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Morado: Winning just secondary in charity game

first_imgLATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “I’m just hoping that everyone is reminded that this is really for a good cause,” he said. “It’s not just for La Salle, not just for Ateneo. It’s not for pride, but it’s for a good cause.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Lady Eagles  had every reason to roll over and die after losing the first two sets.But Ateneo eventually figured things out and bucked its early struggles to pull off a thrilling win in a five-set classic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’READ: Battle of the Rivals: Valdez, Ateneo best La Salle in 5 sets“It took some feeling out process and adjustments, but we got our groove eventually. It felt great playing again with familiar people,” said Morado, who had previously played with almost everyone in the blue team except for Fille Cainglet-Cayetano. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Maraño stays on beast mode even in charity game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments The 22-year-old setter was vital for Ateneo’s rally, delivering 58 excellent sets, on top of her five points en route to being named Player of the Game.Morado felt relieved that the Lady Eagles showed a great fight and gave the fans a treat. READ: Enjoying the game key to winning, says Valdez“I’m glad that the fans got to watch a good game, and it’s always fun going against La Salle. Even in this game, I really learned a lot, so I’m just happy in the turnout of match,” she said.Morado stressed that winning is just secondary in the tiff, sharing that the biggest winners of the event will always be the beneficiaries. ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo setter Jia Morado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJia Morado thought La Salle would sweep Ateneo on Sunday at Battle of the Rivals.“I thought we’re gonna lose straight,” Morado admitted when asked if she expected a competitive match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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PPP records huge win at LGE in Region 5

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) recorded a huge win at Monday’s poll in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) after picking up 8356 votes as against the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) which won 5960, and the Alliance For Change (AFC), 270.The PPP won five of the 10 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) in that region, while there was a tie in one of the NDCs.The region saw that party winning the Blairmont/Gelderland NDC with 11 seats, while APNU secured three seats. The party also won the Rosignol/Zee Lust NDC with 13 seats, as APNU was only able to secured three seats.There was at tie at the Woodlands/Bel Air NDC in terms of seats with both partiesPPP Region Five Supervisor, Fizal Jafferallywinning two constituencies each. However, in terms of votes cast, the PPP got 401 and APNU 283.The PPP took all 18 seats in the Bath/Woodley Park NDC and 10 in the Union/Naarstigheid NDC. APNU won six seats there.In the Seafield/Tempe NDC, APNU claimed 11 seats and the PPP, five; while at the Profit/Rising Sun NDC, the PPP got two seats and APNU nine.In the Park/Abary NDC, the PPP got 10 of the 16 seats with APNU claiming the others.All four seats in the Hamlet/Change NDC went to APNU which also won the Woodlands/Farm NDC with a 7-6 majority. The eighth seat went to an independent candidate.PPP Region Five Supervisor Fizal Jafferally stated that one of the largest constituencies in the region; Bath/Woodley Park, the place of poll was to one end of the constituency, forcing some voters to have to travel more than two miles in order to vote. This, he noted, was a major concern for the party.In addition, he related that the Party’s showing at the polls was good as it recorded more votes than it did at the 2016 Local Government Elections.last_img read more

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Real Madrid blow as Kroos suffers knee injury

first_imgWhile Real did not say how long the 28-year-old German would be out for, they will hope to have him back in time for the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie away to Paris Saint-Germain on March 6.Kroos played the full 90 minutes of Wednesday’s first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, which Zinedine Zidane’s side won 3-1, although Spanish media said he picked up the injury in that game in a challenge with PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.He will miss Sunday’s La Liga game away at Betis, with the versatile Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic a contender to take his place in the team.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid will hope to have Kroos back in time for the second leg of their Champions League tie against PSG © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Feb 16 – Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos faces a spell on the sidelines after his club confirmed on Friday that he had picked up a knee injury.“Following tests carried out on Toni Kroos…he has been diagnosed with a sprain to the exterior lateral ligament in the left knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed,” Real said in a statement on their website.last_img read more

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Balotelli has matured, says Italy skipper Bonucci

first_imgMancini has called up 27-year-old Balotelli for three upcoming friendlies after the striker was sidelined by Italy by injury and behavioural problems in recent years.“I’ve found him (Mario) changed compared to the past, matured,” 31-year-old AC Milan defender Bonucci told a press conference ahead of Monday’s game.Balotelli has scored 13 goals in 33 appearances for the Azzurri but has not been selected since Italy’s humiliating group-stage exit from the 2014 World Cup.But he may have to wait until the second friendly against France on June 1 to make his return.“As for Balotelli, we’ll see if he plays or not (against the Saudis). Mario wants to play in front of his fans in Nice. Let’s see if we deploy him immediately or in the second game,” said Mancini.“He’ll be one of the strikers and we hope he can give us something good for the future because he’s still young.”Mancini said that he had not yet decided on the lineup for Monday’s game with the only certainty that AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma would start.“It’s the first game so it’s important to start well, which does not just mean winning,” said Mancini.“The most important thing is that the lads play carefree and that they can have fun, even at the cost of making mistakes.”Bonucci, meanwhile, said he was relishing his role of captain even if he missed the presence of veterans Gianluigi Buffon and Daniele De Rossi.“There’s a strong sense of responsibility, but what surpasses everything is pride. I want to be a true example for the rest of lads,” said Bonucci.Italy play a third friendly against the Netherlands, who also failed to qualify for the World Cup, in Turin on June 4.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Italy’s striker Mario Balotelli (C) and Italy’s forward Lorenzo Insigne (L) take part in a training session on May 24, 2018 at Coverciano’s training camp near Florence. © AFP / Carlo BRESSANMILAN, Italy, May 28 – Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci said Sunday be believes that Mario Balotelli has matured as the Nice striker prepares to make his first appearance for the Azzurri in four years.New Italy coach Roberto Mancini will oversee his first game in charge of the four-time world champions against World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia in a friendly on Monday night in Saint Gallen, Switzerland.last_img read more

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Man United already have the perfect replacement for De Gea, insists Steve Bruce

first_imgManchester United legend Steve Bruce believes the Red Devils can cope without David de Gea if the goalkeeper moves to Real Madrid, thanks to the form of summer signing Sergio Romero.The Spanish number one has long been linked with a move back to his homeland with European champions Real, though talk of the deal has cooled with the clubs seemingly at a standoff over a fee for the Red Devils’ two-time player of the year.De Gea – currently exiled from first-team affairs over the speculation – is keen on the switch and has turned down a new contract at Old Trafford, meaning he could leave for free next summer if a deal can’t be finalised before the September 1 deadline.If he does go, many have questioned if Louis van Gaal can find an adequate replacement in time, with Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris one of the players linked.But, with United yet to concede a goal in their first three Premier League games, Bruce believes Argentina No.1 Romero – a free signing earlier this summer – has proven himself capable.“Romero has been fabulous,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “United haven’t conceded a goal in the league yet, he’s done great.“It [the De Gea saga] has dragged on.“For their player of the year for the past two seasons not to be in goal seems a bit ridiculous really.“I suppose [his proposed move to Real Madrid] will be happen before Tuesday.“The boy has one year left on his contract and obviously Manchester United want a decent fee for him, otherwise he’s not going.“There seems to be a bit of a stalemate, it’s not an ideal situation, but with the resources the club have and the goalkeeper they’ve got at the moment, they’ll be fine.”last_img read more

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Datebook

first_imgSATURDAY: Nature’s Morning, a moderate hike, 8-10 a.m., Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, Calabasas. Entrances: 2 miles north off the Las Virgenes exit of northbound 101 or at the end of Victory Boulevard past Valley Circle Boulevard. Parking, $3 per vehicle. Valley Grassroots for Democracy will hold a meeting on clean-money campaigns, 10 a.m-noon, State Building auditorium, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Author-artist Mark Koestier will read from his book, “Jet Pack Benny,” at 11 a.m., and “Music for Aardvarks,” an interactive puppet show, will be held at 3 p.m. at Storyopolis, 12348 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 509-5600. “Giggle Gaggle,” a performance for children, 2 p.m., Joy Theatre, 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Tickets $8. Call (818) 505-9355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Getty Center gallery tours, 2 p.m., 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. Call (310) 440-7300. The San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra concert, 8 p.m., Pierce College Performing Arts Theatre, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Doors open at 7. Tickets $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $12 for children under 12. (818) 347-4807. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. last_img read more

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RAPHOE ABUSE REPORT IN FULL

first_imgTHIS is the damning report into child sex abuse in the Raphoe Diocese in full.More reports to follow throughout the day.Private and Confidential Review of Safeguarding Practice in theDiocese of Raphoeundertaken by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC)August 2010 The content of this Report is not to be accessed or shared without the consent of the Bishop of RaphoeReview of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeCONTENTSBackground Standard 1A written policy on keeping children safe Standard 2Management of allegationsStandard 3Preventing Harm to Children Standard 4Training and EducationStandard 5Communicating the Church’s Safeguarding MessageStandard 6Access to Advice and SupportStandard 7Implementing and Monitoring StandardsRecommendations Terms of ReferencePage 3 Page 6 Page 8 Page 12 Page 14Page 16 Page 17Page 18 Page 19 Page 21Page 2 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeBackgroundThe National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC) was asked by the Sponsoring Bodies, namely the Episcopal Conference, the Conference of Religious of Ireland, and the Irish Missionary Union, to undertake a comprehensive review of safeguarding practice within and across all the Church authorities on the island of Ireland. The purpose of the review was to confirm that current safeguarding practice complied with the standards set down within the guidance issued by the Sponsoring Bodies in February 2009 and that all known allegations and concerns had been appropriately dealt with. To achieve this task, safeguarding practice in each Church authority was to be reviewed through an examination of case records and through interviews with key personnel involved both within and external to the diocese. The findings of the review will be shared with a reference group before being submitted to the diocese along with any recommendations arising from the findings. This report contains the findings of the Review of Safeguarding Practice within the Diocese of Raphoe undertaken by the NBSCCC in line with the request made to it by the Sponsoring Bodies. It is based upon the case material made available to the reviewers by the diocese. NBSCCC do not have powers of compellability and therefore sharing of data has been done on the basis of consent. The NBSCCC believes that all relevant documentation for the cases in the diocese of Raphoe was passed to the reviewers. This has been confirmed by the diocese.The National Board would like to acknowledge the approach adopted by Bishop Boyce and his team, who demonstrated commitment to best practice in inviting the reviewers to examine safeguarding practice. The terms of reference of NBSCCC’s review covers an assessment of current risk. An examination of existing cases provides great insight into how cases were managed historically and most importantly as to how cases are currently assessed, whether the statutory agencies are notified and how those who pose a risk are managed within the diocese. The period under examination – 1st January 1975 to 1st August 2010 covers a time when three bishops were in office. References are therefore made to both past management by the three bishops and current management by Bishop Boyce.For Clarification –The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, NBSCCC, National Board, National Office – all these terms are synonymous with each other and refer to the same entity.Also the term Designated Person is interchangeable with that of Designated Officer or Delegate. A precise definition of the content of the role may be found on Page 55 of Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance document.Page 3 of 23IntroductionReview of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeThe purpose of the review is set out within the Terms of Reference that are appended to this report. It seeks to examine practice within the diocese, highlighting that which is good but also highlighting areas of poor practice and applying to them recommendations for implementation in order to safeguard our children more effectively. It is an expectation held by the National Board that key findings from the review will be shared widely so that public awareness of what is being done may be increased and with it, confidence that this diocese is now taking appropriate steps to safeguard children. It is also an expectation of NBSCCC that a time bound action plan is prepared based on the recommendations made in this review.MethodologyCase files comprising complaints, witness statements, respondent statements, notes of interviews and discussions, assessment reports, correspondence and other written material have been examined to form a view of the quality of practice provided to complainants and respondents in the area of safeguarding children. In addition, people with a safeguarding role within the diocese, including Bishop Boyce and representatives from outside agencies, have been interviewed with the purpose of adding to this assessment of the quality of current practice.In line with the Terms of Reference, fourteen case files relating to diocesan priests, against whom allegations were made, were examined.The report employs the seven standards outlined within Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance document as a template for drawing conclusions and commentary on past and present practice. This is followed by a set of recommendations to be applied by the diocese.Upon examination all files were found to be well ordered, consistently structured and containing chronologies which made the task of reading and assessing the content a great deal easier. Attention had been paid to ensuring that the content of the files were accessible to readers.Interviews were conducted with Bishop Boyce, Advisory Committee members, Child Safeguarding Committee members, along with the Diocesan Designated Person and Assistant Diocesan Designated Person. A representative from the HSE was also interviewed. A telephone conversation with an Inspector of the Gardaí confirmed that a good working relationship exists between the diocese and the Gardaí. Bishop Boyce concurs with this view. He has recently reviewed all his cases and discussed them in detail with the Gardaí.A similar process has also taken place with HSE, who also feel that the relationship with Bishop Boyce is open and receptive to putting in place safeguards in the interests of children. HSE have also made a commitment to work proactively with the diocese both in terms of the management of allegations and to increase awareness of the impact of abuse. NBSCCC commend Bishop Boyce and local HSE personnel for having a very clear joint agenda which is focused on the safety of children.Page 4 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeAs stated above the Diocese of Raphoe has experienced a significant level of clerical abuse cases reported in the past two decades. Amongst these one particular case stands out. This involved a serial paedophile priest who was the subject of a book and also of a great deal of media attention. This priest, Fr. Eugene Greene, was charged and convicted of a number of serious offences against children. This case is included in the review.It is clear that significant errors of judgement were made by successive bishops when responding to child abuse allegations that emerged within this diocese. Too much emphasis was placed on the situation of the accused priest and too little on the needs of their complainants. Judgements were clouded, due to the presenting problem being for example, alcohol abuse and an inability to hear the concerns about abuse of children, through that presenting problem. More attention should have been given to ensuring that preventative actions were taken quickly when concerns came to light. This view is based on an assessment of cases reported to the diocese and includes a number which were received during the previous bishops’ time in office.It is a matter of great regret to Bishop Boyce that his focus on victims’ needs was not greater in the past, and he now acknowledges that he has a very different appreciation of his safeguarding responsibilities as to when he first came into office. The reviewers would accept that this is the case and would wish to commend Bishop Boyce on his willingness to learn the painful lessons of the past and to apply them to the current practice in the diocese.Page 5 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeSTANDARDSThis section provides the findings of the review. The template employed to present the findings are the seven standards, set down and described in the Church guidance, Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance. This guidance was launched in February 2009 and was endorsed and adopted by all the Church authorities who minister on the island of Ireland, including the Diocese of Raphoe.Standard 1A written policy on keeping children safeEach child should be cherished and affirmed as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity, which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all.Bishop Boyce has established all the relevant structures required by the standards document to enhance the implementation of safeguarding within his diocese. The review included interviews with key personnel responsible for establishing and implementing these structures.Written PoliciesThe Child Protection Committee is the main source of child protection development within the diocese and from meeting with representatives of that committee there is no doubt about their enthusiasm to ensure relevant policies are in place. The committee is made up of volunteer lay and clerical members. The mix of experience within the group reflects an attempt to draw on a range of child protection expertise. In interview, the committee representatives demonstrated their commitment to develop safeguarding structures and constructively challenge as appropriate. They view their main role as ensuring that practice in the diocese and parishes is effective and reflects policies and procedures.The committee have produced an abundance of written materials in consultation with others. Their first annual report (2006/7) gives detail of progress made since they were set up by Bishop Boyce in the autumn of 2006. No further annual report was presented at the interview.One of the main products of the committee has been a series of best practice leaflets which have now been collated into the Child Protection Policy Handbook (2008). This has been distributed to all parishes and to individuals who have accessed child protection training in the diocese. In line with the Standards, the policy document will be due for review in 2011. A policy statement contained within this document has been adapted to include relevant referral contact details to be used by anyone with concerns about a child’s safety. This statement includes a range of child focused activities and is intended for display in public places in parish buildings.One of the key areas explored with committee members was the issue of their confidence that policies and procedures are effectively implemented in the parishes. In order to assess this, the committee arranged an event to which parish representatives were invited. In addition a self audit (Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures Checklist) has been forwarded to parish priests for completion. No mandate to attend was attached to thisPage 6 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Raphoerequest as the committee feel they have no right to insist. Despite this the return rate was high (33 parishes and 8 independent curacies). Whilst this self-report provides an indicator that the parishes have responded well to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance, there remains a challenge for Bishop Boyce that he feels confident the structures work effectively. Consideration should be given to adopting an annual audit of policy and practice in parishes and reporting the findings to NBSCCC as part of an assessment of how the structures are implemented in the future.Safe recruitment and vetting is reported as having been implemented in every parish for both clerical and lay personnel and the self-report audit tool designed by the committee to elicit feedback on implementation requests information about this practice also.The foregoing paragraph indicates that a significant start has been made to establishing safeguarding structures in the diocese and confirmation of this has been sought through self-report. It is to the credit of Bishop Boyce and his staff and volunteers that they have responded in this way to the requirements of Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance.Recommendation 1: Bishop Boyce should continue to support the Child Protection Committee and encourage them to regularly review and monitor the policies and procedures that apply within the diocese. Care should be taken to ensure that they comply fully with the requirement of Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance as well as Children First.Page 7 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeStandard 2:Table of the incidence of Safeguarding allegations received within the Diocese of Raphoefrom 1st January 1975 up to 1st August 20101Number of priests incardinated into the Diocese of Raphoe against whom allegations have been made since the 1st January 1975 up to the date of the Review142Number of allegations reported to An Garda Síochána involving priests of the diocese since 1st January 1975523Number of allegations reported to the HSE (or the Health Boards which preceded the setting up of the HSE,) involving priests of the diocese since 1st January 1975524Number of priests against whom an allegation was made and who were living at the date of the Review145Number of priests against whom an allegation was made and who are deceased06Number of priests against whom an allegation was made and who are “Out of Ministry” or who have left the priesthood87Number of priests of the diocese who have been convicted of having committed an offence or offences against a child or young person since the 1st January 197548Number of priests of the diocese against whom an allegation has been made and who are in ministry or who had retired at the date of the Review69Number of priests who are not of the diocese but who reside within it, and who are known to be the subject of an allegation arising from their past ministry.2Notes: (1) All priests in this diocese who have been the subject of an allegation have been referred to An Garda Síochána and to the HSE.(2) Fr. Eugene Green, a priest of the diocese, was convicted of multiple offences against children on the 9th December 1999. He was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment for these crimes.Management of allegationsChildren have a right to be listened to and heard: Church organisations must respond effectively and ensure any allegations and suspicions of abuse are reported both within the Church and to civil authorities.The safeguarding structure within the diocese is mainly staffed by lay people who have volunteered for their roles. The Designated Person is a priest and he is more ill at ease with the tasks associated with his role. This discomfort is related to the fact that those againstPage 8 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Raphoewhom allegations are made are generally well known to him and in some circumstances life long friends. As a priest, (as is the case throughout the country), the task of being totally objective in these situations, can be very difficult and can add significant pressure to established colleague relationships. The recent introduction of a lay Deputy Designated Person is to be welcomed. This development should be built upon and it would serve the diocese well if the practice of appointing clerical designated persons was phased out in favour of lay personnel only. This development is being recommended in other dioceses.Following an interview with the clerical Designated Person it was clear that the guidelines are not referenced on a regular basis when handling complaints. In fact a number of the personnel in the safeguarding structure interviewed were not as familiar with the content of the various standards and guidelines as they should be. The Designated Person had not received any formal training in safeguarding when he took over the role in January 2009, though he previously had acted as support person and therefore had an awareness of the issues. He has since attended meetings and training organised by the National Office in Maynooth. It is also evident it is not a role in which he felt comfortable but he undertook it out of a sense of responsibility and a desire to ensure better practice in the diocese. The role of Designated Person is not popular amongst priests and identifying someone to take this role on can be difficult. While conscious that the role needed to be filled it appeared that the Designated Person was not completely confident and at an emotional level was challenged by the tasks involved in the role. He expressed a preference for learning the role through experience rather than reading through the guidelines and preferred talking to people as a source of learning the job. He also expressed concern that guidelines and personnel with whom he engaged were constantly changing and that he was receiving conflicting advice from different sources around the country. The development of one set of national guidelines and the regular meetings now scheduled with Designated Persons nationally have helped significantly and have proved helpful and insightful for the priest designated person. He added that he approaches his role firstly from a pastoral point of view.Upon examination it was found that record keeping generally was of good quality in so far as the files were well organised. We would however recommend that all new case files should make use of the template devised by the NBSCCC which can be downloaded from the website www.safeguarding.ie as agreed between solicitors for NBSCCC and solicitors for the Sponsoring Bodies.The relationship between the Church and civil authorities has been good in the recent past. Key personnel in HSE and Gardaí have remained the same for some time. This has helped to establish firmer working relationships between these bodies and the diocese. There is now a more positive working relationship as reflected in regular liaison meetings between Bishop Boyce and the local Garda Detective Inspector and a desire on the part of HSE to positively engage with the diocese to establish a process of risk management for all sex offenders in the district.As has already been stated, in the past guidelines have not been universally implemented and awareness of reporting requirements by some clergy was lacking. Historically, on occasions, there were delays in reporting concerns to the appropriate authorities. For safeguarding procedures to operate effectively it is important that all staff within the diocese are aware of the obligation to report. This must be a universal requirement, particularly as a curate or parish priest is likely to be the first recipient of allegations or concerns of abuse. NBSCCC are satisfied that all allegations have now been reported to thePage 9 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Raphoecivil authorities for their investigations and that current practice reflects prompt notification on the part of the diocese.Referral to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) should occur in line with Church guidance. A significant influence is the attitude of the bishop as to the credibility of an allegation. In most cases the CDF have not been notified until such times as prosecution is made or laicisation is being sought. It is recommended that the guidance issued by the CDF in 2001 should be adhered to fully in relation to notifying them of all allegations of clerical child abuse which hold “a semblance of truth”.There is evidence in the files suggesting that, in some instances and especially where the credibility of the accused is high, the church authorities appear to offer support primarily to the respondent and their family. Initial contact with the complainant relates to collating the facts of the allegation. Whilst there are some examples of offers of contact and support for the complainant following this initial contact, there is little evidence that this has happened routinely. Experience would suggest that contact with church representatives would be welcomed by complainants and would go a long way to meeting many of their needs at that time. However, contact with the complainants may not be possible, especially if they didn’t come to the Church in the first instance, as their first approach may have been at the initiation of a legal process or their whereabouts may not be known.The offer of the Priest’s Adviser is seldom accepted and when it is, it has been the choice of the respondent as to who that should be. However, we would encourage Bishop Boyce to continue to offer the Priest Adviser in cases when they arise.The files and interviews raise some concerns about the Advisory Panel and how it is used which suggest that it should be used in a more efficient way. On many occasions records show that selected members are called upon as consultants to Bishop Boyce in the early stages following disclosure. The Advisory Panel membership includes some skilled and experienced individuals and the advice of the full panel should be sought as a matter of course.There is evidence in the files to suggest that assessment / treatment centres have been widely used. It seems that this is almost an automatic consideration when behavioural problems of any sort are presented. There has been a heavy dependence again on the recommendations coming from these centres which have often failed to provide evidence in support of their recommendations.There is a distinct absence in all case files of a planned risk management programme where one would be appropriate. There are indicators that attempts are being made to pursue engagement with key statutory bodies such as the HSE. The Gardaí have a statutory responsibility for those whose names have been placed on the Sex Offender Register. It is necessary, for the future, that work toward effective risk management is progressed and the responsibility of the Church in this is identified and implemented. It is also recognised that a priest cannot be compelled to undergo a risk assessment if he does not choose to do so. There have been a number of examples where the offer was made and not accepted. This leaves Bishop Boyce in a very difficult position with regard to progressing the appropriate management of the case. Recent engagement with HSE has meant that this statutory body has offered assistance to Bishop Boyce in the assessment and management of risk, and this development is welcome.Page 10 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeRecommendation 2: Bishop Boyce should ensure that a written referral is made to statutory authorities when a safeguarding concern arises. He should also ensure that referrals are made to the CDF in line with current Church guidance.Recommendation 3: Bishop Boyce should build on the introduction of a qualified lay person to the role of Deputy Designated Person and consider the replacement of the clerical designated person with a further qualified lay member, in line with developments nationally.Recommendation 4: As the commissioner of assessments, Bishop Boyce should ensure that a formal written contract with any Assessment Centre is used, and that should include that he owns any report produced rather than it being seen as the property of the referred.Recommendation 5: Bishop Boyce should continue to develop a sound working relationship with An Gardaí, the HSE and the Probation Board with regard to the management of all current cases within the diocese.Page 11 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeStandard 3Preventing Harm to ChildrenThis standard requires that all procedures and practices relating to creating a safe environment for children be in place and effectively implemented. These include having safe recruitment and vetting practices in place, having clear codes of behaviour for adults who work with children and by operating safe activities for children.People and Structures(i) The Child Protection Committee.The Child Protection Committee (CPC) is made up of seven members. These include trainers, diocesan designated persons and support persons. They are drawn from lay and religious backgrounds. Many have relevant work experience through their professions. There is also some cross over with the Case Management Committee that fulfils the role of an Advisory Panel within the diocese.The policies produced by the CPC would have originated within the previous framework for the Church that related to the National Child Protection Office. To a very great degree they have tried to ensure that their policies are all compliant with current State and Church guidance.The CPC would also seek to co-ordinate any training that is undertaken within the diocese in the field of child protection. This approach in the past would have been guided by the Volunteer Development Agency initiative entitled Keeping Safe.It is imperative that the CPC maintains its integral position within the diocese. The presence of Bishop Boyce at some of its meetings is to be encouraged, establishing an important link between leadership in the diocese and this committee.Safe Recruitment and Vetting.The policy of safe recruitment is well embedded in the diocese. All individuals who are in contact with children are asked to be vetted. In general all have consented but a few have expressed reluctance to undergo vetting. In the absence of a statutory requirement to be vetted, this places responsibility on Bishop Boyce to keep this matter under close review.Page 12 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeThe Case Management Committee. This Committee comprises six members. They include two clergy, a solicitor, a doctor, a social worker and a psychologist. There is a lack of clarity as to what the role and function of this group is. They appear to fulfil the function of an Advisory Panel in the diocese but they report that they are often consulted late on in the case when a plan has already been made. They are simply asked to advise on how that plan may be taken forward. Case files when presented to them are anonymous in line with legal advice to protect the identity of the respondent, to enable more objective judgements, in case any accused person is personally known to them.Parish Safeguarding Representatives.Although significant efforts have been made to establish a network of parish representatives across the diocese it is not clear as to how these people are supported. There would be considerable benefit in bringing these volunteers together on a more regular basis and briefing them directly on developments within the diocese. Without this occurring there is a danger that the performance of some of these individuals may fall below the line of acceptability. They need to be continually motivated and shown that they are valued.Recommendation 6: Bishop Boyce should meet on a regular basis with the chairs of committees to agree objectives and to monitor and review progress against these objectives. Each committee should have a written description of their role and function which would include their reporting relationship with Bishop Boyce.Recommendation 7: The Designated Person should meet regularly with the Support person and Adviser to discuss and brief each other on their work. They should agree objectives and monitor and review progress against these objectivesPage 13 of 23Standard 4Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeTraining and EducationAll Church personnel should be offered training in child protection to maintain high standards and good practice.A record of training both delivered and received is maintained on file by the Child Protection Coordinator on behalf of the Child Protection Committee. This notes that a number of training, information and review events have taken place during the five year period 2005/10. These events include:accredited Child Protection training (2005/6) and Disability Training (2010) done by the diocesan trainers one session with the Child Protection Committee on best practice in child protection four events with parish clergyeleven events with parish representatives in a variety of venues to accommodate attendance five parish information events four sessions with diocesan groupstwo sessions with church groups meetings with representatives of the National Safeguarding Board to plan for training.In addition there have been review meetings to follow up on some of the training delivered. This is an impressive training itinerary which suggests a great deal of emphasis has been placed on cascading the requirements of the Standards within relevant groups.It is worthy of note, however, that some key personnel in the front line of implementing policies and procedures have not had the benefit of training specific to their role. Bishop Boyce recognises the importance of training and has evidenced this through his attendance at events run by the National Board. His example is to be commended and he is encouraged to ensure that as many of his volunteer staff as possible, can also avail of the training opportunities provided by the National Board.The clerical Designated Person, who has attended national training, could benefit further from training in implementing the referral and recording standards. There is guidance contained within the Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance document (Resource 2) outlining how to respond to people who make allegations and this is useful in knowing what to do in such circumstances.Members of the Child Protection Committee have received training on the content of the Standards document. It would benefit the cohesion of the committee if additional members received training and if time were allocated to team building and planning.There is no evidence of a training plan beyond what has already been delivered. A lot of good work has been done to ensure the roll out of the policies and procedures and it is now appropriate that attention is given to reviewing the skills base of those delivering the strategy with a view to training up those who fall short of having the necessary skills. It has been pointed out that some clerics who have been given access to training and information sessions have reported that they are anxious about the subject matter and the potentialPage 14 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Raphoepersonal consequences. Trainers particularly need to recognise and acknowledge that in their endeavour to improve the knowledge base of the priests in the diocese they may overlook the fact that in order to learn effectively, this group of priests need to get over their fear of the issues facing them when trying to deal with child protection. Some of them have chosen not to involve children in the life of the parishes due to absolute fear of being trapped in an allegation. They need to be freed from this fear in order to move forward.Recommendation 8: The Child Protection Committee should ensure that all trainers are made aware of the anxiety experienced by a number of clergy through fear of the subject of child abuse, or of being the subject of a false allegation. They should also engage with the National Board toward finding a solution to the problem.Recommendation 9: The Child Protection Committee should continue to seek and avail of appropriate skills training for those in key positions who deal directly with people associated with allegations. These should include the priest Designated person, the Advisor, Bishop Boyce and the Support Person.Recommendation 10: The Chair of the Child Protection Committee should encourage, where possible, more members receive relevant specialist and accredited training to ensure the knowledge base in the group is spread more widely and support is available to the current trainers in the event of future change.Page 15 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeStandard 5Communicating the Church’s Safeguarding MessageThis standard requires that the Church’s safeguarding policies and procedures be successfully communicated to Church personnel and parishioners (including children). This can be achieved through the prominent display of the Church policy, making children aware of their right to speak out and knowing who to speak to, having the Designated Person’s contact details clearly visible, ensuring Church personnel have access to contact details for child protection services, having good working relationships with statutory child protection agencies and developing a communication plan which reflects the Church’s commitment to transparency.There is no dedicated role of communications person within the diocese. This deficit has been filled by the Co-ordinator of the Child Protection Committee in addition to all of her other safeguarding responsibilities. No formal communication plan for safeguarding was offered. However, there was evidence through the training provided, development and distribution of the Policy Handbook and associated documents, meetings with National Board representatives and reviews with a range of personnel that communication of the policies and procedures was delivered across the relevant bodies within the diocese.In fulfilling the requirements of the Standards, the Child Protection Committee has developed documents, posters and leaflets for use in the parishes. Some of these are for display on notice boards in Church premises and this appears to be the main avenue of communication with parish communities.The safeguarding checklist asks parish representatives to confirm activities relating to communication including the publication, communication and promotion to the parish of a parish safeguarding statement.The Annual Report of the Diocese of Raphoe in 2006/7 was a very comprehensive summary of safeguarding activity but it was not repeated. This is regrettable. However we are pleased that another annual report is planned for later this year. All opportunities should be taken to keep the lay faithful of the diocese fully appraised of the progress made by those engaged in safeguarding in the dioceseRecommendation 11 The Child Protection Committee should prepare and publish a further Annual Report on developments in the diocese.Page 16 of 23Standard 6Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeAccess to Advice and SupportThose who have suffered child abuse should receive a compassionate and just response and should be offered appropriate pastoral care to rebuild their lives. Those who have harmed others should be helped to face up to the reality of abuse, as well as being assisted in healing.This standard examines the ways in which the Church supports and advises anyone who has been abused or has perpetrated abuse as to how they may access help. It is now widely accepted that one of the key aspects of recovery for victims of abuse within the Church is the recognition and acceptance directly from Church representatives of the impact the abuse. The standards document requires that roles are created to enable advice and support to be available within the diocese.There is some evidence in the files to suggest that insufficient emphasis has been placed on ensuring that complainants received support. However, there are examples of offers having been made to complainants or their families to meet with Bishop Boyce. Since many complaints came first through lawyers dialogue with the complainant has usually been in respect of litigation and as a result has been managed through the lawyers. This in many ways has reduced the role of the Support Person to nominal status only.In contrast there is evidence of quite a lot of activity surrounding the respondent. Prison visits, family visits and correspondence were commonplace. Bishop Boyce in at least one serious case was keen to protect the family of the convicted priest from further trauma by not initiating laicisation. Although the case was referred to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican, the further laicisation process has not yet been completed. This, whilst pastorally understandable, is inappropriate and should be reviewed.Regular meetings also took place with accused priests and much effort was put into ensuring that they were supported throughout the process of investigation. Most of this support was from Bishop Boyce himself and the priest adviser, as previously noted, and has been seldom accepted by respondents.It is essential therefore that the Church authorities ensure a greater balance between support for the complainant and the respondent. In order to do this the role of Support Person must become more proactive in seeking out, assessing and responding to the needs of complainants.Information in respect of who to contact with any concerns has been distributed amongst the parishes by way of a single page “flyer” and a poster. These contain details of individuals in the parish and also in statutory and non-church bodies available to anyone wishing to share information about child abuse. The single page is taken from the policy and procedures booklet and, if publicised in all relevant Church buildings, meets the requirements of the standards. It is important, however, that the use and value of this document is assessed as part of the recommended review of procedures in the parishes. Inserts in parish bulletins should be considered as a possible option for provision of advice and support.Recommendation 12: Bishop Boyce should review the role of Support Person and ensure that it proactively engages with the complainant following an allegation to assess and respond to their support and advice needs.Page 17 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeStandard 7Implementing and Monitoring StandardsStandard 7 outlines the need to develop a plan of action, which monitors the effectiveness of the steps being taken to keep children safe. This is achieved through making a written plan, having the human and financial resources available, monitoring compliance and ensuring all allegations and suspicions are recorded and stored securely.As has been noted previously in the report, the required structures and posts have been broadly established in the diocese. Their existence or otherwise has been reviewed and comments made in relation to recommendations. This section therefore examines what plans are in place to ensure that the structures that do exist are monitored for effectiveness.There was evidence of an annual self-review of current structures. These are returned to the National Board for their information and review. Indeed the diocese is leading the way with regard to ensuring that these reviews take place and are returned to the National Board. The Standards set out best practice and it is therefore essential that Bishop Boyce is confident that these are working to greatest effect. The only way that this can be achieved is through consistent monitoring and review of safeguarding activities in the parishes.An area that should be addressed as part of the monitoring process is the use of terminology within the diocese. It would be helpful if the names given to roles and committees were in line with those contained in Resource 2 of the Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance. This would also be helpful in undertaking work on clarifying the role and function of each group.Recommendation 13 Bishop Boyce should consider bringing the names of the roles and groups that form part of the diocese’s safeguarding framework into line with those contained in Resource 1 of the Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance document.Page 18 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeRecommendations It is recommended that:-1. Bishop Boyce should continue to support the Child Protection Committee and encourage them to regularly review and monitor the policies and procedures that apply within the diocese. Care should be taken to ensure that they comply fully with the requirement of Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance as well as Children First.2. Bishop Boyce should ensure that a written referral is made to statutory authorities when a safeguarding concern arises. He should also ensure that referrals are made to the CDF in line with current Church guidance.3. Bishop Boyce should build on the introduction of a qualified lay person to the role of Deputy Designated person and consider the replacement of the clerical designated person with a further qualified lay member, in line with developments nationally.4. As the commissioner of assessments, Bishop Boyce should ensure that a formal written contract with any Assessment Centre is used, and that should include that he owns any report produced rather than it being seen as the property of the referred.5. Bishop Boyce should continue to develop a sound working relationship with an Gardaí, the HSE and the Probation Board with regard to the management of all current cases within the diocese.6. Bishop Boyce should meet on a regular basis with the chairs of committees to agree objectives and to monitor and review progress against these objectives. Each committee should have a written description of their role and function which would include their reporting relationship with Bishop Boyce.7. The Designated Person should meet regularly with the Support person and Adviser to discuss and brief each other on their work. They should agree objectives and monitor and review progress against these objectivesPage 19 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Raphoe8. The Child Protection Committee should ensure that all trainers are made aware of the anxiety experienced by a number of clergy through fear of the subject of child abuse, or of being the subject of a false allegation. They should also engage with the National Board toward finding a solution to the problem.9. The Child Protection Committee should continue to seek and avail of appropriate skills training for those in key positions who deal directly with people associated with allegations. These should include the priest Designated person, the Advisor, Bishop Boyce and the Support Person.10. The Chair of the Child Protection Committee should encourage, where possible, more members receive relevant specialist and accredited training to ensure the knowledge base in the group is spread more widely and support is available to the current trainers in the event of future change.11. The Child Protection Committee should prepare and publish a further Annual Report on developments in the diocese.12. Bishop Boyce should review the role of Support Person and ensure that it proactively engages with the complainant following an allegation to assess and respond to their support and advice needs.13. Bishop Boyce should consider bringing the names of the roles and groups that form part of the diocese’s safeguarding framework into line with those contained in Resource 1 of Safeguarding Children: Standards and Guidance document.Page 20 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeReview of Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Ireland Terms of Reference(which should be read in conjunction with the accompanying Notes)1. To ascertain the full extent of all complaints or allegations, knowledge, suspicions or concerns of child sexual abuse, made to the diocese by individuals or by the Civil Authorities in the period 1st January 1975 to 1st June 2010, against Catholic clergy and/or religious still living and who are ministering/or who once ministered under the aegis of the diocese and examine/review and report on the nature of the response on the part of the diocese.2. If deemed relevant, select a random sample of complaints or allegations, knowledge, suspicions or concerns of child sexual abuse, made to the diocese by individuals or by the Civil Authorities in the period 1st January 1975 to 1st June 2010, against Catholic clergy and/or religious now deceased and who ministered under the aegis of the diocese and examine/review and report on the nature of the response on the part of the diocese.3. To ascertain all of the cases during the relevant period in which the diocese: knew of child sexual abuse involving Catholic clergy and/or religious still living and including those clergy and/or religious visiting, studying and/or retired; had strong and clear suspicion of child sexual abuse; or had reasonable concern;and examine/review and report on the nature of the response on the part of the diocese.4. To consider and report on the following matters: Child safeguarding policies and guidance materials currently in use in the diocese and an evaluation of their application; Communication by the diocese with the Civil Authorities; Current risks and their management.Page 21 of 23Accompanying NotesNote 1Definition of Child Sexual Abuse:The definition of child sexual abuse is in accordance with the definition adopted by the Ferns Report (and the Commission of Investigation Report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin). The following is the relevant extract from the Ferns Report:“While definitions of child sexual abuse vary according to context, probably the most useful definition and broadest for the purposes of this Report was that which was adopted by the Law Reform Commission in 19901 and later developed in Children First, National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children (Department of Health and Children, 1999) which state that ‘child sexual abuse occurs when a child is used by another person for his or her gratification or sexual arousal or that of others’. Examples of child sexual abuse include the following:exposure of the sexual organs or any sexual act intentionally performed in the presence of a child;intentional touching or molesting of the body of a child whether by person or object for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification;masturbation in the presence of the child or the involvement of the child in an act of masturbation;sexual intercourse with the child whether oral, vaginal or anal;sexual exploitation of a child which includes inciting, encouraging, propositioning, requiring or permitting a child to solicit for, or to engage in prostitution or other sexual acts. Sexual exploitation also occurs when a child is involved in exhibition, modelling or posing for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification or sexual act, including its recording (on film, video tape, or other media) or the manipulation for those purposes of the image by computer or other means. It may also include showing sexually explicit material to children which is often a feature of the ‘grooming’ process by perpetrators of abuse.Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Raphoe1 This definition was originally proposed by the Western Australia Task Force on Child Sexual Abuse, 1987 and is adopted by the Law Reform Commission (1990) Report on Child Sexual Abuse, p. 8.Page 22 of 23Note 2Note 3Note 4Note 5Definition of Allegation:The term allegation is defined as an accusation or complaint where there are reasonable grounds for concern that a child may have been, or is being sexually abused, or is at risk of sexual abuse, including retrospective disclosure by adults. It includes allegations that did not necessarily result in a criminal or canonical investigation, or a civil action, and allegations that are unsubstantiated but which are plausible. (NB: Erroneous information does not necessarily make an allegation implausible, for example, a priest arrived in a parish in the diocese a year after the alleged abuse, but other information supplied appears credible and the alleged victim may have mistaken the date).False Allegations:The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland wishes to examine any cases of false allegation so as to review the management of the complaint by the diocese.Random sample:The random sample (if applicable) must be taken from complaints or allegations, knowledge, suspicions or concerns of child sexual abuse made against all deceased Catholic clergy/religious covering the entire of the relevant period being 1st January 1975 to August 2010 and must be selected randomly in the presence of an independent observer.Civil Authorities:Civil Authorities are defined in the Republic of Ireland as the Health Service Executive and An Garda Síochána and in Northern Ireland as the Health and Social Care Trust and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.Page 23 of 23Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of RaphoeRAPHOE ABUSE REPORT IN FULL was last modified: November 30th, 2011 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:raphoe report in fulllast_img read more

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Emmett Rushe: How to calculate your calorie allowance to hit your goal!

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s Fitness columnist Emmet Rushe takes us through how to calculate how many calories you need, and how to find out the exact amount of macro nutrients you need.Over the past month I have been doing daily video logs on my Rushe Fitness page and have covered a wide range of topics in regards to fitness and nutrition.One of the main things I tried to get across was the fact that calories are the main factor in whether you LOSE, MAINTAIN OR GAIN WEIGHT. I was asked yesterday about how you would work all of this out, how would you know how many calories you need each day, how much protein, carbohydrates and fat you need each day.I’m going to try and explain this as easily as possible in this article.The method below is exactly what I use in my Fit in 42 classes for the advanced members and with some losing over 3 stone in 6 months, I guess you could say that it works. The next block of classes starts September 19th. There are a few steps that you will have to go through in order to work out what you need per day.Go through these and you will be have basic outline of what you need for your goals. 1. Decide on your goal.2. Get your weight in pounds3. Calculate your daily calorie allowance.4. Decide on your activity level and body type.5. Calculate your daily protein, carb and fat allowance.6. These are what YOU need for YOUR goal per day.Working out your calories, you will calculate this out is as follows: > Find your weight in LBS> Multiply this by one of the following numbers.> Choose between the higher and lower numbers, (higher number is more conservative for fat loss, lower number is more conservative for weight gain).Example is 140lbs moderately active person would be on between 1,680 calories per day (140lbs X 12) and 1960 calories per day (140lbs X 14) for weight loss.Next you need to find out your Macronutrient split. (This is how much protein, carbs and fat you will be eating per day – this will vary on whether you’re an endomorph, mesomorph, or ectomorph)If we take our 140lb moderately active person, and they need 1680 calories per day for weight loss.Lets say they are a Mesomorph for example.You simply multiply 1680 calories by 30%, 40% and 30% respectively in order to get the daily calories needed for Protein, Carbs and Fat. For our 140lb Mesomorph, it looks like this:Calories = 1680Protein = 504 caloriesCarbs = 672 caloriesFat = 504 calories.This is what they need each day for calories.If you want to work out the grams of each Macro-nutrient you would need, this is how you would do that.Protein -(504 / 4) = 126g of proteinCarbs – (672 / 4) = 168g of carbsFat – (504 / 9) = 56g of fatThis leaves our 140lb mesomorph, who wants to lose weight, with;1680 calories per day.126g of protein per day.168g of carbs per day.56g of fat per day.You have more inherently more freedom with this, as you are not restricted from any foods, but it is by far the most complex method.You will be tracking everything you eat on My Fitness Pal and trying to hit your calories and macro nutrients each day.You should always be within 5-10g either way of any macro-nutrient and be within 100-150 calories either way of your daily calorie allowance.The easiest way to get used to tracking at the beginning is to track your Calories and Protein only. If you are hitting your daily calorie allowance and your daily protein allowance, your carbs and fat may fluctuate slightly, but they shouldn’t be too far away.Once you get used to tracking for a while or if you want to get more specific, you can track all macro-nutrients.It should be noted that this method isn’t recommended for complete beginners, it would be best suited to someone who has a basic understanding of their diet.If you are looking at tracking, but are a bit confused, there are a range of online calculators that can work this out for you.This also is a more simplified way to work out what you need, there are more complex calculations one can do that, are more accurate, but you don’t really need this if you are just starting out.#TrainSmartIf you have any other questions or concerns you would like me to cover, please message me on Facebook or if you prefer to find out a bit more about me and what I offer you can find out more at my website.by Emmet Rushe, owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEmmett Rushe: How to calculate your calorie allowance to hit your goal! was last modified: September 3rd, 2016 by Emmet RusheShare 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:calorie countingemmett rushehow to lose weightmacro nutrientsmfprushe fitnesslast_img read more

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£53million Chelsea and Liverpool target comments on transfer speculation

first_imgFederico Chiesa insists he is ‘happy’ at Fiorentina amid reported interest from Chelsea and Liverpool.Chiesa, the winger, has emerged as one of the most in-demand young players in European football after a number of impressive performances for the Serie A club. IN DEMAND Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on targets LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January TOP WORK targets REVEALED 2 Chiesa has represented his country nine times since debuting in March He’s scored 12 goals and created a further 14 in 80 appearances for Viola, and was rewarded for his fine form with a debut Italy cap earlier this year.Reports claim both Chelsea and Liverpool have been keeping tabs on Chiesa, the son of former Italy international Enrico, with a transfer battle set to begin when the transfer window reopens.The interest in the youngster has led to Fiorentina slapping a huge £53million (€60m) price tag on Chiesa’s head in an attempt to keep hold of their starlet. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland three-way race Chiesa has started the 2018/19 season brightly, playing a role in four goals in just eight matches The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 RANKED Latest transfer news Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing But it seems Fiorentina have little to fear with Chiesa insisting he remains happy with the club.“My only priority is to show, Sunday after Sunday, who Federico Chiesa is,” he told Corriere dello Sport.“I’m happy here at Fiorentina now. Again, I’m only thinking of the next game. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM “I’m just thinking about proving my value all the time those numbers seem a bit exaggerated.“Who would I buy for €60m (£52.8m)? Give me some more, because for the absolute top players you need €200m (£176m).”last_img read more

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4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS

first_img2014 USL Results & Reports 24.08.14 Results 4 Lanterns USLFinn Harps Res. 2-2 Fanad Utd.Swilly Rovers 2-3 Letterkenny Rovers Cockhill Celtic 1-1 Derry City Res.Bonagee Utd. 3-0 Drumkeen Utd.Div. 1 Cup Final Letterkenny Rovers Res. 1-0 Bonagee Utd. Res.ReportsBottom Two End Season in StalemateFinn Harps Res. 2Fanad Utd. 2Harps and Fanad ended their campaigns with an entertaining game at Finn Park. Harps started the brighter with Shane Graham in the away side’s goal denying Hanlon, McConnell & Eamon McHugh. Cathal McDaid then had a great run ghosting past two or three players before having a curling shot saved by Graham again. Fanad came in to the game at the end of the first half and created a number of chances from the impressive Jordan McBride and Conor Matthewson with Conor McBride denying them on both occasions. The second half started with Wilson in the Fanad midfield forcing a great save from McBride. That forced Harps to come out and play again and Hanlon somehow missed from a great McDaid cross when it seemed easier to score. He made up for it though as in the 65th minute he put the home side ahead after good play from Eamon McHugh, he finished well past Graham. Adam Serrinha then had an effort ruled out for offside for the away side. Eamon McHugh doubled the home side’s lead in the 80th minute tapping in after a Porter header came back off the crossbar. Fanad pushed in the last five minutes and were forcing McBride in the Harps goal in to several top class saves. Mark Wilson scored on 85mins to give Fanad hope and in the 90th minute they got an equaliser after good build up play from McBride, Conor Matthewson fired low in to the corner. Finn Harps: Conor McBride, Conor McGlynn, Hugh Moy, Shane Porter, Dylan Quinn, David Ward, Cathal McDaid, Jack Dean, Adrian Hanlon, Dean McConnell, Eamon McHugh.Fanad Utd: Shane Graham, Ronan Sweeney, Adam Salhi, Glen McNutly, Kevin Murray, Jordan McBride, Conor Matthewson, Mark Wilson, Adam Serrinha, Brian McVeigh, Paddy Carr. Subs used: Shay Durning, Odhran Hilley, Eoghan Rafferty.Top Two finish With Draw to Remain UnbeatenCockhill Celtic 1 Derry City Res. 1The top 2 teams played out an entertaining one all draw in the final league fixture. The young Derry side started excellently and were 1st to every ball and played some crisp smart football in the 1st half. They deservedly took a lead on the 25th minute when Ronan Curtis broke clear and smashed a low drive past Lee Mc Carron in the home goal. Derry with Conor Harkin dominating in midfield and the outstanding Georgie Kelly in defence were full value for their half time lead. Cockhill after a few stern words at half time started the 2nd half a lot brighter. The home side started to force the issue and began to dominate the ball. The breakthrough came when Malachy Mc Dermott sent Garbhain Friel clear only for Derry keeper Michael Lynch to upend the big forward. Referee Stephen Toner awarded the penalty & Friel sent Lynch the wrong way from 12 yards. Cockhill could have grabbed a late winner when Gerry Gill tested Lynch from 15 yards. Both teams had half chances towards the end. The game ended 1 all. Both teams ended the season undefeated, the first time two teams have gone undefeated through the season, with Derry’s draw a couple of weeks ago against Bonagee proving costly and denying them a chance of a play-off.Letterkenny Claim Victory in RameltonSwilly Rovers 2Letterkenny Rovers 3Ulster senior league Swilly Rovers 2 Letterkenny Rovers 3. A very entertaining 5 goal thriller at Swilly Park for the final league game of the season. Swilly were minus ten of their twenty man cup final squad due to players transferring to junior and under 19 football before the end of the transfer window, Letterkenny lost a couple of players also. Letterkenny went ahead when Aaron O’Hagan powerfully headed home following a Johnny Bonner corner, Michael McHugh equalised with an excellent finish from close range. Kenny Doran put Letterkenny ahead when Swilly defenders clearance hit of him and went in past a startled Gareth Wade. Johnny Bonner with a delightful twenty yard effort put Letterkenny further ahead. Michael McHugh produced another excellent finish for Swilly to make it 3-2. McHugh also had a goal disallowed shortly afterwards which mystified many in the ground and the game finished 3-2 to Letterkenny.DIV. 1 Cup FinalLetterkenny Claim DoubleLetterkenny Rovers Res. 1Bonagee Utd Res. 0Letterkenny Rovers left it very late to defeat Bonagee and claim the League and cup double with a 91st minute goal from Jason Doherty at Leckview Park on Saturday afternoon.After a very tame opening quarter the game came to life on 25 minutes and it was the visitors who produced the first chance. Kevin Doran skipped away down the left hand side after winning possession and he raced into the box where he played in Sam Murphy and his well struck effort brought a superb point blank reflex save from Christopher O’Donnell in the Rovers goal. This seemed to energise Letterkenny who dominated possession for the rest of the half and had numerous chances to take the lead. A diagonal ball from Kevin McGrath on 29 minutes sent the lively Adrian Delap through and his effort was well saved by Bonagee net minder Roy Duffy. Then a minute later a teasing cross from Gareth Doherty found Gavin McDaid at the far post and his mishit effort from 5 yards was somehow cleared. McDaid-who had scored against the same opposition with a thumping drive earlier in the week- had two more chances to open the scoring but he failed to hit the target. On 40 minutes McDaid turned provider and did well to slip BJ Banda in but his weak shot was saved easily by Duffy. Then the best chance of the opening half arrived on 45 minutes. Luke Nelis did well down the left hand side and he was fouled by Hugh McDaid just inside the box. Referee Paul Duddy had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Jason Doherty took responsibility but his penalty was hit straight at Roy Duffy and was cleared by the Bonagee defence.The visitors may have been thinking their name was on the cup and they started the second half the brighter. They introduced Dylan McCrory on 57 minutes and he certainly made an impact down the Bonagee right hand side. On 61 minutes McCrory found Sam Murphy with a lovely through ball and Murphy tested O’Donnell who pulled off another super reaction save with his feet. Letterkenny did have chances through substitute Odhran McMacken on 63 minutes while Gareth Doherty should have scored when unmarked from an Anthony Gorman free just eight yards out but his effort went high over the bar on 82 minutes. Just as both sides were gearing up for extra time there was late drama.Firstly referee Paul Duddy gave substitute Anthony Gorman a straight red card for dissent after the midfielder questioned the non-award of a free kick on 88 minutes. This would have given Bonagee a massive advantage with the extra man going into overtime but Rovers had other ideas by providing their own late, late show. Some neat interplay between Odhran McMacken, Gareth Doherty and Kevin McGrath set Jason Doherty up and he lobbed Roy Duffy in the Bonagee goal. Duffy looked for a moment as if he would get back to gather the ball but he slipped and it somehow found the back of the net to hand Rovers victory.A very competitive decider and a cruel way for Bonagee to lose out but a fitting final with the two best teams in the division all season battling it out. Rovers manager Eamon McConigley was very pleased with his team’s commitment and application of his team throughout the season and adds yet another honour to what has been an illustrious career as player and manager.Bonagee Utd; Roy Duffy, Jack Lafferty, Evan McCrory, Paddy O’Loan, Hugh McDaid, Jake Whelan, Reece Shortt, Ciaran Gibson, Odhran Barron, Sm Murphy, Kevin Doran. Subs: Dylan McCrory for Shortt 57 minutesLetterkenny Rovers; Christopher O’Donnell, Kieran Doherty, Luke Nelis, Ryan Gildea, Noah Mailey, Kevin McGrath, Adrian Delap, Gareth Doherty, Jason Doherty, Gavin McDaid, BJ Banda. Subs: Odhran McMacken for McDaid 61 mins, Anthony Gorman for Banda 79 minsReferee; Paul DuddyAssistant Referees; Joe McHugh and Vincent McLaughlin.Final 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Table 24.08.14Team P W D L For Against + / – Pts.Cockhill Celtic* 14 12 2 0 48 11 37 38Derry City Res. 14 10 4 0 47 14 33 34Letterkenny Rovers 14 7 4 3 30 18 12 25Bonagee Utd. 14 6 2 6 23 18 5 20Swilly Rovers 14 5 2 6 28 34 -6 17Drumkeen Utd. 14 4 3 7 27 42 -15 15Finn Harps Res. 14 2 1 11 11 36 -25 7Fanad Utd. 14 0 2 12 11 52 -41 2*Cockhill Celtic are the 2014 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League championsFinal DPD First Division 24.08.14Team P W D L F A +/- PtsLetterkenny Rovers 8 6 2 0 30 12 18 20Bonagee Utd Res. 8 4 2 2 18 16 2 14Drumkeen Utd. Res. 8 2 2 4 14 18 -4 8Fanad Utd. 8 1 4 3 12 19 -7 7Swilly Rovers Res. 8 1 2 5 14 22 -8 54 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS was last modified: August 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTSlast_img read more

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