first_imgIn states across Australia, TFA employs both Game Development Officers (GDO) and State Managers (SM). Given the uniqueness of the Tasmanian situation it is not feasible to have both a Game Development Officer and a State Manager; therefore these roles have been combined to become a State Game Development Manager – Tasmania.For more information on this role or how to apply, please visit the Sports People website http://www.sportspeople.com.au/ and follow the Jobs links.last_img

2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series

first_imgAustralia and New Zealand’s best up-and-coming talent will be on display in Sydney in January as the two nations meet in the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. Australia and New Zealand will battle it out at Remondis Stadium, Cronulla for the prestigious Youth Trans Tasman Trophy in the Under 18’s and 20’s Boys and Girls’ divisions from Friday, 16 January to Sunday, 18 January 2015. The Australian Youth teams will be hoping to continue their impressive record over New Zealand in recent times; including their 4-0 series clean-sweep the last time both nations met in Auckland in February, 2013. The Australian teams were announced in October following the 2014 National Youth Championships and State of Origin Series in September, with the teams having trained on numerous occasions since then in the lead up to the event. The 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series is a free event. Australian Teams18’s Girls1 Dominique Du Toit2 Mia Johnstone3 Lucy Botten4 Stephanie Maiolo5 Shenae Ciesiolka6 Tayla Clifford7 Madison Crowe8 Rachelle Davis9 Jemma Mi Mi10 Zara Nicholas11 Shannon Rose12 Emma Sykes13 Laura Waldie14 Georgina RackemannCraig Morrow – Coach Paul Cobham – Assistant CoachAnthony Dudeck – Assistant CoachLauren Potter – Manager18’s Boys1 Jackson Mills2 Jayden Ngamanu3 Jarrod Crook4 Matthew Wilson5 Corey Russell6 Ryan Papenhuyzen7 Andrew Searle8 Tristan Broadbridge9 Jordan Sarmento10 David Richards11 Kai Simbolon12 Kalyn Ponga13 Justin Cridland14 Damon MooreDave Nolan – CoachJason Boyd – Assistant CoachJason Martin – Assistant CoachMark Harrington – Manager20’s Girls1 Ashleigh Quinlan2 Katherine Stevens3 Maddison Studdon4 Toni Wells5 Laura Peattie6 Danielle Davis7 Hannah Dyball8 Yasmin Meakes9 Samantha Rodgers10 Ashleigh Kearney11 Kimberley Sue See12 Brooke Walker13 Paige Parker14 Taylor  MasonJustin Creighton – CoachBarry Gibson – Assistant CoachJanine Hinds – Manager20’s Boys1 Jonathon Huskins2 James Blackwood3 Jayden Love4 Josh Rozairo5 James Baartz6 Paddy Coelho7 Michael Fallon8 Mitchell Wickham9 Lachlan Hoch10 Theo Majid11 Cormac Hoch12 Ciaran Toner13 James Western14 Rob McCarthyPhil Gyemore – CoachKeith Rozairo – Assistant CoachGlenn Hayes – ManagerStay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au and www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com in the coming weeks for all of the latest news and information about the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series and be sure to follow us on our social media pages:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated Filesytt-pdfRelated LinksYouth Trans Tasmanlast_img read more

Teenagers sickle cell reversed with worldfirst therapy

Image copyright Science Photo LibraryWhat is sickle cell disease?Sickle cell disease is a lifelong condition caused by a faulty gene that affects how red blood cells developSCD mainly affects people of African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Eastern Mediterranean and Asian originPeople with sickle cell are often at an increased risk of contracting serious infections or they could become anaemic, which is when red blood cells cannot carry enough oxygen around the body. This can cause tiredness and shortness of breathSome patients have regular blood transfusions – usually every three to four weeks – as a form of treatment for the conditionSource: NHS Choices By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website Healthy red blood cells are round, but the genetic defect makes them sickle shaped (SPL Image)(BBC) A French teenager’s sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.The world-first procedure at Necker Children’s Hospital in Paris offers hope to millions of people with the blood disorder.Scientists altered the genetic instructions in his bone marrow so it made healthy red blood cells.So far, the therapy has worked for 15 months and the child is no longer on any medication.Sickle cell disease causes normally round red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body, to become shaped like a sickle.These deformed cells can lock together to block the flow of blood around the body. This can cause intense pain, organ damage and can be fatal.The teenager who received the treatment had so much internal damage he needed to have his spleen removed and his hips replaced.Every month he had to go into hospital to have a blood transfusion to dilute his defective blood.But when he was 13, doctors at the Necker Children’s Hospital in Paris did something unique.‘No sign of disease’Doctors removed his bone marrow – the part of the body that makes blood. They then genetically altered it in a lab to compensate for the defect in his DNA that caused the disease.Sickle cell is caused by a typo in the instructions for making the protein haemoglobin, which is densely packed into red blood cells.A virus was used to infect the bone marrow with new, correct instructions.The corrected bone marrow was then put back into the patient.The results in the New England Journal of Medicine showed the teenager has been making normal blood since the procedure 15 months ago.Philippe Leboulch, a professor of medicine at the University of Paris, told the BBC News website: “So far the patient has no sign of the disease, no pain, no hospitalisation. He no longer requires a transfusion so we are quite pleased with that.“But of course we need to perform the same therapy in many patients to feel confident that it is robust enough to propose it as a mainstream therapy.”‘Given his life back’Prof Leboulch is nervous about using the word ‘cure’ as this is just the first patient to come through clinical trials.But the study does show the potential power of gene therapy to transform the lives of people with sickle cell.“I think it’s very significant, essential they’ve given him his life back,” said Dr Deborah Gill from the gene medicine research group at the University of Oxford.She told the BBC: “I’ve worked in gene therapy for a long time and we make small steps and know there’s years more work.“But here you have someone who has received gene therapy and has complete clinical remission – that’s a huge step forward.”However, the expensive procedure can only be carried out in cutting-edge hospitals and laboratories, while most sickle cell patients are in Africa.The next big challenge will be to transform this pioneering science into something that really can help millions of people. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’February 24, 2017In “Health”Gene doping: Sport’s biggest battle?January 12, 2014In “Sports”GBTI’s “New-Born Screening” will see 3200 infants tested for Sickle Cell AnaemiaJuly 17, 2017In “Business” read more

Pastor after 3430 win over RNL We beat incredibly strong team

juan carlos pastorPick Szeged It’s starts with a huge surprise! The VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16 phase is open by amazing 60 minutes teamwork of Hungarian PICK Szeged what was enough for +4 in Mannheim over Rhein Neckar Lowen 34:30. However, Spanish coach Juan Carlos Pastor, who brought the first international trophy to Szeged by winning EHF Cup last season, still doesn’t think about the TOP 8:– We played against incredibly strong team, but we won. This was only the first clash, it will be decisive in our arena. We have to have the same faith and to prepare as well as we did for this match – concluded Pastor. ← Previous Story Pastorisation of Germany – Amazing PICK Szeged win in Mannheim Next Story → EHF CL TOP 16: Veszprem smash La Rioja – PSG win in Dunkerque! read more

400000 to support new migrants in Western Sydney

first_imgMore than 3000 multicultural students across 20 schools in Western Sydney will benefit from the GWS Giants’ Stephen Coniglio-Amanda Farrugia Community Program.The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government announced it will provide $400,000 over four years to establish the program — an investment made possible thanks to the strong economic management of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams said young people in Western Sydney will have access to GIANTS’ AFL and AFLW mentors to learn about Australian culture and the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.“It’s great to see Stephen Coniglio and Amanda Farrugia use their platforms to encourage young migrants to connect with their local community through sport,” Mr Williams said.“The program will also offer participants a healthy breakfast in the morning, to ensure they have the fuel needed to perform in class and on the sporting field.”Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said the funding demonstrates the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s commitment to supporting multicultural communities.“The funding will empower local multicultural youth to participate in an AFL program with social and physical benefits,” Ms Gibbons said.Giants CEO David Matthews, welcomed the funding announcement.“This is great news for the Giants and I’m delighted as the AFL’s youngest club, we are playing a proactive role with the NSW Government in strengthening local communities in Western Sydney,” Mr Matthews said.Over the last year, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has provided more than $23 million to multicultural communities. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Afrique du Sud un nageur de 25 ans meurt attaqué par un

first_imgAfrique du Sud : un nageur de 25 ans meurt attaqué par un requinDimanche, sur la côte sud-est de l’Afrique du Sud, un jeune nageur est mort après avoir été attaqué par un requin. Mordu à plusieurs reprises, il n’a pas pu être sauvé par les médecins. C’est près de Port St Johns, sur la côte sud-est de l’Afrique du Sud dans une zone réputée parmi les plus dangereuses du monde et non protégée par des filets que le drame s’est produit. Dimanche vers 15H (13H UTC), Lungisani Msungubana, un nageur de 25 ans, s’est fait surprendre par un requin qui l’a mordu à plusieurs reprises. “J’ai vu l’aileron du requin, et alors que je disais aux gens de sortir de l’eau, je l’ai entendu crier, et, en quelques secondes, l’eau était devenue rouge”, se souvient Ncedolwethu Mphohliwe interrogé par le quotidien régional Daily Dispatch.D’après les témoignages, le nageur s’est débattu pendant 5 bonnes minutes, utilisant une planche de surf pour tenter d’éloigner le requin. “Des sauveteurs ont commencé à souffler dans leurs sifflets, mais il y avait déjà du sang partout”, a ajouté le témoin cité par l’AFP. “Une fois ramené sur la terre ferme, les secours ont constaté que la victime souffrait de nombreuses lacérations du torse, des bras et des jambes en raison de multiples morsures. A l’hôpital, malgré tous les efforts possibles pour le sauver, les médecins ont constaté le décès”, a expliqué dans un communiqué John Costello, commandant de la station locale de secours en mer.La plage de Second Beach où s’est produit le drame a déjà connu six attaques de ce genre dont trois en 2009. La dernière remontait à janvier 2011 et la victime était un jeune surfeur. D’après les scientifiques, il s’agit souvent de requins bouledogues, une espèce qui peut mesurer plus de 2 mètres de long et qui est connue pour ses attaques en eau peu profonde. Le Natal Shark Board, centre d’étude des requins basé à Durban (est), a décidé d’ouvrir une enquête pour en savoir plus sur cette attaque.Des protections anti-requins sur de nombreuses plages À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)Pour protéger ses estivants, la région de Durban s’est inspirée de l’exemple australien et est dotée depuis les années 1950 de filets anti-requins installés à environ 400 mètres des plages qui ont permis d’éviter tout accident. De même, la ville du Cap a aussi depuis 2004 une sorte de bouclier anti-requins constitué par un réseau d’observateurs qui surveillent la mer depuis des perchoirs postés en altitude et protègent six plages. Des accidents continuent néanmoins de se produire quand des nageurs imprudents ignorent les appels à sortir de l’eau, rapporte l’AFP.Pour la plage de Second Beach, en revanche, la municipalité a renoncé à poser des filets en raison d’une mer plus agitée et de son souci de ne pas perturber la faune marine, notamment les baleines qui s’approchent des côtes durant l’hiver.Le 16 janvier 2012 à 19:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Endangered Pangolin gets the trade ban it so desperately needed

first_imgIn recent years, the pangolin has become the world’s most trafficked mammal. In recognition of this unfortunate distinction, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has voted to approve strong restrictions on the transportation and sale of the pangolin, which will hopefully help the endangered creature survive.The pangolin is native to areas of central Africa and southeast Asia. It’s about the size of a large house cat, and despite appearances, it is a mammal. The pangolin’s skin is covered in thick scales made of keratin, the same protein you have in your fingernails and hair. They look a bit like a more streamlined armadillo and are described affectionately by NPR as an “artichoke with legs.” If you’re looking for a Pokémon equivalent, the pangolin is a Sandslash. When threatened, they curl into a ball and rely on the scales to protect them. It’s kind of cute, in its own way.Demand for all eight species of pangolin has been increasing, but no one wants them as pets. The scales of the pangolin are popular in traditional Chinese medicine, and the rest of the animal is considered a culinary delicacy in several Asian countries including China and Vietnam. As Asian pangolin species have become more rare, African species are increasingly being imported.Pangolin defending itself from lions.The trade ban handed down by CITES is legally binding for any nation party to the convention, which is almost all of them. In the past, pangolins were able to slip through the cracks labeled as other non-endangered animals — they don’t have the high profile of, say, rhinos. It is hoped that the action by CITES will enable governments around the world to crack down on the illegal sale of pangolins and save these oddball creatures from extinction.last_img read more

Last Wanted man in custody

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – The final of the four men who were wanted by Police for possible questioning in the Kevin Newman shooting of late June are all in police custody now.    Renardo Clarke on Tuesday was reported as in custody; it is believed he turned himself into authorities and now we wait to see if any of the four men are linked to the string of violent gun crimes against tourists.#MagneticMediaNews#lastwantedmanincustody#RenardoClarketurnshimselfin Related Items:#lastwantedmanincustody, #magneticmedianews, #RenardoClarketurnshimselfin Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Merkel reaffirms support for 2state solution

first_imgBerlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday reaffirmed her support for reaching a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a joint press conference with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas here. Ahead of her meeting with Abbas, Merkel had said she would discuss the situation in the Palestinian territory on the basis of finding a political solution that would ensure both the Palestinian and the Israeli people to live in peace and security. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us She added that this was only possible through a two-state solution in compliance with internationally agreed parameters, even if this was “increasingly difficult to achieve”, Efe news reported. Abbas thanked Merkel for Germany’s role in helping create peace and stability in the Middle East, adding the country “respects international law and legitimacy as the basis for achieving peace through the two-state solution within 1967 borders”. Also Read – Imran calls on Pakistanis to take part in ‘Kashmir Hour’ Advertise With Us The Palestinian leader said that “the US was not contributing to establishing peace and security in the region because it excluded issues such as Jerusalem, refugees and borders from the negotiations”. Abbas then demanded the negotiations fall under international supervision, explaining that a group of countries from both Europe and the Arab world should mediate between Israel and Palestine. He called on all European states to believe in a two-state solution and to recognize the State of Palestine as they did with Israel. According to Abbas, the recognition of Palestine as a state does not contradict the negotiations that must be maintained between both sides of the conflict.last_img read more

Death toll from Indian floods reaches 147 hundreds of thousands evacuated

first_imgA woman clears out the water from her flooded house at Paravur on the outskirts of Kochi, in Kerala, India August 11, 2019.kerala floodsThe death toll from floods in the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 147, state authorities said on Sunday, as rescue teams raced to evacuate people and waters submerged parts of a world heritage site.Heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps, while train services were cancelled in several flood-hit areas.In the southern state of Kerala, at least 57 people were killed in rain-related incidents while over 165,000 people were in relief camps in the state, state authorities said on Sunday.”Several houses are still covered under 10-12 feet deep mud. This is hampering rescue work,” state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.Authorities worried that rescue operations would be hit by thunderstorms and rainfall predicted in some parts of Kerala.Last year, more than 200 people were killed in Kerala and over five million affected in one of worst floods in 100 years in the state.In Karnataka, several structures at world heritage site Hampi, an ancient town, were flooded.So far 60 people have died in rain-related incidents, said state chief minister B S Yediyurappa, adding nearly 227,000 people were staying in relief camps.While Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra have been the worst hit this year, several other states including Gujarat, Assam and Bihar have also seen heavy damage due to floods.In Maharashtra, where the death toll stood at 30, the flood situation was improving, according to state-run All India Radio, though authorities said it would be difficult to restore rail services in some flood-hit areas within the next two weeks.India’s main opposition Congress party called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide relief packages.Citing media reports, the Congress party said so far this year 446 people have been killed in six flood-hit states including Assam, Bihar and Gujarat.”Despite the mammoth loss of lives and displacement caused due to floods, the government is failing to realize the gravity of the flood fury,” the Congress party said in a statement on Sunday.last_img read more