first_imgDonegal’s jobless figures are down by almost 3% in some areas.Dole queues are dow in Donegal.Senator Jimmy Harte has welcomed the reduction in live register figures with only Dungloe bucking the trend with an increase of 4.The figures were released by the CSO this week and show that there is almost a 3% decrease locally in Donegal. “While the overall figure is still too high, it is clear the number of people signing on locally is in gradual decline and this is a move in the right direction.“This is good news for people locally here in Donegal,” said Senator Harte.However with so many people leaving the county, most of the decline is probably down to emigration.Donegal County 20,668    20,064Ballybofey2,609    2,717Ballyshannon1,512   1,460 Buncrana4,420   4,075Donegal1,297   1,259 Dunfanaghy1,571   1,474Dungloe2,119   2,023Killybegs1,154    1,140Letterkenny5,986  5,916NEW FIGURES SHOW JOBLESS NUMBERS DOWN BY ALMOST 3% IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 5th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:live registerlast_img read more

Humane Officer Training on Oct. 29

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest WhenOctober 29, 8:30am–5pmWhereDutch Valley Restaurant 1343 Old Route 39 NE, Sugarcreek, OH 44681WhatThe purpose of the training is to provide humane officers a basic understanding of farm animal care and production practices and to identify resources for local animal shelters and officials dealing with animal care complaints. The farm tours will allow participants to view livestock in a typical farm setting and interact with the farm management and other local agricultural leaders. Hosted by Ohio Farm Bureau.Created for:Humane officersDog wardensAnimal rescue groupsCounty sheriff’s deputiesAnimal control officersCounty commissionersLocal animal shelter personnel/humane societiesTENTATIVE ITINERARY:8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Welcomeand Introductions9 a.m. Beef Cattle – Dr. Steve Boyles Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring9:30 a.m. Horses – Dr. Kim Cole Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring10 a.m. Dairy Cattle – Dr. Maurice Eastridge Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring10:30 a.m. Swine – Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring11 a.m. Brady Campbell Animal Handling Basics11:30 a.m. Dr. Tony Forshey Bio security, Overview of Ohio Livestock Care Standards and Farm Euthanasia12:30 p.m. Lunch1 p.m. Four Pines Farm, Bill and Tina Deetz Tour of dairy farm and animal handling demonstration3 p.m. Saltwell Stables/Sally Puzacke Tour of horse and beef cattle farm and animal handling demonstration5 p.m. AdjournPayment of $50 per student is due with registration form. Make check payable to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Registration fees are due by Monday Oct. 22.Mail to: Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau 2146 E High Ave. New Philadelphia, OH 44663For more information, contact Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau, 888-265-2090 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Happy New Year: Learning Opportunities for Nutrition and Wellness

first_imgCreative Commons Licensing [Flikr]-by-Finn-Frode-Happy-New-Year-to-you-all-Explored-31.12.2015-88-Taken-Jan-1-2016By Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDNThe MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration got off to a good start in 2015 presenting a variety of informative webinars for military care providers, specifically military Dietitians, Veterans Administration and Extension specialists. A new year, 2016 is here, and we have  another very exciting lineup of webinars and CEPU opportunities for Registered Dietitians.January 26, 2016, 11:00 am ET   Cooking Up Nutrition Education    Cooking up Nutrition Education presented by Veteran’s Administration Dietitian Lori Carlson, MS, RDN, LDN, and Chef. Everyone loves cooking shows, and you will learn how to present your own cooking class while providing evidence-based nutrition education.February 25, 2016, 11:30 am ET:  Trans Fat Update   The Skinny on Trans Fats presented by Presented by Kristie Crowe-White, Ph.D., RD. What is the big deal about trans fats, what is the status of legislation, and what are the differences between naturally occurring and man-made trans fats.March 29, 2016 11:00 ET:  Work Life Integration: What Does Success Look Like?       March is National Nutrition Month! Balancing Work/Life for Military Dietitians presented by Lisa Kinderman, Clinical Counselor. In honor of Registered Dietitians we are presenting a webinar on work/life stress management. We know how stressful your jobs can be, and you need to be well balanced and nourished to be your best.April 26, 2016 11:00 ET: Breastfeeding – Nature’s Best presented by Rose Marie Straeter, MA, RLC, IBCLC. One conversation with Rose and you will find out how much you did not know about breastfeeding practices, challenges and how to best help your clients.May 24, 2016, at 11:00 ET:   Nutritional Trends and Implications for Weight Loss Surgery presented by Ashley McCartney, MS, RD, LDN, Bariatric Dietitian for Carle Hospital in Champaign, IL. Bariatric surgery is becoming a more viable option for the morbidly obese, learn the special nutritional needs of this population.June/July – no webinars, but stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for continuing nutrition and wellness education.Future webinars in the fall include topics of Nutrition Apps and the Snap program.You can still earn CPEUs for the 2015 webinars by visiting the links below, watching the video and taking the evaluation.Eating Well While Eating Out: How Calories on the Menu Can Help Guide Healthy Choices5-2-1-0 Healthy Messaging CampaignNew Medications for Type 2 DiabetesHypertension Update: Nutritional Guidelines and StrategiesNutrition and Wellness is always looking for suggestions on what topics are of interest to you? Please contact us with your suggestions or if you have a webinar you want to present.So mark your calendars and cheers to 2016.This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Olympian Anju Bobby George resigns as Sports Council president of Kerala

first_imgOlympian Anju Bobby George resigned as president of Sports Council of Kerala today after she locked horns with Minister for Sports EP Jayarajan.Anju announced her decision to resign from the post of president of Sports Council of Kerala at executive committee meeting of the Council held today. Other committee members also offered to resign.She was appointed as President of Sports Council of Kerala in 2015 November by Oommen Chandy government. Currently she is working with Customs and Central Excise Department in Bangalore.”I CANNOT STAND HUMILIATION””I’ve decided to resign from the post of president of Sports Council of Kerala. I can’t stand humiliation. I’ve worked to the best of my ability to improve facilities for the development of sports in Kerala and nurture talents,”  Anju told India Today.Her resignation took a political turn as Ramesh Chennithala, leader of Opposition blamed the Pinarayi government for “chucking her out of Sports Council”. “Anju was forced to resign as the government had humiliated her. It’s most unfortunate. She is an eminent sports person  and LDF government treated her like a party worker,” Chennithala told India Today.Earlier she had alleged that the sports minister misbehaved with her when she met him officially to brief him about the affairs of sports in the state on June 7. However, Jayarajan denied the charges and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also defended him.39 year old Anju made history in the field of athletics when she won the Bronze medal clearing 6.70 meter in long jump at the 2003 World Championships in Athletic in Paris, becoming the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a world Athletics Championships.  She also won a gold medal at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games. She achieved her personal best of 6.83 meter at the 2004 Olympic Games at Athens that brought her the fifth position.advertisementShe received the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2003 for eminent sports persons and was conferred Padma shri in 2004.Also read: Anju George: Will not resign from Kerala sports council post till allegations are clearedlast_img read more

14 days agoLaLiga president Tebas hopes to see Neymar return to Spain

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say LaLiga president Tebas hopes to see Neymar return to Spainby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga president Javier Tebas admits he’d like to see Neymar return to Spain.The PSG star was a target for Real Madrid and former club Barcelona, though ultimately remained a PSG player when the summer market shut.However, Tebas still retains hope of seeing Neymar in the LaLiga again.”Neymar, Mourinho, Guardiola … There is room for everyone,” he said. “Neymar is currently at PSG, and his arrival seemed unrealistic at the time, and I think the transfer window is not ready for him yet.” last_img read more

Dying man files human rights complaint says transplant policy is discriminatory

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsDavid Dennis from Nuu-chah-nulth Nation in British Columbia has end-stage liver disease and needs a transplant or could die within a month.Although he has willing donors, Dennis is being denied a spot on a provincial wait list because he’s only been sober since June 4, 2019.B.C.’s abstinence policy requires liver transplant recipients have zero alcohol for six months.That’s time Dennis, a 44-year-old father of five, doesn’t have.On Tuesday he and the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and Frank Paul Society filed a joint complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. Dennis is the President of the Frank Paul Society.He says the provincial transplant policy is a lethal form of racism against Indigenous peoples.“The question really is about trauma — how do you introduce that idea where you calculate somebody’s trauma?” he says.Dennis also says a number of donors with universal blood type have offered to help.“But to my surprise we haven’t even done a test to see what my blood type is.“They don’t have it on file — so the depths of just how silly this process has been reveals quite a bit about the bureaucracy of this health care system here in Vancouver.”Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the UBCIC is also calling for the abstinence policy to be repealed and for Dennis to be placed on the transplant list.Phillip says intergenerational trauma from colonization must be taken into consideration.“It’s jeopardizing his chance off surviving,” he says.“Indigenous people historically have been acknowledged to have greater issues with substance abuse and alcoholism and things of that nature, and the sense is that if the policy were applied rigidly we would loose a lot of our people.”Phillip had liver disease himself and underwent a transplant 23 years ago.The chief says he’s hopeful B.C. will do the right thing.“I’m optimistic that something good will come out of this,” he says.Dennis says he’s trying to stay positive, but that if he doesn’t win he wants the battle to carry on.“We’re hoping that this case, whether we are around or not, that it continues and that it helps marginalized people in the long run.”He says the most difficult part for him  is having to explain to his 5-year-old daughter that he might die.“Getting to that place where she understands that dad might not be coming back — and that is scary as hell,” he says through tears.The B.C. Transplant Society and the Vancouver Coastal Health’s liver transplant team are reviewing Dennis’ [email protected]@Laurie_HamelinEditor’s Note: After this story was published health authorities in B.C. told APTN their abstinence policy for organ transplant recipients had changed earlier this year. Read Laurie Hamelin’s follow-up story, Liver transplant ‘misunderstanding’ means there’s still hope for David Dennis.last_img read more

Aussie MP slammed for Christchurch attack remarks

first_imgCanberra: The Australian Senate on Wednesday slammed a lawmaker for blaming Muslim immigration as the cause for the New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 50 people. Senator Fraser Anning, a far-right independent, made his comments on the day of the shootings in Christchurch. The Upper House passed the censure motion against him without a single unfavourable vote, in what was a symbolic move that does not carry with it Anning’s expulsion from the legislative body. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Lawmakers from across the political spectrum condemned his “inflammatory and divisive” remarks. In response, Anning said the censure was “an attack on free speech”, the BBC reported. The reprimand, the fifth to be passed by the Senate in the past decade, stated that Anning’s remarks on the March 15 attack did not reflect the views of the Parliament or the Australian people. “It’s absolutely right to censure Senator Anning and anyone else within our community who seeks to use a horrific tragedy like this one as an opportunity to vilify and divide people based on their religious belief,” said Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Following the Christchurch carnage — the deadliest in New Zealand’s history — Anning had said that “the real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration programme that allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place”. The leader of the opposition in the Senate, Penny Wong, described Anning’s anti-Muslim remarks as “pathetic” and “shameful”, Efe news reported. Wong said that “his inflammatory and divisive comments seek to attribute blame to the victims of a horrific crime and to vilify people on the basis of religion”. Anning was not present in the Senate during the motion against him. The Queensland Senator had said before the motion that “my real crime is that I simply told the truth” when the media and the leaders did not want to hear it. Anning, who in the past used a term linked to the Nazi plan for exterminating all Jewish people – “final solution” – by calling for it to be applied to immigrants in Australia, was also involved in an altercation with a teenager who cracked an egg on his forehead following his comments about the attack.last_img read more

Womens swimming Ohio State set to swim final dual meet of the

Ohio State junior swimmer Lindsey Clary competes at the Big Ten championships in February, 2016. Credit: OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s swimming team is set to compete against Wright State in their final dual meet of the season on Friday, just a couple of weeks before heading off to West Lafayette, Indiana, to compete in the Big Ten Conference Championships.Last weekend the team fell to Michigan 212-88. However, OSU coach Bill Dorenkott said he believes that the score doesn’t do the team’s individual performances justice.“If you looked at our results, we got beat by a better team and that’s the long and the short of it … If you looked at our performances, we were actually pretty strong,” Dorenkott said. “We put up some of our fastest times of the season and in some cases, some of the fastest times any Buckeye has ever (swam). That being said, we got broadsided by a team that was ready to roll, and that falls on me. That’s not the team, there’s nothing that they did wrong.”Though the Buckeyes were disappointed with the outcome of last weekend’s meet in Ann Arbor, the team has kept it’s spirits up and use Friday’s competition to prepare for the challenges ahead.“We’re in the middle of our preparation for Big Ten’s, and while we’re disappointed with how we performed at Michigan, it doesn’t change what our ultimate goal is which is to swim well at Big Tens and NCAAs,” Dorenkott said.Aside from last weekend’s meet against Michigan, the Buckeyes are undefeated this season and are planning to use this Friday’s meet as an additional way to fine tune their skills before the post season competitions.“We’ll use this meet as an opportunity to do some hard work, and make sure we’re staying on track,” Junior Liz Li said. “I would definitely say that Friday’s meet is … an opportunity to help us to push ourselves a little bit and be a little bit sharper.”In addition to using this meet to sharpen their skills and shave some seconds off of their times, the athletes are also using this Friday’s competition to showcase the team’s senior class in their final dual meet at OSU.“This meet is our senior night, so I’m really excited … to see all the seniors do all of their little ceremonies, which will be so much fun,” Li said. “This Friday is about trying to swim as a team, so we’ve got one more chance to do that (with the seniors) and have fun together.”Dorenkott said he is looking forward to giving the team’s senior class the praise they earned over the years as well, while also hoping to finalize who will be traveling to West Lafayette in the next couple of weeks.“It’s a special class, and it’s a great opportunity to highlight and showcase them,” Dorenkott said. “We’ve also got a couple of spots that are still to be determined in terms of who is going to travel to the Big Tens, so we’re still trying to figure out who’s going to fill those spots, and this weekend will help us a little bit with that as well.”The competition is set to begin at 5 p.m. at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. read more

Urban Meyer on Braxton Miller Kenny Guiton against Penn State Were going

No. 9 Ohio State travels to Penn State this weekend for a battle between the conference’s two teams ineligible for postseason play. OSU coach Urban Meyer and PSU coach Bill O’Brien weighed in on the status of Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller at the weekly Big Ten football coaches teleconference. Preparing for Miller Time Miller was injured in the third quarter of last Saturday’s overtime win against Purdue, and Meyer said that the sophomore quarterback is still nursing a very sore neck. Meyer confirmed that Miller has been cleared to practice, but said backup redshirt junior Kenny Guiton will be prepared to play. “We’re going to have two ready,” said Meyer of his quarterbacks. Nonetheless, O’Brien said his team is preparing for OSU’s typical offense, in which Miller is the team’s leading passer and rusher. “Obviously, we’re preparing for Braxton Miller,” O’Brien said. “He’s one of the top players in the country, at the end of the day that’s the guy that we have to prepare for.” High Praise for Heuerman Buckeye fans might be celebrating Jeff Heuerman for his receiving skills right now – the sophomore tight end caught the game-tying two-point conversion last Saturday – but Meyer has been impressed with a different aspect of Heuerman’s skill set. “He might be the best blocking tight end that I’ve ever had in my head coaching career,” Meyer said. Heuerman’s contributions might not jump off a stat sheet, he has six receptions this year for one touchdown, but Meyer said that Heuerman’s blocking has been extremely important this season. “He’s giving us a component that we’ve never really had at that spot,” Meyer said. “He’s a point guy that can really block a defensive had. That’s really great to have.” Better left unsaid? Michigan has not won a Big Ten title since 2004, and coach Brady Hoke said that he uses the program’s conference championship drought to motivate his players everyday. “Let’s face it,” said the second-year Michigan coach. “Besides graduating and honoring your name, the expectations are to win Big Ten Championships. We embrace it and we are not going to shy away from it.” Hoke’s approach is fundamentally different than that of Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, who said he just tries to keep his team focused on getting better every day. “I don’t talk about (winning the conference) daily,” Pelini said. “Our players understand what’s out there and what the challenges are.” Michigan (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) and Nebraska (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) meet this weekend, and whether the coaches want to talk about it or not, the game has major implications on the conference championship picture. To maintain its undefeated conference record, Michigan will have to do what it’s failed to do twice this season – win a night game away from home. The Wolverines were handled, 41-14, on a neutral field against Alabama on Sept. 1, and fell to Notre Dame three weeks later. “We haven’t played our best football,” Hoke said. “We are going to need to this week.” read more

Ohio State baseball looking to continue winning ways against Penn State

After taking two out of three from Illinois in last weekend’s Big Ten series, the Ohio State baseball team is looking to keep the winning mindset alive with Penn State coming to town Friday night. OSU senior right-hander Brad Goldberg feels the season is still young and the team still has work to do, but is really starting to get that winning attitude back. “We’re still working,” said Goldberg. “We nearly gave ourselves some heart attacks coming back in both wins last weekend, but I definitely think we are getting that winning attitude.” Senior left-hander Brian King agreed with Goldberg, and said the team is gaining confidence and enjoying playing baseball together. “The confidence is huge right now everyone is working together and enjoying each other,” said King. “Honestly, we are just having a good time out there.” Ohio State is 25-13 overall this season and 9-6 in Big Ten play. The team is 9-4 at home this season, and is looking to continue that success this weekend. “Home field has been big all year,” said Goldberg. “We know the turf and especially now with finals it’s just nice to be at home and not have to worry about missing classes.” PSU sits last in the Big Ten with a record of 2-10 in conference play and 11-25 overall. As of late though, the Nittany Lions are heating up, and have won back-to-back games including a 7-4 win over La Salle Tuesday night. They also won their first Big Ten series last weekend after taking two of three from Iowa. A bright spot in Penn State’s lineup is sophomore catcher J.C. Coban, who is hitting .315 with two home runs and 21 RBIs in 32 games played. OSU coach Greg Beals said he is happy with the results from the previous two Big Ten weekend series, but hopes his team takes the right approach in the series against the Nittany Lions. “What I am looking for offensively is the approach,” said Beals. “It’s the mentality, it’s a competitive thing, and I want them to go up with a plan and execute it.” OSU is set to take the field against Penn State at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Bill Davis Stadium to start the weekend home series. read more