Traffic Advisory Hants County

first_imgEAST HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Uniacke Mines Road west to Lakelands South Rawdon Road will have one-lane closures for patching and sealing from Thursday, July 26 to Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-6885 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-798-6885 Fax: 902-798-2927 -30- EAST HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14 from Cheese Factory Corner (Route 202) to Beaverbank Road (Route 354) will have one-lane closures for patching and sealing from Thursday, July 26, to Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. WEST HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14 to the Lunenburg County line will have one-lane closures for patching and sealing from Thursday, July 26, to Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-6885 Fax: 902-798-2927last_img read more

BJPs pitch to the nation

first_imgEnsuring a robust last-minute impression on voters prior to the start of the first polling phase of Lok Sabha elections this week, BJP unveiled its manifesto. Building on its ‘New India’ narrative, the manifesto depicts India’s progress in the last five years followed by a cluster of promises that envisage ambitious strides towards development. The manifesto runs along the similar lines of its 2014 version, carrying forward the work (schemes and policies) initiated in the previous term. With renewed deadlines, strong take on national security and categorical promises to maximise outreach ensuring inclusiveness, the release of BJP’s 2019 manifesto will facilitate robust voter discussions across the nation during election silence. The decisive leadership of Modi is the key theme of BJP’s manifesto apart from their ’75 milestones for India @75′ where the party claims to fulfil 75 goals by the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence in 2022. The manifesto comprises a trove of government schemes sprawling across sectors alongside crucial promises in key areas such as agriculture, national & internal security, women empowerment, infrastructure, youth and education. Previously unkept promises – double income for farmers and clean Ganga – get a new lease of life with the deadline of 2022 while huge infrastructural promises appear to be banking on achievements of the last five years. Also Read – A compounding difficulty Few novel promises provide the special touch to the manifesto which is aimed at the dreams of 130 crore Indians. In spirit, BJP’s manifesto, like its previous one, aims to garner hope, stressing a lot on the achievements of Modi’s first innings. Ram Mandir and Sabarimala, the two cultural disputes which prevailed during the Modi years have been included with the party promising expeditious construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. This may draw criticism since the matter was referred to mediation by SC. Nevertheless, BJP reiterated its strong stance on the issue. It promises pension schemes for small & marginal farmers as well as all small shopkeepers, a massive Rs 25 lakh crore on rural productivity, and several PM-yojnas to ensure demands of rural India are met. After all, three major Kisan March under Modi demanded urgent revisioning in the agriculture sector. Much needed Rs 1 lakh crore investment in higher education, a conventional promise of increasing seats in premier institutions of the country, and a special entrepreneurial Northeast scheme. A little more clarity in Ayushman Bharat with the promise of establishing 1.5 lakh health & wellness centres apart from ensuring a robust doctor-population ratio of 1:1400. First of its kind university of foreign policy to be set up and a uniform civil code to be drafted. Empowering transgenders, enacting triple talaq and Citizenship Amendment Bill, abrogation of Article 370 as well as annulling Article 35A, NRC for other states, drafting a model police act and modernisation of police forces, setting up national institutes of teachers’ training, a national policy for reskilling & upskilling outline BJP’s novel promises. Reducing the poverty rate in India below 10 per cent by 2024, making India a $5 trillion economy by 2025, providing piped water connection to every household by 2024, ensure banking services within 5 kms of everyone, ODF status for all villages and cities, mark the party’s zeal towards progress and good governance. BJP aims to curb air pollution by eliminating crop residue burning and converting NCAP into a mission like Swachh Bharat to ensure widespread compliance and workforce in meeting the envisioned target. BJP envisages 100 lakh crore investment in infrastructure which comprises doubling the length of national highways, increasing port capacity to 2,500 MTPA, ensuring 150 operational airports, et al, citing a strong developmental trajectory as evident in the culminated term. Also Read – An askew democracyBJP’s manifesto bridges Modi’s first innings with his bid for a consecutive second, strongly advocating Modi’s achievements as a decisive leader. While that sounds like a masterstroke, it may also backfire since the party’s footprint is now reduced to chants of Modi and new India. It is worth noting that back in 2014, Modi-led BJP garnered massive majority owing to huge disappointment from UPA-II. Corruption made up a huge chunk of BJP’s campaigning and a wide fiscal deficit bolstered BJP’s rise to power. In Modi, India saw the possibility of a much-needed change and hence, voted accordingly. Now while Modi ensured a cleaner term with respect to corruption, a number of issues in unemployment, agrarian distress, institutional subterfuge, failed promises and anti-incumbency plagued it. National interest was piqued with a forward and solid stance during instances of national security and gross progress highlighted to balance the failures. Manifestos will seldom be less ambitious and that is why judging the scale of ambition should not really be a critique’s take. Rather, the intent serves as a more practical indicator for forming an opinion which shall influence the vote. Both Congress and BJP have put up their promises and the nation has to now decide how relevant their promises are with our thoughts and expectations.last_img read more

Allegations against CJI Ex SC employee not to participate inhouse inquiry panel

first_imgNew Delhi: A former apex court employee, who levelled allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, decided Tuesday not to participate any more before the in-house inquiry panel. The employee said in a statement that Tuesday was the third day she had gone to participate before the three-member panel headed by Justice S A Bobde. “But due to serious concerns and reservations, I am no longer participating in these in-house committee proceedings,” she said in a statement.last_img read more

A quarter of parents do not help children with homework for fear

first_img 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. A quarter of British parents do not help their children with homework, a survey has found, as experts say they are put off for fear of embarrassment.A poll of over 27,000 parents in 29 different countries found that just over one in 10 UK mothers and fathers spend the equivalent of at least an hour a day assisting their children with their school work.Meanwhile, parents from India, Vietnam, Colombia and Malaysia were the most likely to spend seven hours a week helping their children with homework, according to a survey published by the Varkey Foundation, a global education charity.On average, British parents spend 3.6 hours a week helping their youngsters, the poll calculates.Chris McGovern, chairman of Campaign for Real Education, said that while middle class parents might hire private tutors to guide their children through the homework, deprived families may lack the wherewithal to do the same. “It is a tragic situation where children are not getting the right support,” he said. “Children who suffer the most are ones whose parents can’t help them. We need an adult literacy and numeracy programme.“Some parents are not able to help their children even if they want to, they are ashamed and embarrassed that they can’t read.” A quarter of British parents do not help their children with homework, a survey has foundcenter_img A quarter of British parents do not help their children with homework, a survey has found A 2013 study by the publisher Pearson found that more than half lacked the confidence to help children with simple sums in the home.Just one in 20 respondents could correctly answer a full list of questions suitable for pupils aged 11 and under. The study found that 30 per cent of parents “don’t feel confident enough in their own maths skills to help their children with their primary school maths homework”.Meanwhile, some 53 per cent insisted they struggled to understand the new maths teaching methods used in modern classrooms.last_img read more

Tenova Pyromet wins a significant furnace contract for mineral wool facility

first_imgTenova Mining & Minerals’ furnace specialist Tenova Pyromet has been awarded a significant contract by KCC Engineering & Construction (KCC), South Korea, to build a mineral wool facility. Consisting of two electric arc furnaces, the new project will modernise KCC’s mineral wool production facility to reduce emissions and increase efficiency. The contract is due to be completed in mid 2016. Tenova Pyromet will provide its latest furnace technology, developed over many years, ensuring that KCC owns and operates a worldclass facility.The electrode system has been proven in many applications, and will provide benefits to KCC in functionality and performance. The scope of work includes design, supply, supervision and process and equipment guarantees for the complete furnaces, the power supply and automation systems.“This order has underpinned and affirms Tenova Pyromet’s position as an international first choice supplier of mineral wool furnaces. The order also demonstrates that Tenova Pyromet is the ideal partner for specialised smelter projects,” says Chris Oertel, Managing Director Tenova Pyromet. “This is a proud addition to Tenova Pyromet’s track record in mineral wool projects, which includes a major facility recently executed successfully in the USA.”last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Friday

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Fifa has charged Ireland with wearing a political symbol during a football matchPaul Cuddihy was found not guilty by reason of insanity over a murder where a woman was stabbed more than 100 times.WORLD James Bowen and Bob arriving at the World Premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob, London. Source: Doug Peters#BREXIT BRITAIN: Some tabloids have been venting anger at the decision by the UK High Court that Brexit must be approved by parliament.#US: A jury has found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a university administrator in a discredited story about gang rape.#FRANCE: A court has handed a three-month suspended jail sentence to a teenager who named his domestic wifi network after the so-called Islamic State group.INNOVATIONWant to beat facial recognition? All you need are a pair of tortoiseshell glasses [Guardian]You might know a lot about US presidential candidates Clinton and Trump – but do you know their stances on tech and science? Engadget does.PARTING SHOTAn Irish Coast Guard boat had some company earlier this week off the coast of Dublin… and we took a look. Source: 10,770 Views Share Tweet Email NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Source: Sam Boal 2 Comments Friday 4 Nov 2016, 9:02 PM Here’s What Happened Today: Friday The public sector’s unrest, an investigation into Mary Robinson’s library and Fifa charge Ireland – it’s the Evening Fix. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Get our daily news round up: Nov 4th 2016, 9:02 PM The garda pay offer left a number of other public sector unions unhappyThe Taoiseach said martial law was never contemplated, but gardaí said it was threatened last nightMinister Richard Bruton warned a large number of schools will have to close next Monday as pay talks continuePlans to celebrate the Easter Rising by introducing a bank holiday were rejectedAn investigation will examine public funds given to a proposed library for Mary RobinsonThe family of a student killed in a hit-and-run incident said they had a “positive meeting” with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in their bid for justicelast_img read more

Unhealthy eating is linked to 400000 US deaths per year

first_img Mar 9th 2017, 9:12 PM Short URL Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 9:12 PM Unhealthy eating is linked to 400,000 US deaths per year The study found people are not eating enough fruit and veg. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email2 Image: Shutterstock/Triff UNHEALTHY EATING HABITS can be blamed for more than 400,000 US deaths a year due to heart disease and related illnesses, researchers said today.The problem is twofold: Americans are eating too much salty, fatty and sugary fare, and not enough fruit, vegetables and whole grains, experts said at a meeting of the American Heart Association in Portland, Oregon.“Low intake of healthy foods such as nuts, vegetables, whole grains and fruits combined with higher intake of unhealthy dietary components, such as salt and trans-fat, is a major contributor to deaths from cardiovascular disease in the United States,” said lead study author Ashkan Afshin, assistant professor of global health at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.Processed foodsTrans-fat has been largely phased out of the food supply, but can still be found in some margarines, biscuits, cookies, frosting and other processed foods.If Americans were to alter their eating habits, many lives could be saved, Afshin said.“Our results show that nearly half of cardiovascular disease deaths in the United States can be prevented by improving diet.”The study was based on data from a variety of sources going back to the 1990s, including the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.More than 600,000 people die annually because of heart disease, or one in four of all US deaths.Smoking, obesity, diet, exercise and hereditary factors can all contribute to person’s likelihood of developing heart disease.By examining data on US cardiovascular deaths in 2015, researchers found that dietary choices played a role in the deaths of an estimated 222,100 men and 193,400 women.Experts at the American Heart Association encourage people to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, fish and poultry.People should avoid or limit their intake of fatty or processed red meat, sugary soft drinks, salt, saturated and trans fats.- © AFP 2017Read: Trump targets critic by name on Twitter after Republican backlash to his health planRead: New round of bomb threats to Jewish community centres across the US By AFP 10,665 Views Image: Shutterstock/Triff 21 Comments last_img read more

Villa Déchets une maison en détritus construite à Nantes

first_imgVilla Déchets : une maison en détritus construite à NantesNantes, France – Dès le mois de décembre prochain, certains heureux élus qui auront remporté une nuitée aux enchères, pourront dormir dans une maison entièrement érigée à partir de détritus. C’est à Nantes que cette demeure visant à sensibiliser le public à la nécessité de réduire et valoriser les déchets, est en pleine construction.Dans le but d’alerter la population quant au suremballage et à l’augmentation de la production de déchets, une maison d’architecte 100% déchets est actuellement en construction dans la ville de Nantes. Des centaines de bénévoles se sont mis en quête de matériaux à recycler dans l’agglomération nantaise, et ce sont ainsi près de 1.300 palettes en bois, seize fenêtres de récupération, mais aussi 1000m2 de bâches de serres maraîchères, qui ont été collectées pour ériger cette “Villa Déchets”. La maison sera grande de 76m2, et sa construction a été lancée en même temps que la Semaine européenne de réduction des déchets.À lire aussiLa France inaugure le premier kilomètre d’autoroute 100% recyclé au mondeAlors que le parquet de la villa vient du chantier de rénovation d’une église, ses meubles seront réalisés à partir de 800 caissettes de fruits. Une fois achevée, la maison érigée dans le centre de Nantes sera composée de deux chambres, un salon-séjour, une salle de bains et une cuisine conformes aux normes de sécurité en vigueur.Le 1er décembre, c’est un mécène qui aura l’honneur de passer une nuit dans la Villa Déchets. Des personnes ayant remporté des nuitées aux enchères pourront à leur tour dormir dans cette étonnante maison, avant qu’elle ne soit installée dans un éco-quartier de Nantes. Sera alors dressé le bilan carbone de la villa, et comme le souligne Frédéric Tabary, architecte d’intérieur, il s’agit de “démontrer que le recyclage n’est pas la solution à tout : même si cette villa n’aura rien coûté, elle aura nécessité beaucoup de déplacements”. Et de conclure : “Elle sera le symbole de tout ce qui a été sur-consommé”.Frédéric Tabary, qui a mené le projet avec Yann Falquerho, un ami scénographe, n’entend pas s’arrêter en si bon chemin. Pour sensibiliser encore plus de personnes à la nécessité de réduire la quantité de déchets à la source, il envisage de construire une Villa Déchets à Paris, Marseille, ou encore Bruxelles.Le 23 novembre 2010 à 09:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Volunteer Opportunities with Jewish Family Services Foodmobile

first_imgVolunteer Opportunities with Jewish Family Service’s Foodmobile 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – April is National Volunteer Month and Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s Foodmobile, which serves hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors throughout San Diego County.The service relies on hundreds of volunteers who annually deliver more than 65,000 warm meals to thousands of seniors and disabled adults in our region.Meals are prepared daily in JFS’s onsite kosher kitchen. Healthier, low sodium options are also available, and JFS provides nutrition labels on every meal.More than just a meal, Foodmobile provides friendly conversations and well-being checks for homebound older adults, and helps connect them with other important services, including home-safety improvements, transportation, dietary counseling and care management. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom April 12, 2019 Posted: April 12, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

HC upholds death of 2 for raping killing minor

first_imgThe High Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of two people for killing a seven year old girl after raping her in Jhenaidah in 2008, reports UNB.A bench of justice Md Ruhul Kuddus and justice Bhasmi Deb Chakrabarty passed the order.The death row convicts are Md Saiful Islam and Md Arif Hossain.According to the case statement, the convicts killed a seven-year old child, Alpona, after raping her in a jute field at Mahespur in Jhenaidah in 2008.Later in 2011, a Jhenaidah court sentenced the duo to death over the rape and murder case.last_img read more

Trump Gets Good Marks From Supporters For Speech But Can He Move

first_img Share Pablo Martinez Monsivais | APPresident Donald Trump gestures towards democrats while addressing a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.President Trump is receiving plaudits for his first joint address to Congress.The White House certainly thinks it went well — so much so, it was reported that the White House is holding its revised travel ban, in part, to bask in the glow of the positive reviews.Snap polls after the speech showed that people who watched it largely liked it.The speech came at as good a time as any for Trump. His first month as president — marked by lower approval ratings than any recent president at the same point — has been chaotic and off message.His speech Tuesday night was the opposite — organized and scripted.It was pretty… normal. And, right now, Trump and his congressional GOP colleagues in particular could use a little normal, especially as they try to show they can govern.All that said, there are still lots of questions for Trump and the GOP. His speech set priorities and delivered red meat, but put no meat on the bones.Anyone have a better sense of what the Obamacare replacement will look like after last night? Anyone better informed about how Trump wants Congress to pay for that border wall? (Words not in the speech: “border adjustment tax.”) Anyone know how he wants to pay for that $1 trillion infrastructure spending? (After all, Republicans have always said they’re in favor of infrastructure spending, but could never agree with Democrats on how to pay for it in the Obama years.)And, stylistically, it was more positive than his dire inaugural speech, but it wasn’t buoyant — a shining city on a hill where the arc of history is long but bends toward justice, it was not.Trump’s supporters find hope in Trump’s words of nostalgic repair, but he was never soaring — there were no moonshots or quests for cancer cures.But how did it resonate? A majority of speech viewers told CNN in a poll immediately after the speech that they came away with a positive impression; almost seven in 10 said they think the policies he’s proposing will move the country in the right direction; and almost two-thirds said they think he has the right priorities.It should be noted, however, that this is not a poll of all Americans or even registered voters, but a group of people who decided to tune in for the speech that CNN reached out to beforehand. As CNN notes:“People who choose to watch a political speech such as this one tend to be more supportive of the speaker. In this case, the pool of speech-watchers was about eight points more Republican than the population as a whole.”That’s significant. It’s also worth pointing out that the 57 percent who came away with a positive impression is higher than any Obama State of the Union, but lower than his 2009 joint address to Congress.CBS/YouGov also interviewed speech-watchers – more than three-quarters approved of the speech; the same percentage said it was “positive,” with 61 percent calling it “very positive”; and two-thirds said Trump is describing America “as it really is.”CBS also points out that “Republicans did tune in to watch it in much greater numbers than Democrats (as a president’s party typically does) which bolstered those approval numbers.”Some 40 percent of Democrats, though, did also approve of the speech.And perhaps the biggest accomplishment of the speech was the number who thought it was “presidential” — 82 percent.That’s significant because even supporters of Trump criticize him for his Twitter wars and off-the-cuff, off-message insults.Those Republican-leaning suburban white women, concerned about his tone, were likely given some hope. Republicans in Congress were likely reassured of what’s possible with Trump, that perhaps Trump is capable of a reset — if only he keeps off Twitter….Is this the “pivot”?Of course, other presidents who have been soaring in State of the Union-type speeches have been criticized for not laying out specific policy agendas. And when they lay out specific policy agendas, they are sometimes criticized for delivering too much of a laundry list.Trump is getting good marks for delivering a speech that was normal, but it didn’t advance much of his agenda except to calm those who want to support him.And remember, this is Trump. He’s done this before. He got “presidential” a handful of times during the campaign when his back was against the wall.“We’ve got to be nice and cool, nice and calm,” Trump implored himself at a rally in Florida a week before Election Day. “All right. Stay on point, Donald. Stay on point. No sidetracks, Donald. Nice and easy.”Trump has always reverted back. The past has always been the best predictor of the future for Trump, and there’s no reason to think that’s not true now.It’s not clear it will matter, though. The door is open for success for Trump — in spite of his worst instincts. That’s because the thing that has mattered most to successful legislative agendas for presidents is simple: numbers. It was true for Johnson and his Great Society measures; it was true for Obama and health care.Trump and Republicans have a golden opportunity, controlling both chambers, the White House, the majority of governorships and legislatures — and a favorable 2018 midterm landscape. That kind of foundation can withstand Twitter spats.Because of that, there’s less risk for Trump politically — until or unless something really goes wrong. He’s got a lot of room for error, and last night’s speech can only help him with the people he needs it to help with.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Full Show Genetic Ethics And Teacher Pay Nov 27 2018

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:10 Listen center_img On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Rice University is launching an investigation into a professor who claims to have helped create the world’s first genetically edited babies. Rice says the work is inconsistent with ethical norms of the scientific community and the university. We learn the latest on the investigation and consider the ethical implications.Also this hour: If you asked a public school teacher — or even the average citizen — if teachers are underpaid, chances are they’d say yes.  We discuss how the system of teacher wages and benefits works in Texas.Then, Houstonian Robbie Tolan tells the story of being shot by Bellaire police in his own driveway in 2008, which he recounts in his memoir No Justice.And we learn about Damron Men’s Travel Guide (aka Damron Address Book), a guidebook created in the mid-1960’s listing LGBT-friendly establishments.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share Xlast_img read more

CM cracks down on victory rallies calls for strong police action against

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a ban on victory rallies in the state and has directed the police to take strong action against violators in this regard.”Several days have passed after the announcement of the election results. I have asked police not to allow any more victory rallies. We have won more seats and we should be doing more victory rallies but they (BJP) are indulging in violence in the name of victory rallies,” Banerjee said, during her visit to a slain Trinamool Congress leader’s house at Nimta in North 24-Parganas on Thursday. It may be recalled that Trinamool Congress has won 22 seats, while the saffron party has won 18 seats in Bengal. The Chief Minister has information that BJP has created disturbances in Hooghly, Bankura, Purulia and Midnapore districts in the name of victory marches, following the election results. It may be mentioned that there have been clashes during victory rallies at Mohanpur in West Midnapore as well. Reports of clashes have also been received from Hooghly, Bankura and Purulia districts. Banerjee announced that Trinamool Congress will be holding peace rallies and will also reach out to people of the state through similar programmes. “If any leader pressurises the administration for organising victory rallies, police will take action as per law,” Banerjee warned. Speaking to journalists at Nimta, she said not a single BJP supporter had been killed, but Trinamool supporters were being targeted at certain places. Several Trinamool supporters have been at the receiving end of violence after the results of the elections came. Last week, Banerjee visited Naihati where some Trinamool supporters had to flee their homes due to intimidation by BJP workers.last_img read more

Benefits of being kind to self

first_imgTaking time for kind thoughts about yourself and loved ones has psychological and physical benefits, a study has found. Researchers from University of Exeter and University of Oxford in the UK found that taking part in self-compassion exercises calms the heart rate, switching off the body’s threat response. Previous studies have shown that this threat response damages the immune system. Researchers believe the ability to switch off this response may lower the risk of disease. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, 135 healthy students were divided into five groups, and members of each group heard a different set of audio instructions. The team took physical measurements of heart rate and sweat response, and asked participants to report how they were feeling. Questions included how safe they felt, how likely they were to be kind to themselves and how connected they felt to others.The two groups whose instructions encouraged them to be kind to themselves not only reported feeling more self-compassion and connection with others, but also showed a bodily response consistent with feelings of relaxation and safety. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTheir heart rates dropped and the variation in length of time between heartbeats – a healthy sign of a heart that can respond flexibly to situations. Meanwhile, instructions that induced a critical inner voice led to an increased heart rate and a higher sweat response – consistent with feelings of threat and distress. “These findings suggest that being kind to oneself switches off the threat response and puts the body in a state of safety and relaxation that is important for regeneration and healing,” said Hans Kirschner, who conducted the research at Exeter. “By switching off our threat response, we boost our immune systems and give ourselves the best chance of healing,” Anke Karl, of the University of Exeter. The recordings that encouraged self-compassion were a “compassionate body scan” in which people were guided to attend to bodily sensations with an attitude of interest and calmness; and a “self-focused loving kindness exercise” in which they directed kindness and soothing thoughts to a loved one and themselves. The three other groups listened to recordings designed to induce a critical inner voice, put them into a “positive but competitive and self-enhancing mode”, or an emotionally neutral shopping scenario. While people in both the self-compassion and positive but competitive groups reported greater self-compassion and decreased self-criticism, only the self-compassion groups showed the positive bodily response. The self-kindness groups also showed increased hear rate variability – a sign of a healthy heart.last_img read more

One in 5 Mac Users at Risk as Apple Stops Security Updates

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 27, 2014 Mac users who have prided themselves on using one of Apple’s older operating systems may want to rethink that decision. Although no official announcement has been made, it’s clear Apple will no longer provide support for its Snow Leopard operating system (OS X 10.6), leaving one in five Macs vulnerable to cyberattacks.Yesterday, Apple released updates for Mavericks (OS X 10.9), Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) and Lion (OS X 10.7), its three most recent operating systems, but a Snow Leopard update was conspicuously absent.Related: How to Protect Your Apple Devices From Getting Hacked Right NowUsers of the 4-1/2-year-old operating system were also left out in December when Apple patched Safari for its three most recent operating systems but not for OS X 10.6. The last update it received was in September 2013.The old but popular operating system was still running on 19 percent of Macs at the end of January, more than its predecessor, Lion, which accounted for 16 percent and almost as much as Mountain Lion, ComputerWorld reports. Mavericks users makeup 42 percent of the Mac population.Related: Elon Musk Admits to ‘Conversations’ With Apple About TeslaOne of the main reasons users report sticking with Snow Leopard is that there’s simply no reason to change something that already works well. Others are dissatisfied with the direction Apple has taken in terms of its user interface. Snow Leopard is also the last operating system to support PowerPC applications.But from a security standpoint, upgrading to an operating system that receives regular updates is the smart thing to do. Now that Snow Leopard is no longer being patched, the vulnerabilities hackers find could be used to take over a computer, spy on users and steal sensitive information.Although Apple is continuing support for Lion and Mountain Lion, those users have the option of upgrading to Mavericks for free. Related: Which Age Group Is Most Likely to Be Hacked?last_img read more

Overwrite unused disk space on Windows with Zerofill

first_imgOverwrite unused disk space on Windows with Zerofill by Martin Brinkmann on March 26, 2018 in Software – Last Update: March 26, 2018 – 17 commentsZerofill is a tiny program for Microsoft Windows devices that overwrites the unused disk space of any drive you point it to with zeros.Designed to improve the compacting of allocated disk space on volumes, something which virtual machine tools or disk compression software benefit from, it makes old data that still sits on those drives unrecoverable as well.Data that is deleted on PCs is not erased entirely when you hit the delete button or run remove operations. What happens is that Windows removes the reference to files instead but leaves the files on the hard drive.File recovery software, like Recuva, R-Undelete or may restore deleted files partially or even fully. Whether that is possible or not depends on a single factor: whether the disk space the file occupies has been overwritten with other data since its deletion.ZerofillZerofill is a command line utility developed by the author of FileOptimizer to overwrite free disk space with zeros. It has a size of just 10 Kilobytes and can be run without installation.Note: the program should not be run on Solid State Drives.The program runs in DOS environments only which is limiting; an attempt to run the program on a 64-bit Windows 10 system resulted in a not-compatible error.Zerofill needs to be run with a drive letter as a command parameter, e.g. zerofill d: to fill the free disk space of the d: drive with zeros.The time it takes to process the drive depends on several factors that include the drive’s performance, size and size of free space on the disk.Zerofill displays a progress bar that visualizes the state of the operation.Closing WordsThe limitation to DOS environments makes Zerofill a specialized software program, one that most Windows users won’t run probably or may not even know how to run as they are used to do everything in Windows.The program works fine when you run it though and it may be used in batch scripts to automate the process.Alternatives that run on Windows are available, and the majority of Windows users likely prefers them as they run on Windows.Zerofill is not the first program to offer that functionality. We reviewed programs like SDelete or Eraser before which you may run from within Windows to overwrite unused disk space to prevent restoration.Now You: do you overwrite free disk space regularly?Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 2 votes Software Name ZerofillOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

A fun dinner and dance to remember a tragic battle

first_imgThe El Alamein Parade, Dinner & Dance, held by the Siegetown Moths, took place recently.This annual event is in commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein in which thousands of soldiers lost their lives in 1942.The dinner & dance saw friendly people mingling with one another over drinks and creating special moments together.It certainly was a night of great socialising and dining for all the Moths who attended.The Siegetown ladies did an outstanding job of preparing a mouth-watering, three-course meal.‘Moth of the Year’ went to Moth Mike Williams and ‘Stirrer of the Year’ to Derrick Playford. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

The Travel Corporation announces management changes

first_imgThe Travel Corporation has announced a management reshuffle at Contiki Holidays and AAT Kings. Les Cox has decided to step down from his role as managing director of AAT Kings in mid-July after 30 years of dedicated service with The Travel Corporation.  Les will remain on the AAT Kings board of directors with specific responsibilities in international sales.Les Cox, managing director, AAT Kings said, “With three decades at The Travel Corporation and seven years with AAT Kings under my belt, it is with sadness that I step down as managing director, but with excitement that I take on this new role within the AAT Kings business. “I am looking forward to continuing to play a part in the ongoing success of the company, which has grown from strength to strength over the last ten years”.Current Contiki Holidays managing director Tammy Marshall will replace Les Cox as AAT Kings managing director.Tammy Marshall, said, “After almost seven years with Contiki I have seen the business grow and change considerably. “Contiki has been a wonderful brand to work on, and it has been a pleasure heading up such an iconic youth brand.“I am excited about the new challenges ahead of me, and look forward to working for AAT Kings, an established, market leading brand, ensuring the continued high quality product delivery that the company is renowned for”.Nicole Moy will replace Tammy Marshall as the new managing director for Contiki Holidays from 12 April, 2010.Nicole has worked on brands such as Student Flights and The Leapfrog Group, and most recently as brand leader and national marketing manager for Flight Centre Limited Australia. <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more

Two reported dead in highway accident Updated

first_imgTwo people, said to be a man and a woman, were killed on Sunday on the Nicosia-Limassol highway just outside the capital reports said.According to Politis, the accident occurred around 2pm near the GSP stadium.It appears the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle and hit the barrier on the highway. Both occupants were trapped in the wreck and had to be cut loose by fire service personnel, the reports said. Neither had survived the impact and were dead at the scene.Police announced earlier on Sunday that due to a traffic accident they had closed part of the highway.They have yet to ofofficiallynnounce the details of the fatal accident.You May LikeYahoo SearchMedical Coding Jobs Are In Demand: See What You Could Earn. Research Medical Coding Class OnlineYahoo SearchUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes?FigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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