St. Louis sets donation record for Ronald McDonald House-Cincinnati

first_imgBatesville, In.— To many, a pop tab is just a piece of aluminum that opens a can. But to the folks at the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati these pop tabs are a valuable resource. Funds received from the Pop Tab Program last year was $25,000.00. All of that money went towards operating expenses, blankets, bedspreads, sheets, and towels. This year, SLS collected a record total weight of 312 pounds of pop tabs. To date, no other school has contributed that much. Our lifetime total weight (2011 donation weight was unavailable) is 1,984.2 pounds. That’s incredible! As the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House is expanding, the support becomes even more important as they grow to serve all of the families from around the world that need their care.Continue to save your pop tabs throughout the year. You can drop them off in the office at any time. Thank you for your continued support with the student council Pop Tab program.Submitted by: Janet Wilsonlast_img read more

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Kiss set for role under Schmidt

first_img Kiss had been appointed acting head coach for next month’s Tests in Houston and Toronto, but until Sunday’s squad announcement his future beyond that was in question. However, the Australian will take charge of Ireland’s defence once Leinster boss Schmidt assumes full control after the summer. “We’ve had a simple conversation and I’m very happy to be involved. I’m looking forward to working with Joe,” Kiss said. “I’ve known Joe since he came to Ireland and have worked with him before at the start of his Leinster tenure. We get on well.” Schmidt, in the midst of successive cup finals with Leinster having won the Amlin Challenge Cup on Friday and preparing for the RaboDirect PRO12 final against Ulster this weekend, had some input into the make-up of the squad bound for North America. Rory Best will lead the 28-man party after being overlooked by the British and Irish Lions. Best was expected to be campaigning in Australia this summer, but was left out by Lions head coach Warren Gatland in favour of England’s Dylan Hartley. The Ulster hooker, who was also captain of Ireland’s tour in 2009, leads a squad containing seven uncapped players in scrum-half Kieran Marmion, centre Stuart Olding, scrum-half Paul Marshall, full-back Robbie Henshaw, prop Jamie Hagan, openside Tommy O’Donnell and hooker Mike Sherry. Wing Keith Earls, centre Gordon D’Arcy, scrum-half Eoin Reddan, centre Luke Marshall and wing Craig Gilroy miss the tour due to injury. Lock Donnacha Ryan is rehabilitating shoulder and rib problems at Munster, but Kiss informed Lions selectors that he is available to tour if required. “Donnacha could play – if the Lions called him up tomorrow he could play, but it’s just an opportunity for him to have a bit of rest and recover,” he said. “He definitely has a chance of being called up by the Lions, but I’m not privy to anything and a standby list hasn’t been announced.” Press Associationcenter_img Les Kiss has confirmed that he will be a permanent member of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland coaching team upon completion of the summer tour to the United States and Canada.last_img read more

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Last Leg

first_imgAlbany kicker Toole earns scholarship in final season after gruesome high school injury, multiple college stops Published on September 3, 2015 at 4:26 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Sitting on the field with three minutes left at a high school showcase game, Patrick Toole looked at his lower leg bent in the shape of an L.It wasn’t shock or pain that hit Toole when his tibia and fibula snapped, but the long-term reality that hit him hardest.“I thought my career was over before I even really got to begin in college,” Toole said. “… especially for a kicker, someone who breaks their leg. That’s all they have.”Toole’s injury stole his opportunity to walk across the stage at his high school graduation — instead he rolled across in a wheelchair. It robbed him of a chance to show off his kicking ability to the coaches at Temple, his first college destination.But it also helped him land at Albany, the first college Toole has stayed at for more than one year. The drive to Albany takes about an hour and a half from his house, but to get there and to earn a scholarship in his final season, it’s taken three years, two one-year trials at Tennessee and Temple and a year off from organized football at Erie Community College.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Even the doctors told me that maybe it wasn’t the best idea for me to play sports anymore,” Toole said, “but I knew I could still do it.”For a month after surgery, Toole was bedridden. Slowly he progressed from aquatic therapy in the first few months to trying to walk properly and then he started weight training. In all it took a year to get back to full strength, but Temple had only offered him the opportunity to earn a scholarship in his first year there. The injury forced him to redshirt.Al Golden, the coach who had recruited Toole, left for Miami after the 2010 season and Steve Addazio replaced him. Toole didn’t have a chance to kick for Addazio’s staff in his first season and was unable to earn a scholarship.“We realized he wasn’t going to play at Temple because of the coaching change and also their starting kicker is now the starting kicker for the (Denver) Broncos,” Adam Tanalski, Toole’s kicking coach said, adding that Toole’s injury also played into the decision.Toole transferred to Erie Community College near Buffalo, New York, to get his associates degree and train with Tanalski, but didn’t play football. Tanalski used connections to help get Toole recruited by Tennessee, where he chose to walk on over Louisiana State and Kansas.The coaching staff Toole committed to was removed before he arrived at Tennessee in the spring of 2013. Tanalski’s connections and head coach Derek Dooley were replaced by current head coach Butch Jones and his staff. Toole sat behind Michael Pardy, who is currently on the St. Louis Rams’ roster.EVEN THE DOCTORS TOLD ME THAT MAYBE IT WASN’T THE BEST IDEA FOR ME TO PLAY SPORTS ANYMORE, BUT I KNEW I COULD STILL DO IT.Patrick TooleDuring Winter Break after the 2013 season, Toole’s father, Stephen, had diverticulitis, a digestive disorder where pouches form in the colon, but the pouches burst, causing Stephen to contract blood poisoning. Stephen went to the hospital and had surgery 45 minutes after having an MRI done. Two days after Stephen was admitted to the hospital, Toole left to go back to Tennessee.“I called him probably two or three times a day,” Toole said. “I called my mom, to make sure he was OK, to make sure he wasn’t lying to me.”Toole’s father spent 21 days in the intensive care unit at the hospital, losing 60 pounds from surgeries and being sick. Stephen’s condition pushed Toole to transfer closer to home. This time, Toole only entertained Albany.Unsure of Toole’s ability, Albany gave him the chance to walk on. Off the bat, Toole earned the starting kicking job. After three years with no in-game kicking experience, he started the first game of last season.When Toole kicked his first field goal in the third quarter of last season’s opener, he missed from 35 yards. After the game, he texted Tanalski he hadn’t driven his leg through the ball.“I think you could see a little bit of (apprehension to kick) early on in preseason camp last year,” Albany special teams coordinator Jeff Dittman said.But after the initial miss, he kicked two extra points through the uprights, including the game-winning point with 44 seconds left against Holy Cross. Toole earned third-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors after last year, and Tanalski said he had four of the five longest field goals in the CAA.After trying at Temple and Tennessee to not just kick, but also earn a scholarship, the Great Danes put Toole on full scholarship for his senior season.“It’s rewarding to go through this journey,” Toole said. “… To be able to prove people wrong … is a really nice, humbling experience.” Comments This is placeholder text Advertisementlast_img read more

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DONEGAL GARDA WHO HARRASSED COLLEAGUE COMMITTED TO MENTAL HOSPITAL

first_imgA Donegal Garda who harassed a female sergeant has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital.Garda Donal Maguire, 40, was found not guilty by reason of insanity this month.The trial heard the married father of two had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, which at his age was considered early onset dementia. The jury heard he sent the married woman a Valentine’s Card, numerous emails and a friend request on Facebook despite having been warned by his superiors not to have any contact with her. He had sent the emails via the Garda Pulse system, leading to him having his access revoked.He continued to try and contact the woman, despite giving an oral undertaking to stop his behaviour — and was ultimately transferred to another garda station.Gda Maguire, 40, of Bundoran, had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court by reason of insanity to two counts of harassing the woman at a location in Dublin on dates between February and March 2012 and between August 2012 and February 2013.The jury of nine men and three women returned a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity following an hour of deliberations.Two forensic psychiatrists told the trial Gda Maguire had been suffering from a mental disorder at the time and lacked the ability to form intent.DONEGAL GARDA WHO HARRASSED COLLEAGUE COMMITTED TO MENTAL HOSPITAL was last modified: June 28th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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