Coke Zero Zero Seven

first_imgCoca-Cola Zero has teamed up with Sony Entertainment and huge movie franchise James Bond in a deal that sees the brand working with the next 007 film, Quantum of Solace. The brand, originally dubbed ’bloke coke’, will be supporting the film release with a through-the-line advertising campaign and promotional and on-pack marketing initiatives.”We’re delighted to be involved in this exciting project,” said Coca-Cola Great Britain brand director, Bobby Brittain. “The new edgier Bond persona is the ultimate embodiment of the ‘Coke Zero’ brand personality, and is expected to deepen the brand’s engagement with its core target audience of 20 something men.”The Quantum of Solace, staring Daniel Craig, will be released in the UK on 31 October 2008.last_img read more

Who Turned My Blue State Red?

first_imgRelated stories: For more coverage of politics, read ProPublica’s previous reporting on Hillary Clinton’s mixed record on Wall Street, how the gas tax impasse explains Washington and how Congress explains its absences. By Alec MacGillis ProPublicaThis story was co-published with The New York Times’ Sunday Review.It is one of the central political puzzles of our time: Parts of the country that depend on the safety-net programs supported by Democrats are increasingly voting for Republicans who favor shredding that net.In his successful bid for the Senate in 2010, the libertarian Rand Paul railed against “intergenerational welfare” and said that “the culture of dependency on government destroys people’s spirits,” yet racked up winning margins in eastern Kentucky, a former Democratic stronghold that is heavily dependent on public benefits. Last year, Paul R. LePage, the fiercely anti-welfare Republican governor of Maine, was re-elected despite a highly erratic first term — with strong support in struggling towns where many rely on public assistance. And earlier this month, Kentucky elected as governor a conservative Republican who had vowed to largely undo the Medicaid expansion that had given the state the country’s largest decrease in the uninsured under Obamacare, with roughly one in 10 residents gaining coverage.It’s enough to give Democrats the willies as they contemplate a map where the red keeps seeping outward, confining them to ever narrower redoubts of blue. The temptation for coastal liberals is to shake their heads over those godforsaken white-working-class provincials who are voting against their own interests.But this reaction misses the complexity of the political dynamic that’s taken hold in these parts of the country. It misdiagnoses the Democratic Party’s growing conundrum with working-class white voters. And it also keeps us from fully grasping what’s going on in communities where conditions have deteriorated to the point where researchers have detected alarming trends in their mortality rates.In eastern Kentucky and other former Democratic bastions that have swung Republican in the past several decades, the people who most rely on the safety-net programs secured by Democrats are, by and large, not voting against their own interests by electing Republicans. Rather, they are not voting, period. They have, as voting data, surveys and my own reporting suggest, become profoundly disconnected from the political process.The people in these communities who are voting Republican in larger proportions are those who are a notch or two up the economic ladder — the sheriff’s deputy, the teacher, the highway worker, the motel clerk, the gas station owner and the coal miner. And their growing allegiance to the Republicans is, in part, a reaction against what they perceive, among those below them on the economic ladder, as a growing dependency on the safety net, the most visible manifestation of downward mobility in their declining towns.These are voters like Pamela Dougherty, a 43-year-old nurse I encountered at a restaurant across from a Walmart in Marshalltown, Iowa, where she’d come to hear Rick Santorum, the conservative former Pennsylvania senator with a working-class pitch, just before the 2012 Iowa caucuses. In a lengthy conversation, Dougherty talked candidly about how she had benefited from government support. After having her first child as a teenager, marrying young and divorcing, Dougherty had faced bleak prospects. But she had gotten safety-net support — most crucially, taxpayer-funded tuition breaks to attend community college, where she’d earned her nursing degree.She landed a steady job at a nearby dialysis center and remarried. But this didn’t make her a lasting supporter of safety-net programs like those that helped her. Instead, Dougherty had become a staunch opponent of them. She was reacting, she said, against the sense of entitlement she saw on display at the dialysis center. The federal government has for years covered kidney dialysis treatment in outpatient centers through Medicare, regardless of patients’ age, partly on the logic that treatment allows people with kidney disease to remain productive. But, Dougherty said, only a small fraction of the 54 people getting dialysis at her center had regular jobs.“People waltz in when they want to,” she said, explaining that, in her opinion, there was too little asked of patients. There was nothing that said “‘You’re getting a great benefit here, why not put in a little bit yourself.’” At least when she got her tuition help, she said, she had to keep up her grades. “When you’re getting assistance, there should be hoops to jump through so that you’re paying a price for your behavior,” she said. “What’s wrong with that?”Yes, citizens like Dougherty are at one level voting against their own economic self-interest, to the extent that the Republican approach on taxes is slanted more to the wealthy than that of the Democrats. This was the thesis of Thomas Frank’s 2004 best seller, “What’s the Matter With Kansas,” which argued that these voters had been distracted by social issues like guns and abortion. But on another level, these voters are consciously opting against a Democratic economic agenda that they see as bad for them and good for other people — specifically, those undeserving benefit-recipients in their midst.I’ve heard variations on this theme all over the country: people railing against the guy across the street who is collecting disability payments but is well enough to go fishing, the families using their food assistance to indulge in steaks. In Pineville, W.Va., in the state’s deeply depressed southern end, I watched in 2013 as a discussion with Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, quickly turned from gun control to the area’s reliance on government benefits, its high rate of opiate addiction, and whether people on assistance should be tested for drugs. Playing to the room, Senator Manchin declared, “If you’re on a public check, you should be subjected to a random check.”It’s much the same across the border in eastern Kentucky, which, like southern West Virginia, has been devastated by the collapse of the area’s coal industry. Eastern Kentucky now shows up on maps as the most benefit-dependent region in the country. The welfare reforms of the 1990s have made cash assistance hard to come by, but food-stamp use in the state rose to more than 18 percent of households in 2012 from under 10 percent in 2001.With reliance on government benefits so prevalent, it creates constant moments of friction, on very intimate terms, said Jim Cauley, a Democratic political consultant from Pike County, a former Democratic bastion in eastern Kentucky that has flipped Republican in the past decade. “There are a lot of people on the draw,” he said. Where opposition to the social safety net has long been fed by the specter of undeserving inner-city African-Americans — think of Ronald Reagan’s notorious “welfare queen” — in places like Pike County it’s fueled, more and more, by people’s resentment over rising dependency they see among their own neighbors, even their own families. “It’s Cousin Bobby — ‘he’s on Oxy and he’s on the draw and we’re paying for him,’ ” Cauley said. “If you need help, no one begrudges you taking the program — they’re good-hearted people. It’s when you’re able-bodied and making choices not to be able-bodied.” The political upshot is plain, Cauley added. “It’s not the people on the draw that’s voting against” the Democrats, he said. “It’s everyone else.”This month, Pike County went 55 percent for the Republican candidate for governor, Matt Bevin. That’s the opposite of how the county voted a dozen years ago. In that election, Kentucky still sent a Republican to the governor’s mansion — but Pike County went for the Democratic candidate. And 30 percent fewer people voted in the county this month than did in 2003 — 11,223 voters in a county of 63,000, far below the county’s tally of food-stamp recipients, which was more than 17,000 in 2012.In Maine, LePage was elected governor in 2010 by running on an anti-welfare platform in a state that has also grown more reliant on public programs — in 2013, the state ranked third in the nation for food-stamp use, just ahead of Kentucky. LePage, who grew up poor in a large family, has gone at safety-net programs with a vengeance. He slashed welfare rolls by more than half after imposing a five-year limit, reinstituted a work requirement for food-stamp recipients and refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare to cover 60,000 people. He is now seeking to bar anyone with more than $5,000 in certain assets from receiving food stamps. “I’m not going to help anybody just for the sake of helping,” the governor said in September. “I am not that compassionate.”His crusade has resonated with many in the state, who re-elected him last year.That pattern is right in line with surveys, which show a decades-long decline in support for redistributive policies and an increase in conservatism in the electorate even as inequality worsens. There has been a particularly sharp drop in support for redistribution among older Americans, who perhaps see it as a threat to their own Social Security and Medicare. Meanwhile, researchers such as Kathryn Edin, of Johns Hopkins University, have pinpointed a tendency by Americans in the second lowest quintile of the income ladder — the working or lower-middle class — to dissociate themselves from those at the bottom, where many once resided. “There’s this virulent social distancing — suddenly, you’re a worker and anyone who is not a worker is a bad person,” said Edin. “They’re playing to the middle fifth and saying, ‘I’m not those people.’ ”Meanwhile, many people who in fact most use and need social benefits are simply not voting at all. Voter participation is low among the poorest Americans, and in many parts of the country that have moved red, the rates have fallen off the charts. West Virginia ranked 50th for turnout in 2012; also in the bottom 10 were other states that have shifted sharply red in recent years, including Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee.In the spring of 2012, I visited a free weekend medical and dental clinic run by the organization Remote Area Medical in the foothills of southern Tennessee. I wanted to ask the hundreds of uninsured people flocking to the clinic what they thought of President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, whose fate was about to be decided by the Supreme Court. I was expecting a “What’s the Matter With Kansas” reaction — anger at the president who had signed the law geared to help them. Instead, I found sympathy for Obama. But had they voted for him? Of course not — almost no one I spoke with voted, in local, state or national elections. Not only that, but they had barely heard of the health care law.This political disconnect among lower-income Americans has huge ramifications — polls find nonvoters are far more likely to favor spending on the poor and on government services than are voters, and the gap grows even larger among poor nonvoters. In the early 1990s, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky freely cited the desirability of having a more select electorate when he opposed an effort to expand voter registration. And this fall, Scott Jennings, a longtime McConnell adviser, reportedly said low turnout by poor Kentuckians explained why the state’s Obamacare gains wouldn’t help Democrats. “I remember being in the room when Jennings was asked whether or not Republicans were afraid of the electoral consequences of displacing 400,000–500,000 people who have insurance,” State Auditor Adam Edelen, a Democrat who lost his re-election bid this year, told Joe Sonka, a Louisville journalist. “And he simply said, ‘People on Medicaid don’t vote.’ ”Republicans would argue that the shift in their direction among voters slightly higher up the ladder is the natural progression of things — people recognize that government programs are prolonging the economic doldrums and that Republicans have a better economic program.So where does this leave Democrats and anyone seeking to expand and build lasting support for safety-net programs such as Obamacare?For starters, it means redoubling efforts to mobilize the people who benefit from the programs. This is no easy task with the rural poor, who are much more geographically scattered than their urban counterparts. Not helping matters in this regard is the decline of local institutions like labor unions — while the United Mine Workers of America once drove turnout in coal country, today there is not a single unionized mine still operating in Kentucky.But it also means reckoning with the other half of the dynamic — finding ways to reduce the resentment that those slightly higher on the income ladder feel toward dependency in their midst. One way to do this is to make sure the programs are as tightly administered as possible. Instances of fraud and abuse are far rarer than welfare opponents would have one believe, but it only takes a few glaring instances to create a lasting impression. Edin, the Hopkins researcher, suggests going further and making it easier for those collecting disability to do part-time work over the table, not just to make them seem less shiftless in the eyes of their neighbors, but to reduce the recipients’ own sense of social isolation.The best way to reduce resentment, though, would be to bring about true economic growth in the areas where the use of government benefits is on the rise, the sort of improvement that is now belatedly being discussed for coal country, including on the presidential campaign trail. If fewer people need the safety net to get by, the stigma will fade, and low-income citizens will be more likely to re-engage in their communities — not least by turning out to vote. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.center_img Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Report: Lakers’ Rajon Rondo defends himself and calls Chris Paul ‘a horrible teammate’

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It’s worth noting that Paul is close friends with LeBron James, and James pulled Paul away from the fracas. When asked about it on Monday, James said there was nothing significant about him appearing to react to protect Paul, only that he was concerned with breaking up the fight as fast as possible.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The feud between Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul has continued into the week, but instead of fists, the two former All-Stars are now exchanging words in the press.Rondo struck Tuesday, telling ESPN that Paul is “a horrible teammate” as he defended his own actions in the melee that wound up with both of them suspended. The NBA suspended Paul for two games and Rondo for three. Brandon Ingram was also suspended for four games, but much of the controversy in the last few days has swirled around Paul and Rondo and their apparently decade-long rivalry.One of the reasons the NBA gave Rondo a longer suspension than Paul (besides throwing the first punch) was that high-resolution video confirmed Paul’s account that Rondo spit on him. The spit provoked Paul to jab a finger in Rondo’s face, leading to the ugly brawl that required a number of other players to split the two men apart.Rondo told ESPN that if he spit, it was not intentional: “I had a mouthpiece in my mouth and I (was) exasperated because I was about to tell him to ‘get the (expletive) out of here.’” Rondo pointed out in the replay that his hands were on his hips, and he was not ready for Paul to retaliate (which he would have been if he meant to spit). Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHe also went after Paul’s image, saying that the media was quick to side with him after the spat. He cited the famed “secret passage” incident between the Rockets and Clippers as evidence that Paul’s reputation belies his true character.“Everyone wants to believe Chris Paul is a good guy,” he said in the report. “They don’t know he’s a horrible teammate. They don’t know how he treats people. Look at what he did last year when he was in L.A.; trying to get to the Clippers’ locker room. They don’t want to believe he’s capable of taunting and igniting an incident.”Multiple reports have unearthed bad blood between the two dating to at least 2009, when they had a minor confrontation after a game (Rondo was on the Celtics; Paul was on the Hornets). There has been media speculation that there might be ties to when Rondo was snubbed from the 2008 Olympic team that Paul won a gold medal with.Rondo didn’t seem to like the rumors that arose. While he remained short in comments at Monday’s shootaround to multiple media members, he subsequently decided to be more expansive.“I was going to let it rest,” he said. “I wasn’t going to say much. But now I have kids, and I teach my kids to speak up for themselves and don’t let the world tell their story.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

Community Health Plan of Washington and Boys & Girls Clubs of…

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyCommunity Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) has joined Boys & Girls Club of Washington (BGCWA) as a Nutrition Partner to combat childhood obesity in Washington State.CPHW is partnering with BGCWA to support new and existing programs that encourage healthy lifestyle behavior changes and have lasting impacts on their health and wellbeing. Programs will emphasize health and wellness, including kitchen snack programs, scratch cooking, nutrition education and related activities that underscore portion control, a balanced diet and healthy food choices.“We are thrilled to be working with the Boys & Girls Club of Washington to tackle the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in our community. This partnership creates an incredible opportunity for our youngest and most vulnerable members to get on the path to good nutrition and lifelong health,” said Leanne Berge, CEO, Community Health Plan of Washington which provides free Boys & Girls Club memberships for youth enrolled in its Medicaid health plan.In the last Washington State DOH report on child weight and physical activity, 10% of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders were obese and another 13-14% were overweight. Among 10th graders, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Blacks, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders were more likely than Whites to be overweight or obese. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has tripled since 1980 with nearly one in every three children being overweight or obese. Children from low-income and low-education households are three-times more likely to suffer from obesity, which is a leading risk factor for diabetes, heart disease and many cancers. America’s Health Rankings®, an annual comprehensive assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis, reports that 26 percent of people in our state are obese.Serving more than 79,000 Washington youth, the BGCWA exist to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The clubs provide a safe place to learn and experience life enhancing programs and character development.“We are so pleased to receive support from Community Health Plan of Washington,” said Matt Watrous, executive director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington. “We appreciate the support in our efforts to prevent youth obesity of our Club members. This funding will provide a safe environment to educate our members about the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, and the relationship between food and health.”last_img read more

Pony Struck by Truck in Middletown

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – An unfortunate accident led to the death of a small pony Oct. 14 in Middletown. According to Middletown Police spokesman Lt. Paul Bailey, the driver was not injured. He was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Middletown Police were the only ones dispatched to the scene. And while Bailey said he has encountered animal crashes before, he could not recall the last time an accident involved a horse. No charges were brought against the driver. The pony was kept comfortable until a veterinarian arrived to euthanize it. The pony was owned by Middletown resident Liz Wyer and was kept at the Garrett’s farm, just down the road from Big Mike’s Little Red Store on Navesink Avenue in the historic Navesink section of Middletown. John the pony, along with two horses, broke through fencing at the farm that day and wandered down the narrow road, where John was ultimately hit by the vehicle. The two horses were not injured. Paulson said she has never encountered a car while on horseback but knows people who have. It can be a scary experience because horses panic, she said, and as “fight-or-flight animals” they will run wildly and blindly. The pony was trained to pull a cart and could sometimes be seen carting people from one place to another, according to neighbors. There are no shoulders or sidewalks on the narrow road where the pony was struck, just room for cars. center_img At 4:25 p.m. that Monday, Middletown police were dispatched to Monmouth Avenue near the intersection of Browns Dock Road for a reported accident. Vincent Esposito, a 39-year-old Middletown resident, was driving a truck and struck a paint pony named John. John, a small paint pony struck and killed in an accident, lived at the Garrett’s farm near Big Mike’s Little Red Store in the historic Navesink section of Middletown.Photo by Allison Perrine In 2012 a similar situation occured in the same general area. A pony named Belle broke loose from Navesink Stables on Kings Highway East, which has trails that lead out to the Whipporwill Valley Road area. Belle was ultimately found unharmed and was returned safely to her owner. Sarah Paulson, assistant trainer and barn farm manager at Knightsbridge Farm Inc. on Whipporwill Valley Road, advised that if drivers come across horseback riders on the road they should always slow down. “They should have the same respect for a person on horseback as they do for a biker or runner,” she said. “They should always give that animal the right-of-way and wait for the rider to wave them by.” last_img read more

Perfectionist

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Inquirer Varsity Seven: Ateneo’s Maddie Madayag PLAY LIST 01:00Inquirer Varsity Seven: Ateneo’s Maddie Madayag00:42Inquirer Varsity Seven: La Salle’s Kim Dy01:11Anusorn ”Tai” Bundit-Anthony ”Tony Boy” Liao-Michelle Morente presscon-UAAP women’s volleyball02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Cebu CC steals spotlight from fancied rivals Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES “If you can’t make a service ace, it’s OK,” he said. “But at least send the serve in.”After being held to a set-count tie after two frames, La Salle’s mix of veterans and youngsters rose to the occasion at Filoil Flying V Centre to finally snuff out the NU challenge.Team captain Desiree Cheng, scoreless in the first two sets, finished with 14 points in the next two to lead the La Salle charge. Neophyte Jolina dela Cruz, who rose from the Palarong Pambansa to a starting spot with a UAAP powerhouse, added 12 points.And new recruit Lourdes Clemente made her five points count when the Lady Spikers needed her.NU, buoyed by a strong second set, turned to rookie Princess Robles, who anchored the Lady Bulldogs’ upset hopes.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes On Wednesday, it was no different.After repulsing the gritty challenge of a young National U squad, 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22, De Jesus shifted focus away from the fact that his wards are now the solo leaders of Season 81’s tournament and shone a spotlight on La Salle’s frailties.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I got frustrated by our errors, especially service errors,” De Jesus said in Filipino. “It’s like free throws in basketball. It’s all on us because you can’t blame the opposing team.”What alarmed De Jesus was the fact that La Salle’s service game is one of its strongest suits. “I saw NU’s strength. They receive well. Their floor defense is very good although there wasn’t much option in the offensive end,” De Jesus said. “But our problem was the errors.”The Lady Spikers threw away 25 points on unforced errors, among them from the service area.“I told them that already. They must respect NU because I saw their (Lady Bulldogs) game against UE. They are a solid team,” De Jesus added.Fortunately for La Salle, NU committed even more errors, 31, which was understandable for a team made up of six rookies.Ivy Lacsina added 16 points, while veteran Audrey Paran chalked up 11 for the Lady Bulldogs, who looked sharp in the second set with their edge in attack points, 15-7, and service aces, 3-0.But La Salle’s depth and experience wore down the Lady Bulldogs as May Luna finished with 14 and Aduke Ogunsanya had 13.NU dropped to 0-3, the same record now sported by Adamson, which lost in the later game to University of the East, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22.The Lady Warriors climbed to 1-2. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle coach Ramil de Jesus doesn’t talk like a coach whose team is on an unbeaten run in UAAP women’s volleyball.The temperamental mentor, after all, is always on the lookout for things to improve on, like a mad genius in a quest for perfection.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Boone Pickens: ‘I don’t have any conversations with Gundy’

first_imgdid he become a relationship expert before or after his 4th divorce? Clearly, he’s not getting enough attention at home.— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) September 28, 2016Just recently, Boone also brought up Mike Gundy’s 2-9 Bedlam record, calling him out for his lack of success against the Sooners.“You remember what I said? I didn’t say we had to win. I said we had to be competitive,” Pickens told the Tulsa World. “We’ve sure been competitive with some of them, but we’re still struggling with OU. Les Miles beat OU, didn’t he? Two out of four? Yeah. That’s competitive.”Pickens also talked about Big 12 expansion and David Boren in the interview with Bohls, adding that he thinks that “maybe it’s time for David [the University of Oklahoma President] to retire.”Maybe Pickens isn’t taking the 2-2 record so well, or maybe he’s just a grumpy old man who has no filter. Either way, the comments aren’t exactly great timing for a team looking to take down a ranked Texas team coming to his own stadium on Saturday.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Boone Pickens loves to stir the pot. And one masterful way to do that is to mention Mike Gundy.He did just that on Monday, telling the Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls that he doesn’t “have any conversations with Gundy.” And when given the opportunity to downplay their relationship status and whether there was tension between the two, Boone calmly blew into the smoldering ashes. “I don’t know, but Mike doesn’t handle people relationships very well. And he gets mad about things. I’ve heard he’s written some notes about me that weren’t very complimentary.”Relationship advice from Boone Pickens? Somewhat difficult to consider him a field expert in relationships…last_img read more

2012 Queensland Junior State Championships

first_imgQueensland Touch Association’s (QTA) Junior State Championships will be played this Saturday, 8 September and Sunday, 9 September at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane, with teams coming from right across the state to participate. The event will be contested by the six Queensland regions; Brisbane City Cobras, South West Queensland Swans, Central Queensland Bulls, South Queensland Sharks, Sunshine Coast Pineapples and North Queensland Tropical Cyclones. They will compete across the Under 12’s, Under 14’s and Under 16’s age categories in both Boys and Girls divisions.  The event will also be used to select the Under 14’s and Under 16’s Queensland representative sides for their tour of Canberra later in the year. The Under 12’s Queensland Merit teams will also be selected at the event. For all the latest news and information from the 2012 Queensland Junior State Championships, be sure to visit the event website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-7413-0-0-0&sID=147311Related LinksJunior State Champslast_img read more

10 months agoWolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulhamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno says keeping Aleksandar Mitrovic quiet is key to defeating Fulham.Nuno knows that stopping the 24-year-old, who has netted 13 times for club and country this season, will be key to Wolves’ hopes on Boxing Day.“Last season in that moment he was a player who really helped them to get promoted,” Nuno said. “Their performance was fantastic and he is a very good player. I think he is one of the strikers who plays better with his back against the goal and we have to work on that.”Last season he created a lot of problems, especially because he was man to man with our last reference of defence. We have to balance better.” last_img read more

11 days agoWolves captain Coady: Strange playing against Liverpool

first_imgWolves captain Coady: Strange playing against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady admits it still feels strange playing against Liverpool.The centre-back spent 15 years at Anfield before joining Huddersfield Town in 2015.”It’s a weird feeling, when I play against them I want to win more than ever. I don’t know why that is. I just do,” said Coady.Asked about the Reds’ chances this season, Coady added: “I know it’s early doors, but I think with Liverpool this year they don’t seem to be panicking.”People are talking about them conceding and not keeping clean sheets but when they do they think it’s okay cause we can score another. City seemed like that last year.”With Liverpool, they missed out on the Champions League the year before and then they kick on again because the manager is that good.”I don’t want to speak too soon but they look to be going [up] again which is so good to see for them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more