Earth Hour 5K Walk/Run

first_imgComplete information on Saturday’s walk/run can be found on the group’s website:  www.neat.ca. Communications Coordinator Tammy Hrab says this year’s event, unlike last year where it was put together last minute, will be better organized.The concept came about as a way to celebrate Earth Hour, and because many in the Peace are suffering from “cabin fever”, a way to get outside, especially that evenings are getting a little longer.Hrab says registration is going slowly, but she’s not surprised, saying most people in Fort St. John do things at the last minute.  Last year, 80 walkers and runners turned out for the event.- Advertisement -It begins and ends at Northern Lights College.Registration is at 6pm with the event, itself, beginning at 7.Early bird registration is $20 and can be done through the NEAT office.  On Saturday, it’ll be $25 dollars per adult or $40 for the entire family.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Klopp will pull a hamstring at this rate!’ – Liverpool fans laugh as ANOTHER key player gets injured

first_img Jordon Ibe and Jurgen Klopp Hamstring was the sh*t word of 2015 for Jurgen Klopp, but 2016 isn’t looking much better.Reports emerged on Thursday that Jordon Ibe – who scored the winner in the League Cup at Stoke on Tuesday night – has become the latest to succumb to a hamstring problem.That makes it seven players currently sidelined with the same muscular problem and the 13th of separate case of its type since Klopp succeeded Brendan Rodgers in October.It’s rotten luck for the Reds, particularly ahead of a busy schedule that includes Friday night’s trip to Exeter in the FA Cup and crunch Premier League games with Arsenal and Manchester United next week.Many of the Anfield faithful took to Twitter to express their disbelief at the news, and some of the best reactions are below: [View the story “Liverpool fans laugh at latest injury setback” on Storify]center_img 1last_img read more

Aston Villa in talks over sale of midfielder to Marseille

first_img Carlos Sanchez in action for Aston Villa 1 Marseille are in talks with Aston Villa about landing midfielder Carlos Sanchez.A string of players are expected to leave Villa Park this summer following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.And one of those is Sanchez, the holding midfielder who arrived from Elche in 2014 and has made 48 Premier League appearances.According to La Provence, Marseille are the frontrunners to sign him with positive talks currently ongoing.But it has been reported that the Ligue 1 club are driving a hard bargain and do not want to pay more than £1.75m for the 30-year-old, who arrived for £4.7m less than two years ago.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY APPEAL FOR PARENTS TO ASSIST AT UNDERAGE SESSIONS

first_imgGLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTESAppeal to parentsEach week the underage section of the club holds training sessions which are attended by high numbers of children. However the club is now appealing for help with a specific age group. The Under 8 age group is in serious need of help and is appealing to parents to get involved. There are more than 50 youngsters turning up each week for training. Any parents who can give a couple of hours of their time is asked to contact Lee Gildea 086 6059117. Parents do not have to have GAA coaching experience as all guidance will be given. U14sThe U14 boys team will face Moville this Sunday in the semi-final of their league. The game throws-in at 11.30am.LOTTOThe winner of the club lotto last week was Brenda Gibbons of Glenwood Park, Letterkenny who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 5, 12, 14 and 20. Club lottos are available from all local outlets during the week. U12 boysThe U12 boys play their first game of the season at home on Monday next against Red Hughs with a throw-in time of 6.15pm. Best of luck to the lads.Ladies NotesTraining continues for Under 12 girls at the main pitch from 6.30 to 7.30 on Wednesdays. It is great to see so many girls taking part. Games begin on Tuesday next, 3rd May at 7.15pm.Under 14 training continues weekly. Girls have a game at home against Termon on Sunday 1st May at 7.30pm The girls will train on Saturday between 3.30pm and 5pm. Ladies training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All welcome.The Ulster Ladies Council are awarding four Gaeltacht scholarships this year. Application form is available on www.ulsterladiesgaelic.com, closing date is Friday 20th May.Darkness Into LightFollowing last year’s successful entry, the club will have another group entry for this year’s Darkness into Light 5K.The 5K takes place on Saturday morning 7th May at 4.15am.Group entry is €20 per person. Anyone interested should contact Elaine at 086 1611240. QUIZThe Club is holding a Table Quiz in Callaghans on Friday 27th May. Teams of 4, entry €20.00. Everyone is encouraged to support.BINGOBingo continues in the clubhouse every Wednesday night at 9pm. Please get there early.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY APPEAL FOR PARENTS TO ASSIST AT UNDERAGE SESSIONS was last modified: April 26th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:donegalGlenswilly GAAlast_img read more

Graham Potter appointed new Swansea City boss

first_img 2 Swansea City have confirmed the appointment of Graham Potter as their new manager.The 43-year-old Englishman has signed a three-year contract with the Welsh club, who suffered relegation from the Premier League this season. Potter, who succeeds Carlos Carvalhal, joins the Jacks after a successful reign at Östersunds FK.He guided the club from the fourth tier of Swedish football to the top flight, and later steered them to a first major trophy in the Swedish Cup.Swansea will be hoping he achieves similar success in south Wales, as they eye a quick return to the Premier League.“Swansea City are delighted to announce that Graham Potter has been appointed as the club’s new manager,” read a club statement on their official website.“Potter has (on Monday) signed a three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium after leaving Swedish club Ostersunds to take charge of the Swans.”The Swans confirmed they agreed a compensation package with Ostersunds for Potter, plus assistant Billy Reid and recruitment specialist Kyle Macaulay last week. 2 Graham Potter during his time at Östersunds FK Graham Potter played for the likes of Birmingham, Stoke, West Brom and Southampton during his career “The trio have now completed the paperwork on their moves to SA1, and will start work at their new club ahead of the 2018-19 Championship season, which kicks off in early August,” the club added.Potter enjoyed a journeyman career as a player, having represented the likes of Birmingham City, Stoke City, West Brom and Southampton, before ending his career at Macclesfield Town in 2005.He took over Ostersunds in December 2010 and guided them from the fourth tier to the top division in Sweden.Ostersund also won the Swedish Cup in 2017 to qualify for last season’s Europa League, reaching the last 32 before losing 4-2 on aggregate to Arsenal.Potter succeeds Carlos Carvalhal at the Liberty Stadium, with the Portuguese leaving the club after relegation had been confirmed on the final day of last season.last_img read more

PROP 75 PRO: Union politics stifles some members

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A Field poll last month found it to be supported by 55 percent of likely voters and opposed by 32 percent. Currently, most unions do allow their members to opt out of having their dues used for political purposes, but how it works varies among unions. In some cases, the person loses some of his or her membership privileges. For example, teachers in the California Teachers Association can opt out, but only by reducing their status to “agency fee payer” – someone who is not actually a member of the union, but receives the same contract and collective bargaining representation, without the right to vote on union leadership. In other cases, some union members complain that the opt-out process is complicated and not well-publicized. Members don’t always get their money back, either, but may have it given to a charity instead. Larry Sand, an eighth-grade teacher in West Los Angeles who supports the measure, said he doesn’t like the unions spending his dues primarily because he disagrees with their views. He is a member of United Teachers Los Angeles, which is affiliated with the California Teachers Association and the National Education Association. “It’s wrong for the union to take my money and spend it on political issues and candidates,” Sand said. “It’s especially wrong because their spending is way to the left. And I’m a conservative, so I especially resent that.” Harrison Sheppard, (916)446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com PROPOSITION 75 Restrictions on political contributions by public unions. What it does: Requires public-employee unions to seek annual written consent from each member before using a portion of that member’s dues for political purposes. Key supporters: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California Chamber of Commerce, the National Tax Limitation Committee. Key opponents: California Teachers Association, California Democratic Party, California Labor Federation. Fiscal impact: The Legislative Analyst’s Office estimates minor state and local government costs, potentially offset by revenue from fines and/or fees. Web sites: www.joinarnold.com, www.betterca.com, www.ss.ca.gov. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Supporters of Proposition 75, the “paycheck protection” measure, say they are looking to give union members a greater say in how their dues are spent for political purposes. The measure prohibits public-employee unions from spending a portion of a member’s dues on political activities without prior consent every year from that member. “The purpose is to give everyday workers a voice,” said Eric Beach, a spokesman for the Yes on 75 campaign. “Right now the way the unions are set up, the union leadership continues to demonstrate that they’re out of touch with their own members.” The measure was authored by Lew Uhler, president of the National Tax Limitation Committee, and is primarily supported by business and taxpayer groups who often battle unions on statewide issues. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger also supports it. last_img read more

Football Goes On The Road To Butler

first_img Drake Game Notes DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team travels to Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday to take on PFL foe Butler.Saturday’s contest is the 27th meeting between Drake and Butler. Drake holds a 17-8-1 all-time series record, but have struggled at the Butler Bowl of late as the Bulldogs have dropped four of the last five meetings in Indianapolis.Drake enters Saturday’s game with a 2-2 record and opened its Pioneer Football League schedule with a 38-13 victory over Valparaiso last week. Butler began PFL action with a 38-17 setback at San Diego.Since taking over the starting job in the third week last year, quarterback Grant Kraemer has gotten more and more comfortable with the offense. In his last eight games, Kraemer is averaging 250 yards passing, completing 62 percent of his throws and has recorded 22 touchdowns. Compared to his first five starts, Kraemer only completed 52 percent of his throws with eight touchdowns and 201 yards passing per game. Heading into the season head coach Rick Fox knew the potential of his young receiving group had and they have shown what they are capable of. Sophomore Mitch McFarlane is leading the group with 17 receptions for 303 yards and three touchdowns. Juniors Devin Cates and Steven Doran have totalled 189 and 196 yards, respectively, and have each scored twice. Fifth-year senior Mack Marrin battled through injury most of last season and is looking like he is getting back to his 2015 form when he posted a league-best 8.5 sacks among 12.5 tackles for a loss and earned first-team all-PFL honors. Marrin leads the Bulldogs with 2.5 sacks and has tallied 10 tackles. Butler’s biggest offensive threat is 2017 Preseason All-PFL selection wide receiver Pace Temple. Temple accounts for 43 percent of Butler’s receiving yards with 369 yards, ranking him 14th in the country in receiving yards. Senior safety Isaak Newhouse leads Butler’s defense with 39 total tackles. His 39 total tackles ranks in 33rd in nation, but more impressively his 28 solo tackles ranks him fourth nationally.Following Drake’s trip to Butler, the Bulldogs welcome Dayton to Drake Stadium on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.Print Friendly Version Video Audio center_img Story Links Live Stats last_img read more

Hero Davitt back in USL frame after gold medal award

first_img3.30pmMunster Senior League v Leinster Senior LeagueO’Shea Park, Blarney DAVITT WALSH has returned to the Ulster Senior League squad for this afternoon’s FAI Intermediate Interprovincial Tournament clash with Connacht.Last night in Dublin, Walsh was presented with the Michael Heffernan Gold Medal for Marine Gallantry.At a function in Farmleigh House, Walsh was presented with the award by the Transport Minister, Shane Ross. The honour was in recognition of his “bravery at huge peril to his own safety to risk life, in an effort to save the life of a child”.In March, Walsh saved four-month-old baby Rionaghac-Ann McGrotty when he dived into the water at Buncrana harbour.Six members of the family were trapped in a car that slid into Lough Swilly. Five members of the family lost their lives: the baby’s father Sean McGrotty, her two brothers Mark and Evan, her grandmother Ruth Daniels, and her 14-year-old aunt Jodie Lee Daniels.Walsh carried little Rionaghac-Ann to safety and has been hailed as a hero in the weeks and months since. The Fanad United striker says that football has been ‘a release’. He was given a guard of honour when he made his return to action for Fanad in a game against Derry City Reserves at Triagh-A-Locha in April.Walsh left Dublin after last night’s ceremony to go to Cork to join with his USL team-mates, who defeated Leinster 3-1 in the opening game of the Tournament with goals by Mark Moran, Paul McVeigh and Ryan Varma.Joint captain Walsh is back in the squad today as the USL face Connacht at Douglas Hall (kick-off 1.30pm).“Football is a massive help for me in dealing with everything,” Walsh said.“It’s been a very difficult thing to deal with and been a very traumatic experience, the whole thing. Life won’t ever be the same, but you have to try and be normal and just get on with things. “Playing football with Fanad and even this weekend going to Cork for the Interpros, it’s all a release and it’s brilliant for me. Football has been huge for me in the last few months.”USL manager Peter Moran said of Walsh: “He’s fabulous to have around the dressing room. He’s an inspirational man. He’s a fine player too. I had Davitt at Derry City Under-21s about ten years ago and know him well. I’m delighted to have him in the squad this weekend.”Results – FAI Intermediate Interprovincial TournamentUlster Senior League 3 Leinster Senior League 1Munster Senior League 1 Connacht 0Fixtures Saturday, October 151.30pmUlster Senior League v Connacht                            Douglas Hall Sunday, October 16, 10.45amLeinster Senior League v Connacht Ringmahon ParkMunster Senior League v Ulster Senior League    Turner’s CrossHero Davitt back in USL frame after gold medal award was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Missing Donegal man located over weekend

first_imgA Churchill man missing for a number of days has been found safe and well.Jerry O’Donnell was reported missing from the Churchill area on September 17th.Gardai launched an appeal for Jerry, 46, who had last been seen on September 13th. A spokesman for the Garda press office confirmed Mr O’Donnell was located over the weekend.Missing Donegal man located over weekend was last modified: September 27th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:ChurchillfoundGardaiJerry O’Donnellmissinglast_img read more

DD Fitness: Why you don’t need a meal plan

first_imgMeal plans can be seen as a necessity by people starting out on their weight loss journey.It is as if, once they have this plan, they will finally achieve success and they will be able to stick to what’s written on the plan indefinitely.Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. For most, who are trying to lose weight, there can be years of failed dieting behind them. They could have tried every type of diet that was in vogue at the time, and whenever it didn’t get them the results they had hoped for, the person moves onto the next one.This cycle can go on for years and the only thing that changes, is the person’s bank balance, as they spend more money on something that won’t fix the issue at hand.If meal plans worked, there wouldn’t be an obesity epidemic.All we would have to do is to give someone this magical meal plan and send them on their merry way to weight loss success. We all know that this isn’t how it works.> The meal plan won’t fix any bad relationships with food.> The meal plan won’t fix how you feel about yourself> The meal plan won’t fix the weekly weekend binging> The meal plan won’t fix the fact that you may hate half of the food written on it> The meal plan won’t fix the years of negative feelings you have built up towards dieting of any kind, due to years of failing at them.Meal plans, aren’t designed to deal with any of the issues above. They are designed for one thing. To give you an outline of what to eat at specific times throughout the day.But, you probably aren’t ready for that, and that is okay.That’s the thing that you need to understand the most. You don’t need to go to the last resort, to try and get results.There are many different ways that you could achieve success, before ever having to try and eat specific foods at specific times. You are currently eating ad lib, so, it is possible that there is little or no real thought going into what or how much you currently eat.The 1 st thing you need to do, is to find out what you are eating and in what amounts over a week.Keeping a Food Diary is the simplest way to do this. Over the course of a week, you will write down anything that you eat or drink. Be specific here.If it’s a drink, don’t write 1 coffee, if it’s actually a mocha latte with cream and 2 sugars added, because that isn’t helping at all. Be specific with amounts, sauces, butters, oils etc, write everything in and review it at the end of the week. Or better yet, get someone else to do it for you.Look for things that stand out and you will get an idea of things that may need changed.Once you have that done, you can start to work on building better habits into your lifestyle. Pick what you think will be the easiest to stick to and start with that.Make it so easy, that you will think it’s stupid. Like drink water at each meal, every day for 2 weeks. Sounds easy? Go and try it.If you mess up, you must reset and start again.Don’t move onto your next habit, until you have successfully completed the first one.Once you have it mastered, add something else in, like eating protein at every meal.Follow the same format as above and once you have mastered that, add something else in.You will notice that everything here is about adding things into your plan, not removing them.The idea is that the ‘good’ choice you add in will push out any ‘bad’ ones.Once you have implemented better habits into your plan, you can start to look at the next step up the ladder of success, and that is Portion Control.I have written and spoken about Portion Control dozens of times over the past few years, so I’m not going to delve into the specifics of it too much, but to plan out your meals and snacks, you would be using;> 1 palm sized portion of protein> 1 fist sized portion of vegetables> 1 fist sized portion of carbs> 1 thumb length of fatThis is done for 3-4 meals per day and 1 snack.It ensures that you are getting enough of everything, while not over eating any one macro nutrient and not excluding any either.Those are the 3 ways that you could start to make changes in your diet, without resorting to a meal plan that will teach you nothing.You could go even further and track calories, track protein, track all 3 macro nutrients, but they aren’t where you should be starting, they are on the list before meal plans and aren’t a starting point.Meal plans have a purpose and can be a useful tool, but they are limited and don’t teach you anything that will help you in the long run.If you have struggled with dieting and your weight for a long time, meal plans aren’t what you need.#leanin2018DD Fitness: Why you don’t need a meal plan was last modified: February 25th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rushefitnessmeal planNutritionrushe fitnessweight losswhat to eatlast_img read more