Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian is the pilot of Jamaica’s two-member female bobsled team, and is looking to make history by becoming one of Jamaica’s first-ever women to compete in the Winter Games at the 2018 instalment in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She previously drove for the United States and, in her time there, she obtained a silver medal while competing with former American sprinter Lolo Jones. Fenlator-Victorian then switched allegiance to Jamaica in 2015. She was able to do this because, although she has a mother of German, Polish and Latvian roots, her father hails from Cave in Westmoreland. She spent some time talking to One-On-One about her background in the sport and her goals heading into the 2018 Games. RACHID PARCHMENT: You started out your athletic career as a shot putter. What led to the switch to bobsledding? JAZMINE FENLATOR-VICTORIAN: Yeah, I actually started in track and field. I was recruited to college as a multi-eventer and ended my career as a shot put/discus/hammer thrower. What led me to bobsled was that my college coach actually recommended it to me, ending my senior year right before I was trying to qualify for NCAA Championships. He mentioned that my skill sets being strong, explosive and fast for a short distance could translate over, so he actually submitted my athletics rÈsumÈ to the US programme in the spring time of 2007, and by fall, I was invited to a tryout. RP: Why did you switch to Jamaica? JFV: I was approached early in my career by the Jamaican bobsled team because I have dual citizenship, but I was already in an emerging elite programme with the US, so I decided to stay. But I’ve always had the desire to represent both nations as well. I think it’s important for children, – even adults, to know that there’s more opportunities than what you are told that you have, as well as to live outside the box. Also, I think it’s important, not only just for my generation, but for my kids and other people who are dual citizens or of mixed cultures to embrace all of who they are. To represent Jamaica is a dream come true for me. I didn’t know it was an opportunity when I was younger. I love my heritage, where I’m from, who I am because of that, and I think that if I can represent them on the world stage, then that’s a goal I’ve always wanted to do, so I’m super excited that I have this opportunity. RP: Were you apprehensive about coming to represent Jamaica and what was it like when you came here and saw the facilities available to train here? JFV: I didn’t have apprehensions for my decision to transition to Jamaica. I’ve had a very good relationship with the president of the federation [Dudley Stokes] and the athletes over the course of my career and I’ve trained with them, not in Jamaica, but around the world. So I knew the people, the culture, the hard work and the ethics. I also knew about our funding and that it would be different than Team USA’s. When I’ve been to Jamaica and trained, I love it! Warm weather all the time! It’s amazing! Just going back to the simple life, the simple training that makes big gains is a breath of fresh air, rather than worrying about all these details and putting money on expensive equipment just to have the basics. The close-knit group of athletes that I’m with is just amazing. I’m motivated every day by Carrie Russell, my brakeman, my teammates that have been with the programme for years and what they’ve overcome personally and athletically. It pushes me at a different level that I haven’t had in a very long time. It’s exciting and also a learning experience and I can’t wait to keep growing. RP:You mentioned Carrie as a motivator, but she also thinks of you in the same way JFV: She’s a great person and teammate. I’m so lucky to have her join me on this adventure to victory and to make history. RP: Obviously, you’re referring to qualifying for Pyeongchang 2018. How much pressure is there on you to eclipse the first-ever Jamaican team to qualify for a Winter Games in 1988, especially with their legacy somewhat depicted by the movie Cool Runnings? JFV: We’re looking, as the next generation, to kind of make our own mark, develop our own type of phrase, as you call it. Carrie and I say that we’re fire on ice. We’re the new generation, we’re the hottest ‘ting’, and we’re ’bout to light it up on ice. We’re super excited for that opportunity and with performances coming up, hopefully, we can build and build on that phrase, as well as show that the next generation is here. We’re bigger, badder, faster, and building on what our predecessors have already started.
Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was on Thursday greeted by protestors when she turned up to commission the National Ophthalmology Hospital at Port Mourant.Led by head of the Regional Health Committee Zamal Hussain, the protestors are calling for a proper health care system in the region.Residents picket Health Ministers at Port MourantHussain, speaking with the media, explained that they are protesting the deficiency and inefficiency which exist in the health sector, along with mismanagement, corruption and cronyism in the sector.Hussain said the people of Region Six are suffering tremendously.“Diabetic patients’ tablets are being rationed on a monthly basis. Persons who have to get thirty days’ tablets are being given ten days’ tablets,” he said.Hussain blamed both Ministers in the Public Health Ministry, saying that they have been abusing tax payers’ money on extravagant ceremonies and parading in the region.“The health sector is in serious problems as it relates to drugs and medical supplies,” he warned.He said the Ministers, who have the authority to fix the problems which exit in the health sector, have been turning a blind eye to them.With the problems spread across the Region, Hussain suggested that both Ministers do the honourable thing and resign. He also noted that both the Skeldon Hospital and the Regional Health Department are managed by political activists.Being reminded by this publication that under the previous administration the head of the regional health sector was also a political activist, Hussain replied by saying that then it was a political activist who was medically qualified.“This man is not a professional. We have to ensure that we have professional persons to manage the health system. Health is about people’s lives. You cannot give a donkey a mouth organ to blow; he will chew it up, and that is what is happening in the health system in Region Six,” he declared.The political activist said he would continue to advocate on behalf of the people of the Region. Among the issues Hussain said he will be pushing to have resolved are the lack of basic health care, the lack of an adequate supply of X-ray films, and lack of the necessary equipment to do certain tests at hospitals across the Region.Structural deficiencies are also listed along with non-performance of cataract surgeries at the National Ophthalmology Hospital. He also referred to a shortage of doctors at several hospitals and vacancies which have been in existence for more than one year.Asked whether, as head of the Regional Health Committee, he should not be applauding the health sector, since the Minister was in the Region to commission a series of projects, Hussain said he welcomes all of the developments in the region, but the extent of the inefficiency cannot be overshadowed.Projects commissionedMeanwhile, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence had some comforting words for health care providers. She said the Public Health Ministry tries to provide the best health care for all Guyana.At the Port Mourant Hospital, the administrative department and waiting area was re-commissioned; so, too, were three recovery rooms, the Department for Eye Care, the operating theatre and the VCT centre; while the upgraded laboratory was commissioned as well as an upgraded kitchen, new X-ray department, upgraded Pharmacy Department, waiting area and shed, male and female wards and a vehicle parking area.Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, has urged persons to support the public health system. In a few years, she said, there will be a total transformation of the health system.“That is why we changed our mane from the Ministry of Health to the Ministry of Public Health, with the main focus now being on the ‘public’.” She said the Ministry of Public Health is focusing on helping both people and communities.“So we are promoting health, preventing disease, and there is a renewal of primary health care,” Minister Cummings said.
LOS ANGELES – The hits keep coming for Lakers forward Lamar Odom, who underwent an MRI exam Saturday that revealed he suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder in Friday’s loss to Sacramento. Odom is scheduled to see Dr. Lewis Yocum at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic on Monday and the Lakers expect to know more then. If surgery is required, Odom could be sidelined for the rest of the season. A similar injury sidelined him for the final 17 games of the 2004-05 season. He underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder and was just rounding into form when the Lakers began training camp five months later. He was injured when Sacramento’s Brad Miller fouled him with 2:47 remaining in the Kings’ 116-108 victory Friday. It’s been four months, but the Lakers still know all about the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers can see the Suns ahead in the distance, 12 games ahead of them in the Pacific Division standings going into today’s game in Phoenix. Today’s game is the first between the rivals since Oct.31 at Staples Center, when the Lakers won without Kobe Bryant, who was recovering from off-season knee surgery. It’s also the Lakers’ first visit to Phoenix since the Suns eliminated them in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series, capping a rally from a three-games-to-one deficit. Little has changed since then. The Lakers still are the gritty underdogs and capable of raising their game to knock off teams like the Suns. Phoenix still is one of the teams to beat in Western Conference and capable of making better teams than the Lakers look silly with an offense orchestrated by two-time league MVP Steve Nash. “It’s a huge challenge for us, matching up against the No. 1 offensive team in the league,” Bryant said Saturday. “We just have to be ready for it. It’s a nationally televised game (and) it’s important to start off the trip on a high note, and there’s no better place to do it than Phoenix.” firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gary Cahill – 7 – Solid, if uninspiring, at the back. Was rarely under pressure, although was booked after giving away a cheap free-kick at half-way 11 Raheem Sterling – 5 – Struggled to impose himself on the game due to the impressive work of Russian right-back Igor Smolnikov, who consistently blocked Sterling’s attempts to beat him. Looked scared to take on defenders, and compounded his misery with a miss kicked cross when England were breaking Kyle Walker – 8 – A constant attacking threat who linked up well with Dele Alli and Adam Lallana, playing two key passes as England pressed the advantage early on 11 Wayne Rooney – 6 – Controlled possession well in a deeper midfield role, playing some perfect long-range passes. Influence waned in the second half, and was taken off after 77 minutes 11 11 11 11 Danny Rose – 8 – Like Walker, he was a menace from full-back, impressing at both ends of the pitch, although his final ball was often below the required quality 11 11 11 Chris Smalling – 7 – A dominant force in the air, Smalling prevented towering striker Artem Dzyuba ever truly imposing himself upon the game. Also had a good chance to score with a header England failed to capitalise on their dominance in their Euro 2016 opener against Russia, conceding an injury time equaliser to draw 1-1.Despite dominating their opponents for the majority of the game, the Russians held firm, and only conceded from a set piece.Eric Dier curled a free-kick into the far corner to open the scoring, and the Three Lions appeared to be edging towards claiming all three points.However, with just seconds remaining, Vasili Berezutski sent a looping header over Joe Hart which means both teams share the spoils – with Wales top of Group B.Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s ratings for the England team… Eric Dier – 9 – Opened the scoring with an excellent free-kick. The young midfielder patrolled the centre of the park with a maturity beyond his years. Eased the pressure on the defence, and allowed the full-backs to attack high up the pitch Dele Alli – 7 – Created a number of chances for both himself and his teammates, but lacked the cutting edge which was expected of him following a stellar domestic campaign Joe Hart – 6 (Click the right arrow, above, to see the England player ratings) – Was rarely troubled by a poor Russia side, but fulfilled all tasks required of him. Could do nothing about the goal, which looped far over his head 11 Harry Kane – 5 – A frustrating evening for the prolific striker, who was often isolated from his teammates. Wasted on set-piece duty 11 Adam Lallana – 7 – Started brightly in the attack and had two good chances on goal, but faded early in the second half. Combined well with the overlapping Walker on the right wing
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – They like to spend it, but young people don’t know much about how money works. On average, high school seniors answered correctly only 52.4 percent of questions about personal finance and economics, according to a nationwide survey released Wednesday. Still, that was a smidgen better than the 52.3 percent in the previous survey in 2004 and was up from the lowest-ever score of 50.2 percent in 2002. “This indicates that, despite the attention now paid to the lack of financial literacy, the problem is not about to resolve itself anytime soon,” said Lewis Mandell, a professor of finance and managerial economics at the University of Buffalo School of Management who conducted the survey and analyzed its results. The latest survey – the fifth – was released by the Federal Reserve. The surveys, done every two years, were sponsored by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, which wants students to have the skills to be financially competent. In the survey, 55.8 percent said they would have no liability if their credit card was stolen and a thief ran up $1,000 worth of debt. (Liability is limited to $50 after the credit-card issuer is notified.) Only 15.1 percent knew they could be responsible to pay $50. Two years ago, 18.1 percent gave the correct answer. Only 14.2 percent correctly said that stocks likely would offer the higher growth over 18 years of saving for a child’s education. That was down from 17.2 percent who knew the right answer in the 2004 survey. In this year’s survey, 44.8 percent thought a U.S. savings bond – one of the most conservative investments – would offer the highest growth. “Clearly the survey demonstrates the large gap between what students know and learn from life experiences and the need on the part of adults to find the right combination that will make financial literacy meaningful to young adults leaving the safety of high school,” said Laura Levine, executive director of the Jump$tart Coalition. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said financial literacy for both the young and old is a topic of vital importance to the nation’s economic future. “Increasingly, personal financial security requires the ability to understand and navigate the financial marketplace. “For example, buying a home, saving for retirement or for children’s education, or even effectively managing the family budget now requires more financial sophistication then ever before,” Bernanke said. Some other results in the survey: Just 22.7 percent knew income tax may be charged on the interest earned from a savings account at a bank if a person’s income is high enough. Nearly 51 percent said that earnings from savings account interest may not be taxed. In the previous survey, 23.9 percent chose the correct answer. Nearly 38 percent correctly said retirement income paid by a company is called a pension. That’s up from 34.2 percent who answered right in the earlier survey. Still, close to 59 percent in the current survey thought it was called Social Security or a 401(k). Only 28.6 percent knew that a bond issued by one of the 50 states is not protected by the federal government against loss. In the previous survey, 35.3 percent chose the right answer – that such bonds are not federally protected against loss. Seniors from higher-income families scored better than those from lower-income households, Mandell said. For instance, 12th-graders from families with incomes greater than $80,000 a year scored an average of 55.6 percent, while students from families at the lowest rung – less than $20,000 a year – had a score of 48.5 percent. By race, white students scored an average of 55 percent. Blacks and Hispanics scored 44.7 percent and 46.8 percent, respectively. Asians scored an average of 49.4 percent.
L to R – Kevin Mills, Area Director of Nursing, Dr. Cliff Haley, Clinical Director Donegal Mental Health Services, John Hayes, CO, NWA, CHO, Michelle Murray, Tracey Roarty, Self Harm Emergency Department Nurse, John Kelly, ADON DHMS, Anne O’Connor, National Director Mental Health Services and Liam Doherty, Assistant Director of Nursing ED, LGH Photo- Clive WassonThe HSE Donegal Mental Health Service is launching a new self-harm nurse service for Donegal. This new service will be accessible to people who need this professional help from 8am until 8pm seven days per week, in the Emergency Department (ED) in Letterkenny General Hospital.The aim of the new service is to improve the outcomes for people who come to the Emergency Department following a self harm episode. This will be done by: -Improving the assessment and management of people who come to the ED with self harm-Improving access to appropriate treatments and support at times of personal crisis-Reducing rates of repeated self harm-Ensuring rapid and timely linkage to appropriate follow up care -Helping family and carers in trying to support those who present with self harm.Two newly appointed self harm nurse’s Tracey Roarty and Michelle Murray will provide a rapid response (assessment and follow up) to people presenting to the emergency department. They will also work with those who are inpatients in acute hospitals having required medical or surgical treatment as the first intervention for self harm.Tracey stated, “Each patient discharged from the ED following a presentation with self harm will be offered a telephone call within 24hrs from either Michelle or me. We will offer support and discuss their care plan further, and offer a brief follow up, with the aim of helping them to access the relevant services to address their needs. The main focus is to empower individuals to make choices, leading to recovery with a network of support in the community”.John Hayes, Chief Officer for North Western Area, Community Health Organisation said ‘We are delighted that Donegal Mental health clients now have a dedicated self harm nurse working with Letterkenny General Hospital as part of the Donegal Mental Services. This is an important new resource that will help us to provide a swift, reactive service for clients who need support and help.Anne O’Connor, National Director, HSE’s Mental Health services, “I would like to wish Tracey and Michelle well in their roles as dedicated self harm nurses working with Letterkenny General Hospital. This service is part of the HSE’s National Mental Health Clinical programmes designed to improve the way we help people and their families who use our services in Donegal.” NEW SELF HARM NURSE SERVICE LAUNCHED FOR DONEGAL was last modified: February 7th, 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:donegallaunchLetterkenny General HospitalSelf Harm Nurse
(Visited 753 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 There’s a tree connecting Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao: scientific materialism, with Darwin at the root. Take a look at its fruit.Marx and Darwin were friends. Darwinism was the “scientific justification” for Marx’s views, he said. Marxism spawned Leninism (Lenin kept a figurine of a monkey examining a human skull, sitting on a pile of books, including Darwin’s Origin). Leninism gave rise to Stalinism (Stalin became an atheist reading a copy of Darwin’s Origin). Stalin instituted the Great Terror, in which people were rounded up in the middle of the night and shot or sent to brutal work camps and gulags, where many died. Stalinism inspired Mao Zedong, also a Marxist-Leninist and Darwinian. Let’s recap Mao’s idea of progress. In 1958 to 1962, Chairman Mao launched a program to catch up to the West. He called it “The Great Leap Forward.”According to The Independent UK, “Mao’s Great Leap Forward ‘killed 45 million in four years’.” But like Stalin said, “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” The horror of what Mao did must be seen in what it did to individuals. Picture yourself as a Chinese victim of communist oppression during the “Great Leap Forward.” 1958-1962 is recent history, within the memory of many people alive today.Frank Dikötter, a historian in Hong Kong, gained “unprecedented access” to Chinese records that were only opened up four years ago. The crimes against humanity committed by the “greatest mass murderer in history” must never be forgotten.His book, Mao’s Great Famine; The Story of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, reveals that while this is a part of history that has been “quite forgotten” in the official memory of the People’s Republic of China, there was a “staggering degree of violence” that was, remarkably, carefully catalogued in Public Security Bureau reports, which featured among the provincial archives he studied. In them, he found that the members of the rural farming communities were seen by the Party merely as “digits”, or a faceless workforce. For those who committed any acts of disobedience, however minor, the punishments were huge.State retribution for tiny thefts, such as stealing a potato, even by a child, would include being tied up and thrown into a pond; parents were forced to bury their children alive or were doused in excrement and urine, others were set alight, or had a nose or ear cut off. One record shows how a man was branded with hot metal. People were forced to work naked in the middle of winter; 80 per cent of all the villagers in one region of a quarter of a million Chinese were banned from the official canteen because they were too old or ill to be effective workers, so were deliberately starved to death.Dikötter, who teaches history at the University of Hong Kong, has had to publish his findings at some risk.Mr Dikötter, who teaches at the University of Hong Kong, said while it was difficult for any historian in China to write books that are critical of Mao, he felt he could not collude with the “conspiracy of silence” in what the Chinese rural community had suffered in recent history.His next book, The Tragedy of Liberation, will deal with “the bloody advent of communism” in China between 1944 and 1957.As a reminder, Pol Pot’s regime committed similar atrocities twenty years later, rounding up and killing somewhere between 1.5 and 3 million people in Cambodia in 1975 to 1979. The Khmer nationalist was an avowed Marxist-Leninist. His regime’s social experiment treated its victims, rich and poor, young and old, educated and peasant, like faceless digits, hacking many of them to death in the back of the head with hoes, leaving their bodies to rot in “The Killing Fields.”Darwinians: this is the ‘utopia’ your theory produced. Want more of it? Keep pushing Darwin’s secular materialism, and it will come. Any dictator who can see people as “digits” and a faceless workforce for his regime will have no qualms over trying to top Mao’s record for mass murder. It would just be another “statistic.” Let the Darwinians stop complaining about “religious” crimes like The Inquisition or witch burnings falsely done in the name of Christianity, which only affected a comparative few, and at least offered some semblance of due process to protect the accused. Those crimes were contrary to the clear teachings of Jesus (John 17) and the apostles (I Corinthians 13, I John 4). Other Christians condemned these atrocities and tried to stop them. Let the Darwinians face up to the 164 MILLION casualties of scientific materialism in the 20th century alone, the bloodiest era in human history, sometimes called “Darwin’s Century.” Ideas have consequences. Bad ideas have bad consequences. Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:15-20)Some of today’s Darwinians are just as genocidal in their thinking as Mao. Today, they justify it as humans being a kind of plague on the planet. Again, they treat their fellow man not as individuals with rights but as faceless digits, what earlier eugenicists called “useless eaters.” Do not EVER give these kinds of misanthropes political power! J. Beverly Greene shows their thinking in these graphics of Bill Maher and Eric Pianka, an evolutionary zoologist at the University of Texas who advocates killing 90% of the people on the planet with ebola viruses sprayed from airplanes. He would make Mao’s genocide look like a picnic. Were the communist atrocities not enough for these Darwinians?
MONTREAL — Sebastian Vettel was fastest ahead of Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc in final practice for the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton set the quickest time with about 10 minutes remaining in third practice, but the Mercedes driver was then beaten by Leclerc before Vettel went even quicker.Ferrari is looking for its first victory of the season after six races.Chequered flag ? #FP3P1️⃣ #Seb5P2️⃣ #Charles16#essereFerrari ? #CanadianGP pic.twitter.com/7SaxID8SHE— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) June 8, 2019Mercedes has won all of them with four victories for the five-time F1 champion Hamilton and two for teammate Valtteri Bottas.Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has several long straightaways which could advantage Ferrari given its superior straight-line speed.Vettel won here last year from pole position.Hamilton had a rare mishap in second practice Friday when he hit a wall after puncturing his right rear tire.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Share on Facebook Read more Summer transfer window recap – every deal from Europe’s top five leagues Bayern Munich have a cob on. They’re after Leroy Sané and Callum Hudson-Odoi, but nothing’s happening. They need to get a grip. The Rumour Mill wasn’t happening either until 10 minutes ago, due to an almighty rota cock-up. It happens.Leroy Sané and Callum Hudson-Odoi are still not going to Bayern, as things stand. But here’s the Mill! You lucky people!!! In other Tommy Trinder-related news … the internet kids can’t get enough of this … Arsenal still haven’t bought Kiernan Tierney, though they’d like to …. Manchester United don’t fancy packing off Romelu Lukaku on loan to Internazionale, preferring a ££££ deal … but popularity’s Ed Woodward does like the idea of the midfielder Ilay Elmkies of Hoffenheim. However, Manchester City are also in the market for him, so.Tottenham like the Saint-Étienne defender – and Arsenal target – William Saliba, while Crystal Palace are in for Nice winger and subeditor’s dream Allan Saint-Maximin.To be honest, we owe you a click. But this is life. Come back Monday. Enjoy Friday! Transfer window Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share via Email features Rumour Mill Topics Share on Pinterest Reuse this content
Ohio State Quarterback Braxton Miller ShoulderLast week, it was reported that Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller had been “fully cleared” for football activities with no limitations. Miller, who missed all of last season with a torn labrum in his shoulder, has been making very good process with his rehabilitation this offseason. He’s added some muscle and his body looks great. His arm looks pretty good, too. Here’s some footage of the two-time Big Ten MVP throwing the ball a bit this afternoon. It’s not much, but that has got to be something Ohio State fans will love to see.