Liberman: Hack finally gets the chance to thank those who have helped him

first_imgWhen I finally decided to work as a producer at CitrusTV instead of as a copy editor at The Daily Orange, I considered giving up writing completely to just focus on television. Sitting across from me in Watson Theater as I made that decision, Tomer Langer urged me to do what was best, whether it would be producing or copy editing. But he made me make a promise that afternoon that I couldn’t quit writing. I agreed, fully planning on keeping that promise for one semester, realizing the workload was too much and leaving. But here I am, two years later, producing one final piece for the best collegiate paper in the country. Since I never worked as an editor, I never wrote a duck to thank those who have helped me on my journey. Thus, with my final few words, I’m going to do so now. Tomer, thank you for that promise. I am a better person and journalist because of it. L’Chaim brother!Schwed, thank you for yelling at me about a terrible women’s soccer gamer and then letting me cover the men’s game the next night. Thank you for being more excited about my Opal Curless A1 than I was. Want to talk about Yorktown lax? Charlie, thank you for being my first friend at ‘Cuse. We said on the first week that we’d be sports editors and cover men’s basketball together. While that didn’t happen, we did some pretty good work. That guy we beefed with on Twitter might not think so, but he’s wrong. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSam, thank you for being the person whom I’ve tried to emulate every day of my college career. Let’s hang, bud, maybe not for a six-hour read though. Please never wear all black to run a marathon again. You’ll cook like a Thanksgiving turkey. Guti, thank you for being the biggest goofball I’ve ever met. When I first met you, you were like a 45-year-old kid writing about pistachios. Miss you.Courtesy of Matt LibermanSchaf, thank you for laughing even harder than I did when Graham decided he couldn’t handle himself on the commuter rail. Maybe we’ll find that Airbnb in a video someday.Graham, thank you for booting on the commuter rail. You should go on Jeopardy and beat James Holzhauer.Kaci, thank you for being an even bigger Thrones fan than I am. “Janos Slynt” will never know what’s coming. Don’t forget to eat and sleep, those are important. Thank you for being the friendliest person I have ever met at 744.Dabbundo, thank you for being you. Let’s grab Wendy’s sometime and talk more about Tony Bennett. Maybe we’ll take a trip to Destiny and set up shop.MJ, thank you for not being Delt Mike anymore. Sorry I called you an a**hat. You’re a tremendous editor and a better friend.Billy, thank you for being the guiding light. Looking at you each day, I always knew whatever I was doing, there was someone working harder.To the rest of the sports staff, thank you for the memories. I’m sorry I can’t mention everyone. You guys know how much I hate word counts. This past year has been one of the toughest of my life, but everyone at the DO gives me a reason to smile. To my friends and family elsewhere, you’ve been there every step of the way.Couches, thank you for the concussions in the ceiling, the bonfires and the Revolutionary War knife. Thank you for the stationary giant and Qdoba dates. CTN boys, thank you for the New Year’s celebrations and for the half apps. Thank you for the Billy Joel, the tree-outs and Pagodas. To next year in Jerusalem, or Jonny’s basement. Dugan, Thomsen, Riccardi, thank you. I can’t think of three people at school who had a bigger influence on me than you. Kat, thank you for waiting for me at Citrus every Thursday after ‘Cuse Countdown. Thank you for letting me raid your food every day and not openly getting mad about it. Thank you for being there for over three years and hopefully for many more, maybe in Greece.Brianna, thank you for not listening to me, or mom, or dad and not going to Ithaca. Thank you for guest swipes and the jokes about pantsuits. Thank you for the pictures of Cody for the first three years when I was the only one here. Thank you for being my best friend.Courtesy of Matt LibermanDad, thank you for never letting me hang up the phone peacefully. Thank you for always being the funniest guy in the room, even when most times you shouldn’t be. Thank you for putting a little Everett in me and for always being my biggest supporter. Thank you for teaching me to be the man that I am. I love you. Mom, thank you for yelling at me when I got a 95 on a spelling test, I’m better off for it. Thank you for calling me every day to say hi even when you know I don’t have the time. I may sound frustrated on the phone, but it just means you’re being my mom. Thank you for being the most important person in the world. I’m sorry about all the times I caused you pain and for all the times I didn’t say I’m sorry. I love you and tell Myra she’s wrong. I don’t know what will come for me next in life, but I only ask of one thing: don’t be a stranger.Matt Liberman was a staff writer for The Daily Orange, where his column will no longer appear. He can be reached at and on Twitter @Matt_Liberman.— 30 — Comments Published on April 28, 2019 at 8:08 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Abedi Pele and others unveiled as World Cup Ambassadors for Ghana

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Sports has unveiled a number of ex- footballers, musicians and  actors as Ghana’s official Ambassadors for the 2014 Brazil World Cup. They include Becca, John Dumelo, Jackie Appiah, Grace Ashy CK Akonnor, Tony Baffoe, Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew, Kwame Ayew, Augustine Ahinful, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Tony Yeboah, Azumah Nelson and Ali Jarrah.During the unveiling, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, charged the ambassadors to project the values and culture of Ghana in their numerous capacities to the world. The ambassadors among other things are responsible for campaigning to the corporate world and the general public for support towards Ghana’s journey to world cup glory. This includes the campaign to raise funds to enable the supporters union of Ghana to travel to Brazil in order to support the Ghana Black Stars. The ambassadors will be making a call to the public to text ‘SCORE’ to 1474 at a cost of 70 pesewas per SMS.last_img read more

Seafood producers get on board tasty tourism trail

first_imgDonegal’s seafood industry is set to reap a boost from the Wild Atlantic Way brand after being included on a new Taste the Atlantic Seafood trail.The map will run along the Wild Atlantic Way route from Donegal to Cork and showcase 22 of Ireland’s exceptional seafood producers.Five Donegal producers have been selected for the trail, including Crocknagee Oysters, Clonmany; Mulroy Bay Mussels, Buncrana; The Haven Smokehouse, Carrigart; Irish Premium Oysters, Lettermacaward; Bluestack Seafood, Donegal. Pictured above: Hugh and Bridget Wilhare, Mulroy Bay Mussels The expansion of the ‘Taste the Atlantic- a Seafood Journey’ trail was announced by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and Fáilte Ireland at Seafest, Ireland’s national maritime festival in Galway.The immersive visitor experience will offer a platform to showcase Ireland’s top seafood producers from the Inishowen Peninsula at the top of Donegal right down to Oysterhaven Bay in Cork.As part of the trail, a display on the history of oysters in Ireland will open in July at the Doagh Famine museum in Inishowen. It is set to become a whole new way for visitors to experience the Wild Atlantic Way and to learn more about how Irish seafood is caught and farmed.Pictured are Fiona Monaghan, Head of Wild Atlantic Way, Failte Ireland with food producers Hugh Wilhare, Mulroy Bay Mussels, Co. Donegal, Birgitta Curtin, Burren Smokehouse. Co. Clare, Thomas Galvin, Moynesta Oysters. Co. Clare, Cindy and Sinead O’Brien Abalone producers, Mungo Murphy’s Rossaveal. Co. Galway, Bridget Wilhare, Mulroy Bay Mussels. Co. Donegal and Jim O’Toole, CEO, BIM. Picture Jason ClarkeThe ‘Taste the Atlantic’ seafood trail will offer visitor attractions designed to highlight Ireland’s seafood and coastal heritage while encouraging consumers to develop an appreciation about how our seafood is caught and farmed.Features include experiencing seafood caught by local fishermen direct into port; Oyster tasting fresh from the water; learning about the craftsmanship involved in producing fresh shellfish; and how traditional smoking methods can incorporate local flavours such as Donegal turf and Burren oak.According to a report issued by BIM earlier this week, Ireland’s seafood industry is estimated to be worth €1.1 billion with 11,000 people employed directly and indirectly by the sector around the coast.Sinéad Hennessy, Fáilte Ireland’s Food Tourism Officer said, “The expansion of the Taste the Atlantic Seafood trail only serves to reinforce the success businesses along the Wild Atlantic Way have been experiencing since the inception of the route.“Food plays a leading role in the visitor experience and the Taste the Atlantic Seafood trail delivers the Wild Atlantic Way on a plate to visitors ensuring they have unforgettable memories they can take home with them. “Now that the trail has extended the length of the route even more businesses in these coastal communities will be able to reap the rewards of the Wild Atlantic Way and we are delighted to be part of that success.”Left to Right: Jim O’Toole, CEO BIM, with food producers Thomas Galvin, Moynasta Oysters, Birgitta Curtin, Burren Smokehouse, Sinead O’Brien, Abalone producer, Mungo Murphy’s and Fiona Monaghan, Head of Wild Atlantic Way, Failte Ireland and Cindy O’Brien, Abalone producer, Mungo Murphy’s‌The seafood journey will also be supported by local restaurants and cafés where fresh locally caught and farmed produce can be sampled overlooking the sea.  Seafood products available along the trail include the finest Irish rock oysters, rope-grown mussels, clams, organic salmon, trout, mackerel and herring; and the shellfish delicacy, abalone.Speaking at the launch of the extended trail, Jim O’Toole, Chief Executive Officer of BIM said,“The clean and clear waters along our Atlantic coast provide ideal conditions for cultivating excellent fish and shellfish which have contributed to the growth of many exceptional family seafood businesses right along the western seaboard. “While these producers may already be experiencing success on the export market, the ‘Taste the Atlantic’ trail along the Wild Atlantic Way links the product with the people and the place allowing visitors to celebrate the cultures, customs and traditions which have developed over centuries in these coastal communities where there are such strong links to the sea.”The ‘Taste the Atlantic’ seafood trail will be marked by a number of signposts in key viewing areas along the Wild Atlantic Way route.For a full list of producers on the trail, visit producers get on board tasty tourism trail was last modified: July 3rd, 2017 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:Failte IrelandHugh and Bridget Wilharemulroy bay musselsseafoodWild Atlantic Way‘Taste the Atlantic’ seafood traillast_img read more

Study provides guidance about screen time harming childrens vision

first_img Source: By Sally Robertson, B.Sc.Aug 7 2018The American Academy of Ophthalmology has provided evidence that they hope will arm parents with knowledge about the rising level of eye strain seen among children who spend too much time on computer screens.© Romrodphoto/Shutterstock.comIt is hoped that the study will separate fact from fiction for parents, so they can make informed decisions about their children’s eye health.Related StoriesRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaNew therapeutic food boosts key growth-promoting gut microbes in malnourished childrenWhy Mattresses Could be a Health Threat to Sleeping ChildrenSince 1971, the incidence of eye strain or myopia has doubled in the U.S. and in Asia, up to 90% of teenagers are near-sighted. However, researchers have not yet been able to agree on precisely what is causing the problem.The current study, which has recently published in Ophthalmology, now provides evidence that the increase in myopia incidence is at least partly due to near-work activities, whether they involve digital screens or books. The study also showed that spending time outside can slow the progression of myopia, particularly during early childhood.While it is still not clear whether excessive screen use is responsible for the rise in near-sightedness, it is clear that the majority of computer users do develop digital eyestrain, whether they be children or adults.The symptoms of myopia are usually temporary, although they can be frequent and persistent, but the American Academy of Ophthalmology says this does not mean children need to be prescribed computer glasses; rather it means they should take frequent breaks from the screen.Some recommendations for parents who are concerned about their child’s eye health include encouraging children to: Set a timer to remind them to take breaks Alternate e-book reading with traditional book reading and look up from an e-book every two chapters Look out of the window for 20 seconds after completing a computer game level Avoid using the screen in brightly lit areas where screen glare can cause strain Adjust the screen brightness and contrast until it is comfortable to viewcenter_img Spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, K. David Epley, advises teaching children better habits rather than supplying them with glasses that will enable them to consume even more digital media: “If you run too far and your legs start hurting, you stop. Likewise, if you’ve been reading too long or watching videos too long, and your eyes start hurting, you should stop.”last_img read more