Some proponents of a new “third force” seem to be hinting this will deliver a mediated love fest into Guyanese politics. I, on the other hand, have always been wary of the implicitly liberal premise that lions and lambs can sit around a table and, through rational discussion, arrive at consensuses on which they can all act and live happily ever after. Maybe lions and lions, but never lions and lambs. Politics is always about lambs struggling to become lions, and the lions fending them off: in liberal polities, the opposition are the lambs with the party in power being the lions.This proclivity to struggle is ineradicable because humans, pace the liberal view, do not only act out of cold, rational calculus. There is always the messy business of predispositions — feelings and emotions that coalesce in group solidarities, exclusions and antagonisms. All societies are therefore “plural” to a lesser or greater degree. In our plural society, where our divisions are not just around economic class issues, but include ethnicity and religion — going to the very heart of ascriptive identities — the emotional effects are with us in spades because of incommensurable values. Consequently, the always latent tendency for our political struggles – and all the other struggles are ultimately over questions of power, and so are political – is to get out of hand.This view of politics, which places conflict at the centre, goes beyond the old, familiar school of “conflict theorists” such as the Marxists. The latter, for instance, propose that while class conflict is immanent in the present capitalist conjuncture, once the working class assumes power, the conflict will disappear. Utopia would have arrived. I believe this to be a fairy tale. As I wrote over thirty years ago, humans will find one or other reason to divide themselves and deal with the “other” aggressively.There is now a school of thought that accepts this tendency of humans to cleave into groups that manifest hostility towards each other: agonism. But rather than treating each other as enemies to be obliterated, the “other” is considered as adversaries with positions we cannot agree on, but yet respect. Rather that pretending, as liberalism does, that we can always rationally discuss away the immanent hostility between deeply divided groups, agonistic politics aims to challenge and channel it in non-destructive, institutionalised ways. If this is not done, then violence will erupt periodically, or large sections of some subaltern groups would have to be locked away, as in the US. The goal is not to find consensus at any cost, but to manage dissensus.Each polity has its unique blend of incommensurable pluralism generating its own volatile melange of conflicts, and consequently there is no one silver bullet to confront them all. However, we can observe the trends in polities that have exposed the hollowness of both Marxist and liberal utopian thinking to deal with deep pluralism. Britain has devolved. India continues to do so. Sudan fissioned, as had Czechoslovakia earlier; not to mention Bosnia a tad more violently. Other conflict-ridden countries, such as Kenya, have furthered processes of extensive, deep, institutionalised devolution of power through federalism, which should facilitate agonistic politics at the grassroots level, and hopefully spare build-up of hostilities that can tear the country apart. We should extend this into our villages.Thus, far from proposing love fests, I am suggesting the ever present simmering hostility ought not to be fanned, but given expression institutionally. Worse, it ought not to be moralised as a struggle between “good” and “evil”. This reinforces the feeling that the “other” is the “enemy” to be eliminated. No one gains when there are explosions. More pertinently, for peaceful political change, open hostilities scare away key constituencies that can secure an opposition victory. I am further saying that the present political arrangements would ensure that whichever side wins the election, unless a system is introduced that equitably distributes power among the various groups, we are ensuring that the inevitable resentment in the “remainders” will erupt sooner or later.A distributed system, best exemplified by Federalism, also encourages some of the more mature present lions not to fight to the death. There will be “something” for everybody, without the need for the beneficence of future lions.
Two talented teens from Donegal were spotted among the celebrities and film stars at Cannes Film Festival on a once-in-a-lifetime style tour.Lara Jane Doherty from Buncrana and Bríd McSharry from Ballyshannon were among the lucky Junk Kouture winners who jetted off to Cannes to give their outfits some real red carpet exposure.Bríd McSharry wearing ‘Wave Away Waste’ at Cannes Film Festival. Pic Brian McEvoyLara Jane Doherty with her teacher Ms Rois Deenery from Scoil Mhuire Buncrana at the Cannes Film Festival on the Cote d’Azur. Pic Brian McEvoyThe winning Junk Kouture models and designers showcased their outfits in front of the world paparazzi on the same carpet graced by Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez and many more of the world’s biggest stars. Lara Jane, Bríd and the other regional winners had created their designs from junk and recycled materials to impress on the national stage at the 3arena last month. As part of their prize, they won a trip to France and, much to the students’ delight, a helicopter ride to stunning Monte Carlo, renowned as the playground for the rich and privileged.Winners of this year’s Junk Kouture Competition at the Cannes Film Festival on the Cote d’AzurReigning Miss Ireland Aoife O’Sullivan joined the tour and took to the iconic La Croisette in Cannes in an incredible Junk Kouture design by Bríd McSharry from Colaiste Colmcille in Ballyshannon.Bríd’s ‘Wave Away Waste’ dress and headpiece were all created from plastic bags. Inspired by the beaches near her hometown, Bríd recycled plastic bags to highlight the damage that plastic is causing to our coastlines, especially along the Wild Atlantic Way.Miss Ireland Aoife O’Sullivan at Cannes Film Festival in an incredible Junk Kouture design by Bríd McSharry from Colaiste Colmcille in Ballyshannon. Pic Brian McEvoySpeaking from Cannes, Aoife O’Sullivan said: “The outfit carries such an important message about how our country and planet are being affected by waste. I am absolutely delighted to wear such a beautiful outfit by a talented young designer. We could all learn a lot from how these students used their creativity to turn everyday junk into such stunning creations.” Lara Jane Doherty from Scoil Mhuire Buncrana turned heads in her ‘Wicked Westwood’ creation. The gothic look was made using lining from footballs, old blinds, synthetic hair, loom bands with chains from swings. Lara Jane was the North Regional Winner of Junk Kouture 2019.Donegal students turn heads at Cannes Film Festival was last modified: May 24th, 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) Tags:CannesJunk Kouture read more
28 November 2005South Africa has a new category of public servant. Community development workers will help the government with service delivery by improving communication and helping local people to access services to which they are entitled.Community development workers – a concept introduced by President Thabo Mbeki in 2003 – are multi-skilled public servants deployed in communities to help people access government services and poverty alleviation programmes.They work as community facilitators, focusing on finding solutions to identified needs and blockages by interacting with national, provincial and local government structures.The first intake of 1 300 community development workers has just completed its one-year training programme – combining class-based and in-service training – at institutions such as the University of the Western Cape. A further 900 community development workers were recruited in November.Speaking at launch of the community development workers programme in Winterveldt in the Western Cape last week, Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi urged the workers to help ensure that government was “based on the will of the people”.“You must live with the people, walk with them and talk their language,” Fraser-Moleketi said.As part of their work, community development workers will interact with ward committees, councillors and local municipalities, among others.“We assure you that all spheres of government will provide support for you”, Fraser-Moleketi said.Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, also speaking at the launch, encouraged community development workers to learn about the challenges South Africa faced in social welfare, infrastructure, education and health provision.Describing community development workers as “our future managers in the public service,” she urged councillors to partner with them in the development of the country.One community development worker, Nosisa Mbatha (24) from the Hibiscus Coast Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, told BuaNews that since starting her new job in February, “I have since known a lot of ordinary people, helping them to access government services such as social grants.”Mbatha said she hoped her contribution would help the country meet the Millennium Development Goals of halving poverty and underdevelopment by 2015.Next week, she said, they would be holding workshops for people on how to participate in the country’s African Peer Review Mechanism.The community development workers programme is driven nationally by the Department of Public Service and Administration.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material read more
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James answers questions during the NBA basketball team media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Following Cleveland’s final practice before a season opener against Boston with playoff-level hype, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue still wasn’t sure if LeBron James was playing Tuesday.J.R. Smith knows.ADVERTISEMENT “Oh, he’s gonna go,” Smith said of his celebrated teammate. “He’s gonna go, trust me that. I don’t care what he’s gotta do, he’s gonna play.”While Smith may be giving James the green light, Lue and other team officials remained unsure of James’ status for the game against the Celtics and former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, whose ballyhooed return to Cleveland is expected to be part homecoming, part hate-fest.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 shutoutJames didn’t speak to reporters following Monday’s practice, but the three-time champion was in a playful mood while engaging in a competitive outside shooting contest with teammates Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Jeff Green.James has been slowed by a sprained left ankle suffered in practice on Sept. 27. He played in only one of Cleveland’s five exhibition games, and his absence has kept a starting lineup that now includes Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose from getting much floor time together. Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Cavaliers have struggled mightily when James has been out of the lineup, losing 11 straight regular-season games and going 4-23 without him since 2014.With a revamped roster and more offensive options than ever, Lue believes the Cavs are more equipped to compete when James is on the bench.“We’ll be a lot better off,” he said. “I think we got a lot of different pieces. We’re deeper. A lot of versatile players. A lot of different lineups we can play. So, it will be different but I think we have a better chance.”Irving spent six seasons with Cleveland but left on shaky terms.His demand to be traded this summer rankled some Cavaliers fans, and he created a larger divide last week when he described Boston as a “real, live sports city.”That didn’t sit well with many Cleveland residents, and he’s certain to get an earful Tuesday night.The Cavaliers plan to honor Irving, who made the biggest shot in franchise history, with a video tribute at some point during the game. Irving’s 3-pointer in the waning moments of Game 7 in 2016 lifted Cleveland to the city’s first championship since 1964.Lue wasn’t sure what else Irving should expect from the fired-up, sellout crowd.“We’ve got the best fans in the world and they’re going to do whatever they see best,” he said. “Whatever decision they make, that’s the right one. Because they’ve been behind us for three straight years, since I’ve been here, they’ve always made the right decisions. So whatever they decide to do, I embrace whatever they do.” View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The 32-year-old James hasn’t missed an opener in his previous 14 seasons, and it would be hard to imagine sitting this one out given the attention with Irving coming back following this summer’s blockbuster trade between the teams — and the All-Star guard’s recent swipe at Cleveland.Just so he’s protected, Lue has made a contingency lineup in case James doesn’t play. Smith will take his spot in the Cavs’ “B” lineup.Lue has said for days that he doesn’t know for sure if James will be ready.“You know I never hide stuff from you guys,” Lue said when pressed about his superstar’s availability. “I really don’t know, I mean, just depends on how he feels after today. … I’m preparing that he is (playing).”Smith, who is beginning his third full season with Cleveland, knows it will take a lot more than a sore ankle to keep James off the floor.“Just because he loves the game,” he said. “We were talking about it, he’s never missed, since he was 8 years old and he started playing, he’s never missed a first game. I’m preparing for him to play.”ADVERTISEMENT Gins can’t relax–Cone LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients read more
La Salle big man Ben Mbala with an emphatic dunk against Adamson in his first game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion La Salle blew a big lead before holding off Adamson, 85-73, to remain undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Green Archers welcomed back Ben Mbala, who announced his return in style with a 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pradera continues to dominate PAL field “As expected, even you guys expected to see a game like this from Ben after his stint in the league he just played in,” Ayo said of his prized big man, who averaged 21.8 points and 9.3 rebounds for Cameroon in this year’s Afrobasket.Adamson trailed by as much as 24 points before pulling within seven points several times in the second half, the last instance was when Jerie Pingoy set up Papi Sarr for a gimme that made it, 75-68, with still 5:43 left.Sarr, who is still trying to regain his top form after suffering from a groin injury just before the season started, came away with 12 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Falcons, who dropped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Mbala picked up where he left off last season where he won the MVP award, and La Salle needed every bit of its Cameroonian import’s production down the stretch with Adamson mounting a spirited rally in the fourth quarter.“That was a bad win. we started strong but down the stretch, we committed lots of mistakes,” DLSU head coach Aldin Ayo told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“The problem was really our execution. The players thought the game was already over after the first half that’s why in the second half, in the fourth quarter our youth, our immaturity showed,” Ayo said.But Mbala, fresh off an impressive play with Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket, kept the Archers steady amid the Falcons’ run in the final frame. He scored seven timely points in the fourth quarter, including a contested drive that pushed his team’s lead back to 11, 79-68, with 4:36 remaining. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges read more
Apt Illustration The cover story, “Operation Face-lift” (February 15) has very correctly analysed the futile attempts being made to refurbish the image of the Government. It is no use if the person at the helm is alone in aiming for better days – the people travelling with her must also,Apt IllustrationThe cover story, “Operation Face-lift” (February 15) has very correctly analysed the futile attempts being made to refurbish the image of the Government. It is no use if the person at the helm is alone in aiming for better days – the people travelling with her must also share the ambition.New Delhi James RomansI forgot everything about the price rise after seeing the cover (February 15). It was fantastic. Keep it up.Madras V. S. BhatiSplendid ProfileThe profile on G.R. Vishwanath (February 15) was splendid. No one can deny the fact that even if he hits 30 odd runs it is a treat to watch him. He is also unperturbed whatever happens to his team. In contrast to Gavaskar’s rude attitude towards his opponents, Vishwanath is calm even in the midst of a controversy.Madras K. S. Ganapathy SubramaniumPampered Politician”Sycophancy Unleashed” (January 31) was an excellent cover story – objective and courageous. Let’s hope that it will warn the gullible Indian public against this kind of political gimmickry.Bhubaneshwar M. H. AhadWhile India Today derides all the Congress(I) members for pampering Rajiv Gandhi, it, too, subtly serves the cause of sycophancy by putting a former pilot on the cover for the third time in 18 months.Bombay K. RaviIt is high time that this politician on probation realises that all the politicians dancing attendance on him are doing so not because they realise his great potential for leadership but because their own survival depends on him. None of them have any political base of their own and thereforederive their strength from the top.New Delhi Rajneesh WadheraWhat you term as blatant sycophancy is a reflection of the popular support that Rajiv Gandhi enjoys. And it is this support that lends legitimacy to his claim of leadership.Kota Sushim BanerjeeWhy should you give so much prominence to ‘Mr Clean”? provided with the same advantages any one of us could do what he has done.Patna Bhole ShankarThis son would not have risen if the Janata, Lok Dal and all their allies had been able to form a stable government. Their collapse betrayed the nation.Trivandnim H. B. IsaacThe magazine is packed with articles against the Gandhi family. In your eagerness to cater for armchair firebrands you seem to forget that only Mrs Gandhi and the Congress(I) stand between us and chaos. Please adopt a more moderate course.Madras M. C. SundaramThe cover story amply illustrates our high level of tolerance, or should I say acquiescence, where our politicians are concerned. It also shows that Rajiv Gandhi is fully equipped to tread the path set by his younger brother.Delhi Asjeet LambaYou devote 11 pages to the Youth Congress(I) meeting and not a single paragraph to the three-day conference organised by the RSS. Where then is objectivism in journalism?Bangalore Pandit ChandrakunthWrong FormulaThe formula of bearer bonds (“Fancy Paper, Chancy Promises”, January 31) is like giving cough mixture to a person who has tuberculosis. What we need are preventive measures.Ahmedabad R. S. BulgeCrumbling PillarThe article, “A New Year’s Resolution” (January 31) made very depressing reading. For most of us the judiciary was one of the last remaining pillars of a democratic society. And with the crumbling of this pillar it becomes clear that the fault lies with the judiciary as the threat comes from within, not without.Pune Sanjay S. KulkamiThe actions of the members of the judiciary have stripped the credibility of this institution. Their image has been besmirched in the eyes of the public and now its independence has been threatened.Jodhpur Anant DeexitReign Of TerrorThe article, “Peace Of The Graveyard” (J anuary 31) moved me deeply. To think that in a country like India there is so much brutality is shocking. There must be some way by which we can put an end to this reign of terror by the police.Bangalore G. K. SheshadriThe report makes clear the motive behind the terror unleashed in Uttar Pradesh. It seems that in the attempt to save their own necks the politicians of that state have lost all scruples and are willing to sink to the lowest depths of inhumanity.Ranchi Sunny SahaiBad Organisation”Confusion Confounded” (January 31) was a true account of the mismanagement at Filmotsav ’82 held in Calcutta. After the pre-publicity fanfare the chaos was not expected. I am sure that film festivals can be organised more efficiently-but it seems that we will never be able to achieve it.Calcutta Shristik NathLet’s Pick A WinnerIt is true that a united opposition has a great role to play in the democratic structure (“Uniting To Divide”. January 31) but this seems impossible in India. Our opposition is divided too deeply by ideology. and one must admit, sometimes even by the lack of it. It is time for one of the larger parties like the bjp to provide a viable alternative on its own. not by riding on each other’s shoulders.Rajkot Bharat N. BhattIt is stated in the article that. ” It is not a coincidence that all those who were instrumental in the 1979 break-up have been kept away from the unity talks.” How can this be true when the chief architect of the split, Charan Singh, is at the centre of the unity moves?Bombay Milind KotibhaskarRebounding RemarkIn the review of the film Kaalia, “Bachchan’s Show”, (January 31) a member of the audience is quoted as saying: “Movie’s shit yaar, but Amitabh’s really hot shit”. The use of such language may in due course change the image of India today into what the viewer’s description of the movie was.Calcutta Partho TagoreUnderratedIn your assessment of Mrs Gandhi “Mrs Gandhi’s Report Card”, (January 31) I feel you could have rated her higher for her administrative ability. If everyone in the country adopts a more constructive attitude she would be able to administer more efficiently. The fault is not hers, it is ours.Bangalore Raveendra NathNo MentionI am amazed that the brutal massacre at Biharsharif found no mention in the review of 1981, “Year of Reckoning”, (January 15). To my mind, the omission is symptomatic of the general apathy towards violence directed against minority communities.New Delhi Syed ShahabuddinWrongly StatedI was surprised to read the last sentence in the article, “A Survival Saga” (January 15). Pinochet is from Chile, not Argentina.New Delhi Ashok JainUnbalanced AssessmentB. G. Verghese’s assessment of the Indian reaction to the no-war pact proposal made by Pakistan “War Over No-war”, (January 15) is not balanced or objective. No reasonable government would reject a genuine peace offer. But Pakistan’s motives in making these offers in the past have been far from sincere. One cannot blame the Government for its caution and scepticism. Bombay Sutish Gavai Go WeeklyIn this fast-paced world, waiting a fortnight (and in fact it is sometimes a month before many events are reported) makes a lot of what is published in india today stale and uninteresting. Isn’t it time that the magazine went weekly?Cochin F. K. ChettupuzhakarenProving The AdageIt has been said that an artist conveys more with a few strokes of the brush than a writer struggles to say with a thousand words. Ninan’s delightful cartoons prove this adage right. Secunderabad Philip Varughese Make If WorthwhileThough I appreciate your efforts in holding down the price of the magazine for so long, I still think that Rs 5 is too high for an Indian magazine. Unless you include more international news, more sports coverage and cut down on the advertisements, I, for one, will not pay the additional rupee.New Delhi Sanjay ChakrabartyAt The TopYour cartographer. B. K. Sharma, has reached the zenith of his profession. The subject may be politics, commerce or public opinion-he finds an appropriate and interesting* way to present the statistics.Bombay Khan Mohd Shaheemadvertisementadvertisementadvertisement read more
Officials: Luke McKenzieAnthony SmithLuke Saldern By @JulianTFA â€“ Sunshine Coast Stadium, QueenslandCakewalk. Procession. Clinical. These are just some of the words that come to mind looking back on the 2016 Harvey Norman NYC boysâ€™ grand final and witnessing the onslaught from the repeat NYC champions snatching the match from their cousins (and brothers) from Central Queensland, 8-2.Unassailable. Unbeatable? These are some of the words to ponder looking forward; and considering just who can possibly match it with this dominant force from the northern state at this level? QSST boys, take a bow. QSST Coach Jason Boyd, take your upcoming school holidays leave early.For the QSST and national 17â€™s Coach and Assistant School Principal, Boyd certainly schooled all comers at this event on the art of coaching at this level. He yet again delivered with his pupils another stern lesson and yet another stirring performance; studying-up hard on their opponents and passing the final exam with aplomb and flying colours.The way the team progressed through the event was peerless and with a hint of perfection having his team purring but peaking right when it mattered.â€œWinning two years in a row is a real credit to the boys,â€ Coach Boyd said.â€œFrom when we first selected the team in a very chilly Toowoomba, all the way through to today, they are a great group of boys that followed a great structure and did so well.â€œEach of the boys performed brilliantly; it was a full effort from all 15 out there. â€œThe semi-final was a really tough one, as well as the grand-final, but the team was able perform to a level that was unsurpassable.â€ Ahem, another word for opponents to ponder.â€œWe knew Sharks in the semi-final and Central Queensland in the final were tough competition; the NSW teams are always strong and both teams gave us great a game.â€œA few of these boys are in Year 11 so you will see them again next year, and they will form a very dangerous side I think, those that are returning.â€You can almost hear the collective groan from other teams country-wide.A 5-1 score-line at half-time just like the earlier QSST girls final, had the all too familiar ring about it; with the engravers setting to work perhaps a little earlier than normal.The NYC MVP recipient Blake Moore was very prominent throughout this match and since the mid-week commencement. While he had plenty of friends, Blake can take now safely enjoy the bragging rights at the Moore household in Rockhampton, as younger brother, Aaron, watched on forlornly with his CQ teammates at his siblingâ€™s heroics and the regular flow of touchdowns raining down upon them. Kind of makes the breakfast conversation a little awkward tomorrow morning, doesnâ€™t it?For Blake Moore and his merry band of QSST class-mates, they can reflect on another very successful campaign; again seeing off all comers at this event and again laying claim to rightful and deserving champions.â€œPass the cornflakes could you please Aaronâ€¦oh, and my trophies there would you, mate?â€For Aaron and his teammates though they can be well proud of a strong campaign and reaching the final match against a very strong QSST side and in hindsight, breezing past their Pool B opponents and NSW CHS in the semi.â€œEverybody wants to win of course but not everyone can do it,â€ Aaron (15) lamented post game with older brother, Blake (16) watching on.â€œYou learn a lot from a loss, probably moreso than from a win. And I guess you reflect and get set for the next tournament,â€ he added.â€œI feel great though and the team arenâ€™t too bad after the game. Second isnâ€™t too bad I guess considering how well we went this week,â€ he said.Thereâ€™s clearly not a lot of love lost between brothers with both having digs and smiling behind gritted teeth post-match but all in a good brotherly love kind of way. Both players play club together at Rockhampton with the Crushers club along with a few of the CQ teammates of Aaron.â€œIt definitely will be I think,â€ Blake said pondering the breakfast catch-up with his bro and a slightly wider smile than his brother smarting across the table.â€œIâ€™ll be the happier one in the family,â€ Blake laughed. â€œAnd Aaron, wellâ€¦I think he and his team should be happy even though they came second.â€œFor a regional team to progress to this point is incredible considering the competition.â€And anything to recall from the match or during the run of play â€“ on or off the ball?â€œOh, he kept bulling me, every time I got the ball he tried to jam me,â€ Blake complained of his pesky little brotherâ€™s motives.â€œAnd the last one I tried to put my hand out and he pulled away and he got me for a no touchâ€¦but luckily the ref missed it!â€â€œHeâ€™s too soft, heâ€™s not hard enough,â€ came the cheeky and rapid retort from Moore junior.Game on, next year it seems.Score: QSST (8) Central Queensland Bulls (2)Scorers: QSST: Griffin (2), Fielding-Smith (1), Asi (1), Moore (1) and event MVP Winner, Van Zanden (1), Grant (1), Karaitiana (1) CQ: Moore (1), Griffin (1). 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Liverpool boss Klopp: Milner could face Man Cityby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool veteran James Milner is in contention to face Manchester City on Thursday night.The league leaders can extend their gap over City to 10 points with a win at the Etihad.Milner has missed Liverpool’s last two victories with a hamstring complaint.Manager Jurgen Klopp told his pre-match press conference: “He was back in training with us yesterday for the first time, so we will see.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say