Terry ‘could face Luis Suarez-style ban’

first_imgJohn Terry could face a Luis Suarez-style ban despite being cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, the Daily Mirror declare.There is speculation that the FA may yet take action against the Chelsea skipper, who has always vehemently denied any wrongdoing.Terry was found not guilty.The Mirror suggest he could be charged under the same disciplinary rules that saw Liverpool forward Suarez fined £40,000 and banned for eight games for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.The Sun say both Terry and QPR defender Ferdinand are likely to be charged with bringing the game into disrepute as a result of their foul-mouthed confrontation at Loftus Road last October.They can expect at least a two-match ban at the start of the new season, the paper suggests.The Sun also report that Fabio Capello, who resigned as England boss in protest at the FA sacking Terry as captain, welcomed news that the player had been cleared.Capello’s son, Pierfilippo, said: “We are very happy. My personal view, as a lawyer, is that the final answer to this matter came from where it was always supposed to come.”Meanwhile, the Daily Mail believe QPR have missed out in their attempt to sign out-of-contract Blackburn star Junior Hoilett.The winger has flown to Germany for talks with Borussia Monchengladbach, leading to reports he will choose a move to the Bundesliga outfit.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Ohio Poultry Association recognizes award winners

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) recently announced its 2015 award recipients during the organization’s annual meeting and banquet in Columbus. This year, there were three awards which honored four individuals who have made a significant contribution to Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey communities.“Every year we seek individuals whose work and accomplishments promote the goals of our poultry community to provide Ohioans safe, affordable food,” said Jim Chakeres, OPA executive vice president. “I am honored to work with so many talented individuals, farms and businesses who continually go above and beyond what is expected of them – and this year’s award winners are no exception.”Awards and recipients at the 30th Annual OPA Banquet included:Golden Egg Award: Tom Hertzfeld IIThe Golden Egg Award recognizes an individual who is committed to advancing the mission and values of the state’s egg, chicken and turkey farmers. This year’s honor was presented to Tom Hertzfeld II, of Grand Rapids, Ohio. Hertzfeld serves as the president of Hertzfeld Poultry Farms. Through the years, he has proudly worked in every aspect of the egg business and has held leadership positions on both the state and national levels in the poultry community. Hertzfeld continually gives back to his local community and has a strong, hard-working ethic. He has played an integral role in the egg farming community for his entire life, serving as the OPA president from 2008 to 2010 and currently holds an officer position on the United Egg Producers’ Board of Directors.Golden Feather Award: Ohio Senator Cliff HiteThe Feathered Friend award is given annually to an individual who has distinguished himself or herself as a champion of livestock agriculture or poultry issues. This year, OPA presented the award to Ohio Senator Cliff Hite of Findlay, Ohio. Senator Hite is currently serving in his second General Assembly as a member of the Ohio Senate, representing the 1st Senate District, which encompasses an 11-county region of Northwest Ohio. He presides as the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and oversees state policy for the agriculture industry. A true advocate for agriculture who recognizes the essential role the farm community plays in providing jobs and economic benefit to Ohio, Senator Hite has stood beside OPA’s farmer-members in addressing the many challenges facing the state’s Ohio egg, chicken and turkey sectors.Meritorious Service Award: Dr. Tony Forshey and Dr. Susan SkorupskiThe Meritorious Service Award is given annually to someone in the academic field who has contributed to the egg and poultry communities. This year, OPA presented two Meritorious awards to Dr. Tony Forshey of Granville, Ohio, and Dr. Susan Skorupski of Orient, Ohio.Forshey is currently the State Veterinarian and the chief of the Division of Animal Health for the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He is charged with protecting and promoting the health of Ohio’s livestock industries, including Ohio’s poultry farmers. Forshey’s passion for animal agriculture has had a positive impact on Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey farmers and producers across the country. He has provided valuable counsel and support to the poultry communities in the shaping of standards for poultry well-being, in food safety regulations, and in animal health and disease prevention programs.last_img read more

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Taylor Swift Joins Scholastic To Talk To Kids About The Power Of

first_imgScholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books will present an exclusive video featuring an inspiring, personal conversation with Taylor Swift about how reading and writing can open a world of possibilities for children.Taylor will also share with young viewers the books that have most influenced her and a never before seen clip from behind the scenes at one of her recent music videos.As part of Scholastic’s new reading initiative, “Open a World of Possible,” the 30-minute exclusive video will air on Scholastic.com beginning on October 29, 2014, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Registration to watch on 10/29 is open now here.In a nod to her multi-week No. 1 international smash hit single, “Shake It Off,” Taylor will discuss how music helps her shake off the tough moments in life. Following the video, students can enter Scholastic’s “This is How I Shake it Off” writing contest for the chance to win tickets and a meet-and-greet for two at an upcoming Taylor Swift concert, along with accompanying flights and accommodations. Additional prizes for runners up include a signed guitar and signed copies of Taylor’s new “1989” CD. Students in grades 3-8 attending a U.S. school can enter the contest by submitting a one-page creative essay or poem about how they shake off mean comments and hard times. More details, Official Rules and the contest entry form can be found at www.scholastic.com/taylorswift. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter by December 11, 2014. Void where prohibited.October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a great time to approach the subject of bullying with kids. In support of this observance and the video with Taylor, Scholastic has curated a collection of resources that address bullying, building resilience and fostering a love of reading in kids: • For Teachers: Articles and tips about how to address bullying in classrooms, available here, as well as writing activities to get students in a creative spirit, available here. • For Parents: A guide to the sensitive issue of bullying, including lists of anti-bullying books for every age and expert advice available here.Through the ongoing Open a World of Possible initiative, Scholastic has begun a conversation for teachers, parents and children to share ideas and advice about simple ways to incorporate independent reading into busy classroom days and family time. Scholastic invites people to continue joining the conversation and connecting with peers on social media channels using the hashtag #SharePossible.last_img read more

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Antonio Sabato Jr TMZs Max Hodges Add Star Power To Great American

first_imgActor/model Antonio Sabato Jr. will serve as the master of ceremonies for the Great American Inaugural Ball’s salute to our armed forces and the charities that support them.Antonio Sabato Jr, Great American Inaugural Ball Master of CeremoniesJoining him as a celebrity host will be Max Hodges, best known as the “surfer dude” on entertainment news show TMZ.The gala on Friday, January 20 at the new MGM National Harbor hotel and casino will feature Sabato as the official host who will introduce the ball’s special guests: country music sensation Darryl Worley who’ll be singing the national anthem and performing his 9/11 tribute hit “Have You Forgotten?” that spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard country charts; USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Chairman Paul McQuillan, whose non-profit provides services for active duty military members and their families; and Gold Star Mother Tammy Davenport from American Gold Star Mothers, an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.Sabato, a former Calvin Klein model and TV star, and Hodges, whose laid back humor entertained America daily during his time at TMZ, are no strangers to the spotlight, but on January 20 they will pass it to the groups that selflessly support our servicemen and women and their families who have sacrificed so much. Taking center stage with USO-Metro and American Gold Star Mothers will be the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Families United Toward Universal Respect (FUTURE), and The Nashville Connection – Heroes Salute, a music workshop and benefit concert.Representing our armed forces will be Major General James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard. He will share the stage with fellow West Virginian Sen. Joe Manchin who will relate his experiences with another Great American Ball charity partner, the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe, a program that mentors high school dropouts.“We’re really excited to have Antonio and Max on board to help show our nation the good work that USO-Metro, TAPS, FUTURE, and other charities do for the men and women who serve our country at great expense to themselves and their families,” said event organizer Amy Lao O’Brien. “It’s about honoring their sacrifice and I’m privileged just to be a part of it.”For tickets or more information, visit www.greatamericanball.com.last_img read more

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Attraction expands international presence with acquisition of CMJ Productions

first_imgAdvertisement Attraction, Quebec’s foremost media and entertainment group, is thrilled to announce it has recently signed an agreement to acquire renowned production company CMJ Productions. Specialized in producing factual series, Montreal-based CMJ Productions boasts a catalogue featuring more than 550 hours of quality TV productions broadcast in English in several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and English Canada, as well as in French in Quebec.“CMJ Productions’ seasoned team, helmed by John Kuyk, leverages its extensive experience in international documentaries,” said Richard Speer, President of Attraction. “Adding CMJ Productions to Attraction’s asset portfolio will not only enable us to diversify our offering, but also significantly contribute to expanding our organization’s presence across English-language markets in Canada and worldwide!”“On behalf of everyone at CMJ Productions, it’s both a pleasure and honour to join the ranks of Attraction Media, a major player in the TV and film industries,” added John Kuyk, Founding President of CMJ Productions. “This transaction will take our team to the next level through the expertise and resources of a visionary and energetic company.” Advertisement Advertisement Following this transaction, CMJ Productions’ team will maintain the same organizational structure, with John Kuyk at the helm, supported by Judith Beauchemin.CMJ Productions’ catalogue includes Impostors, A Stranger in my Home, Fatal Vows, The Will: Family Secrets Revealed, Accident Investigator, Risk Takers, Stunt Stars, Monster Quest, Regatta, Outrageous Final Wishes, Hélico tout terrain, Wheels that fail and many more.About AttractionAttraction is a major media group operating in the advertising, film, television, new media, radio broadcasting and content distribution industries. Our client list features broadcasters, distributors, advertisers and, ultimately, all media and entertainment consumers across Québec and abroad. Founded in 2002, Attraction boasts nearly 250 creative minds. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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