How to support a friend through rough times

first_imgAddress their emotional and physical safety.Acknowledge that their feelings are normal.Inform your friend they have rights and options.Support the survivor in doing what they decide is best for them.Explore more ways to support a friend. Traumatic events happen every day, and CU Boulder is not exempt. The way we respond to a survivor matters—our response can influence a friend’s decision to seek out further help and can affect their healing process.In many cases people want to help, but they may not know how to respond. Here are some tips for supporting a friend through tough times from the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA).Show your supportIf someone shares that they have experienced a traumatic event:Remain calm.Listen.Take the situation seriously.Believe them.Avoid questioning or judging them. Additional resourcesMoving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) in Lafayette offers workshops for survivors and loved ones of sexual assault.Safehouse Alliance for Non-violence (SPAN) in Boulder has a shelter, workshops and support for people who have or had abusive partners.Blue Bench in Denver provides a variety of services for survivors and loved ones of sexual violence and abuse.More Health & Wellness Articlescenter_img Campus resourcesCU Boulder’s Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) offers advocacy and short-term counseling related to traumatic experiences. Call their office at 303-492-8855 (24/7 phone support) or learn how to get help.Don’t Ignore It provides resources for students, staff and faculty to explore your options and learn how to help a fellow buff in need.Take our quiz to test your knowledge on intimate partner abuse and domestic violence.last_img read more

Nederland shuts out Lumberton 28-0

first_img  A    fter taking a 14-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, Nederland received the ball to start the second half. However, Raines was intercepted on the first play from scrimmage by Garrett Bourque to turn the ball over to the Raiders at their own 30.     The Bulldogs defense bailed out Raines, forcing the Raiders to punt after five plays. On the ensuing drive, Nederland ran the ball eight straight plays. Michael Shaw had the biggest run, 24 yards on a reverse.Brown had back-to-back runs of seven yards and a pair of 5-yard runs by Edwin Nelson set up the Bulldogs at the Lumberton 15. That’s when Raines hit Barrow in the end zone to extend the lead to 21-0.     Nederland closed out the scoring with another methodical drive in the fourth quarter. Benjamin’s 10-yard TD run capped off a 12-play, 66-yard drive to provide the final margin of 28-0. Benjamin carried the ball six times for 33 yards on the drive.      “There’s good and bad in this thing. Not even LSU hits on all cylinders all the time. As long as the end result is what it is then you can build on that. Sometimes you have to sustain yourself when you are not playing perfectly or as good as it has been. You just have to build on it and keep improving.”     Nederland (7-1, 5-0) rushed for 212 yards and had 354 yards of total offense. The Bulldogs defense completely dominated Lumberton, limiting the Raiders to just 73 yards of total offense and five first downs. Lumberton rushed for 54 yards on 31 carries, good for just 1.7 yards per carry.     “It’s been a long time,” said Neumann on the Bulldogs second straight shutout. “Two shutouts in a row and the way we are playing is astounding. I’m starting to feel pretty comfortable about keeping people out of the end zone. If you feel that way, it helps you offensively and every other way. You get momentum for keeping the other guys out of the end zone. I’m real proud of our defense.” Troy Benjamin ran for two touchdowns and Carson Raines passed for a pair of scores, and the Bulldogs defense pitched another shutout as Nederland blanked Lumberton 28-0 Friday night at Raider Stadium.     Benjamin led all rushers with 101 yards on 18 carries and scored touchdowns on runs of 7 and 10 yards. Raines was 11-of-17 for 142 yards, completing passes to six different receivers. He had touchdown strikes of 17 yards to Brett Brown and 15 yards to Seth Barrow.     “We’re getting better up front and Benjamin is a good runner, and we have some other good runners,” said Nederland coach Larry Neumann. “Our offensive line is maturing and has been for the last couple of weeks. I know that we can move the ball on the ground a lot more efficiently than we could a month ago. I didn’t know if we would ever get to this point a month ago. The fact that we are able to move the ball on the ground really sets up our play action pass.center_img      “I don’t know what anybody expected coming over here and I wish it would have been easier than it was, but it wasn’t easy,” commented Neumann. “I told the kids after the game that I was really proud of them at halftime. I didn’t see panic in anybody’s eyes.    “I didn’t see anything like ‘what’s going on’ because things have been going our way the last couple of weeks. It just looked like we were going back to work in the second half. It wasn’t a perfect game, but we stayed calm and kept playing offense and kept playing defense.”     After squandering a pair of promising drives in the first quarter, the Bulldogs broke through with a scoring drive in the second quarter. Aided by good field position at the Lumberton 33, it took Nederland only four plays to punch in the game’s first score. Benjamin carried on three of the four plays, scoring on a 7-yard touchdown run to put the Bulldogs up 7-0.     After forcing Lumberton (0-8, 0-5) into a three-and-out, Nederland put together a long scoring drive before halftime. Benjamin had consecutive runs of 10 and six yards to get out to the Raider 17 and a Lumberton pass interference penalty put the ball at the Bulldog 46.     Raines connected with Justin Ridgaway for 13 yards and Barrow for 24 yards to the Lumberton 13 on a third-and-10 play. Raines hit fullback Brown on a 17-yard pass to cap the 11-play, 95-yard scoring drive and push the lead to 14-0.     “Lumberton’s kids played hard tonight under the circumstances they’re experiencing right now and that goes a lot to coach (Alvin) Credeur’s leadership and the kind of players they have,” said Neumann. “I don’t mean that patronizingly. They played hard the whole game, whether people expected it or not, and that’s to their credit.”     Nederland closes out its home schedule by hosting Beaumont Ozen next Friday at Bulldog Stadium.last_img read more

Betfred signs title sponsorship deal for Scottish League Cup

first_img Share Related Articles Submit Share Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Neil Doncaster, SPFL Chief ExecutiveThe SPFL have confirmed that Betfred has agreed a three-year deal to become the exclusive title sponsor of the Scottish League Cup, which will become known as The Betfred Cup.The agreement represents another significant investment into Scottish football. Betfred will assume its rights ahead of the start of the 2016/17 competition, which starts in July with an exciting new format and up to 13 matches live on BT Sport.Betfred has a strong portfolio of sports sponsorships which includes the World Snooker Championship and various UK racecourses.Neil Doncaster, SPFL Chief Executive, said: “On behalf of the SPFL I’d like to offer a very warm welcome to everyone at Betfred as new title sponsors of The Betfred Cup and the latest major brand to support Scottish football. We’re absolutely thrilled to have them on board for what is another significant vote of confidence – and investment – in the game.“The exciting new format for next season’s Betfred Cup has truly captured the imagination of supporters, clubs and media, as well as our broadcast partner BT Sport and now Betfred. By building on our strong points and proud heritage, as well as daring to be a little bit different, we have shown Scottish football’s enduring popularity and growing reputation for innovation.“We know Betfred share in our ambitious vision, and we are really looking forward to working with them to bring this proud and popular competition to life for the benefit of Scottish football supporters across the country.”John Haddock, Betfred Chief Executive, added: “We are very pleased to become sponsors of the Scottish League Cup at the inception of its new and exciting format. The SPFL have shown us great enthusiasm and we look forward to a continued and successful relationship.”Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is looking forward to deepening its connection with Scottish football through our exclusively live coverage of the competition from mid-July. BT Sport is going to be the place to head to for Scottish football fans seeking live football this summer.” Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020last_img read more