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‘Bizzy’ Boyce laid to rest
first_img… deserves a national award – LumumbaTHE `Angelo Dundee’ of Guyana’s boxing, Maurice `Bizzy’ Boyce, was laid to rest yesterday, at the Le Repentir Cemetery after serving Guyana’s boxing fraternity for more than 48 years.Boyce, who died two Saturdays ago, four days after celebrating his 73rd birth anniversary, was given a hero’s send-off at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall before his body was taken to its final resting place.Former Presidential Adviser on Empowerment Odinga Lumumba (extreme right) offers his tribute to Maurice `Bizzy’ Boyce at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday (Samuel Maughn photo).Former Presidential Adviser on Empowerment Odinga Lumumba (extreme right) offers his tribute to Maurice `Bizzy’ Boyce at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday (Samuel Maughn photo).The news of his death came as a shock as it was only weeks ago that Boyce was very actively involved in a card organised by the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) at the Giftland Mall, East Coast Demerara.According to reports, even though Boyce was not feeling well on the night of the card, he found the energy to ensure he was part of the card.It was during the night of the very card that Boyce’s longtime friend and Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green, asked him when he will quit the sport.Delivering a tribute to Boyce during the funeral ceremony at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday, Mayor Chase-Green acknowledged that she knew Boyce for more than 48 years and it was through her husband, Terrence `Dick Tiger’ Green that she met Boyce and they have shared a close, friendly relationship since then.“At the last boxing card at Giftland, I asked Bizzy when he would ever give up the sport and his reply to me was … I’ll never give up until I breathe my last breath,” Mayor Chase-Green recalled.Georgetown’s Mayor Patricia Chase-Green (4th left) pays her respects to the late Maurice `Bizzy’ Boyce at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday (Samuel Maughn Photo).Georgetown’s Mayor Patricia Chase-Green (4th left) pays her respects to the late Maurice `Bizzy’ Boyce at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday (Samuel Maughn Photo).She said that Boyce, whom she met for the first time at the Albouystown YMCA, has lived his life how he wanted to and questioned: “How do you tell a man who has lived his life for his country and for the youths of the country to give up. I wish him farewell and may his soul rest in peace.” Mayor Green concluded.Former Presidential Adviser on Empowerment, Odinga Lumumba, feels that the late boxing tactician deserves a national awardLumumba, a former boxing manager and promoter, in his tribute remembered the many times the two of them travelled all over the world with local boxers seeking to mark their names on the international scene.Lumumba remembered seeing Boyce at 04:00hrs to 05:00hrs taking his charges through their paces while doing road work. “This was a man that was dedicated to the sport. Bizzy was sincere and every great boxer that Guyana produced, Bizzy was in some way or the other responsible for that boxer’s success,” Lumumba stated, adding “This is indeed a great loss to Guyana and Bizzy deserves a national award.”Also offering a tribute was GBBC’s treasurer Andrew Thorne who reminded that Boyce started his career as a corner man in 1968, “fetching buckets of water and then he became one of Guyana’s better coaches.According to Thorne, the highpoint of Boyce’s career was when he took Anthony `The Pearl’ Andrews and Wayne ‘Big Truck’ Braithwaite to fight for world titles as well as Michael Benjamin for the Continental of Americas welterweight title.Thorne said Boyce also plied his trade at the world-famous Gleason Gym in New York. “The boxing fraternity will surely miss him. While we’re sad that he is no more, he has left an indelible mark on the sport.”Boyce’s wife Desiree explained that her husband was ill for a while and family members took him to the hospital for treatment but he was not admitted. However, his condition worsened and he was taken back to the hospital and this time was admitted but died the following morning.On learning of Boyce’s death, his close friend and former boxing promoter, Keith Bazilio expressed shock at the news stating that Guyana has suffered a great loss with Boyce’s passing.“Bizzy was not just a coach, he was always looking to see how best he can improve conditions for local boxers. He was always around to give advice to boxers and promoters and even those persons who are charged with the administration of the sport locally.”Among the many boxers Boyce assisted in reaching world-class recognition are: Michael Benjamin for his first defence of the Continental of Americas title against Steve Lorrimer, Michael Reid, Kenny Bristol, Brian Muller, Albert Browne, Andrew `The Pearl’ Andrews for his world title fight against Jorge Castro, in the USA, and Joseph Murray for his FECABOX title fight.Boyce leaves to mourn his wife Desiree, two sons – Jason and Rondell – many grandchildren and close friends.Chronicle Sport extends its heartfelt sympathy to Mrs Boyce and her family during this period of mourning.last_img
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NCC Tennis League: Team VGC Lions, Kalotari Win Away

first_imgFormer national top 10 player Lovette Donatus ensured a clean sweep of the three points on offer on opening day by defeating Colleen Orji 6-4, 4-0 (scratch) in the ladies’ singles.Team Oluyole fought back on Sunday claiming one reverse singles and the men’s doubles through Okechukwu who beat George Abamu 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 and the pair of Ganiyu Salami and Kunle Bamidele who bested the Abamu brothers 6-4, 7-6.The VGC Lions, however made sure of the point by winning one reverse singles and the mixed doubles.In Ilorin, Team Kalotari won all the seven matches without dropping a set to sweep the tie.Christian Paul beat Emmanuel Ikakah in the first men’s singles 6-1, 6-3; Emmanuel Sunday defeated Sunday Emeruwa 6-4, 6-2 and Blessing Samuel outplayed Oluchi Ozurumba 6-3, 6-2 to win the three singles matches on opening day.Ikechukwu Iloputa then paired Paul to win the men’s doubles against Kareem Badmus and Henry John 6-3, 6-4 to put the tie beyond the reach of the host team.The reverse singles and the mixed doubles were a lot closer. Sunday beat Ikakah 6-1, 7-5 and Paul defeated Emeruwa 6-2, 6-3 while Paul and Samuel teamed to edge Badmus and Ozurumba 6-4, 7-5.The two ties completed the first round of matches in the Blue Group with Team Muller, Team VGC Lions and Team Kalotari having one point each.The six teams in each group are expected to play five round robin matches with the best two qualifying for the semifinals and finals.This weekend (Saturday & Sunday) will see the six teams in the White Group in action in three cities.Team CBN Futures, starring junior tennis sensation Marylove Edwards, will be hosting Team Ndoma-Egba at the National Stadium Lagos; Team Tech Vibe of Jos will host defending champions Team Offikwu of Kaduna while Team Yetade of Ado-Ekiti will be at home against Team Goshen of Ilorin.The NCC Tennis League is offering a consolidated prize money of N23 million with the champions getting N7 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram New comers Team VGC Lions of Lagos and Team Kalotari of Port Harcourt over the weekend got victories against host teams in Ibadan and Ilorin respectively.Team Oluyole who were hosting topflight national tennis in Ibadan after almost 35 years, succumbed to fellow new comers 2- 5 while Team Kalotari who placed third in 2015 overwhelmed Team Optiweb of Ilorin 7-0.Former national 18 & under champion Martins Abamu opened the account of the Lagos team by beating Samson Adewale 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Onyeka Mbanu followed with a close 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Sunday Okechukwu of Team Oluyole.last_img read more

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Post your FREE Garage Sale ads here

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is a garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain selling and hunting!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 317 weeks ago OK, gang, this is all you have to do. Write up your garage sale and submit it as a comment. Write as much as you like and you won’t pay one cent! Example: Joe Blow at 100 North New York Avenue is having a garage sale for the Wellington Citywide. We will start the sale at 6 a.m. and run through noon Saturday. We will be offering a variety of stuff including clothes, furniture and a beautiful hand-woven rug. We will also be giving out free lemonade. Call us at 888-888-8888 if your have any questions. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down SUSAN TREFT · 317 weeks ago PHASE 2 OF THE METZEN/TREFT SALE–THURSDAY JULY 17TH FROM 5-8:00, 107 N. WASHINGTON. LOTS OF EVERYTHING!!!!! ANTIQUES, FURNITURE, HOME & CHRISTMAS DECOR AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!! CASH SALES ONLY PLEASE. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Woodring · 317 weeks ago Garage Sale Fri-Sat July 18th & 19th 8:00am till 3:00pm at 14 Crestway. Vintage Dishes, Sewing Machine, Bass Boat, Electric & Gas Welders, Tools, Coleman Campiong Stove, Lanterns, Heaters, Lots of Fishing Gear, Hunting Jacket & Vest, 57 Chevy Parts & more. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kathy Riggs · 317 weeks ago Wheat Country Mini Storage Garage Sale – Unit No. 5 Pickup tool boxes, entertainment center, book shelf, baby items, changing table, bumbo, women’s clothing, large medicine cabinet, lots of scrubs, electric push mower, safari decor, jewelry, indian decor & LOTS OF MISCELLANEOUS. Don’t miss this sale. Saturday, July 19th from 8 to noon. Cash sales only. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Cornejo · 317 weeks ago Garage Sale 1221 Highland Ct. Friday July 18th 5 – 7 pm and Saturday July 19th 8 am – 12 pm. Girls clothes size 2T – 6X, Boys clothes size 2T – 8 years, Men’s and Women’s clothing, lots of toys, shoes and miscellaneous. Report Reply 1 reply · active 317 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Floyd Kabureck · 317 weeks ago Billie Kabureck estate sale Porcelain dolls , old magazines, books, tools and lots of misc, 1217 N.Jefferson Friday July 18th, 6p.m. to dark , Sat July 19th, 8a.m. to ? every need to go Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down rs rogers · 316 weeks ago Garage sale inside:715 n Woodlawn: big screen tv, rear projection, furniture Report Reply 0 replies · active 316 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Chris Kenemore · 316 weeks ago Big sale, 1923 Adams st. Friday July 25, Sat July 26 8am till ? both days. lotsa housewares, furniture, collectables. Tons of misc. few apliances. Report Reply 0 replies · active 316 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Hubert Sawyer · 316 weeks ago Garage Sale on the alley: 812 W. 8th, Saturday July 26th, 8am until Noon. DO NOT PARK IN OR BLOCK THE ALLEY! PARK ON POPLAR! (2) 4 drawer file cabinets, (2) 2 drawer file cabinets, office supplies, HO scale trains and accessories, Toro mini rototiller and other miscellaneous. Report Reply 0 replies · active 316 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Rhe · 316 weeks ago Garage Sale- 664 10th Ave N. Across from Wal-Mart. Friday July 25th 3-7 pm & Saturday July 26th 8-11 a.m. Kids clothing, toys, double stroller, housewares, desks and much more Report Reply 0 replies · active 316 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Oxford wins by a ridiculous 78-42 score over South Haven

first_img2nd quarterSouth Haven Harris to Pounds 30 yard TD pass, PAT Pounds run South Haven  Ray 40 yard kickoff return TD, PAT no good. Oxford Silhan 48 TD run, PAT fail 1st quarterOxford Silhan 50 yard TD run, PAT Catlin Run Oxford Silhan 5 yard TD run,  Catlin to Shimkus PAT 3rd Quarter Oxford Haskins 41 yards TD run, PAT fail.Follow us on Twitter. Oxford Smith 13 yard run, PAT fail South Haven Ray 10 yd TD run, Harris PAT run Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments South Haven Ray 44 yard TD run, PAT fail Oxford Haskins 70 yard punt return TD, Catlin PAT run South Haven Ray 50 yard TD run, Pounds PAT run Sumner Newscow report — Oxford opened the season with a 78-42 victory over South Haven. There were four kickoff or punt returns for touchdowns Friday night.Oxford got first blood when Colton Silhan ran for 50 yards for a touchdown and 48 yards for a score to give the Wildcats a 14-0 lead. The score after the first quarter was 30-14 and 44-22 after two quarters.Oxford’s Daelyn Haskins ended up with seven touchdowns in the game. This was the first time Oxford has ever beaten South Haven in eight-man football.  Oxford Haskins 12 yard TD run, PAT fail Oxford Haskins 2 yard TD run,  Haskins PAT run 4th quarter Oxford Haskins 50 yard kickoff return TD, Haskins PAT run South Haven Creed 60 yard kickoff return TD, PAT Fail Oxford Haskins 10 yard TD run, PAT fail Oxford Haskins 10 yard TD run, Silhan PAT runlast_img read more

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Confessions of a stay-at-home dad

first_imgBecoming a parent, says author Bruce Clark, has changed him for the better. Clark was raised as a Scientologist, set loose into the world without an education, and carried anger within him for years. Writing the book, he says, has been something of a cathartic experience.(Images: Random House Struik)MEDIA CONTACTS • Fourie BothaRandom House Struik+27 11 484 3538Lucille DavieBruce Clark is one of those unusual things – a stay-at-home dad. In his uplifting memoir Love Sex Fleas God, aptly subtitled “Confessions of a stay-at-home dad”, he talks about his troubled childhood and his ultimately successful search for direction in life.The captivating title came out of a paragraph Clark wrote in response to publisher Umuzi‘s request to describe the book – “Love sex fleas God” appeared, and the publisher said to him: “That’s the title!”Clark recounts with charm and humour his story – his brief marriage ceremony, the pregnancies and deliveries, and his adjustment to being a father, something that comes naturally to him despite his own tough upbringing – in the first half of the book.Despite a childhood that included being abandoned by his mother, the author doesn’t let this debut book become consumed by his harsh life experiences – at the end of the second chapter he writes that “This book is not at all about self-pity or anger. It’s a book about love.”It’s also about being vulnerable and honest and at ease with one’s feelings, something he learnt to do from a young age as he was surrounded by women – his mother, his sister and his grandmother. Finding directionClark’s story of neglect and alienation mirrors that of countless young men in South Africa, who may never get to tackle the root causes of their trauma. A good deal are raised by their grandmothers, often a result of parents dying of Aids. Like Clark, many too are raised in homes with absent fathers.His desperately poor grandmother was not able to adequately see to his needs, and the problem was exacerbated because Clark moved schools frequently.Experts agree that neglectful parenting – which encompasses all kinds of physical and emotional ill-treatment – doesn’t only upset the child, but the effects spill out into the family and the community, contributing to problems like violence, school drop-outs and unemployment.This makes Clark’s turnaround more remarkable and is a testament not only to his own character, but to the resilience of the South African spirit.Turned out on the streets at 16, Clark finds himself without a matric and without a job. After two years in the army he takes an aptitude test and learns to be a computer programmer, but is eventually retrenched, and ends up feeling despondent, useless and directionless.Meeting “a good woman”, and having children saves him, and it’s as a husband and father that he’s able to find himself. He has worked through his anger towards the world, and his life is given meaning by his deep love for his family.His devotion to his children glitters. He answers his son’s question “How many days until the end of the world?” by phoning God, after which his son tells a friend, with great pride, that his father has God’s phone number. He playfully goes along with his five-year-old daughter’s request for a new dress, teasing her, until she turns to him and says: “You have a crack in your bum.” Traumatic upbringingThe mood shifts in the second half of the book, where he describes his upbringing in a Scientology home, where his mother subjects him to distress and neglect, dumping him and his sister with his grandmother, who becomes their surrogate but unsuitable mother.His anger is never far from the surface, but still he manages to spend time with his mother at the end of her life, work through his resentment for her, and in the end, love her.“When my mother died my relationship with her was the best it had ever been,” he says. “She got to see my life through my eyes and vice versa. I spent too many years regarding her as a failed mother instead of recognising the fact she was an outstanding human.”It was a healing experience. “I suppose the fact that in the end I went from willing her to live to willing her to die was a testament to me moving to the side of love. She suffered so very much and I wanted it to end.” Clark’s mother died of cancer. Two years to writeClark says it took him around two years to write the book, but that it “tickled my fancy for years and years”. A school drop-out, he says that the only thing he could really do at school was to write.His first serious piece of writing was a eulogy for Jack, the car guard at Dabulamanzi Canoe Club in Greenside, Johannesburg, where Clark went to train for the Dusi Canoe Marathon, a 120km canoe race held in KwaZulu-Natal each year. For years the two of them had had a fraught relationship, which “brought out everything I hated in myself”.All that changed when he brought his children to the dam, and noticed how naturally Jack engaged with them. He started liking Jack, even looking out for him – they developed a close relationship. Several years later Jack, who was raising his grandchildren on his own, died. Clark was distraught, and wrote the eulogy, which was posted on the kayaking email group. This was picked up by the editor of Afrikaans newspaper Rapport, and Clark was asked to write several articles for the newspaper.Random House then approached him, suggesting a book, and the ball started rolling.Clark says he found the book difficult to write, not knowing which way around to start. For instance, he wrote the last page first – “that came very easily”. After that, the challenge was getting the sequence right. Favourable feedbackThe reaction to the book has been “pretty good”, he says. “It feels quite cathartic, and satisfying. I appreciate it when people say it is well written, that means more to me than anything else.”He adds that he didn’t anticipate how many people saw themselves in the book, particularly in their struggles with religion and personal issues. They found it comforting to read about how he had coped with his upheavals.Has being a parent changed him? “I am a lot more tolerant, humble and patient, a better person,” he says.More importantly, he sees himself as a writer now, who wouldn’t go back into formal employment. He has started writing again, although he doesn’t know where it will lead him. It’s more important to be happily married and a devoted parent.last_img read more

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Infidelity and Military Couples: Risks & Effects

first_img[4] Nemeth, J.M., Bonomi, A.E., Lee, M.A., Ludwin, J.M. (2012). Journal of Women’s Health, 21(9), 942-949. This post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. [5] Allen, E.S., Rhoades, G.K., Stanley, S.M., Loew, B., & Markman, H.J. (2012). The effects of marriage education for army couples with a history of infidelity. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(1), 26-35. References[1] Baucom, D., Snyder, D. K., & Gordon, K. (2009). Helping Couples Get Past the Affair. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. By Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT[Flickr, The First Couple- Moments of Togetherness by U.S. Embassy New Delhi, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Infidelity is a common problem faced by many couples and is one of the leading causes of divorce [1]. Research shows: “…21% of men and 11% of women will engage in sexual infidelity during their lifetime” [1].  Contexts surrounding  infidelity can vary greatly.  However, consequences to the relationship once infidelity is disclosed tends to be devastating and disruptive.Are Military Couples At-risk?Military couples can be particularly vulnerable to infidelity because of the types of stressors experienced in these relationships [2].  For instance, prolonged separation due to deployment, high incidences of stress-related mental health problems, and a high prevalence of couples who marry young are a few of the reasons that military couples are particularly at-risk for infidelity.How Can Infidelity Impact Your Well-being?[Flickr, Broken air by Angelo Amboldi, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Infidelity is known to connect to a broad range of adverse emotional and behavioral issues [3]. People who have learned that their partner is having an affair are at increased risk for having depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Especially in times of marital separation and divorce, people who have taken part in an affair are at great risk for depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety. Domestic violence is also a problem that co-occurs with infidelity and can be exacerbated upon disclosure or discovery of the affair(s) [4].What Are Treatment Options for Couples? Military couples can utilize therapy to assist with navigating their way through problems associated with infidelity. Issues surrounding trust, trauma, and forgiveness can assist in repairing the damage that infidelity often causes to a relationship. Furthermore, it can be helpful for couples to consider family therapy when children are involved because they may absorb and react to some of the negative effects infidelity can bring to family life. Marriage education programs offered for military couples can be beneficial by increasing communication skills in couples with a history of infidelity. However, research indicates these programs may not effectively address marital satisfaction [5]. Stay tuned for our upcoming post exploring an evidence-based couples’ treatment approach specifically tailored to military couples struggling with infidelity. [3] Gordon, K.C., Baucom, D.H., & Snyder, D.K. (2004). An integrative intervention for promoting recovery from extramarital affairs. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30(2), 213-231. [2] Snyder, D.K., Gasbarrini, M.F., Doss, B.D., & Scheider, D.M. (2011). Intervening with military couples struggling with issues of sexual infidelity. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 41, 201-208.last_img read more

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SEA Games: PH duo settle for silver in men’s tennis

first_imgRead Next “It’s too bad, they got ahead in the tiebreak and we couldn’t shake it,” said Alcantara, the 2009 Australian Open juniors doubles champ.The Thais zoomed to 4-0 in the super tiebreak. The Philippines tried to catch up with some power baseline drives but there was no stopping the Thai twins, who have now won four men’s doubles titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“At this level there’s no easy points. We had to be solid in serves and returns. It was very close which was already good at this level,” added Alcantara.Anna Clarice Patrimonio, meanwhile, hopes to end the country’s gold medal drought in women’s singles when she takes on Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand in the finals Saturday. The 23-year old Patrimonio is looking to become the first FIlipino SEA Games singles champ since Maricris Fernandez in 1999.“I will do everything that I can to win, said Patrimonio, who is the daughter of former PBA four-time MVP Alvin Patrimonio.Clarice defeated fourth-seed Ka Andrea Daray of Cambodia, 6-0, 6-3, in the semifinal round to advance to her first gold-medal match in her career.Kumkhum, the No. 1 ranked, defeated Tan Li Yan Stefani of Singapore, 6-0, 6-0, in the other semifinals. The Thai has career-best ranking of 85th in the world in singles and won gold in doubles in 2014 Incheon Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lyceum completes first round sweep with Mapua rout SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief KUALA LUMPU—Francis Casey Alcantara and Ruben Gonzales dropped a tough three-set decision to the defending champions from Thailand to settle for silver in the Southeast Asian Games tennis men’s doubles Friday.The Filipino pair took the fight to twins Sonchai and Sanchai Ratiwatana before yielding a 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 decision in the final at Jalan Duta Tennis Complex.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gameslast_img read more

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In runup to Christmas online sales continue to be strong

first_imgNEW YORK — In the run-up to Christmas, online shopping continues to be strong.Online sales are up nearly 18 per cent to $110.6 billion from Nov. 1 through Wednesday, compared to the year-ago period, says Adobe Analytics, which tracks online spending.Adobe expects the service allowing online shoppers to pick up at physical stores to be robust on Saturday as shoppers look for other alternatives to avoid long lines. The Saturday before Christmas is considered the second busiest day for store traffic after Black Friday, according to ShopperTrak, a technology firm. For the season to date, the buy online-pick up service is up 47 per cent compared to the year ago-period, Adobe says.Adobe predicts online sales for the two-month period will reach at least $126 billion, surpassing its original forecast of $124.1 billion.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Dawson Creek RCMP looking for suspect after 7Eleven robbery

first_imgWhen the clerk didn’t give the cash, the man then displayed a can of bear spray and discharged it at the clerk.The man then took cash from the register and ran from the store. He possibly got into a pickup truck and was last seen travelling south on 8th St.The Dawson Creek RCMP are requesting any persons that may have any information on this incident to call their office at 250-784-3700. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are looking for a suspect after bear spray was used during a robbery at the 7-Eleven on 8th street.On Thursday, April 19, the Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at 7-Eleven in the community.The Dawson Creek RCMP were notified that an unknown male, wearing a grey hoodie and blue face mask, entered the 7-Eleven convenience store and demanded cash from the clerk.last_img read more

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Nominations open today for upcoming municipal election

first_imgLast month, Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman and Dawson Creek mayor Dale Bumstead both confirmed that they would be running for re-election again this year.Nomination papers for the City of Fort St. John can be downloaded at www.fortstjohn.ca/municipal-elections or can be picked up at City Hall.  For residents who wish to run as a director in the Regional District, nomination papers can be picked up at the Regional District offices in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Chetwynd.The deadline to officially register as a candidate is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14th. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The nomination period for the upcoming municipal elections in B.C. has officially begun.The nomination period started this morning at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. on September 14th.As of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday only incumbent Lori Ackerman had submitted her nomination package in the mayoral race. Ackerman was re-elected mayor by acclamation during the last municipal election in 2014, winning the mayor’s chair during the 2011 election by 60 votes over Don Irwin.Three candidates had so far declared themselves to be running as councillors in Fort St. John as of 2:00 p.m.: incumbents Larry Evans and Gord Klassen.Evans finished third in 2014’s election with 1,181 votes and 57 percent of votes cast while Klassen finished fifth with 1,016 votes, or 49 percent.Becky Grimsrud has also submitted nomination papers for this year’s election, her third attempt at running for a seat on City Council.Grimsrud lost her bid for City Council in 2014 when she received 662 votes. In last year’s by-election to fill the seat vacated by Peace River North MLA Dan Davies, Grimsrud finished second to Lilia Hansen with 242 votes to Hansen’s 256.The City released nomination packages for the October 20th election at the end of July but was not able to officially accept packages until this morning.last_img read more

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