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SVL offers $500,000 in scholarships to netballers

first_imgKINGSTON:Deserving players and coaches in Netball Jamaica’s Major and Minor Leagues will be rewarded with scholarships and bursaries valued at $500,000, as titlesponsor Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) continues to incentivise high-quality perfor-mances in the nation’s most popular leagues.The announcement was made by Diahann Guy-Shepherd, sponsorship, promotions and branding manager at SVL, at the recent launch of the leagues at the National Indoor Sports Complex in Kingston.According to Guy-Shepherd, the scholarships will form part of SVL’s $4.5 million sponsorship of the leagues that it has been supporting for the past 15 years.A member of the winning team will be awarded a scholarship valued at $130,000, a player on the second-placed team will walk away with one worth $75,000, while a member of the team that finishes third will be afforded a $65,000 scholarship.For the minor leagues, scholarships valued at $110,000, $70,000 and $50,000 will be awarded to a member of the first, second and third-placed teams, respectively.”Coaches will also benefit from bursaries towards the pursuit of their netball coaching course, administered by the University of Technology on behalf of Netball Jamaica,” Guy-Shepherd disclosed.She said she is aware that the teams are ready for fierce competition, but urged players to play with the right spirit.”We know it will be three months of intense rivalry, but we expect that teams will display fair play in their behaviour on and off the court,” she said.In matches on Thursday, Mico ‘A’ defeated Alpha ‘A’ 45-26. Taniel Roberts (33/49), Stephanie Anderson (4/6) and Mischa Creary (8/16), scored for Mico, while Oberon Pitterson (10/17) and Suzanne Brown (16/23) scored for Alpha Shooters.Molynes United ‘A’ defeated UTech Knights 37-28. Shantal Slater (31/38) and Kera Christie (6/11) scored for Molynes, while Shenel Riley (9/17) and Khadijah Williams (19/26) netted for UTech Knights.Cable Pro beat Waulgrovians ‘B’ 63-25. Petal Smith drilled in (57/70), Shantel Swaby (4/11) and Tracy Robinson (2/4) for Cable Pro, while Simone Gordon (16/20) and Hasana Williams (9/10) were on target for Waulgrovians ‘B’.Speg ‘A’ defeated Jetsetters ‘A’ 44-36. Shimona Nelson (37/44), Diane Dricketts (4/5) and Crystal Grant (3/9) scored for Speg, while Antoinette Miller (11/21) and Zodi Green (25/33) scored for Jetsetters.The competition continues today with 20 matches, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Leila Robinson Courts.last_img read more

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Obituary details announced for the late Manus Kelly

first_imgUpdated: 6.30pmSome obituary details have been announced for the late Manus Kelly, who was fatally injured in a tragic accident on Sunday.Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly, of Drumacanoo, Churchill died on Sunday 23rd June following a crash at Fanad Head on the final day of the 2019 Donegal International Rally. Mr Kelly’s remains will repose at his home at Drumacanoo, Churchill, from 11am tomorrow morning, Tuesday June 25th.The house is strictly private until that time.Funeral arrangements are to be confirmed later.Those intending to attend the wake and funeral of the late Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly are respectfully asked to use the Car Parks and Park & Ride facilities which will be in place. Directional signs and marshals will be in place at the various locations to assist mourners.We on behalf of the Kelly Family, Donegal Motor Club, Donegal County Council and Glenswilly GAA Club appreciate your cooperation with these arrangements at this sad time.Obituary details announced for the late Manus Kelly was last modified: June 24th, 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)last_img read more

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Green Technical Assistance Providers Wanted

first_imgEnterprise Green Communities is seeking qualified consultants to expand its Technical Assistance Providers Network in response to the growing demand for specialized technical assistance designing, developing, and operating green affordable housing developments. Enterprise has released its second national Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify the nation’s leading green professionals in the residential building sector. The objective of this RFQ is to expand the delivery of technical assistance to local affordable housing developers.The network of approved technical assistance providers will support project teams in one or more of the following categories:Integrated DesignDesign ReviewEnergy ServicesConstruction ReviewHVAC and Air Sealing/Insulation Walk-ThroughsHealthy Living EnvironmentPost-Construction Completion ReviewOperations and MaintenanceInterested parties are encouraged to submit a response to this RFQ that conveys organizational qualifications and project experience byJuly 19, 2010.To access the RFQ go to: http://www.greencommunitiesonline.org/tools/resources/technical_assistance.asplast_img read more

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Scientists create comfortable e-skin wearable that lasts for a week

first_imgHow Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… A group of Japanese scientists have created an “inflammation-free, lightweight, stretchable” e-skin sensor capable of lasting for up to a week, published in Nature Nanotechnology this week.The new development could open the way for medical wearables that track heart-rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar throughout the week, without being invasive to the user.See Also: For new e-skin products, plastics are still the futureAt the same time, it could be used for commercial purposes, like a temporary tattoo that allows the person access to different zones in a museum or quick-track at a theme park. The focus is on medical applications for now though, say the scientists in charge.“It will become possible to monitor patients’ vital signs without causing any stress or discomfort,” said Professor Takao Someya of the University of Tokyo. “What would the world be like if we had displays that could adhere to our bodies and even show our emotions or level of stress or unease? In addition to not having to carry a device with us at all times, they might enhance the way we interact with those around us or add a whole new dimension to how we communicate.”Comfortable, not creepyIn a controlled test, 20 participants found no discomfort when wearing the plastic e-skin, some even forgot they were wearing it. The scientists said while there is no physical discomfort, wearing the e-skin for elongated periods could harm the natural breathing of skin.A lot of progress has been made making electronics thinner than plastic, but actual deployment into the medical industry will still take time. It will take even longer for these sensors to monitor health conditions for extended periods of time, which is required for medical home monitoring solutions. David Curry FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Businesscenter_img Related Posts Tags:#e-skin#featured#Future#health#innovation#Internet of Things#IoT#japan#medical#smart clothing#top#wearable Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health…last_img read more

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Resource Discovery| Operation Reach Out: A Free Military Suicide Prevention Mobile App

first_imgBy: Caitlyn BrownPixabay[iPhone by fancycrave1, April 21, 2015] CCOThe use of apps has become fluent and an ingrained part of our technology use. Children know how to access and use apps before they understand how to use a television remote. We use apps to make lists, stay connected, check the weather predictions, navigate and avoid traffic, and to stay entertained. Apps are an integral part of our daily living now, allowing us to outsource information that generations before smartphones had to keep in their memory banks.Our dependence on technology (namely our phones and social media) has led to criticism regarding our ability to have fulfilling interpersonal relationships. On the flip side, technology has improved our ability to stay connected to those who are physically distanced from us for various reasons including deployment and TDY. The invention and use of apps, smartphones, and video calling has aided in families’ ability to remain in contact with their loved ones who are not within physical proximity to one another.  The invention of the aforementioned has also added another element that can be of great benefit: support.Operation Reach Out was created by Military Community Awareness, Inc. (MCA). It is a smartphone app that aims to prevent suicide in military personnel, veterans, and service members. In addition to assisting those who are at-risk for suicide directly, it is also designed to assist those who are concerned about others who may be at risk.When service members return from deployment, some may reintegrate back into their lives with no issues or concerns.  Others, especially those suffering from  PTSD or other mental health concerns, may feel isolated or detached from their support systems for one reason or another upon their return. The app was created to mitigate these feelings of isolation and detachment by creating a support service to those who may feel they have no options.Operation Reach Out provides support, education, resources and help to its users. Regardless of the user, the app provides resources and online links to websites such as the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Defense Suicide Prevention Office, MilitaryFamily.com and Military Community Awareness to name a few.The app encourages those who are at risk to provide the contact information of those closest to them in case they need to be contacted. It also provides a list of activities that encourage an individual to reconnect with those they feel closest to even though they may have isolated themselves from that person. These activities and suggestions can be rated so the app can be more intuitive to the user’s interests and needs.Additionally, this app provides over ten videos that provide empathetic and compassionate reminders to those who may be in crisis. The goal of the videos is to help the individual understand that the feelings they may be experiencing in the moment will pass and that all problems are solvable if given the time. If you are using the app for your concern about someone else, Operation Reach Out provides nine videos to help navigate questions to ask and how to phrase things when communicating with the individual at risk.Links for the app:For Android Users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=suicide.prevention.app&hl=enFor iPhone Users:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/operation-reach-out/id478899653This post was written by  Caitlyn Brown of the  MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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18 days agoMan Utd hero Ince blasts De Gea for Newcastle interview: Would Schmeichel say that?

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Ince blasts De Gea for Newcastle interview: Would Schmeichel say that?by Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince has blasted David De Gea for his post-match interview after Sunday’s loss to Newcastle United.The Spaniard was at a loss for words when speaking to reporters after the 1-0 defeat at St. James’ Park.”I watched David de Gea’s post-match interview and I was at a loss,” Ince said to PaddyPower.”He’s meant to be one of the leaders. If that was Peter Schmeichel standing there, there’s no chance you’d have seen that interview. Rather than him addressing and recognising where the team were going wrong, it just felt like ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.'”This is one of the top players, the leaders at Man United, who has just signed a five-year contract. And he looks like he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on.”If you’re a United fan listening to your goalkeeper, one of the main leaders in the team, and that’s the interview you hear you’d be right to [think it was a disgrace]. I’d be looking thinking, ‘he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on – I bet he’s regretting signing that contract.'” last_img read more

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5 days agoLiverpool legend Souness scoffs at Man Utd youth policy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Souness scoffs at Man Utd youth policyby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Graeme Souness has questioned Manchester United’s youth policy.He warns that United won’t be able to nuture these players if they are drafted into a squad low on confidence.”Ever since the Busby Babes, the club have made a fetish out of youth,” Souness wrote in the Sunday Times. “In itself, that is no bad thing, especially at a club which subsequently brought George Best through its ranks and then produced the Class of 92. “It’s possible that the likes of Marcus Rashford, James Garner and Mason Greenwood might go on to emulate their illustrious predecessors — though I’m sceptical — but just because they have been picked to start for United while they are still teenagers doesn’t make it so. “The difficulty is compounded by the fact that they are being thrust into a team which is shorn of authority and confidence.” last_img read more

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