first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 09.01.12 Well done to all the teams that collected medals at the Minor Board Presentation Night last Friday in the Silver Tassie. 2011 was a fantastic year for the club’s Minor Board with titles being won in most age groups. Congratulations to Ciaran & Mary Maguire on winning the Minor Board People of the Year. Special thanks to All-Star Kevin Cassidy, our Special Guest for his time and kindness. Thank you to everyone that helped out on the night. The Nomination Papers are out by e-mail for our AGM that will be held in the Clubhouse on Sunday, January 29th at 1:30pm. If anyone requires a form by post, please contact Charlie McAteer All completed nomination forms must be returned to Charlie no later than Friday, January 20th. Late forms will not be accepted.Congratulations to Rose Boyle and Ciara Grant who were both nominated for Best Secondary School Sports Girl at the Donegal Sports Star Awards.O’Donnell Park will host the NFL Div. 1 game v Laois on Feb. 12th. A meeting will be held shortly to discuss arrangements.There was one winner in this week’s Lotto Draw. The winner matched 3 numbers and wins €100. The numbers drawn were 1-4-7-22 and the winner was Brain McAleer, Stoney Falls house, Lis Monaghan. Winnings as always can be collected in Blake’s Bar, Main St. Congratulations to Cathal Harvey and his bride Suzanne on their recent wedding.Congratulations to Alma and Seamus on their engagement.We extend our sympathies to the Treacy and Gallagher families, Glencar on their bereavements.  GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

You’re teaching my daughter WHAT in health class???

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What started out as a nice family meal out at one of our favorite fried chicken stops, turned into a conversation that had me boiling like the oil that cooked our supper that night.My 6th grade daughter began telling us about her day. Part of her studies for this quarter included a health class. I have to admit as a protective father the thought of what she might learn in health class scares me just a tad, but never in my wildest imagination did I think she would learn something like what she was about to tell me.Her health teacher loaded up a video that was called “Food, Inc.”! My heart literally stopped for a second, although that might have been a bit of the fried chicken’s fault too, but that’s beside the point.She went on to tell me, muffled by a chicken leg between her teeth, that many of the girls after class said that they would never eat meat again and felt so bad for the animals in the film. I was appalled and wrote this letter to the health teacher and the school principal.Good Afternoon,Over dinner last night, my daughter brought up that her health class curriculum included viewing the “documentary” “Food, Inc.”As a member of Ohio’s agriculture community and a very proud grandson of a farmer, I was disheartened to hear that this misleading, propaganda-filled movie was part of a health class curriculum. I was hoping for some insights on why this anti-agriculture biased film was part of a health class? Is it the intention of the local schools to teach kids that all of America’s hard working farmers are bad and that animal proteins are not healthy?These 6th grade students are very impressionable and I am in complete disagreement that such a movie is part of any class, unless there were an opportunity for actual farmers to share what really happens on family farms, which make up 97% of farms in this country and just how safe and healthy animal protein is to consume. I can arrange that if you would like.I feel that if we are teaching our children to come to conclusions about certain societal issues, they should hear both sides of the argument.I truly value the education that my daughter receives and I thank you both for the time you spend with her and all of your students. My only concern is about showing them documentaries that are one-sided and agenda-driven against something that is so important for people in my world and the world as a whole.I look forward to your response and I thank you for your time,Sincerely,TyThe first response I got was from the teacher, who wrote:By no means was this meant to be that at all. We talk about how the companies place things into our foods without us even knowing it… We looked at it from the food safety side, as well as what it means when things are organic products (grass fed; no antibiotics, and hormone free)… Totally agree — We talk about what the corporations have done to the farming industry and all the power they have; in fact we talked about in the video where the natural farmer raises his on all grass and not corn and the differences between the two.By no means was this a push for me to say that farming is bad. I was raised in eastern central Ohio in a rural community and support farming 100 percent.  Appreciate all the hard working farming communities.  I would love to have someone speak to our health classes… If you or someone you know would come and speak to our kiddos as that would be great!And I responded back:Our food safety system is one of the (if not the) safest in the world. With a huge urban population (only 1.5% of our society is farmers) that is not a small feat. Although I think there is room for all types of agriculture, including grass fed and organic, these methods are not sustainable with the amount of food needed. No meat that is sold in stores has antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to keep in livestock to keep them healthy, but there is a period before production that an animal is taken off the antibiotics. As for labels, I think that today’s labels are made simply for marketing and that should be part of your curriculum as well, i.e. “hormone-free” pork or poultry (hormones are never used in these animals).Then I got a phone call from the principal. Before he called me, he watched a few clips of “Food, Inc.” on YouTube and he sounded just as upset as I was about this type of film being shown inside the walls of his school.He assured me that he realized this video was not meant for teaching students about food, but for scaring them into not eating it. He was by no means a part of agriculture, he admitted, but a generation or two before him were farmers and he knew the importance of telling ag’s side of the story.That is exactly what will be happening from now on at this particular middle school. He has already contacted me since to see if I knew of some local farmers that would want to stop by to share what they do every day to keep our community, our nation and our world fed.Just so happens, I know a few of them.last_img read more

2013 School Sport Australia National Championships

first_imgAustralia’s best junior players have travelled to Darwin, NT to take part in the 2013 School Sport Australia National Championships from Monday, 14 October until Friday, 18 October 2013. Teams from every state in Australia will take part in the annual event, with four divisions battling it out in a bid to claim a national title – in the 12’s Boys, 12’s Girls, 15’s Boys and 15’s Girls divisions.Monday, Tuesday and Thursday will see round games take place, with each of the states to play each other once. Wednesday will see a break from games as the participants take part in a day of excursions, with finals to be played on Friday.To keep up-to-date with all of the latest results from the 2013 School Sport Australia National Championships, please visit the following website: LinksSchool Sport Nationalslast_img read more

10 months agoSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio missed Barcelona move over medical concerns

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio missed Barcelona move over medical concernsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio underwent a Barcelona medical – though missed out on a move this week.Globoesporte says Caio underwent a medical with a Barcelona club doctor who was sent to Brazil, following concerns which previously saw Atletico Madrid and Valencia having pulled out of deals for the 25-year-old.The physical condition of the defender eventually led Barcelona to instead opt for Jeison Murillo, who joined the club on loan from Valencia on Thursday.The deal for Caio would have been a free loan move with an obligatory purchase option worth €15m. last_img read more

Youth Urged To Become Custodians for SDGS

first_img State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. is calling on the nation’s youth to become custodians for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“Young Jamaicans… must understand the importance of not only planning but taking these goals to action and why they are doing so,” he said.The State Minister was speaking at a post-Voluntary National Review (VNR) and Human Development Indices Information and Dissemination Session at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Thursday (September 27).The SDGs are part of the United Nation’s (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the General Assembly in September 2015. It emphasises a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.Senator Charles Jr. further noted that there is an opportunity to get the Jamaican diaspora involved in the process.“(We need to) make sure that every Jamaican at home and abroad understands why these SDGs  are important and that they do whatever they can to help that process along, building our capacity to ensure that this works,” he said.During the session, Senator Charles provided an update on Jamaica’s VNR document that was delivered in July 2018 to the UN High-Level Political Forum (UN HLPF) on the implementation of the SDGs.The UN High-Level Political Forum is the platform for countries to review progress on implementation of the SDGs, and the VNRs provide the opportunity for countries to share experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned with a view to accelerating implementation of the SDGs.The Foreign Affairs State Minister, who led a delegation comprising representatives from Government, civil society, private sector and academia, said the forum was “an awesome experience”.“I left the UN feeling hopeful, and I continue to feel hope that we are going to achieve our goals, because if we can put together the kind of excellent, cross-cutting multi-sector, multi-agency  presentation and preparation that we have with the VNR, it means that we lack nothing.“We have everything.  Every tool, every asset, every element that is required to move our country to exactly where we deserve it to be is right here, but we need to make sure that we do not stop the discussion at simply having a great plan,” he argued.In his remarks, UN Resident Coordinator, Bruno Pouezat, said team Jamaica “stood out” at the UN High-Level Political Forum, where it was one of 47 countries and one of only two from the Caribbean.Jamaica’s VNR Report highlighted, among other things, strong national ownership and commitment to the SDGs; a systematic and integrated framework for monitoring implementation of national development priorities; the key development achievements since 2015, and priorities for 2018-2021; and the inclusiveness and participation of stakeholders in the process.The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are focused on 1) no poverty; 2) zero hunger; 3) good health and well-being; 4) quality education; 5) gender equality; 6) clean water and sanitation; 7) affordable and clean energy; 8) decent work and economic growth; 9) industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10) reduced inequality; 11) sustainable cities and communities; 12) responsible consumption and production; 13) climate action; 14) life below water; 15) life on land; 16) peace and justice-strong institutions; 17) and partnership to achieve the goals.The SDGs, to which Jamaica is a signatory, are consistent with the country’s Vision 2030 – National Development Plan, which seeks to reposition the island to achieve developed country status and, in the process, make it the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.The information session was staged by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Statistical Institute of Jamaica and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).It sought to share highlights from the High-Level Political Forum; Jamaica’s progress in implementing the SDGs; as well as the 2018 Human Development Indices for Jamaica. “Young Jamaicans… must understand the importance of not only planning but taking these goals to action and why they are doing so,” he said. State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. is calling on the nation’s youth to become custodians for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The State Minister was speaking at a post-Voluntary National Review (VNR) and Human Development Indices Information and Dissemination Session at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Thursday (September 27). Story Highlightslast_img read more

Former Shark Tank contestant hit with drug charge

first_imgFREEHOLD, N.J. – A former contestant on ABC’s “Shark Tank” is facing charges that he belonged to a New Jersey cocaine-distribution ring.John DePaola was among nine defendants arrested Sunday. The Monmouth County prosecutor said Monday that the group distributed cocaine in the Freehold area.DePaola is charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine. His lawyer, Herbert Ellis, calls the charge “baffling” and “without merit.” He says that DePaola is not a “druggie” or a drug dealer.The 53-year-old Jackson resident appeared on a 2014 episode of “Shark Tank.” His company, which sells paint brush covers, attracted a $200,000 investment from “Shark Tank” personality Lori Greiner.DePaola and his business partners said in a follow-up segment that their product landed in 14,000 stores nationwide, with $1.5 million in sales.last_img read more

Bumrah Shami Jadeja and Poonam recommended for Arjuna

first_imgNew Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday recommended the names of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna Award. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) met in the Capital to discuss the matter in the presence of GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim. Karim had proposed the names of the cricketers. Bumrah has been an integral part of the Indian side in recent times and will be leading the bowling attack for India at the World Cup. Shami has also been in great form in recent times and made a remarkable comeback into the Indian limited-overs side after being considered only for the longer format in the last couple of seasons. Jadeja, who till recently was only part of the Indian Test side, has also made a return to the limited overs team and has been picked as the third spinner in the 15-member squad for the World Cup in England and Wales. Poonam has been deservedly nominated from the women’s team.last_img read more

Ohio State football seniors legacy up for debate

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — You could use three words to describe the now-departed Ohio State football senior class: good, bad and ugly. For several Buckeye seniors, whose legacy to OSU football might be in question, Monday’s season-ending 24-17 loss to Florida in the 2012 Gator Bowl, was an opportunity to reflect on the highs, the lows and the forgettable moments of their OSU careers. Several players, including senior center Michael Brewster, pointed to back-to-back Bowl Championship Series victories in the 2010 Rose Bowl and the 2011 Sugar Bowl as a reminder of the class’ accomplishments. “We had a good run in the middle — two BCS bowl wins, three Big Ten championships,” Brewster said. “There were a lot of what ifs about this year — what could have been. But we won a Sugar Bowl and a Rose bowl back-to-back. I think that’s something that’s pretty amazing.” The 2011 Sugar Bowl victory to which Brewster referred — a 31-26 win against Arkansas — was later vacated by the university, along with the entire 2010 regular season, for NCAA rules violations. To be sure, OSU football’s class of 2011 enjoyed bowl triumphs, or “good” moments. Then the 2011 season began — a season some members of Buckeye Nation might consider a low moment in the program’s history. OSU lost seven games for the first time since 1897. The campaign fraught with turbulence on and off the playing field for each team member, but especially the members of the class of 2011. The season-ending defeat to Florida elicited different reactions from the departing Buckeyes and their teammates that remain. Off-field transgressions — many of which were committed by OSU seniors — resulted in penalties for OSU football. On Dec. 19, the NCAA Committee on Infractions handed the team a one-year postseason ban and slashed a total of nine scholarships over three years due to multiple violations. In December 2010, five OSU football players, former quarterback Terrelle Pryor, senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, senior left tackle Mike Adams, senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron and redshirt senior defensive end Solomon Thomas, were suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season after selling Buckeye football memorabilia in exchange for improper benefits in the form of tattoos. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Jordan Whiting also received a one-game ban. Posey, who was suspended for a total of 10 games for two separate NCAA violations, said there weren’t many on-field positives for him to draw from in 2011. “It’s definitely not wins, and it’s not like a good football season as far as things go,” Posey said. “This was definitely a humbling experience.” Not all OSU seniors’ careers were marred by controversy though. Redshirt senior linebacker Tyler Moeller removed his scarlet and gray jersey for the final time Monday. The game brought about an end to Moeller’s six-year career at Ohio Stadium, which saw the player battle back from injuries and an assault and subsequent brain trauma. “It’s sad and disappointing at the same time,” Moeller said of leaving the Buckeyes. “Having your last game to take it (your jersey) off be a loss, it’s tough. It’s been a great journey. Ending with a loss is just tough.” After Monday’s loss, senior linebacker Andrew Sweat talked about the pride he takes in having been a part of OSU football, saying the experience was “surreal.” “You get to here and you’re so excited to play for a prestigious program like Ohio State,” Sweat said. “You experience all the highs that we’ve experienced, and obviously this season was full of lows. But that only makes you better as a person. Players like Moeller and Sweat might be cause for former coach and now-assistant defensive coordinator Luke Fickell’s affinity for the departing seniors. “What we think of their legacy and what you write about their legacy is two completely different things,” Fickell said. “For us, we know that they’ve fought through and battled a lot of things. We know what they mean to us, and how we feel about them.” read more

Football Tate Martell leaves confidence and dreams at Ohio State with transfer

Urban Meyer speaks to former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell (18) in the fourth quarter of the game against Michigan State on Nov. 10. Ohio State won 26-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor“Why would I leave for someone who hasn’t put in a single second into this program?” These were the words Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell said on Dec. 30 when news surfaced that Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields was thinking of transferring to the Buckeyes.Now, not even a month later, Martell has left.On Wednesday, Martell announced he will be transferring from Ohio State to play for the University of Miami.The announcement came as only Martell could do it: out of the blue and in dramatic fashion, with a photoshopped Twitter picture of him and his two former high school teammates in Hurricanes uniforms, 14 minutes past midnight.“To just run away from somebody who hasn’t put a single second into workouts anything like that and doesn’t know what the program is all about, there’s not a chance.”In 17 days, Martell went from extreme confidence in his position to someone ready to jump ship.On Jan. 10, he put his name in the transfer portal, allowing other teams to contact him about joining their programs.The next day, Martell took “The Ohio State University” out of his Twitter bio, leaving “Quarterback at…” in its place.As he has done since high school, when he decommitted from two schools before choosing the Buckeyes, Martell made much ado about his future, posting Instagram stories in his stops at West Virginia and Miami, retweeting an old Rutgers highlight video and liking team-specific tweets before ultimately selecting the Hurricanes.“I just don’t want [Fields] to make a bad decision, because he’s trying to go somewhere he’s about to play, when you transfer, you’re going to play, and by all means, I’ll be cool … It’s gonna be a lot more difficult than it seems like just walking in, and there’s the job.”The man responsible for Martell’s departure is Fields, who announced his transfer to Ohio State on Jan. 4.Martell entered his name into the transfer portal six days later, and left six days after that.Fields was a five-star dual-threat quarterback prospect out of high school, and one of the highest rated in history. The former Georgia quarterback is still waiting to see if he will be allowed to play in 2019, and, if he gains eligibility, he would take the reins as the runaway favorite to win the starting job.Martell is not waiting. He is gone.“I will [be the starting quarterback]. I am 100 percent sure on that.” Something between Dec. 30 and Jan. 10 clearly changed in Martell’s outlook on his future.Maybe it was during the men’s basketball game between the Buckeyes and Michigan State on Jan. 5, where Fields sat by Haskins and former head coach Urban Meyer.During that game, Martell posted an Instagram story sitting somewhere in the upper deck. Haskins, Fields and Meyer sat courtside.Martell deleted that story before the game ended. Fields took to Instagram to follow not his then-teammate, but instead Martell’s sister, Rylee, the same day.In 2018, Martell was confident he had done enough to prove himself as the guy who can “go out there and put on a show” if redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins officially decided to leave the program.Fields joined the team on Jan. 4, but Martell was ready to fight for the position he thought was rightfully his.Haskins left, as expected, on Jan. 7. But three days later, Martell got ready to do the same.“I wanted to win a game for you, that’s all I wanted to do.”Meyer and Martell have always had a strong relationship, with the former head coach calling him an “elite competitor” throughout the season, constantly looking for ways to get him into the game.Martell, a four-star prospect out of Las Vegas who went undefeated in his high-school career, switched from Washington to Texas A&M to Ohio State, thanks to Meyer and former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.Now, with Meyer’s retirement from head coaching, there was no longer going to be anybody left on the sidelines who made Martell join the Buckeyes in the first place.Martell said following the Rose Bowl win he was very emotional when he found out Meyer was leaving, saying he was “the only guy that was really on the offensive side that was still here” from when he was recruited.With Day at the helm, who arrived after Martell had committed, maybe the offense was moving in a direction that left Martell out of the big picture, recruiting pro-style quarterback Matthew Baldwin in 2018.“I feel like it’s my turn to go out there and do my thing. I feel like I’ve earned that. I’ve worked extremely hard to get to the point where I am and each year, I keep climbing and getting better. At this point, I know I am very comfortable with where I am at and what I can go out and do.”At that time, it was clear Martell was confident in his abilities to take over a playbook he thought was far too difficult for someone to learn in a single offseason.Martell said it would have been “an absolute s**t show” if he started as soon as he came to Ohio State due to the complexities of Ohio State’s playbook.But between his boastings about his talents and his entry in the transfer portal 11 days later, what Martell said on Dec. 30 can explain his reason for leaving.It is Martell’s turn, and that turn was not a likely option if he chose to stay another year at Ohio State.Fields and Martell could have duked it out in the spring game and over the summer, but Martell didn’t want to take the chances of losing the job.Just like in 2018, when Haskins all but sealed the race and Joe Burrow transferred to LSU.Martell knows his time is now, like Burrow knew when he left for the Tigers. Martell’s time to prove his potential is at Miami.But with his departure, he leaves a dream.A dream of strong promises of what he would have done in 2019 when he got his chance.Martell leaves with unfinished goals and unfulfilled aspirations not just from his comments on Dec. 30, but from his childhood.“I want to play for Ohio State. It’s been my dream since I was born to play for Ohio State. I am not just going to walk away from something that I have put so much time into and there is not a chance that I won’t go out there and compete for that.” read more

Putin thanks FIFA for keeping Sports outside of politics

first_imgRussia is the host of  2018 World Cup amid persistent tension with the West about issues such as Moscow’s interference in Ukraine, it’s alleged meddling in US elections, and the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in England.Russian president Vladimir Putin addressed representatives of more than 200 national soccer federations at the 68th FIFA Congress today ahead of  the World Cup tournament opening tomorrow and said, according to Radio Free Europe:“I would like to make special note of FIFA’s adherence to the principle of sports outside of politics,’”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“Russia has always supported this approach.”Putin will attend the opening game of the World Cup, as Russia plays Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The tournament, which will be played at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities, ends on July 15.The FIFA Congress has rule out Morocco and selected US, Canada and Mexico as the host of the 2026 World Cup.last_img read more