th March, but the governing body AFL Commission has decided to cut short the tournament from 22 rounds to 17, along with all starting matches to happen behind closed doors.Cricket:The upcoming 2020 Men’s T20 World Cup in October has remained unchanged, as ICC recently confirmed. However, closed monitoring and plans for necessary precautionary measures are on the table.Olympics:As the whole world is looking forward to the biggest sporting event of this year, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as of now is planned to go ahead smoothly from its inaugural date of 24th July in the capital of Japan. However, the iconic torch handover ceremony is to be done in an empty stadium in Athens on 19th March, as the historical torch lighting ceremony was conducted behind closed doors in Olympia.Rugby:Although several major rugby events such as the PRO14, Betfred Super League and some fixtures of the Six Nations tournament were met with cancellation, the 2020 National Rugby League (NRL) of Australia is scheduled to continue forward ahead of its first week.Mixed Martial Arts:The UFC Fight Night 170 event, a lightweight bout between Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira was conducted as a behind closed doors event at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson arena in Brasília, Brazil.The UFC Fight Night 171, which was supposed to be held on 21st March at the The O2 Arena in London, has now met with a postponement after a travel ban in the country due to the coronavirus outbreak. Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards will now take each other in a different arena, with speculations going on as USA being the possible relocated venue.Snooker:The 2020 World Snooker Championship is scheduled to inaugurate on 18th April at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England as planned. Although the tournament venue saw a temporary closure today, the theatre officially released a statement that they will reopen before the flagship snooker event begins next month.Horse Racing:Like Football and Rugby, Australia has not put up any suspension on its horse racing events. However, all races in Victoria until 13th April are to be held behind closed doors, as officially stated by Racing Victoria yesterday.The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will also continue its races for March as planned, but all events in England, Scotland and Wales of this month are to happen without spectators.Also read-All the sports, leagues and promotions that have been suspended due to Conoravirus Advertisementlast_img read more

Sea Bright Restaurant Owner Sues Mayor and Council

first_imgBy John Burton |SEA BRIGHT — The owner of Tommy’s Tavern + Tap has issues with the Sea Bright mayor and governing body and is taking them to court.The limited liability companies, 1030 Partners and 1030 Liquor Partners, that own and operate Tommy’s Tavern + Tap, 1030 Ocean Ave., and their managing partner, Thomas Bonfiglio, have filed a lawsuit naming Sea Bright, its mayor, Dina Long, and the six-member Borough Council as defendants. The suit raises a series of allegations against the elected officials charging they acted in an untoward and arbitrary manner concerning the popular restaurant, hobbling its ability to maximize its business potential.In an interview with The Two River Times this week, Bonfiglio said of the elected officials, “They make decisions, they don’t realize this is a business and there are consequences…They shoot from the hip.”The civil suit, filed by Freehold lawyer Robert Munoz on July 5, lays out a series of eight complaints brought against the officials. The plaintiffs maintain the existing municipal noise ordinance is “arbitrary, unreasonable, and capricious,” also alleging it is in violation of the state noise control act. The suit alleges the existing local ordinance “is overly inclusive, overly vague, and fails to specify the activity that it seeks to prohibit.” The governing body, by its actions, the court filing alleges, has infringed upon Bonfiglio’s civil rights, having “deprived Plaintiffs of their equal protection and due process, and the privileges secured by the laws and Constitution of this State…” namely by instilling restrictions that the suit argues have impeded Tommy’s Tavern + Tap.Another count alleges borough officials violated the state Open Public Meetings Act. That state law requires, in part, that most official actions be done in public after officials have duly advertised and provided adequate public notices of their intentions. Bonfiglio and his attorney maintain elected officials had communicated among themselves via phone calls, texts and emails around the time of May 19 regarding Tommy’s ongoing application before the borough land use board for expanding the restaurant’s use. That constituted an “intent to act as a unit,” among the elected officials, without informing the public, the complaint charged.“What I take exception to is the colluding,” on the part of Mayor Long and the Borough Council, Bonfiglio alleged.Bonfiglio opened Tommy’s two years ago, rebuilding on the site of the former borough post office and adjacent property which had had a gas station operating on it, both of which had been severely damaged by Super Storm Sandy in October 2012. Since opening, the location has proven to be increasingly popular. So much so that Bonfiglio sought to include additional seating at the back of the restaurant, on property backing up to the Shrewsbury River, and offer such attractions as music, bocce ball and cornhole tossing games on the site. Bonfiglio wound up squaring off with the borough combined Planning/Zoning Board, as well as facing opposition from residents of the neighboring Nautilus Condominiums and a Rumson homeowner over noise concerns.The Land Use Board in May approved an amended plan, which included no outdoor speakers or live music or entertainment but permitted outdoor dining overlooking the river.Since then, the Borough Council revised and approved its noise ordinance in an attempt to clarify the permitted from the excessive. Officials had sought to strike a balance between the number of entertainment destinations, most rebuilt and expanded since Sandy, and to accommodate residential locations in the borough’s downtown commercial district that for a number of sites sit right next to bars and restaurants operating into the late evening or early morning.Bonfiglio said this week that the elected officials are singling out his business, especially with the new noise ordinance and other conditions. “I think they’re trying to see how far they can push me,” he said. The complaint noted the location’s liquor license renewal was subject to additional restrictions, too. Those restrictions included restricting the sale and service of alcohol in the outdoor area after 10 p.m.“They’re not used to someone pushing back,” he said of the council.Borough attorney Roger J. McLaughlin, who is representing the mayor and council on this matter, did not respond to phone calls seeking comment.Borough Councilman Marc Leckstein drafted the noise ordinance adopted by the council. In response to some of the suit’s contentions, Leckstein said, “I can empathically say that the noise ordinance was not directed toward Tommy’s or any single establishment,” but to address concerns regarding all of businesses.Mayor Dina Long declined to comment directly on the suit on advice of the lawyer. “The one thing I would say,” she said, “it’s unfortunate that Mr. Bonfiglio chose to bring a lawsuit that’s going to cost our taxpayers when he could have initiated a conversation.”This article was first published in the July 13-20, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Why Hustlers Succeed

first_imgHustlers succeed where others fail. There are a few difference that make the difference in their results, all of which are worth noting (and emulating).Not LazyHustlers aren’t lazy. They don’t try to avoid work or working. They don’t try to hide from the tasks and outcomes they need to produce in order to move things forward. They aren’t always looking for ways to take it easy. They don’t sit in front of the television (or any other screen) avoiding what they should be doing.When hustlers do relax and kick back, they meticulously schedule it and avoid working, knowing that the hustle gives them the freedom to get away from work when they need to.Hustlers are never lazy.Always Taking ActionA hustler has a strong bias for action. The reason hustlers succeed where others fail is that they take more action, more deliberately, over a longer period of time. This strong bias for action let’s a hustler stack outcome on top of outcome, producing more results than those who wait and wonder what to do next.Results are produced by action. Hustlers count outcomes, not hours. They keep moving.No Fear of FailureHustlers don’t fear failure. The hustler is very different from the non-hustler when it comes to failing.The non-hustler sees failure as something negative, something bad, something to be avoided. The non-hustler is prone to believing that the event we call failure is really an identity, that it is something they will become when they fail.The hustler sees failure as a learning process. Because the hustler takes action without the fear of failure, they have the benefit of gaining experience and feedback. Failure equals learning. Ask any entrepreneur what they learned from their failures and they’ll recite a long list of their real life experiences and the lessons they learned.The reason hustlers succeed where others fail has nothing to do with how smart they are, how well or poorly educated they are, or the resources they were or were not born with. The belief that they succeeded because of one of these factors is terribly unhealthy and debilitating.Hustlers succeed because they aren’t lazy and they don’t seek comfort. They succeed because they are always taking action. And they succeed because their failures don’t prevent them from taking future actions.QuestionsWhat work are you avoiding?What actions should you be taking right now?Are you taking enough action deliberately to produce your best results?How do you define “failure?” What transforms the word failure from an event to an identity?last_img read more

IPL 2016: MS Dhoni’s Pune Supergiants rise up to the occasion

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni is often labeled as lucky but it can’t be just sheer luck which makes him win games on such a regular basis. It doesn’t matter whether Dhoni is playing for a champion side from the south of India where he is regarded as an idol or for a team which was formed just about two months back, the script remains the same.For the first time in nine years, Dhoni turned out for a side other than the Chennai Super Kings but it didn’t seem to have made any difference as he marshaled his troops in such a way that debutants Rising Pune Supergiants thrashed defending champions Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets in a completely one-sided opening match of the Indian Premier League on Saturday night at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. (Also Read: Ajinkya Rahane, bowlers help Rising Pune Supergiants thrash Mumbai Indians)Batting first, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals and were restricted to 121 for 8 in 20 overs. Harbhajan Singh (45 not out) was the top scorer for the home side. In reply, riding on Ajinkya Rahane’s unbeaten 66, Pune chased down the target comfortably posting 126 for 1 in 14.4 overs.It is not easy for any team to beat the Mumbai Indians in their own den let alone a side which got together a few days ago for the first time to prepare for the 51-day mega-event. But Dhoni along with coach Stephen Fleming seemed to have cracked the code on how to build a side in a couple of days and start the campaign with a big win under their belt.advertisementNobody knew what to expect from Pune beforehand, but with India’s most successful captain at the helm of affairs, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they functioned like a well-oiled machine and registered a resounding win against a well-established side. (Also read: MS Dhoni prefers the new Ashwin over his old warhorse)On paper Pune are a very strong team with the likes of Steve Smith, Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Marsh, Faf du Plessis, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane in their lineup. These are individuals who are proven match-winners and can single-handedly turn a game in their favor but to bring them together and make them play as a unit requires a special effort as was brilliantly showcased by Dhoni from behind the stumps.Twenty20 cricket is an unpredictable format and no team must be judged on the basis of one performance. But after what happened at the Wankhede it should be fare to say that Rising Pune Supergiants cannot be taken lightly as long as ‘Captain Cool’ is calling the shots.last_img read more

NTL Referee Coach Appointments 2016-2017

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) has undertaken the process of Referee Coach Appointments for the 2016 and 2017 National Touch League. TFA concurrently have been undertaking a review and update of our Referee Coach pathway and education in alignment with the introduction of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) FTEM framework of athlete development – www.ausport.gov.au/ftem. TFA have aligned this framework in both our coach, referee and athlete development programs. This specifically commenced with the Foundation Referee Coach Course which was piloted late in October and December 2015, and will continue into the Talent, Elite and Mastery areas in 2016.The appointment process included and expression of interest and ranking assessment, followed by a suitability interview. The process highlighted the following findings: – The process unearthed new talent to support the direction of renewal in the referee coaching area.– The separate functions of Upgrade and Appointment are still relevant at the NTL, but the refereecoaching within those functions also need to mirror the requirement, and the expectations communicated to the referees in either category. – Clear and direct organisation communication promoting a unified message in relation to expectations is paramount to the success of the discipline.– An improved approach to coaching appointments is required and committed to by the coaching group. This will result in less games for coaches to improve quality of feedback, more resources to improve coverage and pathway of the coaching and/or coaching to suit the purpose/goals of the referees.– The behaviour and conduct, and expectations of all members of the contingent must be set to reflect that of a national event. – To supplement the requirements of referees and assist with self and peer analysis we will look to identify and allocate referee mentors (injured, retired, or international referees) to events.TFA congratulate the following individuals who have been appointed to the Referee Coaching Panel for the 2016 and 2017 National Touch League. Related Files2016-17_ntl_coach_appointment_-_roles_and_responsibilities-pdfRelated LinksNTL Referee Coacheslast_img read more

10 months agoShaw: I hope Man Utd fans enjoyed Cardiff win as much as players

first_imgShaw: I hope Man Utd fans enjoyed Cardiff win as much as playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United fullback Luke Shaw admits the players are buzzing after their 5-1 win at Cardiff City.Shaw was buoyant after his team rewarded the travelling fans.“The goals we scored were magnificent,” he reflected to reporters.“Marcus Rashford’s free-kick, the first goal, sort of helped to settle the nerves and then we carried on from there. When Cardiff scored, we didn’t change anything, we kept going, and that third goal was amazing. It was an amazing team goal.”The fans are always really good, no matter where we go or what the result is. They’ve always been with us throughout the whole 90 minutes and hopefully they enjoyed the game as much as we did.”The most important thing is we got the three points and obviously we look forward now to the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea assistant coach Cudicini pleased for Morata after FA Cup brace

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant coach Cudicini pleased for Morata after FA Cup braceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini was full of praise for Alvaro Morata after their 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Morata scored twice as FA Cup holders Chelsea advanced with a 2-0 third-round win over Forest at Stamford Bridge.”I think Alvaro played an important part in today’s performance, he was very good in terms of working for the team, offensively but mainly defensively,” said Cudicini. “It was very important for him to score two goals which can only be good for his confidence. We are all pleased with his performance but we were even when he didn’t score in previous games so hopefully it will be good for his morale that he scored, and hopefully he will be more free in his mind.”Gianfranco Zola mentioned in the press conference before the match that for a striker it’s difficult when you go through a spell when you don’t score many goals, so his body language was a bit down, but in training he’s working very hard and we all knew that sooner or later he would be able to turn the corner and start scoring goals. Thankfully he did it today, it was very important because we really care about this competition and we want to do well.” last_img read more

a month agoJake Cain pens Liverpool pro terms

first_imgJake Cain pens Liverpool pro termsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJake Cain has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool.The 18-year-old midfielder is part o the U18s and the club’s UEFA Youth League squad.Cain has been lauded for his creative ability and eye for goal, which has seen him bag three goals for this season already.The Wigan native has been with the Reds since the age of nine. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder says Fleck’s Scotland call-up much deserved

first_imgSheffield Utd boss Wilder says Fleck’s Scotland call-up much deservedby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder says John Fleck’s Scotland call-up is much deserved.The 28-year-old has been called up to the squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Russia and San Marino and has not yet been capped for the senior side, despite previously playing four times at U21 level.”John has come back very strong and positive in his performances,” said Wilder.”Hopefully with just a little bit more belief and confidence, playing in the Premier League week in week out and playing at international level as well. “From my opinion he thoroughly deserves his call-up. He’s been outstanding… every level that he has played at he has embraced and moved forward.”It’s a great reward for him and hopefully he can go and do himself justice when he goes up the road.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more