COOPERSTOWN (WBNG) — After months of hard work, the new Susquehanna SPCA site is making noticeable construction progress. The brand new shelter will be right up the road from its current one in Cooperstown. To donate to the $5 million project, click here. While the shelter hopes to be finished with the project in about a year, they say the animals still need your help. Courtesy: Stacie Haynes The shelter says the new site will feature sound proofing for dog kennels, more privacy for high energy dogs and a specialized air ventilation system to enable even better care. This new facility will move the shelter, which cares for countless animals, out of the floodplain they’re currently in.
AN experienced and balanced Guyana unit will come up against Jamaica in game two of the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) annual Independence Tri-nation T20 tournament from 18:00hrs this evening at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.The 15-man squad includes seven players who recently played in the Hero Caribbean Premier League. They are Guyana Amazon Warriors Veerasammy Permaul, Gajanand Singh, Keemo Paul and Steven Jacobs; Jamaica Tallawahs’ Jonathan Foo, Trinbago Knight Riders’ Ronsford Beaton, and Barbados Tridents’ Christopher Barnwell.The remainder of the squad reads; captain Leon Johnson, Robin Bacchus, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Anthony Bramble, Sherefane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Ricardo Adams and Ramaal Lewis.Meanwhile, head coach Esaun Crandon is of the opinion that the squad is one of the most well-balanced units comprising the maximum number of match-winners and he feels that Guyana’s chances are good.Crandon believes the team’s flexibility provided by the presence of batting and bowling all-rounders will be a major asset in the tournament.Hosts Antigua are the other competing team. Each team will play four matches with the top two teams advancing to the October 14 final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The dynamic of funerals is changing now that large gatherings are prohibited to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But that means families who experience loss during this time are now facing an additional, and unforeseen problem.Funeral director at McWilliams Funeral Home, Jeff Faircloth, says, “I think the biggest change is the obvious restrictions on the number of people who can be in a room at any given time. It limits not only friends and the community that might want to show up and show support and be a part of the grieving process with the family, it also limits the family itself.”Now, those families are having to find alternate ways to grieve their loved ones, without being able to console each other in person.“With the day and age we’re in with technology, we at least have that going for us,” Faircloth says. “Whether its YouTube or Facebook live and other social media outlets, we at least have that opportunity. Has frustration been expressed? Absolutely. But there’s also an understanding at this unprecedented time. There’s understanding and grace.”Like many small businesses, Faircloth says the coronavirus response has taken an economic toll on the funeral home. Some families have cancelled home-going services altogether. But for Faircloth, the economic challenges aren’t even the worst part.“As a funeral director, I think that’s probably where most of the frustration that I experience is for myself, because I’m not able to provide the grieving process, a funeral, as a whole to families like I would like to do.”Faircloth says they are live streaming services and have spaced out chairs in their chapel to abide by governor Whitmer’s orders. He says as an essential establishment, McWilliams Funeral Home is taking the situation seriously, and will be open to help the community anyway they can.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: coronavirus, COVID19, Funeral, grieving, Jeff Faircloth, McWilliams Funeral HomeContinue ReadingPrevious MidMichigan Hospital prepares for coronavirus responseNext Local health departments issue emergency order
Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi says Black Stars physical trainer Jamie Lawrence and video analyst Gerald Nus will be handed permanent deals.This follows the association’s satisfaction with their role played at the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.The duo joined the Black Stars technical team on short-term deals on the recommendation of Black Stars coach Avram Grant.After reviewing Ghana’s campaign, the Ghana FA noted that, Jamie and Gerald played instrumental roles and Nyantakyi says their stay will be made permanent.“The inclusion of these professionals has proven to be a very useful experience and so the Football Association is considering making it a permanent feature of the technical team so that we can enjoy the benefits of the services of these people,” he told Joy Sports. “We will extend their services beyond the Black Stars to the other national teams. “We are going to consider training local people to acquire the needed expertise in this barren area since we don’t have many people in this country with that expertise.”England-born Jamaican international Lawrence played for English Premier League side Leicester.Nus has experience working in a number of countries, including England where he worked alongside compatriot Rafael Benitez at Liverpool FC as a part of the reserve coaching staff.He worked under Uruguayan Gustavo Poyet at Brighton as the Head of Academy Coaching before leaving via mutual consent in January of 2013–
Plans for a topless swim by Donegal women as part of a cancer fundraiser have caught the imagination with more than 200 brave souls already signed up.The swim, which will take place at a secret location in Inishowen, will take place in August.When Greencastle woman Mary McLaughlin contacted her friend Katrina Doherty about organising a female only topless swim to raise money for breast cancer services, a light bulb went off in her head. “It was just the right time for me,” said Moville mum Katrina.Having survived breast cancer herself after being diagnosed four years ago, Katrina had previously signed up for a full ‘Strip and Dip’ in County Wicklow but had backed out at the last minute.“I wasn’t in the right place for doing it but when Mary rang me and suggested us doing a ‘half strip and dip’ it just clicked and everything fell into place,” explained Katrina.The ‘Half Strip and Dip’ will see local women bravely strip off, from the waist up only, and take a quick dip at a beach in an extremely secret location within Inishowen later this month, all in a bid to raise money for breast cancer services in the county. Mary said she felt the ‘Half Strip and Dip’ might make women feel more comfortable going topless rather than a full strip.Donegal Hospice nurse Mary explained that she got inspiration for the fundraiser through her friend Sharon, who also works in the Donegal Hospice and was diagnosed with breast cancer.“We were all so shocked when Sharon was diagnosed – she didn’t have any of the usual symptoms and is a young mum of four,” said Mary.“She has had her treatment and a double mastectomy and is back at work. In Hospice we are surrounded by sickness and death but there is life after cancer and it can be very hard to settle back in.”With that in mind, Mary and Katrina have targeted three different groups to back with their fundraising. The Breast Cancer Centre in Letterkenny, Cancer Care West – which provides support to cancer survivors and the Breast Cancer Ireland Schools Outreach Programme.“Cancer Care West is so important – five, ten or twenty years after having cancer you can call into them and they will be there to talk. You might just want to talk or have some reflexology – but they are there,” said Mary.“My friend Sharon said it was nearly as hard getting on with life after finishing her treatment as it was going through the treatment.”‘Go and live your life’ Katrina explained the after care with cancer patients is vital.“In 2015 when I was diagnosed there was no Cancer Care West. When I was diagnosed in September 2015 I immediately had a team around me telling me what to do and what would happen, but after it’s just like ‘go on live your life’. They just have to get on with the next patient.“Letterkenny are very good at looking after the physical side of your health and I receive check ups and mammograms every six months, but there is a lack of support. You would never think it would be hard to go back to normal or go back to how things were before cancer but you can’t,” she said.“You are totally different after having cancer – you don’t stress about the trivial things and the simple things can feel overwhelming at times. Life will never be the same again.”Scoil Mhuire teacher Katrina said she returned to work just eight months after her diagnosis.“I received my diagnosis in September 2015 and went back to work the following May just a couple of days at the end of the term but I went back full-time in September 2016 and that was really really tough,” explained Katrina.“I didn’t have chemo, I had a lumpectomy and radiation in St. Luke’s in Dublin but I’m still on medication that essentially blocks my hormones. I have a lot of side effects – some people don’t but I do – it’s essentially like the menopause. It can be challenging.“After going back to work full-time I changed and did job share for two years but I intend to go back full-time in September so we’ll see how it goes.”Back to schoolHowever teacher Katrina has a great relationship with her colleagues and the students in the Buncrana secondary school.“When I went back the principal asked me if I wanted to tell the students or talk to them and I was so happy to that. The students all know I had cancer and I would talk to them openly about it. I’m always there too if they need to talk, or if a family member is going through something similar,” she said.And it was Katrina’s positive experience at school that encouraged the ladies to donate some of the hard earned fundraising money to a the Breast Cancer Ireland Schools Outreach Programme.“I had never heard of this, but after I went back, one of the other teachers Denise Dowds, asked me about bringing these people in. We did the talk with all the girls in TY, 5th and 6th year. The co-ordinator was great. She had been diagnosed herself four years ago and was able to tell the girls what to look out for and taught them how to check themselves and be breast aware.“There was also a practical demonstration with a dummy so that was great – Rachel the co-ordinator was able to show them the difference between a lump and a dimple. It is a great programme so we knew we wanted to support them in whatever way we could.”Mary says Moville Community College and Carn Community School also now plan to run similar programmes for the young ladies in their schools.“We think education is key, teaching young women and encouraging them to be breast aware is so important,” she added.“Even to raise awareness that programmes like this exist for young people is great. We just want to raise as much money as possible doing this.” Up to 200 women signed up alreadyBoth Mary and Katrina have been overwhelmed with the amount of support they have received for the ‘Half Strip and Dip’ but with it not taking place until August there is plenty of time for other women to join them.“We have almost 200 fundraising cards out already so we’re hoping that maybe we’ll have a few more. This is literally for everyone, well as long as you are over 18,” said Mary.“My mum is 70 and she is doing it and she can’t understand why more older women aren’t taking part- I am so proud of her – she even said it to people at the bingo.“This will literally be as quick or as long as a dip as you want it to be and I think everyone will be focussed on themselves to look around them so hopefully more women sign up. Cancer is everywhere, it touches everyone – we all have our reasons for doing it – I’m doing it for friend Sharon and Katrina is doing it because she had cancer.But for Katrina she knows it will be an emotional affair.“I just know I’ll start crying. I think when you go through something that you have no control over this will allow to take back control – it will be empowering. But for me it will definitely be emotional.”With women coming from Carn, Buncrana, Ramelton, Moville, Greencastle, Letterkenny and further a field, friends Katrina and Mary hope the ‘Strip and Dip’ can act as a support group for people with cancer or survivors.“There used to be a support group in Inishowen but that’s gone now. Maybe when we are all together we can use this as opportunity to meet people and start our own form of a support group.”Fundraising cards are currently with the women who are taking part in the ‘Half Strip and Dip’ and each line costs €10. Separate fundraising cards and buckets are available locally in shops in Moville and in the 17 Healthwise stores across the county.For further information or to take part you can contact Katrina on 087-207-7939 or Mary on 086 -393-1043.Over 200 women sign up for topless swim at secret location for cancer fundraiser was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cancercharityInishowentopless
22 November 2004Capetonians need not wait for much longer as the world’s most popular rock ‘n roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is on its way and is set to delight local audiences when it takes to Ratanga Junction’s main stage from 24 November to mid-January 2005.Produced by Barnyard Theatre Productions, the show is directed by a former Frank N Furter – the talented Ian von Memerty, who played the gender-bender Transylvanian almost a decade ago.This time around the role will be played by popular local performer Paul du Toit, who will be joined on stage by well-known Cape-based actor Jason Ralph, who plays Riff Raff.Kerry Hiles and David Chevers take the roles of those most hapless of virgins – Brad and Janet – while veteran stage actor David Sherwood is the omnipresent narrator.There are also star turns by Bronwyn Evans as Columbia, and Tessa Denton as Magenta, adding their special magic to a critically acclaimed production.The Rocky Horror Show had a chequered history in South Africa, with the film version being banned after four weeks on circuit. Creator Richard O’Brien devised the sci-fi spoof in the early 1970s, his only vision being to provide him and a few friends with employment – now numerous productions are still being staged worldwide.The current South African show kicked off its year-long national tour earlier this year at The Barnyard Theatre in Durban, where it enjoyed a sold-out nine-week run before moving on to The Barnyard Theatre in Pretoria, where it also played to packed houses.The show is currently enjoying a successful season at the Port Elizabeth Opera House.A rollicking and irreverent musical, Rocky Horror is the perfect way to celebrate the end of 2004. Cape Town audiences are encouraged to don their finest Rocky get-ups and become part of the action in this hit show, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.Call 083 91 ROCKY or Computicket to book your tickets and find out about the opening week special offer of two tickets for the price of one.SouthAfrica.info reporter
Lockheed Martin, the U.S. defense giant, has announced plans to build a 10-megawatt generating plant that uses variations in ocean water temperatures to generate electricity. The plant will be built off the coast of southern China.The technology is called ocean thermal energy conversion, or OTEC. According to report by the Reuters news service, the closed system uses a liquid, such as ammonia, that boils in a heat exchanger in the presence of warm ocean water to create steam and drive a turbine. Cold, deep-sea water is pumped through another heat exchanger to condense the ammonia vapor back into a liquid.Dan Heller, a Lockheed Martin executive, said the plant will be the largest OTEC plant ever built. It will provide electricity for a new luxury resort on Hainan Island and is one of several plants in development by other countries and private companies around the world. Southern China is an “ideal” location for such a plant, the company said in an announcement about the deal.Lockheed said the agreement, which was announced April 16, could lead to the development of plants generating as much as 100 MW of electricity.Reignwood Group, the Thai developer that signed the deal, said the new resort would be a net-zero energy development.Although OTEC sounds exotic, even futuristic, the U.S. Department of Energy says it was first proposed more than 130 years ago by a French physicist named Jacques Arsene d’Arsonval. The first OTEC plant, constructed in Cuba in 1930, was able to produce 22 kW of electricity.
ReferencesAlizadeh, S., & Chavan, M. (2016). Cultural competence dimensions and outcomes: A systematic review of the literature. Health & Social Care in the Community, 24(6), e117-e130. doi:10.1111/hsc.12293Atuel, H. R., & Castro, C. A. (2018). Military cultural competence. Clinical Social Work Journal, doi:10.1007/s10615-018-0651-zDice, T & Dice, R. (2017, September 23). Culturally sensitive communication: Strategies to Enhance Helping Relationships [Webinar]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWdihaAWnxkReger, M., Etherage, J., Reger, G., & Gahm, G. (2008). Civilian psychologists in an army culture: The ethical challenge of cultural competence. Military Psychology (Taylor & Francis Ltd), 20(1), 21-35.Kirmayer, L. J. (2012). Rethinking cultural competence. Transcultural Psychiatry, 49(2), 149. doi:10.1177/1363461512444673 By: David Lee Sexton, Jr.Photo by: Lance Cpl. Josue Marquez, CC0What is Cultural Competence?Cultural competence can be described as one’s best tool in working with culturally diverse groups (Alizadeh and Chavan, 2015). However, the exact definition of this construct and the components which make it up is not singularly defined. What is more well-known is the problematic nature of the increasing demand for healthcare to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse culture (Alizadeh and Chavan, 2015). Kirmayer (2012) indicates that cultural diversity is especially challenging to mental health service, as one’s culture influences individuals’ experiences and, ultimately, outcomes associated with treatment. In other words, treatment experiences are often affected by cultural domains, such as religion, language, and various other aspects of one’s identity. Thus, cultural competence, despite various operationalization within the literature, seeks to improve accessibility and effectiveness of mental health services to culturally diverse populations.Recognizing the GapsOne of the most important aspects of cultural competence is awareness of cultural aspects that can create gaps between provider and client. Often times, individuals may not acknowledge factors, such as race, gender, or age, that immediately create a divide within the counseling relationship. It is obviously important to recognize these potential gaps in order to achieve any kind of competence in working with diverse cultures. Dr. Tammi Dice, Assistant Chair in the Counseling and Human Services Department at Old Dominion University and Program Director for Human Services insightfully indicates the importance of striving “to be culturally humble, not culturally competent” (Dice and Dice, 2017). Dr. Dice and her husband, Tony Dice, first year Ph.D. student at Old Dominion University, focus on developing cultural alertness in promoting access to effective mental health treatment for marginalized populations.Gaps Related to Military CultureOne such gap can be caused by differences between military service members and civilians. According to Atuel and Castro (2018) the military, described as a “warrior culture”, can be represented as a three-factor structure: a formal organization, a cultural group, and a social group. This means that individuals must be aware of several factors that influence service member culture, such as importance of chain of command, military cultural norms, and military identity. Thus, it can be difficult for civilian providers to work with service members if they lack knowledge of military culture (Atuel and Castro, 2018).How Can Providers Foster Military Cultural Competence?Dice and Dice (2017) stress the importance of becoming aware of the challenges one may face when working with culturally diverse others, such as service members. Furthermore, they point out the difficulties of working with clients who may have multiple marginalized identities. Thus, they offer insights into gaining awareness of culturally diverse populations and awareness of oneself in order to guide interactions. Reger, Etherage, Reger, and Gahm (2008) also offer several strategies for developing military cultural competence. These include exposing oneself to military culture, training in military regulations, and partnering with providers who are more experienced with military culture.Further ResourcesJoin the MFLN Family Development team on May 24th at 11:00 am Eastern for a free, 90-minute webinar examining the relationship between self-awareness, knowledge of others, and culturally alert interventions. The facilitators, Tammi Dice, Ph.D., HSBCP and Tony Dice, M.S.Ed., CSAC, will challenge the participants to recognize the influence of intersecting identities on themselves and their clients and introduce strategies for gaining self and other awareness, including the RESPECT Model and Broaching. The facilitators will also provide participants with strategies to address powerlessness among clients who are marginalized and ways to engage in advocacy.If it’s too late for you to join us in person, don’t despair! Our webinars are recorded for viewing at any time on our website, as well as YouTube, and CEUs are available for one year after the live event!The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH FILE – In this July 7, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, Nov. 19, that he should have left three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, accused of shoplifting in China in jail after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release during an interview Saturday, Nov. 18, with ESPN. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)WASHINGTON — Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump’s involvement in securing his son’s release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night.The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in jail because LaVar Ball “is unaccepting of what I did for his son” and“very ungrateful!” LaVar Ball has refused to thank Trump.ADVERTISEMENT Pelicans’ Cousins ejected for swinging elbow at Westbrook Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LaVar Ball didn’t back down during the CNN interview, telling host Chris Cuomo that Trump has more important things to do than ask for his gratitude.“That’s on your mind, that a father didn’t say ‘Thank you’? And you’re the head of the U.S.? Come on,” Ball said. “There’s a lot of other things that’s going on. Let him do his political affairs and let me handle my son, and let’s just stay in our lane.”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 shutoutBall suggested that he and Chinese president Xi Jinping had more to do with securing his son’s release than the president.“Did (Trump) help the boys get out? I don’t know. If I was going to thank somebody, I probably would thank President Xi. He’s in China. He’s the president of China,” Ball said, later adding: “I helped my son get out of China. I had some people that had boots on the ground that knew the situation.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Read Next MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ball also pushed back against Trump’s suggestion that shoplifting “is a very big deal in China.”“It wasn’t a big deal because being raised in South Central LA, I’ve seen harsher things. I’ve seen 16, 17-year-old kids that have had to go to jail for life, that were my friends,” Ball said. “He wasn’t physical. He returned it. He fessed up to it.”LiAngelo and fellow UCLA freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley have been suspended indefinitely. They were arrested and questioned about stealing from high-end stores next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins stayed before leaving for Shanghai to play Georgia Tech. All three apologized for their actions and thanked Trump for his role in securing their release, which occurred while the president was traveling in Asia.The trio isn’t allowed to suit up, be on the bench for home games or travel with the team. Without them, No. 23 UCLA lost to Creighton on Monday night in the Hall of Fame Classic.LaVar Ball is attempting to build an empire around the basketball skills of his three sons — Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo, LiAngelo and prep prospect LaMelo — and his own bombastic personality. He started an apparel company, Big Baller Brand, with shoes that retail for $500 or more, and he got in several plugs for his products during the CNN interview.ADVERTISEMENT
Saskatchewan released regulations Wednesday that will require industry to reduce methane emissions by 4.5 million tonnes annually by 2025.The regulations include penalties for non-compliance. “The prime minister has been gracious with his time when I’ve requested the opportunity to speak with him by telephone or in person and I’m appreciative of that,” he said.The premier has previously suggested the federal carbon tax is one of the biggest economic headwinds facing Saskatchewan.Moe has asked the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to rule on whether the federal government’s plan to impose a carbon tax on the province is constitutional.The province argues its own climate change plan, which doesn’t include a carbon levy, is enough to reduce emissions. The two did not meet when Trudeau was in Regina earlier this month, but the prime minister said it was good to meet the premier in La Loche.“We are going to continue to work on issues that matter to folks in Saskatchewan,” he said.Moe, who indicated they only talked briefly, said they discussed supports both governments are providing to communities.Trudeau went on to highlight the work by both governments that helped lead to the creation of 11,000 new jobs in the province.“That is something that governments can facilitate when we invest in the right kinds of things together, but it’s a tremendous credit to people and businesses here in Saskatchewan,” he said.Moe said he had already planned to spend time with his wife when Trudeau was in Regina and that’s why the two leaders couldn’t meet. LA LOCHE, Sask. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he continues to work with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe despite their differences over the federal carbon tax.Trudeau was asked at a funding announcement in La Loche on Wednesday whether he would try to persuade Moe, who was also there, about the tax.Trudeau said he and Moe have had “many great conversations” on things they agree and disagree on.