By Dialogo April 23, 2009 Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09) delivered charitable goods to Mission Ranch Orphanage in Citi Soleil. Mission Ranch Orphanage, which stems from the Famine Relief Foundation, is a non-governmental organization that rescues orphaned children in the poorest sections of Haiti. “Our mission is quite simple,” said Mark Dreibelbis, president of Famine Relief Foundation and Mission Ranch Orphanage. “We go into the darkest places and provide a beacon of hope, humanitarian service, education and supply for the impoverished people of Citi Soleil.” Project Handclasp donated the goods to Mission Ranch Orphanage and other organizations throughout Haiti. Project Handclasp is a U.S. Navy program established in 1962 to collect and distribute donated humanitarian, educational, and goodwill materials using empty cargo space on Navy ships. Materials are distributed directly to needy recipients by U.S. service personnel. Through direct person-to-person contact in the conduct of community relations endeavors, Project Handclasp plays a vital role in enabling the Navy to carry out its mission of fostering peace and goodwill by promoting international friendship and trust. Their outreach in Haiti for CP09 included delivery of more than 1.4 million high nutrition meals, 350 water filters, wheelchairs, over-the-counter medications, and medical and hygiene pallets. Mission Ranch Orphanage received two pallets of medical supplies and two pallets of hygiene supplies. “CP09’s delivery is a tremendous blessing,” Dreibelbis said. “The resources delivered will provide recovery and restoration to one of the poorest cities in the world.” Aside from being an orphanage the staff at Mission Ranch Orphanage also provides basic medical care to the victims of violence in Citi Soleil. “There is so much uncontrolled violence associated with gang activity in this part of the country,” Dreibelbis said. “We provide medical care for up to twelve people a day coming in with gashes, cuts, burns, and machete wounds. The resources we are receiving will sustain our medical supply for over a year to enable care for people after CP09 departs Haiti.” The organization was established five years ago and this is the first time it partnered with the CP mission. “There is so much potential here for future missions,” Dreibelbis said. “Our organization is a liaison between the walls of the medical sites and the rest of the community. There is so much going on outside the gates of the medical sites and CP09’s support for our organization is building a bigger network to provide help to the people who cannot access the sites.” The Director of Mission Ranch Orphanage, Remedor Fritzner, a native of Citi Soleil, Haiti, highlighted the fact that the Citi Soleil community had never associated the U.S. military with humanitarian aid. “Now the Citi Soleil community will understand clearly that Americans are willing to help,” said Fritzner. “Everyone is talking about CP09 here. Seeing people in uniform used to be something they feared and now they realize that they are here to help.” CP09’s crew is expected to leave Haiti April 19 and will move on with its four month humanitarian and civic assistance mission to other Latin America and the Caribbean region countries to include The Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Panama, Colombia, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
___Online:JAMA Pediatrics: http://jamapediatrics.com___TweetPinShare0 Shares CHICAGO — Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.More than 1 in 4 concussions studied occurred when players used their heads to hit the ball. But more than half of these heading-related concussions were caused by collisions with another player rather than with the ball. These collisions included head-to-head, elbow-to-head and shoulder-to-head contact, said Dawn Comstock, a University of Colorado public health researcher who led the study.There have been recent calls to ban or limit heading in youth soccer, particular among players younger than 14, because of concerns about long-term effects of concussions and repeated brain trauma. Women’s soccer stars including 1999 World Cup star Brandi Chastain are among supporters of a ban in kids’ soccer.But says Comstock: “If the rules of soccer were simply enforced better, we would actually be more successful in reducing concussion rates.”Rough play has become more common at all levels of soccer, but it violates rules that prohibit most player-to-player contact on the field, she said.Five things to know about the study, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics:THE SCOOPThe researchers looked at 2005-14 nationwide sports-injury data from a nationally representative sample of 100 public and private high schools. The study included older teens and some middle-school aged kids younger than 14 who played at the high school level.More than 1,000 concussions occurred in boys and girls during soccer games and practices in the study years. Concussions in girls were more common, with a rate of almost 5 per 10,000 games and practices, versus almost 3 per 10,000 for boys.THE PLAYSHeading was the most common activity during which concussions occurred, followed by defending, general play, goaltending and chasing loose balls. Player contact caused almost 70 percent of boys’ concussions and just over half of those injuries among girls. Close to 30 percent of girls’ concussions were caused by heading, versus almost 17 percent for boys.THE TRENDSConcussion rates increased during most study years among girls and boys. Rates of concussions resulting from heading increased among girls but not boys.The researchers note that soccer has long been considered safer than other youth sports and has increased in popularity since 1969, when only boys played at the high school level.THE REACTIONBob Colgate, sports medicine director for the National Federation of State High School Associations, said the study highlights why soccer rules need to be enforced. He said caution against fighting and reckless play will be highlighted by the group’s soccer rules committee for the upcoming season. “Players, coaches, game officials and spectators must work together to model and demonstrate sportsmanship and fair play, to minimize risk and maximize participation,” Colgate said.THE KICKERChris Nowinski, co-founder of the Sports Legacy Institute, noted that a degenerative brain disease linked with repeated head blows and more often associated with football has recently been found in autopsies of professional soccer players. The new study adds to concerns that have been raised about rough play, he said. The Boston-based institute is a nonprofit education and advocacy group that funds research on preventing and treating concussions and other brain trauma. It also advises the National Football League and groups involving other contact sports including rugby and lacrosse.“It’s important that we take a close look at how we can make the game of soccer safer,” Nowinski said.LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer
â€œAnd for this we are truly grateful to him and of course, wish him the very best in the next chapter of his professional life. Significant Achievements: â€œOne thing canvassed at a time like this is the legacy you leave; and this measure for me is to leave something in a better position than where it was previously. I feel this has been a key success of the period. â€œA solid foundation has been set over the last 10 years with ambitious targets set for our next cycle and I am certain the sport will go from strength-to-strength. I am incredibly proud to have had the opportunity to lead a sport that has been such an important part of my life. The friendships, achievements and memories will be with me always. Related Files170426_tfa_media_release_tfa_ceo_resignation_v1-0-pdfceo_announcement_apr_2017-pdfRelated LinksCEO Resignation For Maguire, he reflected on a decade of achievements with professional and personal satisfaction.â€œIn discussions with the Touch Football Australia Board, it was mutually agreed that the opportunity for a fresh approach was both timely and opportune. Having considered all that has been achieved, the organisation is in a great position to capitalise over the next decade, and beyond,â€ Maguire said. The Touch Football Australia Board of Management advised today that long-term Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Colm Maguire has resigned from the position effective 20 July, 2017. After 10 years as CEO, the Board also advised that with Maguireâ€™s resignation the time has come for renewed direction for the sport, the organisation and particularly with the advent of the new strategic cycle to 2020. â€œOn behalf of the Board, it is with regret that we announce the departure of Colm from the Touch Football Australia leadership position after an enduring period,â€ she said. â€œThe very significant contributions that he has made to the sport, the organisation, and the Board and broader team, is on par with the best sporting administrators across the country. â€œI thank the current Board and all previous Directors for their support and guidance as well as all staff, commercial and State partners and stakeholders for their contribution to the sport.â€The position will shortly be advertised and interim management arrangements are currently in place. TFA Chair, Anita Hagarty spoke on behalf of the Board expressing her deep gratitude to Maguire for his leadership and stewardship in the role since 2007; and that he goes with the very best wishes of the Board and the organisation. Contact Garry Foran ([email protected] or Tim Arnold ([email protected]) for information on TFA business operations or through existing TFA Leadership Team on specific portfolio matters. Implemented the unified governance model for Touch Football Australia and transition to a company limited by guarantee in 2016/17.Led with Board/Executive the financial recovery of the organisation and ongoing growth to a point of $4.5 million equity and an annual turnover of approx. $9 million; new/ongoing commercial partnerships.Instigated a strong international elite calendar with New Zealand to ensure the annual delivery of a Trans-Tasman; revamped the national domestic elite program and NTL and securing/hosting 2015 World Cup.Three successive strategic cycles focused on opportunities for participation growth, improved value proposition, commercialisation / development of the sport. Participation increased to 694,000 in 2016: target of 1M – 2020.Led the development and ultimately the strategic alliance with the National Rugby League (NRL). Significant benefits have been realised for both sports through a clear focus on collaboration and partnership.Developed a leadership/team structure that will support the ongoing needs of the sport through investment in our people, including culture / behavioural framework and â€˜One Voice. One Team. One Sportâ€™ trademark. â€œWorking closely with the TFA Board, he has overseen and administered significant reforms and a period of sustained success and legacy building. This is all you can ask of a leader and the leadership and wider team that he has steered with great skill and expertise over time.
TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Woodward’s suddenly talking: Why it’s good for Man Utd & fansby Chris Beattie20 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: The timing couldn’t have been worse. He’d set himself up for a right hammering. Mockery. Scorn. Take your pick. This decision from Ed Woodward to go public for the first time in his six years in charge at Manchester United was, ahem, courageous…But in the end fortune, inevitably, favoured the brave. That interview with the United We Stand fanzine. Just weeks after a lengthy and open address to shareholders. It was no PR job. If it had been, the publishing and roll out of it would not have happened over the past week. And thanks to a strong performance from the players against runaway leaders Liverpool on Sunday, there was little room for the cynics to pore over and twist Woodward’s words into another never before considered reason why United are in the state that it is.Of course a thumping at home – and to the club’s most bitter of rivals – could’ve led to a very different reaction. But it can be argued the backlash would not have been as bad as anything that flashed across Woodward’s mind.So the message to United’s vice-chairman exec should be: more of the same please. As mentioned, Woodward has said more publicly in the past month than the support have heard from him for the past six years. And the club, the fans and their relationship are better for it. After Woodward’s conference with United shareholders last month, this column encouraged him to speak more publicly. Our idea was a regular spot on the club’s in-house TV channel. But he went one better.Bypassing the media. Ducking their filter. Woodward went straight to the most valuable stakeholders of them all. And reading through the interview, it appears next to nothing was off limits.And the result is – or at least should be – a far happier supporter base and a less tense atmosphere around the club. Woodward did go into detail – deep detail – on various topics: the overhaul of the scouting team, the position of the Glazers, even the three-year scouting process of Daniel James. And fans should be examining everything carefully. Woodward was effectively giving you the blueprint of what United are now working from.Mistakes had been made. Problems had been allowed to grow, “…recruitment wasn’t at its best in recent years”. But a line’s now been drawn. The plan has been drawn up and put into action. The gist of it being, as this column’s sources have insisted since Christmas, United are going back to their roots. Their traditions.Discussing the prototype of today’s Manchester United signing, Woodward echoed the words of Dave McPherson, the former Hearts and Rangers captain, when discussing with this column the players of his era. It was about being “humble, but arrogant too”. In other words, United are rightly looking back to go forward.As Woodward said, “…we want players to come in who respect their teammates, the club, the history. They must understand that they are creating a legacy by coming to Manchester United. Nobody is bigger than the club.”There should be both a humbleness and an arrogance. Humble when you are on the team coach and you wear the club suit, you do up your top button and wear your tie, you represent the club in the right way. Then you sign autographs for the people who pay your wages.”Then, when you go into the dressing room, you put the red shirt on and you feel arrogant, self assured.”Essentially, Woodward was putting a bit more meat on the bones he offered shareholders – as it should be. And as much as the support can feel a little better about knowing the club’s plans; by being so open about their new approach Woodward also helps his manager in his work.Just as he did on that conference call, Woodward spelt out the reasons for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment and the board’s expectations. Which are fundamentally based around the long-term.”As Michael Carrick said in his book, you want to take the ball, you want the ball in tight spaces, you want a never-say-die spirit. Ole has brought a lot of the discipline back,” said Woodward, revealing he had actually read the recently released book of United’s assistant coach.“Whatever manager we have has to buy into that philosophy and Ole is a walking, talking version of that. Let’s let this play out with Ole in terms of the culture reboot.” Which effectively puts paid to all that talk about Max Allegri’s English lessons. The situation around Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham. Plus any old tenuous link between United and the likes of Thomas Tuchel, Julian Nagelsmann et al. The stories will be raised and floated. But they’ll also have a hollow ring to them. All thanks to Woodward’s words. Again, the club is in a better state thanks to the vice-chairman going public.This interview was a service to the support. Every United fan that reads it is better informed and has a more clear understanding of where the club wants to go. It may’ve been courageous, but it was needed.And no matter the timing or circumstances Woodward – for the good of Manchester United – needs to do more of it.
With five days of PVR playback data now available, CTV confirmed today that the series debut of its Wednesday night event series CARDINAL is the most-watched debut of any Canadian series in the 2016/17 broadcast season with total viewers, A25-54, and A18-34. CARDINAL premiered as the most-watched program on Canadian television on the night of Jan. 25, and currently has an average audience of 1.3 million viewers with two days of data to still be reported.Building on its Wednesday night success, last Saturday night’s encore of the premiere episode is averaging over half a million viewers on CTV. More than 4 million unique viewers have now seen the debut episode of CARDINAL across all airings on CTV and Super Écran.CARDINAL premiered to critical acclaim and social media buzz, with the hashtag #Cardinal trending on Twitter in Canada.* Login/Register With: Social Media links What viewers on Twitter are saying:@Virtual_Writer: I’m impressed #Cardinal – visually stunning – perfect. Our Wallander. Canadian stories! Canadian [email protected]: Totally digging the feel of #Cardinal. Already wishing it was more than 6 episodes. @karinevanasse @WOCampbell @[email protected]: Hooked on this first episode. Very well done – great acting & script. Nice twists & turns already. [email protected]_Lewes: Wow wow @Cardinal on @CTV_Television #mustwatch #GreatTV Human characters, real setting, surprise twist WATCH THIS SHOW! Advertisement Advertisement Following an all-new episode of CRIMINAL MINDS (tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), this week’s episode of CARDINAL (available as of last night on CraveTVTM First-Look, and airing tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO) is entitled “Delorme”. Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) and Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE) attend Todd Curry’s autopsy in Toronto. It’s a stressful balancing act for Delorme, trying to help Cardinal catch a murderer while feeling the pressure from her Special Investigations Sergeant Malcolm Musgrave (David Richmond-Peck, ORPHAN BLACK) to ramp up her investigation into her partner.New episodes of CARDINAL will continue to receive a Canadian First Look on CraveTV, available to viewers the day before their broadcast premieres, with the first episode streaming now.CARDINAL is adapted from the award-winning novel Forty Words for Sorrow, the first of the John Cardinal Mysteries, a series of six, best-selling crime novels written by Ontario native and award-winning author Giles Blunt. The gripping murder mystery was shot in Winter 2016 in Sudbury, Ont., North Bay, Ont., Atikameksheng Anishnawbek in Northern Ontario, and Toronto.CARDINAL is produced by Sienna Films and eOne in association with CTV, and commissioned for French-language Canadian broadcast by Super Écran. CARDINAL is distributed worldwide by eOne. Executive Producers are Julia Sereny and Jennifer Kawaja (COMBAT HOSPITAL) for Sienna Films. The series is also executive produced by Showrunner Aubrey Nealon, who adapted the series for television, and Director Daniel Grou, aka Podz. For Bell Media, Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production; and Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. Actor Billy Campbell plays Det. John Cardinal in a scene from the detective drama Cardinal. In advance of tonight’s broadcast of CARDINAL, series lead Karine Vanasse (REVENGE) will be participating in a live Tweet Chat, at 9 p.m. ET. Starring in the series as the driven and intuitive Detective Lise Delorme, Vanasse will speak to her experience on the series and what Canadians can expect this season, answering viewer questions live across the country. Fans can follow along on Twitter: @karinevanasse, @fityourstyle, #Cardinal. Advertisement @CTV_Television @WOCampbell @karinevanasse @BrendanFletch1 @glen_gould @richmondpeck @karinevanasse @glengould www.facebook.com/CTV www.facebook.com/SuperEcran LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook About CTV CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca. Twitter
Earlier in the day, following a speech at a solar conference in Calgary, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said it’s vital that the bill be passed as soon as possible because it replaces a broken system that is preventing projects from being built.But critics including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have demanded changes designed to prevent public policy debates from being part of project assessments, restrict application interveners to those directly affected by the project or with expertise, set firm timelines and limit government ministers’ discretionary powers.Monaco says he applauds the aggressive stance of Alberta’s newly elected United Conservative Premier Jason Kenney in support of energy projects.“I think it’s great news that people are going to take the extra effort to ensure that people really understand the role that energy plays and what it does for our quality of life,” he said.Enbridge pipelines handle about 62 per cent of Canada’s exports of crude oil into the U.S. and move about 18 per cent of all natural gas consumed in the U.S. CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of Enbridge Inc. says it’s “critical” to Canada’s energy future that substantive changes are made to proposed federal legislation to revamp how big resource projects win federal approval.Speaking after his company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Calgary, Al Monaco says there are three or four major problem areas in Bill C-69 that must be addressed.His comments come as the Senate considers amendments to the bill that would repeal the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and retire the National Energy Board, leaving the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and the Canadian Energy Regulator as authorities responsible for assessments of the environmental, health, social and economic impacts of designated projects.
New Delhi: Opposition leaders on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of playing politics over scientists’ achievements while some parties complained to the Election Commission alleging violation of the model code. Taking a swipe at Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter, “Well done DRDO, extremely proud of your work. I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day.”West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Modi’s announcement was “limitless drama and publicity mongering”, amounting to “gross violation” of the model code of conduct. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsSamajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said Modi got himself an hour of free TV and diverted nation’s attention away from issues on the ground. “Today Narendra Modi got himself an hour of free TV and divert(ed) nation’s attention away from issues on ground Unemployment Rural crisis and womens security by pointing at the sky,” he tweeted. BSP supremo Mayawati accused Modi of playing politics over India’s anti-satellite missile capability.
Bengaluru: Playing against a world class team like Australia will provide good exposure to youngsters and will boost the confidence of the team ahead of next month’s FIH men’s Hockey Series Final, feels India captain Manpreet Singh. The India team travel Down Under for five matches starting Wednesday. The tour, marked as a preparation for next month’s Hockey Series Final in Bhubaneswar, will be newly-appointed chief coach Graham Reid’s maiden assignment with the team. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe men’s side will play two matches each against the Australian national team and Australia A and a lone game against the Western Australia Thundersticks club. “Playing a world class team like Australia ahead of the important Series in June will only help build our confidence. We had a good tournament in Malaysia in March and some of the youngsters did well there,” Manpreet said. “While Jaskaran Singh will make his international debut, it will be Gursahibjit’s second tournament with the Indian team and Armaan Qureshi is also returning to the team after a long gap. I am confident these players will live up to the expectations. It will be good exposure for them against the world no.2 side,” he added. The team boasts of an interesting mix of experienced players and newcomers. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersAnd Reid will look to test all combinations ahead of the Hockey Series Final, where India needs to finish on top to ensure a place in the final round of the Olympic qualifier scheduled in October this year. India began its season with a silver medal at the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia and will hope to keep up the good show. Talking about the ideology of the new coach, Manpreet said Reid emphasises on having team players rather than relying on individual performances. Agencies
Kolkata: Calling the Election Commission of India’s decision to curtail campaigning time for the Lok Sabha elections in the state and remove two senior officers as “unprecedented, unconstitutional, unethical and politically biased,” Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that the ECI is working at the behest of the BJP, its president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.She also wondered whether the directives were due to the “threat” issued to the poll panel by Shah during a media meet in Delhi on Wednesday morning. The Election Commission announced: “No election campaigning to be held in 9 parliamentary constituencies of Bengal — Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, South and North Kolkata from 10 pm tomorrow (Thursday) till the conclusion of polls”. Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya has been removed and his work will be presided over by Chief Secretary Malay De. The Election Commission also ordered the removal of Additional Director General, CID, Rajeev Kumar from his posting. Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain, who is in charge of Bengal, said Bhattacharya “stands relieved” from his current charge immediately, “for having interfered in the process of conducting elections” by directing the state Chief Electoral Officer, which he was not supposed to. He further added that Rajeev Kumar has been attached to the Ministry of Home Affairs and should report to his new assignment by 10 am on Thursday. Bhattacharya had written a letter to the Election Commission complaining about the highhandedness of the Central Forces. Bimal Chatterjee, former Advocate General, said the decision to end the campaign by 10 pm has “infringed the rights of the candidates.” Mamata Banerjee, on the other hand, alleged that the EC has imposed the decision as Modi’s campaign is coming to an end on Thursday. “I have rescheduled my programme. I will address two rallies at Mathurapur and Diamond Harbour and will take part in a roadshow in Behala and South Kolkata. It will be very stressful but I will have to do it.” She further said that it is most unfortunate that those who had vandalised the statue of Vidyasagar have been rewarded. “Amit Shah had come to the city to organize riots. BJP goons had beaten up students of Calcutta University and later destroyed the statue of the great social reformer. There was a riot-like situation. The EC should have issued show-cause notice to Shah. But it did not do anything. She further alleged that Jain, the Deputy Election Commissioner, had asked the police to help BJP host the roadshow. “The destruction of the statue of Vidyasagar has hit the sentiments of the people of Bengal and the EC has taken this decision just to divert the attention of the people,” she remarked. She categorically maintained that the law and order situation is not bad in Bengal. “In the sixth phase, there was trouble at Keshpur and that too because of the Central Forces. They had opened fire and were found campaigning for the BJP,” she added. She also alleged that the EC has reduced the time of the campaign of the candidates as “Nirmala Sitharaman had said that I should not be allowed to campaign.”
After missing out on some of the other big names that moved this offseason, the Boston Celtics snagged Gordon Hayward, signing him as a free agent this week. In the video above, Neil Paine discusses how Hayward may help the Celtics and whether this latest addition will be enough to help Boston beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.Read more: Gordon Hayward Is Exactly What The Celtics Needed