Slack competed with broken elbow

first_imgDoctors last month discovered that Jamaican heptathlete Salcia Slack had been competing with a broken elbow since last April. During the period, she competed at a number of major events including the NCAA Division II Championships and the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.She is, however, breathing a huge sigh of relief since doctors said the injury has healed on its own and she won’t require surgery.Slack, 26, withdrew midway competition in Beijing because of the injury, and an ankle injury that hampered her ability to be competitive.Then just last month, doctors examining her painful elbow told her she had been competing with a broken bone which would have required surgery. However, further scans showed that the injury was now healed. She now has to undergo rehabilitation therapy which might last six to eight weeks. This was welcome news to the athlete who is hoping to make Jamaica’s team to the Summer Olympics in Rio in August 2016.Online postingIn celebration, she posted on her Facebook page, “On April 8, 2015 I was throwing the javelin and after my second throw, I hurt my elbow while throwing. I had horrible pain after that. I never knew that it was broken twice, so I have been throwing with a broken elbow for months. I did an MRI in September that showed that it was broken, and this had me so worried because it was a high possibility that I would have to have surgery that would rule me out for a year. I have been stressing for weeks now, but the Lord had a different plan for me. The CT scan and the X-Ray came back that it is healed with some swelling to it. Now, it’s time for rehab on this arm”.Slack, who is in her penultimate semester at the New Mexico Highlands University where she is majoring in psychology, is hoping to be able to heal in time to compete in what will be her final indoor season. She also harbours ambitions of being selected to compete for Jamaica at the World Indoor Championships in Poland early next year.On reflection, she said the pain she suffered last season was the worst she had ever experienced.”I am always competing in pain, but this elbow pain was my worst pain ever. This injury only allowed me to throw one throw after it happened, especially in the javelin. I couldn’t even do arm work in the gym after it happened,” she said.Despite the pain, Slack dominated NCAA Division II last season during which she won a handful of awards including Athlete of the Year, and led her team to a third-place finish at the NCAA Division II Championships in Michigan in May. She was also inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.last_img read more

Region 3 residents benefit from Salvation Army donation

first_imgThe Salvation Army, under the leadership of Major Matignol, on Thursday distributed one hundred food hampers and mattresses to flood-affected persons in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran and a representative of the Salvation Army distributing the food hampersIn brief remarks, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran thanked the Salvation Army representatives for their kind gesture, and noting that the initiative was welcome. He added that any further assistance given to the affected persons, who are slowly returning to a life of normalcy, would always be welcome.The REO expressed optimism that future collaborations with the organisation would not only benefit the residents, but also boost the region’s development.A representative from the Salvation Army said the initiative is in keeping with that organisation’s mission of assisting those in need.Some of the persons receiving the hampersOn December 28, 2017, officials from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and Region Three visited Canal Number One and began delivering assistance to some 200 families whose homes and farmlands were adversely affected by heavy rainfall.During that visit, it was reported that three sluices were fully functioning, along with two additional pumps, to discharge water from the affected areas into the Demerara River.A Public Health Ministry team also visited the Manram Memorial Health Centre in Canal Number One to ensure it was equipped with the necessary drugs to address any possible outbreak of waterborne disease, and to prevent related illnesses.last_img read more

Man jailed for beating wife with rolling pin

first_imgThe heavy arm of the law came down on domestic violence when jail time was imposed on a man who beat his wife with a rolling pin during a family dispute.Wife beater: Collin MillingtonForty-three-year-old Collin Millington appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday charged with unlawful wounding.He admitted to the court that he beat his wife with a rolling pin on May 5, 2018 at their Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown home.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, Millington is in the habit of beating his wife when angered.On the day of the incident, someone told Millington that his wife was allegedly having an affair and as such, he picked up a rolling pin from the kitchen and dealt the woman several blows to her body.The matter was reported to the Police, and Millington was arrested and charged.He was jailed for 18 months by Magistrate Latchman.last_img read more

Linden youths benefit from diversity, leadership training

first_imgApproximately 38 youths from across Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), last week benefited from a two-day diversity and leadership training workshop facilitated by the Ministry of the Presidency ‘s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport.Lead Trainer/Training consultant Wil Campbell during the session on Friday lastThe training, which was conducted on Thursday and Friday, was titled “Unity and diversity, bridging gaps in communities” and saw the attendance of participants from various youth organisations in the community.Speaking at the conclusion of the exercise at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) on Friday, lead trainer/training consultant Wil Campbell explained the aim of the initiative.“The aim is to help people become more aware of their own personal biases and [realise] how these biases negatively impact the way we deal with people in our communities and how they hamper our development as communities and as a nation. We also hope to help people learn how to embrace our diversities rather than see them as liabilities, see our differences as assets rather than liabilities.”Additionally, Coordinator of the Department of Social Cohesion (ag) within the Ministry of the Presidency, Natasha Singh Lewis said over the course of the two days, equal opportunities for training was provided for young leaders at the community level.“Our mandate speaks to creating a unified Guyana, equal opportunities for everyone. Our approach to this…is capacity-building at a community, municipal, regional and a national level”, she noted.Singh further explained that participants were divided into four groups – two for Wismar and two for the Mackenzie areas – and were involved in the creation and planning of community-based projects that will promote unity and cohesion in these areas.“They are expected to demonstrate what they have learnt…in terms of leadership in their community…they’re going to use projects in their community, the Department of Social Cohesion will support the implementation of the projects,” Singh stated.She added that the Department’s approach is to train persons to facilitate behavioural change.Meanwhile, Campbell further explained that the training assisted the participants in focusing on identifying strengths within themselves and various groups and identifying values in others as well as focusing on how they can bring various groups together.He said it also zeroed in on how negative attributes such as prejudice and stereotypical behaviours can affect progress and how differences can be used to promote strength. Campbell pointed out that the youths were further trained on how to become great leaders for a united community.Singh related that such training commenced in 2017 and has been conducted in all ten administrative regions. She said it has so far targeted Indigenous communities, Toshaos and other stakeholder groups and organisations. She noted too that the Department is currently involved in the training of young people and teachers in an effort to impact behavioural changes in stakeholder groups. It has also commenced the training of heads of departments for social studies and Councillors, she noted.last_img read more

Anna Regina township gets tough on food safety

first_img…Food and Drug Dept swoops down on businessesThe Anna Regina Town Council has toughened its stance on businesspersons who have been endangering the lives of citizens by selling expired food items.Public health officials packing some of the seized itemsOn Thursday, a team comprising persons from the Public Health Department of the Anna Regina Town Council and the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department in Georgetown swooped down on businesses along the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).During the exercise, thousands of dollars in goods, including baby food, was seized from supermarkets, shops, stalls and wholesalers within the township.Some of the items seized were already expired, had bad labelling or the expiry date was tampered with. The team reported that some of the items seized had labels that were tampered with to show a longer shelf life while others had expired for months.A tin of expired milk that was on saleConfiscated items included baby food, milk, juices, jams, cheese, mixed vegetables, peanut butter, jello, tomato paste, corned beef and biscuits.Customers are being encouraged to check labels before purchasing items.The campaign, Guyana Times was told, will continue throughout coming months.last_img read more


first_imgThe RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, and relies totally on the generosity of the public and through fundraising activities.The RLI do trojan work around Donegal’s coastline.The RNLI provide a very important service to us in Ireland, to us here in County Donegal on the coastal areas, throughout our summers and wintery weather. However, last week’s storms were well ‘flagged’ in advance, so much so, that were no serious events.Throughout Ireland and further afield, the RNLI crews are regularly out and about braving the elements, putting their own lives in danger, all to help others! 31st January is traditionally known as SOS day throughout Ireland and the UK. A day when communities come together to support the work of the RNLI and raise funds by having an SOS day, be it Sponsored events, Sausage Sizzles, Shaves, or anything beginning with an S.This year in County Donegal there will be a fundraising campaign to support SOS day on Sunday next 26th at 3pm , when there will be 5k walks taking place at several venues along our coasts. These walks, known as a ‘Stroll on Sunday’, will take place in Downings, Rathmullan, Letterkenny, Buncrana and Portsalon.This will be a family fun afternoon where no experience is needed, but only a willingness to participate and support a worthy charity, as well as parting with a few Euro to help a good cause. No set fee, just a donation! Bring the children, bring the family and there will be refreshments served afterwards at all venues with all monies raised going towards the ongoing work of the RNLI.Buncrana registration will take place at the Lifeboat Station from 2.45 pm and will stroll from the Station along the coastal path to Stragill beach and back, with tea and refreshments afterwards. Further information available from John McCarter 087 2572516. Patricia McAteer (087 231 4332) is in charge of the Rathmullen Walk with registration (2.45pm) at the White Bar, followed by walking along the beach, coast and back again to the bar for refreshments afterwards.The Fanad Walking Group are hosing the Portsalon Walk, with registration at The Stores and returning there for refreshments. Again registration at 2.45 pm, and information from Mary 087 622 8425.The Letterkenny walk will once again use the Radisson Blu Hotel as their base with the Letterkenny Senior Accordian Band leading out the walkers at 3pm, followed by refreshments and entertainment afterwards. This was a very lively afternoon last year and thoroughly enjoyed by all walkers and guests alike.The Harbour Bar in Downings will be the base for that Stroll, with registration at 2.45pm and refreshments there afterwards. Information available from Heather 087 247 7595.We would look forward to your support at any of these walks, and hopefully the weather will be kinder than of late. If you’d like more information or would like to get involved in any of these events contact Hazel @ 086 2804555 in the meantime. That’s a Stroll on Sunday , this weekend, the 26th January at 3 pm at a location near you around our coasts with all proceeds in aid of the RNLI. So ample opportunity to get out and enjoy the fresh air while helping the continued work of our gallant rescue service.DONEGAL TO TAKE A ‘STROLL’ FOR THE RNLI was last modified: January 20th, 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:donegalRNLIStroll on Sundaylast_img read more


first_imgFresh from hosting the hugely popular Ultimate Survivor obstacle course last month, management at Letterkenny Paintball have set a new challenge for fitness enthusiasts.They’re challenging families all over Donegal to who think they’re the fittest in the county to prove it at a series of events which kick off next month.On Saturday the 4th of October, families from Letterkenny and Inishowen will be the first to sample the challenges that will be presented before them. Then on Sunday, families from Donegal Town and surrounding and the Rosses will be asked to participate.The winners from both days will be sent through to battle it out in the Grand Final the following Sunday the 12th of October to decide who is Donegal’s Fittest Family.Are you up for the challenge?? If so it’s time to prove it.Register now at  ARE YOU DONEGAL’S FITTEST FAMILY?? IF YOU THINK YOU ARE – PROVE IT was last modified: August 27th, 2014 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:Donegal’s Fittest FamilyFeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgA Kerrykeel couple have so far raised a whopping €13,000 for charity with their amazing Christmas lights.Michael and Mary Whoriskey have been busy setting up hundreds of Christmas lights at their home since October! But now their dedication and hard-work is paying off after hundreds of people called to their homes to see the fantastic festive lights.The couple will leave the lights up until January and all the money raised with go directly to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Dublin. KERRYKEEL COUPLE ‘LIGHT UP’ THE LIVES OF SICK CHILDREN was last modified: December 20th, 2011 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:Christmas lightsKERRYKEELMICHALE AND MARY WHORISKEYlast_img read more


first_imgJeeves at ‘home sweet home’ with his new family The Monaghans.A few weeks ago we brought you the shocking story of how a car pulled up outside a house in Mountain Top in Letterkenny and simply dumped a kitten on the footpath.The three month old black and white kitten was dumped before the person jumped into a waiting car and drove off.The owner of the house, who found the kitten crying on their doorstep, contacted the DSPCA who collected the kitten which they named Shadow. Now the good news is that one kind and caring family who read about Shadow’s plight on Donegal Daily have given him a new name – and a wonderful new life.This is the message they left with us complete with a picture of a very healthy and happy ‘Jeeves’!“Hi, we thought you’d like to know that after reading on your website about a kitten abandoned at the Mountain Top, we contacted the rescue centre & brought him home with us. He has had a few hard weeks, but after a few visits to Parkview Vets and a couple of courses of antibiotics and being syringe-fed for a while, the now re-named Jeeves is doing well. “He has settled into the family. He enjoys play fighting with our year old cat, Alfred and regularly snuggles up with our dogs, Honey & Poppy. He even enjoys watching our snake in the vivarium, although we can’t be sure he isn’t trying to work out how to get into the tank! We thought you might be wondering how he is doing after being abandoned in such an unkind way. He is being thoroughly spoiled by us all, The Monaghan Family.”  KITTEN DUMPED BY MOTORIST GETS A NEW ‘HOME SWEET HOME’! was last modified: July 29th, 2014 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:donegalDSPCAdumpedkitteletterkennylast_img read more

Video: Green on slimming down for NBA playoffs and having Bogut back

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/20/bang_616466b1-8d92-4ba6-8c97-d359894cd4a7″]Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said he feels incredible as the team enters its second week of the playoff run. He credited his health to losing weight this season and it has translated to him being lighter on his feet.The former defensive player of the year said the decision to lose weight came after some self evaluation. Another factor that has helped Green is the addition of center Andrew Bogut. The …last_img read more