first_imgDonegal’s own Bering strait swimmer is taking to the waters off Rathmullan for a good cause.Anne Marie Ward, a true adventurer and pioneering open water swimmer, will next week be lending her support to local organisation, Donegal Travellers Project, when she launches their upcoming Rathmullan cold water swim.Leading a training swim on the beach on October 16th at 6pm, Anne Marie is keen to share her experience and to support a good cause. Speaking about the event, Anne Marie said, ‘I’m delighted to be involved in this fundraiser and to be supporting a good cause. It’s a novel idea and promises to be good fun’.The Rathmullan cold water swim is a 750m swim that will take place at Rathmullan beach on November 2nd.The organisers, Donegal Travellers Project, are urging triathletes and open water swimmers who may be thinking that the swimming season is over, to take to the cold water for one last challenge.However, this is not just an event for the committed and experienced swimmers and novices are being urged to come along for a dip. This event is open to experienced swimmers and to anyone willing to give it a go on the day. In addition to the 750m swim there will be shorter dip from the beach for anyone who wants to come along for the fun and support a good cause.An entry fee of €10 will apply to participants in the distance swim.For further information, please contact [email protected] SWIMMER ANNE MARIE TO TAKE PLUNGE FOR TRAVELLERS PROJECT was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ann MArie WardRathmullanSWIMMERlast_img read more

Proline not fazed by APR as CECAFA Kagame cup gets underway

first_img Tags: APRBernard MuwangaCECAFA Kagame Cup 2019Joseph Mandelaproline fcSaaka MpimaShafick Bissasotop Proline are the reigning Uganda Cup champions. (PHOTOS/Proline FC)KIGALI, RWANDA – Proline open their account in the CECAFA Kagame Cup against APR today (Saturday), 07-06-2019.Proline are the reigning FUFA Uganda Cup champions and received an invitation to take part in the tournament.Speaking ahead of their first ever Kagame Cup, Proline head coach Shafic Bisaso says the players’ spirits are high and they have trained well to see that they defeat APR.“All we want is to win and the players’ spirits are high so we are going to defeat APR regardless of having the home advantage.”He also added that the weather is not favourable but all that want is to win their opener.“The weather has not been favourable to us and we are getting used to it.”Proline’s new signing and experienced defender Bernard Muwanga believes they can overcome the tough opponent (APR) because he has played against some of their players.“Certain things are not that new especially to me who has played against most of the players and under some coaches, so it will not be hard for us.” Muwanga said.Muwanga continued and said that Proline is well prepared and even though, they are new entrants they shouldn’t be undermined.Proline will be without Saaka Mpima and Joseph Mandela who are nursing injuries but the rest are in good shape according to the head coach.Saturday’s other fixtures Heegan(Somalia) Vs Green Eagles (Zambia) 1500hrsAPR (Rwanda)  Vs Proline (Uganda)  1700hrsComments last_img read more

How to balance freelancing with a full-time job

first_imgThis is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.Hi, my name is Kateri. I have lived in the Greater Los Angeles area for eight years. I love traveling. I adore poodles. I like trying new restaurants. I work as a freelance writer/reporter and as a freelance event specialist.Most importantly, I have a full time job working as a technical writer.Working itWhen I tell people all of my jobs, I have heard the common discriminators:You are such a workaholic!Do you even have any friends?When do you make time for yourself? [Insert sad face emoji.]Or the only positive one I have heard: Wow, you are such a hard worker!Here’s the reality: although the gig economy is the hot thing to now do, I still believe in having a full-time job. I live in a region where although there is a ton of creative opportunity, it is expensive, and I am thankful and lucky to have a full-time job that goes towards my bills/expenses, HSA, and 401K. All of my freelance money goes into my IRA accounts or savings. I made my choice to live here, and this is the only logical way that I can get ahead. I refuse to go broke living in California.In today’s world, I personally don’t think that you can just live off of one source of income, let alone the gig economy. For those of you that can, my hat goes off to you and I have mad respect. I feel that having a full-time job with benefits is a security net for me, because the problem with freelancing is that you are not always guaranteed the gig. With freelancing, I win some and lose some. I am fortunate that not only do I have a full-time job that I love, but I also get to freelance!The balancing actMy life is a balancing act where I am juggling so many different factors, and I am always craving more time in the day. Here are some tips on how to stay sane freelancing while working a full time job:Remember that the full-time job comes firstIt is what pays the bills and also saves for retirement. Those eight hours a day have to be strictly dedicated to it. On my lunch break, I might sneak in a call or go to a coffee shop and do an interview, then later after work I’ll go home and type up the story.Take on only what you can handleSome weeks can be heavier than others. I try and work efficiently and ahead of deadlines as much as I can. Take a breather and don’t put that stress and pressure on yourself. If you feel stressed, do something that calms you. For me, I enjoy walking or taking a drive somewhere.Eat healthyIt’s easy to head to McDonald’s and go through the drive-thru, but it’s important to maintain a healthy diet despite how busy my schedule may get. I always browse for healthy recipes to make on Pinterest, whether it’s a salad or a low-carb version of lasagna where zucchini is the noodle.ExerciseI always go to the gym a few times a week in the evening after work. Between cardio and lifting, I spend maybe a little over an hour at the gym. Your body is important, keep it fit!Get enough sleepI don’t work around the clock, but I always aim for 8 to 10 hours a night of good, solid sleep. I need my brain to be sharp the next day and I don’t want to be dragging. I’m usually up at 7 a.m. and in bed by 10 p.m.Get out of townI always travel a few times a year to different destinations, mostly those in nature because it provides calmness and serenity from the busy world of Los Angeles. It’s important to embrace culture and discover the other wonders of the world.Make time for family and friendsThis is my answer to yes, I do have a life. My friends and family are my greatest support system and they understand what I am trying to accomplish. I see my friends at least once a week so that I can share some good laughs and make memories. During the week I will Facebook message them and check up to see how they are doing. My parents live in Florida, so I make at least 30 minutes to talk to them on the phone a few times a week.Love and be proud of yourselfThe most important factor in all of this is you. Embrace the gifts this life has given you and know that you are loved. Give yourself a hug. Somehow, it always pays off in the end.Kateri Wozny is an award-winning freelance journalist based in the Greater Los Angeles area. Her work has appeared in national outlets and Southern California publications. She is also the owner and blogger of SoCal Shuffle, a California lifestyle blog.last_img read more