Touch Football Australia (TFA) would like to congratulate the following referees on their selection in the TFA World Cup Referee Squad for the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup:Nicholas Altin David Baggio Victor Baptista Robert Bowen David Brown Nathan Budge Scott Campbell Damien Carlson Annabelle ConnollyAdam Cooper Brett Freshwater John Frost Indra GarnerWilliam Greatbatch Samantha Hacon Luke HeckendorfMack Hoverman Renee Janes Peter Jones Mark Kelly Christopher Knott Michael LandsbergMatthew Lavery Dale Lawrence Giancarlo Leung Phillip Lowe Scott MarshJo Mason Richard McIllroyLuke McKenzieBarry McNamaraSally MelzerPeter MillingtonBen MortonMarcus MullerChristopher MurrayVictor NaumovskiBeau NewellBernard O’DonohueJustin ParsonsTimothy PearsonMatthew PrendergastChristopher SchwerdtAaron SearstonAmanda SingleKim Skelly William SladeAnthony SmithBradley SmithJames SteinbergPaul SullivanJohn TaylorGregory TaylorPaul TesorieroTerri ThomasAnton Van RensburgJosh VernonAdam VickeryRebecca WardMichael WattDenise WeierAlex WongRelated Filestfa_world_cup_referee_squad_announcement-pdfRelated LinksWorld Cup Ref Squad
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Club Brugge keeper Mignolet: The hard option was leaving Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSimon Mignolet says he took the hard option leaving Liverpool.The Belgium international joined Club Brugge this summer after getting fed-up serving as back-up to Alisson.And he says staying and earning his wages at Anfield would have been the easy option.He said: “However, that was the easy option: seeing out remaining two years [of my contract] at Liverpool, making good money at a top European club and being a free agent the age of 33.”But another two years on the bench, that wasn’t in me.”I have been at the end of my patience for the past six or seven months.”The minutes I have already enjoyed with Club Brugge, the qualification against Kiev and Linz, I have not felt that in the last two years.”
Bournemouth boss Howe: We’re trying to reach level of Southamptonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe says they’re trying to reach the level of Southampton.The Cherries meet Saints on Friday night.Howe said, “Southampton have always traditionally always produced their own players, their academy has always been so important to them, you see the amount of players they bring through.”That’s something we’re trying to improve on – and of course the infrastructure here – the training ground, the stadium.”We definitely want to improve on them and get closer to their level.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
AC Milan goalkeeper Reina: Pioli a real football manby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina has welcomed the appointment of new coach Stefano Pioli.Milan lost four of their first seven Serie A games before the sacking of Marco Giampaolo.“For us, it was a particularly difficult start to the season. The second part will be more positive for Milan,” the goalkeeper told ANSA.“Pioli will bring positivity and tranquility. We must work and get to grips with his ideas quickly so we can be ready as soon as possible to face our next few matches.“He’s a football man who has a lot of experience in Serie A, someone who knows Italian football very well.“In all of us, there’s the desire for redemption and to do better from now on. So far we haven’t lived up to expectations and we also hope to improve quickly for the fans.“I’m always optimistic. Our objective must be to win every game. After that, we’ll take stock in May.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 27: Michigan Wolverines fans look on during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on September 27, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan fan Chris Baldwin has become a household name – simply for his reaction to the Wolverines’ last-second loss to Michigan State earlier this year. Last week, he was back on television, commiserating with fellow UM fans.ESPN, during it’s College Football Awards show, actually had Baldwin present the “Best Play of the Year” award to MSU head coach Mark Dantonio. Jalen Watts-Jackson, the player who scored the game-winner for the Spartans, shared a cool photo of the moment on Facebook. At last night’s ESPN Awards. Glad they flew Chris Baldwin out for the show from Ann Arbor. He’s a good sport.Posted by Jalen Watts-Jackson on Friday, December 11, 2015In the end, the play wound up getting Michigan State into the playoff. It also might have knocked both Michigan and Ohio State out.[mlive.com]
zoom South Korea’s newly established SM Line is making a bold entry into the container shipping trades with an initial suite of six services covering the North East Asia – South East Asia, Far East – India and Transpacific routes, Alphaliner informed.The company, which was incorporated on December 15, 2016 with a capital base of KRW 37 billion (USD 33 million), is scheduled to launch the new services successively over the months of March and April 2017.SM Line will operate an initial fleet of 11 ships of 1,100-6,600 TEU, six owned and five chartered units, which feature a total capacity of 41,381 TEU.This will place SM Line as the 37th largest container carrier in the world, according to Alphaliner’s carrier rankings.The company has acquired 12 containerships of 1,100-6,600 TEU, eight of which are intended for deployment on the carrier’s own services, including as replacements for chartered ships, while the remaining units are expected to be chartered out.SM Line will operate independently on its core services, covering the East Asia and Far East-US West Coast routes, while the shipping line will rely on slot charters from other carriers only on the Far East – India routes.
APTN National NewsHollywood movie star Jane Fonda was in Vancouver over the weekend to lend her voice against expansion of the tar sands in Alberta drilling in the Arctic.As APTN’s Tina House reports, this isn’t the first time the movie veteran has taken on causes to side with Indigenous people.