NSU President Maggio named to NCAA task force on mental health concerns

first_imgAn outcome of the NCAA Mental Health Task Force and a practical extension of the NCAA publication “Mind, Body and Sport: Understanding and Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness,” the Mental Health Best Practices was developed and endorsed by 25 of the most prominent medical, higher education and sports medicine organizations in the nation and designed to offer resource-independent recommendations for member schools to support and promote student-athlete mental health in partnership with campus stakeholders. More information is available at ncaa.org/sport-science-institute. Last year, the NCAA Sport Science Institute and leading mental health organizations across the country developed a seminal publication in support of college athlete mental health and wellness, “Inter-Association Consensus Document: Best Practices for Understanding and Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness (Mental Health Best Practices).” Maggio, who is a former NSU student-athlete and coach, will attend meetings in Indianapolis Thursday and Friday sponsored by the NCAA Sport Science Institute. The task force will identify strategies to support the implementation of the Mental Health Best Practices document released by the NCAA Sport Science Institute in January 2016. center_img “Objectives of the meeting are to identify strategies to operationalize existing best practices, identify existing education tools and models of care and identify emerging issues not already addressed with the inclusion of minority health interests and a broader range of campus stake holders,” Maggio said. “The opportunity to serve on this panel provides opportunities for positive, meaningful input on these important issues from Northwestern and the Southland Conference.” NATCHITOCHES, La. – Northwestern State President Dr. Chris Maggio has been invited to serve on the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Advance Mental Health Best Practices Strategies task force.last_img read more

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“Pep came to ask me how I trained Bielsa and how I dealt with the players”

first_imgThe Basque says that both technicians had a great admiration for each other and that the duel between Barça and Athletic with them on the benches is the most beautiful encounter he has witnessed: “I still remember a game. It was an Athletic Bilbao – Barcelona in San Mamés, at night. It was raining and they faced Bielsa against Pep. Tactically it was amazing, it was the most beautiful football game I’ve ever seen in my life.”Finally, he explained that he learned a lot from Bielsa both sports and personal, recognizing that he is a coach that really makes a difference: “The way he trains, the speeches … is unique. He is a coach who takes you to the limit physically. He simply knows how to squeeze everything from you because it takes you to a higher level. I not only learned a lot from him in the sport. I also grew up personally. Sometimes his speeches lasted an hour without saying a word about football. He simply talked about life. “ The player talked about his stage at Bayern Munich with Pep Guardiola (currently in the Manchester City), which was precisely very interested in the working methods of the Argentine, as stated Goal: “When I was training with Pep, he came to me again and again to ask me about my stage with Bielsea. I wanted to know how he trained and how he dealt with the players. The respect was mutual because Pep admires Bielsa and Bielsa admires Pep.” Javi Martínez is not going through his best moment at Bayern Munich. There is a lot of competition both in the center of the field and in defense and its performance has been affected, so the German club does not seem to be clear about renewing its contract, which expires in 2021. There are rumors that it could return to Athletic Bilbao, club in which it was directed, among many others, by Marcelo Bielsa, now in the Leeds. Bundesliga* Data updated as of February 14, 2020 8last_img read more

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‘Liberians Proud of 13 Yrs. of Peace’

first_imgLiberia’s first post-conflict democratically elected President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told a multi-stakeholder forum on sustaining peace through transition in Liberia that her countrymen and women are proud of the 13 years of consecutive peace and stability that they have enjoyed so far. “Their hopes lie in a peaceful nation that will be able to improve on the opportunities that they will enjoy. We are proud of this peace and want to ensure that it is sustained,” the President said yesterday, Thursday, October 20, when she delivered a special statement during the one-day multi-stakeholders forum on sustaining peace in Liberia, which was held at the Monrovia City Hall.Admitting that the nation faces difficult economic times, the Liberian leader said the meeting aimed to examine how Liberia can address issues that might tend to take away from the progress made so far and the progress that the nation continually wants to keep making in peacebuilding.“There is no question about it,” she told the gathering. “Our economy is being stressed, following three shocks. The shock of the tenacious disease that we faced, thanks to all of you and to the diligence of our citizens, we were able to resolve it in an unanticipated shorter period of time; the shock of decline in the global prices in our major exports; and it should not have been a shock, but it is a shock of UNMIL’s transition for the unanticipated, accelerated pace of the transition.”The President further stated that being able to combat the above shocks is the agenda her administration now has and those who are with her in examining and realizing the challenges know that she’s is making great efforts to ensure that the government maintains its full participation in the UNMIL transition.“So far we are pleased that working with the [UNMIL] SRSG and his team here, working with the supporters in New York, through the Liberia Configuration as well as the Peacebuilding Commission, we have been able to keep on course with the drawdown and the anticipation that we are going to continue with this transition and have it successfully because there is a good reason to say ‘Liberia is proud in coming of age, in assuming its own security responsibility,’” the President added.She stressed that although it is a challenge for her administration, “it is something that we must do for our own national integrity and our own national ownership.”Pres. Sirleaf assured her Liberian and international guests, including representatives of foreign missions accredited near Monrovia, that Liberia will maintain in addressing her challenges.“This government’s commitment to peace and sustainability is very sound and very solid.”Making opening remarks earlier, Ms. Gwendolyn S. Myers, Executive Director, Messengers of Peace-Liberia, told the audience that the condition of the Liberian youth, with regards to empowerment and employment, indicates negative societal perceptions in some quarters about the potential for high-risk youths to cause instability.“As to be expected, there are residual tensions from the 14 years of war with emerging structures both at national and local levels connected to former warring factions, like the national veterans. There is lack of basic social services, education, health security, lack of communication and inactive participation of young people, low family values or moral values and a weak private sector,” she stated.Ms. Myers, who represented the youth on the high table, where President Sirleaf and Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara were seated, informed everyone that while there is a proliferation of youth groups across the country with very limited resources, there is no coherent approach to tapping into this valuable resource as there is lack of coordination of programs by the government and its partners. The forum was organized by the Liberian government in collaboration with the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (UNPBC).Making his closing statement, Mr. Olof Sloog, Vice-Chair, UN Peacebuilding Commission, applauded the Liberian government, including the President and her Cabinet, for “spending almost their entire day listening and engaging in dialogue with civil society actors.”According to him, this doesn’t happen in every country around the world – which shows the commitment of the government and people toward maintaining the peace and sustainability. “Every interaction across the floor has come with comments and showing the way forward; again this doesn’t happen in every country,” he stressed.He urged the civil society to continue to constructively engage the government, adding: “Be bold, be peaceful, but be constructive.”Speaking earlier, UNMIL SRSG Farid Zarif called on the participants to take and turn all that had been discussed into an action plan for implementation. “There is so much potential in this country: a lot fertile land; plenty of water; able-bodied smart men and women. Put together, that is all we need to bring about the difference to change the quality of life in this country.”Also speaking, Liberia’s Peace Ambassador, Rev. William R. Tolbert III, among other points, stated that as it relates to agriculture, there is a need for liberalization. “The policy needs to be revisited as it is very hard for Liberians to go to the bank and get a loan than for foreigners. Why is it so?”The Peace Ambassador also spoke about rural to urban migration, which, he said is taking place and that in order to make and keep the peace, government needs to look at revitalizing the economy in communities, especially in former major concession areas like Bong Mines inBong Co; LAMCO in Yekepa, Nimba County; and Liberia Mining Co. in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.For her part, Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara, who climaxed the day-long forum, called on every stakeholder to embrace the dialogue and work collectively with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which is responsible for maintaining internal peace. “We have come to the end of a very candid and inspiring exchange of views both at the technical and higher levels of government on the all-important issue of sustaining the peace during and after the withdrawal of UNMIL,” the Minister stated, as she thanked everyone for their participation and the “wonderful ideas that you have shared today.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fabinho linked with early exit as Juventus join AC Milan in showing interest

first_img LATEST Latest Transfer News Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND Juventus are the latest Serie A club to express an interest in Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Fabinho.The 25-year-old only moved to Anfield in the summer from Monaco as part of a deal that could eventually be worth more than £40million. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 REVEALED The Italian champions have previously eyed Fabinho and are keeping a close eye on his situation at Anfield.He is reportedly happy to fight for his place at Liverpool at the moment, but that could change if Juve firm up their interest and he continues to sit on the sidelines. LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets center_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer However, he has yet to nail down a spot in the first team since then and it has led to rumours that he could be set for an early exit.AC Milan have shown an interest in the Brazilian and are willing to take him on loan in January if Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would agree to it.But, according to Sport Mediaset, they will have to fight off competition from Juventus to sign the Brazil international if he does become available. moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Fabinho has struggled to cement his place in the Liverpool first team so far last_img read more

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MASS FOR THOSE BEREAVED BY SUICIDE ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA MULTI-DENOMINATIONAL Service of remembrance for families and friends bereaved by suicide will take place in Stranorlar on Sunday week, September 29.This service, which has not been held in a recent years, is again being organised by a local woman, Angela Crawford, who lost her daughter to suicide.A large turn-out is expected at the service. The service takes place in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, at 7pm and everyone is welcome. MASS FOR THOSE BEREAVED BY SUICIDE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: September 18th, 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:serviceSUICIDElast_img read more

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Retiring school chief looks back

first_imgCASTAIC – Glancing out her office window, Superintendent Beverly Silsbee thinks about the changes she’s seen over time in education. The scene has greatly evolved in the 27 years that she’s worked for the Castaic Union School District. It’s evolved not only inside the classroom, where a diverse student population now sits among computer keyboards and gleaming monitors, but outside as well, in the town of Castaic. The place, once a mere truck-stop town off Interstate 5 where migrant workers filled the fields, has blossomed through the years with houses, young families and their children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The relationship between the two has shaped the kindergarten through eighth-grade school district into what it is today. And Silsbee has been along for the ride all the while, from teacher to principal to superintendent. But the ride is coming to an end for the 58-year-old, who has seen the district evolve from 350 to 3,500 students. In June, she will retire. “I heard Castaic was a sleepy little town,” she said. “But as soon as I came on, it’s been very fast and furious.” When she first came on board at Castaic Elementary School, she was one of three teachers leading instruction in all subjects before sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Five years later, she was spending her days teaching and overseeing state and federal projects for the district. During that time, she wrote many grants. The experience taught the teacher about the district and its role with special programs, such as bilingual education. Later she was promoted to assistant principal and then principal. In 2000, she stepped in as deputy superintendent while the district did a search for a new superintendent. In the end, Silsbee got the job. She’s held the title for five years. Looking back on the years that she’s spent in education, Silsbee said the quality of instruction has improved. Standard-based instruction from the state has brought more consistency to classrooms. Teachers are better prepared, have more meetings and are more collaborative. “When I started, teachers did what they did behind closed doors and didn’t necessarily do what their neighbors did,” Silsbee said. Also when she started, technology was as advanced as a ditto machine. But now teachers and students have computers and do research on the Internet. Public education, over time, has also become more closely scrutinized by politicians and others. The field is constantly bombarded with new ideas, especially societal concerns, from health to physical fitness to obesity. Silsbee said all of those issues have their place in public education but at the same time, they can’t all fall on the responsibility of schools, because it starts to rob classrooms from time spent doing multiplication tables and reading. As she looks to the future, Silsbee said she sees three big factors that will most affect the district – school funding, No Child Left Behind and growth in the Santa Clarita Valley. All are challenges, and all are out of the district’s control. But they are issues that the district must continue to address and manage, she said. The district should also focus on the valley’s changing demographics. There have been problems with diversity at some of the district’s schools, Silsbee said, adding that it’s also a societal issue. She said classrooms need to continue welcoming diversity and differences. “Violence and media are all reflected in our schools and are issues we need to address,” she said. “Health and obesity, those are challenges for the future.” Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want 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

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MAN AVOIDS LOSING LICENSE AFTER FISH-TAILING INCIDENT

first_imgA young Donegal man has avoided losing his driver’s license despite undertaking dangerous driving manoeuvers in icy conditions.  Christopher McGarrigle, 22 with an address at 10 Radharc Na Mara, Falcarragh was charged with dangerous driving on December 28th last.Gardaí observed Mr McGarrigle ‘fish-tailing’ twice during what was described in court as very icy road conditions at the time. Gardaí were forced to pull the driver of the Lexus car over and speak to him.Gardaí observed that Mr McGarrigle was carrying two passengers on-board, and subsequently charged him for undertaking such dangerous driving manoeuvers.Frank Dorrian, who was acting on behalf of the defendant, said his client was a person with excellent character, and that he had no previous convictions.Frank Dorrian said, “He’s a person with excellent character and has no previous convictions.“He’s currently working in London, and has been in steady employment since he was 17 and he’s 22 now.“He’s a hardworking young man who wants to put this incident behind him and deeply regrets his driving.“He assures me he will not drive like that again and has learned a valuable lesson.When addressed by Judge Paul Kelly the defendant expressed his remorse for the incident.Mr McGarrigle said, “I’m very sorry for what I done, I really regret it now and I won’t do it again.Judge Kelly then responded by saying, “You could’ve regretted it more if you had caused a serious accident.Judge Kelly said he wouldn’t disqualify Mr McGarrigle from driving but fined him €300 and gave him three months to pay it.MAN AVOIDS LOSING LICENSE AFTER FISH-TAILING INCIDENT was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:courtsnewslast_img read more

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CIARAN WHELAN BACKS MAYO TO WIN – WELL A DUB WOULD!

first_imgDublin legend Ciaran Whelan feels there is probably more pressure Mayo to a certain degree and that this evening’s clash against Donegal is “the first big acid test” for joint-managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly.Donegal fans will travel in large numbers to Croker.“Have Mayo learned from the mistakes of the past? We all know they’ll beat most teams by playing an attacking style of football and pressing high up the pitch. Yet, they leave space at the back and that makes them vulnerable and Donegal will only relish that.“Mayo should take note at the way Donegal hit Dublin with sucker punches last year (All-Ireland semi-final] and then look at how Kerry, on the other hand, held their defensive shape and made life difficult for Donegal in the All-Ireland final. Michael Murphy and Aidan O’Shea will be central to the outcome of this quarter-final, with Whelan claiming that “Mayo don’t have anyone in their back six that is capable of marking Michael Murphy,” before adding that “the plan they come up to cope with his strength will have to be a good one”.On O’Shea’s deployment at full-forward, Whelan said: “He is going to attract a lot of attention from Donegal and that might free up a bit of space for the Mayo half-forward line to punch holes and pick off a few scores.”Midfield, not surprisingly, will also be key as the Sunday Game pundit offers his verdict.“Donegal tend to win games on the back of midfield dominance. Seamus O’Shea and Tom Parsons are a good pairing for Mayo there and if they can cut off the threat from Paul Durcan’s kickouts, then that could go some Way in Mayo getting the victory.“If they can keep a few of Donegal’s bigger players quiet I think they’ve got the quality in their ranks to get over the line. I’m going to go for Mayo and trust that they’ll get the balance right in their game plan especially in keeping it tight at the back.”CIARAN WHELAN BACKS MAYO TO WIN – WELL A DUB WOULD! was last modified: August 8th, 2015 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:Ciaran Whelandonegaldublinlast_img read more

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Rajiv in as Pearl of Africa rally kicks off in Kayunga

first_imgRajiv is fresh from winning the Kayunga Autocross. (PHOTO/Courtesy)KAYUNGA – Budding rally champion Rajiv Rupareria joins a host of other drivers as the Pearl of Africa Rally 2019 5th Round kicks off in Busiika, Kayunga on Friday.The two-day championship has attracted over 50 drivers from the region, chief organiser Mr. Dusman Okee told PML Daily.“This will be the fifth round of Africa Rally Championship (ARC) as well as the fourth round of the National Rally Championship (NRC),” Mr. Okee, the President of The Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda, said.New entrant Rajiv Ruparelia, is an add on to the already exciting menu with seniors like Arthur Blick, Leon Ssenyange and Ronald Ssebuguzi as well as foreign drivers making the event.Dusman Okee, says that as Uganda hosts the rally, it will give the country more mileage.“The event has given us more mileage as a hosting nation,” he saidA statement from Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team says that Rajiv, who is participating under his “Double Trouble” team has confirmed his participation in the Pearl of Africa rally competition after taking on former champions Posiano Rwakataka and Ronald Ssebuguzi in the recent Kayunga Autocross where he emerged victorious.“We are ready. We will be racing in the Peal of Africa Rally. This will be an immersive experience, we can’t wait,” he said.The Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally (POAUR) 2019 will be the 5th Round of the Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA) Africa Rally Championship.The total length of the rally will be approximately 476 Kms. It will be run on gravel roads in the private sugar cane plantations 90 Kms east of Kampala, around the town of Kayunga and Busiika.Comments Tags: Arthur blickleon ssenyangePearl of Africa Rally 2019Rajiv RupareriaRonald Ssebuguzitoplast_img read more

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