On Twitter, country music star John Rich posted a picture of one of his crew members holding the tops of a cut pair of Nike socks, with the caption: “Get ready @Nike multiply that by the millions.” The tweet garnered about 10,000 retweets and 30,000 likes, plus thousands of critical comments.Rich, part of the duo Big & Rich and a former contestant of President Donald Trump’s reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice,” said he supported the right to protest but Nike lost his support when it endorsed Kaepernick.Mixed martial arts fighter Elias Theodorou, a UFC middleweight, tweeted a widely shared picture of the Nike logo with a meme that read: “Instead of throwing away your Nike gear give to one of the millions of homeless veterans you pretend to care about.”Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said: “I hope other corporations follow (Nike’s) example.”San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, tweeted: “Proud to be an @usnikefootball athlete. Stand for something or fall for anything. Few moments in history has that been more true!”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Pliskova at US Open A similar grievance is still pending by former 49ers teammate Eric Reid, a Pro Bowl safety who joined in the protests.Meanwhile, the league and players union still haven’t resolved whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the national anthem. Owners approved a policy requiring players to stand if they are on the sideline during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” allowing them to stay off the field if they wish.But the league and union put that on hold after the Miami Dolphins faced backlash for classifying the protests as conduct potentially detrimental to the team — putting players at risk of fines or suspensions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Trump, a frequent critic of protesting NFL players, said Tuesday in an interview with the Daily Caller that he thinks it’s a “terrible message” for Nike to use Kaepernick in ads, but that it’s their decision whether to use the quarterback.“I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of them doing it, maybe there’s a reason for them doing it,” Trump said, adding it’s “a message that shouldn’t be sent.”Trump said it’s ultimately a business decision for Nike.“In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it,” he said.Trump has loudly urged the league to suspend or fire players who demonstrate during the anthem, repeatedly diving into what has developed into one of the most contentious debates in sports.Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multiyear deal to make him one of the faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Nike hasn’t officially announced the contract.The person said Nike will feature Kaepernick on several platforms, including billboards, television commercials and online ads. Nike also will create an apparel line for Kaepernick, including a signature shoe, and contribute to his Know Your Rights charity, the person said. The deal puts Kaepernick in the top bracket of NFL players with Nike.“I stand for anybody that believes in change. I stand for anybody that believes in a positive attitude,” LeBron James said Tuesday night at a Nike fashion show and awards ceremony in New York. “I stand with Nike, every day, all day.”Nike also provides all NFL teams with game day uniforms and sideline apparel, a partnership that was extended in March to run through 2028.Last week, Kaepernick scored a legal victory in his grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams when an arbitrator allowed his case to continue to trial. The quarterback claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests. His case hinges on whether owners worked together rather than decided individually to not sign Kaepernick. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title This image taken from the Twitter account of the former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal to make him one of the faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. (Twitter via AP)An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.The deal unveiled by Nike and the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was a trending topic on Twitter and other social networks, with some fans urging a boycott of the company’s clothes and sneakers — even burning and cutting out the signature swoosh logos on their gear.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Others pushed back, saying the backlash against Nike showed the polarizing debate has morphed well beyond whether NFL players should be allowed to demonstrate for social causes while the national anthem plays in stadiums before games.The league itself weighed in Tuesday afternoon with an executive saying the social issues Kaepernick has raised are valid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities,” said Jocelyn Moore, the NFL’s executive vice president of communications and public affairs. “The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”Moore’s statement was paired with a detailed breakdown of things players and league executives have done together to learn about and address social issues, including community meetings, lobbying and financially supporting local programs.
The Social Protection Ministry hosted a public consultation on Tuesday with the National Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) for the National Consultation on Draft (Noise) Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (OSH).Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott, in his address to the gathering at Herdmanston Lodge, stated that the crucial piece of legislation seeks to “positively impact the lives of all Guyanese”.He highlighted that the Ministry hosted several consultations in recent times; which included the chemical safety manufacturing and forestry regulations.For the improvement of the legislative framework, Scott added that the regulations under section 75 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act; chapter 99:06, will beMinister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scottdiscussed and implemented. The regulations will promote health and safety in workplaces; in reducing the exposure of noise in the workplace and to require employee’s access and control noise in the workplace.Since there is no cure for noise induced hearing loss, the legislation is seeking to prevent this while addressing safety and health concerns of the employees.Scott urged the Occupational Safety and Health Department and the Environmental Protection Agency to conceptualise the ways to manage noise in a responsive manner. He explained that being exposed to excessive noise is harmful as the exposure of harmful chemicals.The National Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health is a body that has the responsibilities to advise the Labour Ministry, Human Services and Social Security on matters relating to occupational safety and health and promote public awareness of occupational safety and health.
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BY EMMET RUSHE: The question about alcohol and weight loss comes up frequently, especially around holidays, but also when I have a new wave of members in my Better Bodies classes. The questions are usually ‘Can I still drink?’ or ‘If I drink will it affect my weight loss?’As with anything, moderation is key, but if you are having regular drinking sessions at the weekend or having a glass or 2 each night after work, chances are, it will affect your goals. This is an article on the subject that I wrote last year, and it gives everything that you need to know about alcohol and weight loss.Alcohol is part of our society.80% of people over 18 in Ireland drink alcohol.81% of males drink and 79% of females drink.90% of 18 – 29 year old males and 89% of 18 – 29 year old females, drink.In 2011, beer represented 48% of the alcohol consumed in Ireland, wine 26%, spirits 19% and cider 7%.So, it is safe to say that we are a nation who likes a drink.One of the most common questions that I get asked when I am having a consultation with someone, be it for weight loss or muscle gain, is ‘’Can I still drink alcohol?’’ My answer is as it always is with questions like this, yes…but the yes comes with a big but, or should that be butt?What many people fail to take into consideration are the effects that alcohol will have on their goals.If your goal is weight loss and you feel that you are ‘being good’ and ‘eating healthy’ during the week, the question is, can a weekends drinking mess it up on you?As Sheldon Cooper would say, ‘Let’s do the math’Beer came out on top as the drink of choice, so we will start the night with that. A 330ml bottle of beer has 142 calories, if you drink pints that number increases to 244 calories.So, if we take that the start of the night for most will be around 5-6 bottles or pints before hitting the night club, you will have already hit 852 calories for the bottle drinkers and 1464 calories for the drinker of pints.Now the fun begins.You hit the nightclub and it’s party time. You move onto spirits.Vodka has 95 calories per half and just like Pringles, you can’t only have one, so let’s average it out to 4. Of course, because we’re watching our weight, we will mix it with diet coke.4 x vodkas + diet coke = 384 caloriesFor our bottle drinkers, the grand total for a night is 1236 calories.For our pint drinkers, the grand total for one night is 1848 calories.This isn’t even allowing for Redbull, shots, full sugar mixers or a trip to the takeaway at the end of the night.By the way, if you mixed the shorts with Redbull, the total would be 608 calories instead of 384 calories.Add in a takeaway at the end that would add on around 838 calories.This is one night, one night with a possible higher end total of between 2298 and 2910 calories.Then you wake up the next day and start back into your diet again and all is right with the world………..or you wake up with a hangover and have to have something, to take the taste of alcohol and that kebab you think you ate, out of your mouth.Breakfast might be a fry-up that can have anything between 700 – 1200 calories depending on how bad that kebab tasted.What you also need to know is that a lot of the calories in alcohol are ‘empty calories’ they are virtually useless to the body, so when you drink alcohol fat burning stops until the alcohol calories are burned off first, so everything that you ate that day could be stored as fat.As I have said before, weight loss comes down to calories in v’s calories out.If you are in a moderate calorie deficit all week, a weekend of drinking can easily mess up your goals and leave you wondering where it all went wrong.#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program based on your starting point, please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: ALCOHOL AND WEIGHT LOSS was last modified: April 13th, 2015 by John2Share 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:alcoholcolumnemmetfitnesshealthrushe
He may not have captured back-to-back All-Irelands but Jim McGuinness is celebrating on the double.The McGuinness family has grown bigger.The Donegal GAA boss was relieved after wife Yvonne gave birth to two bouncing baby girls.The girls arrived at Letterkenny General Hospital on Friday evening. Both new-born babies are said to be doing fine as is their solicitor mum Yvonne.It is not known yet what the couple have decided to call their new arrivals although it is understood they are considering naming them Bonnie and Aoibh.A friend said “Everyone is doing fine. There’s always a worry with a new baby arriving and that is doubled when you are expecting twins.“Thankfully everything went to plan and they now have two new lovely girls to add to their family.” The new arrivals means the young couple now have five young children – two boys and three girls.It’s certainly promises to be a busy household at the couples’ home in Portnoo.It will especially be busy for Yvonne with husband Jim working with Glasgow Celtic FC in Scotland up to four days a week.He has spoken before about how the couple could not have coped without the help of their family.McGuinness, from Glenties, has still to confirm if he is to continue on as Donegal boss after they were beaten by Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter final. The Donegal manager, who lost two brothers, Charles and Mark, says the loss puts family into perspective over sport.“I think it does make you stronger on one level – it also leaves you slightly vulnerable for the rest of your life.“The one positive I would say would be that it gives you a really, really strong perspective on your own life.“For me there’s nothing more important in my life than my family and my children. “That in many respects comes from the fact that I know what loss is and how much it can impact a family so every moment with my wife and children is very precious to me ” he said.EndsDOUBLE DELIGHT AS JIM AND YVONNE McGUINNESS HAVE TWIN GIRLS was last modified: September 9th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Jim McGuinnesstwinsYvonne McGuinness
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – It’s one thing for students to hear from their teachers about the importance of reading, and reading often.But the message takes on more meaning when they hear it from, say, the owner of the local Wienerschnitzel restaurant, says Meller Elementary School teacher David French.“Kids really need to see the adults in the community – experienced business owners, police officers, people they respect – talking about how they got to where they are,” French said.“Because every one of them will come in and say the same thing – that the most important part was learning to read and enjoying reading.”That’s why the school turned to the community Thursday for its Book-A-Thon event, part of the Meller’s campaign to get students to read at least 5,000 books by the end of November, said organizer/teacher Christine Iturrino.Dozens of guest readers – from Wienerschnitzel franchise owner and Pico Rivera City Councilman Ron Beilke to the school’s grandparents, custodians and administrators – visited Meller classrooms Thursday to read their favorite books to students.The purpose? Just to get students hooked on reading.Iturrino recalled a student who came into her second-grade class not knowing how to read. But once she picked it up, she became one of the top students in her class.“I read to my students daily and they love it,” Iturrino said. “The sooner they can learn to read, the better.”In just the first week of the reading campaign, Iturrino said students have read 1,478 books. So it looks like they’ll not only reach their 5,000-book goal, but surpass it.Beilke, who read a book about the Bermuda Triangle to French’s class, said he likes reading off-the-wall books to older students to grab their attention.“It went very well,” Beilke said. “They’re a good bunch of kids.” Tracy.Garcia@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051
Ruairí McKiernan has been named by global social entrepreneurs organisation Ashoka as one of the top ten changemakers in Ireland.McKiernan is well-known as the founder of the youth organisation SpunOut in Ballyshannon, a multi-award winning social innovator, campaigner, speaker, and Presidential appointee to the Council of State.Ruairí McKiernan was included on the prestigious list following a comprehensive nationwide study of social entrepreneurship throughout Ireland. Others listed include Fr Peter McVerry, Senator Lynne Ruane and a range of leading lights who are working to make Ireland a better place. Those selected were each profiled in a recent special supplement in the Sunday Times newspaper.McKiernan, who was born in Cavan and is part of the Keenaghan family from Bundoran, was appointed to the Council of State by President Michael D Higgins and is well known for his youth, community and campaign work.A business graduate, he worked for various multinational companies in the U.S and elsewhere before changing course to work for the health service in the North West. There he got involved in youth work and health promotion before founding the SpunOut youth organisation with friends Keith Corcoran from Laghey and Anna Lally from Rossnowlagh.In recent years he co-founded the Uplift campaign group and more recently he helped lead the establishment of the Gaelic Voices For Change, a movement of intercounty GAA football, hurling, and camogie stars. McKiernan also hosts a popular podcast called Love and Courage which features interviews with leading innovators and activists from around the world. He says it was the community volunteering of his parents that initially inspired him to follow his chosen path. “My mother volunteered for the local Credit Union and my dad was involved with the GAA, the Scouts, and Foróige. Growing up, volunteering and community activism was something that was normal and I think that’s the case for many people in Donegal and around the country.”“I think the many unsung heroes that are involved with community associations, youth groups, and sports clubs deserve huge credit for their efforts. They are the fabric of Irish society and this is where I get my inspiration.“For me, I want to dedicate myself to championing this community spirit and doing what I can to challenge injustice and help create a better country and world for our children and grandchildren to come.”McKiernan’s latest focus has seen him turn his attention to the music industry. His wife, Susan Quirke, otherwise known as the musician Susie Q, has just released the first track of her soon to be released debut album and Ruairi has been involved in helping produce the video for it.The video for the song ‘Home’, which has been attracting national and international attention, explores the refugee crisis and the concept of all humans belonging to a common home on planet earth. It is a subject matter close to Ruairi’s heart. “Growing up I learned about the colonisation of Ireland, the great hunger, and the injustices inflicted on this island. As I travelled around the world I could see that there were common themes to these injustices and that the exploitation of people continues today in different forms.”“In many ways, it is greed and injustice that has created the refugee crisis and for a nation that has always relied on emigration, I think it’s important for us to have a special awareness when it comes to others fleeing poverty, oppression, and war.“I’m not saying that we all have to go out and become campaigners but I do think we need more compassion. I think there is always something everyone can do to help leave the world in a better place than they found it. Better to light a candle than curse the darkness as the saying goes.”Bundoran man named as one of Ireland’s top 10 changemakers was last modified: January 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:changemakerRuairi McKiernanSpunOut
Fianna Fáil’s Agriculture Spokesperson, Charlie McConalogue says Minister Michael Creed has shown himself to be totally out of touch with the needs of farmers by refusing to bring forward the 1st July grass cutting date for Traditional Hay Meadows (THMs) for farmers in the GLAS Scheme.The Inishowen TD slammed that once again we are seeing Minister Creed being true to form – prioritising listening to his officials over ensuring that the needs of farmers are taken into account.“There is little doubt that flexibility could be shown as approval was given for extending the closing off date for THMs for farmers in difficulty as a result of the fodder crisis this Spring. However, it is obvious that the Minister didn’t have the will to do so. “However just as the Minister Creed doggedly refused to listen to farmers on the ground in advance of the fodder crisis, he is once again choosing not to intervene and provide the flexibility that would ensure farmers can save fodder by making full use of the current good weather spell.“Despite the matter being raised in the Dáil this week, the Minister inexplicably still refuses to budge.”He added that with fodder stocks and reserves at a historic low and hay barns empty, it is crucial that there is a strong harvest of fodder this year.“The Minister should recognise that it is important that farmers are allowed to avail of the good weather while it lasts. “We know that the current hot weather spell is presenting many challenges for the farming community with slower growth rates. They’re also having to be more vigilant in ensuring that animals are safe and have an adequate water supply. However, on the positive side it can allow those farmers who wish to save hay to do so and replenish fodder stocks. While the Minister does not control the weather, it should not be too much to expect that he responds appropriately to it.“It is still not too late to show consideration to those farmers who are waiting on the green light to commence cutting. If the Minister was to change his mind they could do so in full confidence that they will have the unbroken weather spell necessary to finish the job. I am calling on him to reconsider his current position and to react to the needs of farmers rather than continue to be captured by his civil servants”, concluded Deputy McConalogue.Minister out of touch with the needs of farmers yet again – McConalogue was last modified: June 28th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:Charlie McConaloguefarmingminister creed
9 september 2003President Thabo Mbeki wrapped up a hectic schedule of meeting with ordinary South Africans with addresses to religious bodies on Sunday.On Saturday, Mbeki addressed the Jewish Board of Deputies in Johannesburg, assured them of the government’s continued efforts to stamp out negative attitudes towards the community.Later on Saturday, the President opened an inaugural convention of South African Hindu organisations in Durban, saying all religions had a role to play in rebuilding the country from the destructive apartheid years.On Sunday, Mbeki attended the 93rd anniversary celebrations of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) – an organisation that boasts about four million followers across southern Africa – in Polokwane in Limpopo province.Although Mbeki did not address the gathering – in line with the Church’s policy of being non-politically aligned – a statement from his office reiterated the government’s stance that all religious groups have a role to play in fighting poverty, moral decay and underdevelopment.“We, as government, have a responsibility to all people who fall victim to marginalisation, fear and disempowerment, and we cannot allow any section of the community to plunge into a permanent sense of unease and displeasure,” Mbeki told the Jewish Board of Deputies, adding that Jewish people would always have a home in South Africa.Mbeki told the Hindu community that unlike the apartheid regime, the democratic government recognises all religions and believes that religious organisations must be at the forefront of inculcating religious and moral values in society.“Given our divided history, religious organisations have an important role to play in the reconstruction and development of our country, especially in the welfare and civil society sectors,” he said.Mbeki said the Hindu gathering was another tribute to Indian human rights activist Mahatma Ghandi, who fought for the betterment of humanity. “Mahatma Ghandi’s championship of the cause of the harijans teaches us that we must act in support of the poor and marginalised.”In a statement released ahead of Sunday’s ZCC ceremony, Mbeki said the ZCC and other African churches have an important role to play in efforts to promote an ethical, righteous and moral society.He added that the Church’s message of peace, Kgotso ga ebe le lona (Peace be with you), “provides an important lesson for all South Africans that together we can forge a peaceful country that can provide food, both material and spiritual, and a better life for all”.Source: BuaNews
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