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Understanding Respite Care for Military Family Caregivers

first_imgRespite could be an answer for you, the military caregiver, so you can rejuvenate your body, spirit and mind as you take time for yourself. Respite comes in different forms ranging from having friends spend time with your service member, placing him or her in a respite program that provides activities or in a care facility for a short time period. The article, Understanding Respite Care for Military Family Caregivers describes the different types of respite programs, additional challenges for rural military caregivers, and resources to help select a respite program.This post is part of a series of Military Family Caregiving posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.last_img

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Air Force stuns Pocari Sweat

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gamboa nips Zark’s Saengmuang also drew support from her Air Force teammates in combating Pocari import Michelle Strizak’s conference-best 40-hit effort, 38 of which came from attacks.The Jet Spikers notched just their second victory against eight losses at the close of the double-round elimination phase of the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAir Force showed it isn’t about to simply fold up, pulling off a shock victory over an undermanned Pocari Sweat, 25-19, 24-26, 25-27, 25-21, 15-6, to finally end a seven-game spiral while slowing the defending champions’ march to an outright semifinal berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Thai import Patcharee Saengmuang flexed her muscles and unloaded 27 points, sealing the Jet Spikers’ victory with back-to-back hits.ADVERTISEMENT Joy Cases backed Saengmuang with 21 markers while Jocemer Tapic and Iari Yongco combined for 23 hits, helping the Jet Spikers overcome a 1-2 set deficit to snatch the victory.“Since we’re on a skid, I told the girls to do what we’ve been doing in practice and they delivered,” said Air Force coach Jasper Jimenez.Already missing the services of top local hitter Myla Pablo (back injury), Pocari also played sans Bosnian import Edina Selimovic (hamstring tear).Earlier, Air Force clobbered winless Café Lupe, 25-16, 25-22, 25-19, to clinch the first semifinal berth in the men’s division of the league backed by Mikasa and Asics.ADVERTISEMENT SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBut the victory was a dose of optimism for a Jet Spikers crew that can now reboot its bid when the tournament kicks off its single round quarterfinals starting Sunday. The four other teams outside the top two will dispute the remaining Final Four berths from scratch.Pocari, which needed a victory to join BaliPure in the semifinals, thus closed out with a 6-4 card, keeping the Power Smashers and the Perlas Spikers, toting identical 5-4 marks, in the hunt for the other outright berth in the Final Four. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

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Quality rookies led by CJ Perez ready to fuel Columbian Dyip

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ “I know Tabi for a long, long time because he’s my player from Rizal Tech University and to me, he plays like a veteran.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss CJ Perez with Columbian coach John Cardel. Photo by Mark GiongcoColumbian has a lot of reasons to feel giddy with the arrival of CJ Perez, who is poised to provide the struggling franchise the jolt it needs to snap out of its longstanding funk.But the former Lyceum ace and one-time NCAA MVP isn’t the only rookie the Dyip are raving about heading into the 44th Season of the PBA.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Faundo was actually picked by Magnolia in the second round but the former University of Santo Tomas center was left unsigned.“I got a call from Alvin Patrimonio and he asked me if I need Jeepy Faundo. I said yes, I need a big man so we got him here,” Cardel said.“I like what I see from the rookies. CJ, his slashing ability, his defensive ability, also JP he’s a very smart player and also Jeepy I like what I see with his rebounding and his toughness on the inside,” said guard Rashawn McCarthy, one of Columbian’s main options.Tabi, meanwhile, was a relative unknown but not to Cardel.Cardel knew exactly what he’s going to get from Tabi, whom he coached at Rizal Technological University.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion While Perez has all the makings of a future PBA star, his fellow newcomers JP Calvo, Jeepy Faundo and Cyrus Tabi have also drawn praise from Columbian.“With the rookies, CJ, Calvo, Faundo and Tabi are great additions to our team. We got a pure point guard in Calvo and another guard in Tabi then, we have another big man in Jeepy,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I told the guys this is a different team from the one that I handled last conference. The way the rookies are playing and practicing, it’s like they’re not rookies.”The Dyip chose Calvo as the 11th overall pick while the Tabi was a surprise selection in the second round. Columbian determined not be just another ‘checkmark’ for other PBA teams SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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Punjab to recruit sportspersons in Police force

first_imgChandigarh, July 10 (PTI) Punjab government today said it has invited applications from outstanding sportspersons for recruitment to the 125 posts of Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP), Sub-Inspector (SI) and Constables.Stating this, an official spokesman said 10 posts have been reserved for DSP, 50 for sub-inspectors and 65 for constable rank.He said only those players shall be eligible for the posts who have won medals in the Olympic games for the year 2012 and participated in the subsequent competitions/championships.The spokesman further said it is in line with the policy of the state government to provide jobs to players winning laurels for the state at national/international level that the recruitment drive has been initiated.He further added that 31 players were already given the jobs in various departments from 2012-2015.In addition to this, total cash awards amounting to Rs 33 crore had already distributed to medal winners of international/national/state level tournaments.He informed that SAD-BJP government had already setup a Punjab Institute of Sports at SAS Nagar for expert coaching and 2,000 players were being given specialised training in residential academies all over Punjab.Besides this, 4500 players were also enrolled in day scholar scheme. PTI CHS RGlast_img read more

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Time not right to pick Karim Benzema for France: Didier Deschamps

first_imgFrance football coach Didier Deschamps has said he could call up out-of-favour Karim Benzema again to play with France, but admits the time is still not right for the striker to return to the national fold.Benzema wasn’t picked for Euro 2016 after getting involved in a sex tape scandal also featuring ex-teammate Mathew Valbuena, reports Efe.The coach’s statement came after he announced on Thursday the France squad for the friendly with Italy on September 1 and the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Belarus on September 6.In an interview with Le Parisien published on Friday, the coach said he picked the squad based on what he believes is best for the national team, and added that he could call Benzema again but now is not the right time.When he learned that he was not called for Euro 2016, Benzema accused Deschamps of yielding to the pressure of the “racist part of France”.Deschamps, who dismissed allegations of racism as “unacceptable”, said he could recall him in the future.last_img read more

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Stones hails Everton for City’s defensive resolve

first_imgManchester City Stones hails Ederson for Man City’s new-found defensive resolve Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 15:30 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ederson-Cropped Getty Images Manchester City UEFA Champions League Premier League After a victory and a clean sheet against Shakhtar, the centre-back praised the Brazil international for his swift adaption to life in England Manchester City’s defensive solidity is a credit to goalkeeper Ederson, according to centre-back John Stones.City have kept five clean sheets this season after seeing off Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, with the Brazilian – who arrived from Benfica for £35 million in June – having not conceded a goal since a 2-1 Premier League victory over Bournemouth on August 26.Man City 10/11 to win PL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. His impressive start to life at the Etihad Stadium is in stark contrast to that of Claudio Bravo, who is now playing second fiddle to Ederson after a debut season in Manchester mired by high-profile errors.”It’s credit to him,” Stones said. “It’s not easy coming from another country. I wouldn’t know that but from speaking to the boys in the past who have come over to the Premier League, it’s a different culture, different language, and he’s settled quickly. “He’s speaking to us on the pitch – he’s a vocal presence and a presence as a person, which is credit to him.”City hold a three-point advantage at the top of Group F following back-to-back wins to start their Champions League campaign.On Shakhtar, Stones added: “We knew they were a good team.”We did our research on them and we knew they could play out from the back. It’s one of the first teams that’s come to the Etihad and played like that.”I thought our high pressing was brilliant and we stopped them getting out, which is credit to the boys up top.”We knew they were a great side and we showed them a lot of respect. We’ve had that mentality in each game, taking each game as it comes. There’s no easy games.”For the fans and the people who didn’t know about Shakhtar, I think they came here and showed what they’re about and that’s why they’re in the Champions League.”It’s a massive bonus for us we beat them and got a clean sheet again.”We need to keep carrying that on, getting clean sheets.”It gives us a good platform to go on and go and score at the other end.”last_img read more

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Messi wants Milan, Inter in UCL

first_imgInternazionale Messi wants Milan giants back in the Champions League Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 19:36 11/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) LionelMessi - Cropped Getty Images Internazionale Milan Lionel Messi UEFA Champions League Inter and AC Milan have been notable absentees from Europe’s top club competition, and the Barcelona star is hoping they can return Lionel Messi believes Inter and AC Milan must return to the Champions League in the near future to help Italian football rediscover its damaged reputation across the continent.The San Siro giants have lifted the famous trophy on 10 occasions between them – the most recent instance coming in 2010 when Jose Mourinho’s Inter completed the treble, having ousted Messi’s Barcelona in the semi-finals.Inter 3/4 at Cagliari Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, both clubs have struggled to keep pace domestically and abroad, Milan last featuring in the Champions League in 2013-14 while Inter’s most recent appearance came two years prior.The failure of the national team to reach next year’s World Cup was a hammer blow to the Italian game, and Messi believes the two Milan rivals returning to European football’s top table would go some way to repairing the damage.”Italian football in recent years is no longer the same. And I believe that this has to do not only with the non-qualification to the World Cup,” Messi said, in quotes reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.”For example, two greats in Serie A, Milan and Inter, are no longer those that were about 10 years ago and no longer play in the Champions League, and this affects all Italian football.”They are basically trying to get back, especially the two Milanese clubs must return to be competitive at European level.”Messi was speaking after picking up the Golden Shoe award for finishing 2016-17 as Europe’s top scorer. Friday’s ceremony marked the fourth time the Argentinian has claimed the prize, equalling Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally.last_img read more

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Photo: Frank Kaminsky Clearly Has A Thing For Katy Perry

first_imgFrank Kaminsky hugs poster of Katy Perry.Frank Kaminsky Katy PerryKaty Perry’s name has surfaced in the college sports world for a few different reasons over the past several months. It’s not surprising she has a lot of appeal to college athletes, and it appears Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky is smitten with the 30-year-old California native. So close that it felt real @katyperryA photo posted by Frank Kaminsky III (@fskpart3) on May 18, 2015 at 2:25pm PDT That’s a classic (and hilarious) photo.Smart move on Kaminsky’s part to tag Perry in the post. He won multiple national Player of the Year honors this season, and is about to be drafted somewhere in the first round of next month’s NBA Draft. His stock has never been higher, so might as well take your shot while you can.last_img

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Killer weeps as father describes her descent into mental illness

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A former top Newfoundland athlete wept as her father and former boyfriend described her descent from a happy, healthy young woman to a murder suspect now on trial for killing a man with a hammer.Anne Norris has admitted to killing Marcel Reardon, 46, in St. John’s in May 2016, but her lawyer claims the 30-year-old is not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.Her father, Gary Norris, is the province’s former top civil servant. Testifying this week at her first-degree murder trial, he described her as a confident, athletic and social child but after 2011 began to display strange behaviours.He told Supreme Court in St. John’s that over a two- to three-month period in 2015, he found a baseball bat under her bed, a steak knife, a BB gun, and a box cutter in her purse.He said she became paranoid about threats and attacks that didn’t appear to be real.She told him that someone was following her, and that “someone put something in my coffee,” he testified.In 2011, Anne Norris told her parents she was going to the police to report being sexually assaulted. Gary Norris testified he believed his daughter, but the case would later be put on hold when concerns were raised about her mental health.“I knew in my heart and soul that it didn’t happen,” said Gary Norris, who was clerk of the province’s executive council and secretary to cabinet before retiring in 2010.Anne Norris has sat quietly and shown little emotion through most of the trial, but wept as her father discussed her upbringing.She wept as well as her former boyfriend testified. Brian Constantine said she was a “people person” who loved to laugh before she fell into a depression.Anne Norris had been named to the women’s under-19 basketball team competing for Newfoundland and Labrador at the junior national championships in 2005.Constantine, 31, testified about multiple times when he felt Anne Norris’s mental health was starting to slip.He said he was babysitting his niece one night when Norris called begging him to return home. When he got there, she was inconsolable, and all the cupboard doors in the house were opened or torn off.She wouldn’t talk, but eventually wrote on a piece of paper that she had been molested.Constantine said she once accused him of assaulting her overnight, and he told her: “I would never do that.”He said she broke down, agreeing, asking him, “What’s wrong with me? This seems so real.”She was also convinced there were police officers following her, he said.Constantine wept on the stand, saying his heart broke for her.The jury has already heard that in the months prior to the death of Marcel Reardon, Anne Norris went to police on multiple occasions, reporting sexual assaults.Norris admits she put Reardon’s body beneath a staircase at Harbourview Apartments in downtown St. John’s.(VOCM)last_img read more

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Outrage over WWII scalping claim

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-An author in France has made the claim that Aboriginal soldiers scalped and desecrated the bodies of their enemies during the Second World War.The claim has been met with scorn and derision from academics and Aboriginal veterans on both sides of the Atlantic.University of the Fraser Valley professor Scott Sheffield talked to APTN National News about the issue.last_img

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Gladue writers hired in four Ontario cities

first_imgAPTN National NewsLegal-Aid Ontario is announcing a much needed expansion of its Gladue system by hiring four new writers in Sudbury, Sault St. Marie, North Bay and Windsor.Glaude reports take into account the systemic factors that may have led an Aboriginal person to the prisoner’s box in the courtroom.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has this story.last_img

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NAFTAs big sticking point major gaps persist between US Mexico on autos

first_imgWASHINGTON – A clash in visions for the auto industry continued to cast doubt on the likelihood of an imminent NAFTA deal Tuesday as the three main players gathered for what could be a final effort to achieve an agreement this year.Any hope of a deal rests on Mexico and the U.S. bridging that still-significant gap.Sources said Mexico this week presented ideas on auto parts that differed substantially from the American goal at these talks: that is, to benefit production in high-wage jurisdictions.Mexico’s proposal lacked a firm wage standard as the U.S. has demanded, would require less North American content than the U.S. wants, ignored rules on using North American steel and would allow companies a 10-year adjustment period, more than double the proposed U.S. phase-in period.The countries continued to say they were making progress at this round, which is potentially the final opportunity to get an agreement before elections in Mexico and the U.S. leave the talks in a freeze until 2019.When asked how talks were going, Mexico’s lead minister Ildefonso Guajardo said: ”It’s going.”He said the countries were working to find solutions that might accommodate the different countries, which he noted have drastically different economic realities. In particular, Guajardo said the countries were trying to bridge differences on the salary standard.President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner also sounded a positive note as he popped in and out of different sessions at the round, being held across the street from the White House.”Very productive,” Kushner said.Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland used a vivid metaphor to describe the state of the NAFTA negotiations, as countries began a multi-day push to deliver a deal.She likened it to childbirth.”When I was giving birth, one of my midwives said, ‘You never know how long the labour will be, but you know that each contraction is one contraction closer to the baby being born.’ And if I could use such a personal metaphor, that seems to apply to trade negotiations,” she said.”We are definitely making progress. I am not going to predict the day and the minute and the hour that we will be finished.”Mexico and the U.S. are sharply divided over the American plan to credit companies for building cars in wealthier, high-wage countries — in other words, outside Mexico.A Mexico-U.S. meeting to resolve those differences ran overtime on Monday, delaying by a day Freeland’s latest encounter with U.S. counterpart Robert Lighthizer.Sources say Mexico has proposed that 70 per cent of all cars comprise North American parts to avoid a tariff — the U.S. has asked for 75 per cent. But the U.S. also wants a wage guarantee: that 40 per cent of every car be made in places that pay more than $16 an hour.A Canadian union leader present at the talks blamed Mexico for slow-walking efforts at wage reform.Jerry Dias of Unifor suggested that if the current Mexican government won’t agree to boost salaries, perhaps everyone should wait a few months until after the Mexican election and negotiate with the next president.Left-wing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador currently has a big lead in Mexico’s presidential polls.Dias called low wages in Mexico the central issue of this negotiation — ”the gorilla in the room.” And he said Mexican negotiators seem more interested in keeping salaries low than in helping workers.”You’ve got international American corporations … masquerading as Mexican negotiators. Nobody’s moving on the key issues,” Dias said.”Ultimately Canada and the United States at some time or another are gonna have to join forces and say to Mexico, ‘Here’s what the wages have to be in the auto industry, here’s what the rules have to be.’ And if Mexico flatly refuses then I suggest we should wait until after July 1, when there’s a new Mexican president.”Ultimately we’re gonna have to show Mexico we’re not messing around anymore.”One big unknown is what happens after an agreement on autos and whether the U.S. will soften other demands in order to get a quick deal.The auto rules themselves must be adjusted with care, as seemingly small changes could have a far-reaching.An industry-funded report for the Center for Automotive Research recently estimated that the proposed U.S. changes would amount to a multibillion-dollar tax on consumers, as car companies would face the choice to either abide by tougher new standards, or simply pay the 2.5 per cent vehicle tariff and possibly pass costs onto consumers.last_img read more

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Canadian home sales fall in February average price down CREA updates outlook

The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in February fell compared with a year ago and the average selling price also moved lower.The association says sales last month were down 4.4 per cent compared with February of 2018.On a month-over-month basis, national home sales in February were down 9.1 per cent compared with January.The national average price for homes sold in February was $468,350, down 5.2 per cent from the same month in 2018.Excluding the Greater Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area, two of the country’s most active and expensive markets, the national average price was just under $371,000.In its updated outlook for the year, the association says it expects home sales in Canada to pull back by 1.6 per cent to 450,400 in 2019, a change that would mark the weakest annual sales since 2010. Sales in 2020 are forecast to gain two per cent to 459,400. read more

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UN reports declining foreign investment in five poorest African countries

It listed the five LDCs as Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic and Malawi, while the two other African countries were Botswana and Zimbabwe. In the countries with extractive industries, most investment went to that sector, but even that amount declined, UNCTAD said.In oil-rich, cash-poor Angola, foreign inflows slumped to $1.3 billion from $2.1 billion in 2001. New offshore oil projects were expected to keep Angola as one of the top FDI recipients in Africa, however, according to the agency.Gold production fell in Burkina Faso, where FDI dropped to $8.2 million from $23 million. “Some recovery is expected, however, as the economy is further liberalized and FDI in the services sector picks up,” UNCTAD said.Despite rich resources in the Central African Republic, “which has witnessed cycles of political instability,” FDI there slid to $4.3 million in 2002 from $5.2 million in 2001.Flows into Burundi were nil in 2001 and 2002 after reaching $11.7 million in 2000.Investment funds were withdrawn from Malawi “because of structural problems,” — $32 million in 2000 and $20 million in 2001, the agency said, but the country neither gained nor lost investment in 2002.Of the two non-LDCs, Botswana’s FDI turned around in 1995 after four years in the red and marginally increased to $32 million in 2002 from $31 million in 2001. Zimbabwe, “experiencing problems with its reforms,” recovered somewhat and reached $26 million in FDI in 2002, plummeting from a peak of $444 million in 1998 to $4 million in 2001, UNCTAD said. read more

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Brazilian soccer great Ronaldinho scores role as UN spokesperson for development

After meeting Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Ronaldo Assis de Moreira, or Ronaldinho as he is known worldwide, told a press conference in New York that he was “extremely honoured and excited” to lend his support to the world body’s peace and development work.“Sport is a universal language that has no barriers. Football has obviously provided me with a wonderful life, and I believe it is now my mission to give something back and to help youth understand that the power of sport can help them achieve their dreams,” he said. One of Ronaldinho’s first activities as Spokesperson will be helping mobilize youth worldwide to tackle poverty in connection with the UN’s Global Youth Leadership Summit in New York set to take place from 29 to 31 October, the world body said in a press release.His appointment was made on behalf of Adolf Ogi, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, by Djibril Diallo, Director of the UN New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace 2005. “Ronaldinho’s appointment builds on the momentum of the International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005 by helping mobilize the world of soccer and its fans in support of social and economic development, health, education and peace,” Mr. Ogi, former President of Switzerland, said in a message for today’s event.Ronaldinho, who is a midfield player for FC Barcelona and was the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005, will be paid a symbolic salary of $1 a year for his UN work, said Mr. Diallo, adding that the contract will be for two years. In a related development, Ronaldinho was also honoured today for his humanitarian contributions by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). At a ceremony in New York, Ronaldinho received the PAHO “Champion of Health” award from Deputy Director Dr. Joxel García for his work in supporting the organization’s vaccination coverage throughout the Americas, as well as its programme to reduce youth violence through awareness campaigns.Ronaldinho also serves as a UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger. read more

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Chief justice refuses request for emergency stay blocking health care law implementation

Chief justice refuses request for emergency stay blocking health care law implementation by The Associated Press Posted Jan 6, 2014 2:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors’ request to block implementation of the nation’s new health care law.Chief Justice John Roberts turned away without comment Monday an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA.They asked the chief justice Friday to temporarily block the law, saying Congress had passed it incorrectly by starting it in the Senate instead of the House. Revenue-raising bills are supposed to originate in the lower chamber. They also wanted blocked doctor registration requirements they say will make it harder for independent non-Medicare physicians to treat Medicare-eligible patients.Still pending is a decision on a temporary block on the law’s contraceptive coverage requirements, which was challenged by a group of nuns. read more

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Miladin Kozlina stays in Metalurg Skopje until 2015

← Previous Story Kentin Mahe next three years in HSV Next Story → EHF Cup F4: Three tickets more for Nantes! Miladin KozlinaRK Metalurg Skopje After Mladen Rakcevic and Renato Vugrinec, Slovenian left back Miladin Kozlina (31) signed new contract with Macedonian champion – EHF CL TOP 8 team, Metalurg Skopje. Kozlina is defensive specialist in Lino Cervar’s system, but also useful at the left back position. He played for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko in the best moments of Slovenian team during previous decade, but also for Slovenian NT for many years…photo: rk metalurg

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Know your super fees

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The RBA made the decision to keep rates on hold for the ninth consecutive time this year, providing a sigh of relief for nervous mortgage holders. But the decision did little to mitigate consumer uncertainty, as we’re still left with looming economic volatility. Last week I told you about Louie, the Sydney CBD fruit vendor who is seeing the spending behaviour that we read about in the news at the most basic, shop front level. Louie, who used to count change for high flying bankers flashing fifty dollar bills to pay for an apple, is now seeing his five cent jar overflowing. Louie’s goods are being paid for in loose change, a sign he believes is proof that in the current climate, just about everyone is doing it tough. It’s no secret that people are saving, but this week I wanted to provide some food for thought with regards to unnecessary spending, specifically around superannuation. The average Australian currently has three super accounts, and every one of those accounts come with fees for advice that you might not even know about. What’s worse is that if you’re like most Australians, you’re being charged for advice that you’re not even receiving. Jump on the Internet and take a look at your accounts, the amount you’re paying and what you’re paying for. If you think you might have some unclaimed accounts, visit the ATO website and use the Super Seeker tool. Most people don’t have a clear picture of exactly where their super is, never mind how much they are being charged – so make sure you do. The difference can be hundreds or thousands of dollars per year, depending on how much super you have. Take a close look at your fees. There are some you can’t avoid, such as member fees which are associated with maintaining you as a separate fund member, and administrative fees which reflect the costs of the support and service provided to you by the fund. There are also transaction fees – most super funds will allow you to conduct a certain number of transactions for free, and charge you thereafter. But then there is the adviser fee. If you have a look on your latest super statement and see the name of an adviser but have never heard from that person, it’s time to get on the phone to your fund. If you’re paying for advice, you should be receiving it, and because most people don’t realise they are being charged for advice, they don’t ask for it. And if you have more than one super account, you’re paying fees on top of fees unnecessarily. In times of uncertainty, advice is well and truly invaluable, so make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for. If you’re not, it’s time to start asking some questions and talking to a professional who can help.last_img read more

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District Attorney Summer Stephans annual Citizens of Courage Awards

first_img 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 SettingsNine San Diegans were honored Tuesday for their extraordinary courage in the face of violent crime.It was all part of District Attorney Summer Stephan’s annual Citizens of Courage Awards luncheon.KUSI was joined by District Attorney Summer Stephan and Maria Figueroa, one of the people honored at the luncheon. KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 10, 2018 District Attorney Summer Stephan’s annual ‘Citizens of Courage Awards’ April 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Citizens of Courage, District Attorney Summer Stephan FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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Crain Acquires Temp Workforce Research Company

first_imgCrain Communications—which publishes several b-to-b titles including Ad Age and Crain’s New York Business—has acquired temporary workforce research and analysis firm Staffing Industry Analysts. The Jordan, Edmiston Group represented Staffing Industry Analysts in the transaction. Financial terms were not disclosed.As part of the deal, SIA will become a wholly-owned Crain property. CEO Ron Mester will remain in the top executive post and the business will maintain its Los Altos, California headquarters.last_img

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