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3-Star DE Lashawn Paulino-Bell Drops Top 10 Via Twitter

first_imgThree-star defensive end Lashawn Paulino-Bell, a class of 2017 prospect, has narrowed his list of potential collegiate programs down to 10. Paulino-Bell, who has offers from dozens of schools, has an interesting mix in his group. Paulino is looking at Notre Dame, Kentucky, Georgia, Cal, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Michigan State, Mississippi State and UNC.He noted that his recruitment is still open, and that his list is not in any kind of order. He thanked everyone who’s helped him along the way too.I Want To Thank All The People Who Was There For Me On This .Edit Credit – @Hayesfawcett3 pic.twitter.com/m7UOzVASjM— T.Ⓜ️oney (@Legendary__8) June 7, 2016Paulino-Bell hails from Pompano Beach, Florida. He’s the 43rd-best defensive end in the country, per 247 Sports.last_img read more

Rep VanderWall announces July coffee hours

first_imgThursday, July 269 to 10 a.m. in the Benzie County Board of Commissioners Room, 488 Court Place in Beulah. Categories: VanderWall News State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to join him for July coffee hours.“I look forward to meeting with the community to hear their questions and ideas about state government,” VanderWall said. “I invite all residents to attend coffee hours.”Rep. VanderWall will be available at the following times and locations:Monday, July 239 to 10 a.m. in the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Room, 8527 E. Government Center Drive in Suttons Bay; 19Jul Rep. VanderWall announces July coffee hours Wednesday, July 259 to 10 a.m. in the Manistee County Board of Commissioners Room, 415 Third St. in Manistee; and Tuesday, July 248 to 9 a.m. at Scottville City Hall, 105 Main St. in Scottville; No appointment is necessary to attend coffee hours. Anyone unable to attend during the scheduled times may contact Rep. VanderWall at his office at (517) 373-0825 or CurtVanderWall@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

Rightster has launched VideoSpring a searchable v

first_imgRightster has launched VideoSpring, a searchable video licensing portal, for brands, agencies and producers to source trending content for creative campaigns and programming.Rightster said the video library of premium viral and user-generated content allows users to discover and license the best-known and most shared videos on the web “without a long and complex clearance process”.VideoSpring will be updated daily with new content from around the world with a focus on “brand-safe videos with proven viewership,” according to Rightster – an MCN and multi-platform network for digital video.Content for VideoSpring will be sourced from video platforms including YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram and Facebook. All the videos will be exclusive to the portal and fully rights-cleared for commercial use.“The world is creating and sharing more content than ever before. We want to challenge the traditional stock-footage model and help brands leverage content that is already popular and inherently shareable in a digital era where consumers are also creators, and where content consumption online has skyrocketed,” said Rightster CEO Patrick Walker.“Engagement and authenticity are more important than ever for brands and utilising user-generated content provides marketers with a powerful means to tell relatable and culturally relevant stories.”Rightster was founded in 2011 and claims a  network of 2,500 content owners that generates over 1.6 billion online video views per month. In 2014 the firm acquired Viral Spiral Group, which have the exclusive licensing rights viral videos like ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ and ‘Sneezing Baby Panda’.last_img read more

If you need cataract surgery your eye surgeon may

first_imgIf you need cataract surgery, your eye surgeon may have to do double duty as your anesthetist under a new policy by health insurer Anthem. In a clinical guideline released this month, the company says it’s not medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand to administer and monitor sedation in most cases.Some ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists say the policy jeopardizes patient safety, and they are calling on Anthem to rescind it.”The presence of anesthesia personnel is one of the key ingredients in the patient safety and effectiveness of cataract surgery today,” says Dr. David Glasser, an ophthalmologist in Columbia, Md., who is secretary for federal affairs at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a professional group for eye physicians and surgeons. “An ophthalmologist cannot administer conscious sedation and monitor the patient and do cataract surgery at the same time.”Anthem, which offers commercial insurance plans in 14 states, says anesthesia needs vary and so should coverage. According to a statement from the company: “Anthem’s Medical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee, a majority of whom are external physicians, reviewed the available evidence addressing the use of general anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care for cataract surgery. According to the literature reviewed, there is no one definitive approach regarding the use of anesthesia for cataract surgery and patient-specific needs should be taken into consideration as well as potential risk of harm to individuals who are sedated during surgical procedures.”Medicare, the health care program for people age 65 and older, covers cataract surgery, including anesthesia services.A cataract, typically related to aging, is caused by clumps of protein that cloud the lens of the eye and can distort vision. During a cataract operation, the surgeon makes an incision in the surface of the eye with a laser or blade and then uses a tool to break up the clouded lens, pull it out and replace it with an artificial one. Cataract surgery is common. More than half of Americans have either had a cataract or had cataract surgery by the time they reach age 80, according to the National Eye Institute. Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than an hour. Though drowsy while sedated, patients are generally conscious during the procedure and can hear what’s said to them and speak if necessary.Eye surgeons often have an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist present to administer intravenous drugs to help keep the patient relaxed and ensure they don’t move during the operation as well as monitor their vital signs and adjust medication as necessary.Anthem’s new policy states that this type of monitored anesthesia care is medically necessary only if the patient is under 18 years old, or is unable to cooperate or communicate because of dementia or other medical conditions, can’t lie flat, has known problems with anesthesia, or if a complex surgery is anticipated.But some ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists disagree.”I wouldn’t even consider doing a cataract surgery without an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist in the room,” says Dr. David Aizuss, an eye surgeon who is president-elect of the California Medical Association. “If you’re working inside the eye it’s a very confined space, and if the patient gets agitated and starts moving around you have to get the equipment out of the eye very quickly.”Although Anthem posted the new policy online, providers are seeking clarification from the company about the timing of its implementation in their states, physicians said.Until then, some practices are taking no chances. At the Freedom Vision Surgery Center in Encino, Calif., where Aizuss practices, Anthem patients who come in for cataract surgery are asked to pay $400 out-of-pocket upfront for anesthesia services. Professional groups representing California eye physicians and anesthesiologists have written to Anthem requesting the policy be rescinded. In addition, the California Medical Association has lodged complaints with state regulators. This isn’t the first time Anthem has come under scrutiny for changes to its clinical guidelines that some have charged help the company’s bottom line at patients’ expense. Last year, the company said it would no longer pay for emergency department visits it later determined were not emergencies. Then in September it said it would no longer pay for imaging tests like MRIs in many cases if patients got them at hospital-owned centers rather than independent imaging centers.Last week, Modern Healthcare reported that the company says it was modifying its ER rule so that certain types of visits would always be paid for, including those by patients who are directed to the emergency department by their provider or have recently had surgery.Some safety experts say they were concerned about Anthem’s new policy, even for routine cataract surgeries.”If you’re putting a knife in my eye, that’s not routine for me,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for improved safety and quality at hospitals. Noting that anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists were pioneers in the patient safety movement, she says there are better ways for Anthem to save money than shutting them out of the operating room.”How about identifying the surgeons who have the highest complication rates, and letting patients know about them?” she suggested.Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Michelle Andrews is on Twitter @mandrews110. Copyright 2018 Kaiser Health News. To see more, visit Kaiser Health News.last_img read more

Despite a dip in shootings and murders for the yea

first_imgDespite a dip in shootings and murders for the year, Chicago suffered one of its bloodiest weekends in recent history last weekend. Police say 33 shootings occurred between Friday and Sunday nights, fueled mostly by gang violence. The incidents left a dozen people dead and dozens wounded. Now, the city’s mayor and police superintendent say the city’s residents who live in troubled areas of the city should do more to help stop the bloodshed. The violence occurred between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday night. Nearly 70 people including several children were wounded.Just last week, activists and Chicago residents shut down two major Chicago roadways, the Dan Ryan Expressway and scenic Lake Shore Drive, in peaceful demonstrations held to protest neighborhood and police shootings. But those actions did not blunt the violence.”I share the anger and frustration of many Chicagoans,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a Monday morning press conference, “because if anything, it should underscore the continuing issue that we have with illegal guns and offenders that are out on the street that are willing to use them.” The violence was not widespread, said Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel — the majority occurred in four of the city’s 22 police districts on the West and South sides. Emanuel visited hospital workers who treated victims and spoke with mothers whose children had died. Emanuel said the city has a “heavy heart.” “What happened this weekend did not happen in every neighborhood in Chicago but it is unacceptable to happen in any neighborhood of Chicago,” he said. “We are a better city.” There have been no arrests but Johnson said police are investigating leads and think a small subset of individuals, mostly gang members playing by their own rules, are involved. Grieving relatives and friends gathered outside hospital emergency rooms over the weekend. By Monday, crime scene tape had disappeared from shooting locations. Community outreach In two separate incidents early Sunday morning, more than 10 people in the North Lawndale neighborhood were shot. Most of the victims were teenagers. The oldest was 25 years old, the youngest was 11 years old and a 17-year-old girl was killed. Monday, on one of the blocks where the gun violence flared, about two dozen young people were having fun making slime at the Stone Temple Baptist Church’s Safe Haven Program, designed to give them a safe summer place. News of the shooting alarmed Rebecca Morris, who runs the program. “Somebody texted me and said, ‘Was any of our kids at the program?’ and I said ‘No, it wasn’t any of the kids that would come off the street into the program,’ ” Morris said. “So it wasn’t any of ours that got shot that day and I’m really thankful for that.” In the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. preached at Stone Temple; the church has always served the immediate community. Reshorna Fitzpatrick, pastor at Stone Temple, says this latest shooting is lighting a fire for them to be even more active in the community and to find ways to more aggressively address needs for housing and jobs. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, who represents the area, says there’s a reason so many children and innocent bystanders were hurt. “They’re looking for somebody who may be in the gathering but inadvertently they often strike nontargets,” says Davis. “They don’t know how to really handle the weapon — they’re not necessarily shooting at the little children or a baby.” “You know who they are”Chicago’s mayor and the police superintendent say the city has too many guns on the street. Over the weekend, police seized 60 weapons and arrested 46 people on gun charges, none tied to this weekend’s shootings. The department says it is also conducting “enforcement missions” by targeting individuals believed to be driving some of the violence and focusing on areas where police suspect there may be gang members and others plotting retaliation. Meanwhile, Johnson said police can’t do it all. He said it is time for residents in traumatized neighborhoods to help them curb the violence. “You all know who these individuals are. They come to your home every day. [They] sleep with you every night. Grandparents, parents, siblings, significant others,” he said. “You know who they are.”Johnson added there must be accountability beyond the police, the mayor and other city officials. “I never hear people saying, ‘These individuals need to stop pulling the trigger,’ ” he said. “They get a pass from everybody and they shouldn’t.” Johnson had hoped to share better news this week. He says so far this year, Chicago’s homicide rate dropped by 20 percent and the number of shooting victims by 17 percent. The superintendent says that while he is pleased with the improvement, the weekend carnage shows the city of Chicago has much more work to do. He says the police department will start by placing more officers in those troubled neighborhoods. Copyright 2018 NPR. 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SAINTS have announced their squad for Fridays Sup

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Super League XVIII Round 5 match at home to Leeds Rhinos.Paul Clough is named in the 19 for the first time this season whilst young centre Mark Percival is also called up.The squad is:2. Ade Gardner, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 7. Jonny Lomax, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 17. Gary Wheeler, 19. Josh Jones, 24. Joe Greenwood, 25. Alex Walmsley, 27. Anthony Walker. 30. Mark Percival.Brian McDermott will select his Leeds side from:3. Kallum Watkins, 4. Joel Moon, 5. Ryan Hall, 6. Danny McGuire, 7. Rob Burrow, 8. Kylie Leuluai, 9. Paul McShane, 10. Jamie Peacock, 11. Jamie Jones-Buchanan, 12. Carl Ablett, 13. Kevin Sinfield, 14. Stevie Ward, 15. Brett Delaney, 16. Ryan Bailey, 17. Ian Kirke, 18. Chris Clarkson, 19. Mitch Achurch, 21. Richard Moore, 25. Joe Vickery.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Phil Bentham.Ticket details are here.Stat Pack:St Helens have won their last five home meetings with Leeds. The Rhinos’ last away win against the Saints was 14-10 on 28 March, 2008, at Knowsley Road.Leeds’ Kevin Sinfield has scored points in thirteen consecutive games against St Helens, a streak which started in the 2008 Super League Grand Final.He last failed to score in the 2008 Qualifying Semi-Final at Knowsley Road, where he missed his one goal attempt in a 38-10 defeat.Last 10 Meetings:Leeds 18, St Helens 31 (SLR14, 21/5/12)St Helens 46, Leeds 6 (SLR8, 25/3/12)Leeds 32, St Helens 16 (SLGF, 8/10/11) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)St Helens 42, Leeds 16 (SLR16, 3/6/11)Leeds 16, St Helens 30 (SLR6, 19/3/11)Leeds 32, St Helens 28 (CCSF, 7/8/10) (at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)Leeds 28, St Helens 24 (SLR20, 3/7/10)St Helens 41, Leeds 20 (SLR12, 24/4/10)Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (SLGF, 10/10/09) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (SLR26, 4/9/09)Super League Summary:St Helens won 27 (includes wins in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008 play-offs)Leeds won 23 (includes wins in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 Grand Finals; 1998 and 2005 play-offs)Ups and Downs:St Helens highest score: 62-18 (H, 1999) (Widest margin: 56-10, H, 2004)Leeds highest score: 74-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 70-0, H, 2004)last_img read more

People Are Horrified That Facebooks Hidden Inbox Is Hiding Incredibly Important Messages

first_img Next Article People Are Horrified That Facebook’s Hidden Inbox Is Hiding Incredibly Important Messages Image credit: Getty | Thomas Trutschel / Contributor –shares This story originally appeared on Business Insider Add to Queue April 7, 2016 Rob Pricecenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 7 min read Facebook has a hidden message folder where it filters messages it thinks you don’t want to see — sometimes with serious and unintended consequences.Users are complaining about not seeing messages from since-deceased family members, people reaching out to help them, and even people contacting them to let them know their friends have died.Back in October 2015, the social network revamped its messaging system.Previously, you had your “Inbox,” and an “Other” folder where messages from people who aren’t friends or friends-of-friends would end up. But it replaced this second folder with “Message Requests” — which let people you’re not connected with ask to be able to talk.But what very few people realize is there is now also a third category of messages: Filtered Message Requests. These filtered messages are what Facebook thinks is spam, and so doesn’t even notify you about. They’re also not easy to find.There has been a spate of articles over the last few days explaining how to access them. Judging by the reaction on Twitter, almost no one knew it was there.I am mortified did you know on Facebook there’s a bunch of messages you haven’t read in settings > people > filtered messages— Jade ? (@JadeStamate) April 7, 2016Just discovered a “filtered” message folder on Facebook. Oops. Sorry everyone. Literally had no idea. Should take me a few yrs to catch up.— Max von Essen (@MaxizPad) April 6, 2016oh my god I just discovered the filtered messages on Facebook pic.twitter.com/goQKF5mHR6— brit brat (@Brittany_IRL) April 7, 2016A lot of the time, the feature appears to be fulfilling its purpose pretty well — protecting people from strangers’ spam they’ve got no interest in viewing.Daniel EmeryThe message Daniel Emery received informing him his friend had died — and which he only discovered two months later.But there have also been cases of it hiding far more important messages, meaning their intended recipients only see them when it’s far too late.Former BBC technology journalist Daniel Emery contacted Business Insider after reading our story and checking the “filtered” folder out of curiosity.He told us that back in February, the partner of an old college friend messaged him to tell him that his friend had died — but the message was filtered, so he only saw it today, two months later.Emery said: “He was a friend of mine from when I was a student in Aberdeen. Used to be a good mate, obviously lost touch a few years ago, as you do.”He had thought about reaching out, but never got round to it — and then saw the message letting him know his friend had “popped his clogs.””So its his partner — I don’t quite know who she is — picking up the pieces … it’s all a bit strange really.”Emery’s not the only one to have experienced something like this.Matt Spicer, from Bristol, England, said that his wife started crying after discovering the “filtered” inbox — because it contained a message sent by her cousin, who died before it was ever read.Nice one Facebook, this hidden message thing has got my wife in tears.She was contacted by a cousin, who has died since sending the message— Matt Spicer (@Bristol_Pirate) April 6, 2016And Brittany Knight wrote on Twitter that she lost her passport and missed the message from the person trying to return it to her due to the filter.Lost my passport last year and some 10/10 messaged me saying he had it and facebook hid the message from me ??— Brittany Knight (@bwitt_xox) April 5, 2016& now I’m in love with him and he’s moved to the other side of the world so Facebook ruined my life and cock blocked me from a shit hot guy— Brittany Knight (@bwitt_xox) April 5, 2016There are many more cases like this. Some are recent, while other messages appear to have been sent before the Filtered Message Requests inbox was introduced, and were then automatically moved to it once it was launched — all without ever being read.Went through my Facebook filtered messages and realised there was a message from a long lost friend from like half a year ago ??? I SORRY— Kendra (@KendraInControl) January 19, 2016Fuming a girl found my lost passport months ago but the message was filtered so I went n cancelled it without seeing wtf— Meg (@meg_morg) January 27, 2016thought i’d lost all contact forever w my japanese host family but just found a fb message from them that fb filtered out 2 YEARS ago !!!!— merman (@merrmerrm) April 7, 2016Are you fucking shitting me? My transgender cousin reached out during her transition & because we weren’t friends facebook hid her message.— Resting Face Palm (@bm0nies) October 30, 2015The situation is made doubly frustrating by the fact that one of the big reasons for the change to Message Requests (and Filtered Message Requests) is to prevent things like this happening.Tony Leach, a product manager at Facebook, told TechCrunch back when Message Requests launched: “We’ve heard so many stories like estranged parents trying to get back in touch, or you lost your wallet and someone trying to get in touch with you … That’s why we want to replace that with a system that makes it a lot easier to catch the messages that you want to see.”Clearly, this hasn’t been a complete success.But what can Facebook do about this? It’s a tricky one. If it errs on the side of caution, and filters more, then important messages will continue to fall through the cracks. But if it relaxes its filters, then more spam will likely get through too — and people will complain. (Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)Daniel Emery, who missed the message telling him of his friend’s death, would like Facebook to modify its messaging feature to add a more straightforward spam folder.”Gmail and Google, for all its flaws, has a pretty sensible system,” he told Business Insider. “There is a folder for spam, you can look into it if you want, you can pull things out. It’s not hidden from you, and I think the issue with this is it’s kind of a bit too much ‘nanny state.'”He added: “Facebook is trying to be overprotective. Overprotective comes at a cost, and things like this happening are exactly that … hiding it is never a good thing.”If you want to check your Filtered Message Requests in the mobile app, load up Settings, then click on “People,” then click on “Message Requests,” then click on “See filtered requests.” If you’re on the desktop version of Facebook, click on the drop-down Messages tab, then on “Message Requests,” then press “See filtered requests.” For more detailed instructions, read this. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Facebooklast_img read more

Microsofts Teams Is Its Slack Competitor for Office 365

first_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. 3 min read November 2, 2016 Add to Queue Register Now » Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business –shares Devindra Hardawar Because Yammer isn’t quite enough to take on Slack, Microsoft is launching yet another business chat app: Teams. It’ll be part of the Office 365 suite, and from the video below, it looks like it’ll differentiate itself from Slack and Hipchat with threaded chats, Office document collaboration and multi-person video chat. Basically, the company is trying to bring all of productivity strengths together in a single app.”How to assemble a high performance team and setting them up for success is one of the central pursuits for any organization,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on stage. “No two teams are the same, no two projects are the same. There’s no universal tool for teams, but rather a universal toolkit we call office 365. Empowering teams is more than just solving any logistical challenge of bringing people to the same place.”Nadella described Yammer as a “bulletin board for the entire company,” and noted that plenty of teams are already collaborating using Skype for Business chats, as well. But there’s still a need for a single, cohesive app to bring all of that together. Teams is a “chat-based workspace” designed around real-time collaboration, Nadella said. It won’t be replacing Yammer immediately, though it’s easy to see how it could eventually do so. On the mobile front, there will be Teams apps for Windows Phone, iOS and Android.Teams is akin to an “open office-space environment,” according to Office 365 corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer. It brings in all of the features you’d expect, like group messaging, and Skype integration for video and voice calls, along with things Slack doesn’t yet offer, like the aforementioned threaded chats. And yes, there will be plenty of emoji integration to spice up your boring work chats. You can also move between different teams pretty easily, something that’s much more difficult with Slack.It’s hard not to view Teams as yet another entry in a crowded collaboration market. But it packs in some thoughtful features that might tempt over users of other apps. The main screen for each team has a tabbed interface that lets you quickly locate other files, tasks that need to be completed and even third-party apps. In an on-stage demo, a Microsoft rep showed off how a Zendesk tab could let you quickly access tickets associated with the Team. The helper bot for Teams, “T-Bot,” can also help you figure out the app with simple conversational language.Teams wasn’t exactly a secret. It’s been rumored for months, and Slack went so far as to take out a full page ad in The New York Times to welcome Microsoft as a direct competitor (with a health amount of posturing, naturally).If you’re eager to try out Teams, you can access it today as part of a customer preview in Office 365. It’ll be available in 18 languages across 181 countries. Moving forward, Microsoft plans to include it with all Office 365 Enterprise and Small Business Suite subscriptions starting in the first quarter of next year. It’s yet another way for you to collaborate with your coworkers. Next Article Microsoft Image credit: Microsoft Microsoft’s Teams Is Its Slack Competitor for Office 365 This story originally appeared on Engadgetlast_img read more

Sleep and exercise affect new mothers differently than new fathers

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 30 2019Sleep and exercise are vital to the wellbeing of new parents, but these essentials affect new moms differently than new dads, according to researchers.In a study looking at the daily lives of new parents, a team led by Penn State researchers found that in general, getting more physical activity and more sleep from day to day was linked with more personal well-being, a better couple relationship and more closeness with their baby.However, fathers who slept more on average than other fathers reported lower overall well-being and less closeness with their partner and child. In contrast, mothers who slept more on average than other mothers reported greater well-being.Additionally, the researchers found that on days when fathers exercised more than usual, there was a lower likelihood of an argument between the couple. But, on days when mothers exercised more than usual, there was a higher chance of an argument.Mark Feinberg, research professor in the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State, who led the study, said these differences may be due to mothers often being seen as the primary caretaker.”Fathers may resist or feel resentful when mothers spend more time than usual on their own needs such as exercise, leaving fathers to pick up more responsibility for child care — leading to arguments,” Feinberg said. “But, it’s also possible that the extra time spent with the child is stressful for fathers, leading fathers to be more irritable on such days and leading to more arguments with the partner.”The findings — published in the Monographs of the Society for Research In Child Development — were part of a study that examined how factors like exercise, sleep and different daily stressors affected the day-to-day lives and family relationships of new parents.Feinberg said that while early parenthood is stressful for parents both as individuals and as a couple, it is also a vital period of rapid development for the newborn child, making it especially important to understand and support parents’ well-being during this time.”In general, new parents report higher levels of stress, depression and couple conflict, as well as less sleep, companionship and romance with their partner,” Feinberg said. “Ironically, it’s also the period when children are most vulnerable, when their brains and regulatory systems are rapidly developing to set the stage for their functioning for the rest of their lives, and when they are most dependent on parents for consistent affection and support.”Related StoriesI’m a CPAP dropout: Why many lose sleep over apnea treatmentUnpleasant experiences could be countered with a good night’s REM sleepLiver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study findsAccording to Feinberg, the current study is one of the first to explore these stress and resilience factors among new parents on a daily level.He said that looking at how changes in one stressful or replenishing factor are linked to changes in parents’ well-being and relationships from day to day — instead of annually, for example — can give researchers a better understanding on how to help parents achieve better functioning and well-being on more days.”In past research, we might find that on average, one father sleeps more, is less depressed, and more affectionate with his child than another father,” Feinberg said. “But that doesn’t tell us if enhancing sleep for that father would affect his level of depression or parenting warmth.”For the study, the researchers used data from 143 mothers and 140 fathers collected ten months after their child’s birth. The researchers interviewed the mothers and fathers separately by phone every night for eight days to gather data about the previous 24 hours.They gathered data about time spent sleeping, at work, doing chores and physical activity. They also asked the participants about stress, well-being, and their relationships with their spouse and child.Feinberg said the results may be used to help parents find and reinforce their strengths and have more good days than bad.”Some parents are happier or sleep better overall than others, but most parents experience some difficult days and some good days,” Feinberg said. “Most parents already have a good place to start from at least on some days, so it’s a matter of figuring out what works on those days and then doing more of that. This would be an easier and maybe more effective approach than thinking that we have to help someone completely change their routines and emotional patterns.”Additionally, Feinberg said parents may be able to explore their own day-to-day dynamics by using mobile apps on a smartphone.”Studying daily fluctuation is a very rich way to understand the complex unfolding of individual and family life,” Feinberg said. “There are many apps and devices that are available for recording daily experiences such as sleep and physical activity. With a little bit more added functionality — being able to look at patterns across different experiences, and even across family members — these tools could provide even more benefit.” Source:https://www.psu.edu/last_img read more

Ghosn set for court hearing in Japan over detention

first_img Ghosn’s detention extended to Jan 11 Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is likely to appear in a Japanese court next Tuesday to hear the reasons for his detention, after his lawyers deployed a little-used article of the Constitution. Explore further Ghosn is likely to appear in court to face the allegations against him The shock move was the latest in a series of unexpected twists in a case that has gripped Japan and the business world since the once-revered auto tycoon was arrested on his private jet at a Tokyo airport on November 19.The Tokyo District Court said his hearing would start at 10:30 am (0130 GMT) in its court room, with Ghosn expected to appear.”Mr Ghosn today submitted a request for the disclosure of the reasons for his detention,” the court said.Article 34 of Japan’s Constitution stipulates that “no person shall be arrested or detained without being at once informed of the charges against him or without the immediate privilege of counsel.””Nor shall he be detained without adequate cause; and upon demand of any person such cause must be immediately shown in open court in his presence and the presence of his counsel,” it says.Ghosn is spending the beginning of 2019 in detention after the court on New Year’s Eve extended his detention through to January 11 on allegations of aggravated breach of trust.He was re-arrested over these allegations on December 21, dashing his hopes of being home for Christmas.Since his shock arrest on November 19, the case has shone a light on the Japanese legal system, which has come in for some criticism internationally.’CEO reserve’Authorities are pursuing three separate lines of enquiry against the 64-year-old Franco-Lebanese-Brazilian executive, involving alleged financial wrongdoing during his tenure as Nissan chief.They suspect he conspired with his right-hand man, US executive Greg Kelly, to hide away around half of his income (some five billion yen or $44 million) over five fiscal years from 2010.They also allege he under-reported his salary to the tune of four billion yen over the next three fiscal years—apparently to avoid criticism that his pay was too high.They are also investigating a complex third claim that alleges Ghosn sought to shift a personal investment loss onto Nissan’s books.As part of that scheme, he is also accused of having used Nissan funds to repay a Saudi acquaintance who put up collateral money.Prosecutors have pressed formal charges over the first allegation but not yet over the other accusations.Ghosn denies the allegations but has not had the chance to defend himself in public.The once jet-setting executive, who denies any wrongdoing, was initially held in a tiny single cell at the detention centre in the north of the Japanese capital but has now reportedly been moved to a more comfortable room.He has complained about the cold and the rice-based menu, sources say, though he has told embassy visitors he is being well-treated although he has shed a lot of weight.He has been stripped of his leadership roles at Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors but the third member of the auto alliance he helped forge, French automaker Renault, has kept him as nominal head while he fights the charges.Ghosn’s detention has also laid bare tensions in the alliance he created, which together sells more cars than any of its rival groups.Meanwhile, fresh claims against Ghosn appear almost daily in the Japanese media.According to Friday’s edition of the Nikkei business daily, Ghosn paid nearly $50 million to businesses run by two Middle Eastern acquaintances from the “CEO reserve”, a pot of cash that the boss was able to use at his discretion.center_img © 2019 AFP Citation: Ghosn set for court hearing in Japan over detention (2019, January 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-ghosn-court-japan-detention.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

BJP demands repoll in violencehit booths of Bengal

first_imgMay 20, 2019 SHARE COMMENT West Bengal COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on RELATED center_img Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal after the meeting with Election Commission officials in New Delhi on Monday   –  Sandeep Saxena BJP NaMo TV goes off air after Lok Sabha polls A delegation of BJP leaders, led by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, met Election Commission officials here on Monday and said the seventh phase of polls in West Bengal witnessed widespread violence, booth capturing and rigging. The party demanded re-poll in violence-hit booths across the State.The party said in a memorandum submitted to the EC that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerji has threatened the people of the State that she will ‘deal’ with her opponents after the conclusion of polls. “Given the acrimony, violence and booth capturing by the Trinamool Congress goons across the State, during the entire seven phases of elections, the BJP and the innocent people of West Bengal seriously apprehend widespread violence and reprisals against those who may have supported the BJP,” the memorandum said.The party hoped that the poll panel will strongly check the post-poll violence by the TMC, its leaders and goons. “All EVM strong-rooms should be guarded by Central Forces and the State forces should not be allowed to come close to them. We also request you that the central police force continues to be deployed in West Bengal until the conclusion of the electoral process and formal notifications of the constitution of the new Parliament,” the memorandum added.The leaders said BJP candidate Nilanjay Ray was attacked and his vehicle vandalised by the TMC. In the Kolkata Uttar seat, the party claimed that their candidate Rahul Sinha was heckled outside the polling booth. In Jadavpur, too, BJP candidate Anupam Hazra was heckled, the party claimed. national elections Election Commission of Indialast_img read more