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  • Aganzo: “The players have never refused anything”

    first_imgDavid Aganzo today concluded his round of meetings with the Second Division captains, yesterday it was his turn with the First Division captains. In them, the president of AFE explained the measures that LaLiga has transferred to him in the last videoconferences to find a solution to the schedule and to finish the season and to achieve a path to the economic problems that all the clubs must face when seeing how has closed the tap of the income due to the stoppage of the competitions due to the coronavirus.As AS has been counting, some of the solutions or pathways advocated by the employers are not to the liking of the Second footballers, nor were they for the LaLiga Santander players. One of them is the support it makes for the clubs to decide to apply ERTE instead of an agreed salary reduction. Players are aware of the financial difficulties their teams are going through and They accept that everyone should make an effort. For this they are willing to make a salary reduction agreed with the club, as some locker rooms have already done. But they advocate seeing each case individually. In addition, the ERTE option is not feasible since the players continue to carry out their work at home, which is to train. But the main concern of the players is their health and that of their families. They want to play again but without exposing themselves or their closest environment to contagion.As if it were the day before an Election, Today and part of tomorrow will serve as a day of reflection for the First and Second dressing rooms to debate and agree on the response that AFE will give to LaLiga at the meeting on Monday.Aganzo: “The players have never refused anything”The president of the AFE passed by “El Larguero” of the Cadena SER after the meetings with the teams and before Monday’s meeting with LaLiga.Meetings: “I have met with the captains and they are concerned about health, the situation in the country and people have to understand that they are people and watch the news. Sport is in the background.” ERTE: “The players do not understand the communication they sent from the employers. They have never refused anything. We were the first to put everyone on the alert. That they be attacked in this way and that they are to blame for everything is not a good way. “Players and LaLiga: “We have had meetings. The economic is not a priority issue. This alarm bell upsets the clubs. This version of economy that goes above health we do not understand. I am angry that economic issues are discussed. It gives me Courage the pressure to go this way. “LaLiga errors: “Yes, this is not the time. You have to see how the country is and go back to living a normal life. It is not the time or the ways.”Negotiating with Thebes: “Each party protects its own. I am not going to judge anyone. I respect both parties and common sense must prevail here. On an economic level, you have to see the calendars. You have to respect the situation, but the negotiation is done when the terms are known. We do not know if the First will start, if there will be a guarantee in the Second B and Third. I understand the economic losses and they are linked to when the League will start. There have been pressures on the footballers to reduce wages already the administrative do not make those ERTES. There are colleagues who have closed them in those circumstances. “Tension: “I know many players and I see their concern on a personal level. Right now the sport is secondary and like all Spaniards they try to do things well. They negotiate because they want to help and it is very important.”Player defense: “The employers have 42 teams and some disagree. We have information on the amount that everyone can lose. The union is very united. We defend the rights of the footballers. They are concerned about the return so as not to infect anyone. Come on to try to negotiate with the employers our proposals “.last_img read more

  • Five of the best men in Beijing

    first_img YEGO’S 92.72 WINNING THROW Approximately 800 men went to Beijing to seek gold medals at the 2015 World Championships last month. Only 22 of them succeeded. An even smaller group of five – Ashton Eaton of America, his compatriot Christian Taylor, Kenyan Julius Yego, Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa and Jamaica’s incomparable Usain Bolt – produced performances so compelling that they were set apart from the rest. Bolt spared the sport’s blushes with a 0.01 second victory over American Justin Gatlin in the much-anticipated 100 metres. With the 100 competition greasing his wheels, the tall man won the 200-metres more easily with a world-leading run of 19.55 seconds. That’s ho-hum for him, but no one but Bolt has ever run faster in World Championships history. South African van Niekerk arrived in Beijing undefeated at 400 metres and left with the gold medal. Flying through the 200-metre mark in a reported time of 20.7 seconds, he kept going to clock 43.48, with former champions Lashawn Merritt and Kirani James making the final the first race ever with three men under 44 seconds. The American trio of Michael Johnson, Butch Reynolds and Jeremy Wariner are the only men with faster 400-metre times than van Niekerk. Yego, a stocky Kenyan, launched his javelin further than all but two others in the history of the sport. His winning throw of 92.72 metres missed the meet record by just eight centimetres and gave Kenya their first medal in a World Championships throwing event. The Finland-based Yego is now a superhero at home. While van Niekerk and Yego were winning World titles for the first time, Taylor regained the triple-jump title he first won in 2011. He did it in style with a towering jump of 18.21 metres. That missed the 20-year-old world and World Championships record of 18.29 by Great Briton Jonathan Edwards by the length of your little finger. As good as Bolt, van Niekerk, Yego and Taylor were, they all were put in the Beijing shade by Eaton. The American retained his decathlon title with a world record of 9,045 points. Miraculously, it was only the third time the 9,000-point threshold had been broken and Eaton has now done it twice, with two world records. The high point of Eaton’s two-day, 10-event display was a decathlon world best of 45 seconds flat in the 400 metres. That came at the end of a day in which he ran the 100, long jumped, putt the shot and high jumped. It makes you wonder. Maybe he can run 44-flat if he is fresh.last_img read more

  • Iverson won’t coach in BIG3 this season

    first_imgFILE – Allen Iverson of 3’s Company talks to his team during a time out in the game against Tri-State in week nine of the BIG3 three-on-three basketball league at KeyArena on August 20, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Stephen Brashear/BIG3/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Allen Iverson will not coach in the BIG3 this season and will be replaced by Michael Cooper with 3′s Company.Iverson says Wednesday he informed the league he could not take part because of scheduling conflicts, adding in an Instagram post that the league supports him and he would continue to attend games when possible.ADVERTISEMENT Muguruza says top ranking no longer ‘that important’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Iverson was the biggest star to join Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league of former NBA players last season and was announced as a player-coach. But the 2001 NBA MVP quickly decided after the opening game he would no longer play and focused only on his coaching duties.Cooper won five championships as a player with the Los Angeles Lakers and also won titles as a coach in the WNBA and NBA Development League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

  • Kidnap victim, 4, is found unharmed; women arrested

    first_imgOchoa and Dean were detained as fugitives, Lee said. They were being questioned by Los Angeles County detectives in the Sunday afternoon slaying of Monroe Miles, 32, the boy’s paternal uncle, and about the abduction of the boy from Miles’ home in Altadena. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued an AMBER Alert on Sunday, saying Ochoa did not have legal custody of her son. A sheriff’s office statement alleged that Ochoa “shot and killed a relative who was caring for the child, took the child and left.” Another statement said only that Dean “has been identified as having been involved in the commission of this crime.” The nature of Dean’s relationship with Ochoa was not immediately known. Both women were sought on felony warrants charging them with homicide and child abduction, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Oscar Butao said. It was not immediately clear when the women would face an extradition hearing in Las Vegas. Two women were arrested Tuesday in Las Vegas in the fatal shooting of an Altadena man, and a 4-year-old boy who had been cared for by the man was found unharmed, police said. Vanessa Ochoa, 22, and Mesha Arshaz Dean, 25, were taken into custody without incident, Las Vegas police Lt. Ted Lee said. The women had been sought for two days as authorities broadcast AMBER Alert bulletins across California and Nevada. The women were unarmed when they were found in a car driven by an unidentified man in a West Las Vegas neighborhood, Lee said. Ochoa’s son, Manaen Miles, was turned over to Clark County child protective services officials. “He was fine as far as we could tell,” Lee said. “He didn’t need any medical attention.” Authorities said Miles was found shot in the torso in a home where he lived with the boy’s grandparents, Sylvia and Monroe Miles. The boy’s father had recently moved into the home in the 4000 block of Canyon Dell Drive, sheriff’s officials said. The boy’s grandparents said Tuesday they were focused on their grandson’s safe return. “My son Monroe Miles paid the ultimate price in trying to protect Manaen, and at least his death was not in vain,” Monroe Miles told KABC-TV in Los Angeles. AMBER Alerts were issued for the boy in California and Nevada because sheriff’s investigators believed the women headed toward Ochoa’s last known address, in Henderson, Nev. Las Vegas police, acting on a tip from investigators in Los Angeles, found the silver Mitsubishi Diamante sedan that Ochoa and Dean were believed to have been driving parked near a home in the West Las Vegas neighborhood, Lee said. Police were watching when the women, the boy and the Las Vegas man emerged from the house on Tuesday and got into another car. They were arrested about 12:30 p.m., several blocks away. After Tuesday’s arrest, the man was questioned and released, Lee said. His name was not made public. “He wasn’t involved,” Lee said of the driver. “He was just in the car.” 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

  • Leeds fans on Nile Ranger’s appearance at The Den – is he the answer?

    first_img Nile Ranger 1 Are Leeds in crisis?That’s the question Adrian Durham was asking on Matchday Live following the club’s opening day defeat to Millwall.Dave Hockaday’s men lost 2-0 at The Den where former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger was spotted in the away end.The rumour is that Leeds owner Massimo Cellino will offer the 23-year-old, who is currently without a club, a chance at Elland Road.Ranger’s contracts at Newcastle and recent club Swindon were cancelled by mutual consent and in March he was cleared of rape following a week-long trial. Last month he spoke of being keen to clean up his image.But his appearance in the away end at Millwall had mixed reactions from fans…last_img read more

  • Job Vacancy: Head Chef sought for new Letterkenny pub restaurant

    first_imgJob Vacancy: Sister Sara’s Superpub Letterkenny are seeking staff for their exciting new food addition – Sara’s Kitchen.Head chef required for an exciting new opportunity in Sister Sara’s. If you are self-driven and motivated by a brand new challenge then please send your CV to dryarchinn@gmail.comMinimum 5 years experience. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.Job Vacancy: Head Chef sought for new Letterkenny pub restaurant was last modified: February 2nd, 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) Tags:culinaryHead ChefjobsKitchenletterkennyrestaurantSister Sara’slast_img read more


    first_imgN56 AT ILLISTRIN COVERED IN ICE AND HAIL – DONEGALDAILY.COMDONEGAL drivers are being warned of treacherous conditions on many roads overnight.Hail and snow showers have covered salt laid down on main roads by gritters from Donegal County Council earlier.Earlier there were long tailbacks on the N56 from Letterkenny to Gaoth Dobhair as traffic was reduced to less than 20km/hr. With further hail and snow showers expected overnight, Gardai and AA Roadwatch are warning of dreadful conditions in many areas.It follows storms earlier in the day which knocked out power to hundreds of homes across the county, with the worst hit areas in Killybegs and Ballyshannon.Shortly before 11pm a new weather warning was issued by Met Eireann for the next 24 hours for Co Donegal.Damaging wind gusts of 130km/hr are expected on Tuesday. There were also lightening storms over Ballyshannon and Bundoran as well as Fanad and Inishowen.Peter O’Donnell from The Meteo Times says more of hail and snow is on the way.Here’s what he says about Tuesday: Very windy and cold with mixed wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow (accumulating to 3-7 cm on some northern hills) with west to northwest gale force winds 80-120 km/hr, and temperatures steady in the 2-4 C range possibly dropping to 0-2 C where snow accumulates. The rain-snow line will rapidly fall to about 150m or lower and some of the passing squally showers could be thundery with large hail or snow. Blizzard-like conditions may develop in higher sections of the north and occasionally may appear almost anywhere as strong convective showers move rapidly across the country. The sun may come out briefly between these heavy showers. It will feel exceptionally cold in the wind and conditions may become severe for livestock in higher elevations especially. By afternoon and evening, a somewhat less severe interval with temperatures 4-6 C will turn most of the showers back to rain except on highest elevations, but the wind will continue very strong from the northwest. This feature will appear in the north first and Munster could see intervals of snow before it arrives there about sunset. URGENT WEATHER WARNING: DONEGAL ROADS IN TREACHEROUS CONDITION was last modified: February 5th, 2013 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:Donegal DailyURGENT WEATHER WARNING: DONEGAL ROADS IN TREACHEROUS CONDITIONweatherlast_img read more

  • Kazooki Theater: Darwinism Tolerates Kooky Speculation

    first_imgNo, an orangutan playing a kazoo cannot explain the origin of human language. Why do such ideas get favorable media press?Atheists who make attacks against CEH on our Twitter feed sometimes engage in hysterical ridicule and mockery at the idea of a “god” creating humans. They are confident that Darwinism explains the rise of humans from bacteria, given billions of years. And yet they use language to express such attacks. Language presupposes morality (because propositions are stated to affirm truths) and logic (because gibberish conveys no meaning). How did language, rationality and morality arise by an evolutionary process? One Darwinist believes we can listen to the soothing sounds of the kazoo for enlightenment.Orangutans can play the kazoo – here’s what this tells us about the evolution of speech  (The Conversation). This has to be a parody, one might suppose, upon reading this headline. Surely Adriano Reis e Lameira, a psychologist at the University of St Andrews, is mocking the credulity of evolutionists with this article. But no — he is kooky serious.A kazoo might seem a world away from the spoken word. But our ability to produce its buzzing, Donald Duck-like sound at will was key in us ever developing the ability to speak at all. And while our capacity for speech is unique, my colleague Robert Shumaker and I have used the novelty instrument to show that great apes aren’t far behind.Words fail to convey the extent of madness in the suggestion that kazoos can tell anything about the “evolution of speech.” It’s not like Lameira has a foundation of evidence to stand on. He admits evolutionists are clueless:Speech is one of the defining marks of humanhood. It is the interface of our social and societal relationships, and the baton through which individuals and generations pass information and knowledge from one to the other. Yet, how our species – and our species alone – developed such a powerful method of communication remains unclear.Precision is supposed to be a hallmark of science. Let’s consider some synonyms for “unclear” – ambiguous, confused, fuzzy, hazy, imprecise, obscure, uncertain, unsettled, unsure, vague, blurry, cloudy, dim, elusive, intangible, nebulous, shadowy – you get the picture. Lameira admits that this is the level of precision in Darwinian explanations for language after 160 years since Darwin launched his storytelling empire in the Origin.The Kazoo as Divination DeviceEnter Lameira as a language translator and divination expert. Watch his YouTube video of Tilda, a female orangutan, croaking incoherently. Lameria mind-melds with Tilda and determines what she is trying to convey. “Orangutan babble provides insight into speech building blocks,” he explains. This must be the case, he argues, because Tilda exhibits “voice control” and has the ability to score food tidbits by mimicking Pavlovian vocalizations from her trainer.For instance, great apes can mimic the rhythm of speech, producing babbling vocalisations that could easily be confused with those of a Disney cartoon character (as in the video above). They can also match the pitch of a human voice (below). Such feats would be impossible if great apes could not deploy and use their voice on command in similar ways to us.Lameira does have a point. Many humans babble as incoherently as Tilda. This demonstrates that humans are devolving into lower primates, does it not?Thoughtful orangutan contemplating how to improve nuance in kazoo communication (Corel Photos)Gain Enlightenment: Hand the Orangutan a KazooNext, Lameira halds a Kazoo up to Tilda’s lips, with which she makes a few brief farting sounds (YouTube). Lameira is pleased. “Well done,” he says to the ape, as if she comprehends and appreciates the compliment for her “speech.”Lameira qualifies his assertion about the evolution of language by noting that not all orangutans are as skilled at making the farting sounds as Tilda is. Like the origin of language itself, the extent of individualization between orangutan kazoo players is “unclear.” What wonderful research opportunities this opens up!The fact that only some of the orangutans managed to play the kazoo shows us that the capacity and/or motivation to demonstrate vocal control differs between individuals. So one great ape can never be representative of the vocal abilities of a whole species. To understand the vocal control of apes further, scientists should develop tests tailored to match each individual ape’s limitations and drive. This won’t be a surprise to parents, teachers, and linguistic therapists, who know that children develop speech at different rates and manners, despite sharing virtually the same environment.By implication, individual differences between the expressive nuance of vocal communication by philosophers in the university are no different in kind from the differences between apes in ability to produce farting sounds on a kazoo.It’s Darwin’s FaultThe Darwinian evolutionary tie-in is the foundation of this tale.Understanding the extent to which great apes can “speak” offers clues as to how and when the various skills required for full-blown speech emerged in our evolutionary lineage. Scientists previously thought that great apes didn’t have the required brain circuitry. Now, it seems that they do. The question now is why our species used the last few million years to hone these neural capabilities, but our close cousins didn’t – or weren’t able to.Evolution works if “speech emerged” in one “evolutionary lineage” but it also works when it didn’t emerge in another. Darwin can’t lose. That’s why his Stuff Happens Law is so successful. It explains everything.Do Darwinians care about how silly they look with this kind of storytelling? We did a quick Google search on “lameira orangutan language speech kazoo” and found thousands of hits over the past year. None of the top entries criticize (or ridicule) his theory. All assume that this is wonderful research, proving that kazoos shed light on human language. This tells you much of what you need to know about Darwinism.Cartoon for CEH by Brett Miller. All rights reserved.Affirm the Biblical position that our Creator (the ultimate Communicator) endowed us with language, though, and you will likely be mocked, ridiculed and punished by banishment to make such an assertion in any scientific forum.We’ve compared Darwin’s Empire to a castle that has banished all its critics outside the walls. Now we see that it is truly a Tower of Babble.(Visited 232 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • South Africa shines in Dakar Rally

    first_img17 January 2012 ‘An unforgettable experience’ “I’ve watched the Dakar Rally on television for many years and it’s always been my dream to compete in this great race. It has been a privilege and an unforgettable experience. It marked the third time the pair has finished on the podium in the Dakar. Previously, they won the event in 2009 and finished as runners-up in 2010. Theirs was also the first petrol-powered vehicle to make it onto the podium since 2009. “Francois did a great job of keeping us on the route, which was a difficult task with our having to find hidden way points each day. This has been almost a life-changing experience and I can’t wait to come back and do it all again.” First, second and thirdOf the many cars that adhered to this future Dakar specification, referred to as class T1.5 in the paddock, the South Africans finished first, second and third, a most encouraging result. Duncan Vos and Rob Howie, competing in the event for the first time, claimed eleventh place, while the Team Overdrive South African Hilux of Lucio Alvarez and Andy Graue ended in sixth position. Johannesburg property developer Corbett and Pretoria businessman Jordaan finished their first attempt on the Dakar Rally in 24th place overall. It is interesting to note that the Imperial Toyota Hallspeed Hiluxes are built for the South African ABSA off-road national championship and their engines are restricted in accordance to regulations that have been accepted internationally, including for the Dakar as from 2013. Team Imperial Toyota continued South Africa’s fine tradition in the Dakar Rally which finished in Lima, Peru on Sunday, with a remarkable performance for a first-time outfit. There was also a strong finish for the Toyota-powered buggy of Mark Corbett and Francois Jordaan. ‘We did it!’“We did it! 3rd place podium! Great team effort, and unbreakable Toyota!” wrote De Villiers on Twitter. OVERALL STANDINGS Corbett and Jordaan competed in the two-wheel drive class of the top T1 car category and were classified fourth in the class and third among the petrol-engined cars. For Alfie Cox, the 2012 race was forgettable. His Volvo XC60RR burnt out on the first stage. However, it was the tried-and-tested combination of Giniel de Villiers and his German co-driver, Dirk von Zitzewitz, which led the way, finishing third overall after an impressive showing in very difficult and testing conditions through Argentina, Chile and Peru. “Words like relentless, gruelling, tough and tenacity take on a whole new meaning on the Dakar,” said a delighted Corbett at the finish in the Plaza de Armas in Lima. Darryl Curtis was the leading South African in the motorbike category, finishing in 22nd place on his KTM 450 Replica. Greg Raaf placed 83rd, while Neil Scott-Williams and Iain Stevenson failed to finish. 1 Stephane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret (Mini) 38h 54m 50s2 Nani Roma/Michel Perin (Mini) 39h 36m 46s3 Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota) 40h 08m 15s4 Leonid Novitskiy/Andreas Schulz (Mini) 41h 06m 40s5 Robby Gordon/Johnny Campbell (Hummer) 41h 11m 39s6 Lucio Alvarez/Bernardo Graue (Toyota) 43h 00m 28s7 Carlos Sousa/Jean-Pierre Gracion (Great Wall) 43h 25m 10s8 Ricardo Leal Dos Santos/Paulo Fiuza (Mini) 43h 58m 04s9 Bernhard Ten Brinke/Matthieu Baumel (Mitsub) 44h 06m 04s10 Krzysztof Holowczyz/Jean-Marc Fortin (Mini) 45h 54m 24s11 Duncan Vos/Rob Howie (Toyota) 46h 03m 17s “To finish the Dakar is an achievement all on its own, but to do so in our own car with our own support team is something of which I am immensely proud. We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful back-up crew, which included my father, Ernest, and mother, Gaye. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

  • Teens go above and beyond to earn achievement awards

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Katerina Sharp, OCJ 4-H reporterAlong with the many projects, trips and other leadership opportunities available to Ohio 4-H members, teens can apply for achievement awards each year that recognize their hard work in specific project areas.The Ohio 4-H achievement award application requires members to keep track of and record all their yearly 4-H activities, along with their work in a specific project category. There are 28 categories that cover project areas such as beef, environmental science, health and safety, leadership, photography, and food and nutrition. Counties select the top candidate from each category to go on to the state competition.Selection for each category is based on what the 4-H member learned, project achievement, 4-H awards and honors. The first-place state winner from each project area receives an all-expenses paid trip to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, where members network with other 4-H teens from across the country while engaging in leadership trainings and community service events. Each of Ohio’s 28 achievement award winners also attend a recognition banquet at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center where they are recognized for their achievements in 4-H.Two of this year’s 28 winners are Andrew Houseman and Lauren Hitt.Andrew Houseman is a 10-year member of Clinton County’s Adams Chiefs 4-H club. Andrew received his achievement award in woodworking, a project area he has participated in all 10 years.“The feeling of earning this award is phenomenal. I really love woodworking,” said Andrew. “To know you are the best in your area in the entire state of Ohio is a really cool feeling. I’ve put a ton of work into 4-H over the years and for me, woodworking is a skill I can use throughout my life.”In addition to his woodworking projects, Andrew completed vegetable projects and has shown hogs. He also held several officer positions in his 4-H club and in junior fair board over the past few years.“I wouldn’t be the person I am today without 4-H,” said Andrew. “Being a camp counselor taught me how to work with kids and take care of someone other than myself. Being a junior fair board member has given me a lot of professional experience, like working with people, planning and organizing events, and time management.”Andrew is looking forward to attending The Ohio State University’s ATI campus this fall, where he plans to major in agricultural systems management.Lauren Hitt, a 9-year member of Franklin County’s K-9 Wonderdogs club, has been chosen as Ohio’s achievement award winner in the companion animals category. Lauren rescued two dogs, Lily and Sadie, that she trains and shows in 4-H. She is also active in 4-H PetPALS, where she and Lilly visit the Columbus Public Library to promote education and reading, as well as Wesley Glen Retirement Community.“It means a lot to me to know that I’ve made an impact,” said Lauren, “and to know that people recognize the effort I have put into training my dogs. I’m very honored to be getting this award and just doing what I love.”last_img read more