NUR, the resilience team

first_imgIqra Ismail explains what hard What is it get into a team to be woman, muslim and dark skinned. “My kit is different. My religious convictions prevent me from wearing shorts and things like that. It’s something i have to always explainBecause I play soccer, but I also understand that I am a little different from the other players. It is not a big difference; it’s more like a little lack of communication that occurs sometimes and reminds me that I’m not like everyone else, “he tells FIFA.. She, somali at heart and with nationality English, founded NUR to avoid situations of this type. “We saw the great interest that the project had aroused. And it did not stop growing. It started with 15 girls, then there were 18, 23, 40 … It grew exponentially, in a way you never would have imagined, “adds Ismail, who has the FA’s Level 1 Coach License.As a marked challenge Since she was a child, when many people told her that I couldn’t play soccer, Iqra Ismail has set out cchange childhood and youth of all those ethnic minority women who love soccer like her. “It’s very important in thes lower categories, from the sub-10, sub-13, sub-16, or even in children under six and eight years. This idea, as well as a passion for soccer, must be instilled in them from a very young age. I want to tell you from a very young age: ‘You know what? If football is your passion, don’t quit. “” sentence this somali, that currently studying a degree in Sociology and Psychology and who leads resilience in English women’s football. “If you are a Muslim woman, you have more restrictions and you face more stereotypes,” so explains to FIFA Iqra Ismail, a Somali player born in England, the great barriers that you have faced to play football. She, what like Muslim woman has to fight those stereotypes not only in your own community, but also in the rest of the world. “The Women’s Football it is growing, yes, but let’s be honest: it is mainly growing among the white community and those with more privileges and resources, “denounces Ismail, who has founded NUR (‘Never Underestimate Resilience’ – ‘Never underestimate resilience’), a black women’s soccer team and ethnic minorities (BAME: Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority People).last_img read more

Batangas snares first MPBL crown

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 “The intensity, the willingness of players to play was there. They didn’t want to go back to Batangas,” said coach Michael Tan. “If we’ll return, it will be for the motorcade already.”It was a fitting ending for the Batangueños, who only lost twice this conference and have been on top for the whole conference.Llagas finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds for Muntinlupa, while Moralde got 14 and seven in the defeat.The Scores:BATANGAS 68 — Rogado 14, Quinto 12, Varilla 10, Teodoro 9, Eguilos 7, Santos 6, Acuna 5, Olayon 4, Villamor 1, Grimaldo 0, Alvarez 0, Pasculado 0.MUNTINLUPA 66 — Llagas 19, Moralde 14, Reverente 12, Mangahas 11, Ylagan 7, Jaime 3, Apreku 0, Vergara 0, Stevens 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Donaire: I’m peaking physically, in terms of experience LATEST STORIES Tanduay Batangas Athletics. Photo from MPBL FacebookTanduay Batangas Athletics showed tremendous poise in the end game and nipped the Muntinlupa Cagers, 68-66, in Game 4 of the 2018 Anta Rajah Cup Finals to become the inaugural Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) champions Thursday at Muntinlupa Sports Complex.The Athletics won the battle of attrition in the final minute as Jaymo Eguilos drained the go-ahead jumper, 67-65, with 58.9 seconds remaining before making it a three-point game with a split in the last 18.2 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentscenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Quarters: 16-12, 43-28, 54-47, 68-66. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Cagers, though, stayed in the game and came within two, 68-66, after a split from the stripe from Dave Moralde in the last 14.9.Tey Teodoro failed to seal the deal for Batangas as he botched both of his charities in the ensuing play, but Muntinlupa center Pari Llagas also missed a chance to force overtime after misfiring on both of his freethrows with 1.2 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMoncrief Rogado topped the all-out attack for the Athletics with 14 points and four rebounds, while Bong Quinto got 12 and three off the bench.Paul Varilla just missed out on a double-double with his 10-point, 9-rebound performance for the Athletics.last_img read more

First Time for Capitol to Produce Democratically Elected President, VP

first_imgUnity Party standard bearer Joseph N. Boakai and Coalition for Democratic Change standard bearer George M. Weah are in a 2nd-round election to decide who becomes President of LiberiaFor the first time in Liberia’s modern multi-party democracy, Liberians will elect their 24th President from between two contenders, both of who work at the Capitol, home of the National Legislature.At 12 noon on January 16, 2018, it will be another history making moment when either outgoing Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai or Senator George Manneh Weah may take the oath of office in these important words: ‘I, [full name] do solemnly swear…’The two runoff candidates are members of the Senate and interestingly assemble every Tuesday and Thursday in the same Chamber; VP Boakai as President of the Senate and Mr. Weah as Senator for Montserrado County.In fact, the election of one of these top two presidential contenders from the Senate was long predicted during the opening ceremony of the 53rd Legislature by Bomi County District #1 representative-elect Edwin Melvin Snowe.That statement was further buttressed by then Speaker of the House of Representatives Alex Tyler, when he recommended (but failed) that an amount of US$1 million be allotted to each of the 73 electoral districts to complement the US$200,000 budgetary allocation to each of the 15 statutory districts as County Development Funds.Some members of the Lower House, months later, in pursuit of similar presidential ambitions, started making monthly financial contributions towards the formation of a new political party. Thus the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) was created, and by fate was included in a three-party coalition that included the National Patriotic Party and Congress for Democratic Change.With that development, the now Senjeh District Representative-elect Edwin Snowe’s prediction was all but complete, especially when George Weah joined the Senate in his 2014 Special Senatorial Election win.Now that the 2017 presidential and representative election results are pointing to a runoff between the President of the Liberian Senate, Mr. Boakai, and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Youth and Sports, Mr. Weah, the Senate Chambers will either be missing two Senators, or their president in Vice President Boakai.VP Boakai is going to the run-off with outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Emmanuel Nuquay as his running mate, and they are fighting an all-or-nothing battle. If they win, they occupy the highest offices in the land. If they lose, they simply go home.On the contrary, Sen. George Weah and his running mate Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, who chairs the Senate Committee on Education and Public Administration, have the good fortune of “job security” on their side. For them, it is a win-win situation.  If they lose, their senatorial seats await them. But if they win, they ascend to the highest offices in the land as Liberia’s first professional athlete-turned president (Weah) and the nation’s first woman Vice President and President of the Senate (Howard-Taylor). Howard-Taylor will also be the first former First Lady to hold either position.Meanwhile, a renowned political commentator has disputed claims that the turnover of power to a new democratically elected leadership will be the first since 1944. “That is dangerously erroneous and far from the truth; firstly, there was no such an event as multi-party elections, nor was there the inclusion of youth or women if there was such; so whatever happened at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia in the name of transfer of power from President Edwin Barclay to William V. S. Tubman was more symbolic than democratic,” our source, who begged anonymity, asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Province slashes $1.4M grant for School District 60

first_imgBut, school District #81 in Fort Nelson says they used all of their Annual Facilities Grant, and were depending on the previously promised funds.In a letter explaining their situation, Board Chair Linda Dolen writes, “We now have to find these funds from within our operational funds, there is no doubt this will directly impact services to students.”Now, as for School District 60, Boyd says the board hasn’t had a chance to meet and discuss the implications of this large funding cut. He says the grant isn’t included in their $52 million operating budget. But, he says because this grant has been axed, the board might consider dipping into the district’s operating budget.However, MacDiarmid says the Ministry will work with school boards in the event of an emergency.Advertisement [asset|aid=1832|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=264398bd9c8326f86e5b99ef2d6f8d14-Margaret Macdiarmid 1_1_Pub.mp3]The Annual Facilities Grant provides funding for routine maintenance work for things like heating or cooling systems or roofing repairs.As a result of this cut, MacDiarmid says, some workers might be laid-off because there isn’t any work in the school.But, she says this cut will not affect janitorial work, or interfere with H1N1 preventative initiatives. The School District 60 is facing a major funding cut that could delay maintenance initiatives in schools across the district.The province announced to school districts across the province that their Annual Facilities Grant will be cut.Secretary Treasurer Doug Boyd says that means the School District 60 will be losing $1.4 million dollars.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1831|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=264398bd9c8326f86e5b99ef2d6f8d14-Doug Boyd 1_1_Pub.mp3]School boards across the province are fighting back, saying the decision was made without consultation with the Boards of Educations or the BC School Trustees.Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says school boards were told last week to begin using money from their reserves.Advertisementlast_img read more

22nd Annual Mile Zero Cruisers begins today in Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Classic cars, hot rods, and other unique vehicles will be arriving in Dawson Creek today for the 22nd Annual Mile Zero Cruisers Summer Cruise.The event takes place over three days, as hundreds of participants from across the Peace Region show off their pride and joys. Cars will be arriving at the Dawson Co-Op this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to register, as well as provide a sneak peek at some of the cars that will be on display all weekend.Saturday, events begin in earnest with the Mini Show’n’Shine at Brown’s Chevrolet at 9:00a.m., before the Cruisers Poker Run kicks off from Pioneer Village at 11:00.- Advertisement -One of Northern BC’s largest displays of internal combustion made beautiful begins on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. This year’s show’n’shine will see cars parked across nine city blocks of downtown Dawson Creek, before prizes are handed out at the Mile ‘0’ marker at 2:30 p.m.Admission for those bringing their vehicle to the show’n’shine is $25.00, or $60.00 for all the of the weekend’s events. Admission to the show’n’shine for the public is free.last_img read more

Four South Peace organizations receive gaming grant funding

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier announced that four organizations in the South Peace have received $53,000 in funding from the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.The Chetwynd Electric Eels Swim Association, Dawson Creek Curling Club, South Peace Art Society, and the Dawson Creek Speed Skating Club are together receiving the grant money.“These local organizations are invaluable members of our community,” said Bernier. “I’m proud to see our government supporting these clubs where local residents can come together to stay active and find a sense of belonging with their peers.”- Advertisement -The grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture category of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.Organizations interested in applying for community gaming grants can find information and applications at read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Here we are again. It’s January. It’s January 2016.The new wave of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ will have started as people set out to undo the Christmas excess and ‘finally’ reach their goals.If I have seen one ‘New Year, New You’ meme, I must have seen a hundred.Every year it is the same thing; motivating posts, detoxes, weight loss shakes and workout programs that seem to get shorter each year. Let’s face it, if these actually worked we wouldn’t be back here again, repeating the same old mantra: ‘This year is my year.’Yet with all these options available, statistics show us that 90% of New Year’s Resolutions won’t make it to the end of January.The reason for this is that the goals that people set are end-goals.For example, It is very easy to say that you want to lose 2 stone.Actually losing the 2 stone is the hard part.What are you going to do to actually lose the 2 stone?Have you thought out that part? Do you know the path that you need to take in order to succeed in the goal that you have in mind?Without a clear path you could end up spinning your wheels regarding your goals.So what do we do?Don’t worry, I am going to give you some simple tips that will help to keep you motivated as you set out.Here’s what I want you to do.Take out your calendar and plan out the next few weeks on it regarding your exercise and your nutrition. Mark in any events that you have coming up that might set you back slightly from your overall goal.Once you know they are there, you can prepare for them in advance.Don’t worry about a weight stall that week, or even a slight gain, that is to be expected if you have an event like a wedding or a birthday in the middle of your plan.The main thing to remember is that once it’s over, it is time to get back on track and stay focused.Now on the calendar, set yourself smaller mini-goals that you can work towards.Once you have your main goal in mind, allow enough time to reach it. For example, 2 stone is 28lbs.If you allow for 1 lbs weight loss per week, that’s 28 weeks to reach your goals.Please don’t flinch at the thought of 28 weeks and think of it as a long time, it really isn’t.This is why we are going to set mini-goals in-between to help keep you motivated.So, instead of saying that you want to lose 2 stone, let’s say that by the end of January, you will have 5lb off.If we are allowing for 1lb weight loss per week, that leaves you 1lb over your target.You have just achieved a small win.Winning keeps motivation high.The next goal can be something else.Take out a pair of jeans that are a bit snug.Hang them up in plain sight and make them fit over the next 4 weeks.If you succeed, along with a weight loss win, you now can fit into a pair of jeans that you probably had given up on.Another small win to keep your motivation high.Your goal could be to exercise 4 times each week, not only will this help with your weight, but it will also improve your fitness and your health.This system is not a quick fix. It is not intended to help you to lose a large amount of weight in a short period of time, but rest assured, if you start making small changes like this, not only will you lose weight, you will be more likely to keep it off.These small changes can help you to breed new habits and because you are allowing a suitable time frame to adjust to these changes, you are more likely to succeed in keeping them.It will take slightly longer to achieve your goals, but you will achieve them and along with achieving them you will have achieved numerous mini goals along the way.If you have been doing the same thing for a while now and it isn’t working, try stepping outside your comfort zone and try something new.You might just love it.#TrainSmartTo keep up-to-date with tips and information on how to stick to your goals in 2015, check out my page through the link below. RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HOW ‘NEW YEAR, NEW YOU’ WILL FAIL YOU was last modified: January 3rd, 2016 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)Tags:donegalemmet rushefailed resolutionsfitnessnew year new youlast_img read more


first_imgAll-Ireland winner Martin McHugh has shocked thousands of Donegal GAA fans by tipping Dublin to beat Donegal at Croke Park next Sunday.The well-known pundit was asked to give a one-word answer on who would march on and meet Kerry in the All-Ireland Final during last night’s Sunday Game on RTE One.And the Kilcar GAA analyst agreed with fellow commentators Kevin McStay and Jason Sherlock when asked the magic question by RTE’s Des Cahill. McHugh who also tipped Kildare to be too strong in the quarter final against Jim McGuinness’s side.The commentator, who played a huge part in Donegal’s All-Ireland victory in 1992 and whose son Mark plays for the team, didn’t give any reasons for his choice.But the decision will shock thousands of fans across the county who are preparing to get behind their side with less than a week to go before the county’s biggest game for years.Jim McGuinness and his side will remain unaffected by McHugh’s surprising choice – instead preferring to remain focussed on Sunday’s game. The panel spent the weekend in Redcastle building team morale and discussing tactics ahead of the sold-out encounter.EndsEndsDONEGAL LEGEND SHOCKS FANS AFTER TIPPING DUBLIN TO MARCH ON TO FINAL was last modified: August 22nd, 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:Martin McHughRTESunday Gamelast_img read more


first_imgIT makes you wonder what sort of person would do this – sentence these four innocent kittens to death.But that is what happened in County Donegal.Their owner took them to a vet here in the county and asked for them to be put down. The case shocked both the vet – and animal welfare officers.Thankfully the vet refused to put them to sleep and called in officers from the local charity ‘Animals In Need Donegal’.The Donegal Town charity says it is horrified that anyone would consider putting the animals down, without even trying to find new homes.“The four brothers were taken to the vet to be put to sleep purely because the owner couldn’t be bothered finding new owners,” said a spokesperson. “They the are super friendly and petted and the innocent victims of lack of neutering.”If anyone can offer a loving home, contact Animals In Need in Donegal Town.The cat helpline is 087 7644420.SAVED! THE FOUR GORGEOUS KITTENS SENTENCED TO DEATH was last modified: August 22nd, 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) Tags:animals in needDonegal Townkittenslast_img read more


first_imgNEIL LENNON WELCOMES JIM MCGUINNESS TO PARKHEADNEIL Lennon has insisted Jim McGuinness can help Celtic’s players at all levels – and still manage Donegal.And the Armagh man revealed at his Friday press conference that Celtic’s majority shareholder Dermot Desmond was behind the recruitment of the Glenties man.McGuinness has taken a part-time role with Celtic, it was announced earlier today. Said Lennon: “Dermot made me aware of Jim’s position and made the introduction.“We had a long conversation about both sports and sport in general and there is stuff I can learn from him (Jim) and there is stuff he can learn from us so it is a win-win situation.“Jim has a skill set that we don’t have here, in terms of the psychological side of the game. It is a huge part of sport.“He will player profile the younger players, look at their strengths and weaknesses, study their background and their state of mind. “He will not be able to coach, he is not a qualified football coach but he does know sport and has excelled in his own sport.“So the cross to football will not be a problem.“He will predominantly work with younger players but if I feel there is a first-team player that would benefit from Jim’s skill I would have no hesitation in using him.“It will have no effect on what he is doing at Donegal.“He will probably initially come in two days per week and we will take it from there.” McGuinness said earlier: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for me on an individual level and I’m very thankful to Neil Lennon for giving me this chance and bringing me into the club.“Obviously I work in amateur sport and the opportunity to work in professional sport in any capacity is a wonderful chance for me and one I’m very looking forward to. My role will be based on developing the younger players in the club, development and Academy players that are Under-20 and that level.“It’s really about trying to work on every single one of the players on an individual level, trying to develop them in several areas, something I have experienced often in the past.“You are really looking to create a finished product that is good enough to be pushing for the first team and creating a stronger squad at the club. We will hopefully look at every single player as an individual project and move them forward as best we can.” NEIL LENNON: JIM CAN WORK FOR DONEGAL GAA AND CELTIC was last modified: November 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:NEIL LENNON: JIM CAN WORK FOR DONEGAL GAA AND CELTIClast_img read more