Alex Goode – Saracens and England Saxons

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Goode’s sights are set on a World Cup place and he hopes some assured performances in the Heineken Cup will stand him in good stead. “It’s the superior competition in Europe and a chance to really put yourself out there. These are the big games the selectors really look at and you need to put down a marker. I know I can play well in big pressure matches, because the Premiership final and the Churchill Cup final were two of my best performances last year.“If you play well against Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D’Arcy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be involved in the England set-up. If I’m not involved in the autumn Internationals I just need to make sure I’m showing consistency as a No 10. I think that’s what the England management want to see from a young guy like me.” Saracens met French opposition in last season’s Amlin Challenge Cup and spent their pre-season tour in Biarritz, so Goode is certain they can cope with their two French adversaries. “I watched Clermont against Racing on ESPN and they’re very powerful teams, but we’re not a bad team either!” he says. “The French sides haven’t adapted much to the new interpretations of the laws and there is still a lot of kicking. They’re not playing at the quicker tempo we have seen in the Premiership.”Goode has excelled for England Saxons but hasn’t made the step up to the Elite Player Squad yet and, with the World Cup less than a year away, time is running short. Added to which, Saracens coach Brendan Venter has promised Goode at least a dozen starts in the No 10 shirt this season, so the 22-year-old is adapting to a new role after playing most of his professional rugby at full-back, while trying to impress Martin Johnson. But Goode is not only a talented player, he’s also confident, intelligent, level-headed and ready for the challenge.“There’s quite a lot of pressure on me, so people keep telling me! I know it’s going to be a tough transition (to fly-half). It’s not a position you can just step into. You have to worry about the whole team and getting the best out of everyone going forward. You need to have a thicker skin playing there. You’re going to make mistakes because you can’t possibly make 100% correct decisions in any game. But I’m putting a lot of time into my game and the key for me is to listen to the people I trust, whether I’m playing well or badly.” TAGS: Saracens Alex Goode at SaracensALEX GOODE admits he didn’t have much luck in the casinos when he holidayed in Las Vegas this year, but Saracens’ gamble of taking club rugby to Wembley Stadium for the first time last season paid off as they managed to win all four matches in front of crowds of 40,000-plus. Saracens will make what they hope is a happy return to Wembley on 16 October, when they entertain Leinster in the Heineken Cup, and Goode can’t wait. “Playing at Wembley for a young English kid is a dream come true,” says the England Saxons star. “Twickenham is my number one but Wembley comes close. It’s wonderful. They left no stone unturned when they built it – it’s a highly professional set-up. It’s a very special place and in the first 20 minutes the opposition chuck the kitchen sink at you because they’re so motivated too. But we’ve won there four times so it’s somewhere we like to play!”Saracens beat Northampton, Worcester and Harlequins there, but the match which Goode says “will stick with me for the rest of my life” was their 24-23 defeat of South Africa in November. Not only was it an historic win, but Saracens fan Stuart Tinner wrote his own headlines when he won £250,000 during half-time by successfully hitting the crossbar with a punt kick. Goode laughs: “I hadn’t played the first half so I was more relaxed than a lot of the players and I was aware of what had happened and had a joke about it.“It was quite a fairytale because we were losing at half-time and then the crowd went up a notch after the guy won the money. We started the second half well, scored and scored again and went on to win. A lot of people were won over to us after that.”Before the Leinster clash, Saracens have to cross the Channel to meet French champions Clermont Auvergne on 9 October. It will be Sarries’ first Heineken Cup match since the 2007-08 season and as Goode didn’t make his first-team debut until May 2008 it’s set to be his first taste of the competition. With Parisians Racing Métro in their pool too, Saracens are up against it, but Goode isn’t fazed.“The initial reaction to the draw was, ‘Brilliant, we’ve got a group of death here’. But the old cliché is right – to be the best you have to beat the best. Leinster have set a precedent in the last few years with how good they’ve been and Clermont are an extremely talented side. But why not play the best and enjoy it? I’ve never been in awe of any player I’ve played against but I’ve massive respect for Brian O’Driscoll and if I can stand toe to toe with him and not look out of place I’ll be delighted.”last_img read more

Apopka Weekly Arrest Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleKilsheimer speaks out on new business ventureNext articleOrange County Clerk makes it easier to get a passport Claire Haslett RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 APD Arrest Report ~ April 11 – April 17The Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics for the week ending April 17th:Calls For Service           1234Traffic Citations                53Crash Reports                    22The Apopka Police Department reported 19 arrests for the week ending April 17th.  1 juvenile was arrested.Arrested and charged were  12 adults from Apopka, 1 adult from Winter Garden, 1 adult from Longwood, 3 adults from Orlando, 1 adult from Ocoee, and 1 juvenile from Apopka.All of the arrests are listed here:FOURNIER, JAMES (32) of ORLANDO – Multiple charges including Drug PossessionLYON, ANDREW MICHAEL (23) of WINTER GARDEN – Carrying concealed weapon unlicencedWILLIAMS, MICHAEL J (45) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Weapon OffenseVEGA, VINCENT PAUL (54) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including DUINEWSOME, SHAWN EARL (40) of ORLANDO – Out of County WarrantBARNES, CANDACE MARIE (30) of LONGWOOD – BatteryWRIGHT, EDDIE LEE (66) of APOPKA DUIMATHEWS, ALPHONSA RANDOLPH (50) of ORLANDO – Multiple charges including Vehicle Theft & BurglaryGOMEZ, CIERRA D (18) of APOPKA – Burglary with Assault or BatteryJUSINO, JUSTIN KYLE (21) of APOPKA – Burglary with Assault or BatteryCANCELO, JEREMY LORENZO (29) of APOPKA – BatteryWORKMAN, GEORGE BENJAMIN (41) of APOPKA – Mutliple charges including Criminal MischiefVAZQUEZ, JEAN PIERRE (20) of APOPKA – Marijuana PossessionTURNER, DEBERAH LYNN (67) of APOPKA – Aggravated BatteryVEGA, DAVIN (50) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Criminal MischiefVELASQUEZPEREZ, EDILSON ABIMAEL (28) of Ocoee – Multiple charges including DUI and Hit and RunVAZQUEZ, DIANE (36) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Burglary with Assault or BatteryBELLEVUE, MICHEL DOMINIQUE (44) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Aggravated BatteryJUVENILE (17) of APOPKA – Marijuana PossessionArrest report details provided by the Apopka Police Department The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Graham brings passionate authenticity to her run for governor

first_img TAGSArbor BendGwen GrahamHabitat for HumanityJuniper Bendsouth apopka Previous article$20,000 available to teachers looking for innovative ways to educate studentsNext article5 ways to celebrate National EMS Week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceGwen Graham sits awkwardly on the cement floor of an unfinished house in South Apopka. Habitat for Humanity has a custom that volunteers sign some part of the house they work on, and Graham wants to nail it, so instead of just signing her name, she writes a message. Despite running out of ink with two sharpies, she finishes the job with a contractor’s pencil. “May your new home bring you much joy and peace and good health and happiness.”–GwenNever mind that there were reporters and cameras present to watch Graham struggle with the pens or the optics of sitting on a bare living room slab or even that carpet will eventually cover her well-crafted words. This was about message and substance over visuals and perception.“May your new home bring you much joy and peace and good health and happiness.”–GwenA creed the Graham campaign seems to live by.In a word, Graham is real. That may seem like a strange way to begin a feature on a candidate running for the Governor of Florida, but it describes her well. And in a time in politics when candidates take polls to decide which color tie to wear, real is unusual.Real is unreal.Graham spent the day in South Apopka Friday volunteering at the Arbor Bend housing development, which is a 34-home community built by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando. It is combined with Juniper Bend, a 24-home community across the street from Arbor to bring affordable housing to South Apopka, which is critical to this struggling neighborhood. Throughout Florida, affordable housing is a concern, and it is the primary reason Graham chose the Habitat project.“If more of the politicians in Tallahassee spent a day working to construct affordable housing, they’d see just how much more we could accomplish working together on progressive solutions to help Florida families,” Graham said in a news release after the event. “They’d quit stealing from the trust fund and invest in Florida. The affordable housing trust funds belong to the people of Florida who fund it with their tax dollars. As governor, I will respect every dollar the state spends and use them to support families, not special interests. I will veto any raids of the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund and work with the legislature to invest in affordable housing for Florida families.”Graham, despite running in a heated contest for the Democratic Party’s Gubernatorial nomination against three other opponents, takes time away from a traditional campaign schedule to work or volunteer at ordinary jobs for businesses or non-profits in Florida. She calls them “workdays”. This was her 56th since serving a two-year term in Congress which ended in 2016. “You learn so much on these workdays,” Graham said. “But when I made the decision to run for office, I was advised not to do them because they were so closely associated with my father.”Her father is former Florida Governor and US Senator Bob Graham, an iconic figure in Florida and perhaps the most successful and popular politician in the state’s history. Graham totaled 408 workdays during his campaigns and time in office, and never lost an election. “I watched my father and I recognize through his public service and his doing workdays not only about the specific job… like caulking skills, installing hurricane protectors strips, those kinds of things, I’ve gotten really good with the nail gun… that you gain an even better understanding of how to work together to make the decisions that are positive for people’s lives.” *****Although it’s not her house and I’m a reporter, Graham treats me like a guest in her home upon my arrival. Despite my protests as an ethical and objective journalist, she gives me a hug and invites me inside.“I’m a hugger,” she said assumptively.“So tell me about yourself,” Graham said to begin the conversation… once again breaking the norms of an interview, but after settling into a more traditional reporter-candidate relationship, I found Graham to be plain spoken, but substantive. Laid back, but thorough. Warm, but focused on the issues. Passionate, but pragmatic about solutions.“As governor, you’re in a position to make decisions that are going to be positive in people’s lives, and that’s why I’m running,” she said. “As governor I can be working every day, waking up and figuring out how we solve the issue of affordable housing… how do we make sure we’re supporting our schools? How do we make sure we’re protecting our environment? How do we get the infrastructure support and resources to improve it across the state of Florida? How do we have an economy where you can work one job and have enough income to not have to get a second job? I’m running because we’ve got to get our state government back focused not on the special interests, but on the people of Florida.”On Graham’s campaign website, she lists economy, education, environment, and healthcare as her priorities. But in this interview, education was a recurring theme throughout Graham’s responses, and her focus is on Florida’s teachers and students. “Public education is a passion of mine,” she said. “I was honored to be able to work in our public schools for many many years. I understand how hard our teachers are working, and they’re doing it because they love our kids and want to make a positive difference in their lives. But they’re being asked to do so much more, and under so much more pressure and with so few resources. We’ve got to end this teaching to the test culture that’s taken over our schools where teachers who just want to teach are being forced to teach to these tests that are not providing them with the information that they need to have for their kid’s education. Our education system has become an industry in Tallahassee where people are making money for the testing cultures and the for-profit charter schools. When I’m governor, I’m going to get the focus back on how to make a positive difference in people’s lives and education is number one.According to a study published in USA Today on May 16th that compares the education budgets of all 50 states, Florida is 42nd in teacher salaries ($48,134), 40th in per pupil expenditures ($9,737 per student), and 42nd in graduation rates (77.9%). Graham has vowed to change those numbers, but where will she find the money to accomplish this? “Remember the promise of lottery dollars? That lottery dollars were going to be added to education? I call it the lottery shell game. We are going to start doing what the people of Florida want us to do, as in fully funding education, adding money to our public education system through the lottery dollars.”***** Despite her casual approach, Graham is a competitor. In 2014, during what could be described as a wave election for Republicans, and in a section of Florida that can also be described as a reliably Republican region, Graham was one of only two Democrats in the nation to defeat a Republican incumbent. Graham defeated self-proclaimed Tea Party candidate Steve Southerland with 51% of the vote in the Florida 2nd District that Southerland won in 2012 with 53% of the vote.How did she do it? Graham says it was people skills, interpersonal relationships, and honesty. “I’m a people person. You’ve probably determined that already. This is how I am. This is who and what I am. I am passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. I’m passionate about building those connections and those friendships and relationships, and people know that. I am a person of my word, and I’m a person that does what I say I’m going to do.”There is no candidate in history that does not include honesty, and ‘doing what they say they are going to do’ as part of their core beliefs. But with Graham, there is an authenticity to those words that makes her believable.“One of the disappointments I face, even though it makes me feel good, but it’s a disappointment that you have people say, ‘you know you actually do what you say you’re going to do.’ People are surprised by that because they have candidates who run for office and they say all these things and then they don’t actually do what they say when they get to the office. You’re never going to get that with me. My word is what I’m committed to doing for the people of Florida and so when I campaigned in 2014 in a very conservative North Florida Republican congressional seat, people knew that about me. They could sense that. They could feel that and when I served in Congress I did what I said I was going to do. So that has been a wonderful opportunity for people to have trust again and people running for office to have the ability to rebuild what I think has been lost. There’s a lot of cynicism for our public officials today and I am disappointed in that because when you’re running for office and serving in office you’re there to serve the people that gave you the right to be there. You’re working hard every day for their benefit.”While in Congress, Graham was ranked as the ninth most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 114th United States Congress (and the second most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida) in the Bipartisan Index created by The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy.She was seen as a consensus-building, bi-partisan, moderate, which is a valuable reputation to have if you are negotiating policy, pursuing practical legislation, or governing. But in the political climate of 2018, coming off the heels of one of the most contentious election cycles in American history, is consensus-building, bi-partisan moderation going to be a winner on the campaign trail?It is Graham’s contention that voters have had enough of negative, combative, and insulting political campaigns. “Our politics have become too divisive,” she said. “Far too negative. Far too ideologically driven and that’s hurting the people of Florida. It’s hurting the state in general.Graham relishes the thought of working with a range of opinions to forward ideas and is in strong support of a tactic whose time seems to have come and gone – compromise. “One of the things I love doing is working with people who disagree with me. Because one of the things you have to do in order to get policies implemented and not just fighting about it is to get as much buy-in as possible. Get people around the table who come with many points of view and figure out how to walk out of that room with the best solution. Compromise is a good word. It’s something that we need to bring back and fight for finding those solutions that through compromise are going to help the people of Florida.”*****Midway through the discussion, Catherine Steck McManus, the president, and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando walks into the house. Graham seeks her out and hugs her. “This is the other great part of the workdays,” Graham says. Meeting peopled like Catherine. She and I have been talking some about not only the challenges of affordable housing but so much that’s going on that’s making life challenging for the people of Florida. She’s someone that I’ll go back to when I’m governor to have a better understanding of affordable housing.”McManus was also pleased to see Graham and surprised at the time commitment she took at the Habitat project.“It’s not every day that you have a candidate for governor ask to help on a construction project,” McManus said in a statement after the event. “We’re not just building houses — we’re building homes. A Florida family who may be living in substandard housing today will soon call this community home. The stability they’ll receive from a new home will help them gain greater work opportunities, help their children in school, and help their entire family succeed. Gwen is seeing those benefits firsthand today — and we hope she’ll use the lessons learned with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to help families across our state.”Graham seems to be implementing those lessons even while still on the site. “Who can live on $8.25 an hour? Graham asks rhetorically. “We need to raise the minimum wage so people can actually make a paycheck that allows them to make ends meet. Almost 50% of working Floridians are one paycheck away from financial distress. We should all want someone to be able to get the healthcare they need, pay their bills, not to worry ‘should I pay my rent or pay for my food?’ I was talking to Catherine earlier. She works with people who are applying to get into these homes and she said that some of them can’t pay the combined costs of utility bills, food, and rent… so they’re making choices, and having to figure out which to pay. Think of the stress in your life if you have to determine how, with this paycheck, you are going to keep the lights on, feed your kids, and pay for your medicine? We can do better. We have to do better for people.”*****Near the conclusion of our discussion, I told Graham I only had a couple more questions, and then she could get back to her nail gun.“You can ask me as many questions as you like, I’m just going to drink a little water,” she said, picking up a bottle from the floor. “I’m not sure if this is mine, but it’s good.”Graham’s Press Secretary Bettina Weiss asked if she wanted her to get a new bottle for Graham.“No, this is good. I don’t care.”Even with a bottle of water, it’s substance over optics. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Charity gets help online from darkest Peru

Paddington Bear has just launched his marmalade-covered Web site.Paddington Bear has just launched his marmalade-covered Web site. In the process he is helping medical research charity Action Research raise funds. Read UK Fundraising’s report.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 January 1999 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity gets help online from darkest Peru About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

“Very angry”: Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan implores health minister to reconsider…

first_imgLimerickNews“Very angry”: Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan implores health minister to reconsider launch date of CervicalCheck TribunalBy David Raleigh – October 22, 2020 214 Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Posting a series of messages on Twitter, Ms Phelan said she was “very angry” at how the proposed tribunal of inquiry was being handled before it had even started.Yesterday Minister Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet proposing to open the tribunal next Tuesday, which is to investigate negligence in the State’s cancer screening programme.However, Ms Phelan, a member of the 221plus campaign group, which formed following the cancer smear test scandal, claimed the women affected by the scandal and their families “who this Tribunal is aimed at, were not afforded an opportunity to respond to the Minister’s decision to formally establish the Tribunal BEFORE it was announced”.“As we have become used to, those most affected are often the last to know,” Ms Phelan tweeted.“We met the Minister and officials from (Department of Health) on a Zoom meeting just 6 weeks ago. We set out several aspects of the proposed Tribunal that were causing us, and our members, serious concern, the Minister’s response yesterday is a flat rejection of ALL of our concerns,” she said.“We asked for a non-adversarial route to be found for the Tribunal, one NOT obliging women to fight the labs given recent rulings. The (High Court) in the (Patricia) Carrick case reaffirmed the view taken by the (Supreme Court) in (Ruth) Morrissey, that it was NOT necessary for women to sue the labs…”“Women could instead rely on the non-delegable duty owed to them by the HSE, who were found primarily responsible for the cervical screening programme in the Morrissey case. The HSE could then rely on their contractual and legal indemnities against the lab.”“BUT The Minister rejected these arguments and set out in his letter how the laboratories MUST be involved in proceedings if taken before the Tribunal. This will NOT be acceptable to many of our members,” Ms Phelan said.The Limerick mother who was given a terminal diagnosis after she was given a false negative smear test result, added: “We asked that applicants to the Tribunal who receive an award be allowed to return to the Tribunal should they suffer a recurrence of their cancer, in the same way that the State allowed applicants before the Hep-C Tribunal to return where their health deteriorates.”“Such a right to return to the Tribunal would be an advantage over the High Court procedures where, of course, no such right exists. The Minister’s letter did not even address this hugely important issue,” she said.“Another issue that the Minister did not address is that of the Statute of Limitations. We explained to the Minister that some of our members have received legal advice that they may now be statute-barred because they relied on the Government’s promise of a ‘non-adversarial’ Tribunal and did not issue (High Court) proceedings.““These members may now, through no fault of their own, be statute-barred because of delays by Government of more than two years in establishing this Tribunal. The Minister did not address this issue,” she added.“We had been given to believe that it was the needs of the women and families affected by the CervicalCheck debacle and NOT those of the @HSELive and the labs that were to come first in the Government’s response to the terrible wrongs visited upon our members.”Ms Phelan further argued that “on the basis of all of the above, we would ask the Minister to reconsider any move to launch the CervicalCheck Tribunal next week”.“Instead, we would plead with him to redouble efforts to sit down again with members of the @221plus, to identify an alternative solution of redress which is what our members have asked for, and what they deserve.” Facebook Previous articleShop LOCAL | Shop LIMERICKNext articleWhat Do Level 5 Restrictions Mean For Football? David Raleigh Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LIMERICK CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has accused the Minister for Health of ignoring her and her fellow cancer campaigners concerns over the proposed CervicalCheck Tribunal, which is due to start October 27th. “Otherwise, we will be recommending that @221plus members NOT participate in this Tribunal should it go ahead in its current format next week.“ Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Vicky PhelanPhoto: Oisin McHugh True Media Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Derry PSNI seek taxi driver who picked up missing person

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Police in Derry searching for a missing man are keen to speak to a taxi driver who was flagged down by the man outside Altnagelvin Hospital this afternoon at around 2pm.Its believed the man was wearing dark bottoms, a blue top with light blue on the shoulders, white stripes on the sleeve and bearing Sion Mills Cricket Club logo and he also had a cut on his lip.Police say they are keen to locate him.Anyone with any information is asked to contact the PSNI on the non-emergency number 101. Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – August 21, 2019 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articleUK Prime Minister must engage realistically with EU – Mc EnteeNext articleDonegal ISPCA seeking owners of rescued rabbits News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Derry PSNI seek taxi driver who picked up missing person Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Cannon named Public Library Tutor of the Year

first_img Melissa Cannon, center, a Troy University elementary education major, has been named the Troy Public Library’s 2014 Outstanding Tutor of the Year. The award was presented by Teresa Colvin, TPL children’s librarian on Friday. Also, pictured is Anna Fountain who congratulated Cannon on the award.Troy University junior Melissa Cannon of Hartford has been named the Troy Public Library’s 2014 Outstanding Tutor of the Year.In making the presentation at the library Friday afternoon, Teresa Colvin, children’s librarian, said, if she had to choose one word to describe Cannon, it would be “outstanding.”“Melissa is truly an outstanding young woman and an outstanding tutor,” Colvin said. “She is most deserving of the library’s ‘Outstanding Tutor of the Year Award.” By Blood Sugar Blaster Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Cannon named Public Library Tutor of the Year Cannon began with the TPL’s tutoring program in 2013 and is currently tutoring two students at the same time.“Melissa is an elementary education major at Troy University,” Colvin said. “She has donated more than 100 hours to the library’s tutoring program. She has exceeded expectations in assisting others in the process of learning.“One of her students has improved to the point of being moved out of the intervention class. That speaks highly of Melissa as a future teacher. She will be a fantastic teacher and an outstanding future hire for any school system.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Having grown up in a small town, Cannon said she would like to teach in a small town school.“Somewhere in Geneva County or maybe in Goshen,” she said. “I love the atmosphere of a small school. Hartford is in Geneva County and I’m familiar with Goshen Elementary School so I would like to teach at either place.”Cannon has no desire to teach in a large elementary school but she does enjoy exploring the big, wide world.“I love to travel and I’ve been on several mission trips — to Honduras, Romania, Germany and Austria,” she said. “On those trips, I’ve had opportunities to work with the children in sports camps and Vacation Bible School. I’ve learned a lot on the mission trips. ”Cannon said she was honored to receive the TPL’s Outstanding Tutor of the Year Award and looks forward to continuing to be a part of the tutoring program. You Might Like Seventy years and still going W.O. Sanders and his wife Irene have been married for 70 years and say they owe it all to walking… read more Cannon began tutoring at the library as a class requirement.The class requirement was 10 hours but, when the semester was over, Cannon said she loved tutoring and decided to continue working with her student, Anna Fountain.A teacher recognized Cannon’s ability to relate to young people and observed the way they responded to her and encouraged her to consider a career in teaching.“I have a passion for kids and love to work with them,” Cannon said. “Teaching is what I want to do.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Saturday, February 14, 2015 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Dodgers win World Series, Justin Turner tests positive for COVID-19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTom Pennington/Getty ImagesBy ABC News(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Los Angeles Dodgers secured a World Series win, clinching a 3-1 win in Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas.The Dodgers won the series 4-2, their first title in 32 years.However, the victory was marred by a positive COVID-19 test from third baseman Justin Turner, who was pulled from the bench.MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed the positive test after the game, telling Fox: “It’s a bittersweet night for us.”Turner was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before coming out of the game to start the eighth inning. The team did not give a reason for his exit when he left.“Thanks to everyone reaching out!” Turner wrote on Twitter after the game. “I feel great, no symptoms at all. Just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine. Can’t believe I couldn’t be out there to celebrate with my guys! So proud of this team & unbelievably happy for the City of LA #WorldSeriesChamps.”Sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan that in the second inning, the lab doing COVID-19 tests informed Major League Baseball that Turner’s test from Monday came back inconclusive. Samples taken from Tuesday then arrived and were run, sources said, and they showed up positive. The league then immediately called the Dodgers and said to pull Turner.He was replaced in the field by Edwin Rios.The veteran infielder was not with his teammates as they celebrated the franchise’s first World Series title since 1988. His teammates were wearing masks while on the Globe Life Field infield after the game.When the Dodgers return to their hotel later Tuesday night, everybody will be given a rapid PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, sources told Passan.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img October 28, 2020 /Sports News – National Dodgers win World Series, Justin Turner tests positive for COVID-19last_img read more

Frustration over OUSU elections

first_imgShe also told Cherwell, “Whilst I’m sure that no individual is to blame, the voting system this year is far from ideal; scores of people have found it hard to navigate the site; not helped by the lack of prominence given to elections on the website, and candidates haven’t been given instructions to print on their posters and leaflets.”Ex-OUSU Chair Nick Cooper said he became aware of the technical problems with video while at hustings. He commented, “The Returning Officer does have to delegate some duties, and it’s unfortunate that on this occasion, a really great way to reach out to voters (neutrally) has been lost.”Becky Howe meanwhile explained that her slate “are very disappointed”. She told Cherwell that, “Without the hustings videos, the vast majority of students won’t have seen us hust, so won’t be able to make an informed decision. It’s such a shame, because Cat in particular performed brilliantly in hustings, and it’s not fair that the student body won’t be able to see that. We have our own videos — which we’ve put up on our Facebook page — but we didn’t film the other candidates, so students are unable to compare candidates husting before voting.“I appreciate that there were technical difficulties, but it’s pretty ridiculous that this has happened.”Helena Dollimore echoed Howe’s frustrations, adding, “The lack of videos is also disappointing. Anyone can produce a glossy manifesto, but husts and questions are where you really see who the strongest candidate is.”RO Wauben agreed that not having the videos is “very unfortunate” and apologised to voters, explaining, “Due to technical difficulties which all those present at central hustings were immediately aware of, different devices were used to record the speeches and questions. Current OUSU President Louis Trup told Cherwell that he agreed with Wauben’s sentiments, adding, “Once the elections are over, we will make sure to look at ways to improve for next year.” OUSU Returning Officer Martine Wauben however, maintained, “I have not received any such complaints. If voting is indeed unclear, we’d be happy to clarify further, but it seems that not being able to go back is not unusual to most. My only comment would be: please do contact me if you have any difficulty or questions, I’m always happy to clarify!” Meanwhile, students expressed frustration at OUSU’s failure to put up the videos of hustings in time for the elections. “Putting together the pieces of video where individual devices failed is a huge amount of work for our staff, and they simply would not be able to fix these into proper full videos until it is too late already. Therefore, we made the decision to inform the candidates as soon as this became clear. Referring to both problems facing voters, Cooper vowed to review the elections process at the next OUSU Council meeting, adding, “I feel this needs careful review for future elections, especially if turnout is lower than expected. I will be bringing a motion to 7th week Council to, as in previous years, set up a Review Group and seek submissions from students about how to improve the elections process and get more people involved.” St Hilda’s student Helena Dollimore tweeted, “V disappointed @ousunews won’t be making election hust videos available to students — videos are great for improving turnout!” Students and candidates have encountered problems with the online voting system for OUSU elections, with voters unable to go back after logging on to the system.The Student Union has also received criticism for failing to make candidates’ hustings videos available to students, with RO Martine Wauben explaining that videos “ended up in little pieces on different devices”, and that “fixing them would take until after polls close”. OUSU has had difficulties with voting systems all term after they failed to renew their subscription to online system “mi-voice”. Ex-OUSU Council Chair Nick Cooper told Cherwell, “While there is an explanation of voting on the Elections page, I feel that this could have been highlighted more clearly from the OUSU home page for those not as familiar with the OUSU website as I am. I also think it’s unfortunate that the new system doesn’t permit returning to vote in new elections.”After Cherwell contacted the three Presidential candidates, Team ABC’s Becky Howe summarised, “It’s not good really.“Some people have said voting’s really difficult to work out — there hasn’t been a proper explanation on how to do it, even something like an explanatory paragraph or video would’ve been really helpful.” The other presidential candidates could not be reached. “We hope that manifestoes, videos for sabbatical candidates, and engagement with students at hustings and during these campaigning days will still inform voters of the qualities of the candidates.” Voting closes at 6pm today. Results are set to be announced on Oxide radio shortly after 8pm, and on Cherwell.org shortly after.last_img read more

Open Letter Responds to Support Service Investigation

first_imgWhen contacted for comment, the organisers said: “After learning about the Support Service’s lack of transparency and conflict of interest, both It Happens Here and SpeakOut wanted to take action before the end of term. Whilst these are two separate organisations, we have the same values and goals, and believe that our combined actions will have the greatest impact on reforming the University’s policy. In the space of 24 hours we formed a collaborative group and wrote both an open letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor and a template motion for JCRs and MCRs to pass in solidarity.  Cherwell’s investigation revealed that the University’s Support Service also provides support to students accused of sexual harassment and violence — a provision which they do not make clear in their advice to student survivors who may be accessing the service.  “Sexual assault is chronically underreported, and victims are too often left feeling isolated, ashamed, and helpless in a culture which silences their voices. The Support Service is one of the very few official University spaces intended to make victims feel supported, safe, and believed. However, in its current form the Service is failing both victims and accused, and both organisations believe that the University owes its students better.” A spokesperson for the University said: “We are aware of this open letter and we have contacted the authors to have a constructive conversation on the concerns raised about conflict of interest, and seek their input on how we can better advertise the provision and provide reassurance to all students. The letter calls on the university to provide “independent, victim-focused advice from a service fully dedicated to helping victims/survivors”, and criticises their decision to keep students “in the dark”. It goes on to quote anonymised accounts from the student body: one wrote, “I feel utterly disillusioned and shaken, and that I have lost a safe space”, whilst another said, “The University’s response of empty phrases … makes it even worse”. At least sixty comments have been appended to the letter. Following a lengthy statement released by It Happens Here, the Student Union campaign have partnered with the independent advocacy group SpeakOut Oxford to produce the open letter, addressed to Vice Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson. The letter may be signed through a google form, and is being circulated by the groups alongside a template motion for college Common Rooms to add their signature as a collective body. As of the evening of Thursday 4th of June, the letter has received 459 signatures. center_img Following an investigation published by Cherwell earlier this week, an open letter has been circulated, calling on the University to collaborate with students in improving both the services and transparency of the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Support Service.  “We cannot comment on individual cases. However, sexual harassment and violence are completely unacceptable, and the University treats all allegations with the highest seriousness. We are committed to minimising all forms of sexual misconduct and continue to invest in our support and disciplinary systems to reflect this.” “Please do more than read and reply. I hope this letter, these stories and these students’ experiences are enough evidence to bring about necessary dialogue and change within the university, both in terms of culture and policy.” Further to this , the organisers have appended to their letter comments from a number of their signatories (with permission), including expressions from individuals who feel “shaken and disappointed”, “appalled”, and “devastated”. One such comment addresses the University directly, writing:  If you have been affected by sexual harassment or violence, there are a number of resources available to you. As well the University’s support service, you can also contact: the Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre, an independent charity in Oxford where you can also refer yourself to the university ISVA; your local GP; It Happens Here, the OUSU campaign against sexual violence; SpeakOut Oxford, an independent and student-run advocacy group; the university counselling service; and/or your college welfare team.last_img read more