Macy’s creation led to a fun night for the student section

first_imgTOP PHOTO:  L to R: Brennon Byrge (Senior), Carson Meade (Junior), Cobey Raines (Senior), Michael Brown (Senior)JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Lady Cougar and artist Macy Monday poses with her creation as Josh Parker snaps her photo before Tuesday night’s games on Brown Court.  Students took turns announcing the ball games from behind the sports desk.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/22/2020-10AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

Cold water poured on hopes German football fans can return next season

first_imgLast week, the 36 clubs in Germany’s top two tiers agreed to a four-point proposal by the German Football League (DFL) which could see fans return to stadiums despite the coronavirus pandemic.Clubs agreed to sell personalised tickets to track spectators, no away fans for the rest of 2020, no alcohol allowed until October and fans seated only, with terraces to remain empty.The plans, however, must first be approved by the German government.Politician Dilek Kalayci, chairman of the conference of Germany’s health ministers which met Monday, poured cold water on the league’s hopes.“We do not intend to pass a resolution on the DFL’s hygiene concept,” Kalayci told newspaper Berliner Morgenpost before the conference.“Professional football is not at the top of the health ministers’ priority list.”Germany’s top flight clubs lose several million euros in lost match revenue for every home game played behind closed doors.However, the number of the coronavirus are rising slightly in Germany with 436 new cases in the last 24 hours and a total of around 9,000 deaths.The final nine rounds of league matches last season were all played behind closed doors.Frizt Keller, the president of the German FA, has raised the idea of mass testing of spectators next season, but Kalayci torpedoed the idea.“The idea that, among other things, all fans in stadiums could be tested is viewed critically by the majority of ministers,” Kalayci added.“Especially because before and after the game, no one can exclude and control large crowds of people and alcohol consumption.“We currently need the testing capacity in many other areas – for example, schools, daycare centres, nursing homes, hospitals and people returning from travel.”Meanwhile, the Marburger Bund, the association and trade union for doctors in Germany, also warned against a return of fans to the stadiums.“The danger of a mass infection would be real,” chairperson Susanne Johna told the Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung newspaper.“If we are unlucky, a ‘superspreader’ would sit among the fans and the virus will spread like wildfire.“Someone may not have any symptoms at all yet, but still his throat is already full of the virus.“And with the shouting and cheering (at a game), it (further infections) can happen in a flash.”Johna says she has sympathy for the league’s attempts to bring spectators back, “but the fact that their concept would prevent infections is unrealistic, in my opinion”.She doubts fans can be expected to keep their distance during matches, because when a goal is scored, “you hug each other and don’t think of corona”.last_img read more

2017 – An Exciting Year For Women’s Rugby

first_imgIreland go into the Women’s Six Nations full of confidence on the back of a lot of hard work done during the November Internationals and three years of success including an historic win over the Black Ferns (New Zealand Women) at the 2014 Womens World Cup and victory in the 2015 Six Nations. The interest will certainly get even higher this year as Ireland hosts the Women’s Rugby World Cup and at provincial level, Connacht have a very good chance of winning the Inter-Provincials after going close last year, only just losing out to Leinster with wins over Munster and Ulster under their belts. Even at club level, we have seen Galwegians Women win the All-Ireland Cup and NUI Galway win the Inter Varsities.Ruth O’Reilly plays with Galwegians, Connacht and Ireland and she joined John in studio to talk about the state of play in Womens Rugby at the Moment.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Camogie Report

first_imgThe Junior A championship final wasplayed on Saturday in Salthill and resulted in a narrow win for Ballinderreenagainst a battling Bóthar na Trá side by 1-7 to 0-9. Ballinderreen are nowpromoted to Intermediate camogie for 2020. Conditions were very difficult butplayable. The game attracted a large crowd to the Prairie after being moved atvery short notice away from Ballinasloe that morning. Emma Helebert acceptedthe Junior A cup on behalf of her club. The Junior B 12-a-side championshipfinal was also played to a conclusion on Saturday in Kilnadeema, again movedfrom Ballinasloe at short notice. The game went to extra time after four goalswere shared equally in the last five minutes of normal time, Portumna 3-5 2-8St. Colmans. St. Colmans proved much stronger in extra time and scored twogoals in the second half to seal victory, winning out 4-10 to 3-9. Aine Crehanaccepted the Junior B 12-a-side cup on behalf of her team as well as the playerof the match accolade. The Junior B championship finalists arenow known after Na Brideoga got the better of locals Kilconieron in the replayof their semi-final on Sunday morning, 2-5 to 0-4. They Mayo-based outfit playSarsfields in the final, probably this weekend coming.The various U-15 championships are allat semi-final stages with the finals to be played over the next few weekends.All roads lead to Loughrea this Saturdayafternoon, 9 November, weather permitting, for the Senior and Intermediatechampionship finals’ double header.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Trippier joins growing list of Prem stars out of international duty

first_imgSwitzerlandStephan Lichtsteiner (hamstring)Alexandre Lacazette (unknown) FranceBenjamin Mendy (knee)Paul Pogba (knock)Anthony Martial (knock) KIERAN TRIPPIER has pulled out of the England squad with a groin injury.The full-back picked up the problem for Spurs in their away win against Crystal Palace at the weekend.3 Kieran Trippier went down for Spurs against Crystal Palace and could play no further part in the gameCredit: ReutersHe will now miss the game against the USA as well as the Nations League clash against Croatia.The Football Association announced Trippier’s withdrawal today [Tuesday], following assessment of the injury at St George’s Park.The 28-year-old joins Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck (broken ankle) in withdrawing from Gareth Southgate’s initial 28-man squad.And he joins a long list of Premier League stars who have pulled out of their respective international squads with injury.3 The Spurs full-back trudged off the pitch int he 24th minute as Serge Aurier came on to replace himCredit: Reuters3 Gareth Southgate has been hit with another injury withdrawal as Kieran Tripper has gone back to SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alexandre Lacazette have all decided to stay in England for treatment.Trippier was injured in Spurs’ Premier League win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.He has 16 caps, scoring his only goal in the World Cup semi-final loss to Croatia.The FA said: “He’ll return to his club to continue rehabilitation.”Latest England NewsRacing TipsHOT OFF THE PRESSDon’t miss The Sun’s each-way thief and NAPs for today right hereDEIDRE’S CLASSIC PHOTO CASEBOOKSingle mum Penny avoids telling her date about baby PoppyMYSTIC MEGJuly 27: Passion is full-on and might ask a lot of you - but is worth the effortMIXED DOUBLESTennis legends Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg set sail with partners in IbizaHIT & RUN ‘MURDER’Woman, 38, ‘killed in hit & run’ after getting into van as man arrestedBLADE SHUNNERSAshley Banjo reveals Dancing On Ice could ditch studio audience in 2021PREMIER LEAGUE PULL-OUTSEnglandDany Welbeck (ankle)Kieran Trippier (groin)center_img IcelandGylfi Sigurdsson (ankle)PortugalAndre Gomes (fitness issue)Wayne Rooney’s England farewell has descended into a farce over whether he starts against the USA and Southgate hasn’t confirmed anythingTrippier has established himself as a first-choice defender in Southgate’s England team since making his debut against France in June 2017.The former Burnley man has made nine competitive appearances for his country which includes six of England’s seven World Cup games at Russia 2018 as Southgate’s men finished fourth.Trippier was also in the team which earned a memorable 3-2 Nations League victory over Spain in Seville last month.England face USA in the Wayne Rooney Foundation International on Thursday at Wembley, with Croatia visiting on Sunday in the Nations League.FRENCH DON’T FANCY ITBENJAMIN MENDY has become the latest Premier League star to withdraw from the France squad.City’s left-back suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s Manchester derby win over United.And he will no longer play a part in upcoming matches against the Netherlands and Uruguay.Mendy has been in superb form for Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions this season.And he has decided not to take any risks by making himself unavailable for the world champions this month.Mendy becomes the third English-based player to drop out of Didier Deschamps’ squad, with Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial also withdrawing.last_img read more

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Resistance MRE Review & Taste Test Video

first_imgWould this be something you’d buy? Can you believe Guy didn’t know what French Burnt Peanuts are? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Share This!Can you imagine being stranded on a swamp down in Dagobah without access to snack foods? Have no fear! In a preview of merchandise from Galaxy’s Edge, we’re showing you the contents of the Resistance MRE — and doing a taste test.Fair warning, this video is not safe to watch while sipping on your morning beverage. You will laugh enough to shoot blue milk out of your nose.last_img

Updated Tri-Circle-D Ranch Coming to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

first_imgShare This!Have you been to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch found at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort? This is the location where all the Walt Disney World horses, ponies and more are housed and the area is going to be going under a massive renovation.There will be a brand new barn created for the Tri-Circle-D Ranch which will provided updated outdoor spaces and more modern stables for these gorgeous horses. The new ranch will maintain the history and spirit of the original location. It will welcome Guests to explore exhibits of classic Disney equestrian artifacts.The Draft Horse Barn and Pony Farm will be temporarily unavailable during this construction work, which starts on August 19 and will last until Spring 2020. Never fear though! For those who would like to go on pony rides, you can still do so at the Trail Blaze Corral near the campground’s entrance. In addition, the resort’s trail rides and carriage rides will continue to operate as normal.Stay tuned to the blog for more information about the updated Tri-Cricle-D Ranch.last_img read more

In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of December 20, 2019

first_imgIn Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Spirit Jersey and send it to [email protected] with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line. Share This!It’s time for the final chapter in the Skywalker saga! Who else has their tickets?In addition, we’re in the last of the holiday crunch! So whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kawanzaa, Festivus, or something else, I wish you a very happy holidays!This week, there were a number of actual news stories relating to the futures of both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. Learn more now!In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and RumorsHead’s up! SuperShuttle is going out of business. In addition, Disneyland Express bus service to LAX and John Wayne airports will also cease operation.When will Star Wars droids start roaming at Galaxy’s Edge? The answer may not be what you want to hear.Also interesting in transportation news, Brightline and Walt Disney Co. officials have confirmed advanced talks about a station on or near theme-park property.The more I see of this movie, the more excited I am for it. Who else can’t wait for Onward?Frozen 2 crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. This marks the third Walt Disney Animation Studios film to reach this milestone. It’s the 6th film to cross that milestone this year.A big win for Universal Orlando this week. Orange County commissioners voted 4-3 to approve a controversial plan to give $125 million to Universal Orlando to build a new road.last_img read more

Caring About Mental Health Made Me Care About the Death Penalty

first_imgThis article was originally published on Newsmax.A mere five years ago, you would have found me arguing on the opposite side of the debate when it comes to the death penalty (decidedly pro). This was back when I admittedly toed the Republican Party line and did not yet approach each policy with a set of principles and skepticism.Upon further reflection, I believe it was my encounter with the death penalty that caused me to change my approach in determining my stances. And I wouldn’t have challenged my stance on the death penalty were it not for my concern over mental health issues.Everyone feels the repercussions of mental illness, whether they realize it or not. Even as these illnesses have been misunderstood, misdiagnosed, maligned, and stereotyped for decades, by virtually everyone, the consequences are glaring when you look at homelessness, healthcare costs, or violence. When I began working as a policy advocate for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, I quickly realized that the realities of trying to solve the problem were much harder and messier than I had assumed, especially when it came to the justice system.Our system is rampant with mental health issues. Countless studies and articles have been devoted to the overwhelming number of people incarcerated with mental illnesses, the multiple problems that come from asking that law enforcement act as first responders for those in crisis, and the ways that we have shifted what should be a public health matter to the justice system.The death penalty magnifies these problems. It is estimated that 20 percent of those on death row have a severe mental illness. Due to HIPAA laws, and other illness-related factors, it is unlikely we will ever know the true number. The problem is that those with mental illness are at a disadvantage from the moment they encounter the justice system. They are more likely to be wrongfully convicted, and they are more likely to receive harsher sentences.Unfortunately, universal awareness of these problems does not mean a unilateral agreement to fix them, much less an agreement on how to fix them.There is still a vast lack of knowledge amongst the general public on the intricacies of mental health. This affects the attitudes of voters towards those with mental illness, the ability for lawmakers to set good policy, and the judgement of jurors asked to determine guilt and sentencing.Common misperceptions on mental illness become even more detrimental, and at times deadly, when they run up against the justice system. There are some who refuse to recognize that mental illness is even an illness at all, instead clinging to debunked notions that these medical diagnoses are signs of a spiritual problem, bad character, or even a choice. Some also believe them to be made-up, fakeable, or an excuse. Even those who carry a more educated view on the actualities of these illnesses are still susceptible to believing that they are indicators of a threat of ongoing violence, rather than a mitigating factor that should be weighed as part of the legal process.This a subject that I could pour hundreds of pages into, but for the sake of space, there are a few factors I wish people knew when it comes to considering criminal justice reforms as they pertain to those with mental illness.First and foremost, individuals with mental illness are ten times more likely to be a victim than they are to be violent.Secondly, the presence of anosognosia (a component of severe mental illness that prevents the victim from being self-aware of their own illness) drastically increases the likelihood that a person will fire their attorney on a whim, seek to represent themselves, or attempt to prevent their illness from being brought up in trial because they deny its existence. Additionally, they are much more likely to have difficulty understanding their Miranda rights, far more susceptible to police pressure, and substantially more likely to confess to crimes they did not commit.Lastly, the term “severe mental illness” (SMI) is a precise medical diagnosis classified in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder” that pertains to a very specific set of conditions and symptoms. These illnesses are far more extreme than depression or anxiety, and include disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis. These disorders by definition cause a “functional impairment which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.”Given how serious all of these disorders are, and how much research exists proving their existence and consequences, it is ludicrous to suggest that these impairments could be faked in order to excuse a person’s culpability. Typically, when proponents of reform discuss mental illness, they are referring to this classification of illnesses.As I came to understand these systematic problems that linked mental health with criminal justice, I began to realize my position on the death penalty might require more nuance that I initially thought. If a system cannot even safeguard the most vulnerable among us, it certainly should not be determining matters of life and death.last_img read more

Serie A line-ups

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Juventus v Genoa Juventus: Buffon; Cuadrado, Bonucci, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernardeschi; Dybala, Ronaldo Genoa: Radu; Ghiglione, Romero, C Zapata, Ankersen; Schone, Cassata; Agudelo; Pandev, Pinamonti, Kouame Lazio v Torino Lazio: Strakosha; Patric, Acerbi, Radu; Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Caicedo, Immobile Torino: Sirigu; Izzo, Nkoulou, Lyanco; De Silvestri, Baselli, Meitè, Lukic, Laxalt; Zaza, Belotti Udinese v Roma Udinese: Musso; Becao, Troost-Ekong, Samir; Ter Avest, Mandragora, Jajalo, De Paul, Sema; Okaka, Lasagna Roma: Pau Lopez; Santon, Smalling, Fazio, Kolarov; Mancini, Veretout; Zaniolo, Pastore, Kluivert; Dzeko Sassuolo v Fiorentina Sassuolo: Consigli; Toljan, Marlon, Romagna, Peluso; Duncan, Magnanelli, Djuricic; Berardi, Caputo, Boga Fiorentina: Dragowski; Venuti, Milenkovic, Pezzella, Dalbert; Benassi, Pulgar, Castrovilli; Sottil, Boateng, Chiesa Check all the official line-ups from this evening’s six Serie A games, including Lazio-Torino, Sampdoria-Lecce and Sassuolo-Fiorentina. They kick off at 20.00 GMT, you can follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG. Cagliari v Bologna Cagliari: Olsen; Faragò, Pisacane, Klavan, Pellegrini; Nandez, Cigarini, Rog; Nainggolan; Joao Pedro, Simeone Bologna: Skorupski; Mbaye, Bani, Denswil, Krejci; Dzemaili, Schouten, Soriano; Orsolini, Santander, Sansone Sampdoria v Lecce Sampdoria: Audero; Depaoli, Ferrari, Colley, Murru; Ekdal, Vieira, Barreto, Bertolacci; Bonazzoli, Quagliarella Lecce: Gabriel; Meccariello, Lucioni, Rossettini, Dell’Orco; Petriccione, Tachtsidis, Tabanelli; Shakhov, Lapadula, Falcolast_img read more