By Nolan Bianchi Special to The Detroit News Published 10:10 p.m. UTC Jun 17, 2018 Auburn Hills — In late February, former Purdue center Isaac Haas grabbed the microphone on the Boilermakers’ senior night and laid it all out there. With tears rolling down his face, the senior thanked the Purdue fans for the support of his younger sister, Erin, who suffers from epileptic seizures. Haas’ personal life was a national story, and the motivation behind his blue-collar game had him pegged as one of the "feel-good" players of the NCAA Tournament. All of that ended rather unceremoniously. In Purdue’s first-round NCAA Tournament win over Cal State Fullerton at Little Caesars Arena, Haas suffered a fractured elbow, ending his senior season. Now, with five days until the 2018 NBA Draft, he's ready for a fresh start. Haas was one of six players participating in a pre-draft workout — not including Maryland’s Justin Jackson, who worked … [Read more...] about Purdue’s Isaac Haas, looking for fresh start, works out for Pistons
PUBLISHED: 17:43 02 June 2018 Russell Cook A lady in the Gilmour Piper Dragon Boat having trouble with her fancy dress hat during one of the races. Picture: Stephen Waller www.stephenwaller.com © Stephen Waller Eighteen teams battled it out on the water to be crowned the first ever winners of the Fresh Start Charity Dragon Boat Challenge. Jo Grant, clinical lead at Fresh Start - New Beginnings, was drummer in the Fresh Star Dragon Boat during their races at The Waterfront. Picture: Stephen Waller www.stephenwaller.com And at the end of the event, held on Saturday at Orwell Quay on the Ipswich Waterfront, the Ipswich Canoe Club were hailed the winning team. But thanks to those taking part and the support of ABP, who hosted the festival, a total of £10,000 was raised for the charity which supports children who have been sexually abused, The action started at 10.30am with the first race and ran through the rest of the day with the final taking place at 4pm. It was … [Read more...] about Eighteen teams battle it out in first ever Fresh Start Charity Dragon Boat Challenge on the Ipswich Waterfront with £10,000 being raised
PUBLISHED: 07:10 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:01 16 May 2018 Gemma Mitchell James Campbell and Maurice McQuitty are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats for Fresh Start - new beginnings. Picture: JAMES HURRELL JAMES HURRELL Two Ipswich neighbours are gearing up to cycle the length of Britain to raise money for charity. James Campbell, 49, and Maurice McQuitty, 56, are taking on the 986-mile ride from Lands’ End to John O’Groats this June to support Fresh Start – new beginnings. The charity offers therapy to sexually abused children in Suffolk and Norfolk. To pair have already raised £2,500 – enough to take one child off the charity’s waiting list. Mr Campbell said: “We are both fully funding all the costs of the ride ourselves, but no long distance challenge would be complete without trying to do some good for the community. Having learned about the great work that Fresh Start – new beginnings does from another of … [Read more...] about Ipswich neighbours take on Lands’ End to John O’Groats cycle challenge for Fresh Start – new beginnings
MILLIONS of pounds promised in the Fresh Start agreement to promote integrated education can be carried over into future years, it has been confirmed.The Stormont House and Fresh Start Agreements included plans to invest up to £50 million a year, for 10 years, on unsegregated schooling.The huge investment was welcomed by ministers at the time as "another step forward on the road to building a better Northern Ireland".It was designed to unblock through investment "one of the most persistent obstacles towards a shared future for Northern Ireland's communities".Just £3m was spent in 2016/17, however, and it appeared there was little possibility of the unspent cash rolling over to another year. In the financial year just passed - 2017/18 - just £5m of a new £50m pot was spent.Fears had been expressed that any unspent money would be kept by the UK Treasury.The schools' funding was initially announced in March 2016 by then secretary of state, Theresa Villiers.A total of … [Read more...] about Fresh Start money for shared and integrated schools can be carried over
PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 April 2018 Andy Warren Danny Rowe, Freddie Sears and Myles Kenlock could all potentially benefit from a change of manager at Portman Road. Archant The next Ipswich Town manager will have decisions to make regarding a number of players this summer. ANDY WARREN looks at the players with most to gain. Freddie Sears has now not found the net for a year since scoring against Newcastle last April. Picture: STEVE WALLER Freddie Sears If there’s one Ipswich Town player who will certainly benefit from a fresh start, it’s striker Freddie Sears. The former Colchester frontman has struggled for regular minutes this season under Mick McCarthy and, when they have come, they have generally seen him deployed in a wide role rather than his favoured central striking position. He has now gone more than a year without scoring a goal - a period including 37 games and 1,957 playing minutes dating back to the victory over Newcastle last April. Sears is as hard … [Read more...] about Which Ipswich players could benefit from a fresh start under a new manager?