ANGELA Powers presented the aims of the Her Rugby

first_imgANGELA Powers presented the aims of the Her Rugby League Association at the latest Saints Business Networking Player of the Month event – sponsored by Oval Broking Insurance Ltd.The Sky Sports presenter told delegates that the objectives of the new body were simple – to promote the game of rugby league by highlighting one of its greatest assets – its women.It is believed that on matchday up to 40 per cent of the crowd is made up of women and children and behind the scenes, especially at community level, clubs rely on an army of women to sell, manage, organise and promote the sport.Dave Hutchinson, Head of Sales and Marketing at Saints said: “Angela delivered a really insightful presentation on Her RLA and its plans for the future. The attendees were fascinated with the progress the Association has made in such a short space of time.“The event was once again populated by business and people from a wide range of organisations and it is clear they continue to see it as an excellent way of enhancing their development. If your business wants to get involved and share its success and best practice at the event then don’t hesitiate to get in touch.”Sia Soliola was awarded the Player of the Month award for May after his superb performances both on and off the field.The next event will be at the end of June and if you want to be involved you can contact Dave on [email protected] or call 01744 455061.last_img read more

THE players and staff had a big session on the fie

first_imgTHE players and staff had a big session on the field today with the lads working in small groups on specific areas of their own positionsThe Derek’s – Hardman and Traynor – worked with the fullbacks to help them understand their roles and how to work the field for kick returns.Tommy M had the half backs for kicking.Paul and Chis had the forwards for ruck plays and lines of running.Ian Talbot had the 9s and Killer (Neil) had the wingers and centres.To get this much work done in the off season at home would take weeks and would be near impossible with the weather we get during the off season so the players and staff get a real opportunity to improve their own ability in their given roles.As much as the games are important and a real test the amount we get to work with the players is real benefit to this trip of a lifetime.The activity of the day was Scuba diving and as you can see all the players had the chance to undertake the activity off the beach at Manly (Shelley beach).The lads had a great time and even took the chance to see small sharks on their travels… it was not for all the lads with some finding it hard to breathe and take to the change but you cannot fault the players’ effort in trying new activities.The lads will have a double day tomorrow with a 7am start and evening session.The next game is on Saturday against Penrith at the Centrebet Stadium (Kick Off to be confirmed at 6.30pm local time).Hope you are enjoying the blog COYS.For all the latest on the Academy Tour, click here.last_img read more

Watch I will continue to convince everyone with my energy – Muscat

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Prime Minister and Labour Leader Joseph Muscat has said that with two weeks until voters go to the polls, he will not stop for one hour from convincing people, he will instead continue to convince everyone with his energy.Muscat was addressing a political activity in Żebbuġ Gozo, in which he explained that the Nationalist Party wants to convince the public as if there are no elections coming, however the Labour Party is detemined to continue to work and convince people.“The Nationalist Party is afraid of these elections”The Labour Party leader questioned why the Nationalist Party is not interested to debate about different topics. He said it was usually the other way aound in an election with the governing party being more afraid for the mid-term elections.He mentioned how the PN did not issue enough candidates for local councils especially in the south of Malta and also in Gozo.“Nationalist MEPs voted against Malta”Joseph Muscat then points out that for several times the Nationalist MEPs voted against Malta in the Parliament. He explained how the opposition MEPs tried to create fear that the European Union could intervene in Maltese issues like tax and abortion. He said that this is not true because the government decides on this. Muscat recalled the brochure that were sent by former PN leader Simon Busuttil, saying that the Maltese Government is to decide and not the European Union.Joseph Muscat said that the Nationalist MEP’s voted against Malta on a paragraph stating that the tax system in Malta is not in line with the European standards.“Collect your voting document and go and vote”Muscat appealed to voters to go and collect the voting document. He urged the public to vote for all the PL candidates.WhatsApplast_img read more

I received a phone call from a mother stigma drove her son

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Mental Health Commissioner John Cachia said that he knew of a case in which a boy committed suicide due to the stigma he was facing. Cachia said he learnt about this after being told by the boy’s mother during a telephone call.Dr Cachia spoke about this particular case during the annual conference of the Maltese Association of Psychiatry (MAP) regarding the prevention of suicide and self-harming behaviour.The Commissioner remarked that he received this phone call recently and that it was about a boy who committed suicide last year. He committed suicide because of the stigma his aunt was facing as she was a patient an Mount Carmel Hospital.Cachia said that the boy got disheartened when he heard others speak about his aunt. This prevented him from seeking help for himself. Cachia also said that the boy’s mother described him as someone who would stay alone at home without speaking to anyone.Commissioner for mental health gets over 10 requests a week – FearneCachia made reference to an appeal recently made by a group of youths to end the stigma revolving around suicide. He  appealed to mental health professionals to keep their social responsibility in mind and he appealed to the media to report on suicide in a manner which reduces the stigma about it while at the same time reducing the number of cases.MAP President Dr Nigel Camilleri stated that the media should report on cases of suicide. He said that this helps families with closure psychologically.Richmond Foundation COO Daniela Calleja Bitar mentioned a case involving a five year old boy who asked his father why there are people who take their own life. His father said that he doesn’t know. The father spoke to Calleja Bitar after reflecting on the conversation he had with his son and he said that children should be taught more about mental health.Psychiatry Chairperson Dr Anton Grech also made an intervention during the conference. Grech spoke about the situation in Mount Carmel Hospital. He said that the service offered is adequate unlike the state of the building. He also mentioned that there still exists a false stigma that if people seek help they will end up in this hospital.If you’re feeling depressed, anxious, or are facing a problem which you’d like to talk about, you may contact:, Aġenzija Sapport, Sedqa, OASI Foundation, or Richmond Foundation.WhatsApplast_img read more