Torino president Cairo admits he overpaid for Verdiby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTorino president Urbano Cairo admits he overpaid for Simone Verdi.Toro coughed up €22m to sign the winger from Napoli.“We finished seventh and chose Verdi right away,” he told Tuttosport.“I asked Napoli, through my friends Branchini and De Laurentiis, whom I called personally. It was a very wrong move on my part because if you contact a President in person, they make you pay more.“So much so that [De Laurentiis] told me they couldn’t sell him until they found a replacement. We also considered some foreign options, but Verdi was our man.“We took him in the last few minutes of the transfer window, making a major effort. In any case, I gave [Napoli] a €22m gift that I’ve never even given to my wife.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
- Massey journey ahead for brave Paddy and his tractor
A Donegal man is planning to travel the length of Ireland in his vintage tractor in memory of his late wife.Paddy Duffy, aged 74, wants to raise as much funds as possible for the Cardiac Services Unit at Beaumont Hospital and the CR♥I House, Cardiac Foundation in Galway.Paddy lost his wife Kathleen to a hereditary heart condition in 2005 atthe age of just 63. And now Paddy, a former mechanic and landscape gardener from Greencastle, is set to rave the elements by driving from Mizen to Malin in his open cab 1961 Massey Ferguson 35x tractor.Because of Kathleen’s death, Paddy’s daughters Sharon and Anne Marie attend Beaumont on an annual basis for check-ups due to the condition being hereditary.In April 2018 Sharon, 41, was admitted to Letterkenny University Hospital with chest pains and after failing a stress test she was transferred toGalway for an angiogram.Sharon was told she had a 90% blockage in her left main coronary artery which required a stent but due to her age, they wanted to follow up with a CT angiogram before committing her to lifelong medication. This resulted in Sharon being admitted to Galway University Hospital.Sharon’s husband Noel was given a number for CROI House by the staff nurse in the Cardiology Dept in Galway University Hospital and this enabled him to be with Sharon for the full week she was in Galway University Hospital.Paddy, a founding member of Moville Vintage Club, said “I just want to give something back and I thought what better way than to travel the length of Ireland in a tractor.“I’m really thankful to both of these organisations for helping my family and we’re hoping to raise as much money as possible for them.”The family has already been inundated with support and offers of diesel and diesel vouchers for Paddy’s marathon journey. The Duffy family feel that these are two very worthy causes and due to theexcellent care Kathleen received from Beaumont Cardiac Unit and the wonderful facilities that is offered by CROI House to families who unexpectedly find their loved ones admitted to hospital so far from home they want to be able to give something back for the care they received.Paddy has already raised more than €700 of his €2,000 goal on a Go Fund Me Page. If you would like to donate in any way, please log on to https://www.gofundme.com/paddy039s-tractor-runMassey journey ahead for brave Paddy and his tractor was last modified: September 3rd, 2018 by StephenShare 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:charitydonegalGreencastleheartMalinMassey FergusonMizenpaddy duffy
- ‘Ducks on the Tuck’ introduces two virtual contests this spring
For a generation of students and their families, the annual “Ducks on the Tuck” race has provided an opportunity to make lifelong memories during the major fundraiser for New Century Scholars.This spring, the event is going virtual and offering a new generation the chance to make their own set of cherished memories – all while continuing to raise money that will help more students in Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties attain the goal of earning a college education.Utilizing technology that didn’t exist when New Century Scholars was founded in 1995, Southwestern Community College is organizing two separate “Ducks on the Tuck” contests: A duck draw raffle and a “Where’s Tucker?” duck hunt.Tickets for the virtual race are on sale now, and the duck draw raffle is Friday, May 12. Each ticket costs $5, or “Quack Packs” of six tickets sell for $25. Tickets are available from all New Century Scholars, program coordinators and the SCC Foundation.More than 30 prizes will be up for grabs, including the grand prize of a 50-inch Westinghouse smart flatscreen television donated by Custom Sound and Security of Franklin.The respective counties’ fundraising progress will be updated weekly starting April 17 at www.southwesterncc.edu/ducksonthetuck.“We’re excited about bringing Ducks on the Tuck into the digital age,” said Dr. Don Tomas, president of SCC. “This makes the race more accessible to everyone, everywhere.”A related “Where’s Tucker?” duck hunt will give participants an additional chance to win prizes via social media.For four consecutive weeks, a photo of Tucker the Duck – the official Ducks on the Tuck mascot – posing at a different location in each county with a small rubber duck (named “Little Tucker”) will be posted to SCC’s official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Participants will then have a week to take a selfie with “Little Tucker” at the same location, before the rubber duck moves to its next stop, and post to Social Media with the hashtag #wherestucker.Each participant who submits a selfie will be eligible for his/her county’s “Where’s Tucker” grand prize. Contestants are encouraged to have fun and use filters because the grand prize winner from each county will be selected based on creativity.“Where’s Tucker” grand prizes are Bluetooth headphones courtesy of Boyd and Lynda Sossamon of Radio Shack of Sylva.“The best part is that after all the fun and games, a whole new group of New Century Scholars is going to benefit,” said Brett Woods, director of the SCC Foundation. “The more people who participate in our virtual duck race, the more students we’re able to accept this fall.”New Century Scholars has served more than 2,200 students over the years. At present, 299 students participate in grades 7-12, and 225 attend SCC as adult students.Funding is provided through private donations, fundraisers and NCS endowments.For more info or to purchase tickets, contact Kathy Posey at 828.339.4227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.