Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has welcomed the election of Tim Cullinan to the role of President of the Irish Farmers Association.Tim Cullinan, a pig farmer from Toomevara, Co Tipperary, was elected as the 16th president of the country’s largest farming organisation on Tuesday evening in Dublin.Mr Cullinan, who is the IFA’s treasurer, won the vote following a count of almost 23,000 votes from 944 IFA branches countrywide. Deputy McConalogue has also extended his congratulations to the new Deputy President and new Regional Chairpersons.“I want to congratulate Tim Cullinan on his successful election as President of the IFA.“This is an extremely important time for Irish farming.“Beef farmers have experienced one of their most difficult years in recent memory. “Beef prices have fell and there have been difficulties in exporting calves with capacity issues, the Mercosur deal and the looming threat of Brexit.“The Beef Market Taskforce has had a difficult start but progress is now being made, however, I do back IFA calls that an urgent meeting of the taskforce is needed as the Irish price of beef and the Bord Bia export benchmark price has widened to 24c/kg, with the gap with the UK over 50c/kg.“This is unsustainable.“In the coming months the next CAP will be finalised.“It is important we advocate for the very best for Irish farmers during this process. “I look forward to working with Tim Cullinan when he takes up his role, and during his term and wish him and the new team well,” said Deputy McConalogue. McConalogue welcomes election of new IFA President was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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 McConaloguedonegalIFA Presidentirish farmers association
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“The MRI (scan) showed a grade one injury of his illiopsoas on his right leg,” his management said in a statement.“He will be resting over the next days once back in Spain and will start with anti-inflammatory physiotherapy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He will start his rehabilitation and pre-adaptation process to the tennis court in two weeks, starting progressively his training and practice.”The Nadal team said the Spanish star was expected to be fully recovered in three weeks and could resume playing in Acapulco late next month. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC It was the second time Nadal had been forced to pull out with injury in Melbourne after calling it quits in the third set of his 2010 quarter-final against Andy Murray with a knee problem. LATEST STORIES Spain’s Rafael Nadal receives treatment from a trainer during his quarterfinal against Croatia’s Marin Cilic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.The 16-time Grand Slam champion had a scan in a Melbourne hospital after he retired early in the fifth set of his match with Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “Three weeks is the normal time to totally recover and he will resume his tennis schedule as planned, playing Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami,” the statement said.The Spaniard was forced to withdraw when trailing Marin Cilic 0-2 in the fifth set and called on tour organisers to do more to halt injuries to top players.His comments followed the withdrawals of Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori before the tournament started and Novak Djokovic struggling ahead of his exit on Monday.“Somebody who is running the tour should think a little bit about what’s going on. Too many people are getting injured,” Nadal said.“I don’t know if they think a little bit about the health of the players. I don’t know if we keep playing on these very hard surfaces what’s going to happen in the future with our lives.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WWE star Enzo Amore fired after rape allegation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
ALL FOR NAUGHTMessi did his part, and then some.At 29 years old, Messi had another superb individual season worthy of the player widely considered to be the best in the world.The club’s all-time top scorer broke the 50-goal barrier for the fifth time in his career, scoring a league-high 37 goals to go with 16 in other competitions.Beyond the goals, he was the team’s best playmaker, showing his unequaled sense of knowing when to fall back into midfield to pass, and when he needed to take it straight at the defense.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES A coach who says he is tired of managing is not the ideal candidate to rally the troops. Luis Enrique even admitted he was burned out midway through the season.The former Barcelona midfielder will leave the club following three seasons that can only be judged as very successful despite his team’s dip in form during his last year.Under Luis Enrique, Barcelona has won the Champions League, the Club World Cup, two Spanish leagues and a pair of Copa del Rey titles.It will have a chance for a third Copa del Rey when it plays Alaves in the final on Saturday in Luis Enrique’s last match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Those extra options let Iniesta play only the important games, and start in just 13 of 38 matches.But the plan backfired when his substitutes failed to come even close to replicating his passing and playmaking skills.That meant Barcelona lost its signature dominance in midfield, leaving its defense exposed to too many counterattacks while Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar waited too long to get the ball.___MISSED OPPORTUNITYIf there is one date when Barcelona had the perfect chance to catch Madrid and take control of the title race it was April 8.Madrid stumbled at home against crosstown rival Atletico Madrid, which earned a 1-1 draw on a late goal by Antoine Griezmann. That opened the door for Barcelona to move in front if it could win at Malaga hours later.Instead, Barcelona self-destructed, falling 2-0 after Neymar was sent off for two senseless yellow cards.___TIRED COACH Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo But the statistics didn’t mean much in the end because those great numbers and Messi’s continued excellence couldn’t compensate for costly losses to underdog sides and the subpar contribution of Barcelona’s role players.The Catalan club rallied from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2 on Sunday at Camp Nou, but Madrid won 2-0 at Malaga to finish three points ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingHere’s a look at Messi’s season and how his team let him down:___ Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Messi added another memorable match to his archive by upstaging Cristiano Ronaldo in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Madrid in April, when he scored a brilliant equalizer to make it 1-1 before snatching the victory with a stoppage-time goal to stun the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.___SLOW STARTBarcelona only won three of its first seven home matches, digging itself a hole that it could never recover from.But of its four losses this season, the one it will rue the most was a perplexing 2-1 defeat to promoted Alaves back in September at the Camp Nou.That stumble proved to be the only home loss of the season, and those three points ended up making the difference.___IRREPLACEABLE INIESTABarcelona coach Luis Enrique had the plan to not overwork Andres Iniesta, who was entering his 15th season at the age of 32.So last offseason, the club brought in reinforcements Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez to help Sergi Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Rafinha and Arda Turan give Iniesta time off. Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ Cignal boosts bid with addition of Jose, Sara Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Real Madrid captains Sergio Ramos, top, and Marcelo, left, gestures to supporters next to the goddess Cibeles monument as they celebrate with teammates after winning the Spanish La Liga soccer tournament title at the Cibeles square in Madrid, early hours of the Monday, May 22, 2017. Real Madrid has won the Spanish soccer championship on 33 times. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)BARCELONA, Spain — For Barcelona, this season’s Spanish league title will go down as the one that got away.A league-high 116 goals scored, four fewer goals conceded than champion Real Madrid, and the competitions’ top two scorers in Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez should have been enough to win the title for the third straight year.ADVERTISEMENT 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Despite K Sasikiran’s stalemate with a player ranked far below him, Indian men managed to outsmart Kyrgyzstan 3.5-0.5, while their women counterparts defeated Turkmenistan by a similar scoreline, on the opening day of team chess competition on Thursday.Second seed Sasi was held by Nurdin Samakov (2380) after P Harikrishna gave India a 1-0 lead by beating Algis Shakuraliev. GN Gopal and B Adhiban got the better of their respective rivals Nasyr Akylbekov and Semet Tologontegin rfespectively to increase the lead.Indian men stood tied in third place with Vietnam after the first-round win, with Iran and Qatar in joint lead with four points each.The women, even in the absence of individual silver medallist Dronavalli Harika, were too good, with Tania Sachdev, Meenakshi Subbaraman and Nisha Mohota, winning their ties, while Eesha Karavade was held to a draw by her Turkmenistan rival Mekhri Geldiyeva.The women were in fifth position with 3.5 points, behind joint leaders Bangladesh, China, Iran and Uzbekistan. Sixteen teams are in fray for medals in the men’s section, while a dozen women outfits are vying for honours.- With inputs from PTI
Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles They started doing that after halftime, but the Blazers answered time after time, getting 15 points from Hood, 11 from Al-Farouq Aminu and 10 from Zach Collins.BANGED UPDenver sparkplug forward Torrey Craig’s nose was bloodied after he was knocked down and slammed into teammate Monte Morris’ foot early in the second quarter. Moments after Craig hobbled off, leaving a trail of blood, Maurice Harkless rolled his right ankle and also left the game.Harkless didn’t return but Craig came back in the second half.Jamal Murray spent part of the fourth quarter on the stationary bike trying to loosen up his tight right thigh. He missed 12 of 18 shots.Craig, whose insertion into the starting lineup turned around the Nuggets’ first-round series against San Antonio, returned with a face mask with 3 minutes left in the third quarter. He immediately grabbed a rebound and his 3-pointer with a minute left in the quarter was Denver’s first since 1:11 of the first quarter.“I think Torrey Craig is the unsung hero of the game,” Malone said. “He’s got some (guts). He’s got some toughness.”SCUFFLEJokic pushed Kanter, who slammed into Craig with 43.5 seconds left on a made free throw. Murray took exception to Kanter staring down the fallen Craig and a scuffle ensued at midcourt. The two were assessed a double technical.BOW TIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is pulled away from a scrum by guard CJ McCollum (3) as guard Damian Lillard, right, watches during the second half of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Denver. Portland won 97-90. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — After giving up 39 points to Damian Lillard in the opener, the Denver Nuggets were determined to make sure Portland’s role players would have to bear the burden of evening up the series.His teammates were up to the task on a night that Lillard, who came in averaging 34.8 points in the playoffs, was held to 14 points on 5-of-17 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT CJ McCollum led six Trail Blazers in double figures with 20 points in a 97-90 victory at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night that evened their series 1-1.“It’s very important,” said Enes Kanter, who chipped in 15 points for Portland. “Teams can’t guard him with one man. They were sending double-teams, triple-teams. That’s when I said, ‘He’s making himself better, but at the same time he’s making everybody else better around him.’ He was passing the ball, really active on defense. He’s been unbelievable, man.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe series shifts to Portland for Game 3 Friday night, and Lillard’s hoping a return to the Moda Center will help him find his long-range rhythm after he misfired on 14 of 19 3-pointers in Denver.The Nuggets trimmed a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to 95-90 in the final minute thanks to an astonishing 14 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter and a 19-9 run before Rodney Hood’s two free throws with 17 seconds left iced it. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Stotts and his assistants rocked bow ties Wednesday night in honor of Jon Yim, the team’s video coordinator and player development coach who was seriously injured in an auto accident last week that left him hospitalized with a broken leg and collapsed lung.“That was dope,” Harkless said. “I thought it was pretty cool. They all took a picture before the game in the locker room, probably send it to him. That’s a cool gesture. We all wish he was here. We’re all praying for him. We feel him. He’s a big part of our team still. We’ll see him when we get home.”TIP-INS:Portland: Harkless and Aminu combined for 10 points in the first quarter after being held to a combined four points in Game 1.Denver: Will Barton sank two foul shots with 8:19 left in the fourth quarter after an odd sequence in which the Jokic missed a jumper and the Nuggets missed five put-backs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Olympic runner Caster Semenya loses fight over testosterone rules View comments MOST READ “The good news is they had all of those offensive rebounds but they didn’t convert a lot,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “They were 8 for 24 on second-chance points. We were fortunate we came away not hurt as badly as we could have been on the offensive boards.”Nikola Jokic had 16 points and 14 boards but got off to a slow start and wasn’t nearly the take-control force he was in Game 1, when he scored 37 points.“The last quarter we missed a lot of put-backs, but 23 offensive rebounds is a big number,” Jokic said. “The first half we had open shots but we didn’t make any of those.”With Jokic taking — and missing — just one shot in the first quarter and scoring six points in the first half, the Nuggets trailed 50-35 at halftime after the franchise’s worst quarter ever at home in the playoffs, one in which they made just 5 of 23 shots and missed all 10 of their 3-pointers.Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he admonished his team at halftime, “‘if you’re not making shots, maybe attack the basket, maybe get to the foul line, maybe get to the rim.’”ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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BALTIMORE — Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 8 and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, apparently shows Rice and Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino.Each hits the other before Rice knocks Palmer off her feet and into a railing. An earlier TMZ video showed Rice dragging Palmer, now his wife, from the elevator at the Revel casino, which closed Sept. 2.The Ravens said earlier Sept. 8 that they never saw the new video. Hours later, they sent out a one-sentence release: “The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon.”The NFL also took action, saying on Twitter that Commissioner “Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence that became available today he has indefinitely suspended Ray Rice.”Coach John Harbaugh was expected to talk Monday night after practice.The NFL suspended Rice for two games in July for domestic violence, a punishment at the time that received widespread criticism in different circles.“We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. “That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.”Goodell indicated as much on Aug. 1 when during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend.“When we’re going through the process of evaluating the issue and whether there will be discipline, you look at all of the facts that you have available to us,” Goodell said. “Law enforcement normally has more … information, facts, than we have. We’ll get as much as we possibly can.”Rice’s lawyer, Michael Diamondstein, declined to comment when contacted by The Associated Press.The 27-year-old Rice was charged with felony aggravated assault in the case, but in May he was accepted into a pre-trial intervention program that allowed him to avoid jail time and could lead to the charge being purged from his record.After Goodell drew criticism not being tough enough on Rice, in a letter to all 32 NFL owners in August he wrote, “My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values.”“I didn’t get it right,” he added. “Simply put, we have to do better. And we will.” First-time offenders now face a six-game suspension.Rice began his suspension Sept. 7, when the Ravens opened their season with a 23-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He was scheduled to return after the Sept. 11th game against Pittsburgh. According to the terms of his suspension, Rice could not be with the team and must work out alone.Rice hasn’t spoken often to the media since his arrest, but on July 31 called his actions “inexcusable” and said this is “something I have to live with the rest of my life.”He added: “I know that’s not who I am as a man. That’s not who my mom raised me to be. If anybody knows me, they know I was raised by a single parent, and that was my mother. I let her down, I let my wife down, I let my daughter down. I let my wife’s parents down. I let the whole Baltimore community down. I let my teammates down. I let so many people down because of 30 seconds of my life that I know I can’t take back.”(DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
For the seventh straight year, President of the United States Barack Obama has joined ESPN’s Andy Katz to unveil his March Madness picks. “Baracketology”, as it’s now known, hasn’t been all that successful, but it has been entertaining.This year, Obama went mostly chalk. While he has a number of interesting upsets in the first round, he has seeds ranked 1-4 for 15 of his 16 Sweet Sixteen slots. Davidson, a 10-seed, is the only squad he thinks will wind up pulling two upsets.All the President’s picks: Check out his NCAA Tournament Bracket → http://t.co/ENqqesV08s #Baracketology pic.twitter.com/gYREANLa6P— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 18, 2015Obama has Kentucky over Villanova in the final. He thinks that UK is going to finish the season 40-0. Here’s his entire bracket, via ESPN. What do you think of the President’s picks?
FREDERICTON – New Brunswickers are getting a glimpse of how legalized marijuana may be sold in the province.Although the provincial government hasn’t yet announced a retail model, NB Liquor has put out a tender call for “cannabis retail” spaces across the province.The tender seeks 3,000-square-foot spaces in 15 communities that include parking and delivery truck space. Some cities will get multiple stores — including three in Moncton and Saint John, and two in Fredericton.The tender also includes images of what the stores may look like — upscale-looking outlets similar in appearance to newly built liquor stores, with floor plans specifying locations of vaults and displays.It includes maps showing the limited areas in each community where stores may be located. They must be 300 metres from schools, playground and daycares, with preference given to locations near major grocery and retail outlets.The retail spaces are to be “substantially completed” by the end of May.The deadline for the bids closes November 10.Ottawa has introduced legislation to legalize recreational weed by July 1, but left distribution and regulation to the provinces.Last month, the province created a new Crown corporation to oversee recreational marijuana sales, and signed deals with two suppliers.Finance Minister Cathy Rogers said the Crown corporation will not directly conduct retail operations.A New Brunswick legislature committee has recommended selling marijuana through government-operated stores to anyone 19 years or older.A Deloitte report last fall suggested recreational marijuana could be worth about $22.6 billion to the Canadian economy.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A headline on a previous version may have misstated the number of stores.