18 Dec

When one partner makes more than the other

first_imgIt’s a common scenario: One person in a couple brings home a higher salary than the other, causing tension in the relationship.Money problems are often cited as a leading cause of divorce, and some experts say large differences in pay — no matter who has the bigger paycheck — can exacerbate these conflicts.“The classic understanding of the power differential in couples is … the person with more money in the relationship has the power,” said Marlin Potash, a psychotherapist who specializes in family and money issues. “The person who earns less can end up feeling their wishes and needs aren’t as important and don’t matter as much.”“I make more than my man and I think it bothers me more than him,” said Deona Brennan.Brennan, a 30-year-old ultrasound technician in Cape Cod, makes about $10 more per hour than her boyfriend, and said the difference makes planning for the future difficult — especially when it comes to starting a family. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

18 Nov

Egypt reports another H5N1 death

first_imgApr 11, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Egypt’s health ministry announced today that a 30-year-old woman has died of an H5N1 avian influenza infection, the country’s second fatality from the disease in less than a week.MENA, Egypt’s official news agency, said today that the woman got sick on Apr 2 and was hospitalized 7 days later in Cairo where she died today, according to a report from Agence France-Presse. If her illness and death are confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) she will be listed as Egypt’s 49th case and its 22nd death.An official from Egypt’s health ministry said the woman, who was from Matariya district in the northern Nile Delta, just northeast of Cairo, had contact with domestic poultry, the Associated Press reported today. The official said that once the woman was hospitalized she was treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu).On Apr 5 a 19-year-old Egyptian man from the Nile Delta province of Behera governorate died from H5N1 avian influenza. An Apr 8 WHO report confirming the man’s infection and death said he had been exposed to sick and dead poultry.See also:WHO confirmation of Egyptian man’s illness and deathlast_img read more

20 Oct

Save trees for the good of our health

first_imgI suspect we have become, by and large, a white collar country with little knowledge or skill to deal with day to day “blue collar issues,” but the problems this causes are truly life threatening. In Niskayuna, the care and maintenance of trees seems to include removal on request of residents, with little examination as to the necessity of the removal by a qualified professional. Despite what town code chapter 201-8 specifies, “The Town shall replant or replace any public tree that it removes, wherever practicable,” roughly 90 percent of trees have been removed in old Niskayuna with maybe 25 percent have been replanted.Trees give 20 percent of our oxygen. Tree cover has an positive effect on helping reduce respiratory disease, including deaths, in children, the elderly and even in otherwise healthy adults from asthma. Trees cool the streets and keep the deadly gases produced from the heating of organic volatile compounds found in blacktop out of the air. They prevent flooding and landslides.It’s dangerously short-sighted to undertake such extreme denuding of public and private lands. Let’s see which is more important: your life and the ability to go to sleep at night and not worry that you may die from asthma or the ability to drive your SUV up to your front door and sit and play with your cell phone.Beth R. JacobsNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census  It has become a frightening trend to cut trees down to suit property owners. Trees on both public and private property are being cut down with little regard to the value they bring or if they truly need to be removed. They aren’t being replaced, either. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

19 Oct

Trudeau says Canada-US border won’t reopen for ‘many weeks’

first_imgBut the two Canadian provinces most affected, Quebec and Ontario, border New York state — the epicenter of the US outbreak.Some Can$2.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) worth of goods and more than 400,000 people crossed the border each day on average, prior to the pandemic.Trump had said on Wednesday that the border with Canada would be “one of the early borders to be released.””Our relationship with Canada is very good — we’ll talk about that,” the US leader said. “Canada’s doing well, we’re doing well — so we’ll see, but at some point, we will be doing that.”Trump said the US would be “keeping very strong borders” with nations that had high infection rates. Topics : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that his country’s border with the United States would not fully reopen for at least several weeks, rejecting US President Donald’s Trump overtures to do so sooner.The border — the world’s longest international frontier at 8,900 kilometers (5,500 miles) — was shut to all non-essential travelers on both sides on March 21 in response to the coronavirus crisis. Cross-border trade has continued.”We are having ongoing discussions on border issues, on supply chains with the United States all the time,” Trudeau told reporters at his daily briefing.center_img But “the reality is that it will still be many weeks” before “we can talk about relaxing the restrictions on our borders,” he said.We “must protect our citizens, as every country does,” Trudeau added. “Most countries in the world have restricted travel, and Canada and the United States are no exception.”Trudeau’s deputy and point person on US relations, Chrystia Freeland, added that Ottawa will only ease border restrictions “when it is not a risk to the health and safety of Canadians.”Canada’s population is about nine times smaller than that of the United States. So far, the US has recorded more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, while Canada’s death toll is roughly 1,200.last_img read more

16 Oct

Governor Wolf, 10 Bipartisan Governors Call on D.C. to Fix Insurance Markets

first_imgGovernor Wolf, 10 Bipartisan Governors Call on D.C. to Fix Insurance Markets Governor Wolf also released the following statement on the President’s statement that he would “let Obamacare fail:”“This is reckless and it will hurt Pennsylvania families. Washington must come together in bipartisan fashion to work towards greater stability in the individual insurance market. Governors of both parties are ready and willing to be a part of a new process that listens and takes input from diverse viewpoints. It is time to nix plans to cut Medicaid and consumer protections, and to focus on making improvements to the existing law to protect coverage for Pennsylvanians and lower costs for families and seniors.” Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined a bipartisan group of governors to issue a statement in response to recent developments on the Senate health care bill.“Congress should work to make health insurance more affordable by controlling costs and stabilizing the market, and we are pleased to see a growing number of senators stand up for this approach. The Senate should immediately reject efforts to ‘repeal’ the current system and replace sometime later. This could leave millions of Americans without coverage. The best next step is for both parties to come together and do what we can all agree on: fix our unstable insurance markets. Going forward, it is critically important that governors are brought to the table to provide input, and we stand ready to work with lawmakers in an open, bipartisan way to provide better insurance for all Americans.” SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img July 18, 2017 The eleven governors who joined this statement:John R. Kasich, Governor of OhioSteve Bullock, Governor of MontanaLarry Hogan, Governor of MarylandJohn Bel Edwards, Governor of LouisianaBill Walker, Governor of AlaskaJohn W. Hickenlooper, Governor of ColoradoCharles D. Baker, Governor of MassachusettsTom Wolf, Governor of PennsylvaniaPhil Scott, Governor of VermontTerry McAuliffe, Governor of VirginiaBrian Sandoval, Governor of Nevadalast_img read more

26 Sep

St.Kitts-Nevis beats Dominica to end hugely successful Basketball Festival

first_img Tweet 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img NewsSports St.Kitts-Nevis beats Dominica to end hugely successful Basketball Festival by: – November 15, 2011 Dominica National Team player; Garth Joseph during an interview.Basketball City, St.Kitts (Novemebr 14th 2011):-The final night of the SKABA organised Sugar Creole Festival Weekend saw yet another massive crowd packing the stands at Basketball city to see the St.Kitts-Nevis Select team take on the Dominica National Team. The game did not disappoint as the action was keen and intense from the opening tip-off. The first quarter saw the St.Kitts-Nevis frontcourt duo of Troy “Jasbo” Wattley and Kimo “Shasta” Duncan giving the 7 foot 2 inch Dominican Center Garth Joseph all he could handle and more as both men overcame the imposing Joseph to score 11 of the 14 first quarter points for the SKN team. Despite being hugely outsized by the Dominican frontcourt the SKN big men were able to score with excellent shot selection and quick post moves by both Wattley and Duncan. Joseph scored 10 of the Dominican team’s 14 first quarter points. The quarter ended with both teams on 14.In the 2nd quarter it was more of the same except with different players on the SKN team taking the bulk of the scoring load. Again it was one of the frontcourt players this time Shawn ShabbA Forbes who went on a 2nd quarter tear with 6 straight points and he was ably supported by SKABA MVP Tamboura Tambie Caines who finally got his groove after a disappointing showing the night before with his Club team Ghuat Bucs. Joseph continued his scoring tear in the 2nd quarter with some help from Ramal Carbon . The first half ended with both teams tied at 30.George GatonThe 2nd half was much of the same as Joseph continued to score almost at will while the SKN frontcourt began to pick up the scoring pace behind the energetic play of George ‘Goolay” Gaton, Marlon “Jah Love” Powell and Tamboura “Tambie” Caines. Powell was hard nosed and got to the basket with relative ease whilst setting up his teammates Duncan and Wattley for easy buckets at the basket. At the end of the 3rd quarter the Domnnicans had a very slim 51-50 advantage.The 4th quarter was all St.Kitts-Nevis as the duo of Shawn “Shabba” Forbes and Kimo “Shasta” Duncan proved to be too much for the bigger Dominican frontcourt players including Joseph. Shabba and Shasta both individually scored more than the entire Dominican team in the final quarter. The Dominicans were outscored 17-4 in the final quarter. The final score saw team St.Kitts-Nevis with a hard fought and exciting 67-55 victory.Kimo “Shasta” Duncan was declared the top performer for team St.Kitts-Nevis with 12 points , 5 rebs and 1 block. While Tamboura “Tambie” Caines led the team with 13 pts, 4 rebs, 2 assists.Other top performers for team SKN were:• Troy “Jasbo” Wattley- 10 pts, 5 rebs, 1 stl• Shawn “Shabba” Forbes- 10 pts, 8 rebs, 1 stl• George “Goolay” Gaton- 8pts, 3 assists, 4 stls• Marlon “Jah Love” Powell- 8 pts, 4 rebs, 4 assists, 4 stlsGarth Joseph led all scorers with 29 pts and a massive 24 rebs. No other Dominican player reached double digits in either points or rebounds.In the earlier game on Sunday evening the Molyneux Inner City Champions Young Legs lost to SKABA “A” Division Champions the Challengers Exodus 90-83. [The Domnicans ended the weekend festival having won their first 2 games in quite a dominating fashion and then losing the final game to team SKN. On Friday they defeated SKABA “A” Division Champions Exodus 67-59 then on Saturday they totally outplayed SKABA Champions Ghaut Bucs to win 90-51.The Festival Finale on Sunday evening also included entertainment by renowned Reggae Artiste Masud Sadiki along with rap senstation Daggah and the up and coming Footsy. Jade Orchid also gave a splendid performance.“We are quite happy with the weekend and we are already planning something similar for early in the new year with another regional national team ,” said Wallis Wilkin a member of the Basketball Festival’s organising committee.Dominican Coach Mickey Joseph was quite happy with the weekend tour and although his team lost the final game he indicated that he was very pleased overal with the weekend festival and the performance of his team.“Although I felt we should have won that final game I must say that I was happy overal with the St.Kitts tour,” said Dominican Coach Mickey Joseph. “I hope this weekend festival is the start of a movement towards the resurgence or resurrection of sub-regional tournaments like the OECS Club and National Championships, “ Joseph continued.The Dominicans left the federation on Monday afternoon to return to Dominica.Next on the agenda for the St.Kitts Amateur Basketball Association is a proposed Christmas Knockout Tournament for the first 2 weeks of December. No details are yet available about the tournament. Also the SKN Female National Team will be participating in the Annual Gillian Brazier Tournament in Antigua from November 23rd to 28th. The team is currently in training and are expecting to give another good showing at the annual regional tournament.Press Release Sharelast_img read more

26 Sep

La Liga: Injured Joao Felix to miss Madrid derby

first_imgRead Also: Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard to miss derby with AtleticoA poor run has seen them lose on penalties to Real in the Spanish Super Cup final and crash out of the Copa del Rey to third tier Cultural Leonesa.They have also slipped to fifth in La Liga, 10 points adrift of leaders Real.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Atletico confirmed in a statement that Felix was injured during last weekend’s goalless draw with Leganes in La Liga.“Joao Felix suffered a muscular injury in his right leg during the match against Leganes,” the statement read.“With the persistence of discomfort after a day of rest, the medical services have performed tests that detected the injury. His return will depend on his recovery.”Felix left Benfica for 126 million euros last summer but has only shown glimpses of his talent this season in an underperforming Atletico team.The 20-year-old has scored four goals in 24 appearances.His injury means Diego Simeone is likely to start with Alvaro Morata and Angel Correa up front against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, where Atletico will be looking for their first win in five games. Felix’s absence could persuade Atletico to accelerate their pursuit of Edinson Cavani, who is keen to leave Paris Saint-Germain this month if the clubs can agree a fee.center_img Atletico Madrid said on Wednesday that Joao Felix has sustained a muscle injury, meaning the striker is likely to miss Saturday’s city derby against Real Madrid.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

24 Sep

John Garrison

first_imgJohn Garrison 60, of Dillsboro passed away Sunday June 11, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital at Lawrenceburg. John was born Saturday July 21, 1956 in Cincinnati, OH the son of Wilbur “Whitey” and Laura “Della” Garrison. John was US Navy veteran.  He was a member of the Aurora American Legion and Aurora Eagles.  John enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR, sports, dirt track racing, listening to country music and spending time with his family.His survivors include mother: Della Palmer of Bedford, In; daughters: Ashley (Kevin) Rohrbach of Bear Branch, In; Jeaneta Lozier of Richmond, In; brother: Charles Palmer of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters: Brenda Schantz of Sunman; Vicki (Barry) Steele of Brookville; 6-Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father Wilbur Garrison; brother: Billy Garrison; son: Joshua Kyle Garrison; grandson: Kyle Garrison.Funeral services will be 1PM Thursday June 15, 2017 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Genkins officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill with military honors provided by the Aurora American Legion Post #231.   Visitation will be 11-1PM Thursday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street Box 156 Moores Hill, In 47032 (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

23 Sep

IMCA addresses awarding of points despite participation restrictions

first_img“We are seeing more tracks with restrictions placed on them on state and local levels regarding their number of participants,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “We have always had an unwritten policy against awarding points at events that limited entries, especially at track championship nights late in the point season when drivers were still competing for state, regional and national titles.” “This is a season like none of us have experienced, however,” he continued. “We will give track, state, regional and national points for races held beginning this Friday regardless of any restrictions placed on the number of participants.” IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, state and track points will be given at those events as of May 15. “I would recommend that drivers contact tracks ahead of time to find out if limits on the number of entries will be in place,” Root said, “and if so to pre-register as soon as possible to make sure they will be eligible to compete.”center_img That policy will likely remain in place through the end of the point season this fall. Tracks can indicate which points (national regional and state, or all points) are to be given when submitting race result forms to IMCA. VINTON, Iowa – IMCA points will be awarded at sanctioned events with limits on entry numbers beginning this weekend.last_img read more

23 Sep

Ison sentenced to 2 years for stealing prescription drugs

first_imgVersailles, IN—Wednesday, Rhonda Ison,53, of Moores Hill, was sentenced by Ripley County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Sharp to 2 years with 6 months suspended to probation for actions related to the theft of 190 prescription pain pills while working as the Director of Nursing at Manderley Healthcare in Osgood, IN.  Prior to sentencing, Ison pled guilty to Failure to Make, Keep, or Furnish Records of the Dispensing and/or Destruction of a Controlled Substance, a Level 6 Felony, and Theft, a Class A Misdemeanor where she faced a sentencing range of 6 months to 2 ½ years. During the Sentencing Hearing, Kyle Negangard of Manderley Healthcare testified about the details of Ison’s crimes and the significant negative impact they have had on his family’s business.  Negangard explained that he and his family had received information from other nurses in the facility that believed Ison was stealing pills rather than following proper pill destruction procedure.  As a result, the facility promptly installed a camera in the medicine room to observe whether proper procedure was being followed.  Within hours of the camera being installed, Ison was captured on video taking 190 prescription pain pills (Hydrocodone and Oxycontin) and falsifying paperwork that indicated she had destroyed them pursuant to proper procedure.  The pills left for destruction belonged to patients who had recently passed away prior to those pills being distributed. Negangard testified that Ison’s crimes were extremely hurtful to his family because they trusted her as their lead nurse.  Immediately upon discovering what Ison had done, Negangard contacted the police and the state licensing board.  The Negangard family knew reporting these crimes would leave them susceptible to potential fines and negative effects of their business, but they wanted to do the right thing and make sure Ison would be prevented from having the opportunity to victimize anyone else.  Further, Negangard stated that Ison’s actions have caused the facility to have to work extremely hard to regain the trust of the facility’s nurses, residents, and residents’ families that Manderley Healthcare has earned over the past five decades as a healthcare provider in the community.   At the Sentencing Hearing, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane A. Tucker argued that Ison’s theft of such a high number of pills, the significant impact her crimes have had on the victim, her violation of trust not only to her employer but to the facilities resident’s and the residents’ families, and her lack of remorse for her actions justified an aggravated sentence.   Ison’s attorney requested that the Court take into consideration that she has no prior criminal history and a dependent child at home.  The Court agreed with the State and sentenced Ison to 2 years in jail with 6 months suspended to probation while emphasizing that, based on Ison’s conduct, she should never be put in a position of trust with patients ever again. In reference to the case, Prosecuting Attorney Ric Hertel wanted to complement the Osgood Police Department for their investigation and Manderley Healthcare for their diligence in reporting Ison’s crimes and their cooperation throughout the pendency of the case.  Further, he stated, “Ison’s conduct and violation of trust negatively impacted some of our community’s most vulnerable, those who require the care and support facilities like Manderley Healthcare provide.  Her conduct warrants the aggravated sentence she received.”last_img read more