Castro Begins HUD Confirmation Hearings

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Castro Begins HUD Confirmation Hearings Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Castro Begins HUD Confirmation Hearings Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Confirmation Hearings HUD Julian Castro Senate Banking Committee 2014-06-17 Tory Barringer Previous: HOPE NOW: Loan Mods Reach 7 Million Mark; 42k in April Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/18/2014 Related Articles San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the president’s pick to replace Shaun Donovan as secretary of HUD, appeared to breeze through his first nomination challenge Tuesday as he fielded questions from the Senate Banking Committee.Appearing before the committee for his nomination hearing, Castro, whose work in San Antonio includes an initiative to spark private investment for the production of thousands of additional housing units in the city in 2014 alone, opened his testimony with reassurances that his leadership would have HUD focusing on “outcomes, not only inputs.””We shouldn’t just track projects and dollars spent. We must measure those investments by the impact they make,” he said.Facing questions from the group of senators, Castro addressed the current stability and role of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which had to take a $1.7 billion bailout last year for the first time in its history as a result of losses suffered from mortgages insured as the housing market collapsed.Noting that FHA’s financial position has improved as a result of changes adopted by the agency, Castro admitted “there can be action taken to ensure that the FHA stays on a positive track,” though he was non-specific regarding any plans.In the wake of the housing and foreclosure crisis, the agency has drawn no small amount of fire from critics who say its standards have become too loose on loans it insures.Edward Pinto, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and one of FHA’s most vocal critics, says the problem lies in four areas: too-low credit scores, minimal down payments, high acceptable debt ratios, and long terms that prevent wealth building.”The combination of all that risk-layering leads to very high default rates,” Pinto said, noting nearly one in eight FHA loans went through foreclosure in the nearly 40-year period from 1975 to 2011. “That’s an unacceptable level of calamity that FHA has put on low- and moderate-income homebuyers.”Nevertheless, in his hearing, Castro seemed confident the agency is moving in the direction it needs to be moving.”My perspective … is that we achieve this balance to stay within the mission of the FHA, the historic mission to ensure that first-time homebuyers, that folks of modest means who are creditworthy, that they have the opportunity to reach the American Dream of homeownership,” he said. “At the same time, we have policies to ensure that what happened a couple of years ago does not happen again.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Confirmation Hearings HUD Julian Castro Senate Banking Committee June 17, 2014 776 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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The marinade was the first to start buying products from small agricultural producers. Large retail chains also joined the initiative

first_imgI hope that we will learn a lesson when this extraordinary situation around the coronavirus passes and that we will finally connect small agricultural producers, ie our production, with our market. Also, a big, if not the main role is played by consumers, who dictate the entire market with their demand and behavior. Also, this will be a real opportunity to finally connect blue and green Croatia. Photo: Pexels.com Also, Matijevic adds that in the current situation necessarily take care of a secure and sufficient supply of the population, which they as a company do. “It is especially important to take care of small farmers who are now in challenging times. We must not allow them to stop working, because they are an important link for achieving self-sufficiency in the future.”, Matijevic emphasized. The company’s headquarters are in Slatina, where one of the most modern production plants for pasteurized fruits and vegetables in the region is located, and small producers who want to place their goods in retail chains, from Marinada are invited to feel free to contact the company’s purchasing centers. Virovitica, Varaždin, Donji Miholjac, Zagreb and Opuzen. Interested farmers can contact the distributors of PIK Vinkovci, Marinada and Fragarija, who will purchase and deliver to Konzum. After five days from Marinada, they report that the response is very good and that they have communicated with over 100 producers so far, and the cooperation has been realized with about 40 of them. “So far, most of the chard, lettuce and spring onions have been bought, among the products that are now in season, and of course we are ready to buy everything else that follows seasonally.”, Matijevic points out The initiative of Marinada was also recognized by large retail chains With this initiative, we are ready to offer our purchasing capacities and sales network to those who do not have the possibility of marketing their products, Konzum points out and adds: “Fruits and vegetables of Croatian origin already account for over 80 percent of turnover in this category in Konzum, and through a new initiative we are ready to offer our purchasing capacities and sales network to those who do not have the opportunity to market their products after closing the markets. in the markets, citizens will soon be able to continue shopping in Konzum stores throughout Croatia” For all details about the placement of your goods in retail chains, contact the company Marinada HERE The quarantine and closure of markets to prevent the spread of coronavirus has particularly affected small farmers, who no longer have access to an important sales channel and thus endanger their livelihoods. At the same time, the Marinada launched an initiative for other production organizers and purchasers to do the same, with an appeal to retail chains to accept such goods. SPAR will buy fruits and vegetables from small producers Thus, they invited all family farms from Marinada to contact them in order to take over and deliver the products of Croatian agricultural producers to the market. “We are ready to react by buying fruits and vegetables from agricultural producers, whether they are our subcontractors or not, we standardize the product as much as possible and deliver it to the market. ” said Marinada owner Denis Matijevic. To further help small domestic farmers who, due to the emergency situation, can no longer sell their products in the markets, SPAR invites all small producers to contact them to ensure the placement of their products on the shelves of SPAR and INTERSPAR stores. “Products from more than 40 small domestic producers and family farms can be found on our shelves. In addition, we cooperate with small producers of fruits and vegetables through our brand “Croatian Gardens”. We invite all small producers of fruits and vegetables who can no longer place their products on the markets to contact us directly on 01 2410 900 “They point out from SPAR. Clusters, connectivity, quality standard, branding – this is the only real step towards the development of agriculture and tomorrow’s merger with tourism. Be sure that the competition will strengthen its production, and if we want to, it is up to us. “The initiative was readily accepted by the retail chains Konzum and Spar, which will place these goods according to customers, and it is expected that others will be included, given the positive reactions.”Concludes Matijević. Soon, various Facebook neighborhood, city, county groups appeared as online markets that in one place promote local family farms and their offer and connect them directly with customers. Also, various IT companies have created small web shops to help family farms, in order to facilitate communication and sales. But since the beginning of the week, among the first, if not the first, Marinada – a leading company in the region in the production, processing, purchase and sale of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, launched a campaign to buy small producers to help small family farms . First and foremost we need to provide irrigation, greenhouses, increase efficiency, technology, ensure sufficient quantities, standardize quality, and later storage, cold storage, delivery and only then comes the question of the price of the product itself. The cluster model is the only market model that works, and we are just beginning to raise awareness of the same. Konzum will buy fruits and vegetables from small domestic producers who sold their products at markets. Currently, in the whole paradigm, price plays the last role. Find out more about the added value in tourism in the attachment below. Good response to the Marinade initiative: The purchase of chard, lettuce and spring onions has started Opportunity to reset Konzum will also open a much-needed sales channel to small domestic producers after the markets close. But to achieve this, we need to start dealing with the strategic development of agriculture. On the one hand we have exact consumption and demand every year through tourism (20 million arrivals and 100 million overnight stays), and on the other hand production. So we just need to connect the two points. It is insane and counter-productive that we encourage imports through tourism, and thus import basic products such as eggs, eggs, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.… this is the added value of tourism that we chronically lack. last_img read more

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Be a ‘buddy’ and help your golf club grow

first_img Tags: Membership, Volunteers Golf clubs across England can now tap into a wide range of resources in order to launch their own volunteer ‘buddy’ scheme for new golfers.In particular, clubs will be able to call on England Golf to stage ‘buddy workshops’ at their facility.These workshops, run by knowledgeable England Golf club support officers, will teach existing members – already enthusiastic about the club they love – how best to support the journey of newcomers at their facility.Clubs should not underestimate the powers of positivity that can be generated by existing members when it comes to the golfer recruitment process.Golfers new to a club and unsure of their surroundings will quickly get into the swing of things with a designated buddy by their side and soon be ready to enjoy everything the sport has to offer.England Golf’s nationwide network of CSOs are on hand to help clubs access a range of resources and advice including recruitment support, editable posters, role descriptions, role guidance and provision of a buddy workshop model.Clubs that already have introduced volunteer buddies for new golfers have found that it makes a huge difference to the settling-in process.Not only is any newcomer sure to feel an immediate benefit from having a friendly face to show them the ropes, they are also more likely to take up full membership.They may even encourage their friends to join them if they have a wholly enjoyable experience from the minute they arrive at the front door.Matt Bloor, England Golf’s volunteer manager, said: “There is always great excitement whenever you join a new club or start playing a new sport for the first time.“Sometimes, though, it can also be a bit daunting.“That’s where a buddy scheme can really make a huge impact. Experienced golfers take for granted the way their club operates, but everyone else has to find their feet.“Having a knowledgeable and friendly buddy on hand can really help to break the ice.“Sometimes new golfers do not want to trouble the professional staff with every little query. They may not have the confidence just to approach a stranger in the clubhouse.“It can be something simple as learning your way about the locker rooms and clubhouse, using the practice ground facilities and signing in at the pro shop.“Having a buddy assigned to new golfers also helps get them out onto the course quickly, meet a new social group and start to get a buzz out of playing.“Golf clubs work incredibly hard to recruit new members and make their club as attractive as possible – but making sure they feel relaxed once they are through the door is just as important.“Golf clubs can be daunting places if you don’t know anyone or aren’t a confident player.“We’ve found members are more than willing to be a buddy, as it’s not too onerous a job.“A lot of golfers are justifiably proud of their club and these individuals are priceless when it comes to creating a positive impression.”For more details on England Golf resources, clubs should contact their CSO or click here for more details on the volunteer buddies scheme. 2 Mar 2020 Be a ‘buddy’ and help your golf club grow last_img read more

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Bomber errors come back to haunt squad in Grand Forks

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers started slow but finished with a bang, edging Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 11-10 at the Wolves High School Invitational Baseball Tournament Saturday in Grand Forks.John Barabonoff, surrendering four runs while giving up three walks and fanning two batters, was stellar in relief, pitching a one-hitter, to lead the Bombers to the narrow win over the Storm.“The team played shorthanded again with hockey and the music festival taking players (away),” said Bomber head coach Ron Mace after finishing the weekend with a 1-2 record.Daine Olenek started the game and went 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on six hits and four strikeouts. LVR committed five errors.LVR opened the tournament losing a pair of games Friday, 9-3 to the host Wolves and 14-4 to the Storm.Connor Bojey struggled on the mound for LVR, giving up all nine runs — only one earned. Bojey finished the game with two hits, three walks and three strikeouts.Eric Madore pitched the final inning in relief to retired the Wolves.LVR had five different players knock out hits, including Mateo Pipe with his first hit of the season.The Bombers then fell victim to the Storm in the opening game between the two clubs.Cole Laughton started the game and took the loss for LVR. Barabonoff once again pitched in relief.The pitchers received no help from the rest of the team as LVR committed whopping 10 errors.Pipe, Brandon Hufty, Chris Mahe and Clay Rickaby all had hits for LVR.Wednesday, LVR travels to Grand Forks to play a doubleheader against the Wolves.The Wolves return to face LVR at Queen Elizabeth Park Tuesday, May 10 with the first pitch at noon. [email protected]last_img read more

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Shroud of Turin Debate Reopens

first_imgThe shroud was from the 13th century, concluded earlier researchers, using carbon 14 dating methods.  Now, other experts are claiming the methods were flawed, because the researchers dated a mended patch made by medieval monks.  The BBC News reports a new claim that it is older than thought: between 1300 and 3000 years old.  National Geographic News says the new tests, published in a peer-reviewed journal, “greatly increase the possibility that the shroud may be as old as Christianity itself.”We’ll leave it to others to debate whether the Shroud of Turin dates from the time of Christ or not.  Even if so, whether it was the burial shroud of Christ is a separate question.  Suffice it to say that adherents on both sides had their experts, but experts are only human.  Scientific results don’t exist in a vacuum.  Fallible humans must interpret them.(Visited 137 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Championing the children of fire

first_imgFire survivor Musa ZwaneImage: Khanyi MagubaneKhanyi MagubaneGrade 11 learner Musa Zwane is relieved it’s Friday afternoon and school is done for the week. At least, he thinks, he won’t have to deal with spiteful comments from his classmates for two days.Eighteen-year-old Zwane from Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, is a shack fire survivor. When he was three years old, he sustained first-degree burns when a fire broke out inside his family’s shack. Although he’s been living with the disfigurement for 15 years, he still deals with the emotional pain of being taunted by other children.“Today at school I was called ‘fried roast meat.’ This hurt my feelings, because the comments came from someone I thought was a friend,” he says with sadness in his voice.According to statistics by Childsafe, an organisation helping parents understand child injuries and take preventative measures, injury is the leading cause of death and disability among South African children. The leading external causes of fatal injuries to children are firearm injuries, burns, motor vehicle accidents and drowning. While more than 70% of childhood injuries occur in and around children’s homes, the statistics also show that more than 80% of childhood injuries can be prevented.Ali Gule is the founding member of the non-profit organisation Safey in Action. The organisation, similar to Childsafe, teaches children safety skills, particularly in South Africa’s black townships. Gule says they teach children how to react when a fire breaks out – including how to protect themselves.The programme also equips the children with skills to use in other areas of their lives. They are taught social skills, taught not to talk to strangers and how to recognise inappropriate behaviour from an adult. Health issues are also covered, such as teaching children how to wash their hands properly and the benefits of living in a clean environment.Gule says they are hoping to take the children overseas, to experience life in another country, but also, they would be keen to meet with other children who have been victims of fire.Zwane says even though the malicious comments made by his classmates are now far in between, they still hurt.“It’s hard for me when they call me names, because I wasn’t born like this. But I have to find a way to make it work, because I’m not the type of person who doesn’t like to talk to others. I’m very outspoken.”He says even though he’s generally a positive person, sometimes his classmates make it difficult for him to cope. “I am a human being, and I think they have to treat me like a normal person, not a creature. I hate it because it brings down my self-esteem and self-image”Therapy for shack fire survivorsIn a bid to address the emotional scars of the children, in December 2007 Safety in Action took 20 fire-scarred kids on a four-day therapy camp to the Kruger National Park. Psychologists and social workers were roped into the event, sponsored by the Department of Education. Many of the children were being continually taunted at school and were reluctant to continue with their education.Although the aim of the camp was to address the emotional needs of the children, the programme focused on fun-orientated activities, which the children would find easy to participate in.Children were taught to overcome their fears by learning how to swim, which can be a daunting task if you come from an environment where facilities such as swimming pools are not available. The different activities were then used as a metaphor to teach the children more about dealing with emotional pain, having constructive outlets and standing up for themselves.The Mpumalanga provincial branch of Childline was also involved in the camp, bringing in mind-exercising games, which enabled the children to expand their thinking capacities. The kids were also taken on a game drive.Zwane benefited from the camp, and is looking forward to completing high school. “I want to study graphic design, but my real passion is fashion design,” he says with excitement. “I want to design beautiful dresses, and my preferred fabric to use is silk,”. Zwane is also looking forward to learning how to drive, and to leading a normal teenage life.Shack fires and childrenThe disfigurement of children from shack fires is of grave concern in South Africa, making organisations such as Children of Fire crucial. With its sister organisation Children of Fire International, the organisation was founded at the initiative of Bronwen Jones, a British engineering geologist and author.In 1996, in a Johannesburg hospital, Jones met Dorah Mokoena, an infant who had been terribly disfigured by a squatter camp shack fire at the age of seven months. Jones, her son Tristan and his friend Thobeka befriended the baby.Mokoena’s biological mother Margaret abandoned her for more than three years but was reunited with her daughter after Jones’s relentless efforts. But the reunion was short lived. Two years later, the little girl’s mother abandoned her again. Mokoena, who turns 14 in April, now lives full time in the Children of Fire home.In September 2001, Children of Fire’s frequent work in Alexandra, and particularly the shack-fire deaths of three children, led the organisation to further investigate the root causes of fires in the severely overcrowded township. The result was Umashesha (a Zulu word meaning to be quick, or one that is quick), a programme aiming to educate people about avoidable danger and get them to look after themselves and their community. It also involves training in first aid and in fire fighting and prevention. The programme also trains individuals who go on to become public educators and safety workers in their local communities.Useful linksChildren’s fire and burn trust Childsafe Paraffin safety association of Southern AfricaSA bureau of standards new laws for paraffin stoves and heaterslast_img read more

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Watch: Milestones in Mandela’s long walk

first_imgOn 10 December 2013, tens of thousands of South Africans gathered at the massive FNB Stadium outside Soweto for a memorial to Nelson Mandela. (Image: GCIS)• How to remember Nelson Mandela on 5 December• Memories of Mandela • Mandela’s memories of Qunu, his childhood village • Tutu leads Mandela memorial at Centre of Memory • In their own words: leaders and friends remember Mandela • South Africa issues Nelson Mandela commemorative stampStaff writerAs we commemorate a year since the death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela on 5 December 2013, we look back at significant moments in his life and struggle, told partly in his own words.21 June 1961: British ITN reporter Brian Widlake met Mandela, then on the run from the police, to conduct the first ever TV interview with the future president of South Africa. In it, Mandela asserted his commitment to non-racialism: “We have made it very clear in our policy that South Africa is a country of many races. There is room for all the various races in this country.”Later he explained why liberation movements had been forced to move from peaceful protest to violence as a tool of struggle. “There are many people who feel it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence, against a government whose reply is only savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.”Watch Nelson Mandela’s first-ever TV interview: 20 April 1964: Charged with sabotage, Mandela delivered a statement from the dock during his trial in Pretoria that revealed the depth of his resolve in the fight against apartheid and his willingness to lay down his life in an effort to end white racist rule.“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people,” Mandela said. “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”The last sentence referred to the real possibility that Mandela and his fellow defendants would be sentenced to death. As it turned out, they were given life in prison.Listen to Nelson Mandela’s full stament from the dock at the Rivonia Trial: 11 February 1990: Mandela walked out of South Africa’s Victor Verster prison near Cape Town after 27 years in captivity, holding hands with his wife, Winnie Mandela. He held up his fist and smiled broadly. Mandela’s release after so long was almost inconceivable for delighted supporters who erupted in cheers as hundreds of journalists pressed forward. The world watched the rousing occasion live on television. Because of Mandela’s decades-long confinement, few people knew what he looked like, until photos of him were published in national newspapers a few days before. Mandela said he was flabbergasted by the reception.“When I was among the crowd I raised my right fist, and there was a roar. I had not been able to do that for 27 years and it gave me a surge of strength and joy,” Mandela wrote. He also recalled: “As I finally walked through those gates to enter a car on the other side, I felt– even at the age of 71– that my life was beginning anew.”Watch Nelson Mandela walk out of Victor Verster Prison: 10 December 1993: Nelson Mandela and then-president of South Africa FW de Klerk jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for their contributions to the end of apartheid. Mandela dedicated the prize to all the people who fought against “the violence” of apartheid. He pledged to continue in his fight towards the noble goal of “a society which recognises that all people are born equal, with each entitled in equal measure to life, liberty, prosperity, human rights and good governance”.Watch Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk receive the Nobel Peace Prize: 27 April 1994: Nelson Mandela cast his vote in South Africa’s first democratic election. Millions of others queued for hours to vote for the first time in their lives.He said after the vote: “This is for all South Africans, an unforgettable occasion. It is the realisation of hopes and dreams that we have cherished over decades. The dreams of a South Africa which represents all South Africans. It is the beginning of a new era. We have moved from an era of pessimism, division, limited opportunities, turmoil and conflict. We are starting a new era of hope, reconciliation and nation building.”Watch Nelson Mandela vote at Ohlange: 10 May 1994: Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa after democratic elections, taking the oath of office at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the South African capital. Leaders and other dignitaries from around the world attended the historic occasion, which offered many South Africans another chance to celebrate in the streets.At the close of his inauguration speech, Mandela said: “Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world,” he said. “Let freedom reign. The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement! God bless Africa! Thank you.”Watch the full news broadcast of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration: 24 June 1995: Mandela strode onto the field at the Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg, wearing South African colours and bringing the mostly white crowd of more than 60 000 to their feet. They chanted “Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!” as the president congratulated the victorious home team in a moment that symbolised racial reconciliation.Mandela’s decision to wear the Springbok emblem, the symbol once hated by blacks, conveyed the message that rugby, for so long shunned by the black population, was now for all South Africans.The moment was portrayed in Invictus, a Hollywood movie directed by Clint Eastwood. The film tells the story of South Africa’s transformation under Mandela’s leadership through the prism of sport.Watch Nelson Mandela at the 1995 Rugby World Cup: 29 November 2003: South Africa reportedly has the highest number of people living with HIV/Aids in the world, an issue that has torn apart lives, families and entire communities. Mandela played a significant role in creating awareness and removing the stigma associated with HIV and Aids in South Africa. A series of music concerts took the world by storm in the 2000s – they were called 46664 after Mandela’s prison identification number. At the first concert, which took place in 2003, Mandela said: “Aids is no longer just a disease; it is a human rights issue.”Watch Nelson Mandela’s speech at the 46664 concert: 11 July 2010: A smiling Mandela waved to the crowd at the Soccer City stadium at the closing ceremony of the Fifa World Cup, whose staging in South Africa allowed the country, and the continent, to shine on one of the world’s biggest stages. Mandela appeared frail as he was driven in a golf cart alongside his wife, Graca Machel.Mandela had kept a low profile during the month-long tournament, deciding against attending the opener on 11 June after the death of his great-grand daughter in a traffic accident following a World Cup concert.The former president did not address the crowd on that emotional day in the stadium. It was his last public appearance.Watch Nelson Mandela at South Africa 2010 World Cup:last_img read more

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Killing Them Softly Promotion

first_imgThanks to our friends at Hoyts Distribution, Touch Football Australia has 10 double passes to give away to see the new Brad Pitt film ‘Killing Them Softly’, which is only at the movies from Thursday, 11 October. When their illegal card game is held up, and the life blood of the criminal economy is on the verge of collapse, the mafia calls in enforcer Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) to fix the situation. Navigating between his indecisive crime bosses and the dim witted lowlifes behind the heist, Cogan moves to restore order, and protect his interests before the situation spirals out of control.For your chance to win a double pass, either ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and tell us why you’d like to see this film. The best 10 answers will receive a double pass and TFA will be in contact with you if you are a winner. Please click on the links below to be directed to our social media pages:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliawww.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Related LinksKilling Them Softlylast_img read more

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Historic Day For Touch Football

first_img“The women’s match between the Roosters and the Sea Eagles couldn’t be a more fitting curtain-raiser leading into the second match of Saturday between the Roosters and Sea Eagles.” The game will commence at 6:06pm. “Rugby League is moving into our finals series and the Touch Football season has just started. “Tomorrow’s match is a great demonstration of why the new partnership between the NRL and Touch Football Australia works so well,” NRL General Manager League Integration and Game Development, Mr Andrew Hill. The reigning Vawdon Cup champions will play an exhibition match against the Manly Sea Eagles, just a month after the NRL and Touch Football Australia announced an historic sporting partnership representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport.center_img “People can now get involved in our sport all year round. For the first time, women’s Touch Football will be played during an NRL Finals Series with the champion Eastern Suburbs Sydney Roosters taking centre-stage tomorrow during the NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series double-header at Allianz Stadium. Related LinksWomen’s Game at NRL Finalslast_img read more

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10 months agoExciting youngster Quina wants Watford stay

first_imgExciting youngster Quina wants Watford stayby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford winger Domingos Quina is very pleased with life at the club.The youngster was seen as someone for the future when he was bought from West Ham United this summer.But he has already impressed in the games where he has gotten a chanceWhen asked where he sees himself next year, Quina said: “Watford. Definitely Watford.”And the Portuguese midfielder is excited at the chance to face his old club West Ham.The two sides meet in the Premier League on Saturday.He said to the Watford Observer: “I’m excited to go back there. I want us to go there and I want to do well.”I want to play as many games as I can, not just against West Ham, I want to try to do my best in all of them, so I’m excited to go back there and I hope I play and do well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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