Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.There was your official re-introduction to Raiders football under Jon Gruden.Like it or not. An excruciating 20-19 road loss to the Denver Broncos Sunday contained many of the elements of a Gruden-coached team, and probably more than a few fans had memories of his four-year run from 1998 to 2001.Again, like it or not.Determined to keep a …
4 February 2003Efforts to develop Africa received a boost on Tuesday when the United Nations Development Programme injected more than R29-million into the coffers of Africa’s recovery plan, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).The head of Nepad’s steering committee, Wiseman Nkuhlu, and UNDP representative John Ohiorhenuan, signed off the money in Midrand, near Johannesburg.The money will be used over the next 15 months to set up a Nepad advisory panel, put together a technical support facility, and build capacity within its steering committee to enhance its work.According to Ohiorhenuan, the aid was in recognition of the “brilliant” work done by the committee and the African leaders to popularise Nepad, which is aimed at pulling the continent out of its economic and social woes.The plan – also endorsed by developed nations, including the G8 and European Union – seeks to open massive investment opportunities for Africa in exchange for good governance, respect for human rights and the rule of law, aiming for rapid development and an annual economic growth rate of seven percent for the continent by 2015.Nepad also aims to build capacity in African agriculture, human resources, and information and communications technology, among other sectors.Ohiorhenuan said Nepad has the potential of turning around the continent’s developmental and economic misfortunes, as it is being taken “seriously” by the world’s nations, particularly by the African leaders who crafted it.The plan was devised by South African President and African Union chairman Thabo Mbeki, Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Senegalese president Abdoulayi Wade.Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ava Shroyer, Logan Co, takes Grand Champion Dorset market lamb Junior Dorset Market Lamb exhibitors in final breed class Molly Clark, Darke Co, 11 showing in Dorset market lamb show Hunter Frobose, Wood Co. sets up her Suffolk market lamb at the 2016 Ohio State Fair. Miley Shatto, 9, Shelby Co with her Southdown market lamb Junior market lamb exhibitors Elizabeth Shatto, 12, Shelby Co. sets up with her market lamb Clay Johnson shakes hands with the judge after being named the champion Hampshire market lamb Market lamb exhibitors line up for judging Joel Overmyer, 14, Lucas Co. sets up his Hampshire lamb for the judge Elizabeth Shatto, 12, Shelby Co, sets up her market lamb Three junior exhibitors during the market lamb show Paige Pence and Bailee Amstutz prepare for judging during the Hampshire market lamb show Bailee Amstutz, 11, Union County watching the judge for the final decision of the Hampshire market lamb show Junior exhibitors walking their market lambs during the market lamb show Junior exhibitors in the Hampshire market lamb class Oxford exhibitors watch the judge Drew Helmke, 13, HEnry Co., leads his Natural Color lamb Justin Howell, 12, Knox Co. with his Southdown Owen Brinker, 12, Wood Co. walks with his Grade lamb in the market lamb show Owen Brinker, 12, Wood Co. sets his Grade lamb for judging at the market lamb show Brylee Harder, 18, Galia Co. walks her Grade market lamb for the judge Brylee Harder, 18, Galia Co. watches the judge with her Grade market lamb Junior exhibitors are show ready for the Grade market lamb show Adam Bensman, 13, Miami Co. prepares his lamb for judging in the Grade market lamb class Emma Nicholson, Morrow Co. Mackenzie Cory, 10, Fayette Co. with her Grade market lamb Caleb Stone sets up his Grade market lamb for the judge Kylee Johnson, Wayne Co., gets the handshake for Grade champion. She went on to win Grand Champion. Kylee Johnson, Wayne Co., gets the handshake for Grand Champion. Grand Champion Market Lamb: Kylee Johnson, Wayne Co. (Champ. Grade) Grand Champion Market Lamb: Kylee Johnson, Wayne Co. (Champ. Grade) Fifth overall: Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Res. Hampshire) Fourth overall: Clay Johnson, Dalton, Wayne Co. (Champ. Hampshire) Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb: Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Res. Champ. Grade) Fifth overall: Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Res. Hampshire) Fourth overall: Clay Johnson, Dalton, Wayne Co. (Champ. Hampshire) Third overall: Lauren Ott, Erie Co. (Champ. Natural Colored) Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb: Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Res. Champ. Grade) Youth exhibitors led 670 lambs through the show ring at the 2016 Junior Market Lamb Show. Here are the results from the 2016 show:Judge Todd Wise, ColoradoPhotos by Meghan Bruns. HampshireChampion: Clay Johnson, Dalton, Wayne Co.Reserve Champion: Paige Pence, Clark Co. ShropshireChampion: Olivia Seaburn, Clark Co.Res. Champion: Kendall Sattler, Defiance Co. SouthdownsChampion: Matthew Wallen, Champaign Co.Res. Champion: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co. SuffolkChampion: Hannah DeLong, Champaign, Co.Res. Champion: Matthew Wallen, Champaign Co. DorsetChampion: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co.Res. Champion: Matthew Wallen, Champaign Co. MontadaleChampion: Jackson Grimes, Logan Co.Res. Champion: Jackson Grimes, Logan Co. OxfordChampion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.Res. Champion: Lauren Ott, Erie Co. AOBChampion: Jacob Roeth, Miami Co.Res. Champion: Isaac Beal, Miami Co. Brockle-faceChampion: Kendall Sattler, Defiance Co.Res. Champion: Justin Parke, Miami Co. Natural ColoredChampion: Lauren Ott, Erie Co.Res. Champion: Addie DeLong, Champaign Co.GradeChampion: Kylee Johnson, Wayne Co.Res. Champion: Paige Pence, Clark Co.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Benjamin Logan FFA students Peyton Derr, Emma Wenger, Emily Roth, Ava Boysel, Bradey Ackley, and Chance Frater had the chance to serve food at Our Daily Bread. The students benefit in many ways from this opportunity of service. This experience allowed the students to help serve their community and share their time and talents. The students prepared and served meals to over 50 patrons.
Businessman Raj Kundra has posted a video on his Twitter account, which is the promo of a new sports based reality show. His beautiful actor-wife, Shilpa Shetty, is also a part of the promo video.He tweeted: “Check out the latest #sflchallengers promo with @TheShilpaShetty looking fab after just 2 months of delivering my son!”Shilpa delivered their son Viaan Raj Kundra in May. Amidst a lot of hullabaloo over Aishwarya Rai’s weight even months after her delivery has brought on the spotlight over new mommies in Showbiz.Shilpa, who was last seen in a song in Dostana, has mostly kept away from the limelight occasionally attending filmi events.Catch the video here:
Nine debutants will take to the field for Australia at an Open level for the Mixed side in the Trans Tasman Test Series against New Zealand which starts tonight at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex. Despite only six players still in the side following Australia’s 2011 World Cup final defeat over New Zealand, Lovett is confident his team has what it takes to continue Australia’s recent strong record over the Kiwis in the Mixed division. “Most of them are coming out of our Youth program and our Youth program has been quite strong since it was rebuilt after the 2005 Youth World Cup that we lost.”“They are new to Open’s but they’ve played international Touch before and they’ve come from some very good programs in their regional level and even their club based stuff. It’s actually quite a very good balance for me, there are some young players that are coming through, probably the one that is really a debutant is Michael Law. He’s a bit of an excitement machine, he’s super fast, he’s very agile, he reads the game well. He’s going to be a player to watch once he finds his feet at that level,” Lovett said. Lovett started his coaching career close to 20 years ago and in recent times has coached the Australian 20’s Boys at the 2009 Youth Trans Tasman Series as well as being the Australian Women’s Open assistant coach for the 2009 and 2010 Trans Tasman events as well as the 2011 World Cup. Lovett says that it’s been a long pathway to get to where he has, but he can’t wait to take on the Kiwis from Thursday.“I’m pretty excited. Coming from a developing state (Victoria) it’s a massive honour, things are a little bit different when you don’t come from Queensland or New South Wales so you have to get up a little earlier and work a little bit harder to keep up on your skills and the modern trends of the sport because it’s not directly at your back door.”“I think both the roles I’ve had in the past four years have been pretty important, with the Men’s 20’s and the Women’s Open because obviously it’s a crossover between both the girls and guys and stepping into Mixed is a new arena for me.”“The Open’s Women’s was good exposure to the pointy end of the sport, I got to work with some really good athletes in the Women’s program and some coaches who have been around for a long period of time as well in Kerry (Norman) and Dean (Russell). Both of them have helped hone and develop my skills as I’ve come through as well as my other mentors, so it’s been good.”Mixed specialist Manu Wakely is Lovett’s assistant coach for the series, with Wakely’s experience in the Mixed arena both as a player and as a coach to be invaluable for the side. “I’m looking forward to working with Manu Wakely, he’s been a very successful Mixed coach and loves the detail, he pretty much lives and breathes Touch so it’s great to work with Manu and see his passion for the game.”Lovett says he will be looking to the more experienced players in his team, including co-captain’s Kylie Hilder and Rohit Prasad as well as Jamie Chan and Sarah Spacie, to guide the debutants along the way in the Series. Seeing some of his Australian 20’s Boys side from the 2009 Youth Trans Tasman progress into the Mixed Open side will also be an exciting prospect for Lovett, as well as unleashing a few new faces against New Zealand for the first time. “I’m looking forward to building a new team together with the senior playing group and fostering some of the development of some of the 20’s Boys I’ve brought through and exposing some of the new players we have like Peter Watkins, it will be exciting.”“We’ve got a strong side that has a lot of potential, but we’ve got to live up to our potential and deliver on the park. It’s their opportunity now to basically come to the international stage and try to deliver, and some of the young kids, seeing someone like Michael Law getting his opportunity being able to apply his trade at this level and how he takes that into the Youth programs going forward is exciting.”There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways: Websites: www.austouch.com.au www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets) YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus
Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League will miss Mourinhoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has spoken in detail about Jose Mourinho losing his job at Manchester United.With the Portuguese boss out the door at United, it appears he will not be in the Premier League for some time.And Sarri believes the league will miss a manager of his quality and personality.”I think so,” said Sarri in a press conference when asked if the league will miss Jose.”Mourinho won everything, won everywhere so I like him very much as a coach and as a man. “I think he is right when he said that Manchester has a future without Mourinho, but he has a great future without United. “I would like to see him on the bench as soon as possible. Maybe in England…. not here!” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Florida’s Jake AllenJake Allen, a 2017 quarterback recruit from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, told 247Sports back in April that Florida was his top school, even though he hadn’t yet received an offer to play for the Gators. That changed Wednesday. Allen, who plays for St. Thomas Aquinas, tweeted the news, adding that he’d received his “dream offer.” He’s currently ranked as a three-star signal-caller by Rivals, but other outlets are calling him a four-star player.Blessed to have received my dream offer from The University of Florida! #Gators #ChompChomp pic.twitter.com/8N8Y6VR3h5— Jake Allen™ (@Jakeallen_14) June 10, 2015I couldn’t have done it without my personal QB coach @EricKresser . Been with him since the 6th grade! Love ya coach.— Jake Allen™ (@Jakeallen_14) June 10, 2015Allen currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, Miami (FL), NC State and Pitt, among others. While he hasn’t officially committed to Florida, it isn’t a stretch to say that things are looking good.
CALGARY – Ottawa is planning to boost treatment options for opioid drug users as it tries to deal with what Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is calling a national public health crisis.Petitpas Taylor outlined some of the steps the federal government aims to take at a conference Wednesday of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.More than 2,800 people died last year as a result of the crisis and Petitpas Taylor said that number is expected to exceed 3,000 in 2017.“This situation certainly keeps me up at night,” she said. “These numbers aren’t abstract to me. I know the toll that the opioid crisis is having in our communities such as Vancouver.”She said the government plans to support pilot projects to provide safer opioid alternatives, such as the pain medication dilaudid, at supervised consumption sites. There are 25 such sites across Canada and locations for the pilots are expected to be announced in a few weeks.They will be funded through the federal Substance Use and Addictions Program, which provides $26.3 million in funding a year to tackle substance use issues.Petitpas Taylor added that she wants to work with provinces and territories to find a better way to establish temporary overdose prevention sites if there’s an urgent need.“This is an emergency and … sometimes the short-term measures need to be taken to address the reality on the ground,” she said in her speech.“We are in the midst of a national public health crisis and no one group or government can address it alone.”Ottawa also aims to hold consultations on removing some of the barriers to obtaining prescription-grade heroin so that users don’t have to visit a hospital several times a day.“Right now, if you would like to provide prescription-grade heroin, it must be done in a hospital setting. We’re consulting on whether or not we should remove those barriers so that it can be accessed in more places,” said Suzy McDonald, assistant deputy minister in charge of opioid response.Another plan is to allow drug-checking services to ensure safety at all authorized supervised consumption sites should they want to offer it.The Liberal government’s most recent budget set aside $100 million over five years to fight the opioid crisis.Petitpas Taylor announced Wednesday that one-third of that money would be put in a harm reduction fund, which includes efforts to prevent infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis C amongst intravenous drug users. Part of that fund is also earmarked for the Dr. Peter Centre in Vancouver so that it can provide training to new supervised consumption sites across Canada.Petitpas Taylor said decriminalization is off the table.“We are exploring other avenues right now.”
David Furnish has written an article in the Independent, urging the world to leave no one behind in the fight against AIDS.People who Inject Drugs are one of the key populations that have the highest prevalence of HIV and whose access to HIV services is severely limited. Below is an extract from the article and information about one of our projects funded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation.“For the last few decades, those of us in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS have rallied around two powerful words: Ending AIDS.“And while we are closer to that goal than we have ever been, another set of words threaten to undermine so much of our progress: Left Behind.“In most communities, People who Inject Drugs still don’t have access to clean syringes, opioid substitution treatment, or naloxone to prevent overdose and the spread of infections. Moreover, many People who Inject Drugs are still denied access to basic health services, non-judgmental primary care, mental health and drug treatment services, and the support they need to maintain stable and healthy lives.“How can it be that over the past 15 years science has delivered approximately 14m antiretrovirals to people living with HIV, but still managed to exclude 96 percent of People who Inject Drugs?”To read the full article, click here.Source:Elton John AIDS Foundation