LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from tonight’s SFC Round 1 double-header

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly BuildersWe’re back in O’Moore Park once again for another two games in the Laois senior football championship.On the conclusion of these, exactly half of the 16 teams taking part in the competition will have played a first round game.Back on Wednesday, champions Portlaoise made a fine start as they dismissed the challenge of 2017 champions Ballylinan.Then last night, Killeshin advanced to the winners section following a comfortable victory over Stradbally.Tonight, four more teams will enter the fray as Portarlington take on The Heath and St Joseph’s face O’Dempsey’s.Martin Murphy is the last man to manage a team outside of Portlaoise to win the Jack Delaney Cup and he will be hoping to work his magic with Portarlington this year.They get things underway tonight at 6pm against The Heath where they will be favourites to advance to the winners section.Then at 7.30pm, 2018 defeated finalists O’Dempsey’s get their campaign up and running against St Joseph’s.They Kellyville outfit reached the semi final last year and this one is set to be very close.Follow all of the action as it happens below: GAA Twitter Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp Twitter GAA By Alan Hartnett – 27th July 2019 Pinterest Facebookcenter_img TAGSLaois SFCLive BlogPortarlington v The HeathSt Joseph’s v O’Dempsey’s WhatsApp Previous articleRemember the Game: Laois U14 camogie finish Leinster final all-square with Offaly in 2004Next articleMurphy to the fore as Portarlington see off The Heath Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Clonad have a blast at their recent Cul Camp Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from tonight’s SFC Round 1 double-header GAA Home Gaelic Football Club Football LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from tonight’s SFC Round 1 double-header Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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The Good News About Body Image

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA Mental Health Minute by Cristina FrickOne day I was in the library, working on my thesis and feeling tired. I made a stop in the bathroom, looked in the mirror, and remember thinking that I looked pretty weary. Then as I was getting ready to leave the bathroom, I noticed a small Post-It note on the mirror. It said simply, “You are beautiful just the way you are.” I remember thinking that it was so refreshing to see encouragment from other women in a place where so many women look in the mirror and think critical thoughts of themselves.Suddenly, everywhere I looked, I noticed campaigns for positive body image- in my Glamour Magazine, in commercials on TV, even on TV shows. It suddenly hit me that women have made a lot of progress in seeing their bodies in a positive light in the last several years. Listed below are a few great examples of forward movement in this area that will inspire you to see yourself as already naturally beautiful.1. Operation Beautiful: As it turns out, the Post-It note I saw on the bathroom mirror at school was part of a project called Operation Beautiful. This genius idea by Caitlin Boyle encourages women to write uplifting, anonymous messages like “You’re beautiful,” “You’re perfect just the way you are,” and “You are beautiful because you are God’s masterpiece” on Post-It notes and post them in public places. Some of the most creative ones I noticed on Caitlin’s website were a note on a scale that said, “This number does not change who you are” and a note on a box of Slim-Fast in the grocery store that said, “You’re beautiful just the way you are.” I was so inspired by this website that I’m going to do my own Post-It note. There’s this incorrect perception of women in our society that we are hard on each other and want to tear each other down, but Caitlin’s website proves that this is a complete myth. In reality, most women want to support each other and spread the love.2. The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty: If you are a role model in a young girl’s life, take note: Dove’s Campaign For Real Beauty hosts self-esteem workshops for girls ages 8-12 to help protect them from the pressures of idealized body image in the media. Girls attend with a mother, teacher, or other mentor in their life (fathers and male mentors can also attend) to explore self-esteem issues faced by young women. The workshops are interactive, and participants will discuss self-esteem, body image, and diversity of beauty. A portion of the proceeds from Dove products go toward these self-esteem workshops. The $10 donation required for workshop registration goes directly to the National Eating Disorder Information Centre. There is also a Dove self-esteem program available for both boys and girls called the Real Beauty School Program. 3. Glamour Magazine– In Glamour’s September 2009 issue, Akiba Solomon wrote an article entitled “What Everyone But You Sees About Your Body,” highlighting all the beautiful aspects of women’s bodies. Perhaps the most empowering thing about this article was the beautiful woman pictured on Page 194, model Lizzie Miller. This beautiful woman is a size 12-14, the size of an average American woman, and appears in the picture showing off what magazine editors called “a belly roll,” which is something I have never seen in a magazine before. It is so nice to see an average, *real* woman’s body in a magazine. This is such good news for women, especially me, because I have a little bit of a belly myself! And it’s not just me that was struck by the beauty and realness of this picture- people became so fascinated with Lizzie that she was featured on CNN, The Today Show, and Access Hollywood.  I always felt that Glamour was one of the classier women’s magazines, and now it is proven.Even “America’s Next Top Model” is making strides toward a more diverse definition of beauty. Whitney Thompson, a plus-sized model, won Cycle 10 of the show, and the current season features only models under 5’7″ (unusually short for “typical” models). Although I watch and love “America’s Next Top Model,” I would not recommend it for young women still developing their body image, but at least Tyra Banks and the show are making some strides toward a more diverse definition of beauty.I could not write a column about body image without mentioning anorexia and bulimia and where to find help if you feel that you or someone you care about is suffering from either of these disorders. According to the DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association, 2000), anorexia nervosa refers to a refusal to eat due to an intense fear of gaining weight. Purging, or throwing up/expelling what one has eaten, can also be a part of anorexia (the person may cycle back and forth between refusal to eat and binge-eating/purging). Bulimia nervosa refers to the tendency to binge, or eat much more food than most people would within a 2-hour period, and purge, or throw up or expel what has been eaten because of an intense fear of gaining weight. If you feel that you or someone you care about is suffering from anorexia or bulimia, the APA website offers a listing of therapists in every state.All in all, I think women have finally said “enough is enough” to the unrealistic images of beauty portrayed in the media. Women already have a lot to be proud of. Check out the above websites, magazines, etc. for inspiration, and remember: you are beautiful inside and out._____________________________Cristina Frick is a contributing writer and volunteer editor at the Good News Network since 2006. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and plans to graduate in December.  “Thank you to my mom, dad, family, friends, and boyfriend for helping me develop a healthy body image!”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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1990-1999

first_imgSept. 24, 1990: Last Standard Depot Level Maintenance on A7 Corsair at NADEP completed.May 24, 1991: NAS Jacksonville is presented Commander Installation Excellence Award for Best Base in the Navy in ceremonies at the Pentagon.September 1991: First SH-60 helicopter is assigned to HS-3 arrived on-station. It will eventually replace all SH-3 Sea King helicopters.May 21, 1993: Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn P. Hire is the first woman assigned to a Navy combat aircraft. She is assigned to Patrol Squadron VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville.Jan. 6, 1994: First F-14 Tomcats (two) arrive at NADEP Jacksonville for rework.Jan. 14, 1994: Patrol squadron VP-49 holds a disestablishment and 50th Anniversary Ceremony.April 19, 1996: Patriots’ Grove dedicated. Seventy-nine historic trees will memorialize Navy Medal of Honor recipients since World War II. Former U.S. Congressman Charles E. Bennett is the keynote speaker.Oct. 18, 1996: Hangar 30 is officially dedicated. The $24 million project was built by local construction firm Perry-McCall.June 19, 1997: HS-1 disestablishment ceremony is held.Nov. 20, 1997: Sea Control squadron VS-30 arrives at NAS Jacksonville from NAS Cecil Field.Nov. 24, 1997: Sea Control squadron VS-31 arrives at NAS Jacksonville from NAS Cecil Field.Dec. 12, 1997: Sea Control squadron VS-22 arrives at NAS Jacksonville from NAS Cecil Field.Dec. 16, 1997: Sea Control Wing Atlantic completes its move from NAS Cecil Field to NAS Jacksonville. Barnett Bank closes after 53 years aboard the station.March 31, 1998: VS-32 returns from deployment to its new home at NAS Jacksonville.Aug. 26, 1999: Squadron VQ-6 disestablishment ceremony.last_img read more

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Koura youngsters score good win against Gadota in Kauka darts challenge

first_imgdart EGGS KOURA youngsters were rampant with a record 8 to 1 victory against Gadota in the Kauka darts association competition at Kira Kira village on Saturday. Koura opened the session with a much needed win in the team event with Lahui Tuku who registered their first win. Tuku contributed scoring three 100’s and pegged four checks in the men’s doubles and won his singles event. He has hit form at the right time and will need a lot of match time to get to the top. Other players who also contributed in the win include Alan Kevin. Vero Mairi, Gaina Rabura and Nobert Kunia. The win has elevated Koura to third position on the point’s ladder behind Rome 2 and Rome 1. In the other exciting encounter, Munidarava caused the upset of the round at defeating Hunters with close 5/4 blow. Muni veteran Kabua Patana Snr broke the silence with an affordable peg on double 15 in the team event that opened the passage for Bobby Pana, Ela Saia Baeau Gabutu and Ata Geita to have clocked wins. The current top five on the point’s ladder is Rome 1 at the top and Rome 2 (second), Promote (third), Koura (fourth) and Badu Sharks in fifth placing. The other teams that are trailing closely are Spartans, White Cliff, Waga Rats, Gadota, Hunters, Muni Darava and Eggs Koura two. Waga Rats have registered fair bit of win in the singles events but are yet to reach their peak as yet. The next couple of rounds will be crucial for all the teams and it is going to be a win- win situation for them to get their acts together.last_img read more

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Everton offer Davy Klaassen in exchange for World Cup performer

first_imgThe Merseyside club have been strongly linked with a move for the Croatian international after he impressed at the World Cup, and yesterday it was claimed the Toffees had offered €13m.According to AMK Spor, Everton have now offered Davy Klaassen in a direct exchange for Vida and Besiktas will make a decision. That seems surprising, because it would mean Everton valuing their player at around €13m.Last month we covered reports from Turkey that Besiktas are showing an interest in Klaassen as they are looking to replace Anderson Talisca. AMK Spor report Everton have made a new offer for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida. At the time it was claimed Everton wanted to exchange the Dutchman for Besiktas captain Oğuzhan Özyakup, but the Turkish international has since extended his contract with the club.Besiktas are said to be looking at loaning Klaassen but if the Turkish club accepts Everton’s reported offer then they’ll have a chance to sign the midfielder permanently.Vida is contracted to the Turkish giants until June 2022.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDash Living Hong KongExpat’s Favorite – Fully Serviced Studio from HK$10,000 / moDash Living Hong KongUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

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Orioles receive mixed bag of pitching news

first_imgThe start of the weekend brought good and bad news for the Orioles on the pitching front.The organization came to terms with 2018 first-round pitcher Grayson Rodriguez on Friday, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The Texas high school right-hander will receive a $4.3 million signing bonus, which is just under the slot value for the 11th overall pick of this year’s draft.But that positive development was paired with the revelation that top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey has been shut down with right shoulder soreness. Manager Buck Showalter confirmed after Friday’s loss in Toronto that the injury did not occur from the 23-year-old pitching, lending credence to The Sun’s report that Harvey’s shoulder popped out of socket while he tried to avoid a line drive in the Double-A Bowie dugout. It’s unclear how much time the 2013 first-round pick will miss.In 32 1/3 innings this season, Harvey is 1-2 with a 5.57 ERA and is striking out 8.4 and walking 2.5 batters per nine innings.As expected, Baltimore has activated right-handed relief pitcher Darren O’Day from the disabled list. The 35-year-old had been on the DL with a hyperextended right elbow since May 9 and owns a 3.77 ERA in 14 1/3 innings in 2018.To make room on the 25-man roster, the Orioles optioned hard-throwing lefty Tanner Scott to Triple-A Norfolk. The 23-year-old rookie sports an underwhelming 4.96 ERA in 16 1/3 innings for Baltimore this season, but he’s averaged 12.7 strikeouts compared to 3.3 walks per nine innings, representing a rare bright spot for the club this season.Closer Zach Britton could be activated from the DL as soon as Monday after completing back-to-back outings for Norfolk. The two-time All-Star selection tore his right Achilles tendon in December, but he’s allowed one earned run and has struck out six in the first 5 1/3 innings of his minor-league rehab assignment.last_img read more

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Wife of Florida man accused in theater shooting over victim’s texting testifies in court

first_img Related WFTS(NEW YORK) — The wife of the former police captain accused of fatally shooting a man in a Florida movie theater testified in court Wednesday in a hearing that will determine if his claim of self-defense meets the criteria under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.Curtis Reeves, 74, is accused of shooting and killing 43-year-old Chad Oulson on Jan. 13, 2014, during a confrontation over texting before a showing of “Lone Survivor” at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, police said.If Circuit Court Judge Susan Barthle rules in favor of Reeves, he will receive immunity from prosecution and will leave court as a free man with no criminal murder charges.Should Barthle decide Reeves did not meet the criteria to “stand his ground” during the encounter with Oulson, he will proceed to a criminal trial at a later date, where he can claim self-defense in the shooting but will not be able to utilize the protection under the Stand Your Ground law.Prosecutors say Reeves provoked the confrontation, The Associated Press reported, meaning he wouldn’t be protected by the Stand Your Ground law.Reeves has been present for the hearings, which began Monday and will run through March 3. Curtis Reeves’ wife, Vivian Reeves, testified in a Dade City courtroom Wednesday that she and her husband had made a “spur-of-the-minute” decision to see the movie with their son, Matt, because he had read the book of the same title. They chose a matinee showing since it was “cheaper,” she said.After the family bought popcorn and a drink at the concessions stands and used the restroom, they entered the theater, where Vivian Reeves said she noticed Oulson with his phone out and the screen lit. Oulson, who was sitting directly in front of her, was not talking on the phone, she said, and the previews had not yet started.After a message instructing viewers to turn off their cellphones came on, Vivian Reeves said she saw her husband leaning toward Oulson, who was “very loud” as he was speaking to Reeves. She said he heard him use the word “f—” or “f—ing” and said something about texting his daughter.“It scared me,” she said of the initial encounter between Oulson and her husband. “I was horrified that somebody would act like that, especially in a movie theater.”Her husband then told her, “I’m going to get the manager,” she said. When he returned, she handed him the popcorn and he sat down, she said. ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing: Reeves’ wife heard Chad Oulson yell at her husband..”you told on me, who the f*** do you think you are?” pic.twitter.com/hSpYdDu0Ln— ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) February 22, 2017At this point, the previews were on and the theater lights dimmed, and Oulson and Curtis Reeves interacted again, Vivian Reeves said, adding that she didn’t “know who spoke first.” She saw her husband leaning toward Oulson, but said she couldn’t hear what he said. Then, she said, Oulson spoke in a raised voice again.“You told on me,” Oulson told Curtis Reeves, according to his wife. “Who the f— do you think you are?”Before Oulson was shot, she said he was leaning toward them, and it appeared that he was going to go over the seat toward them.“It happened very quickly, and his whole upper body just came forward, and I thought that he was coming over,” she said.After she heard the shots go off, her husband said to her, “He hit me in the face,” she said.“I just didn’t know what happened,” she said.Curtis Reeves then sat down and put his hands on his head before an off-duty sheriff’s deputy approached him and took the gun out of his lap, Vivian Reeves said.“I said something to Curtis,” Vivian Reeves recalled. “I said, ‘What happened?’ You can’t shoot into a theater full of people.’ He said, ‘Not now.’”Vivian Reeves said her husband never brought his police work home and that she couldn’t recall his ever losing his temper with her, adding that she didn’t see him showing violence or aggression to her or others.When asked by Curtis Reeves’ defense attorney if he missed the “action” after retiring from the Tampa Police Department, Vivian Reeves replied, “No.” ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing: Curtis Reeves’ wife Vivian on the stand, married 49-years. First time she’s testified in open court. pic.twitter.com/igBTjt9gs9— ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) February 22, 2017The couple has been married for 49 years, ABC Tampa affiliate WFTS reported.  Witness Joanna Turner, who was in the Cobb Grove 16 theater during the shooting, testified Tuesday that she heard Oulson say, “I’m texting my daughter,” before she saw a muzzle flash.Curtis Reeves then put the gun in his lap and put his hands on the side of his head after Oulson had collapsed, Turner said.Turner also testified that police never instructed witnesses not to talk to each other. Curtis Reeves’ defense team alleges that the witnesses talked after the shooting, corrupting their accounts of what happened. Prior to the shooting, Curtis Reeves had complained about Oulson’s use of his phone to movie theater employees, authorities said at the time. When Curtis Reeves returned to the theater, the argument escalated.Witnesses told police that Oulson threw a container of popcorn at Curtis Reeves before he was shot, police said. His widow, Nicole Oulson, was also shot in the hand. She told ABC News in 2014 that her husband was texting the babysitter, who was watching their young daughter.“It was a couple of words. No threats. No harm. No nothing,” Nicole Oulson said in 2014. “In the blink of an eye, 30 seconds, it just shattered my world.”Bond was initially denied for Curtis Reeves, but he was freed in July 2014 after spending six months in a Pasco County jail and posting a $150,000 bail, the Tampa Bay Times reported.Curtis Reeves has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming self-defense.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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