Danish pension fund PFA, the country’s largest commercial pensions provider, saw contributions increase by 13% in the first three months of this year.CEO Allan Pollack said the business strategy he spearheaded was on track: “After the fantastic annual results in 2016, I am satisfied that, in accordance with our Stategy2020, we are continuing to grow in 2017.”Strategy2020 has been developed under Pollack’s leadership since he took the top position at PFA two years ago.Total contributions rose to DKK8.6bn (€1.16bn) in the first quarter of 2017, up from DKK7.6bn in the same period last year. Total return on investments was DKK7.2bn in the quarter. The return for customers with traditional average-rate pension products was 0.7%, and between 1.7% and 5.2% for those with market-rate products, including the return on the mutual savings element CustomerCapital.Pollack said that, on top of the investment and business growth seen in the first quarter, the company was streamlining operations and reducing the cost per person insured by 2%.Group CFO Anders Damgaard said the financial markets had taken off from the beginning of the year.“Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that pension savings should be seen in a long-term perspective, where long-term returns are crucial,” he said.PFA’s total customer funds rose to DKK449bn at the end of March from DKK394bn at the same point last year.Danica sees strong inflows across NordicsMeanwhile, Danica Pension – Denmark’s second biggest commercial pension provider – reported growth in contributions of 38% in the first quarter, to DKK11.4bn.Per Klitgård, chief executive of Danica Pension, said: “The increase in the first three months of the year is down to solid results in investment and growth in contributions in the three countries where we are represented.”In Denmark, contributions rose by 27%, while in Norway the increase was 30%. In Sweden, contributions increased by 70%, the Danske Bank subsidiary reported.Klitgård said customers had benefitted from the investment strategy Danica Pension had used over the past two years.“Getting the best possible repayment for risk has been – and will continue to be – the key words when we invest,” he said.The return on market-rate pensions was 3.6% in the first quarter, up from a 1.3% loss for the same period the year before. For traditional average-rate pensions, however, the quarter produced no return (0%), after 3.8% in the first quarter of 2016.Danica Pension’s total pensions assets increased to DKK409bn at the end of March from DKK390bn at the same point last year.
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A Broward woman is behind bars this weekend, facing a child abuse charge for allegedly leaving her toddler in a hot car for hours.Police say that 32-year-old Lauderhill resident Shantrell Mitchell told them she forgot her daughter in the back seat of her car while she shopped for three hours at BJ’s Wholesale Club on North Powerline Road in Fort Lauderdale last Tuesday.However, surveillance video shows the woman looking into the back seat of her car during that timeframe.According to the arrest report, Mitchell tried to cool the child down when she found her suffering from heat exhaustion. The report states, “Mitchell described that she poured iced tea on the victim child’s head and also had her drink some.”An employee at the market called 911.When paramedics arrived, they recorded the girl’s body temperature at 105 degrees, and said that she was experiencing convulsions.The report adds that her condition “drastically improved due to treatment,” first at Holy Cross Hospital, then at Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.Mitchell’s police report states that she tried to get family members to watch her daughter on Tuesday afternoon before driving to the market with the girl.Surveillance video shows the woman getting out of the car and opening the passenger door on the driver’s side, “where the child victim is seated.” She then locks and shuts the door, and walks away.“Common sense — unreasonable to believe she would not have seen her child in the car seat while manually locking the side passenger door where the child was seated,” said prosecutor Eric Linder.Police also describe Mitchell’s actions as “intentionally leaving the child victim in the locked vehicle.”She has no prior criminal record, and is charged with aggravated child abuse, which is a first-degree felony. Bond was set at $10,000, and Mitchell remains in custody.
— Monday’s final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus. The Kentucky Derby has been pushed back from May 2 to Sept. 5, and Maryland and New York racing officials are continuing discussions to decide when the Preakness and Belmont stakes will be run. When the Triple Crown dates are settled, a deadline for late nominations will be announced.— Italy’s sports minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through all of April. The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-19 will likely last weeks beyond that.NFL-NEWSChiefs bring back wide receiver RobinsonUNDATED (AP) —The defending Super Bowl champs have their top four receivers in the fold. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSEdmonds has pneumonia, awaiting coronavirus test resultsUNDATED (AP) — Four-time All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds is being treated with pneumonia as he also awaits test results for the coronavirus. March 29, 2020 Update on the latest sports NASCAR-iRACINGiRacing standout wins virtual NASCAR raceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus.Timmy Hill won the virtual race at Texas Motor Speedway, the second in an iRacing series thrown together after NASCAR’s 36-race season was suspended four events into the year.Hill is considered among the top competitors in iRacing, a subscription-based gaming platform. His virtual victory was his 674th in the game. Associated Press COLLEGE FOOTBALL-LAMBRIGHT-OBITEx-Huskies coach Lambright diesSEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington has announced that former Huskies football coach Jim Lambright has died at age 77.Lambright spent nearly four decades associated with the Washington program as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He was 44-25-1 as the Huskies head coach and never had a losing record but was fired following the 1998 season.Washington’s best season under Lambright came in 1995 when it shared the Pac-10 title but missed out on a trip to the Rose Bowl. UNDATED (AP) — Georgetown sophomore guard Mac McClung is prepared to test his draft value.McClung has announced that he is declaring for the NBA draft after averaging 15.7 points and 2.4 assists for the Hoyas this past season. However, he is maintaining his college eligibility in case he decides to stay at Georgetown.McClung missed time because of a right foot injury this year and appeared in only 21 of Georgetown’s 32 games. He averaged 13.1 points as a freshman.In other college basketball news:— Rutgers has taken another step toward becoming a major basketball threat in the Big Ten Conference, getting a commitment from Cliff Omoruyi. The highly regarded center confirmed his choice Sunday in a telephone call with The Associated Press, adding Auburn and Arizona State also were under consideration. Rutgers could not comment. Omoruyi is the first New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year to commit to Rutgers. No cause of death was given. Lambright was arrested in 2014 and at that time his family stated he was suffering from dementia and his condition was worsening.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update Saturday night on his Instagram Story saying he was back home after testing positive for pneumonia for the first time in his life. He announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms.Edmonds ended his 17-year major league career in 2010 after earning eight Gold Gloves. He was a lifetime .284 hitter with 393 home runs, 1,199 RBIs and a .903 OPS.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed. The credit card giant’s Team Visa scheme features 96 athletes across 27 sports. They include soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles and 800-meter Olympic champion David Rudisha. Visa had already filmed some promotional campaigns with athletes for the Tokyo Games that will require some reworking.— The National Athletic Trainers Association has partnered with the Go4Ellis platform on an app aimed at helping trainers assist understaffed hospitals. The app was intended to give health care providers a database to look for help nationwide. More than 950 athletic trainers have signed up over the last week. DeMarcus Robinson has accepted a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are maintaining an aerial attack that includes receivers Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman. Robinson grabbed 32 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns last season, his fourth since being taken by the Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2016 draft.Although Watkins is signed through next season, he may be asked to restructure his hefty contract or take a pay cut in the coming days.In other NFL news:— Wide receiver Geronimo Allison has left the Packers for a package with the Lions. Allison played the past four seasons with Green Bay and had 34 receptions for 287 yards and two TDs last year.— Defensive tackle Derek Wolfe has OK’d a one-year deal with the Ravens after playing eight seasons with the Broncos. Wolfe had seven sacks in 12 games last season before going on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow. He fills the void left by the unexpected departure last week of free agent Michael Brockers. One highlight came when Daniel Suarez was parked by iRacing officials for intentionally trying but failing to crash Ty Dillon.Fox Sports again used its team of Mike Joy and Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon to call the race, which was aired both on Fox in some markets and nationwide on its cable channel.Those who tuned in watched a live video game of 35 NASCAR racers competing at an exact replica of Texas Motor Speedway, where the series was scheduled to be Sunday before the coronavirus shutdown. Fox was able to obtain feeds of drivers racing on simulators everywhere from their bedrooms, basements, garages and, in the case of last week’s winner, Denny Hamlin’s living room.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSGeorgetown’s McClung to test NBA waters, could return
Facebook Twitter Google+ ABOARD USS MIDWAY, SAN DIEGO, Calif. — By the 10-minute mark of the first half, Jim Boeheim had made use of all nine players expected to see the floor with regularity this season. But five minutes later, the rotation was already trimmed to six.Redshirt sophomore Trevor Cooney and freshmen DaJuan Coleman and Jerami Grant got their first taste of Division-I college basketball in the Battle on the Midway on Sunday, but their experiences were brief. The three players saw the court for a combined 19 minutes in ninth-ranked Syracuse’s 62-49 win over No. 20 San Diego State, as Boeheim rode his more experienced players to a gritty victory in the season opener.“We went with our veterans today in the last part of the game,” Boeheim said. “They did what they needed to do.”As with the two exhibition games, Coleman was part of the starting lineup on Sunday. But instead of playing on the wing with sophomore Rakeem Christmas in the middle of the 2-3 zone, Coleman occupied the paint against the Aztecs.He drew the ire of Boeheim twice on offense, though, after turning the ball over. Coleman was stripped on the game’s first possession and later threw a poor pass toward Michael Carter-Williams that was easily stolen in the opening moments of the second half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHis one positive play of the game came on a tip-in following a missed tip by Christmas, and Coleman bellowed on his way back down court.“Let’s f***ing go!” Coleman yelled. “I’ve got this.”Cooney didn’t have much of a role on Sunday due mostly to the weather. Breezy conditions that intensified as the game went along made long-range shooting — Cooney’s specialty — both difficult and doubtful. Syracuse attacked the paint relentlessly on Sunday, scoring 44 of its 62 points in the paint.“We took four 3-point shots,” Boeheim said. “And that was probably a couple too many.”Grant played a total of six minutes, all of which came in the first half. He grabbed a rebound, committed a foul and missed a mid-range jumper that was his only shot attempt of the game. Comments Published on November 12, 2012 at 1:02 am Contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Michael_Cohen13
Related Stories Syracuse hoists 32 3-pointers in 97-58 win over Le Moyne in exhibition Published on August 31, 2016 at 12:44 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse will play two preseason exhibition games against Division II Indiana University (Pennsylvania) and nearby Le Moyne. The Orange and Crimson Hawks will face off on Nov. 1 in the Carrier Dome, while the Dolphins will visit a week later on Nov. 8.IUP went 21-8 last season and reached the semifinals of its conference tournament. Head coach Joe Lombardi is in his 10th season at the helm. In two of those seasons, the Crimson Hawks have made the Division II championship game.Le Moyne will make its second trip to the Dome under head coach Patrick Beilein, who guided the Dolphins to a 10-17 record in his first season in 2015-16. Syracuse beat Le Moyne, 97-58, in last year’s preseason matchup.The Orange has replaced its top three scorers with two fifth-year senior transfers in John Gillon and Andrew White III. Syracuse also boasts eight other scholarship players that will potentially see significant minutes as SU looks to build on its Final Four run from last year. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text
“So.. are we all not gonna get tested or what?” Clippers forward Patrick Patterson asked via a tweet.As the Clippers hunkered down and monitored the ever-fluid situation caused by the growing coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, waiting for more information from the league and medical professionals, Patterson’s question stemmed from testing administered to Rudy Gobert and the other members of the Utah Jazz.After exhibiting symptoms that led him to be tested on Wednesday, the All-Star center was diagnosed that evening as being positive for the coronavirus. Shortly thereafter, the NBA called off Utah’s game in Oklahoma City and then suspended the entire season indefinitely and Oklahoma health officials proceeded to administer tests to all of Gobert’s teammates and members of the team’s traveling party, almost 60 people in all.According to the team, those tests yielded one positive result, reported by ESPN to be All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell confirmed it on Instagram with a post that read, in part: “We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well-being of those around them.” Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime The Clippers – who were considered title favorites by many after bringing aboard All-Star wings Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in the offseason – have the second-best record in the Western Conference at 44-20, with 18 regular-season games remaining.On Thursday evening, the team issued a statement directed to those who had planned to attend those remaining games: “Tickets purchased from the L.A. Clippers for postponed games will be honored if and when the games are rescheduled. If the games are not played or played without spectators in attendance, ticket buyers will be refunded.”Without Friday’s basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets to prepare for, Clippers coach Doc Rivers shared some perspective in the form of a post by Rich Kleiman – Kevin Durant’s business partner – on Instagram. It read, in part: “It’s not the end of the world, but it’s scary and unprecedented times. We have to all dig deep for the strength and leadership for ourselves and our families. We are part of history now, for good and bad … let’s find the strength we all do have. All we got is us!” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Gobert, who reportedly was cavalier in his interactions with those around him in recent days, also weighed in on the social media platform: “The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously.”The Clippers certainly are doing that. In conjunction with the NBA, Staples Center and government officials, team and staff members were implementing social distancing protocols on Thursday, when the team’s business office was closed and staff worked remotely.Related Articles Because the Clippers had not faced the Jazz since they lost to them 120-107 on Dec. 28 at Staples Center, they were not among the five teams – all of which had games against Utah in the past 10 days – that reportedly were instructed by the NBA to self-quarantine.Nonetheless, some members of the squad were stocking up on supplies Wednesday: ESPN’s Dave McMenamin spotted forward JaMychal Green in line at a grocery store and Patterson posted a photo on Instagram of empty “household paper” shelves in a store, with a caption noting that the situation “is real out here. Done took all the toilet paper!”With the league reportedly telling teams that a 30-day-long wait was its “aspirational timeline” before it might return to play, according to reporting from the Toronto Star’s Bruce Arthur, the Clippers also found themselves taking a wait-and-see approach in the midst of a season with historic promise.
Top 10 percent – Payton Baker, Connor Church, Parker Daugherty, Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Chayse Easterly, Madison Foster, Shelby Hamel, Avery Lewellen, Katie Rosenthal, Megan Singleton, Natasha Smith, Houston Sober, Holly Wright.Top 10 percent of Class of 2014 Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education Award – Jaedyn Ledesma. K-State Scholarship Award – Chance HainÂ and Andrew Horn. Louis Armstrong Jazz Award – Tristton Tracy.Â John Philip Sousa Award – Chayse Easterly. Kansas State High School Activities Association Citizenship Award – Michelle Diver and Houston Sober. Butler Community College – Queen Barnes, Mollie Beggs, Haley Horning. Kansas Scholars Curriculum Completers (ACT scores and GPA combination) – Ben DeJarnett, Katie Rosenthal, Holly Wright. Topeka Capital Journal – all-state academic honorable mention – Gracie Defore. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The 2014 Wellington High School Class Night was held at the gymnasium on Thursday evening. The following are award presented at the ceremony.Kansas Board of Regents ScholarshipÂ – Payton Baker, Connor Church, Parker Daugherty, Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Juden DeJarnett, Chayse Easterly, Madison Foster, Shelby Hamel, Dalton Holt, Adam Hradil, Jerrod Huck, Jaedyn Ledesma, Avery Lewellen, Alexander Mashburn, Abigail McComb, Josef Ramirez, Katie Rosenthal, Megan Singleton, Natasha Smith, Houston Sober, Sylan Stephens, Brooke Tracy, Tristton Tracy, Holly Wright.Kansas Regent Scholar winners.John Sturgis Family Student Council Scholarship â€” Avery Lewellen. Wellington.cc computer recipients â€” Baylee Greenhaigh, Joseph Ramirez, Chance Hain, Andrew Horn, Houston Sober, Jaedyn Ledesma, Michelle Diver, Ben DeJarnett, Gracie Defore, Carlie McComb, Holly Wright, Connor Burden, Chayse Easterly.National Honor Society award – Gracie Defore.Â PEO Scholarship – Katie Rosenthal.Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative – Holly Wright, Connor Church, Molly Beggs, Dalton Holt, Andrew Peck, Tyson Hodson.Student Council Scholarship Award – Avery Lewellen.U.S. Marine awards – Semper Fidelis – Sabrena Dodds. Scholastic Excellence award – Chayse Easterly. Distinguished Athlete – Jaedyn Ledesma.Darius Jones receive $80,000 scholarship.U.S. Navy award – Darious Jones. Recognition of Valedictorian – Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Holly Wright. Class of 2014 Valedictorians.Turn the program over to the Senior Class President – Senior Class President – Jaedyn Ledesma. Junior Class President – Kindyl Krueger.WHS Grads sign.Follow us on Twitter. Carlie McComb performed guitar solo â€œSo Long, Farewell.â€ Cowley College Scholarships were given to several students. KWCH-TV Channel 12 Top of the Class – Holly Wright. Kansas Star Scholarship award was given to several students.Kansas Star Award Recipients. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down CJH · 325 weeks ago Why no names for the Cowley County ones???? Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 30th Annual Governorâ€™s Scholars Award – Ben DeJarnett and Holly Wright.
The 4th Annual Santa Anita Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship (SAWC) announced a new Winner’s Circle KidsQ contest for 2015. Held in parallel with the State BBQ Championship on Saturday, March 21st, the KidsQ will be a head-to-head BBQ grill off in two age groups: 6-10 and 11-15.To make sure that this is truly a kids competition, officials stress that while each contestant will have one adult assistant, the child contestant must perform the majority of all work including: seasoning, marinating, tending, preparing, and turning in entries. The SAWC does encourage special needs children to enter and will make appropriate accommodations before the event begins.To encourage support from friends, there will be multiple kid-friendly activities available at Santa Anita Park including: bounce houses, face painting, and pony rides.This is a sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) event and the judging of KidsQ entries will be on their standards and weighting factors for appearance, taste, and tenderness. For details on the judging and scoring system, visit the KCBS website.The event will provide meat as well as grills courtesy of The Virtual Weber Bullet contestants are free to keep – and expected to take home.The junior chefs of the top three entries for each age group will receive plaques.For full details, rules, and entry forms for the SAWC KidsQ visit http://www.santaanitabbq.com/kidsq/About The Virtual Weber Bullet & The Virtual Weber Bulletin BoardThe Virtual Weber Bullet is your best source for Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker information on the Web. Popular with competition barbecue teams, the WSM is an easy-to-use water smoker that’s equally at home in the backyard and is built with the same quality you expect from a Weber grill. Visit The Virtual Weber Bullet for 200+ articles about the WSM and its component parts, recipes, usage tips, modification ideas, and other BBQ-related resources. Not affiliated with Weber-Stephen Products LLC. www.virtualweberbullet.comThe Virtual Weber Bulletin Board is the premier online discussion forum for Weber charcoal grills, gas grills, smokers, portable grills, and accessories. Meet fellow Weber enthusiasts, ask questions, share recipes, troubleshoot problems, buy/sell grills, and so much more. Not affiliated with Weber-Stephen Products LLC. www.tvwbb.comFor Immediate Release Contact: Ric Gilbert – 408-219-1041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Green named an 18-man squad to travel to Sydney with the same backline that was present for most of 2016, including Kyle Feldt, Antonio Winterstein, Justin O’Neill and Kane Linnett to go with incumbent halves Michael Morgan and Johnathan Thurston.Handed his NRL debut in the pressure-cooker of an elimination final against the Brisbane Broncos in front of a sold-out home crowd last September, Ponga delivered an electrifying performance that gave Newcastle the confidence to sign him to a multi-million dollar deal starting in 2018.The 18-year-old further emphasised his immense talent with a sparkling debut at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines a fortnight ago but it appears as though Green is unwilling to squeeze him into the 17 for the season opener against the Raiders.Green knows Friday’s trial will be the last opportunity for the Cowboys to work on fine-tuning their attack after a low-scoring game against the Roosters in Mackay last Saturday. “What I’m most looking forward to out of this trial is probably just a few combinations, just getting those a little bit sharper, especially with the new guys coming into the team,” Green said.New recruit Ben Hampton will fill the utility role and Green wants the former Storm player ready to go. “Ben Hampton in that utility role… we want him to feel comfortable in the team,” Green said. The match will also be the last chance for forwards Sam Hoare, Patrick Kaufusi and Coen Hess to prove they are ready to go in Round 1. Asiata seems likely to retain his bench position from 2016, with Scott Bolton moving into a starting spot alongside co-captain Matt Scott in the front row.That leaves three players fighting it out for only two positions on the bench in Round 1. Hess played eight NRL games in 2016 and Kaufusi 12 whilst Hoare missed all of last season with a knee injury after playing 14 games across the previous two seasons.Friday night’s hit-out may go some way to solving Green’s headache but the decision is far from final. “Out of the young guys I think they all actually stood up. Everyone played well, the areas that I wanted to see those guys be good in they were,” he said of their performances against the Roosters.The trial match against the Tigers kicks off at 7pm AEDT and is the last for the Cowboys before they open their campaign against the Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday, March 4.