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Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 25th May, 2021 | More on: CINE Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. It was a day that Cineworld (LSE: CINE) shareholders have long awaited. At the weekend, the cinema chain reopened its doors across the UK. The Cineworld share price response was cautious, up around 10% since the start of the week. But it is still down from March’s peak.And over the past two years, the Cineworld share price has lost 70%. It had been falling even before Covid-19 arrived, as producers have been moving more to direct-to-video releases.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…So how was the reopening? From an update Monday: “Cineworld is pleased to report a strong opening weekend in the UK, led by the success of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. This weekend’s performance went beyond our expectations as customers were eager to return to the movies and enjoy the full movie experience, including the traditional popcorn which led to strong concession income.”The company added that 97% of its US cinemas are now open, Poland and Israel will be opening within the week, and “the company anticipates that most of its cinemas will be open by the end of the month“. This is all good. But what does it mean for the Cineworld share price?Back to profits this year?For me it means wait and see. In 2019, Cineworld recorded a pre-tax profit of $212m. That was wiped out in 2020, with a lurch to a $3bn loss. It’s a one-off, of course. And I do think there’s a pretty good chance of Cineworld getting back to pre-pandemic profit levels before too long. That’s as long as vaccination programmes continue, and we don’t face any resistant new variants. Any sign of new lockdowns could hammer the stock again.So the outlook is brightening. But the shutdown has left Cineworld with one lasting legacy, and it’s not a good one. I’m talking of debt, which must surely remain hanging over the Cineworld share price for a good few years. The thing is, even if it gets back to 2019 profitability, Cineworld will simply not be worth as much. A company with much bigger debt, other things being equal, just isn’t as valuable as one with less.Cineworld share price tempting now?The net debt pile stands as high as $8.3bn now. That’s nearly 40 times 2019’s pre-tax profit figure. And it’s more than six times the company’s market capitalisation. On the upside, Cineworld appears to have a strong enough balance sheet to keep it going. It has also just received a US tax refund of $203m, which alone almost reaches that 2019 profit level. So, I don’t see any real likelihood now of Cineworld running out of cash. The possibility of needing to raise more funding is, I think, greatly reducing. And the chance of the company going bust? Well, I just don’t see that at all.So does today’s Cineworld share price tempt me? I’d like to think some of my investment money was in an arts industry that I love. But with debt levels like this, it’s not going to be with Cineworld. The Cineworld share price is rising again. Should I buy now? Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Police) St. Joseph County Police Department’s K9s Farkas and Odin have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.The vests were sponsored by Lourdes Findley of Orlando, FL and embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”.Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,830 U.S. made, custom-fitted, NIJ certified protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $960.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. By 95.3 MNC – April 8, 2020 0 239 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ St. Joseph County Police K9s Farkas, Odin receive donation of body armors Previous articleBethel University offering academic, sports summer campsNext articleISDH: IN over 200 dead, recovery data hopefully soon 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.
Down’s syndrome advocacy call on Jacinda Arden to confirm time limit for disability abortion will not be lifted and for Labour Party chief of staff to apologise for threatening action against groupMedia Release – Saving Downs 7 September 2017Family First Comment: Once again, an important call being made…“Down’s syndrome advocacy group Saving Downs are calling on Jacinda Arden to confirm that her pledge to change New Zealand’s abortion laws will not involve changing the current 20 week limit for disability-selective abortion… In the handful of jurisdictions that have decriminalised abortion – China, Vietnam, Canada and two states in Australia – gestational time limits for disability-selective abortions have been removed and abortion for babies with disabilities are available right up to birth. The main group who have been lobbying for the introduction of the policy, the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand, have made it clear that they want to introduce abortion right up 40 weeks for children who have disabilities. Saving Downs have spoken to the Labour Party on this issue but they refused to give any confirmation that decriminalisation would not involve changing the current 20 week limit for disability-selective abortions.”Down’s syndrome advocacy group Saving Downs are calling on Jacinda Arden to confirm that her pledge to change New Zealand’s abortion laws will not involve changing the current 20 week limit for disability-selective abortion and for Labour Party chief of staff Neale Jones to apologise for threatening action against the group for voicing their concerns on this issue.In a televised leaders debate earlier this week, Arden pledged to decriminalise abortion saying that abortion “shouldn’t be in the Crimes Act”. She has repeated this in a follow-up statement to the media on Tuesday, but has yet to confirm that she will not be changing the current 20 week limit for disability-selective abortions.The current New Zealand 20 week limit for disability selective abortions is contained in section 187A of the Crimes Act. In the handful of jurisdictions that have decriminalised abortion – China, Vietnam, Canada and two states in Australia – gestational time limits for disability-selective abortions have been removed and abortion for babies with disabilities are available right up to birth. The main group who have been lobbying for the introduction of the policy, the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand, have made it clear that they want to introduce abortion right up 40 weeks for children who have disabilities.Saving Downs have spoken to the Labour Party on this issue but they refused to give any confirmation that decriminalisation would not involve changing the current 20 week limit for disability-selective abortions.Instead in a phone call on Tuesday evening the group were threatened by Labour chief of staff, Neale Jones, with action for publicly voicing their concerns about Arden’s abortion decriminalisation pledge and the implications it could have for people with Down’s syndrome and their families.Mike Sullivan, head of Down’s syndrome advocacy group Saving Downs and father of Rebecca who has Down’s syndrome said:“All we are asking for here is a simple confirmation from Jacinda Arden that her policy will not be changing the current 20-week limit for disability-selective abortions. We need clarification on this as in every other jurisdiction that has decriminalised abortion, gestational time limits for disability-selective abortions have been removed and abortion for babies with disabilities are available right up to birth. Our families deserve to know where the Labour Party stands on this ahead of the election.”“We have asked Labour chief of staff Neil Jones for confirmation on this. He refused and instead threatened action against Saving Downs regarding our press release and social media posts on this issue. It’s disappointing to see that the Labour Party are trying to bully us into silence over genuine concerns we have about this policy and the implications it would have for people with disabilities and their families.”ENDS
Press Association The Uruguay striker has hit top form this term with 25 goals, 18 of which have come in the Barclays Premier League, but his performances have not always been matched by Liverpool’s results. The Reds’ inconsistent campaign has increased speculation over Suarez’s future – even though he signed a new contract at Anfield just last summer. He has been heavily linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester City and Bayern Munich. However, Suarez said on liverpoolfc.com: “I always say the same thing, every kid or young player growing up dreams of playing here at Liverpool, and today, here I am, highly privileged doing just that.” Luis Suarez remains “comfortable” and “extremely happy” at Liverpool despite a season of mixed fortunes on Merseyside. The Bayern link is given added weight by the fact their incoming coach from next season, Pep Guardiola, is the brother of Suarez’s agent, Pere. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers nevertheless is confident the club’s probable lack of Champions League football next season – they sit eighth in the standings, 10 points off a top-four place with 11 games remaining – will not persuade his star man to leave. Suarez added: “I enjoy every minute to the maximum because it’s a great opportunity that my life has presented me and for which I am very pleased. “I’m here at a club where I always wanted to be and where I always wanted to play, and for that I’m extremely happy. “I don’t know if it’s my best form but I do know that I continue to feel comfortable and happy in a side where my team-mates help me a lot. “That’s an important thing for a player. I also think that when you feel good out there on the pitch it shows that things can go well.”
LONG BRANCHThe city’s Columbus Day Parade is being held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.In addition, the Columbus Day Harvest Festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Morris Avenue at Westwood Avenue. The festival will include an appearance by the band, The Nerds, and will also include rides, food vendors, a petting zoo, hayrides and many other activities for the entire family.The Columbus Day Parade has a long history in the City of Long Branch, dating back to 1946, and is the perfect setting for the parade because of the diverse nationalities that reside in this city.For the past eight years, Joseph Mercadante has been the parade’s chairman and for the last five years has sponsored the parade with the help of the City of Long Branch. This year the event will honor Monmouth University’s President, Paul G. Gaffney, who will serve as the grand marshal. Gaffney is a retired Navy vice admiral and was president of the National Defense University from 2000 to 2003.The parade will consist of Monmouth University’s Pep Band along with several local high school bands from Long Branch, Shore Regional, Monmouth Regional, as well as other bands. There will also be motorcycles, antique cars, floats from area businesses, Boy/Girl Scout Troops, and state and county officials. HOLMDELBayshore Community Hospital will bring back the tradition of its annual Community Day and 5K Run/Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the hospital, 727 North Beers St.The day kicks off with a timed 5K Run/Walk starting at Bayshore. This is the third and final race in the Meridian Heart and Sole Cup with $3,000 in prize money awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as the top three male and female finishers by age group.Registration and check-in for the 5K Run/Walk begin at 8:30 a.m. at the hospital’s main entrance. Registration is $20 and can be accessed at www.BayshoreHospital.org/5krace.There will be free kids’ races for children between the ages of 3 and 12 starting at 11a.m. Registration can be obtained on the day of the event or online, and all participants will receive medals.Following the races, Bayshore for Community Day will feature festivities for families and community members of all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of autumnal activities including: pony rides, a petting zoo, jumpie castles, music, pumpkin painting, refreshments, and more. Health information and free screenings will be available including blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, stroke, and bone density.For more information on the 5K race or community day visit www.BayshoreHospital.org/5krace. MONMOUTH BEACHThe Art Society of Monmouth County will feature a demonstration by sculptor David Colletti at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, 128 Ocean Ave.Colletti’s demonstration will show how he sculptures both in facial and body figures in wax..Colletti has worked in Hollywood and is known for his expertise in sculpting for Hollywood artisans and movie productions and reproducing figures used in the industry.The event is open to the public. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. * * * * *Read to a Dog is a great program to help improve the literacy skills of children. It encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener in our furry friends. Independent readers in K-5 grade will read to a certified therapy dog for 10 minutes.Read to a Dog will take place 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Middletown Township Public Library’s Children’s Quiet Reading Area. The library is located at 55 New Monmouth Road.Preregistration is required and may be made at www.mtpl.org.Funding for the library’s public programs comes from the support of the Middletown Township Public Library Foundation, Inc. FAIR HAVENMaria Grace, education and outreach manager for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, will present at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, a talk, called the Peregrine Falcons in New Jersey, at the Monmouth County Audubon Society.The meeting will be held at the Church of the Nativity on Ridge Road. The public is welcome; admission is free.Peregrine falcons are doing remarkably well in New Jersey, with more than 20 pairs calling the Garden State home. But this was not always the case – at one time there were no falcons nesting east of the Mississippi. Attendees can learn about the return of the Peregrine falcon to the state and its many “firsts” that led to the successful reintroduction of this hunter of the sky.Grace is the education and outreach manager for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Since 2004, she has been teaching adults and children about New Jersey’s rare and endangered wildlife. Since 2000, she has been connecting people to the natural world through hands on field based programs, interactive classrooms programs, and informative professional development workshops in subjects ranging from water and stream ecology, volunteer monitoring, and New Jersey’s incredible biodiversity. MIDDLETOWNThe Middletown Township Police Department is holding a prescription drug collection day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at police headquarters, located at Town Hall, 1 Kings Highway.The collection is part of the National Take Back Initiative. Organizers will accept medication but no needles.Additional information about the township event is available by calling 732-615-2039. LINCROFTBrookdale Community College will host a veterans’ workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Lincroft main campus, 765 Newman Springs Road.The event will be held in the ATEC building, rooms 223 and 224. Parking is closest in lots 4 and 6.Organizing the event is Jerry Russell, a Brookdale operations administer and a U.S. Army retiree. “A variety of services will be shared,” he said.The Monmouth County Veterans Service Team and Brookdale Community College Health Center are coordinating to offer information on New Jersey veterans benefits, Veterans Administration benefits eligibility, resume review, education benefits, VOW and VRAP programs.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to perform blood pressure screenings, offer flu shots and light medical screenings and register veterans for VA medical benefits.For additional information, contact Jerry Russell at 732-224-2068 or email him at [email protected] is also available from the Brookdale Community College Student Health Center nurse, Gwendolyn Evens, at 732-224-2395 or email to [email protected] registration form is available from Victor Alvarado at732-775-1566 or, email to [email protected] * * * * *The Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought will sponsor its 13th annual Shanti (Peace) Lecture from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 1475 W. Front St.The Rev. Eric Cherry, director of the International Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will present “21st Century Inter-Religious Engagement: New Strategies.”“There are significant moments that serve as markers in our interfaith efforts. The 1893 Parliament of World Religions in Chicago set the stage for a variety of interfaith initiatives during the 20th century, many of which were profoundly important and successful,” Cherry said. “But, in the 21st century, there are new challenges and opportunities which require different strategies and initiatives. This talk will explore 21st century paradigms and examples of interfaith engagement that build peace, understanding, and hope for our world in its current context.”Cherry manages the UUA’s relationships with interfaith partners around the world, supervises the staff of the UU Holdeen India Program and the UU United Nations Office.This event is free and is open to all. A light meal will be served after the formal program at which time you will have the opportunity to continue the dialogue.For more information contact MCWRET Board Member Stevi Lischin at [email protected]net or 732 241-7392. MONMOUTH COUNTYThose wanting to learn about Boy Scouting programs in that area may do so Saturday, Sept. 29, during the first countywide Join Scouting Information Day at the Library, sponsored by Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America.Representatives from local Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops will have information tables at libraries including Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury, Red Bank, Tinton Falls and West Long Branch.Cub Scouts is open to boys in grades 1-5, Boy Scouts is for Boys ages 11 to 18 while Venturing is for co-ed youth ages 14-21.Additional information about joining the Boy Scouts is available at www.BeAScout.org. By entering a zip code on the site, visitors will find a Scouting unit near them.
The Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital is extremely busy today with above average numbers of very ill patients requiring admission to the hospital, manager Sean Murphy has admitted.Readers have told us the department is ‘jammed’ with patients waiting to be seen.The public are asked to avoid attending the Emergency Department if possible and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance. “Non-emergency cases attending the Emergency Department will experience lengthy delays,” said Mr Murphy.“The hospital regrets any inconvenience to patients and their families and is taking all steps to deal with the situation.”There have been complaints in the hospital of a lack of staff to cope with the number of patients.It’s the fourth time in the past few weeks that the department has had to issue a warning. NEW CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL AS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ‘JAMMED WITH PATIENTS’ was last modified: June 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:crisisletterkenny hospital
Musa M Mkalipi 15 engineering students from TUT have been awarded hefty bursaries from Huawei Technologies. The bursaries will enable students to improve their skills in the ICT sector.(Images: Musa Mkalipi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Portia Nqobile MvubuHuawei PR assistant manager+27 11 517 9800Engineering students at Tshwane University of Technology have received a helping hand to complete their studies through a bursary scheme set up by the Chinese multinational telecommunications company, Huawei, which has set aside R480 000 (US$48 400) for 15 bursaries.The recipients are all studying at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in the department of engineering. Through the Huawei bursaries, it is expected that the students will be able to improve their skills in the information and communications technology sector. They will allow the students to focus all their attention on completing their studies, as they will not have to worry about financial constraints. The bursaries will include money for tuition and accommodation.Sipho Themba, a lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at TUT, said that the majority of the students majored in electrical engineering “because locally they are not exposed to opportunities in the [telecoms] sector”.Many students did not choose telecommunications as a major and David Wang, Huawei’s eastern and southern Africa region public and communications affairs director, explained: “After several attempts to recruit students from the institution for internships, we realised that there were very few pupils who chose telecoms as a major and we saw this as an opportunity to intervene.”Presenting the bursary cheque to the university, Wang added: “to bridge this gap, we are today signing an agreement between our company at the Tshwane University of Technology to provide the students with a platform to acquire financial assistance to encourage students in the department of electrical engineering to consider the rapidly growing industry of telecommunications.”Norman Saul Baloyi, a second year electrical engineering student, responded: “I am very happy and thankful to have the bursary opportunity that Huawei has given us as some of us really need this.”The bursaries fall under Huawei’s Global Telecom Seed for the Future Program, which is aimed at growing expertise in the telecommunications industry, as well as at improving innovation. The programme has come to South Africa amid efforts to promote local talent and to enhance creativity. It has been implemented in 14 countries and has set up 16 training centres around the world. It has given bursaries to students from 50 universities.A partnership between the university and Huawei has existed for 13 years. “One of the challenges we have in our country is developing the next generation of academics and people who are entrepreneurial. That is why I am very glad that today we are meeting for the students as they are the heart of everything we do,” said Professor Nthabiseng Ogude, the university’s vice-chancellor.She pointed out that 48 percent of students at TUT depended on financial aid. “If we do not get into these types of partnerships for education we cannot achieve very much.”Tertiary drop outsAccording to South African higher education facts and figures, a paper published by the International Education Association of South Africa (Ieasa), public funding of higher education has increased in recent years. Money has been invested in refurbishing buildings and constructing new facilities. Ieasa is a non-profit organisation, established as a result of the need for universities and universities of technology in South Africa to respond to international educational trends.There are 11 traditional universities in South Africa that offer degrees. These universities are research based. There are also six universities of technology that offer diplomas.Students’ drop-out rate, however, is 40%, according to the Human Sciences Research Council, which published a paper on the issue. It posited that the high drop-out rate was a threat to the nation’s future. Only 15 percent of tertiary students continue to study and achieve their qualifications. Financial difficulties are among the reasons for students failing to complete their studies.To bridge this gap, various bursary schemes and learnership programmes have been set up. The Department of Basic Education, for example, runs its Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme, offering full-cost bursaries to teaching students. The purpose is to promote teaching at public schools. Launched in 2007, it is a multi-year fund available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority.Recipients are required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received a bursary. There are approximately 3 500 new bursaries available for 2014.The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) also provides financial assistance to academically deserving and financially needy students to study at a tertiary institution. It provides both bursaries and loans, funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training, as well as other government departments. NSFAS also administers funds for some universities, as well as for Nedbank.The repayment of student loans by past beneficiaries is a crucial element of the scheme’s funding model. NSFAS also manages and processes bursaries for companies or organisations that hold funds to assist students financially.Improving higher education and trainingSouth Africa invests roughly 20% of its total state expenditure on education, making it the highest proportion of the budget used on education in the world. This year, in his budget speech in parliament on 27 February, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that R200-billion ($20.2-billion) would be set aside for education.However the World Economic Forum Global Competiveness report indicates that the education system in South Africa is inadequate compared to the rest of the Africa. The report weighs the competitiveness of 144 countries and gives insight on their success and efficiency. In its Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13 report, the country’s ranks 84th in higher education and training, and a lowly 132nd in primary education. In its Country Profile Highlights for the period, it states: “Efforts must also be made to increase the university enrollment rate in order to better develop [South Africa’s] innovation potential.”Improving higher education and trainingExperts in the field of skills training and human resources have distilled ways in which education has been improved in the modern world, and how it can be further enhanced, to better the future of academics.● Mobile technology: with cellphones and tablets, students are able to get information freely and easily.● Improved access to internet: internet prices have gone down and an immense amount of information is now available to students. This has also made it possible for students to afford distance learning online.● Free educational software and resources: to prolong and improve performance and learning, appropriate technologies should be available to students. By offering students resources such as computers they can become technologically skilled and can access information easily.● Business, banking and financial skills: these are needed to support the expansion of the economy. To promote financial literacy, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange holds an annual National Youth Financial Literacy Day aimed at giving young people more insight into how to handle their finances to improve their financial stability.● Lifelong learning and comprehensive universities: through non-stop updating of skills, individuals will remain competitive once they have entered the job market.
Rewind to almost 12 months ago, the setting was C.Ex Coffs International Stadium and it was finals day of the 2015 Touch World Cup. The rivalry between the Australian and New Zealand Mixed Open teams is one of the most competitive in the sport. Not a lot separates the two teams and the World Cup final didnâ€™t disappoint. The round game the day prior saw Australia take out the match by two touchdowns, 7-5, but as we all know, anything can happen in a World Cup final. New Zealand got out of the blocks firing, with Mackenzie Haugh scoring his sideâ€™s first touchdown in the opening set of the game. Australiaâ€™s Jayden Benbow scored before Elin Mortimerâ€™s first touchdown put Australia up by one touchdown.The incredible stepping of New Zealandâ€™s Phoenix Hunapo was on display soon after, tearing up the middle of the field for Jeremy Locke to score, and when Tiwi Davies scored the Kiwiâ€™s lead 3-2. Dylan Thompson levelled the game at 3-all for Australia before a second touchdown to Davies for the half saw the Kiwis lead 4-3 at half-time. New Zealand further extended their lead early in the second half, when Hunapo and Locke again combined for Lockeâ€™s second touchdown, giving New Zealand their biggest lead of the game, 5-3. Cue an Australian comeback.Dylan Thompson set up Cameron Nicholls to score for Australia to trail by one and when New Zealand were reduced to five players through a Period of Time, Australia pounced. Thompson was again in the thick of the action soon after, with Scott Bundy scoring to level the game at 5-all. From there it was one way traffic, with Thompson scoring his second touchdown of the game, before an acting half run from Nicholls saw Bundy score his second half double. Mortimer made it three Australian doubles when she scored in the corner in the dying seconds, to give Australia a three touchdown win, 8-5. Outgoing Australian captain, Kylie Hilder, could not hide her excitement. â€œWords canâ€™t explain. It was a tough match, we were always behind there but the game plan was to come out on top and we did. We finished so strong,â€ Hilder said.â€œWe had to get in the fight and stay in the fight. We knew we could come out at the other end. It was an awesome effort from our guys and it just shows you the character of the team.â€2015 World Cup Mixed Open Final AUSTRALIA 8 (Elin Mortimer 2, Scott Bundy 2, Dylan Thompson 2, Cameron Nicholls, Jayden Benbow touchdowns) defeated NEW ZEALAND 5 (Tiwi Davies 2, Jeremy Locke 2, Mackenzie Haugh touchdowns).Players of the final: Dylan Thompson (Australia) and Tina Ashworth (New Zealand).Stay tuned to the Touch Football Australia website and social media channels in the lead up to the 2016 Trans Tasman Series for all of the latest news and information: Website â€“ www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook â€“ www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter â€“ www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#transtasman2016)Instagram â€“ www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (#transtasman2016)YouTube â€“ www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksLast time they met – Mixed