Daily life and death on the U.S.-Mexico border

first_imgIeva Jusionyte has always been drawn to border tensions. As a graduate student, she went right to the heart of the drug and human smuggling nexus of Puerto Iguazú, a town at the tri-border area of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, to research how the media reported on crime. While there, she developed a deep interest in the experiences of firefighters and rescue workers, and later, in the U.S., trained to become a certified emergency medical technician (EMT), paramedic, and wildland firefighter.Most recently, Jusionyte embedded herself at the U.S.-Mexico border for a year, using her technical skills to help first responders on both sides of the divide. She reasoned that firefighters and EMTs would face many of the human consequences of national security policy on a daily basis.In Nogales, Ariz., she volunteered as an EMT with the suburban fire department, responding to 911 calls — whether for a wildfire or for a critically ill or wounded person. Across the border in Nogales, Mexico, she delivered first aid to injured migrants and deportees on a bench in a soup kitchen, which also served as a humanitarian and legal center.The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCIF) spoke with Jusionyte, an assistant professor of anthropology and of social studies at Harvard, about her work and forthcoming book, “Threshold: Emergency and Rescue on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” which brings together the experiences of the first responders and residents of the local border communities, to take stock of the real-life impact of U.S. national security measures.Ieva Jusionyte with two Mexican firefighters during the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe celebrations in Nogales, Mexico, on Dec. 12, 2015.Q&AIeva JusionyteWCIF: Do Mexican and U.S. emergency responders on both sides of the border work together?IEVA JUSIONYTE: At the border, everyday life unfolds on a binational scale. Mexican and American first responders go back and forth regularly and rely on each other to do their jobs. When it comes to saving lives, it is as if the border did not exist for them. Sometimes emergency workers on both sides were family members. For them it is one community split in half by the border wall, which is an inconvenience but does not cut the strong ties that hold the community together. As you go further north, the sentiment toward Mexico is more negative. The fire departments, which are predominantly white, don’t work with Mexican first responders.WCIF: What kinds of emergencies require joint efforts?JUSIONYTE: Some migrants decide against climbing over the wall and try to cross under it instead, through the drainage tunnels that go under the U.S.-Mexico border. Mexico is uphill, upwind, and upstream from Arizona. Because of how Nogales was haphazardly built, when it starts to rain in Mexico, some streets turn into rivers, and the water overflows the drainage tunnel. There are a lot of situations when people get carried away in these washes, or arroyos, that flood the tunnels. The powerful current sweeps them away from Mexico and carries them to the United States. So emergency responders do binational rescue operations to find people; they begin searching on the Mexican side and continue into the U.S. Sometimes they save a life, but more often they only recover a body further downstream.In addition to rescues from the wash, emergency responders go out in the desert to find people who are lost and who don’t even know which side of the border they are on when they call 911.WCIF: After working for a year in this region, you conclude in your forthcoming book that the border wall is being used as a weapon. Can you explain this?JUSIONYTE: The focus of my work is actually how the terrain is being weaponized to enforce U.S. immigration policiesIn 1994, the U.S. Border Patrol created a strategic plan based on the concept of “prevention through deterrence.” The idea was to make the transit corridors in major urban areas, like Nogales, Tijuana-San Diego, or Ciudad Juárez-El Paso, extremely difficult to cross. They militarized the towns by increasing the length and the height of the fence, building surveillance and lighting systems, and really concentrating all the border enforcement there so that the only option would be for migrants to go through remote desert terrain in Arizona or California, or cross the Rio Grande in Texas, which is very dangerous. It’s written in the plan that violence and injuries would increase, and that would deter people from coming.,WCIF: So the desert became part of the deterrence strategy as well?JUSIONYTE: The farther away you go from the urban areas, there is nothing but desert with mountains and steep ravines. The international boundary there is marked by a four-strand barbed-wire fence and Normandy barriers, which are crisscrossed beams that stop vehicles, yet people can cross there very easily. But it is so far away from settled areas that the natural environment will kill you if you are unprepared. It’s impossible to carry enough water for that kind of journey. Unable to call for help, migrants are also often assaulted; women are frequently raped. Many people do make it across, however, and that’s why they keep coming.WCIF: What are the most common types of injuries you saw?I’ve met migrants in the desert who got lost and were trying to find the Border Patrol because they wanted to live. When the smugglers take them across they are told it’s a few hours to Phoenix, when it actually takes three to five days just to reach Tucson. They don’t have maps and there’s no cellphone signal. The people whom I’ve met were very, very dehydrated. Such dehydration can lead to heat stroke, or hyperthermia. More often it results in kidney failure. People who walk in the desert usually have blisters that make it difficult to carry on with the journey. In winter, with temperatures at night falling to below freezing, dehydration makes migrants susceptible to hypothermia. There are snake bites, too, but those are rare. In the desert, most people die due to exposure to extreme heat. But sometimes it is hard to tell; by the time they are finally found, they are reduced to skeletal remains.WCIF: How do people breach the wall in the urban areas?JUSIONYTE: Most people pay for a trip “up the ladder” on the Mexican side. Then they need to slide down on the other side and it’s quite high, 20-plus feet.YouTube is full of videos of drug smugglers with backpacks who slide down very efficiently. But some people climb up and then see that it’s too far to the ground and become afraid to slide. There have been cases where — because the migrants have already paid for the service, or it will be paid by the family members only if the person ends up on the U.S. side of the border — they are forcibly pushed down. If they were pushed, they usually have leg or ankle fractures, and because of the height of the fall, injuries to the spine are also likely. I interviewed a trauma surgeon who has treated many injured migrants. There were some who landed on their heads and died instantly.,WCIF: How has the back-and-forth movement of Mexican migrants changed in the past two decades?JUSIONYTE: It became more difficult to cross in the mid-1990s, and even more so after 9/11. In 2006, the Secure Fence Act mandated the building of essentially what we have now, 700 miles of border fence, which includes both pedestrian and vehicle barriers.Prior to this time, many migrants would come to the U.S. to work temporarily just for one agricultural season or perhaps a couple of years in the construction or service industry and then take their earnings back to their hometowns. When they needed more money, perhaps to pay medical bills or to send a child to school, they would return, knowing that U.S. employers were eagerly waiting for cheap migrant labor. It was cyclical migration. But many of those people are now stuck here, on the U.S. side, and not going back because they fear that with security buildup they would never be able to return to the U.S. for another labor season. They stay here, send money back, and, when they can, save enough to pay a “coyote” to bring their spouse or their children to live with them here. I’ve seen many women crossing the border, sometimes with small children, when it used to be primarily young men coming for work.WCIF: Besides work, what are the other reasons for wanting to cross into the U.S.?JUSIONYTE: In the last few years, we’ve seen many people from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras fleeing violence and crime. Some of them are asking for asylum, which means that instead of crossing the border illegally, they present themselves to the Border Patrol and wait for their cases to be heard at the court.WCIF: Has the border strategy been successful, in terms of in deterring Mexican migrants?JUSIONYTE: Recent data show that there are now more Mexicans leaving the U.S. than coming here. But I’ve always been skeptical about statistics since they are notoriously ineffective at estimating activities, such as unauthorized migration, which depend on avoiding being seen and known by the state.WCIF: Would you advocate taking the border away? What would happen?JUSIONYTE: You don’t need a wall or a fence on the border. People have no urge to leave their homeland, to risk their lives in order to live on the margins of society in a foreign country. If given a choice many would prefer to stay in their community. If they could get a temporary work permit, it would enable them to go for a short time and then return home, as long as movement is possible, much like between the countries in the European Union and the U.S. and Canada.This has been edited for length. To read the full story, visit the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs website.last_img read more

Black Cats secure safety

first_imgGus Poyet got his miracle as Sunderland ensured their continued presence in the Barclays Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Brom. However, having dealt in unexpected twists for much of the season, the head coach was not prepared to leave anything to chance and sent his players out under orders to seal their own fate. They could hardly have responded to Poyet’s pleas any more emphatically as they took the game by the scruff of the neck and raced into a potentially decisive lead with barely half an hour gone. Colback needed just 13 minutes to set the ball rolling, turning up on cue to stab Marcos Alonso’s low cross past Ben Foster after Sebastian Larsson had slipped away from Claudio Yacob in midfield and picked out the full-back wide on the left. Confidence coursed through red and white veins as Sunderland, once again led admirably by midfield enforcer Lee Cattermole, dominated. A surging break out of defence and slide-rule pass from the former Middlesbrough and Wigan man allowed Adam Johnson to deliver a dangerous 23rd-minute cross which Steven Reid had to hack away. But as Reid and fellow full-back found themselves repeatedly under pressure, the Black Cats were relentless and extended their lead with 31 minutes gone. Larsson was once again the instigator with a delicate lofted pass to pick out Borini, who volleyed first-time past the advancing Foster to make it 2-0. The Baggies offered little as an attacking force in return, and it was not until injury time the home goalkeeper Vito Mannone was called upon to make a meaningful save when he pushed away Saido Berahino’s drive. West Brom boss Pepe Mel attempted to shore up his team at the break, replacing Reid with Craig Dawson and Yacob with Youssouf Mulumbu, and they immediately had a more compact and coherent look to them. They came close to dragging themselves back into the game when striker Victor Anichebe only just failed to connect with Dawson’s driven cross as he slid in. Poyet replaced Johnson and lone striker Connor Wickham with Liam Bridcutt and Jozy Altidore with 61 minutes as he looked to consolidate, but with the visitors pressing, it was Black Cats old boy Stephane Sessegnon who dragged a shot wide two minutes later. Altidore somehow missed the target when it seemed easier to convert Colback’s 65th-minute cross and full-back Santiago Vergini smashed a shot across the face of goal four minutes later, but the points – and safety – were already secure. Press Association Just weeks after admitting they needed divine intervention when they slipped seven points off the survival pace, the 46-year-old Uruguayan saw his team secure a fourth successive top-flight win for the first time since December 2000 to end their fears. The win means 18th-placed Norwich have only a purely mathematical chance of avoiding relegation as the season draws to a close on Sunday. Jack Colback’s third goal of the season got the home side off to the perfect start when he turned Marcos Alonso’s near-post cross past goalkeeper Ben Foster. But Sunderland were cruising 18 minutes later when Fabio Borini volleyed home his ninth of the campaign to give the home side breathing space. Neither goalscorer may remain at the Stadium of Light next season with Colback out of contract and being linked with derby rivals Newcastle, and Borini wanted back at Liverpool after a hugely successful loan spell. But if their goals prove to be their last meaningful contributions – Poyet has hinted talks with Colback could yet be reopened – they could not have been any more timely. The Stadium of Light was rocking as the bulk of a crowd of 45,181 celebrated the great escape as if it were the trophy the club came so close to securing in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley in March. Sunderland could even afford a glaring miss from substitute Jozy Altidore, who steered a 65th-minute shot wide with the goal at his mercy as a chance to kill off a resurgent West Brom came and went. But for all the visitors made a game of it in the second half after a tepid first 45 minutes, they rarely looked like denying their hosts three more points to go with the 10 they had garnered from their last four games against Manchester City, Chelsea, Cardiff and Manchester United. Poyet’s men had manoeuvred themselves into a position of strength, albeit a precarious one, by virtue of an unlikely sequence of results, and they ran out knowing a point would be enough to leave the Canaries needing to beat Arsenal handsomely on Sunday and hope the Black Cats lost heavily at home to Swansea to eradicate a goal difference deficit of 13. last_img read more

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan enters the franchise’s record book

first_imgLOS ANGELES — DeAndre Jordan walked onto the Staples Center court, won the opening tip and entered the Clippers’ record book Wednesday. He tied Randy Smith for the most games played in team history with 715, returning to the lineup after a five-game absence because of a sprained left ankle.If he suffers no setbacks after sitting out for the first time in his 10-season career because of an injury, Jordan will break the record Friday when the Clippers play against the Grizzlies in Memphis. Smith played with the Clippers for nine seasons over two stints, in Buffalo and San Diego.Jordan was a surprise addition to the injury-depleted lineup, after the team listed him as doubtful to play Wednesday against the Boston Celtics. He was injured during the Clippers’ Jan. 11 victory over the Kings in Sacramento.Clippers coach Doc Rivers said there would be a restriction on how many minutes Jordan would play against the Celtics, but wouldn’t say how limited the 6-foot-11 center would be except to say, “It’s a decent amount, so he’ll be fine.” Gallinari participated in the morning shootaround.“Like I’ve said all year, this group is used to playing without guys,” Rivers said of the Clippers, who also were without guards Jawun Evans (lower abdominal injury) and Austin Rivers (right ankle impingement). “It’s not like they flinch. They just keep playing.”There is no timetable for Evans or Rivers to return to the Clippers’ lineup.WILLIAMS SNUBBEDDoc Rivers wasn’t surprised Lou Williams wasn’t named by his fellow Western Conference coaches as a reserve Tuesday for the Feb. 18 All-Star Game at Staples Center. Rivers did say he believed Williams deserved to be one of the seven backups named to the team, though.“I really thought numbers-wise it was a no-brainer,” he said. “He should have been on it.”Williams went into Wednesday averaging a team-leading 23.3 points, plus 5.1 assists in 45 games, including 14 starts. He was on pace to become only the second player in NBA history to average a career high in scoring in his 13th season or later, after Chauncey Billups (19.5 points in his 13th season).Williams appears to be a mortal lock for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.“He’s an All-Star in the way he played,” Doc Rivers said before renewing his call for All-Star rosters to be expanded to 15 players. “Clearly, he’s one of the better defensive players in the league,” Rivers said of Jordan. “He affects our offense more than people think, as well, because of his rolling, his ability to get behind the defense. You miss D.J. when he’s not on the floor, there’s no doubt.“We won a couple of games without him, but it’s hard.”The Clippers were 3-2 without Jordan and were 23-23 overall going into Wednesday.LINEUP SHUFFLEJordan’s return bumped Willie Reed to the bench after he filled in as the starting center for five games. It also increased the Clippers’ number of healthy opening-night starters to three, with guard Patrick Beverley and forward Danilo Gallinari still sidelined by injuries.Beverley is out for the rest of the season after undergoing right knee surgery Nov. 22. Gallinari is expected back sooner rather than later after a left gluteus maximus injury has limited him to only 11 games this season. He said he’s “feeling better” but unsure when he’ll play again.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Council gritters to be deployed as freezing temperatures hit

first_imgDonegal County Council gritters are to be deployed on all major road routes in Donegal from 8pm this Friday night.Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing tonight as forecasters warn of frost during the cold and dry conditions. Lows of -1C are forecast, and there is a risk of mist and frost developing in areas of the north west.Donegal County Council has advised motorists that the following routes will be gritted from 8pm: 06: Inishowen West04: Inishowen South01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central03: National Primary South07: Milford South08: Milford North09: Cill Ulta East10: Cill Ulta West11: Na Rosa12: Binswilly13: Stranorlar North14: Stranorlar East15: Stranorlar West16: Donegal West17: Donegal North18: Donegal South19: Donegal National Secondary05: Inishowen EastBT: Buncrana Town Council Priority 1LT: Letterkenny Town Priority 1Check Donegal County Council’s interactive map for gritting routesMotorists are reminded to assume that no road is ice free.Council gritters to be deployed as freezing temperatures hit was last modified: October 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BBC To Delete 172 Websites Due to Budget Cuts, Geek Saves Them for $3.99

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters The BBC announced last month that it would be slashing much of its online programming due to severe budget cuts. As part of the cutbacks, it planned to axe jobs and websites. Some 172 of those websites are scheduled to not just go dormant but to actually be deleted within the coming year.But one good online citizen – an anonymous one at that – has taken the time to spider and archive the endangered content and provide the material in a BitTorrent file (available here).It’s an act, s/he says, that points to the continuing decline of online storage. “The purpose of this project is to show how the entire 172 public facing websites that are earmarked for deletion have been copied, archived, distributed and republished online – independently – for the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee (around $3.99).” In other words, the cost-savings from the BBC’s gutting of its online presence: minimal.The act also has a political side. “The purpose of this project is to expose the ‘cost savings’ of this proposed exercise as nothing more than a charade to appease the detractors to a strong BBC and to curry favour with the current government. BBC’s current senior management has demonstrated a lack of leadership and a lack of courage in pushing back on these demands.”Political or not, the archivists of the Internet are thankful. Perhaps the accountants at the BBC should be too. Tags:#news#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

How to Fail Your Way to Success

first_imgRelated Posts Owen O’Brien Tags:#business model#Business plans#Entrepreneurs#entrepreneurship#fail to succeed#failure#Fear of Failure#success How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … “Failure is success in progress” ― Albert EinsteinEntrepreneurs are enthusiastic and serial failers.Entrepreneurs seem to be constantly looking for solutions and alternative ways  of doing everything. And crucially, they don’t give a damn about failure, because they know that failure is, in fact, discovery. Some have declared, “The only way I will know if something works is by doing it and that means doing what seems impossible or unlikely.”Entrepreneurs are comfortable with failure, almost enjoying it.This is because every experience, positive or negative tells you something. If you are working in a specific area of expertise, which you are likely to be, tech, law, medicine, marketing, for example, your experiences of doing will become a rich mixture of interconnected successes and failures.The very act of doing will develop, over time, a focussed and overall understanding of your area which will be unrivalled by those simply thinking about it, or, dare I say it, studying it.The learning gleaned from action is called tacit knowledge.As Michael Polanyi (1967: 4) wrote in The Tacit Dimension, we should start from the fact that “we can know more than we can tell.”For that reason, I am skeptical about business plans.These plans are mostly not worth the paper they are written on. On the one hand a business plan seems to be leading people down a deceptive path of fantasy and disaster. Yet, on the other hand, business plans can be very dangerous, stopping people from doing anything at all.The business plan is a blueprint for the financials and can give basic indications of whether what you are thinking of is even worth doing at all. The problem is that these business plans often stop you from employing the basic trial and error methodology adopted by most the most successful entrepreneurs and stable businesses. The tradition business plan rarely reflects reality, particularly in a start-up situations.We don’t always do what we say we will, in fact, we often don’t do that at all. We reach for convenient existing theories of business to explain things and business plans are usually formulaic and poor imaginings for the needed action: go talk to the customer stupid. Get a mentor; learn more about your subject.There is a tendency to direct start-ups in developed countries into incubation centers.These centers are usually run by state enterprises whom, with the best of intentions, actually cosset the fledgling enterprise from the realities of the commercial world, and in doing so, prevent the very essential learning that is so necessary to develop a real sustainable and gritty business model.There is a toughness and street-wise element to successful enterprise. These successes will not be created in comfortable shiny offices with too many people sitting around chatting in the cafeteria, at the water cooler or even in meetings, wondering where the customers are.Enterprisers with the experience of — learning by doing — will often say that your mistakes cost you money, and that ensures you don’t make them twice. Richard Branson advises you to “pick yourself up, brush yourself off, don’t let your ego get the better of you.” In other words: get over it — and quickly.Go ahead, feel bad for failing. You should feel lousy, and that bad feeling is good for your business. Studies now show that you will be less likely to repeat the same error twice.In a recent study, Dr Selin Malkoc from Ohio State University said, “All the advice tells you not to dwell on your mistakes, to not feel bad. But we found the opposite.”“When faced with a failure, it is better to focus on one’s emotions – when people concentrate on how bad they feel and how they don’t want to experience these feelings again, they are more likely to try harder the next time.”Failure has been acknowledged by successful people from Steve Jobs to Bill Gates for helping them achieve their final success.Irish playwright Samuel Beckett is quoted as saying, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again.”It is probably worth seeing yourself as an “experimenter” in the business world. Consider that the enterprises you undertake or take on as a business are often experiments to see if your ideas are correct when faced with reality. In some ways the pioneers of electric cars and autonomous vehicles are yet to see whether their enormous experiments will work when the market decides.In business, failure is the customer telling you to go back to the shed and iterate one more time.Vitally, the secret is surviving the various events that make up success. Therefore it is important to minimize the downside. If you are going to get it wrong, make sure that you won’t fall too far and that you can pick yourself up and get on with it, one more time. Don’t over-commit to a line of action that will destroy your future financial freedom to change, or iterate again on your idea. Refrain from committing yourself personally to long lease contracts, for instance.James Dyson is definitely the king of failure – 5,126 of them to be exact. That is the number of prototypes he developed over the course of 10 to 15 years before releasing his iconic bag-less vacuum in 1993. The upright domestic model, DC01, used the patented “Dual Cyclone” technology. Dyson says his willingness to fail is the reason for his success.Dyson said, “The failure is the starting point, because when something fails, you understand why it fails. Then you start to think of ideas as to the ways you can overcome that failure. The moral of the tale is keep on failing – It works.”So go on then and fail away all you like. Keep in mind that your failures are only lessons, after all, and crucially, it is the only way you are ever going to find out. After many failures, when you finally find out you’ve got it right, you will have failed your way to success. Owen is an entrepreneur, teacher, songwriter, and general ideas man and has run several businesses over the past 30 years. Working as a barman, and then a sales representative, he decided to go out on his own when he found that he has no difficulty selling and making deals for other companies. What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

Shai Hope and John Campbell of West Indies in highest ever opening stand in ODIs

first_imgJohn Campbell and Shai Hope broke the record for the highest opening partnership in the history of the One Day Internationals.Campbell and Hope shared a 365-run opening stand from 284 balls to beat Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq’s 304-run stand against Zimbabwe in 2018, and claim the record.Campbell and Hope also became the only opening pair to score 150 runs each in the same innings of an ODI.John Campbell 179 runs from 137 balls, including 15 fours and 6 sixes, at a strike rate of 130.66.Shai Hope, on the other hand, scored 170 runs from 152 balls as he smashed 22 fours and 2 sixes and that too at a strike rate of 111.84.v306* run partnership!WI created history.The highest opening ODI partnership in the history of the game!! #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/Ziw12YhbMjWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) May 5, 2019The record-breaking partnership was broken by Barry McCarthy on the second ball of the 48th over.The right-arm pacer bowled a length delivery outside off, as Campbell tried to hit another one out of the park. He ended up miss-timing the ball as the ball went up in the air as William Porterfield charged in from sweeper cover to take the catch.Hope fell in the same over, as McCarthy bowled a short of a length delivery and again outside off. Hope unfortunately hit it straight into the hands of Lorcan Tucker at mid-wicket.The 365-run partnership between Campbell and Hope is not the highest partnership ever, as that record belongs to Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels of West Indies again, who had put up a 372-run stand for the second wicket against Zimbabwe back in February 2015.advertisementThird on the list is a 331-run stand between India’s Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar against New Zealand in 1999, with a 318-run stand between Dravid and Sourav Ganguly (vs Sri Lanka in 1999) in fourth.John Campbell, who smashed his maiden ODI century, said that he was happy for himself and Shai Hope for batting the way they did.”Very proud, first international century, it was a good pitch to bat on. I am very happy for both myself and Shai, think we set-up the innings very well, after a slow start, it became a better batting track,” Campbell said after the innings break, as West Indies posted 381/3 from their quota of 20 overs.Shai Hope echoed the sentiment, saying that they enjoyed batting together. “He did a bit more than me, we both enjoyed batting together,” Hope said after the West Indies innings.When Hope was asked about the becoming the fastest West Indian to reach 1000 run in one-day cricket, he said that he had no idea.Also Read | Won’t feel too bad if I’m left out: Jofra Archer on his World Cup 2019 dreamslast_img read more

2016 Harvey Norman NYC Referee Coaches Roles and Responsibilities

first_imgThe purpose of this document is to outline the individual and collective roles and responsibilities of the Referee Coaches for the 2016 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships (NYC), to be held at Sunshine Coast Stadium, Caloundra, QLD, from Wednesday, 14 September – Saturday, 17 September 2016. Combined with this event we will also be hosting the Alliance Cup and the first Harvey Norman Schools Cup. TFA has updated the volunteer structures both at National and State levels, and in most cases have implemented the required structures. We will be seeking referee nominations for the event to drive the number of referee coaches and development referee coaches to service the predominately Youth focused and/or development Referees who will be officiating, as well as providing an opportunity for selection related to the 2017 Youth Trans Tasman, as such Australian Referee Squad Coach, Ian Matthew and Emerging Referee Squad Coach, David Field will be in attendance for the duration of the event. While NTL Referee Coordinator, Chris Dolahenty has expressed interest in also leading the NYC event.For more information, please click on the attachment below. Related Files160609_2016_nyc_referee_coach_roles_and_responsibilities-pdfRelated LinksRef Coach Roles & Responsibilitieslast_img read more

a month agoAnderlecht assistant manager Davies defends Kompany over sack talk

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Anderlecht assistant manager Davies defends Kompany over sack talkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAnderlecht assistant manager Simon Davies has defended the work of player-boss Vincent Kompany.There’s talk the former Manchester City pair could be sacked if they lose in the Cup tonight against Beerschot.Davies said, “Vinnie works very hard for the club to bring us back to where Anderlecht should be. “We will reverse this and get results quickly.”The injuries, the many young players and the new system cost us a lot of time. It is a process that requires a lot of time and effort. Together with my staff we continue to focus on the process. But talking about it is easy, of course, we have to show it on the field.” last_img read more

a month agoKlopp admits Liverpool unlikely to break Man City record

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Klopp admits Liverpool unlikely to break Man City recordby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp thinks it is unlikely Liverpool will break Manchester City’s record for most consecutive Premier League wins.The Reds made 16 with the win over Sheffield United on Saturday, two shy of City’s record of 18.Asked about the possibility of winning 18 straight games, he said: “(There are) interesting games coming up. It doesn’t sound too likely. But we will try and first and foremost Salzburg and then Leicester.”Then it is the international break and hopefully everybody comes back healthy. That is most important.Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will play against each other in Singapore, very interesting game obviously, it’s not qualification for anything. So hopefully everyone comes back healthy and then we try to prepare for Man United.”He added: “I try to understand how other people think about things but from the way I think about things I’m not interested in the number to be honest. It’s just a number.”So, you only can create a streak like this if you’re always in the next job. The next job is Salzburg which is a different competition and then Leicester City and that will be difficult.” last_img read more