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Positions Available at QLD Touch

Positions Available at QLD Touch

first_imgQLD Touch have two positions available: Game Development Officer and Participant Management Team.Applications close for the Game Development Officer on COB 22nd May, 2009 while applications close for the Participation Management team 5pm 12th June 2009.Please click the attachments for further information.Game Development OfficerParticpant Manager Team Applicationlast_img

Kacie McDonnell And Aaron Murray Have Reportedly Ended Their Engagement

Kacie McDonnell And Aaron Murray Have Reportedly Ended Their Engagement

first_imgFans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Sad news, Georgia fans. Former Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray, who is now a backup signal-caller for the Kansas City Chiefs, is no longer engaged to television anchor Kacie McDonnell. McDonnell, who moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City to be closer to Murray, told Philly.com that the engagement is off. Their love affair had been highly publicized over the past few years. Via Philly.com:“I’m loving my career in Kansas City. I’m really committed to being a part of this community for the time being. The engagement is off. I wish him the best, it’s best to part ways. I’m moving on my with life.”Oddly enough, McDonnell posted an Instagram video of the two kissing at a concert just last week. Murray has not yet addressed the news publicly.last_img read more

Video: Michigan Stuffs Minnesota At The 1-Yard Line, Wins The Little Brown Jug

Video: Michigan Stuffs Minnesota At The 1-Yard Line, Wins The Little Brown Jug

first_imgMichigan defensive line stuffs Minnesota at the goal line.Twitter/@ByAZunigaThe end to the Michigan-Minnesota game was not exactly a ringing endorsement of interim Gophers coach Tracy Claeys. The Gophers appeared to take the lead on a beautiful touchdown throw by Mitch Leidner to Drew Wolitarsky, but a review showed that he was down at the one yard line. Down 29-26, with a timeout left, Minnesota wasted most of its time before a Leidner incompletion on first down. The Gophers only had time for one more play, and Leidner was stuffed at the goal line by the Michigan defense.Michigan wins. https://t.co/MPy8zslh7i— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) November 1, 2015Michigan had a huge win stolen a few weeks back, and today the Wolverines came out and stole a win from a very emotionally-charged Minnesota squad.last_img

Michigan Fan Gets Bicep Signed By Jim Harbaugh, Heads To Tattoo Parlor To Make It Permanent

Michigan Fan Gets Bicep Signed By Jim Harbaugh, Heads To Tattoo Parlor To Make It Permanent

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks on from the sidelines.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)Most fans – even crazy college football fans – get autographs from their favorite players and coaches on jerseys, footballs, pennants, or even just plain paper. But one Michigan supporter went a different route this week at Big Ten Media Days.A Michigan fan named Gerald got his bicep signed by Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh – and he’s looking to make it a permanent fixture. According to Michigan, the fan headed to the tattoo parlor to get the autograph inked on. Check it out:Our man Gerald with the bicep autograph from @CoachJim4UM… Next stop, the tattoo parlor!#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/FSR3oVc1oA— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) July 26, 2016 Considering he already has the school’s ‘M’ logo on his bicep, this isn’t a huge deal – just a nice addition. It looks like he’s ready for the 2016 season to start.last_img read more

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces divorce on Twitter

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces divorce on Twitter

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said he and his wife MacKenzie have decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage.Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday.The two married in 1993 after they met at hedge fund D.E. Shaw in New York, where they both worked. They left New York on a road trip to Amazon’s eventual headquarters Seattle, with her driving and him writing up the business plan for what would become the world’s largest online retailer. They have four children together.A note posted Bezos’ Twitter account said the two of them will remain “cherished friends,” as well as “partners” in ventures and projects.“If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again,” said the note, which was signed “Jeff & MacKenzie.”Joseph Pisani, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Why is JDU contesting minus manifesto asks Tejashwi

Why is JDU contesting minus manifesto asks Tejashwi

first_imgPatna: Attacking Bihar’s ruling JD-U for contesting the Lok Sabha elections without a manifesto, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday asked it to release it at least at the end of the campaign on Friday. “Nitish Chachaji, today is the last day of campaign of Lok Sabha polls, at least release the manifesto,” said Tejashwi Yadav. Interestingly, this is the first election the JD-U has contested without a manifesto. However, its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners — the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) — did release their manifestos. The Bihar opposition leader also wondered if the Janata Dal-United and its chief Nitish Kumar had accepted the BJP’s manifesto as its own. “Nitish (Kumar) and the JD-U are following the BJP and seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. By not releasing its own manifesto till the end of elections, the JD-U has made clear what it stands for,” he said. Tejashwi Yadav also said that the much-hyped liquor ban had failed in Bihar as alcohol was easily available everywhere.last_img read more

Delhi Metro invites feedback on curtailed announcement

Delhi Metro invites feedback on curtailed announcement

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), after curtailing the number of announcements inside the trains on its Magenta Line on a trial basis for three months, has now invited feedback from the commuters whether to introduce the same practice on all other Lines. The feedback/suggestion by commuters in this regard can be submitted on DMRC’s official website www.delhimetrorail.comhttp://delhimetrorail.). Commuters can also submit their feedback on Twitter by visiting the following link -https://twitter.com/. The feedback can be provided till May 31, 2019.last_img

LeBron May Know Best About When The NewLook Cavs Have Gelled

LeBron May Know Best About When The NewLook Cavs Have Gelled

LeBron James predicted the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers, featuring himself and new Cav Kevin Love, would take a while to hit their stride. (“A couple of months and maybe a few,” as he put it last month.) He appears to have been correct: After starting 19-20 — with enough ups and downs that at times some commentators prematurely declared the Cavs to have gelled — Cleveland has won eight straight games, including impressive victories against the Clippers, Bulls, Thunder and Trail Blazers.We’re pretty sure that when James made that prediction, he wasn’t running regressions on historical NBA data. That’s because we tried, and we couldn’t find much evidence to back up the conventional wisdom.It makes sense that teams with lots of new players in major roles would get better during the season, as the new teammates get used to playing with one another. There just isn’t much statistical evidence to back up that theory — partly because it’s unusual for a team as good as Cleveland to rely so heavily on new arrivals.To study whether teams like Cleveland gel later in the season than more stable clubs like San Antonio, we looked at the fate of 939 older teams — those that played 82-game seasons back to 1978. To estimate how much of their contribution they were getting from newbies, we divided the total wins above replacement (WAR) of new players by the team total, omitting players who were below replacement value. Then we divided up the first 80 games of each season into 10 eight-game buckets — omitting the last two games because some teams rest starters — and checked how each team did, in each bucket, based on their opponent-adjusted point differential.There wasn’t a meaningful pattern. For instance, teams that peaked earliest, in the first eight games of the season, got an average of 20 percent of their WAR from new players. Teams that peaked in the middle of the season got an average of a little over 25 percent of WAR. But then teams that peaked between Game 49 and Game 80 averaged a contribution of about 21 percent of WAR from newbies.Part of the problem we had is that there haven’t been many teams that relied on new players as much as the Cavs do. They’ve gotten 63 percent of their WAR from new guys. That’s more than all but 48 teams in our data set — a group that doesn’t include James’s first Miami team, which got 57 percent of WAR from new players (the Heat peaked between Games 17 and 24). And most of those teams were lousy clubs, presumably rebuilding with rookies and cheap castoffs. Their average Pythagorean winning percentage was 36.3 percent.We nonetheless zoomed in on teams similar to Cleveland and found there is a small pattern of playing worse early and better at midseason, which fits the conventional wisdom. But it’s likely just noise. The only statistically significant difference was for the final 10-game chunk we studied, in which teams like the Cavs did a lot worse than average — which runs counter to the conventional wisdom of gelling and improving with time playing together.The lesson seems to be that a team starring James, Love and Kyrie Irving playing together for the first time might really need some time to gel, but there aren’t enough teams like the 2014-15 Cavaliers to say that their experience is typical. (One other possible reason it’s hard to detect much of a relationship: Some teams — like the Cavs — get new contributors at the start of the season, while others start playing rookies and midseason trade acquisitions late in seasons that are lost causes.)As is often the case in sports analysis, we have to trade off precision for sample size, and in this case the sample of teams like the Cavs is too small for the stats to beat the intuitive prediction of James. read more

Barcelona vs Juventus Is The Strongest Champions League Final Ever

Barcelona vs Juventus Is The Strongest Champions League Final Ever

1999Man. U.England Barcelona will take on Italian side Juventus in the Champions League final Saturday, and it may well be the strongest Champions League final ever. The sum of Barcelona and Juventus’s Elo ratings, according to the Football Club Elo Ratings, is higher than any final in history. (We love Elo around here — we’ve used it to explore the NBA, the NFL, chess and even Scrabble. Teams gain points for wins and lose them for losses. The higher your rating, the better.) You can see all this data from Champions League — known as the European Cup before 1992 — finals in the table at the top of this post.1One may suspect that some ratings inflation is responsible for the strength of this and a few other recent finals. However, a simple regression reveals only a very weak inflationary trend. One reason for the strength of many recent finals may be increasing inequality — the gulf between the great teams and the average ones is likely widening. Also note that the 1974 final was replayed, hence its appearing twice. And if a few totals look off, that’s because of rounding.Juventus won Serie A by a full 17 points over second-place Roma, and its average league game was a 1.3-goal victory. And it’s fourth in the world according to Elo — only Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are rated higher. This would be Juventus’s third title.But Barcelona is beyond strong — so much so that it’s nearly unprecedented. It’s currently top-ranked in Europe and, by Elo, the strongest team to ever appear in a Champions League final. This would be Barça’s fifth title. 1988PSV EindhovenNetherlands 1972AjaxNetherlands 2009BarcelonaSpain YEARTEAMCOUNTRY 1967CelticScotland 2010Inter MilanItaly 2013Bayern MunichGermany And both teams are at near-historic peaks. Unsurprisingly, given the trophies it’s won already this year, Barcelona has shot up since the beginning of 2015 and is just about one win away from achieving the highest Elo rating in club history. Ditto Juventus, which is in its finest form in more than 15 years. It helps that both teams have won two major trophies already this year — whoever wins the Champ League final will complete a rare “treble.” (This has happened only seven times in European soccer, including once for Barça, shown in the table.)Oh, right, and there’s this Lionel Messi fellow, who plays for Barcelona. The game could serve as a popular referendum on his status as the greatest footballer of all time. If he scores in the match, he’ll be the first to do so in three Champions League finals, and he will lead outright this year’s competition in scoring, edging out Cristiano Ronaldo. And after seeing this Messi goal in the Copa del Rey final last Saturday, I’m tempted to just throw all these spreadsheets out the window.The market odds for the game have, as I write, settled around 4-to-11 for favorite Barcelona and 9-to-4 for underdog Juventus — implying a roughly 70 percent chance of a Barça victory. That’s right in line with what the Elo ratings imply — about a 71 percent chance of a win for Barcelona. Just because it’s the strongest Champions League final ever doesn’t mean it’ll be the most competitive. read more

Ohio State athletics selfreported nearly double violations compared to others in Big

Ohio State athletics selfreported nearly double violations compared to others in Big

The Ohio State athletic department self-reported 24 minor violations in the latter half of 2013, about double the amount reported by any of five other Big Ten schools.The Lantern requested all self-reported NCAA violations occurring from June to December 2013 for every Big Ten school except Northwestern, March 16. As of Monday, records were received from Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Illinois and Minnesota.Northwestern is a private university and is not required to provide public records.Representatives from Michigan, Indiana and Iowa acknowledged and were still processing The Lantern’s request as of Monday. Penn State representatives did not respond to multiple emails requesting the records. Nebraska denied the release of records.“Such records are not subject to disclosure under the Nebraska public records statutes, and therefore, will not be provided to you,” John Wiltse, acting records director for the University of Nebraska said in an emailed statement.Of the records received, the vast majority — totaling 22 violations — were for impermissible contact to prospective student athletes and/or prospective athletes’ parents by an athletic department staff member. BenefitsAside from communicating with prospective student-athletes, there were eight reports of NCAA violations related to athletes receiving impermissible benefits. OSU did not report any violations involving impermissible benefits during the final six months of 2013.At Wisconsin, four incoming freshmen men’s and women’s golf student-athletes participated in a free round of golf before classes began, thus they were still considered potential student-athletes.Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota each reported two violations related to benefits.An Illinois women’s tennis coach provided a prospective athlete with a personalized cookie cake who then tweeted a picture of it resulting in a reported violation.Also at Illinois, a university employed tutor loaned a book to a non-scholarship football student-athlete.Purdue reported an incident in which a student-athlete shipped personal belongings using a university-expensed FedEx account and a second where the university paid for lodging for the parents of a prospective student-athlete before the athlete’s official visit.A Minnesota men’s golf coach bought a meal for a club coach and a women’s golf coach gave a prospective athlete’s father a shirt during a visit. However, the father sent payment for the shirt the following day.Michigan State reported one benefits violation where a high school coach received more than two complimentary admissions to a home athletics event.Though OSU did report any improper benefits in the second half of 2013, the university is familiar with this type of violation.OSU created an Office of Compliance in February 2012 following the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal, which led to the resignation of football coach Jim Tressel, the departure of former Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor and a list of NCAA sanctions which included a one-year bowl ban and vacated all wins from the 2010 season.On Dec. 23, 2010, the NCAA suspended Pryor, running back Dan Herron, receiver DeVier Posey, offensive tackle Mike Adams and defensive end Solomon Thomas – all of whom played for the Buckeyes at the time – for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits from Eddie Rife, owner of Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor. Linebacker Jordan Whiting also received a one-game ban. Text messagesIn addition to phone calls, 10 reported violations from the five other schools in the conference were for text messages, compared to one for OSU.A women’s volleyball coach reportedly replied to a text message from a prospective student-athlete, mistakenly thinking the message was an email.Wisconsin and Purdue each reported one impermissible text message, while Minnesota and Illinois each reported two, and Michigan State reported three. VisitsNine violations were reported in relation to prospective student-athletes’ official visits. Purdue reported one. Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State and OSU each reported two violations.Illinois, Michigan State and OSU reported visits with prospective student-athletes that were made public through social media, in violation of NCAA policy.Don Gerard, the mayor of Champaign, Illinois, and a facilities manager at the university, tweeted about a men’s basketball recruit visit.Members of the OSU synchronized swimming team posted photos of a prospective student-athlete they were hosting on Facebook and Instagram that a coach also commented on.In addition, Purdue and OSU both hosted potential athletes on official visits before those students were registered either with the NCAA Eligibility Center or the university’s institutional request list. Email and social mediaIn the way of digital communication, OSU, Illinois and Wisconsin each reported one email correspondence in violation of NCAA policy.Minnesota also reported two incidents of coaches reaching out to prospective athletes on Facebook prior to the allowed date for communication to be made.Similarly, OSU reported a women’s golf coach accepting a Facebook friend request from a 2016 prospective student-athlete before the permissible date for such communication. MailOSU reported two impermissible mailings sent to prospective student-athletes while Minnesota reported one.An OSU men’s volleyball coach sent letters to two prospective athletes that promised them athletic-related financial aid before they were high school seniors and a field hockey coach “inadvertently” sent recruiting materials to a 2016 prospective student-athlete.Minnesota marketing sent impermissible recruiting material to a potential student-athlete. Phone callsThere were 11 total reported violations for impermissible phone calls, six of which were reported by OSU.The OSU Compliance Office determined there were multiple phone calls by football team staff members to prospective student-athletes and/or their parents. The report says they were the result of inadvertent “pocket dials.”OSU’s women’s soccer, wrestling, women’s lacrosse, field hockey and women’s volleyball teams all reported at least one occurrence of an impermissible phone call to a prospective student-athlete.Minnesota reported two events of impermissible phone calls to prospective student-athletes and Illinois reported one which was an accident.Michigan State reported two impermissible phone calls, one for an assistant women’s track and field coach who exceeded the number of permissible phone calls to a prospective student athlete.A Michigan State assistant coach also placed an impermissible call to a prospective student-athlete. Other ViolationsThe Minnesota Office of Student Finance did not have squad lists signed and on file prior to the first competition for women’s tennis, women’s golf and men’s golf.A Wisconsin assistant coach posted a link on an online wrestling forum to an article stating that a potential student-athlete made a verbal commitment to the university.A member of the OSU football coaching staff reportedly used smokeless tobacco product during a game, violating NCAA bylaws.Michigan State reported a violation after a news article involving a prospective student athlete were posted to Michigan State’s Pinterest page. EligibilityWisconsin reported two violations in relation to players’ eligibility while Illinois and OSU each reported one.Two incoming prospective OSU student-athletes, one in men’s soccer and the other in women’s volleyball, participated in voluntary workouts conducted by an OSU strength coach while not enrolled at the university.An Illinois football player competed in the first five games of the season while not eligible because he didn’t have the necessary percent of degree completed to meet requirements.A football player and a member of the men’s basketball team at Wisconsin each competed while enrolled in less than 12 credit hours. At Wisconsin, a member of the women’s swimming team practiced with the team more than 45 days after she did not have certification of amateur status. read more