The “perfect” freshman

first_imgRec Center fighting stigma of women and weight lifting printWhen Margaret Yung was 17 years old, she took her collapsed sister off the bathroom floor to the hospital, where she was treated for malnutrition. Yung’s younger sister had deprived her body until it was too weak to function properly.Watching her sister develop and recover from anorexia nervosa sparked a thought that would soon become something very real.“Watching my little sister morph from something so happy and beautiful kind of affected me in a negative way,” Yung said. “She obviously saw something that she didn’t like, should I be looking at myself?”Yung said that, even though she saw her sister’s struggle firsthand, she began heading down that same road. Yung said that all of these problems were heightened during her freshman year at TCU, when her parents were no longer there to monitor her eating.“I was ashamed of what I looked like,” Yung said. “I’m in a sorority and all the girls are so amazing and so beautiful. I compared myself to so many other people, and that just kind of wrecked me.”Yung began making excuses for why she was not eating her meals. She said she was able to get away with it for a while because she was always in athletic clothes and her body type was usually on the smaller side.Yung said she originally hoped to walk onto the swim team at TCU but suffered an injury her senior year of high school that kept her from pursuing athletics in college.“It really messed with my head because my identity was so wrapped around swim,” Yung said. “I thought I’d always be fit and it just got to a point where I was like, ‘I’m not a student athlete anymore, what do I do?’”Yung began frequenting the gym more and dropped ten pounds her first semester. She said she remembers being so exhausted that every time she sat down in a car she would “fall asleep like a little kid.”Yung’s mother talked to her about her behavior over fall break. Yung said her mother compared a picture of her at her high school graduation to a recent picture of her taken in college.This helped Yung realize that something needed to change. She said she is grateful for all the people in her life that cut her off before she did anything drastic.“I’m so lucky I had so many people in my life shake me awake and to just look at me and say, ‘You are not doing this the right way’,” Yung said.Licensed master social worker Ali Hankins said college can make or break those who already have eating disorders. Hankins recovered from anorexia nervosa herself and now specializes in counseling adolescent and young adults.“I think the way your brain’s developed at that time, you’re really comparative, so it can be really difficult,” Hankins said. “But I think if you have a supportive group of friends and a noncomparative environment, it can be an asset.”TCU Campus dietitian Lindsey Mathes said 75 to 80 percent of the students she sees struggling with eating disorders faced similar problems in high school. She said most of them had reached a normalized state, but the immense change college brings can often act as a trigger and resurface these problems.Mathes said if you know someone you feel may have a problem or that could potentially be a danger to themselves, call the Counseling and Mental Health Center. Students may report others anonymously if they would not like to get involved.Mathes also said all students are welcome to come into her office. She is more than happy to help anyone who wants to discuss food, dieting, healthy alternatives and more.“If you feel just not great about yourself, go and talk to somebody. It doesn’t have to get that far before you should seek help,” Mathes said. Twitter ReddIt Sophia is a senior broadcast journalism and communication studies double major. She is currently writing and producing stories for TCU 360 and TCU News Now. TCU may become a smoke and tobacco-free campus Sophia Doumani Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ + posts Previous articleThe109: Fort Worth police officer shot; one suspect dead, one in custodyNext articleProvost says adjunct raise aligns with university goals, but won’t happen soon Sophia Doumani RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Margaret Yung after winning first place for the 100 breaststroke in high school. Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Twitter Facebook Winter weather causes health concerns Facebook Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Linkedin Students share stories of discrimination Linkedin ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis ReddItlast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders backs a new Nepalese-language blog Nepal Info

first_img Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Reporters Without Borders is supporting a just launched Nepali-language news blog Nepal Info on http://nepalinfo.civiblog.org which it is hoped will help counter tight censorship in the kingdom.The royal government has continued to censor and harass the Nepalese media, despite the lifting of the state of emergency. A number of initiatives and campaigns have been started to try to break out of the deadlock imposed by King Gyanendra since 1st February 2005, the organisation said.In an editorial, the Nepalese journalists running the blog condemn repeated government and Maoist attacks against press freedom. They are calling on all Nepalese, wherever they live, to speak out.”We are trying to disseminate uncensored news without any political bias. We are also supporting peaceful solutions to the crisis, maintaining human rights and press freedom as the first priority,” the editorial said.Nepal Info is written entirely in Nepalese (Kantipur font) with headlines of articles translated into English. It intends to post news and commentary on the current situation in Nepal.The blog’s journalists are calling on Internet-users to send in comments on the online articles and to send contributions in Nepalese to [email protected] RSF_en The royal government has continued to censor and harass the Nepalese media, despite the lifting of the state of emergency. Reporters Without Borders is supporting a just launched Nepali-language news blog Nepal Info on http://nepalinfo.civiblog.org which it is hoped will help counter tight censorship in the kingdom. NepalAsia – Pacific News News News Help by sharing this information May 29, 2019 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story to go further June 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders backs a new Nepalese-language blog Nepal Info News June 8, 2020 Find out more Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Receive email alerts Follow the news on Nepal May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Complaints from patients double at University Hospital Limerick

first_img TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics University Hospital LimerickCOMPLAINTS from patients about their experience at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) have more than doubled from 281 in 2015 to 600 last year.And, according to Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan, the big rise in patient complaints is very concerning and shows much more needs to be done to address the myriad of problems at the hospital.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan.Pic. Emma Jervis/ Press 22“Figures I received from the HSE show a massive 113 per cent rise in the number of complaints about University Hospital Limerick over the past number of years,” he told the Limerick Post.“Unfortunately this comes as no surprise, given the desperate overcrowding crisis that has plagued the hospital in recent years.“UHL is the most congested hospital in the country, and despite the best efforts and excellent work of staff, nurses and doctors, patients simply aren’t getting the quality of care expected due to the overcrowding crisis at the hospital.”Deputy Quinlivan said he has heard from patients and their families “that the hospital is at breaking point, and I have met with nurses and their union representatives who described the huge stress staff are under at the hospital, and how difficult it is for sick patients to be treated there.“The lack of response from the Minister for Health to the myriad of problems in UHL is shameful.”The Sinn Féin deputy added that more than 2,200 compliments have also been lodged with the HSE about UHL over the past few years, “no doubt reflecting the widespread admiration Limerick people have for the nurses, doctors and staff working in UHL in very difficult circumstances.“It’s incredibly important to recognise the trojan work done by staff at the hospital,” he added.Responding to the increase in the number of complaints, a UL Hospitals Group spokesman said that having appropriate patient feedback and intelligence systems was an essential component of quality assurance.“At UHL, we foster a culture of openness and transparency and we encourage and welcome all feedback. Only by having the fullest possible picture of patient complaints can we take the appropriate action.“In November 2016, we strengthened our complaints system by introducing a new way of reporting complaints at point of contact so that all verbal complaints, no matter how serious in nature, are now captured.   Prior to this, mainly written complaints were being recorded.“The increase in the number of complaints since late 2016 is in part due to the introduction of this system which captures all feedback. We embrace this increase in complaints as an opportunity to improve our services to both patients and their families.”The statement continued that the number of complaints recorded can also be put in the context of overall activity at UHL.“For example in 2017, there were 405 complaints recorded at UHL. In this year, there were approximately 150,000 outpatient attendances, approximately 68,000 Emergency Department attendances, approximately 30,000 inpatient discharges and approximately 37,000 day-case patients.” Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedincenter_img Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsHealthComplaints from patients double at University Hospital LimerickBy Bernie English – June 29, 2019 826 Previous articleLimerick Minor team for Munster Final namedNext article3-year old girl being treated for “minor injuries” after apartment balcony fall Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

Daniel Kagan promu président de Scientist.com

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 Daniel Kagan promu président de Scientist.com WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Daniel Kagan, PhD, appointed President of Scientist.com. As Chief Operating Officer, Kagan applied his years of startup experience to make Scientist.com one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country four consecutive years. Local News Facebookcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articlePosiflex anuncia a certificação Android 10 Google Mobile Services para plataformas de quiosqueNext articleGallagher breaks late tie, Canadiens beat Maple Leafs 2-1 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Three Donegal groups share almost €75,000 in Leader funding

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Three groups in Donegal have each secured funding under the Leader programme to help them improve services and facilities for communities. Each of the groups receives just under €25,000.Drumhome Heritage Society is funding geophysical surveys at two different locations in the Ballintra/Laghey area, Downstrands Family Resource Centre is extended the office facilities at the Dolmen Eco Centre in Portnoo, and Red Hugh’s GAA Club is improving disabled access at Páirc Aodh Rua in Killygordon. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest Previous articleFirst Australian double for Martin HarleyNext articleLetterkenny MD must “look after Manor” – Canning News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – September 13, 2019 center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three Donegal groups share almost €75,000 in Leader funding Pinterest Twitter Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Tough Scottish work health targets set

first_imgTough Scottish work health targets setOn 18 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. HR directors at the Scottish Health Department have placed the health andsafety of staff at the top of its agenda.On 15 April they launched six working groups which will set the minimumoccupational health standards it wants managers to follow within two years.Personnel staff want to cut accidents by 5 per cent a year for the next sixyears and develop a national OH service in the NHS in Scotland within threeyears.HR director of the Scottish Executive Health Department, Dr Gerry Marr,said, “We want to promote occupational health in a more focused way andrecognise that staff need to be supported by the environment they workin.” One group is looking at the number of injuries from old-style needles andthe cost of introducing safety needles.• See Occupational Health magazine, May issue. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Douglas Elliman honors tristate brokers after a chaotic year

first_img Tags From left: Erica Grossman, Michaela Keszler, Maggie Keats, Margaret Harrington and Maria Babaev (Photos courtesy Douglas Elliman)Award ceremonies may look different this year, but for agents in the tristate area, there was much to celebrate.From the Hamptons to Westchester, homes were flying off the shelves in 2020. And although Douglas Elliman held its annual Ellie Awards without a gala — even a virtual one — it still celebrated agents’ accomplishments. Nationally, the brokerage closed $29.6 billion sales — over 46,303 sales and rental transactions — in 2020.In the Hamptons, Elliman closed $2.9 billion in sales, $1.5 billion more than in the previous year. That included 3,425 sales and rentals, up from 1,992.Read moreNYC’s biggest producers, top sellers in 2020 heralded quietlyBay Street Theater buys Sag Harbor shops for new homeDouglas Elliman reports $14M profit, 50% revenue jump in quarter Full Name* Douglas Ellimanhamptons-weeklylong islandThe Hamptonstristate-weeklywestchester county Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Elliman claimed two of the region’s top five residential sales including the $50 million sale of 187 Dune Road in Bridgehampton by Erica Grossman and the $45 million sale of 26 & 32 Windmill Lane in East Hampton by Paul Brennan and Martha Gundersen. Elliman also closed on the East End’s biggest commercial deal of 2020, with Enzo Morabito and Adam Rothman handling the sale of the Water Street Shops in Sag Harbor.The top individual prize based on gross commission income was awarded to Michaela Keszler from the Southampton office, and the award for top team by GCI went to the Atlantic Team of the East Hampton office, led by Justin Agnello, Hara Kang and James Keogh.Justin Agnello, James Keogh and Hara Kang“Undoubtedly, we navigated uncharted waters in 2020 and experienced a market that we’ve never before seen in the Hamptons,” Todd Bourgard, Douglas Elliman’s senior executive regional manager of sales for the Hamptons, said in a statement.In the broader Long Island region, excluding the Hamptons, the brokerage sold 7,896 units amounting to $5.3 billion in sales.Taking home the top individual prize based on GCI for Long Island was Maggie Keats from the Port Washington office, while the award for top team by GCI went to the Maria Babaev Team from the Roslyn office.In Westchester, the firm was involved in two of the top three residential sales in Bedford, as well as the highest sale in Putnam County in the past five years with 15 Kings Dock Road.Margaret Harrington, who had the 15 Kings Dock Road transaction, was Elliman’s top agent by GCI in Westchester. In Westchester, the top team was the Strong Oestreich Elwell Team, while in Connecticut it was the Jennifer Leahy Team.The Strong Oestreich Elwell TeamThe Katonah office grew 35 percent in sales volume year-over-year while the Armonk office grew 72 percent in sales volume year-over-year. In Connecticut, Douglas Elliman’s Greenwich office closed deals on a record $282 million in real estate in 2020, a 34 percent increase in sales volume from 2019.“I am blown away by the talent we have across Westchester and Connecticut,” Michael Fitzgibbon, executive manager of sales for Douglas Elliman’s Westchester and Connecticut Divisions, said in a statement.Contact Sasha Jones Email Address* Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

THE PIONEER WOMEN by JIM REDWINE

first_imgGavel GamutBy Jim Redwine(Week 14 November 2016)THE PIONEER WOMENForty-four miles west of my hometown Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in Ponca City a bronze statue honors the spirit of the women who were vital to America’s western expansion. This Pioneer Woman is depicted striding valiantly forward while leading her child. Her faith and fortitude shine forth.As a child growing up in Pawhuska I remember staring at the statue with my mother, a true pioneer herself, as she recalled how she and her mother had arrived in Oklahoma before there was an Oklahoma and before women could vote. They came in a covered wagon. Women pioneers were and still are the best America has to offer.In between Ponca City and Pawhuska lies the heart of the Osage Indian Nation and the Drummond Ranch. It is a beautiful expanse of tall waving prairie grasses. Nearby, thousands of buffalo (American bison) roam freely on the Nature Conservancy’s thirty-nine thousand acre Tall Grass Prairie Preserve. The Drummond family has operated their ranch for over a hundred years. And about a hundred years ago the immigrant from Scotland who started the ranch was operating a general store he named the Osage Mercantile Company on the corner of Main Street and Kihekah Avenue in Pawhuska. On October 31, 2016 Ree and Ladd Drummond reopened it to the pleasure and wonderment of thousands of the new Pioneer Woman’s fans.If you do not watch The Food Network on television you may not have heard of The Pioneer Woman. However, when Ree published her first cookbook my sister, another pioneering woman, bought a copy of it and gave it to my wife, Peg, for Christmas. It was the beginning of a true FAN-atic following of Ree’s televised life by Peg. Then when it turned out my old friend and classmate, Chuck Drummond, was Ladd’s father and Ree’s father-in-law, Peg was near euphoria. Peg found this out at my 50th high school reunion when Ree hosted the class for breakfast at the Lodge on the Drummond Ranch in 2011.Now, I truly enjoyed the maple-glazed cinnamon rolls and buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy but, since I had never, until then, known about the gracious lady and wonderful cook called “The Pioneer Woman”, I just saw it as a chance to reminisce with Chuck. Peg on the other hand was like a teenager next to Brittany Spears.Fast-forward six years to the gala opening of Ree’s new Mercantile Building. It reminded me of my first visit to Disneyland in 1963. It was exhilarating, fun and very tasty. In the two days my family and several thousand people from Alaska to Alabama bought cookbooks, merchandise and copious helpings of great food Pawhuska was changed forever and for the better.If you are looking to find the Old West in new clothes, buffalo, Native Americans, cowboys, good food and gracious southwestern hospitality, you might want to go visit both of The Pioneer Women who inhabit the old Cherokee Strip of northeastern Oklahoma.2011-ree-peg  “Peg Redwine and Ree Drummond at the Drummond Ranch in 2011” 2016-ree-peg “Peg Redwine and Ree Drummond at The Mercantile Building opening in 2016”center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

first_imgIS IT TRUE that Sportsbook wagering will become available at Tropicana-Evansville starting today at 11:00 am?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that the officials at EVSC should inform the public why did the security breach happened at Harrison High school?Please take time and read our feature articles entitled, STATEHOUSEFILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and LOCAL SPORTS, and OBITUARIES posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted by our reader’s in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? IS IT TRUE we posted the following comment in the City-County Observer on September 10, 2019?  …we posted “IS IT TRUE we were just informed by a credible source that a Harrison High School student was arrested yesterday? …he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun while at school?  …this is a developing story”?IS IT TRUE some of our readers find it interesting that members of the mainstream media didn’t immediately inform the general public about this serious security breach at Harrison High School?IS IT TRUE yesterday we received the following press release from the EPD Media Relations Director,  Sergeant Jason Cullum?  …Sergeant Cullen stated the following: “Evansville Police arrested a 14-year-old high school student on weapons charges on September 9th. A Harrison High School employee contacted police about a recently enrolled student possibly being in possession of a handgun. There were no claims of any threats being made by the student, only that he had a gun.”  “An EPD officer, working with school administrators, immediately removed the student from class and investigated the complaint. During the investigation, the officer found a small-caliber handgun in the student’s pocket. The student was taken into custody without incident.”  “He was placed in a secure youth holding facility on charges of possession of a firearm at school and possession of a firearm by a child.”  “The Evansville Police Department and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation view student safety as a top priority. The ongoing safety partnership between the two organizations resulted in a serious situation being resolved in a professional and timely manner.”IS IT TRUE some of our readers wonder why the officials at EVSC hasn’t sent out a press release explaining why this security breach happened at Harrison High School?IS IT TRUE we give five (5) cheers to members of the Evansville Police Department for resolving this potentially dangerous situation without conflict? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img IS IT TRUE that our Ellis Park “Moles ” just informed us that as of yesterday there has been a change in the role of executive leadership at this historic race track?  …as of yesterday, Jeff INMAN assumed the responsibilities as General Manager of Ellis Park? “IS IT TRUE we been told that the downtown EID (Economic Improvement District) 2020 budget proposes a $10,000 salary increase for the Executive Director? …we hope whoever prepared this budget made a typing mistake? ..we wonder what funding source is this guy salary coming from?  …we also wonder who are the members of the EID (Economic Improvement District) Board Of Directors?last_img read more

Village Bakery appoints manager and NPD lead for new site

first_imgSource: Village BakeryL to r: Florence Roberts, Ashley Dawson, managing director Robin Jones and chairman Andrew TaylorVillage Bakery has promoted two members of staff ahead of the opening of the company’s new super site this summer.Ashley Dawson, who joined the company six years ago and most recently worked in the role of bagel bakery manager, will run the new 140,000 sq ft bakery, which is more than three times the size of the one it’s replacing following a devastating fire in August 2019.As well as housing the company’s headquarters, the new premises will be home to its Baking Academy and Innovation Centre – both twice the size of the original versions – to train a new generation of bakers and develop new products.Florence Roberts, who has been working on developing new products for the company’s gluten-free bakery, Gluten Freedom, has been appointed as group NPD manager.Dawson joined Village Bakery in 2015 as business sustainability and improvement executive. Over the past six years, he has been behind a series of energy and water-saving initiatives to make the company more environmentally friendly, as well as climbing through the ranks to learn every aspect of production.He described his promotion as a “massive privilege”.“[The new bakery] is going to be jam-packed with the best possible equipment which we have sourced from around the world.”Dawson added that the business had a “grow-your-own’ tradition of rewarding people who work hard.”“The vast majority of the supervisors and bakery managers started out as apprentices,” he said. “The three bakery managers all started from the bottom and worked their way up. I think that’s the best way you then know the business inside out because you’ve done every single role.” Source: Village BakeryAn artist’s impression of the new siteRoberts, meanwhile, joined Village Bakery straight from the University of Chester where she graduated with a master’s degree in health and nutrition.“We are raising the bar again with the new bakery and the new NPD centre is fantastic,” she said. “It’s twice the size of the one it’s replacing, and we are aiming to take things to a whole new level.”Chairman Andrew Taylor added: “The appointments of Ash and Floss to these key roles herald the beginning of an even brighter future for the Village Bakery.“They have energy, drive and commitment and they are Village Bakery people to their very core.“Under the fantastic leadership of the Jones family, it has always been a hugely innovative bakery where quality is king.”Major investmentThe business recently announced that it had secured an investment deal to fuel major expansion plans which will create 115 new jobs over the next two years.The Jones family have retained a majority share in the company and the business is still being run by the original management team, headed by Robin Jones, the managing director, and his brother Christien.Their father Alan Jones, meanwhile, is to step down as chairman after 60 years in the industry.last_img read more