Champs changes will help – Forbes

first_img Adjustment Proposed changes to the structure of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships will aid in the development of Jamaica’s track and field and safeguard student athletes. That’s the view of George Forbes, ISSA’s competitions director. Using a worst-case scenario to illustrate the need to regulate the number of events one athlete can do at the championships, Forbes asked: “If a boy were to do four events and on the final day of Champs he’s doing the 4x400m and something were to happen to him, who do they think they’re going to blame?” Asked if ISSA felt a duty of care in the aftermath of the death of footballer Dominic James and basketballer Saymar Ramsey in the Christmas term, he replied, “It’s true. We were mindful, and to put the thing in perspective, we have contemplated these changes from just after Champs.” According to Forbes, the changes presently incorporate feedback from high school track and field coaches. “As a matter of fact, almost every single thing that we proposed, we looked at their counter proposals and we made some adjustments.” The proposed changes include the following: – Class 2 boys will now compete separately in the 400m hurdles. – Field event athletes will now have the option of doing three events in this area or two field events and two relays. – Track athletes will be restricted to two individual events only, and in addition, they can do two relays. – Females will now only be allowed to contest the heptathlon and one other event. – Class 3 girls will no longer be able to compete in steeplechase and 3000m, which is now restricted to classes 1 and 2 only. – Classes 1 and 2 boys will be allowed to compete in steeplechase and 5000m. One such adjustment relaxed a proposal that athletes contest just one relay. As things stand now, two individual running events and two relays is acceptable. However, the changes have largely been opposed by the Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association. “The only thing we have not changed and we’ve not tweaked is the 400m hurdles for Class 1 and Class 2 and we’re convinced that it is the right way to go.” He said a similar change made to the boys’ triple jump after the 2012 edition of Champs has increased the number of participants. “When we did the triple jump, it was triple jump open, just Class 1 boys. Basically, we changed it,” he asserted. “We have more people doing triple jump,” he declared.last_img read more

Three new co-working spaces for Donegal under CoLabora project

first_imgThree new coworking spaces are set to be established in Donegal following the launch of a new European project for rural areas.The DLDC CoLabora coworking project will provide for three new coworking spaces in Termon, Bundoran and Carndonagh over the next six months. A Donegal-branded Coworking Network will also be established under the scheme. The project, which will be launched next Friday 21st June in Stranorlar, was recently funded under LEADER to the tune of €177,750. It will see four local organisations in Donegal participate in a training programme in cooperation with five other European partners including France, Spain, Germany, Wales and Latvia.The Donegal participants centres include An Craoibhín, Termon, The Base, Stranorlar, Bundoran Community Centre, and Spraoi agus Spórt, Carndonagh.The training will set out to develop spaces while also promoting the economic benefits of creating such spaces in rural areas. There are many advantages to being a member of the Donegal-branded Coworking Network. For example, one such partner, The Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin, – who will be present at the launch –  will provide space to Donegal members for meetings they may be attending in Dublin. But there are many more including enhanced networking and collaborative opportunities between spaces both nationally and internationally. DLDC are very excited about the opportunities that this project will bring to participating organisations and their communities.  Frank Kelly, Rural Development Manager with DLDC, says “The CoLabora concept is working very well in many parts of Europe, particularly so in rural Catalonia.  We look forward to many similar economic and social benefits that it will bring to Co. Donegal”.  If you are currently working remotely from home and wish to join a coworking space please contact any of the above spaces for more information.This project is supported by: Donegal LCDC, DLDC, Donegal County Council and the Department of Rural & Community Development through grant aid received under The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in Ireland 2014- 2020 “Europe investing in rural areas”. Three new co-working spaces for Donegal under CoLabora project was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:colaboraDLDCDonegal-branded Coworking Networklast_img read more

HSE apologises for delays at Donegal respite centre

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has raised the issue of the continued delays in opening Seaview Respite House in Mountcharles with the HSE.He said there have been many false dawns in the opening of this much-needed respite centre.Previously there have been issues surrounding this centre which have been replaced by other issues subsequently – and all these delays have led to longer delays in getting this centre up and running. Deputy Galagher said “The HSE in written correspondence with me have confirmed that the centre will now open in November, the current delay is due to fire compliance works which needed to be untaken at the centre in Mountcharles.“I have raised the issue of the delayed opening of this centre with the Minister of State and HSE previously added Pat the Cope.“Regrettably, the HSE did not commit to a precise date in November when the centre will open , and I will now be further calling on them to set a clear date for when this centre will open.“It is not good enough to let this drag on any further, and the parents and guardians of the service users will need to make appropriate plans for when this centre is open, therefore an exact date is required. I acknowledge the apology issued by the HSE, for the existing delays in not having the respite centre available for the users.” The Donegal TD said it is essential that all the stops are now pulled out and every focus and effort is made to re-open this centre without further delay.He added “A great deal of inconvenience and distress has been caused to the service users of this respite centre throughout the period in which Seaview Respite House was closed.” HSE apologises for delays at Donegal respite centre was last modified: October 16th, 2019 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

Plants Heal Humans and Vice Versa

first_imgFlowers in your hospital room do actually make you heal faster.  A study by Kansas State researchers reported by PhysOrg found that more patients recovered from abdominal surgery faster with flowers in the room.  It may be due to more than the psychological benefit of enjoying their colors, fragrances and the get-well wishes behind them: plants also moisten and clean the air of mold and germs.  Potted plants are more beneficial than cut flowers, the article said.  Patients also benefit from the positive activity of pruning and caring for their plants.    Once out of the hospital, you might want to keep it up.  PhysOrg also reported that gardening is a good way for older adults to stay fit.    Humans might be able to return the favor by donating a renewable resource to plants: their hair.  Another article on PhysOrg said that waste hair from barber shops and beauty salons can be packed into nutrient-rich cubes as fertilizer for crops.  It doesn’t help that much without other fertilizers but it works better than nothing.  Hair degrades into nutrients plants can use.Here’s a science project you can do at home.  Use an electric razor or brush over one potted plant; leave another as a control.  If the plant dies, it might not falsify the theory; it just might mean you use too many chemicals on your hair.  Your precocious kid could do a science project testing different hair colors or animal furs.    If this theory is right, we might get a nice symbiosis going with our house plants.  When you feed the plant your hair, it grows more vigorous, it cleans and humidifies the environment, making you healthier and thereby growing your hair faster.  It’s a win-win situation.  Love a potted plant today while you can; someday soon, you may be pushing daisies with more than just hair, or whatever is left of it.  Hair today, gone tomorrow.  We hope by then you will be doing fine in a better place (Warning: don’t assume!).(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Is Your Work Your Paycheck or Your Legacy

first_imgThere are some things that you do for money. Other things, bigger, more important things, you do for legacy.You might need a job to survive. A job is something that you do in exchange for money. Work, however, is something different. Work is about your legacy, the difference that you make, your contribution.Legacy is about how you live your purpose. It’s about who you are at your core. It’s about character. It’s about what you do—and what you don’t do.Money provides you with freedom. It provides you with choices. It allows you to, in some ways, make a greater contribution. But it isn’t your legacy.You aren’t King Tut, and no one is going to bury you with your money and your worldly possessions. Your banker isn’t going to attend your funeral (but your lawyer just might). Having your name on a building isn’t legacy, especially if the only contribution you made was financial. A legacy is about much more than how much money you acquire.A paycheck may be necessary; everyone needs money to live. But legacy is optional. Legacy is intentional. It means you have to make a contribution. It requires that you give of yourself something that benefits other people.Legacy doesn’t require that you have a lot of money. It doesn’t require that you are famous (a lot of really famous people are famous for being famous and are leaving no real legacy). Legacy requires that you produce something worthwhile and that that something is passed into the future.You might have a job to make money, but your work is about your legacy. It’s wonderful if your job and your work are the same thing, but if they are not, you need to give yourself over as much as possible to your real work. That’s your legacy. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Suns sign draft pick Josh Jackson, guard Mike James

first_imgMOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 1918 World Series key in US love affair with national anthem Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Phoenix Suns first-round draft pick Josh Jackson speaks to the media, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Phoenix as the NBA basketball team’s second-round picks Davon Reed, right, and Alec Peters listen. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have signed top draft pick Josh Jackson to a four-year deal that includes two one-year team options.Phoenix also signed guard Mike James, an NBA rookie who played five professional seasons in Europe, on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection A standout at Kansas, Jackson was selected with the fourth overall pick of last month’s draft. The athletic 6-foot-8 forward averaged 16.3 points on 51 percent shooting, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in his lone season in Lawrence. He will make his professional debut with the Suns’ NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.The 6-foot-1 James averaged 13.1 points and 3.0 assists in 25 games with Panathinaikos of the Greek Basketball League last season. He once scored 52 points in a game while at Lamar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars View commentslast_img read more