Take the National Officiating Survey

first_imgThe Australian Sports Commission (ASC) wants to learn more about the Australian officiating environment and is conducting research to hear about your experiences in officiating so that they can better tailor support for officiating in sport across Australia. Your participation will help to provide a snapshot of the officiating environment across different sports in Australia â€” it is the first of its kind in Australia.  The data collected will assist the ASC in developing support and resources as well as supporting sporting organisations in the development of best practice models for officiating pathways and development opportunities. As thanks for your participation, ASC will enter you into a draw to win two Gold Class Cinema tickets (5 chances to win). To enter, at the close of the survey you will be prompted for contact information.The survey will take around 20 minutes. No identifiable information (name, contact details) will be linked to your responses so you can be assured of your anonymity. Even if you provide contact details (optional but required for the prize draw) we will remove any contact information from reporting. This survey has been developed by the ASC in conjunction with Essence Communications.To complete the survey click on this link or copy this URL address (below) into your browser (you can do the survey on your phone or computer).   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASCOFFICIATINGAlso, please help us to share this survey with anyone you know who is involved in officiating. If you have any questions about the authenticity of the survey please email Ashley Synnott at Ashley.Synnott@ausport.gov.au. For any technical queries about the survey please contact Benita at benita@essencecomms.com.au.The survey will be open till Friday, 14 October 2016.Related LinksTake the National Officiating Surveylast_img read more

9 days agoMan Utd make Leicester midfielder Maddison top 2020 target

first_imgMan Utd make Leicester midfielder Maddison top 2020 targetby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have made Leicester City midfielder James Maddison their top 2020 target.Maddison will cost around £60 million, three times the price he cost the Foxes when he arrived at Leicester from Norwich City in June last year.The Times says United would be willing to meet that fee to secure the 22-year-old, who has become one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League.United scouts have reportedly been tasked with monitoring Maddison this season ahead of a bid for the attacking midfielder next summer.It is understood they are unlikely to make their move in January. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Charlie Strong Says Texas Is “Trying” To Work Something Out With Texas A&M

first_imgCharlie Strong dons a cowboy hat.Twitter/@ThisIsMachadoTexas and Texas A&M haven’t met on the gridiron since 2011, but it certainly seems like Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong is open to the idea of resuming the series. Friday, according to OrangeBlood’s Anwar Richardson, Strong, at the Touchdown Club of Houston, said that Texas is “trying” to work something out with its old rival. Richardson is also reporting, however, that Texas itself says no specifics have been discussed. So perhaps Strong got a little ahead of himself.Texas coach Charlie Strong was asked when the Longhorns would play Texas A&M again. Said there is something being worked out— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016Texas coach Charlie Strong says something is being worked out to play Texas A&M again pic.twitter.com/RZVHNpGGs7— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016A UT spokesperson said no specifics have been discussed about Texas playing Texas A&M again when asked about Charlie Strong’s comment— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016Texas vs. Texas A&M used to be an annual affair – until the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC. It’s certainly one of the rivalries that college football fans miss the most.last_img read more

AAP MLAs to stage stir at Jantar Mantar against demolition of temple

first_imgNew Delhi: AAP MLAs will hold a protest at Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday against the DDA allegedly demolishing a temple in the Tughlakabad area, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said on Tuesday. He added that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers from Haryana and Punjab will also participate in the protest. Gautam said the Centre should take a decision in the matter at the earliest. He also alleged that the BJP-led central government had stopped the entry of passenger trains into Delhi from Haryana and Punjab in order to prevent people from coming to the national capital to lodge their protest against the demolition. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder “The Constitution gives us the right to protest peacefully, but this government is trying to suppress our voice. It is still following the methods of the British by trying to suppress our voice,” Gautam told reporters. He said all the AAP MLAs will take part in the protest and also raise the issue in the Delhi Assembly session starting Thursday. The demolition of the Guru Ravidas temple in a forest area in Tughlakabad here led to a huge controversy, with the AAP seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring that the land be given back to the Ravidas community to rebuild the place of worship. Gautam had earlier alleged that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had demolished the temple in the presence of police on August 10 and the statue was “taken away”. The DDA, however, did not use the word temple and said the “structure was removed as per the orders of the Supreme Court”.last_img read more

Acting and dinosaurs Interview with Michela Luci star of Dino Dana

first_imgMichela Luci is a ten-year-old #Actress who has been singing, dancing, and performing since the age of three. A pianist and a trained dramatist, Michela has appeared in a number of television shows and in numerous movies. She has been featured on household name channels such as PBS and Netflix. Michela’s biggest break to date has been playing the starring role in the Amazon Original Series “#Dino Dana.”“Dino Dana” is a brand-new children’s television series that debuted on Prime Video in the U.S. and U.K. in May of 2017.READ MORE Young actress Michela Luci is enjoying her part on ‘Dino Dana’. / Photo via Michela Luci and Laura Liebeck, used with permission. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Quebec to hire Indigenous police officers in Val dOr as a pilot

first_imgDanielle Rochette APTN National NewsSupport for the Indigenous women in Val d’Or continues to grow.Last week, Crown prosecutors said no officers in the Quebec town will face charges after women came forward alleging sexual abuse.The province just announced a new pilot project that will see Indigenous officers stationed in Val d’Or.That hasn’t quieted calls for an inquiry.last_img

Tribe rejects plan to build tram hotel in Grand Canyon

first_imgLegislation to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon has been voted down by the Navajo Nation Council.Members of the council voted 16-2 against the bill during a special session Tuesday in Window Rock, Arizona. It was the first time the full council had taken up the measure since it was introduced last year.The proposal had gotten a cold reception from lawmakers from the nation’s largest American Indian reservation even before Tuesday’s lengthy debate.Some lawmakers raised concerns about the development resulting in more public safety demands, while others questioned a requirement for the tribe to invest $65 million for roads, water and power lines, and communications at the 420-acre site that borders Grand Canyon National Park on the reservation.Council delegates amended the legislation to change the operating license from non-revocable to revocable, to delete language to prevent other development within a 15-mile radius and along access roads, and to strike a non-taxation provision before voting on the bill. The amendments didn’t convince them the project should move forward.Developers had said the tram and accompanying retail and hotel sites at the East Rim could be running by May 2021 had everything gone as planned. They did not immediately return phone messages seeking comment after the vote.Critics showed up to urge lawmakers to oppose the project as the debate finally got under way late Tuesday afternoon. Those included families who hold grazing permits and leases to build homes in the area.They have said the area is sacred and the proposed development would mar the landscape where the Colorado River meets the blue-green waters of the Little Colorado River.Declaring victory over what they termed a “monster,” they praised the council’s vote on social media and let out loud cheers outside the council chambers.“They heard us,” activist Renae Yellowhorse said of the council members. “We needed to be a presence there to let them know we’re not going to go away. We’re going to always be here to defend our Mother, to defend our sacred sites.”Environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts also decried the measure. Actor Robert Redford released a video last December voicing opposition, and an online petition against the proposal has collected thousands of signatures.The vote came ahead of a tribal election year and as the tribe prepares for the loss of hundreds of jobs with the expected shutdown of a coal-fired power plant and its supply mine in 2019.Lamar Whitmer, part of the Scottsdale-based Confluence Partners development group, previously said the East Rim project could employ up to 3,500 people on a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed.The management team includes former Navajo President Albert Hale and others who have helped develop resorts and theme parks.Under the legislation, the Navajo Nation’s share of revenue was based on the number of visitors. The tribe would have been guaranteed a minimum 8 per cent of gross revenue, developers say.___Associated Press writer Susan Montoya Bryan in Albuquerque, New Mexico, contributed to this reportlast_img read more