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Donegal workplaces recognised by Irish Heart Foundation

first_imgNews Facebook Previous article34 public WiFi zones to be created across DonegalNext articleGAA Preview: Red Hughs not taking Dunedin Connollys lightly ahead of All-Ireland Quarter-Final News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – December 7, 2018 Donegal workplaces recognised by Irish Heart Foundation Twitter Twittercenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Two workplaces in Donegal have been received Irish heart Foundation Awards.Letterkenny University Hospital has been awarded a silver Happy Heart Eating Award by the Irish Heart Foundation for prioritising their employees’ heart health.Meanwhile, LYIT’s School of Tourism in Killybegs was also among the 98 companies nationwide being awarded a bronze at the annual Irish Heart Foundation Happy Heart Healthy Eating and [email protected] Awards in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin.Companies have been recognised for their efforts to increase employees’ physical activity levels at work. As research shows Irish adults are spending on average 7.3 hours every day sitting down.Tim Collins, CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation, said: “Workplaces represent an ideal setting in which to support people to make healthy changes to their diet and lifestyle and it is heartening to see so many companies across the country prioritise their employees’ heart health.” Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Pinterest Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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New Basketball Schedule

first_imgAs you have noticed by now, the boys basketball schedule has changed the most and the girls somewhat.  The IHSAA was directed by a Title IX ruling that boys and girls schedules must be equal.  This means that girls get the same availability for weekend games as the boys do.  Since schedules are made several years in advance, this meant much juggling by athletic directors around the state of Indiana.  In the case of Batesville, it was further complicated by the addition of Connersville and Rushville to the conference schedule.  You will now find the boys playing on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and the girls playing on Friday and Saturday nights.  This, of course, does not mean every week you will find this schedule, but it will occur.  For example, Batesville boys played New Castle on a Tuesday and then the girls played on Saturday of that week.  This will continue to occur during the remainder of the 2014 schedule and for years to come.  Batesville boys will play at least three Thursday games the second half of this season and a Saturday afternoon game.  For the most part, when the final schedule is completed each year, girls will no longer be playing all week games and the boys will no longer have just weekend games.  Now the numbers must be as even as humanly possible.last_img read more

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Assembly lined up for big Topaz run

first_imgPat Fahy believes Morning Assembly rates the one to beat in the Topaz Novice Chase at Leopardstown on Sunday. Press Association A Grade One-winning novice hurdler at the Punchestown Festival in the spring, the six-year-old secured his second victory from as many starts over fences when getting the better of Don Cossack in a Punchestown thriller last month. Don Cossack gave the form a boost by winning the Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse on his next start and with Ruby Walsh available to keep the ride on Morning Assembly, Fahy feels everything is in his stable star’s favour this weekend. center_img “Everything is looking good. He’s been fine since his last run, we’ve had no setbacks and we’ve got Ruby on our side again,” said Fahy. “We’re looking forward to going back over three miles with him and he seems to handle all sorts of ground. “I didn’t think he’d have the toe on better ground, but he showed he did in Punchestown the last day. “He’s a Grade One winner over hurdles and if he could go and do the same over fences, that would be great. “Looking at his form with Don Cossack, you’d say he’s probably the one to beat, but the fences are there to be jumped and he is still a baby as far as chasing goes. “As long as he and Ruby both come back safe, we’ll have a good day.” Dessie Hughes is confident of a bold show from Bright New Dawn, a narrow winner on his chasing debut at Punchestown earlier this month. Hughes said: “I’m looking forward to running him. He’s in good shape and it will be a good test, but he’s a good stayer and hopefully he’ll run a big race.” Galway Plate hero Carlingford Lough and Henry de Bromhead’s Sizing Rio also feature in a seven-strong field. last_img read more

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Independent autopsy shows George Floyd died of asphyxia

first_imgGeorge Floyd’s family is reporting that an independent autopsy shows the Floyd’s death was caused by asphyxiation from sustained pressure on his back and neck.Floyd was killed on Memorial Day Weekend after he produced a counterfeit $20 at a convenience store while trying to purchase cigarettes. An on duty clerk contacted the police about the incident and during his arrest, things turned for the worst. Several videos show an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes while he was laid on his stomach in handcuffs screaming I can’t breathe.  From other angles of the video, two additional officers further restrained Floyd by kneeling on his back.The family ordered their own autopsy after the preliminary official autopsy ruled Floyd’s death little to do with the actions of the officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck and was caused by “being restrained, along with underlying health issues and potential intoxicants in his system.  ”The family’s autopsy, however, found that the officer’s actions did contribute to his death.Derek Chauvin, the police officer who help his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes, has since been charged with third-degree murder.The owner of the store where the incident occurred has since spoken about the incident stating that store video shows Floyd was not resisting arrest though they are unable to release it publicly and that the store stands with the family.last_img read more

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Twitter rages as Georgia Bulldogs Todd Gurley suspended indefinitely

first_imgOne of the greatest running backs in the history of the University of Georgia — and by far the best and most explosive college back in America today — has had his gridiron tires flattened by the sharp object on his road to the Heisman Trophy, college football’s highest award.The school administration in Athens, Ga., about an hour east of Atlanta, announced that Gurley has been placed on indefinite suspension until they can gather all information related to an alleged improper benefits situation in exchange for his likeness, the media is reporting.Sources close to the NCAA investigation centers around whether Gurley was given money for autographs or the use of his likeness. University of Georgia officials did not reveal the alleged violation.“I’m obviously very disappointed,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri.”The Bulldogs, ranked No. 13 Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 SEC), will face No. 23 Missouri (4-1, 1-0) in a crucial Southeastern Conference Eastern Division game.Gurley leads the Bulldogs with 773 yards rushing and eight touchdowns, averaging 8.2 yards per carry. In addition, he has 11 receptions and a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD. With 3,147 rushing yards, Gurley needs 86 to pass Garrison Hearst for second on the school’s all-time list.The junior established himself as a leading Heisman contender with several signature games and moments, including a school-record 293 all-purpose yards in a season-opening victory over Clemson, not to mention a hurdler-like leap over a Tennessee defender to pick up an extra 10 yards.Twitter went berserk upon digesting this horrific news for the Bulldogs, whose SEC and national championship aspirations were resting mainly on the talented back’s shoulders.Take a look at what some had to say:last_img read more