Donegal bake party ready to raise some dough for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

first_imgThere’s a rush on flour and eggs as hundreds of families and friends touched by brain injury get ready to raise some ‘dough’ to support the life-changing work of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.Once again, the people have been Donegal encouraged to organise a ‘bake party’ to raise funds for the special cause that touches so many lives after serious brain injuries from stroke, road traffic accidents, falls and brain tumours.The seventh annual ‘bake party’ fundraiser set to sweep the nation during National Brain Awareness Week, 11-17 March. Jonathan Power, Head of Fundraising with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland said: “We’re looking for people to join in the fun and embrace the ‘flour power’ for our annual ‘Bake for Brain Injury’.“Hosting a bake party or coffee morning between 11-17 March is a great excuse to catch up with friends at home, work or school while raising vital funds for our charity.“Your support or donation will make a real difference to people who need our help after their lives are turned upside down after brain injury.“Monies raised will go to support our local services so we can provide more personalised rehabilitation programmes to more brain injury survivors.” Every year in Ireland an estimated 19,000 people acquire a brain injury. Nobody ever thinks a brain injury will happen to them but according to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland it happens to 52 people here every day.Mr Power added: “Brain injury is a hidden phenomenon in Ireland often because many people with brain injuries have problems that people can’t see.“That’s why our rehabilitation services are so important. We help people manage difficulties with memory, fatigue, judgement and we support them in relearning everyday activities to increase their independence.“Thanks to the generous donations from events like this, we can help even more people get their lives back. Last year more than 50 bake parties took place in homes and communities around Ireland raising more than €10,000 and this year with your help, we can beat it.”To register your own bake party for this year please go to www.abiireland.ie/bake Donegal bake party ready to raise some dough for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland was last modified: March 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Takeaways: Martin Jones is the Sharks’ biggest concern right now

first_imgCHICAGO — Almost everyone got to eat their cookies Sunday night as the Sharks extended their winning streak to a season long four games.Seven Sharks scored goals, 13 found their way onto the scoresheet and six recorded multi-point nights as the team turned the tables on an early disaster to produce its most offensively-prolific night since Oct. 9. In addition, Brent Burns collected three assists and Erik Karlsson extended his point streak to five games, his longest with the Sharks.Here’s what …last_img

Give Up Your Heroes and Become One Instead

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now There is this problem with heroes: they have flaws. No matter how much you want to believe that your hero is somehow a perfect version of a human being, over time, they often behave in ways that prove otherwise. They sometimes say things or do things that conflict with what you believe about them, and they disappoint you, even though they still have qualities you admire.There is a time when it is necessary to give up your heroes and become one instead.What you may not be aware of or fully accept is that you are a hero and you need to work on being the best version possible for the people that believe this about you.You have people who believe that you are special. They look up to you. In some cases, they literally look up to you because they are still small. They believe that you know everything there is to know, and as far as they are concerned you’re the picture of perfection. In many ways, they are going to be what you are now. For these people, you have to make sure that you are congruent in word and deed. You need to provide the best example of what heroes do—and what they don’t do.There are people who you are ahead of in life. They hope to someday be what they believe you are now. They see you as a model, and they believe that you have everything figured out, even if you don’t have any idea what you are doing, and even if you don’t recognize they look to you as an exemplar. As their hero, you inspire them. These people are following your lead, and they need you to raise the bar on what’s possible.There are people who work for you and with you. They think that you are the bee’s knees, that you personally responsible for hanging the Sun and the Moon in the sky. As fallible as you may be, they don’t believe that you are. How you treat these people is an indication of what someone in your role is supposed to be. When you become a better version of yourself, you are showing them what heroes are supposed to do.You already are a hero. For all the people that look to you, become the best version of yourself possible, and work to help them become the hero that they are supposed to be.last_img read more

Lotto millionaire funds major hockey tourney

first_imgAPTN National NewsWith a number of Aboriginal sporting events facing cancellation from lack of funds, one man is putting his own millions behind a hockey tournament.Manitoba lottery winner Kirby Fontaine is helping fund a big tournament in Winnipeg this weekend.APTN National News reporter Priscilla Wolf has more on this story about a man who found fortune and continues to share it.last_img

Shorthanded Ohio State mens hockey looks to gain momentum back against Penn

OSU freshman forward Dakota Joshua (8) scores the game-winning goal in a shootout against Michigan on Jan. 15 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorThe Ohio State men’s hockey team will look to recover from Sunday’s loss to Michigan against the No. 14 Penn State Nittany Lions when the teams face off in back-to-back matches at the Schottenstein Center over the weekend.The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.The Buckeyes (6-12-2, 1-3-2) and Penn State (15-4-3, 5-1-0) are meeting for the first time this season. Last time out a season ago, the Scarlet and Gray took down Guy Gadowsky’s men by a score of 3-1 in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena, ending Penn State’s season in the Big Ten tournament.Penn State finished off a two-game sweep of Wisconsin last Saturday. Junior forward David Goodwin is likely to keep the Buckeyes’ defense on its toes as he leads the Nittany Lions in points with 21, including 15 assists.Penn State is one of the nation’s leaders in shots on goal with 981, and it is also quite efficient at putting it in the net — the Nittany Lions have 13 players with at least 12 points this season, and each player who has made more than one appearance on the year has at least one point.“Penn State, I mean, you can see what they do. They’re as good as anybody, compete as hard as anybody,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “They’re shooting pucks from the bus and they’re going on the net. We’ve just got to be disciplined, we’ve got to be good defensively and take advantage of our chances.”Magic MasonOSU will be looking for its breakout freshman forward, Mason Jobst, to continue his high-flying performances. Jobst was named the Big Ten’s third star of the week on Tuesday in recognition of his performances last weekend against Michigan.Jobst has a career-high four points in Friday’s encounter in Columbus, and followed it up with three points in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He assisted senior forward Anthony Greco off a faceoff in Game 1 at the Schottenstein Center for the tying goal with 6.7 seconds left in regulation.Even after the breakout weekend, however, the freshman said he already has his mind set on Friday’s match with the Nittany Lions.“(Michigan and Penn State) are totally two different styles,” Jobst said. “A few adjustments have been made in practice but not a whole lot. Just mainly focus on what we’ve got to do and just pay attention to their tendencies and just keep doing what we’ve been doing.”OSU freshman forward Mason Jobst (26) celebrates with the bench in a game against Michigan on Jan. 15 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won in a shootout. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorThe seven points extended Jobst’s point streak to six games, and he has three goals and 11 assists for 14 points in the stretch. He is second among Big Ten rookies with 19 points, from five goals and 14 assists this season, and is seventh in the NCAA among rookies with 1.00 points per game.“He’s always brought that energy this year,” Rohlik said. “Somehow right now he’s finding the back of the net and making some plays. He’s certainly an energy guy, he’s going to continue to bring that, but that’s what the expectations are, and he would tell you that.”“Next man standing”After the final whistle on Sunday at Yost Ice Arena, the bad blood between OSU and Michigan boiled over, and multiple players on both sides were involved in an on-ice clash. On Tuesday, the Big Ten announced a series of suspensions as a result of the altercation.Two freshmen forwards, Dakota Joshua and Brendon Kearney, were issued major penalties and received one-game disqualifications. Joshua received his penalty for facemasking, while Kearney received his for fighting.“Well, we’re going to have a lot of guys step up. Those two guys will be out, Kearney and Dakota,” Rohlik said. “I mean, next man standing, we got to have two more guys step up and be good teammates for us.”The players, such as senior defenseman and co-captain Craig Dalrymple, said they believe whoever on the roster is asked to fill the void will do so to the best of his ability.“Pretty much a ‘next man up’ mentality. Things happen at the end of the game. It was kind of interesting, but to see two guys get suspended, you never like to see that,” Dalrymple said. “Everyone will just step up, and whoever’s name is called to play will play, and we’re excited for Friday.”Joshua scored the shootout-winning goal in Friday’s game against the Wolverines, and the Buckeyes’ first goal in Sunday’s match.Up nextOSU is set to play the second of its three-weekend homestand on Jan. 29 and 30 against Michigan State. The puck is scheduled to drop at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, at the Schottenstein Center. read more

New Udinese signing wants be clubs revelation

first_imgOne of Udinese latest signing Darwin Machis wants to “be one of the revelations of this season” at the Dacia Arena and in Italy.Having already scored one goal in the Coppa Italia, the 25-year-old Venezuelan has already made his Serie A debut in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Parma.“Coach Julio Velazquez already knew of me from my time playing in Spain, but I still have to work hard in order to earn his faith all over again. Nobody comes here guaranteed a starting spot,” he said in a Press conference via Football Italia.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I didn’t expect such a strong start to my season, but that is my way of playing. I hope to have a great campaign and to be one of the revelations of this season.“I’m quick, I like to play the ball to feet and hope to improve all the various aspects of my game.”last_img read more

You will always be in our hearts say TCI family still hurting

first_imgPHOTOS PROVIDED BY GARDINER’S FAMILY Related Items:#coldcasestci, #dorsettegardiner, #justicefordorsette Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos – December 7, 2017 – It is not just an open case, but an open wound for the family of Dorsette Gardiner who was eight years ago brutally beaten and left for dead in a deserted area west of the Providenciales International Airport.The 35 year-old man, hailed as the brilliant chief mechanic at Johnston International had gone missing, then his vehicle was found, then a rally of residents searched until his bloodied body was found. That was December 6, 2009 and relatives are still reeling from the loss, shattered because they were unable to say goodbye and shocked that after eight years, Police are no closer to solving the case and no one has ever been brought to justice in the gruesome near double homicide.News information from 2009 revealed that TCI Police had questioned some members of the public in regard to the murder probe; it had been rumored and reported that the inquisitions included some members of the Police Force, but there was nothing more.Doresette Gardiner’s niece, Meshelle Cox-Pratt, reached out to Magnetic Media to remind us of the tragedy, which changed their lives.  Stunned and hurt that no one seems to have remembered the day of Gardiner’s death and the open murder investigation, Cox-Pratt just wanted to talk and to keep attention on the case, alive.Though the case and the details of brutality against Dorsette Gardiner and his friend, Cynthia Claudette Rigby are impossible to forget, we offered an apology and an opportunity for the young woman to speak out.  She accepted and sent us these words:  “There is not one day that I don’t think about you since you have been gone. It still feels like yesterday when your killer decided to take you away from your loving family.  Things happen for a reason so they say, (but) that doesn’t stop your family from missing you every single day. You will always be in our hearts rest easy, Dorsette.”Words which were painstakingly penned in a message to us over Facebook, but that was not all Meshell had to say,  the young woman added:  “It’s now 8-years the family of Dorsette Gardiner still doesn’t have justice; we are calling on the Commissioner of Police to continue to process this case.  How much longer must the family be hurting, eight years still no justice we need a closure to this case.”Gardiner was found bound behind the back by his own underwear, boxer shorts – he was discovered naked and laying in a pool of blood.  Claudette Rigby, Police say, was struck in the head multiple times with rocks suffering severe head trauma, she too was naked and left there to die; her survival and then fight to recover was nothing short of miraculous.In 2011, then Police Commissioner Colin Farquhar set up a Cold Case Files unit, among their priorities was the Gardiner-Rigby case.  Farquhar had said forensic science continues to improve, therefore there was hope for even older cases.  Gardiner’s name was again mentioned in 2015, when former Premier Rufus Ewing called for a special investigative team for unsolved murders. Today, our understanding is the Unit still exists within the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police; there is however no information on its progresses in the TCI’s unsolved mysteries, which includes the heinous murder of North Caicos’ Dorsette Gardiner.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more