UAAP: FEU back on track, holds off NU to get share of third spot

first_imgSurging Hotshots win 3rd straight, gain share of top spot The Tamaraws, who got socked by erstwhile winless University of the East 90-65 on Sunday, got back on track and joined La Salle at no. 3 with a 3-2 card.After a tit-for-tat first half, FEU managed to create some leeway in the third and early fourth quarter, taking a 59-49 on Wendell Comboy’s three that capped off a 15-2 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Bulldogs managed to cut the Tamaraws’ lead to three, 66-63, but Comboy and Kenneth Tuffin immediately responded by scoring five unanswered points to put FEU up by eight with 1:07 left in the game.FEU head coach Olsen Racela was satisfied with how his team responded after such a debilitating loss but said  he wants consistency from his players as the first round nears its close. “Of course you’re always with a bounce back victory but our problem is after the victory,” said Racela.FEU hasn’t won back-to-back games this season with their matches alternating between wins and losses.“This has been our story, we won the first game then we lost the second then we get a bounce back victory but we will lose the next,” added Racela. “More than bouncing back, what we need is to be consistent in our approach every game.”Comboy finished with 18 points and three assists for the Tamaraws while Tuffin, Arvin Tolentino, and Louell Gonzales each had nine points.John Lloyd Clemente put up 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists for the Bulldogs who fell to 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Far Eastern University bounced back from a humiliating loss and took care of National University, 73-68, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

Anna Regina vendors peeved over Town Council’s move

first_img— Mayor say Council needs organised market area conducive to vendingScores of vendors plying their trade along the Anna Regina road shoulders in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are now without a means to earn a living due to the ‘careless and senseless’ act of the Anna Regina Town Council.Vendor Sattie NarineStalls dismantled by the CouncilAffected vendorsMany persons, especially single parents, are now clueless where they should vend or what they should do as a means of survival.The vendors’ stalls were dismantled by a team from the Anna Regina Town Council on Wednesday morning and most of their materials are presently impounded; the vendors are required to pay a fee of $2000 to collect the items impounded by the Council.Those affected – included fruit, vegetable, fish and clothing vendors – had erected temporary make-shift stalls that used tarpaulin for shelter. In the eyes of the Council; however, those stalls were permanent and as such all were dismantled, rendering the vendors jobless.Among those severely affected are Sattie Narine, a single mother from Capoey village; and Krishna Narine, a father of six from Somerset. Their stalls were completely destroyed on Thursday by the Council.The vendors related that when they visited the market area on Thursday, they discovered that there were no tables, chairs or anything on the area where they usually vend. Added to that, intense rain also affected others from vending since the Council confiscated many of their sheds from the stalls.Last Wednesday, Narine’s stall was dismantled by the team and ever since she has not been earning a living. Although several reports were made to the Minister of Communities and the Anna Regina Town Council, nothing has been done.Narine had explained earlier that her stall cost $300,000 to construct and it was not a permanent one. She however said that the Council on Thursday completely dismantled the structure, damaging her tables and carrying away her chairs. As such, she could not earn money.She is now unemployed and is losing thousands of dollars daily. The single mother labelled the Council’s act is “discriminatory” and called for immediate intervention from higher authorities.Krishna Narine who vends in close proximity explained that he too felt discriminated against. He discovered his stalls and some structures missing when he visited the market area on Thursday morning. He said what the Council is doing is very “unfair” at a time when the region’s economy is struggling. Narine explained that he has been vending for almost 28 years and has never faced such injustice. He is also out of business and is currently incurring additional expenses due to the exercise conducted by the Council. He is now forced to remain home since he cannot vend.Other vendors have also vented their disgust. They have opined that the coalition Government is taking bread out of their mouths, saying “this is what we do for a living, there is not space for us to sell, they want to make Guyana clean so how are we going to provide for our families? Who will give us money and pay our bill? Selling is we living.”Region Two’s Regional Executive Officer, Rupert Hopkinson, has commenced planting palm trees along the road shoulders. Palm trees along with permanent fences are now seen along the road side instead of vendors.Meanwhile, the Anna Regina Town Council has come in for much criticism since the entire situation commenced. The Councillors had decided to have all vendors vend inside the market since, according to them, there is enough space.The Mayor of the Town, Rabindranauth Mohan, explained that while the Council is not against vending, there must be some sort of decency and order. Mohan said that if one should drive through Anna Regina they would notice all shapes and sizes of stalls and this, he said, is not sending a good message about the Town.He said too that the Council is calling for is a well-organised market area conducive to vending. He explained that currently, there are vendors occupying more than 20 feet of space and only paying a fee of G$400.The mayor further noted that what the Council wishes to see is vendors paying a fee based on the space that is occupied.When asked if there will be any consideration for vendors, Mohan said it was the Council’s decision and permanent structures erected on the road shoulders are illegal.last_img read more

Browne, Tamba Return from CAF Workshop

first_imgMr. Henry Browne, technical director of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), and Mr. Francis Tamba, CAF Education Officer, have returned home, after participating in a three-day workshop in Cameroon.The workshop was organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for technical directors and education officers of all CAF member associations in Africa.The participants deliberated, among other subjects, the role of CAF technical directors and education officers and e-learning as it is applied on the C License assessment for coaches.Another subject examined was “Coaching Licensing System, How to go Forward” and there were plenary discussions in which the participants drew up conclusions and made recommendations.They learned about how CAF prioritizes its soccer development; and participants watched video clips of CHAN 2016, discussed its major components and drew up what they could apply for their various national soccer teams.The three-day workshop was rewarding, according to Mr. Browne in an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday.“The workshop gave us another perspective on what we should be doing to improve and also in line with CAF development objectives,” Browne said.He said they were challenged to assist and support national clubs and youth teams (including female teams) to work within the framework of CAF’s development agenda.CAF Education Officer Tamba said the three-day gathering reinforced his focus, specifically to deal with issues about CAF’s soccer education programs in Liberia.“We gained a great deal of insight on the challenges in improving on the game and by initiating strategies to national associations for implementation,” Coach Tamba said.The two men said they have returned armed with knowledge to support Liberian football development in all levels and appealed to clubs to make use of their ability to help them move further ahead in their objectives.They commended the Liberia Football Association for supporting their participating in the just ended workshop for the good of Liberian football.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Five area teams seek CIF titles

first_imgOn Saturday, the much-anticipated boys basketball Division I-AA final between No. 1 seed Mater Dei and No. 2 Artesia tips off at 6:30 p.m. at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The teams are considered the two best in California and are both nationally ranked by USA Today, with Artesia No. 12 and Mater Dei No. 13. The game will also be televised on Fox Sports Prime Ticket. Also Saturday, Los Alamitos faces Redondo Union for the Division I-A championship at 8:15 p.m. at the Honda Center. Redondo Union is the top seed in the division while the Griffins, who are the defending Division I-AA champions, are seeded third. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In girls soccer, the Division V final pits wild-card entrant Oaks Christian against Valley Christian at 2 p.m. Saturday at Downey High. In Division III, top-seeded Sunny Hills faces No. 2 Mayfair at 6 p.m. Saturday at Warren High. The Monsoons are the defending Division III co-champions. center_img Five area schools will compete for CIF team championships this weekend, beginning with Poly High’s girls basketball team Friday. The Jackrabbits, ranked No. 2 in the nation by USA Today, play Brea Olinda for the Southern Section Division I-AA title at 8:15 p.m. at the Walter Pyramid. Poly is seeded No. 1 in the division while Brea Olinda is seeded second. last_img read more

Football world unites in Sir Alex support

first_img“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” the statement said.“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.“We will keep Sir Alex and his loved ones in our thoughts during this time, and we are united in our wish to see him make a comfortable, speedy recovery.”An ambulance was called to the Scot’s home in Cheadle, near Manchester, in northwest England at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) on Saturday, reported the Daily Mail.Concerns for Ferguson’s health started to mount when it was announced his son, Darren, the manager of English third-tier club Doncaster, would miss his side’s match against Wigan because of “family reasons”.– ‘Keep fighting Boss’ –“It is tragic. I am going to find out how he is as soon as I possibly can,” said Everton manager Sam Allardyce, a longstanding friend of Ferguson’s, after his side’s 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Southampton.“Obviously I knew it was extremely serious when I knew his son Darren didn’t attend his own game,” the former England boss added. “I hope he has a full recovery.”Southampton manager Mark Hughes, a United striker during Ferguson’s early years at Old Trafford, said: “I only just got a little whisper earlier on. I was hoping it wasn’t true. I wish him all the best.”Daviod Beckham: “Keep fighting boss” © AFP / ADEK BERRYDavid Beckham was among several United players past and present who took to social media to offer their support to “the boss”.On Instagram, with a picture of him as a youngster alongside Ferguson, Beckham wrote: “Keep fighting Boss.. Sending prayers and love to Cathy and the whole family x @manchesterunited.”Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, signed by Ferguson as an 18-year-old in 2003, tweeted a picture with his former mentor. “My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. Be strong, Boss!” he said.Former United and England captain Wayne Rooney said on Twitter: “Get well soon Boss. Thoughts with all the family at this sad time. #AlexFerguson.”There was a heartfelt message from former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and his wife Annemarie, who herself recovered from a brain haemorrhage in 2009.“Devastated about the news about Sir Alex and knowing all too well about the situation ourselves. Stay strong and hope together with everyone you recover. Edwin & Annemarie,” said the couple’s Twitter post.Another former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel tweeted simply: “Please. Be strong. Win this one” interspersed with prayer emojis.Midfielder Michael Carrick said he was “absolutely devastated”, adding, “All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Be strong Boss.”Vincent Kompany, the captain of new English champions Manchester City, summed up hundreds of messages from rival clubs and from right across the football spectrum when he said: “Hang in there Sir Alex. Thoughts are with the family and close ones.”Away from football, Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, tweeted: “My thoughts are with Alex Ferguson and his family – wishing him a full and speedy recovery.”Ferguson retired five years ago having won a 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge at Old Trafford, including 13 Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League twice.He was at United’s home ground a week ago to present a commemorative vase to old rival Arsene Wenger, who is stepping down as Arsenal manager.– ‘Watershed moment’ –Ferguson had planned to retire at the end of the 2001/02 campaign but changed his mind after speaking to his wife Cathy and their family.But the death of his wife’s twin sister in 2012 provided Ferguson with what he later wrote was a “watershed moment.“I felt that, after all those years during which Cathy had put me first, it was time that I took care of her needs,” he explained.Prior to arriving at Old Trafford, Ferguson, enjoyed success as manager of Aberdeen, interrupting Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers’ Old Firm dominance of Scottish football by winning three league championships, four domestic Cups and the 1983 European Cup Winners’ Cup in charge of the Dons.It was a similar story at Old Trafford, where his United teams ended Liverpool’s dominance of the domestic game, with the highlight being the 1999 treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alex Ferguson, celebrating his 13th Premier League title in 2013, is fighting for his life after emergency brain surgery © AFP/File / Andrew YATESMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 6 – Messages of support poured in for Alex Ferguson after the legendary former Manchester United manager was left fighting for his life following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.News of his operation was made public by his old club, with a United statement cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the 76-year-old, the most successful manager in British football history.last_img read more

DD Fitness: 5 ways to avoid festive bloat

first_imgEverywhere you turn, they are there. Everywhere you go, they are waiting for you.There is no escape… Holiday nibbles are EVERYWHERE!!!It’s that time of year again where every house, shop and work place seems to be sponsored by ‘Pringles’ or ‘Roses’.It doesn’t matter how good you are, you would need the will power of a Tibetan monk to avoid sneaking even one nibble this Christmas.The inevitable is upon us, so do we give in completely or do we try and have a bit of control over our hand to mouth interaction? Here are a few things you can do to stem the inevitable Christmas weight gain this year.Don’t turn up to a party hungry. If there is one sure way to end up sitting in the corner surrounded by empty Roses wrappers, it is this.Turning up to a party hungry is a recipe for disaster.Before you go to a staff party or house party, try and have a good meal. If you are already full and not hungry you are less likely to binge on everything in sight when you get there.Don’t sit at the nibbles table. Everyone wants a comfy seat.No one wants to turn up to a party and have to stand all night. But the weigh up between standing and sitting can be a table full of nibbles right in arm’s length.If you are trying to be a bit good this year, try and not put yourself right in the danger zone by sitting in front of the table of snacks.You will be mid conversation with all the other party goers and won’t even realise that you’ve polished off the bowl of ‘Bombay mix’ all by yourself.Pace your alcohol intakeThis is a good piece of advice for a few reasons.First off, if you pace your drinking, you are less likely to get the alcohol munchies early on in the night therefore lessening the damage that you could do. You are also taking in less calories through alcohol.Secondly, if you pace your alcohol intake, you are less likely to make a shambles of yourself in front of your work colleagues and have your antics on Facebook the next morning.Avoid excessive drinking and tasting when cooking.When preparing meals this Christmas try and avoid having the bottle of wine beside your glass.You will be less likely to keep topping up your glass and the bottle might last you longer than stuffing the turkey.When preparing the food try and limit the amount of tasting that you do, a taste isn’t a turkey leg while basting.Walk it offFinally and on a more serious note.If you are going to indulge yourself over the festive season, try at least to get up the following morning/afternoon and go for a walk.You will be burning up a few of the previous night’s treats and it is something that you and your partner, friend or family can do that might just last into the new year and become a habit that you could keep.Lastly, enjoy yourself and be safe this festive season!Contact me through the link below and we can arrange a chat where we can map out what you want to achieve in 2017.#TrainSmartFor more information, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118Or on my website, http://www.rushefitness.ie/* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessDD Fitness: 5 ways to avoid festive bloat was last modified: December 28th, 2016 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rushefitnessseason bloatlast_img read more

Injuries halt Bethel Christian’s foray into 11-man football

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Agoura High junior Robert Stock is Baseball America’s Youth Player of the Year. Stock, 15, the first underclassman to win the accolade, has been the magazine’s top player in his age group since he was 13. As a sophomore at Agoura last spring, Stock batted .404 with eight home runs and 30 RBI and struck 33 in 22 innings as the Chargers’ closer. He then helped the U.S. youth national team to second place at the World Youth Championship. Chatsworth junior Matt Dominguez also was honored, selected as the top 16-year-old third baseman. Saugus High softball star Tiffany Huff, the Daily News’ All-Area first-team catcher, committed to Tennessee. Huff, who batted .460 with six home runs and 31 RBI to lead Saugus to the Southern Section Div. I semifinals, said she loved the atmosphere in Knoxville. “We went to a football game,” she said, “and there were 107,000 people all dressed in orange and singing ‘Rocky Top.’ ” Injuries have forced Bethel Christian High of Lancaster to pull out of its scheduled football game Saturday night at Vasquez High, a rare 11-man game for the Eagles, who otherwise are playing an eight-man schedule. Bethel Christian is down to 10 players following injuries to quarterback/defensive back Josh Theis (concussion), running back/linebacker Josh Clemons (neck and back) and receiver/defensive back Stephan Shannon (concussion). They were hurt in a Sept. 23 game against Cuyama Valley of New Cuyama, and Theis and Clemons had to be airlifted to a hospital. Daily News and City Section baseball Player of the Year Shaun Kort, a pitcher/outfielder from El Camino Real of Woodland Hills, committed to Nevada. The left-hander was 10-1 with a 1.18 ERA and batted .455 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI last season. Daily News girls’ soccer Co-Player of the Year Katie Oakes of El Camino Real has committed to Cal. Oakes, the City Section MVP, is the sister of UCLA senior All-American Jill Oakes. Other commitments: ECR’s Gabe Cohen (baseball, UCLA) and Hart’s Matt Valaika (baseball, UC Santa Barbara). Reseda-based 360 Health Club will stage a high school basketball summit this weekend, and San Fernando Valley-area coaches are invited to attend with one of their players. Former USC coach Henry Bibby and former UCLA coach Jim Harrick will be keynote speakers at a breakfast Saturday at 9 a.m. Events are slated Saturday for boys and Sunday for girls. Information: Fluke Fluker at (818) 705-6500, ext. 350 or fluke@360healthclub.com, or Jack Pollon at (818) 425-8737. Vincent Bonsignore, Scott French, Gerry Gittelson, Heather Gripp, Sean Martin and Ramona Shelburne contributed. Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “We want to honor the (game) contract,” Bethel Christian athletic director Mark Cruz said, “but we can’t.” Vasquez and the Southern Section were understanding of the Eagles’ plight. The section waived sanctions usually applied when schools pull out of contracts, and Vasquez, which was to celebrate homecoming Saturday, rescheduled the annual event until its final regular-season game, Nov. 11 against Rio Hondo Prep. last_img read more

MAN CLAIMED HE HAD BEEN UNLAWFULLY HANDCUFFED DURING DRINK-DRIVE ARREST

first_imgA Stranorlar-man who contested a drink driving case has been found guilty of the offence after unsuccessfully arguing that he had been unlawfully handcuffed during his arrest.Letterkenny Court.Eguene Gamble (43) of 23 Woodlawn, Stranorlar Gamble pleaded not guilty to failing or refusal to provide a breath sample at Letterkenny Garda Station on August 28th, 2013. Letterkenny District court heard he had been arrested after gardaí received a report of that a man had called to his wife’s house and began shouting at her while she was inside.The court heard that there was a barring order iSn place. The woman told gardaí that her husband, Eugene Gamble had been drinking and he had left the scene in a white van.Garda Malcolm McGee told Judge Denis McLoughlin that he and a colleague approach had approached from Castlefinn and saw a white van pulling out and driving in the opposite direction.Garda McGee said the white van drove past even though the Garda driver put her hand out the window indicating to van to stop.The Garda patrol van turned and followed the van which pulled in at Conneyburrow,Lifford, after the blue lights had been activated. Garda McGee said there was a strong smell of alcohol from Gamble who slurred as he spoke.Garda McGee said he arrested Gamble at 12.54am and handcuffed him as he considered there was a risk to his health and safety and that of the gardaí due to his failure to stop initially.Under cross-examination from Gamble’s solicitor, Donough Cleary, Garda McGee said that as Gamble was coming from a volatile situation and the fact that he had not stopped initially was enough to justify the use of handcuffs.The Garda said he did not normally handcuff people in drink driving arrests. Mr Clearly suggested that as Gamble was placed in the back of the Garda van and had only a bench to sit on, that handcuffing him was putting him at risk of injury.The court heard that Gamble had failed to give a breath sample at the garda station. Judge McLoughlin was told he was not making a genuine effort to give a breath sample and the time for completion of a sample lapsed.In a submission to the judge Mr Cleary said it is acceptable to handcuff a suspect if the decision was reasonable. He said it did not seem credible that Gamble was safer sitting handcuffed on a becnh in the back of the Gardaa van.Judge Mclaughlin ruled that Gamble had a case to answer. The accused told the court that he did blow into the breathalyser but it didn’t work. Judge McLoughlin found Gamble guilty, fined him €500 and disqualified from driving for four years.MAN CLAIMED HE HAD BEEN UNLAWFULLY HANDCUFFED DURING DRINK-DRIVE ARREST was last modified: November 27th, 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)last_img read more

Medical Matters: Recognising Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

first_imgThis week Dr Roarty looks at the troublesome condition often referred to as PTSD. So what is it?PTSD is a condition that someone may develop after being part of, or witnessing, a serious traumatic event, for example, a serious assault.  The horror, fear and helplessness experienced during the event itself can lead to recurring thoughts, memories, images, dreams or flashbacks either soon after the trauma or perhaps months or even years after the event.  Who gets it?It happens after severe events, for example, a serious accident, rape,  a life-threatening assault or witnessing a killing.  Some report symptoms after less serious events. It is estimated to occur in about 3% of the population at some stage of their lives. It is more common in certain groups of people eg firefighters, car crash survivors, rape victims and some people are more predisposed to it eg if you are poor, female, previously had mental health issues or have attained a low level of education. What does it feel like?The recurring memories and even dreams and flashbacks are very distressing and you may avoid any conversation or event which may trigger memories. It can interfere with your ability to have close loving relationships with others and make you less optimistic about the future. Irritability, insomnia, poor concentration and being “on edge” are common. With PTSD the upsetting feelings after a traumatic event do not gradually ease as we would normally expect. PTSD is often accompanied by other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks and addictions. Pre-existing mental illness increases the risk of PTSD but PTSD also increases the risk of mental illness developing.Is there any treatment?If symptoms are mild treatment may not be required. More prolonged or severe symptoms may require psychological intervention for example with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).With CBT the therapist will help you understand and identify unhelpful and false ideas or thoughts, and then try to help you change your way of thinking so that your thought patterns are more realistic and helpful.Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is a new treatment which is not easily accessed, unfortunately. It is not fully understood how it works but it involves thinking about the traumatic event while being distracted by the therapist. There are other forms of talking therapies as well as self-help groups which can help. Medications are used if symptoms are severe. Antidepressants work well for PTSD (even if you are not depressed) but must be given time to work. Family and friends can help by looking out for symptoms and providing a listening ear and shoulder to lean on. We do not have medicines yet to prevent it. Most people get better but up to one in three people still have symptoms years after the event. The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns please contact your own Doctor. Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasound is a full-time  GP at Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny,  Tel 0749164111scallys.ieMedical Matters: Recognising Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was last modified: August 3rd, 2019 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare 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)last_img read more

The wild world of underwater geocaches

first_imgFor the extreme geocacher: underwater geocachingCall me Geocache. Some time ago – never mind how long exactly – having little or no finds in my profile, and no particular geocaches to interest me on shore, I thought I would cache about a little and see the watery part of the T5 rating scale.*What better way to fill out the Terrain rating on your Fizzy Grid than going underwater to find your caches? Grab your snorkel, SCUBA gear, and wet suits, then check out these awesome and inspiring underwater caches:GC2W056 Hilma Hooker is located in Bonaire, just off the northern coast of Venezuela. The geocache is almost 30 meters (100 feet) underwater at an actual shipwreck. Some underwater caches have special paper and pencils to sign the log, but for this cache, you must write your name in the sand under the yardarm of the ship’s main mast. Going for the dive cache!Gotta look out for muggles when “signing” the logHilma Hooker sank on September 12, 1984Another idyllic underwater SCUBA cache is GC4BAC0 Kittiwake in the Cayman Islands. As the geocache description says: The ex-USS Kittiwake was a Submarine Rescue vessel (ASR-13). She was part of the 6th Submarine squadron (SUBRON 6) home ported at the Destroyer-Submarine piers in Norfolk, VA. She was transferred from MARAD to the Cayman Islands Government in August 2009 and was cleaned and remediated in Norfolk, Virginia to become an artificial reef. This included substantial work including the removal of all hazardous materials (like pcb’s, asbestos, mercury, cabling, wires, oils, lubricants and a very long list). Additionally, all thin or loose materials that could break off during or soon after sinking were removed. The Kittiwake is possibly the ‘cleanest’ wreck ever to be sunk as an artificial reef. Aha! GC4BAC0 Kittiwake has been found!Now time to sign the log.Oh the things you’ll see and do while SCUBAcaching!Did you know there are freshwater lake sharks in Germany? Well, not technically, but there is a fake shark 30 meters (98 feet) below the surface near GCNQ40 Horka – Pumpenhaus. (You gotta admit that you were taken aback the first time you looked at these photos…) This Virtual Cache is, “…the cache owner’s revenge for all the climbing caches, which [he] will never reach.” SHARK!!!! Oh, it’s only GCNQ40 Horka – PumpenhausEveryone’s safe. The shark was impaled by… a huge steak knife?This is the beautiful location for this underwater cacheBut what if you don’t have all that fancy scuba gear or deep water submersibles? Well, we have a couple of other options for you. Head over to GC3KG2M Father Thames & The Mermaid (AS TIDES GOES BY) in London, England and wait for the tide to go out. This geocache currently has 387 Favorite points, and you can see why; it’s clever and takes you to a memorable location. GC3KG2MFather Thames & The Mermaid (AS TIDES GOES BY) is only accessible at low tideLondon Low Tide Truck TBI think I found it!We got one last geocache that may, ahem, float your boat. GC2H5GD Winnepesauke bumblebee scuba is located about 400 feet from the shore and about 35 feet below the surface. This geocache is available year round by diving in the summer, and ice fishing in the winter. Really depends on your perspective on what’s more difficult. GC2H5GD in the summerGC2H5GD in the winterAgain, GC2H5GD in the summerAgain, GC2H5GD in the winter!Have you ever found a geocache underwater? How was it, or what’s holding you back from obtaining this type of cache? Tell us in the comments below!*Deepest apologies to Herman Melville for this complete and very pathetic rip off of the opening passage to Moby Dick. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedHilma Hooker (GC2W056) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 7, 2016In “Community”Geocaching with SealsApril 14, 2013In “Community”Horka Pumpenhaus — Geocache of the WeekNovember 23, 2016In “Community”last_img read more