ONE-TOUCH TRAVEL IS HERE

first_imgTFA are delighted to announce a partnership with Stage and Screen Travel that all the touch community can share and benefit from.Stage and Screen, as preferred supplier to TFA, are able to offer excellent deals for all your travel needs – flights, cars, accommodation, coaches, meeting arrangements and much more.Stage and Screen have a travel consultant dedicated to serve the needs of the touch football community.  Touch people are assured of the best possible service at the best possible price.Take the hassle out of your team travel – let Stage and Screen do the run around for you and save money at the same time.Personal travel needs are also catered for and do not need to be touch related.The One Touch Travel Hotline is now up and running.  To access, simply click on the new One-Touch icon on left of screen.last_img read more

Paperless Club

first_imgEvery year sports clubs waste time and money on printing and mailing, but all that can change by becoming a Paperless Club and using your website and emails to inform your members. Make the change and Go Green today – become a Paperless Club.To find out more, visit http://www.sportingpulse.com/mysport.cgi?domain=paperlesslast_img

DHX Media CEO says strategic review going well should be complete by

first_imgHALIFAX – Executives of DHX Media told its annual shareholders meeting in Halifax that they expect a strategic review of its options to be complete by June 30, at the end of its fiscal fourth-quarter and 2018 financial year.Executive chairman Michael Donovan said DHX is evaluating multiple promising opportunities that he hopes will have a positive effect on the company’s share price.He made the comment in response to a complaint about the DHX share price, which was described as “floundering.”DHX Media shares opened at $4.01 at the Toronto Stock Exchange as the meeting was being held, about 26 per cent lower than it was a year ago and 45 per cent below its 52-week high in September.Donovan and David Regan, the company’s executive vice-president for strategy and corporate development, said they were confident that the company’s financial performance will be improved by initiatives taken over the past year.The biggest of these was the acquisition of rights to the Peanuts cartoon franchise, in a US$345-million deal that DHX management believes will create multiple opportunities to add to the company’s kid-oriented revenue streams.Companies in this story: (TSX:DHX.B)last_img read more

Notley to skip premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal

first_imgKinder Morgan has ceased all non-essential spending on the project until it receives assurances it can proceed without delays, setting a May 31 deadline on getting those guarantees.Oates says that with 10 days remaining before the deadline, Notley’s only priority is working with the federal government and Kinder Morgan to work on a deal.Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman will be attending the conference on Notley’s behalf.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) EDMONTON, A.B. –  There won’t be any fireworks between the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia at the Western premiers conference this week, because Alberta Premier Rachel Notley isn’t going.B.C.’s John Horgan and Notley, who have butted heads over the Trans Mountain pipeline project, were both scheduled to be in Yellowknife at the conference, which starts Tuesday.But Cheryl Oates, a spokeswoman for Notley, says in an email Monday afternoon that Notley will be staying in Alberta to complete a deal to secure the construction of the pipeline.last_img read more

Adah Sharma in film on sex reassignment surgery

first_imgMumbai: Actress Adah Sharma is thrilled about playing a man in a comedy film on sex reassignment surgery. The story of the film, “Man to Man”, revolves around actor Naveen Kasturia’s character falling in love and marrying Adah’s character and later realising that she was biologically a man and became a woman after going through a sex reassignment surgery. “I try to pick different characters from my debut ‘1920’ to ‘Commando 2’ and ‘Commando 3’. This is the first time I’m playing a guy,” Adah said in a statement. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Naveen said it’s the right combination of entertainment and a social message. “This film is a very different and an interesting take on the burning issue of gender acceptance.” It has been written and directed by Abir Sengupta. Sengupta said: “Working with Adah and Naveen has been a phenomenal experience. I am sure that the audience will not just get entertained but will also take back the message that I am trying to convey through the film.” Jay Sahni, owner of Vivid Arthouse, has joined hands with Sengupta and Anushree Mehta of Anushree Abir Entertainment to produce the film.last_img read more

EC announces slew of measures to arrest dip in voters turnout

first_imgKolkata: Concerned over the dip in voting percentage in the fifth phase of elections particularly in semi-urban areas such as Barrackpore and Howrah, the Election Commission of India is making extensive arrangements for a high turnout in the seventh phase when the city and its adjacent constituencies such as Kolkata South, Kolkata North, Dum Dum, Jadavpur are going to polls.”We are emphasising on elaborate security arrangements to instill confidence among the people and at the same time create an ambience that will make it easier for people to stand and cast their votes comfortably,” a senior official of the Commission said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBarrackpore with 76.83 percent voting recorded a dip of 4.93 percent compared to the polling percentage in 2014. Howrah had only 67.59 voting till 5pm on the voting day but ultimately rose to 74.78 percent with a rise of 7.19 percent in the last one hour (till 6 pm) taking the final percentage close to the 2014 percentage of 74.79 percent. Kolkata has the record of having the lowest percentage of votes in the state. “It is a challenge for us to bring the voters to the booths. We have been carefully designing many programmes to increase the turnout of voters soon after the dates of the elections were announced. We are also trying to have elaborate security measures to boost the confidence of the voters,” a senior official in the District Election Office (DEO) office of North Kolkata said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to the figures available with the Election Commission, in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, when the state average was a whopping 82.22, Kolkata South recorded only 67.95 percent North Kolkata had 65.99 percent. Some assembly constituencies located within the city also had a poor voting percentage. Tollygunge that falls under Jadavpur constituency recorded 74.01 percent turnout, Metiabruz that falls under Diamond Harbour constituency recorded only 72.26 percent turnout and Bidhannagar Assembly segment that falls under Barasat parliamentary constituency recorded 71.81 percent turnout of the voters. Jadavpur Assembly segment had a polling turnout of only 73.3 percent. The Commission is making efforts to erect shades in front of each polling station so that they people don’t have to stand under the sun. “There will be arrangements of water, medical facilities and rest rooms in as many constituencies possible so that they people can take rest if they feel uncomfortable. The aged and the physically challenged voters will be allowed to cast their votes early. We are also taking steps to help physically-challenged people to cast their votes,” an official said. As per the plans drawn up by the Commission, 673 companies of Central force will be deployed in the seventh phase with Kolkata getting a share of 146 companies for its two constituencies in 1,576 polling premises — making a provision of nearly 10 personnel for each premise. Another 27 companies of Central force is slated to be deployed for Bidhananagar commissionerate area. Apart from the Central forces there will be 291 inspectors, 1265 Sub-Inspector or Assistant Sub-Inspector, 2,330 armed constables and another 3,000 constables to maintain the law and order in the city. Apart from that another 27 companies of Central forces along with 55 inspectors, 316 Sub-Inspector or Assistant Sub-Inspector and 650 armed constable and another 700 constables will be deployed to man 802 booths spread over 344 premises in Bidhannagar commissionerate. The EC plans are not meant for only two constituencies of Kolkata but for the entire city, including parts of Jadavpur and Diamond Harbour constituencies.last_img read more

West Ham need to change the overall atmosphere

first_imgIt has been a really difficult season for West Ham United so far and the incident when Andy Carroll left the bench before the end of the game didn’t help the situation at all.David Moyes admitted that the atmosphere around the club hasn’t been the best lately and there are some changes that are needed to be made as soon as possible to improve the situation in the upcoming seasons.The Scot spoke about his side’s struggles as he said, according to Sky Sports:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It makes it very difficult. There are so many different things that can happen at football clubs daily, whether it be transfers, dealing with players, team selection and you hope you get a little bit of trust.”“I have got to say I have had to come to terms with the culture of West Ham and it seems that leaked stories are part of it here.”“Can I change it? I’m sure every manager who has come in has tried to change it. I’ve tried not to waste any energy and not get too wound up about it because I think it is the culture of West Ham United. I would love to change it in many ways.”last_img read more

Valverde is still unsure if he will remain in Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has everybody in the club uncertain because he still hasn’t given any hints about a contract extension.Being the Barcelona manager is always a really stressful job for anyone who decides to take it, especially during this era in which the club is going through a successful period and Ernesto Valverde is the latest to suffer the consequences of this job. Ever since Pep Guardiola started as the manager back in 2008, the position has been filled by some very interesting managers who have left for various circumstances and abruptly ended their relationship with the club. Pep himself gave everybody a heads up and he left as the most revered manager in the club’s history, after him, followed the late ‘Tito’ Vilanova who sadly lost his battle with cancer. That loss was a huge blow for the whole club because the Catalan manager was the ideal coach to keep the style alive, but the club had to bring in a new manager and they called Gerardo Martino who only lasted a season and didn’t win a single trophy. The Argentine manager had to part ways with the club due to an alarming lack of results, patience in clubs like Barcelona is not a luxury these institutions can afford and they quickly started looking for a new manager.CALLING ALL FANS! Who can sum up today’s win with a GIF? Any takers?#BarçaPSV?? pic.twitter.com/zchSDhgmaw— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 18, 2018Luis Enrique’s abrupt exit.The board of directors in the Catalan club found a suitable replacement quickly in Luis Enrique, a former Barcelona player who had already managed Celta de Vigo with acceptable results for a club of its stature. This was a man who knew the Barcelona philosophy very well, but brought a fresh approach on the attack and was fortunate enough to have one of the best attacking trios in history formed by Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar. His spell was also short because of the temperamental personality that he had, problems with several players quickly began to emerge and his time in the club had an expiration date. But Luis Enrique’s time in his beloved club, brought the second treble in its history and he broke many records during his time. But even if the club wanted him to stay as the manager, Luis Enrique made up his mind and left once he had already won all the trophies he could with the Blaugrana. This is how once again, the Catalan club wasn’t able to keep a manager and started looking for another suitable replacement. They also found it in Ernesto Valverde, who is still the manager today and also won trophies during his first year at the club. When he arrived, the new boss agreed on a two-year contract because he knew that managers never last in this club.? Geraint Thomas, winner of the 2018 Tour de France, in the President Suñol suite with President Bartomeu during #BarçaPSV pic.twitter.com/dskz5ioGNQDavid Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 19, 2018After winning a historic La Liga and Copa del Rey for the Catalan club, Valverde’s problems came from the board of directors rather than the players. Actually, the boss has an excellent relationship with every member of the squad but the board didn’t like him getting eliminated in last year’s Champions League against AS Roma. Right after the shocking defeat, club President Josep Maria Bartomeu came out to criticize Valverde for the result and the manager didn’t appreciate him throwing all his technical staff under the bus like that. Now that the same people who came after him last season are trying to get him to sign a new contract, Valverde is right to leave them in suspense because he feels they were disloyal towards him in the most difficult moment for the club. But this behavior from the club’s president is not new, he has repeatedly committed mistakes that the Barcelona supporters don’t appreciate and they later accept only because the club keeps winning trophies with him as the chairman. But the fans might not accept this confrontation with Valverde, the manager who has done things right in the last season and the man who has Barcelona as the top title contenders in Europe right now. Ernesto’s contract ends next summer, there hasn’t been any movement in regards to an extension and people are starting to get nervous.? Hear what the boss and players had to say after #BarçaPSV?? #ForçaBarça? https://t.co/prPMF380an— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 18, 2018How far do you think Valverde will wait until he gives news about a contract extension with FC Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more