Get in the saddle for sick kids with ‘Tour De County’…

first_imgTo find out more and sign up today to take part in the ‘Tour De County’ for CHI at Temple Street and Crumlin, visit or Don’t forget to tag them in your social media posts and share your ‘Tour De County’ pictures and videos with the following hashtags #TourDeCounty and #MiracleMiles. Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Posttour de county Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleFamilies take to the street to call for more spaceNext articleCarbery set for September return as Munster return to training Meghann Scully Print Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsGet in the saddle for sick kids with ‘Tour De County’ supporting CHI at Temple Street and CrumlinBy Meghann Scully – June 23, 2020 101 Pictured are Ersen Yetis, Molly McNulty and Ella McNulty helping to launch the Tour De County fundraising campaign in support of CMRF Crumlin and Temple Street Foundation. – Clock up miracle miles on your bike this June, July and August and raise much-needed funds for sick children in CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street. Visit or today to find out more and get involved!TEMPLE Street Foundation and CMRF Crumlin – which are both part of the Children’s Health Foundation family – are inviting everyone in Co. Limerick to take part in their ‘Tour De County’ challenge fundraiser in support of sick children and their families in CHI at Temple Street and Crumlin. Linkedin ‘Tour De County’ is challenging you to clock up miracle miles on your bike this June, July and August while raising vital funds for our beloved children’s hospitals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Whether it’s a leisurely spin or a county-wide expedition, cyclists of all levels and fitness are invited to get in the saddle and explore the beauty of their county on two wheels, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.There are many hidden gems tucked away in our own cities, towns and countryside, so why not get your friends and family to join in the fun and plan a cycling route around Co. Limerick.Children’s Health Foundation exists to support the urgent, life-saving and ongoing paediatric care that children from all counties in Ireland receive in CHI at Temple Street and Crumlin every single day.From funding cutting-edge equipment and ground-breaking paediatric research to providing essential patient and parental supports and supporting a whole range of services in CHI – this support is only made possible through the kindness and generosity of supporters around the country.Commenting on the ‘Tour De County’ challenge, Chief Executive of Children’s Health Foundation, Denise Fitzgerald says, “Right now in CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street we need your support more than ever.“Every minute of every day, sick children are coming through the doors of Temple Street and Crumlin in need of the expert, loving care that only CHI’s world-class medical staff can provide.” she said.She adds, “Here in Children’s Health Foundation – with the help and kindness of our supporters around the country – we can continue to make a real and positive difference for sick children and their families.”last_img read more

Shelia Jackson in concert Friday night

first_img Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “They will join the entire cast on the finale and that should be something the audience and the cast will remember for a long time,” she said. “If you don’t leave filled with the Christmas spirit, then we didn’t do our job.”Jackson will have two soloists, Dr. Diane Orlofsky and Susie Wood, who will join her for the first time.“Everyone is familiar with Dr. Orlofsky’s talent and I am honored to share the stage with her,” Jackson said. “Susie will be incredible with ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow.’ She will be backed by our backup singers.”Ten children will join Jackson on “Silent Night” and that, too, will be a very moving moment in the show, she said. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Each year, Jackson likes to invite new people to the stage.“Our band is outstanding. Our accompanists are outstanding. Our backup singers are outstanding, as are our guest vocalists and musicians,” Jackson said. “And, of course so are the Troy University Dancers who will open the show with us. This year, we will have several new people on stage and we are excited to have them be a part of the Christmas show.”Jackson said that Troy University’s very talented singing group, frequency, will sing in the show for the first time, as will the Troy University music fraternities, Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Sponsored Content You Might Like Missing dog returns home with the help of social networking Carter, the Dillard family pup, that went missing on Tuesday morning was found and is tail-waggin’ proud to be home… read more When Shelia Jackson says that the Shelia Jackson & Company Christmas Concert on Friday night will be a variety show, she means it.The annual holiday concert is sponsored by the Troy Art Council and brings together a “variety” of talent from around the county and beyond.“We have so much musical talent in and round Pike County that it amazes me,” Jackson said. “After the Christmas Concert each year, people come up to me and call saying that they were so impressed with the wide range of talent n the show. The Christmas Concert is a wonderful way to usher in the Christmas season and to showcase the talent that we have here.” Shelia Jackson in concert Friday night “The first part of the Christmas concert will be a variety show while the last part will be all Christmas songs,” she said. “We’ll singing a variety of seasonal songs from ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ to ‘Go Tell It on the Mountain’ and ‘O Holy Night.’ The finale is being kept under wraps.”Tickets for the Shelia Jackson & Company Christmas Concert are $10 each.“The Troy Arts Council wants the Christmas concert to be affordable,” Jackson said. “This concert is really the TAC’s gift to the community at Christmas time. We hope everyone will come and experience the joy of Christmas in song, dance and music.”Tickets will be available at the door. Show time is 7 p.m. Friday at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University. Latest Storieslast_img read more

Crews respond to early morning fire in Binghamton

first_imgAuthorities say the cause of the fire is currently unknown, and the investigation is ongoing. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Fire officials say they responded to a house fire early Sunday morning in Binghamton. Officials say they were able to rescue the woman from the basement. Neither her or anyone else was injured in the incident, according to Binghamton Fire. Authorities say a fire broke out at 78 Liberty Street shortly after 6 a.m. When crews responded, they found a woman trapped in the basement of an apartment. Stay with 12 News as we continue to update this developing story.last_img read more

Claims on Govt Cannabis Pamphlet Labelled As “Inflated”, “Unrealistic”, “Unachievable” – NZMJ

first_imgMedia Release SayNopeToDope NZ 3 August 2020The claims on the cannabis referendum pamphlet sent to households by the government have been labelled as ‘inflated’, ‘unrealistic’, and ‘unlikely to be achievable’ in the latest edition of the New Zealand Medical Journal. And the proposed bill comes in for scathing criticism from the Auckland University academics who authored the article.The article “New Zealand’s ‘Cannabis Legalisation and Regulation Bill’: an evidence-based assessment and critique of essential regulatory components towards policy outcomes” by Benedikt Fischer and Dimitri Daldegan-Bueno assert that illegal cannabis markets and supply will remain “active and resilient after the implementation of legalisation”, that there is “no reason to assume why young people’s access to cannabis should be expected to decrease in the context of—overall increased—availability of both legal and illegal markets/supply”, and that “legal production, distribution and use is also likely to increase, rather than decrease cannabis ‘public visibility’, and overall societal ‘normalisation’” as a result of any potential legalisation.Other parts of the proposed legislation also come in for significant criticism:“the age limit is inconsistent with age limits for other legal drug use… [F]or alcohol use—an arguably more hazardous substance, especially for young people—no minimum consumption age exists, and the purchase age for tobacco products is 18 years. Thus, the proposed age limit for cannabis is not scientifically supported but appears rather arbitrary, nor is it consistent or policy-coherent in regards to other, widely used legal substances. Here political considerations appear to have trumped science, with questionable compromising for results.”“limiting cannabis use to private homes, by design, will bring substantial health risk to other parties; it also contravenes longstanding efforts to direct away tobacco smoking from homes.”“‘home-growing’ creates a backdoor that directly undermines these protective safeguards. The restrictions for cannabis ‘home-growing’ are practically impossible for authorities to monitor or enforce (unless accepting inspections to regularly search private homes)… [H]ome-growing facilitates potential and easy access to cannabis products by others (eg, including minors), and so can easily enable cannabis diversion”For retail distribution, it is “unclear how density for legal cannabis retail outlets will be regulated or restricted” and that “despite well-intended public health goals, their operational viability and economic success will naturally depend on and strive for increased volumes of customers and sales.”“commercial cannabis industry entities will likely either quickly merge with, or follow the commercial business strategies of large-scale multi-national cannabis, or alcohol and tobacco corporations.”“many cannabis products the legal retail market—for example, for health protections—restricts or bans will remain on offer by illegal sources.”Regarding criminalisation and ‘social justice’, “it is unlikely that the extensive list of new and remaining offenses defined, combined with the likely levels of popular (non-) compliance, will lead to such substantial reductions.” And that “it is unclear whether the practical enforcement of core offenses under legalisation will substantially serve to improve social justice, or rather shift while extending previous discretion and systemic biases under new covers. Conversely, there are key areas where substantially increased, targeted law enforcement would be required to secure legalisation’s essential public health and safety objectives.”“This is a scathing assessment of the sales pitch that the government has given voters. The government tries to argue through their pamphlet that “The bill’s purpose is to reduce harm to people and communities” – but that is purely the view of those lobbying for change. Those against the legislation are arguing that legalisation will lead to more harm to people and communities, and this latest analysis backs our position,” says spokesperson Aaron Ironside.“The use of cannabis is associated with increased risks of a number of adverse outcomes including educational delay, welfare dependence, increased risks of psychotic symptoms, major depression, increased risks of motor vehicle accidents, increased risks of tobacco use, increased risks of other illicit drug use, and respiratory impairment. At a time when New Zealand’s mental health system is bursting at the seams, why would we go and legitimise a mind-altering product which will simply add to social harm?”last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 7

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 755; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 747; 3. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 674; 4. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 646; 5. Jeffry Sheppard Jr., Golden Valley, Ariz., 619; 6. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 544; 7. Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., 541; 8. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 530; 9. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 505; 10. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 503; 11. Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 479; 12. John P. Gober, Poolville, Texas, 478; 13. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 473; 14. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 464; 15. Johnny Morris Jr., Queen Creek, Ariz., 456; 16. Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif., 453; 17. Don Earven, Globe, Ariz., 442; 18. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 438; 19. R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif., 428; 20. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 416.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 120; 2. Brian Harris, Davenport, Iowa, 99; 3. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 93; 4. Stephan Kammerer, Blue Grass, Iowa, 91; 5. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 85; 6. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 81; 7. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 78; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 75; 9. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 73; 10. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 72; 11. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, and Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, both 71; 13. Brian Hunter, Independence, Iowa, and Jason Rauen, Farley, Iowa, both 69; 15. Mike Garland, Morrison, Ill., 68; 16. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, and Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., both 67; 18. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 65; 19. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, Iowa, and Colby Springsteen, Wapello, Iowa, both 64.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 447; 2. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 408; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 373; 4. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 328; 5. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 283; 6. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 269; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 249; 8. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 235; 9. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 234; 10. Regan Hawkins, Troup, Texas, 228; 11. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 222; 12. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 200; 13. Bryson Oeschger, Amarillo, Texas, 199; 14. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 198; 15. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 188; 16. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 179; 17. Brandon Long, Wichita Falls, Texas, and George White, Fort Worth, Texas, both 177; 19. Dustin Gates, Haughton, La., 170; 20. Herbert R. Wood II, Kennedale, Texas, 165.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 558; 2. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 529; 3. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 524; 4. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 520; 5. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 480; 6. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 432; 7. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 429; 8. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 427; 9. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 408; 10. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 407; 11. Randy Killen, Des Moines, Iowa, 404; 12. Dustin White, Lamesa, Texas, 398; 13. Cary White, Lamesa, Texas, 393; 14. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 389; 15. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 386; 16. Casey Woken, Ogallala, Neb., and Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, both 371; 18. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 369; 19. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 365; 20. Steven Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 354.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 495; 2. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 492; 3. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 490; 4. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 446; 5. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 413; 6. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan., 407; 7. Leonard Jones, Yuma, Ariz., 397; 8. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 392; 9. Leonard Manos, Yuma, Ariz., 374; 10. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 363; 11. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 360; 12. Dustin Griffiths, Ottumwa, Iowa, 358; 13. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 357; 14. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 354; 15. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 346; 16. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 343; 17. Justin Lichty, Waterloo, Iowa, 341; 18. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 338; 19. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 335; 20. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 332.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 539; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 512; 3. Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas, 504; 4. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 495; 5. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 433; 6. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 420; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 415; 8. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 390; 9. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 340; 10. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 338; 11. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 323; 12. Levy Galmor, Elk City, Okla., 312; 13. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 299; 14. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 297; 15. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 293; 16. Steve Wade, Waco, Texas, 292; 17. Tanner Houston, Odessa, Texas, 283; 18. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 279; 19. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 275; 20. David Sanford, Abilene, Texas, 271.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 802; 2. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 554; 3. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 553; 4. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 511; 5. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 507; 6. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 492; 7. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 480; 8. Josh Hensley, Atwater, Calif., 433; 9. Lucas James Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 424; 10. Colby Heishman, Brooklyn, Iowa, 418; 11. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 411; 12. Sam Robert Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, 391; 13. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 385; 14. Austin Carter, Jamestown, Kan., 375; 15. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 371; 16. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 366; 17. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 358; 18. Jeremy Hoff, Copperopolis, Calif., 352; 19. Brandon Dale, Memphis, Mo., 349; 20. Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., 347.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dalton Kron, Algona, Iowa, 412; 2. Trent Orwig, Wayland, Iowa, 406; 3. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 387; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 370; 5. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 360; 6. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 359; 7. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 353; 8. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 350; 9. Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa, 337; 10. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 333; 11. John Girdley, Wayland, Iowa, 321; 12. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 306; 13. Art Herzog, Hays, Kan., 297; 14. Randy Murphy, Ellis, Kan., 280; 15. Danny Sassman Jr., Fort Dodge, Iowa, 279; 16. Devin Jones, Clear Lake, Iowa, 266; 17. Brandon Lobdell, Solomon, Kan., 263; 18. Kiowa Higdon, Hays, Kan., 260; 19. Danny Sims, Decatur, Texas, and John Whalen, Ainsworth, Iowa, both 252.last_img read more

Trautner triumphs on record-setting night three of Sanders Mod Tour at Jamestown

first_imgBy Mike SpiekerJAMESTOWN, N.D. (Aug. 20) – The penultimate night of the inaugural Sanders Modified Chal­lenge Tour brought a new record 54 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds to Jamestown Speed­way for the Saturday night special.Compared to the standard of the first two nights, Saturday’s event was a bit offbeat. After failing to transfer out of the heat race, point leader Austin Arneson made a big charge in the “B” feature but came up a half-car length short of finishing in the top four and moving on to the main event.Jamie Trautner led the 25-lap feature wire to wire to score the victory in the $2,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying headliner. “This is outstanding. When I started racing I ran Jamestown and Norman County Raceway and I’ve never won here. I’ve been close a few times here, but I finally got one and this is the biggest one of my career,” Trautner said from victory lane. “I knew there was so many good guys behind me that if I didn’t hit my mark, they were going to be rolling by.”Trautner started outside the front row and ran the cushion to beat pole sitter Jerry Lamb off turn two. Riding right in Trautner’s tire tracks was Ryan Mikkelson, who started in fourth.The first caution flew on lap three when Hunter Marriott and Hank Berry made contact in turn three, which sent Marriot to the back. On the restart, Darin Duffy challenged Mikkelson for the runner-up position but Mikkelson withstood the threat. On the following circuit Marriot was in trou­ble again as he was spun in turn two, bringing out the caution. He would rebound to finish eighth.Restarts were the key for Trautner as he was able to not only fend off Mikkelson and Duffy, but pull away from the pack on most occasions.“I’m not a very good restarter,” admitted Trautner. “Every time we had a restart I kept thinking, ‘When do I hit the gas, when do I hit the gas? I have to protect the bottom, then get to the top. If I get passed I guess it’s just not my night, it’s theirs,’ but it worked out.”The final caution of the race flew on the lap six restart when Tyler Peterson and Mikkelson made heavy contact in turn two. As a result, Peterson spun exiting the corner as several other cars also spun out trying to avoid getting caught up.One driver that wasn’t as fortunate was Friday night’s Out-Pace Racing Products hard charger, Dave Shipley. Shipley had no where to go and made significant contact with the left front of Peter­son’s machine, which sent the rear end of Shipley’s car airborne. Shipley landed on all fours, and was unharmed in the incident, but both he and Peterson were done for the night.Trautner was able to hold on for one more restart and went on to lead the final five laps as Duffy sneaked by Mikkelson on the final lap to take second. Tyler Hall wheeled his way from 14th to fourth, while Rich Pavlicek rounded out the top five after starting ninth.John Nord was the Out-Pace Racing Products hard charger, advancing from 22nd to 10th to score the $100 bonus.Feature results – 1. Jamie Trautner; 2. Darin Duffy; 3. Ryan Mikkelson; 4. Tyler Hall; 5. Rich Pavlicek; 6. Hank Berry; 7. Rob VanMil; 8. Hunter Marriott; 9. Greg Friestad; 10. John Nord, 11. Tim Thomas; 12. Tory Heupel; 13. Tom Silver; 14. Bob Banish Jr.; 15. Jerry Lamb; 16. Andrew Michel; 17. Jeff Odden; 18. Jarrett Carter; 19. Cody Peterson; 20. Dave Shipley; 21. Mike John­son; 22. Josh Eberhardt; 23. Tyler Peterson; 24. Marlyn Seidler; 25. Michael Griffin.last_img read more

FB : SU’s Bailey, Gulley look to replace workhorse Carter in backfield

first_imgAs Antwon Bailey took the first carry on the first play between Syracuse’s offense and defense, a new team finally began playing football with pads. And Bailey started it off with a bang. Literally.Bailey broke outside to the left and burst downfield. As safety Olando Fisher came in to attempt a tackle, SU’s top running back bowled him over. The sound of the collision, followed by Bailey motoring onward down the field, got all of the SU players on the sideline yelling.‘I missed it, man,’ Bailey said. ‘I got the ball, Coach told me it was full go, so I knew no matter what I was running into somebody. Somebody had to pay.’Bailey’s run set the tone for a physical practice as the Orange practiced for the first time this spring in full pads Tuesday at Manley Field House. The rising senior running back is taking over the reigns as the go-to back in the Syracuse offense after spending the past two years as the change-of-pace back behind Delone Carter.SU head coach Doug Marrone said two weeks ago he wouldn’t be able to fully evaluate anyone until the team was going at it in full gear. On Tuesday, he said the first day in pads was a little rough.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I think we haven’t played football in so long,’ Marrone said. ‘It just always reminds me, I know that it just goes back to that saying. … You never start where you left off.’At the running back position, SU certainly isn’t starting where it left off. The Orange left the Pinstripe Bowl with a Most Valuable Player performance from Carter, but he’s no longer in an SU uniform.Bailey and sophomore Prince-Tyson Gulley are the two backs atop SU’s spring depth chart. Gulley saw significant time returning kicks a year ago, in addition to a few scattered carries. He is now expected to contribute much more on the offensive end.After Bailey’s pop on Fisher, the very next play went to Gulley. He broke off a long run down the right sideline. That run continued the hot offensive start Bailey initiated.‘It was good to get out there with everything and once again being out there with the fellas,’ Bailey said. ‘It was a good time, I think we had a good day overall.’Carter was in attendance Tuesday, walking around the field throughout many of the drills. He’s one of many players from last year’s team participating in Syracuse’s pro day on Wednesday. Bailey said the former SU running back works as a great mentor to his heir apparent.They’re still in constant communication.‘All the time,’ Bailey said. ‘I talk with him and also Curtis Brinkley. He calls me from time to time, too.‘They just let me know it’s my time now, and it’s on my shoulders.’Players, coaches unsatisfied with practiceChandler Jones felt like the defense got beat Tuesday. In the first practice after a 12-day layoff, he didn’t feel like he was as prepared as he should have been.‘I felt like I didn’t do my best job today,’ said Jones, a rising senior defensive end. ‘And it’s my job and my responsibility to bring an even better Chandler Jones back on Thursday.’Jones’ sentiments about practice were on par with Marrone and a couple of the other players. The team still needs to work on its foundation and its fundamentals, Marrone said, and it has a long way to go.At one point in the midst of SU’s 11-on-11 drill, Marrone had enough. Players got a little choppy after a couple of plays, and the third-year head coach screamed, ‘Hey!’ before calling the entire team into a huddle.‘We talk to our players all the time about making sure it’s not combative,’ Marrone said. ‘And today it got a little combative at one point, and when it does, you just stop it. You teach a lesson and move on.’Wales leaves teamBeckett Wales, a rising sophomore tight end, has taken a leave of absence from Syracuse University for personal reasons, Marrone said Tuesday. He said Wales will be welcomed back to the team at the appropriate [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Global opens AFC Cup bid vs Thanh Hoa

first_imgCoach Marjo Allado’s charges will be up against a Thanh Hoa side that reached the final round of qualifying in the AFC Champions League a few weeks ago. Kickoff for the match is set at 5:30 p.m.The Filipino mentor admitted kicking off their campaign on the road makes their path to the knockout stages even more difficult.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“An away game is always tough to start a tournament but we will give our best to have a good result ,” said Allado.Allado is aware of the threat posed by Thanh Hoa, which finished second in the Vietnamese top flight last season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFC CUP PHOTOPhilippines Football League club Global Cebu starts its uphill climb to qualify out of its group in the AFC Cup on Saturday when it battles FLC Thanh Hoa of Vietnam at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi.Following the departure of skipper Misagh Bahadoran, midfielder Dennis Villanueva and defender Amani Aguinaldo, Global is faced with a tough task of getting its act together quickly with new signings Daniel Gadia, Jinggoy Valmayor, Curt Dizon and Ian Lee expected to play key roles.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I’ve seen watching some of their games to see their strengths and weaknesses,” said Allado. “I believe the team had a good run last year. They also trained in South Korea which is colder than here so they are ready.”With Bahadoran’s departure, goalkeeper Patrick Deyto has been elevated to captain the side.Deyto said starting their campaign on the wrong foot in a group that also includes Bali United of Indonesia and Yangon United of Myanmar will be one of the keys to surviving the group stage.“I agree with our coach that playing away from home is always hard but we will do everything to get the full three points,” said Deyto.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With extraordinary political theater, Winter Olympics begin Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Remembering Nora Friel: Students dedicate garden to beloved principal

first_imgA bright red bench, a little purple teapot, a floral mural, and a scattering of heartwarming quotes – these are just some of the elements of a new garden opened in memory of Ms Nora Friel at Loreto Letterkenny.Sadness swept across Donegal last November when Nora Friel, a stalwart of education, passed away at the age of 59.But from that grief bloomed an idea for a beautiful tribute. Senior students of Loreto Letterkenny have this week opened a remembrance garden in celebration of the life of their former principal.The memorial space is an opportunity for staff and students of Loreto, Ms Friel’s family and friends, and the wider community to reflect on the Carrigart native’s legacy and wonderful attributes.Former Loreto Letterkenny Principal, the late Nora Friel‘‘Ms Friel always saw the best in everyone and wouldn’t stop looking until she found it,” says one quote on display – which sums up the impact she had on thousands of young lives throughout her career.Five months of planning went into the garden project, which was spearheaded by the sixth year prefects under the leadership of Head Girl Katherine Kelly and Deputy Head Girl Katie Harvey. The project blossomed from one prefect’s thoughtful idea, Katie explained: “We wanted to do something to honour Ms Friel. We thought we’d do a small flower bed, but when we reached out for help for funding, all of a sudden people started pouring in donations. We realised that her impact on the community was so much bigger than we anticipated.”Donations flooded in from local businesses, multinationals, the Letterkenny Chamber, the School Board of Management and individuals who wanted to create a fitting tribute to Nora.“We decided to call the garden the Evergreen Garden, so that her memory will always live on and the garden will always be in bloom,” Katie said.Evergreen Garden at Loreto Letterkenny created in memory of the late Nora FrielTommy Spratt Property Maintenance was enlisted to design the garden, while the girls employed their DIY and art skills to add personal touches.A ceramic teapot stands out from the shrubbery, and any student who knew Ms Friel would know what that’s about. “She always walked about the corridors with a big cup of tea and her big phone,” Katherine fondly recalled.“Any problem you had, you knew you could go up to Ms Friel and she would make you a cup of tea,” said Katie.“A principal is usually someone who is strict and not someone you would consider a friend, but Ms Friel was just one of those people you couldn’t but get along with,” she added.Oaktree Workshop participants at St Conal’s Hospital built a memorial bench and created slates with wood-burned quotes for the garden. The sayings are a reminder of Ms Friel’s unique qualities. The corridors of Loreto Letterkenny fell silent last November when Ms Friel passed away following an illness.In the days that followed, the school community gained the strength to turn heartache into a celebration of their principal’s life. Every student was invited to write one thing about her that they loved in a small paper heart. The hearts were first displayed on a wall in the school before they were compiled into books which were presented to Ms Friel’s sisters at the opening of the Evergreen Garden on Tuesday.One student wrote: “We were the pen, she was the highlighter. We drew the world and she made it brighter.”Katherine Kelly and Katie Harvey in the Evergreen Garden, created in memory of the late Nora FrielMs Friel was known for having a keen interest in each student and for encouraging everyone to learn and grow.Katherine said: “She knew a little bit about everyone. If you were away playing sport at the weekend, she would come in on Monday and would know if you scored, what the score was and how you played.”Katie added: “If you went away at any competition she would call to wish you good luck and call again afterwards to see how you got on, without fail, every time.“She was someone who really let the potential grow in everyone. If you weren’t academic she would find something you could succeed in.”Katherine Kelly and Katie Harvey in the Evergreen Garden, created in memory of the late Nora FrielAs she was a great believer in personal development, Ms Friel’s favourite Mary Ward quote – ‘Women in time will come to do much’ – is displayed prominently in the Evergreen Garden. This quote is the centrepiece of a bright mural created by Art teacher Ms Lynnette Rodgers and sixth year students. The leadership team researched into Ms Friel’s favourite flowers – sweetpea and peach rose – which are painted onto the mural so they will always be in bloom. The name of every class group, from first year to sixth, is also represented in tiles on the garden path.Nora’s sisters Mary and Kathleen visited the school on Tuesday 30th April to cut the ribbon and officially open the Evergreen Garden. Close friends and former colleagues of Ms Friel gathered for the emotional ceremony, as tributes were paid in speeches from Katherine, Katie and Education Minister Joe McHugh, who once taught at Loreto. Trad music was played in honour of Nora’s love of music, while a string group, poetry and a balloon release added to the special event.Remembering Nora Friel: Students dedicate garden to beloved principal was last modified: May 7th, 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:educationLoreto LetterkennyNora Friellast_img read more

UK Pushing Darwinism on Elementary Students

first_imgWith new methods and materials, UK teachers will be promoting Darwinism on Grade 5-6 students.Good news: The UK has developed curricular materials for teaching evolution that include argumentation.Bad news: The only arguments allowed will be Darwinian arguments, aimed at correcting students’ misunderstandings of evolution.This is a bit like a teacher directing students to believe that fish sticks are better than fish spheres or fish cubes in the cafeteria—fish being the only food on the menu. Only the shape of the fish will matter; students will never be exposed to the existence of beef or chicken. The DODO curriculum will be all evolution, all the time. And it will be all Darwinian evolution at that. This is clear from looking at the website of the Nuffield Foundation, which has funded the development of teaching guides for use in UK schools at the grade school level. Its press release for January 24, titled, “New guidance supports the teaching of evolution” is echoed on the University of Liverpool website,  One of their recommended resources is the Berkeley website “Understanding Evolution,” an American DOPE-pushing outlet.Like Nuffield, Berkeley gives visitors the impression that nobody at any place, at any time, ever doubted evolution—at least, no intelligent person. Ignoring Darwin skeptics is the best way to indoctrinate. When it comes to the science of biology, students will come to see that Darwinism is the only game in town. The only controversies to use ‘argumentation’ about involve the shape of the food, not the substance. Darwin fish is the only thing on the menu.Initial sketch of a branching tree of life from Darwin’s notebookNuffield came up with a clever way to steer impressionable children toward the politically correct view. It offers recordings of children explaining what they think evolution is. This helps teachers prepare for student’s feelings and misperceptions, so that they can gently nudge them toward the Darwinian view (27 Sept 2012, 11 June 2017). For instance, if a student looks at the Ascent of Man icon and asks, “If humans came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?”, the teacher can hold up a diagram of Darwin’s ‘tree of life’ drawing, encouraging the students to use ‘argumentation’ to understand why Darwin’s icon answers the question. That way, they will feel like they came up with the idea themselves that Darwin’s diagram (branching gradualism) is better than the Ascent of Man icon (orthogenesis).Famous ‘ascent of man’ icon from Time-Life books. Even Darwinians don’t believe this simplistic diagram any longer (see 10 April 2018 entry). Notice the racist depiction of progress from dark skin to light skin. This kind of propaganda was unquestioned in the 1960s, and still appears in various forms today.Other methods of indoctrination include taking students on an “evolution walk” outside, with signposts showing the kinds of animals that arose over geological ages. This helps them grasp the concept of Deep Time visually. They will never question this manufactured symbolism. It will become Truth to them. They saw it. They walked through it. By the time they reach high school or college, it will have become so familiar, so entrenched in their thinking, they will react in disbelief—even horror—at the thought that anybody could possibly doubt it.The concept of geological or ‘deep’ time is not directly considered in the science curriculum, so ways of making the enormous numbers more accessible to pupils were successfully developed, including evolution trails made by scaling time in terms of distance walked.“Evolution trails” are popular tools of indoctrination into evolution at parks and museums. Notice emphasis on imagination, and absence of any indication of controversy about the dates and Darwinian “progress” from bacteria to man. (DFC: Florissant Fossil Beds, CO; Hot Springs Mammoth Site, ND; Grand Canyon, AZ)When Argument Is Not Critical ThinkingNuffield’s website “Ideas About Evolution” looks noble on the surface. It encourages teachers to respect students’ views, challenge claims, and support ideas with evidence. It helps teachers understand students’ views. It suggests using the audio recordings of students as the primary way to facilitate argumentation and understanding. A closer look, however, shows that any controversies only regard particulars about the way Darwinian evolution works (see their page “Representing Evolution“.) The goal is already predetermined: students must be nudged toward the Darwin ‘tree of life’ icon, where the wonders of animals and plants unfold gradually over time as the Stuff Happens Law (natural selection) creates endless forms most beautiful.Note: The Nuffield Foundation says the views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily the foundation itself, which is “an endowed charitable trust that aims to improve social well-being in the widest sense.”“Well-being,” right. Teaching impressionable kids that they got here by accident, with no purpose or meaning. Teaching the Stuff Happens Law as science. Teaching argumentation by arguing only details of one side. Teaching a world view that strongly influenced the genocides of the 20th century, eugenics, and abortion to this day. How well does that make you feel?Remember the short story about “The New Teacher”? It bears reading again (see 21 Dec 2005 entry). Evolutionists are masters of visualization propaganda. We must inoculate students against indoctrination. We must teach real critical thinking: the kind of argumentation that doesn’t win by sidestepping the opposition and card stacking the evidence.From slime to astronaut: made simple, given billions of years of Darwinian Stuff Happens. (Poster at La Brea Tar Pits Museum, Los Angeles)Fight fire with fire?The late Jack T. Chick, a Christian illustrator, had some fun with the iconic progression, pointing out flaws in the interpretation.(Visited 342 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more