Three new airlines are being introduced from the Netherlands and Belgium to Croatia

first_imgIt was at the Vakantiebeurs fair that new airlines from the Netherlands and Belgium to Croatia were arranged.  It is the largest tourist fair intended for business and the general public in the Benelux area, and at the jubilee 50th edition This year’s fair is attended by more than 1000 exhibitors as well as the Croatian National Tourist Board with 18 domestic co-exhibitors. “We are extremely pleased with the growing interest of airlines in Croatia, as evidenced by the announcement of the introduction of three new airlines from the Netherlands and Belgium to Croatia this year, Easyjet flights from Amsterdam to Zadar, Ryanair from Maastricht to Zadar and TUIfly from Brussels for Pula” he said Ivan Novak, Director of the CNTB Representation for the Benelux countries. The Vakantiebeurs tourism fair is being held in the Dutch city of Utrecht from 15 to 19 January. center_img Photo: Pexels.com During 2019, almost 500 arrivals and about 3 million overnight stays were made from the Dutch market.last_img read more

Clarke: I’d love to be captain

first_img Press Association The 46-year-old was in contention to be named captain for this year’s contest at Gleneagles before ruling himself out of the running, with Paul McGinley appointed in January 2013. The 2016 Ryder Cup will be held at Hazeltine in Minnesota and Clarke can imagine himself leading the European team out in front of a receptive American crowd. Quoted in the Daily Express, he said: “I would love to be Ryder Cup captain. I’ve played in five and been involved two others and it would be a huge honour if I was to be asked at some stage. “If they were to offer me the job I would certainly not be picky as to when it would be. “I’ve always been fortunate throughout my career in that I seem to have been quite popular with the American fans. They have always been very, very good to me over there. “Wherever, I just hope at some stage that they do ask me to have the ultimate honour and be Ryder Cup captain.” The Northern Irishman was overlooked for a vice-captain’s position in Scotland but will be at the PGA Centenary Course as a television pundit. Clarke’s countryman Rory McIlroy believes the former Open champion would be suited to taking the job across the Atlantic. “There would be no better candidate from the European side,” McIlroy told the BBC. “He is absolutely loved over there. He would be just as well received in the United States as probably the United States captain. “So, it can only be an advantage for the European team if Darren was to lead us out.” McIlroy, who also voiced strong support for McGinley’s candidacy late in the selection process, was interviewed with Clarke and Graeme McDowell for a programme entitled ‘Major Champions’, to be aired on BBC1 Northern Ireland on Wednesday and BBC2 on Thursday. center_img Darren Clarke admits he would love to be Europe’s Ryder Cup captain.last_img read more

Streaks are nice, championships are better

first_imgby Paul NewberryAP National WriterBlowouts. Narrow margins of victory. Lucky breaks. Overwhelming opponents with superior skills.It all adds up to a pair of remarkable streaks in Miami and Chicago.Yet, the funny thing about these testaments to consistent success: They don’t mean nearly as much if you don’t come out on top in the final game of the season.Just ask the 2007 New England Patriots, who were 18-0 until they lost in the Super Bowl. Or the 2002 Oakland Athletics, whose 20-game winning streak might have been good enough to produce a best-selling book and the hit movie “Moneyball,” but didn’t add up to a World Series championship. Or the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers, who put together the longest unbeaten run in North American sports history, a staggering 35 games.In the last series of the year, the Flyers lost four games and won only two.It was the New York Islanders who skated off with the Stanley Cup.“Streaks are wonderful,” said Bob “Hound Dog” Kelly, who was part of the record-breaking, runner-up Flyers. “But if you don’t win (a championship), it’s no good.”Down in Miami, the Heat passed the halfway mark to the NBA record for consecutive wins, winning their 17th in a row Friday night with a 102-93 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.In Colorado, the Blackhawks’ season-opening stretch of 24 consecutive games earning at least a point finally ended with a 6-2 loss to the last-place Avalanche.Neither result mattered all that much. These teams will be measured by what they do at the end of the season, not now.The Heat are certainly mindful of that. The main number they’re concerned about is 16 — the number of playoff wins it will take to capture their second straight NBA championship. They’re not getting too worked up about some stellar play in March.“We’re enjoying it,” forward Shane Battier said, “but we have bigger goals.”The Heat still have a ways to go before they even start worrying about matching the 33 consecutive wins turned in by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who were led by Hall of Famers Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain — and, by the way, had a backup forward named Pat Riley, who just happens to be Miami’s team president these days.Then again, LeBron James & Co. would love to emulate another accomplishment of that great Lakers team, which went on to capture the NBA title with a five-game wipeout of the New York Knicks in the finals.The Blackhawks’ run already came with a bit of an asterisk, because they had actually lost three games in shootouts before their first regulation setback of the season.During their streak, the Flyers won 25 games and tied 10 others. Back then, there was no overtime until the playoffs, and the shootout was still a far-off creation. If the teams were tied after 60 minutes, that’s how it ended. Each got a point. No one lost.Everyone seems to agree that the key to keeping a long streak going is avoiding any talk about keeping it going. The Flyers, for instance, never really sensed the significance of their run until they were heading to Boston with a chance to eclipse the previous record.“We were just playing the game and trying to win the game,” said former Flyers great Bobby Clarke, one of the leaders on that team. “Pretty soon, it just stretched a long way. I don’t ever recall anybody talking about the streak until that game in Boston. I don’t think there was ever any time where keeping the record going was ever more important than winning the individual game we were playing in.”When Philadelphia’s streak ended, it happened with a thud. The Flyers were blown out at Minnesota by the North Stars, 7-1. But the Flyers bounced right back to win the next game; in fact, they didn’t lose two in a row until there were about two weeks left in the season, their only back-to-back defeats of the entire regular season.“You can get complacent and that’s how things start steamrolling against you,” said Brian Propp, another key contributor on that team. “If we ever had a loss, we said, ‘We never want to lose two in a row and let’s not let that happen.’ I think we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be good and never allow a bad streak to get in place.”The 1982 Atlanta Braves couldn’t avoid it. They started the season with a record 13 straight wins — a mark since matched by the Milwaukee Brewers — but slumped badly in the second half and barely made the playoffs. Not surprisingly, the Braves were swept by St. Louis in the NL championship series.“What can I say? It was a crazy year,” Dale Murphy, the star of that Braves team, said shortly before he coached for the United States in the World Baseball Classic at Phoenix. “We won 13 in a row and then, in August, we lost 19 out of 21. Then we ended sneaking in the back on the last day of the season. It was the most fun I ever had playing baseball.”Perhaps the most striking example of a winning streak not being the true indicator of a season’s worth came way back in 1916. The New York Giants won 26 straight games — a major league record that still stands — on top of a 17-game streak earlier in the season. But they only finished fourth in the National League, seven games behind pennant-winning Brooklyn.A long time ago, to be sure, but worth considering before they start setting up for a victory parade in Chicago.As for Miami, we’re OK with the Heat doing some advance planning for another celebration.They seem destined to win a second straight title, no matter when their streak finally ends.Paul Newberry is a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry(at)ap.org and www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963AP Sports Writers Dan Gelston in Philadelphia and John Marshall in Phoenix contributed to this report. STREAKING–Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (3) and LeBron James (6) stand together during the second quarter against the Orlando Magic in Miami on March 6. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago)last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2016)–Idle since Feb. 14, Arnold Zetcher’s homebred Corps de Ballet rated kindly under Tyler Baze and closed with a rush wide-out to take Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a half length. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Speightstown negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:14.62.“I had her into the bridle just a little coming down the hill,” said Baze. “She was pulling just a little, but she was happy today.”The “Other Callaghan,” as her stablemate, Irish-bred Well Caught, was off as the 7-5 favorite in her U.S. debut, Corps de Ballet was the third choice at 7-2 in a field of seven sophomore fillies and paid $9.40, $5.40 and $3.60.“We just freshened her up some and that definitely helped her,” said Callaghan. “It was nice to see that she was able to rate today.”Out of Zetcher’s multiple stakes winning mare, Private Banking, Corps de Ballet notched her second win from eight starts. With the winner’s share of $34,800, she increased her earnings to $80,725.“We’ve got about eight mares now and it’s nice to see this filly come back and run so well,” said Zetcher.(Well Caught, who broke from the rail with Flavien Prat, stumbled badly shortly after the break, dropped back to last and never recovered, finishing last.)Next to last after the first half mile, Nine Point Nine flew late under Santiago Gonzalez to finish second, a half length in front of pacesetter Cuyathy. Off at 26-1, Nine Point Nine paid $18.20 and $11.60.Ridden by Martin Garcia, Cuyathy opened up by two lengths approaching the dirt crossing at the top of the lane and showed the way until collared by the winner in the final 40 yards. Off at 37-1, she paid $9.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.13, 44.44 and 1:08.30.First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday, California Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill succes in Nationa Half Marathon l to r Paddy Donoghue, Anne Donoghue, Philomena Gallagher, Sharon McGowan and Linda WardTir Chonaill AC NotesAnother very busy and rewarding week for club athletes and officials. On Saturday Kelly McGrory was a member of the Irish U18 Celtic team that competed in Colynn Bay, North Wales. The Laghey lass gave Ireland maximum points when winning the 400m Hurdles in a new record and impressive time of 64.14secs pushing Rosie Wilson, Scotland and Rhiana Williams into the minor places.Well done Kelly.On Monday morning, 5th Aug., 8.30am start -five club athletes faced the starter in the Rock in Roll-National Half Marathon in Dublin. Well done Paddy Donoghue,M55/96mins 14secs, Philomena Gallagher,F40/96mins 19secs, Linda Ward, F45/97ins29secs,Sharon McGowan, LaterF45/97mins29secs., and Anne Donoghue, F50/98mins 3secs -all excellent times and performances Later on Monday -7.30pm – the club hosted the Gathering 5k in Donegal Town. The race was won impressively by Sane Hayes from Sligo -see results below -Thanks to all the athletes that supported, to the Gardaí, the numerous marshalls, timekeepers, results and hospitality groups a sincere thanks -a most enjoyable night – well done all.Upcoming eventsOn Sunday evening next the annual Mullaghmore 5k run/walk is once again being organised by club stalward Pat McManus.Starting at 5pm, with proceeds in aid of the Hospice, we encourage everyone to come and support one of the most scenic and enjoyable events inn the local calendar.On Sunday week the clubs women’s team will contest the Premier League final in Tullamore. This event is the culmination of National Inter Club Track and Field competition for the season and Tir Chonaill will be pushing for a top three place finish –team will be declard early next week Tir Chonaill AC The Gathering 5k resultsPlace Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 17.14 1320 Shane Hayes SMSligo A C2 18.21 1316 Kieran Callaghan SM Idividua3 18.25 1356 Patrick Martin SM Individual 4 18.35 1305 John Molloy M50+ Individual5 18.44 1312 Kevin Boyle SMIndividual6 18.49 1338 Noel Thomas M40+ Tír Chonaill AC7 19.02 1351 Brian McCabe SM Individual 8 19.53 1326 Philip… Hunter JM Sligo A C9 20.45 1345 Brian Boyle SM London Heathside A.C10 20.56 1339 Pauric McNern SM Bruckless Road Runners11 21.06 1355 Nick North M50+ Individual12 21.32 1308 Robert Gonning SM Individual13 21.49 1328 Deirdre Ward SW Individual14 22.01 1322 Niall Clancy SM MSC Tri15 22.02 1319 Alison O’Sullivan W40+ Individual16 22.10 1302 Bernard McDure M50+ 24/7 Triathlon Club17 22.12 1340 Pat Byrne M50+ Killybegs A C18 22.34 1329 Canice Nicholas SM Tír Chonaill AC19 23.02 1314 Anne Bradley W40+ Individual20 23.11 1317 Bronagh Heverin W40+ Individual21 23.17 1300 Vera Haughey W50+ Tír Chonaill AC22 23.18 1304 Ben Cadman JM Individual23 23.19 1309 Brendan O’Neill SM Individual24 23.25 1301 Jackie Harvey W50+ Tír Chonaill AC25 23.29 1344 Caroline Boyle SW London Heathside A.C26 23.50 1330 Nicola Maguire SW Individual27 24.00 1321 Deborah Dawson SW Tír Chonaill AC28 24.41 1323 Carmel Gormley SW Tír Chonaill AC29 24.42 1347 Donna Furey SW Individual30 25.40 1315 Aidan Kelly SM Individual05 August 2013Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club31 25.49 1352 Hugh McNulty M40+ Individual32 26.18 1331 Mary Martin W60+ Finn Valley33 26.27 1307 Max Cadman JM Individual34 26.57 1346 Majella Cunningham SW Bruckless Road Runners35 27.16 1303 Desmond Brownlie M60+ Lagan Valley36 28.03 1310 Luciana Marcooh SW Individual37 28.08 1318 Berni Molloy SW Individual38 28.13 1341 Billy Broderick M40+ Killybegs A C39 28.20 1311 Janet Boyle SW Individual40 28.55 1353 Dermot Slevin JM Individual41 28.57 1354 Siobhan Gallagher W40+ Individual42 29.05 1325 Patricia Hunter W40+ Individual43 29.06 1327 Trevor Hunter M50+ Sligo A C44 29.06 1313 Bryan Westman M40+ Individual45 29.23 1306 Vanessa Cadman SW Individual46 30.39 1335 Veronica McGinley W40+ Individual47 30.46 1337 Claire Campbell SW Sliabh Liag48 31.11 1342 Marian McBrearty SW Individual49 32.49 1343 Mary Holahan SW Individual50 34.06 1348 Sabrina Quinn SW Individual51 34.06 1349 Fran Duffy SW Individual52 34.53 1324 Joanna Sweeney W50+ Individual53 37.11 1350 Noreen Devlin W40+ Individual54 38.00 1334 Ann Gallagher W40+ Individual55 38.01 1333 Bernie Gallagher W40+ Navan A C56 39.01 1336 Norita McGinley W50+ Individual57 41.07 1332 Angela Watson SW Sliabh Liag1 Donegal athletes at Celtic T/F International in Wales L/r John Kelly, winner U18 Shot Putt, Blathnad Patton winner U18 Triple Jump and Kelly McGrory, winner U18 400m HurdlesTIR CHONAILL AC NEWS: REWARDING WEEK FOR ATHLETES was last modified: August 6th, 2013 by John2Share 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


first_imgAdvertorialThe inside of Patrick Gildea’s new salon.Patrick Gildea Hairdressing love to hear feedback from their valued clients on their salon experience. This is why in order for them to continuously develop they created a system that clients could email them after a visit to give them honest verified feedback. Since the creation of the North West Hairdressing “Centre of Excellence” they have received so many fantastic reviews we felt it would be a shame not to share them with you!Patrick himself is so grateful to all their clients for their feedback.“We are overwhelmed that so many of our clients took time from their busy schedules to provide reviews on their experience, feedback is so important to us because it helps us to improve our client experience every day. We pride ourselves on the experience that we provide our customers and look forward to welcoming them back always,” said Patrick.There were so many great reviews that we found it difficult to choose but here are some of our favourites which have all been verified by Phorest Salon Software: Grace said “I had a great experience today. It was my first time and I know I will be coming to this salon for a long time now after the excellent professionalism the salon has. I was talked through in what I wanted to achieve and I was so happy with the result. This is the first time in all my experiences in various hair salons that I am happy leaving and that’s thanks to the Patrick Gildea team. I can honestly say as I have been to a lot of other salons and never compared to my experience today. Thanks so much again and I will be back real soon.”Anne said “This is my first time in this salon. It’s not just a haircut. It’s an experience”.Emma said “WOW! A Really special salon with excellent staff, delivers a master class in what a salon experience should be.”Maurice said “As always, the Patrick Gildea Team makes the experience both highly professional and enjoyable for the client and I am very impressed with the new Centre of Excellence. It is a pleasure to have my hair styled by the wonderful staff, and it is always great to get a catch up with them every 6 weeks or so”.Rose said “I spend time in Letterkenny every year and have been to the salon a number of times to get my hair done .Today was my first time in the new salon which I must say is fabulous very spacious but comfortable. All of the staff, who dealt with me today made me feel welcome, relaxed and I was given lots of detail re: what would be done with my hair. I was more than pleased with the result and will be back again. It is heartening to get such an experience I work in Customer Service Training in the UK covering a range of businesses and in my experience this is one of the best examples I have seen.” Roisin said “Such a relaxing experience. Felt I was in an exclusive salon in London but it was down to earth without city prices. All the staff were excellent.”Colette said “I found your staff extremely professional during my first visit to your new salon in the summer. I always feel apprehensive going to a salon for the first time but the consultation with your team reassured me and I was encouraged to try lowlights which I absolutely love as they are so subtle but added richness and tone to my colour. My second visit today was a lot more relaxing as I knew I was in capable hands and could trust your highly skilled staff. I will be recommending you to my friends.”Rebecca said “I was given a complimentary consultation on the hair product Nioxin stocked in their salon. The staff explained the range and advised me on the best available for my hair type. Whilst there I opted to have a Nioxin Dermabrasion treatment applied and a blow dry. The salon was buzzing the whole time and what I thought was excellent was not feeling lost which I have felt in other big salons before. That alone will bring me back although so far I am loving the way Nioxin is making my hair feel and look. Definitely recommend it.”Noreen said “Getting my hair done here is an unforgettable experience. Staff are so chatty & friendly while being so professional. I came out of your salon about 10 yrs younger thanks to my stylist’s recommendation. That was on Fri nite last &I have been asked several times since who did my hair. I must also mention that the girl who washed my hair was lovely. Lovely manner. Keep up the good work in there, I will be back!!!” Deirdre said “I always love going to the salon. All the staff are so lovely & professional. With fresh coffee & great magazines. Just a real treat & of course my stylist is fantastic. I always leave feeling a million dollars. Thanks everyone. Deirdre. X”Heather said “When I arrive I do not have to wait very long before I am in the chair & getting down to business, unlike other salons I have used. During the consultation process my stylist actively listens to what I want as well as offering their own professional opinions on what may work but never pushes them and leaves the final decision down to me. The standard of training and experience is evident as from my appointments in the salon I have learned there is a great deal more in achieving the desired shade of “blonde” than just using peroxide! The staff’s interpersonal / communication skills are excellent, they make appropriate conversation but is in no way intrusive or nosey!”Monica said “I love the service, the atmosphere and all the staff 🙂 I have a 1:30 hour return journey to get my hair cut with yourselves, well worth the trip. The new salon is fantastic!”Mary-Francis said “Got my colour and cut today and what a great job, such great hairdressers with lovely personalities who went out of their way to get me lemon for my glass of water and everyone who attended me was lovely. Overall brilliant salon beautiful surroundings very relaxing and most of all best staff in town. Next appointment made Thank you all.”WOW after reading all those amazing reviews, I really want to book an appointment with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing….what about you?PATRICK GILDEA – WHAT THE CLIENTS ARE SAYING! was last modified: November 8th, 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:donegalletterkennyPatrick Gildea Hairdressinglast_img read more

2016 Ohio FFA Convention Session 3 Video Recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net student reporters cover the highlights of Session #3 of the 2016 Ohio FFA State Convention.last_img

Caregiver Mini-Series: 444 Days in the First Year

first_imgThe Phone CallFormer SGT Steve McCoy“Mama, what happened to my daddy?”  My three-year-old son asks from the back seat.It was Easter weekend and we were an hour into our three-hour drive back to my hometown to spend the weekend with my family.  I had just hung up the phone from yet another less than 5-minute phone conversation with my husband who six months prior had left for his second deployment to Iraq.Fighting back the tears of frustration from not being able to remember the last “real” conversation I had with my Soldier, I slapped on my “brave, everything is great face”, looked at both my son and daughter through the rear view mirror and said, “Nothing has happened to your daddy buddy, he just had to go work, but he said to tell you both that he loves you, and he will try to call us back this weekend.”Friday…no phone call, Saturday…no phone call, Easter Sunday…no phone callIt was beginning to feel like forever since I had heard my Soldiers voice and I was more than happy to be woken up before daylight to the sound of my phone ringing.  I was immediately wide-awake, over come with relief and anticipating the sweet sound of him saying, “Good morning baby.” However, as I reached for my phone my excitement quickly turned to dread as I read the number on the caller ID. It was not an “unknown” Iraqi pay-phone number that my husband would sometimes use to call me from, nor was it his satellite phone number.  No, this was a new number, one I had never seen before.I looked at my two babies who were still asleep in the bed beside me, and all of sudden I was reminded of the question my son asked me just a few days before, and with a shaky voice I said “hello.”Caregiver’s Advice to Professionals and Military FamiliesThe time shortly following the injury of a service member is stressful for everyone involved, and as both professional and civilian caregivers it is easy to place our focus solely upon the wounded service member. We must remember however, that the service member is only a part of an entire family system: and while the majority of the focus should be placed on the service member and their recovery, the family members have also in a sense, been wounded.The mental and physical health of the primary caregiver is such an important part in facilitating both recovery and health in the wounded service member, yet it is also something that can be easily overlooked; not only by the professionals who are being paid to take care of the service member but by the caregiver themselves.As professionals, education is key in understanding how to treat not just the wounded service member but the wounded family, and while the suggestions I make may seem simple or insignificant, I am drawing from my own personal experience; the brokenness I felt, the roller coaster of emotions I experienced, and how lonely it felt even though I was in a room full of people.  As I remember the first few days and weeks following my Soldiers injuries, I am reminded that it’s the “little things” that truly mean the most.Be genuine:  One of the first things that seemed to be the most noticeable was how genuine someone was being.  I never wanted to have someone’s pity, however it was extremely obvious when someone was being nice because they had to be.Smile:  I remember looking forward to the smiles of the doctors, nurses and volunteers in the waiting room at Brooke Army Medical Center.  It made me feel safe, it always lifted my spirits, and above all it was typically contagious.Journaling:  Offer this as an idea during conversation to the family member(s).  This may sound silly but there has been research done supporting the idea of keeping a daily journal, especially during times of stress. I kept one while I was with my wounded Soldier and I remember it becoming one of the most valuable tools I had.  A great stress reliever, and while it didn’t alleviate all stress; it did help, and it quickly became my release.  I didn’t write much, and I didn’t even write everyday, actually I didn’t always actually write, sometimes I would just “add a calendar event” on the particular day.  Either way, it helped and even now, 6 years later I will go back from time to time just to reread some of the thoughts.Eating and nutrition:  This may seem like a “no brainer” for many, but nutrition plays such an important role in our stress and anxiety management.  I remember there being days that I wouldn’t eat, especially in the beginning when my Soldier was first hurt.  I didn’t intentionally skip meals I just had way too much on my mind to worry about food.  Lack of eating and nutrition can lead to a host of other mental and physical issues that can further hinder care-taking abilities.  It doesn’t take but a second to check in with the family, or to give a friendly reminder that they too need a “lunch break”.Access to resources:  Make sure the family caregivers of the wounded service member have access or information regarding resources that may be helpful (i.e., Chaplin, therapist, counselors, gym, library, etc.).  Remember that a family may not be from the area of where their wounded service member is receiving care.   Some times just knowing where to go is reassuring enough for some, regardless of whether the information is ever utilized.Check out Part II of the series, The Waiting Room, now! The caregiving mini-series, 444 Days in the First Year, was written by Tabitha McCoy. Tabitha is a contributor to the MFLN–Military Caregiving concentration team and is a former military caregiver to her husband, SGT Steve McCoy. In this mini-series, Tabitha shares her personal story of caregiving, loss, grieving, and transitioning, as well as insight and advice for both professionals and family caregivers as she recounts the 444 days following her husband’s death in June of 2008.Tabitha holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and is currently a graduate student at Valdosta State University where she is pursuing her Masters degree in Marriage and Family.*This post is the first post of the 444 Days in the First Year series.last_img read more

Swim star Schooling ‘really sorry’ for Malaysia jibe

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village “If I offended anyone, I do apologize… that wasn’t my intention,” the 100m butterfly Olympic gold-medallist told reporters, after arriving for the regional Games in Kuala Lumpur.“I’m really sorry for my comments and I definitely didn’t mean it that way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSchooling won Singapore’s first and only Olympic gold medal in 2016 in Rio, while neighbouring Malaysia is yet to produce an Olympic champion.The Texas-based swimmer won nine gold medals at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, but he said he will contest a smaller programme of six events in Kuala Lumpur, including relays. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona “I’ll do my best in all of them. I’m just going to do my best and let the outcome speak for itself. We have two days to prepare so hopefully we’ll put on a good performance in the Games,” he said.“It’s definitely not like training for me. Every race my dad likes to say race fast and that actually holds a lot of ground. There are a lot of great swimmers in the Southeast Asian region so I gotta be the best as I can to make my country proud.”center_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Singapore’s Schooling Joseph prepares to compete in the men’s 100m butterfly semi-final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONSingapore’s Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling has apologized to Malaysians after he raised hackles by promising to “teach them a thing or two” at the Southeast Asian Games.The 22-year-old said he was “really sorry” for his unguarded comments, which made him a target for Malaysian fans. He had earlier insisted the remarks were taken out of context.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to win his 3rd Madrid Open title

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “These are the best tournaments, biggest tournaments we have in our sport, in the ATP, of course alongside the Grand Slams,” Djokovic said. “This is as important and as good as it gets.”Djokovic was in control from the start against his 20-year-old Greek opponent, who had defeated Nadal in the Madrid semifinals and was trying to become the first player to win three tour titles this season.The Serb broke Tsitsipas early in the first set and late in the second to comfortably close out the match at the Magic Box center court, securing his 14th clay title — and 74th overall — without dropping a set.The eighth-seeded Tsitsipas, the tour’s winningest player in 2019 with 27 victories, lacked the intensity and aggressiveness that he showed against second-ranked Nadal and was overpowered by Djokovic. He had beaten Djokovic in Toronto last year in the first meeting between the two players.“He deserved the victory, he played unbelievable. I couldn’t do much,” Tsitsipas said. “Physically I was not there. My legs were not coping with my mind. Completely I could feel the fatigue and this soreness, not just in my legs, but everywhere in my body. I had a tough match last night, so he took advantage of that. I just didn’t have solutions.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season View comments The top-ranked Djokovic earned a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday to join Nadal as the most successful players in Masters 1000 tournaments, moving five ahead of Roger Federer, who is third in the all-time list.It was Djokovic’s second title of the season, adding to his triumph in the Australian Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I feel like this tournament win was very important for my level of confidence because after the Australian Open I wasn’t playing my best, I wasn’t finding the right game and the consistency on the court in Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo,” Djokovic said. “(It’s a) very important time for me in the season, because this gives me a lot of confidence prior to Rome and, of course, Roland Garros, where I definitely want to play my best.”Djokovic will be seeking his second French Open title in June. He now has three Madrid Open trophies, adding to the ones he won in 2011 and 2016. MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Serbia’s Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy as he celebrates winning the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament in two sets, 6-3, 6-4, against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, left down corner, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)MADRID — Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open.Djokovic left the Spanish capital feeling pretty good about his game, too, carrying a lot of confidence into the rest of the clay-court season.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Djokovic didn’t concede a break point on Sunday, earning a crucial one for himself at 4-4 in the second set by returning Tsitsipas’ overhead shot with a backhand winner down the line. He then served out to win the match.The 31-year-old Djokovic, who now has 200 wins against top 10 opponents, had struggled after winning the Australian Open, with his best result since then having been a quarterfinal appearance in Monte Carlo at the start of the clay-court season.He was coming off another confidence-boosting win over an in-form Dominic Thiem to make it to the final in Madrid.Tsitsipas, who will reach a career-high No. 7 ranking this week, won titles in Estoril and Marseille, and reached the final in Dubai, where he lost to Federer. He was beaten by Nadal in the Australian Open semifinals for his best-ever showing in a Grand Slam. The Toronto final, when he lost to Nadal, was his first in a Masters 1000 event.In the doubles final, Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau defeated Thiem and Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-3 for their second Madrid Open title, adding to their 2016 victory.Kiki Bertens won the women’s title on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more