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A key urban intersection

A key urban intersection

first_imgIs there a dose of nature that can help make city dwellers’ lives healthier and more productive?Research suggests that the answer is yes, but also that the issue is more complex than that simple formulation. Mounting evidence connects human health and urban green spaces, but uncertainty remains about the characteristics of those links and, more practically, how cities can be designed to take advantage of them.In a report summarizing recent findings, investigators at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health call for an acceleration of research on the issue. When it comes to urban design, they point out, the clock is ticking.More than half the world’s population is in cities, and another 1.35 billion urban dwellers are expected by 2030. Over the next few decades, the report says, 86 percent of people in developed nations and 67 percent of those in the developing world will live in cities.The associated demands on urban areas present an opportunity to use nature and natural design cues to support human health and resilience, according to Julia Africa, program leader for the center’s Nature, Health, and the Built Environment program.But Africa and Alan Logan, another of the report’s authors, said that the details — which populations, where, under what circumstances, and for what health conditions — are important when making the case for the benefits of natural environments. While general guidelines for designing healthy streetscapes and parks are available, prescriptive design features — such as the structure of a forest or decibel level of water features — are still being refined.“What are the components of the natural environment that might have medicinal properties?” said Logan, author of the book “Your Brain on Nature.”“There really isn’t the smoking-gun study, but [rather] a lot of studies layered on top of each other that create this argument.”Part of the difficulty, Africa and Logan agreed, is that work on the topic comes from several fields, many of which don’t normally communicate with each other. In addition, Africa said, the disciplines often have varying criteria that cause results to be interpreted differently.“Generally speaking, most people agree that the presence of nature supports health and well-being,” said Africa, who was co-leader, with Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation John D. Spengler of the 2013 Natural Environments Initiative Workshop at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, whose efforts the new report reflects.“But this is an area where we need transdisciplinary, synergistic research to refine those connections and harness this work to support health in our cities.”Logan traced scientific interest in the topic to a 1984 study published in the journal Science that reviewed the recoveries of two groups of patients from gall bladder surgery. The groups, matched in number and treatment, were in similar rooms with either a view of a small stand of trees or of a brick wall. The results showed that patients in the rooms with tree views were discharged almost a day earlier than those facing the brick wall. They also showed that negative comments in nurse’s notes — such as a patient crying or needing encouragement — were three times as common in the records of the patients facing brick walls, who also needed significantly more painkillers.Since then, studies have shown that proximity to green spaces is associated with lower risk of non-communicable diseases, and that living within a kilometer of a green space is associated with significant reductions in depression, anxiety, asthma, lung disease, diabetes, and heart disease.Research has also shown correlations between urban green spaces and mortality, greenery and mental health, tree density and obesity risk in low-income children, and even, in a Michigan study of 100 public high schools, between a view of trees through classroom windows and student performance.Not all findings point to significant causal relationships between green space and health or performance, however.“Green space cannot be expected to replace conventional social and clinical health infrastructure like effective pollution control regulations and vaccines,” Africa said. “But human health is an important expansion of the term ‘ecosystem services’ when we think about the use of nature in the built environment.”Participants in the meeting at Radcliffe, who came to Cambridge from around the world, issued a statement with five “action areas.” Those included promoting equitable access to nature, supporting policies that link human health and nature, and fostering both research and design standards to help plan healthy environments.Africa said she hopes that the center’s report becomes a resource not just for researchers devising investigations, but also for planners making an argument that new developments should include a green component.last_img read more

Federer Hails Nadal for Joining Majorca Clean-up Operation

Federer Hails Nadal for Joining Majorca Clean-up Operation

first_imgRoger Federer hailed old rival Rafael Nadal as “super-inspiring” after the world No1 joined in the clean-up operation in Majorca.Flash floods have killed 12 people on the island where Nadal livesand the tennis star was pictured wearing boots and white gloves, mopping up the floor of a warehouse, on Wednesday.The 17-time Grand Slam champion, currently sidelined through injury, has also offered to open up his sports centre and tennis academy to people made homeless by the floods. “I know how important Majorca is to Rafa and I have been in touch with him to see if I can help with anything,” Federer said in a video message recorded in Shanghai, where he is currently competing.“I have seen him helping in the village where he comes from and to see that is super-inspiring. Rafa, you have our support.“We are thinking of all the people in Majorca. We wish you strength in these difficult times and I hope to be back on Majorca soon.”Fellow rival Novak Djokovic, also taking part in Shanghai, said he hoped Nadal’s efforts would inspire others.“A big hug and friendly regards to Rafa and well done amigo for helping out,” the reigning Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion said.“I invite anyone to give their support in any way they can. Gracias.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Man Jumps As Flames Engulf Red Bank Home

Man Jumps As Flames Engulf Red Bank Home

first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK — Firefighters on Thursday afternoon battled a blaze that engulfed a West Side residence.Borough fire companies responded to a call that came in at approximately 3:09 p.m. reporting a fire at 16 Leonard St. That call indicated there was an individual trapped inside the structure, said Police Capt. Michael Clay.Clay said that as of 4 p.m., there was a report of one injury from a male in the home and trapped on the second floor. His injuries were not deemed life threatening and the victim was transported to an area hospital for observation, Clay said.Neighbor Jake Rademacher alerted his neighbor to the fire. Photo by Jay CookJake Rademacher, whose Bridge Avenue backyard abuts the Leonard Street property, said he was taking out the trash and smelled smoke. “And then I heard a big ‘whuump’ and saw the flames start shooting out of the building.”Rademacher said the flames quickly grew and spread through the two-story building with an attic. “And I then saw him in the second story window,” Rademacher said of the victim. “I told him to jump because you ain’t got a choice.”Fire Marshal Stanley Sickels, who was on the scene, said the fire moved quickly in the older home. “It was moving up through the walls into the attic,” he said, as firefighters continued on Thursday afternoon to quell the still visible flames that appeared to have destroyed the home.Sickels wouldn’t speculate at this time as to the fire’s origin or cause. “We’re still gathering statements, getting information for the ongoing investigation,” he said.Borough fire companies received support from Middletown’s River Plaza fire company and from Sea Bright and Fire Haven departments.According to borough tax records, the home is owned by William and Shirley Sharkey.last_img read more

Let’s hear it for Booooth!

Let’s hear it for Booooth!

first_img22 June 2009 As anyone watching South Africa in action at the Fifa Confederations Cup has surely noticed, whenever the ball finds its way to towering Bafana Bafana defender Matthew Booth, an unusual cry goes up around the stands. To the uninitiated it might sound like the thousands of home fans are registering their displeasure at the Mamelodi Sundowns defender. After all, Booth would not be the first player to be on the receiving end of catcalls from his own fans. But as millions of spectators around the world discovered last week, the noise that greets his every intervention are not boos, but supporting cries of “Booooth!”. What was perplexing viewers even more was the fact that the man in question barely put a foot wrong in his side’s opening two games, prompting them to ask why fans would boo one of their own players when he was performing so well. It was a riddle that even South Africa coach Joel Santana had to ponder after he took over the job. “The first time I heard the shouts in the stadium, I just couldn’t understand what was going on,” the Brazilian said. “I was under the impression that the fans loved Matthew, but there they were seemingly booing him for no apparent reason.” But as the smiling Booth explained to Fifa.com, peculiar cries of encouragement are something of a tradition among football fans in the Rainbow Nation. “When Mark Fish played for Bafana Bafana, it was the same. The fans shouted ‘Fiiish! Fiiish!’, and it sounded like they were having a go at him. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to explain to foreigners that there’s nothing wrong, that people love me really.” And the dependable defender is not wrong, receiving the kind of adulation normally reserved for goalscorers and more creative players. “I think it’s got something to do with my commitment,” he continues. “The fans can see that I take games seriously. Or maybe it’s just because I look like a nice guy to them! I don’t know. You’d have to ask them.” A veteran of seven seasons in Russia before returning home, Booth is hoping to take part in his first Fifa World Cup finals next year. He came agonisingly close to making an appearance at Korea/Japan 2002, suffering a kee injury during a training session at the squad’s pre-tournament camp in Hong Kong just 10 days before the opening game. “That was very tough to take,” he recalls. “It was the only time I’ve ever had surgery in my career, and it wasn’t even that serious. It just came at the worst possible time. “That’s why I want to try and convince Joel Santana with my performances at the Confederations Cup and make sure of a place for 2010. It would mean so much to me.” Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

This Week in SMB Tech: Bye Bye DimDim, Analytics in 2011 and Google Docs For iOS

This Week in SMB Tech: Bye Bye DimDim, Analytics in 2011 and Google Docs For iOS

first_imgjohn paul titlow Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#biz#Reviews 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Keeping up with every RSS feed item and tweet is hard enough for anybody, let alone someone trying to run a business. That’s why at the end of every week, ReadWriteBiz rounds up the week’s most important tech news and insights for small and medium-sized businesses.The Web conferencing service DimDim was acquired by Salesforce this week, marking the beginning the end of an affordable service favored by small businesses. DimDim users were notified that their free accounts would be disabled by March 11, 2011, as Salesforce prepares to integrate the technology into Chatter, their real-time collaboration product. Our own Alex Williams used the occasion to discuss the inherent risk in using a free service and outlined some of the logistical details of DimDim’s impending demise. We may be one week into 2011, but the predictions for the upcoming year keep rolling in. This week, Forrester and Gartner both made predictions about the future of analytics in business. Analytics will increasingly be built into business operations, with a focus on mobile, social, cloud-based and real-time analytics. Klint Finley wrote a thorough run-down of the predictions over on ReadWriteEnterprise. Here on ReadWriteBiz, we took a close look at Google Docs for iOS, which we found to be sufficient solution for basic document editing on the go, but the product still has a long way to go. Audrey Watters looked at 10 data security trends for small and medium-sized businesses in 2011 and reported on a study demonstrating that Gmail’s Priority Inbox feature shaves off 6% of time spent managing email. Yelp has been around for awhile, but it can still be a challenge for local businesses who aren’t sure how to make the most of the user-generated review site. We spoke to Luther Lowe, Yelp’s Manager of Local Business Outreach about how small, bricks-and-mortar businesses can do exactly that. What were some of the biggest tech stories for SMBs you read this week? Let us know your must-reads in the comments.last_img read more

Predicting Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Practitioners

Predicting Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Practitioners

first_imgBy Rachel Dorman, MS & Heidi Radunovich, PhDIn previous posts we have discussed the importance of mental health providers protecting their own well-being by being aware of risks associated with compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, and burnout. Today we will continue our discussion by looking at factors that may put one at risk or protect one from both compassion fatigue and burnout.[Flickr, From Both Ends by gfpeck, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Thompson, Amatea, and Thompson (2014) conducted an online survey to learn more about how gender, length of career, appraisal of working conditions, and personal resources relate to burnout and compassion fatigue among mental health counselors. The study consisted of 213 mental health or licensed professional counselors who completed a master’s degree in counseling, had been practicing for at least six months, and were working with clients 20 hours per week or more. Those practitioners who had positive working conditions, had worked in the field longer, and who used mindfulness were found to be less likely to experience compassion fatigue or burnout. However, maladaptive and emotion-focused coping were related to compassion fatigue and burnout. There did not appear to be a gender difference in report of burnout, but women were more likely to report compassion fatigue than men.[Flickr, Ur doing it wrong by me and the sysop, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015The authors provide many recommendations for counselors and supervisors. They suggest that counselors who are working in a less supportive environment seek support from colleagues, work with their employers to try to improve working conditions, and do what they can to take care of themselves. Supervisors should be sensitive to the possibility of burnout and compassion fatigue among their supervisees, and should try to educate their supervisees on the nature of stress in the counseling relationship, as well as making sure that they are using effective coping strategies to deal with work stress. Finally, the researchers strongly encourage practitioners to explore positive coping strategies to offset the potential negative effects of job stress, such as using mindfulness. For more information on burnout and compassion fatigue check out our previous blogs: Self-care When Caring for Others or Self-care for the Military Family Advocate.References[1] Thompson, I., Amatea, E., & Thompson, E. (2014) Personal and contextual predictors of mental health counselors’ compassion fatigue and burnout. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 36(1), p. 58 – 77. ISSN: 1040-2861This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and 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

Resilience

Resilience

first_imgReflection on Todd & Peggy Podcast #2By Sara Croymans, Extension EducatorThe audio recording below is the second part of a conversation with Todd, a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy Nurse Corps, and his wife Peggy, an elementary school teacher. Peggy and Todd generously shared some of their experiences as a military family, to help those of us serving military families have a better understanding of what military families go through. Below the recording you’ll find a blog post reflecting on this part of Todd and Peggy’s story. This is Part 2 – Resilience. Audio Player/files/2016/02/MFLN-FT-Todd-and-Peggy-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Listen to Todd & Peggy’s story, Podcast #1ResilienceAs I listened to Todd and Peggy describe the challenges and opportunities their family experienced while a military family I was impressed with their resilience throughout the numerous transitions their family encountered. When I think about resilience I often think about it in terms of “FACTS”, a framework developed by the Red River Resilience (RRR) group in the Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN community. I believe the RRR’s resilience framework is applicable to military families. “FACTS” is an acronym that describes five key actions that contribute to resilience.F = “Foster Hope,” involves focusing on the positive, having confidence in oneself, and putting things in perspective.  Throughout all three podcasts Todd and Peggy described a ‘can-do’ attitude that their family could successfully navigate each transition they encountered.A = “Act with Purpose,” endorses problem-solving, planning and goal-setting, and active coping. There is no doubt in my mind that Todd and Peggy possess ample amounts of these skills.  Balancing a two career family and children, one with special needs, plus a military reserve commitment requires immense organizational skills!  I was impressed with how both Todd and Peggy stepped up to leadership roles as they gained experience in the military to help junior enlisted members and their families.  Todd describes in this second podcast how he intentionally mentored younger service members on how to successfully balance life while Peggy has served as an ombudsperson to help those with questions and challenges.C = “Connect with Others,” encourages people to maintain intimate relationships, give and receive help, and spend time with others.  Peggy shared how early on in their military life she “thought she could do it all” without any help from others.  However, she soon learned that she needed to reach out and ask for assistance, such as asking a close friend and her parents to join her at medical appointments for their daughter.T = Take Care of Yourself,” I could hear in Peggy’s story that as the non-military spouse she really felt like she had to be there for everyone all the time and did not take advantage of opportunities to take time for herself.  She shared regrets of not taking the opportunity to travel to visit Todd at really cool places while he was training or deployed without taking the children with her.S = “Search for Meaning,” includes searching for positive meaning, self-examination, and personal growth. Both Todd and Peggy talked extensively about their pride in being a military family and the sense of purpose that service provided for them.  They display their pride through wearing Navy clothing and having specialized Navy vehicle license plates.  However, with recent terrorist activities across the world they now intentionally make decisions about how visible they want to display that pride for fear of harm.As service providers working with military members and their families how can we help promote resilience? How can we encourage military families to foster hope, act with purpose, connect with others, take care of themselves, and search for meaning during times of transitions?To learn more about the “FACTS” resiliency framework, used during disaster recovery, read “One Message, Many Voices: Inter-Disciplinary Partnerships for Resilience Communication” (2014) published in Procedia Economics and Finance, 18, 400-407; available online at:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212567114009563 .Sara Croymans is a member of the Military Families Learning Network Family Transitions Team and an Extension Educator with the University of Minnesota, Extension Center for Family Development. In addition, she is a military spouse.  Sara and her husband, retired from the Army National Guard, and three children navigated 22.5 years of weekend drills, annual trainings and two deployments.last_img read more

‘Complete sensitisation on disposal of human corpses’

‘Complete sensitisation on disposal of human corpses’

first_imgThe Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed the State government to sensitise officials on disposing unclaimed human bodies with dignity.The Standard Operating Procedure and government guideline prepared for disposal of human bodies should be followed by line departments including Health and Family Welfare and State police, said a division bench of OHRC comprising chairperson Justice B. P. Das and Justice Raghubir Das.In one monthThe OHRC bench emphasized on completing sensitisation among all civic body and panchayat functionaries about disposal of bodies in one month. The commission was of the view that the guideline was not properly followed.“The guidelines were prepared by the State government after infamous Dana Majhi episode. The tribal man had to carry his wife’s body on shoulder for 12 kilometre in absence of hearse service in Kalahandi district. Incidents of human bodies being transported by cycles and left abandoned in city dumping sites have been reported on many occasions,” said Biswapriya Kanungo, human rights activist who had moved to the commission on the issue.last_img read more

Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold

Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH bet Beram makes it two golds The Philippines ice hockey team celebrates a goal during their Ice Hockey round robin game against Malaysia during the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYThe Philippines swept its way to the Southeast Asian Games’ inaugural ice hockey gold medal Thursday night.READ: Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of IndonesiaADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The PH ice hockey team nipped Thailand, 5-4, in a tense final to seal the country’s 15th gold medal in a historic undefeated run.READ: SEA Games: PH stays unscathed at 2-0 in ice hockey FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Filipinos beat Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia before frustrating the Thais, who managed to close in at the end of the second period despite an early deficit, in the last match.READ: SEA Games: PH beats Malaysia on penalties, takes shot at ice hockey Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Majority of the team are homegrown talents who learned to skate at SM mall rinks, which has existed in the Philippines for two decadesThat worked to the Filipinos’ advantage in the SEA Games ice hockey tournament, which was also played inside a mall in construction in Kuala Lumpur.Members of the team are Benjamin Jorge
 Imperial, Carl Michael Montano, Daniel 
Pastrana, Francois Emmanuel Gautier, Javier Alfonso 
Cadiz, Gianpietro
 
Iseppi, Jan Aro
 Regencia, John Steven
 Fuglister, Georgino
 Orda, Jorell Crisostomo, Jose Inigo Anton 
Cadiz, Joshua 
Carino, 
Julius Frederick Santiago, Lenard Rigel II

Lancero, Miguel Alfonso Relampagos, 
Miguel Serrano, Paolo
 
Spafford, Patrick Russell
 Syquiatco, Paul Gabriel Sanchez and Carlo Martin Sison 
Tenedoro. Head coach is Daniel Brodan. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LATEST STORIES The Philippines got an early 4-1 lead but Thailand refused to go away and cut it down to one in the second.After a scoreless third period, Niko Cadiz struck goal no. 5 with eight minutes left to play as the Filipinos held on to the win.Ice hockey was played for the first time in the regional sporting meet.READ: Philippine ‘Mighty Ducks’ sets out to shock in SEA GamesIt was quiet a debut for the nation’s hockey team, which was only assembled a few years ago.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more