Childhood Sexual Abuse: Do Our Thoughts Impact Outcome?

first_imgJay Morse and Heidi Radunovich, PhDVictims of childhood sexual abuse often present a wide array of symptoms following childhood sexual abuse (CSA), and how these symptoms manifest varies from child to child. Yancey, Naufel, and Hansen (2013) wanted to know what factors impacted clinical presentation following childhood sexual abuse (CSA).[Flickr, Broken Hearted Boy 6 by Isa Sorensen, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Previous research suggested that factors unique to the individual, factors associated with the family, and factors related to the specifics of the abuse itself all seem to contribute to outcome. In previous research by the authors, the following types of presentation among CSA victims were noted:Highly distressed – Both parent and child report high levels of distress and behavior problems.Problem behaviors – Child does not report distress, but parent reports problem behaviors.Subclinical – Both parent and child report no clinical distress or behavioral problems.Self-distress – Child reports high levels of distress, but parental report is in the normal range.MethodologyParticipants were 101 children ages 7-18 who were in treatment for CSA through Project SAFE, a 12 week cognitive-behavioral group treatment program for victims of CSA. Archival data from the children and their non-offending parent or caregiver was used, and included the Children’s Impact of Traumatic Events – Revised (CITES-R – child completed), demographic questionnaire (parent completed), child history form (parent completed, Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ – parent completed), and Symptoms Checklist -90-Revised (SCL-90-R – parent completed).ResultsOne of the most important findings in this study is that attributional style, or how the children thought about the abuse, was correlated with clinical presentation of symptoms. Individuals in the highly distressed cluster had more negative attributions of the abuse than participants in the subclinical cluster. Mental health and coping of the parent were also associated with clinical presentation, such that parents of children and adolescents in the highly distressed group had higher reported symptoms over parents in the subclinical group. However, this study did not look at how this finding might occur – does parental coping impact child coping in this case, or might parents have less to cope with if their child is doing better? More severe abuse was associated with being in the high distress group, but how long the abuse lasted was not a significant predictor. It is notable that there were significantly fewer boys available for this study (consistent with lower reported levels of CSA among boys), but those who were in the study were more likely to be in the problem behavior group.ImplicationsIn this study, two key implications for treatment intervention emerge:How children and adolescents think about the abuse, and the causes behind it, can determine how they are functioning. Targeting negative attributions can be an important part of the therapeutic process.Parents or caregivers also need to be considered in developing a treatment plan. Considerations such as the mental health of the parent can play an important role in the treatment and recovery of the child or adolescent. References[1] Yancey, C. T., Naufel, K. Z., & Hansen, D. J. (2013). The relationship of personal, family, and abuse-specific factors to children’s clinical presentation following childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Family Violence, 28(1), 31-42. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10896-012-9485-6This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

ST: LDO voltage regulator packs big performance in tiny footprint

first_img Continue Reading Previous Maxim: low-power MCUs extend battery life for wearables and other compact devicesNext Rohde & Schwarz: FPC entry-level spectrum analyzer combines three key RF test instruments STMicroelectronics’ STLQ020 low-dropout voltage regulator relieves the familiar trade-offs between quiescent current, output power, dynamic response, and package size, to give designers extra freedom. By combining small size with high performance and energy efficiency, the STLQ020 is ideal for use in battery-powered consumer products like smartphones and tablets, smart watches, audio or media devices, and wearables. It helps extend battery life in IoT endpoints such as smart meters and wireless sensors, healthcare devices like wearable monitors, and industrial applications such as factory automation or sensor networking.Drawing just 300nA quiescent current (Iq), and capable of supplying up to 200mA to the load with excellent regulation, power-supply rejection (PSRR), and transient response, the STLQ020 is available in a choice of compact packages reaching as small as a 0.8mm x 0.8mm flip-chip4.This unique combination of attributes stems from the STLQ020’s dedicated low-power design and adaptive bias circuitry, which ensures fast response and a stable output with high PSRR. In addition, dropout voltage as low as 160mV (typical) at maximum load allows longer equipment runtimes as the battery discharges. Also, with the advantage of its 5nA logic-controlled shutdown mode, the STLQ020 can extend the interval between coin-cell replacements in low-duty-cycle applications like remote sensors.With an input voltage range of 2.0V-5.5V, the STLQ020 can be powered directly from a suitable battery voltage or logic rail. The output voltage can be set between 0.8V and 4.5V, with either fixed-output or adjustable-output versions available. The fixed output voltages are selectable in 50mV increments. The STLQ020 is in production now, and available as a 2mm x 2mm DFN6, 0.8mm x 0.8mm flip-chip4, or 2.1mm x 2.0mm SOT323-5L.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Orsec boosts next-gen intelligence solution with DPI software by Rohde & Schwarz

first_imgipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company providing DPI software, announced that Orsec Technologies has licensed its DPI engine R&S PACE 2 for their cyber threat hunting solution oorigin. Providing accurate traffic analytics and a rich set of metadata in real time, R&S PACE 2 significantly strengthens Orsecs threat hunting capabilities. This allows for more accurate alerts, faster threat detection and enhanced machine learning.Cyber-attacks have become a constant threat to governments and enterprises. In 2019 there was, so far, no day without a major data leak or data destruction. While larger companies and governments can afford a dedicated team of experts or expensive security tools, small and medium companies are more vulnerable. However, in today’s highly connected IT ecosystems, if security is not established for all companies, there will be no protection at all. oorigin is a next-generation intelligence solution that enables small and medium sized organizations to incorporate cyber threat hunting into their security strategy and turn their defense into a proactive offense. oorigin empowers IT administrators to proactively search for malware or attackers lurking in the network, discover shadow IT and reduce investigation time after a cyber-incident.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Silicon Labs and Philips Hue further advance smart lightingNext CommAgility to accelerate development of mobile devices and base stations for 4G, 5G and private networkslast_img read more

Monaco to host 2019 Laureus Awards on February 18

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 22 (PTI) The 19th edition of the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards will be held in Monaco on February 18 next year. Considered the ‘Oscars of sports’, the Laureus World Sports Awards celebrate global sporting achievements across the calendar year. The nominations to honour the sporting achievements of 2018 will start later this month. Former India cricket captains Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar are members of the Laureus Academy, which also has big sporting names like Boris Becker, Martina Navratilova, Sergey Bubka, Luis Figo, Michael Johnson, Sebastian Coe, Vivian Richards, Ian Botham, Steve Waugh among others. Last year, tennis great Roger Federer won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year award for a record fifth time, while Serena Williams won the Sportswoman of the Year recognition for the fourth time. PTI SSC PM PMlast_img read more

Giroud airs Hazard hope amid Chelsea exit talk

first_imgTransfers Giroud airs Hazard hope amid Chelsea exit talk Chris Burton 19:12 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eden Hazard Chelsea Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Premier League Olivier Giroud Eden Hazard The Blues striker is eager to see a talented playmaker remain at Stamford Bridge this summer and continue working on a promising attacking partnership Olivier Giroud is hoping to see Eden Hazard remain at Chelsea this summer, despite the Belgian playmaker keeping his options open amid much transfer talk.The Blues have been able to fend off interest in a talismanic presence during past windows, with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain having been long-standing suitors of a two-time Premier League champion.It may, however, be that their resolve is tested again over the coming weeks, with Hazard having admitted that he will wait to discover Chelsea’s recruitment plans before making a decision on his own future. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Those at Stamford Bridge no longer have Champions League football to use as a bargaining tool, both for possible incomings and outgoings, but Giroud is eager to see them retain the services of a man he has struck up a positive working relationship with since arriving from Arsenal in January.The France international striker told the Evening Standard: “Of course I want Eden to stay – who doesn’t want to play with him?“I want to carry on working on our partnership. The two of us have only been playing together a short time but we have a good relationship on the field. We play close together because that’s what the manager wants us to do. “Obviously when we are in the same areas on the pitch we can find ourselves much better. “We like to play together because we have a good understanding, we have different qualities that complement each other. It is easy to play with him. Olivier Giroud Eden Hazard Chelsea stay“Eden and I are good friends off the pitch as well. He is a nice person, he is easy to get along with. I knew him before I came to Chelsea. “We fought for the title in France when I was at Montpellier and he was at Lille. I didn’t know him personally then but I never had any doubts that we would form a good understanding. “He has the same way of playing football and we share the same ideas.”Giroud has managed five goals in his 17 appearances for Chelsea so far, with one more outing set to be taken in on Saturday when the Blues face Manchester United in the FA Cup final.That contest could be the last for any number of figures on the Blues’ books, with the speculation surrounding Hazard’s future nowhere near as intense as that suggesting that Antonio Conte is set to be relieved of his managerial duties regardless of the outcome against the Red Devils.last_img read more

Funding to Reduce Municipal Emissions

first_imgNine Nova Scotia municipalities will measure the energy used by their operations and find ways to reduce it with financial help from the Nova Scotia Municipal Clean Air and Climate Change program. The funding will help municipalities conduct audits of energy use and related air emissions to identify the best ways to cut emissions, which could lead to more municipal program funding. The program is part of the Nova Scotia Ecotrust for Clean Air and Climate Change. “We are working with municipalities to increase energy efficiencies that help reduce greenhouse-gas and air-pollutant emissions,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment. “We are committed to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to at least 10 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, and to significant drops in air-pollutant levels by 2010.” Funding applications were reviewed and recommended by an intergovernmental panel with expertise in emissions reductions and economic development. “I am very pleased with the applications we’ve received so far,” said Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Energy. “We look forward to more municipal units coming forward with their plans to reduce energy consumption.” These municipal program grants are the first of nine rounds of grants from the Nova Scotia Ecotrust for Clean Air and Climate Change, which was developed with the federal government. The municipal program will contribute a total of $68,521 to nine projects with a combined cost of $96,092. More support for larger projects will be announced in the near future. Municipalities and towns receiving the first round of funding from the program are: Antigonish, Berwick, Bridgetown, Digby, Kentville, Kings County, Parrsboro, Trenton and Wolfville. The province’s goal is to have all municipal units complete an emissions inventory and audit. The nine latest projects will increase the total to 16. To apply for funding from the municipal program or for more information, visit the EcoTrust website at www.gov.ns.ca/ecotrust .last_img read more

Proclamation de la nouvelle loi sur le parentage et le soutien aux

first_img Remplacer les termes tels que « visite » et « privilèges de visite » par les concepts suivants : « temps passé avec l’enfant », « communication avec l’enfant » et « interaction » Établir un cadre pour le plan parental qui énumère les responsabilités de chaque parent et les arrangements pour la garde de l’enfant afin d’encourager la planification et de réduire la confusion Établir de nouvelles lignes directrices qui exigent que les parents qui déménagent à l’extérieur de la province fournissent un préavis et déterminent, selon les ententes parentales, si ce déménagement sera avantageux ou non pour l’enfant Fournir une liste claire de mesures qui peuvent être prises dans les cas où les ordonnances concernant le temps passé avec l’enfant, la communication avec l’enfant ou l’interaction avec l’enfant ne sont pas respectées Plusieurs règles seront également mises à jour en raison de ces modifications. Il s’agit de modifications d’ordre administratif visant à uniformiser le langage et la terminologie. Pour obtenir plus d’information, consultez le www.nsfamilylaw.ca (en anglais seulement). Des modifications législatives adoptées par l’Assemblée législative visant à améliorer le soutien aux enfants et à faire passer les intérêts des enfants avant tout le reste pendant une rupture familiale entreront en vigueur le 26 mai. Les modifications apportées à la loi sur les ordonnances alimentaires et la garde d’enfants (Maintenance and Custody Act), qui a été renommée la loi sur le parentage et le soutien aux enfants (Parenting and Support Act), inclut des mesures législatives familiales modernisées et des règles et formulaires mis à jour. « Nous avons modernisé cette loi pour mieux aider les familles lorsqu’elles se présentent en court pour la prise de décisions qui sont dans l’intérêt supérieur de leurs enfants, souvent dans des circonstances très difficiles », souligne Diana Whalen, ministre de la Justice. La loi, qui a été adoptée en décembre 2015, met à jour le langage et la terminologie utilisée pour parler de la garde d’enfants et des ententes parentales, présente de nouveaux termes pour décrire la façon dont les parents interagissent et passent du temps avec leurs enfants, et établit l’utilisation d’un plan parental pour aider les parents à clarifier leurs responsabilités. Les modifications établissent également des lignes directrices précises que les familles devront respecter lorsqu’un parent ou un tuteur souhaite déménager avec ses enfants. Les modifications clés incluent, notamment :last_img read more

Japan penalizes several cryptocurrency exchanges after hack

first_imgTOKYO – The Japanese government is slapping penalties on several cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, after 58 billion yen ($530 million) of virtual coins were lost earlier this year from hacking.The Financial Services Agency, which has been checking the exchanges, said Thursday that FSHO and Bit Station exchanges were ordered to halt operations for a month.It said FSHO was not properly monitoring trades and had not carried out employee training. The agency said it found that a Bit Station employee had taken bitcoins for personal use.Five other exchanges, including Coincheck, targeted in the massive hacking, were ordered to improve their operations.Coincheck had received a similar order earlier to beef up security measures.Japan is unusual in the world for embracing cryptocurrencies and setting up a licensing system to oversee their use.The exchanges ordered to improve their operations must file a plan to the agency by March 22.The theft at Coincheck of the NEM currency was the second major hacking assault on a Japanese crypto exchange after the Mt. Gox debacle in 2014.But Japan has chosen to seize the opportunity and regulate exchanges, setting up a licensing system last year, although experts say such measures are no guarantee against hacking and cybercrime.Japan has officially licensed 16 virtual-currency exchanges, and more, including Coincheck, are applying for licenses. As much as half of the world’s bitcoin trading is estimated to be in yen.Some countries like China are cracking down on virtual currencies, while other countries like the U.S. have been cautious, encouraging their use in limited ways.Japan has been far more accommodating to cryptocurrencies, attracting new businesses in the technology called blockchain.TV ads and billboard posters sing the praise of bitcoin, although they come with warnings, in fine print, to invest at your own risk.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at https://www.apnews.com/search/yuri%20kageyamalast_img read more

UN refugee agency restarts repatriation of Angolans from DR Congo

4 November 2011The United Nations refugee agency today resumed the repatriation of Angolan refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after a four-year hiatus, aiming to help more than 40,000 people go home. The United Nations refugee agency today resumed the repatriation of Angolan refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after a four-year hiatus, aiming to help more than 40,000 people go home.The first group of 252 people were transported to Angola from the DRC town of Kimpese, some 220 kilometres west of the capital, Kinshasa, Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters in Geneva.Large-scale voluntary repatriation of Angolans from DRC was stopped in 2007 due to logistical and other difficulties. At that point an estimated 57,000 Angolans had been assisted in returning since 2003.There are an estimated 80,000 Angolan refugees in DRC who have lived in exile for decades. The new voluntary repatriation initiative follows a UNHCR survey last year that found that 43,000 people were interested in going home. It also follows a new tripartite agreement between Angola, DRC and UNHCR on repatriation signed in June.Some of the refugees told UNHCR staff that they wanted to go home because of the improved prospects for peace, while others said their families wanted them back. Some felt that they would be better off at home, while others said they are just homesick.One of those going home today was a 91-year-old woman who was looking forward to being reunited with her children who have gone back.Those returning went through medical screening and vaccinations and were given voluntary repatriation forms, which will serve as their identity documents until they get Angolan identification cards. UNHCR plans to have two return convoys per week, said Mr. Mahecic.Angola has assured the returnees that the authorities will help them with housing, micro-credit, vocational training and other forms of assistance. UNHCR will also monitor their well-being for up to 18 months.A few weeks ago, 1,700 Angolan refugees returned home from Zambia, and repatriation from the Republic of Congo is expected to start soon. There are an estimated 113,000 Angolan refugees in DRC, Republic of Congo, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.Last month UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) jointly appealed for $21 million to help Angolan refugees return home. Only $8 million of the requested amount has been received so far. read more

In Brad Wall private sector had ally whose voice rang louder than

With Brad Wall’s departure from politics, the private sector is losing an ally whose voice reverberated louder than most on the public stage.During his 10-year tenure as Saskatchewan’s premier, Wall’s reputation as an advocate of free enterprise grew, whether he was defending the interests of potash or the oilpatch.“He has been a strong champion for pipelines, for oil and gas, for enabling Saskatchewan to reach its economic potential,” said Tim McMillan, CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. McMillan previously served in several key cabinet portfolios in Wall’s government including energy.“We will certainly miss his leadership,” McMillan said.When he was sworn in as premier in November 2007, Wall inherited a province gushing in oil revenue thanks to high crude prices. Still, he ushered in a wave of belt-tightening measures in the years ahead, partly in anticipation of the volatility of resource revenues.“During his term as premier we dramatically changed to a ‘can-do’ province,” said John Hopkins, CEO of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce.“We witnessed record growth in terms of jobs, income, and investment and it really changed from being a place to be from … to being a place to be because there were a lot of things going on.”Scott Saxberg, CEO of Crescent Point Energy, said Wall’s consistent taxation and energy regulation policies helped enable his company to become the largest oil and gas producer in the province.“He’s probably been one of our greatest leaders in Canada,” he said.Saxberg and leaders of some other Calgary-based oil and gas companies with operations in Saskatchewan were invited in March to move their head offices there, a move that irked Alberta Premier Rachel Notley but for which Wall was unapologetic.That illustrates both Wall’s role as “Our No. 1 cheerleader” and the province’s growing economic clout, even if it didn’t result in any big company moves, said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.“Decades ago, people would have laughed out of those Calgary offices to hear a Saskatchewan premier invite them to come here,” McLellan said.“(Now) it’s a logical consideration.”While he was a proponent of the free market, he also stood against any measures he perceived as a threat to his home province’s economy.A defining moment in Wall’s career occurred in 2010, when he aggressively opposed a hostile takeover bid of PotashCorp, a former provincial Crown corporation, by Australia’s BHP Billiton. The acquisition was eventually blocked by the federal government.Wall is supporting the current proposed merger of PotashCorp with Calgary-based Agrium, in part because its head office would remain in Saskatoon.Colleen Collins, vice-president of the Canada West Foundation think tank, said Wall has been a strong voice for removing trade barriers in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States.“He’s taken on a role as a spokesman for the West,” Collins said. “Losing someone of that experience and vision is going to be really unfortunate.”While he was generally lauded in corporate quarters, others, including those from labour and environmental organizations, have a less favourable view of Wall’s legacy.Bob Bymoen, president of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union, said Wall’s time in power has been defined by privatizing government departments and replacing workers with private contractors and consultants.“I hope the next premier doesn’t have such a hate-on for unions, that he respects working people and their right to organize and form a union,” said Bymoen, who represents about 20,000 government workers.His government’s long-standing opposition to a carbon tax also drew scorn from environmental groups.It’s a position that puts him “on the wrong side of history,” said Keith Stewart, a senior energy strategist with Greenpeace Canada.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. read more

Burger King will sell plantbased Whopper across US

MIAMI — It’s official: Burger King will soon offer its Impossible Whopper plant-based burger nationwide.The chain said the soy-based burger, made by Impossible Foods, will be available for a limited time at its 7,000 U.S. stores starting next week.Limited-time offers are typical for new products in the fast food industry. Burger King says it will gauge customer reaction and consider expanding sales.Miami-based Burger King began testing the Impossible Whopper in April in St. Louis. It later expanded to six other markets.Burger King won’t say how many Impossible Whoppers it has sold, but says it drove new customers to its stores.Impossible Foods has been struggling to meet demand for the popular burger. This week it announced a manufacturing partnership with OSI Group, an Illinois food production company.The Associated Press read more

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS Profiting from urban waste in Viet Nam

UNDP Viet NamIn Hoi An in Viet Nam, biodegradable waste is composted at the household level and then used by local farmers for sustainable agriculture. (April 2017) UNDP Viet NamHoi An, a city of 120,000, has become a significant tourist destination with around 21 million visitors in 2016. Those tourists are producing around 75 tonnes of solid waste every single day – waste which a group of underprivileged women is turning into a profit.Plastic and metals are collected and sold to recycling facilities while biodegradable matter is composted and then passed on to local farmers. The authorities dispose of any waste which can’t be recycled.Read more here, about the women of Hoi An and their contribution towards creating employment, reducing waste and creating a more livable and sustainable city. read more

Braxton Miller named Big Ten offensive player of the year for the

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) attempts to avoid defenders during The Game Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium. OSU won, 42-41.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFor the second straight season, Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller has been named the Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year.The Huber Heights, Ohio, native said he has grown this season in his second year on coach Urban Meyer’s offense.“Just leadership-wise and I actually know what I’m doing with the offense too because it was a new offense and a new coaching staff (last season),” Miller said during an interview on the Big Ten Network Tuesday. “Under coach Meyer and (offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom) Herman, it was pretty tough at first but now in my second year in the offense, I’m pretty comfortable with what I’m doing.”Miller is coming off a regular season in which he threw for 1,759 yards and 21 touchdowns while only being intercepted five times. He also ran for 891 yards and eight touchdowns, good for second on the team and eighth in the Big Ten.His backfield partner, senior running back Carlos Hyde, leads the team with 1,290 yards and 14 touchdowns this season.But Hyde said after a 34-24 victory against Iowa, during which Miller threw for 222 yards and ran for 102, that Miller has “crazy talent.”“When Braxton’s running, I’m always expecting a big play. You never know that has unbelievable … crazy talent,” Hyde said. “He can make something … from nothing into something.”Miller was one of 10 Buckeyes who were named to the All-Big Ten first or second team Monday, being selected first-team by both the coaches and media.Early in 2013, Miller missed time, sitting out for almost three whole games after sustaining a knee injury in the first quarter against San Diego State Sept. 7. Last season, Miller took home the award after throwing for 2,039 yards and adding 1,271 on the ground.Penn State redshirt-senior linebacker Stephen Obeng-Agyapong said Oct. 23, before OSU beat Penn State 63-14, that Miller has game-changing talent.“He can make the play at any time, regardless of if you feel like you got him like, one on one,” Obeng-Agyapong said. “He has the ability to make you miss, so we have to corral the ball when he has it.”Junior wide receiver Evan Spencer said Nov. 13 having a quarterback that can run and pass like Miller has been something from which the offense has benefits.“It definitely changes the dynamic. We’re putting up 40-some points a game, so it’s working pretty well for us and his development,” Spencer said. “It’s coming along great … He’s playing really well right now and us as receivers, we’re executing pretty well for him.”Miller and the Buckeyes will look to continue their undefeated season Saturday when they take on the No. 10 Michigan State Spartans (11-1, 8-0) in the Big Ten Championship. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.After pulling out a 42-41 victory against Michigan to complete a second consecutive undefeated regular season, Miller expressed concern about the Spartan defense.“Watching film, the defense is pretty good,” Miller said. “They play hard, they had a good game plan and I feel like it was the best defense we played all year.” read more

Remotecontrol rescue Beach patrol in Brighton trials new gadget to save stranded

The patrol group keeps watch over the coast once night falls, when drunk customers from nearby bars can often find themselves trapped in the water. Among the companies to help fund the buoy – usually costing £5,500 – was the Laine Pub Company, which has several businesses near the seafront. Jason Roberts, the managing director of Ocean Alpha, the UK distributor of Dolphin 1, said: “It is those vital few moments inbetween the arrival of the RNLI and emergency services and someone who is suffering from cold water shock (entering the water). “This isn’t a replacement for anything, it is just an asset to plug that gap.”Durable enough to be dropped from a height of up to 200 metres, it is also thought the 13kg device can be launched into the water from harbours, piers or even oil rigs to save lives. It is hoped the device can offer potentially life-saving aid before emergency services arrive It is hoped the device can offer potentially life-saving aid before emergency services arrive Swimmers in the waters off Brighton beach could soon find an unconventional form of lifeguard rushing to their aid – without a human even entering the water.A remote-control buoy, called the Dolphin 1, has been officially rolled out for its first deployment in the UK after local businesses clubbed together to bring it to the tourist spot. It can travel at up to 10 knots in the direction of anyone in difficulty, where one or two people can cling to handles on either side to stay above the waves. From there, they can either be brought back to shore or simply cling on to the buoyancy device until the emergency services arrives. The float can be guided from up to 150 metres away, with a battery life of 30 minutes to carry it the distance – even in choppy conditions. Brighton Beach Patrol, the company testing the system, hopes the buoy will make rescues more efficiently, without endangering the lives of rescuers. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more

EHF CUP 20132014 Maccabi Tel Aviv in Round 2

EHF CuphandballisraelIsrael handballMaccabi Tel Aviv handballRK Lovcen ← Previous Story KIEL IS STILL THE MOST POPULAR DESTINATION: Steffen Weinhold – “Zebra” until 2017 Next Story → CRAZY GOALKEEPER’S DAY IN SKOPJE: Mijatovic to Metalurg – Angelov to Vardar! Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv have qualified for the EHF Cup Round 2 after two succesful matches against Montenegrian champion RK Lovćen Cetinje. Both matches were played in Israel by the agreeement of two teams, but on the court wasn’t so peaceful. Israeli team won both thight clashes 37:35 and 30:29 led by outstanding performance of Serbian left back Bojan Butulija who scored 24 goals for two matches (12 and 12)… read more

NEW MACEDONIANS Vugrinec and Pribak got passports

Macedonian NT coach Ivica Obrvan will get new force in the squad for the upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark. Metalurg’s right back Renato Vugrinec and Vardar’s playmaker Nemanja Pribak have got the Macedonian passport in order to play for their new country in the future.Vugrinec was a member of silver Slovenian squad at EHF EURO 2004, while Pribak has also appearance on the big event with Serbia – WCH 2011 in Sweden. ← Previous Story WWCH 2013 (Day 7): “Old derby” Romania VS Hungary Next Story → Branko Tamse is new RK Celje PL head-coach! read more

Poll Do you have confidence in the government

first_img Poll Results: Yes (2686) Short URL Image: Twitter/MerrionStreet Feb 15th 2017, 9:38 AM 123 Comments The Ministers of the 32nd Dáil with their seals of office. Image: Twitter/MerrionStreet Don’t know (747) Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 9:38 AM The Ministers of the 32nd Dáil with their seals of office. 35,843 Views http://jrnl.ie/3240510 No (17292) YesNoDon’t knowVote THE GOVERNMENT WILL today face a motion of no confidence tabled by Sinn Féin as numerous questions arise over its handling of the Maurice McCabe scandal.Fianna Fáil will abstain in the vote, ensuring that the government survives, but has said that Fine Gael must “pull up their socks”.The government collapsing would not inevitably lead to an election, but it would be very likely. A recent poll found that just 28% of people want an election held now.Today’s question, Do you have confidence in the government? Poll: Do you have confidence in the government? The Dáil will debate this question today. By Rónán Duffy Share1075 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Turlay sworn in as new Vancouver city councilor

first_imgBill Turlay became the first city councilor to be sworn in at Vancouver’s new City Hall on Thursday morning, in front of dozens of family, friends and supporters.Placing his hand on a family Bible, he was sworn in shortly after 10 a.m. by Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey. He promised to uphold the United States Constitution and faithfully discharge his duties as a city council member.Afterward, in a short speech, he noted his first term will include difficult budget decisions as the economy continues its drag on local government income.“But I have faith in our ability to resolve our future problems,” he said. “We have a good group on the city council now, and I think we’ll get things done.”Turlay noted that he campaigned against creeping taxes, but he also campaigned against debt. He noted Vancouver pays about $10 million a year from its general fund to pay off bonds. But he also commented that the city council has moved toward a “pay-as-you-go” system for capital improvements, cutting debt but also requiring fee hikes to cover necessary infrastructure work.last_img read more

Zapposcom launches musicbased wellbeing programme

first_imgOnline retailer and customer service business Zappos.com has launched a new music-based wellbeing programme for its Las Vegas-based employees, encouraging staff to learn an instrument as a means to reduce stress.The new programme, Strum for the Sole, was implemented on 27 August 2019 in partnership with music brand Fender. The initiative aims to enhance employees’ work-life balance, reduce stress and promote creativity, self-expression and confidence through music learning.Available on an opt-in basis, Strum for the Sole enables all Zappos.com employees to access the Fender Play app, a guided online learning programme that teaches beginner musicians how to play either the guitar, bass or ukulele.As part of the new programme, Fender will be outfitting Zappos.com’s dedicated ‘Jam Room’ (pictured) at its Las Vegas headquarters, where employees are encouraged to go to relax during the working day, with instruments, amps and accessories. This includes guitars and basses from Fender’s Player, Vintera and California series.Zappos.com employees will further receive a discount on selected Fender instruments and gear, should they wish to purchase additional equipment for at-home or personal use.Bhawna Provenzano, director of employee benefits and diversity at Zappos.com, said: “This programme is all about fostering creative energy and offering an alternative way to de-stress at home or in the office.“We believe that music could play a huge role in encouraging our employees to have a positive relationship with their mental, emotional and overall health. It might be a little weird, but we know for sure it’ll be fun.”last_img read more