19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 October 2002 | News Rangers FC will continue to bring disabled, terminally ill or deprived children and adults to the stadium for matches, tours and to meet the players.The Rangers Charity Foundation can be contacted at:Barry Fisher, Charity OfficerThe Rangers Charity FoundationRangers Football ClubIbrox Stadium150 Edmiston DriveGlasgowG51 2XDTel: 0870 600 1972 Through the new Rangers Charity Foundation the Club will support a range of other charities and causes.The Club has for some time supported various charities and social projects as part of its corporate social responsibility. Last season it helped charities raise £250,000 and it assisted in the development of a Study Support Centre at Ibrox Stadium. The new Rangers Charity Foundation is designed to take this charitable support further and to focus it. It will select three charities to work with each year. This season the charities will be Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, Childline Scotland and Shelter Scotland. The Foundation will also help other organisations, especially those that address social inclusion issues, bigotry, education and the needs of children. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Rangers Football Club launches charity About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Papadosio continues their rise as one of the fastest growing live acts on the scene. Formed in Athens, OH, the exploratory and progressive rockers mix elements of rock, jazz and electronic samplings that they’ve coined “space rock”. Today, the group has announced its schedule for a nine-week national tour this fall, which will also feature Daily Bread, Higher Learning, Evanoff, Frameworks Live Band, Russ Liquid Test, Lapa and Litz on select dates. Dubbed the Content Coma Fall Tour, the tour will also promote Papadosio’s forthcoming full-length studio album, Content Coma, due out on September 7th.For the first time in their career, Papadosio has gone into a recording studio for this album where they recorded the drums, grand piano, and bass. Originally, the band created and hosted their musical ideas and thoughts on the online collaborative platform, Splice. There they began their process with over 30 ideas for this new record, Content Coma.Papadosio kicks off tour on September 14th at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse, followed up by a festival appearance on September 20th at Thornville, Ohio’s Resonance Music and Arts Festival. The band heads to New York City next for an appearance with STS9 at Pier 17 on September 28th, followed by an appearance the following weekend, October 5th, at Chicago’s The Big Weekend.The band heads to the Southwest next, stopping at Santa Fe’s legendary art experience, Meow Wolf, on October 9th, before continuing West with an extensive trek up the coast, including stops in Flagstaff, AZ, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Petaluma, CA, Arcata, CA, Eugene, OR, Seattle, Portland, and Bellingham, WA, before snaking back east for a stop at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium on October 27th.The last two weeks of Papadosio’s fall tour will see the band continuing headings East, as they make their way through Fayetteville, AR, Tulsa, OK, Lincoln, NE, Madison, WI, Lansing, MI, Morgantown, WV, Raleigh, NC, and Charlotte, NC, before the tour finale at the beloved 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., November 10th.Tickets and information for Papadosio’s upcoming Content Coma Fall Tour can be found on their website, here.Papadosio’s Upcoming Tour DatesSept 14 @ Variety Playhouse | Atlanta, GA%Sept 15 @ Variety Playhouse | Atlanta, GA***Sept 20 @ Resonance Music and Arts Festival | Thornville, OHSept 28 @ Pier 17 | New York, NY#Oct 5 @ The Big Weekend | Chicago, IL##Oct 6 @ Sacred Vibrations Music and Arts Festival | Shepherd, MIOct 27 @ Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO**Oct 9 @ Meow Wolf | Santa Fe, NM*Oct 10 @ Orpheum Theater | Flagstaff, AZ*Oct 11 @ The Music Box | San Diego, CA*Oct 12 @ Lodge Room | Los Angeles, CA*Oct 13 @ Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA*Oct 14 @ Mystic Theatre | Petaluma, CA*Oct 17 @ Arcata Theatre Lounge | Arcata, CA^Oct 18 @ HIFI Music Hall | Eugene, OR^Oct 19 @ Neumos | Seattle, WA^Oct 20 @ Star Theater | Portland, OR^Oct 21 @ Wild Buffalo | Bellingham, WA^Oct 27 @ Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO%%Oct 31 @ George’s Majestic Lounge | Fayetteville,AR**Nov 1 @ Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa, OK**Nov 2 @ The Bourbon | Lincoln, NE**Nov 3 @ Majestic Madison | Madison, WI**Nov 4 @ The Loft | Lansing, MI**Nov 7 @ Mainstage Morgantown | Morgantown, WV^^Nov 8 @ Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh, NC^^Nov 9 @ The Underground at the Fillmore | Charlotte, NC^^Nov 10 @ 9:30 Club | Washington, DC^^% w/ Daily Bread*** w/ Higher Learning# w/ STS9## w/ Emancipator Ensemble* w/ Frameworks Live Band^ w/ Lapa%% w/ Russ Liquid Test** w/ Evanoff^^ w/ LitzView All Dates
Advertisement AdvertisementFernando Verdasco Blasted For Berating Young Ball-boy In ChinaSpanish veteran tennis player Fernando Verdasco has been strongly criticized for his behavior during his semi-final defeat by Yoshihito Nishioka at last week’s Shenzhen Open, just a day after beating Andy Murray in straight sets. The Spaniard, currently world no. 28, berated a ball boy for not bringing his towel quick enough.The 34-year-old was trailing to Japanese qualifier Nishioka, who rallied from a set down to take the lead when the incident played out. Verdasco appeared to vent his frustrations at the young ball-boy, scolding him for not delivering a towel quick enough. The 34-year-old was given a warning by the match official for his on-court outburst, which was branded “disgusting” by tennis fans and pundits. Verdasco’s tantrum appeared to affect his game, as he lost the match to his Japanese opponent 1-6 6-3 7-6, crashing out of the competition’s semi-final round in China. However, it was not the first time the Spaniard had vented his anger on the court – earlier this year he threw a towel at a ball boy at the ATP tournament in Hamburg, Germany.Verdasco’s outburst comes at a time when extra scrutiny is being placed over the behavior of tennis players following the incident at the US Open involving Serena Williams. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was involved in a furious row with umpire Carlos Ramos during her defeat in the final against Naomi Osaka, which resulted in here receiving three code violations for varying offenses and the penalty of conceding a game to her opponent. But Verdasco’s apparent meltdown also had some fans comparing it to Serena Williams’ claims that men and women are treated differently, as Verdasco didn’t even cop a violation for the incident.Verdasco (🎥@TennisTV ) pic.twitter.com/cVTHMIDrBR— doublefault28 (@doublefault28) September 29, 2018
Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2017 National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.Menâ€™s OpenQueensland Cowboys 6 defeated Queensland Titans 3 Womenâ€™s OpenNew South Wales Scorpions 8 defeated Queensland Broncos 5Mixed OpenSydney Rebels 10 defeated South Queensland Sharks 7 Menâ€™s T LeagueCentral Queensland Bulls A 6 defeated South Queensland Sharks 5Womenâ€™s T LeagueSouth West Swans 6 defeated Sydney Scorpions A 1Womenâ€™s 27â€™s Brisbane City Cobras 4 defeated Victoria Storm 3Menâ€™s 30â€™sSouth Queensland Sharks 8 defeated Sydney Scorpions 6Women’s 35’sHunter Western Hornets 5 defeated Victoria Storm 1 Menâ€™s 40â€™sACT Raiders 6 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 5Womenâ€™s 40â€™sHunter Western Hornets 4 defeated South Queensland Sharks 3Menâ€™s 45â€™sSouth Queensland Sharks 10 defeated ACT Raiders 6Women’s 45’s Sydney Scorpions 1 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 0Menâ€™s 50â€™sSydney Scorpions 5 defeated South Queensland Sharks 3Menâ€™s 55â€™sSydney Scorpions 7 defeated Sydney Mets 2Senior MixedSouthern Suns 11 defeated South Queensland Sharks 7 Related LinksNTL Results To view photos from the event, please visit the TFA Facebook pageTo view all of the live streamed games and results from the event, please visit the NTL website
Heaton backtracks on Burnley futureby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTom Heaton has played down speculation of leaving Burnley.The 32-year-old goalkeeper was previously adamant about his desire to leave, as he was not getting regular game-time.But a start against West Ham, which was his first in the league, has eased his mind. Heaton kept a clean sheet as his team notched a 2-0 win at home.”I never wanted to leave the football club, it’s just the fact that I wasn’t playing that I would have had to,” said the goalkeeper after the game.”But after being back playing today it’s the last thing on my mind to be honest.”At 32 I don’t really have much time to waste. Not for one minute did I want to go anywhere but sometimes it has got to be looked at.”That probably changes now. It’s great to be back out there and I can’t tell you how pleased I am to be back out on the pitch and pull on that shirt again.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Shaneen Robinson-DesjarlaisAPTN National NewsAnother election was held to create a new board for the embattled Indian and Métis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg Wednesday night.The centre was incorporated nearly 60 years ago – but has been in the limelight lately because of allegations of mismanagement and infighting.There is hope that the new board will turn things around – but the voting process wasn’t without some heated moments.The tense moments involved board members and voters with ties to the American Indian Movement who some thought were taking over the board and creating their own agenda.“The membership has come to an agreement that only five members of the American Indian Movement will be allowed on the board,” announced Kathy Guimond-Doyle, interim chair of the meeting. “They’re not allowed to wear their patches and they are to swear an oath that they’re protecting the interests of the centre and not their group.”[email protected]
TORONTO – The Canadian dollar and the Toronto stock index fell Wednesday amid reports that the United States may soon announce its intent to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.The loonie closed at an average trading price of 80.03 cents US, down 0.27 of a U.S. cent.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 71.29 points to 16,247.95, with industrials among the main decliners.“That’s the sector that’s getting hit the most this afternoon because of the NAFTA news,” said Anish Chopra, managing director with Portfolio Management Corp. in Toronto. “You’ve got the auto parts companies in that area.”Separate reports from Reuters and Bloomberg said Wednesday that two Canadian government sources believe it’s increasingly likely that U.S. President Donald Trump will give six-months’ notice to withdraw from NAFTA in late January.With the exception of metals and materials, few sectors on the commodity-heavy TSX finished the day out of the red, as the February gold contract gained US$5.60 to US$1,319.30 an ounce.“The markets sold off this afternoon on the NAFTA news and that’s really been a driver of performance later in the day,” Chopra said.Even rising oil prices — the February crude contract was up 61 cents to US$63.57 per barrel, its highest level since Dec. 9, 2014 — couldn’t prevent energy stocks from losing ground.“That would be unusual given the change in price of the commodity,” Chopra said. “I think it’s in sympathy of just trying to understand what’s going on with NAFTA. … You don’t know if it’s actually going to happen or if it’s a negotiating tactic.”South of the border, U.S. stock indices pulled back from their record setting pace.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 16.67 points to 25,369.13. The S&P 500 index edged back 3.06 points to 2,748.23 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 10.01 points to 7,153.57.Elsewhere in commodities, the February natural gas contract was down two cents to US$2.91 per mmBTU and the March copper contract added two cents to US$3.24 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.
WASHINGTON – Prepare for a tense moment in Canada-U.S. relations — with hard bargaining on NAFTA on the horizon prompting nervous glances at Donald Trump to see whether he cancels the agreement, now compounded by a bitter, wide-ranging trade dispute.Canada launched a broad attack against American trade practices in an international complaint about the superpower’s use of punitive duties, eliciting a caustic counter-swipe from the Trump administration when the document was made public Wednesday.”(This is an) ill-advised attack,” U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer said. “Canada’s claims are unfounded and could only lower U.S. confidence that Canada is committed to mutually beneficial trade.”Two weeks from now, the unstated backdrop to the dispute will be squarely in the foreground.The countries will gather in Montreal for a high-stakes round of NAFTA negotiations, with no additional talks scheduled beyond March. Canadian officials say they know full well that Trump could invoke NAFTA’s withdrawal clause during this January-March period.What would happen then? For starters, the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso would take a quick plunge, just as they did Wednesday after news reports emerged saying the Canadian government is more convinced than ever that Trump is poised to invoke NAFTA’s withdrawal clause, perhaps around the time of the talks in Montreal Jan. 23-28.Two Canadian government sources insist that’s not true. Rather, they say there are different points of view within the Canadian government about whether Trump will pull the plug — as he’s repeatedly threatened to do — and, if so, when.One official said the current uncertainty could last several months, or even longer: even if Trump issues a withdrawal notice, the agreement provides six months before a country can actually leave. Some U.S. observers also predict court fights over whether a president can abandon a trade deal without congressional approval.Speaking of court fights, more are on the way.Canada has launched a World Trade Organization complaint about the U.S. system for imposing punitive duties, alleging that they violate international law.The complaint was launched in December but made public Wednesday — the very day, coincidentally, that the U.S. announced its latest trade action against Canada. The U.S. is imposing duties of up to nine per cent on Canadian paper, following similar penalties against Bombardier and softwood lumber, over what the U.S. alleges to be unfair Canadian trade practices.Canada is now arguing that the entire American process for imposing anti-dumping and countervailing duties violates global trade rules. It cites five reasons, saying the U.S. levies penalties beyond what’s allowed by the WTO, improperly calculates rates, unfairly declares penalties retroactive, limits evidence from outside parties, and has a tilted voting system in domestic trade panels that, in the case of a 3-3 tie, awards the win to American companies.The complaint holds global consequences. Canada cited 122 cases where the U.S. unfairly imposed duties on foreign countries, not just Canada.”It’s (saying), ‘The entire way in which the U.S. — you — are conducting your anti-dumping, countervailing procedures, is wrong,”’ said Chad Bown, a trade expert at Washington’s Peterson Institute and host of the podcast ”Trade Talks.””This is effectively Canada bringing a dispute on behalf of all exporters in the world — the Europeans, Japan, China — because they’re making a systemic challenge.”Some critics questioned the timing.Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations called it a precarious moment for NAFTA and the global trading system, both of which are under threats and criticism from Trump: “Canada has just detonated a bomb under both.”Canada-U.S. trade lawyer Mark Warner said Canada is well within its rights to take action on complaints that may have merit. But he questioned the strategic logic of antagonizing the Trump administration on the cusp of the potentially pivotal Montreal talks when it’s already unhappy with both NAFTA and the WTO.“This isn’t going to calm passions in Montreal,” Warner said.Indeed, the Trump administration wasted no time expressing its displeasure. In a statement, Lighthizer not only criticized the move but said it was self-defeating for Canada, too, since if it succeeds, low-cost producers could start dumping product onto the U.S. market, squeezing out Canadian competition.“The flood of imports from China and other countries would negatively impact billions of dollars in Canadian exports to the United States, including nearly US$9 billion in exports of steel and aluminum products and more than $2.5 billion in exports of wood and paper,” he said.“Canada’s complaint is bad for Canada.”Bown was less critical.The smaller northern neighbour could be making a point about NAFTA, he said: that if Canada loses free trade, and its dispute-settlement bodies, it will use international means to fight its battles.
New Delhi: Inspired by a Bollywood movie, a gang who duped the public by posing as Income Tax officers were busted in West Delhi area, police said on Sunday. Around Rs 22.45 lakh rupees has been recovered from the accused.Police identified the accused as Nitin Sood (32) and Praveen Kumar (30). Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that on April 11, one Inderveer Singh reported that at about 9 am four persons including a lady came to his house and claimed themselves as Income Tax officers. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThey showed their identity cards and informed him that they have information about unaccountable huge cash in his house. “They conducted the search of his house and seized Rs 48 lakhs cash. They prepared a seizure memo and took his signature and asked him to report to Income tax office after two days, along with the proof of money,” said DCP West. She further said that while leaving the house they also took away DVR of CCTV from his house on the pretext to ascertain persons visiting his house. With the help of CCTV installed at MCD Dustbin, the investigating agency identified the accused car and arrested the accused in 24 hours. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Accused Nitin Sood did his graduation in zoology and started ayurvedic medicine shop in Sector 5, Rohini. He is a habitual drunkard. He was also arrested in robbery as well as in cheating case earlier,” said DCP West. Sood disclosed that due to the loss in the business, he took loans from several people on high interest. One of his friend Neha informed him that there is a huge unaccountable cash in the house of Inderveer Singh. On this, he along with his accomplices hatched a conspiracy and committed the incident. “Efforts are afoot to arrest the remaining accused and to recover the remaining cheated money,” police said.
Success against Seattle Sounders FC is rare for the Columbus Crew and, for now, they have to be content with a tie. Seattle took an early 1-0 lead Saturday at Crew Stadium after forward Fredy Montero’s headed goal in the seventh minute. Columbus responded with a 67th-minute penalty kick goal by forward Emilio Renteria. Despite Columbus’ persistent offensive attack, the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Seattle (3-3-4) made itself comfortable in the rainy conditions early in the first half when midfielder Erik Friberg served a cross into the Columbus penalty area. Montero gave Seattle its lead when he leaped to head the ball, which deflected off the post and went past Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer. Crew defender Chad Marshall said the ball played into the Crew’s penalty area by Friberg was “weird.” “It was just a weird cross,” Marshall said. “It was a good finish by (Montero). It’s just gotta be better organization by us.” Columbus (3-1-4) took four shots on Seattle’s goal in the first half, forcing two saves by goalkeeper Kasey Keller. One of the two on-target shots belonged to Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers. Rogers came close to leveling the score in the 32nd minute when a seemingly harmless clearance by Columbus skipped through Seattle’s defensive line. Rogers sprinted to collect the ball, but had minimal time to get a shot off as Keller met him at the top of the Seattle penalty area and kicked the shot aside. “(Keller) made a great save,” Rogers said. “He got it with his hand. Of course, I would like to score that.” The Crew went into halftime trailing, 1-0, but came out firing in the second half. A corner kick by forward Eddie Gaven in the 65th minute eventually resulted in a game-tying goal for Columbus. After Gaven hit his corner, Seattle defender Patrick Ianni pulled Marshall to the ground inside the Sounders’ penalty area. As a result, referee Mark Kadlecik awarded a penalty kick to Columbus. Marshall, who pulled his shirt up to expose scratch marks on his chest as he talked to reporters after the game, said he was glad the referee awarded the penalty. “(Gaven) hit a good ball in,” Marshall said. “I got away from (Ianni) and he had to foul me, I guess. The ball was coming right to me. I’ve got freaking marks all over me.” Renteria took the penalty attempt for the Crew and knocked it passed Keller to tie the game, 1-1. With the goal, Renteria has now scored all four of his goals this season in Columbus’ last three matches. The Crew’s pressure on the Sounders’ defense — and Keller — did not subside. As play continued into the final minutes of the match, Columbus had accumulated 13 second-half shots, while Seattle managed only one shot on Hesmer in the half. Columbus also failed to convert on a flurry of opportunities in stoppage time, which began with a diving save from Keller. Midfielder Andres Mendoza came on in the 61st minute as a second-half substitute for the Crew, and took the kick from just outside the Sounders’ penalty area, which Keller parried over his goal. The Crew’s chances in stoppage time also included three corner kicks, none of which resulted in a goal. Kadlecik blew his whistle to end the game in a 1-1 tie after Seattle cleared the last of Columbus’ corners. After the match, Crew coach Robert Warzycha said Columbus responded well to the Sounders’ early goal. “Second half, completely different game,” he said. “We pushed for the goal, and we obviously scored one and we’d like to have scored another one. (We) created numerous chances in the end, and we didn’t get lucky. The most important thing is the result.” The Crew next will travel to California for a Saturday match against the San Jose Earthquakes. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 p.m.