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The Power and Effect of Thoughts
Thoughts have great power.
You create your feelings and experiences
by the thoughts you choose to think.
You have the ability to actively guide
your thoughts in a positive way.
Frequent repetition of the same types of thoughts
creates your beliefs and attitude.
Thoughts are like seeds you plant in your mind.
The more you hold on to a particular kind of thought,
the more power you can invest in it.
Negative thoughts are those of
doubt, aggression, worry, guilt, jealousy etc.
These rob us of power and strength and
make us feel tired and drained.
What you believe comes true for you.
You can’t control other people, situations or circumstances.
You can control what is going on inside of you.
Your true nature is positive.
Negativity is just a result of faulty thinking.
You can change it if you choose to.
Develop the habit of watching yourself.
Listen to what you are telling yourself.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK
The Women of Values, Raja Yoga Centre
Ping pong players
struggle in Guyana
T&T had a tough start to their quest for medals
when the Caribbean Pre-Cadet,Cadet and Junior
Table Tennis Championship which served off
at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Georgetown,
Guyana, on Friday.
In the Boys Under-18 (Junior Division), T&T, which
ended in a three-way tie for top with Dominican Re-
public and Guyana last year in Martinique, battled past
Jamaica 3-2 with Joshua Maxwell winning the decisive
match 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 over Kweisi Willoughby.
It wasn’t a positive start to the contest for T&T as
Luc O’Young was beaten by Willoughby 6-11, 7-11,
11-8, 11-4, 7-11.
However, T&T duo Maxwell and Benoni Daniel
responded in great fashion with wins over Tyreek
Thompson (12-10, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8) and Levor Marshall
(11-7, 13-11, 10-12, 11-2) respectively for a 2-1 lead.
But with the chance to secure a 3-1 win for T&T
O’Young fell to his second defeat in as many matches,
5-11, 11-13, 8-11, this time to Thompson for a 2-2
score in the best-of-five match series, before Maxwell
came up with the crucial victory.
Up next for T&T was a duel with host Guyana ‘A’, but
this time it was the latter who came away with a 3-2
win courtesy Kyle Edghill’s 11-2, 11-6, 11-6 win over
O’Young, leaving the players to await the outcome
of the final clash between Jamaica and the host to
know whether they qualified for the knockout phase.
This time around, T&T was given the necessary
start when Maxwell rallied past Edghill 11-6, 7-11,
11-8, 7-11, 13-11. But Guyana then turned the match
around when Elishaba Johnson humbled O’Young 11-
3, 11-6, 11-7 and Miguel Wong spoiled T&T’s Jessie
Dookie first outing, 11-8, 11-7, 11-3.
Maxwell kept his team alive when he outlasted
Johnson 11-9, 11-2, 4-11, 9-11, 11-9, only for O’Young
to come up short in the fifth and deciding fixture
A win for Guyana over Jamaica will see T&T ad-
vancing as a the group runner-up, however a Jamaica
victory will leave the group placings to be decided
based on points won, to ascertain who would be
The quarterfinals and semifinals were carded for
yesterday with the final today from 10am ahead of
the start of the Mixed Doubles competition.
The local Under-18 Girls duo of Shreya Maharaj and
Shurja Welch teamed up with Guyana’s Tirishatha
Semple, but the trio ended with a 0-2 record after
losses to Guyana (1-3) and Jamaica (0-3).
In their opening series with the host, Maharaj got
the lone win, 6-11, 11-5, 11-1, 6-11, 12-10 , but Welch
went under to Priscilla Greaves 8-11, 5-11, 4-11; Sem-
ple fell to Aneka Phillips 11-8, 11-9, 5-11, 5-11, 9-11,
and Maharaj came up short against Greaves, 6-11,
11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 8-11 in her second match.
Jamaica had little trouble with the T&T/Guyana
combination, with Brittany Stewart beating Maha-
raj 11-5, 13-11, 11-3; Onika Francis over Welch 11-4,
11-7, 10-12, 11-8; and Larissa Mc Laughlin stopping
Semple 11-2, 11-1, 11-6.
The T&T Boys Uner-15 team of Derron Douglas,
Messiah Walcott, Uzair Omardeen failed to advance to
the main draw knockout stage after stunning defeats
at the hands of Guyana ‘B’ and Aruba.
Ranked second in the nine-team tournament,
Douglas got T&T a winning start against Guyana,
13-11, 11-3, 11-6 over Isaiah Layne.
Niron Bissu drew the home team level after easing
past Walcott 11-4, 13-11, 11-4, but Omardeen restored
T&T’s lead with his 11-5, 7-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-2 victory
over Brandon Jaikaran.
But needing one win to secure the tie, T&T could
not complete the task as Layne outplayed Walcott,
11-6, 11-3, 8-11, 11-9, and Bissu silenced Douglas, 12-
10, 11-7, 11-6. To snatch the unlikely win for Guyana,
which ended second in the pool to Aruba, following
a 0-3 loss in their meeting.
The Arubans humbled T&T, with Jonathan Paredes
beating Walcott 7-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-3 and Cheng Ho
Cheung overcoming Douglas, 11-4, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3
and Walcott 11-7, 11-9, 11-4.
Omardeen got the lone win for T&T’s 11-2, 12-14,
T&T junior table tennis team
Godfrey Thomas from the Boat Irish Cream, landed the largest Tuna at 50.3 lbs
during the T&T Game Fishing Marlin Madness event held in Tobago from April 4
to 7. PHOTO: RONALD DANIEL
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