Nick Saban Discusses Recent Hip Surgery

first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban.FAYETTEVILLE, AR – OCTOBER 6: Head Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide jogs off the field before a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabamai. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)A little hip replacement surgery isn’t going to slow Nick Saban down – let alone change his intensity. Following the recent surgery, Saban had a scintillating interview where he revealed how his recovery is going.In a recent telephone interview via TideSports, Saban revealed that he went from using a walker to a cane in one day following the surgery. He also jokingly added that he expects to throw “that son of a b—-” cane away soon.“I had one day on the walker. Now I’m on the cane. I’ll probably throw that son of a b***h away tomorrow.”Saban was back at his Alabama office only two days after getting the left hip replacement. However, he was not able to drive himself to work.He expects that within two weeks he will be back to normal, but lamented that he may not be able to golf for six weeks.“I think in two weeks, I will be 100 percent,” he said. “They won’t let me play golf for six weeks for some reason, but I am going to try and get that reduced.”Saban also revealed that he played a full 18 holes of golf before going in for the surgery.He also stated that due to his traveling restrictions, he will not be able to attend the 2019 NFL Draft this week.Several Alabama players are expected to go in the first round, with many more drafted throughout the three-day event.Even so, it’s great to see that not even going under the knife can keep Saban from being Saban.[TideSports]last_img read more

Ratoath College named Global Microsoft Mentor School

first_imgRATOATH COLLEGE IN County Meath been selected as one of only 80 schools worldwide to become a Global Microsoft Mentor School.A Microsoft Mentor School is chosen by Microsoft and helps school leaders discover and share best practices to foster a culture of innovation.EducationDescribed as “a model of innovation” Mentor Schools are recognised leaders who have achieved change within their own education systems, says Microsoft.Each year, a small number of innovative schools can apply to join this elite group of leading-edge schools from around the world as part of the Microsoft Mentor School program.The Microsoft Mentor School Program is an exclusive one-year program created to recognise innovative schools globally who are using technology to transform education. Mentor Schools will have access to technology, specialised professional development and will receive an all-expense paid trip to the next Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona.Irish schoolRatoath College is the only Irish school to be selected in this year’s round. The school is also one of the 48 Network schools in the Junior Cycle reforms network.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, ICT Coordinator and teacher, David Walsh said that the school has been recognised as being at the “cutting edge of innovation in education” stating that the news is a great reward and “global recognition for our innovative teaching and learning practices”.He said that he was happy that Ratoath College is among a very exclusive group of 80 school leaders.“Mentor schools are about embedding 21st century skills in young people. We live in a ever changing world and it is our job to prepare students for it. New and innovative tools in education keep students engaged and interested and creates new ways of learning,” he said.He said at Ratoath College they try and educate students in a rounded manner, stating, “some of the jobs that these students will end up doing haven’t even been thought about or invented yet, that is how fast things are moving, so it is important that we have an education system that has a cutting -edge approach to education”.Read: Chinese, coding and caring for animals: Junior Cycle is getting an overhaul>Read: 17 of the best incorrect exam answers of all time>last_img read more