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DePetris’ infectious energy carries Orange into matchup with local rival

first_imgJackie DePetris was on a mission. She was moving from one teammate to another, asking, ‘Are you coming?’ ‘Are you coming?’ And every one of her teammates nodded with enthusiasm. ‘Yes, I am!’    The senior attack and co-captain was in charge of a talent show for SU athletes later that evening and insisted that her entire team come and support the cause. Right in the midst of the season, it is unlikely that these players wanted to spend their free evening sitting in Goldstein Auditorium and watching athletes flaunt their unusual abilities.But the entire team showed up for their captain.DePetris, one of three captains on No. 10 Syracuse (9-4, 4-1 Big East), will lead her team into Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y., on Wednesday to take on Cornell (4-7, 3-3 Ivy League). Though DePetris is by no means the most explosive player on SU, she was voted to be the lone offensive captain by her teammates in the fall. While her quality play makes her a candidate to receive this honor, her eccentric personality and constant drive are what really make DePetris a special teammate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I mean, she’s a great teammate,’ senior midfielder Christina Dove said. ‘She’s always positive, and I think that’s the main component. She’s always upbeat and trying to get everyone fired up, and I think that’s really important in keeping our team together and keeping everyone in good spirits.’DePetris leads in a way that is consistent with her warm and affable demeanor. Freshman attack Michelle Tumolo said fellow co-captain and junior goalkeeper Liz Hogan is the fieriest of the captains, motivating her team by pumping them up with words of encouragement.But DePetris has her own style.The Radnor, Pa., native maintains her composure and remains calm, assuring the players that they have what it takes to succeed. ‘Jackie (DePetris) is one of the most positive people you’ll ever meet,’ senior defender Eileen Finn said. ‘She perks everyone up and always has your back, no matter what.’Though DePetris has had a very solid career as a member of the Orange, she has seen her ups and downs. Her best season came in her sophomore campaign in 2008. DePetris started 18 of 21 games that season and scored 21 goals. But last season, her role in the team’s offense dramatically lessened. DePetris didn’t start in any game and only had five goals on the season, a significant drop-off from the year prior.In her final season, DePetris is starting again for head coach Gary Gait and is producing like she was when she was an underclassman. In 13 games this season, she has amassed 17 goals and two assists while picking up 10 ground balls. Gait is pleased with DePetris’ return to form from two years ago, but he also acknowledges that it is her dedication off the field that makes her stand out. DePetris usually heads up the numerous community service initiatives in which her team is involved. Above all, DePetris loves having the opportunity to provide guidance to her younger teammates. She understands the importance of making the less-experienced players feel comfortable.‘It’s been really exciting,’ DePetris said. ‘It’s fun because we have a lot of freshmen, which means a lot of new faces. And with that there is a lot of teaching. And they teach me because I’m becoming more of a leader in my own way.’Gait is the first to admit that he is thrilled to have DePetris serving in a leadership position. Not only does he feel that she is an exceptional role model, but he also believes that her ability to communicate with her teammates makes her such a valuable commodity.‘She’s been through it all, from starting to not starting to starting again,’ Gait said. ‘It’s nice to have somebody on the team that you can talk to who has that experience, that has been around, and is outgoing and willing to help. It makes my job a little easier.’[email protected] Published on April 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Dillian Whyte in the clear as UKAD drops doping charge

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch Ruiz-Joshua 2 plus more than 100 fight nights a yearThat came after it was reported the 31-year-old had tested positive for a banned substance before the bout, in a test administered by UKAD.However, Whyte was later added to the undercard for Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia this week, facing Mariusz Wach, live on DAZN.Ahead of Saturday’s fight, UKAD announced the charge against Whyte had been withdrawn and the Briton had been cleared of any wrongdoing.Whyte wrote on Twitter: “For those who believed in me, I won’t forget you. To those who didn’t, I won’t forgive you and I know who you are.”UKAD said a urine sample provided by Whyte on June 20 indicated the presence of two metabolites of a steroid, and the fighter “cooperated fully” with an investigation.The anti-doping body added it would not normally reveal details of an investigation but the public reports of Whyte’s charge meant it would do so on this occasion.For those who believed in me I won’t forget you . To those who didn’t, I won’t forgive you and I know who you are.#bodysnatcher #no1 pic.twitter.com/ncmVXDPHt4— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) December 6, 2019UKAD said the levels of the metabolites found in Whyte’s sample were “extremely low.”Tests either side of the sample in question returned negative results, and UKAD was satisfied the June 20 sample “was not caused by any fault, negligence or wrongdoing on Mr Whyte’s part.” It said: “Given the circumstances, [it] could not have affected the fight between Mr Whyte and Mr Rivas on July 20, 2019.”Whyte provided further evidence that led to the withdrawal of the charge, although he acknowledged in Friday’s statement — released jointly by the fighter and the anti-doping agency — that UKAD “acted in accordance with the UK Anti-Doping rules by issuing the initial charge and in the conduct of its investigation.”The British Boxing Board of Control has been informed of the resolution, the statement said. Dillian Whyte has succeeded in a mission to clear his name after UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) dropped a doping charge against the British heavyweight.Whyte beat Oscar Rivas on points in July but was later provisionally stripped of his WBC interim title and status as mandatory challenger to champion Deontay Wilder by the sanctioning body.last_img read more

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Press release: South Africa in Paris

first_imgA South African retail exhibition at the renowned Le BHV Marais.About 40 South African exhibitors retailing their luxury wares in Paris at the renowned Le BHV Marais. (Image: Le BHV Marais, Instagram)The 14th of June 2017 marks the grand opening of a novel South African exhibition at the illustrious Le BHV Marais in Paris – a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette. The BHV will showcase a South African way of life, the creative energy of the Rainbow Nation and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.In a project championed by Artlogic, This is Cape Town and Le BHV Marais, we will see close to 40 South African exhibitors retailing their luxury wares in Paris from 14th June until the 31st of July 2017.Le BHV Marais lies in the heart of Paris. It is situated within the 4th Borough, which is a historical and cultural hub that attracts more visitors than any other. It is surrounded by some of the most renowned tourist sites of the capital; Notre Dame and the Pompidou Centre. With over 60 000 daily visitors, the store presents an invaluable opportunity of exposing international audiences and buyers to the electric pulse of a South African creative energy that will redefine the art of fine living.For the summer of 2017, the BHV will be adorned with South African’s colours from storefronts through to curated interior displays presenting a new take on refinement and elegance. The department store will house a selection of artisanal South African brands across various design categories namely; fashion, furniture, accessories, beauty, homeware and decor – all in full fusion.A project of this proportion, lead by a prominent international retailer is the first of its kind in Paris.Along with Artlogic, This is Cape Town and Le BHV Marais, other Partners have come on board to pilot this defining trade and export initiative. The South African Exhibition in Paris is proudly supported by Brand South Africa , the Department of Small Business Development , the Department of Arts and Culture, South African Tourism and the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency in South Africa.Taking our brands into a large international retailing environment moves us closer to our audacious goal of ultimately securing permanent supply contracts between the brands and the store, as well as other buyers in Paris. These brands have been nurtured on home soil through the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair and this trade and export opportunity is just one step in the pursuit of getting our high quality South African products, which we so love, into homes and stores all across the globe. This project will craft a progressive narrative around the South African artisanal design market, which is growing and thriving with a new audacity and vigour. – Mandla Sibeko, Director ArtlogicThe main purpose of this first exhibition in Europe is to help and support South African designers in their international development. The European market is not the same as the South African market, therefore my role is to guide designers in understanding this new market that is available to them and accompany them throughout this beautiful journey ~ Julie Hatchuel, Director This is Cape TownEvent OverviewOpening Event: 14 June 2017Open to Public: 14 June 2017Closing: 31st July 2017Location: Le BHV Marais, 52 rue de Rivoli, 75189, PARISCurators: Artlogic, BHV Marais and Julie Hatchuel-Bex.Participating Brands1. A Love Supreme2. Ashanti Design3. Ardmore4. ASH Ceramics5. Ballo6. Bath Body Beard7. Beach Cult8. Butter Jewellery9. Butter Pudding10. Crystal Birch11. Dear Rae12. Evolution13. Granadilla swim14. Handmade by me15. Hamethop16. Henriette Botha17. Klomp Ceramics18. MaXhosa by Laduma19. Lalesso20. Lisa Frazer21. Mamiwata22. Margot Molineux23. Merwe and Salt24. Mevrou & Co25. Mia Melange26. Pichulik27. RialHeim28. Sealand29. Selfi30. Simon & Mary31. Skermunkil32. Thalia Strates33. Thula Sindi34. Umbala35. Vogel36. Vorster37. Wiid Design38. Wild Olive39. Wolf & Maiden40. Wren Design41. Zana42. YswaraProudly Supported by:● Brand South Africa● Department of Small Business Development● Department of Arts and Culture● South African Tourism● Gauteng Growth and Development Agency ( GGDA)Press ContactCassandra [email protected]+27 (0)11 447 38 68For more information, click here.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Meet Me at the Table: Family Mealtimes and the Holidays

first_imgDuring the holidays, schedules are chaotic, with kids being out for school holiday breaks and parents being home from work. These factors can make family mealtimes stressful because they are different from the family’s regularly scheduled routine.Added stress of relatives coming into town for the holidays or having to travel to relatives houses to spend the holidays with them can leave families with not a whole lot of time to stick to their mealtime routines.The stress of having to cook a big family meal can be overwhelming. Focusing on the “why” of fixing the meal over the “how” can put things in perspective.Routines really do have an great impact on family mealtimes and can stress parents and kids out when those routines  are off balanced. Try to mirror holiday mealtimes as closely to normal routines as possible, but still highlighting the importance of the season.Positive mealtimes lead to kids eating more healthier foods!Parental emotions are super important during family mealtimes; positive emotions lead to healthier relationships within the family.Involving kids in meal preparation (grocery shopping, meal planning, and cooking) can lead to a more positive experience for the whole family and can be teaching opportunities on healthy choices and step by step cooking instructions.Involving kids in the process gives them a say in food choices and their own unique preferences; they tend to have healthier diets and stronger preferences for fruits and vegetables.These skills translate once kids grow up and they tend to continue these healthy habits into adulthood.The importance of mealtimes is being together as a family and enjoying each other’s company.These insights on family mealtimes and more come from the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois. They have several podcast episodes available, including one entitled ” Holiday Chaos in the Kitchen: Ease Tension, Improve Health, Enjoy the Holiday.”The Family Resiliency Center also has a series of public service announcements called “Mealtime Minutes.” These videos cover various topics including balancing work and life stress, positive communication at the dinner table, and limiting the effects of excessive screen time and media. Click here to view these helpful videos.If you joined us for our collaborative webinar on The Power of Family Mealtimes in August 2018, then you know just how powerful dining together can be in relation to health and wellbeing. If you missed this webinar, you can view the archived version here.ReferencesMonahan, R., Saltzman, J. & Melcalfe, J.  (2017). Holiday Chaos in The Kitchen: Ease Tension, Improve Health, Enjoy the Holiday. Family Resiliency Center Podcast. Retrieved from:  https://soundcloud.com/user-346411005/holiday-chaos-in-the-kitchen-ease-tension-improve-health-enjoy-the-holidayThis blog was written by members 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. By: Jason M. Jowers, Bari SobelsonPixabay[Christmas Dinner Table by vivienviv0 on December 25, 2014, CC0]The holidays are a busy time filled with obligations galore- including family and food! Why not make the best out of this holiday season by combining the two and reap the many benefits of family mealtimes? You’re probably thinking that this is a lot easier said than done with all of the other items on your “plate” including shopping, office parties, and everything else holiday related. But, it may be easier than you think! Here are some important things to remember about family mealtimes and suggestions from various resources on how to make mealtimes work during the busiest time of the year!last_img read more

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Perasol wants Fighting Maroons to be accountable after latest loss

first_imgUP head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines head coach Bo Perasol is fed up with his team’s struggles. The Fighting Maroons have been on a free-fall since their 3-1 start in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament losing five of their last six matches to drop to 4-6.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 And that was the one thing the Fighting Maroons failed to do.Pasaol punished UP with 32 points, outscoring the whole UP starting five who scored a measly 17 points, on top of 13 rebounds.“Actually, he was our emphasis the past few games, we got lapses in the beginning on what we wanted to do and in fact he was the emphasis of our defense,” said Perasol in Filipino. “But he made those three-point shots so he really had a boost of confidence.” Pasaol made five 3-pointers against UP, and none bigger than the one he drilled that gave UE a 68-58 lead with 2:49 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP “It’s really tiring when you lose and you don’t see any accountability from your players,” said Perasol Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre after losing to University of the East, 73-64.With the loss, the Fighting Maroons fell out of the top four and are now a full game behind the Tamaraws in the standings.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“I wanted them to feel that when you lose a game you have to be accountable, you have to own up to the chances given to you. That’s the point of character building I wanted to share with my players because it’s now always about the wins and the losses.”UP’s game plan focused on slowing down UE’s Alvin Pasaol who has been on a tear the past four games averaging 33 points. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 15 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READlast_img read more

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Foundation Coaching Online Resources Now Available

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to launch our new online resource platform aimed at providing coaches, athletes and referees with tools to assist in the development of all participants of the sport – www.dartfish.tv/touchfootballaustralia. Foundation Coaching Resources is the first ‘collection’ of resources for coaches and athletes that will be released for subscription and to launch the platform – Dartfish.tv . It contains a series of visual skill demonstrations, printable coaching factsheets and associated drills. TFA is pleased to offer the Foundation Coaching Resources at the introductory half price rate of $11 inclusive of GST for the month of July. This would be for an annual subscription to the collection until July 2014.Furthermore we will offer affiliates, schools, or other groups a multiple licence opportunity for $80 for 10 licenses. From August the regular pricing will commence at $22 inclusive of GST for individuals, and $160 inclusive of GST for multiple licences – the multiple licences will be available from Tuesday, 23 July 2013. For more information on how to subscribe, please click on the attached memo. Related Filesfoundation_coaching_resources_-__launch1-pdfRelated LinksCoaching Resourceslast_img read more

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TALENT SPOTLIGHT TONY NAPPO

first_img Facebook Every week, eBOSS Canada will shine the spotlight on an aspiring industry mover & shaker (Actor, Model, Producer, Director, Writer, etc.).    TODAY WE TURN THE TALENT SPOTLIGHT ONTONY NAPPOActorTony has been nominated for Outstanding Performance – Male in the 2018 ACTRA Awardsas Quinn Diaz in Split Seconds (Toronto 48 Hour Film Project)Tony Nappo was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. He went on to study acting in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a theatrical staple in Toronto and has worked in many high profile Hollywood films including Disney’s Zombies, Born to be Blue, Four Brothers, Saw2, Land of the Dead, and Murder at 1600. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement He has appeared in endless independent films including The Go-Getters, This Beautiful City, Beat Down, Stag, You Might As Well Live and The Rainbow Kid. He voices the lead character, Jimmy Falcone, in the hit animated series Fugget About It and has appeared in over a hundred episodes of television including Bad Blood, Baroness Von Sketch, Kim’s Convenience, Murdoch Mysteries, Shoot The Messenger, Remedy, Flashpoint, Killjoys, Rookie Blue, Conviction, Breakout Kings, Saving Hope and Davinci’s Inquest. He has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, two Actra Awards, a Broadway World Award and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards1. What was your journey to becoming an actor? Where did it begin?I think it began as a boy. We were fairly poor and my dad was not in good health so I spent a lot of time escaping through movies and television and, most especially, my imagination. I remember lying in bed and acting out all of these epic stories and just building forts from sofa cushions and cardboard boxes and living out all these fantasies that had nothingo to do with my actual life.2. What project are you most proud of and why?I’m pretty proud of most of what I am doing recently. I just feel like I have come to that point in my life and career where I am challenged more often in terms of content and variety on stage and on film and am able to rise to the challenge. I am always paying attention and learning from my peers and learning new things about myself constantly to bring to my work. I am especially proud of Split Seconds right now because it just became public and because it is a perfect short film,In my mind. It is just crazy to me that this insanely talented group of people could conceive of and execute it within 48 hours.3. What advice do you have for aspiring actors?Do something every single day that will make you a better actor. Read scripts, plays, biographies of actors you admire. See plays and films and get familiar with any shows or projects you’re likely to audition for. Take classes. Write. Anything. Go to the gym if that’s a part of your thing. Just do something. Nobody is waiting around for you to arrive. So when your chances do come, be ready for them.4. What advice can you give aspiring actors for preparing for an audition? (e.g. Do you study with a private coach?)I don’t prepare a lot for auditions, personally. I like to barely even know the lines. That just works for me. It wouldn’t work for everyone. As long as I know what I want to DO with the words, I’m golden. The biggest thing I’d say to newer actors is don’t prepare HOW you want to do it. Because you’ll get stuck in that. Prepare what you are going to do and be ready to do it a hundred different ways. There is no right way or wrong way to do any audition. There is just true and false, as Mamet says. They either believe you or they don’t. And don’t get hung up on the words. They want to see you execute the scene, not memorize the text- it’s not a history test.5. Which acting teacher/coach/school played the biggest role in your career?)A professor named Kathy Smith at the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus, when I was a student there in the late 80s. In my second year, she pulled me into her office one day and asked what I was going to do with my life and I said I wanted to be an English teacher. She told me if I truly committed to studying acting that I would likely be able to make a living at it for the rest of my life. She suggested a school in New York and I auditioned for it, got in, dropped out of University and never looked back. I am always amazed, when I look back, that Kathy changed my entire life’s trajectory with that one single conversation.6. Do you feel it is necessary for performers to promote themselves in order to advance their careers? (e.g. using social media)Unfortunately it is necessary, especially when you’re starting out, as dumb as it is because it has ZERO to do with the work. Though, I admit that I play the game now, too, even though I resisted for years. I joined twitter and Instagram last year and I don’t think it has made any difference at all. I mean, I’ve already been around for almost thirty years now. If industry people don’t know me by now, I’m in big trouble.7. What is the hardest role/character you’ve ever played?Gio in Bad Blood was hard in a way because he mostly observed and didn’t say much. I mean, the director told Gio’s story by covering me a lot and using that coverage which was necessary for those big plot points I was a part of to pay off, in the end. But I couldn’t rely on my usual tricks of add libbing or sneaking in stuff that I knew would make the audience like the guy. There was no room for cheating.8. If you could turn back time and appear in any film made in the past 20 years, which film and character would you choose … and why?I never think that way. There were auditions I blew that I’d like to have over.Or maybe a performance I thought that someone els gave and sucked that i could have done a better job. Buy any film that I have loved in the last 20 years, I wouldn’t touch them. They just inspire me to do better work and hopefully be able to be a part of some film that someone else may be inspired by twenty years from now.9. What would you like to see the Canadian Film/TV industry can do differently in order to grow?I think it needs to promote their actors more and build stars. I think the producer’s fear has always been if you make stars here you have to pay them as stars but if you build them up, I think producers would find that they could generate more revenue than they would cost.10. We all have mentors. These are the people who give us the hope, inspiration, and the drive to keep going. In the industry, who are the people who have been your mentors and why?My mentors have always been the journeymen. The guys like David Fox, who are still doing fringe shows and indie films at 75 years old. The guys who aren’t a quick flash but who are true craftsmen and who you always believe when you see them on stage or screen. The one guy outside of that category -because he is and has been a star since the day I met him – is Nicholas Campbell who took me under his wing when I was about 24 years old and spent a lot of time with me and taught me a lot about the importance of the work and being able to execute it on my own terms. I don’t think I would be the actor I am today or that I would have been able to attack it all with the confidence I did if I hadn’t had the opportunity to drink in all of his experiences and know that an actor of his calibre believed in me. Bad Blood as Marko Brunswick on Rookie Blue Shoot The Messenger Tony Nappo Bad Blood Murdoch Mysteries Kim’s Convenience With Chiwetel Ejiofor in Four Brothers. From the set of Bad Blood with Paul Sorvino and Enrico Colantoni. the set of Bad Blood with Kim Coates and Anthony LaPaglia Killjoys Born to be Blue- with Ethan Hawke and Kate Brown With Lyriq Bent in Shoot The Messenger with Enrico Colantoni in The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship as Cory Lucesse with Wesley Snipes in Murder at 1600 with George Romero on Land of the Dead set. Tony Nappo TONY’S LINKSIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0621176/Instagram: @nappo.tonyTwitter: @realtonynappoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/tony.nappo.39Tony also writes a column called NAPPOHOLICS ANONYMOUSWhich has run weekly in Intermission Magazine for almost two full years.https://www.intermissionmagazine.ca/category/nappoholics-anonymous/REPRESENTED BYRich Caplan – Noble Caplan Abrams – TorontoCoolwaters Productions – CaliforniaIf you would like to be showcased – log-in to eBOSS Canada, post your links, pics, demo and a bio in the News/Talent Showcase section.  The next shout-out could be yours. center_img Advertisement Tony Nappo Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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OSU studentathletes prove blood is thicker than pool water

Ohio State synchronized swimmer Meghan Kinney didn’t think it was serious when she experienced pain in her knee. Doctors told her otherwise. “I had been training on national team in California for six months and I noticed this pain in my knee,” Kinney said. “I was expecting to hear maybe I needed surgery … instead they sat me down and told me they found a tumor.” Osteosarcoma, or cancer of the bone, was causing the knee pain that Kinney had believed to be nothing more than a tear in her meniscus. “I felt like my life was in jeopardy,” Kinney said. Kinney was diagnosed Oct. 5 and left the synchronized swimming team to recover from her chemotherapy treatments and the surgery to remove the tumor in her knee. “It was complete shock. It was one of those moments they always say, ‘You never thought this could happen to you,’ it was exactly like that,” Kinney said. “I just felt right away nothing else mattered.” Doctors removed the tumor from her knee, and followed up with full body scans to make sure there were no other tumors. They did not find any. After the removal, Kinney has no cancer in her body, but is going through extensive chemotherapy to make sure the cancer never comes back. “The only cancerous tumor they found was in my knee,” Kinney said. “I am getting eight more months of chemo to prevent anything in the future, because if it came about in the first place it could come back in a while.” When word got around to other OSU athletes, the rowing team took charge to help raise money for her. The effort became known as Team Meghan and has been a collective effort of multiple teams across campus to raise money for Kinney. “I think it’s just really cool to see the Buckeye family, especially in athletics, just coming together to support one of their fellow Buckeyes,” said Monica Finnigan, a senior synchronized swimmer. “Some people don’t even know Meghan. Nobody on the rowing team knew Meghan before they started this fundraiser.” Those involved in the effort, which has been going on for nearly two months, set the goal to raise $10,000. The money will be used to help Kinney with medical expenses throughout her fight with osteosarcoma. “I want to do this,” said freshman synchronized swimmer Julia Gaylard. “It’s not something that we just needed a few people to do this. I want to help her family and help her because she’s a Buckeye and one of us.” Team Meghan has raised nearly $4,500 for Kinney from selling wristbands, including $1,925 that was raised during the men’s hockey games on Feb. 18 and 19. The wristbands, which are teal and have “Support TeamMeghan.com” written on them, have no set price. Whatever the amount of the donation, the supporter receives a wristband in return. “We can talk about how Buckeyes are there for each other, but it’s happening. It’s so powerful to see. And the other teams have been huge in helping. It’s so meaningful,” said Katherine Greene, a junior synchronized swimmer. “It’s been so incredible to see that.” Kinney’s teammates said she has impacted the team and holds a place in their hearts, and helping to raise money and support her in her fight with cancer was something that they were more than happy to do. “Meghan is so dear to my heart, that I wouldn’t do this for just anybody. The fact that she is such a close friend, I feel very privileged to be able to help her,” Greene said. “I just feel so happy to do this for her. I really feel so blessed.” Other teams involved in Team Meghan, whether through donating money or volunteering time, are fencing, men’s swimming and diving, men’s hockey, men’s track, women’s volleyball and men’s golf. Kinney said she is grateful that so many people, most of whom did not know her before Team Meghan, are willing to help her. “It means the world to me,” Kinney said. “The rowing team started selling these bands, before I knew it the whole team was involved in this fundraising effort for me.” Kinney said the hardest part for her has been not having control in her own life because of the cancer. “I feel like something’s been taken away from me,” she said. Kinney has hopes to return to the pool when she recovers from the surgery, which also included a knee replacement, and her treatment. “Swimming, it’s my passion, it’s my second home, being in the water,” Kinney said. “As soon as I can I’ll be back in the water.” read more

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NHIB problems presented at Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 11, 2016 – Cabinet is trying to get to the bottom of the problems at the National Health Insurance Board.  The Governor, Deputy Governor and Ministers received an up-date on staffing issues at the NHIB and discussed proposals for resolving the situation.There has been industrial action take by staff members who are, in part, asking for the removal of current National Health CEO, Zaneta Burton. Related Items:last_img read more

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Dont let anyone take your niceness for granted

first_imgMy wife and I have no understanding. We are always fighting. I feel I should file divorce but I’m not sure whether it’s the best thing to do. When does one know that its ‘time to move on’?Name withheld, NoidaThe time when your mind and heart both believe it, when you have crossed the threshold of tolerance. When the happy moments are far lesser compared to the tears and pain accumulated. But, do go for counseling with your wife and give an honest effort to fix the marriage before you file divorce. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’My mother is having an affair with one of her colleagues. My father lives out of country. I’m very upset. What should I do?Saritha, JaipurI can try and understand your feelings. But Saritha, life is never the way we plan it, it has its own plans. I suggest, you get busy with your world; there’s not much you can do by getting into this situation. If there’s something too unbearable, confront your mother and have a straight forward conversation. Being transparent usually helps. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMy grandmom lives with us. She’s very partial towards my sister as she is fair and pretty. I’m dark with no looks perhaps. How do I handle this?Tani, AgartalaDon’t lose your heart at all. If I were you, I would have gracefully avoided the partial grandmom. We are beautiful if we have a good nature. Beauty, colour, looks are all temporary factors that never determine the value of the person. Always know – ‘you are beautiful, you are the best’.My husband beats me up and rapes me every night. I’m very scared. I have a 7 year old boy. How do I live with this? Mrs. Singh, New DelhiPlease threaten him with legal consequences the next time he tries being unfair to you! Always keep the number of your local police handy and don’t hesitate to fight it out. This isn’t love, this isn’t marriage! He probably has taken your niceness for granted. Don’t keep shut and keep tolerating forever.I’m 34, single. I have had 3 failed relations. Parents insist I settle with an arranged marriage. I’m confused. I never can imagine getting married to an unknown person.Rajiv, Mumbai.Well, I suggest you go for a marriage where you select the prospect, spend quality time knowing and discovering each other and then tie the knot. ‘Arranged’ doesn’t mean someone else selects for you and you don’t have any say. Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to [email protected]last_img read more