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In Pictures: Laois Ladies football club get on board with 20×20 drive

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Twitter GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Home Sport GAA In Pictures: Laois Ladies football club get on board with 20×20 drive SportGAALadies Football One Ladies football club has firmly got behind the 20×20 campaign by hosting an event recently.Timahoe Ladies, Laois’s most success Ladies football club, were in Stradbally GAA recently for a series of blitzes and games aimed at promoting their sport.20×20 is about creating a cultural shift in our perception of girls and women in sport. GAA TAGS20x20Timahoe Ladies Facebook In Pictures: Laois Ladies football club get on board with 20×20 drive Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleBattle for the last seat in Portlaoise set to go right down to the wireNext articleExtra time heartbreak for Stradbally Town as Monksland claim Combined Counties Cup Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. SEE ALSO – ‘I have nightmares about it,’ Mountmellick shop-owner expresses her dread surrounding Post Office move GAA WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 25th May 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results By increasing visibility of women’s sport it will become a greater part of who we are and what we follow. There is already so much to celebrate when it comes to women’s sport in Ireland, but there isn’t enough noise.The initiative seeks to change the subliminal bias in the Irish psyche that exists around girls and boys, or women and men, when it comes to sport.Timahoe Ladies PRO Yvonne Hennessy said: “We are supporting the 20×20 campaign.“Our senior girls have also pledged to help out at underage training to alert our underage cohort that women in sport are important and we as a society must value it just as much as men in sport.“Our senior girls are excellent role models and we need to bridge the gap between underage and adult football for our club.”Check out some pictures from the day below: 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

25th Annual Bromont Three-Day Event

first_img Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews The 25th annual Bromont Three Day Event will take place June 9 to 12, 2011, at Bromont Olympic Park in Bromont, Quebec. Representing the highest level of eventing competition offered in Canada, more than 150 athletes will compete for over $30,000 in prize money.Olympians from around the world will be arriving in Bromont with their horses, hoping to win this year’s Bromont Three Day Event. Canada’s top riders will be in attendance, as will competitors from Australia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Mexico, the United States, and many other nations.Often described as the triathalon of equestrian sport, eventing features three separate phases of competition. The opening phase, dressage, will be held in the Bromont Olympic Park’s refurbished stadium on Thursday and Friday. The thrilling and spectator-friendly cross-country phase takes place Saturday, as horses and riders gallop around the course designed by Derek Di Grazia, negotiating natural obstacles at great speed. The Bromont Three Day Event concludes on Sunday with the show jumping phase, which will ultimately determine the overall winners.The winner of the CCI*** division of the Bromont Three Day Event will be awarded the ‘Todd Sandler Perpetual Trophy,’ commemorating the memory of the aspiring 18-year-old from Dollard des Ormeaux, Québec, who died in a car accident on April 26, 1999, while returning home from the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event.The site of the equestrian events for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Bromont Olympic Park continues to evolve as a world-class facility, attracting numerous athletes and spectators to the Eastern Townships in Quebec each year.For more information on the Bromont Three Day Event, please visit Tags: Bromont Three-Day Event, last_img read more

Vermont senators throttle US Supreme Court over campaign finance ruling

first_imgThe Supreme Court Wednesday issued its ruling in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission.  In a 5-4 decision, the Court, once again, reversed long-standing precedent and declared aggregate limits on campaign contributions in elections to be unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment.“Four years after the US Supreme Court handed down its controversial Citizens United decision, five justices once again have decided to rule on the side of moneyed interests and against the American people,” Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) said in a statement following the ruling. “As Justice Breyer warned in his dissent, ‘Taken together with Citizens United v Federal Election Comm’n, today’s decision eviscerates our Nation’s campaign finance laws, leaving a remnant incapable of dealing with the grave problems of democratic  legitimacy that those laws were intended to resolve.’  I could not agree with him more. “With this latest shock to our electoral system, the divided Roberts court again chose to dismantle campaign finance laws which had protected hardworking Americans for decades.  This ruling will empower billionaires to drown out the voices of everyday Americans in all future campaigns, threatening all states, and especially smaller states like Vermont.  It is yet another blow to a democracy for all Americans.  As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I intend to hold a hearing about the impact of these alarming Supreme Court decisions that have eviscerated our campaign finance laws.”Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) also blasted the Supreme Court, saying in a statement: “Freedom of speech, in my view, does not mean the freedom to buy the United States government. “The ruling gives wealthy donors like the billionaires Charles and David Koch more power to influence elections. An earlier ruling in Citizens United v FEC resulted in a record $7 billion being spent in the 2012 election cycle, including at least $400 million by the Koch brothers alone. “What world are the five conservative Supreme Court justices living in? To equate the ability of billionaires to buy elections with ‘freedom of speech’ is totally absurd. The Supreme Court is paving the way toward an oligarchic form of society in which a handful of billionaires like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson will control our political process.” At issue in the latest case was a limit on how much donors may give to all candidates and political organizations during a two-year federal election cycle. The cap now is $123,200. That includes a separate $48,600 limit on contributions to individual candidates during 2013 and 2014. A separate $2,600 limit on how much one individual may give to any specific candidate for Congress in any election is not directly at stake in this case. The latest ruling comes on the heels of a 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United, which threw out campaign funding laws that limited what individuals and corporations could spend on elections. Since that ruling, campaign spending by Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, the Koch brothers and a handful of other billionaire families has “fundamentally undermined American democracy,” Sanders stated. Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn that ruling and make clear preventing quid pro quo corruption is not the only reason we should regulate campaign finance. His amendment and a companion measure in the House by Rep Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) would make it clear that the right to vote and the ability to make campaign contributions and expenditures belong only to real people.The amendment would effectively prevent corporations from bankrolling election campaigns. Congress and states would have specific authority to regulate campaign finances by, for example, limiting donations, requiring disclosure of donors or creating public-financing systems for campaigns.Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos released this statement: “I find today’s Supreme Court ruling to strike down aggregate campaign contribution limits to be a disheartening blow to those of us who, on the state level, are working hard to keep corruption out of politics and ensure fair and transparent elections. This ruling, along with the 2010 Citizens United decision, clearly illustrates a disturbing trend that allows the wealthiest voters to have the loudest voice. “Justice Clarence Thomas stated that he would have stripped away all contribution limits – this is the absolute wrong attitude for Americaand it is certainly the wrong attitude for Vermont. “This extremely worrying trend in court rulings only strengthens my personal conviction that we can do better when it comes to transparency in campaign finance. If the Supreme Court is determined to strip away Vermont’s ability to limit campaign contributions than I will redouble my own efforts to work with and support the Vermont legislature in making sure that the people ofVermont have the ability to track every penny that enters the political system in this state.center_img “Vermonters, and all Americans, should have the right to know who is influencing or trying to buy elections.” “Furthermore, these court rulings tie the hands of state legislatures when it comes to limiting campaign finance contributions.last_img read more

DHL plans to boost revenues and earnings through 2015

first_imgHaving announced its two-pillar Strategy 2015, based on mail and logistics last year, the group has now further specified the targets for its DHL divisions, announcing that the Group intends to generate annual EBIT growth by an average of 13 percent to 15 percent through 2015, based on an expected operating profit of more than EUR1.3 billion (USD1.7 billion) this year and assuming the absence of another major global economic downturn. In the process, which will be impacted in the next two years by investments in the further development of the existing business, the company expects earnings momentum to accelerate towards the end of the period.In the Global Forwarding, Freight division, which includes DHL Industrial Projects, DHL expects to increase revenues in airfreight by 6 percent to 8 percent annually and in seafreight by an average of 7 to 8 percent.In order to achieve its goals, the Group will invest in an range of strategic initiatives over the next few years, with the primary focus on developing new products, tapping new customer groups and expanding the company’s market position in rapidly growing industrial sectors. Specifically, DHL is concentrating on the life sciences & healthcare, technology and energy industries.last_img read more