AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSports Illustrated has named Conner and Cayden Long the 2012 SportsKids of the Year for their inspiring triathlon performances. Seven-year-old Cayden is unable to walk or talk on his own, but his nine-year-old brother Conner had an idea that would allow the two to participate in sports together.Conner pulls his brother with amazing determination letting him ride in a raft or cart, as the experience bringing them closer together with every race. (WATCH the video below, or READ the story from Sports Illustrated)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
by Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson TebbettsSummer is synonymous with creemees, and well-timed ones at that: June is not only the beginning of summer, it is also National Dairy Month.This annual tribute recognizes an industry that has supported Vermonters for 150 years. A month to celebrate the food that dairy provides, and the hardworking families who have produced that food while stewarding the land and landscape that sets Vermont apart from so many other places. Unfortunately, this year, June also marks our fourth month of COVID-19 response. And although Vermont’s farming history has been fraught with challenges, the year 2020 has brought greater challenges to Vermont dairy than any farmer could have imagined throughout the past two centuries.In the 1840’s, sheep dominated Vermont’s farming landscape. By 1860, Vermont had lost a quarter of its sheep due to tariff changes and competition from western states.1 Dairy farming became the alternative to wool production in Vermont by the 1880’s, and soon hill farms with cows were established as the leading contributor to the state’s economy.Fast forward 150 years, and Vermont dairy has remained a leader in the state’s economy. According to the USDA Agricultural Census, in 2017 Vermont dairy receipts totaled more than a half billion dollars, accounting for 65% of Vermont’s total agriculture receipts2. Dairy farming keeps Vermont’s landscape open and scenic, supporting many other key Vermont industries. To name just a few, working lands as well as Vermont’s dairy heritage and culture are catalysts for cheese and maple production, recreation and year-round tourism.COVID-19 has impacted demand and decimated markets that have otherwise kept Vermont dairy farmers surviving through already difficult times. Challenging pricing structures, political instability, environmental concerns, and competition from large dairy farms were already pushing some to leave dairy production. Now our collective response to COVID has forced 17 Vermont dairies out of business since March, and more are teetering on the brink of devastation.What can we do? First; farmers would like all Vermonters to learn how our dairy industry supports our rural communities and state economy. Second; seek out and purchase products from our Vermont dairy farmers and producers. How can you do this you ask? Visit www.VermontDairy.com(link is external). Not only can you learn about the important positive impacts of Vermont’s dairy industry, but you can show support and purchase Vermont dairy by connecting directly with farms and food in your community. Visit Support Vermont Dairy(link is external) to discover the farmers and value-added dairy business in your area.We are Vermonters; we are also consumers. Any increase in demand will help our farm families and rural communities in their fight to stay viable, and help our state move through COVID-19 and protect the land we all love.For 150 years our dairy families’ work has cultivated and stewarded our Vermont. In their time of need, let’s thank them for their service to Vermont. Let’s show them that we “Support Vermont Dairy(link is external)”.
Related TopicsBrownsDrew StantonElijah McGuire NEOSI Staff The Browns have signed RB Elijah McGuire to the active roster from the practice squad. To make room on the roster, the team placed QB Drew Stanton on injured reserve with a knee injury.McGuire is 5-10, 214 pounds and in his third NFL season out of Louisiana at Lafayette. Originally selected in the sixth round of the 2017 draft by the New York Jets, McGuire has appeared in 24 games (five starts), posting 180 carries for 591 yards and four touchdowns. He has added 36 receptions for 370 yards and two scores. Last year, he played in eight games with three starts, rushing 92 times for 276 yards and three touchdowns. He hails from Houma, La. McGuire will wear No. 36.Stanton dressed but did not play in the Browns’ season opener last week.
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Following a quarter final win over London in Ruislip, manager Stephen Rochford makes just one change to his starting team with the fit again Tom Parsons replacing All Ireland U21 winning captain Stephen Coen at midfield. The Mayo team for Saturday’s Connacht Senior Football semi final clash against Galway in Elvery’s MacHale Park at 7pm is:Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy)2. Brendan Harrison (Aghamore)3. Kevin Keane (Westport)4. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis)5. Lee Keegan (Westport)6. Colm Boyle (Davitts)7. Patrick Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)8. Tom Parsons (Charlestown)9. Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber)10. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)11. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)12. Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)13. Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites)14. Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber, captain)15. Conor O’Shea (Breaffy). print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Mayo Team has been named to face Galway in the Connacht Semi-Final on Saturday
Unlucky 13, or lucky for some as the annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West returns to the waters of Galway Bay this June. The swim was officially launched on Saturday 2nd June with the first official time trial at Blackrock in Salthill. The swim which is now sold out will see close to 130 swimmers taking part this year it is now one of Ireland’s biggest and longest one day swims. Starting from Auginish in Co. Clare and finishing at Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill, the swim is a distance of roughly 13 kilometres….if you swim straight. This year there will be 65 solo swimmers and 65 relay swimmers taking part in teams of 2,3 and 4 swimmers. Since the swim began 13 years ago, 569 people have swum the Bay and this year again it will be a mixture of swimmers who have completed the swim every year and complete novices.Safety is a priority for the swim, each year the event reaches out to the maritime community in the west to support the swim through boat support.Each swimmer needs a boat to follow and track their swim, organisers are again this year asking any boat owner to get in contact with the hope they can volunteer their services on the day.“The most suitable boat is a 5.0m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) with a 50HP engine or equivalent and we are again asking people to help support the swimmers in this years swim across the Bay,” explained David O’Donnell of Cancer Care West.Last year’s swim raised €108,000 for Cancer Care West and we are hoping to beat that this year. The monies raised will help fund the expansion of our support services for cancer patients including a counselling service for children and a dedicated gym rehabilitation space for cancer patients.The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim will take place on Saturday July 21st. People are invited to go down to Blackrock diving tower, Salthill to welcome the swimmers home from 12 Noon.More details on: http://www.galwaybayswim.com/ or on www.facebook.com/galwaybayswimprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Donegal County Council is set to honour Ballyliffin Golf Club in recognition of their tremendous organisation and success in hosting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this summer.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill is delighted to be in a position to honour Ballyliffin Golf Club in this way saying “the hosting of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open was a wonderful opportunity for Ballyliffin and the people of Inishowen to showcase this stunning location to a global audience of almost half a billion people and they surpassed all expectations”.“Almost 95,000 visited Ballyliffin over the course of the tournament and this has left a remarkable legacy for everyone involved. I firmly believe that the hosting of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by Ballyliffin Golf Club was a game changer for Inishowen, for Donegal and for the North West region and I am delighted that Donegal County Council will be honouring the club this evening for hosting this world class event,” said Cllr O’Domhnaill. The Civic Reception will take place this evening (Monday) at 6pm in the County House, Lifford.Ballyliffin Golf Club to be honoured with Civic Reception this evening was last modified: September 24th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)