Mercy High football begins training camp Monday

first_imgRed Bluff >> Mercy High will open training camp Monday beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish School on Monroe Street.The Warriors, one of two 8-man teams in the area, begin the day with a boot camp team-building session at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart, followed by opening day of camp from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Athletes are advised to prepare for the conditions, which will run around 100 degrees on Monday. Through the next two weeks, conditions are expected in the triple digits for 10 of the …last_img

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SA hands over new Timbuktu library

first_img‘Place of scholarship’ A total of 14 officials also received training in conservation at the Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research. The project, adopted by the New Economic Partnership of Africa’s Development (Nepad) as its first cultural project, provided intervention measures to slow down the degradation of the manuscripts and encouraged active intellectual engagement emanating from research. the physical conservation of the manuscripts and training of the Malian conservators; The move to preserve the manuscripts was motivated by their historical value and anticipated contribution to the re-writing of the African history from an African perspective, the Presidency said in a statement. the construction of the library and archives building to house the manuscripts and all services relating to the preservation, collection and accession of the manuscripts; and South African Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane handed the new facility over to the Malian government in a ceremony held over the weekend. Nepad cultural project “The reality is that Timbuktu was the crossroad that linked sub-Saharan Africa to the cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East for millennia,” he said. “Timbuktu flourished as a place of scholarship with a university when Europe had only two universities.” 31 May 2010 Also present at the weekend’s ceremony were the South African ambassador to Mali, Mali Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Siby Ginette Bellegarde, the governor of the local region and the mayor of Timbuktu. Above all, Chabane said, the manuscripts of Timbuktu demonstrated conclusively that the myth propagated by colonisers, that Africans were ignorant and illiterate, was totally false. South Africa has handed over a new library and archives building to house the ancient Mali manuscripts at the Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research in the historic city of Timbuktu. “While the script used in the manuscripts is Arabic, the languages contained therein include local languages such as Songhay, Fulfulde and others,” he said. The building was constructed, following a visit by former president Thabo Mbeki in 2001, to properly house the manuscripts in a bid to preserve Africa’s intellectual heritage. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material According to Chabane, colonial literature and discourse has always characterised Timbuktu as the world’s most remote place. South African conservators led by the National Archives worked closely with the Tunisian government and provided training both in South Africa and Mali. In South Africa, training, mostly on preventive conservation, was provided to more than 10 Malian conservators. According to Chabane, the South Africa-Mali Timbuktu project was managed through a trust that had three main objectives, including: “Africans proclaim these manuscripts as integral to their own culture, their own literary culture that records matters of faith, law, social arrangements, environment, sciences and medicine.” the creation of public awareness on the need to preserve the manuscripts and their importance as sources relating the true story of Mali and the surrounding regions.last_img read more

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Resource Discovery: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFTGourley, S. (2011). The war at home: One family’s fight against PTSD. Gumpy Dragon Publishing.Our previous post discusses the signs and symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a pervasive problem affecting many who have and continue to serve in the military. We have also differentiated between PTSD and Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) that present problematic, yet less debilitating effects on those that have experienced trauma.  One of this week’s featured resources is a book called The War at Home: One Family’s Fight Against PTSD. The author, Shawn J. Gourley delves into her own experience of her husband returning home after a tour in the Middle East where his ship was deployed to assist Operation Enduring Freedom. Professionals working with military families who experience the effects of PTSD can utilize this book to gain insight into what some families experience and/or provide families with which they work with this resource. Here’s one reviewer’s synopsis:“Cracks were already showing in his personality, cracks that would widen dramatically into full-on fractures by the time he returned home in June 2004 from his third tour that marked the end of his military career. For the next 4 1/2 years their relationship was very difficult, and at times, downright terrifying for her and the children. It wasn’t until January 2009 that Justin was able to get treatment. He was finally diagnosed with PTSD in August 2009. Those are the broad strokes of their story, but the details of how Shawn fought to save her family will leave you transfixed until the end.”~GoodreadsFinding support when dealing with family members who have been diagnosed with PTSD can be difficult and often requires great courage. Another resource that we’ve found is a non-profit Facebook (FB) page called Military with PTSD which offers a support network for families affected by PTSD. The page was started by Shawn J Gourley, author of the aforementioned book. The FB page offers an online community for veterans, spouses, and all caretakers to learn about and understand PTSD. It also serves as a space where: “…both peer support and peer education through connection to others who really do understand and can relate. On the page, nobody sugarcoats any aspect of PTSD including the domestic violence that can happen.” The online support group also aims to educate families so they know what to expect so they can be prepared if PTSD affects their home as well as educate law enforcement so they understand and recognize signs and symptoms of PTSD. This post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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4 held for locking up woman for 15 years

first_imgPANAJI: The Panaji women’s police station on Wednesday arrested four family members for unlawfully confining a 45-year-old woman, who was rescued after nearly 15 years on Tuesday from a locked room of her maternal house in Candolim village, North Goa. Sub-inspector Reema Naik of the women’s police station told The Hindu on Wednesday that a case was registered against the accused under Sections 344 and 346 read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code. The victim’s two brothers, Mohandas and Ravindra Verlekar, and their wives, Anita and Amita, respectively, were arrested and released on personal bonds.The victim, Sunita Verlekar, has been shifted to a shelter run by the Institute Of Public Assistance (Provedoria), Ms. Naik said.During interrogation on Wednesday, the family produced a certificate issued by the State-owned Institute of Psychology and Human Behaviour (IPHB) in 2008, saying that Sunita suffered from undifferentiated schizophrenia-related moderate disabilities.Medical check-up todayThe Director of State, Provedoria, has arranged for a thorough check-up of the victim at the IPHB on Thursday, and the police have been requested to record her statement only after that.The police said that with the document produced by the family, a senior doctor at the IPHB will now trace her medical records and treat her accordingly.The woman was rescued with the help of activists from Bailancho Saad, a woman’s collective who were alerted about Sunita’s confinement by village activists.According to the police, the victim was locked in one room of a house, which belonged to her brothers. “One of the brothers, who lived in the same house with his family, would give her food through a slit in the door. But we found her without clothes in the room, which had no electricity. There was urine all around the place,” a woman police constable who was involved in the rescue operation had said on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Bale scores brace sent off as Madrid held by Villarreal

first_imgMadrid: Gareth Bale scored twice to save Real Madrid from a damaging defeat away at Villarreal on Sunday before capping a dramatic 2-2 La Liga draw by being sent off in injury-time. Zinedine Zidane said in July it would be “best for everyone” if Bale left this summer but it was the Welshman’s double that earned Madrid a point from a thrilling contest at la Ceramica. Villarreal took the lead through Gerard Moreno in the 12th minute and then Moi Gomez 16 minutes from the end but each time Bale pegged them back, first on the stroke of half-time and then four minutes from the end. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhTwo yellow cards in as many minutes then saw Bale dramatically sent off in the 94th minute but by then his match-saving contribution was complete. It was six years to the day that Real Madrid paid 100 million euros (now 110m) to sign Bale, who now has 104 goals for the club, as many as the Brazilian Ronaldo. But his heroics could not save Madrid from another slip, which means they head into the international break five points behind early front-runners Atletico Madrid, who had earlier beaten Eibar 3-2. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAfter drawing at home to Real Valladolid last time out, this was not the result Zidane would have wanted, particularly given he threw two new signings into his starting line-up. Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy both started, with Bale on the left of midfield in a 4-4-2, a sign of Zidane’s renewed faith in the 30-year-old’s defensive capabilities. Zidane has now won only six of the 14 matches since he returned as coach in March and it remains to be seen if the club make any late additions on the final day of the transfer window on Monday. Sergio Ramos was at fault for the first goal, robbed on the halfway line by Moreno, who drove forward and slipped in Karl Toko Ekambi. Ekambi’s shot was parried by Thibaut Courtois but only back into the path of Moreno, who picked his spot. Madrid dominated the rest of the half as Casemiro headed wide, Lucas Vazquez lashed into the side-netting and Karim Benzema’s long-range effort hit the post. They did score in the 46th minute with a brilliant goal, Jovic flicking Casemiro’s pass into Dani Carvajal, who crossed first time for Bale to tap in.last_img read more

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