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Rob Rice Homes: Providing Community Jobs and Economic Strength

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0 Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013. He has built more than 3000 homes over the last 30 years. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons; Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.*NAHB’s Metro Area Impact of Home Building Study. Submitted by Barb Lally for Rob Rice HomesConstruction of Rob Rice Homes provides hundreds of area jobs.By the close of 2014, Rob Rice Homes will have built 115 new homes in the South Sound. That is no small feat, even for the area’s largest builder.Those stunning homes in the nine sought-after Rob Rice Communities, or at Select Home Sites in Thurston County, or those custom built throughout the area have not only provided an opportunity for families to purchase the home of their dreams, they have a far-reaching and powerful impact on our entire local economy.The National Association of Home Builders reports on the national level that building 100 average single-family homes generates about 300 jobs and millions in tax revenue.When so many Rob Rice Homes are built here in our area there is a significant and measurable boost to the local economy that helps us all thrive. Hundreds of jobs are supported and many businesses and professionals who help build Rob Rice Homes flourish. In addition, state and city budgets gain significant revenue to further enhance the amenities and quality of life we all enjoy.Promoting economic vitalityIn a recent letter to the editor of the Olympian, Olympia Master Builders Executive Director Troy Nichols reported that the 312 houses built in Thurston County in 2012 generated $65.8 million in local income, $11.2 million in local taxes and other revenue for local government and supported 1,107 jobs in the first year.*Those figures are a conservative guide to help estimate the enormous economic impact of the 115 Rob Rice Homes built just this year—approximately $24 million in local income,  more than 4 million in revenue for local governments and about 400 jobs.Realtors helps a homeowner with design choices and with their home buying process.“We take pride not only in the beautiful homes and well-planned neighborhoods we build and develop, but also the local jobs in the construction trades we support,” says Rob Rice, the 2013 Best of South Sound builder who has a personal commitment to hire local contractors and buy local products and services even if they cost more.Local company BMC West provides the quality lumber for all Rob Rice Homes, as it has since 1985. Nearly a dozen local framers use that lumber to build the framework for each new home including Star Home Builders owned by the Skewis family who framed the first home Rob ever built and have worked exclusively with him ever since.Black Hills Mechanical plumbers lay the pipes for exquisite kitchens and bathrooms while locally owned Sunset Air installs its top energy-efficient heating, ventilation and cooling systems. Milgard windows supplies their lifetime guaranteed windows and our area’s Doors Unlimited Inc provides each home’s sturdy and stylish doors. Long-time partner Imperial Painting adds high quality and durable color inside and out.When the home is finished, Design Smart Home Staging & Redesign artfully arranges furniture and accessories to display how a potential buyer can use the space in the home.Professional Realtors then help show the home and are the trusted advisors in the home buying process, and another group of local professionals—appraisers, inspectors, title insurers and mortgage consultants—all provide their expertise in the home sale.That is just a few of the jobs at work in our community each time a home is built. And, many of those professionals spend what they earn here. In his letter, Mr. Nichols also reported that “residents of a new home spend about three-fifths of their income locally,” further invigorating the local economy.RRH provides opportunities for a family to find their dream home as well as enhance the local economy.Communities and state flourishOur communities and our state, which provide so many of the amenities we enjoy in our neighborhoods—our roads, water and sewers, our parks and trails, sidewalks and street lamps, our schools and public buildings—are supported by the revenue that streams in every time a Rob Rice Home is built.As Troy Nichols noted in his letter, about $30,000 in fees alone go to a city before the building of each home even starts.Each Rob Rice Home that is built has a significant economic impact that helps our families, property and entire community thrive.So the next time you drive by a Rob Rice Home admiring its quality construction and beautiful and expansive landscaping—whether it is in one of the nine Rob Rice Communities or on one of our Select Home Sites in Thurston County or it is custom built on a buyer’s own lot— remember also that building that home helps provide hundreds of local jobs,  boosts our economic vitality and contributes to the many community amenities we enjoy here in the South Sound.last_img read more

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Italy’s contagion curve makes football dream

first_imgItaly was after China, the first country to suffer a wave of cases of coronavirusBut he is also expected to be one of the first to recover from the pandemic. Series A is stopped without a return date, although the contagion curve suggests that the championship could resume soon, as published La Gazzetta dello Sport. During these days, alternatives such as playing all the matches in Rome or increase the number of clubs to 22. There has even been talk of playing it without Var.And while the former president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, hopes to extend the contracts of the players beyond June 30, it is possible to think that the Italian championship will end later than usual, but it will have a fair champion who has played every day. garters.It is considered to return to training on May 4 (between April 25 and May 1 the quarantine would be lifted) and after a mini-season to get all the confined players in shape, the tournament would return on May 24, May 31, or June 7, always according to the Italian medium. In this way, they could still fit the remaining thirteen days of the championship and finish approximately in the middle of July. However, there is some fear for the foreign soccer players who decided to leave for their countries, since upon returning to Italy they will have to spend an extra 14 days of quarantine. These are the cases of players of the stature of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, Romelu Lukaku (returns on Friday), or Diego Godin, among many others. Yesterday, for example, they returned Christian Eriksen Y Ashley Young, of the Inter de Milan.Most are expected to return during the days of Easter to resume their work activities as soon as possible, although they must pass the extra quarantine mentioned above. In the case of Juventus, for example, it has many players who have left (Cristiano, Khedira, Pjanic, Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro, Szczesny, Higuaín and Rabiot), to which we must add the extra time of prevention for the positives of Dybala, Matuidi and Rugani.This would put the template at risk of returning to the box job and taking longer to pick up the shape, something that happens in all the Serie A teams, although to a lesser extent, due to the number of foreigners who have gone out and the number of positives in their respective squads. There is no fixed date for the return and although it is still necessary to finish controlling the pandemic in Italy, the light is already beginning to appear at the end of the tunnel. Italian football is close to resuming its championship.last_img read more

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25 new District Education Officers appointed

first_img…benefit from induction workshopTwenty-five newly-appointed District Education Officers (DEOs) have been appointed to service the 10 Administrative Regions.They benefited from a two-day workshop, which ended Tuesday at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), Kingston.The initiation workshop was held under the theme “Education Officers – Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence”.UNICEF Representative Paolo Marchi, Acting Education Minister Nicolette Henry, Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, Deputy Chief Education Officer Donna Chapman and the newly appointed District Education Officers at the workshopActing Education Minister Nicolette Henry said the workshop was important to realising the quality changes the sector needs. She also committed the Government’s support to the DEOs so that they would make a difference in their assigned districts.The Minister urged the DEOs to strive for excellence and to execute their duties with confidence, diligence, and professionalism.“The Ministry of Education must be known for its culture of excellence. A culture of excellence within the Ministry provides meaning and purpose to work,” Henry said.However, she pointed out that there has to be changes in the workers’ mindset if this culture was to be created and sustained.The 25 new DEOs are learning the importance of the role they will play in strengthening the local education system.Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Huston said the workshop set a foundation for the DEOs. He also reiterated that the DEOs were critical to the process of transforming the landscape of education in Guyana.“It will reinforce the Ministry’s mission to provide an education system that delivers quality education and training at all levels and particularly to eliminate illiteracy, modernise education and strengthen tolerance,” the CEO said.United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative Paolo Marchi highlighted the need for officers to get to know and understand the needs of their students, so that they could make decisions that would guide the implementation of effective education strategies.This is the first time in Guyana’s history that such a large number of DEOs were appointed, all in efforts to strengthen the county’s education sector.last_img read more

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UCLA extends Dorrell’s contract

first_imgMeanwhile, Dorrell continues to search for an offensive line coach, and sources said University of Arizona tight ends coach Dana Dimel is a possibility. Dimel was the offensive line coach at Kansas State from 1989-94, and served as head coach at Wyoming and Houston. LOS ANGELES – UCLA and Karl Dorrell mutually agreed to a one-year rollover of the football coach’s contract, which now runs through the 2011 season. Terms of the rollover year are the same as in the five-year contract Dorrell agreed to a year ago. He is guaranteed $850,000 annually, and can make another $505,000 in incentives. Under terms of the contract, there is a negotiating window from Dec. 15 through Jan. 15 to extend the deal for a year. Both sides must agree to the rollover. “We are looking forward to an exciting and successful season in 2007,” UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said. “With Karl solidifying his coaching staff, an experienced team returning and a terrific home schedule, we are poised to take the next step with our program.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Ball mark costly for Woods in match play

first_imgO’Hern figured the match was over. Didn’t everyone? A winning streak that carried an asterisk ended because of a ball mark. Tiger Woods stared only at the 4-foot path from his ball to the cup, a birdie putt on the first extra hole that would allow him to escape with an improbable comeback Friday against Nick O’Hern in the Accenture Match Play Championship and take another step toward his eighth consecutive PGA Tour victory. “I wasn’t watching, to be honest with you,” O’Hern said. “I was just waiting for the sound of ball going into hole.” Only after Woods struck his putt did he notice the ball mark he neglected to repair, which he said caused the ball to bump slightly off line to the right and slide by the cup. One hole later, O’Hern made a 12-foot par putt that sent Woods home without a trophy on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than seven months. Woods is such a master of the minutiae that when he arrived Monday afternoon at The Gallery, he fretted over a new putter grip being off by the tiniest fraction. Four days later, he failed to fix a ball mark that cost him dearly. “I was so enthralled with the line, I didn’t see the ball mark,” Woods said. “I knew if I hit it left-center, the match would be over. It’s my fault for not paying attention to detail.” So ended the second-longest winning streak on the PGA Tour, returning Byron Nelson’s record of 11 straight PGA Tour victories to “untouchable” status and making Woods start over next month at Bay Hill. center_img Henrik Stenson (No. 9) is the top seed remaining going into the weekend, a 4-and-3 winner over Aaron Baddeley that will put the Swede into the quarterfinals against O’Hern. In other matches in Marana, Ariz.: Chad Campbell advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-up victory over David Toms. Campbell will play Stephen Ames, a 3-and-1 winner over Stewart Cink. Paul Casey beat Shaun Micheel for the second time in five months, 2-up. He will face defending champion Geoff Ogilvy who won 2-1 over Niclas Fasth. Justin Rose built a big lead and beat good friend Charles Howell III, 3 and 2. Rose will play Trevor Immelman, who won 2-and-1 over Ian Poulter. PGA Tour Boo Weekley followed his opening 6-under 64 with a 67 to move him into a three-way tie for the lead midway through the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico. Champions Tour Bobby Wadkins shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Mark O’Meara, Allen Doyle and Gil Morgan after the first round of The ACE Group Classic in Florida. LPGA Tour Stacy Prammanasudh shot a 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead over Morgan Pressel before play was suspended because of rain in the second round of the Fields Open in Hawaii. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Libby court papers show Bush, Cheney links to leak

first_imgOn Thursday, Democrats criticized the roles of Bush and Cheney. “President Bush must fully disclose his participation in the selective leaking of classified information,” said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. “The American people must know the truth.” Libby faces trial next January on five counts of perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI about how he learned of the CIA identity of Wilson’s wife and what he told reporters about it. The indictment says Cheney told Libby in June 2003 that Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA. The authorization by Bush and Cheney in July 2003 to disclose sensitive prewar intelligence assessments came amid a growing public realization that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. The failure to find such weapons undermined the primary rationale Bush and Cheney had used for taking the country to war. According to Fitzgerald’s court filing, Cheney, in a conversation with Libby, expressed concerns on whether a CIA-sponsored trip to the African nation of Niger by Wilson “was legitimate or whether it was in effect a junket set up by Mr. Wilson’s wife.” After Wilson’s 2002 trip, the former ambassador said he had concluded that Iraq did not have an agreement to acquire uranium yellowcake from Niger. The subsequent embrace of information that Iraq and Niger did have a deal for uranium was evidence that the administration had twisted prewar intelligence to exaggerate the Iraqi threat, Wilson said. Wilson’s public criticism on July 6, 2003, “was viewed in the office of vice president as a direct attack on the credibility of the vice president, and the president, on a matter of signal importance: the rationale for the war in Iraq,” Fitzgerald stated. In the court filing, drawn in part from Libby’s own grand jury testimony before his indictment, Fitzgerald indicated that: A July 8, 2003, Libby conversation with the Times’ Miller occurred “only after the vice president advised defendant that the president specifically had authorized defendant to disclose certain information” from a then-classified intelligence estimate on Iraq. Libby is alleged to have mentioned the CIA status of Wilson’s wife in the conversation. Cheney’s chief of staff at first told the vice president that he could not have the July 8, 2003, conversation with Miller because of the classified nature of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq. Libby “testified that the vice president later advised him that the president had authorized defendant to disclose the relevant portions” of the NIE. The White House aide testified that he also spoke to David Addington, then counsel to the vice president, “whom defendant considered to be an expert in national security law, and Mr. Addington opined that presidential authorization to publicly disclose a document amounted to a declassification of the document.” Cheney’s then-chief of staff “understood that the vice president specifically selected him to talk to the press about the NIE and Mr. Wilson on July 12, 2003.” In conversations that day with Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper and again with Miller, Libby referred to the CIA status of Wilson’s wife. Fitzgerald’s court papers are an effort to limit Libby’s demand that he be given voluminous amounts of classified information to defend himself in his criminal case.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFitzgerald said Libby told him it “was the only time he recalled in his government experience when he disclosed a document to a reporter that was effectively declassified by virtue of the president’s authorization that it be disclosed.” The process was so secretive that other Cabinet-level officials did not know about it, according to the court papers, which point to Bush and Cheney as setting in motion a leak campaign to the press that ended in Plame’s blown cover. In 2003, when the public furor erupted over the disclosure of a CIA operative’s status, Bush said he wanted to get to the bottom of the affair. “I want to know the truth,” he said at the time. Libby’s testimony puts the president and the vice president in the awkward position of authorizing leaks. Both men have long said they abhor such practices, so much so that the administration has put in motion criminal investigations at their behest to hunt down leakers. The most recent instance is the administration’s probe into who disclosed to the Times the existence of the warrantless domestic surveillance program. WASHINGTON – President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney authorized Cheney’s top aide to launch a counterattack of leaks against administration critics on Iraq by feeding intelligence information to reporters, according to court papers citing the aide’s testimony in the CIA leak case.In a court filing, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald stopped short of accusing Cheney of authorizing his chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, to leak the CIA identity of Valerie Plame. But the prosecutor, detailing the evidence he has gathered, raised the possibility that the vice president was trying to use Plame’s CIA employment to discredit her husband, administration critic Joseph Wilson. Cheney, according to an indictment against Libby, knew that Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA as early as June 12, 2003, more than a month before that fact turned up in a column by Robert Novak. Fitzgerald quoted Libby as saying he was authorized to tell New York Times reporter Judith Miller that Iraq was “vigorously trying to procure” uranium. last_img read more

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DD Health Special: Donegal public are behind our strike action – INMO rep

first_imgA Donegal representative from the Irish Nurse and Midwives Organisation (INMO) insists that the public is right behind industrial action scheduled to take place on January 30 despite the disruption it could cause across the county. Strike action is set to take place at the end of the month over pay and conditions.The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is calling for a 12% pay rise across the board to bring their members in line with other health professionals. The Department of Public Expenditure said it won’t be bringing forward proposals for additional pay, as the Taoiseach added that the Government will do “all that we can” to avoid the proposed action.The Psychiatric Nurses Association has warned that its 6,000 members will also go on strike next month if the Government does not sit down and address the problems.Maura Hickey, INMO, told Donegal Daily the problem had escalated following the HSE’s failure to retain nurses and midwives overall the last several years.“In terms of how bad the situation is, in our internal ballot, we had a 95% in favour of industrial action previous to Christmas. “This is all because we cannot retain or recruit nurses and have to ask the question why the HSE cannot do that,” Hickey added. “They cannot do that because of the terrible working conditions that nurses and midwives find themselves in because of the inability to recruit staff and retain them.“They are being recruited by countries like the (United) States, Canada, Australia and Saudia Arabia were the rate of pay is considerably higher than it is here.“We are not talking about England, Scotland or mainland Europe where each country has their own language, ” she said. “We are now looking for clarity of pay and conditions with the other allied health professions at the entry grade and for our nurses they start at €7,000 less than someone in another allied profession with a four-year degree.”The INMO is calling for a 12 per cent pay increase across the boardHickey added that the Donegal public has to look any further than Letterkenny Hospital, where conditions are some of the worst in the country.“If we take it local, in Letterkenny there were nine patients on trolleys down in day services, there were patients in trolleys and in corridors around the entire hospital. There were no additional nurses because there are no agency nurses out there in the North-West for them to get, and they didn’t even cancel elective procedures. “Now you have to go in every day to face that, you then go into the Emergency Department (ED) where every seat is gone in the waiting room and the corridor is full of patients waiting for a bed who have already been seen.“The assessment has said they need a bed and they’re standing on corridors waiting on a bed and there is no additional staff in ED put in to look after those patients, you only have the same cohort of staff.“That is only some of it, we have to go in, whether its morning or night shift, to face that all over again,”Psychiatric Nurses’ Association has also warned that its 6,000 members will also go on strike next month if the Government doesn’t act.The Donegal INMO Union Spokesperson expressed disappointment in the HSE and Government officials for not doing more, adding that ‘they didn’t anything meaningful to improve the situation’. “This has been a growing issue, we have been monitoring the trolley watch and recording it for the last 10 years and all the HSE has done and, the Government has watched and let it grow, they didn’t do anything meaningful to improve the situation.“The reality is, there is a lack of bed capacity in Letterkenny and the HSE were going to open 10 more beds for a short-stay ward,” Hickey said. “You cannot open a ward unless you’ve got the appropriate nursing staff to nurse those patients.“So, where do you get them? If you can’t recruit (nurses), you can’t open the beds. So, you get back to this vicious circle. Why can’t we recruit nurses? Because they are not out there. Why are they not out there? Because they are leaving this country and going to places where they will be valued and paid appropriately. Where they’ll not be called in when on annual leave because the hospital cannot cope.”Despite years of friction, Hickey insisted that the relationship between the nursing staff, the HSE and the Government has not broken down and a resolution could still be agreed.“Well, let’s call a spade a spade,” she said. “There is no point trying to negotiate with the HSE or the Department of Health when the real paymasters are the Department of Public Expenditure.“Those are the people that we need coming to the table with an engaging and meaningful negotiation because they are the people who are in charge of the money and for some off reason they will say that they value nurses and midwives but they don’t want to pay them appropriately.“So, they are the people that we need to be in the discussions with because after this strike our nurses and midwives will have to go back and work with general management and we would hope everything will be done with dignity and with professionalism.”With growing concerns on Letterkenny Hospital and services right across the country, Hickey reiterated that the public response towards the nurses and midwives has been ‘phenomenal’.“This is as much about the safety of patients and the delivery of a high standard of care in a safe environment and I think the public actually understand that.“There will be a bit of disruption but the support for the nurses and midwives has been phenomenal.“So, now we will just have to wait and see what will happen. I know one thing with a 95% result in our ballot the nurses and midwives have a strong resolve.”About 37,000members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation(INMO) are scheduled to stage 24-hour work stoppages on January 30th and February 5th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th unless the dispute is resolved.However, the with talks having start on Tuesday, the Department of Public Expenditure said pay claims put forward by nursing unions were precluded by the existing agreement.Talks are set to continue between the Union and Government on Monday.DD Health Special: Donegal public are behind our strike action – INMO rep was last modified: January 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Department of Healthdepartment of public expenditureHSEinmoIrish Nurses and Midwives Organisationletterkenny hospitallast_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON BLAMES INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES FOR END TO WINNING STREAK

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN ABERDEEN: CELTIC’S 17-match SPL winning streak came to an end here at Pittodrie today with Hoops manager Neil Lennon blaming midweek internationals for the draw.But Rangers dismal run continued on and off the pitch. They were beaten 2-1 at Ibrox by Hearts – with several players about to be fired on Monday as the administrators of the club can’t pay their wages. It’s understood Ally McCoist won’t be paid for the rest of the season either.Celtic’s 1-1 draw at Aberdeen then puts them 21 points clear. But Lennon wasn’t happy with the SPL.“These players had one day recovery from Wednesday night and travelling,” he said after the draw.“For the game to be scheduled with 15 players away, it was always going to be a big ask.”Anthony Stokes’ great finish in the 28th minute was cancelled out on the stroke of half-time by Celtic’s debutant Andre Blackman, who put the ball into the back of his own net after attempting to clear a Gavin Rae shot. “Aberdeen were fine, but I felt if the game had been a day later, we would have been much more at ourselves,” said Neil.“We scored a great goal and lost an own-goal to a deflection. But I’m immensely proud of the way the players have handled things over the last few months.“We’ve got a big month coming up and we should be a lot stronger for next week.”Celtic remain in contention for a domestic treble, but Lennon insisted he would continue to take one game at a time and concentrate on the forthcoming match against Dundee United at Tannadice in the Scottish Cup.“We’ve been on a fantastic run, and the players and supporters should be immensely proud of it,” said Lennon. “We have a month of good games to look forward to, and I’m sure you’ll see us at our best.“We’ll get on with what we’re doing and I’ve enjoyed watching them play. Today wasn’t one of our better days, but we’ve come away with a decent point.“We don’t play again until Sunday, so that’ll give the players a chance to recover.”THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON BLAMES INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES FOR END TO WINNING STREAK was last modified: March 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON BLAMES INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES FOR END TO WINNING STREAKlast_img read more

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PARALYMPIC HERO INSPIRES DONEGAL STUDENTS TO GO FOR GOLD

first_imgDouble Paralympic Gold Medalist Michael Mc Killop is inspiring students from a Letterkennny secondary school to success. Michael McKillopThe three time Paralympic Gold medallist and five time World Champion at 800m and 1,500m visited Errigal College as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme.Michael is one of a team of Sky Sports Athlete Mentors that visit schools across Britain and Ireland and use their life story to motivate and inspire young people, so they can boost confidence, change behaviours, increase attainment and improve life skills. The Sky Sports Living for Sport programme is about improving young people’s life skills and inspiring young people to develop their leadership skills through participation and delivery of a sports project over a six week period.The first and second year students were treated to an inspirational talk from Michael about his personal life and much celebrated sporting career.The challenges and success stories Michael presented to the students and teachers was truly inspirational for such a young athlete who still has so much to achieve.The hard work and dedication he and his Dad (who is his coach) has applied to his athletic career has been incredible. No barrier or impediment was going to halt this world class athlete in achieving his record breaking and medal winning success to date. He is currently recovering from injury and hopes to be back in full training in the next few weeks.Michael delivered a planning for success workshop, one of the six key to success skills to the students. The other five key skills will be covered in the next six weeks of the programme, covering mental toughness, hunger to achieve, people skills, sport and life knowledge and breaking barriers.Michael will coach the Errigal College team over the next few weeks as they plan their project.The Errigal College Sky Sports team will organise an event where all 1st and 2nd year students will participate. They will complete their Sky Sports Living for Sport project following a rigorous planning and training schedule on Wednesday April 9th. PARALYMPIC HERO INSPIRES DONEGAL STUDENTS TO GO FOR GOLD was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:errigal collegeletterkennyMichael McKilloplast_img read more

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