Support a Belle, Love a Belle, a weeklong program dedicated to providing resources for girls struggling with depression and anxiety, begins today at Saint Mary’s. Senior Meghan Casey, vice president of Student Government Association (SGA), said Support a Belle, Love a Belle draws attention to a sensitive issue for college women. “It is a really important issue on our campus and even more important for us to let the students know that there is support for them,” Casey said. “This is a small campus, so it is so important for us, as student leaders, to promote our resources and promote our sisterhood.” Casey said her job includes making sure students know resources for girls who suffer from anxiety and depression are readily available, and support is always there when students need it. “The SGA door is always open as well,” Casey said. “We want students to know that we can provide a safe place for them.” Senior Maureen Parsons, president of SGA, said many girls are already struggling with depression and anxiety when they enter college, but they do not frequently voice their feelings. “Students don’t realize that they are not the only one suffering because they don’t talk about it,” she said. “We are highlighting these issues with events to show students that they are not alone.” Junior Kat Sullivan, SGA vice president of external affairs, said she hopes these events will encourage people on campus to be more open about these issues. “The big thing we want to emphasize with Support a Belle, Love a Belle week is that at Saint Mary’s, we are part of a sisterhood,” Sullivan said. “I wanted to be involved with these events because I have struggled with these issues myself.” Support a Belle, Love a Belle, which now has a committee of 20 members, has grown greatly since it began last year, Sullivan said. “We are really excited to see how everything falls into place,” she said. With such positive involvement from students, Casey said she hopes the program is able to create a club in the upcoming years. “So many girls are interested, so I think it would make a great organization for years to come,” she said. Having a great support system is key to making this week successful, Sullivan said. “This week will hopefully carry out as we continue the rest of our collegiate careers and even after we graduate,” she said. “It is truly important for girls to recognize that everyone struggles and we are here to support those who need it. We have wonderful resources on campus that everyone should be made aware of.”
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Topics : The government announced on Wednesday it is finalizing a third stimulus package as it reallocated Rp 27 trillion (US$1.8 billion) to fund the healthcare system.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government would reallocate up to Rp 10 trillion from the portion of the state budget that was set for ministries and institutions, as well as Rp 17.2 trillion in funds earmarked for regional administrations.“These resources will be useful for them in handling COVID-19-related issues immediately as part of our broader plan to mitigate the effects of COVID-19,” Sri Mulyani told reporters. The government was currently finalizing the third stimulus package, which would prioritize healthcare services and cash transfers, she added.“However, we are still assessing the scope, mechanisms and the target for the third stimulus but we are in a very flexible mode that allows us to react properly.”Read also: Government allocates $8b to stimulate economy as businesses, workers suffer from COVID-19 impactsIndonesia’s economic growth outlook was expected to deteriorate to around 4.5 to 4.9 percent in the first quarter and may further plunge in the second quarter this year amid weakening economic activities, the finance minister said. Sri Mulyani said that low-income households and individuals working in the informal sector would be given financial assistance. She did not provide further details.“The third stimulus will be prioritized for health care, including hospital needs and medical devices, as well as give people a social safety net,” she said, adding that the government was still evaluating the previous stimulus packages.The first stimulus package, worth Rp 10.3 trillion, was announced Feb. 25. It provided staple needs and mortgage subsidies for low-income families, as well as fiscal incentives for travel-related industries. The second one, worth Rp 22.9 trillion, included individual and corporate tax breaks.Indonesia has 227 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths. Globally, the pneumonia-like illness has infected over 200,000 people and claimed at least 8,000 lives. read more
Published on April 1, 2015 at 1:07 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @SamBlum3 Brittney Sykes knew it had happened again the second she collapsed to the floor.Lying in pain next to the stanchion on the side of the court opposite the Syracuse bench on Jan. 4, her teammates, coaches and the 2,158 fans in attendance all wondered. But Sykes was already certain.“You go eight months rehabbing, you learn who you are. You learn your body,” Sykes said. “Other than me hearing the actual pop that everybody talks about, you know your body. Once it happened, I went into more of a shock and fear.”Sykes came back for Syracuse on Dec. 28 after tearing her ACL and meniscus in March 2014. She spent her summer waking up at 6 a.m. to rehab. She hobbled up to classes with a brace and crutches. She sat anxiously at the end of the bench as Syracuse played its first 13 games without her. And just a week to the day after her return — in the second half on a Sunday afternoon matchup against then-No. 4 Notre Dame — it started all over again.Speaking with reporters Wednesday morning for the first time since, Sykes says the process is the same. She’s doing the same workouts and talking to the same people. Sykes hopes to be back at the start of the 2015–16 season and SU head coach Quentin Hillsman expects her to qualify for a medical redshirt, which would give her two years of eligibility remaining.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She’s a tough kid. It’s really easy for her to just throw it in and give up. But she’s working to get back,” Hillsman said. “… It’s more mental than it is physical at this point. And you have to be a mentally strong person. And she’s that.”A Syracuse billboard featuring Sykes proclaimed her return. But when she came back, a big brace covered her right knee. She struggled, botching numerous layups and free throws. She missed assignments in the back of the zone and scored just seven points on 3-of-13 shooting.After her second injury, her teammates and coaches praised her for being in good spirits. But even Sykes admitted that she sometimes questioned why all of this had happened to her.“It’s kind of a shock to me, you don’t expect that to happen,” Sykes said. “When it happens, you have to take it day by day. That’s what I’ve done. Some days are bad. Some days are good. Some days are my worst. Some days are my best. But at the end the end of the day, I’m a regular person before basketball.”SU guard Maggie Morrison said Sykes took on the role of pseudo coach. She was often the first person to talk when players walked back to the bench from a timeout. She’s not afraid to call players out.When SU started 0-of-17 from 3 against Virginia Tech on Feb. 15, it was Sykes that told her teammates to keep shooting as the Orange pulled off a comeback win.“She’s making the most of it,” Morrison said. “She’s working on her strengths getting back. She’s in the gym more than anybody I know. At the beginning it was probably really rough, but she’s taken a good approach to it.”Lying on the court surrounded by coaches and trainers, Sykes convinced herself she had to stand up and walk off the court. Her mother was in the stands and she didn’t want to scare her.Throughout the second half, Sykes came back out to the bench to watch her team play.When she returned to the bench after her first injury in the 2014 NCAA tournament, her eyes were red from the tears she shed. This time, she was smiling and laughing, but knew all along that everything she had been though was just starting over again.“You gotta think, it’s not just you,” Sykes said. “You’re a part of a team. Of course, in my head I didn’t want to go back out there. But in my heart, I knew that I belonged with my team. They were worried about me. And I was worried about them, more than my own knee.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
Facebook Twitter Google+ Nine Syracuse players earned All-American honors on the Inside Lacrosse Maverik Men’s DI media list released Wednesday morning. The group, led by first-teamers Jamie Trimboli and Brendan Curry, had the most representatives of any program in the NCAA during the shortened season.Joining Trimboli and Curry — who combined for 31 goals and 37 points — was goalie Drake Porter and short-stick defensive midfielder Peter Dearth on the second team and close defender Brett Kennedy on the third-team. Chase Scanlan, Stephen Rehfuss, Jakob Phaup and Tucker Dordevic represented SU on the honorable mention list.The Orange’s first midfield line of Trimboli, Curry and Dordevic, part of what Hobart coach Greg Raymond called the best midfield in the country, helped them finish with the country’s sixth-highest scoring offense. From attack, Scanlan’s seven goals in the season opener provided a spark that led to outbursts of 21 goals against Colgate, a number SU duplicated three weeks later against Hobart.“With our offense, (opponents) kind of have to respect either the middle or the outside,” Scanlan said on Feb. 7. And led by Rehfuss’ 18 assists, SU found ways to facilitate those opportunities and end possessions with goals.Phaup’s 67.9% faceoff winning percentage, the sixth-highest in the NCAA, and 31 ground balls allowed many of those possessions to happen. Dearth scored the Orange’s first goal of the season and forced 11 ground balls, while Kennedy — who transitioned from long-stick midfielder to close defender in the offseason and became the Orange’s top cover defender after Nick Mellen’s week one injury — caused five turnovers and helped limit the one-on-one opportunities Porter (.577 save percentage) faced. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange (5-0), whose season was canceled on March 12 amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, finished No. 1 in IL’s final poll — a spot they rose to after week three and held with victories over Hobart and Johns Hopkins. Comments Published on April 1, 2020 at 11:48 am Contact Andrew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @CraneAndrew read more
The playmaker will now become the latest South American star to join Atlanta, which named Frank de Boer as coach Gerardo Martino’s replacement last month.”I’m very excited to come to Major League Soccer and to join Atlanta United,” Martinez, an Argentine international, told the club’s official website. “The club has shown a lot of trust in me, and I’m looking forward to working with Frank de Boer and my teammates to continue making history at the club.”He conquered Argentina.He conquered South America.But he’s just getting started.Welcome, Pity Martínez pic.twitter.com/2Dpe4tYxFj— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) January 24, 2019Atlanta United vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra added: “We’re excited to announce we’ve secured Gonzalo to a long-term contract with our club.”Recently named as the best player in South America in 2018, Gonzalo is an attacking player who can play wide or centrally. His abilities complement our style of play and we expect him to make a smooth transition to MLS.” Martinez becomes Atlanta’s fourth designated player, and with MLS sides permitted only three on their books it could pave the way for Miguel Almiron to move to Europe.Almiron, a Paraguayan international compared to Gareth Bale by Atlanta United chief Darren Eales, has been linked with Premier League team Newcastle United. Gonzalo “Pity” Martinez has completed his move from River Plate to MLS Cup champion Atlanta United.Martinez was a key player as River beat Boca Juniors to win the Copa Libertadores, scoring the clinching goal for his side in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. read more