Nimba, Montserrado in a Draw

first_imgNimba County yesterday forced last year’s semi-finalists Montserrado County to a 2-2 draw in their preliminary rounds in the group two of the 2016-2017 National County Sports Meet. However in the kickball encounter between the two counties, Nimba won 6-1.Montserrado took an early lead through inside left Mark Yarkpah who headed the ball into Nimba’s net in the 14th minute. The Mountainous Boys (Nimba) intensified their attacks and in the 22nd minute found the equalizer from the penalty spot.Both sides applied all their efforts thereafter to take the lead but were unsuccessful till the end of the first half. Upon resumption both teams again increased in their respective attacks but had to wait till the 80th minute when Montserrado took the lead 2-1.Silence fell at the Sanniquellie stadium as Nimbaians could not understand the trend of the game but somehow remained hopeful that their boys could avoid defeat. However, some fans expressed their frustration and began to leave the field, with 15 minutes more to go.Throwing caution to the wind, the Mountainous Boys redoubled their efforts and many fans saw that they were determined to avoid the defeat that seemed at the horizon. However Nimba County could not break the ice till injury time when substitute Daniel Tuazama found the equalizer.Early in the first game Sinoe County settled to a 0-0 draw with River Cess, while the girls of Sinoe won 8-1 points in the kickball match. Meanwhile, Nimba Coach Muta Fofana reassured Nimba County’s fans that his boys would make smile in their remaining games. He said first game with Montserrado was tough for his boys because most of the players were playing their first major competitive game, and secondly Mountserrado is not a push over team.However, some Nimba fans criticized the technical team for keeping a player who was not performing well on the field for too long, before replacing him.“We have more talented players on the squad, but they kept them on the bench too long,” said Odesious Dolo. “See what happened, the man who was brought in the last minute was able to find the equalizer.”Other games scheduled for yesterday included two times’ football champions, Grand Bassa County against Gbarpolu County, in both football and kickball in Robertsport and Lofa County Margibi County in Voinjama. Their results were not till press time.The preliminary stage continues on Tuesday, December 6 and ends on Thursday, December 8 in four venues – Voinjama, Sanniquellie, Harper and Robertsports.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

RCMP investing theft from VE Brandl

first_imgFort St. John RCMP is investigating a break in that took place at VE Brandl on Old Fort Road. The break in was reported on Monday, and a silver pick-up was stolen along with a number of tools.The vehicle has since been recovered, but a suspect remains at large.Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.- Advertisement –last_img

Building Resilience One Step at a Time

first_imgRegardless of where we are in life, we can all make small changes and set goals to build our resilience. Changes may be as simple as calling a friend or as complex as developing a new skill.ReferencesHow to build resiliency. Mayo Clinic. Published 2019. Accessed June 26, 2019.The road to resilience. Published 2019. Accessed June 26, 2019.Saletnik L. Building Personal Resilience. AORN J. 2018;107(2):175-178. doi:10.1002/aorn.12067Underferth D. When setting diet and exercise goals, be SMART. MD Anderson Cancer Center. Published 2019. Accessed June 26, 2019. Self-care1, 2Take care of yourself first by eating healthy, participating in hobbies and regular physical activity, and getting plenty of sleepView yourself in a positive light and talk to yourself with careTake time to yourself for relaxation By: Annabelle Shaffer, BS, Master’s candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignWhat is resilience?We often think of resilience as our ability to tough it out through a bad situation alone.1 But, resilience is much more. It is a skill we consciously work to build and it allows us to adapt to undesired situations, such as workplace stressors or the death of a loved one.2 Having resilience also means we don’t attempt to face all of life’s’ challenges on our own, rather, we reach out to friends, family, and professionals for support. Resilience is great, how do we build it?Research shows that resilience is associated with optimism, self-confidence, humor, adaptability, self-esteem, hope, and flexibility.3 Several strategies to build personal resilience have been identified and relate to building and maintaining personal relationships, self-care, and maintaining a positive outlook on one’s professional and personal life.Building and maintain personal relationships1, 2Seek out opportunities to meet new people, such as faith groups, volunteering, or exercise clubsKeep in touch with close friends via electronics or in-person meetingsRemain close with family members and help one another whenever possiblecenter_img Maintaining a positive outlook on one’s professional and personal life1,2Accept that change is a part of living and look for the positives in each changeBe proactive in resolving challenges: create plans to resolve challenges and seek help when neededMove towards your personal and professional goals: always set realistic and achievable goals. Use the SMART goal method4 to ensure you can reach your goals:Specific: Do you know exactly what you are working to achieve?Measurable: Can you consistently measure your progress?Attainable: Do you have the necessary tools, time, and resources to reach your goal?Realistic: Based on where you are at currently, can you actually achieve this goal?Timely: Do you have a starting and ending date? Mark it on your calendar!last_img read more