The three-year-old campaign leading up to the season’s first classic continues at Caymanas Park today, with the Mercury Sprint for native bred maiden three-year-old colts and geldings over the straight taking the spotlight. The race, which has been divided into two sections, follows on the heels of the Eight Thirty Sprint for the fillies last Saturday, which saw the highly-fancied debutante DANCING QUEEN and odds on favourite POISON GAS winning their respective divisions in contrasting fashion. Division one of the Mercury Sprint has attracted 12 starters and indications are that first-time runners MEGATRON and BOLD SYMPHONY, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis and Orlando Foster, respectively, will fight out the finish. Both have looked well forward at exercise in preparation for the race, especially the Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes-trained MEGATRON. The roan colt by Seeking The Gold out of the Slick Trick mare Chikiney looked real sharp at exercise last Saturday morning, galloping from the gates in 1:00.0, the last three in 46.1, beating stable-companion LITTLEMISSEMMY, who is no slouch, quite easily. A week before that he clocked 1;00.1 and with his preparation complete, gets the nod over the Philip Feanny-trained BOLD SYMPHONY, a bay colt by Image Maker out of Tejano Symphony, who galloped from the gates in 1:00.4 last Saturday morning as well, the last three in 46.1. So it’s MEGATRON to win from BOLD SYMPHONY and the Wayne DaCosta-trained LITTLE BIG HORN, who has shown promise in two of his three starts to date. Division two looks tailored for the Feanny-trained newcomer DR BANNER, with Oneil Mullings aboard. The chestnut colt by Adore The Gold out of the Schism mare Deja Vu caught the eye at exercise recently when clocking 1:01.0 out of the straight. Having secured a favourable high number draw in another 12-horse field, DR BANNER should lead home Gary Subratie’s NOLAN HILL, who ran well on his recent debut over the round course when chasing home CRUISING MOTION, and returns with Lasix administered. Other firm fancies on the 10-race card are SOUTHERN CRUISE in the opening race over 1400 metres, NUCLEAR AFFAIR in the third, EL CLIENTE in the fourth, TURBO MACHINE CAT in the fifth and STORMING in the ninth.
Have you ever felt annoyed with yourself, maybe for forgetting to do an important task?If so, acting out things you are supposed to remember or pretending that you are actually doing it, can help you recall.The findings showed that alternative enactment techniques, such as acting, can improve prospective memory – where you have not remembered to take the action you had planned. This involves recreating an action and pretending that you are actually doing it, in as much vivid detail as possible, the researchers said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA failing prospective memory can be an early sign of Alzheimer, according to lead author Antonina Periera, psychologist at the University of Chichester in the UK.In the research, published in the journal Neuropsychology, it was examined the prospective memory performance in nearly 100 participants. It included patients with mild cognitive impairment aged 64 – 87 years, healthy older adults aged 62 – 84 years and younger adults aged 2 –18 years.Participants reported improvement, especially the older subjects with mild cognitive impairment in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It was confirmed that prospective memory erodes as we get older and that enactment techniques might support those with a poor prospective memory.The enactment techniques “can have long lasting effects even for people with cognitive impairment.
Indian Chamber Of Commerce, Kolkata, organised a session titled ‘Mental Health – Breaking the Stigma’ on February 2, 2019 at the chamber itself.Eminent doctors and social workers like Dr Manoj Shah, Psychiatrist and Professor of Child and Adolescent psychiatry, Hofstra – Northshore LIJ School of Medicine, USA; Dr Shashi Panja, Minister, Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal; HE Bruce Bucknell, British Deputy, High Commissioner in Kolkata and Dr Prerna Shah, Neuropsychologist and Associate Director, Northshore University Hospital, USA alongwith Minu Budhia, Chairperson, ICC Task Force on Special Abilities and Psychotherapist and Founder – Caring Minds, ICANFLYY and Café ICANFLYY were present at the event. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn her address, Minu Budhia welcomed the guests on the behalf of ICC Special Task Force on Special Abilities. She said that this is the first time in any Chamber of Commerce or Industry Association, that a committee or task force has been made to create awareness and talk about mental health. Budhia believes that it is as important for child, as for parents, teachers, or medical professionals. Sharing her personal experience, Minu stated, “As a mother of a special daughter, I have undergone a full circle – running from pillar to post and surprised at the nil or negligible awareness about mental health. I believe that the first step for mental health is acceptance by family and society. We have come a long way but still miles to go. And that is what we are here to do today.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMinu feels that addressing the barriers attached to mental health is important. As a parent, it took her 10 years to understand and accept and then take it as challenge. With that ongoing journey of understanding mental health problems and unfolding the myths about it, she started actively working towards the cause too. In the attempt to fight against the mental health problems, she started her own initiatives like CARING MINDS, a psychological wellness centre and ICANFLYY – an institute for special needs and cafe icanflyy – a cafe which runs by special needs individuals. When it comes to mental health and dealing with its problems, the awareness needs to start from childhood at home, in schools, in colleges and at workplaces. And, the interactive session served as a much-needed platform for exchanging and expanding ideas and issues related to mental health and special needs. While talking in the session, Minu Budhia quoted Demi Lovato: “I wish people could understand that brain is the most important organ of our body. Just because you can’t see mental illness like you see a broken bone, does not mean it is not as detrimental or devastating to a family or an individual.” The session discussed that special need individuals do not need to be employed out of pity or sympathy. Moreover, corporates, businesses and start-ups should be motivated to embrace the idea with an open mind not only because it is a social responsibility, but also as there is a pool of unemployed and under employed talent that can wbe trapped for the employers’ own growth. The discussion led to a conclusion that workplaces where special individuals work with dignity and confidence are needed, in order to them the place and respect they deserve in society.
Posted by Apply now for Just You’s new South Africa fam Share << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Following its widely successful Italy fam, Just You has launched its second agent familiarization tour, this time to South Africa.Departing Aug. 24 and returning Sept. 1, the eight-day fam includes all breakfasts, lunches and dinners, porterage for luggage, and transfers on arrival and departure dates. International flights are not included, but the flights within South Africa are complimentary.A total of 18 travel agents will sample local food and wine, learn about the country’s apartheid history, and search for the Big 5 in Kruger National Park over the course of the fam.The trip starts in Johannesburg with a tour of Soweto before heading to Kruger National Park where guests will stay for three nights and head out on safaris. Other highlights include exploring Cape Town and visiting Table Mountain, plus a trip to Cape Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach to see penguins.“We are really excited to be offering another trip for agents to experience what a Just You tour is like, and see why we’re the experts in solo travel,” said Nick Roberti, Just You’s National Sales Manager.More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemAs an added incentive, agents who sell 10 Just You tours within a year of returning from the fam will earn their fam money back. “Just another reason to apply to travel with us,” added Roberti.Agents must apply before June 14 and fill out an application form, available here: http://bit.ly/JustYouFamSA.Just You offers guaranteed departures of every tour in its latest brochure. It also has a guaranteed price match and guaranteed price promise, meaning customers can book with confidence knowing that they’re getting the best deal for their chosen tour.The company also prides itself on offering handpicked accommodation, with every agent getting a twin or double room of their own. Each Just You tour is also accompanied by a professional Tour Manager. Tags: FAM, Just You, South Africa Travelweek Group Friday, May 31, 2019