At the 2015 MVC Indoor Championship, Bell shattered the indoor school record in the triple jump with a leap of 40-9.75. Just a few weeks later, she opened the outdoor season with a jump of 40-7.75 to shatter the outdoor record as well. She also ranks third all-time in Drake history in the long jump at 19-8.25 In previous years, Bell focused on hitting as many big marks as possible early in the season and struggled to maintain that level of performance as the length of the season and the demands of making 12 competitive jumps every week took its toll. “I had that goal for so long and once you finally get the record, you realize that’s not what you wanted all along,” Bell said. “It was the process of getting there and looking back at how far I had come. Personally, that’s one of the most emotional things about graduation, how far I’ve come in this program and at Drake.” Bell was pulled aside by a teacher whose words struck a chord with her about the struggles many victims of bullies endure. The empathy for those internal struggles was solidified when a classmate committed suicide as a freshman. “My biggest achievements have been through academics,” Bell said. “It’s great to graduate at the top of my class and be able to do something in my field. I feel like I’m set for life because of my academics at Drake. I love my major and how it has allowed me to apply myself and the way the professors help you love what you do.” Bell will pursue a graduate degree in counseling while serving as a full-time behavioral intervention specialist at Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc., an area in which she has become incredibly passionate about as a result of her own personal experience and her educational exposure at Drake. “It felt so wrong, that someone could struggle everyday and no one knew anything was wrong,” Bell said. “I felt like I didn’t do my job as a human being for someone to feel that they weren’t loved and valuable.” Everything finally lining up has been a long process for Bell from being an unsure high schooler with a background in basketball that was hesitant to join the track & field team at Bolingbrook. “I looked at the academics – I was into psychology and research and I saw their student–to–professor ratio,” Bell said. “I’m a big hands on learner and I love to have an impact. I didn’t want to be a number. As I looked at it more and more, I realized I felt drawn to the community at Drake.” Despite her athletic success, Bell walked on to the track and field team at Drake and it was academics that brought Bell to the University. One of her high school teammates was looking at attending Drake and the teammate, along with Bell’s high school coach, helped open her eyes to the opportunities at Drake. The success of Drake graduates made enrolling an easy decision for Bell. As she nears graduation, she’s honored to continue that tradition and be among the 98 percent of Drake graduates that have secured a full-time job in their field or admission to a graduate program upon graduation. Drake University senior Kayla Bell begins her last few weeks as a Bulldog in search of one of the few honors that has eluded her to date, a Missouri Valley Conference championship. Through her training and education at Drake, Bell has learned the skills to empower others to change the way they assess blame, see and react to various situations that may trigger emotional stress. In her work as a behavioral interventionist, she will develop multiple interventions for children that have self-esteem, coping, interpersonal or aggression issues. “I’m very proud of those jumps, but I hope Taryn [Rolle] breaks those records and they continue to get broken. Those records should fall and it means that our program is heading in the right direction if they do.” Bell has already started creating those programs through her capstone project at Drake and was recently honored as the psychology department’s Anthony C. Westerhof Award recipient, given annually to the top senior in the psychology department. In 2015, she was honored as the program’s top junior. Print Friendly Version “Since then, my path has been to ensure that and going through my field I want to deal with those issues because so many people internalize what they feel as problem to themselves.” Bell, a triple and long jumper, will have the opportunity to cross that goal off of her list this week at the MVC Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. “It’s a learning experience that I realized the body doesn’t work that way and it’s best to have these minor successes and keep your body fresh,” Bell said. “I’ve had these small performances showing me that everything is really coming together. I feel like it’s all going to come together at that moment during my last conference meet.”Bell owns the school record in both the indoor and outdoor triple jump at Drake. For Bell, both of those honors, along with her 3.93 grade point average, top any that she has achieved in athletic competition.Bell received the MVC Elite 18 Award In 2016 for having the highest GPA in a final at the MVC Indoor Championship Unlike her academic and future professional accomplishments, Bell hopes her name is quickly erased from the record book. “I’m getting really excited and feel I’m in a really good place in both events,” Bell said. “Usually around this time, I’ve already had a peak performance and I feel I haven’t had that yet this season.” But it took very little time for Bell to realize that she was a natural at jumping and that track and field was her path forward athletically. Her sophomore year, she jumped 35-1 in the triple jump – just five inches off her high school’s record. That mark helped set the first of Bell’s goals in the event and pales in comparison to the jumps she’d eventually record on her road to Drake and on the Bulldogs’ iconic Blue Oval. “My friend had to beg me to join because I was scared,” Bell said. “I was nervous and didn’t join the team until February. I never really ran before, but I learned that my body became my sport, and that was different.” Getting those records to fall for the first time was an arduous three-year journey that Bell realized was about more than one big jump. Bell, a native of Bolingbrook, Ill., ranks second in the MVC in both the triple and long jumps with a season best mark of 40-4 in the triple jump and 19-8.25 in the long jump. She will begin competition at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the long jump, followed by the triple jump at noon on Sunday. “I had my own issues and was struggling to fit in,” Bell said of her experience in sixth grade. “I was bullied myself and was lost. I started navigating toward this group that when I look back on it, it wasn’t right. They would pick on others and I wouldn’t say anything.” While academics have been Bell’s primary drive at Drake, she had her eye on one other thing when she made the decision to attend – the school record in the triple jump. Despite jumping well short of that mark in high school, she was confident she would eventually break the mark.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field LeaderThe best weed control is a growing crop. This is one of the lessons re-learned in 2019 according to a couple of long time agricultural chemical company representatives.“The earth was meant to be covered. If there is not a crop growing, nature is going to cover itself. Something is going to grow,” said Neil Badehnop, sales representative for Valent USA. “Overall weed control is done by the growing crop, and if the intended crop is not planted, something else will grow — in this case, it will be weeds.”In his over 28 years monitoring the weed situation across Ohio, Badenhop has seen first hand the reality of the old saying “Weeds beget weeds.” In those fields that were left bare and weeds were not properly controlled and allowed to go to seed, there was the potential for a huge build-up in the weed seed bank.“It will be a fight. It could be a 5- to 10-year battle to get back to where some fields were in terms of overcoming the build-up of the weed seed bank,” Badenhop said.Weed identification has become a bit of a lost art, but is as important today as ever.“Instead of using some of the old weed ID guides to specifically identify the individual species of weed which a farmer was dealing with, the new form of weed identification seems to have come wrapped in a jug with chemistry,” Badenhop said. “Lately it seems instead of planning the attack based on which specific weeds are causing the problem, now broadly defined weed complexes are targeted with chemistry.”Badenhop is concerned that this could give some farmers a false sense of security.“It’s not business as usual,” Badenhop said. “Just because weed control programs have been done the same way for some time, farmers need to be reminded that the weeds are evolving and changing. The farmer cannot be slow to evolve. He cannot keep doing the same thing as if weed control is just business as usual. We need to ask ourselves, am I pushing the envelope to be a better farmer and weed manager, or am I just being content to do what I’ve always done instead of staying ahead of the rapidly changing weed complex.”To set a crop up for successful weed control, it is important to have a management plan in place. “Farmers really need to plan for one pass in the fall followed by two passes in the spring — early burndown/pre-emerge followed by a post-emerge. Three total herbicide passes are probably what it is going to take to get back ahead of the weed seed bank build-up, especially with tough to kill weeds like waterhemp, palmer amaranth, marestail and giant ragweed,” Badenhop said.Many programs rely on hope that the residuals would hold back the weeds until late April or early May, but hoping is not an effective plan. Most residual herbicides — with the exception of chlorimuron (Canopy/Cloak) according to Ohio State University Extension research — dissipate over the winter and fail to provide any control of spring-emerging weeds.“A better plan is to save the money from the use of residuals in the fall and use it in the spring,” Badenhop said.Those same sentiments were reflected by another knowledgeable agriculturalist who has been monitoring the weed scene for multiple decades.“Effective soybean weed control really starts in the fall,” said Don Schneider, business representative for BASF. “Farmers need to pay attention to what is out there in the fall, and get control of it.”Warm fall nights can trigger early germination of winter annuals.“The next 6 weeks are a prime time to go after weeds like dandelion, chickweed, and marestail. A product like Distinct along with 2,4-D will take out the broadleaf weeds, and the addition of glyphosate will help with the grasses. Often the bluegrass clumps can get missed and grow in the late fall,” Schneider said. “A lesson a lot of farmers learned this year is how valuable a growing crop is to suppress weeds. A crop is needed after the herbicides to control weeds. We quickly forget how much an established crop will canopy and out compete weeds in a field. This year, for fields without a crop, the weed pressure just kept coming.”Ohio Field Leader is a project of the Ohio Soybean Council. For more, visit ohiofieldleader.com.
A Japanese student on an exchange programme at IIT-Guwahati has been found dead inside a hostel room, police said. The body of the student, identified as that of Kota Onoda (22) was found hanging from the ventilator of a bathroom in Lohit hostel at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday, a spokesperson of IIT-Guwahati said. After receiving information, a police team reached the spot and recovered the body. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and the Japanese Embassy in New Delhi has been informed about it, the spokesperson said. Onoda, a masters programme student at Gifu University in Japan, was doing internship in the Bio-Sciences and Bio- Engineering department of IIT-Guwahati for a semester, as part of the exchange programme. His internship was scheduled to end on November 30. A delegation of Gifu University that was in Guwahati on Thursday and the Ministry of External Affairs were also informed by the IIT authorities about the incident. Assistance for overcoming suicidal thoughts is available on the State’s health helpline 104 and Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.
NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES View comments The Mavericks hit the road for four games over nine nights, starting Wednesday at Phoenix. MOST READ Harrison Barnes had 20 points and Wesley Matthews 19 for the Mavericks (16-35), who have dropped four games in a row and seven of eight overall.This is the 14th time in their 30 seasons that the Heat, who beat Dallas 113-101 at home on Dec. 22, have swept the regular-season series. These teams twice met in the NBA Finals, with Miami getting its first championship in 2006 and the Mavs winning their only title in 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMiami (29-21) led 51-41 when Josh Richardson hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left in the first half. But the Mavs trimmed that in half when rookie Dennis Smith Jr. made a defended buzzer-beating 3-pointer from about 27 feet to make it 51-46. James Johnson had a hand up in front of Smiths’ face with Whiteside coming from the side.Richardson had 14 points for the Heat, while Gragic had 13 and Kelly Olynyk 12. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Smith scored 14 for Dallas, and Nowitzki 10.TIP-INSHeat: Whiteside had his 18th double-double this season. … For the second game in a row, Miami won to complete a season sweep. The Heat beat Charlotte on Saturday night to complete a four-game series sweep. … The only team the Heat have swept more in the regular season is Sacramento at 15 times. The lost to the Kings already this season.Mavericks: Nowitziki has now played 49,941 minutes, only 59 shy of becoming only the sixth player in NBA history with 50,000 career minutes. Elvin Hayes had exactly 50,000 career minutes, and former Mavs guard Jason Kidd is fourth on the league’s career list at 50,111. “It’s a very staggering accomplishment and done with such grace and such little hype that it’s probably very much taken for granted,” coach Rick Carlisle said. … G J.J. Barea missed his second straight game because of a left oblique strain.UP NEXTMiami still has three games left on its four-game trip, and play Cleveland on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Giannis, Delly spark Bucks in 107-95 win over 76ers Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) works against Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) for a shot-attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Miami Heat completed another season series sweep of the Dallas Mavericks with a 95-88 victory Monday night.The Heat never trailed after Goran Dragic had a steal that led to Tyler Johnson’s tiebreaking 3-pointer to make it 38-35 just under 4 1/2 minutes left in the first half. Their lead went to double-digits again after Whiteside had consecutive baskets midway through the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises
Canada’s Meghan Agosta, left, chases the puck as goalie Ann-Reneeat Desbiens watches during the women’s hockey practice ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The first medals of the Pyeongchang Olympics will be awarded Saturday, but most attention will be focused on a preliminary round hockey match featuring the combined Korean women’s hockey team.The game against Switzerland is sold out and there are rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister might attend. Fierce attention has been focused on the team since North Koreans were added to the roster just a few weeks ago.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Elite forge upset vs Beermen LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The two Koreas have worked together to send a joint team to major international sports events only twice before. The U.S. and Finland women’s hockey teams also play Saturday.Medals are due to be awarded in women’s biathlon and cross-country skiing, men’s ski jumping, women’s 3,000 meter speedskating and men’s 1500 meter short-track speedskating. /mufFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments MOST READ
For the 2018/19 fiscal year, the Government will continue to strengthen and modernise the justice system. For the 2018/19 fiscal year, the Government will continue to strengthen and modernise the justice system.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, provided details during his 2018/19 Throne Speech in Parliament on February 15.“The Administration has already indicated that the Legislative and Constitutional Reform Programme is among the seven priority programmes and projects set out in the Ministry of Justice’s Strategic Business Plan 2018-2021 and Operational Plan 2018/19,” he said.The Governor-General said the legislative agenda will include the Authentication (Foreign Public Documents) Bill 2017, which allows for Jamaica to accede to the United Nations Convention that will allow public documents from Jamaica to be accepted in other countries.He said the Statutory Review of the Sexual Offences Act; the Constitution (Amendment) (Appointment of Additional Judges) Act, 2017 and Judicature (Parish Courts) (Amendment) Act, 2017, which aim to amend the Constitution to enable the retention of retired judges on a fixed-term basis; and the Judicature (Resident Magistrates) (Amendment) Bill and Judicature (Appellate Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill, which allow the prosecution to have a limited right of appeal, will also be brought to the House.The Governor-General said the Administration’s programme will contribute to the achievement of a modernised justice system, which Jamaicans deserve, starting with reducing the backlog of indictments and summary matters in the Parish Courts, improving the delivery of justice services in eight additional parishes through Justice Centres by 2019, and establishing the single anti-corruption agency.“The Justice Ministry will also work with the courts and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service to increase the number of staff in the courts, to increase efficiency and effectiveness,” he said.The Throne Speech was delivered under the theme ‘Continuing on the Path to Prosperity’. The Governor-General said the legislative agenda will include the Authentication (Foreign Public Documents) Bill 2017, which allows for Jamaica to accede to the United Nations Convention that will allow public documents from Jamaica to be accepted in other countries. “The Administration has already indicated that the Legislative and Constitutional Reform Programme is among the seven priority programmes and projects set out in the Ministry of Justice’s Strategic Business Plan 2018-2021 and Operational Plan 2018/19,” he said. Story Highlights