Donegal Action for Cancer Care has hit out at Minister for Health Simon Harris for not meeting with them.The group says it prides itself on working within an Ethos of Respect but recent months have really tested their resolve.“We are working very hard chasing up the overdue follow up meeting at the Dept. of Health to further discuss progress on the agreed actions from August 2015 and raise our other important concerns” said Betty Holmes DACC. She says DACC had worked hard at getting the other two meetings back in Feb & August last year.Minister Harris last week informed them by email that a meeting was held recently between representatives of Saolta (Galway and Letterkenny), the HSE, National Cancer Control Programme and his Department.“We were and still are very upset & disappointed to learn of this.“The Minister informed us because of his busy diary of Departmental and Parliamentary Business he is unable to accede to our request at this time. “We have by reply email & followed by letter to Minister Harris TD requesting a report from that meeting as soon as possible. We assume it would be outside our boundaries to receive the minutes but a report will give us we hope the information that we need and comes under accountability.“We look forward to receiving the meeting report as soon as possible and from that another meeting with all relevant people as per 2015 meetings.“In order to move matters forward we have asked Minister Harris also that the Minister’s Department arrange a meeting in the same format as before with those who attended previous meetings be again arranged soon. We named who they all were, same information coming up the road to Donegal at the same time. We do respect that the Minister may not be able to attend. We outlined to him how previous meetings were chaired by a member of the Dept. staff attended by the Minister’s Advisor.”The group say they have written letters and emails on an ongoing basis to Minister Harris re the outstanding meeting & other queries, requests and concerns re the Prostate Rapid Access Clinic for LUH, the next Cancer Strategy 2016-2025, the new 10 year plan Vision for Health, the names of who is on the new Committee to develop the 10 year plan, etc.….all to no avail.“In August 2015 at the last meeting Saolta told us to contact them. At that meeting we had requested & it was agreed that a written update on the agreed actions would follow, we followed it up but the update never came. It is difficult to get answers from the Saolta University Hospital Group so it is really important that we all get back around the table at the Dept. of Health. We for a long time do not believe that there is serious commitment to ensuring that services are retained & developed at LUH despite what we are repeatedly told. It is being “stripped” over many years. “Before we had heard back from Minister Harris we had written to all Donegal Oireachtas Members asking for their help in getting this important meeting. Interesting within a few hours we had heard from Minister Harris.“We then again wrote to the same Donegal Oireachtas Members with an update on Minister Harris’s correspondce. We do know that Deputy Doherty has tabled a question to Minister Harris on why he won’t meet us & that Deputies Mc Conalogue & Gallagher have written to the Minister on foot of our correspondence to them.“We had also over recent months been proactive raising the matter of a Prostate Satellite Rapid Access Clinic for Letterkenny University Hospital. DACC first raised this back in 2008 & 2009 regarding this service and we had worked hard in trying to ensure Letterkenny Hospital would be one of the RCU. With the new Radiotherapy Service starting in Altnagelvin Hospital we saw this as relevant time to bring this back on the agenda, an important service that would benefit Donegal men.“So much work is ongoing within DACC sometimes daily. We will keep working hard, there is lots more work that is ongoing. As you all know we are all voluntary & unpaid so this ongoing work requires a dedication & commitment that takes a lot of energy & time. We are not going away!” Donegal cancer group tells Minister the honeymoon is over was last modified: October 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a CommentOhio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Class IX and Young Ag Professionals group spent an educational three days in Washington, D.C. Sept. 11-13. The purpose of the trip was to share their ideas with members of Congress and to learn about international agriculture and how to grow personally and professionally. The trip included a visit with congressional representatives, meeting with American Farm Bureau staff members for industry and issues updates, a behind-the-scenes look at how Washington really works, networking with other young professionals, and exploring a world view of agriculture during a visit to an embassy.Day 3, Thursday, Sept. 13 The third and final day of the Leadership Experience was focused on congressional visits. The hallmark of the trip is the opportunity for our members to meet with their representatives, bringing relevancy of the national issues facing agriculture to their farms and businesses in Ohio. Before heading up to the Hill, the group had the fortune to tour the White House. Participants were amazed by the history and tradition of the building, and marveled at the fact that many of the areas are still in active use for receptions, diplomatic meetings and other activities. The security lines and tour were so efficient that it allowed for extra time before heading to the Hill, which gave the group the opportunity to visit Iwo Jima.The group at the Iwo Jima memorial“The best part is getting to meet all the other individuals from the other counties and see the different operations. The diversity of the programs, backgrounds and operations that everybody has come from is very interesting, and I’ve learned so much just from that.” – Jenna Gregorich, Coshocton County Young Ag ProfessionalBetween congressional visits, attendees were able to spend time networking and discussing issues of local interest from their farms. Overall, the participants deemed the meetings a success. The attendees were impressed at how receptive the congressional leaders were to their questions and hearing about the issues presented. Some were pleasantly surprised to see how familiar staffers were with agriculture and how understanding and supportive they were of the industry and its struggles.“Just to know that the lobbyists in Ohio are working with American Farm Bureau and for Ohio farmers, connecting all the messages. One voice is truly is heard here, and we get to be part of that, and that is truly something special.” – Bailey Morrell, Wayne County AgriPOWER participant There were a total of 14 Congressional visits, including Rep. David Joyce, Rep. Bill Johnson and Rep. Bob Latta.Later in the afternoon, the group had the privilege to hear from key staff from the Senate Ag Committee to learn more about the process of how the farm bill comes to be written. They received reassurance that discussions are continuing and there is earnest interest to complete the work and send the farm bill to the president for his signature.“It’s always great to see farmers and agricultural leaders from across the state coming together to learn about public policy and advocating on behalf of our industry. I’m thankful to work for an organization that has so many passionate people,” said Jack Irvin, OFBF senior director, state and national affairs.Day 2, Wednesday, Sept. 12Betty Ann Bryce, senior policy advisor at USDADay two began with a somber but informative discussion on the opioid epidemic, focusing on the particular struggles in the rural U.S. The group welcomed Betty Ann Bryce, senior policy adviser at the United States Department of Agriculture and staff lead on Opioids Initiatives. While opioid misuse is primarily a public health and safety concern, USDA Rural Development’s involvement in working on solutions, particularly pertaining to rural communities, is a perfect complement to the other agencies currently involved. Seventy-five percent of those surveyed report challenges with the opioid epidemic, and one segment that is largely affected is employers. Difficulties in staffing a workforce result in companies and farmers either importing employees or leaving a community, which can affect local, rural economies. Bryce’s team is working on increasing dialogue in these communities, identifying treatment challenges and addressing issues that stall progress and change, such as shame and stigma, access to treatment and even disagreement on treatment options by community leaders. Tactics that have been successful include illustrating through personal stories and testimonies of how opioid addiction has touched the lives of many, illustrating how no one and no community is immune, and helping leaders to see that the epidemic has a ripple effect, as communities become no longer worth investing in. Norman Borlaug, “Father of the Green Revolution”After the morning session, the group headed to Capitol Hill for a tour and photo opportunity. The tour guide was prepared for the Farm Bureau and she included details directly pertaining to agriculture from our forefathers and even the architectural features in the Capitol Building. She specifically pointed out the statue of Norman Borlaug, “Father of the Green Revolution”. U.S. Grain Council’s vice president and chief operating officer, Kimberly AtkinsA strong Ohio FARM economy is a strong OHIO economyThe day’s lunchtime presentation was from the U.S. Grain Council’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kimberly Atkins. This nonprofit organization promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles. Its strategic goals include trade diplomacy, securing funding through MAP (Market Access Program) and FMD (Foreign Market Development), demand growth and increased ethanol exports.The day concluded with an informative and entertaining visit to the Embassy of Chile. The group learned a great deal of facts and details about the country, including its major exports and growing environment. Chile stretches a large portion of the west coast of South America and has a diverse geography, climate and production. The country has 16 different climates and sub-climates, and most closely resembles California in its agriculture. Because of its isolation due to the Andes Mountains and coastline, it is free of most disease and pests that can affect trade. The country has free trade agreements with 80 countries. It is the No. 2 producer of salmon, and because its pork industry is growing, the country relies heavily on feed imports. Thank you to Eduardo Santos, Javier Chaud and Felipe Gajardo for being excellent hosts. Day 1, Tuesday, Sept. 11Day one in Washington, D.C. was filled with excitement and anticipation. The AgriPOWER and Young Ag Professionals groups were eager to meet each other and learn more about the different programs and each other, as well as familiarize themselves with the scope of national issues confronting agriculture. The group’s first day was focused on preparing for productive congressional visits. American Farm Bureau staff, clockwise: Paul Schlegel, director of public policy; David Salmonsen, senior director of governmental relations; Veronica Nigh, international trade and environmental issue economist; Andrew Walmsley, director, congressional relationsRepresentatives from American Farm Bureau presented details on a variety of issues including trade, immigration and the farm bill. These three topics have a major impact on agriculture through the country, however each individual farmer has varying knowledge and concern about each area. While migrant labor is a great concern for local produce growers, trade and tariffs are more concerning to the commodity farmers. The participants appreciated learning more about their own areas of concern, but also gained a greater understanding of their fellow farmers’ perspective.After the AFBF briefing, Jack Irvin, OFBF senior director of state and national policy, led a discussion on how to take the broader national issues down to a local level. Everyone then broke off into groups to discuss and prepare for the week’s congressional visits.A full first day ended with a delicious BBQ dinner at Hill Country, followed by an entertaining and educational night tour of the national monuments. Leave a Comment
SharePrint RelatedThe 3 Things to Avoid While Geocaching with KidsDecember 23, 2014In “Community”Oh, the huge manatee! — Bubbles! (GC1VQ12) — Geocache of the WeekApril 2, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Meet the German Robin Hood. — Schinderhannes (GC23VXF) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 17, 2013In “Community” Geocachers wear many hats—explorer, adventurer, stealth agent, pirate, and climber, just to name just a few. Sometimes, like in the case of this week’s Geocache of the Week, the hat geocachers wear is actually the geocache itself. To earn your smiley for Head Case (GC2TD8M), located near Denver, Colorado, USA, you’ll have to make sure your head is in the game.Geocacher 2muchsoccer33-5 tests the Head Case for any signs of mutation.The hunt for this difficulty 2, terrain 1.5 geocache starts with a clever story told by the geocache creator Ecylram. The Head Case began as a micro container. However, due to mysterious circumstances and nearby military testing, the original container mutated into what it is now. Geocachers are tasked with ensuring that the Head Case remains locked in its container, making sure that no further mutation has occurred and signing the correct log (which is easier said than done).When asked about what inspired this geocache, Ecylram said, “I wanted to place a geocache that offered an interactive experience for the geocacher that was unique. I took the “find the log” idea and twisted it by having a log for each day of the month. The cacher is required to sign the log that corresponds to the find date.” He went on to add, “I then wanted to add humor to the find so I decided to attach the log containers to a wearable hard hat. I then built a large wooden container to protect the hard hat from the elements and to provide a place for swag and trackables. I then started work on writing a story for the cache description that tied together the unique cache and the location. Once I decided to go with a mutant cache theme the story wrote itself.”Found the correct log and no new mutations to report! Photo by geocacher Grandma Nan.Since the geocache was placed, over 200 geocachers have earned their smileys and awarded the geocache over 140 Favorite Points. However, the best part is looking through all of the amazing photos posted in the Found It logs. Geocacher Chihuahuahs-3 (C3) wrote, “We were in the area today checking on one of our nearby caches and decided to stop by this one to show our grandchildren what a cool cache this is. The two of them had a ball getting in to the cache then finding the log!!! Our grandson was the lucky winner. He also could not resist putting it on his head! Does it tingle!?!?!? Thanks so very much for adding a very special element to our wonderful Easter weekend with our grandchildren”And the geocache creator loves reading the logs as well, “I’ve absolutely loved the response. Most cachers seem to really enjoy the experience and have written some wonderful logs. I wish I could thank each one in person for their thoughtful logs and favorite points… Also, look for my next cache “Tin Man” to be released in the end of June. It will be a 6 1/2 foot-tall ‘robot’ made out of 14 ammo cans. It will be very memorable.”The hat you have to wear is obvious with this geocache, what other “hats” have you had to wear while geocaching? Tree climber? Scuba diver? Super Hero? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] Share with your Friends:More
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In the mid-1980s, Pierre Bellanger launched Skyrock pirate radio station as a continuation of his efforts with the French free radio movement. A community inclusive of a diverse voices and agendas, Skyrock inspired a generation of 18-25-year-olds who had never lent their unscripted opinions to a mass distribution medium. As Skyrock developed an IRC channel and later its own blogging software, the community evolved into what it is today – the third largest social networking site in Europe. Often compared to MySpace and Facebook, most journalists tell the story of how Bellanger has grown Skyrock from a simple radio station into a business that earns more than 38 million euros in annual revenue. Nevertheless, perhaps the most fascinating story is the founder himself. Says Bellanger, “We were trying to create revolution. My political act is to create a system of self-expression.”In America, terms like “self-expression” and “revolution” tend to accompany arguments for First Amendment rights. In Pierre Belanger’s usage, “self expression” is about using the first-person singular “I” when unravelling events. Belanger’s revolution entails a cultural shift in how French public radio media went from being a government monopoly, to being a medium where French youth could narrate the news from their own perspectives. Many believe that Bellanger’s Skyrock community was the precursor to what can now be described as life streaming. In other words, the mass distribution of amateur opinions is considered here as a political act. When asked how Bellanger managed to run a revolution-generating platform as a business he replied simply, “Revolutions are only effective when they’re profitable.”Explains Bellanger, “There is already community dialogue, I want to help brands create a bond with the audience.”While the Skyrock CEO monetizes with banner advertising, one of his major “dialogue-enhancing” campaigns is a Coca Cola-sponsored volunteer listing board entitled Kohop. With more than 5,000 contributing community members, this campaign allows Skyrock members to post and fulfill volunteer tasks in what Bellanger describes as a “eBay of generosity”. Bellanger also plans to roll out a full-scale version of Yazata – a corporate-sponsored mentorship forum for sex education and reproductive health. By leveraging brand dollars for community tools and by encouraging open community dialogue, the social networking site continues to reshape the landscape of French and European tech culture. As widespread use of Skyrock sets a new bar for public media, young French netizens celebrate a larger pool of opinions and gain the encouragement they need to inform others. To check out the service visit Skyrock.com. Photo Credit: Chris Heuer Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts
dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#app development#Apple#Downgrade#iOS 7#ios 7.1#iOS 8#iOS 8 beta#iPad#iPhone So you’ve downloaded and installed the iOS 8 beta, poked around and seen the sights. But now the fun has worn off—your battery runs down too fast and your iPhone keeps crashing. Having a beta operating system on your phone, it turns out, isn’t such a good idea after all. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)That means It’s probably time to get rid of iOS 8 beta and downgrade back to the more stable iOS 7.1. Don’t worry, you can get iOS 8 again once Apple releases a stable release coincident with the launch of the next iPhone later this year.See also: How To Download And Install iOS 8 BetaDowngrading is not as hard as you might think. Basically, all you need to do is find the right version of iOS 7.1 for your device and then follow the steps below.Note: Apple does not condone downgrading from new versions of the operating systems back to old ones. On its developer page (paid login required), the company issues this warning:Devices updated to iOS 8 beta can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS. Only registered development devices will be able to upgrade to future beta releases and the final iOS software.Apple says that it can’t be done—but it can be done, and without much effort, either.Step 1: Identify Your iDevice And Download The iOS 7.1.1 FileYou might think that there’s a one-size-fits-all version of iOS 7.1 for every iDevice. Not true. If you have an iPad Air with 4G LTE, it uses a version of iOS 7.1 that’s slightly different from the version on an iPad Air without LTE. Put the wrong version on your device and, at best, it will just flake out unpredictably. (In the worst case, you might have an iBrick on your hands.)So you have to make sure to get the right version when you downgrade.First, you’ll need to figure out the model number of your device. The important part is to know what carrier and model you are using. For instance, if you have an iPhone 5S on Verizon or Sprint, you will download the CDMA version of iOS 7.1 and your model number is either A1453 or A1533). You can check model numbers for the iPhone here and the iPad here.If you need double-check your model number and global carrier, try this Apple support page.See also: What You Need To Know About iOS 8 Right NowNow it’s time to download the correct version of iOS 7.1. At the end of this post you’ll find direct download links to the various versions of iOS 7.1.1 for particular model numbers and cellular/carrier type . Just find your device and hit the appropriate link.That’ll automatically download an .ipsw file that contains your version of iOS 7.1.1. Make sure you have the most current version of iTunes installed on your computer.Step 2: Make Sure You Really Want To Downgrade To iOS 7.1Ask yourself if you’re really ready to downgrade from the iOS 8 beta back to iOS 7. Downgrading is a destructive process; it will erase all data on your device. And if you backed up your photos, music and files while on iOS 8 beta, you won’t be able to recover using that backup using iOS 7.1.Also note that Apple’s only signs the latest versions of iOS. For instance, the most current version of iOS (before iOS 8 beta) is iOS 7.1.1. That means you cannot download and install iOS 7.0 or iOS 7.0.6 and so forth. The download links below are for iOS 7.1.1, but Apple may have a new version of iOS 7 (iOS 7.1.2, for example) between now and the public release of iOS 8. If so, you’ll need to download that version of iOS 7.1. (We’ll try to update the links; just beware in case we don’t get to it expeditiously.)Also remember that this downgrade process will stop working once Apple releases the official version of iOS 8 later this year.Step 3: Recovery Mode, Cancel AutosyncMany people suggest that you put your iPhone or iPad into “Recovery Mode” before attempting to downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1. Recovery Mode is an intermediate iOS state typically used when you want to restore the phone from a backup file or to wipe it and activate it as a new phone.Putting your phone or tablet into Recovery Mode is a breeze:Plug the iDevice USB into your computer. Do not plug in your iPhone or iPad yet.Turn off your iPhone or iPad by holding the power button until you can slide to power off.Press and hold the Home button while connecting the USB cable that’s plugged into your computer into your device. This could power on the iPhone or iPad. Continue to hold the Home button until the Apple logo shows up and says “Connect to iTunes.” Release the Home button. You should get a message saying the device is in Recovery Mode.Some people may say to put the phone into Download Firmware Update mode, but we found this isn’t really necessary, and it can also be a bit tricky. DFU mode is more commonly used if you’re jailbreaking an iOS device.Once you’re in Recovery Mode, iTunes may open automatically and start syncing your device. Do not let iTunes do this. If it starts syncing, cancel the process. Now, hold the Option key (the Shift key for Windows computers) and click “Restore” in iTunes. This will bring up a file finder window. Pick the .ipsw file you downloaded in step 1 and install it. If you picked the right version of iOS 7.1—the most current version suited for your iPhone or iPad model), you should easily make it through the set up wizard and get back to normal.This process will wipe out all data on your device and restore it to factory settings.Errors To Watch ForRemember, if you backed up your phone while using the iOS 8 beta and saved it on iTunes or iCloud, you aren’t going to be able to restore from that backup on iOS 7.1.If you get an iTunes error or the setup won’t work, there’s a good chance you downloaded the wrong version of iOS 7.1, or aren’t using the most current version (assuming Apple has issued updates subsequent to iOS 7.1.1).Below are the direct download links for iOS 7.1.1. Remember, if there’s a newer version of iOS 7.1, you’ll need to use that instead.iPadiPad Air (Model A1474) (Wi-Fi only)iPad Air (Model A1475) (Wi-FI + Cellular)iPad mini (Model A1489) (Retina Display Wi-Fi only)iPad mini (Model A1490) (Retina Display Wi-Fi + Cellular)iPad (4th generation Model A1458) (Wi-Fi only)iPad (4th generation Model A1459) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)iPad (4th generation Model A1460) (Wi-Fi + Cellular MM)iPad mini (Model A1432) (Wi-Fi only)iPad mini (Model A1454) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)iPad mini (Model A1455) (Wi-Fi + Cellular MM)iPad Wi-Fi 3rd generation (Model A1416) (Wi-Fi only)iPad 3rd generation (Model A1430) (Wi-Fi + Cellular for AT&T)iPad 3rd generation (Model A1430) (Wi-Fi + Cellular for Verizon)iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Model A1395)iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (Model A1396) (GSM)iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (Model A1397) (CDMA)iPhoneiPhone 5s (Model A1453, A1533) (CDMA)iPhone 5s (Model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530) (GSM including China)iPhone 5c (Model A1456, A1532) (CDMA)iPhone 5c (Model A1507, A1516, A1526, A1529) (GSM including China)iPhone 5 (Model A1428) (GSM)iPhone 5 (Model A1429) (GSM and CDMA)iPhone 4s (Model A1387) (GSM and CDMA)iPhone 4 (Model A1332) (GSM)iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)iPhone 4 (Model A1349) (CDMA)iPod touch (5th generation) The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ “I don’t think we faced St. Clare. Our opponent was Jackson,” he quipped. “The way he played, he played like a veteran.”Akari-Adamson benefitted on Gamboa-St. Clare’s 29 miscues, all of which led to 28 turnover points on its end.Aris Dionisio chipped in 17 markers and 12 rebounds for the Coffee Lovers, which dropped to an even 2-2.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 92 — Ahanmisi 18, Sarr 16, Manganti 13, Pingoy 11, Espeleta 10, Camacho 8, Mojica 5, Lastimosa 4, Bernardo 2, Hill 2, Macion 2, Catapusan 1, Buenaventura 0.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 85 — Jackson 29, Dionisio 17, Hallare 12, Bitoon 10, Rebugio 8, Acuno 4, Pare 3, Rubio 2, Ambuludto 0.Quarters: 23-16, 42-43, 70-62, 92-85. Papi Sarr nabbed 16 markers and eight boards, Sean Manganti had 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists, and Jerie Pingoy got 11 markers, four boards, and four dimes.It was another formative victory for Akari-Adamson as coach Franz Pumaren continues to learn more from his team in this foray in the developmental league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Right now, I’m still struggling to find the right combinations. I think we’re the only team who are using all of our players from the bench, but again, we’re here to develop our players,” he said as his team improved its record to 4-1.Pumaren was also satisfied with how his Falcons denied the Coffee Lovers’ late rally led by Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson, who fired 29 points in the losing effort. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding George, Westbrook’s triple-double lead OKC past Grizzlies Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PBA IMAGESAkari-Adamson continued to roll in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, this time escaping a tough challenge from Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, 92-85, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Jerrick Ahanmisi led the Falcons with 18 points on a 2-of-5 shooting from three, while also dishing out six assists and three rebounds to come away with their third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH
In other WA news, Karratha claimed their sixth straight North West Championship title in the Touch Football outpost of Broome on the June long weekend. The Hedland Touch Association sent four teams to Broome, with their top side well prepared for the challenge of stealing the North West crown from Karratha, and it showed in results on Saturday that these two were shaping as the teams to beat during the tournament.Both teams won round games convincingly on the Saturday, while Tom Price 1 had a shock draw against Hedland 2, and Broome 1 scored twice in the dying stages against Karratha 2 to win 6-5. Meanwhile, Karratha 1 and Hedland 1 powered into Sunday with more strong wins.Karratha started the final with a flurry of touchdowns, and quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Men’s tournament MVP Naps Levi, and captain-coach Lincoln Tavo helped Hedland settle into the match, but the international experience of Brian Fitzroy, along with former NTL rep Tobie Burnnand and WA 18’s player Carolyn Levien. But it was to be Karratha’s day – 6-4 sealing their sixth straight North West Championship. In news out of WA, the Western Australia Board of Management met on the weekend and granted affiliate status to a new Touch Football Club, United Touch. The club is set to run in Perth on Friday nights, which is the only night not occupied by a club in the metro area. Excellent news! In the NRL tipping competition Kiwi Mongrel is proving hard to catch, maintaining his number one ranking, as is ‘jjj’ in the AFL ladder. With plenty of matches to go however, anything can happen! The South East Queensland Touch League kicked off last Friday night, with over 600 players set to take part in this year’s Mens and Womens Open competition. For the full wrap of the first night of competition, see the TFA website this afternoon. Socceroo fever is taking over and to follow the name trend, TFA are looking for suggestions for a team name for the sides heading to the World Cup in South Africa in 2007. Some suggestions have already been the Bilbies, Emus, Numbats, Wallaroos…if you think you have a better suggestion, send it to [email protected] The online survey for the Fox TV package is closing on Friday 17 June. To take part in the survey you’ll need to subscribe to the front page of the website or email [email protected] TFA will be releasing the survey for the final time tomorrow, so make sure you subscribe today if you want to take part. TFA is calling for Youth Coaches for the Australian Junior Teams, check out all the info in the following story: TFA CALLS FOR YOUTH COACHESAround 40 teams gathered in Townsville over the weekend for the North Queensland Touch Championships. Teams traveled from as far north as Weipa and Thursday Island, west to Mt Isa and south to Mackay. A full wrap will be available on the TFA website this afternoon. Welcome to the mid-week edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, I’m sorry for the delay in this week’s news update, I’ve enjoyed a couple of days break but I’m back with a mountain of news in Touch from around Australia… The ACT and Victorian Touch sides are set to battle it out this Sunday at the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders game at Olympic Park. So make sure you’re there to see Touch take centre stage between 1:25pm and 1:55pm on Sunday June 18 at Olympic Park, it’s a great opportunity to promote our sport. Queensland Touch and Sandstorm Beach Club co-launched the Queensland Touch State of Origin Campaign and the Sandstorm Beach Touch competition last Friday. Olympic Gold Medalist Natalie Cook (Beach Volleyball) is also the director of Sandstorm and worked hard to promote the two events together with the Queensland Touch staff. For the full wrap of the day’s action and also the one on one interviews with Natalie Cook and Womens Open Captain Sharyn Williams, check out the TFA website this afternoon. Another new affiliate that recently kicked off in Victoria, Parkville Touch, are enjoying some good publicity on their first competition, To read the story printed in their local newspaper, click here: PARKVILLE TOUCH KICKS OFF ESUS Touch Shoes have started to sell with the National Training Squad set to be fitted at their upcoming camp. If you are interested in buying a pair of shoes you can call the TFA office on 1800 654 951 and you can visit the story on the ESUS shoes here: ESUS SHOES Wallsend Touch in NSW are holding a 25th Anniversary Ball for all past and present players, volunteers, referees and administrators. For all the details check out www.nswtouch.com.au To place an order for a copy of the NTL package shown on Fox Sports or the raw footage of the Mens, Womens or Mixed Open finals, just ring 1800 654 951 and speak to Rachel or email [email protected] The Fox Package is just $20, while the raw footage is $30. For players, coaches and referees the raw footage is great training material as it includes the commentary from the referees during the games. TFA are updating the AusTouch website which will be ready soon for viewing. It will be full of new information and resources for anyone interested in the AusTouch program.
Silva tweet provokes questions from FA to Man Cityby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe Football Association has written to Manchester City to ask the club for its response to a tweet sent by midfielder Bernardo Silva, reports BBC Sport.Silva compared City team-mate Benjamin Mendy to the character on the packet of Conguitos – a sweet brand available in Spain and Portugal.The anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out had earlier called on the FA to act after the governing body confirmed it was investigating.Manchester City declined to comment.”We are extremely disappointed to see the tweet posted by Bernardo Silva,” said the anti-discrimination body.The post was published at 12:44 BST on Sunday but was deleted at 13:30.Bernardo then tweeted: “Can’t even joke with a friend these days.”France defender Mendy and Silva are close friends and played together at Monaco before both joined City in 2017. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Neville raps giggling Everton goalkeeper Pickfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville rapped Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for a reaction during defeat to Manchester City.Pickford appeared to giggle when almost gifting City a goal in defeat at Goodison Park.Neville, 44, expressed his feelings on Pickford’s puzzling reaction. “Why is Jordan Pickford laughing? I don’t know what’s funny. It’s not funny,” he said. “He should have saved the second goal and nearly cost his team a fourth.”Saturday’s defeat made it three losses on the bounce for Marco Silva’s men following their disappointing results against Bournemouth and Sheffield United.
georgia tech rushes fieldIt’s party time in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Tech, after a field goal block returned for a touchdown as time expired, knocked off No. 9 Florida State at home Saturday 22-16 in front of a raucous crowd. Yellow Jackets fans rushed the field in celebration immediately following the crazy play. Check it out:Miracle on North Ave – Part 2. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/2JwgjXEQt3— Lauren Rupert (@lauren_rupert) October 25, 2015Here’s the scene from Georgia Tech pic.twitter.com/ZM4XV9UVoF— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) October 25, 2015First part of any game I see on our new 55 smart tv is fsu losing to Georgia tech! Great day to be a Gator! pic.twitter.com/DoonW1yDxE— Matthew Carlsen (@mrc8809) October 25, 2015THAT JUST HAPPENED!!! #FSUvsGT pic.twitter.com/5J2qmtO3mk— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 25, 2015Way to swarm, Yellow Jackets! pic.twitter.com/rntVIb7LjP— Georgia Tech (@GeorgiaTech) October 25, 2015Georgia Tech is now 3-5 on the season, but this one has to feel good for the team’s fans.