Bob Dowling Oval will host the event, which includes over 70 teams competing across 10 divisions.These divisions include: Men’s Open’s, 35’s, 40’s, 45’s and 50’s, Women’s Open’s, 20’s, 40’s, Mixed Open and Senior’s Mixed.The Wallsend Wolves will look to claim an impressive fifth successive Club Championship, and their eleventh overall, in 2009.The Central Coast Dolphins will be looking to win their sixth title in seven years in the Men’s Open division, while last year’s Women’s Open winners the Wollongong Devils wont be back to retain their title. For more information, please go the NSW Country Championships website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-855-0-0-0
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd captain Ashley Young: We must build on Cardiff winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United captain Ashley Young says they must build on victory at Cardiff City.Young captained United in the ruthless win in South Wales as goals from Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and a brace from Jesse Lingard sent the Reds’ fans home happy in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game as caretaker boss. “We are delighted [with the win],” he said. “The way we went about our job from minute one to the 90th-minute was fantastic and the only disappointment was conceding the goal, but we take the positives from today’s game and build on from here.“The fans have been fantastic all season whether we have won, lost or drawn, they have always been behind us. There are always going to be times when they are not going to be happy when we are not winning, that’s obvious. Today they were brilliant from the warm-ups to when we left the pitch.”We want to keep those performances up for them, the staff, the players and keep building on what we showed. We have lots of games coming up over the Christmas period and it is about recovering in the right way and we just have to concentrate on each game coming up and not look too far ahead.”
Man Utd boss Solskjaer fears Liverpool could be last gameby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears a heavy defeat in their next game at home to Liverpool could see him lose his job.Solskjaer has described it as the “perfect game” for United after the international break following the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years.However, it is understood the 46-year-old is concerned that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will come under huge pressure to sack him if United lose heavily to table-topping Liverpool at Old Trafford a week on Sunday, says the Daily Mail.Liverpool are on a run of 17 league wins in a row.United’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield last December sealed Jose Mourinho’s fate, and an embarrassing repeat could put Solskjaer’s future in doubt. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
EDMONTON – Foresters and provincial officials are burning tens of thousands of trees east of Jasper National Park to try to slow the spread of mountain pine beetles.“There’s a lot more activity in the Edson-Hinton region, higher than past years, as we deal with some of this immigration that’s occurring,” said Mike Underschulz of Alberta Agriculture.The province expects to cut and burn up to 90,000 trees killed by the beetles this year throughout the province, Underschulz said. Fully half of them will be in the Edson-Hinton region, where smoke from the burning obscured parts of the Yellowhead Highway earlier this week.The area has seen a huge influx of the pests from the park. Beetle infestation in Jasper is considered rampant and uncontrollable, and foresters along its edge saw a tenfold increase in the problem in just months last year.“We’re trying to limit the damage,” Underschulz said. “We’re trying to buy some time.”Down the road, he’s hoping for a serious cold snap early in the winter to ultimately bring beetle numbers down.Richard Briand of West Fraser Timber (TSX:WFT) says the company has moved crews from other areas of its lease to deal with infected trees near Hinton.He said West Fraser has had to change its long-term plans because of damage from the beetles.“The concentration of our logging around the community of Hinton is higher because that’s were the beetle is today. As we’re controlling it through our logging, we go to where the beetle is and that’s been around the town of Hinton.”Underschulz said the province is spending up to $20 million this year to burn and remove trees killed by the bugs.The good news has been that crews are finding fewer new trees have been attacked than previously feared. That’s allowed them to work close to the park boundary in an effort to reduce beetle numbers.Underschulz said even without control programs, it will take years for the pine beetles to march their way across the province in significant numbers, especially because the makeup of the forest changes.However, the Edson-Hinton region is likely to remain a hot spot for a while because of the vast reservoir of beetles within the park.“We’re trying to keep the populations at bay as much as we can while the inflight from Jasper persists.”
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Two unreleased, collectible rap albums may go up for auction following the criminal conviction of the albums’ owner, pharmaceutical company investor Martin Shkreli.Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud on Friday. He owns an unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album and claims to own an unreleased Lil Wayne album. Both could be auctioned by the government since Shkreli has to forfeit more than $7.3 million in a brokerage account and personal assets.Prosecutors say the forfeiture order requires Shkreli to say if he’s still in possession of the albums — or has proceeds from their sales — by Thursday.Jeff Gold, the owner of music collectibles store Recordmecca, says the value of the albums have decreased since being in Shkreli’s hands.
WASHINGTON — Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market.The justices are hearing arguments Monday in Apple’s effort to end an antitrust lawsuit that could force the iPhone maker to cut the 30 per cent commission it charges software developers whose apps are sold exclusively through Apple’s App Store. A judge could triple the compensation to consumers under antitrust law if Apple ultimately loses the lawsuit.Apple says it doesn’t own the apps or sell them. That’s the responsibility of software developers.But the lawsuit says the Cupertino, California-based company exerts control over the process, including a requirement that prices end in 99 cents. And iPhone apps are only available through the App Store.Mark Sherman, The Associated Press
London’s Gatwick Airport has been shut down while officials urgently investigate reports that two drones were flying above the airfield.The airport suspended all flights late Wednesday, causing severe disruptions just days before Christmas during one of the heaviest travel times of the year.Gatwick advised travellers via Twitter to check flights scheduled for Thursday before heading to the airport. It also advised anyone planning to pick up arriving passengers to check first.Gatwick says in a statement that it apologizes for the inconvenience but must place safety first. It is a major airport south of London.There have been occasional reports of drones nearly hitting commercial airliners in the London area in recent years.The Associated Press
New York: Former India opener and chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth loves the fact that current captain Virat Kohli never shies away from taking responsibility, which is a hallmark of a good leader. Srikkanth, a key member of the 1983 World cup winning team, who was also the head of selection committee during the 2011 triumph feels that Kohli’s aggression complemented by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calm will again bring back the World Cup. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “We have a fantastic leader in Virat Kohli, who leads by example. A good thing about him is he takes up responsibility. So King Kohli will do it (again) along with the cool cucumber Dhoni,” Srikkanth told PTI during an interaction. Srikkanth seemed pretty happy with the composition of the 15-member squad for the World cup, which he believes has all the ingredients to emerge victors. “It’s a superb combination of exuberance, passion, calmness together. The Indian team should not put any pressure on itself and play with a sense of self-belief.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Srikkanth, who was also a chairman of selectors for the 2011 World Cup winning squad said all great Indian cricketers is defined by one characteristic trait. “If you talk about self-belief, one thinks of Kapil Dev, for passion, it is Sachin Tendulkar, talk about exuberance and aggression, think of Virat Kohli and talk about calmness and determination, one thinks of M S Dhoni.” The former Indian captain was present at an event arranged by ICC Cricket for Good in collaboration with UNICEF called #OneDay4Children. The initiative will use the influence and reach of the cricket World Cup to help children learn, play and be healthy. The money raised will support UNICEF’s work for children in cricket playing nations across the world. #OneDay4Children ambassador Nasser Hussain and England all-rounder Chris Woakes launched the tournament-wide campaign last week. There will be activities for children throughout all 48 matches of the world cup, peaking with a day of celebration during the England vs India game on June 30 at Edgbaston. “Cricket is a great unifying factor and it gives you a lot of lessons. You develop your personality, life skills, learn about stress management, leadership, communication and team work,” said Srikkanth. “Sports itself is an education. You can’t be just a bookworm nowadays. Children have to play sports and be healthy. Sports is an important part of school curricula because if you want to shine in life as a human being, you need to be good in sports. Cricket teaches you all these things,” he added. “Our most ambitious charity project to date and we know that cricket’s one billion fans will come together to help build a better world for every child,” ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson, said in a statement. “It is a shared belief that cricket has an incredible power to raise vital funds and inspire and empower millions of children,” Executive Director Unicef UK, Mike Penrose said.
Europa League playoff fixtures have been announced with Burnley facing a potential tie against Greek giants OlympiacosThe Clarets must first find a way past Istanbul Basaksehir before they can take on Olympiacos after progressing against Aberdeen to advance through to the third qualifying round.Burnley will meet Basaksehir over the next 10 days.Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers’ side will face either FC Ufa or Progres Niederkorn if they manage to beat Maribor in the next round.Europa League playoff fixtures:Rangers/ Maribor vs. FC Ufa/ Progres NiederkornHibernian/Molde vs. Dinamo Minsk/Zenit St PetersburgBurnley/Istanbul Basaksehir vs. Olympiacos/ LucerneSlovan Bratislava/Rapid Vienna vs. Hadjuk Split/Steaua BucharestApollon Limassol/Dinamo Brest vs. Vitesse/BaselSigma/Kairat vs. Sevilla/ZalgirisRangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.Jagiellonia/Gent vs. Mariupol/BordeauxNordsjaelland/Partizan vs. Besiktas/LASK LinzH Haifa/Atalanta vs. CSKA Sofia/FC CopenhagenTrencin/Feyenoord vs. Sturm Graz/AEK LarnacaGenk/Lech Poznan vs. Spartak Subotica/BrondbyOlympiakos/Luzern vs. Istanbul Basaksehir/BurnleyZorya Luhansk/Braga vs. RB Leipzig/Universitatea CraiovaSheriff/Valur Reykjavik vs. Qarabag/BATE BorisovMalmo/Vidi vs. The New Saints/FC MidtyllandTropedo Kutaisi/Kukes vs. Ludogorets Razgrad/Zrinjski(Obtained by the Daily Mirror)
UEFA have revealed Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history while the Premier League clubs are the top earners and spenders, according to Daily Mail.The European governing body 10th edition landscape report which looks at the financial health of clubs associated in UEFA, shows that Premier League teams have the biggest revenue and the highest wage bills.In 2017, English top-flight clubs’ aggregate revenue came to £4.6bn, almost twice that of La Liga (£2.5bn) and the Bundesliga (£2.4bn) and way more than of Serie A (£1.9bn) and Ligue 1 (£1.4bn).Manchester United top the list for total revenue, standing at £593million for 2017, slightly ahead of Real Madrid, though the Red Devils are projected to fall down the pecking order when the 2018 list is revealed.There are 13 Premier League teams in the top 30 and that is due to league’s TV rights, which accounts for 54 per cent of clubs’ total revenue.The wage bill for top-tier English teams in 2017 was £2.6bn, which is the highest in Europe, with Spain and Germany the next highest payers.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Nine of the top 20 highest spenders (in terms of wage) play in the Premier League with Manchester City topping the list and Manchester United in second place.Pep Guardiola’s side are also the most expensively assembled squad in history.Their record buy of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City last summer, which was priced at just over £60million, helped them go above Real Madrid, who are in second place.Manchester United are currently third in the list and those three squads cost almost 50 percent more to assemble than Chelsea, who hold fourth place.