Bet on yourself to overcome setbacks

first_imgIn 2013, the FBI arrested Molly Bloom and confiscated her assets due to illegal activities related to her poker business.In 2018, she attended the Academy Awards after her bestselling memoir, “Molly’s Game,” earned an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.Bloom shared her amazing turnaround story during the 2019 CUNA Lending Council Conference Sunday in New Orleans.The one-time world-class skier found her way to high-stakes poker after a brutal injury on the slopes derailed her Olympic dreams. “I tripped on a stick—sometimes that happens in life,” she says. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Junior athletes perform well at Independence Meet

first_imgSPRINT double wins from Linden’s Compton Caesar and Daniel Williams were just some of the highlights from several of the athletes on the national junior team at the Independence Track and Field Meet that concluded yesterday at the National Track and Field Centre, in Leonora.CARIFTA Games gold medalist, Chantoba Bright during one of her jumps in the women’s long jump on Saturday (photo by Tamica Garnett)As they prepare for this weekend’s South American Junior Championships, several athletes from the national Under- 20 team gave a glimpse of how well they can perform at next weekend’s South American Junior Championships which will be held at the same venue.CARIFTA Games gold medallist, Compton Caesar continued in fine form to blaze ahead of GDF’s Rupert Perry in the men’s 200m to claim the sprint double, while Williams did the same in the boys’ 16 – 17 category.On the distaff side, Onasha Rogers won the girls’ 200m challenge against Guyana Defence Force’s Kenisha Phillips, in a season’s best 24.48 seconds. Finishing some way behind Rogers, Phillips clocked 24.70 seconds.The timings come just one week before the athletes compete at next weekend’s South American Junior Championships at the same venue. Several of the athletes from the National under-20 team also put out commendable performances; in many cases dominating their senior counterparts.For the 200m win, Caesar completed the race in a time of 21.42 seconds. Just the day before he was again in front of Perry, taking the men’s 100m in 10.47 seconds. Finishing in third was South American Youth Championships silver medalist, Tyrell Peters who clocked 10.72 seconds.Peters is also on the national under 20 team.Linden’s Daniel Williams comes in for an easy win in the 200m for boys 16-17 yesterday (Adrian Narine photo)CARIFTA Games gold medallist Chantoba Bright,as was expected, won the long jump and triple jump, clearing a best of 5.96m in the long jump on Saturday, and 12.18m in yesterday’s triple jump.Williams was just too good for the other competitors in the 200m which he won convincinly in 22.10 seconds.In Saturday’s 100m he clocked 10.80 seconds. Both times he finished ahead of Jermaine King.Over in the long distances, Anfernee Headecker overwhelmed his competitors in the men’s 1500m run, finishing in just over four minutes (4:06), ahead of Matthew McKenzie who came in at 4:15.08s.Claudrice McKoy ruled the women’s 1500m with a time of 4:51.16s; followed by Leyanna Charles who had a time of 5:05.89s.last_img read more