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Stress Management

first_imgWhen summer draws to an end, parents often start getting their students ready to return to school.While a new backpack and a collection of notebooks and pens might top their to-do list, students also need to prepare emotionally, said Diane Bales, an associate professor of human development and family science at the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.Students get to take a break from the stress of academic demands and social situations during the summer and, for some students, heading back to school is like entering a pressure cooker. The key to helping children prepare to return to school is to start talking about it early.“As school approaches, parents should talk about whether there is anything that is worrying the student about going back to class,” Bales said. “Parents need to look for nonverbal cues. Is the child acting like he or she doesn’t want to go back to school?”If children say that they don’t want to go back to school or act like they don’t want to go back to school, parents need to probe a little bit to find out why, Bales said.“If they’ve got an issue that’s carrying over from the previous year, go ahead and address it with the student, and make his or her teacher aware, if necessary,” Bales said.For younger children, parents may want to go ahead and write or call the school and let them know about any concerns they have about bullying or any particular bullies.For older children, parents can help students develop strategies for avoiding uncomfortable social situations or bullies and strategies for dealing with any bullies. With middle and high school students, parents need to empower their children to handle tough social situations.“Coming up with plans for how to handle specific situations is a good way to help ease some of the anxieties of going back,” Bales said. “Telling a child just to avoid a bully or someone they have had challenges with is not as effective.”Middle school and high school students also need to be reminded that bullying behaviors and abuse at school is not normal.“There’s such a culture among kids that you just don’t tell on each other,” Bales said. “Kids need to know that bullying is not healthy, and the person who is doing the bullying probably also needs help. Students have a responsibility to speak up if they’re being bullied or if they see someone else being bullied.”Keeping the lines of communication open about students’ worries and hopes for the new school year is key to making each school year the best it can be, Bales said.last_img read more

A waterfront mansion has fetched $3.5 million at Gold Coast mega auction event

first_imgOne of the Gold Coast’s best waterfront locations.Auctioneer and RWSP CEO Andrew Bell described the location as one of the “premier streets of the Gold Coast”.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe sale closely follows another big result for the street, with 14 Admiralty Drive fetching $7.7 million just a few weeks ago. Sold under the hammer: 76 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.A BUYER has splashed out $3.5 million to secure a Paradise Waters mansion under the hammer today.The waterfront residence at 76 Admiralty Drive was sold at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s mega property auction in front of a huge crowd. The residence fetched $3.5 million.Today’s sale of number 76, which was featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Bulletin’s real estate magazine today, will see Brunei-based owners farewell their holiday home of 17 years.Set on a 792sq m, the residence features Versace-esque drapes, chandeliers and gold finishes throughout. Luxury fixtures and fittings.RWSP marketing agent Jackson Paradise said the seller works in the hotel industry.“He lives in Brunei but his children live and study in Brisbane so the home has been a meeting place for when the family catch up throughout the year,” Mr Paradise said.“The owner runs hotels all over the world so it is easy to imagine why the rooms are so large and spacious; they really reflect a five-star hotel feel. Raised sections of flooring are a feature in the residence.“The home was built with a lot of thought.”last_img read more

Syracuse football to host Central Connecticut State in 2017 season opener

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse will host Central Connecticut State in the 2017 regular season opener on Sept. 2, SU Athletics announced Thursday afternoon.The Blue Devils and Orange will meet for the first time on the gridiron. CCSU, an FCS team, finished last season 2-9 and 1-5 in the Northeast Conference. It has not had a winning season since 2010. The last time SU played an NEC team, 2013, it beat Wagner 54-0.Following its game against CCSU, the Orange will host Middle Tennessee on Sept. 9 and Central Michigan on Sept. 16. Syracuse will compete its nonconference slate at Louisiana State on Sept. 23.In Atlantic Coast Conference play, Syracuse will host Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest. It will travel to Florida State, Louisville, Miami and North Carolina State. Dates will be announced in late January or early February.Under first-year head coach Dino Babers, Syracuse finished 4-8.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

‘Aviation industry vital even with budding oil and gas industry’ – GCAA Chairman

first_img“Air connectivity is pivotal to unlocking Guyana’s potential for economic growth because of its capacity to attract business, invests and the influx of trained and qualified professionals.”Chairman of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA), Retired Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence London made this pronouncement at the launch of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Conference on Monday at the Umana Yana.Chairman of GCAA, retired Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence LondonLondon advised that the vital role of the aviation industry should not be disregarded even as there is a burgeoning oil and gas industry. He contended that air transport must be sustained to keep the economy vibrant, even with the imminent wealth from oil and gas. “This industry (oil and gas) we feel will do well for this country; however, I feel strongly that we must not take our eyes off the prize.”The GCAA Chairman further explained that air connectivity can help address some of the challenges facing the eco-tourism industry, by facilitating intercontinental trade, business, tourism, and investment.According to London, the aviation sector is advancing and has been making notable achievements. However, the need for adequate infrastructure remains paramount to further boost the sector and better crystalise its rewards.London highlighted that Government is aware of this need and commended them for their support over the past years. “For years we heard that if we had adequate infrastructure, it would have been easier for commerce between South America, Africa, and North America…money was put into the infrastructure at Cheddi Jagan International Airport and I hope that the Government will see it fit to make it more robust so that more persons will be able to traverse.”Director of Air Transport Management, Saheed Sulaman noted that the total value of goods transported by air represents 35 per cent off all international trade. Sulaman stated that airlines transport over three billion passengers annually, while nearly 50 million tonnes of freight is carried by air. Therefore, “aviation is indispensable for tourism which is a major engine for economic growth and air transport facilitates world trade,” Sulaman said.last_img read more

Retailers stalk elusive boomers

first_imgStores are making a mistake in segregating boomers, said Candace Corlett, principal at WSL Strategic Retail, a retail consultancy. “The bodies may change but the spirit is a lot slower to change,” she said. “When you move into your 50s, you don’t become less trendy. You may adjust because you have a different body, but it doesn’t mean you abandon the looks you love.” With stores short on clothes for them, women ages 35 to 54 spent $32.3 billion in the 12 months ended February, according to NPD Group Inc., a Port Washington, N.Y.-based market research firm. That’s up a meager 0.6 percent compared to a year ago, the weakest gain in five years, said Marshal Cohen, chief analyst at NPD. Even once high-flying Chico’s FAS Inc., which pioneered the retail concept for selling to boomers, has seen its sales stall last year. Chico’s same-store sales, or sales at stores opened a year, averaged a modest 2.2 percent increase during its fiscal 2006 year; in 2005, the average was 14.1 percent. Chico’s is now refreshing its selections, which executives acknowledged had become too stale amid increased competition. Chico’s also operates Soma, a lingerie chain for boomers, and White House/Black Market, which is aimed at a younger end of the boomer spectrum. The average age of the White House/Black Market’s customer is 42, while the average age of Chico’s customer is about 52. “Women are dynamic creatures. A 50-year-old woman is even more dynamic,” Cohen said. “You can not put the components of what makes a 50-year-old in a box. They have so many interests and points of difference. They are trying to feel younger than ever. There are so many dynamics at work.” Retailers need to pick a lifestyle and “stop thinking about age,” Cohen said. He noted that Chico’s, known for its simple sizing system and customer service, hit a snag because it lost that focus. Surprisingly, department stores – which had suffered as boomers defected to specialty stores like Chico’s – are starting to see their fortunes reverse amid industry consolidation. At a Bear Stearns retail conference in February, Charles Kleman, chief financial officer at Chico’s, told analysts that department stores have become a bigger threat, particularly Macy’s. Federated Department Stores Inc. transformed Macy’s into a national department store chain as it consolidated its recent acquisition of May Department Store Co. “The department stores have certainly gotten stronger over the last year. Is that a long-term trend? I don’t really know that,” Kleman told investors. Jim Sluzewski, a spokesman at Federated, said that Macy’s philosophy isn’t driven by demographics, but by lifestyle. But he believes that the company’s increased offerings in exclusive brands like O Oscar by designer Oscar de la Renta, has helped it connect with boomer women. “Women are busier than ever,” Sluzewski said. At department stores, they “have a choice of brands that meet their needs.” Solomon-Turner, who had been a loyal shopper at Chico’s, has been recently turned on by improved offerings at Macy’s. “I am loving Macy’s,” she said. But don’t count on Greenwald to shop at department stores. She prefers smaller stores like Lyd, a local boutique, that are more intimate. Greenwald recently picked up a violet dress at Lyd, where owner Mia Gonzalez helps her shop. “I’m my own stylist, but I like her viewpoint,” she said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Beth Greenwald and Shelly Solomon-Turner are hot targets for clothing stores and, like many baby boomers, they’re frustrated by what’s on the racks. Women like Greenwald and Solomon-Turner are at the peak of their earning power, yet stores have found that selling them clothes isn’t a sure bet. Their tastes are hard to define and retailers are repeatedly trying and missing the target. Greenwald, 50, and Solomon-Turner, 60, share the same frustrations. They don’t understand why most stores don’t have a clue that while their bodies may be aging, their spirits are not. “I am not in denial, but I also don’t have the AARP attitude,” said Greenwald, a real estate executive. “I won’t go to a store that focuses on older people.” She just snapped up a pair of red platform shoes and flaunts her toned figure by wearing slim-fitting clothes that graze right above her knee. Solomon-Turner, who prefers black leggings, agrees. “I keep an eye on the trends. I want to be in fashion,” said the co-owner of a public relations company. “But I don’t want to wear mini skirts.” Greenwald, a Manhattan resident, spends $25,000 a year shopping for little-known designer names at boutiques. Solomon-Turner, of St. Louis, spends about $200 a month on clothing and is waking up to department stores like Macy’s. Over the past two years, a bevy of retailers have unleashed new retail concepts aimed at the over 35-age group, but their confusion about what makes women like Solomon-Turner and Greenwald tick have led to missed sales targets, store closings and merchandise overhauls. Gap Inc. is shuttering Forth & Towne, a specialty store chain it launched 18 months ago to cater to women 35 and older. Late last year, children’s clothing retailer Gymboree announced it was closing Janeville, which sold casual clothing to boomers; the company had hoped to create a 400-store chain. And teen retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is reworking women’s fashions at Martin + Osa, its new store aimed at the 25-to-40 age group, after sales were disappointing. last_img read more

Pochettino pessimistic as PSV pummel Spurs’ Euro hopes

first_img0Shares0000De Jong snatched PSV a point in a game that Tottenham dominated © AFP / JOHN THYSEINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Oct 24 – Mauricio Pochettino conceded Tottenham Hotspur will need little short of a miracle to get past the group stage after the Premier League giants’ Champions League hopes were dented by a 2-2 draw away to PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.With no points from their opening two Group B fixtures, this was make-or-break for both Spurs and PSV at the Philips Stadion. A dominant Spurs looked to have the points wrapped up after England striker Harry Kane nodded past Jeroen Zoet to give the visitors a 55th-minute lead having seen Lucas Moura level Hirving Lozano’s 30th-minute opener for PSV minutes before the interval.But when Lozano threatened to catch a through ball in the 78th minute, Spurs ‘keeper Hugo Lloris came rushing out of his goal and caught the Mexican winger with his knee.The French World Cup winner was immediately shown a red card, with Spurs manager Mauricio Pocchettino taking off Heung-Min Son for second-choice ‘keeper Michel Vorm.Vorm’s first task was to push away a superb free-kick at the base of the post, only to be caught ball-watching when De Jong poked a loose ball past him with three minutes left on the clock.It saw Spurs locked with PSV on one point in Group B, five points behind Barcelona and Inter Milan, who play later Wednesday.“In the end (it was) a draw and (it leaves us) with the minimum possibility to go to the next stage of the Champions League,” Pochettino told BT Sport.“We’ll see what happens now with Barcelona and Inter Milan. One point after three games –- it will be so difficult.“If you score more goals, at the end you’re going to win the game. That’s why we’re so disappointed. It’s a game that you must win.”A fast start saw Tottenham quickly take control and in the 18th minute Kane saw a great header come off post and crossbar following a corner from the right.Yet the Londoners were stunned on the half hour when Toby Alderweireld panicked on a backpass from Davinson Sanchez as Lozano applied the pressure.Despite Alderweireld running back to block, Lozano’s effort deflected off the Belgian’s boot to send the ball over a rooted Lloris.Tottenham looked to be back on level terms minutes later when, from a corner, Sanchez fired a rebound from Alderweireld’s header past Zoet from inside a packed area.But somehow the goal was ruled offside. Although Kane was in an offside position, the England striker made no attempt to play the ball.Spurs made amends almost immediately, Christian Eriksen splitting the PSV defence to set up Kieran Trippier for a crisp cross that Lucas fired first-time past Zoet via a deflection.Tottenham were thankful moments later when Pereiro dribbled past Alderweireld to prod an effort off Lloris’s bar.But Spurs continued to be the better team.Zoet came to the rescue to deny Eriksen after he was set up by Trippier and the Dane made amends soon after with a superb delivery that saw Kane nod past Zoet at the back post.Despite Spurs’ dominance, the depleted Londoners were made to pay in the final minutes when De Jong pounced in a packed area to poke past Vorm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Thursday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgOn Saturday, Chelsea face a West Brom side managed by former Stamford Bridge stalwart Steve Clarke? Test your knowledge of the popular Scot by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-63] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Watford v QPR: Austin misses out

first_imgCharlie Austin failed to recover from a hamstring problem in time for the match at Vicarage Road, leaving QPR without a recognised striker in the starting line-up. Yossi Benayoun is handed his first start for the club, while Nedum Onuoha is in for Clint Hill. Joey Barton – back from suspension – captains the team. Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson are on the bench along with youngster Jamie Sendles-White. QPR: Green, Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Assou-Ekotto, Barton, Carroll, Benayoun, Phillips, Hoilett, Kranjcar.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Johnson, Henry, Zamora, O’Neil, Sendles-White.Watford: Almunia; Doyley, Angella, Ekstrand; Cassetti, McGugan, Thorne, Murray, Bellerin; Fabbrini, Deeney.Subs: Bond, Battocchio, McEachran, Acuna, Iriney, O’Nien, Nosworthy. See also:Austin ‘touch and go’ for Watford gameFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Industrialisation ‘next step for Africa’

first_img18 July 2013 The next phase in Africa’s growth must be industrialisation, with the continent producing its own value-added goods, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies told the South Africa-European Union business forum in Pretoria on Wednesday. “There’s a growing and significant recognition that Africa’s time has come, that Africa is part of the new growth frontier,” Davies told the forum, held on the eve of the 6th SA-EU summit scheduled for Thursday. “The African continent has performed relatively well during the [2008-09 global financial] crisis, but more significantly the African continent is positioning itself to make some very important decisions which we believe will lead the continent to a new phase of growth and development. “We can no longer afford to locate ourselves in the global value chains as producers and exporters of raw materials and importers of finished products.”Infrastructure constraints Referring to the negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Davies said: “We are saying that we need to address issues of real economy co-operation.” He noted that the recent UN Conference on Trade and Development report on African trade pointed to the need to the necessary infrastructure put in place to connect African economies with each other. “Africa is poised to industrialise, the industrialisation requires regional integration and to address the infrastructure constraints,” the minister said, adding that there had been increasing interest in the continent from existing as well as new potential trade and investment partners.SA’s largest trading partner Davies said the EU remained South Africa’s largest trading partner, which was also true to a large extent to the rest of the continent as a whole. For example, South Africa was seeing an increase in investment from companies that operated in the financial sector. “We continue as South Africa to support, encourage, welcome, work actively with potential investors,” he said. Also speaking at Wednesday’s forum, European Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht said the Trade, Development, and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) between South Africa and the EU had been a success. In terms of the TDCA, South Africa has duty-free access to the European market for about 65% of its agricultural products and in return for that the country receives more than 90% from the EU. “Trade between the EU and South Africa has increased steadily since 2000 – from €26-billion to €46-billion today. What is maybe more important is that trade has been diverse and has continued to diversify further as new business opportunities were created,” De Gucht said. The EU remains the biggest investor in South Africa, with EU countries being the source of 88% of foreign direct investment stock in SA. Source: read more

This is Awesome: The Most Advanced Camera Ever Built

first_imgFinally, a camera that has four built in lenses, onboard light and floppy disk drive. Where can we get one!?A floppy disk drive? That’s right. Touting the WALLEY POS-86 as the world’s most advanced camera, the team from Walley films pokes fun at the endless Kickstarter and product videos announcing the “next big thing”.We love that the Walley is “only 25 pounds” and it’s body is essentially a hollowed out CPU….while the creator remarks how “great care was used to define how the POS-86 feels in your hands.” To top it off the examples of videos shot with the camera are downright terrible (and the built-in camera effects – ha!)We got a good laugh from this parody…essential viewing for any tech or video buff. Great work Walley Films!Thanks to NoFilmSchool for tipping us off to this video. See their post here.last_img read more