It could be the perfect time for Fulham to take on Newcastle

first_imgFulham are 8/11 to finish the campaign in the top 10 (evens bottom half) after their derby win over Rangers and they travel to Newcastle on Sunday.Newcastle are 16s for the drop and need three points but it could be a good time to meet the Geordies.Alan Pardew’s side are 11/10 to win, with Fulham 27/10 and the draw 5/2.Dimitar Berbatov has scored in his last four league games for the first time in his career and is 7/1 to score the opening goal and 85/40 to score at any time.Paolo Di Canio brings his Sunderland side to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with Chelsea (6/4 to win the FA Cup) desperate for the points to cement their place in the top four.The Blues are 1/3 with the Black Cats 19/2 and the draw at 22/5.Chelsea are 4/11 to finish in the top four and 6/5 to finish top London club, but they need three points against relegation-threatened Sunderland, that’s for sure.Rangers gave it a good go in the second half on Monday night but their defensive inadequacies meant it was another loss and the Hoops are now 1/16 the be playing in the Championship next term.They entertain FA Cup semi-finalists Wigan on Sunday and it goes without saying they must win.Loic Remy was wasted wide on the right in the first 45 minutes at the Cottage but looked sharp in the second half when playing down the middle and is 5/1 to score first and 6/4 to score at any time.Rangers are 7/5 with the Latics (5/2 for relegation) 21/10 and the draw at 12/5.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.comBe luckyCharlielast_img read more

Brent Tate Appointed to Touch Football Australia Board

first_imgFormer Test, Origin and NRL player Brent Tate has been appointed, as one of the Australian Rugby League Commission’s (ARLC) nominees to the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Board. Tate, who played 229 NRL matches – for the Brisbane Broncos, the Warriors and North Queensland Cowboys – 23 matches for Queensland and 26 matches for Australia, will join NRL CEO Todd Greenberg as ARLC representatives on the TFA board.“Brent brings the capability, values and profile that will be of great benefit to TFA.  He is a strong advocate for the NRL and Touch Football partnership and a great choice to take on this important role,” Mr Greenberg said.“It will also be beneficial to have further representation from Queensland, where so many Touch Football participants reside.“The NRL’s partnership with Touch Football Australia is incredibly important in both promoting active sport participation and broadening the opportunity for more people to be part of the rugby league community. Brent’s appointment will further support the achievement of these outcomes.”Tate said he was excited about taking on such an important role.“This is a great opportunity for me and it’s an area that I’ve got a real passion for,” said Tate. “Touch Football Australia is a strong and growing organisation and there are some great people involved.“I’m looking forward to adding my experience and ensuring that as many people as possible are playing Touch Football and Rugby League across the country, and that the relationship between TFA and the NRL continues to prosper.”Tate’s appointment to the board follows a number of significant announcements for Touch Football Australia, including:·         The co-location of Touch Football Australia and QLD Touch Football staff in a joint NRL/QRL facility in Brisbane;·         A partnership between the Melbourne Storm and TFA, to assist fan and participation growth in Victoria;·         TFA voting to modernise its governance and move to a company structure which recognises the ARLC as a partner.Touch Football Australia CEO Colm Maguire said the strategic significance of the Touch Football Australia and NRL partnership has never been so apparent with the forging of even closer links and driving stronger collaboration.“Firstly, we are delighted and welcome Brent’s appointment to the TFA Board and believe him to be an outstanding choice and contributor to the sport in coming years,” Maguire said.“Certainly, with the advent of our new Strategic Plan, we have been working very closely in partnership with the NRL on the Board appointment, the co-location of staff in the joint facility in Queensland and other key strategic areas,” he added. “Notwithstanding the most recent announcement of the agreement struck with the Melbourne Storm, provides for both codes innovative pathway and profiling opportunities. “This also represents the culmination of an enduring relationship and long-term support informally of our two sports in Melbourne. The collaboration and linkages between both organisations follows other partnerships across the majority of NRL clubs now either underway or in development.   “We also look ahead to some broader profiling and coverage between both sports and athletes, namely The NRL Rookie program which airs tomorrow night on Go! (Nine) in addition to other joint community and commercial opportunities in coming weeks.”“And we continue to see more and more NRL talent on show and in form emerging from Touch Football including Bevan French (Eels), Matt Moylan (Panthers), Ash Taylor (Titans), Shaun Johnson (Warriors) and Benji Marshall (Dragons), highlighting not only the pathway but also the partnership in action.”Related LinksBrent Tate appointed to TFA Boardlast_img read more

Met Service Fully Prepared for 2013 Hurricane Season

first_imgDirector of the National Meteorological Service (Met Service), Jeffery Spooner, says the agency is fully prepared to provide timely and accurate weather forecasting during the 2013 hurricane season, which begins June 1.“We are ready with all the equipment.  Our Doppler radar has been repaired and we have procured some of the critical spares. Virtually all of the staff are in place and are trained, prepped and ready to face the up-coming hurricane season,” he stated.Mr. Spooner was speaking to JIS News just before addressing a Heads of Agencies meeting held on Wednesday (May 15), at the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change in Kingston.He informed that the office is experiencing difficulties with the weather balloon station that monitors the characteristics of the upper atmosphere. The United States-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which manufactures and supplies the station, will be undertaking the repairs, he said.While the National Hurricane Centre have not yet issued official projections for the 2013 hurricane season, the Colorado State University has projected an above average Atlantic hurricane season with some 18 named storms.Nine of these are projected to become hurricanes, four of which are expected to be major systems.Mr. Spooner noted that while Jamaica has been spared the effects of major hurricanes in recent years, things could be different this year.He said the Caribbean has been mentioned “for the first time in a long time, that it is in line for a hit by a major hurricane”.Mr. Spooner is encouraging Jamaicans to begin making preparations for the season, and to heed the advice of the Met Office to ensure their safety and the security of their property during the hurricane season.Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, commended the Met Service’s proactive approach to the 2013 hurricane season, noting that the country will be well advised in the event of any eventualities.CONTACT: O. RODGER HUTCHINSONlast_img read more

Donut Boy Thanks Local Officers For Their Service

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 10-year-old boy from Florida dubbed the ‘Donut Boy’ swooped into the Kenai Peninsula to thank local area law enforcement earlier this week. Tyler Carach is on a mission called “I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop.” Tyler plans to deliver the sweet treat to every police officer in the country. He got the idea two summers ago, while at a local store, when he saw four officers and asked if he could use his allowance to buy them some doughnuts as a snack. They were so appreciative of the gesture, it gave him the idea for a mission: to thank every police officer in America. Tyler says he plans to be a police officer when he grows up: “I LOVE thanking them and they LOVE being thanked. I have a few more years to go before I can hold the line and until then, I will spend everyday being thankful for their commitment, dedication and sacrifices….and even after I am one of them.”last_img read more

Dahlia Comerford Set World Records at Short Course World Championships

first_imgThe Cardinals also put together impressive performances in the preliminary session as Marcelo Acosta registered a strong swim in 200 meter free, cutting over three seconds from his seed time to finish 29th in a time of 1:47.00. Dahlia and Comerford opened up the meet in world record fashion, combining with Olivia Smoliga and Katie Meili to take down the previous mark in the 4×50 meter medley relay by nearly a full second in a time of 1:42.38. Dahlia’s 50 fly split (24.02) and Comerford’s 50 free split (23.02) were the fastest among the entire field. HANGZHOU, China – Kelsi Dahlia and Mallory Comerford set a pair of relay world records to highlight the Cardinals’ second day at the FINA Short Course World Championships at the Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center on Wednesday evening. Just minutes later, Dahlia returned to the pool for the finals of the 200 meter butterfly, shattering her own American record en route to a silver medal with a time of 2:01.73. She eclipsed her previous mark of 2:02.89 from the 2016 Short Course World Championships by over a full second. Story Linkscenter_img Dahlia and Comerford closed out their evening with their second straight world record relay performance in the 4×50 meter mixed freestyle relay alongside Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Held. The quartet posted a time of 1:27.89, breaking the previous record set by the Netherlands by a half second. The Cards return to the Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST for the third day’s preliminaries.   Print Friendly Version In the semifinals of the 100 meter free, Comerford finished fifth in a time of 52.36 to earn a spot in tomorrow evening’s final.last_img read more