Panel explores body image, eating disorders

first_imgStudents gathered in the Student Center on Wednesday night to hear panelists discuss struggles with body image as part of Love Your Body Week at Saint Mary’s.Junior Sam Moorhead, Social Concerns Committee chair for the Student Government Association, said the idea of having a panel present at Love Your Body Week was inspired by the positive results of a panel at Support a Belle, Love a Belle week in the fall.“Essentially it is to promote dialogue on issues that are so seldom talked about,” Moorhead said. “Throughout the school year we have one week where we focus on body related issues … [and it] is such an important issue that so many people struggle with but not many people talk about.”Junior Mackenzie Woods started the night by sharing her experience with anorexia. She named her eating disorder “Ed” and said that Ed chose her.“Ed is the voice that lives inside me, pushing me to embody perfection in its most extreme form,” Woods said. “You could say I was destined to develop an eating disorder from early on. The eating disorder was never something that I chose. Quite the contrary, in fact, Ed chose me as one of his victims.”Woods said she was determined to be the best anorexic. But eventually she made the choice of life over death and a healthy life over Ed. Woods recovered five years ago and has stayed healthy with the help of family, friends and her faith. Ed was a gift, Woods said.“It may seem strange that anyone would want to toy with death and experience such loss and pain,” she said. “However, in my mind Ed was a gift.“He was much less about food and the desire to be thin and much more about my emotional, spiritual, mental and creative hunger. He was a disguised opportunity for me to learn more about myself and the inner strength I never knew I had.”Woods is in the process of creating a chapter of Project HEAL at Saint Mary’s. HEAL stands for Help to Eat, Accept and Live. Project HEAL sponsors a scholarship program for people who cannot afford treatment.“I’m hoping to raise awareness of eating disorders on campus,” Woods said. “I’m hoping to really get people talking about them because it’s often taboo and under the rug.”Junior Abby Roggemann shared her emotional and ongoing battle with anorexia. Roggemann said her best friend ¾ her eating disorder ¾ became her worst enemy.“Once I realized how good I was at starving myself, it got out of control quickly,” she said. “I never thought an eating disorder could happen to me, but it can happen to anyone.“I was counting every single calorie that entered my body. It felt so good that I just couldn’t stop. It was a rude awakening when I had to admit to myself that I had a problem. I couldn’t go any longer and was scared for my future.”Roggemann said the road to recovery is a continuous journey. There is no fast fix or cure-all for an eating disorder.“I want to give you an ending with rainbows and unicorns and glitter but it’s my story, its not over yet and it wont be for a really long a time,” Roggemann said. “I’m still not really sure what the term recovery means.“Honestly I’m not recovered, but I hope my constant work will help my disordered thoughts and behaviors grow farther and fewer. There is no fast fix or cure-all for an eating disorder.”Sophomore Bridget Dedelow, who has cerebral palsy, discussed her body image issues as well. Dedelow said she noticed something was “off” with her when she was six years old.“People everyday compare themselves to models and actresses and in high school I did the same,” Dedelow said. “But when I looked in the mirror I didn’t see anything. I didn’t see confidence, I didn’t see a good body image, I basically saw nothing.“And I was basically angrier at that time. Angry for having something this thing that I couldn’t really control, angry for being awkward around other people, angry for other people that were being constantly reminded that they were normal and I wasn’t and angry at the scars that were on my body. “Dedelow said it was not until she came to Saint Mary’s that she began working on her own body image. She said her story is still ongoing with the help of supportive friends and family.“I learned to talk about my feelings instead of hiding them,” Dedelow said. “My favorite Beatles quote is ‘Tomorrow may rain but follow the sun.’”Moorhead said the event was great because she was able to hear personal Saint Mary’s stories.“It was obviously such a great experience for the people here and them because it takes so much courage and I’m so proud of them for doing it,” Moorhead said.A mass in Le Mans followed the panel. The chosen passages related to God’s image and body image in some way.“We have not had a mass in the past, but being a Catholic women’s college we thought we should add faith to it and the week,” Moorhead said. “We decided to have that faith component because a lot of people rely on faith in order to get them through their struggles so we thought this was a great opportunity to do that.”Tags: anorexia, Love Your Body, Love Your Body Week, Project HEAL, saint mary’s, SMClast_img read more

JP Morgan Tied to Bulker Purchase

first_imgJP Morgan Global Maritime is said to have set sights on buying the 2012-built Supramax bulk carrier Ocean Symphony.The company allegedly entered into a sub-sale agreement with Japan-based United Ocean Group, according to information provided by VesselsValue.Once the transaction is completed, the 58,100 dwt Ocean Symphony will be bought for USD 15.2 million.Currently, the market value of the 32,311 gross ton bulker stands at USD 16.06 million.Featuring a length of 190 meters and a width of 32.3 meters, the ship was built at Tsuneishi Cebu shipyard in the Philippines.Earlier this month, World Maritime News reported that JP Morgan Asset Management raised USD 480 million from insurers and pension funds aimed at investing into distressed shipping assets. The fund sparked considerable interest as the shipping sector proved to be one of the sluggish ones abounding in cheap assets.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Tatis’ stellar catch, Machado HR lift Padres over Astros 5-3

first_img Fernando Tatis Jr. made two spectacular plays at shortstop, Manny Machado hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres got a lockdown performance from their bullpen to beat the Houston Astros 5-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.The Padres, who got to nemesis Zack Greinke in the fourth inning, have won seven straight, all against the two Texas teams. The Astros have lost three straight. They came in on an eight-game winning streak.Tatis retreated into left field and jumped to rob George Springer of a hit for the second out of the eighth inning. Springer couldn’t believe it, and reliever Craig Stammen (3-1) clapped for the 21-year-old star.Tatis then led off the eighth with a single to shallow right-center off rookie Enoli Paredes (1-1), and Machado followed with a shot to right-center, his eighth.The Padres weren’t able to add on to their “Slam Diego” power display of the past week. On Saturday night, they became the first team in big league history to hit five grand slams in six games. They were also the first to hit a grand slam in four straight games, a streak started by Tatis on Monday night at Texas and continued by Machado with a walkoff grand slam Wednesday night at home against the Rangers.The Padres never loaded the bases Sunday.In the fifth, Tatis made a spinning stop of Jose Altuve’s grounder to start an inning-ending double play.After rookie Adrian Morejon allowed three runs before getting the second out of the game, the Padres held Houston scoreless the rest of the way.Stammen pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings for the win. Emilio Pagán, the Padres’ sixth pitcher, worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save in six chances.Greinke kept the Padres off-balance until the fourth, when they broke through to tie the game at 3. Tatis hit a leadoff single for San Diego’s first hit and scored on Eric Hosmer’s double into the right-field corner. Wil Myers walked and rookie Jake Cronenworth singled to right to bring in Hosmer.Greinke complained about the mound, and the game was delayed so the grounds crew could work on it. Due to coronavirus protocols, all the players had to leave the field, although Greinke returned after a few minutes and was showing the workers what to do. Greinke then sat down cross-legged on the grass behind the mound while the workers smoothed the dirt.When play resumed, Jurickson Profar’s grounder scored Myers to tie it.The Astros jumped on Morejon for three runs in the span of the first four batters. Springer drew a leadoff walk and scored on Carlos Correa’s one-out single. Kyle Tucker followed with a two-run homer to left-center, his third.Greinke allowed three runs and four hits in six innings, struck out four and walked two. He came in 13-3 with a 2.37 ERA against San Diego in 25 career starts.Morejon was on a pitch limit, so he was lifted with two outs in the second after throwing 36 pitches. He allowed three runs and three hits, struck out three and walked one in 1 2/3 innings. Associated Press Television News Written By LIVE TV First Published: 24th August, 2020 10:45 IST COMMENTcenter_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 24th August, 2020 10:45 IST Tatis’ Stellar Catch, Machado HR Lift Padres Over Astros 5-3 Fernando Tatis Jr. made two spectacular plays at shortstop, Manny Machado hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres got a lockdown performance from their bullpen to beat the Houston Astros 5-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.last_img read more

Napoli take first winter title since Maradona’s days

first_imgROME (AP): Napoli are halfway to their first Serie A title since Diego Maradona led the club to the 1990 championship. Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Napoli routed promoted Frosinone 5-1 yesterday to earn the southern team the Italian league’s symbolic “winter title”. Through 19 rounds of the 38-match season, Napoli hold a two-point lead over Inter Milan, who were beaten 1-0 by Sassuolo earlier with a last-minute penalty to surrender the lead. The winter champions have gone on to win Serie A nearly seven out of every 10 seasons. “We’re still not sure what we’re capable of,” Napoli’s first-year manager Maurizio Sarri said. The last time Napoli earned the mid-term honor came in 1990. “Being winter champion means nothing. It means something when you’re champion in May,” Higuain said. “We’ve got to stay calm now because there are still five months to go and we want to continue this way.” Fiorentina are third, three points behind, after losing 3-1 to Lazio on Saturday. Also yesterday, it was: Atalanta 0, Genoa 2; Bologna 0, Chievo Verona 1; Torino 0, Empoli 1; and Hellas Verona 0, Palermo 1. In an entertaining match at the San Siro, both Inter and Sassuolo produced numerous chances and goalkeepers Samir Handanovic and Andrea Consigli were superb. Inter threatened early with Mauro Icardi and Adem Ljajic, then Simone Missiroli and Nicola Sansone were dangerous for Sassuolo. Handanovic tipped a free-kick from Sansone over the bar and Consigli made an extraordinary diving save to swat away a shot from Ljajic before the break. Inter substitute Rodrigo Palacio had a clear look in the 79th, but his effort was cleared off the line by defender Federico Peluso. Miranda’s decisive foul came after an error by fellow center back Jeison Murillo. Berardi then calmly beat Handanovic, improving to a perfect 6-for-6 on penalties this season. Having been beaten by Lazio before the holiday break, Inter has now lost two consecutive home matches in Serie A for the first time since May 2013. Sassuolo are sixth, 10 points behind Napoli.last_img read more

Emotional Parks remembers father after San Miguel Alab triumph: ‘Dad, we did it’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Night of routs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Dad, we did it,” said Parks, who was named Finals MVP after Alab overcame Mono Vampire of Thailand in five games including a 102-92 win in the title clincher at Santa Rosa Multi Purpose Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna.“I got emotional very early. I’m just thankful to Alab for the opportunity. I’m just thankful for my teammates and coaches for trusting me.”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 crownParks had struggled to meet expectations even though he had won two MVP awards in the UAAP while playing for National U. He failed to carry NU to the crown and also had a forgettable stint in the NBA D-League, before his agent, Charlie Dy, came calling in 2016 for him to return to the country to play for Alab.“Everyone has been grilling me about not winning championships,” said Parks. “Give me an opportunity and I’ll make the most of it. Just being around these great players, it just allowed me to grow. I also learned from them. I was just put in an opportunity to just make the most of it. Just getting better as a player is everybody’s goal and to win a championship—to do both is great.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READcenter_img Ray Parks dedicates the ABL championship to his late father Bobby Ray Sr. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League.An emotional Ray Parks fought back tears as the final buzzer sounded last Wednesday night, signaling the completion of San Miguel Alab Pilipinas rise to the Asean Basketball League throne.As he held his own miniature championship trophy at the press conference, Parks’ thoughts turned to his late father, Bobby Sr., who had coached the San Miguel Beermen to a second place finish in 2012.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

GST: Honda, Ford, TVS, Suzuki Motorcycle slash prices of select models in India

first_imgPassing on to customers the benefits under the new GST regime, automakers on Monday announced price cuts ranging from Rs 350 in case of two-wheelers to Rs 3 lakh on Ford’s SUV Endeavour.Honda Cars India, Ford as well as two-wheeler makers TVS Motor Company, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India and Suzuki Motorcycle — all announced rate cuts arising out of the introduction of Goods and Services Tax from July 1.With the overall tax incidence on many of its car models coming down under GST, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) cut prices by up to Rs 1.31 lakh with immediate effect to pass on the benefit to consumers.The company reduced price of its hatchback Brio by up to Rs 12,279 and that of compact sedan Amaze by up to Rs 14,825.  2017 Hyundai Xcent   Besides, it has slashed price of premium hatchback Jazz by up to Rs 10,031 and that of its recently launched model WR-V by up to Rs 10,064.Likewise, price of mid-sized sedan City has been reduced in the range of Rs 16,510 and Rs 28,005. The company’s SUV BR-V prices will come down by up to Rs 30,387.Its premium SUV CR-V has also seen a price drop of up to Rs 1,31,663. The revised prices are for ex-showroom Delhi and will vary from state to state.HCIL, however, is yet to decide on the revised pricing of Accord Hybrid, which is set to become costlier with GST rates on hybrid vehicles going up.TVS Apache RTR 160Ford India has also reduced vehicle prices by up to 4.5 per cent with immediate effect. While the reduction in prices will vary from state to state, the highest cut will be in Mumbai with the company’s flagship SUV Endeavour becoming cheaper by up to Rs 3 lakh.advertisementIn Mumbai, the prices will go down in the range of Rs 28,000 on Figo to Rs 3 lakh on Endeavour.”We will pass on the benefits in the range of up to 4.5 per cent across the range,” a Ford India spokesperson told PTI.In Delhi, price of hatchback Figo has been cut by Rs 2,000 and that of compact SUV Ecosport by up to Rs 8,000. Price of premium SUV Endeavour has been reduced by up to Rs 1.5 lakh.Ford India sells a range of vehicles starting from hatchback Figo to premium SUV Endeavour, that were priced between Rs 4.75 lakh to Rs 31.5 lakh (ex-showroom).     Ford AspireThe company, however, did not share details about the revised pricing of its iconic sports car Mustang. It is expected to go up.In the two-wheeler segment, TVS Motor Company has reduced prices of its models by up to Rs 4,150.”The price reduction is in the range of Rs 350 to Rs 1,500 in the commuter segment. In the premium segment products, the prices are reduced up to Rs 4,150 depending on each state,” TVS Motor Company said in a statement.      Another two-wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) said it has slashed prices of its products by up to Rs 5,500 depending on model and state.      The reduced prices effective from July 1, HMSI Senior Vice-President, sales and marketing, Yadvinder Singh Guleria said.Suzuki Motorcycle India and Yamaha have also reduced prices passing on GST benefit to customers.Suzuki GixxerMarket leader Hero MotoCorp has also cut prices by up to Rs 1,800 banking on the GST launch.Various automakers such as Maruti Suzuki, Toyota Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have already reduced prices post GST implementation.ALSO READ:GST: Honda cuts vehicle prices by up to Rs 1.31 lakh in IndiaALSO READ:GST: Ford slash prices of Figo, EcoSport, Endeavour in India by up to Rs 1.5 lakhALSO READ:Toyota slashes prices of Fortuner, Innova Crysta and Corolla Altis post GSTlast_img read more

MCC approves introduction of Lord’s ODI honours boards for both genders

first_imgWomen will feature at the honours board of The Lord’s after the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) approved the decision to introduce an ODI honours boards for both men’s and women’s cricketers.For years, players who take a five-wicket haul or score a century in a Test match at the iconic cricket stadium have had their names written on the famous board in the players’ dressing rooms.The development means that England women pacer Anya Shrubsole’s match-winning haul of 6-46 in the ICC Women’s World Cup final against India on July 23 will feature when the new boards are installed.ESPNcricinfo quoted MCC’s chief executive Derek Brewer as saying that the club is planning to add the new board to recognise the exemplary feats of cricketers in the 50-over format.”We are looking into an honours board in one-day cricket for everybody,” Brewer said.”There are some practical issues we have to address first, such as where it will be situated and how long back in time we go but it is certainly on our minds and an ODI honours board for both men and women would be the way forward,” he added.Following the success of the widely watched final which saw a full-house on Sunday, Gerald Corbett, the club’s chairman said that “Lord’s is changing”.”We are much more open than we were. As the game changes we have to be at the heart of all those changes, whether it is T20, one day or women’s cricket because we are the home of cricket,” Corbett told cricket.com.au.advertisement’The Home of Cricket’, which only started admitting female members in 1999, has often been criticised in the past for discriminatory rules and policies towards women.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Playing Well In Heat Which Matters More Than You Think

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Earlier this week, Gary Patterson told reporters that he’s not real impressed with his TCU football team right now. This comes off as a little Glenn Spencer-ish (it’s probably not as bad as it sounds), but the point remains that TCU has not responded well to 100 degree temperatures down here in the DFW metroplex.“I can tell you we are not very good on offense. And we don’t know how to fight through heat,” Patterson told Scout. “The first team that I have had in ten years that doesn’t know how to do that. We have had some kids banged up. The bottom line is, we aren’t very good right now, either side of the ball.”So that’s interesting. And it’s interesting to me that coaches are big on how their teams peform in the thick of the summer. It matters, I suppose, because the first 4-6 games are generally played in weather that would keep Eddie Sutton away from the tanning salon for months. Gundy actually mentioned this (the heat, not Eddie) the other day.“We need to practice in the heat,” Gundy told Go Pokes. “We have three games in the afternoon, and I’m guessing the turf will be 130 degrees for each one of those games. Maybe not so hot for the 11 a.m. game, but it could be. We need to practice in the heat. It’s a big difference. We don’t practice as much in the heat during preseason, but we need this prep time to get players adjusted. It takes six or eight practices to adjust to opening up in the heat.”Two of OSU’s first three games will be in September at 2:30. Not exactly pullover weather. The idea that underpins all of this is that this is one measuring stick for how tough a team is. Or that’s how the coaches see it. Fight through this in the summer. Fight through that in fall camp. Overcome an adversity in the first two weeks, and all of a sudden you’re ready for conference play.“We had a good workout today,” Gundy added. “The defense was really aggressive, and I think they’ve improved considerably over the last couple of days. It’s good for us to get out and practice in the heat.”Gary Patterson is concerned about his squad. Mike Gundy is not (so far). That’s a good thing if you’re a Cowboy fan.last_img read more

Dakota Fanning To Light Empire State Building For International Day Of The

first_imgSave the Children has announced that actress and Artist Ambassador Dakota Fanning will light the world-famous Empire State Building red on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in a special ceremony celebrating International Day of the Girl.Marked globally by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl is a designated day for communities and policymakers to discuss how to end discrimination against girls and create opportunities for girls to reach their full potential. Worldwide, girls are frequently marginalized in their families, communities and societies. By lighting the Empire State Building red, Save the Children aims to raise awareness of these issues and illuminate the need to educate and empower girls around the world.Fanning will be joined by Carolyn Miles, Save the Children’s president & CEO, a group of girls from the New York tri-state area, who are Save the Children child sponsors, and a sponsored girl from South Carolina. On Oct. 11, the Empire State Building will light up beginning at sunset to recognize girls and the unique challenges they face globally.“I am so honored to join these young girls and Save the Children in celebrating International Day of the Girl,” said Fanning, known for roles in notable films such as “I Am Sam,” “The Runaways,” “The Twilight Saga” and the upcoming “American Pastoral.” “As a child sponsor and Artist Ambassador, I am a passionate advocate for the world’s most vulnerable children, and girls in particular are at risk of being left behind. New York holds a special place in my heart, and there’s really no better way to honor girls and bring attention to the obstacles they face worldwide than by lighting up one of the world’s most iconic landmarks.”Too often, girls are barred from the opportunity to learn, forced into marriage or even trafficked – limiting their lives and risking their futures. Save the Children believes it is possible to build a world in which every girl survives, thrives and realizes her dreams.“Save the Children is committed to making a difference for every last girl,” said Carolyn Miles, president & CEO of Save the Children. “Throughout the world, girls face higher rates of violence, poverty and discrimination. On the ladder of opportunity, girls are often left behind on the bottom rung. That’s why today – and every day – Save the Children is shining a light on girls. We are thrilled to celebrate International Day of the Girl with the help of Dakota Fanning, some of our powerful girl supporters and the Empire State Building. Together, we’ll do whatever it takes to empower the world’s girls so they can grow up healthy, educated and safe.”Save the Children believes that reaching girls is a critical component of ending early marriage, preventable maternal and child deaths and ensuring our collective future. The Save the Children sponsorship program, in particular, helps provide girls and boys with the necessities for a healthy and successful start to their life – nutrition, early childhood and adolescent development, education and school health. To join Fanning as a child sponsor and learn more, click here.last_img read more