first_imgGARDAI are investigating a road traffic incident in Kilmacrennan.A silver four door Honda Civic car is lying in a field at the entrance to the town from the Letterkenny road.GARDAI INVESTIGATE CRASH IN KILMACRENNAN was last modified: June 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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:kilmacrennantraffic accidentlast_img

Raiders’ Gruden wishes East Bay product Doss well after go-route from Oakland

first_imgALAMEDA — Keelan Doss has moved on, and so have the Raiders.The former U.C. Davis and Alameda High star agreed to join the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars instead of the Raiders.The Raiders’ leading receiver in exhibition games, Doss’ story was played up in the HBO series “Hard Knocks,” which concludes Tuesday night.Coach Jon Gruden, who was often effusive in his praise of the rookie — as he was with lots of players — wanted to make it clear the amount of air time Doss received …last_img

SA cyclist wins junior World Track title

first_img“His winning time of 1:03.265 is world class. In my opinion, it is lightning fast. He continued: “Bernard’s winning performance in the one-kilometre time trial is something else. It is an unbelievable performance. Nobody can doubt any longer that Bernard is the ‘Real Deal’ of SA track cycling. “It must be a new South African junior record and very close to the SA senior record.” Another chapter in the fast-growing success story of South African cycling was written at the 2010 UCI Junior World Track Championships in Montichiari, Italy when Bernard Esterhuizen won gold in the one-kilometre time trial. JP van Zyl, who finished fifth in the sprints at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, spoke to Cycling South Africa about Esterhuizen’s victory at the championships, which ended on Sunday. Dean Edwards, a long time star of South African track cycling, said he hoped Esterhuizen’s victory would open the door for other South African track cyclists. He said: “Hopefully Bernard’s victory has proven once and for all that South Africa’s track cyclists can compete with the best if they are given the right opportunities. PedigreeSean Badenhorst, the editor of TREAD cycling magazine, told Sascoc: “The one-kilometre time trial is no longer an Olympic event, but what this event does is give an idea of Bernard’s pedigree. Within the space of the last year, South Africans in the sport of cycling, in its various forms, have excelled on the world stage: think of Greg Minnaar and Burry Stander in mountain biking, Sifiso Nhlapo in BMX, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio on the road, and a number of juniors in road events in Europe. And don’t forget that Ernst van Dyk is the Paralympic champion in hand-cycling. With that in mind, he plans to propose an arrangement with the UCI Training Academy that would allow Esterhuizen to remain and train there until the 2012 London Olympic Games. ‘A certain medal contender’ “Bernard is, without a doubt, a certain medal contender,” he said. “Remember, I was only 20 when I finished 5th at 1996 Olympic Games.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material EuropeVan Zyl told Cycling South Africa he was concerned about Esterhuizen being based in Switzerland before the World Championships. “Believe me, it can become lonely in Europe,” he explained. Esterhuizen is based at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. It is obviously something that he has benefited from, especially when one also considers his results in the Kierin and sprint finals in which he finished fourth and sixth respectively. 17 August 2010 “He was previously a good sprinter, but this event is so much more of a mental and physical test and shows that he has the talent to diversify, and he should definitely be in the 2012 Olympic frame of things.” “The UCI Cycling Academy should also receive credit for Bernard’s victory. He would certainly not have won if he had stayed in South Africa,” he opined. Esterhuizen is the latest South African to shine and this time the success is in yet another discipline: track cycling. “Therefore, I was slightly worried about Bernard before the beginning of the World Championship. One of two things could happen. He could either totally crack due to homesickness, or he could ride like a true champion. He did the latter and that tells me much about his character. He had proven himself to be a true fighter of the same caliber as a Robert Hunter.” “I can only hope that Bernard has opened the door for a complete track cycling development programme. There are more medals to be won at future World Championships.” ‘The Real Deal’“Bernard Esterhuizen is the ‘Real Deal’ of South African track cycling,” he told Cycling South Africa. “I can only hope that Sascoc (the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) also realises this.”last_img read more

Ohio Poultry Association banquet highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As always the Ohio Poultry Association Annual Celebration Banquet was an event not to be missed, this year featuring a “Peace, Love & Poultry” theme.The 32nd annual banquet featured great food and the chance to recognize award winners. Jim Cooper, of Cooper Farms was recognized with the Golden Egg Award. Others recognized at the event included the Stoller family from Van Wert County that received the Family Legacy Award, veterinarian Tim Barman, Ohio Representative Dave Hall and Ohio Representative Brian Hill.One of the key issues facing Ohio’s egg producers are the shifting whims of consumer demand. Many of the companies who buy Ohio eggs are planning to require cage-free production in the near future.“There is a lot of uncertainty, but the discussion continues on the announcements coming forward that a lot of the companies that we are supplying are going to transition to cage-free products somewhereJim Cooper, of Cooper Farms, was recognized with the Golden Egg Award.between 2018 and 2025,” said Lisa Timmerman, with Cooper Farms, who serves as president of the Ohio Poultry Association. “The industry is still looking forward to how we are going to get there, what systems we are using and how long it will take us to get there. As we look at the transition, we look at the systems out there. There are multiple types of systems for cage-free they are not all the same. There is a colony system where birds are on the floor or an aviary-type system where birds can move up and down vertically through the system. Those are some of the decisions companies have to make in terms of how far they want to go in this transition.”The poultry industry has a history of being responsive to consumer demands and Timmerman said that trend will continue moving forward.“As we talk with consumers, they do not necessarily have all of the information they need to know what cage-free is, but as poultry farmers, we are going to produce what the consumers want, whether it is cage-free, caged eggs, brown, white, vegetarian fed, or organic,” she said. “Our focus is on producing aDr. Tim Barman was presented his award by OPA president Lisa, affordable, wholesome food and meeting the needs of the consumer whatever they might be. If cage-free is what they are demanding, that is what we are going to move to produce.”A trip down the grocery store aisle quickly reinforces this point.“If you look in the supermarket you see a wide variety of products. We have a pretty open mind,” Timmerman said. “When we look at what the consumers are demanding, I think we are definitely open to their values and beliefs. We have core values and beliefs within our family farms and so do our customers. Whether it is cage-free or organic, whatever their values are, we don’t have a problem producing it.”Representative Dave Hall offered some comments after being recognized by the OPA.last_img read more

You Versus the Status Quo

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