first_img SAMPLE APPLICATION COACH                  Touch and other sporting qualifications Touch Football Australia is seeking written applications from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active Assistant Coaches for our Youth Development Program. The appointment is a 1 year term with ongoing assessment and evaluation of the individuals linked to it & their subsequent performance under the direction of the appointed Coach for each Division.  This will incorporate Camps, a Youth Exchange with NZ (Trans Tasman) & the World Cup. An initial process has commenced with a Youth Development Camp & subsequent monitoring of athletes that attended.  Feedback on performance and tracking will continue to occur.  Some of these identified athletes from the camp are to be incorporated in the open camps in the lead up to the World Cup. The National 18’s Tournament & NTL will be the first TID cycle completion with a subsequent tour proposed of New Zealand.  TFA will have implemented a similar system in the Youth Program to that of the Open Program which will ensure the ability to monitor the progress towards the Youth World Cup.Positions available: ·         Boys 20 years:             Assistant Coach·         Girls 20 years:              Assistant Coach·         Mixed 20 years:           Assistant Coach·         Boys 18 years:             Assistant Coach·         Girls 18 years:             Assistant Coach·         Mixed 18 years:          Assistant CoachApplications for these positions close on Monday 18th September 2006 and should be forwarded to:                Game Development Manager                Touch Football Australia                PO Box 9078                DEAKIN ACT 2600Or email: [email protected] or [email protected]:   Applications should be in writing demonstrating the ability to perform the duties detailed in the attached Position Descriptions.  The applicant should also include curriculum vitae.Assistant Coach Appointment Process The positions will be advertised to all Level 2 and 3 TFA accredited Coaches, Constituent Bodies and Permits.Applicants should apply in writing for preferred position(s) stating their claims, including their credentials and qualifications.  All applications should address the “Criteria for the position”. The TFA will appoint candidates to respective positions.Endorsement of each candidate will be sought from relevant Constituent Body.Should interviews be required suitable applicants will be advised and interviews arranged.The National Performance Analyst in consultation with the appointed National Coaching Director, appointed Coach and the National Game Development Manager will recommend candidates for the coaching positions.The TFA Board of Directors will approve the appointments.Successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified in writing.NB:   Any applicant or application forwarded for coaching positions will be considered without re application. NB:  Please do not bind or staple the application.  Electronic copy is preferred. Contact information – telephone, facsimile and e-mail Date of birth Brief history of touch experiencecenter_img Address Full name Assistant Coach – Position DescriptionPrimary Job Purpose: 1.  To facilitate and improve the sporting opportunities and performance of identified elite and potential elite players in the National Youth Squad/Team2.  To assist in developing and carrying out the organisation’s elite program objectives, strategies and programs.3.  Assist the Coach to the National Youth Squad/Team.Key Duties:1.  To liaise with the National Performance Analyst, National Coaching Director, Elite Programs Director, National Game Development Manager and Medical Coordinator and appointed coaching staff to ensure implementation of National Technical Policy.2.   Assist the National Coach or assistant to perform his / her duties in the lead up to, and at tournaments and tours. 3.  Consult with the National coach or assistant to ensure that training programs are being followed.4.  Assist in the preparation and coaching of the National Youth Squad/Team at international events as required.5.   Liaise with the National coach on matters relating to individual members of the National Youth Squad/Team in relation to training, fitness, fundraising and player conduct.6.   Monitor members of the National Youth Squad/Team in consultation with the National coach or assistant.7.   Assist the National Coach or Assistant to maintain written player profiles, monitor performance and provide individual player feedback.Issues and Challenges:1.   Ensure a national direction and elite focus on the development of the National Youth players.2.   Maintain and demonstrate effective communications with media, marketing, management and administration personnel.3.  Understand and respond to the differing needs of the players and coaching staff.Criteria for Position: 1.  Minimum current NCAS Level 2 Touch coach as approved by the National Technical Panel.2.  Must display a national perspective at all times.3.  Must be able to provide leadership to National Youth Team/Squad and the National Youth team/squad members, TID Selectors and NTL coaches.4.  Must have an excellent knowledge of the International Rules of Touch.5.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work within the TFA Coach’s “Code of Conduct.”6.  Must be aware of and have detailed knowledge of all TFA Technical Policies and Guidelines.7.  Demonstrated oral and written communication skills together with good inter-personal relationship skills.8.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure whilst still achieving objectives.Key Performance Indicators:     1.   Performance at International level tournaments.    2.   Improved performance of National Youth Squad/Team and the National youth Squad/ team members.    3.   Positive feedback to and from National Youth Squad/Team and the National Youth Squad/Team members.Assessment of performance by the National Coach and Assistant and National Performance Analyst and National Coaching Director. Address each of the “Criteria for Position” 1. Must be an active coach2. Must display a national perspective3. Provide leadership4. International rules5. Code of conduct6. Technical Policies7. Communication skills8. Work under pressure   Occupation and professional or other qualificationslast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse baffled by ref call: He admitted contact

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse baffled by ref call: He admitted contactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse says he left baffled by the ref’s decision to wave away a penalty claim in defeat to Manchester City.With the scores level and half time approaching, Ward-Prowse was denied a penalty when he was nudged by City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko in the box, before cruelly deflecting Raheem Sterling’s low cross past Alex McCarthy just moments later.“I was disappointed not to get it,” he said of the spot-kick. “It was a good ball from Jack (Stephens) and I knew that if I took my first touch across him I could get into the box.“When there was contact and it’s impeding my chances of scoring, I had to go down. “The referee says there was contact but didn’t give the penalty, which didn’t make any sense. He’d have to book me for simulation, which he didn’t, so no decision was made.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 days agoMan City chief Berrada tells Liverpool: Premier League more worthy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City chief Berrada tells Liverpool: Premier League more worthyby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City chief Omar Berrada says winning the Premier League is more worthy than success in the Champions League. City have won the Premier League for the past two seasons, while main rivals Liverpool have reached successive Champions League finals, winning the last one earlier this year.Asked how much they would like to win the Champions League, Berrada said: “A lot, of course, but what we don’t want to do is obsess. It is something we believe will come.“Of course it would give us one more point at the brand level, but it is a very random competition. Especially in the elimination phase.“I would say that not always the best team wins the Champions League, but usually the best team wins the league.” last_img read more

Campbell Soup plans to sell international fresh units

first_imgCampbell Soup Co. plans to focus on its core snacks and soup business in North America and sell its international business, paying down debt.The Camden, New Jersey, company said Thursday it’s working urgently to complete all the moves by next July.The planned sales will leave Campbell Soup with brands including Goldfish, Pepperidge Farm and Snyder’s of Hanover.The company announced a reorganization in May, along with the retirement of then CEO Denise Morrison, as it faces a mix of changing food trends and potentially costly tariffs on aluminum and steel.Campbell’s has been wrestling with declining soup and juice sales in a market crowded with competitors at the same time that many families are seeking foods they consider healthier and less processed.Earlier this year, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross famously held up a can of Campbell’s soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs were “no big deal.” The company has said that it expects steel and aluminum costs to rise, pushing its overall costs higher.Fourth-quarter profit plunged 70 per cent to $94 million, or 31 cents per share, as surging costs outpaced a revenue boost. Still, the results topped Wall Street expectations.Sales rose 33 per cent to $2.22 billion, but fell short of forecasts.In premarket trading, shares of the company slipped 2.4 per cent to $39.05. Shares are down nearly 17 per cent in the year to date.last_img read more

North Peace Secondary School open for Thursday

first_imgNPSS was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to a burst pipe that had caused damage to an electrical unit in the building.For more updates and information, you can visit the School District’s website at FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has announced that North Peace Secondary School will be open again on Thursday, February 14.Dave Sloan, School District 60 Superintendent, says they have a contingency plan to resume instruction at the School, which includes running a generator.“We have a contingency plan to resume instruction. The building is being powered by a diesel generator. We still have on-going repairs to the building’s main transformer to be completed.”last_img read more

Huawei wants India to remove hurdles for 5G spectrum

first_imgShenzhen: Chinese telecom equipment major Huawei on Tuesday said that India should address the constraints in the spectrum availability to make 5G technology-based services a success in the country. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of the Huawei Global Analysts Summit 2019 here Huawei Executive Director David Wang, who is also the company’s ICT strategy head, also pointed out that the Indian telecom market is currently faced with excess competition. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “Huawei would like to see India become more attractive in terms of 5G. We hope to see more changes in the Indian market..there is lack of spectrum for 5G operators which could affect the services. If the constraints present in the 4G is there in 5G as well, then these constraints might hamper growth,” Wang said. Huawei Deputy Chairman Ken Hu said some of the growth irritants of 4G in India should not be repeated. These problems had made it difficult for telcos to make profits with the 4G spectrum in the face of excessive competition in the telecom services market. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “If operators are struggling to make profits under 4G, I wonder how will they become profitable in 5G. Competition in Indian market is overheated”, Ken said. “My personal view is that for a very long time after 4G deployment, eMBB will be the main scenario. If operators are already struggling to gain profits on eMBB scenario under 4G, then I wonder how do they make profits under 5G””, he added. eMBB, or enhanced Mobile Broadband, is one of the three sets of used cases defined for 5G. Huawei which has faced security concerns in some parts of Europe and in the US, said that it is already in the Indian government’s invitee list for 5G trials, as and when these take place. “We were invited by the Indian government last year to conduct field trials for 5G and also participated in used cases and researches with operators in India. Huawei is deeply engaged with the Indian market on 5G,” Wang said. “India is similar to China and other growing markets in terms of requirements and ICT and is an important market for us”, he added. Huawei has undertaken 5G demo trials, alongwith Airtel and Reliance Jio, at the Indian Mobile Congress. India’s Department of Telecom so far has not taken any decision on the time period for 5G trials as the telecom operators have differences over the quantum of spectrum to be allotted and the duration of the field exercise. While the operators demand a one-year minimum period for trial, the government says it only allot spectrum for 90-day trials. The Indian telecom services market is facing severe competition, with a tariff war unleashed by Reliance Jio already affecting telcos’ bottomlines. They are already complaining about the high high reserve price of the next spe4ctrum auction slated to take place later this year. Huawei has been present in India since the last decade in the telecom equipment business and has so far worked with Airtel and BSNL. It faces completion from fellow Chinese rival ZTE, Korean major Samsung, and the European firms Ericsson and Nokia.last_img read more

Bengal braces for stormy weekend as Fani approaches

first_imgKolkata: With less than 24 hours left for Cyclone Fani to make landfall in neighbouring Odisha coast, the West Bengal government and civic bodies on Thursday worked on war footing to cope with the storm set to travel across state starting early Saturday. The state government and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation are bracing for a severely stormy weekend. During the day decision was taken to shift people living in low lying areas to safer places. Schools were asked to prepone summer vacations as Fani hovered around 835 km southwest of Kolkata and 650 km south-southwest of Digha. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “We have heard that the cyclone has turned towards Bengal and it will also hit Kolkata. But people should not panic unnecessarily. All precautionary steps are being taken to prevent any loss of life,” city mayor Firhad Hakim told the reporters. With squally winds at 70 to 80 kmph gusting up to 100 kmph expected to accompany showers starting late Friday, advertisers have been ‘instructed to remove hoardings’ which could prove dangerous, Hakim said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Steps were also afoot to ‘accommodate occupants of dilapidated buildings in nearby schools’. Heavy to very heavy rains were predicted over Medinipur, 24 South Parganas, Kolkata, Howrah, Bankura, Hooghly and Bardhaman, the Skymet said. By Saturday, rains will cover central parts of the state — Krishnanagar, Birbhum, Murshidabad, and Malda. Skymet has predicted light to moderate rains, along with one or two heavy spells over these areas. By Sunday, the cyclonic storm Fani was expected to lose strength and move towards Bangladesh. As a result, weather would gradually start clearing up over the entire state, the weather forcaster said. Hawkers have been instructed to keep away from the streets. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has formed a team along with various departments like the Police and Disaster Management to monitor the measures being initiated to prevent any untoward happenings. “The pumping stations will be on alert mode from Friday. The Public Health Engineering Department is ready with water pouches and relief materials,” Hakim added. “We are requesting all the schools to declare holiday, especially on Saturday. The corporation schools have already given a circular for holiday till Saturday,” he said. The state Education Department issued a circular to the schools to prepone the summer holidays in government and government aided schools and requested the ICSE and CBSE board schools to do the same. The district administrations in the coastal areas were constantly announcing the precaution and measure that every person must take to avoid any accident or disaster. “The cyclone is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, around Puri during May 3 afternoon with a maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph,” the Regional Meteorological Centre here said in a special bulletin. Also, power and communication poles most likely to get uprooted, kutcha and pucca roads damaged, railway services disrupted and there could be widespread damages to standing crops and plantations, it said. The East Midnapore District administration has been asked to take all preventive measures and maintain a strict vigil on the Digha, Mandarmani and other beaches so as to stop visitors from bathing during the next three days as the sea would be turbulent. Steps have been taken in the coastal areas of Digha to prevent people from going near the sea.last_img read more

‘Economic growth, high disposable income to aid banks’ deposit mobilisation’

first_imgMumbai: Accelerating the rate of growth of the economy and disposable incomes holds the key to higher deposit mobilisation by the banking system, says an RBI paper. The slowdown in bank deposit growth in the recent period alongside a revival of credit demand raised concerns about a structural liquidity gap in the system, possibly amplified by substitution effects of small savings and mutual funds on bank deposits in the aftermath of demonetisation, as per an article published in the latest monthly bulletin of the RBI. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraTo address the issue of structural liquidity gap, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in recent months took several initiatives including Open Market Operations and dollar rupee swap auction. The article highlighted that the widening wedge between credit and deposit growth is triggering concerns about a structural liquidity gap in the system, which can throw sand in the wheels of the financial intermediation process through which deposits are converted into productive investments by way of lending, thereby greasing the wheels of the economy. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”Outstanding deposits of scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) at Rs 1,25,726 billion as on March 31, 2019 accounted for 128.7 per cent of outstanding bank credit (lower than 132.5 per cent a year ago), reflecting the tightening of financial conditions on account of low deposit growth,” it said. Noting that the bank deposits remain an important part of the financial savings of households and key to the financing of bank lending, it said deposit growth is picking up in recent months in a cyclical upturn since December 2018, which is overwhelming a trend slowdown that has been underway since October 2009. “The latter warrants policy consideration since deposit mobilisation is fundamental to India’s bankbased system of financial intermediation. Empirical evidence puts forward several interesting facts about the behaviour of bank deposits,” it said. First, it underscores the income as its most important determinant, both in the short-and in the long-run, it said. It further noted that interest rate matters for deposit mobilisation but only at the margin and financial inclusion has a boosting effect on deposit mobilisation over the long-run suggesting expansion of bank branches in unbanked areas. Besides, substitution effects associated with Sensex returns for deposit growth are limited to the short-run, warranting a careful appraisal of regulatory reforms and tax arbitrage, even as efforts need to be intensified to make both more market determined. “In the final analysis, therefore, accelerating the rate of growth of the economy and disposable incomes holds the key to higher deposit mobilisation by the banking system,” it said. The RBI in a disclaimer said that views are of authors and do not represents the views of the central bank.last_img read more

Terrelle Pryor undergoes successful surgery on injured foot

Sugar Bowl MVP Terrelle Pryor had surgery Friday to “stabilize a ligament” in his right foot, an Ohio State spokesman confirmed to The Lantern. Pryor tweeted about 4:30 p.m., “Surgery successful.” At noon on Saturday, Pryor posted, “I’m doing good. Resting. Foot up. Can’t do much but lay around. And write in my journal.” Pryor injured his foot during the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 31-26 win over Arkansas. He sat out a play on OSU’s penultimate drive, replaced by backup Joe Bauserman. Pryor was limping considerably following the game and said he was in a lot of pain. The junior quarterback threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 115 yards against the Razorbacks. Pryor is one of five OSU players suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season after the NCAA learned those players sold memorabilia to the owner of a Columbus tattoo parlor in 2009. NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from receiving benefits based on their personae. Pryor said repeatedly that he will return to OSU for his senior season. Coach Jim Tressel made the five suspended players pledge to return before granting them permission to travel with the team to New Orleans for the bowl game. read more

Commentary NBC Sports Network big upgrade over Fox Soccer

Last week was the start of something new for American fans of the English Premier League; it was also the start of something great. For years now, Fox Soccer Channel has dictated how we watched a sport loved across the world, but after the debut of NBC Sports Group coverage of the EPL on Aug. 17, I believe we can now breathe a sigh of relief.Back in October 2012, NBC Sports Network bought the rights to show EPL matches when it outbid Fox and ESPN, although Fox will still carry the UEFA Champions League and ESPN, the Fifa World Cup, who had been airing the matches together for nearly two decades, with a bid of roughly $250 million. I never had anything against the way Fox broadcasted the matches at the time, but after experiencing NBCSN, I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that I don’t want it to go back to the way it was.When Fox Soccer aired the matches, you were required to have a Fox Soccer 2 Go subscription if you wanted to watch any matches that were not aired live on TV. This subscription could be purchased in two separate ways. A monthly subscription would have cost you $19.99 per month, or you could opt to pay for the subscription annually, paying $169.99, saving you roughly $70 a year. With this subscription, you gained access to watch thousands of matches from the EPL to the Champions League on your computer and mobile devices, but it cost you a pretty penny.This brings me to the best part of NBCSN coverage of the EPL. Not only will NBCSN air all 380 EPL matches, but they also offer both Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra at no extra cost to everyone who has NBC Sports. Premier League Extra Time is a collection of extra channels that air any match not shown on an NBCUniversal designated channel and NBC Sports Live Extra offers EPL viewers the capability to stream every match live using a desktop or a mobile device for no extra charge. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is supported by both Apple iOS and Android.This may sound too good to be true for EPL fans, but currently the only downside to NBCSN airing the matches is that not every cable provider is currently carrying NBCSN. However, NBCSN claims on its website that it is working hard on adding other providers to a list that already contains WOW!, AT&T U-Verse, DISH and DirecTV.NBCSN is receiving positive feedback from fans too, as last weekend’s EPL debut earned an average of 792,000 viewers and the best rating for an EPL opening weekend in the U.S. with a 0.8. These numbers show a 43 percent increase from last year when the matches were still shown on Fox Soccer. This significant increase is due partly to the sport gaining more fans across the U.S. but also because of the coverage offered by NBCSN. read more