Bilic hopeful over Carroll

first_img Press Association “We are close but it is not done,” he said of a move for Jimenez. “Hopefully it is going to be done today or tomorrow but he will not make the squad for Sunday, no way. But it would be good for us to get the player as soon as possible. That would be it done. Then I would be happy.” Alex Song could also yet complete a move from Barcelona following his own loan spell last season but Bilic said the rest of the transfer window would likely see players departing the club. Having replaced Sam Allardyce as manager ahead of the final season at Upton Park before their move to the Olympic Stadium, Bilic was also keen to reel in any unrealistic expectations from his first year at the helm. “I would like us to play good football, to win games,” he said when asked what would constitute a successful campaign. “It’s easy to say now before the first game. Our aim is to be mid-table, to be as high as possible, we will give everything we can – let’s say if we finish top 10 that is major success.” The Croatian confirmed he will recall all of the first-team regulars who he rested for the defeat in Romania. In addition to Valencia and Carroll, loanee Carl Jenkinson is unavailable against his parent club. Club-record signing Carroll has seen his West Ham career besieged with injuries and has been out since February with his latest problem. He was expected to be missing until October but he returned to training with the under-21 squad last week and now Bilic believes the England international could play some part against one of his former clubs – at Anfield on August 29 or against Newcastle two weeks later. “Andy Carroll is doing really well,” he said. “He will be joining the squad in terms of training with the team very soon. It is easy to predict (when he will be fit) but it is also hard – I ask the simple questions to our medical department but it is hard for them. “He has been working for a few weeks but last week he was doing individual stuff without any problems so now the injury is gone. We just have to bring him in slowly, but as soon as possible to gain fitness. “It should be, the target the medical department told me, Liverpool or Newcastle which is the fourth or fifth game of the season.” With Carroll closing in on a return, Bilic is looking to bolster his attacking options further with the loan signing of Atletico Madrid forward Raul Jimenez. The Mexico international is waiting for a work permit but Bilic does not intend to return to the transfer market for any more strikers – effectively ruling out moves for players such as Javier Hernandez or Charlie Austin, who have both been heavily linked with moves to Upton Park. Slaven Bilic is hopeful of having Andy Carroll fit in as little as three weeks – with the West Ham boss revealing the trip to Liverpool is a realistic target. The Hammers open their Premier League campaign with a tricky trip to Arsenal on Sunday, on the back of their humbling Europa League qualifying exit at the hands of Romanian side Astra Giurgiu. With both Carroll and fellow forward Enner Valencia sidelined with knee injuries, Diafra Sakho and Mauro Zarate are Bilic’s only experienced options for the game at the Emirates Stadium. last_img read more

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Government to build multipurpose sports facilities in Regions 2, 6 and 10

first_imgIN keeping with a promise made during his campaign, Head of State, President Dr Irfaan Ali, announced yesterday, during a press conference, that the PPP/C Government will be building multipurpose sport facilities in Regions 2, 6 and 10.President Ali said the move comes as his administration looks to “continue to continue to support the growth and development of our young people and our sport men and women and finding new talent, while supporting every region of our country.”According to President Ali, who dabbled in the sport of cricket, “these are some of the investment measures and policies that we will pursue in this emergency budget and in January, to bring relief, to create opportunities and to improve the welfare and wellbeing of all the people of our country.”The President was not available to give further details as it relates to how much will be allocated towards the facilities, or if there has been any studies done within the specific regions to ascertain where the facilities will be constructed.In their manifesto, which will guide government’s Policy, the PPP/C Government also said they will provide a special fund for upgrading of sports and cultural facilities, as well as building Sport Academies in all regions.Plans, according to the manifesto, will be in place to provide incentive packages for businesses that provide sponsorships or employment opportunities for sports persons.The Government also intends to upgrade the South Dakota Circuit, the country’s lone motor racing track, to international standards.Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr, has reiterated that under President Ali, sports will not be left behind and the country’s sportsmen and women can rest easy knowing that they now have an administration that will cater to their needs.(Rawle Toney)last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week —Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Selects

first_imgA late goal may have denied the Nelson U14 Selects the gold medal at the recent Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint, Idaho, but it did not stop staff at Mallard’s Source for sports to honour the squad with Team of the Week status.The Selects finished second in Sandpoint after surrendering a late goal to the Spokane Breakers to grab the silver medal. Nelson defeated Coeur d’Alene Sting 3-0 and registered a 1-0 win against the Breakers before surviving a shootout to advance to the final.The U14 Nelson Selects team includes coach Lyle Hill, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Josh Yasek, Luka Eyre, Cody St. Thomas, Keanu Tromans, Ezra Foy, Milo Baranyai Sheppard, coach Kerry Dyck, Thomas Baxter, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Josh Schacher, Ernesto Archambault, Jaden Dyck, Jesse Thurston, Grayson Hill, Aidan Mushumanski, Angus Paterson, Jacob Erickson and keeper Bradey Sookero.last_img read more

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$2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies – Quotes & Recap

first_imgSecond-place trainer Mark Casse (Valadorna) – “She ran great. She had a good trip and was maybe just a little bit late getting out with the soft fractions, but I was proud of her. It was the way I expected her to run. She’s a very good horse. She needed (the education she got in her last race) today.” ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016) – Ciglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia et al’s Champagne Room ($69.20) blew past early pacesetter Noted and Quoted at the head of the stretch and then held off a late bid from Valadorna by three-quarters of a length to win the 33rd running of the $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), the first of nine World Championships races Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita Park.Trained by Peter Eurton and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Champagne Room covered the mile and a sixteenth on a fast track in 1:45.12. It is the first Breeders’ Cup victory for Eurton and second for Gutierrez, who won last year’s Juvenile on Nyquist. CHAMPAGNE ROOM WINS 14 HANDS WINERY BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES Breeders’ Cup World Championships – Saturday, Nov. 5 It was the second victory in five starts for the Kentucky-bred daughter of Broken Vow. Third-place jockey Mike Smith (American Gal) – “We broke real bad and it cost me the race. That’s all it was.” Third-place trainer Bob Baffert (American Gal) – “I thought she ran an incredible race considering how wide she had to go the whole way. She’s shown she can go a distance and what a good horse she is.” Winning trainer Peter Eurton (Champagne Room) – “I wasn’t feeling utterly confident (coming down the stretch). She was actually moving pretty well. She was getting a little tired, but there wasn’t anyone catching her. I’m feeling pretty good right now. This means an awful lot to me.” 14 HANDS WINERY BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES QUOTES Winning jockey Mario Gutierrez (Champagne Room) – “I had a perfect trip. She broke really sharp. I was able to settle behind the speed and when I asked her, she ran with all her heart today.” Second-place jockey Julien Leparoux (Valadorna) – “We had a pretty good trip, but there wasn’t much pace. I had to wait a little bit on the turn and I think the winner got away from us. She ran a big, big race.”last_img read more

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Luck of the draw! New car for one lucky B&S Credit Union member

first_imgB&S Credit Union Members Car Draw saw one lucky winner receive the keys to a brand new 192 Ford Focus.The excitement within B&S Credit Union was electric as John Breslin announced live on Highland Radio, Thursday 19th July the winner of this amazing prize, the lucky winner was a very shocked B&S Credit Union member of staff, Joan Lynch.Eleven other lucky members also received cash prizes including: €2500 Margaret Gallagher – McCarron, Raphoe€2000 Sean Bradley, Castlefinn€2000 Margaret Brogan, Stranorlar€1000 Barry Dowds, Corefrin€1000 Marian McGranaghan, Sessiaghoneill€1000 Eunan Laverty, Drumboe, Stranorlar€500 Fiona Tunney, Letterkenny€500 Stephen Patton, Ballybofey€500 Kelvin Lynch, Ballybofey€500 Kathleen McNulty, StranorlarB&S Credit Union CEO Kevin Morahan thanked the wonderful staff who work extremely hard in B&S Credit Union to provide a friendly and efficient service to members.In recognition of the 50th Celebration, Kevin had a special thanks to all former and current Directors and volunteers who have in the past and also in the present, continue to work effortlessly for the credit union.There has been a number of changes within B&S Credit Union within the past 50 years. Since that excellent voluntary work of the first Board, B&S Credit Union has continued to flourish over five decades and has created a community financial co-operative which serves almost 13,500 members in its common bond with an asset size over €60million. B&S Credit Union has experienced two changes of currency, and premises, since its inception, moving into the current premises on Main Street Ballybofey in 1999.The premises were extensively renovated in 2017 and are now a secure, confidential and comfortable premise for both members and staff.B&S Credit Union have a voluntary Board of Directors and a board oversight committee who direct and oversee the running of the Credit Union.B&S Credit Union currently employs 20 staff, 8 full time and 12 who work part-time, and they also have a pool of volunteers who serve on various committees.At the start, it was people who put their savings together and who worked voluntarily to manage their monies and create a lending pool. That was back in the 60s. Credit Union communities have grown rapidly, and they are now recognised as financial institutions where people save monies and borrow on a par with banks, albeit on a smaller scale.B&S Credit Union have not been approved for mortgage lending yet but they are actively engaged in personal lending for a multitude of purposes.B&S Credit union are still open to new members who live or work in their ‘common bond’ area which covers a geographical area from Glenfin/Cloghan to Convoy to Castlefin to Killygordan to Drumkeen and up into Barnes Mor.They try to keep the lending process as simple as possible but have to also satisfy regulatory requirements from the Central Bank. Loans range from a few hundred euros up to 50,000 – people borrow for Cars, Holidays, Home renovations, Education and so on.Assistant Manager, Breege Duffy thanked everyone who helped make the event so successful “a special thanks to Shane Connolly cars for supplying the lovely car Finally and most importantly a huge thanks to all our loyal members who make the Credit Union what it is.”Members Car draw was the start of their 50th Celebrations events, other events scheduled to take place include; Vintage Tea Party on Friday 19th from 12noon -3 pm in Marquee B&S Carpark, Family Fun Day on Saturday from 10 am -2 pm and Celebration Event which will take place in Jackson’s Hotel. For more information visit www.bandscu.ieLuck of the draw! New car for one lucky B&S Credit Union member was last modified: August 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Science Discovers the Unexpected and the Obvious

first_imgYoung’s Law jokes, “All great discoveries are made by mistake.”  Here are some recent examples.Arch-istan:  Think the world’s natural features are all well known?  “Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have stumbled upon a geological colossus in a remote corner of Afghanistan: a natural stone arch spanning more than 200 feet across its base,” reported PhysOrg.  It now ranks as the 12th largest natural bridge in the world.    “It’s one of the most spectacular discoveries ever made in this region,” a spokesman for the Society said.  And there’s probably more: “The arch is emblematic of the natural marvels that still await discovery in Afghanistan” if only the warlords would let people in.Sing for surgery:  A lady needed knee replacement surgery, but her blood pressure was too high.  Science Daily reported, “While the patient was unresponsive to aggressive pharmacologic interventions, the woman’s blood pressure dropped dramatically when she sang several religious songs.”  Maybe they’ve stumbled upon a new therapy: “Singing is simple, safe, and free.  Patients should be encouraged to sing if they wish.”    The story did not explain whether it was the singing that was effective, or the words.  Depending on the songs (which were not mentioned), it could have been the concepts expressed by the songs that gave this particular patient comfort.  The article said that “larger studies are needed” to see if singing will be advised for patients.  If so, it could make for a strange new auditory environment in hospitals depending on the singers’ skill (and harmonization).  Arguably, though, there are songs that might raise blood pressure.Nice termites:  Termites are a farmer’s friend, claimed New Scientist.  An ecosystem scientist in Australia “has shown that the insects can increase the yield of wheat crops by 36 per cent.”  Ants and termites can loosen the soil in arid climates like earthworms do in more temperate climates.  They also bring more nitrogen into the soil.    “Never mind fertilisers and pesticides: for a natural solution to boosting crop yields in arid regions, turn to termite power,” said Wendy Zukerman at New Scientist; however, she quoted critics who pointed to some potential downsides. Mammoth protein:  Protein samples have been extracted from a mammoth said to be 600,000 years old.  Science Daily quoted a “bio-archaeologist” from the University of York who remarked, “Until several years ago we did not believe we would find any collagen in a skeleton of this age, even if it was as well-preserved as the West Runton Elephant.”    The specimen, 85% intact, is the most complete and well-preserved mammoth found so far.  See artist rendition of the West Runton Elephant on PhysOrg.Non-renewable energy:  Wind and wave power seem to be models of clean, green, renewable sources of energy.  Not so, says Axel Kleidon of the Max Planck Institute.  New Scientist claims, as summarized by reporter Mark Buchanan, “Build enough wind farms to replace fossil fuels and we could do as much damage to the climate as greenhouse global warming.”    Kleidon’s argument, being taken seriously in the UK, is that the second law of thermodynamics dictates that devices built to take advantage of winds and waves are doomed to emit much of the energy gained as heat – back into the atmosphere.On the other hand, scientists occasionally state the obvious:Hearing media reports about uncommon acts of goodness can make good people even better (PhysOrg).Lack of motivation is a barrier for exercise in boys (PhysOrg).Researchers given intellectual challenge and independence are more likely to come up with innovations (PhysOrg).Beautiful people are happier (PhysOrg), but there was a lot of spread in the data (to say nothing of subjectivity).Distressed areas have more poverty (PhysOrg).Lastly, PhysOrg made the astonishing discovery that “conscientious people earn more and save more for retirement.”Must be publish-or-perish time at some universities.  Scientific discovery needs to be distinguished from scientific explanation.  Sometimes scientists stumble upon new ideas, sometimes they reinforce the obvious, and sometimes they upset apple carts (05/19/2010) – only to have other scientists turn them right-side up again.  Occasionally, scientists discover new, useful principles by careful, methodical research.  Whether accidental or methodical, their findings must always be filtered through human limitations.  That’s why discernment is required for anyone evaluating their claims.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA para-cyclists on song in World Cup

first_imgReigning world champion Ernst van Dyk claimed the first gold medal by edging out his nemesis Alessandro Zanardi in a sprint finish to the road race. Zanardi had won the time trial two days earlier. SAinfo reporter C4 cyclist Roxy Burns retained her World Cup leaders’ jersey, which she had earned after her first race earlier this season. It’s a great achievement for Burns, especially since her preferred discipline is track cycling. South Africa’s second gold medal was awarded to T1 Tricyclist George Rex, who won the time trial over an 8.3km course in 17:40.09, 13.08 seconds ahead of Spain’s Aitor Oroza Flores, with Jiri Hindr of the Czech Republic finishing third. 27 August 2013 The first three riders to cross the finish line after eight laps and 66.4km of racing – Van Dyk, Zanardi and Jetze Plat (Ned) – all recorded the same time of 01:56:51, with only four seconds separating the top five riders. The team’s attention will next be turned onto the 2013 World Championships as they settle in at Baie-Comeau in Quebec. Racing starts on Thursday, 29 August. First winIt was the first time this season that Van Dyk, who races in the H4 category, had defeated former Formula One driver Zanardi, who had dominated the previous rounds of the road racing and time trial disciplines. “Our new T1 rider George Rex was a pleasant surprise. He finished fourth in Italy, and then followed it up with second places in Spain, and a win and third place here in Matane. “Of course we are also well aware that his main adversary, the French rider, broke his collarbone and did not compete. South African para-cyclists captured two gold medals and three World Cup leaders’ jerseys at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup Series in Matane, Canada on the weekend. ‘Consistency’“Consistency also gave Justine Asher the overall win in the H2 class.” Asher’s achievement was all the more remarkable since she had to return home early after racing at the Italian leg of the World Cup series following a crash in which she broke bones in a foot. ‘Our best ever World Cup’“This was our best ever World Cup,” team coach Ricky Kulsen told Road to Rio’s Mark Etheridge. “Due to consistently riding in all the events, Roxy won the C4 World Cup overall without winning one single race. This was actually just part of getting her used to riding the road in preparation for the track.last_img read more

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10 Filipino players bolster ABL teams as Heritage Imports

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFilipinos have long been regarded as the best basketball players in Southeast Asia.So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Filipino ballers are coveted in the region with 10 players enlisted as Heritage Imports this upcoming 2017-2018 ABL season.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH ABL tips off on Friday with the Slingers taking on Nanhai Kung Fu in China, while Alab opens its campaign at Mall of Asia Arena against Hong Kong Eastern on Sunday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Headlining the list is 2017 PBA Draft’s top overall pick Christian Standhardinger, who will bolster the already potent Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club.The Fil-German forward will reinforce the deadly frontline for the defending champion Long Lions for the next six months in Hong Kong before debuting for the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA.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 shutoutFil-Am playmaker Jason Brickman will once again orchestrate the offense for Mono Vampire Basketball Club.Ex-PBA players have also taken their act to the ABL hoping to reinvigorate their careers overseas. No regrets for Perez, Lyceum after finals loss: ‘It was a good experience for us’ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’01:37Protesters 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 Read Next Former Ginebra first-rounder James Forrester seeks to revive his career with ABL newcomer Formosa Dreamers of Taiwan, ex-Blackwater forward Reil Cervantes will reinforce Westports Malaysia Dragons, and former GlobalPort slasher AJ Mandani will fortify last season’s runner-up Singapore Slingers.Hardworking forward Lawrence Domingo goes on a return trip for Alab Pilipinas as the 23-year-old will once again serve as the Heritage Import for the home crew.The ABL also provides a new opportunity for unheralded Filipino ballers, some of which are hoping to get a second wind in their basketball careers, or chance to introduce themselves to the public.Guard Paul Zamar of UE partners with Brickman in Thailand with Mono Vampire, while former Adamson forward Patrick Cabahug teams up with Cervantes for the Dragons.Nanhai Kung Fu Basketball Club of China will also roll the dice with little-known Caelan Tiongson of Biola University and Jonathan Bermillo of Bishop’s University.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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NBTC: Kai Sotto, Ateneo dodge upset, withstand Lyceum-Cavite

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next John Barba led the Junior Pirates with 18 points and five rebounds while Guadana had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.No. 26 Sta. Clarita International School-Iloilo was the lowest-ranked team to advance to the Supreme 16 after it beat Cebu’s Uniersity of San Jose-Recoletos, 89-75.Steven Tono and Wilmer Dalumpines combined for 19 points in the fourth quarter where Sta. Clarita outscored the Jaguars, 28-10.Fourth-seed San Beda leaned on Rhayyan Amsali and Tony Ynot to beat 29th seed Holy Trinity-Gen Santos to also secure a spot in the Supreme 16.Amsali tallied 19 points, four rebounds, and two steals in just 16 minutes of action while Ynot finished with 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT Third-seed Southwestern University-PHINMA of Cebu dominated 30th seed Dolores National High School-Eastern Samar, 103-49.Harvey Sanchez scored 20 points for the Baby Cobras, who will face the 14th seed Top Flight-Vancouver. Google Philippines names new country director Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Forthsky Padrigao hit the go-ahead basket with 46 seconds left to finish with 17 points on top of six assists.“What I like most about the game is that our opponent is a very strong and competitive team. They’re from the NCAA so our players really got tested,” said Ateneo head coach Reggie Varilla.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Kudos to the boys. We weren’t able to practice that much because it’s exam week last week but they were trying But I think we could have done a better job,” Varilla, whose team blew a 14-point lead, added.The Junior Pirates had a chance to tie but Mac Guadana couldn’t get a shot off as time expired. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Kai Sotto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFifth-seed Ateneo-Quezon City eluded an upset after escaping Lyceum-Cavite, 86-84, in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC National Finals Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Kai Sotto had 35 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Blue Eaglets, who arranged a showdown with 12th seed FilAm Sports USA on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Big finish needed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 MOST READlast_img read more

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State of Origin

first_imgThe New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) will host the Queensland Touch Association (QTA) at Tempe on Friday, 23 August and Saturday, 24 August 2008. The fiercest of rivals will compete in Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Men’s 20’s, Women’s 20’s, Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 35’s, Women’s 35’s, Men’s 40’s, Women’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s, and Men’s 50’s divisions to determine the overall winner.The two states last competed in 2006 where NSWTA defeated QTA winning seven of the thirteen divisions. QTA will be looking to add to their three titles won since the inaugural State of Origin Series was conducted at the NSW State Cup in Port Macquarie in 1995.For more information about the 2008 State of Origin, please visit the website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=931&pID=14last_img read more

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