Lalas explains his epic tirade against the USMNT

first_imgUnited States ‘It was an emotional reflection of where we are’ – Lalas explains his epic tirade against the USMNT Seth Vertelney Last updated 2 years ago 11:00 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Alexi Lalas Copa America 2016 draw Getty Images United States World Cup The former U.S. national team defender unloaded on Bruce Arena’s side, and says he made a calculated choice to call out some players by name Oftentimes during halftime of Fox’s MLS broadcasts, Alexi Lalas will take a minute or two to present his opinion on any given topic in American soccer.Usually these segments don’t reverberate much after the broadcast is over. Sunday night was different.At halftime of the LA Galaxy-Seattle Sounders match on Fox Sports 1, Lalas unloaded on the underachieving U.S. men’s national team, calling out several players by name. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Very few of the team’s biggest stars were spared, whether it was its goalkeeper (“Tim [Howard], the Belgium game ended three years ago — we need you to save the ball now”), its captain (“Michael Bradley, the U.S. does not need you to be Zen — the U.S. needs you to play better”) or its coach (“You lost at home to Costa Rica — this is now all on you”).Geoff Cameron, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Christian Pulisic (who will now forever be known as “Wonderboy”) also were among those blasted by the former U.S. defender.Hey #USMNT, @AlexiLalas has a message for you. pic.twitter.com/xzXfOywU22— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 11, 2017The U.S. was coming off two subpar performances — a home loss to Costa Rica and draw at Honduras — which put the team’s World Cup chances in jeopardy.Bruce Arena’s side likely needs a win and a draw in its two qualifiers next month to qualify — and even those results could mean a fourth-place finish and a spot in an intercontinental playoff against Syria or Australia.”To see us at this point where it could go two different ways, this precipice if you will, I just felt that given the problems that occurred over the last week with the two qualifiers, it was topical and that’s why I decided to do it,” Lalas told Goal. “It was an emotional reflection of where we are and where we hope to be.”I am a human being — I can confirm that — and as such I have emotions and I have reactions and I have feelings, especially when it regards something that I hold near and dear, which is this team.”Perhaps the most striking part of Lalas’ tirade wasn’t that he harshly criticized the team — the U.S. clearly deserved to be admonished after its recent results — but that he went directly after individual players by name.”As far as the individuals mentioned, they were by design because … the premise was based around a time for leaders to step up and to lead,” Lalas said.”I believe that that group I mentioned, including Bruce Arena, are at least from the outside, who the leadership of the group is. That’s in a nutshell why those people were singled out.”Lalas’ words were certainly stinging, but were they 100 percent genuine?The 47-year-old has a long track record of making provocative statements on TV, and he knows the value of generating buzz. To his credit, Lalas doesn’t entirely deny that his tirade, though genuine, was also the product of a skilled performer.”I’m in the entertainment business. How I say something is just as important as what I say — I don’t make any apologies for that,” Lalas said.”I recognize that when that red light goes on and I’m on camera, I am performing. Now that doesn’t in any way mean that it is any less genuine or honest or authentic. I believe the things that I say, how I say them. The words that I choose are calculated and they are designed to have a desired impact and affect.”If this is news to anybody out there, I think they’re being disingenuous and pretty naive.”Though Lalas went negative Sunday evening, he says that if Arena’s men do make it to Russia, he’ll be the first one to go the other direction in his commentary.”I fully believe that this team will figure out a way to get the results that it needs in order to qualify for the World Cup, but certainly you’d have to agree that they need to improve in order to do that in the next two games,” he said.”When they do that, I will shower them with love.”last_img read more

Video: Devin Gardner Responds To Teammate Devin Funchess’ Dunk Video With One Of His Own

first_imgView of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Apparently wide receiver Devin Funchess is not the only recent Michigan football player who can throw down. After seeing Funchess’ impressive dunk on Instagram on Sunday, quarterback Devin Gardner decided to make one of his own.Gardner’s dunks are definitely impressive, especially for someone who focuses on another sport, but we’ll have to award this impromptu Wolverine dunk contest to Funchess. That vertical leaping ability is sure to impress NFL scouts in the coming weeks during the combine and other draft preparation events.last_img read more

McKenna has no regrets about fighting back publicly against sexist comments

first_imgOTTAWA – Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she hadn’t planned to confront a reporter from the Rebel during a news conference last week, but when the right-wing website posed the first question at a news conference in Vancouver, her pent-up frustrations at the outlet’s “climate Barbie” tag just came out.The incident happened at the conclusion of a meeting of provincial and federal environment ministers and McKenna asked the Rebel’s Christopher Wilson if he would commit that neither he nor his outlet would use the sexist label anymore.She concedes it was a little bit “awkward” to raise the issue in that manner but she “just thought it was really important.”“I’m quite pleased I did it and I’m pleased because hopefully it makes … it more possible for other women and girls to step up and do the same,” McKenna said in an interview Tuesday with The Canadian Press.The ensuing feedback since the incident has been overwhelmingly positive, said McKenna, adding she wants the Rebel and anyone else to stop using sexist names for all women, not just her.“There’s a group of people who continually attack me because of the colour of my hair or supposedly the tone of my voice or all sorts of reasons,” McKenna said.“But it’s about making sure that women and girls can see a place for them in politics and recognizing that it’s not OK to make fun of women because of how they look.”The “climate Barbie” tag was coined by Rebel media almost as soon as McKenna was named environment minister in November 2015.The term gained more mainstream awareness in September when Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was forced to condemn its use by one of his MPs.Gerry Ritz tweeted the slur in the final weeks of his career as an MP but after an online outcry he deleted the post and apologized.McKenna received bipartisan support both then and this past weekend, with Conservative, NDP and Liberal politicians among those publicly supporting of her decision to confront the Rebel.Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, who has also been a frequent target of sexist online trolls, took to Twitter on Sunday with some of the more egregious comments she’s received. She said her staff keeps a running daily tally on a white board of the number of sexist calls they receive.Rempel posted a creepy letter from someone who wrote about whether she was wearing underwear and said if she dressed provocatively no men would listen to what she had to say.But Rempel also said it angers her that partisans try to pretend there is a political overtone to sexism, or that one party is worse than another.“Every party has done stupid sexist shit,” Rempel tweeted. “Trying to paint it as an issue to one party or another for gain is part of the problem.”She took on those in her own party at the same time and said every woman has the right to call out sexism when they see it.“Watching people defend the Climate Barbie moniker rather than arguing against the economic model of a carbon tax is revolting,” said Rempel.For her part, McKenna wouldn’t apologize for the fact that the Liberals issued a fundraising letter on the back of the ‘climate Barbie” issue after the Ritz tweet in September.The letter stressed the need for more women in politics and said Liberals understand that need.“I’m not going to apologize for the fact we believe we need to be supporting more women in politics,” she said. “That’s been a priority of ours and that includes providing financial support for them.”last_img read more

Democratic groups condemn Kevin Beisers alleged conduct described in lawsuit

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two local political groups called Tuesday on San Diego Unified School Board District B Trustee Kevin Beiser to resign, and the county Democratic Party was mulling whether to do the same, in response to allegations that he sexually abused a local political consultant from 2013 to 2018.A lawsuit filed Monday, naming Beiser and his spouse, Dan Mock, as defendants, alleges that the educator and the anonymous alleged victim first met in 2013, when the latter was an intern for Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego.The suit alleges that Beiser, at various times over a five-year period, date-raped the plaintiff, solicited oral sex from him, groped him multiple times and made increasingly aggressive and physically abusive attempts at seduction. Mock failed to help the alleged victim when he was at the couple’s home, according to the complaint.San Diego Democrats for Equality issued a statement calling for Beiser to resign, saying the organization is “deeply disappointed and offended.” The organization also affirmed that it will not accept or tolerate sexual harassment and assault of any kind.The San Diego County Democratic Party also swiftly moved to condemn Beiser’s alleged actions, stating that it will consider a resolution Tuesday evening to formally call for Beiser to resign.“Our party will move quickly to ensure the safety of our members, to secure justice for survivors, and to hold accountable any public official who would seek to use their power to abuse others,” said party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy.RELATED STORY: San Diego Unified Trustee sued for alleged sexual assault, harassmentThe Republican Party of San Diego County suggested that rumors have percolated for years about Beiser’s activities and called on him to resign immediately if any of the lawsuit’s allegations are accurate.“The sheer number of, and graphic details in, the accusations against Kevin Beiser are shocking,” said Tony Krvaric, chairman of the county Republican Party. “We call for a full and immediate investigation and urge anyone with additional information to contact San Diego Police Department.”Beiser has yet to publicly respond to the lawsuit in any form, and district representatives said they had no comment on the allegations.Beiser, who was elected to the school board in 2010, is currently listed as a math teacher at Castle Park Middle School in Chula Vista and has filed to run for San Diego City Council next year in District 7. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 19, 2019 March 19, 2019 Democratic groups condemn Kevin Beiser’s alleged conduct described in lawsuit Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Final Day For Mount Marathon Registration Today

first_imgThe committee wants to remind racers of the long-term rule that shoes with metal cleats are prohibited.  Shoes with metal cleats can cause injury to the hands, faces, and bodies of other racers. The women’s and men’s race start times alternate annually.  In even-numbered years the women’s race is the last event of the day and in odd-numbered years the men take the last race of the day. Registration for the Mt. Marathon Race closes at midnight on March 31st. Register at www.mmr.seward.com Committee member Danny Crow said of the change, “Given the popularity of the race, we are always looking for ways to expand participation.  We agreed the Junior race can safely handle 50 more young runners.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Registration for the coveted Mt. Marathon Race, in Seward, will close at midnight tonight, March 31. The 9:00 am Junior race will include twenty-five additional spots for Boys and another twenty-five in the Girls division increasing the total number of junior racers from 250 to 300.last_img read more

Responders On Scene of Wildland Fire off Oilwell Road in Ninilchik

first_imgAccording to Chief Al Terry with Anchor Point Emergency Services the fire has been contained and residents have been able to return to their homes. Crews are still on scene mopping up the remainder of the fire. Anchor Point, Central Emergency Services, Kachemak Emergency Service Area, Division of Forestry, and Ninilchik fire departments are on scene. A wildland fire is currently ongoing off Oilwell Road in Ninilchik. Division of Forestry and local Fire Departments are evacuating threatened homes in the nearby area. Original Post: center_img Residents are being asked to avoid the area if possible, and be mindful of emergency vehicles and give them the right of way. Air and ground assets are actively working to protect threatened structures. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on April 29th, 2019 at 04:46 amUpdate: 4pm This is a developing story- updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

Dry Weather Continues To Challenge Firefighters As New Management Team Takes Over

first_imgHomer Electric Association joined firefighters Monday to inspect the transmission line corridor north of the highway, planning further fire risk mitigation this week before the line is turned back on. Crews have remained busy with mop-up and suppression repair along 18 miles of firebreak north of the Sterling Highway and along the East Fork Moose River, where they kept mopping-up hot spots and burning out green pockets of black spruce. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on July 5th, 2019 at 06:33 amThe Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 77,732 acres with roughly 454 crew members and is currently at 14% containment, according to Jonathan Ashford, a spokesman for the Alaska Incident Management Team there was no fly over measurement taken on Tuesday. Firelines east of the Sterling community have remained strong as hot, dry weather tested firefighters’ work. Hot, dry weather combined with dry black spruce stands will challenge firefighters all week. The Alaska Black Team is approaching the end of their assignment.  Type 2 Incident Management Team Northwest 13 shadowed the Alaska Team on Tuesday in preparation of assuming command of the fire Wednesday morning. Ashford: “There’s a lot that goes into that, but one that will remain in place is there has been a lot of communication over the last couple days. We have been discussing what has been happening, and what the goals are. The Refuge and other agencies involved have been a part of those discussions.”  Ashford: “You won’t see as much work along the highway while crews continue to work on that southwest corner as we try to complete containment line that heads up towards the East Fork Moose River.” Smoke and haze conditions on the Kenai Peninsula were moderate Monday.  Smoke remains a concern.  For smoke forecasts from Alaska wildfires, visit UAFSMOKE at http://smoke.alaska.edu. The Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area partially re-opened Monday to public use at Lower and Upper Ohmer Lakes, Lower Ohmer Campground, Upper and Lower Skilak Lake Campgrounds, and Upper Ohmer Lake Cabin. Skilak Lake Road, along with Jim’s, Upper and Lower Skilak landings remain open.  Contact the Refuge Visitor Center at 907-260-2820last_img read more

Air Force Contemplating Moving up to 800 Personnel to Eglin AFB

first_imgAbout 525 personnel, primarily pilots and maintainers, attached to three units previously assigned to Tyndall AFB will be reporting to work at Eglin AFB, located about 70 miles west on the Florida Panhandle, over the next four months. The personnel are assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron, which trains F-22 pilots; the 372nd Training Squadron’s Detachment 4, which provides F-22 maintenance training; and the 2nd Fighter Squadron, which flies the T-38 Talon and provides air-to-air combat training. But officials are contemplating moving a total of 800 personnel through next summer to Eglin as part of the transition triggered after Hurricane Michael devastated Tyndall last month. The three units are expected to remain at Eglin for the foreseeable future.It’s not yet clear what the ultimate impact will be for Eglin’s host community, reports the Panama City News Herald. Some of the personnel moving to Eglin may opt to remain in the Panama City area, Eglin spokesman Andy Bourland said. Installation officials are talking to local school districts and real estate agents about the potential impacts resulting from hundreds of additional families moving to the area.Last week, six F-22 Raptors from Tyndall AFB’s 325th Fighter Wing arrived at Eglin, the first of 31 of Tyndall’s stealth fighters expected to move there.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Quader yet to know if BCL men attack quota protesters

first_imgObaidul Quader file photoBangladesh Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday claimed that he was not aware of whether any genuine Bangladesh Chhatra League activists attacked the demonstrators who demand quota reform.“I have to make sure if others are taking part in such attacks in the name of Chhatra League,” he told a press conference at the Awami League’s Dhanmondi office.The minister pointed out that the police commissioner had not mentioned of any BCL man’s involvement in the attacks on the quota reform demonstrators.“The committee for reviewing quota system in public services is now working. Protesters have to keep patience and rely on prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s assurance,” he added.Quader himself once talked to the protesters before the prime minister announced in parliament in April that there would be no quota.However, as the protesters demanded gazzette notification confirming abolishing or massive reforms in quota system, they once again took to the streets in recent times. The protesters and the teachers who sympathise with them, faced reported attacks by BCL men in recent days.At the press conference, the AL general secretary was asked if the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) would join the next general elections. He said it was not the right time to comment on anything before October.“The elections cannot be stopped for any party or their leader. The BNP has isolated itself by its activities,” Quader elaborated.last_img read more

This 89YearOld Is Walking To Washington

first_img Share CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY/KERA NEWSOpal Lee will turn 90 on her walk to the nation’s capital.An unusual journey began in Fort Worth last week. An 89-year-old woman named Opal Lee started a walk to the White House. Her goal: Make Juneteenth a national day of observance.Listen to the KERA News story.Juneteenth marks the day that word arrived in Texas that slavery had ended. It was some 2 and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.Lee is a long-time civil rights activist. She says that, for years, people have tried unsuccessfully to get Juneteenth to be observed by the federal government, so she figured she’d do something unexpected.“I thought maybe, if an old lady started out, somebody would take notice,” she said as she started her walk at Baker Chapel AME Church in East Fort Worth. “And maybe the president and Congress would say we don’t want that woman dying on our watch, get on up here so she can go home.”Forty-five states recognize Juneteenth, which is celebrated on June 19. And while Congress observes the day, Juneteenth doesn’t have the same standing as an official, national day of observance like Flag Day, Parents’ Day, Leif Erickson Day and 141 other commemorative days marked by the federal government. Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks joined Lee for a sendoff at Baker Chapel A-M-E Church in East Fort Worth. He said the day’s historical significance cannot be understated.“There is no other celebration that observes the fact that black folks were freed at some point,” he said.Lee hopes the walk will also help generate signatures for her whitehouse.gov petition – 100,000 signatures guarantees a response by the Obama administration.Lee plans to take the 1,400-mile journey in daily, ten-mile increments. She hopes that’ll get her to the nation’s capital before President Obama leaves office. That is, if he doesn’t call sooner and tell her to get on a plane.Copyright 2016 KERA-FM. To see more, visit KERA-FM.last_img read more

Researchers show that an iron bar is capable of decisionmaking

first_img The researchers, Song-Ju Kim, Masashi Aono, and Etsushi Nameda, from institutions in Japan, have published their paper on decision-making by physical objects in a recent issue of the New Journal of Physics.”The most important implication that we wish to claim is that the proposed scheme will provide a new perspective for understanding the information-processing principles of certain lower forms of life,” Kim, from the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics’ National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, told Phys.org. “These lower lifeforms exploit their underlying physics without needing any sophisticated neural systems.” As the researchers explain in their study, the only requirement for a physical object to exhibit an efficient decision-making ability is that the object must be “volume-conserving.” Any rigid object, such as an iron bar, meets this requirement and therefore is subject to a volume conservation law. This means that, when exposed to fluctuations, the object may move slightly to the right or left, but its total volume is always conserved. Because this displacement resembles a tug-of-war game with a rigid object, the researchers call the method “tug-of-war (TOW) dynamics.”Here’s an example of how the idea works: Say there are two slot machines A and B with different winning probabilities, and the goal is to decide which machine offers the better winning probability, and to do so as quickly as possible based on past experiences. The researchers explain that an ordinary iron bar can make this decision. Every time the outcome of a play of machine A ends in a reward, the bar moves to the left a specific distance, and every time the outcome ends in no reward, the bar moves to the right a specific distance. The same goes for a play of machine B, but the directions of the bar movements are reversed. After enough trials, the bar’s total displacement reveals which slot machine offers the better winning probability.The researchers explain that the bar’s movements occur due to physical fluctuations.”The behavior of the physical object caused by operations in the TOW can be interpreted as a fluctuation,” Kim said. “Other than this fluctuation, we added another fluctuation to our model. The important point is that fluctuations, which always exist in real physical systems, can be used to solve decision-making problems.” Quantum dots make efficient decisions Citation: Researchers show that an iron bar is capable of decision-making (2015, August 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-08-iron-bar-capable-decision-making.html The researchers also showed that the TOW method implemented by physical objects can solve problems faster than other decision-making algorithms that solve similar problems. The scientists attribute the superior performance to the fact that the new method can update the probabilities on both slot machines even though it plays just one of them. This feature stems from the fact that the system knows the sum of the two reward probabilities in advance, unlike the other decision-making algorithms.The researchers have already experimentally realized simple versions of a physical object that can make decisions using the TOW method in related work.”The TOW is suited for physical implementations,” Kim said. “In fact, we have already implemented the TOW in quantum dots, single photons, and atomic switches.”By showing that decision-making is not limited to biological systems, the new method has potential applications in artificial intelligence.”The proposed method will introduce a new physics-based analog computing paradigm, which will include such things as ‘intelligent nanodevices’ and ‘intelligent information networks’ based on self-detection and self-judgment,” Kim said. “One example is a device that can make a directional change so as to maximize its light-absorption.” This ability is similar to how a young sunflower turns in the direction of the sun.Another possibility that the researchers recently explored is an analogue computer that harnesses natural fluctuations in order to maximize the total rewards “without paying the conventionally required computational cost.” Journal information: New Journal of Physics (Phys.org)—Decision-making—the ability to choose one path out of several options—is generally considered a cognitive ability possessed by biological systems, but not by physical objects. Now in a new study, researchers have shown that any rigid physical (i.e., non-living) object, such as an iron bar, is capable of decision-making by gaining information from its surroundings accompanied by physical fluctuations. Explore further In tug-of-war dynamics, an iron bar can decide which slot machine has the higher winning probability by moving to the left for each rewarded play and to the right for each non-rewarded play of Machine A. The bar’s movements are caused by physical fluctuations. Credit: Kim, et al. © 2015 Phys.org More information: Song-Ju Kim, et al. “Efficient decision-making by volume-conserving physical object.” New Journal of Physics. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/8/083023 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgSeptember 4, 2009 Welcome to the August 30. 2009 workshop participants: [back from left]: Tommaso Osti and Naree Kim (seminar week). [front from left]: Andrew Chisholm, Amanda Carson and Morgan Jacobs (internship in landscaping). [photo: sa & text: Anna Tran]last_img

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first_imgFrom the novices who headed into the countryside just two years ago, John and Nicola will now take the lead as walkers navigate their way out of Plumbridge and into the Glenelly Valley for the festival’s ‘Up the Moat’ Charity Walk on Saturday September 17th, one of six walks that will be held over the weekend.Walk beneficiaries MacMillan Cancer Support are obviously a cause close to their hearts and the £5 fee for walkers, as well as any donations visitors want to make, will all go towards the charity.“One of the points MacMillan are keen to make is the emotional benefits of walking,” Nicola continued.“We are probably not your average walkers, we both work full time in busy jobs so we don’t have a lot of opportunities to be hiking around the countryside but it’s something we think is worth making time for because of the wellbeing we have gained from it.“We started with our local walking group in January and it very quickly opened our eyes to the natural beauty that exists in our local area.”The festival’s six walks offer a variety of terrain and distance to suit all levels and ages.The ‘Origins of the Ulster Appalachian Way’ 15k hillside and trail walk on Saturday will suit more experienced walkers but the ‘Up the Moat’ charity challenge walk, an 8km hillside hike leaving from Plumbridge may be more suitable for beginners.Wildlife enthusiasts and inquisitive kids alike will also have the opportunity to join the Bat and Moth Twilight Walk, a 3km exploration of the local habitats of these special night time creatures led by a local expert.On Sunday Killeter is the starting point for three walks, including the popular the Killeter Camino, a 15km multi-terrain experience.Moderate walkers can experience spectacular views along the south Tyrone section of the Ulster Appalachian Way crossing 8km of trails and heather, while more leisurely walkers can join the Killeter Community Ramble which is 5km in distance, led by the newly formed Killeter Rambling Group.“Visitors who don’t know the area sometimes aren’t sure where they are allowed to walk through and where is safe,” John noted.“But all our routes have been well researched and permission has been granted by local farmers to pass through their land.“With the aid of the guides, there is someone with the local knowledge to navigate them through the best route.“We’ve been trained for the role in Health and Safety, First Aid and Map Reading so the visitors are in safe hands.”Anyone who wants to donate to MacMillan Cancer can do so online at https://www.macmillan.org.uk or at the Pinkerton’s Day To Day store in Plumbridge.The Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival will take place on Saturday September 17th and Sunday September 18th.For more information and to register for a place on any of the walks go to www.sperrinskilleterwalking.com.CANCER SURVIVOR JOHN LEADING THE WAY AT SPERRINS AND KILLETER WALKING FESTIVAL was last modified: September 8th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: “John was in his late 40s and you don’t expect it to happen to someone who is still relatively young.“He was told that he needed to lose some weight and get as fit and healthy as possible togive him the best possible chance in surgery.“We started to go out for walks and found that, as well as raising our fitness levels, it was something we enjoyed and it had a positive impact on our emotional wellbeing during a stressful time in our lives.“Thankfully John’s surgery was successful and he has been free from cancer since but we continued to go out walking regularly because we were enjoying it.” WHEN the organisers of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival sought walking guides from within the local community to lead the hundreds of hiking enthusiasts who will converge on the North West next week, Nicola and John Pinkerton came custom made for the role.The Plumbridge couple’s ‘Pinkerton Day To Day’ store is much more than just a local shop, it is a central hub for the Co Tyrone village’s population of a couple of hundred residents and walking around its stunning hinterland has taken on a critical role in their lives in recent years.Not so long ago, the notion of spending a free afternoon in their busy schedules hiking up nearby Moat Mountain would have been the furthest thing from their minds but all that changed in 2014.“John was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and it understandably stopped us in our tracks,” Nicola, who works as a Regional Manager with Lloyds Pharmacy, recalled. CANCER SURVIVOR JOHN LEADING THE WAY AT SPERRINS AND KILLETER WALKING FESTIVALJOHN PINKERTONMACMILLAN CANCER ShareTweetlast_img read more

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