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Bills Hall of Famer Kelly cancer free

first_img Beau Lund Kelly was initially diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his upper jaw in 2013. The cancer then returned in 2014 and again 2018.He played in Buffalo from 1988-1996 and led the team to four straight Super Bowl appearances between 1991-1994.A five-time Pro Bowler, Kelly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2002.Kelly was selected as the Jimmy V Award winner at last year’s ESPYs on ESPN.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. View this post on Instagram Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRich Barnes/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is cancer free once again.His wife Jill announced the news on Instagram, writing “We finally got the results from Jim’s recent MRI…CLEAN! We finally got back the results from Jim’s recent MRI…CLEAN! Thank GOD! It took a bit longer than usual because of all the reconstruction Jim has had inside his mouth. They wanted to be certain that all was good… This extra waiting has been a reminder for me. A reminder to remember the WHO and not the what. The bigger picture and not the present outcome. Although God is in all of it, I needed to be reminded (yet again) that this is not the end of the story. It’s a page. A chapter. It’s part of the greater story. Hope this reminds you that THIS (whatever your “this” is) is NOT the end of the story. Immeasurably more is always in store for those who hope in the Lord! AMEN!A post shared by Jill Kelly (@jillmkelly) on Jan 18, 2019 at 10:49am PST January 19, 2019 /Sports News – National Bills Hall of Famer Kelly cancer freelast_img read more

OEA/Zara Buren Memorial Award Recipient Announced

first_imgThe Ontario Eventing Association, in partnership with the Zara Buren Memorial Foundation, is pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural Zara Buren Memorial Award. Avery Brennan, an eventer from the Ottawa area, will receive a $6,000 dollar grant as well as a cooler and bonnet in burgundy, Zara’s show colours.A total of 18 applicants applied for this award. The selection committee was comprised of members of the Ontario Eventing Association Board of Directors as well as Zara’s family.Said Olympian, Pan Am and WEG medalist Selena O’Hanlon, who coaches Avery, “I am thrilled for Avery and for the eventing community with this choice. Avery shows excellent sportsmanship in every aspect of this sport. He’s a very kind and thoughtful person, a dedicated horseman and animal lover, all super attributes in such a talented young rider.“Knowing Zara, I think she would be proud of Avery. Thank you so much to everyone involved. Her memory will live on and we will strive to be ‘more like Zara’ in every aspect of life.”This year, in addition to the primary award and in response to the number of strong candidates, the Zara Buren Memorial Foundation will also support four additional athletes with Grants of Distinction and $1,000:Matthew HeinzleOlivia MacLeodAva Lema NilssonAlexandra WickettAbout ZaraFourteen-year-old Zara tragically lost her life on September 21st of last year while saving her beloved horse, Monkey, who had become trapped in a marshy bog. Zara is remembered for her kindness, drive for excellence, passionate love of animals and dedication to her horse and the sport of Eventing.The Zara Buren Memorial Foundation was established with the focus on helping youth with the desire, talent, and work ethic to pursue their passion. The Memorial Foundation will support the Zara Buren Memorial Award to be given annually through the Ontario Eventing Association to a junior rider who exhibits a passion for Eventing, sportsmanship and a commitment to their horse. Zara was a talented rider with an intense dedication to training and learning, always putting her horse first.Said Zara’s parents, Sabrina Haque and Robert Buren, “Sabrina and I were impressed by the number and strength of applications received for the first Zara Buren Memorial Award. The kindness, dedication, discipline, and work ethic exhibited by all of the young riders reminds us of our dear Zara and gives us confidence that the sport of Eventing in Ontario has a strong future.“Thank you to the Ontario Eventing Association for creating the Zara Buren Memorial Award and for leading the process, and to all the applicants and their coaches, parents, and references. We hope that the traits that this award recognizes will continue to grow amongst all riders, and the memories of Zara will carry on for everyone who was lucky enough to know her, and those who continue to #rideforzara.”– with files from Ontario Eventing Association Tags: eventing, Ontario Eventing Association, Zara Buren Memorial Award, Matthew Heinzle, Olivia MacLeod, Ava Lema Nilsson, Alexandra Wickett, Avery Brennan, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Horse Sport Enews 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.last_img read more

Wadham MCR’s Men’s Rep calls undergrads “little shits”

Wadham’s SU President Anya Metzer has condemned an email sent by Wadham MCR’s Men’s Officer as “offensive and hostile.”The MCR’s Men’s Officer caused controversy after sending an email to the MCR which described the undergraduate body as “little shits”.Metzer said, “The tone and content of the email sent by the MCR Men’s Officer is clearly unacceptable as the language is offensive and hostile, especially considering the proposed gift of an Xbox from the undergraduates.”The email was referring to a motion which may result in the SU buying a Playstation 4 for the Junior Common Room, with the MCR rep trying to ensure the motion went through.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%8861%%[/mm-hide-text]The email starts by dismissing “trashy” links sent by the SU and sarcastically stating that “the SU occasionally hide away useful information in the ridiculous formatted emails of theirs”, going on to ask the MCR to pack the SU meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday).The email states, “Please could everyone do their best to come down to the SU meeting tomorrow to make sure that no little shits undergrad manages to garner support for removing this clause, and also to make sure they do agree to buy a PS4.”One Wadham second-year commented that, “I am shocked and appalled.”In a tweet OUSU President Tom Rutland described the comments as “not very nice really”.Daniel Zajarias-Fainsod, President of the Wadham MCR, declined to comment. read more

Attorney General: Court approves Receiver’s final report on the former Indiana Coalition Against Sexual…

first_img Replacement organization ICESA makes leaps and bounds in first year of operationINDIANAPOLIS – A Marion County Superior Court Judge has granted a motion to close the receivership that temporarily took over the administration of the former Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc., or INCASA.  Due to financial insolvency, INCASA was forced to suspend operations and lay off its employees in June 2014.Under his statutory authority to intervene on behalf of the public interest, Attorney General Greg Zoeller’ s legal action successfully sought the receivership in November 2014, following an agreement with INCASA’s board of directors to step aside so that a court-appointed receiver could attempt to reorganize the nonprofit corporation.Zoeller thanked attorney Deborah J. Daniels who stepped in as receiver for the embattled organization and who spent the last two years auditing INCASA’s finances, marshalling assets and working with creditors to determine whether INCASA could survive. Daniels is a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and former U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) where she managed the research and grant-making office of the department.“The newly formed Coalition has made tremendous strides in the year it was formed to raise funds, begin training and provide support to many victims of sexual assault across our state. I appreciate the hard work that went into this process to determine the best approach for the benefit of sexual assault victims,” Attorney General Greg Zoeller said. “I want to commend Deborah Daniels for bringing the management skills and credibility to this difficult work that took a bad situation and helped allow us to move forward with the important mission of assisting and supporting victims of sexual assault.”While the receivership’s original intent was to restore INCASA, Daniel’s recommended, and it was eventually determined, that Indiana would be best served by creating a separate, freestanding entity with a singular focus on ending sexual assault and dedicated to supporting service providers and victim recovery programs in Indiana.In September 2015, the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault (ICESA) opened its doors with the mission to empower Indiana communities to end sexual assault and to serve those impacted by it through comprehensive training, advocacy, increased public awareness and coordinated sexual assault services. Having secured over $1 million in funding from federal and state grants, the IN General Assembly, private foundations, and individual donors, ICESA has experienced tremendous growth.“The ICESA staff and Board of Directors have been working diligently to build a strong and sustaining foundation for the coalition,” said ICESA Interim Director Tracey Krueger. “We are committed to making sure that survivors have access to appropriate and compassionate sexual assault services and to working with communities across Indiana to implement effective prevention strategies with the ultimate goal of ending sexual violence in our state.”The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has long worked to assist programs protecting victims of all forms of sexual abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.Zoeller created the Victims Services and Outreach Division to bring all organizations serving victims of sexual and domestic abuse together to train and educate advocates and the public. The OAG also administers programs to protect domestic violence victims through address confidentiality and access to a “Hope Card,” evidence of a protective order that can be easily carried by victims of violence.Zoeller thanked Deborah Daniels, Receiver and Ruth Rivera, Deputy Attorney General for their efforts in bringing this case to a successful resolution.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Detail on Beach Replenishment Timeline Expected From Jan. 22 Meeting

first_imgStorm surf from a Dec. 9 nor’easter eats at a protective berm at 57th Street in Ocean City, NJ. A federal Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project will start there in May.Ocean City officials expect to learn more detail on the proposed timeline for a beach replenishment project at the south end of the island during a pre-construction meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 22.The meeting will include representatives of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill., which was awarded a $57.6 million contract to pump sand from an offshore borrow area to rebuild eroded beaches between 34th and 59th streets in Ocean City and across the length of Strathmere and Sea Isle City.The meeting also will include representatives of the federal Army Corps of Engineers, the state Department of Environmental Protection and the three municipalities involved in the project.The Army Corps said in December that work in Ocean City will begin in early May (after staging in early April) and that work in Strathmere and Sea Isle City will begin in early April (after staging in March).But with work all but certain to interrupt the peak summer beach season and the vacation rental economy, real estate professionals, property owners and city officials are keenly interested in obtaining as much information as possible about the project timeline and the exact progression of beaches to be rebuilt.Beach replenishment projects involve the laying of pipeline and the closing of a couple blocks of beach at a time for short periods as work crews traverse the project area. The schedule raises the possibility that beaches may be closed near vacation rental properties during certain periods of the summer.The pre-construction meeting is not public and was not announced, but an e-newsletter from the City of Sea Isle City notes the date of the event:“The pre-construction meeting for the project is scheduled for January 22, at which time we expect to obtain additional details regarding the contractor’s overall schedule and when we can anticipate beach replenishment operations to take place in Sea Isle,” the newsletter reads.Read more:Ocean City South End Beach Project to Start in May50 Years of Sand on the Way to Ocean City’s South End__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ween Announces First San Francisco Shows Since 2009

first_imgBeloved rockers Ween continue to roll out tour dates as part of their reunion, as the band has performed in Colorado, New York and more for their first shows since breaking up in 2012. With dates on the docket for Bonnaroo, MusicFestNW’s Project Pabst Festival, Lockn’ and more, the band has added two more performances to their schedule.On October 14-15, Ween will hit the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for two nights in San Francisco, CA. The shows mark Ween’s first appearance in the Northern California city since 2009, and tickets can be requested here between now and Wednesday, May 18th at 5 PM Eastern. The general ticket on-sale will begin on Friday, May 20th, at 10 AM Eastern. More info here.In celebration, take a look at our recap from the final NYC performance at Terminal 5, here.last_img read more

Spafford Sells Out The Milkboy For Philadelphia Debut

first_imgLoad remaining images Spafford continued their meteoric rise through the ranks of the jam scene last night as they played a huge show to a packed audience at Philadelphia’s Milkboy. The capacity crowd was rabid, going wild for each and every song and loudly singing along all night long. For an up-and-coming band to play a city for the first time and be met with such a reaction must be a dream come true, and that excited energy was certainly palpable throughout the evening.The band started things off with “Virtual Bean Dip”. The reggae-tinged “Leave The Light On” came next, which was followed by a raging run from “All My friends” into “Bee Jam”. The heartfelt shuffle of “Hollywood” provided a great breather before the anthemic speed-funk of “Ain’t That Wrong” picked things up tremendously. Soaring versions of “The Postman” and “Palisades” brought the set to a close. For the encore, the band showcased their diversity, with the straight-ahead rock of “Galisteo’s Way” and the super-funk of “Funkadelic”Check out a full setlist from the evening’s show, as well as a full gallery from Alex Buschiazzo at 215 Music, below.Spafford’s next show is at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ. After that, they link back up with Umphrey’s McGee to continue their tour together, reuniting just in time for Joshua Redman to hop on the tour. With every show a milestone for this young band, this is sure to be a huge weekend for Spafford.Spafford shows are now available to stream on and Spafford | Milkboy | Philadelphia, PA | 1/24/2017Set One: Virtual Bean Dip > Leave The Light On, All My Friends > Bee Jam > Hollywood, Ain’t That Wrong, The Postman > Palisades > Galisteo’s WayEncore: Funkadelic > Peoplelast_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Honors Butch Trucks With “Jessica” Cover In Mexico

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident got to dig their toes in the sand on day two of Los Muertos con Queso, as the Colorado-based jam group performed their first two sets of the weekend throughout the day yesterday. The band got to work early with a daytime set, opening up with the theme-appropriate “Lester Has A Coconut” before covering Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.”Where the day time set was filled with lighthearted Cheese, the band dug deep into the pocket for a jam friendly second half. The show notably featured a cover of Allman Brothers’ “Jessica,” a staple of SCI’s repertoire, played in honor of the late Butch Trucks. The set also featured a big “Way Back Home -> Believe” and ended up with “Rollover.”Check out some video clips from the performances! SCI members Kyle Hollingsworth, Michael Travis and Jason Hann also joined the Los Muertos portion of the evening during the Grateful Dead sets – you can read more about that here. Check out String Cheese’s full setlist from last night, below.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Los Muertos con Queso | Riviera Maya, Mexico | 1/26/17Daytime Set: Lester Has a Coconut, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Born On The Wrong Planet, Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance, Falling Through The Cracks, Little Hands, Restless WindSunset Set: Believe, Way Back Home -> Miss Brown’s Teahouse, Valley of the Jig, Looking Glass -> Jessica, Rollover[Photo and setlist via SCI Twitter]last_img read more

US Troops To Stay In Haiti For Time Being

first_imgBy Dialogo March 01, 2010 American troops will remain in Haiti for the foreseeable future to help the quake-ravaged country get back on its feet, the US ambassador to the Caribbean nation told AFP Thursday. “There are about 6,500 soldiers in Haiti at the moment. There were some 20,000 for the emergency effort launched in the wake of January 12,” ambassador Kenneth Merten said. “What is planned for the moment is more and more staff from USAID on the ground and fewer and fewer troops. Gradually, they’ll leave. In my opinion, we will need some American troops to stay here for the foreseeable future.” But he dismissed any notion that Haiti would be put under some kind of foreign governorship, an idea mooted by French lawmaker Jacques Myard in the days after the January 12, 7.0-magnitude quake hit. “I don’t see any reason for the country to be put under governorship. We have been working for a long time, since the departure of Jean-Claude Duvalier, for a democratic nation in Haiti.” He also dismissed talk of tensions between the United States and former colonial ruler France over the massive aid operation which has been put into place in a bid to help more than one million people left homeless by the quake. Merten said he was “very, very satisfied with the cooperation that exists between all the nations. “I think everyone knows that the needs are very serious. This is not the time to start talking about problems which are not really important.”last_img read more

Young people in finding a new tourist niche – DogMa hotel

first_imgThe turbulent, uncertain and difficult to predict environment “forces” individuals and companies to improvise and “deviate” from already existing ways of operating and doing business. The only real way to find market opportunities is to observe and forecast trends and analyze recent events. The tourist-hotel-catering world is facing many globalization challenges, and everyone already knows that we have to adapt to tourists as quickly, better and cheaper as possible, depending on their profiles, motives and lifestyles.The trend of overtime work, tension and stress as a part of their everyday life dominates among people, which consequently reflects on their interpersonal relationships; which are disturbed, not nurtured, and not developed. As much as we are in number in this human form, so is the number of our perspectives, attitudes, preferences and opinions, regardless of whether they have a positive or negative sign. And without going into the depths of understanding these nuances and needs, we cannot help noticing the growing trend of pets, especially in the dog category, in this element of living and interpersonal relationships. What led to this trend is a question posed by the researcher in me. I don’t have scientifically confirmed answers either, but I question whether it has anything to do with mutual understanding and the quality of communication? Maybe a man gets along better with a dog than with his breed? Imagine a smiley face in this place.And when we put the joke aside, it’s worth asking what does this trend have to do with tourism? Because we can’t help but notice that in addition to affecting our private lives, coexistence with animals also creates new trends in the tourism market, which is confirmed by the fact that 37-47% of Americans own dogs, and 30-37% of them own cats [1]. A TripAdvisor survey of a sample of 1000 respondents confirms this trend and indicates that 33% have more than one pet, with 60% having dogs, 57% cats, and 16% other species. It is important to know that 41% of pet owners have stated that they will only stay in pet-friendly facilities and 48% of them care more about the comfort of their pet than about their own comfort. Those who traveled with dogs highlighted brands such as La Quinta, Hilton, Marriott and Southwest as desirable five-friendly brands [2], however, there is still no brand that has been developed and absolutely adapted to this segment of travelers providing absolute comfort throughout the journey to both owner and pet. It is interesting to know that 35% of pet owners shorten their vacation because of pets [3], and it would be even more important to ask how we can “use” this information to our advantage. Especially in Lijepa Naša, so that we transform a somewhat discriminatory attitude into a business venture and contribute to the development of a new market niche for our tourism. Yes, right in Lijepa Naša oriented towards mass family tourism.DogMa hotel projectWhile on the one hand we emphasize in marketing and marketing that we respect animals and the people associated with them, as an eternal advocate of young people I use this text to reiterate that we respect both the ideas and the way of thinking of young people. Simply put, they are a window into the future. We can learn from them and we can grow faster with them. And wise is he who understands this in the business, educational, but also in the family aspect.Students are considered to be the strongest drivers of innovations, projects and products of the new generation, and with this value the international Adria Student Innovation Contest (ASIC) 2018 was created, organized by the Adria Hotel Forum (AHF). The purpose of the competition is to present the best ideas and teams to experts in the field of hospitality and tourism, and the theme of this year’s competition was “New hotel brand”. I would say this is a great opportunity to combine creativity, knowledge, innovative thinking, teamwork and demonstrating presentation skills. It was also a great opportunity to listen to the level of proactivity among the students.And those students who were high on the scale of engagement, motivation, required skills and knowledge reluctantly embraced this opportunity and started creating something together. At the Faculty of Interdisciplinary, Italian and Cultural Studies in Pula, five proactive students “listened” to the market and these trends and created an interesting project called DogMa. It was also recognized by the jury in the mentioned competition (ASIC) 2018, taking an excellent third place. These wonderful young women; Silvija Kukuljević, Ella Antić and Katarina Jug, Sandra Lorencin and Valentina Vajda created and presented a project that tries to offer a solution for exactly that segment, ie the profile of tourists in the market that we recognize as neglected; for tourists who travel with dogs and are not willing to leave them alone during vacations. It is a brand of a hotel specializing in dogs and their owners, which will provide services to dogs that their owners are used to only at home (dog salon, walking service, training parks, wellness…), so that owners can freely enjoy rest without worrying about where and how their pets feel. The hotel will be decorated according to criteria that allow dogs to feel at home. The first sample of hotels was designed in Pula, Croatia, while the long-term plan includes the construction of a hotel chain at the level of European Union countries. Croatia is a very attractive tourist destination (based on an increase in the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays) with Istria as the leader among all counties. Since it is almost impossible to find accommodation in a hotel that fully meets the needs of dogs and their owners, DogMa Hotel would be the first hotel of its kind to operate in this region.What’s in the background?In addition to the fact that the competition was a stimulus for reflection on the hotel market and the product, it is important to point out those hidden values ​​in this story. And it is very important that they do not remain hidden! First of all, it was once again confirmed that we as humans, regardless of age, conditions and circumstances, have different motivational pedals. That is, some will be motivated by recruits and social status, others will be motivated by teamwork and recognition, the third by security and structure, the fourth by something else, so there is no standardized motivational pedal. And despite the fact that all these students had equal opportunities, and that they were promised a prize, only a few of them found motivation in that competition and project. And this is an important knowledge that should serve as a starting point in communication, the reward system and the creation of an organizational climate and in the education system, in all our organizations but also in life relationships in general. Just ask yourself what motivates you, and what motivates your sister / brother or colleague? And when you notice different needs, the question is how much does it make sense to force a “one size fits all” approach?This group of students and their mentors (Sanja Dolenec, M.Sc., Assoc. Prof. Tea Golja, Ph.D., Iva Slivar, Ph.D. and Tamara Floričić, Ph.D.) once again confirmed that the functioning on the pillars of teamwork such as: openness, trust, interdependence and realization create effective teams and are a guarantee of success. Although these principles of teamwork took place spontaneously, today this team serves as a confirmation that the “synergistic effect” can be extremely powerful and motivating. In creating the project, they combined all their talents but also resources such as knowledge, skills, time, resources, recommendations into one combination that led them to the results. And I can really serve as an example.And lastly what should have great value in our private and professional functioning is the beauty of mentoring. When you have next to and behind you a person / s from whom you can learn, who is willing to transfer knowledge to you, who believes in you and from that faith “pushes” you into challenges, you really have the blessing of OPPORTUNITY, so just turn ON mode and use it on mutual pleasure.That happened here. And that is the growth of the profession. And the result is multiplicative.Author: Marinela Dropulic Ruzic, Meraklislast_img read more