Thanking teachers

first_imgDear Editor:A recent Facebook page asked: “Who was your favorite teacher?” As one can imagine, this question generated numerous responses. Current students – as well as those who have graduated and moved forward with their lives – eagerly replied. Yet, how many of our “favorite teachers” actually read those responses – those kind words of admiration, praise and appreciation?Time waits for no one! Many of our “favorite teachers” have retired and left. Sadly, some are no longer with us, and have since moved on to that great celestial classroom in the sky. Looking back, we have been taught by some of the best – the greatest – teachers within the public and parochial school systems, regrettably, when we were students, instead of giving our teachers thanks, we gave them “agita.”It would have been a wonderful gesture on our part had we – back then – thanked our “favorite teachers” for a job well done. If you have a “favorite teacher,” a teacher that has inspired and motivated you to be the very best that you can be, and then don’t wait for a question on Facebook to acknowledge them. Do so immediately! Because like us you may lose the opportunity to do so. And, as we have learned all too well, that will haunt you, and, ultimately, it will hurt. Very respectfully yours,Albert J. Cupo & John Di Geniolast_img read more

Poly-Sci Professor: President Trump will likely win Indiana, but with smaller victory than 2016

first_img Facebook By Network Indiana – November 2, 2020 2 428 IndianaLocalNews Facebook Google+ Google+ Poly-Sci Professor: President Trump will likely win Indiana, but with smaller victory than 2016 WhatsApp Previous articleLaGrange County woman never tested for COVID-19 receives notice she tested positiveNext articleOne person shot at Phillips 66 on Lincolnway West in South Bend Network Indiana Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter (“Trump, Pentagon leaders honor 9/11 victims” by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CC BY 2.0) President Donald Trump will likely still carry Indiana Tuesday night. But, his victory in the Hoosier State may not be as large as it was four years ago.“I think Donald Trump’s still gonna carry Indiana. I think when Barrack Obama carried Indiana in 2008, it was kind of a fluke. However, it seems like the president’s standing has eroded all over the Midwest,” said Kyle Kondik, a political scientist at the University of Virginia.Kondik was a guest on WISH TV’s All INdiana Politics, and was brought in for some outside perspective on what Hoosier may do Tuesday.“Maybe the margin in Indiana is gonna be lower than 2015,” he said. Trump won the state by 20 points.Trump’s surrogate, Tony Samnuel, has predicted a 22 point victory for his boss. But, Kondik believes it will be lower and believes what is happening with the 5th Congressional District may be an indication.That district, which includes the northern suburbs of Indianapolis, is a toss-up between Republican Victoria Spartz and Democrat Christina Hale, to replace Susan Brooks, a Republican. The district has traditionally been Republican.“To the extent that the president underperforms in Indiana, the places you might see him erode the most include parts of Indiana 5, I think,” said Kondik. He believes that’s a reflection of what that kind of voter is thinking in the Midwest and to an extent, all over the country.“The president’s losing ground in a lot of different places, but particularly in highly-educated districts, like Indiana 5.”Over one and a half million Hoosiers have already voted, which is over half of the entire vote in 2016. Kondik believes it’s entirely possible that a winner for president won’t be decided by Wednesday morning.last_img read more

Tomatoes and Bluebirds

first_img“Gardening in Georgia” kicks off the 2008 season with tomatoes, bluebirds, seed germination and raised beds. “Gardening in Georgia,” with show host Walter Reeves premieres April 9.The show geared just for Georgia gardening conditions airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and beginning April 16 will repeat Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reeves visits Bonnie Farms Tomato Greenhouse in Alabama, where many plants, including Big Boy tomatoes, are grown and shipped to be consumed on your table.Building Bluebird boxes, while tangling on the tongue, is something Cory Croft at Callaway Gardens knows all about. He shows Reeves how to build this beautiful bird’s home.Figuring out whether or not old seeds still germinate is no longer tricky. Reeves demonstrates an easy way to test old seeds for viability.Toiling in the garden can easily tire our backs out, especially stooping to weed or plant. Reeves creates a waist-high raised bed that allows for easy access to keep gardening time productive and pain-free. “Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPB.last_img read more

Former Scribe, Fahmy Eyes CAF Presidency

first_imgAmr Fahmy, who was removed as general secretary of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in April, has entered the race to be the governing body’s next president.His announcement comes despite the next elections for the top position, currently held by Ahmad, are set for 2021.“I will start my campaign by visiting Sudan and Ethiopia in February, I am beginning in those two countries because they along with Egypt were the first three members of CAF,” he told BBC Sport. “My grandfather Mourad Fahmy was one of the founding members of the Caf and he was general secretary just like my father was too.“They served African football and it’s my time to do the same but this time from the president’s chair.“My campaign will focus on pro-Africa, pro-football and anti-corruption.”He was appointed in November 2017 and then he was replaced by Moroccan Hajji Mouad in April, without CAF officially explaining why the Egyptian was dismissed.Fahmy’s grandfather Mourad served as General Secretary of African football’s governing body from 1961-1982.Mourad was replaced by his son Mustapha, who held the post until 2010 before being appointed as the director of competitions at FIFA. “Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tipp’s ‘resolve’ sees them overcome Cork

first_imgTipp were 12 points down on the 53rd minute and fought back with goals from Kieran Bergin and Jason Forde. Noel McGrath then secured a win for Tipp with a late point on the 69th minute to send the Premier County into a quarter final tie against Offaly. The full time score was Tipperary 2-28 Cork 4-21. O’Shea always believed his side could win the game.Killian Whelan and Ken Hogan were at the game for Tipp FM Sport. The other games in Division 1A finished:Kilkenny 2-20 Clare 2-19Dublin 0-26 Galway 2-14.In Division 1B they finished:Wexford 0-16 Waterford 0-22Limerick 1-25 Laois 1-19Antrim 0-19  Offaly 2-17The National Hurling League quarter-final pairings will have Tipperary take on Offaly with the home venue to be decided by the toss of a coin as the two teams have had two home games each.The other quarter finals sees Cork take on Wexford, Dublin are up against Limerick and Galway will battle it out with Waterford, and the Deise men will have home advantage in that encounter. All the other quarter finals will have home venue decided by the toss of a coin and those games will be played next Sunday. Kilkenny will play Clare in the Division 1A relegation play-off.In camogie, Tipperary’s Division 1 League game against Wexford finished Tipperary 2-7 Wexford 1-15. In the Munster U16 A Shield semi-final, the full time score was Tipperary 3-8 Limerick 0-13.In the Quarter finals of the Dr Fogarty Cup it finished Cappawhite 2-09 Lorrha 3-18 and Burgess 3-16 Éire Óg/Annacarty 0-12.The Jim Devitt Cup quarter final finished Holycross Ballycahill 0-12 Silvermines 1-12. Full-time in the Johnny Ryan Cup Quarter final Tommevara 1-14 Templederry Kenyons 0-11. In the James Holohan Cup quarter final it finished JK Brackens 3-12 Knockavilla 1-12. Tipperary senior hurling manager Eamon O’Shea has praised his side’s character after they overcame Cork by the narrowest of margins this afternoon. Tipp have topped Division 1A of the National League after beat Munster rivals Cork by a single point in Páirc Uí Rinn. Cork led at half time by 15 points to 13 and came out in the second half and scored four quick-fire goals last_img read more