Our guide to what’s on this August Bank Holiday weekend

first_img Pinterest Brought to you by Laois Tourism It’s another busy weekend in Laois with so much on for everyone in the family.  The 10th Durrow Scarecrow Festival is in full swing while the Stradbally Steam Rally is in its 55th year and promises to be weekend of old fashioned fun. Emo Court has another free event which will focus on an architectural tour of the house. THURSDAY 1 AUGUSTDurrow Scarecrow Festival 2019 – DurrowNow in its 10th year the Scarecrow Festival is growing from strength to strength. Nine jam packed days of family fun. This year there is even an app so you won’t miss out on anything. Come and see the amazing scarecrows that take over the village. This year there is the Miami Slide, this is the biggest slide in Europe. Enjoy artisan food markets, craft workshops, artists exhibitions, photography competition, daily entertainment, roundbale competition, children’s summer camp, Ladies night kayaking, historical walks the list goes on. Portlaoise Library – Dogs Trust WorkshopLearn to be dog smart and meet Paul’s dog magic for free. All ages welcome from 11am. In Stradbally library at 2pm.Mountrath Library – Pokemon HuntSearch and find Pokémon characters hidden around the library. Ages 3-10 years. Free but booking is essential. Ph: 057 87 56378 or email: [email protected] Inc – Kids’ Film Club Portlaoise LibraryPortlaoise Library’s five-week season of Super Summer Movies. Popcorn and drinks will be served at this free event! Parents are requested to stay with children during the film. The event is free but booking is essential. To book a place now by contacting us on 0578622333 or by emailing the library [email protected] 2 AUGUST Portlaoise Summer Festival – Peppers Lane PortlaoiseAn artisan food and drink market from 8.30am in the heart of Portlaoise. Come along and enjoy the best in local foods and crafts. Meet the makers and get a real sense of place.Walker – Mountmellick Arts CentreW.A.L.K.E.R. bring their explosive rock ‘n roll show to the Mountmellick Community Arts Centre Balcony Theatre. Doors Open at 8pm and €8.Coraline – Kids’ Summer Movie Club -Abbeyleix LibraryEvery Friday in July and August Abbeyleix Library are hosting a movie afternoon complete with popcorn and drinks. This week the film is The Jungle Book. It’s suitable for ages 7+ and its free to attend. The movie begins at 2:30pm.Lego Fun – Mountrath LibraryEvery Friday Mountrath Library is hosting Lego fun for all budding builders.  Build your own Lego creations Suitable for ages 8-12 years and is a free event but booking is essential. To find out more call 057 8756378.Open Week – The Heath Golf ClubVarious golf competitions throughout the week. 18 Hole: €10 (Members) €12 (Visitors) 9 Hole: €5 (Members/Visitors) Open week ticket: €50 (Members only – excludes 9 hole competitions). You will have to check times online. Book online here. Phone: 057 8646533.SATURDAY 3 AUGUST Laois Heritage Society There’s a great chance to get out and stretch the legs at the upcoming heritage walk in Vicarstown hosted by Laois Heritage Society.Laois Heritage Society presents a Built and Natural Heritage and Walk from 2pm – 5pm at the canal in Vicarstown.All are invited to come along, there will be refreshments and a picnic along the way.Architectural Tour of Emo Court – Emo Court and ParklandsA free guided tour of Emo Court which will focus on the architectural features of the building and its neoclassical design, following the story of its beginnings to its present day restoration. Designed by James Gandon in 1790 for the first Earl of Portarlington, it took over 80 years to complete. In 1930, the Jesuit order reconfigured the internal layout to accommodate their use of the building as a training college for novices. In 1969, Mjr Cholmeley Dering Cholmeley-Harrison bought the estate and carefully restored the house and grounds. Then, in 1994, he gifted the estate to the Irish nation, where today the OPW manages and continues its restoration journey.The tour will take place at 3.00pm. Tickets are free and can be booked by using the link here. Zombie, Cranberries Tribute Act – Kavanaghs Bar and Venue, PortlaoiseZombie- Ireland’s premier tribute band performs at Kavanaghs..€14 and starts at 9:30pmDavie Furey & The Cool Cats – Bobs Bar, DurrowDavie Furey & The Cool Cats kick off their Irish Tour 2019 in Bob’s Bar, Durrow, Co. Laois with a very special evening of music, with all proceeds going to The Ella Dempsey Fund. €10 per person. 8pm. SUNDAY 4 AUGUSTStradbally Steam Rally – StradballyJoin us to celebrate the 55th National Steam Rally. A fun-filled weekend for the whole family with lots to see and do. Weekend Adult Pass @20, Weekend Children’s Pass is €10. Gates open at 10am.The Cottage Market – MountrathCome to the market in the Macra Hall main street to buy and taste some wonderful homegrown and homemade goods. Market starts from 10am to 1pm.MONDAY 5 AUGUSTSlieve Bloom Guided Walk The Slieve Bloom Walking Club’s next guided walk is the Stoneyman.  This walk is a Grade B, 8km walk and takes 3 hours. Meeting point is Ridge of Capard Carpark at 2pm.  €5 per walk or €20 annual membership (€30 for family).SEE ALSO – Pregnant with quadruplets: Laois mother-to-be reveals shock and excitement ahead of four little arrivals GAA GAA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleOur first football Team of The Week of 2019 following opening round of championshipNext articleLaois Councillor questions the need for 62 new houses in Stradbally Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. By Siun Lennon – 1st August 2019 Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook TAGSWhat’s On Pinterest WhatsApp Our guide to what’s on this August Bank Holiday weekend Home What’s On Our guide to what’s on this August Bank Holiday weekend What’s On 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebooklast_img read more

Marine jet crashes in North Carolina, pilot ejected safely

first_imgLance Cpl. Benjamin McDonald/U.S. Marine Corps(NEW BERN, N.C.) — A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet crashed in Craven County, North Carolina, on Monday evening. The pilot ejected and was said to be unharmed, according to a Defense Department official.The incident was under investigation.Emergency crews were called to the crash about 6:15 p.m., Craven County Emergency Services Director Stanley Kite told ABC News affiliate WCTI-TV. He added that a fire from the crash was extinguished.The pilot was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, North Carolina, for evaluation, according to the Marine Corps statement. There were no reports of civilian casualties or property damage.The plane was from the 2nd Marine Air Wing, which is based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina. Personnel from the air wing and the Havelock County Sheriff’s Department initially responded to the scene, according to a statement from the Marine Corps. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Vermont gets $19 million in federal funds for clean water

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont’s congressional delegation announced on Tuesday a combined $18.97 million from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Vermont’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The CWSRF program is a federal-state partnership that provides communities a permanent, independent source of low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality infrastructure projects. The DWSRF is a federal-state partnership to help ensure safe drinking water. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said: “These EPA clean water programs are so important to towns in Vermont and to communities across the country. A high priority for me on the Appropriations Committee continues to be to secure strong funding for both the EPA Clean Water and EPA Drinking Water programs this year, and our success in this year’s budget is reflected in these investments coming to Vermont.”  “I’m very pleased Vermont will receive roughly $19 million in much-needed funding from the EPA to improve drinking water and wastewater systems,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which authorized the EPA State Revolving Fund programs. “At a time when families in parts of Vermont are struggling with PFAS contamination and untreated or partially treated sewage being dumped into our waterways, these funds will help modernize our aging water infrastructure. However, if we are serious about addressing the huge backlog of water system projects in Vermont and across the country, we must make a significant and prolonged investment on the federal level. Instead of cutting rural water infrastructure funding like the Trump administration has proposed, we should dramatically increase support for these types of critically important projects.”“America has a 21st century economy supported by a 20th century infrastructure,” said Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “These critical investments are necessary to rebuild our infrastructure and ensure Vermonters have access to safe drinking water. They will create jobs, provide much-needed assistance to Vermont municipalities, and decrease our impact on the environment.” While Vermont is in a better position than the nation as a whole, crucial improvements must be made to the state’s water infrastructure: 2 percent of Vermonters drink water from a system with known health violations. During the next 20 years, according to estimates, Vermont must invest $510 million to upgrade small community water systems, alone.In terms of wastewater, there are tens of thousands of sewer overflows throughout the United States annually. Over the next 25 years, an estimated $271 billion is needed to address immediate needs and increase the capacity of treatment plants. In Vermont in recent years, millions of gallons of untreated wastewater and storm water have been released into Lake Champlain and its tributaries.These funds to Vermont were made possible by the bipartisan budget agreement negotiated earlier this year by Leahy and others. Earlier in this Congress, Sanders and Leahy also helped draft a $1 trillion proposal to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. The “Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure” includes funding for water systems as well as roads, bridges, railways, broadband networks, VA hospitals, schools and airports throughout the United States. In the House, Welch helped draft the LIFT America Act, a comprehensive 21st Century infrastructure package that invests in in broadband, health care, the electric grid, renewable energy, and contains $22.56 billion for drinking water infrastructure.Source: BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 7 – Delegationlast_img read more

New planned workouts for Wahoo ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT

first_imgWahoo Fitness has announced the introduction of Planned Workouts. This update brings fully integrated, structured workout programs from either TrainingPeaks or Today’s Plan, directly on-board Wahoo’s cycling computers ELEMNT & ELEMNT BOLT.The Planned Workouts update enables the automatic wireless sync of up to a full week’s worth of TrainingPeaks or Today’s Plan structured workouts to ELEMNT GPS bike computers. Structured workouts guide an athlete through a series of targeted intervals based on power, heart rate, or cadence. This allows amateur and professional athletes alike to ‘train at their very best by having these workouts clearly presented on their bike computer.’For athletes without a TrainingPeaks or Today’s Plan account, ELEMNT users will gain access to a preloaded set of planned workouts, including two variable FTP tests and three unique interval sessions utilised by Team Sky. As the company adds, ‘These unique workouts give Wahoo athletes the chance to experience workouts straight from the playbook of 2017’s Tour de France-winning team.’“The integration with TrainingPeaks and Today’s Plan is all about streamlining the training experience between athlete and coach,” said Chip Hawkins, Wahoo Fitness CEO. “We’re proud to partner with coaching platforms that empower athletes with proven, race-winning training programs. Wahoo’s goal is to guide our athletes through each workout on the road or indoors on their trainer before uploading results for immediate feedback from their coaches.”Once the workout has been loaded and is running, the ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT’s LED indicators provide visual notifications for countdowns to intervals, and can alert the athlete if they are ahead or behind their targets. Athletes have the flexibility to start, stop, pause and skip intervals to accommodate outdoor training conditions, or can conduct their workout indoors on a KICKR or KICKR SNAP Smart Trainer instead. Additionally, as of this release, both ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT are equipped with ANT+ FE-C protocol for non-Wahoo trainers to complete a Planned Workout indoors.The Wahoo ELEMNT Planned Workouts will be available as a firmware and companion app update starting on 23 August.www.wahoofitness.com Relatedlast_img read more

Gophers women’s hockey split series with Badgers

first_imgGophers women’s hockey split series with BadgersMinnesota tallied a shutout Saturday, but allowed eight goals Sunday.Maddy FoxSophomore defender Sophie Skarzynski handles the puck at Ridder Arena on Oct. 29, 2016, where the Gophers beat St. Cloud State 3-0. Tommy SlettenDecember 6, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIt was a tale of two games for No. 2 Minnesota’s first series against rival No. 1 Wisconsin.The Gophers’ two outings starkly contrasted each other. They won the first on in a 2-0 shutout Saturday, but then lost the second on Sunday 8-2.This marked the first time Minnesota has given up eight goals since Nov. 7, 1999 against Harvard, a game they lost 8-3.“Yesterday we played a real solid 60 minutes, just a complete effort,” said head coach Brad Frost. “Tonight, we were on our heels right from the get-go and it really was an opposite game.”Minnesota (14-2-2, 12-2-2 WCHA) saw an impressive defensive showing on Saturday, where redshirt junior goalie Sidney Peters had 37 saves — a career high — to earn her shutout.Senior forward Kate Schipper scored midway through the second period with a power play goal off an assist from senior forward Dani Cameranesi.The goal marked Schipper’s 100th career goal with Minnesota and Cameranesi’s assist marked her 200th career point in a Gophers uniform.Schipper finished the game with two goals, as she scored an empty-netter late in the third period.Sunday’s game was just the opposite for the Gophers, as they looked out of sync from the start, and lost 8-2.“The big difference was executing all over the ice and just having consistent effort,” said forward Kelly Pannek said. “We just couldn’t match the level of play from the night before, and I think that’s what made the difference.”Both teams scored early, as junior forward Caitlin Reilly responded to Wisconsin’s first period game-opening goal with a goal of her own.However, Wisconsin (15-2-1, 11-2-1 WCHA) came back with three goals in less than two minutes, pushing the score to 4-1 in favor of the Badgers. Senior defenseman Megan Wolfe scored the next and seemingly put Minnesota back in the game.But the rest of the game was all Wisconsin.The Badgers put two more goals in the net in the second frame, before Peters was pulled in favor of freshman goalie Serena D’Angelo.After her career night, Peters allowed six goals and accumulated just 13 saves.However, D’Angelo and the rest of the team fared no better in the final period, as Wisconsin rattled off two more goals to reach the final score of 8-2.“We didn’t get the goaltending we needed tonight, and didn’t help our goalies out tonight, either. It was a disappointing night,” Frost said.The Gophers were also disadvantaged, playing the game without top goal scorer Cameranesi, who suffered a lower body injury the night before.The teams are always closely matched. The series marks the first split between the two programs since 2011.Minnesota will hit the road again next weekend to play Boston University, its final series before the winter break.Senior captain Lee Stecklein said she sees this last series as a chance to finish strong before the break, and move on from this past weekend.“We’re just going to have to use this last series to reset from what happened this weekend, find a way to move on and end on a good note,” she said.last_img read more

Flu Scan for Apr 03, 2015

first_imgDeclining US flu season still having substantial impactAlthough influenza in the United States continues to decline, it has now been elevated for 19 consecutive weeks, has caused seven more pediatric deaths, and continues to create record levels of hospitalization in the elderly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today in its weekly update.The proportion of people seeing a healthcare provider for influenza-like illness (ILI) dropped from 2.2% to 2.0% last week, which is the national baseline. In the past 13 flu seasons ILI has remained at or above baseline levels for 1 to 19 weeks, with an average of 13 weeks.Five of 10 US regions reported ILI activity at or above region-specific baselines, compared with 6 in the previous week, the CDC reported. However, Puerto Rico, Minnesota, and Oklahoma reported high ILI activity last week, compared with just Puerto Rico and Oklahoma the week before. Widespread flu was reported in four northeastern states, down from seven states across the country in the previous week.The percent of specimens that tested positive for influenza was 10.8%, which was up from 10.6% the week before. About 80% of viruses subtyped were influenza B, up from 75% the week before and representing a typical late-season surge. Almost all the influenza A viruses subtyped were the H3N2 strain.Of all deaths reported through the CDC’s monitoring system last week, 6.9% were attributed to pneumonia and flu, which was below the epidemic threshold of 7.1%.Of the 7 new pediatric deaths, 4 were attributed to H3N2, 2 to influenza B, and 1 to an unspecified influenza A subtype. They bring the season’s total to 123. The previous week saw 9 flu-related pediatric deaths.The rate of flu-related hospitalizations again climbed, from 58.4 to 59.9 per 100,000 population. And the rate of hospitalization in those 65 and over again hit a record high since the CDC began tracking that figure in 2005, rising from 289.7 to 296.2 per 100,000.Apr 3 CDC weekly FluView report Apr 3 CDC flu situation update China reports 3rd recent H5N1 case in Yunnan provinceChinese health officials today confirmed a case of H5N1 avian flu in Yunnan province, the third case in that province in 11 days, Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported in a news release.The case involved a 6-year-old boy in Chuxiong city. He developed a fever on Mar 23 and was hospitalized on Mar 25. He has since recovered after treatment, the CHP said, but it did not say whether he had recent contact with poultry, a known risk factor.Provincial authorities on Mar 23 and Mar 25 reported cases in a 34-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, respectively, both from Kunming, about 100 miles east of Chuxiong. The man had recent poultry exposure.China has now confirmed five H5N1 cases in 2015. Egypt, in contrast, has had at least 128 cases this year.Apr 3 CHP news release Related Mar 25 CIDRAP News scanlast_img read more

Automotive Parts Associates Appoints Paul Brokaw As Director Of Program Development

first_imgAutomotive Parts Associates (APA), a member-owned cooperative made up of more than 100 independent warehouse distributors in North America, announced the addition of Paul Brokaw as the director of program development. Brokaw is an automotive aftermarket industry veteran of more than 30 years and will be working to meet and exceed membership needs and expectations while working closely with the APA supplier partners. Brokaw has been performing product line analysis and special projects for APA for more than a year and has a very strong industry background that will serve membership and the supplier partners well.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“We are thrilled to be working with Paul and [know] that he has more than enough talent and experience to excel in this position,” said Gary Martin, APA’s president and CEO.The company commented that Brokaw’s experience in the automotive industry included auto parts store management, machine shop operation and service facility management. Brokaw later moved into the warehouse distribution arena and started as a buyer for a large traditional warehouse distributor in Kansas City, Missouri. Brokaw’s career accelerated to vice president of operations in Kansas City and then to general manager of a full-line, full-service traditional warehouse distributor in Tampa, Florida.,Carparts Distribution Center, Inc., a New England-based chain of parts stores and an Auto Value shareholder owner of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., is celebrating 45 years of business this year.While COVID-19 put a damper on any official anniversary events, the company has virtually and internally honored the momentous achievement.“Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we have still achieved a milestone anniversary” said Stan Lewis, president of Carparts. “I am proud of and grateful for every member of the Carparts family who has enabled us to thrive for the past 45 years, and I look forward to many more years of Carparts growth and top-notch service.”Since its founding in 1975, Carparts has been providing quality parts at the right price to its New England customers. Many of the company’s employees have been working in the industry for more than 40 years.The company currently boasts 21 Carparts locations including the nine recently acquired stores in central Maine, and works with dozens of traditional jobbers. Carparts also services more than 80 Auto Value Certified Service Centers in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.“Congratulations to Carparts on 45 years of excellence,” said John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance. “All of the staff members at Carparts hold themselves to a high standard. We are proud to be associated with such a high-caliber company.”AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

As NFL takes hits, why not give Tebow one last shot?

first_imgHaving this face back in the NFL could actually do a lot of good for the league’s image. But Tebow probably needs to also make some concessions and change positions.Having this face back in the NFL could actually do a lot of good for the league’s image. But Tebow probably needs to also make some concessions and change positions.Tim Tebow needs someone in the NFL to give him one last chance. The NFL could use a more positive distraction from its recent woes.In short, they need each other. For all the right reasons. But both sides have to handle this the right way. Put it this way — that the Philadelphia Eagles were just working him out made national news. He’s a draw. And Philadelphia is the perfect place for the union. But this has to be handled right or both sides will waste their time.Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is just creative enough to find a way for Tebow to finally find a home in pro football. His creative offense can find a home for just about anyone. But here is what has become abundantly clear: Tebow will never fit the NFL mold. Try as he may, it’s just not going to happen. He needs help to fit in by doing some uncoventional things.The league’s image has taken one hit after another from domestic violence to murder convictions. Websites now keep a play by play of arrests. It’s starting to sound a little scary what’s going on when the stadium lights are turned off and misguided athletes wander into the streets.The truth? There are so many NFL players out there doing good things on all of the 53-man rosters.Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contractBut this is a different time than it was even two or three years ago. So much of the mainstream media has been replaced by blogs and websites. And their future is not dictated by newspaper subscriptions, rather how many people read what is put up in a matter of hours, if not minutes. They live and die in the right now.To feed the beast, the league needs a feel good story. But again, if Tebow is to perform his magic and take some of the focus off the negative image that continues to grow and turn off a lot of would-be fans, this has to be handled right.Tebow needs to learn a new position. Fast.Can he play quarterback in the NFL? Maybe in the right situation. Denver found a way to win with him. No one else seems willing to give him a chance and, to be truthful, there are a lot of shortcomings in placing Tebow behind center.The former Gators quarterback has been reluctant to make a position switch. For several years that was understandable. But not now.Tebow transcends football. His image is built on being a good guy who stuck to his beliefs and had so many followers he could sell more jerseys than anybody in the game as a backup QB. At the same time, for whatever reason you want to use, a lot of people despise him.While covering the guy for four years in Gainesville, I’ll be honest. I liked the guy. He’s very pleasant, nice to be around. Smiles a lot, is passionate and we all know what he stands for.But there’s the problem.Report: Tebow to sign with Eagles on MondayYou can eat so much sugar, but after a while you’ll start bouncing off the walls and, as Mom warned you, really won’t feel like eating your fruits and vegetables at the dinner table. Tebow is an overload on sugar. The attention he draws can be exhausting to deal with.Did you see Tebow push a little boy in a wheelchair on the field before a game? Did you see him kneel and pray after a touchdown pass? Yes, it’s very positive, very heartfelt and good to see. But you can get Tebow overload really fast. The atmosphere can just become too much to take all the time.Here’s what Tebow fans should like to see happen for the guy, who you almost feel a little sorry for at this point despite all his fame and fortune.Tim, you need to be quiet and gradually let people get to know you again. Produce on the field, close the circus tent.That’s where I’d start. Limit his interviews, tell him to stay out of the spotlight. No jersey sales, no billboards or TV ads unless he makes the roster. Let the great players on the team who have earned that right continue to be the focus and treat Tebow like just another player in the locker room. Give him a chance to grow into a job in professional football.Which brings us to the question that has been debated since he left Florida after the 2009 season. Where could he contribute? Suggestions have ranged from fullback to tight end. Here’s where Kelly fits in.He needs to create a position unlike any other that takes advantage of the athlete’s skills, which he is so good at. A hybrid who can somehow run the football in the fourth quarter of a tight game on short yardage, slip out of the backfield and catch a third down pass, maybe throw one or two when you least expected it. That means use some innovation, create a position that’s never existed.Think about it, if nothing else, so many eyes would be on Tebow when he came into a game that he could be a distraction to defenses who’d want to hit him. Football is a brutal, physical game. But it’s also one in which finesse can get you a win by doing exactly what no one expected. Let him be the distraction on the field that he’s been off it.David JonesThat’s where Tebow and Kelly could be good together.Off the field, Tebow can’t be Tebow if he’s serious about being an NFL player. Not right now.As much as he has been willing to speak his mind about religion, it took leaving the playing field to find a formula where he was able to fit, on the SEC Network’s game day crew. ESPN had the playbook the NFL needs to adopt.Let him fit in. Let those around him with more experience and skill be the leaders. Let them be the ones that are the focus. Let Tebow find his way as an interesting addition. Let him follow, not lead. Credibility. It’s what he needs as an athlete now.Public relations experts have become a major part of sports in the era we live in. Tebow needs to let guys in suits take control a little more off the field. In short, make him one of the guys, not the guy. A lot of teams were opposed to the circus that has followed him. It’s time to stop using him that way. Every time you turned around in Tebow’s career, his family was standing there. Novel idea? Tell them to stay home, stop being so involved.Let Kelly see if he can find exactly where a guy with an unusual skill set and competitive spirit can be a part of the formula and not the focus. It won’t bring Tebow massive amounts of publicity, but at some point you have to be selfish. He needs to be quiet for his own good, let a team accept him and melt him into a locker room, not dominate it.For just a few months they should make the guy who dreamed of playing in the NFL devote all his attention on finding a job, not going right back to being the media freak all the bloggers and haters are salivating to get at once again. He could lead the NFL back into a more positive time by just being there and trying hard and take some of the negative out of the headlines.In the end, it could be just what he, and the NFL, need. But first, Tebow has to prove to his team he can play in the league. Then all involved would really have something, not just a freak show.Contact Jones at [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @DaveJonesSports.last_img read more

Hungry burglar flees on empty stomach

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Police are investigating an alleged burglary at Domino’s Pizza in Pakenham on New Year’s Day. Pakenham police…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgThu 15 Jun Under 12 Hurling League – Group 2, Venue: Cappataggle, (Round 4), Cappataggle V Killimordaly 11:00, Ref: Seamus Moran Wed 14 Jun U13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 2), Clarinbridge V Castlegar 18:45, Ref: Paschal SheehanU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Cregg, (Round 1), Annaghdown V Skehana 18:45, Ref: Stephen DoyleUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 4, Venue: Woodford, (Round 4), Tommy Larkins V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 18:45, Ref: Derek KellyUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 5, Venue: Tuam, (Round 5), Tuam V Abbeyknockmoy 19:00, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasCar Parts Warehouse Division 6 (West), Venue: The Prairie, (Round 5), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Barna 20:00, Ref: Ronan McNulty Fri 16 Jun U14 Football Division 1 West, Venue: Carna, (Round 1), Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh V St. James 00:00, Ref: TBCCar Parts Warehouse Junior Football Championship West, Venue: Pairc Ros a’Mhl, (Round 1), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 20:00, Ref: Mairtn O Curraoin (coilm)Car Parts Warehouse Junior Football Championship West, Venue: Mervue, (Round 1), Claregalway V St Michael’s 20:00, Ref: Frank WalshJunior Football Championship North, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 1), St Gabriel’s V Annaghdown 20:00, Ref: Gerry MooreU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Kilnadeema, (Round 1), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Clarinbridge 18:45, Ref: Tony ConnollyDivision 7 (North), Venue: Caherlistrane, (Round 5), Caherlistrane V Padraig Pearses 20:00, Ref: John DevlinDivision 7 (North), Venue: Monivea, (Round 5), Monivea-Abbey V Meelick-Eyrecourt 20:00, Ref: Martin GavinSat 17 Jun Senior Football Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 2 (L)), Cortoon Shamrocks V Killanin 17:30, Ref: Gearoid O ConamhaSenior Football Championship, Venue: Clonbur, (Round 2 (L)), An Cheathru Rua V Kilconly 19:00, Ref: Kieran QuinnSenior Football Championship, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 2 (W)), St. James V Caherlistrane 17:15, Ref: P.j. RabbitteSenior Football Championship, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (W)), Mountbellew/Moylough V Annaghdown 19:00, Ref: Martin FlahertySenior Football Championship, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 2 (W) ), Tuam Stars V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Tommy Faherty (S)Senior Football Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 2 (W) ), Corofin V Moycullen 19:15, Ref: Muiris MacGearailtIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Clonbur, (Round 2 (L) ), St Brendan’s V Clifden 17:30, Ref: Padraig Mac DonnchaIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (W) ), Glenamaddy V Oranmore-Maree 17:15, Ref: Noel DempseySenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 6), Clarinbridge V Craughwell 18:00, Ref: John KeaneSenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Ardrahan, (Round 6), Ardrahan V Tommy Larkins 18:00, Ref: Ger O ConnorSenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, (Round 6), Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Cappataggle 18:00, Ref: Derek KellySenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Castlegar, (Round 6), Castlegar V Mullagh 18:00, Ref: Alan KellyIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Kilbeacanty, (Round 6), Kilbeacanty V Kiltormer 18:00, Ref: Ronan StankardCar Parts Warehouse Junior Football Championship West, Venue: Ros Muc, (Round 1), Micheal Breathnach V An Fhairche – Clonbur 15:00, Ref: Ciarain O ConaireUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 3, Venue: Na Forbacha, (Round 3), Bearna-Na Forbacha V St Thomas 11:00, Ref: John KeaneUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 3, Venue: Kilbeacanty, (Round 3), Michael Cusacks V Castlegar 11:00, Ref: Joe LarkinUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 3, Venue: Cregg, (Round 4), Annaghdown V Salthill-Knocknacarra 11:00, Ref: James HoadeUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 5, Venue: Clifden, (Round 4), Clifden V Ballygar 13:30, Ref: David EarlsJunior Hurling League Group 2, Venue: Bullaun, (Round 3), Sarsfields V Cappataggle 18:00, Ref: James LundonSun 18 Jun Senior Football Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 2 (L)), Barna V Micheal Breathnach 17:30, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasSenior Football Championship, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (L)), Milltown V Caltra 19:00, Ref: Frank KinneenSenior Football Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 2 (W)), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir V Monivea-Abbey 19:15, Ref: James MolloySenior Football Championship, Venue: Corofin , (Round 2 (L) ), Killererin V St Michael’s 19:00, Ref: Shane HehirIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Moycullen, (Round 2 (L)), Oughterard V Athenry 12:30, Ref: Mairtin GriofaIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Moycullen, (Round 2 (L)), Carna-Caiseal V Kilkerrin-Clonberne 14:00, Ref: Austin O’ConnellIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (L) ), Williamstown V Ballinasloe 15:30, Ref: Padraic KellyIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Annaghdown, (Round 2 (W) ), Oileann Arainn V Dunmore MacHales 15:00, Ref: Gerald Anthony LohanIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Corofin , (Round 2 (W) ), An Spideal V Headford 17:15, Ref: Gerry DalyIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (W) ), Claregalway V Menlough 17:15, Ref: Ger CahillCar Parts Warehouse Junior Football Championship West, Venue: Ros Muc, (Round 1), Moycullen V Renvyle 12:30, Ref: Tom NallyMon 19 Jun U13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Bullaun, (Round 3), Sarsfields V Athenry 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 3), Loughrea V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Lackagh, (Round 3), Turloughmore V Clarinbridge 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 3), Ballinasloe V Ardrahan 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kilbeacanty, (Round 3), Michael Cusacks V Oranmore-Maree 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Killimordaly, (Round 3), Killimordaly V Moycullen 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 3), Carnmore V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballyloughane, (Round 3), Liam Mellows V Tommy Larkins 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: The Prairie, (Round 3), Salthill-Knocknacarra V St Thomas 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Gort, (Round 3), Gort V Cappataggle 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Sylane, (Round 3), Sylane V Cois Fharraige 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Clonfert, (Round 3), Meelick-Eyrecourt V Ballinderreen 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 3), Kinvara V Abbeyknockmoy 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ahascragh, (Round 3), Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Mullagh/Kiltormer 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Tonabrocky, (Round 3), Rahoon-Newcastle V Mountbellew/Moylough 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 2), Padraig Pearses V Loughrea 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Athenry, (Round 2), Athenry V Oranmore-Maree 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Indreabhn, (Round 2), Micheal Breathnach V Annaghdown 18:45, Ref: Pat McGrathU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Skehana, (Round 2), Skehana V Portumna 18:45, Ref: Adrian MooneyTue 20 Jun Senior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Carnmore GAA Club , (Round 6), Carnmore V Loughrea 19:30, Ref: Adrian MooneySenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Beagh, (Round 6), Beagh V Liam Mellows 19:30, Ref: John Mc DonaghIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Tonabrocky, (Round 6), Rahoon-Newcastle V Kilconieron 19:30, Ref: Conor QuinlanIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Woodmount, (Round 6), Padraig Pearses V Castlegar 19:30, Ref: Christopher BrowneIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: An Spideal, (Round 6), An Spideal V Meelick-Eyrecourt 19:30, Ref: Murt CualinIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Annaghdown, (Round 6), Annaghdown V Clarinbridge 19:30, Ref: Paul FahyIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Ballinderreen, (Round 6), Ballinderreen V Oranmore-Maree 19:30, Ref: Michael ConwayU13 Football Division 3 B, Venue: Caltra Pitch, (Round 4), Craughwell V Caltra 19:00, Ref: Brian KeonJunior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Mullagh Hurling Club Grounds, (Round 3), Mullagh V Killimor 19:30, Ref: David Cunninghamprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more