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As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan....
Hundreds of Bahamians braved the early morning chill on Saturday, showing their support in different ways at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Everyone who completed the five-kilometer (5k) course was deemed a winner, as the race, an important aspect of Marathon Bahamas, represents one of the largest fundraising organizations in the world.
The top overall male and female titles were won by Spencer Deleveaux and Theodora Pritzker. Greg Charbeneau was the overall winner in the male masters and Helen Capparell took the female masters title.
Deleveaux's time was 18:12.00 and Pritzker finished in 21:38.00. The winning time for the male masters was 19:04.00 and 23:42.00 was the top time in the female masters. Stopping the clock at 24:00.00 was Kathryn De Souza, who won the survivor's title.
The 9-and-under titles were captured by Jaiden Gardiner and Joelle Becker. Their times were 39:17.00 and 28:02.00 respectively. Coming in second in the boys division was Jessie Zywiolek, in 40:02.00 and Noal James was third in 42:16.00. Kai Smith was the second place finisher in the 9-and-under girls division. Her time was 31:38.00 and Lila Becker finished third, in 36:28.00.
James Francis was the first competitor to cross the finish line in the 10-11 boys division, and Hanna Dajani was the first female in that age group. The 12-13 boys and girls divisions were won by Gatean Andorra and Melina Andorra. The divisions runners-up were Florian Andorra and Grace Everett respectively. Caleb Ferguson and Aakila Lightbourne took top honors in the boys and girls 4-15 age group. Their times were 23:22.00 and 23:15.00.
Kerry Becker, who competed in the female age group 40-44 was number 12 overall. What made her story so unique was that Becker's last chemotherapy treatment was four days before the race.
"We wanted to plan a big celebration for afterwards, because the whole family was involved to help me through this," said Becker, who believes that she would not have survived without the love and support of her family, inclusive of her husband and three children. The Becker family of five are from Maryland.
The first place finisher in Becker's division was Corte Thurston, who stopped the clock at 24:04.00. Dominique Ronveaux was second and Kimberley Knowles finished third in times of 26:32.00 and 29:26.00 respectively. Also competing in that division with Becker was The Nassau Guardian's Managing Editor Erica Cox, who crossed the finish line and stopped the clock at 49:22.00. Candia Dames, the company's news editor, had a time of 1:05:03.00.
Franklyn Wilson, organizer for both the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Marathon Bahamas, was pleased with the turnout and said the power of oneness could be felt.
Before getting involved in creating a partnership, women should focus more on themselves -- developing themselves, loving themselves and understanding themselves -- before they try to get involved in creating a partnership. If they took in no other message from Spencer Dean's contribution to the third Fidelity Bank Women Only (WO) Free Seminar, Dean hoped the women left with the understanding that if the female individual is straight first, then they would be able to make better decisions when it came to adding somebody to their unit.
The goal of Fidelity Bank's Women Only Seminar is to empower females with information they need to make wiser decisions. Spencer Dean, a compliance officer and money laundering reporting officer with the bank was tasked with addressing the topic "To be or not to be married."
A 38-year-old single female, Dean believes too many people are getting married for the wrong reason. During her contribution to the WO seminar she challenged women to think first before agreeing to marry a man and saying "I do." She encourage them to get married for the right reason which she says does not include feeling pressured into doing it, not because of the religious attitude that prevails in the country and their feeling guilty about having premarital sex, and not because they want to have a baby and think their time is running out. Dean says there are many things that need to be taken into consideration when a woman thinks about being married, and that it cannot be a selfish decision. She said it's a decision that has to be thought about seriously.
As defined to her, she said the definition of marriage could be summed up as basically a lifelong commitment and partnership between a male and female that requires a lot of ongoing work that should not be taken lightly.
Even though she spoke to the women about female issues, to prepare for her contribution, Spencer interviewed several men -- married, divorced, separated and single, to get their perspective and viewpoints on the topic. At the end of her interviews with the men, she said the bottom line was that females needed to understand that there's a difference between a male, a husband and a father, and that the difference between each determined basically by the type of future a woman could have with the individual.
The male, the husband, the father
The typical male: "The typical male was defined by the people I interviewed as being a selfish individual who focuses on his personal image and the image of his woman or women, material possessions, pleasure, control and variety. He's not a man who is interested in any type of commitment or responsibility or being tied down to any one woman or child or children, or accountable to anybody," said Dean.
"Man with a husband's characteristics or qualities: One that's basically driven by a desire to lead, provide for and protect a woman, and he's actually ready to commit to one woman, which is a major difference between him and the male and he's willing to make the necessary sacrifices and compromises in order to ensure his woman's needs are met. So unlike the typical male who may sit down and it's all about him, the man with the characteristics and quality of being a husband is one who is willing to get up, go out there and work and make sacrifices for his family."
The father: "The other type of man is the father. That person is like the husband, but the difference is he's actually interested in leading, influencing, shaping and developing a life or lives -- that of his children and grandchildren. He's actually into providing for and protecting his family. That type of man will not be satisfied with sitting down at home saying I lost my job knowing he has a family to take care of. That particular man is driven to get out there to go and search for a job, or create a job, to have two and three jobs to make sure that he takes care of his family."
By highlighting the three different types of men to the women, Dean wanted to highlight for the women the different kinds of men and the fact that they could not expect to marry one type of man and expect him to be another way. She challenged the women to question themselves as to the type of man they have, the type of man they're dating and the type of man they married and are planning to marry. She told them that what they are looking for, versus what they have is important.
The female, the wife, the mother
Dean's contribution to WO was not about male bashing, but providing the women with the information they need to make good decisions. In turn, she challenged the women to determine if they were a female, a wife or a mother.
The female is like the male: "She's into herself. She's into her image. She's the type of woman who will spend a whole lot of money on material possessions, and she's not quite interested in anybody else. She's not interested in any commitments either, and it's all about her. She likes things to go her way all the time," said Dean.
The wife: "That type of woman who is first of all willing to submit to the leadership of a qualified candidate. A lot of times, females select males and say 'I will marry you', and then after they marry them they realize the person is not qualified. The challenge to women is to actually make sure they do their research, take their time to actually get to know the man before they commit to him to make sure he does have the leadership capabilities that they are prepared to submit to. The wife is one who desires to be taken care of and protected by a man, and she's willing to share whatever she has without boundaries."
The mother: "Takes it a little step further and is actually willing to nurture. She has this desire to nurture, influence and shape lives. A lot of females out there are mothers, they may be wives, but they choose the wrong partner and it causes problems."
According to Dean who is single, problems can arise in any scenario, but women have to know what they want out of their relationship.
"When you're dating men, a lot of times we are impressed by what he gives us, what he buys for us ... the material possessions. We don't look at, or try to encourage the man to actually save or invest his money. We focus on what he spends on us, and then when we get tied down in a relationship with him we become frustrated because he does not have a habit of saving, because all he wants to do is spend. But that's actually how he got you to begin with, so we have to think about relationships from we start dating a guy, from we get involved with the guy as to who is it I'm looking for. Am I looking for a male? Am I looking for a husband? Am I looking for a father? And we just have to be realistic with it," said Dean. "If we make wise decisions, it's going to save us a lot of drama later on. You may have kids that come out of these relationships, but if you're a mother and you married to a male, you're going to become frustrated when that male does not have the desire, the passion and drive to go out there and work to generate the money required to help finance the rearing of that child."
When she was approached to make a contribution at WO, Dean said she thought about the issues females deal with and how over the past 15 years, every five years she has asked herself whether she would get married and whether she was ready or not. Her answer she said came in the fact that it wasn't whether she was ready or not to be married, but whether the man she was with at that time in her life was ready or not.
"I know a lot of women struggle with it, and the older you get, the greater the struggle becomes," she said. "I've seen a lot of women make terrible decisions simply because they were watching the clock -- they did not want to get left behind, or the peer pressure from their friends ... everyone else is getting married, why don't I do it?"
From the feedback Dean has received since her presentation she said the topic really struck a chord among the women and was an eye opener for them.
"For me it was an eye opener interviewing the men to hear what they actually had to say. A gentleman said to me 'Spencer, women just need to listen to men when they speak.' Some men will actually tell the lady in their lives that they don't want children. He's telling you that he's not a father, but yet we go ahead with this relationship with him and actually have a child for him and become disappointed and frustrated when he does not act out the role that you think a father should be. In reality, he actually told you from the beginning that he does not want to be a father."
Dean challenged the women to listen to what men say when they're going through the dating phase and getting to know them.
"Listen to them. He's not a bad man. If he says he's not a father, that just means that you need to realize that this is not the man for you, or be willing to wait until the man develops into a father, if he has the potential of developing into a father, because sometimes we as women are not quite where the man is at a certain point," she said.
A gentleman told Dean that a good age for a man to get married is 40. She realizes that most females want to get married in their 20s, but she said the average man just is not ready. She told the women to look into themselves to see if they are prepared to wait until their man develops into a husband or a father, and if they weren't to move on.
"For me as a single woman I look at who I am by myself, and when a man comes along, my only question is 'Are you coming to add value to my life, or you're coming to take from it?'"
Dean was a three-time presenter at the WO Seminar. During her first presentation, she addressed the topic "How to increase your Wow", challenging women to create a better them. During the second seminar she focused on the cost of having a child, not just financially, but the impact on the country and the time it takes to raise a good child.
At this year's WO Seminar, other topics focused on money (Do the big bad banks care about women?; The zap of VAT and the credit bureau; Don't let them get your money; and The dangers and benefits of debt). Also addressed under the 'man' section of the program was 'With him or without him?'; 'What happens when he leaves or dies?' 'Companionship and purpose without a man'; and 'How to avoid being old, lonely and broke?' The Me section of the program addressed 'How to improve your wow and related benefits'; 'How to advance your career using your mind, not your body'; 'Predictions for the future'; 'The three seasons of a woman's life'; 'Tips for good mothering'; 'How to produce a saint and not a criminal'; 'The challenges of being mommy, daddy and the sole provider'; 'Forget balance and prioritize', and 'The costs and benefits of children and Before making a baby, or another baby'.
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A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life....
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a TV show....
- Genre : Drama, Sport
- Rating : B - Under 18yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it....
The labor market in The Bahamas will be evaluated in the new year via a $170,000 study — a joint government and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) initiative to better understand the state of the labor market and give future guidance to the government on labor market issues and policies.
The project was confirmed to Guardian Business by IDB country representative Oscar Spencer, with the grant agreement signed earlier in the month.
“It will begin in the first quarter of 2011,” he said yesterday. “The idea is there is an urgent need for this to be addressed, given growing demands on the economy for a trained and skilled workforce, and you want to ensure t ...
AS anticipation builds for The Bahamas International Tennis Club's Doubles Week, local tennis fans will be treated to a preview of what is to come in a battle of "Youth versus Experience."
Kit Spencer, president of The Bahamas International Tennis Club (IC), who are putting on the event for The SG Private Banking Trophy, said the British team wanted to get some extra practice in before the tournament.
"So I thought it would be excellent practice for our top juniors to compete against them. It should be a fascinating encounter to see the battle between 'Youth and Experience' when the teams meet," he said.
The British team will get some early reps in for the tournament ...
By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIAN junior tennis players are set to gain invaluable experience and exposure when they face top British players this weekend.
The match between the aspiring stars and British veterans will kick off a six-day international team doubles competition staged by the International Tennis Club of the Bahamas and encompassing the teams of eight countries.
Kit Spencer, president of The Bahamas International Tennis Club, said: "The British team wanted to get some extra practice in before our tournament starts.
"So I thought it would be excellent for our top juniors to compete against them. It should be a fascinating encount ...
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- Rating : T - 15yrs and Older
A man discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair....