Gold medallist Jones only ‘wanted to PR’ at Champs

first_imgWinning the Class Two girls discus was never on the cards for Wolmer’s Girls’ Aiko Jones, who surprised a strong field to take the gold medal at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium yesterday with a throw of 43.37 metres. However, the 16-year-old thrower, who had to divide her time between multiple sports and classes while preparing for the championships, says winning the gold is a great motivation and she intends to take her throwing career more serious from now on. “I did not expect to come first. I just wanted to PR at least and make the top five, but I guess hard work pays off. At Corporate Area Champs, I came first in the shot put and second in the discus, but outside of the Corporate Area, there were people throwing better than me, so I just wanted to beat my personal best. But I PRed and PRed again, and being calm helped me maintain my composure and execute,” she told The Gleaner. Other sports Her surprise victory has given her the impetus to place more attention on developing her field event career. “Tracks is not my only sport. In the pre-season, I was playing netball, but after the first term coming into second term my focus was track and volleyball, but as it got closer to Champs I started getting serious with the work, putting in the extra time, working, training late and came into Champs strong. “I really surprised myself, but it feels really good. It has boosted my confidence because you see you are capable of being great. Next year is Class One, and I will be much more serious than before, and I will be going for it again,” said Jones.last_img read more

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Nothing new: Mary Joy Tabal wins 6th straight Milo Marathon

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Tabal, the Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, clocked two hours, 56 minutes and 31 seconds.“I am happy because I was able to defend my title. There were challenges that I’ve encountered during the run, but nonetheless, I am very happy because I finished the race safe and injury-free,” said Tabal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIn the men’s category, Rafael Poliquit set a personal best of 2:28:47 and finished in first place.Both Tabal and Poliquit claimed the top seed slots in the 2019 SEA Games and took home P150,000 each. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The 29-year-old Tabal was six minutes behind Margaret Njuguna of Kenya, who 42K ruled the Open Category. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Mary Joy Tabal during last year’s National Milo Marathon Finals in Cebu. CONTRIBUTED PHOTORio Olympian Mary Joy Tabal extended her reign as Milo Marathon Queen after winning the local women’s category of the 42nd National Milo Marathon Finals Sunday in Laoag City.It was a historic run for Tabal, who became the first female marathoner to win the title six straight times.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run PLAY LIST 01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:09SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Holloway stops Ortega by TKO at UFC 231 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Mental Disorders Are Treatable

first_imgMental-health professionals can treat mental-health disorders successfully, the December 2014 Awake! Magazine has reported.Under the headline ‘Treating Mental Disorders,’ it reported, “Sufferers, however, can benefit (from treatment) when they accept suitable treatment.”Mental-Disorders, which include mental illnesses as well as behavioral and psychiatric disorders, the magazine reported, “afflict people in every part of the world and impact the lives of their loved ones.”According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental depression is the single largest contributor to worldwide disability.“Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are among the most severe and disabling disorder. Although huge numbers of people are affected, mental disorders remain hidden, neglected and discriminated.”In Liberia, it is evident that many men and women who are afflicted by minor to severe forms of mental disorders are not cared for and receive no form of treatment.Though the WHO states that people with mental illnesses refrain from seeking treatment because of the stigma associated with it, health officials in Liberia have not made treatment of such people a matter of priority.Liberian citizens mentally challenged are most of the time abandoned by the family, due to the inherent disgrace/stigma associated with it, according to our investigations, “since many family members don’t have the financial capacity and other needed support to care for their afflicted relatives.”According to many Liberians, those afflicted with mental-disorders are being punished for a past crime through witchcraft and others become mentally deranged as a result of illicit use of banned substances.But experts define mental-health disorders as significant dysfunction in a person’s thinking, emotional control and behavior.“The condition often disrupts a person’s ability to relate to others and to deal with the demands of life,” according to Awake! “That’s exactly what happens to many of our brothers and sisters in our streets,” commented a woman of a relative who suffers from mental disorders.Awake! Magazine continues “The severity of symptoms can vary in length and intensity, depending on the individual and particular ailment and circumstances.“It can affect people of any gender, age, culture, race, religion or educational and income level.”The research pointed out that “mental health disorders are not the result of personal weakness or a character flaw.”Through appropriate medical care, individuals suffering mental disorders can be treated and they can live productive and fulfilling lives, but such a prospect doesn’t give hope for mentally ill persons in Liberia.“Who are the health-professionals? Do they exist in this country?” asked a woman whose brother has suffered the condition for more than twenty years.She added, “With the rebuilding of Liberia’s healthcare sector, let’s hope that attention will go to such people who have become slaves of mental-disorders so that they could be helped to regain their sanity.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Blow for Arsenal and Tottenham? Find out why this Southampton star is desperate to play football at St Mary’s

first_img1 Morgan Schneiderlin says he is still desperate to play more football for Southampton.The midfielder has been linked with a move away from the south coast since the summer when a number of Saints stars moved on.Arsenal and Tottenham have both been linked with the Frenchman who has had a slow start to the season due to injury.But he is over his groin problem now and played the second-half of the match against Liverpool at the weekend.“I’m fully fit,” he said after the 2-0 loss. “It was a good thing for me today because I felt sharp, I felt good, so hopefully I can kick on.“I can’t wait because I am hungry, because I missed a lot of football.” Morgan Schneiderlin in action for Southampton last_img read more

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Former Liverpool flop could make MLS move

first_img1 Alberto Aquilani Former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani is being linked with a move to the MLS after falling out of favour at Fiorentina.The Italian’s contract expires with the Viola at the end of the season, meaning he would be able to leave in the summer.Aquilani’s situation has alerted clubs across Europe but his agent, Andrea D’Amico, has revealed the 30-year-old could move to North America.“He’s a player with a great record. I haven’t spoken to anyone, but I’m sure we’ll get a satisfactory outcome, a high-level project, whether that’s in Italy or abroad,” said D’Amico.“The MLS, where Giovinco now plays, will soon become an important league with all the multimedia communication which we’ve neglected.”Aquilani joined Liverpool as Xabi Alonso’s replacement for £20m in 2010, but endured a tumultuous few years at Anfield through injury and failing to adapt to the Premier League.last_img read more

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3rd rate cut by Fed expected

first_imgAt that time, the Fed signaled that those two rate cuts may be sufficient to keep the economic expansion on track. Since then, however, financial conditions have deteriorated, prompting Bernanke to signal that another rate cut may be needed after all as an insurance policy against undue economic weakness.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIf the Fed cuts its key rate, commercial banks would lower their prime lending rate – now at 7.5 percent – by a corresponding amount. The prime rate applies to certain credit cards, home equity lines of credit and other loans. The rationale behind the lower rates is that they will induce consumers and businesses to boost spending, energizing economic activity. From July through September, the economy logged its best growth in four years. But it is expected to slow to a pace of just 1.5 percent or less over the final three months of the year as the housing collapse and credit crunch chill consumers, sapping overall economic growth. The odds of a recession have grown. Oil prices, which had neared $100 a barrel, have moderated. But they are still high. High energy prices are a double-edged sword. They can slow economic activity and spread inflation if they cause the prices of many other goods and services to rise. The Fed lowered its key rate in September by a bold, one-half percentage point; that was the first reduction in four years. It was followed up by a smaller, one-quarter-point cut in late October. WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve policymakers are widely expected to slice a key interest rate for a third time this year to prevent troubles in the housing and credit markets from sinking the economy. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues gather today, their last meeting of the year, to assess the economy and decide their next move on interest rates. Analysts predict the Fed will trim its key rate, now at 4.5 percent, by one-quarter of a percentage point at that time. A few even speculate about the possibility of a half-point cut. On Wall Street, investors’ anticipation of another rate reduction gave a big lift to stocks. The Dow Jones industrials jumped 101.45 points to close at 13,727.03. last_img read more

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MAN ON COCAINE HAUL CHARGES IS GIVEN BAIL TO RETURN TO DONEGAL

first_imgBY JOHN COONEY in Monaghan: A CO Donegal man allegedly caught with cocaine with a street value estimated at €12,500 has been released from custody today on bail.Damian Alcorn, who is 33, was arrested at the weekend by Traffic Corps Gardaí at Emyvale, Co Monaghan, just as he was about to drive into Co Tyrone.It was alleged at Monaghan District Court that Alcorn, from Drumabodan, Kilmacrennan, had the cocaine in his possession and was returning to Donegal from Dublin at the time of his arrest. He was charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.Gardaí opposed a bail application.However Judge Conal Gibbons released Alcorn on a €1,000 cash bail.The accused man was ordered to reside at his address, close to Leitir just outside Kilmcrennan.He was also ordered to sign on three times per week at Letterkenny Garda Station.Today’s court appearance followed a major operation by Gardaí. A 32-year-old woman who was in the car with Alcorn was released without charge.MAN ON COCAINE HAUL CHARGES IS GIVEN BAIL TO RETURN TO DONEGAL was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:cocaine chargesDamian AlcornEmyvaleMonaghanlast_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgDirt Bird  was the winner of the Buy a Buster 575 final at last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium.There were 12 races on the card and results were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Oghill Surprise 2/1; 2, Westminster City 2/1. Time: 19.10. Distance: 4 lengths. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Moyola Dutchess 1/2 fav; 2, Harlequin Jingle 6/1. Time: 19.45. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 3 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Bovally Mist 5/2; 2, Hather Culmore. Time: 19.02. Distance: 5.25 lengths.Race 4 “Like Us” on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Ballyhill Civic 6/1′ 2, Kagawa 6/1. Time: 29.30. Distance: 2.25 lengths.Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Battle Born 6/4 fav; 2, Gabbys Tango 4/1. Time: 29.48. Distance: a head. Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 350 (350 yards): 1, Chums Goose 4/7 fav; 2, Crash My World 5/1. Time: 18.93. Distance: a head.Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler (575 yards): 1, Turbine Tulip 4/6 fav; 2, Flimsy Truth 8.1. Time: 31.82. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 8 www.liffordgreyhounds.com (550 yards): 1, Paddock Paula 6/1; 2, Altmore Champ 4/5 fav. Time: 29.95. Distance: 1.75 lengths.Race 9 The Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, Tahina Ned 6/4 fav; 2, Hather Bonnie 2/1. Time: 19.08. Distance: a length.Race 10 Buy a Buster 575 Final (575 yards): 1, Dirt Bird 4/1; Mongys Girl 1/1 fav. Time: 31.61. Distance: 3.5 lengths. Race 11 A McClean Bookmakers 525 (525 yards): 1, Smurfing Convoy 3/1; Aughduff Murt 2/1. Time: 28.68. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 12 Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Altmore Rose 5/1; Hather Crown 2/1. Time: 29.25. Distance: 1.25 lengths.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: October 5th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more

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COMMUNITY POLICING SHOWCASE IN LETTERKENNY TONIGHT

first_imgLetterkenny Community Gardai will launch Nine Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in the town to strengthen Community & Garda interaction in the fight against crime.Come along and join with your neighbours to work with Gardaí in an effort to make your community safer and your home more secure.Get information on how to ‘target harden’ your home. Find out the latest crime trends and how ‘creeper burglars’ can target and gain access to your home without you knowing. Learn how to be alert for suspicious activity in your residential area.Superintendent Michael Finan will introduce his community policing team and will explain his aims and objectives for policing of the town for spring into summer.Garda Meave Logue & Anne Marie Mc Menamin Community Policing Unit will introduce themselves to the residents.Sergeant Maurice Mc Walters Scenes of Crime unit will give advice on how to assist Gardaí in the investigation of crime should you become a victim. Sergeant Paul Wallace Divisional Crime Prevention Officer will give a presentation on how to make your home more secure.Ms. Frances Browne Good Morning Donegal Project will address attendance on the operation and roll out of the Good Morning Service in Donegal.Where: Station House Hotel Letterkenny.When: Tonight Monday 7th March 2016.Time: 7.30pm. COMMUNITY POLICING SHOWCASE IN LETTERKENNY TONIGHT was last modified: March 7th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL PRIEST GIVES GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON CHRISTMAS CARDS AND FASHION!

first_imgA well-known Donegal priest has suggested his own unique ways of cutting down on the Government’s expenditure.In a letter to today’s Irish Times, Fr Pat O’Hagan of Moville said TDs need to start by leaving eachother off their Christmas card lists!“€10,000 (give or take) for Christmas cards sent recently by members of the Oireachtas, at taxpayers’ expense, may not seem like much in these days where we’ve become used to talking in billions and trillions (Front page, January 11th), but perhaps this is something the Ceann Comhairle could tackle in his proposed reforms.” Fr O’Hagan also gave his rather unique slant on why Irish people, including himself, need to forget about fashion in the Dail.“I don’t care how our TDs and Senators dress. Does anyone, apart from the Ceann Comhairle?” he said. DONEGAL PRIEST GIVES GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON CHRISTMAS CARDS AND FASHION! was last modified: January 13th, 2012 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:FR PAT O’HAGANmovillelast_img read more

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