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State health association expands wellness tools weeks before school starts

first_imgMHANYS is offering workshops and online resources for teachers and families to use in the classroom and at home. Usual activities for students have been moved online to be more accessible. (WBNG) — The Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) is expanding its wellness tools to help families and educators cope with the stress of schools reopening in the fall. They are holding a panel discussion to allow teachers and families to send and receive advice from professionals. The first panel discussion for families will be held Sept. 3. Director of the School of Mental Health Center Amy Malloy says during these discussions, teachers mentioned the challenges but also many mentioned the flexibility to be creative.last_img read more

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32 Teams Set for Trophy 5-a-side Regional Finals

first_imgA total of 32 teams across Lagos, Osun, Oyo and Ogun States will battle for spots in the round of 16. Ten teams from Lagos will do battle with 10 teams from Oyo, six teams from Osun and six teams from Ogun. The regional matches will produce the 16 teams that will compete for a place in the quarter finals and eventually the final two that will compete for the star prize and a place in the pan African regional finals in Tanzania to compete for the African title. The semi-final and final matches will take place May 11 at the Campos Memorial mini stadium.The first round matches witnessed massive spectator turnouts, with the different teams cheered on by their supporters. The teams are playing for the top prize of N3 million and the chance to feature in the Pan- African regional finals in TanzaniaThe Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour tournament is an initiative of International Breweries PLCs aimed at supporting and growing grassroots football. Since its formal launch, the competition has recorded highly exciting knock-out matches across the four participating states. Supporters will also be rewarded, as part of the 5-a-side initiative. Five supporters will get the chance to travel to Tanzania with the winning team. Draws for the five lucky winners, also known as super fans, will take place at the finale. The lucky fans will win for themselves all expense-paid trip to Tanzania to cheer the team to victory.To qualify for the super fan draws, fans are to visit select bars where they will get scratch cards upon purchase of at least two bottles of Trophy lager. With the scratch card, fans can win either t-shirts, caps or receive a raffle ticket. At the finals of the tournament, a live raffle draw would be held and four lucky winners selected to go on the trip to Tanzania. A fifth winner will be selected via online draws.This maiden edition of the tournament covering four states is a pilot phase. Subsequent editions will cover more states and eventually extend to the 36 states of the federation. The regional matches will take place in Lagos at the practice pitch of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos. In Oyo State, the regional matches will take place at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Osun State University Football Field, Oshogbo in Osun State and the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta in Ogun State. The quarter final will take place May 4th in National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Oyo State. All participating teams will go home with memorabilia and other merchandise in appreciation of their participation. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Mandatory Evacuations for PBC Zones A and B, Shelter Info

first_imgThe eastern half of Palm Beach County is now under a Tropical Storm Warning due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm winds are expected in the area within 36 hours. Due to this, mandatory evacuations are being ordered for residential structures in Zone A and Zone B in Palm Beach County, effective at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Palm Beach County Emergency Information Center number is (561) 712-6400.Zone A includes mobile homes, sub-standard housing and low-lying areas prone to water intrusion.Zone B generally includes the barrier islands, land areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other surge-vulnerable areas south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the Broward County line.If you choose to not evacuate to a shelter, please evacuate miles not hundreds of miles. Most of Palm Beach County is not being evacuated and residents should shelter within the county if possible. With the unpredictable nature of Hurricane Dorian, evacuating north is not recommended.To determine if your home is in a storm surge evacuation zone, go to readyPBC.com or download our free app “PBC DART.” If you are not in an evacuation zone, please shelter in place.At 1 p.m. Sunday, Palm Beach County will open seven general population shelters, as well as the special needs shelter at the South Florida Fairgrounds and the pet-friendly shelter at West Boynton Recreation Center.The seven general population shelters are:Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School, 1501 Avenue U, Riviera BeachIndependence Middle School, 4001 Greenway Dr., JupiterLakeshore Middle School, 425 W Canal St N, Belle GladePahokee Middle School, 850 Larrimore Rd, PahokeePalm Beach Gardens High School, 4245 Holly Dr., Palm Beach GardensPalm Beach Central High School, 8499 Forest Hill Blvd, WellingtonPark Vista High School, 7900 Jog Rd, Lake WorthThe special needs shelter is located at 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach. If you are registered, you should have received notification. People with special medical needs should register for our Special Needs Program by calling (561) 712-6400 or visiting our website www.readypbc.org.The pet-friendly shelter is located at 6000 Northtree Boulevard, Lake Worth. This shelter is available to Palm Beach County residents residing in a mandatory evacuation zone or in mobile homes. Proof of residency is required. Space is limited and restrictions apply. Each pet must be accompanied by only one owner who will stay at the shelter. Other family members will need to stay at nearby Park Vista High School, 7900 Jog Road, Lake Worth,The available space for each person at a general shelter is 20 square feet. That’s 4 feet by 5 feet of floor space. Please bring snacks with you to the shelter, only dinner will be served Sunday evening. Shelters will be opening in The Glades and residents from Zone A can evacuate to those shelters.Palm Tran serves many shelter locations. Additionally, all Palm Tran services will be free on Sunday.The Sheriff’s Office assures they will not be checking the immigration status of any person coming to a shelter.MARTIN COUNTY:Shelters are opening at 1 p.m. SundayPet-friendly – Willoughby Learning Center – 5150 SE Willoughby Boulevard, StuartSpecial needs shelter – Anderson Middle School -7000 SE Atlantic Ridge Drive, StuartPort Salerno Elementary School, 3260 SE Lionel Terrace, StuartJensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen BeachHidden Oaks Middle School, 2801 SW Martin Highway, Palm CityWarfield Elementary School, 15260 SW 150th Street, IndiantownST. LUCIE COUNTY:Shelters are opening at 1 p.m. SundayResidents are required to pre-register if they go to a pet-friendly or special needs shelter.Special needs shelter – Havert L. Fenn Center – 2000 Virginia Avenue, Fort PierceFor other possible shelters in St. Lucie County, click here.If you choose to go to a hurricane shelter, please bring the following:3 day supply of water2 changes of comfortable clothesFlashlight with extra batteriesCell phone and a battery-operated chargerMedications and prescriptionsSnacks/Special diet foodsCashPhotocopies of valuable documentsGames, books and playing cards for entertainment during your staySpace is limited, so please pack accordinglyWeapons are prohibited in shelterslast_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY MARCH 20, 2016

first_imgCOUNTDOWN ON FOR NYQUIST-MOHAYMEN MATCHALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR FOR CUPID IN REBELCHAMPION SONGBIRD WORKS WEDNESDAY FOR OAKS Jeff Mullins2876125%50%$195,099 INTEREST AMPS UP FOR FLORIDA DERBY SHOWDOWNThe racing world awaits the multi-story lined showdown April 2 in the $1 million Florida Derby between the two undefeated favorites for the Kentucky Derby, Santa Anita-based Nyquist, champion two-year-old male of 2015 trained by Doug O’Neill, and Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Mohaymen, winner of the Holy Bull and Fountain of Youth at his home track of Gulfstream Park, site of the Florida Derby.One with a vested interest is Steve Rothblum, a trainer in his own right for 30 years and an integral part of Team O’Neill’s success during his nine-year run with them. Call him an advisor, racing manager, it doesn’t really matter to Rothblum, who took time Sunday morning to scope the Florida Derby, which, for all intents and purposes, looks like a match race on paper.“It has all the ingredients to create major fan interest, for sure,” said Rothblum, whose business card reads, ‘Team O’Neill: Steve Rothblum.’“It’s an East-West rivalry and it’s great for racing, it’s fantastic, two unbeaten three-year-olds hooking up.“We’re taking a little the worst of it having to ship down to a race track Mohaymen has already won on going two turns a couple times, so he has a definite advantage.“But as far as the race unfolds, I believe we’re going to be in front of him, and if you’ve watched Nyquist run at all, he just doesn’t like horses to go by him. That’s just him.“If and when he does get beat, it’s going to be by a horse that’s going six-wide that he doesn’t catch in his sights. It will be interesting to see when Mohaymen comes to him, if he can get by him.“That’s the whole race. You’ll find out who’s who.” Vladimir Cerin4596520%44%$337,224 Ron Ellis2972324%41%$191,505 Gary Stevens591210820%51%$1,549,548 John Sadler78139617%36%$793,069 Jeff Bonde3874518%42%$186,525 William Spawr3685422%47%$227,242 Joseph Talamo21527232613%35%$1,876,589 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Flavien Prat23940434017%51%$2,571,481 Drayden Van Dyke1451315239%35%$875,472 Tyler Baze23523353410%39%$1,282,171 Mario Gutierrez17420312311%43%$1,246,549 Bob Baffert9219151321%51%$1,438,485 Agapito Delgadillo901111812%33%$327,712 Doug O’Neill16726232516%44%$1,358,833 Steven Miyadi6111121018%54%$357,172 (Current Through Saturday, March 19) Mike Smith891181612%39%$1,590,680 Brice Blanc5866710%33%$521,350 Martin Pedroza921110712%30%$323,510 Edwin Maldonado16130161519%38%$1,015,620 Peter Miller11913121811%36%$598,990 Kent Desormeaux11117242015%55%$1,492,410center_img TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Kristin Mulhall47117323%45%$397,955 Philip D’Amato12527212222%56%$1,457,225 Carla Gaines4583318%31%$598,465 GOTTA LOVE CUPID’S REBEL VICTORYDespite briefly losing focus in mid-stretch, Cupid quickly gathered himself together andwent on to an impressive length-and-quarter victory under Martin Garcia in Saturday’s Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, thrusting himself into the top echelon of Triple Crown contenders.            “There were people on the outside rail and it’s a sharp turn,” Bob Baffert said Sunday morning at Santa Anita, defining the incident involving the promising gray son of Tapit, who broke his maiden by 5 ¼ lengths at Santa Anita Feb. 7.“I think it was a combination of both that caused him to duck in. (American) Pharoah did it last year, Victor (Espinoza) told me, because the crowd’s right there, and the turn is narrow.“Fans are yelling and they’re lined up all the way to the end. Cupid just saw them for a few seconds, but he was so quick on his feet he got right back on track.“It was a strong performance, and he galloped out strong, too.”While Baffert did not commit to Cupid’s next race, the Blue Grass Stakes or the Arkansas Derby would seem likely options. Each is a Grade I, $1 million race at 1 1/8 miles, the Blue Grass at Keeneland on April 9 and the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn on April 16. Jerry Hollendorfer12620121516%37%$1,528,276 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Richard Baltas10217151417%45%$1,165,794 Victor Espinoza851110713%33%$843,805 Mark Glatt84910811%32%$433,545 Mike Puype7471259%32%$356,760 J. Keith Desormeaux46761015%50%$317,329 Tiago Pereira9861076%23%$413,704 FINISH LINES: Undefeated champion Songbird is scheduled to work at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday for the Grade I, $500,000 Santa Anita Oaks on April 9, Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward said. Ward also reported that Tara’s Tango came out of Saturday’s one-length victory over 9-10 favorite Taris in the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes in good order and will be nominated to the Grade I, $600,000 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park April 15. “We’ll take a look at that,” Ward said . . . Carla Gaines has previously unbeaten California-bred Smokey Image ticketed for the Santa Anita Derby on April 9 despite his disappointing fifth-place finish in the San Felipe Stakes March 12. “He was a little off in his grain,” the trainer said, “but he scoped clean and his blood count was good, so it’s pretty puzzling.” . . . Trainer David Hofmans had no word Sunday morning on where Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin would run next . . . Stellar Wind, champion 3 year old filly of 2015, is set to have her first workout this week since finishing an eventful second by a neck in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff last Oct. 30, trainer John Sadler said . . . Rafael Bejarano rides Agustina de Aragon and Martin Garcia pilots Handfull in next Sunday’s March Madness Starter Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on turf. Handfull, a seven-year-old mare and winner of 14 of 33 career starts, won the race last year for Hollendorfer, who plans to enter Glory in next Saturday’s Grade II Santa Ana for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf in quest of her first stakes victory . . . Brice Blanc (Flamboyant), Victor Espinoza (California Chrome), Mario Gutierrez (Frank Conversation) and Flavien Prat (Hoppertunity) will be MIA at Santa Anita this week for their engagements in Dubai next Saturday . . . Ross Fenstermaker, trainer of the great Precisionist for Fred W. Hooper, was a visitor to Clockers’ Corner Sunday. Now 76 and 60 percent paralyzed on his left side from an aneurism that struck in 2006, Fenstermaker resides in nearby Monrovia and enjoyed visiting with old friends and associates on a glorious Southern California morning. Michael Machowsky3676419%47%$283,106 Alonso Quinonez766968%28%$302,330 Martin Garcia11418111116%35%$1,008,949 Fernando Perez16016172210%34%$843,439 Abel Lezcano6773410%21%$497,464 David Lopez14922121815%35%$671,431 Peter Eurton8815221217%56%$1,051,137 George Papaprodromou4784617%38%$237,220 Rafael Bejarano24858482523%53%$2,732,877 Santiago Gonzalez26647343218%42%$1,894,356last_img read more

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Half-time: Ipswich 0 QPR 1

first_imgJunior Hoilett’s header seconds before half-time gave QPR the lead in an otherwise uninspiring game.The Rangers winger nodded in Leroy Fer’s fantastic cross in a rare moment of quality at Portman Road.A couple of minutes earlier, QPR had had a let-off when Luke Chambers headed wide of the post from Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ corner.But they were the only two serious chances, preceded by a fairly flat 44 minutes not helped by a bobbly pitch.Ipswich began positively but all they had to show for it was Daryl Murphy’s early effort which flew wide.QPR held firm and Sebastian Polter, who continued up front for Rangers in the continued absence of Charlie Austin, had a penalty appeal turned down after a challenge by Christophe Berra.Ale Faurlin then whipped in a free-kick which Ipswich keeper Dean Gerken got across to gather, QPR’s only chance until Hoilett’s goal.Both teams were unchanged, with Austin failing to shake off the hamstring complaint which ruled him out of the draw at Bristol City last weekend.Ipswich: Gerken; Chambers, Smith, Berra, Knudsen; Maitland-Niles, Skuse, Douglas, Sears; Pitman, Murphy.Subs: Bialkowski, Malarczyk, Hyam, Oar, Bru, Fraser, Varney.QPR: Green; Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Konchesky; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Polter.Subs: Smithies, Hill, Sandro, Luongo, Tozser, Chery, Emmanuel-Thomas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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DV8: putting SA films on the map

first_img20 October 2003The emergence of new technologies and the creation of far-reaching distribution platforms have given rise to an increasing demand for films, particularly in Africa. South African film producers Jeremy Nathan and Joel Phiri have hatched an initiative to satisfy this growing demand.The pair formed the film company DV8 out of their desire to develop, produce, market and distribute African feature films on the continent and throughout the rest of the world.The company aims to facilitate the creation of a sustainable flow of films, not one-off events that become landmarks just for being made. Over the next three years, Dv8 plans to develop, produce and market 12 genuinely South African digital feature films.A maximum of US$10 000 will be spent on the development of each project. It is up to each producer/partner to secure the rights to the project within this budget, as well as produce at least three drafts of the script.The national broadcaster, SABC, will broadcast the films on southern African television. Should the films warrant a theatrical release, Ster-Kinekor will be responsible for release of the films in theatres, on DVD and video. First Hand Films, based in Zurich and Berlin, will handle the worldwide sales of the films.The first film produced was Good Mourning Max, a hilarious, fast-paced comedy about a village boy who tackles the big city armed with only a goat and the amazing ability to cry on cue.Production has started on the second film, Forgiveness, and a third film has already been selected.Forgiveness is being shot on location in Paternoster and Cape Town. It is written by Greg Latter and directed by Ian Gabriel. Internationally recognised South African actor Arnold Vosloo takes the lead role of Tertius Coetzee, a former apartheid cop who is psychologically tormented by the atrocities he committed in his past.Coetzee’s journey into Paternoster is the catalyst for a harrowing series of events that irrecoverably change the fate of the Grootboom family and the community in which they live.The producers are still looking for young, exciting writers and filmmakers around South Africa for the nine remaining films.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Branding South Africa with one message

first_imgThe purpose of the conference is to ensure that South Africa communicates with one voice both domestically and internationally leading up to and beyond 2010.“We are already looking beyond 2010 to where we want to position South Africa in the next decade,” says Yvonne Johnston, the CEO of the IMC. “A major event such as the soccer World Cup attracts global attention but it has to be supported by strategies and structures to ensure a lasting legacy.”“Our objective is to establish Brand South Africa as one of the most prominent and desirable global brands,” says Johnston.Germany 2006 has shown that making the best of the opportunities offered by such an enormous event entails more than hosting soccer games successfully. The host country must brand itself at the same time, as was done so well by the Germans.Therefore one of the key-note speakers at the conference will be the man who did just that for Germany, Mike de Vries. He is the CEO of the branding company FC Deutschland GmbH.Another speaker is internationally renowned Raul Parelba from Spain, who will focus on the branding and marketing opportunities provided by a major event. He is Director Partner of Trout & Partners, the global positioning specialists.The speakers and their topics include:Minister in the Presidency, Essop Pahad, who will look at opportunities for the continent brought about by the World Cup.The CEO of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Themba Maseko, who will spell out the government’s commitment to and expectations for 2010.Danny Jordaan, CEO of the Local Organising Committee, who will highlight marketing opportunities for local corporates.Thaninga Shope-Linney, NEPAD’s general manager for communications and outreach, who will add to Minister Pahad’s continental perspective on the 2010 World Cup.Wolfgang Grulke, CEO of FutureWorld will look at Africa and South Africa in the 21st century. Yvonne Johnston, CEO of the IMC, will also be speaking at the Conference – spelling out Brand South Africa’s future strategy in her address. She has very high expectations of the Conference, describing it as “a tremendous opportunity for the world view South Africa even more positively and Alive with Possibility than it does now.”This conference is being hosted in collaboration with the 2010 National Communications Task Team.last_img read more

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Arsenal must be at their best to beat Manchester United, says Arsene Wenger

first_imgArsenal will need to be at their best even if Manchester United field a weakened team on their Premier League visit on Sunday, manager Arsene Wenger has said.Both sides need a win to stay in the hunt for Champions League qualification, with Arsenal at risk of missing the top-four for the first time in two decades.United manager Jose Mourinho has hinted he will prioritise the Europa League as he seeks a Champions League berth by winning Europe’s second-tier competition, but Wenger does not believe that will give Arsenal the upper hand on Sunday.”The only advantage we can give is to focus on ourselves, not a weaker Manchester United,” the Wenger told a news conference on Thursday.”We know anyway they have a massive squad with quality players and only a top performance will get us the win we want.”Now even winning our games does not guarantee us to be in the Champions League, that is what we have to achieve.”With seven victories in last 16 games in all competitions, Arsenal’s campaign has lost its momentum. Pressure is mounting on the club to replace Wenger, whose current deal expires at the end of the campaign.On being reminded that he was scheduled to make an announcement on his future at the club in March or April, Wenger said, “We are in May, that means I was wrong.”The Arsenal boss admitted his relationship with former United manager Alex Ferguson “mellowed” over time and he is open to similar progression with Mourinho, despite a decade-long history of rivalry between the two managers that at times has descended into pettiness and acrimony.advertisement”I’m open always in life for everything, for peace, but what is important when you are a competitor is that you give everything to win the next game,” the 67-year-old Frenchman added.last_img read more

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Ohio State semester switch could benefit Buckeyes athletes

With the switch to semesters approaching, most students have been gearing up for the change by deciding what to pack into their 72-day summer, and planning for the effects of the shorter break. For Ohio State student-athletes, the shorter summer and semester switch bring different adjustments and challenges, but also several advantages and opportunities. Starting Aug. 22, student-athletes in winter and spring sports will be able to begin out-of-season skill and instruction work. Previously, winter and spring athletes had to wait until the quarter started in late September to begin this work. The NCAA will still govern the football team’s and all fall sports’ practice start dates in accordance with NCAA rules. “Under the quarter system, OSU student-athletes in the winter and spring sports could not begin this instruction until the quarter began, leaving them at a considerable disadvantage to other schools, whose student-athletes in those sports were able to start the first day of their fall semesters,” OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig said in an email. Beginning in 2013, the end of Spring Semester will be followed by a four-week May class session. Following this accelerated session, which some refer to as a “Maymester,” there will be a one-week break, and then the regular seven-week summer session will begin, Emig said. There is no May session in 2012. Emig said the “Maymester” period will give many student-athletes an opportunity to participate in several learning opportunities, such as internships, study abroad programs and research efforts that were difficult to fit into their schedules during the quarter system. Steven Fink, the associate executive dean for curriculum and instruction in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-chair of the Semester Conversion Coordinating Committee, said each university department will handle the four-week May session differently, creating several different opportunities for students. “The curriculum is still being developed since it is not beginning until next summer, but we have a number of departments who are already designing courses for it,” Fink said. “I think it’s particularly well-suited for certain kinds of special topics or intensive experiences. A lot of programs are using it for study abroad, service learning, internship experiences or co-ops. Every department is going to decide on its own how it wants to handle that instructional period.” Although the teams will not have any additional or any fewer actual practice days or hours because of the switch, student-athletes may feel the effects of the change most in their free time. This year, fall athletes will begin classes about two weeks after they begin fall camp, as opposed to under the quarter system, where athletes did not start classes until about six weeks after the start of camp. Each OSU sports team has a different schedule and practice routine over the summer break, which bring varying changes depending on each athletic team’s agenda. Grayson Overman, a junior middle blocker on OSU’s volleyball team, said not much will change for him personally, but he’s excited for the switch. “I’m pretty stoked for (the change),” Overman said. “It’s going to be a lot slower pace which will be a break and might make volleyball more exciting.” OSU women’s golf coach, Therese Hession said that although there are no team-oriented events in college golf during the summer, the players are on their own schedule qualifying for tournaments. With the semester switch, the student-athletes will not get much of a rest. “We will just get started a little bit earlier than we normally do,” Hession said. “They’ll be coming right back and jumping into school.” Summer classes begin on June 18 and conclude Aug. 3. Exams will take place Aug. 6 through Aug. 8. read more

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