Thompson reigns! Sprinter wins first Sportswoman of the Year award

first_imgAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor – Sports Rio 2016 standout Elaine Thompson was confirmed as Jamaica’s best female sports star in the past year after winning her first RJR Sports Foundation National Sportswoman of the Year award at the Jamaica Pegasus. Thompson won gold in the 100m and 200m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games before helping Jamaica to a silver medal in the 4x100m relay. She also won the 100m Diamond Race in the IAAF Diamond League series and earlier claimed bronze in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships in what was a dominant year on the track. Swimming star Alia Atkinson, who also had a strong year after breaking the 50m short course breaststroke world record after equalling the 100m mark, also won three medals at the World Swimming Championships and was a 100m breaststroke finalist at the Olympic Games. “It is indeed an honour to stand here and accept this award. Last year was amazing, it was a blast to capture the 100m and 200m in Rio Brazil and to be the first woman in 28 years to do so much is overwhelming,” said Thompson.last_img read more

Panel debates military recruiter approaches

first_imgNot every parent knows that a child’s name, address and home telephone number must by law be made available to recruiters unless they sign a form opting out, or that every public school using federal funds must allow recruiters access to students on campus, said Kathleen Duba, deputy superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District. The opt-out forms are always available, including online, she said. Much of the discussion, some prompted by questions from the audience of about 35, was on recruiters’ tactics – promises of foreign travel and money for education – the amount of access they are allowed without parental knowledge or consent, and perceptions that poor or minority students are disproportionately targeted. “High school is the wrong place. … The educational system should not be complicit \ enticing vulnerable minors” into the military, Inouye said. “They don’t explain it’s not like any other job, that if you want to, you can’t get out.” Sam Johnson, director of the JROTC and a 30-year veteran, said not everyone in the group goes on to a military career, but everyone learns valuable lessons in leadership and self-reliance. Lee Anthony said his son, a Marine officer serving in Iraq, was courted by recruiters in high school but joined up after college. His advice to parents is to “get all the information you can possibly get … have an open forum with family, be wary of promises, have them clarify, have a plan, have a goal, and don’t go into it blind.” PASADENA – Efforts to sign up young military volunteers in a time of war has increasingly put a spotlight on the presence of recruiters on public school campuses and the role of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in filling the ranks. A wide-ranging panel discussion on “Military Recruitment: What Families Need to Know” was held Saturday at Pasadena City College, featuring viewpoints from across the spectrum – from Marine, Army and Navy recruiters to the founder of Coalition Against Militarism in Schools. Arlene Inouye’s CAMS organization recently succeeded in halting the JROTC program at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles. “I really agree with both sides,” Shirley Bernstine, whose son was recruited into the Navy from college, said afterward. “I’m not against the military, but we do have to have protections for our children – and every child is our child. There was a lot of information given meaningful to all sides.” Foster children may be particularly drawn to military service, said Theresa Reed, a former foster child and JROTC member who decided against a military career as a way of paying for college. “Yes, I was grateful for that option, but \ may need to go outside to get unbiased information,” Reed said. Duba said families must talk about options “long before military recruiters approach” as they would with anything that affects their children. The panel discussion will be broadcast in four segments on PCAC Channel 56, starting 10 a.m. March 6, on organizer Shirlee Smith’s “Talk About Parenting” program. janette.williams@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Be the best version of you with Errigal Facial Aesthetics

first_imgIt was once famously said that beauty is the best possible version of yourself, and that the best project you will ever work on is you! The team at Errigal Facial Aesthetics believe this, and they also know while ageing is a fact of life, looking your age is most definitely not, and that it is natural and not vanity to feel that you have the right to be beautiful. They believe that you can dream as though you will live forever, but that you should also be able to take your youthful face into an ageless tomorrow, and look forever young.19Errigal Facial Aesthetics will help you to soften expression lines and restore facial volume to restore your youthful appearance. Because they work subtly with your individualised facial features, everyone will notice your instantly transforming age reversal, but nobody will know how. So, what’s age got to do with it? If you want to be grey and gorgeous, turn back time without surgery, and look and feel beautiful always, then feel free to contact them for a bespoke assessment of your requirements.Using Botox, and a skilful manipulation of facial muscles, they can help you to boost eyebrows, release frown lines, erase worry lines, uplift corners of the mouth, soften smokers’ lines, and even give your neck a subtle rejuvenation.We also use fillers to boost skin volume to fill out cheeks, restore your aesthetic facial curves, and enhance the feel and appearance of your smile. Errigal Facial aesthetics understand the anatomy and symmetry involved in the creation of the beautiful face, they believe that their skilled practitioners will help you achieve the most perfect version of you while preserving your freedom of expression.If you want to treat the skin you are in this Christmas, then they would love to meet you to discuss your unique requirements.In addition to aesthetic enhancements they also use Botox for the treatment of excessive arm and hand sweating, teeth grinding, migraine and muscle spasms.Contact Errigal Facial Aesthetics atwww.facebook.comTelephone 0852830837 www.errigaldental.com/facial-aestheticsBe the best version of you with Errigal Facial Aesthetics was last modified: December 16th, 2016 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)Tags:cosmeticsErrigal Facial Aestheticsletterkennylast_img read more

LYIT FRESHER’S WEEK ‘WRISTBAND CAMPAIGN’ ABOUT CHARITY

first_imgFreshers Week at Letterkenny Institute of Technology begins next Monday 23 September, 2013 until Friday 28 September with a host of on-campus and off-campus activities planned during this week.The main focus of this year’s Freshers Week is charity and giving back. The Student Union have selected the St Vincent de Paul Society as their charity to support this Freshers week.It is hoped that the Student Union wristband campaign will raise €3,000 for the local St Vincent de Paul Society. The wristband campaign will see students avail of an array of discounts throughout Letterkenny shops and clubs.From ‘Joe the Butchers’ to ‘Domino’s pizza’ and free entry into three local nightclubs, this campaign will see students availing of reduced and discounted prices, for products and services in the Letterkenny area.Student Union President, Brian McElwaine has said that the driving force behind this initiative is to say thank you to the St Vincent de Paul Society for the help provided by the charity to struggling students last year. He added that, as a result of SUSI grant delays, many LYIT students faced unnecessary hardship and the situation would have been much worse had it not been for the intervention of the St Vincent de Paul Society . This campaign is about Letterkenny IT Student Union giving back to the local charity.Students interested in purchasing a wristband can do so by contacting the Student Union office, but with a limited supply of 300 wristbands, you’ll have to be fast to get yours! Wristbands are available at a cost of €10 each. LYIT FRESHER’S WEEK ‘WRISTBAND CAMPAIGN’ ABOUT CHARITY was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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) Tags:charityFRESHERS WEEKLYITstudentslast_img read more