Online advertised vacancies rose 438,000 in January to 4,273,000 according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series released today. With the January increase, labor demand has risen 1.44 million since the series low point in April 2009. This increase now offsets approximately 80 percent of the 1.76 million drop in ad volume during the 2-year downturn period from April 2007 through April 2009.”The very strong seasonal gain to start 2011 is welcome news following seven months of essentially flat U.S. labor demand,” said June Shelp, Vice President at The Conference Board. “Last year, after a promising start (up about 350,000 in January 2010), labor demand fizzled, and the last half of 2010 was actually flat with no appreciable gains in job demand. Hopefully the January 2011 increase suggests that employers are seeing a pickup in their businesses and labor demand will continue to improve throughout this year.”REGIONAL AND STATE HIGHLIGHTSLabor demand rises in January in 49 states and remains unchanged (-200) in Rhode IslandLarge states posting top gains in January include:CA (56,800); TX (31,900); NY (29,400); IL (23,400) and FL (20,200)Labor demand rose by 148,100 in the South in January and reflected gains across all of the States. Among the larger States in the region, several states posted increases of 10 percent or more in January. Texas (up 31,900 in January) has shown modest but steady growth over the last year. Georgia (up 7,900) continues its upward trend from the last quarter of 2010. Other large states that posted January gains’Florida (+ 20,200), Virginia (+17,000), North Carolina (+10,100) and Maryland (+9,500)’had exhibited a relatively flat trend in labor demand during the last half of 2010. Among the less populous states in the South, South Carolina rose 7,600 after dipping for 5 months, Oklahoma increased 5,200, West Virginia was up 2,900, and Delaware and Arkansas were both up by 2,200.In January, the Midwest increased by 112,900. The largest increase was in Illinois, up 23,400 to 175,400. After a slower second half of 2010, Ohio rose by 18,600, while Wisconsin and Minnesota are up by 11,700 and 11,600, respectively, and Michigan rose by 9,400 in January. Among the States with smaller populations, Missouri rose by 9,000 after a three month fall and Indiana increased by 6,900 while North Dakota and South Dakota rose 1,900 and 1,600, respectively.The West rose by 105,500, led by California’s gain of 56,800. California has seen a slow yet steady upward growth since October 2009. Along the West Coast, Washington State rose 12,400 in January’its first noteworthy gain since January 2010 ‘ and Oregon was up 8,000. Among the largest mountain states, Arizona and Colorado rose by 8,800 and 7,100, respectively. Other states in the region posting increases include Utah and New Mexico which gained 4,200 and 2,400 respectively.The Northeast rose 85,000 in January. New York was up 29,400, a welcome gain from its overall sluggish growth pattern in the past year. Pennsylvania gained 18,100 while Massachusetts and New Jersey posted increases of 9,500 and 9,300, respectively. Among the smaller States in New England, Connecticut rose by 9,200 while Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont were up 1,900, 1,700, and 1,600, respectively. Rhode Island remained virtually unchanged (-200).The Supply/Demand rate for the U.S. in December (the latest month for which unemployment numbers are available) stands at 3.78, indicating that there are close to 4 unemployed workers for every online advertised vacancy. Nationally, there are 10.6 million more unemployed workers than advertised vacancies. The States where there were fewer than two unemployed for every advertised vacancy included North Dakota and South Dakota (Supply/Demand rates of 1.14 and 1.66 respectively) as well as Nebraska (1.77) and Alaska (1.96). The state with the highest Supply/Demand rate is Mississippi (7.84), where there are almost 8 unemployed workers for every online advertised vacancy. There are a number of states where there are over five unemployed for every advertised vacancy, including Kentucky (5.84), Michigan (5.65), Indiana (5.30), South Carolina (5.19), Alabama (5.17), Florida (5.12), and California and Nevada (both with Supply/Demand rates of 5.09).It should be noted that the Supply/Demand rate only provides a measure of relative tightness of the individual State labor markets and does not suggest that the occupations of the unemployed directly align with the occupations of the advertised vacancies (see Occupational Highlights section).OCCUPATIONAL HIGHLIGHTSLabor demand in January:Healthcare practitioners up 78,500 and healthcare support up 16,600Production jobs rise 12,000Among the top 10 occupation groups with the largest numbers of online advertised vacancies, labor demand for Healthcare practitioners and technical workers increased by 78,500 in January to 604,400, led by a demand for registered nurses, and family and general practitioners. Healthcare support occupations posted a gain of 16,600 to 143,300. Healthcare support saw an increase in many areas including home health aides, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants. However, there are over two workers seeking positions in healthcare support for every advertised vacancy (Supply/Demand rate of 2.4) compared to the more favorable market for healthcare practitioners where there are about 3 ads for every job-seeker (S/D of 0.35).In January, occupations in a variety of office positions posted gains. Management positions rose by 49,000. Management positions that had the largest increase in advertised vacancies included marketing managers, medical and health services managers, and sales managers. Office and administrative support positions were up 38,500. Business and financial occupations rose by 24,100. The seasonal increase in these occupations is a welcome sign since businesses typically do not increase their advertising for workers in these fields in January.Sales and related positions advanced by 64,400 in January and continue to show strength. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing sales workers (except technical and scientific products), first-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and sales agents in financial services were among the top advertised vacancies in this occupation area. Advertised vacancies in Food preparation and serving jobs rose 10,700. In both areas, however, there are more unemployed workers than advertised vacancies. In food preparation there are almost 9 (8.9) unemployed workers for every advertised vacancy. The S/D rate in sales is somewhat better with 3 unemployed for every advertised vacancy.Architectural and engineering positions increased 21,200 in January and is now at 166,600. Production work posted an increase of 12,000 to 120,800. There are still 10.6 unemployed for every advertised vacancy in this field.METRO AREA HIGHLIGHTSWashington, D.C., has the lowest Supply/Demand rateOnline advertised vacancies in all but one of the 52 largest metropolitan areas are above last year’s levelsIn January, 51 of the 52 metropolitan areas for which data are reported separately posted over-the-year increases in the number of online advertised vacancies. Salt Lake City, Utah dipped by 300 to 17,400. Among the three metro areas with the largest numbers of advertised vacancies, the New York metro area was 18 percent above its January 2010 level, the Washington, D.C. metro area was 15.4 percent above its January 2010 level, and the Los Angeles metro area was 21.9 percent above last year’s level.The number of unemployed exceeded the number of advertised vacancies in all of the 52 metro areas for which information is reported separately. Washington, D.C., Boston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee, and Honolulu were the metropolitan locations with the most favorable supply/demand rates, where there were less than two unemployed looking for work was for every advertised vacancy. On the other hand, metro areas in which the respective number of unemployed is substantially above the number of online advertised vacancies include Riverside, CA’where there are over 9 unemployed people for every advertised vacancy (9.83)’Miami (5.95), Sacramento (5.72), and Detroit (5.06). Supply/Demand rate data are for November 2010, the latest month for which unemployment data for local areas are available.PROGRAM NOTESRevisions to the HWOL Time Series:As a part of the annual HWOL program revision, a number of updates to the historical series were implemented with the release of the January 2011 data. To ensure the consistency and continuity of the time series data, all of the updates described below will be applied across the full HWOL time series history, from May 2005 through the current time period. With the January release, revised HWOL time series history from January 2007 forward are being released; the full time series history from May 2005 will be available with the February release on March 2, 2011. This year’s revision included: adjustments to the HWOL job board coverage, elimination of “invalid” job ads, improvements to the unduplication methodology, improvements to the occupational coding software, and annual updates to the seasonal adjustment factors.Time Series SummaryThe levels in the revised series are, on average, about 460,000 per month lower than the levels in the prior series; approximately 200,000 of this is due to the elimination of invalid job ads with the remainder attributable to adjustments to the job board coverage and improvements in the unduplication methodology. As can be seen in the chart, the series turning points and the trends have remained essentially unchanged (with the exception of the trend in the last half of 2010). Additionally, the overall losses of 1.7 million job ads during the series downturn (April 2007 through April 2009) and the gains of 1.0 million job ads during the series early recovery (April 2009 through April 2010) also remained essentially unchanged. Specific details of the revision changes are outlined below.Job Board CoverageThe HWOL program collects data on a daily basis from over 1,200 online job board sources. Each year, new sources are added as they emerge while some existing sources may be dropped, if it is determined that they primarily aggregate their data from other job board sources. This year, a more extensive job board review and analysis was performed for identifying any remaining aggregator job boards; this review has resulted in the elimination of several job boards. In combination with the unduplication improvements, these changes resulted in lowering the series levels by about 260,000 ads per month.Occupational CodingThe HWOL program uses Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) autocoder software which codes over 99 percent of all ads to the 6-digit SOC and 8-digit O’Net level. The latest version of the autocoder incorporated a new feature for identifying and classifying “invalid” job ads into a new Miscellaneous category. This category contains jobs which would generally not be included in the official government employment and job openings data series and are now being classified as “invalid” job ads by the HWOL program. These ads include such categories as: adult ads, get-rich-quick ads, human donors wanted ads, human test participants wanted, products/services-offered ads, job fair ads, and other various types of ads. The Miscellaneous category has now been dropped from the HWOL time series and this change has resulted in lowering the series levels by an average of about 200,000 ads per month.Seasonal AdjustmentThe HWOL program is initiating a new practice of calculating and publishing new seasonally adjusted series with the release of each year’s January data. New seasonal factors are calculated using historical data from May 2005 through the most current December data.Description of The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLineâ ¢ Data Series:The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLineâ ¢ Data Series measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month on more than 1,200 major Internet job boards and smaller job boards that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas.Like The Conference Board’s long-running Help Wanted Advertising Index of print ads (which was published for over 55 years and discontinued in October 2008 but continues to be available for research), the new online series is not a direct measure of job vacancies. The level of ads in both print and online can change for reasons not related to overall job demand.With the December 1, 2008 release, HWOL began providing seasonally adjusted data for the U.S., the 9 Census regions and the 50 States. Seasonally adjusted data for occupations was provided beginning with the December 2009 release. This data series, for which the earliest data is May 2005, continues to publish not seasonally adjusted data for 52 large metropolitan areas.People using this data are urged to review the information on the database and methodology available on The Conference Board website and contact us with questions and comments. Background information and technical notes on this new series are available at: http://www.conference-board.org/data/helpwantedonline.cfm(link is external).The underlying online job listings data for this series is provided by Wanted Technologies Corporation. Additional information on the Bureau of Labor Statistics data used in this release can be found on the BLS website, www.bls.gov(link is external).The Conference BoardThe Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.WANTED Technologies Corporation.WANTED is a leading supplier of real-time sales and business intelligence solutions for the media classified and recruitment industries. Using its proprietary On-Demand data mining, lead generation and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) integrated technologies, WANTED aggregates real-time data from thousands of online job boards, real estate and newspaper sites, as well as corporate websites on a daily basis. WANTED’s data is used to optimize sales and to implement marketing strategies within the classified ad departments of major media organizations, as well as by staffing firms, advertising agencies and human resources specialists. For more information, please visit: http://www.wantedtech.com(link is external).SOURCE The Conference Board NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —
A local family bought the 1927 home for $1.615m, seen here from the Hillside Crescent side of Hamilton.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoWHAT NEXT FOR BRISBANE HOME PRICES? 2018’S BEST QUEENSLAND HOMES Given the condition of the historic home, it’s expected the new owners would be looking at a further $300,000 to fix up the property in line with heritage conditions.Mr Rowland said around 25 people a week inspected the triple-storey home at 19 Hillside Crescent.“The majority weren’t local. Most of them were out of town like Eatons Hills, Bridgeman Downs, looking for an entry level property in Hamilton. What was interesting was I thought it would be a young couple, but the majority were people above 60 looking to retire riverside.” The pool has stunning views over the river Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSummer Dream Home: Currumbin01:4519 Hillside Crescent, Hamilton, has been sold by receivers.RECEIVERS have sold off the luxury riverside mansion of one of Brisbane’s most prominent families for $1.615m in a “once in a generation sale”.The Hamilton home of bankrupt whisky and cattle baron Keith Batt and his wife Margaret was sold for $185,000 more than they had paid five years ago — just two years before the founder of Nant Distilling Company went bankrupt owing millions to creditors.El Nido was considered the earliest Spanish mission style home in Brisbane by the Queensland Heritage Register, sitting in a coveted spot overlooking the river, Bulimba, Newstead and the CBD. Sydney to Hobart winning yachtRagamuffin, akaBumblebee IV, hit the market following the collapse of Nant Whisky. Picture: Claudia BaxterThe Batt’s problems have escalated in recent weeks, with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission obtaining orders from the Supreme Court of Queensland three weeks ago to appoint Richard Hughes and David Orr of Deloitte as provisional liquidators of three companies linked to them.The action over Nangus Holdings Group, Nangus Holdings and Nangus Grazing Company came as part of an ongoing investigation into the Nangus Group of companies.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStep inside this Melbourne mansion00:40“The orders were sought by ASIC due to concerns about the solvency and lack of management of the companies. In particular, ASIC has concerns about a herd of approximately 261 head of cattle abandoned by company management,” an ASIC statement said.“Keith Batt and Margaret Letizia, the individuals responsible for the creation and management of the companies, are now both personally bankrupt, disqualifying them from managing a corporation.”FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Margaret and Keith Batt at the 2012 VIP launch of The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar at Brisbane’s Emporium precinct in Fortitude Valley.Agent Tristan Rowland of Place Aspley said the 91-year-old home could have fetched almost five times as much had there not been major development restrictions over the site.“Had it not had heritage listing, it would have sold for up to $10m,” he told The Courier-Mail. “But the receiver was happy. It was a great outcome considering the nature of the property.”Just the day before the El Nido deal, a three bedroom Hamilton home with river views and demolition approval sold for $1.7m. Mrs Batt had made a last-ditch attempt to sell El Nido in December without success. The receiver sale comes one year after the Batts sold their Clayfield home for $200,000 less than they had paid 24 months earlier — a sale that occurred within months of Mr Batt declaring himself bankrupt in late 2015.Among Keith Batt and Nant assets that were recently sold off was the 27-ton Maxi Ragamuffin — winner of three Sydney-Hobart yacht races between 1979 and 1990 including when it was owned by one of Australia’s richest men John Kahlbetzer and racing under its original name Bumblebee IV. The maxi sold “for a song” mid last year.
Lisa Denton Barkett, an alumna of the class of 1981 and Board of Governors President of the USC Alumni Association this past year, was elected last week to a five-year term on the Board of Trustees.As president of the Board of Governors, Barkett made several notable changes within the USC community. During her tenure, she worked to enhance the association’s visibility both on the campus and in the world, co-hosting a Trojan Family Reception in Shanghai as well as helping in organizing the association’s fourth annual USC Women’s Conference in March with the theme of “Inspired & Empowered: Moving Forward.”Along with emphasizing the association’s role, Barkett created the USC Alumni Day of SCervice to increase community outreach. The event brought together more than 1,500 volunteers to participate in projects organized by USC alumni clubs and other affiliated groups in 18 states and nine countries.“I am delighted to welcome Lisa Barkett to the USC Board of Trustees,” President C. L. Max Nikias said in a statement. “One of our most passionate and inspiring volunteers, Lisa truly embodies the Trojan spirit of giving back. For more than two decades, she has contributed on many fronts to helping advance the academic mission of her alma mater. I look forward to the creativity and insights she will contribute as a member of our board.”In addition to sitting on the Board of Governors since 2007, Barkett has been a dynamic member of the Trojan League Associates of San Diego County for the last 20 years.Gov. Jerry Brown also appointed Barkett, an attorney in private practice, to the Board of Directors of the 22nd District Agricultural Association for the State of California and on the Del Mar Fairgrounds Racetrack Leasing Commission.Barkett also serves on the Board of Trustees of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.Barkett earned her bachelor of arts degree from the USC Price School of Public Policy and a law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law.
Classic horse and carriage rides will be available from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, sponsored by Pauline Poyner and Red Bank RiverCenter. The Red Bank Christmas tree will be located at 30 Monmouth St. in the Dublin House Courtyard. Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the train station, the Kathryn Barnett School of Dance will be performing some of its fun and festive holiday numbers; music will be by Atlantic Watch. This year, a new event – “We Double Dog Dare You Scavenger Hunt” – will allow participants to visit the 50-plus businesses involved to search for a hidden holiday character inspired by the holiday classic movie A Christmas Story. Shoppers will gather stamps on their hunt for every character they find, and once 15 are collected, they can be entered to win a Red Bank prize package. The Town Lighting will occur during the Holiday Express concert, which begins at 7 p.m.The festivities continue all month throughout town. Every Saturday starting after Thanksgiving through Dec. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. shoppers can enjoy the sounds of the season with the Holiday Harmonies. Traditional carolers, choirs, brass bands, rock, folk, jazz and blues musicians will bring holiday tunes to the sidewalks of Red Bank. Celebrating its 800th show, Holiday Express will be performing holiday favorites in rock star fashion in concert at 7 p.m. on Broad Street at Canal Street.Broad Street from Peters Place to Monmouth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 to 11 p.m. However, Peters Place will remain open the duration of the event for folks to access the main part of the business district and detour around the concert area to find parking.Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, NJ Transit has had to cancel the Santa Express train ride this year. But the celebration will continue and children will be able to meet Santa at the Red Bank Train Station for entertainment and to parade with him down Monmouth Street to the Holiday Express Concert. Santa will arrive by fire truck and parade down Monmouth Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. and then he will light the tree at about 6:45 p.m. and continue to the Holiday Express concert. Events are sponsored by The Galleria Red Bank. RED BANK – Red Bank RiverCenter is kicking off the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 23, with the Red Bank Town Lighting and Holiday Express Concert presented by Riverview Medical Center, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Shore Point Distributing Co. The movie theme continues with the return of the popular, window-decorating contest. Businesses have been invited to decorate their windows using any holiday movie they choose. Shoppers can vote online for their favorite windows.
Portis and Mirotic got into an altercation during practice on Oct. 17. Mirotic suffered broken bones in his face as well as a concussion. He likely will need surgery.Portis publicly apologized to Mirotic last Saturday. He said at the time that he had reached out to Mirotic, but had not received a response. It’s unclear if the two will be able to play together again.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“I feel like I let my fans, the Bulls organization and most importantly my teammates down,” Portis said last weekend. “This is not who Bobby Portis is.”Portis, Dunn, Valentine, Grant and Payne are former first-round picks. Portis and Valentine were selected by the Bulls, while Dunn, Grant and Payne were acquired via trade. Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving, avoids jail QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion 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 Read Next LATEST STORIES Dunn came over in the draft-night deal that moved Jimmy Butler to Minnesota. He could make his Bulls debut Saturday against Oklahoma City after he missed the start of the season to rehab a dislocated left index finger.Valentine, who turns 24 on Nov. 16, is averaging 10 points through four games this season. He was the 14th pick in last year’s draft out of Michigan State.Portis, who went No. 22 overall out of Arkansas in 2015, is averaging 6.9 points and five rebounds over 126 games with the Bulls. He is allowed to practice with the team while he is suspended.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine celebrates his three-point play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Chicago. The Bulls won 91-86. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls have exercised their fourth-year option on Bobby Portis after the forward was suspended for eight games for injuring teammate Nikola Mirotic during a fight at practice.The Bulls also picked up third-year options on guards Kris Dunn and Denzel Valentine and fourth-year options on guards Jerian Grant and Cameron Payne. The moves were announced on Friday, meaning the players are under contract for the 2018-19 season.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101
VILNIUS – Pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi was named European athlete for 2017 at the Golden Tracks award ceremony that was held in Vilnius.The Olympic champion in Rio, world and European champion became the first Greek woman athlete that achieves such a high distinction.“I am very happy to be the first Greek woman to win this award. I believe it is very important for the Greek sports. I have been watching these particular awards for many years and I can definitely say that it never crossed my mind that one day I would be invited let alone to be awarded as the best European athlete” said Stefanidi.Stefanidi aged 27, was presented with the trophy by President Hansen. She finished ahead of the shortlisted world high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene from Russia, world heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam from Belgium and world hammer champion Anita Wlodarczyk from Poland.TweetPinShare11 Shares
Importantly the recommendation took into consideration the need to recognise the various levels of development required to achieve such a goal and therefore ensured that there was no mandate to alter the current entity structures or boundaries. The NTL entities which are Regions, Permits or States play a pivotal role at various levels within our strong pathway. The Elite 8 has been designed to compliment these structures and add a new pathway for the elite participant and therefore the progression of our game. The Elite 8 is designed to bring the best players from across Australia into a new format which will take the sport forward. Worth noting is that the original NTL model designed in the early 90’s had a similar premise. Over time and debate this became what we now know as the NTL. The Elite 8 will see a revised format of eight teams (four NSW, three QLD and one rest of Australia) compete in a high level structure at the NTL in March. There is no alteration requirement to any structure under the Elite 8. TFA has subsequently liaised with the NSWTA, QTA and all other States to form the basis of the structure. This has been a cooperative and collaborative process whereby feedback has been taken on board throughout.To read more about the Elite 8, please click on the attached document. Related Fileselite_eight_-_the_future-pdf
Teams from Adelaide University, Flinders Touch, Mount Gambier and City Touch will take part in the event in both the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions. Round games will commence at 10.00am on Saturday morning, before finals are played on Sunday afternoon. Touch Football South Australia will be dedicating the Men’s Open grand final to the Cancer Council’s Call To Arms. The Men’s Open Bronze Medal game will be played at 1.45pm, followed by the grand final, which will be played at 3.35pm. The Women’s Open Bronze Medal game will also be played at 1.45pm, followed by the grand final at 2.40pm. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the weekend, please click on the following link:www.sastatecup.mytouchfooty.com
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Babel happy to make Fulham moveby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham have signed former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel from Turkish side Besiktas.The 32-year-old Dutch international, who spent three and a half years at Anfield, has joined the club until the end of the season.Fulham are 19th in the Premier League and five points from safety.”I definitely have faith that Fulham can stay up,” said Babel, who has scored six goals this season. “That’s one of the reasons that I’m here.”Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan added: “Ryan has excelled at playing attacking football on both the club and international stage, and we welcome that experience as we build our squad for a strong second-half push.”Claudio [Ranieri] and I are confident that Ryan’s return to the Premier League here will be every bit as good for him as his addition will be good for our squad.”
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)In just over one week, Michigan will officially be making the switch from adidas to Nike. As previously reported, the Wolverines’ football and basketball teams will become the first to wear the Jumpman brand, too. This week, the school has let a few photos of some of the new gear trickle out.The M Den, the official merchandise dealer for Michigan, has posted photos of new tee shirts and shorts on Instagram. ESPN’s Darren Rovell also had some exclusive photos as well.First images of Michigan-Jordan merchandise being released today. Partnership starts 8/1 for football & basketball pic.twitter.com/8Cop0wBHhy— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2016Nike will go back to the more traditional yellow for Michigan. Here’s a comparison of adidas yellow vs Nike pic.twitter.com/KTQHQPXKMp— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2016 Michigan fans – what do you think so far?