Israel’s Netanyahu postpones planned visits to UAE, Bahrain

first_imgJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has indefinitely postponed planned visits this month to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing Israel’s coronavirus travel restrictions. Netanyahu has said he plans to visit Israel’s new Gulf partners for several months. It would be the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister. His office said in a statement Thursday that “despite the importance of the trip to Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to postpone the visit at this stage because of the closed skies.”last_img read more

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Can you DGI it?

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Aston Villa want Iheanacho on loan

first_imgRelatedPosts Fenerbahce offers Iheanacho N5b loan deal Leicester City want offers for Iheanacho Iheanacho, Vardy battle for Goal of the Season Aston Villa is reportedly interested in signing Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho on loan in the January transfer window.While Dean Smith is unlikely to spend in the new year after forking out a lot in the summer, the Villa boss is thought to want to add quality and depth to his squad for the second half of the season.The West Midlands club currently only have Jonathan Kodjia and Keinan Davis as backup options to main striker Wesley, with the former consistently linked with a move abroad and the latter injured.The Birmingham Mail reports that Villa are eyeing up Iheanacho, who registered an assist and scored a late winner for Brendan Rodgers’ side on Sunday in his first Premier League appearance of the season.The 23-year-old Nigerian has scored 13 goals in 66 games for the Foxes since joining them from Manchester City in 2017, although most of his minutes have come from the bench. Tags: Jonathan KodjiaKelechi Iheanacholast_img read more

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DD Gardening: Children and gardening!

first_imgIn this weekend’s gardening column, I discuss the many benefits and the importance gardening has for children. As the summer looms in to sight many parents are planning an array of activities to keep their children active and to ensure they stay in touch with their friends and classmates.Gardening in general is a very important life skill and teaches children and adults alike so much. Advertisement Unfortunately, I feel that there is a skills and knowledge gap from the older generation on how they worked the land and grew their foods.I believe that these skills and knowledge need to be re-instilled once again and to ensure they are not entirely lost.We live in a world where many find it difficult to distinguish the difference between many of our common fruit and vegetables. Is this a problem?Gardening teaches us to take responsibility from either ensuring a tiny seed germinates and becomes a seedling to ensuring that this tiny seedling becomes an established plant. Advertisement The seed won’t germinate overnight and neither will the seedling become an established plant in an instance. This teaches us to be patient. A skill almost lost in today’s society where we tend to expect everything to happen at the click of our fingers.Learn to accept failure and from failure we learn. Not every single seed you sow will become a seedling and not every seedling will become a plant. As someone once told me, a mistake is a mistake unless you learn from it then it’s a lesson. This very much applies to the gardening world.We tend to learn so much more from not succeeding and it encourages and teaches us to succeed. I think that’s one of the important lessons that gardening can teach anyone.If we develop an understanding of how nature and the environment work, we then can have a better understanding to make changes.If we learn how the cycle of photosynthesis and how trees grow we can then understand how critically important they are to us and our very existence. We owe our very existence to around 15cm of soil and from this we grow most of the food that feeds the world. If we can appreciate and learn about what makes soils so important then we can go and protect it.Horticulture can prove to be a very interesting and rewarding career. We need more young people pursuing a career in it too. By getting children to develop an interest and understanding at a young age, at a later stage perhaps they would pursue a career.As I discussed in a previous gardening column gardening has so many benefits for our mental and physical health. It can also be a brilliant social activity to get together, share some gardening stories and what you’re currently growing.I will be delivering a two-hour gardening workshop aimed at children between the ages of 9 to 12 years old at The BASE Enterprise Centre in Stranorlar. The workshop will run from 10am-12am and will cover the importance of soil, the superpowers of seeds and children will grow their very own sunflower too. More information on Facebook page or contact me via email or Whatsapp.Happy Gardening! Conor GallinaghBAgrSc, Horticulture, Landscape, & Sportsturf ManagementMCIHortWebsite: conorgallinagh.comEmail: [email protected]: Conor Gallinagh – Horticulture ConsultantInstagram: @conorgallinaghTwitter: @ConorGallinaghDD Gardening: Children and gardening! was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Conor GallinaghShare 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:childrenConor GallinaghGardeninglast_img read more

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SA must ensure it is match-fit for 2010

first_img“This is the first time in more than half a century that Germans have been able to wave their own national flag with unreserved pride,” said Mike de Vries, the managing director of Germany: Land of Ideas, a government and private sector-backed independent initiative, to ensure that there is a lasting pay-off for Germany for hosting the 2006 World Cup.The Tiergarten – a long clearing through the forested park leading to the Brandenburg Gate – was one of many “Fan Miles”, created in German cities hosting World Cup matches, to welcome fans – unable to get tickets for the matches – to enjoy German hospitality.But the organisers totally underestimated the demand, and had to erect 20 massive screens running all the way down the Tiergarten to accommodate – on this occasion – mainly German fans.Hosting the World Cup gave Germans an opportunity to celebrate their country, welcome the community of nations in their midst, transcend the traumatic legacy of the Nazi era and the legacy of division and alienation spawned by the Berlin Wall.The well-organised tournament has laid the foundation for a seminal transformation in the German psyche, which has boosted national unity and helped Germany regain a sense of national purpose.The German experience raises the question as to whether we in South Africa can turn the 2010 World Cup into a major unifying event, enabling South Africans to build a stronger shared vision of the future and release new energy for nation-building?At the Africa’s Calling event in Berlin before the World Cup Final, President Thabo Mbeki noted that the 1954 World Cup had succeeded in restoring some of Germany’s self-respect after its legacy of national socialism.“We are confident that the 2010 Soccer World Cup will do the same to consolidate our self-respect and dignity, gained when we attained our freedom and democracy in 1994 and, in a unique way, help our own nation and the continent of Africa, also to bask in the “miracle of South Africa”,’ Mbeki said.“Every day we take important steps to unite what was a divided nation,” he said.United Nations’ secretary-general, Kofi Annan, a leading African on the international stage, stressed the importance of hosting the World Cup as a nation-building opportunity for SA and the continent.“The German national team will not be playing on Sunday,” Annan said at the Africa’s Calling ceremony. “But they have already won by organising the best World Cup ever, and uniting the whole German nation behind their effort.”The celebration of African mythology at the Africa’s Calling event – complete with fire, fireworks, audio-visuals and sound effects – provided a foretaste of the unique vibrancy, diversity and rhythm that an African World Cup will offer.Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, who has driven the decision to stage the World Cup in Africa for the first time, said soccer, as a universal sport, had a duty to take on social responsibility in human development.“It will not be the same World Cup that we have here in Germany,” Blatter said.“But it will be an African … a South African World Cup. There will be a lot of drums and other music.”What the German experience showed, is that hosting an event on the scale of the Fifa World Cup, demands that national divisions and skepticism be put aside in favour of a national effort, involving every sector of the society working in harmony.The Germany: Land of Ideas campaign – which has many similarities to South Africa’s own “Alive with Possibility” campaign – was initiated less than a year before the 2006 World Cup began.It seeks to extend the victory that Germany has scored, by hosting the event to boost Germany’s image abroad, in a way that will impact on foreign investment and revive Germany’s flagging economy.The Land of Ideas campaign established six massive public statues celebrating Germany’s achievements, published three books celebrating the innovation theme and commissioned leading writers abroad, to give their impressions of Germany. It also reached out to the foreign media, particularly those of the 20 000 or so, media workers who entered the country, but were not officially accredited to cover the World Cup.German President Horst Koehler initiated the Land of Ideas concept, and took full ownership of the campaign.But the organisers conceded that they had learned from their mistakes: they had started the campaign too late, different stakeholders in the society had not worked closely enough together, and there had not been sufficient sponsorship to fund an effective international campaign.South Africa’s challenge will be to focus our energies internally, and to unite in a national effort, proving the sceptics and the Afro-pessimists wrong. That will mean a massive push to ensure that our transport and security systems are up to scratch.South Africa has a headstart of a national pride campaign, and a slogan to unite all sectors of the population in a common cause: South Africa: Alive with Possibility. It has an outstanding local organising committee under Danny Jordaan, a president and a government totally committed to hosting the best World Cup in history, and host cities bursting with energy and pride.It was noted recently by Kabelo Selema, who heads the justice and peace department at the Southern Africa Bishops Conference, in an online article after attending the Africa’s Calling event, that hosting the 2010 South Africa World Cup would bring enormous benefits to the country.“Sports events such as the World Cup bring people together and we can build on that, with reconciliation efforts among South Africans of different races,” he said in an interview with Catholic Online.It would also be a boost to Africa he said, noting the presence in Berlin of representatives of other African countries and football ambassadors. “If we can continue with that spirit of inclusion, the World Cup will bring much hope to African countries.”Originally published in The Star. John Battersby is the UK country manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa. He attended the Africa’s Calling event in Berlin’s Tempodrome on Friday 7th July.last_img read more

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Michael Bailey named Ohio Farm Bureau vice president

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Michael Bailey of Marysville has been named vice president, strategic partnerships for Ohio Farm Bureau. In this newly created position, he will develop and manage key relationships and partnerships within the farm and food sector and with businesses, educators, public officials and others. He also will be responsible for the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation; OFBF Development Corporation; member benefits and services; Young Agricultural Professionals, youth and leadership development programs and Farm Bureau events.Bailey has extensive experience in building productive relationships, creating partnerships and attaining shared goals and applied those skills in numerous senior administrative positions within state government. At the Ohio Department of Agriculture, he served as deputy director, executive director of the Livestock Care Standards Board, senior program manager for the marketing division and executive director for the Office of Farmland Preservation. At the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, he was chief of the Division of Soil and Water Resources and most recently chief of the Division of Parks and Watercraft.Bailey is also a major in the United States Army Reserve and is concluding a period of active duty service at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom while serving in Afghanistan, he is currently a military intelligence officer with over 17 years of service.He grew up working on his family’s dairy and grain farm in Union County, which he now owns and farms with his father. Bailey is also a member of the Union County Farm Bureau. He and his wife, Jess, are raising their four children on their third-generation farm, and they worship at Marysville Grace Church.A graduate of The Ohio State University, Bailey received his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics and a master’s degree in agricultural, environmental and developmental economics.His addition to the OFBF senior leadership team is part of Executive Vice President Adam Sharp’s actions to realign staff teams and departments around key strategic plan areas of advocacy, membership, communication, financial strength, strategic partnerships and organizational excellence. The process began shortly after Sharp was named OFBF executive vice president in 2016.Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.last_img read more

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Heartbreak for UCF dad, son as Aubrey Dawkins game-winner rolls out

first_imgMOST READ Dawkins was the only reason UCF had a chance at the end. He scored 32 points — matching Williamson — on 12 of 18 shooting, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers. He also had four assists and two offensive rebounds, including the putback he rolled off the rim. After the miss, he sank to his knees next to the frame supporting the basket.“Aubrey was the best player on the court today. He was magnificent,” said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who told reporters he was close to tears, heartbroken for the opposing coach who helped build Duke into a powerhouse in the mid-1980s and the boy he watched grow up in shooting sessions after practice with his dad in Cameron Indoor Stadium.Johnny Dawkins, who addressed his sobbing players in an emotional locker room speech after the loss, was the point guard for Krzyzewski’s first Final Four team.“Proud of you man, proud of you,” Johnny Dawkins said, hugging his son. “I know it’s hard. I know it’s hard.”Aubrey Dawkins wanted to go to Stanford and play for his dad, but the school didn’t admit him, saying he didn’t meet their academic standards.ADVERTISEMENT “Heartbreak. That’s the only way to sum it up.” Aubrey Dawkins quietly recalled 20 minutes later to reporters.Nothing left to do but console his teammates, sprawled across the floor after the 77-76 loss where UCF led 76-73 with 14 seconds left when Duke’s Zion Williamson drove right at UCF’s 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall. The superstar Williamson hit the layup while drawing the big man’s fifth and final foul. R.J. Barrett put back Williamson’s miss for the winning basket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsB.J. Taylor drove on UCF’s last chance, but the short jumper came off the glass just a little too hard. Dawkins swooped in and…“It was up there forever, I felt like, in slow motion. Once I saw it go past the midpoint and roll out, it was, at that point, nothing left to do,” he said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Johnny Dawkins said Saturday that may have been a blessing in disguise. He loved his son, but wasn’t sure he could coach him after spending so much time with him on the court through the boy’s childhood.Aubrey Dawkins spent his first two seasons at Michigan, but after his dad left Stanford for the Knights, the son decided to join him at UCF. Just before the 2017-18 season started, Aubrey Dawkins suffered a season-ending injury.He came back and averaged 15 points this season, but maybe more importantly, Aubrey Dawkins said he got to play for his dad.“Having the chance to be around him at this stage in my life and my career in basketball has just been priceless. That’s what I love most, just going every day next to him and learning from him and us getting closer as a father and son and also as a player and coach,” Dawkins said.And the father said his son playing like he did in the most important game of their lives meant a lot to him, too.“Aubrey was terrific. He’s capable of having moments like that, and he had one tonight on one of the biggest stages you could have it on,” Johnny Dawkins said. “He couldn’t have picked a better time for that.” Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Central Florida’s Aubrey Dawkins (15) shoots a three-pointer over Duke’s Tre Jones (3) during the first half of a first round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C. Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)COLUMBIA, S.C. — The coach’s son was having the game of his life in the biggest game of his dad’s life. Down 1, UCF’s Aubrey Dawkins pushed a miss back up with his right hand with 2.5 seconds left. The ball bounced once, twice and then rolled off the rim.Overall No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed Duke survived to reach the Sweet 16. Dawkins, the son of UCF coach Johnny Dawkins who shot hoops with his dad on the Blue Devils home court when Johnny was a Duke assistant, hung his head as his teammates hit the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Breaking down the NBA playoff race as it winds down Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Photos: Nebraska Wearing Custom Gold And Orange DLillard1 Sneakers For 3rd Annual #AveryStrong Game

first_imgAvery Strong hashtag for Nebraska.Twitter/@TMAG1CFormer Nebraska assistant coach Chris Harriman now coaches at New Mexico, but the Huskers are still supporting his son Avery’s battle with leukemia. Today, when Nebraska hosts Michigan, it will have its third annual #AveryStrong game. Students will be wearing #AveryStrong shirts, and NBA star Damian Lillard is providing the team with gold and orange DLillard1 sneakers, which represent pediatric cancer and leukemia awareness.Shout out to @HuskerHoops and what they are doing to support pediatric cancer and young Avery today. #AveryStrong pic.twitter.com/Fj1YoCB7m2— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 23, 2016Avery Harriman is only 8 years old, but has battled and beaten childhood leukemia 3 times. #AveryStrong— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 23, 2016The #miadidas #DLillard1 and tees @huskerhoops will wear today have gold for pediatric cancer and orange for leukemia. #AveryStrong— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 23, 2016Here is more on #AveryStrong from Nebraska:To honor the fight that Avery has gone through, the first 500 students at Saturday’s game will receive an #AveryStrong shirt provided by Husker IMG Sports Marketing, turning the Red Zone gold on Saturday. The gold shirt symbolizes pediatric cancer, while the orange is the color for leukemia, symbolizing Avery’s battle. Fans between the ages of 18 and 44 can sign up on Saturday to join the national bone marrow registry, as volunteers will be on hand to swab the cheeks of potential bone marrow donors. Any fan who signs up for the Bone Marrow Registry on Saturday will receive a free #AveryStrong T-shirt. In addition, information will be available to fans about the National Marrow Donor Program. Avery and other children battling pediatric cancer will be special guests of the Husker basketball program on Saturday and be recognized during pregame and halftime ceremonies.This is an amazing move by the program to continue to support Avery and the Harriman family, even after Chris moved on to another school.last_img read more

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