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DARD says it will compensate weather hit farmers in Derry and Tyrone

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp News Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Joe Byrne at Glenelly last weekendThe Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the north has indicated that farmers fromm Tyrone and Derry will be included in the compensation package for those who suffered losses in the recent old snap, however, there’s been no official statement from Minister Michelle O’Neill.West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne says more clarity is needed, particularly on the criteria for claiming compensation and the mechanism for having it paid.He says there’s frustration among farmers who are trying to contact the department and getting no response.Joe Byrne says it’s now time for department officials to go out to the affected areas……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/jofri.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleMurray seeks urgent meeting with county manager to discuss Carnagarve revelationsNext articleAnthony Tohill “comfortable” as he recovers from chainsaw accident News Highland center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ DARD says it will compensate weather hit farmers in Derry and Tyrone By News Highland – April 5, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more

Cuomo: COVID-19 deaths are lowest in state since late March

first_imgGovernor Cuomo said there were 84 deaths yesterday, which is the first time that number has been below 100 since late March. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that the number of deaths due to the coronavirus in New York State has fallen below 100. Governor Cuomo also said he suggests that individuals get tested if they have symptoms or if they have been exposed to someone who has the virus.last_img

Table Tennis: Nigeria still on course for 2020 Olympics — NTTF Official

first_imgRelatedPosts NTTF president promises to sustain national junior league as annual event  Nasiu Bello, Coach for the National Table Tennis Federation, on Tuesday denied speculations that Nigeria had crashed out of the 2020 Olympics set to hold in Tokyo. Bello told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the qualification stages for the Olympic were in five parts. He added that Nigeria had lost just one of the stages, which is the mixed double event. He said: “We have not crashed out of the 2020 Olympics. “We have Aruna, who is 18th in the world, he is working towards qualification with this ranking. “There are three qualifying stages in the Olympics, which are: team event, single event, mixed doubles, for both genders. “Nigeria did not qualify for team event only, we still have the single, mixed double qualifying stages, which are still ongoing. “These qualifying stages are scheduled to hold from February 23 to February 29, African single cup in Tunisia, Madagascar.” Bello also disclosed that some home-based players were on ground for training, while others in the Diaspora were being monitored. He said: “Preparations are ongoing. “Presently we are in an open camp, before we begin the closed camp. “I also coach the athletes in Diaspora who are participating in the different qualifying stages to ensure NTTF athletes bring victory back home by the grace of God.” Also, Fatiha Bello, representing Nigeria in the top 16 women singles event in Tunisia, said she was aiming to qualify for the Olympics. Fatiha said: “This is the final qualifying stage for African top 16. “I will make it through this stage. “I am preparing adequately for the Tokyo 2020 and my focus is on the cup, by the grace of God.” Azeez Sholanke, a junior player, said a lot of positive outcomes should be expected from him and his fellow players for this sporting year. He added that dedication and rigorous training would help enhance their output for the tournament. Sholanke said: “We have been putting in a lot of energy, dedication for the different sporting events of this year. “We are in an open camp, which will be for a while before the closed camp takes off. “The closed camp will give room for better preparation, which is key. “The Europeans are skillful players. “We at the NTTF are putting in more zeal for a victorious result this year by the grace of God. “Only the best should be expected from us.”Tags: Nasiu BelloNational Table Tennis Federationlast_img read more

‘Always Compete’ shows new side of Carroll

first_imgIf you were asked to name the most prominent figure on the USC campus, you probably wouldn’t think twice.This is no knock on long-tenured professors, school deans and university presidents, but USC coach Pete Carroll is the face of not only the illustrious football program, but of the entire university.Winning philosophy · Writer Steve Bisheff gets to the core of what makes USC’s football team so successful: Pete Carroll’s competitiveness. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanHe is the ultimate symbol of success, the epitome of hard work and dedication, and a modern-day legend who transformed himself from a last-resort head coaching candidate in 2000 to this decade’s most prolific collegiate coach.While Carroll’s tenure at USC can be summed up with staggering numbers, rarely have Trojan fans, alumni or even the casual enthusiasts had the opportunity to understand the man beyond the on-field fame.Steve Bisheff, a USC alumnus and sports writer for the Los Angeles Times was given exclusive access to the well-oiled machine that is the Trojan football program. Over the course of the 2008-2009 campaign, Bisheff was treated to an experience that featured everything from summer meetings to locker room celebrations, to one-on-one interviews with Carroll.With this access, Bisheff wrote Always Compete, whose title is based on Carroll’s 2007 banquet speech. Always Compete not only chronicled the 2009 Rose Bowl championship team, but allowed readers into the complex mind of the “ultimate competitor,” Carroll himself.On the surface, Always Compete, which hit bookstores this past September, looks like the typical thrilling season recap of a team’s search for the often elusive championship a la Jim Dent’s Resurrection: The Miracle Season that Saved Notre Dame, or Jack McCallum’s Seven Seconds or Less.And while the outer tale of Bisheff’s story revolves around the trials and tribulations of the Trojans’ season, what makes this book a must-read are the core chapters of the story, known as “Pete Profiles.”These candid sections shed light on the activist, the family man, the free spirit and the unique motivator that makes Carroll “the most revered sports personality in Los Angeles along with Kobe Bryant.”Although Bisheff’s book pays tribute to Carroll, his national powerhouse football team and his non-profit organization, A Better LA, Bisheff emphasizes that “this is not a cheerleading book gushing about the coach.”“I tried to write it as an objective journalist in the third person and it addresses what many see as Carroll’s faults,” Bisheff writes.Although many consider Carroll’s short tenure at USC on par with some of the game’s greatest leaders, including Bear Bryant, Woody Hayes (who Carroll had the privilege of meeting in 1979 while on the Ohio State coaching staff) and Joe Paterno, the book’s most compelling profile, “No, He’s Not Perfect,” stresses Bisheff’s message that his piece doesn’t solely celebrate the competitive nature of the highly decorated coach.Throughout the chapter, Carroll’s deficiencies are put under the spotlight, and the author expertly humanizes a man who, by the standards of the Trojan faithful, may be closer to a god-like figure than your everyday college football head coach.From detailed explanations about Carroll’s inability to win against lesser conference foes to his style — which, at times is overly controlling — that tumultuously forced out offensive mastermind Norm Chow, this “Pete Profile” reveals a side to Carroll that packed crowds inside the Coliseum couldn’t comprehend by watching his weekly dominance on the gridiron.After covering the coach throughout a full season, Bisheff admits that each and every second of Carroll’s life is a competition within itself.“He’ll compete at anything, including a pickup basketball game or how many Mountain Dews he can drink in his office,” Bisheff writes.While anecdotal stories preaching Carroll’s eccentric competitive nature are prevalent throughout the book, it is Bisheff’s knack for interweaving these insightful stories with the coach’s touching relationships with family, players, coaches and alumni that make the underlying story even more compelling than the actual blow-by-blow account of the 2008 season.The book is a must-read, not because it is synonymous with a perennial Pac-10 championship team or because its central figure is a living legend who continues to etch his mark into university lore each Saturday.Rather, it is the poignant and at times humbling lens through which Bisheff depicts all parties involved that makes Always Compete a rare treat for readers.Although Bisheff says there are no life lessons or profound teachings that stand out in the book, his 237-page account of a year inside the USC football program is an instantly gratifying experience that everyone can relate to.From the proud father to the community organizer, and from the top recruiter to the awe-inspiring coach, Always Compete doesn’t miss a beat with its factual, humorous and yet heartfelt portrayal of USC’s most recognizable employee. In doing so, the book promotes Carroll, flaws and all, not only as a local hero but as a national icon.last_img read more