McInnes believes Flood can step up

first_img The 28-year-old former Celtic midfielder, who joined from Dundee United last summer, is said to have impressed Martin O’Neill’s assistant, Roy Keane, ahead of the new management team’s debut against Serbia next month. The former Irish Under-21 international has helped Aberdeen into the Scottish League Cup and William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-finals in the last two weeks, and won the central midfield battle along with Barry Robson during a 2-1 fifth-round win at Celtic Park. Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has hailed the impact of Willo Flood amid reports the midfielder is in line for an Ireland call-up. McInnes said: “I’m always wary of club managers pushing their players too much for international honours and I don’t know the strength in depth of the Republic of Ireland. “But if you’re asking me about the credentials of Willo Flood as a footballer, he has been such an important signing for me as a manager. “He brings a consistency of performance, he brings an attitude to the team, he brings a personality to training every day, and he brings a real mentality to the whole club. Any manager is drawn to that type of player. “He can play as well. He’s got good feet, he chips in with the odd goal. But he always brings a level of performance. When Willo Flood is on your team sheet, you know exactly what you’re going to get. “If he’s part of a successful Aberdeen team, which we hope he will be, then him and a few others might just be able to get the opportunity to be in international managers’ thoughts. “If they have been watching him of late, they will only be impressed.” Meanwhile, McInnes has challenged his players to treat their Scottish Premiership clash at St Mirren Park on Saturday like their recent cup ties. He added: “They have got to take the confidence from those sort of results but recognise at the same time that, just because you beat Celtic and win a semi-final, it doesn’t say it will be automatic against St Mirren. “There’s a challenge there, 11 players from their team trying to stop us winning, and we have got to be ready to go toe to toe with that. The same motivation has got to be there.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Wellington received 1.5 inches of rain this morning

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — That was a rain storm last night. Around 1.5 inches of rain fell on Wellington this morning starting around 2 a.m. The wind was as ferocious as the rain was thick. This trampoline is located not in its original position next to Crestview Road (Oilfield Road) in northwest Wellington.For the summer, Wellington has had 8.3 inches in June, 5.0 inches in July and 1.5 in August. That is 14.8 inches of rain since May. However, we are still considered in a category D2 which is considered a “severe drought” which is the third category on a five-category scale according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor released on Aug. 5 (see drought monitor here.) It will be interesting to see where we will be next week. Obviously, the drought of the past three years still has a grip on the area despite the latest plethora of rain. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down None · 313 weeks ago Amy, is this your trampoline again? How funny… Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Nelson Youth Soccer grads continue to shine on university circuit

first_imgPretty soon roundball enthusiasts are going to call the University of Calgary, Nelson East.The Dinos coaching staffs have locked up no less than four Nelson Youth Soccer recruits onto varsity teams, with three coming from the graduating class of 2012 — Andrea Stinson, Taylor Stewart and Mitch Melanson.The other Nelson Youth Soccer grad, Luke Mori, is in his second season with the Dinos varsity men’s squad.“Things are going pretty good school wise, but I’ve been out with a high ankle sprain,” said Dino a disappointed midfielder Andrea Stinson.“I just got my air cast off so I don’t know when I’ll be back on the field. (I guess) it depends how rehab goes.”Stinson’s rehab hasn’t gone that well.The speedy midfielder missed trips to Prince George and Winnipeg.The injury has only added to what has been a frustrating freshman campaign.“We had a rough start to the season playing two of our toughest matches against UBC and Trinity Western,” the Kinesiology major explained.“With such a young squad, our abilities were definitely tested.” “This year has truly been a building year so I can’t wait to see what next year brings. My injury has definitely been bringing me down so I hope to recover before the end of the season.”Calgary split a pair of games in Winnipeg to drop to 3-4-3 on the season.The transition from rep soccer to university has been quite smooth for the two female stars from Nelson.“It definitely helps having someone you know on the field,” Stinson said about her longtime teammate, Taylor Stewart.“Not only do we work well together on the field, but it’s nice to have someone so close off the field as well.”Playing university ball is a bit of a grind for student athletes.Not only is there the commitment to fellow teammates and coaches, but also there is university profs that want their assignments handed in on time.“The biggest transition is definitely the speed of the game and the amount of time you have with the ball,” Stinson said.“Combining school with Dinos hasn’t been too difficult, but at times it’s hard to have a social life along with everything else.”There are no playoffs for the Dino women. So the long grind comes to an end this weekend when Calgary hosts Regina and Saskatchewan.For the men, the Dinos host Saskatchewan for a pair of home games before traveling to Edmonton to meet provincial rival, Alberta.Calgary, 5-4-2 for second in the Prairie Division, has been on a roll, winning three straight.A great finish should power the Dinos into the playoffs in November.OVERTIME: There are two other NYS grads playing in Alberta. Defender Brittany Wheeler and midfield Morag Paterson are with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. Wheeler has fit right in to the Pronghorns starting every game for Lethbridge. Wheeler has one assist on the season with the point coming against former teammates Stinson and Stewart in a 3-2 loss to the Dinos. Wheeler, Paterson, Stewart and Stinson all played for the Kootenay Thunder regional team. . . .Stewart’s three older sisters all played university ball. Heather played at University of Victoria while Amy and Jillian were stars at Simon Fraser University.last_img read more

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Five keys for Raiders against Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium

first_imgJon Gruden won’t call the Coliseum home after the 2019 season, but he he’ll have a yearly visit to Arrowhead Stadium as long as he coaches the Raiders.While the home stadium of the Kansas City Chiefs has been inhospitable at times for Gruden and a Raiders house of horrors for the last decade, it remains a venue close to his heart. He calls it a must-see facility for any football fan.“I like the old school stadiums personally,” Gruden said. “Nothing against the new ones, they are fantastic …last_img read more

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Meeting with Judge Judi — AgriPOWER Session 4 blog

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentBy Trish Raridan Preston, AgriPOWER Class X participantOur AgriPOWER class focused our November session on two primary topics: state level governmental and judicial affairs and sustainability. Our travels brought us to the capital city of Columbus, which is where we met up with Supreme Court Justice Judi French, who gave us a personal tour of her courtroom, as well as shared with us the judicial process for the court. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet with several of our elected officials through legislative visits in the House of Representatives. Our discussions were a mosaic of topics that were concerns we brought from our various home counties and an illustration of the broad experiences and backgrounds from which we each hail. From water quality management to funding for 4-H and extension education to the opioid crisis hitting all of our communities in devastating ways, we shared personal stories from our home farms and neighbors. We received empathetic and compassionate responses and encouragement that our voices were heard.In addition to our visits at the statehouse and supreme court, we learned about the lobbying process from OFBF lobbyists. We covered judicial issues and legal authority with OFBF policy counsel Leah Curtis. We were led through a workshop on conflict management with Dr. Jeff King from the Leadership Center at Ohio State. Dr. Doug Jackson-Smith, assistant director for the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, gave a lecture on sustainable agriculture. We learned that the answers to what is sustainable is most often best answered by “it depends” because each operation and situation is different and must be evaluated for its progress to move towards sustainable outcomes involving people, planet and profit.With hard hats on and bright reflective vests, we were invited into the Rumpke Recycling facility to watch the recycling process in action. Who knew “trash” could be so interesting! We were fascinated with the process and meticulous care each employee takes to ensure a quality recycling stream. For instance, aluminum cans that come into the facility are recycled and back on your grocers shelf within 60 days. We learned about markets for recycled products and how they are working every day to find new ways to use recycled materials and close the circle.Our adventures ended with a visit to the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg. We were introduced to the new ODA director along with several of the deputy directors. We toured a few of the labs including the residue lab and the animal lab. We were shown the great amount of care and labor that goes into each case that comes into the facility. The veterinarian staff is one of the best in the country and they work tirelessly to keep our food supply and animal populations, both domestic and wild, healthy through their thorough investigations and partnerships with agencies and animal producers all across the state.I leave each month from our AgriPOWER sessions with that “mind blown” feeling. Each time, I am rewarded with workshops to build my leadership skills, introductions to topics I knew nothing about before or opportunities to see processes in action that open my eyes to a whole new understanding and enlightenment. I have been incredibly lucky to be a part of this leadership institute and grateful to our many sponsors and speakers (and the outstanding OFB staff) who have provided all of us this opportunity. We appreciate your investment into our leadership growth more than you know.Other AgriPOWER Class X blogsJacob Hoelscher learns about the importance of agvocacy.Laramie Wells discusses Farm Bureau’s roots.Lindsey Walls describes the care taken to raise pigs.Megan Dresbach is ready to change the misperceptions about agriculture.AgriPOWER has inspired Doug Franz to become a county Farm Bureau board member.D.C. trip was a moving experience for Amanda Hill.Katie Esselburn talks about how she’s rooted in agriculture.Amy Hamilton learns how the legislative, judicial branches work.   Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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The Most Important of All Skills

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 One of the more important skills one needs is to develop is the skill of self-development and improvement. It is also one of the more difficult skills to acquire, unless one happened to be born with the deficiency need for growth. Without the skill of being able to develop and improve oneself, one cannot reach one’s full potential (something that, as far as we can tell no human being has been able to do, all of us having a greater capacity than we can possibly imagine).Comfort Is the EnemyOne of the reasons it is so difficult to develop the skill of self-development and improvement is that one becomes comfortable. Comfort is the feeling that one has when we are avoiding pain, struggle, strife, or exertion. Comfort is the feeling of having enough, and not being driven to be more, do more, have more, or contribute more. Comfort is the enemy because it leads to complacency, and complacency is the recipe for standing still.There is something to be said for the idea of “enough.” There is also something to be said for being pleased without being satisfied, especially as it pertains to one reaching their full potential.DesireIf you want to develop the skill that leads to all other skills, self-development and improvement, it starts with desire. It’s the desire to be more than you are right now and recognizing there is some area where you can and should produce better results. It might also start with the desire to have more than you have now, even though that idea is not popular in some quarters. You may also desire the ability to do something you presently are incapable of doing, or something you want to master. Or maybe you want to make a greater contribution, and developing yourself into the person who can make that contribution is what drives you forward in developing some new skill.Will and Self DisciplineThose with the skill of self-development have certain character traits and attributes that allow them to develop new skills and to improve themselves. The primary character traits are the will to act and the self-discipline to do so over longer periods of time; those who do not develop themselves never develop those traits. Like a great martial artist, they are willing to practice the same thing hundreds or thousands of times until they gain mastery. They’re able to stay on the mat and do the work without any loss of enthusiasm, and without giving up. Where others dabble, those with the skill to develop other skills and improve themselves go deep.What one person is capable of, so are others. This is the belief of those with the skill to develop other skills. There are not very many things that appear to be out of the realm of possibility for those who have the mindset and the skill set to improve themselves. Most, however, believe that what one person is capable of, is too difficult for them. When they are infected with a negative belief system, they believe that natural talent is the difference, or that some individual’s achievements are the result of luck. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who develop themselves pay the price in full for the skills and abilities they develop before anyone recognizes their mastery.last_img read more

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Sallu poaching SRK buddies

first_imgSalman KhanSalman Khan seems to have taken it upon himself to ensure Shah Rukh Khan’s list of foes increase.Farah Khan opted for Salman instead of SRK in her next film after picking Akshay Kumar for Tees Maar Khan. Now Salman is making her feel special. We learnt that to mark Farah’s 44th birthday, he has planned a special bash.The actor is holding a get-together for all her family members and friends at his farmhouse in Panvel, Navi Mumbai.Salman has been good friends with Farah’s hubby Shirish Kunder too. We wonder if Sallu is doing this only to ensure that Farah doesn’t get back on the old backslapping terms with SRK.last_img read more

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10 months agoEverton boss Silva has big plans for McCarthy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva has big plans for McCarthyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are ready to release James McCarthy for loan next month.The Mirror says McCarthy is returning to full fitness after a double break in his leg suffered last January and will be involved over Christmas, but the club want him to get back to regular action – and that is unlikely to be on offer at Goodison Park.Marco Silva sees a big part for McCarthy in his long-term plans, but he is happy to let him leave on a loan deal for the season.The Republic of Ireland star, 28, has interest from Fulham, Brighton and Burnley, and will talk with Silva before deciding on which club would be best. last_img read more

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Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert

first_imgCosta Rica declared a health alert Wednesday because of various new cases of malaria related to travel and immigration to and from Nicaragua, where the disease has a much broader presence.The Ministry of Public Health announced in a statement that the alert will trigger increased vigilance of all potential cases in the country, particularly in low-lying areas, as well as increased communication regarding malaria symptoms.“Because of the high and constant migration rates between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, mostly for work-related reasons, and taking into account that [Nicaragua] is an area of high endemic [malaria presence] and has recently reported an increased number of cases, we have decided to declare a health alert for increased risk of transmission of malaria in Costa Rica,” the statement indicated.Malaria is transmitted through mosquito bites in areas of less than 500 meters (approximately 1,600 feet) above sea level. Its symptoms include fever, chills, headaches and muscular pain.Costa Rica had no malaria cases between 2012 and 2015, but this year has reported nine cases in different parts of the country. Facebook Comments Related posts:First Zika virus case reported in Costa Rica Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zikalast_img read more

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