first_imgSeamus Coleman leads by example against the Italians.Donegal soccer legend Seamus Coleman has revealed how he told his players to make themselves heroes as they took on Italy in the make-or-break Euro 2016 game last night.The modest Killybegs man was made captain by manager Martin O’Neill.And Seamie wrote another chapter in Donegal and Irish soccer folklore by helping his team step up to the plate. He said “I said to the lads before the game, ‘Let’s make ourselves heroes, there’s no reason why we can’t’ and we did that tonight.“I think the Belgium game was so important because we realised how poor we were and you could see from the off we wanted to play ball.“We know we’re good at keeping the ball. Against Belgium we didn’t do it. Tonight we did and we fully deserved that win.”Seamie admitted it was difficult to put into words what he was describing. But he said he knew himself and his team-mates simply had to do it for the fans.“It will be a game that will be remembered for a long time,” he told RTÉ Sport.“We fully deserved that win and our fans are so, so special.“We didn’t want to be the team that goes home and everyone to talk about how good your fans are but the team are gone.“We wanted to give them something to celebrate.” Coleman, who was making his 36th appearance, paid tribute to his family including his father on a night which saw fans at home and in France relish the atmosphere of getting out of the group stages.He said “Personally, to captain your country is something you dream of and to do it at a stage like this makes all them trips over and back to Sligo with my dad worth it,” he said.The Killybegs native was keen to acknowledge all the support he has received along the way and says it is a big motivating factor every time he takes to the pitch in a green jersey.“The support I have from everyone back home is unbelievable and I want everyone back home to know that I bring it with me wherever I go,” he said. “I’m out to do them proud. Let’s hope now against France we’re not finished. We’re going to enjoy tonight, delighted to get through, but this group of lads have big results in them.”EURO 2016 JOY: ‘I TOLD THE LADS TO MAKE THEMSELVES HEROES’ – CAPTAIN COLEMAN was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 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:donegalEuro 2016italyseamus colemanlast_img read more

Raiders superlatives from their 23-21 win over the Cardinals

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceGLENDALE — The Raiders grabbed a morale booster in Arizona with a 23-21 walk-off win over the Cardinals on Sunday.Derek Carr drove the Raiders 63 yards downfield with under two minutes remaining and rookie Daniel Carlson kicked the game-winning 35-yard field goal as time expired.The Raiders no longer own the current top slot in the 2019 NFL Draft, but they’ll sleep just fine after win No. 2. Let’s hand out …last_img

Khayelitsha animal clinic treats the peoples pets

first_imgMdzananda has a mobile clinic that comes to the community to heal its pets. (Image: Mdzananda Animal Clinic)An animal clinic running from six recycled shipping containers treats dogs and cats from a community of over 1.5 million people without help from the City of Cape Town.Mdzananda Animal Clinic is the only veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a township just outside Cape Town. Mdzananda – meaning distemper in the local isiXhosa dialect – was established in 1996 to treat animals without access to veterinary care in the fast growing impoverished community.In the spirit of the clinics ethos – community upliftment through animal health care – the clinic offers sterilization, dipping, deworming and vaccination as primary veterinary healthcare services. Sick or injured pets can also be brought in for consultations, hospitalisation and theatre operations for sick and injured animals.For those too far from the clinics improvised home, a daily mobile clinic travels around the sprawling township to care for pets in need, or too sick to be brought to the hospital. The service runs every afternoon during the week, and includes home visits by staff to educate the community about the work Mdzananda does.According to the Dog Trust, a third of the households in Khayelitsha fall below the poverty line. Poverty, unemployment and lack of education makes an investment in veterinary care rare. Social issues make it difficult for the community to care for their pets so finding animals suffering from disease and untreated injuries was a common sight.The Dog Trust, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, BCL Medical Waste Management, Ashworth Africa Tours and Safaris, Revelstone, Malls Tiles, Norpharm, and, Nestle Purina, are organisations that have funded Mdzananda in its quest to help the animals of Khayelitsha.You can also donate to Mdzananda by checking for their banking details here.Jane Levinson, project manager at Mdzananda, said: “I’ve been volunteering for Mdzananda since March 1997, almost from the start of the project. As project manager my job is overall coordination of Mdzananda, and I’m also responsible for fund raising and public relations.“I’ve been privileged to see Mdzananda grow from a tiny animal welfare project that had no water or electricity, to providing Khayelitsha with a full time professional animal welfare service that has helped over 50 000 pets since 1996.”STOPPING A DEADLY DISEASEIn 2010, an emergency vaccination drive was launched to save Khayelitsha dogs from an outbreak of the deadly canine parvovirus.During that time a serious outbreak of Parvovirus in the Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay area’s was detected which meant that it was only a matter of time before the disease spreads to nearby Khayelitsha.Levinson hailed vaccine manufacturer Intervet and distributor Norpharm for contributing to the fight by slashing the price of the vaccine by half.She said: “We are extremely grateful to them both. Their generosity has been key to us getting this emergency relief exercise off to a swift start, meaning we can start protecting dogs before Parvovirus actually takes hold in Khayelitsha.”PROJECTSBeyond the primary services Mdzananda runs several projects that serve to look after Khayelitsha’s cats and dogs. They run spay campaigns; kennel building; sustainable gardening and a volunteer programme.Khayelitsha residents are encouraged to have their pets spayed, a service offered free at Mdzananda. During the campaign Mdzananda, staffed by volunteer veterinarians, can sterilize up 100 animals in a single day.  Mdzananda organises “kennel building” events for their staff so that they get together with the community to build and decorate kennels from scrap wood. You too can organise your “kennel building” along with Mdzananda by contacting them on +27 21 367 2302 /4091.The clinic also has its very own vegetable garden that helps in making soup during the cold Cape winter.last_img read more

No-Till field day Sept. 2

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Soil health and water quality will be two focal points of the 2015 Ohio No-till Field Day on Sept. 2.The event will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dan Batdorf farm, 9291 Rt. 48 (North), Covington, in western Miami County, and will feature a variety of exhibitors and speakers on a wide range of no-till topics.Attending the field day will be Jason Weller, chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington, D.C., who will speak briefly about his agency’s emphasis on soil health and plans to attend the event all day.Among the presentations will be “Microbes at Work” by David Lamm, USDA-NRCS, Greensboro, N.C., who will focus on an examination of the below-ground benefits of cover crops, including how microbes can improve soil quality.“No-till and cover crops can help emulate the ecosystem functions of natural prairies,” Lamm said. “Prairies and prairie soils flourished with a diversity of plants, a minimum amount of disturbance, and living roots that grew throughout most of the year.”No one species of cover crop can deliver all the advantages multiple cover crops deliver in combination, he said.“Some fix nitrogen, some are very good at scavenging leftover nitrogen in the soil, some have deep roots that extend benefits deeper into the soil profile, and still others help control specific weeds or attract beneficial insects,” Lamm said.Also presenting will be Kevin King, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, and Glen Arnold, Ohio State University Extension field specialist, who will discuss “Water Quality and Manure Application.” OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.Arnold will describe how to use a drag hose to inject manure between cornrows up to the V3 growth stage in order to extend the spring manure application timeframe.“Commercial applicators are typically shut down from late April, when corn planting starts, until after wheat harvest in July,” Arnold said. “This system can add about a month after corn is planted in a field to apply liquid manure. Injecting it is better for water quality than spreading on the surface.”Also during the event:* Don Reicosky, USDA-ARS, Morris, Minnesota (retired), will speak on “No-Till, Cover Crops and Carbon: Perfect Trio for Soil Health.”* Gypsoil, one of the event’s sponsors, will demonstrate how to haul, load and spread gypsum.* David Brandt, a no-till farmer, will show how to establish cover crops.* Lamm will speak with Rafiq Islam, soil scientist with the college’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, on the below-ground benefits of cover crops.* There will also be demonstrations of planter and drill setup and soil pit observations of rooting, earthworms and soil structure.The full agenda, registration information and other details are available online by Aug. 20 is $40 payable to Ohio No-till Council at Miami SWCD, 1330 N. County Road 25A, Suite C, Troy, Ohio, 45373. On-site registration of $65 is also available.The event is sponsored by the Ohio No-Till Council with support from the All-Ohio Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Service, OSU Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, NRCS-USDA, SWCDs in Miami and Darke counties, Ohio’s Country Journal, Ohio Corn Marketing Board and the Ohio Soybean Council.last_img read more

Q&A with #MFLNMC: How is Medicaid affected by the Affordable Care Act?

first_imgAre you a military service provider or caregiver to a family member whose medical coverage falls under Medicaid? Are you unsure how their coverage may be affected by the Affordable Care Act? In today’s caregiving post we take a brief look at the impact the Affordable Care Act has on Medicaid.The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid based on the percentage of the federal poverty level. About half of the U.S. has opted to do this as of early 2015. These states have expanded Medicaid eligibility to adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.The ACA also creates incentives for states to further develop Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and to incorporate the programs into their state Medicaid programs, making services more widely available. HCBS are provided under federal waivers that allow states to provide services to qualified individuals. As a result, the scope of services may be limited, the populations served may be specified, and the approval to operate the waiver time may be limited.  Medicaid is and remains a federal-state program that is administered by state governments.To learn more about Medicaid check out our Medicaid and Military Families: An Introduction training.Have a question for our military caregiving team? Let us know! We want to hear from you.last_img read more

San Miguel-Alab coasts to 8th win

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum Ancajas stops yet another challenger 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Balkman fired 21 points while Josh Urbiztondo notched 17 points built on five triples as Alab rolled to its eighth win in 12 games to move within half a game off Thailand club Mono Vampire at third spot.Justin Brownlee also had another solid outing with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Ray Parks Jr. poured 16 points for Alab which now owns two road wins over the Slingers this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn another match, former PBA first round pick Keith Jensen powered CLS Indonesia Knights to an 82-72 victory over Westports Malaysia Dragons at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.Jensen, who replaced compatriot Rudy Lingganay, debuted with 18 points. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments The San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas partnership got off to a rousing start in the Asean Basketball League on Sunday.With Renaldo Balkman leading another balanced charge, Alab hammered out an 82-69 victory over the Singapore Slingers for its fifth straight win at OCBC Arena in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

‘Talks have stopped’ for Barca target Arthur

first_imgTransfers ‘Talks have stopped’ – Gremio to make Barcelona wait for Arthur deal Ryan Benson 18:04 2/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) arthur-cropped Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Grêmio Primera División Serie A The Catalans have long wanted the 21-year-old, but they will have to wait for at least another 12 months to get their hands on him Highly rated Gremio midfielder Arthur will not be leaving before December, regardless of any potential deal that is struck with Barcelona, according to club president Romildo Bolzan Jr.Arthur, 21, has been strongly linked with a move to Catalonia for several months and angered officials at Gremio when he was photographed wearing a Barca jersey in a meeting with their sporting director Robert Fernandez at the start of December.Barca were quick to offer an apology to the Copa Libertadores champions, reportedly keen to remain on good terms with Gremio in anticipation of negotiations eventually getting started. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And, while Bolzan confirmed there have been talks, he swiftly highlighted that even if a deal is struck between the two clubs, Arthur – who reportedly has a €50 million release clause – will not be leaving before the end of the year.”At this moment it’s [transfer talks] stopped,” Bolzan told UOL Esporte. “But I can tell you that all the ideas are Arthur will stay with us until December.”All parties agree that it is more or less agreed that Arthur will stay until the end of 2018 if the negotiations are completed. I repeat, if they are completed.”Arthur has yet to make his international debut for Brazil, but at the end of 2017 was called to the squad to face Bolivia and Chile as recognition of his burgeoning talent.last_img read more