first_imgA Church of Ireland Minister has demanded the public flogging of the gang who terrorised tragic burglary victim Suzy Arthur.Rev David CrookesMs Arthur, 89, died in hospital on Thursday night, weeks after she was thrown to the ground during a raid on her Raphoe home.Suzy suffered a broken hip and never managed to make it back home after being hospitalised. Now Rev David Crookes, who will officiate at Suzy’s funeral tomorrow, has demanded the gang who carried out the attack are punished.He told Donegal Daily: “Suzy was a complete lady and the people who did this are simply evil.“They should be whipped and publicly flogged when they are caught.“I have no hesitation in saying that because people simply cannot be allowed to get away with this. “They are evil and they need to be made pay for what they did. Perhaps that will make them stop and think about doing something like this again.“If I had my way these type of people would be jailed, woken at 6am, given a cold shower, fed cold porridge and made to do hard labour all day.”Suzy will be buried tomorrow following funeral service in Taughboyne Parish Church.Among those who will attend the funeral will be her devoted sister Isa, 91, who was with Suzy in their home at Feddyglass, Raphoe when they were attacked by a gang at 5pm on July 1st last.The gang, who drove a northern-registered Ford Focus, called to the women’s home on the pretense of offering a painting service. Instead the gang attacked the ladies and threw Suzy to the ground breaking her hip.The gang immediately cut off the phonewires disabling Isa’s emergency phone pendant.Isa was found in a distressed state wandering the road outside her home by a motorist coming home from work.Rev Crookes said he will prefer to remember Ms Arthur for the full life she lived and not to dwell on the gang who “murdered her.” “Make no mistake, whoever did this to Suzy murdered her.“They came into her hoe and attacked her. If she had not been attacked by these cowards, she would still be enjoying her life with her sister Isa.“I will not be wasting the spiritual time of the mass by wasting it on these cowards. Instead I will be remembering the wonderful person that Suzy was,” he said.CHURCH MINISTER CALLS FOR PUBLIC WHIPPING OF MAN WHO ATTACKED TRAGIC SUZY was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by StephenShare 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)Tags:burglaryfloggingISA ARTHURRev David CrookesSuzy Arthurwhippinglast_img read more

Ramelton Country Markets turn 40 with special fundraising party

first_imgRamelton Country Markets Ltd have big plans to celebrate their 40th anniversary this weekend. The 40th Anniversary Market on Saturday 22nd July in Ramelton Town Hall will be fundraising for Pieta House and The Bumblance Children’s Ambulance.A wonderful array of producers and artists will gather from 11.00am – 3.30pm for this all day food and craft fair on Saturday. The 40th anniversary promises to be a day of gifts, good food and fun. Some of the stalls to expect on the day are Karen O”Kane – Koko Designs, Maria Connolly Ceramics, Fiona Herbst Lough Fern Studios Jewellery, Joe Diver Woodturning, Siobhan Gillespie Happy Art, Donegal Natural Soap Company and Shelagh Dwyer Lino Cuts Art.There will be a full range of home baking, ready meals, jams, jellies, sweet treats, fresh flowers, crafts & more. Light lunches are served in the Tearoom, with hampers, raffles, gift vouchers/giveaways adding to the fundraising atmosphere.Proceeds from the tearoom, stall fees and raffles are going to be given to Pieta House NW and the Bumbleance Children’s Ambulance. For more information and updates, visit the Facebook page here: Ramelton Country Markets LtdThe History of the Ramelton Country Markets:Ramelton Country Markets was established in 1977 by a small group of people – Sheila Forbes, Mr & Mrs Millar, Penny Watt, Dan Webber, Mrs Braddell, Bridget Hannigan all now deceased and Veronica Doherty the only founding member still alive. Country Markets genesis in Ireland was in the 1940s and its vision was and still is to allow the sale of crafts and surplus food directly to the consumer and generate additional income for farm families. Having stuck to its core principles, lived through the boom and here we are again acting as a catalyst for allowing local entrepreneurship to flourish in the most sustainable way. CM Ltd is a co-operative group of 44 (5 in Donegal) markets that take place weekly across the country.  Members are registered local producers who operate under EC (Hygiene of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2006. Each member uses the distinctive Country Markets logo (An Brannra) on its signage to differentiate it from other markets. An Brannra in its original form is a bread iron which was crafted by a Donegal blacksmith. The bread iron, of early Irish origin, links the work of hand and spade in its use for cooking oatcakes in country homes. Many of the current members are from families who are proudly producing for Country Markets for generations.  Ramelton CM started out in the Robinson School and today it takes place in the Town Hall every Saturday from 11am – 12:30 pm with an outreach market in Letterkenny at Greens Shopping Centre every second Friday.Country Markets Limited was established in 1946 by the Irish Homespun Society and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association has proudly celebrated its 70th Anniversary. The aim of Country Markets Limited is to market, by co-operative means, producer members’ good fresh quality farm, garden and home produce and traditional crafts using our natural resources. Marketing co-operatively in this way it is hoped to enhance, in a small way the family income.DONEGAL MarketsKilclooneyDolmen CentreSaturday11.00amRameltonTown Hall Saturday11.00amRameltonGreens SC Letterkenny every 2nd Fri10.00amLeghowneyLeghowney Hall2nd & 4th Sat11.00amDunfanaghyOzanam Centre Saturday11.00amKerrykeelOld School HouseSaturday11.00amRamelton Country Markets turn 40 with special fundraising party was last modified: July 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)Tags:country marketseventsRameltonThings to doweekendslast_img read more

Donegal woman wins Young Carer of the Year Award

first_imgA remarkable young Donegal woman has been named as Ulster’s Young Carer of the Year 2019.Áine Grant from Bridgend, who cares for her mum Nuala, was one of four regional carers recognised at the national awards on Friday.Áine, who is 20 years old, has been by her mum’s side for the past two years after she was diagnosed with early onset dementia. Family Carers Ireland Young Carer Ambassador Adam Hyland, Aine Grant and Family Carers Ireland patron Marty Whelan.The 2019 Netwatch National Carer of the Year Awards were presented by broadcasters and patrons of Family Carers Ireland Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy at a ceremony in the Westin Hotel, Dublin.Now in their 13th year, the Netwatch Carer of the Year awards seek to recognise, celebrate and shine a light on the remarkable contribution of Ireland’s 355,000 family carers – almost two thirds of whom provide over 100 hours of care per week.Marcin Filak from Kildalkey, Co. Meath was named as the overall Netwatch Carer of the Year 2019. Marcin cares for his wife Ola, who suffers from locked-in syndrome, and their two children, the eldest of whom Piotr (13) has autism.  Donegal woman wins Young Carer of the Year Award was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Responsible leadership the agenda at Davos

first_imgWith the global political and economic landscape changing rapidly, the World Economic Forum is urging global leaders to be more responsive and responsible. South Africa is heeding that call and is making sure the country is open for business.The World Economic Forum is calling on world leaders to be more responsive and responsible, and Team South Africa is heeding their message while also spreading the word that the country is open for business. (Image: World Economic Forum, Flickr)By Shamin ChibbaIn the coming days the snowy Alpine town of Davos in Switzerland will not be overrun by skiers and holidaymakers, but rather by leaders and thinkers as the World Economic Forum (WEF) kicks off its 47th Annual Meeting on 17 January.In light of a new global political and economic future, about 2,500 delegates from government, business, academia, civil society, media and the arts will participate in discussions around the meeting’s theme this year, “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”.The WEF says the theme calls on global leaders to adapt current systems so as to foster growth that benefits everyone.It says that responsive leadership will answer to the frustrations experienced by those not benefiting from economic and social development with what is called inclusive development and equitable growth. “Their situation will only become more uncertain with the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on future employment,” said WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab.South Africa calls for inclusive economic developmentThough Team South Africa heads to Davos with the theme “South Africa is open for business”, its strongest message is that the country will promote economic development for all its citizens to overcome economic inequality. This will tie in with the WEF’s overarching theme.The country’s proposed reforms in the near future will address the National Health Insurance initiative, issues affecting women and gender equality, land redistribution, rural development, and agriculture and forestry. The government will broaden access to telecommunications, support small business development, and improve growth in tourism.It also aims to allocate R45-billion to promote industrialisation, economic transformation and sustainable resource management.Find out more about Team South Africa’s key messages for Davos 2017.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Have to take best of both legacy and modern clubs for one league: Asian Football Confederation

first_imgAsian Football Confederation (AFC) general secretary Dato Windsor John on Wednesday said while taking a call on starting one Indian football league, the best of “heritage clubs” and “modern” ones have to be taken into consideration.At present the I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL) run simultaneously.”No. I am not sure if you are aware there was a big (meeting). I have not seen the report yet. Once we see the report two-three experts will take a call on what is to be done,” Windsor John told reporters on the sidelines of the FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final between England and Brazil here.”On one side there are legacy clubs. On the other side are the modern clubs. How do we take the best of both for Indian football. I think that should be the focal point rather than merger.”The AFC had all stakeholders’ meeting earlier this year where it was decided that for the short term I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL) will be take place simultaneously while in the longer run there has to be one league.”AFC in its statutes that one country one league. We just gave a provision for a transition. One league is sure. I have to reports and then we need to sit with AIFF and ISL,” the AFC secretary said.Asked about the fate of city football giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan who have refused to pay participation fee, Windsor John said their contribution over the years cannot be forgotten.advertisement”We cannot forget their supporters’ base. We are conscious of their contribution to football. If today football is alive it is because of them,” he said.All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das added that they are trying to merge the two leagues by next year.”There will be one league. It’s not been decided yet. Dates but most likely it will be from next season,” Das said.”They have to fulfil the criteria. They have to pay participation fee. They cannot compromise with it,” Das added.After meeting all state associations and clubs across the country, FIFA and AFC officials will do market research and then prepare a draft on the merger of the I-League and the ISL.last_img read more

Toronto Gets Devils GM Lamoriello

first_imgTORONTO — Brendan Shanahan’s new-school Toronto Maple Leafs front office built on his philosophy of differing viewpoints has a new voice, and this one comes with a lot of NHL experience.Shanahan, who’s a year into his duties as team President, believes new General Manager Lou Lamoriello “will fit in very, very well and be an incredible boost” to what the Leafs are trying to accomplish.Shanahan went looking for experience to join Kyle Dubas, Mark Hunter and Brandon Pridham in management, and found it in Lamoriello.“If I could map out or draw out a description of the kind of person that we wanted, it would be Lou,” Shanahan told a news conference July 23.“I’ve always thought that there are certain advantages to hiring people on their way up that are looking to prove themselves and have that sort of hunger and energy to make a name for themselves. But I do think that we were lacking in some experience.”In charge of the New Jersey Devils since 1987, the 72-year-old Lamoriello was the longest-serving GM in NHL history. Along the way, his teams won the Stanley Cup three times, a pedigree he brings to the Leafs, who are trying to build a championship contender.Lamoriello becomes the old-school GM working under the Hall of Fame player and overseeing assistants Hunter, Dubas and Pridham, also NHL management rookies. He’ll also work with coach Mike Babcock, who’s signed for eight years and $50 million and has committed to a long-range plan for success.“Brendan’s hired some very good people kind of a little bit on an entry level, at the levels they are coming into the league,” said Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, who made a similar transition last year leaving the Carolina Hurricanes. “To add an experienced guy like Lou, I think it was very smart on the Leafs’ part, and it’ll be a good fit.”Lamoriello’s comfortable fit for the past 28 years was gripping the reins of the Devils and asserting just about total control. New Jersey was his team until Ray Shero took over as GM in May, leaving Lamoriello as team President.“I think this benefits everyone,” Shero said. “He’s a pretty amazing person, and he’s in the Hall of Fame for a reason. They’re going to find that out.”Although Lamoriello said he was told he’d have autonomy as GM, Shanahan made it clear in conversations “the kind of environment and organization” of collaboration he was building.Lamoriello is OK with Shanahan not wearing a tie to work every day and might have to let Hunter keep his facial hair, and he’s fine with sharing decision-making responsibilities.“No one makes any decision without consulting the people that are around them and their supporting staff,” Lamoriello said. “Everybody works together. They don’t work for each other. Everybody will be part of every process.”The process of remaking the Leafs is already under way. Since taking over, Shanahan fired several assistant coaches, executives and scouts, Randy Carlyle and Dave Nonis and presided over the trade of Phil Kessel to the Penguins.Yet there are still plenty of big decisions to make, as Kessel is unlikely to be the only core player sent packing.Shanahan is still setting the vision, but now it’s Lamoriello’s job to execute it.“We know the roster needs some work,” Lamoriello said. “You have to have a foundation before you can go anywhere. Yes, it could be slower, there could be more pain, because there could be more subtractions sometimes than additions to get that foundation with the right culture going forward.”Shanahan wanted someone with a wealth of experience in control. Among the handful of candidates he spoke with, Shanahan singled out former Washington Capitals GM George McPhee as a finalist.Lamoriello had a relationship with the Leafs’ president dating to 1987, when he drafted Shanahan. Ultimately Shanahan convinced one of his mentors to sign on in Toronto and was willing to pay the compensation price of a third-round pick to hire him.Signed to a three-year deal, Lamoriello will be almost 76 when it expires. One of his duties will be to mentor the 28-year-old Dubas, who Lamoriello believes will grow into an NHL GM.“I think having Lou in the organization is an opportunity for him to mentor us all,” Shanahan said.Long-term success will be measured on the ice, but how this management group fares will go a long way to determining the Leafs’ organizational direction.Lamoriello believes winning comes when players mix like an orchestra, and the same can be said about the front office.“I think that this orchestra works well with Lou,” Shanahan said. “I think Lou has assets that we need and that we’re looking for, but I also think that the rest of the guys that I’ve assembled here are going to be good for Lou.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Cervoz: ultra-thin NVMe storage for industrial embedded application

first_imgTo fulfill the fast-growing demand of industrial storage systems, speed up big data analytics and edge computing market. Cervoz provides diverse performance M.2 SSD to satisfy various industrial applications, which contain SATA interface for reliability industrial application, NVMe Gen3x2 for multi-tasking capabilities.Available are M.2 2242 / M.2 2280 devices with SATAIII, MLC/TLC and a capacity from 16GB to 1TB.  M.2 2280 FF devices with PCIe Gen3 x 2 interface and TLC come in capacities from 128GB to 1TB and up to 1690 / 1075 MB/s Sequential Read/Write Performance.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Midas Displays introduce range of HDMI TFT displaysNext Key requirements for AI fairnesslast_img read more

Hoffenheim hit the heights to make Nagelsmann more desirable than ever

first_img1899 Hoffenheim 14Wolfsburg31-1030 It was, according to Julian Nagelsmann, “a strange game”, as he resisted basking in the latest episode of his Hoffenheim side’s increasing thrilling end to the season. Given that their afternoon in the sun at Red Bull Arena went to form, emphatically so in fact, with RB Leipzig as leaky at present as Hoffenheim are lithe, one might take issue with the description. It’s pretty much the only area in which Nagelsmann can be challenged.His sporting director, Alexander Rosen, had told Kicker in an interview on Friday that a top-six finish, and Europa League qualification, would be “a sensational achievement”. Now, after tearing Leipzig to shreds, Hoffenheim are well poised to finally capture a prize which looked impossible until recently – Champions League football, with Die Kraichgauer only two points behind fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen with three games left. Hide 13Hannover 9631-936 RB Leipzig European club football Rangnick’s opposite number Rosen believes his side already have the necessary tranquillity to visualise the task at hand. In fact, being written off as yesterday’s news has suited Hoffenheim. “We are definitely benefiting from the fact that there is absolute peace and quiet here with us,” he told Kicker. Nagelsmann’s future is unlikely to be a distraction either. He casually brushed off speculation linking him with Arsenal to Sky’s cameras pre-match, though Bild claim Hopp would not stand in his way in the event of a concrete approach from a foreign giant. He is more likely to consider his next move when a release clause in his contract activates in 2019.So Hoffenheim’s players should continue to enjoy what seems like a fun way to aim for the top, not least via the enormous screen on the halfway line of the team’s main training pitch, which the coach uses to break down images and sequences of play in-session. If the players behave themselves, they get to play Fifa on it too.They will probably need maximum points from the last three games to reach the Champions League places – anything less and “it will be difficult,” conceded Nagelsmann – but this time, at least, they know fourth will be enough. Then, Nagelsmann would have achieved the near-impossible – making him an even hotter property than before. European round-up: Roma warm up for Anfield with easy win over Spal Share on Messenger 16SC Freiburg31-2530 It was Leipzig who were meant to be able to cope with the extra workload but they have crumbled of late Share on Twitter 17Hamburg31-2425 Augsburg 2-0 Mainz, Cologne 2-2 Schalke, Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 Hertha Berlin, Hamburg 1-0 Freiburg, Hannover 0-3 Bayern Munich, Rb Leipzig 2-5 Hoffenheim, Stuttgart 2-0 Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Bayer Leverkusen, Mönchengladbach 3-0 Wolfsburg.  Pinterest Thank you for your feedback. 2Schalke 04311456 9Hertha Berlin31342 Show 15Mainz31-1730 3Borussia Dortmund312054 12Werder Bremen31-437 5TSG Hoffenheim311649 features Read more 18Cologne31-2922 Twitter 10VfB Stuttgart31-642 Share on Facebook 4Bayer Leverkusen311451 11Augsburg31040 8Borussia M’gladbach31-643 Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Moreover, this time, with Uefa’s changes to the competition’s qualifying format, that would guarantee group stage participation in contrast with last time around, when the Sinsheim club were denied third place by Dortmund on the season’s final day and subsequently dumped out by Liverpool in the play-off.The bullet points on Nagelsmann’s coaching resumé are well documented. He turned down a role in charge of Bayern Munich’s under-23s before becoming the youngest (permanent) Bundesliga head coach just over two years ago, at 28. With his appointment brought forward because of Huub Stevens’s ill health, he improbably saved Hoffenheim from the drop, before improbably transforming a modest squad into hard-to-beat, enterprising contenders for European football, something the owner Dietmar Hopp’s significant investment had failed to win before.You might have thought, then, that you had Nagelsmann’s number by now. Yet just as recent months saw him drift from red-hot favourite for the Bayern job – many sensed he was trying too hard by drip-feeding details of his attachment to Munich, and that he and his partner are currently building a family home back there – recent weeks have caused a rethink. Nagelsmann is on the brink of something even more spectacular than what went before. 7Eintracht Frankfurt31146 Share via Email Bundesliga Was this helpful? Hoffenheim can now look beyond a pat on the head for keeping it together in the midst of the increased workload brought on by the club’s first European qualification. In the shadow of that and a mini-exodus – losing their team’s spine to Bayern, with Niklas Süle and Sebastian Rudy exiting last summer and the talismanic Sandro Wagner jumping ship in the winter – they have crept up to the Champions League scrap on the back of an eight-match unbeaten run. They are doing it in style too, having scored 20 in their last six matches, with only Bayern and Dortmund having scored more this season. It would be an extraordinary landmark for club and coach. That they definitively entered the equation by tearing past Leipzig was significant too, a club with a not-entirely dissimilar rapid rise fuelled by plentiful investment and smart planning, while roundly offending popular sensibilities (though Hoffenheim are keen to make distinct their story). It was Leipzig who were meant to be able to cope with the extra workload but they – despite holding on to key men, for this season at least, in Naby Keita and Emil Forsberg – have crumbled. Their own feted coach, Ralph Hasenhüttl, was ashen at the end of this 5-2 thrashing, having seen his side exit the Europa League and their aspirations of a return to the Champions League all but disappear in the last four games, during which they have conceded 15 goals.Hasenhüttl knows they had it all in their own hands. They took a 1-0 lead to Marseille for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final and added an away goal inside two minutes before capitulation. In the Bundesliga, two defeats in the last three have been to direct competitors in Leverkusen and now Hoffenheim, both at home. They conceded four in the first and five in the second. Sporting director Ralf Rangnick intimated after the game that talks over a new deal for Hasenhüttl were shelved for now, with minds needing to be focused on the field. They will have to pick themselves up for the run-in minus Forsberg, sent off in the second half, even if Florian Grillitsch seemed to overreact to being caught by the Swede’s arm. 6RB Leipzig31047 Share on LinkedIn Facebook 1Bayern Munich316278 Talking points• The only negative news for the Hoff this weekend was Dortmund’s surge back to form, as they hammered Leverkusen 4-0 in the top four tussle of the weekend. BVB were terrific in their best performance of season, and the scoreline doesn’t do full justice to the extent of their dominance. Jadon Sancho was sensational, scoring the opener and laying on two assists and Marco Reus scored two, missed a penalty, and had one ruled out via VAR in front of watching Jogi Löw. The weakened Peter Stöger made his point too, with his big decision to drop Marcel Schmelzer from the squad vindicated.• Hamburg are still alive after beating potential relegation rivals Freiburg with a single Lewis Holtby goal – the league’s “undead” team, as Bild described them. “When you’re getting ready for the funeral,” they wrote, “they jump out of the coffin again.” Losses for Wolfsburg and Mainz as well kept Christian Titz’s men five points behind the struggling trio.• Bayern again rocked a very illustrious substitutes bench in the 3-0 win at Hannover before the Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid, including Robert Lewandowski, Franck Ribéry and Javi Martínez. Thomas Müller came on at the interval to subsequently score the opener and there was a debut for defender Lukas Mai, who turned only 18 three weeks ago. PosTeamPGDPts Topics Reuse this content Ademola Lookman of RB Leipzig and Lukas Rupp of Hoffenheim compete for the ball at the Red Bull Arena. 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Gary Reynolds appointed coach of Scottish Men’s team

first_imgSydney University Touch Club stalwart, Gary Reynolds, has been appointed to the position of Head Coach of the Scottish Men’s Open National team. Reynolds, who recently moved to Edinburgh for work, was approached by the Scottish Touch Association’s National Squad Management Committee to take on the job of coaching the country’s elite Men’s players.“It is obviously an honour to be appointed to coach a National team, and it is a role that I am excited about.”  Reynolds said. The Scottish Touch Association will host the 2009 Home Nations Touch Championships in August. The tournament will see sides from Scotland, Wales, Jersey and England compete.“I hope that I can provide the team with the required knowledge, skills and direction to achieve their goal at the upcoming Home Nations tournament this August.  There are players with real potential in this squad, and now it is my job to harness that and turn it into success.”Reynolds has his work cut out for him with the Scottish Men’s team, who are currently ranked 7th in the world, failing to make the final of the last Home Nations event.For the Scottish teams this is the beginning of their push for better results at the next World Cup in 2011, which will be played in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Reynolds has an extensive Touch background and was responsible for the formation of the Sydney University Touch Club in 2001, holding the role of President for five years. He is a qualified referee, coach and selector and competed for his home region, the Hunter Western Hornets, in the Mixed Open division at the 2004 National Touch League.last_img read more