first_imgA FORMER Donegal taxi driver has been sent to prison for possessing child pornography.David Martin (52), now of 78 Sylvan Park, Letterkenny has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison, with the final 12 months suspended. Martin was residing at 11 St Jude’s Court, Lifford when Gardaí were alerted by the Online Child Exploitation Unit to someone using an IP address associated with that house posting child pornography images on Twitter.Gardaí searched the premises on October 6, 2016 and seized a Zeus Storm Desktop computer which contained six videos, with a combined duration of almost two hours, showing teen and pre-teen boys and girls engaged in sexual activity with adults. Martin admitted downloading, viewing and possessing the images and also of posting images on Twitter, which brought the matter to a head. The videos were being described as Category 1, the most serious category. Sentencing at Letterkenny Circuit Court, Judge John Aylmer said that Martin, who will be on the sex offenders register, had set up ’sophisticated anti-forensic software’ on the device Martin had told officers that he often used search engines for the dark web. “While this is a single count, evidence establishes that he was engaged in this type of activity since 2013,” Judge Aylmer said,“It is clear that this material represents only his harvest on this date.”Barrister for Martin, Mr Peter Nolan BL, said his client’s marriage was over and the marital home had been sold. Mr Nolan said that Martin’s extensive heart issues made him unsuitable for community service.Judge John Aylmer said his starting point for sentencing was a two-and-a-half-year prison term. There was no suggestion, he said, that Martin was immediately proximate to the abuse or swapping the material for commercial gain.Described as a low-risk of reoffending, Martin claimed to have been sexually abused as a child and has attended 15 psychotherapy sessions in Dublin. Judge Aylmer imposed a sentence of two and a half years in prison and suspended the final 12 months. Martin entered into a €100 bond to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for 12 months subsequent to his release.Judge Aylmer granted a destruction order on the seized property.Former Donegal taxi driver jailed for having child pornography was last modified: November 10th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:David MartinJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit CourtLiffordPeter Nolan BLlast_img read more


first_imgNeil Warnock wants a £1m pay-off from QPR, according to the Daily Mail.He is due to meet with club chief executive Philip Beard today to discuss a financial settlement following his recent sacking.Warnock is set to meet Philip Beard.The Mail believe Warnock was the lowest paid manager in the Premier League.Following Chelsea’s insistence that owner Roman Abramovich’s recent training-ground visit was nothing out of the ordinary, The Independent suggest it still raised the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas.The Daily Mirror say Fabio Capello is ready to quit as boss following the FA’s decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy.Meanwhile, The Sun report that Capello’s backing has convinced the Chelsea star not to end his international career.And the Daily Express say Capello’s public support of Terry has created disharmony within his squad.The paper quotes an England source as saying: “Who would want to take the captaincy now?“Capello has made it quite clear who he really sees as his captain. The whole situation is a complete mess.“It might be easier if both Capello and Terry were stood down by England before the Euros.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgBy Carol ChurchIn part 1 of this 2-part series, we went over VA loan eligibility, the process to apply, and what the loans can be used for. In this second part, we’ll review the pros and potential cons of VA loans.What are the Advantages of a VA Loan?The advantages of a VA loan are numerous. Most civilians can only dream of having such ideal lending terms available to them when shopping for a mortgage.No down payment requiredIn almost all cases, no down payment is required on a VA loan. One can become a homeowner under this program with far less cash in hand than is necessary for non-VA loans. However, it may still be financially wise to put down a payment.No private mortgage insuranceBecause VA loans are backed by the government, there isn’t a need for the borrower to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI), which can easily result in savings of thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.Competitive ratesMortgage rates on VA loans are highly competitive and may often be lower than those found on other types of loans.Easier to qualifyIt may often be easier to get a VA loan, because the government guarantees some of the mortgage, meaning the bank is at less risk. Borrower’s credit scores may not have to be as high. Borrowers do still need to qualify based on credit and income, however.No prepayment penaltyUnder the legal terms of VA loans, borrowers cannot be penalized for paying off their mortgages early. This is a great benefit for anyone who would like to concentrate on early retirement with a fully paid-for house (for instance).Assistance with avoiding foreclosureIf at some point a VA borrower begins to have difficulty paying his or her mortgage, the VA has special staff dedicated to helping these borrowers make their payments. However, due to the process used to ensure that borrowers have enough funds, VA loans actually have a very low default rate.Closing costs are limitedThe VA limits closing costs for these home sales. Sellers may also help with these expenses. In many cases, no money will be due at closing.What are the Disadvantages of a VA Loan?One-time funding fee One expense all VA borrowers should know about is the one-time funding fee that accompanies every loan. This fee is somewhat variable, but is typically about 2-3% of the loan, and is used to ensure the stability of the VA loan program for the future. Some borrowers with service-related disabilities are exempt. This fee can be “rolled into” the overall loan so that it is included in monthly payments.If a borrower has enough money to put down a down payment and therefore does not need the benefits of not having to pay PMI or put money down, the cost of this funding fee may be reason to skip a VA loan.Can only be used for a primary residenceVA loans are intended to help people become homeowners, so they can’t be used to buy vacation or investment properties. However, if a borrower already has a VA loan, he or she can typically buy another home with a VA loan and keep the first one as a rental, if they’ve lived in it for some time already. This makes sense for military members who may need to move due to a PCS.Some perceive the loans negativelySome sellers and agents may be less eager to sell when a VA loan is involved due to the incorrect perception that these loans are more complex or take more time to deal with. It may also be the case that inspection requirements are stricter.MonkeyBusiness Images/PhotospinWhat Else Is There to Know?Typically, borrowers are approved to borrow amounts of up to $424,000 with no down payment, and can borrow even more with a down payment. Of course, this doesn’t mean borrowers have to borrow this much, but they can. In some counties, the maximum no-down-payment loan is higher due to a higher cost of real estate in that area.Borrowers can get a VA loan more than once, and the benefit is good for life. If a borrower has paid off their first VA loan, they can get another VA loan—it is not a “one-time” benefit. (However, the funding fee is higher when used a subsequent time.) And the benefit does not expire. It can be used at any time.Service members must have been honorably discharged to qualify for a VA loan.Those serving overseas can still get a VA loan if their spouse will be in the home or if they will return within a year.VA loans are fully assumable by any qualified borrower.On average, it takes no more time to close on a VA loan than on a non-VA loan.Being empowered with knowledge about the VA loan program is key for all service members and veterans. For more, visit the resources below.More Information:US Department of Veterans Affairs—Home LoansMilitary.com: VA LoansSummary of VA Home Loan BenefitsReferences:Birk, C. (2015). VA Loan Pros and Cons. Retrieved from https://www.veteransunited.com/valoans/va-loan-pros-and-cons/Tapman, T. (2016). The 13 Biggest VA Loan Myths BUSTED! Retrieved from https://blog.swbc.com/personalhub/the-13-biggest-va-loan-myths-bustedUS Department of Veterans Affairs. (2012). Summary of VA home loan guaranty benefits. Retrieved from http://www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/benefits-summary/SummaryofVAHomeLoanGuarantyBenefits.pdfVeterans Administration. (2017). Home loan guaranty: VA guaranteed loan. Retrieved from http://www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/factsheets/homeloans/VA_Guaranteed_Home_Loans.pdfVeterans United. Your Complete Guide to the VA Home Loan. Retrieved from https://www.veteransunited.com/va-loans/last_img read more


first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Management and coaching staff wasted no time and has shopped around for a replacement, their third import in the season-closing conference, who has turned out to be Watson and is expected to plane in either late Tuesday or early Wednesday from the United States.But a ranking team official told the Inquirer that the Beermen would likely play Bridgeman against the Elasto Painters because coaching staff doesn’t feel that Watson would be able to have at least one practice with the team.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 shutout WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding 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 View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Derrick Rose moved to tears after watching video tribute from Chinese fans SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief San Miguel Beermen. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games San Miguel Beer, chasing to complete a rare Triple Crown sweep, will most likely play Terik Bridgeman against Rain or Shine in the 7 p.m. PBA Governors’ Cup contest on Wednesday as the Beermen await the arrival of new import Terrence Watson.Bridgeman, who came in to replace Wendell McKines, was a huge disappointment in his debut last Saturday, scoring just two points and grabbing six rebounds in a 79-90 loss to Alaska in Angeles City in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more


first_imgMOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “In a country that loves basketball so much, just knowing the type of passion all these guys have, everyone’s going to ask, who will be the next RDO? Who will be the next (Marc) Pingris? Who will be the next LA (Tenorio)? The list goes on and I’m excited.”Known as one of the country’s fiercest on-ball defenders, Norwood is tasked to do more than what his job was when he last donned the national colors after being named as the team’s captain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut he is more than up for the task to lead a young squad in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.“I felt that I was always vocal. It used to be Jimmy for us, then I tried to be that guy a little bit more. I took it upon myself if they needed someone to speak if we needed to,” he said. Norwood is also ecstatic to hit the floor with this new batch of youthful Gilas players.“We have a lot of talent. I’ve been watching a lot of college basketball for awhile, both the UAAP and the NCAA, and these are guys I’ve followed since I’ve been here. Beyond the court, seeing their instinct is impressive, it’s a good sign for the future,” he said.But overall, Norwood is just honored to have another opportunity to represent the country in what could be his final dance with the Philippine national team.“It was fun to get back into the system and meet the guys, new faces and some old faces, the coaching staff, and even the utility,” he said. “It’s good to have the flag back on my chest.”ADVERTISEMENT Gabe Norwood. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGabe Norwood couldn’t help but smile as he made his return to Gilas Pilipinas, this time as the team’s eldest statesman.“(Assistant coach) Jimmy (Alapag) even asked me if was the oldest one and I said, ‘Yeah, I guess I am.’ You know it’s weird, but it’s exciting,” said the 32-year-old swingman on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games ‘Very low’ morale as Gilas prepares for Fiba Asia sans Blatche Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


first_imgBlackwater has dropped its first two games.  After opening up with a 91-117 loss to NorthPort, it showed remarkable improvement in bowing to Meralco, 94-99.With Almazan returning and Erram now playing for NLEX, Blackwater will have to rely heavily on rookie Abu Tratter to carry most of the responsibilities for the Elite in the middle.Meanwhile, there’s no denying that the KaTropa will have the momentum going into its clash with the Bolts.TNT will enter the game fresh from turning back four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer on Sunday.Jayson Castro scored 24 points and had 11 assists in a 104-93 decision of the Beermen while Troy Rosario announced his return to active duty with a heady performance that helped negate the KaTropa’s disadvantage in size.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations He was in uniform when the Painters edged crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra, 83-80, in Calasiao, Pangasinan, over the weekend.But Garcia deemed it best to play him against the Elite instead and allow for more time for his 6-foot-7 center to recover.“He still didn’t have his timing back for the Ginebra game,” Garcia said of Almazan.“But after two more practices, he moved very well. We will give him a go (Wednesday).”Rain or Shine held Ginebra to just 80 points on Saturday, a testament to how well it is playing defense—certainly bad news for a Blackwater squad that is trying to make a life after losing Poy Erram and John Pinto to trades and still not having Ray Parks, the second overall choice in the Draft, suit up.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Vintage performance from James Yap saves Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESAfter a high-wire triumph on Saturday against one of the teams to beat in the PBA Philippine Cup, Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia wants his Elasto Painters to do one thing when they play struggling Blackwater on Wednesday.“I’ve been telling them the last two days in practice to not let that beautiful game we played (last Saturday) go to waste, for us not to be complacent,” Garcia told the Inquirer as Rain or Shine shoots for a share of the lead at 7 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao faced with a serious challenge SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “But after that game, and after giving them the day off on Sunday, they (Painters) have been practicing well. I didn’t see any let up in them,” Garcia added as Rain or Shine tries to win a third straight game and catch idle Phoenix Pulse on top.Rain or Shine also welcomes back national pool member Raymond Almazan, giving Garcia more ceiling against the winless Elite (0-2).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTNT also shoots for a third straight victory when the Texters battle sister team Meralco in the 4:30 p.m. game.Almazan injured an ankle two weeks ago and is nearing game shape. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READlast_img read more


first_img“You play all your career to get here,” Donald added. Presumably he meant to face the AFC champion Patriots on Sunday in the game, not the opening night that increasingly seems to be about anything but his profession. “It’s a blessing to be here.”Melissa Whitworth, the wife of Donald’s teammate, tackle Andrew Whitworth, didn’t mind the mayhem at all. On hand with her four children — twins Sarah and Drew, both 7; Michael, who is 6; and Katherine, 4 — she has been a fan of Media Night for a while, and was thrilled her husband had gotten there at least.“After 13 years,” she said with a wide smile, her kids nearby dressed in Rams jerseys with the number 77 and Whitworth on the back. “I love this night. I love everything about this night.”So did daughter Sarah, who said she didn’t like football — she might have had quite a bit of company among the throngs paying more attention to each other than to the players. Asked if she watched her dad play, she shook her head ‘no’, noting she preferred ballet.That certainly beat the scrum going on around the Whitworths. And everywhere else on the floor.Many Rams were able to break away from the throngs of onlookers and pretend media on the floor to return to their childhoods. Marcus Peters and Dante Fowler Jr., walked onto a makeshift stage Monday night and played a tossing game for the Nickelodeon show “Double Dare.”It was a quick respite for the Los Angeles Rams defensive duo, and cornerback Peters appeared to beat linebacker Fowler in the game. Then they were back into the scrum of microphones and TV cameras.As for the Patriots, well, the lineup was short.“We’re having them do physical challenges,” said Marc Summers, the long-time host of the program. “But we’re not getting the Patriots to come over. New England has been here many times and they are confident and are a little over this (scene). The Rams are having the time of their lives and enjoying participating in everything.”A few minutes later, Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski might have invited the wrath of his coach by actually taking part in one of Summers’ activities, a mini-basketball challenge. Talk about being unafraid of a double dare. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem “Very cool to be here,” said Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the only unanimous All-Pro this season.He was, of course, sitting in the safety of a podium.As he looked out, he might spot a woman in a blue gown strutting for TV cameras that didn’t seem to be searching for anything football related.Or several people in full Mexican regalia — nice sombreros, for sure — giving their own interviews rather than asking anything about jet sweeps or corner blitzes.There even was a man dressed in a clown suit from head to toe, wearing the makeup to complement the outfit. How fitting.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations 3-time major champion Andy Murray says he had hip operation Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Fans cheer during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA — Super Bowl Media Night is the NFL’s version of a rock concert, with player interviews rather than music.It’s a Mardi Gras party, complete with the costumes.ADVERTISEMENT It’s a slow-motion stampede conducted mostly by quasi-media members or outright impostors.Some Los Angeles Rams players and coach Sean McVay sat at podiums Monday night, answering questions ranging from serious to outrageous. Other Rams were spread across the mosh pit of a floor at the State Farm Arena, dealing with the microphones and TV cameras and the noise bouncing through the building.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThis is the start of the biggest week in American football?Nowadays, it is. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 Back to the chaos elsewhere, one front-row fan sported a Patriots jersey while wearing a Rams head mask. An ugly one, too.Confusing, but certainly fitting.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View commentslast_img read more


first_imgWith less than two days until the Australian Touch Football Teams hit the fields for the start of the 2015 World Cup in Coffs Harbour, the Australian Open and Senior teams have ventured out into the community to give the locals some world class skills, tips and strategies.Australian Teams conducted skills and drills clinics at Boambee Primary School, Coffs Harbour Public School, Karangi Public School and Orara High School.  Players and coaching staff enlightened the staff and students on what it is like to play for their country. All participants were thrilled to have the Australian Teams at their schools and be able to participate in drills and skills sessions with such talented athletes.Australian teams also conducted visits of a different kind, making an appearance at Park Beach Plaza, swimming with dolphins at Dolphin Marine Magic, visits to the Coffs Harbour Disability Support Services and Coffs Harbour Legacy Nursing Home, as well as a visit to the staff and animals at the RSPCA Animal Shelter. The patients, nurses and doctors at the Coffs Harbour Hospital’s Children’s Ward got a huge surprise when Australian Mixed players Kylie Hilder, Dean Springfield, Daniel Barton, Patricia Michaelopoulos and Manager Mat Gilbertson brought the children some special Touch Football Australia gift packs.For all the photos from this morning, check out our album on Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the Australian teams at the 2015 Touch World Cup:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#TWC2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksAussie Visitslast_img read more


first_imgIn order to create a holistic approach in striving towards these strategic targets, the 2016/17 Targeted Growth Program (TGP) funding will focus on providing affiliates with the financial resources to grow or start up junior competitions.The TGP provides affiliates with the opportunity to put forward their ideas for growth and development within the Touch Football community with a specific focus on junior participation.The TGP also aims to provide TFA with the opportunity to work closely with affiliates in assisting them to achieve their goals for growth and development. For further information on the TGP please read the attached documents below. Please contact targetedgrowth@touchfootball.com.au for further information. Targeted Growth Program WebinarsTargeted Growth Program Webinar 1Date: Wednesday 20th JulyStart time: 7pm, AESTFinish time: 8pm, AESTAccess link; http://events.redbackconferencing.com.au/c1bab4Targeted Growth Program Webinar 2Date: Thursday 21st JulyStart time: 7pm, AESTFinish time: 8pm, AESTAccess link; http://events.redbackconferencing.com.au/2bec39Please note that both webinars will contain the same content. Attendance at both webinars is not required. Instructions:1) Click on the access link to register for the webinar. This is FREE and the main purpose is so TFA can have an understanding of who participated in the webinar. Registration can be done at any time prior to the webinar commencing.2) Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Please read this carefully to see how you can add this webinar to your calendar, how to check your computer systems compatibility to the webinar and importantly how to join the webinar.       3) To join the webinar click ‘Join Now’ on your confirmation email.4) You will then need to enter the email address you used in the registration process to join the webinar.Should you have difficulties with this process please email targetedgrowth@touchfootball.com.au or call 02 6212 2820 Should you miss one of these webinars, are unable to join for a certain reason, or the registration process means you miss part of the webinar (remember that the registration process can be completed at any time prior the webinar commencing) please email targetedgrowth@touchfootball.com.au as there may be opportunities to arrange further webinars. Related Files2016-17_tfa_-_targeted_growth_program_funding_application_form-docx2016-2017_target_growth_program_summary_document-pdftargeted_growth_program-_faqs_and_tfa_clarifications_v2-0-pdfRelated LinksTargeted Growth Program Touch Football Australia (TFA) has entered a new strategic cycle in 2016-2020 with three of the key strategic targets being 1,000,000 participants, 15 percent penetration into the school and junior market and 400 affiliate locations around Australia.Touch Football Australia and its Board has made significant investment into the school and junior space for this cycle, focussing on the following programs:·         Field Officer WorkforceEnabling state bodies and their affiliate’s access to a workforce who are able to promote and deliver Touch Football programs in schools across Australia.·         Ambassador ProgramEncouraging growth and unity within the TFA workforce in a collaborative effort to promote and deliver the sport of Touch Football.·         Improve Resources and MarketingDeveloping resources that facilitate the delivery of Touch Football within school and affiliates as well as create targeted marketing material for more efficient promotion. ·         Targeted Growth ProgramOutlined below last_img read more


first_imgCarroll says Newcastle deserved win over Man Utdby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndy Carroll says Newcastle United deserved their win over Manchester United.Debutant Matty Longstaff scored the only goal of the game.Carroll said, “We’re buzzing! I think we deserved it – we were the better team throughout. You couldn’t write Matty’s goal. It’s his first Premier League game alongside his brother against Man United at home and he’s scored the winner. You can’t ask for any better and I’m absolutely delighted for him along with the rest of the lads.“The lads are buzzing for him. Matty’s a great lad who has worked hard. He’s deserved his start today and kept his head down. He’s grafted since I’ve been here and he deserved his chance and taken it with both hands.“I think it just shows what we have got in the squad. It was terrible last week and we’ve bounced straight back. We’ve worked very hard all week in training, and it has shown today as we dominated the game.“It’s important to show what we are about after last week. When you play a top team like (Manchester) United, it’s always going to be a tough game but when you haven’t won at home and you’re struggling, like last week, I think it’s a great win all round.“The morale in the dressing room right now is great and we are buzzing heading into the international break. It’s nice that we can celebrate for a couple of weeks and it eases the pressure on us. It’s good going into the international break with a win rather than a defeat!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more