President intervenes in case of threats against three journalists

first_img News Reporters Without Borders is worried about death threats against Juan Gossaín of radio RCN, Mauricio Vargas of Cambio magazine and Julio Sánchez Cristo of W de Radio Caracol. President Alvaro Uribe has intervened personally to ensure they are given protection. Organisation September 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President intervenes in case of threats against three journalists October 21, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information to go further ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas RSF_en Receive email alerts Reports News News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about death threats against radio RCN news director Juan Gossaín, Cambio magazine editor Mauricio Vargas and W de Radio Caracol news director Julio Sánchez Cristo, which prompted President Alvaro Uribe to contact each them in turn to say he was giving them special protection.“We are pleased that President Uribe intervened personally but we would like to see the measures taken in these particular cases being applied more systematically to threatened journalists and we remind the president that Colombia continues to be one of Latin America’s most dangerous countries for the press,” the organisation said.The threats were made in an anonymous phone call received by Gossaín on 20 September. Referring to Vargas and Sánchez Cristo as well as Gossaín, the caller said: “If you and the other journalists continue to talk about what is happening in Cartagena, you should expect to suffer the consequences.” He was alluding to reports of municipal election rigging in the northern city of Cartagena.Gossaín reported the threat on the air, announcing that he considered himself warned and accepted the consequences of his actions.President Uribe personally contacted the police chief, Gen. Jorge Daniel Castro, and ordered him to investigate the threats. He also contacted each of the journalists yesterday to assure them of his support and intention to “reinforce the protection of the journalists so that they can continue working.” May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The ‘Unclear’ Future of the Community Reinvestment Act

first_img  Print This Post The ‘Unclear’ Future of the Community Reinvestment Act Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The ‘Unclear’ Future of the Community Reinvestment Act Related Articles About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago A primary goal of 1977’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was to reverse the effects of redlining, a practice by which the federal government and banks actively avoided lending to borrowers from lower-income and minority neighborhoods.Some housing advocates believe pending rule changes will weaken the CRA and that, though it could use some updates, now is not the time.In her piece published earlier this week, Paula Melton from examines both sides of the issue and explores options remaining for entities hoping to halt the trajectory of recently proposed changes.Although it’s not perfect, the CRA has been “a key driver of financial equity and helped spur hundreds of billions of dollars of investments,” Melissa Stegman, Senior Counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), told Melton.Seema Agnani, Executive Director at National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, added that “the CRA is one of the most important tools we have in the community development field to put pressure on the financial institutions to give back in the places where they are making profits—particularly in low-income communities.”Researchers at the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center wrote last summer, “Even though the banking industry has drastically changed since the CRA was enacted, the current regulations are working reasonably well. Any modernization efforts should be rooted in data, and…[they added], there is no need for change in the middle of a pandemic.”But prior to the stated changes proposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) last May, many agreed the act needed modernization to fit today’s digital environment as well as to better address the racial-equality issue.Josh Silver, Senior Advisor at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, told BuildingGreen the CRA, in addition to needing updates that take into consideration the proliferation of electronic banking, could do more to benefit struggling communities. He added that the order has not changed at all since 1995.“It has been really important for driving investments,” he told BuildingGreen of the act, “but it hasn’t always reached the communities that are harder hit during times of economic uncertainty and crisis.”And, wrote Melton, “there’s also the grading system, which banks have complained about for years, saying it’s not sufficiently standardized and is therefore too subjective.”Though many were on board with rule changes, many were not satisfied with the OCC’s amendments, which opponents said diminished existing provisions.”Critics argue … the OCC has weakened the law under the guise of modernization, incentivizing large infrastructure projects instead of community needs and potentially bringing full-fledged redlining back,” according to the BuildingGreen article.“It took away the original spirit of the CRA,” Agnani told BuildingGreen. “There is really broad consensus around the nonprofit sector that it does not achieve what CRA is intended to do.”Furthermore, “It would allow banks to ignore 20% of assessment areas and still pass,” Stegman reportedly said. “This could really result in unchecked disinvestment and a return to redlining.” Also, she said, “The rule disincentivizes investment in low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color. The activities of investment don’t have to primarily benefit low- and moderate-income communities.”The outcome remains to be seen.As is pointed out in the article, the OCC is just one of three regulatory bodies that oversee banks and assign their publicly available CRA grades. It is uncertain whether its final rule will hold up. Melton writes that she secured comment from OCC but that the representative did not follow through with an interview.The Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) reportedly recently released a competing Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for the CRA. (The third regulator, the FDIC, hasn’t engaged in rulemaking, according to the report.)The Hosue Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters also has sharply opposed the OCC’s proposed changes.At the time of the article’s publication earlier this week, Melton writes, “it’s unclear how the differences between OCC and the Fed might be resolved.”The article, which can be read in full here, details the ins and outs of the rulemaking and amendment process and where this issue stands.Essentially, Melton concludes, “it’s not too dramatic to say that whole communities are waiting to have their fate decided for them amid this regulatory back-and-forth.” Previous: Missed Payments, Financial Stress Straining Investors & Landlords Next: 30-Day Delinquencies at Lowest Rate Since 1979 November 11, 2020 1,240 Views Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2020-11-11 Christina Hughes Babb Subscribelast_img read more

District Magistrate Who Was Allegedly Responsible For Post-Midnight Cremation Of Hathras Victim, Transferred By UP Govt

first_imgNews UpdatesDistrict Magistrate Who Was Allegedly Responsible For Post-Midnight Cremation Of Hathras Victim, Transferred By UP Govt Sparsh Upadhyay1 Jan 2021 2:02 AMShare This – xThe Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday (31st December) transferred, along with 16 other IAS officers, Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar (who was allegedly responsible for past-midnight cremation of Hathras Rape Voctim) to Mirzapur in the same capacity. Ramesh Ranjan, the Joint managing director of UP Jal Nigam, has been made the new District Magistrate…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday (31st December) transferred, along with 16 other IAS officers, Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar (who was allegedly responsible for past-midnight cremation of Hathras Rape Voctim) to Mirzapur in the same capacity. Ramesh Ranjan, the Joint managing director of UP Jal Nigam, has been made the new District Magistrate of Hathras. Mr. Laxkar’s role in the handling of a 19-year-old Dalit woman’s case, who died after being brutally raped by four men was heavily criticized from several quarters including the Allahabad High Court and he had faced flak for the hurried late-night cremation of the Victim. Importantly, dissatisfied with the reasons given by the UP administration for hasty cremation of the body the Dalit woman, the Allahabad High Court had, in October, 2020, expressed its displeasure on the entire incident and had deprecated the local authorities for violating the victim and her family’s human and fundamental rights. It is important to note that the Allahabad High Court had specifically asked the Senior Counsel appearing for the State Government as to whether it was fair and reasonable to allow the District Magistrate to continue at Hathras during pendency of the investigation as also these proceedings before it regarding illegal cremation etc. when he was in the thick of things? In response to this, before the Bench of Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Rajan Roy, the State Government had attempted to justify the cremation of the victim in the night & it was specifically contended that the District Magistrate did not commit any wrong in this regard. When the Court asked Advocate Raju, Senior Counsel appearing for the State as to what are his instructions with regard to continuance of the District Magistrate at Hathras, the Counsel had submitted that after pondering over the issue Government has decided not to transfer the District Magistrate. Stating reasons for the same he submitted before the Court:- Firstly, that a political game is being played and the transfer of District Magistrate has been made a political issue by political parties with oblique motive so as to exert political pressure. Secondly, he submitted that there is no question of the District Magistrate tampering with the evidence relevant to the investigation. Thirdly, security of the family is now in the hands of the C.R.P.F. with which the State Government and its authorities have no concern. Fourthly, the investigation itself is being conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation and here also the State Government does not have any role. As per the report of The Hindu, responding to the transfer, the victim’s brother said he didn’t consider it a step towards justice. “We had demanded his termination and we would continue to raise the demand before the court,” he said. The victim’s sister-in-law said Mr Laxkar didn’t deserve to be district magistrate of any district. “The daughters of Mirzapur would not feel safe. After burning the body of our daughter like an unidentified person, he tried to explain to us that there was nothing unusual in it. That too sitting in our courtyard,” she said. Background The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court had taken suo moto cognizance of the Hathras gang rape case on Thursday (01st October), stating that is an “extremely sensitive” matter, touching upon the basic human/ fundamental rights of the citizens. Further, on Saturday (10th October) the Central Government had issued a notification for the investigation in the case by the CBI. Also, on Tuesday (27th October), the Supreme Court had asked the Allahabad High Court to monitor the on-going the CBI probe into the this matter. As regards the plea for transfer of trial outside the State of Uttar Pradesh, the CJI-led bench had stated that the question of transfer is left open until the investigation is completed. Click Here To Download Transfer Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Juan Mata jumps to Wayne Rooney’s defence after recent criticism

first_imgJuan Mata believes Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney deserves respect rather than the scrutiny and scorn of late. The 30-year-old has enjoyed a record-breaking start to the season, but becoming England’s all-time top scorer has not failed to take attention away from a clutch of underwhelming displays. Rooney has netted just two Barclays Premier League goals this term, leading to questions about his starting role for club and country – talk that surprises Mata, whose Spain side welcome the Three Lions for a glamour friendly on Friday. “Tomorrow’s match will be a tough test for us and for them to see what level they’re at. I believe that England are one of our direct rivals for Euro 2016”. Vincente del Bosque echoed those sentiments, although most of the questions the Spain coach faced revolved around star players such as the out-of-sorts Chelsea striker Diego Costa. “He’s not here because we’re obliged to, or because we believe we have a moral obligation,” he said. “He’s here because he deserves it. “When a team doesn’t work, the players get blamed too. This year Chelsea aren’t working well at the moment and this is happening.” “When we speak about Wayne we’re speaking about the captain of England and my team Manchester United,” the midfielder said. “He’s a very important player. He’s scored more goals than anyone in the English national team and at United. “I know he can play in different positions. At the end it’s Roy Hodgson or Louis van Gaal who decides, but obviously if he’s close to the box he will score more. “I feel very proud to play alongside him in my team and it will be very difficult to face him tomorrow.” Spain will not face Rooney from the outset on Friday, though, after Roy Hodgson revealed his plan to experiment with the England line-up in Alicante. Despite the captain’s absence, Mata believes England boast more than enough players to threaten. “Talking to Wayne every day in Manchester, I can tell that he is delighted with England’s national team,” he said. “They have youth, desire to win and the capacity to achieve something important – you only need to look at their qualifying campaign in which they won every game. Press Associationlast_img read more

MBB : Triche still developing into go-to scorer for SU

first_imgFlorida’s Kenny Boynton hit a 3-pointer from a few feet beyond the arc to put Florida up by three with 9:19 remaining in the second half. Coming down the court, he and teammate Bradley Beal celebrated as the Gators on the bench rose to their feet in excitement.On Syracuse’s ensuing possession, Brandon Triche nailed a 3-pointer from the right wing to even the score. But the SU guard remained emotionless after hitting the big shot in an intense back-and-forth game.His stoic reaction has been common throughout his career at SU.‘I’ll get there and be hyped so he can get there like that because he can go into the moment and doze off in games, but he sees me there and I’m clapping,’ point guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘… I’m slapping on the floor, that’s gonna get him going and also does get him going.’Triche has been among Syracuse’s (8-0) most consistent performers so far this season, but the guard is still gaining confidence in his third year as a starter. He is second on the team in scoring with 12.1 points per game, leading the Orange to victories with his efficient play on offense. Triche and SU will take on Marshall (5-1) in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn an impressive 72-68 victory over No. 12 Florida on Friday, Triche paced the team with 20 points. He scored 13 in the second half and went 9-of-9 from the free-throw line to help the Orange hold off the Gators late.He scored on a variety of drives and mid-range jumpers to go with that huge 3 to tie the game.‘The thing with Brandon is that he’s done that in the past, he’s come in last year, get nothing and then get 15 in the second half,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘I still don’t think he realizes how good he is. I just don’t think he realizes. I don’t think anybody can guard him, and I think he’s a tremendous player.’Triche displayed his all-around ability throughout the game Friday.He gave Syracuse its first lead of the game. Triche received the ball on the right wing, put his head down and dribbled a few feet to his left before knocking down the shot over the defender to put the Orange up 18-16 in the first half.Later, Triche banked a shot in from the left block in traffic after being knocked to the ground by Florida forward Will Yeguete. The Orange guard finished a three-point play with the free throw to put SU up 25-21 with 4:41 left in the half.Triche said he tries to stay aggressive and confident on the floor every game.‘I’m trying to get there,’ Triche said. ‘I have to make sure I believe that as well, but it starts every day just make sure you go out there and being comfortable and making sure everybody else knows that as well.’His confidence shined through when he hit that big 3 to end a Florida run and help SU take control of the game. In a poor shooting half by the Orange, Triche made the first of just two shots from beyond the arc for Syracuse.That 3-pointer took back the momentum for the Orange and set the stage for Jardine to take over the game in the final eight minutes.For Kris Joseph, Triche’s offensive production was crucial for his team to get the win. Even though the rest of the Orange struggled to knock down shots, Triche remained confident and kept shooting.That confidence hasn’t always been there for Triche, but it is something Jardine has noticed he has developed in the last two years.‘Brandon, he worked hard and that’s how he gained his confidence,’ Jardine said. ‘But the most important thing is I tell him all the time he’s the best player on our team because I know he needs to hear that.’[email protected]  Published on December 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Two Ways to Look at a Fin

first_imgTwo science articles this month showed very different ways to look at a fish fin.  One looked for evolution; the other looked for design.  One tried to trace an evolutionary story with no practical application; the other tried to find ways to improve our lives.    The evolutionary story involved a fossil coelacanth.  Science Daily reported that a fossil coelacanth fin found by researchers from University of Chicago “fills a shrinking evolutionary gap between fins and limbs.”  Yet it was unclear how it did so, since the article went on to say that both the fins of coelacanths and lungfish, once thought to be ancestral to tetrapods, are in fact actually specialized.  Matt Friedman, the team leader, denied even that coelacanth was a living fossil.  It was also unclear how this fossil helped the evolutionary story.  “With things like this [fossil],” he said, “we’re beginning to hone in on the primitive conditions of fins that gave rise to limbs later on.”  This indicates that they do not have evidence of primitive fins – only of advanced fins that could not have been part of an assumed evolutionary sequence leading to limbs.    The other story, a press release from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, described how a team is trying to imitate the swimming action of fish fins.  “Inspired by the efficient swimming motion of the bluegill sunfish, MIT researchers are building a mechanical fin that could one day propel robotic submarines.”  The sunfish can hover, turn, and store energy.  This particular species is able to propel itself forward with no backward drag.  As part of their research, the team “broke down the fin movement of the sunfish into 19 components and analyzed which ones are critical to achieving the fish’s powerful forward thrust.”  Then they built an artificial fin using advanced polymers to mimic the motion.  Some day, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) may use these principles to achieve greater maneuverability at less energy cost.  This effort “gives us the potential to build machines or robots in a manner closer to how nature creates things,” said one, and “will help engineers figure out how to best adapt nature’s principles to designing robotic vehicles.”Compare the benefit of biomimetic research with the utter uselessness of Darwinian speculation.  The nonsense going on at U of Chicago, the Center of Tetrapod Evolution Fability (01/16/2007 commentary), is wasting our time.  They cannot connect the fossil dots in any believable sequence between fish and amphibians, but have the gall to lie to us: first, about the “shrinking evolutionary gap between fins and limbs,” and secondly by denying coelacanth is a living fossil.  Do they even know what a living fossil is?  Here was a creature known only from the fossil record, thought to be extinct from the age of dinosaurs, that was found alive and well in 1938.  It doesn’t matter whether it is considered a transitional form now, because it was thought to be so by all evolutionists then.  When they found that it does not use its fins for supporting its body on land, they had to quickly change their fable in light of the facts in front of them.  They’ve learned nothing in the intervening 70 years and have done no one any good.  Evolution is useless, vapid, evanescent speculation about things they cannot know and cannot prove, holding us hostage to promissory notes about insight that turns out to be positively anti-knowledge (see Luther Sunderland comments).    The other story, by contrast, has real value.  The researchers saw an efficient design in nature.  They were inspired to create a similar mechanism that could improve our lives.  Which kind of science do you prefer gets the government funding?  If the rascally Darwinist usurpers ever get ejected from the lab for the crime of impersonating a scientist, civilization won’t miss them.  Real scientists will suddenly see a surge in funding and resources that had been wasted on fruitless storytelling.  Help mankind: fire a Darwinist.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Organic Grain Trials and Transition Farm Tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Organic Grain Trials and Transition Farm Tour will be held at Sonlight Acres/Morning Sun Farm at 9:30 a.m.  Aug. 30 at 3993 State Rte. 503 S., West Alexandria, OH.Dale Filbrun of Morning Sun Farm is an early organic pioneer, first becoming OEFFA certified in 1995. The farm focuses on organic eggs and produces its own feed grain. During this stop, attendees will visit the layer houses, tour the Great Harvest Seed grain trial plots, and observe the mechanical cultivation equipment used on the farm.The tour will continue at the adjacent Sonlight Acres for a discussion about transitioning land into organic management. Kenton Filbrun will address various transition strategies, effective approved fertility products, and the path he has followed toward organic certification.After the tour, the Filbruns invite you to a farmstead lunch sponsored by Great Harvest Seed. If you plan to stay for the lunch, RSVP by August 20 by calling (513) 267-0148 or email Sonlight Acres.last_img read more

North Union FFA earns accolades

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Caleb Isler, Chapter ReporterNorth Union won the National FFA Agronomy Career Development Event (CDE) at the 92rd National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis. North Union Agronomy team members include Dean Wolfe, Joel Krebehenne, Avery Zwayer, and Kaylee Smith, who all placed in the top 5 individually in the national competition. Zwayer placed second individually in the nation, while Smith placed third right behind Zwayer, and Wolfe and Krebehenne placed fourth and fifth consecutively behind Smith. These top individual placings led the team to take first place in winning the National Championship for the Agronomy CDE.Agronomy is the science and technology of producing crops for food, fiber and fuel. The National FFA Agronomy CDE is a competitive event that tests a participant’s knowledge on being able to identify seeds, insects, soil and crops, and solve a problematic scenario. This is North Union’s fifth National Championship. North Union FFA advisors are Tom Jolliff and Breck Mooneyham.last_img read more

Also-ran Mapua snaps 11-game skid, eliminates St. Benilde

first_imgRead Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future Already out of the playoff race, the Cardinals (2-12) also sent the Blazers (3-11) to an early vacation with still four games left in their schedule.Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde with 18 points and nine rebounds, while rookie Unique Naboa got 12 markers and three boards in the loss.The Scores:MAPUA 79 – Victoria 19, Aguirre 15, Gabo 11, Nieles 11, Pelayo 11, Buñag 6, Estrella 3, Orquina 2, Raflores 1.ST. BENILDE 69 – Leutcheu 18, Naboa 12, San Juan 11, Domingo 6, Dixon 5, Belgica 4, Johnson 4, Pili 3, Castor 2, Sta. Maria 2, Mercado 2.Quarters: 20-17, 37-42, 53-55, 79-69.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMapua finally snapped an 11-game losing skid and eliminated St. Benilde from the Final Four race with a 79-69 win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Laurenz Victoria and Denniel Aguirre teamed up for the Cardinals’ 14-1 finishing salvo, holding the Blazers scoreless in the final 3:23.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “It’s been a long time,” quipped coach Atoy Co as he entered the press room for the first time this season.“I made a good decision today and I just stayed to the six players who are playing, and luckily, they were able to produce.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVictoria uncorked seven of his 19 points in the payoff period, to go with seven assists, and four rebounds, while Aguirre added 15 markers, eight of which coming in the fourth frame, on top of nine boards and two dimes as Mapua finally tasted a victory for the first time since beating Letran, 78-75, last July 11.JP Nieles, Cedric Pelayo, and Leo Gabo all had 11 points apiece, while Christian Buñag collared 16 rebounds to go with his six markers in the victory.last_img read more


first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking nominations from SELECTORS to officiate at the 2006 Senior National Touch League tournament being held from 15-18 March 2006 in Coffs Harbour. The TFA will be selecting the following squads in preparation for the 2007 World Cup in South Africa in January 2007:* Senior Mixed:* Mens and Womens 30’s:* Mens 35’s:* Mens 40’s: Your nomination MUST reach the TFA Office by COB Monday 16th January 2006. The TFA will advise you of the outcome of your nomination.Please note: the respective State Director of Selectors must approve and recommend all nominations prior to it being forwarded to the TFA (see attached form).Click here for the: SELECTORS NOMINATION MEMOClick here for the: SELECTORS NOMINATION FORMlast_img read more