Sports Development/Competitions Coordinator

first_imgIn partnership with Southern Touch Association, TFA will be advertising this hybrid role to develop the sport in Tasmanian and help manage Southern Touch competitions in Hobart. The role will have dual reporting lines – one to the TFA Regional Manager East and the second to the General Manager of Southern Touch. It is envisaged the responsibilities of the role will be evenly distributed between TFA and Southern Touch.Applicants should email a two page letter of introduction addressing the qualifications and experience as they relate to the selection criteria, together with a resume containing contact details of referees to [email protected] or [email protected] click on the attachment below for more information. Further information:Micheal Lovett, Regional Manager (East)(03) 9206 6753Matt Phillips, General Manager Southern Touch(03) 6244 1130Related Fileshybrid_sports_development__competitions_coordinator_pd-pdflast_img read more

9 days agoJuventus chief Paratici admits talks planned with Man Utd target Mandzukic

first_imgJuventus chief Paratici admits talks planned with Man Utd target Mandzukicby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sporting director Fabio Paratici admits talks are planned with Mario Mandzukic over his future.The Croatian forward is being tipped to join Manchester United this summer, with the Red Devils said to be confident of landing him in a £9million January deal to bolster their attack. “With Mandzukic, we chose a quiet time for him to leave but a move to Qatar [in the summer] did not materialise so he stayed with us,” Paratici said.”Now we will talk to him and see what happens in January.”In a separate interview with Sky Sport Italia, Paratici said: “We are evaluating, he is also evaluating. We need maximum calm, he is a great player.”It has been an added value in recent years, we must thank him. If he considers it appropriate to leave, we will satisfy him, otherwise he will consider other solutions.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

$27.8 Million Earmarked for Education Sector Reform

first_img A sum of $27.8 million has been earmarked for the ‘Support for Sustainability of Education Sector Reform’ project in the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives.The objective of the project, implemented in September 2017, is to support the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to improve the performance of the education sector by assisting the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to improve coordination across the system.The funds allocated for the new fiscal year will support interventions at the early-childhood level, teachers’ colleges, and provide technical support to the Department of School Services (DSS).At the early-childhood level, a consultant will be engaged to identify and develop a plan of action for the strengthening of partnership between the Early Childhood Commission and the National Parenting Support Commission, while training workshops will be conducted to benefit various stakeholders.For the teachers’ collages, consultants will be hired to undertake improvements to the internal quality-assurance systems of 10 institutions.Focus will be placed on building capacity for teacher education in numeracy and science, including provision of resources to support instruction and improve the ability of training institutions to screen students.The support to the DSS will see experts being engaged to support the Alternate Pathway for Secondary Education (APSE), and staging of workshops to aid in the implementation of new approaches.The project is being jointly funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and is slated to end in March 2020. The funds allocated for the new fiscal year will support interventions at the early-childhood level, teachers’ colleges, and provide technical support to the Department of School Services (DSS). A sum of $27.8 million has been earmarked for the ‘Support for Sustainability of Education Sector Reform’ project in the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. At the early-childhood level, a consultant will be engaged to identify and develop a plan of action for the strengthening of partnership between the Early Childhood Commission and the National Parenting Support Commission, while training workshops will be conducted to benefit various stakeholders. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Discussions may restart over new arena in Calgary

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary City Council has been asked to renew the conversation about a new arena in Calgary after a presentation to a committee on Friday.The Event Centre Assessment Committee heard an updated plan from the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation that involves a massive revitalization in Victoria Park, along with an arena and event centre. Afterwards, they voted to ask council to get discussions back underway with the Calgary Flames.“I think it’s an idea, and I think it’s a pretty damn good idea,” said president of the CMLC Michael Brown.It involves $150 million in infrastructure improvements, the creation of a Stampede Trail festival street, extending 17 Avenue, building a new bridge into Inglewood, adding to the Riverwalk along the Bow and more.The 20-year vision also includes four-million square feet of new multi-use development, with a focus on local businesses being a major part.Brown says these types of upgrades would turn Calgary into a truly modern hub.“This is closer to what I’ve seen in some higher density areas, you know like you see with Madison Square Garden. You see Washington has a great facility, and the fact that when you pass it on the street and you don’t even know it’s a facility.”The heart of the district would be the new Calgary Event Centre, at this point planned for 12 Avenue and 4 Street S.E. The latest renderings presented to the committee were created by ROSSETTI.From today’s #ECAC meeting – a concept of what a new #EventCentre for Calgary could look like. Thank you to @CalgaryMLC for providing the visionary work for this much needed cultural and entertainment district. #yyc #yyccc #Calgary— Jeff Davison (@JeffDavisonYYC) October 5, 2018As the plan involves a complete revitalization of the aging Victoria Park community, Ward 6 Councillor Jeff Davison says Calgarians need to move away from just looking at this as an arena deal.“We’re talking about a land deal. We’re talking about a district. From the City’s point of view, that’s really what we’re after. We’ve been talking about a cultural and entertainment district for the better part of 25 years.”The CMLC hopes this would drive thousands of more residents into the area, along with attracting business and creating a year-round gathering place.“When you think about all the puzzle pieces we have, we have a Green [LRT] Line we’re talking about, we have the Arts Commons, we have the library, the Rivers District in general. It’s really about completing that community,” added Davison.Brown said one thing that holds Victoria Park back is how the Saddledome is not really a gathering place. It does encourage people to go inside but doesn’t entice people to stay in the community and spend more time there.“Can be a little like a starship, that’s just dropped into the middle of the community. For us to be successful, in terms of the build-out of Victoria Park, we need to ensure that we have a building that really ties into the community.”Public engagement was also sought through this process, leading to over 120,000 pieces of input. Respondents agreed there is a desire for a variety of shops, restaurants and businesses in the area, while also improving transportation, creating affordable housing and prioritizing safety.While council is also busy discussing a possible bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, Davison said the two subjects are independent.“As we’ve said from the beginning, the reality is the Event Centre Assessment Committee is moving forward with looking at an event centre for Calgary — with or without the Olympics.“The conversation for me is not whether or not there will be an event centre. There will be an event centre, it’s just when does it happen,” said Brown.A master plan is expected to be presented in December.last_img read more

ELC students showcase major projects with aim to help the community

first_imgStefiuk says that the students learn new skills, including by engaging with adults and reaching out to outside organizations in the course of completing their projects. Student Harmony Kotchea decided to make her project geared around helping her fellow peers by starting a support group for teens battling depression and anxiety. Kotchea said that to help launch the group, she created a Facebook page titled “Talk About It,” where teens can connect and share their experiences to support one another.Other students’ projects ranged from raising money for the local SPCA; to teaching students at area elementary schools about the benefits that bees provide to vegetation and to not be afraid of them. Another group did their project on looking at building mountain biking trails in the Fish Creek Community Forest in order to promote active, healthy living. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Grade 10 students at the Energetic Learning Campus in Fort St. John showed off the results of the hard work that went into their annual projects, which are geared to helping members of the community.The ELC hosted members of the community in showing off the projects that were completed by over 200 of the campus’ students last week. The students worked solo or in groups to complete the projects, which are part of the new B.C. curriculum and are designed to help students learn new skills that they’ll be able to apply in their careers.“This is a chance for kids to find ways they can give back to the community,” said ELC teacher Adam Stefiuk. “They get a chance to pick what they want to do, so hopefully its something that interests them, and they’re generally motivated to do this. It’s been quite an amazing experience just to see how rewarding it is for them to give back to the community.”last_img read more

No more smoke breaks at Encana Events Centre starting September 1st

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Encana Events Centre announced today it will no longer allow patrons the ability to use the outdoor smoking areas during events due to the City of Dawson Creek amending its Smoking Regulation Bylaw.The amendments to Bylaw No. 4240, which include areas where recreational cannabis consumption is allowed mean the City now requires smoke-free buffer zones of 7.5 metres around entrances, windows, and air intakes of buildings.The Encana Events Centre said today that venues around Canada, including the seven Canadian NHL team arenas and regional venues like the CN Centre, have adopted the no re-entry policy that has become the industry standard for arenas and venues. The Encana Events Centre’s new policy will come into effect on September 1, 2018, which means anyone leaving the building during an event will not be allowed re-entry. Those who wish to smoke or vape will need to do so before the concert and/or after the concert.The Centre has also announced new additions to its prohibited items list include e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cannabis, iPads, tablets, and oversized bags and purses that are larger than 14” x 14” x 6”.  Prohibited items must be returned to a vehicle or disposed of as the Encana Events Centre says it will not check them.The full list of prohibited items can be found at read more

Its TDP vs YSRCP on Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha seat

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Contours for the prestigious Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency have been drawn. Candidates are out in the field to take on each other with their own set of ‘attractive’ promises for the electorates of the constituency.As voters’ days are out, they are also utilising the opportunity that comes once in five years by raising their pertinent issues to draw the attention of all 20 candidates in the fray to represent the prestigious constituency also known as the Port City of Andhra Pradesh. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Election Commission has also been very active to implement model code of conduct as it covered the faces of statues of Rajiv Gandhi, TDP patriarch NT Rama Rao so that people don’t get influenced by the standstill statues. In the constituency which has over 18 lakh voters, the main contest is among the candidates of Telugu Desam Party (TDP), YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and Jana Sena Party (JSP) of well-known film actor Pawan Kalyan. The TDP has fielded billionaire M Sribharat, who has declared assets of Rs 230 crore. The YSRCP nominee is realtor MVV Satyanarayana, who has declared assets close to Rs 201 crore, while BJP’s nominee and former Union Minister Daggubatti Purandeswari, the daughter of TDP founder NT Rama Rao, has declared assets of Rs 31 crore and Jana Sena Party’s nominee and former CBI Joint Director VV Lakshminarayana (popularly known as JD) has declared assets of Rs 8.6 crore. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”There is a close fight between TDP and YSRCP. The BJP and others are not even in the race. It’s also that people in rural belts are more inclined towards YSRCP, while the urban population is in favour of electing TDP candidate,” said Bhaskar Rao, a resident of Visakhapatnam. Rao, who is a small entrepreneur, opined that it’s a fact that the TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu developed the city in record time after it was dismantled by cyclone Hudhud in 2014, but his policy decisions are in favour of IT corporate. “The government has transferred Rs 10,000 into the accounts of women self-help groups five months prior to the announcement of poll dates. It could have been done much earlier to empower women groups. There need to be more done for the middle-class population for the comprehensive development of the state,” said, Rao who has employed 10 skilled workers to run his printing press. Contrary to Rao, Raja Babu stressed that to give impetus to development, TDP has to win else developments works in the state would come to standstill. “There is no space for BJP or Congress. Both the national parties are irrelevant in the state. Last time BJP had won Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha as TDP had supported it,” Babu told Millennium Post. Interestingly, the sitting BJP MP Kambhampati Hari Babu, who had won this seat in 2014 with over 90,000 margins, has ‘refused’ to be in the ray. Not only him, other BJP MLAs too refused to enter into the war field after the alliance with TDP was severed. Taking a dig at K Hari’s reluctance to contest the poll, TDP spokesperson Lanka Dinakaran said, “The BJP candidates are going to lose their deposits on all seats as their leader Prime Minister Narendra Modi has betrayed the people’s mandate of the Andhra Pradesh. People will vote to remove to save the country.” The constituency is spread over the port city of Visakhapatnam, its suburbs and rural areas in neighbouring Vizianagaram district. The contest has become more interesting with the entry of former CBI joint director VV Lakshminarayana into the fray from Vizag. Lakshminarayana is a well-known figure in Andhra Pradesh for heading probes into several high profile cases like the Satyam scam, the OMC mining scam and the disproportionate assets case against Jaganmohan Reddy. It’s him who had arrested Jagan in DA case. Purandeswari, who had won in 2009 election on Congress and became a cabinet minister in Manmohan Singh’s government, is contesting as a candidate of the BJP that she joined after quitting the Congress following Andhra Pradesh’s bifurcation in 2014. It’s a fight of family members for TDP and BJP candidates as Purandeswari is facing Bharat who is the son-in-law of her actor brother and TDP leader N Balakrishna. Purandeswari is the elder sister of N Bhuneswari, the wife of the Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu.last_img read more

Trishakti Corps observes 59th Raising Day at Sukna

first_imgDarjeeling: The Trishakti Corps observed 59th Raising Day at Sukna, near Siliguri on Friday.Trishakti Corps was raised in 1942 and had participated in the Burma Campaign during World War II. The Corps was subsequently demobilised after successful completion of the task at Rangoon in May 1945. The Trishakti Corps was again reinstated at Shillong on May 10, 1960, by Lieutenant General Umrao Singh and moved to Sukna in 1962. Over the years, the Corps has successfully safeguarded the Indian borders and thwarted all threats, both external and internal in a steadfast manner. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAlways living up to its motto of “Aadi Anant Ajeya”, the Traishakti Corps has produced a large number of war heroes. Since 1960, the Trishakti Corps has played a significant geo-strategic role based in the strategically located Siliguri corridor also known as the “Chicken’s neck” the thin strip of land connecting the North Indian states to the Indian mainland. The troops of Trishakti Corps had played important roles in the 1961 war of Liberation of Goa and in the Nathula-Chola standoffs of 1967. During the 1971 War, the Corps played a pivotal role in the “Liberation of Bangladesh.” On the occasion of this historical day, Major General Rajeeva Kumar, YSM, SM, Chief of Staff, Trishakti Corps laid the wreath at the War Memorial, in the honour of the valiant soldiers, who have made the supreme sacrifice for the safety, integrity and honour of the Nation. A military band played military tunes at the war memorial to commemorate the occasion.last_img read more

Pandya Rahul back in form Warner warns World Cup rivals

first_imgNew Delhi: Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul’s stellar show drowning their off-field distractions, David Warner sounding a warning bell to his World Cup rivals and a 40-year-old Imran Tahir turning the clock back were some of the takeaways from the just-concluded IPL. While Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ‘Dad’s Army’ nearly did an encore, Mumbai Indians’ consistency on the big day paid off again during a season where there were more than 30 last-over finishes. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuIn a World Cup year, it was imperative that the focus would be on international stars and the contenders for the silverware have had the form and fitness of their stars analysed threadbare over 50 days. For tournament favourites India, the foremost gain has to be Hardik and Rahul’s performance. The enormously gifted Hardik and the very stylish Rahul seemed to have channelised all their energies on the field during the past seven weeks to produce results that will augur well for India in the upcoming World Cup in England. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersBack after serving a temporary ban for their trash talk, IPL was a platform for the best friends to get their focus back in the game, and they did so in a glorious fashion. Kings XI Punjab couldn’t make it to the play-offs but Rahul did his bit opening the innings, scoring 593 runs and finishing second behind David Warner (692) in the run-scorer’s list. His approach was classical and the six fifties and one hundred will certainly keep him in high spirits if the team management expects him to bat at No. 3 or 4 in the mega event. For Hardik, the IPL triumph couldn’t have come at a better time as he, time and again, proved why he is called the ‘game-changer.’ 402 runs at a strike-rate of 191 plus, 29 sixes, 14 wickets and 11 catches is stuff of any all-rounder’s dreams, statistics that India captain Virat Kohli can find solace in despite his own franchise RCB’s disastrous show. MI skipper Rohit Sharma said: “Hardik is the best example. Before the IPL, he didn’t have a good time, was injured, and missed a few games as well. But he has been tremendous for us — both in batting and bowling.” Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah’s haul of 19 wickets each was an indicator of their wicket-taking ability. David Warner’s 692 runs is one of the best comeback stories of IPL and his form will certainly keep his World Cup opponents on guard. His former captain Steven Smith found a bit of touch towards the end of his IPL campaign, which translated into runs during the practice games against New Zealand.last_img read more

Airtel tweaks postpaid sops to phase out offerings below Rs 499

first_imgNew Delhi: Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has tweaked its post-paid plans, a move that involves gradual phasing out of offerings that are less than Rs 499 and retaining limited number of plans above it. The move is aimed at simplification of plans and would also help the company chase better realisation from mobile subscribers, improving the Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), according to a source. The source said the company is in the process of phasing out post-paid plans of less than Rs 499, as other plans pack in more value and digital content for subscribers willing to shell out a tad bit more. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraEssentially, it has scrapped the Rs 299 plan and is in the process of gradually phasing out Rs 349 and Rs 399 post-paid plans. Even the number of plans above Rs 499 will be reduced to just three – Rs 749, Rs 999 and Rs 1,599. When contacted, a company spokesperson declined to comment on the matter. As of December 31, 2018, Airtel’s mobile services customer base in India was about 284 million. The company, which is in the midst of raising Rs 25,000 crore through a rights issue – while announcing its fourth quarter results recently steered clear of the customary investor call and management commentary nor it provided ARPU – a key metrics tracked by analysts. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysA recent report by SBICap Securities, however, said Airtel had “done well” on ARPU as it seems to have improved about 20 per cent sequentially, while Jio’s ARPU declined about 3 per cent. On Monday, rival Vodafone Idea reported that its ARPU for the March quarter grew 16.3 per cent to Rs 104, from Rs 89 in the October-December 2018 period. “Subscriber traction is something that Bharti needs to pick up, as ARPU gains incrementally may be much lesser but may still continue, driven by upselling for low-end subscribers and 2G-to-4G upgrade,” SBICap Securities said in a the report.last_img read more