Frosses man Donagh Kelly is patiently awaiting the arrival of a VW Polo R5 this week so he can put in some final adjustments to it in preparation for the forthcoming Harvest Rally on October 12th.The event-based in Inishowen with its headquarters in Redcastle will be the first place the Polo R5 will debut in Donegal.This Saturday morning is the due time of arrival for the white R5 Polo to Ireland. We were lucky to secure the first pictures of the car as it left the workshop before it will get all its vehicle livery in place. Advertisement Donagh Kelly who is looking forward to taking delivery of his VW Polo R5 this weekend to get the car ready for the forthcoming Harvest Rally in Inishowen. Photo Brian McDaid.Donagh seeded at number one and is looking forward to competing on the stages with Conor Foley on the notes from Monaghan in a 130 strong entry.Joe McGonagle from Muff will be the top local driver from Inishowen in his Fiesta WRC and Callum Devine who is included in the entry will be one to watch who led the Donegal back in June in the opening stages in Inishowen in his R5 Fiesta.National BattlePettigo’s Kevin Eves seeded a number five and the first car on the road in the National Rally will be the driver to beat with Chris Melly on the notes. Advertisement Letterkenny crew of Damien Gallagher and Mac Walsh and Rathmullan based engine builder, Kevin Gallagher (KGP) in his Darrian with Gerard Gallagher calling his notes making up the three top National men from Donegal that will be hard to beat as will the National champion Damien Tonner who will compete on the event on his MK 2 Escort.Exclusive photos of Donagh Kelly’s VW Polo R5 rally car pictured this week as it left the workshop and heads to Ireland and undergoes final preparation for the forthcoming Harvest Rally.By far the most popular car taking part in the harvest rally still is the MK2 Ford Escort with 43 rally cars included in the entry in different classes and different levels of modifications.In chargeClerk of the course for the event, Tony Boyle, is looking forward to getting the event underway.The rally comprises of three stages done three times with a total of 100 competitive kilometres on the day and in preparation for the event running well he has put out a call for marshals to help out on the day to cater for the huge entry on this Inishowen based event. Kevin Eves and Chris Melly who will contest the national honours in their Toyota Corolla. Photo Brian McDaidThe rally is back in Inishowen after a few years of a break. It has produced great drives from great Donegal drivers.For me, one of the best performances was that of James Cullen when he finished first overall in a 1600 Sumbeam the year the event was based in Buncrana.Turning the pageI suppose this year’s recent events can now seem so far away now while distant memories of rallies from decades ago can have a freshness in memory of happier times. I know when this rally weekend arrives and the double 00’s come through the stage and standing on a ditch in Inishowen the page will turn and a new chapter will begin.I know I’m not ready to move on to the next chapter just yet and stupid as it might sound, find comfort in a rally conversation with Manus Kelly’s name in it.Go forward a positive thumbs up from Manus Kelly and a bottle of his champagne. Photo Brian McDaid.And if I could hear him, he surely would say something like: ”Dinny be writing stuff like this sir, go and enjoy the rally.”Recently a bottle of champagne arrived from TFS / MK Rally team, a memory of happier times which was presented by Bernie Kelly.A gesture I treasure so much. It dwarfs the laptop on which I’m writing my motoring column. And makes me think that the magic is still in there waiting for the occasion to cross its path.Some random day I’ll make a complete hem of trying to pop this bottle in memory of the great days that Manus has engraved in our minds.DD Motoring: New Volkswagen Polo R5 to debut in Harvest Rally was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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)
Creative Commons Licensing Flickr CAI “Best Practices” conference, Nov 2008 – 02 by Ed YourdonBy Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDNPreviously as an Administrative Dietitian working in a major university’s dining services, I implemented “point of service” food item nutrition labeling. The intent was not just to point out calories but to provide complete nutrition information for our consumers that included not only college students but faculty and staff. Everyone loved the nutrition labeling except for those students with eating disorders and their health care providers on campus. Many expressed concern that putting calories on the menu was a “trigger” for people with eating disorders. Menu labeling was indeed a touchy subject! Do we change everything for those few? We had the information online, but most people were not aware or did not take the time to look up the items. I chose to continue the food labeling since most people were very appreciative of the information being provided. I also knew mandatory food labeling was on the horizon and indeed had been implemented in many states. Those poor students with eating disorders were going to face with food labels whether it was at school or throughout their daily lives. Some students I indeed worked with to help them handle the nutrition information and use it appropriately.We also learned a great deal about the foods we were serving. Some foods we had thought would be a “healthier” option was worse than the “non-healthy” food item due to food preparation techniques. Some days there would have been nothing to eat if you were looking for a lower fat, moderate in sodium diet. Menu labeling forced us to take stock and re-examine our menus to ensure were at least offering some healthier alternatives. Our goal was not to make everyone eat “healthy” but to at least provide the option and the information to make healthier food choices. Still, when finals week rolled around, all good intentions went out the window and the consumption of french fries, chicken tenders, and pizza skyrocketed! Stress eating is alive and well during finals week.What are the advantages and disadvantages of menu labeling? The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”, passed in 2010 required calorie labeling of menus. The requirement for calorie labeling was done to help stem the obesity epidemic and to help consumers make informed and healthier decisions about foods they eat.Some Advantages:1. May promote healthier choices by providing the public with more information to better understand what they eat.2. Provides consumers a guideline on what is a healthy caloric intake based on an average 1,800-2,000 calorie per day diet.3. Focuses on the prevention of chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.4. Provides nutrition education by requiring the visible display of calorie information and written information on other nutrients upon request.Some Disadvantages:1. There is an additional cost to restaurants and supermarkets for analyzing their food products to determine calorie information; printing new menus, food boards, displays, etc.2. There is a fear that sales of higher calorie foods will drop, which are frequently the most profitable.3. Consumers are not always aware of what is a “beneficial” food or “empty” calories.4. To analyze menus from scratch is very time-consuming and labor intensive.December 1, 2016, is the compliance date given by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for those restaurants to implement menu labeling. Food service operations covered under this ruling will have to list calorie information for standard menu items on menus and menu boards and a brief statement about suggested daily caloric intake. Nutrient information such as total calories, calories from fat, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, fiber, sugars, and protein will have to be made available in writing on request. This FDA rule applies to food service operations that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name, and offering the same menu selections.Is the labeling of calories on the menu effective in helping consumers to make healthier or different food choices? One study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics indicated people who use menu calorie labels is associated with purchasing fewer calories. However, there are significant socioeconomic differences among customers who notice and use menu calorie labels. Targeted education programs may be needed to improve the use of menu labeling across all sociodemographic groups. Another study from New York University (NYU), found no significant differences in calories purchased before and after menu labeling was required in New York. Adolescents reported that taste was the most important factor in meal selection. This study was primarily conducted in low-income areas.Does menu labeling lead people to make healthier food choices? Do people even know what the labels mean? Are the labels accurate? How do we help our patients navigate the new menu labeling requirements to make healthier choices? Does putting the calories on the menu cause problems or “trigger” eating disorders?There are many unanswered questions, and this topic is now being studied extensively.Tune into our free webinar on October 20, 11:00 pm ET to get the most up to date information on menu labeling.Resources:Elbel, B, Gyamfi, J, and Kersh, K. Child and adolescent fast-food choice and the influence of calorie labeling: a natural experiment. International Journal of Obesity (2011) 35, 493–500; doi:10.1038/ijo.2011.4; published online 15 February 2011Green, J E, Brown, AG, Punam O. Sociodemographic Disparities among Fast-Food Restaurant Customers Who Notice and Use Calorie Menu Labels. Jn of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2015-07-01, Volume 115, Issue 7, Pages 1093-1101.Read more here.FDA on Food LabelsThis post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.
The seat of Sajjadanashin (spiritual head) at the historic dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer witnessed an acrimonious battle on Wednesday with the younger brother of Syed Zainul Abedin, the present Dewan, staking claim to the prestigious post. Mr. Abedin summarily rejected his claim.Remarks on Triple talaqThe controversy had its genesis in the recent remarks by Mr. Abedin at the conclusion of 805th Urs at the dargah. Mr. Abedin had stated that triple talaq, which did not enjoy sanction in the Quran and Shariah, had no relevance in modern times and called for a complete ban on slaughter of bovines.Mr. Abedin’s brother, Alauddin Alimi, who is a lawyer by profession, declared himself the new Dewan while affirming that Mr. Abedin had ceased to be a Hanafi Muslim after his remarks.“Since Mr. Abedin is not a Muslim any more, he cannot occupy the seat of Sajjadanashin,” Mr. Alimi toldThe Hindu.Mr. Alimi said he had consulted some Muftis about the status of his brother and would soon get a formal fatwa (opinion) from a good number of Muftis, which would clarify his position. “My position is clear. Since Mr. Abedin’s remarks are not in keeping with the Islamic faith, the hereditary seat of Sajjadanashin has been devolved to me,” he said.‘Rightful head’Mr. Alimi proclaimed himself as the new Dewan on the dargah premises when Mr. Abedin had gone to the tomb for the Kul (completion) rituals.He announced Mr. Abedin’s “removal” in the presence of pilgrims and hereditary staff and stated that henceforth he would be the rightful spiritual head of the 13th Century shrine.An angry Mr. Abedin rejected the claim of his younger brother. He said at a press conference later in the day that Mr. Alimi’s move had no legal sanctity under the Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955, and he continues to occupy the highest seat at the dargah.Son named successorWhile affirming that the seat of Sajjadanashin was hereditary, Mr. Abedin declared his son, Naseeruddin Chishti, as his successor. He said he was being targeted by “extremist elements” because of his views which were in national interest.“No one has the right to remove the dargah Dewan,” said Mr. Abedin, adding that he would seek legal opinion in the matter. He reiterated his views about the ban on beef and said Muslims should not consume beef and stay away from slaughtering bovines in order to promote communal harmony.Since Mr. Abedin’s remarks are not in keeping with the Islamic faith, the hereditary seat of Sajjadanashin has devolved to meAlauddin AlimiBrother of Syed Zainul Abedin