Elaine Thompson – Athletics

first_imgFor her achievement in capturing the silver medal in the 200 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, in a personal best 21.66 seconds, the second fastest time of the year. Thompson also ran the third leg of the women’s gold medal-winning 4×100 metres team which set a Championship Record and World Leading time of 41.07 seconds.last_img

Continue reading

LUH records fifth highest number of women waiting to see a gynaecologist

first_imgIreland’s consultant crisis is having a ‘serious effect’ on delivery of women’s healthcare as 1,783 women are currently waiting for an appointment with a gynaecologist at Letterkenny University Hospital.There has been a 40% increase nationally in the number of women waiting to see a gynaecologist in five years.Currently, there are 28,417 women waiting for an appointment across Ireland’s public hospitals, of these, 5,394 are waiting more than a year. Letterkenny University Hospital has the fifth highest number of women waiting on appointments.The hospitals with the longest wait times to see a gynaecologist are in Dublin, while Galway, Letterkenny and Limerick had the highest regional figures.In addition, almost one in five (5,394) women are waiting longer than 12 months to secure an appointment.The Irish Hospital Consultants Association says that the consultant retention and recruitment crisis is having a ‘serious effect’ on the delivery of healthcare to women across Ireland. The group says that one-in-five or over 500 of all permanent consultant posts nationally are now empty or only temporarily filled, resulting in patients waiting long periods to access essential healthcare services.They say that consultant salary cuts are driving specialists abroad and new consultants are being paid up to 51% less than their colleagues.As part of their #CARECANTWAIT campaign, the IHCA says that it is time for the Government to restore pay parity for new consultants.LUH records fifth highest number of women waiting to see a gynaecologist was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Continue reading

Journaling for Renewal

first_imgReferences:CDC. (2017). Journaling for your health.Emmons, R. A., & McCullough, M. E. (2003). Counting blessings versus burdens: An experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(2), 377-389.Gratitude Journal. (2018). Greater Good in Action. UC. Berkeley.Hiemstra, R. (2001). Uses and benefits of journal writing.Harrist, S., Carlozzi, B.L., McGovern,A.R. &Harrist, A.W. (2007). Journal of Research in Personality, 41 (4), 923-930.L.M. English & M.A. Gillen, (Eds.), (2001). Promoting journal writing in adult education (New Directions for Adult and continuing Education, No. 90, pp. 19-26). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Written by MFLN Military Caregiving concentration team member: Alicia Cassels, MA, Military Families Learning Network Program Development and Evaluation SpecialistAbout eight years ago, I found one of my childhood journals, created when I was about 11 or 12 years old, it had been packed away for decades. Although I had no active memory of writing the words, vivid memories of my childhood self, long lost friends and emotions flooded back as I read. Time melted away. Although I have been teaching and writing about journaling for two decades, I have kept a personal journal nearly twice that long. Over the years, journaling has served as my method for renewal, tool for reflection, vehicle for self-expression, space for goal setting, and canvas for dreaming. Until I began reading my childhood words, I hadn’t realized that journaling would also serve as a valuable keepsake and powerful archive of my life events. Write what must not be forgotten. -Isabel AllendeI am inspired by the words of Isabel Allende, Chilean writer, member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, recipient of Chile’s National Literature Prize, and the 2014 American Presidential Medal of Freedom. As I reflect on my own experiences with journaling and those that my students and clients have shared in class and clinical settings over the years, I remain amazed that so much can be accomplished through picking up a pen.What Do You Want to Remember?As you think about the potential of journaling to enrich your life, consider three questions.What do you want to remember?What do you want to achieve?What do you want to document?Body, Mind and SpiritJournaling provides an effective method for renewal. According to the CDC, regular journaling may help identify causes of stress and help determine whether a concern is part of a pattern or an isolated issue, while also helping point the way toward a solution. Research shows that journaling may help:Increase feelings of gratitude and well-beingProvide greater understanding of personal challenges and strengthsClarify thoughts and feelingsImprove sleepAchieve weight loss goalsIdentify strengthsManage information overloadAlthough basic journaling allows for reflection on daily thoughts and activities, there are many types of specialized journals. Special-purpose journals can be helpful for those wishing to achieve weight loss and wellness goals. Gratitude journaling has been shown to improve mood, optimism, and sleep.Five Basic Steps to Help You Get Started:Select a place where you will be able to sit comfortably for at least 15 minutes. Most people prefer that this be a quiet, private place with little interruption.Select a pen and paper or use electronic means to record your thoughts.You may want to try to spend at least 10 minutes writing, allowing your mind time to reflect.Remember to keep your journal entries in a private, password-protected location. Entries on paper may be shredded if you have concerns about privacy.Don’t like blank pages? Try these conversations starters.Today I am grateful for…My favorite time of day is…My description of a perfect day would be…A personal or professional goal that I have been thinking about lately is…last_img read more

Continue reading

9 Informative Adobe Encore DVD Authoring Tutorials

first_imgOne product in the Adobe Production Suite that often gets overlooked is the powerful Encore DVD authoring application.  Here are 9 tutorials that will get you up to speed on Encore in no time!Creative Cow contributor and Premiumbeat blogger Andrew Devis recently completed a 9 video tutorial series on creating and authoring DVDs in Adobe Encore.  Although video pros are dealing less and less with DVDs, for many clients and consumers it’s still the medium of choice.  Knowing how to create and deliver quality (and often complex) DVDs is still essential for post production professionals.  In addition to standard DVDs, Encore provides the tools necessary to author Blu-Rays.In this 9 part video series for Creative Cow, Andrew walks you through all stages of Adobe Encore DVD creation, from importing video sequences to creating complex menus and buttons.  3 videos are dedicated to creating Slideshows using Encore – a robust use of that application.Naturally, the more complex the DVD project the more room there is for error.  Andrew walks you through how to check your DVD for quality and insure it’s free from common oversights and errors.  The last thing you want is to deliver a DVD to a client with tracks disconnected or playback errors – ouch!Adobe Encore is a good solution if you’re looking for a DVD solution in your post production pipeline, especially if you’re already an Adobe diehard or Premiere Pro editor.Check out the first few Adobe Encore tutorial videos below (the full series is on Creative Cow).What do YOU use for your DVD authoring?Are your clients still asking for DVDs?  Blu-Rays?Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

Continue reading

NGT asks Ministry to finalise national policy on forest fires

first_imgThe National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change to finalise the National Policy on Forest Fire within two weeks, after noting that forest fires generally occur in the month of April.A Bench headed by NGT acting chairperson Jawad Rahim said, “Though we have acceded to grant of time, but in view of the fact that forest fires normally occur in the month of April every year, we direct the MoEF&CC to get all the requisite approval that are required from the Minister and give finality to the National Policy on Forest Fire and make it implementable.”The green panel had earlier come down heavily on the Centre for remaining a “mute spectator” to the recurring forest fires in the hill States and asked the Environment Ministry to formulate a national policy.The directions came while the Bench was hearing a plea filed by senior advocate Rajiv Dutta who had claimed that “if no urgent steps are taken, further devastation would be caused to a huge chunk of flora and fauna which are considered wealth of the nation”.last_img read more

Continue reading

NYC teams unite in the Voice Against Violence

first_imgEverywhere you looked around Sunshine Coast Stadium, you saw white armbands. The mark of respect used universally for a variety of causes and remembrance is in full view of all participants and spectators this week at Kawana Waters. National Youth Championships’ teams from across the country have united in their Voice Against Violence, showing their support by wearing white armbands throughout the event. The cause is close to the Touch Football community’s heart, especially following the tragic passing of Tara Brown last week, a talented Touch Football player from the Gold Coast who was also a South Queensland Sharks representative at national events.  There will be a minute’s silence before the finals today as well as an oath read by White Ribbon ambassadors in attendance. Throughout the week there have also been white ribbons and armbands for sale at the information area at the event. Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire said that the sport and the organisation is united in its stand against violence against women.  “As a sport our position is incredibly strong in relation to the fact that violence against women must simply be eradicated from society in general,” Maguire said. “Anything that Touch Football can do to raise awareness to such a cause is hopefully ensuring no women is subjected to such treatment.“Recently our community was rocked by the death of Tara Brown and this further highlighted to us that our commitment to White Ribbon was necessary.  “I am proud to say I have taken the pledge as have many of our staff, board and volunteers – I ask that our entire membership do the same.”Stay tuned to the website for more information on events shortly in memory of Tara Brown in coming weeks. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausDownload ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information. Related LinksVoice Against Violencelast_img read more

Continue reading

a month agoMan Utd manager Solskjaer: De Gea focus has returned after contract

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd manager Solskjaer: De Gea focus has returned after contractby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskajer says David De Gea has his focus back after signing a new contract. The goalkeeper committed to the club for another four years on Monday.And Solskjaer was always confident the Spaniard would stay at Old Trafford.”Most of the time we get to keep the ones we want to keep,” said Solskjaer.”The more I got to listen and speak to David, I was pretty confident we were going to make it.”David is delighted. I think you could see by his performance [in the Premier League win] against Leicester that he had made up his mind. You could see the focus in his eyes again.”You do feel very secure with a focused David behind you.”He’s really worked hard this season. He’s still young. Edwin [van der Sar] signed for us when he was 35, so I’m sure David will be part of a successful United team.” last_img read more

Continue reading

a day agoHolloway: Leeds boss Bielsa right to hold back Nketiah

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Holloway: Leeds boss Bielsa right to hold back Nketiahby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer QPR boss Ian Holloway insists Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is right to hold back on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.Holloway wrote for the Mirror: “Marcelo Bielsa is doing the right thing by keeping Eddie Nketiah on the bench – and bringing him on to score goals.”He’s not starting because he is inexperienced – but he is brilliant at what he does in the moment. In 90 minutes he might not give you what he is giving you as an impact off the bench. That’s clever management.”I’m very aware that being a manager you have to put people in the right position and that is part of your skill. So I would give Marcelo Bielsa credit that Nketiah is coming off the bench and scoring.”Some young players who start regularly lose their efficiency. They think they are ready for the 90 minutes but they aren’t quite.”I fully understand what Bielsa is doing and fully respect it – because he has been a manager for a long, long time.”At the minute – I wouldn’t change a successful situation. Nketiah is still a very, very young man and every time he comes on, he scores. So why change anything?” last_img read more

Continue reading

LOST NEIL YOUNG AND JONI MITCHELL CONCERT RECORDINGS UNCOVERED BY ARCHIVISTS

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Each was recorded in professional audio quality on seven-inch reel-to-reel tapes. They’re now being shopped to record labels for an official release, organizers say.Other tapes found in the collection include performances by Tim Buckley, Doc Watson and Odetta. Login/Register With: Archivists have known about the elusive recordings of Young and Mitchell for years.The tapes were first rediscovered six years ago in the possession of a private collector, but then disappeared and were deemed lost for good before turning up again a few weeks ago, said president Alan Glenn in a statement.Officials from the historical project say Canterbury House concerts were usually held on Friday and Saturday nights from 1965 to 1971. Most of the shows were recorded, they say, but the “loose atmosphere of the day” made it difficult to monitor the whereabouts of tapes.Other musicians who played the space and whose tapes haven’t been found include Gordon Lightfoot, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Tom Rush, Buddy Guy and Doc Boggs. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Live concert recordings of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell considered lost for decades have been unearthed by Michigan archivists.The Canadian folk legends are among a number of historic music performances recently discovered by the non-profit Michigan History Project.All of the recordings were made at the Canterbury House, the Episcopal student ministry at the University of Michigan campus in the late 1960s. The space doubled as a place of worship and a concert venue during the era with some of the biggest folk acts of the time performing there.last_img read more

Continue reading