Persons with disabilities brave rain for day of sports

Defying the weather, Guyanese of all ages with disabilities were given the opportunity on Thursday to participate in a friendly competition at the National Park Tarmac.Persons with disabilities being treated to a day of sports d at the National Park Tarmac (Leroy Lyttle photo)This is the third consecutive year the Day of Sports is being hosted by the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre (PPRC). This year PRRC collaborated with the Rehabilitation Department of the Palms Geriatric Home where amputees engaged in competition with persons who suffered a stroke.Planning for the eight sporting activities began in January with the aim of improving the participants’ socialisation and physical capabilities.Elders waiting for the rain to ease so they can participate in the games (Leroy Lyttle photo)One of the coordinators Vanessa Wickham explained, “Ultimately, the goal is to get these persons into society before they would have suffered an amputation or stroke. So, when they participate in a race they can realise their physical capabilities and this will motivate them, boost their confidence and self-esteem.”An occupational therapist at the Palms Geriatric Home Deorani Baboolall noted the sporting event will raise awareness of the programmes available at the two institutions.The day was filled with wheelchair races, shot put, assisted device races, lime and spoon races, cup stacking, dominoes, buns eating competitions and distribution of prizes.Donations to the event were made by Food for the Poor and Banks DIH. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCulture Ministry geared for Mashramani activitiesJanuary 17, 2015In “Business”11 young people with disabilities equipped with new skillsMay 10, 2019In “latest news”Ptolemy Reid Rehab Centre commissions $8M ramp on International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesDecember 3, 2013In “Local News” read more

Dutch Handball Federation fined 550000 Euros

The EHF Court of Handball has released its decision on the case of the Netherlands Handball Federation and its announcement in June 2012 that it was to withdraw from the organisation of the Women’s EHF European Championship.The court concluded that the federation should pay a fine of €300,000 (three hundred thousand Euro) on the basis that the late withdrawal from EHF EURO 2012 constituted a serious breach of the EHF statutes and regulations and damaged the image of both the sport and the event.The Netherlands Handball Federation has also been suspended from the organisation of any EHF national team events from the next three years (until December 2016).Furthermore, the federation is required to reimburse to the EHF the additional costs and expenses associated with the withdrawal, an amount of €250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand Euro).The Netherlands Handball Federation was awarded the organisation of the EHF’s flagship national team event at the 2008 EHF Congress in Austria. It announced its withdrawal on 4 June 2012, shortly before the planned draw event for the Final Tournament.Following the Netherlands’ withdrawal as host of the European Championship, the EHF received expressions of interest in the organisation of the two-week event from 11 nations. The event was ultimately awarded to the Serbian Handball Federation, on the basis of the successful organisation of the Men’s EHF EURO in January 2012.According to the EHF legal regulations, the Netherlands Handball Federation may appeal to the EHF Court of Handball within seven days of this decision (before 28 August 2013). TEXT: EHF / jjr ← Previous Story Fuchse win the war for Heinevetter – Silvio in Berlin until 2018! Next Story → Over 500.000 handball licenses in French handball! Dutch handballEHF Court of HandballEuropean handballhandball courtNetherlands Handball Federation read more