Cut Line: ANGC praise, new Tour Champ format

first_imgThis week’s post-Masters edition applauds Augusta National officials for a proactive break from tradition, Ernie Els’ preemptive team building for this year’s Presidents Cup and the PGA Tour’s peculiar compromise for world ranking points at the Tour Championship. Made Cut Prudence prevails. At Augusta National traditions mean everything. From arguably the largest group of people disconnected from the rest of the world via the club’s no cell phone policy, to the ceremonial first tee shots by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, the Masters is defined by tradition. But on Sunday, officials drastically broke from convention for all the right reasons. With a thunderstorm approaching and the possibility of a Monday finish looming, officials sent threesomes off the first and 10th tees for the final round for the first time in tournament history.  The result was one of the most memorable finishes in Masters history thanks in large part to Tiger Woods. Those traditions are what makes the Masters so special, but it’s decisions like Sunday’s finish that makes the tournament the standard in major championship golf. Golf Central Highlights: Tiger (70) closes out fifth Masters title BY Golf Channel Digital  — April 14, 2019 at 2:25 PM Tiger Woods entered the final round of the Masters just two shots off the lead, and thanks to a final-round 70, he walked off Augusta National’s 18th hole with his 15th major title – and first in 11 years. International endeavor. Next week’s field for the Zurich Classic won’t be official until Friday afternoon, but a glance at the run down reveals an intriguing trend that’s no accident. The two-man team event in New Orleans will feature 14 groups with ties to the International Presidents Cup team, including Jason Day playing with Adam Scott and Branden Grace teamed with fellow South African Justin Harding. In fact, six of the top 10 players on the International points list are in next week’s field and paired with a potential partner for this year’s matches in December, just as captain Ernie Els designed it. “We needed to take this opportunity and try some stuff,” Els told this week. “We couldn’t do all of them because some of the guys were already paired with other partners. We got a nice couple of groupings going. We’re just trying a couple different options. We’ve already started that process. Even in practice rounds, we’re getting guys playing together and allowing them to get to know each other.” Els, who is also playing next week’s event with one of his assistant captains Trevor Immelman, may not be able to stem the U.S. victory tide at Royal Melbourne, but if he does come up short it won’t be from a lack of trying. Tweet of the week: There were many who took to social media to recognize the greatest comeback of our generation on Sunday but McIlroy’s was noteworthy because of what a green jacket would mean to the Northern Irishman. Even in the grips of ultimate disappointment it was impossible not to appreciate the moment. Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF) Finding the point. The new strokes-based format for this year’s Tour Championship will likely take some time for fans and players to embrace, but the World Golf Ranking has finally gotten on board. Well, sort of. The World Ranking board approved a proposal that will award ranking points based on where players would have finished without the new staggered start, which will feature the FedExCup points leader beginning the week at 10 under par followed by the player second on the list at 8 under all the way to No. 30. Had the new format been used last year at East Lake, Woods, who won the event, would have finished second, three strokes behind Justin Rose. This secondary leaderboard will be kept but not published, and World Ranking points will be based on where players would have finished in a normal stroke-play event. The problem with this compromise is that the “one tournament, one leaderboard, one trophy” concept that has been touted by the PGA Tour will now come with a World Ranking asterisk. Schedule snag. This week’s RBC Heritage has arguably its best field ever thanks in large part to RBC’s savvy move of signing a handful of top players (ambassadors) to sponsorship deals, but not every tournament has that luxury. Those who can’t or won’t sway players with sponsorship deals are left to attract fields the old fashioned way and this year’s condensed schedule, which was particularly crowded in the run up to the Masters, proved to be a difficult market. Numerous tournament directors who gathered last week at Augusta National lamented the new reality, with one tournament organizer observing, “something is going to have to give and it’s not getting any easier.” The new schedule was all part of a larger makeover for the Tour to escape football’s long shadow in the fall, which will make the game stronger in the long term. But that notion doesn’t make things any easier for events impacted in the short term. Missed Cut Fifth element. Changes at Augusta National are normally subtle and often go unnoticed, but last week there was one makeover that drew plenty of attention. The fifth hole was lengthened by 40 yards for this year’s Masters, transforming what was already a difficult stop on the outward loop into the week’s most demanding test. No. 5 was the toughest hole last week with a 4.336 stroke average, bumping the 11th hole, which has traditionally been the hardest hole during the tournament, to second, with a 4.247 stroke average. The hole was particularly hard on Woods, who bogeyed it all four days, and when asked his thoughts on the fifth hole Bubba Watson only offered a sheepish grin, “it’s a golf hole.” In golf, even major championship golf, we’ve learned that longer and harder isn’t always better. Augusta National’s fifth hole is certainly longer and harder, but it remains to be seen if it’s better.last_img read more

News / Containerisation – or rather the lack of it – hammers another nail in air cargo’s coffin

© Spongecake “I can’t take an air container to the factory for stuffing. The air industry hasn’t worked it out with Customs. It’s not just the data transfer, it’s the physical process itself.“In air, the transport, handling, and airline all need to transfer the shipment correctly. The ease of handling sea cargo cannot be matched.”It is something that has been noticed, and even could be addressed by Boeing. In December it patented a design for an aircraft which drops down and locks on to a standard sea freight container, although the execution of this idea is likely to remain many years away, if appearing at all.Others argued that the price discrepancy between sea and air would always be the main factor.“Air prices are coming down and it’s becoming more attractive. But sea reliability has only been improving. Quality is very important, and transit times, but at the end of the day it comes down to price,” said Peter Scholten, CEO of Fast Logistics Solutions Group, which specialises in the African market.“In the middle of Africa it’s easier to sell air freight than sea freight – but it’s more expensive, and we are seeing more activity in sea freight.”A supply chain consultant delegate noted that “the supply chain doesn’t add any value to the product. It just protects the product’s value. The value created in the factory must be maintained. So shippers want to spend the least amount of money [while maintaining the value].”With $100 the going rate for a 20-ton shipment from India to Europe by sea, “there’s no way you can say air is the preferred mode”, added Mr Shah.While the air cargo industry was called upon to ensure quality and smoother processes, Des Vertannes, former chief of IATA Cargo and Etihad Cargo, pointed out that most airlines – many of which this year are making record profits from passengers – didn’t have the incentive to do so.“It is also about airlines’ attitudes to cargo. It’s nothing more than a contributing factor [to revenues] for them.”But he also urged the air freight industry to analyse and market its speedy services better. “Air freight has got faster, but there are no KPIs to tell anyone. The traditional air cargo supply chain doesn’t have key milestones and measures.”Sam Katgara, partner of forwarder Jeena & Co, called for airports to introduce benchmarking for services such as handling and Customs efficiency, which would have the added benefit of showing where individual bottlenecks were.The ports industry is currently undergoing a similar process, with increasing amounts of focus on how to measure port productivity. Containerisation – or rather the lack of it – continues to plague the air freight industry, delegates heard at Air Cargo India in Mumbai this week.Falling fuel prices and overcapacity have seen rates drop across the board, making air freight at least marginally more affordable. But rising reliability from shipping lines – and the inherent benefits of containerisation –continue to mean that air freight appeals only to the few.“The sea mode is becoming more efficient and quicker,” said FIATA’s vice president, Keshav Tanna. “There are weekly schedules and it’s exceedingly difficult to market just air freight.”Samir Shah, chairman of the Indian Freight Forwarders’ Association (FFFAI), agreed that the container was a key advantage for sea. By Alex Lennane in Mumbai 26/02/2016 read more

Hull City table bid for Angers forward Nicolas Pepe

first_img Angers forward Nicolas Pepe 1 Hull City have made an offer for Angers forward Nicolas Pepe.The Tigers are on the hunt for attacking reinforcements after Robert Snodgrass joined West Ham for £10million.Pepe has been on Hull’s radar this January and they now look set to make a late swoop for him in the final hours of the transfer window.Indeed, according to reports in France, the Premier League club have made an offer for Pepe on Monday morning.The exact amount of the bid is currently undisclosed but it has previously been stated that Angers want around £7.5million for the 21-year-old.But, as well as Hull, Newcastle and West Brom have expressed an interest in the Ivorian and a scrap for his signature may break out.last_img

Tiny Box Promises To Keep You Anonymous On The Internet

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Anonabox#anonymity#Black Hat#cybersecurity#Kickstarter#nsa#privacy#tor Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… What if anonymizing your Internet use was as easy as plugging in a router? One group of privacy-focused developers is working to make that happen. Their $45 Anonabox is an open-source router that aims to make it simple to reroute all your Internet traffic through an anonymous network, making it much harder for anyone to track you who or where you are from your Internet activity. The project has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal by $250,000 with nearly a month to go.Anonabox uses Tor, an open source privacy solution that encrypts messages through multiple network nodes. Once plugged in, it automatically encrypts all user data through Tor. The box is small enough to fit in a wallet and can be used as a buffer between your laptop and any wired Internet connection to skirt censorship and avoid prying eyes.See also: Building A Raspberry Pi VPN Part One: How And Why To Build A ServerDemand for the Anonabox shows the gap in the market for a simplified solution to Internet privacy. I’ve previously written a tutorial for building a virtual private network that will let you browse anonymously for free, but it took me dozens of steps to explain. Meanwhile, Adafruit’s Onion Pi also uses Tor, but costs twice what Anonabox does and still needs to be built as a kit. Of course, Anonabox’s reliability depends on whether Tor’s software is as anonymizing as it appears. Since 2013, some experts have suspected that the NSA can de-anonymize Tor users. This summer, researchers canceled a talk at the Black Hat security conference in which they were slated to explain how the average person can cheaply do the same.See also: Researchers Won’t Reveal How To Break Tor’s Anonymous Web BrowsingIf Anonabox does fulfill its security promises, it could be the smallest, cheapest, and simplest solution for online anonymnity to date. As August Germar, a security consultant on the project told Wired, it could have far reaching implications for people in countries where Internet access is censored, limited, or strongly policed. “It was important to us that it be portable and small—something you can easily conceal or even throw away if you have to get rid of it,” he said.Update 2:30 Eastern Time: After critics on Reddit questioned the “custom” nature of the Anonabox hardware, Germar clarified to Wired that the router was sourced from a Chinese supplier’s stock board, not an original design. Photo via Anonabox lauren orsinilast_img read more


first_imgRound Eight of the 32nd Annual Vawdon Cup was played at the Bankstown and Tempe venues on Friday 7 September 2007.Sydney’s skies opened up to saturate combatants in the Men’s and Women’s Premier League who battled the difficult conditions to produce quality touch football in key games across the divisions.The round was punctuated by a number of authoritive performances from the competition’s big guns who consolidated their positions at the top of the table, whilst the battle for a final four berth intensified for the teams still in contention.In the Men’s Premier League division, 2006 Vawdon Cup champions the Penrith Panthers shored up their semi-final hopes with a convincing 8-4 victory over their closest rivals on the ladder, the Cronulla Sharks at 7.00pm at Bankstown.The premiers clicked into gear to produce a performance that smacked of desperation and desire, and the significance of the occasion brought out the best in the Panthers.The Cronulla Sharks were in considerable pain post game, disappointed with their meek second half surrender that has potentially cost them a semi-final appearance in the 2007 Vawdon Cup finals series.Penrith came out full of running from the opening whistle, and with all guns blazing, skipped out to a 3-1 lead at half time.Cronulla, knowing they needed to lift after an impassioned half time plea from Coach Tony Trad, conjured the first touchdown after the break to only be down 3-2 with a lot of minutes left to play on the clock.Rival fans braced themselves for what was expected to be a battle to the death for the remainder of the game for the prized final spot in the semi-final line-up.Inexplicably, the Sharkies didn’t aim up, and Penrith handled the situation best, lifting several gears to post four unanswered touchdowns for a 7-2 lead.Cronulla players looked as happy as a worm going fishing when they finally nabbed a couple of consolation touchdowns to make the score 7-4.The Panthers signed off on a dominant performance when they completed the scoring in the shadows of full time to record a confidence boosting 8-4 triumph that now positions them well to claim the final berth in the semi-final race.Veteran Chris Benfield, the talented Moylan brothers Ben and Matt, the gifted Adam Springfield, and National 18 Years Youth squad member Dave Farkas were amongst the Panthers best in a great team performance that could be the turning point in the quest for consistency for the Premiers in 2007.For Cronulla, the evergreen Phil Jarrett, Captain Robbie Brien, and birthday boy Matt Tope tried hard, but had little to celebrate with the loss now creating a “must win” situation this Friday night when the boys form the Shire take on the Canterbury Bulldogs outfit going better than Brett Stewart at Brookie on a Saturday night.In the 8.40pm game at Bankstown, the Hornsby Lions consolidated third spot on the ladder with a hard fought 5-3 win over the gutsy Parramatta Eels.Parramatta got away to the best possible start, scoring in the first set of six for a 1-0 lead.The Eels joy was to be short lived however, as Hornsby replied with a touchdown of their own to square the ledger at 1-1.Ball control was not great, as was to be expected given the torrential rain that had bucketed down, but both teams were guilty of pushing passes unnecessarily in an error riddled first half.The silver lining in the storm cloud that threatened to destroy the contest was the performance of Hornsby’s “Holy Trinity” –  Dylan Hennessey and John and Maurice Kennedy who bankrolled the Young Lions effort.The fleet of foot of the Kennedy twins had the Parramatta defenders resembling bears on roller-skates, slipping and sliding all over the scoreline in the wet conditions.Hennessey danced on the five-metre line to torment the Eels in another outstanding display of footwork and guile that stamps this young man as a future superstar of the sport.Hornsby went to the break 4-1 up and very much in control of the contest.Parramatta coach Glen Fitzgerald rallied his troops in the interval, and his Churchilian half time speech paid immediate dividends with the Eels improving their ball retention and playing out their sets.The Lions went on to a record a 5-3 victory, with the Eel producing an improved second half performance, but unfortunately it was too little, too late.The Eels effort was indicative of their 2007 season, playing in patches, but lacking the consistency to finish off games with sustained periods of quality to ensure victory.Parramatta was best served again by 2007 Australian Men’s Open star Jamie Stowe, Jye Malcolm, and the big hearted Dean”Pumper” Wilbow, who returned to spearhead the Eels just one week after his mother sadly passed away.  The bookies have posted the “no more bets” sign on competition pacesetters the Canterbury Bulldogs chances of annexing the 2007 premiership.Wests, Hornsby, Penrith, and Cronulla will still be framing their chances to claim the coveted crown, but will need to overcome a confident Doggies machine that continues to build week by week into an irresistible force that shows no sign of losing focus or form.The Doggies look to be on track for the minor premiership with another emphatic display with a 10-3 drubbing of the under strength Manly Sea Eagles at Tempe at 8.40pm on Friday night.The Dogs had rattled up a 6-2 lead at the break, courtesy of a purple patch of form by Doggies winger Nick “Midas” Athas who was hit up for his predictions for the Gold Lotto numbers Saturday after his first three touches resulted in a double to himself and the construction of a touchdown to put the Doggies up 3-0 in quick time.Fellow winger Matt Bird was also dominant in attack creating a couple of touchdowns himself and making Top Dog Garry Sonda take a number for use of the Footy in the first half.Despite fielding an eight man team for the second successive week, The Sea Eagles ran enthusiastically with a core group of youngsters led by 15 year-olds Sam Brisby and Daniel Chitty, and debutants Scott Bradley and Blake Vendervolde playing soundly and relishing their opportunity in the top grade.Paul Dwyer, star turn Steve Roberts, and the (self proclaimed) “underrated” Daniel Walsh, were Canterbury’s best players in another impressive performance from the pound puppies.In the late night feature match at 9.30pm at Tempe, 2006 State Cup champions Wests Magpies overcame a determined first half effort from the Eastern Suburbs Roosters to post a 6-2 victory to consolidate second spot on the ladder with two rounds to play.The Roosters bounced out the barriers better than “The Diva” on Cup Day to race to a 2-0 lead in the early exchanges.Easts Christian Frost and 2007 Australian Mixed 30s World Cup lynchpin Manu Wakely dominated early to put the Magpies and the punters on notice that the mud larking Roosters were reveling in the conditions.It took the Magpies some time to get into the game, but the old firm of Australian Men’s Open World Cup kings Jason Stanton and Daniel  “The raging bull” Rushworth combined to bring composure to the 2006 State Cup champions.Rushworth worked well with the consistent Aaron Jones to engineer two touchdowns that got the black and whites rolling.A touchdown against the run of play just before oranges gave Wests a sketchy 3-2 lead at the intermission.During the break the rain intensified along with West’s motivation to lift their second half effort and the Wests boys came out a different team full of running.The Magpies constructed three unanswered touchdowns in a second half that was full of merit, given the difficult conditions.Stanton and Rushworth were asking more questions of the Roosters defence than Ed Phillips does in fast money on Temptation, and Penrith recruit Jason Yee had his best game of the season with a dominant second half display that frameworked the Magpies victory.Easts youngsters Dave Maher, Ken Corbett, and winger Elijah Van Der Kwast who has safer hands than Mark Waugh at second slip, had great games for the Roosters who will now look to finish off their 2007 season with some strong performances to build their 2007 NSWTA State Cup campaign around.In Women’s Premier League action, 2006 Premiers Easts Roosters, currently second on the ladder, produced a better all round performance to bolster their title aspirations with a 3-1 victory over third placed Western Suburbs Magpies in the 7.00pm clash at Tempe.This game shaped as a pivotal contest with both teams needing the win to push their big game bonafides for the business end of the season.The two teams met in an intense encounter earlier in the season and this was an eagerly awaited rematch between two of the competition’s best-credentialed teams.The game was a war of attrition for the first 15 minutes of the half before the Roosters found the chink in the West’s armour to score back to back touchdowns in the final five minutes of the first half to take a 2-0 lead into the break.Wests were without their game breaker Bo De la Cruz, but still had plenty of talent on the park and the impressive Nola Campbell threw a pinpoint cut out to Australian Women’s Open star Stacey Lapham who threw a magic flick pass to Campbell who backed up on the inside to score off the tap-off to put the Magpies back in the contest at 2-1 down.The touchdown stirred Easts into action, and the Roosters focused on securing good field position with the ball in hand and dominating in defence.The concerted defensive pressure, led by Stephanie Sorrensen and Nadina Teskera, bankrolled Easts efforts in the second stanza.Easts Captain Melissa Pitfield produced the game breaking play, scoring through the Wests middle to give the Roosters a 3-1 lead with little time remaining.Pitfield, and fellow Australian Women’s Open legend, Kristy Judd dominated proceedings for a determined Easts outfit who stepped up to the plate to produce the well rounded performance they have been searching for all season. National 20 Years Mixed Squad member Megan Campbell and Peta O’Connor also played well for the defending Vawdon Cup champions.Wests never stopped trying with Stacey Lapham, Nola Campbell, Kim Fretus, and Holly Shorter making every effort to lift the Magpies who will regroup and gear up for the finals series with two round games remaining.The Cronulla Sharks kept their semi-final aspirations alive with a 5-2 defeat of the Penrith Panthers at 7.50pm at Bankstown.It was all hands on deck for the Sharkies who were down many of their regular players on Friday night and took a ten-player roster into the contest.Wingers Georgia Piggott and Jaclyn Morris played the entire game without a substitution to ease the workload on their grateful teammates, who in the end, worked together to handle the tricky weather conditions with aplomb by producing a composed effort across the board.The Sharkies scored first after just four minutes before the youthful Panthers hit back through a set play finished off with a Lisa Clarke long ball to Rebecca Hannon who hit the gap to dot down for a 1-1 scoreline.Cronulla then netted back-to-back touchdowns to go 3-1 up at half time.After the break the Sharkies opened up with two quick touchdowns to race to a 5-1 lead.The Panthers needed to stop the rot, and talented youngster Haylee ‘Hendo” Henderson stepped up to the plate. Henderson burst out of acting half to create a touchdown for winger Katrina Howley to make the score 5-2 at full time.Cronulla winger Georgia Piggott was best on ground for the Sharkies with young middle Jenna “Squirt” Cell showing great composure in the trenches for the Shire girls who have now maintained an even footing with Wollongong going into the last two rounds in the battle for fourth spot with the “Young Divas”.Kasey Garner and Haylee Henderson were the Panthers best in an improved showing that will hold the young Panthers line-up in good stead for the remainder of the season.The Canterbury Bulldogs put another brick in the wall in their premiership bid for 2007 with a comfortable 6-2 win over the Wollongong Devils at Tempe at 7.50pm.The competition’s high flyers were always in control and produced some brilliant play, making a mockery of the difficult weather conditions.The rampant Doggies put the bite on the unsuspecting Wollongong combination that had no answer to the confident ball play of the undefeated blue and whites.Canterbury went to the break comfortable 6-0 leaders.The Young Divas were cheering for the half time hooter to sound to call a halt to the first half carnage so that they could take stock and regain their composure for an improved second half showing.The wounds were treated in the break and the Devils were determined to not leak any more points in the second half.Wollongong collected two second half touchdowns out wide after some good lead up work from the inform Jess Mc Call and Nicole ‘Captain Serro’ Beck who blitzed the Dogs from acting half to create touchdowns for their wingers.The ‘Gong girls addressed their defensive issues in the second half, but the fat lady was already tucked up asleep at home, having made her exit from the fields at half-time in the one-sided contest.For the Dogs, model of consistency Belinda Grech, Aussie Women’s Open gun Claire “Bear” Winchester, and the hard working Tara Prowse were full of running and led the way in a polished performance from the premiership frontrunners. In the up late game at Bankstown at 9.30pm Manly secured their second win of the season with a tight 2-1 win over the Central Coast Dolphins.The abysmal weather mirrored less than acceptable handling from both sides in the opening stanza, despite Manly gaining a 1-0 ascendancy at half time.Both teams were fielding below strength outfits and the lack of combination showed at different times.The two teams traded touchdowns in the second half before Manly secured the clincher deep into the second half for a 2-1 win.Rachel Cleave and Chloe Donovan were Manly’s best, whilst Central Coast battled gamely with a nine player roster who gave their all in trying conditions.Round 9 action in the Vawdon Cup in the Men’s Premier League this Friday 14 September 2007 sees Penrith take on Manly at 7.00pm at Parramatta.Penrith need to win this game to move a step closer to cementing fourth spot on the ladder and Manly will be trying to bounce back from last week’s heavy defeat at the hands of the Doggies with an improved showing.Cronulla will be fighting to keep their semi-final aspirations alive when they meet top of the pops Canterbury at Tempe at 7.50pm, whilst Wests will look to keep their momentum going when they take on a Parramatta Eels combination that are capable of causing them some headaches at 8.40pm at Parramatta.Hornsby will be looking to tune up for the finals with their 9.30pm clash with a spirited Easts combination who will be full of running at Tempe.In the Women’s Premier League, Cronulla will take on Premiership big guns Canterbury at 7.00pm at Tempe, in a game the Sharks will be desperate to cause an upset in to give them the edge over joint fourth placed Wollongong.Wests and Manly will clash at 7.50pm at Parramatta, and the Young Divas from Wollongong are in a must win situation against Penrith at Tempe at 7.50pm to keep their semi-final hopes afloat.2006 Vawdon Cup Premiers Easts Roosters will meet the Central Coast Dolphins at Bankstown at 8.40pm at Tempe in a game the Roosters will want to do well in to continue their build into the finals series.After this round’s games, teams will be granted a week’s rest as the X-Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships are played in Coffs Harbour from 19- 22 September 2007.Teams will then resume hostilities for the tenth and final round of fixtures in the 32nd Annual Vawdon Cup on Friday 28 September 2007.This week’s “Go to Girl” for the Player of the Round in the Women’s Premier League goes to Cronulla’s tireless winger Georgia Piggott who did more kilometers on Friday night than Craig Mottram did in the lead up to the World Athletics Championships. The Sharkies were down on numbers, so the unselfish winger opted to play the whole game without a substitute, and to her credit, ran harder than anyone and was best on ground in the Shire girls victory.Normally most wingers night’s can best be summed up in the line from the Prince classic Raspberry Beret, “I was busy doing something close to nothing,” but “40/20” (she plays 40, but should only play 20 minutes) has dispelled that myth forever with her whole hearted display Friday night.This week’s “Blackest Cat/s” for the Player of the Round in the Men’s Premier Division goes to Hornsby’s brother act, John and Maurice Kennedy. The 5 metre maestros were simply outstanding in a commanding display in wet conditions against the Eels on Friday night. The Kennedy twins produced better footwork than Michael Hussey on a dodgy deck in Chenai, and more moves than the Cougar on a big night out at the Cloverly to bamboozle the Eels with their sonic fast feet.We’ve had the “That’s Mud” award last week, this week it’s the “That’s Love” award and it goes to Canterbury Bulldogs Australian Men’s Open Players Steve Roberts and Garry Sonda for taking time out after their game against Manly on Friday night to talk touch with several young Eagles players who they had just delivered a 10-3 lesson to.“Devo” (Roberts) and “GS7” (Sonda), along with Canterbury supremo Peter Forrester, offered the under strength club some advice post game that made a world of difference to many of the rookie Sea Eagles who were heartened by the words of encouragement from some of the biggest names in the competition.Apart from the obligatory “That’s a ridiculously good looking long ball I just threw”, Sonda, the sultan of sledge, was remarkably humble and subdued during the game which left many long time observers concerned that he may be going soft… this theory was quickly dispelled after it was revealed he charged young Sam Brisby a consultancy fee, albeit cut price, for the 30 minutes of advice he dolled out…Ahhh, “That’s love!!!”The action will also continue in Round 9 of the Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed 1 & 2, and in Men’s Seniors and Masters divisions of the Vawdon Cup on Friday night.Thanks to all players and coaches for their input into the Round 8 wrap.Good luck to all teams and may the force be with you… if not the force, a lightning quick kid with a massive snap will do…Good luck to all teams for Round 9 of the Vawdon Cup.last_img read more

QLD Junior State Cup

first_imgA mammoth 136 teams will contest the 2008 Qld Junior State Cup in Caboolture from Friday, 11 July to Sunday, 13 July 2008.Teams will compete in Girls and Boys divisions in 10’s, 12’s, 14’s, 16’s, and 18’s age brackets.The wonderful facilities at Caboolture on the Sunshine Coast will see fifteen fields in operation which is almost double the amount at the previous QLD Junior State Cup.To keep informed of the progress on the tournament, log on to