first_imgGAA: The Donegal SFC returns this weekend after a 12-week break and there are some enthralling fixtures down for decision.In group three the clash of St Michael’s and Four Masters is the meeting of two sides expected to progress from their group. St Michael’s recorded a comfortable win in their opening championship encounter over rivals Cloughaneely while Four Masters edged out Glenfin.St Michael’s are sitting top of Division One and have enjoyed a fine campaign to date under the tutelage of Eddie Harkin.They earned a good win away to Glenswilly on Sunday and did so without the services of Donegal players Martin McElhinney and Daniel McLaughlin.Both McElhinney and McLaughlin are expected to be fit for the clash with Four Masters. Four Masters suffered a very disappointing defeat away to Ardara which now leaves them in the relegation mire as the league reaches nears its conclusion.They had earned an excellent result against St Eunan’s a week previous and were buoyant prior to the clash with relegation rivals Ardara.However, a flat performance ensured Ardara took all two points and it was from ideal preparation for this week’s Donegal SFC clash with St Michael’s.Four Masters will be hoping their star player Karl Lacey will be fit to play against St Michael’s.The 2012 Footballer of the Year was missing last weekend and if Four Masters are to pull off a shock this weekend they’ll need the experience and class of Lacey in the heart of their defence.Four Masters lost Paul Durcan to Ballyboden St Enda’s earlier this season but still have a team laced with quality. On paper it’s hard to look past St Michael’s, but Four Masters have great championship tradition and on their own patch will not make it easy for anyone.Four Masters put St Michael’s out of the Donegal SFC in 2012 after a replay and extra-time so they won’t fear Eddie Harkin’s side.St Michael’s have been in great form all season and are genuine contenders to win the Donegal SFC outright.St Michael’s will probably have too much firepower in the end for Four Masters but it will be a closely fought game. Verdict: St Michael’sDONEGAL SFC GROUP 3: FOUR MASTERS V ST MICHAEL’S PREVIEW was last modified: August 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCGAASportlast_img read more

Chelsea v West Brom line-ups: Costa starts, Remy on bench, Albion duo return

first_imgDiego Costa starts for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion despite limping off during the final stages of Sunday’s FA Cup win against Scunthorpe.John Mikel Obi is again given the nod in midfield, while skipper John Terry returns to the starting line-up after being rested at the weekend. Loic Remy is on the Blues bench after recovering from injury.Meanwhile, Jonas Olsson and Victor Anichebe are back in the Albion squad following hamstring injuries. Olsson starts and Anichebe is a substitute.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Matic, Ramires, Kenedy, Loftus-Cheek, Remy.West Brom: Myhill; Olsson, Yacob, Evans, Morrison, Brunt, McClean, McAuley, Fletcher, Dawson, Rondon.Subs: Foster; Chester, Gardner, Anichebe, Berahino, McManaman, Sessegnon.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Inyathelo celebrates selflessness

first_imgRecipients of the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards at the ceremony held at the Zip Zap Circus School in Cape Town. (Image: Inyathelo)Armed only with a sense of concern, responsibility, compassion and drive, 12 extraordinary individuals are making a huge impact on the lives of others.Each of them was honoured for his or her selflessness at the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, which took place at the Zip Zap Circus School in Cape Town. The school also provided entertainment for the night. Inyathelo is a non-profit organisation that seeks to strengthen civil society as a key component of South Africa’s democracy by developing a philanthropic movement to support both civil society and the country’s institutions.Zip Zap uses circus arts to assist young people who are at risk. It gives them access to opportunities and skills that will help them to grow into young leaders and ambassadors for South Africa.Speaking at the awards ceremony in the circus dome, Inyathelo executive director Shelagh Gastrow said: “Philanthropy is dependent on the interest, passion, commitment, generosity and foresight of individuals like those we have honoured tonight. Our awards seek to inspire others to give by recognising the incredible role models among us.“Individual giving can be the largest source of donor money in South Africa and philanthropists play a critical role in effecting real systemic change as they are able to support more innovative and often unconventional solutions to our numerous social, environmental and economic problems.”Held on 6 November, it was the eighth outing of the annual awards. So far, 80 individuals have been recognised for their personal giving that has contributed to sustainable social change in South Africa. They include: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu; nine-year-old rhino campaigner Afeefah Patel; the Ackerman family; Founder of Hope Warriors Children’s Charity Patrick Mashanda; former vice-chancellor of Rhodes University Dr Saleem Badat; and Alice Wamundiya, a former car guard from Rwanda who established an organisation to provide tertiary education for refugees.RECOGNITION IN 2014This year, the award winners were:Founding directors of the Adonis Musati Project for refugees, Gayle McWalter and Gahlia Brogneri: 2014 Inyathelo Award for Social Justice Philanthropy;Founder of the Chess Development Project, Jabulani Ncubuka: Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in Youth Development;Founding patron of The Ampersand Foundation, Jack Ginsberg: Award for Philanthropy in the Arts;Co-founder of the Spread Luv Movement, Kgomotso Mokoena: Youth in Philanthropy;Founder and president of the DAD Fund to nurture young leaders, Lyndon Barends: Philanthropy in Education;Founder and director of Hlumelelisa for convicted offenders, Paul Bruns: Philanthropy in Rehabilitation and Job Creation;Youth activist and founder of Vanthswa Va Xivono, Samuel Ntsanwisi: Philanthropy in Youth Development;Mohamed Fayaz Khan: Philanthropy in Child Welfare;Founders and funders of the HELP after-school education programme, Anna-Marie and Jan Kaars-Sijpesteijn: Philanthropy Award for Support in Education; and,Founding chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies, Charles Feeney: 2014 Inyathelo Lifetime Philanthropy Award for Giving While Living.Gastrow said the recognition of Feeney and The Atlantic Philanthropies was important. “Atlantic has served as a key partner for education, health and human rights organisations in our country. Led by the late Gerald Kraak, Atlantic’s giving in South Africa was strategic and impactful, creating a community of individuals and organisations committed to democracy. The closure of Atlantic’s activity here is a challenge to local philanthropy to step into the breach and to move away from working within a charitable paradigm towards targeting initiatives that bring about systemic change.”THE ATLANTIC PHILANTHROPIESCharles “Chuck” Feeney was born during the Great Depression in the US to working class Irish parents. He started his entrepreneurial endeavours at an early age by selling Christmas cards door-to-door and teaming up with a friend to shovel pavements during snowstorms.After high school he enlisted in the army and once he completed his service, he took advantage of the GI Bill, a government-funded education benefit for veterans, to attend Cornell University, becoming the first member of his family to go to college.According to Inyathelo, Feeney believes that people who have been fortunate to amass great wealth should use their wealth for a greater good. In 1982, he established The Atlantic Philanthropies, which has made grants totalling more than $6.5-billion (R71.3-billion), focused on promoting education, health, peace, reconciliation and human dignity.SPREAD LUV MOVEMENTThe Spread Luv Movement is the result of a group of eight successful friends who wanted to use their experience and knowledge to inspire disadvantaged young people, and help put them on the path to success.According to Inyathelo, Mokoena, an attorney specialising in labour and media law, placed her personal resources at the disposal of this project. Together with her professional colleagues and friends, she has provided career guidance and advice to hundreds of high school pupils at more than 45 under-resourced schools in and around Johannesburg over the past four years.Mokoena said: “Me and my friends, others whom we go back as far as high school, counted our blessings and thought how we could give back. It still surprises us every day how we started an NGO.”The movement also helps pupils apply for bursaries and many of the youngsters it has mentored have gone on to excel in their tertiary studies.last_img read more

Grazing tour July 14 in Wayne and Holmes counties

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sheep owners and others interested in sheep and forage management are invited to participate in a sheep grazing/forage management tour scheduled for Friday July 14 in Wayne/Holmes County. Topics to be discussed at the farms will include information for the beginning sheep farmer, sheep and management, cool season pasture species, hay production, fencing, rotational grazing management, breeding management and marketing. Each stop will have something different to offer in how the operation works for the farm and family. The sharing of ideas is how we all learn.Resource people for the day will be Bob Hendershot of Green Pasture Services and Gary Wilson Past President American Forage and Grassland Council, retired OSU Extension. They will provide information about pasture grasses, grazing management, sheep production and are willing to answer all your questions.Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 40 people. Thanks to financial sponsorship from the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council and the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program the cost is only $40 per person ($30 for current Ohio Forage and Grassland Council members), which includes bus cost, lunch and refreshments. Registrations must be received by July 5, 2017.  No refunds after July 5.Check-in for the tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the OARDC Shisler Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691. This is the same location as the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium.For more information about the tour, contact Bob Hendershot, Director, Ohio Forage and Grassland Council at 740.477.1114 or [email protected] .last_img read more

US Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Indian Wells: Ailing Serena Williams out, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal move on LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:36Undas 2019: Remembering the dead and reuniting with the living00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Catlin’s father, Mark Catlin, told VeloNews that his daughter killed herself.Catlin was born and raised near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and rose to prominence on the track as a member of the U.S. national team. She also raced on the road for the Rally UHC Pro Cycling Team, and she was pursuing a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHOW TO GET HELPThe Department of Health (DOH) earlier said suicide is a tragedy that could be avoided. Those who may need help can contact its Hopeline, a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline in the Philippines, at (02) 804-4673 and 0917-5584673, 0917-5582919 for Globe and TM subscribers. FILE – In this Wednesday, July 22, 2015 file photo, United States gold medalist Kelly Catlin poses after winning the women’s individual time trial cycling competition at the Pan Am Games in Milton, Ontario. Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, died Friday, March 8, 2019 at her home in California. She was 23. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23.USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that “the entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss. We are offering continuous support to Kelly’s teammates, coaches and staff. We also encourage all those who knew Kelly to support each other through the grieving.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more