IFA on election countdown as presidential candidates confirmed

first_imgHome News Farming IFA on election countdown as presidential candidates confirmed NewsFarming IFA on election countdown as presidential candidates confirmed Facebook Pinterest Twitter GAA Three candidates have been nominated to run for IFA President. They are Munster Regional Chairman John Coughlan from Cork, National Treasurer Tim Cullinan from Tipperary and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods from Wicklow.Laois IFA chairman Francie Gorman, whose own four-year term as the Laois county chairman, has backed Angus Woods from Wicklow.Woods is the only Leinster candidate in the race for the presidency though Cullinan, who is from Toomevara in North Tipperary, is the closest candidate geographically to Laois. By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd October 2019 Facebook TAGSIFA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Twitter Previous articleOpen traditional Irish Music session on this Friday in StradballyNext articlePortlaoise Hockey club off to a flying start as they begin league campaign LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp At the deadline of 10am this morning, National Returning Officer Richard Kennedy announced that three candidates had secured the nominations of their own County Executive and five other County Chairs.John Coughlan from the Buttevant branch is nominated by the Cork North County Executive and Harold Kingston (Cork Central), Corney Buckley (Cork West), Shay Galvin (Limerick), James Murphy (Kilkenny) and Martin Gilvarry (Mayo).Tim Cullinan from the Toomevara branch is nominated by the Tipperary North County Executive and Erica O’Keeffe (Tipperary South), Richard Scally (Offaly), John Curran (Meath), Brendan McLaughlin (Donegal) and Willie Hanrahan (Clare).Angus Woods from the Barndarrig branch is nominated by the Wicklow County Executive and James Kehoe (Wexford), George Collier (Carlow), Jim O’Connor (Roscommon), Francie Gorman (Laois) and Gerard Melia (Louth).Two candidates have been nominated to run for Deputy President. They are National Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney and Kildare/West Wicklow IFA Chairman Brian Rushe. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Thomas Cooney from the Laragh branch is nominated by the Cavan County Executive and Gavin White (Longford), Erica O’Keeffe (Tipperary South), John Curran (Meath), Brendan McLaughlin (Donegal) and Frank Brady (Monaghan).Brian Rushe from the Carbury/Cadamstown branch is nominated by the Kildare County Executive and Gerard Melia (Louth), Jim O’Connor (Roscommon), Richard Scally (Offaly), Anne Baker (Cork North) and Shay Galvin (Limerick).There are also a number of nominations for the Munster and Connacht regional chairman’s position.The South Leinster Chairman Tom Short has been returned unopposed for a second two-year term as has Ulster North Leinster Chairman Nigel Renaghan.Debates will begin around the country on October 21 and run until November 21. As ever it will be a fiercely contested election and voting will take place in each of IFA’s 945 branches from Monday, November 25, until Friday, December 13.The Election Count will take place in Dublin on Tuesday, December 17. The 16th President of IFA and the other National Officers will take up office at the AGM in January 2020.SEE ALSO – Status Yellow Weather Warning in place for Laois as Storm Lorenzo approaches GAA WhatsApp GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more


California State University to require ethnic or social justice classes for graduation

first_imgpastorscott/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — California State University voted to make ethnic and social justice studies a requirement for graduation amid ongoing calls for related reforms in the wake of national unrest.The university’s Board of Trustees approved the measure on Wednesday, marking the first change to the school’s general education curriculum in more than four decades, school officials said.Cal State, the country’s largest four-year public university system with 23 campuses, said it hopes to create “a more just and equitable society” with the new curriculum, which will be implemented beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year.“This action, by the CSU and for the CSU, lifts Ethnic Studies to a place of prominence in our curriculum, connects it with the voices and perspectives of other historically oppressed groups,” CSU Chancellor Timothy White said in a statement. “It will empower our students to meet this moment in our nation’s history, giving them the knowledge, broad perspectives and skills needed to solve society’s most pressing problems.”He said the one-course requirement “will further strengthen the value of a CSU degree” and create better workplace leaders.The requirement can be fulfilled through a “broad spectrum of course offerings” that address historical, current and emerging ethnic studies and social justice issues, school officials said.The course offerings will be grounded in the traditional ethnic studies discipline, the school said, and composed of African American, Asian American, Latinx and Native American studies.The announcement comes as California legislatures mull a bill that would require ethnic studies but not social justice classes.If approved and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, the state-backed requirements would trump California State University’s recent measure.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


EU and US bound together by mutual investment

first_imgThey report that US foreign direct investment outflows to Europe rose by 6% in 2013 and totalled $200 billion. Having fallen through the year, the flows rebounded towards the end of the year. Within Europe, the US’s top overseas market has shifted from the UK to the Netherlands. Whereas the UK has traditionally been the export platform for US companies to greater Europe, more US firms are using the Netherlands, because of the euro, the single market and EU enlargement, as a route to using other European markets. Ireland is described as the number one export platform in the world for Corporate America. US investment in Italy, Spain and Switzerland have declined as a share of the European total. Tim King More details at amchameu.eu It paints a detailed picture of economies bound together by mutual investment, which far outstrips simple trade. Companies that span the Atlantic are an important feature of this relationship. In 2011, 61% of US imports from the EU consisted of intra-firm trade. That compares with 37.2% intra-firm imports from Pacific Rim countries and 37% from South/Central America. For some individual EU countries, the proportion is particularly high: in Ireland it is 88.5% and in Germany 68.7%. The survey, which is published by the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union and the Transatlantic Business Council, has been prepared each year since 2004 by Daniel Hamilton and Joseph Quinlan of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. last_img read more


Doubling up: IM 70.3 Langkawi joins IRONMAN Malaysia 2017

first_img Related IRONMAN has announced that Langkawi Island, ‘the Jewel of Kedah’, will continue to host IRONMAN Malaysia in 2017 with the support of Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. The tropical paradise island will also be the venue of an additional race in 2017: IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi. Both races are scheduled to take place on 11 November 2017.With the introduction of IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi, set to take place on Saturday 11 November 2017, IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya will be discontinued in 2017.“We are truly happy about this announcement as IRONMAN Malaysia has become a staple on the Asian triathlon calendar for the past few years,” said Geoff Meyer, Asia Managing Director for IRONMAN. “We have received strong support from participants and the local community, and are extremely excited to welcome more athletes to such an amazing destination with the addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi.”IRONMAN Malaysia athletes will begin with a 3.8km swim embracing the Pantai Kok white sandy beach and crystal blue waters of the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark. The two-loop bike course heads to Jalan Teluk Yu on a clockwise loop from the Northwest point of the island around the rolling hills of Datai towards the South eastern part of Langkawi. Passing through several local villages, athletes will enjoy the colourful sights and sounds of the island. At the end of the second loop, athletes will continue along the coastline of Pantai Kok, heading to the Mahsuri International Exhibition Center.The run course will ‘showcase the best Malaysia has to offer’, as athletes run along the scenic ocean front of Cenang Beach. The tropical flat run course brings athletes to the finish line on the beachfront of Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa at the end of their second lap.IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi will give athletes the opportunity to race on the same course – covering half the distance (1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run).“We are truly excited to host IRONMAN Malaysia once again in one of Malaysia’s hidden gems, Langkawi,” said Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events. “The annual race has proven to be one of the most successful major events that we have been hosting in Malaysia. By collaborating with IRONMAN again this year, we are confident that this year’s race will be another success.”He continued, “Sports events are steadily contributing to the country’s tourism economy. They boost tourism, domestically and internationally. Hosting well-executed mass participation events, such as IRONMAN Malaysia, attracts international athletes and tourists to Malaysia. Most venues of sports events in Malaysia are located at ideal primary service areas, which offer tourists a complete mix of facilities and experiences, such as excellent hotels, good restaurants, cultural heritage and a variety of shopping areas.“Langkawi offers all, plus magnificent landscapes of pristine beaches and mangrove forests as well as scrumptious local food and happening nightlife for international visitors to take advantage of.”IRONMAN Malaysia 2017 will offer a US$25,000 professional prize purse and 40 age-group qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi 2017 will be an age group race only – offering 30 qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.Both IRONMAN Malaysia 2017 and IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi 2017 are part of the 2018 Asia TriClub Qualifier Series. General registration for IRONMAN Malaysia will open on Monday 20 March 2017; and general registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi, will open on Tuesday 18 April 2017.www.ironman.com/malaysiawww.ironman.com/langkawi70.3last_img read more


An accident waiting impatiently to happen

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more


Cavs Scheduled to Land in Cleveland at 11:30 AM Monday; Welcome Our Champions Home

first_img Related TopicsCavs Matt Medley Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers will return to Cleveland at approximately 11:30 AM on Monday morning. Their plane will fly into Atlantic Aviation (6200 Riverside Dr., Cleveland, OH 44135) across from the IX Center. Media is welcome to cover the team’s arrival and fans can attend as well, as parking and space allows around the IX Center. LeBron said he can’t wait to see all the fans waiting for him and the team when they arrive.”I can’t wait to get off that plane, hold that trophy up & see all our fans” – @KingJames https://t.co/gSAud4gxYQ— FOX Sports: Hoops (@HoopsonFOX) June 20, 2016last_img read more


Gloria Williams named head girls basketball coach at Parkway

first_imgNew Parkway head girls basketball coachGloria Williams, then an assistant, sits between former head coach Aaron Megee and assistant Kent Falting during a game in the 2014-15 season. Gloria Williams, an assistant for five years, has been promoted to head girls basketball coach at Parkway.Williams takes over for Aaron Megee, who stepped down after 13 years to become an assistant principal at Haughton Middle School.Williams said she’s very appreciative of the administration at Parkway, including new principal Waylon Bates, for giving her the opportunity.“I’m super excited about it,” she said. “Everyone in my family is excited about it. I got out of head coaching when I first moved here to Bossier Parish. It’s always been a dream of mine to become a head coach again. Once this opportunity presented itself, it’s like, it’s just awesome.”Before moving to Bossier Parish, Williams was the head girls basketball and track and field coach at Ringgold. She spent one year coaching at Rusheon Middle School before coming to Parkway as an assistant in 2011.“She’s got a great vision where she wants to take the program and help rebuild the program,” Parkway athletic director Rick Bryant said. “She’s been here at Parkway as an assistant coach. She sees the things these girls need to do. She’s been with them. She’s developed great relationships with these kids, and she has an excellent vision on how to move this program forward and be successful.” Williams thinks she is more ready now to be a head coach again after her experience at Rusheon and as an assistant to Megee. “Being at a middle school and then going to a high school as an assistant has made me a better coach,” she said.Williams is married to Bossier boys head coach Jeremiah Williams, who is fresh off winning his second Class 4A state championship.“He’s just excited as I am,” Williams said. “He knows that I’ve wanted to get back to head coaching.”Parkway won six district championships and 258 games during Megee’s tenure. He led the Lady Panthers to eight straight playoff appearances from 2004-05 to 2011-12. Parkway reached the Class 4A semifinals in the 2007-08 season after consecutive trips to the quarterfinals.After moving up to Class 5A in 2011-12, Parkway lost to eventual state champion Lafayette in the second round 53-44. Since then, the program has had a tough stretch with no playoff appearances in the last four seasons.Williams obviously believes there is plenty of potential at Parkway to get the program back to where it was.“We have some athletic kids that are in the program,” she said. “They’re working hard this summer. We’re excited about the new leadership and where the possibilities could take us.”Williams said there naturally is some basketball talk in her household between her and her husband, but the two try to keep it to a minimum.“We don’t make that the main priority here at home because we have so many other responsibilities,” she said. “We try not to talk about it too much, but we’ve had to talk about it a lot in the last couple of weeks in making this decision.”There is also some strategy talk.“We do talk about the scheme of the games, the Xs and 0s and what would you do in this situation,” she said “It’s pretty funny because he likes to use coins to draw up plays and so it’s always — if the ball is here, this, this, this and that, and I’m always like well, what if you do this, and I change it in a different direction. It’s nice to have that support and extra head to bounce ideas off of.”One thing the Williams definitely have in common is their belief that playing tough defense leads to success.“We are definitely defensive-oriented in this household,” she said. “We know that defense wins championships and offense wins games. We have to have that defensive mindset.”Russell Hedges/Press-TribuneNew Parkway head girls basketball coach Gloria Williams, then an assistant coach, sits between former head coach Aaron Megee and assistant Kent Falting during a game in the 2014-15 season.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more