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Concern after player verbally abused after GAA County Final

first_imgThere have been calls for improved stewarding at GAA games in the county after Gaoth Dobhair footballer Eamon McGee clashed with a spectator at the weekend.After Sunday’s drawn Donegal senior football championship final at Sean MacCumhaill Park, McGee was approached by the spectator.Some members of the media and other spectators were present as McGee was verbally attacked by the man. The incident happened on the pitch after McGee had conducted some post-match interviews with the media. The situation was defused, but McGee suggested on Twitter that his wife and young child were also targeted.“Didn’t mind him getting onto me but getting onto Joanne while she was walking off the field with Daisy isn’t cool. Thankfully she was well fit for him,” McGee Tweeted. McGee had just played for Gaoth Dobhair against Naomh Conaill in a game that finished 0-8 apiece.  It is understood that the individual does not have an affiliation to any of the clubs involved in Sunday’s final.The alleged abuse directed at the player was not connected to the game in any way.McGee was involved in the Donegal group that campaigned for a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment and backed the ‘yes’ camp in the marriage equality referendum.The 2012 All-Ireland winner was criticised for his stance and has been previously the subject of social media abuse regarding his beliefs.  Some buck coming on roaring abuse about George Soros 🙄Didn’t mind him getting onto me but getting onto Joanne while she was walking off the field with Daisy isn’t cool. Thankfully she was well fit for him. https://t.co/jTqqSWfyQv— Eamon Mc Gee (@EamonMcGee) October 21, 2019Concern after player verbally abused after GAA County Final was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2019 Donegal SFCBallybofeyEamon McGeeGaoth DobhairNaomh Conailllast_img read more

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Takeaways from Warriors’ morning shootaround before season opener

first_imgOAKLAND – Below are some takeaways from the Warriors’ morning shootaround before their season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.Draymond Green thinks he’ll improve his conditioning soon.Warriors coach Steve Kerr has no idea how many minutes he will play Green after missing three out of five exhibition games because of a sore left knee. Kerr only knows that Green will play in shorter bursts and will log lower than last year’s season average (32.7 minutes …last_img

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NFL Week 7 picks: 49ers can’t upset Rams; Raiders idle

first_imgWhat to do when the 49ers and Raiders are twinning at 1-5? Get on with Week 7. Unless you’re the Raiders, who are on their post-London bye. Onward:Rams 33, 49ers 17: The 49ers try disguising themselves in 1994 throwback uniforms, only these don’t actually come with Steve Young, Deion Sanders, etc. Line: Rams -9Broncos 24, Cardinals 16: Von Miller promised the Broncos would end their four-game losing streak by kicking the Cardinals in their, um, tail feathers. Line: Broncos -1 1/2 C …last_img

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Proteas go to the ICC 2015 Semi Finals

first_imgBrand South Africa congratulates the Proteas who have taken a giant step towards holding the 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy.We thank the team for flying the South flag proudly and stand behind you.  Match details Channel: SuperSport 2 / HD (channel 202)Date: Tuesday, March 24, 201501:30 – 11:30CricketICC Cricket World Cup SF 1: Tbc v South AfricaSouth African Squad  CP: AB de VilliersAaron Phangiso Dale SteynDavid MillerFaf du Plessis  Farhaan BehardienHashim AmlaImran TahirJP DuminyKyle Abbott Morne MorkelQuinton de KockRilee RossouwVernon PhilanderWayne Parnellfor more info visit: www.icc-cricket.com Brand South Africa congratulates the Proteas who have taken a giant step towards holding the 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy. We thank the team for flying the South flag proudly and stand behind you.last_img read more

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Festus was his name

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many farmers keep a pet cow or pig, but they aren’t much for sentimentality, not like your typical off-the-farm pet owner. To the farmer, medical care is important until the cost exceeds the value of an animal. When this threshold is crossed, farmers often become very pragmatic and usually opt to send the animal to market or put it down.Pet owners, on the other hand, usually want only the best for their animals. They will often spend considerable sums for an animal’s welfare and their own peace of mind. My late wife, Judy, and I have found that nine times out of 10 when our phone rang in the middle of the night, we’re being awakened by a pet owner, rather than a farmer. Compared to farmers — for whom animals are their livelihood — pet owners often lack knowledge about animal care. Many times they call with a perceived problem that isn’t a significant issue or, at the other extreme; they call after their pet has been sick for days and is at risk of dying.So, when the phone rings at night, it could be for a life-threatening emergency, or it could just as easily be for a Siamese queen (female cat) in heat or a dog with a tapeworm that hasn’t been passed entirely, driving the dog nuts as he scoots on the floor to extricate it.When I received a call one summer night around midnight from Dick, a professional horse trainer I had known casually for some years, I couldn’t determine whether his call — about a sick dog — was for an emergency or just a case of tonsillitis. In the background I could hear the frantic voice of a girl who seemed to be getting impatient as I played 20 questions with Dick to determine if I should get dressed and go into the clinic to check the dog. After discussing the dog’s choking spell with Dick, I decided to meet them at the office. It would prove to be a memorable encounter, and a simple lesson in not judging a book by its cover or a dog by its name.Judy and I had a rule that unless a call is clearly not an emergency, we conduct an examination if the owner’s requests it. We know that once in a while a case that sounds less than serious turns out to be an emergency that requires immediate treatment.Dick’s persistence, reinforced by the girl’s voice in the background, made it clear to me that they would not wait until office hours, even though I was certain that this was not urgent. Off the phone, I had grumbled to Judy as I dressed in the dark. She sleepily told me to mind my manners when I got to the clinic.Driving to the office, I thought about Dick’s persistence. He had always seemed pretty laid back about the horses that he trained professionally. He called rarely, and then only if the horse were in danger of dying and he couldn’t get a cheaper vet. I thought that maybe the girl — I presumed his daughter — was turning him around, getting him to be more concerned for their animals. I chuckled to myself, knowing that wasn’t likely the case.The more likely story was that Dick knew he wasn’t going to be allowed to get any sleep until he called the vet. He was probably more upset at his daughter’s disturbing his sleep and the fact that he would have to pay my after-hours emergency fee. I felt better picturing Dick’s squirming about the fee; I decided to maintain a good attitude about the case.To my surprise, Dick didn’t accompany his daughter and her dog to the office. She was an attractive blonde, I’d say about 22 years old, and had a dazzling smile, which I figured was enough to weaken his defenses and the grip on his wallet.I made casual conversation with her and collected information to start a medical record on her dog. I knew that Dick was in his late fifties, so I asked if she was the youngest and only one left at home. Her face flushed as she quietly told me that Dick was her husband.Red-faced, I apologized to Janeen — that is, Dick’s wife — and mumbled some excuse about not having been to Dick’s in a long time. Then I did my best to pick myself up and get on with the case at hand. And that case was Festus. Yes, the dog’s name was Festus.Just as Janeen didn’t fit my preconceived notion of the wife of a 50-something horse trainer, her white-haired little lap dog, a wiry crossbred concoction, didn’t look like a Festus. More like a Fi-Fi or Pooh-Pooh.Festus didn’t like being on my examination table. Janeen stood on the opposite side of the table not offering much encouragement as I tried to size up the dog. He certainly wasn’t an emergency case. His choking had ceased during the drive to the office. I knew that he likely had tonsillitis and I should examine the back of his throat for the tell tale swollen glands. He also needed his temperature taken. But Festus wasn’t going to have any part of it.As I tried to maneuver around and grasp him by the scruff of the neck, he circled, never taking his eyes off my hand while his lip twitched. I could see that he was likely going to make his move just about the time I would attempt mine. Janeen just stood there paying no attention to the unfolding drama. Was it going to be grabbing the dog by the back of his neck to keep him from biting me, or was Festus going to beat me to the draw?After I started to make the first move, everything else seemed to progress in slow motion, like in an action movie, guns blazing, and the hero miraculously evading each bullet. Except that Festus clamped down on my right thumb with all the might his nine-pound body could muster. He was determined that I would cry “uncle” right there in front of his master.Janeen stood by dumbfounded. She made no attempt to restrain the dog or disengage him from my thumb. I winced in pain, as I jerked back my hand. The little dog, determined to hang on against the force of my whip-like reaction, began to lose his grip, his teeth grating against the skin of my thumb like a jagged vegetable peeler.Loosed from his human tether, Festus went airborne. He made a lazy arc over my head, and like a gymnast dismounting the parallel bars somersaulting a 360 in the air before “sticking” his landing perfectly in the scrub sink behind me. Just before landing, Festus bumped the faucet, turning it on. Janeen looked incredulous. I pondered the probability of my being sued for animal endangerment and malpractice. In the sink, Festus growled menacingly, as if to say, “I dare you to touch me again!” I meekly turned to Janeen and asked her to retrieve her little Festus from the sink before he caught his death of pneumonia from the cold water running on him. She quietly moved to the sink, and with a soothing voice got her dog to come to her while getting herself wet in the process.I tried to sound professional as I cleared my throat and suggested that we dispense with the examination as it would make Festus uncomfortable. I told her that I had some antibiotics that would fix his cough and that he would be fine.Janeen was agreeable, so I fixed Festus up with an antibiotic. I told her that she had been such a kind and understanding client that I saw no need for Dick to pay the after-hours charge. She wrote a check from Dick’s horse account and thanked me for coming in to the office.The next day Judy, as she logged the checks, asked why I had let the previous night’s emergency case off without the extra charge. She teased me that if she didn’t know better she’d say I had probably felt sorry for some “sweet young thing.” I shrugged off her comment, just thankful to have gotten out of that case with both of my thumbs. Author’s note – This story first appeared in my book, “Stories from the Land of Milk and Honey.” This story is being reprinted by popular request.last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: New Zealand and West Indies dark horses, say former stars

first_imgExperts have picked West Indies and New Zealand as the dark horses ahead of the World Cup starting here in England and Wales on Thursday.New Zealand – the 2015 World Cup runners-up – tick all the boxes, according to former Australia opener Mark Waugh.”Probably New Zealand. They were in the last World Cup final. They’re probably going to rely on a few players like Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, and Trent Boult but they always seem to play well,” Waugh was quoted as saying by www.cricket.com.au.”They field well, they’re disciplined, they run between wickets well, they’re always well coached, always in for the fight. I think they could make the semis. They’re probably the dark horse,” he predicted.On the West Indies, Waugh said: “The West Indies probably have the batting but not the bowling to be a threat. South Africa, I suppose, they’re going to rely on Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and maybe Kagiso Rabada. They’ll be a threat but probably New Zealand will be a roughie.”Australia batting great Allan Border termed the Windies led by Jason Holder as a “dangerous” side for the showpiece event.”I look at the West Indies side and I think that’s a very dangerous cricket team. If they get some momentum going they could be very, very dangerous. I know as the game gets shorter they get more dangerous, but I think the 50-over game suits them playing in England. I think their cricket is well-suited to that. Watch out for the West Indies,” Border told the website.advertisementFellow Australian Andrew Symonds, a fiery all-rounder during his time, echoed Border, saying Chris Gayle will be raring to go in his possible World Cup swansong.”West Indies. I just think they’ve got a quiet little bit of confidence going on there at the moment. They’ve played pretty well in recent times. And Chris Gayle will be itching to potentially go out on a winning note. The grounds will suit the way he plays. They’re my dark horse.”Aussie pace ace Brett Lee has put his weight behind Afghanistan, saying their star studded bowling line up led by Rashid Khan can do the trick for them in the prestigious quadrennial event.”The dark horse would be New Zealand, but Afghanistan will play some good cricket. They probably don’t have the batting that they would like but their bowling unit is outstanding.”Also Read | New Zealand vs West Indies Live Cricket Score, CWC 2019 Warm-Up MatchAlso Read | India vs Bangladesh Warm-up Match, ICC World Cup 2019 Live Score: Mustafizur gets Dhawan earlyAlso Seelast_img read more

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150 District Constables to be Recruited

first_imgSome 150 District Constables are to be recruited as part of efforts to strengthen community policing.Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, explains that the recruitment will fill the vacancies being created by 150 District Constables who are now participating in training to join the Jamaica Constabulary Force.Speaking in the House of Representatives on October 3, Mr. Montague said focus will be placed on recruiting persons who are 50 years and over.“We believe that these persons who are over 50 are stable and well established in the community, and persons will engage them with information. We (will be) targeting the hotspots,” he noted.The Minister said the District Constables will be deployed in their communities to enhance the relationship between citizens and the police.The training of district constables is part of the move to drive effective policing, one of the five pillars of the crime-reduction strategy being implemented by the Ministry of National Security.last_img read more

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Mental health at work The cost of boys being boys

first_imgWhat constitutes chronic mental stress in the workplace? Anxiety, depression, and PTSD stemming from years of verbal and physical abuse from coworkers? Taking a sick leave and eventually being forced to leave the job you love entirely? These are all things Margery Wardle faced as one of the only women in public works for the city of Napean. But when she went to Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, her claim was denied. The board called the events she endured “unwelcome” and “upsetting”, but said they weren’t considered bullying or harassment. Her case isn’t unique. Last year, an internal WSIB audit found that between January and May, 94 per cent of chronic mental stress claims were denied.Why is mental health still not being taken as seriously as physical health, especially by a provincial workplace compensation board? How, after everything Margery went through, is the toxic behaviour she endured from her male coworkers being dismissed as “boys being boys”? What message does this send to anyone else looking for help, and what can we do to make sure they feel safe coming forward?HOST: Maureen Halushak (Editor-in-Chief, Chatelaine) / GUEST: Sara Mojtehedzadeh (Work and Wealth Reporter, The Toronto Star)Audio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_03062019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.calast_img read more

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Foden believes City can win a historic quadruple

first_imgThe footballer scored twice to help Manchester City qualify for the FA Cup Quarterfinals after beating Newport County.Manchester City defeated Newport County at home 4-1 tonight in the FA Cup Fifth Round.And midfielder Phil Foden scored twice tonight to lead his team to the Quarterfinals.The Citizens are also playing in the top of the English Premier League, in the UEFA Champions League and in the Football League Cup Final.And Foden believes his team can get a historic quadruple.“Everything is going well at the moment and we can definitely win every competition but it is going to be difficult,” Foden told BBC Sport.“It’s a big squad and everyone wants to show the boss they can start.”PEP 💬 “It was a really tough game.”They scored a late goal which is typical of these kinds of games but @PhilFoden scored a great goal.”Big congratulations to him. Big compliment to the guys today.”#ncafcvcity 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/YWuoDoxXnx— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019“He rotates the squad a lot and he gives people a chance,” he continued.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.No team has won four big tournaments in the same season, with Manchester United being the only team close to this feat after they won three titles in the same season.The 18-year-old midfielder is happy with City after debuting in 2017.He started his football career with the Citizens in 2009, as he joined the youth system.The English player has been called to the U16, U17, U18, U19, and U21 England national team squads.He is working hard to get called into the senior Three Lions squad.Manchester City will now visit German Bundesliga team Schalke in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.Then the team will play against Chelsea in the Football League Cup Final.And then will play three English Premier League matches against West Ham United, Bournemouth, and Watford, before the leg two of the Champions League series against Schalke.👏 Onto the next round. Great #FACup tie.🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/Nh3Dd95SHv— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019last_img read more

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