ANYTHING BUT THE UNDERDOGS

first_imgThe Gold Coast Sharks Womens Open team is sick of being the underdogs. Jarah Jennings, Roxy Winder and Lauren McDonald were all a part of the Australian 18 years side that just toured New Zealand and they’re all a part of the Sharks side here, out to win the 2004 NTL title. “New Zealand was awesome,” says Roxy, “but we’re here to play NTL’s, we’ve forgotten about New Zealand and we just want to win the title.” Lauren’s quick to jump in and agree with Roxy. “We just want to beat the best teams, the Cobra’s and the Mets”, she says. And beat them they have. Winning an exciting round three match today against the Brisbane City Cobras and remaining undefeated at the top of pool one. With two matches still to play it looks as though the Sharks will cruise through to the semi-finals, with their final two round matches being against the bottom two teams in their pool. Anything can happen in a sporting match though and we’ve all seen enough touch to know that no result is ever certain. These three girls personify the Australian Touch spirit, that’s pretty obvious when you chat to them about the New Zealand tour and the upcoming Youth World Cup. Their favourite part of the tour you ask? “Shopping”, laughs Lauren. “No, seriously, going away was awesome, we all loved seeing New Zealand, Queenstown was probably the most beautiful place, but meeting everyone and building friendships was great”, she says. For Jarah she’s quick to mention the final night of the tour (and to change the topic from how many times she lost her passport while on tour.) “We got to hang out with the New Zealand teams, it was a lot of fun to meet everyone, to just be friends not competitors and we all seemed to bond really well.” Roxy, who had toured the Cook Islands with the last Australian 18 years team, also believes the team bonded really well. “At first we were sort of split into Queensland and New South Wales groups, but as soon as we put on our Australian uniforms, we just bonded. It brought us together as a team,” she says. The Australian team obviously played as well as they bonded, winning two of their three matches against a New Zealand side that has dramatically improved in recent times. “The tournament was scary in some ways, it felt like there was a lot of pressure on us”, says Lauren. “Being in their home town was fairly daunting”, agrees Roxy. After Australia took the first match of the series 4-3 in a drop-off, New Zealand fought back to take the second 6-4, which was the first time a New Zealand Youth side had beaten an Australian Womens Youth side, and the series would be decided in the third and final test. “The atmosphere at the third test was amazing”, says Jarah. “There wasn’t a spare seat in the park and almost all of the crowd were cheering for New Zealand.” The Australian girls saved their best for last though, winning 7-4 and retaining the Trans Tasman title for Australia. But now that’s all a distant memory for the girls as they focus on the NTL’s and then selection for the Youth World Cup to be held on the Gold Coast in 2005. “We’re not worrying too much about selection now, we’re just focusing on winning this NTL title,” says Lauren. “But we all know that if we get selected to play in the Youth World Cup side, it’s going to be amazing and such an honour to be representing Australia in a World Cup event in our home nation.”last_img read more

Mobay City Run Beneficiaries Laud Charity Event’s Organisers

first_imgStory Highlights Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the Agency’s Montego Bay Regional Office on April 20, UWI finance student and scholarship recipient, Trixton Lamey, recounted challenges experienced with tuition funding midway through his course. Financial assistance totalling approximately $15 million has been extended to students enrolled at the western campuses of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and University of Technology (UTech), among other tertiary institutions, as well as early-childhood facilities across the region since the charity event’s inception in 2014. Beneficiaries of scholarships and other forms of academic support funded from the proceeds of the annual MoBay City Run are lauding the organisers’ gesture as a blessing for education in western Jamaica. Beneficiaries of scholarships and other forms of academic support funded from the proceeds of the annual MoBay City Run are lauding the organisers’ gesture as a blessing for education in western Jamaica.Financial assistance totalling approximately $15 million has been extended to students enrolled at the western campuses of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and University of Technology (UTech), among other tertiary institutions, as well as early-childhood facilities across the region since the charity event’s inception in 2014.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the Agency’s Montego Bay Regional Office on April 20, UWI finance student and scholarship recipient, Trixton Lamey, recounted challenges experienced with tuition funding midway through his course.“I was holding my own (for) the first couple of years (but, thereafter, realised that I) could go no further and needed some financial assistance. It was then I remembered that (the organisers of) the MoBay City Run (were) offering scholarships. So I applied (and) was so thrilled when I got the call that my application was successful and (that) I would, indeed, get the help that I needed,” he shared.Mr. Lamey proudly declared that he has benefited significantly from the organisers’ gesture and expressed heartfelt gratitude for their consideration.“I really want to thank (them) for having something like this in western Jamaica that can change the lives of many young people,” he added.For his part, medical student, Michael Campbell, who also spoke at the Think Tank, said he had reached a point in his studies where he was unsure how the remainder of his tuition would be financed, and, subsequently, applied for a scholarship.“I was the happiest of persons when I found out that the organising committee of the MoBay City Run had approved my application,” he stated.Mr. Campbell said he is hopeful that more corporate entities, particularly across western Jamaica, will support the charity, which he describes as “one of the best things that are happening for education”.UTech Administrator, Antoinette Smith, said the MoBay City Run, its organisers and outcomes are indicative of “what is right with Jamaica”.“Each year, it is getting bigger and better, and we are happy to be a part of it. The MoBay City Run is just one of (the many) good things (that are) happening (and) we are very happy to be a part of it and watch it grow. At the end of the day, some of our needy students in the region can have access to funding that will help them further their education,” she added.The fifth MoBay City Run sprints off from the Old Hospital Park on Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, on Sunday, May 6 at 6:00 a.m.The list of beneficiaries is being expanded this year to include the first ever secondary institution to be selected – Mount Alvernia High School.last_img read more

New Hospitals Contract Team will cost country near 400000

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Premier attends town hall meetings TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Mar 2015 – During the Budget Communication this morning in the House of Assembly, Finance Minister Washington Misick said government will spend $382 Thousand for what is being called a Hospital Contract Management Unit to oversee the current Hospitals Contract. Minister Misick said: “This will ensure that we extract maximum value for money from our expensive contract with Interhealth Canada.” Already there is some criticism coming from the Opposition Leader, Sharlene Robinson who during her contribution following the Budget Speech said the government is years delayed in establishing this Committee, pointing to the PNP Administration’s lack of seriousness in firming up a better arrangement for the People of the Turks and Caicos Islands with Interhealth Canada long ago. The hospitals get 28% of the country’s national budget. The Minister said there is a budgetary limit being set for the hospitals this fiscal year. Related Items:hospital contract team, sharlene cartwright-robinson, washington misick Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaderslast_img read more

US Immigration Services Launches Online Form for Green Card Renewal

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 28, 2017 – Nassau – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has made the process of applying for the renewal of a green card easier for citizens in the Caribbean and around the world, by launching an online form.The new form allows lawful permanent residents who file the online Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, without assistance from an attorney or accredited representative. Applicants can file their form and upload evidence entirely on a mobile device. The redesign of the online Form I-90 also allows lawful permanent residents to navigate the site more easily, making the process of renewing or replacing Green Cards more convenient.New-mobile responsive designThe new mobile-responsive design provides an intuitive method for answering questions, navigating through sections, and uploading evidence on a mobile device. Instructions for filing Form I-90 require providing certain evidence, such as a copy of government-issued identification.Filing using mobile deviceApplicants filing through a mobile device, can now take a photo of the evidence and upload it directly from their mobile devices. The redesigned online form also provides a more personalized experience, as users are directed to answer only those questions specific to their case.No policy changeThere are no substantive changes to the policy or content of the form, and the online version has parity with the questions and content on the paper form.Applicants can access the online Form I-90 through myUSCIS by creating a USCIS online account at myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/. There is no cost to set up the account. This offers a variety of features including the ability to track the status of an application and to communicate with USCIS through a secure inbox.Customers who wish to file Form I-90 with the assistance of an attorney or accredited representative will continue to use the previous version of the online Form I-90.Additional information about Form I-90, including guidance on the application process, is available at uscis.gov/i-90. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, green card form, us green card renewallast_img read more

Walking with Warriors to raise money for Wounded Warrior Homes

first_imgWalking with Warriors to raise money for Wounded Warrior Homes March 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 8:19 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Walking with Warriors” say they are going to raise money for local nonprofit Wounded Warrior Homes with a 3 mile event.Participants will run, walk, or bike the scenic 3 mile route through the hills of San Marcos.Organizers say many runners will be carrying flags along the trail.Before the walk begins, participants will do 22 ceremonial push ups to bring attention to the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day.Doug Davidson is a Wounded Warrior Homes volunteer who decided to put together this event to raise awareness of an important issue.Davidson said he was challenged to do 22 push-ups a day for 22 consecutive days and post it on social media to create awareness for the average of 22 veterans that take their life every day.Davidson didn’t stop at 22 days though and on March 9 it will mark 1,000 consecutive days of doing at least 22 push-ups a day. center_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 8, 2019last_img read more