My Name 5 DODDIE

My Name 5 DODDIE

My. Name'5. Doddie. Foundation. Doddie shared his mnd diagnosis with the world in June 2017. From the outset he was determined to help others affected by this devastating disease, driven by his frustration at the lack of progress in ...

Author: Doddie Weir

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785302312

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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The extraordinary, life-affirming autobiography of DODDIE WEIR OBE Rugby legend and MND campaigner Doddie Weir has always lived life to the full. On the pitch, Doddie's irresistible talent took him to the heart of every team he graced, and brought him 61 caps for his national side. He won fans all over the world with his sportsmanship, humour and boundless energy - especially when on the charge 'like a mad giraffe'. Then, in June 2017, Doddie made the announcement that he had been diagnosed with MND. With no cure and almost no treatment of any sort available, Doddie set out to do what he could to change that, tackling the issue head on with his trademark positivity and good humour. Since then, his MY NAME'5 DODDIE Foundation has raised and pledged millions towards research into this dreadful condition and his tireless campaigning has transcended the world of sport. MY NAME'5 DODDIE is a humbling, courageous and very funny celebration of a remarkable man. And with a brand new update, this is an absolute must-read - rugby fan or not. 'Lucid, brave, and full of the wit and character that makes him the legend he is' - RORY BREMNER
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Doddie s Diary

Doddie s Diary

Tuesday 23 October The Big Launch – 'I Name This Book .. .' Actually, the name of the book was something that had been decided upon even before me and my esteemed co-author Stewart had signed the contract. My Name'5 Doddie would get my ...

Author: Doddie Weir

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785303715

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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'I never set out to take the lead. It just happened - like MND itself. But we are making a fight of it.' DODDIE WEIR In the five years since Doddie Weir's MND diagnosis, he has continued to live life to the max. He's raised millions for research and support for his fellow sufferers with the help of some incredible charity fundraisers, celebrated his 50th birthday and been awarded an OBE. And throughout it all, Doddie has tackled life head on, like the mad charging giraffe he has always been, both on and off the rugby pitch. Now, join Doddie as he lifts the lid on what his life with MND has really been like, both in public and in private. Being Doddie, there's always lots of laughter and an incredibly positive attitude, but it's also a rollercoaster of emotions. It's a battle Doddie will continue to tackle with his trademark dignity and legendary humour. And it's a fight he remains determined to win.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Athlete Activism

Athlete Activism

As well as a variety of sponsored sporting events that are regularly updated on Doddie's Foundation website (My Name'5 Doddie Foundation, 2021), the annual rugby union fixture between Scotland and Wales is now called the Doddie Weir Cup ...

Author: Rory Magrath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000509168

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 222

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This book examines the phenomenon of athlete activism across all levels of sport, from elite and international sport, to collegiate and semi-pro, and asks what this tells us about the relationship between sport and wider society. With contributions from scholars around the world, the book presents a series of fascinating case studies, including the activism of world-famous athletes such as Serena Williams, Megan Rapinoe and Raheem Sterling. Covering a broad range of sports, from the National Football League (NFL) and Australian Rules, to fencing and the Olympic Games, the book sheds important light on some of the most important themes in the study of sport, including gender, power, racism, intersectionality and the rise of digital media. It also considers the financial impact on athletes when they take a stand and the psychological impact of activism and how that might relate to sports performance. It has never been the case that ‘sport and politics don’t mix’, and now, more than ever, the opposite is true. This is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the politics or sociology of sport, the politics of protest, social movements or media studies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Herald Diary Owling with Laughter

The Herald Diary  Owling with Laughter

FORMER rugby star Doddie Weir, whose autobiography My Name'5 Doddie is now a bestseller, was speaking in Galashiels about the book which details his career and coping with Motor Neuron Disease. Doddie, who helps on the family farm ...

Author: Ken Smith

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785303302

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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You can have a lot of laughs in ten years, which is why we have collected the very best of the amusing stories encountered by the readers of The Herald Diary column over the past decade. There was even a Scottish Labour Prime Minister all those years ago, Celtic fans could only dream that their team would begin its quest for 10 titles in a row, and the word Covid was simply a typing error for David or cove. So as everyone could really do with a smile just now, we have combed well over two thousand Diary columns to bring the best of what made Scots laugh over the last ten years, whether it is the sharpest humour from pubs, the daft things children say or the humour from all sides of Scottish courts, the very best are here.
Categories: Humor

The Herald Diary 2019

The Herald Diary 2019

FORMER rugby star Doddie Weir, whose autobiography My Name'5 Doddie is now a bestseller, was speaking in Galashiels about the book which details his career and coping with Motor Neurone Disease. Doddie, who has a farm nearby, ...

Author: Ken Smith

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785302978

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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What are folk desperate for these days? A laugh, we reckon. And fortunately the readers of The Herald newspaper agree, as over the past year they have sent the newspaper's Diary column their funniest moments, whether it's about the daft things that happen in their office, the outrageous comments they are told in the pub, or just the eyebrow-raising observations they overhear on the train into town. They even have the occasional smile over politics, would you believe.And the very best of them are gathered in this handy volume. So if you want to know why Scotsmen still cannot understand their partners, the funniest claims made on the golf course, and the outrageous shenanigans of police officers, apprentices, shop-workers and school teachers, then look no further.
Categories: Humor

The Dynamics of Modern Rugby

The Dynamics of Modern Rugby

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation The writing and royalty fees for this book will be given to the above foundation. Doddie Weir OBE was an outstanding rugby player who represented Scotland and the British and Irish Lions and is now suffering ...

Author: Bruce Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000369977

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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The modern game of rugby football has become gladiatorial, whereby muscular athletic players are involved in a form of collision chess with sophisticated defences smothering the offensive skills that were at one time a more dominant feature of the game. The contributors to this book consider the physical, mental and nutritional demands of the game in its present form and how best to acquire these attributes in the most effective and efficient manner. The inevitable injuries that are associated with collision are considered in terms of prevention and the most effective forms of treatment. New concepts to improve exercise capacity, game preparation and recovery are discussed in conjunction with the modern coaching theories of the game. The possible changes to the rules are discussed by two outstanding International referees, and the future vision for World Rugby is outlined by the President of World Rugby. The Dynamics of Modern Rugby is both a unique and contemporary addition to the rugby literature and, as such, is essential reading for any student, researcher, coach, sports scientist, physiotherapist, nutritionist or clinician with an interest in rugby.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Public Policy in ALS MND Care

Public Policy in ALS MND Care

Key MND charities include MND Association, MND Scotland, My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and Marie Curie. The MND Association is one of the largest charity funders of MND research. In 2017, £4.5 million (24% of its expenditure) supported ...

Author: Robert H. Blank

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811558405

Category: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Page: 345

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Anyone interested in ALS/MND-physician, patient, or healthcare policy director -should read this book and learn from it. -Walter G. Bradley D.M., F.R.C.P., Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA "This book illustrates the inequities in the accessibility of quality neurological care existing globally and which forms a major target for redress by the World Federation of Neurology and the World Health Organisation." -William M Carroll AM, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E), President, World Federation of Neurology This book focuses on the public policy and political/ethical dimensions of ALS/MND across a wide selection of countries and argues for the need of a multidisciplinary and international approach. Policy issues addressed include adequacy of funding for research and care, payment policy and regulatory functions of public and private insurers, long-term services and caregiver support, public health and prevention efforts, access to genetic testing and assisted technologies, ensuring a competent and adequate workforce especially for hands-on caregivers, and the challenging issues of providing palliative and hospice care for ALS/MND patients, advance directives and assisted suicide that face policy makers in all political jurisdictions. Robert H. Blank, PhD, (University of Maryland) is an adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has been a frequent guest professor at Aarhus University in Denmark and at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, and a Research Scholar at New College Florida. Jerome E. Kurent received his MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed residencies in Neurology and Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed fellowships in neuromuscular diseases and electromyography at the National Institutes of Health, followed by a Geriatrics Medicine fellowship at Harvard where he also received his MPH. Dr. Kurent joined the Medical University of South Carolina faculty in 1984, and is Professor of Neurology, Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. David Oliver, MD., recently retired as Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine at the Wisdom Hospice in Rochester, Kent where he developed an integrated service over 32 years. He is an Honorary Professor at the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent, where he supervises students and is involved in research
Categories: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

100 Great Scottish Rugby Moments

100 Great Scottish Rugby Moments

No, Thorburn clinched the 22–15 victory with a short-range effort – from the halfway line. And what of those magic boots? In 2018, Thorburn donated them for auction on behalf of the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation. 34 RECORD-BREAKING SCOTS ...

Author: Stewart Weir

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785302855

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Here are Scottish rugby's most legendary, celebratory and brilliant moments from the last 50 years. 100 Great Scottish Rugby Moments is a unique celebration of the sport’s most significant moments. Including: • Andy Irvine's kick to beat England in 1974 • The 1984 Grand Slam • David Sole, Tony Stanger and the 1990 Grand Slam • Toony, Paris and that pass • The great Bill McLaren’s final commentary• Doddie Weir's Big Entry • The 2019 Calcutta Cup – a match like no other . . . These epic moments feature exclusive interviews with Gregor Townsend, Jim Telfer, Ian Robertson, Ian McLauchlan, Andy Irvine, Alan Lawson, Iain Milne, Jim Calder, John Rutherford, Finlay Calder, Craig Chalmers, David Sole, Tony Stanger, Scott Hastings, Gavin Hastings, Doddie Weir, Rob Wainwright, Gary Armstrong, Kenny Logan, Bryan Redpath, Chris Paterson, Al Kellock, Sean Maitland and many others. Enjoy a host of brilliant anecdotes and remarkable insights into the controversies, epic matches, thrilling contests and pivotal events on and off the field which shaped these 100 GREAT SCOTTISH RUGBY MOMENTS. "All the key moments from the last 50 years of Scottish rugby are captured . . . 100 Great Scottish Rugby Moments will definitely bring back some truly great memories for you." GARY ARMSTRONG OBE
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Doddie s Diary

Doddie s Diary

' This is the extraordinary behind-the-scenes story of the first five years of that fight as Doddie lifts the lid on the highs and lows, the laughter and tears, and the stories that have never been told before.

Author: Doddie Weir

Publisher:

ISBN: 1785303007

Category:

Page: 288

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When he was diagnosed with MND in 2016, Doddie Weir's life suddenly took a completely new direction. The public response to the news was so overwhelming that, totally unexpectedly, Doddie instantly became a talisman and standard-bearer for those desperately seeking a cure or some way to halt Motor Neuron Disease. It was a platform he has been determined to use to the max. For the last five years, Doddie has lived life at full tilt, tirelessly raising money for his My Name'5 Doddie Foundation while at the same time living with a disease that is debilitating, unpredictable and incurable. Having now achieved the major life goal of turning 50 -- a day some thought he may never see -- and having collected numerous honours and awards during that time, Doddie now tells the incredible inside story of what life has really been like over an astonishing five years during which he has met remarkable people, done amazing things and raised awareness as well as nearly £10m in a massive fundraising effort, funds that have gone straight into research, drug testing and care and assistance for his fellow sufferers. As Doddie says: 'I never set out to take the lead role. It just kind of happened - a bit like MND itself. But with an amazing team, dedicated individuals from the medical world, and the immense generosity of people throughout the land and the rugby world, we are making a fight of it.' This is the extraordinary behind-the-scenes story of the first five years of that fight as Doddie lifts the lid on the highs and lows, the laughter and tears, and the stories that have never been told before. It's also the story of an astonishing man who simply refuses to give in as he brings his incredible positivity and legendary sense of humour to the battle against MND. Like his playing career, it's another battle he is determined to win. 'Lucid, brave and full of the wit and character that makes him the legend he is.' -- Rory Bremner on My Name'5 Doddie
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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044092636034

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Categories: Electronic journals