Category: ljcwwq

Caregiver support key in tackling dementia

first_imgTVNZ One News 23 June 2016Family First Comment: One thing we SHOULDN’T do is legitimise euthanasia!“The psychogeriatrician said it was also important that people knew the condition wasn’t “the end” and people could have a positive quality of life for years after diagnosis. “It’s another phase of their life. Sure it’s a debilitating disease, but that’s over many years.””Innovative support for family carers, not building more nursing homes, will be key to tackling the rising costs of looking after dementia sufferers, an expert in the field says.Professor Henry Brodaty, described as the father of alzheimer’s and dementia research in Australia for his 35 years in the field, has just been given the $250,000 Ryman Prize – awarded for work that improves the lives of the elderly – in Wellington.While in New Zealand, he told NZ Newswire that research into new approaches to support for people caring for family members with dementia would be a significant part of dealing with the condition in the future.New Zealand currently has an estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people with dementia, but world trends suggest that figure might triple by 2050 as the population ages.Prof Brodaty said despite billions of dollars being spent researching treatments, there hadn’t been breakthroughs and budget issues would become “challenging” in decades to come.“We can’t just keep building more and more nursing houses. We need to find better ways to support people at home, to support the families and to stave off the symptoms with lifestyle changes,” he said.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/caregiver-support-key-in-tackling-dementiaKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , , ,

British High Commission slashes carbon footprint

first_img Tweet LocalNews British High Commission slashes carbon footprint by: – June 20, 2011 British High Commission Green Team June 2011The British High Commission has succeeded in slashing its carbon footprint by more than 10% from 2009 to 2010.  The reduction to a level of 456 CO2 tonnes is equivalent to the amount of CO2 absorbed by 1,980 maple trees over a 25 year period. This achievement is part of the diplomatic mission’s aim to ‘green’ its operations and reduce its energy usage by 10% in 2010 – the 10:10 challenge.Reduced energy consumption at the High Commission properties came about from a smaller vehicle fleet, more efficient technology (including more efficient air conditioning units) and better practices, and most significantly from a move to flying economy on long haul flights: economy travel generates up to 30% fewer carbon emissions.  This reduction alone generated 48 CO2 tonnes of savings.Members of the High Commission staff – the Green Team – brainstormed ideas of how to save energy, and they achieved reductions in energy usage both at the office and at the official residence, Ben Mar.The recipient of the first Green Barbados award from the Future Centre Trust, the High Commission will not rest on its achievements, but is looking to reduce further its impact on the climate. New initiatives include the installation of motion sensor lighting, greater levels of recycling and a move towards photo voltaic generated electricity.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Share 27 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , ,
[Top]

Fernandes: I was inspired by Ronaldo to sign for Man Utd

first_img The 25-year-old Portugal international signed for a United on Thursday in a deal which could ultimately rise to £67.8million, penning a five-and-a-half year contract with the Red Devils. “My love of Manchester United really started when I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play and ever since then I have been a big fan of this great club,” Fernandes told the United website.Advertisement Loading… Juve forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, inspired Bruno Fernandes to join the English side, Manchester United. Promoted ContentUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices? Fernandes is an international teammate of Ronaldo these days, and says that watching him play for United – for whom he played for between 2003 and 2009 – turned him into a fan of his new club. “For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible, I have worked hard to get to this moment and I can promise the fans that I will give everything for the badge to help bring us more success and trophies. Read Also:Fernandes poses with Man Utd contract after sealing £68m move from Sporting “I want to thank Sporting for everything they have done for me. It is surreal to hear the nice words that have been said about me from players that used to play for this team. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , , ,
[Top]

Osimhen dreams of winning Champions League

first_img Loading… Lille forward, Victor Osimhen, has asserted he is keen to win the Champions League at some point in his career. The 21-year-old Nigerian shone brightly for Les Dogues last season, scoring 18 goals in all competitions after arriving from Belgian club Charleroi. Two of those goals came in the Champions League, in a 2-1 home loss to Chelsea and a 4-1 defeat at Valencia, with Lille finishing bottom of Group H with a solitary point.nThree Nigerians have won the prestigious tournament – Kanu Nwankwo and Finidi George claimed ultimate honours after Ajax Amsterdam saw off AC Milan in the 1995 final in Vienna, while John Obi Mikel was among the Chelsea contingent that got the better of Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in 2012. Osimhen – who is heavily linked with Napoli – also insisted he wants to play for a big club and also win trophies with the Super Eagles, where he has earned eight caps and scored four goals. “Among the aspirations I have for my career is to play in one of the most important clubs in the world, to win the Champions League, to win something with Nigeria. I want to win, I hope it is not too big a dream.” Osimhen said on Out of the Home Podcast. Osimhen credits former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba as one his idols. The retired Ivory Coast international was the catalyst for the Blues’ Champions League triumph in 2012, scoring the equaliser in the 88th minute and scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout. Osimhen was the star of the Golden Eaglets side that won a record fifth Under-17 World Cup title in 2015, finishing as the tournament’s top scorer with 10 goals. He admits several of Europe’s big clubs were after him but he opted for German club Wolfsburg, were he was plagued by injuries which limited him to 16 appearances before moving to Charleroi. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney Characters8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img “Idols? There are several strikers that I like, but I try to steal some movement from Drogba, even if I am not like him for the player I am,” he continued. “After the Under-17 World Cup I was looking for Barcelona, ​​Juventus, Arsenal and Inter Milan, but I wanted to grow and become a good striker. Wolfsburg was a good option, but when I went there, I hurt my shoulder.” read also:Napoli director confirms: Osimhen only visited and no agreement With the growing speculation Osimhen will join Napoli, especially as striker Arkadiusz Milik is reported to be on his way out, Lille president Gerard Lopez has declared Osimhen would be a superstar at the San Paolo if he joins. “For Victor, we had several offers. He asked me and I told him what I think was the ideal club for him,” Lopez told La Voix du Nord. “Napoli is just below Juventus or Barcelona but is at the same level as Atletico Madrid. If he goes there, he will become their superstar. “Having a city like Naples at your feet must be exciting for a footballer. Victor has the strength to perform under pressure.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , , ,
[Top]

Compound Archer Winnette Lawrence represents Guyana in first Online Archery Competition

first_imgAMIDST the COVID-19 lockdown, archers from around the world recently got together and competed in a novel Virtual Online Archery Competition.Archery Guyana, in a release, announced that in its 7th stage held on Sunday, May 17, Archery Guyana member, Winnette Lawrence, competed as the first Compound Archer to represent Guyana internationally in Archery.The competition which comprised over 1 200 participants in various categories from all around the world, spanned over three sessions because of the space limitation and also to allow for the time differences in the 22 countries participating in the Compound Archery category.Lawrence, in addition to 16 others, contested in Session 3 of the competition which included representation from countries such as Belgium, Russia, France, USA, Pakistan, Finland, Trinidad, Australia, Philippines, Ireland, BVI, Indonesia, South Africa, Great Britain, Brazil, Spain, Greece and Norway.Competing from a remote location Virgin Islands where she’s based, Lawrence faced 12 other competitors at the distance of 30 metres, coming in 9th out of 13, while scoring 652 out of 720.Lawrence, according to Archery Guyana explained that “registration had to be done online and we had to choose which session we would shoot, and distance. Because of lockdown some persons had to scale down their target face to suit a distance. For inspection of the bows we had to take a picture of it as well as the target face and send online.“They also sent a QR code for you to log on and send scores; after every end we had to send a picture of arrows in target for scoring. I shot a 2019 Hoyt prevail compound bow 40-50 lb. with 600 spine McKinney 11 arrows.”The competition is ongoing and now entering its 8th stage.last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , , ,
[Top]

Students to discuss Kappa Sigma email

first_imgLeaders from USC’s Women’s Student Assembly, MenCare and Take Back the Night will attend a discussion tonight on the issues of sexual violence and misogyny raised by the viral Kappa Sigma email, which has continued generating controversy.The email, which has circulated around the university, asks members of Kappa Sigma to detail their sexual exploits to members of the fraternity. It also contains a glossary of terms to describe males, females and their body parts, categorizes women by their ethnicity and nationality and provides a rating system of female attractiveness for the fraternity members.Corey Arterian, a senior majoring in English and one of the discussion’s organizers, said she hopes the meeting will create an open dialogue of the cultural perceptions of men and women addressed in the email.“Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is that this is not just one incident,” Arterian said. “It’s not that one guy, it’s not that one fraternity, it’s not fraternity row, it’s everywhere. This email indicates a larger problem on campus that the university really can’t ignore.”Arterian and other undergraduate students have been in contact with eight graduate students who wrote a petition that was sent to President C. L. Max Nikias on Friday.The petition asks for a more public and transparent investigation of the viral email and an open dialogue concerning the issues of sexual violence and misogyny. It has more than 120 graduate and faculty signatures, according to Alex Young, a graduate student studying English and an author of the petition.The controversy  surrounding the email grew when Jezebel, a blog geared toward women, posted an article March 10 claiming Kappa Sigma Nationals and IFC hid the truth of how the email originated and was leaked to the student body. The post includes a female student’s account of how her roommate edited the email and was approached by Mitchell Wilson, executive director of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and others to not talk to the Daily Trojan.“I have not been to USC,” Wilson said. “I have not spoken with any person who claims to have been involved in the editing of this.”Pat Lauer, president of IFC, said he encourages this woman to come forward to the university if she has evidence about the email.Wilson said the Kappa Sigma nationals investigation has not concluded, and the investigation will not be finished until they are fully satisfied with the information. He noted the creator of the original email has not yet been determined.Michael L. Jackson, vice president of student affairs, sent an email to the USC community Friday regarding the Kappa Sigma email and the investigation.Jackson wrote that the university learned through its investigation that a USC student did not create the email, and a friend at a university on the East Coast forwarded it to the student who sent it to the USC Kappa Sigma listserv. The email was originally sent to the members of Kappa Sigma in November.Still, some students are not satisfied.“We have no basis for believing there is a cover-up, but the investigation would have been a lot more transparent and credible had it been clear that the administration rather than [the USC Interfraternity council] and Kappa Sigma nationals carried it out,” Young said.Young said it was encouraging to receive a response from the university, but he believes discussion needs to continue about the issues raised by the email.Ray Carlos, assistant director of the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership, said it’s the administration’s responsibility to facilitate this dialogue about gender and sex.“If the students are outraged, then they will put together programs,” Carlos said.Samantha Carrick, a Ph.D. student studying English visual studies and one of the authors of the petition, said she felt the need to a take a public stand about what is and isn’t considered productive conversations about gender and sex.“The most important thing for all of us is to force the community to begin a dialogue about this kind of rhetoric,” Carrick said. “The comments on  the Daily Trojan article seemed like if you are upset with this, then you are wrong, and I was very shocked by that.”Jackson said USC Student Affairs’ MenCare program, which began in 2005, will be “[used] to address this situation.”Todd Henneman, adviser to MenCare and assistant director for the Center for Women & Men, said IFC will introduce a liaison who will attend the MenCare meetings to help identify new ways to get the Greek community involved. MenCare also plans to reach out to all males on campus by encouraging them to attend Take Back the Night, an event that aims to spread awareness about sexual violence.Emilia Ana Cosma, the executive director of Women’s Student Assembly, said she plans to meet with IFC in the upcoming weeks to discuss how the groups can work together on combating the issues raised by the email. She said she hopes IFC will start a Greeks against Sexual Assault group that is present on other campuses, including UCLA.Lisa Locafcio, a Ph.D. student studying English literature and creative writing and an author of the petition, said she feels the petition is not radical in any way.“I think the appropriate response from the university would be to welcome this dialogue and address community concerns,” Locafcio said.The meeting to discuss the issues raised in the viral email will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in Taper Hall room 113.last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , , ,
[Top]

Football: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State game draws more than 9 million viewers

first_imgLast Saturday night’s thriller between then-No. 8 University of Wisconsin and No. 2 Ohio State University at Camp Randall Stadium was nothing short of the finest entertainment college football has to offer.The excitement and hype of the game garnered the attention of much more than Wisconsin’s state capital though, as the prime-time matchup proved the third most-watched college football game of the 2016 season to date. It was also the most-watched sporting event across all networks for Saturday, Oct. 15.Hayes: ESPN College GameDay comes to MadisonESPN College GameDay officially announced Madison, Wisconsin, as the broadcast’s next stop for this Saturday’s top 10 battle between No. Read…The Badgers and Buckeyes traded punches all the way through regulation and into overtime before a victor was crowned in a clash between two of the top 10 teams in the country.The result was ultimately decided on the final play of the game when the Badgers offense faced a do-or-die situation on 4th and goal down seven points in the first overtime period. The Buckeyes would survive the near upset 30-23 after OSU’s front four collapsed the Wisconsin pocket and sacked a back-pedaling Alex Hornibrook.Football: Big Ten heavyweights duke it out in Madison Saturday nightSaturday night’s matchup between then-No. 8 University of Wisconsin and No. 2 Ohio State University was a thriller that ended in Read…The conference showdown reeled in a total live audience of more than 9.1 million viewers between television and streaming, making it the one of the five most-streamed regular season college football games ever for ESPN’s network.The only two games that have drawn larger audiences so far this season were University of Notre Dame vs. University of Texas followed by Clemson University vs. University of Louisville in a top 5 matchup between two of the country’s Heisman Trophy front-runners, quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson.Viewership peaked during the overtime period with a spike of greater than 2 million more viewers than the highest total during game’s four quarters of regulation.last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , , ,
[Top]

Safer Environments… Kindred sponsors development of ‘Gambling Therapy’ app for Nordic markets

first_img Related Articles Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Share Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Maris Bonello – Kindred PlcStockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has backed the development and translation of a free ‘Gambling Therapy’ app for its Nordic home markets.The app has been co-developed by Kindred and international gambling support/charity group Gambling Therapy.“The Gambling Therapy app is free and has been designed to help those that are struggling with problem gambling by providing easy access information and straightforward tools to help gamblers remain in control of their gambling. The updated app is now available in local language in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland” details Kindred in its corporate update.Kindred governance has backed the project, stating that its partnership with Gambling Therapy, outlines the firm’s commitment to developing safer environments, protections and support for customers.Maris Bonello, Head of Integrity and Player Sustainability Research at Kindred details: “We are very happy to now see the Gambling Therapy app in more local languages. It is at the heart of Kindred to provide a safe and secure environment for our customers, and we will continue to support projects that minimise the harm caused by gambling.”Adele Duncan – Gambling TherapyGambling Therapy provides live and multiple support, for customers at risk of problem gambling. The charity further helps consumers by developing support groups and forums to tackle the complex cycle of gambling addiction.Adele Duncan, Chief Executive for Gambling Therapy commented on Kindred’s support “I am delighted that we have been able to enhance and develop further our Gambling Therapy app and that an updated version has now been launched.  Providing this much needed advice and support, now in an additional 10 languages, means that we can reach more people who may be affected by their gambling. Our GT service is funded by the gambling industry outside of GB and without their support we would not be able to expand the app usage.”last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , , ,
[Top]

Turkey 2013: Satellites 0-1 Spain

first_imgJese scored his third goal of the FIFA U-20 World Cup as Spain qualified for the last 16 with a game to spare thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ghana. The Black Stars made life extremely tough for the European champions but could not find a way to goal despite a brave attacking effort in the second half.The decisive goal arrived in 13 minutes, Jese slotting home from close range after Denis Suarez did superbly on the left to beat his man and deliver an inch-perfect low cutback. Ghana came close to hitting back through Clifford Aboagye seven minutes later but despite Daniel Sotres being unable to hold the shot, the Spain keeper was able to gather at the second attempt.Suarez, having proved so adept in supplying goals, then proved wanting when it came to scoring them, shooting over from close range after finding himself free in the Black Satellites’ area.The second half was almost all Ghana. Yiadom Boakye wasted one of the best opportunities, creating space for himself with a superb piece of footwork inside the box only to blaze over when it appeared easier to score. Frank Acheampong then went close with a header with 20 minutes remaining, while Joseph Duncan forced a good save from Sortres with a half -volley from the edge of the area.But all Ghana’s pressure was to no avail and they now face a must-win encounter with USA in Thursday’s concluding Group B fixtures.last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , , ,
[Top]

Schweinsteiger awarded Germany captaincy

first_imgGermany coach Joachim Low has named Bastian Schweinsteiger as his new captain in the wake of Philipp Lahm’s international retirement.Lahm opted to say farewell to the national team after skippering them to World Cup glory in Brazil this summer and Low feels Schweinsteiger is the ideal man to succeed his Bayern Munich team-mate.”Bastian is a real leader and he has always taken his responsibility seriously with the national team, both on and off the pitch,” Low said at a press conference.”I have a lot of faith in him and so do the rest of the technical staff. He unites all of the players around him, irrespective of their age and which team they play for. “Schweinsteiger is always there when we need him. He will be a great and worthy captain for the national team.”The 30-year-old midfielder has made over 100 appearances for Germany since making his official debut in 2004. Schweinsteiger will miss the upcoming international friendly against Argentina due to injury, with Manuel Neuer wearing the captaincy armband instead in the rematch of the World Cup 2014 final.last_img read more

, , , , , , , , , , ,
[Top]