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first_imgMANAGER Joe McKelvey led Donegal Vocational Schools to a fourth straight success with victory over Cavan at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.In a superb battle, the Donegal lads eventually won out with goals the difference – 3-13 to 1-13.Darach O’Connor was the hero on the night – and a supersub at that. He came on 13 minutes into the second half and scored two goals and two points – and set up Donegal’s third goal.As tactical changes go, McKelvey couldn’t have got it more right.No wonder O’Connor is being tipped for future senior success for club and county.  DONEGAL WIN FOURTH VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS TITLE IN A ROW was last modified: November 27th, 2013 by John2Share 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:CavandonegalVocational Schools Finallast_img read more


first_imgThe BBC News reports that a female bar-tailed godwit flew 11,500km (almost 7200 mi) nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand.  The journey took about a week.  Observers at Massey University used electronic tags to catalog the birds’ flight.    This distance is nearly double what ornithologists used to consider an “extremely long” flight.  This makes the godwits the new champions of avian migration.  “Unlike seabirds, which feed and rest on their long journeys or swifts which feed in flight, the godwits make their long journeys without feeding or drinking.”    Even more amazing, some of the young follow weeks later without adult guidance.  Then, come January and February, the birds will fly back, completing their annual victory lap around the world.Animals are never-ending sources of amazement and wonder.  Thank goodness the article spared us an evolutionary fable.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_img(Visited 62 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Stressed out by politics or work?  Take a walk in the park under the trees.  It’s a proven remedy.Natural scenes have long been known to calm the mind.  Now there’s proof, an article on Medical Xpress says:Writers, outdoor enthusiasts and leaf-peeping tourists have known for centuries that nature has restorative powers that reduce feelings of stress and promote a sense of tranquility.While numerous studies have affirmed nature’s stress-reduction properties, scientists haven’t known the specific amount of exposure needed to induce these calming effects.However, a study led by researchers at the University of Illinois is believed to be the first study to describe a dose-response curve derived from exposure to nature.The researchers found significant reductions in stress as measured both anecdotally and through biomarkers, such as skin conductance and saliva cortisol level.  To induce stress, they made the participants (80 men and 78 women) do what many people fear most: give an impromptu speech to a group on camera.  They were also given math problems to solve before and after the test.  Stress indicators fell as much as 60 percent after watching a 10-minute 3-D video of landscapes with trees.Participants, in other words, didn’t even need to go outside to get the benefit.  And the more trees in the video, the better the stress reduction score.  2% tree cover had little effect, but 90% of participants felt calmer when the tree cover rose to 36%.For some reason, the men showed more stress reduction than the women, although the women reported feeling calmer, too.  Since stress is linked to many physical problems, the researchers feel that city planners need to seriously consider the beneficial role of tree-lined nature walkways and parks in neighborhood design.Trees, with their leafy limbs reaching high into the sky, are God’s gift to the world.  One surely must pity those living in areas deprived of trees, such as blighted inner city neighborhoods.  Does the lack of access to nature contribute to crime?  Perhaps, if stress contributes to bad behavior.  Some live in deserts, where only scrubby plants and cacti can grow.  But if you can plant a tree, it should do good for your health.  At least watch videos of nature and view trees on your computer screen as often as you can.Here are some photos of trees with fall colors to test the benefit on your own mind.  Does it work?  If you are student studying for a test, or a speaker preparing to deliver a speech, maybe a ten-minute walk under the trees would help with your performance.  Try it anytime life’s pressure is getting you down.This study also offers ways to assist shut-ins and hospital patients.  Find some beautiful nature footage or photos to put on a laptop, and bring them some of God’s beautiful creation.  It will be a kindness with real benefit to the body, mind, and soul.  Here’s a suggested DVD for them and for all: King of Creation.  Watch the trailer.  We highly recommend this combination of nature scenes, Scripture and music as a stress reliever and faith builder.last_img read more


first_img Perfect to wear out to a party. Cute, small horns ideal for hen party. I’m wearing this with a red tutu and red gloves (which i bought from anne summers last year) as my devil costume. It has arrived and looks really nice. I have tried it on and it seems to fit nicely and stay put too. I am very happy with it and it was very cheap. There are a few on here which are more expensive and this one is lovely; it has sequins on the horns and a little red fluff around them. The band is durable enough to withstand the party i am going to, i think. I am very happy with this as part of my costume and would purchase again next year if this were to take a battering on the night ;-). Arrived the next day- so cute. Ready for the halloween party in october- but wanted to make sure i had the finishing touches to my outfit. Looked really good and was also good quality. Perfect addition to my halloween costume – sequins add a. Perfect addition to my halloween costume – sequins add a pretty/glamorous touch, and i bought a devil tail and fork with sequins to match. Very happy, highly recommend :). Fit adults for hen night fine and were comfortable. Arrived at time specified, were well packed and are as per descriptions. Fit adults for hen night fine and were comfortable. Excellent product, exactly as described, prompt delivery. These were amazing, i’ve worn a lot of devil horns on alice bands before and they’ve either been too loose, too tight, or too itchy. This though is perfect, fits like a dream, feels soft, and looks greatthese are the devil horns to buy if you want to look, and feel great while wearing them at whatever occasion. They are sturdy enough to last for a long time too i would think. Fantastic accessory for a recent hen-do and comfortable to wear. Didn’t pinch my head but stayed put all night. And attention from the boys – great bonus. Go’s with my friends out fit brilliantly. Quick delivery and fabulous for a night out, surprisingly good quality as well and better value than off the high street. Good but not stuffed, arrived early which was great. Perfect for Halloween.Hen-party Must-HavePerfect addition to my halloween costume – sequins add a Fit adults for hen night fine and were comfortableFun pair of red sequin Devils horns on head band, Alice band , Great Hen nights, fancy dress.Red Sequined Devil Horns With Fur Trim On AlicebandGreat For Party’s / Hen Nights / HalloweenOne Sizelast_img read more


first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:08‘Partido Galing at Puso’ slate launched01:51Poe will get ‘overwhelming support’ from voters—Kapunan01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH As the day’s practice wraps up, Alapag notes it’s all about fine-tuning, now that it’s only a week away before Alab opens its campaign versus Hong Kong Eastern.“Anytime you get an opportunity to play the defending champion on opening night, it’s going to be a challenge,” he says. “It will give us a great barometer of where we are as a team. Whatever happens, it’s a long season.”Definitely, there’s still time for Alapag to learn. But hopefully, it won’t take long for him to start listing those wins. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa First-timers, Soguilon make their mark Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s a whiteboard in the gym that neatly lists the team’s task for the day. Below the date, there’s an outline that starts with a warm up and goes down to the drills and different plays—pinky, zipper side, shirt.It’s a detailed to-do list crafted by a leader so meticulous but at the same time creative.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC But his new role as head coach of the country’s lone representative in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) has opened another set of challenges.“For so long, you’re playing on the court and you’re trying to make the big shots, you’re trying to give the correct assists. Now, being on the sideline, the focus is how can I put the team in the best position possible to be successful,” says the six-time PBA champion.“It’s almost like you’re back in school. You study how you can help the team, study your next opponent. But I don’t think there’s anything I didn’t expect. I think just in terms of planning, a lot of time goes into it.”But then, there’s a bit of worry: Remember when they said great athletes make horrible coaches?ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES “I’m definitely very detailed, but at the same time, I want to give these guys the freedom to play,” says Jimmy Alapag, the new coach of Tanduay Alab Pilipinas. “I want them to play to their strengths.”“I feel like the best basketball players are focused and disciplined, but there’s also the freedom to let them do what they do best,” he adds. “That’s what I encourage the guys [to] just play and do what [they] feel will make our team successful. I don’t want to give any limitations to what they can do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFor some, it might take some getting used to seeing Alapag orchestrating plays from the sidelines instead of the hardcourt where his leadership, on-court vision and incredible will to win made him a Philippine basketball legend.New role MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alapag thinks how he is as a coach is pretty much how he was as a player—the kind that drops by early in the gym and stays late “to sustain that edge.”“Every year there are new players always wanting to prove themselves. And as you get older, you want to keep that edge. And the only way to do that is to continue putting in the work, continue to be consistent with your work ethic. I want to apply that same thing in terms of coaching,” he says. “But now, instead of doing the shooting, the ball handling, it’s now watching videos, now it’s studying. Again, it’s like I’m back in school, learning.”And Alapag can get meticulous in learning. His passion for perfecting that stroke from beyond the arc—which, by the way, led to a PBA record for most number of career three-point shots made—runs similar to his current passion of wanting all coaching bases covered.Clearly, it’s one reason he tapped another PBA great, Danny Seigle, as one of his deputies.A different perspective“He’s one of the best players who ever played in the PBA. His basketball mind is very, very helpful to me,” says Alapag. “He’s another set of eyes. He might see something that I don’t, especially because he was a big guy in his career and I was never really much down there in the post in my career. It’s just a different perspective.”Alapag also doesn’t mind having around Mac Cuan, last year’s coach who slid down as assistant after steering Alab to a third-place finish.“His experience with the team last year is so important because this is my first time,” he says. “I’m leaning on him a lot in terms of his experience with the team.”Alapag, too, wants his relationship with his players—from young guns like Ray Parks to veterans like Dondon Hontiveros—to be just as smooth.“I want to establish relationships with these guys so that it’s not just a player-coach,” says Alapag. “I really want it to be a family environment. When you can create that environment, and then there are tough times later on, you can get through it. Just like any family that deals with hardship or any struggle.” No basketball-loving Pinoy fan, for sure, wants that to happen to Alapag. Not to this smallest guy with the biggest heart who unleashed dagger triples against long-time nemesis South Korea. Not to this captain who personified the Gilas Pilipinas team chant puso (heart) when he carried the country to its first World Cup victory in 40 years.Coaching perilsAlapag, though, knows the perils of coaching. He’s not too nervous, he says, since he tries to equip himself as much as he can.“It’s about the same as playing, or maybe a little harder just because your perspective of the game is much broader when you’re a coach,” says the 39-year-old Alapag. “You’re not on the court so you’re able to see what’s happening. And you have to do your best to break it all down and teach it to the team.”So maybe Alapag does know better, never mind the horror coaching stories. And perhaps, as some would think, isn’t there a Phil Jackson for every Magic Johnson?“It depends on the person, the player’s transition to coaching,” Alapag points out. “My approach going to this first head coaching job is leaning on the coaches that I played for, especially coach Chot (Reyes) and coach Norman (Black).”“A lot of my coaching influence is between the two of them—just picking their brains, their knowledge of the game,” he says. “I just feel very fortunate that in the last 14 years of my playing career, I’ve been able to be near them, learn from them and win with them. Hopefully, I can apply their advice this coming season.”As much as he has picked up pointers from Reyes, his coach in Gilas Pilipinas and Talk ’N Text, and Black, his mentor in Meralco, Alapag has also put in a lot of himself in formulating his own Xs and Os.“I’ve learned from them, and at the same time, I’m going by my experience—what made the teams I played for successful in terms of culture, environment. And of course, just working hard. Throughout my career that was really something I held on to very strongly—my work ethic,” says the former PBA Most Valuable Player.Sustain edgelast_img read more


first_imgThe Storm took another hit this week when it was announced that veteran point guard Sue Bird was going to be sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury. Seattle is also missing coach Dan Hughes for an indeterminate amount of time as he battles cancer.“The most important thing to us is that Sue is healthy and strong. Based on her feedback and evaluation from her longtime surgeon and our medical team, it was determined the best course of action was a scope,” Storm CEO and general manager Alisha Valavanis said. “We have confidence this will support Sue’s full recovery and we look forward to her return to the court.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWith the Storm short-handed, Washington, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are the favorites to win the title. The Mystics lost to the Storm in the WNBA Finals last season. The Aces added 6-foot-8 Australian star Liz Cambage last week. The runner-up for the MVP in 2018 will give Las Vegas a dynamic duo in the front court, pairing her with last season’s rookie of the year A’ja Wilson.The Sparks added Chiney Ogwumike from the Connecticut Sun, pairing her with her sister Nneka. The sisters will have to carry the load a little more in the early part of the season as Candace Parker is sidelined with a hamstring injury for a few weeks. FILE – Sue Bird #10 and Jewell Loyd #24 of the Seattle Storm celebrate a three pointer against the Washington Mystics in the first half during game three of the WNBA Finals at EagleBank Arena on September 12, 2018 in Fairfax, Virginia. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK  — It’s been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games’ greatest players.The league will tip off its 23rd season on Friday with many teams hoping to win the championship this year. The defending champion Seattle Storm may be extremely hard-pressed to repeat. Reigning MVP Breanna Stewart suffered an Achilles injury in the winter while playing for a Russian club team. She’ll be sidelined for the season.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MORE TV OPTIONS: The league struck a deal to broadcast 40 of its games on the CBS Sports Network . That nearly doubles the amount that were shown on national television last year. The TV channel will use local broadcast feeds for now, similar to what NBA TV does for WNBA games. The league also has a deal with ESPN to show 16 regular-season telecasts, including three on ABC. The upcoming NBA TV schedule of WNBA games has not been finalized yet, but nearly 50 games are expected to be broadcast — the same as last year.NEW OWNERSHIP: The New York Liberty found a new owner in the offseason as the team was bought by an investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai. Tsai, co-founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, bought a 49 percent interest in the Nets in April. The team played an exhibition game at Barclays Center and drew over 4,000 fans. The team will play most of its home games this season in Westchester, but Tsai said at the exhibition game that he would welcome more games at Barclays in the future.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments After phenomenal PBA debut, expect Terrence Jones to still get better for TNTcenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Here are a few other tidbits for the upcoming season.MISSING IN ACTION: Stewart, Bird and Parker aren’t the only players not playing for the early part of the season due to injury. Angel McCoughtry is still recovering from a knee injury she suffered last year. Diana Taurasi is out for at least a month while recovering from a back injury. It isn’t just injuries that are sidelining some of the league’s top players. Skylar Diggins-Smith gave birth to a baby boy this spring and hopes to return to the Dallas Wings lineup at some point this season. Maya Moore decided to take a year away from playing basketball to focus on her family and “some ministry dreams that have been stirring in my heart for many years.”NEW LADY IN CHARGE: The WNBA has a new leader as the league hired Cathy Engelbert as its commissioner last week. The previous four leaders of the WNBA had been known as president.“Commissioner, first of all, honored and humbled to have that title. And it comes with awesome responsibility … just really humbled,” Engelbert said.Since 2015, Engelbert has been CEO of Deloitte US, an accounting organization that works with Fortune 500 companies. She was the first woman to hold that job. Engelbert won’t start till around the All-Star Break in late July.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more


first_imgChelsea boss Lampard pleased with 2-goal Batshuayi: We need himby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard was pleased with striker Michy Batshuayi for his two goals in their Carabao Cup win over Grimsby.The Blues ran out 7-1 winners to set up a round of 16 tie with Manchester United.Lampard said, “He has worked hard and trained well. He came on at Wolves and made an impact, came on against Liverpool and nearly made an impact and that is great for me when you give a message and someone shows they can train daily and improve there. “Michy has talent, he can hold the ball up and use both feet and can score goals, and he is important for us. He got his chance and scored goals tonight which is good because we need options up front.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgKolkata: According to a survey conducted by the Centre, Bengal has ranked second only after Gujarat in the ease of doing business. Rajasthan and Haryana jointly occupy the third spot. Bengal had ranked 10th in 2018.The Centre will check the financial reforms that have been carried out by the Bengal government in the past few years. The senior officials, however, are confident that the Centre will not be able to spot any discrepancies in the claims made by the state government. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Centre is giving special importance to the rank given by the World Bank in terms of foreign investment. In 2015, India’s rank was 142 while in the next three years it got elevated to the ranks of 130, 100 and 77 respectively. The Centre wants India to occupy its position among the first 50 countries and with the improvement in position, the possibility of foreign investment in India will also shoot up. To reach the achievement it is mandatory for the states to perform well and improve their business investments. The Centre has decided to hold competitions among the states in terms of possible investment destinations. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayInitially, it had fixed the last date for the evaluation of the states to be March 31, 2019, but later, it was extended to August 14. It was learnt that the Centre has expressed satisfaction over the Bengal government’s initiative to bring about administrative transparency and e-governance. It may be mentioned that after coming to power in 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced a slew of measures to improve the investment scenario in Bengal which included the banning of industrial strikes and protests. This resulted in bringing loss of man-days to zero. The state government also set up a land bank from where industrialists can buy plots at market price. The improved law and order situation has also helped to woo the investors. The state government has constructed two convention centres at New Town and in the coastal town of Digha. The Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town is the biggest of its kind in the country. The Dighashree Bengal International Convention Centre was inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee last week. The state government holds the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) to woo investors all over the world. The next edition of the BGBS will be held in 2021. Bengal is coming up as a major IT hub in the country. The state government has allotted 200 acres of land at New Town where IT parks will come up. Infosys has already started construction of its office complex on 50 acres of land and Wipro is also coming soon. At the Bantala Leather Complex, the tannery units are likely to generate jobs for 6 lakh people. The MSME industries have given a major boost to the state’s economy. Along with industry, the state government has also laid considerable emphasis on horticulture, floriculture and fish culture to help the rural folk become financially strong.last_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: Chef Aleem Syed – Photo by Steve Russell/Toronto Star Facebook Food Spin with Chef Aleem follows his day to day life as he whips through the streets of Toronto drawing culinary inspiration from his Indian roots, experimenting with new foods, and connecting with the community by sharing his story and creative dishes. He’s accomplished so much, but with many aspirations still on the horizon Aleem must contemplate: what’s next? TORONTO – Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) has announced that Food Spin with Chef Aleem – a documentary series following the life of Toronto food truck owner Aleem Syed – will premiere on November 29.A professionally trained chef, Aleem’s world was forever changed in 2008 when he was involved in a shooting accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. His passion for food never waivered and he made it his mission to open a halal – and fully wheelchair accessible – food truck called the Holy Grill. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter “Aleem’s passion and creativity shines through every aspect of his life, both in and out of the kitchen,” says John Melville, Vice-President of Programming and Production for AMI-tv. “We hope the audience will be inspired by his ability to overcome adversity and willingness to challenge societal norms.”To be accessible for those with sight loss the show features integrated described video – where Aleem describes his actions and surroundings during filming – eliminating the need for a secondary audio track.Food Spin with Chef Aleem is produced for AMI-tv by Fair-Play. The 13-epsiode series kicks off on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Full episodes will be available online after the initial broadcast.Follow Accessible Media on Twitter: @AccessibleMediaAbout Accessible Media Inc.AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca.last_img read more


Christian Bryant, safety C.J. Barnett, safety Kenny Guiton, quarterback Corey “Pitt” Brown, safety Bradley Roby, cornerback Jordan Hall, running back Andrew Norwell, offensive lineman Jack Mewhort, offensive lineman Corey “Philly” Brown, wide receiver Marcus Hall, offensive lineman Chris Fields, wide receiver Former quarterback Kenny Guiton (13) celebrates a touchdown with former wide receiver Chris Fields (80) and former center Corey Linsley (71) during a game against California Sept. 14, at California Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 52-34.Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorOhio State is set to hold its Pro Day Friday, and a total of 17 former Buckeyes are on the docket to show their skills.Per an OSU press release, 69 NFL scouts and team personnel are scheduled to attend the Pro Day at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to get a look at the former Buckeyes — 16 of which were part of last season’s 12-2 squad.The one player who wasn’t on the team last year is Etienne Sabino, a linebacker who played for OSU from 2008-12. Sabino went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, and last played professionally with the New York Giants where he signed April 27 as an unrestricted free agent.According to the release, the NFL allows players to participate in pro days a year after leaving the school.OSU’s Pro Day is likely the final chance former Buckeyes will get to make an impression on NFL teams before the 2014 NFL Draft begins May 8.Below is list of the players scheduled to compete at Pro Day, although the events each will be participating in is unknown: George Makradis, long snapper Etienne Sabino, linebackerRyan Shazier, linebacker Drew Basil, kicker Carlos Hyde, running back Corey Linsley, offensive lineman read more