Dublin’s Connolly could face 12 week ban

first_imgThe G-A-A’s Central Competitions Control Committee will meet tomorrow to review footage that could see Dublin forward Diarmuid Connolly receive a 12-week ban.St Vincent’s clubman Connolly put his hands on the shoulder of linesman Ciaran Branagan when disputing a sideline ball being awarded to Carlow in Dublin’s 0-19 to 0-7 win at O’Moore Park on Saturday.He was not punished for the incident but could be sanctioned under G-A-A Rule 5-point-3-2 which relates to a “minor physical infraction” with officials and carries a minimum 12-week suspension. Tipperary ‘keeper Evan Comerford was suspended for that offence last week.last_img

Richard Sherman, other NFL players note league’s hypocrisy with latest coronavirus protocols

first_imgThe NFL is putting a stop to the swap for 2020.According to multiple reports, the NFL is attempting to limit unnecessary interaction between players, personnel and media should games get underway this fall. Among those policies, the NFL is going to outlaw postgame conversations among players and won’t allow for jersey exchanges, something that’s grown increasingly popular in recent years.  It’s a pretty nonsensical thing to do, considering that players are spitting, breathing, hitting, tackling, contacting and are generally within six feet of each other for a three-hour game. While not every player will interact with every other player of the opposition’s 53-man roster, with the way COVID-19 can spread, it seems like another wonky, not-common-sense half-measure from the league.While the banning of jersey swaps is supposedly endorsed by the NFLPA, San Francisco DB Richard Sherman led the way with criticism of the NFL’s latest COVID-19 policy:This is a perfect example of NFL thinking in a nutshell. Players can go engage in a full contact game and do it safely. However, it is deemed unsafe for them to exchange jerseys after said game. 😂🤣😂 https://t.co/fWefsUSVDc— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) July 9, 2020Other NFL players and personalities also noted the league’s hypocrisy.This has to be a joke… https://t.co/OrJBcBtiFl pic.twitter.com/cA8Iu0LI39— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) July 9, 2020thats DAMN SILLY bro.. 🤦🏾‍♂️ https://t.co/QDOwn2G3bc— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) July 9, 2020So we can hit eachother ALL game but can’t shake hands after? 😂 https://t.co/9qrAoYIr8y— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) July 9, 2020No postgame interactions after sweating and spitting on each other for three hours. 👌 https://t.co/dVllVof4RD— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) July 9, 2020So we can tackle each other for 60min but can’t exchange jersey that takes 2 mins😂😂😂 https://t.co/5RKq54T0mH— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) July 9, 2020this is like when teachers would enforce NO GRINDING at high school dances like kids weren’t going to after parties https://t.co/g28AL2ud1s— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) July 9, 2020 NFL teams will be forbidden from postgame interactions within 6 feet of each other and jersey exchanges between players will be prohibited during the 2020 season, sources say.Another way the NFL will look different in the COVID-19 world.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 9, 2020The idea is that the NFL is attempting to limit interaction before and after the game to limit the potential for coronavirus transmission among players. (Hopefully this means disallowing postgame handshakes between the coaches, as well.) Yeah, about that…last_img read more

Gardaí swoop on Donegal drugs operation

first_imgA property in Ballyshannon was raided by gardaí on Sunday as part of a major investigation into drug trafficking.The search took place after cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of over €900,000 was seized in an earlier raid in Louth.The intelligence led operation associated with the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) carried out follow-up searches in both Ballyshannon and Leixlip, Co Kildare. A vacuum packing machine and €8,000 in cash was seized in the raids. The cross-county operation began at 1am on Sunday, when personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) intercepted two vehicles simultaneously while travelling in the vicinity of Ardee.Cocaine and Cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €900,000 (analysis pending) was seized along with an animal transporter truck and a high powered car.Two men aged 41 and 33 and one woman aged 33 years were arrested and are currently detained for questioning at Dundalk and Ashbourne Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. They can be held for up to seven days.Gardaí swoop on Donegal drugs operation was last modified: December 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

OR Tambo statue unveiled at Joburg airport

first_imgThe statue of late ANC president Oliver Tambo unveiled at OR Tambo International Airport shows his return to South Africa after 30 years in exile.To honour the memory of late ANC president Oliver Tambo, a statue is unveiled at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on 19 October 2017, which was declared the Year of OR Tambo by the national government. (Image: Tambo Foundation, Twitter)Brand South Africa reporterA statue of Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo was unveiled at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Thursday, 19 October 2017.Tambo, an anti-apartheid activist, was the African National Congress’s first president, serving in the position from 1967 to 1991. He died on 24 April 1993. Tambo would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year, on 27 October. The statue unveiling was part of the OR Tambo centenary celebrations that are being held across the country under the theme “Life and Legacy of OR Tambo”.The 2.5m statue stands in the International Arrivals section of the airport. It depicts Tambo’s arrival at the airport after 30 years in exile. It shows Tambo stepping down from the last two steps of an aeroplane, waving with his left hand; in his right he holds a briefcase.More changes at the airportIt was a day of celebration: before the unveiling of the main statue, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) auditorium and tower – the traffic control centre – was renamed OR Tambo and an OR Tambo bust was also unveiled.Watch: ATNS tower renamed to OR Tambo. #ORTambo100 pic.twitter.com/XDWCkc4mVg— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) October 19, 2017WATCH: President unveils the bust and Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi reads the bust #ORTambo100 pic.twitter.com/3JatAcsJ3E— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) October 19, 2017Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, one of the celebration programme co-ordinators, said the three events of the day were an opportunity to reflect on the role the stalwart played, especially in the formation of the country’s system of constitutional democracy.President Jacob Zuma said the installation was fitting as it was this airport at which Tambo returned to South Africa in 1990. When Tambo left South Africa on a mission to encourage other nations to institute sanctions against the country, he drove across the border, unnoticed. “When he came back he landed as a hero, a martyr,” said Zuma.Generations will remember OR TamboDali Tambo, son of OR Tambo, was happy with the celebrations. He had gone through four transport ministers and 11 years of campaigning to get a statue of his father installed at the airport, he said. He was pleased it was inside the airport building, because his mother had not liked the idea of it being outside. “Why must people go look for him?”His father would now be remembered by many generations to come – with the statue and information about the struggle hero showcased at the airport, said Dali Tambo. It was a stroke of brilliance to rename Johannesburg International Airport after his father – it was officially renamed OR Tambo International Airport on 27 October 2006.He thanked the people of South Africa who honoured his father in different ways across the country, such as in song, choral music and memorial lectures.In honour of OR TamboEarlier this month, the Reserve Bank and South African Mint released a series of four new commemorative coins honouring the late struggle stalwart. Three of the coins are collectible.In addition, Zuma opened the OR Tambo Heritage Site house in Chelston in Lusaka, Zambia, last week while on a State visit, reported the South African Government News Agency.Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

African swine fever struggles continue in China as virus found in feed ingredients

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As of early 2019, China has reported more than 100 cases of African swine fever (ASF) in 19 provinces and four municipalities, including Beijing, for a total of 23 distinct geographic areas. Recent outbreaks have been reported in Guangdong and Fujian provinces. However, a new case in the north’s Heilongjiang province has affected a farm with 73,000 pigs, the largest farm yet to report a case of the deadly disease.On Dec. 25, Chinese officials announced the detection of ASF virus in some protein powders made using pork blood manufactured by a Tianjin-based company. The raw materials for the batches were from 12 slaughter and processing plants in Tianjin. The new ASF case occurred despite the farm banning of the use of food waste and pig blood as raw materials in the production of feed for pigs, in a bid to halt the spread of the disease.In a related move, China recently announced that slaughterhouses will need to run a test for ASF virus on pig products before selling them. Slaughterhouses must slaughter the pigs from different origins separately. They can only sell the products if blood of the same batch of pigs is tested negative for African swine fever virus. If an ASF outbreak is found, slaughterhouses must cull all pigs to be slaughtered and suspend operations for at least 48 hours, according to the regulation, which will go into effect Feb. 1.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 25, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have 2 dry days over Ohio before our next frontal complex arrives. Generally speaking, we have 2 well organized systems moving through the region in the next 10 days, and it will be difficult to see any more than about 2 days in between the two. The map at right shows 10 day liquid equivalent precipitation totals.  Thanksgiving looks dry. Here is the breakdown.Today we are dry with milder air and some sunshine. We start similar tomorrow, but we are likely going to see clouds build in the afternoon. Temps tomorrow remain mild.After midnight tomorrow night, we start to see light moisture moving into the western part of Ohio. Action will be rain, as temps stay mild on south flow. Through Wednesday several waves of moisture move through the state, before all action ends. We think we see anywhere from .25″-.6″ of rain over 100% of Ohio out of the entire event.We are dry for Thanksgiving. Expect some sunshine early, but clouds likely start to develop again later in afternoon and overnight.System number 2 comes through for Black Friday through Saturday. That system may start with some snow early on Friday, as temps are still chilly from Thanksgiving. But, as temps rise we see  most action come as rain. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals should end up between .25″-.75″, with coverage at 90%.Significantly colder air comes in behind that system. Temps go well below normal, and we likely see some lake effect snow for later Sunday into Monday. We wont rule out a coating to a couple of inches of accumulations in that period, with coverage at 70%. However, by Monday afternoon, that snow moves out, but clouds stay.Dry and cold to finish the 10 day window for the 3rd and 4th, with clouds and sunshine. Temps will stay well below normal, but will moderate likely on Wednesday the 4th.last_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham to offer Carroll to Newcastle for Shelvey

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham to offer Carroll to Newcastle for Shelveyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham striker Andy Carroll is being linked with a return to Newcastle United.The Daily Express says Carroll’s agent is in talks over a return to Newcastle.The move would see Jonjo Shelvey transfer to West Ham in a swap.The Hammers are reportedly trying to offload the striker before his contract expires in the summer while Shelvey has fallen down the pecking order under Rafa Benitez. last_img

a month agoAC Milan rival Arsenal, Liverpool for Donyell Malen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say AC Milan rival Arsenal, Liverpool for Donyell Malenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe battle for PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen is heating up.The Mirror says AC Milan have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for Malen, according to latest reports from Italy.Arsenal are monitoring £50million-rated striker Malen, two years after allowing the young Dutchman to move back to Holland for just £500,000.Malen has scored 11 goals in just 13 matches in four competitions for Eindhoven this season after hitting double figures in his breakthrough campaign.Eindhoven believe he is already worth 100 times the sum they paid Arsenal to secure his services.Malen was dubbed the new Thierry Henry when he spent two seasons with the Gunners’ youth team. However, he featured in just two pre-season friendlies for Arsene Wenger before being sold to PSV in the summer of 2017. last_img read more

Hanover Farmers Encouraged to Take Advantage of Agri-Linkage Exchange

first_imgStory Highlights “I am concerned about you finding markets for your produce, and this is one of the biggest drawbacks that farmers have. You will produce, but some of you do not know where the markets are,” Mr. Hutchinson told the farmers. The Minister was speaking at the Hanover Agricultural Show, which was held at the Jockey Factory in Lucea, Hanover, on Saturday (May 25). Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, is encouraging Hanover farmers to take advantage of the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX) to market and sell their produce to organisations in the tourism industry. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, is encouraging Hanover farmers to take advantage of the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX) to market and sell their produce to organisations in the tourism industry.The Minister was speaking at the Hanover Agricultural Show, which was held at the Jockey Factory in Lucea, Hanover, on Saturday (May 25).“I am concerned about you finding markets for your produce, and this is one of the biggest drawbacks that farmers have. You will produce, but some of you do not know where the markets are,” Mr. Hutchinson told the farmers.“At the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) you can now partner with the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX) to market your produce to the tourism industry,” he noted.Established in August 2018, ALEX bridges the gap between agriculture and tourism by facilitating trade between farmers, hoteliers and the gastronomy economy. To date, 549 farmers have benefited from marketing through ALEX.Meanwhile, Mr. Hutchinson also told the farmers that they should take advantage of idle government lands in the parish.“Hanover farmers, the opportunities for agricultural expansion are numerous. You are blessed with 2,000 hectares of arable lands, and a large demand for your products in close proximity. I urge you to use up the idle lands to plant more Irish potatoes, because they are in great demand,” the Minister said.“Just in case any of you know of idle lands belonging to government, I want you to get in touch with RADA. We are prepared to put all government-owned idle lands into production right away, and we intend to ensure that small farmers who need the land can get it,” he added.The Hanover Agricultural Show was held in collaboration with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and the Hanover Association of Branch Societies.last_img read more

Quick Facts Labrador

first_imgAPTN National NewsDuring the election, APTN will be profiling 51 ridings the Assembly of First Nations say Aboriginal voters can make a difference.Riding: LabradorCandidates:Incumbent: Yvonne Jones, LiberalConservative candidate: Peter PenashueNDP candidate: Edward RudkowskiGreen candidate: Mary Lou Harley Quick Facts: Prior to being elected MP for Labrador, Yvonne Jones, Metis, served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996-2013. She was Minister of Fisheries in the provincial politics under former premier Roger Grimes.Peter Penasue was the first Innu elected to the House of Commons in the 2011 General Election from Labrador and the first Innu cabinet minister in Canadian history.Penashue served as the minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and president of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.In March 2013, Penashue stepped down over ineligible campaign donations accepted in the 2011 campaign.NDP candidate Edward Rudkowski, Inuk, was born in Labrador City and raised in Wabush and works in the financial industry.Green candidate Mary Lou taught chemistry at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus. She has published scientific papers in the fields of chemistry and biology and has particular experience addressing contradictory information in controversial industrial issues.last_img read more