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Play Rugby League this winter

By on November 7, 2019

first_imgWith competitions running from early childhood all the way through to masters, winter is the perfect time to play Rugby League. Playing Rugby League is the perfect complement to a summer of Touch Football action, helping to keep fitness and skills high throughout the year. Competitions are run throughout all areas of Australia and registering your interest with a local club is a simple three step process. As an added incentive all registered Junior League, officials and volunteers will automatically become a member of the PLAY NRL Rewards Program. This program entitles members to a host of benefits, including one free ticket to a game every round of the NRL Premiership season. For more information and to find your nearest club please visit www.playnrl.com. Related Filesposter-pngRelated LinksPlay Rugby Leaguelast_img read more

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9 months agoReal Madrid midfielder Modric signs with Mendes as Juventus circle

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid midfielder Modric signs with Mendes as Juventus circleby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has joined super agent Jorge Mendes’ stable.Juventus are being linked with the veteran.Mediaset says the Ballon d’Or winner was linked with a move to Inter Milan after last year’s World Cup after six years at the Bernabeu.Mendes has been drafted in by the 33-year-old to facilitate a potential switch to Italy.Inter are desperate to take Modric to the San Siro but they could struggle to convince him to move to Milan if Juve are a viable option.The Milan outfit have offered the ex-Tottenham man a lucrative four-year deal worth nine million-a-year. last_img read more

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Shipping Should Not Ignore New Revenue Standard

By on October 23, 2019

first_imgzoom Although the new revenue standard IFRS 15, set to come into force from January 1, 2018, will have a limited impact on the shipping industry, “it can’t be entirely ignored,” shipping consultant Moore Stephens said.The new accounting standard, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, excludes revenues under leasing contracts, so income from bareboat charters and the asset element of time charters will be unaffected. Rather, the effect will be on the service element of time charters and on voyage charters.The key change is one of approach. Current practice looks at revenue recognition by reference to what is being done by the seller, while the new standard looks at what is being received by the buyer.Moore Stephens informed that there are various bases currently used for voyage accounting, most commonly discharge-to-discharge.“That makes sense when looked at in terms of what the shipping company is doing, but not if we look at what the charterer is receiving. Voyage accounting is expected to move to a load-to-discharge basis, since that reflects the period over which the charterer is obtaining benefit.”That leaves the question of the accounting treatment of relocation costs, such as a ballast leg. Such costs can be carried forward prior to load if they relate directly to a contract; generate or enhance resources to be used in meeting obligations under the contract; and if they are expected to be recovered.“Where costs are carried forward, they will be written off over the period of the next voyage. The criteria will often be met, although care will need to be taken to ensure that general and administrative overheads are not included. The final criterion also means costs cannot be carried forward where the charter is expected to result in a loss,” Moore Stephens said.So compared to current practice, revenue will start to be recognised a little later, and for fewer days each year. On those days when revenue is recognised, the amounts will, of course, be higher. The change in total revenue, and profit, will arise only in relation to those voyages, or periods of relocation, which straddle the end of a year. This will also effect key performance measures, such as Time Charter Equivalents (TCE).last_img read more

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Alaska Highway down to single lane traffic

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A collision Thursday evening has the Alaska Highway down to single-lane alternating traffic between the Beatton Airport Road and Mile 80.The collision happened at around 8 p.m. Thursday and initial reports suggest no one was seriously injured.  A truck is still blocking part of the highway.  Drivebc.ca says the high could be open in both directions by 10 a.m. Friday.The collision is located between the Beatton Airport Road and Mile 80 frontage road, which is approximately 33 km south of Wonowon. Yellowhead Road and Bridge posted a warning Thursday night at area highways would be slippery after the area received a mix of snow and rain.For more updates on the Alaska Highway, visit www.drivebc.calast_img read more

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Techsavvy people more likely to accept robot doctors

By on October 12, 2019

first_imgPeople with advanced computer skills are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services and robot doctors, says a study by an Indian-origin researcher. “There is increasing use of automated systems in the medical field, where intake is now often conducted through a kiosk instead of by a receptionist,” said a Professor at Pennsylvania State University in the US. “We investigated user acceptance of these ‘robot receptionists,’ along with automated nurses and doctors,” he added. Also Read – The Puja carnivalFor the study, scientists recruited participants from the online workforce Amazon Mechanical Turk to gain a better understanding of user psychology behind the acceptance of automation in clinics. The research team gauged the participants’ preconceived beliefs about and attitudes toward machines – what is called a “machine heuristic.” The team measured participants’ adherence to the machine heuristic by asking them to indicate their level of agreement with statements such as, “When machines, rather than humans, complete a task, the results are more accurate.” Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this Navratra”We found that if you’re high on machine heuristic and you’re high on power usage, you have the most positive attitude toward automated healthcare providers. This combination seems to make people more accepting of these technologies,” said the professor. “A power user (a person with advanced computer skills) is more likely to accept a robot doctor, for example, than a non-power user.” The results were presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Glasgow, Scotland. According to him, the healthcare industry can benefit from increased reliance on automated systems. “Doctors are limited by their human bandwidth, by their experience, knowledge and even state of mind from minute to minute,” he said.last_img read more

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Klopp full of praise for new Liverpool signing Alisson

By on September 18, 2019

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp can only continue praising new signing Alisson for his “exceptional” performances in trainingThe Brazilian goalkeeper completed his £66m move to Anfield from AS Roma last month and has been marked as the final piece of the jigsaw for Klopp that will enable him to lead Liverpool to a title challenge this season in the Premier League.Alisson has now begun training with his new Liverpool teammates at the club’s five-day training camp in Evian, France and, from everything he has seen, Klopp can only rave about the quality of his newest shot-stopper.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“He obviously has a real presence, he’s smart, he’s very nice and it’s good to have him around,” Klopp said on the club website.“It’s only positive, even the performances in training – which is not too important in the beginning – are already exceptional, so all good.”Alisson is set to replace Lloris Karius as Liverpool’s new number one and will likely make his Premier League debut against West Ham United on August 12 at Anfield.last_img read more

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Gareth Bale is playing with fire against Real Madrid

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first_imgWelsh winger Gareth Bale is risking getting sanctioned by Real Madrid if he risks playing for Wales during the international break despite his injury.There have been several times in which Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale deceives his club when he goes with Wales. The player shouldn’t even have traveled to his country in the first place and all of Spain is currently worried about the injury he is carrying right now.With his latest decision to travel, Gareth Bale has left clear that he cares very little about the club that pays him and the board of directors is getting really tired of his antics.The fact that he keeps putting his country before Real Madrid might push the club to sell him during the winter, because they think that this attitude is telling them that he simply doesn’t want to be a Real Madrid player anymore.Manager Ryan Giggs had to come out and confirm that Gareth Bale is going to miss this Thursday’s friendly match against Spain, but the player has all the intention of playing the very next match against the Republic of Ireland despite the club already warned him not to do it.But the doctors from Wales seem to listen more to Gareth than they do to the club that pays his bills, they apparently have given him hopes that he can make it in time to play against the Irish when he clearly can’t.BREAKING: Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales vs. Spain pic.twitter.com/jYkY30C8ZR— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 10, 2018Apart from the confirmation that he won’t play against Spain 100%, Wales manager Ryan Giggs also gave some detailed information about the procedures they made on the player’s fatigues areas and came up with the following analysis.“We rescanned it and have done everything we can to get as much information. He feels good, but we have to weigh up the risk whether he can be part of the game on Tuesday,” said Giggs via Four Four Two. “There was a little bit on both scans – but there’s always something. We’re treating the symptoms, but it’s nothing to worry about. Either way, I expect him to be fit for Madrid’s next game.”“I don’t think I was ever 100 percent [fit] when playing. When you have niggling injuries, it’s maybe at the back of your mind until you’re flying again, but I’m not worried and Gareth isn’t worried.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s something of nothing, but it’s a short turnaround and we’ll take no chances. But if he’s available, he’s available.”“The medical team are constantly in dialogue with Madrid like they are with every team. “Playing in Spain, he wants to be a part of it [the friendly], but first and foremost health comes first – we want a fit and raring-to-go Gareth Bale,” he concluded.What Florentino and the board really feelsThe main problem with Gareth Bale is not only the fact that he is clearly prone to get injured regularly, the Real Madrid board is also very concerned with him because they feel like the player never really got to adapt to the culture in Spain and it seems that he always itches to go to Wales every time he gets.There is a large portion of the press from Madrid who has had enough of Gareth Bale’s constant rejection of the club and even the language.They believe that selling the player right now is the best possible way to finish the player’s career at Real Madrid, he has already given at least two European Cups to the club and they feel like he already paid his worth at least two times over.Most of the people in Madrid think that the Welshman’s time in the club is over, they don’t think he has a hope of stepping up to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and selling him now that he is still not even 30 years old would be in the best interest of everybody.Any of the major clubs in Europe would pay a lot of cash for having Gareth Bale in their ranks, the time is now and Real Madrid can’t waste another minute.BALE v BUSQUETSRAMSEY v RAMOSAMPADU v ASENSIO🎟 https://t.co/wLFSLDHxjG#WALESP #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/io19Bk3wwo— FA WALES (@FAWales) October 5, 2018Which club do you think would pay the most for Gareth Bale? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Ronaldo I deserve a sixth Ballon dOr

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first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has his eyes firmly set on a third straight Ballon d’Or award this year for a record sixth timeThe Juventus forward is one of 30 players shortlisted for this year’s award along with the likes of fellow five-time winner Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.However, unlike in previous years, neither Ronaldo or Messi are quite as heavily fancied for the Ballon d’Or as they have come accustomed to over the past decade.Instead, it’s Real Madrid and Croatia playmaker Luka Modric who is considered the favourite after winning the FIFA and UEFA Player of the Year prizes.But, on the back of scoring 44 goals in all competitions for Real last season and inspiring them to a third straight Champions League crown, Ronaldo believes he deserves the Ballon d’Or.Although the Portuguese is not desperate either given that he is already one of the greatest players in history.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I’ve said it plenty of times, winning a sixth Ballon d’Or is not an obsession and I wouldn’t phrase the question like that,” Ronaldo told France Football.“I already know deep down that I am one of the best players in history. Of course, I want to win a sixth Ballon d’Or! It would be a lie to say otherwise.“That’s what I work for, just like I work to score goals and win matches without it being an obsession.“The Ballon d’Or, yes, I think I deserve it.”Ronaldo has also managed seven goals and four assists in 10 Serie A games for new club Juventus this season.The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or will be named on December 3 at an awards ceremony in Paris.last_img read more

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