Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The departmental hearing into the alleged chokehold used by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo during Eric Garner’s 2014 arrest, which allegedly led to his death, wrapped up on Thursday. But it will be a little while longer before the presiding judge gives a recommendation for the officer’s future.It has been almost five years since Eric Garner’s death was captured on three separate cellphone videos. Garner was accused by Pantaleo and his partner, Justin D’Amico, of selling untaxed cigarettes to Staten Island, New York, residents.Since Garner’s last words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for fatal police-involved shootings across the country, Pantaleo has been on desk duty and not criminally charged.A Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo in December 2014 after Garner’s death was ruled a homicide resulting from a fatal cascade of events, according to the city’s medical examiner.An internal investigation in January 2015 found that Pantaleo used a chokehold — a prohibited takedown method banned by the NYPD since 1993 — in an attempt to arrest Garner, according to witness testimony during the hearing.Pantaleo has denied wrongdoing, and his lawyer argues that he did not apply a chokehold.The NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) announced in July 2018 that it would conduct this departmental hearing since federal prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York had not determined if they would charge Pantaleo.The feds have until the fifth anniversary of Garner’s death on July 17, 2019, to announce whether they will proceed before the statute of limitations clock expires. An executive assistant U.S. attorney was spotted at the hearing on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Justice declined to comment.The seven-day departmental hearing began on May 13 and lasted until Thursday.Deputy Commissioner Rosemarie Maldonado will determine within 90 days whether the evidence presented at the hearing equates to criminal charges of first-degree strangulation and third-degree reckless assault.Based on Judge Maldonado’s decision, Pantaleo faces losing his job or vacation days. Ultimately, it’s NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill or New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who will determine Pantaleo’s future with the NYPD.“CCRB recommends a penalty of termination without his pension. … Officer Pantaleo forfeited his right and privilege to be a police officer in the city of New York,” said Suzanne O’Hare during her closing arguments for CCRB.“I expect an expedited schedule,” said Stuart London, the lead attorney on Pantaleo’s defense team. “And we have another two weeks to respond to that decision from the police commissioner.”Pantaleo, 33, declined to testify on his own behalf during the hearing despite a June 2018 ruling that his testimony couldn’t be used against him in a federal proceedings, said O’Hare.London read a few sentences of the 75-page transcript from Pantaleo’s December 2014 interview with internal affairs during his closing statements.“I was just trying to bring him to the ground,” London read from page 40.Prior to Pantaleo and D’Amico approaching Garner in front of a store in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island, a superior had given them orders to control “quality of life” offenses after a large volume of complaints had been made from local businesses.Unbeknownst to Pantaleo, D’Amico had a run-in with Garner two weeks earlier about selling loose cigarettes, and no arrest had been made, O’Hare said. During the encounter, Garner became aggravated when D’Amico accused him again of selling cigarettes.During the escalating verbal confrontation, Pantaleo grabbed Garner from behind in a takedown method that London said is called a “seatbelt maneuver.” London has said the move is taught in the Police Academy.“The seat belt maneuver was not approved in 2006 when Officer Pantaleo was trained. … There is no evidence Officer Pantaleo was taught anything or had any training after the seatbelt was introduced in 2011,” said O’Hare during her closing arguments.During the hearing, retired NYPD Detective Russell Jung testified for the defense that there’s “a million” tactics police officers aren’t trained to use, but implement them on suspects to make an arrest.“This is not a free-for-all. There is a reason for training. You cannot learn something by talking about it in the locker room. If you do it wrong, someone can get hurt or someone can get killed. It is reckless to use this technique without training,” said O’Hare.During the struggle, Garner lost his footing and Pantaleo’s grip remained by his neck even as they both collapsed to the sidewalk, according to the video footage.“Eric Garner was off balance until he was taken to the ground as Officer Pantaleo tightened his grip,” said O’Hare. “His arm is around his neck for 15 seconds.”“No, no pressure to the neck,” London read from page 45 of Pantaleo’s interview when asked about his intentions when he put his arm around Garner. “Just me laying on him to stop him from getting up again. When I heard D’Amico say, ‘We got him,’ that’s when I got up.”The city’s medical examiner, who administered Garner’s autopsy, testified that the 43-year-old died of events triggered by the actions of Pantaleo’s alleged chokehold and ended with a fatal asthma attack.Bruising was found in the area on top of Garner’s voice box, said O’Hare.London vehemently argued that his client’s contact with Garner did not set off a “lethal cascade” that triggered asthma and ultimately caused the homicide.“Eric Garner died of his own compromised health conditions. … He was obese, he had hypertension cardiovascular disease, that’s why he died,” said London during his closing arguments.“What we don’t see on the video are the poor responses from the EMTs. They didn’t come over in a rush or with oxygen masks. They did an unbelievably poor job,” said London.London told ABC New York affiliate WABC-TV that Pantaleo still wants to remain on the force.Garner’s family and supporters vehemently oppose Pantaleo keeping his job and are hopeful for a positive result.“[CCRB] did their job and have proved their case,” said Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, at a press conference outside of the police headquarters.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Young, passionate, and wholeheartedly engaged in the pressing social issues of his day, Théodore Géricault was not only one of the most influential artists of the Romantic period, he may be said to have prefigured modern art. Despite his short life — the French artist died in 1824 at the age of 31 — Géricault’s choice of materials and subject matter make him particularly pertinent to today’s media-savvy audience.Although best known for his epic painting “The Raft of the Medusa” (now in the Louvre), Géricault also worked in lithographs and other easily reproduced media such as drawings in ink, graphite, chalk, and crayon, to share his work and extend his influence. Examples of these more intimate pieces, including several small and finely worked studies for the massive oil painting, now form the core of the Harvard Art Museums’ “Mutiny: Works by Géricault,” on view in the third-floor research gallery through Jan. 6, 2019.The bulk of the pieces in the four-part show come from the museum’s own Grenville L. Winthrop collection, one of the most comprehensive of Géricault in America, according to curator A. Cassandra Albinson, Margaret S. Winthrop Curator of European Art.“This is a great collection and also a great teaching collection,” she said. “You can pretty much tell a fairly comprehensive story of Gericault’s career just from the Winthrop collection.” To do this, the show is arranged roughly chronologically, with sections on the artist’s early life, “The Raft and England: Modern Death and Life,” “Printmaking and the Animal Spirit,” and “After Géricault.”,The core collection has been rounded out by pieces on loan from area collectors, many of whom likely learned about the artist from the Winthrop bequest, which came to Harvard in the 1940s. Although the lenders have chosen to remain anonymous, Albinson identified them as “people who have spent a lot of time at the museum. As collectors and scholars they were exposed to the riches of the Winthrop collection, and you see it in what they chose to collect themselves.”With this show, another generation will come to know Géricault. In part that is because, along with Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, the William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts, Albinson is teaching the undergraduate seminar “Romanticism Revisted: Géricault” this semester. Albinson said young people seem to have a natural affinity for the work, with its “issues of social justice and issues of race.”Although Géricault painted during a period of peace, the French Restoration, the horrors of war were never far away. For example, his “Return from Russia,” with a mutilated soldier leading a blinded colleague, recalls Napoleon’s ill-fated campaign in graphic detail, while the starving, desperate figures of “The Raft of the Medusa,” refer to a real-life tragedy brought about in part because of political corruption. (The Medusa’s captain was a Royalist political appointee who left his passengers to starve after the ship was grounded.) The painting’s inclusion in a recent Jay-Z and Beyoncé video highlights its continued relevance.The painting’s pop culture moment also furthers one of the artist’s own aims. As he succumbed to illnesses, Géricault began working more with other artists —and increasingly in lithography, a print process that allowed a broader distribution of his work.“For the last two years of his life, it allowed him to get his work out there and work with others in a more collaborative way,” says Albinson. The exhibit ends with a selection of works influenced by the artist.Although it is unlikely that Géricault could have presaged the Carters, the idea remains. “I wanted to think about how he set up his own posthumous reputation,” says Albinson. “I hope to get people to see Géricault as I do — as someone who did push back against the norms.”
QPR are interested Crewe’s Luke Murphy, according to The Sun on Sunday. Newcastle, Sunderland and Aston Villa are also said to keeping tabs on the 23-year-old midfielder.Rafael Benitez would be Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s ideal choice for the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge next season, according to the Sunday Telegraph.It is claimed that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to return but Abramovich has not been convinced to re-appoint him.Abramovich is said to be largely happy with the job Benitez has done as interim manager and has even sounded players out to see how they would feel about the Spaniard staying on.But with fans opposed to Benitez, Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has apparently emerged as the favourite for the role.The Sunday Mirror, on the other hand, say Mourinho is set to turn his back on a return to Chelsea and instead stay at Real Madrid.Meanwhile, Chelsea stalwart Frank Lampard has been offered an improved deal to join LA Galaxy, according to the Sunday People.He is said to have been offered a two-year contract worth £3.9m a year, plus a lucrative image rights deal.The Sun on Sunday say Manchester United with not be joining Chelsea and Manchester City in the race to sign striker Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid.And the Mail on Sunday tip Chelsea to sign Falcao and Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The man who led the development of the aircraft that amazed a generation and opened up travel for ordinary people has died at the age of 95.Legendary Boeing engineer Joe Sutter led the team behind the company’s iconic Boeing 747, known affectionately as the “jumbo jet’’ and was responsible for pushing the boundaries of 1960s aerospace technology.A native of Boeing’s birthplace, the US city of Seattle, and the son of a Slovenian immigrant, Sutter was born in 1921 and grew up on a hilltop overlooking the manufacturer’s plant.“My friends all wanted to fly airplanes but I set my heart on designing them,’’ Sutter said in his book “747’’. “The futuristic flying machines I sketched as a boy would carry passengers in safety and comfort to the far continents, conquering oceans in a single flight. Little did I know I would grow up to realize these dreams.’’Sutter was a graduate of the University of Washington and started at the Boeing plant after serving in the US in Navy World War II and was courted by both Boeing and the Douglas Aircraft Company after the end of the war.He initially accepted the higher Douglas offer but took what he thought was a short-term job with Boeing while his wife delivered the couple’s first child.That job with Boeing’s small aerodynamic group working on the piston-powered Stratocruiser would be the start of a long and illustrious career that would see him work on many of the airline’s early jets.“He personified the ingenuity and passion for excellence that made Boeing airplanes synonymous with quality the world over,’’ Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner said in a tribute sent to staff.“Early in Joe’s career, he had a hand in many iconic commercial airplane projects, including the Dash 80, its cousin the 707 and the 737. But it was the 747 – the world’s first jumbo jet – that secured his place in history.Joe led the engineering team that developed the 747 in the mid-1960s, opening up affordable international travel and helping connect the world.“His team, along with thousands of other Boeing employees involved in the project, became known as the Incredibles for producing what was then the world’s largest airplane in record time – 29 months from conception to rollout.It remains a staggering achievement and a testament to Joe’s “incredible” determination.”Sutter remained active with Boeing long after his retirement and continued to serve as a consultant as well as an ambassador for the company.“By then his hair was white and he moved a little slower, but he always had a twinkle in his eye, a sharp mind and an unwavering devotion to aerospace innovation and The Boeing Company,’’ Conner said.Fittingly, he was on hand to celebrate our centennial at the Founders Day weekend. He was one of a kind.“Joe was loved. He made a difference in the world. He made a difference to us. We will miss him and cherish our time with him.‘’ The 747, in fact, was not supposed to carry passengers for many years.At the time the world was looking to supersonic travel with the Boeing SST and the Concorde as the future in aviation. But Boeing has sold well over 1500 of its 747s and the aircraft is still in production, with a new model still wowing passengers.Giving life to the plane that changed the world was a challenge that brought Boeing, the world’s biggest aerospace company, the then-biggest engine maker Pratt and Whitney and the legendary Pan Am to their knees.First flight of the latest model of the 747 the -8 Intercontinental In the late 1960s, Boeing’s resources were stretched to the limit as its engineers grappled with the complexities of its US government-sponsored supersonic transport, dubbed the Boeing 2707, which was eventually scrapped by Congress on May 20, 1971, despite commitments for 115 from 25 airlines.The 2707 was to carry three times the number of passengers as Concorde at twice the speed.At the time, the 747 was considered only an interim solution that might carry passengers for five to 10 years until the supersonic transports took over.Fortunately, Boeing had appointed Sutter to the project and he was to father the classic jet.Sutter was always was modest about his role. “I was the only qualified person available,” he said in a 2009 interview with AirlineRatings. “All the smart guys — Maynard Pennell, Bill Cook, Bob Withington and many others — were tied up on the SST while Jack Steiner was heading the 737 program.”The 747 was from the outset designed to be converted to a freighter as the superseded model was relegated to cargo routes. “That’s what Boeing’s marketing people thought,” Sutter said. “They estimated we’d probably sell 50 or so for passenger use.”The 747 was a mass-travel dream of Pan American World Airways founder Juan Trippe and Boeing chief Bill Allen. Trippe had started mass travel in 1948 when he introduced economy class onto 50-seat DC-4s.But the 747 was much bigger and could carry more than 350 people — almost double the 707 — and allow the carrier to slash fares.It is impossible to find anyone who recalls whether there was a definitive business plan for the 747. But traffic was booming for the airline industry, which had enjoyed the growth of 15 percent a year through the early 1960s as passengers flocked to jets from piston-engined planes.Trippe was a man on a mission. He wanted to make travel affordable and he believed the 747, with the high bypass turbofan engines developed for military transports, could do just that. The 747 was expected to cut operating costs by 30 percent over the 707 model.Pan Am loved the concept but most airlines were terrified of the jumbo’s size. Regardless of the reticence of other airlines, on April 13, 1966, Pan Am ordered 25 747s at $22 million apiece. Today, they cost well over $350 million.But the trickle of 747 orders was not the major problem. It was the weight. The jumbo was initially supposed to weigh 250,000kg at take-off but by the time it took its first flight design changes impacting range, altitude, speed and fuel burn saw it top 322,000kgs.According to some insiders, the company threatened to cancel the 747 program unless the engine maker agreed to additional thrust to solve the problems.A solution, to run the engines at higher temperatures to give more thrust, was found and within six months of entering service, the jumbo was performing at acceptable levels.But it came at a price and Boeing was mired in debt from the 747 program, owing banks $1.2 billion, $7.2 billion in today’s money. Despite the many problems in its manufacture, the birth of the 747 was an amazing feat.With the extra space on the 747s, airlines splashed out with upper- deck lounges and many also had lounges at the back of economy. Sadly, a Boeing plan for a lower- deck lounge, called the Tiger Lounge because of the fabric design, never made it.The spacious age, however, was short-lived, with airlines responding to a demand for cheaper travel by adding more seats. In economy, that meant additional seats across the plane’s width.Today, the 747 is still the “Queen of the Skies” to many and for billions of passengers it is the plane that allowed them to see the world
Here’s your sneak peek of episode 12 of the Play Your Part television series:Catharien Saayman is the principal of the Abraham Kriel Child & Youth Care Centre in Potchefstroom in North West. She is one of the guests featured on Play Your Part episode 12. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterCatharien Saayman is the head of the Abraham Kriel Child & Youth Care Centre in Potchefstroom. She oversees the facility, which cares for 230 children from North West.The children are referred to the centre by the children’s court. There are nine houses with adult caregivers who live with the youngsters.Saayman is one of the guests on Play Your Part episode 12, to be broadcast on Saturday, 2 December 2017 on SABC2 at 18:00.Here’s more on the other two guests featured on this week’s episode:Thato MokhothuThato MokhothuMokhothu is the founder of the company RTT Construction in Bloemfontein. She is also the founder of the initiative, Phenomenal Women. The NPO focuses on female and youth empowerment, and does things such as host finance workshops for the target group.Silindile MakhathiniSilindile MakhathiniZinakenjalo Hygiene founder and director Makhathini has a passion for education and the empowerment of women. Her company, Zinakenjalo – a Nguni name – is a 100% black female-owned manufacturing and hygiene company. It produces Authenticare sanitary pads.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a CommentIn the latest episode of Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Director of Water Quality and Research talks with American Farm Bureau Chief Economist Dr. John Newton.Hoewischer and Newton talk about the “tough shape” the farm economy has been in for a number years for various reasons, from low crop prices to trade and tariff issues, and how much impact the newly signed Farm Bill may or may not have on farm income in the future.Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer is an ongoing series of conversations with experts and leaders who are helping to shape and secure the future of Ohio’s ag industry for generations to come.Following are some highlights from this episode. Complete transcript.Q: I know there are a lot of different sectors, but what’s the general feel of the overall ag economy?A: Well it’s been in the doldrums now for a few years. You know net farm income was record high when we were right in the last farm bill. Over $120 billion at that point in time and it’s declined by nearly 50 percent. It declined fairly quickly and it’s remained at very low levels. 2018 farm incomes projected at $66 billion. That’s the third lowest level over the last decade in well below the historical average of about $85 billion a year. So the farm economy is in pretty tough shape and it’s really impacting agriculture uniformly.Q: How will the (newly signed) 2018 Farm Bill effect things?A: You know it was just a completely different environment in 2014 when we were writing the farm bill. We were looking at $5 corn, and soybeans were well over $11 a bushel. When we really started this process, American Farm Bureau had a farm bill working group for the last two years. When we started this farm income was low commodity prices were low. So I think that one of the things that it did more than anything is really energized the grassroots members across the country to think about this farm bill and think about ways we can make it work better. I think the challenge in this low price environment was that the Congressional Budget Office, the baseline for agricultural spending, we just didn’t have a lot of money to make a lot of major changes. So this farm bill more than anything it’s just an evolution of the 2014 Farm Bill. Some tweaks around the edges. We did get some major improvements for dairy and for cotton but there’s just not enough money to come in and really elevate and enhance the support provided by ARC and PLC some of those title one programs. Leave a Comment
Gold medalist Pauline Lopez of the Philippines during the 28th SEA Games womens under 57kg finalheld at the Singapore Expo Hall 2 after defeating Thi Thu Hien Pham of Vietnam.INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMAPauline Lopez has just started her young UAAP career with a the Rookie of the Year award for Season 79, but the 20-year-old jin’s accomplishments goes beyond the collegiate league.Fresh from winning gold in the Korea Open back in July, the Atenean is also set to compete in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games in the taekwondo kyorugi ender 62kg division.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd View comments Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “We’re simulating what we’re going to expect in the ring in training so when the pressure’s there we know what to do,” said Lopez. “We definitely prepared not only physically but also mentally. I think we have a good chance of performing and giving our best.” LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Lopez said her triumph in the International Taekwondo Championships served as gauge on how she has improved and it also helped her confidence going into the regional games.“The Korea Open was a very hard tournament… and what I did was just give my best and I was able to gauge myself where I am right now,” said Lopez during the athlete send off Friday at Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions.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“It definitely gave me the self confidence and just the confidence to know that I can do this.”Lopez, though, fought in the lighter weight class of featherweight in the Korea Open but constant training since January, she said, will help her prepare for Kuala Lumpur. K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Thailand, Korea top respective groups at end of AVC pool stages Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ PBA IMAGESTNT KaTropa bounced back from a sorry defeat to repulse Phoenix Petroleum, 110-103, for its third win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Texters moved a game out of .500 and improved to 3-2 as they redeemed themselves after a humiliating 104-73 defeat to Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Kelly Williams finished with 18 points to complement Rice’s scoring while Ranidel de Ocampo added 14.Pogoy and Jayson Castro also finished in twin digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending 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 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments Roger Pogoy gave TNT a late-game buffer after his inside bank shot put the KaTropa up 107-101 with 1:46 left in the game and import Glen Rice Jr. secured the victory by picking off Brandon Brown’s pass at the 40-second mark.Rice not only willed TNT to victory with his 38-point, 9-rebound, 5-assist line, he also bounced back from his subpar PBA debut.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“We went to this game with the hope of Glen playing a lot better than he played the last game, and today he did,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela.In the second game, San Miguel Beer rallied to a 115-112 victory over GlobalPort. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Read Next Duterte hails PH athletes WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program
Touch Football Tasmania has introduced a new tournament to its state program in 2011, with the Club Championships to be held on Saturday, 19 November at Prospect Park, Launceston. The Club Championships is a new initiative designed to increase participation and create an opportunity for both a high standard of competition, as well as social participation. The event will see teams compete across three divisions – Men’s division one, Women’s Open and Men’s division two. Sunday will see the 2011 Junior State Cup take place again at Prospect Park, with six divisions competing in the event. Teams at the Junior State Cup will be eager to take to the fields on Sunday, following last year’s event being cancelled due to bad weather. The under 18’s Girls division has been added to the line-up and will join the 12’s Girls, 16’s Girls, 12’s Boys, 14’s Boys and 16’s Boys at the event. There will also be a focus on referee and coaching development across the tournament, with Touch Football Australia National Referee Panel member Ian Matthew in attendance at the event. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2011 Club Championships and Junior State Championships, please visit the following website:www.tastouch.com.au