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Cavaliers’ renovated locker room starts discussion as to what replaced LeBron James’ spot

first_imgReaction: Cedi Osman— shady™🤫 (@Coleworld1996) October 6, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error With LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to make some changes of its own around the team’s facility.According to tweets from Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the spot where James’ locker once was is now replaced by a towel rack.center_img The locker room was not the only change made in Cleveland. While the reaction started to pour in on Twitter, Vardon did follow up with the following comments.last_img

Swan Lake: the South African adaptation

first_imgAfter wowing South African audiences in 2010, Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake is enthralling the rest of the world. Combining traditional ballet with African dance, the performance has been described as fresh, upbeat, innovative, and diverse. It sensitively deals with issues such as homophobia and apartheid’s legacy. Dudu Masilo’s unique take on Swan Lake deals with social issues such as homophobia and apartheid’s legacy. (Dansens Hus, photos by John Hogg)• From page to canvas: Broken Monsters charity art show• Indigenous Games Festival promotes unity in South Africa • Gallery: South Africa’s rich and colourful heritage • Oppikoppi at 21: it’s always been about the music • Libraries: integral to democracies Compiled by Priya PitamberA troupe of South African ballet dancers has given a local twist to the Swan Lake story. It was commissioned by, and premièred at the National Arts Festival in South Africa in 2010. Now, the 13-strong dance company is touring the rest of the world, captivating audiences.Choreographed by Dada Masilo, the ballet combines classical movements with African dance. In Masilo’s take, Prince Siegfried doesn’t fall in love with Odette, who is under a sorcerer’s curse and transforms into a white swan at sunrise every day. He falls for a male black swan, Odile, an attraction that has fatal consequences.“Homophobia, forced marriages, the legacy of apartheid and the ravages of Aids are evoked with humour, sensitivity and lucid intelligence in a vigorous work of astounding beauty,” reads the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust website.Masilo studied at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (Parts) in Brussels from 2005 to 2006. She also trained at the Dance Factory in Johannesburg, and established her reputation as one of South Africa’s most renowned choreographers.Watch a snippet of the performance here:Masilo’s Swan Lake is currently touring the US, after touring the UK, to rave reviews.“Dada Masilo’s new version stands apart from so many others not only for the fresh and fast-paced style that comes with the addition of African dance, comic theatre and carnival, but for her wit and seriousness in handling the original ballet’s themes.” – Judith Mackrell, The Guardian“The ballet boasts incredible energy, attitude, innovation and diversity rarely seen in a typical ballet, all without sacrificing an engaging story and superb technique. One can’t help but offer a standing ovation to the bravery and ingenuity of a true artist and her incredible team.” – Olga El, Broadway World “Its politics are simple — against homophobia — and its manner is friendly, even near the start, when it makes fun of ballet conventions with broad narration about ‘surplus girls in the moonlight.’” – Brian Seibert, New York Times“Masilo’s brilliance lies in her ability to effortlessly weave the threads of so many themes — gender politics, art and artifice, the universality of the broken heart — into such strong and vibrant cloth.” – Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen(Images: Dansens Hus, photos by John Hogg)last_img read more

Butler County Donut Trail GeoTour (GT77)

first_img SharePrint RelatedButler County Donut Trail GeoTour (GT77)May 10, 2018In “GeoTours”Back to School with GeocachingSeptember 16, 2019In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 15): GeoToursJune 18, 2018In “Community” One more thing:All caches are available at any time of the day, but if you’re planning to stop for a donut at each stop you’ll have to do some research beforehand. Make sure you note the days and hours that each donut shop has their own business hours. For example, some of them are closed on Sundays and Mondays. We highly encourage you to attempt this GeoTour early in the day, since many donut shops sell out early! What better way to start your day than geocaching with fresh, warm donuts? Find out more about the Butler County Donut Trail GeoTour here.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:More Location: Butler County, OhioFavorite Points:215Best time of year to visitOhio is graced by all four seasons. Whether you like to enjoy the spring flowers, summer warmth, fall colors, or snowy winter scenes, the Butler County Donut Trail GeoTour will take you on a scenic drive through the entire county.center_img In addition to geocaching, why go?You read that right, we have donuts! And lots of them. But if you want to try out some other fun things in the foodie world, head over to Jungle Jim’s International Market. Here you’ll find over 180,000 different grocery items from around the world spread out over six and a half acres. Featured on The Travel Channel and NPR, it’s not to be missed.A foodie paradise awaits at Jungle Jim’s International MarketMust See (popular tourist attraction)Be sure to visit the world’s largest indoor train display in West Chester.Hidden Gem (something only locals know about)Get out and explore some of Ohio’s natural beauty at one of Butler County’s nature preserves. The Riverside Natural Area, a marshland known for its diversity of plants and wildlife, is a popular nature walk for locals and visitors alike. Deer, coyote, raccoons, bald eagles, and a wide variety of birds call this lagoon their home. While you’re there, meander over to GC3EFWA: Near the NATURAL dam!! and wave hello to the beavers at their residence on the Great Miami River.If biking is more your speed, check out the Great Miami River Trail. This 87-mile bikeway features bridges, panoramic river views, and access to quaint parks on the banks of the Great Miami River. Stop for a picnic at Joyce Park and stay for a recreational sports game at the park’s athletic fields, or ride north on the trail through the city of Hamilton. There are geocaches all along the trail, so you’re sure to never be too far from a cache!PrizesThose who complete the entire GeoTour will earn a delicious donut Geocoin! So tempting! A Donut Trail GeocoinWhat geocachers are sayingHad a great morning chasing donuts with our crew from Louisville. Found all caches in great shape, and all donuts tasting great. — SherpaRonNothing better than a road trip with friends and donuts. Thank you so much for making and maintaining this fun tour and all the smilies along the way. I have managed to buy enough donuts at each place to feed a small Army. It was just too hard to decide which one so I got them all. — tjheath62We completed both the Donut Trail and the GeoTour, and had so much fun doing so! It’s always nice to do a series where the caches are actually where they are supposed to be!!!!! All caches is great shape and nicely hidden. — wespen2010last_img read more

Short Squeeze? Why Facebook’s Stock Went Up Instead Of Down On Nov. 14

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#business#Facebook Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img taylor hatmaker Wednesday, a pool of about 800 million Facebook shares were set free as the next tier of restrictions on insider selling of the company’s stock expired – but even those disgruntled Winklevii didn’t cash out. While many observers expected the worst, and indeed plenty of short sellers bet on it, instead Facebook shares shot up 12.6%, closing on Wednesday at $22.36. (The stock slumped slightly on Thursday, closing at $22.17.)While those numbers still don’t approach the company’s IPO debut of $38 a share, it certainly was a perky development given Facebook stocks overall issues. So what gives?With so many traders betting against Facebook (often with good reason), it’s wholly possible that the company’s stock, like Yelp’s following its own lockup unlock back in August, was buoyed by a so-called “short squeeze.” Investors held their breath when Facebook opened on Wednesday, bracing for the great share purge of November 2012 as insiders were finally able cash out.When that didn’t happen, droves of short sellers – investors who have promised to sell stock for a certain price, betting that the stock price would fall and they’d be able to buy it for less – scrambled to buy the Facebook shares they needed to satisfy their obligations before the stock rose even more. That pushed the stock even further into the black.While November 14 wasn’t the first lockup to expire since the company went public back in May, it was the biggest – and the biggest cause for concern. Facebook’s IPO came with a complex tiered system of lockups, with the first ending on August 16, after 90 days of public trading. At the end of the first lockup, Facebook closed at $19.88 – just 47% of its IPO valuation.The next Facebook lockup expires on December 14, when an additional 149.43 million shares will be set loose in the wilds of public trading. But the real question remains: Will the Winklevii hold fast? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Stress: An Issue of Modifiable Lifestyle Factors

first_imgAuthor: Christian Maino Vieytes, B.S. Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignFor a long time, it has been common knowledge that stress kills. Scientific knowledge has come to the forefront while attempting to answer how stress mediates this effect. Indeed, there are now enormous research efforts examining the relationships and mechanisms by which psychological stress mediates decreased longevity. Population-based research has demonstrated that those that bare higher amounts of psychological stress also have a higher risk of death as compared to their more jovial counterparts1.What do we mean by stress? Stress is routinely dichotomized into two varieties: eustress and distress2. Eustress can be thought of as “good” kind stress and is the kind of stress that motivates you to engage, for instance, in the activities one enjoys pursuing. Distress, on the other hand, is the type of stress associated with feeling overwhelmed or fatigued. Namely among the variables impacted by high amounts of distress are physical activity, sleep, and diet/nutrition. By understanding how psychological distress influences this three-legged stool we get a better sense of how we can address them. Thankfully, there has been much research examining this matter.Lack of sleep stemming from significant stress can be problematic because it also affects the other two legs of the three-legged stool we have identified (diet and physical activity). Studies have demonstrated that a lack of sleep can cause an increase in the amount of calories we consume on a given day3. Negative mood stemming from psychological stress and lack of sleep may also be responsible for evening-time overeating patterns4. The way that decreased sleep may impact eating patterns is by its effect on our hunger hormones5. Lack of sleep may also contribute to a lack of engagement in physical activity, which then leads to poorer outcomes and a higher risk of stress and chronic illness6.Importantly, however, is that the other two legs of the stool (diet and physical activity) also exert effects on sleep quality. A 2017 study done on 5,062 women found that those women who exercised more tended to be protected from insomnia7. In a meta-analysis review of multiple studies looking at the effects of exercise on sleep, researchers found that regular exercise imparts benefit on and impacts total sleep time, sleep efficiency, sleep onset latency, and on sleep quality8.The question of how diet can affect sleep is also an interesting one that has gained attention. In a cohort study of 3,816 men that examined eating and sleeping patterns in men, researchers from Penn State and Harvard Universities found that those that overconsumed calories had low intakes of fruits and vegetables, and had the greatest intakes of sodium and trans-fat also tended to have the highest likelihood of experiencing insomnia9. Several studies have suggested that consuming a diet that is more Mediterranean in nature may be a way of combatting insomnia 10,11. Research focusing on specific dietary nutrients that may be associated with sleep quality and insomnia have narrowed in on the importance of getting adequate amounts of vitamin D12 (which we obtain primarily from the being outside and exposed to sunlight!).The 3-legged stool framework examined and explored here was only modestly addressed. The extent of the research on the effects of combatting stress through a comprehensive lifestyle and wellness regimen that focuses primarily on sleep, diet, and physical activity, is massive. Nevertheless, the following big-picture conclusion is substantiated by the research reported as well as novel and ongoing research: following a plan that focuses on consuming a diet that revolves primarily around whole-foods, limits the consumption of high-fat and processed foods, and incorporates a daily physical activity regimen is likely to, in some way, impart benefit to the psychological distress you face in your life13.References:Okely JA, Weiss A, Gale CR. The interaction between stress and positive affect in predicting mortality. J Psychosom Res. 2017;100:53-60. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.07.005Le Fevre M, Matheny J, Kolt GS. Eustress, distress, and interpretation in occupational stress. Journal of Managerial Psychology. 2003;18(7):726-744. doi:10.1108/02683940310502412McHill AW, Wright KP. Role of sleep and circadian disruption on energy expenditure and in metabolic predisposition to human obesity and metabolic disease. Obes Rev. 2017;18 Suppl 1:15-24. doi:10.1111/obr.12503Liu Y, Song Y, Koopmann J, Wang M, Chang C-HD, Shi J. Eating your feelings? Testing a model of employees’ work-related stressors, sleep quality, and unhealthy eating. J Appl Psychol. 2017;102(8):1237-1258. doi:10.1037/apl0000209Stern JH, Grant AS, Thomson CA, et al. Short sleep duration is associated with decreased serum leptin, increased energy intake and decreased diet quality in postmenopausal women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(5):E55-61. doi:10.1002/oby.20683Booth FW, Roberts CK, Laye MJ. Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases. Compr Physiol. 2012;2(2):1143-1211. doi:10.1002/cphy.c110025Spörndly-Nees S, Åsenlöf P, Lindberg E. High or increasing levels of physical activity protect women from future insomnia. Sleep Med. 2017;32:22-27. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2016.03.017Kredlow MA, Capozzoli MC, Hearon BA, Calkins AW, Otto MW. The effects of physical activity on sleep: a meta-analytic review. J Behav Med. 2015;38(3):427-449. doi:10.1007/s10865-015-9617-6Cheng FW, Li Y, Winkelman JW, Hu FB, Rimm EB, Gao X. Probable insomnia is associated with future total energy intake and diet quality in men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;104(2):462-469. doi:10.3945/ajcn.116.131060St-Onge M-P, Mikic A, Pietrolungo CE. Effects of Diet on Sleep Quality. Adv Nutr. 2016;7(5):938-949. doi:10.3945/an.116.012336Jaussent I, Dauvilliers Y, Ancelin M-L, et al. Insomnia symptoms in older adults: associated factors and gender differences. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011;19(1):88-97. doi:10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181e049b6Grandner MA, Jackson N, Gerstner JR, Knutson KL. Sleep symptoms associated with intake of specific dietary nutrients. J Sleep Res. 2014;23(1):22-34. doi:10.1111/jsr.12084Soltani H, Keim NL, Laugero KD. Diet Quality for Sodium and Vegetables Mediate Effects of Whole Food Diets on 8-Week Changes in Stress Load. Nutrients. 2018;10(11). doi:10.3390/nu10111606last_img read more

Ravena on Ateneo loss to FEU: ‘We weren’t ourselves’

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. FEU managed to limit Ateneo to a paltry 26-of-71 shooting while going 31-of-63.The Tamaraws outplayed the Blue Eagles in the third quarter as they went on a 20-6 run that saw them take a 58-44 lead and never looked back.“Of course, it’s sad that we lost,” said Ateneo’s Mike Nieto in Filipino. “That’s life, you just have to move on especially now we’re in a tough position. “I think we weren’t us who played in the game earlier and we weren’t in the moment. We didn’t enjoy the game a while back.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games FEU, though, had other plans in mind as the fourth-seeded Tamaraws derailed the Blue Eagles’ march to the finals, 80-67.READ: Tamaraws force deciding game, stun Blue EaglesFEATURED 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 weren’t ourselves and FEU played great,” said Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena.“It was a different FEU and we have to prepare for that and it’s going to be the same on Wednesday. They’re going to play with more intensity so we have to prepare.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo, the top-seeded team in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, displayed an unabashed confidence minutes before it faced Far Eastern University in the Final Four.The Blue Eagles were loose as they ran and jumped around in the back area of Smart Araneta Coliseum, and they needed just one win to advance to the Finals and face off against defending champion De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Standhardinger, Hong Kong foil Alab Pilipinas comeback LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Remove Chidambaram from Union cabinet: BJP leader M M Joshi

first_imgSenior BJP leader M. M. Joshi on Friday launched a sharp attack on home minister P. Chidambaram, demanding his removal from the Union cabinet.”When he was finance minister, there were scams such as the 2G spectrum allotment. When he became home minister, there was a goof-up in the terror list sent to Pakistan. Moreover, his election has been termed as fraudulent, though the Election Commission will decide on that issue,” Joshi said.Joshi also made an oblique reference to Chidambaram, when the latter was the finance minister, for pushing for hike in petrol prices that was not required. The veteran BJP leader, referring to the recent CAG report on the petroleum ministry, asked if the petrol hike was done to effect price rise that would have benefited a select few.”The government itself is promoting corruption… a person like him is not fit to be a minister. I strongly demand his resignation,” Joshi said The home minister has clearly lost the support he had in the saffron party for his tough stand against the Maoists. A few days ago party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar had demanded the home minister’s resignation following media reports on purported conversation between corporate lobbyist Nira Radia and jailed former telecom minister A. Raja about Chidambaram.The chorus against the lawyer-turned-politician went a notch higher when Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, in her first press conference in the Capital after thumping election result, demanded Chidambaram’s resignation for securing a Lok Sabha win through fraudulent means.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more


first_imgIt was finals day at the 2005 Asics Seniors NTL today and thankfully the sun was out. Any of the seniors are looking like the walking wounded, but they’re still out there running, stepping, diving over the line and the finals promised plenty of top class action. A big congratulations to the Crusaders Womens 30’s, who claimed their division and a history making title for the Crusaders! (Pictured here.) Here is a summary of each division’s play-offs, semi finals and grand finals: MENS 30’s: The Crusaders recorded an easy 9-4 win over the Cyclones in their play-off for 8th and 9th and will go through to the play off for 7th-8th against the Warriors. They then continued on to beat the Warriors 10-8 in a high scoring and exciting affair, claiming 7th position. The Southern Suns finished 5th after a 5-4 win over the Rustlers in a drop-off. In the semi finals the Scorpions and Mets played out an absolutely amazing all-Sydney affair. Down 6-3 the Scorpions looked lost, until a second half comeback saw them tie the scores at 6-6. Unfortunately for the Scorpions, the 9-8 final score saw them just short of the grand final berth. The Mets will face the South Queensland Sharks in the grand final, who ran all over their Queensland opponents, the Brisbane City Cobras 11-1. The grand final started with a bang, the Sharks scoring through Andrew Willet on their first set of six touches, before the Mets hit straight back on their first set to even the game at 1-1 after just one and a half minutes. It then became 2-1 as Mets’ Captain, Garry Sonda, dived past two Sharks’ defenders to score for his side. Just before half time Willet struck again for the Queenslanders to take it to 2-2, before the Mets struck back for a 3-2 half time lead. The Mets pulled away in the second half, winning 7-4 and winning their third title in a row. Grand Final: Sydney Mets (7) def South Queensland Sharks (4) Scorers: Mets (Sonda 2, Danswan, Farhat, Ryan, Burnard, McLeod) Sharks (Willet 2, Hope, Foster) Player of the Final: Garry Sonda (Mets) Player of the Series: Jason Yee (Mets) MENS 35′: The Warriors qualified for the play off for 7th, after a 7-2 win over the Rustlers in the 8th-9th play off and will now face the Suns. The grand final for the Mens 35’s will be between traditional rivals the Sydney Mets and the Sydney Scorpions, who both qualified for the grand final after comfortable semi final victories. The Scorpions beat the North Queensland Cyclones 8-4 and the Mets held off the Sharks 7-3. The Sydney Mets and Sydney Scorpions have contested the past three grand finals with 2002 and 2004 going to the Scorpions. The Mets won in 2003 and repeated that this year, when they defeated the Scorpions 6-5 in today’s final. The Scorpions were 6-3 down with just over five minutes to go, but fought back to bring the score to 6-5 and gave themselves a chance to win but were unable to cross the Mets’ line again for the game saving score. Grand Final: Sydney Mets (6) def Sydney Scorpions (5) Scorers: Mets (Latoa, Velo, Hatti, Moujalli, Negus, Ferro) Scorpions (Biskup 2, Duguid, Stergio, Mahony) Player of the Final: Paul Forbes (Mets) Player of the Series: Andrew Yiangou (Mets) MENS 40’s: The Rustlers qualified for the play off for 7th-8th after a 7-3 win over the Warriors. The semi finals in the Mens 40’s were both fairly comfortable, the Scorpions recording a 6-2 win over defending Champions the Northern Eagles and the Sharks running in a 10-4 win over the Southern Suns. The Sydney Scorpions, led by ex-NRL legend Cliff Lyons, the Sorpions grabbed an early lead, with the Sharks quick to respond. There was no more than two touchdowns separating the sides at any time and it was often scored on a one for one basis. The final score was 5-4, a win for the Scorpions to erase the memories of their runner up finish in 2004. Grand Final: Sydney Scorpions (5) def South Queensland Sharks (4) Scorers: Scorpions (Cheung 2, Collins, Gillard, Meuller) Sharks (Shaw 2, Womersley, Groth) Player of the Final: Jeff Cheung (Scorpions) Player of the Series: Wayne Moore (Sharks) MENS 45’s: The ACT Men made it through to the play off for 7th after beating the Sharks 4-3 in a drop off. In the semi finals of the Mens 45’s, the Sydney Mets and Scorpions fought their match right into a drop off, the Mets emerging eventual winners 5-4. They will face the Cobras, who scraped through to the grand final 3-2 over the Northern Eagles. With both semi finals being so close, it is obvious the Mens 45’s has been one of the toughest divisions at the 2005 NTL. The Brisbane Cobras have been the side to beat in the Mens 45’s all week. They only allowed seven touchdowns to be scored against them in the round matches. However, in the grand final they jumped to a quick lead against the Mets and held on for a 6-3 win. Grand Final: Brisbane City Cobras (6) def Sydney Mets (3) Scorers: Cobras (Young 4, Thoars, Baartz) Mets (Brennan 2, Snook) Player of the Final: Bill McLean (Cobras) Player of the Series: Gary Simmons (Scorpions) MENS 50’s: In the Mens 50’s the Southern Suns finished 7th and the Cyclones 8th after a 6-5 win in their play off. The Rustlers claimed 5th spot, leaving the Cobras in 6th spot after a close 3-2 win in their play off. The Mets will face the Hornets in the grand final, after the Hornets won 4-1 over the local Northern Eagles and the Mets had a close 7-5 win over the South Queensland Sharks. Grand Final: Hunter Western Hornets (4) def Sydney Mets (1) Scorers: Hornets (Wondergem, Flowers, Healey, Grant) Mets (Foxe) Player of the Final: Len Blakeney (Hornets) Player of the Series: Michael Gallagher (Hornets) WOMENS 30’s: In the Womens 30’s, the Suns and Mets qualified for the semi finals after beating the Cobras and Rustlers in the qualifying finals. The Crusaders qualified for the grand final after a 6-4 win over the Southern Suns and the Scorpions will be their opponents after a 3-1 win over the Mets. The Crusaders and Scorpions drew in the round matches and it will surely be a cracker of a grand final. After taking an early 2-0 lead, the Scorpions found themselves on the back foot, down 4-2 just after half time. With the scores at 5-3, the Scorpions gave everything to bring it back to 5-4 before the Crusaders survived the final onslaught to hold onto the title. A history making effort for the Crusaders! Grand Final: Crusaders (5) def Scorpions (4) Scorers: Crusaders (Lang, Field, Dracup, Briscoe, Savvoudis) Scorpions (Collins 2, Hornery, Steinhardt) Player of the Final: Tracey Frith (Crusaders) Player of the Series: Jody English (Scorpions) WOMENS 35’s: The Hornets and Southern Suns are through to the grand final after the Hornets ended the run of the Cyclones 7-2 and the Suns beat the Sharks 3-0. The Hunter Western Hornets made it two titles for the Hornets cheer squad, after winning the Mens 50’s they followed it up with a 3-1 victory over the Southern Suns. They scored inside the first two minutes and had control of the match from there on in. Grand Final: Hunter Western Hornets (3) def Southern Suns (1) Scorers: Hornets (Howard, Ross, Allard) Suns (Mounsey) Player of the Final: Debbie Potts (Hornets) Player of the Series: Debbie Potts (Hornets) WOMENS 40’s: In the play off for 5th the Hornets easily accounted for the Rustlers 8-0 and it will be a Scorpions v Cyclones grand final after the Scorpions had a 7-1 in over the Cobras, while the Cyclones won a close match 3-2 over the Northern Eagles. It was a disappointing end for the Eagles, 2004 runners up. First time grand finalists the Cyclones faced defending champions the Scorpions in the Womens 40’s grand final. Unfortunately for the Cyclones, they were not strong enough to match the defending champions, losing 4-1. The Cyclones evened the scores at 1-1 mid way through the first half but were unable to match them in the second half. Grand Final: Sydney Scorpions (4) def North Queensland Cyclones (1) Scorers: Scorpions (Forlonge 2, Patterson, Rose) Cyclones (Wilcox) Player of the Final: Carol Forlonge (Sydney Scorpions) Player of the Series: Michelle Smidt (Sydney Scorpions) By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more